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For the first time all five novels in the epic fantasy series that inspired HBO s Game of Thrones are together in one boxed set An immersive entertainment experience unlike any other A Song of Ice and Fire has earned George R R Martin dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine international acclaim and millions of loyal readers Now here is the entire monumental cycle A GAME OF THRONES A CLASH OF KINGS A STORM OF SWORDS A FEAST OF CROWS A DANCE WITH DRAGONS One of the best series in the history of fantasy Los Angeles Times Winter is coming Such is the stern motto of House Stark the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King s Landing There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert s name There his family dwells in peace and comfort his proud wife Catelyn his sons Robb Brandon and Rickon his daughters Sansa and Arya and his bastard son Jon Snow Far to the north behind the towering Wall lie savage Wildings and worse unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south where Jon Arryn the Hand of the King has died under mysterious circumstances Now... Robert is riding north to Winterfell bringing his queen the lovely but cold Cersei his son the cruel vainglorious Prince Joffrey and the queen s brothers Jaime and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannister the first a swordsman without equal the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms Meanwhile across the Narrow Sea Prince Viserys heir of the fallen House Targaryen which once ruled all of Westeros schemes to reclaim the throne with an army of barbarian Dothraki whose loyalty he will purchase in the only coin left to him his beautiful yet innocent sister Daenerys Long live George Martin a literary dervish enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers The New York Timesmore
Everything a Dungeon Master needs to weave legendary stories for the world s greatest roleplaying game The Dungeon Master s Guide provides the inspiration and the guidance you need to spark your imagination and create worlds of adventure for your players to explore and enjoy Inside you ll find world-building tools tips and tricks for creating memorable dungeons and adventures optional game rules hundreds of classic D D magic items and much more The third of three core rulebooks this book contains tools a Dungeon Master needs to provide captivating stories and game play An excellent resource for new and existing Dungeons Masters to engage in both adventure and world creation with rules guidelines and sage advice from the game s experts Created as part of a massive public playtest involving more than 170 000 fans of the game
Everything a player needs to create heroic characters for the world s greatest roleplaying game The Player s Handbook is the essential reference for every Dungeons Dragons roleplayer It contains rules for character creation and advancement backgrounds and skills exploration and combat equipment spells and much more Use this book to create exciting characters from among the most iconic D D races and classes Dungeons Dragons immerses you in a world of adventure Explore ancient ruins and deadly dungeons Battle monsters while searching for legendary treasures Gain experience and power as you trek across uncharted lands with your companions The world needs heroes Will you answer the call
THE BOOKS THAT INSPIRED THE EPIC MOTION PICTURES J R R TOLKIEN THE LORD OF THE RINGS THE HOBBIT THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING THE TWO TOWERS THE RETURN OF THE KING New Line Productions Inc All rights reserved THE HOBBIT AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY and the names of the characters items events and places therein are trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d b a Middle-earth Enterprises under license to New Line Productions Inc s12 Motion Picture Artwork 2012 Warner Bros Entertainment Inc All Rights Reserved
2014 National Book Award FinalistA New York Times BestsellerAn audacious darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization s collapse Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star his would-be savior and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region risking everything for art and humanity One snowy night Arthur Leander a famous actor has a heart attack onstage during a production of King Lear Jeevan Chaudhary a paparazzo-turned-EMT is in the audience and leaps to his aid A child actress named Kirsten Raymonde watches in horror as Jeevan performs CPR pumping Arthur s chest as the curtain drops but Arthur is dead That same night as Jeevan walks home from the theater a terrible flu begins to spread Hospitals are flooded and Jeevan and his brother barricade themselves inside an apartment watching out the window as cars clog the highways gunshots ring out and life disintegrates around them Fifteen years later Kirsten is an actress with the Traveling Symphony Together this small troupe moves between the settlements of an altered world performing Shakespeare and music for scattered communities of survivors Written on their caravan and tattooed on Kirsten s arm is a line... from Star Trek Because survival is insufficient But when they arrive in St Deborah by the Water they encounter a violent prophet who digs graves for anyone who dares to leave Spanning decades moving back and forth in time and vividly depicting life before and after the pandemic this suspenseful elegiac novel is rife with beauty As Arthur falls in and out of love as Jeevan watches the newscasters say their final good-byes and as Kirsten finds herself caught in the crosshairs of the prophet we see the strange twists of fate that connect them all A novel of art memory and ambition Station Eleven tells a story about the relationships that sustain us the ephemeral nature of fame and the beauty of the world as we know it more
A menagerie of deadly monsters for the world s greatest roleplaying game The Monster Manual presents a horde of classic Dungeons Dragons creatures including dragons giants mind flayers and beholders a monstrous feast for Dungeon Masters ready to challenge their players and populate their adventures The monsters contained herein are culled from the D D game s illustrious history with easy-to-use game statistics and thrilling stories to feed your imagination The leader in providing contemporary fantasy entertainment Dungeons Dragons is the wellspring for the entire modern game industry digital as well as analog This newest edition draws from every prior edition to create a universally compelling play experience and exemplifies the true spirit of a game that holds captive the hearts and minds of millions of players worldwide The second of three core rulebooks this book details all manner of creatures that characters might encounter over the course of their adventures An essential resource for Dungeon Masters to use in populating any type of challenge they might contrive for their players Created as part of a massive public playtest involving more than 170 000 fans of the game
Dark Horse Books and Nintendo team up to bring you The Legend of Zelda Hyrule Historia containing an unparalleled collection of historical information on The Legend of Zelda franchise This handsome hardcover contains never-before-seen concept art the full history of Hyrule the official chronology of the games and much more Starting with an insightful introduction by the legendary producer and video-game designer of Donkey Kong Mario and The Legend of Zelda Shigeru Miyamoto this book is crammed full of information about the storied history of Link s adventures from the creators themselves As a bonus The Legend of Zelda Hyrule Historia includes an exclusive comic by the foremost creator of The Legend of Zelda manga Akira Himekawa
The New York Times bestseller by the author of Cloud Atlas Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize One of Time and Entertainment Weekly s Top Ten Fiction Books of the Year A New York Times Notable Book Named one of the best books of the year by NPR The Atlantic Slate BuzzFeed Financial Times The Guardian The Observer The Telegraph The Globe and Mail The Independent Kirkus Reviews Library Journal With The Bone Clocks David Mitchell rises to meet and match the legacy of Cloud Atlas Los Angeles TimesFollowing a terrible fight with her mother over her boyfriend fifteen-year-old Holly Sykes slams the door on her family and her old life But Holly is no typical teenage runaway A sensitive child once contacted by voices she knew only as the radio people Holly is a lightning rod for psychic phenomena Now as she wanders deeper into the English countryside visions and coincidences reorder her reality until they assume the aura of a nightmare brought to life For Holly has caught the attention of a cabal of dangerous mystics and their enemies But her lost weekend is merely the prelude to a shocking disappearance that leaves her family irrevocably scarred This unsolved mystery will echo through every decade of Holly s life affecting all the people... Holly loves even the ones who are not yet born A Cambridge scholarship boy grooming himself for wealth and influence a conflicted father who feels alive only while reporting on the war in Iraq a middle-aged writer mourning his exile from the bestseller list all have a part to play in this surreal invisible war on the margins of our world From the medieval Swiss Alps to the nineteenth-century Australian bush from a hotel in Shanghai to a Manhattan townhouse in the near future their stories come together in moments of everyday grace and extraordinary wonder Rich with character and realms of possibility The Bone Clocks is a kaleidoscopic novel that begs to be taken apart and put back together by a writer The Washington Post calls the novelist who s been showing us the future of fiction An elegant conjurer of interconnected tales a genre-bending daredevil and a master prose stylist David Mitchell has become one of the leading literary voices of his generation His hypnotic new novel The Bone Clocks crackles with invention and wit and sheer storytelling pleasure it is fiction at its most spellbinding Praise for The Bone Clocks Astonishing Mitchell s brought together the time-capsule density of his eyes-wide-open adventure in traditional realism with the death-defying ambitions of Cloud Atlas The New York Times Book Review Editor s Choice One of the most entertaining and thrilling novels I ve read in a long time Meg Wolitzer NPR Magical perfectly illustrates the idea that we re all the heroes of our own lives as well as single cogs in a much larger and more beautiful mechanism Grade A Entertainment Weekly Rich in detail and incident funny rueful and terrifying by turns The Bone Clocks is a tour de force San Francisco Chronicle Mitchell is one of the most electric writers alive The Bone Clocks is his most far-flung tale yet The Boston Globemore
Here s what you ll find inside A complete walkthrough of all the Gym battles the Elite Four becoming the Champion and beyond More Mega Evolutions and the mysterious Primal Reversion All the new game features including Super-Secret Bases Pok mon Contest Spectaculars and more List of TMs HMs items Berries and Mega Stones including where to find them Helpful tips for getting the most out of communication features and online play A pullout map of the Hoenn region
A stunning departure a surprising and compelling return From Anne Rice perennial best seller single-handed reinventor of the vampire cosmology--a new exhilarating novel a deepening of her vampire mythology and a chillingly hypnotic mystery-thriller What can we do but reach for the embrace that must nowcontain both heaven and hell our doom again and again andagain --from The Vampire LestatRice once again summons up the irresistible spirit-world of the oldest and most powerful forces of the night invisible beings unleashed on an unsuspecting world able to take blood from humans in a long-awaited return to the extraordinary world of the Vampire Chronicles and the uniquely seductive Queen of the Damned mesmerizing --San Francisco Chronicle a long-awaited novel that picks up where The Vampire Lestat brilliant its undead characters are utterly alive --New York Times left off more than a quarter of a century ago to create an extraordinary new world of spirits and forces--the characters legend and lore of all the Vampire Chronicles The novel opens with the vampire world in crisis vampires have been proliferating out of control burnings have commenced all over the world huge massacres similar to those carried out by Akasha in The Queen of... the Damned Old vampires roused from slumber in the earth are doing the bidding of a Voice commanding that they indiscriminately burn vampire-mavericks in cities from Paris and Mumbai to Hong Kong Kyoto and San Francisco As the novel moves from present-day New York and the West Coast to ancient Egypt fourth century Carthage 14th-century Rome the Venice of the Renaissance the worlds and beings of all the Vampire Chronicles-Louis de Pointe du Lac the eternally young Armand whose face is that of a Boticelli angel Mekare and Maharet Pandora and Flavius David Talbot vampire and ultimate fixer from the secret Talamasca and Marius the true Child of the Millennia along with all the other new seductive supernatural creatures-come together in this large luxuriant fiercely ambitious novel to ultimately rise up and seek out who-or what-the Voice is and to discover the secret of what it desires and why And at the book s center the seemingly absent curiously missing hero-wanderer the dazzling dangerous rebel-outlaw--the great hope of the Undead the dazzling Prince Lestat more