When her mother goes missing from their lonely forest cottage and strange dark creatures close in on her home, 15-year-old Filynora is cast upon an epic journey that will unite the Five Races in a titanic struggle with the forces of evil with the fate of an entire world in the balance. Her life as an Elemental keeper was never normal, but little did she think it would become so strange. After being run off her farm, she wakes in a place beyond her wildest imagination. Befriended by exotic creatures of myth and legend, she sets out on a quest to find her mother...and something more. Now, she has new friends. A new purpose. But is the mysterious man in white who visits her in her dreams somebody she can trust, or is he trouble? Only the Scrolls will tell. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cassie Kelley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116497/bk_acx0_116497_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Blood of the Cosmos: the second book in Kevin J. Anderson´s Saga of Shadows trilogy. An epic space opera of the titanic conflict of several galactic civilizations against a life-destroying force of shadows, a dark, cosmic force that has swept through the undercurrents of the human interstellar empire. The intertwined plots, overflowing with colorful ideas, a large cast of characters, and complex storylines span dozens of solar systems, alien races, and strange creatures. As the second book of the trilogy opens, the humans and Ildirans, having narrowly escaped annihilation at the hands of the Shana Rei and their robot allies in book one, are desperate to find a way to combat the black cloud of antimatter of the Shana Rei. The mysterious alien Gardeners, who had helped them previously, turn out to be a disaster in disguise and because of them the world tree forests are again in danger. The allies believing they have found a way to stop their dreaded enemies, a new weapon is tested, but it´s a horrible failure, throwing the human race and its allies to the brink of extinction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Boyett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004220/bk_adbl_004220_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New York Times and USA Today best-selling authors Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory first teamed up to write the Obsidian Trilogy, which was set in a wondrous world filled with magical beings, competing magic systems, and a titanic struggle between good and evil. That world proved so popular with the creators and readers alike that Lackey and Mallory have returned to it again, with The Phoenix Unchained, Book One of The Enduring Flame, the opening volume of a new epic fantasy trilogy. After 1,000 years of peace, much magick has faded from the world. The Elves live far from humankind. There are no High Mages, and Wild Mages are seen only rarely. Bisochim, a powerful Wild Mage, is determined to reintroduce Darkness to the world, believing that it is out of balance. Tiercel, a young Armethalian nobleman, is convinced that High Magick is not just philosophy. He attempts a spell and draws the unwelcome attention of Bisochim. Tiercel survives Bisochim´s attack and begins trying to turn himself into a High Mage. Next in line to be Harbormaster of Armethalieh, Harrier instead finds himself regularly saving Tiercel´s life and meeting magickal people and creatures. To Harrier´s dismay, it seems that he must become a hero. In The Phoenix Unchained, Harrier and Tiercel begin a marvelous journey to uncover their destinies. Along the way, they meet a charming female centaur, several snooty Elves, and the most powerful dragon their world has ever known. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Dufris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/000557/bk_tant_000557_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Michael Stuyvesant was dying. A wealthy, courteous, and controlled man, all he wanted was to get to Denver to visit his children for one last Christmas. But sometimes even money, good manners, and a compulsive desire for order are not enough. God, the weather, a gigantic shopping-mall Santa Claus, and a pregnant girl who called herself Cheyenne - ´´like the city. And a river, too. And a mountain and an Indian tribe. I looked it up´´ - had other plans for him. ´´´Michael! Michael, oh my God, Michael! What did you do?´ he heard in a shriek behind him as he picked up the fallen weapon. He turned to see Cheyenne’s head poking sideways out the open driver’s-side door. Her elfin face, he thought distractedly - the triangular, fox-like face of an elf who thought he had just killed Santa Claus. And what else would she think? Michael Stuyvesant, a man who prided himself on the calm order of his life, stood with a tire iron in his hand, straddling the body of a titanic Kris Kringle while the fat snowflakes drifted down around him and the chiming, clicking noises of an expensive SUV merged with the screams of a pregnant teenager. ´Oh, shut up,´ he said.´´ The second of Kindle Singles author Joseph Bottum’s trilogy of Christmas short stories - modern takes on the Gifts of the Magi - the 13,000-word ´´Nativity´´ follows 2012’s ´´Wise Guy´´. And where ´´Wise Guy´´ asked what Balthasar, the Wise Man who brought myrrh to Bethlehem, would be like as a clever thief, ´´Nativity´´ now re-imagines Melchior, the Wise Man who brought gold, as a wealthy cancer patient adrift in the American Midwest. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Troxell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018824/bk_adbl_018824_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the gripping, edge-of-your-seat finale to the ground-breaking THEMIS FILES trilogy by the author of Waking Gods and Sleeping Giants . . . We always thought the biggest threat to humanity would come from the outside. We were wrong. Brilliant scientist Rose Franklin has devoted her adult life to solving the mystery she accidentally stumbled upon as a child: a huge metal hand buried beneath the ground outside Deadwood, South Dakota. The discovery set in motion a cataclysmic chain of events with geopolitical ramifications. Rose and the Earth Defence Corps raced to master the enigmatic technology, as giant robots suddenly descended on Earth´s most populous cities, killing one hundred million people in the process. Though Rose and her team were able to fend off the attack, their victory was short-lived. The mysterious invaders retreated, disappearing from the shattered planet . . . but they took the scientist and her crew with them. Now, after nearly ten years on another world, Rose returns to find a devastating new war - this time between humans. It appears the aliens left behind their titanic death machines so humankind will obliterate itself. Rose is determined to find a solution, whatever it takes. But will she become a pawn in a doomsday game no one can win?