Autumn Bones

Agent of Hel

Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101626526

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 8015

New York Times bestselling author Jacqueline Carey returns to the curious Midwest tourist community where normal and paranormal worlds co-exist—however tenuously—under the watchful eye of a female hellspawn… Fathered by an incubus, raised by a mortal mother, and liaison to the Pemkowet Police Department, Daisy Johanssen pulled the community together after a summer tragedy befell the resort town she calls home. Things are back to normal—as normal as it gets for a town famous for its supernatural tourism, and presided over by the reclusive Norse goddess Hel. Not only has Daisy now gained respect as Hel’s enforcer, she’s dating Sinclair Palmer, a nice, seemingly normal human guy. Not too shabby for the daughter of a demon. Unfortunately, Sinclair has a secret. And it’s a big one. He’s descended from Obeah sorcerers and they want him back. If he doesn’t return to Jamaica to take up his rightful role in the family, they’ll unleash spirit magic that could have dire consequences for the town. It’s Daisy’s job to stop it, and she’s going to need a lot of help. But time is running out, the dead are growing restless, and one mistake could cost Daisy everything…

Mysterium and Mystery

The Clerical Crime Novel

Author: William David Spencer

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809318087

Category: Religion

Page: 344

View: 6998

A reprint of the first book on the topic of the cleric as a crime-solver in fiction. Mysterium and Mystery by William David Spencer is a primary reference of meticulous scholarship for anyone interested in mystery literature.

Die Puppenkönigin – Das Geheimnis eines Sommers

Author: Holly Black

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3641109213

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 8456

Ein Geistermädchen, drei Freunde und das Abenteuer ihres Lebens Zach, Poppy und Alice sind schon ihr Leben lang allerbeste Freunde. Sie lieben es, sich für ihre Actionfiguren aus der Kindheit Geschichten einer magischen Welt, die voller Abenteuer und Heldentum ist, auszudenken. Doch dieses Spiel nimmt eines Nachts eine schaurige Wendung. Alice und Poppy tauchen bei Zach auf und erzählen ihm von einer Reihe furchteinflößender Ereignisse. Poppy schwört, dass sie seit einiger Zeit von einer Porzellanpuppe ihrer Mutter heimgesucht wird, die behauptet, die Seele eines vor langer Zeit ermordeten Mädchens in sich zu tragen. Erst wenn die Freunde sie zu dem Ort des Verbrechens zurückgebracht und dort begraben haben, werde sie Ruhe geben. Andernfalls wird sie die drei Freunde verfolgen - bis in alle Ewigkeit!

Naturally Beautiful

An Inspirational Romance Novel

Author: Debra Fulton-White

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440104468

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

View: 5001

Autumn's Song What would you do if you recently inherited more money than you could ever count in an entire lifetime? What if you were constantly considered one of the most beautiful young bi-racial women in the world? What would you do about the unfortunate hunger situation that exists right here in the United States of America? What if you couldn’t decide what to do with yourself after college graduation? What should you do with all of the blessings that have been bestowed upon you? In this Inspirational Romance novel you will find the answers to these questions and more. Despite the fact that Autumn Flowers struggles with herself to discover where her passions truly lie, her priorities align to reveal the depths of her innermost desires. She is tormented by concerns of the heart when she attempts to adopt a homeless bi-racial child, she is devastated when her aunt dies and leaves her to manage the affairs of her multi-million dollar estate, she suffers with grief when her life-long caretaker is stricken with cancer, and the man of her dreams who happens to be white has moved to Italy after college graduation. Her heart of gold is revealed throughout this tale of self-realization, independence, and giving back to God.


Das Zeichen : Roman / aus dem Engl. von Ann Lecker. Buch 1

Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453522565


Page: 953

View: 2575

Dark Currents

Agent of Hel

Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101615400

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 3358

The Midwestern resort town of Pemkowet boasts a diverse population: eccentric locals, wealthy summer people, and tourists by the busload—not to mention fairies, sprites, vampires, naiads, ogres, and a whole host of eldritch folk, presided over by Hel, a reclusive Norse goddess. To Daisy Johanssen, fathered by an incubus and raised by a single mother, it’s home. And as Hel’s enforcer and the designated liaison to the Pemkowet Police Department, it’s up to her to ensure relations between the mundane and eldritch communities run smoothly. But when a young man from a nearby college drowns—and signs point to eldritch involvement—the town’s booming paranormal tourism trade is at stake. Teamed up with her childhood crush, Officer Cody Fairfax, a sexy werewolf on the down-low, Daisy must solve the crime—and keep a tight rein on the darker side of her nature. For if she’s ever tempted to invoke her demonic birthright, it could accidentally unleash nothing less than Armageddon.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Anthropology, Prehistoric

Page: N.A

View: 9769

Die Knochenuhren

Author: David Mitchell

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644047219

Category: Fiction

Page: 816

View: 8398

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.

