The Occult Truth
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Discover the strange world of the undead and the proof that creatures of the night exist when you read Vampires by Konstantinos. The facts about vampires are stranger than anything you may have read, heard, or imagined before. In Vampires you'll learn the truth about the undead. It rips away the myth and exposes the habits and lifestyles of these beings. Vampires reveals the occult truths about these creatures including actual first-person encounters with vampires of all types—the ancient undead of folklore, contemporary mortal blood drinkers, and the most dangerous creatures of all: psychic vampires who intentionally drain the life force from their victims. - Learn about the four types of vampires - Read about vampire legends from around the world - Discover vampires from history, including: - Arnold Paole of Serbia - Peter Plogojowitz and the Count de Cabreras of Hungary - The vampire of Croglin Grange, Cumberland, England - Countess Elizabeth Bathory, responsible for up to 650 deaths - Gilles de Rais - Fritz Haarman, of Germany, from ninety years ago - John Haigh of Yorkshire, England, from just before WWII - And of course, the real Vlad Dracula - Present-day blood drinkers - How to protect yourself from vampires Included are letters from contemporary vampires. You will be shocked and surprised as you discover what these people are really like. Besides learning about the psychic vampire that unintentionally drains you of your energy as well as the intentional psychic vampire, you'll learn rituals for protection and methods to avoid falling into their clutches. Vampires finally reveals the truth about the undead. You will be fascinated when you discover who they were and what they are now, and you'll be grateful when you learn how to protect yourself from them. This is not a book of fantasy and imagination, but of science, history, and spirituality.
Author: Michelle McLean
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Category: Study Aids
The newest addition to our best-selling Homework Helpers series is a fun, user-friendly guide that takes the confusion out of writing essays and papers for students of all ages. Unlike other books that are so full of technical jargon they confuse more than help, Homework Helpers: Essays and Term Papers uses straightforward language and simple steps to guide students through the essay-writing process. Homework Helpers: Essays and Term Papers Describes in detailed "plain English" each element and step involved in writing a dozen different types of essays Includes a rough, edited, and final draft sample of each type of essay discussed Explains the necessity of proofreading and citing sources, providing tips and instruction on how to accomplish these tasks Presents step-by-step instructions on how to write a great SAT essay Discusses what students can expect when they reach college-level courses Students of all ages can find help on writing essays for every major subject in high school or college. Neophytes will find guidance on the basics, while those further along in their educational careers can adapt the detailed instructions for more in-depth assignments.
Now a major TV series (All Souls 1)
Author: Deborah Harkness
Publisher: Hachette UK
*Now a major Sky original production* THE NUMBER ONE INTERNATIONAL AND SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER. A Discovery of Witches is the first in the must-have, must-read ALL SOULS trilogy. It begins with absence and desire. It begins with blood and fear. It begins with a discovery of witches. Fall under the spell of Diana and Matthew in the stunning first volume of the No.1 internationally bestselling ALL SOULS trilogy. A world of witches, daemons and vampires. A manuscript which holds the secrets of their past and the key to their future. Diana and Matthew - the forbidden love at the heart of it. When historian Diana Bishop opens an alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, it's an unwelcome intrusion of magic into her carefully ordered life. Though Diana is a witch of impeccable lineage, the violent death of her parents while she was still a child convinced her that human fear is more potent than any witchcraft. Now Diana has unwittingly exposed herself to a world she's kept at bay for years; one of powerful witches, creative, destructive daemons and long-lived vampires. Sensing the significance of Diana's discovery, the creatures gather in Oxford, among them the enigmatic Matthew Clairmont, a vampire genticist. Diana is inexplicably drawn to Matthew and, in a shadowy world of half-truths and old enmities, ties herself to him without fully understanding the ancient line they are crossing. As they begin to unlock the secrets of the manuscript and their feelings for each other deepen, so the fragile balance of peace unravels... Five reasons to read A Discovery of Witches and the All Souls Trilogy 'Rich, thrilling ... A captivating and romantic ripping yarn' E L James 'Intelligent and off-the-wall ... irrestistible to Twilight fans' Sunday Times 'I could lose myself in here and never want to come out ... Utterly enchanting on every level' Manda Scott 'Exciting amounts of spells, kisses and battles, and is recounted with enchanting, page-turning panache' Marie Claire 'A bubbling cauldron of illicit desire ... an assured saga that blends romance with fantasy' Daily Mail
An International Subject and Author Index to History and Criticism
Author: Halbert W. Hall
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This ambitious work provides single-point, unified access to some of the most significant books, articles, and news reports in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres. Entries are arranged in two sections-author (subarranged by title) and subject-and may have up to 50 subject terms assigned. No other reference tool addresses the secondary literature of this fast-growing and dynamic field with such in-depth subject coverage as this work, nor approaches its breadth of coverage. Aimed at academic libraries, large public libraries, some school and medium-sized public libraries, and individual scholars, this index supplements Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index: 1985-1991 (Libraries Unlimited, 1993) and Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index: 1878-1984 (Gale Research, 1987).
