Nobody knew where it came from. Nobody knew why it came. When an eight-foot-tall man made of stone appears in the middle of a busy city center one July afternoon, two-bit (and antisocial) reporter Andy Pointer assumes it's just a publicity stunt. Indeed, so does everyone else...until the Stone Man begins to walk, heading silently through the wall of the nearest building, flattening it, and killing several people inside as a result.
"Original British SF...absolutely loved it!!"
"I can command storms, summon fire, and unmake stone. Animals have nothing interesting to say, and no one can see the future because it has not been written," growled Balfruss. "It's dangerous to meddle with things you don't understand." When you fight magic with magic, nothing is certain. Balfruss is a battlemage, one of a vanishing breed, sworn to fight and die for a country that fears and despises him.
Here are the rules. Method: you can't use a gun. You can't use explosives. You can't use poison. It has to be up close and personal. You don't have to worry about leaving evidence; that will be taken care of. Victim: no one suicidal. No one over the age of 65. No one with a terminal illness. Choose your method. Choose your victim.
"Who would I kill?"
Why do you lose arguments with people who know MUCH LESS than you? Why can you recognise that woman, from that thing...but can't remember her name? And why, after your last break-up, did you find yourself in the foetal position on the sofa for days, moving only to wipe the snot and tears haphazardly from your face? Here's why: the idiot brain. For something supposedly so brilliant and evolutionarily advanced, the human brain is pretty messy, fallible and disorganised.
Voechenka is a city under siege. Decimated by the Battlemage War, its restless dead attack every night, begging the living to join them beyond the grave. Three survivors will fight to save the city. Tammy, whose investigation could rescue Voechenka from its grisly fate. Zannah, who must pay penance for her war crimes. And Balfruss: scholar, traveller and battlemage.
"Fantasy violence and magic. Good stuff."
The people of Perizzi have survived the battlemage war, but their future is looking darker than ever.... Byrne is a member of the Watch, investigating a series of murders. Fray's expertise with magic is needed to catch the killer, but working with the Watch destroyed his father years before. Choss is a champion fighter trying to diffuse a war in the underworld. Katja is a spy from a foreign land attempting to prevent a massacre that will topple two dynasties.
"A Great Fantasy read from the Author of Battlemage"
When a group of international activists arrive on the Faroe Islands intent on stopping whale hunts, or grindadrap, tensions between islanders and protestors run high. And when a woman is found murdered only hours after a violent confrontation at a whale drive, the circumstances seem purposely designed to create even more animosity between the two sides. For Faroese detective Hjalti Hentze and DI Jan Reyna, the case exposes personal connections and conflicts of interest.
Kenning Hall was more than a country home, it was the family's sanctuary away from the frenetic pace of London, until that day. What happened that day was so horrifying, so devastating, that the place was left to ruin, until now. A decade later, 32-year-old Rupert Harrison, the only surviving heir to the Harrison publishing dynasty, has ordered Kenning Hall restored to its former glory. It's time to go back.
Jan Reyna is a murder squad detective, British by adoption and choice, Faroese by birth and history. Called back to the remote Danish Faroe Islands when his father suffers a paralysing stroke, Reyna is forced to reexamine his decades-long rejection of the past and of his father in particular. But in this now-foreign country, whose language and customs he no longer understands, Reyna is also drawn into a rare Faroese murder case.
"Faroe - Scandinavian slow lane"
September 1143. Bradecote is a minor landowner and newly appointed under-sheriff. His sergeant, Catchpoll, is a weather-beaten, wily and experienced thief-taker who always looks to be one step ahead of any villain. Bradecote though quite new to the job brings an effectively analytical eye to the investigation. A series of fires around the city seem linked, and Bradecote and Catchpoll have to piece together the vengeful motive that links them in order to uncover the arsonist.
"True Voice Acting & Engaging Story"
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is arguably one of the world's finest example of Gothic literature. This guide, written especially for those studying English literature, takes you through everything you need to know about this great novel. Not only does the series discuss each chapter in detail, there are specific tutorials that cover the genre, themes, context, characters, structure and form and key quotations to ensure that you have the necessary knowledge to succeed in both your coursework and your exams.
Let your imagine fly with our Physics Study Guide. Not only will we provide you with all you need to know for your physics iGCSE but we will take you on a journey to far-flung places, really bringing the wonderful world of physics alive. Full of sound effects to help cement important points, each chapter will furnish you with the information to help you understand key concepts and excel in your learning.
Without the right mindset, no one will reach their health and fitness potential, and that's exactly what James Atkinson focuses on in this book. James Atkinson knows what it takes to set a goal, and only through sustained, consistent motivation will that goal ever be met. This book is for anyone who wants to make a change in their life but doesn't know where to start, or doesn't think they have the motivation to meet their goals because after all, motivation is a shared quality in any type of fitness goal.
"Highly recommended audio version"
The epic novel of action, conspiracy and suspense from best-selling storyteller Robyn Young. From the bloody battlefields of the Wars of the Roses to the court of the Tudors and the dawn of a new world comes Jack Vaughan: bastard son, mercenary soldier and now the king's trusted man at a time when many choose a path of deception and conspiracy....
"A great book to listen to!"
Science starts to get interesting when things don''t make sense. Even today, there are experimental results that the most brilliant scientists can neither explain nor dismiss. In the past, similar anomalies have revolutionised our world: in the 16th century, a set of celestial irregularities led Copernicus to realise that the Earth goes around the sun and not the reverse. In 13 Things That Don''t Make Sense, Michael Brooks meets thirteen modern-day anomalies that may become tomorrow''s breakthroughs.
"Really interesting listen!"
All you have to do is find out why Harry is prepared to blame an innocent man. That's the thread. Follow it. You'll reach the Silent Ones. This is your way - our way - of making a difference. With this challenge from Father Edmund Littlemore, Anselm returns to the Old Bailey to fight the most difficult and troubling case of his life. The man in the dock is Littlemore himself. He is charged with grave offences against Harry Brandwell, who, it seems, is both a victim and a liar.
"An improvement from the last."
The significance of what occurred in Germany during our period of study needs no exaggeration. This GCSE series on Germany 1919-1945 really brings alive all the main themes that are required for your History GCSE course, giving you an in-depth knowledge of all the main points, including the establishment of the Weimar Republic, the problems faced by the Weimar Republic from 1919-1923, its recovery from those problems and, finally, the Third Reich.
Jean-Paul Sartre is one of the undisputed giants of 20th-century philosophy. His intellectual writings popularizing existentialism, combined with his creative and artistic flair, have made him a legend of French thought. His tumultuous personal life - so inextricably bound up with his philosophical thinking - is a fascinating tale of love and lust, drug abuse, high-profile fallings-out and political and cultural rebellion.
An inveterate traveller, Sir James Monmouth has spent most of his life abroad. He arrives in England on a dark and rainy night with the intention of discovering more, not only about himself but his obsession with Conrad Vane, an explorer. Warned against following his trail, Sir James experiences some extraordinary happenings - who is the mysterious, sad little boy, and the old woman behind the curtain? And why is it that only he hears the chilling scream and the desperate sobbbing?
"Could have been better"
A dazzling new recording of this classic best-seller to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the author's birth, Rape of the Fair Country follows its hero Iestyn Mortimer from boyhood to manhood, through the turbulent times of the Industrial Revolution and the Chartist Revolt against the ironmasters and a government that supported them. It is a story of love, of loss, of battle and of honour, set in the plundered valleys of South Wales. Rape of the Fair Country launched the career of Alexander Cordell and went on to sell millions of copies in seventeen languages throughout the world.
"Totally captivating-highly recommended"