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Vengeance: The Tainted Realm: Book 1 (Tainted Realm #1)

by Ian Irvine

A story of a betrayal, murder and a girl's hunt for justice in a world where two peoples are divided and where mistrust can only lead to war.

Vengeance Of Dragons (The\secret Texts Ser. #Bk. 2)

by Holly Lisle

Kait Galwiegh is now a fugitive, seeking the Mirror of Souls in order to resurrect her lost family. But to get it she must battle with Crispin Abir, who believes the artefact will make him god. Both are terribly wrong; using the artefact will in fact unleash the souls of the long dead sorcerers who once before conquered the world. Held captive within the mirror, the magicians wait for freedom and the opportunity for vengeance.

Vengeance of Siva

by Patricia Fanthorpe Lionel Fanthorpe John E. Muller

Uma, a beautiful but frightened dancing girl, sells a strange bronze statuette of Nataraja, the dancing Siva, to Dr Chris Anderson, while he was visiting a bazaar in Pollachi, Southern India. He travels back to Kerala and puts the statuette on the bedside cabinet in his hotel room. His sleep is tortured by fantastic nightmares in which he seems hosts of ancient Indian gods and demons, in all their splendour and horror.He wakes in terror to hear a faint voice whispering in the darkness. The bronze statuette is glowing with unearthly light and there is a smell if incense. Can a human soul be imprisoned in bronze by the power of weird, unearthly dark magic?Can Dr Chris Anderson release the psychic prisoner? Who is Uma, the mysterious dancing girl?

Vengeance of the Dancing Gods: Vengeance Of The Dancing Gods; Songs Of The Dancing Gods (The Dancing Gods #3)

by Jack L. Chalker

Throckmorton P. Ruddygore, master wizard, had troubles again - but this time, they were partly of his own making. He'd finally beaten the Dark Baron, stripped him of all magical power, and exiled him from Husaquahr to Earth. But he hadn't counted on the Baron's using a computer there to create even more effective spells. Of course, the Baron couldn't use those spells. But the forces of Hell soon sent him a second-rank wizard who could - and a demon in the cellar to amplify the spells' power. And now the Baron was developing a scheme which would surely result in Armageddon before its time! So once again Marge the fairy and Joe the barbarian were called on to do the dirty work. They had to return to their home world and somehow stop the Baron - if they could...

Vengeance Road (Torpedo Ink #2)

by Christine Feehan

Christine Feehan takes romance full throttle in the second gripping novel in her No.1 New York Times bestselling Torpedo Ink series.Breezy Simmons was born into a ruthless motorcycle club - and now that she's out, she's never going to be that girl again. But when her past catches up with her, Breezy must go to Sea Haven to seek out the man who almost destroyed her. The man who chose his club over her and left her feeling used and alone.As vice president of Torpedo Ink, Steele is ride or die for the brothers he lived through hell with. He never thought he'd find something as pure as his feelings for Breezy, or that keeping her safe would mean driving her away with cruel words that turned her love for him to ash.Now, Steele won't let her walk away twice. He'll do whatever it takes to make Breezy his woman again - especially when he learns the real reason she came to him for help, and that the stakes are higher than he ever could have imagined . . .

Veniss Underground

by Jeff VanderMeer

From the author of Annihilation, now a major motion picture on Netflix Dreams and nightmares entwine as three fellow travellers strive to achieve their deepest desires.Nicholas seeks to escape his demons in the city of Veniss’ shadowy underground. But in so doing, he makes a deal with the devil himself. His twin sister, Nicola, embarks on a feverish search for him. And while discovering the city’s hidden secrets, she’ll spin her own hypnotic tale.Nicola’s lover Shadrach is haunted by her mysterious disappearance. In the grip of despair, he decides to embark on a mythic journey. Shadrach must steel himself to visit the nightmarish levels deep beneath the surface of the city to bring his love back to the light. For these depths hold perils that are both complex and chilling. There, he will find wonders beyond imagining . . . and horrors greater than the heart can bear.Literary alchemist Jeff VanderMeer has produced a triumph of the imagination, revealing the mysterious city of Veniss through three intertwined voices. Veniss Underground is an unforgettable journey exploring the limits of love, memory and obsession. This edition includes the novella Balzac's War.

Venom: Book 2 (Isles of Storm and Sorrow)

by Bex Hogan

Marianne has never wanted to be a fighter, but with unrest and discord threatening the Twelve Islands, she will have to battle threats both inside and out in an attempt to attain peace for her homeland. The epic YA fantasy series The Isles of Storm and Sorrow continues in its second book, Venom, perfect for fans of Sara J Maas and Leigh Bardugo.Marianne is now the Viper, but her hopes for peace in the Eastern Isles are being frustrated. The corrupt King remains on the throne, bandits are proving hard to stop and Marianne is not sure who among her crew she can truly trust.For the islands to prosper, the invisible bond that once existed uniting land and sea must be reinstated. There's only one way that can happen - the return of magic. To do that Marianne must put aside all her fears: she must return to her roots, the Western Isles, and call on the power that runs in her blood. She must become a Mage. Only then, can she possibly command the army needed to finally take down the King.

