The Inheritance Trilogy

The Inheritance Trilogy
Author: N. K. Jemisin
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 1162
Release: 2014-12-09
ISBN: 0316333980
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Inheritance Trilogy Book Excerpt:

After her mother's death, a young woman is summoned to the floating city of Sky to claim a royal inheritance she never knew existed in this epic fantasy trilogy from the NYT bestselling author of The Fifth Season. Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky. There, to her shock, Yeine is named an heiress to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won, and Yeine is thrust into a vicious power struggle. The Inheritance Trilogy omnibus includes the novels: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, The Broken Kingdoms, The Kingdom of Gods, and a brand new novella set in the same world: The Awakened Kingdom.

The Kingdom of Gods

The Kingdom of Gods
Author: N. K. Jemisin
Publsiher: Orbit
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2011-10-27
ISBN: 9780316043939
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kingdom of Gods Book Excerpt:

The incredible conclusion to the Inheritance Trilogy, from one of fantasy's most acclaimed stars. For two thousand years the Arameri family has ruled the world by enslaving the very gods that created mortalkind. Now the gods are free, and the Arameri's ruthless grip is slipping. Yet they are all that stands between peace and world-spanning, unending war. Shahar, last scion of the family, must choose her loyalties. She yearns to trust Sieh, the godling she loves. Yet her duty as Arameri heir is to uphold the family's interests, even if that means using and destroying everyone she cares for. As long-suppressed rage and terrible new magics consume the world, the Maelstrom -- which even gods fear -- is summoned forth. Shahar and Sieh: mortal and god, lovers and enemies. Can they stand together against the chaos that threatens? Includes a never before seen story set in the world of the Inheritance Trilogy.

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
Author: N. K. Jemisin
Publsiher: Orbit
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2010-10-01
ISBN: 9780316043922
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms Book Excerpt:

Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky. There, to her shock, Yeine is named an heiress to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won, and Yeine is thrust into a vicious power struggle. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is the debut novel from a major new voice in fantasy fiction.

The Awakened Kingdom

The Awakened Kingdom
Author: N. K. Jemisin
Publsiher: Orbit
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2014-12-09
ISBN: 9780316259040
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Awakened Kingdom Book Excerpt:

SOME TRUTHS MUST BE LEARNED THE HARD WAY... As the first new godling born in thousands of years -- and the heir presumptive to Sieh the Trickster -- Shill's got big shoes to fill. She's well on her way when she defies her parents and sneaks off to the mortal realm, which is no place for an impressionable young god. In short order she steals a demon's grandchild, gets herself embroiled in a secret underground magical dance competition, and offends her oldest and most powerful sibling. But for Eino, the young Darren man whom Shill has befriended, the god-child's silly games are serious business. Trapped in an arranged marriage and prohibited from pursuing his dreams, he has had enough. He will choose his own fate, even if he must betray a friend in the process -- and Shill might just have to grow up faster than she thinks. The long awaited sequel to the Inheritance trilogy -- a novelette by award winning author N. K. Jemisin where a godling must struggle to grow in the shadow of her parents.

How Long til Black Future Month

How Long  til Black Future Month
Author: N. K. Jemisin
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2018-11-27
ISBN: 0316491357
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Long til Black Future Month Book Excerpt:

Three-time Hugo Award winner and NYT bestselling author N. K. Jemisin challenges and delights readers with thought-provoking narratives of destruction, rebirth, and redemption that sharply examine modern society in her first collection of short fiction, which includes never-before-seen stories. "Marvelous and wide-ranging." -- Los Angeles Times"Gorgeous" -- NPR Books"Breathtakingly imaginative and narratively bold." -- Entertainment Weekly Spirits haunt the flooded streets of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In a parallel universe, a utopian society watches our world, trying to learn from our mistakes. A black mother in the Jim Crow South must save her daughter from a fey offering impossible promises. And in the Hugo award-nominated short story "The City Born Great," a young street kid fights to give birth to an old metropolis's soul.

