Narrated by Jonathan Waters8 hr 6 min
Thomas wanted a simple, stable existence, but saddled with unemployment, an absentee girlfriend, and the impending unpaid rent, change is hurtling down on him whether he likes it or not. Following the sudden murder of his strange elderly neighbor, He awakens on wrong side of the Veil transformed into a mountain lion and thrust into a dangerous world of magic.
Thomas must team up with a disgraced Inquisitor and a pyromaniac squirrel to dodge the fate pushed upon him by haughty mages, manipulative union leaders, and violent werewolves. Does Thomas have the will to take control of his life through wit and claw to become the first Freelance Familiar?
Off Leash is the first book in Daniel Potter’s Freelance Familiars series, a humorous adventure story beset by immoral mages and fast-talking animals. If you enjoyed the Dresden Files and want an overtone of Discworld, you’ll love this rollicking urban fantasy adventure.
Dig in your claws, brace for impact and buy this story right now!
Selected as one of NPR’s Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of All Time
The #1 New York Times bestselling author’s wildly successful first novel featuring his new Neverwhere tale, “How the Marquis Got His Coat Back.”
Richard Mayhew is a young man with a good heart and an ordinary life, which is changed forever when he stops to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk. His small act of kindness propels him into a world he never dreamed existed. There are people who fall through the cracks, and Richard has become one of them. And he must learn to survive in this city of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels, if he is ever to return to the London that he knew.
“A fantastic story that is both the stuff of dreams and nightmares” (San Diego Union-Tribune), Neil Gaiman’s first solo novel has become a touchstone of urban fantasy, and a perennial favorite of readers everywhere.
“Delightful … inventively horrific.”
Now a STARZ® Original Series produced by FremantleMedia North America starring Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, and Pablo Schreiber.
Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life.
But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow’s best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and a rogue, Wednesday seems to know more about Shadow than Shadow does himself.
Life as Wednesday’s bodyguard, driver, and errand boy is far more interesting and dangerous than Shadow ever imagined. Soon Shadow learns that the past never dies . . . and that beneath the placid surface of everyday life a storm is brewing—an epic war for the very soul of America—and that he is standing squarely in its path.
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Mystery in History
After Rome, before the Middle Ages, Italy belonged to the Ostrogoths.
A naive teenager. A sister with secrets. A corrupt patrician. Argolicus unravels the threads.
Argolicus and Nikolaos deliver a gift but arrive hours after a brutal murder. They look for an answer until they find that a man’s secrets do not go with him to the grave.
When Argolicus leaves Rome to retire to his estate in southern Italy, his powerful friend Boethius asks a small favor. Before he sets sail to the south, deliver a book to a young man in Ostia near the port at the mouth of the Tiber river.
When Argolicus arrives in the dying resort town, he finds chaos and sorrow in the villa. The young book lover’s father has been viciously murdered just hours before and the young man asks for help.
With just days to find the killer before his ship leaves port, Argolicus must probe the politics of the dying town. But with every investigation he makes, the circle of possibilities grows. Success seems out of reach and he must disappoint the family, until a ruffian accosts him and pieces fall into place.
Few books give a good sense of the times they are set. This one delivers!
For the millions who want to find peace, love, and purpose without religion, Cambridge-educated scientist, wisdom teacher, and leadership expert Nick Jankel sets out a radical new life philosophy that reunites cutting-edge science with timeless spiritual wisdom to help us make better life choices, understand our place in the universe, and transform our life, love, and leadership challenges so we thrive.
"Eye-opening... a nuanced way to expand the views of even a hardened atheist." Kirkus Reviews
"A taboo-smashing book." Bookbag
Spiritual Atheist is a ground-breaking 'philosophical memoir' that draws on the author's knowledge of cutting-edge neuroscience, physics, and psychology; his insights into wisdom traditions like Taoism, Kabbalah, Advaita Vedanta, Buddhism, Zen, and Sufism; and twenty years experience leading hundreds of major organizations, and tens of thousands of individuals, to transform themselves.
