Kane. The Mystic Swordsman becomes the living link with the awesome power of a vanished superrace. In the dark swamp where toadmen croak and cower, slumbers a secret relic of the days when creatures from the stars ruled the Earth. In the booty captured in a savage raid, Kane discovers a ring, a bloodstone, which is key to the power that lies buried, inactive but not dead, within the forest. Now Kane, whose bloody sword has slashed and killed for the glory of other rulers, can scheme to rule the Earth - himself!
Author: Karl Edward Wagner
Publisher: Hachette UK
An intriguing new Brother Athelstan historical mystery - December, 1380. When the corpse of Sir Robert Kilverby is discovered in a locked room, Brother Athelstan accompanies the King’s coroner to investigate. For Sir Robert had in his possession a priceless relic, a sacred bloodstone, which has now disappeared. Did Sir Robert die of natural causes or was he murdered? Athelstan is sceptical of rumours of a curse hanging over Sir Robert, but when it is discovered that a second old soldier has been gruesomely slaim on the same night, the rumours no longer seem so far-fetched.
Author: Paul Doherty
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
“My home is nowhere, as is yours,” the old Cajun woman said. “Bloodstone is a place to forget.” “Forget? Never,” Vanessa said. “We came from Bloodstone. We will return to it. Why prevent me from going where happiness waits for me?” “You do not belong at Bloodstone. It is dead, and if you return you too will be dead....” A crumbling castle, a haunted village--and a love that would fulfill her destiny. But first, she must overcome...The Curse of Bloodstone! A riveting tale of gothic romantic suspense and the supernatural.
A Gothic Tale of Terror
Author: V. J. Banis
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
'Are you afraid of the dark?' asked the spectre. 'You should be. Everyone would be afraid if they knew what lived there.' Life has changed dramatically for India Bentley since discovering Ironheart a year ago. Instead of scraping out a living in London, she's been travelling the world, learning to tech-hunt and doing her best to stay out of trouble. Unfortunately, trouble has a habit of finding her. Falsely accused of an assassination attempt, India is on the run with her mentor, Verity Brown, and scientist Professor Moon: a man obsessed with finding an ancient artefact known as the Bloodstone, the key to a source of unlimited energy, which he believes can be found in the lost city of Atlantis. Pursued by the ghosts of her past, India must be prepared to risk everything to save her friends . . . and the world.
Author: Allan Boroughs
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Author: William Jordan
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Forensic Special Investigator Amy Elizabeth Fletcher of the Metropolitan Police joined forces with Detective Inspector Thomas Dundas between 1898 and 1901 to solve seven of the most baffling and bizarre crimes ever committed in London and East Anglia. Fletcher began her career at Scotland Yard at the beginning of a revolution in scientific criminal detection. Fingerprinting and photography were coming into use as were chemical tests and microscopy, giving investigators new and potent tools with which to bring criminals to justice. Join her as she pursues murderers and their fellow malefactors from the highest born to the lowest. Why did the Duke of Umbrage spend fifteen years digging an underground labyrinth? Go with her as she uncovers the truth behind the Duke of Crotchworth's "split personality." Discover how a leading London newspaper reporter sparked public fear and outrage at an attack of zombies. Find out the secret of Aphrodite for Her Complexion.
Victorian Tales of Murder
Author: Ethard Wendel Van Stee
The evil druid, Sardius, has broken the truce between druids and elves and stolen a Bloodstone, which will give him enormous power. The elf Vortagellan has escaped Sardius's attack on his village. With the free humans, Lillian and her Silver Birch warriors, he sets off to warn the High King of the elves and retrieve the Bloodstone. [back cover].
Author: Andrew Wright
Publisher: Blake Education
Category: English language
The saga continues with more adventures and excitement as the sisters set out on new adventures to fulfill.
Author: Buck J. Wesley,J. . WESLEY BUCK
Author: Ken Eulo
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books ; Markham, Ont. : Distributed in Canada by PaperJacks
In 2012, a woman cuts her hand and picks up a strange colored stone - Suddenly she is staring into the eyes of an angry Powhatan warrior. And the only town nearby is Jamestown, circa 1622. Maggie McMillan wakes up one day as a college student, yet ends the day in the 1622. Captured by Winn, a warrior who is torn between his duty to kill her and his desire to keep her, she is thrust into a life she had only read about in history books. Hunted and feared by both the Powhatan and the English, she struggles to find a way home while Winn plots to keep her there. Maggie fights to survive as she finds herself entangled in the Indian Massacre of 1622, and Winn sees everything he ever believed in shattered by the knowledge she holds. As they battle against each other and the message she brings from the future, she must decide whether to return to her own time, or to make a life in the past with the man who holds her heart captive. *The Time Walkers series* (Recommended reading order) The Legend of the Bloodstone Return of the Pale Feather Of Vice and Virtue A Tale of Oak and Mistletoe
Author: E. B. Brown
Publisher: Blue Dog Press
Category: Man-woman relationships
Switching seamlessly between the chaos and bloodshed of 1940s India and the multicultural mélange of twenty-first-century Britain, Glen Duncan's sublime new novel finds love in both. Ross Monroe is a boxing railwayman with a weakness for get-rich-quick schemes. Kate Lyle is a headstrong young woman desperate to escape a sexually predatory household. Both are Anglo-Indians, members of a race that helped turn the wheels of Empire for years. But Empire days are numbered, and as India sheds its colonial skin, the young lovers must face their own tryst with destiny. In twenty-first-century England, Owen Monroe is writing this story of his parents' lives in an effort to avoid the problems in his own: lost love, relentless libido, dreams of death, and a world full of headlines he can't understand and doesn't want to. But keeping past and present apart isn't as easy as it seems, and before long Owen is deep in the one story he never wanted to tell.... Epic in its scope yet never losing sight of the telling, gorgeous detail, The Bloodstone Papers is an extraordinarily rich and beautiful read that manages to ask the big questions without fuss and to accept that the big answers aren't always what we want to hear.
Author: Glen Duncan
Publisher: Harper Collins
After being forced into an arranged marriage by her Queen mother, Zora Winnser, the last princess of Samaria, finds herself traveling from her home country of snow-capped mountains to the southern swamplands of Cara. Accompanied by none other than her soon to be husband, the vain and selfish Prince Spencer DeVore; the mysterious Misou mercenary, Dakota; and two black-veiled Carian slaves, Zora has no choice but to accept her fate as a future Carian noblewoman. But once in Cara, Zora quickly learns that the South is a more brutal place than she'd ever imagined, and the key to her survival might mean more than just adapting to a new set of circumstances. When Zora learns that Chancellor Leonardo Santini, the one person who can reinstate her royal title in Samaria, is coming to Cara, Zora decides that a political alliance with the Chancellor might just be to her advantage. Soon Zora is caught in the middle of a battle of wills, corrupt political negotiations, and a centuries-old conflict that may just break the entire reality of the Realm as she knows it.
Author: Megan Nagle
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform