'The virus sweeps across South America. The world is on high alert. It's coming for us... A video hits the Internet and quickly goes viral. A video showing a woman, attacked, bitten and dying.... before rising again. Experts confirm the video as a fake. A prank. But all the expert denials count for nothing when the virus reaches the UK. Chloe finds herself left behind, abandoned by Steve who rejoins the army to fight the new enemy. She'll be forced to survive on her own. Whatever it takes. They must all make sacrifices to do what is right. To do what is right for the greater good. Don't miss this gritty and harrowing look at the end of the world, featuring a dark, realistic vision of the Zombie Apocalypse that will keep you up at night. Performed by: Yasmin Tuazon, Jenna Sharpe, Stewart Crank, Lucy Symons, Elena Anderson, Shanta Parasuraman, Ian Russell, John Kielty, Alex Hill-Knight, Bradley Foster Smith, Christopher Williams, Colleen Delany, Hannah Curtis, Karen Novack, Katie Boothe, Kay Eluvian, Keval Shah, Mark Harrietha, Martin Dickinson, Nora Achrati, Peter Holdway, Terence Aselford, Wyn Delano, and Zeke Alton.'
'With his wedding behind him, Fred is looking forward to nightly life finally settling down. Unfortunately, someone from his past has other, far less peaceful, plans in mind. Finding his clan under attack, Fred must scramble to discover who is working against him and how to fight back. Between securing shelter, trading favors, and keeping up with his accounting business, it won't be easy to stay out of trouble; let alone uncover the identity of his adversary. Faced with an enemy who has no interest in diplomacy, Fred and his friends will have to make hard choices if they want to survive. Choices that could forever change The House of Fred. Performed by Christopher Walker, Steven Carpenter, Zeke Alton, Eva Wilhelm, Carolyn Kashner, Marni Penning, Scott McCormick, Joe Mallon, Ken Jackson, Shanta Parasuraman, Matthew Schleigh, Gabriel Michael, Anthony Palmini, Bill Gillett, Chris Davenport, Richard Rohan, Bradley Foster Smith, Peter Holdway, Nora Achrati, Yasmin Tuazon, Torian Brackett, Nicole Perez, Andrew Mimms, Jessica Lauren Ball, Karen Novack, Nazia Chaudhry, Steve Wannall, Holly Adams, Terence Aselford, Ryan Carlo Dalusung, Nanette Savard, Lise Bruneau, Eric Messner, Colleen Delany, Danny Gavigan and Alejandro Ruiz.'
The epic conclusion to The Rylee Adamson series from New York Times Bestselling Author Shannon Mayer. ''My name is Rylee and I am a Tracker.'' When children go missing, and the Humans have no leads, I'm the one they call. I am their last hope in bringing home the lost ones. I salvage what they cannot. My final salvage, and this time I must rescue the entire world. Orion has fooled the entire human population with his lies, and they follow him like mindless zombies. They are the lost ones now. I have my allies and my loved ones with me, but while they will fight to their death, it is still not enough. I must seal the Veil closed and send the demons back forever. There is only one thing left for me to do. Face Orion alone. But Orion knows my weakness. And he has stolen her away leaving me with a choice no mother should ever face. Performed by Nora Achrati, Yasmin Tuazon, Chris Genebach, Shanta Parasuraman, Bradley Foster Smith, Christopher Williams, Karen Novack, Laura C. Harris, Colleen Delany, Ken Jackson, James Konicek, Chris Stinson, Lydia Kraniotis, Anthony Palmini, Matthew Bassett, Natalie Van Sistine, Amanda Forstrom, Mark Harrietha, Richard Rohan, Dawn Ursula, Holly Adams, Ryan Carlo Dalusung, Terence Aselford, Niusha Nawab, Robb Moreira, Rob McFadyen, Steven Carpenter, Eric Messner, Michael John Casey, Nanette Savard, Hannah Curtis, Triya Leong, Chris Davenport, Eva Wilhelm, Julie-Ann Elliott, Darius Johnson, Debi Tinsley, Nazia Chaudhry, Christopher Graybill, Catherine Aselford, Carolyn Kashner, and David Jourdan.
My name is Rylee and I am a Tracker. When children go missing, and the Humans have no leads, I'm the one they call. I am their last hope in bringing home the lost ones. I salvage what they cannot. One last salvage and the final battle with Orion and the demon hordes will be upon me. I don't know the name of the person I'm Tracking, or what she looks like so finding her is going to be . . . impossible. But she is the key to defeating the demons. The world has been swept with a plague that is killing not only the humans, but every supernatural it touches. While I'm out Tracking, my allies are being wiped out. Worse than all of this? I am losing Pamela to the darkness with every second that passes. I'm not sure even I can control any of these outcomes But that doesn't mean I'm not going to try. Performed by Nora Achrati, Shanta Parasuraman, Chris Genebach, Bradley Foster Smith, Yasmin Tuazon, Darius Johnson, Colleen Delany, Ken Jackson, Matthew Bassett, Christopher Williams, James Konicek, Amanda Forstrom, Robb Moreira, Marni Penning, Laura C. Harris, Brandon Burton, Nicole Perez, Terence Aselford, Anthony Palmini, Eric Messner, Joe Mallon, and Chris Davenport.
