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A Dark Night Hidden

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Josse D'Acquin and the Abbess Helewise are appalled by the views of the fanatical new priest, Father Micah, but are even more horrified when his body turns up by the side of the road. Whatever his methods he was a man of God. And, when it appears that a band of evangelical heretics, who Micah condemned to the stake, might be behind his death, the Abbess is torn by her compassion for their suffering and her duty to the church. When Josse realises that his desires to save the heretics she cannot possibly condone, he is forced to act against her wishes, risking the greatest friendship he has. For the Abbess, her friendship with Josse is deepening the longer he stays at the abbey, as is her awareness of his attractions as a man. Meanwhile Joanna, Josse's former lover, lives hidden in the forest with their baby girl, Meggie. Joanna continues to learn the skills and secrets of the pagan forest people but it is only at her initiation that she realises what mysterious powers have been unleashed. Despite their wisdom however the forest people are both feared by and vulnerable to outsiders. When Joanna nurses an injured woman back to health, she and Meggie find themselves in mortal danger.

In a Dark, Dark Wood

In a Dark, Dark Wood Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ruth Ware
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501151754
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A weekend away deep in the English countryside takes a sinister turn in this suspenseful and compulsive debut psychological thriller. Sometimes the only thing to fear...is yourself. Leonora (Lee to some, Nora to others) is a reclusive writer, but when an old friend unexpectedly invites her to a weekend away in an eerie glass house, she reluctantly agrees to make the trip. But a haunting realization creeps in to the party: they are not alone in the woods. Forty-eight hours later, Nora wakes up in a hospital bed with the knowledge that someone is dead. Wondering not “what happened?” but “what have I done?” she tries to piece together the events of the past weekend. In order to uncover secrets and reveal motives, Nora must revisit parts of herself that she’d rather leave buried where they belong: in the past. In the vein of The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl, this gripping thriller will have readers on the edge of their seats until the very last page.

A Dark Night's Work

A Dark Night's Work Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elizabeth Gaskell,Sheba Blake
Editor: Sheba Blake Publishing Corporation
ISBN: 3986479090
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A writer of remarkably diverse talents, Elizabeth Gaskell produced fiction and non-fiction ranging from short stories that offered detailed cross-sections of Victorian life and society to a well-regarded biography of author Charlotte Bronte. The novel A Dark Night's Work is the engrossing apogee of Gaskell's foray into Gothic ghost stories and tales of horror. Fans of these genres won't be disappointed.

12 Seconds Of Silence

12 Seconds Of Silence Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jamie Holmes
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 1328459853
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The riveting story of the American scientists, tinkerers, and nerds who solved one of the biggest puzzles of World War II—and developed one of the most powerful weapons of the war 12 Seconds of Silence is the remarkable, lost story of how a ragtag group of American scientists overcame one of the toughest problems of World War II: shooting things out of the sky. Working in a secretive organization known as Section T, a team of physicists, engineers, and everyday Joes and Janes took on a devilish challenge. To help the Allies knock airplanes out of the air, they created one of the world’s first “smart weapons.” Against overwhelming odds and in a race against time, mustering every scrap of resource, ingenuity, and insight, the scientists of Section T would eventually save countless lives, rescue the city of London from the onslaught of a Nazi superweapon, and help bring about the Axis defeat. A holy grail sought after by Allied and Axis powers alike, their unlikely innovation ranks with the atomic bomb as one of the most revolutionary technologies of the Second World War. Until now, their tale was largely untold. For fans of Erik Larson and Ben Macintyre, set amidst the fog of espionage, dueling spies, and the dawn of an age when science would determine the fate of the world, 12 Seconds of Silence is a tribute to the extraordinary wartime mobilization of American science and the ultimate can-do story.

Dark Matter and Dark Energy

Dark Matter and Dark Energy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brian Clegg
Editor: Icon Books
ISBN: 1785785699
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All the matter and light we can see in the universe makes up a trivial 5 per cent of everything. The rest is hidden. This could be the biggest puzzle that science has ever faced. Since the 1970s, astronomers have been aware that galaxies have far too little matter in them to account for the way they spin around: they should fly apart, but something concealed holds them together. That ’something' is dark matter – invisible material in five times the quantity of the familiar stuff of stars and planets. By the 1990s we also knew that the expansion of the universe was accelerating. Something, named dark energy, is pushing it to expand faster and faster. Across the universe, this requires enough energy that the equivalent mass would be nearly fourteen times greater than all the visible material in existence. Brian Clegg explains this major conundrum in modern science and looks at how scientists are beginning to find solutions to it.

