Epic Fantasy Series the Flow of Power
Author: R V Johnson
Publisher: Lost In New World Publishing
The Flow of Power Rages On. Faced with a choice that could save or destroy those Crystalyn loves, madness looms at the edge of her broken mind. Jade's aura-reading ability develops, evolving beyond wholesome. Garn's enslavement ends, something far worse taking its place. Determined to destroy the foundation of power on Astura, the hooded man's intrigues wreak havoc on the land. A brilliant Dark robe executes a bold plan that, if successful, will unleash a great malevolence. Enduring in the shadows for millennia, a new influence emerges. Gaining strength from others, its alien cunning has subjugated entire worlds with none the wiser. With peril lurking everywhere, Crystalyn's great and brittle strength becomes ever more imperative to her friends' and families' welfare...but only if she can hold up. The epic saga continues in this action-packed second novel of The Flow of Power series. **
'The Flow of Power' Book 1
Author: R.V. Johnson
Publisher: Lost In New World Publishing
Author: Pamela Palmer
Larsen Vale has a secret: she sees things. Terrible things. Deadly things. And her latest vision features a strange albino man…and her own death. Haunted and afraid, she trusts no one, not even the handsome cop who seems fascinated with her. Washington, D.C., detective Jack Hallihan has one mission: find the man who is assaulting young women. But the police have no clues, no leads and no witnesses. And Jack has a deadly secret of his own—a secret Larsen holds the key to. Time is running out. If Larsen and Jack can't learn to trust their attraction to each other, the Gate will be opened—and the world will be forever changed….
Author: David Gemmell
Publisher: Hachette UK
'THE HARD-BITTEN CHAMPION OF BRITISH HEROIC FANTASY' - Joe Abercrombie 'HEROISM AND HEARTBREAK . . . GEMMELL IS ADRENALINE WITH SOUL' - Brent Weeks A century has passed since the heroic defence of Dros Delnoch. But the people of the Drenai face a new terror: a mad emperor kept in power by two forces of unsurpassed evil. The Joinings are werebeasts of awesome power. The Dark Templars are warrior-priests whose fighting skills are without equal. Against them, the Drenai face certain defeat. One man, an outsider hated by the Drenai for his Nadir blood, and despised by the Nadir for his Drenai ancestry, sets out to bring down the emperor. He is one man against the armies of chaos. He is Tenaka Khan - the Prince of Shadows. Novels by David Gemmell The Drenai series Legend The King Beyond the Gate Waylander Quest For Lost Heroes Waylander II: In the Realm of the Wolf The First Chronicles of Druss the Legend Jon Shannow series Wolf in Shadow The Last Guardian Bloodstone Stones of Power Ghost King Last Sword of Power Hawk Queen series Ironhand's Daughter The Hawk Eternal Ancient Greece novels Lion of Macedon Dark Prince Other novels Knights of Dark Renown Morningstar
Author: Mary Ray
Publisher: Bethlehem Books
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Palestine, first century A.D.-the Jews have revolted against Roman occupation. The ten Greek cities of Palestine-the Decapolis-want only to continue their peaceful trading existence, but they find themselves caught in the middle of the uprisings. Apollodorus, a merchant of Philadelphia, takes a risk and rescues a man whom a Roman patrol has left to die in the desert. When Apollodorus is killed by robbers, his three sons are left almost penniless and must each find a way for themselves. Philo, the youngest, is befriended by Xenos, the man saved from the desert, who has lost his memory. From him the boy learns the art of the scribe, and together they try to find their identity-one from the past, the other for the future. A serious story of an important time in history. This is the sequel to The Ides of April.
Author: Joseph Vargo
Publisher: Monolith Graphics
Venture into the gothic realm of Joseph Vargo and discover the passion, mystery and horror that lie in wait deep within the shadows of The Dark Tower. This sequel to the acclaimed anthology Tales From The Dark Tower continues the Gothic saga of the vampire Lord Brom and his battle against the forces that lurk in the citadel of shadows known as The Dark Tower. No one is certain how long The Dark Tower has stood. It is believed to be a place of great evil, haunted by dark angels and spirits of the restless dead. Legends say the Tower was once the ancient fortress of the Dark Queen, Mara, and her infernal legions. Other tales tell of a warrior knight—once a man, but now an immortal creature of darkness—who stands vigil over the fallen queen’s tomb.
Author: Danny Cove
Publisher: Danny Cove
First there was the darkness, and then the burning sands. A mysterious man wakes up with no memories of who or where he is, and so he sets out to explore the desolate wasteland around him. But amid burning skies and men who manifest the darkest parts of themselves, he finds others like himself, and together they set out to rescue someone he can barely remember. Braving a city of madmen, a valley with monstrous, howling creatures and a river overrun with storms and the souls of the lost, he and his companions ultimately make their way to the most dangerous place imaginable, to the very throne of the devil's kingdom, in an effort to rescue one soul for the sake of an invisible friend they can't even see. Beyond the Gates takes you into the mythology of Heaven, Hell and Earth, exploring all three through the eyes of an amnesiac who struggles to learn what's real and what isn't in a place where even time seems to hold no power. But at the core, it probes the question of whether or not you'd be willing to enter the most dangerous place on God's behalf, to plumb the deepest depths for his sake, to truly and unflinchingly walk Beyond the Gates.
Author: Anne Bishop
In the second novel set in the “darkly fascinating world” (SF Site) of Anne Bishop’s Black Jewels Trilogy, ambitions unfurl as the realm’s dreams of a liberator have finally been made flesh... The Blood have waited centuries for the coming of Witch, the living embodiment of magic. But Jaenelle, the young girl singled out by prophecy, is haunted by the cruel battles fought over her—for not all the Blood await her as their Savior. Some dismiss her as a myth. Some refuse to believe. And still others look forward to using her, making her a pawn to their shadowy devices. Only time and the devotion of her loyal guardians have healed Jaenelle’s physical wounds. But her mind is fragile, barely able to protect her from the horrifying memories of her childhood. Nothing, however, can deflect her from her destiny—and the day of reckoning looms near. When her memories return. When her magic matures. When she is forced to accept her fate. On that day, the dark Realms will know what it means to be ruled by Witch.
Punishment and Welfare in Germany, 1850-1933
Author: Warren Rosenblum
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Germany today has one of the lowest incarceration rates in the industrialized world, and social welfare principles play an essential role at all levels of the German criminal justice system. Warren Rosenblum examines the roots of this social approach to criminal policy in the reform movements of the Wilhelmine and Weimar periods, when reformers strove to replace state institutions of control and incarceration with private institutions of protective supervision. Reformers believed that private charities and volunteers could diagnose and treat social pathologies in a way that coercive state institutions could not. The expansion of welfare for criminals set the stage for a more economical system of punishment, Rosenblum argues, but it also opened the door to new, more expansive controls over individuals marked as "asocial." With the reformers' success, the issue of who had power over welfare became increasingly controversial and dangerous. Other historians have suggested that the triumph of eugenics in the 1890s was predicated upon the abandonment of liberal and Christian assumptions about human malleability. Rosenblum demonstrates, however, that the turn to "criminal biology" was not a reaction against social reform, but rather an effort to rescue its legitimacy.
Author: Catherine MacCoun
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
When Ingrid, a young nun serving in the infirmary at Greyleigh Abbey, discovers by accident that she can work miracles of healing, the world acclaims her as a saint. Ingrid is not so sure. Her secret doubts intensify when Jack, a rowdy, womanizing troubadour, as famous for sin as Ingrid is for sanctity comes under her care. The conflict he awakens between body and soul catapults Ingrid into a world of unimagined pleasures and perils beyond the abbey gates. Beyond the Abbey Gateswas previously published in hardcover under the titleThe Age of Miracles.
Author: Matt L Rawlins
Mysteries Beyond The Gate & other peculiar short stories Expect the unexpected in Mysteries Beyond The Gate & other peculiar short stories. Life is not always what it seems as you'll soon discover. These stories reveal that sometimes down is up, black is white and truth may be hidden in folly. Through the delightful art of storytelling, author Matt Rawlins reveals delicious nuggets of truth that you will savor long after you finish reading. Some tales will defy your reality. Others will alter how you see the world around you. But each one will challenge your thinking! oConsider the implications of living in utter darkness, then discovering one day that there is a mysterious something called light. How would you find it? oTake the festering resentment we call a grudge, and raise it to be your constant companion. In the end, it threatens your life. Will you continue feeding it? oWhat would it be like to sing before the greatest audience of all? oWould you change the way you live your life if you knew for sure where a phenomenal treasure was buried? oWhat if you could make a wish - any wish - and it would be granted. Do you know what you would wish for? oHow could the world's greatest coach train us through discipline and then only in our failure, truly teach us? These and Rawlins' other modern-day parables will whet your appetite for the bigger questions of life. Stories have been with us from the creation of time. They have given us some of our most cherished truths about life. They form the framework of much of what we do that gives us hope and encouragement. In Mysteries Beyond The Gate & other peculiar short stories, Rawlins toys with your thinking, like a cat playing with a mouse, then jump-starts your mind and stimulates your belief system.
