Download The Magic May Return (Magic Goes Away, Book 2) PDF

As soon as there has been limitless magic, yet reckless magicians have used up the "mana", the facility in the back of the magic. Larry Niven opens his international to the storytelling abilities of Poul Anderson, Steven Barnes, Mildred Downey Broxon, and Dean Ing with tales that faucet the hidden reserves of mana and discover the forgotten areas of power.

Originally released in 1981 by way of Ace Books.

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Download Cetaganda (Vorkosigan Saga, Book 9) by Lois McMaster Bujold PDF

By Lois McMaster Bujold

Whilst the Cetagandan empress dies, Miles Vorkosigan and his cousin Ivan are despatched to Cetaganda for her funeral as diplomatic representatives of Barrayar. Upon arrival, the 2 males are inexplicably attacked through a servant of the overdue empress. while a similar servant turns up useless day after today, Miles and Ivan locate themselves in the midst of a secret. Miles attempts to play detective in a wierd, complex, and deceptively alien tradition, whereas lascivious Ivan manages to get himself concerned with a number of noble adult females while, a diplomatic no-no of the 1st order. because the plot thickens, it turns into transparent that it's as much as Miles to avoid wasting the empire. along with her traditional ability, Bujold addresses undying problems with human identification in the course of the own dramas of her characters.

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Download Massacre Canyon (Family Jensen, Book 5) by William W. Johnstone, J. A. Johnstone PDF

By William W. Johnstone, J. A. Johnstone

Two outlaw brothers were leaving a blood-trail on their technique to infamy at the western frontier. until eventually bounty hunter Luke Jensen catches one of many black-hearted Kroll brothers clear of his gang. yet whereas Luke is attempting to get Mordecai Kroll from penal complex to justice, he's ambushed through the Kroll gang and brought prisoner. And that attracts Luke's personal brother Smoke Jensen into the struggle, weapons drawn...

With Smoke Jensen comes fire—adopted son Matt and lifetime good friend Preacher, who hurricane into conflict to avoid wasting Luke Jensen from the Krolls. With trigger-happy back-stabbers, cutthroat outriders, and murdering devils becoming a member of the fray, the lethal mayhem paints the tough panorama an unforgiving red—a position the place Jensen's enemies visit die...

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Download God of Thunder (Rogue Angel, Book 7) by Alex Archer, Mel Odom PDF

By Alex Archer, Mel Odom

Archaeologist Annja Creed narrowly escapes an assault via unknown figures while she attempts to gather a package deal close to her loft. She later learns that the sender--an previous colleague named Fellini--has been brutally murdered. Fellini were studying the Hammer of Thor, the Norse god of thunder, and had associated it to a Viking warrior and a twelfth-century Latvian village. A coded message in Fellini's package deal leads Annja on a wild chase alongside the canals of Venice to Latvia for extra clues to an old treasure. Rumored to be hidden deep within the forests of Latvia for 9 hundred years, this fabled prize is usually sought through a ruthless corps of mercenaries. and they're going to do whatever to discover it. together with killing Annja Creed.

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Download The Crucible of Time by John Brunner PDF

By John Brunner

Existence had turn into too attention-grabbing on one international crawling around the rubble-strewn arm of a spiral galaxy.
For because the process moved it swept up cosmic dirt and particles. Ice a long time and classes of tropical heat each other in a short time. Meteors huge and small fell consistently. Yesterday's fabled tradition should be tomorrow's attention-grabbing gap within the ground.
But society had consistently persisted. Many concept it usually could. purely the brightest scientists admitted that to outlive, the race must abandon the planet. And to do this they'd need to invent spacecraft...
This engrossing epic describes the advance, over millennia, of a species from a tradition of planet-bound medieval city-states to a cosmopolitan, technological civilization. With The Crucible of Time, John Brunner returns to the large-canvas technology fiction he pioneered in his Hugo Award-winning, novel Stand on Zanzibar.