Dark Night of the Soul

Dark Night of the Soul Pdf/ePub eBook Author: St. John of the Cross
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 162793247X
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While imprisoned in a tiny prison cell for his attempts to reform the Church, sixteenth-century Spanish mystic John of the Cross composed many of his now classic poems of the soul's longing for God. Written on a scroll smuggled to him by one of his guards, his songs are the ultimate expression of the spiritual seeker's journey from estranged despair to blissful union with the divine After escaping his captors, John fell into a state of profound ecstasy and wrote Dark Night of the Soul. Later, he added an important commentary to his poem to guide other searching souls along the arduous path to communion with God. Here, for the first time, a scholar unaffiliated with the Catholic Church has translated this timeless work. Mirabai Starr, who has studied Buddhism, Hinduism, and Judaism, lends the seeker's sensibility to John's powerful text and brings this classic work to the twenty-first century in a brilliant and beautiful rendering

The Dead and the Dark

The Dead and the Dark Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Courtney Gould
Editor: Wednesday Books
ISBN: 1250762022
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"Imagine Riverdale crossing streams with Stephen King's The Outsider and you'll get a sense of this gripping supernatural mystery...Gould's debut begins as a snappy paranormal yarn and unspools into a profound story about the complex interplay between grief, guilt, and identity." - Oprah Daily Courtney Gould’s thrilling YA debut The Dead and the Dark is about the things that lurk in dark corners, the parts of you that can’t remain hidden, and about finding home in places—and people—you didn’t expect. The Dark has been waiting—and it won't stay hidden any longer. Something is wrong in Snakebite, Oregon. Teenagers are disappearing, some turning up dead, the weather isn’t normal, and all fingers point to TV’s most popular ghost hunters who have just come to town. Logan Ortiz-Woodley, daughter of TV's ParaSpectors, has never been to Snakebite before. But the moment she and her dads arrive, she starts to get the feeling that there's more than ghosts plaguing this small town. Ashley Barton’s boyfriend was the first teen to go missing, and she’s felt his ghost following her ever since. Although everyone shuns the Ortiz-Woodleys, the mysterious Logan may be the only person who can help Ashley get some answers. When Ashley and Logan team up to figure out who—or what—is haunting Snakebite, their investigation reveals truths about the town, their families, and themselves that neither of them are ready for. As the danger intensifies, they realize that their growing feelings for each other could be a light in the darkness

Hidden Joy in a Dark Corner

Hidden Joy in a Dark Corner Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Wendy Blight
Editor: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9781575673189
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One week after Wendy Blight’s college graduation, she walked into her apartment to find a masked man holding a knife and waiting for her at the top of the stairs. The man spent an hour physically and sexually assaulting Wendy, leaving her changed forever. After this terrifying experience, she lived for years cocooned in a prison of fear, despair, and hopelessness. Finally, after years of searching and believing she had nowhere else to turn, she fell on her knees before God and poured out her tears, anger, and questions to Him. Wendy’s story is one of transformation from trauma to rebirth through the power of the Word of God. Through Hidden Joy in a Dark Corner, the reader will experience hope and the encouragement necessary to press forward to healing and restoration.

The Harvest

The Harvest Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Meyer Levin
Editor: Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
ISBN: 1625670842
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The family saga that began in The Settlers continues through WWII and the creation of Israel in a novel that “follows history’s beat closely and knowingly” (Kirkus Reviews). When the Chaimovitch family fled the Russian pogroms at the turn of the twentieth century, they hoped their family could flourish in Eretz Yisroel, the land of their ancestors. Twenty years later, they are thriving in Palestine and sending their youngest son Mati off to attend an American college. But the difficulties of their old lives in Russia are harder to shake than they thought. With the rumblings of World War II comes anti-Jewish violence reminiscent of the pogroms they once fled. And that violence claims the life of Mati’s younger brother. When Mati returns home to help his family deal with the sudden tragedy, he brings his new Jewish American bride Dena. Bridging the generations, the Chaimovitch family will confront unimaginable horrors as they work toward the triumphs and trials that created the Jewish state of Israel. “The culmination of a prodigiously productive and important career.” —Norman Mailer

Among the Oranges

Among the Oranges Pdf/ePub eBook Author: D. White
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1984575368
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In “I’ll Meet you at Noon North of August among the Oranges,” a man deals with separation from his wife. He’ll have to give up the house in Malibu because without his wife’s income, he won’t be able to afford the high rent. In “Under the Cyclops Moon,” a young man got his girlfriend pregnant and now faces marriage for the first time. He works for his fiancée’s father but hates it. What was once good has become awful. He contemplates suicide. In “A Garden of Zero Roses,” a woman’s body was found in the garden. But who was she?

