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FICTION BY LEROY DUMONT
NON-FICTION BY ANTHONY DIAS SOUZA
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Bitch of Balar
Kidnapped with the able-bodied of her village, Calena is taken to the mines of Kristan and brutalized. Left for dead on the slag pile, she recovers but the trauma has left the voice of Krela, the spirit of death, resident within her mind. Pressed by Krela, Calena sets out maniacally to free her enslaved people and destroy the fort at Kristan, showing no mercy to those who brutalized.
Driver of a ghetto cab, when his friend's apartment is blown up with a violent incendiary, seeks to investigate when the FBI arrests his friend. In the process, he stumbles upon a Colombian cartel's smuggling scheme. Pursued by the cartel, barrio hit-men and the law, he strikes back using the smugglers incendiaries as his weapons. Truly an explosive tale!
Dagast is a grotesque monster whose shoulders and neck seemed oversized, even on his six-foot-six frame. The outlaw chieftain is as ruthless as his appearance, commanding a band of cutthroats that terrorize the provinces neighboring the Desfalan wilds. No one dares challenge Dagast until the youthful son of a commander of a city guard, Algin Tamas, ventures into his lair.
End of Forever
Goda Dabra is on her way to Katid to marry a minor noble when she is abducted from the horse train by brigands in the Tuduk Forest who abuse her. Pulak Mazul, convicted noble on his way to his execution, takes advantage of the raid to escape and joins the brigands. Seeing an opportunity to have his execution set aside by rescuing Goda, he flees with her, fighting off the brigands who are bent upon killing them.
Escape From Zandor
To escape the turmoil in Zandor following the Madini revolt, Gitu, the black Jana, and Cona, the white Highborn, scaled the Mashars and descended to Mirash, where they meet Irasine, a female and Gargon, a dim-witted brute who have been ejected from their village. With the help of the locals who are happy to be rid of them, they build a raft and float down the crocodile infested Kiber River.
Keeper of the Seal
The southern Kharan desert was his to command but only as the leader of an outlaw band, raiding the caravans of Sulan Gaghan with impunity to the chagrin the grand malek of Akkaba. Taur has little to look forward to until Fate intervened, propelling him into leading an insurrection against the Sulan.
The city of Lakas had fallen and all of the caste of warrior priests except Abram are slain. Overwhelmed by anger, Abram swears revenge. Adopting the status of nehin, a living dead man, he sets off to the Samra plains to seek out the traitor who helped the leader of the Shemasi raze his city and slay all of its inhabitants. Skilled in the art of combat, Abram vows to take both of their lives.
Sordid Tales of the Sultre
After he was driven into hiding by outraged parents for producing a children's book about achipmunkentitled "Chippy does theSquirrels", the harried author settled in a tent in the woods with his laptop computer and began to write this raucous ribald tale set in a fictitiously bizarre middle eastern desert wherein the characters of the novel have outlandish exchanges with the frazzled author.
Kadul Rashin watches as his father and his men are executed by the forces of Sulan Asin Fadid and vows vengeance. However when he arrives at the palace in Deran, circumstances propels him into catering to the impotent sulan's four wives, obliged to sire an heir to the throne. Kadul uses the position of privilege to seek to usurp command of the royal guard and the sulanate.
Talons of the Gods
The disembodied spirits of the sons of Sorcerer Karanis vie for possession of two enchanted bracelets with highly destructive power. In the process, they strive to control the Voltaran Empire which Daran, the youthful heir, is about to depose his usurper uncle and cease control. Daran is aided by the paladin, Ethran, a skilled warrior who seeks to retrieve the enchanted pair of bracelets for the rightful heir.
Davad Colandar is a bounty hunter employed to track down Naro Maldini and his band of raiders. After dispatching several members of the band, he locates Maldini at the raucous border village where a gambler suggests Colandar could increase his fortune by meeting Maldini in a staged formal duel. Death of one of the combatants is the only acceptable outcome.
The Crystal Curse
On the isle of Calista, the Klarans and the Montigs are on the brink of war. Fastian Vedal, brother to the earl of Klaran is marshaling an army to attack Montig. Lord Redan of Montig beseeches his nephew and heir to assume control of the domain but Dagar Redan is unwilling to command until a Ludrin hag presents him with a crystal that elicits prophetic visions.
The Only Option
After the Cubans settled on Isla de Peligras to eavesdrop on Central American military operations, the CIA decides to covertly eradicate the site and dispatches a five-man cadre to dismantle the site.Encountering a platoon of army regulars, only three survive a firefight, and to escape the island, they kill a drug runner and seize his yacht finding it loaded with seven duffel bags of cocaiine, an arsenal and a woman who heads up the smuggling run to Louisiana.
Although he is renowned among the shepherds for killing more wolves than anyone else in Pern protecting his father's sheep, Habron, a restless youth in his late teens, detests the chore. Excited by visiting Legionnaires who boast of their exploits in pursuing bandits in the Marga wilds, he longs for relief from the boredom of his nightly routine. While drinking a tankard of ale in the local inn surrounded by intoxicated Legionnaires, he inadvertently offends one of them and the man insists on the duel, taking to the street. Habron faces the Legionnaire whom he decapitates and is forced to flee with a price on his head. Wandering in the Marga Woods he joins a band of brigands and launches on the adventures of his life.
Kebu is a black warrior of undisputed skill who serves as a guide and protector for caravans plying the Sabran desert. His life is reasonably predictable until he is contracted by the merchant Retal to transport a mysterious young girl to the fabled reclusive city of Zandor. Upon arrival, he finds himself immersed in a ritualistic duel, the Kamaral. As the forced champion of Devana, the girl he transports to Zandor, he must face a hulking brute in mortal combat as the pair scale the treacherous slopes of the lofty Kai. The only alternative is death. As a prelude to the duel, Kebu is involved in a morass of intrigue. Zandor is festering. The city is divided into two hostile religious cliques competing for absolute control and their slaves are plotting a revolt. As a black man in the midst of a city dominated by whites, Kebu finds himself drawn into its conflicts, despised by both the white highborn and their brown skinned slaves.
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