A Discovery of Witches is only the beginning of the story
Author: Deborah Harkness
Publisher: Hachette UK
Available together for the first time in the UK, the complete Sunday Times Number One bestselling ALL SOULS trilogy. Perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman, Diana Gabaldon and Victoria Aveyard. 'This is a glorious, finely-wrought gem of a book: intelligent, thoughtful, intricate. . . Utterly enchanting on every level' Manda Scott on A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES 'Deborah Harkness writes as if she's the hugely more talented love child of Diana Gabaldon and J. K. Rowling' thebookbag.co.uk on SHADOW OF NIGHT 'Rich in arcane detail, fans will relish this exotic cauldron of romantic fantasy' Sunday Mirror on THE BOOK OF LIFE A world of witches, daemons and vampires. A manuscript which holds the secrets of their past and the key to their future. Diana and Matthew - the forbidden love at the heart of it. A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES. SHADOW OF NIGHT. THE BOOK OF LIFE. Praise for Deborah Harkness and the ALL SOULS trilogy: 'Deborah Harkness proves to be a novelist of considerable talent. My favourite series of recent years' bookabookshop.co.uk 'Intelligent and off-the-wall . . . irresistible to Twilight fans' The Sunday Times 'I fell in love with it from the very first page' Danielle Trussoni 'A spellbinding saga . . . unputdownable' Woman & Home 'Harkness has a gift for storytelling' pamreader.blogspot.co.uk 'A bubbling cauldron of illicit desire . . . all the ingredients for an assured saga that blends romance with fantasy' Daily Mail 'An inventive addition to the supernatural craze . . . enchanting' Marie Claire 'Simply stunning. . . a beautiful work of fiction that fastens onto your heart and feeds your mind' thetruthaboutbooks.com 'Harkness's poetic narrative blooms and breathes life into a dangerous moment in history' nightlifebooks.blogspot.co.uk A Conversation with Deborah Harkness How did you become interested in the intersection of alchemy, magic, and science? Historically, what do you see as the relationship between science and religion or mysticism? In college, I had a wonderful professor who taught a class on these subjects. To kick off the class, he asked us, 'How do you know what you think you know?' I've spent the last quarter century trying to answer that question. Because the world is a mysterious place and our relationship to it is not always clear, people have often turned to science, faith, and magic for answers. They help people find responses to the questions of, who am I and why am I here? Diana is an appealing heroine, determined, accomplished, and yet aware of her own weaknesses. In what ways, if any, does Diana reflect your own experience or personality? There are some similarities - Diana is also a historian of science, also interested in the history of alchemy, and shares some of my passions (including television cooking programs, tea, and rowing). Really, all the characters have some element of me in them. I think that's how authors create imaginary people who nevertheless feel real. The rest of Diana's character comes from a combination of qualities I admire in others, wish fulfilment, and my completion of the following statement: 'Wouldn't it be great if a heroine in a book was . . . Find out more about Deborah Harkness and read the full conversation in THE ALL SOULS COMPLETE TRILOGY.
Author: Dean Kowalski
Publisher: Lexington Books
In this book, Dean Kowalski argues that filmmakers can “do” philosophy when creating a fictional narrative film, and utilizes a careful and extensive analysis of Joss Whedon’s fictive creations—Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, and The Cabin in the Woods (among others)—to establish this thesis.
A Documentary Volume
Author: Elizabeth Miller
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Dedicated to making literature and its creators more accessible to students and interested readers, while satisfying the standards of librarians, teachers and scholars, the series systematically presents career biographies of writers from all eras and all genres through volumes dedicated to specific types of literature and time periods. Entries are written by experts in the field and include bibliographies and illustrations.
