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Premium hardcover edition includes additional pages of Behind The Scenes content interviews with BioWare and exploration into the Making Of product with Dragon Age partners Also includes 3 digital in-game items Mobile friendly eGuide access Digital strategy content optimized for a second screen experience Multiple play styles presented Identify tactics explore hidden caves defeat monumental creatures and shape the world around you based on advice for your own style of play and combat Make the right decision Your actions and choices will shape a multitude of story outcomes along with the tangible physical aspects of the world itself Tough choices define your experience and even one decision can change the course of what s to come Be the finest Inquisitor Choose your class based on recommended character loadouts that take advantage of a unique set of abilities weaponry special moves and even class-reactive story content Completely control the appearance and abilitiesGet the best out of your team Connect and communicate with a cast of unique memorable characters to develop dynamic relationships that will benefit you and your party Where to go next Illustrated maps serve as a guide to the next adventure allowing informed exploration... of a diverse visually stunning and immersive living world more
Assembled as a Special Exhibit on Memory Alpha Star Trek Federation The First 150 Years celebrates the 150th anniversary of the founding of the United Federation of Planets This unprecedented illustrated volume chronicles the pivotal era leading up to Humankind s First Contact with Vulcan in 2063 the Romulan War in 2156 the creation of the Federation in 2161 and the first 150 years of the intergalactic democracy up until the year 2311 Meticulously researched this account covers a multitude of alien species decisive battles and the technology that made the Age of Exploration possible It includes field sketches illustrations and reproductions of historic pieces of art from across the Galaxy along with over fifty excerpts from key Federation documents and correspondence Starfleet records and intergalactic intelligence Housed in a pedestal display complete with lights and an audio introduction by Admiral Hikaru Sulu this edition also features five removable documents from the Federation Archives including Zefram Cochrane s early sketch of the warp-drive engine a handwritten letter from young Jim Kirk and the first-known diagram of a Trill symbiont Product Features Pedestal display featuring electronic lights and sound 13 5 x 13 5 x... 4 Audio introduction by Admiral Hikaru Sulu 176-page hardcover book with four-color illustration throughout Envelope containing 5 removable artifacts Over fifty excerpts from key Federation documents and correspondence Starfleet records and intergalactic intelligencemore
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
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
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
Deep below the University there is a dark place Few people know of it a broken web of ancient passageways and abandoned rooms A young woman lives there tucked among the sprawling tunnels of the Underthing snug in the heart of this forgotten place Her name is Auri and she is full of mysteries The Slow Regard of Silent Things is a brief bittersweet glimpse of Auri s life a small adventure all her own At once joyous and haunting this story offers a chance to see the world through Auri s eyes And it gives the reader a chance to learn things that only Auri knows In this book Patrick Rothfuss brings us into the world of one of The Kingkiller Chronicle s most enigmatic characters Full of secrets and mysteries The Slow Regard of Silent Things is the story of a broken girl trying to live in a broken world
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
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
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
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