War is nearly upon them, and the demons will have their pint of blood...one way or another. ""My name is Rylee and I am a Tracker."" When children go missing, and the Humans have no leads, I'm the one they call. I am their last hope in bringing home the lost ones. I salvage what they cannot. The clock is ticking and I can feel the weight of the final battle with the demon hordes looming over my head. The puzzle pieces are becoming clearer, but the casualty list is growing. And with each name that is added to those we've lost, my confidence cracks a little more. Yet there is hope...A child saved...A life lost...A prophecy fulfilled. Performed by Nora Achrati, Chris Genebach, Shanta Parasuraman, Chris Davenport, Bradley Foster Smith, Ken Jackson, Colleen Delany, Darius Johnson, James Konicek, Terence Aselford, Rayner Gabriel, Rose Elizabeth Supan, Mort Shelby, Lise Bruneau, Yasmin Tuazon, Chris Williams, Wyn Delano, Carolyn Kashner, Joel David Santner, Gabriel Michael, Debi Tinsley, Ian Russell, Robb Moreira, Triya Leong, Kimberly Gilbert, Rana Kay, Henry W. Kramer, Amanda Forstrom, Nanette Savard, Natalie Van Sistine, and Eva Wilhelm.
From the vast lore surrounding King Arthur, Camelot, and the Knights of the Round Table, comes an anthology of gender-bent, race-bent, LGBTQIA+ inclusive retellings. Featuring stories by:
Alexander Chee • Preeti Chhibber • Roshani Chokshi • Sive Doyle • Maria Dahvana Headley • Ausma Zehanat Khan • Daniel M. Lavery • Ken Liu • Sarah MacLean • Silvia Moreno-Garcia • Jessica Plummer • Anthony Rapp • Waubgeshig Rice • Alex Segura • Nisi Shawl • S. Zainab Williams
A Publishers Weekly Summer Reads pick!
Here you'll find the Lady of the Lake reimagined as an albino Ugandan sorceress and the Lady of Shalott as a wealthy, isolated woman in futuristic Mexico City; you'll see Excalibur rediscovered as a baseball bat that grants a washed-up minor leaguer a fresh shot at glory and as a lost ceremonial drum that returns to a young First Nations boy the power and the dignity of his people. There are stories set in Gilded Age Chicago, '80s New York, twenty-first century Singapore, and space; there are lesbian lady knights, Arthur and Merlin reborn in the modern era for a second chance at saving the world and falling in love-even a coffee shop AU.
Brave, bold, and groundbreaking, the stories in Sword Stone Table will bring fresh life to beloved myths and give long-time fans a chance to finally see themselves in their favorite legends.
Audiobook Table of Contents:
'The Once and Future Qadi' by Ausma Zehanat Khan, read by Ali Nasser
'Passing Fair and Young' by Roshani Chokshi, read by Soneela Nankani
'How, after Long Fighting, Galehaut WasOvercome by Lancelot Yet Was Not Slainand Made Great Speed to Yield to Friendship;Or, Galehaut, the Knight of the Forfeit' by Daniel M. Lavery, read by Em Grossland
'I Being Young and Foolish' by Nisi Shawl, read by Amani Starnes
'The Bladesmith Queen' by Sarah MacLean, read by Lena Lee
'Do, By All Due Means' by Sive Doyle, read by Jeena Yi
'Mayday' by Maria Dahvana Headley, read by Joel Froomkin
'Heartbeat' by Waubgeshig Rice, read by Shaun Taylor-Corbett
'Jack and Brad and the Magician' by Anthony Rapp, read by the author
'The Quay Stone' by S. Zainab Williams, read by Shanta Parasuraman
'Black Diamond' by Alex Segura, read by Omar Leyva
'Flat White' by Jessica Plummer, read by Laya Lewis
'Once (Them) & Future (Us)' by Preeti Chhibber, read by Deepti Gupta
'A Shadow in Amber' by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, read by Gisela Chipe
'White Hempen Sleeves' by Ken Liu, read by Dani Martineck
'Little Green Men' by Alexander Chee, read by Vikas Adam
'After several years as a vampire, starting a business, founding his own clan, and proposing to his girlfriend, Fred is finally beginning to settle into life as an undead accountant. Unfortunately, not everyone is happy about his continued survival, or the dangerous friends he's made along the way. The Blood Council has dispatched a representative to determine if Fred is fit for the position he currently fills as head of a clan, and the stakes for failure are deathly serious. Worse, Fred will have to muddle through without the help of Krystal, who is off on a mysterious task of her own. Saddled with a new bodyguard, Fred will have to prove he's got what it takes to be a respectable vampire, control his abilities, and lead a clan. Because if he can't, the House of Fred will be no more. Performed by Christopher Walker, Eva Wilhelm, Nora Achrati, Yasmin Tuazon, Danny Gavigan, Alejandro Ruiz, Carolyn Kashner, Shanta Parasuraman, Zeke Alton, Karen Novack, Marni Penning, Ken Jackson, Eric Messner, Scott McCormick, Rose Elizabeth Supan, Mort Shelby, Elizabeth Jernigan, Lydia Kraniotis, Michael John Casey, Bradley Smith, Terence Aselford, Chris Davenport, and Colleen Delany.'
