New York Times Best SellerFollowing The Black Elfstone, The Skaar Invasion is the second book of the epic four-part conclusion to the Shannara series from one of the acknowledged masters of the fantasy genre. The Four Lands are under siege. Wielding a magical ability virtually impossible to combat, mysterious invaders defeat the most fearsome Troll armies, then focus their savagery on the Druid order - and all hope seems lost.Eventually the invaders reveal a more human face, but understanding their motives in no way mitigates the brutality of their actions. Dar Leah, once the High Druid’s Blade, has crossed paths - and swords - with their ruthless leader before. So he knows that if any hope exists, it rests in the hands of the Druid Drisker Arc, now trapped inside vanished Paranor.As Drisker races to find the ancient knowledge that could free him, Dar goes in search of Tarsha Kaynin, the young woman blessed with the powerful gift of the wishsong, whose magic could draw Drisker back into the world of the living. But little do they know that what appeared to be a formidable invading force may only be the forerunner of a much larger army - one intent on nothing less than total conquest.Praise for The Skaar Invasion:“Like The Black Elfstone before it, and perhaps even more so, The Skaar Invasion is one of [Terry] Brooks’s most aggressively political novels. It engages with familiar conflicts and themes, digging deep into the challenges facing humanity and asking - begging - for us to do better.... The Skaar Invasion is an exhilarating, intricate portrait of a world at war with itself.” (Tordotcom)“Brooks continues the mastery of the world, as may be expected when working in one as developed as Shannara.” (RT Book Reviews) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Vance. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006046/bk_rand_006046_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Toward the end of the 1,000 years of the trade age, a white donkey that understands the language of men comes to know that men either live by wisdom or float in ignorance. It sees how wisdom helps the city of Lars to avert the invasion of an uncountable celebration of polar bears. And in those days, a baby boy, Vensiono, is born and Mustan, an old artist, predicts that he will become a father of wise hooligans. But when all seem to be at blessed peace, a wizard appears - claiming to be from a faraway city of Hamana.His ambition is unknown to many - but selfish and evil. He uses his spellbinding lies to deceive any one that gives him attention - all in a bid to achieve his wicked ambition. Base fellows prove to be handy, and he has to take advantage of their ignorance. Thus begins the contest of who owns the white region. It is up to the kings to lay down their pride and fight the evil as one. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bright Okoye. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/152852/bk_acx0_152852_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wall Street Journal bestselling author Jeff Wheeler continues the acclaimed Kingfountain Series with a vast expansion of this spellbinding world. Thrust into the heart of events threatening to rip her kingdom apart, young Trynne Kiskaddon will gain new powers and see old allies fall and new heroes rise as the battle for the kingdom and the lands beyond begins. Courtly intrigue and rumors of invasion plunge Kingfountain into turmoil as the search for Trynne's father begins in earnest. But Trynne's quest to learn the truth of Owen's sinister disappearance is sidetracked when tragedy strikes her family once again. Suddenly, the future of the kingdom rests in her hands as she struggles to learn - and control - the power that can keep the threatening Deep Fathoms at bay. When King Gahalatine unleashes his overwhelming forces against the realm, Trynne must draw on her political instincts, warrior training, and Fountain-blessed magic if she hopes to survive the chaos to come. But a final, epic confrontation will force Trynne into an unimaginable choice: save her kingdom and the lives of her people, or lose the one who means more to her than life itself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Rudd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009292/bk_brll_009292_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As an elite Sacrati fighter in the mighty Torian military, Theos is blessed with a city full of women who want to bear his children, and a barracks full of men proud to fight at his side and share his bed. He has everything he needs - until he captures Finnvid on a raid. Finnvid is on a secret mission to prevent the Torian invasion of his homeland Elkat. Being enslaved by Torian soldiers wasn't in his plans. Neither is his horrified fascination with the casual promiscuity of the Sacrati warriors. Men should not lie with other men - and he should not be so intrigued when they do. He definitely should not be most intrigued by the leader of the soldiers who captured him and plan to invade his home. For Theos, everything would have been easier if the infuriating, lying, bewildering Elkati had never come into his life, but he can't stay away. When betrayal and treachery threaten both their nations, they must work together to stop a war that could destroy their homes forever - even as they begin to question everything they're fighting for. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dorian Bane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/059934/bk_acx0_059934_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Greymane believed he'd outrun his past. With his school for swordsmanship in Falar, he was looking forward to a quiet life, although his colleague, Kyle, wasn't as enamoured with life outside the mercenary company, the Crimson Guard. However, it seems it is not so easy for an ex-Fist of the Malazan Empire to disappear, especially one under sentence of death from that same Empire. For there is a new Emperor on the throne of Malaz, and he is dwelling on the ignominy that is the Empire's failed invasion of the Korel subcontinent. In the vaults beneath Unta, the Imperial capital, lie the answers to that disaster. And out of this buried history surfaces the name Stonewielder. In Korel, Lord Protector Hiam, commander of the Stormguard, faces the potential annihilation of all that he holds dear. With few remaining men and a crumbling stone wall that has seen better days, he confronts an ancient enemy: the seaborne Stormriders have returned. Religious war also threatens these lands. The cult of the Blessed Lady, which had stood firm against the Riders for millennia, now seeks to eradicate its rivals. And as chaos looms, a local magistrate investigating a series of murders suddenly finds himself at the heart of a far more ancient and terrifying