The Dreamblood Duology

The Dreamblood Duology
Author: N. K. Jemisin
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 798
Release: 2016-12-20
ISBN: 0316333964
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dreamblood Duology Book Excerpt:

From the NYT bestselling author of The Fifth Season comes a rich, original fantasy about a king gone mad with power in a world where magic is harvested from dreams. In the ancient city-state of Gujaareh, peace is the only law. Upon its rooftops and amongst the shadows of its cobbled streets wait the Gatherers -- the keepers of this peace. Priests of the dream-goddess, their duty is to harvest the magic of the sleeping mind and use it to heal, soothe . . . and kill those judged corrupt. But when a conspiracy blooms within Gujaareh's great temple, Ehiru -- the most famous of the city's Gatherers -- must question everything he knows. Someone, or something, is murdering dreamers in the goddess' name, stalking its prey both in Gujaareh's alleys and the realm of dreams. Ehiru must now protect the woman he was sent to kill -- or watch the city be devoured by war and forbidden magic. The Dreamblood Duology is an omnibus edition that includes The Killing Moon and The Shadowed Sun.

The Broken Earth Trilogy

The Broken Earth Trilogy
Author: N. K. Jemisin
Publsiher: Orbit
Total Pages: 1424
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN: 9780316527194
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Broken Earth Trilogy Book Excerpt:

This special boxed set includes the New York Times bestselling author N. K. Jemisin's complete, two-time Hugo award-winning Broken Earth Trilogy. This is the way the world ends. For the last time. A season of endings has begun. It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester. This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy. The Broken Earth trilogyThe Fifth SeasonThe Obelisk GateThe Stone Sky

The Inheritance Cycle 4 Book Collection

The Inheritance Cycle 4 Book Collection
Author: Christopher Paolini
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 2882
Release: 2014-12-09
ISBN: 0553538098
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Inheritance Cycle 4 Book Collection Book Excerpt:

Experience the international fantasy sensation that is the Inheritance Cycle with this complete collection of the New York Times bestselling series! For the first time, here are all four books in one ebook collection. One boy, one dragon, and a world of adventure come together in this four-book boxed set collection that makes a perfect gift for fantasy fans. Eragon Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes that he is merely a poor farm boy—until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic, glory, and power. Now his choices could save—or destroy—the Empire. Eldest Eragon must travel to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in the skills of the Dragon Rider: magic and swordsmanship. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and nothing is what it seems. Before long, Eragon doesn’t know whom he can trust. Brisingr There is more adventure at hand for the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by a tangle of promises he may not be able to keep.When unrest claims the rebels and danger strikes from every corner, Eragon must make choices that may lead to unimagined sacrifice. Inheritance Long months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. Eragon and Saphira have come further than anyone dared to hope. But can they topple the evil king and restore justice to Alagaësia? And if so, at what cost? The boxed set features interlocking art that reveals an image across the spines of all four books! And don’t miss the most recent book set in Eragon's world, The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Tales from Alagaësia! "Christopher Paolini is a true rarity." --The Washington Post

The Fifth Season

The Fifth Season
Author: N. K. Jemisin
Publsiher: Orbit Books
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2016-07-26
ISBN: 9780356508191
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fifth Season Book Excerpt:

A New York Times Notable Book of 2015 Shortlisted for the Hugo, World Fantasy, Nebula, Kitschies, Audie and Locus Awards The inaugural Wired.com book club pick THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS . . . FOR THE LAST TIME. IT STARTS WITH THE GREAT RED RIFT across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. IT STARTS WITH DEATH, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. IT STARTS WITH BETRAYAL, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester. This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy.

The City We Became

The City We Became
Author: N. K. Jemisin
Publsiher: Orbit Books
Total Pages: 437
Release: 2021-07-27
ISBN: 9780356512686
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The City We Became Book Excerpt:

Every great city has a soul. Some are ancient as myths; others are as new and destructive as children. New York? She's got six - and all six will be called to arms in the greatest battle the city has ever fought.

The Shadowed Sun

The Shadowed Sun
Author: N. K. Jemisin
Publsiher: Orbit
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2012-06-12
ISBN: 9780316187299
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shadowed Sun Book Excerpt:

Gujaareh, the city of dreams, suffers under the imperial rule of the Kisuati Protectorate. A city where the only law was peace now knows violence and oppression. And nightmares: a mysterious and deadly plague haunts the citizens of Gujaareh, dooming the infected to die screaming in their sleep. Trapped between dark dreams and cruel overlords, the people yearn to rise up -- but Gujaareh has known peace for too long. Someone must show them the way. Hope lies with two outcasts: the first woman ever allowed to join the dream goddess' priesthood and an exiled prince who longs to reclaim his birthright. Together, they must resist the Kisuati occupation and uncover the source of the killing dreams... before Gujaareh is lost forever. Dreamblood DuologyThe Killing MoonThe Shadowed Sun For more from N. K. Jemisin, check out: The Inheritance Trilogy The Hundred Thousand KingdomsThe Broken KingdomsThe Kingdom of Gods The Inheritance Trilogy (omnibus edition) Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych (e-only short fiction) The Awakened Kingdom (e-only novella) The Broken Earth series The Fifth SeasonThe Obelisk Gate

