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Dark Empress

Author : S.J.A. Turney
ISBN : 9781910859803
Genre : Fiction
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When stranded on the fringe of a crumbling Empire, how do you defend what really matters? The nomads of the southern deserts have a saying: “When something is broken it should never be discarded. So long as the pieces remains, the whole can be remade.” A time of trials, war and terror is coming to the desert city of M’Dahz, the Empire’s southernmost outpost. As Imperial power falters, then withdraws, the population lives in constant fear of invasion by vicious Pelasian satraps. Meanwhile, brothers Samir and Ghassan, and their childhood friend Asima, are about to discover that while people can change the world, the world can also change people. They must follow separate paths – as courtesan, naval officer, and pirate – yet their destinies are forever intertwined. Nothing is ever as it seems in this distant corner of the Empire, and a world of unexpected alliances, dangerous jealousies and deepest betrayals awaits them... The third book in S.J.A. Turney’s Tales of the Empire series, Dark Empress is a heart-stopping journey by land and sea through a world of deception, scheming, and surprising valour. Reminiscent of C. S. Forester, Simon Scarrow, and Conn Iggulden, this is historical fantasy at its most readable, its enlightening and exciting best.

Athena

Author : Rommell Lewis
ISBN : 0692048677
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Long ago, the Ereb of planet Athena discovered the mysterious GodSphere. Its energy was enough to power all of Athena and grant elemental abilities. Fueled by their desire to expand, Ereb legions invaded a world populated by the primitive Dr'og, but without their connection to the GodSphere, the Ereb were forced to recreate it. In their attempt, their forces were destroyed, leaving the unfinished tech in Dr'og hands. Meanwhile, back on Earth, the Roman Empire-which never fell but instead continued to thrive-spent years expanding across the globe. Their forces became stronger and their leaders more brutal until all of Earth fell to Rome's knees. Unsatisfied with world domination, the empire sent legions to Athena, where the weakened Ereb were forced underground, their GodSphere lost forever. Now, hundreds of years later, Athena's Roman emperor Thaddeus Claudius reigns. He and his daughter, Augustine, are the last of their bloodline, and Augustine, the victim of her father's games, has become little more than a tool in his belt. Amid power struggles and an alien intervention, Athena is caught off guard when the vengeful Dr'og appear. In this dark world of sex, death, and conspiracy, how far will Augustine go to survive?

The Galactic Battles Of The Galaxy Defenders

Author : Anders Rains Bruce
ISBN : 9780595188543
Genre : Fiction
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The Galaxy Defenders is a group that helps the Galactic Government protect the known universe. However, the members of the Defenders have their hands full when a few powerful Empires come to power From the destruction of the gigantic Planet Blasters to the the final battle at Capital Planet, this book tells of the early struggles of the Galaxy Defenders to defend the Galactic Government and the known universe.

Empress Rising

Author : Dale Ford
ISBN : 9781480978522
Genre : Fiction
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Empress Rising By: Dale Ford Empress Rising is a look at a country devastated by war, and how one state takes a radically different path to recovery.

Dark Descent

Author : Kevin McMurray
ISBN : 9780071796873
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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"Dark Descent makes the reader a vicarious participant in what is a very extreme sport."—Philadelphia Inquirer On May 29, 1914, the passenger liner Empress of Ireland was struck by the freighter Storstad and sank in fifteen minutes, taking more than 1,000 victims with her. It remains one of the largest losses of life ever in a maritime accident. At more than a hundred feet deep in the frigid Gulf of St. Lawrence, diving the Empress is like trying to navigate an unfamiliar sixty-story building lying on its side at a forty-five-degree angle, in pitch blackness with only a flashlight. In Dark Descent, Kevin McMurray takes us deep into the bowels of the lost ship, first to relive her tragic death and then to join the divers who have probed the wreck's secrets. It's an adventure from which some divers don't return. "Impressively researched. . . . For those who love the lure of the deep water and the mysteries of shipwrecks, this specialized history will be a pleasure."—Publishers Weekly "Kevin has a remarkable knack of adding life and realism. A great job."—R. W. Hamilton, Chairman of the Board, Divers Alert Network

Pariah

Author : Timothy Goodwin
ISBN : 9781413713022
Genre : Fiction
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Following a tragic accident, Eric Hawthorne is catapulted into a fantastic realm where time slides sideways and where a world of shadows determines the fate of mankind. This is a place where man and monsters, angels and demons, deities and demigods fight for supremacy -- and where the fate of a newborn child can hang in the balance and decide the difference between restoration of the galaxy or its imprisonment forever. In this realm, Eric discovers that he is a clone, a Pariah that is a fail-safe contingency following a paradox matrix equation. In this equation it becomes necessary for Eric to be acquired to near-godhood status where he can be in two places at one time -- find, confront, and defeat an alternate-self, a darker personae bent on world-domination, and stop a demigoddess, a collector of worlds, from wiping out the lineage that conceived the Pariah.

