New Release Books by Chris Fox

Chris Fox is the author of I, Demon (2022), Shattered Gods (2021), The Dark Lord Bert 2 (2021), The Builders (2021), An Introduction to Evaluation (2016) and other 125 books.

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I, Demon

release date: Aug 24, 2022
I, Demon
Discarded. Sacrificed. Triumphant. They sent me into the blasted lands to die. I refused. I lived. And now...I return to the empire that discarded me. A god, rich with worship. I don't know what has become of Hasra, or the war with the Fomori. I don't know where Li is, or if her homeland is still dealing with the wyrm Khonsu. My sister and mother were freed, the reward for my blood price, but I have no idea what has become of them. It is time to go home. Time to right old wrongs, and to find the legacy left behind by my former incarnation. Three tombs remain. Once I am certain my family is safe I will seek them. The next lies in Olivantia, a land that has banned sorcery, and will kill me if they discover what I am. If I survive, then I must return yet again to Hasra, this time to see the demonic kingdom that lies under the very city. Prophecy says that I will survive, and find the last tomb in the Ashlands. I tire of prophecy. I tire of what others require of me. It is time to make my own way, my own choices. They will find that I am neither boy, nor student any longer. I am the prince of demons, and I have returned. Shattered Gods is based on the Magitech Chronicles pen & paper RPG, and takes place in the same universe. If you're a gamer, litRPG fan, or just want to see the stats for the characters in the book, come join us! Link is in the book or check us out at magitechchronicles.com.

Shattered Gods

release date: Jul 29, 2021
Shattered Gods
Fated to destroy the world. Determined to save it. My name is Xal and I live in the dims, a walled prison where my people are kept by our cruel masters until we are needed to fight once more. One member of every family must answer the Call, for our blood bears the magic of a demonic god and all the terrible power that brings. We march to war against the Fomori, an unstoppable army of giants, and their behemoths. If we do not, then our families are put to death. The Hasrans use us as cannon fodder and worse. They used up my father, and he never came home. Die resisting. Die fighting. My choice isn't if it happens, but rather how I sell my life. If by some miracle I survive, I will be granted entrance to the Imperial Academy where every noble house will vie to architect my end. They cannot allow the void-blooded to live. They cannot allow us to thrive or to gain more magic from the bodies of other dead gods. They cannot allow us to win. They fear the rise of another dreadlord. And they are right to fear. I will pull down an empire, and that is just the beginning. Shattered Gods is based on the Magitech Chronicles pen & paper RPG, and takes place in the same universe. If you're a gamer, litRPG fan, or just want to see the stats for the characters in the book, come join us! Link is in the book or check us out at magitechchronicles.com.

The Dark Lord Bert 2

release date: Apr 07, 2021
The Dark Lord Bert 2
How Does a 1 Hit Point Dark Lord Save the Real World?Kit and her friends are gamers, but not the ordinary kind. It seems that Track Jick was right, and that people who play roleplaying games really are wizards and witches. Kit's game master uses a magical die to transport them to an alternate world where they can really become their characters, and forget all about the real world.Unfortunately, during a power scuffle the d20 gets knocked into the game world. If they can't get it out then the game world will explode, and everything in it will die. Worse, to Kit's mind, their parents will be disbarred, and they'll never be able to play again.Enter one tiny goblin with just a single hit point, but a heart large enough to save a fake world...if he can reach the d20 before the Dark Lord White 2.0. Along the way Bert will meet his fellow dark lords, and finally learn magic. Plus Boberton gets very large indeed.

