Eaters of the Dead

Eaters of the Dead
Author: Michael Crichton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 196
Release: 1988
ISBN: 9780345354617
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eaters of the Dead Book Excerpt:

An ambassador of the tenth-century Caliph of Bagdad is carried off by the Norsemen to endure, for three years, the harshness of their way of life and the creatures that terrorize them

Eaters of the Dead

Eaters of the Dead
Author: Michael Crichton
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2018-05-01
ISBN: 0525436383
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eaters of the Dead Book Excerpt:

It is 922 A.D. The refined Arab courtier Ibn Fadlan is accompanying a party of Viking warriors back to the north. Fadlan belatedly discovers that his job is to combat the terrors in the night that come to slaughter the Vikings--but just how he will do it, Fadlan has no idea....

Necronomicon

Necronomicon
Author: Donald Tyson
Publsiher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-04-08
ISBN: 0738717592
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Necronomicon Book Excerpt:

Anyone familiar with H. P. Lovecraft's work knows of the Necronomicon, the black magic grimoire he invented as a literary prop in his classic horror stories. There have been several attempts at creating this text, yet none stand up to Lovecraft's own descriptions of the Necronomicon...until now. Fans of Lovecraftian magic and occult fiction will delight in Donald Tyson's Necronomicon, based purely within Lovecraft's own fictional universe, the Cthulhu Mythos. This grimoire traces the wanderings of Abdul Alhazred, a necromancer of Yemen, on his search for arcane wisdom and magic. Alhazred's magical adventures lead him to the Arabian desert, the lost city of Irem, ruins of Babylon, lands of the Old Ones, and Damascus, where he encounters a variety of strange creatures and accrues necromantic secrets.

Eaters of the Dead

Eaters of the Dead
Author: Kevin J. Wetmore
Publsiher: Reaktion Books
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2021-12
ISBN: 1789144442
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eaters of the Dead Book Excerpt:

Spanning myth, history, and contemporary culture, a terrifying and illuminating excavation of the meaning of cannibalism. Every culture has monsters that eat us, and every culture repels in horror when we eat ourselves. From Grendel to medieval Scottish cannibal Sawney Bean, and from the Ghuls of ancient Persia to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, tales of being consumed are both universal and universally terrifying. In this book, Kevin J. Wetmore Jr. explores the full range of monsters that eat the dead: ghouls, cannibals, wendigos, and other beings that feast on human flesh. Moving from myth through history to contemporary popular culture, Wetmore considers everything from ancient Greek myths of feeding humans to the gods, through sky burial in Tibet and Zoroastrianism, to actual cases of cannibalism in modern societies. By examining these seemingly inhuman acts, Eaters of the Dead reveals that those who consume corpses can teach us a great deal about human nature—and our deepest human fears.

Chants to Persephone

Chants to Persephone
Author: Jennifer Macaire
Publsiher: Accent Press Ltd
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2018-11-01
ISBN: 1786154609
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chants to Persephone Book Excerpt:

In the fifth book in the Time For Alexander series, the Oracle of Amon tells Alexander he must go to the Land of Ice and Snow, so they leave their home in Alexandria and head north, to Gaul. But the Thief of Souls not only captured Alexander’s soul. He also wants Paul, and the druids have raised an army to capture him. In the heart of winter, in ancient Gaul, a terrible sacrifice is made to Persephone, goddess of the Underworld – and Ashley finds herself taking part in a deadly ceremony.

The Gates of Dawn

The Gates of Dawn
Author: Robert Newcomb
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2010-12-15
ISBN: 1407094092
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gates of Dawn Book Excerpt:

'The wind howled, and the lightening cascaded across the sky in unimaginable streaks, a portent of what was to come . . . the firstborn son of the Chosen One lives, and now he is ours.' For three hundred years, Eutracia was a kingdom at peace. Then a horror from the past, long thought vanquished, returned to wreak dreadful revenge. The war against the Sorceresses of the Coven was won, but victory came at a terrible cost: the king and queen dead, the wizards' council decimated, and the land - ravaged by fear, scarred by battle - lawless. And Prince Tristan, forced by the Coven to turn his hand against his own and kill his father, is now a wanted man with a price on his head. In underground labyrinths that once bustled with life, the fugitive prince, together with his twin sister and her infant daughter, the wizard Wigg, sole surviving council member, and the crippled wizard Faegan, returned from exile in the forests of Shadowood, take refuge. To them falls the daunting task of rebuilding Eutracia, but it soon becomes apparent that evil has not yet had its fill of this ravaged land. An army of apprentice wizards, dispatched to hunt down the last remaining servants of the Coven, has fallen victim to foul beings that can only have been created out of hate. And, inexplicably, the sacred source of all magic begins to fail. Without its sustaining force the wizards will perish, and with them magic itself. With time and their powers fast dwindling, Wigg and Faegan must discover who - or what - has succeeded the Sorceresses, and now seeks to destroy Eutracia. As the awful truth is revealed, it is Tristan who must face this new enemy, an evil that transcends life itself, and fight the ultimate battle - for his life, his land and his destiny... Continuing the monumental adventure that began with The Fifth Sorceress, here is confirmation that, in Robert Newcomb, epic fantasy has found an exhilarating new voice.

