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Author: Terry Pratchett
Eric calls up a demon to grant him three wishes - but what he gets is the Discworld's most incompetent wizard... Eric is the Discworld's only demonology hacker. The trouble is, he's not very good at it. All he wants is the usual three wishes: to be immortal, rule the world and have the most beautiful woman fall madly in love with him. The usual stuff. But what he gets is Rincewind, the Disc's most incompetent wizard, and Rincewind's Luggage (the world's most dangerous travel accessory) into the bargain. Terry Pratchett's hilarious take on the Faust legend stars many of the Discworld's most popular characters in an outrageous adventure that will leave Eric wishing once more - this time, quite fervently, that he'd never been born.
The Bromeliad Trilogy
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Harper Collins
In a world whose seasons are defined by Christmas sales and Spring Fashions, hundreds of tiny nomes live in the corners and crannies of a human-run department store. They have made their homes beneath the floorboards for generations and no longer remember -- or even believe in -- life beyond the Store walls. Until the day a small band of nomes arrives at the Store from the Outside. Led by a young nome named Masklin, the Outsiders carry a mysterious black box (called the Thing), and they deliver devastating news: In twenty-one days, the Store will be destroyed. Now all the nomes must learn to work together, and they must learn to think -- and to think BIG. Part satire, part parable, and part adventure story par excellence, master storyteller Terry Pratchett’s engaging trilogy traces the nomes’ flight and search for safety, a search that leads them to discover their own astonishing origins and takes them beyond their wildest dreams.
The Dark Road
Author: Ma Jian
From one of world literature’s most courageous voices, a novel about the human cost of China’s one-child policy through the lens of one rural family on the run from its reach Far away from the Chinese economic miracle, from the bright lights of Beijing and Shanghai, is a vast rural hinterland, where life goes on much as it has for generations, with one extraordinary difference: “normal” parents are permitted by the state to have only a single child. The Dark Road is the story of one such “normal” family—Meili, a young peasant woman; her husband, Kongzi, a village schoolteacher; and their daughter, Nannan. Kongzi is, according to family myth, a direct lineal descendant of Confucius, and he is haunted by the imperative to carry on the family name by having a son. And so Meili becomes pregnant again without state permission, and when local family planning officials launch a new wave of crackdowns, the family makes the radical decision to leave its village and set out on a small, rickety houseboat down the Yangtze River. Theirs is a dark road, and tragedy awaits them, and horror, but also the fierce beauty born of courageous resistance to injustice and inhumanity. The Dark Road is a haunting and indelible portrait of the tragedies befalling women and families at the hands of China’s one-child policy and of the human spirit’s capacity to endure even the most brutal cruelty. While Ma Jian wrote The Dark Road, he traveled through the rural backwaters of southwestern China to see how the state enforced the one-child policy far from the outside world’s prying eyes. He met local women who had been seized from their homes and forced to undergo abortions or sterilization in the policy’s name; and on the Yangtze River, he lived among fugitive couples who had gone on the run so they could have more children, that most fundamental of human rights. Like all of Ma Jian’s novels, The Dark Road is also a celebration of the life force, of the often comically stubborn resilience of man’s most basic instincts.
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House
'Look after the dead', said the priests, 'and the dead will look after you.' Wise words in all probability, but a tall order when, like Teppic, you have just become the pharaoh of a small and penniless country rather earlier than expected, and your treasury is unlikely to stretch to the building of a monumental pyramid to honour your dead father. Heâe(tm)d had the best education money could buy of course, but unfortunately the syllabus at the Assassin's Guild in Ankh-Morpork did not cover running a kingdom and basic financial acumen...
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Author: James Barclay
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Now the land of Balaia, still riven by war, must live with the consequences. The Dawnthief spell – designed to destroy the world, but cast to save it – has torn a hole in the sky, a pathway into the dragon dimension, and, through it, unfriendly eyes are turning to Balaia. With war already sweeping the land, there are no armies to send against the dragons. All that stands between Balaia and complete dominion by these tyrannous beasts is a tiny, but legendary band of mercenaries: The Raven. And if they fail, Balaia will fall beneath the wings of countless dragons… James Barclay has created a fantasy epic of rare intensity and blistering pace peopled by characters you can believe in.
