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Keith R. A. DeCandido - Nova ​(angol)
Four ​years after the end of the Brood War, Emperor Arcturus Mengsk has rebuilt much of the Terran Dominion and consolidated a new military force despite an ever-present alien threat. Within this boiling cauldron of strife and subversion, a young woman known only as Nova shows the potential to become Mengsk's most lethal and promising "Ghost" operative. Utilizing a combination of pure physical aptitude, innate psychic power, and advanced technology, Nova can strike anywhere with the utmost stealth. Like a phantom in the shadows, she exists only as a myth to the enemies of the Terran Dominion. Yet Nova wasn't born a killer. She was once a privileged child of one of the Old Families of the Terran Confederacy, but her life changed forever when a rebel militia murdered her family. In her grief, Nova unleashed her devastating psychic powers, killing hundreds in a single, terrible moment. Now, on the run through the slums of Tarsonis, she is unable to trust anyone. Pursued by a special agent tasked with hunting down rogue telepaths, Nova must come to terms with both her burgeoning powers and her guilt -- before they consume her and destroy everything in her path....

Keith R. A. DeCandido - Alien: ​Isolation - Izoláció
Végre ​megérkezett a nagy sikerű ALIEN: ISOLATION videojáték hivatalos regényváltozata! Amanda Ripley élete sosem volt könnyű... Szülei a szegénység peremén vergődtek, így édesanyja, Ellen Ripley kénytelen különböző, nem éppen veszélytelen munkákra szerződni, míg végül a Nostromo kereskedelmi teherhajó fedélzetére kerül. A mélyűri hajó eltűnését követően Amanda immár felnőttként egyetlen dologra összpontosít: kideríteni, mi is történt Ellen Ripleyvel? Küldetése során megjárja az ismert világ legmélyebb bugyrait, ahol nem sok mindenkiben bízhat az ember. S amikor már úgy érezi, olyan mélyre zuhant, mint még soha, felragyog előtte egy új reménysugár, amit követve elutazik a távoli Szevasztopol-állomásra, hogy végre választ kapjon kérdéseire. Ám az állomás romokban áll, folyosóin a halál ólálkodik, méghozzá a legrettenetesebb idegen élőlény formájában, amit Amanda valaha is el tudott képzelni…

Keith R. A. DeCandido - The ​Deathless
As ​if Ring Day weren't enough to make Buffy Summers anxious (she can't even afford one of the less expensive silver bands), the Slayer has her hands full trying to figure out why an average split-level house in Sunnydale has all the vampires spooked. When she arrives at the library to discuss this new development with Giles, a package he's received from an old folklorist in Russia reveals what's going on: The stars are properly aligned for an attempt to resurrect Koschei the Deathless, a long-dead evil sorcerer. So while her classmates are busy choosing rings to demonstrate their school spirit, Buffy must figure out how to keep someone from reviving Koschei and, should she need to resort to plan B, how to kill him again. A little investigating soon leads Buffy and the gang to the necromancer who originally killed the sorcerer, an immortal Russian sorceress named Yulia Dryanushkina, who can control vampires (which explains their reluctance to pass by her place of residence). When the crew pays Yulia a visit, she assures them that with Willow's assistance, she would be able to kill the sorcerer again should he be revived. Neither Buffy nor Willow are particularly comfortable with aligning themselves with the necromancer, but they have no other choice when, twenty-four hours later, the vampires start behaving strangely . . . and half the senior class goes missing.

Keith R. A. DeCandido - Under ​the Crimson Sun
Tharizdun, ​the Chained God, has released the Voidharrow - a liquid crystal imbued with his will and all the chaos of the Abyss - into the universe, and with it comes a transformative engine of pestilence. When exposed to the Voidharrow, individuals look as though they've been stricken by disease as the Abyssal liquid twists and deforms them into chaotic demonlike creatures. Behold the Abyssal Plague! When a trading caravan manned by grafters and con men come across a dead man in the desert they open the door to an Abyssal realm long since destroyed. As the Voidharrow takes hold of one of their companions, he begins to morph into a beast like none they have ever seen. When the stakes are raised in an attempt to defraud some of the more unsavory rulers of this cruel world, the Voidharrow comes to play a role in a move that could transform our heroes forever.

Keith R. A. DeCandido - Kali's ​Wrath
When ​the only surviving member of SG-7 brings Kali’s injured First Prime back to Stargate Command, Colonel O’Neill and his team are called on to investigate an attack by the Reetou on one of Kali’s homeworlds. But when a sabotaged Stargate leaves O’Neill, Carter and Daniel trapped off-world, Teal’c must team up with Kali’s First Prime, Jacob Carter, and Bra’tac to rescue his missing team. Meanwhile, the rest of SG-1 is presented with an offer they can’t refuse – to help Kali negotiate peace with the Reetou, or see thousands of her people massacred as punishment for their refusal. As time ticks down to the fateful meeting between Kali and the Reetou, SG-1 must escape before they fall victim to the Reetou’s deadly subterfuge...

Keith R. A. DeCandido - Buffy ​The Vampire Slayer: The Xander Years 1.
Unfulfilled ​crushes. Awkward first conversations. A date who wants you...dead. Having an Y-chromosome in Sunnydale is never easy. But Buffy the Vampire Slayer's friend Xander Harris seems to find more than his share of trouble with the opposite sex. At first Xander is happy being the teacher's pet - until his schoolboy crush brings out her true animal instincts. Then his whirlwind romance with the exotic foreign exchange student falters when she demands the ultimate sacrifice. Some members of the Slaying squad might say that dating Cordelia Chase could kill a guy. But Xander's relationship with the high-maintenance Cordy actually seems to be working out - until she decides he's seriously harming her social standing. His crafty plan to win her back may earn him more love than one guy can handle. Now, collected for the first time, are three stories from the hit TV series chronicling Xander's search for love on the Hellmouth,

Keith R. A. DeCandido - Sie ​sind unter uns
Sam ​und Dean sind nach New York City gekommen, um das Haus eines Rockmusikers zu untersuchen, das von einem Geist heimgesucht wird. Doch bevor sie herausfinden können, was es mit der liebeskranken Todesfee in einem 80er-Jahre Heavy Metal T-Shirt auf sich hat, erregt ein weitaus mysteriöseres Verbrechen ihre Aufmerksamkeit, welches selbst für New Yorker Verhältnisse bizarr ist. Es ist der jüngste Fall in einer ganzen Reihe von Morden, die - wie die Brüder bald ahnen - von den Schauergeschichten des legendären Schriftstellers Edgar Allan Poe inspiriert sind.

Keith R. A. DeCandido - Nova
Négy ​évvel a Konföderáció megdöntése után Arcturus Mengsk császár újjáépítette a Terrán Domínium java részét, és az idegen teremtmények folytonos támadásai ellenére sikeresen megszilárdította hatalmát. Ebben a harccal és lázadással teli, dühödten kavargó üstben egy Nova nevű lány tűnik a legalkalmasabbnak arra, hogy Mengsk császár legígéretesebb és legfélelmetesebb szellemharcosa legyen. A fizikai alkalmasság, a pszionikus képsségek és a legfejlettebb műszaki eszközök kombinációja révén Nova bárhol, bármikor lesújthat, méghozzá a legteljesebb titokban. A Terrán Domínium ellenségei őt is ugyanolyan mítosznak hiszik, akár a sötétben bujkáló démonokat. Ám, Nova nem született gyilkosnak. Az egyik Régi Család gyermeke, akinek az élete mindörökre megváltozik, amikor egy lázadó csoport lemészárolja a hozzátartozóit. Az alig tizenöt éves lány véletlenül szemtanúja lesz a gyilkosságoknak. A pokoli megrázkódtatás hatására elszabadulnak az agyában lapuló, szörnyű erők és több száz emberrel végeznek egyetlen pillanat leforgása alatt. Mialatt a Tarsonis nyomornegyedében menekül egy telepítákra vadászó, különleges ügynökkel a nyomában, Novának meg kell ismernie a benne rejtőző félelmetes energiákat, mielőtt azok újra előtörnek, és mindent elpusztítanak körülötte...

