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Salute The Dark

Author : Adrian Tchaikovsky
ISBN : 9780330521260
Genre : Fiction
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Adrian Tchaikovsky's epic Shadows of the Apt continues with the fourth instalment in this bestselling fantasy series, Salute the Dark. All must face the end of days . . . The vampiric sorcerer Uctebri has at last got his hands on the Shadow Box and can finally begin his dark ritual - a ritual that the Wasp-kinden Emperor believes will grant him immortality. But Uctebri has his own plans both for the Emperor and the Empire. The massed Wasp armies are on the march, and the spymaster Stenwold must see which of his allies will stand now that the war has finally arrived. This time the Empire will not stop until a black and gold flag waves over Stenwold's own home city of Collegium. Tisamon the Weaponsmaster is faced with a terrible choice: a path that could lead him to abandon his friends and his daughter and to face degradation and loss. Yet it might bring him before the Wasp Emperor with a blade in his hand. But is he being driven by Mantis-kinden honour, or manipulated by something more sinister?
Category: Fiction

Stephen King S The Dark Tower Concordance

Author : Robin Furth
ISBN : 9781451695045
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Dark Tower is now a major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba The Dark Tower series is the backbone of Stephen King's legendary career. Eight books and more than three thousand pages make up this bestselling fantasy epic. The Complete Concordance is an entertaining and incredibly useful guide to Stephen King’s epic Dark Tower series, covering books I-VII and The Wind Through the Keyhole, and is the definitive encyclopedic reference book that provides readers with everything they need to navigate their way through the series. With hundreds of characters, Mid-World geography, High Speech lexicon, and extensive cross-references, this comprehensive handbook is essential for any Dark Tower fan. Includes: -Characters and Genealogies -Magical Objects and Forces -Mid-World and Our World Places -Portals and Magical Places -Mid-, End-, and Our World Maps -Timeline for the Dark Tower Series -Mid-World Dialects -Mid-World Rhymes, Songs, and Prayers -Political and Cultural References -References to Stephen King’s Own Work
Category: Literary Criticism

Dark Eagle

Author : Gene Ligotti
ISBN : 9781462827633
Genre : Fiction
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What caused Major General Benedict Arnold to become a traitor? ;s a question that only a few have labored over. Many aren't aware that he was ever a hero and a great patriot, but he was ... perhaps our greatest. If he had died at the battle of Saratoga, his exploits on the behalf of this country would have deemed a day of recognition; a national holiday that would have been celebrated to this day. Now some two hundred and nineteen years after the West Point incident, few other than historians, remember the man, but all know that he was a traitor. Many do not know the circumstances of his sedition, but nevertheless his name is synonymous with treason. His heroic exploits have been forgotten and all we remember is the treason. On the battlefield at Saratoga, a lone monument stands in memorial of this man, but there is no mention of his name on the engraving. This book by no means condones his treason, but explains the reason why this great man became a traitor to the country he loved. Fighting for our country's independence started longer before July 4, 1776 and Benedict Arnold was there at the very beginning where our story also begins. The seaport of New Haven Connecticut is his home and he is a prosperous young man with a family. He is loved dearly by the townspeople, adored by his children and sister. His relationship with his wife is somewhat strained as she is an extremely cold individual who seems to have drawn away from family and friends to live a secluded life within her own mind. This is the time of Lexington and Concord and Arnold, leader of the New Haven Militia and the Sons of Liberty, calls his militia to arms to aid the patriots in driving the British back to Boston. This is the beginning for Benedict's valiant career, followed by his heroics at: Ticonderoga, St. Jean, Crown Point, Kennecbec, Quebec, Montreal, Skennesboro, Valcour Bay, Ridgefield, Oriskany, and Saratoga. The leaders, both American and British, praised his military genius. The public worshiped this charismatic man, but he had many enemies. Others were jealous of his achievements and sought to discredit him at every turn. During these early years his wife dies of an unknown aliment. At the battle of Saratoga, he suffered a musket shot to his left hip shattering his bone. The leg should have been amputated, but Arnold refused, knowing he could never sit a horse again with one leg and therefore would be of no use to his beloved country. It took almost a year for the leg to heal and even so, he was in constant pain for which he took tincture of laudanum. His left leg was two inches shorter than the right. In Philadelphia, which has been taken by the British, the Loyalists are deriving joy from the British occupation. Lavish parties are enjoyed by all, but especially by Peggy Schippen, daughter of Judge Schippen. Her dream, which she feels is her destiny in life, is to marry the titled heir to British wealth. She and her lover Captain John Andre attend all the parties, but soon this will soon end as the British leave Philadelphia. Due to his unyielding leg problem, Benedict is still unable to enter into battle, as leader of Washington's left flank, a position of honor. Washington places Benedict Arnold as military governor of Philadelphia, a hot bed of Loyalist intrigue. The Americans have parties as well, and at the Second Annual Fourth of July celebration, Benedict Arnold meets Peggy Schippen and falls in love with this Loyalist beauty, once called the most beautiful woman on two continents. While Peggy is seen on the arm of General Arnold, she is secretly seeing John Andre who is now a Major and the head of British espionage in New York.
Category: Fiction

