Jory Taylor, the Knight bearing the device of Sir Gawain, has grappled on the Circle’s behalf with mercenaries, serial killers and far-right terrorist cells. However, when he is captured by Gawain’s traditional enemy the Green Knight, he discovers a new side to the myths he lives by – one which, as he learns more about this clandestine world, becomes both threateningly personal and terrifyingly political. The legends of King Arthur are not the only stories with influence on the British psyche – and some of the others have their own, very different agendas.
A smart, contemporary political thriller and a new kind of urban fantasy, The Pendragon Protocol is the first volume in The Devices Trilogy.
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A violently erudite genre mash-up by a very clever man indeed – Paul Magrs (Never the Bride, Enter Wildthyme)
Philip Purser-Hallard is a master craftsman. His stories are both cleverly constructed and wrought in the sharpest prose, and he's always a joy to read. Not to be missed. -- George Mann
Purser-Hallard takes urban fantasy back from fey vampires and rugged werewolves and puts it firmly back where it belongs, rooted deep in the myths and legends of old Britain. He combines a startlingly original premise with some bloody good story-telling. I'm in for the long run, and you should be too. -- Simon Morden (Philip K Dick Award winner, The Samuil Petrovich trilogy)
Outwardly, these women have it all together. But Lynelles fifteen-year marriage is falling apart, while Alba learns that marrying her new husband has not slowed his tendency to react with harsh words and violence. Meanwhile, Tabitha works at a strip club to make ends meet and support her young son. Inwardly, the spirits of all three are slowly crumbling, held in bondage by the pride, lust, anger, and abuse of the men in their lives. But as their lives come together in surprising ways, they may be able to find forgiveness, spirituality, and love of self that can set their hearts, souls, and minds free, once and for all.
In this novel, three women leading troubled lives find themselves connected to each other in ways they could never have imagined.
When people first meet Torstein, they're either repelled by his mawkish outfit and suspicious generosity or caught by his Irresistible Charm and immediately pulled into his orbit. It all depends on whether they accept the gift he offers them.
Right now, the stranger in the crazy green jacket is offering you a handful of sunflower seeds. Will you take them and brave the danger or pass by and wonder what would have happened if you'd stayed?
Aided but never pushed by his new friend, Butch comes of age, growing through his search for justice, and gradually finds his emotions altered from rage to understanding to sympathy, and, finally, to a more fulfilling love. His adventure, Butch realizes, is one of self-discovery.
He learns the identity of his mother’s attacker, confronts that person and another in a ramshackle warehouse, but the warehouse is soon ablaze. Butch performs heroically, an action he conceals from his mother, as he learns the value of life and the protection of it. Ultimately, he learns that being alone and resentful is a choice he does not have to make for himself.
Protector of the Crystal Children is the first novel in a series entitled The Eye of the Goddess. This series explores the angelic realm and all of its possibilities through the eyes of two adolescents and their mother. They struggle to accept their newly discovered powers and learn to appreciate the purpose for which they have been chosen. At the heart of Protector of the Crystal Children is the love and trust that exists among members of a family and how that security can be tested when life becomes complicated.
Universal in its appeal to children and adults alike, this is a timeless tale of great importance. It encourages the reader to follow one's own heart and stand up for the dream of living in a peaceful world . . . a world based on cooperation, equality, friendship, and trust. Join these courageous children in the magic and wonder of their life-changing lessons that are at times humorous, suspenseful, heartfelt, and often challenging. They encounter a truly unique cast of unforgettable characters in one incredible experience after another and become The Guardians of Freedom!
When James was turned at the age of eighteen, he made a promise to himself. He would spend his immortal life protecting the woman he loved in his youth, and her lineage for as long as fate allowed. For hundreds of years, his path was simple, set, and never shaken. Then, the unthinkable happened: a member of his beloved’s family fell ill—a young woman with such a potential for life.
Will James let her die, and perhaps kill the memory of his lost love with her? Or will he consider doing what he promised never to do: become the Sire to a fledgling vampire? James must consider: will immortality be a blessing for the dying girl, or will it end up a curse, as it has always been for him? Philip will read the chronicle to find out, but does the story end with the last page or live on eternally in the blood of an immortal?
Picking it up carefully so as not to tear the creases, she unfolded it and read the words in faded black, handwritten script: he agape nikai panta. The Laurel Crown shall choose the wearer. Be warned. Beware of the Baal Contract.
Was the secret message about the puzzle? Maybe the message had nothing to do with the puzzle. Somebody from a foreign country could've put it into the box later on. But why? And who? In seeking answers to those questions, Carolyn and her brother Jimmy's adventures begin on the planet of Double Suns.