Still Lake

Still Lake Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anne Stuart
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460301722
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It was a dream come true. Buying a run-down farm in a beautiful Vermont town is the start of a new life for Sophie Davis. She moves her mother, Grace, and her half sister, Marty, out of the city, hoping the change will help both women sort out their complicated lives. And for Sophie, turning Stonegate Farm into a quaint country inn is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. She doesn't even mind that the farm was the scene of a grisly multiple murder twenty years earlier…. Then a stranger comes to town. When a stranger moves in next to the farm, Sophie believes the sense of peace she has built for herself and her family is being threatened. Because there's something different about John Smith. It's clear he's keeping secrets…and that he's come to Colby, Vermont, for a reason. And that reason has something to do with Sophie and Stonegate Farm. Now her dream is becoming a nightmare. Who is John Smith? Why does his very presence make Sophie feel so completely out of control? And why is she beginning to suspect that this mysterious stranger will put in jeopardy everything she's dreamed of—maybe even her own life?

Historical Noir

Historical Noir Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Barry Forshaw
Editor: Oldcastle Books Ltd
ISBN: 0857301365
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It's one of the most successful - and surprising - of phenomena in the entire crime fiction genre: detectives (and proto-detectives) solving crimes in earlier eras. There is now an army of historical sleuths operating from the mean streets of ancient Rome to the Cold War era of the 1950s. And this astonishingly varied offshoot of the crime genre, as well as keeping bookshop tills ringing, is winning a slew of awards, notably the prestigious CWA Historical Dagger. Barry Forshaw, one of the UK s leading experts on crime fiction, has written a lively, wide-ranging and immensely informed history of the genre, which might be said to have begun in earnest with Ellis Peters crime-solving monk Brother Cadfael in the 1970s and Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose in 1980 (with another monkish detective), but which has now taken readers to virtually every era and locale in the past. As in earlier entries in his Noir series, Forshaw has produced the perfect reader's guide to a fascinating field; every major writer is considered, often through a concentration on one or two key books, and exciting new talents are highlighted. 'Historical Noir covers crime novels (and their authors) set in ancient Greece and beyond to the 1950s ... what a splendid, varied bunch Forshaw provides' - Times 'A very worthy addition to this great series' - Crime Squad Look out for the other books in Barry Forshaw's Noir series, Euro Noir, Nordic Noir, Brit Noir and American Noir, and for his latest book, Crime Fiction: A Reader's Guide.

Ayodhya - The Dark Night

Ayodhya - The Dark Night Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Krishna Jha
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9350299011
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As the trespassers walked towards the mosque, the muezzin [...] jumped out of the darkness. Before the adversaries could discover his presence, he dashed straight towards Abhiram Das, the vairagi who was holding the idol in his hands and leading the group of intruders. [...] The sadhu quickly freed himself and, together with his friends, retaliated fiercely. Heavy blows began raining from all directions. Soon, the muezzin realized that he was no match for the men and that he alone would not be able to stop them. 22 December 1949: A conspiracy that began with the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi culminated in the execution of the Ayodhya strategy. Late that night, a little-known sadhu, Abhiram Das, and his followers entered the Babri Masjid and planted an idol of Rama inside it. While it is known that the Hindu Mahasabha had a role in placing the idol in the mosque, the larger plot and the chain of events that led to that act have never been subject to rigorous scrutiny. Through intrepid research and investigation, Krishna Jha and Dhirendra K. Jha bring together the disparate threads of the buried narrative for the first time. Through a series of first-hand interviews with eyewitnesses and the unearthing of archival material, the authors take us behind the scenes to examine the motivations and workings of the Mahasabha members who pulled the strings. They also examine the liaison between Mahasabhaites and Hindu traditionalists in the Congress - an association that Jawaharlal Nehru sought to break in his cautious battle with Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and the right-wing forces. Ayodhya: The Dark Night uncovers, in vivid detail, what really transpired on the fateful night that was to leave a permanent scar on the Indian polity.


Fireweed Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Laveryne Green
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1663204780
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On Nov. 9, 1989, the notorious Berlin Wall came tumbling down and the world celebrated freedom. Just weeks later a young Canadian family experienced a tragedy that shrunk their world, and for them, eclipsed the recent news! Three sister, Victoria (15), Noelle-Collette (13) and Gina (11) wrestle for the next number of years rebuilding their shattered world.

Divine Protection

Divine Protection Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elna Prinsloo
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781453585450
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For Lindi Daniels and her son, Jonathan, moving into The Village Residents was a new beginning. Knowing who she was in Jesus Christ enabled Lindi to hold her head up high, regardless of the hideous scars on her face and neck. She could, however, not foresee the changes these very scars would initiate in other peoples lives. While most did not mind them, she was unprepared for Jason Alexanders brutal attack. Whos the scarecrow? The force of his own cruel words almost left him gasping for breath. Jason was about to meet the God of Love and Peace the God who gathers his people from all over the world and heals their deepest wounds.

