The Bloody Rise of the Black Metal Mafia Murder, suicide, occult sacrifices, church-burnings and fascism terrorism preoccupy the musicians and followers of Black Metal: a dark and psychotic version of heavy metal music. This extraordinary book penetrates the inner circle of the Black Metal leaders, reveals the truth behind the stories, and includes an interview with Varg Vikerness of the group Burzum, currently imprisoned for the murder of another Black Metal musician. Illustrated.
'Epic in every sense' - Sunday Times The sixth novel in the Wheel of Time series - one of the most influential and popular fantasy epics ever published. Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn, strives to bind the nations of the world to his will, to forge the alliances that will fight the advance of the Shadow and to ready the forces of Light for the Last Battle. But there are other powers that seek to command the war against the Dark One. In the White Tower the Amyrlin Elaida sets a snare to trap the Dragon, whilst the rebel Aes Sedai scheme to bring her down. And as the realms of men fall into chaos the immortal Forsaken and the servants of the Dark plan their assault on the Dragon Reborn . . . 'With the Wheel of Time, Jordan has come to dominate the world that Tolkien began to reveal' New York Times 'A fantasy phenomenon' SFX The Wheel of Time The Eye of the World The Great Hunt The Dragon Reborn The Shadow Rising The Fires of Heaven Lord of Chaos A Crown of Swords The Path of Daggers Winter's Heart Crossroads of Twilight Knife of Dreams The Gathering Storm Towers of Midnight A Memory of Light New Spring (prequel)
The howling madness of the Abyss lurches to terrible life in Lords of Chaos (Book of the Damned, Volume 2). , a harrowing look at the primordial nature of evil. Whether defending the world from the demonic horde or selling it out to your dark master, this 64-page campaign setting guidebook shines an unholy light on the darkest evils ever to befoul the multiverse. Written by Pathfinder Editor-in-Chief and noted demon expert James Jacobs, Lords of Chaos (Book of the Damned, Volume 2) promises dark delights invaluable to any Pathfinder Roleplaying Game campaign! Lords of Chaos includes: - Detailed discussions of the 10 most important Abyssal realms and their fiendish rulers - Expanded information on two-dozen lesser demon lords and their nightmarish realms - Detailed ecologies of major known demon types, including how they are created and their roles on the "normal" world of the Material Plane - New demonic spells and magic items - The Demonic Initiate: A haunting demon cultist prestige class - A complete history of the Abyss and the unspeakable creatures who dwelled there before the advent of gods and demons - Several new demons and Abyssal monsters to challenge player characters
"An intriguing fantasy in a fascinating world." —Robert Jordan, New York Times bestselling author of The Wheel of Time® series Kharl is the best cooper in Brysta, one of the major cities in Nordla, and his life has been as ordered and dependable as his barrels. His trouble begins when he saves a neighbor's daughter from the violent advances of two upper-class men. Then he rescues an actual rape victim he finds unconscious in an alley, a blackstaffer— a young expatriate mage — from Recluce, and that makes his wife very uneasy. The culprit in both cases turns out to have been Egen, the cruel and corrupt son of the local ruler. When the blackstaffer is mysteriously murdered in Kharl's cooperage, Kharl is jailed, tried, and flogged, and in a shocking turnaround released —and his consort executed for the murder, which she did not commit. Egen again. Kharl ends up on the run, with just a handful of coins and a few clothes, but he also takes the slain woman's black staff and her book,The Basis of Order, which explains the principles of its power. The diligent cooper is about to learn a new, very different skill. L.E. Modesitt, Jr.'s bestselling fantasy novels set in the magical world of Recluce are among the most popular in contemporary fantasy. Each novel tells an independent story that nevertheless reverberates though all the other books in the series, to deepen and enhance the reading experience. Rich in detail, the Saga of Recluce is a feast of wondrous marvels. Saga of Recluce #1 The Magic of Recluce / #2 The Towers of Sunset / #3 The Magic Engineer / #4 The Order War / #5 The Death of Chaos / #6 Fall of Angels / #7 The Chaos Balance / #8 The White Order / #9 Colors of Chaos / #10 Magi’i of Cyador / #11 Scion of Cyador / #12 Wellspring of Chaos / #13 Ordermaster / #14 Natural Order Mage / #15 Mage-Guard of Hamor / #16 Arms-Commander / #17 Cyador’s Heirs / #18 Heritage of Cyador /#19 The Mongrel Mage (forthcoming) Story Collection: Recluce Tales Other Series by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. The Imager Portfolio The Corean Chronicles The Spellsong Cycle The Ghost Books The Ecolitan Matter At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Après la fête qui a dégénéré chez Anastasia, toute la bande se retrouve à l’hôpital autour du professeur Bob et d’Ismaël, sérieusement blessés. Aoki est plus que sceptique face aux événements de la nuit dernière, elle sait bien ce qu’elle a vu : la magie exercée par Alice et Esteban. L’adolescente est alors embarquée malgré elle dans le combat pour les quatre trésors de Dee. Esteban est chargé par ses supérieurs d’effacer la mémoire de la jeune fille, mais arrivera t-il à mettre de côté ses sentiments et à obéir aveuglément à la règle ?
Feared by enemies and friends alike, Elric of Melnibone walks a lonely path among the worlds of the multiverse. The destroyer of his own cruel and ancient race, as well as its final ruler, Elric is the bearer of a destiny as dark and cursed as the vampiric sword he carries - the sentient black blade known as Stormbringer. Containing the novel which perhaps did the most to propel Elric to the forefront of the fantasy genre, along with associated short stories and other material, this volume is a vital part of any fantasy reader's library. With an introduction by Tad Williams, this collection presents Moorcock's greatest creation in a revised and approved order.
Aryan Cults, Esoteric Nazism, and the Politics of Identity
Author: Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke
Publisher: NYU Press
Category: Political Science
More than half a century after the defeat of Nazism and fascism, the far right is again challenging the liberal order of Western democracies. Radical movements are feeding on anxiety about economic globalization, affirmative action, and third-world immigration, flashpoint issues to many traditional groups in multicultural societies. A curious mixture of Aristocratic paganism, anti-Semitic demonology, Eastern philosophies and the occult is influencing populist antigovernment sentiment and helping to exploit the widespread fear that invisible elites are shaping world events. Black Sun examines the new neofascist ideology, showing how hate groups, militias and conspiracy cults attempt to gain influence. Based on interviews and extensive research into underground groups, Black Sun documents the new Nazi and fascist sects that have sprung up from the 1970s through the 1990s and examines the mentality and motivation of these far-right extremists. The result is a detailed, grounded portrait of the mythical and devotional aspects of Hitler cults among Aryan mystics, racist skinheads and Nazi satanists, Heavy Metal music fans, and in occult literature. Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke offers a unique perspective on far right neo-Nazism viewing it as a new form of Western religious heresy. He paints a frightening picture of a religion with its own relics, rituals, prophecies and an international sectarian following that could, under the proper conditions, gain political power and attempt to realize its dangerous millenarian fantasies.
Dwellers of the Deep embraces the pulse-pounding action that the Harbinger of Doom Saga is known for, with battles so real, so immersive, you will find yourself reaching for your sword. Expansive in scope, Dwellers transforms the Saga into truly epic fantasy, and drops the reader into the Byzantine web of political intrigue that swirls about the Kingdom of Lomion. In Glenn G. Thater's world of Midgaard, some kill for love or honor; others die for blood and souls. In Dwellers of the Deep, the fourth volume of the saga unfolds across a vast ocean of bleak expanses and forbidden islands that harbor secrets best unspoken, ancient magics best left buried, voracious monsters of the gelid depths, and a god of the outer spheres whose wrath will shake the very foundations of Midgaard. Within these pages, heroes and villains abound. But are the heroes those that quest with Theta to keep shuttered the portal betwixt the worlds, or those that sail with Korrgonn for god and glory, to restore Azathoth's reign? Only you can decide. But in the end, Ob will tell you, evil is as evil does, and in Midgaard, only one thing is certain--nothing is as it seems. BOOKS BY GLENN G. THATER THE HARBINGER OF DOOM SAGA GATEWAY TO NIFLEHEIM THE FALLEN ANGLE KNIGHT ETERNAL DWELLERS OF THE DEEP BLOOD, FIRE, AND THORN GODS OF THE SWORD THE SHAMBLING DEAD MASTER OF THE DEAD SHADOW OF DOOM VOLUME 10+ forthcoming HARBINGER OF DOOM (Combines Gateway to Nifleheim and The Fallen Angle into a single volume) THE HERO AND THE FIEND (A novelette set in the Harbinger of Doom universe) THE GATEWAY (A novella length version of Gateway to Nifleheim) THE DEMON KING OF BERGHER (A short story set in the Harbinger of Doom universe) Keywords: fantasy; epic fantasy; sword and sorcery; dark fantasy; horror; heroic fantasy; epic fantasy fiction books best top novels series kindle ebooks, metaphysical & visionary dark fantasy gods demons wizards adult top best novels books series kindle ebooks, horror thriller action & adventure fantasy top best novels books series kindle cheap teen ebooks, myths & legends norse & Viking urban paranormal sword & sorcery fantasy top best novels books series kindle ebooks google play Similar to books by: George R.R. Martin, J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert E. Howard, David Gemmell, Steven Erikson, Michael Moorcock, David Eddings, Glen Cook, Joe Abercrombie. bella forest; fiction; fantasy book; game of thrones; science fiction; mystery; fantasy; george r.r. martin; a shade of vampire; harry potter; stephen king; dungeons and dragons; horror books; game of thrones' books; fantasy books; vampire; fiction books; dragons; paranormal; brandon sanderson; zombie; wheel of time; lord of the rings; j.k. rowling; bella forrest; diana gabaldon; jack thorne; john tiffany; jeff wheeler; george r.r. martin; d.k. holmberg; charlene hartnady; charlie n. holmberg; shannon mayer; patricia briggs; k.f. breene; g.l. breedon; neil gaiman; emma l. adams; jasmine walt; brandon sanderson; jaymin eve; black crouch; bernhard hennen; james sullivan; jonathan moeller; melissa f. olson; terry brooks; linsey hall; j.r. rain; dima zales; james maxwell; rebecca hamilton; jim butcher; j.r.r. tolkien; tim pratt; robert jordan;
