Julia Gray - Alyssa's Ring - Little, Brown Book Group

Alyssa's Ring

The Guardian Cycle Book 5

By Julia Gray

  • Paperback
  • £22.00

*The page-turning conclusion to Julia Gray's Guardian Cycle.

Exiled from his land, Terrel has travelled the world with little to guide him but the mysterious prophecies of the Tindaya Code. Now his journey is at an end, for Terrel has returned to Vadanis.

But the powers that have sought to destroy him are not yet defeated. For the prophecy to be fulfilled the Ancients must arise and it is Terrel who must struggle to defend them...

And as the Dark Moon rises, Terrel makes his stand - but this time he does not fight alone.

One of the most exciting fantasy adventures of recent years, the epic Guardian Cycle reaches its spectacular conclsion with ALYSSA'S RING.


Find out more about this title and others at www.orbitbooks.co.uk

Biographical Notes

Julia Gray' is the pseudonym of an author whose previous novels have sold over 300,000 copies.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781841491462
  • Publication date: 05 Dec 2002
  • Page count: 576
  • Imprint: Orbit
Julia Gray is fast gaining a reputation as one of the best new fantasy writers on the block — SFX
A spellbinding new storyteller — Maggie Furey
Hachette Audio

Grave Importance

Vivian Shaw
Authors:
Vivian Shaw

'This book is a joy to read, unlocking every bit of delicious promise in the premise' B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog on Strange PracticeMEET GRETA HELSING, DOCTOR TO THE UNDEADIn the hills above Marseille, Oasis Natrun is a highly secret health spa for mummies, equipped with the very latest therapeutic innovations both magical and medical. To Dr Greta Helsing, it sounds like paradise. But when she takes the job of interim clinical director, it isn't long before Greta finds herself faced with a medical mystery that will take all her diagnostic skill to solve. With help from her friends and colleagues - including demons, witches and the inimitable vampyre Sir Francis Varney - Greta must put a stop to this mysterious illness before anybody else crumbles to irreparable dust.Praise for the series:'I loved every page of it . . . a spectacularly fun book' Powder and Page'Balances an agile mystery with a pitch-perfect, droll narrative and a cast of loveable misfit characters' Shelf Awareness'Shaw's elegant writing makes this series a standout in the genre' Booklist'Packed with characters who are a pleasure to spend time with' ScifiNow

Hachette Audio

The Bone Ships

RJ Barker
Authors:
RJ Barker
Piatkus

At Death's Door

Sherrilyn Kenyon
Authors:
Sherrilyn Kenyon

One step into the Dark-Hunter world and you'll never turn back 'Brisk, ironic and relentlessly imaginative. These are not your mother's vampire novels' Boston GlobeBorn the beautiful daughter of a poor cobbler, Valynda Moore learned early in life that beauty was its own form of a curse in a world ruled by ruthless men who would use any means to take what they wanted. And the stakes were never higher than the night when one man went so far as to steal her very soul and condemn her to live eternity in the body of a living straw doll.Now she has one chance to be human again. To have her soul restored to a flesh-and-blood body. But only if she betrays everyone she holds dear, and breaks every vow she's made.To her, the choice is simple. She'd never hurt her friends. Besides, what use does she have for a human body? Until her enemies use the one lure that even she cannot resist. Now, like Eve in the Garden of Eden, Valynda has a choice. She can be selfless and alone in her cold, doll's body for eternity. Or she can pluck the one piece of fruit she's always longed to taste and become human in the process. But there's just one small catch. Not only will her friends pay the price for her humanity, she will damn all of humanity in her place.The latest gripping instalment in this sensational, rip-roaring Historical Fantasy series, set in the Dark-Hunter World from #1 NYT bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon, 'arguably one of the most in-demand and prolific authors in America' Publishers Weekly'Kenyon boldly goes where no author has gone before and claims yet another genre as her own. [She is] a publishing phenomenon . . .' Publishers Weekly

Piatkus

The Love Delusion

Nicola Mostyn
Authors:
Nicola Mostyn

Two years ago Frida saved the world . . . so now why can't she even save herself?Frida McKenzie just wants to live a nice, normal life with her boyfriend Dan. Trouble is, as the descendent of Eros, and the Delphic Oracle respectively, this happy couple are anything but normal. So when an anti-love cult begins to sweep the city, it's down to Frida and Dan to discover the deadly intentions of The Love Delusion's handsome and charismatic leader, R A Stone. But at least they have each other, right? Wrong. Because as Frida gets deeper into this ancient grudge match, the cost of her destiny becomes clear, and the role of a hero doesn't come with a happily ever after...A warm, funny love story with a difference, this is truly a super-heroine story for the modern age.Praise for The Gods of Love'A proper page-turner! Suspenseful, mysterious, spooky and witty - and great fun' Justin Myers, author of The Last Romeo'Adventurous, magical, and very, very funny!' Emma Jane Unsworth, author of Animals

