Devil's Pen, the Final Product

The Opening of Pandora's Box

Author: Chereze Salome Booysen

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing Rights Agency

ISBN: 1625169787

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 6497

Jake's twin brother Alex gets kidnapped and is later killed. Jake and Alex were orphaned at the age of sixteen, and only had each other until Jake married his wife Tiara. After his brother's death, Jake retreats within his job to find solace, leaving his wife Tiara to raise their three children. Jake needs to find a reason why his brother died. As the bridge of his solitary grief becomes unbridgeable, his life's direction changes and he is no longer an attentive husband and father. Jake needs answers, so when his assistant Gloria suggests seeing a medium, the medium gives him a pen. The pen provides answers through visions, but the cost of his curiosity becomes too high. Jake realizes that he opened the door of the spiritual world and might not be able to close it. Like Pandora's box, Jake's curiosity unleashes untold evil. With the answers he gets to his questions, Jake's family ends up paying a price. Jake tries to save them, but is he too late? First-time author and filmmaker Chereze Salome Booysen hopes to inspire children living in small towns all around the world to reach out and see beyond their own horizons and allow themselves to dream. She hopes to also someday produce her books into films. Publisher's website: http: //

Writing in the Devil's Tongue

A History of English Composition in China

Author: Xiaoye You

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809386917

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 4374

Until recently, American composition scholars have studied writing instruction mainly within the borders of their own nation, rarely considering English composition in the global context in which writing in English is increasingly taught. Writing in the Devil’s Tongue challenges this anachronistic approach by examining the history of English composition instruction in an East Asian country. Author Xiaoye You offers scholars a chance to observe how a nation changed from monolingual writing practices to bilingual writing instruction in a school setting. You makes extensive use of archival sources to help trace bilingual writing instruction in China back to 1862, when English was first taught in government schools. Treating the Chinese pursuit of modernity as the overarching theme, he explores how the entry of Anglo-American rhetoric and composition challenged and altered the traditional monolithic practice of teaching Chinese writing in the Confucian spirit. The author focuses on four aspects of this history: the Chinese negotiation with Anglo-American rhetoric, their search for innovative approaches to instruction, students’ situated use of English writing, and local scholarship in English composition. Unlike previous composition histories, which have tended to focus on institutional, disciplinary, and pedagogical issues, Writing in the Devil’s Tongue brings students back to center stage by featuring several passages written by them in each chapter. These passages not only showcase rhetorical and linguistic features of their writings but also serve as representative anecdotes that reveal the complex ways in which students, responding to their situations, performed multivalent, intercultural discourses. In addition, You moves out of the classroom and into the historical, cultural, and political contexts that shaped both Chinese writing and composing practices and the pedagogies that were adopted to teach English to Chinese in China. Teachers, students, and scholars reading this book will learn a great deal about the political and cultural impact that teaching English composition has had in China and about the ways in which Chinese writing and composition continues to be shaped by rich and diverse cultural traditions and political discourses. In showcasing the Chinese struggle with teaching and practicing bilingual composition, Writing in the Devil’s Tongue alerts American writing scholars and teachers to an untimely English monolingual mentality and urges them to modify their rhetorical assumptions, pedagogical approaches, and writing practices in the age of globalization.

The Devils That Have Come To Stay

Author: Pamela DiFrancesco

Publisher: Medallion Media Group

ISBN: 1605425842

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 8724

In this stark Acid Western, the dark side of oft-glorified Gold Rush period in California is revealed when the Narrator, a nameless, fragile man in search of salvation, witnesses the brutality of western expansion. On a journey to meet up with his wife, who is taking care of her ailing mother, the Narrator witnesses the crossing of paths between a Native American man on a moral quest to right the wrongs of the Gold Rush and a desperate, fearsome stranger who has lost everything in his quest for gold. Along the way, Narrator’s sensibilities shift and change, and his dark and troubled past emerges in glimpses he struggles to repress. Ultimately, he is left with a decision that will change not only his own life, but the lives of those around him.

