Long ago, so the Storyteller claimed, the evil god Torak sought dominion and drove men and gods to war. But Belgrath the Sorcerer led men to reclaim the Orb that protected the West. So long as it lay at Riva, the prophecy went, men would be safe. That was only a story, and Garion did not believe in magic dooms, even though the man without a shadow had haunted him for years. Brought up on a quiet farm by his Aunt Pol, how could he know that the Apostate planned to wake dread T..
Thorik has caused the death of the legendary Mountain King, releasing a rift forward through time that will change history forever. With the King dead, the war to free the slaves from the Notarian rulers will never take place, preventing the Dovenar Kingdom from ever existing. Without the strength of the Dovenar Kingdom, the Altered Creatures will most likely become masters of the civilized species. Leading them, the demon Ergrauth will finally be able to eliminate all specie..
Thorik is hunted for changing the future and the past, causing mass chaos centuries away from him. To stop these ramifications, E’rudites search for him in hopes of using their powers to prevent his birth and therefore preventing him from his actions in the first place.
Unsure how to evade those pursuing him, Thorik retreats into a city whose citizens live in extreme poverty and controlled by a cruel overlord. In his attempt to help free them from their plight, he fi..
Legends tell of the evil God Torak coveting the power of the Orb of Aldur, until he was defeated in a final battle. Prophecy also speaks of a time when he will again awaken to seek dominance over all the world. Now the Orb has been stolen by a priest of Torak, and that time is at hand. Belgarath the Sorcerer and his daughter Polgara the arch-Sorceress are on the trail of the Orb, seeking to regain it before the final disaster.
With them goes Garion, a simple farm..
The future of Noah and the remnant of faith are uncertain at best. Atlan has fallen under the evil influence of Zorin, but the Gardner of Eden has other designs. He commissions Zorin's brother, Rhone, to take back Atlan. There will be great obstacles to overcome--some that surpass human strength and understanding. And some that even reach beyond the forces of evil, threatening the very heart of human love and hope. Enter into author Doug Hirt's fascinating world as he..
War has finally arrived along with the demons who are planning to take the world back from the humans and other species who have ruled for hundreds of years. Rummon, lord of the dragons, must be resurrected to end the war. But doing this will cause a second war, a war pitting dragons against dragons. This war of dragons, giants, demons, and altered creatures must be stopped before all is lost. It will be up to Thorik and his companions to figure out how to restore peace, assu..
The Oracle's prophecy states that the sons of the Brothers of War will fight to the death. One of these sons has trained his entire life for this day. Learning to manipulate the powers of light and darkness, he lays devastation to all life in his path. He is ready for the Eve of Light and the end to the curse upon them.
The other son, Ericc, was hidden away from society and the prophecy in hopes to keep him safe. However, his tenacity for adventuring beyond the restric..
The winter had begun. At Gunnaring Gap, the valiant Riders of Valon began their charge. And though Challerain Keep lay in ruins and butchery had led to the capture of Princess Laurelin, heroes strode forth from the ranks of Men, Elves, Warrows and Dwarves to turn the tide of doom. And across the land ruled by unnatural dark, freedom flickered and burst into flame...
Kati thought she was Tumatsin, but her real father was Moshuguang, a Searcher, one of those working to bring down the feudal empire on Shanji and establish a progressive society. Ruled by Mandughai, the emerald-eyed empress of a neighboring star, the Searchers are looking for the person who has inherited the power to be a super being. They believe Kati is that person, and with training from Mandughai, Kati's powers exceed her trainer's power. To bring unity to Shanji ..
It has taken some adjustment, but Nita Graus has made quite a home for herself among the crew of the Wind Breaker. Under her skillful care it has become one of the only airships to stay aloft without the continuous repair and oversight of the vile and manipulative fug folk. Word of her adventures with Captain Mack, Gunner, Lil, Cooper, and Wink has made the whole crew into living legends among the residents of the mountain towns of Rim, but in doing so it has also made findin..
Troubles and delays continue to mount as King Garion, Belgarath, Polgara, and the company pursues Zandramas across the known world. Possessed by the Dark Destiny, Zandramas has kidnapped Garion's infant son and plans to use him in a ritual that would destroy all that men value. Always one step ahead, taunting and spying on Garion and his party in the form of a great flying dragon, Zandramas races to beat them to the "Place Which Is No More."
Desperate to arri..
In a small town in Colorado, Markus Spiros was just getting his life on track. By day he worked as a veterinary tech, by night he took classes. His steady little routine was rolling along nicely when his impulsive Uncle Dimitrios threw a wrench in the works. Thanks to an unannounced trip, Markus had to swing by his uncle’s bistro to tend to the ‘special oven.’ When he arrived, he discovered it wasn’t the oven that was special, it was the rare and exoti..