Harper and Leigh may be identical, but their personalities could not be more different. Harper excels in sports, and her love of skateboarding is matched only by her feelings for her boyfriend, Jeremy Alexander Fletcher, the good-looking, athletic captain of the Lakeshore Preparatory varsity baseball and football teams. Leigh is light-years ahead of her sophomore class in academics and she prefers to spend Saturday afternoons in ballet class rather than at the skate park with Harper. Harper is a natural dare-devil, but Leigh, the more reserved twin, soon discovers that her chats with a stranger called Poem Man on Teen Village prove to be more sinister and dangerous that she could have ever imagined.
Lydia Reynolds, the twins’ mother, owns and operates The Enchanted College of Oceania (ECO), a school for children and young adults with Magical Talents and Special Gifts. ECO is housed in an old mansion with a sordid and murderous history; from ghostly sightings of the mansion’s former owners, J.L and Eloise Winthrop, to strange occurrences in classrooms, students have no shortage of surreal tales to tell.
Unlike their hopeful mother, the twins aren’t convinced that their father is still alive. Dr. Xavier Montague, the Headmaster of Lakeshore Preparatory, who has plans of his own for Lydia, often quietly thwarts Lydia’s search for Chester. While visiting ECO one afternoon, Harper discovers a rather ominous magic book that details how to reclaim the dead. The twins soon realize that the book’s spells for resurrection involve “soul-napping”, which proves to be quite difficult as ghosts are hard to capture and control. While the twins attempt to bottle spirits, Lydia becomes the legal guardian of a handsome, sixteen-year-old named Lance Meridian, whose parents recently died in a car accident in Washington D.C. The trauma of the event caused Lance to experience hysterical deafness. Despite his grief and solitude, he establishes a friendship with the four peculiar and rarely seen women of Emerson Pond. In Oceania, no one but Lance is brave enough to even venture into their territory, as few are aware of what occurs in their enchanted cottage.
The Reynolds twins must balance the paranormal pursuit to find their father, Chester, (which they title “Project C”) with real world drama at The Academy of the Sacred Names, their all-girls Catholic high school. While executing Project C, the girls must also navigate the precarious corridors of high school marked by rigorous academics, the self-proclaimed “Royals” and their arch-nemesis Meredith Ford. The Reynolds girls certainly never have a dull moment and they manage to find romance, danger and adventure in this world and beyond.
The earth is on the brink of war. Vicious, blood-thirsty vamps roam the lands. The Ancients are ready to claim what they believe is theirs. And the world's one savior, Eden, is fighting dark forces that live within her - and threaten to tear her apart. And when an long-lost soul returns in the form of a rival, Eden must become the heroine of her time...if she is to save the world and those she loves, once and for all.
"I think we should just cut our losses and move on."
If you ask Lauren Dailey, things are totally fine after the breakup. She doesn't care that all her friends are getting engaged and moving on with their lives when all her dreams went up in smoke. She's not crying herself to sleep every night. Everything is A-OK.
That is, until a mysterious voice promises an easy out to all her problems, and she wakes up in a fantasy world with the powers of an empath.
Without a way home, Lauren embraces her new life. There's a village full of interesting characters, including Cefin, a handsome young man who's everything a fantasy hero should be. She's getting the hang of doing laundry in the river. And when she uses her empath powers, she's temporarily distracted from the sadness that followed her from California and crops up at the most inconvenient times.
Still, there's one large, dragon-shaped problem: The Anghenfil lives in the mountains nearby, and some say he's got a taste for empaths. And Lauren's afraid it might just be that mysterious voice tempting her deeper into her own darkness.
Empath will transport readers to a new world, while remaining firmly rooted in the realities of dealing with depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses. Recommended for readers who need help overcoming their own dragons.
This is a stand-alone novel. Content warnings for suicide, substance abuse, and adult situations.
Praise for Empath
★★★★★ "A pint of ice cream for your soul." - Erin Sky, author of The Wendy
★★★★ "A brilliant allegory" - Elizabeth F., Goodreads Reviewer
★★★★★ "As someone who faces anxiety on a daily basis, this book spoke to me." - Katrina M., Goodreads Reviewer
★★★★★ "Empath is encouragement to accept your whole self and move forward into great adventure." - Sierra D.
""Here is a gripping whodunit in a most unexpected setting, amidst the eventful careers of alumni of India's top management institutions. A must-read for all those who want to explore the lives and times of young Indian MBAs""
Prof. Rishikesha T Krishnan (Director, IIM Indore)
“The book is an interesting and an easy read. It refreshingly delves on many shades of human feelings and emotions experienced by four IIM / IIT graduates in their personal and professional lives!”
Anantha Radhakrishnan (CEO & MD, Infosys BPO Ltd.)
""This is a book worth reading! The narrative is lucid and the characters are relatable. What sets the book apart from others is the excellent choice of vocabulary to vividly describe minute details that we habitually ignore in the daily rush of life. It will take you back to your college and early career days and make you reflect nostalgically. ""
Manish Maheshwari (CEO, Network18 Digital)
“Interesting characters and narrative that weave B-school dilemmas and post B-school dilemmas in a captivating plot!”
Pushkaraj Shenai (CEO, Lakmé Lever, India)