Hayden Blake is just like any other sixteen year old. He lives in a nice little house, on a nice little street, in a nice little town. He does his homework. He wonders what he might do with his life and he dreams of places he's never been. In fact, he dreams of places no one on Earth has ever been. When one cold winter's day, he goes to Jagged Peak, the mountain that stands as a silent
sentinel over his town, he discovers just how far his dreams can take him. Hayden is thrust into an adventure to the stars where he will discover just where he belongs... in the Blake Equation.
Why have they come? Can they be trusted?
The tragic bombing of Winnipeg destroyed more than just the city -- it shattered Caden's walls of reality. Through the settling dust, a truth has surfaced. His entire life has been a simulation controlled by artificial intelligence.
Fleeing to the remote edge of civilization, Caden joins a group of survivors. But there has been no uprising; humans are powerless against A.I. forces. Someone, or something, has intervened in the war for planet earth. Caden remains in the dark until he is thrust into an encounter with something more staggering than conscious machines; extraterrestrials.
Why have they come? Can they be trusted?
He is going in blind, but with all other options exhausted, throwing himself at the mercy of these otherworldly visitors is his last chance for survival. It now falls on Caden's shoulders to prove the worth of the human race... and time is running out.
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Six years is a long time, but memories and his harsh teachings are what remain imprinted upon Auska's soul... and, in the end, his compassion - sacrifice - for her, a girl who was nothing more than a burden thrust upon his solitary ways.Sanctuary is safe and secure with its strict policies, offering a life anyone on the outside of its walls would kill to have; the world has only grown crueler and more dangerous through the years.The cure was a farce and, even if it hadn't been, the technology and resources have long since been depleted in the crumbling world of man. Only one true cure remains - he had it right all along...
Since the turn of the century, a substance called Æther is rising from the waters, and it is changing the world. A blessing for the industry, a curse for the people, because some of them are being changed into creatures from fairy-tales and legends. The so-called »Corrupted« are haunting the green mists, and therefore hunted and locked up in jails or asylums.
In the famous spa town Baden-Baden, young women are being poisoned by a mysterious substance. While investigating the case, Fräulein Annabelle Rosenherz uncovers a conspiracy that threatens the whole Grand Duchy of Baden.
But she is in grave danger herself, because she has a secret of her own, and while she tries to solve the murders, she finds rejection and people obsessed by power, but also love.
A steampunk novel set in the beautiful town of Baden-Baden: dally with us under the brightly lit gas lanterns, wander along the Lichtenthaler Allee, past the stately Casino towards the first class hotels and ...
Within the confines of a confessional, an old man recounts the sins he committed during The War of Texas Secession in the late 21st century. Throughout the conflict, his transgressions affected those closest to him in a way that he can no longer beg the pardon of the living but instead must ask for the forgiveness from the long, since dead.
America's loss in a recent World War is still an open wound on the face of its people, and the massive debt from the conflict breeds animosity within the nation. Warren, a recently discharged veteran of "The War," shares many of the sentiments his fellow Texans possess and, much to the objection of his wife, joins a local militia. He begins his tale speaking of God, family and country, but as Warren describes the suspicious and unfortunate ends of those around him, the priest recognizes a more insidious nature to the old man and realizes they never stood a chance against Warren's lethal vainglory.
Opening the door to her farmhouse after hunting for dinner, Emeline Huntley finds the one thing she never expected in their quiet countryside- her entire family murdered.
In Victorian London, plans have been put into motion to create the ultimate weapons. William Rathbone and his group of scientists have managed to isolate the strengths of three creatures that have lived under society's nose for centuries. Armed with his new tonic, Rathbone heeds to a prophesy that a certain group of children born, will be able to transform into this new breed of humans.
Controlled by clockwork collars with hidden blades sharp enough to cut through bone, The Abiding must follow their new master and his vindictive desires, or pay with their own lives.
While one other prisoner seeks to only protect her, another will stop at nothing to prove to Emeline that she must join him, if they are ever to leave the grasp of their creator. Now Emeline must decide whether she can see through her master's plan of ...
Much like we observe and collect data about our environment, wildlife, and endangered species, the Data Collectors were sent here to collect and report back information about us. At one time, humans lived on many planets, in many solar systems; but now we are endangered, and currently live on a single planet... Earth. The Data Collectors are trying to determine what is causing our near extinction to save humans as a species. Meanwhile, special interest groups would rather see the human race die off sooner, rather than later. After all, if they can preserve what natural resources we have left, Earth is prime intergalactic real estate.
They destroyed their homeworld
Billions of years ago, an ancient society turned a beautiful flower into a weapon that consumed all types of life, animals, bacteria, and minerals. After the creators lost control of the first of these creations, it multiplied, covering the world with millions of these flowers that grew to the size of cities. They used a telepathic ability to manipulate enemies in to serve them, and vines with razor-sharp thorns laced with acid to break muscle, bone, and objects into a consumable slime. Once these monsters consumed all the animals, insects, birds, plants, and people, they began eating away at the planet itself, digging into the core until it exploded, sending debris across the universe carrying the seeds of these monsters.
Now they are here
Riley Mosley, a distraught reporter, trying to revitalize her career, discovered that these monstrous plants had been on Earth eating humans for years. Riley went on a personal mission to destroy these flowers. ...
"They call it a life spile, a machine that steals the blood from the veins of children. They're using it to live forever, Faron, and they have your sister."
In a world where the powerful live forever by feeding off the blood of children, Faron discovers that his missing sister was taken by the Archons of Vam Aranath to fuel their perverse immortality. Risking everything, Faron escapes his slavery and sets out to find their secret world and, somehow, bring it down to save her.
What he finds, though, is not a bloodthirsty cult hunting for children in the night. The same immortals who took his sister are doing everything in their power to save the world from the growing Veil. Without them, the world will come to a certain extinction. Now, he must choose a side and decide what, and who, he's willing to sacrifice to do what's right.
The Growing Veil Series, a grimdark fantasy novel with a subtle retelling of the origin of vampires, is a story of blood, sacrifice, and inheritance, ...