VOLUME 01: THE AGENDA. There is a world which functions as a middle ground in an unseen war between angels and demons from two rival eternal orders... The Order of Heaven & the Order of Death! A curious young KnightAngel from the Order of Heaven gets more than he bargains for when he infiltrates the Realm of Death disguised! Sparks fly as it is made clear that he is not the only one with an agenda...! (International Edition)
Featuring cast interviews, behind-the-scenes secrets from the writers and creators, plus a host of in-depth features, it¡¯s time to remember the heroes of Angel. Each volume brings together a collection of the best of the Official Angel Magazine content, celebrating the unforgettable vampire with a soul, his ongoing quest for redemption, and those that helped him along the way. This un-missable volume collects together cast and crew interviews, in-depth features and behind-the-scenes pictures and secrets, making it an essential read for Angel fans old and new. Features content previously published in the official Angel Magazine.
A selection of texts by Elizabeth Gaskell, accompanied by annotations. It brings together Gaskell academics to provide readers with scholarship on her work and seeks to bring the crusading spirit and genius of the writer into the 21st century to take her place as a major Victorian writer.
The soul of Sirius desperately clings to a fragile limbo between life and death, struggling to keep out of Medusa's grasp. One step across the river of death and his soul will be lost to her forever. The evil witch's attack leaves Misty-Rain unconscious. When she finally awakens, the young girl must seek out the truth to her origins and uncover a secret to which even the gods are blind. Even the Great King of Darkness will lose his soul to the underworld unless she can find it. The fate of all now hangs in delicate balance around Misty-Rain.
As long as there have been vampires, there has been the Slayer. One girl in the all the world, to find them where they gather and to stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their numbers. Around Sunnydale, they say a scarecrow saturated with Halloween rain will come alive and slaughter anyone in sight. (Lovely place, Sunnydale.) Buffy's best friends, Xander and Willow, used to think the tale was nonsense -- but after a few adventures with Buffy, they're not so sure. Even without a maniacal scarecrow, a Sunnydale Halloween is a truly horrific happening. There are enough zombies and vampires about, ready to party hearty and eat some brains, to keep the Slayer and her friends up all night. And then rain starts to fall....
The course of love in Sunnydale never runs smoothly, especially for Buffy Summers the Vampire Slayer and her boyfriend, Angel the vampire. They're going through the usual early stages of a romantic relationship -- dressing to impress, going on coffee dates, and saving the world. When Buffy tries to be more like the girls from Angel's distant past, she succeeds a little too well -- becoming helpless in the face of real evil. Career week at school finds Buffy questioning her future as the Slayer -- and all the relationship baggage that title comes with -- until an unexpected ally gives new insight into her calling. And when Angel is taken hostage by an old acquaintance with sinister plans, Buffy realizes she must draw on all her passion to save the one she loves. Now, collected for the first time, are three stories from the hit-TV series chronicling Buffy and Angel's growing romantic relationship.
Key second-temple texts with introductions and notes by an international team of scholars--now available in affordable softcover bindings. The writers of the Bible lived in a world filled with many writings. Some of these documents are lost forever, but many have been preserved. Part of these extant sources are the Pseudepigrapha. This collection of Jewish and Christian writings shed light on early Judaism and Christianity and their doctrines. This landmark set includes all 65 Pseudepigraphical documents from the intertestamental period that reveal the ongoing development of Judaism and the roots from which the Christian religion took its beliefs. A scholarly authority on each text contributes a translation, introduction, and critical notes for each text. Volume 2 includes expansions of the "Old Testament" legends, wisdom, and philosophical literature; prayers, psalms, and odes; and fragments of lost Judeo-Hellenistic Works. Contributors include E. Isaac, B.M. Metzger, J.R. Mueller, S.E. Robinson, D.J. Harrington, G.T. Zervos, and many others. Of enormous value to scholars and students, religious professionals and interested laypeople. Part of Anchor Yale Reference Library.
When a mysterious water beast arrives in Sunnyvale, followed by members of the Watcher's Council who claim they have matters under control, Buffy does some digging to discover if there is a connection between the beast and the Council.
Buffy thought she'd finished the Master when she dusted him. But in Sunnydale things have a way of coming back. . . . The Master may be dead, but he is not forgotten. One of the vampire lord's devotees sets out to alter the past so that he can resurrect the Master without Buffy's meddling. When he conjures up a portal to transport his minions through time, the vampires are poised to murder the most powerful slayers in history! It is up to the Scoobies to stop the Master's followers before they break the chain of slayers. Giles, Xander, Willow, and Buffy pursue the vamps back in time through the portal to save the slayers of the past. They must track the bloodsuckers from the French Revolution to the American Civil War without getting detected -- or worse! But you can't change the past without changing the present. . . .
See the X-Men from the very beginning with the debut of Cyclops, Angel, Beast, Iceman and Marvel Girl, Professor X's teen team with a mission of peace and brotherhood for man and mutant, in their first battle with the Master of Magnetism, Magneto. Written by Stan "The Man" Lee and illustrated by Jack "King" Kirby, it's super-hero adventure at its very best! Collects Uncanny X-Men (1963) #1-10.
New slayer Faith appears strong, sexy, and willful when she arrives in Sunnydale, qualities Buffy learns to admire and work with, until Faith's impulsive attitude and inability to cope with consequences push her over the edge.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer When a smart, well-balanced student suddenly shoots his family and then himself, Buffy and her gang suspect the usual vampires, demons or witches. But when it turns out that everyday stuff like drugs, pressure and thwarted love are to blame, Buffy decides to dig a little deeper.
The strongest magick ever distilled, and the deadliest butcher England has ever known... Buffy Summers is on the trail of a killer demon in Sunnydale, and reluctantly accepts the help of Spike. Anything's better than his moping around. But Spike -- as usual -- has his own agenda, and it involves something the demon is carrying: a vial of pure magickal power. Spike knows plenty of people and demons who will pay top dollar for this vial: Doc, Rack...and an ancient evil known as The First. Spike has encountered The First before. In the good old days in Victorian London, when Spike, Drusilla, Angelus, and Darla ran through the night in pursuit of dark fun, another evil being was stalking the streets, dispatching young women with brutal efficiency. But when the so-called "Jack the Ripper" struck too close to their twisted "family," the vampires found themselves on the same side as the Slayer of that time. Working to bring down Jack, and running afoul of The First, Spike and the Slayer formed an uneasy alliance, which followed Spike all through the twentieth century to present day Sunnydale, now blanketed in a mysterious fog....
On the road to find whoever is looking to destroy him and pining after Buffy, Spike the vampire reluctantly joins forces with his former nemesis in Los Angeles as they seek to recover a centuries-old stone containing mystical powers.
After Dawn discovers the truth about herself, Giles attempts to make a pact with the demon Krathalal to protect Buffy, and is then forced to re-examine the events of the Slayer's eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth birthdays.