Set around three thousand years before the rest of the Valdemar series, this is the ancient history of Velgarth and the story of Skandranon Rashkae, a gryphon with gleaming ebony feathers, keen magesight and acute intelligence. He is the fulfillment of all that the Mage of Silence, the human sorcerer called Urtho, intended to achieve when he created these magical beings to be his champions, the defenders of his realm – a verdant plain long coveted by the evil mage Ma’ar.Together with Amberdrake, a Healer of body, mind and spirit, Skandranon will defend his nation from his evil counterparts created by Ma’ar, the makaar. The glorious city of White Gryphon will rise from the ashes, but it will take careful negotiation, spying and terrible war against the mysterious Black Kings to secure the stronghold. Even then, the elite guard force, the Silver Gryphons, will discover a greater terror lurking in the forests beyond the city walls...The Mage Wars omnibus follows Skandranon and his lifelong friend, Amberdrake, and their children, as they seek to establish and defend a Kingdom of peace and tranquillity.
Centuries before the events of Heralds of Valdemar, one man held the fate of a kingdom in his hands: Vanyel Ashkevron. Born with near-legendary abilities to work both Herald and Mage magic, Vanyel cannot run from his destiny. His raw power makes him the focus of frightening forces, and soon threatens to spiral out of his control. With wild magic wreaking havoc on the land and taking a brutal toll on the Heralds and Herald-Mages of Valdemar, Vanyel must shoulder his burden once again. Is the inexperienced Prince Tashir responsible for the magical destruction unleashed upon his kingdom or is something darker and deadlier at work? While the king lies dying, will Vanyel and his Companion, Yfandes, have the strength to defend their people from the ultimate evil? The Last Herald Mage follows the legendary Vanyel Ashkevron and his Companion Yfandes, as Vanyel struggles with the enormity of his powers and the terrible responsibility they bring all in the name of Valdemar. With wild magic wreaking havoc on the land and taking a brutal toll on the Heralds and Herald-Mages of Valdemar, Vanyel must shoulder his burden once again. Is the inexperienced Prince Tashir responsible for the magical destruction unleashed upon his kingdom or is something darker and deadlier at work? While the king lies dying, will Vanyel and his Companion, Yfandes, have the strength to defend their people from the ultimate evil? The Last Herald Mage follows the legendary Vanyel Ashkevron and his Companion Yfandes, as Vanyel struggles with the enormity of his powers and the terrible responsibility they bring all in the name of Valdemar.
Amelia Cole travels between a world of science and a world of magic–until she’s trapped in a blended world where the mages reign over non-mages. She’ll take on social injustice as well as the occasional giant corgi and demon mugger, while an ancient darkness encroaches–one that threatens all three worlds! It’ll be up to Amelia, her magic pipe wrench, eight foot techno-golem Lemmy, and their strange and wonderful friends to protect everyone, save everything, and give hope to mage and non-mage alike! For the first time, every single issue of the critically acclaimed Amelia Cole series in one volume!
Conan's earliest adventures, now available in affordable omnibus format! Featuring the legendary run of comics' greats Kurt Busiek and Cary Nord, this three-in-one format omnibus features favorites such as Born on the Battlefield, The Frost Giant's Daughter, God in the Bowl, and more! Catch all the action as Conan comes of age on the battlefield, wars with the murderous Vanir, meets the Frost Giant's daughter, is taken a slave by the ancient sorcerers of Hyperborea, and comes across his greatest adversary: Thoth-amon!
Dragon Age lead writer David Gaider pens an exciting tale following King Alistair as he journeys across Thedas to discover the fate of his father. Joined by rogues Isabela and Varric, together they will encounter dragons, prison breaks, the mysterious Witch of the Wilds, and the deadly blood mage, Aurelian Titus! Collects Dragon Age miniseries The Silent Grove, Those Who Speak, and Until We Sleep.
Originally written as a master thesis and awarded distinction from Durham University in 2011, 'The Omnibus of Others' offers a critical reflection of the European project. To observe the conflicting dialectics of European identity at the macro level, the author analyses its exclusionary formation in the case of European omnibus films, financially aided by the official EU funding schemes. The general focus of the book lies on an intersection between the ideological conception of Europe, built upon the phantasm of peaceful multicultural unity and transnational citizenship, and its paradoxical realisation with a strong discriminatory agenda. The results do not only offer a critique of the European film industry but also provide a broader insight into European practical failures we read and hear about on a daily basis.
Dark Horse Comics took the industry by storm with its release of Aliens, a comics series that for the first time captured the power of film source material and expanded its universe in a way that fans applauded worldwide. Now, the first three Dark Horse Aliens series - Outbreak, Nightmare Asylum and Female War - are collected in a value-priced, quality-format omnibus, featuring nearly 400 story pages in full color. Written by screen and television scribe Mark Verheiden (The Mask, Battlsestar Gallactica) and illustrated with consummate skill by Mark A. Nelson, Den Beauvais and Sam Kieth, Aliens Omnibus Volume 1 is an essential piece of the Aliens mythos and a great entry point into the storied Dark Horse Aliens library.
A dazzling urban satire of modern relationships? An ironic, tragic insight into the demise of the nuclear family? Or the confused ramblings of a pissed thirty-something? Two diaries, two enduring best-sellers, one unforgettable character. This is Bridget Jones: The Singleton Years. V.g.
Volume 1 follows Mary Ann, a young girl living in poverty in a dockland tenement on Tyneside, from the ages of eight to thirteen. She is determined to bring about a better way of life for her family and, to the amazement of the gentle parish priest, Father Owen, and the rage and consternation of her arch-enemy, Sarah Flanagan, Mary Ann's tenacity eventually pays off.
Doctor Strange stars in his most spellbinding series! The world believes Strange dead, and Dormammu has stolen control of the Sorcerer Supreme's body. But when Clea comes to Stephen's aid, the two must make a binding commitment! There'll be Faustian gambits to deal with, Strange will be given the tabloid treatment, and he'll face unfamiliar foes like Hobgoblin and the Enchantress! But during the Dark Wars against Dormammu, will Baron Mordo become Earth's Sorcerer Supreme? Then, Strange stares down the supernatural as vampires like Baron Blood make their comeback! The Infinity Gauntlet will pit Strange against old friend Silver Surfer, but who else could lend a hand against the Fear Lords? It's Daredevil, Man Without Fear!
Showcasing the work of fan favorites Timothy Truman and Tomas Giorello, this action-packed omnibus includes stories such as "The Hand of Nergal," an unfinished fragment by creator Robert E. Howard; the powerful "Black Colossus," in which Conan tries his hand at being a professional warrior; and a series of tales which detail the Cimmerian's return to his homeland and his familial roots. Also featuring guest artist and horror master Richard Corben, this is an essential addition to any Conan fan's library!
To the thousands of tiny nomes living under the floorboards of a large department Store, there is no Outside. No Day or Night, no Sun or Rain. They're just daft old legends. Until they hear the devastating news that the Store is to be demolished . . . And so their journey begins. From the store to an abandoned quarry - where they find the monster Jekub - and on to a place where they must steal one of those space shuttle things, all the nomes want is to get home again. They don't mean to cause any trouble . . . A magnificent trilogy of tales about about a race of little people struggling to survive in a world full of humans. From Carnegie Medal-winning author, Terry Pratchett.