Draw One in the Dark

Shifter Series

Book 1
Baen Publishing Enterprises
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Every one of us has the beast inside. But for Kyrie Smith, the beast is no metaphor. Since she was 15, when she first shape-shifted into a savage, black panther, Kyrie has questioned her humanity and moved from town to town, searching for a way to feel human again.

Kyrie's lonely life changes forever while waitressing at a cheap diner. Investigating screams from the parking lot, Kyrie stumbles upon a blood-spattered dragon crouching over a mangled human corpse. The dragon changes back into her co-worker, Tom, naked, dazed and unable to remember how he got there.

Thrust into a world of shape-shifting dragons, giant cats and other beasts waging a secret war behind humanity's back, Kyrie may find the answers she seeks¾with help from Tom, a mythical object called the Pearl of Heaven, and her own inner beast.

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"DRAW ONE IN THE DARK IS THE ONE NEW FANTASY NOVEL YOU HAVE TO BUY THIS YEAR!"-Dave Freer

"Analytically, it's a tour de force: logical, built from assumptions, with no contradictions, which is astonishing given the subject matter. It's also gripping enough that I finished it in one day."¾Jerry Pournelle

". . . deftly woven together . . . an interesting and strong story."¾ SFRevu.com
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About the author

S. M. Stirling is the author of the Draka trilogy. Set in a parallel universe, a nation founded on slavery and the United States battle for domination of the world. The trilogy was recently republished in one huge volume as The Domination. Stirling has also written Drakon, a novel of a Draka warrior hurled into our world, and edited a companion volume, Drakas! Among his collaborations are the popular General series with David Drake, the novel, The Children's Hour, with Jerry Pournelle, and the national bestseller, The City Who Fought, with Anne McCaffrey. He and his wife live in Santa Fe, NM.
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Publisher
Baen Publishing Enterprises
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Published on
Nov 1, 2006
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Pages
448
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ISBN
9781618245410
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / General
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This content is DRM free.
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Entry number two in Sarah A. Hoyts rollicking and popular Darkship series, sequel to Darkship Thieves, and winner of the Prometheus Award.

After rescuing her star pilot husband and discovering the dark secret of her own past on Earth, Athena Hera Sinistra returns to space habitat Eden to start life anew. Not happening. No good deed goes unpunished, and Thena and Kit are placed under arrest for the crime of coming back alive. The only escape from a death sentence: return to Earth and bring back the lost method for creating the Powertrees, the energy source of both Eden and Earth whose technological origins have been lost to war. But that mission is secondary to a greater imperative. Above all else, Thena must not get caught. If she does, then suicide is to be the only option.

With the odds heavily stacked against not only success, but survival, Thena comes to understand what her cynical accusers do not: it is not merely one womans life on the line anymore. For its on Earth where the adventure truly begins. Thena realizes that what is truly at stake is the fate of Eden and Earth alike, the continuance of the darkship fleet_and freedom for all in the Solar system_and beyond.

Darkship Renegades has been nominated for the Prometheus Award for Best Novel.

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About Sarah A. Hoyt:

"First-rate space opera with a moral lesson. You won't be disappointed."¾Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit.com

_[A] tour de force: logical, built from assumptions with no contradictions . . . gripping.Ó_Jerry Pournelle

_[Three Musketeers creator] Alexander Dumas would give [Sarah A. Hoyt] a thumbs up.Ó_Steve Forbes

_[F]anciful and charming.Ó _Library Journal

_Exceptional, wonderful and enormously entertaining.Ó _Booklist

New Alternate History Fantasy series created by New York Times best-selling author Kevin J. Anderson and Sarah A. Hoyt.

Arcane America

A new world. New magic. New history.

After Halley’s Comet was destroyed in a magical battle in 1759, the backlash separated the entire New World from the Old in an event known as The Sundering. Now isolated from the rest of the globe, America has become a very different place, where magic works and history has been changed forever.

It is 1803—a new 1803. Young Meriwether Lewis, footloose and intrigued, goes to hear a lecture in St. Louis by the venerated old wizard Benjamin Franklin. Franklin’s talk is disrupted by the attack of a winged fire-breathing beast, much like legends from Lewis’s own Welsh heritage. In the aftermath, Franklin tells the young man that he knows of a great, growing evil that lurks in the uncharted Arcane Territories west of the Mississippi.

Using his own vast fortune, Franklin commissions Lewis and his own talented partner William Clark to embark on a remarkable voyage of exploration, to meet and document the indigenous tribes, to find a route all the way to the Pacific Ocean—and perhaps beyond the magical veil to Europe again—and to stop the growing evil that is filling the American West. For while the Sundering separated the rest of the world and granted the original colonists unexpected magical gifts, sorcery inspired by native legends has also been ignited. And the Arcane Territories may hold unparalleled dangers for the expedition, both natural and magical.

Accompanied by the brilliant shape-shifting sorceress Sacajawea, Lewis and Clark set off on an unparalleled adventure across a landscape that no European has ever seen.

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About Kevin J. Anderson:

"Anderson delivers action, engaging characters and credible fantastic worlds in spades . . . not to be missed."—Publishers Weekly

"Wickedly funny, deviously twisted and enormously satisfying."—Jonathan Maberry

"Anderson has become the literary equivalent of Quentin Tarantino in the fantasy adventure genre."—The Daily Rotation

"Prepare to be entertained." —Charlaine Harris

“Delivers solid action and will certainly satisfy.”—Booklist on The Winds of Dune

About Sarah A. Hoyt:

“[Three Musketeers creator] Alexandre Dumas would give [Sarah A. Hoyt] a thumbs up.” —Steve Forbes

“[F]anciful and charming.” —Library Journal

"First-rate space opera with a moral lesson. You won't be disappointed."—Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit.com

“[A] tour de force: logical, built from assumptions with no contradictions . . . gripping.” —Jerry Pournelle

“Exceptional, wonderful, and enormously entertaining.” —Booklist

 The popular Darkship series returns! 


After winning the civil war in Eden, Athena returns to her calling, collecting powerpods with her husband Kit. Now weeks away from Earth, she goes into labor. To make matters worse, a strange ship attacks Athena and Kit’s Cathouse and kidnaps Athena’s husband. That ship is called Je Reviens. It’s a named steeped in history—and not the good kind of history.

Hot on Kit’s trail, Athena discovers that you shouldn’t name a ship Je Reviens unless you intend it to return. The genetically modified Mules are back, and they have a plan to prevent themselves from being exiled ever again. And if the Mules win, the best thing humanity can hope for is slavery.

The worst is death.

While a bio-engineered plague wreaks havoc on the forces of liberty, Athena must risk herself, her husband, and her child for the survival of humanity.

The Mules may be about to find out what revenge truly is: one angry mother.

At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

About Sarah A. Hoyt:
“[Three Musketeers creator] Alexandre Dumas would give [Sarah A. Hoyt] a thumbs up.” —Steve Forbes 

“[F]anciful and charming.” —Library Journal 

"First-rate space opera with a moral lesson. You won't be disappointed."—Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit.com

“[A] tour de force: logical, built from assumptions with no contradictions . . . gripping.” —Jerry Pournelle

“Exceptional, wonderful, and enormously entertaining.” —Booklist
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