The Builders

release date: Jul 12, 2021
The Builders
All things must end. Welcome to the final Deathless novel. The builder Yoggoth has arrived in our Solar System, but his goal is not to conquer our world. He has locked the sun in a Yoggothian Sphere designed to siphon our star of all power. Earth is hurled into darkness, denied the lifegiving heat of our sun, even as Yoggoth's fleets move upon our world. Our heroes, led by Blair, Liz, and Isis, must deal with the new winter before they can even hope to oppose them. In Australia, Jordan has used the intervening five years for one purpose. To become a Builder-slaying dino-enhanced death machine. Under Uluru's tutelage he has mastered combat and stands ready to face Yoggoth, whatever the cost. Outnumbered and outmatched, Liz leads a desperate assault on Yoggoth's flagship, where Excalibur's destiny will finally be realized. If the blade breaks, our world will be annihilated. If it holds, then Liz will provide Blair one chance to save everyone. One desperate gamble to rewrite history.

An Introduction to Evaluation

release date: Oct 18, 2016
An Introduction to Evaluation
Both practical and theoretical in approach, this book is the perfect companion for student researchers and policy makers alike. It provides actionable advice for planning and implementing evaluations, while also instilling an ability to assess the evaluations of others and consider the ways in which evaluation evidence could influence policy and practice. Drawing upon a wide range of examples from policy areas like education, criminal justice, and health and social care, this book showcases how evaluation is an interdisciplinary research practice with a spectrum of applications. Each chapter contains philosophical underpinnings and applied knowledge as well as examples from published evaluations. Specific topics include how to: Choose an approach to evaluation Plan, design, and conduct evaluations Approach evaluations using theories of change Differentiate between process, impact, and economic evaluations Understand the role of quantitative and qualitative methods in data collection Use systematic reviews and other tools to assess and disseminate evaluation findings From getting started in the field to turning evidence into policy, this book will guide you through every step of the evaluation process.

The Handbook of Contemporary Semantic Theory

release date: Feb 12, 2019
The Handbook of Contemporary Semantic Theory
The second edition of The Handbook of Contemporary Semantic Theory presents a comprehensive introduction to cutting-edge research in contemporary theoretical and computational semantics. Features completely new content from the first edition of The Handbook of Contemporary Semantic Theory Features contributions by leading semanticists, who introduce core areas of contemporary semantic research, while discussing current research Suitable for graduate students for courses in semantic theory and for advanced researchers as an introduction to current theoretical work

Spellship

release date: Mar 01, 2018
Spellship
The Last Dragonflight Holds the Key to Survival Voria, Aran, and Nara survived their trip into the Umbral Depths. They retrieved the Talon, and are now searching for the First Spellship, the key to victory in their war against the Krox. Their search leads them to Virkonna, the home of the Last Dragonflight, a world where Dragons still rule. The world where Aran was born. Aran's past finally catches up with him, and he is forced to answer for killing Khalahk. The Wyrms demand he undergo a March of Honor, a brutal death march that few survive. Nara must not only accept Aran's fate, but use it as a distraction to locate the First Spellship. Voria must forge an alliance with the ancient and very arrogant Wyrms of the Last Dragonflight, before the Krox do it first. If even one of them fail, Krox will rise and the sector is doomed. Even success will carry a heavy price...

No Mere Zombie

release date: Apr 24, 2015
No Mere Zombie
The sun has wiped out nearly all technology in the largest coronal mass ejection in history. In its wake comes the zombie apocalypse. The dead have risen, and they are hungry. Yet there are greater threats than the walking dead. The deathless have returned, slumbering in the same Arks that carried the werewolves into the present. If they are not stopped they will build a massive necropolis in the remains of San Francisco, and the entire continent will pay the price. Only the few werewolves created before the apocalypse stand between humanity and annihilation. Yet they are outnumbered and alone. Their only hope comes from the very enemy that sought to stop their creation, Mohn Corp. The Deathless Saga Book 0: The First Ark Book 1: No Such Thing As Werewolves Book 2: No Mere Zombie Book 3: Vampires Don't Sparkle (October 2015)

