Stone and a Hard Place

Author: R. King

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692394670


Page: 364

View: 1687

SAFE AS HOUSES It's hard enough for Alastair Stone to keep his two lives-powerful mage and mundane Occult Studies professor-separate without an old friend asking him to take on a new apprentice. Especially after a university colleague wants him to investigate a massive old house for things that go bump in the night. Still, Stone figures it's an easy job: just turn up, put on a little show, and announce that the house is clean. Only it isn't. A malevolent spirit is reawakening in the basement, imprisoned between dimensions and intent on escape. If it succeeds, countless people will die. Worse, a trio of dark mages want to help it break free so they can control it for their own sinister purposes. They'll do whatever it takes-including seducing Stone's young apprentice and using him against his master-to get what they're after. With time running out, Stone has to stay alive long enough to uncover the spirit's secrets. But even if he does, he fears that his own power won't be enough to send it back. "Book 1 of the Alastair Stone Chronicles"

Chronicle in Stone

A Novel

Author: Ismail Kadare

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1628721308

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6635

Masterful in its simplicity, Chronicle in Stone is a touching coming-of-age story and a testament to the perseverance of the human spirit. Surrounded by the magic of beautiful women and literature, a boy must endure the deprivations of war as he suffers the hardships of growing up. His sleepy country has just thrown off centuries of tyranny, but new waves of domination inundate his city. Through the boy’s eyes, we see the terrors of World War II as he witnesses fascist invasions, allied bombings, partisan infighting, and the many faces of human cruelty—as well as the simple pleasures of life. Evacuating to the countryside, he expects to find an ideal world full of extraordinary things, but discovers instead an archaic backwater where a severed arm becomes a talisman and deflowered girls mysteriously vanish. Woven between the chapters of the boy’s story are tantalizing fragments of the city’s history. As the devastation mounts, the fragments lose coherence, and we perceive firsthand how the violence of war destroys more than just buildings and bridges.

Indiana Jones and the Philosopher's Stone

Author: Max McCoy

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553561968

Category: Fiction

Page: 245

View: 523

On the trail of a stolen manuscript said to contain the secrets for transmuting lead into gold and achieving eternal life, Indiana Jones also tracks a missing British alchemist and an insane Renaissance scholar. Original.

The Medusa Chronicles

Author: Stephen Baxter,Alastair Reynolds

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481479679

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 6906

"A sequel to Arthur C. Clarke's 'A meeting with Meduda'"--Jacket.

Chosen Ones

Author: Alister E. McGrath

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0310718120

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 202

View: 4463

When Peter and Julia go to stay with their grandparents in Oxford, England, they discover a mysterious garden, which serves as a portal to a world where they are greeted as the saviors of a people enslaved by evildoers.

Tallow Jones

Wizard Detective

Author: Trevor H. Cooley

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781978046887


Page: 370

View: 9529

Tallow Jones is an all new action-packed Urban Fantasy novel, a detective tale full of mystery, magic, and murder! Give it a try today! Explore this new side of the Bowl of Souls universe! When Detective Douglas Jones' son goes missing under strange circumstances everyone assumes he ran away. The first break in the case comes when a long lost relative shows up with a new name and a strange tattoo on the palm of his left hand. His name is Tallow Jones. He is a private detective . . . and a wizard. A wizard is needed too because, in Atlanta, strange abductions are just the tip of the iceberg.

The Devil's Concubine

(The Devil of Ponong Series #1)

Author: Jill Braden

Publisher: Wayzgoose Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 246

View: 5624

QuiTai, ruthless concubine of Levapur’s mysterious crime lord, the Devil, receives an unexpected invitation to cocktails with disgraced Thampurian Kyam Zul. She doesn’t trust Kyam enough to drink anything he pours, and won’t help him no matter how hard he begs – or threatens. But when QuiTai’s ex-lover is murdered, Kyam is the only one who knows the name of the killer, and he won’t tell QuiTai unless she helps him first. The torpid back alleyways of Levapur’s tropical colony hide more than lovers. There are things with claws, beings with venomous fangs, and spies lurking in the jungle. Most of them want to keep their secrets. One of them wants QuiTai dead. (This is the first book in Jill Braden's critically acclaimed Devil of Ponong series. It is a complete, full-length novel, with no cliffhanger.)

The Moviegoer

A Novel

Author: Walker Percy

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453216251

Category: Fiction

Page: 191

View: 5027

In this National Book Award­–winning novel, a young man, torn between the forces of tradition and change, searches for meaning in postwar America. On the cusp of his thirtieth birthday, Binx Bolling is a lost soul. A stockbroker and member of an established New Orleans family, Binx’s one escape is the movie theater that transports him from the falseness of his life. With Mardi Gras in full swing, Binx, along with his cousin Kate, sets out to find his true purpose amid the excesses of the carnival that surrounds him. Buoyant yet powerful, The Moviegoer is a poignant indictment of modern values, and an unforgettable story of a week that will change two lives forever. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Walker Percy including rare photos from the author’s estate.

Stumbling Stone

Author: Julie Freestone,Rudi Raab

Publisher: Julie Freestone

ISBN: 9780996219204


Page: 250

View: 3851

Jewish women born to immigrant parents in the Bronx in 1944 don't get romantically involved with men who are cops, have German accents and look like Hitler youth leaders. But reporter Sarah Stern is drawn to Karl Schmidt and intrigued by his tangled family history. Stumbling Stone chronicles their journey across two continents and the discovery of sinister secrets they never could have imagined. This is a compelling work of fiction inspired by the remarkable histories of the authors.

Chronicles of the Wizard-detective

Author: J. B. Markes

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781544139029


Page: 248

View: 1812

The Archseer has been murdered, leaving the Academy Magus-the world's foremost center of magical learning-leaderless. It's not that Isabel doesn't care; she just has her own problems to deal with right now. Being slowly ripped apart from the inside by the very spells she casts, she's running out of options. Enter Gustobald Pitch, expert necromancer and self-styled wizard-detective. Shunned by the good wizards of the academy, he will need Isabel's help if he is to uncover the plot, avenge the Archseer's death, and remember exactly where he left his smoking pipe. Necrospect is a light-hearted dark fantasy with just the right amount of quirk. So grab your wands and get ready! Dead men do tell tales.


Author: James Joyce

Publisher: First Avenue Editions

ISBN: 1512406562

Category: Fiction

Page: 854

View: 5667

An extraordinary look at an ordinary dayJune 16, 1904in the life of a middle-aged Jewish man living in Dublin, Ireland. Leopold Bloom, who is sure that his wife is being unfaithful, must come to terms with how that affects their marriage and whether it changes the nature of their love for one another. Richly detailed stream-of-consciousness narration immerses the reader in the thoughts and emotions of the characters as they deal with the normal events of daily life in Dublin, as well as grander issues like sexuality, prejudice, birth, and death. This is an unabridged version of Irish author James Joyce's groundbreaking modernist tale, which parallels Homer's Odyssey. It was first published serially in the American journal The Little Review between 1918 and 1921, and published in novel form in 1922 in Paris.

Brimstone Blues

A Yancy Lazarus Novel

Author: James Hunter

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781977955111


Page: 348

View: 5529

A Demon King. An Infernal city. The whole world hangs in the balance. Yancy Lazarus-mage, bluesman, and demon-souled-is having the worst hangover of his life. He just woke up in a dingy hotel in literal Hell with one eye missing, an arm covered in swirling golden tattoos, and no recollection of the past six months. All he wants is to figure out how he ended up in the Great Below and whether there's a way home. But getting out of Hell is no easy feat. Yancy is the most wanted man in the Infernal city of Pandæmonium, and he's being hunted by demonic cutthroats for a series of high-profile murders he can't remember committing. Now, Lazarus will have to rely on the help of a shapeshifting stranger with a dark past to battle his way past a legion of freakish Hellions and the murderous Derby-Girl Nation to reclaim a weapon capable of killing even immortals. And to escape Hell? Well, he'll need to pull off the greatest coup the Abyss has seen since the Morning Star took on Heaven. If he fails, not only will the King of Pandæmonium roast his soul for eternity, but his friends will be left to the mercies of the Savage Prophet and the Morrigan, goddess of death.

Touch of Steel

A Novel of the Clockwork Agents

Author: Kate Cross

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0451238826

Category: Fiction

Page: 346

View: 2105

Captured by the Wardens of the Realm and placed in the custody of the Earl of Wolfred, American spy Claire Brooks, on a mission of revenge, convinces the earl that she has defected and will help him take down the Company, which places both her life and her heart in a precarious position. Original

The Wishstone and the Wonderworkers

Author: Hugh Cook

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780861403974


Page: 448

View: 2845

Volume six in the series Chronicles of an Age of Darkness, this book tells of the trials and misadventures of Chegory Guy. Chegory is a rock-gardener from the notorious Ebrell Islands, wending his way through demonic possession, treason, theft, riot and gun-running.