Unable to find lasting happiness with religion, reason, pills, therapy, partying, wealth, success, or entrepreneurship, the author discovered the life-changing and heart-expanding benefits of 'spiritual' enlightenment. But not satisfied with New Age ideology, he spent years meticulously joining the dots between science and spirituality to form a rigorous philosophy for the 'spiritual but not religious' who want to flourish in their inner lives, relationships, and careers.
If you trust science, and relish reason, but also sense that your life has purpose, your consciousness is real and that love is a force for good - all phenomena that conventional atheism denies - then spiritual atheism will help you have it all without dogma or superstition of any kind. Not limited to revolutionizing your own happiness and wellbeing, spiritual atheism can ensure that, together, we recalibrate capitalism, reinvent politics, and make AI, business, and technology work for all.
This book is ideal for those looking for answers to the biggest questions in life; as well as and fans of books like The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins, Waking Up by Sam Harris, and The Science Delusion by Rupert Sheldrake. It includes a summary of the key principles of Spiritual Atheism and an accessible glossary of essential philosophical, scientific, and spiritual terms to support awakening.
The book offers a condensed summary of what makes our modern world tick... and what is causing it to fall apart, exploring the history and philosophy behind:
Religion and Atheism
Psychology and Psychotherapy
Travel and Anthropology
Science and Materialism
Music, Dance, and Ecstasy
Philosophy and Postmodernism
Capitalism and Consumerism
Technology and Entrepreneurship
Wisdom and Enlightenment
Healing and Transformation
Purpose & Leadership
The biology-based philosophy of spiritual atheism draw on the work of cutting-edge scientists like Rex Jung, Robin Carhart-Harris, Stuart Kauffman, Stuart Hameroff, Dan Siegel, David Bohm, Bessel van der Kolk, and Christoph Koch; the greats of modern psychology like William James, Carl Jung, Viktor Frankl and Frederick W. H. Myers; titans of philosophy like Plato, Feuerbach, Nietzsche, Whitehead, Spinoza, Descartes and Marx; and modern thought leaders like Pierre Hadot, Charles Taylor, Robert Bellah, Jordan Peterson, Thomas Kuhn, Bertrand Russell, Jean Baudrillard, Michel Foucault, Roger Penrose, Galen Strawson, Mircea Eliade, Thomas Picketty, and Stan Grof.
Inspired by the desire of many in the Spirit Realm, this book is the result of a critical need for the Living to be exposed to knowledge and perspective that might set them free from man-made obstacles and help lead them towards clarity and Peace. The Spirit Realm requested of me that I write this book by asking the Living for questions that they would then answer through channeling with me. It has been my honor to do so, as my goal in life as a Medium is to assist individuals on their Spiritual Journey, while they are experiencing the Human Condition.
Cainsville, Illinois. A town founded by fae escaping the Old World. A town both part of the world and cut off from it. A town that a young woman will run to, fleeing her past, only to discover that her past extends further than she ever imagined, into the distant history of Cainville itself.
Collected in this volume are the stories of the town’s past, of the people and the fae she will eventually meet.
A child tormented by visions of fae castles and fierce dragons.
A hobgoblin who tries in vain to avoid his role in an ancient prophecy.
A boy, the product of that prophecy, who wants only a Solstice gift for his aunt.
A writer who discovers all publicity is not really good publicity after all.
An orange cat who won’t quite stay dead.
Another cat with more than his nine lives, one continually reborn to right an ancient wrong.
And, finally, a story of Olivia herself, the young woman who ran there, now running away, searching for something she can’t quite find.
1) The Screams of Dragons
2) Devil May Care
3) Gabriel’s Gargoyles
4) Bad Publicity
5) The Orange Cat
6) Matagot – brand-new for this collection
7) The Lady of the Lake