Half-werewolf, half-Aedh Risa Jones is beginning to believe that the
only way to find the keys she’s been searching for and save her friends
is by dying. And when Wolfgang Schmidt, the lover of her boss at the
vampire council, is found dead, her worst fears are confirmed. With the
first portal of hell permanently open, the energies of the dark path are
leaching into the world.
Searching for Schmidt’s killer
and the keys at the same time, Risa and reaper Azriel track a
shape-shifting spider spirit capable of changing her form into a
seductive woman. But when they finally find the second key, the Aedh
Lucian snatches it and disappears.
Risa is intent on
finding Lucian and fighting him to the death—for in her mind, she knows
that neither can remain while the other lives....
Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead Age of X #1
In a futuristic world
nearly destroyed by religious extremists, Justin March lives in exile
after failing in his job as an investigator of religious groups and
supernatural claims. But Justin is given a second chance when Mae
Koskinen comes to bring him back to the Republic of United North America
(RUNA). Raised in an aristocratic caste, Mae is now a member of the
military’s most elite and terrifying tier, a soldier with enhanced
reflexes and skills.
When Justin and Mae are assigned to work
together to solve a string of ritualistic murders, they soon realize
that their discoveries have exposed them to terrible danger. As their
investigation races forward, unknown enemies and powers greater than
they can imagine are gathering in the shadows, ready to reclaim the
world in which humans are merely game pieces on their board.
Gameboard of the Gods, the first installment of Richelle Mead’s Age of X series, will have all the elements that have made her YA Vampire Academy and Bloodlines
series such megasuccesses: sexy, irresistible characters; romantic and
mythological intrigue; and relentless action and suspense.
JUST BECAUSE YOU WORK FOR THE DEAD DOESN’T MEAN YOU WANT TO JOIN THEM.
Drew has just started her second year on the Isle of Night, and the
weather isn’t the only thing changing drastically. She has ascended to
the rank of Initiate. She’s also found an intimate love in the handsome
vampire Carden. But most important, she no longer dreams of escape. She
dreams of vengeance.
Her friend Emma was brutally wounded by the
savage vampire Alcántara and may have been taken to the dreaded castle,
from which none of the living returns. With so many different stories
from so many people with so many of their own deceits and machinations,
Drew can’t be sure of anything—except that she must find a way into the
castle to discover the truth and take down Alcántara once and for all.
But Drew isn’t the only one out for revenge. Someone very dangerous on the island is also out for blood….
Weeks after his crucifixion and rebirth as Phoenix, Ash
Fisher believes his troubles are far behind him. He and Natalie
are engaged and life seems good. But his happiness is short-lived when
he receives a threatening visit from Purian Rose, who gives Ash an
ultimatum: vote in favor of Rose’s Law permanently relegating Darklings
to the wrong side of the wall or Natalie will be killed.
decision seems obvious to Ash; he must save Natalie. But when Ash
learns about The Tenth, a new and deadly concentration camp where
the Darklings would be sent, the choice doesn’t seem so simple. Unable
to ignore his conscience, Ash votes against Rose’s Law, signing
Natalie’s death warrant and putting a troubled nation back into the
throes of bloody battle.
Nurse Edie Spence is
once again called upon to save a life…and this time, it’s personal. Can
her new community of zombies, vampires, and shapeshifters come to her
rescue when she needs them most?
When Edie was fired from
her paranormal nursing job at County Hospital, her whole world came
crashing down. Now she’s is once again shaken to her core. Her mother is
deathly ill and there’s only one thing that will save her: vampire
blood. But with the paranormal community shunning Edie, where can she
obtain it…without losing her own life in the process?
hopes to procure it at her new job at the clinic across town, where the
forces of evil loom large. Vampire gang wars are rampant. Old
underground enemies are rising to the surface. And Edie’s zombie
ex-boyfriend has arrived at the scene—but is he the same man he used to
be? And what should she make of the enigmatic doctor with whom she
shares an unexpected connection? She’ll have to figure it out soon,
because all hell is about to break loose—literally—and time is running
Half-mermaid Tempest Maguire is trying to have it all: fulfilling her
duties as second-in-line to the merQueen Hailana while periodically
returning home to the California coastline to be with her family and
longtime boyfriend, Mark. Living under the sea and rebuilding Coral
Straits is grueling work, while being back home reminds her of everyone
she loves and misses. But when her old flame Kona arrives bearing news
that Hailana has died and Tempest is now officially merQueen, she
returns permanently to Coral Straits--even though it devastates her
family and rips her apart from Mark. Once there, she discovers that an
old enemy has resurfaced, hell-bent on taking over her throne...with or
without her. As Tempest prepares for her final showdown against Tiamat
and anyone who stands with her, she must decide what--and who--is really
important to her. Because there will be few survivors in the ultimate
sea battle that is brewing--and Tempest isn't sure she will be one of
It’s graduation day for sixteen-year-old Malencia Vale, and the entire
Five Lakes Colony (the former Great Lakes) is celebrating. All Cia can
think about—hope for—is whether she’ll be chosen for The Testing, a
United Commonwealth program that selects the best and brightest new
graduates to become possible leaders of the slowly revitalizing post-war
civilization. When Cia is chosen, her father finally tells her about
his own nightmarish half-memories of The Testing. Armed with his dire
warnings (”Cia, trust no one”), she bravely heads off to Tosu City, far
away from friends and family, perhaps forever. Danger, romance—and sheer