History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century

History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century
Author: Jean Henri Merle d'Aubigné
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 424
Release: 1853
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Reformation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Horrible Harry Goes Cuckoo

Horrible Harry Goes Cuckoo
Author: Suzy Kline
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2010-06-10
ISBN: 1101434732
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Horrible Harry Goes Cuckoo Book Excerpt:

It’s a horrible day for Harry: a classmate is calling him names; his library book is overdue; he’s last in line for a turn to be the Room 3B VIP. Worst of all, it’s cold and icy outside again, which means no outdoor recess. It’s all too much for Harry—he starts to go cuckoo! Fortunately, there is a solution to Harry’s problems . . . but it comes from a very unexpected source.

Old English Newsletter

Old English Newsletter
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 546
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: English language
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Medieval Hero on Screen

The Medieval Hero on Screen
Author: Martha W. Driver,Sid Ray
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2004-07-01
ISBN: 0786419261
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Medieval Hero on Screen Book Excerpt:

Few figures have captured Hollywood's and the public's imagination as completely as have medieval heroes. Cast as chivalric knight, warrior princess, "alpha male in tights," or an amalgamation, and as likely to appear in Hong Kong action flicks and spaghetti westerns as films set in the Middle Ages, the medieval hero on film serves many purposes. This collection of essays about the medieval hero on screen, contributed by scholars from a variety of disciplines, draws upon a wide range of movies and medieval texts. The essays are grouped into five sections, each with an introduction by the editors: an exploration of historic authenticity; heroic children and the lessons they convey to young viewers; medieval female heroes; the place of the hero's weapon in pop culture; and teaching the medieval movie in the classroom. Thirty-two film stills illustrate the work, and each essay includes notes, a filmography, and a bibliography. There is a foreword by Jonathan Rosenbaum, and an index is included. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

The Harry Potter Companion

The Harry Potter Companion
Author: Acascias Riphouse
Publsiher: Virtualbookworm Publishing
Total Pages: 548
Release: 2004-07
ISBN: 9781589395824
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Harry Potter Companion Book Excerpt:

Explores the true history, folklore, and mythology behind the magical practices, creatures and personalities that appear in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter books.

Living Among Meat Eaters

Living Among Meat Eaters
Author: Carol J. Adams
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2022-11-03
ISBN: 1350290319
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Among Meat Eaters Book Excerpt:

Is there a blocked vegetarian in your life? In this second edition of her bold and original book, Carol J. Adams offers real-life advice that vegetarians and vegans can use to defuse any situation where their food choices come under attack. She suggests viewing meat eaters as blocked, and their responses to vegans and vegetarians as signs of what keeps them from changing. The book provides strategies for conversations, insights into hostile behavior, and tips for dining out and entertaining at home among meat eaters, who Adams points out are perfectly happy eating vegan food as long as they don't know that is what they are doing. This edition features a new preface, a new chapter addressing living among meat eaters online, many new recipes, and revisions throughout to reflect the changes in society since the book was first published in 2001, making this much-loved guide more relevant than ever. As well as being a source of support and information, Living Among Meat Eaters contains more than 50 of Carol's favorite recipes.