The Dark Mile

The Dark Mile Pdf/ePub eBook Author: D. K. Broster
Editor: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1787201988
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Set during the 1745 Jacobite era, this is the third and final instalment of D. K. Broster’s trilogy. First published in 1929, The Dark Mile is the sequel to The Flight of the Heron (1925) and The Gleam in the North (1927), completing the picture of a close-knit community embroiled in a civil war. At the centre of the story are the intersecting fortunes of two men, who at first glance seem almost complete opposites: Ewen Cameron, a young Highland laird in the service of the Prince, is dashing, sincere, and idealistic, while Major Keith Windham, a professional soldier in the opposing English army, is cynical, world-weary, and profoundly lonely. When a second-sighted Highlander tells Ewen that the flight of a heron will lead to five meetings with an Englishman who is fated both to do him a great service and to cause him great grief, Ewen refuses to believe it. But as Bonnie Prince Charlie’s ill-fated campaign winds to its bitter end, the prophecy is proven true—and through many dangers and trials, Ewen and Keith find that they have one thing indisputably in common: both of them are willing to sacrifice everything for honour’s sake... Adapted for BBC Radio in 1961, this is an unmissable read to complete your collection!

Girl In A Red Tunic

Girl In A Red Tunic Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alys Clare
Editor: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 1444716700
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With Richard the Lionheart still being held hostage after his crusade, his people have been made paupers paying his ransom. The Abbess Helewise is struggling to keep her abbey going through a cold, brutal winter as she fends off starvation of her nuns and the local people. Then her son returns to her in desperate need of help after a seperation of nearly twenty years. He claims his wife is suffering mental torments and his son is mute. But when a man is found strangled, dangling from a tree near the abbey, her son and his family flee the very next day. Helewise and a local Knight, Josse d' Acquin, must investigate deep into the past to the time before Helewise took the veil. Were her handsome husband and enigmatic father-in-law all that they seemed? And can she prevent another terrible murder or will the sins of the fathers be laid upon her innocent son?

A Shadowed Evil

A Shadowed Evil Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alys Clare
Editor: Severn House Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 1780106734
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February, 1212. Sir Josse d’Acquin and Helewise are summoned to Southfire Hall, where Josse’s elderly uncle, Hugh, lies dying, surrounded by his children. But the pair soon discovers that Hugh’s ill health is not the only cause of distress in the house: for Hugh’s son and heir, Herbert, has taken an unpleasant new wife, the widowed Lady Cyrille. Josse and Helewise are distracted by the discovery of an injured young man on the road outside on the evening of their arrival, but the longer they remain in the house, the more they feel that something is very wrong. What happened to Josse’s cousin Aeleis, who no one speaks of? Where is Lady Cyrille’s small son? And why do they both feel as if the house itself is alive – and threatened by approaching evil?

The Enchanter's Forest

The Enchanter's Forest Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alys Clare
Editor: Hodder
ISBN: 1444716719
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In the Great Wealden Forest, power has fallen into the wrong hands. It is Midsummer 1195. A ruthlessly ambitious man has fallen deeply into debt, his desperate situation made even more difficult by the contribution he has had to pay towards King Richard's ransom. To make matters worse the beautiful wife he tricked into marriage has tired of him and her mother hates his guts. But then he makes an extraordinary discovery that dramatically changes his fortunes . . . until his lifeless body is found hidden in the undergrowth. Which of his many enemies loathed him enough to resort to murder? Josse d'Acquin, driven by his love for the Abbess Helewise and for the other mysterious woman whom he holds in his heart, knows that he has no choice but to investigate. But the personal cost will be high . . .

Heart of Ice

Heart of Ice Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alys Clare
Editor: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 1444726706
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It is February 1194. A desperately ill man is making for Hawkenlye Abbey in the hope of a miracle cure. In his delirium he sees the Virgin Mary and, sinking to his knees, he begins to pray. She is the last person he will ever see. The winter cold intensifies and the Vale lake freezes over. It is only when the thaw sets in that a corpse is discovered in the icy waters, its skull crushed by a lethal blow. With no clues on the body but an apothecary's remedy, Abbess Helewise asks her trusted friend Sir Josse d'Acquin to find out the man's identity. As Josse sets out on his mission, a party of sick people arrive seeking help, and their sickness looks terrifyingly like plague . . .

Song of the Nightingale

Song of the Nightingale Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alys Clare
Editor: Severn House Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 1780103034
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In the latest Hawkenlye mystery, desperate men commit terrible crimes, but vengeance is on its way . . . Winter, 1211.Former abbess Helewise moves back to her cell near Hawkenlye Abbey to help the needy, putting a strain on her relationship with Sir Josse D'Acquin, who is called to examine the bodies of three men, one of whom bears a complicated symbol carved into his chest: a symbol that signifies vengeance. Meanwhile, far from home, Sir Josse's son Ninian has become involved in the cause of the doomed Cathar people; soon to be swept up in a fight that they cannot hope to win

