The first collection of short fiction from legendary comic book writer Alan Moore Illuminations is a momentous, wildly original collection of short stories from ''the king of comics'' ( Guardian ), each featuring some kind of illumination or realisation. From the four horsemen of the apocalypse to the Boltzmann brains fashioning the universe at the Big Bang, Alan Moore''s beguiling and exquisitely crafted tales reveal the full power of imagination and magic.>
THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'The new Game of Thrones ' Stylist 'Puts Samantha Shannon in the same league as Robin Hobb and George R.R. Martin. Shannon is a master of dragons' Starburst 'Epic fantasy with added dragons. A blockbuster' Guardian , Best Science Fiction and Fantasy An enthralling, epic fantasy about a world on the brink of war with dragons - and the women who must lead the fight to save it.
A world divided. A queendom without an heir. An ancient enemy awakens.
The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction - but assassins are getting closer to her door.
Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic.
Across the dark sea, Tane has trained to be a dragonrider since she was a child, but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel.
Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep.
Step back into the enchanting world of The Watchmaker of Filigree Street . This extraordinary sequel takes readers to Japan, where time, destiny and love collide to electrifying effect For Thaniel Steepleton, an unexpected posting to Tokyo can't come at a better moment. The London fog has made him ill and doctor's orders are to get out.
His brief is strange: the staff at the British Legation have been seeing ghosts, and his first task is to find out what's going on. But staying with his closest friend Keita Mori in Yokohama, Thaniel starts to experience ghostly happenings himself. For reasons he won't say, Mori is frightened. Then he vanishes.
Meanwhile, something strange is happening in a frozen labour camp in northern Japan. Takiko Pepperharrow, an old friend of Mori's, must investigate.
As ghosts appear across Tokyo and the weather turns bizarrely electrical, Thaniel grows convinced that it all has something to do with Mori's disappearance - and that Mori might be in far more trouble than any of them first thought.
Here is a true literary eventyes'>#8211;the longawaited new novel by Carlos Fuentes, one of the worldyes'>#8217;s great writers. By turns a tragedy and a farce, an acidic black comedy and an indictment of modern politics, The Eagleyes'>#8217;s Throne is a seriously entertaining and perceptive story of international intrigue, sexual deception, naked ambition, and treacherous betrayal.In the near future, at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council, Mexicoyes'>#8217;s idealistic president has dared to vote against the U.S. occupation of Colombia and Washingtonyes'>#8217;s refusal to pay OPEC prices for oil. Retaliation is swift. Concocting a yes'>#8220;glitchyes'>#8221; in a Florida satellite, Americayes'>#8217;s president cuts Mexicoyes'>#8217;s communications systemsyes'>#8211;no phones, faxes, or emailsyes'>#8211;and plunges the country into an administrative nightmare of colossal proportions.Now, despite the motto that yes'>#8220;a Mexican politician never puts anything in writing,yes'>#8221; people have no choice but to communicate through letters, which Fuentes crafts with a keen understanding of manyes'>#8217;s motives and desires. As the blizzard of activity grows more and more complex, political adversaries come out to prey. The ineffectual president, his scheming cabinet secretary, a thuggish and ruthless police chief, and an unscrupulous, sensual kingmaker are just a few of the fascinating characters maneuvering and jockeying for position to achive the power they all so desperately crave.From the Hardcover edition.