Shrouds of Darkness

Author: Brock E. Deskins

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781484807736


Page: 220

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Brooklyn is home to thousands of drug dealers, murderers, rapists, thieves, gang bangers, and mafia. There are also some really unpleasant people--like me. My name is Leo Malone, and I'm a vampire. I've lived in Brooklyn for nearly a century, and I've grown to like the place. I used to be a Sheriff; the law enforcement within the vampire enclave. I got fired a few years back for being too violent, and that's saying something when your primary duty is to cut the head off some vampire for stepping out of line. So now I do other things. Officially, I'm a private investigator. Unofficially, I take out the trash when it's too nasty leave on the curb. Anyway, a hot mutt (half werewolf) and her brother hire me to find their father after he doesn't come home. But even playing dogcatcher for a rabid werewolf running amok and tearing apart the populace is a simple job compared to the giant conspiracy pile I step in trying to find him. Now, not only do I have to track down a creature capable of turning me into a chew toy if I'm not careful, I have an untold number of my own kind out for my head. That's why I live by the motto "do unto others before they do unto you," and I'm damn good at doing unto others. Shrouds of Darkness is a gritty and witty action novel that will keep your eyes glued to the page. Shrouds of Darkness contains explicit language and violence and may not be suitable for younger readers.

Shroud of Eternity

Author: Terry Goodkind

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781786691675

Category: Good and evil

Page: 528

View: 9061

Sister of the Light, Sister of the Dark. The Slave Queen, Death's Mistress. The formidable sorceress Nicci has gone by many names and faced many challenges. After driving ruthless Norukai slavers out of Renda Bay, Nicci and her companions - the newly powerless Nathan and the youthful Bannon - continue their perilous journey into unchartled lands. Guided by the witch-woman Red's mysterious prophecy, the trio makes their way south of Kol Adair towards a wondrous city shrouded behind time, Ildakar. But the grotesque omens on their path to Nathan's salvation - severed Norukai heads on pikes, a monster born of new dark arts, and a petrified army of half a million - are just a taste of the unimaginable horrors that await within the Shroud of Eternity. 'And the Sorceress must save the world'.

Heart of Darkness

and Selections from The Congo Diary

Author: Joseph Conrad

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 0679641246

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 9415

'Heart of Darkness,' which appeared at the very beginning of our century, 'was a Cassandra cry announcing the end of Victorian Europe, on the verge of transforming itself into the Europe of violence,' wrote the critic Czeslaw Milosz. Originally published in 1902, Heart of Darkness remains one of this century's most enduring--and harrowing--works of fiction. Written several years after Conrad's grueling sojourn in the Belgian Congo, the novel tells the story of Marlow, a seaman who undertakes his own journey into the African jungle to find the tormented white trader Kurtz. Rich in irony and spellbinding prose, Heart of Darkness is a complex meditation on colonialism, evil, and the thin line between civilization and barbarity. This edition contains selections from Conrad's Congo Diary of 1890--the first notes, in effect, for the novel which was composed at the end of that decade. Virginia Woolf wrote of Conrad, 'His books are full of moments of vision. They light up a whole character in a flash. . . . He could not write badly, one feels, to save his life.'

Death's Mistress

Sister of Darkness: The Nicci Chronicles

Author: Terry Goodkind

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 0765388219

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 3804

Onetime lieutenant of the evil Emperor Jagang, known as "Death's Mistress" and the "Slave Queen", the deadly Nicci captured Richard Rahl in order to convince him that the Imperial Order stood for the greater good. But it was Richard who converted Nicci instead, and for years thereafter she served Richard and Kahlan as one of their closest friends--and one of their most lethal defenders. Now, with the reign of Richard and Kahlan finally stablized, Nicci has set out on her own for new adventures. Her first job being to keep the unworldly prophet Nathan out of trouble... Death's Mistress: Sister of Darkness will launch The Nicci Chronicles, Terry Goodkind's entirely new series with a cast of characters centered on one of his best-loved characters in the now-concluded Sword of Truth.

Shroud of Night

Author: Andy Clark

Publisher: Games Workshop

ISBN: 9781784966430

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 3162

An band of elite Chaos Space Marines from the Alpha Legion undertake a deadly stealth mission to infiltrate a heavily defended Imperial world. Upon the oceanic hive world of Tsadrekha, the darkness of the Noctis Aeterna is held at bay by the golden light of a unique beacon. Yet as sharks are drawn to blood, so the ravening warbands of the Heretic Astartes circle the planet, warring to claim this rich prize for their Dark Gods. Now, one of those warlords has deployed a secret weapon to end the deadlock. Kassar and his elite band of Alpha Legionnaires, the Unsung, must infiltrate the planet, using all their cunning and warrior skill to overcome the planet's defenders and corrupt the beacon. They need to work fast, for none other than Khârn the Betrayer himself has come to lead the final assault. As a rising tide of apocalyptic warfare consumes Tsadrekha, Kassar and his brothers must race for the prize or be consumed by the fury of the storm.

