Stone and a Hard Place

Author: R. King

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692394670


Page: 364

View: 2574

SAFE AS HOUSES It's hard enough for Alastair Stone to keep his two lives-powerful mage and mundane Occult Studies professor-separate without an old friend asking him to take on a new apprentice. Especially after a university colleague wants him to investigate a massive old house for things that go bump in the night. Still, Stone figures it's an easy job: just turn up, put on a little show, and announce that the house is clean. Only it isn't. A malevolent spirit is reawakening in the basement, imprisoned between dimensions and intent on escape. If it succeeds, countless people will die. Worse, a trio of dark mages want to help it break free so they can control it for their own sinister purposes. They'll do whatever it takes-including seducing Stone's young apprentice and using him against his master-to get what they're after. With time running out, Stone has to stay alive long enough to uncover the spirit's secrets. But even if he does, he fears that his own power won't be enough to send it back. "Book 1 of the Alastair Stone Chronicles"

Chronicle in Stone

A Novel

Author: Ismail Kadare

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1628721308

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5557

Masterful in its simplicity, Chronicle in Stone is a touching coming-of-age story and a testament to the perseverance of the human spirit. Surrounded by the magic of beautiful women and literature, a boy must endure the deprivations of war as he suffers the hardships of growing up. His sleepy country has just thrown off centuries of tyranny, but new waves of domination inundate his city. Through the boy’s eyes, we see the terrors of World War II as he witnesses fascist invasions, allied bombings, partisan infighting, and the many faces of human cruelty—as well as the simple pleasures of life. Evacuating to the countryside, he expects to find an ideal world full of extraordinary things, but discovers instead an archaic backwater where a severed arm becomes a talisman and deflowered girls mysteriously vanish. Woven between the chapters of the boy’s story are tantalizing fragments of the city’s history. As the devastation mounts, the fragments lose coherence, and we perceive firsthand how the violence of war destroys more than just buildings and bridges.

Indiana Jones and the Philosopher's Stone

Author: Max McCoy

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553561968

Category: Fiction

Page: 245

View: 2146

On the trail of a stolen manuscript said to contain the secrets for transmuting lead into gold and achieving eternal life, Indiana Jones also tracks a missing British alchemist and an insane Renaissance scholar. Original.

The Medusa Chronicles

Author: Stephen Baxter,Alastair Reynolds

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481479679

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 7290

"A sequel to Arthur C. Clarke's 'A meeting with Meduda'"--Jacket.

The Thirty-nine Steps

Author: John Buchan

Publisher: N.A



Page: 231

View: 678

Chosen Ones

Author: Alister E. McGrath

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0310718120

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 202

View: 3685

When Peter and Julia go to stay with their grandparents in Oxford, England, they discover a mysterious garden, which serves as a portal to a world where they are greeted as the saviors of a people enslaved by evildoers.

Tallow Jones

Wizard Detective

Author: Trevor H. Cooley

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781978046887


Page: 370

View: 7118

Tallow Jones is an all new action-packed Urban Fantasy novel, a detective tale full of mystery, magic, and murder! Give it a try today! Explore this new side of the Bowl of Souls universe! When Detective Douglas Jones' son goes missing under strange circumstances everyone assumes he ran away. The first break in the case comes when a long lost relative shows up with a new name and a strange tattoo on the palm of his left hand. His name is Tallow Jones. He is a private detective . . . and a wizard. A wizard is needed too because, in Atlanta, strange abductions are just the tip of the iceberg.

The Devil's Concubine

(The Devil of Ponong Series #1)

Author: Jill Braden

Publisher: Wayzgoose Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 246

View: 9650

QuiTai, ruthless concubine of Levapur’s mysterious crime lord, the Devil, receives an unexpected invitation to cocktails with disgraced Thampurian Kyam Zul. She doesn’t trust Kyam enough to drink anything he pours, and won’t help him no matter how hard he begs – or threatens. But when QuiTai’s ex-lover is murdered, Kyam is the only one who knows the name of the killer, and he won’t tell QuiTai unless she helps him first. The torpid back alleyways of Levapur’s tropical colony hide more than lovers. There are things with claws, beings with venomous fangs, and spies lurking in the jungle. Most of them want to keep their secrets. One of them wants QuiTai dead. (This is the first book in Jill Braden's critically acclaimed Devil of Ponong series. It is a complete, full-length novel, with no cliffhanger.)

The World Awakening

Author: Dan Koboldt

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062659103

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 1205

Stumbling Stone

Author: Julie Freestone,Rudi Raab

Publisher: Julie Freestone

ISBN: 9780996219204


Page: 250

View: 5807

Jewish women born to immigrant parents in the Bronx in 1944 don't get romantically involved with men who are cops, have German accents and look like Hitler youth leaders. But reporter Sarah Stern is drawn to Karl Schmidt and intrigued by his tangled family history. Stumbling Stone chronicles their journey across two continents and the discovery of sinister secrets they never could have imagined. This is a compelling work of fiction inspired by the remarkable histories of the authors.

The Slow Regard of Silent Things

Author: Patrick Rothfuss

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698184947

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 1109

Deep below the University, there is a dark place. Few people know of it: a broken web of ancient passageways and abandoned rooms. A young woman lives there, tucked among the sprawling tunnels of the Underthing, snug in the heart of this forgotten place. Her name is Auri, and she is full of mysteries. The Slow Regard of Silent Things is a brief, bittersweet glimpse of Auri’s life, a small adventure all her own. At once joyous and haunting, this story offers a chance to see the world through Auri’s eyes. And it gives the reader a chance to learn things that only Auri knows.... In this book, Patrick Rothfuss brings us into the world of one of The Kingkiller Chronicle’s most enigmatic characters. Full of secrets and mysteries, The Slow Regard of Silent Things is the story of a broken girl trying to live in a broken world.

Brimstone Blues

A Yancy Lazarus Novel

Author: James Hunter

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781977955111


Page: 348

View: 1518

A Demon King. An Infernal city. The whole world hangs in the balance. Yancy Lazarus-mage, bluesman, and demon-souled-is having the worst hangover of his life. He just woke up in a dingy hotel in literal Hell with one eye missing, an arm covered in swirling golden tattoos, and no recollection of the past six months. All he wants is to figure out how he ended up in the Great Below and whether there's a way home. But getting out of Hell is no easy feat. Yancy is the most wanted man in the Infernal city of Pandæmonium, and he's being hunted by demonic cutthroats for a series of high-profile murders he can't remember committing. Now, Lazarus will have to rely on the help of a shapeshifting stranger with a dark past to battle his way past a legion of freakish Hellions and the murderous Derby-Girl Nation to reclaim a weapon capable of killing even immortals. And to escape Hell? Well, he'll need to pull off the greatest coup the Abyss has seen since the Morning Star took on Heaven. If he fails, not only will the King of Pandæmonium roast his soul for eternity, but his friends will be left to the mercies of the Savage Prophet and the Morrigan, goddess of death.

Ulysses (Annotated)

Author: James Joyce

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736813767

Category: Fiction

Page: 1064

View: 622

Ulysses (1922) is a novel by the Irish author James Joyce. It was first serialised in parts in the American journal The Little Review from March 1918 to December 1920, and then published in its entirety by Sylvia Beach on 2 February 1922, in Paris. Joyce's technical innovations in the art of the novel... he used a complex network of symbolic parallels drawn from the mythology, history, and literature, and created a unique language of invented words, puns, and allusions. One of the most important works of Modernist literature, it has been called "a demonstration and summation of the entire movement". "Before Joyce, no writer of fiction had so foregrounded the process of thinking." Written over a seven-year period from 1914 to 1921. No book has ever been more eagerly and curiously awaited by the strange little inner circle of book-lovers and littérateurs than James Joyce's "Ulysses".

Chronicles of the Wizard-detective

Author: J. B. Markes

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781544139029


Page: 248

View: 8248

The Archseer has been murdered, leaving the Academy Magus-the world's foremost center of magical learning-leaderless. It's not that Isabel doesn't care; she just has her own problems to deal with right now. Being slowly ripped apart from the inside by the very spells she casts, she's running out of options. Enter Gustobald Pitch, expert necromancer and self-styled wizard-detective. Shunned by the good wizards of the academy, he will need Isabel's help if he is to uncover the plot, avenge the Archseer's death, and remember exactly where he left his smoking pipe. Necrospect is a light-hearted dark fantasy with just the right amount of quirk. So grab your wands and get ready! Dead men do tell tales.

A Moonlit Task

An Urban Fantasy Mystery Novel

Author: To Hansen

Publisher: Iceblazer Entertainment

ISBN: 9781946407030


Page: N.A

View: 6416

This ain't your grandma's cozy mystery! Retired librarian Nancy Moon never expected a tiger to jump on the hood of her car, nor did she expect to meet a dying witch in an alleyway. But when this widow agrees to fulfill the expiring woman's last wish, she must face her fears and venture into a world she knows nothing about. As Nancy delves deeper into a world of magic, mayhem, and monsters, she finds herself caught between saving herself and those she cares about. A Moonlit Task is an urban fantasy mystery novel with an epic plot set in a world of hidden magic and paranormal creatures. It is the first book in the End Gate Series by Tom Hansen. Readers of Patricia Briggs, Jim Butcher, and those who want an older protagonist in their fantasy will love this new twist on a familiar tale. Buy this book if you are tired of teenagers always saving the world!

Grave Beginnings

Author: R R Virdi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998104904


Page: N.A

View: 545

From Dragon Award-Nominated author R.R. Virdi Paranormal investigator and soul without a body, Vincent Graves, has 13 hours to solve a series of murders in Manhattan.