A Dark and Secret Place

A Dark and Secret Place Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jen Williams
Editor: Crooked Lane Books
ISBN: 1643855751
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For fans of Kathleen Barber and Julia Heaberlin comes a chilling psychological suspense from award-winning author Jen Williams about a woman who discovers her late mother had a decades-long secret correspondence with a serial killer, begging the question: how well do we know our own family and even ourselves? When prodigal daughter Heather Evans returns to her family home after her mother's baffling suicide, she makes an alarming discovery--stacks and stacks of carefully preserved letters from notorious serial killer Michael Reave. The "Red Wolf," as he was dubbed by the press, has been in prison for over twenty years, serving a life sentence for the gruesome and ritualistic murders of several women across the country, although he has always protested his innocence. The police have had no reason to listen, yet Heather isn't the only one to have cause to re-examine the murders. The body of a young woman has just been found, dismembered and placed inside a tree, the corpse planted with flowers. Just as the Red Wolf once did. What did Heather's mother know? Why did she kill herself? And with the monstrous Red Wolf safely locked inside a maximum security prison, who is stalking young women now? Teaming up with DI Ben Parker, Heather hopes to get some answers for herself and for the newest victims of this depraved murderer. Yet to do that, she must speak to Michael Reave herself, and expose herself to truths she may not be ready to face. Something dark is walking in the woods, and it knows her all too well.


Taliban Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ahmed Rashid
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0755647114
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A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Following the U.S-Taliban peace deal of February 2020 - and the U.S's promised withdrawal from Afghanistan - the Taliban began terrorizing Afghan security forces, civilians and the government in Kabul. By August 2021, the group had seized control of the entire country. Taliban is a New York Times bestseller by the award-winning journalist Ahmed Rashid. Now considered a modern classic, the book provides rare insight into the history of the Taliban, their political movement, their leaders and their aims. This authoritative account is renowned for being able to explain one of the world's most extreme organizations from their inception in northern Pakistan in the early 1990s to their rise to power. In doing so, Rashid closely details their impact on Afghanistan, the Middle East and Central Asia, and how and why the Taliban spread, including their relationship with both Al-Qaeda and the U.S. The book has sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over 40 languages. This third edition marks twenty years since the U.S. invaded Afghanistan and the author adds a new introduction to reflect on how the group regained their strength, the humanitarian crisis, and what Taliban rule is likely to mean for the region and the world.

Hunting the Dark Knight

Hunting the Dark Knight Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Will Brooker
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0857732129
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Publishing alongside the world premiere of Christopher Nolan's third Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises", Will Brooker's new book explores Batman's twenty-first century incarnations. Brooker's close analysis of "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight" offers a rigorous, accessible account of the complex relationship between popular films, audiences, and producers in our age of media convergence. By exploring themes of authorship, adaptation and intertextuality, he addresses a myriad of questions raised by these films: did "Batman Begins" end when "The Dark Knight began? Does its story include the Gotham Knight DVD, or the 'Why So Serious' viral marketing campaign? Is it separate from the parallel narratives of the Arkham Asylum videogame, the monthly comic books, the animated series and the graphic novels? Can the brightly campy incarnations of the Batman ever be fully repressed by "The Dark Knight", or are they an intrinsic part of the character? Do all of these various manifestations feed into a single Batman metanarrative? This will be a vital text for film students and academics, as well as legions of Batman fans.

In the Dark of the Night

In the Dark of the Night Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Saul
Editor: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345493672
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Summer vacation becomes a season in hell for an ordinary family who unwittingly stir something invisible, insidious, and insatiable from its secret slumber–unleashing a wave of horror only the darkest evil could create, that only a master of spine-tingling terror like John Saul could orchestrate. For deep in the shadows in the dark of the night lurks something as big as life . . . and as real as death. It has waited seven years for someone to come back to the rambling lakeside house called Pinecrest, which has stood empty since its last owner went missing. For upscale Chicago couple Dan and Merrill Brewster, the old midwestern manse is an ideal retreat, and for their kids, Eric and Marci, it’s the perfect place to spend a lazy summer exploring. Which is how Eric and his teenage friends discover the curious cache of discarded objects stowed in a hidden room of Pinecrest’s carriage house. The bladeless hacksaws, shadeless lamps, tables with missing legs, headless axe handle, and other unremarkable items add up to a pile of junk. Yet someone took the trouble to inventory each worthless relic in a cryptic ledger. It has all the makings of a great mystery–whispering, coaxing, demanding to be solved. But the more the boys devote themselves to restoring the forgotten possessions and piecing together the puzzle behind them, the more their fascination deepens into obsession. Soon their days are consumed with tending the strange, secret collection–while their nights become plagued by ever more ghastly dreams, nightmares that soon seep into reality. And when a horrifying discovery surfaces, so does the chilling truth–about the terrifying events that rocked the town seven years before, the mysterious disappearance of Pinecrest’s last resident, and a twisted legacy with a malevolent life of its own . . . and a bottomless hunger for new victims.

