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Corsair

The Silver Witch

Paula Brackston
Authors:
Paula Brackston
Corsair

Lamp Black, Wolf Grey

Paula Brackston
Authors:
Paula Brackston

Artist Laura Matthews and her husband Dan have given up their city life and moved to an ancient longhouse high in the mountains of Wales. Here she knows the wild beauty will inspire her to produce her best art, and perhaps the powerful nature of the place will give her the baby they have longed for so many years. But this high valley is home to others, too. Others such as Rhys, the charismatic loner from the croft, who pursues Laura with a fervor bordering on obsession. Or Anwen, the wise old woman from the neighboring farm who knows so much but seems to speak only in riddles. And then there is Merlin. Once he too walked these hills, when he was young and his legend as a powerful seer and magician was just beginning. It was here he fell for a young maid, and here he learned the cost of his love. In the Welsh mountains, so charged with tales and legends, Laura will find herself reaching through the gossamer-fine veil that separates her own world from Merlin's and discover some landscapes hold more magic than others.

Corsair

The Midnight Witch

Paula Brackston
Authors:
Paula Brackston
Corsair

The Witches of the Blue Well

Paula Brackston
Authors:
Paula Brackston

A captivating new original 20-page short story by Paula Brackston, author of THE WINTER WITCH. The Witches of the Blue Well is the story of Ceri, a young woman in early eighteenth-century Wales whose grandmother always told her the magic blood of the women in their family flows through her veins. However, when famine and hardship come to their village, will Ceri be able to harness her magic to save herself and her sister? Or will her power bring about the destruction of all that she loves? With her signature enchanting style, Paula Brackston has penned an enthralling story set in the world of her novel THE WINTER WITCH. In addition to the short story, The Witches of the Blue Well, this ebook also contains a letter from author Paula Brackston on writing THE WINTER WITCH, an excerpt from Welsh Folk Lore: a Collection of the Folk-Tales and Legends of North Wales - an authentic publication by the Reverend Elias Owen, from 1886, on witchcraft in Wales - and an excerpt from THE WINTER WITCH. The next novel, THE WITCH'S DAUGHTER is published by Corsair in December 2013.

Corsair

The Witch's Daughter

Paula Brackston
Authors:
Paula Brackston

In the spring of 1628, young Bess Hawksmith watches her mother's body swing limp from the Hanging Tree. She knows that only one man can save her from the same fate - Gideon Masters, the Warlock. She knows, too, that his help comes at a steep price. In present-day England, Elizabeth has built a quiet life for herself. She has spent the centuries in solitude, moving from place to place, surviving plagues, wars and the heartbreak that comes with immortality. Her loneliness comes to an abrupt end when she is befriended by a teenage girl called Tegan. Against her better judgment, Elizabeth opens her heart to Tegan and begins teaching her the ways of the Hedge Witch. But Gideon is hunting her still. He will stop at nothing, determined even after centuries to claim her soul. And now, Bess is not fighting to save herself alone: now, she must protect the girl she has grown to love like a daughter.

Corsair

The Winter Witch

Paula Brackston
Authors:
Paula Brackston

'Wild places make wild people, but only some have magic blood. There are those with frozen hearts, whose souls know only winter. They would drive me from my home. It will not do. Really, it will not.'In her small Welsh town, there is no one quite like Morgana. She has not spoken a word out loud since she was a child, and her silence - as well as the magic she can't quite control - makes her an oddity, a magnet for rumour, mystery . . . and resentment. Concerned for Morgana's safety, her mother arranges for Morgana to marry Cai Jenkins, the widower from the far hills who knows nothing of the nasty things folk say about her daughter.Cai takes his new wife home to his farmstead. As Morgana falls in love with the rugged mountainous landscape, her husband slowly wins her heart - and it seems that she has finally found a harmony her soul had never dared dream of. But it isn't long before a dark force makes itself known - a force which will stop at nothing to turn everyone against her. Determined to defend her home, her love, and herself from all comers, Morgana must learn to harness her power . . . or risk losing everything.Let The Winter Witch sweep you back in time, to a wuthering place where magic is as nimble as a heart is strong.Praise for The Witch's Daughter:'A riveting tale of sorcery and time travel' - Marie Claire.

Orbit

When True Night Falls

Celia Friedman
Authors:
Celia Friedman

Warrior priest Damien Vryce and immortal sorcerer Gerald Tarrant reunite in an uneasy alliance to combat an evil that threatens the delicate stability of life on Erna, where the mysterious force known as the fae conjures monsters from the stuff of dreams. This sequel to Black Sun Rising secures Friedman's reputation both as a gifted storyteller and an innovative creator.This sequel to Black Sun Rising secures Friedman's reputation both as a gifted storyteller and an innovative creator.

