Duel with a Demoness

Author: Liam Reese

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781983756344


Page: 456

View: 4836

Imprisoned within the Absence, a goddess plots her vengeance... A king's peaceful reign is torn asunder when a demonic goddess kidnaps the young prince Joranas, taunting the father and monarch with a dilemma: to rescue his son, he must present himself bodily before her in Hell... but crossing over in the flesh is no simple task. When an arch-shaman of Boranash offers a clue to the quandary, the gods themselves warn Besmir to turn from his path... or risk initiating the end of all things. Aided by a group of feathered Corbondrasi, his queen Arteera, and Zaynorth the illusion mage, King Besmir Fringor must find a way to release his son from Hell without destroying the world to which they would return. Duel with a Demoness is the second book in the Liam Reese series, A Huntsman's Fate, but may be read as a standalone story.

Heart of a Huntsman

Author: Liam Reese

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981437108


Page: 346

View: 1459

Orphaned by an assassin's blade, Besmir spends his youth on the fringes of society. He grows into a hunstman of some note, suitable to put food on the Duke's table, if unfit to join the meal. His simple, meager life is thrown into chaos when he finds himself approached by Zaynorth, an illusion mage who has come in search of Besmir, bearing a remarkable truth: the huntsman is far more than he knows himself to be. Along with his apprentice, Keluse, Besmir follows Zaynorth to a new and distant land where he will vie for a throne stolen by the very man responsible for his parents death. In Heart of a Huntsman, an orphan of noble birth must rally the people of a foreign land to his cause and lead them against a treacherous king - one whose army includes the very legions of Hell.

Prophecy of the Sun

Author: Liam Reese

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781986449236


Page: 422

View: 8717

A ranger brotherhood. A secret society. A king with a mission. Croenin must find his sister Ayne, the sister he's destined to kill - but chance finds him recruited into the Faero Ursi, the brotherhood once charged with protecting human travelers from their rulers, the Aes Sidhe. Croenin's journeys with the brotherhood carry him beyond the world outside of his village, where he learns from a surprising source that his grandfather's prophecy may not be so rigid after all. A choice must be made, and a young woman's life hangs in the balance - but as is the case with prophecy, little is ever as it seems.

Demons Don't Dream

Author: Piers Anthony

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0812534832

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 6203

Two young adventurers are drawn into the world of Xanth through a computer game and find themselves in a desperate race against time when treachery, danger, and deceit place Xanth itself in peril, as they learn that some things are more important than winning. Reissue.

In the Valley of the Sun

A Novel

Author: Andy Davidson

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1510721118

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9533

A finalist for the 2017 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel. Deftly written and utterly addictive, this Western literary horror debut will find a home with fans of authors like Joe Hill, Cormac McCarthy, and Anne Rice. One night in 1980, a man becomes a monster. Haunted by his past, Travis Stillwell spends his nights searching out women in West Texas honky-tonks. What he does with them doesn’t make him proud, just quiets the demons for a little while. But after Travis crosses paths one night with a mysterious pale-skinned girl, he wakes weak and bloodied in his cabover camper the next morning—with no sign of a girl, no memory of the night before. Annabelle Gaskin spies the camper parked behind her motel and offers the cowboy a few odd jobs to pay his board. Travis takes her up on the offer, if only to buy time, to lay low and heal. By day, he mends the old motel, insinuating himself into the lives of Annabelle and her ten-year-old son. By night, in the cave of his camper, he fights an unspeakable hunger. Before long, Annabelle and her boy come to realize that this strange cowboy is not what he seems. Half a state away, a grizzled Texas Ranger is hunting Travis for his past misdeeds, but what he finds will lead him to a revelation far more monstrous. A man of the law, he’ll have to decide how far into the darkness he’ll go for the sake of justice. When these lives converge on a dusty autumn night, an old evil will find new life—and new blood.

