Впервые на русском языке! Выдающийся дебют! Роман, который обещает стать классикой молодежного метафизического реализма. Потрясающая, оригинальная история, способная перевернуть сознание. Для того чтобы исполнить любое желание достаточно обратиться к гекамисту, колдуну, умеющему накладывать заклинания. За умеренную плату конечно же. Но у каждого желания есть особая цена и побочные эффекты. А при использовании нескольких заклятий нежелательные действия многократно усиливаются, так что будьте осторожны. Чтобы забыть своего погибшего в автокатастрофе парня, Ари отправляется к местной гекамистке. Девушка решает навсегда стереть все воспоминания о бывшем возлюбленном. Однако побочные действия настигают ее. Ари старается найти способ все исправить, но уже слишком поздно. Использовав заклинание в первый раз, она запускает целый ряд нежелательных эффектов, которые оказывают действие на ее друзей и близких.
Драконы – жутко опасные существа! Об этом знают все, кто хоть раз побывал на Драконовом пике. А уж Оскар и подавно! Ведь ему пришлось сразиться с настоящим ящером, плюющимся огнём. К счастью, мальчику удалось обхитрить его и сбежать вместе с друзьями прямо во время грандиозной битвы! Теперь команде смельчаков предстоит найти место, где сбываются все мечты. Только там Оскар сможет загадать желание и наконец вернуться домой. Правда, сначала друзьям придётся пройти сквозь огонь и воду, встретить на своём пути великанов, злобных гномов и других необычных существ. Получится ли у них преодолеть все испытания? И что ждёт их в конце пути?
A brilliant story of swords, sand and sorcery from the endless imagination that brought you The Saga of Darren Shan and the Demonata. Excitement, action and terror…In a harsh, unforgiving world of slavery and glorified executions, one boy's humiliation leads him to embark on a perilous quest to the faraway lair of a mysterious god. It is a dark, brutal, nightmarish journey which few have ever survived. But to Jebel Rum, the risk is worth it…to retrieve his honour…to win the hand of the girl he loves…to wield unimaginable power…and to become…THE THIN EXECUTIONER
A tale of high adventure and derring-do set in the same Victorian-style world as the acclaimed The Court of the Air and The Secrets of the Fire Sea.Thanks to his father's gambling debts, young Jack Keats finds himself on the streets and trying to survive as a pickpocket, desperate to graft enough coins to keep him and his two younger brothers fed.Following a daring bank robbery gone badly awry, Jack narrowly escapes the scaffold, only to be pressed into Royal Aerostatical Navy. Assigned to the most useless airship in the fleet, serving under a captain who is most probably mad, Jack seems to be bound for almost certain death in the far-away deserts of Cassarabia.Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, Omar ibn Barir, the slave of a rich merchant lord finds his life turned upside down when his master's religious sect is banned. Unexpectedly freed, he survives the destruction of his home to enter into the service of the Caliph's military forces – just as war is brewing.Two very similar young men prepare to face each other across a senseless field of war. But is Omar the enemy, or is Jack's true nemesis the sickness at the heart of the Caliph's court? A cult that hides the deadly secret to the origins of the gas being used to float Cassarabia's new aerial navy.If Jack and his shipmates can discover what Cassarabia's aggressive new regime is trying to conceal, he might survive the most horrific of wars and clear his family's name. If not…
Once bitten, twice shy… Before she joined Reaper in hunting Gregor’s gang of rogue bloodsuckers, spoilt Topaz was gunning for just one vamp: Jack Heart. The gorgeous con man had charmed his way into her bed, her heart and her bank account, taking her for half a million dollars and vanishing without a word.Now she and Jack – maddeningly attractive as ever – are supposedly on the same side. As Reaper’s ragtag outfit scatters, Topaz sets out to solve a mystery that’s plagued her all her lives, mortal and immortal. And what stake does Jack have in discovering the truth about her past?A MUST-READ for fans of SHERRILYN KENYON and CHARLAINE HARRIS
Before The Immortal Rules, there was Red Lung, a relentless virus determined to take out all in its path. For Kylie, the miracle of her survival is also her burden – as a doctor at one of the clinics for the infected, she is forced to witness endless suffering.What’s worse, strange things are happening to the remains of the dead, and by the time she befriends Ben Archer, she’s beginning to wonder if a global pandemic is the least of her problems…
On the heels of his critically acclaimed and New York Times bestselling debut novel, The Returned, Jason Mott delivers a spellbinding tale of love and sacrifice, perfect for fans of Louisa Douglas, Daniela Sacerdoti and Jodi Picoult.A freak accident reveals a secret that 13-year-old Ava has been terrified to share.Ava has a unique gift: she can heal others of their physical ailments. Now, the whole world knows, and people from all over the globe want to glimpse the wonder of a miracle.But Ava's ability comes at a cost, and as she grows weaker with each healing, she finds herself having to decide just how much she’s willing to sacrifice in order to save the ones she loves most.Full of intrigue and suspense, Ava’s Gift captures the imagination and will have readers enchanted until the very last page.Published in America as The Wonder of All Things Praise for Jason Mott’s The Returned:‘Fantastically readable.’ The Times'It will…make you question what it means to be human and what you'd do in a similar situation' The Sun'Get in early before the hype begins' – Star Magazine
Epic fantasy in the tradition of Trudi Canavan, Fiona McIntosh and Robert Jordan.A thousand years ago, the people of Achar drove the Forbidden from their lands.But now the northern tribes of the Ravensbund are fleeing south again, with nightmarish tales of creatures who feed upon the terror of their prey. Winter has come early, and with it the promise of war.Axis, bastard son of the dead Princess Rivkah, is sent north to the battlefront at Gorkenfort with his elite Axe-Wielders. Once there, he must hand over command to his hated half-brother, Borneheld, Duke of Ichar and heir to the throne. But during the long journey Axis falls in love with Faraday – Borneheld's betrothed – and finds himself reassessing the very essence of his beliefs.With the fate of the world hanging in the balance, Axis must unite the feuding lands under one banner before it is too late and the evil rising in the north engulfs them all for good.
This non-fiction short-form eBook features content which is adapted from the audiobook Harry Potter: A History of Magic – inspired by the British Library exhibition of the same name. Potions have been made for thousands of years – associated with bubbling pots and mysterious ingredients, they have been brewed to make medicines, drugs and poisons. Harry Potter became much better at Potions with a little help from the Half-Blood Prince. Plants have also been important components of medicines as much as myth-making and magic. A source of danger as well as a means of overcoming obstacles, Herbology was a subject which had a major bearing on Harry’s key decisions and mistakes in the wizarding world. This eBook short examines the colourful characters and curious incidents of the real history of magic, and how they relate to the Hogwarts lesson subjects of Potions and Herbology. The history of magic is as long as time and as wide as the world. In every culture, in every age, in every place and, probably, in every heart, there is magic.
This non-fiction short-form eBook features content which is adapted from the audiobook Harry Potter: A History of Magic – inspired by the British Library exhibition of the same name. How to become invisible, to make someone fall in love with you, to transform into another creature: these are all things that people have believed in, yearned for, or feared, throughout history. Spells and charms have captured the imagination for hundreds of years. Warding off evil is also something that has concerned people throughout history. From werewolves to all manner of snakes in the wizarding world, you’d learn how to face a number of strange and frightening forces in Defence Against the Dark Arts classes. This eBook short examines the colourful characters and curious incidents of the real history of magic, and how they relate to the Hogwarts lesson subjects of Charms and Defence Against the Dark Arts. The history of magic is as long as time and as wide as the world. In every culture, in every age, in every place and, probably, in every heart, there is magic.