Michael A. Stackpole Books In Order

The Age of Discovery Books In Publication Order

  1. A Secret Atlas (2005)
  2. Cartomancy (2006)
  3. The New World (2007)

Citybook Books In Publication Order

  1. Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker (By:Larry DiTillio) (1982)
  2. Port o’ Call (1984)
  3. Deadly Nightside (1987)
  4. Sideshow (By:Paul Jaquays) (1991)
  5. Up Town (By:Kevin Crossman) (1992)

Crimson Skies Books In Publication Order

  1. Crimson Skies (By:Eric Trautmann,Mike Lee,Eric S. Nylund) (2002)
  2. Air Spicy Tales, Volume 1 (2003)

Crown Colonies Books In Publication Order

  1. At the Queen’s Command (2010)
  2. Of Limited Loyalty (2011)

Dark Conspiracy Books In Publication Order

  1. Evil Ascending (1991)
  2. A Gathering Evil (1992)
  3. Evil Triumphant (1992)

DragonCrown War Cycle Books In Publication Order

  1. The Dark Glory War (2000)
  2. Fortress Draconis (2001)
  3. When Dragons Rage (2002)
  4. The Grand Crusade (2003)

Flying Buffalo Tunnels and Trolls Solitaire Adventures Books In Publication Order

  1. City of Terrors (1978)
  2. Sewers of Oblivion (1980)

Forgotten Realms: Pathfinder Tales Books In Publication Order

  1. The Lost Pathfinder (By:Paul Boehmer,Dave Gross) (2010)
  2. Prince of Wolves (By:Dave Gross) (2010)
  3. The Secret of the Rose and Glove (By:Kevin Andrew Murphy) (2010)
  4. Winter Witch (By:Dave Gross,Elaine Cunningham) (2010)
  5. Plague of Shadows (By:Howard Andrew Jones) (2011)
  6. The Ghosts of Broken Blades (By:Monte Cook) (2011)
  7. Two Pieces of Tarnished Silver (By:Erik Mona) (2011)
  8. Master of Devils (By:Dave Gross) (2011)
  9. Death’s Heretic (By:James L. Sutter) (2011)
  10. Faithful Servants (By:James L. Sutter) (2011)
  11. The Perfumer’s Apprentice (By:Kevin Andrew Murphy) (2012)
  12. Mother Bears (By:KarenWhite,Wendy N. Wagner) (2012)
  13. City of the Fallen Sky (By:Tim Pratt) (2012)
  14. Hell or High Water (By:Ari Marmell) (2012)
  15. A Tomb of Winter’s Plunder (By:Tim Pratt) (2012)
  16. Queen of Thorns (By:Dave Gross) (2012)
  17. Called to Darkness (By:Richard Lee Byers) (2012)
  18. Liar’s Blade (By:Tim Pratt) (2013)
  19. Bastard, Sword (By:Tim Pratt) (2013)
  20. The Wizard’s Mask (By:Ed Greenwood) (2013)
  21. King of Chaos (By:Dave Gross) (2013)
  22. Stalking the Beast (By:Howard Andrew Jones) (2013)
  23. The Dagger of Trust (By:Chris Willrich) (2014)
  24. Skinwalkers (By:Wendy N. Wagner) (2014)
  25. The Redemption Engine (By:James L. Sutter) (2014)
  26. Boar and Rabbit (By:,James L. Sutter) (2014)
  27. The Crusader Road (2014)
  28. Reign of Stars (By:Tim Pratt) (2014)
  29. Firesoul (By:Gary Kloster) (2015)
  30. Forge of Ashes (By:Josh Vogt) (2015)
  31. Lord of Runes (By:Dave Gross) (2015)
  32. Liar’s Island (By:Tim Pratt) (2015)
  33. Beyond the Pool of Stars (By:Howard Andrew Jones) (2015)
  34. Liar’s Bargain (By:Tim Pratt) (2016)
  35. Starspawn (By:Wendy N. Wagner) (2016)
  36. Shy Knives (By:Sam Sykes) (2016)
  37. Reaper’s Eye (By:Richard A. Knaak) (2016)
  38. Through The Gate in the Sea (By:Howard Andrew Jones) (2017)
  39. Gears of Faith (By:Gabrielle Harbowy) (2017)

Gears of War Books In Publication Order

  1. Aspho Fields (By:Karen Traviss) (2008)
  2. Jacinto’s Remnant (By:Karen Traviss) (2009)
  3. Anvil Gate (By:Karen Traviss) (2010)
  4. Coalition’s End (By:Karen Traviss) (2011)
  5. The Slab (By:Karen Traviss) (2012)
  6. Ascendance (By:Jason M. Hough) (2019)
  7. Bloodlines (By:Jason M. Hough) (2020)
  8. Ephyra Rising (2021)

Homeland Security Services Books In Publication Order

  1. Perfectly Invisible (2014)
  2. Perfectly Dead (2016)

In Hero Years Books In Publication Order

  1. In Service Days (2020)
  2. Need to Know (2020)
  3. Easy As Pie (2020)
  4. Field Trip (2020)
  5. Lost Hiker (2020)
  6. Ill Met in Lyttleton (2020)
  7. Capital City Crime: Haunted City (2020)
  8. Capital City Crime: Cold Comfort (2020)
  9. XR-39 Tango (2020)

Magic: The Gathering: Anthology Books In Publication Order

  1. Tapestries (1995)
  2. Magic: The Gathering Distant Planes (1996)
  3. Rath and Storm (1998)
  4. The Colors of Magic (1999)
  5. The Myths of Magic (2000)
  6. The Dragons of Magic (2001)
  7. The Secrets of Magic (2002)
  8. The Monsters of Magic (2003)
  9. Path of the Planeswalker: A Magic: The Gathering Graphic Anthology (2009)

Merlin Bloodstone Mystery Books In Publication Order

  1. The Cards Call Themselves (2008)
  2. Brewed Fortune (2008)
  3. Mysterious Ways (2012)

Mutant Chronicles Books In Publication Order

  1. In Lunacy (By:William F. Wu) (1993)
  2. Dementia (1994)

Realms of Chaos Books In Publication Order

  1. A Hero Born (1997)
  2. An Enemy Reborn (1998)

Shadowrun Novels Germany Books In Publication Order

  1. Wolf and Raven (1997)
  2. Tails you Lose (By:Lisa Smedman) (2001)
  3. Tails You Lose (By:Lisa Smedman) (2001)

Trick Molloy Books In Publication Order

  1. No Rest For The Wicked (2009)
  2. Such A Nice Girl (2009)
  3. Little Girl Lost (2009)
  4. The Witch in Scarlet (2009)
  5. ‘Til Death (2009)

Battletech: Warrior Books In Publication Order

  1. En Garde (1988)
  2. Riposte (1988)
  3. Coupe (1989)

World of Warcraft Books In Publication Order

  1. Day of the Dragon (By:Richard A. Knaak) (2001)
  2. Cycle of Hatred (By:Keith R.A. DeCandido) (2006)
  3. Rise of the Horde (By:Christie Golden) (2006)
  4. Tides of Darkness (By:Aaron Rosenberg) (2007)
  5. Beyond the Dark Portal (By:Aaron Rosenberg) (2008)
  6. Jaina Proudmoore (By:Christie Golden) (2008)
  7. Night of the Dragon (By:Richard A. Knaak) (2008)
  8. Arthas (By:Christie Golden) (2009)
  9. Stormrage (By:Richard A. Knaak) (2010)
  10. The Shattering (By:Christie Golden) (2010)
  11. Chronicles of War (By:Christie Golden) (2010)
  12. Thrall (By:Christie Golden) (2011)
  13. Wolfheart (By:Richard A. Knaak) (2011)
  14. Vol’jin: Shadows of the Horde (2013)
  15. War Crimes (By:Christie Golden) (2014)
  16. Illidan (By:William King) (2016)
  17. Before the Storm (By:Christie Golden) (2018)
  18. Shadows Rising (By:Madeleine Roux) (2020)
  19. Exploring Azeroth – The Eastern Kingdoms (By:Christie Golden) (2020)
  20. Sylvanas (By:Christie Golden) (2022)

Star Wars Legends Epic Collection Books In Publication Order

  1. The Empire, Vol. 2 (By:Randy Stradley) (2015)
  2. Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: Infinities (By:Various,Chris Warner) (2015)
  3. Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The New Republic, Vol. 2 (With: ,Darko Macan,,,W. Haden Blackman) (2016)
  4. Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Rebellion, Vol. 1 (By:,Darko Macan,Dave Gibbons,Randy Stradley) (2016)
  5. The Original Marvel Years (By:Roy Thomas) (2016)
  6. Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Empire, Vol. 3 (By:Randy Stradley,W. Haden Blackman) (2017)
  7. Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Empire Vol. 3 (By:Randy Stradley,W. Haden Blackman) (2017)
  8. The Rebellion (By:) (2017)
  9. The New Republic, Volume 3 (2017)
  10. Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Clone Wars Vol. 2 (By:,W. Haden Blackman,,,John Ostrander) (2018)
  11. Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Clone Wars, Vol. 2 (By:Randy Stradley,,,W. Haden Blackman,,,John Ostrander) (2018)
  12. Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Menace Revealed Vol. 1 (By:Various,,,,,W. Haden Blackman,,,,,John Ostrander) (2018)
  13. Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Menace Revealed, Vol. 1 (By:W. Haden Blackman) (2018)
  14. Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The New Republic, Vol. 4 (By:) (2018)
  15. Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Newspaper Strips, Vol. 2 (By:) (2019)
  16. The Original Marvel Years Vol. 4 (By:Walter Simonson) (2019)
  17. Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Rebellion, Vol. 4 (By:) (2020)
  18. Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The New Republic, Vol. 5 (By:) (2021)

Star Wars Legends Books In Publication Order

  1. Star Wars Episode #04: A New Hope Novelization (1976)
  2. Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina (1995)
  3. Tales from the Empire (1997)
  4. Tales from the New Republic (1999)
  5. The Approaching Storm (2002)
  6. The Dangerous Games (2002)
  7. A Forest Apart (2003)
  8. Tatooine Ghost (2003)
  9. Jango Fett vs. the Razor Eaters (2003)
  10. Legacy of the Jedi (2003)
  11. The Ruins of Dantooine (2003)
  12. Outbound Flight (2006)
  13. Star Wars (2007)
  14. Death Star (2007)
  15. Star Wars: Death Star (2007)
  16. The Life and Legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi (2008)
  17. A New Hope: The Life of Luke Skywalker (2009)
  18. Star Wars A New Hope: The LIfe of Luke Skywalker (2009)
  19. Crisis on Coruscant , #4) (2010)
  20. Crosscurrent (2010)
  21. Fire Ring Race (2010)
  22. Shinbone Showdown (2010)
  23. Choices of One (2011)
  24. Shadow Games (2011)
  25. Riptide (2011)
  26. Knight Errant (2011)
  27. Winner Lose All (2012)
  28. Scourge (2012)
  29. The Wrath of Darth Maul (2012)
  30. Scoundrels (2013)
  31. The Last Jedi (2013)
  32. Kenobi (2013)
  33. Crucible (2013)

Star Wars: The New Jedi Order Books In Publication Order

  1. Onslaught (1999)
  2. Vector Prime (By:R.A. Salvatore) (1999)
  3. Dark Tide (2000)
  4. Ruin (2000)
  5. Balance Point (By:) (2000)
  6. Balance Point (By:) (2000)
  7. Recovery (By:Troy Denning) (2001)
  8. Star by Star (By:Troy Denning) (2001)
  9. Ylesia (By:Walter Jon Williams) (2002)
  10. Traitor (By:Matthew Woodring Stover) (2002)
  11. Dark Journey (By:Elaine Cunningham) (2002)
  12. Dark Journey (By:Elaine Cunningham) (2002)
  13. Dark Journey (By:Elaine Cunningham) (2002)
  14. Attack of the Clones (By:R.A. Salvatore) (2002)
  15. Destiny’s Way (By:Walter Jon Williams) (2002)
  16. Force Heretic (By:Sean Williams) (2003)
  17. Remnant (By:Sean Williams) (2003)
  18. Reunion (By:Sean Williams) (2003)
  19. A Practical Man (By:Karen Traviss) (2006)

Star Wars: X-Wing Books In Publication Order

  1. Rogue Squadron (1996)
  2. Wedge’s Gamble (1996)
  3. The Krytos Trap (1996)
  4. The Bacta War (1997)
  5. Isard’s Revenge (1999)

X-Wing Rogue Squadron Books In Publication Order

  1. The Phantom Affair (1997)
  2. Battleground: Tattooine (1998)
  3. The Warrior Princess (1998)
  4. Requiem for a Rogue (1999)
  5. In the Empire’s Service (1999)
  6. Blood and Honor (1999)
  7. Masquerade (2000)
  8. Mandatory Retirement (2000)

BattleTech Universe Books In Publication Order

  1. Decision at Thunder Rift (By:William H. Keith Jr.) (1986)
  2. Mercenary’s Star (By:William H. Keith Jr.) (1987)
  3. The Price of Glory (By:William H. Keith Jr.) (1987)
  4. The Sword and the Dagger (By:Ardath Mayhar) (1987)
  5. Wolves On The Border (By:Victor Milán) (1988)
  6. Natural Selection (1992)
  7. Assumption of Risk (1993)
  8. Close Quarters (By:Victor Milán) (1994)
  9. Tactics of Duty (By:William H. Keith Jr.) (1995)
  10. Highlander Gambit (By:Blaine Lee Pardoe) (1995)
  11. Bred for War (1995)
  12. I Am Jade Falcon (By:Robert Thurston) (1995)
  13. Hearts of Chaos (By:Victor Milán) (1996)
  14. Malicious Intent (1996)
  15. Operation Excalibur (By:William H. Keith Jr.) (1996)
  16. Black Dragon (By:Victor Milán) (1996)
  17. Impetus of War (By:Blaine Lee Pardoe) (1996)
  18. Grave Covenant (1997)
  19. Double-Blind (By:Loren L. Coleman) (1997)
  20. Binding Force (By:Loren L. Coleman) (1997)
  21. Exodus Road (By:Blaine Lee Pardoe) (1997)
  22. Freebirth (By:Robert Thurston) (1998)
  23. Prince of Havoc (1998)
  24. Falcon Rising (By:Robert Thurston) (1999)
  25. Battletech (By:Robert Thurston) (1999)
  26. Roar of Honor (By:Blaine Lee Pardoe) (1999)
  27. BattleTech Legends: By Blood Betrayed (By:Mel Odom,Blaine Lee Pardoe) (1999)
  28. Illusions of Victory (By:Loren L. Coleman) (2000)
  29. Classic Battletech (By:Loren L. Coleman) (2000)
  30. Measure of a Hero (By:Blaine Lee Pardoe) (2000)
  31. Flashpoint (By:Loren L. Coleman) (2001)
  32. Patriots and Tyrants (By:Loren L. Coleman) (2001)
  33. Ghost War (2002)
  34. Storms of Fate (By:Loren L. Coleman) (2002)
  35. Call of Duty (By:Blaine Lee Pardoe) (2002)
  36. Path of Glory (By:) (2002)
  37. Imminent Crisis (By:) (2002)
  38. Operation Audacity (By:Blaine Lee Pardoe) (2002)
  39. Endgame (By:Loren L. Coleman) (2002)
  40. A Call to Arms (By:Loren L. Coleman) (2003)
  41. Sword of Sedition (By:Loren L. Coleman) (2003)
  42. The Ruins of Power (By:Robert E. Vardeman) (2003)
  43. By Temptations and by War (By:Loren L. Coleman) (2003)
  44. Flight of the Falcon (By:Victor Milán) (2004)
  45. Fortress of Lies (By:J. Steven York) (2004)
  46. Blood of the Isle (By:Loren L. Coleman) (2004)
  47. Hunters of the Deep (By:) (2004)
  48. Fortress Republic (By:Loren L. Coleman) (2005)
  49. Target of Opportunity (By:Blaine Lee Pardoe) (2005)
  50. Daughter of the Dragon (By:Ilsa J. Bick) (2005)
  51. Heretic’s Faith (By:) (2005)
  52. Trial by Chaos (By:J. Steven York) (2006)
  53. Wolf Hunters (By:Kevin Killiany) (2006)
  54. Surrender Your Dreams (By:Blaine Lee Pardoe) (2006)
  55. A Rending of Falcons (By:Victor Milán) (2007)
  56. Masters of War (2007)
  57. Dragon Rising (By:Ilsa J. Bick) (2007)
  58. Pandora’s Gambit (By:) (2007)
  59. Fire at Will (By:Blaine Lee Pardoe) (2007)
  60. To Ride the Chimera (By:Kevin Killiany) (2008)
  61. The Corps (By:Loren L. Coleman) (2008)
  62. BattleTech Classic: Classic BattleTech 25 Years of Art & Fiction (By:) (2009)
  63. Hearts of Chaos (By:Victor Milán) (2011)
  64. Weapons Free (By:Jason Schmetzer) (2012)
  65. Betrayal of Ideals (By:Blaine Lee Pardoe) (2016)
  66. A Splinter of Hope/The Anvil (By:Blaine Lee Pardoe) (2019)
  67. Forever Faithful (By:Blaine Lee Pardoe) (2019)
  68. Redemption Rift (By:Jason Schmetzer) (2019)
  69. Divided We Fall (By:Blaine Lee Pardoe) (2020)
  70. Shell Games (By:Jason Schmetzer) (2020)
  71. Ghost Hour (By:) (2020)

Battletech 20: Blood of Kerensky Books In Publication Order

  1. Lethal Heritage (1989)
  2. Blood Legacy (1990)
  3. Lost Destiny (1991)

Battletech: Kell Hounds Ascendant Trilogy Books In Publication Order

  1. Not the Way The Smart Money Bets (2019)
  2. A Tiny Spot of Rebellion (2019)
  3. A Clever Bit of Fiction (2019)

Battletech Scenario Pack Books In Publication Order

  1. Sorenson’s Sabres (By:Blaine Lee Pardoe) (1987)
  2. The Kell Hounds (1988)
  3. Rhonda’s Irregulars (By:Blaine Lee Pardoe) (1991)
  4. Cranston Snord’s Irregulars (By:Blaine Lee Pardoe) (1996)
  5. The Dragon Roars (By:Loren L. Coleman) (1997)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. Elven Lords (1990)
  2. Once a Hero (1994)
  3. Talion (1997)
  4. Eyes of Silver (1998)
  5. In Hero Years…. I’m Dead (2010)
  6. Conan the Barbarian (2011)

Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order

  1. The Silver Knife (2008)
  2. Let Me Call You Sweetheart (2009)
  3. Jed and the Titanium Turtle (2009)
  4. Kid Binary and The Two-bit Gang (2009)
  5. Wildest Dreams (2009)

Graphic Novels In Publication Order

  1. Star Wars: Mara Jade – By the Emperor’s Hand (1999)

Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. The Batman Role-Playing Sourcebook (1989)
  2. Stormhaven (1990)
  3. 21 Days to a Novel (2009)
  4. Writing Fiction (2009)

Collections In Publication Order

  1. Perchance to Dream and Other Stories (2005)
  2. Murderous Magick (2011)
  3. Crime Tech (2011)
  4. Tricknomancy (2013)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. Grimtooth’s Traps Too (1982)
  2. Grimtooth’s Traps Fore (1986)
  3. Mugshots: Taking Care of Business (1992)
  4. Superheroes (1995)
  5. Never Fear – The Tarot (2016)
  6. Uncharted Worlds (2016)
  7. Shadowrun: Spells and Chrome (2020)

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Michael A. Stackpole Books Overview

A Secret Atlas

In Nalenyr, the family of the Royal Cartographer stands in a unique position. They not only draw the maps, but also explore uncharted territories, expanding and updating the existing knowledge of the world. Their talent has yielded them enormous power and wealth and it can also cost them their lives. Now the Royal Cartographer’s two grandsons, Keles and Jorim, have been sent on a dangerous mission to explore the darkest corner of the unknown. As one charts the seas, looking for new lands, the other braves a region torn apart by ancient magics. Meanwhile, back home, their sister, Nirati, tries to protect her brothers from the intrigues, passions, and jealousies that constantly endanger their family. But what Keles and Jorim discover this time is bigger and more terrifying than any new land or sea. It will threaten the fragile peace maintained since the near apocalyptic Cataclysm years earlier. And provoke a murderous act against the Cartographers that will set off a chain of events shaking the world both discovered and undiscovered to its core.

Cartomancy

‘Michael A. Stackpole is incapable of writing a book that isn’t imaginative and intelligent.’ Stephen R. Donaldson, author of The Chronicle of Thomas CovenantNew York Times bestselling author Michael A. Stackpole returns with the second book of a groundbreaking trilogy charting exciting new territory in fantasy fiction. Cartomancy follows a group of trailblazing mapmakers with the power to discover new worlds and shape reality itself . Under the shadow of invasion by a nameless enemy, there seems only one way to save Nalenyr from oblivion. The old heroes who once defended the land must be awakened. And accomplishing that requires a journey across the magical wasteland where they’re rumored to be trapped a wasteland rife with magic and danger. Grandson of the Royal Cartographer, Keles Anturasi finds himself trapped in an enemy nation where his skill may well be his death sentence. His brother Jorim is an ocean away, captive in an altered realm in which he’s regarded as a god. And their sister Nirati resides in a paradise that exists between life and death with her insane grandfather and an ancient sorcerer bent on the world’s destruction. Now they and their companions must struggle to survive in a world where war on earth mirrors war in heaven. What the gods themselves fear, men must brave. Heroes and mystics they may be, but can any of them survive in a world where things are seldom what they seem: a place where dreams can become reality and reality can turn into a nightmare…
. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The New World

Time is running out. Nalenyr is besieged on all sides by those who would save the fabled land and those who would enslave it. Soon the realm will be ravaged by the scourge of magical warfare overrun by terrifying forces created by an ancient enemy, and soaked in the blood of champions and gods. It is the moment of final conflict, and the grandchildren of the Royal Cartographer are at the center of the climactic struggle. Keles Anturasi will race across the world, fleeing assassins, seeking control over powers he can barely understand. His brother, Jorim, having ascended to godhood, now finds himself pitted against an elder god the very god who once created the entire pantheon and now seeks its destruction. And their sister, Nirati, embarks on a treacherous crusade with a dead hero to wage war on hell itself!As the final battle lines are drawn, they will gather the land’s newly awakened defenders of the ancient past. But can this small band of champions, mystics, and magicians stand against an evil that threatens to sweep reality itself into an unending dark age of nightmare and oblivion?From the Trade Paperback edition.

Crimson Skies (By:Eric Trautmann,Mike Lee,Eric S. Nylund)

Welcome to the world of Crimson Skies. The United States is a land torn apart by epidemic and war. With chaos on the ground, America’s highways have been forced into the skies, a lawless new frontier where the flying ace hero, pirate, villain is king. Here are the exciting, danger packed adventures of three such daredevils. The Case of the Phantom Prototype. A hefty payday convinced dogfight genius Paladin Blake to fly a top secret aircraft into the Mojave Desert. But on this job, Blake must not only save himself, but thousands of others slated for death by an unseen foe. Genghis Kahn & the Manchurian Gambit. Why is the notorious leader of the Red Skull Legion pirate gang rescuing a lady in distress, returning gold, and duking it out in blazing air battles from Manhattan to Manchuria with no plunder in sight? Wonders never cease. Bayou Blues. Ever since flying ace Nathan Zachary made a pirate ship out of a stolen zeppelin, the gentleman air pirate and his Fortune Hunters gang have roamed the globe in search of money, fame, and adventure. But a double dealing Cajun sky thief, a crooked businessman, and a pair of star crossed lovers may just trump this ace in a high stakes, high altitude con game. Swashbuckling adventures of your favorite flying aces, in all their guts and glory, against a backdrop of blazing CRIMSON SKIESCrimson Skies, Xbox, and the Xbox Logos are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Used under license. Copyright 2001 Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Air Spicy Tales, Volume 1

Danger! Intigue! Romance! Death Defying Dogfights! ‘I woke up naked and handcuffed to a bed. My jailor had beautiful legs and a face to match. Too bad I didn’t remember her name…
‘ Also includes Game stats for the mysterious Misericorde! New Scenario: Battle Over Denver!

Of Limited Loyalty

1767. In the three years since defeating the Tharyngians at Anvil Lake, The Crown Colonies of Mystria have prospered. Colonists, whether hunting for new land or the Promised Land of prophecy, have pushed beyond the bounds of charters granted by the Queen of Norisle. Some of these new communities have even had the temerity to tell the Crown they are no longer subject to its authorities. To survey the full extent of the western expansion, the Crown has sent Colonel Ian Rathfield to join Nathaniel Woods, Owen Strake, and Kamiskwa on an expedition into the Mystrian interior. They discover a land full of isolated and unique communities, each shaped in accord with the ideals of the founders. Conflicts abound among them, and old enemies show up at the least useful moments. Worse yet, lurking out there is a menace which the Twilight People only know from folklore as the Antedeluvians; and westward penetration stumbles into their lands and awakens them. Alerted to this threat by his men, Prince Vlad petitions the Crown to send troops and supplies to destroy this new and terrifying enemy. The Crown refuses, citing massive debts from the last war. They dismiss Vlad”s claims as fantasy, and impose a series of taxes on Mystrian trade to finance their own recovery. Faced with fighting an inhuman foe in a land seething with resentment against the Crown, Vlad must unite the Colonies in a common cause, or preside over their complete destruction.

A Gathering Evil

Tycho Caine is a man with a mission. He’s sure of that. But, waking up in a body bag with amnesia, he not sure of much else. Except that someone wants him dead. The New York Times Bestselling author of I, Jedi and Rogue Squadron, Michael A. Stackpole brings you an exciting adventure novel of a near future world where technology and occult mysticism merge. Dark forces and hidden masters conspire to control humanity, and Tycho Caine needs to figure out which side he’s on.

The Dark Glory War

Four young men come of age in a time of prophecy and war…
. New York Times bestselling author Michael A. Stackpole is a recognized star of military fantasy. The Dark Glory War is a thrilling new tale set in a world threatened by an unstoppable foe…
. In the sacred season of the Moon Month, four young men don the masks that herald their coming of age celebration, a time of testing, ritual, festival, and romance. But for Tarrant Hawkins and his friends Leigh, Rounce, and Nay, their first test becomes a desperate struggle for survival. For they will encounter the vanguard of an invasion force poised to overrun their homeland of Oriosa, and all four will find their lives changed forever when they encounter a legendary weapon that brings its wielder invincibility. Yet the magic sword may prove more curse than blessing, signaling the arrival of a cataclysmic battle with ancient foes. And in the face of dire sorceries and terrible battles, these youths will come to manhood…
or to death.

Fortress Draconis

The incredible new fantasy epic that began with The Dark Glory War continues in…
Fortress DraconisIn an age of treachery and peril, a young thief may be the prophesied savior…
or the betrayer of the world. From Michael A. Stackpole, New York Times bestselling author and a master of epic fantasy, comes a stirring chronicle of magic, intrigue, passion, and the most unlikely of heroes…
Once one of the grandest of human cities, Yslin now has a dark heart known as the Dimandowns. And when Will, an orphaned young thief from the Dim, plots to prove himself to his master by stealing a prize from the exiled Elves who share the fetid slums, his theft of the strange artifact snares him in a web of prophecy. It also brings him together with Kedyn’s Crow, a shadowy human warrior, and Resolute, a Vorquelf determined to redeem his long lost island home. To them, Will could be the fulfillment of a long held dream and the last chance the world has to save itself from Chytrine, the northern tyrant who would be empress of the world. But their belief in Will finds few allies in a world torn by war and magick. Preoccupied with their own internecine struggles, the world s leaders see Will as a pawn. Only Chytrine seems able to recognize Will s destiny, and she sends her Dark Lancers to destroy him. For who better to destroy a hero than the ill fated heroes of the previous generation, survivors of a failed war to exterminate Chytrine, now corrupted to her service?Yet even as Will is tested, a new generation takes up arms where their predecessors failed. Alexia, princess of a dead nation, leads an army to oppose Chytrine. And the sorcerers of Vilwan have fashioned their own hero, Kerrigan Reese, bestowing upon him powers and abilities no human has held for centuries. Together these heroes travel to the mysterious Fortress Draconis to stop Chytrine from stealing more fragments of the DragonCrown a powerful artifact that, once in her control, will guarantee her dominion forever. From the Trade Paperback edition.

When Dragons Rage

Michael A. Stackpole New York Times bestselling author and master of epic fantasy continues his unforgettable chronicle of a world divided by war, betrayal, desire, and two rival magicks…
When Dragons Rage. As her merciless armies sweep from the north, the tyrant Chytrine pursues her quest to become empress of the world in a brutal campaign of unspeakable bloodshed and unholy sorcery. While cities and kingdoms topple, her agents, both living and dead, search for fragments of the shattered DragonCrown which, when reassembled, will make her unstoppable. Opposing Chytrine is the beautiful and determined Alexia, Princess of Okrannel. As she struggles to save the life of Kedyn’s Crow, a mysterious human warrior accused of treachery, she gathers around her an alliance of unlikely heroes, including Resolute, an exiled Vorquelf out for vengeance; Kerrigan Reese, a mage with uncertain potential; and last but not least, young Will, an orphan thief from the slums of Yslin, who may be the fulfillment of an ancient prophecy or its innocent victim. Alexia and her friends will need all their courage and magick, their only advantage the secret possession of a vital fragment of the DragonCrown. But when Chytrine s terrifying horde of cruel warriors, voracious minions, and remorseless undead slaves join the battle against them, even courage and magick may not be enough to stem the tide of ultimate darkness. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Grand Crusade

In this incredible conclusion to the epic fantasy saga, continuing from When Dragons Rage, New York Times bestselling author Michael A. Stackpole returns to a world of mystery, prophecy, and magick, where dreams for better or worse can come true…
The Grand CrusadeThe hope of the future, Will Norrington, prophesied to bring down the northern tyrant Chytrine and redeem the world, is said to be dead, lost in the heart of a fiery volcano. The news has thrown the Council of Kings into a furor and drained the spirit from once united factions. As questions swirl about as to Will’s legacy, and even his identity, one thing is clear: a divided alliance lacks power. And this may be exactly the opening Chytrine needs to seize control and capture the empowering artifact, the DragonCrown once and for all. Still, Will’s friends and comrades remain true to his cause, preparing to continue the fight. Among them is the Vilwanese hero, Kerrigan Reese, and Alyx, groomed to lead an army. Sayce, pregnant with Will’s child, must remain behind as the new custodian of the Norrington future in case they fail. But even as they draw up battle plans, with the enemy nearer than they think, a shattering betrayal and a stunning revelation may change the course of everything. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Prince of Wolves (By:Dave Gross)

For elven Pathfinder Varian Jeggare and his devil blooded assistant Radovan, things are rarely as they seem. Yet not even the notorious crime solving duo is prepared for what they find when a search for a missing Pathfinder takes them into the mist shrouded mountains of gothic Ustalav. Beset on all sides by noble intrigue, mysterious locals, and the deadly creatures of the night, Varian and Radovan must use both sword and spell to track the strange rumors to their source and uncover a secret of unimaginable proportions. But it’ll take more than merely solving the mystery to finish this job, for a shadowy figure has taken note of the pair’s investigations, and is set on making sure neither man gets out of Ustalav alive…
From fan favorite author Dave Gross comes a new fantastical mystery set in the award winning world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

Winter Witch (By:Dave Gross,Elaine Cunningham)

In a village of the frozen north, a child is born possessed by a strange and alien spirit, only to be cast out by her tribe and taken in by the mysterious winter witches of Irrisen, a land locked in permanent magical winter. Farther south, a young mapmaker with a penchant for forgery discovers that his sham treasure maps have begun striking gold. This is the story of Ellasif, a barbarian shield maiden who will stop at nothing to recover her missing sister, and Decclan, the ne’er do well young spellcaster turned forger who wants only to prove himself to the woman he loves. Together they’ll face monsters, magic, and the fury of Ellasif’s own cold hearted warriors in their quest to rescue the lost child. Yet when they finally reach the ice walled city of Whitethrone, where trolls hold court and wolves roam the streets as men, will it be too late to save the girl from the forces of darkness?

Plague of Shadows (By:Howard Andrew Jones)

A fantastic new adventure of swords and sorcery, set in the award winning world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game! The race is on to free Lord Stelan from the grip of a wasting curse, and only his old, half elf mercenary companion Elyana has the wisdom and swordcraft to solve the mystery of his tormentor and free her old friend before three days have passed and the illness takes its course. When the villain turns out to be another of their former companions, the half elf sets out with a team of adventurers across the Revolution wracked nation of Galt and the treacherous Five Kings Mountains to discover the key to Stelan’s salvation in a lost valley warped by weird magical energies and inhabited by terrible nightmare beasts.