Angel in the Darkness

Author: Gd Thompson Sr

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1452006555

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

View: 1034

Disguised as fiction, The Angel Chronicles takes you to a world undiscovered...the real world and a world of personal discovery. It chronicles the life of Rene Thomas Colby. Just a man or so he thought. Until he discovers how to start believing and understanding his feelings for what he feels at the deepest reaches of his heart. He battles problems of the mind, fears, and doubts to discover what he doubted was his truth and the truth of so many. Through his trials and tribulations, he discovers the one thing he had lost for so long...his heart. On his journey of self-discovery, he finds out there is another like him, only she doesn't realize the journey in which she is partaking. It becomes a battle to aid her into coming out of the darkness as he is attempting. He realizes a mission. If she could only open up to the truth and gather the knowledge, he tries to give her. She too might really enjoy her purpose and, that she actually has purpose and her existence accounts for something in the multitudes of what is abnormal. In addition, just how important she really is to the souls of FS-3. Can Rene find the strength to understand his feelings? Will Rene seek to fight for those who really need him? Can Rene bring her out of the darkness while he too stands in that darkness? Can he find a way to understand its limits, walk out of that darkness, and be the abnormal thing he knows deep down he is? Can he find the strength to admit it and believe it without doubting his heart again?

The Turin Shroud Secret

Author: Sam Christer

Publisher: Sphere

ISBN: 0748130012

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 2174

It is the most controversial religious icon in the world. No one knows where it came from. No one knows when it was made. But now, the greatest mystery in religious history holds the key to a present-day serial killer who devises savage, bizarre deaths for his victims. And only two American cops, following a trail that stretches from California to the Vatican, can expose the secret of the Shroud. From internationally bestselling author Sam Christer, published in 35 languages around the world, comes a thriller packed with relentless action, shocking twists and astounding research - the most suspenseful and intelligent novel of its kind since The Da Vinci Code.


Author: hendrik erasmus

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493136275

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

View: 3788

Ultimately, a new order will rise from the smouldering ashes of war, but not until Koos; an expat, and Tihosi; a game ranger, go head-to-head with the elements of darkness that invade South Africa’s Kruger National Park. When several tourists flee into the vast wilderness they soon learn that the key to survival lies within themselves, as they become pawns in an increasingly deadly tango with ferocious beasts, rebel soldiers, an international poaching syndicate, and evil witchdoctors. This epic tale has elements of courage, love, loyalty, and haunting heartbreak that shine brightly through the flames of bloody revolution.

Peoria's Haunted Memories

Author: Stephanie E. McCarthy

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439620970

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 8777

At the heart of Peoria's Haunted Memories is the rich and compelling history and folklore of the Peoria area. Buildings and cemeteries in and around the city provide ideal stomping grounds for many restless specters. In this collection of haunted sites, the reader will be introduced to some of Peoria's best-loved mansions, institutions, and graveyards, as well as many of its more illustrious citizens. From Bartonville State Hospital to Bradley University, historic downtown theaters, hotels and taverns, and local churches, where ghostly congregants and ministers continue to worship, this book presents these ghost stories and legends for the fi rst time together in print. In addition to providing thrilling tales, Peoria's Haunted Memories serves as a unique guide for the intrepid supernatural sleuth seeking confi rmation that the dead do not always rest in peace.

Dr. Sax

Author: Jack Kerouac

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 9780802195722

Category: Fiction

Page: 245

View: 9309

“Kerouac dreams of America in the authentic rolling rhythms of a Whitman or a Thomas Wolfe, drunk with eagerness for life.”—John K. Hutchens

The Bond

Author: Tom Halvorson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595496369

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

View: 319

The game between Heaven and Hell starts with the Merger. Can an angel, a hero, and some unlikely companions compete against the forces of evil?