The Venom Trees of Sunga

by L. Sprague deCamp

Tortured IntellectualKirk Salazar, devout intellectual, had quite been looking forward to his field research on Sunga. He aimed to discover how the stump-tailed, semiarboreal kusis lived without being injured within the venom tree forest. A fascinating topic!His thesis would have progressed splendidly, save for one thing. A certain lack of financing necessitated that he travel through Sunga with a tour group. Much against his will, he soon became embroiled with a conglomeration of characters even more peculiar than Sunga's natural wonders.First there were the hard-core tourists, always pushing and complaining, desperate to glimpse the rare, birdlike zutas. Worse the Cantemir - a man lewd, rude and dangerous - who had struck a deal with the native Chief to destroy the whole Sunga forest for lumber! But most formidable was Alexis Ritter. She was the high priestess of a Sunga cult dedicated to chastity. But she sure seemed to have a use in mind for Salazar's body!Doggedly Salazar pursued his research through ambushes, sex, and even attempted murder. A determined intellectual does not give up easily - even if he has to go to extremes to defend his thesis!

Venor the Sea Scorpion: Book 19 (Sea Quest)

by Adam Blade

Max and Lia's battle to defeat the wicked pirate, Red Eye, continues. Deep beneath the waves, Red Eye's crew of robotic monsters is joined by a new threat - a giant sea scorpion! Our heroes face a deadly battle...The third thrilling adventure in Sea Quest Series 5: The Chaos Quadrant. Look out for Sythid the Spider Crab, Brux the Tusked Terror and Monoth the Spiked Destroyer!

Venus Angel (Quicksilver)

by Susan Gates

After the events of Viridian, the world is returning to normal. Jay is determined to find Toni, who was turned into a winged plant-hybrid predator, a Venus Angel, and restore her humanity. But Toni doesn't want to be found. Rogue Cultivars are still on the loose. And Jay's old enemy, the lethal warlord Viridian, is not dead. Horribly mutated, more powerful than ever before, he lurks underground, waiting for his chance...waiting for Jay. Fantastic sci-fi / dystopia for 11+.

Venus in India (Harper Perennial Forbidden Classics)

by Charles Devereaux

‘Venus in India’ is set in colonial Hindustan, and reveals the story of Captain Devereux, a man who finds it hard to keep his hands off other soldiers’ wives. Exploring the fine art of menage a trois, each sinuous line provides proof that tropical heat and erotic lust are perfect bedfellows.

Venus Plus X (Gateway Essentials)

by Theodore Sturgeon

The Ledom had made a world without war, without fear - a world in which each individual was free to love, to create, to explore . . .The Ledom, a gentle and kindly new race, made their twentieth-century guest, Charlie Johns, welcome to their paradise.Charlie thought he was in heaven. But then he found out just where - and when - he was . . . an Eden turned into a nightmare!

The Venus Venture

by Patricia Fanthorpe Lionel Fanthorpe John E. Muller

Man has already entered space and lived to tell the tale. Science Fiction is on the verge of being overtaken by science fact. Tomorrow is here . . . today. The space age is no longer the dream of the writer or the hope of the scientist. It has already dawned.Man is galloping towards the stars. The roaring hoofs of the rockets are beating out the trail to Infinity. There will be no turning back. Boundless possibilities stretch out before us. Endless opportunities beckon us. Will we use them for good or ill?Space holds a million unknown factors. We are like children plunging into a vast ocean and striking out bravely for an unseen shore, the shore of the unexplored land. As we swim into the future we tell ourselves stories about the wonders that lie ahead of us. This is one of those stories.

Venusian Adventure

by E.C. Tubb

Venus was a goldmine, a planet rotten with mineral wealth and unexploited resources, and tales filtered back to Earth and Mars, were whispered in the Domes of Mercury and wondered at in the dives of the outer planets. Venus was new and strange and a man, with luck and a little ruthlessness, could make his pile and retire to terrestrial luxury.But what if a man didn't have any luck? What if everything that could go wrong, did go wrong, and left him stranded on a strange alien world? What then?

Verak the Storm King: Special 21 (Beast Quest)

by Adam Blade

Battle Beasts and fight Evil with Tom and Elenna in the bestselling adventure series for boys and girls aged 7 and up!Don't miss this new bumper special edition of the bestselling series, in which our heroes return to the realm of Gwildor to battle an old enemy and a terrifying new sea Beast - Verak the Storm King!Have you read any other Beast Quest books? Grymon the Biting Horror is a great place to find more adventures!

Verdigris Deep

by Frances Hardinge

'Everyone should read Frances Hardinge. Everyone. Right now.' Patrick NessVerdigris n. a blue-green rust that tarnishes ageing and forgotten copper coins, altering them entirely . . . One evening, Ryan and his friends steal some coins from a well. Soon after, strange things begin to happen. Peculiar marks burn on Ryan's knuckles and light bulbs mysteriously explode. Then the well witch appears, with her fountains for eyes and gargled demands. From now on the children must serve her - and the wishes rotting at the bottom of her well.In the tradition of truly fantastic story-telling, Verdigris Deep is a darkly witty, utterly creepy and clever novel by Frances Hardinge, author of The Lie Tree.

