What awaits when prophecy turns against the prophet? What will he see, when the veil of the dragon rises? To save the ones he loves, Chaelus, vessel of the Giver reborn, pursues the dragon and the fate that prophecy foretold for him. But as the veil of the dragon rises, so does the veil between prophecy and the past, where the Prophecy of Evarun suffers no rivals. Chaelus must choose the greater enemy, the dragon he hunts, or the prophecy he's promised to serve.
A child knight raises a slain lord from death to battle against an evil dragon who conquered the known lands and usurped the lord's throne and powers.
The art of dragon killing: Dragons have been eating humans for centuries. Now heroes throughout history stalk their legendary foe. Learn how to hunt, kill, and eat the wild dragon. Never before has revenge tasted so good. A literary feast for the bloody-minded. In Janet Morris' anthology on the art of dragon killing, seventeen writers bring you so close to dragons you can smell their fetid breath. Tales for the bold among you. HEROIKA 1 -- DRAGON EATERS, an anthology of heroic fiction edited by Janet Morris, features original stories by Janet Morris and Chris Morris, S.E. Lindberg, Jack William Finley, Travis Ludvigson, Tom Barczak, JP Wilder, Joe Bonadonna, Milton Davis, A.L. Butcher, William Hiles, M Harold Page, Walter Rhein, Cas Peace, Beth W. Patterson, Bruce Durham, Mark Finn.
Beowulf meets The Lord of the Rings meets Bernard Cornwell in an epic novel of vengeance, faith and the power of myth. To the Danes, he is skraelingr; to the English, he is orcnéas; to the Irish, he is fomoraig. He is Corpse-maker and Life-quencher, the Bringer of Night, the Son of the Wolf and Brother of the Serpent. He is Grimnir, and he is the last of his kind—the last in a long line of monsters who have plagued humanity since the Elder Days. Drawn from his lair by a thirst for vengeance against the Dane who slew his brother, Grimnir emerges into a world that’s changed. A new faith has arisen. The Old Ways are dying, and their followers retreating into the shadows; even still, Grimnir’s vengeance cannot be denied. Taking a young Christian hostage to be his guide, Grimnir embarks on a journey that takes him from the hinterlands of Denmark, where the wisdom of the ancient dwarves has given way to madness, to the war-torn heart of southern England, where the spirits of the land make violence on one another. And thence to the green shores of Ireland and the Viking stronghold of Dubhlinn, where his enemy awaits. But, unless Grimnir can set aside his hatreds, his dream of retribution will come to nothing. For Dubhlinn is set to be the site of a reckoning—the Old Ways versus the New—and Grimnir, the last of his kind left to plague mankind, must choose: stand with the Christian King of Ireland and see his vengeance done or stand against him and see it slip away?
ERAGON When Eragon finds a polished stone in the forest, he thinks it is a lucky discovery - perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone becomes a dragon hatchling, Eragon soon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself. Overnight his simple life is shattered and he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic and power. With only an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller for guidance, can Eragon take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders? ELDEST Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesméra, land of the elves, for further training in magic and swordsmanship, the vital skills of the Dragon Rider. It is the journey of a lifetime, filled with awe-inspiring new places and people, each day a fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and as his cousin Roran fights a new battle back home in Carvahall, Eragon is put in even graver danger. . .
Janet Morris' masterpiece of historical fiction vividly recreates the life of Suppiluliumas, greatest of the Hittite kings and contemporary of the Aten rulership in Egypt, who tells his own story firmly based in his own writings brought forward from newly translated tablets bearing his seal of authorship. I, the Sun is literally a personal account of an age told for the ages.
"Silistra is a post-apocalyptic planet devastated by a war that forced its populace to go into underground shelters for centuries and, even many centuries later, the planet has not recovered."--Wikipedia.
Nine tales of heroic fantasy by some of the most exciting authors working today. Stories include: Black Sword by Janet Morris and Chris Morris The Act of Sleepless Nights by Walter Rhein To Kill a Myth by Jesse Duckworth No Life Too Small by Douglas R. Brown To Live by Tom Barczak Dozen by Shane Porteous Just One Mistake by A.L. Butcher Witness to Death by Teel James Glenn Through the Sting of Fairy Smoke by R.A. McCandless
"A fascinating and lyrical story, told with great invention..." - Peter Straub, author of Shadowland and Ghost Story"Not since Dune have we witnessed a power struggle of such awesome intensity!" Eric Van Lustbader, author of The Ninja and The Bourne Legacy."Packed with intrigue, spiced with romance . . ." -- Publishers Weekly"Fascinating . . . Recommended!" -- Booklist"Another fine book. A trilogy that is really one gigantic novel!" - BooklistShebat. A young woman challenging the Universe's greatest power, in order to save its most magnificent creation . . . the intelligent space-faring cruisers.The tumultuous climax of the greatest science fiction adventure story since "Dune."
