The Last Adventure of Constance Verity Book
Score: 4
From 35 Ratings

The Last Adventure of Constance Verity


  • Author : A. Lee Martinez
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-07-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781481443517

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The Last Adventure of Constance Verity Excerpt :

"Granted a wish at birth, Constance Verity has become one of the world's great adventurers. A master of exotic martial arts and a keen detective, she is in possession of a collection of strange artifacts, which are mostly kept in unlabeled boxes in her apartment. Constance has spent the past twenty years saving the world, and she's sick of it. She wants an office job and a boyfriend who isn't going to get killed by who knows what, and she's figured out the way to get them: she's going to kill her fairy godmother--Grandmother Willow--who granted the wish--and reset her life. The problem is, saving the world is Constance's destiny. She's really good at it, and there are forces at work to make sure she stays in the job. Then again, it's also her destiny to have a glorious death"--Front jacket flap.

The Last Adventure of Constance Verity Book
Score: 4
From 35 Ratings

The Last Adventure of Constance Verity


  • Author : A. Lee Martinez
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-07-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781481443531

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The Last Adventure of Constance Verity Excerpt :

Constance Verity has been saving the world since she was seven, and she’s sick of it. She sets off on one last adventure to reset her destiny and become the one thing she’s never been: ordinary. Ever since she was granted a wish at birth by her fairy godmother, Constance Verity has become the world’s great adventurer. She is a master of martial arts, a keen detective, and possesses a collection of strange artifacts. Constance has spent the past twenty-eight years saving the world, and she’s tired of it. All she wants is to work in an office and date a nice, normal guy. And she’s figured a way out. The only problem is that saving the world is Constance’s destiny. She’s great at it, and there are forces at work to make sure she stays in the job. Then again, it’s also her destiny to have a glorious death.

The Last Adventure of Constance Verity Book
Score: 4
From 35 Ratings

The Last Adventure of Constance Verity


  • Author : A. Lee Martinez
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2022-01-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781529408126

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The Last Adventure of Constance Verity Excerpt :

Soon to be a major motion picture starring actress/comedian Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians; The Farewell) as Constance Verity: the girl who's been saving the world since she was seven. It all began at Constance Verity's seventh birthday party, when she defeated a giant snake - but really, it was the fault of the magic wish granted to her at her birth. She's now a master of exotic martial arts and a keen detective, and she possesses a collection of strange artefacts, mostly kept in unlabelled boxes in her apartment. But Constance has spent the past twenty-seven years saving the world, and frankly, she's sick of it. She wants an office job and a normal boyfriend - one who isn't going to get killed by who knows what - and she's figured out the way to get them. She's going to kill her fairy godmother. After all, it was Grandmother Willow who granted the wish and reset her life. The problem is, saving the world is Constance's destiny. She's really good at it, and there are forces at work to make sure she stays in the job. Then again, it's also her destiny to have a glorious death. 'An ethnically diverse heroine, great adventure pacing, a witty sense of humour and some quality banter make this a delightful subversion of superhero tropes' Booklist (starred review) 'Martinez delivers another witty, fast-paced fantasy. The deadpan snark is nonstop and sure to keep readers giggling' Library Journal

The Last Adventure of Constance Verity Book
Score: 4
From 35 Ratings

The Last Adventure of Constance Verity


  • Author : A. Lee Martinez
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-04-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781481443524

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The Last Adventure of Constance Verity Excerpt :

"Resolving to live an uneventful life after years spent saving others using her godmother-bequeathed martial arts and detective skills, Constance Verity finds her efforts to settle down in an office job and a healthy relationship stymied by forces that keep her in the role of the world's defender."-

Constance Verity Destroys the Universe Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Constance Verity Destroys the Universe


  • Author : A. Lee Martinez
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2022-03-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781481443593

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Constance Verity Destroys the Universe Excerpt :

The third and final book of Constance Verity’s epic adventure in which saving the world is easy—everything that comes after is the tricky part. The Adventurer. The Great Snurkab. The Caretaker. Constance Verity returns, having accepted and secured her place in the universe while juggling her expanded life. Until she comes up against The Caretaker’s nemesis, a foe she can’t just beat the hell out of, Connie must defeat the idea of inevitable entropy, the end of everything. Impossible you may think, but Connie always has an angle, and this time it’s by upping her game, by stopping enough calamities, by answering every tug at her innate sense of adventure, she can build up enough power to counteract the end of the universe. The problem is, she’s still a human woman, and even she can’t keep this up for long. As she starts to fade her friends figure out a way to help: Destroy the world.

