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Welcome to Hadrosaur's on-line bookstore. Hadrosaur Productions primarily publishes the magazine Tales of the Talisman. However, we have published a few books and we have worked with Lachesis Publishing to bring out some titles. Those titles are listed here along with some others that we have in stock and sell at conventions. Books are listed alphabetically by author. Series are listed chronologically under the author's name. If you have any questions about an item listed here, please drop us a note at hadrosaur@zianet.com and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

J.W. Coffey

A Wager of Blood by J.W. Coffey

  • Trade Paperback: $12.95 (plus shipping)
  • On a night in 1760, Matthew Harper played a seemingly innocent game of chance in the parlor of the inn he owned. But, before the night was over, the inn belonged to Newell Thornton. Matthew, his wife, and two other people lay murdered and the Inn burned to the ground. 240 years later, Zachery Harper is determined to reclaim the Thornton Inn for the Harper family. What he doesn't know is the old Inn holds the key to that ancient murder, the gateway into Zachary's private hell, and the souls of the four murdered people. He is soon swept up into a diabolical game of chance where his own soul is the prize, and dice are loaded against him in a demonic wager of blood.

    Gary Every

    Inca Butterflies by Gary Every

  • Chapbook: $4.95 (plus shipping)
  • Incan Emperor, Huaina Capac, comes of age as Alejo Garcia and his band of mutineers arrive in America carrying a weapon far more devastating that cannons. Huaina Capac's successor, Manco Inca, must lead his remaining people as bearded men from Europe swarm the countryside like butterflies sweeping the plains. Set in the last days of the Inca Empire, Inca Butterflies is a tale for all times.

    "Every is an inventive writer and this chapbook encapsulates the bittersweet truth: Life is a thing of dualities, where the only constant is change." Kane S. Latranz writing for the Albuquerque Alibi.

    Wayne James

    When Only the Moon Rages by Wayne James

  • Trade Paperback: $5.95 (plus shipping)
  • In this volume of stories by Wayne James, you will find creatures of the night, people of the stars, and individuals who dare to live in those dark places that few have the audacity to tread.

    There's Lieutenant Lawry, an ordinary soldier who must fight to keep an unknown, violent creature from killing his men. Sergeant Frank Blacklin strives to keep children alive against insurmountable odds on a hostile planet. A man named Robert lives in a United States gone mad; where the enemies of the State are so numerous, their bodies are pushed into a gaping trench.

    Other characters in James' stories follow more violent paths. A respectable business man falls for a woman turned on by crime. A lonely man deals with the odd neighbors down the street by buying an assault rifle.

    You are invited on a voyage that occurs when only the moon rages!

    Christine Norris

    Talisman of Zandria by Christine Norris

  • Trade Paperback: $12.95 (plus shipping)
  • When Ivy Peterson sees the most extraordinary thing in her own backyard - a fairy - she dismisses it as a daydream, but she quickly realizes that it was, in fact, the real thing. She goes in search of the mythical creature, and accidentally falls into Zandria, a magical world that exists just outside her own. Unfortunately, she finds that she's trapped there. Someone has stolen the Talisman, a magical amulet that controls the five gates between Zandria and her own world. Ivy and her new friends, the wizard Arden, his young apprentice Connor, and a pair of fairies set off on a quest to reclaim the Talisman of Zandria.

    Return to Zandria by Christine Norris

  • Trade Paperback: $12.95 (plus shipping)
  • Ivy Peterson was not ordinary. Ivy was More-Than-Ordinary because once she found herself in a very special place and had a very special adventure. But Ivy was far too old for fairy tales... wasn't she? It has been three years since Ivy recovered the Talisman of Zandria, and her life is very different. She is no longer the shy young girl who chased a fairy through a magic gate, but a teenager, concerned with clothes, friends, and school. She has nearly forgotten about the special world that exists on the other side of a thin, magical veil. But they have not forgotten her. Now a crisis is brewing in Zandria, and only Ivy can help. They implore her to come to their aid, and Ivy's memories of adventure pull her once again into the enchanted world of mermaids, dragons and wizards. Reunited with old friends, and bringing a new one along for the ride, Ivy must now lead them into the wilds of her own world, and not only keep them safe, but stop an empire from falling into the clutches of evil.

    "The reader is transported into beautiful imagery that is quite magical as Ivy and Lori race to help the people of Zandria. Christine Norris sketches a tale that young and old will enjoy." Cherokee, Coffee Time Romance

    Shawn Oetzel

    Dying Moon by Shawn Oetzel

  • Trade Paperback: $12.95 (plus shipping)
  • Little did Kalen Or'Wain, Captain of the Elven Royal Guard, know that, when his quiet evening at home was interrupted by a summons from the Elven Council, he would be thrust into a quest spanning realms to face off with a hated rival from his past. His rival, a corrupted rogue Elf intent on destroying the Elven Race, plans to complete a ritual that will turn the Moon, the astral body the Elves love most, into the instrument of their own demise. Kalen's duty takes him to the Human city of Los Angeles where he teams up with an enigmatic Federal Agent and befriends Amy Sommers, a LAPD Homicide Detective. Will Kalen and his team succeed in stopping the rogue Elf from completing the ritual in time to save the Elven race?

    B.T. Robertson

    Chronicles of the Planeswalkers, Part Zero by B.T. Robertson

  • Trade Paperback: $12.95 (plus shipping)
  • In a world that is being plagued by an unseen evil and growing chaos, on Krayn elf will go searching for his destiny. Aerinas, son of Tristandor, will journey to lands far beyond those he has ever traveled before. A group of elves, giants, men, and other beings will be required to uncover the mystery locked within the secrets of the Planes. Aerinas and the others alike will face challenges that will affect them physically, emotionally, and psychologically, and ultimately face an enemy that taunts them from beyond the borders of the physical realm.

    Chronicles of the Planeswalkers, Part One: Alliances by B.T. Robertson

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  • An unlikely band of elves led by a wizard formerly of the Order of Light, Aeligon, has trekked across foreign lands and sought a mysterious mirror hidden within the ruins of El-Caras, the place where the final battle between good and evil took place during the Calaridis Wars many years before. They found great evil stirring, and a plan to shatter the fragile peace.

    Now, alliances will be formed and battle lines drawn across the plane of Vaalüna. Aerinas, a rebellious Krayn elf, continues to discover the power of the magic inside him, but after finding an ancient text penned by a long-dead wizard it becomes clear that he must grow up and face his worst fears, or perish.

    There is something alive beyond the boundaries of their world. Something old, forgotten, evil, and angry for revenge. Ripples in time, bleeding trees, and unwelcome visitors are growing common. Questions are surfacing in Aerinas' mind about his parents, and the tension between him and his father, Tristandor, is increasing. Can they keep their alliance intact long enough to make a stand against the hidden evil?

    Return to the world of the Planeswalkers, where pirates roam the raging Arthean Ocean, power can be ignited with the speed of thought, and death awaits the wary explorer at every turn.

    David Lee Summers

    Owl Dance by David Lee Summers

  • Trade Paperback: $13.95 (plus shipping)
  • In the 1870's, Sheriff Ramon Morales of Socorro, New Mexico meets a beguiling woman named Fatemeh Karimi of Persia, escaping oppression in her homeland. When an ancient lifeform called Legion comes to Earth, they are pulled into a series of events that will change the history of the world as we know it. In their journeys, Ramon and Fatemeh encounter mad inventors, dangerous outlaws and pirates. Their resources are Ramon's fast draw and Fatemeh's uncanny ability to communicate with owls. The question is, will that be enough to save them when a fleet of dirigibles from Czarist Russia invades the United States?

    "Owl Dance is a fun steampunk Western packed with adventures." Fred Cleaver, The Denver Post (Click the link to read the full review)

    "Owl Dance has everything. Airships, owl-ornithopters, a clockwork wolf, a multiple alien entity, a fast-shooting sheriff, a Russian plot to conquer America, and a very sexy, eco-aware, Bahá'í Persian healer-woman - I mean everything! Heaps of fun!" Richard Harland, author of Worldshaker and Liberator

    Revolution of Air and Rust by David Lee Summers

  • Chapbook: $5.95 (plus shipping)
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  • 1915. Teddy Roosevelt is building an empire. Only Pancho Villa stands in his way.

