Bestselling science fiction master Peter F. Hamilton delivers the first of a two-book saga set in his popular Commonwealth universe. Distinguished by deft plotting, a teeming cast of characters, dazzling scientific speculation, and imagination that brings the truly alien to life, The Abyss Beyond Dreams reveals Hamilton as a storyteller of astonishing ingenuity and power.
The year is 3326. Nigel Sheldon, one of the founders of the Commonwealth, receives a visit from the Raiel—self-appointed guardians of the Void, the enigmatic construct at the core of the galaxy that threatens the existence of all that lives. The Raiel convince Nigel to participate in a desperate scheme to infiltrate the Void.
Once inside, Nigel discovers that humans are not the only life-forms to have been sucked into the Void, where the laws of physics are subtly different and mental powers indistinguishable from magic are commonplace. The humans trapped there are afflicted by an alien species of biological mimics—the Fallers—that are intelligent but merciless killers.
Yet these same aliens may hold the key to destroying the threat of the Void forever—if Nigel can uncover their secrets. As the Fallers’ relentless attacks continue, and the fragile human society splinters into civil war, Nigel must uncover the secrets of the Fallers—before he is killed by the very people he has come to save.
Praise for The Abyss Beyond Dreams
“The work of an author at the top of his game.”—Science Fiction and Fantasy World
“Incredibly robust and exciting and rousing, sharing flavors of Jack Vance, John Wright, China Miéville, Orson Scott Card, and A. E. van Vogt . . . Hamilton’s deployment of lots of grand super-science is utterly deft and convincing.”—Locus
“Solidy engrossing fare . . . The characters, always Hamilton’s strength, remain as distinctive as ever.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Everything one wants in sf—great characters, mind bending stuff, adventure, politics, romance, revolution . . . just superb.”—Fantasy Book Critic
“Hamilton does a particular kind of planetary politics and space opera very well, and this is a perfect example of it. . . . [The Abyss Beyond Dreams is] a satisfying and well-oiled story, with potential for more epic adventure to come.”—Booklist
The Bishop siblings’ family is on the verge of collapse as all three find themselves embroiled in danger. Family bonds may keep them alive…but only love can give them something to live for. Read BISHOP’S KNIGHT, the first novel in this ALL NEW heart-pounding Endgame trilogy!
She needs his help…
Thanks to years of government training, Evie Bishop knows how to get into places she doesn’t belong—and she’s very good at it. But years of doing black ops work burned her out so she returns home—to unexpected chaos. One of her brothers is in a coma and the other is in hiding, wanted for murder. Then a fellow operative from her past shows up shot and bleeding with news that an assassin is gunning for everyone involved with a past op. She’s forced to turn to the one man she knows she can trust—the man whose heart she broke.
But it will come with a price…
When Dylan Blackwood proposed a year ago, Evie turned him down flat and walked out of his life. He’s stunned when he finds her on his doorstep covered in someone else’s blood, needing his help. He always knew there was more to her than met the eye—that Evie was never simply the pampered society princess she wanted people to believe she was. But he never expected this. If she needs help, he’ll give it. Even if he can’t forget her betrayal. Even if he isn’t sure he can trust her. But his protection will come with a price—her heart. Before they can have a chance at a future, they’ll have to work together to take down a faceless enemy who has Evie firmly in his crosshairs.
FIRST IN NEW TRILOGY
Author note: This book can be read as a stand-alone, complete with HEA.
Books in trilogy:
Bishop’s Knight, #1
Bishop’s Queen, #2
Bishop’s Endgame, #3
“It’s going to be our little secret.
Will you agree to be my fake fiancée?”
Oh God, Oh God, Oh God!
Why did I agree to this?
My feelings for my boss were never fake.
I know he doesn’t do relationships,
And only needs me to keep his job.
Then, why is it getting so hard?
Why is he turning into my romantic fantasy?
It was all supposed to be fake, no strings attached.
And the pact never talked about the two lines that I now see on the pregnancy strip!
Oh no, Oh no. Oh no!
A full-length, standalone office romance with no cliffhanger, and a swoon worthy happily ever after.
I used to call him Daddy as a joke...
Arlo was my ex-boyfriend's father and my boss.
He was my rock when everyone else abandoned me.
But I still wasn't strong enough to stay.
I thought running away was the right thing to do.
Three years later, a twist of fate brought us back together.
It started out as innocent flirting.
Then it changed from innocent, to giving him my innocence.
But nobody can find out what we did.
Especially his son.
It would ruin their already rocky relationship.
Just because I call him Daddy for another reason now doesn't mean he will choose me.
And if he did, am I ready to face everything I ran from?
This is a standalone May/December Romance that will melt your Kindle and your heart.
A Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon Charts bestseller.
From the bestselling author of The Beekeeper’s Promise comes a gripping story of three young women faced with impossible choices. How will history – and their families – judge them?