Vergil in Averno: Book Two Of The Vergil Magus Series (Prologue Fantasy Ser.)

by Avram Davidson

Inspired by medieval legends about the poet Vergil, who was revered not only as the author of the Aeneid but also as a powerful necromancer, Davidson embarked on his Vergil Magus series in the '60s with the intriguing novel The Phoenix and the Mirror. In this sequel, Vergil answers a magical summons from Averno, both the wealthiest and the filthiest of cities. The magnates there are worried about the waning and shifting of the natural fires that have fueled their industries and fouled their air. The bare skeleton of plot is fleshed out with an eccentric, wide-ranging series of digressions, reminiscences, dreams and cabalistic glosses, all in a rich, baroque, rhetorical style.

Vermok the Spiteful Scavenger: Series 13 Book 5 (Beast Quest #77)

by Adam Blade

Deep in the tunnels under the Warrior's Road lurks a hideous Beast... Tom must brave the darkness to rescue his best friend Elenna. Is he brave enough to win, or will he be trapped in the shadows forever?

The Verruca Bazooka (GUNK Aliens #1)

by Jonny Moon

Aliens are coming… to get up your nose!

Version 43

by Philip Palmer

The odds of surviving quantum teleportation to the Exodus Universe are, more or less, fifty/fifty. The only ones crazy enough to try it are the desperate, the insane and those sentenced to death for their crimes. Belladonna is home to the survivors and, in a planet run by criminals and desperados, death is commonplace. But a particularly horrific (and improbable) killing attracts the Galactic Police force, and a cyborg cop is sent to investigate.Version 43 has been here before, and has old scores to settle. The cop was human once, but is now more programme than man. And he intends to clean up this planet, permanently, whatever the cost.

Version Zero

by David Yoon

The blockbuster debut adult thriller from New York Times bestseller David Yoon. Three friends. One broken world. And a quest to save it. ‘A high-speed, edge of your seat adventure with stakes higher than you can measure’ Sylvain Neuvel, author of SLEEPING GIANTS

Vertigo

by Bob Shaw

Rob Hasson was an Air Patrolman, one of the best, until the day someone jumped him in mid-air and sent him hurtling into a fall that should have killed him. Now his mind, still tormented by memories of the shrieking air and rushing ground, protects his patched-together body by refusing to let him fly again. And what use to anyone is an Air Patrolman who's afraid to fly? Rob Hasson thinks he's a coward. No one could have foreseen the chain of events that would prove him wrong.

Veruchia: The Dumarest Saga Book 8 (DUMAREST SAGA #8)

by E.C. Tubb

Earl Dumarest, trans-galactic soldier of fortune, is still seeking his birthplace, the fabled planet Earth. On the distant, decadent planet Dradea, he meets the mysterious, mutant woman Veruchia. She selected him from the gladiators' arena to become her servant. . . and more.Soon, Dumarest discovers that she too is engaged in a quest - and that the fate of her planet hangs in the balance. Fascinated, compelled, he agrees to help her.But then he must face bizarre perils which make the gladiatorial arena seem a haven of safety. . . (First published 1973)

A Very Bothersome Bear: Book 3 (Knight in Training)

by Vivian French

A funny, exciting series for younger readers, by the bestselling Vivian French and David Melling.Sam J. Butterbiggins' only ambition is to be a Very Noble Knight, but he has a problem - he's been packed off to the castle next door to stay with his aunt, uncle and cousin Prune while his parents are away. But Sam's discovered a magical scroll listing the six quests to be completed to become a knight, and with his True Companion Prune's help, he's already managed two! Now Sam must find a goodly sword, but he keeps getting distracted by noble deeds that need doing. Helping a grumpy dwarf, a dunderheaded bear and an island of tiny elves might mean he'll never find his sword, but isn't that what a Very Noble Knight would do ...?

The Very First Damned Thing (A\chronicles Of St. Mary's Short Story Ser.)

by Jodi Taylor

A Chronicles of St Mary's short story that is sure to entertain. If you love Jasper Fforde or Ben Aaronovitch, you won't be able to resist Jodi Taylor. Ever wondered how it all began?It's two years since the final victory at the Battersea Barricades. The fighting might be finished, but for Dr Bairstow, just now setting up St Mary's, the struggle is only beginning.How will he assemble his team?From where will his funding come?How can he overcome the massed ranks of the Society for the Protection of Historical Buildings?How do stolen furniture, a practical demonstration at the Stirrup Charge at Waterloo, students' alcohol-ridden urine, a widowed urban guerrilla, a young man wearing exciting knitwear, and four naked security guards all combine to become the St Mary's of the future? Readers love Jodi Taylor: 'Once in a while, I discover an author who changes everything... Jodi Taylor and her protagonista Madeleine "Max" Maxwell have seduced me' 'A great mix of British proper-ness and humour with a large dollop of historical fun' 'Addictive. I wish St Mary's was real and I was a part of it' 'Jodi Taylor has an imagination that gets me completely hooked' 'A tour de force'

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