The Navel of the Demoness

Tibetan Buddhism and Civil Religion in Highland Nepal

Author: Charles Ramble

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198035084

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

View: 1398

This groundbreaking study focuses on a village called Te in a "Tibetanized" region of northern Nepal. While Te's people are nominally Buddhist, and engage the services of resident Tibetan Tantric priests for a range of rituals, they are also exponents of a local religion that involves blood sacrifices to wild, unconverted territorial gods and goddesses. The village is unusual in the extent to which it has maintained its local autonomy and also in the degree to which both Buddhism and the cults of local gods have been subordinated to the pragmatic demands of the village community. Charles Ramble draws on extensive fieldwork, as well as 300 years' worth of local historical archives (in Tibetan and Nepali), to re-examine the subject of confrontation between Buddhism and indigenous popular traditions in the Tibetan cultural sphere. He argues that Buddhist ritual and sacrificial cults are just two elements in a complex system of self-government that has evolved over the centuries and has developed the character of a civil religion. This civil religion, he shows, is remarkably well adapted to the preservation of the community against the constant threats posed by external attack and the self-interest of its own members. The beliefs and practices of the local popular religion, a highly developed legal tradition, and a form of government that is both democratic and accountable to its people all these are shown to have developed to promote survival in the face of past and present dangers. Ramble's account of how both secular and religious institutions serve as the building blocks of civil society opens up vistas with important implications for Tibetan culture as a whole.


Author: Rachel Caine,Jennifer Estep,Delilah S. Dawson,Kevin Hearne,Kelly Gay,Mark Henry,Seanan McGuire,Rob Thurman,Kelly Meding,Allison Pang

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476714150

Category: Fiction

Page: 440

View: 851

A collection of urban fantasy stories that take place at carnivals. From vampires and creepy clowns to mermaids, Druids, and wisecracking Irish wolfhounds, you'll find out that carnivals aren't the healthiest types of places to hang out at....

Lord Demon

Author: Roger Zelazny,Jane Lindskold

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0380770237

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 7657

Seeking revenge for the murder of his devoted human servant, Kai Wren, the great demon warrior, is forced into a series of dangerous alliances in order to preserve the Demon Realms, but he has been weakened by years of peace and the threat of betrayal among his closest companions. Reprint.


A Book of Essays Written in the Country

Author: Alexander Smith

Publisher: N.A



Page: 296

View: 4643

The Demon's Claw

Author: Dave Morris,Russ Nicholson

Publisher: Fabled Lands Llp

ISBN: 9781909905184

Category: Games

Page: 346

View: 2863

The darkest hour approaches... To recover the final fragment of the Sword of Life, you are forced to make an uneasy alliance with the exiled prince who seeks its twin, the Sword of Death. The next phase of your quest takes you through the alleyways of the city of Crescentium, where assassins lurk in the shadows and fanatic crusaders are vigilant to mete out punishment to any who break their harsh laws. But mortal foes are not your greatest threat. You must embark on a ship that voyages between worlds, face jinn and fire wizards, and contend against the still-powerful remnants of forgotten gods. In this land of sorcery, you will encounter terrors and wonders more fabulous than you have ever imagined - until your ultimate destination, the very shores of Life and Death, where you come face to face with your greatest foe. Blood Sword can be played either solo or in a team of up to four people, providing the most exciting challenge yet in fantasy adventures, combining the best of role-playing, novels and tabletop games. What reviewers say: ""A lush and gorgeous campaign, one of the best I've played..."" ""Without exaggeration, the finest entry in the best 'ongoing story' gamebook series ever crafted..."" ""A grand adventure. Ends on an absolutely awesome cliffhanger that leaves you just gasping to read the fourth book in the series...""

