Author: Stephen King,Peter Straub
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The iconic, “extraordinary” (The Washington Post) collaboration between #1 bestselling author Stephen King and Peter Straub—an epic thriller about a young boy’s quest to save his mother’s life. Why had twelve-year-old Jack Sawyer’s mother frantically moved the two of them from Rodeo Drive to a New York City apartment to the Alhambra, a fading ocean resort and shuttered amusement park in New Hampshire? Who or what is she running from? She is dying . . . and even young Jack knows she can’t outrun death. But only he can save her—for he has been chosen to search for a prize across an epic landscape of dangers and lies, a realm of innocents and monsters, where everything Jack loves is on the line.
Author: Walter Scott
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
This vintage book contains Sir Walter Scott's 1825 novel, “The Talisman”. It is the second novel in Scott's “Tales of the Crusaders” series and a sequel to “The Betrothed”. Political intrigue and scheming is threatening to bring the Third Crusade to a end as King Richard the Lionheart's health deteriorates at an ever-increasing rate. Brimming with betrayal, redemption, and double-crossing, “The Talisman” constitutes a must-read for fans of historical fiction and is not to be missed by collectors of Scott's seminal work. Contents include: “Sir Walter Scott”, “Introduction to The Talisman”, “Appendix to Introduction”, “Tales of the Crusaders. Tale II.— The Talisman”, “Chapter I”, “Chapter II”, “Chapter III”, et cetera. Sir Walter Scott (1771 – 1832) was a seminal Scottish playwright, poet, and historical novelist whose novels were and remain to be widely read and enjoyed the world over. Other notables works by this author include: “Ivanhoe”, “Rob Roy”, “Old Mortality”, “The Lady of the Lake”, “Waverley”, “The Heart of Midlothian”, and “The Bride of Lammermoor”. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.
The Road of Trials
Author: Peter Straub,Stephen King
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
A graphic interpretation of a best-selling work by the award-winning authors follows the desperate quest of young Jack Sawyer between Earth and a mysterious parallel world called The Territories.
Author: Stephen King,Peter Straub
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
Zwei Autoren, die für exzellenten Horror stehen, haben ihre Fähigkeiten zum zweiten Mal vereint; zwanzig Jahre nach «Der Talisman» legen sie erneut einen packenden Roman vor. Um einen unheimlichen Serienmörder zu stellen, muss Ex-Detective Jack Sawyer das schwarze Haus betreten - es ist der Eingang zu einer anderen Welt.
Author: Lynda La Plante
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Following the 30th Anniversary edition of The Legacy, comes the thrilling sequel, The Talisman, from bestselling screenwriter and author Lynda La Plante. For each new generation, the Talisman is the key to a fortune. Edward, who inherits his father's looks . . . and his curse. Alex, his brother, whose quest for revenge will fuel an empire built on corruption. Evelyne and Juliana, the fourth generation, are still haunted by the family's past. From the miseries of the war years to the glamorous present, in London, America and South Africa, Lynda La Plante continues the bestselling saga that began with The Legacy. The passionate story of a family's lives and fortunes and the curse that forged their names . . . 'A torrid tale of love, intrigue and passion' Express 'Lynda La Plante is without a doubt one of the best writers working today' Karin Slaughter
Author: Clifford D. Simak
Publisher: Open Road Media
A strange assortment of humans and otherworldly beings joins a young soldier of God on his perilous quest through an alternate, technology-free reality ruled by an all-powerful Evil In an alternate world where the Dark Ages never ended, “the Evil” that arises every five hundred years has prevented all manner of technological advancement, even well into the twentieth century. The son of a powerful English noble, young Duncan Standish has always longed to be a soldier of the Lord, and now he’s been offered a rare opportunity to fulfill his dream. Entrusted with the delivery of an ancient manuscript—purported to be irrefutable evidence of the existence of Jesus Christ—to a noted Oxenford scholar, Duncan must journey many perilous miles in the company of a motley group of fellow travelers, including a goblin, a ghost, and other magical and non-magical companions. But the road they traverse together is fraught with terrible trials that would test even the most devout, for the Evil is strong in this place of dark wonders. Multiple Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Award–winner and SFWA Grand Master Clifford D. Simak moves easily from science fiction to quest fantasy in this enthralling tale of magic, peril, and discovery on an Earth that never was. Rich in color, thrills, and wild invention, and populated by a highly original and unforgettable cast of characters, Fellowship of the Talisman showcases the author’s peerless storytelling skills, demonstrating once again that the great Simak had few equals in the realm of twentieth-century speculative fiction.