Author: John Norman
Publisher: Hachette UK
This collection comprises of the first six titles in John Norman's internationally bestselling Gor series, containing: Tarnsman of Gor Outlaw of Gor Priest-Kings of Gor Nomads of Gor Assassin of Gor Raiders of Gor
Author: Thomas H. Cook
Publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers
A brother recalls the magnificent life of his sister, the greatest writer of her age A launch party is underway for a hotly anticipated biography, the life story of Elena Franklin. As a young woman, Elena was one of the most promising literary talents of the 1920s, and over the years her legend grew. Her biographer, Martha Farrell, has combed through all the evidence of Elena’s genius and passion, from her early years in New York to her expatriate life in Paris. The result is a monumental work – but among the party’s crowd is the man who knows the book is an empty shell. Only William, Elena’s brother, knew the truth about the famed author. Martha’s flawed biography spurs his memory, and he recalls how the temperamental baby grew into a legend. He knew Elena’s hidden pain, shared their family secrets, and draws his own portrait of the troubled soul that lay behind her artistic gifts.
Author: Brian Lumley
Considered by many to be among Brian Lumley's greatest works, the exciting Khai of Khem is little-known in the US. This time-traveling adventure story spans centuries and cultures in Lumley's trademark mix of horror and science fiction, much like his internationally-bestselling Necroscope series. Like the Necroscope novels, Khai of Khem is packed with fast-paced action, hair's-breadth escapes, all-consuming love, endless horror, and, in the person of Khai himself, quick wits and bravery in the teeth of danger. Khai begins life in ancient Egypt as the son of Pharaoh Khasathut's chief architect. Believing Pharaoh to be a god, Khai is stunned to learn that the supposedly great and wise leader is a shriveled, ancient fossil of a man whose chief desires are to deflower young virgins and achieve eternal life through the powers of his black magicians. When Khai dares to raise a hand to Pharaoh, he is condemned to be a slave. Escaping, Khai flees to neighboring Kush where he earns the rank of general in the army of Queen Ashtarta . . . and a place in Ashtarta's bed. In the heat of battle against Pharaoh's armies, Khai is betrayed by his best friend and falls victim to the evil spells of Khasathut's magicians, who send his soul winging centuries into the future. In modern America, Khai searches for the reincarnated souls of his love, Ashtarta, and of his betrayer. Khai is amazed by many of the wonders of the modern world-television, air conditioning, and especially guns, bombs, and other weapons. Returning to his own time, Khai uses the technologies he saw in the future to rewrite the past. But will he and Ashtarta be in time to prevent Khasathut from attaining immortality and using newly-gained alien powers to destroy all of Khem and Kush? Originally published in the US in mass market in the early 1980s and unavailable for nearly twenty years, Khai of Khem is one of Brian Lumley's most sought-after novels. Tor Books is pleased to bring it to a new generation of Lumley's readers. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: Colleen Douglas
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
Raum Daemon learns that he is destined to be The Reconciler-Demon Earl of Hell; a special demon whose return is foretold. It will be his destiny to unite the feuding demon kings of the Ebon Continent, the underworld of demons and more importantly he must prevent the rise of the Allu, the ancient race of demon Gods, from laying claim to Ebon. If Raum was to fail in this task then the world of men would fall soon after.
Architecture, Race, and American Literature
Author: William A. Gleason
Publisher: NYU Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Sites Unseen examines the complex intertwining of race and architecture in nineteenth and early-twentieth century American culture, the period not only in which American architecture came of age professionally in the U.S. but also in which ideas about architecture became a prominent part of broader conversations about American culture, history, politics, and—although we have not yet understood this clearly—race relations. This rich and copiously illustrated interdisciplinary study explores the ways that American writing between roughly 1850 and 1930 concerned itself, often intensely, with the racial implications of architectural space primarily, but not exclusively, through domestic architecture. In addition to identifying an archive of provocative primary materials, Sites Unseen draws significantly on important recent scholarship in multiple fields ranging from literature, history, and material culture to architecture, cultural geography, and urban planning. Together the chapters interrogate a variety of expressive American vernacular forms, including the dialect tale, the novel of empire, letters, and pulp stories, along with the plantation cabin, the West Indian cottage, the Latin American plaza, and the “Oriental” parlor. These are some of the overlooked plots and structures that can and should inform a more comprehensive consideration of the literary and cultural meanings of American architecture. Making sense of the relations between architecture, race, and American writing of the long nineteenth century—in their regional, national, and hemispheric contexts—Sites Unseen provides a clearer view not only of this catalytic era but also more broadly of what architectural historian Dell Upton has aptly termed the social experience of the built environment.