It's frustrating for local law enforcement to come up against a piece of scum like Newton Glover. He's dirty as hell, everyone knows that--breaks into and vandalizes his neighbors' homes; cheats and steals from everyone; folks suspect he deals drugs and porn. He's even killed a man and gotten away with it. He gets away with all of it, hinting that he has a secret government background and that he's "protected" by the Powers That Be. Glover may fi..
“FROM ALL DIRECTIONS, IN THE DARKNESS, A GREAT TERROR APPROACHES THIS WORLD.” THE OLD WIZARD LOOKED AT ME FOR A MOMENT, REFLECTED STARLIGHT BLAZING IN HIS EYES. “I MEAN TO FIGHT THE TERROR, AND I WOULD MAKE A WEAPON OF YOU.”
Daven Carrickson grew up as a beggar in the filthy alleys beneath the shadows of the palace. He's the son of a known thief, disgraced and despised. His only real talent is his ability with a sword, and his only real chance a..
Great Battles for Boys takes kids to the front lines of iconic battles. In this volume of the popular history series, find out which strategies, weapons, and military leaders won – or lost – these famous American fights. And none of it's boring. More Americans died in the Civil War than all other US wars combined – about 600,000 soldiers. And yet, many people still don't understand the history behind this four-year conflict that tore apart the United States. In this installment of the best-selling history series, young listeners move chronologically through 20 Civil War battles, beginning with the first shots fired at Fort Sumter to the final days at Appomattox. Some of the battles covered include: Fort Henry and Donelson: North and South fight to control Kentucky's crucial waterways, The Ironclads: Two navies battling hull-to-hull on the Virginia coast, Antietam: More than 22,000 casualties – and yet, neither side won, Chancellorsville: Robert E. Lee's greatest victory, Gettysburg: the war's costliest battle – more than 40,000 deaths – provoked Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation, Vicksburg: How Grant starved and bombed a southern city into surrender, Second Battle of Sabine Pass: A little-known Texas fight with a surprising victory, and Petersburg: How the Union literally blew a hole in the South. Don't miss this exciting history from the popular series earning rave reviews from parents, teachers and librarians. Teach the past and change the future. If your child likes action-packed accounts, authentic details, and short but exciting chapters, then they'll love this audiobook. And they'll never hear history as boring again!
Great Battles for Boys takes kids to the front lines of iconic battles. In this volume of the popular history series, find out which strategies, weapons, and military leaders won – or lost – these famous American fights. And none of it's boring. In this installment, boys travel to the ancient world, following such famous figures as Alexander the Great & Hannibal, learning about the military battles that changed history. Beginning in Ancient Greece, the battles storm across the known world and into the Middle Ages, ending with the Spanish Armada's attempted invasion of England. Other historic battles include: Thermopylae: The 300 Spartans take their last stand against the invading Persians, Cannae: Hannibal beats the mighty Roman Army with a military maneuver still used today, Hastings: The Normans invade England, & Stirling Bridge: William “Braveheart” Wallace fights the British crown for Scottish Independence. And many more! Don't miss this bestselling series that shows kids the face of courage and valor. If your child likes action-packed accounts, authentic details, and short but exciting chapters, then they'll love this audiobook. And they'll never hear history as boring again!
A man hiding from his past. A detective hunting for a murderer. This is no time to bake a pie. Today is Owen Hunter’s first day in the coastal city of Costa Buena, California. He’s the new owner of Rockafellers, a vintage record store struggling to find customers. Much of that is due to Headbangers, a competitor with a better product mix and an aggressive owner. There is also a local do-gooder group who wants Owen to fall in line with their vision for a kinder, gentler Costa Buena. None of that worries Owen, though, because he is determined to be the number one used-music store on the boardwalk—even if that means stepping on a few toes. But when a murder occurs shortly after his arrival, he’s identified as prime suspect number one. Owen Hunter must clear his name fast because he can’t afford to have a bunch of nosy cops poking around. For Owen is a man with a secret that he must protect at all costs. The U.S. government has invested a lot to keep him safe, but his enemies will stop at nothing to find him. Do prosperity and happiness await Owen in this coastal community?
Retta Barre has faced a dizzying prairie storm, a stubborn buffalo, and a murderous Indian twice. But that's nothing compared to what happens when her family is left alone in the middle of the prairie. One life-threatening danger after another and Retta's in the middle of them all. Some might think she's just a plain looking 12-year-old from Ohio. With her buckskin dress, moccasins, and sun-tanned face, others see an Indian girl. And some of her friends consider her a heroine. But after Retta encounters horse thieves, prairie pirates, and an army troop, she'll definitely be the undisputed Princess of the Prairie.