Spinning the Moon

Spinning the Moon
Author: Karen White
Pages: 640
ISBN: 9781101989494
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Release: 2016-09-06
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Time and again, New York Times bestselling author Karen White has proven herself to be the “ultimate voice of women’s fiction.”* Now, you can revisit the beginning of her signature style in two of her earliest novels—completely revised and together in one volume for the first time. In the Shadow of the Moon When Laura Truitt first sees the dilapidated plantation house, she’s overcome by a sense of familiarity. Inside, the owner claims to have been waiting for years and offers an old photograph of a woman with Laura’s face. Soon afterwards, when a lunar eclipse inexplicably thrusts Laura back in time to Civil War Georgia, she finds herself fighting not just for her heart, but for her very survival… Whispers of Goodbye Alone and with nothing left to fear, Catherine deClaire Reed answers her sister’s desperate plea and travels to the cold comfort of her home in Reconstruction Louisiana. But Elizabeth is nowhere to be found. No one—including her husband—has seen her for days. Now, Catherine must search for her sister in a place where secrets wait behind every closed door...

In the Shadow of the Moon

In the Shadow of the Moon
Author: Karen White
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780399584640
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Release: 2017-03-21
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Revisit the beginning of New York Times bestselling author Karen White’s signature style in one of her earliest novels—a story about a love that defies time... IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON When Laura Truitt first sees the dilapidated plantation house, she’s overcome by a sense of familiarity. Inside, the owner claims to have been waiting for years and offers an old photograph of a woman with Laura’s face. Soon afterwards, when a lunar eclipse inexplicably thrusts Laura back in time to Civil War Georgia, she finds herself fighting not just for her heart, but for her very survival…. Includes an exclusive preview of Karen White’s next hardcover Praise for Karen White “There is a rhythm to the writing of Karen White. It has a pace, a beat, a cadence that is all its own.”—The Huffington Post “The ultimate voice of women’s fiction.”—Fresh Fiction “White’s dizzying carousel of a plot keeps those pages turning, so much so that the book can—and should be—finished in one afternoon.”—Oprah.com “This is storytelling of the highest order: the kind of book that leaves you both deeply satisfied and aching for more.”—Beatriz Williams, New York Times bestselling author

Whispers of Goodbye

Whispers of Goodbye
Author: Karen White
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780399584657
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Release: 2017-03-21
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Revisit the beginning of New York Times bestselling author Karen White’s signature style in one of her earliest novels—a gothic tale of a woman’s desperate quest for the truth... WHISPERS OF GOODBYE Alone and with nothing left to fear, Catherine deClaire Reed answers her sister’s desperate plea and travels to the cold comfort of her home in Reconstruction Louisiana. But Elizabeth is nowhere to be found. No one—including her husband—has seen her for days. Now, Catherine must search for her sister in a place where secrets wait behind every closed door.... Includes an exclusive preview of Karen White’s next hardcover Praise for Karen White “There is a rhythm to the writing of Karen White. It has a pace, a beat, a cadence that is all its own.”—The Huffington Post “The ultimate voice of women’s fiction.”—Fresh Fiction “White’s dizzying carousel of a plot keeps those pages turning, so much so that the book can—and should be—finished in one afternoon.”—Oprah.com “This is storytelling of the highest order: the kind of book that leaves you both deeply satisfied and aching for more.”—Beatriz Williams, New York Times bestselling author

Hounding the Moon

Hounding the Moon
Author: P. R. Frost
Pages: 385
ISBN: 0756404258
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Release: 2007
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Once a successful writer until fantasy turned into reality, Tess Noncoire, after falling ill with a strange virus, is taken to the Sisterhood of the Celestial Blade Warriors where she, trained in martial arts to fight the demons that plague our world, must stop a hound from hell who is attacking Navajo children. Reprint.

By the Light of the Moon

By the Light of the Moon
Author: Dean R. Koontz
Pages: 460
ISBN: 9780553593273
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Release: 2012
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A scientific thriller finds three traveling companions--itinerant artist Dylan O'Conner, his autistic younger brother Shepherd, and Jillian Jackson, a young stand-up comic--on the run, just one step ahead of deadly pursuers, as they race against time to uncover the meaning of an attack by a mysterious doctor and the injection that now appears to have vicious consequences.

