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REBOOTS: Diabolical Streak
Space travel is tough. No air, cosmic radiation, absolute lack of other life-sustaining essentials.
What better way to deal with space travel than to man ships with creatures that regenerate or don’t need air, or are immune to various maladies?
In a future world where zombies, vampires and werewolves co-exist with ‘normal’ humans on Earth, these ships are staffed by a motley crew of various types of undead or near-dead creatures.
Of course no one really knows what happens when zombies and vampires are squeezed together in the close confines of a spaceship.
Don’t you love surprises?
REBOOTS: Diabolical Streak
Welcome back to the world of Reboots—a world where zombies, vampires and werewolves live side by side with humans and eke out whatever existence they can, doing whatever jobs they can including space travel where they make the perfect crew members given their lack of normal needs.
Humph and his friends Fred the werewolf and Skinny Jim the zombie have found a new home on the planet Mildred, a nice little mid-sized industrial world (named, apparently, after a drunken captain’s girlfriend). Humph runs a successful private investigation agency solving petty crimes, which pays the bills nicely, until he takes on a case to find the missing heir to a secretive company.
But this is no ordinary case, and he is caught in a set-up that will spell doom for both himself and his ward…unless he can out-think and out-run an insidious enemy who will do anything to stop him.
Le choix du loup, de Karen Whiddon
Pour Simon Caldwell, le loup-garou rompu aux missions délicates, pister et capturer une louve dangereuse, accusée de meurtre, fait partie de la routine. Mais lorsque la traque prend fin et qu’il découvre sa proie sous sa forme humaine, acculée avec sa meute au fond d’une grotte, il sent sa main trembler pour la première fois, tandis qu’un sentiment inconnu l’envahit. Troublé au plus profond de son être, Simon saisit alors l’incroyable vérité : Raven, la femme louve, est son âme sœur, sa compagne du destin. Celle pour qui il va devoir faire le plus difficile des choix : fuir avec elle et partager sa vie, libre et sauvage à jamais. Ou la laisser s’échapper et retourner à la civilisation, condamné pour toujours à la solitude…
La captive de l’ombre, de Mercedes Lackey
De retour au château de son père après une longue absence, Moira découvre que ce dernier a passé un contrat avec le prince du Jendar, un homme connu pour sa cruauté. Et de toute évidence, c’est elle qui est l’enjeu de ce contrat. Aussi décide-t-elle d’utiliser enfin les pouvoirs extraordinaires qu'elle a toujours gardés secrets…
Maya Witherspoon lived most of the first twenty-five years of her life in her native India. As the daughter of a prominent British physician and a Brahmin woman of the highest caste, she graduated from the University of Delhi as a Doctor of Medicine by the age of twenty-two.
But the science of medicine was not Maya’s only heritage. For Maya’s aristocratic mother Surya was a sorceress—a former priestess of the mystical magics fueled by the powerful and fearsome pantheon of Indian gods.
Though Maya felt the stirring of magic in her blood, her mother had repeatedly refused to train her. “I cannot,” she had said, her eyes dark with distress, whenever Maya asked. “Yours is the magic of your father’s blood, not mine....” Surya never had the chance to explain this enigmatic statement to her daughter before a mysterious illness claimed her life.
Yet it was Maya’s father’s death shortly thereafter that confirmed her darkest suspicions. For her father was killed by the bite of a krait, a tiny venomous snake, and in the last hours of her mother’s life, Surya had warned Maya to beware “the serpent’s shadow.” Maya knew she must flee the land of her birth or face the same fate as her parents.
In self-imposed exile in Edwardian London, Maya knew that she could not hide forever from the vindictive power that had murdered her parents. She knew in her heart that even a vast ocean couldn’t protect her from “the serpent’s shadow” that had so terrified her mother. Her only hope was to find a way to master her own magic: the magic of her father’s blood. But who would teach her? And could she learn enough to save her life by the time her relentless pursuers caught up with their prey?
Long ago, the barriers between our world and the Otherworld were ripped open, and it's taken centuries to bring back civilization in the wake of the catastrophe. Now, the luckiest Cits live in enclosed communities, behind walls that keep them safe from the hideous creatures fighting to break through. Others are not so lucky.
To Joyeaux Charmand, who has been a Hunter in her tight-knit mountain community since she was a child, every Cit without magic deserves her protection from dangerous Othersiders. Then she is called to Apex City, where the best Hunters are kept to protect the most important people.
Joy soon realizes that the city's powerful leaders care more about luring Cits into a false sense of security than protecting them. More and more monsters are getting through the barriers, and the close calls are becoming too frequent to ignore. Yet the Cits have no sense of how much danger they're in-to them, Joy and her corp of fellow Hunters are just action stars they watch on TV.
When an act of sabotage against Joy takes an unbearable toll, Joy uncovers a terrifying conspiracy in the city. There is something much worse than the usual monsters infiltrating Apex. And it may be too late to stop them?
Though Vanyel has been born with near-legendary abilities to work both Herald and Mage magic, he wasn’t no part in such things. Nor does he seek a warrior’s path, wishing instead to become a Bard.
Yet such talent as his, if left untrained, may prove a menace not only to Vanyel but to others as well. So he is sent to be fostered with his aunt, Savil, one of the fame Herald-Mages of Valdemar.
But, strong-willed and self-centered, Vanyel is a challenge which even Savil cannot master alone. For soon he will become the focus of frightening forces, lending his raw magic to a spell that unleashes terrifying wyr-hunters on the land.
And by the time Savil seeks the assistance of a Shin’a’in Adept, Vanyel’s wild talent may have already grown beyond anyone’s ability to contain, placing Vanyel, Savil, and Valdemar itself in desperate peril.