Spydus Search Results - Adrian's Sci Fi and Fantasy https://cockburnlibrary.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?QRY=SBN%3A%20(9780356500867%20%2F%209780356501840%20%2F%209780356500539%20%2F%209780007496969%20%2F%209781446493830%20%2F%209781448184088%20%2F%209780356501888%20%2F%209780099244721%20%2F%209780143111603%20%2F%209780007291182%20%2F%209780441117734%20%2F%200006480446%20%2F%209781784971861%20%2F%209781409067146%20%2F%209781446457863%20%2F%209781473518858%20%2F%209781620510902%20%2F%209781620510919%20%2F%209781620510926%20%2F%209781620511053%20%2F%209781587675713%20%2F%209781472234605%20%2F%209780330447553%20%2F%209780545392495%20%2F%209780545529518%20%2F%209780545633796%20%2F%209780356502588%20%2F%209780857894601%20%2F%209780552557795%20%2F%209781841499963%20%2F%209780141924045%20%2F%209780575089914%20%2F%209780765316882%20%2F%209780575089945%20%2F%209780575105836%20%2F%209781473208216%20%2F%209781473208261%20%2F%209781938570124%20%2F%209780575075603%20%2F%209781444738575%20%2F%209781444738612%20%2F%209781444738650%20%2F%201857236041%20%2F%201857235991%20%2F%209780886779061%20%2F%209780756400309%20%2F%20033036426X%20%2F%209780007374038%20%2F%209780007383443%20%2F%209780007370443)&QRYTEXT=Adrian's%20Sci%20Fi%20and%20Fantasy&SETLVL=SET&CF=BIB&SORTS=DTE.DATE1.DESC&NRECS=20 Spydus Search Results en © Civica Pty Ltd. All rights reserved. Neuromancer / William Gibson ; series Introduction by Neil Gaiman. https://cockburnlibrary.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=367619&CF=BIB CLASSIC FICTION (PRE C 1945). Before the Internet was commonplace, William Gibson showed us the Matrix-a world within the world, the representation of every byte of data in cyberspace. Henry Dorsett Case was the sharpest data-thief in the Matrix, until an ex-employer crippled his nervous system. Now a new employer has recruited him for a last-chance run against an unthinkably powerful artificial intelligence. With a mirror-eyed girl street-samurai riding shotgun, he's ready for the silicon-quick, bleakly prophetic adventure that upped the ante on an entire genre of fiction. CLASSIC FICTION (PRE C 1945). Before the Internet was commonplace, William Gibson showed us the Matrix-a world within the world, the representation of every byte of data in cyberspace. Henry Dorsett Case was the sharpest data-thief in the Matrix, until an ex-employer crippled his nervous system. Now a new employer has recruited him for a last-chance run against an unthinkably powerful artificial intelligence. With a mirror-eyed girl street-samurai riding shotgun, he's ready for the silicon-quick, bleakly prophetic adventure that upped the ante on an entire genre of fiction.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Gibson, William, 1948-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>New York : Penguin Books, 2016.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©1988.<br />xxiii, 277 pages ; 22 cm.<br />Penguin galaxy<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Average rating: </span><span style="vertical-align: middle;"><img style="margin:0;" src="https://cockburnlibrary.spydus.com/gifs/small-star.gif" alt="★" /><img style="margin:0;" src="https://cockburnlibrary.spydus.com/gifs/small-star.gif" alt="★" /><img style="margin:0;" src="https://cockburnlibrary.spydus.com/gifs/small-star.gif" alt="★" /><img style="margin:0;" src="https://cockburnlibrary.spydus.com/gifs/small-star.gif" alt="★" /><img style="margin:0;" src="https://cockburnlibrary.spydus.com/gifs/small-star.gif" alt="★" /><img style="margin:0;" src="https://cockburnlibrary.spydus.com/gifs/small-star.gif" alt="★" /><img style="margin:0;" src="https://cockburnlibrary.spydus.com/gifs/small-star.gif" alt="★" /><img style="margin:0;" src="https://cockburnlibrary.spydus.com/gifs/small-star.gif" alt="★" /><img style="margin:0;" src="https://cockburnlibrary.spydus.com/gifs/small-blankstar.gif" alt="☆" /><img style="margin:0;" src="https://cockburnlibrary.spydus.com/gifs/small-blankstar.gif" alt="☆" /></span> (1 review)<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">1 reserve</span><br /><br />Spearwood Library - (Cockburn Libraries) - Adult Fiction - F GIB - On reserve shelf - 31111068823267<br />Success Library - (Cockburn Libraries) - Adult Fiction - F GIB - Science Fiction & Fantasy - Available - L10301788191<br /> Mr murder / Dean Koontz. https://cockburnlibrary.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=370832&CF=BIB THRILLER / SUSPENSE. For author Martin Stillwater, life couldn't be more perfect. He and Paige are happy together; their two daughters, Emily and Charlotte, are intelligent and healthy; and his novels are achieving long-hoped-for levels of success. So why does he feel such dread, experience sudden blackouts? The killer doesn't know his own name, only the name he uses. He has no family, no friends, no home. He cannot recall who gives him his assignments, and he doesn't know why his targets must die. Now, however, he senses that in a town he can't yet envision, a life awaits him, a place to call home, with family and friends. THRILLER / SUSPENSE. For author Martin Stillwater, life couldn't be more perfect. He and Paige are happy together; their two daughters, Emily and Charlotte, are intelligent and healthy; and his novels are achieving long-hoped-for levels of success. So why does he feel such dread, experience sudden blackouts? The killer doesn't know his own name, only the name he uses. He has no family, no friends, no home. He cannot recall who gives him his assignments, and he doesn't know why his targets must die. Now, however, he senses that in a town he can't yet envision, a life awaits him, a place to call home, with family and friends.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray), 1945-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Headline Book Publishing, 2016.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©1993.<br />436 pages ; 20 cm.<br /><br />Success Library - (Cockburn Libraries) - Adult Fiction - F KOO - Horror - Available - 31111069101135<br /> Six scary stories / selected & introduced by Stephen King. https://cockburnlibrary.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=371134&CF=BIB Collects the top six entries in a short story contest celebrating Stephen King's "The Bazaar of Bad Dreams." Collects the top six entries in a short story contest celebrating Stephen King's "The Bazaar of Bad Dreams."<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Baltimore : Cemetery Dance Publications, 2016.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2016.<br />126 pages ; 24 cm.<br /><br />Spearwood Library - (Cockburn Libraries) - Adult Fiction - F SIX - Available - 31111068423787<br /> Mistborn [electronic resource] : Secret History / Brandon Sanderson https://cockburnlibrary.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=428168&CF=BIB Mistborn: Secret History is a companion story to the original Mistborn Trilogy.As such, it contains HUGE SPOILERS for the books Mistborn (the Final Empire), The Well of Ascension, and The Hero of Ages. It also contains very minor spoilers for the book The Bands of Mourning.Mistborn: Secret History builds upon the characterization, events, and worldbuilding of the original trilogy. Reading it without that background will be a confusing process at best.In short, this isn't the place to start your journey into Mistborn. (Though if you have read the trilogy—but it has been a while—you should be just fine, so long as you remember the characters and the general plot of the books.)Saying anything more here risks revealing too much. Even knowledge of this story's existence is, in a way, a spoiler.There's always another secret. Mistborn: Secret History is a companion story to the original Mistborn Trilogy.As such, it contains HUGE SPOILERS for the books Mistborn (the Final Empire), The Well of Ascension, and The Hero of Ages. It also contains very minor spoilers for the book The Bands of Mourning.Mistborn: Secret History builds upon the characterization, events, and worldbuilding of the original trilogy. Reading it without that background will be a confusing process at best.In short, this isn't the place to start your journey into Mistborn. (Though if you have read the trilogy—but it has been a while—you should be just fine, so long as you remember the characters and the general plot of the books.)Saying anything more here risks revealing too much. Even knowledge of this story's existence is, in a way, a spoiler.There's always another secret.