When the 5,000-year-old djinni Bartimaeus is summoned by Nathaniel, a young magician's apprentice, he expects to have to do nothing more taxing than a little levitation or a few simple illusions. But Nathaniel is a precocious talent and has something rather more dangerous in mind: revenge. Against h..
Arindam, the charming but diffident lad who has always played second fiddle, finds himself in a mysterious world embroiled in a power-linked mission to save 'the third world', 'the real world' and 'the land of the unknown'. If evil wins in the third world, it will spell destruction for earth, 'the r..
The Seven Cities Rebellion is over, Sha’ik is dead, but a last rebel force remains, holed up in the city of Y’Ghatan under the fanatical command of Leoman of the Flails. The prospect of laying siege to this ancient fortress makes the battle-weary Malaz 14th Army uneasy - for it was here that the Emp..
Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through clever use of genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs all its members are happy consumers. Bernard Marx seems alone in feeling discontent. Harbouring an unnatural desire for solitude, and a perv..
Is there a God?Is there a purpose to the universe?Why are we here? Is everything a result of chance?These questions have haunted all seekers of truth. Today, we are facing a crisis in modern thought due to the challenges posed by science, which has forced us to question the very idea of God. The con..
In the beginning, there was nothing but endless flatness. Then came the Carpet-That's the old story everyone knows and loves. But now the Carpet is home to many different tribes and peoples and there's a new story in the making. The story of Fray, sweeping a trail of destruction across the Carpet. T..
Here are five gripping episodes of early Pern -- from the very first space survey recommending colonisation, to the last, where the early world, its young dragon culture undetected, is condemned to be isolated in space.Here is the saga of the mass evacuation from the volcanic southern continent, a..
The Clone Wars have exploded across the galaxy as Republic forces and Separatists struggle to gain the upper hand. But while the Jedi generals work tirelessly to defeat Count Dooku and his rebels, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine is hatching his own dark victory plans.The Separatists have launched a s..