City of the Fallen Sky (By:Tim Pratt)

Once a student of alchemy with the dark scholars of the Technic League, Alaeron fled their arcane order when his conscience got the better of him, taking with him a few strange devices of unknown function. Now in hiding in a distant city, he’s happy to use his skills creating minor potions and wonders at least until the back alley rescue of an adventurer named Jaya lands him in trouble with a powerful crime lord. In order to keep their heads, Alaeron and Jaya must travel across wide seas and steaming jungles in search of a wrecked flying city and the magical artifacts that can buy their freedom. Yet the Technic League hasn’t forgotten Alaeron’s betrayal, and an assassin armed with alien weaponry is hot on their trail…
From Hugo Award winner Tim Pratt comes a new fantastical adventure set in the award winning world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

Aspho Fields (By:Karen Traviss)

For the first time, fans of the blockbuster Gears of War video games get an in depth look at Delta Squad’s toughest fighters soldier s soldier Marcus Fenix and rock solid Dominic Santiago as well as a detailed account of the pivotal battle of the Pendulum Wars. As kids, the three of them were inseparable; as soldiers, they were torn apart. Marcus Fenix and Dominic Santiago fought alongside Dom s elder brother Carlos at Aspho Fields in the epic battle that changed the course of the Pendulum Wars. There s a new war to fight now, a war for mankind s very survival. But while the last human stronghold on Sera braces itself for another onslaught from the Locust Horde, ghosts come back to haunt Marcus and Dom. For Marcus decorated war hero, convicted traitor the return of an old comrade threatens to dredge up an agonizing secret he s sworn to keep. As the beleaguered Gears of the Coalition of Ordered Governments take a last stand to save mankind from extermination, the harrowing decisions made at Aspho Fields have to be re lived and made again. Marcus and Dom can take anything the Locust Horde throws at them but will their friendship survive the truth about Carlos Santiago?

Jacinto’s Remnant (By:Karen Traviss)

Based on the blockbuster Xbox game, this is the stunning story of the men and women who stood between a planet and total destruction and now have to face the consequences of their actions. After a brutal fifteen year war for survival, the Coalition of Ordered Governments is forced to destroy mankind’s last city in a final bid to stop the Locust Horde. As the survivors flee Jacinto, they must contend with the last of the Locust, bent on vengeance, as they struggle to stay alive in an icy wilderness. Marcus Fenix, Dom Santiago, and their fellow Gears fight to get Jacinto s refugees to a safe haven, but find themselves in a lawless new world where the enemy is human and as desperate and dangerous as any grub.

Anvil Gate (By:Karen Traviss)

Continuing the saga of the bestselling game series!With the Locust Horde apparently destroyed, Jacinto’s survivors have begun to rebuild human society on the Locusts stronghold. Raiding pirate gangs take a toll but it s nothing that Marcus Fenix and the Gears can t handle. Then the nightmare that they thought they d left behind begins to stalk them again. Something far worse, something even the Locust dreaded, has emerged to spread across the planet, and not even this remote island haven is beyond its reach. Gears and Stranded must fight side by side to survive their deadliest enemy yet, falling back on the savage tactics of another bloody siege Anvil Gate.

Coalition’s End (By:Karen Traviss)

Understand what a world had to do to survive. When the Locust Horde burst from the ground fifteen years ago to slaughter the human population of Sera, mankind began a desperate war against extinction. Now after a decade and a half of bloody fighting, and with billions dead, the survivors the Gears of the Coalition of Ordered Governments, along with a small band of civilians have been forced to destroy their own cities and sacrifice their entire civilization to halt the Locust advance. The last ditch measures have succeeded, but at an enormous cost: the survivors have been reduced to a handful of refugees. Escaping to a haven on the remote island of Vectes, they begin the heartbreaking task of rebuilding their devastated world. For a while, there’s hope…
making peace with old enemies, and once again planning for the future. But the short respite is shattered when Vectes comes under siege from an even deadlier force than the Locust the Lambent, a hideous and constantly mutating life form that destroys everything in its path. As the Lambent s relentless assault spreads from the mainland to the island, the refugees finally understand what drove the Locust from their underground warrens and sparked the global war. While Marcus Fenix and the Gears struggle to hold back the invasion, the Coalition faces a stark choice fight this new enemy to the last human, or flee to the wastelands to take their chances and live like the human pariahs known as the Stranded…
even as Coalition chairman Richard Prescott still guards one last, terrible secret about the Locust, the Lambent, and the future of mankind…
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Tapestries

An anthology follows the stories of a grieving Hurloon Minotaur, a dragon whelp’s hatching egg, and warring armies, and includes the writings of popular fantasy authors David Drake, Morgan Llywelyn, and S. M. Stirling.

Magic: The Gathering Distant Planes

An anthology of seventeen short fantasies takes place in the magical world of Dominia and includes the works of such authors as Michael Stackpole, Robert Vardeman, and other masters of the genre.

Rath and Storm

Gerrard’s LegacyA collection of powerful magical artifacts is the only defense against the forces of evil that are arrayed against Dominaria. Gerrard, the heir to the Legacy, together with Sisay, captain of the flying ship Weatherlight, has sought out many parts of the Legacy. Gerrard’s QuestSisay has been kidnapped by Volrath, ruler of the plane ofRath. Gerrard stands at a crossroads. His companion is in danger, the Legacy may be lost forever. Only he with the loyal crew of the Weatherlight can rescue Sisay and recover the Legacy.

The Colors of Magic

The brother’s struggel for power has ended…
Argoth is decimated…
Tidal waves have turned canyons into rivers…
Earthquakes leveled the cities…
Dominaria is in ruins. Now the struggle for the war torn world is to survive.

The Myths of Magic

Perhaps the stories are true…
Welcome to a world of rich folklore where angels watch over the righteous, in which sea monsters sink ships, where dark figures lurk under every child’s bed. Now the mysteries of Dominaria are explained.

The Dragons of Magic

The Magic: The Gathering trading card game is the world’s all time bestselling trading card game and is played by over 6 million players worldwide. This anthology contains the dragons from the Magic: The Gathering world. The Dragons of Magic details the societies and secrets of the Magic r game’s most powerful and ancient race. Aquatic dragons on islands of gold. Fire dragons battling above volcanoes. From the minuscule twig dragon who saves a whole forest to the society of ancient Primevals who enslave humanity, the dragons of Dominaria are a breed apart. What beasts rule our dreams?Ancient Primevals enslaved our ancestors, and modern dragon engines enslave us. Plains dragons defend humans, and undead dragons destroy them. And all dragons hold mysteries deep within. Uncover the secrets of the dragons of Dominaria. Contents: ‘Dragon Lord’ by Vance Moore ‘Dragon of Jamuraa’ by A.L. Lassieur ‘Hero of the People’ by Jess Lebow ‘Dragon’s Paw’ by Edward Bolme ‘Of Protectors & Pride’ by Steven E. Schend ‘Familiar’ by Denise R. Graham ‘Deathwings’ by Paul B. Thompson ‘The Fog’ by Tim Ryan ‘Dreamwings’ by Tom Dupree ‘The Blood of a Dragon’ by Edo van Belcom ‘Becuse of a Twig…
‘ by Brian M. Thomsen ‘Kelden Staredown’ by Scott McGough

The Secrets of Magic

The world is a mystery. Ancient troves of artifacts await discovery. The origins of potent spells rest lost between the pages of archaic tomes. The evolution of monstrous beasts lies outside of a researcher’s grasp until now. At last, long forgotten and expertly hidden secrets will be revealed. Contents’For Want of Ink’ by Paul B. Thompson ‘Song for the Plague Rats’ by Philip Athans ‘A Nut by Any Other Name’ by Nate Levin ‘Goblin King’ by Jim Bishop ‘Burning Vengeance’ by Chris Pramas ‘Like Spider’s Silk’ by Cory J. Herndon ‘Behold, the Fish’ by J. Robert King ‘Journey Home’ by Will McDermott ‘Stolen Harvest’ by Vance Moore ‘Family Man’ by Scott McGough

The Monsters of Magic

The Monsters of Magic is a collection of short stories exploring the strengths and weakness of the creatures that inhabit the Magic: The Gathering world. The monsters highlighted are drawn not only from Magic card sets, but from the novels as well, giving any reader broader exposure to the entire Magic world.

Path of the Planeswalker: A Magic: The Gathering Graphic Anthology

Magic: The Gathering’s entire planeswalker web comic series in one volume, now with never before seen material!Written by Magic:The Gathering s creative team, and brought to life in lavish four color illustration by some of the industry s best known artists, Path of the Planeswalker represents the high quality story telling readers have come to expect from the world s most popular trading card game. In this action packed volume, readers get adventures from all their favorite planeswalkers including battles between mind mage Jace Beleren and the implusive pyromancer Chandra Naalar. The mercurial necromancer Liliana Vess tangles with the savage Garruk Wildspeaker. And we learn more of the artificer Tezzeret s past with the Seekers of Carmot, plus much more.

In Lunacy (By:William F. Wu)

In the distant future, battles erupt across the solar system as humankind wages war against the evil forces that have emerged from the darkness of the void, while the five ruling MegaCorporations battle for supremacy among themselves.

Wolf and Raven

Wolfgang Kies is a shadowrunner with a secret. He is an untrained shaman whose totem is the Wolf. Struggling under the influence of the Old One’s omnipotent powers, Wolfgang’s only ally is Dr. Richard Raven, the elf and do gooder vigilante Seattle turns to when all else fails. He knows Wolfgang’s secret. He understands the pull of magical possession on vulnerable souls. Together they are the only force strong enough to battle crime kingpin Etienne La Plante. As the chrome fisted Cap0ne of the Seattle Sprawl, La Plante has at his command an army of Grunge goons, razor boys, and icepick packing samurai. But when Wolfgang’s on the prowl, every cyber creep and crook is fair game. There’s only one hope against La Plante’s reign of terror the one force Wolfgang fears the most…
his own pure predatory fury.

Tails you Lose (By:Lisa Smedman)

Two Sides of the Same Coin When a shadowrunner managed to extract PCI’s most vital employee, it was Alma’s job as security expert to get him back no matter the cost. But all the evidence pointed to the one person who couldn’t have done it…
herself. Branded a traitor, Alma has one shot at redemption: find the real culprit. But she’s never faced an enemy like this one. This ‘runner not only looks like Alma she’s also equipped with Alma’s top of the line cybernetic implants, and she’s backed by the powerful magic of the Chinese underworld. Now, the expert in defense must attack and risk it all to bring down a rival so much like herself that there can be only one shocking explanation…

Tails You Lose (By:Lisa Smedman)

Two Sides of the Same Coin When a shadowrunner managed to extract PCI’s most vital employee, it was Alma’s job as security expert to get him back no matter the cost. But all the evidence pointed to the one person who couldn’t have done it…
herself. Branded a traitor, Alma has one shot at redemption: find the real culprit. But she’s never faced an enemy like this one. This ‘runner not only looks like Alma she’s also equipped with Alma’s top of the line cybernetic implants, and she’s backed by the powerful magic of the Chinese underworld. Now, the expert in defense must attack and risk it all to bring down a rival so much like herself that there can be only one shocking explanation…

Riposte

Hanse Davion and Melissa Steiner have united two Great Houses of the Inner Sphere in a marriage that suddenly upsets the balance of power among the stars. Though some hope this may bring an end to centuries of war, Maximilian Liao of the Capellan Confederation has enlisted the aid of two highly placed Davion traitors to destroy Hanse Davion and the Federated Suns from both within and without. But in the distant star chambers of the Capellan March and Draconis Combine, the Warlords of Maximilian Liao are honoring a different and more deadly vow: to wage an unholy war that threatens to rip asunder the vulnerable worlds of the Federated Suns. As Davion ‘Mech commander Andrew Redburn and his mercenaries streak into battle, an explosive clash of metal and men signals the return of a formidable foe. Interstellar legend Yorinaga Kurita has returned to stake his claim as the most bloodthirsty warrior of all. For both men it is do or die combat that could ensure the triumph of a glorious new alliance or result in its total annihilation.

Coupe

THE EXPLOSIVE CONCLUSION TO THE WARRIOR TRILOGY The minions of Maximilian Liao are about the deliver a crippling blow to the forces of Prince Hanse Davion discovering a way to use Hanse’s own technology against him. Half a galaxy away, assassins stalk Hanse’s wife, Melissa Steiner, and her mother, Archon Katrina Steiner, in the passageways of their own palace. Invasion is imminent. The only ‘Mech force capable of stopping that invasion the mercenary Kell Hounds is trapped in a game of search and destroy with the most fearsome Kurita unit ever formed. Even if they come back in time…
how many would make it? In a world where ten meter tall war machines are the soul of battle, assassins are state policy, and a spy’s loyalty is always for sale, the only thing certain is death. Who can you trust? And in the bitter end, how will you be betrayed?

Day of the Dragon (By:Richard A. Knaak)

In the mist shrouded haze of the past, the world of Azeroth teemed with wondrous creatures of every kind. Mysterious Elves and hardy Dwarves walked among tribes of man in relative peace and harmony until the arrival of the demonic army known as Burning Legion shattered the world’s tranquility forever. Now Orcs, Dragons, Goblins, and Trolls all vie for supremacy over the scattered, warring kingdoms part of a grand, malevolent scheme that will determine the fate of the world of WarCraft A terrifying upheaval among the highest ranks of the world’s Wizards sends the maverick Mage, Rhonin, on a perilous journey into the Orc controlled lands of Khaz Modan. What Rhonin uncovers is a vast, far reaching conspiracy, darker than anything he ever imagined a threat that will force him into a dangerous alliance with ancient creatures of air and re if the world of Azeroth is to see another dawn.

Cycle of Hatred (By:Keith R.A. DeCandido)

The Burning Legion has been defeated, and eastern regions of Kalimdor are now shared by two nations: the orcs of Durotar, led by their noble Warchief, Thrall; and the humans of Theramore, led by one of the most powerful mages alive Lady Jaina Proudmoore. But the tentative peace between orcs and humans is suddenly crumbling. Random attacks against Durotar’s holdings suggest that the humans have renewed their aggression toward the orcs. Now Jaina and Thrall must avert disaster before old hatreds are rekindled and Kalimdor is plunged into another devastating war. Jaina’s search to uncover the truth behind the attacks leads her to a shocking revelation. Her encounter with a legendary, long lost wizard will challenge everything that she believes and illuminate the secret history of the world of…

Rise of the Horde (By:Christie Golden)

Though the young Warchief Thrall ended the demon curse that had plagued his people for generations, the orcs still wrestle with the sins of their bloody past. As the rampaging Horde, they waged a number of devastating wars against their perennial enemy the Alliance. Yet the rage and bloodlust that drove the orcs to destroy everything in their path nearly consumed them as well. Long ago, on the idyllic world of Draenor, the noble orc clans lived in relative peace with their enigmatic neighbors, the draenei. But the nefarious agents of the Burning Legion had other plans for both of the unsuspecting races. The demon lord Kil’jaeden set in motion a dark chain of events that would succeed not only in eradicating the draenei, but forging the orc clans into an single, unstoppable juggernaut of hatred and destruction.

Tides of Darkness (By:Aaron Rosenberg)

After killing the corrupt Warchief Blackhand, Orgrim Doomhammer was quick to seize control over the Orcish Horde. Now he is determined to conquer the rest of Azeroth so that his people will once again have a home of their own in the…
WORLD OF WARCRAFT Anduin Lothar, former Champion of Stormwind, has left his shattered homeland behind and led his people across the Great Sea to the shores of Lordaeron. There, with the aid of the noble King Terenas, he forges a mighty Alliance with the other human nations. But even that may not be enough to stop the Horde’s merciless onslaught. Elves, dwarves, and trolls enter the fray as the two emerging factions vie for dominance. Will the valiant Alliance prevail, or will the Horde’s tide of darkness consume the last vestiges of freedom on Azeroth?

Beyond the Dark Portal (By:Aaron Rosenberg)

The aging orc shaman Ner’zhul has seized control of the Horde and reopened the Dark Portal. His brutal warriors once again encroach upon Azeroth, laying siege to the newly constructed stronghold of Nethergarde Keep. There, the archmage Khadgar and the Alliance commander, Turalyon, lead humanity and its elven and dwarven allies in fighting this new invasion. Even so, disturbing questions arise. Khadgar learns of orcish incursions farther abroad: small groups of orcs who seem to pursue a goal other than simple conquest. Worse yet, black dragons have been sighted as well, and they appear to be aiding the orcs. To counter Ner’zhul’s dark schemes, the Alliance must now invade the orcs’ ruined homeworld of Draenor. Can Khadgar and his companions stop the nefarious shaman in time to stave off the destruction of two worlds?

