Author: Elizabeth Kostova
Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag
Ein junges Mädchen findet in der Bibliothek ihres Vaters ein Konvolut mit vergilbten Briefen. Das Geheimnis um den Vater und das Schicksal der Mutter verbinden sich zu einem Drama, das weit in die Vergangenheit zurückreicht. Die Briefe fragen nach der Herkunft von Vlad dem Pfähler, dem Urbild der Dracula-Legende. Eine atemberaubende Suche in Klöstern, Bibliotheken und Archiven beginnt, bei der Grausamkeiten Draculas zutage treten, die sich bis heute fortsetzen ...
Author: Elizabeth Kostova
Publisher: Piper Edition
Der Psychiater Andrew Marlow behauptet, selbst die Steine zum Sprechen zu bringen. Doch sein neuer Patient, der Maler Robert Oliver erschüttert sein Selbstverständnis. Oliver zerstörte in rasender Wut ein berühmtes Gemälde in der National Gallery of Arts und wird so zu Marlows Patient. Oliver verweigert jegliche Kooperation und so begibt sich Marlow auf eigene Faust in eine Reise in Olivers Vergangenheit. Was folgt, ist die Spurensuche einer großen, einer unglaublichen Liebesgeschichte. »Elizabeth Kostova erzählt von Irrsinn und Leidenschaft - in der Kunst wie im Leben.« Freundin
Author: Elizabeth Kostova
Publisher: Ballantine Books
From the #1 bestselling author of The Historian comes a mesmerizing novel that spans the past and the present—and unearths the troubled history of a gorgeous but haunted country. A young American woman, Alexandra Boyd, has traveled to Sofia, Bulgaria, hoping that life abroad will salve the wounds left by the loss of her beloved brother. Soon after arriving in this elegant East European city, however, she helps an elderly couple into a taxi—and realizes too late that she has accidentally kept one of their bags. Inside she finds an ornately carved wooden box engraved with a name: Stoyan Lazarov. Raising the hinged lid, she discovers that she is holding an urn filled with human ashes. As Alexandra sets out to locate the family and return this precious item, she will first have to uncover the secrets of a talented musician who was shattered by political oppression—and she will find out all too quickly that this knowledge is fraught with its own danger. Elizabeth Kostova’s new novel is a tale of immense scope that delves into the horrors of a century and traverses the culture and landscape of this mysterious country. Suspenseful and beautifully written, it explores the power of stories, the pull of the past, and the hope and meaning that can sometimes be found in the aftermath of loss. Praise for The Shadow Land “A compelling and complex mystery, strong storytelling, and lyrical writing combine for an engrossing read.”—Publishers Weekly “In The Shadow Land, Elizabeth Kostova, a master storyteller, brings vividly to life an unfamiliar country—Bulgaria—and a painful history that feels particularly relevant now. You won’t want to put down this remarkable book.”—Claire Messud, author of The Woman Upstairs “In this brilliant work, what appears at first a minor mystery quickly becomes emblematic of a whole country’s hidden history. Lyrical and compelling, The Shadow Land proves a profound meditation on how evil is inflicted, endured, and, through courage and compassion, defeated. Elizabeth Kostova’s third novel clearly establishes her as one of America’s finest writers.”—Ron Rash, author of The Risen
Author: Kimberly Arellano
Author: Robin Wayne Bailey
Publisher: Open Road Media
The Legacy of Fritz Leiber Lives – Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser are Back! Lankhmar, an ancient and decadent city of magic, where witches and sorcerers scheme, where gods and ghosts walk the streets and shadow-haunted alleys, where violence and death dance together like lovers in the darkness. Lankhmar–a city of plague! Years ago, two rogues bound together by friendship and a shared destiny neither understood met in Lankhmar. Living by their swords, their wits and their daring, they sought adventure and love. Adventure they found, but love–they lost. In despair, they left the city, vowing never to return. Yet vows are made to be broken. Once again, Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser are drawn back to Lankhmar and quickly ensnared in its wizard-games as one jealous mage turns on his rivals and unleashes a black force not even he can control, a power that threatens the city itself. Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser, two of the greatest and most beloved characters in fantasy literature, return in this novel-length adventure by Nebula Award nominated author Robin Wayne Bailey. Swords Against the Shadowland, authorized by series creator Fritz Leiber, is a direct sequel to Leiber’s famous story, “Ill-Met in Lankhmar!” Named one of the six best fantasy novels of 1998 by the Science Fiction Chronicle.
Author: Alyson Noël
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Enter the realm of the Immortals—the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Alyson Noël that's been acclaimed as breathtaking, mesmerizing, flawless and extraordinary. Ever and Damen have traveled through countless past lives—and fought off the world's darkest enemies—so they could be together forever. But just when their long-awaited destiny is finally within reach, a powerful curse falls upon Damen...one that could destroy everything. Now a single touch of their hands or a soft brush of their lips could mean sudden death—plunging Damen into the Shadowland. Desperate to break the curse and save Damen, Ever immerses herself in magick—and gets help from an unexpected source...a surfer named Jude. Although she and Jude have only just met, he feels startlingly familiar. Despite her fierce loyalty to Damen, Ever is drawn to Jude, a green-eyed golden boy with magical talents and a mysterious past. She's always believed Damen to be her soulmate and one true love—and she still believes it to be true. But as Damen pulls away to save them, Ever's connection with Jude grows stronger—and tests her love for Damen like never before...
Author: M. Karl
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Excerpt from Leaflets of Truth, or Light From the Shadow Land He says it, and defends his position coolly and decidedly under my very nose. He even affirms his position to be more logical and sensible than my own Faith. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Author: Kimberly A. Stine
You're walking through the woods when the rain starts to slam down upon you. You run into what feels like steps. Do you walk up them and enter? The character does just that. Will he become possessed and delivered? Or will the demons of the shack drag his soul to the pits of hell before help arrives?
Author: John Thackray Bunce
Book One: Branwyn’s Quest
Author: Janna Colson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Branwyn and Bridgette: two blue-eyed, fair-haired sisters and all the other has in the world. An odd dream lands Branwyn in a strange world. Summoned by Netari to the Shadow lands, Branwyn learns of her and her sister’s origins and the possibility that the parents she never knew may still be alive. Confronted with their destiny as warrior witches, Branwyn and Bridgette must now train in the arts of magic, sword fighting, and herb lore in order to save a world they never knew existed as well as the lives of their friends and those of their bonded warriors. The fate of the world or at least the Shadow Lands rests in the hands of the sisters. It’s all up to them; the fate of a world and the lives of many people rests on their shoulders. Will they succeed? Or fail?
Author: Marvel Comics
Publisher: Marvel Entertainment
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Collects Shadowland: Moon Knight #1-3, Moon Knight (1980) #13. Who is the Shadow Knight? Daredevil, the former defender of Hells Kitchen turned leader of the ninja death cult known as the Hand, summons the villainous Profile to take Moon Knight out of the picture for good. To complete his objective, the Profile enlists the aid of a mysterious figure a second avatar of Khonshu, the Shadow Knight! Displeased with Moon Knights new, less deadly methods, has Khonshu finally decided to replace Moon Knight to get the blood he requires? With the Shadow Knight hunting him, Moon Knight must cling to his sanity if he hopes to save Daredevil and himself from the darkness of Shadowland! Plus: the classic first meeting of Moon Knight and Daredevil
Author: Elizabeth Kostova
Publisher: Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH
Alexandra Boyd, eine junge Amerikanerin, kommt nach Sofia, um in Bulgarien Englisch zu unterrichten. Kurz nach ihrer Ankunft gelangt sie durch Zufall in den Besitz einer Urne mit der Asche eines Verstorbenen. Es beginnt eine abenteuerliche Odyssee, denn Alexandra ist entschlossen, die Asche den Hinterbliebenen zurückzubringen. Die Suche nach ihnen führt Alexandra immer tiefer hinein in das wilde, ihr fremde Land und immer weiter hinab in dessen Geschichte. Nach und nach enthüllt sich auf den Stationen ihrer Reise das Schicksal des Verstorbenen: Stoyan Lazarov, ein begnadeter Musiker, dessen Leben von den Katastrophen des 20. Jahrhunderts und von einer großen Liebe bestimmt waren.