Author: Charles de Lint
Publisher: Orb Books
A tale of magic and murder The increasingly bizarre murders have baffled the police—but each death is somehow connected with the city's elusive Gypsy community. The police are searching for a human killer, but the Romany know better. They know the name of the darkness that hunts them down, one by one: Mulengro. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
The Cracker Hacker
Author: Pippa Wilson
"I really enjoyed this book and I would recommend it to any Minecraft and computer geeks of any age." "A great story for today's child of 9+." Amazon.co.uk reviewers March 2014. A book for children aged 9-13. The Cracker Hacker, Jack MacLuckie, loves Minecraft and spy missions but faces sister trouble. A coding genius and budding games developer Jack is a modern day kind of superhero (but without that silly pants over the trousers thing). As his sister Bella falls prey to a nasty cyberbully, Jack is faced with a dilemma: Should he use his hacking talents to bail her out, or sort it out in real life? As he tries to solve the problem Jack soon discovers that he is not the only one in the family keeping secrets. Why is Mum suddenly so addicted to her Grumpy Pigeons game on her mobile phone? Why is Dad always disappearing? And why does Jack owe his life to Bella? Jack soon learns that online profiles and real life dramas can make one tricky mix. Will he ever pick his way out of the mess? Jack likes: Minecraft, coding, his sister Bella, Aikido, visiting Bletchley Park, reading his great grandad's war diaries, unicorns and biscuits. Dislikes: Oliver (the noob), homework, sun cream, dog poo and tinned sardines. Ambition in life: To be the next Notch. "Some of the bullies at school call me a hacker as an insult. I know they're really jealous. I'm just a valiant seeker of information, saving people from danger and harm. Someone who needs a little trumpet fanfare to make an entrance. A kind of modern day superhero, but without the cape. And not wearing pants on top of my trousers. Definitely not the pants thing." Recommended for age 9+.
Rules of the Game
Author: Nora Roberts
A story of stubborn wills and impassioned hearts from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts. Television director Brooke Gordon thinks that baseball player Parks Jones is an insufferable cad with an inflated ego. Unfortunately, he's also brilliant and her client's spokesman. Brooke is determined to ignore the intense attraction she feels while directing Parks in a commercial. But Parks is willing to break a few rules to convince Brooke that love isn't just a game to him. It means forever... A NORA ROBTERS CLASSIC AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME
Prince of Fools
Author: Mark Lawrence
First in a brand new series from the author of The Broken Empire Trilogy. The Red Queen is old but the kings of the Broken Empire dread her like no other. For all her reign she has fought the long war, contested in secret, against the powers that stand behind nations, for higher stakes than land or gold. Her greatest weapon is The Silent Sister?unseen by most and unspoken of by all. The Red Queen's grandson, Prince Jalan Kendeth?drinker, gambler, seducer of women?is one who can see The Silent Sister. Tenth in line for the throne and content with his role as a minor royal, he pretends that the hideous crone is not there. But war is coming. Witnesses claim an undead army is on the march, and the Red Queen has called on her family to defend the realm. Jal thinks it's all a rumor?nothing that will affect him. But he is wrong?
Queen of Fire
Author: Anthony Ryan
"In the thrilling conclusion to the bestselling Raven's Shadow trilogy, Vaelin Al Sorna must help his queen reclaim her Realm. Only his enemy has a dangerous new collaborator, one with powers darker than Vaelin has ever encountered. The Ally is there, but only ever as a shadow, unexplained catastrophe or murder committed at the behest of a dark and vengeful spirit. Sorting truth from myth is often a fruitless task. After fighting back from the brink of death, Queen Lyrna is determined to repel the invading Volarian army and regain the independence of the Unified Realm. Except, to accomplish her goals, she must do more than rally her loyal supporters. She must align herself with forces she once found repugnant -- those who possess the strange and varied gifts of the Dark -- and take the war to her enemy's doorstep. Victory rests on the shoulders of Vaelin Al Sorna, now named Battle Lord of the Realm. However, his path is riddled with difficulties. For the Volarians have a new weapon on their side, one that Vaelin must destroy if the Realm is to prevail: a mysterious Ally with the ability to grant unnaturally long life to his servants. And defeating one who cannot be killed is a nearly impossible challenge, especially when Vaelin's blood-song, the mystical power that has made him the epic fighter he is, has gone ominously silent."
Author: Rose Impey, Rose, Shoo Rayner
Publisher: Franklin Watts
Funny, lively stories, the perfect books for building reader confidence.