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Sanderson, Brandon<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>[Place of publication not identified] : Dragonsteel Entertainment, LLC, 2016<br />1 online resource (1 text file)<br /><br />Online - (Cockburn Libraries) - eBooks - Overdrive - eBook - eBook - Borrow this eBook - DUMMY<br /> Shadows of self / Brandon Sanderson. https://cockburnlibrary.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=334252&CF=BIB "Picking up the action about a year later [from The Alloy of Law], Shadows of Self shows us much more about how the Mistborn world and society are evolving as technology and magic mix, the economy grows, democracy contends with corruption, and religion becomes a growing cultural force, with four faiths competing for believers. This bustling, optimistic, but still shaky society now faces its first instance of terrorism, crimes intended to stir up labor strife and religious conflict. Wax and Wayne, assisted by the lovely, brilliant Marasi, must unravel the conspiracy before civil strife stops Scadrial's progress in its tracks." "Picking up the action about a year later [from The Alloy of Law], Shadows of Self shows us much more about how the Mistborn world and society are evolving as technology and magic mix, the economy grows, democracy contends with corruption, and religion becomes a growing cultural force, with four faiths competing for believers. This bustling, optimistic, but still shaky society now faces its first instance of terrorism, crimes intended to stir up labor strife and religious conflict. Wax and Wayne, assisted by the lovely, brilliant Marasi, must unravel the conspiracy before civil strife stops Scadrial's progress in its tracks."<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Sanderson, Brandon<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Gollancz, 2015.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2015.<br />383 pages : maps ; 25 cm.<br />Mistborn ; 5<br /><br />Spearwood Library - (Cockburn Libraries) - Adult Fiction - F SAN - Available - 31111065112185<br />Success Library - (Cockburn Libraries) - Adult Fiction - F SAN - Science Fiction & Fantasy - Available - 31111065112235<br /> Wizard's First Rule [electronic resource] / Terry Goodkind https://cockburnlibrary.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=444424&CF=BIB Deep in the upper Ven Forest, close to the Boundry, woodsman Richard Cypher is intent on tracking down his father's killers. Richard has no idea of how far his quest will take him from home, nor that his world, his very beliefs, are about to be shattered... Kahlan Amnell, tormented by treachery and loss, is being hunted, pursued remorselessly by a bloodthirsty tyrant's assassins. A monstrous evil is about to be unleashed upon the world and she knows her one hope of halting it is to find the last great Wizard... Together, Richard and Kahlan have a destiny that will not be denied, a destiny that will embroil them in a war three-millennia past... a war that is about to re-ignite with world-devouring violence. Deep in the upper Ven Forest, close to the Boundry, woodsman Richard Cypher is intent on tracking down his father's killers. Richard has no idea of how far his quest will take him from home, nor that his world, his very beliefs, are about to be shattered... Kahlan Amnell, tormented by treachery and loss, is being hunted, pursued remorselessly by a bloodthirsty tyrant's assassins. A monstrous evil is about to be unleashed upon the world and she knows her one hope of halting it is to find the last great Wizard... Together, Richard and Kahlan have a destiny that will not be denied, a destiny that will embroil them in a war three-millennia past... a war that is about to re-ignite with world-devouring violence.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Goodkind, Terry<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>[Place of publication not identified] : Head of Zeus, 2015<br />1 online resource (1 text file)<br />Sword of Truth<br /><br />Online - (Cockburn Libraries) - eBooks - Overdrive - eBook - eBook - Borrow this eBook - DUMMY<br /> Sand [electronic resource] / Hugh Howey https://cockburnlibrary.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=435093&CF=BIB The old world is buried. A new one has been forged atop the shifting dunes. Here in this land of howling wind and infernal sand, four siblings find themselves scattered and lost. Their father was a sand diver, one of the elite few who could travel deep beneath the desert floor and bring up the relics and scraps that keep their people alive. But their father is gone. And the world he left behind might be next. Welcome to the world of Sand, the first new novel from New York Times bestselling author Hugh Howey since his publication of the Silo Saga. Unrelated to those works, which looked at a dystopian world under totalitarian rule, Sand is an exploration of lawlessness. Here is a land ignored. Here is a people left to fend for themselves. Adjust your ker and take a last, deep breath before you enter. The old world is buried. A new one has been forged atop the shifting dunes. Here in this land of howling wind and infernal sand, four siblings find themselves scattered and lost. Their father was a sand diver, one of the elite few who could travel deep beneath the desert floor and bring up the relics and scraps that keep their people alive. But their father is gone. And the world he left behind might be next. Welcome to the world of Sand, the first new novel from New York Times bestselling author Hugh Howey since his publication of the Silo Saga. Unrelated to those works, which looked at a dystopian world under totalitarian rule, Sand is an exploration of lawlessness. Here is a land ignored. Here is a people left to fend for themselves. Adjust your ker and take a last, deep breath before you enter.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Howey, Hugh<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>[Place of publication not identified] : NLA Digital LLC, 2014<br />1 online resource (1 text file)<br />Sand<br /><br />Online - (Cockburn Libraries) - eBooks - Overdrive - eBook - eBook - Borrow this eBook - DUMMY<br /> Sleeping late on judgement day / Tad Williams. https://cockburnlibrary.