Night of the Dragon (By:Richard A. Knaak)

Grim Batol: its dark legacy stretches back into the mists of Azeroth’s past. But most know it as the site of a terrible tragedy where the vile orcs corrupted the hatchlings of the noble Dragonqueen, Alexstrasza, and used them as weapons of war. Though a band of heroes, led by the enigmatic mage, Krasus, defeated the orcs and freed the captive dragons, the cursed mountain stands as another ravaged landmark within the…
WORLD OF WARCRAFT But now Krasus known to some as the red dragon Korialstrasz senses the malice of Grim Batol rising once more to threaten those he holds dear. Determined this time to confront this evil by himself, he is unaware of the quests that will draw others to Grim Batol and reveal the monstrous truth that could not only herald their deaths, but usher in a terrible new age of darkness and destruction.

Arthas (By:Christie Golden)

Frostmourne. It was caught in a hovering, jagged chunk of ice, the runes that ran the length of its blade glowing a cool blue. Below it was a dais of some sort, standing on a large gently raised mound that was covered in a dusting of snow. A soft light, coming from somewhere high above where the cavern was open to daylight, shone down on the runeblade. The icy prison hid some details of the sword’s shape and form, exaggerated others. It was revealed and concealed at the same time, and all the more tempting, like a new lover imperfectly glimpsed through a gauzy curtain. Arthas knew the blade it was the selfsame sword he had seen in his dream when he first arrived. The sword that had not killed Invincible, but that had brought him back healed and healthy. He’d thought it a good omen then, but now he knew it was a true sign. This was what he had come to find. This sword would change everything. Arthas stared raptly at it, his hands almost physically aching to grasp it, his fingers to wrap themselves around the hilt, his arms to feel the weapon swinging smoothly in the blow that would end Mal’Ganis, end the torment he had visited upon the people of Lordaeron, end this lust for revenge. Drawn, he stepped forward. The uncanny elemental spirit drew its icy sword. ‘Turn away, before it is too late,’ it intoned. His evil is legend. Lord of the undead Scourge, wielder of the runeblade Frostmourne, and enemy of the free peoples of Azeroth. The Lich King is an entity of incalculable power and unparalleled malice his icy soul utterly consumed by his plans to destroy all life on the World of Warcraft. But it was not always so. Long before his soul was fused with that of the orc shaman Ner’zhul, the Lich King was Arthas Menethil, crown prince of Lordaeron and faithful paladin of the Silver Hand. When a plague of undeath threatened all that he loved, Arthas was driven to pursue an ill fated quest for a runeblade powerful enough to save his homeland. Yet the object of his search would exact a heavy price from its new master, beginning a horrifying descent into damnation. Arthas’s path would lead him through the arctic northern wastes toward the Frozen Throne, where he would face, at long last, the darkest of destinies.

Stormrage (By:Richard A. Knaak)

When the world of Azeroth was young, the god like titans brought order to it by reshaping its lands and seas. Throughout their great work, they followed a magnificent design for what they envisioned Azeroth would become. Although the titans departed Azeroth long ago, that design endures to this day. It is known as the Emerald Dream, a lush and savagely primal version of the World of Warcraft. Many are the mysteries surrounding the Emerald Dream and its reclusive guardians, the green dragonflight. In times past, druids have entered the Dream to monitor the ebb and flow of life on Azeroth in their never ending quest to maintain the delicate balance of nature. However, not all dreams are pleasant ones. Recently the Emerald Nightmare, an area of corruption within the Emerald Dream, began growing in size, transforming the Dream into a realm of unimaginable horror. Green dragons have been unexpectedly caught up in the Nightmare, emerging from it with shattered minds and twisted bodies. Druids who have entered the darkening Dream lately have found it difficult sometimes even impossible to escape. Nor are these the Nightmare’s only victims: more and more people are being affected. Even Malfurion Stormrage, first and foremost of the druids on Azeroth, may have fallen victim to this growing threat. As uncontrollable nightmares spread across the world, a desperate quest begins to find and free the archdruid. Soon nature s enemies will learn the true meaning of the name Stormrage.

The Shattering (By:Christie Golden)

His eyes were open now, watching the path of the tiny flame. If you continue your path, little spark, you will cause great harm.I must burn! I must live!There are places where your glow and heat are welcome. Find them, do not destroy the dwellings or take the lives of my people!For a second, he seemed to wink out of existence but then blazed back with renewed vigor. Thrall knew what he had to do. He lifted his hand. Forgive me, Brother Flame. But I must protect my people from the harm you would cause them. I have requested, I have begged, now I warn. The spark seemed to spasm, and yet he continued on his lethal course. Thrall, grim faced, clenched his hand hard. The spark flared defiantly, then dwindled, finally settling down to nothing more than the faintest of glowing embers. For now, he would no longer do anyone harm. The threat had ended, but Thrall was reeling. This was not the way of the shaman with the elements. It was a relationship of mutual respect, not of threats and control and, in the end, destruction. Oh, the Spirit of Fire could never be extinguished. It was far greater than anything any shaman, or even group of shaman, could ever attempt to do to him. He was eternal, as all the spirits of the elements were. But this part of him, this elemental manifestation, had been defiant, uncooperative. And he had not been alone. He was part of a disturbing trend of elements that were sullen and rebellious rather than cooperative. And in the end, Thrall had had to completely dominate him. Other shaman were now calling rain to soak the city in case there was another aberrant spark that persisted in its course of devastation. Thrall stood in the rain, letting it soak him, pour off his massive green shoulders, and drip down his arms. What in the name of the ancestors was happening?New York Times bestselling and award winning author Christie Golden has written thirty five novels and several short stories in the fields of science fiction, fantasy and horror. Among her many projects are over a dozen Star Trek novels and several original fantasy novels. An avid player of World of Warcraft, she has written two manga short stories and several novels in that world Lord of the Clans, Rise of the Horde, Arthas: Rise of the Lich King, and The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm with more in the works. She has also written the StarCraft Dark Templar Trilogy, Firstborn, Shadow Hunters, and Twilight. Forthcoming is Devils Due, a StarCraft II novel focusing on the unlikely friendship between Jim Raynor and Tychus Findlay. Golden is also currently writing three books in the major nine book Star Wars series Fate of the Jedi, in collaboration with Aaron Allston and Troy Denning. Her first two books in that series, Omen and Allies, are on shelves now. Golden currently lives in Colorado. She welcomes visitors to her website, www. christiegolden. com. Thrall, wise shaman and the warchief of the Horde, has sensed a disturbing change…
Long ago, Azeroth’s destructive native elementals raged across the world until the benevolent titans imprisoned them within the Elemental Plane. Despite the titans intervention, many elementals have ended up back on Azeroth. Over the ages, shaman like Thrall have communed with these spirits and, through patience and dedication, learned to soothe roaring infernos, bring rain to sun scorched lands, and otherwise temper the elementals ruinous influence on the world of Azeroth. Now Thrall has discovered that the elementals no longer heed the shaman s call. The link shared with these spirits has grown thin and frayed, as if Azeroth itself were under great duress. While Thrall seeks answers to what ails the confused elements, he also wrestles with the orcs precarious future as his people face dwindling supplies and growing hostility with their night elf neighbors. Meanwhile, King Varian Wrynn of Stormwind is considering violent action in response to mounting tensions between the Alliance and the Horde, a hard line approach that threatens to alienate those closest to him, including his son, Anduin. The conflicted young prince has set out to find his own path, but in doing so, he risks becoming entangled in political instability that is setting the world on edge. The fate of Azeroth s great races is shrouded in a fog of uncertainty, and the erratic behavior of the elemental spirits, troubling though it is, may only be the first ominous warning sign of the cataclysm to come.

Chronicles of War (By:Christie Golden)

Over the eons, an endless struggle between the forces of order and chaos has shaped the world of Azeroth and its inhabitants. The orcish Horde’s violent invasion of the Eastern Kingdoms stands as one of history s most tumultuous periods. Through the Burning Legion s demonic machinations, the once noble orcs were transformed into a nearly unstoppable foe and let loose upon Azeroth s unsuspecting denizens. Yet even in the face of the Horde s unparalleled fury, brave heroes risked everything to rise up in defense of the…
Rise of the Horde: Before the savage orcs began their rampage across Azeroth, they were a proud shamanic race native to the world of Draenor. The cunning demon Kil jaeden saw lethal potential in the clan based orcs, and thus he set about molding them into the Horde a single, brutal force driven by an all consuming thirst for destruction. But the foul demonic magic that granted the Horde its immense strength began consuming the orcs from within, ultimately threatening to destroy everything that they once were. The Last Guardian: Long ago a group of magi known as the Council of Tirisfal was formed to fight a secret war against the sinister demons of the Burning Legion. To this end, the council imbued a single champion with enormous power to act as the world s guardian. Medivh was one such Guardian of Tirisfal, and he was expected to be the greatest who had ever lived. Yet he was destined to follow a much darker path. From birth a mysterious evil had tainted the core of his being, and his subsequent struggle against the darkness within himself would precipitate the orcish Horde s invasion of Azeroth…
and change the world forever. Tides of Darkness: During the First War, the orcish Horde laid waste to the once great human kingdom of Stormwind. From the ashes of this terrible defeat, however, hope emerged. Anduin Lothar, Champion of Stormwind, rallied the survivors of his ruined homeland and valiantly led them to Lordaeron in the hopes of uniting the human nations into a mighty Alliance that could stand against the Horde and its ruthless new leader, Orgrim Doomhammer. Yet as formidable as Lothar believed the Alliance would be, many humans feared that no force would ever be capable of stopping the Horde s merciless onslaught. Beyond the Dark Portal: In the aftermath of the Second War between orcs and humans, the Dark Portal, a gateway connecting Azeroth to Draenor, was destroyed. The orcs, however, did not abandon their lust for war. Led by the mysterious orc shaman Ner zhul, a fresh wave of Horde fighters flooded into Azeroth. Even more unsettling was that small bands of orcs intent on something other than mere conquest began scouring Azeroth for powerful artifacts desired by their sinister leader. To counter the Horde s dark schemes, only one option remained for the Alliance: a suicide mission into the orcs ruined homeworld of Draenor.

Thrall (By:Christie Golden)

When Azeroth was young, the noble titans appointed the five great dragonflights to safeguard the budding world. Each of the flights’ leaders was imbued with a portion of the titans’ vast cosmic powers. Together, these majestic Dragon Aspects committed themselves to thwarting any force that threatened the safety of the WORLD OF WARCRAFT. Over ten thousand years ago, a betrayal by the maddened black Dragon Aspect, Deathwing, shattered the strength and unity of the dragonflights. His most recent assault on Azeroth the Cataclysm has left the world in turmoil. At the Maelstrom, the center of Azeroth’s instability, former Horde warchief Thrall and other accomplished shaman struggle to keep the world from tearing apart in the wake of Deathwing’s attack. Yet a battle also rages within Thrall regarding his new life in the shamanic Earthen Ring, hampering his normally unparalleled abilities. Unable to focus on his duties, Thrall undertakes a seemingly menial task from an unexpected source: the mysterious green Dragon Aspect, Ysera. This humble endeavor soon becomes a journey spanning the lands of Azeroth and the timeways of history itself, bringing Thrall into contact with ancient dragonflights. Divided by conflict and mistrust, these dragons have become easy prey to a horrific new weapon unleashed by Deathwing’s servants…
a living nightmare engineered to exterminate Azeroth’s winged guardians. Of even greater concern is a bleak and terrifying possible future glimpsed by Ysera: the Hour of Twilight. Before this apocalyptic vision comes to pass, Thrall must purge his own doubts in order to discover his purpose in the world and aid Azeroth’s dragonflights as they face the Twilight of the Aspects.

Wolfheart (By:Richard A. Knaak)

In the wake of the Cataclysm, conflict has engulfed every corner of Azeroth. Hungering for more resources amid the turmoil, the Horde has pressed into Ashenvale to feed its burgeoning war machine. There, acting warchief Garrosh Hellscream has employed a brutal new tactic to conquer the region and crush its night elf defenders, a move that will cripple the Alliance’s power throughout the World of Warcraft. Unaware of the disaster brewing in Ashenvale, the night elves legendary leaders, High Priestess Tyrande Whisperwind and Archdruid Malfurion Stormrage, conduct a summit near Darnassus in order to vote the proud worgen of Gilneas into the Alliance. However, resentment of Gilneas and its ruler, Genn Greymane, runs deep in Stormwind s King Varian Wrynn. His refusal to forgive Genn for closing his nation off from the rest of the world years ago endangers more than just the summit: it threatens to unravel the Alliance itself. Varian s animosity is only one of many unsettling developments in Darnassus. An uneasiness creeps over the once immortal night elves as the first of them fall victim to the infirmities of age. While they cope with their mortality, tensions flare over the reintroduction of the Highborne, formerly the highest caste of night elf nobility, into their society. Many night elves are unable to pardon the Highborne for the destruction unleashed on Azeroth millennia ago by their reckless use of magic. When a murdered Highborne is discovered on the outskirts of Darnassus, Malfurion and Tyrande move to stop further bloodshed and unrest by appointing one of the night elves most cunning and skilled agents to find the killer: the renowned warden Maiev Shadowsong. Yet with all that is transpiring in Darnassus, the Alliance might be powerless to stop the relentless new warchief Garrosh from seizing the whole of Ashenvale.

Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina

A lavish pop up book brings readers to the hip hop Mos Eisley Cantina on the planet Tatooine, where bounty hunters, scam artists, fugitives, and spies gather together, and a final spread features lights, gunfire, and cantina music.

Tales from the Empire

Culled from the pages of the Star Wars Adventure Journal, one of the most popular Star Wars magazines in the field today, comes this exciting new short story collection. Here are stories from such award winning and New York Times bestselling authors as Timothy Zahn, Michael A. Stackpole and Kathy Tyers as well as exciting newcomers, including Erin Endom, Laurie Burns, and Patricia A. Jackson. From the desperate flight of a civilian mail courier carrying vital Rebel intelligence through an Imperial blockade, to a suicidal commando raid on an impregnable Imperial prison, to a Corellian smuggler mysteriously hired by an actor turned Jedi Knight turned Imperial assassin for one final transformation, these tales capture all the high adventure, imaginative genius, and nonstop action that are the hallmarks of the Star Wars saga. What’s more, the centerpiece of this magnificent collection is the short novel Side Trip, the first ever collaboration between Timothy Zahn and Michael A. Stackpole, in which a freighter smuggling arms for the Rebels is commandeered by an Imperial Star Destroyer led by a mysterious helmeted figure who claims to be the notorious bounty hunter Jodo Kast. It is all part of a devious plan that includes Hal and Corran Horn, who are working undercover to nail the infamous Corellian warlord Zekka Thyne. But one slip up can get them all killed. Collected for the first time, Star Warsr: Tales from the Empire is one book no fan will want to be without.r, TM and c 1997 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.

The Approaching Storm

Four Cassettes, 6 hrs. abridgedRead byIn the years since the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, the Republic has continued to crumble, and more and more, the Jedi are needed to help the galactic government maintain order. As Star Wars: Episode II opens, Obi Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker have just returned from a mission on a world called Ansion. Written by beloved Star Wars veteran Alan Dean Foster, and starring a new character from the upcoming movie, The Approaching Storm tells the story of that daring mission. The Republic is decaying, even under the leadership of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, who was elected to save the galaxy from collapsing under the forces of discontent. On the tiny but strategic planet of Ansion, a powerful faction is on the verge of joining the growing secessionist movement. The urban dwellers wish to expand into the prairies outside their cities the ancestral territory of the fierce, independent Ansion nomads. If their demands are not met, they will secede an act that could jump start a chain reaction of withdrawal and rebellion by other worlds of the Republic. At the Chancellor’s request, the Jedi Council sends two Jedi Knights, Obi Wan Kenobi and Luminara Unduli, to resolve the conflict and negotiate with the elusive nomads. Undaunted, Obi Wan and Luminara, along with their Padawans Anakin Skywalker and Barriss Offee, set out across the wilderness. Many perils lie waiting to trap them. The Jedi will have to fulfill near impossible tasks, befriend wary strangers, and influence two great armies to complete their quest, stalked all the while by an enemy sworn to see the negotiations collapse and the mission fail…

The Dangerous Games

Another thrilling adventure featuring Anakin Skywalker and Obi Wan facing off against the tempting dark side. Anakin Skywalker is a model Jedi student…
but there’s a restlessness that lurks underneath. Can his Master, Obi Wan Kenobi, rein him in?

