Children of Blood and Bone

Goldener Zorn

Author: Tomi Adeyemi

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104909962

Category: Fiction

Page: 94

View: 2839

Sie töteten meine Mutter. Sie raubten uns die Magie. Sie zwangen uns in den Staub. Jetzt erheben wir uns. Zélies Welt war einst voller Magie. Flammentänzer spielten mit dem Feuer, Geistwandler schufen schillernde Träume, und Seelenfänger wie Zélies Mutter wachten über Leben und Tod. Bis zu der Nacht, als ihre Kräfte versiegten und der machthungrige König von Orïsha jeden einzelnen Magier töten ließ. Die Blutnacht beraubte Zélie ihrer Mutter und nahm einem ganzen Volk die Hoffnung. Jetzt hat Zélie eine einzige Chance, die Magie nach Orïsha zurückzuholen. Ihre Mission führt sie über dunkle Pfade, wo rachedurstige Geister lauern, und durch glühende Wüsten, die ihr alles abverlangen. Dabei muss sie ihren Feinden immer einen Schritt voraus sein. Besonders dem Kronprinzen, der mit allen Mitteln verhindern will, dass die Magie je wieder zurückkehrt ... Der internationale Bestseller! Große Kinoverfilmung bereits in Arbeit bei Fox 2000 (»Twilight«, »Das Schicksal ist ein mieser Verräter«)

The Bone Book

A Photographic Lab Manual for Identifying and Siding Human Bones

Author: Robert W. Mann

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 0398091633

Category: Bones

Page: 390

View: 7896

This manual is the culmination of more than 35 years of skeletal analysis, teaching forensic anthropology and conducting skeletal research at universities and museums in the U.S., Asia, Pacific, Africa, and Europe. While there are many illustrated human osteology and anatomy books available to students and professionals, there is none that approaches the topic of identifying and siding human bones quite like The Bone Book, with its large, annotated color photographs and easy-to-follow steps. Designed for use in either the lab or the field, the book covers the material from top to bottom—from cranium to metatarsals and phalanges—with the help of more than 400 vivid, full-color photographs, clearly annotated to highlight key features. Complex bones, such as the cranium, are shown in multiple photos (including several “exploded” or disarticulated skulls, showing how the complex bones fit together). In addition to the photos, the book offers easy-to-follow instructions and mnemonic tips that guide the reader, step by step, through the process of identifying every individual bone and which side of the body it came from. The Bone Book can be used as a stand-alone reference or as a companion to other sources. Although most of the photos show adult bones, the book also includes helpful photos of subadult bones and even fetal bones, which some forensic cases involve. The Bone Book will contribute to filling a gap in identifying and siding bones more easily and, in that sense, add to the body of anthropological, anatomical, and medical literature. It will be useful to anthropology students, anatomists, surgeons, medical examiners, and others working with the human skeleton.

The Bone Season - Die Träumerin

Roman

Author: Samantha Shannon

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827076633

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 9383

Sie ist stark, sie ist schnell, und sie kann etwas, was sonst niemand kann: die Gedanken anderer lesen. In einer Welt, in der Freiheit verachtet und Träume verboten sind, wächst die junge Paige zu einer Kämpferin heran. Doch dann wird sie erwischt und in eine geheime Stadt verschleppt, in der ein fremdes Volk herrscht, die Rephaim. Und wo sie Warden trifft, den jungen Rephait mit den goldenen Augen. Er ist das schönste und unheimlichste Wesen, das sie je gesehen hat. Seine Gedanken sind ihr ein Rätsel. Und ausgerechnet ihm soll Paige von nun an als Sklavin dienen...

Das Knochenband

Thriller

Author: Stuart MacBride

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641145414

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 336

Ein abgründiger neuer Fall für Detective Logan McRae. Der erste Tote wird mit einem brennenden Reifen um den Hals gefunden, es gibt außerdem Anzeichen einer Strangulierung sowie diverse Stichwunden. Zur gleichen Zeit hinterlässt jemand kleine Knochenbündel vor Detective Inspector Logan McRaes Tür, die dieser jedoch ignoriert. Als eine weitere Leiche gefunden wird, zeigt sich eine Verbindung zwischen den Morden und der Handlung eines Bestsellers um Hexen und Hexenjäger, der gerade in Aberdeen verfilmt wird. Und plötzlich erweisen sich auch die Knochenbündel als weit weniger harmlos, als McRae dachte ...

