Receiving word that King John plans to import an African sorcerer whose unearthly powers threaten her entire kingdom, mystical Irish queen Maeve and her unlikely band of warriors confront a supernatural threat of unexpected malice. By the acclaimed author of Something Red. Original.
When millionaire Tobin Masters decided to kill himself, he never imagined that not only would he survive but he would also find himself transported to the dimension of hell. Enslaved by the living artifact known as the Throne of Darkness, Tobin is forced to become the observer, to record the events of the War of Ascension as seven terrible demon lords/ladies tear the world apart in their bid to become the next ruling Satan. However, this War of Ascension is unlike any that has come before it. The free humans, people who barely survive on the fringes of demonic society, have gotten their hands on a stone of power, a chance to put one of their own on the throne and send humans back home. The stage is set, the war has begun, and God help whoever wins.
Imprisoned by the powerful Cult of Turelem, Konrad the Sorcerer is given a chance at redemption when an apparition of a long-dead prophetess haunts the land. Konrad's investigation of the ghost leads him to the foreboding mountain fortress of Magas Komaron, where a mysterious ally instructs him in the secrets of sorcery. But can Konrad stop the mad sorcerer Bolond before it is too late?
This book argues that the throne motif constitutes the major interpretive key to the complex structure and theology of the book of Revelation. In the first part of the book, Gallusz examines the throne motif in the Old Testament, Jewish literature and Graeco-Roman sources. He moves on to devote significant attention to the throne of God texts of Revelation and particularly to the analysis of the throne-room vision (chs. 4&5), which is foundational for the development of the throne motif. Gallusz reveals how Revelation utilizes the throne motif as the central principle for conveying a theological message, since it appears as the focus of the author from the outset to the climax of the drama. The book concludes with an investigation into the rhetorical impact of the motif and its contribution to the theology of Revelation. Gallusz finally shows that the throne, what it actually represents, is of critical significance both to Revelation's theism and to God's dealing with the problem of evil in the course of human history.
The country of Argent teeters on the edge of disaster, and war looms over them when eighteen-year-old Dairdra is thrown into the role of Queen. As she watches her world crumbling around her, she must decide whether to stand up in the position of Queen or to flee the troubles around her and appoint a regent. Meanwhile, her Royal Mage, who has sworn to protect her, must decide between his sister and his loyalty to his Queen. He can divulge the knowledge he has to his Queen and save her kingdom whilst dooming his own sister, or he can save his sister and perhaps cost Dairdra her life. Can he save his sister and his Queen while surviving the coming storm? The fate of the war is in their hands, but will they be able to stand together to come out of this war victorious? Only time can tell.
Arenadd Taranisäii, infamous leader of the Northern people, has vanished. Only his half-breed daughter Laela knows what happened to him. Left to rule her father’s Kingdom, Laela is all that stands in the way of the war her cousin Saeddryn wants to declare. But Laela faces a far more dangerous enemy: the Night God herself wants Laela dead. Faced by enemies on all sides, Laela must learn to rule, and survive, with her griffin partner Oeka by her side. As allies come from unexpected places, someone new will enter Laela’s life: the mysterious shapeshifter Kullervo. But soon the Night God will send the most dangerous enemy of all—the deadly Shadow That Walks, an invincible murderer created to fulfill only one mission: kill Laela.
This 1937 successor to Last and First Men offers another entrancing speculative history of the future. Cited as a key influence by science-fiction masters such as Doris Lessing, its bold exploration of the cosmos ventures into intelligent star clusters and mingles among alien races for a memorable vision of infinity.
Professor Markus Kellow was the first to suspect that the anomalous energy burst the Stargazer Observatory intercepted was of such significance that he set out with nothing more than a Geiger counter to confront the aliens he suspected were located in a mountain range near Area 51. Now, fifty years later, after another energy signature is captured by the observatory, Simon Forrest sets out on his own investigation to discover what dreaded creatures could be lurking within walking distance of his home. Deep within the mountain range, Simon discovered a strange woman, Kai'alla, who told him that she was guarding the most coveted treasure the whole of mankind could imagine. But Simon found that discovering who this ancient woman really was turned out to be the most coveted secret mankind could imagine.