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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 FOR 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
A thrilling finale to a trilogy that will stand as one of the great achievements in American fantasy fiction Stephen King You followed The Passage You faced The Twelve Now enter The City of Mirrors for the final reckoning As the bestselling epic races to its breathtaking finale Justin Cronin s band of hardened survivors await the second coming of unspeakable darkness The world we knew is gone What world will rise in its place The Twelve have been destroyed and the terrifying hundred-year reign of darkness that descended upon the world has ended The survivors are stepping outside their walls determined to build society anew and daring to dream of a hopeful future But far from them in a dead metropolis he waits Zero The First Father of the Twelve The anguish that shattered his human life haunts him and the hatred spawned by his transformation burns bright His fury will be quenched only when he destroys Amy humanity s only hope the Girl from Nowhere who grew up to rise against him One last time light and dark will clash and at last Amy and her friends will know their fate Advance praise for The City of Mirrors Justin Cronin s Passage trilogy is remarkable for the unremitting drive of its narrative for the breathtaking sweep of its... imagined future and for the clear lucidity of its language Stephen King Superb This conclusion to bestseller Cronin s apocalyptic thriller trilogy ends with all of the heartbreak joy and unexpected twists of fate that events in The Passage and The Twelve foreordained Publishers Weekly starred review Readers who have been patiently awaiting the conclusion to Cronin s sweeping postapocalyptic trilogy are richly rewarded with this epic heart-wrenching novel Not only does this title bring the series to a thrilling and satisfying conclusion but it also exhibits Cronin s moving exploration of love as both a destructive force and an elemental need elevating this work among its dystopian peers Library Journal starred review Praise for Justin Cronin One of those rare authors who work on two different levels blending elegantly crafted literary fiction with cliff-hanging thrills Fort Worth Star-Telegram The Passage Magnificent Cronin has taken his literary gifts and he has weaponized them The Passage can stand proudly next to Stephen King s apocalyptic masterpiece The Stand but a closer match would be Cormac McCarthy s The Road Time Read this book and the ordinary world disappears Stephen King A big engrossing read that will have you leaving the lights on late into the night The Dallas Morning News The Twelve A literary superthriller driven at once by character and plot The New York Times Book Review Gripping Cronin introduces eerie new elements to his masterful mythology The San Diego Union-Tribune An undeniable and compelling epic a complex narrative of flight and forgiveness of great suffering and staggering loss of terrible betrayals and incredible hope Milwaukee Journal Sentinelmore
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
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the author of Star Wars Lost Stars comes a thrilling novel set in the years before the events of Star Wars The Force Awakens Unmissable Bloodline s tense politics vivid new characters and perfectly characterized Leia make it feel as central to the Star Wars universe as one of the films Tor comWITNESS THE BIRTH OF THE RESISTANCE When the Rebellion defeated the Empire in the skies above Endor Leia Organa believed it was the beginning to a lasting peace But after decades of vicious infighting and partisan gridlock in the New Republic Senate that hope seems like a distant memory Now a respected senator Leia must grapple with the dangers that threaten to cripple the fledgling democracy from both within and without Underworld kingpins treacherous politicians and Imperial loyalists are sowing chaos in the galaxy Desperate to take action senators are calling for the election of a First Senator It is their hope that this influential post will bring strong leadership to a divided galaxy As the daughter of Darth Vader Leia faces with distrust the prospect of any one person holding such a powerful position even when supporters suggest Leia herself for the job But a new enemy may make this path Leia s only... option For at the edges of the galaxy a mysterious threat is growing Praise for Bloodline Claudia Gray paints a much more complete galaxy than we often get to see on the big screen Knowing that Rian Johnson writer director of Star Wars Episode VIII had some creative input on the novel provides hope that we haven t seen the last of all of these wonderful characters Star Wars Bloodline isn t just a great Star Wars book or a great Leia book or a great book it s a great introduction into the larger world of Star Wars in general Comicbook com Bloodline is a nonstop page-turner that grabs at heartstrings that you weren t aware of and yanks down on every one of them The story is loaded with context for The Force Awakens that plants the seeds for The First Order in perfectly haunting ways and leaves the reader grasping for more details on newly discovered favorite characters Inversemore
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
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
Five thousand years later after a catastropic event rendered the Earth a ticking time bomb the progeny of a handful of outer space explorers--seven distinct races now three billion strong--embark on yet another audacious journey into the unknown to an alien world utterly transformed by cataclysm and time Earth
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERPresented for the first time with stark stunning new coloring by Bolland BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE is Alan Moore s unforgettable meditation on the razor-thin line between sanity and insanity heroism and villainy comedy and tragedy According to the grinning engine of madness and mayhem known as The Joker that s all that separates the sane from the psychotic Freed once again from the confines of Arkham Asylum he s out to prove his deranged point And he s going to use Gotham City s top cop Commissioner Jim Gordon and his brilliant and beautiful daughter Barbara to do it Now Batman must race to stop his archnemesis before his reign of terror claims two of the Dark Knight s closest friends Can he finally put an end to the cycle of bloodlust and lunacy that links these two iconic foes before it leads to its fatal conclusion And as the horrifying origin of the Clown Prince of Crime is finally revealed will the thin line that separates Batman s nobility and The Joker s insanity snap once and for all Legendary writer Alan Moore redefined the super-hero with WATCHMEN and V FOR VENDETTA In BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE he takes on the origin of comics greatest super-villain The Joker and changes Batman s world forever... Stunningly illustrated BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE THE DELUXE EDITION has been lushly re-colored by artist Brian Bolland presenting his original vision of this modern classic for the first time more
Ray Bradbury s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak dystopian future Guy Montag is a fireman In his world where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction firemen start fires rather than put them out His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities the printed book along with the houses in which they are hidden Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce returning each day to his bland life and wife Mildred who spends all day with her television family But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor Clarisse who introduces him to a past where people didn t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears Montag begins to question everything he has ever known He starts hiding books in his home and when his pilfering is discovered the fireman has to run for his life
In the year 2044 reality is an ugly place The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS Wade s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world s digital confines puzzles that are based on their creator s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize The race is on and if Wade s going to survive he ll have to win and confront the real world he s always been so desperate to escape
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