Daughter of the Blood

Author: Anne Bishop

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 0730492354

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 4295

the Dark Kingdom is preparing itself for the fulfilment of an ancient prophecy - the arrival of a new Queen, a Witch who will wield more power than even the High Lord of Hell himself. But this new ruler is young, and very susceptible to influence and corruption; whoever controls her controls the Darkness. And now, three sworn enemies begin a ruthless game of politics and intrigue, magic and betrayal and the destiny of an entire world is at stake.

Daughter of Blood

The Wall of Night Book Three

Author: Helen Lowe

Publisher: Harper Voyager

ISBN: 9780061734069

Category: Fiction

Page: 768

View: 3174

A Gemmell Award-Winning Series Malian of Night and Kalan, her trusted ally, are returning to the Wall of Night—but already it may be too late. The Wall is dangerously weakened, the Nine Houses of the Derai fractured by rivalry and hate. And now, the Darkswarm is rising . . . Among Grayharbor backstreets, an orphan boy falls foul of dark forces. On the Wall, a Daughter of Blood must be married off to the Earl of Night, a pawn in the web of her family's ambition. On the Field of Blood, Kalan fights for a place in the bride's honor guard, while Malian dodges deadly pursuers in a hunt against time for the fabled Shield of Heaven. But the Darkswarm is gaining strength, and time is running out—for Malian, for Kalan, and for all of Haarth . . .

Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Author: Laini Taylor

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316192147

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 432

View: 1275

Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war. Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages--not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out. When one of the strangers--beautiful, haunted Akiva--fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?

Days of Blood and Starlight

Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy

Author: Laini Taylor

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444722697

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 4453

It began with the breathtaking DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE... This November, the story continues in the astounding, must-read sequel, DAYS OF BLOOD AND STARLIGHT Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a new way of living - one without massacres and torn throats and bonfires of the fallen, without revenants or bastard armies or children ripped from their mothers' arms to take their turn in the killing and dying. Once, the lovers lay entwined in the moon's secret temple and dreamed of a world that was a like a jewel-box without a jewel - a paradise waiting for them to find it and fill it with their happiness. This was not that world.

Children of Blood and Bone

Author: Tomi Adeyemi

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books

ISBN: 1760559210

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 300

View: 2422

"I read @tomi_adeyemi's brilliant novel Children of Blood and Bone while I was on vacation. It was an exhilarating read on many levels--a thrilling page-turner that's also deeply moving and incisive." John Green author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars The most anticipated fantasy of the year, soon to be a major motion picture They killed my mother. They took our magic. They tried to bury us. NOW WE RISE. Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie's Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good. Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl, and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers - and her growing feelings for an enemy. As seen on Jimmy Fallon's The Tonight Show Book Club PRAISE FOR CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE "Storms the boundaries of imagination" The New York Times "A brutal, beautiful tale of revolution, faith, and star-crossed love" Publisher's Weekly "Epic fantasy YA debut of magic and war" Guardian "A luxe tale of magic, adventure, and forbidden love... Fans of Leigh Bardugo and Game of Thrones will gobble this up" BuzzFeed "Adeyemi's lush world-building and consummate plotting breathes new life into a YA fantasy epic" Observer "A masterful debut." Melinda Salisbury, author of The Sin Eater's Daughter "Epic" Marie Lu, author of Legend "A phenomenon" Entertainment Weekly "A fantasy that promises to be enthralling and to totally ensnare you within its world, plot, and characters" BookRiot "Poised to be this year's big fantasy breakout... [an] epic story of family, love and magic" Stylist "A timely study on race, colorism, and power and injustice" Kirkus "Epic in scale and size... it's a whirlwind read" The Bookseller

Daughter of the Blood

Author: Anne Bishop

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 0732269717

Category: Black magic

Page: 456

View: 9430

The Dark Kingdom is preparing itself for the arrival of a new Queen. But this new ruler is young, and very susceptible to influence and corruption. And now, enemies begin a ruthless game of politics and intrigue, magic and betrayal, and the destiny of an entire world is at stake.

Songs Of Blood And Sword

Author: Fatima Bhutto

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780670082803

Category: Pakistan

Page: 470

View: 3654

About the Book : In September 1996 a fourteen-year-old Fatima Bhutto hid in a windowless dressing room shielding her baby brother while shots rang out in the streets outside the family home in Karachi. This was the evening that her father, Murtaza, was murdered along with six of his associates. In December 2007 Benazir Bhutto, Fatima's aunt, and the woman she had publicly accused of ordering her father's murder, was assassinated in Rawalpindi. It was the latest in a long line of tragedies for one of the world's best known political dynasties. Songs of Blood and Sword tells the story of the Bhuttos, a family of rich feudal landlords who became powerbrokers in the newly created state of Pakistan; the epic tale of four generations of a family and the political violence that would destroy them. It is the history of a family and nation riven by murder, corruption, conspiracy and division, written by one who has lived it, in the heart of the storm. The history of this extraordinary family mirrors the tumultuous events of Pakistan itself, and the quest to find the truth behind her father's murder has led Fatima to the heart of her country's volatile political establishment. Finally Songs of Blood and Sword is about a daughter's love for her father and her search to uncover, and to understand, the truth of his life and death. About the Author : - Fatima Bhutto was born in Afghanistan in 1982. She studied at Columbia University and the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. She currently writes columns for The Daily Beast, New Statesman and other publications. She lives in Karachi, Pakistan.