An Echo in the Bone

Author: Diana Gabaldon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409111962

Category: Fiction

Page: 992

View: 8265

The triumphant seventh novel in the bestselling phenomenon that is the Outlander series. The year is 1777. The place, North Carolina. And as the American rebellion grows in intensity, Highlander Jamie Fraser and his wife Claire need to decide which side their family is going to be on. The choice should be an easy one, given that Claire was born in the twentieth century and has already seen the future - in history books. But things are never simple where the Frasers are concerned, as father and son unwittingly come face to face on the battlefield, and an old adversary reaches forward in time to threaten the next generation. Up to now, Claire and Jamie's love has survived every danger history has put in their path, but in the chaos of war, with families bitterly divided against each other, is the future finally going to catch up with them?

Rule of the Bone

A Novel

Author: Russell Banks

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006212319X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 6103

When we first meet him, Chappie is a punked-out teenager living with his mother and abusive stepfather in an upstate New York trailer park. During this time, he slips into drugs and petty crime. Rejected by his parents, out of school and in trouble with the police, he claims for himself a new identity as a permanent outsider; he gets a crossed-bones tattoo on his arm, and takes the name "Bone." He finds dangerous refuge with a group of biker-thieves, and then hides in the boarded-up summer house of a professor and his wife. He finally settles in an abandoned schoolbus with Rose, a child he rescues from a fast-talking pedophile. There Bone meets I-Man, an exiled Rastafarian, and together they begin a second adventure that takes the reader from Middle America to the ganja-growing mountains of Jamaica. It is an amazing journey of self-discovery through a world of magic, violence, betrayal and redemption.

Baptized to the Bone

Author: Dave Johnson

Publisher: Dramatist's Play Service

ISBN: 9780822220671

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 55

View: 6491

THE STORY: Ottis, a strapping young man in a small Southern town, is creating a Gospel Poetry Opera. He is dying to go away and produce the work in New York but has no money and few prospects--until he decides to hustle Gladys, a local preacher's

The Bone Book

An Orthopedic Pocket Manual

Author: Sumon Nandi,Selvon F. St. Clair

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781461430902

Category: Medical

Page: 225

View: 339

The Bone Book: An Orthopedic Pocket Manual is a complete guide to the essentials of orthopedics in today's busy hospital and outpatient settings. Concise chapters provide the basic knowledge that all orthopedic surgery residents, medical students, and supporting staff must know to handle the full range of conditions, injuries, and diseases for patients in the operating room and emergency department. Included are essentials of musculoskeletal anatomy, physical examination, orthopedic emergencies, and emergency room consults, including care for fractures, dislocations, bone/joint infections, and spinal cord injuries. Additional chapters cover operative room basics, such as patient positioning, prepping, and draping, and common orthopedic techniques, such as splinting, joint aspiration, and regional blocks. By compiling information commonly passed down from senior to junior surgeon, the authors have distilled a wide range of orthopedic fundamentals into one easy-to-read book.