Dark Black

Author : Robert Lansford
ISBN : 9781608609314
Genre : Fiction
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Decorated officer Captain Thomas Harper has a successful military career, beautiful fianc, and the promise of a great future -- until he is accused of being a pedophile. This sinister accusation forms the darkest cloud imaginable and releases a torrential downpour on his life that leaves him navigating through the storm with nothing but revenge as a guiding force. Will Captain Harper avenge the assassination of his character and clear his name, or will his actions uncover much more than he ever intended to expose? Dark Black is set in the military laden city of San Antonio, Texas before moving to the magic metropolis of Orlando, Florida and concluding in the enchanting Caribbean. Author Robert Lansford is a retired engineer and former U.S. Air Force pilot who resides in Florida. His previous books include The Secret Son and I Promise. Publisher's website: http: //
Category: Fiction

The Dark Tides

Author : Mark Piggott
ISBN : 9781491749395
Genre : Fiction
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The Drake family family has known more than its share of tragedy at sea. After the devastating and mysterious loss of their patriarch, Bryan, to a strange storm, his grieving wife and children sail to his last known location to lay a wreath in his honor. They are caught in a storm freakishly similar to the one that took Bryan from them. A funeral becomes a joyous reunion, as they find him alive and well but equally stranded on the mysterious island of Avalon, where the descendents of King Arthur rule a world filled with knights, elves, dwarves ... and magic! Lord Bryan MoonDrake—as he is now known—has attained the rank of the Gil-Gamesh, protector of the realm. He helps his wife and two of his children build new lives in a medieval society. His daughter Ashley has returned to Avalon with wonderful news. Bryan sees an opportunity to bring his family back together at last, so they plan a grand Avalonian wedding for Ashley and her true love, Andrew. But all is not well in the kingdom. Dark forces arise to fulfill a prophecy to resurrect Morgana le Fay, the most powerful sorceress in the history of Avalon. If successful, she will unleash the Dark Tides to destroy the line of Pendragon once and for all. To save his family, his new home, and his king, can the Gil-Gamesh overcome incredible odds and powers beyond his comprehension to rid Avalon of Morgana’s evil forever?
Category: Fiction

