By Catherynne M. Valente
Severin Unck is the headstrong young daughter of a world famous film director. She has inherited her father's love of the big screen but not his exuberant gothic style of filmmaking. Instead, Severin makes documentaries, artful and passionate and even rather brave - for she is a realist in a fantastic alternate universe, in which Hollywood occupies the moon, Mars is rife with lawless saloons, and the solar system contains all manner of creatures, cults and colonies. For Severin's latest project she leads her crew to the watery planet of Venus to investigate the disappearance of a diving colony there. But something goes wrong during the course of their investigations; and her crew limp home without her.All that remains of Severin are fragments. Can these snippets of scenes and shots, voices and memories, pages and recordings be collected and pieced together to tell the story of her life - and shed light on the mystery of her vanishing? Clever, dreamy, strange and beautifully written - Radiance is a novel about how stories give form to worlds.
By Thea Harrison
Bestselling author Thea Harrison begins an all-new, darkly romantic paranormal saga, in which the fate of existence itself lies in the balance - and the key to victory may rest in the hands of two eternal lovers . . .In the hospital ER where she works, Mary is used to chaos. But lately, every aspect of her life seems adrift. She feels disconnected from herself. Voices appear in her head. And the vivid, disturbing dreams she's had all her life are becoming more intense. Then she meets Michael. He's handsome, enigmatic and knows more than he can say. In his company, she slowly remembers the truth about herself . . .Thousands of years ago, eight creatures came to our world: the Deceiver to destroy it and seven to stop him. Reincarnated over and over, they carry on - and Mary finds herself drawn into the battle once again. And the more she learns, the more she realises that Michael will go to any lengths to destroy the Deceiver. Then she remembers who killed her during her last life, nine hundred years ago . . . Michael.
Rise Of Empire
By Michael J Sullivan
The birth of the Nyphron Empire has brought war to Melengar. To save her kingdom, Princess Arista runs a desperate gamble when she defies her brother and hires Royce and Hadrian to perform a dangerous mission behind the enemy's lines. As the power of the Nyphron Empire grows, so does Royce's suspicion that the wizard Esrahaddon is using the thieves as pawns in his own shadowy struggle for power. To find the truth, he must unravel the secret of Hadrian's past. What he discovers leads the thieves to the ends of the world on a journey amid treachery and betrayals, forcing Hadrian to face a past he hoped never to see again.
By Susan Kearney
POWER IN THEIR PASSION Marisa Rourke is a beautiful, fearless telepath who tames dragonshapers on Earth. Rion is a tall, dark, and sexy space explorer whose home planet is a galaxy away. The attraction between them is undeniable, but Rion is hiding a desperate secret that will change Marisa's life forever. DANGER IN THEIR TOUCH Marisa's gift is the only way Rion can communicate with his people, enslaved by a powerful enemy. He knows that kidnapping her is wrong, but saving his planet is worth sparking the fiery clairvoyant's fury. Yet hotter - and more explosive - is the psychic bond growing between Marisa and Rion. Could their passion be the key to freeing Rion's people? Only if he and Marisa can discover how to channel theirdesire . . . before a vicious enemy destroys them all.
The Right Hand Of God
By Russell Kirkpatrick
The company has been scattered far and wide in its mission to prepare Faltha for war - now the armies of the Destroyer are near and invasion is imminent.The small group now possesses the Jugom Ark, the flaming arrow of legend that, it is believed, will defeat their enemy. And when Leith returns to the city of Instruere carrying the Ark, thousands of people flock to him to fight for Faltha in the coming battle. But Leith is finding it difficult to accept people's faith in him, and his role as custodian of this sacred artefact. Until the events of 2,000 years ago finally play out in the present . . .As the land darkens under the shadow of impending battle, the company must strive against treachery and self-doubt - for a great evil approaches.
The Red Glacier
By Julia Gray
Following his adventures in THE DARK MOON, THE JASPER FOREST and THE CRYSTAL DESERT, Terrel travels ever onwards, hoping that each step will take him closer to his homeland of Vadanis.Now Terrel finds himself in the war-torn land of Takkuk, where no one can remember a time before conflict, and no one but the powerful sorcerers know the cause of it. Horrified to learn that the powers of nature are being harnessed for use as weapons, Terrel discovers that a volcano among the glaciers is home to a deadly presence ...Look out for more information on this book and others on the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk
By Orson Scott Card
Since the age of eleven, whe he saw the white men murder his father, the Red Indian Lolla-Wossiky has been a pathetic drunk. His brother, Ta-Kumsaw, wishes to see whites confined to the eastern lands. But Governor Bill Harrison of the rough frontier town of Carthage has far more brutal plans for the Indians.When he puts those plans into action, he unwittingly brings young Alvin Miller - a very special white boy with extraordinary magical powers - to Lolla-Wossiky and Ta-Kumsaw. And brings Alvin one more step on his magical odyssey.More information on this book and others can be found on the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk