The House of Crimson & Clover: The Prequels

A House of Crimson & Clover Boxed Set

Author: Sarah M. Cradit

Publisher: Sarah M. Cradit

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

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Dive into the secret, ancient, powerful world of two New Orleans families, the Deschanels and the Sullivans… From USA Today bestselling paranormal author Sarah M. Cradit comes The House of Crimson & Clover, The Prequels, which includes the two prequel stories, and a bonus short, of the bestselling witches family saga, The House of Crimson & Clover. THE STORM AND THE DARKNESS- Ana is about to discover a startling truth: there exists no greater darkness than the one which lives inside of us. SHATTERED- Think you know the story of Ana, Finn, and Jon? Guess again. SHAME- Every dark future begins with a dark past. The House of Crimson and Clover Series:Volume I: The Illusions of EventideVolume II: BoundVolume III: Midnight DynastyVolume IV: Asunder Volume V: Empire of ShadowsVolume VI: Myths of MidwinterVolume VII: The Hinterland VeilVolume VIII: The Secrets Amongst the Cypress (Fall 2016) House of Crimson & Clover Series Prequels: The Storm and the DarknessShattered La Famille Lagniappes (Character Bonus Stories): Flourish: The Story of Anne FontaineShame: The Story of Jonathan St. Andrews House of Crimson & Clover Lagniappes (Series Bonus Stories):St. Charles at Dusk: The Story of Oz and AdrienneSurrender: The Story of Oz and AnasofiyaFire & Ice: Remy & Fleur FontenotDark Blessing: The Landry TripletsPandora's Box: Jasper and Pandora BroussardThe MenagerieA Band of Heather: Colleen and Noah Box Sets: Lagniappes Collection IThe House of Crimson & Clover Volumes I-IVThe Prequels And many more to come...

The Storm and the Darkness

The House of Crimson & Clover Series Prequel

Author: Sarah M. Cradit

Publisher: Sarah M. Cradit

ISBN: 1490589481

Category: Fiction

Page: 426

View: 4664

Dive into the secret, ancient, powerful world of two New Orleans families, the Deschanels and the Sullivans... From USA Today bestselling paranormal author Sarah M. Cradit comes The Storm and the Darkness. This novel is a prequel to the bestselling witches family saga, The House of Crimson & Clover, and can be enjoyed as a standalone story, or a complement to any of the books in the series. Don't miss the follow-up novella, Shattered. Ana Deschanel made a terrible mistake. The only chance of protecting the other people involved is to flee New Orleans, the only home she has ever known, for the quiet solitude of Summer Island. Summer Island, Maine (population 202) is not the tranquil escape Ana imagined. The locals are distant and cold, especially her neighbor, the reclusive veterinarian Jonathan St. Andrews. Her only lifeline is the kind but odd caretaker, Alex Whitman. Showing up at all the right moments, he warns her she is completely unprepared for a Maine winter. As the first seasonal storm approaches to whispers of an island shutdown, Ana realizes she may soon be cut off from the rest of the world. After a surprising encounter with Jonathan’s brother, Finn, Ana finds herself braving the storm to return something to him. Unprepared for the Maine storm, she slips and falls onto the jagged rocks along the shore. The St. Andrews brothers find her in the nick of time, but she remains unconscious. As the storm worsens, the St. Andrews brothers learn there are other, more sinister forces at work closer than they ever imagined. With no help from the outside world, they must find a way to protect themselves from both the storm, and the growing darkness that looms across the island. The House of Crimson and Clover Series:Volume I: The Illusions of EventideVolume II: BoundVolume III: Midnight DynastyVolume IV: Asunder Volume V: Empire of ShadowsVolume VI: Myths of MidwinterVolume VII: The Hinterland VeilVolume VIII: The Secrets Amongst the Cypress (Fall 2016) House of Crimson & Clover Series Prequels: The Storm and the DarknessShattered La Famille Lagniappes (Character Bonus Stories): Flourish: The Story of Anne FontaineShame: The Story of Jonathan St. Andrews House of Crimson & Clover Lagniappes (Series Bonus Stories):St. Charles at Dusk: The Story of Oz and AdrienneSurrender: The Story of Oz and AnasofiyaFire & Ice: Remy & Fleur FontenotDark Blessing: The Landry TripletsPandora's Box: Jasper and Pandora BroussardThe MenagerieA Band of Heather: Colleen and Noah Box Sets: Lagniappes Collection IThe House of Crimson & Clover Volumes I-IVThePrequels And many more to come...

The House of Crimson & Clover Boxed Set Volumes I-IV

A House of Crimson & Clover Box Set

Author: Sarah M. Cradit

Publisher: Sarah M. Cradit

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

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Dive into the secret, ancient, powerful world of two New Orleans families, the Deschanels and the Sullivans… From USA Today bestselling paranormal author Sarah M. Cradit comes The House of Crimson & Clover Volumes I-IV, the first four volumes of the bestselling witches family saga, The House of Crimson & Clover. VOLUME I: THE ILLUSIONS OF EVENTIDE- Nicolas spent 30 years under his flawed set of principles. Mercy, three millennia under hers. Both are bound by these chosen illusions, until their paths unexpectedly cross. VOLUME II: BOUND- Ana, Finn, and Aidrik are forever bound. By love, promises, and the undeniable threads of fate. VOLUME III: MIDNIGHT DYNASTY- The Deschanel Curse is back. Who will be its next victim? VOLUME IV: ASUNDER- Destiny reached across the centuries. The House of Crimson and Clover Series:Volume I: The Illusions of EventideVolume II: BoundVolume III: Midnight DynastyVolume IV: Asunder Volume V: Empire of ShadowsVolume VI: Myths of MidwinterVolume VII: The Hinterland VeilVolume VIII: The Secrets Amongst the Cypress (Fall 2016) House of Crimson & Clover Series Prequels: The Storm and the DarknessShattered La Famille Lagniappes (Character Bonus Stories): Flourish: The Story of Anne FontaineShame: The Story of Jonathan St. Andrews House of Crimson & Clover Lagniappes (Series Bonus Stories):St. Charles at Dusk: The Story of Oz and AdrienneSurrender: The Story of Oz and AnasofiyaFire & Ice: Remy & Fleur FontenotDark Blessing: The Landry TripletsPandora's Box: Jasper and Pandora BroussardThe MenagerieA Band of Heather: Colleen and Noah Box Sets: Lagniappes Collection IThe House of Crimson & Clover Volumes I-IVThePrequels And many more to come...

Shattered

The House of Crimson & Clover Series Prequel

Author: Sarah M. Cradit

Publisher: Sarah M. Cradit

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 154

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Dive into the secret, ancient, powerful world of two New Orleans families, the Deschanels and the Sullivans... From USA Today bestselling paranormal author Sarah M. Cradit comes Shattered. This novella is a prequel to the bestselling witches family saga, The House of Crimson & Clover, intended as a follow-up to The Storm and the Darkness. Anasofiya Deschanel fled to Maine to escape her mistakes. She learned quickly, and violently, you cannot run from what’s inside you. Following a series of unfortunate events, Ana finds herself drowning in the consequences of actions which left her heart cruelly divided between the St. Andrews brothers. Jon’s embrace of darkness soon turns to dangerous cruelty, while Finn’s kind heart offers a promise of love she does not feel she deserves. Between all three of them lies a secret with the potential to change everything. When the truth comes crashing down, Ana is forced to face the same demons she once ran from. As she learns more about who she is, and the situation she’s created, these realizations drive her to a desperate decision that will change everyone’s lives, forever. The House of Crimson and Clover Series:Volume I: The Illusions of EventideVolume II: BoundVolume III: Midnight DynastyVolume IV: Asunder Volume V: Empire of ShadowsVolume VI: Myths of MidwinterVolume VII: The Hinterland VeilVolume VIII: The Secrets Amongst the Cypress (Fall 2016) House of Crimson & Clover Series Prequels: The Storm and the DarknessShattered La Famille Lagniappes (Character Bonus Stories): Flourish: The Story of Anne FontaineShame: The Story of Jonathan St. Andrews House of Crimson & Clover Lagniappes (Series Bonus Stories):St. Charles at Dusk: The Story of Oz and AdrienneSurrender: The Story of Oz and AnasofiyaFire & Ice: Remy & Fleur FontenotDark Blessing: The Landry TripletsPandora's Box: Jasper and Pandora BroussardThe MenagerieA Band of Heather: Colleen and Noah Box Sets: Lagniappes Collection IThe House of Crimson & Clover Volumes I-IVThePrequels And many more to come...

Empire of Shadows

The House of Crimson and Clover

Author: Sarah Cradit

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781511635967

Category:

Page: 734

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Two dynasties clash for power. Only one empire can emerge. In a time now legend, a sacred vow united the Farværdig and the Tuatha Dé Danann. One race born of fire, the other risen from nature. Together, they enjoyed centuries of peace and prosperity, under the protective blanket of this hallowed oath. But when war came to the doorstep of the Tuatha, the Farværdig turned their backs. Expelled from their lands, those Tuatha who were not extinguished went into hiding, later re-emerging in secret as the Quinlans. The broken vow took its toll on the Farværdig, dividing the race into two factions: those willing to fall to heel of new restrictive laws, and rebels determined to restore the peaceful values of their kind. In the midst of years of strife that follows, a Prophecy emerged, promising hope. Unite the races once more, and right the ancient wrong. As the shadows of age and myth are exposed, the Deschanels find themselves deeply enmeshed in this war. Their bloodline and futures closely intertwined with both races, each member of the family must uncover their own vital role in fulfilling the Prophecy or risk decimation.

The Hinterland Veil

Author: Sarah Cradit

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781530258994

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Page: 344

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Dive into the secret, ancient, powerful world of two New Orleans families, the Deschanels and the Sullivans...From USA Today bestselling paranormal author Sarah M. Cradit comes The Hinterland Veil, Volume 7 in the bestselling witches family saga, The House of Crimson & Clover. Not a standalone story, Hinterland's plot makes the most sense only after having the prior volumes.The Deschanels are scattered across Europe, each in search of what matters most.Finding himself closer to Ana every day, Finn must exercise patience, and follow his Quinlan training, to prevent losing her forever.Aleksandr sees the world through a different lens, as he discovers the joy and heartbreak of first love.Desperate for a miracle, Nicolas fears losing Mercy to her own delusions, and together they set off for Scotland in search of the unknown.At the center of everything sits Anasofiya and Cyler, each fighting their own internal battles, each hurtling toward very different outcomes.In this compelling seventh volume, our heroes grow ever closer to their goals as bravery conquers fear and fate races time.The House of Crimson and Clover Series:Volume I: The Illusions of EventideVolume II: BoundVolume III: Midnight DynastyVolume IV: AsunderVolume V: Empire of ShadowsVolume VI: Myths of MidwinterVolume VII: The Hinterland VeilVolume VIII: The Secrets Amongst the Cypress (Fall 2016)House of Crimson & Clover Series Prequels:The Storm and the DarknessShatteredLa Famille Lagniappes (Character Bonus Stories):Flourish: The Story of Anne FontaineShame: The Story of Jonathan St. AndrewsHouse of Crimson & Clover Lagniappes (Series Bonus Stories):St. Charles at Dusk: The Story of Oz and AdrienneSurrender: The Story of Oz and AnasofiyaFire & Ice: Remy & Fleur FontenotDark Blessing: The Landry TripletsPandora's Box: Jasper and Pandora BroussardThe MenagerieA Band of Heather: Colleen and NoahBox Sets:Lagniappes Collection IThe House of Crimson & Clover Volumes I-IVThe PrequelsAnd many more to come...

Asunder

The House of Crimson and Clover

Author: Sarah Cradit

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781505561555

Category:

Page: 272

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Broken and dispirited, the Deschanel family reels under the weight of a family curse. Lives were torn asunder, as their numbers diminished. Amidst their pain, another prophecy takes shape. One laid by the ancient druidic Quinlan clan, in a time long forgotten. Seers across the family have borne witness to fragments. Distraught by the loss of her soul's true love, Amelia begins to dream of an unknown man and a woman, designated by fate to live their story over and over again, throughout time. Now, destiny reaches across the centuries. In the family's darkest hour, a reckoning with the Empyrean Senetat is fast approaching. Hope becomes the necessary consolation for grief, as the Deschanels come together to make their loved ones whole, in order to face this uncertain future as a united clan.

Fire & Ice

Emy and Fleur Fontenot; a Crimson & Clover Lagniappe

Author: Sarah M. Cradit

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781507756843

Category:

Page: 94

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Dive into the secret, ancient, powerful world of two New Orleans families, the Deschanels and the Sullivans... From USA Today bestselling paranormal author Sarah M. Cradit comes Fire & Ice: Remy & Fleur Fontenot. This short story is a Crimson & Clover Lagniappe (Series Bonus Story) in the bestselling witches family saga, The House of Crimson & Clover, and can be enjoyed as a standalone tale, or a complement to any of the books in the series. Fortune follows the Fontenot twins as they dance through their enchanted life among the New Orleans elite. Guests of honor at their revered family's Mardi Gras krewe ball, they look forward to a night of mischievous fun. Remy, born of fire, has come to engage in an age-old gentleman's game, determined to obtain the most conquests over the course of the evening. Fleur, the ice queen, has only one thing on her mind: winning the heart of a man who does not belong to her. She'll use anyone, even her innocent little brother, Teddy, to achieve her goal. But not even the Fontenot twins are immune to fate's twisted sense of humor. The Saga of Crimson & Clover: A sprawling dynasty. An ancient bloodline. A world of magic and mayhem. Welcome to the Saga of Crimson & Clover, where all series within are linked but can be equally enjoyed on their own. Series List: -> The House of Crimson & Clover Series: Dive into the secretive, ancient, powerful world of the Deschanels & Sullivans -> The Midnight Dynasty Series: There's no place like home. -> Vampires of the Merovingi Series: From the ashes of the sorcerer kings rose an empire. -> And many more to come... Visit www.sarahmcradit.com for the latest information, news, and updates. The House of Crimson and Clover Series: This is the recommended reading order for the series. Prequel: The Storm and the Darkness Prequel: Shattered Volume I: The Illusions of Eventide Volume II: Bound Volume III: Midnight Dynasty Volume IV: Asunder Volume V: Empire of Shadows Volume VI: Myths of Midwinter Volume VII: The Hinterland Veil Volume VIII: The Secrets Amongst the Cypress Volume IX: Within the Garden of Twilight Volume X: House of Dusk, House of Dawn Crimson & Clover Lagniappes (Series Bonus Stories): Lagniappes are standalone stories that can be read in any order. St. Charles at Dusk: The Story of Oz and Adrienne Flourish: The Story of Anne Fontaine Surrender: The Story of Oz and Anasofiya Shame: The Story of Jonathan St. Andrews Fire & Ice: Remy & Fleur Fontenot Dark Blessing: The Landry Triplets Pandora's Box: Jasper and Pandora Broussard The Menagerie: Cyler A Band of Heather: Colleen and Noah The Ephemeral: Autumn Sullivan Banshee: The Story of Giselle Deschanel Box Sets: The Prequels The House of Crimson & Clover Volumes I-IV The House of Crimson & Clover Volumes V-VII The House of Crimson & Clover Volumes VIII- X Lagniappes Collection I Lagniappes Collection II

Dark Blessing

A Crimson & Clover Lagniappe

Author: Sarah Cradit

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781511797719

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Page: 108

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Kelley Landry and his brothers spent their childhood hunting the elusive vampire. Many hours they toiled in their covert clubhouse, coming of age under the veil of this unusual belief. Now adults and in college, Kieran and Dillon Landry have moved past childhood whims, pursuing their futures. But Kelley can't shake his call to the supernatural quite so easily. He spends his days working for his aunt in her pub, and his evenings still secretly investigating blood drinkers. Kelley begins to wonder if it's time to move on from his quest. Then Queen Edith shows up, with revelations that send his entire world-and his beliefs-into an exciting whirlwind.

Flourish: The Story of Anne Fontaine

A La Famille Lagniappe

Author: Sarah M. Cradit

Publisher: Sarah M. Cradit

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 120

View: 8479

Dive into the secret, ancient, powerful world of two New Orleans families, the Deschanels and the Sullivans... From USA Today bestselling paranormal author Sarah M. Cradit comes Flourish: The Story of Anne Fontaine. This short story is a La Famille Lagniappe (Character Bonus Story) in the bestselling witches family saga, The House of Crimson & Clover, and can be enjoyed as a standalone story, or a complement to any of the books in the series. Following the death of her dominating mother, Anne Fontaine decides to leave the bayou to reconnect with her estranged half-sister, Adrienne Deschanel. Her hope is to forge a relationship with Adrienne that was not possible when her mother was alive. Secretly, she also hopes to find out if her extraordinary supernatural talents are shared by anyone else. When Nicolas Deschanel gets wind of Anne's presence, he suspects that she is one of many con artists after his sister's money. Not knowing her story is true, he engages her in a game of cat-and-mouse, deciding to have some fun. Eventually, circumstances find both of them back at the Deschanel family seat, Ophélie, where secrets and stories come to life. The House of Crimson and Clover Series:Volume I: The Illusions of EventideVolume II: BoundVolume III: Midnight DynastyVolume IV: Asunder Volume V: Empire of ShadowsVolume VI: Myths of MidwinterVolume VII: The Hinterland VeilVolume VIII: The Secrets Amongst the Cypress (Fall 2016) House of Crimson & Clover Series Prequels: The Storm and the DarknessShattered La Famille Lagniappes (Character Bonus Stories): Flourish: The Story of Anne FontaineShame: The Story of Jonathan St. Andrews House of Crimson & Clover Lagniappes (Series Bonus Stories):St. Charles at Dusk: The Story of Oz and AdrienneSurrender: The Story of Oz and AnasofiyaFire & Ice: Remy & Fleur FontenotDark Blessing: The Landry TripletsPandora's Box: Jasper and Pandora BroussardThe MenagerieA Band of Heather: Colleen and Noah Box Sets: Lagniappes Collection IThe House of Crimson & Clover Volumes I-IVThePrequels And many more to come...

Bound

The House of Crimson and Clover

Author: Sarah Cradit

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781505561500

Category:

Page: 188

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Finnegan St. Andrews has lost everything. His perspective on the world is forever changed. Anasofiya Deschanel no longer knows who she is...or what. She longs both for what she has, and all she has left behind. Aidrik the Wise has vowed to do anything for his evigbond. As he watches her life force slowly ebb, he begins to understand the sacrifice he must make to save her. All three individuals are bound by love, promises, and the undeniable threads of fate.

Midnight Dynasty

The House of Crimson and Clover

Author: Sarah M. Cradit,Tara Shaner

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781500700188

Category: Fiction

Page: 482

View: 843

The Deschanel Curse, dormant for a decade, has returned with a vengeance. Seers across the family are coming together, hopeful the Deschanel Magi Collective can solve this malediction that has plagued the family for nearly two centuries. But how do you combat the blood oath of a grieving mother? As the body count rises, it becomes apparent that strength, love, and ancient power provide no protection from destiny's cruel hand.

The Illusions of Eventide

The House of Crimson & Clover Volume 1

Author: Sarah M. Cradit

Publisher: Sarah M. Cradit

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 7870

Dive into the secret, ancient, powerful world of two New Orleans families, the Deschanels and the Sullivans... From USA Today bestselling paranormal author Sarah M. Cradit comes The Illusions of Eventide. This novel is Volume 1 in the bestselling witches family saga, The House of Crimson & Clover, and the recommended starting point for new readers. Nicolas Deschanel was betrayed by the only two people who matter to him. Their disloyalty stung and an overwhelming sense of loss lingers. Nicolas has lived the high life professing to not have a care in the world, and now this illusion is calling his bluff. Determined to take control of an existence now devoid of purpose, he sojourns to his family's holiday home on the Gulf of Mexico. Resolved more than depressed, he plans to privately say goodbye to a world which no longer needs him. Of questionable fortune, he finds a woman, Mercy, sitting alone on the shore at eventide. Nicolas is conflicted between an obligation to help, and annoyance at her intrusion. Mercy has many layers of secrets. Deepest of all, she cannot tell this Child of Man she is thousands of years old and very powerful. In her presence, Nicolas’ own dormant powers begin to surface, triggering a sequence of events that cause both of their lives to spiral further out of control. When old friends from both sides come to help, together they all learn a painful truth: new life can only begin once you’ve set free what means the most. The House of Crimson and Clover Series: Volume I: The Illusions of Eventide Volume II: Bound Volume III: Midnight Dynasty Volume IV: Asunder Volume V: Empire of Shadows Volume VI: Myths of Midwinter Volume VII: The Hinterland Veil Volume VIII: The Secrets Amongst the Cypress (Fall 2016) House of Crimson & Clover Series Prequels: The Storm and the Darkness Shattered La Famille Lagniappes (Character Bonus Stories): Flourish: The Story of Anne Fontaine Shame: The Story of Jonathan St. Andrews House of Crimson & Clover Lagniappes (Series Bonus Stories): St. Charles at Dusk: The Story of Oz and Adrienne Surrender: The Story of Oz and Anasofiya Fire & Ice: Remy & Fleur Fontenot Dark Blessing: The Landry Triplets Pandora's Box: Jasper and Pandora Broussard The Menagerie A Band of Heather: Colleen and Noah Box Sets: Lagniappes Collection I The House of Crimson & Clover Volumes I-IV The Prequels And many more to come...