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=254271&CF=BIB FANTASY. Bobby Dollar thinks he's seen it all - after all, he's been to Hell and back again. Literally. But he has another think coming. Sleeping Late on Judgement Day will find Bobby back in his adopted hometown of San Judas, California, trying to stay out of trouble...and failing. His love life is still a mess, there are one too many people who have it out for him, and drowning his sorrows in a nice glass of whisky won't keep the demons at bay forever. Bobby's going to have to pull himself together and make a few tough decisions before time runs out. The problem is, time could run out at any moment. In the final Bobby Dollar novel in Tad Williams' groundbreaking epic fantasy trilogy, fallen angel Bobby Dollar will finally be force to confront the one problem he can't talk his way out of: his own. FANTASY. Bobby Dollar thinks he's seen it all - after all, he's been to Hell and back again. Literally. But he has another think coming. Sleeping Late on Judgement Day will find Bobby back in his adopted hometown of San Judas, California, trying to stay out of trouble...and failing. His love life is still a mess, there are one too many people who have it out for him, and drowning his sorrows in a nice glass of whisky won't keep the demons at bay forever. Bobby's going to have to pull himself together and make a few tough decisions before time runs out. The problem is, time could run out at any moment. In the final Bobby Dollar novel in Tad Williams' groundbreaking epic fantasy trilogy, fallen angel Bobby Dollar will finally be force to confront the one problem he can't talk his way out of: his own.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Williams, Tad<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2014.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2014.<br />439 pages ; 24 cm.<br />Bobby Dollar ; 3.<br /><br />Spearwood Library - (Cockburn Libraries) - Adult Fiction - F WIL - Available - 31111060516828<br /> Dust [electronic resource] : Wool Series, Book 9 / Hugh Howey https://cockburnlibrary.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=414838&CF=BIB WOOL introduced the silo and its inhabitants. SHIFT told the story of their making. DUST will chronicle their undoing. Welcome to the underground. WOOL introduced the silo and its inhabitants. SHIFT told the story of their making. DUST will chronicle their undoing. Welcome to the underground.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Howey, Hugh<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>[Place of publication not identified] : NLA Digital, LLC, 2013<br />1 online resource (1 text file)<br />Wool<br /><br />Online - (Cockburn Libraries) - eBooks - Overdrive - eBook - eBook - Borrow this eBook - DUMMY<br /> Fahrenheit 451 [electronic resource] / Ray Bradbury https://cockburnlibrary.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=416185&CF=BIB The hauntingly prophetic classic novel set in a not-too-distant future where books are burned by a special task force of firemen. Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to burn books, which are forbidden, being the source of all discord and unhappiness. Even so, Montag is unhappy; there is discord in his marriage. Are books hidden in his house? The Mechanical Hound of the Fire Department, armed with a lethal hypodermic, escorted by helicopters, is ready to track down those dissidents who defy society to preserve and read books. The Classic novel of a post-literate future, Fahrenheit 451 is part of the Voyager Classic series. It stands alongside Orwell's 1984 and Huxley's Brave New World as a prophetic account of Western civilization's enslavement by the media, drugs and conformity. Bradbury's powerful and poetic prose combines with uncanny insight into the potential of technology to creat a novel which, forty years on from first publication, still has the power to dazzle and shock. The hauntingly prophetic classic novel set in a not-too-distant future where books are burned by a special task force of firemen. Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to burn books, which are forbidden, being the source of all discord and unhappiness. Even so, Montag is unhappy; there is discord in his marriage. Are books hidden in his house? The Mechanical Hound of the Fire Department, armed with a lethal hypodermic, escorted by helicopters, is ready to track down those dissidents who defy society to preserve and read books. The Classic novel of a post-literate future, Fahrenheit 451 is part of the Voyager Classic series. It stands alongside Orwell's 1984 and Huxley's Brave New World as a prophetic account of Western civilization's enslavement by the media, drugs and conformity. Bradbury's powerful and poetic prose combines with uncanny insight into the potential of technology to creat a novel which, forty years on from first publication, still has the power to dazzle and shock.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Bradbury, Ray<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>[Place of publication not identified] : HarperCollins Publishers, 2013<br />1 online resource (1 text file)<br /><br />Online - (Cockburn Libraries) - eBooks - Overdrive - eBook - eBook - Borrow this eBook - DUMMY<br /> Happy hour in hell / Tad Williams. https://cockburnlibrary.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=252529&CF=BIB Bobby Dollar has a problem or four of epic proportions. Problem one: his best friend Sam has given him an angel's feather that also happens to be evidence of an unholy pact between Bobby's employers and those who dwell in the infernal depths. Problem two: Eligor, Grand Duke of Hell, wants to get his claws on the feather at all costs, but particularly at all cost to Bobby . Problem three: Bobby has fallen in love with Casimira, Countess of Cold Hands, who just happens to be Eligor's girlfriend. Problem four: Eligor, aware of Problem three, has whisked Casimira off to the Bottomless Pit itself, telling Bobby he will never see her again unless he hands over the feather. But Bobby, long-time veteran of the endless war between above and below, is not the type of guy who finds Hell intimidating. All he has to do is toss on a demon's body, sneak through the infernal gates, solve the mystery of the angel's feather, and rescue the girl. Saving the day should just be a matter of an eon or two of anguish, mutilation and horror. If only it were that easy. Bobby Dollar has a problem or four of epic proportions. Problem one: his best friend Sam has given him an angel's feather that also happens to be evidence of an unholy pact between Bobby's employers and those who dwell in the infernal depths. Problem two: Eligor, Grand Duke of Hell, wants to get his claws on the feather at all costs, but particularly at all cost to Bobby . Problem three: Bobby has fallen in love with Casimira, Countess of Cold Hands, who just happens to be Eligor's girlfriend. Problem four: Eligor, aware of Problem three, has whisked Casimira off to the Bottomless Pit itself, telling Bobby he will never see her again unless he hands over the feather. But Bobby, long-time veteran of the endless war between above and below, is not the type of guy who finds Hell intimidating. All he has to do is toss on a demon's body, sneak through the infernal gates, solve the mystery of the angel's feather, and rescue the girl. Saving the day should just be a matter of an eon or two of anguish, mutilation and horror. If only it were that easy.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Williams, Tad<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2013.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London Hodder & Stoughton, 2013.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2013<br />404 pages ; 20 cm.<br />Bobby Dollar ; 2<br /><br />Success Library - (Cockburn Libraries) - Adult Fiction - F WIL - Science Fiction & Fantasy - Available - L10301883348<br /> The Shift Omnibus [electronic resource] : Wool Series, Books 6-8 / Hugh Howey https://cockburnlibrary.