The Fight For Freedom

Author : Anders Rains Bruce
ISBN : 9780595290970
Genre : Fiction
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It has been one year since the Galactic Government was defeated. The known universe is ruled by the tyrannical Imperial Confederacy. The last members of the Galaxy Defenders have only a single starship, and are hiding in deep space. How can they defeat the Imperial War Fleet and the cunning genius of the High Councilors if they can't even save themselves?

Forest Of A Thousand Lanterns

Author : Julie C. Dao
ISBN : 9781524738303
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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The Wrath and the Dawn meets Snow White and the Huntsman in this dark and mystical East Asian fantasy reimagining of The Evil Queen legend about one peasant girl's quest to become Empress. "A richly developed fantasy world . . . Julie C. Dao is a talent to watch."—Marie Lu, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Young Elites Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for greatness, that she is meant to be Empress of Feng Lu. But only if she embraces the darkness within her. Growing up as a peasant in a forgotten village on the edge of the map, Xifeng longs to fulfill the destiny promised to her by her cruel aunt, the witch Guma, who has read the cards and seen glimmers of Xifeng's majestic future. But is the price of the throne too high? Because in order to achieve greatness, she must spurn the young man who loves her and exploit the callous magic that runs through her veins--sorcery fueled by eating the hearts of the recently killed. For the god who has sent her on this journey will not be satisfied until his power is absolute. Set in an East Asian-inspired fantasy world filled with both breathtaking pain and beauty, Forest of a Thousand Lanterns possesses all the hallmarks of masterful fantasy: dazzling magic, heartbreaking romance, and a world that hangs in the balance. Fans of Heartless, Stealing Snow, and Red Queen will devour this stunning debut. Praise for Forest of a Thousand Lanterns A Junior Library Guild Selection "A richly developed fantasy world coupled with an ambitious anti-heroine of complex agency, this story shines and surprises at every turn. Julie C. Dao is a talent to watch."—Marie Lu, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Young Elites ★ "A masterful reimagining of the early life of Snow White’s Evil Queen."—Booklist, starred review ★ "Lushly written . . . tantalizing reading."—Publishers Weekly, starred review "Rich in detail and full of gore and blood, this dark novel will satisfy ‘Game of Thrones’ fans."—School Library Journal “A stunning reimagining of the Evil Queen. Filled with treacherous courtesans, dark magic, terrible choices, and bloody hearts, Julie Dao’s exquisite take on this classic villain rises far above the average retelling.”—Stephanie Garber, New York Times bestselling author of Caraval “Magnetic, seductive, and alluring, Dao’s Forest of a Thousand Lanterns is a lush, captivating read about desire and the lengths to which we will go to find our true destiny.”—S. Jae-Jones, New York Times bestselling author of Wintersong

The Empress Of Bright Moon

Author : Weina Dai Randel
ISBN : 9781492613602
Genre : Fiction
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"The author's talent for dramatic, well-timed dialogue, and portrayal of women's friendships and emotions-especially dislikes, jealousy, and fear - intensifies the reader's understanding of palace intrigue."—Booklist, STARRED Review In the captivating sequel to The Moon in the Palace, Mei must protect her people from a murderous empress to realize her destiny as the most powerful woman in China. At the moment of the Emperor's death, everything changes in the palace. Mei, his former concubine, is free, and Pheasant, the heir and Mei's lover, is proclaimed as the new Emperor, heralding a new era in China. But just when Mei believes she's closer to her dream, Pheasant's chief wife, Lady Wang, powerful and unpredictable, turns against Mei and takes unthinkable measures to stop her. The power struggle that ensues will determine Mei's fate and that of China. Surrounded by enemies within the palace that she calls home, Mei continues her journey to the throne in The Empress of Bright Moon, the second book in Weina Dai Randel's acclaimed duology. Only by fighting back against those who wish her harm will Mei be able to realize her destiny as the most powerful woman in China.

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