Table of Darkness

Author: Herman Lloyd Bruebaker

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469197138

Category: Fiction

Page: 343

View: 4027

Kimberly shook her head. We're moving the investigation to Cambridge. You're to come with us. IP is sending your orders. Look, I don't know what's going on. But I have never heard Howard so panic stricken. Was Freeman sighted in Cambridge? Swami wanted to know. Howard didn't say. And did he confirm what the man looks like now? No. Then we're running blind again. Swami thoughtfully looked around them. For a few moments the captain was confused what to do. Then his wavering soon faded. You go ahead but I'll stay awhile. I need to discuss a few matters with the money changer. Swami was silent for a few moments then he soberly said. I'll catch up with you later on. Hopefully, I will bring good news. But the matter stands. If we don't discover what changes he went through, our chances of cornering Freeman is nil. Chapter Eleven The private air field not far from London wasn't that busy as their VIP aircraft taxied to a hanger away from the terminal. After spending hours in flight, the weary couple was still confused why they rapidly made their exit from India. Garnett repeatedly tried contacting Howard but never received a response. While disembarking outside the hanger, Garnett was surprised when seeing the thick foggy conditions. He wondered what stupid air controller allowed a touchdown in such conditions. The marine officer then thoughtfully surveyed their surroundings. He didnt like this isolation that could easily develop into a belligerent situation. It was then that he saw the 3 unfriendly business suits standing nearby, their attention reserved for the aircraft he had just stepped from. They suspiciously made no aggressive movements but silently stood their ground. There were 10 hangers with no planes parked outside which was suspicious. This was no chance arrival but a carefully set up meeting of sorts. Why instantly perked his cautious response. Garnett about to ask Kimberly what she thought saw her wide smile. Then he saw an older man walking from the hanger happily waving at Kimberly. Afterwards, Garnett quietly stood aside while Kimberly excitedly greeted her uncle. In the following few minutes he was ignored while they rapidly talked. Garnett wasn't familiar with the Israeli language so their discussion meant nothing to him. Whatever they were talking about occasionally caused the disagreeable uncle to lose his smile. When Garnett was about to walk away from the plane, the security men politely shook their heads. Garnett nodded and didn't try that again. Minutes later a gasoline tanker pulled alongside their plane while the business suits cautiously monitored the refueling. Not until the truck finished did the Israelis relax. Temperatures kept dropping as thick fog slowly engulfed that airfield. Finally, Kimberly stopped reminiscing and looked at Garnett patiently waiting a few feet away. Honey, this is my Uncle Joshua Lahav. Then she looked at the husky man at her side and said cordially. I want you to meet my better half, Garnett Lewis. He's the one I told you about. The husky built man with a neatly trimmed gray beard extended his hand. I have heard much about you, my good man. The gray eyes sparkled with friendliness while his grip was strong. My niece tells me you have a very complicated covert on your hands? Garnett shrugged his agreement. Its definitely having some moments, sir. That I can understand, he replied, in a smooth English accent that momentarily caught Garnett off guard. When glancing at Kimberly his voice became more serious. Im afraid your moments are about to worsen. Then youre familiar with the Book of Sakkare? Garnett curiously asked. Yes, more than I want to be. Far back as Moses our people have known about the Book of Sakkare. Dressed in his tailored gray suit Joshua looked to be a ladys man. He was handsome for his fifty-three years and radiated a trust mos

Shrouds of Holly

Author: Kate Kingsbury

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780425218495

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

View: 1917

At the height of the Christmas season, Cecily Sinclair Baxter undertakes a personal investigation to find her missing husband and stable manager, who vanished during an expedition into the nearby woods to cut holly to decorate the ballroom for the Pennyfoot Hotel's annual Christmas reception, and the killer responsible for returning a corpse in their place. Original.

The Little Book of Big Frontiers

Rediscovering the Lost Realms of Christianity

Author: John E. Worgul

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621899837

Category: Religion

Page: 80

View: 4621

Most Christians are unaware that there is such a thing as a biblical cosmology. That is, we do not have a clear idea of the whole of creation, both visible and invisible, its parts and realms, and how they fit together. We live by bits and pieces of conflicting notions supplied by the Bible and the secular world, and there is little comprehension of the overall design of reality and the all-embracing vision of creation that the Bible provides and the Church has taught for centuries. The matter seems too complex for the typical contemporary Christian and so the matter is dropped as irrelevant. The consequences are deadly; ignorance breeds arrogance, indifference, and finally spiritual death. The Little Book of Big Frontiers intends to make the complex issue of cosmology understandable. Vivid and ordinary stories and images are used to illustrate extremely difficult concepts that will open up new frontiers for the reader. Readers will come away with a whole new understanding of the cosmos and how it works, integrating the interior realties of the soul with the world around them, rediscovering realms that were once known to the early Christians but, alas, are now lost within the secularization of our culture.

The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the United Church of England and Ireland, Together with the Psalter Or Psalms of David

Author: Church of England

Publisher: N.A



Page: 264

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