An elite forces officer with a dreadful reputation.
A bookish paleontologist with a love for mysteries.
An ancient stronghold full of secrets that will take both of them to unearth.
Professor Lilah Zirkander (yes, sheâ€™s related to the famous pilot, and no, she canâ€™t get him to autograph your undergarments) is looking forward to a summer in the paleontology lab, researching and cataloging new fossils. But that summer takes an unexpected turn when the king sends her into the Ice Blades to a secret mine where ancient dragon bones have been discovered. Rumor has it that theyâ€™re cursed and dangerous, but Lilah is more concerned about dealing with the outpost commander, a fierce officer with the temperament of a crabby badger.
As punishment for irking the king, Colonel Vann Therrik is overseeing the hardened criminals working in the remote Magroth Crystal Mines. He would like a chance to redeem himselfâ€”and escape the loathsome duty stationâ€”but nothing is going his way. Cursed fossils have delayed production, miners are trying to escape, and now a scientist has shown up, making demands on his time. Worse, sheâ€™s the cousin of his nemesis General Zirkander. As if one Zirkander in his world wasnâ€™t bad enough.
Investigating the fossils leads Lilah and Vann into the depths of Magroth Mountain where centuries-old secrets lurk, and a long-forgotten threat stalks the passages. To have any chance at survival, theyâ€™ll have to work together and perhaps learn that neither is what the other expected.
Shattered Past is a stand-alone novel set in the authorâ€™s Dragon Blood world.
Tyrus of Kenatos has made it his lifeâ€™s work to banish the plagues that ravage the kingdoms. He believes the answer to ending the devastation lies in the Scourgelands. Yet, Tyrusâ€™s first expedition into the cursed woods failed after being defeated by mysterious minions who stalked and killed most of his band.
Now a prisoner in his own tower, Tyrus has summoned his nephew Annonâ€”a Druidecht possessing innate magic called the firebloodâ€”on the guise of finding a hidden treasure with which to purchase his twin sister Hettieâ€™s freedom. But in reality, Tyrus is using his niece and nephew, and their magic, as an opportunity to escape and resume his desperate mission. And to aid them, he has enlisted the warrior-monk Paedrinâ€”who is almost as green as the siblings when it comes to traveling these troubled lands. The trio is determined, and along the way they grow to trust each otherâ€”and new additions to the groupâ€”in order to accomplish their missionsâ€¦whether or not those missions are one and the same.
But the Arch-Rikeâ€”ruthless ruler of Kenatosâ€”has learned of these plans, and has sent the fearsome Kishion to destroy all those that oppose him. Now Tyrus and his unwitting allies must face down not only the plague, but this new enemyâ€”and fulfill their quest before a fresh horror is unleashed on the worldâ€¦
Children of the After
Â Jeremy Laszlo
It has been six months since their father locked them in the security vault with a promise to return. But he never came back. With supplies running out and vital life support systems failing, Jack, Samantha, and Will have no choice but to ignore their fatherâ€™s warnings and leave the vault. With no knowledge of what befell the world outside, or what they might expect once the door is opened, they find themselves in a world they do not recognize.
Thrust into the remains of the world they remember, how will they survive on their own, not knowing what or who else remains amongst the ruins?
War Of The Worlds
H G Wells
H. G. Wellsâ€™ The War of the Worlds is one of science fiction literatureâ€™s most enduring classics. As one of the earliest examples of an alien invasion narrative, this 19th century tale of Londonâ€™s violent takeover by an alien race has significantly influenced science fiction literature as well as television and cinema for generations. Wells is extremely adept at exposing the virtues and vices of humanity against a backdrop of crisis, and this talent lends substance to this dramatic adventure story.