Mass Effect

Mass Effect
Author: N.K. Jemisin,Mac Walters
Publsiher: Titan Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-11-28
ISBN: 1785651617
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mass Effect Book Excerpt:

An original novel written by Hugo Award-winning author N. K. Jemisin and Mass Effect creative director Mac Walters Lieutenant Cora Harper joined the Systems Alliance to develop and enhance her powerful biotic talents. She was assigned to the asari commando unit Talein’s Daughters, where she honed her abilities to become a skilled and deadly huntress. Returning to Earth, Cora finds herself a stranger among other humans, and joins the Andromeda Initiative as Alec Ryder’s second-in-command. The mission will send 100,000 colonists on a one-way, 600-year-long journey into the unknown. When essential—and dangerous—tech is stolen, Cora is assigned to recover it before it can be used against the Initiative, and end the mission before it can begin. Copyright © 2017 Electronic Arts Inc. EA, the EA logo, Mass Effect, Mass Effect: Andromeda, BioWare and the BioWare logo are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc.All Rights Reserved.

The Obelisk Gate

The Obelisk Gate
Author: N. K. Jemisin
Publsiher: Orbit
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2016-08-16
ISBN: 9780316229265
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Obelisk Gate Book Excerpt:

"Intricate and extraordinary." - New York Times on The Fifth Season Continuing the trilogy that began with the award-winning The Fifth Season Winner of the Hugo Award Shortlisted for the Nebula, Audie, and Locus Awards The inaugural Wired.com book club book New York Times Notable Book of 2015 This is the way the world ends, for the last time. The season of endings grows darker, as civilization fades into the long cold night. Essun -- once Damaya, once Syenite, now avenger -- has found shelter, but not her daughter. Instead there is Alabaster Tenring, destroyer of the world, with a request. But if Essun does what he asks, it would seal the fate of the Stillness forever. Far away, her daughter Nassun is growing in power - and her choices will break the world. For more from N. K. Jemisin, check out: The Inheritance Trilogy The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms The Broken Kingdoms The Kingdom of Gods The Inheritance Trilogy (omnibus edition) Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych (e-only short fiction) The Awakened Kingdom (e-only novella) Dreamblood Duology The Killing Moon The Shadowed Sun The Broken Earth The Fifth SeasonThe Obelisk GateThe Stone Sky

Eldest

Eldest
Author: Christopher Paolini
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 706
Release: 2006-09-26
ISBN: 9780375940606
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eldest Book Excerpt:

After successfully evading an Urgals ambush, Eragon is adopted into the Ingeitum clan and sent to finish his training so he can further help the Varden in their struggle against the Empire, in a deluxe edition of the best-seller that includes a foldout poster, new art from the author, a sneak peek at Book III, and more.

Bodyminds Reimagined

Bodyminds Reimagined
Author: Sami Schalk
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2018-02-23
ISBN: 0822371839
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bodyminds Reimagined Book Excerpt:

In Bodyminds Reimagined Sami Schalk traces how black women's speculative fiction complicates the understanding of bodyminds—the intertwinement of the mental and the physical—in the context of race, gender, and (dis)ability. Bridging black feminist theory with disability studies, Schalk demonstrates that this genre's political potential lies in the authors' creation of bodyminds that transcend reality's limitations. She reads (dis)ability in neo-slave narratives by Octavia Butler (Kindred) and Phyllis Alesia Perry (Stigmata) not only as representing the literal injuries suffered under slavery, but also as a metaphor for the legacy of racial violence. The fantasy worlds in works by N. K. Jemisin, Shawntelle Madison, and Nalo Hopkinson—where werewolves have obsessive-compulsive-disorder and blind demons can see magic—destabilize social categories and definitions of the human, calling into question the very nature of identity. In these texts, as well as in Butler’s Parable series, able-mindedness and able-bodiedness are socially constructed and upheld through racial and gendered norms. Outlining (dis)ability's centrality to speculative fiction, Schalk shows how these works open new social possibilities while changing conceptualizations of identity and oppression through nonrealist contexts.