Midnight Tides

Book Five of The Malazan Book of the Fallen

Author: Steven Erikson

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781429926935

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

View: 9365

After decades of internecine warfare, the tribes of the Tiste Edur have at last united under the Warlock King of the Hiroth. There is peace--but it has been exacted at a terrible price: a pact made with a hidden power whose motives are at best suspect, at worst, deadly. To the south, the expansionist kingdom of Lether, eager to fulfill its long-prophesized renaissance as an Empire reborn, has enslved all its less-civilized neighbors with rapacious hunger. All, that is, save one--the Tiste Edur. And it must be only a matter of time before they too fall--either beneath the suffocating weight of gold, or by slaughter at the edge of a sword. Or so destiny has decreed. Yet as the two sides gather for a pivotal treaty neither truly wants, ancient forces are awakening. For the impending struggle between these two peoples is but a pale reflection of a far more profound, primal battle--a confrontation with the still-raw wound of an old betrayal and the craving for revenge at its seething heart. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Lilith's Cave

Jewish Tales of the Supernatural

Author: Howard Schwartz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195067266

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 5242

Tales of terror and the supernatural hold an honored position in the Jewish folkloric tradition. Howard Schwartz has superbly translated and retold fifty of the best of these folktales. Gathered from countless sources ranging from the ancient Middle East to twelfth-century Germany and later Eastern European oral tradition, these captivating stories include Jewish variants of the Pandora and Persephone myths.

Demon Magic

The Second Stormbringer Companion

Author: Larry DiTillio,Kevin Freeman,Mark L. Gambler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780933635227


Page: 80

View: 8125

DEMON MAGIC is the second companion for Stormbringer, the roleplaying game of action and adventure in the Young Kingdoms. DEMON MAGIC includes all necessary statistics, maps, and plans, and contains many illustrations.

The Vertigo Encyclopedia

Author: Alexander C. Irvine

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780756641221

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 240

View: 4884

DC Comics' innovative imprint for mature readers, Vertigo, is ready to follow in the footsteps of the successful "Marvel Encyclopedia" and "DC Comics Encyclopedia" with this ultimate guide to the most influential comics of our time, and their creators Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, and others.DC Comics

The Devil You Know

Author: Liz Carlyle

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743446380

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 5879

From acclaimed author Liz Carlyle comes a spellbinding new novel in which the ton's most charming ne'er-do-well meets his match in a most unexpected fashion and discovers the true meaning of desire.... The Devil You Know Frederica d'Avillez is sure she will never marry. She's had a disastrous London season, and now her longtime beau has thrown her over for a more eligible miss. But if Freddie can't have a husband, she's hell-bent on experiencing at least one night of unforgettable passion. Where better than in the arms of the dashing rogue Bentley "Hell-Bent" Rutledge? So what if he's a rake, scoundrel, and all-round devil? Scandal trails in Bentley's wake and fair maidens usually steer well clear of him -- and vice versa. But when the opportunity presents itself, Bentley can't resist Freddie's exotic beauty. When their wild, reckless passion has dire consequences, Bentley is forced to choose between honor and freedom. And Freddie soon realizes that Bentley's devil-may-care façade is just that -- for she has unwittingly unleashed his dark secrets...and secret desires.

Reclaimed By Her Master

Author: April Vine

Publisher: Lyrical Press

ISBN: 1616507047

Category: Fiction

Page: 110

View: 5837

He’ll catch her in the act—and never let her go. No one breaches the defenses of billionaire Dom Stephen Black—until Aria Swift does just that, stealing a priceless painting from his collection—along with his heart. But two can play that game, and soon a treasured necklace that belonged to Aria’s late mother ends up in Stephen’s skilled, waiting hands—along with a dare to retrieve it… Eight years later, Aria is ready to put closure on her infamous past by meeting Stephen’s challenge. And suddenly, she’s caught in his trap… There’s only one way to master a woman like Aria—and only one place to do it. Stephen’s luxuriously decadent Gold Room is where he’ll mete out her punishment, stroke by excruciatingly ecstatic stroke. Where Aria will submit to his every desire—and find in his touch, in his control, a frenzied yearning, and the ultimate pleasure of surrender… 31,427 Words