Helen and Troy s Epic Road Quest Book
Score: 3.5
From 11 Ratings

Helen and Troy s Epic Road Quest


  • Author : A. Lee Martinez
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Release Date : 2013-07-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316226448

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Helen and Troy s Epic Road Quest Excerpt :

Witness the epic battle of the cyclops! Visit the endangered dragon preserve! Please, no slaying. Solve the mystery of The Mystery Cottage, if you dare! Buy some knick knacks from The Fates! They might come in handy later. On a road trip across an enchanted America, Helen and Troy will discover all this and more. If the curse placed upon them by an ancient god doesn't kill them or the pack of reluctant orc assassins don't catch up to them, Helen and Troy might reach the end their journey in one piece, where they might just end up destroying the world. Or at least a state or two. A minotaur girl, an all-American boy, a three-legged dog, and a classic car are on the road to adventure, where every exit leads to adventure. Whether they like it or not.

Gil s All Fright Diner Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

Gil s All Fright Diner


  • Author : A. Lee Martinez
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2006-06-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429913621

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Gil s All Fright Diner Excerpt :

Bloodier than Fried Green Tomatoes! Funnier than The Texas Chainsaw Massacre! Welcome to Gil's All Night Diner, where zombie attacks are a regular occurrence and you never know what might be lurking in the freezer . . . Duke and Earl are just passing through Rockwood county in their pick-up truck when they stop at the Diner for a quick bite to eat. They aren't planning to stick around-until Loretta, the eatery's owner, offers them $100 to take care of her zombie problem. Given that Duke is a werewolf and Earl's a vampire, this looks right up their alley. But the shambling dead are just the tip of a particularly spiky iceberg. Seems someone's out to drive Loretta from the Diner, and more than willing to raise a little Hell on Earth if that's what it takes. Before Duke and Earl get to the bottom of the Diner's troubles, they'll run into such otherworldly complications as undead cattle, an amorous ghost, a jailbait sorceress, and the terrifying occult power of pig-latin. And maybe--just maybe--the End of the World, too. Gory, sexy, and flat-out hilarious, Gil's All Fright Diner will tickle your funnybone--before ripping it out of its socket! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Emperor Mollusk versus The Sinister Brain Book
Score: 4
From 21 Ratings

Emperor Mollusk versus The Sinister Brain


  • Author : A. Lee Martinez
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Release Date : 2012-03-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316191784

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Emperor Mollusk versus The Sinister Brain Excerpt :

Emperor Mollusk. Intergalactic Menace. Destroyer of Worlds. Conqueror of Other Worlds. Mad Genius. Ex-Warlord of Earth. Not bad for a guy without a spine. But what's a villain to do after he's done . . . everything. With no new ambitions, he's happy to pitch in and solve the energy crisis or repel alien invaders should the need arise, but if he had his way, he'd prefer to be left alone to explore the boundaries of dangerous science. Just as a hobby, of course. Retirement isn't easy though. If the boredom doesn't get him, there's always the Venusians. Or the Saturnites. Or the Mercurials. Or . . . well, you get the idea. If that wasn't bad enough, there's also the assassins of a legendary death cult and an up-and-coming megalomaniac (as brilliant as he is bodiless) who have marked Emperor for their own nefarious purposes. But Mollusk isn't about to let the Earth slip out of his own tentacles and into the less capable clutches of another. So it's time to dust off the old death ray and come out of retirement. Except this time, he's not out to rule the world. He's out to save it from the peril of THE SINISTER BRAIN!

