Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, Vol. 1 (Novel)
By Fujino Omori, Suzuhito Yasuda
In Orario, fearless adventurers band together in search of fame and fortune within the monstrous underground labyrinth known as Dungeon. But while riches and renown are incentive enough for most, Bell Cranel, would-be hero extraordinaire, has bigger plans. He wants to pick up girls. Is it wrong to face the perils of Dungeon alone, in a single-member guild blessed by a failed goddess? Maybe. Is it wrong to dream of playing hero to hapless maidens in Dungeon? Maybe not. After one misguided adventure, Bell quickly discovers that anything can happen in the labyrinth-even chance encounters with beautiful women. Only problem? He's the one who winds up the damsel in distress!
By Kendra Leigh Castle
For centuries, the world of night believed the Rakshasa Dynasty was extinct. Then Tasim Singh, a lion- shifting vampire with the ability to cast illusions and walk in the sunlight, shows up on the Lilim's doorstep. The Lilim fear that Tasim might be working with the demon Chaos, and Tasim's lack of memory and odd behavior only fuels that fear. The only person who can manage Tasim is Bay Harper, the human best friend of Lily Quinn, Queen of the Lilim.Bay quickly finds that Tasmin is a man who has both suffered and caused destruction, who needs someone with both softness and strength to keep his own essential wildness in check. Additionally, he seems to have a sort of PTSD: certain sights and sounds will set him off unexpectedly, for reasons he doesn't understand. As suspicions about him run rampant through the Lilim, Bay becomes Tasmin's defender...though as his blackouts become more frequent and his behavior during them more unpredictable, she struggles with keeping his secrets. Bay and the Lilim discover that Tasim is possessed by a demon and that eventually his soul will be devoured whole. Bay sets out to find Tasim only to be trapped by Chaos. Summoning his remaining strength, Tasim attacks Chaos to free Bay. He succeeds, but is badly injured. Realizing she can't live without him, Bay saves Tasim by allowing him to drink her blood, turning her into a Rakshasa in the process.
The Indignation of Haruhi Suzumiya
By Nagaru Tanigawa
Two stories continue the adventure in Volume 8 of the Haruhi Suzumiya series.Editor-in-Chief, Straight Ahead!Since the beginning of the year, the SOS Brigade has been masquerading as the Literature Club to be recognized as an official high school organization. But when the new student council president threatens to disband the group, the members must write a collection of literature. Naturally, Haruhi assume the role of editor-in-chief and leads the team to publication with hilarious results.Wandering ShadowFrom writers to detectives, the SOS Brigade does it all. When fellow classmate Sanaka comes to the club seeking help, the team (well, Haruhi) is up to the task. A well-trodden popular park path has suddenly begun to terrify the neighborhood dogs, and Haruhi suspects that it's being haunted by animal spirits. It looks like the SOS Brigade is about to perform its first first canine exorcism!
Island Of The Sequined Love Nun
By Christopher Moore
Take a wonderfully crazed excursion into the demented heart of a tropical paradise - a world of cargo cults, cannibals, mad scientists, ninjas, and talking fruit bats. Our bumbling hero is Tucker Case, a hopeless geek trapped in a cool guy's body, who makes a living as a pilot for the Mary Jean Cosmetics Corporation. But when he demolishes his boss's pink plane during a drunken airborne liaison, Tuck must run for his life from Mary Jean's goons. Now there's only one employment opportunity left for him: piloting shady secret missions for an unscrupulous medical missionary and a sexy blond high priestess on the remotest of Micronesian hells. Here is a brazen, ingenious, irreverent, and wickedly funny novel from a modern master of the outrageous.
In The Ruins
By Kate Elliott
The world of Liath and Alain is breaking apart as King Henry's kingdom is savaged by earthly and supernatural forces, which they alone have the power to understand. The Eika warriors thirst for the King's land and power, their enmity sealed by generations of blood. Bitter in-fighting within King Henry's court and the ceaseless attrition of raiders also weaken his reign. Those who remain true must stay strong as the shadow of the Cursed Ones falls, and the spell holding the exiled from the planet fails. Liath must force her wild sorcery to maturity and Sanglant, her husband and King Henry's heir, must struggle to hold the realm together. The twin destinies of Liath and Alain may yet avert the destruction written in the stars.
The Isle Of Battle
By Sean Russell
In THE ONE KINGDOM, a group of young traders embarked on a quest to make their fortune. Journeying along the River Wynnd with a cargo of ancient artefacts, they soon discovered the world to be a far more complex place than they could ever have imagined.Alaan is trapped in the Stillwater - an eerie, fog-bound place hidden from the sun and shrouded in mystery. Tam and his friends must find him before it is too late. For Alaan is wounded and close to death, and his enemies, if they reach him first, will show no mercy.Set in a world in which magic and political intrigue collide, with unforgettable characters and brilliant storytelling, THE SWANS' WAR is a series destined to become a classic.Find out more about this title and others at www.orbitbooks.co.uk
By Julia Gray
The remote and wild land of Tiguafaya is on the edge of chaos. The menacing volcanoes that dominate the landscape grumble and threaten destruction. The repulsive fireworms, the marauding pirates and the ancient dragons grow bolder by the minute. The corrupt and ineffectual government is paralysed and helpless in the face of all the dangers.The country's only hope for survival lies with a group of young rebels known as the Firebrands. Led by the lovers, Andrin and Ico, and the half-mad musician, Vargo, the Firebrands are desperately fighting back. Using the once-revered but now lost arts of magic against the overwhelming odds, they are all that stand between Tiguafaya and total devastation.Rich and exciting, powerful and engrossing, ICE-MAGE marks the arrival of a thrilling new voice in fantasy adventure.