Cocktails at Seven, Apocalypse at Eight: The Derby Cavendish Stories

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“THE ONLY PROPER PLACE FOR ICE IS IN A COCKTAIL . . .”

I’m Derby Cavendish—that’s pronounced Derby with an “ar” sound, not an “er”: remember that for later. Ever since I was a boy, the forces of the otherworldly have been drawn to me like divas to a spotlight. But I’m ready for them. Bring it on, bitches.

He’s the reason there are no zombies at Christmas, no fairy magic (the bad kind) at Gay Pride, and no werewolves (except one and he’s a dear friend) at Hanukkah. He’s Derby Cavendish, and for several years, celebrated author Don Bassingthwaite has been bringing him to life each holiday season.

Now for the first time, these flamboyantly funny, supernaturally saucy stories have been brought together in one fabulous, long-awaited collection. (Fruitcake faddler sold separately.) If you like your chills with giggles and glitter, Cocktails at Seven, Apocalypse at Eight is for you!

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About the author

Don Bassingthwaite is the author of numerous fantasy and dark fantasy novels, including The Dragon Below and Legacy of Dhakaan trilogies. His short stories have appeared in Black Gate magazine, Imaginarium: The Best Canadian Speculative Fiction Writing, and the Lambda Literary Award-winning Bending the Landscape: Fantasy and Science Fiction anthologies. He lives in Toronto with too many books, a well-stocked spice cupboard, and his partner.

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ChiZine
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Published on
Oct 17, 2016
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Pages
224
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ISBN
9781771483735
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / Collections & Anthologies
Fiction / Humorous / General
Fiction / Occult & Supernatural
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
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An all-new 120-page Stormlight Archive novella, "Edgedancer," will be the crown jewel of Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection, the first book of short fiction by #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson.

The collection will include nine works in all. The first eight are:

“The Hope of Elantris” (Elantris)
“The Eleventh Metal” (Mistborn)
“The Emperor's Soul” (Elantris)
“Allomancer Jak and the Pits of Eltania, Episodes 28 through 30” (Mistborn)
“White Sand" (excerpt; Taldain)
"Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell” (Threnody)
“Sixth of Dusk” (First of the Sun)
“Mistborn: Secret History” (Mistborn)

These wonderful works, originally published on Tor.com and elsewhere individually, convey the expanse of the Cosmere and tell exciting tales of adventure Sanderson fans have come to expect, including the Hugo Award-winning novella, “The Emperor's Soul” and an excerpt from the graphic novel "White Sand."

Arcanum Unbounded will also contain the 120-page Stormlight Archive novella "Edgedancer," which will appear in this book for the first time anywhere. It is a story of Lift, taking place between Words of Radiance and the forthcoming Oathbringer.

Finally, this collection includes essays and illustrations for the various planetary systems in which the stories are set.

Other Tor books by Brandon Sanderson

The Cosmere

The Stormlight Archive
The Way of Kings
Words of Radiance
Edgedancer (Novella)
Oathbringer

The Mistborn trilogy
Mistborn: The Final Empire
The Well of Ascension
The Hero of Ages

Mistborn: The Wax and Wayne series
Alloy of Law
Shadows of Self
Bands of Mourning

Collection
Arcanum Unbounded

Other Cosmere novels
Elantris
Warbreaker

The Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series
Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians
The Scrivener's Bones
The Knights of Crystallia
The Shattered Lens
The Dark Talent

The Rithmatist series
The Rithmatist

Other books by Brandon Sanderson

The Reckoners
Steelheart
Firefight
Calamity

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

For the first time in one elegant collector’s edition hardcover, and featuring an introduction by New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks, here are the first three novels of that classic series: The Sword of Shannara, The Elfstones of Shannara, and The Wishsong of Shannara—the beginning of a phenomenal epic of good and evil.

The Sword of Shannara
Long ago, the wars of the ancient Evil ruined the world. In peaceful Shady Vale, half-elfin Shea Ohmsford knows little of such troubles. But the supposedly dead Warlock Lord is plotting to destroy everything in his wake. The sole weapon against this Power of Darkness is the Sword of Shannara, which can be used only by a true heir of Shannara. On Shea, last of the bloodline, rests the hope of all the races.

The Elfstones of Shannara
The magical Ellcrys tree is dying, loosening the spell that bars the Demons from enacting vengeance upon the land. Now Wil Ohmsford must guard the Elven girl Amberle on a perilous quest as she carries one of the Ellcrys’ seeds to a mysterious place where it can be quickened into a powerful new force. But dark on their trail comes the Reaper, most fearsome of all Demons, aiming to crush their mission at any cost.