Rush of Blood

A Novel

Author: Mark Billingham

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802189857

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 6346

Perfect strangers. A perfect holiday. The perfect murder. In the standalone novel Rush of Blood, internationally bestselling author Mark Billingham puts a sinister twist on a deceptively innocent topic: the beach vacation. Three British couples meet around the pool on their Florida holiday and become fast friends. But on Easter Sunday, the last day of their vacation, tragedy strikes: the fourteen-year-old daughter of an American vacationer goes missing, and her body is later found floating in the mangroves. When the shocked couples return home to the U.K., they remain in contact, and over the course of three increasingly fraught dinner parties they come to know one another better. But they don’t always like what they find. Buried beneath these apparently normal exteriors are some unusual kinks and unpleasant vices. Then, a second girl goes missing, in Kent—not far from where any of the couples lives. Could it be that one of these six has a secret far darker than anybody can imagine? Ambitiously plotted and laced with dark humor, Rush of Blood is a first-rate suspense novel about the danger of making new friends in seemingly sunny places.

Blood Daughter

Flesh and Blood Series Book Three

Author: Dreda Say Mitchell

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 1473625718

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 8337

They say blood is thicker than water. That's not going to stop it being spilled. BOOK 3 in the FLESH AND BLOOD series, BLOOD DAUGHTER sees the Miller sisters' loyalties put to the ultimate test in a gripping thriller. Perfect for fans of Kimberley Chambers, Jessica Keane and Mandasue Heller. ********* Life hasn't been easy for the Miller family. Finally, mum Babs has had one bit of luck and she plans to share the profits with her daughters. She thought they'd be pleased... But money always causes trouble, especially when it's desperately needed. Jen wants to make a better life for her kids. Tiff owes a lot of bad men a lot of money. And Dee is worried that her husband is getting back into the criminal life. As the sisters fall out, a gold bullion heist brings other opportunities - and more dangers. No-one is giving up without a fight... ********** Discover the FLESH AND BLOOD series: Book 1: Blood Sister Book 2: Blood Mother Book 3: Blood Daughter Book 4: Blood Secrets One False Move (Quick Read novella) ********** Praise for Dreda Say Mitchell 'Dreda Say Mitchell is right up there at the forefront of British crime fiction' Simon Kernick '[A] very gritty and entertaining read and if like me you enjoy what I personally call "grit lit" authentic characters, settings and story lines that depict the shadier side of life, then I would highly recommend this book' The Book Review Café 'Wonderful vivid writing and a truly original voice.' Peter James ********** If you loved the FLESH AND BLOOD series, why not immerse yourself in Dreda Say Mitchell's GANGLAND GIRLS trilogy: Book 1: Geezer Girls Book 2: Gangster Girl Book 3: Hit Girls

Daughters of Shadow and Blood - Book I: Yasamin

Author: J. Matthew Saunders

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780986333118

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 4640

Buda, Ottoman Hungary, 1599Yasamin, the daughter of an Ottoman bureaucrat, finds herself trapped in an arranged marriage to the son of the powerful Pasha of Buda. Unprepared for the gossip and scheming rampant in the palace, she dreams of a different life. But when someone tries to drown her in the baths the day before her wedding, Yasamin realizes she faces more than petty jealousies. An unearthly menace lurks in the palace corridors, threatening everyone from the youngest servant girl to the Pasha himself. The one person able to protect Yasamin is a soldier named Iskander, who seems to appear whenever she needs him. Charming and confident, he is nothing like her new husband, but trusting either could be a lethal mistake. Berlin, Germany, 1999Adam Mire, an American professor of history, receives a worn, marked-up copy of Dracula from a friend who died of anything but natural causes. A simple business card inserted between the pages sends Adam on a journey across the haunted landscape of Eastern Europe in search of a medallion once possessed by Dracula himself. Along the way, Adam encounters others after the medallion, some willing to kill for it. To find the answers to his questions, Adam has no choice but to seek out a beguiling, raven-haired woman named Yasamin Ashrafi, possibly the first of Dracula's legendary Brides. But Adam has an agenda of his own, a quest more personal than anyone knows. One misstep, and his haunted past could lead to death by an assassin's blade ... or Yasamin's fatal embrace.

Dreams Made Flesh

Author: Anne Bishop

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 0732288509

Category: Fantasy fiction

Page: 577

View: 2448

This title gives us four superb stories of Jaenelle and her kin - the most powerful Witch ever known - centuries of hope and dreams made of flesh at last.

