Crimson Death

Crimson Death
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2016-10-11
ISBN: 1101987758
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crimson Death Book Excerpt:

In her twenty-fifth adventure, vampire hunter and necromancer Anita Blake learns that evil is in the eye of the beholder... Anita has never seen Damian, her vampire servant, in such a state. The rising sun doesn’t usher in the peaceful death that he desperately needs. Instead, he’s being bombarded with violent nightmares and blood sweats. And now, with Damian at his most vulnerable, Anita needs him the most. The vampire who created him, who subjected him to centuries of torture, might be losing control, allowing rogue vampires to run wild and break one of their kind’s few strict taboos. Some say love is a great motivator, but hatred gets the job done, too. And when Anita joins forces with her friend Edward to stop the carnage, Damian will be at their side, even if it means traveling back to the land where all his nightmares spring from...a place that couldn’t be less welcoming to a vampire, an assassin, and a necromancer: Ireland.

Crimson Death

Crimson Death
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2017-06-20
ISBN: 110198774X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crimson Death Book Excerpt:

Anita's vampire servant, Damian, is being bombarded with violent nightmares and blood sweats. He's at his most vulnerable just when Anita needs him the most. The vampire who created him -- who subjected him to centuries of torture -- might be losing control, allowing rogue vampires to run wild and break one of their kind's few strict taboos. When Anita joins forces with her friend Edward to stop the carnage, Damian will be at their side, even if it means traveling back to the land where all his nightmares spring from ... a place that couldn't be less welcoming to a vampire, an assassin, and a necromancer: Ireland.

Arab Historians of the Crusades

Arab Historians of the Crusades
Author: Francesco Gabrieli
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 362
Release: 1969
ISBN: 9780520036161
Category: HISTORY
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arab Historians of the Crusades Book Excerpt:

"The recapture of Jerusalem, the siege of Acre, the fall of Tripoli, the effect in Baghdad of events in Syria; these and other happenings were faithfully recorded by Arab historians during the two centuries of the Crusades. For the first time contemporary accounts of the fighting between Muslim and Christian have been translated into English, and the Western reader can learn ʻthe other side' of the Holy War. Seventeen authors are represented in the extracts in this work, which have been drawn from various types of historical writings. The excerpts are taken firstly from the general histories of the Muslim world, then from chronicles of cities, regions and their dynasties, and finally from biographies or records of the deeds of certain persons. The Arab histories of the Crusades compare favourably with their Christian counterparts in their rich accumulation of material and chronological information. Another of their merits is their faithful characterization, which they practised in the brief but illuminating sketches of enemy leaders: Baldwin II's shrewdness, Richard Coeur de Lion's prowess in war, the indomitable energy of Conrad of Montferrat, Frederick II's diplomacy. The chroniclers are generous, naturally, with their praises of the great champions of the Muslim resistance, especially of Saladin, who towers above all the other leaders in heroic stature. Altogether, this book gives a sweeping and stimulating view of the Crusades seen through Arab eyes."--Dust jacket.

The Scorned and the Slayer

The Scorned and the Slayer
Author: Michael Phillips
Publsiher: Michael Sullivan Phillips
Total Pages: 734
Release: 2020-10-29
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Scorned and the Slayer Book Excerpt:

In the tropical continent of Gutom exists dense jungles and bustling cities. To the north lies the nations established by the human and dwarven refugees of Umin. To the south lies the native nations of Gutom. For decades they have existed in a fragile state of peace, with each nation waiting to pounce should their neighbors make one false move. Though they remain divided by their beliefs, they have often been forced to unite in order to survive the wrath of their ancient enemy, the Yansorken. The Yansorken leaders, the dread triumvirate have long sought to master their powers over life and death. Their will to rule over the living and the dead alike has led to many wars with the people of Gutom, but never have they claimed total victory over their foes. Now the Yansorken seek to forge dark alliances in the hopes of succeeding where they had previously failed. The Shadow Sentinels, a band of outlaws, addicts, and misfits have come together under the guidance of a witch, who seeks to preempt the Yansorken's invasion. Will the Shadow Sentinels and the people of Gutom be able to put aside their differences to fend off this new invasion and if so, will their combined might be enough.... Find out in this riveting tale of swords and sorcery.