Eaters

Eaters
Author: Michelle DePaepe
Publsiher: Permuted Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012-06-15
ISBN: 1618680331
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eaters Book Excerpt:

Cheryl and her fiancé Mark, a soldier recently returned from Afghanistan, are on their way back to Denver after a reunion camping trip in the mountains when they receive word an epidemic is spreading like wildfire. But this is no ordinary virus. Those infected, dubbed “Eaters,” are reanimated corpses whose lust for rotten food quickly turns to an insatiable desire for human flesh. When Mark becomes infected, Cheryl is forced to venture into this insane new world on her own. Hoping to find her family still living, she strikes out on a blood-soaked journey that forges her will to survive. “Stephen King fans will love this one.” --Lauralynn Elliot, author of HAUNTED LAKE “The nasty, squirm-inducing zombies we’ve been waiting for have finally arrived.” —Eloise J. Knapp, author of THE UNDEAD SITUATION “A great, fast-paced story that will terrify you” —S.A. Gambino, author of LILITH'S REVENGE

The Sheep Eaters

The Sheep Eaters
Author: William Alonzo Allen
Publsiher: Good Press
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2019-12-17
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sheep Eaters Book Excerpt:

"The Sheep Eaters" by William Alonzo Allen. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton
Author: Elizabeth Ann Trembley
Publsiher: Greenwood
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Detective and mystery stories, American
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Michael Crichton Book Excerpt:

It will help Chrichton's readers learn more about how significant events in his life affected the development of his fiction and literary style and how the heritage of popular fiction, including mystery, gothic, adventure, and science fiction, influenced his writing. This study provides close textual analysis of each novel, by focusing on plot, character development, theme, and critical interpretation.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Zombies

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Zombies
Author: Matt Mogk
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-09-13
ISBN: 1451641583
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Zombies Book Excerpt:

The most comprehensive zombie handbook ever published—with a foreword by Max Brooks! In one indispensable volume, Matt Mogk busts popular myths and answers all your raging questions about the living dead.* Q. How can I increase my chances of survival? A. One simple step is to keep away from other people. Without people there can be no zombies. Q. What is the connection between the Voodoo zombie and the flesh-eating zombie of popular culture? A. Other than a shared name, absolutely nothing. Q. Will zombies actually eat me, or will they just bite and chew? A. Research suggests the neuromuscular activity required for swallowing may be too complex for a zombie. Q. Will we see any warning signs before the dead rise? A. Unfortunately, entire populations could be infected with the zombie sickness before anyone even knows there’s a problem. Q. How come Zombie Awareness Month is in May and not October? A. Unlike witches and vampires, zombies are not otherworldly creatures. They are made of flesh and blood. Don’t forget to wear your gray ribbon. * Many more questions about zombies—including why not all of them are undead—are answered inside the book.

The Image of the Outsider in Literature Media and Society

The Image of the Outsider in Literature  Media  and Society
Author: Will Wright,Steven Kaplan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literature and society
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Image of the Outsider in Literature Media and Society Book Excerpt:

Death Eaters

Death Eaters
Author: Kelly Milner Halls
Publsiher: Millbrook Press
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2020-08-01
ISBN: 1728412579
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death Eaters Book Excerpt:

Audisee® eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and sentence highlighting to engage reluctant readers! What happens to the bodies of animals and humans after death? Nature's army of death eaters steps in to take care of clean up. Without these masters of decomposition, our planet would be covered in rotting bodies. This high-interest science text dives into the science behind how bodies decompose.

The Poison Eaters

The Poison Eaters
Author: Gail Jarrow
Publsiher: Boyds Mills Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020-05-19
ISBN: 1684378958
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Poison Eaters Book Excerpt:

Formaldehyde, borax, salicylic acid. Today, these chemicals are used in embalming fluids, cleaning supplies, and acne medications. But in 1900, they were routinely added to food that Americans ate from cans and jars. In 1900, products often weren't safe because unregulated, unethical companies added these and other chemicals to trick consumers into buying spoiled food or harmful medicines. Chemist Harvey Washington Wiley recognized these dangers and began a relentless thirty-year campaign to ensure that consumers could purchase safe food and drugs, eventually leading to the creation of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, a US governmental organization that now has a key role in addressing the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic gripping the world today. Acclaimed nonfiction and Sibert Honor winning author Gail Jarrow uncovers this intriguing history in her trademark style that makes the past enthrallingly relevant for today's young readers. Six starred reviews -- ★Booklist ★BCCB ★Kirkus Reviews ★Publishers Weekly ★School Library Connection ★Shelf Awareness An ALSC Notable Children's Book * A Washington Post Best Children's Book * NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book * A BCCB Blue Ribbon * A Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book * A NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12 * A Chicago Public Library Best Children's Book ★ "Revolting and riveting in turns, Jarrow's masterfully crafted narrative will fundamentally alter how readers view their food.Though laced with toxins, this is anything but toxic." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Werewolf Players Guide

Werewolf Players Guide
Author: Bill Bridges
Publsiher: White Wolf Pub
Total Pages: 236
Release: 1994-12
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Werewolf Players Guide Book Excerpt: