Signed by the author on the title page. Temple sorcerer Penric and the widow Nikys have reached safety in Orbas when a letter from a friend brings frightening news: Nikys' mother has been taken hostage by her brother's Cedonian enemies, and confined in a precarious island sanctuary. Nikys, Penric, and of course Desdemona must infiltrate the hostile country once more.
World of the Five Gods: The Physicians of Vilnoc Hardcover
Signed by the author on the title page. When a mysterious plague breaks out in the army fort guarding Vilnoc, the port capital of the duchy of Orbas, Temple sorcerer Penric and his demon Desdemona are called upon by General Arisaydia to resurrect Penric's medical skills and solve its lethal riddle. In the grueling days that follow, Pen will find that even his magic is not enough to meet the challenges without help from dedicated new colleagues--and the god of mischance. The Physicians of Vilnoc follows about a year after the events of The Orphans of Raspay.
With loose bookplate signed by both authors (customer chooses location to attach it).
Once, Jackson Rook was a war hero. Raised from boyhood to pilot an exosuit mech, he'd fought gallantly for the rebellion against the Collectivists. But that was a long time ago, on a world very far away.
Now, Jackson Rook is a criminal, a smuggler on board the Multipurpose Supply Vehicle Tar Heel. His latest mission: steal a top-of-the-line mech called the Citadel and deliver it to the far-flung planet Swindle, a world so hostile even the air will kill you. The client: a man known only as the Warlord. Rook has been in the smuggling business long enough to know that it's best to take the money and not ask questions. But Rook cannot stand by and watch as the Warlord runs roughshod over the citizens of Swindle, the way the Collectivists did on his homeworld. For all his mercenary ways, Rook is not a pirate. And deep within the smuggler, the heart of a warrior still beats.
ISBN: 1982125165 / 9781982125165
Monster Hunter Bloodlines
IN A BUSINESS LIKE MONSTER HUNTING, IT'S ALL ABOUT SETTING PRIORITIES
The chaos god Asag has been quiet since the destruction of the City of
Monsters, but Monster Hunter International know that he is still out
there, somewhere, plotting, waiting for his chance to unravel reality.
When Owen and the MHI team discover that one of Isaac Newton's Ward
Stones is being auctioned off by Reptoids who live deep beneath
Atlanta, they decide to steal the magical superweapon and use it to
destroy Asag once and for all. But before the stone can be handed off,
it is stolen by a mysterious thief with ties to MHI and the Vatican's
ISBN: 1982125497 / 9781982125493
Saga of the Forgotton Warrier #4: Tower of Silence
With loose bookplate signed by the author.
The assassination of the Chief Judge has pushed the Capitol to the edge. The Great Extermination has spread to all the land. The casteless must be annihilated.
Their only hope is the fallen Protector Ashok Vadal. But Vadal is being held prisoner on the island of Fortress. In order to save those who need him most, he must escape and find his way across the demon-infested sea and return to Thera, the prophet of an illegal and forgotten god. It is she who has sent the Sons of the Black Sword to war against the warrior caste, hoping to buy time until Vadal’s return.
But as the chaos swirls, Grand Inquisitor Omand Vokkan launches a coup to install Lord Protector Devedas as his puppet king. Devedas has no intention of being anyone’s puppet, but it may not matter. For Vokkan has struck a secret bargain with a demon. Vokkan will destroy the casteless for this ancient being; in exchange, he will be granted the power of the ancient gods.
Ashok Vadal, Thera, and the Sons of the Black Sword face foes both human and supernatural, Byzantine political intrigue and bloody hand-to-hand combat. But Vadal is a warrior with a warrior’s heart, and woe to those who would stand in his way—man, god, or demon!
The war between Almacia and the Empire of Kolakolvia is in its
hundredth year. Casualties heap even higher on both sides as the
conflict leaves no corner of the world untouched. Illarion Glaskov's
quiet life on the fringes of the empire is thrown into chaos when
tragedy strikes his village. When he is conscripted into the Tsarist
military, he is sent to serve in The Wall—an elite regiment that
pilots suits of armor made from the husks of dead golems. But the
great war is not the only—or even the worst—danger facing Illarion,
as he is caught in a millennia-old conflict between two goddesses. In
order to triumph, he must survive the ravages of trench warfare,
horrific monsters from another world, and the treacherous internal
politics of the country he serves.
ISBN: 1982125942 / 9781982125943
John Ceepak #3: Whack-a-Mole
Signed by the author. John Ceepak and Danny Boyle hunt for a long-dormant serial killer who might be getting ready to strike again.
2007 - ISBN: 0786718188 / 9780786718184
Mr. Lemoncello #1: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
Signed by the author. Ages 8 and up. 12 kids win invitations to an overnight of fun, food, and games at the new town library, designed by Luigi Lemoncello, the most notorious and creative gamemaker in the world. But when morning comes, the doors remain locked. The kids must solve every clue and secret puzzle to find the hidden escape route.