Blame 08

Author: Tsutomu Nihei

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783898850193

Category:

Page: 174

View: 8022

Demon – Sumpf der Toten

Ein neuer Fall für Special Agent Pendergast

Author: Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426422247

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 3504

Ein neuer Fall für Special Agent Pendergast aus der Feder des Bestseller-Duos Preston & Child. "Demon - Sumpf der Toten" ist ein hochexplosives Gemisch aus Thriller, Mystik, Historie und Drama. In der Kleinstadt Exmouth an der Küste von Massachusetts soll Special Agent Pendergast den Raub einer wertvollen Weinsammlung aufklären. Im Weinkeller stößt er überraschend auf eine frisch zugemauerte Nische. Hinter der Wand sind Ketten zu finden, außerdem ein menschlicher Fingerknochen. Offenbar wurde hier vor langer Zeit jemand lebendig eingemauert. Die Einbrecher haben das Verlies geöffnet, das Skelett herausgeholt und die Mauer wieder geschlossen – der Weinraub war anscheinend reine Ablenkung. Schnell muss Pendergast lernen, dass Exmouth eine äußerst dunkle Vergangenheit hat. Das Skelett ist nur der erste Hinweis auf eine Verfehlung aus alter Zeit, die bis heute ungesühnt ist. "Spannung, Abenteuer, unvorhergesehene Wendungen: Lesefutter mit Suchtpotential." WDR

Star Wars: Ahsoka

Author: E.K. Johnston

Publisher: Panini

ISBN: 3833234792

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 6472

Ahsoka Tano war einst eine loyale Padawan Anakin Skywalkers, die ihr Leben dem Dienst am Jedi-Orden verschrieben hatte. Doch dann zwang der ruchlose Imperator Palpatine die Galaxis unter sein Joch und die Jedi wurden gnadenlos abgeschlachtet. Ahsoka suchte Zuflucht auf dem entlegenen Farmermond Raada und versuchte abseits von allem ein normales Leben zu führen. Aber Ahsoka kann ihrem Schicksal nicht entfliehen. Als imperiale Truppen Raada besetzen, muss die ehemalige Padawan eine Entscheidung treffen. Eine Entscheidung, die alles aufs Spiel setzt, was ihr lieb und teuer ist, aber gleichzeitig auch eine neue Hoffnung bedeutet ...

Der Golem von Limehouse

Author: Peter Ackroyd

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3688105524

Category: Fiction

Page: 334

View: 2746

1880 im Londoner Stadtteil Limehouse. In Herbstnächten geht ein Mörder um. Eines seiner schrecklich verstümmelten und nach okkulten Ritualen zerlegten Opfer ist der jüdische Gelehrte Salomon Weil. Neben seiner Leiche liegt ein Lexikon, das beim Stichwort «Golem» aufgeschlagen ist. Er ist ein Bekannter von Karl Marx. Die Morde hören erst auf, als ein Jahr später die Aktrice Elizabeth Cree den Tod am Strang stirbt. Sie soll ihren Mann mit Arsen vergiftet haben. Auch er war ein Bekannter von Karl Marx, und so gerät schließlich Marx selbst in Verdacht, der Golem von Limehouse zu sein. Doch das eigentliche Geheimnis dieses Romans liegt tiefer. Thomas de Quinceys Essay «Der Mord als schöne Kunst betrachtet» spielt bei der Aufklärung des Falles eine entscheidende Rolle. Auch die sozialen Utopien des Romanciers George Gissing oder die Ideen von Charles Babbage, dem Erfinder der Rechenmaschine, sind Schlüssel zu den Verbrechen. Gissing und Babbage vertreten aufgeklärte Ideen, aber denen scheinen okkulte Gedanken zugrunde zu liegen, die dem Golem, jenem grauenhaften «Ding ohne Form», erst Gestalt verleihen ... «Der Golem von Limehouse» ist ein fesselnder Thriller, der zugleich auf die schrecklichen Ereignisse unserer Epoche vorausdeutet, indem er zeigt, daß es kein Licht ohne Dunkel gibt, keine Aufklärung ohne die Mächte der Finsternis.

Das Geheimnis der Hutmacherin

Roman

Author: Natalie Meg Evans

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641194652

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

View: 8943

1940: Cora Masson, die Tochter eines cholerischen Hutverkäufers, arbeitet schlecht bezahlt in einer Hutmacherei in London. Als sie den Kunsthändler Dietrich kennenlernt, sieht sie ihre Chance gekommen und geht mit ihm nach Paris, in die Stadt ihrer Träume. Fortan macht sie sich als Coralie de Lirac unter falscher adeliger Identität einen Namen in der Modewelt. Doch als die Nazis in Frankreich einfallen, scheint ihr Geschäft ruiniert.