Quantum of Nightmares Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Quantum of Nightmares


  • Author : Charles Stross
  • Publisher : Tordotcom
  • Release Date : 2022-01-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250839381

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Quantum of Nightmares Excerpt :

A unique blend of espionage thrills and Lovecraftian horror, Hugo Award-winning author Charles Stross's Laundry Files continues with Quantum of Nightmares. It’s a brave new Britain under the New Management. The avuncular Prime Minister is an ancient eldritch god of unimaginable power. Crime is plummeting as almost every offense is punishable by death. And everywhere you look, there are people with strange powers, some of which they can control, and some, not so much. Hyperorganized and formidable, Eve Starkey defeated her boss, the louche magical adept and billionaire Rupert de Montfort Bigge, in a supernatural duel to the death. Now she’s in charge of the Bigge Corporation—just in time to discover the lethal trap Rupert set for her long ago. Wendy Deere’s transhuman abilities have gotten her through many a scrape. Now she’s gainfully employed investigating unauthorized supernatural shenanigans. She swore to herself she wouldn’t again get entangled with Eve Starkey’s bohemian brother Imp and his crew of transhuman misfits. Yeah, right. Mary Macandless has powers of her own. Right now she’s pretending to be a nanny in order to kidnap the children of a pair of famous, Government-authorized superheroes. These children have powers of their own, and Mary Macandless is in way over her head. Amanda Sullivan is the HR manager of a minor grocery chain, much oppressed by her glossy blonde boss—who is cooking up an appalling, extralegal scheme literally involving human flesh. All of these stories will come together, with world-bending results... "For all of Stross's genuine ability to spook and dismay, The Laundry Files are some of the most tremendously humane books I've ever read." —Tamsyn Muir, author of Gideon the Ninth and Harrow the Ninth At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Automatic Detective Book
Score: 4
From 17 Ratings

The Automatic Detective


  • Author : A. Lee Martinez
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Release Date : 2008-02-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429925341

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The Automatic Detective Excerpt :

From the award-winning author of Gil's All Fright Diner comes a fantastic sci-fi mystery read The Automatic Detective Even in Empire City, a town where weird science is the hope for tomorrow, it's hard for a robot to make his way. It's even harder for a robot named Mack Megaton, a hulking machine designed to bring mankind to its knees. But Mack's not interested in world domination. He's just a bot trying to get by, trying to demonstrate that he isn't just an automated smashing machine, and to earn his citizenship in the process. It should be as easy as crushing a tank for Mack, but some bots just can't catch a break. When Mack's neighbors are kidnapped, Mack sets off on a journey through the dark alleys and gleaming skyscrapers of Empire City. Along the way, he runs afoul of a talking gorilla, a brainy dame, a mutant lowlife, a little green mob boss, and the secret conspiracy at the heart of Empire's founders---not to mention more trouble than he bargained for. What started out as one missing family becomes a battle for the future of Empire and every citizen that calls her home. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Willful Child Book
Score: 3
From 10 Ratings

Willful Child


  • Author : Steven Erikson
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Release Date : 2014-11-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466843615

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Willful Child Excerpt :

From the New York Times Bestselling author Steven Erikson comes a new science fiction novel of devil-may-care, near calamitous and downright chaotic adventures through the infinite vastness of interstellar space. These are the voyages of the starship A.S.F. Willful Child. Its ongoing mission: to seek out strange new worlds on which to plant the Terran flag, to subjugate and if necessary obliterate new life-forms, to boldly blow the... And so we join the not-terribly-bright but exceedingly cock-sure Captain Hadrian Sawback and his motley crew on board the Starship Willful Child for a series of devil-may-care, near-calamitous and downright chaotic adventures through ‘the infinite vastness of interstellar space.' The New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Malazan Book of the Fallen sequence has taken his lifelong passion for Star Trek and transformed it into a smart, inventive, and hugely entertaining spoof on the whole mankind-exploring-space-for-the-good-of-all-species-but-trashing-stuff-with-a-lot-of-high-tech-gadgets-along-the-way, overblown adventure. The result is an SF novel that deftly parodies the genre while also paying fond homage to it. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

You Sexy Thing Book
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

You Sexy Thing


  • Author : Cat Rambo
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Release Date : 2021-11-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250269287

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You Sexy Thing Excerpt :