The explosive true story of how six men fought a terror attack and repelled enemy forces
Author: Mitchell Zuckoff
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
13 HOURS is the true account of the events of 11 September 2012, when terrorists attacked a US State Compound and a nearby CIA station in Libya, one of the most dangerous corners of the globe. On that fateful day, a team of six American security operators stationed in Benghazi fought to repel mounting enemy forces and escalating firepower, to protect the Americans stationed there, including the US Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens. Going beyond the call of duty, the team ignored orders to stand down and instead choked back smoke, fought wave after wave of machine-gun fire and retook the Compound, averting tragedy on a much larger scale – although four Americans would not make it out alive. Recounting the 13 hours of the now infamous attack, this personal account is both blistering and compelling, and sets the story straight about what really happened on the ground, in the streets and on the rooftops.
Being the Third Part of the Lord of the Rings
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The third volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them As the Shadow of Mordor grows across the land, the Companions of the Ring have become involved in separate adventures. Aragorn, revealed as the hidden heir of the ancient Kings of the West, has joined with the Riders of Rohan against the forces of Isengard, and takes part in the desperate victory of the Hornburg. Merry and Pippin, captured by Orcs, escape into Fangorn Forest and there encounter the Ents. Gandalf has miraculously returned and defeated the evil wizard, Saruman. Sam has left his master for dead after a battle with the giant spider, Shelob; but Frodo is still alive—now in the foul hands of the Orcs. And all the while the armies of the Dark Lord are massing as the One Ring draws ever nearer to the Cracks of Doom. “A triumphant close . . . a grand piece of work, grand in both conception and execution. An astonishing imaginative tour de force.” – Daily Telegraph Includes the complete appendices and index for The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Author: Quentin Ravensbane
Publisher: JD Lovil Publishing via PublishDrive
A novel in the tradition of H.P. Lovecraft Vast and Chaotic Demon Gods in dark worlds hunger to enter our Reality. Their coming will mean our extinction. What if you were forced to believe in the unbelievable? The Fabric of Reality is thin in some places. The FBI assigned Agent Garret to investigate the strange murder of an entire family in the small town of Holden. That case was just the beginning. Ian Crane lived in Holden, and he had been psychically sensitive all of his life. All Garret wished to do was to solve the case, and get the bad guys, but the Killers were faceless, and they were committing the murders as part of some insane ritual. Ian felt a darkness coming, and he knew that it would be the end of all things if they could not stop it. Garret knew that to catch a killer, you have to think like a killer, but nothing about the motivations for the crimes made any human sense, and strange things were starting to happen everywhere. Ian felt a vast mind coming closer, and he knew that the closer it came, the more the world would change. Garret did not believe in the supernatural, but the world was changing around him in dark and twisted ways. He knew that the Killers believed in a coming dark god. Could he hold onto his humanity in the inhuman world they were bringing? Somehow, Garret, Ian, and four of their friends must find a way to defeat the coming Shadow and its disciples, before our fragile world was transformed into an alien hell. Get Beyond The Chaos Gate
The Adventures of Zogi
Author: Adeola Sonola
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Beyond the Hago Gate is a tantalising, historical fantasy story which will keep you gripped from the outset. The Kingdom of Harlem is ruled by the feckless King Bantu; a young bitter man who is blighted by dark secrets and terrible nightmares. Riddled with guilt and fear, he is plagued by an event which took place when he was just 16 years old and which still casts a murky shadow over the entire Kingdom. The Hago Gate was the setting for this life-changing day and to the King, this is a cursed place filled with poison and deadly secrets, which is why he has banished everyone from ever entering. His royal guards patrol the boundary constantly in an attempt to prevent any adventurers from discovering what lies behind it. Zogi, however, is a 10 year old boy with a fierce taste for adventure. He dreams about the vast treasures which lie behind the Hago Gate and, armed with his intuition, a magic apple, and an unexplainable mystical force, he makes it past the guards and over the forbidden gate. Discovering that this is a world of shadows, devastation and destruction, and that dangerous characters lurk there, too, Zogi fears for his life. Can Zogi really challenge and defeat the King without consequence? Will he ever escape the Hago Gate and return to the safety of his family and friends? Join him and King Bantu on an epic adventure which leads to the unearthing of a force more powerful than fear or determination; a force which opens the door to creativity and a realm of limitless possibilities. Take a glimpse into the exciting prologue and discover the dark secret that has forced the King to banish his citizens from the Hago Gate.