Beautiful City of the Dead

Author: Leander Watts

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547562230

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 256

View: 4287

“Will keep readers turning pages deep into the night.”—The Bulletin “Poetic, wild language, as enigmatic and forceful as rock lyrics.”—Booklist Relly’s band is called Scorpio Bone. Screaming guitars, crusher drums, and a singer who looks like a golden god. Along comes a girl named Zee, with a bass guitar, a notebook full of strange lyrics, and exactly the right attitude. Zee joins Relly’s band, and immediately their sound is unbelievable; it’s like silence screaming. As the band bonds together, inexplicable things start happening and Zee begins to learn her true role in the group. She finds she is the last piece in a tetrad that, once formed, gives the group supernatural powers—each teen in the group represents one of the four elements: earth, air, water, and fire. At their first gig, she realizes that music isn’t all there is to Scorpio Bone . . .

City of the Dead

Author: Daniel Blake

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439197636

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 4524

Starting over in New Orleans as an FBI agent, Franco Patrese receives a warning from a beautiful woman who is found murdered days later in a style similar to the nineteenth-century ritualistic methods of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau.

City of the Dead

Ed Greenwood Presents: Waterdeep

Author: Rosemary Jones

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

ISBN: 078695583X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6407

A haunting adventure hand-picked by Ed Greenwood... Something is causing trouble in the City of the Dead, and Sophraea Carver, born and bred next to the historic graveyard, is determined to solve the mystery before it places all of Waterdeep in peril. Set in the classic City of Splendors and presented by Forgotten Realms® campaign setting creator and celebrated author Ed Greenwood, you don't want to miss out on this exciting glimpse into what the latest edition of the Realms has to offer. From the Paperback edition.

Walking in the City of the Dead

A Visitor's Guide

Author: Jeffrey A. Nedoroscik

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1426937334

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 3505

Arm yourself with maps and all the information you need for walking through Cairos famous and ancient Islamic cemeteries, viewing their beautiful monuments, and meeting the people who call these sacred places home. Jeffrey A. Nedoroscik, the author of The City of the Dead: A History of Cairos Cemetery Communities, traces the history and growth of these burial grounds in this detailed guidebook. Whether you are an adventurous tourist or a scholar, youll have the necessary tools to develop a deeper understanding about these cemeteries and their residents. Discover how Cairos cemeteries reflect the citys explosive growth, from Fatimid times to their current role as an area of informal housing for hundreds of thousands of people. The walking tours described include detailed descriptions of major monuments, including Fatimid and Mamluke, tombs of kings and queens, and the tombs of some of Egypt's most beloved singers of the twentieth century. A special section explores the famous Cairene institutions of Moulids and the famous junk and bird markets. Stroll down the dusty streets of Cairo, learn more about the rich history of an entire region, and meet amazing people as you begin Walking in the City of the Dead.

City of the Dead

Author: G. M. Martin

Publisher: eStar Books

ISBN: 1612101526

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 700

They called Launn a elty of the dead. Its Martian peoples lay frozen in their tracks. But were they really dead--or only asleep?

City of the dead

Author: John Whitman

Publisher: Skylark

ISBN: 9780553484519

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 7059

Visiting the planet Necropolis, which is said to have the largest cemetery in the galaxy, Zak, Tash, and their uncle Hoole encounter nefarious bounty hunter Boba Fett, who claims that people he has killed there have come back to life. Original.

Battle for the City of the Dead

In the Shadow of the Golden Dome, Najaf, August 2004

Author: Dick Camp

Publisher: Zenith Imprint

ISBN: 0760340064

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 7127

In the spring and summer of 2004, Iraq was coming apart at the seams. Sectarian violence pitted Shiite against Sunni. American proconsul L. Paul Bremer had disbanded the Iraqi Army, placing disgruntled young men on the street without jobs or the prospect of getting one. Their anger developed into a full-blown insurgency fed by a relentless campaign by the clergy for jihad against the “occupation force.” In August, a Shiite cleric named Muqtada Al-Sadr called upon his thousands of armed followers, the Mahdi Militia, to resist the occupation. Fighting broke out in several locations, including the holy city of Najaf, the site of the largest Moslem cemetery in the world, and the Imam Ali Mosque. The U.S. forces fought in 120-degree heat through a tangle of crypts, mausoleums, and crumbling graves. The fight was brutal, pitting religious zealots against the highly motivated and disciplined U.S. Army and Marine Corps troops. It makes for a riveting account of Americans in battle.

Symphony for the City of the Dead

Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad

Author: M.T. Anderson

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763680540

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 464

View: 913

A 2016 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalist. In September 1941, Adolf Hitler’s Wehrmacht surrounded Leningrad in what was to become one of the longest and most destructive sieges in Western history—almost three years of bombardment and starvation that culminated in the harsh winter of 1943–1944. More than a million citizens perished. Survivors recall corpses littering the frozen streets, their relatives having neither the means nor the strength to bury them. Residents burned books, furniture, and floorboards to keep warm; they ate family pets and—eventually—one another to stay alive. Trapped between the Nazi invading force and the Soviet government itself was composer Dmitri Shostakovich, who would write a symphony that roused, rallied, eulogized, and commemorated his fellow citizens—the Leningrad Symphony, which came to occupy a surprising place of prominence in the eventual Allied victory. This is the true story of a city under siege: the triumph of bravery and defiance in the face of terrifying odds. It is also a look at the power—and layered meaning—of music in beleaguered lives. Symphony for the City of the Dead is a masterwork thrillingly told and impeccably researched by National Book Award–winning author M. T. Anderson.

City of the Dead

Author: Tony Abbott

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545034299

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 134

View: 9404

Derek Stone just turned fourteen. He's lived in New Orleans with his dad and older brother, Ronny, his whole life. He's a little overweight and can't hear well out of his left ear. And he's on the run from the dead.

Die Stadt der Toten

Claire DeWitt ermittelt

Author: Sara Gran

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426411261

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 5383

"Ein wildes, großartiges Buch." Tobias Gohlis, DIE ZEIT Hurrikan Katrina hat New Orleans verwüstet. Claire DeWitt soll in diesem Chaos den verschollenen Staatsanwalt Vic Willing finden. Kein Problem für die beste und verrückteste Ermittlerin der Welt! Mit Hilfe ihres Detektivhandbuchs, ihrer I-Ging-Münzen und ihrer Traumdeutungen hat Claire noch jeden Fall gelöst ...

The City of the Dead

A History of Cairo's Cemetery Communities

Author: Jeffrey A. Nedoroscik

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780897895330

Category: History

Page: 135

View: 2943

Presents a comprehensive look at Cairo's City of the Dead, and includes biographies of some of the residents of the cemeteries.

Horrors of History: City of the Dead

City of the Dead

Author: T. Neill Anderson

Publisher: Charlesbridge

ISBN: 1607346036

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 131

View: 7271

The fate of Sam, Charlie, Alice, Daisy, and other Galvestonians hangs in the balance as the flood waters rise during the great hurricane that hit Galveston, Texas, in 1900.

Standley in the City of the Dead

Author: Connie Osko

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1543437915

Category: Fiction

Page: 116

View: 9951

This book is about zombies and kids and people. Its a really good book. It is scary, and everything in the book is really good for reading. This is about some zombies that the army forgot to get and a good friend that gets killed trying to save a child.

City of the Dead

Author: Herbert Lieberman

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480432628

Category: Fiction

Page: 356

View: 1930

In 1970s New York, a forensic pathologist must use his professional skills to save his own daughter in this “harrowing” award-winning crime novel (The New York Times). In the gritty seventies, Manhattan is a dark, dangerous, and threatening place. One of the bright spots in this decaying metropolis is Paul Konig. As the city’s chief medical examiner, he has developed an impressive reputation for his skills in forensic pathology—skills that will be put to the ultimate test when a dangerous psychopath kidnaps Konig’s daughter. Awakened by phone calls featuring his daughter’s desperate screams each night, Konig finds his life unraveling, not only personally but professionally. Between the case of a serial killer who leaves a trail of severed body parts in his wake, an investigation into the forensic work on an alleged prison suicide, and a nakedly ambitious deputy medical examiner, he is at the end of his rope, and it will take every ounce of his strength to save his own life—as well as his family’s. Perfect for fans of Patricia Cornwell or Kathy Reichs, City of the Dead is a chilling thriller by the author of Crawlspace and a winner of the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière, featuring “a massive amount of authoritative detail” about the life of a coroner (Kirkus Reviews).

City of the Dead

Author: Sharon Stewart

Publisher: Calgary : Red Deer Press

ISBN: 9780889952294

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 231

View: 1225

"Red Maple Award Nomination Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Citation Resource Links "Best" in Canadian Resources Snow Willow Award Nomination" The Egyptian god of death lurks in neighborhood streets. The replica of a sphinx comes to life and takes vengeance on a predator of street kids. An ethereal presence types messages on a home computer screen. These are among the spirits that animate the stories in "City of the Dead," Their spineatingling tales lead to the hazy middle ground between reality and imagination, shadow and light, science and superstition. They explore a kind of twilight zone of people and events that defy explanation. They scratch at the surface of fear and challenge preconceptions about what is real. They are Rod Serling's response to the 21st century, and they are guaranteed to take you to edge of fear and back.

City of the Dead

A Claire DeWitt Mystery

Author: Sara Gran

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571259197

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 8680

New Orleans, and Vic Willing, Assistant District Attorney for the prosecutors' office, has been missing since Hurricane Katrina hit. Called in from San Francisco is Claire DeWitt, a detective whose expertise and methods derive from some unique sources. What Claire discovers takes us into the heart of the crime-ravaged, deeply wounded city, where those who can afford it live behind fences and those who can't are slain daily on the streets. And it's there she discovers that the only thing worse than an unsolved case, maybe, is a solved one. From the acclaimed author of Dope and Come Closer, City of the Dead is the first novel of a detective series unlike any you have read before, one that is sure to inspire a passionate and devoted following. Only a writer with a life as unusual as Sara Gran's - she was in New York City on 9/11/2001 and evacuated from her home in New Orleans on 8/29/2005 - could have written such an extraordinary look at modern-day New Orleans.

1001 Arabian Nights the Adventures of Sinbad

City of the Dead

Author: Dan Wickline

Publisher: Zenescope Entertainment

ISBN: 1937068536

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 185

View: 7949

Sinbad's next adventure leads the captain and his crew to Egypt in order to find the next piece of the Jericho visor called the Crown of Anubis. There they are joined by a mysterious yet beautiful woman from Sinbad's past who offers to guide Sinbad on his dangerous quest...a quest that will take them to the lost City of the Dead. Don't miss this series that reinvents the legend of Sinbad, as he and his eclectic crew set out on yet another incredible adventure.