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Swallowing Darkness

Author : Laurell K. Hamilton
ISBN : 9780345509871
Genre : Fiction
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I am Meredith, princess of faerie, wielder of the hands of Flesh and Blood, and at long last, I am with child–twins, fathered by my royal guard. Though my uncle, Taranis, King of Light and Illusion, claims that he is the true father since he abducted me from my home, betrayed, and defiled me. And now he has branded my guards as a threat to my unborn children. Bearing an heir has placed me halfway to my aunt’s throne, that much closer to my reign over the Unseelie Court–and well ahead of her son, my cousin Cel, in this race. Now I must stay alive to see my children born and claim my place as queen. But not all in faerie are pleased with the news, and conspirators from every court in the realm plot against me and mine. They seek to strip my guards, my lovers, from me by poisoned word or cold steel. But I still have supporters, and even friends, among the goblins and the sluagh, who will stand by me. I am Meredith Nic Essus, and those who would defy and destroy me are destined to pay a terrible price–for I am truly my father’s daughter. To protect what is mine, I will sacrifice anything–even if it means waging a great battle against my darkest enemies and making the most momentous decision ever made as princess of faerie. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Fiction

A Journey Through Darkness

Author : Christina Aye
ISBN : 9781466901353
Genre : Poetry
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This is a collection of poems, written sporadically, over a period of three years, taken from Christina's diary during a twenty-two-year-long battle with depression and anorexia. She found writing poetry helped her express her inner turmoil as she tried to find her way out. Join her in "A JOURNEY THROUGH DARKNESS", you're not alone.
Category: Poetry

Of Sex And Faerie

Author : John Lennard
ISBN : 9781847601711
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Taking up where the author's book Of Modern Dragons (2007) left off, these essays continue Lennard's investigation of the praxis of serial reading and the best genre fiction of recent decades, including work by Bill James, Walter Mosley, Lois Mcmaster Bujold, and Ursula K. Le Guin. There are groundbreaking studies of contemporary paranormal romance, and of Hornblower's transition to space, while the final essay deals with the phenomenon and explosive growth of fanfiction, and with the increasingly empowered status of the reader in a digital world. There is an extensive bibliography of genre and critical work, with eight illustrations and many hyperlinks.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Gathering Storm

Author : Kate Elliott
ISBN : 9781101639818
Genre : Fiction
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Set in an alternate Europe where bloody conflicts rage, the fifth book of the Crown of Stars epic fantasy series continues the world-shaking conflict for the survival of humanity The long-dreaded cataclysm is about to descend on the world as the lost land of the Aoi returns to the Earth from which it was cast forth millennia ago. And though Liath has at last found her way back to Earth, she knows disaster will soon follow her. Yet just how little time remains to avert humanity’s destruction she discovers to her horror only when she learns that her brief stay in the bespelled land has actually kept her from her family and allies for nearly four years. In that time, Sanglant has mobilized an army and journeyed to the land of the griffins, intent on forging an alliance to stand against the forces which are determined to rework the spell that originally exiled the Aoi and their lands from the world. Alain, caught up by Liath as she makes her way back to her own world and time, has been returned to the present bereft of all that matters to him. And though for a while he finds refuge in a monastery, he is soon condemned to a terrible fate. His only hope of rescue lies with the Eika leader Stronghand, who has begun a campaign of conquest into the human lands. And even as these diverse forces struggle to avert total ruin, the mathematici, led by Anne and Hugh, strive to re-create the original spell which exiled the ancient Aoi, neither knowing nor caring that their magical workings could tear their world apart….
Category: Fiction

The Caretakers

Author : William C. O'Brien
ISBN : 9781481793889
Genre : Fiction
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War, famine, disease; just a few of the many evils with which we share our world and daily lives but never aware that they exist as physical forms, escaped from the prison world of Exilia. The key to Exilia, lost since before recorded history, has now been found. The entrance to the prison world has been discovered, and the story told to the children by the last of the caretakers is just the beginning of what will become a quest of daring, confrontation, humour and spine tingling terror. The world has been waiting for millennia for the key to be found, for the long awaited moment to arrive when the defenders of good would be freed from their own imprisonment to continue their fight against the evils. But in order to so, Gabby and the brothers must first enter the world of Exilia and fulfil their quest. Guided by the map on the key they must travel through a world where time itself doesn't exist, where the extraordinary is the ordinary, the unbelievable is the believable, and nightmares are a reality. The creatures of evil must be confronted, battled or avoided. A future of peace and tranquillity, or pain and suffering, will depend on either success or failure. But can their quest be fulfilled - can they succeed?
Category: Fiction

Love And Other Near Death Experiences

Author : Mil Millington
ISBN : 1588365255
Genre : Fiction
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Hello. My name is Robert, and I haven’t been dead for sixty-three days now. If he hadn’t bought those crummy towels, Rob would be six feet under. But his poor shopping sense accidentally set off a convoluted chain of events that meant he lived when all those others died in the pub explosion. Okay, maybe it wasn’t the ugly towels that saved his life. Perhaps it was some other random action, some other small movement that was the utterly trivial yet vitally important factor. And that’s the real problem. Now, with his wedding fast approaching, Rob suddenly finds himself paralyzed with indecision–about Every. Little. Thing. He just can't be sure which seemingly innocuous choice will mean the difference between life and death: Should he wash the fork or the knife first? Should he step out of the shower with his left leg or his right leg? Red sweater or blue? One thing is certain: His fiancée, Jo, is at her wits’ end. To save his relationship and his sanity, Rob embarks on a quest to find out why he’s still breathing. When he meets up with others who have had similar lifesaving near misses, he figures the answer must be close. But fate may just catch them yet, for Rob’s search to understand why he’s still alive might well turn out to be the very thing that kills them all. Filled with the barbed and sparkling dialogue that made Things My Girlfriend and I Have Argued About a cult hit, Mil Millington’s Love and Other Near-Death Experiences is a hilarious existential romantic comedy about second guesses and second chances. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction

Collected Poems

Author : Miriam Waddington
ISBN : UOM:39015048888591
Genre : Poetry
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This substantial collection includes work from the fifty-year career of one of Canada's finest poets. This selection of Waddington's poetry embraces a wide range of subjects such as love, justice, womanhood, cities, and nuclear war, and draws on eleven volumes of poetry as well as a selection of uncollected poems.
Category: Poetry

China Boy

Author : Gus Lee
ISBN : 9781101664742
Genre : Fiction
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“What a knockout. An incredibly rich and new voice or American literature… China Boy grabs the reader’s heart and won’t let go… A wonder of a story.”—Amy Tan, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club Kai Ting is the only American-born son of an aristocratic Mandarin family that fled China in the wake of Mao’s revolution. Growing up in San Francisco’s ghetto, Kai is caught between two worlds—embracing neither the Chinese nor the American way of life. After his mother’s death, Kai is suddenly plunged into American culture by his new stepmother, a Philadelphia society woman who tries to erase every vestige of China from the household. Warm, funny, and deeply moving, China Boy is a brilliantly rendered novel of family relationships, culture shock, and the perils of growing up in an America of sharp differences and shared humanity. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction

Dark Desires

Author : JoAnn Ross
ISBN : 0373254822
Genre : Fiction
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Category: Fiction