The green turf of SF lies trampled by the myriad walkers and cyclists every day, but SF is always eager to share the joy and grief of the town’s folk with Arjun, thanks to its exceptional snooping ability. Against the background of a tranquil river, it closely observes all things and listens in on all private confabs that take place in and around its property. The book focuses on the relationship between Arjun and SF that finds expressions through various social issues that are devoid of political affection despite all things being political."
However Nayala’s virtue will succor her with friends who will aid her to fight her nemesis… The plot will with time pellucid and answer the questions, Is the talisman diabolic? Where is Nayala’s Mother? What power lies in the talisman? Who all aid her?
But it will retain a sobering fact that “there exists no darkness that can defeat light”.
Anthropologist Calliope Santiago awakens to find herself in a strange and sinister wasteland, a shadow of the New Mexico she knew. Empty vehicles litter the road. Everyone has disappeared—or almost everyone. Calliope, heavy-bellied with the twins she carries inside her, must make her way across this dangerous landscape with a group of fellow survivors, confronting violent inhabitants, in search of answers. Long-dead volcanoes erupt, the ground rattles and splits, and monsters come to ominous life. The impossible suddenly real, Calliope will be forced to reconcile the geological record with the heritage she once denied if she wants to survive and deliver her unborn babies into this uncertain new world.
Rooted in indigenous oral-history traditions and contemporary apocalypse fiction, Trinity Sight asks readers to consider science versus faith and personal identity versus ancestral connection. Lyrically written and utterly original, Trinity Sight brings readers to the precipice of the end-of-times and the hope for redemption.
Logan has spent his entire life knowing he was different. An invisible force has guided him through important—and not so important—decisions, always pointing him in the right direction. His Gram calls his sixth sense the Chans, a word that means luck in her native Haitian creole.
One afternoon, while driving home from a faculty meeting at the school where he teaches music, Logan feels the familiar tug of the Chans. Usually the pull is like a suggestion being whispered in his ear. This time, however, it is a demand—one he is compelled to follow.
When the Chans leads him to a ramshackle diner in an out-of-the-way rural Mississippi town, Logan thinks there must be a mistake. But before he talks himself into leaving, a woman walks in that will change his life forever.
The story of Venezuela told through the adventures of kindly giant, Octavio. Struggling to conceal his illiteracy, he embarks on a transformative journey that unearths his life's purpose.
“His body might have been hewn from a tree trunk; his heart would last for a hundred years. And, like a tree, he was one of those men who die standing up.”
A chance meeting in the local pharmacy transforms the life of lonely, illiterate Octavio. He begins reading lessons and finds love and happiness for the very first time. But Octavio’s destiny lies elsewhere, as he will discover on a journey into the Venezuelan rainforest.
Shortlisted for the Goncourt first novel award, this short but epic fable is both a hymn to Venezuela and the magical story of an extraordinary hero.
‘Could almost be a chapter from One Hundred Years of Solitude’ Sunday Times
‘A masterfully composed poetic and picaresque fable’ Le Figaro
‘A quite irresistible picaresque novel, in the vein of García Márquez’ Nouvel Observateur
‘(a) whistle-stop tour of a remote, seldom-touched-by-literature, and fully intriguing, but ultimately unfathomable, land’ The Book Bag
‘This short novel is impossible to put down (…) felt immersed in this Latin American world just the way I was when I first read Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ Paris Diary
‘We see Bonnefoy in an ode to his homeland and a fable like tale of what was and maybe a feeling that is lost . This is under hundred pages long a perfect evening read.’ Winstonsdad’s Blog
‘A wonderful debut’ Libération
‘Bewitching from the start’ Le Point
There's also a very nice scene about mowing lawns.
Star Ranger Dreyden has been on one too many missions when he is ordered to a primitive planet to spy on a smalltown with unusual residents. His attitude toward his unwanted assignment changes when he spots a beautiful woman - and sees the patterns on her skin. Patterns that can only mean one thing - she is his chosen one. Resentment turns to cold determination when she is threatened, no easy task when she isn't exactly appreciative of his efforts.
