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Minecraft Dungeons

Minecraft Dungeons

Matt Forbeck

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Comics & Graphic Novels / Thriller

Learn the tragic origins of the wicked Arch-Illager in this official Minecraft novel, a prequel to Minecraft: Dungeons!Brave heroes have banded together to take a perilous journey through the war-riven Overworld to defeat the Arch-Illager and his formidable army. But how did that army come to be? And just where did the Arch-Illager come from?The terrible truth behind the Arch-Illager is that he never asked for ultimate power. Known as Archie, this little Illager is bullied by his fellow Illagers and mistrusted by fearful Villagers. Archie only ever wanted a place to call home but he finds himself shunned by all. As he wanders through deep forests and up craggy mountains, he stumbles upon a dark cavern—with a sinister secret waiting inside.Archie discovers an object which whispers to him promises of power: the Orb of Dominance. With it, Archie realizes he can wield incredible magic and reshape a world that turned its back on him. All he needs to do is...
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Goblintown Justice

Goblintown Justice

Matt Forbeck

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Comics & Graphic Novels / Thriller

Ex-adventurer Max Gibson knows he's found trouble when he stumbles out of his favorite tavern and into a murder scene, but when he realizes that both the victim and the blood-spattered orc kneeling over her are old friends of his, it gets far worse. "Goblintown Justice" is the first published story in Matt Forbeck's Shotguns & Sorcery setting,Ex-adventurer Max Gibson knows he's found trouble when he stumbles out of his favorite tavern and into a murder scene, but when he realizes that both the victim and the blood-spattered orc kneeling over her are old friends of his, it gets far worse. Arrested as an accomplice to the crime, Gibson must work fast to find out what really happened and clear his name before his still-living friend pays the ultimate price. "Goblintown Justice" is the first published story in Matt Forbeck's Shotguns & Sorcery setting, the inspiration for a trilogy of novels being funded through Kickstarter. These will form the second part of his 12 for '12 plan in which he writes a novel each month in 2012.
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New Blood

New Blood

Matt Forbeck

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Comics & Graphic Novels / Thriller

The New York Times bestselling series based on the blockbuster Xbox® games!While Spartans get all the glory, no soldier―not even the legendary Master Chief―wins a war on their own. Gunnery Sergeant Edward Buck and his team of Orbital Drop Shock Troopers (ODSTs) played a major role in saving the Earth from all-out invasion at the end of the Covenant War―acts of bravery and ingenuity that did not go unnoticed by the United Nations Space Command.Now, after many Spartans have been killed in battle and the Master Chief is listed as MIA, the UNSC decides to create a new generation of Spartans to defend humanity from threats both outside―and within. When they come to Buck with an extraordinary proposition, he is forced to make a life-altering decision. With the Covenant War finally over, is it time for him to finally retire to the sidelines for a life he could only dream about…or is he prepared to step up and become part of the...
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Amortals

Amortals

Matt Forbeck

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Comics & Graphic Novels / Thriller

Today you die. Today you are reborn. Today you hunt the man who killed you. It's Lee Child vs. Altered Carbon in a high-tech blast of tough-as-nails future thrills. Matt Forbeck arrives as the new king of high-concept - with a blockbuster action movie in a book. In the near future, scientists solve the problem of mortality by learning how to backup and restore a persons memories into a vat-bred clone. When Secret Service agent Ronan "Methusaleh" Dooley is brutally murdered, he's brought back from the dead to hunt his killer, and in doing so uncover a terrible conspiracy. FILE UNDER: Science Fiction [Future Thriller / Cheat Death / Rogue Agents / Who Killed Who?]
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Hard Times in Dragon City

Hard Times in Dragon City

Matt Forbeck

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Comics & Graphic Novels / Thriller

Hard Times Have Come to Dragon City Retired adventurer Max Gibson has seen better times. Ever since he and his treasure-hunting friends struck it big and called it quits a decade back, it seems like things have slid downhill. It’s hard enough to scrape by in a sprawling mountain city in which elves and dwarves live higher than humans in every way. It’s worse at night, when the groans of the zombies laying an eternal siege to the city provide a ceaseless reminder that the Dragon Emperor himself is the only thing that keeps the hordes of hungry dead from storming the walls. When Max is called in to help invesigate the wholesale slaughter of a long-dead dwarf friend’s family, he thinks maybe he’s finally hit bottom. Then the love of his life - the elf who left him when their careers as adventurers ended - walks back through his door, desperate for his help and with nowhere else to turn. It’s not getting any easier. That’s for sure. Hard Times in Dragon City is the first novel in the Shotguns and Sorcery setting.
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Bad Times in Dragon City