Piatkus

Undead And Unreturnable

MaryJanice Davidson
Authors:
MaryJanice Davidson
Orbit

Shadowfall

James Clemens
Authors:
James Clemens

Four thousand years ago, a great war took place among the gods, which shattered their heavenly realm. This Sundering created the land of Myrillia, where near-invincible gods live amongst men. Yet the weapon that fashioned the Sundering may also strike down the immortals, as failed Shadowknight Tylar discovers. He witnesses the death of a god, whose blood heals his deformities but brands him a Godslayer and a hunted criminal. Tylar flees with now god-like powers, seeking to avenge the god's death and clear his name. He must ultimately confront the greatest god of all and face the supreme treachery ...

Piatkus

Dream A Little Dream

Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Authors:
Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Orbit

Harshini

Jennifer Fallon
Authors:
Jennifer Fallon
Orbit

Chimaera

Ian Irvine
Authors:
Ian Irvine
Orbit

In Your Dreams

Tom Holt
Authors:
Tom Holt
Orbit

Wit'ch Star

James Clemens
Authors:
James Clemens

Five centuries after the destruction of the Mages of Alasea, a young girl, Elena, inherits the wild powers the Mages had so carefully concealed from their pitiless enemy. But though the Mages are long dead their ancient foe is not - and Elena must continue their battle with her hard-won outlaw army and her own mastery of the blood magick.Elena and her forces had defeated evil in an audacious attack, a wound cut deep into the Black Heart, but this isn't enough. The Dark Lord's greatest weapon, the Weirgates, continue their ravenous onslaught and the land's powers wane. The Elementals, those rare folk tuned to the Land's energy, are sickening, their abilities fading. The Mer'ai are losing their sea sense and the link to their dragons and the Elv'in ships can not fly as high or far...Now an ally dies in violence, whispering of a last betrayal and a stranger foretells victory or the death of all.

Orbit

Geomancer

Ian Irvine
Authors:
Ian Irvine

Two hundred years after the Forbidding was broken, Santhenar is locked in war with the lyrinx - intelligent, winged predators who will do anything to gain their own world. Despite the development of battle clankers and mastery of the crystals that power them, humanity is losing. Tiaan, a lonely crystal worker in a clanker manufactory, is experimenting with an entirely new kind of crystal when she begins to have extraordinary visions. The crystal has woken her latent talent for geomancy, the most powerful of all the Secret Arts - and the most perilous. Falsely accused of sabotage by her rival, Irisis, Tiaan flees for her life. Struggling to control her talent and hunted by the lyrinx, Tiaan follows her visions all the way to Tirthrax, greatest peak on all the Three Worlds, where a nightmare awaits her ...Find out more about this title and others at www.orbitbooks.co.uk

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Falling Sideways

Tom Holt
Authors:
Tom Holt

From the moment the first Homo Sapiens descended from the trees, possibly onto their heads, humanity has striven towards civilisation. Fire. The Wheel. Running Away from furry things with more teeth than one might reasonably expect - all are testament to man's ultimate ascendancy.It is a noble story, a triumph of intelligence over adversity and so, of course, complete and utter fiction. For one man has discovered the hideous truth: that humanity's ascent has been ruthlessly guided by a small gang of devious frogs.More information on this book and others can be found on the Orbit web-site at www.orbitbooks.co.uk

Orbit

Mightier Than The Sword: Omnibus 2

Tom Holt
Authors:
Tom Holt
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Valhalla

Tom Holt
Authors:
Tom Holt
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Dead Funny: Omnibus 1

Tom Holt
Authors:
Tom Holt

FLYING DUTCH - It's amazing the problems drinking can get you into. One little swig from the wrong bottle and you go from being an ordinary Dutch sea-captain to an unhappy immortal, drifting around the world with your similarly immortal crew. Little does Cornelius Vanderdecker, the Flying Dutchman, suspect that a chance encounter in an English pub might just lead to the end of his cursed life.FAUST AMONG EQUALS - The management buy-out of Hell wasn't going quite as planned. For a start, there had been that nasty business with the perjurers, and then came the news that the Most Wanted Man in History had escaped. But Kurt 'Mad Dog' Lundqvist, the foremost bounty hunter of all time, is on the case, and he can usually be relied on to get his man - even when that man is Lucky George Faustus ...Exuberant comedy from Tom Holt at his inventive best.

Orbit

Colours In The Steel

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

Perimadeia: the famed Triple City and the mercantile capital of the known world. Behind its allegedly impregnable walls, everything is available. Including information which will allow its enemies to plan one of the most remarkable sieges of all time. The man called upon to defend Perimadeia is Bardas Loredan, a fencer-at-law, weary of his work and of the world. For Loredan is one of the surviving members of Maxen's Pitchfork, the legendary band of soldiers who waged war on the people of the plains for many years, rendering an attack on the city impossible. Until now...But Loredan has problems of its own. In a city where court cases are settled by lawyers disputing with swords not words, enemies are all too easily made. And by winning one particular case, Loredan has unwittingly become the focus of a misplaced curse from a young woman bent on revenge. The last thing he needs is to be made responsible for saving a city.