It all started when he tried to end it all. Bert Hoover jumped from a bridge, only to be rudely rescued by a flying saucer. Now he’s on the backward planet of Mardalu, enslaved by the brutal Morans. His only friend is Janice, but she’s been sold into slavery as well. The role of hero doesn't come naturally to a chronic under-achiever, but Bert has run out of places to run. Janice isn't counting on him for rescue. She doesn't take him seriously enough. But Bert, with nowhere to go but up, sets out to become a different kind of man. First he has to do the unthinkable - escape from slavery. Then all he has to do is the impossible - find Janice, rescue her from the Morans, and somehow find a way back to Earth. keywords: science fiction, planet, sword and planet, adventure, spaceship, ufo, rescue, swords
Bounty hunter Katherine Carter is having a bad day. She's been shot by her partner and rescued by the gorgeous, obnoxious escape artist she's been chasing. Now she's stranded with a bunch of hot guys with magical powers, and offered a deal she can't refuse to clear her name. But doing so may cost her everything, including her heart. Illusionist Hugh Harrison is running out of luck and time-- until he rescues a stubborn, beautiful U.S. Marshal. Never mind that she's hunted him down through seven states to drag him back to prison. She's a female Super, one who may hold the key to his struggles with the government, his search for his missing brother, and his own failing health-if he can save her from herself. All's fair in love and war, and Hugh intends to wage both as his enemies close in. Catch all of the Black Kat Books: Black Kat I: Unlucky Charm Black Kat II: Kat & Mouse Black Kat III: God Save the Queen Black Kat IV: Playing with Fire Black Kat V: Kat-a-strophic Stay tuned for many more adventures to come!
For some men, walking the path of their destiny may take two thousand years. But for others, it may only be a journey of a single night. In the third book of the Age of Dragons series, the journey continues through the fantastical world of beloved fantasy, where dragons are real, and dreams—and nightmares—come true. On a September evening in 1931, John and Jack, two of the Caretakers of the Imaginarium Geographica, discover a plea for help on an ancient medieval parchment—which is not only addressed to them, but seems to have been written by their friend, Hugo Dyson. Before they can discover the origin of this strange book, Hugo walks through a door in time and vanishes into the past. And just like that, the world begins to change. The only hope to restore the proper order of things lies in a forgotten island at the edge of the Archipelago, where a time travel device left by Jules Verne must be used to race through history. But even if all of the legendary Caretakers from past and present are able to answer the oldest mystery in the world and save Hugo, there may be darker forces gathering against them with a greater crisis at hand. The last stones are falling from the Keep of Time, and an old enemy in a new form has acquired a terrible weapon: the Spear of Destiny, which can be used to command the shadows of anything it touches—even the Dragons. The Shadow King, combined with forces of a new enemy, may be unstoppable now. The only hope is Rose Dyson, the Grail Child. She may be the only one to assist the companions on their desperate quest and find the only weapon capable of defeating their enemies.
With the Archipelago of Dreams in the hands of the Echthroi and the link to the Summer Country lost, the Grail child, Rose Dyson, the new Cartographer, Edmund McGee, and the Caretakers Emeritus seek to rebuild the Keep of Time but face a terrible new enemy who was once an ally.
This is a major survey of the barbarian migrations and their role in the fall of the Roman Empire and the creation of early medieval Europe, one of the key events in European history. Unlike previous studies it integrates historical and archaeological evidence and discusses Britain, Ireland, mainland Europe and North Africa, demonstrating that the Roman Empire and its neighbours were inextricably linked. A narrative account of the turbulent fifth and early sixth centuries is followed by a description of society and politics during the migration period and an analysis of the mechanisms of settlement and the changes of identity. Guy Halsall reveals that the creation and maintenance of kingdoms and empires was impossible without the active involvement of people in the communities of Europe and North Africa. He concludes that, contrary to most opinions, the fall of the Roman Empire produced the barbarian migrations, not vice versa.
Seven years after the events of The Shadow Dragons, John, Jack and Charles are finally able to return to their beloved Archipedlago of Dreams. But even as their return is celebrated by old friends, new concerns shadow the reunion, namely the threat of Echthroi, the primordial Shadow, but, perhaps even worse, the apparent splintering of Time itself. Now, the Caretakers must fight against their most fearsome enemy ever and attempt to restore Time. They must journey through a forgotten door from the destroyed Keep of Time in order to seek out the Dragon's Apprentice. If they fail, it will mean the end of both of the worlds. But success will carry its own price - a price that may be too high even for the Caretakers to bear.