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The Skinner (Spatterjay trilogy - polity universe)
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Hard Landing: The 1st Spider Shepherd Thriller (The Spider Shepherd Thrillers)

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The blistering first book in the bestselling Dan ‘Spider’ Shepherd series.

Dan ‘Spider’ Shepherd is used to putting his life on the line. Working for an elite undercover squad he has lied, cheated and conned in order to bring Britain’s most wanted criminals to justice.

But when a powerful drugs baron starts to kill off witnesses to his crimes, Shepherd is given his most dangerous assignment yet. He has to go undercover in a top security prison, a world where one wrong move will mean certain death.

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The Jackal of Nar (Tyrants and Kings trilogy)

The Jackal of Nar (Tyrants and Kings trilogy)
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A nation’s fate rests one one man’s struggle between loyalty and desire.

His enemies call Prince Richius “the Jackal,” but he is merely a reluctant warrior for the Emperor in the fight for the strife-ridden borderland of Lucel-Lor.  And though the empire’s war machines are deadly, when the leader of a fanatical sect sweeps the battlefield with potent magic, Richius’s forces are routed.

He returns home defeated—but the Emperor will not accept the loss. Soon Richius is given one last chance to pit the empire’s science against the enemy’s devastating magic, and this time he fights for more than a ruler’s mad whim.
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The Eyes of God (The Bronze Knight tetralogy)
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Akeela, King of Liiria, was a young and idealistic scholar who was determined to bring peace to his kingdom—a land that had been plagued by war with the neighboring kingdom of Reec for decades. Lukien, the Bronze Knight of Liiria, had been taken in by the royal family when, at fourteen, he saved Akeela’s life, but he’d never forgotten the brutal lessons of the streets he’d grown up on. A bond of loyalty stronger than blood linked these two men—but no two souls could be more different.

And as Akeela and Lukien entered their enemy’s stronghold on a mission of peace, neither man could forsee the turmoil this historic mission would wreak on their lives. For, to seal the peace, King Karis of Reec would bestow upon Akeela the hand of his charming, beautiful, and accomplished daughter Cassandra.

But Cassandra hid a terrible secret. She was experiencing the first symptoms of a disease which would threaten her life and cause unimaginable strife for all who loved her. For Akeela and Lukien, the quest for Cassandra’s salvation would overwhelm every bond of loyalty, every point of honor, every dream of peace. For only the magical amulets known as the Eyes of God could halt the progress of Cassandra’s illness. But the Eyes of God would also open the way to a magical stronghold which could tear their world apart and redefine the very nature of their reality.

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North To The Bitterroot: With a Winchester, a Wagon and a Bowie Knife, They Were the Men Who Opened the Wild Frontier... (The Sundown Riders)
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Between Kansas City and Montana Territory were a thousand ways to die-and a few bold men who would never turn back.

Miners dug for fortunes. Soldiers died on open plains. And a few brave men drove the wooden freight wagons into the wild land. Now, master Western novelist Ralph Compton tells the real story of the touch-as-leather men who carried supplies, guns and gold into the untamed frontier.

Dutch Siringo rose from modest beginnings and proved his skill with a team of horses and a gun. Betrayed by a woman, hunted by a desperate man, Dutch led a group of hard-fighting teamsters where no other shippers would go-through the heart of the Sioux territory, into the teeth of winder along the murderous Bozeman Trail. Now, between Fort Kearny and the mining camps in the Bitterroot Mountains, Dutch and his teamsters faced Montana blizzards, hungry wolves and the kind of enemies you have to bury to outrun.

Blood of Ambrose (Morlock Ambrosius)

Blood of Ambrose (Morlock Ambrosius)
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In a remote city on the edge of two worlds, where blood has power and water is more precious than freedom, three far-flung friends unite on a quest to save their families. Sal Hrvati’s estranged father has brought more into the world than the woman he loved.

Instead of saving her from the Void Beneath, he has summoned an unknown creature — a creature with a mission of its own and a past that stretches back to the beginning of the world. The quest to find both of them entangles Sal and his companions in a hunt for magical treasure on the floor of the Divide, a mighty crack in the earth inhabited by creatures that are not remotely human.

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see also : Morlock Ambrosius origin story,  A Guile of Dragons and a short stories collection in the same universe : Ambrosii: Three Stories

An Oblique Approach (Belisarius Saga)

An Oblique Approach (Belisarius Saga)
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ALIEN MINDS BATTLE
FOR BYZANTIUM

In northern India the Malwa have created an empire of unexampled evil. Guided or possessed by an intelligence from beyond time, with new weapons, old treachery, and an implacable will to power, the Malwa will sweep over the whole Earth.

Only three things stand between the Malwa and their plan of eternal domination: the empire of Rome in the East, Byzantium; a crystal with vision; and a man named Belisarius, the greatest commander Earth has ever know. . . .

1632, Second Edition (Ring of Fire)

1632, Second Edition (Ring of Fire)
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The Ultimate Y2K Glitch….

1632 In the year 1632 in northern Germany a reasonable person might conclude that things couldn’t get much worse. There was no food. Disease was rampant. For over a decade religious war had ravaged the land and the people. Catholic and Protestant armies marched and countermarched across the northern plains, laying waste the cities and slaughtering everywhere. In many rural areas population plummeted toward zero. Only the aristocrats remained relatively unscathed; for the peasants, death was a mercy.

2000 Things are going OK in Grantville, West Virginia. The mines are working, the buck are plentiful (it’s deer season) and everybody attending the wedding of Mike Stearn’s sister (including the entire membership of the local chapter of the United Mine Workers of America, which Mike leads) is having a good time.

THEN, EVERYTHING CHANGED….

When the dust settles, Mike leads a small group of armed miners to find out what’s going on. Out past the edge of town Grantville’s asphalt road is cut, as with a sword. On the other side, a scene out of Hell; a man nailed to a farmhouse door, his wife and daughter Iying screaming in muck at the center of a ring of attentive men in steel vests. Faced with this, Mike and his friends don’t have to ask who to shoot.

At that moment Freedom and Justice, American style, are introduced to the middle of The Thirty Years War.

A Coven of Vampires

A Coven of Vampires
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A Coven of Vampires is a collection of 13 classic vampire tales:

  • “What Dark God?”
  • “Back Row”
  • “The Strange Years”
  • “The Kiss of the Lamia”
  • “Recognition”
  • “The Thief Immortal”
  • “Necros”
  • “The Thing From the Blasted Heath”
  • “Uzzi, Haggopian”
  • “The Picknickers”
  • “Zack Phalanx is Vlad the Impaler”
  • “The House of the Temple”

The Nonesuch and Others

The Nonesuch and Others features a new Brian Lumley hero, the Man With No Name. As stated in the introduction, the Man With No Name “is just an innocent bystander who happens to be standing by in the wrong place at the wrong time: a witness to terrifying occurrences, monstrous events, who can never be one hundred percent positive that the things he has experienced are real. And why not? Because a man who sees pink elephants might as easily see just about anything.”

Neither hero nor anti-hero, the Man With No Name is narrator of the three stories in this collection, but in The Nonesuch he’s at least seen to be brave if not actually heroic. However, “if you the reader were confronted by the bizarre, inexplicable nonesuches whose paths tend to cross his in the following stories…well, how brave would you be?”

Stories included in this collection:
The Thin People
Stilts
The Nonesuch