Outrun the Moon

Outrun the Moon
Author: Stacey Lee
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780698198043
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Release: 2016-05-24
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the author of the critically acclaimed Under a Painted Sky, an unforgettable story of determination set against a backdrop of devastating tragedy. Perfect for fans of Code Name Verity. Winner of the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Young Adult Winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature San Francisco, 1906: Fifteen-year-old Mercy Wong is determined to break from the poverty of Chinatown, and an education at St. Clare’s School for Girls is her best hope. Although St. Clare’s is off-limits to all but the wealthiest white girls, Mercy gains admittance through a mix of cunning and a little bribery, only to discover that getting in was the easiest part. Not to be undone by a bunch of spoiled heiresses, Mercy stands strong—until disaster strikes. On April 18, a historic earthquake rocks San Francisco, destroying Mercy’s home and school. Now she’s forced to wait with her classmates for their families in a temporary park encampment. Though fires might rage, and the city may be in shambles, Mercy can’t sit by while they wait for the army to bring help—she still has the “bossy” cheeks that mark her as someone who gets things done. But what can one teenage girl do to heal so many suffering in her broken city? Stacey Lee masterfully crafts another remarkable novel set against a unique historical backdrop. Strong-willed Mercy Wong leads a cast of diverse characters in this extraordinary tale of survival.

The Moon Spinners

The Moon Spinners
Author: Mary Stewart
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781444720495
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Release: 2011-04-28
Editor: Hodder & Stoughton
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Transport yourself to the idyllic hills of mid-century Crete in this tale of peril and intrigue, from the original queen of romantic suspense and author of Madam, Will You Talk? 'Mary Stewart is magic' New York Times 'One of the great British storytellers of the 20th century' Independent While on a walking holiday through the beautiful, deserted hills of Crete, Nicola Ferris stumbles across a critically injured Englishman, guarded by a fierce Greek. Nicola cannot abandon them and so sets off on a perilous search for their lost companion - all the while being pursued by someone who wants to make sure none of them leave the island . . . When the big white bird flew suddenly up among the glossy leaves and the lemon flowers, and wheeled into the mountain, I followed it. 'A comfortable chair and a Mary Stewart: total heaven. I'd rather read her than most other authors.' Harriet Evans 'She built the bridge between classic literature and modern popular fiction. She did it first and she did it best.' Herald

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Author: Grace Lin
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0316052604
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Release: 2009-07-01
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Newbery Honor WinnerA New York Times Bestseller This stunning fantasy inspired by Chinese folklore is a companion novel to Starry River of the Sky and the New York Times bestselling and National Book Award finalist When the Sea Turned to Silver In the valley of Fruitless mountain, a young girl named Minli lives in a ramshackle hut with her parents. In the evenings, her father regales her with old folktales of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man on the Moon, who knows the answers to all of life's questions. Inspired by these stories, Minli sets off on an extraordinary journey to find the Old Man on the Moon to ask him how she can change her family's fortune. She encounters an assorted cast of characters and magical creatures along the way, including a dragon who accompanies her on her quest for the ultimate answer. Grace Lin, author of the beloved Year of the Dog and Year of the Rat returns with a wondrous story of adventure, faith, and friendship. A fantasy crossed with Chinese folklore, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is a timeless story reminiscent of The Wizard of Oz and Kelly Barnhill's The Girl Who Drank the Moon. Her beautiful illustrations, printed in full-color, accompany the text throughout. Once again, she has created a charming, engaging book for young readers.

Dark Moon

Dark Moon
Author: Lori Handeland
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780996836500
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Release: 2016-01-05
Editor: Lori Handeland
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The bronze nameplate on my desk reads Dr. Elise Hanover, virologist, for one simple reason: I’ve made it my mission to cure lycanthropy. My life depends on it. I am a werewolf too. I’ve been holed up in a secret Montana compound for . . . what year is it? Let’s just say it’s been a while. But when the compound is blown to bits, and the biggest, baddest, craziest werewolf of all escapes, I’m thrown together with FBI agent, Nic Franklin. Unfortunately, he’s the man whose heart I broke once upon a time, and he hasn’t forgotten, or forgiven, me yet. However, we’re in a race against time and that big, bad werewolf. Then my powers begin to increase, which is worrisome since my boss, Edward Mandenauer, will be happy to put a silver bullet in my brain if he ever learns the truth. The worst part? I love Nic again, or maybe I love him still, and that fact could get us both killed.

