Hell hath no fury like Callie Penrose... Ever since Callie - the Vatican's rookie monster hunter - killed a demon a few weeks ago, Kansas City's been eerily quiet. But she soon learns it's just the calm before the storm. Because werewolves begin abducting young women in Kansas City, and a new church opens its doors, pronouncing death to all idols, including these 'make-believe' monsters and wizards. But when one of their congregation is disemboweled by a monster on the steps of the church with the phrase God is dead painted in blood, someone in the church decides to take a lesson from the Salem Witch Trials... And the police seem to be helping. Callie must catch the killer before Kansas City erupts in civil war. A civil war she inadvertently started. Before everyone decides to kill each other. Or worse yet, her. But she's being stalked. By something unseen. More than one something... And with so many new faces coming to Missouri - gods, legends, and nightmares - Callie begins to realize it's all someone's sick idea of a game. And that Hell never really left Kansas City. Or Callie Penrose. After all, they say Missouri loves company...
Author: W. Michael and Kathleen O'Neal Gear
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2011-02-15
New York Times bestselling novelists W. Michael and Kathleen O’Neal Gear have long been considered the foremost chroniclers of early Native American life. Now, in a critically acclaimed, sweeping new series, they recreate the conflict-filled years following one of the first European invasions. Seen through the eyes of a courageous pair of Native Americans, Fire the Sky follows Hernando de Soto’s brutal expedition north from the Florida peninsula as the explorer plunders the heart of a complex and fragile civilization. An itinerant trader and outcast from his tribe, Black Shell was swept into the Spirit World and returned a transformed man. Now, carrying his white-feathered trader’s staff, he devotes his life to a sacred mission that only the tall, beautiful Pearl Hand—his lover, confidant and wife—truly understands. Black Shell has seen what the incomprehensibly violent, shining-armored invaders are capable of doing to his world and knows that if his people are to survive, he and his “Orphans,” a small band of fierce warriors, must kill as many Kristianos as they can. After being fought to a standstill by the courageous Apalachee Nation, de Soto has changed his tactics. He will employ promises of peace to accomplish what cannot be achieved by violence alone. Lured by a young man’s tale of gold and aided by an arrogant princess’s treachery, he makes his way through the beautiful southeastern landscape. One by one, the ancient Nations fall victim to his lies as rulers and commoners alike are tricked into enslavement. In spite of the price de Soto has placed on his head, Black Shell shadows the Kristiano advance and finds that his own legend precedes him. Some will heed Black Shell’s strategies of sacrifice and deception. Others will ignore him—and suffer unspeakable horrors as a result. In this moving, vivid portrait of a lost American civilization and a powerful love between a man and a woman, the Gears illuminate a little-understood time in our history, as this bloody conflict between two peoples hurtles toward an apocalyptic battle that may change the course of the war forever. . . .
When Loki becomes a necessary evil in the protection of both Jenna and his fellow Asgardians, the bond between Jenna and Bren is tested. Now, with a power struggle brewing between worlds and the wrath of the elders thundering on the horizon, Jenna must once again face the possibility of losing Bren...one way or another.
Mirshalla, who just found out her real name is Miranda, couldn't believe she was wandering alone in another dangerous forest, in a shredded dress, and with no shoes. Why was it that she was always thrust into dangerous situations in the wrong clothes and without shoes? She thought she was going meet her cousin the Grand Wizard for the first time, and spend a month as his companion, getting to know him and having him remove her cursed anklet... and hopefully her curse. Yet here she was, being chased by the evil wizard cousin and his evil wizard cohorts as she dodged deadly monsters at every turn. All while her curse continued to change her in frightening ways. And what did the fey prophesies of her finding the fabled land of the Fey or of her toppling a kingdom have to do with any of it? Little does Miranda know she is soon to find out the truth about herself and her curse... and it will shock her to her very core. But worse yet, she will meet a fate that will rip her apart.
Η Όντρεϋ δυσκολεύεται να βγει από το σπίτι. Ακόμα κι εκεί της είναι αδύνατο να βγάλει τα μαύρα γυαλιά της. Και τότε μπαίνει στη ζωή της ξαφνικά ο φίλος του αδερφού της, ο Λάινους. Με το τεράστιο χαμόγελο και τα αστεία σημειώματά του βοηθά σιγά σιγά την Όντρεϋ να βγει από το καβούκι της – και να πάει μέχρι τα Starbucks, για αρχή. Με τον Λάινους στο πλευρό της, η Όντρεϋ αρχίζει να νιώθει ότι μπορεί να κάνει και πάλι τα πράγματα που πριν την έκαναν να παραλύει από φόβο. Και ότι ίσως τελικά να καταφέρει κάποτε να ξαναβρεί τον δρόμο της προς την πραγματική ζωή.Ετοιμάσου να γελάσεις και να ονειρευτείς μαζί με την Όντρεϋ, καθώς ανακαλύπτει ότι, ακόμα κι όταν νιώθεις ότι έχεις χάσει τον εαυτό σου, ο έρωτας μπορεί να σε βρει παντού…
Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared off the secluded island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger family. There was no corpse, no witnesses, no evidence. But her uncle, Henrik, is convinced that she was murdered by someone in her own family, the deeply dysfunctional Vanger clan. Journalist Mikael is hired to investigate.
Author: Carol Goodman
Release Date: 2013-10-08
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
“Carol Goodman’s Blythewood is reminiscent of both Harry Potter and The Diviners, but in a way that doesn’t distract from the entertaining story within."* After narrowly escaping death in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, seventeen-year-old Avaline Hall is sent to Blythewood Academy, the elite girls’ boarding school in New York’s Hudson Valley that her mother attended years before. Ava hopes to solve the mystery of her mother’s death and its connection to the students who keep disappearing from Blythewood. But the school is not all that it appears . . . and neither is the handsome young man who saved Ava from the fire. What’s the meaning of the extraordinary powers Ava possesses? Who’s good and who’s evil? And who has the right to make that distinction? *review of Blythewood by Forever Young Adult
DESPERATE MEASURES Since the nukecaust, the American dream has been reduced to a daily fight for survival. In the hellish landscape of Deathlands, few dare to dream of a better tomorrow. But Ryan Cawdor and his companions press on, driven by the need for a future less treacherous than the present. CAUGHT IN THE CROSS FIRE Pulling sec duty aboard a steamboat on the mighty Sippi is a welcome reprieve for Ryan and his friends…until armored warships reduce their vessel to a burning husk. Abruptly stranded in a nightmarish, poisonous swamp, fighting off crocodiles and muties, the companions and their crew of allies get to work building rafts. Their escape route, however, is swiftly intercepted, and they learn they've sailed into the middle of a fierce conflict between two villes fighting over the iron trade. The companions don't seem to stand a chance against the fleets of ironclad gunboats. But in Deathlands, even the underdog can bite back…
This four-part collection of poems chronicles a tumultuous and intense phase in my life. Dashed into the throes of life its ecstasies and its agonies and a close witness (in my work as a medical doctor) to the human condition, I found solace in expressing the restless inferno raging within my psyche. The poems were written as they arrived, sometimes after ward-rounds and frequently on public transport. Occasionally, they would arrive in the shower, forcing me to leap out and rapidly pen whatever words did flash upon that inward eye, before they vanished into nothingness. I wrote on inspiration and the objects of my reflection always proved a most wonderful muse.