Fantasy & magical realismThe classic swashbuckling adventure story featuring pirates, giants and terrifying beasts, with a new jacket treatment to attract younger readers. First published in the 1970s, it's from the author and screenwriter of many films, including Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid. It was also made into a cult film by Rob Reiner in the 1980s. One of the most brilliantly clever and funny fairytale satires ever written. Ages: 12+.
FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF READY PLAYER ONE, NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY STEVEN SPIELBERG '[A] masterful tale of Earth's desperate struggle against a powerful alien foe.' - Andy Weir, bestselling author of The Martian ************************************************************** It's just another day of high school for Zack Lightman. He's daydreaming through another boring math class, with just one more month to go until graduation and freedom-if he can make it that long without getting suspended again.
Then he glances out his classroom window and spots the flying saucer.
At first, Zack thinks he's going crazy.
A minute later, he's sure of it. Because the UFO he's staring at is straight out of the videogame he plays every night, a hugely popular online flight simulator called Armada-in which gamers just happen to be protecting the earth from alien invaders.
But what Zack's seeing is all too real. And his skills-as well as those of millions of gamers across the world-are going to be needed to save the earth from what's about to befall it.
Yet even as he and his new comrades scramble to prepare for the alien onslaught, Zack can't help thinking of all the science-fiction books, TV shows, and movies he grew up reading and watching, and wonder: Doesn't something about this scenario seem a little too... familiar?
Armada is at once a rollicking, surprising thriller, a classic coming of age adventure, and an alien-invasion tale like nothing you've ever read before-one whose every page is infused with author Ernest Cline's trademark pop-culture savvy.
Here's what everyone's saying about the epic follow-up to READY PLAYER ONE:
'a modern classic' - R.M. Rangeley on Amazon, 5 stars 'A modern masterpiece full of a new style of literary magic' - Spiros Kagadis on Amazon, 5 stars 'Excellent. Even better than Ready Player One.' - David Hay on Amazon, 5 stars 'One of my favourite books of all time. Incredibly well written' - Erin Coppin on Amazon, 5 stars 'Awesome! If you liked Ready Player One, would be very surprised if you don't like this' - T. Llewellyn-Sanders on Amazon, 5 stars 'Absolutely awesome!!! Read in less than 24 hours, hooked on every page' - R. Nicholson on Amazon, 5 stars 'Amazing and a great follow up read to Ready Player One!' - Chris on Amazon, 5 stars 'an incredible story which had me on the edge of my seat the whole time... a joy to read' - Helen Ratcliffe on Amazon, 5 stars 'Cline brings you back to all those amazing, unbelievable things you imagined could happen as a kid and makes them real' - Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'Absolutely brilliant! Couldn't put it down, a must read' - Sam Bean on Amazon, 5 stars 'a love letter to old school alien invasion sci-fi... Highly, HIGHLY recommended for all fans of Cline's previous novel, Ready Player One, as well as any classic science fiction fan' - Izzy on Amazon, 5 stars 'Ernest Cline is celebrating this culture in a way that's not just adding another book to the genre, but actually truly celebrating it, the possibilities, wonders and madness of it all' - Heather on Amazon, 5 stars 'majorly, fantastically geeky... Armada just ticked all my boxes' - H. Ross on Amazon, 5 stars This book has been published with two different covers and may be delivered with either cover. Please rest assured that regardless of the cover, the content of the book is the same.
While on holiday in 1925, Tolkien's four-year-old son lost his beloved toy dog. To console him, his father improvised a story about a real dog who is magically transformed into a toy and is forced to seek out the wizard who wronged him to be returned to normal. This novella tells the tale.
Two sisters who are princesses have different destinies as one, Siri, marries the God King, and the other, Vivenna, tries to save her people, as everyone contends with the special powers contained in BioChromatic magic.
HBO's hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R R Martin's internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A STORM OF SWORDS: STEEL AND SNOW is the FIRST part of the third volume in the series. Winter approaches Westeros like an angry beast. The Seven Kingdoms are divided by revolt and blood feud. In the northern wastes, a horde of hungry, savage people steeped in the dark magic of the wilderness is poised to invade the Kingdom of the North where Robb Stark wears his new-forged crown. And Robb's defences are ranged against the South, the land of the cunning and cruel Lannisters, who have his younger sisters in their power. Throughout Westeros, the war for the Iron Throne rages more fiercely than ever, but if the Wall is breached, no king will live to claim it.
