James A. Hetley
f THE WINTER OAK
“Full of rich prose...this sequel to the critically
acclaimed The Summer Country confirms that
Hetley has created that rarest of gems; a Celtic
fantasy worth reading.”—Publishers Weekly.
ACE 304 pp. 0-441-01201-9 $14.00
f THE SUMMER COUNTRY
“Evokes some of the best of Charles de Lint,
with roots both in gritty urban reality and a
fantastic otherworld filled with dangers and
magic....Considering this is James Hetley’s
first novel, it looks like we’ve got a real talent
to watch out for.”—Green Man Review.
ACE 368 pp. 0-441-01220-5 $6.50
Sarah A. Hoyt
f ANY MAN SO DARING
“A great story accounts for only half the
book’s success; the rest depends on Hoyt’s
beautiful prose, which at times becomes
downright Shakespearean. Exceptionally
wonderful and enourmously entertaining.”—
Booklist. “Hoyt masterfully builds a dramatic
story of misplaced loyalties, dark ambition and
human desperation and love...a literate, entertaining fantasy.”—Publishers Weekly
Ace 336 pp. 0-441-01208-6 $6.50
THE ANGEL’S COMMAND
“It has all the elements that make Jacques’
books sing—terrific description, wonderful
characters, and the power to transport you to
an unforgettable place.”—Detroit Free Press.
ACE 352 pp. 0-441-01151-9 $7.99
“A sophisticated read, filled with larger-than-life characters...and all kinds of humor.”
—School Library Journal.
ACE 400 pp. 0-441-01190-X $7.99
Also in ACE: The Bellmaker 0-441-00315-X, Castaways
of the Flying Dutchman 0-441-00914-X, The Legend of Luke
0-441-00773-2, The Long Patrol 0-441-00599-3, Lord
Brocktree 0-441-00872-0, Mariel of Redwall 0-441-00694-9,
Marlfox 0-441-00693-0, Martin the Warrior 0-441-00186-6,
Mattimeo 0-441-00610-8, Mossflower 0-441-00576-4, Outcast
of Redwall 0-441-00416-4, Pearls of Lutra 0-441-00508-X,
Redwall 0-441-00548-9, Salamandastron 0-441-00031-2,
Taggerung 0-441-00968-9, Triss 0-441-01095-4.
Free Teacher’s Guide available. See inside back cover.
“Full of humorous events as well as excitement,
the fourth entry in McCaffrey’s Freedom
series will be relished by fans.”—Booklist. The
surviving colonists of planet Botany must decide
what kind of new world they will become.
ACE 304 pp. 0-441-01020-2 $6.99
Also in ACE: Damia 0-441-13556-0, Damia’s Children
0-441-00007-X, Freedom’s Challenge 0-441-00625-6
Freedom’s Choice 0-441-00531-4, Freedom’s Landing
0-441-00338-9, Lyon’s Pride 0-441-00141-6, The Rowan
0-441-73576-2, The Tower and the Hive 0-441-00720-1.
Nina Kiriki Hoffman f
f A FISTFUL OF SKY
Gypsum LaZelle, middle child of a gifted
witch family, has no gift of her own—until she
awakens from a fever possessed of a frightening power. “The sense of wonder, lack of
cynicism and sheer craft compare to vintage
Ray Bradbury.”—Publishers Weekly. One of f
Locus’s best fantasy novels of 2002.
ACE 368 pp. 0-441-01177-2 $6.99
Also in ACE: Past the Size of Dreaming 0-441-00898-4.
An alien satellite orbiting a distant star sends
out an unreadable signal. Named one of the
best science fiction novels of the year by the
Washington Post Book World, Locus, and Science
ACE 528 pp. 0-441-01102-0 $7.99
“A satisfying answer to the mystery of the
omegas that is appropriately cosmic without
straining credulity.”—New York Times Book
ACE 512 pp. 0-441-01210-8 $7.99
The luxury space yacht Polaris was found
adrift, its wealthy passengers and crew inexplicably missing. Sixty years later, its fate is
finally discovered. “This SF mystery’s smooth
and exciting surface makes it difficult to
appreciate how exceptionally good it is at
combining action and ideas.”—Publishers
ACE 384 pp. 0-441-01202-7 $24.95
ILL MET BY MOONLIGHT
The first part of the author’s heralded
Shakespearean fantasy trilogy. “With particular
appeal for Elizabethan history buffs and literature lovers.”—Library Journal.
Ace 304 pp. 0-441-00983-2 $5.99
ALL NIGHT AWAKE
In the second part of the Shakespearean trilogy,
Lady Silver—the fairie muse of Shakespeare and
Marlowe—must track a deadly supernatural
beast before it destroys their world and hers.
ACE 368 pp. 0-441-01112-8 $6.50
f THE CHILD GODDESS
“Marley’s sensitive, lyrical SF novel, set on 23rd-
century Earth and the oceanic world Virimund,
swiftly evolves into a meditation intertwining
spiritual values, godhood itself and romantic
love.”—Publishers Weekly. “A journey you
won’t want to miss.”—Connie Willis.
ACE 336 pp. 0-441-01136-5 $23.95
Patricia A. McKillip
f ALPHABET OF THORN
“Those who have bemoaned the death of the
true fairy tale will be delighted by this charming foray from World Fantasy Award-winner
McKillip. She skillfully weaves together two
eras and two sets of believable characters to
create a single spellbinding story.”—Publishers
Weekly (starred review).
ACE 320 pp. 0-441-01130-6 $22.95
Elizabeth A. Lynn
f DRAGON’S TREASURE
“Thoroughly welcome sequel to Dragon’s
Winter...features full and pleasing measures of
Lynn’s graceful prose and world-building talent.”—Booklist.
ACE 336 pp. 0-441-01196-9 $23.95
“A literate, musically informed story of personal courage and fortitude in the face of evil
that will appeal to all who root for the underdog.
Marley’s writing is lyrical and persuasive.”—
ACE 400 pp. 0-441-01107-1 $6.99
f IN THE FORESTS OF SERRE
“McKillip’s luminous retelling of the Russian
legend of ‘The Firebird’ retains its fairy tale
feel while exploring the depths of the human
heart. Elegant.”—Library Journal.
ACE 304 pp. 0-441-01157-8 $14.00
Ian R. MacLeod
f THE LIGHT AGES
“A beautifully written, complex fantasy
novel...should hold great appeal to readers
who love more sophisticated fantasy.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred review).
ACE 416 pp. 0-441-01149-7 $14.00
f CONQUEROR’S MOON
Book One in the Boreal Moon Tale
As his father the king slowly wastes away,
Prince Conrig of Cathra hatches a plan with
the sorceress Princess Ullanoth of Moss to
unite their warring kingdoms under one ironfisted rule. “[May’s] inventive use of magic
and well-conceived plot will sweep readers
ACE 400 pp. 0-441-01132-2 $24.95
OMBRIA IN SHADOW
“A ghostly tale of human emotions gone
astray in a city that lives and dies in endless
cycles...fine prose.”—Publishers Weekly. 2003
World Fantasy Award winner.
ACE 304 pp. 0-441-01016-4 $14.00
Also in ACE: The Book of Atrix Wolfe 0-441-00361-3,
Riddle-Master 0-441-00596-9, The Tower at Stony Wood
0-441-00829-1, Winter Rose 0-441-00934-4.
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