Monday, August 15, 2011

In My Mailbox (4)

In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by The Story Siren.  I broke down and bought a batch of books from that came last week.  This website is my downfall, I have a hard time not buying up more than I can afford!

Dreamquake by Elizabeth Knox:  The dreamhunting began as a beautiful thing, when Tziga Hame discovered that he could enter the Place and share the dreams he found there with other people.  But Tziga Hame has disappeared and Laura, his daughter, knows that the dreams have turned sour.  The wealthy still experience sweet dreams, but the government has been using nightmares to keep the convicts obedient and content.  On St. Lazarus's Eve, when elite citizens gather in the dream palace, Laura is determined to show them the truth.  She plunges them into the nightmare used to control the convicts.  But as she struggles to counter the government's sinister plans, a deeper mystery surfaces, a puzzle only Laura can unravel, a puzzle having to do with the very nature of the Place.  What is the Place, after all?  And what does it want from her?

In Mistress of Dragons we are introduced to a orld where political deception, greed, and avarice have lead to a violation of the "hands off" policy of the Parliament of Dragons concerning the affairs of men.
Indeed that violation threatens more than policy and threatens the freedoms and survival of the entire human race.

Spellfire is the most powerful magic in the land.
It's a dangeous weapon in anyone's hands.
In the wrong hands, it can destroy the world.
Shandril Shessair wanted a taste of adventure.  She got spellfire, and now she's fleeing for her life across Faerun, searching for somewhere to hide.  More evil wizards, warriors, and priests than she can count are trying to get it from her, and they'll kill or enslave her without hesitation.  Her last, desparate hope is to take refuge in the sheltered city of Silverymoon.
If she makes it that far.

When a blood-thirsty band of orcs, led by an as-yet-unseen enemy, comes rampaging out of the Spine of the World, it lays waste to everything in its path.  Dark elf ranger Drizzt Do'Urden and his most trusted friends find themselves in the path of destruction.  As blades slash and feet trample, even they may not withstand the Thousand Orcs.

Every creature on Faerun has its dark mirror in the undead - from the ghosts of ancient warriors to the rune-scribed skeletons of dragons.  And is a world with as rich and bloody a history as the Forgotten Realms, they are legion - outshining the living in variety and number.
Here are a dozen of the most terrifying tales of the haunted Realms.

The mage Raistlin Majere has become a Black Robe and, with the dragon orb in his possession, he travels to Neraka to further his quest for power in the service of the Dark Queen.  But Raistlin realizes that if Takhisis wins, he will always be her slave.  And so he resorts to a dangerous and deadly game.  He acts as a double agent, offering his services to both the side of darkness and that of light, working for Emperor Ariakas and for the resistance in Neraka.

For years Emily has been living happily in the underground goblin kingdom.  Now she is old enough to marry, but when her childhood friend Seylin proposes, she doesn't take him seriously.
Devastated, Seylin leaves the kingdom, intent on finding his own people: the elves.  Too late, Emily realizes what Seylin means to her and sets out in search of him.  But as Emily and Seylin come closer to their goals, they bring two worlds onto a collision course, awakening hatreds and prejudices that have slumbered for hundreds of years.

Raised in a new ark beneath polar ice, delivered by whales to a blighted surface, the young men and women of the Birthright Project have pledged their lives to a risky and redemptive mission - preserving God's original creation from human depravity and the destruction of the Endless Wars.
They've roamed the earth tracking original species.  They've successfully battled sorcerers, warlords, and armies of mutants.  But now a twisted new enemy in on the march.  An explosive ancient secret lurks beneath the glitter of a decadent city.  And the mysterious darkness that swallowed a mountain spreads toward an innocent mill town.
Before they can prevail, the Birthrighters must confront their most difficult challenge: overcoming their individual desires that threaten to betray the group.

1 comment:

Hafsah @ IceyBooks said...

Dreamquake looks really pretty. Enjoy your haul :)

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