Unfortunately, Lord controls police forces, military forces...and supernatural forces. In retaliation, he kidnaps Silver’s wife and unleashes a worldwide manhunt against him.
Silver’s only hope is Morrigaine, an eccentric woman who appears in his home and claims to be a sorceress. She promises to help him rescue his wife if he helps her complete her murdered father’s quest to restore magic to the world.
Despite his skepticism that magic exists, and despite her doubts that high technology isn’t some form of magic, they form an unlikely partnership...and soon learn how much they need each other’s unique talents in order to face the technological and supernatural forces Lord arrays against them.
Derek is a writer of speculative fiction, whose diverse background brings a wealth of experience to his writing. He was born in Chile and grew up all over the world, living in and visiting such places as India, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Australia, Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Ecuador, France, Germany and the US. He has worked in a wide range of fields, including infantry paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division, naturalist/guide in the Galapagos Islands, graphic designer, website developer, video ad designer, Thai boxing student instructor, computer applications instructor, cartoonist, and embossed metal artist. Derek has written over half a dozen screenplays and novels. He enjoys motorcycling, trap and skeet shooting, physical fitness, debating religious fundamentalists, learning Spanish and German, studying advancing technologies and weaponry of all types, and whatever else can add authenticity to his writing.
Lassoed, knocked down, face planted in the dirt -- best thing to happen to Frank Bowen in years. When wife Liz went missing in the wilds of Belize, the constables of San Ignacio could find no trace. Years later, on a pilgrimage to her remote 'grave,' Frank is abducted and whisked away to a place he can't identify, by people whose motives and origins baffle him. Could this be what happened to Liz?
Meanwhile, at a relay site in a New England mill town, a band of scouts from that world awaits passage home. In the wrong place at the wrong time, they discover dealings that would give access to Earth to their enemies. The only way to stop this conspiracy is to destroy the 'xenoliths' that regulate convergences between the worlds. Can they find their way home and prevent their war from spreading to a new battleground called Earth?
But the mission is far more dangerous than either brother realizes. The officer and his soldiers are seeking to recover an insidious device used to manipulate Earth’s history. Humanity is under attack...and doesn’t even realize it.
Alan and Dan are ill-equipped to face this undetectable invasion...but they’re the only chance Earth has to survive.
A perennial favorite of readers worldwide, American Gods tells the story of ex-con Shadow Moon, who emerges from prison and is recruited to be bodyguard, driver, and errand boy for the enigmatic Mr. Wednesday. So begins a dark and strange road trip full of fantastical adventures and a host of eccentric characters. For, beneath the placid surface of everyday life, a storm is brewing—an epic war for the very soul of America—and Shadow is standing squarely in its path.
This annotated volume of the Author’s Preferred Text features analysis from Leslie S. Klinger. His trenchant commentary identifies gods and supernatural beings, elucidates key phrases, and shows how Gaiman built his award-winning novel, giving readers unparalleled insight into the story and into Gaiman’s creative process and authorial decisions. Carefully chosen illustrations complement and illuminate the narrative.