The Deep Wide And Dark

Author : Dewey D. White
ISBN : 9781469132921
Genre : Fiction
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Venture into the blackness of space with Dewey D. Whites well-wrought The Deep, Wide, and Dark. The science is nothing short of sorcery as an extra-terrestrial humanoid named John Jay Corsey gives mankind a dimensional boost from Einsteins quantum theory for the love of a twenty-year-old stripper. With science heretofore unknown to humans but which was found to be related to the alien spacecraft that crash-landed near Roswell, New Mexico, Corsey becomes the center of a massive project to build the first faster than light starship to take flight into universa incognita searching for two unearthly elements, but quickly more than rocks are found by the newly-minted Space Marine Corps. Corsey found mankind (specifically the U.S. government) unprepared but willing to build the machine. They jumped right in to the project with the verve and gusto typical of modern man: cobbling together human and extra-terrestrial science to make it a shining reality. On a fenced-in, 200 sq. mile swath of Arizona-New Mexico desert, Sol Base One is built. The nascent masters of the deep, wide, and dark universal empyrean, the Space Marines Corps recruits the best minds and bodies to man the Terrain Explorer, the first starship in human history. The rush to build it becomes a race as world politics views it as an unwise decision and prepares to stymie the ships launch after the Space Marines crafty commandant refuses to reveals the program and its intentions. The next decision made is to launch the mission (425 men on board the Terrain Explorer) before the U.N. could send in inspection teams. And thus, the fate of humanitys first venture into the stars is sealed. Join Capt. Jackson Edison Jed Devlon and the crew of the Terrain Explorer in what promises to be a thrilling, masterful exploration of the possibilities of time and space. Will they land on earth-like worlds such as humanity knows, therefore solidifying the fact of infinite replication in the universe? Who, amongst the extra-terrestrial races will they meet and who will be their friend or enemy? How will they survive? The permutations grip readers with excitement. The writing is riveting in detail and shines with crystal-clear believability. The future is at stake
Category: Fiction

A Cold Dark Place

Author : Toni Anderson
ISBN : 9780991895861
Genre : Fiction
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She’s an FBI agent hunting her sister’s killer. He’s an assassin who’ll die to keep her safe. His secret will destroy them both. With over eighteen-hundred 5-star reviews on Goodreads this Romantic Thriller leaves readers wanting more! Former CIA assassin Alex Parker works for a clandestine government organization hell-bent on taking out serial killers and pedophiles before they enter the justice system. Alex doesn't enjoy killing, but he’s good at it. FBI Agent Mallory Rooney has spent years hunting the monster who abducted her identical twin sister eighteen years ago. Now, during an on-going serial killer investigation, Mallory begins to suspect there’s a vigilante operating outside the law. When Mallory starts asking questions, Alex is ordered to watch her. As soon as they meet, the two begin to fall for one another. But the lies and betrayals that define Alex’s life threaten to destroy them both—especially when the man who stole her sister all those years ago makes Mallory his next target. Start reading this award-winning Romantic Suspense series today! Winner of the New England Readers' Choice Award and the Aspen Gold. Available in digital, print, and audiobook format from New York Times bestselling author Toni Anderson. What readers are saying... "Spine-tingling suspense and dangerously seductive romance!!"- Ripe For Reader "The suspense is high and the romance is hot!"--Harlequin Junkie "The suspense is nonstop and the romance is hot."--Avonna Loves Genres. "I couldn't find a good stopping point so I gave up trying to sleep and got up in the middle of the night and finished the book." The Book Nympho. "I loved this book."--The Voracious Reader. COLD JUSTICE SERIES A Cold Dark Place, #1 (Read for free!) Cold Pursuit, #2 Cold Light of Day, #3 Cold Fear, #4 Cold in The Shadows, #5 Cold Hearted, #6 Cold Secrets, #7 Cold Malice, #8 A Cold Dark Promise, #9 Cold Blooded, #10 Cold & Deadly (Cold Justice - Crossfire, #1) Colder Than Sin (Coming summer 2019) Keywords: Toni Anderson, Cold Justice, Cold Justice Series, FBI thriller, Romantic Thriller, Romantic Suspense, Suspense Thrillers, FBI Romance, vigilante justice, law enforcement heroine, Mystery, CIA assassin, assassin, FBI, FBI agent, FBI hero, CIA, wet work, targeted assassination, spy, Romance Series, dark, assassin hero, sexy, sex, sexy heroes, serial killer thriller, serial killer, redemption, twins, thanksgiving, pregnancy, baby, one night stand, scars, woman in peril, rich, snow, mansion, woods, underground chamber, CIA hitman, army, female protagonist, abduction, kidnap, murder, free ebook, series, novel, award-winning, rich, wealthy, millionaire, bad boy, security, Free, free first-in-series, free first in series, free romance novel, free romance books, free romance book, free books to read and download, free alpha male billionaire romance books, free bad boy romance books, free award-winning novel, free bestseller, free novel, free download, free book, free book by New York Times bestselling author, NYT bestselling author, NYT, USA Today bestselling author. Political thriller, political romance, contemporary romance, thriller, hot romance, women's romance, action and adventure, army, strong heroine, espionage, international, west Virginia, steamy, sexy, smart romance, smart, intelligent romance, sensual, sensual romance, love, kissing book, wealthy hero, senator, conspiracy, scary, danger, dangerous, thrilling, Similar to: Catherine Coulter, Elizabeth Lowell, Nora Roberts, J.D. Robb, Linda Howard, Julie Garwood, Dale Mayer, Jayne Ann Krentz, Amanda Quick, Kat Martin, Maya Banks, Kay Hooper, Heather Graham, Lori Foster, Christine Feehan, Rebecca Zanetti, Allison Brennan, Kayla Cross, Katie Reus, Cynthia Eden, Kat Martin, Jill Sanders, Katie Ruggle, Meghan March, Rachel Grant, Suzanne Brockman, Brenda Novak, Nicholas Sparks, and Sandra Brown.
Category: Fiction