Lord John and the Hand of Devils

Author: Diana Gabaldon

Publisher: Anchor Canada

ISBN: 0385674716

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 8320

A keepsake collection of Lord John Grey’s shorter adventures and a spectacular addition to any Gabaldon fan’s library, Lord John and the Hand of Devils brings three unique novellas together for the first time. Lord John and the Hellfire Club marks the first appearance of Lord John outside the Outlander novels. A young diplomat who had begged for Lord John’s help is killed before he can explain his need. Witnessing the murder, Grey vows to avenge the young man, as the trail leads to the notorious Hellfire Club and the dark caves beneath Medmenham Abbey. In Lord John and the Succubus, Grey’s assignment as liaison to a Hanoverian regiment in Germany finds him caught between two threats: the advancing French and Austrian army, and the menace of a mysterious “night-hag,” who spreads fear and death among the troops. Finally, in Lord John and the Haunted Soldier, Lord John is called to the Arsenal at Woolwich to answer a Royal Commission of Enquiry’s questions regarding a cannon that exploded during the battle of Krefeld. Accusations ensue, and Lord John finds himself knee-deep in a morass of gunpowder, treason, and plot–haunted by a dead lieutenant, and followed by a man with no face. From the Hardcover edition.

Into the Devil's Reach

Author: Louis Weinberger

Publisher: Renrob Publishing

ISBN: 9781634520379

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

View: 2585

Sexy and determined, Chicago Detective Jennifer Mueller is the perfect bait to catch a satanic killer. But when the covert sting goes wrong, her life is changed forever. As she goes back undercover, she's unaware of the factions that are out for revenge. They've lured her to a small town where no one is what they seem. She quickly falls ... INTO THE DEVIL'S REACH. INTO THE DEVIL'S REACH is an intense, action-packed thriller that mixes the courage of duty-bound cops, the maniacal deeds of serial killers, and a small town with dark secrets. With shocking twists and a heart-pounding climax, one policewoman's resolve leads her into the dangerous world of satanic cults. Will good win out over evil?

Devil's Advocate: The Untold Story

Author: Karan Thapar

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9352779851

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 865

Sometime in the late summer of 1976, Sanjay Gandhi asked if I wanted to go flying with him... After first attempting to teach Karan Thapar to fly (not very successfully) Sanjay Gandhi took the controls and performed a series of aerobatics, not particularly dangerous but nonetheless thrilling. Once they were further away from Delhi, he became even more daring. Suddenly, he decided to scare the farmers working in the fields below by aiming the aircraft straight at them. As he dived down, they scattered and ran, fearing for their lives. At the last moment, Sanjay pulled up dramatically and waved at the bewildered farmers, clearly chuffed with the whole performance. The manoeuvre required nerves of steel and tremendous self-confidence, both of which Sanjay possessed in plenty. In Devil's Advocate, Karan dives deep into his life to come up with many such moments. Included here are stories of warm and lasting friendships, such as with Benazir Bhutto, whom he met while he was an undergraduate. He also talks about his long association with Aung San Suu Kyi and Rajiv Gandhi. However, not all friendships lasted-for example, with L.K. Advani, with whom he shared a close bond until an unfortunate disagreement over an interview caused a falling-out. The tension generated during an interview has spilled over off-screen multiple times, and Karan discusses these incidents in detail. For instance, when Amitabh Bachchan lost his cool during a post-interview lunch or when Kapil Dev cried like a baby. And there's the untold story of two of his most controversial interviews-with Jayalalithaa and Narendra Modi. While Jayalalithaa laughed it off later, the after-effects of Modi's infamous walkout have grown worse with time. Riveting and fast-paced, Devil's Advocate is as no-holds-barred as any of Karan Thapar's interviews.

Under the Devil's Eye

Author: Alan Wakefield,Simon Moody

Publisher: Pen & Sword

ISBN: 9781848844612

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 3500

The authors have researched the Salonika Campaign in every detail, from the arrival of the first British troops in 1915 to final victory. During this period large numbers of British and allied troops were tied up in the strategically vital Balkans. Salonika was converted into a vast military base and over 70 miles of defensive works were created. We learn of the disappointments of the British XII Corps offensive in April/May 1917 (The First Battle of Doiran) and the more successful aggressive raiding in the Struma Valley. Using first hand accounts a vivid picture of life for the British Army is painted, with the roles of the Royal Flying Corps/RAF and RNAS well covered. The campaign drew to a victorious conclusion with the defeat of the Bulgarians in 1918 but the British Salonika Army remained in place until 1921. The effect of this slow demobilisation are also covered.