    The American Expeditionary Force under the command of General "Black Jack" Pershing has invaded Northern Mexico. Pancho Villa leads his revolutionary army in a desperate raid against the American force only to be outflanked. Just as Pershing's airships prepare to deliver the death blow, Pancho Villa is transported to a parallel Earth where he finds an unexpected ally and the technology that might just turn defeat into victory.

    Revolution of Air and Rust is a stand-alone novella set in the Empires of Steam and Rust world created by Robert E. Vardeman and Stephen D. Sullivan. A story filled with millitary action, espionage and gadgetry that's sure to satisfy fans of steampunk and alternate history.

    The Solar Sea by David Lee Summers

  • Trade Paperback: $12.95 (plus shipping)
  • Humans settled the Moon and satellites orbiting the Earth were a common sight, but with the abolition of NASA, humans had no desire to go further and space exploration died.

    Then, a technician from the Very Large Array, a radio telescope in New Mexico, discovers powerful particles orbiting Saturn’s moon, Titan, which could be a new energy source. Strangely enough, following the discovery’s announcement, whales around the Earth changed their songs overnight.

    As scion of the powerful Quinn Corporation, Thomas Quinn builds a solar sail—a vessel pushed by sunlight itself—to find the source of these particles in Titan’s orbit. He gathers the best and brightest team to pilot his craft: Jonathan Jefferson, an aging astronaut known as the last man on Mars; Natalie Freeman, a distinguished Navy captain; Myra Lee, a biologist, specializing in whale communication; and John O’Connell, the technician who first discovered the particles. All together they make a grand tour of the solar system and discover not only wonders but dangers beyond their imagination.

    Drawing on his experience as an astronomer, David Lee Summers has created a story that is both exciting and plausible, one that can be enjoyed by both the young and young-at-heart who enjoy looking at the planets on a clear night and dreaming of what could be.

    Learn more about The Solar Sea at TheSolarSea.com

    Space Pirates edited by David Lee Summers

  • Trade Paperback: $14.95 (plus shipping)
  • Avast there ye scurvy dogs!

    So you think you're brave enough to join us on this here voyage through space and time? If you come with us, you better be prepared to loot, pillage and maim. This is no voyage for the lily-livered amongst you.

    If you dare open these pages, Robert E. Vardeman will take you out into the solar system where a man must defend his ship and his discovery from a fierce pirate lass who is not afraid to kill everyone aboard. Neal Asher will take you to the surface of a distant planet where a ruthless monster battles a crew of unsavory buccaneers. Some aliens think they can mock us humans and C.J. Henderson shows them that it's better to be a pirate than be the butt of an intergalactic joke.

    In this volume you'll find fifteen swashbuckling tales guaranteed to shiver your deck plates. You'll join pirate crews as they raid starships carrying fortunes. You'll see brave men and women as they defend themselves against terrifying corsairs. Of course, not all space pirates are the same. If you come with us, you'll meet corporate raiders and even pirates who grab their pleasures where they can, even if it means fighting military satellites and stealing their entertainments directly from the networks.

    Aye, and we pirates seem to attract more than our share of ghosts wanting to exact revenge on the foolhardy. You've been warned. Dead men tell no tales and even if they did, you couldn't hear them in the vacuum of space. Arrr!

    Still think you want to come along? Then pick up yer bottle o' rum and sign on with this crew that includes Daniel M. Hoyt, M.H. Bonham, Carol Hightshoe, Uncle River and many more.

    "An absolute 'must' for dedicate fans of robust science fiction adventure is David Lee Summers' deftly edited anthology Space Pirates: Full-Throttle Space Tales #1, a series of fifteen swashbuckling short stories of piracy in outer space by some of the best new writers working today." Midwest Book Review

    The Pirates of Sufiro by David Lee Summers

  • Trade Paperback: $12.95 (plus shipping)
  • The Pirates of Sufiro tells the story of Pirate Captain Ellison Firebrandt who raided star ships until his past caught up with him and he was exiled to a planet called Sufiro. The planet was a virtual paradise housing great riches. Sufiro became a haven for those who had lost all hope. Soon, entrepreneurs arrived and fought for control of the planet. Elsewhere in the galaxy, a vast alien power appeared threatening humanity's very existence. Firebrandt, along with his daughter and grandson must fight for the freedom of Sufiro and the galaxy.

