At one, the men are dark skinned like the Guardians, wearing dirty, long robes
and wrapped head coverings like the brigands who killed the naked men six
hundred years ago. But these men, hunkered at the dying fire talking together in
Author: John Jones
This book - Guardian of Forever - is a science fiction explanation of the "Curse of the Pharaohs." It is the story of two immortal young lovers who guard a pharaoh's tomb for eternity in exchange for eternal life. But, who, or what, is the mechanism that kills everyone who enters the young king's tomb - from tomb robbers in ancient Egypt who met strange deaths, to the team of American archeologists who uncover the tomb in modern times and meet awful deaths? Can the curse be canceled? Is it worth the try, or is there a terrible penalty for trying? And, what happens to the Guardians if they are no longer needed?
“How can you claim to be their guardian or foster father? You've no connection
with them.” “You talk as if people are queuing up,” said Graham. “I think that if I'm
in situ, if Adam is happy, and if Christa is with us at least part of the time—there's
Author: Robert Barnard
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From Robert Barnard, the internationally acclaimed Diamond Dagger-winning crime writer . . . Some memories are better left buried in the past. Well-known author Graham Broadbent has managed to repress one particularly dangerous memory for many years, but a trip home to a school reunion brings back the shocking reality of a desperate youthful passion. It all begins with a knock on Graham's hotel door. His visitor is nineteen-year-old Christa, who read in the newspaper that he would be in town. She introduces herself as his long-lost daughter. His daughter? It's true that many years ago Graham had a fling with Christa's mother, an exquisitely alluring school actress named Peggy Somers. The dates don't work, though. Graham maintains he was out of the country when Christa was conceived. He couldn't be her father. He's almost sorry that he can't claim Christa, a lively young woman who intrigues him in a strange way. And what about Christa's mother, the formidable Peggy, who made such an impression when she portrayed Saint Joan in the school play all those years ago? Why would she have lied to Christa about her paternity? Why name Graham as the girl's father? Separated from his wife, at loose ends in his writing, Graham takes the fateful step of searching out Peggy. It's a big mistake. Peggy's life, which started with such promise, has been a major disappointment. Now it's about to become a disaster. Peggy lies. She fabricates. She fantasizes. She is the kind of person who will destroy Graham if he lets her. As Graham finds himself drawn increasingly into the turmoil surrounding this woman and her children, he must deal with deception and, ultimately, with murder. The sins of the past return to haunt the living, and the lives of those who survive will never be the same. Writing with the piercing insight and wit for which he is renowned, Robert Barnard creates a poignant masterpiece of mystery, as thoughtful as it is entertaining.
“If I toss another log on the fire, I may be able to read. I can pick up the story
where I left off, and you two can listen to whatever.” He tossed a fat log into the dying flames and stretched out with his book. Robin shrugged. “Okay, I'll suit
Author: Michelle Wachbrit
Publisher: Karin Hoffman
Category: Adventure stories
When her older brother Garin kills everyone on their home planet except her, twelve-year-old Mienya, a winged Guardian with the ability to wield tremendous power, travels to Earth to try and stop him from destroying it.
My strongest demons, keep them from the priestess but leave the sapphire guardian Kotaro... he is mine.” The cave walls ... Within the dying flames,
Hyakuhei opened a void directly above Toya's location to speed the path to their
CHURCH OF St Thomas stood within the streets of the Silk Quarter, its square
blocks blackened by the smoke, its stonetiled steeple and massive mounted
cross squinting down into the dying flames. It had feet of granite, a defensive skirt
Author: Clio Gray
Publisher: Hachette UK
Lucca, City State for hundreds of years, keeper of secrets and relics, possessor of the Holy Face of Christ, has Napoleon's army at its gates, the emperor having declared himself King of All Italy. A continent away in Bexleyheath, Mabel Flinchurst gazes down from her window upon the Advent Fair. With all the hustle and bustle she doesn't see the pilgrim walk into the church of St Anthony's across the square, and slit his own throat. But Lucca and this suicide are strands from the same rope, a rope that is being wound unseen about Mabel, ready to rip her from her cosy world. When Mabel's friend, Toby, is kidnapped she enlists the help of compulsive list-maker and missing-persons finder, Whilbert Stroop. Together they are drawn into a mystery that began many centuries ago, and soon they find themselves losing a race against time and treachery, as an unknown enemy, and murder, begin to snap at their heels...