Awards: ♦ Winner of the 2013 Agatha Award for Best Children's/Young Adult Mystery ♦ Finalist for the 2014 Anthony Award for Best Children's / Young Adult
Mr. Lemoncello #2: Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics
Signed by the author. Ages 8 and up. World-famous game maker Luigi Lemoncello has invited teams from across the US to compete in the first-ever Library Olympics. Kyle and his teammates are back, but something suspicious is going on. Books are missing from the library. Is someone trying to censor what the kids are reading?
Mr. Lemoncello #4: Mr. Lemoncello's All-Star Breakout Game
Signed by the author. Ages 8 and up. Kyle and his friends compete for a chance to solve Mr. Lemoncello's games on national television.
275 pages, Trade Paperback
2020 - ISBN: 0525646477 / 9780525646471
Mac McKenzie #17: From the Grave
Signed by the author on the title page. A past case comes back to haunt Minnesota PI McKenzie when a psychic medium speaks his name in connection with a huge amount of stolen - and missing - money.
ISBN: 1250212170 / 9781250212177
Cat Pictures Please and Other Stories
Acclaimed writer Naomi Kritzer's marvelous tales of science fiction and fantasy are collected in Cat Pictures Please and Other Stories. Here are seventeen short stories, including her Hugo Award-winning story "Cat Pictures Please," about what would happen if artificial intelligence was born out of our search engine history. Two stories are previously unpublished. Kritzer has a gift for telling tales both humorous and tender. Her stories are filled with both wit and intelligence, and require thoughtful reading.
From Hugo and Locus Award-winning author Naomi Kritzer, Catfishing on CatNet is a thought-provoking near future YA thriller that could not be more timely as it explores issues of online privacy, artificial intelligence, and the power and perils of social networks.
304 pages, Trade Paperback, reprint of 2019 hardcover
Tor Teen - 2021 - ISBN: 1250165091 / 978-1250165091
CatNet #2: Chaos on CatNet
When a mysterious entity starts hacking into social networks and chat rooms to instigate paranoia and violence in the real world, it's up to Steph and her new friend, Nell, to find a way to stop it--with the help of their benevolent AI friend, CheshireCat.
304 pages, Paperback, Reprint
Tor Teen - 2022 - ISBN: 1250165210 / 9781250165213
Beck Garrison lives on a seastead - an archipelago of constructed
platforms and old cruise ships, assembled by libertarian separatists a
generation ago. She's grown up comfortable and sheltered, but starts
doing odd jobs for pocket money.
To her surprise, she finds that she's the only detective that a debt
slave can afford to hire to track down the woman's missing
sister. When she tackles this investigation, she learns things about
life on the other side of the waterline - not to mention about herself
and her father - that she did not expect. And she finds out that some
people will stop at nothing to protect their secrets . . .
Decades ago, the Visitors descended on Earth. They claimed to bring peace and prosperity. Their real goal was the total subjugation of humankind. But humanity did not give up its only home without a fight. After a devastating war, the Visitors were driven back to Mars. Their willing human collaborators were left behind. The task of hunting down these former alien collaborators and bringing them to justice falls to Federal Recovery Agents like Nathan Foster.
Emmogene Anderson was taken to the Visitors as a teenager and was experimented upon by the alien invaders. She carries within her body a semi-functional alien device that allows her to control other people. Until recently, she was serving a prison sentence for aiding and abetting the enemy. That is, until she was broken out by her obsessive ex-lover, Anthony Krieg, a former commando for the Visitors' forces, physically enhanced but mentally unstable.
Now, Nathan Foster and his 14-year-old nephew, Ben, are tasked with bringing the pair to justice. Krieg must be killed, Emmogene captured and returned to the proper authorities. An easy enough job—but Emmogene has been implanted with something else, something much more important
356 pages, Trade Paperback, 2021 first edition
Baen - 2021 - ISBN: 1982125020 / 978-1982125028
Trouble Walked In
A search for a missing woman exposes a conspiracy that could threaten an entire planet.
Cassandra Blake, an employee for the Ascension Planetary Holdings Group—the largest and most powerful corporation in Nova Columbia—has gone missing. And her sister wants to know why. When questions need answering on Nova Columbia, Detective Ezekiel “Easy” Novak is the man folks turn to. He gets results—one way or another.
But what begins as a routine missing person case quickly turns into something much bigger and more sinister, with implications that could affect the entire planet. It seems Cassandra wasn’t just investigating her employer. She had uncovered a secret effort to excavate and exploit an ancient alien artifact known only as The Seraph.
Soon, Easy finds himself trying to unravel a conspiracy that may implicate not only Ascension, but the cultlike Cosmic Ontological Foundation—and the highest echelons of the Terran Confederation itself.
Novel, 304 Pages, Paperback, 2022 First edition
Baen - 2022 - ISBN: 1982192038 / 9781982192037
Lee, Sharon / Miller, Steve
Liaden Universe #24: Fair Trade
Signed by the authors.