Tatooine Ghost

Han Solo and Leia Organa take center stage, and stunning revelations from the past play a critical role in shaping the future, as the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Star by Star now turns to a crucial chapter in the classic Star Wars saga. The deaths of Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine, and victory at the Battle of Endor by no means spelled the end of the Empire. In the aftermath, the New Republic has faced a constant struggle to survive and grow. And now a new threat looms: a masterpiece of Alderaanian art lost in transit after the planet’s destruction has resurfaced on the black market. Offered at auction, it will command a handsome price…
but its greatest value lies in the vital secret it conceals the key to a code used to communicate with New Republic agents deep undercover within the Empire. Discovery of the key by Imperial forces would spell certain disaster. The only option is recovery and Han, Leia, Chewbacca, and C 3PO have been dispatched to Tatooine to infiltrate the auction. But trouble is waiting when they arrive: an Imperial Star Destroyer is orbiting Tatooine on the lookout for Rebels; a mysterious stranger at the auction seems to recognize Leia; and an Imperial officer s aggressive bidding for the Alderaanian painting could foil the Solos mission. When a dispute erupts into violence, and the painting vanishes in the chaos, Han and Leia are thrust into a desperate race to reclaim it before Imperial troops or a band of unsavory treasure peddlers get there first. Dangerous as the chase is, for Leia it leads into especially dark territory. Already haunted by the specter of her infamous father, and fearful that his evil may infect future generations, she has suffered a disturbing Force vision of Luke turning to the dark side. As she battles beside Han against marauding TIE fighters, encroaching stormtroopers, and Tatooine s savage Tusken Raiders, Leia s struggle with the warring emotions inside her culminates in the discovery of an extraordinary link to the past. And as long buried secrets and truths at last emerge, she faces a moment of reckoning that will forever alter her destiny…
and that of the New Republic. From the Hardcover edition.

Jango Fett vs. the Razor Eaters

Count Dooku has discovered a conspiracy that he wants stopped. He knows just the bounty hunter to stop it. Jango Fett.

Legacy of the Jedi

Four generations of Jedi come together in this must have Star Wars special edition, an all new story featuring Yoda, Obi Wan, Qui Gon, and the evil Count Dooku…
before he turns bad.4 Masters. 4 Apprentices. Yoda and Dooku. Dooku and Qui Gon. Qui Gon and Obi Wan the focus of the best selling Jedi Apprentice series. Obi Wan and Anakin featured in the best selling Jedi Quest series. One enemy. A Jedi student with a dark streak at the beginning of the book, he becomes a powerful and potentially dangerous planetary leader whose help Obi Wan and Anakin will need in the Clone Wars.

The Ruins of Dantooine

Enter the explosive universe of
STAR WARS GALAXIES:
AN EMPIRE DIVIDED!

It is a time of great turmoil. The oppressive Empire is close to seizing complete control of the galaxy. The ragtag guerrilla army of the Rebel Alliance fights on, striking wherever it can, but now something has come to light that could spell certain doom. Hidden in the Jedi ruins of Dantooine is a Holocron containing a list of high level Rebel sympathizers. If that list were to fall into the hands of Darth Vader, the Rebel Alliance would lose its most valued support and possibly the war itself.

As an Imperial bio engineer who frequently visits other worlds, Dusque Mistflier is the perfect cover for a Rebel who needs to travel far and wide without arousing suspicion. And so she agrees to help Rebel spy Finn Darktrin in his quest to recover the crucial Holocron. Despite help from Han, Luke, and Leia, the mission is fraught with peril. And as their journey takes them into the fiery belly of the beast that is galactic civil war, Dusque and Finn will learn that the hardest part of all is figuring out whose side you re on and how far you re willing to go to win…
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Outbound Flight

It began as the ultimate voyage of discovery only to become the stuff of lost Republic legend…
and a dark chapter in Jedi history. Now, at last, acclaimed author Timothy Zahn returns to tell the whole extraordinary story of the remarkable and doomed Outbound Flight Project.

The Clone Wars have yet to erupt when Jedi Master Jorus C baoth petitions the Senate for support of a singularly ambitious undertaking. Six Jedi Masters, twelve Jedi Knights, and fifty thousand men, women, and children will embark aboard a gargantuan vessel, equipped for years of travel on a mission to contact intelligent life and colonize undiscovered worlds beyond the known galaxy. The government bureaucracy threatens to scuttle the expedition before it can even start until Master C baoth foils a murderous conspiracy plot, winning him the political capital he needs to set in motion the dream of Outbound Flight.

Or so it would seem. For unknown to the famed Jedi Master, the successful launch of the mission is secretly being orchestrated by an unlikely ally: the evil Sith Lord, Darth Sidious, who has his own reasons for wanting Outbound Flight to move forward…
and, ultimately, to fail.

Yet Darth Sidious is not the mission’s most dangerous challenge. Once underway, the starship crosses paths at the edge of Unknown Space with the forces of the alien Chiss Ascendancy and the brilliant mastermind best known as Thrawn. Even Jedi Knight Obi Wan Kenobi, aboard Outbound Flight with his young Padawan student, Anakin Skywalker, cannot help avert disaster. Thus what begins as a peaceful Jedi mission is violently transformed into an all out war for survival against staggering odds and the most diabolical of adversaries.

Timothy Zahn s unique mix of espionage, political gamesmanship, and deadly interstellar combat breathes electrifying life into a Star Wars legend.

Star Wars

Never before has the incendiary mix of action, politics, and intrigue that has become Timothy Zahn’s trademark, been mmore evident that in this new Star Wars epic. On the heels of the stunning events chronicled in Star Wars: A New Hope, the newly minted heroes of the Rebellion-fledgling Jedi Luke Skywalker, smuggler turned reluctant freedom-fighter Han Solo, and Princess Leia Organa, a bold leader with a world to avenge-must face the harsh realities of the cataclysmic conflict into which they have so bravely plunged. From this point forward, legends will grow, treachery will abound, and lives will be irrevocably altered, in the long, hard fight to counter the fist of tyranny and restore hope to a galaxy too long in darkness.

The destruction of the Death Star by the Rebel Alliance was a decisive blow against the Empire, but Palpatine and his monstrous enforcer, Darth Vader, are no less of a threat. The brutal extermination of Alderaan not only demonstrated the magnitude of their murderous power, but served as a chilling testament to their resolve to crush the Rebel uprising. Standing against them, Skywalker, Solo, and the Princess remain uncertain opponents. Luke is gifted and brave, but unschooled in the power he possesses. Han has doubts about waging someone else’s war-and his contentiousness is one more burden for Leia to bear as she struggles to help keep the Rebellion alive. The three have been sent to mediate a dispute between Rebel Alliance factions in Shelsha Sector-agitating matters by forcing Han to deal not only with pirates, but with his more dreaded enemy, politics. At the same time, Mara Jade-all of eighteen and years away from her fateful meeting with Luke-is serving her evil master, Palpatine, well in her role as the Emperor’s Hand: tracking suspected treachery in the Empire to what may be high places-while trying to stay out of Darth Vader’s way.

But the Rebels will prove to be only one of the Empire’s concerns. For Imperial Stormtrooper Daric LaRone, his faith in the Empire shaken by the wanton destruction of Alderaan, will commit a sudden and violent act of defiance, and take four other enforcers with him, in a desperate bid to elude their masters’ wrath.

Each of these fateful actions, whether sanctioned, secret, or scandalous, will expose brutality and corruption, spur upheavals destined to shake the Empire to its core, and shape momentous events yet to come.

Death Star

THAT S NO MOON. Obi Wan KenobiThe Death Star‘s name says it all, with bone chilling accuracy. It is a virtual world unto itself equipped with uncanny power for a singularly brutal purpose: to obliterate entire planets in the blink of an eye. Its annihilation of the planet Alderaan, at the merciless command of Grand Moff Tarkin, lives in infamy. And its own ultimate destruction, at the hands of Luke Skywalker, is the stuff of legend. But what is the whole story, and who are the players, behind the creation of this world killing satellite of doom?The near extermination of the Jedi order cleared the way for Palpatine power hungry Senator and Sith Lord to seize control of the Republic, declare himself Emperor, and usher in a fearsome, totalitarian regime. But even with the dreaded Darth Vader enforcing Palpatine s sinister will, the threat of rebellion still looms. And the Emperor knows that only abject fear and the ability to punish dissent with devastating consequences can ensure his unchallenged control of the galaxy. Enter ambitious and ruthless government official Wilhuff Tarkin, architect of the Emperor s terrifying dream come true. From inception to completion, construction of the unprecedented Death Star is awash in the intrigues, hidden agendas, unexpected revelations, and daring gambits of those involved on every level. The brightest minds and boldest egos, the most ambitious and corrupt, the desperate and the devious, all have a stake in the Death Star and its potential to control the fate of the galaxy. Soldiers and slaves, loyalists and Rebels, spies and avengers, the innocent and the evil all their paths and fates will cross and intertwine as the Death Star moves from its maiden voyage to its final showdown. And a shadowy chapter of Star Wars history is stunningly illuminated in a thrilling, unforgettable adventure. From the Hardcover edition.

Star Wars: Death Star

THAT S NO MOON. Obi Wan KenobiThe Death Star’s name says it all, with bone chilling accuracy. It is a virtual world unto itself equipped with uncanny power for a singularly brutal purpose: to obliterate entire planets in the blink of an eye. Its annihilation of the planet Alderaan, at the merciless command of Grand Moff Tarkin, lives in infamy. And its own ultimate destruction, at the hands of Luke Skywalker, is the stuff of legend. But what is the whole story, and who are the players, behind the creation of this world killing satellite of doom?The near extermination of the Jedi order cleared the way for Palpatine power hungry Senator and Sith Lord to seize control of the Republic, declare himself Emperor, and usher in a fearsome, totalitarian regime. But even with the dreaded Darth Vader enforcing Palpatine s sinister will, the threat of rebellion still looms. And the Emperor knows that only abject fear and the ability to punish dissent with devastating consequences can ensure his unchallenged control of the galaxy. Enter ambitious and ruthless government official Wilhuff Tarkin, architect of the Emperor s terrifying dream come true. From inception to completion, construction of the unprecedented Death Star is awash in the intrigues, hidden agendas, unexpected revelations, and daring gambits of those involved on every level. The brightest minds and boldest egos, the most ambitious and corrupt, the desperate and the devious, all have a stake in the Death Star and its potential to control the fate of the galaxy. Soldiers and slaves, loyalists and Rebels, spies and avengers, the innocent and the evil all their paths and fates will cross and intertwine as the Death Star moves from its maiden voyage to its final showdown. And a shadowy chapter of Star Wars history is stunningly illuminated in a thrilling, unforgettable adventure. From the Hardcover edition.

The Life and Legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi

Hermit. Mentor. General. Jedi. Overlooked as a Padawan, he was to become one of the most revered Masters of all. Sworn to serve the Galactic Republic and the Jedi Order, his own apprentice would bring about their destruction. Powerless to retrieve Darth Vader from the dark side, he would train the only one who could. NYT bestselling author Ryder Windham brings together Obi Wan’s full life story, from his first meeting with Anakin Skywalker to his final meeting with Darth Vader and beyond.

A New Hope: The Life of Luke Skywalker

The complete biography of a celebrated character.

Crosscurrent

An ancient Sith ship hurtles into the future carrying a lethal cargo that could forever destroy Luke Skywalker’s hopes for peace. The Civil War is almost over when Jedi Knight Jaden Korr experiences a Force vision so intense he must act. Enlisting two salvage jocks and their ship, Jaden sets out into space. Someone or something appears to be in distress. But what Jaden and his crew find confounds them. A five thousand year old dreadnaught bringing with it a full force of Sith and one lone Jedi has inadvertently catapulted eons from the past into the present. The ship s weapons may not be cutting edge, but its cargo, a special ore that makes those who use the dark side nearly invincible, is unsurpassed. The ancient Jedi on board is determined to destroy the Sith. But for Jaden, even more is at stake: for his vision has led him to uncover a potentially indestructible threat to everything the Jedi Order stands for.

Fire Ring Race

Before they met with Luke and Obi Wan Kenobi on Tatooine, the closest Han Solo and Chewbacca came to galactic politics was a few choice maneuvers around Imperial blockades. Instead, their life was spent rambling through the Outer Rim, flying fast, and taking quick jobs to get from place to place along with a few close calls along the way! This new series follows Han and Chewie throughout this time in fully illustrated, easy to read lighthearted adventures, created especially with young readers in mind.

Shinbone Showdown

Before Luke met Obi Wan Kenobi on Tatooine, the closest thing Han Solo and Chewbacca came to galactic politics was a few choice maneuvers around imperial blockades. Instead their lives were spent rambling through the Outer Rim, flying fast, and taking quick jobs to get from place to place with a few close calls along the way. This new series follows Han and Chewie thoughout time in fully illustrated, easy to read, lighthearted adventures, created especially with young readers in mind.

Choices of One

From 1 New York Times bestselling author Timothy Zahn comes a brand new Star Wars adventure, set in the time between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back and featuring the young Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia Organa, and the beloved Mara Jade. The fate of the Rebellion rests on Luke Skywalker’s next move. But have the rebels entered a safe harbor or a death trap?Eight months after the Battle of Yavin, the Rebellion is in desperate need of a new base. So when Governor Ferrouz of Candoras Sector proposes an alliance, offering the Rebels sanctuary in return for protection against the alien warlord Nuso Esva, Luke, Leia, Han, and Chewie are sent to evaluate the deal. Mara Jade, the Emperor s Hand, is also heading for Candoras, along with the five renegade stormtroopers known as the Hand of Judgment. Their mission: to punish Ferrouz s treason and smash the Rebels for good. But in this treacherous game of betrayals within betrayals, a wild card is waiting to be played. Don t miss the new novella by Timothy Zahn, Crisis of Faith, featured in the 20th anniversary edition of Star Wars: Heir to the Empire

Shadow Games

SOME GAMES ARE PLAYED FOR LIFE OR DEATH. Javul Charn is the most famous pop star in the galaxy and the runaway bride of a violent lieutenant in Black Sun, the crime syndicate commanded by Prince Xizor. Or so Javul says. Soon after Dash Rendar, broke and desperate, agrees to be Javul’s bodyguard, he realizes that openness is not her strong suit and that murder is stalking her tour. Between the discovery of dead bodies in a cargo hold and an attack by an unidentified warship, Dash and co pilot Eaden Vrill desperately try to understand who is terrorizing Javul s tour and why. When Han Solo suddenly joins Javul s road show, the stakes are raised even higher. Now Dash, who has a history with Han and an even worse history with Prince Xizor, follows his instincts, his discoveries, and Javul herself straight into a world that may be too dangerous to survive.

Knight Errant

An original adventure featuring Jedi Kerra Holt star of the hot new Dark Horse Knight Errant comic series A thousand years before Luke Skywalker, a generation before Darth Bane, in a galaxy far, far away…
The Republic is in crisis. The Sith roam unchecked, vying with one another to dominate the galaxy. But one lone Jedi, Kerra Holt, is determined to take down the Dark Lords. Her enemies are strange and many: Lord Daiman, who imagines himself the creator of the universe; Lord Odion, who intends to be its destroyer; the curious siblings Quillan and Dromika; the enigmatic Arkadia. So many warring Sith weaving a patchwork of brutality with only Kerra Holt to defend the innocents caught underfoot. Sensing a sinister pattern in the chaos, Kerra embarks on a journey that will take her into fierce battles against even fiercer enemies. With one against so many, her only chance of success lies with forging alliances among those who serve her enemies including a mysterious Sith spy and a clever mercenary general. But will they be her adversaries or her salvation? Includes a special, full color excerpt from the Dark Horse comic Star Wars: Knight Errant

The Wrath of Darth Maul

The most anticipated Star Wars biography yet!One of the most feared villains of all time. One of the most iconic characters of the Star Wars saga. One incredible story. Features new, never before told secrets about Darth Maul!

