Daughter of the Blood

The Black Jewels Trilogy

Author: Anne Bishop

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101212403

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 6620

In the stunning first novel in New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop's Black Jewels Trilogy, a race of witches and warlocks whose power is channeled through magical jewels will meet their once and future queen… Seven hundred years ago, a Black Widow witch saw an ancient prophecy come to life in her web of dreams and visions. Now the Dark Kingdom readies itself for the arrival of its Queen, a Witch who will wield more power than even the High Lord of Hell himself. But she is still young, still open to influence—and corruption. Whoever controls the Queen controls the darkness. Three men—sworn enemies—know this. And they know the power that hides behind the blue eyes of an innocent young girl. And so begins a ruthless game of politics and intrigue, magic and betrayal, where the weapons are hate and love—and the prize could be terrible beyond imagining...

Daughter of Blood

The Wall of Night: Book Three

Author: Helen Lowe

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748123261

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 7144

A failing wall, a broken shield . . . and an enemy that will exploit every weakness Malian and Kalan are coming home, but already it may be too late. The Wall of Night, dangerously weakened by civil war among the Derai families that garrison it, is on the verge of failing. Everywhere their ancient enemy, the Darksworn, is on the move as the threads of an old pattern begin to tighten about Kalan, and Malian searches for answers in the fabled Shield of Heaven, which every account agrees was broken beyond repair. In Grayharbor and in the Red Keep, a child and a young woman are caught in conflict's maw, as whispers gather around Dread Pass and a Darksworn prophecy points to Malian herself being the stake the ancient enemy will drive into the heart of the Derai Alliance. One of FantasyLiterature.com's Best Books of 2016. A richly told tale of strange magic, dark treachery and conflicting loyalties - Robin Hobb on THE HEIR OF NIGHT

Days of Blood and Starlight

Zwischen den Welten 2

Author: Laini Taylor

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104013403

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

View: 2326

Langersehnt und endlich da: »Days of Blood and Starlight« Der Folgeband zu »Daughter of Smoke and Bone« Wo würdest du dich verstecken, wenn die ganze Welt nach dir sucht? Was würdest Du tun, wenn deine große Liebe plötzlich deine Familie auf dem Gewissen hat? Wie würdest du entscheiden, wem du trauen kannst, und wem nicht? Der Traum vom Frieden, den Karou und Akiva einst teilten, ist vorbei. Wenn aus Liebe Hass wird, kann uns nur noch die Hoffnung retten... Karous Welt ist zusammengebrochen: Ihre große Liebe, der Seraph Akiva, ist für den Tod ihrer Familie verantwortlich. Jetzt hat sie nur noch ein Ziel: den jahrtausendealten Krieg zwischen den Chimären, zu denen sie selbst gehört, und den Seraphim zu beenden. Gemeinsam mit ihrem einstigen Feind Thiago -dem Weißen Wolf- zieht Karou sich in die Wüste Marokkos zurück, um dort eine neue Armee zu bilden. Eine Armee aus Monstern. Und wenn es nach Karou geht, wird zumindest die letzte Vertraute, die ihr geblieben ist, ihre beste Freundin Zuzana, aus alledem herausgehalten werden. Wer Zuzana kennt weiß allerdings, dass sie sich nicht gerne bremsen lässt... Akiva dagegen will sich unbedingt von seiner Schuld befreien. Er hatte nur im Irrtum gehandelt, dachte Karou wäre tot, und wollte sie rächen. Um seine Tat zu sühnen, plant er deshalb einen gefährlichen Verrat an seinen eigenen Leuten. Aber wird Akivas Plan aufgehen? Und kann Karou ihre Trauer überwinden, und Akiva jemals verzeihen? „Wow, ich wünschte, ich hätte dieses Buch geschrieben!“ Patrick Rothfuss

Children of Blood and Bone

Goldener Zorn

Author: Tomi Adeyemi

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104909962

Category: Fiction

Page: 94

View: 657

Sie töteten meine Mutter. Sie raubten uns die Magie. Sie zwangen uns in den Staub. Jetzt erheben wir uns. Zélies Welt war einst voller Magie. Flammentänzer spielten mit dem Feuer, Geistwandler schufen schillernde Träume, und Seelenfänger wie Zélies Mutter wachten über Leben und Tod. Bis zu der Nacht, als ihre Kräfte versiegten und der machthungrige König von Orïsha jeden einzelnen Magier töten ließ. Die Blutnacht beraubte Zélie ihrer Mutter und nahm einem ganzen Volk die Hoffnung. Jetzt hat Zélie eine einzige Chance, die Magie nach Orïsha zurückzuholen. Ihre Mission führt sie über dunkle Pfade, wo rachedurstige Geister lauern, und durch glühende Wüsten, die ihr alles abverlangen. Dabei muss sie ihren Feinden immer einen Schritt voraus sein. Besonders dem Kronprinzen, der mit allen Mitteln verhindern will, dass die Magie je wieder zurückkehrt ... Der internationale Bestseller! Große Kinoverfilmung bereits in Arbeit bei Fox 2000 (»Twilight«, »Das Schicksal ist ein mieser Verräter«)