Jethri Gobelyn has risen far: from despised youngest on a Terran
family Loop ship to second trader on premier Liaden tradeship Elthoria
under the guidance of his unlikely foster-mother Norn ven'Deelin Clan
Ixin. Master Trader ven'Deelin has taught Jethri much, and she expects
great things from him. Indeed, one might say she demands them. Jethri
has inherited a mission from his father, a plan that will allow family
Loop ships like the one he grew up on to survive the encroachment of
Rostov's Dust. In this, he's backed by several prominent Looper
families who are scheduled to meet and plan at the South Axis Trade
Fair. In what seems to be a fortunate pairing of missions, Master
Trader ven'Deelin sees Jethri become lead trader on his own small
ship, which is scheduled to arrive at the South Axis
Fair. Unfortunately, that "fortunate coincidence" may instead be a
test of Jethri's loyalties, as he's thrust into a tangle of
gray-trading, mistaken identity, misinformation, and galactic
ISBN: 1982126086 / 9781982126087
Lee, Sharon / Miller, Steve
Liaden Universe #25: Salvage Right
Signed by the authors.
A door never closes, but a window opens . . .
With origins in the Old Universe, the malevolent, acquisitive intelligence of Tinsori Light sought to infect others with itself, and send those agents out into the wide new universe to infect even more.
For centuries, two heroes stood between Tinsori Light and the vulnerable universe—Light Keepers Jen Sin yos'Phelium and Lorith of the Sanderat.
Just when it seemed that they—merely human—must fail, Tinsori Light, enfeebled by aged systems, succumbed to the stress of a unique spatial event—and died, leaving the station a shell.
Luckily, the light keepers have back-up. A mismatched team of arcane specialists are on-station, working non-step to preserve the Light, build trustworthy systems, and open the refurbished station for business.
In fact, ships are already incoming, and it becomes a matter of urgency to sort friend from foe. In particular, the Lyre Institute wishes to acquire Tinsori Light, and will do anything, spend anyone, to achieve that goal.
Novel, 416 pages, Hardcover
Baen Books - ISBN: 1982192682 / 9781982192686
Expected July 2023
Lee, Sharon / Miller, Steve
Liaden Universe #23: Trader's Leap
Signed by the authors on tipped-in signature page.
The only bridge between past and future is a leap of faith.
Pursued by enemies, exiled Liaden clan Korval is settling into a new base on backworld Surebleak. Moving is expensive, as is war, and Korval is strapped for cash. Delm Korval has therefore instructed Master Trader Shan yos'Galan to design and implement new trade routes, quickly.
But this is no easy task. Dutiful Passage is targeted by Korval's enemies, denied docking at respectable ports, and cheated at those less respectable. Struggling to recuperate from an attack on his life, while managing daughter Padi's emerging psychic talents, Shan is running out of options—and time. His quest to establish the all-important trade route puts him at odds with his lifemate, while doubting crew desert the ship. Facing the prospect of failure, Shan accepts the assistance of chancy allies and turns the Passage toward a port only just emerging from Rostov's Dust and awash with strange energies.
Without trade, Clan Korval will starve. Will a trader's leap of faith save everything—or doom all?
ISBN: 1982124903 / 9781982124908
The Narrow Road Between Desires
This is not the third volume of the Kingkiller Chronicles, but is an illustrated side-adventure in the world.
Bast knows how to bargain. The give-and-take of a negotiation is as familiar to him as the in-and-out of breathing; to watch him trade is to watch an artist at work. But even a master's brush can slip. When he accepts a gift, taking something for nothing, Bast's whole world is knocked askew, for he knows how to bargain—but not how to owe.
From dawn to midnight over the course of a single day, follow the Kingkiller Chronicle's most charming fae as he schemes and sneaks, dancing into trouble and back out again with uncanny grace.
The Narrow Road Between Desires is Bast's story. In it he traces the old ways of making and breaking, following his heart even when doing so goes against his better judgement.
After all, what good is caution if it keeps him from danger and delight?
A signature on the title page and a "Signed Copy" sticker applied by the publisher to the front cover.
226 page hardcover 1st Edition, 1st Printing
DAW Books - 2023 - ISBN 0756419174 / 9780756419172
Book Condition: New.
Weber, David / Holo, Jacob
Gordian Division Vol. 2: The Valkyrie Protocol
Signed by the author on tipped-in signature page
Agent Raibert Kaminski and the crew of the Transtemporal Vehicle Kleio have made a shocking discovery out in the unknown reaches of the multiverse. They've stumbled across a temporal implosion that has claimed two whole universes, and neither Raibert nor his crew can figure out what caused this calamity other than it had something to do with reckless time travel.
The Kleio speeds back to their home universe of SysGov with this dire report, but an audacious plan is put into effect before they arrive. Old colleagues of Raibert's from the Antiquities Rescue Trust, together with a version of Samuel Pepys transplanted from the 17th century into the 30th, have proposed an expedition into the past. Their goal? To branch the timeline by preventing the Plague of Justinian, one of the worst pandemics in human history.
Meanwhile, SysGov's multiverse neighbor, the xenophobic Admin, is stirring. While their ambassadors put on a friendly show, the Admin is amassing a fleet of advanced, heavily armed time machines with SysGov firmly in the crosshairs.
Time is running out for Raibert and his team. But the crew of the Kleio won't go down without a fight, no matter where—or when—the threat to their home comes from.