Heir to the Shadows

Author: Anne Bishop

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 0730492362

Category: Fiction

Page: 482

View: 818

In Heir to the Shadows, Jaenelle's vampiric, adoptive father, Saetan, and her foster-family of demons shelter her. to restore her memory and emotional balance, they move to Kaeleer, where Jaenelle befriends the kindred animals with magical and communicative powers and gathers a circle of young Queens. She also heals Lucivar, Daemon's half brother, who offers a brothers' love and a warrior's fealty. As she recovers strength and memory, Jaenelle resolves to restore Daemon and cleanse terreille. Bishop subverts reader's expectations; the "darkest" powers reside in virtuous characters, demons and vampires are kindly, and Jaenelle's adolescence is more comically normal than horrific. Her vibrant characters and descriptions will keep readers hooked, anxiously awaiting what promises to be a riveting conclusion.

Clive Barker's Books of Blood

Author: Clive Barker

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780425083895

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 7651

Six horror stories deal with a haunted theater, messages from the dead, a series of gruesome subway murders, demons, cannibalism, and a monstrous giant

Dreams of Gods & Monsters

Author: Laini Taylor

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 031628016X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 624

View: 9520

What power can bruise the sky? Two worlds are poised on the brink of a vicious war. By way of a staggering deception, Karou has taken control of the chimaera's rebellion and is intent on steering its course away from dead-end vengeance. The future rests on her. When the brutal angel emperor brings his army to the human world, Karou and Akiva are finally reunited--not in love, but in tentative alliance against their common enemy. It is a twisted version of their long-ago dream, and they begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people. And, perhaps, for themselves. But with even bigger threats on the horizon, are Karou and Akiva strong enough to stand among the gods and monsters? The New York Times bestselling Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy comes to a stunning conclusion as--from the streets of Rome to the caves of the Kirin and beyond--humans, chimaera, and seraphim strive, love, and die in an epic theater that transcends good and evil, right and wrong, friend and enemy.

The Heir Of Night

The Wall of Night: Book One

Author: Helen Lowe

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748123245

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 6575

A DARK ENEMY. AN ANCIENT WAR. A NEW CHAMPION. Young Malian is being trained to rule. Her people garrison the mountain range known as the Wall of Night against an ancient enemy, keeping a tide of shadow from the rest of their world. Malian is expected to uphold this tradition, yet she's known little of real danger until the enemy attacks her fortress home and the Keep of Winds becomes a bloodbath. Malian flees deep into the Old Keep - and when the danger is greatest her own hidden magic flares into life. But if she accepts its power, she must prepare to pay the price. 'The Heir of Night by Helen Lowe is a richly told tale of strange magic, dark treachery and conflicting loyalties, set in a well realized world' - Robin Hobb 'Dark and magical... The Heir of Night is a grand entrance' TheBookBag.co.uk The start of an incredibly addictive new fantasy series - perfect for readers of Trudi Canavan, Karen Miller and Brent Weeks.

The Daughter of the Blood

Author: Herbert Bouldin Hawes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781479410866

Category:

Page: 432

View: 2708

Herbert Bouldin Hawes (1872-?) undertook some serious historical research before allowing Virginia Dare -- Daughter of the Blood -- to "go forth from her hospitable dwelling in his house of fancies, into the world of printed pages." Virginia Dare (1587-?) was the first child born in the Americas to English parents into the short-lived Roanoke Colony in what is now North Carolina. What became of Virginia and the other colonists remains a mystery. In Dawes' 1930 novel, Virginia is involved in a romantic triangle with John Smith and Pocahontas. Neil Richard Gaiman (1960-) extended this story in his comic book series 1602, where a Native American named Rojhaz meets Virginia when she is about twelve and gives her an artifact allows her to transform into a series of white creatures whenever she is in danger.

Blood Slaves

Author: N.L. Hoffmann

Publisher: N.L. Hoffmann

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 397

View: 5853

Blake Noble is assigned by her superior, of the Supernatural Crime Division, to investigate the disappearance of his niece and to take down the Covert, a several hundred year old vampire organization known for abducting their victims off the streets. Things begin to go south when she begins to uncover truths about the people she loves. After finding out she is the daughter of Lucifer and a famous vampire mother, she begins to use her newly appearing abilities to survive through the investigation. Between demon lessons from her father and falling for the Deputy Director of the Michigan, she attempts a nail biting journey to shut down the biggest secret in vampire history.

Daughter Of The Blood

Author: Nancy Holder

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 0857998420

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 3787

This is your battle, Isabella. Kill him first. Or he will tear down your house. In her old life, Isabella DeMarco lived in New York with her father and had just started to fall for a handsome police lieutenant. Then she learned the truth--she is Gifted, a powerful magic user. In her new world, Jean-Marc des Ombres is the one person Izzy can trust as she claims her birthright--keeping New Orleans and the House of the Flames safe from supernatural enemies. But those enemies will do anything to destroy her. When Jean-Marc is injured, Izzy is caught between fighting off a powerful vampire and opening her House to a potentially treacherous ally. And now the lives of the people she cares about most may be sacrificed for her own....

The Book of Blood and Shadow

Author: Robin Wasserman

Publisher: Ember

ISBN: 0375872779

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 431

View: 6675

When Nora Kane discovers her best friend murdered and her boyfriend the apparent killer, she is caught up in a web of secret societies and conspirators, all searching for a device purported to allow direct communication with God.