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=436510&CF=BIB In 2007, the Center for Automation in Nanobiotech (CAN) outlined the hardware and software platform that would one day allow robots smaller than human cells to make medical diagnoses, conduct repairs, and even self-propagate. In the same year, the CBS network re-aired a program about the effects of propranolol on sufferers of extreme trauma. A simple pill, it had been discovered, could wipe out the memory of any traumatic event. At almost the same moment in humanity's broad history, mankind had discovered the means for bringing about its utter downfall. And the ability to forget it ever happened. This is the sequel to the New York Times bestselling WOOL series. In 2007, the Center for Automation in Nanobiotech (CAN) outlined the hardware and software platform that would one day allow robots smaller than human cells to make medical diagnoses, conduct repairs, and even self-propagate. In the same year, the CBS network re-aired a program about the effects of propranolol on sufferers of extreme trauma. A simple pill, it had been discovered, could wipe out the memory of any traumatic event. At almost the same moment in humanity's broad history, mankind had discovered the means for bringing about its utter downfall. And the ability to forget it ever happened. This is the sequel to the New York Times bestselling WOOL series.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Howey, Hugh<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>[Place of publication not identified] : NLA Digital, LLC, 2013<br />1 online resource (1 text file)<br />Wool<br /><br />Online - (Cockburn Libraries) - eBooks - Overdrive - eBook - eBook - Borrow this eBook - DUMMY<br /> The Runaway King [electronic resource] : Ascendance Trilogy, Book 2 / Jennifer A. Nielsen https://cockburnlibrary.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=434864&CF=BIB Just weeks after Jaron has taken the throne, an assassination attempt forces him into a deadly situation. Rumors of a coming war are winding their way between the castle walls, and Jaron feels the pressure quietly mounting within Carthya. Soon, it becomes clear that deserting the kingdom may be his only hope of saving it. But the further Jaron is forced to run from his identity, the more he wonders if it is possible to go too far. Will he ever be able to return home again? Or will he have to sacrifice his own life in order to save his kingdom? The stunning second installment of The Ascendance Trilogy takes readers on a roller-coaster ride of treason and murder, thrills and peril, as they journey with the Runaway King! Just weeks after Jaron has taken the throne, an assassination attempt forces him into a deadly situation. Rumors of a coming war are winding their way between the castle walls, and Jaron feels the pressure quietly mounting within Carthya. Soon, it becomes clear that deserting the kingdom may be his only hope of saving it. But the further Jaron is forced to run from his identity, the more he wonders if it is possible to go too far. Will he ever be able to return home again? Or will he have to sacrifice his own life in order to save his kingdom? The stunning second installment of The Ascendance Trilogy takes readers on a roller-coaster ride of treason and murder, thrills and peril, as they journey with the Runaway King!<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Nielsen, Jennifer A.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>[Place of publication not identified] : Scholastic Inc., 2013<br />1 online resource (1 text file)<br />Ascendance Trilogy<br /><br />Online - (Cockburn Libraries) - eBooks - Overdrive - eBook - eBook - Borrow this eBook - DUMMY<br /> Wool [electronic resource] : Wool: Holston; Wool: Proper Gauge; Wool: Casting Off; Wool: The Unraveling; Wool: The Stranded / Hugh Howey https://cockburnlibrary.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=444591&CF=BIB In a ruined and toxic landscape, a community exists in a giant silo underground, hundreds of stories deep. There, men and women live in a society full of regulations they believe are meant to protect them. Sheriff Holston, who has unwaveringly upheld the silo's rules for years, unexpectedly breaks the greatest taboo of all: He asks to go outside. His fateful decision unleashes a drastic series of events. An unlikely candidate is appointed to replace him: Juliette, a mechanic with no training in law, whose special knack is fixing machines. Now Juliette is about to be entrusted with fixing her silo, and she will soon learn just how badly her world is broken. The silo is about to confront what its history has only hinted about and its inhabitants have never dared to whisper. Uprising. WOOL is the first novel in the bestselling Silo series that also includes SHIFT and DUST. In a ruined and toxic landscape, a community exists in a giant silo underground, hundreds of stories deep. There, men and women live in a society full of regulations they believe are meant to protect them. Sheriff Holston, who has unwaveringly upheld the silo's rules for years, unexpectedly breaks the greatest taboo of all: He asks to go outside. His fateful decision unleashes a drastic series of events. An unlikely candidate is appointed to replace him: Juliette, a mechanic with no training in law, whose special knack is fixing machines. Now Juliette is about to be entrusted with fixing her silo, and she will soon learn just how badly her world is broken. The silo is about to confront what its history has only hinted about and its inhabitants have never dared to whisper. Uprising. WOOL is the first novel in the bestselling Silo series that also includes SHIFT and DUST.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Howey, Hugh<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>[Place of publication not identified] : NLA Digital, LLC, 2013<br />1 online resource (1 text file)<br />Wool<br /><br />Online - (Cockburn Libraries) - eBooks - Overdrive - eBook - eBook - Borrow this eBook - DUMMY<br /> The dirty streets of heaven / Tad Williams. https://cockburnlibrary.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=492669&CF=BIB Bobby Dollar, an angel who has taken part in the long battle between Heaven and Hell, must figure out why there are suddenly an unprecedented number of souls missing from both sides and who summoned a Babylonian demon to kill him. Bobby Dollar, an angel who has taken part in the long battle between Heaven and Hell, must figure out why there are suddenly an unprecedented number of souls missing from both sides and who summoned a Babylonian demon to kill him.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Williams, Tad<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Hodder, 2013.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2012<br />406 pages ; 20 cm.<br />Bobby Dollar novel ; 1<br /><br />Success Library - (Cockburn Libraries) - Adult Fiction - F WIL - Science Fiction & Fantasy - Available - L10302211548<br /> The alloy of law / Brandon Sanderson. https://cockburnlibrary.