Keith R. A. DeCandido - Alien: ​Isolation (angol)
THE ​OFFICIAL VIDEO GAME ADAPTATION--AND MUCH MORE! From birth, Amanda Ripley's life is riddled with hardship. Her parents live on the edge of poverty, so her mother--Ellen Ripley--seeks off-world contracts that lead to a position aboard the commercial hauler Nostromo. Then when the deep-space vessel disappears, Amanda passes into adulthood focused on discovering one thing. WHAT HAPPENED TO ELLEN RIPLEY? Amanda's quest pulls her into the underbelly of society, where few can be trusted. On Luna she meets someone who seems the exception--Private Zula Hendricks of the Colonial Marines--but their relationship is short-lived. Just as Amanda appears to hit rock bottom... a lead appears. To follow it, she must travel to the remote Sevastopol Station. There she hopes to find the answers she seeks. But the station is in ruins, and death stalks the corridors in the form of a deadly alien the likes of which she never could have imagined.

Keith R. A. DeCandido - Sleepy ​Hollow: Children of the Revolution
When ​Ichabod Crane, a soldier from the Colonial Army, is resurrected from his grave, more than two centuries after he was killed in battle, he partners with Lieutenant Abbie Mills of the Sleepy Hollow Police Department to fight the evil forces that have taken hold of the town. It’s a cold day in January, and Ichabod visits Patriots Park for a moment of peace. Instead, he receives a disturbing vision from his wife, Katrina, in which she delivers a cryptic but urgent message: he must retrieve the Congressional Cross that he was awarded by the Second Continental Congress for bravery in action. There’s just one problem: Ichabod was killed before he ever received the medal, and he is unsure where it might be. Together Ichabod and Abbie set out to uncover the mystery of the cross and its connection to George Washington and his secret war against the demon hordes. They soon learn that a coven of witches is also seeking the cross in order to resurrect their leader, Serilda, who was burned at the stake during the Revolutionary War. Now they must locate the cross before the coven can bring back Serilda to exact her fatal revenge on Sleepy Hollow.

Keith R. A. DeCandido - StarCraft: ​Ghost Academy 1.
Ghosts ​– the Dominion's ultimate weapons - elite terran operatives capable of reading thoughts, becoming invisible, and much more. One location possesses the technology and expertise required to teach these mysterious individuals their unique and deadly talents: the Ghost Academy. The inner workings of this shadowy institution have remained shrouded in rumors and fearful speculations - until now. Join Nova, a powerful psionic, as she struggles to forget the memories of her harrowing past and adapt to her new life as a Ghost Academy cadet. Along with other trainees, Nova must undergo brutal physical and psychological exercises as her unique telepathic and telekinetic powers are twisted to serve the Dominion. Nova's greatest challenge, however, may be putting up with her own teammates: Tosh, a hard-line Dominion supporter; Kath, a mouthy vice-president's daughter; Aal, an opportunistic playboy; and Lio, a scatter-brained geek with a habit of making machines go haywire. Despite the cadets' differences, they have no choice other than to endure and overcome, because at this school, failure is not an option.

