The leading man of a new fantasy trilogy from the prolific and hilarious K.J. Parker, Saevus Corax is manipulative, selfish, cuttingly funny, and—against his better judgment—a big fat hero. Thrown squarely into the midst of the politico-religious machinations he abandoned years ago along with his birthright, Saevus applies the savvy he's gained as a mediocre playwright and a fairly excellent battlefield salvage contractor to keep ten steps ahead of his enemies. The thrill of Parker's writing is being let in on the plan just enough to root for his protagonist, but never enough to anticipate the next twist.
At last, a comprehensive taxonomy of our ubiquitous yet overlooked urban companion: the stray shopping cart. Amateur spotters will find a helpful primer to the various categories and types, from Bus Stop Discards to Transient Imposters. Seasoned parking lot habitués will appreciate the poignancy of the gathered photos and Montague's reflections on our changing urban environment. This offbeat cultural study is perfect for those who have everything—including boundless curiosity.
From Amboy to Zyzzyx, Layne beckons us to the strange wilderness of Joshua Tree and its environs—and warns us of the fate that can befall unprepared pilgrims to his harsh desert home. Within this volume you'll find glimpses of the paranormal, descriptions of vast natural beauty, and tales of the eclectic denizens of the Mojave over the centuries. Part field guide, part lure, Desert Oracle is like stepping out of the beating sun into the cool of a roadside bar where you might meet a stranger--and they might have a story to tell you.