Destiny s Warriors the Beginning

Destiny s Warriors the Beginning
Author: R. Putnam
Publsiher: Destiny's Warriors
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2011-01-24
ISBN: 1453694528
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Destiny s Warriors the Beginning Book Excerpt:

Destiny's Warriors The Beginning by R.M. Putnam and M.W. Valadez is an epic fantasy tale submersing its readers in a world of might, magic, mystery and myth. Passions run high in this grand literary opus. In Destiny's Warriors The Beginning, the reader is privy to a world where Gods demand bloody human sacrifices and mortal man is forced to appease the powers that rule over them. It is a world where lovers fall victim to their lust and mighty heroes face unspeakable terrors created by their own hearts. All of this is set against the backdrop of an ancient prophesy foretelling of great and terrifying events that will change the world of Gods and Men forever. A tale of betrayal, murderous plots, rivalry and forbidden love as guided by the hand of Destiny. What results is an exhilarating journey into the dark Underworld whereupon the heroes face the Lord of Evil and his henchmen. This tale inspires its readers to empathize with the characters while they try to survive in an ancient, harsh world of magic, horrific monsters and the brutality of war.

Unholy

Unholy
Author: Richard Lee Byers
Publsiher: Wizards of the Coast
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2010-01-26
ISBN: 0786955910
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unholy Book Excerpt:

Join heroes fighting the undead hordes! A powerful undead sorcerer reigns in Thay over a frightened people and hordes of undead. The mageocracy in exile, masters of no more than their beaten army, watch from distant shores as the new King of Thay prepares a great magical ritual--a ritual they cannot allow him to bring to completion. The conclusion of The Haunted Lands series, the events in Unholy will have tremendous impact on the Forgotten Realms(R) world. From the Paperback edition.

Destiny s Warriors The Last Sacrifice

Destiny s Warriors  The Last Sacrifice
Author: R M Putnam
Publsiher: Destiny's Warriors
Total Pages: 700
Release: 2010-01
ISBN: 1432750062
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Destiny s Warriors The Last Sacrifice Book Excerpt:

Will evil magic, revenge and murder result in the Last Sacrifice or will the Dreaded Lord of Blood fulfill the prophecy? Readers of The Last Sacrifice will be spellbound by the continuing story of Lord Gwydion's offspring: his sons Cormac, Swayzie and Beltene as they encounter Donait, the daughter of Rosilda and the picture of innocence, at least on the surface. Donait is sent by Rosilda to avenge Ragnarok and Sorcha by taking Gwydion down and overthrowing the throne. Donait, armed with a love potion that she uses liberally, affects the lives of everyone she touches, and the consequences that spiral from her meddling are dire. But they are all part of Destiny's plan... Going against her orders, Donait falls in love with Owain, who believes her to be a good soul and counters his own family, killing two to defend her. Having seduced several family members, Donait gives birth to a baby girl, Megan. Megan grows into a beauty with a warrior's heart and dreams of joining the Fianna. When she comes of age and is denied membership, all hell breaks loose...Cormac tries to protect her, but cannot do so at all times. When Megan meets what she feels might be her life mate, it's not at all a smooth transition and battles of blood and bone ensue. Great, deep love and bliss grow here with The Last Sacrifice, as do the hatred and venom of souls lost and betrayed. The way they entangle and intertwine throughout the novel is fascinating, and karmic lessons abound. The men and women in this sequel to Destiny's Warriors are beautiful and enchanting, and, utterly horrifying as the Lord of Blood, hunts down men, women and children, for the slaughter to feed his cannibalistic society. This epic tale of retribution, battles of will and affairs of the heart are to be devoured and at the same time savored as you travel from realm to realm within its pages.

Monster Manual II

Monster Manual II
Author: Ed Bonny,Jeff Grubb,Rich Redman,Skip Williams,Steve Winter
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780786928736
Category: Games & Activities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Monster Manual II Book Excerpt:

This indispensable supplement contains information on nearly 200 new monstersfor any D&D game. It provides descriptions for a vast array of new creatures, with an emphasis on higher-level creatures to provide experienced gamers withtougher foes to overcome. (Gamebooks)

The Night Wolf Inn

The Night Wolf Inn
Author: Anthony Huso
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1365409163
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Book of Cao Enlightenment through a Poke in the Eye

The Book of Cao  Enlightenment through a Poke in the Eye
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 0974653713
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Vampire of the Mists

Vampire of the Mists
Author: Christie Golden
Publsiher: Wizards of the Coast
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-12-13
ISBN: 0786961864
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vampire of the Mists Book Excerpt:

Alone in a strange world and torn by grief, a vampire accepts the hospitality of the local lord. But can the vampire trust him once he discovers the land’s dark connection to his own quest for revenge? From the Trade Paperback edition.