Onslaught

In this epic of unsurpassed action and imagination, Michael Stackpole helps to launch an exciting new era in Star Wars history. Onslaught pits the battle tested heroes of the past Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Leia Organa Solo along with the next generation of Jedi and droids, against fearsome never before encountered enemies from beyond the galactic rim…
It is a perilous time for the New Republic. Just when unity is needed most, mistrust is on the rise. Even the Jedi feel the strain, as rogue elements rebel against Luke’s leadership. When alien invaders known as the Yunnan Vong strike without warning, the New Republic is thrown on the defensive. Merciless warriors, the Yunnan Vong glory in torture. Their technology is as strange as it is deadly. Most ominous of all, they are impervious to the Force. Now Luke must wield all the awesome powers of a Jedi Master to defeat the gravest threat since Darth Vader. As Leia and Gavin Darklighter lead desperate refugees in a fighting retreat from Yunnan Vong forces, Mara Jade, Anakin, Jacen, and Corran Horn find themselves tested as never before by a faceless, implacable foe determined to smother the light of the New Republic forever beneath a shroud of darkest evil…

Vector Prime (By:R.A. Salvatore)

An exciting new era of Star Wars history is about to begin as fantasy and science fiction’s most acclaimed authors propel the legendary epic into the next millennium, introducing us to a rich cast of characters that features old favorites Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Leia Organa Solo along with the next generation of Jedi and never before seen creatures, droids, and deadly agents of darkness. In Vector Prime, the launch novel for this thrilling new saga, New York Times bestselling author R. A. Salvatore takes the Star Wars universe to previously unscaled heights of action and imagination, expanding the beloved story of a galaxy far, far away…
Twenty one years have passed since the heroes of the Rebel Alliance destroyed the Death Star, breaking the power of the Emperor. Since then, the New Republic has valiantly struggled to maintain peace and prosperity among the peoples of the galaxy. But unrest has begun to spread; tensions erupt in outbreaks of rebellion that, if unchecked, threaten to destroy the Republic’s tenuous reign. Into this volatile atmosphere comes Nom Anor, a charismatic firebrand who heats passions to the boiling point, sowing seeds of dissent for his own dark motives. In an effort to avert a catastrophic civil war, Leia travels with her daughter Jaina, her sister in law Mara Jade, and the loyal protocol droid C 3PO, to conduct face to face diplomatic negotiations with Nom Anor. But he proves resistant to Leia’s entreaties and, far more inexplicably, within the Force, where a being should be, was…
blank space. Meanwhile, Luke is plagued by reports of rogue Jedi Knights who are taking the law into their own hands. And so he wrestles with a dilemma: Should he attempt, in this climate of mistrust, to reestablish the legendary Jedi Council?As the Jedi and the Republic focus on internal struggles, a new threat surfaces, unnoticed, beyond the farthest reaches of the Outer Rim. An enemy appears from outside known space, bearing weapons and technology unlike anything New Republic scientists have ever seen. Suddenly Luke, Mara, Leia, Han Solo, and Chewbacca along with the Solo children are thrust again into battle, to defend the freedom so many have fought and died for. But this time, all their courage, sacrifice, and even the power of the Force itself may not be enough…
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Dark Tide

From the depths of catastrophe, a glimmer of hopeAfter the capture of Coruscant, the mighty heart of the New Republic, a stunned galaxy fears that nothing can stop the Yuuzhan Vong. Still, that crushing defeat produces one small miracle: Jacen Solo is alive. Yet he can scarcely imagine himself in stranger circumstances. The young Jedi Knight is in the care of Vergere, a fascinating creature of mystery and power, her intentions hard to fathom, her cruelties rarely concealed. But this master of inscrutable arts has much to teach the young Jedi…
for she holds the key to a new way to experience the Force, to take it to another level dangerous, dazzling, perhaps deadly. In the wrong hands, the tremendous energies of the Force can be devastating. And there are others watching Jacen’s process closely, waiting patiently for the moment when he will be ready for their own dire purposes. Now, all is in shadows. Yet whatever happens, whether Jacen s newfound mastery unleashes light or darkness, he will never be the same Jedi again…
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Ruin

Read by Anthony Heald2 Cassettes, 3 HoursThe stunning sequel to Dark Tide: Onslaught by the New York Times bestselling author of the Star Wars X Wing seriesThe alien Yuuzhan Vong have launched an attack on the worlds of the Outer Rim. They are merciless, without regard for life and they stand utterly outside the Force. In the face of this impervious foe, the Jedi once the greatest guardians of peace in the galaxy have been rendered helpless…
and their solidarity has begun to unravel. While Luke struggles to keep the Jedi together, Knights Jacen Solo and Corran Horn start off on a reconnaissance mission to the planet Garqi, an occupied world. There, at last, they uncover a secret that might be used to undermine the enemy if only they can stay alive long enough to use it!

Balance Point (By:)

Vector Prime, the New York Times bestselling first novel in The New Jedi Order series, boldly ventured into uncharted Star Wars territory, bringing an element of dark tragedy and suspense into the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Leia Organa Solo, and the other legendary figures of that galaxy far, far away. With the passing of Chewbacca, the Republic mourned the loss of one of its greatest heroes. Now veteran Star Wars author Kathy Tyers continues the epic struggle between good and evil as the New Republic, led by the battered but still unbroken Jedi, braces for the next onslaught of its merciless alien foe. Poisoned by centuries of technological excess, the planet Duro is an unlivable hell, long abandoned by its own inhabitants, who dwell above their polluted world in orbital habitats. But there is no place else to channel the flood of refugees fleeing the murderous Yuuzhan Vong. So a deal is struck: In exchange for a new home, the refugees will work to restore the planet to health, under the watchful eye of Leia Organa Solo. As tempers begin to flare between the Duros and the New Republic, and between groups of refugees, Han Solo, his son, Jacen, and the Ryn called Droma arrive to keep the peace. They are unaware that Leia is on Duro…
and that Luke, Mara, and Anakin are on their way, searching for a missing Jedi apprentice. And none realize that the Yuuzhan Vong have chosen this embattled planet as the next target in their brutal coreward thrust. The unrest only strengthens Jacen Solo’s growing belief that a true Jedi should not fight, but should lead others to peace through a deeper understanding of the Force. Now, as the fragile stability on Duro threatens to collapse into violence, Jacen Solo must face his greatest dilemma: At what point does the use of power become aggression? Whatever he decides, his next step could tip the galaxy’s destiny toward the light or toward darkness with the life of someone he loves hanging in the balance…

Balance Point (By:)

Vector Prime, the New York Times bestselling first novel in The New Jedi Order series, boldly ventured into uncharted Star Wars territory, bringing an element of dark tragedy and suspense into the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Leia Organa Solo, and the other legendary figures of that galaxy far, far away. With the passing of Chewbacca, the Republic mourned the loss of one of its greatest heroes. Now veteran Star Wars author Kathy Tyers continues the epic struggle between good and evil as the New Republic, led by the battered but still unbroken Jedi, braces for the next onslaught of its merciless alien foe. Poisoned by centuries of technological excess, the planet Duro is an unlivable hell, long abandoned by its own inhabitants, who dwell above their polluted world in orbital habitats. But there is no place else to channel the flood of refugees fleeing the murderous Yuuzhan Vong. So a deal is struck: In exchange for a new home, the refugees will work to restore the planet to health, under the watchful eye of Leia Organa Solo. As tempers begin to flare between the Duros and the New Republic, and between groups of refugees, Han Solo, his son, Jacen, and the Ryn called Droma arrive to keep the peace. They are unaware that Leia is on Duro…
and that Luke, Mara, and Anakin are on their way, searching for a missing Jedi apprentice. And none realize that the Yuuzhan Vong have chosen this embattled planet as the next target in their brutal coreward thrust. The unrest only strengthens Jacen Solo’s growing belief that a true Jedi should not fight, but should lead others to peace through a deeper understanding of the Force. Now, as the fragile stability on Duro threatens to collapse into violence, Jacen Solo must face his greatest dilemma: At what point does the use of power become aggression? Whatever he decides, his next step could tip the galaxy’s destiny toward the light or toward darkness with the life of someone he loves hanging in the balance…

Star by Star (By:Troy Denning)

The New York Times bestselling Star Wars series The New Jedi Order enthralls readers with its epic drama and thrilling adventure. Now readers will pierce the very heart of darkness, as those fascinating figures in that galaxy far, far away Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa Solo, as well as their children spring to vivid life to battle their deadliest adversaries. It is a solemn time for the New Republic, as the merciless Yuuzhan Vong continue their ruthless campaign of terror and destruction. The brutal enemy has unleashed a savage creature capable of finding and killing Jedi Knights. And now Leia Organa Solo faces a terrible ultimatum from the mighty alien foe determined to conquer the galaxy. If the location of the secret Jedi base is not revealed within one week, the Yuuzhan Vong will blast millions of refugee ships into oblivion. As the battered but still unbroken Jedi scramble to deal with the newest onslaught, Leia’s son Anakin lays out a daring plan. A Jedi strike force will allow itself to be ‘captured’ by the Yuuzhan Vong and taken to their stronghold in the realm of darkness, where the Jedi will sabotage the evil empire’s deadliest weapons. The leaders of the force are the three Solo siblings. The risks are tremendous. Can the Jedi fight a ruthless enemy without becoming ruthless themselves and falling victim to the dark side?

Traitor (By:Matthew Woodring Stover)

From the depths of catastrophe, a glimmer of hopeAfter the capture of Coruscant, the mighty heart of the New Republic, a stunned galaxy fears that nothing can stop the Yuuzhan Vong. Still, that crushing defeat produces one small miracle: Jacen Solo is alive. Yet he can scarcely imagine himself in stranger circumstances. The young Jedi Knight is in the care of Vergere, a fascinating creature of mystery and power, her intentions hard to fathom, her cruelties rarely concealed. But this master of inscrutable arts has much to teach the young Jedi…
for she holds the key to a new way to experience the Force, to take it to another level dangerous, dazzling, perhaps deadly. In the wrong hands, the tremendous energies of the Force can be devastating. And there are others watching Jacen’s process closely, waiting patiently for the moment when he will be ready for their own dire purposes. Now, all is in shadows. Yet whatever happens, whether Jacen s newfound mastery unleashes light or darkness, he will never be the same Jedi again…
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Dark Journey (By:Elaine Cunningham)

The New Jedi Order continues as Jaina Solo struggles with anger and despair after the Jedi Knights’ harrowing adventure behind enemy lines. Though the Jedi strike force completed its deadly mission into Yuuzhan Vong territory, the price of success was tragedy: not everyone made it out alive. In a daring getaway, hotshop pilot Jaina Solo stole an enemy ship, taking along her fellow survivors and leaving behind a huge piece of her heart. With the enemy in hot pursuit, Jaina is forced to seek haven in the unprotected, unfriendly Hapes Cluster, where the Jedi are held responsible for a past tragedy and where the royal family has grim plans for their famous Jedi guest. Even more sinister are the intentions of the Yuuvhan Vong, desperate to capture Jaina for a hideous sacrifice. Grief stricken and obsessed with revenge, Jaina is blind to these threats and to the overpowering evil dangerously close to consuming her. In the coming conflagration, Jaina will be fighting not for victory or vengeance, but fore her very being…
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Dark Journey (By:Elaine Cunningham)

The New Jedi Order continues as Jaina Solo struggles with anger and despair after the Jedi Knights’ harrowing adventure behind enemy lines. Though the Jedi strike force completed its deadly mission into Yuuzhan Vong territory, the price of success was tragedy: not everyone made it out alive. In a daring getaway, hotshop pilot Jaina Solo stole an enemy ship, taking along her fellow survivors and leaving behind a huge piece of her heart. With the enemy in hot pursuit, Jaina is forced to seek haven in the unprotected, unfriendly Hapes Cluster, where the Jedi are held responsible for a past tragedy and where the royal family has grim plans for their famous Jedi guest. Even more sinister are the intentions of the Yuuvhan Vong, desperate to capture Jaina for a hideous sacrifice. Grief stricken and obsessed with revenge, Jaina is blind to these threats and to the overpowering evil dangerously close to consuming her. In the coming conflagration, Jaina will be fighting not for victory or vengeance, but fore her very being…
From the Paperback edition.

Dark Journey (By:Elaine Cunningham)

The New Jedi Order continues as Jaina Solo struggles with anger and despair after the Jedi Knights’ harrowing adventure behind enemy lines. Though the Jedi strike force completed its deadly mission into Yuuzhan Vong territory, the price of success was tragedy: not everyone made it out alive. In a daring getaway, hotshop pilot Jaina Solo stole an enemy ship, taking along her fellow survivors and leaving behind a huge piece of her heart. With the enemy in hot pursuit, Jaina is forced to seek haven in the unprotected, unfriendly Hapes Cluster, where the Jedi are held responsible for a past tragedy and where the royal family has grim plans for their famous Jedi guest. Even more sinister are the intentions of the Yuuvhan Vong, desperate to capture Jaina for a hideous sacrifice. Grief stricken and obsessed with revenge, Jaina is blind to these threats and to the overpowering evil dangerously close to consuming her. In the coming conflagration, Jaina will be fighting not for victory or vengeance, but fore her very being…
From the Paperback edition.

Attack of the Clones (By:R.A. Salvatore)

There is a great disturbance in the Force…
. From the sleek ships of the glimmering Coruscant skyscape to the lush gardens of pastoral Naboo, dissent is roiling. The Republic is failing, even under the leadership of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, elected ten years earlier to save the crumbling government. Separatists threaten war, and the Senate is hopelessly divided, unable to determine whether to raise an army for battle or keep the fragile peace. It is a stalemate that once broken, could lead to galactic chaos. Mischievous and resolved, courageous to the point of recklessness, Anakin Skywalker has come of age in a time of great upheaval. The nineteen year old apprentice to Obi Wan Kenobi is an enigma to the Jedi Council, and a challenge to his Jedi Master. Time has not dulled Anakin’s ambition, nor has his Jedi training tamed his independent streak. When an attempt on Senator Padm Amidala s life brings them together for the first time in ten years, it is clear that time also has not dulled Anakin s intense feelings for the beautiful diplomat. The attack on Senator Amidala just before a crucial vote thrusts the Republic even closer to the edge of disaster. Masters Yoda and Mace Windu sense enormous unease. The dark side is growing, clouding the Jedi s perception of the events. Unbeknownst to the Jedi, a slow rumble is building into the roar of thousands of soldiers readying for battle. But even as the Republic falters around them, Anakin and Padm find a connection so intense that all else begins to fall away. Anakin will lose himself and his way in emotions a Jedi, sworn to hold allegiance only to the Order, is forbidden to have. Based on the story by George Lucas and the screenplay by George Lucas and Jonathan Hales, this intense and revealing novel by bestselling author R. A. Salvatore sheds new light on the legend of Star Wars and skillfully illuminates one of our most beloved sagas. From the Hardcover edition.

Destiny’s Way (By:Walter Jon Williams)

The time of reckoning is close at hand. Events in the New York Times bestselling Star Wars The New Jedi Order series take a decisive turn, as the heroes of the New Republic prepare for their most volatile clash yet with the enemy from without and within. In the war against the ruthless Yuuzhan Vong, the fall of Coruscant leaves the New Republic divided by internal strife, and on the verge of bowing to conquest. But those who steadfastly refuse to consider surrender Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Leia Organa Solo, and their children and comrades in arms are determined to seize victory against overwhelming odds. And now, finally, there are signs that the tide may be turning in the New Republic’s favor. After capturing crucial Yuuzhan Vong intelligence, Jedi fighter pilot Jaina Solo prepares to lead a daring surprise strike against an enemy flagship. Meanwhile, Jaina s brother Jacen liberated from the hands of the enemy and newly schooled in an even greater mastery of the Force by the Jedi Knight Vergere is eagerly poised to bring his unique skills to bear against the invaders. And on Mon Calamari, the New Republic s provisional capital, the retired, ailing hero Admiral Ackbar has conceived a major tactical plan that could spell the beginning of a swift end for the Yuuzhan Vong. Yet even as opposing squadrons face off in the depths of space, intrigue runs rampant: in the heated political race for Chief of State…
in the shadows where Yuuzhan Vong spies plot assassinations…
and in the inscrutable creature Vergere, a Jedi Knight whose allegiance is impossible to predict. And as Luke Skywalker sets about reestablishing the Jedi Council, the growing faction opposed to the ways of the Force unveil a terrifying weapon designed to annihilate the Yuuzhan Vong species. But in doing so, they may be dooming the New Republic to becoming the very thing it has sworn to fight against and unleashing the power of the dark side. From the Hardcover edition.

Force Heretic (By:Sean Williams)

As the bloodied and weary galaxy faces battle once more, the Jedi take on the formidable task of bringing the last of the Empire into the light…
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From the ashes of the New Republic torn to shreds by the savage Yuuzhan Vong forces the newly formed Galactic Alliance has risen, determined to bring peace to the entire galaxy. But first the Yuuzhan Vong must be contained once and for all. And so Luke Skywalker seeks a world long lost to legend: Zonama Sekot, a sentient planet believed to have repelled an invasion by the Yuuzhan Vong decades ago. Deciphering the enigmatic secrets of Zonama Sekot just might turn the tides of a relentless war.

Aboard the Jade Shadow, Luke, his wife Mara, Jacen Solo, and other Jedi head off into the Unknown Regions, where rumors and clues suggest Zonama Sekot might be found. Yet the mission has barely begun when the searchers stumble into a horrific battle. The Imperial Remnant, in retreat from the mighty Yuuzhan Vong, is about to be destroyed. It would seem those aboard the Jade Shadow have little choice but to leave the Empire to its fate. But these are no ordinary space travelers, they are Jedi…
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Remnant (By:Sean Williams)

As the bloodied and weary galaxy faces battle once more, the Jedi take on the formidable task of bringing the last of the Empire into the light…
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From the ashes of the New Republic torn to shreds by the savage Yuuzhan Vong forces the newly formed Galactic Alliance has risen, determined to bring peace to the entire galaxy. But first the Yuuzhan Vong must be contained once and for all. And so Luke Skywalker seeks a world long lost to legend: Zonama Sekot, a sentient planet believed to have repelled an invasion by the Yuuzhan Vong decades ago. Deciphering the enigmatic secrets of Zonama Sekot just might turn the tides of a relentless war.