Hachette Audio

Rise Against

Hailey Edwards
Authors:
Hailey Edwards
Orbit

Storm Cursed

Patricia Briggs
Authors:
Patricia Briggs

In this instalment in the No. 1 New York Times bestselling series, Mercy Thompson must face a deadly enemy to defend all she loves . . . My name is Mercedes Athena Thompson Hauptman, and I am a car mechanic.And a coyote shapeshifter . . . And the mate of the Alpha of the Columbia Basin werewolf pack.Even so, none of that would have gotten me into trouble if, a few months ago, I hadn't stood upon a bridge and taken responsibility for the safety of the citizens who lived in our territory. It seemed like the thing to do at the time. It should have only involved hunting down killer goblins, zombie goats and an occasional troll. Instead, our home was viewed as neutral ground, a place where humans would feel safe to come and treat with the fae.The reality is that nothing and no one is safe. As generals and politicians face off with the Gray Lords of the fae, a storm is coming and her name is Death. But we are pack, and we have given our word. We will die to keep it.'Patricia Briggs is an incredible writer and Silence Fallen is simply fantastic. I love hanging out with the amazing characters in this series!' Nalini Singh, New York Times bestselling author of the Psy-Changeling series'It is always a joy to pick up a new Briggs novel, and she certainly doesn't disappoint with this latest Mercy Thompson book . . . Briggs hits another one out of the park!' RT Book Reviews

Orbit

Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City

K. J. Parker
Authors:
K. J. Parker

K. J. Parker's new novel is the remarkable tale of the siege of a walled city, and the even more remarkable man who had to defend it. A siege is approaching, and the city has little time to prepare. The people have no food and no weapons, and the enemy has sworn to slaughter them all. To save the city will take a miracle, but what it has is Orhan. A colonel of engineers, Orhan has far more experience with bridge-building than battles, is a cheat and a liar, and has a serious problem with authority. He is, in other words, perfect for the job. Sixteen Ways To Defend a Walled City is the story of Orhan, son of Siyyah Doctus Felix Praeclarissimus, and his history of the Great Siege, written down so that the deeds and sufferings of great men may never be forgotten. ***Praise for K. J. Parker'Parker's settings and characterisations never miss a beat' Library Journal 'There's a mordant wit to the workings of Parker's mind' Time Out'Parker's skilful control of pacing, expert rendering of characters, and subtle sense of humour add depth and believability' Library Journal 'Parker's acerbic wit and knowledge of human nature are a delight to read' RT Book Reviews

Orbit

The Witch's Kind

Louisa Morgan
Authors:
Louisa Morgan

From the author of A Secret History of Witches comes a new standalone novel set in the same world: an absorbing tale of love, sacrifice, family ties, and magic, set in the US in the aftermath of World War II. Perfect for fans of A Discovery of Witches, Outlander and Nora Roberts.Barrie Anne Blythe and her Aunt Charlotte have always known that the other residents of their small coastal community find them peculiar - two women living alone on the outskirts of town. It is the price of concealing their strange and dangerous family secret.But two events threaten to upend their lives for ever. The first is the arrival of a mysterious abandoned baby with a hint of power like their own. The second is the sudden reappearance of Barrie Anne's long-lost husband - who is not quite the man she thought she married.Together, Barrie Anne and Charlotte must decide how far they are willing to go to protect themselves - and the child they think of as their own - from suspicious neighbours, the government and even their own family . . . Praise for Louisa Morgan:'A deeply satisfying and magical work of great craft' Carol Goodman, author of Incubus'Deftly captures the greatest magic of all: the love between mothers and daughters' Jordanna Max Brodsky'Enthralling . . . Deeply moving and richly conceived' Kay Kenyon'I loved it. A beautiful generational tale, reminiscent of Practical Magic . . . Grounded and real, painful and hopeful at the same time' Laure Eve'Epic in scope and heartbreakingly tender . . . Recommended for fans of Nora Roberts' Booklist