The Wishsong of Shannara
An ancient Evil is stirring to new life, sending its ghastly Mord Wraiths to destroy Mankind. To win through the vile growth that protects this dark force, the Druid Allanon needs Brin Ohmsford—for she alone holds the magic power of the wishsong. Reluctantly Brin joins the Druid on his dangerous journey. But a prophecy foretells doom, as Evil nurses its plans to trap the unsuspecting Brin into a fate far more horrible than death.

Thus begins Terry Brooks’s thrilling Shannara epic, an unforgettable tale of adventure, magic, and myth.

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Terry Brooks's The Measure of the Magic.
Requiem. A dream. A prayer. A kingdom for those cursed, those exiled, those whom men call "weredragons." A homeland for those who can grow wings, breathe fire, and rise as dragons.

Dawn of Dragons, an epic fantasy trilogy, tells the story of Requiem's birth, wars, and hope. This bundle includes all three novels in the trilogy.

BOOK 1: REQUIEM'S SONG: Weredragons, men call them. Monsters. Cursed ones. People who can turn into dragons. Can these lost souls bind together and forge a kingdom of their own?

BOOK 2: REQUIEM'S HOPE: Requiem is birthed in blood and fire, but enemies rise to destroy it. Raem, King of the Abyss, leads a host of demons to crush Requiem. Can this fledgling kingdom of dragons survive?

BOOK 3: REQUIEM'S PRAYER: Requiem burns. Raem, the Demon King, sends forth monstrous sphinxes to slay every last dragon. To survive, Requiem's dragons must fly to their darkest battlefield–the unholy Abyss itself.

In 2011, the Song of Dragons trilogy introduced readers to mythical Requiem, a kingdom whose people can become dragons. The Requiem novels have gone on to sell hundreds of thousands of copies, captivating readers around the world. Dawn of Dragons goes back in time to Requiem's earliest days, telling an epic story—for both new readers and old fans—of loss, hope, and dragonfire.

Dawn of Dragons -- an epic fantasy trilogy. For fans of dragons, shapeshifters, swords and sorcery, A Game of Thrones, Eragon, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

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THE REQUIEM SERIES: 

Requiem: Dawn of Dragons
Book 1: Requiem's Song
Book 2: Requiem's Hope
Book 3: Requiem's Prayer

Requiem: Song of Dragons
Book 1: Blood of Requiem
Book 2: Tears of Requiem
Book 3: Light of Requiem

Requiem: Dragonlore
Book 1: A Dawn of Dragonfire
Book 2: A Day of Dragon Blood
Book 3: A Night of Dragon Wings

Requiem: The Dragon War
Book 1: A Legacy of Light
Book 2: A Birthright of Blood
Book 3: A Memory of Fire

Requiem: Requiem for Dragons
Book 1: Dragons Lost
Book 2: Dragons Reborn
Book 3: Dragons Rising

Requiem: Flame of Requiem
Book 1: Forged in Dragonfire
Book 2: Crown of Dragonfire
Book 3: Pillars of Dragonfire

Requiem: Dragonfire Rain
Book 1: Blood of Dragons
Book 2: Rage of Dragons
Book 3: Flight of Dragons

With this landmark series, bestselling author R. A. Salvatore introduced fantasy readers around the globe to an astonishing new world. As the DemonWars Saga unfolds over these first three books, two intrepid young heroes must confront the dark tides of destiny in an epic search for justice and peace. This eBook bundle includes:
 
THE DEMON AWAKENS
THE DEMON SPIRIT
THE DEMON APOSTLE
 
A great evil has awakened in the land of Corona: a demon determined to spread death and misery. His goblin armies and fearsome giants ravage the settlements of the frontier, and in the small village of Dundalis their merciless attack leaves behind two shattered orphans: Pony and her lifelong friend Elbryan. Taken in by elves, Elbryan is raised to become a formidable ranger—a fateful role that will lead him into harrowing confrontation.
 
Meanwhile, on a far-off island, a shower of gemstones falls onto the black sand shores. These heaven-sent stones carry within them an incredible power—the key to all that is good and all that is evil in the world. Now it’s up to one young monk to liberate them from the corrupt monastery that harvests them. Pray that they don’t fall into the wrong, clawed hands.
 
Praise for the DemonWars Saga
 
“An enthralling epic adventure story, it introduces memorable characters and an intricate scheme of magic the readers won’t soon forget.”—Terry Brooks, on The Demon Awakens
 
“A new classic! Wonderfully told! Fans will love it!”—Troy Denning, New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Crucible, on The Demon Awakens
 
“Absorbing . . . one of the finest books yet in Salvatore’s prolific career.”—Publishers Weekly, on The Demon Spirit
 
“Unforgettable . . . another rousing and masterful DemonWars adventure . . . a must-read for all fans of Salvatore’s work.”—Realms of Fantasy, on The Demon Apostle
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