The Devil’s Doctors

Japanese Human Experiments on Allied Prisoners of War

Author: Mark Felton

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1783032626

Category: History

Page: 208

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The brutal Japanese treatment of Allied POWs in WW2 has been well documented. The experiences of British, Australian and American POWs on the Burma Railway, in the mines of Formosa and in camps across the Far East, were bad enough. The author reveals distressing evidence of Unit 731 experiments involving US prisoners and the use of British as control groups in Northern China, Hainau Island, New Guinea and in Japan.

Devil's Day

Author: Andrew Michael Hurley

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: 1328489884

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 7468

"A gripping and unsettling new novel by the award-winning author of The Loney that asks how much we owe to tradition, and how far we will go to preserve it"--

A Devil to Play

One Man's Year-Long Quest to Master the Orchestra's Most Difficult Instrument

Author: Jasper Rees

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061979716

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 731

A charming and deeply funny memoir of musical obsession, A Devil to Play is the story of Jasper Rees, a man who unearths his childhood French horn, and begins a quixotic but obsessively serious challenge: to play a Mozart concerto—alone—for a paying audience within one year’s time. It’s an endearing, inspiring tale of perseverance and achievement, relayed masterfully, one side-splittingly off-key note at a time.

Rebels & Devils

The Psychology of Liberation

Author: Christopher S. Hyatt

Publisher: Hukilau


Category: Autonomy (Psychology)

Page: 382

View: 6653

Contributions by William S. Burroughs, Timothy Leary, Robert Anton Wilson, Aleister Crowley, A.O. Spare, Jack Parsons, Genesis P-Orridge, and many others. This remarkable book brings together some of the most talented, controversial and rebellious people on the planet today.Every contributor, in every article, in every aspect of their lives, has had but one focus: to bring freedom to their world.The essence of independence has been to think and act according to standards from within, not without. Inevitably anyone with an independent mind must become one who resists or opposes authority or established convention: a rebel. If enough people come to agree with and follow the Rebel, we now have a Devil.

The Devil's Prayer

Author: Luke Gracias

Publisher: Australian eBook Publisher

ISBN: 1925427331

Category: Fiction

Page: 372

View: 7948

A nun commits suicide in front of thousands in Spain. In Australia, Siobhan Russo recognises that nun as her mother, Denise Russo, who disappeared six years ago. In search of answers, Siobhan travels to the isolated convent where her mother once lived. Here she discovers Denise’s final confession, a book that details a heinous betrayal that left her crippled and mute, and Denise’s subsequent deal with the Devil to take revenge. In the desperate bargain Denise made with the Prince of Darkness, she wagered Siobhan’s soul. As Siobhan discovers the fate of her soul, she learns that hidden within the pages of her mother’s confession is part of The Devil’s Prayer, an ancient text with the power to unleash apocalyptic horrors. And now her mother’s enemies know Siobhan has it. Can Siobhan escape an order of extremist monks determined to get the Prayer back? Can she save the world from its own destruction? Watch the book trailer on YouTube or Vimeo or simply search “Devil’s Prayer by Luke Gracias” See the stunning locations from the book at

Conversations with the Devil

Author: Jeff Rovin

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780765346315

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 3229

In the wake of the suicide of one of her patients, a young Satanist, psychologist Sarah Lynch, a cynic who had lost her own faith years before, attempts to conjure the devil himself in order to understand what the teenager had been thinking at the time of his death, only to discover that her experiment has succeeded all too well. Reprint.

The Devil's Birthday

The Bridges to Arnhem 1944

Author: Geoffrey Powell

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1844681440

Category: History

Page: 276

View: 8169

Arnhem was the heaviest Allied defeat of 1944 and was the subject of the famous film A Bridge Too Far. Casualties during the battle were appalling; the brave and enduring Dutch people suffered catastrophically in the aftermath and German morale was strengthened at a time of otherwise ebbing fortunes. This new revised edition besides being a superb history is, above all, a record of quite extraordinary courage. It is unlikely to be superseded as the standard work on a bold, gallant, yet doomed, undertaking.

A Prayer for the Devil

Author: Dale Allan

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 1937110346

Category: Fiction

Page: 314

View: 4127

When his twin brother, who was working on a Presidential campaign, is murdered in the Middle East, Luke Miller, a priest, begins to question his faith as he becomes overwhelmed with the desire for revenge.

