After an upbringing of proper behavior and oppressive expectations, Aralorn fled her noble birthright for a life of adventure as a mercenary spy. Her latest mission involves spying on the increasingly powerful sorcerer Geoffrey ae´Magi. But in a war against an enemy armed with the powers of illusion, how do you know who the true enemy is - or where he will strike next? BONUS AUDIO: Includes an introduction written and read by author Patricia Briggs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katherine Kellgren, Patricia Briggs (introduction). Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002531/bk_adbl_002531_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What would you be willing to betray in exchange for your freedom? Trystan was once the pampered daughter of a wealthy aristocrat, but since his death, she´s considered a social pariah. Trapped by her stepmother´s malicious web of lies, Trystan is willing to do just about anything to escape - even play a part in a devious plot to disinherit the kingdom´s incompetent heir, Prince Ramsey. But what should have been a simple task proves to have sinister implications. The consequences for Trystan´s actions become clear in the midst of the glittering royal masque, where two very different princes compete for the hearts of their people. Trystan must decide where her loyalties lie - with the man who may be able to save her kingdom, or the man who has stolen her heart. It´s a lot of responsibility for a girl with no godmother in sight, but with so much at stake, Trystan can´t afford to give up. Will she betray her kingdom to make her dreams come true? Or will she sacrifice her own happily ever after for the sake of the man she loves? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Esther Wane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/010471/bk_tant_010471_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This compelling series combines action and historical drama in fascinating tales of an American Tory who stumbles into the dark world of the vampire. Completely revised and expanded, each of these new editions includes more than 40 pages of new material. Continuing the saga of Red Death and Death and the Maiden, Jonathan Barrett returns to England in search of Nora Jones - for only Nora knows if his unexpected destiny is a blessing or a curse; it was her kiss that initiated him into the world of the living dead. Finding her missing, Jonathan steps up his hunt and in the process discovers startling secrets about his bizarre family as well as a malicious plot against him. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Frazer Douglas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/007987/bk_adbl_007987_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Exiled from the court of Queen Elizabeth for accusing a powerful nobleman of treason, swordsman-turned-spy Mal Catlyn has been living in France with his young valet, Coby Hendricks, for the past year. But Mal harbours a darker secret: he and his twin brother share a soul that once belonged to a skrayling, one of the mystical creatures from the New World. When Mal’s dream about a skrayling shipwreck in the Mediterranean proves a reality, it sets him on a path to the beautiful but treacherous city of Venice – and a conflict of loyalties that will place him and his friends in greater danger than ever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Page. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/004599/bk_brll_004599_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You are invited to a ball given by Lord Semichastny at his estate on Delbalso. Be prepared for: The Great Trog Chase, a marvel of bureaucratic befuddlement compounded by the appearance of an imposter rivaling Torve himself for Troggish charm, though not unpredictability; The winders of Peelgrunt at Xenakis´ Centre (the only place on Delbalso even mentioned by Wu and Fabricant); A family of bourgeois con-artists keeping up appearances as interstellar rug salesmen; The first intimations of the Universal Pantograph; The Last Christian; and The Monist Association´s Xochitl Sodality Night (who says middle-aged men are too old for green hats with feathers?), culminating in a citywide game of Wonders and Marvels well worth donning a mask to attend! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004275/bk_adbl_004275_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Tudor explorers returned from the New World, they brought back a name out of half-forgotten Viking legend: skraylings. Red-sailed ships followed in the explorers’ wake, bringing Native American goods - and a skrayling ambassador – to London. But what do these seemingly magical beings really want in Elizabeth I’s capital? Mal Catlyn, a down-at-heel swordsman, is appointed to the ambassador’s bodyguard, but assassination attempts are the least of his problems. What he learns about the skraylings and their unholy powers could cost England her new ally – and Mal his soul. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Page. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/003863/bk_brll_003863_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A delightful and engrossing fantasy debut featuring an intelligent heroine and her guardian, a royal musketeer. Caelum is an uninhabitable gas giant like Jupiter. High above it are the Risen Kingdoms, occupying flying continents called cratons. Remnants of a shattered world, these vast disks of soaring stone may be a thousand miles across. Suspended by magic, they float in the upper layers of Caelum´s clouds. Born with a deformed hand and an utter lack of the family´s blood magic, Isabelle is despised by her cruel father. She is happy to be neglected so she can secretly pursue her illicit passion for math and science. Then, a surprising offer of an arranged royal marriage blows her life wide open and launches her and Jeane-Claude on an adventure that will take them from the Isle des Zephyrs in l´Empire Céleste to the very different Kingdom of Aragoth, where magic deals not with blood but with mirrors. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erin Bennett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002589/bk_aren_002589_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tim Pigott-Smith reads this gripping novelisation of a classic Doctor Who adventure. Forced off course by the Mandragora Helix, the TARDIS lands in the province of San Martino in fifteenth-century Italy. Here, the court astrologer, Hieronymous, has been taken over by the Mandragora energy-form - Hieronymous and the other members of his star-worshipping black magic cult will be used as a bridgehead, enabling the Mandragora Helix to conquer the Earth and rule it through their chosen servants. The Doctor has to defeat not only the Mandragora energy, but the evil schemes of the murderous Count Frederico who plans to usurp the place of his nephew, the rightful ruler of the province. Tim Pigott-Smith reads Philip Hinchcliffe´s complete and unabridged novelisation, first published by Target Books in 1977. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Pigott-Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/002629/bk_bbcw_002629_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After an upbringing of proper behaviour and oppressive expectations, Aralorn fled her noble birthright for a life of adventure as a mercenary spy. But her latest mission involves more peril than she ever imagined. Agents of Sianim have asked her to gather intelligence on the increasingly popular and powerful sorcerer Geoffrey ae´Magi. Soon Aralorn comes to see past the man´s striking charisma - and into a soul as corrupt and black as endless night. And few have the will to resist the sinister might of the ae´Magi and his minions. So Aralorn, aided by her enigmatic companion, Wolf, joins the rebellion against the ae´Magi. But in a war against a foe armed with the power of illusion, how do you know who the true enemy is - or where he will strike next? This omnibus edition contains the two titles MASQUES and WOLFSBANE.