Orbit

Soulkeeper

David Dalglish
Authors:
David Dalglish
Piatkus

Death Doesn't Bargain

Sherrilyn Kenyon
Authors:
Sherrilyn Kenyon

The Deadmen are back...But so are the demons who have broken free of their eternal prison and are bent on mankind's destruction. The worst of the lot is Vine, determined to claim their lives for taking hers. She will see the world burn . . . and has the perfect lure to destroy them all. One of their own.Kalder Dupree has never known a day of mercy. Born to the cruelest of mer-races, he sacrificed himself for his crew and is in Vine's hands. He expects no mercy or rescue.Yet Cameron Jack is determined to set Kalder free. As a Hellchaser, it's her calling, and she cannot allow even a not-so-innocent to be tortured for an act of kindness that spared her damnation.To defeat evil, it sometimes takes an even worse evil, and Cameron is willing to do whatever she must to make this right. If Vine thought she had her hands full before, she hasn't seen anything nearly as powerful as Cameron's resolve.Death Doesn't Bargain is the second historical fantasy title in New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon's Deadman's Cross series. Where Deadmen tell their tales, and every soul is damned or redeemed by the final choices they make.Praise for Sherrilyn Kenyon:'A publishing phenomenon . . . [Sherrilyn Kenyon is] the reigning queen of the wildly successful paranormal scene . . .' Publishers Weekly'Brisk, ironic and relentlessly imaginative. These are not your mother's vampire novels' Boston Globe'I couldn't put it down till I'd finished, I was utterly hooked . . . a fantastic read!' bookthing.org'No matter the genre, Kenyon is an awesome read!' RT Book Reviews'A wild, wicked delight . . . no one does sexy, tormented heroes better - or more inventively - than Sherrilyn Kenyon' New York Times bestselling author Nicole Jordan

Piatkus

Deadmen Walking

Sherrilyn Kenyon
Authors:
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Piatkus

Born of Vengeance

Sherrilyn Kenyon
Authors:
Sherrilyn Kenyon

'A publishing phenomenon... [Sherrilyn Kenyon] is the reigning queen of the wildly successful paranormal scene.' Publishers Weekly 'Kenyon builds a story that is wall-to-wall action, yet touched with poignancy.' Romantic TimesA fate worse than death . . .Bastien Cabarro survived the brutal slaughter of his entire family only to have his wife pin their murders on him. Made Ravin by The League, he is now a target for their assassins-in-training to hunt and kill. The average life expectancy for such beings is six weeks. But defying the odds is what this Gyron Force officer does best, and Bastien won't rest until he lays his betrayers in their graves.Ten years later, he has one chance to balance the scales of justice, provided he relies on his former wingman - the very sister of the woman who testified against him.Major Ember Wyldestarrin joined the outlaw Tavali the day Kirovar fell into the hands of a tyrant, and she and her team were left on an outpost to die under the barrage of enemy fire. The last thing she wants is to be involved in politics again. But if she doesn't bring Bastien in, her sister will pay the ultimate price. Now she has to find some way to betray her former wingman before he catches on and kills her. Even so, treachery doesn't come easy to a woman who took a loyalty oath to protect her homeworld and comrades-in-arms, especially when Bastien means more to her than just another partner.Yet as she tries to do right for her family, she learns that Bastien doesn't just hold the key to the fate of Kirovar, he is vital to The Sentella-League war, and to The Tavali. If she hands him over, three nations fall. If she doesn't, her entire family dies. Their fates are all in her hands, and time for all of them is quickly running out.

Orbit

Fellside

M. R. Carey
Authors:
M. R. Carey
Orbit

The Last Days of Jack Sparks

Jason Arnopp
Authors:
Jason Arnopp
Piatkus

Born of Betrayal

Sherrilyn Kenyon
Authors:
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Robinson

Tales from the Vatican Vaults

David V. Barrett
Authors:
David V. Barrett
Piatkus

Dragonbane

Sherrilyn Kenyon
Authors:
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Piatkus

Born of Defiance

Sherrilyn Kenyon
Authors:
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Orbit

Deadly Spells

Jaye Wells
Authors:
Jaye Wells
Orbit

Fire Water: A Prospero's War Novella

Jaye Wells
Authors:
Jaye Wells

Rookie cop Kate Prospero only has one more training assignment to pass before she's officially sworn in to Babylon Police Department. But the veteran cop in charge of the river patrol boat is a salty old guy isn't happy about playing tour guide to a rookie and seems even less interested in real police work. But while on patrol, they stumble on to what appears to be a floating dirty magic lab. This highly combustible situation might finally be the key to these two unlikely partners finding common ground.