Die Knochenuhren

Author: David Mitchell

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644047219

Category: Fiction

Page: 816

View: 6408

An einem verschlafenen Sommertag des Jahres 1984 begegnet die junge Holly Sykes einer alten Frau, die ihr im Tausch für «Asyl» einen kleinen Gefallen tut. Jahrzehnte werden vergehen, bis Holly Sykes genau versteht, welche Bedeutung die alte Frau dadurch für ihre Existenz bekommen hat. Die Knochenuhren folgt den Wendungen von Holly Sykes’ Leben von einer tristen Kindheit am Unterlauf der Themse bis zum hohen Alter an Irlands Atlantikküste, in einer Zeit, da Europa das Öl ausgeht. Ein Leben, das gar nicht so ungewöhnlich ist und doch punktiert durch seltsame Vorahnungen, Besuche von Leuten, die sich aus dem Nichts materialisieren, Zeitlöcher und andere kurze Aussetzer der Gesetze der Wirklichkeit. Denn Holly – Tochter, Schwester, Mutter, Hüterin – ist zugleich die unwissende Protagonistin einer mörderischen Fehde, die sich in den Schatten und dunklen Winkeln unserer Welt abspielt – ja, sie wird sich vielleicht sogar als deren entscheidende Waffe erweisen. Metaphysischer Thriller, moralische Betrachtung und Chronik unseres selbstzerstörerischen Handelns – dieser kaleidoskopische Roman mit seiner Vielfalt von Themen, Schauplätzen und Zeiten birst vor Erfindungsreichtum und jener Intelligenz, die David Mitchell zu einem der herausragenden Autoren seiner Generation gemacht hat.

Angriff der unsinkbaren Gummienten

Roman

Author: Christopher Brookmyre

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462308599

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 9322

Brookmyre at his best: Wie schon in Die hohe Kunst des Bankraubs legt der Schotte einen skurrilen und wahnwitzig klugen Kriminalroman vor: diesmal über den Aberglauben derer, die unbeirrbar nach dem Übersinnlichen suchen, und die verbrecherischen Tricks jener, die genau dies ausnutzen. Telepathie und Stimmen aus dem Jenseits? Gegenstände, die sich aus der Luft materialisieren? Alles Hokuspokus, Aberglaube und Spinnerei? Nachdem Gabriel Lafayette, der amerikanische TV-Star mit besonderen Gaben, die er selbst einen Fluch nennt, in einer beeindruckenden Séance mit der verstorbenen Frau des Möbeltycoons Lemuel gesprochen hat, will dieser an der Uni Glasgow ein wissenschaftliches Institut zur Untersuchung paranormaler Phänomene gründen.Vorher soll Lafayette unter strengster Kontrolle seine Gabe unter Beweis stellen. Eine wissenschaftliche Sensation von historischem Ausmaß! Aber kann das wirklich wahr sein? Jack Parlabane, seines Zeichens Journalist von der unbequemen Sorte ( jedenfalls für korrupte Politiker oder betrügerische Firmenbosse), hat Zweifel. Er ist einer, dem man nichts vormachen kann – und der eigentlich jede Art von Geisterglaube und Parapsychologie für Quatsch hält. Doch es geschehen immer unerklärlichere Dinge, und in Jack keimt der Zweifel. Aber dann überschlagen sich die Ereignisse, und er entdeckt die perfekte Undercover-Tarnung für die fetteste Story, die er je am Haken hatte.Christopher Brookmyre überschüttet uns wie schon in Die hohe Kunst des Bankraubs mit Täuschungsmanövern, Tricks und falschen Ködern, bis man beinahe bereit ist, an wirklich alles zu glauben – und zieht dann elegant grinsend den Stöpsel.

Magic to the Bone

Author: Devon Monk

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141972394

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9910

"Using magic, meant it used you back. Forget the fairytale hocus pocus, sparkles and pixie dust crap. Magic, like booze, sex, and drugs, gave as good as it got" Everything has a cost. And every act of magic exacts a price from its user, maybe a two-day migraine, or losing the memory of your first kiss. But some people want to use magic without paying and they Offload the cost onto innocents. When that happens, it falls to a Hound to identify the spell's caster - and Allie Beckstrom is the best there is. Daughter of a prominent Portland businessman, Allie would rather moonlight as a Hound than accept the family fortune - and the strings that come with it. But when she discovers a little boy dying from a magic Offload that has her father's signature all over it, Allie is thrown into the high stakes world of corporate espionage and black magic ...

