Some call it the Dreamwish Beast. Others call it the Starduster. Some don’t believe it exists at all, others worship it, a handful will pay any price to kill it and display its remains.
But it remains for one man, Nicobar Lane, the most accomplished hunter of the galactic era, to find out what it really is, to match wits and willpower and skills against something that is both too alien and too familiar.
Join this Ahab as he reluctantly pursues the secrets buried inside him. Join this interstellar Moby Dick as he tempts and tortures his pursuer. Join Mike Resnick as he spins a yarn of galactic adventure and, to quote Analog, “… Well before the end, you will know yourself deep in the clutches of … art.”
It is a few thousand years in the future, and Man has spread throughout the galaxy. Nicobar Lane is a hunter, one of the best, who brings back alien specimens for museums. One commission he always refuses is to hunt down the Dreamwish Beast, since no one alive has seen one and the assumption is that it’s a myth—until he encounters it in deep space.
Now that he knows it exists, Lane becomes obsessed with killing it, much as Ahab was obsessed with killing the white whale … but the whale was an unthinking beast, while this one can establish contact with Lane long enough to ask what it’s done to make Lane want to kill it.
Lane has, of necessity, kept his emotions under check, since his job is killing things, and he resents the fact that the creature is making him feel. He steps up his efforts to hunt it down. They indulge in a galaxy-wide chase that takes them beyond all boundaries to a new and unknown universe … and as they realize they are the only two living, thinking, feeling entities in this universe, they make their peace and form a lasting emotional bond.
This boxed set contains all six bestselling novels in Allen Drury’s Advise and Consent series, a masterwork of politics and human nature that spanned sixteen years of the author’s career. The original novel, Advise and Consent, is one of the high points of 20th Century literature, #1 New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner. A seminal work of political fiction, it is as relevant today as when it was first published. A sweeping tale of corruption and ambition that cuts across the landscape of Washington, DC, with the breadth and realism that only an astute observer and insider can convey.
In his novels, Allen Drury penetrates the world’s stormiest political battleground—the smoke-filled committee rooms of the United States Senate—to reveal the bitter conflicts and controversial politics when opposing parties struggle for power, by any means necessary. His works are true epics showing in fascinating detail the minds and motives of the statesmen, the opportunists, the idealists. These six novels in the Advise and Consent series follow his political cast of characters through epic worldwide struggles.
Great. Tori Karacis’s face is on the front of yet another tabloid “newspaper,” linked to Hollywood hottie Apollo Demas. It was ONE dinner, and she was pissed with him at the time. But that’s the least of her worries. Just before leaving for her cousin’s destination wedding in Delphi, she learns that her arch nemeses, Zeus and Poseidon, have escaped police custody.
Despite looking forward to seeing Detective Nick Armani in a tux, her bad preflight jitters are confirmed when Apollo, with his sexy new costar on his arm, boards the same plane. A plane that a freak storm nearly tears out of the sky.
What awaits them atop Mount Parnassus is even more deadly. A prophecy, a kidnapping, and a bloodletting that stirs up the mother of all trouble—literally. Rhea is awakened, and she’s none too happy with her offspring for losing their usurped dominion over the Earth.
The Olympians have fallen. It’s time for the Titans to rise again. Which means it’ll be a bad day for anyone standing in their way.
“There’s a lot going on in this story. It’s really pretty much non-stop action of one type or another from beginning to end. Along with it you get a smooth plot flow, nice imagery, a unique locale, lots of interesting characters and great bantering dialogue.” —Literary Nymphs Reviews
“Wow! What a wild and crazy roller coaster ride of a story! Author Lucienne Diver has another amazing hit on her hands with this, the third installment in her wildly popular Latter-Day Olympians series … This is a fantastic novel that will enchant readers of all ages.” —Night Owl Reviews
“I’ve said it twice now in my previous reviews of this series, but I’ll say it again: if you’re looking for an action packed Urban Fantasy with the perfect blend of Greek mythology this is the read for you! Tori is without a doubt one of my most favorite heroines now! … I look forward to reading more of her adventures and whatever mischief she gets herself into!” —Jessica at A Great Read, 5/5 Stars
Contains all four novels in New York Times bestselling author Jody Lynn Nye’s hilarious modern fantasy series.
Mythology 101 - The adventure begins in Mythology 101. Keith Doyle, believer in myths and goodhearted nerd, discovers a secret village of magical elves occupying a vacant level of the library building. But the library is in danger of being torn down, destroying the elves’ home. The only thing that can save the elves is the magic of… free enterprise.
Mythology Abroad - The adventure moves across the ocean in Mythology Abroad. Keith Doyle and Holl, one of the Little Folk, set off to find their roots. On their tour, south of Ireland, Keith falls prey to magical beings. Holl, with magical and mundane help, must rescue Keith from his own folly and solve the mystery of the disappearance of the Little Folk….
Higher Mythology - The adventure continues in Higher Mythology. Holl has finally tied the knot with his beloved, Maura. When Holl’s cousin stumbles across a business dumping toxic waste on the Little Folks’ land, Holl, Maura, and their new baby are kidnapped. Can Keith Doyle, with the help of the Little Folk and Air Spites, rescue them before it’s too late?
AdvanceD Mythology - In AdvanceD Mythology Keith Doyle has his biggest adventure with the Little Folk yet! Malevolent spirits haunt the elves and, just as bad, a Big Person has discovered them. Keith tries to help his magical friends while evading an industrial spy. Can he do all this while planning a party to end all parties?