Author: Robert Holdstock
Publisher: Hachette UK
Out on the bleak coast, the land itself held memories of blood and betrayal. Memories that had summoned both the evil and the innocent in a dark and hellborn quest. For Dan Brady the talisman could be a precious clue in his desperate quest to discover where the occult power that had abducted his family was keeping them. But a force had been unleashed, a foulness from the dark past that threatened a whole community. And only Dan Brady could confront it.
Author: Annie Shepard
Blinded and helpless, they reached out to each other. Shizarah grabbed Stonewalls forearm with both hands and secured a vice-like grip on it. He in turn pulled his arm closer to pin her between himself and his shield. Colin and Darseni were left drifting alone, hands vainly seeking out something to hold onto as they felt themselves falling. Four friends from a world of magic and fantastical creatures find themselves dropped in a world of technology with their only way home broken into pieces. Lost in a place unfamiliar to them, they must retrieve their ride home and undo the damage they have caused to someone elses home.
Author: Jonathan Aycliffe
Publisher: Hachette UK
A statue, unearthed in ancient Babylon during the course of an archaeological dig, is transported to London. Once there, it quickly exerts an evil influence over those with whom it comes into contact; an influence which threatens to spread throughout London and beyond, and which pits the living against the dead in a battle for all mankind . . . Praise for Jonathan Aycliffe: 'Aycliffe has a fine touch' Independent 'Aycliffe conjures up a feeling of dread that deepens with each unsettling incident' Time Out 'Naomi's Room must rank among the finest of English ghost stories . . . They certainly don't come more dark or fearsome.' Newcastle Evening Chronicle
Author: Frederick Hastings
This book is about a group of Dwarf. Elves, Knights Wizards, Barbarians, Paladins, and Sorceress going up against a wizard with a big army of monsters he is creating with a talisman. He is turning any kind of animal he can get into all types of monsters to fight in his armies. He is robbing the lands of all the animals and must be stopped. This is the story of the little group sat out to stop the wizard and destroy the talisman. There is a lot of combat and some parts are funny. There adventure will keep you interested I hope. James handed Samuel his sword. Samuel took the sword and stated looking it all over and saying “Oh yes, oh yes, as he looked at it. Do you know what sword you have got here" asked Samuel. “No, Lee didn’t tell me anything about it he just said that Peter the Great had once owned it,” said James. “Come with me" said Samuel. They walked over to a big tree about eighteen inches round. Here take your sword arid ‘Take a good swing at that tree like you mean it” Samuel told him. Everyone watched as James raised his sword and cut the tree in half with one blow. James and the others just stood looking at the fallen tree.
The Talisman Prophecies
Author: Patrick Tilley
Publisher: A&C Black
Hundreds of years after civilisation has been destroyed by nuclear war, the Earth is divided between the Trackers of the Amtrak Federation ? a community living in vast subterranean cities ? and the Mutes, who have evolved to withstand the radiation that has driven their foes underground. A long war for possession of the overground has killed and enslaved many of the Mutes, leaving only the Plainfolk to resist the Federation. The Mutes' physical strength and tribal way of life is no match for the advanced weaponry that is used against them. Mr Snow, supernaturally gifted wordsmith of the Mute clan M'Call, is the Plainfolk's last hope in withstanding the onslaught of the 'sand-burrower's' attacks. Seventeen-year-old rookie wingman Steve Brickman is just about to graduate from Flight Academy. Safe in the knowledge of his own brilliance, his future seems assured. As a member of the Tracker society, Brickman has grown up deep underground, protected from the radiation of the blue-sky world above. The lure of this open space fills him with both fear and excitement, as he anticipates piloting his first mission against the sub-human Mutes. But all does not go as smoothly as planned, as the clan M'Call kidnaps Steve and puts him under the strange tutelage of the mysterious Mr Snow. Captivated by the beautiful Clearwater and befriended by the stoic Cadillac, Brickman soon discovers that there is more to the Mutes than his masters would have him believe. Eyes now open to the Mute's humanity, Brickman is torn by a painful divided loyalty. And now, it seems, he has become embroiled in an ancient Mute prophecy; that of the Talisman, the one who will save them all. Cloud Warrior, first published in 1983, is the first instalment of Patrick Tilley's internationally best selling science fiction epic, The Amtrak Wars Saga.