The Master and Margarita

Author: Mikhail Bulgakov

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802190510

Category: Fiction

Page: 402

View: 6235

I first read Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita on a balcony of the Hotel Metropole in Saigon on three summer evenings in 1971. The tropical air was heavy and full of the smells of cordite and motorcycle exhaust and rotting fish and wood-fire stoves, and the horizon flared ambiguously, perhaps from heat lightning, perhaps from bombs. Later each night, as was my custom, I would wander out into the steamy back alleys of the city, where no one ever seemed to sleep, and crouch in doorways with the people and listen to the stories of their culture and their ancestors and their ongoing lives. Bulgakov taught me to hear something in those stories that I had not yet clearly heard. One could call it, in terms that would soon thereafter gain wide currency, "magical realism". The deadpan mix of the fantastic and the realistic was at the heart of the Vietnamese mythos. It is at the heart of the present zeitgeist. And it was not invented by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, as wonderful as his One Hundred Years of Solitude is. Garcia Marquez's landmark work of magical realism was predated by nearly three decades by Bulgakov's brilliant masterpiece of a novel. That summer in Saigon a vodka-swilling, talking black cat, a coven of beautiful naked witches, Pontius Pilate, and a whole cast of benighted writers of Stalinist Moscow and Satan himself all took up permanent residence in my creative unconscious. Their presence, perhaps more than anything else from the realm of literature, has helped shape the work I am most proud of. I'm often asked for a list of favorite authors. Here is my advice. Read Bulgakov. Look around you at the new century. He will show you things you need to see.

The Devil's Cradle

Author: Sylvia Nobel

Publisher: Nite Owl Books

ISBN: 0982441460

Category: Fiction

Page: 442

View: 2656

The Devil's Cradle is the second title in Sylvia Nobel's popular mystery series featuring feisty journalist, Kendall O'Dell. Based on actual events, the story picks up two weeks after the end of Deadly Sanctuary and the reader tags along with Kendall to investigate a mysterious death in an isolated mining town hidden away in the hills of southern Arizona. The unexpected ending to this thrill-packed adventure leaves readers in open-mouthed awe and begging for more.

Tales from the Duke Blue Devils Locker Room

A Collection of the Greatest Duke Basketball Stories Ever Told

Author: Jim Sumner

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1613219601

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 212

View: 5382

The Duke Blue Devils have a long and glorious history of success, and that history comes alive in this newly revised edition of Tales from the Duke Blue Devils Locker Room. The Blue Devils’ storied past includes forty NCAA tournament appearances, sixteen trips to the final four, and five national titles. In this treasure trove of Duke history, Jim Sumner recalls the most legendary games and unique players that have come to define this championship team. Read about the 1968 ACC Tournament, North Carolina’s scoreless half at Duke in 1979, Duke’s upset win over UNLV in the 1991 Final Four, and the 1992 Duke-Kentucky Eastern Regional classic. Duke University has been home to thirty-six All-American basketball players. Nine of them have been named national player of the year: Dick Groat, Art Heyman, Johnny Dawkins, Danny Ferry, Christian Laettner, Elton Brand, Shane Battier, Jason Williams, and J. J. Redick. Their tales are included here along with stories from Duke coaching legends Eddie Cameron, Vic Bubas, Bill Foster, and Mike Krzyzewski. This is a must-read for any fan of Duke basketball. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The Devil's Labyrinth

A Novel

Author: John Saul

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0345487044

Category: Fiction

Page: 404

View: 9626

A troubled teenager struggling to cope with the loss of his father, Ryan McIntyre is sent to St. Ignatius Catholic School, an institution with a good reputation for dealing with troubled teens, where he meets exorcist Father Sebastian, an enigmatic man who may have the power to summon evil rather than drive it out. Reprint.

The Devil's Advocate

Author: Andrew Neiderman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451682557

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2662

When Kevin Taylor joins the Manhattan criminal law firm of John Milton & Associates, he's hit the big time. At last, he and his wife can enjoy the luxuries they've so desired--money, a chauffeur-driven limo, and a stunning home in a high-rise. Then Milton assigns Kevin one of the most notorious cases of the year, with a file that had been put together prior to the crime. Throwing himself into his work, Kevin begins to see a pattern of evil emerging from behind the firm's plush facade. Acquittal after acquittal, every criminal client walks free, and Kevin's suspicions slowly give way to terror. For Kevin has just become The Devil's Advocate.