Thomas would rather eat dirty kitty litter.
Armed only with an impressive set of chompers and buckets of snark, Thomas faces off against a lightning-bolt throwing granny and a sexy union recruiter as he desperately tries hold the threads of his old life together. To stay off the leash he'll have to take advantage of the chaos caused by the Archmagus' death and help the local Inquisition solve his murder. A pyromanic squirrel, religious werewolves, and cat-hating cops all add to the chaos as Thomas attempts to become the first Freelance Familiar.
At least until the final day of school arrives and with it the annual wizard’s test.
When Conryu passes the test, no one can believe it since everyone knows boys can’t do magic.
Suddenly thrust into a world of magic and danger, Conryu must figure out how to use his news powers and quickly.
He soon finds himself n the run from a mad religious cult and hunted by a group of wizards that view a man wielding magic as the worst abomination imaginable. When his home city is taken hostage by the sinister Lady Raven, Conryu is the only one that can save the day.
Can Conryu master his magic before it’s too late?
This Volume contains the first four novels of the Aegis of Merlin Urban Fantasy Series: The Impossible Wizard, The Awakening, The Chimera Jar, and The Raven’s Shadow.
Dorian Benoit is no stranger to adversity, but even growing up gay wasn’t enough to prepare him for the troubles that his telekinetic powers would bring.
Not long after Dorian moves out on his own, an unnatural affliction starts to take hold of the locals, turning his chances at a new life into a hellish nightmare. He soon finds himself in a fight for survival against the ones responsible who have taken an interest in using his powers to further their sinister cause. A world unseen by mortal eyes for centuries is about to make its cataclysmic return with Dorian caught in the middle.
The Immortal Coil series is a high-stakes journey of self-discovery as Dorian Benoit ascends from reluctant hero to demon-slaying savior. Inspired by mythology and folklore, it explores the familiar tones of urban fantasy to the unfathomable reaches of cosmic horror with a character-driven storyline that abolishes token stereotypes. Each sequel ups the ante as a diverse supernatural cast struggles to contain the apocalyptic events set in motion by the mysterious entities attempting to unravel modern civilization and beyond.
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Seveneves, Anathem, Reamde, and Cryptonomicon returns with a wildly inventive and entertaining science fiction thriller—Paradise Lost by way of Philip K. Dick—that unfolds in the near future, in parallel worlds.
In his youth, Richard “Dodge” Forthrast founded Corporation 9592, a gaming company that made him a multibillionaire. Now in his middle years, Dodge appreciates his comfortable, unencumbered life, managing his myriad business interests, and spending time with his beloved niece Zula and her young daughter, Sophia.
One beautiful autumn day, while he undergoes a routine medical procedure, something goes irrevocably wrong. Dodge is pronounced brain dead and put on life support, leaving his stunned family and close friends with difficult decisions. Long ago, when a much younger Dodge drew up his will, he directed that his body be given to a cryonics company now owned by enigmatic tech entrepreneur Elmo Shepherd. Legally bound to follow the directive despite their misgivings, Dodge’s family has his brain scanned and its data structures uploaded and stored in the cloud, until it can eventually be revived.
In the coming years, technology allows Dodge’s brain to be turned back on. It is an achievement that is nothing less than the disruption of death itself. An eternal afterlife—the Bitworld—is created, in which humans continue to exist as digital souls.
But this brave new immortal world is not the Utopia it might first seem . . .
Fall, or Dodge in Hell is pure, unadulterated fun: a grand drama of analog and digital, man and machine, angels and demons, gods and followers, the finite and the eternal. In this exhilarating epic, Neal Stephenson raises profound existential questions and touches on the revolutionary breakthroughs that are transforming our future. Combining the technological, philosophical, and spiritual in one grand myth, he delivers a mind-blowing speculative literary saga for the modern age.