Your Republic Is Calling You

Your Republic Is Calling You Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Young-ha Kim
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547546971
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A foreign film importer, Gi-yeong is a family man with a wife and daughter. An aficionado of Heineken, soccer, and sushi, he is also a North Korean spy who has been living among his enemies for twenty-one years. Suddenly he receives a mysterious email, a directive seemingly from the home office. He has one day to return to headquarters. He hasn’t heard from anyone in over ten years. Why is he being called back now? Is this message really from Pyongyang? Is he returning to receive new orders or to be executed for a lack of diligence? Has someone in the South discovered his secret identity? Is this a trap?Spanning the course of one day, Your Republic Is Calling You is an emotionally taut, psychologically astute, haunting novel that reveals the depth of one particularly gripping family secret and the way in which we sometimes never really know the people we love. Confronting moral questions on small and large scales, it mines the political and cultural transformations that have transformed South Korea since the 1980s. A lament for the fate of a certain kind of man and a certain kind of manhood, it is ultimately a searing study of the long and insidious effects of dividing a nation in two.

Morpheus Speaks

Morpheus Speaks Pdf/ePub eBook Author: R. J. Cole MS LEP
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1532070071
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Morpheus Speaks by R. J. Cole MS LEP Summary

Our dreams provide a myriad of mysterious and confusing images—some from our personal experiences and some from the depths of the human archetype—but what do they mean, and how can we use them in everyday life? Morpheus Speaks is a compendium of more than five thousand dream images pulled from the dreams of more than three thousand dreamers. Ideas on how to remember dreams, interpret them, and apply them to daily life are provided. Because some dreams seem to advocate for deeper levels of understanding, there are insight sections, a separate section on nightmares, and a section on images that all humans share, regardless of experience. However, we must be careful as we tread the hidden forests of our dreams. They are the unprotected essence of who and what we are. They are the messengers of our souls and our deeper selves. The outer masks that we present to the world—and even the masks we wear to avoid looking too deeply at ourselves—are stripped away during sleep, allowing us to see our most beautiful faces and darkest shadows. Dreams reveal truths about our emotional state of mind, physical and psychological health, and sense of the spiritual. They are our connection to everything, one another, and God. Discover your deepest truths in this definitive guide to dreams, their meanings, and their practical applications in life.

The Dark Knight: Batman and the Flock of Fear

The Dark Knight: Batman and the Flock of Fear Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Matthew K. Manning
Editor: Capstone
ISBN: 143426579X
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After being released from ARKHAM ASYLUM, the DARK KNIGHT'S most frightful foe, the SCARECROW, sets out to cure his one and only fear - birds! With a new and improved fear toxin, he's going after ROBIN, BATMAN'S powerful partner.

Grandma's Potpourri

Grandma's Potpourri Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Pearl Klusman
Editor: TEACH Services, Inc.
ISBN: 1479609625
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Grandma’s Potpourri is a collection of poems from Pearl Klusman. These poems reflect Pearl’s personal journey through life, love, joy, and loss. Through it all Pearl keeps her focus on the One who can bring healing and peace to a broken world. The poems in this book were written as a way of expressing feelings over the life and loss that we all experience. She uses her inspiration and life song to encourage her readers to trust in God and to know that He has everything and everyone in His hands. Topics include life, death, love, nature, Christ, and hope, and many others.

Arms of a Stranger

Arms of a Stranger Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Danice Allen
Editor: Diversion Books
ISBN: 1626812748
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“Danice Allen portrays pre-Civil War New Orleans with a deft hand as she sweeps readers into an exciting desire-in-disguise romance.” —RT Book Reviews Bored with the dull suitors and shallow admirers of London, Anne Weston sets out for New Orleans in search of a new kind of man. She finds what she’s looking for in the form of a brave stranger who helps a family of slaves escape—before pulling Anne into the shadows to steal a kiss. Lucien Delocroix, the careless, lazy son of a wealthy plantation owner, is more concerned with the cut of his coats than the running of his estate. And yet, Anne knows there is more to the charming dilettante than meets the eye, and that he’s willing to risk everything for what he knows to be right. Swept into the secret life of a daring rogue, Anne finds herself drawn to the excitement of danger—and the fervor of passion.