Prue and Dreyden must work together as Prue searches for her father and struggles with her new powers. Dreyden knows that it will take a touch of prudence to convince Prue to trust him. Will he be able to protect her from the dangers thatthreaten their future while she learns to control the power she wields?
Find out in A Touch of Prudence.
Harmony Neutron's new assignment brings her to Magic, New Mexico, where a devastating threat looms over the town. Her mission goes from bad to worse when she is forced to confront her greatest fear – of animals! She is sure that some cosmic force is laughing at her when she discovers that her Chosen One is none other than Chase Bishop – a werewolf.
Chase has been the unfortunate subject of his two best friends' unsuccessful attempts at matchmaking. Determined to stop their meddling in his life, he is shocked when a woman from the stars appears – and changes everything. Unfortunately, recognizing the woman is his mate does nothing to calm her fears of his werewolf.
Frustrated and helpless, Chase does the unthinkable and asks for assistance from a powerful witch to help ease Harmony's fear of his animal side. He doesn't have much time to convince her they belong together. A rogue governmental agency is after Harmony and determined to catch her at any cost. Will the spell give Harmony the time she needs to accept that their love is real, she can trust him, and he would never hurt her – before it is too late?
My name is Gabrielle, but Madame de Villeneuve thinks I’m a girl called Suzanne. Nobody believes I’m really who I say I am. I guess I’m partly to blame. After all, I did sign a stranger’s name to my committal forms when I entered this rehabilitation centre. I’m not actually addicted to anything—not sex, not drugs, not even rock and roll.
So what’s kept me here? It’s a long story, and you probably wouldn’t believe it even if I told you—especially the part about the monkey butlers. How does an innocent young woman end up bound to a hospital bed in the bowels of a Victorian manor house? I’ll tell you if you really want to know… but I’m not sure you do.
This is a story about seven kisses: some forceful, some sweet, and every one impossible to forget. Seven kisses that started with my stay at Loindici Manor. Seven kisses that would change my life forever.
A novel from award-winning author Giselle Renarde.
In a land where control of the Elements is key, two friends find themselves in the middle of a battle that will either maintain or destroy creation. Will Light keep the balance, or has Darkness found an advantage that will give them the upper hand? Each will follow their own path to discover the answer Travel to a world on the cusp of war, choose your side, and choose your Champion.
Noé bears a child, Mie, to Sevastien-Benedikt, the eldest son on whose hunter-gathering the Borya family depends. She lives in a cabin on her own and covers the walls with drawings that allude to her mysterious life. The family’s entrenchment in nature is enthrallingly conveyed in young Mie’s sensuous ability to borrow at will the body of mammals, birds, fish, and insects. Her shape-shifting allows her to know the ways of the natural world, though only to a point. When her own awakening body starts to intrigue her, she asks her uncle Osip to “teach me human sex.”
The Body of the Beasts is an imaginative tour de force, a beautifully described portrait of a world that exists outside of words; an uninhibited and erotic novel that, in the singular tradition of Québécois Boreal Gothic, explores our humanity — and our animal nature.
Based on the hit television series, Xena: Warrior Princess, created by John Schulian and Robert Tapert, The Further Adventures of Xena contains fifteen original short stories from esteemed fantasy writers, that explore the past, present, and future of the legendary Warrior Princess.
17-year-old Cathy Charlotte thought that her mom still keeping a secret about their family. Until one day, odd things are starting to happen—the white hair girl who has been haunted her dreams is coming to reality as their so-called distant relative—Sylvia Elle who acts all strange and mysterious. Meanwhile, everyone in the small town of Bisbee are welcoming a new detective—Chantel Herron who later becomes co-worker to Cathy’s dad.
