A Penguin Rolling Down a Hill is a young adult/crossover fantasy adventure set in a land where the dreams we have at night, while we are sleeping, are actually produced and performed. Up near the Zenith Territory lies the magnificent Palace of Somnium. Ever since the beginning of time, the palace has been the residence of the dream ambassador, Mr. Good, and the place where all the nice, pleasant, happy dreams were conceived. Vile, another dream ambassador who specializes in nightmares, did all his scary stuff down in the Nether Regions in a dark and gloomy place called Torment Towers. All that was, until recently. With the advent of 3D computer-animated dreams up at the palace, Vile found himself lagging behind in the technology stakes. And he didnt like it. So he marched over to the palace and kicked Mr. Goods butt out. Vile is now in total control of Dream World, and everyone, everywhere, every night faces the prospect of horrible nightmaresnightmares that will lead to stress, anxiety, depression, and lack of sleep all across the world. The consequences could very well be catastrophic. Vile must be stopped, and Mr. Good has a plan. He calls for help from the physical world. But can two sixth-form students really save the world?
Powerful elemental magic sleeps in the soul of a pauper in the slums of medieval Dongguan. Jian, a boy with no past and no identity, must find his answers in the wild labyrinth of the underworld. The mystery of Xu is guarded from the majority by the wealthy and powerful royalty of the D’Quan. The caste structure of society rigidly forces the masses to keep their place. No one from the bottom caste is ever expected to make an impact in this cruel, harsh society. No hope – no future – Choon Guay – the Forgotten. Who will speak for those who have no voice? Jian, Choon Guay boy, must find his identity, his calling, and his destiny.
Vampires who dwell deep within forbidden crypts, lost souls who wander mist-shrouded cemeteries, and gargoyles of living stone... Tales From The Dark Tower is an original collection of 13 sinister stories, lavishly illustrated by Joseph Vargo. Based upon characters depicted in Vargo's classic gothic paintings, each story in this unique anthology is woven together to create a new and exciting saga of vampire lore. Abandon hope all ye who enter here... deep within the shadows of the Dark Tower.
"Dazzling and unmistakable in style, resonant in meaning, Jorge Luis Borges' The Aleph and Other Stories contains the best of Borges' fiction. Included also is a lengthy autobiographical essay written especially for this volume. The twenty stories in this book cover the whole span and all the various facets of Borges' forty-year career as a short story writer. The collection is the most definitive and comprehensive available in English"--Jacket.
Don’t miss the epic, action-packed finale of the middle grade series School Library Journal called “extremely entertaining and sure to be popular with fans of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson books and the 39 Clues series.” Five elements. One terrifying new world. One final stand. Gabe and his friends thought they had finally discovered a way to destroy the shadow dimension of Arcadia forever. But they were tricked—and instead of saving San Francisco, they’ve merged it and Arcadia into one nightmarish reality. To undo their mistake, they’ll have to risk the ultimate sacrifice in a high-stakes battle that will unite all five elements…one last time.
The first comprehensive study of the films of Guillermo del Toro. Now having directed the forthcoming Peter Jackson production of The Hobbit, del Toro seems set to become the future of the 21st-century fantasy film. The Golden Labyrinth covers all of del Toro's work to date but goes even further, exploring the inspiration, genesis and production of unique films such as Cronos, Hellboy or Pan's Labyrinth.