Action & Adventure



Travel to distant lands. Take in the murals of Brooklyn. Sneak into a dungeon. Discover parallel universes. Jump off the side of a mountain?



Rook by Sharon CameronRook by Sharon Cameron

In this swashbuckler, the guillotine rules again in the city that once was Paris. But wait.... someone is planning a rescue!



Delilah Dirk and the Turkish LieutenantDelilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff

An Indiana Jones for the 19th century! Delilah has traveled to Japan, Indonesia, France and even the New World. Now she's about to rob a Sultan in Constantinople. A graphic novel, and the art is fantastic. Followed by Delilah Dirk and the King's Shilling.



Armada by Ernest ClineArmada by Ernest Cline

It's just another day for high school senior Zack Lightman, daydreaming through a boring math class. But out the window he sees a flying saucer.... and it's the same one he sees everyday in the online game everyone plays. From the author of Ready Player One.



Vango by Timothee de FombelleVango by Timothee de Fombelle

A fugitive trying to clear his name, Vango crisscrosses the continent via boat, train and the Graf Zepplin airship. Followed by A Prince Without a Kingdom.



The Princess Bride by William GoldingThe Princess Bride by William Goldman

A fine mix of comedy, romance, and adventure.




Planesrunner by Ian McDonaldPlannesrunner by Ian McDonald

When Everett Singh’s scientist father (inventor of the Heisenberg Gate) is kidnapped from the streets of London, he leaves Everett a mysterious app on his computer. Suddenly, this teenager has become the owner of the most valuable object in the multiverse—the Infundibulum—the map of all the parallel earths. Don't miss the fantabulosa Palari glossary at the end of the story. This is book 1 of the Everness series.


Wild Rover No MoreWild Rover No More by L. A. Meyer

The last installment of the Bloody Jack series, featuring our hero the dauntless and intrepid Jackie Faber, who has seen everything from London to Boston, to Havana, to New Orleans, to Paris, to the South China seas, to Australia, to Rangoon, to Barcelona. As the series progresses, so do the wild adventures. As Jackie herself says, "I wasn't raised up proper." The audio versions are highly entertaining.


Shadowshaper by Daniel OlderShadowshaper by Daniel Older

An action-packed urban fantasy featuring spirited murals, vivid graffiti, lively tattoos, terrifying zombie-like creatures come to life, family drama, and smart teenagers who know how to have fun. And Coney Island after dark.



Uncaged by John SandfordUncaged by John Sanford

An animal rights action at a research lab goes wrong. This is book one of The Singular Menace series.



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