Slaine, Ukko his faithful, evil smelling dwarf and trainee priestess nest visit the fortress of the ever-living ones. These arch-druids may hold the key to the final defeat of the evil forces oppressing Slaine's people, but a chance encounter hurls Slaine and his allies through time to ever-greater battles."
Steve MacManus, the editor of 2000 AD during its 1980s heyday, lifts the lid on how the UK’s most important comic came into existence and his extraordinary role in shaping it into a industry-revolutionising icon. In 1973, a twenty-year-old MacManus joined Fleetway Publications as a sub-editor on UK adventure title Valiant. Six years later he took charge of the company’s most celebrated weekly, 2000 AD, shepherding it through its ‘Golden Age’ as he commissioned numerous hit series such as The Ballad of Halo Jones, Sláine, Rogue Trooper, Nemesis the Warlock and more. For many he remains the definitive editor of the multi-award-winning SF anthology. Now, in this warm and witty memoir, MacManus vividly describes the fiercely creative environment that was British comics in the 1970s and ‘80s – from Battle and Action to the stellar rise of 2000 AD and Judge Dredd, he details the personalities at play and the corporate politics and deadline battles he and others engaged in on a daily basis. With keen insight, MacManus reveals how 2000 AD defined comics for a generation and became a global phenomenon.
A romance to help you find your true self and spirituality by having lots of sex! Sylvia Dharma has a holiday romance with Remus Jallow, a West African palm tapper, and moves to The Gambia. She becomes involved with a Botswana hitman to take on the dangerous Bob Jatta, a sexually dysfunctional people trafficker whom she has publicly offended. Her estranged husband, Jeffrey, goes to India and finds love in the Tibetan community of Dharamsala. He forms a cult of sexual self-realisation with Sylvia's former lover, Remus. The two are joined by a Japanese adult video star and her grown-up aborted daughter. Guidance comes from a beer-loving Jesus with a little help from Jagannath, Lord of the Universe; and the words of Leonard Cohen. 'A cracking good read, ' Alan Macmillan Orr, author of The Little Book of Life and The Natural Mind - Waking Up, Volumes 1-3.
Torn between two worlds, desperate to save one love. The Summer Court is nothing like Sebastian remembers. The oppressed lower classes are drained of their magick, and around every corner political intrigues threaten an already unstable regime. Sebastian’s only hope of surviving the Court and bringing home Prince Lyne’s traitorous brother lies with Duine, a magickless Unseelie servant desperate to win his freedom. A servant for whom Sebastian, an estranged Seelie royal himself, is developing a dangerous and deepening affection. But behind the mask Duine wears are secrets as dangerous as what’s smoldering between them. And the more Duine helps Sebastian navigate Court life, the more it becomes clear the servant is not who he appears to be. How he came to be the whipping boy of one of the most powerful and corrupt faeries in the Summer Court is a truth Sebastian is determined to uncover, even if it puts him at odds with the very people who can lead him to the missing Unseelie prince. When a powerful enemy steps from the shadows, it could spell the end not just for the Unseelie, but for both faerie Courts. Sebastian must choose: complete the mission and earn his place among the Unseelie who took him in, or risk his very life to ensure freedom for the man he loves. This book is approximately 100,000 words One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise!