But martha meets someone else at the hotel: Mayland Long, a distinguished-looking and wealthy Chinese man who is drawn to Martha’s good character and ability to pinpoint the truth of a matter. Now, a man whose true nature and identity is unknown to those around him will embark on a potentially dangerous adventure in a city on the verge of exploding with its own sort of magic as technology spreads through the region that will become known as Silicon Valley.
Yet, and is feeling lonely, confused, she still hasn’t been contacted by her daughter, since Martha checked in, and a little bit worried. Mysterious phone calls from San Francisco at odd hours of the night are the only contact they've had for years. An elegant, delightful, and unusual novel that blends ancient myth with modern wizardry, Tea with the Black Dragon is “a small masterpiece, setting a fantasy story against a contemporary background” Booklist.
Campbell Best New Writer award. In this “astonishing fantasy debut, ” a mother and a mysterious Chinese man—who is more than he appears—search for her missing daughter in San Francisco Locus. Now, elizabeth has sent her mother a plane ticket and reserved a room for her at the city’s most luxurious hotel.
They become close quickly, and he promises to help her find Elizabeth. Before he can solve the mystery, though, Martha herself disappears—and Mayland realizes that he’s in love with her. Martha macnamara knows that her daughter, Elizabeth, is in trouble—she just doesn’t know what kind.
Twisting the Rope Black Dragon Book 2
A wild psychic force is loose in the world; Martha’s three-year-old granddaughter has been kidnapped; and one of her Celtic musician friends has been found dead, hanging by a rope of twisted grass. Macavoy supports her tale with a superbly drawn cast of characters . . . Dick Awards. In this novel, mystery, the author of the book of kells returns to the modern-day California of Tea with the Black Dragon, Chinese lore, Hugo, World Fantasy, and a timeless love story as she did so masterfully in her debut—which earned nominations for Nebula, and blends fantasy, and Philip K.
Even if it brings him to a horrifying realization. Now the black dragon must use his wits to rescue the little girl and hunt for a killer . . . The campbell award–winning author’s followup to tea with the Black Dragon: “Wow! MacAvoy’s done it again” New York Times–bestselling author Anne McCaffrey.
And her usual superior command of language” Booklist. . Mayland long, aka the black dragon, has been enjoying a peaceful relationship with Martha Macnamara—but suddenly they face threats from seeming every side.
The Book of Kells
To make ends meet, he teaches some courses in Celtic design. Campbell award, this is a tale of warriors, love, danger, and Irish history that will cast a spell on anyone who dreams of discovering treasures in long-lost worlds. But he’s about to take a journey to a far more distant place, one that he could not have imagined.
And although his background is half micmac indian, derval O’Keane, he lives in Ireland for two reasons: his far more confrontational and warrior-like girlfriend, and his fascination with the beautiful illuminated manuscript known as the Book of Kells. A contemporary couple journeys back in time to ancient Ireland in this delightful fantasy by the author of Tea with the Black Dragon.
John thornburn is an artist, mild-mannered and nonviolent. . From a master of magical fantasy, the author of the Damiano Trilogy and a winner of the John W. Along with derval, john will find himself in an ancient Celtic realm, where a Viking attack begs to be avenged and a fantastic—and sometimes terrifying—adventure awaits.
The Grey Horse
In the irish town of Carraroe, a magnificent, completely grey stallion appears. Set against the colorful and magical backdrop of Ireland, The Grey Horse chronicles a time when the Irish people suffered under harsh English overlords who sought to destroy their culture and way of life. No fantasy writer working today has a defter touch with Irish magic” Morgan Llywelyn, author of Lion of Ireland.
The horse brings with him the promise of better times and magical happenings, for he is actually the shape-shifted form of Ruairi MacEibhir, journeyed to such a time of danger in order to win the hand of the woman he loves.
A Man of His Word: The Complete Series
Magic casement: inos enjoys an idyllic childhood with her friend Rap, but friendship between a princess and a stable boy can never be simple. And inos is equally determined to head home to Krasnegar to claim her kingdom. Faery lands forlorn: when inos is abducted through the magic casement and Rap tries to follow her, they arrive in two very strange new lands.
But while abduction, and imprisonment conspire to separate them, magic, the two remain steadfast in their determination to be together. These four fantasy novels of love and adventure follow the exploits of childhood friends Inos and Rap as their feelings are tested by the direst of circumstances. But when the evil nordland raider, Kalkor, arrives in port, Rap’s plans begin to fall apart.
Only aunt Kade refuses to admit defeat. Little does she know, with the aid of his magic wand, he is alive and, trying to bring happiness to his beloved queen. Perilous seas: hunted by the fearsome warlock wardens who rule the world, Inos is convinced that Rap has died. Soon, they are thrust into adulthood and a magical world full of infinite surprises.
Emperor and clown: with inos married to the wrong man and Rap dying in a dungeon, their cause seems hopeless. Taking events into her own hands, she knows exactly the five men she can coerce into helping her. .
The Damiano Trilogy: Damiano, Damiano's Lute, and Raphael
But he is also an innocent, a young scholar and musician befriended by the Archangel Raphael, who instructs him in the lute. In raphael, weakened by his contact with mortals, the Archangel Raphael falls prey to Lucifer, who strips him of his angelic powers. With the guidance of the archangel raphael, the chidings of a brash young rogue, and the memory of a beautiful pagan witch, he journeys across a plague-ridden French countryside in search of peace.
To save his beloved city from war, seeking the aid of a powerful sorceress as he walks the narrow path between light and shadow, Damiano leaves his cloistered life and sets out on a pilgrimage, accompanied only by his talking dog. But his road is filled with betrayal, disillusionment, and death. . . Now available in one volume, romance, this epic of demons, dragons, and heroic adventure is a saga you will never forget.
Campbell and Philip K. But the father of Lies reaches out once again. . . Discover three novels of magic—light and dark—from a winner of the John W. .
Worlds of Exile and Illusion: Three Complete Novels of the Hainish Series in One Volume--Rocannon's World; Planet of Exile; City of Illusions
Her career as a novelist was launched by the three novels contained in Worlds of Exile and Illusion. Le guin was one of the greatest science fiction writers and many times the winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards. These novels, are set in the same universe as Le Guin's groundbreaking classic, Rocannon's world, and City of Illusions, Planet of Exile, The Left Hand of Darkness.
At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied. Ursula K.
Wonders of the Invisible World
You’ll discover a ravishing undine and her mortal bridegroom who is more infatuated with politics than pleasure, a time-traveling angel forbidden to intervene in Cotton Mather’s religious ravings, a wizard seduced in his youth by the Faerie Queen returning with a treasure that is rightfully hers, and an overachieving teenage mage tricked into discovering her true name very close to home.
Pass through fairy tales into the magic of invisible worlds in these opulent stories by a beloved fantasy icon and author of the classic Riddlemaster trilogy. Her lush, mesmerizing narratives are as deliciously bittersweet as the finest chocolate and as intoxicating as the finest wine. The bewitching wonders offered here include princesses dancing with dead suitors, a knight in love with an official of exotic lineage, and fortune’s fool stealing into the present instead of the future.
Patricia mckillip has inspired generations of dedicated readers with enchanting tales that are as romantic as they are unexpected.
The Forgotten Beasts of Eld
In her exquisite stone mansion, magical beasts: riddle-master cyrin the boar; the treasure-starved dragon Gyld; Gules the Lyon, she is attended by exotic, the fiercely vengeful falcon; Moriah, tawny master of the Southern Deserts; Ter, feline Lady of the Night. Sybel only lacks the exquisite and mysterious Liralen, which continues to elude her most powerful enchantments.
But sybel's solitude is to be shattered when a desperate soldier arrives bearing a mysterious child. Soon sybel will discover that the world of men is full of love, deceit, and the temptations of vast power. World fantasy award-WinnerFirst time available in an e-book edition"Rich and regal. The new york timesyoung sybel, the heiress of powerful wizards, needs the company of no-one outside her gates.
George dynasty—has the brains and bloodline that define her family’s legacy, but she’s never been good at following in their footsteps. George is born with or the sword-wielding skills of the paladins—like her sister, Celeste—who bravely combat their fire-breathing foes. George—of the dragon-slaying St.
Even worse, a past tragedy has left Virginia with a crippling fear of dragons…and facing arranged marriage to an aging nobleman eager for heirs. But when celeste is kidnapped by an infamous dragon clan, Virginia must make a daring rescue and defy the fear that has tormented her for years. Virginia can’t do it alone, and her only ally is the notorious criminal she’s freed from her family’s dungeon.
Who better to guide her into the dragons’ lair than one of their own? To save her flesh and blood, Virginia will risk her life—even if her first quest proves her final undoing. Virginia St. She doesn’t have the powerful magic every St.
Enchanted, Inc.: Enchanted Inc., Book 1
Then, and illusions, katie gets a job offer from Magic, seemingly out of the blue, Spells, Inc. A company that tricks of the trade to the magic community. Now it’s up to katie to pull off the impossible: save the world and–hopefully–live happily ever after. A totally captivating, and clever look on the magical kingdom of Manhattan, hilarious, where kissing frogs has never been this fun.
Melissa de la cruz, author of the au pairs katie chandler had always heard that New York is a weird and wonderful place, but this small-town Texas gal had no idea how weird until she moved there. For msi, katie’s ordinariness is an asset. Working for an ogre of a boss doesn’t help. Suddenly, average Katie is very special indeed.
Everywhere she goes, she sees something worth gawking at and Katie is afraid she’s a little too normal to make a splash in the big city. She quickly learns that office politics are even more complicated when your new boss is a real ogre, shy, and you have a crush on the sexy, ultra powerful head of the R&D department, who is so busy fighting an evil competitor threatening to sell black magic on the street that he seems barely to notice Katie.
Lacking any bit of magic, she can easily spot a fake spell, catch hidden clauses in competitor’s contracts, and detect magically disguised intruders.