Aboard the Jade Shadow, Luke, his wife Mara, Jacen Solo, and other Jedi head off into the Unknown Regions, where rumors and clues suggest Zonama Sekot might be found. Yet the mission has barely begun when the searchers stumble into a horrific battle. The Imperial Remnant, in retreat from the mighty Yuuzhan Vong, is about to be destroyed. It would seem those aboard the Jade Shadow have little choice but to leave the Empire to its fate. But these are no ordinary space travelers, they are Jedi…
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Reunion (By:Sean Williams)

The Jedi move one step closer to saving the embattled galaxy only to confront a formidable wall of resistance. The harrowing search for Zonama Sekot is finally over for Luke Skywalker, Jacen Solo, and the others aboard the Jade Shadow. But joy turns to alarm when the living planet sends a defiant message: it refuses to follow them back to a galaxy full of war, exploitation, and misery. While Luke works feverishly to persuade the elusive planet to reconsider, the Yuuzhan Vong launches a full scale attack aimed at the heart of the new alliance. Sent to defend a major communications base, Han and Leia find themselves hopelessly outnumbered. Reinforcements are just too far away to help before everything is destroyed. So the courageous pair must now fight an unrelenting battle against staggering odds. Whether they actually survive is another matter…
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Rogue Squadron

They are sleek, swift, and deadly. The are the X wing fighters. And as the struggle rages across the vastness of space, the fearless men and women who pilot them risk both their lives and their machines. Their mission: to defend the Rebel Alliance against a still powerful and battle hardened Imperial foe in a last ditch effort to control the stars!Its very name strikes fear into enemy hearts. So when Rebel hero Wedge Antilles rebuilds the legendary Rogue Squadron, he seeks out only the best the most skilled, the most daring X wing pilots. Through arduous training and dangerous missions, he weeds out the weak from the strong, assembling a group of hard bitten warriors willing to fight, ready to die. Antilles knows the grim truth: that even with the best X wing jockeys in the galaxy, many will not survive their near suicidal missions. But when Rogue Squadron is ordered to assist in the assault on the heavily fortified Imperial stronghold of Black Moon, even the bravest must wonder if any at all will survive…
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Wedge’s Gamble

Sleek, swift, and deadly, they are the X wing fighters. And as the battle against the Empire rages across the vastness of space, the pilots risk both their lives and their machines for the cause of the Rebel Alliance. Now they must embark on a dangerous espionage mission, braving betrayal and death on the Imperial homeworld to smash the power of a ruthless foe!It is the evil heart of a battered and reeling Empire: Coruscant, the giant city world from whose massive towers the Imperial High Command directs the war. The Rebels will invade this mighty citadel in a daring move to bring the Empire to its knees. But first Wedge Antilles and his X wing pilots must infiltrateCoruscant to gain vital intelligence information. Capture means death, or worse enslavement by the vicious leader known as ‘Iceheart,’ Ysanne Isard, nowEmperor in all but name. And one of Rogue Squadron’s own is already her slave, a traitor hidden behind a mask of innocence, working to betray both colleagues and the Rebellion itself.

The Krytos Trap

The Rebels have taken the Imperial headquarters world of Coruscant, but their problems are far from over. A killer virus called Krytos is spreading among the population, and fomenting a counter revolution, at the same time as the treason trial of Rebel hero Tycho Celchu. And X wing pilot Corran Horn, given up for dead in ‘Iceheart”s inescapable prison, discovers an extraordinary power in himself the power of the Force!

The Bacta War

When the Alliance Fleet mounts a major campaign against a deadly warlord, tyrant Ysanne Isard has taken control of Thyferra, intending to use its supply of medicinal bacta to destabilize and destroy the New Republic. Undermanned, deprived of Alliance support, Rogue Squadron must oppose Isard’s plans, defeat her Star Destroyer fleet, and free Thyferra from her rule in a winner take all battle against a seemingly superior force.

Isard’s Revenge

Sleek, swift and deadly, the famed X Wing fighters have earned their reputation as the Rebel Alliance’s ultimate strike force the hard way first in battle, the last line of defense. Now they must make a deal with the devil herself an enemy whose ultimate goal is their total annihilation.

It’s the kind of mission only Wedge Antilles and the Rogue Squadron would dare to undertake. Against impossible odds they will stage a daring raid into an enemy stronghold only to be rescued from certain destruction by an unexpected ally.

Ysanne Isard, the ruthless Imperial commander, has appeared on the scene seemingly from out of nowhere. Now she proposes a most unusual alliance, offering to help Wedge rescue his captured comrades from Imperial Warlord Admiral Krennel’s sadistic prison camp.

But her offer is not without a price. Wedge must lead Rogue Squadron in Isard’s deadly struggle against an enemy made in her own image. It’s an offer Wedge would love to refuse, for Isard is certain to betray them. But how can they leave their comrades at Krennel’s mercy? The answer is: they can’t even if it means being caught between Krennel’s ruthlessness and Isard’s treachery.

The Phantom Affair

The Battle of Endor was never fought it was just so much Alliance propaganda. At least, that’s the lie being spread by the Ante Endor Association. But Wedge Antilles and his Rogue Squadron comrades know the truth. They were at Endor when so many gave their lives to destroy the second Death Star. And so, for those lost friends, this is a battle they will not lose.

Battleground: Tattooine

The crime and death caused by Jabba the Hutt is nothing compared to the chaos created in the wake of his demise. Jabba’s legacy is a cache of stolen Imperial hardware and weapons, hidden somewhere on the desert world of Tatooine. Whoever finds the treasure will have enough firepower to rule the planet and perhaps even the sector. And that means Rogue Squadron must find it first, or else find it aimed at their heads!

The Warrior Princess

Rogue X wing pilot Plourr is requested to return to her home planet…
as a princess! While attempting to stop an internal rebellion, the planet’s government finds that she may have her own way of running things.

Requiem for a Rogue

It should be a simple mission for the men and women of Rogue Squadron an easy search and rescue for a group of Bothan castaways forced down to Malrev 4. But when they reach the backwater planet, the Rogues find themselves attacked by the Irrukiine, a dog like aboriginal species, and then by the Bothans themselves. There’s some strange kind of hoodoo going down on Malrev 4 this planet promotes madness and deceit, and not even the Rogues are immune! Experience all the X Wing adventure you can handle, from the mind of renowned Star Wars novelist Michael A. Stackpole.

In the Empire’s Service

Wedge Antilles is the premier X wing pilot of the Rebel Alliance, and his Rogue Squadron is the most feared fighter wing in the Rebel fleet. But just as the New Republic has its top guns, so does the Empire the merciless Imperial 181st Fighter Division led by the Empire’s greatest ace, Baron Fel, the man who trained Wedge and many of Rogue Squadron’s best pilots. Wedge and the Rogues will get every opportunity to test the mettle of that training when Fel and the 181st are dispatched to square accounts with Rogue Squadron, once and for all!

Blood and Honor

Baron Soontir Fel, the greatest fighter ace of the Empire, has been captured by the Rebel Alliance. But from the shadowed recesses of a Rebel interrogation chamber, Fel tells a story of the deception and corruption beneath the Empire’s orderly surface…
and sets the stage for his own defection to the Rebellion. This collection concludes the events set in motion in X Wing Rogue Squadron: In the Empire’s Service.

Masquerade

There are few occupations more dangerous than flying an X wing fighter for the Rebel Alliance, but Rogue Squadron is about to discover that diplomacy can be more deadly than a fleet of Star Destroyers! Sate Pestage, the interim Emperor, is losing his grip upon the Galactic Empire and seeks contact with Princess Leia to negotiate his defection to the Alliance in return for offering up the keys to the Imperial Throneworld of Coruscant. But Pestage’s moves have been anticipated by Isard, the woman who would take the Empire’s reins for herself, and a lethal game of chess ensues with the fate of the Empire and Rogue Squadron hanging in the balance!

Mandatory Retirement

When Imperial Intelligence chief Ysanne Isard discovers that acting Emperor Pestage has cut a secret deal with the Rebel Alliance to sell out the Empire, it appears that the Rebels ticket to Imperial Center has been punched. But when Pestage is captured in his sanctuary on a far world, Rogue Squadron is assigned to go after him. If the New Republic wants to claim Imperial Center and turn the tide of war, it is imperative that they rescue Pestage, now wanted by the Empire for high treason. Unfortunately, Isard is also going after Pestage with a brace of Star Destroyers and her own designs on the Imperial throne! Mandatory Retirement is the thrilling conclusion to the epic Rise of Isard story arc and a key link in the Star Wars mythos!

Decision at Thunder Rift (By:William H. Keith Jr.)

30 years before the Clan invasion, the crumbling empires of the Inner Sphere were locked in the horror of the Third Succession War. The great Houses, whose territories spanned the stars, used Battlemechs to smash each other into rubble.

Mercenary’s Star (By:William H. Keith Jr.)

MechWarrior Grayson Carlyle is determined to bring the various rebel factions on Verthandi together, but his efforts are hampered by Grayson’s nemesis, who is plotting against him in the capital city.

The Price of Glory (By:William H. Keith Jr.)

After a year long campaign in the service of House Marik, the warriors of the Gray Death Legion return home to find their town in ruins, their families scattered, and their reputations destroyed.

Wolves On The Border (By:Victor Milán)

As a MechWarrior of the Draconis Combine, Minobu Tetsuhara was bound by Bushido a code that demands loyal service to the devious Warlord Grieg Samsonov. But when Minobu came upon a strange blue and gold Archer, Bushido also dictated that he not destroy the honorable but helpless warrior. And so he rescued Jaime Wolf. Minobu was then assigned as liaison to the Wolf’s Dragons, one of the Combine s most elite mercenary units. But when the mercenaries refused to renew their contract with Samsonov, Minobu was instructed to destroy them. Now Bushido dictates that Minobu oppose his honorable foe, a man with whom he has served and who deserves far better than betrayal

Natural Selection

When sporadic Clan incursions into Inner Sphere territory supply mercenaries with more work than they can handle, Khan Phelan Ward and Prince Victor Davion cousins, rulers, and enemies must decide what to do.

Assumption of Risk

Two armies determined to annihilate each other enter into a battle in which mech troops must gear up for a truly insidious and unforeseen enemy.

Close Quarters (By:Victor Milán)

Scout Lieutenant Cassie Suthorn, a cunning and resourceful member of the freewheeling Camancho’s Caballeros, suspects danger from a seemingly low risk assignment, and is forced to use all of her skills against the destructive BattleMechs.

Tactics of Duty (By:William H. Keith Jr.)

Insurrection sweeps the Federated Commonwealth, with civilians on Caledonia revolting against their Davion backed oppressors. But this time, the Gray Death Legion is there to back them up, and when the Davion ‘Mechs show up, it’s a free for all that will leave scars from one end of the planet to the other. Now a top rated animated series.

Highlander Gambit (By:Blaine Lee Pardoe)

Death Commando Loren Jaffray is dispatched to the planet Northwind to destroy the elite Northwind Highlanders by winning their trust and starting a war from within but Loren is waging his own personal battle between honor and duty.

Bred for War

After ascending the throne of the Federated Commonwealth, Prince Victor Steiner Davion struggles to cope with the continuing threat of the Clans to the peace of the inner sphere and with the machinations of his own ambitious and treacherous sister.

I Am Jade Falcon (By:Robert Thurston)

Star Commander Joanna fights to recapture the glory of her victory at Tukkayid, but her age could work against her and she wonders if the status of Jade Falcon will prove enough for her to overcome the legendary Black Widow in a repeat battle.

Hearts of Chaos (By:Victor Milán)

Sent to the planet Towne to prevent an invasion by the secret Black Dragon Society, Cassie Suthorn and Camacho’s Caballeros find a world that has descended into faction ridden turmoil, with a hostile population that rejects all outside intervention.

Black Dragon (By:Victor Milán)

A deadly mercenary force named Camacho’s Caballeros and their ace operative, Cassie Suthorn, attempts to unveil the traitorous Black Dragon secret society before they can succeed in sending the entire Inner Sphere off its course.

Impetus of War (By:Blaine Lee Pardoe)

The terrible mercenaries known as the Northwind Highlanders, headed by the redoubtable Major Loren Jaffray, are hired to capture a planet held by the elite Battletech warriors, who force them to take desperate action.

Grave Covenant

The second book in the Twilight of the Clans series pits the Inner Sphere Successor States against their nemesis, the Clans, as they attempt a foray into Clan territory under the command of Victor Steiner Davion.’

Double-Blind (By:Loren L. Coleman)

Using fast and furious hit and run tactics, Marcus GioAvanti and mercenaries have earned a tough reputation throughout the Inner Sphere. But the Inner Sphere isn’t where their newest job is taking them because their latest employer resides in that remote and mysterious region of space known as the Periphery. Marcus and his Angels will have to face the real force behind the hostilities the religious cult known as Word of Blake. This fanatical group has a scheme deadly enough to trap even Avanti’s Angels

Binding Force (By:Loren L. Coleman)

A rising young star in the noblest of the warrior houses of the Capellan Confederation, Aris Sung must tangle with time and treachery to thwart the Sarna Supremacy’s armored warriors before they destroy the galaxy.’

Exodus Road (By:Blaine Lee Pardoe)

After the Clans are foiled in their attempt to conquer the Inner Sphere at the Battle of Tukayyid, one embittered soldier of Clan Smoke Jaguar resorts to treachery, upsetting the BattleTech universe for good.’

Freebirth (By:Robert Thurston)

Ordered to investigate the secret experiment being carried out by the Falcons on the Smoke Jaguar homeworld, the freeborn warrior Horse is dispatched to the planet Huntress on a perilous covert mission. But when he is unexpectedly caught in a Smoke Jaguar trap, Horse finds himself duty bound to the enemy…
and closer to the strange mysteries of the Falcon stronghold than he ever could have imagined…

Prince of Havoc

TO THE VICTOR GO THE SPOILS…
Task Force Serpent has triumphed and Clan Smoke Jaguar is shattered beyond redemption. But the final battle is still to come, when Prince Victor Steiner Davion braves the unknown and travels to the very heart of the Clans: Strana Mechty. There, with elite units from across the Inner Sphere, he must wage the ultimate battle to destroy the Crusader cause and forever eliminate the possibility of a new Clan invasion. Pushed to the edge of endurance by a peace they cannot understand, the Clans accept the challenge and the ultimate battle begins. But even if the Inner Sphere should prove triumphant, will their return be what they expect? Prince Victor left an Inner Sphere united under a new Star League to battle the most dangerous for the Inner Sphere has ever encountered: the Clans. But he also left behind his scheming sister Katrina Steiner, whose ambition knows no bounds. Task Force Serpent and Prince Victor believed that facing the Clans on their own homeworlds would prove the most difficult fight of their lives. They will soon learn that their fight has just begun.