    The Pirates of Sufiro is the first book of the Old Star Trilogy. The second book is Children of the Old Stars and Heirs of the New Earth completes the trilogy.

    Children of the Old Stars by David Lee Summers

  • Trade Paperback: $12.95 (plus shipping)
  • A mysterious and dangerous alien presence, the Cluster, threatens a peaceful star ship. Captain John Mark Ellis is called to the rescue, but the ship is destroyed. Disgraced, Ellis is booted out of the service. He joins an alien warrior and an evangelist -- who believes that the Cluster is God incarnate -- to solve the mystery of the Cluster.

    Children of the Old Stars is the second book of the Old Star Trilogy. The first book is The Pirates of Sufiro. Heirs of the New Earth completes the trilogy.

    "Children of the Old Stars is an engrossing vision of the future... David Lee Summers has created a fascinating, imaginative, and very entertaining cast of characters and worlds." The Las Cruces Sun-News

    Heirs of the New Earth by David Lee Summers

  • Trade Paperback: $12.95 (plus shipping)
  • The Earth has gone silent. John Mark Ellis and the crew of the Sanson are sent to investigate. When they arrive, they find vast alien machines known as Clusters in orbit. Fearing the worst, they land and discover that the once overcrowded, polluted Earth has become a paradise of sorts. The problem is over half the population is dead or missing and the planet’s leaders don’t seem to care. As Ellis works to unravel the mystery, sudden gravitational shifts from the galaxy’s center indicate something even worse is in the offing. Can Ellis save the galaxy from the heirs of the new Earth?

    Heirs of the New Earth is the third book of the Old Star Trilogy. The first book is The Pirates of Sufiro. Children of the Old Stars is the second book.

    Vampires of the Scarlet Order by David Lee Summers

  • Trade Paperback: $12.95 (plus shipping)
  • Through the centuries, an elite cadre of vampire mercenaries called the scarlet order has operated as pinpoint assassins. Now, at the dawn of the twenty-first century, vampires are too expensive, too untrustworthy, and frankly, too passe for governments to hire any longer. Using nanotechnology, scientists can engineer more reliable super soldiers. What's a vampire got to do for job security?

    "A novel with bite. An amalgam of Blade and The Name of the Rose with a touch of X-Files thrown in for good measure." Neal Asher, author of Gridlinked and The Skinner

    "David Lee Summers offers vampire lovers an inventive and conspiricy laden story about a band of vampiric mercenaries known as the Scarlet Order...From the dungeon strongholds of medieval Europe to the untamed desert plains of the early American Southwest, the storyline follows several members of the order and their 'fall from grace'...he does an excellent job of bringing it all together with a thrilling endgame." Dark Realms Magazine

    Dragon's Fall: Rise of the Scarlet Order by David Lee Summers

  • Trade Paperback: $15.95 (plus shipping)
  • Three vampyrs. Three lives. Three intertwining stories.

    Bearing the guilt of destroying the holiest of books after becoming a vampyr, the Dragon, Lord Desmond searches the world for lost knowledge, but instead, discovers truth in love.

    Born a slave in Ancient Greece, Alexandra craves freedom above all else, until a vampyr sets her free, and then, she must pay the highest price of all … her human soul.

    An assassin who lives in the shadows, Roquelaure is cloaked even from himself, until he discovers the power of friendship and loyalty.

    Three vampyrs, traveling the world by moonlight—one woman and two men who forge a bond made in love and blood. Together they form a band of mercenaries called the Scarlet Order, and recruit others who are like them. Their mission is to protect kings and emperors against marauders, invaders, and rogue vampyrs … and their ultimate nemesis—Vlad the Impaler.

    "David Lee Summers has broken all molds of what vampires have come to mean to modern and past civilizations. His vampires in the Scarlet Order series will infect you with an incurable thirst. Once you begin the series, you will not want to let it go. Summers is a master of seduction, horror, and suspense, mixing history with fantasy. I strongly urge you to delve into the world of the Scarlet Order. I promise you, you are in for a ride you will never forget or want to end." Giovanna Lagana, author of With Black & White Comes the Grey

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