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The Explorers Guild

The golden age of adventure stories returns with this splendidly designed, action-packed, globe-trotting tale that combines the bravura storytelling of Kipling with the irresistible style of The Adventures of Tintin.

Behind the staid public rooms of an old world gentlemen’s club operates a more mysterious organization: The Explorers Guild, a clandestine group of adventurers who bravely journey to those places in which light gives way to shadow and reason is usurped by myth. The secrets they seek are hidden in mountain ranges and lost in deserts, buried in the ocean floor and lodged deep in polar ice. The aim of The Explorers Guild: to discover the mysteries that lie beyond the boundaries of the known world.

Set against the backdrop of World War I, with Western Civilization on the edge of calamity, the first installment in The Explorers Guild series, A Passage to Shambhala, concerns the Guild’s quest to find the golden city of Buddhist myth. The search will take them from the Polar North to the Mongolian deserts, through the underground canals of Asia to deep inside the Himalayas, before the fabled city finally divulges its secrets and the globe-spanning journey plays out to its startling conclusion.

The Explorers Guild is a rare publishing opportunity, powered by the creative passion of one of the world’s true storytelling masters, Kevin Costner.

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

“Turning the envelope over, his hand trembling, Harry saw a purple wax seal bearing a coat of arms; a lion, an eagle, a badger and a snake surrounding a large letter ‘H’.”

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry’s eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

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American Gods

The storm was coming….

Shadow spent three years in prison, keeping his head down, doing his time. All he wanted was to get back to the loving arms of his wife and to stay out of trouble for the rest of his life. But days before his scheduled release, he learns that his wife has been killed in an accident, and his world becomes a colder place.

On the plane ride home to the funeral, Shadow meets a grizzled man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A self-styled grifter and rogue, Wednesday offers Shadow a job. And Shadow, a man with nothing to lose, accepts.

But working for the enigmatic Wednesday is not without its price, and Shadow soon learns that his role in Wednesday’s schemes will be far more dangerous than he ever could have imagined. Entangled in a world of secrets, he embarks on a wild road trip and encounters, among others, the murderous Czernobog, the impish Mr. Nancy, and the beautiful Easter — all of whom seem to know more about Shadow than he himself does.

Shadow will learn that the past does not die, that everyone, including his late wife, had secrets, and that the stakes are higher than anyone could have imagined.

All around them a storm of epic proportions threatens to break. Soon Shadow and Wednesday will be swept up into a conflict as old as humanity itself. For beneath the placid surface of everyday life a war is being fought — and the prize is the very soul of America.

As unsettling as it is exhilarating, American Gods is a dark and kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth and across an America at once eerily familiar and utterly alien. Magnificently told, this work of literary magic will haunt the reader far beyond the final page.

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The Wisher’s Well

This is a story of four compassionate and aspirant teenagers,’ Yuna Lee, Joben Saito, Alec Burley and Amporn Srisai who decide to travel for two weeks to four countries in Southeast Asia. They don’t know which country they will travel to. Each of them makes a wish. It’s a gamble and they pick up a chit randomly, just like opening a fortune cookie. It’s fascinating to know which country brings a new story and what each teenager discovers from traveling to that country. Yuna is tired with her weekend cooking responsibility. Joben has travelled from Japan to make sure he attains a high school diploma. Alec is drenched and disgusted with exams. Amporn feels absorbed with singing. Each of them feels the gravity of reality during their twelfth grade requirements. Is taking a break before University a good Idea? Was their location right? Could they adjust? What do they learn? Each country picked randomly is just like craving for a boon from a wish well, which may or may not be fulfilled. Dive into a thought and make a wish. Which destination you choose is a secret that promises you a miraculous experience.

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The Witch and Warlock MEGAPACK ®: 25 Tales of Magic-Users

Witches and warlocks have been part of the fantasy field since its beginning. After all, you need someone to actually use magic if you’re going to have it in your story. And magic-users can appear in any setting, from ancient Rome to the modern world, from imaginary kingdoms to the old Salem colony. Here are 25 tales spanning time and space, with only one things in common (aside from great storytelling): witches and warlocks! Included are:

WITCHES, by Janet Fox
THE TRAP, by Henry S. Whitehead and H.P. Lovecraft
ELOMA’S SECOND CAREER, by Lorie Calkins
SALEM’S CHILDREN, by Mary Leader
THE INN OF THE TWO WITCHES: A FIND, by Joseph Conrad
THE WITCH OF FAITH LANE, by Skadi meic Beorh
YOU SHALL HAVE THIS DELICACY, by Mark McLaughlin
THE CRIMES OF LADY FOWLIS, by Eliza Lynn Linton
THE HORNED WOMEN, by Lady Wilde
THE VOICE IN THE NIGHT, by William J. Wintle
AD GEHENNAM TECUM, by Robert Reginald
LOIS THE WITCH, by Elizabeth Gaskell
THE SIX SKILLS OF MADAME LUMIERE, by Marissa Lingen
THE HOLLOW OF THE THREE HILLS, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
SMALL MAGIC, by Janet Fox
OLD DEB AND OTHER OLD COLONY WITCHES, by William Root Bliss
THE LEGEND OF THE PIPE, by Launcelot
THE JUSTICE-BEARER, by Cynthia Ward
DEMONS ARE A GHOUL’S BEST FRIEND, by M.E. Brines
THE SORCERER EVORAGDOU, by Darrell Schweitzer
SCREAMING IN SILENCE, by C.J. Henderson & Bruce Gehweiler
THE UNBELIEVER, by Janet Fox
THE ROBBERY, by Cynthia Ward
KEEPING UP APPEARANCES, by Lawrence Watt-Evans
BRIGHT STREETS OF AIR, by Nina Kiriki Hoffman

And don’t forget to search this ebook store for “Wildside Press Megapack” to see the 260+ entries in the MEGAPACK® series, covering science fiction, fantasy, horror, mysteries, westerns, author collections…and much, much more!