Book of Night

Book of Night Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Holly Black
Editor: Tor Books
ISBN: 1250812208
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"A delicious, dark, adrenaline rush of a book. I'm already dying to see Charlie Hall's next con." - New York Times bestselling author, Alix E. Harrow #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black makes her stunning adult debut with Book of Night, a modern dark fantasy of betrayals, cabals, and a dissolute thief of shadows, in the vein of Neil Gaiman and Erin Morgenstern. Charlie Hall has never found a lock she couldn’t pick, a book she couldn’t steal, or a bad decision she wouldn’t make. She's spent half her life working for gloamists, magicians who manipulate shadows to peer into locked rooms, strangle people in their beds, or worse. Gloamists guard their secrets greedily, creating an underground economy of grimoires. And to rob their fellow magicians, they need Charlie Hall. Now, she’s trying to distance herself from past mistakes, but getting out isn’t easy. Bartending at a dive, she’s still entirely too close to the corrupt underbelly of the Berkshires. Not to mention that her sister Posey is desperate for magic, and that Charlie's shadowless, and possibly soulless, boyfriend has been hiding things from her. When a terrible figure from her past returns, Charlie descends into a maelstrom of murder and lies. Determined to survive, she’s up against a cast of doppelgangers, mercurial billionaires, gloamists, and the people she loves best in the world—all trying to steal a secret that will give them vast and terrible power "Dark, strange, thick with mystery and twists—a story so believable in its magic, you'll be keeping one eye on your shadow as you turn the pages." — Leigh Bardugo, New York Times bestselling author of Ninth House "If Neil Gaiman channeled Stephen King, the result might be this book . . . scintillating prose, whiplash twists, and a voice of character that demands to be heard from again.” — James Rollins, New York Times bestseller of The Starless Crown “Heart, soul, and a bit of kink—The Book of Night is smart, decadent fun.”— Kelly Link, Pulitzer Prize Finalist "A dark romp full of danger and shadows with a razor sharp heroine and vivid magic." — Zoraida Córdova, Nationally bestselling author of The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina "A deliciously clever page-turner." —Paolo Bacigalupi, New York Times Bestselling author of The Water Knife "Book of Night delivers hot sex, a breathless plot, perfect characters, and some of the most gorgeous writing I've read in years, sharp as a razor blade, clear as a one-way glass." — Ellen Kushner, award-winning author of Swordspoint "A delicious, dark, adrenaline rush of a book. I'm already dying to see Charlie Hall's next con." - New York Times bestselling author, Alix E. Harrow "A dark and glittering cocktail of a book, heady with glamour and seediness, deep magic and desperate grifters. Black's spiky, irresistible heroine will lead you like a will o' the wisp into the dark." — Melissa Albert New York Times Bestselling author of The Hazel Wood "Holly Black is a master of fantasy with the Midas touch--there is no story she cannot turn to gold." — V.E. Schwab, New York Times bestselling author of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue "A gripping ride from start to finish. Book of Night invites you to reckon with the shadows of your past." — Olivie Blake, author of The Atlas Six “Black is a master at world-building.” — The New York Times At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Full Dark A Novel Of The Hidden

Full Dark A Novel Of The Hidden Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ty Lawrence
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1611606349
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Hunted and unable to protect herself, a sorceress named Ashlyn struck a deal with the embodiment of her worst fears, an ancient and powerful vampire named Brennen. In exchange for that protection, Brennen demands blood, and over the years he has grown addicted to the rush of magic inside her veins. They live in a dangerous underground of monsters and supernatural beings. This community, collective known as The Hidden, has only one rule: remain hidden. Ashlyn discovers she's being followed by a young detective named Hayden, who seems to know she isn't human. Forced to play double agent between two rival factions of The Hidden, she desperately tries to protect Hayden before he follows her into the middle of a supernatural civil war.

The Dark Room

The Dark Room Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jonathan Moore
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0544784197
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“If you like Michael Connelly’s novels, you will gobble up Jonathan Moore’s The Dark Room.” —James Patterson “Channels the moody intensity of Raymond Chandler’s crime fiction.”—Washington Post Gavin Cain, an SFPD homicide inspector, is at an exhumation when his phone rings. The mayor is being blackmailed and has ordered Cain back to the city; a helicopter is on its way. The casket, and Cain’s cold-case investigation, must wait. At City Hall, the mayor shows Cain four photographs he’s received: the first, an unforgettable blonde; the second, pills and handcuffs on a nightstand; the third, the woman drinking from a flask; and last, the woman naked, unconscious, and shackled to a bed. The accompanying letter is straightforward: worse revelations will come unless the mayor takes his own life first. An “electrifying noir thriller,”* The Dark Room tracks Cain as he hunts for the blackmailer, pitching him into the web of destruction and devotion the mayor casts in his shadow. “With an Edgar Allan Poe feel to it, this book leaves an uncomfortable, indelible impression . . . San Francisco has never been so menacing.”—Kirkus, starred review *Booklist, starred review