Spin the Dawn

Spin the Dawn
Author: Elizabeth Lim
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780593126028
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Release: 2020-06-02
Editor: Ember
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Disguising herself as a boy to compete for the position of imperial tailor, Maia must somehow complete the impossible task of sewing three magic gowns for the emperor's bride-to-be from the sun's laughter, the moon's tears, and the blood of stars.

Valley of the Moon

Valley of the Moon
Author: Melanie Gideon
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780345539298
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Release: 2016-07-26
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author of the critically acclaimed Wife 22 has written a captivating novel about a love that transcends time—perfect for readers of The Time Traveler’s Wife, Time and Again, and the novels of Alice Hoffman. San Francisco, 1975. A single mother, Lux Lysander is overwhelmed, underpaid, and living on the edge of an emotional precipice. When her adored five-year-old son goes away to visit his grandparents, Lux takes a solo trip to Sonoma Valley—a chance to both lose herself and find herself again. Awakened at midnight, Lux steps outside to see a fog settled over the Sonoma landscape. Wandering toward a point of light in the distance, she emerges into a meadow on a sunny day. There she meets a group of people whose sweetly simple clothing, speech, and manners almost make them seem as if they are from another time. And then she realizes they are. Lux has stumbled upon an idyllic community cut off not only from the rest of the world but from time itself. The residents of Greengage tell a stunned and disoriented Lux that they’ve somehow been marooned in the early twentieth century. Now that she has inexplicably stepped into the past, it is not long before Lux is drawn in by its peace and beauty. Unlike the people of Greengage, Lux discovers that she is able to come and go. And over the years, Lux finds herself increasingly torn between her two lives. Her beloved son is very much a child of the modern world, but she feels continually pulled back to the only place she has ever truly felt at home. A gorgeous, original, and deeply moving novel about love and longing and the power that time holds over all of us, Valley of the Moon is unforgettable. Praise for Valley of the Moon “The literary equivalent of a farm-to-table delicacy: lovingly handcrafted, delectable and transcendent, becoming more than just a tasty appetizer but a full-course experience of love and time and all the mystical beauty that the region has to offer.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Beautifully written . . . [Valley of the Moon is] a wonderful story about belonging, love and the aching certainty that there’s something more out there . . . sure to appeal to fans of Time and Again or The Time Traveler’s Wife.”—Shelf Awareness (starred review) “With lovely shades of The Time Traveler’s Wife, Valley of the Moon is a magical, cinematic novel, breathlessly romantic and alive with the love of language.”—Sarah Addison Allen “An enjoyable magic carpet ride . . . Two narrators, separated by nearly a century, tell a tale of old-time charm and contemporary agita.”—Kirkus Reviews “Captivating.”—Booklist “Gripping . . . This update of Brigadoon is recommended because of its well-crafted twists and thought-provoking insights into different times and cultures.”—Historical Novels Review “A propulsive and at times deeply suspenseful novel . . . [Valley of the Moon] offer[s] powerful and perceptive considerations about the passage of time, the shape of our lives and the often unintended effects our actions have on the people and communities around us.”—Bookreporter

West of the Moon

West of the Moon
Author: Margi Preus
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781613125069
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Release: 2014-04-01
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In West of the Moon, award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Margi Preus expertly weaves original fiction with myth and folktale to tell the story of Astri, a young Norwegian girl desperate to join her father in America. After being separated from her sister and sold to a cruel goat farmer, Astri makes a daring escape. She quickly retrieves her little sister, and, armed with a troll treasure, a book of spells and curses, and a possibly magic hairbrush, they set off for America. With a mysterious companion in tow and the malevolent “goatman” in pursuit, the girls head over the Norwegian mountains, through field and forest, and in and out of folktales and dreams as they steadily make their way east of the sun and west of the moon. Praise for West of the Moon FIVE STARRED REVIEWS "Like dun silk shot thought with gold, Preus interweaves the mesmerizing tale of Astri’s treacherous and harrowing mid-nineteenth-century emigration to America with bewitching tales of magic. A fascinating author’s note only adds to the wonder." --Booklist, starred review "Norwegian history, fiction and folklore intertwine seamlessly in this lively, fantastical adventure and moving coming-of-age story." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Enthralling and unflinching, this historical tale resonates with mythical undertones that will linger with readers after the final page is turned." --School Library Journal, starred review "Astri is like a girl out of a fairy tale, and the native folktales that Preus weaves through the narrative serve as guides, lessons, and inspiration for her." --Publishers Weekly, starred review "Several Norwegian folktales are seamlessly integrated into the fast-paced, lyrically narrated story, which features a protagonist as stalwart and fearless as any fairy-tale hero." --The Horn Book Magazine, starred review "It’s Astri’s voice, however, that is most appealing: her direct, no-nonsense narration has a sharp bite, yet it also reveals the vulnerable young girl who’s willing to continue to fight but is nonetheless exhausted by the weight of her struggle. The chapters have an episodic structure that makes this an ideal choice for readaloud or storytelling adaptations, while the mix of folklore, fact, and fantasy will please fans of Edith Patou’s East." --The Bulletin of The Center for Children’s Books

The Moon

The Moon
Author: Oliver Morton,The Economist
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781541768062
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Release: 2019-06-04
Editor: The Economist
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An intimate portrait of the Earth's closest neighbor--the Moon--that explores the history and future of humankind's relationship with it Every generation has looked towards the heavens and wondered at the beauty of the Moon. Fifty years ago, a few Americans became the first to do the reverse--and shared with Earth-bound audiences the view of their own planet hanging in the sky instead. Recently, the connection has been discovered to be even closer: a fragment of the Earth's surface was found embedded in a rock brought back from the Moon. And astronauts are preparing to return to the surface of the Moon after a half-century hiatus--this time to the dark side. Oliver Morton explores how the ways we have looked at the Moon have shaped our perceptions of the Earth: from the controversies of early astronomers such as van Eyck and Galileo, to the Cold War space race, to the potential use of the Moon as a stepping stone for further space exploration. Advanced technologies, new ambitions, and old dreams mean that men, women, and robots now seem certain to return to the Moon. For some, it is a future on which humankind has turned its back for too long. For others, an adventure yet to begin.

Moon Tide

Moon Tide
Author: Dawn Tripp
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781588362100
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Release: 2012-02-08
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A lush and haunting first novel, Moon Tide follows the lives of three women in a small fishing town on the Massachusetts coast, from 1913 to the Great New England Hurricane of 1938. Through sensual and interwoven stories, Moon Tide explores the secret workings of the heart—the violence of desire and memory, the redemptive power of longing—matched against society’s rules of class and the unpredictable tempers of the natural world. At the center of the novel is Eve, who takes refuge in silence and art after the death of her mother. Eve can sense how the past nips at the heels of the living, and her ethereal beauty inspires a quiet passion in Jake, the son of a local stonemason. For Elizabeth, Eve’s wealthy, eccentric grandmother, one summer at Westport Point extends into a lifetime. She stays on in the town year-round, building a great library in her house for the cold New England winters, haunted by the Ireland of her youth and by one man’s doomed obsession with nature. And then there is Maggie, the exotic stranger with a peculiar clairvoyance. Maggie lives in the precarious space between the locals and the rich—a balance that is ultimately compromised by Wes, a ruthless rum-smuggler, whose desire for her triggers small cruelties and then a staggering act of violence. With lyrical prose, wisdom, and insight, Dawn Clifton Tripp maps the shifting tensions in a small town on the verge of change. Like the growing weight of a storm, the lives in Westport Point build in emotional momentum even as the Great Hur-ricane approaches, and the landscape of the earth comes to reflect the geography of the mind. A novel of love and loss, survival and revelation, Moon Tide is an extraordinary debut.

The Shock of the Fall

The Shock of the Fall
Author: Nathan Filer
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781466867208
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Release: 2014-02-10
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

***This book has also been published as Where the Moon Isn't.*** Winner of the 2013 Costa First Award "A stunning novel. Ambitious and exquisitely realized . . . clearly the work of a major new talent." —S. J. Watson, New York Times bestselling author of Before I Go to Sleep While on vacation with their parents, Matthew Homes and his older brother snuck out in the middle of the night. Only Matthew came home safely. Ten years later, Matthew tells us, he has found a way to bring his brother back... What begins as the story of a lost boy turns into a story of a brave man yearning to understand what happened that night, in the years since, and to his very person. Unafraid to look at the shadows of our hearts, Nathan Filer's rare and brilliant debut The Shock of the Fall shows us the strength that is rooted in resilience and love.

Only the Moon Howls

Only the Moon Howls
Author: Connie Senior
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781938463501
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Release: 2013-04-01
Editor: Bitingduck Press LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Caleb O'Connor is a werewolf, but he doesn't believe in magic. He breaks out of his reclusive community in Maine to go to MIT, hoping to fit in on a campus where no one believes in monsters. But one evening two of his friends die in an abandoned Maine mansion, and one of his professors tells Caleb that this was the work of a vampire. Together they travel to Romania to unlock the secrets of an Undead cult that terrorized the Old World for centuries and moved to the New. First in a trilogy.