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=353392&CF=BIB "Three hundred years after the events of the Mistborn trilogy, Scadrial is on the verge of modernity, with railroads to supplement the canals, electric lighting in the streets and the homes of the wealthy, and the first steel-framed skyscrapers racing for the clouds. Kelsier, Vin, Elend, Sazed, Spook, and the rest are now part of history--or religion.Yet even as science and technology are reaching new heights, the old magics of Allomancy and Feruchemy continue to play a role in this reborn world. Out in the frontier lands known as the Roughs, they are crucial tools for the brave men and women attempting to establish order and justice. One such is Waxillium Ladrian, a rare Twinborn who can Push on metals with hisAllomancy and use Feruchemy to become lighter or heavier at will. After twenty years in the Roughs, Wax has been forced by family tragedy to return to the metropolis of Elendel. Now he must reluctantly put away his guns and assume the duties and dignity incumbent upon the head of a noble house. Or so he thinks, until he learns the hard way that the mansions and elegant tree-lined streets of the city can be even more dangerous than the dusty plains of the Roughs. "-- "Three hundred years after the events of the Mistborn trilogy, Scadrial is on the verge of modernity, with railroads to supplement the canals, electric lighting in the streets and the homes of the wealthy, and the first steel-framed skyscrapers racing for the clouds. Kelsier, Vin, Elend, Sazed, Spook, and the rest are now part of history--or religion.Yet even as science and technology are reaching new heights, the old magics of Allomancy and Feruchemy continue to play a role in this reborn world. Out in the frontier lands known as the Roughs, they are crucial tools for the brave men and women attempting to establish order and justice. One such is Waxillium Ladrian, a rare Twinborn who can Push on metals with hisAllomancy and use Feruchemy to become lighter or heavier at will. After twenty years in the Roughs, Wax has been forced by family tragedy to return to the metropolis of Elendel. Now he must reluctantly put away his guns and assume the duties and dignity incumbent upon the head of a noble house. Or so he thinks, until he learns the hard way that the mansions and elegant tree-lined streets of the city can be even more dangerous than the dusty plains of the Roughs. "--<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Sanderson, Brandon<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Gollancz, 2012.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London Gollancz, 2012.<br />332 p. ; 20 cm.<br />Mistborn ; 4<br /><br />Coolbellup Library - (Cockburn Libraries) - Adult Fiction - F SAN - Science Fiction & Fantasy - Available - L10301814443<br /> The False Prince [electronic resource] : Ascendance Trilogy, Book 1 / Jennifer A. Nielsen https://cockburnlibrary.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=416383&CF=BIB In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king's long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage. Sage knows that Conner's motives are more than questionable, yet his life balances on a sword's point — he must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed. But Sage's rivals have their own agendas as well. As Sage moves from a rundown orphanage to Conner's sumptuous palace, layer upon layer of treachery and deceit unfold, until finally, a truth is revealed that, in the end, may very well prove more dangerous than all of the lies taken together. An extraordinary adventure filled with danger and action, lies and deadly truths that will have readers clinging to the edge of their seats. In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king's long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage. Sage knows that Conner's motives are more than questionable, yet his life balances on a sword's point — he must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed. But Sage's rivals have their own agendas as well. As Sage moves from a rundown orphanage to Conner's sumptuous palace, layer upon layer of treachery and deceit unfold, until finally, a truth is revealed that, in the end, may very well prove more dangerous than all of the lies taken together. An extraordinary adventure filled with danger and action, lies and deadly truths that will have readers clinging to the edge of their seats.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Nielsen, Jennifer A.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>[Place of publication not identified] : Scholastic Inc., 2012<br />1 online resource (1 text file)<br />Ascendance Trilogy<br /><br />Online - (Cockburn Libraries) - eBooks - Overdrive - eBook - eBook - Borrow this eBook - DUMMY<br /> The legend of Eli Monpress / Rachel Aaron. https://cockburnlibrary.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=250872&CF=BIB The spirit thief: Eli Monpress is a wizard with a knack for getting inanimate objects to do what he wants. He's also the age's most famous thief, and he's about to pull off his biggest heist yet: stealing the King of Mellinor. But when the king's brother claim's the throne for himself, it will be up to Eli to fix the whole mess - the very mess he started.The spirit rebellion: He is also still at large, which drives Miranda Lyonette crazy. While she's been kicked out of the Spirit Court, Eli's had plenty of time to plan his next adventure. But now the tables have turned, because Miranda has a new job -- and an opportunity to capture a certain thief. Things are about to get exciting for Eli. He's picked a winner for his newest heist. His target: the Duke of Gaol's famous "thief-proof" citadel. Eli knows Gaol is a trap, but what's life without challenges?The spirit eater: With the pressure on after his success in Gaol, Eli Monpress, professional thief and degenerate, decides it's time to lie low for a bit. Taking up residence in a tiny seaside village, Eli and his companions seize the chance for some fun and relaxation. Nico, however, is finding it a bit hard. Plagued by a demon's voice in her head and feeling powerless, she only sees herself as a burden. Everyone's holiday comes to an untimely close, though, when Pele arrives to beg Eli's help for finding her missing father. The spirit thief: Eli Monpress is a wizard with a knack for getting inanimate objects to do what he wants. He's also the age's most famous thief, and he's about to pull off his biggest heist yet: stealing the King of Mellinor. But when the king's brother claim's the throne for himself, it will be up to Eli to fix the whole mess - the very mess he started.<br />The spirit rebellion: He is also still at large, which drives Miranda Lyonette crazy. While she's been kicked out of the Spirit Court, Eli's had plenty of time to plan his next adventure. But now the tables have turned, because Miranda has a new job -- and an opportunity to capture a certain thief. Things are about to get exciting for Eli. He's picked a winner for his newest heist. His target: the Duke of Gaol's famous "thief-proof" citadel. Eli knows Gaol is a trap, but what's life without challenges?<br />The spirit eater: With the pressure on after his success in Gaol, Eli Monpress, professional thief and degenerate, decides it's time to lie low for a bit. Taking up residence in a tiny seaside village, Eli and his companions seize the chance for some fun and relaxation. Nico, however, is finding it a bit hard. Plagued by a demon's voice in her head and feeling powerless, she only sees herself as a burden. Everyone's holiday comes to an untimely close, though, when Pele arrives to beg Eli's help for finding her missing father.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Aaron, Rachel<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Orbit, 2012.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London Orbit, 2012.<br />949 pages ; 20 cm.<br />Aaron, Rachel. Legend of Eli Monpress<br /><br />Spearwood Library - (Cockburn Libraries) - Adult Fiction - F AAR - Check returns trolley - L10302261871<br /> 2312 / Kim Stanley Robinson. https://cockburnlibrary.