Dream Dancer takes you empires beyond. . . Neither pure fantasy, nor straight science fiction, nor earthbound dynastic saga, Dream Dancer is a stunning amalgam of all three. It is a family saga with the timeless appeal of Lord of the Rings, the epic grandeur of Dune, and the action and excitement of Star Wars. It is a saga of love, power and treachery that will appeal to men and women equally; full of action, compulsively readable, and quite unlike being published in the realm of fantasy today, The heroine, Shebat, is a remarkable girl from Earth. She is brought to the vast empire of the Kerrion family by a renegade son; named as its future ruler on the whim of his autocratic father; abducted to the slums where Kerrion slaves drug themselves with powerful, mystical sorcery; and finally rescued to take part in a great rebellion. She falls in love with one brother but marries another, and becomes more a Kerrion than some born to the name. A magical seductress of men, passionate in her lust for power, Shebat moves among those who control the destinies of millions, for whom treachery and betrayal are as easy as murder. Set in the timeless future on a primitive, savage Earth and on the sophisticated and palatial habitats of deep space, Dream Dancer is the first volume of a three-part saga. The second volume, Cruiser Dreams, will be coming soon.
Soldiers from varying eras and vastly different backgrounds, including the IX Legion of Rome, are snatched away from Earth at the moment of their passing, and transported to the far side of the galaxy. Thinking they have been granted a reprieve, their relief turns to horror when they discover they face a stark ultimatum:Fight or die.
Helen¿s Daimones ¿ the gateway novella for Dyscrasia Fiction. Helen and Sharon are orphans haunted by supernatural diseases, insects, and storms. They are your tour guides in this entry-way novella into Dyscrasia Fiction which explores the choices humans and their gods make as a disease corrupts their souls, shared blood and creative energies. In Helen¿s Daimones, guardian angels are among the demons chasing the girls. When all appear grotesquely inhuman, which ones should they trust to save them?Black Gate Magazine raves: ¿Lindberg is the real deal, a gifted writer with a strong command of language,¿ Joe BonadonnaForeword Clarion, 5/5 Stars: ¿[Lords of Dyscrasia] is highly recommended, though not for the faint of heart¿¿ Reviewer Janine StinsonBeauty in Ruins: ¿[Spawn of Dyscrasia is] as much a horror novel as it is a fantasy novel, but it¿s in that clash of genres that Lindberg distinguishes himself. [Spawn of Dyscrasia is] a gorgeous, textured, intricately layered story.¿ ¿ Reviewer Bob Milne
Seven million years on the New Hell Sinday Times bestseller list... The damned are revolting! The underworld explodes with excitement as Satan himself rebels against forces from on high. Or does he? Dreams are dashed and strongholds topple as the greatest shared universe of all times convulses with mystery and mayhem. Shakespeare and Marlowe begin a new play to please the Devil.... Satan and Samael plot to expose the unrepentant damned... Before Napoleon's eyes, Caesar's villa explodes in chaos... Goethe finds out that hell is all around him... Isadora Duncan forgets that dreams can be hell... Hell's librarian throws a bash and the damned party down... and down... and down... All over the netherworlds, worse comes to worst as Hell's Most Unwanted try assaulting heaven's gates and raise more hell than they bargained for....
HEROIKA: SKIRMISHERS Conflict is a constant. When force on force is inevitable only the intrepid need come forth. Summon the Skirmishers to their eternal purpose, to face a foe who must be opposed at all cost. Gird yourself and join the brotherhood of 'do or die.' Created by Janet Morris and edited by Alexandra Butcher, HEROIKA: SKIRMISHERS is an anthology of desperate struggles in far flung time-scapes, the age old smell of battle and death. HEROIKA: SKIRMISHERS --Tales for the bold among you!
Heaven lays down the law, and Hell gets more hellish as the greatest shared universe of all time makes its malevolent return.
The best, the worst, and ugliest bards in perdition vie for Satan's favor as poets slam one another, Satan's Fallen Angels smirk up their sleeves, and the illiterati have their day. Find out why the damned deserve their fates as Hell's hacks sink to new poetical depths! The first Bible writer drafts a deal with the Devil. Attila the Hun learns his punishment's just begun. Mary Shelley and Victor Frankenstein make a monstrous mistake. Bat Masterson and Wyatt Earp get their unjust deserts. Hell's Undertaker goes on holiday. The Damned Poets Society slams away. A nameless soul shows Dorothy Parker that fame is a bitch. In the underworlds, injustice always reigns: Join us and our damnedest poets for the crookedest poetry festival in perdition where language comes to die and no rhyme goes unpunished.
"Select soldiers throughout history are saved just before their death, whisked away to the far side of the galaxy and told 'Fight, or die'."--Publisher.
A creature or being out of mankind's most ancient mythos. A concept that combines all of the unconscious fears that have haunted our species since its very beginnings. How would this nightmare manifest in our own day and age? And more importantly, what would IT be frightened of? The terrifying answers to these and many more creepy questions can be found in John Manning's chilling anthology, WHAT SCARES THE BOOGEY MAN?
Avast, ye readers! Here be Pyrates! Feast yer eyes on the cursed treasures before you! Hoist the skull 'n' crossbones! Walk the plank with hell's sorest losers! Join the damnedest buccaneers and privateers ever to sail infernal seas. The depths of hell chill the boldest sinner as damned souls learn why the deeper in hell you go, the colder it gets. Twelve tales of piracy in the Heroes in Hell universe, created by Janet Morris and spun by Janet Morris, Chris Morris, Nancy Asire, Paul Freeman, Larry Atchley Jr, Rob Hinkle, Michael H. Hanson, Joe Bonadonna, Andrew P. Weston, S.E. Lindberg, and Jack William Finley.
The Sacred Band rides the Sacred Band series. Tempus, immortal hero, avatar of the Storm God, joins with his partner Niko to reunite the Band for a mission of mercy to a future undreamed.