Author: Dominic Smith
Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage
Ein eleganter Pageturner um ein Gemälde aus dem 17. Jahrhundert Sara de Vos ist 1631 die erste Malerin, die in die Meistergilde in Amsterdam aufgenommen wird. Dreihundert Jahre später ist nur ein einziges ihrer Gemälde erhalten geblieben. Das Bild hängt über dem Bett eines reichen, etwas ruhelosen New Yorker Anwalts. Ohne böse Absichten kopiert eine junge Australierin das Bild. Doch die Kopie wird in Umlauf gebracht, mit erschütternden Konsequenzen. Jahrzehnte später treffen die beiden Bilder, die Fälscherin und der Anwalt noch einmal aufeinander ... „Wie der Autor drei Zeitläufte und Städte verbindet ist so brillant wie fesselnd.“ The Washington Post „Smiths Roman erinnert uns daran, dass die Wahrheiten, denen wir vertrauen, wertvoll bleiben, auch wenn sie ungenau sind.“ The Chicago Tribune „Ein Roman über Liebe und Sehnsucht, über Authentizität und ethische Grauzonen, vor allem aber über die Malerei als ein Weg, Trauer in Schönheit zu verwandeln.“ Lauren Groff, Autorin von „Licht und Zorn“ „Hinreißende Erzählkunst. Mit einer fast greifbaren Kenntnis der vielen Verästellungen des menschlichen Herzens. Dieser Roman hält Sie nachts wach, anfangs, weil Sie unbedingt weiterlesen wollen, dann weil Sie bewusst langsamer lesen, um das Ende hinauszuzögern.“ The Boston Globe
Author: Alyson Noel
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Ever and Damen have travelled through countless past lives – and fought off the world’s darkest enemies – in search of each other. But just when their destiny seems finally within reach, a powerful curse falls upon them. A single touch of their hands, a soft brush of their lips will mean death for Damen – cast into the darkness of the Shadowland. But as she seeks to break the curse, Ever meets Jude – a green-eyed, golden surfer boy who understands magick, and understands Ever better than she realises. And she begins to ask a terrifying question: even if you’re immortal, can true love really last forever?
Book 2 of the Indigo Traveler Series
Author: Merri Halma
Childhood best friends Xander and Milo thought their adventurous days as Indigo Travelers had ended in Cur� two years ago, when they restored Milo's human body and defeated the power-mad King Titus. But when old allies arrive unexpectedly, the boys must return to the magical world they once saved. They take with them friend, Sarah.The Indigo Travelers quickly uncover that an intruder to Cur� passed judgment on the reformed king for his crimes. With his soul trapped in the Shadowlands, forever reliving the misery he inflicted on others, the kids must journey through the nightmarish landscape and rescue him.Can they find the king's soul before they lose their own sanity to the tormenting images of the Shadowlands? Or are they doomed to spend eternity walking the wasteland while the fate of all their worlds hangs in the balance?
Author: Elizabeth Oakes Prince Smith
Author: Robert S. Severin
The journey between puberty and that of becoming a woman is not an easy one. And Raven is finding out that the path she has chosen is filled with unimaginable hardship. Frustrated with her family and filled with the guilt of those she has hurt, Raven runs away from home. Finding herself alone and lost in the wilderness, she must now confront her fears and the elements. Guided by the Creator, Raven is led to a hidden valley. There, she will regain her faith and find the hidden skills she will need to survive in Shadowland. The passing of time is but a small part of the journey we all must face. Our lives are dictated by the pathes we take, and subsequently, we must endure the consequences of those choices. These things still hold true today, as much so as they did when God first created man.