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Download The Physician (Cole Family Trilogy, Book 1) by Noah Gordon PDF

By Noah Gordon

"In eleventh-century London, a toddler holds the hand of his loss of life mom and is terrified, conscious *something* is taking her. Orphaned and given to an itinerant barber-surgeon, Rob Cole turns into a fast-talking swindler, peddling a valueless drugs. yet as he matures, his unusual gift—an acute sensitivity to coming near near death—never leaves him, and he yearns to turn into a healer. Arab *madrassas *are the single actual scientific faculties, and he makes his perilous approach to Persia. Christians are barred from Muslim colleges, yet claiming he's a Jew, he reviews less than the world’s most famed medical professional, Avicenna. How the lady who's his nice love struggles opposed to her basically rival—medicine—makes a riveting smooth vintage. *The health care provider* is the 1st publication in Noah Gordon’s Dr. Robert Cole trilogy, which maintains with *Shaman* and concludes with *Matters of Choice*.

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Download The Spirit War (Legend of Eli Monpress, Book 4) by Rachel Aaron PDF

By Rachel Aaron

Eli Monpress is useless. He's cocky. And he's a thief.

But he's a thief who has simply visible his bounty crowned and he's no longer satisfied approximately it. The bounty topper, because it seems, is his ally, bodyguard, and grasp swordsman, Josef. Who has been conserving secrets and techniques from Eli. it seems that, he's the one prince of a slightly feisty nation and his mom (a ambitious queen who's each piece as pushed and obdurate as he's) wishes him to return domestic and do his responsibility, this means that throwing over own pursuits like proving he's the best swordsman who ever lived.

Family drama apart, Eli and Josef have their fingers complete. The Spirit court docket has been usurped via the Council of Thrones and an individual calling herself the Immortal Empress is staging an important invasion. yet it's not only politics --- the Immortal Empress has a selected aim in brain: Eli Monpress, the best thief on the earth.

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Download Over the Edge: The True Story of the Kidnap and Escape of by Greg Child PDF

By Greg Child

Sooner than sunrise on August 12, 2000, 4 of America's most sensible younger rock climbers—the oldest of them simply 25—were asleep of their portaledges excessive at the Yellow Wall within the Pamir-Alai mountain variety of Kyrgyzstan. At first light, they might be abducted at gunpoint by way of fanatical militants of the Islamic circulate of Uzbekistan (IMU), which operates out of mystery bases in Tajikistan and Afghanistan and is associated with Al Qaeda. the abductors, themselves slightly out in their children, meant to exploit their hostages as human shields and for ransom cash as they moved throughout Kyrgyzstan. They concealed the climbers through day and marched them by way of evening via freezing, treacherous mountain terrain, with little meals, no fresh water, and the consistent possibility of execution. The 4 climbers—Tommy Caldwell, Beth Rodden, Jason "Singer" Smith, and John Dickey—would see a fellow hostage, a Kyrgyz soldier, carried out prior to their eyes. And in a striking life-and-death crucible over six terrifying days, they might be compelled to choose from saving their very own lives and committing an act none of them idea they ever may.

In Over the Edge, the climbers show the whole tale in their nightmarish ordeal to journalist and climber Greg baby. With riveting information, baby re-creates the complete hour-by-hour drama, from the 1st ricocheting bullets to the climatic choice that profits them their freedom. Set in a zone rife with narcotics and terrorism, it is a compelling tale approximately loyalty and the need to outlive.

What maintains to make it suitable this day, 15 years after the occasions happened, is the geopolitical context—the incident occurred, eerily, at the eve of Sep 11; the truth that at the very least of the 4 climbers stay well-liked within the game; and the main points included into the tale round the media hype and controversy in regards to the climbers and their tale.

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Download Warrior Spirit (Rogue Angel, Book 9) by Alex Archer, Jon F. Merz PDF

By Alex Archer, Jon F. Merz

Whereas touring in Tokyo, archaeologist Annja Creed is approached by means of a guy who desperately wishes her support. Kennichi Ogawa, the final descendant of an old warrior kinfolk, is making an attempt to find a stolen artifact. Legend has it that the vajra was once mystically endowed by way of a warrior's spirit to assist the Yumegakure-ryu relatives endlessly be a resource for reliable. however the vajra may support the forces of evil if it will get into the inaccurate fingers. And now the bloodthirsty Yakuza and a bunch of employed ninja are after it. As Annja and Kennichi trek during the fog-enshrouded mountains of the Iga province to discover the relic, they need to additionally outsmart the vicious Yakuza and ninja who're dangerously with regards to uncovering the vajra first ... and to destroying their pageant.

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