Author: V. L. Smith
Publisher: Black Velvet Seductions Publishing Company
Release Date: 2015-03-16
When Sir John FitzAlan, lord of an elite mercenary company, is rewarded with the Aquitainian barony of Savignac by Richard Lionheart, his future seems straightforward enough: restore a neglected estate to readiness for war and make the best he can of an arranged marriage to its baroness, Mellisande, a woman he has never met. Twice-widowed Mellisande, however, is in no mood for a third marriage. Far from the demure chatelaine John expects, she is an expert vintner and herbalist - skills her people, and the local bishop, suspect she used to murder her two previous husbands. As John's disciplined soldiers clash with the unruly local people, and relations with his wife grow colder, John begins to wonder if the tales told of her are true. Will he be Mellisande's next victim?
Author: Dan Keding
Release Date: 2016-06-06
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Engage young readers in stories they love while teaching important content with this fun book that features more than 40 folktales from around the world celebrating the animal-human bond. • Encourages reading with rich vocabulary, engaging narrative, and vivid imagery • Includes cross-curricular content with information about domestic and wild animals and their habitats • Features stories drawn from a variety of sources, including folktale collections, oral histories, and science and sociology books • Showcases the theme of cooperation to help promote teamwork and anti-bullying • Contains exercises, questions, and suggestions for further study
Author: Cora Linn Daniels
Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.
Release Date: 2003-11
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Originally published in 1903, this is an excellent source for an historical perspective on superstitions and folklore. Hundreds of entries are arranged alphabetically within broad subject categories. The original subtitle reads: "A comprehensive library of human belief and practice in the mysteries of life through more than six thousand years of experience and progress including the fundamental intuitions and instincts underlying the structure of civilization, theology, mythology, demonology, magic, witchcraft, esoteric philosophy, signs, omens, oracles, sorceries, auguries, divinations, prophecies, methods and means employed in revealing fortune and fate, systems and formulas for the use of psychical forces, hypnotism, clairvoyance, telepathy, spiritualism, character reading and character building with all the known powers and wonders of mind and soul, illustrated with numerous ancient and modern designs and thoroughly indexed."
Author: Arlene R. Keizer
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Literary Criticism
Writers as diverse as Carolivia Herron, Charles Johnson, Paule Marshall, Toni Morrison, and Derek Walcott have addressed the history of slavery in their literary works. In this groundbreaking new book, Arlene R. Keizer contends that these writers theorize the nature and formation of the black subject and engage established theories of subjectivity in their fiction and drama by using slave characters and the condition of slavery as focal points.In this book, Keizer examines theories derived from fictional works in light of more established theories of subject formation, such as psychoanalysis, Althusserian interpellation, performance theory, and theories about the formation of postmodern subjects under late capitalism. Black Subjects shows how African American and Caribbean writers' theories of identity formation, which arise from the varieties of black experience re-imagined in fiction, force a reconsideration of the conceptual bases of established theories of subjectivity. The striking connections Keizer draws between these two bodies of theory contribute significantly to African American and Caribbean Studies, literary theory, and critical race and ethnic studies.
Author: Kevin L. Donihe
Publisher: Raw Dog Screaming Press
Release Date: 2005-04-01
With a surgeon's skill editor Kevin L. Donihe stitches a diverse collection of fiction and poetry together to bring Bare Bone to life. Another Dr. Frankenstein, he assembles the pieces of others, birthing one complete monster to send lurching towards the darkness. Stories from past issues have received Honorable Mentions in The Years' Best Fantasy and Horror #15 and #17 and another was reprinted in The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror #13. Bare Bone is a bi-annual anthology. #7 continues the spine-tingling tradition of the series featuring the fiction and poetry of today's most exciting authors. From the twisted poetry of Michael Arnzen to the taut stories of Ronald Damien Malfi and Donald R. Burleson this issue is more haunting than ever.
For more than forty years I have collected and read travel books... I marked passages that enthused me and so gathered a library that was annotated by triangular corner-folds and barely decipherable jottings. This was my own inadvertent wool-gathering... Scraps of Wool is a celebration of travel writing, bringing together in a single volume passages that have enthralled generations of readers, encouraged them to dream of exploration and set off on journeys of their own. Compiled by Bill Colegrave, its excerpts have been selected by today’s travel writers and journalists, who have revealed the books that influenced them: Dervla Murphy, Tony Wheeler, Rory MacLean, Pico Iyer, Jan Morris, Colin Thubron, Artemis Cooper, Sara Wheeler, Alexander Frater and many more. Each of these scraps is a document of the writer’s passion for place – thick equatorial jungle, the soft ergs of the Sahara, Patagonian steppe – and each story, each memory will transport you to a different corner of the globe, and maybe even inspire you to plan your own great adventure.
Author: Michael R. Little
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Release Date: 2009-11-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
A guide to writing about the poems of the American author offers instructions for composing different types of essays and contains literary criticism for such works as "Birches," "Mending Wall," "The Road Not Taken," and "Acquainted with the Night."
In a world where nightmares stalk the earth and the few survivors must battle the vampire legions of the Ebon Cities, a team of soldiers races to save mankind when a traitor threatens to destroy the future of humanity. Southern Claw warlock Eric Cross is a member of Viper Squad, and his mission is to pursue the witch called Red across the wastelands. His hunt takes him through haunted forests and blighted tundra, into war-torn cities and to the edge of a twisted necropolis. And before the journey is done Cross will uncover the dark origins of magic, and learn the true meaning of sacrifice...
Four Towers is a thrilling tale of good versus evil. It is second and final book from the series called Zondon Alliance and the Order of Inquisition. As Zondon was attacked over and over by the forces of evil, Attorand came back from retirement, and he disclosed the secret about who is behind the evil, and how to overcome the forces of darkness. Yet these evil forces had prepared the last show of force, and had invaded Zondon in an apocalyptic way. It was like the Armageddon, and only a strike of luck could save Dmitry and his armies. And that luck came through Attorand, who ultimately uses two weapons, so he could save Zondon and its people. The book is also packed with funny situations.
Author: Steven Montano
Publisher: Steven Montano
Vampires. Magic. War. Welcome to the world After the Black. This collected edition includes the first three novels of the Blood Skies saga — BLOOD SKIES, BLACK SCARS and SOULRAZOR — plus the all-new short story CRUCIFIX POINT. Completely re-edited and featuring exciting new cover art by Barry Currey, the BLOOD SKIES OMNIBUS is a must-have for any Dark Fantasy or Military Sci-Fi collection! BLOOD SKIES Southern Claw warlock Eric Cross is a member of Viper Squad, ordered to pursue the renegade witch called Red across a war-torn wasteland before she can betray vital secrets to the Ebon Cities. BLACK SCARS Cross and a band of unlikely allies find themselves on the trail of a recently released evil as it stalks the land in search of its ancient enemy, leaving a trail of madness and destruction in its wake. CRUCIFIX POINT Sent to investigate a series of mysterious vanishings in the wastelands, Cross and his newly-formed mercenary team learn the true fate of those killed during the massacre at Crucifix Point. SOULRAZOR Cross and his team are tasked with halting enemy activity near the remote city-state of Fane, where vampire agents have teamed up with a former Revenger to locate a deadly weapon called Soulrazor.
A life worth living is worth recording, and what better place than this journal? These lined pages crave your scribbled notes, thoughts, ideas, experiences, and notions. Fill the lines, remember your life, don't lose your ideas, and keep reaching higher to live the best life you can. It all starts here, folks, but you'll need your own pen or pencil. Write on!