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=210551&CF=BIB The year is 2312. Scientific and technological advances have opened gateways to an extraordinary future. Earth is no longer humanity's only home; new habitats have been created throughout the solar system on moons, planets, and in between. But in this year, 2312, a sequence of events will force humanity to confront its past, its present, and its future. The first event takes place on Mercury, on the city of Terminator, itself a miracle of engineering on an unprecedented scale. It is an unexpected death, but one that might have been foreseen. For Swan Er Hong, it is an event that will change her life. Swan was once a woman who designed worlds. Now she will be led into a plot to destroy them. The year is 2312. Scientific and technological advances have opened gateways to an extraordinary future. Earth is no longer humanity's only home; new habitats have been created throughout the solar system on moons, planets, and in between. But in this year, 2312, a sequence of events will force humanity to confront its past, its present, and its future. The first event takes place on Mercury, on the city of Terminator, itself a miracle of engineering on an unprecedented scale. It is an unexpected death, but one that might have been foreseen. For Swan Er Hong, it is an event that will change her life. Swan was once a woman who designed worlds. Now she will be led into a plot to destroy them.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Robinson, Kim Stanley<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Orbit, 2012.<br />ix, 561 p. ; 24 cm.<br /><br />Success Library - (Cockburn Libraries) - Adult Fiction - F ROB - Science Fiction & Fantasy - Available - 31111049821315<br /> The revenge of Eli Monpress / Rachel Aaron. https://cockburnlibrary.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=217457&CF=BIB FANTASY. Eli Monpress is vain. He's cocky. And he's a thief. But he's a thief who has just seen his bounty topped and he's not happy about it. The bounty topper, as it turns out, is his best friend and master swordsman, Josef. He's been keeping secrets from Eli. Apparently, he's the only prince of a rather feisty country, and he's been ordered to come home to do his duty. This means throwing over personal ambitions like proving he's the greatest swordsman who ever lived. Family drama aside, Eli and Josef have their hands full. The Spirit Court has been usurped by the Council of Thrones and someone calling herself the Immortal Empress is staging a massive invasion. But it's not just politics - the Immortal Empress has a specific target in mind: Eli Monpress, the greatest thief in the world. 'Wry humour, engaging characters and full-tilt action' Gail Z. Martin. FANTASY. Eli Monpress is vain. He's cocky. And he's a thief. But he's a thief who has just seen his bounty topped and he's not happy about it. The bounty topper, as it turns out, is his best friend and master swordsman, Josef. He's been keeping secrets from Eli. Apparently, he's the only prince of a rather feisty country, and he's been ordered to come home to do his duty. This means throwing over personal ambitions like proving he's the greatest swordsman who ever lived. Family drama aside, Eli and Josef have their hands full. The Spirit Court has been usurped by the Council of Thrones and someone calling herself the Immortal Empress is staging a massive invasion. But it's not just politics - the Immortal Empress has a specific target in mind: Eli Monpress, the greatest thief in the world. 'Wry humour, engaging characters and full-tilt action' Gail Z. Martin.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Aaron, Rachel<br />Omnibus ed.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Orbit, 2012.<br />964 p. ; 20 cm.<br />Legend of Eli Monpress<br /><br />Spearwood Library - (Cockburn Libraries) - Adult Fiction - F AAR - Onloan - Due: 14 Dec 2020 - L1030226188X<br /> For the win / Cory Doctorow. https://cockburnlibrary.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=238628&CF=BIB Not far in the future... In industrial South China Matthew and his friends labour day and night as gold-farmers, amassing virtual wealth that's sold on to rich Western players, while in th slums of Mumbai 'General Robotwallah' Mala marshalls her team of online thugs on behalf of the local gang-boss, who in turn works for the game-wners. They're all being exploited, as their friend Wei-Dong, all the way over in LA, knows, but can do little about it. Until they begin to realise that their similarities outweigh their differences, and agree to work together to claim their rights to fair working conditions. Under the noses of the ruling elites in China and the rest in Asia, they fight their bosses, the owners of the games and the rich speculators, outsmarting them all with their gaming skills. But soon the battle will spill over from the virtual world to the real one, leaving Mala, Matthew and even Wei-Dong fighting not just for their rights, but for their lives... Not far in the future... In industrial South China Matthew and his friends labour day and night as gold-farmers, amassing virtual wealth that's sold on to rich Western players, while in th slums of Mumbai 'General Robotwallah' Mala marshalls her team of online thugs on behalf of the local gang-boss, who in turn works for the game-wners. They're all being exploited, as their friend Wei-Dong, all the way over in LA, knows, but can do little about it. Until they begin to realise that their similarities outweigh their differences, and agree to work together to claim their rights to fair working conditions. Under the noses of the ruling elites in China and the rest in Asia, they fight their bosses, the owners of the games and the rich speculators, outsmarting them all with their gaming skills. But soon the battle will spill over from the virtual world to the real one, leaving Mala, Matthew and even Wei-Dong fighting not just for their rights, but for their lives...<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Doctorow, Cory<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Harper Voyager, 2011.<br />506 p. ; 20 cm.<br /><br />Success Library - (Cockburn Libraries) - Adult Fiction - F DOC - Science Fiction & Fantasy - Available - L10301839047<br /> Ender's game / Orson Scott Card. https://cockburnlibrary.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=232811&CF=BIB SCIENCE FICTION. A film tie-in edition of this award-winning classic science fiction novel, to be released as a blockbuster film starring Harrison Ford on 31st October 2013. The human race faces annihilation. An alien threat is on the horizon, ready to strike. And if humanity is to be defended, the government must create the greatest military commander in history. The brilliant young Ender Wiggin is their last hope. But first he must survive the rigours of a brutal military training programme - to prove that he can be the leader of all leaders. A saviour for mankind must be produced, through whatever means possible. But are they creating a hero or a monster? This is the multiple award-winning classic ENDER'S GAME - a groundbreaking tale of war, strategy and survival. SCIENCE FICTION. A film tie-in edition of this award-winning classic science fiction novel, to be released as a blockbuster film starring Harrison Ford on 31st October 2013. The human race faces annihilation. An alien threat is on the horizon, ready to strike. And if humanity is to be defended, the government must create the greatest military commander in history. The brilliant young Ender Wiggin is their last hope. But first he must survive the rigours of a brutal military training programme - to prove that he can be the leader of all leaders. A saviour for mankind must be produced, through whatever means possible. But are they creating a hero or a monster? This is the multiple award-winning classic ENDER'S GAME - a groundbreaking tale of war, strategy and survival.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Card, Orson Scott, 1951-<br />Film tie-in ed.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Orbit, 2011.<br />xxii, 326 p. ; 20 cm.