The First Ark

release date: Dec 24, 2014
The First Ark
"There is a voice in my head, slithering through my mind like a serpent. It whispers dark things. Tells me to feed." -Osiris, Egyptian Lord of the Underworld. Were the Egyptian gods fanciful imaginings of primitive people, or something more? Some believe that they once walked the earth as mortals, that they warred and loved just as any of their worshippers. This is their story, the tale of how Isis gained the power of shaping. How mighty Osiris died and lived again. How they discovered the fabled First Ark, a structure older than man. It is the tale of us all, the story that shaped our race from cave dwellers into the people we are today. Are these fanciful tales? Or long lost truth wrapped in myth? Only time knows. "It's like Clan of the Cave Bear ran right into The Walking Dead." - The author's totally biased friend. The Deathless Saga Book 0: The First Ark Book 1: No Such Thing As Werewolves Book 2: No Mere Zombie Book 3: Vampires Don't Sparkle (October 2015)

No Such Thing As Werewolves

release date: Oct 25, 2014
No Such Thing As Werewolves
WARNING: May Contain Werewolves. A pyramid predating all known cultures appears without warning. Its discovery throws into question everything we know about the origins of mankind. Inside lies incredible technology, proof of a culture far more advanced than our own. Something dark lurks within, eager to resume a war as old as mankind. When it is unleashed it heralds the end of our species’ reign. A plague of werewolves spreads across the world. A sunspot larger than anything in recorded history begins to grow. Yet both pale in comparison to the true threat, the evil the werewolves were created to fight. "It's like Indiana Jones went through the Stargate and ended up in Aliens versus Predator." - One of the author's totally biased friends. The Deathless Saga Book 0: The First Ark Book 1: No Such Thing As Werewolves Book 2: No Mere Zombie (April 2015) Book 3: Vampires Don't Sparkle (October 2015)

Justice Reinvestment

release date: Jun 03, 2013
Justice Reinvestment
Rising prison numbers on both sides of the Atlantic are cause for concern. Justice Reinvestment is a major movement in criminal justice reform in the US that is also attracting lots of interest in the UK. Justice Reinvestment is an approach to addressing the penal crisis that uses the best available evidence to re-direct resources to more effective rehabilitation of offenders and better ‘prehabilitation’. It takes a more holistic view of criminal justice and is particularly concerned to address the community dimensions of offending and re-offending. The authors highlight competing models of Justice Reinvestment and argue for a more radical version in which criminal justice reform is seen as part of a wider social justice reform programme. This is the first substantial publication on Justice Reinvestment and shows that ‘Justice Reinvestment’ has huge potential to re-shape the criminal justice system. It will be essential reading for undergraduate and post-graduate students with an interest in criminal justice reform. Practitioners and policy-makers working in the criminal justice system in the US and the UK will also value the fresh perspective it brings to criminal justice reform and its breadth of coverage including insights into the penal crisis, different models of Justice Reinvestment, the use of criminal justice data and research evidence in re-designing criminal justice services and new approaches to commissioning.

Bridging the Culture Gap

release date: Jul 03, 2008
Bridging the Culture Gap
As globalization continues to gather momentum, the contact between business people from other countries is becoming more and more frequent. The more national boundaries a company crosses, the greater the scope for misunderstanding and conflict. To succeed internationally, it is essential to be able to break the barriers of culture, language and set patterns of thinking. The second edition of Bridging the Culture Gap, written by two of Canning's most experienced trainers, is a distillation of many years' work and is based on the real-life business situations of their international clients. You'll find out how to interpret the party line, communicate with style, get your message across, be sensitive to other cultures, and ultimately, win the deal. This fully updated new edition also includes a new chapter on making yourself understood in English. Packed with fascinating cases, cultural awareness scales, communication style tests and practical tips, this lively guide will help anyone - of any nationality - to become a better communicator. Whether you're planning to give a presentation to a cross-cultural group or about to negotiate with an overseas client, Bridging the Culture Gap will ensure that your cultural awareness antennae are well tuned.

