The flies in the ointment.
Once upon a time the dying ruler of a small interstellar kingdom made a minor Old-Earth bureaucrat named Hobart Floyt the surprised inheritor of an interstellar spaceship. And that was wonderful, for in those days, when Mankind was again expanding into the galaxy, a private spaceship was a license to coin credits. There were just a couple of minor problems. The dead ruler never told Floyt how to find the ship, the bureaucrats of Earth wanted the..
The infant son of Garion and Ce’Nedra had been foully kidnapped. And thus, they begin the great quest to rescue the child, with the immortal Belgarath the Sorcerer, his daughter Polgara the Sorceress, and inevitably the little Drasnian, Silk. Guided by the Orb of the god Aldur, their way leads through the foul swamps of Nyissa, then into the lands of the Murgos where they must face a horrible danger to not only themselves, but to all of mankind. For the Dark Prophesy ha..
The twin moons of the planet Dulunae are shifting, causing the seas to rage and fiery rivers of rock to seethe underground. The planet is changing, and so are its inhabitants: it is time to seize power before it is too late.
The Outcasts are a mismatched group of young survivors trapped in this world of threats and enemy creatures. All the while, the Font of Knowledge awaits the startling revelations of the planet’s Unfolding. To survive, the Outcasts must do the unthi..
Ce'Nedra, Imperial Princess of Tolnedra, was confused. Everyone knows the tales of the Orb protecting the West from the evil God Torak are just silly legends. But here she is, forced to join a dangerous quest to recover that stolen Orb. No one believes in sorcery, but Garion's aunt and grandfather seem to be the fabled sorcerers Polgara and Belgarath, who would have to be thousands of years old.
Even young Garion is learning to do sorcery. Garion, is just a farm bo..
Cliff Lightman's computer whiz son, Sky, has disappeared after hacking into a police database to research an old unsolved murder case. Avery Kord, Sky's mentor and multi-billionaire boss, was implicated in the murder. Avery Kord wanted Sky to complete a top secret computer program that could derail a Congressional investigation into his company, and at the same time monopolize global software platforms for decades. Already carrying the guilt of his wife's suspicio..
Jeffrey Quicksall has finally put the past behind him. He’s worked hard for his outfitter’s license, enjoys guiding off-worlders on safari to hunt dinos, and generally looks forward to spending downtime either at the Safari Club Bar in Elstadar City, or camping with his daughter, Kar, who lives at the local boarding school. Until the day dragons attack his mistrigger in legal hunting territory! Suddenly Magistrate Stemoplisen threatens to confiscate his outfitter&..
The inconceivable has happened. America has been ravaged by nuclear war. James Wolfe, a trucker driving on an isolated State Highway in the Northwest seeing the mushroom clouds in the distance, hid out in an abandoned mine. Now months later, after living on the pretzels he was hauling and a trickle of water in the mine, Wolfe emerges to a world he hardly recognizes. He too has changed. Barely thirty, his hair is now snow white; his eyes are unable to handle bright light, but ..
Karl Frankton is thrust into a global war against terrorists who have re-activated the cyanide nightmare in our seas. With the human race facing extinction, Karl and Dr. Mandu Thala fight a last- ditch battle that reaches from the White House to the Nile Delta, Hindu Kush Mountains, and finally to Geneva where the world's most powerful atom smasher is about to launch us into the unknown. Since retiring from senior positions in the pharmaceutical, chemical, and entertainme..
In the year 2007 two astronauts and their NASA spacecraft, Charger II, disappeared on re-entry after a routine mission. One astronaut survived, only to find himself cast back in time. After traveling with Lewis and Clark on the Voyage of Discovery to the Pacific Coast, the time-stranded astronaut Jim Parker knew he could use his knowledge of future events to his own advantage, becoming a rich man in the bargain. Parker knew the bigger scheme of things to come, but not the min..
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..
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..
Mankind was beginning its third leap into the Galaxy, but Old Earth had so long kept to herself that her people were unable to travel safely among the rough-and-tumble cultures that had evolved on distant worlds. That annoyed Earth's rulers, for Hobart Floyt--a minor Terran bureaucrat-- had been left a mysterious inheritance by the deceased ruler of a small but wealthy interstellar empire. Earth was dirt-poor, and the government wanted Floyt's inheritance; but to coll..
Settled several generations before, Saragosa Prime has grown from a mining outpost to a populated planet. Time, Winner White decides, for democracy. Since Winner holds a controlling interest in the company that owns Saragosa Prime, his decision would seem to carry a lot of weight. But among the conglomerates that rule space, Winner's is one of the smallest, and none of the others care whether democracy takes hold--or even whether Winner is allowed to hold onto his company..