<br />Ender ; 1.<br /><br />Spearwood Library - (Cockburn Libraries) - Adult Fiction - F CAR - Check returns trolley - L10301789333<br />Spearwood Library - (Cockburn Libraries) - Young Adult Fiction - JF CAR - Available - 31111054717358<br />Success Library - (Cockburn Libraries) - Adult Fiction - F CAR - Science Fiction & Fantasy - Available - 31111054717341<br /> The Magician King [electronic resource] : The Magicians Series, Book 2 / Lev Grossman https://cockburnlibrary.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=426671&CF=BIB Meet Quentin Coldwater, king of the bizarre and wonderful land of Fillory. But he is getting restless, even in heaven a man needs a little adventure. So when a steward is murdered on a morning's hunt Quentin gets exactly that. But this quest is like no other. What starts as a glorified cruise to faraway lands soon becomes the stuff of nightmares... The Magician King is a grand voyage into the dark, glittering heart of magic, an extraordinary journey that allows the imagination to run riot and proves Grossman is the modern heir to C.S. Lewis. This is a book like no other. Meet Quentin Coldwater, king of the bizarre and wonderful land of Fillory. But he is getting restless, even in heaven a man needs a little adventure. So when a steward is murdered on a morning's hunt Quentin gets exactly that. But this quest is like no other. What starts as a glorified cruise to faraway lands soon becomes the stuff of nightmares... The Magician King is a grand voyage into the dark, glittering heart of magic, an extraordinary journey that allows the imagination to run riot and proves Grossman is the modern heir to C.S. Lewis. This is a book like no other.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Grossman, Lev<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>[Place of publication not identified] : Random House, 2011<br />1 online resource (1 text file)<br />The Magicians<br /><br />Online - (Cockburn Libraries) - eBooks - Overdrive - eBook - eBook - Borrow this eBook - DUMMY<br /> On Stranger Tides [electronic resource] / Tim Powers https://cockburnlibrary.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=430653&CF=BIB 1718: Puppeteer John Chandagnac has set sail for Jamaica to recover his stolen inheritance, when his ship is seized by pirates. Offered the choice to join the crew, or be killed where he stands, he decides that a pirate's life is better than none at all. Now known as Jack Shandy, this apprentice buccaneer soon learns to handle a mainsail and wield a cutlass - only to discover he is now a subject of a Caribbean pirate empire ruled by one Edward Thatch, better known as Blackbeard. A practitioner of voodoo, Blackbeard is building an army of the living and the dead, to voyage together to search for the ultimate prize: the legendary Fountain of Youth. 1718: Puppeteer John Chandagnac has set sail for Jamaica to recover his stolen inheritance, when his ship is seized by pirates. Offered the choice to join the crew, or be killed where he stands, he decides that a pirate's life is better than none at all. Now known as Jack Shandy, this apprentice buccaneer soon learns to handle a mainsail and wield a cutlass - only to discover he is now a subject of a Caribbean pirate empire ruled by one Edward Thatch, better known as Blackbeard. A practitioner of voodoo, Blackbeard is building an army of the living and the dead, to voyage together to search for the ultimate prize: the legendary Fountain of Youth.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Powers, Tim<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>[Place of publication not identified] : Atlantic Books, 2011<br />1 online resource (1 text file)<br /><br />Online - (Cockburn Libraries) - eBooks - Overdrive - eBook - eBook - Borrow this eBook - DUMMY<br /> Ready Player One [electronic resource] / Ernest Cline https://cockburnlibrary.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=433599&CF=BIB *Soon to be a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg* It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place. We're out of oil. We've wrecked the climate. Famine, poverty, and disease are widespread. Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes this depressing reality by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia where you can be anything you want to be, where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. And like most of humanity, Wade is obsessed by the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this alternate reality: OASIS founder James Halliday, who dies with no heir, has promised that control of the OASIS - and his massive fortune - will go to the person who can solve the riddles he has left scattered throughout his creation. For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that the riddles are based in the culture of the late twentieth century. And then Wade stumbles onto the key to the first puzzle. Suddenly, he finds himself pitted against thousands of competitors in a desperate race to claim the ultimate prize, a chase that soon takes on terrifying real-world dimensions - and that will leave both Wade and his world profoundly changed. *Soon to be a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg* It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place. We're out of oil. We've wrecked the climate. Famine, poverty, and disease are widespread. Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes this depressing reality by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia where you can be anything you want to be, where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. And like most of humanity, Wade is obsessed by the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this alternate reality: OASIS founder James Halliday, who dies with no heir, has promised that control of the OASIS - and his massive fortune - will go to the person who can solve the riddles he has left scattered throughout his creation. For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that the riddles are based in the culture of the late twentieth century. And then Wade stumbles onto the key to the first puzzle. Suddenly, he finds himself pitted against thousands of competitors in a desperate race to claim the ultimate prize, a chase that soon takes on terrifying real-world dimensions - and that will leave both Wade and his world profoundly changed.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Cline, Ernest<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>[Place of publication not identified] : Random House, 2011<br />1 online resource (1 text file)<br /><br />Online - (Cockburn Libraries) - eBooks - Overdrive - eBook - eBook - Borrow this eBook - DUMMY<br /> Royal Assassin [electronic resource] : The Realm of the Elderlings: The Farseer Trilogy, Book 2 / Robin Hobb https://cockburnlibrary.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=434736&CF=BIB 'Fantasy as it ought to be written' George R.R. Martin The second volume in Robin Hobb's internationally bestselling Farseer Trilogy. Honesty is the bedrock for any relationship. But how can Fitz – royal bastard, trainee assassin, holder of secrets crucial to the security of the kingdom – bare his soul to his beloved Molly? Danger lies all around him – from the raiders savaging the coastal towns, and from within the court. The king has been struck down by a mystery illness and his eldest son, Verity, is bound up in the defence of the realm. When Verity leaves the court in search of the mythical Elderlings, Fitz finds himself friendless apart from his wolf, Nighteyes, and the king's strange, motley-clad fool, exposed to Prince Regal's malign ambitions. He will be asked to sacrifice everything – his heart, his hope, even his life – for the sake of the realm. 