Author: Suzanne Schwalb,Margaret Rubiano
Publisher: Peter Pauper Press, Inc.
The situation is grave. Vampires are vamping. Werewolves are shape shifting. And zombies are lurching into the garden. Is this modern-day ferment of paranormal activity, ah, normal? Learn all about it in this nifty new guide to man's best fiends: VAMPIRES, WEREWOLVES, ZOMBIES: Compendium Monstrum. Fascinating facts revealed in the book include documented ''sparkling vampires'' in 19th-century folklore, why wolfsbane is sometimes known as ''Dumbledore's Delight'', and much more. Illustrated by Bruce Waldman, cartography by David Lindroth, additional historical images throughout.
Politics, Literature, Science and Art
Author: Henry Donald M. Spence- Jones
Author: Katie MacAlister
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
Die Hexe Francesca und der Vampir Benedikt sind vom Schicksal füreinander bestimmt. Doch Fran will sich nichts vorschreiben lassen und weigert sich deshalb, sich ihre Gefühle für Ben einzugestehen. Als Fran fünf Jahre später nach Europa reist, um nach ihrer verschwundenen Mutter zu suchen, trifft sie dort den attraktiven Vampir wieder. Inzwischen gibt es jedoch eine andere Frau in Bens Leben! Verfolgt von dem rachsüchtigen Gott Loki versucht Fran, ihre Mutter wiederzufinden und sich über ihre Gefühle zu Ben klarzuwerden.
Author: Lynda Hilburn
Publisher: Knaur eBook
»Ich bin ein Vampir.« Selbstverständlich bist du das, dachte ich spöttisch. »Erzählen Sie mir davon.« Er lachte wieder. Er schien mich ausgesprochen amüsant zu finden. Hm. Unangebrachter Humor. Das ist ein Symptom bei mehreren Störungen! Kismet Knight hat als Psychologin schon viele ungewöhnliche Patienten behandelt. Das Mädchen Midnight, das ein Vampir sein möchte, gehört da noch zu ihren normalsten Fällen. Wirklich verrückt wird es aber, als der angebliche Vampir, von dem Midnight ihr erzählt hat, plötzlich vor Kismet steht. Deveraux ist umwerfend attraktiv – und behauptet tatsächlich, dass er über 800 Jahre alt ist. Kismet scheint einer neuen Geisteskrankheit auf die Spur gekommen zu sein: Schließlich gibt es Vampire ja nicht wirklich. Oder? Kismet Knight, Vampirpschologin von Lynda Hilburn: Fantasy pur im eBook!
Author: Meg Cabot
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
The sequel to Meg Cabot’s bestselling paranormal romance with bite - Insatiable
kommentierte Dokumente zum Vampirismus 1689-1791
Author: Klaus Hamberger
Author: Katie MacAlister
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
Der Vampir Alec wurde verbannt, weil er eine Sterbliche umbrachte, die versehentlich seine Seelengefährtin getötet hatte. Doch als er der hübschen Corazon begegnet, fühlt er sich augenblicklich zu ihr hingezogen. Ist es Zufall, dass sie ihn so sehr an seine verstorbene Geliebte erinnert?
Author: Chris Sims,Rodney Thompson,Lee Peter,Robert J. Schwalb,Matt Sernett,Steve Townshend,James Wyatt
Author: Deborah Harkness
Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag
Eine Liebe, stärker als das Leben selbst ... Diana Bishop ist Historikerin mit Leib und Seele. Dass in ihr zudem das Blut eines uralten Hexengeschlechts fließt, versucht sie im Alltag mit aller Kraft zu ignorieren. Doch als Diana in der altehrwürdigen Bodleian-Bibliothek in Oxford ein magisches Manuskript in die Hände fällt, kann sie ihre Herkunft nicht länger verleugnen: Hexen, Dämonen und Vampire heften sich an ihre Fersen, um ihr das geheime Wissen zu entlocken – wenn nötig mit Gewalt. Hilfe erfährt Diana ausgerechnet von Matthew Clairmont, Naturwissenschaftler, 1500 Jahre alter Vampir – und der Mann, der Diana bald schon mehr bedeuten wird als ihr eigenes Leben ... Ein mitreißender, wundervoll erzählter Roman über Magie, Abenteuer und Romantik.