In the aftermath of a colossal battle, new threats are emerging from every direction. Tyrion Lannister, having killed his father, and wrongfully accused of killing his nephew, King Joffrey, has escaped from King's Landing with a price on his head.
To the north lies the great Wall of ice and stone - a structure only as strong as those guarding it. Eddard Stark's bastard son Jon Snow has been elected 998th Lord Commander of the Night's Watch.
But Jon has enemies both inside and beyond the Wall. And in the east Daenerys Targaryen struggles to hold a city built on dreams and dust.
A tale inspired by the voiceless character in
Hodder are reissuing and rejacketting all seven volumes in Stephen King's epic, fantasy series The Dark Tower in anticipation of the brand new Dark Tower novel, THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE, coming in April 2012.
«All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this.
One day when she was two years old she was playing in a garden, and she plucked another flower and ran with it to her mother...» Peter Pan is a character created by Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie. A mischievous boy who can fly and never grows up, Peter Pan spends his never-ending childhood having adventures on the small island of Neverland as the leader of his gang, the Lost Boys, interacting with mermaids, Native Americans, fairies, pirates, and occasionally ordinary children from the world outside Neverland.
Barrie created Peter Pan in stories he told to the sons of his friend Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, with whom he had forged a special relationship. Mrs. Llewelyn Davies's death from cancer came within a few years after the death of her husband. Barrie was named as co-guardian of the boys and unofficially adopted them.
For centuries, the sailors of the clan Filweni have sought to cross the Austral Ocean in search of the Llewenti Islands, a lost archipelago beyond the antipodes, the legendary ultimate refuge of the elves.
No ship from the Elvin kingdom of Essawylor has ever returned.
Until, Feïwal dyn and his Irawenti crew set sails onboard the Alwïryan, towards the infinite South.
Employée au Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux, Abby tente d'égayer son banal quotidien à coup de récits fantastiques et de musiques surannées.
Soucieuse d'entretenir son individualité, elle travaille à conserver son indépendance d'esprit.
Seulement, les souhaits de son entourage et le poids des figures sociétales feraient fléchir n'importe quel coeur aspirant à plus de liberté.
Xiris, fille de la commandante des Zamines et nièce de leur cheffe, rêve de partir à la conquête du monde au-delà de l'océan décrit par les ouvrages de la bibliothèque de la tribu dont elle a la charge.
Rien ne semble lier ces deux passionnées, sauf peut-être un étrange livre à la couverture bleue marbré... Une rencontre qui risque de faire des étincelles.
L'une d'elles parviendra-t-elle à raviver les âmes des deux jeunes femmes ?
Mythological themes, and notably the bird, floral themes or seascapes, horses or deer, have been the source of inspiration in Yujin Koyama's paintings and stories. THE PEARL shows his vision of creativity, intimately mixed with his conception of nature. The luminosity, richness and transparency of color in Yujin Koyama's works open on fairy-like landscapes and visions of enchantment.
More than anything, Joel wants to be a Rithmatist. Rithmatists have the power to infuse life into two-dimensional figures known as Chalklings. Rithmatists are humanity's only defense against the Wild Chalklings. Having nearly overrun the territory of Nebrask, the Wild Chalklings now threaten all of the American Isles.
As the son of a lowly chalkmaker at Armedius Academy, Joel can only watch as Rithmatist students learn the magical art that he would do anything to practice. Then students start disappearing-kidnapped from their rooms at night, leaving trails of blood. Assigned to help the professor who is investigating the crimes, Joel and his friend Melody find themselves on the trail of an unexpected discovery-one that will change Rithmatics-and their world-forever.
Failed Shadowknight Tylar witnessed the death of a god, whose blood healed his deformities but branded him a Godslayer and a hunted criminal. In this second volume of the trilogy, Tyler's struggle for the truth is vindicated when he is officially reinstated as a Shadowknight.