New Books – Week of May 27

Skin Game: A Novel of the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher

Skin Game: A Novel of the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher

Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard, is about to have a very bad day…

Because as Winter Knight to the Queen of Air and Darkness, Harry never knows what the scheming Mab might want him to do. Usually, it’s something awful. He doesn’t know the half of it…

Mab has just traded Harry’s skills to pay off one of her debts. And now he must help a group of supernatural villains—led by one of Harry’s most dreaded and despised enemies, Nicodemus Archleone—to break into the highest-security vault in town, so that they can then access the highest-security vault in the Nevernever. It’s a smash and grab job to recover the literal Holy Grail from the vaults of the greatest treasure hoard in the supernatural world—which belongs to the one and only Hades, Lord of the freaking Underworld and generally unpleasant character. Worse, Dresden suspects that there is another game afoot that no one is talking about. And he’s dead certain that Nicodemus has no intention of allowing any of his crew to survive the experience. Especially Harry.

Dresden’s always been tricky, but he’s going to have to up his backstabbing game to survive this mess—assuming his own allies don’t end up killing him before his enemies get the chance…

Watch Dogs Collector's Edition: Prima Official Game Guide by David Hodgson

Watch Dogs Collector’s Edition: Prima Official Game Guide by David Hodgson

Hardcover Collector’s Edition Bonus Content:

  • Never-before-seen cover art designed exclusively for the guide!
  • 32-page Friends, Foes, and Factions section exclusive to the Collector’s Edition with an in-depth, behind-the-scenes exploration of the world and story behind Watch-Dogs and detailed backstory and lore for every major character.
  • 100% Completion Guide Covers every main mission, side mission, investigation, and collectible to deliver the full experience in the most anticipated new franchise of the year.
  • Dedicated Multiplayer chapter details all online contracts and maps including expert advice on hacking, tailing, races, decryption, and notoriety.
  • Highly detailed maps cover every inch of the massive open world setting, charting the most rewarding path to every secret collectible.
  • Comprehensive Training Details everything from the basics of exploring Chicago to hacking, unlocking Skills, and advanced tactical advice that will help you optimize your gameplay.
  • Free Mobile Version: Redeem your access code to unlock the full strategy guide, formatted for use from any web-enabled device. The digital guide adds enhanced features including strategy video and alternate tactics.
  • Platforms Covered: PC, Xbox 360™, Xbox One™, PlayStation®3, and PlayStation®4.

Beerology: Everything You Need to Know to Enjoy Beer...Even More by Mirella Amato

Beerology: Everything You Need to Know to Enjoy Beer…Even More by Mirella Amato

If you’ve ever experienced the pleasure of a pint, Beerology is the ultimate guide to exploring, understanding and enjoying the world of beer.

THERE IS a beer for every mood, food and occasion. And, with the growing number of beer festivals popping up worldwide, beer is finally getting the attention and appreciation it deserves. For the average beer lover, the overwhelming choices, brewing styles and traditions can be confusing to say the least. Enter beer specialist Mirella Amato – one of only seven Certified Master Cicerones (beer sommeliers) in the world. With an advanced brewing certificate behind her, readers will be in expert hands as they navigate the multifaceted world of beer, guided by Amato’s refreshingly accessible style.

Broken down into fun, easy-to-read chapters, Beerology starts with an introduction to beer and tips on storage and cellaring, then leads into a guide on tasting. Amato presents beer styles in four groups—Refreshing, Mellow, Striking, and Captivating—covering everything from the history and origins of specific brews, to brands that exemplify each type. She then gives tips on hosting beer-tasting parties at home, complete with beer games, and includes a chapter dedicated to beer cocktails (who’s in for a delicious cucumber Pils?). Her original take on pairing beer with food—including chocolate and cheese—is perfect for anyone with an inquisitive mind and an epicurean streak.

All New Book Releases – May 27, 2014

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