The Secret Intellectual History of the New Corporate World
Author: Walter Kiechel
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
Category: Business & Economics
Imagine, if you can, the world of business - without corporate strategy. Remarkably, fifty years ago that's the way it was. Businesses made plans, certainly, but without understanding the underlying dynamics of competition, costs, and customers. It was like trying to design a large-scale engineering project without knowing the laws of physics. But in the 1960s, four mavericks and their posses instigated a profound shift in thinking that turbocharged business as never before, with implications far beyond what even they imagined. In The Lords of Strategy, renowned business journalist and editor Walter Kiechel tells, for the first time, the story of the four men who invented corporate strategy as we know it and set in motion the modern, multibillion-dollar consulting industry: Bruce Henderson, founder of Boston Consulting Group Bill Bain, creator of Bain & Company Fred Gluck, longtime Managing Director of McKinsey & Company Michael Porter, Harvard Business School professor Providing a window into how to think about strategy today, Kiechel tells their story with novelistic flair. At times inspiring, at times nearly terrifying, this book is a revealing account of how these iconoclasts and the organizations they led revolutionized the way we think about business, changed the very soul of the corporation, and transformed the way we work.
Kate and David are at secondary school in Edinburgh. David is struggling to come to terms with his new stepmother, and Kate is being expected to take more responsibility for her younger brother. But time never stands still for long. They soon become involved in a race to prevent the Lords of Chaos from tricking Erda, the Stardreamer, into losing her power. Even with help from Morgan the Hunter, can they prevent the barriers between times being blown away forever? The thrilling sequel to The Chaos Clock.
Wright's new fantasy, which began with Orphans of Chaos, and continues in Fugitives of Chaos, is a tale about five orphans raised in a strict British boarding school who begin to discover that they may not be human beings. The students at the school do not age, while the world around them does. The orphans have been kidnapped from their true parents, robbed of their powers, and raised in ignorance by super-beings no more human than they are: pagan gods or fairy-queens, Cyclopes, sea-monsters, witches, or things even stranger. The five have made sinister discoveries about themselves. Amelia is apparently a fourth-dimensional being; Victor is a synthetic man who can control the molecular arrangement of matter around him; Vanity can find secret passageways through solid walls where none had previously been; Colin is a psychic; Quentin is a warlock. Each power comes from a different paradigm or view of the inexplicable universe: and they should not be able to co-exist under the same laws of nature. Why is it that they can? The children must experiment with and learn to control their strange abilities in order to escape their captors. Something very important must be at stake in their imprisonment. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
"Wie unschicklich!" Auf einem Ball ertappt Lady Hero Londons größten Verführer Lord Griffin beim Liebespiel mit einer verheirateten Dame. Doch als sich ihre Blicke treffen, mischt sich in Heros Entrüstung ein anderes, weitaus gefährlicheres Gefühl: Lust! Nie zuvor hat ein Gentleman derartiges Verlangen in ihr geweckt. Dem lasterhaften Lord scheint es ähnlich zu gehen - plötzlich ist Hero das neue Ziel seiner Begierde. Schamlos flirtet er mit ihr. Ein Skandal bahnt sich an ... denn Hero ist verlobt - mit Lord Griffins angesehenem älteren Bruder! Da macht Griffin der hübschen Lady ein überraschendes Angebot. Kann sie dem liebestollen Casanova vertrauen?
Eine obskure Gothrock-Band, ein uralter Fluch aus der Zeit der Hexenverfolgung und die entfesselten Mächte der Hölle Als Radio-DJane Heidi Hawthorne einen Song der Gothrock-Band The Lords spielt, ist in Salem der Teufel los: Die Melodie spricht die dunkelsten Seiten in den Hörern an, und bald geschehen täglich Morde. Wer verbirgt sich hinter The Lords? Die Antwort liegt in der Vergangenheit Salems verborgen, und zwar im dunkelsten Kapitel der Stadtgeschichte: den Hexenprozessen. Heidi wird in immer seltsamere Vorfälle verwickelt, und ein schrecklicher Verdacht keimt auf: Sind die Hexen etwa aus der Hölle zurückgekehrt, um blutige Rache zu nehmen?