Operator 5

Operator  5
Author: Curtis Steele
Publsiher: Wildside Press LLC
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2005-04-01
ISBN: 1592240690
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Operator 5 Book Excerpt:

"Operator #5, America's Secret Service Ace, appeared in 48 novels in the classic pulp magazine bearing his name. From April 1934 to November 1939, Jimmy Christopher fought villains from inside the United States and invaders from without. With World War II looming on the horizon, the Operator #5 novels became a reflection of the times, showcasing American fears of technology and oppression. In Invasion of the Crimson Death Cult, Kasma, a baleful divinity from the wastes of Asia, has laid his blighting curse upon America. All who oppose him come to ghastly ends: amnesia, madness, and screaming, agonizing death-for the cult of Kasma enforces its dread dictates with a new, deadly weapon, unseen, unheard, which razed the mightiest buildings, which lay wide regions barren -- without man or bird or beast! One man, Jimmy Christopher -- known in the Secret Service as Operator #5 - understood the grim purpose behind that crafty plan. And Operator #5, hampered by a superior's short-sightedness, beset on every side by peril and treachery, takes the greatest gamble in his career to keep an army of religion-crazed zealots from delivering America into the bondage of an Asiatic Moloch! One of the bloodiest pulp magazines ever produced, Operator #5 has a well-deserved reputation for thrill-a-minute action and peril. If you like pulp fiction, you'll love Operator #5."

The Unkindest Cut

The Unkindest Cut
Author: Sumit Mullick
Publsiher: One Point Six Technology Pvt Ltd
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2012-12-01
ISBN: 9382473114
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Unkindest Cut Book Excerpt:

A deeply disturbing and graphic account of a police officer, who is hunted down for a crime that he did not think he was capable of. But his colleagues in uniform and a prejudiced society, relying on traditional stereotypes, thought he was. It is an alleged crime of gender, and a gender war ensues, with every actor, semi-actor, self professed stake holder and vigilante joining battle. Deep biological and evolutionary schisms and the primordial,unresolved, tension between the sexes get exposed; exposed for what they are ? evolution's unkindest cut.

The Second Messiah

The Second Messiah
Author: Glenn Meade
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 554
Release: 2012-06-26
ISBN: 1451672837
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Second Messiah Book Excerpt:

After a controversial American priest is elected pope, archaeologist Jack Cane and an Israeli agent must find a mysterious Dead Sea Scroll which references two messiahs, a prophecy which is causing a political and religious crisis and placing their livesin danger.

Songs by the Wayside

Songs by the Wayside
Author: Orlando Rollin Bellamy
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 349
Release: 1891
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Songs by the Wayside Book Excerpt:

The tower of the hawk by the author of Chillon

The tower of the hawk  by the author of  Chillon
Author: Jane Louisa Willyams
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1871
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Iliad of Homer

The Iliad of Homer
Author: Homer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 555
Release: 1865
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Iliad of Homer Book Excerpt:

Homer s Allusive Art

Homer s Allusive Art
Author: Bruno Currie
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2016-09-29
ISBN: 0191081493
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Homer s Allusive Art Book Excerpt:

What kind of allusion is possible in a poetry derived from a centuries-long oral tradition, and what kind of oral-derived poetry are the Homeric epics? Comparison of Homeric epic with South Slavic heroic song has suggested certain types of answers to these questions, yet the South Slavic paradigm is neither straightforward in itself nor necessarily the only pertinent paradigm: Augustan Latin poetry uses many sophisticated and highly self-conscious techniques of allusion which can, this book contends, be suggestively paralleled in Homeric epic, and some of the same techniques of allusion can be found in Near Eastern poetry of the third and second millennia BC. By attending to these various paradigms, this challenging study argues for a new understanding of Homeric allusion and its place in literary history, broaching the question of whether there can have been historical continuity in a poetics of allusion stretching from the Mesopotamian epic of Gilgamesh, via the Iliad and Odyssey, to the Aeneid and Metamorphoses, despite the enormous disparities of time and place and of language and culture, including those represented by the cuneiform tablet, the papyrus roll, and by an oral performance culture. The fundamental methodological problems are explored through a series of interlocking case studies, treating of how the Odyssey conceivably alludes to the Iliad and also to earlier poetry on Odysseus' homecoming, the Iliad to earlier poetry on the Ethiopian hero Memnon, the Homeric Hymn to Demeter to earlier poetry on Hades' abduction of Persephone, and early Greek epic to Mesopotamian mythological poetry, pre-eminently the Babylonian epic of Gilgamesh.

The Last of the Abencerrages Or The Fall of Granada

The Last of the Abencerrages  Or  The Fall of Granada
Author: Thomas Roscoe
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 279
Release: 1850
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Albanians

The Albanians
Author: George John Bennett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 230
Release: 1831
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Albania
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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