A sudden circumstance has caused her mom to coma after unknown demons are failed to kidnap her. At that hard time, Sylvia Elle finally reveals herself as a guardian angel who is currently assigned to help her discovering the whole things that her mom has been keeping.
Further, she found out that Chantel is the evil witch with demons works under her command. They want to hunt Cathy for their welfare sake to empower the hidden world of Caecus by experimenting her royal blood. That magical realm is concealed behind an abandoned castle in Austria—where her mom’s family secrecy is also buried in there. Eventually, Cathy is the key to open the door and to save the world
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You choose: You hear a scream (or not), and what do you do about it. Nothing or stay in your chair and figure out the who what when why or go out the front door and chase the scream to prevent it or create it or capture it. Within the book are choices and non-choices, choices masquerading as choices, labyrinths, your torture and your self-torture, your authorship, multiple worlds, you becoming someone else, another you, you becoming a series of animals, you becoming us, you becoming death, your repeated death, pizza, your mother, inner ear workings, and other tailings or tails or tales. YOU CHOOSE is literary, speculative, uncertain, an attempt at the universal and many worlds, surreal, magically realistic, immersive, and labyrinthine.
YOU CHOOSE is published under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 License.
It's enough to make him nostalgic for his misspent youth, a petty thief set on the right road by a spell in intergalactic juvie.
And then, he actually meets his defrosted cargo. Including one Miss Jane Austen.
THREE WORLDS. ONE RULE. SHE MUST NEVER OPEN A DOOR.
Since before Maella can remember, one family rule has shaped her life: never open a door. Maella comes from a family of doormakers—people who unleash otherworldly violence when they open something even as simple as a cabinet door.
Maella didn't mean to open a door.
Maella tried NOT to open a door.
She just wanted to save her friend.
Pushed through a portal of her own making, Maella discovers worlds of nightmarish flying monsters, magical drug deals, political prisoners, religious cults, and a terrifying prediction: Maella will die upon opening her seventh door. In order to survive, Maella must uncover her family's secrets, all while hiding her identity and outrunning the prediction of her death.
But what do you do when the truth you need could destroy the universe?
Indentured to the Tower of Shadows, Junle needs to earn return home credits to pay for her mother's life-saving medicine. She signs up for the most dangerous and well paying job in the tower--Junle is a torchlighter, one of the few who are strong enough to climb the pipes outside the tower and keep them working.
But when the pattern-machine foretells the death of a torchlighter boy she loves, Junle will do whatever it takes to save him.
Even if that means turning the Tower of Shadows into a pile of rubble.
~~This short novel takes place in the Tower of Shadows, just before Doormaker: Tower of Shadows (Book 2).~~
P.S. Is there a secret link inside this book to a secret video of the author singing a song from a super famous book/movie dystopia series?
Why, yes, in fact, there is.
The Tower of Shadows has fallen.
In order to survive her death prediction, Maella might have just broken all the portals across the three worlds. Maella's best friend, Claritsa, has been kidnapped to a different world and Maella's father is still missing. Only Sethlo and the other torchlighters are by her side, but now that the Tower of Shadows has fallen (and all the licatherin gone along with it), they will all soon suffer the effects of krokosod, the flesh-death that results from licatherin withdrawal.
Somewhere inside the Library of Souls are the answers Maella needs to save her family, her best friend, and all the worlds. But with both General Foster's Sechnel and Doormaker Tain's Hestroth searching for Maella, and krokosod nipping at their heels, will she find the answers in time?
Preorder Book 3 in this thrilling new fantasy series from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jamie Thornton to snag the special bonus content portal that waits inside.
Her life has turned upside down. A cat is talking to her. Her ex disapproves of her. And a sociopath who calls himself a magic man has stolen the souls of seven woman—including one of her best friends.
He’s a soul eater...
And Tory is his next target. He has the god of war on his side. She has something on her side, too: an old, flatulent and fat black cat.