Keith R. A. DeCandido - Cycle ​of Hatred
The ​Burning Legion has been defeated, and eastern regions of Kalimdor are now shared by two nations: the orcs of Durotar, led by their noble Warchief, Thrall; and the humans of Theramore, led by one of the most powerful mages alive -- Lady Jaina Proudmoore. But the tentative peace between orcs and humans is suddenly crumbling. Random attacks against Durotar's holdings suggest that the humans have renewed their aggression toward the orcs. Now Jaina and Thrall must avert disaster before old hatreds are rekindled -- and Kalimdor is plunged into another devastating war. Jaina's search to uncover the truth behind the attacks leads her to a shocking revelation. Her encounter with a legendary, long-lost wizard will challenge everything that she believes and illuminate the secret history of the world of...

Keith R. A. DeCandido - Heart ​of the Dragon
A ​Supernatural novel that reveals a previously unseen adventure for the Winchester brothers, from the hit CW series! When renegade angel Castiel alerts Sam and Dean to a series of particularly brutal killings in San Francisco's Chinatown, they realise the Heart of the Dragon, an ancient evil of unspeakable power, is back! John Winchester faced the terrifying spirit 20 years ago, and the Campbell family fought it 20 years before that - can the boys succeed where their parents and grandparents failed?

Keith R. A. DeCandido - Orphan ​Black: Classified Clone Reports
From ​the secret files of Dr. Delphine Cormier, comes this ultimate guide to all of the characters, conspiracies, and shadowy organizations in the smart, innovative BBC America television thriller Orphan Black. Designed to resemble the classified files and notes of Dr. Delphine Cormier, this in-world compendium chronicles the inner workings of the mysterious people and organizations at the heart of the acclaimed hit television series Orphan Black. A detailed and creative look at the thrilling international hit series, Orphan Black Classified Clone Report includes detailed dossiers of Sarah Manning, Felix Dawkins, and all of the show's beloved characters; examines every twist and turn from season one to the present; provides exclusive information on the Dyad Institute, the Neolution clone program, and the notorious Proletheans; and features observations of the different clones from their monitors, classified intelligence, breakthroughs in Cosima's research, and private journal entries chronicling Delphine's experience with the clone club and her own complicated love for Cosima. Packed with exclusive concept art, photos, and intriguing removable inserts and ephemera, Orphan Black Classified Clone Report is an immersive reading experience and essential companion for fans of Orphan Black

Keith R. A. DeCandido - Blackout
THE ​DARK IS COMING. . . . New York City in 1977 is vampire heaven. Serial killer Son of Sam is often blamed for their hits, and a citywide blackout gives them free reign of the streets, allowing them to get away with murder. Spike and his beloved Drusilla are in the Big Apple taking advantage of the situation, as is Vampire Slayer Nikki Wood, who has hunkered down with her son, Robin, in a Times Square apartment where she thinks they'll be safe. But no matter where she goes, Nikki has to watch her back. Spike has only one thing on his mind: to slay a slayer. Adding to Spike's list of challenges is a corrupt local vampire community that catches wind of his presence, and when they start messing with him, things get bloody interesting.

Keith R. A. DeCandido - Nevermore
Twenty-two ​years ago, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. In the years after, their father, John, taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America...and he taught them how to kill it. Sam and Dean have hit New York City to check out a local rocker's haunted house. But before they can figure out why a lovesick banshee in an '80s heavy-metal T-shirt is wailing in the bedroom, a far more macabre crime catches their attention. Not far from the house, two university students were beaten to death by a strange assailant. A murder that's bizarre even by New York City standards, it's the latest in a line of killings that the brothers soon suspect are based on the creepy stories of legendary writer Edgar Allan Poe. Their investigation leads them to the center of one of Poe's horror classics, face-to-face with their most terrifying foe yet. And if Sam and Dean don't rewrite the ending of this chilling tale, a grisly serial killer will end their lives forevermore.