'With a thriving parahuman accounting practice, a steady relationship, and a circle of trusted friends, Fred's undead life has become more enjoyable than his normal one ever was. Unfortunately, it also seems that he's no longer the only vampire to appreciate the up-and-coming city of Winslow, Colorado. A new clan of vampires is moving in, and they aren't well known for tolerating outsiders in their territory. Now, Fred must cope with the growing presence-and threat-of other vampires even as he struggles to keep up with his business's demands and make time for his friends. Between hidden parahuman towns, crazed vampire hunters, quarreling mages, and the world's least subtle spy, it will take all of Fred's wiles just to keep his head above water. And as the new clan sinks their fangs deeper and deeper into his city, the undead accountant is faced with a choice between two equally unappealing options: flee his home, or stand against an entire clan of fellow vampires. Performed by Christopher Walker, Nora Achrati, Marni Penning, Yasmin Tuazon, Shanta Parasuraman, Steven Carpenter, Carolyn Kashner, Christopher Graybill, Anthony Palmini, Laura C Harris, Danny Gavigan, Matthew Bassett, Scott McCormick, Alejandro Ruiz, Bradley Smith, Colleen Delany, Holly Adams, Michael John Casey, Terence Aselford and Zeke Alton.'
"My name is Rylee, and I am a Tracker."
When children go missing, and the Humans have no leads, I'm the one they call. I am their last hope in bringing home the lost ones. I salvage what they cannot.
Bringing my allies together as war approaches is my number one concern. But that means I have to play nice with a vampire who is blackmailing me. If I don't, I'm screwed and my family is dead.
But I don't play nice. And I have a backup plan. Kinda.
Throw in some new weapons being developed that work around supernaturals and I have more problems than I can handle on my own.
Good thing I have a kick ass team.
Even if they are on the other side of the world from me.
'After discovering just how filled with magic, intrigue, and adventure the parahuman world of being an Undead American can be, Fredrick Frankford Fletcher did exactly what was expected--he became a certified parahuman accountant. Myths and legends, as it turns out, are not so great at taking appropriate deductions and keeping their receipts, and Fred is more than happy to return to a life others view as woefully dull, expanding his accounting business to cater to various monsters and their respective financial needs. Said monsters are, unfortunately, still spectacular at pulling Fred into trouble, though. And despite merely wanting to stick with simple paperwork, Fred once again finds he is going to have to deal with enchanted weaponry, government agents, possessed houses, and one enigmatic dragon's interest. In the parahuman world, any business can turn deadly, even one as mundane as accounting. Performed by Christopher Walker, Nora Achrati, Danny Gavigan, Scott McCormick, Marni Penning, Alejandro Ruiz, Bradley Smith, Carolyn Kashner, Shanta Parasuraman, Elizabeth Jernigan, Terence Aselford, Zeke Alton, Henry Kramer, Matthew Schleigh, Michael John Casey, Ken Jackson, Matthew Bassett, Colleen Delany and Chris Stinson.'
'Nothing like setting off catastrophic events to mix things up, on a salvage for a child like no other. ''My name is Rylee, and I am a Tracker.'' When children go missing, and the Humans have no leads, I'm the one they call. I am their last hope in bringing home the lost ones. I salvage what they cannot. Crossing into Ogre country is dangerous when you're a polite, respectful gal. Which means we all know I'm in for a wild ride, despite the new back up I've brought along. Even when things start to go sideways, and enemies close on us from every side, I still believe we have the upper hand. How very blind can one person be when it comes to a salvage for a missing child? I'm about to find out. Performed by Nora Achrati, Chris Genebach, David Jourdan, Bradley Foster Smith, Ken Jackson, Shanta Parasuraman, Yasmin Tuazon, Rob McFadyen, Jacob Yeh, Michael John Casey, Richard Rohan, John Kielty, Christopher Williams, Kimberly Gilbert, Colleen Delany, Amanda Forstrom, Terence Aselford, Eric Messner, Nanette Savard, Alejandro Ruiz, Michael Glenn, Tia Shearer, Natalie Van Sistine, Holly Vagley, James Konicek, Scott McCormick, Lydia Kraniotis, Jessica Lauren Ball, and Rana Kay.'