Fever Of The Bone

(Tony Hill and Carol Jordan, Book 6)

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748114696

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 8273

'As good a psychological thriller as it is possible to get' SUNDAY EXPRESS 'McDermid remains unrivalled . . . Brilliant' OBSERVER 'So gripping that it puts your life on hold' THE TIMES * From the number one bestseller and queen of crime Val Mcdermid comes . . . FEVER OF THE BONE Meet Tony Hill's most twisted adversary - a killer with a shopping list of victims, a killer unmoved by youth and innocence, a killer driven by the most perverted of desires. The murder and mutilation of teenager Jennifer Maidment is horrific enough on its own. But it's not long before Tony realises it's just the start of a brutal and ruthless campaign that's targeting an apparently unconnected group of young people. Struggling with the newly-awakened ghosts of his own past and desperate for distraction in his work, Tony battles to find the answers that will give him personal and professional satisfaction in his most testing investigation yet. Now an award-winning ITV Show, Wire In The Blood * More praise for Val McDermid: 'Another stellar read from McDermid, and further evidence that her "Queen of Crime" status will not be challenged' SCOTSMAN 'A compulsively readable tale' IRISH TIMES 'One of today's most accomplished writers' LITERARY REVIEW

Tender At The Bone

Author: Ruth Reichl

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448117313

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 9390

Fast, funny, always near the knuckle.The best kind of food writing - it makes you hungry' Elizabeth Luard'While all good food writers are humorous.few are so riotously, effortlessly entertaining as Ruth Reichl..[She] is also witty, fair-minded, brave, and a wonderful writer' New York Times Review of Books At an early age, Ruth Reichl discovered that 'food could be a way of making sense of the world. If you watched people as they ate, you could find out who they were.' Her deliciously crafted memoir, Tender at the Bone, is the story of a life determined, enhanced, and defined in equal measure by a passion for food, unforgettable people and the love of tales well told. Beginning with Reichl's mother, the notorious food poisoner known as the Queen of the Mold, Reichl introduces us to the fascinating characters who shaped her world and her tastes, from the gourmand Monsieur du Croix, who served Reichl her first soufflé, to those at her politically correct table in Berkeley who championed the organic food revolution in the 1970s. Spiced with Reichl's infectious humour and sprinkled with her favourite recipes, Tender at the Bone is a witty and compelling chronicle of a culinary sensualist's coming-of-age.

The Bone Book Prophecy

Author: Marie E. Wood

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781481133579

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 228

View: 576

For Taylin being fifteen was strange enough. Now an unexplainable scent is raging from her body and no amount of showers or perfume will cover it. She narrowly escapes the attack of a mysterious creature. And suddenly, she can hear the thoughts inside Daniel Thompson's mind. Taylin turns to her best friend, Janie, for help. She soon finds herself drawn into a completely different reality from what she knew. Secrets unfold as she learns that Nephilim Giants live amongst us. An elite group of soldiers, The Children of the Seers, fight a silent war to keep the world safe from catastrophic occurrences. Taylin discovers that she is a Seer and begins to unravel the mystery surrounding her father's disappearance. The first threat on hand, the Seers must stop Adelbaum Beckenbauer from stealing the ancient Nephilim Giant bones that are on display at the Museum of Archeological Finds...

Bad to the Bone

Author: Philip Caveney

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755393562

Category: Fiction

Page: 298

View: 7193

The Deceivers are a rock band at the height of their powers when guitarist Scott Griffin ODs gruesomely on-stage. For co-songwriter and lead singer Jenny Slade it's a devastating loss. To get Jenny and the band back on the rails, their manager books them into The Grange, a rehearsal/studio complex in the remote Welsh countryside, hoping that the change of scene will get the band's creative juices flowing again. But The Grange is not quite the rural idyll it seems. Its enigmatic owner, Gareth Reed, has an unhealthy interest in bizarre occult practices, and far from exorcising the ghosts of the past, The Grange seems to act as a magnet for the most disturbing spiritual phenomena. And then the killings begin...