Dark Blood

Author : Christine Feehan
ISBN : 9780698139350
Genre : Fiction
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The fates of a warrior reborn and a seductive Dragonseeker are irrevocably entwined in this thrilling Carpathian novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan. Zev Hunter was an elite warrior, a dark-blood dealer of death to Lycans who preyed on mankind. But he begins to question his past when he awakens in the sacred cave of warriors—and is soothed back to consciousness by the sensuously familiar voice of the woman who has haunted his fantasies for centuries: Branislava, member of the Dragonseeker clan. Now, with a blood-sworn vow of honor, mercy and endurance, and under the influence of a siren as bewitching as Branislava, Zev begins to wonder what his purpose is, what it means for the future of the Carpathians and what it is about his rebirth that he has to fear... INCLUDES BONUS CONTENT!
Category: Fiction

Dark Prince

Author : David Gemmell
ISBN : 9780307797643
Genre : Fiction
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The chaos spirit had chosen the child Alexander to be its human host. But Parmenion, most powerful warrior of ancient Greece, had won a small victory over the darkness that sought to rule through Alexander. The boy's soul had not been destroyed by evil, but instead had merged with it -- and now Parmenion aided Alexander in the battle between light and dark that constantly raged within him. But there was another world, where the creatures of Greece's legends still flourished. There, the chaos spirit already ruled, through a demon king. In this Greece, there was a prophecy that a child of great power, the legendary golden child, would come and restore the fading magic of the land to the creatures of myth. The demon king believed also that devouring the heart of this fabled child would give him immortality. He believed Alexander, with the power of the chaos spirit within him, to be that child. And so he called Alexander into his world . . . Only Parmenion, guided by the seeress Derae, his lost love from another life, could hope to save Alexander from the demon king. But who could save the young prince from the chaos spirit that threatened to conquer his soul?
Category: Fiction

Dark Victory

Author : Ed Sikov
ISBN : 9781429921954
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The legendary Hollywood star blazes a fiery trail in this enthralling portrait of a brilliant actress and the movies her talent elevated to greatness She was magnificent and exasperating in equal measure. Jack Warner called her "an explosive little broad with a sharp left." Humphrey Bogart once remarked, "Unless you're very big she can knock you down." Bette Davis was a force of nature—an idiosyncratic talent who nevertheless defined the words "movie star" for more than half a century and who created an extraordinary body of work filled with unforgettable performances. In Dark Victory, the noted film critic and biographer Ed Sikov paints the most detailed picture ever delivered of this intelligent, opinionated, and unusual woman who was—in the words of a close friend—"one of the major events of the twentieth century." Drawing on new interviews with friends, directors, and admirers, as well as archival research and a fresh look at the films, this stylish, intimate biography reveals Davis's personal as well as professional life in a way that is both revealing and sympathetic. With his wise and well-informed take on the production and accomplishments of such movie milestones as Jezebel, All About Eve, and Now, Voyager, as well as the turbulent life and complicated personality of the actress who made them, Sikov's Dark Victory brings to life the two-time Academy Award–winning actress's unmistakable screen style, and shows the reader how Davis's art was her own dark victory.
Category: Biography & Autobiography