crime - one that has tainted an entire land.... Stonewielder is an enthralling new chapter in the epic story of a thrillingly imagined world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Banks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002484/bk_rhuk_002484_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When two men break into Leonard Samson's house, beat him unconscious, and murder his six-year-old son, the police arrive to a gruesome scene. But they are shocked to find the mutilated bodies of the two intruders in the front room of Leonard's home, while he waits in the kitchen with the surviving members of his family. Clarissa Chapman is a DCI of Psychokinetic Investigations - a new area of police work - instigated after the first genuine case of psychokinesis was discovered, some 15 years earlier. The Samson case is brought to her attention due to the strange way in which the two intruders were killed. She suspects Leonard Samson is a Kinetic. All Kinetics are blessed with a gift to move objects with only the power of their mind. But it is also a horrific curse. Within a few years of discovering their ability, they all develop violent insanity, and for this reason, are locked away in specially designed prisons for the benefit of public safety. After discovering that the authorities suspect him of being a Kinetic, Leonard Samson runs; unaware that the police are not the only ones pursuing him. As the days pass by, Clarissa becomes increasingly aware that certain aspects of the Samson case just do not add up. Warning: The first two chapters of this book deal with a violent home invasion which some listeners may find upsetting. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ben Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/019772/bk_acx0_019772_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This year Halloween fell on a weekend. Me and Geto Boys are trick-or-treatin'...Remember these "profound" lyrics from Bushwick Bill? I sort of thought you might. Well anyway, guess what, dear listener? Your favorite Travelers have all returned for this immensely intense sequel to the internationally successful The Mystery of the Thick Red Socks. Here is a spoiler alert: Patience is back! Passion is back! Desire is back! Gifted is back! And surprise, surprise, surprise, as Gomer Pyle would say. The very first Traveler whom I introduced you to in The Greatest Touch has returned. That is correct, my friend! The Ving Rhames lookalike, the incomparable Imagination is in the building. Yes! And you will also be blessed by surprise cameo appearances from a few other Traveler "celebrity lookalike" heavyweights who touched your life throughout the series.So, if suspense thriller is indeed your preferred genre, then what you are about to encounter in Invasion of the Fallen Angels is a nail-biting, heart-pounding "haunted house roller coaster ride", metaphorically speaking. It will miraculously motivate you to touch lives wherever your travels take you with the "healing touch of hope" from our lord and savior Jesus Christ via the holy spirit. With that being said, if God is indeed in you, then after listening to this inspirational book, I exhort you, my fellow Christian traveler, to share the blissful blessings of God by reaching out and touching somebody's hand and make this world a better place...if you can. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Holbrook. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/168303/bk_acx0_168303_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Greymane believed he'd outrun his past. With his school for swordsmanship in Falar, he was looking forward to a quiet life, although his colleague Kyle wasn't as enamored with life outside the mercenary company, the Crimson Guard. However, it seems it is not so easy for an ex-Fist of the Malazan Empire to disappear, especially one under sentence of death from that same Empire. For there is a new Emperor on the throne of Malaz, and he is dwelling on the ignominy that is the Empire's failed invasion of the Korel subcontinent. In the vaults beneath Unta, the Imperial capital, lie the answers to that disaster. And out of this buried history surfaces the name Stonewielder. In Korel, Lord Protector Hiam, commander of the Stormguard, faces the potential annihilation of all that he holds dear. With few remaining men and a crumbling stone wall that has seen better days, he confronts an ancient enemy: the sea-borne Stormriders have returned. Religious war also threatens these lands. The cult of the Blessed Lady, which had stood firm against the Riders for millennia, now seeks to eradicate its rivals. And as chaos looms, a local magistrate investigating a series of murders suddenly finds himself at the heart of a far more ancient and terrifying crime - one that has tainted an entire land.... Stonewielder is an enthralling new chapter in the epic story of a thrillingly imagined world that takes place in the timeline right after the New York Times bestseller Dust of Dreams left off. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Banks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008282/bk_brll_008282_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Imriel de la Courcel's blood parents are history's most reviled traitors, while his adoptive parents, Phedre and Joscelin, are Terre d'Ange's greatest champions. Stolen, tortured, and enslaved as a young boy, Imriel is now a Prince of the Blood, third in line for the throne in a land that revels in beauty, art, and desire. After a year abroad to study at university, Imriel returns from his adventures a little older and somewhat wiser. But perhaps not wise enough. What was once a mere spark of interest between himself and his cousin Sidonie now ignites into a white-hot blaze. But from commoner to peer, the whole realm would recoil from any alliance between Sidonie, heir to the throne, and Imriel, who bears the stigma of his mother's misdeeds and betrayals. Praying that their passion will peak and fade, Imriel and Sidonie embark on an intense, secret affair. Blessed Elua founded Terre d'Ange and bestowed one simple precept to guide his people: Love as thou wilt. When duty calls, Imriel honors his role as a member of the royal family by leaving to marry a lovely, if merely sweet, Alban princess. By choosing duty over love, Imriel and Sidonie may have unwittingly trespassed against Elua's law. But when dark powers in Alba, who fear an invasion by Terre d'Ange, seek to use the lovers' passion to bind Imriel, the gods themselves take notice. Before the end, Kushiel's justice will be felt in heaven and on earth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Vance. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/000883/bk_tant_000883_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.