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Barbara Hambly - Ishmael
The U.S.S. Enterprise™ is on a peaceful mission at Starbase 12 when a bizarre cosmic phenomenon causes a Klingon ship to suddenly vanish -- with Spock aboard for the ride. Spock's last message from the Klingon ship is cryptic and frightening. The Klingons are traveling into the past, searching for the one man who holds the key to the furure. If they can kill that man, the course of history will be changed -- and the Federation will be destroyed!

Barbara Hambly - Dragonshadow
Lord ​John Aversin—with the help of his mageborn wife, Jenny Waynest—has fought and defeated two dragons, earning the title of Dragonsbane. But there are creatures more terrifying than dragons. Demonspawn from a dark dimension have learned to drink the magic—and the souls— of mages and dragons alike, turning their victims into empty vessels. And now they’ve stolen John and Jenny’s mageborn son, twelve-year-old Ian. In desperation, John seeks the help of the eldest and strongest dragon: Morkeleb the Black. But the demons have allies, too: a vast army poised to plunge the Realm into civil war. In the coming struggle, Morkeleb will sacrifice what he values most. Kenny will question everything she trusts and believes in. And John will embark on a perilous quest for the only things capable of defeating such powerful demons—even more powerful demons…

Barbara Hambly - Planet ​of Twilight
New ​York Times bestselling author Barbara Hambly returns to the Star Wars(r) universe to tell a breathtaking tale of a mysterious world where the battle between the New Republic and the Empire takes a shocking new twist.... Nam Chorios is a barren backwater world--once a dreaded prison colony, now home to a fanatic religious cult. It is here that Princess Leia has been taken captive by a ruthless and charismatic warlord bent on destroying the New Republic. Meanwhile, Luke lands on a mysterious planet in search of his lost love, Callista, only to discover the Force is his own worst enemy. But worst of all, as Han, Chewie, and Lando leave Coruscant on a desperate rescue mission, a strange life-form, unlike any the galaxy has ever seen, awakens...a life-form so malevolent it will destroy everything--both Empire and New Republic--on its path to domination.

Barbara Hambly - Renfield: ​Slave of Dracula
Hambly ​has retold Bram Stoker's Dracula in the voice of a minor character, Renfield, the madman who becomes the vampire's slave-agent in England. In Stoker's original, Renfield is a harbinger, extremely strong and violent, given to an unnatural diet of flies. When Dracula occupies the estate next to the asylum in which he is confined, Renfield attempts several escapes, claiming that his master is calling him. Hambly creates a past for this possessed man via his diaries and letters to his wife and gives him occasional lucid moments. When Dracula imposes himself on Renfield's deteriorated mind, he, bound to an active purpose, becomes yet more lucid. When Dracula orders him to kill Van Helsing, he isn't strong enough to refuse, but on the journey from London to Transylvania, he develops the strength to resist the count, find allies, and eventually retrace his journey back from lunacy to sanity. Hambly superbly weaves Stoker's plot and style with her own, producing one of the best recent vampire yarns.

Barbara Hambly - Ghost-Walker
Elcidar ​Beta Three -- a tranquil, undisturbed planet strategically located between the Federation and the Klingon Empire. Home to the Midgwins, a race of people who throughout all time have lived in peace with their planet, and themselves. But now, times are changing. Unwilling to embrace any form of technology, the Midgwins have exhausted their world's natural resources, and stand on the brink of global famine. When Captain Kirk and the "Enterprise" arrive to aid the Midgwins, they find themselves caught up in that race's struggle for survival...a struggle whose climactic battle pits them against a creature of darkness and shadow -- an entity who roams the "Enterprise" corridors as if it owned them -- an enemy who will not hesitate to kill to achieve its ultimate goal...

Barbara Hambly - A ​Szép és a Szörnyeteg
Catherine, ​akit megtámadnak, egy különleges, furcsa helyen eszmél fel. Itt találkozik Vincenttel, aki nem követheti őt a fény világába, de a szerelem mindörökre összeköti kettőjüket...

