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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
From the author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day The Romans have long since departed and Britain is steadily declining into ruin But at least the wars that once ravaged the country have ceased Axl and Beatrice a couple of elderly Britons decide that now is the time finally for them to set off across this troubled land of mist and rain to find the son they have not seen for years the son they can scarcely remember They know they will face many hazards some strange and otherworldly but they cannot foresee how their journey will reveal to them the dark and forgotten corners of their love for each other Nor can they foresee that they will be joined on their journey by a Saxon warrior his orphan charge and a knight each of them like Axl and Beatrice lost in some way to his own past but drawn inexorably toward the comfort and the burden of the fullness of a life s memories Sometimes savage sometimes mysterious always intensely moving Kazuo Ishiguro s first novel in a decade tells a luminous story about the act of forgetting and the power of memory a resonant tale of love vengeance and war
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
From the creators of the wildly popular Welcome to Night Vale podcast comes an imaginative mystery of appearances and disappearances that is also a poignant look at the ways in which we all struggle to find ourselves no matter where we live Hypnotic and darkly funny Belongs to a particular strain of American gothic that encompasses The Twilight Zone Stephen King and Twin Peaks with a bit of Tremors thrown in --The GuardianLocated in a nameless desert somewhere in the great American Southwest Night Vale is a small town where ghosts angels aliens and government conspiracies are all commonplace parts of everyday life It is here that the lives of two women with two mysteries will converge Nineteen-year-old Night Vale pawn shop owner Jackie Fierro is given a paper marked KING CITY by a mysterious man in a tan jacket holding a deer skin suitcase Everything about him and his paper unsettles her especially the fact that she can t seem to get the paper to leave her hand and that no one who meets this man can remember anything about him Jackie is determined to uncover the mystery of King City and the man in the tan jacket before she herself unravels Night Vale PTA treasurer Diane Crayton s son Josh is moody and also a shape shifter And... lately Diane s started to see her son s father everywhere she goes looking the same as the day he left years earlier when they were both teenagers Josh looking different every time Diane sees him shows a stronger and stronger interest in his estranged father leading to a disaster Diane can see coming even as she is helpless to prevent it Diane s search to reconnect with her son and Jackie s search for her former routine life collide as they find themselves coming back to two words KING CITY It is King City that holds the key to both of their mysteries and their futures if they can ever find it more
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
Six days ago astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars Now he s sure he ll be the first person to die there After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he s alive and even if he could get word out his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive Chances are though he won t have time to starve to death The damaged machinery unforgiving environment or plain-old human error are much more likely to kill him first But Mark isn t ready to give up yet Drawing on his ingenuity his engineering skills and a relentless dogged refusal to quit he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him
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
Now in paperback the international bestselling romantic comedy bursting with warmth emotional depth and humor Entertainment Weekly featuring the oddly charming socially challenged genetics professor Don as he seeks true love The art of love is never a science Meet Don Tillman a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics who s decided it s time he found a wife In the orderly evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner a sixteen-page scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers the smokers the late arrivers Rosie Jarman possesses all these qualities Don easily disqualifies her as a candidate for The Wife Project even if she is quite intelligent for a barmaid But Don is intrigued by Rosie s own quest to identify her biological father When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on The Father Project Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie and the realization that despite your best scientific efforts you don t find love it finds you Arrestingly endearing and entirely unconventional Graeme Simsion s distinctive debut navigates the choppy waters of adult relationships both romantic and platonic with a fresh... take USA TODAY Filled with humor and plenty of heart The Rosie Project is a delightful reminder that all of us no matter how we re wired just want to fit in Chicago Tribune more
Two brothers bound by more than blood fight to change a brutal destiny in the heart-wrenching new novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood by 1 New York Times bestselling author J R Ward Trez Latimer doesn t really exist And not just because the identity was created so that a Shadow could function in the underbelly of the human world Sold by his parents to the Queen of the S Hsibe as a child Trez escaped the Territory and has been a pimp and an enforcer in Caldwell NY for years- all the while on the run from a destiny of sexual servitude He s never had anyone he could totally rely on except for his brother iAm iAm s sole goal has always been to keep his brother from self-destructing- and he knows he s failed It s not until the Chosen Serena enters Trez s life that the male begins to turn things around but by then it s too late The pledge to mate the Queen s daughter comes due and there is nowhere to run nowhere to hide and no negotiating Trapped between his heart and a fate he never volunteered for Trez must decide whether to endanger himself and others- or forever leave behind the female he s in love with But then an unimaginable tragedy strikes and changes everything Staring out over an emotional abyss Trez must find a reason to... go on or risk losing himself and his soul forever And iAm in the name of brotherly love is faced with making the ultimate sacrifice more
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