Foundations of Intensional Semantics

release date: Apr 15, 2008
Foundations of Intensional Semantics
This book provides a systematic study of three foundational issues in the semantics of natural language that have been relatively neglected in the past few decades. focuses on the formal characterization of intensions, the nature of an adequate type system for natural language semantics, and the formal power of the semantic representation language proposes a theory that offers a promising framework for developing a computational semantic system sufficiently expressive to capture the properties of natural language meaning while remaining computationally tractable written by two leading researchers and of interest to students and researchers in formal semantics, computational linguistics, logic, artificial intelligence, and the philosophy of language

Crime and Economics

release date: Oct 05, 2011
Crime and Economics
Crime and Economics provides the first comprehensive and accessible text to address the economics of crime within the study of crime and criminology. The economics of crime is an area of growing activity and concern, increasingly influential both to the study of crime and criminal justice and to the formulation of crime reduction and criminal justice policy. As well as providing an overview of the relationship between economics and crime, this book poses key questions such as: What is the impact of the labour market and poverty on crime? Can society decrease criminal activity from a basis of economic disincentives? What forms of crime reduction and methods of reducing re-offending are most cost beneficial? Can illicit organised crime and illicit drug markets be understood better through the application of economic analysis? For those interested in economic methods, but without previous economic training, this book also provides an accessible overview of key areas such as cost-benefit analysis, econometrics and the debate around how to estimate the costs of crime. This book will be key reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of criminology and economics and those working in the criminal justice system including practitioners, managers and policy makers.

Eradication

release date: Jul 28, 2017
Eradication
The Eradication Has Begun The Eradication has finally begun, and there is little hope of victory. Mankind's fleets are devastated. Their Tigris allies have lost their homeworld, and only a few Primo survive. They need allies, but few are left to be had. Fizgig sets out to persuade the notoriously hostile Jaguara Pride to join the war. Dryker fights a running retreat, losing on every front while the Eye pushes slowly toward Earth. Their only hope is Captain Nolan, leading his squad in a quest to find the legendary Birthplace. There, if ancient Primo myths are right, they will find the vessel known as the Forge. But they are not the only ones seeking it, and if the Void Wraith get there first then all hope is gone.

Press the Line

release date: Jun 29, 2017
Press the Line
Imperalis has been lost. The Nameless Ones have returned. The Coalition refuses to fight, leaving the Ganog to wage a war they cannot win. Betrayed and cut off, Khar and Zakanna struggle to survive. Nolan and Burke bring Alpha Company to reinforce the Nyar home world, only to be overwhelmed by the mighty Void Wraith Omegas. Fizgig and Takkar are captured by the sadistic Kthul fleet leader, Azatok. Only one guttering flame of hope remains. On Nyar, Nolan finds an ancient Void Wraith Omega, weathered and damaged. If he can restore it, they might just have a weapon strong enough to fight back.

Hold the Line

release date: May 17, 2017
Hold the Line
Mankind drove back the Imperium at Ganog 7, but it was a pyrrhic victory. Their fleets are shattered, and it will take months to rebuild-- time they do not have. Nolan and T'kon are sent to the Azi home world. Their orders- trick the Azi Clan into bringing the location of the Coalition shipyards to the Empress. When the Ganog fleets come, Fizgig and the Coalition fleets will be waiting in ambush. Yet neither the Coalition, nor the Empress are aware of the true threat. The Nameless Ones have returned, and their seekers are everywhere. They will stop at nothing to unseat the Empress, and seize control of the Imperium for their dark masters. Only the Tigris Khar, trapped on Imperalis, can save her. Caught in a web of duty and honor, the warrior must choose. If he saves his enemy, he damns himself, but if he refuses to help, then the entire galaxy will burn.

Void Wraith

release date: Jul 28, 2017
Void Wraith
"Captain Nolan destroyed the Void Wraith factory and the fleet guarding it, but every victory comes with a price. The destruction of the Helios Gate in the Ghantan system stranded Nolan and his crew months from the closest Gate. Dryker and Khar have been imprisoned by the Primo, forced to remain idle."--Amazon.com.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

release date: Jan 01, 2004
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
With more examples than any other dictionary, the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English brings language to life and shows students how language is really used. All the word combinations students need, and the most detailed spoken and written frequency information currently available, the new Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English answers an extraordinary number of students' questions about natural English usage.'

