Description : A spin-off of the Heku Series by T.M. Nielsen. This book coincides with books 7, 8, and 9 of the Heku Series and may contain spoilers. They live among us, blending with the human society, while behind closed doors and heavily guarded compounds, they continue age old practices of the immortal. The heku are indigenous to this planet and are far older than the earliest signs of man. They are militaristic, violent, and highly secretive. They are bound by strict rules that separate them from, and protect, the mortals. After the Encala were systematically wiped out by Equites Forces following the death of a Council member, they strive to rebuild so they can again become a superpower in the heku world. While gathering in southern Canada, they come across a woman that was long ago banished by an enemy for feeding without consent. What they find astonishes them, and one of the games of the Ancients is found to still exist. This unique view of the heku species focus on the every-day heku. While The Heku Series revolves around high-ranking and powerful members of the faction’s leaders, this story shows you the heku in the covens that work and struggle to make it in the world of the immortal.
Description : Encala, Book 3 in the Heku Series, finds Emily and Chevalier settled into the palace and life as one of the ruling heads of the Equites begins. The Equites elect Damon onto the Equites Council and he immediately finds himself at odds with Emily. Her independence and head-strong personality harshly conflict with his strict nature as one of the ‘old ones’. As the Council City Cavalry struggles to keep tabs on Emily, the Encala begin their mission to gain her confidence and then jump to drastic measures to pull her into the Encala Faction. The V.E.S. emerges, and come to believe that Emily and Allen are being controlled by the vampires. They quickly intertwine themselves closely with the city outside of Council City, the home of the Equites. Emily and Allen head to New Mexico to attend the wedding of Emily’s cousin, and find themselves in the company of a strange heku. This heku befriends Emily, and comes to her defense when Chevalier finds out, and the Equites Council threatens to turn against her. Emily’s abilities strengthen, and her immense value as a weapon becomes evident to all three factions and the relationships become more tense and volatile.
Description : Chevalier has never been told no. For thousands of years he's sat on the Equites Council, ruling body of his heku faction, and for thousands of years his every order has been followed immediately and without question. One of the most important rules of the heku, is that no one is to feed from unwilling donors. Following a tip that a young mortal woman is being brutally attacked by his own kind, he seeks her out and immediately begins to experience unnatural feelings for the woman. Emily, a beautiful rancher from Montana, has spent her entire life being violently attacked by beings she assumed were vampires. It isn't until she meets Chevalier that she learns of her startling family history, a history that immediately throws her into the volatile world of the heku.
Description : Equites, Book 4 in the Heku Series, starts off with the beginnings of a war. Damon and Emily are still fighting while the Equites defends itself against attacks from both the Valle and the Encala. An accident sends Emily to the hospital, and the tension with the Valle becomes more explosive. Emily suspects the heku have a secret, and will go to any measure to find out what it is. She comes face-to-face with the darker side of the heku and quickly comes to terms with it. An agricultural coven takes her in and her views of the sinister heku begin to change. Emily’s past with Keith comes back to haunt her, and a vile attack shows the Equites how far the Valle and Encala are willing to go to gain possession of the Winchester Heirs. Sam’s loyalty comes into question as Emily finds a small niche out in the world with the mortals. Attacks on her become more dangerous, and she finds that the heku may not be as indestructible as she once thought. An ultimatum is placed that could upend the entire species.
Description : Ferus, Book 6 in the Heku Series, continues to follow the Ferus Organization, a heku alignment that is struggling to become the 4th heku faction. With the newly renewed tension between the factions growing even more violent, Emily struggles with the loss of past friendships. Chevalier and the Equites find themselves, once again, fighting to keep Emily with them, and their power brings the Valle and Encala to their knees, again wishing to renew the once strong alliance. Emily finds friendship and purpose out on the island and only another attack brings her back to the palace, but not for long. Again the V.E.S. interferes, and when the island is no longer safe, she is forced to return to the palace. Exavior crosses the line and breaks ancient rules set to keep the mortals safe from the ancients. Emily and Dustin begin a war of their own and the Equites become irritated with their constant fighting. When Dustin takes the arguing to new levels, the Equites Elders begin to lose their faith in the former Powan. Another war in Council City pits the Equites against the other factions, and Emily’s method of revenge even shocks the Equites.
Description : Emily continues her quest to seek revenge for the death of her Cavalry, much to the dismay of the Equites and Encala Faction. The Equites are in a race against time to locate the fallen Encala Elder in hopes of preventing a war, but Emily is dead set on keeping him until he's suffered for the deaths. The Encala overstep in their mission to regain Frederick, forcing Chevalier's darker side forward. As Alexis grows, she struggles to fit into the world of the heku, and strives to find a place in a world she only partially belongs to. Emily befriends a strange mortal man, a self-proclaimed Vampire Hunter, and he causes tension in the house as heku and hunter have a power-struggle over protecting Emily. A trip to the Valle turns disastrous when Emily and Kralen are caught in a battle caused by the Encala, and Kralen finds himself unable to protect her, and returns to his coven. Emily goes to extreme measures to return her friend and guard, and gives him an offer he can't refuse. Another ancient being emerges and again separates Emily from her beloved heku. The Cavalry sets out to find her and Chevalier decides to handle the Encala himself. Mysterious things begin happening to Emily, and Chevalier swears to find the source.
Description : The torpedo was the greatest single game-changer in the history of naval warfare. For the first time it allowed any small, cheap torpedo-firing vessel and by extension a small, minor navy to threaten the largest and most powerful warships afloat. The
Description : The Rough Guide to South America on a Budget is the definitive guide to making the most of this exotic region without breaking the bank. Backpackers, career-breakers, gap year travellers and those who want more bang for their buck, will find in-depth budget information for all twelve South American countries and every aspect of travel. From hotels, hostels and restaurants to special events, festivals and adrenalin-pumping outdoor activities, this guide is packed with the best budget information. You'll find "Treat Yourself" boxes that feature great places and things worth splashing out on and also a full-colour introduction with highlights for every country. There are reviews and recommendations for night-life, shopping, markets and entertainment, as well as useful words and phrases in every language and detailed maps for hundreds of locations.