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Holy Bingo, the Lingo of Eden, JumpinÕ Jehosophat and the Land of Nod

Holy Bingo, the Lingo of Eden, JumpinÕ Jehosophat and the Land of Nod Pdf/ePub eBook Author:
Editor: McFarland
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Christianity abounds with fascinating, little-known trivia. Gas station attendants, for example, enjoy their own patron saint. So do stamp collectors, truss makers and sailors in the Bolivian navy. Jesus and Judas were common names in the biblical period, and Jesus of Nazareth had a brother named Judas. The forbidden fruit was more likely an apricot than an apple, and Delilah hired a barber to cut Sampson’s hair. This dictionary of miscellany combs the annals of Christian esoterica, offering the most intriguing facts that are often forgotten, overlooked or ignored. Departing from the standard subject matter, this work serves as an unruly companion to the typical Bible dictionary. Nearly 1500 entries range from Aaron’s beard (a popular name for Saint John’s wort) to zounds (an antiquated Christian swear word). Information is cross-referenced and includes numerous quotations.

For The Love of Nature

For The Love of Nature Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Martin C Dodge
Editor: FriesenPress
ISBN: 152559723X
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For the Love of Nature is an intimate collection of essays written by a man whose love of nature dates back to his earliest days. These travel stories span a range of global ecosystems, with an emphasis on Alaska, a site of great delight for the author. Here is a love letter to the natural world that begins around the ponds, forests, and meadows of a childhood and journeys through a lifelong career as an educator keen on sharing not only passion for the living parts of our planet, but respect and knowledge, as well. Marty Dodge focuses on situations where he had the opportunity to share his informed appreciation for the complexity and beauty of actual places. He describes adventures where, as a college instructor, he led student groups through the Florida Everglades, Costa Rica, Belize, and Alaska. And his adventures didn’t stop when his working life did; Dodge’s post-retirement travel was just as vigorous, and his documented tributes include spirited descriptions of visits to Nepal, Chile, the western United States, and, as ever, his adored Alaska.

An Artifact of Death

An Artifact of Death Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J. J. Cagney
Editor: Sidecar Press, LLC
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"An exhilarating entry in a thoroughly enjoyable series." ~ Kirkus Reviews A botched execution. A reverend on the run. Can she solve the mystery before she's caught in the crosshairs? The third installment in the Kirkus Reviews, National Indie Excellence Awards and Publishers Weekly award-winning series by USA Today Best-Selling Author, J. J. Cagney: Reverend Cici Gurule went to the sacred Chaco Canyon in search of a sign. She's been offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in a megachurch, but taking the position would mean abandoning her Southwestern home and the man she's grown to love as much more than a friend. She's so caught up in her thoughts that she doesn't realize when she stumbles upon a group of heavily armed operatives on the verge of an execution. Soon, Cici's dodging bullets and scaling mesas with the mysterious man she saved from certain death. With a little help from her twin sister's ghost and restless ancestral spirits, they venture deeper into the maze-like rocky terrain. But her new companion's deadly aim makes her wonder if she can afford to trust his side of the story. To make it out of the canyon alive, Cici must unearth the true story behind the man and a sacred Navajo artifact before the next blood shed on sacred ground is hers. ★ WHY READERS CAN'T PUT DOWN REV. CICI GURULE'S MYSTERIES ★ A 2019 Publishers Weekly BookLife Prize finalist. "Written in a clear, distinct style, Padgett uses the prose to elicit tension and emotion and creates a tense, fast-paced story." ~ The BookLife Prize "Hold on to your hat, this story is fast paced and really gets your blood moving." ~ Joanne Hampton, Goodreads Review "This story is filled with what makes the dessert Southwest so beautiful and terrifying. Truly one of the best books in the series." ~ Suzy Sims, Goodreads Review

Through New Eyes

Through New Eyes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James B. Jordan
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 157910259X
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Hellfire and Lightning Rods

Hellfire and Lightning Rods Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Frederick Ferre
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1532646259
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Renowned philosopher Frederick Ferré invites us to contemplate a new world to be constructed out of the debris of modernity. Hellfire and Lightning Rods displays a vision in which the dichotomies between religion, philosophy, science, and technology can be seen as too-narrow construals of a single, but polyvalent, organic world. Ferré wisely notes that the conceptual worlds of premodern animism, modern “scientism,” and biblical orthodoxy have major internal flaws and create immense practical problems. Yet, while they are largely unconvincing to persons who see the need for “postmodern” approaches, a successor to these views is nowhere near universally accepted. In that context, Ferré suggests that an important interim worldview that he calls “multi-mythic organicism” will help humanity recover spiritual dimensions now lacking.

The Kartoss Gambit (The Way of the Shaman: Book #2) LitRPG series

The Kartoss Gambit (The Way of the Shaman: Book #2) LitRPG series Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Vasily Mahanenko (Vasilij Mahaněnko)
Editor: Magic Dome Books
ISBN: 8088231663
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The Kartoss Gambit (The Way of the Shaman: Book #2) LitRPG series by Vasily Mahanenko (Vasilij Mahaněnko) Summary

An original LitRPG fantasy from one of the fathers of LitRPG. #1 bestseller in audiobooks. The unrelenting #1 LitRPG bestseller since 2012. Translated into English, German, Polish, Czech and Korean languages. Barliona is a brand-new virtual world which offers everyone the chance to start a new life as a valiant knight, a hero or a beautiful princess. Many people have come here in search of a new identity. Still, for some users Barliona has become their biggest nightmare. They are convicts sentenced to serving their term in virtual reality with their sensory filters disabled. They can feel everything that happens to their character whether it’s pleasure or pain, strain or fatigue. For them, the difference between the real and virtual worlds is so slim that some of the inmates lose all sense of reality. Daniel Mahan is one such convict, tried and sentenced for hacking the city sewage network. He’s assigned the class of Shaman which can become his blessing or his curse. Will he fail - or will he rise to unthinkable heights, founding the greatest clan ever, winning the most amazing woman and going on the most incredible escapades? The seven books of the series tell the story of the Shaman’s virtual adventures in Barliona: his ups and downs, his treacherous allies and trusty friends. Because there’s no other path if you want to become a player capable of taking the Way of the Shaman.

Land of Enchantment

Land of Enchantment Pdf/ePub eBook Author: April Dawn Duncan
Editor: First Edition Design Pub.
ISBN: 1622877136
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Land of Enchantment by April Dawn Duncan Summary

Moving is never easy. Especially when you are about to turn thirteen, forced to leave a lush paradise for a barren wasteland and afflicted by a know-it-all-smart-aleck for a brother. With an old lady for her new neighbor and parents who think looking at rocks is fun, Micay has only her geeky brother to console her. At least he understood that beach bunnies were not meant to be desert rats. Though she is determined to remain miserable in her new life, little does she know that her neighbor is more than meets the eye and will set her on a grand and ancient adventure that challenges all her preconceived ideas. Land of Enchantment is a fresh take on an old adage, don't judge a book by its cover, and showcases the little known grandeur of the truly enchanting state of New Mexico (yes, it really is a part of the United States). Keywords: Tween, Adventure, Archaeology, Mystery, Discovery, Imagination, History, Artifacts, Moving, Self-Discovery

The Wallflower Avant-Garde

The Wallflower Avant-Garde Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brian Glavey
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190493267
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The Wallflower Avant-Garde highlights a strain of formalism visible in both modernist literature and contemporary queer studies, drawing attention to an aesthetic that is as quiet and quirky as it is queer. In studies of Gertrude Stein, Djuna Barnes, Richard Bruce Nugent, Frank O'Hara, and John Ashbery, Brian Glavey argues for a recalibrated understanding of the relation between sexuality and the aesthetic, revealing a non-oppositional avant-gardism that opts out of some of the binaristic imperatives that have structured recent debates in queer theory. Refusing to decide between positive and negative affects or to side with either utopian or antisocial ambitions, The Wallflower Avant-Garde explores models of reading and writing about art that remain flexible enough to dig deep even as they gloss the surface. At the heart of this argument is a revaluation of modernist ekphrasis, a mode understood as literature's imitation or description of the visual arts. From the well-wrought urns of the New Critics onward, ekphrasis has figured prominently in the legacy of modernist literary criticism, but a tendency to read its complicated modes of relationality in terms of either autonomy or antagonism has obscured the forms of creative failure and imitation embodied in the desire to confuse poetry for pottery. Attending to mimetic and descriptive strategies without dismissing the aspirations for wholeness and closure that often animate them allows for the recognition that queerness and modernism are intertwined in unexpected and unpredictable ways, revealing new insights into the varieties of abstraction, preterition, and spatial form that stand behind modernism's investment in the aesthetic.

Legends of the Dragonrealm: Shade

Legends of the Dragonrealm: Shade Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard A. Knaak
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451656084
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New York Times bestselling author Richard A. Knaak’s unforgettable Legends of the Dragonrealm series continues with this spellbinding tale of a powerful sorcerer trapped in a purgatory of his own making. Survivor of a once-mighty race of sorcerers, the spellcaster known to those of the Dragonrealm simply as Shade struggles to find an end to the curse he brought upon himself millennia ago in his hope to escape death . . . and worse. Instead of immortality, he was condemned to an endless series of lives alternating between darkness and light, with “death” only resurrecting him over and over. His blurred features and unstable but terrible powers a threat to friend and foe alike, the hooded sorcerer must defy not only those who would manipulate him, but also his very self. Worse, he must do so always aware that even the land itself may have sinister designs upon him. . . .

Fatebound: Journey of the Sun Child

Fatebound: Journey of the Sun Child Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Seth Pen
Editor: Dead Squirrel Productions
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Fatebound: Journey of the Sun Child by Seth Pen Summary

An average Joe takes on saving an alien planet of elves, dwarves, and Knomes (not gnomes). From under water kingdoms to frozen strongholds, up ever ascending towers and through a city in the eye of a hurricane, across underworld ruins and trap filled volcano dungeons - Joe and his friends weave in and out of prophecies on a quest to make the world - scratch that, the universe! - a better place! NOTE: This is a rough draft. Please send opinions, critiques, typos you find to [email protected] and your name will be included in the final copy under an "editors" section!

The Ghoul King

The Ghoul King Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Guy Haley
ISBN: 146689198X
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Quinn returns in THE GHOUL KING, another story of the Dreaming Cities by Guy Haley. The Knight, Quinn, is down on his luck, and he travels to the very edge of the civilized world – whatever that means, any more – to restock his small but essential inventory. After fighting a series of gladiatorial bouts against the dead, he finds himself in the employ of a woman on a quest to find the secret to repairing her semi-functional robot. But the technological secret it guards may be one truth too many... "Fans of dark secrets and postapocalyptic adventure will be eager for the next chapter in Quinn’s story."--Publishers Weekly At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Theatre of Anthony Neilson

The Theatre of Anthony Neilson Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Trish Reid
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472570324
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Anthony Neilson is one of the most exciting and challenging voices in contemporary British theatre. For more than two decades he has been in the vanguard of new writing and has acquired a formidable reputation for innovation and experimentation. His major stage plays include Penetrator, The Censor, Stitching, Realism, Unreachable and his 2004 masterpiece The Wonderful World of Dissocia, arguably one of the finest Scottish plays of the new millennium. This volume provides the first full-length study of Neilson's plays and his innovative rehearsal methodology. As well as providing a detailed account of each play Trish Reid includes an extensive new interview with Neilson and additional contributions from important scholars and commentators in the field. This is essential reading for anyone who wants to develop a better understanding of one of British theatre's most original artists.

Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of the First Unicorn

Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of the First Unicorn Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lidia Svec,Joseph Svec
Editor: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 178705344X
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Sherlock Holmes agrees to solve the greatest mystery of all time: What ever became of the very first Unicorn? Along the way he encounters an eccentric inventor who claims that his invention simply walked out of the lab, a Scotsman whose lochs have somehow vanished, a mysterious lady in search of a missing journal, an ages old, secret society involved in Alchemy, Astronomy, and Horology, and more.

Islands in the Cosmos

Islands in the Cosmos Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dale A. Russell
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253023912
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How is it that we came to be here? The search for answers to that question has preoccupied humans for millennia. Scientists have sought clues in the genes of living things, in the physical environments of Earth from mountaintops to the depths of the ocean, in the chemistry of this world and those nearby, in the tiniest particles of matter, and in the deepest reaches of space. In Islands of the Cosmos, Dale A. Russell traces a path from the dawn of the universe to speculations about our future on this planet. He centers his story on the physical and biological processes in evolution, which interact to favor more successful, and eliminate less successful, forms of life. Marvelously, these processes reveal latent possibilities in life's basic structure, and propel a major evolutionary theme: the increasing proficiency of biological function. It remains to be seen whether the human form can survive the dynamic processes that brought it into existence. Yet the emergence of the ability to acquire knowledge from experience, to optimize behavior, to conceptualize, to distinguish "good" from "bad" behavior all hint at an evolutionary outcome that science is only beginning to understand.

Chronicles of the Fists

Chronicles of the Fists Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joseph J. Bailey
Editor: Joseph Bailey
ISBN: 0989458261
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Yip Chi Chuan, a young martial and spiritual ascetic, must flee as the only home he has ever known, the ancient monastery of the Priests of K'un Lun, is destroyed by a newly ascendant extradimensional evil. Cast out and alone, Yip strikes out on a quest spanning the breadth of his home world of Ea'ae and into the greater macroverse beyond in an attempt to unseat an all-consuming Darkness rooted in his once vaunted order's distant past. Will Yip, the last of his kind to walk the wide world beyond his fallen sanctuary, succeed where his mighty brethren failed in ages past? Unfortunately for Yip, the answer appears all too clear... Without the guidance and teachings of his lineage, pursued by malevolent supernatural agents of the Cabal, unable to fully defend himself in a world steeped in magic, his quest may fail before it ever begins. Unfazed by his limitations, guided by his inner vision and direct experience of the energies of life, the radiant chi suffusing and enlivening the world all around, he is determined to triumph where others have faltered. To win forward, he will need help...but first he must survive. A blend of Western fantasy and Eastern martial arts and mysticism, the Chronicles of the Fists is an epic trilogy recounting Yip's adventures against all odds. Edited by Ashley Davis, Priestess of K'un Lun Tags/Related Terms: Coming of age, young adult, ya, trade, fantasy, sff, sf, sf, asian, japan, china, science fiction, magic, martial arts, meditation, religion, war, adventure, alternate history, ancient text, chinese, doctrine, doctrine, gardens, government, hierarchy, hierarchy, high fantasy, invasion, love, martial, mmpb, modern fantasy, morality, mysticism, oriental, philosophical, political, power, religious orders, speculative, speculative fiction, strategy, temple, Shadow's Rise, Shadow's Descent, Lords of Light, Chronicles of the Fists, Joseph J. Bailey, chi, qi, magic, qigong, chi kung, chi gung, fantasy, sorcery, action, adventure, epic, book, books, epic fantasy, high fantasy, sword and sorcery, martial arts, wuxia, internal alchemy, meditation, haiku, ebook, ebooks, writing, writer, author, authors, novel, novels, trilogy, series, magical, humor, satire, nerd, nerds, rpg, rpg's, wizard, wizards, warrior, warriors, evil, geek, self-help, sorcery, mage, mages, fantasy, tropes, memes, roleplaying, sword, swords, comedy, magic, magical, jest, joke, elf, elves, elfs, elven, elfin, fey, mmo, mmorpg, d&d, dragons, dragon, Dwarf, Dwarfs, Dwarves, Dwarven, hero heroes, heros, villain, villains, fun, Gnome, Gnomes, Gnomish, guide, guides, manual, manuals, technowizard, technowizardry, Paratechnology, tinker, tinkering, steampunk, science, clockwork, technology, technological, metaphysical, metaphysics, metaphysicist, monk, monks, kung fu, wu shu, karate, poetry, knight, knights, arcane, divine, abyss, Cabal, tao, Taoism, zen, Buddhism, shaolin, asia, Asian, spell, quest, adventure, mystic, master, alchemy, neigong, nei kung, neigung, nae gong, demon, daemon, shadow, shadows, void, peace, enlighten, enlightenment, realization, kensho, satori, insight, shikanataza, koan, haiku, fiction, literature, novel, novella, paladin, light, holy, holy sword, Light, Indural, Yeren, Dracodaeran, Dracodin, K'un Lun, Priest, Priests, Priest of K'un Lun, Maeth Onai, fang shi, Bor'Banna, Darkness, Tides of Darkness, Return of the Cabal, Ascension of the Four, Ea'ae, seal, seals, extraplanar, planes, dimensions, extradimensional, supernatural, supramundane, Yip, Aroganji, Wrindanneth, Slate, Spreesprocket, beard, mustache, tome, treatise, Fists, Flaming Fists, Four, the Four, the Fists, faerviage, airship, gate, portal, Tellanon, Illdrassil, yuan qi, yuan-chi, yuan chi, celestial, celestial qi, life, energy of life, one light, ka, dalaren ka, Joe Bailey, Joseph Bailey, Joseph J. Bailey

River in a Dry Land

River in a Dry Land Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Trevor Herriot
Editor: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 1551994399
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Trevor Herriot’s memoir and history of the Qu’Appelle River Valley has won the CBA Libris Award for First-Time Author, the Writers’ Trust Drainie-Taylor Biography Prize, the Saskatchewan Book of the Year Award, and the Regina Book Award, and was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award for Non-fiction.

The Fortune-teller Next to the Beauty

The Fortune-teller Next to the Beauty Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Qianlong Wuyong
Editor: Funstory
ISBN: 1646774582
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The fortune-teller went down the hill. All sorts of beautiful ladies came forward together to change their fate, borrowing heaven-defying luck to come rolling over. Beautiful women, please wait a moment, I see that you don't look too good, there's a big barrier of evil, I'll help you find a bone to help you, there's definitely a way to save you.

The Flow of Power Chronicles V1 Epic Sci-Fi Fantasy EBook Bundle

The Flow of Power Chronicles V1 Epic Sci-Fi Fantasy EBook Bundle Pdf/ePub eBook Author: R.V. Johnson
Editor: Lost In New World Publishing
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The Flow of Power Chronicles V1 Epic Sci-Fi Fantasy EBook Bundle by R.V. Johnson Summary

On the world of Astura, there’s more to fear than just formidable magic users and creatures… A planet-eater, alien to all life, lurks in the shadows. For eons, it has sought a sustainable host, someone with the ability to buffer it from the great river of power that underlies the land and allow it to feed. Now… One has been found. In this riveting sci-fi fantasy series, one woman seeks to right a past mistake that has put everyone in the gravest of danger, including those she loves most. As her power grows, she’ll risk everything to save a single soul. Captivating characters face near unimaginable odds as they’re forced into an epic struggle for survival in this thrilling 3 book and novella chronicle of the Flow of Power. Delve into an unforgettable and breath-taking adventure story today!

The Ring of Winter

The Ring of Winter Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Lowder
Editor: Wizards of the Coast
ISBN: 0786963395
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The Ring of Winter by James Lowder Summary

One of the Harpers (a secret organization fighting for good) searches the jungle for a missing explorer and happens on a lost civilization--complete with dinosaurs--and the evil Cult of Frost, which tries to steal his magic ring.

Blood of Christ

Blood of Christ Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tracey Leigh
Editor: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1452529590
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Blood of Christ: A Story of the Templar Knights uncovers the history of the Knights Templar as they flee persecution at the hands of the king of France. Setting sail from that country’s port in La Rochelle in 1307, these protectors of sacred mysteries and treasures vanish into history, despite the efforts of the king to extract the details of their plans by torturing captured knights. Seven centuries later, an early morning telephone call draws D. Wyatt Coltrain, sheriff of Singristy County, Texas, into a deepening mystery, the outlines of which Holly Desmond, a British archeologist and world-renowned authority on the history of the Knights Templar, explains to him. Despite Sheriff Coltrain’s initial skepticism, he finds himself confronting the beginnings of an adventure the outcome of which promises to change the reputation of his quiet hometown, rewrite history, and alter the world’s balance of power. Anyone who enjoys mysteries with historical roots, epics with locales that span the globe, stories of ordinary people swept up in world-shaking events, and challenges enfolded in riddles and puzzles will find in Blood of Christ: A Story of the Templar Knights an attractive story that begs the reader to turn to the next page ... and the next. Seven centuries later, an early morning telephone call draws D. Wyatt Coltrain, sheriff of Singristy County, Texas, into a deepening mystery, the outlines of which Holly Desmond, a British archeologist and world-renowned authority on the history of the Knights Templar, explains to him. Despite Sheriff Coltrain’s initial skepticism, he finds himself confronting the beginnings of an adventure whose outcome promises to change the reputation of his quiet hometown, rewrite history, and alter the world’s balance of power. Anyone who enjoys mysteries with historical roots, epics with locales that span the globe, stories of ordinary people swept up in world-shaking events, and challenges enfolded in riddles and puzzles will find in Blood of Christ: A Story of the Templar Knights an attractive story that begs the reader to turn to the next page ... and the next.

The Swords of the Sultan

The Swords of the Sultan Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J. Eric Booker
Editor: B.E. Books
ISBN: 1456577670
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Deep within the heart of an ancient city ruled by a powerful empire, a young orphan named Baltor struggles daily to survive, having to drink from animal troughs and steal food. Pursuant to imperial law, the minimum penalty for thievery means the loss of a hand…the maximum penalty is death! Like what happens to most thieves, the day inevitably comes when Baltor gets caught stealing—this time, a link of sausage. Thankfully he is not caught by a guard, by a beautiful and exotic woman named Lady Lydia, who not only graciously offers the boy some breakfast, yet surprisingly offers him a proposition to become “a master thief” like herself. Having no other choices in life, he agrees. After breakfast, Lydia leads the boy to a “top secret” underground labyrinth located underneath the city, where expert thief-training grounds were built five centuries earlier. Instead of training him however, she unexpectedly hands him off to a man she introduces as Drill Instructor Humonus before disappearing. Right away, this cold-and-cruel man’s hardcore training proves to be hellish and dangerous…will the poor boy even survive DAY 1? And what in the world do the pictured swords have to do with Baltor’s past and future? Read the first book in this Epic Fantasy Trilogy to find out not only these “mysterious answers”…yet many, many more!

A Little Book of Western Verse

A Little Book of Western Verse Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eugene Field
Editor: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465514058
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1890. A volume of poetry from Field, the American journalist and bibliophile who also wrote light verse for adults and children. The best years of his life were spent in Chicago as contributing editor to The Chicago Record. In his daily column of Sharps and Flats appeared his most characteristic verse, which was later collected to form A Little Book of Western Verse. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

Eye of Truth

Eye of Truth Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lindsay Buroker
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After ten years at war, Jev Dharrow looks forward to hanging up his sword, relaxing with a cool mug of ale, and forgetting that the love of his life married another man while he was gone. But when his ship sails into port, a beautiful woman wearing the garb of an inquisitor from one of the religious orders waits to arrest him. His crime? He’s accused of stealing an ancient artifact with the power to start another war. Jev would gladly hand over the artifact to stop more suffering, but he has no idea where it is or even what it looks like. The inquisitor woman definitely has the wrong person. Inquisitor Zenia Cham grew up with nothing, but she has distinguished herself as one of the most capable law enforcers in the city, and she’s next in line to become archmage of the temple. All she has to do is find the Eye of Truth, and her superiors are certain that Jev has it. He tries to charm her with his twinkling eyes and easy smile, but she’s not letting any man get between her and her dreams. Especially not a thief. If Jev can’t convince Zenia they’re on the same side, find the artifact, and clear his name, his homecoming will turn into a jail sentence. Or worse.

The Mammoth Book of Seriously Comic Fantasy

The Mammoth Book of Seriously Comic Fantasy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mike Ashley
Editor: C & R Crime
ISBN: 1472114906
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The Mammoth Book of Seriously Comic Fantasy by Mike Ashley Summary

A new collection of magic and mayhem from fantasy's funniest, wackiest writers, including Harlan Ellison, Esther Friesner, Neil Gailman, Craig Shaw Gardner, Harry Harrison, Tom Hold and Julia Mandala.

Secrets of the Weird

Secrets of the Weird Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chad Stroup
Editor: Grey Matter Press
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The fulfillment of your every desire… That's the enticing yet dangerous promise of Sweet Candy, the new designer drug making the rounds through the community of club kids, neo-Nazis, drag queens, prostitutes and punks who populate the mean streets of Sweetville. With its chewable hearts and candied lips threatening to forever transform the delicate social balance and the very lives of each and every member of the city's underground, Sweet Candy is poised to ignite the tenuous powder keg that is life, love and lust in Sweetville. But could the enigmatic back-alley surgeon Julius Kast and his partnership with a peculiar cult be the spark that lights the fuse once and for all? And how will their actions affect the life of a young woman named Trixie who is seeking salvation through transformation? Take a remarkable journey that's equal parts irreverent social commentary, revisionist dystopia, dark fantasy and horrifying reality when you travel to the unforgettable world of Sweetville's counterculture where a host of sometimes dangerous, often deviant and always dark secrets are waiting to be revealed. Such secrets refuse to be confined to Sweetville. But instead will come home with you. Changing everything. Forever… Praise for Secrets of the Weird: "Secrets of the Weird is a harrowing walk through a landscape populated by modern horrors and lit only by failing neon, where the only saving graces are whatever bravery we can summon up from within and whatever kindness we can muster toward our fellow outcasts, and Chad Stroup is the best possible guide a reader could ask for." -- Jeremy P. Bushnell, author of The Insides and The Weirdness "I found Secrets of the Weird to be an engaging and fascinating read. It is a highly unusual, admirably creative foray into a deeply, deeply disturbing world of fiction which nonetheless resonates with modern reality." -- Hal Bodner, author of The Trouble with Hairy and Bite Club! "Insane in the most amazingly sublime hallucinogenic way. Every word, every setting, every character is a garishly intelligent choice. This is the most bizarre but incredible mash up of New Jack City, Blade Runner and Game of Thrones. In an era of non-binary gender and fluid sexuality this is a relevant and timely tale." -- Tracy Lee Palmer, Signal Horizon Proudly presented by Grey Matter Press, the home of multiple Bram Stoker Award-nominated volumes of horror. Grey Matter Press: Where Dark Thoughts Thrive

By the Pact

By the Pact Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joanna Maciejewska
Editor: Joanna Maciejewska
ISBN: 1734606711
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High mages lied: Veranesh, the demon who destroyed the continent is still alive. And it's up to their former student to expose the truth—even if it means another Cataclysm. When Kamira, a once high mage student turned arcanist, discovers an imprisoned demon in underground ruins, she is forced into a pact that grants her powerful magic, but also ties her to the very demon that once devastated the continent… and Veranesh wants his freedom. With one friend by her side, Veelk, a mage killer bound on protecting her, Kamira will have to outwit the archmages, other demons, and possibly her own demonic benefactor to survive. Her chances are slim, but with Veelk’s ever-present sarcastic repartee, Kamira might just pull through. Plots and schemes, power and means—sometimes the price for victory is choosing which friend will die, but when you only have one friend, the choice is… easy?

Modernity at Gunpoint

Modernity at Gunpoint Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sophie Esch
Editor: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 0822986132
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Modernity at Gunpoint provides the first study of the political and cultural significance of weaponry in the context of major armed conflicts in Mexico and Central America. In this highly original study, Sophie Esch approaches political violence through its most direct but also most symbolic tool: the firearm. In novels, songs, and photos of insurgency, firearms appear as artifacts, tropes, and props, through which artists negotiate conceptions of modernity, citizenship, and militancy. Esch grounds her analysis in important rereadings of canonical texts by Martín Luis Guzman, Nellie Campobello, Omar Cabezas, Gioconda Belli, Sergio Ramirez, Horacio Castellanos Moya, and others. Through the lens of the iconic firearm, Esch relates the story of the peasant insurgencies of the Mexican Revolution, the guerrilla warfare of the Sandinista Revolution, and the ongoing drug-related wars in Mexico and Central America, to highlight the historical, cultural, gendered, and political significance of weapons in this volatile region.


Steelstriker Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marie Lu
Editor: Roaring Brook Press
ISBN: 1250221730
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Praise for the instant New York Times bestseller SKYHUNTER “Riveting.” –POPSUGAR “Action-packed.” –BuzzFeed “Fresh.” –Los Angeles Times “Exhilarating...a rollercoaster of a reading experience.” –The Nerd Daily Explosive action and swoon-worthy suspense collide in Steelstriker, the riveting conclusion to Marie Lu’s instant New York Times bestseller Skyhunter. The world’s last free nation has fallen. And behind enemy lines, Talin stands alone. With her friends scattered by combat and her mother held captive, Talin has no choice but to submit to the Federation’s experiments and become their most deadly war machine—a Skyhunter. But Red hasn’t given up on Talin. Though the link between them is weak, it could be enough. To find their way back to each other. To reunite the Strikers. To fight back against the Federation, against all odds, against all hope. Because the battle has only just begun.

Tense Future

Tense Future Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul K. Saint-Amour
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190266295
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We know that trauma can leave syndromes in its wake. But can the anticipation of violence be a form of violence as well? Tense Future argues that it can-that twentieth-century war technologies and practices, particularly the aerial bombing of population centers, introduced non-combatants to a coercive and traumatizing expectation. During wartime, civilians braced for the next raid; during peacetime they braced for the next war. The pre-traumatic stress they experienced permeates the century's public debates and cultural works. In a series of groundbreaking readings, Saint-Amour illustrates how air war prophets theorized the wounding power of anticipation, how archive theory changed course in war's shadow, and how speculative fiction conjured visions of a civilizational collapse that would end literacy itself. And in this book's central chapters, he shows us how Ford Madox Ford, Robert Musil, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and other interwar modernist writers faced the memory of one war and the prospect of another, some by pitting their fictions' encyclopedic scale and formal turbulence against total war, others by conceding war's inevitability while refusing to long for a politically regressive peace. Total war: a conflict that exempts no one, disregarding any difference between soldier and civilian. Tense Future forever alters our understanding of the concept of total war by tracing its emergence during the First World War, its incubation in air power theory between the wars, and above all its profound partiality. For total war, during most of the twentieth century, meant conflict between imperial nation states; it did not include the violence those states routinely visited on colonial subjects during peacetime. Tacking back and forth between metropole and colony, between world war and police action, Saint-Amour describes the interwar refashioning of a world system of violence-production, one that remains largely intact in our own moment of perpetual interwar.