Vampires Don't Sparkle

release date: Oct 12, 2015
Vampires Don't Sparkle
The world is without power. The dead rule. Yet only now does the true struggle begin. Osiris, Ra and Isis each jockey for position, fighting a war as old as mankind. Steve and Irakesh escape the Ark of the Redwood, but Trevor and Jordan are dispatched to bring them to justice. Blair and Liz attempt to build a new civilization from the ashes, but quickly realize they face larger problems. For the true enemy of the ancient world has Risen, the vicious god Set. With him comes an army more powerful than the world has ever seen.

Behind the Lines

release date: May 03, 2017
Behind the Lines
A brand new adventure in the Void Wraith universe Mechs, kaiju, epic space battles, and galactic archeology... The Void Wraith ravaged our galaxy, nearly eradicating both humanity and our enemies, the Tigris. Captain Nolan vowed it would never happen again, that he would find the Void Wraith's dark masters. Nolan leads a company of mechs into uncharted space, where a new foe lies in wait. The Coalition's fleet is destroyed, and Nolan's squad is stranded behind enemy lines. Between them and escape stand three Planetstriders, thousand meter monstrosities capable of destroying an orbiting capital ship. In order to survive, they must disable these titanic war machines, an impossible task made even more difficult by the discovery of a terrible secret - one that must reach fleet command, no matter the cost.

Tech Mage

release date: Sep 16, 2017
Tech Mage
Enslaved and Forced to Fight Dragons Aran awakens in chains with no memory. He's conscripted into the Confederate Marines as a Tech Mage, given a spellrifle, then hurled into the war with the draconic Krox and their Void Wyrm masters. Desperate to escape, Aran struggles to master his abilities, while surviving the Krox onslaught. Fighting alongside him are a Major who will do anything to win, a Captain who will stop at nothing to see him dead, and a woman whose past is as blank as his own. Caught between survival and loyalty Aran must choose. If he flees he will live, but the Krox will burn the galaxy. Stopping them requires a price Aran may be unable to pay: Learning to trust the very people who enslaved him.

Destroyer

release date: Mar 18, 2016
Destroyer
Mankind's outer colonies are disappearing. Without warning. Without a trace. Fleet command chalks the attacks up to pirates, but Captain Dryker of the UFC Johnston isn't buying it. Defying command, he leads his misfit crew into hostile territory in search of answers. They encounter the mythical Void Wraith, an unstoppable legend whispered by the first race. After 26,000 years the Void Wraith have returned to begin the next Eradication. Their technology is superior, their motives unclear. Humanity cannot stop them. Not without help. Captain Dryker's only hope is to forge an alliance with mankind's greatest enemy, the savage Tigris. One maverick captain, an unlikely crew, and an aging vessel are all that stand between humanity and the Eradication. "It's like Battlestar Galactica and Mass Effect had a baby, and that baby was raised by Starcraft. I read this book in one sitting, and immediately looked for the next."- The author's totally biased friend.

Wizard's Brew

release date: Jan 01, 1998

Hero Born

release date: Dec 04, 2015
Hero Born
I write software at a San Francisco startup. I have my dream job, but I also have a secret. We are not alone. The last time I was taken I was fourteen. Three weeks ago I celebrated my twenty-first birthday, and I know that the grey men will soon come again. I devoted my life to technology so I'd be ready when they returned. Others have prepared too, and I will find them. Together we will harness the abilities they have given us. We are Project Solaris. It's time to fight back. "It's Heroes meets X-Files. Holy crap you need to read this." - One of the author's totally biased friends.

Write to Market

release date: Feb 06, 2016
Write to Market
Many authors write, then market. Successful authors write TO market Have you written a book that just isn't selling? Would you like to write a book that readers eagerly devour? Many authors write, then market. Successful authors write TO market. They start by figuring out how to give readers what they want, and that process begins before writing word one of your novel. This book will teach you to analyze your favorite genre to discover what readers are buying, to mine reviews for reader expectations, and to nail the tropes your readers subconsciously crave. Don't leave the success of your novel up to chance. Deliver the kind of book that will have your fans hounding you for the next one.

