Description : The kingdom of the royal Stark family faces its ultimate challenge in the onset of a generation-long winter, the poisonous plots of the rival Lannisters, the emergence of the Neverborn demons, and the arrival of barbarian hordes
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Description : Someone will not survive . . . Caught in a tug-of-war between three rulers—one of whom wants her dead—Petra made grave sacrifices to keep herself and her twin sister Nicole alive. But just surviving isn’t enough. The Unseelie are making their move on Faerie, and Seelie High King Oberon is still missing. If Oberon doesn’t return to defend his throne, the Unseelie will reign, Petra and Nicole will remain prisoners of their Unseelie blood father, and winter will descend on Faerie. Petra has her hands full just trying to stay ahead of her blood father’s manipulations, but when Jasper says he’s located Oberon, Petra can’t ignore the call. She and Jasper will have to brave the stronghold of the gods to rescue Oberon—if the High King is even still alive. Someone significant will not survive these turbulent times in Faerie. Who will pay with blood? Download Rise of the Stone Court by Jayne Faith today because you won’t want to miss this heart-stopping story of magic, romance, and Game of Thrones-worthy twists! Stone Blood Series by Jayne Faith: Blood of Stone Stone Blood Legacy Rise of the Stone Court Reign of the Stone Queen Keywords: free eBooks, free book, free ebook, free books, book 1 free, free download, complete series, completed series, fantasy series, urban fantasy series, urban fantasy series for adults, supernatural mystery, supernatural thriller, supernatural suspense, ghost stories, paranormal mystery, contemporary fantasy, paranormal suspense, witches, witch, magic, mage, vampires, magic, magical worlds, alternate history, modern fantasy, dark fantasy, gargoyles. Similar authors: Devon Monk, Jasmine Walt, Neil Gaiman, Alicia Rades, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Anne Bishop, Dannika Dark, SM Reine, Sarra Cannon, Addison Moore, G. Gockel, Christine Pope, Elle Casey, Christine Feehan, Laurell K. Hamilton, Jeaniene Frost, Charlaine Harris, Teyla Branton, Karen Marie Moning, Nalini Singh, Deborah Harkness, C.J. Archer, Kristen Middleton, Jayne Castle, Kelley Armstrong, Ilona Andrews, Jim Butcher, Kim Richardson, Kim Harrison, Seanan McGuire, Kevin Hearne, Aimee Easterling, Faith Hunter
Description : Book Three of The Dawning of Power trilogy. Clinging to life, Catrin Volker struggles to regain her strength as her foes go in search of even greater power. Ancient enemies threaten and forgotten alliances emerge in the exciting conclusion of The Dawning of Power trilogy.
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Description : Book One of The Dawning of Power trilogy. Echoes of the ancients' power are distant memories, tattered and faded by the passage of eons, but that is about to change. A new dawn has arrived. Latent abilities, harbored in mankind's deepest fibers, wait to be unleashed. Ancient evils awaken, and old fears ignite the fires of war.
Description : Regal is book six of the World of Godsland fantasy series and is the much anticipated conclusion of the Balance of Power trilogy. Going in search of solace and something to give his life meaning, Sinjin Volker finds wonders he would never have imagined and dangers from his deepest fears. Armed with only artifacts he's powerless to use, Sinjin must change the world by first changing himself.
Description : Learn how to create compelling game storylines. Four experienced narrative designers from different genres of game development have banded together to create this all-inclusive guide on what it's like to work as a writer and narrative designer in the videogame industry. From concept to final testing, The Game Narrative Toolbox walks readers through what role a narrative designer plays on a development team and what the requirements are at every stage of development. Drawing on real experiences, authors Tobias Heussner, Toiya Finley, Ann Lemay, and Jennifer Hepler provide invaluable advice for writing compelling player-centered stories and effective dialogue trees in order to help readers make the switch from prose- or screen- writing to interactive. Accompanying every chapter are exercises that allow the reader to develop their own documentation, outlines, and game-dialogue samples for use in applying for industry jobs or developing independent projects. This first installment of Focal Press's Game Design Workshops series is a must-have for individuals looking to create captivating storylines for games.
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Description : Reeling from the loss of the Regent dragons and her son to the black armies, Catrin Volker can take no more. Armed with power never before seen on Godsland, she goes in search of her son and her enemies. May the gods have mercy on those who stand in her way.