Daughter Of The Blood

Author: Nancy Holder

Publisher: Silhouette

ISBN: 1426821190

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 958

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 Daughter of the Blood

Author: Herbert Bouldin Hawes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781479410866

Category:

Page: 432

View: 7009

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.

Days of Blood and Starlight

Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy

Author: Laini Taylor

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444722697

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 4778

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.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Zwischen den Welten 1

Author: Laini Taylor

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 310401339X

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 9205

Es war einmal, da verliebten sich ein Engel und ein Teufel ineinander. Es ging nicht gut aus. Karou ist etwas Besonderes. Sie hat blaue Haare so glänzend wie Seide und filigrane Tattoos. Sie ist in den düsteren Gassen Prags genauso zuhause wie auf den Märkten von Marrakesch, und sie spricht fast alle Sprachen der Welt, nicht nur die der Menschen. Doch Karou hat ein Geheimnis. Manchmal verschwindet sie für Tage, ohne jemandem zu sagen wohin. Außerdem kennt nicht einmal sie selbst ihre wahre Herkunft. Bis eines Tages auf der ganzen Welt mysteriöse schwarze Handabdrücke an Türen erscheinen. Geflügelte Fremde, die durch einen Spalt im Himmel geschlüpft sind, brennen sie in Holz und Metall. Einen von Ihnen trifft Karou in der pulsierenden Altstadt von Marrakesch – und eine Liebe beginnt, deren Wurzeln tief in eine gewalttätige Vergangenheit reichen. Am Ende wird sie mehr über sich erfahren, als sie sich jemals hätte vorstellen können.

Transylvanica High Series Bundle: Count Dracula's Teenage Daughter\Out For Blood\Daughter of Count Dracula

Author: R. Barri Flowers

Publisher: R. Barri Flowers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4889

Transylvanica High Series Bundle contains three full-length novels of the bestselling teen vampire series by R. Barri Flowers, including Count Dracula’s Teenage Daughter, Out For Blood: Kula's Destiny, and Daughter of Count Dracula: Kula's Dilemma. In Count Dracula’s Teenage Daughter, Kula Lockhart learns at age 16 that she is the half-human daughter of the powerful Count Dracula. As she comes to grips with this while attending Transylvanica High School in Harbor Heights, Michigan, Kula must also deal with a vampire killer on the prowl, a pesky and powerful cheerleader vamp named Jacquelyn Brossard, and a romance with a handsome human named Eriq Pratt. A totally original concept on an old theme. In Out For Blood: Kula's Destiny, Kula Lockhart faces new challenges and threats while attending the human and vampire integrated school Transylvania High, as she adjusts to being the half-vamp daughter of Count Dracula. The arrival of half-vamp Sebastian LeBlanc and vamp Gabryela Roswell coincides with vampire attacks on humans and Kula fends off advances toward boyfriend Eriq by a mortal girl, while also hoping to learn more about her human mother who died in childbirth from the only person who can give her answers--her dad, Count Dracula. In Daughter of Count Dracula: Kula's Dilemma, Kula is devastated when her mortal boyfriend, Eriq Pratt, is left clinging to life after a car accident orchestrated by a vampire hunter and takes desperate measures to save him. Gabryela Roswell, Kula's vamp half-sister, and vamp Jacquelyn Brossard, a member of the rival Doerzic clan, jockey for power and romance at Transylvanica High, as a pair of teen vampires target the elderly of Harbor Heights for their blood. Finally, Kula is given the shock of her life when her birth mother she believed was dead, shows up in Harbor Heights. But is it a blessing or curse? Fans of popular teen vampire and paranormal fiction series such as Twilight, True Blood, Vampire Academy, and Vampire Diaries, will love the first three books in this captivating young adult paranormal series. Bonus material includes an excerpt of book four in the Transylvanica High series, Count Dracula's Daughters: Sisters at War; a prequel novella of the series, Vampire Classmates; and an excerpt from the author's Hawaii young adult adventure, mystery and coming of age novel, Summer at Paradise Ranch.