'Fantasy as it ought to be written' George R.R. Martin The second volume in Robin Hobb's internationally bestselling Farseer Trilogy. Honesty is the bedrock for any relationship. But how can Fitz – royal bastard, trainee assassin, holder of secrets crucial to the security of the kingdom – bare his soul to his beloved Molly? Danger lies all around him – from the raiders savaging the coastal towns, and from within the court. The king has been struck down by a mystery illness and his eldest son, Verity, is bound up in the defence of the realm. When Verity leaves the court in search of the mythical Elderlings, Fitz finds himself friendless apart from his wolf, Nighteyes, and the king's strange, motley-clad fool, exposed to Prince Regal's malign ambitions. He will be asked to sacrifice everything – his heart, his hope, even his life – for the sake of the realm.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Hobb, Robin<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>[Place of publication not identified] : HarperCollins Publishers, 2011<br />1 online resource (1 text file)<br />The Realm of the Elderlings: The Farseer Trilogy<br /><br />Online - (Cockburn Libraries) - eBooks - Overdrive - eBook - eBook - Borrow this eBook - DUMMY<br /> Assassin's Apprentice [electronic resource] : The Realm of the Elderlings: The Farseer Trilogy, Book 1 / Robin Hobb https://cockburnlibrary.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=403113&CF=BIB 'Fantasy as it ought to be written' George R.R. Martin The kingdom of the Six Duchies is on the brink of civil war when news breaks that the crown prince has fathered a bastard son and is shamed into abdication. The child's name is Fitz, and his is despised. Raised in the castle stables, only the company of the king's fool, the ragged children of the lower city and his unusual affinity with animals provide Fitz with any comfort. To be useful to the crown, Fitz is trained as an assassin; and to use the traditional magic of the Farseer family. But his tutor, allied to another political faction, is determined to discredit, even kill him. Fitz must survive: for he may be destined to save the kingdom. 'Fantasy as it ought to be written' George R.R. Martin The kingdom of the Six Duchies is on the brink of civil war when news breaks that the crown prince has fathered a bastard son and is shamed into abdication. The child's name is Fitz, and his is despised. Raised in the castle stables, only the company of the king's fool, the ragged children of the lower city and his unusual affinity with animals provide Fitz with any comfort. To be useful to the crown, Fitz is trained as an assassin; and to use the traditional magic of the Farseer family. But his tutor, allied to another political faction, is determined to discredit, even kill him. Fitz must survive: for he may be destined to save the kingdom.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Hobb, Robin<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>[Place of publication not identified] : HarperCollins Publishers, 2011<br />1 online resource (1 text file)<br />The Realm of the Elderlings: The Farseer Trilogy<br /><br />Online - (Cockburn Libraries) - eBooks - Overdrive - eBook - eBook - Borrow this eBook - DUMMY<br /> Assassin's Quest [electronic resource] : The Realm of the Elderlings: The Farseer Trilogy, Book 3 / Robin Hobb https://cockburnlibrary.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=403135&CF=BIB 'Fantasy as it ought to be written' George R.R. Martin The gripping finale to Robin Hobb's classic Farseer Trilogy. With the king no longer living and the heir, Verity, missing and declared dead, Prince Regal has treacherously seized the throne. Regal's torture has left Fitz more dead than alive, and more closely than ever bonded with his wolf. All who once loved him believe him dead: even Molly, now pregnant with his child. But he cannot go to her without placing her in terrible danger. With nothing to lose, Fitz sets out for Tradeford, where Regal has withdrawn, having heartlessly abandoned the north of the kingdom to the Red-Ship Raiders. His quest: to assassinate the man who has destroyed his world. 'Fantasy as it ought to be written' George R.R. Martin The gripping finale to Robin Hobb's classic Farseer Trilogy. With the king no longer living and the heir, Verity, missing and declared dead, Prince Regal has treacherously seized the throne. Regal's torture has left Fitz more dead than alive, and more closely than ever bonded with his wolf. All who once loved him believe him dead: even Molly, now pregnant with his child. But he cannot go to her without placing her in terrible danger. With nothing to lose, Fitz sets out for Tradeford, where Regal has withdrawn, having heartlessly abandoned the north of the kingdom to the Red-Ship Raiders. His quest: to assassinate the man who has destroyed his world.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Hobb, Robin<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>[Place of publication not identified] : HarperCollins Publishers, 2011<br />1 online resource (1 text file)<br />The Realm of the Elderlings: The Farseer Trilogy<br /><br />Online - (Cockburn Libraries) - eBooks - Overdrive - eBook - eBook - Borrow this eBook - DUMMY<br /> The windup girl / Paolo Bacigalupi. https://cockburnlibrary.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=259317&CF=BIB What happens when bio-terrorism becomes a tool for corporate profits? And what happens when this forces humanity to the cusp of post-human evolution? This is a tale of Bangkok struggling for survival in a post-oil era of rising sea levels and out-of-control mutation. What happens when bio-terrorism becomes a tool for corporate profits? And what happens when this forces humanity to the cusp of post-human evolution? This is a tale of Bangkok struggling for survival in a post-oil era of rising sea levels and out-of-control mutation.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Bacigalupi, Paolo<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Orbit, 2010.<br />505 p. ; 20 cm.<br /><br />Success Library - (Cockburn Libraries) - Adult Fiction - F BAC - Science Fiction & Fantasy - Available - 31111044981684<br /> The hero of ages / Brandon Sanderson. https://cockburnlibrary.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=179089&CF=BIB FANTASY. Tricked into releasing the evil spirit Ruin while attempting to close the Well of Ascension, new emperor Elend Venture and his wife, the assassin Vin, are now hard-pressed to save the world. This adventure brings the Mistborn epic fantasy trilogy to a dramatic and surprising climax as Sanderson's saga offers complex characters and a compelling plot, asking hard questions about loyalty, faith and responsibility. FANTASY. Tricked into releasing the evil spirit Ruin while attempting to close the Well of Ascension, new emperor Elend Venture and his wife, the assassin Vin, are now hard-pressed to save the world. This adventure brings the Mistborn epic fantasy trilogy to a dramatic and surprising climax as Sanderson's saga offers complex characters and a compelling plot, asking hard questions about loyalty, faith and responsibility.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Sanderson, Brandon<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Gollancz, 2010, c2008.<br />xvi, 748 p. : maps ; 20 cm.<br />Mistborn ; 3<br /><br />Spearwood Library - (Cockburn Libraries) - Adult Fiction - F SAN - Onloan - Due: 15 Dec 2020 - L10302120445<br />Success Library - (Cockburn Libraries) - Adult Fiction - F SAN - Science Fiction & Fantasy - Onloan - Due: 17 Dec 2020 - L10301486276<br />