At that moment a large cinder fell from the fast dying fire ; and Samuel
Greenwood , whose pen had been busily gliding over the paper the last four
hours without any intermission , gave a deep groan , and fell back in his chair .
He had been ...
For the Advocate and Guardian . loveth not his brother whom he hath seen , how
led upon the influence she should exe “ O sir , he is a great deal better than ... Dead and gone , " over his dead body , and with his shield protected / was
charged . ... if he could , have triumphed over him . was being awakened by the flames bursting into llglimpses in the abodes of the poor , Now , my little reader , I
hope you ...
In the gloomy light thrown from the dying fire across the tepee, she saw the Bible
by her bed opened to that very verse that had formed in her mind at waking.
Yawning, she reached over and lit the oil lamp on the table beside the Bible. “
What is ...
Author: Alan Morris
Publisher: Baker Books
Thrilling Historical Fiction Set in the Canadian Rockies Invisible, random, and deadly: the newest threat to the people of Fort Macleod might be the most dangerous enemy yet. Set amid the formation of the North-West Mounted Police and among the magnificent Canadian Rockies, Wings of Healing is your ticket to adventure, romance, and inspiration. When a flu epidemic strikes the town of Fort Macleod, the local doctor is one of the first to die. In a matter of days the epidemic has spread, threatening even the Blackfoot tribe where Reena O'Donnell serves as a missionary. After Hunter Stone arrests one of the Indian braves for horse thievery, the already volatile situation threatens to become worse. Despite the influenza epidemic, Reena refuses to leave her ministrations and Hunter must step in to keep in to keep the peace while at the same time dealing with Reena's fears and objections.
... with black , deep - sunk eyes , and distance the dying flame of the wood fire |
She went to meet her ; she was within long dark ebon hair . Her arms and threw
its ghastly flickerings on the pale arms - length , when her daughter gave a hands
The smouldering embers from the dying fire in the hearth barely punctuated the
darkness, but they cast their unearthly glow over the wolves who were arranged
like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, fitted together perfectly, on the rug in front of the ...
Author: Jennifer Wherrett
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
There is a fairytale Locked inside every heart, Waiting to be set free. Princess Ravenna learned, long ago, not to fight or resist Fate, even though Fate always seemed to be her enemy. Now, on her way to a new and much-dreaded life, she is caught between two undesirable fates, and two cruel and tyrannical kings. But Fate, never predictable, has something else in mind. A man, a hunter, in rescuing Ravenna from the clutches of those who would harm her, offers her a third option. So begins a journey of transformation as unexpected as it is beautiful. In a cursed land, with its aged king, Ravenna finds healing and love, and a place she knows she belongs. She begins to realise she must rewrite her story. And the ending, she discovers, is entirely in her own hands. The truth about endings, though, is that, without fail, they always herald new beginnings . . . .
Like a flame doused in water, his anger was dying away. He tried to hang on to it,
tried to ... And it will come about in that day that all the world shall hear, and many
who sleep shall awaken, and the dead shall be made alive. Those who are My ...
Author: Shane Johnson
In 1975, the life of Cornell graduate student T.G. Shass is forever changed when he finds himself in possession of a mysterious and ancient artifact. Unable to remember how he acquired it and powerless to rid himself of it, T.G. is soon shaken not only by the object’s presence, but by a chilling encounter with evil and a jarring journey to another world. He was the most unlikely of all prophets. His was the most critical of all missions. Upon his return, T.G. discovers that Earth is no longer the home he knew. His sweetheart, Jenni, is missing, and all evidence indicates that she’s been caught up into the macabre, unnatural realm he’s just departed. His determination to find Jenni overrides the bitter aftertaste of his otherworldly experience, and T.G. seeks a way to go back. But his second journey holds far more than he imagines. Can T.G. fulfill his key role in God’s plan to defeat the forces of darkness? Or will his imperfect faith lead to destruction as the last days draw to a climactic end?
... though these may drive HOEVER has seen a beacon fire lighted them into
dangerous bye - paths , and involve them ... flame has seemed flickering froth ,
and foam , and turbulence ; but we do not thereand fading and on the point of dying ...
The old man ' s impossible appeal crackled as it escaped him , like the dry
echoes of a dying flame . " Aye , my lord . " She ran to kneel beside the old man ,
but Simon caught the skeptical glance the girl sliced toward him . “ I will do my
Author: Linda Needham
Publisher: Avon Books
To honor a promise to her father as he lay on his deathbed, Kailey Hewett must marry Simon de Marchand, the king's sheriff, who views the marriage merely as reparation for his role in her father's death, at first. Original.
Darien found the pastygray, hardening body of Judas Iscariot hanging from a
twisted, longdead tree at a location officially named the Valley of ... “Beyond
these flames I see other flames, and amidst those, I see ghastly creatures smiling!
Author: Roger Elwood
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Originally introduced in Roger Elwood's Angelwalk, the angel Darien is given the great honor and daunting responsibility of acting as the guardian of Jesus. But when Jesus is crucified, he begins to doubt the Creator's plan. An intriguing novel to deepen our understanding of the life of Christ.
Arrow Giver stared into the dying flames. The night had thickened. Some of his
wives ... They have gone to the hills to seek their spirit guardian, which is also
part of becoming an Absaroka man. They will cry for a vision high in the high
Author: Richard S. Wheeler
Publisher: Forge Books
Barnaby Skye, the most durable and unforgettable character in modern Western fiction, returns in this harrowing tale of survival from his early years in the Rockies. In the midst of a brutal winter, Skye's beloved Crow Indian wife, Victoria, is critically wounded when a Blackfeet raiding party attacks a Crow hunting camp. Despite Skye's attempts at doctoring, Victoria's life hangs in the balance as the two, left alone in the frozen wilderness, struggle to survive cold and starvation. Miraculously, an old mare and her foal wander into their camp. Victoria believes they have been sent by her spirit guide, and finds the strength to ride. Skye and his wife make their way toward Victoria's home village on the Musselshell River. Breaking winter trail is a slow and laborious process, but at the end of the journey they will find peace. Or will they? Skye's love of whiskey puts his life, and Victoria's, in peril when they encounter a renegade band of Yankee traders taking a wagon-load of a cheap and poisonous raw alcohol to trade among the Indians. Their leader, a former West Point officer, forces Skye to guide them, but all the while the legendary mountain man plots to ruin their deadly enterprise. In The Fire Arrow, Richard S. Wheeler has fashioned an unforgettable tale of love and survival in the unforgiving wilderness of the American West. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
A few days ago a crowd sought refuge in the Theatre , when the exploding shells
set it on fire and two hundred perished in the flames . Many parts of ... Their sick
and dying are deprived of the scantiest means of temporal comfort . The ways to ...
Desire forrevenge glowed like dying embers in myheart, ready toflare into pure flame withthe tiniestamount of fuel.The shape ofthat revenge remained
anunformed cloud without direction. Rumors of Saxon incursions throughout the
Author: Irene Radford
Publisher: Bookview Cafe
Caught between her beloved father, the Merlin of Britain, and Arthur Pendragon, the old ways and the new, Wren must find a way to balance the forces of Chaos with peace. She nurtures the land and the people, creating a haven for anyone displaced by the turbulence. And for the safety of all she must guard her heart against the deep love she shares with Arthur, a married king who holds the future of all the Britons in his hands with his sword.
In many countries the forces of reaction , striving to extinguish the last traces of
the French Revolution , as a by - product of whose dogmatic view on the Rights of
Man , European Jewry had received its emancipation , fanned the dying flame of
... and less intimate than the richly paneled room at Harcourt , but the dying fire
was quickly poked into a roaring blaze . ... For the moment all she could do was
stare fixedly into the dancing flames and hope that their guardian would not be
Author: Evelyn Richardson
Resenting the intrusive lord who would protect her and her younger brother, a beautiful and fiercely independent orphan girl fights her feelings for him when she realizes that giving in would cause a scandal. Original.
... bending o ' er the dying flame , But vain the lover ' s wily art , He fed the watch - fire ' s quivering gleams . Beneath a sister ' s watchful eye . Sudden the hounds
erect their ears , “ But thoi mayst teach that guardian fai And sudden cease their ...