The Ark War

release date: Jul 18, 2020
The Ark War
The Ark War Has Begun War on a scale not seen in this sun-cycle has begun. Nox and his demonic army were thwarted at the Proto Ark, but not before forging the tool that will hasten the destruction of the world. The grey men have a Primary Access Key, and are ready to bring their masters home. The Builders are coming. Millions of deathless surround Jordan in the broken Ark of the Mother. The only thing standing between Lima and destruction is the last god anyone wants to trust...Irakesh. Jordan follows Sobek to Australia in search of allies, but what lurks there predates humanity. Blair and Trevor spearhead a desperate gambit to alter time and save the Mother from her death at the First Ark. To do that they need powerful allies. The time has come to wake Jes'Ka, so that she can train Liz in the ways of the Ka-Ken. If Blair and Trevor succeed, then ensuring Set doesn't return to the present falls upon them. But there is a spy in their midst. The Builders are far, far closer than anyone suspects.

L.U.C.I in The Sky

release date: Sep 30, 2012
L.U.C.I in The Sky
Maria Haymeyer has an I. Q. of 250, once posed for a Playboy 'Girls of Mensa' feature, and has invented a radical new design for a warplane computer game she calls 'L. U. C. I.' -- short for Light Ultra Chip Intelligence. But someone has stolen her idea, and converted it to bid for a multi-million Joint Strike Fighter contract with the Pentagon. An unwilling but crucial ally in Maria's search to recover L. U. C. I. is a man called Terry Weston, who, up until now, has pursued an ultra-secret career as a corporate spy. But he is not aware of a critical fact - that L. U. C. I. is a warplane with a built-in Doomsday mechanism.

Launch to Market

release date: Jul 04, 2017
Launch to Market
Have you written a book that just isn't selling? Would you like the launch of your next one to be different? Launch to Market provides a simple system to plan, track, and execute your book launch. It covers the basics of marketing in an easy to understand way, complete with exercises that will prepare you for your best launch ever. You'll see real sales numbers from an author who just did exactly what you're trying to do, with take aways that will show you exactly how I did it. Don't leave the success of your novel up to chance. Launch your book to market. "I bought it for the rocket alone. I mean, look at that thing." -- the Author's Totally Biased Friend.

Krox Rises: The Magitech Chronicles

release date: Dec 22, 2018
Krox Rises: The Magitech Chronicles
The Godswar Has Come Again Nebiat has seized godhood, and now controls Krox, the most powerful elder god in the sector. Both Ternus and Shaya know she is coming, but their preparations cannot save them. She launches a strike at Ternus that cripples their home world, and shatters their fleets. Voria desperately struggles to find a way to raise Shaya, or to rise as a goddess herself. She will do anything to oppose Nebiat, but fears it will not be enough. Aran must confront the awful truth about the Skull of Xal, and make a deal with demons in order to gain the strength they so desperately need to overcome Krox. And Nara must face the most awful choice of all. Will she murder the woman she most respects, or let the sector burn? Possibilities narrow. Krox Rises. Shaya will fall.

Workout Log Book

release date: Mar 18, 2021
Workout Log Book
* What are your training goals and when do you want to achieve them? Writing down your goals is proven to make you more likely to achieve them. Set yourself up to 6 fitness goals and target dates with The Workout Log to give you the best possible start on your fitness journey. * Unlike other gym diaries, all Workout Logs come as A5 size, and are 6 x 9 inches as standard. This means you have plenty of room to track every part of your workout in clear detail and record any extra notes. The extra large size means that there is no more need for tiny handwriting to track your training. * Recording your bodyweight, body measurements, and personal bests, you can look back and be proud of how much youÕve already achieved. This is a great way to boost your motivation and ensures that you are making the right kind of changes to keep optimising your training and nutrition. Workout Log Book by Chris Fox
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