The Attic on Queen Street

The Attic on Queen Street
Author: Karen White
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780698193024
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Release: 2021-11-02
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Return to the house on Tradd Street for one last time as the bestselling series featuring psychic medium Melanie Trenholm comes to a hauntingly spectacular finale. After the devastating events of the past few months, the last thing Melanie Trenholm wants is to think about the future. Why, when her husband, Jack, has asked for a separation—a separation that might have been her fault? Nevertheless, with twin toddlers, a stepdaughter leaving for college soon, a real estate career to resume and a historic home that is still being restored, Melanie doesn’t have much time to wonder where it all went wrong—but that doesn’t stop her from trying to win her husband back. Their relationship issues are pushed aside, however, when longtime nemesis, Marc Longo, comes to them with a proposition: allow their Tradd Street house to be used as the filming location for the movie adaptation of Marc’s bestselling book, and he will help Jack re-establish his stalled writing career. Despite Melanie’s hesitation, Jack jumps at the chance. But Melanie’s doubts soon prove to be well founded when she uncovers ulterior reasons for Marc wanting to be back in their house—reasons that include a hidden gem so brilliant that legend links it to the most infamous jewel of all, the Hope Diamond. But Melanie has an unexpected ally in protecting the house and its inhabitants—the ghost of a Civil War era girl warns her of increasing threats to her family. But she’s not the only spirit who is haunting Melanie. A malevolent ghost seems determined to stop Melanie from investigating the decades-old murder of a friend’s sister, and this spirit will stop at nothing to protect its secrets—even from beyond the grave. Melanie and Jack must work together to find the answers before evil spirits of past and present destroy everything they love.

Moon Shadow

Moon Shadow
Author: Erin Downing
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781481475211
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Release: 2017-05-16
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"On the night of her thirteen birthday, Lucia Frank's shadow half slips out and begins to act in ways that Lucia has always wanted but been afraid to do. Now Lucia is becoming the girl she's always wanted to be -- fearless and assertive -- but is there another cost to bear?"--

Halibut on the Moon

Halibut on the Moon
Author: David Vann
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780802146809
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Release: 2019-03-12
Editor: Grove Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“[An] affecting novel of a man grappling with deep depression…A moving portrait of a family dealing with loss before it happens.”—Kirkus Reviews Middle-aged and deeply depressed, Jim arrives in California from Alaska and surrenders himself to the care of his brother Gary, who intends to watch over him. Swinging unpredictably from manic highs to extreme lows, Jim wanders ghost-like through the remains of his old life, attempting to find meaning in his tattered relationships with family and friends. As sessions with his therapist become increasingly combative and his connections to others seem ever more tenuous, Jim is propelled forward by his thoughts, which have the potential to lead him, despairingly, to his end. From the international bestselling, award-winning author of Aquarium, Halibut on the Moon is a searing exploration of a man held captive by the dark logic of depression and struggling mightily to wrench himself free. In vivid and haunting prose, Vann offers us an aching portrait of a mind in peril, searching desperately for some hope of redemption.

Gardens of the Moon

Gardens of the Moon
Author: Steven Erikson
Pages: 496
ISBN: 1429926589
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Release: 2004-06-01
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Vast legions of gods, mages, humans, dragons and all manner of creatures play out the fate of the Malazan Empire in this first book in a major epic fantasy series The Malazan Empire simmers with discontent, bled dry by interminable warfare, bitter infighting and bloody confrontations with the formidable Anomander Rake and his Tiste Andii, ancient and implacable sorcerers. Even the imperial legions, long inured to the bloodshed, yearn for some respite. Yet Empress Laseen's rule remains absolute, enforced by her dread Claw assassins. For Sergeant Whiskeyjack and his squad of Bridgeburners, and for Tattersail, surviving cadre mage of the Second Legion, the aftermath of the siege of Pale should have been a time to mourn the many dead. But Darujhistan, last of the Free Cities of Genabackis, yet holds out. It is to this ancient citadel that Laseen turns her predatory gaze. However, it would appear that the Empire is not alone in this great game. Sinister, shadowbound forces are gathering as the gods themselves prepare to play their hand... Conceived and written on a panoramic scale, Gardens of the Moon is epic fantasy of the highest order--an enthralling adventure by an outstanding new voice. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.