Poison Fruit

Agent of Hel

Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698158636

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 8534

The hot-as-Hel series with the “Sookie Stackhouse type of vibe” (Paranormal Haven) is back—but this time the paranormal Midwestern town of Pemkowet is feeling a frost in the air and the residents are frozen in fear.... The Pemkowet Visitors Bureau has always promoted paranormal tourism—even if it has downplayed the risks (hobgoblins are unpredictable). It helps that the town is presided over by Daisy Johanssen, who as Hel’s liaison is authorized by the Norse goddess of the dead to keep Pemkowet under control. Normally, that’s easier to do in the winter, when bracing temperatures keep folks indoors. But a new predator is on the prowl, and this one thrives on nightmares. Daisy is on her trail and working intimately with her partner and sometime lover from the Pemkowet PD, sexy yet unavailable werewolf Cody Fairfax. But even as the creature is racking up innocent victims, a greater danger looms on Pewkowet’s horizon. As a result of a recent ghost uprising, an unknown adversary—represented by a hell-spawn lawyer with fiery powers of persuasion—has instigated a lawsuit against the town. If Pemkowet loses, Hel’s sovereignty will be jeopardized, and the fate of the eldritch community will be at stake. The only one who can prevent it is Daisy—but she’s going to have to confront her own worst nightmare to do it.

The Reptiles of Tennessee

Author: Matthew L. Niemiller,R. Graham Reynolds,Brian T. Miller

Publisher: Univ Tennessee Press


Category: Nature

Page: 366

View: 6383

Tennessee's biotic diversity has been well documented in field guides dedicated to its wildflowers; trees, shrubs, and woody vines; mussels; fishes; amphibians; and birds. Glaringly absent from this assemblage, however, is an equivalent statewide guide to the remarkably diverse reptiles of the Volunteer State. This book fills that void by offering the first authoritative overview of all sixty native species of reptiles occurring in Tennessee. Both a field guide and a scientific reference, this definitive work will prove useful to professionals who work with reptiles for a living as well as those just curious about the various creatures living in their own backyards. The bulk of the book is devoted to individual species accounts, each of which includes a detailed range map and comprehensive information on identification, natural history, and conservation of the lizards, snakes, turtles, and alligator native to Tennessee. Also included is information on known introduced species and species whose presence in Tennessee is questionable. Vivid color photographs illustrate each species' various life stages. Introductory chapters provide an overview of reptile anatomy and life history, and of the geography, climate, and habitats in the state. Giving special attention to reptile conservation, the book highlights various threats to Tennessee's reptile species-- including the destruction of their habitats, malicious killing, the pet trade, hunting, and pollution--and describes the most common methods employed by herpetologists and wildlife biologists to safely capture and document reptiles in nature. Complete with a checklist that will help readers keep track of reptiles they discover, a glossary, and a list of recommended readings, organizations, and websites for those seeking additional information, Reptiles of Tennessee will prove an essential resource for teachers, biologists, and anyone having a stake in the conservation of biodiversity and the natural heritage of the Volunteer State and the nation.

Never Alone Again

Author: Heidi McGraw

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496915593

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 1288

Autumn Goldschmidt had everything going for her, her dreams where full, her family and friends were right by her side, nothing was going to stop her, she felt on top of the world knowing her whole life was ahead of her, but that all changed on that dreadful night when she was left all alone after her parents passed away in a car accident. If that wasnt enough, she was then ripped away from the only other family and life she knew. Autumns aunt and uncle had made the choice to ship her off to a boarding school telling her it was in her best interest. Autumn wanted to stay and had begged them to let her stay with them, but once the cab door was shut and she was closed off from the only family she knew, she allowed the walls to build up around her heart and she vowed never to return to Jackson, Montana ever again. Autumn started her life over in Homer, Nevada where she opened a small little shop, where she threw herself into her work. She made a point not to make friends or see anyone. Her life had become her shop until her best friend Nichole asked her to come back to Jackson, Montana where all her dreams had disappeared and her abandonment issues started. Once Autumn was back in Jackson Montana, she had all her raw emotions she tried to bury dead inside of her, seep out and things started to happen to her once more.

Bracelet of Bones

Author: Kevin Crossley-Holland

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1849162433

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 6767

The breathtaking new adventure from the bestselling and multi-award-winning Kevin Crossley-Holland. One morning Solveig wakes to find her father has broken his promise. Halfdan, a Viking mercenary, has followed the young warrior Harald Hardrada to Miklagard (Constantinople), where he is leader of the Empress's guard. Solveig sets off in a tiny boat to find him. So begins a fierce journey of discovery and survival, where the young Viking girl will meet a ghost ship and befriend an English slave, shoot rapids, survive an arrow storm, and witness a living sacrifice. Will Solveig reach Miklagard? And will her father be there? Bracelet of Bones is a glittering novel about fathers and daughters, the clash of religions, courage and self-reliance and a perilous journey to young womanhood.

The Emperor's Bones

Author: Adam Williams

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848947763

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 7967

By the age of twenty-one Catherine Cabot has already witnessed more death and hardship than anyone should have to in a lifetime. A nursing veteran of the Great War and the Russian Revolution, she is beautiful, headstrong and complicated, just like her mother. Now all she wants is to lay to rest the ghosts of her past. Her friend, Yu Fu-kuei, is a revolutionary and communist spy determined to sacrifice herself and anybody else for her cause. Caught up in a triangular love affair, Catherine is drawn into China's struggle. As warlords and nationalists tear each other to pieces, and Japanese militarists wait for an excuse to invade, Catherine becomes the pawn of two men who will stop at nothing to wreak their revenge. Meanwhile Yu Fu-kuei, betraying and betrayed, discovers that love might be her strongest weapon.