A plague of vampirism has crept across the country, reducing once-thriving cities to ghost towns. In Chicago, a few scattered survivors hide behind the fortified walls of office buildings and museums, raiding deserted stores for dwindling supplies of clothing and food.
Tremaine Valiarde and a small, brave band of heroes ventured into a wondrous new realm on their desperate mission to save Ile-Rien from the conquering Gardier. Now, as a relentless enemy creates chaos and destruction - with the fate of the magical city of Lodun hanging in the balance - the last hope of a land besieged may rest on the far side of a secret portal.
Ile-Rien is in peril. A mysterious army known only as the Gardier has surrounded the country, attacking in ominous black airships. Hope is not lost though, for a magical sphere created by Ile-Rien's greatest sorcerer may hold the key to defeating the faceless enemy. But the sphere is unpredictable and has already claimed several lives. When a magical spell goes disastrously awry, young Tremaine Valiarde and a brave band are transported to another world-a world of rough magics, evil mages, honorable warriors, and a secret Gardier base.
Known for her lush, intricate worlds and complex characters, acclaimed author Martha Wells has delighted readers with her extraordinary fantasy novels of daring and wit. With The Wizard Hunters she launched her most ambitious undertaking yet-the return to the beloved world of the Nebula Award-nominated The Death of the Necromancer and The Fall of Ile-Rien.
The only person who can identify the most notorious hit man in the country, Kate Bridges is running for her life. Murphy Dolan is in the Army Reserves, returning from his 2nd tour of duty, only to find a stranger hiding in his house. She's scared spitless. He's completely burned-out on violence. Neither of them has any trust left to give.
The timely Blackwell Companion to Religion and Violence brings together an international, interdisciplinary group of scholars who provide a coherent state of the art overview of the complex relationships between religion and violence. This companion tackles one of the most important topics in the field of Religion in the twenty-first century, pulling together a unique collection of cutting-edge work. A focused collection of high-quality scholarship provides readers with a state-of-the-art account of the latest work in this field.
After experiencing a precognitive dream that shatters her engagement and changes her life forever, young California psychology professor Laurel MacDonald decides to get a fresh start by taking a job at Duke University in North Carolina. She soon becomes obsessed with the long-buried files from the world-famous Rhine parapsychology experiments, which attempted to prove if ESP really exists. As she teams up with another charismatic professor, they uncover disturbing reports....
The year is 1974, and songwriter Casey Bradley is just eighteen years old when handsome, charismatic singer Danny Fiore crashes into her life and her heart. The first time she hears Danny sing, Casey is ready to toss away her entire future for a man who's almost certain to break her heart. Danny has a white-hot talent and a single blinding ambition: To become a rock star. The songs that Casey writes send an icy blue finger down the center of his cynical spine. But Danny knows exactly where he's going, and he has no intention of taking any woman along.
When Christine Blacksworth's larger-than-life father is killed on an icy road in Magdalena, New York, 100 miles from the 'getaway' cabin he visited every month, she discovers a secret that threatens everything she's always held to be true. Her father has another family which includes a mistress and a daughter. Determined to uncover the truth behind her father's secret life, Christine heads to Magdalena, prepared to hate the people who have caused her to question everything she thought she knew about her father.
You Give Witch a Bad Name: Wicked Witches of the Midwest, Shorts 11-15
Amanda M. Lee
Angel Clark, Laura Jennings, Brian Schell, und andere
Spieldauer: 15 Std. und 18 Min.
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It’s time to return to Hemlock Cove with five fun tales of Winchester fun. Join the Winchester witches - and those who love them - for a bevy of mischief and mayhem. Spend time in the present with Clove, Thistle, and Landon and travel through time with Twila and Aunt Tillie. This 140,000-word omnibus includes five shorts: "Four-Leaf Clover", "Thistle While You Work", "Landon Calling", "I Dream of Twila", and "How Aunt Tillie Stole Christmas".
It was the glittering intellectual world of 1920s Paris expatriates in which Pauline Pfeiffer, a writer for Vogue, met Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley among a circle of friends that included Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Dos Passos, and Dorothy Parker.
Miriam Bryant has always dreamed of leaving the never-ending work of her family's remote mountain ranch to travel abroad as a genteel lady. She's thrilled when the opportunity finally arises, but a gruesome hunting accident crushes her plans, leaving her stranded for weeks in a mining town. The single bright spot in her disappointment comes in the form of this mountain town's newest doctor....
For the last eight months, Mandy has lived across the hall from a caveman. He won't trim his beard, he mostly talks in grunts, and he'll hardly emerge from his cave of an apartment. Ben might be a grumpy mess, but she kind of likes him anyway. She's not attracted to him, of course. Not at all. Those stray feelings are merely a fluke. She's looking for a man who has it all together, and Ben isn't even close.
Taliya, a 17-year-old tigran, has been forced to flee her country home and go into hiding to escape the Enforcers and the Gathering that began in 2172, orchestrated by President Kerkaw and his corrupt martial law of the United States. But it isn't long before Taliya is captured and forced into a covert military breeding program. Paired with a magnificent male white tigran named Kano, Taliya is determined to survive, whatever the cost, but she is only at the beginning of her journey. What awaits her is more challenging and life-changing than she ever could have imagined.
Xhanga draws its listeners into the adventures Marcie Espinoza, a young woman fresh out of Bible school, who has a burning passion to bring the love of Christ to a mysterious tribe thought to live in the remote reaches of northern Brazil. Despite warnings of danger she presses ahead. Marcie doesn’t know that all who had pursued the Xhanga in the past failed to return, nor does she know about the slow and painful death they experienced.
Shocked to learn of the death of her summer love Tyler Peck, Jessica Collins can’t imagine loving every again. Her heartbreak turns to joy when Tyler begins to visit her in her dreams, creating a beach paradise for only the two of them to share. Soon, all Jessica wants to do is sleep in order to spend time with Tyler. Her real life is slipping away into dream land. Her mother, sick with worry, forces Jessica to take a job at the public library with the hope Jessica will stop sleeping her life away.
Elizabeth Kearn thinks her biggest problem is having a run of bad luck with men. That is, until someone spray paints her garage door with the word whore and leaves her unconscious with a deep gash in her head. Then, two exes come back into her life, neither particularly welcome. A recent ex, Walt, asks for her help when he’s suspected of doing away with his current girlfriend, Patti. Edgar, now married, comes into town on a mission to reignite their decade-old romance, and he's not happy to find he has to compete with Walt for her attention.
Lisa Cartwright thought she’d be spending the holidays getting over her ex Joey Novak. They just can’t seem to properly break up. When his company sends its staff to Lisa’s retreat, she has to play nice, even if that’s the last thing she wants to do. Joey has marriage on his mind and intends to use their close proximity to remind her of how good they are together. However, an interloping coworker insists on proving him wrong. His new rival, timid editor Finch Alice, has decided that she’s tired of undeserving men getting all the happy endings.
Born with a gift in the culinary arts, Autumn Young has dreams of becoming a celebrity chef. She soon finds herself one step closer to reaching her goal when she is hired as a co-host for a new show on the Flavor Channel. Unfortunately, Autumn has another gift as well. She has a spirit guide named Bob, who gives her messages that need to be relayed, even at the most inconvenient times. To Autumn, Bob is like her uncouth uncle: He’s bossy, unrefined, and impatient, but she loves him like family.