Bad Times in Dragon City

Matt Forbeck

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Comics & Graphic Novels / Thriller

If It Wasn’t for Bad Times…Ex-adventurer Max Gibson wouldn’t have any times at all. Saddled with babysitting the heir to the Dragon Empire, a deadly dragonet with a mind all its own, Max wishes he could hunker down in his bar and shut out the rest of Dragon City, but it seems everyone wants a piece of him.If the scum down in Goblintown aren’t trying to throw him to the zombies on the other side of the Great Circle, it’s the Imperial Dragon’s Guard trying to haul him into protective custody. Or the Wizards Council hoping for a closer look at the dragonet.All that goes out the window, though, when Belle Sanguigno — a heartbreaker of an elf who’s shattered Max more than once — turns to him for help. She needs to find the body of her sister, who Max and the dragonet killed last week, or pay the ultimate penalty for her loss.And the bad times keep getting worse.Bad Times in Dragon City is the second novel in the Shotguns & Sorcery setting.
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Legacy of Onyx

Legacy of Onyx

Matt Forbeck

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Comics & Graphic Novels / Thriller

An original full-length novel set in the Halo universe and based on the New York Times bestselling video game series!Molly Patel was only seven-years-old when the alien alliance known as the Covenant destroyed her homeworld and killed her family. As one of the few to escape the glassing of Paris IV, and despite the United Nations Space Command winning the war on behalf of humanity, Molly never forgot how much she had lost. Nine years later, when her adoptive parents—research scientists specializing in ancient Forerunner technology—are called to the mysterious and wondrous place known as Onyx, Molly vehemently objects. It's not so much that Molly's concerned about relocating to inside a spherical construct the diameter of an entire solar system, but the fact that she also has to live alongside members of the same alien species that murdered her family. And when the Servants of the Abiding Truth—a violent ex-Covenant sect under the guidance of...
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The Con Job

The Con Job

Matt Forbeck

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Comics & Graphic Novels / Thriller

The rich and powerful take what they want. We steal it back for you. When a disreputable dealer starts swindling aged and ailing comic-book creators out of their wealth—and their high-valued comics and artwork—the daughter of one victim comes to ex-insurance investigator Nathan Ford and his team of counter-crooks for help. Their scheme: run a con at the Comic-Con International, where the crook intends to sell the goods. But there’s more going on than simple theft. An arson plot is in motion that will not only destroy countless rare collectibles, but may end up costing lives. With time short, the team must take down a ruthless mark whose true motives have yet to be revealed… About the AuthorMatt Forbeck has been a full-time writer of both games and fiction since 1989. He has designed collectible card games, roleplaying games, miniatures games, board games, and logic systems for toys and has written short fiction, comic books, novels, screenplays, and computer game scripts and stories. Matt belongs to the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers and the International Thriller Writers and is a member of the Madison chapter of the International Game Developers Association.
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End Times in Dragon City

End Times in Dragon City

Matt Forbeck

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Comics & Graphic Novels / Thriller

This Is the EndEx-adventurer Max Gibson just made the biggest mistake of his life, and all of Dragon City is going to pay for it. Because of him, there’s nothing to stop the Ruler of the Dead from renewing her centuries-old war on the city Max and thousands of other souls call home. He would volunteer to be at the vanguard of those brave soldiers standing strong against her horde — if he hadn’t been tossed into the Garrett, the most impregnable prison on the planet, instead.The Imperial Guard would have executed him for his crimes on the spot if the heir to empire — a young dragonet still wet behind his wings — hadn’t imprinted himself on Max at the moment he hatched. Separated from his scaly ward and anyone who might call him friend, there’s little Max can do but watch the city’s defenses crumble before the Ruler of the Dead’s relentless zombie army.The End Times have come to Dragon City, and if Max doesn’t find a way out of his cell soon, he’s going to be the last person alive to see it.End Times in Dragon City is the third novel in the Shotguns & Sorcery setting.
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