Night of Cake and Puppets

Eine ZWISCHEN DEN WELTEN Story (nur als E-Book erhältlich)

Author: Laini Taylor

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104034516

Category: Fiction

Page: 110

View: 1418

Für Fans von der ›Zwischen den Welten‹-Trilogie ein Muss! Die Geschichte von Zuzana & Mik aus ›Daughter of Smoke and Bone‹ Zuzana, die kratzbürstige aber liebenswerte beste Freundin von Karou, hat sich verliebt! Und zwar in Mik, den schönen Geiger aus dem Puppentheater. Leider ist der genauso schlecht darin, den Anfang zu machen wie Zuzana, die nichts mehr hasst, als das Gesicht zu verlieren. Kleine Leute wie sie, die man auch in Plateauschuhen für ein Kind hält, haben es schon schwer genug. Deshalb muss Mik zunächst eine ungewöhnliche Schatzsuche antreten, um Zuzana zu beweisen, dass er es wirklich ernst meint. Der Weg zum romantischen Happy End ist turbulent, und vielleicht ist diese Nacht dank Karou und ihren Wunschperlen sogar noch etwas verzauberter, als sie es ohnehin schon wäre. Das Rezept für eine verzauberte Nacht: Sternenlicht, Schneeflocken und eine Handvoll Wünsche

Images of Illness in the Gospel of Luke

Insights of Ancient Medical Texts

Author: Annette Weissenrieder

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161479151

Category: Religion

Page: 429

View: 477

Focusing on the crossroads of theology and medical history, Annette Weissenrieder analyzes the illness-related terminology of the Gospel against the background of classical medical texts.

Feuer und Blut - Erstes Buch

Aufstieg und Fall des Hauses Targaryen von Westeros

Author: George R.R. Martin

Publisher: Penhaligon Verlag

ISBN: 3641233399

Category: Fiction

Page: 896

View: 7614

Wie alles begann! Die packende Vorgeschichte um die Herrschaft des Königshauses Targaryen. Was für Tolkiens Fans das Silmarillion ist, erscheint nun von George R.R. Martin – die epische Vorgeschichte von »Das Lied von Eis und Feuer« / »Game of Thrones«! Drei Jahrhunderte, bevor die Serie beginnt, eroberte Aegon Targaryen mit seinen Schwestergemahlinnen und ihren drei Drachen den Kontinent Westeros. 280 Jahre währte die Herrschaft seiner Nachkommen. Sie überstanden Rebellion und Bürgerkrieg – bis Robert Baratheon den irren König Aerys II. vom Eisernen Thron stürzte. Dies ist die Geschichte des großen Hauses Targaryen, niedergeschrieben von Erzmaester Gyldayn, transkribiert von George R.R. Martin.

Daughters of Shadow and Blood - Book I: Yasamin

Author: J. Matthew Saunders

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780986333118

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 819

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.

Songs of Blood and Sword

Author: Fatima Bhutto

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409090825

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 6372

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 publically 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 a family of rich feudal landlords - the proud descendents of a warrior caste - who became powerbrokers in the newly created state of Pakistan. It is an epic tale full of the romance and legend of feudal life, the glamour and licence of the international political elite and ultimately, the tragedy of four generations of a family defined by a political idealism that would destroy them. 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.It is the history of a nation from Partition through the struggle with India over Kashmir, the Cold War, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan up to the post 9/11 'War on Terror'. It is also a book about a daughter's love for her father and her search to uncover, and to understand, the truth of his life and death. It is a book about a family and nation riven by murder, corruption, conspiracy and division, written by one who has lived it, in the heart of the storm. Songs of Blood and Sword is a book of international significance by a young woman who has already established herself as a brave and passionate campaigner.