Paris, 1940. With the city occupied by the Nazis, three young seamstresses go about their normal lives as best they can. But all three are hiding secrets. War-scarred Mireille is fighting with the Resistance; Claire has been seduced by a German officer; and Vivienne’s involvement is something she can’t reveal to either of them.
Two generations later, Claire’s English granddaughter Harriet arrives in Paris, rootless and adrift, desperate to find a connection with her past. Living and working in the same building on the Rue Cardinale, she learns the truth about her grandmother – and herself – and unravels a family history that is darker and more painful than she ever imagined.
In wartime, the three seamstresses face impossible choices when their secret activities put them in grave danger. Brought together by loyalty, threatened by betrayal, can they survive history’s darkest era without being torn apart?
By award winning author Chuck Dixon, (Yes, the same Chuck Dixon who co-created the character Bane.)
You don't punch a cocktail waitress around Dwayne Roenbach, not even if you are his wealthy mogul boss.
Unfortunately, said boss got him blacklisted for actions that Dwayne knew were entirely appropriate of a retired US Army Ranger.
Now, a phone call from a mysterious benefactor wants Dwayne to pull together a team to help rescue scientists who are lost.
With the kind of money he's being offered he only asks a couple of questions to make sure the job is legit.
Perhaps he should have asked a few more.
This Epic Adventure spans multiple time periods, gun battles with creatures and people all over the world as well as up and down history as they battle to do what is right.
No matter if Hell is there to greet them in the end.
Bad times or not, these Rangers have no 'quit' in them. Everyone and everything needs to get the hell out of their way.
They have mission(s) to complete.
Go up and click 'Read For Free' or 'Buy Now' and dig into an adventure that will have you hearing the sounds of the past, while smelling the gun powder as the team fights across the world,and time.
A FEW QUOTES ABOUT CHUCK DIXON:
“Chuck is a damn good writer who is really good at hooking you, giving you fun characters, and
telling you one hell of an adventure story.”
Larry Correia, Monster Hunters International, the Grimoir Chronicles
“An intelligent and well thought-out high action time travel story.”
Noah Mullette-Gillman, Luminous and Ominous
“Dixon excels at putting down action, of introducing larger-than-life heroes, kicking them through the
door into a big mess, and having them sort out a situation in a flurry of martial arts moves and big
Mel Odom, The Rover series.
Space is a dangerous place, even for the wary, especially for the unprepared. The aliens have no idea.
Here comes the Bad Company.
Colonel Terry Henry Walton takes his warriors into battle, for a price, in this first installment of The Bad Company. He believes in the moral high ground and is happy getting paid for his role in securing it.
Set in the Kurtherian Gambit Universe, Terry, Char, and their people—humans, Werewolves, Weretigers, and Vampires—form the core of the Bad Company’s Direct Action Branch, a private conflict solution enterprise.
Join them as they fight their way across Tissikinnon Four where none of the warring parties were what they expected.
--- PLEASE NOTE ---
Inside this book is cursing, amusing cursing, but cursing nonetheless. If bad language offends you, perhaps this book is not for you.
Set on the foundation laid by the Kurtherian Gambit Series, The Bad Company tells an entirely new story in the Age of Expansion--when the Etheric Empire is fast becoming the Etheric Federation with all of the trials and tribulations that come with bringing together different peoples, systems, and ideals.
If the heroes catch her, they'll kill her!
When a car came crashing into Donna, she thought she was going to die. Instead, she discovered she could transform into something terrifying and inhuman. Not knowing who to trust, she's tempted to turn to Ryan—a guy from her past who haunts her dreams. He knows of an electrifying intruder that has entered their town.
But Ryan has other big secrets too…
Before Donna can learn the truth about who the real villains are, her friend is kidnapped. Donna knows whoever is taking people will be coming for her next.
Fans of Captain Marvel, Percy Jackson, and Stranger Things will love this series, written by USA Today bestselling author Ashley C. Harris.
One click to begin this exhilarating page-turner!
After a loved-up adventure in a wood in North London, sixty-odd-year-old Lily drives off in her Classic Mercedes and takes a wrong turn. The day is unbearably hot, and the snazzy car's air-con is broken, blowing out hot air instead of cold. Lily follows the meandering road in a state of dehydration, and experiences a series of encounters with angels and demons and ghosts from the past.
When the fae beckon, very few resist. Even fewer return.
As a veil witch, I’m used to taking out the supernatural trash. Everything from poltergeists to vampires, you name it and I’ve dealt with it. So opening a paranormal cleanup business just seemed to make sense. If I’m already dealing with the pests, why not get paid?
But when I accidentally breach the faery realm to encounter a girl recently reported missing, start seeing the ghost of a witch whose disappearance has never been solved, and discover a Book of Shadows that opens only for me, I can't just go back to business as usual. Especially when I also gain the interest of a sexy and mysterious mage. Timing is everything, and even as my desire grows, a little voice inside keeps reminding me to step carefully. I know all too well that, in the supernatural world, opening doors means facing consequences. In this case, those consequences might just mean never being heard from again.