Falcon Rising (By:Robert Thurston)

A WARRIOR NEEDS A WAR As the Khans of the Clans gather on Strana Mechty to plan a new invasion of the Inner Sphere, Jade Falcon Khan Marthe Pryde strives to rebuild her Clan to its former glory. She bloods new warriors and wins others in Trials from other Clans, but she cannot waste any fine warrior even those who are freeborn. She gives a Trinary composed entirely of freeborns to a freeborn Star Captain and allows Diana, the freeborn daughter of a Jade Falcon hero, to compete for a bloodname. The Khans of the Steel Vipers long standing rivals of the Falcons use these radical moves against Marthe, attacking her in the Grand Council. In the midst of this war of intimidation, the Inner Sphere accomplishes the unthinkable an invasion of Clan space. But even that cannot stop Marthe Pryde or the Steel Vipers as their ripening conflict explodes into war…

Battletech (By:Robert Thurston)

A WARRIOR NEEDS A WAR As the Khans of the Clans gather on Strana Mechty to plan a new invasion of the Inner Sphere, Jade Falcon Khan Marthe Pryde strives to rebuild her Clan to its former glory. She bloods new warriors and wins others in Trials from other Clans, but she cannot waste any fine warrior even those who are freeborn. She gives a Trinary composed entirely of freeborns to a freeborn Star Captain and allows Diana, the freeborn daughter of a Jade Falcon hero, to compete for a bloodname. The Khans of the Steel Vipers long standing rivals of the Falcons use these radical moves against Marthe, attacking her in the Grand Council. In the midst of this war of intimidation, the Inner Sphere accomplishes the unthinkable an invasion of Clan space. But even that cannot stop Marthe Pryde or the Steel Vipers as their ripening conflict explodes into war…

Roar of Honor (By:Blaine Lee Pardoe)

A brand new adventure for BattleTech and MechWarrior fans…
Ghost Bear Commander Angela Bekker has been sent to the strategically important planet of Toffen, only to face ambush by a rival clan. Are her unorthodox tactics and sheer bravery enough to pull her troups through this galactic Hell?’If you’re not a BattleTech fan, you might well become one after this game!’ Starlog, on the MechWarrior game MechCommander An exciting new series series in the Battletech universePraise for MechCommander:’Blowing stuff up was never this cool.’ USA Today’The best command decision a BattleTech fan can make is to take part in this adventure.’ Starlog

Illusions of Victory (By:Loren L. Coleman)

LET THE GAMES BEGIN…
Solaris VII is known as the Game World where entertainment is king, money is power, and MechWarriors from every corner of the Inner Sphere come to make war against one another in the ultimate sporting event. Michael Searcy arrived on Solaris VII as a dishonored MechWarrior, and worked his way up in the rankings to become a valued commodity in the games. He knows all the moves, plays all the angles, and can put on a show as well as he fights. But now, the ancient grudges pitting warriors against each other have spilled out of the arena and are moving through the streets in an all out war. And Michael is caught in a championship match where the winner is the last man left alive…
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Classic Battletech (By:Loren L. Coleman)

LET THE GAMES BEGIN…
Solaris VII is known as the Game World where entertainment is king, money is power, and MechWarriors from every corner of the Inner Sphere come to make war against one another in the ultimate sporting event. Michael Searcy arrived on Solaris VII as a dishonored MechWarrior, and worked his way up in the rankings to become a valued commodity in the games. He knows all the moves, plays all the angles, and can put on a show as well as he fights. But now, the ancient grudges pitting warriors against each other have spilled out of the arena and are moving through the streets in an all out war. And Michael is caught in a championship match where the winner is the last man left alive…
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Flashpoint (By:Loren L. Coleman)

THE PRICE OF VICTORY David McCarthy returns to Kathil a hero one of the few surviving members of the First Kathil Uhlans, who fought so fiercely in the war to defeat the Clans. But David returns from Clan space with haunting memories of the cost of victory…
. With the Federated Commonwealth on the brink of civil war, David joins the planetary militia on Kathil and steps into a powder keg. Opposing forces wrangle for control of the planet and its orbital shipyards, which berth a portion of FedCom’s mighty WarShip fleet. The Eighth Regimental Combat Team loyal to Archon Katrina refuses to turn over control of the planet to the militia. Caught in the power struggle between supporters of Katrina and those of her brother, Victor, McCarthy vows that he won’t fail the people of his homeworld, even if that means leading his untested MechWarriors against the Eighth’s superior firepower and dredging up a past he’d rather forget…
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Patriots and Tyrants (By:Loren L. Coleman)

Bitter rivals for power Victor Steiner Davion and his sister Katrina maneuver their forces on the brink of civil war even as their young brother Arthur begins his own rise…
But Katrina is about to unleash a ruthless campaign that could rid her of the young upstart Arthur and will strike at the very heart of her hated brother, Victor…

Ghost War

Sam Donelly is the best LumberMech jockey on the planet, wielding his fifteen foot chainsaw with the skill of a surgeon. But if Sam’s true identity is discovered, he won’t be just another rebel recruit he’ll be an all out Republic wrecker.

Storms of Fate (By:Loren L. Coleman)

As the civil war within the Federated Commonwealth rages on, someone plans a strike that could put it all to an end.

Call of Duty (By:Blaine Lee Pardoe)

The line between friend and foe has never been so blurred. The planet of Odessa is in peril its two major leaders just can’t see eye to eye. And their personal antagonism may cost them much more than their lives. Is war the only answer?

Path of Glory (By:)

NEW ALLIES. OLDER ENEMIES. For MechWarrior Zane, allegiance to the Nova Cat Clan comes above all else. So when he sees his clan disgraced, cast out, and suddenly allied with the hated Inner Sphere, Zane’s only desire is to see the Nova Cats returned to their former greatness. For Palmer Yoshio, the Draconis Combine is the only honorable thing in a chaotic galaxy. But when he is forced to train alongside the outcast Nova Cats, he finds that his own notion of honor is a far cry from his leader’s. Now, for Zane and Yoshio, the line between friend and foe will be drawn in the blood of their fallen comrades and neither warrior will be able to look at their universe in the same way again…
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Imminent Crisis (By:)

As Princess Katrina and her brother vie for power, Leftenant Colonel Grayson Addison and his Fusiliers support neither, walking a dangerous line between life and death. But when an invading army lands upon them, the time to choose sides is at hand.

Operation Audacity (By:Blaine Lee Pardoe)

His forces bloodied from recent defeats, deposed Prince Victor Steiner Davion forms a daring plan to cut the offensive off at its core…

Endgame (By:Loren L. Coleman)

The civil war between Prince Victor Steiner Davion and his sister Katrina is heating up to the boiling point.

A Call to Arms (By:Loren L. Coleman)

MechWarrior aspirant Raul Ortega finds himself called to battle when warring factions who have seceded from the Republic wage war on his home world to obtain one of the few working interstellar communication nets.

Sword of Sedition (By:Loren L. Coleman)

Newly elected Exarch Jonah Levin is facing censure from the senators of The Republic. Wary even of his own Paladins, Levin agrees to a summit of Inner Sphere leaders on Terra praying his enemies won’t use the gathering for an assassination attempt.

The Ruins of Power (By:Robert E. Vardeman)

With the planet Mirach now experiencing civil unrest, peace becomes unlikely. Governor Ortega is at odds with several powers including his two sons, both aspiring MechWarriors who believe only a hard won battle can save the planet.

By Temptations and by War (By:Loren L. Coleman)

In the chaos of the interstellar communications blackout, the Capellan Chancellor has sent operative Mai Wa to help freedom fighter Evan Kurst liberate his homeworld. But Mai has betrayed Kurst before, and Evan’s biggest problem is knowing who to trust in a world where today’s ally is tomorrow’s enemy.

Blood of the Isle (By:Loren L. Coleman)

The Republic world of Skye is bracing itself for another onslaught from the Jade Falcon Clan. The planet’s only hope lies with Jasek Kelswa Steiner and his Stormhammers forging an alliance that may be worse than surrender.

Fortress Republic (By:Loren L. Coleman)

As Prince’s Champion of the Federated Suns, Julian Davion struggles amidst political turmoil and the changing fortunes of war, and ex Knight and now Senator Conner Rhys Monroe still leads the fight to destroy the Republic from within. But he is expertly opposed by Countess Tara Campbell, leader of the Highlanders and the Republic’s best hope in a situation that is shifting like blood drenched quicksand.

Target of Opportunity (By:Blaine Lee Pardoe)

Knight Errant Alexi Holt must protect the planet Wyatt for the Republic. But her biggest challenge is saving Tucker Harwell a genius possessing unmatched HPG skills from the invaders who want to kidnap him for his knowledge. A reactivated HPG makes Wyatt a target for both the Oriente Protectorate and Clan Spirit Cat. But unsavory characters will seek to control the biggest prize of all the man who can fix an HPG Tucker Harwell.

Daughter of the Dragon (By:Ilsa J. Bick)

Katana Tormark’s family was disgraced by a traitor. To regain her clan’s honor, she challenges House Kurita’s right to rule the Combine. Undermining their authority, Katana is pushing them into a conflict with the Republic they don’t want. But Warlord Mitsura Sakamoto has his own desire to rule, and and he’s not going to let Katana stand in his way.

Heretic’s Faith (By:)

Kisho is a member of Clan Nova Cat’s Mystic Caste, a select group of warriors loyal to the Oathmaster. Trained to succeed the Oathmaster, Kisho must overcome his disbelief in the Mystic Caste’s supernatural gifts if he is to succeed in the forthcoming combat.

Trial by Chaos (By:J. Steven York)

The bestselling saga continues The Raging Bears have begun their occupation of the planet Vega with the hope of restoring order on a planet beset by violence and civil ruin. But their bold move to stabilize Prefecture I for the Republic of the Sphere may prove to be the chance their enemies have waited for…

Surrender Your Dreams (By:Blaine Lee Pardoe)

The Fidelis fight on…
They are the Fidelis, a brotherhood of warriors whose devotion to honor and courage on the battlefield is unmatched. Their existence known only to a former exarch, they are a fighting force to be reckoned with a force three knights must consider as they undertake missions that could save the Republic…
or cripple it.

A Rending of Falcons (By:Victor Milán)

The epic science fiction action saga continues

She has found her vision and it is of doom…

Jade Falcon Galaxy Commander Malvina Hazen and her warriors are encamped on the planet Skye in their Occupation Zone, overseeing the consolidation of power on the worlds they’ve wrested from The Republic. When a ship appears at Skye’s jump point and its commander declares a Trial of Possession for the wartime doctrine he claims Malvina stole from Clan Hell’s Horses, Malvina sees her vision unfolding: she agrees to single BattleMech combat.

Malvina emerges from the fray victorious and inspired to ride her growing reputation into Clan Jade Falcon’s halls of power. But her bold actions may herald the beginning of a civil war that could unmake not simply her own Clan, but the entire Clan way of life.

Dragon Rising (By:Ilsa J. Bick)

Jade Falcon Galaxy Commander Malvina Hazen and her warriors on the planet Skye receive a visit from a Hell’s Horses ship, whose commander issues a Trial of Possession for the wartime doctrine he claims Malvina stole from his Clan. Although she bests her opponent in single BattleTech combat, Malvina’s actions may herald the beginnings of a civil war that could unmake the Clan and the galaxy.

Pandora’s Gambit (By:)

In the year 3069, the Free Worlds League was shattered and the House of Marik disgraced. Now three warriors vie to reunite the realm, turning the world of Marik into a battleground in a narcissistic attempt to save it.

Fire at Will (By:Blaine Lee Pardoe)

The action packed saga continues…

For too long, the people of the Lyran Commonwealth have only reacted to attacks by their enemies. Now, Archon Melissa Steiner launches an intricate gambit that will secure the safety of her subjects and secure her own power against those who wish to take it…

To Ride the Chimera (By:Kevin Killiany)

THE EPIC SCI FI ACTION SAGA CONTINUES

A MechWarrior without peer, Thaddeus Marik has become the figurehead for a new community of worlds attempting to resurrect the Free Worlds League. After defeating a Lyran invasion on the planet of Savannah and negotiating a successful alliance with the Protectorate Coalition, Marik must now ally himself with Jessica Halas Hughes Marik if the new league is to have a chance.

Having Marik and his forces at her side gives Jessica much needed credibility and greater influence on Oriente. But old hatreds die hard, erupting in a war against enemies who will stop at nothing to destroy the founding of a new league…

BattleTech Classic: Classic BattleTech 25 Years of Art & Fiction (By:)

Twenty five years after FASA published BattleDroids, a stand alone box game recreating the giant robo/mecha science fiction action of the best anime, Catalyst Game Labs is set to celebrate the silver anniversary of this unique science fiction game that became BattleTech in its second year of existence. Kicking it off will be this deluxe oversize 160 page art book filled with a retrospective sample of 25 years of art, plus over a hundred thousand words of new original fiction from top BattleTech authors such as Thurston, Charrette, Milan, Gressman, Coleman, Keith, Long, Pardoe and Stackpole. The deluxe volume also will contain a universal timeline of the BattleTech universe as well as a definitive bibliography of all the published material relating to BattleTech from FASA to Fan Pro to WizKids to Catalyst.

Lethal Heritage

Book 1 of 3: The year is 3030. For the past three hundred years, since the Star League collapse and the rise of the Five Successor States, these mortal enemies have fought over space, land and politics. But a new threat looms just outside the Inner Sphere. The descendants of an old Star League general, the Clans bred to be the best military force humanity has ever seen have come to take what they believe is rightfully theirs.

Blood Legacy

Book 2 of 3: Blood Legacy continues the saga of the Clan invasion begun in 3030. Jaime Wolf has brought all the key leaders of the Inner Sphere together to put to rest old blood feuds and power struggles. But old hatreds and suspicions die hard. Still, the very survival of the Successor States hinges on battling warriors equipped with BattleMechs far superior to their own and another threat lurking in their very midst ComStar, the sect controlling interstellar communication which is determined to rule all of the Inner Sphere by any means at its disposal…

Lost Destiny

Book 3 of 3: And so continues the saga of the Clan invasion and the explosive struggle within the Inner Sphere. With secrete aid from ComStar the Terran based sect that serves as the keeper of the Inner Sphere’s technological secrets the Clans BattleMech warriors have been incredibly successful in their campaign of invasion. But ComStar has its own reasons for giving aid to the enemy, and if its strategy proves successful, the Inner Sphere worlds will finally be reunited under ComStar s rule.

The Kell Hounds

The Kell Hounds is a scenario pack containing 11 Battletech, 2 Battleforce, and 2 Mechwarrior scenarios. It also provides profiles on the principal members of The Kell Hounds, a unit roster, and a history of the unit.

Cranston Snord’s Irregulars (By:Blaine Lee Pardoe)

Detailed descriptions of Snord’s Irregulars and their ‘Mechs, as well as 14 scenarios pitting the Irregulars against a wide variety of opponents.

Once a Hero

A legends come to life. half a millennium ago Neal Elfward, a legendary human warrior, fought alongside his Eleven friend Aarundel for the freedom of mankind against the tyranny of the sorceress Reithrese empire. But Neal’s victory began a genocidal war that cost him dearly. Now the future he hoped for is unraveling. Count Berengar has invited the lovely Geneva, Aarundel’s granddaughter, to join in a quest to bring stability to the land. Pressed to accomplish the impossible, Geneva suggests the unthinkable raising Neal from the dead. But what is true in legend is not always true in reality. A hero from yesteryear may be a hero still, but is Neal the hero they want?

Talion

After his native land and his family are conquered by a brutal king, Nolan ra Sinjaria seeks revenge by joining a breed of feared warrior judges called the Talions, but when the usurping king and his troops are imperiled, Nolan is assigned to protect them.

Eyes of Silver

From one of the most exciting new voices in fantasy fiction comes a spellbinding epic of adventure and mystery, intrigue and magic…
. Eight centuries ago, the legendary Keerana Dost conquered a vast empire. Now younger nations battle for the remnants of his realm. As the turmoil spreads, princes and spies, priests and heretics are drawn into the fray. Nomad leader Rafiq Khast fights to reclaim his homeland and avenge his family honor. Princess Natalya undertakes a journey for love and finds herself standing alone against forces that could shatter her nation. And the warrior priest Malachy Kidd, blinded in combat years before, finds himself holding the fate of the world in his hands, using his powerful battlemagicks in service to his god…
protecting a figure who may be the very devil himself. From the Paperback edition.

Conan the Barbarian

Born in the fires of battle, Conan of Cimmeria lost his father and village when they were slaughtered by the cruel warlord Khalar Zym. Wandering the world alone, Conan was forged into a peerless warrior by hardship and bloodshed. Years later, he crosses paths with Zym and his armies. But before Conan can exact vengeance, he must contend with the warlord’s daughter the seductive witch Marique and a host of monstrous creatures. Only then will Conan’s quest bring him face to face with Zym in an epic battle to avenge his people and save the world.

Star Wars: Mara Jade – By the Emperor’s Hand

Mara Jade is beautiful, intelligent and deadly! She is the Emperor’s Hand, the personal assassin of the Empire’s dark overlord. Mara has destroyed many enemies of the Empire in her time, and has always carried out her missions with forethought and skill. But after the Emperor’s death at the hands of Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, an unforeseen variable is about to enter the scene of her final mission for her employer: the assassination of the leader of the Black Nebula crime organization. Though her master is dead, Jade must complete her final mission…
even if it costs her life!

Perchance to Dream and Other Stories

New York Times Bestselling Author

A New York Times Bestselling author of fantasy and science fiction novels, Michael A. Stackpole is well known as the author of award winning books and stories in gaming and media universes like Star Warsr and BattleTechr. His fantasy novels, especially those in his acclaimed DragonCrown War cycle have made him an acknowledged master in that field. Perchance to Dream and Other Stories collects many of his short stories for the first time. The title story is drawn from the DragonCrown War and is seen for the first time here. The other stories cover the gamut from fantasy to science fiction, humor to horror to even poetry. The work collected here spans twenty years of writing and includes a little known story set in his Talion fantasy universe.

Michael A. Stackpole is an award winning author, game and computer game designer and poet. Mike lives in Arizona. His website is www. stormwolf. com. 20021201

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