The Kingdom Of Gods

The Kingdom Of Gods
Author: N. K. Jemisin
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 359
Release: 2011-10-06
ISBN: 0748126317
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kingdom Of Gods Book Excerpt:

The debut series from the double Hugo Award-winning N. K. Jemisin, author of The Fifth Season For two thousand years the Arameri family has ruled the world by enslaving the very gods that created mortalkind. Now the gods are free, and the Arameri's ruthless grip is slipping. Yet they are all that stands between peace and world-spanning, unending war. Shahar, last scion of the family, must choose her loyalties. She yearns to trust Sieh, the godling she loves. Yet her duty as Arameri heir is to uphold the family's interests, even if that means using and destroying everyone she cares for. As long-suppressed rage and terrible new magics consume the world, the Maelstrom - which even gods fear - is summoned forth. Shahar and Sieh: mortal and god, lovers and enemies. Can they stand together against the chaos that threatens the kingdom of gods? The Inheritance Trilogy begins with The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, continues in The Broken Kingdoms and concludes in The Kingdom of Gods.

Fairy tale Inheritance Series The Collection

Fairy tale Inheritance Series  The Collection
Author: Shonna Slayton
Publsiher: Amaretto Press
Total Pages: 2032
Release: 2022-10-08
ISBN: 1947736167
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fairy tale Inheritance Series The Collection Book Excerpt:

Cinderella set in the 1940s. Snow White in a 1900s mining town. The Little Mermaid aboard the Titanic! These exciting fairy tales re-imagine events throughout history as fairy tale heirlooms are passed down through the ages. New generations of heroines will navigate their magical inheritances to save those they love and possibly find a little romance along the way. Perfect for fans of history, fairy tales, and clean romance. The Fairy-tale Inheritance Series: The Collection is a box set of six full-length fairy tale novels and one bonus novella. Books include: * Cinderella's Dress * Cinderella's Shoes * Cinderella's Legacy (novella) * Sleeping Beauty's Spindle * Snow White's Mirror * Beauty's Rose * The Little Mermaid's Voice

Harry Potter

Harry Potter
Author: S. Gunelius
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2008-06-03
ISBN: 0230594107
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Harry Potter Book Excerpt:

The Harry Potter books are the bestselling books of all time. In this fascinating study, Susan Gunelius analyzes every aspect of the brand phenomenon that is Harry Potter. Delving into price wars, box office revenue, and brand values, amongst other things, this is the story of the most incredible brand success there has ever been.

Semper Human

Semper Human
Author: Ian Douglas
Publsiher: Harper Voyager
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2009-05-26
ISBN: 9780061238642
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Semper Human Book Excerpt:

The final conflict Chaos has erupted throughout the known galaxy, threatening countless colonies and orbital habitats—as the Associative struggles vainly to keep the peace. Extreme measures are called for in these times of dire crisis, and the Star Marines are awakened from their voluntary 850-year cybe-hibe sleep. But General Trevor Garroway and his warriors are about to discover that the old rules of engagement have drastically changed . . . The end begins with an old-style assault on rebels at the Tarantula Stargate. But true terror looms at the edges of known reality. Humankind's eternal enemy—the brutal, unstoppable Xul—approaches, wielding a weapon monstrous beyond imagining. Suddenly not only is the future in jeopardy, but the past is as well—and if the Marines fail to eliminate their relentless xenophobic foe once and for all, the Great Annihilator will obliterate every last trace of human existence.

The Killing Moon

The Killing Moon
Author: N. K. Jemisin
Publsiher: Orbit Books
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2012
ISBN: 9780356500768
Category: Fantasy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Killing Moon Book Excerpt:

'Utterly enthralling' Trudi Canavan In the ancient city-state of Gujaareh, peace is the only law. Upon its rooftops and amongst the shadows of its cobbled streets wait the Gatherers - the keepers of this peace. Priests of the dream-goddess, their duty is to harvest the magic of the sleeping mind and use it to heal, soothe . . . and kill those judged corrupt. But when a conspiracy blooms within Gujaareh's great temple, Ehiru - the most famous of the city's Gatherers - must question everything he knows. Someone, or something, is murdering innocent dreamers in the goddess' name, stalking its prey both in Gujaareh's alleys and the realm of dreams. Ehiru must now protect the woman he was sent to kill - or watch the city be devoured by war and forbidden magic.