An earthy bar that welcomes anyone to call it home. A tough businesswoman, trying to keep home, community, business, and family intact. A panoply of humanity, from struggling farmers, to conmen and cowboys, to the heart-of-gold businessman, and the Company threatening to end it all. A small-town story of struggle and triumph, the kind that could happen anywhere--here on Mars.
Re-enter the world of Kvothe, the Chandrian, Denna, the University…and become lost in all there still is in this world to discover. Four years since The Name of the Wind, fans will find Patrick Rothfuss delivers on his promise–with the trick of even more tantalizing hints of the story still to come. Now in paperback, there’s no reason not to explore the Kingkiller Chronicles—unless you can’t stand the mystery, still waiting for its conclusion.
Holy smokes of Lankhmar, Fafhrd! These are stories to die for. If you thought the Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser stories were the only great things Leiber ever wrote then you have another read coming. He pretty much invented urban horror and was ripping the advertising industry a new larynx way before Adbusters. Plus an enlightening intro by Neil Gaiman.
More than anything this is a portrait of the duality in life...the transition from adolescence to adulthood...big city bustle vs. small town charm...finding the thin line when the ends justify the means...and of course, the eternal struggle between good and evil. Lex would be nothing without Clark, and vice versa. I loved this retelling of a familiar story.
This collection will take your breath away with the beauty of its language, and the possibility for wonder in the mundane. Stories of work, relationships, friends, family take on the promise of mystery, and magic in DeLint’s city of Newford. The dream-like quality introduces you to new friends, and hope for more beyond the ordinary.
"The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed." So begins my favorite King work, a 7 volume journey that will draw the reader across time, parallel worlds, New York, and Mid-World in a wake of blood and bullets. With inspirations from Arthurian legend, Tolkien, and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, this series showcases King's masterful storytelling ability.
Have you read an enjoyed A Brave New World or 1984 ? Do you love wacky dystopian societies that are just creepy enough to make you uncomfortable? Zamyatin did them first, and in my opinion, best. What is freedom? What is truth? And does love ensnare us, or free us as individuals? These are just a few of the questions asked here, you’re in for a heck of a ride.
Born to protect their planet, dragons and riders share an unbreakable bond. When a dragon dies, the man becomes a broken shell, when a rider dies, so does his dragon. Rider to the new dragon queen, headstrong Lessa learns to adjust to her new home and responsibilities, while also learning to open up to love, the love of her man and the unconditional devotion of her dragon, because together, they are the planets only hope.