By Tim Powers
Set in Las Vegas, final name matters the destiny of Scott Crane, former specialist gambler, contemporary widower, blind in a single eye--and additionally the misplaced typical son of the guy who's made up our minds to kill him. during this novel, Crane is compelled to renew the high-stakes online game of a lifetime--and guess all of it.
Read Online or Download Last Call (Fault Lines, Book 1) PDF
Best fantasy books
Sheltered princesses, one wounded warrior; who will reside fortunately ever after?
Princess Margrethe has been hidden away whereas her nation is at warfare. One gloomy, windswept morning as she stands in a convent backyard overlooking the icy sea, she witnesses a miracle: a glittering mermaid rising from the waves, an almost drowned guy in her palms. by the point Margrethe reaches the shore, the mermaid has disappeared into the ocean. As Margrethe nurses the good-looking stranger again to well-being, she learns that not just is he a prince, he's additionally the son of her father's maximum rival. yes that the mermaid introduced this guy to her for a cause, Margrethe devises a plan to convey peace to her kingdom.
in the meantime, the mermaid princess Lenia longs to come to the human guy she carried to protection. She is prepared to alternate her domestic, her voice, or even her wellbeing and fitness for legs and the opportunity to win his heart….
A superb tackle the vintage story, Mermaid is the tale of 2 ladies with every little thing to lose. superbly written and compulsively readable, it'll make you think that two times in regards to the fairytale you heard as a toddler, preserving you in suspense until eventually the final web page.
In the early days of the Civil conflict, rumors of gold within the frozen Klondike introduced hordes of rookies to the Pacific Northwest. fearful to compete, Russian prospectors commissioned inventor Leviticus Blue to create an exceptional computer that may mine via Alaska’s ice. therefore was once Dr. Blue’s brilliant Bone-Shaking Drill Engine born.
But on its first try run the Boneshaker went extraordinarily awry, destroying a number of blocks of downtown Seattle and unearthing a subterranean vein of blight fuel that became someone who breathed it into the residing dead.
Now it's 16 years later, and a wall has been equipped to surround the devastated and poisonous urban. simply past it lives Blue’s widow, Briar Wilkes. existence is tough with a ruined attractiveness and a teenaged boy to help, yet she and Ezekiel are handling. till Ezekiel undertakes a mystery campaign to rewrite history.
His quest will take him lower than the wall and right into a urban teeming with starving undead, air pirates, felony overlords, and seriously armed refugees. And basically Briar can convey him out alive.
A unique approximately teenage women with superpowers and significantly assorted agendas, destined for a collision that might rock the world:
Separated via hundreds of thousands of miles, younger women are approximately to achieve their remarkable powers with the intention to bind their lives jointly in methods they can't start to understand.
Protecting others. holding order. Being strong. those are all very important issues for Bonnie Braverman, whether she doesn't comprehend why. restrained to a gaggle domestic considering she survived the auto coincidence that killed either her mom and dad, Bonnie has lived her lifestyles beforehand in self-imposed isolation and silence; but if a chance provides itself to assist one other woman in want, Bonnie has to come to a decision no matter if to truly use the facility she has lengthy suspected she has. energy that frightens her.
Across the rustic, Lola LeFever is inheriting her personal strength by means of sending her mom over a cliff. .. actually. For Lola the one factor that issues is energy; getting it, taking it, and doing away with an individual who might get within the manner of her pursuit of it. along with her mom lifeless and not anything to carry her again from the realm any further, Lola units off to check her personal powers on someone unlucky sufficient to pass her. And Lola's no longer terrified of anything.
One woman pushed to rescue, retailer, and heal; the opposite pushed to punish, smash, and kill.
And now they're approximately to fulfill.
Unique book: 2003
A robust new voice in delusion fiction, the acclaimed writer of Fires of the trustworthy maintains her enchanting epic of persecution and warfare, ardour and triumph, and of the courageous younger lady who needs to reach. ..
[b]Turning the Storm
She is named musician, insurgent, soldier, legend. After months of top an rebellion opposed to the treacherous non secular order of the Fedeli and the ruling Circle of Mages, younger Eliana is understood during the land. remarkable from the blighted wastelands, her military of reformers has grown in number--adding liberated slaves to its ranks. pushed by means of their ideals within the outdated means, Eliana and the warriors of the Lupi stand on religion alone.
But religion won’t retailer the Lupi from traitors of their midst--or from the mystical fires of the mages. Seeing her squaddies lowered to ashes round her, Eliana takes a determined gamble: she steps down from command. Then, armed with stolen orders to wait one of many musical ensembles in the Imperial enclave, she disguises herself as a boy, takes up her violin, and heads instantly into enemy territory. And now the girl-turned-general provides one other identify to her rank: secret agent.
- Eden (Volume 3)
- Death Match (Blood Bowl, Book 3)
- Casket of Souls (Nightrunner, Book 6)
- Talonfall: A Short Story of the Three Acts of Penance (Three Acts of Penance, Book 0.2)
- A Lion Among Men (The Wicked Years, Book 3)
Extra resources for Last Call (Fault Lines, Book 1)
Felix understood suddenly why Max hadn’t mentioned this earlier. He wouldn’t have got Gotrek in the coach. ” The elf rose, inclining his head respectfully. He was tall, and as slender as a willow branch in his flowing white robes, but there was an air of youth and nervousness about him that made him look more awkward than graceful. He had the long, haughty features of his kind, but the nervousness showed also in his cobalt-blue eyes, which flicked about the room as he spoke. “I am honoured, friends.
Felix took advantage of Euler’s distraction to roll out from under the point of his sword and stand. Euler was beside himself. ” he cried. “My panelling! ” He turned on Felix, eyes blazing. ” He thrust at Felix with his cane-sword and Felix blocked and kicked the footstool at him. ” he called. ” The Slayer swung around and started towards him. One of the fallen men tried to rise, lifting a dagger at him. Gotrek backhanded his face with his cast and kept walking. The strike sounded like a pistol shot, and Felix thought for a moment that he had shattered the man’s skull.
Euler leapt in his path, twisting the head of his cane and drawing forth a slim blade. “No, Herr Jaeger,” he said, levelling the sword-cane at Felix’s chest. Felix stepped back, then cuffed an Estalian vase off a table, right at Euler’s face. When he raised his sword to block it, Felix dived forwards and tackled him to the ground, pinning his sword arm with a knee and punching him in the face. The merchant bucked and twisted under him, surprisingly strong. “Harald! ” Euler called, struggling to get his sword free.