Science Fiction and Fantasy
Bleach: v. 13: The UndeadPaper
The Undead Chad has stormed his way into the heart of the Soul Society, the Seireitei, only to meet his match in the devastatingly efficient Captain Kyoraku. Meanwhile, Ichigo struggles in his battle against Kenpachi Zaraki, the captain of the 11th company. Although Ichigo succeeds in drawing blood, the secret of Kenpachi’s zanpaku-to may be his undoing. Before Ichigo realizes it, Kenpachi’s blade has pierced his heart!
Bleach: v. 12: Flower on the P
by Tite Kubo With reports of powerful intruders defeating a number of assistant captains, the inner sanctum of the Soul Society – the Seireitei, the home of the Soul Reapers – is put on a state of high alert. Matters are further compounded by the mysterio
Spinning SilverPaperback – 1
Naomi Novik has once again been influenced by classic folktales, following Uprooted. Taking Rumpelstiltskin as her starting point, Spinning Silver is rich, original and a joy to read.Will dark magic claim their home?Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father’s too kind-hearted to collect his debts. They face poverty, until Miryem hardens her own heart and takes up his work in their village. Her success creates rumours she can turn silver into gold, which attract the fairy king of winter himself. He sets her an impossible challenge – and if she fails, she’ll die. Yet if she triumphs, it may mean a fate worse than death. And in her desperate efforts to succeed, Miryem unwittingly spins a web which draws in the unhappy daughter of a lord. Irina’s father schemes to wed her to the tsar – he will pay any price to achieve this goal. However, the dashing tsar is not what he seems. And the secret he hides threatens to consume the lands of mortals and winter alike. Torn between deadly choices, Miryem and Irina embark on a quest that will take them to the limits of sacrifice, power and love.’Dire and wonderful; I loved this book so much’ – Laini Taylor, author of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series.’Pits the cold of endless winter against the fires of duty, love and sacrifice. I couldn’t put it down’– Katherine Arden, author of the Winternight trilogy.
Klara and the Sun: Royal trade
AVAILABLE TO PREORDER NOW From the bestselling and Booker Prize winning author of Never Let me Go and The Remains of the Day, a stunning new novel – his first since winning the Nobel Prize in Literature – that asks, what does it mean to love? A thrilling feat of world-building, a novel of exquisite tenderness and impeccable restraint, Klara and the Sun is a magnificent achievement, and an international literary event.
Dark MatterPaperback – 24 Au
‘Brilliant. . . I think Blake Crouch just invented something new.’ – Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher series.From Blake Crouch, the author of the bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy, Dark Matter is a brilliantly plotted tale that is at once sweeping and intimate, mind-bendingly strange and profoundly human – a relentlessly surprising thriller about choices, paths not taken, and how far we’ll go to claim the lives we dream of, perfect for fans of Stranger Things and Ready Player One.’Are you happy in your life?’Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he awakes to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. Before the man he’s never met smiles down at him and says, ‘Welcome back.’In this world he’s woken up to, Jason’s life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor, but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable. Something impossible.Is it this world or the other that’s the dream? And even if the home he remembers is real, how can Jason possibly make it back to the family he loves? The answers lie in a journey more wondrous and horrifying than anything he could’ve imagined – one that will force him to confront the darkest parts of himself even as he battles a terrifying, seemingly unbeatable foe.
A Court of Silver Flames (A Co
With bits of Buffy, Game Of Thrones and Outlander, this is a glorious series of total joy – StylistSarah J. Maas’s sexy, richly imagined Court of Thorns and Roses series continues with the journey of Feyre’s fiery sister, NestaNesta Archeron has always been prickly – proud, swift to anger and slow to forgive. And since the war – since being made High Fae against her will – she’s struggled to forget the horrors she endured and find a place for herself within the strange and deadly Night Court. The person who ignites her temper more than any other is Cassian, the battle-scarred, winged warrior who is there at Nesta’s every turn. But her temper isn’t the only thing Cassian ignites. And when they are forced to train in battle together, sparks become flame.As the threat of war casts its shadow over them once again, Nesta and Cassian must fight monsters from within and without if they are to stand a chance of halting the enemies of their court. But the ultimate risk will be searching for acceptance – and healing – in each other’s arms.
A Memory Of Light: Book 14 of
Soon to be a major Prime TV series The final novel in the Wheel of Time series – one of the most influential and popular fantasy epics ever published.’And it came to pass in those days, as it had come before and would come again, that the Dark lay heavy on the land and weighed down the hearts of men, and the green things failed, and hope died.’ – Charal Drianaan te Calamon, The Cycle of the Dragon.In the Field of Merrilor the rulers of the nations gather to join behind Rand al’Thor, or to stop him from his plan to break the seals on the Dark One’s prison – which may be a sign of his madness, or the last hope of humankind. Egwene, the Amyrlin Seat, leans toward the former.In Andor, the Trollocs seize Caemlyn.In the wolf dream, Perrin Aybara battles Slayer.Approaching Ebou Dar, Mat Cauthon plans to visit his wife Tuon, now Fortuona, Empress of the Seanchan.All humanity is in peril – and the outcome will be decided in Shayol Ghul itself. The Wheel is turning, and the Age is coming to its end. The Last Battle will determine the fate of the world . . .’Epic in every sense’ Sunday Times’With the Wheel of Time, Jordan has come to dominate the world that Tolkien began to reveal’ New York Times'[The] huge ambitious Wheel of Time series helped redefine the genre’ George R. R. Martin’A fantasy phenomenon’ SFXThe Wheel of TimeThe Eye of the WorldThe Great HuntThe Dragon RebornThe Shadow RisingThe Fires of HeavenLord of ChaosA Crown of SwordsThe Path of DaggersWinter’s HeartCrossroads of TwilightKnife of DreamsThe Gathering StormTowers of MidnightA Memory of LightNew Spring (prequel) The Wheel of Time Companion
Batman Adventures: Robin, The
With Batman and Robin looking out for Gotham villains don t stand a chance! But what happens when Robin is confronted by a villain that sees past the mask? One that recognizes him as Tim Drake! Will the Boy Wonder be able to continue crime fighting? And if he can continue on will he be the same? Being disillusioned to the realities of crime-fighting will the bad guys of Gotham finally get their chance? Or will our Boy Wonder be able to snap himself out of it and get back to work! Follow along in this incredible collection of Batman and Robin as they battle against some of your love-to-hate villains like Harley Quinn, Rupert Thorne, Dagger Dixon, and more! Collects Batman: Gotham Adventures #7, Batman: Gotham Adventures #19, Batman: Gotham Adventures #29, Batman: Gotham Adventures #42, Batman: Gotham Adventures #54, Batman Adventures #9.
The Damned (The Beautiful)Pape
New York Times bestselling author Renée Ahdieh returns with the second installment of her new sumptuous, sultry and romantic series, The Beautiful.’Captivating . . . Ahdieh’s darkest and most compelling novel yet’ Cultress on The BeautifulFollowing the events of The Beautiful, Sébastien Saint Germain is now cursed and forever changed. The treaty between the Fallen and the Brotherhood has been broken, and war between the immortals seems imminent. The price of loving Celine was costly.But Celine has also paid a high price for loving Bastien. Still recovering from injuries sustained during a night she can’t quite remember, her dreams are troubled. And she doesn’t know she has inadvertently set into motion a chain of events that could lead to her demise and unveil a truth about herself she’s not quite ready to learn.Forces hiding in the shadows have been patiently waiting for this moment for centuries. And just as Bastien and Celine begin to uncover the danger around them, they learn their love could tear them apart.The Damned, the latest installment in The Beautiful series, is just as decadent, thrilling, and mysterious as the last.
Blood Cruise: A thrilling chil
‘Terrifying and terrifyingly real, a must-read for fans of Stephen King and John Ajvide Lindqvist’ – Elizabeth Hand, author of Generation Loss and Hard LightWelcome aboard the Baltic Charisma. Tonight, twelve hundred expectant passengers have joined the booze-cruise between Sweden and Finland. The creaking old ship travels this same route, back and forth, every day of the year. But this trip is going to be different. In the middle of the night the ferry is cut off from the outside world. There is nowhere to escape. There is no way to contact the mainland. And no one knows who to trust . . . On the Baltic Sea, no one can hear you scream.’I will never set foot on a cruise ship again!’ – Åsa Larsson, bestselling author of The Second Deadly Sin and Until thy Wrath Be Past
Cradle and AllPaperback – 18
Kathleen, from privileged Newport, Rhode Island; Colleen, from a poor Irish village – two teenagers who are both pregnant, and both in great danger. A private detective named Anne Fitzgerald suddenly has the case of a lifetime – she quickly finds herself caught between the certainty of science and the possibility of a miracle which could stop the terrible medical epidemics now sweeping the globe. Once a nun and now a private detective with a Masters in psychology, Anne’s very belief in humanity is put to the ultimate test as she comes face to face with an unimaginable evil.
Gilded Wolves, The (Gilded Wol
*AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER* From New York Times bestselling author Roshani Chokshi comes The Gilded Wolves, a novel set in Paris during a time of extraordinary change–one that is full of mystery, decadence, and dangerous desires… No one believes in them. But soon no one will forget them. It’s 1889. The city is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. Here, no one keeps tabs on dark truths better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. When the elite, ever-powerful Order of Babel coerces him to help them on a mission, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance. To hunt down the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin calls upon a band of unlikely experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian banished from his home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in arms if not blood. Together, they will join Séverin as he explores the dark, glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the course of history–but only if they can stay alive.