It?s a good thing Dru Anderson is fast. Because the sucker chasing her isn?t slowing down?and he won?t rest until he has tasted her blood and silenced her heart . . . Dru?s best friend, Graves, and her strange and handsome savior, Christophe, are ready to help her take on the ultimate evil. But will their battle for Dru?s heart get in the way of her survival?
When sixteen-year-old Dru's worst fears come true and Sergej kidnaps her best friend Graves, she embarks on a suicidal rescue mission in which she will test Christophe's training and try to defeat her mother's betrayer, Anna, for good.
Nobody expected Dru Anderson to survive this long. Not Graves. Not Christophe. Not even Dru herself. She's battled killer zombies, jealous djamphirs, and bloodthirsty suckers straight out of her worst nightmares. But now that Dru has bloomed into a full-fledged svetocha - rare, beautiful, and toxic to all vampires - the worst is yet to come. Because getting out alive is going to cost more than she's ever imagined. And in the end, is survival really worth the sacrifice?
Unnatural calm. A silent storm gathers. Extinction beckons. Survivors from mainland Europe and North America converge on Britain. Weary, confused, all come seeking answers; many come spoiling for a fight. What began with the Cleansing, and was hastened by the Beacon, nears fruition. Time is running out, and human numbers are too few to win the last battle alone. Unless help can be found from the unlikeliest of allies, failure is assured. Humankind faces its ultimate test. The Reckoning is upon us.
When the powerful patriarch of a Nebraska ranching family dies, his three sons discover he has left each of them an equal share of his ranch. As they struggle with a common bond to their larger-than-life father, their jealousy and mistrust threaten to destroy them all. Powerful drama.--Los Angeles Times
These eight volumes contain the works of Mary Shelley and include introductions and prefatory notes to each volume. Included in this edition are "Frankenstein" (1818), "Matilda" ((1819), "Valperga" (1823), "The Last Man" (1826), "Perkin Warbeck" (1830) and "Lodore" (1835).
After two volumes mainly introductory, Dr Needham now embarks upon his systematic study of the development of the natural sciences in China. The Sciences of the Earth follow: geography and cartography, geology, seismology and mineralogy. Dr Needham distinguishes parallel traditions of scientific cartography and religious cosmography in East and West, discussing orbocentric wheel-maps, the origins of the rectangular grid system, sailing charts and relief maps, Chinese survey methods, and the impact of Renaissance cartography on the East. Finally-and here Dr Needham's work has no Western predecessors-there are full accounts of the Chinese contribution to geology and mineralogy.