Ein Teil von ihr

Thriller Neuerscheinung

Author: Karin Slaughter

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 3959677790

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 2579

Nach »Die gute Tochter« begeistert Spiegel-Bestseller-Autorin Karin Slaughter mit ihrem neuen Thriller »Ein Teil von ihr«. Provokanter und raffinierter als alles, was sie zuvor geschrieben hat. Mutter. Heldin. Lügnerin. Mörderin? Im Bruchteil einer Sekunde kann sich dein Leben für immer verändern…. Du hast die Nachrichten gesehen, über die Gewalt in dieser Welt den Kopf geschüttelt und weitergemacht wie immer. Nie könnte dir so etwas passieren, dachtest du. Andrea Oliver erlebt das Entsetzlichste. Einen Amoklauf. Was sie noch mehr schockiert: Ihre Mutter Laura entreißt dem Angreifer ein Messer und ersticht ihn. Andrea erkennt sie nicht wieder. Offenbar ist Laura mehr als die liebende Mutter und Therapeutin, für die Andrea sie immer gehalten hat. Sie muss einen Wettlauf gegen die Zeit antreten, um die geheime Vergangenheit ihrer Mutter zu enthüllen, bevor noch mehr Blut vergossen wird … Laura weiß, dass sie verfolgt wird. Und dass ihre Tochter Andrea in Lebensgefahr ist … »Dieser Thriller wird Sie um den Schlaf bringen. Für Slaughter-Fans ist „Ein Teil von ihr“ ein absolutes Lese-Muss.« ok! »Wie immer hat Slaughter … keine Scheu, Verbrechen in all ihrer Brutalität und Grausamkeit zu schildern. […] Daneben aber beweist sie ebenso viel Gespür für die Zerrissenheit, für Sehnsüchte und Ängste, für starke Gefühle und damit verbundene innerliche Eruption, kurz: für die Komplexität ihrer Charaktere.« dpa »Karin Slaughters „Ein Teil von ihr“ liest sich als moderne Geschichte über komplizierte Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika, in der charakteristische Merkmale des American Way of Life ebenso aufscheinen wie der Mythos vom Grenzland.« krimi-couch.de »Provokanter und raffinierter als alles, was sie zuvor geschrieben hat.« vol.at »Eine spannende Lektüre bis zum Schluss.« SpotOnNews »Fesselnd von der ersten bis zur letzten Seite.« Magazin-frankfurt.com »Karin Slaughter gilt völlig zu Recht als eine der besten Krimi-Autoren der USA. Ihre Geschichten fesseln von Anfang bis Ende.« IN »Karin Slaughter zählt zu den talentiertesten und stärksten Spannungsautoren der Welt.« Yrsa Sigurðardóttir »Jeder neue Thriller von Karin Slaughter ist ein Anlass zum Feiern!« Kathy Reichs »Karin Slaughter bietet weit mehr als unterhaltsamen Thrill.« SPIEGEL ONLINE über »Pretty Girls«

Daughter of Fall

Author: Winter Lilies

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483646378

Category: Fiction

Page: 390

View: 3159

DAUGHTER OF FALL Written by: Winter Lilies (Jessica Walberg & Valdeara Hunter) Every four hundred years the Keeper of fall must find a successor who is just and true with unyielding faith to take up the responsibilities of the season. Captured and held by a powerful sorcerer. Shandra must psychically search for her successor before the last day of summer. Autom can’t push aside the urgent feeling that she must travel to the ends of the earth. The veils are thinning and she must seal the rifts to heal the veils, but when she comes across Kory Shaw about to be sacrificed in a dark ritual. She couldn’t just leave him to the brutal fate. Her instinct had urged her to save him. Kory Shaw was investigating reports of suspected ritualistic activities taking place in the ancient burial grounds that were sacred to his native people. He vowed to find and put an end to what or whoever was responsible for the ritual sacrifices, but as he knelt down to examine the disturbed ground he was hit over the head and knocked unconscious and became the next candidate. Just before the knife could plunge into his heart a brisk cold wind sprang to life and he found himself in an unfamiliar world of magic, war and chaos. Where he soon discovers there is more to Kory Shaw then even he knew about. Along his way he is joined with persons who all have a common goal. He together with his companions, endure dark magic’s, twisted creatures, and self sacrifice. They must have unyielding faith to not only stop the killings but also to heal the veil that separates the dark things from the flow of human existence. In doing so he learns just who and what he is...

Tutankhamun and the Daughter of Ra

Author: Moyra Caldecott

Publisher: Bladud Books

ISBN: 1843192667

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

View: 3629

Ankhesenamun has never been safe in all her short life - not even with her beloved husband and half brother Tutankhamun. Daughter of the Pharaoh Akhenaten and the fabled Nefertiti, and married at one time to her father, Ankhesenamun is made to marry Tutankhamun by the powerful General Horemheb at a time of bitter political and religious division - she is the delicate link between scheming factions. But on the death of her husband, Ankhesenamun is forced into one last extraordinary and desperate bid for life and happiness...

Daughters of Hariti

Childbirth and Female Healers in South and Southeast Asia

Author: Santi Rozario,Geoffrey Samuel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134471343

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 5179

Hariti is the ancient Indian goddess of childbirth and women healers, known at one time throughout South and Southeast Asia from India to Nepal and Bali. Daughters of Hariti looks at her 'daughters' today, female midwives and healers in many different cultures across the region. It also traces the transformation of childbirth in these cultures under the impact of Western biomedical technology, national and international health policies and the wider factors of social and economic change. The authors ask what can be done to improve the high rates of maternal and infant deaths and illnesses still associated with childbirth in most societies in this area and whether the wholesale replacement of indigenous knowledge by Western biomedical technology is necessarily a good thing.

Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Author: Laini Taylor

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316192147

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 432

View: 8728

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?