Farscape meets The Great British Bake Off in this fantastic space opera You Sexy Thing from former SFWA President, Cat Rambo. Just when they thought they were out... TwiceFar station is at the edge of the known universe, and that’s just how Niko Larson, former Admiral in the Grand Military of the Hive Mind, likes it. Retired and finally free of the continual war of conquest, Niko and the remnants of her former unit are content to spend the rest of their days working at the restaurant they built together, The Last Chance. But, some wars can’t ever be escaped, and unlike the Hive Mind, some enemies aren’t content to let old soldiers go. Niko and her crew are forced onto a sentient ship convinced that it is being stolen and must survive the machinations of a sadistic pirate king if they even hope to keep the dream of The Last Chance alive. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Colours of Death Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Colours of Death


  • Author : Patricia Marques
  • Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
  • Release Date : 2021-06-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781529336672

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The Colours of Death Excerpt :

'Breathtakingly original, and a captivating sense of place' Val McDermid, bestselling author of Still Life 'Compelling and original, this glints with freshness' Daily Mail 'A brilliantly inventive and twisty tale' Claire McGowan, bestselling author of The Push 'A good detective story . . . intriguing' Guardian 'A distinctive, intriguing, immersive debut' Mari Hannah, multi-award winning author of Without a Trace The Murder In the Gare do Oriente, a body sits, slumped, in a stationary train. A high-profile man appears to have died by throwing himself repeatedly against the glass. But according to witnesses, he may not have done this of his own accord. The City Lisbon 2021. A small percentage of the population are diagnosed as Gifted. Along with the power comes stigma and suspicion. The Detective In a prejudiced city, Gifted Inspector Isabel Reis is hiding her own secrets while putting her life on the line to stop an ingenious killer. A violent and mysterious crime. Suspected Gifted involvement. A city baying for blood. And a killer who has only just begun . . . 'A bold, compelling police drama a step beyond the ordinary with writing to match' Helen Fields, bestselling author of The Shadow Man 'This is crime fiction with a twist . . . This was a gripping and highly invented thrill ride. I can't wait for more' Nadine Matheson, author of The Jigsaw Man 'An amazing genre-bending debut' David Jackson, bestselling author of The Resident

Divine Misfortune Book
Score: 4
From 20 Ratings

Divine Misfortune


  • Author : A. Lee Martinez
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Release Date : 2010-03-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316072168

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Divine Misfortune Excerpt :

Teri and Phil had never needed their own personal god. But when Phil is passed up for a promotion - again - it's time to take matters into their own hands. And look online. Choosing a god isn't as simple as you would think. There are too many choices; and they often have very hefty prices for their eternal devotion: blood, money, sacrifices, and vows of chastity. But then they find Luka, raccoon god of prosperity. All he wants is a small cut of their good fortune. Oh - and to crash on their couch for a few days. DIVINE MISFORTUNE is a story of gods and mortals - in worship, in love, and at parties.

Karen Memory Book
Score: 4
From 26 Ratings

Karen Memory


  • Author : Elizabeth Bear
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Release Date : 2015-02-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466846340

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Karen Memory Excerpt :

"You ain't gonna like what I have to tell you, but I'm gonna tell you anyway. See, my name is Karen Memery, like memory only spelt with an e, and I'm one of the girls what works in the Hôtel Mon Cherie on Amity Street. Hôtel has a little hat over the o like that. It's French, so Beatrice tells me." Set in the late 19th century—when the city we now call Seattle Underground was the whole town (and still on the surface), when airships plied the trade routes, would-be gold miners were heading to the gold fields of Alaska, and steam-powered mechanicals stalked the waterfront, Karen is a young woman on her own, is making the best of her orphaned state by working in Madame Damnable's high-quality bordello. Through Karen's eyes we get to know the other girls in the house—a resourceful group—and the poor and the powerful of the town. Trouble erupts one night when a badly injured girl arrives at their door, beggin sanctuary, followed by the man who holds her indenture, and who has a machine that can take over anyone's mind and control their actions. And as if that wasn't bad enough, the next night brings a body dumped in their rubbish heap—a streetwalker who has been brutally murdered. Bear brings alive this Jack-the-Ripper yarn of the old west with a light touch in Karen's own memorable voice, and a mesmerizing evocation of classic steam-powered science. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.