Blood Rites

Blood Rites Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Asa Hooker
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1493147684
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In Blood Rites, the first novel in the series by fledgling writer Asa Hooker, Var’nar Boliek is a scientist and explorer for his world of Vampires. Having a special spacecraft built he embarks on a short exploration to a nearby system only to be sidetracked to a far-away world. Stranded on a primitive world by an accident damaging the ship, Var’nar makes a home with the locals only to find a world populated by dragons and Witches and magic. Making a life there he finds a wife who is a Half-Demon and has children who are a Vampire/Demon crossbreed. Feeding on some of the local population they find the reasons for the old taboo against biting sentient creatures. Another accident causes their recently deceased feeding subjects to arise as Undead Vampires who embark on a spree of rampant feedings and deaths. Uniting the population Var’nar and his family struggle to free his new adopted world of the threat of total annihilation, by the spawn they had unwittingly created.

The Obsidian Tower

The Obsidian Tower Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Melissa Caruso
Editor: Orbit
ISBN: 0316425079
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One woman will either save an entire continent or completely destroy it in a captivating epic fantasy bursting with intrigue and ambition, questioned loyalties, and broken magic. "Guard the tower, ward the stone. Find your answers writ in bone. Keep your trust through wits or war--nothing must unseal the door." Deep within Gloamingard Castle lies a black tower. Sealed by magic, it guards a dangerous secret that has been contained for thousands of years. As Warden, Ryxander knows the warning passed down through generations: nothing must unreal the Door. But one impetuous decision will leave her with blood on her hands--and unleash a threat that could doom the world to fall to darkness. Rooks and RuinThe Obsidian Tower For more from Melissa Caruso, check out: Swords and FireThe Tethered MageThe Defiant HeirThe Unbound Empire

Sherlock Holmes and the Rune Stone Mystery

Sherlock Holmes and the Rune Stone Mystery Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Larry Millett
Editor: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9781452939056
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Sherlock Holmes is bored between cases at 221B Baker Street. So when King Oskar II of Sweden—who has heard of the discovery of the Kensington Rune Stone by a farmer in Minnesota—asks to engage his services, Holmes jumps at the chance to decipher the runes and determine whether the find is real or a hoax. With Dr. John H. Watson by his side, faithfully recording every detail, Holmes makes his way to Minnesota for a third time. But, in the first of many strange and unfortunate coincidences, the farmer who found the mysterious stone is murdered, and the stone itself is stolen on the day the famous detective arrives. With the help of one Shadwell Rafferty, now a friend and partner, Holmes must solve this baffling case to find both the stone and the murderer.

Land of the Dead

Land of the Dead Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thomas Harlan
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429994320
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It's a small change in our history: imagine that the Japanese made contact with the Aztec Empire. Instead of small-pox and Christianity, they brought an Imperial alliance, samurai ethics, and technology. By the time of these books, the Emperor in Mexico City rules not just the entire planet Earth, but a growing interplanetary Empire. But the Galaxy is not a hospitable place, and there are other powers, both new and very very old, who would stop the spread of the power in Anuhuac. A weapon of the Old Ones, from the time of the First Sun, has been found in a region of space. It must be investigated, then tamed or destroyed to keep it from the hands of opposing powers. Gretchen Anderssen, freelance archeologist and specialist in First Sun artifacts, has been hired by her old mentor Green Hummingbird, agent of the Mirror Service, to join him in the study. They will be joined by old friends, and some old enemies as well. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

World Keeper

World Keeper Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Justin Miller
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The Games are drawing nearer. To ensure the prosperity of the new Earth, Dale must also ensure that the world itself is ready. As the races begin to come together, new conflicts and fellowships arise. Some meet in the name of peace and explanation, while others meet on the field of war. For the being that presides over all, how will Dale handle this?

A Place of Refuge

A Place of Refuge Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Albert Tucher
Editor: Shotgun Honey, an imprint of Down & Out Books
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Detective Errol Coutinho of the Hawaii County Police has a serial killer of prostitutes to catch and a shortage of leads to pursue. Office Jessie Hokoana of the Honolulu P.D. has an undercover assignment that tests her loyalties and takes her to the brink of death. When their cases collide in the rainforest of the Big Island, family ties turn deadly, and there may be no pu’uhonua—no place of refuge—for anyone.

Burial Ground

Burial Ground Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Malcolm Shuman
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497650097
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Digging for ancient Native American artifacts, an archaeologist finds murder instead Louisiana’s past is as layered as an onion, with American, French, and Spanish history all resting atop the myriad tribes who have spent millennia on the Mississippi. Alan Graham knows how to peel back the layers. A contract archaeologist in Baton Rouge, he scrapes out a living one dig at a time. Hired by a wealthy landowner to search his property for a cache of long-lost Tunica Indian relics, he expects to find only dirt. But when the client is murdered for his curiosity, Alan knows he is close to the discovery of a lifetime. To find the artifacts and sniff out the murderer, he must work alongside his competition: the overeducated Yankee Pepper Courtney. As the two dig into the dead man’s past, they find it may be safer to leave some things buried.

Chasing the Storm

Chasing the Storm Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Aliyah Burke
Editor: Totally Entwined Group (USA+CAD)
ISBN: 1784300438
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Sometimes all you get is a tiny flash... Cale Mattox is the first of the Astral Guardians to find his artefact. The woman who wears it has her own past she’s running from. Taylor Kenyon is tired—the family who wants her dead is beginning to gain on her. This man, Cale, gives her a sense of comfort she’s never had before and creates feelings no one else has. Together they will fight the approaching darkness. Can he protect her as well as convince her that he needs more than just the artefact?

Forests of the Heart

Forests of the Heart Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charles de Lint
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429911263
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In the Old Country, they called them the Gentry: ancient spirits of the land, magical, amoral, and dangerous. When the Irish emigrated to North America, some of the Gentry followed...only to find that the New World already had spirits of its own, called manitou and other such names by the Native tribes. Now generations have passed, and the Irish have made homes in the new land, but the Gentry still wander homeless on the city streets. Gathering in the city shadows, they bide their time and dream of power. As their dreams grow harder, darker, fiercer, so do the Gentry themselves--appearing, to those with the sight to see them, as hard and dangerous men, invariably dressed in black. Bettina can see the Gentry, and knows them for what they are. Part Indian, part Mexican, she was raised by her grandmother to understand the spirit world. Now she lives in Kellygnow, a massive old house run as an arts colony on the outskirts of Newford, a world away from the Southwestern desert of her youth. Outsider her nighttime window, she often spies the dark men, squatting in the snow, smoking, brooding, waiting. She calls them los lobos, the wolves, and stays clear of them--until the night one follows her to the woods, and takes her hand.... Ellie, an independent young sculptor, is another with magic in her blood, but she refuses to believe it, even though she, too, sees the dark men. A strange old woman has summoned Ellie to Kellygnow to create a mask for her based on an ancient Celtic artifact. It is the mask of the mythic Summer King--another thing Ellie does not believe in. Yet lack of belief won't dim the power of the mast, or its dreadful intent. Donal, Ellie's former lover, comes from an Irish family and knows the truth at the heart of the old myths. He thinks he can use the mask and the "hard men" for his own purposes. And Donal's sister, Miki, a punk accordion player, stands on the other side of the Gentry's battle with the Native spirits of the land. She knows that more than her brother's soul is at stake. All of Newford is threatened, human and mythic beings alike. Once again Charles de Lint weaves the mythic traditions of many cultures into a seamless cloth, bringing folklore, music, and unforgettable characters to life on modern city streets. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

I Will Repay

I Will Repay Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dennis Oh
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1532638558
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How can Christianity continue to rejoice over a redemption that came at the cost of the violent suffering and death of Jesus Christ? In the wake of increasing revulsion toward oppression and abuse—both historic and contemporary—traditionally Protestant and evangelical theology is in the precarious position of defending one of its cardinal doctrines amidst a host of compelling critiques and alternatives. In I Will Repay, Dennis Oh explores how soteriology rooted in Scripture and resonant with tradition can also be conversant with the cinematic experience offered by popular films. It proposes a narrative reenvisioning of the mechanism of atonement that both supports and extends traditional theological categories and vocabularies while retaining the cross-centered conviction of an evangelical gospel.

The Harp of Kings

The Harp of Kings Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Juliet Marillier
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 045149279X
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A young woman is both a bard—and a warrior—in this thrilling historical fantasy from the author of the Sevenwaters novels. Eighteen-year-old Liobhan is a powerful singer and an expert whistle player. Her brother has a voice to melt the hardest heart, and is a rare talent on the harp. But Liobhan's burning ambition is to join the elite warrior band on Swan Island. She and her brother train there to compete for places, and find themselves joining a mission while still candidates. Their unusual blend of skills makes them ideal for this particular job, which requires going undercover as traveling minstrels. For Swan Island trains both warriors and spies. Their mission: to find and retrieve a precious harp, an ancient symbol of kingship, which has gone missing. If the instrument is not played at the upcoming coronation, the candidate will not be accepted and the kingdom will be thrown into disarray. Faced with plotting courtiers and tight-lipped druids, an insightful storyteller, and a boorish Crown Prince, Liobhan soon realizes an Otherworld power may be meddling in the affairs of the kingdom. When ambition clashes with conscience, Liobhan must make a bold decision—and the consequences may break her heart.

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