The Humpty Dumpty Principle

The Humpty Dumpty Principle Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Court Johnson,Sylvia Stallings
Editor: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1504344561
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Enthusiastic Praise The Humpty Dumpty Principle contains personal experiences, offers tangible steps and asks penetrating questions to guide us in becoming active and engaged in the process of change. As a psychotherapist specializing in trauma and expressive arts I found this book remarkably helpful. It is an indispensable guide in helping us recognize, define and rewrite our personal story of grief and offers a plan with hope. Lorrie L. Nichelson, M. A. Counseling Psychology This book is a wonderful tool to reach into the depths of ourselves and find hidden resources which allows us to transcend our sufferings. Lauren Schmidt, Psychotherapist In this book, personal story and guided steps for writing our own stories point us to the power we each have to find meaning and growth in our pain. A truly inspiring and important book. Alyse Sweeney, Creator of Write to Glow This book is an exciting psychological and spiritual experience that helps create a healthy, brighter life. J. Fierros, Yoga Instructor A must read for those in search of their inner self and a path forwarda structure to increase self-understanding. Garry Gibbs, Real Estate Broker and Author, Selling Santa Barbara I find the content very creative and playful in a very heavy subject. Julianna Brooks, L. C. S. W.

The Natural Genesis

The Natural Genesis Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gerald Massey
Editor: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1602068496
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Egyptologist Gerald Massey challenged readers in A Book of the Beginnings to consider the argument that Egypt was the birthplace of civilization and that the widespread monotheistic vision of man and the metaphysical was, in fact, based on ancient Egyptian mythos. In The Natural Genesis, Massey delivers a sequel, delving deeper into his compelling polemic. In Volume I, he offers a more intellectual, fine-tuned analysis of the development of society out of Egypt. From the simplest signs (numbers, the cross) to the grandest archetypes (darkness, the mother figure), Massey carefully and confidently lays the cultural and psychosocial bricks of Evolutionism. British author GERALD MASSEY (1828-1907) published works of poetry, spiritualism, Shakespearean criticism, and theology, but his best-known works are in the realm of Egyptology, including A Book of the Beginnings and Ancient Egypt: The Light of the World.

Psychoanalysis and Culture

Psychoanalysis and Culture Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Bell
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0429917678
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This book provides an extensive introduction and theoretical background to the field, situating psychoanalysis itself in contemporary culture. It shows the relevance of psychoanalysis beyond the consulting room to the understanding of human affairs in general.

Mohammed Ali and His House

Mohammed Ali and His House Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Luise Mühlbach
Editor: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465538992
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White Chrysanthemum

White Chrysanthemum Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mary Lynn Bracht
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 073521445X
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For fans of Lisa Wingate’s Before We Were Yours and Min Jin Lee’s Pachinko, a deeply moving novel that follows two Korean sisters separated by World War II. Korea, 1943. Hana has lived her entire life under Japanese occupation. As a haenyeo, a female diver of the sea, she enjoys an independence that few other Koreans can still claim. Until the day Hana saves her younger sister from a Japanese soldier and is herself captured and transported to Manchuria. There she is forced to become a “comfort woman” in a Japanese military brothel. But haenyeo are women of power and strength. She will find her way home. South Korea, 2011. Emi has spent more than sixty years trying to forget the sacrifice her sister made, but she must confront the past to discover peace. Seeing the healing of her children and her country, can Emi move beyond the legacy of war to find forgiveness? Suspenseful, hopeful, and ultimately redemptive, White Chrysanthemum tells a story of two sisters whose love for each other is strong enough to triumph over the grim evils of war.

Wife to the Bastard

Wife to the Bastard Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hilda Lewis
Editor: The History Press
ISBN: 0752480405
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Matilda of Flanders, queen to William the Conqueror was beautiful, exquisitely small, clever, with a perfect courtesy trained in the rigid school of medieval manners. But within lay a root of darkness - inheritance, perhaps, of Viking ancestors. Twice, at least, in her lifetime the Viking streak broke through, in vengeance on a faithless lover, in fury wreaked on a rival of the marriage bed. The marriage, though fruitful of so many children, was on her side no match of love. But a passionate loyalty to her husband, an equally passionate ambition, together with her own sense of justice, gave her the will and the skill to dissemble her feelings and to make her the praise of Christendom. No Queen ever wielded so much power as she in the long years she ruled Normandy; before her no woman in England was ever crowned or was known as Queen.

Lady Audley's Secret

Lady Audley's Secret Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Editor: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1528791991
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Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon Summary

First published in 1862, “Lady Audley's Secret” is a sensation novel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. Her best-known work and one of the most famous sensation novels of all time, the plot revolves around a case of accidental bigamy inspired by the real-life story of Constance Kent, who confessed to the murder of her half-brother when she was 16. The novel has been adapted for the screen in three silent films, one television series, and three theatre performances. A classic sensation novel not to be missed by fans and collectors of Victorian literature. Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1835–1915) was an English novelist of the Victorian era. Other notable works by this author include: “Taken at the Flood” (1874), “A Strange World” (1875), and “Hostages to Fortune” (1875). Read & Co. Classics is proudly republishing this vintage novel now in a brand new edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

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