Barbara Hambly - Traveling ​with the Dead
Down ​through the deathless centuries, the vampires had drunk human blood for sustenance and for sport. They preyed where they willed, for no mortal humans could resist their unclean powers. But now came the ultimate perversion, the unthinkable: someone was conscripting the vampires into the secret services of a foreign power. No government agency or bureaucrat could control the Undead. The idea was absurd, as Dr. James Asher knew all too well. Years in His Majesty's service had taught Asher the finer points of espionage. And he knew the secrets of the vampires--a familiarity hard-won in unwilling service to Don Simon Ysidro, oldest and most subtle of the hunters of the London night. What Asher didn't know was why one of England's established vampires would risk everything to travel across the European continent at the behest of a ruthless spymaster. But he could see the terrifying potential of such an unholy alliance..

Barbara Hambly - Those ​Who Hunt the Night
The ​vampires had been living in London since the time of Elizabeth I, but now they were being ruthlessly murdered by someone who ripped their coffins open for the light of day to burn them to ashes. No vampire could endure the daylight to destroy the murderer. They had to turn to a mortal human for aid. Thus it was that Professor James Asher, one-time spy, returned home to find his young wife in a strange coma and Simon Ysidro, oldest of the London vampires, waiting for him. Ysidro, although polite, left no doubt of his power to locate his spell on the young woman, wherever she might flee. Asher must agree to find the destroyer of the vampires for them. But if he found the killer, what must happen to them? What would inevitably be the fate of any mortal human who learned the identities and locations of the vampires? The answer was all too obvious. Whether he succeeded or failed, it seemed that Professor James Asher was doomed!

Barbara Hambly - Bride ​of the Rat God
After ​donning a cursed necklace for the cameras, a silent screen starlet and her entourage are terrorized by an ancient demonIt is 1923, and silent film reigns in Hollywood. Of all the starlets, none is more beloved than Chrysanda Flamande, a diva as brilliant as she is difficult to manage. Handling her falls to Norah, widow of Chrysanda’s dead brother. She has always done her job well, but she was never equipped to deal with murder. When a violent killing shocks Chrysanda’s entourage, and other weird happenings swiftly follow, Norah begins to suspect that some strange power is stalking the star. In Chinatown she receives warning that a curse has been placed on the actress as vengeance for wearing a sacred amulet in one of her films—and this curse could mean death for all who surround her. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Barbara Hambly, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

Barbara Hambly - Murder ​in July
Benjamin ​January investigates the murder of a mysterious Englishman in this absorbing New Orleans-set mystery. When British spymaster Sir John Oldmixton offers Benjamin January a hundred dollars to find the murderer of an Englishman whose body has been found floating in the New Basin Canal, Benjamin turns him down immediately. As a free man of colour in New Orleans in the sweltering July of 1839, he knows this is not something he should get mixed up in. But when clues to the dead man's identity link the death to another murder, in another July in January's past, he is reluctantly drawn into the investigation. Nine years ago in Paris he failed to catch a killer - with tragic consequences. Now in New Orleans he must unravel the earlier murder, the one that took place during the great revolt against the Bourbon kings, to solve the second killing. At stake is not merely a hundred dollars, but hidden treasure, the fate of an innocent woman - and the lives of January's wife, son and unborn child.

Barbara Hambly - Children ​of the Jedi
The ​chronicle of the dazzling universe of George Lucas's blockbuster Star Wars films soars to new heights as the Republic faces its greatest challenge yet in… Children of the Jedi Princess Leia, Han Solo, and Chewbacca set out on a mission vital to the survival of the fragile New Republic. They are searching for the long-lost children of the Jedi on the frozen world of Belsavis, from whose dark crypts no one has returned alive. Halfway across the galaxy, Luke Skywalker is on an equally dangerous mission. Taken aboard the enemy Dreadnaught Eye of Palpatine, Luke must find a way to destroy the automated ship before it completes the mission encoded into its super-sophisticated artificial intelligence system: the total annihilation of Belsavis. To succeed, Luke will need the help of the spirit of the Jedi Knight Callista, who gave her life to stop the ship once before. The mystery of the crypts, the invincible power of the Dreadnaught, the lost Jedi, and the burgeoning passion between Luke and Callista come together in a stunning climax worthy of the magnificent Star Wars saga.

Barbara Hambly - Dragonsbane
When ​the Black Dragon seized the Deep of Ylferdun, young Gareth braved the far Winterlands to find John Aversin, Dragonsbane—the only living man ever to slay a dragon. In return for the promise of the King to send help to the Winterlands, Aversin agreed to attempt the nearly impossible feat again. With them, to guard them on the haunted trip south, went Jenny Waynest, a half-taught sorceress and mother of Aversin’s sons. But at the decadent Court, nothing was as expected. Rebellion threatened the land. Zyerne, a sorceress of seemingly unlimited power, held the King under an evil spell, and he refused to see them. Meantime, the dragon fed well on the knights who had challenged him. In the end, Aversin, Jenny and Gareth had to steal away at night to challenge Morkeleb, largest and wisest of dragons. But that was only the beginning of the perils they must face.

Barbara Hambly - A ​Jedik gyermekei
A ​hajdani Birodalom egyik legördögibb találmánya egy gigantikus, automatizált harcállomás volt, amit egy fejlett mesterséges intelligencia irányított. Azért indították útnak, hogy elpusztítson egy erődöt, ahol számos Jedi családja rejtőzött. A hajó megsérült a Birodalom ellen folyó harcban, és évekig sodródott az űrben. Most azonban lassan újra feléled és folytatja küldetését - mely a fedélzetére vonzza Luke Skywalkert, akinek élete egyik legnagyobb kihívásával kell szembenéznie, miközben Han és Leia az ősi Jedi-tanács rejtélyét próbálja megfejteni.

Barbara Hambly - The ​Ladies of Mandrigyn
When ​the women of the City of Mandrigyn, led by Sheera Galernas, hired the mercenary army of Captain Sun Wolf, to help them rescue their men from the mines of evil, he refused. Little did he realize how insistent the ladies could be, and how far they would go to persuade him to train them against the evil of Altiokis....

Barbara Hambly - Alkonybolygó
A ​küzdelem a jó és gonosz között még nem ért véget. Leia hercegnőt fogságba ejtette egy rendkívül karizmatikus és kegyetlen hadúr, akinek feltett szándéka, hogy elpusztítja az Új Köztársaságot. Eközben Luke csapdába esik egy különös bolygón, ahol épp az Erő a legerősebb ellensége. És miközben Han, Csubi és Lando a megmentésére indulnak, egy szokatlan létforma kel életre, amelyhez hasonlót még sosem láttak a galaxisban... Egy rendkívül rosszindulatú létforma, amely mindent el akar pusztítani - a Birodalmat és az Új Köztársaságot egyaránt -, hogy ő lehessen a világegyetem legfőbb ura.

Barbara Hambly - The ​Dark Hand of Magic
Ever ​since he first learned he had the power of magic, Sun Wolf and his belowed Sparhawk had been searching for a master wizard to teach him the full skills needed for its use. But true wizards were rare since the time of the evil Altiokis. He had learned a litte, but never what he needed. Now his old company of mercenaries had come to him for help. They had been hired to conquer the city of Vorsal, but all their efforts had been ruined by a series of mishaps that could only be caused by a wizard, working for the city. Sun Wolf found and removed most of the hex marks, freeing the company. But the wizard eluded him - until the night of a storm that he attempted to turn. Then he met the wizard - a dark hand among the storm clouds - who swore to enslave him. He had found the one he sought. Now could he escape?

Barbara Hambly - Crossroad
The ​crew of the Nautilus, a battered Starship of mysterious origin, is beamed aboard the Starship Enterprise. The group claims they are freedom fighters from the future working to save the Federation from the Consilium, a group of corrupt power-seekers. The Nautilus crew members then seize control of the U.S.S. Enterprise, and a Starship from the future arrives to arrest the renegades. Kirk must separate his true allies from those who wish to destroy the Federation.

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