Close to the Bone

Memoirs of Hurt, Rage, and Desire

Author: Laurie Stone

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802135827

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 3625

Close to the Bone scouts the territories of sex, the family, loneliness, the city, addiction, and AIDS, but these are not passive tales of victimization. Rather, these writers speak in voices that are unflinching, unerring, and filled with revelation.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Zwischen den Welten 1

Author: Laini Taylor

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 310401339X

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 3203

Es war einmal, da verliebten sich ein Engel und ein Teufel ineinander. Es ging nicht gut aus. Karou ist etwas Besonderes. Sie hat blaue Haare so glänzend wie Seide und filigrane Tattoos. Sie ist in den düsteren Gassen Prags genauso zuhause wie auf den Märkten von Marrakesch, und sie spricht fast alle Sprachen der Welt, nicht nur die der Menschen. Doch Karou hat ein Geheimnis. Manchmal verschwindet sie für Tage, ohne jemandem zu sagen wohin. Außerdem kennt nicht einmal sie selbst ihre wahre Herkunft. Bis eines Tages auf der ganzen Welt mysteriöse schwarze Handabdrücke an Türen erscheinen. Geflügelte Fremde, die durch einen Spalt im Himmel geschlüpft sind, brennen sie in Holz und Metall. Einen von Ihnen trifft Karou in der pulsierenden Altstadt von Marrakesch – und eine Liebe beginnt, deren Wurzeln tief in eine gewalttätige Vergangenheit reichen. Am Ende wird sie mehr über sich erfahren, als sie sich jemals hätte vorstellen können.

Down to the Bone

Quantum Gravity Book Five

Author: Justina Robson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575089113

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 1947

Lila Black faces her greatest challange yet as she takes herself, her dead lover and the AI in her head into death's realm. The Quantum Gravity series, set in a world where our reality mixes with other dimensions that are the homes to Faeries, elementals and demons, is unique in modern SF - a series that is willing to incorporate legend, myth and magic while maintaining a rigorous approach to scientific and pyschological reality. And in Lila Black Justina Robson has created an enduringly strong yet quirkily human and flawed heroine.

The NightShade Forensic Files: Garden of Bone (Book 6)

Author: A.J. Scudiere

Publisher: Griffyn Ink

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

View: 6478

Your favorite NightShade agents are back, only Eleri and Donovan are now on their own. This time they aren’t working with the FBI, and the case is as personal as it can get… FBI Agent Eleri Eames was there the day her sister disappeared at eight years old. However, Eleri is the only one who knows that her sister is already dead and has been for quite some time. When a skeleton is unearthed in New Orleans, Eleri is convinced it belongs to Emmaline. The age and ancestry of the remains are a match, and there’s something telling Eleri that New Orleans is the place where her sister lived and died. As Eleri hunts for answers, demons—old and new—begin following her. The Lobomau have been entering the city in ever-increasing numbers, and that might just have something to do with the Dauphine sisters and their long family history of witchcraft and voodoo. Eleri desperately needs her partner Donovan on this case with her, but can he risk his own job to help her? Eleri’s ancestry may have imbued her with some powers, but compared to her own great-grandmother and the Dauphines, she’s untrained and untested at best. When the bones turn out not to belong to her sister, Eleri has to ask how a case so similar to Emmaline’s even exists…and is it an arrow pointed to her own twisted family history? This is the sixth installment in the award-winning NightShade Forensic Files. Can be read as a standalone.

The Bone People

A Novel

Author: Keri Hulme

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 9780807130728

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 9504

Integrating both Maori myth and New Zealand reality, The Bone People became the most successful novel in New Zealand publishing history when it appeared in 1984. Set on the South Island beaches of New Zealand, a harsh environment, the novel chronicles the complicated relationships between three emotional outcasts of mixed European and Maori heritage. Kerewin Holmes is a painter and a loner, convinced that "to care for anything is to invite disaster." Her isolation is disrupted one day when a six-year-old mute boy, Simon, breaks into her house. The sole survivor of a mysterious shipwreck, Simon has been adopted by a widower Maori factory worker, Joe Gillayley, who is both tender and horribly brutal toward the boy. Through shifting points of view, the novel reveals each character's thoughts and feelings as they struggle with the desire to connect and the fear of attachment. Compared to the works of James Joyce in its use of indigenous language and portrayal of consciousness, The Bone People captures the soul of New Zealand. After twenty years, it continues to astonish and enrich readers around the world.