Keith R. A. DeCandido - Supernatural ​- Das Herz des Drachen
Vor ​27 Jahren verloren Sam und Dean Winchester ihre Mutter an einen übermächtigen dämonischen Feind. In den darauffolgenden Jahren wurden die beiden Brüder von ihrem Vater, John Winchester, darin geschult, das übernatürliche Böse in Amerikas Straßen aufzuspüren und zu töten. Als der abtrünnige Engel Castiel die beiden Winchesterbrüder über ausgesprochen brutale Mordfälle in San Franciscos Chinatown informiert, wird Sam und Dean schnell klar, dass das Herz des Drachens zurückgekehrt ist. Dabei handelt es sich um einen furchterregenden Geist, den ihre Familie bereits in der Vergangenheit mehrfach bekämpfen musste. Werden die beiden Brüder den Schrecken besiegen, der schon ihre Eltern und Großeltern auf die Knie zwang?

Keith R. A. DeCandido - A ​gyűlölet kora
A ​Lángoló Légió legyőzetett. Kalimdor keleti részén két nemzet osztozik: Durotar orkjai nemes hadfőnökük, Szolga vezérletével - és az emberek népe Theramorban, abban a birodalomban, melynek életét a legnagyobb hatalmú élő mágusok egyike, Büszkemocsár Jaina úrnő igazgatja. Ám az orkok és emberek közti béke hirtelen összeomlani látszik; a Durotar lakói és területét érő támadások arra utalnak, hogy az emberek el akarják üldözni az orkokat. Jainának és Szolgának meg kell előznie a katasztrófát, mielőtt a régi gyűlölködés újra erőre kap és Kalimdor szövetségét pusztító háború söpri el. Jaina kutatni kezdi a támadások mögött rejlő igazságot és megdöbbentő felfedezést tesz. Találkozik egy legendás, eltűntnek vélt mágussal, aki megrendíti az írott történelembe vetett hitét és fényt derít annak néhány titkos részletére.

Keith R. A. DeCandido - Command ​& Conquer: Tiberium Wars
A ​Tiberium segítségével esetleg meg lehet oldani az energiaválság problémáját, de nyilvánvalóan gyilkos hatása is van, betegséget, halált, pusztulást okozhat. Az Európa déli részén megtalált, de bizonyára Földön kívüli eredetű anyag két nagy táborra osztja a bolygó lakosságát: az egyik csoportba a Globális Defenzív Iniciatíva hívei tartoznak, akik mindenáron fenn akarják tartani a régi rendet, a másik csoport pedig a világszerte befolyásos terrorista szervezet, a Nod Testvériség, amelynek tagjai fanatikusan hisznek a Tiberium jótékony hatásaiban. A két tábor már két háborúban összecsapott, a világméretű csatározásokban emberek milliói vesztették életüket. 2047-ben a Nod Testvériség ismét támadást indít a GDI ellen, és ezzel egy újabb háború közelébe sodorja a Földet. Hajszálon függ az emberiség sorsa. A GDI elitcsapata parancsot kap, hogy állítsa meg a Nod testvériség további térhódítását, akadályozza meg a káosz elszabadulását, az újabb tömegpusztítást. Miközben világszerte zajlanak a heves összecsapások, rejtélyes látogatók érkeznek az űrből, akik bekapcsolódnak a harcokba, s könnyen megpecsételhetik az emberi faj sorsát.

Keith R. A. DeCandido - Bone ​Key
Twenty-two ​years ago, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. In the years after, their father, John, taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America . . . and he taught them how to kill it. Sam and Dean are headed for Key West, Florida, home to Hemingway, hurricanes, and a whole lot of demons. The tropical town has so many ghouls on the loose that one of its main moneymakers has long been a series of ghost tours. But the tours are no more, not since one of the guides was found dead of an apparent heart attack . . . his face frozen in mid-scream. No one knows what horrors he saw, but the Winchester brothers are about to find out. Soon they'll be face-to-face with the ghosts of the island's most infamous residents, demons with a hidden agenda, and a mysterious ancient power looking for revenge. It's up to Sam and Dean to save the citizens of Key West . . . before the beautiful island is reduced to nothing more than a pile of bones.

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