The Last of Our Kind

The Last of Our Kind

Don Carlos Buenaventura, the protagonist of The Last of Our Kind, is a powerful
brujo living in Santa Fe, New Mexico, a remote settlement on the edge of Spain's
North American empire. The year is 1706. Comanche war parties are boldly ...

Author: Gerald W. McFarland

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 9781632930859

Category: Fiction

Page: 374

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Don Carlos Buenaventura, the protagonist of The Last of Our Kind, is a powerful brujo living in Santa Fe, New Mexico, a remote settlement on the edge of Spain’s North American empire. The year is 1706. Comanche war parties are boldly conducting raids nearby, French traders and soldiers are aggressively expanding toward New Mexico from the Great Plains, and agents of the Spanish Inquisition have arrived in search of a brujo suspected of being in Santa Fe. That brujo is Don Carlos, respected citizen under the name of Don Alfonso Cabeza de Vaca, his true identity known only to a small coterie of friends. Given the many dangers that threaten the town, will he be able to bring his powers to bear and still keep his brujo identity secret? When his mortal enemy, a sorcerer with formidable powers, arrives on the scene in the midst of these troubles, how will Don Carlos figure out a way to deal with him? Includes Readers Guide.
Categories: Fiction

The Last of Our Kind

The Last of Our Kind

Don't change his name, he's the last of our kind.' This mysterious discovery
perplexed Andrew and Armande. They speculated endlessly about it, and tried
many times to glean more information from the agency. Battle weary and with a
sort of ...

Author: Adélaïde de Clermont-Tonnerre

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473658059

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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'A word of advice: don't start reading this page-turner at bedtime, or you'll be staying up all night.' Psychologies, France Werner Zilch was adopted as an infant, and knows nothing of his biological family. But when, in 1970s New York, he meets the family of Rebecca, the woman he has fallen in love with, a mysterious link means he must uncover the truth of his past, or run the risk of losing her. Spanning 1945 Dresden, the Bavarian Alps and uncovering Operation Paperclip, this is a riveting novel of family and love that seamlessly blends fact with fiction.
Categories: Fiction

Ancients

Ancients

We are the last of our kind. The Keelers were the last family that was capable of
having children, Jackson being the last. Our line may have continued a bit further,
but Jackson Keeler lost his brother in 1941 at Pearl Harbor. He may have been ...

Author: David Lynn Golemon

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9781405911993

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Ancients is an action-packed thriller in the Event Group series by David Lynn Golemon. The lost city of Atlantis is the stuff of legend. A vast treasure of secret knowledge and unimaginable wealth. An entire civilisation that disappeared for unknown reasons, forgotten in the mists of time. But now, battle lines are being drawn to claim the immense power which once resided there. On one side, led by Colonel Jack Collins, is the Event Group - a top secret government organisation made of the most brilliant soldiers, scientists and historians on earth, all dedicated to discovering the truth behind the world's greatest unsolved myths. They must take down a shadowy conspiracy of men fuelled by hatred who want to unleash a weapon which could change life as we know it forever . . . The Event Group must race against time to end a twelve thousand year-old trail of destructive malice in David Lynn Golemon's Ancients. The Event Group series also includes Event and Legend. Praise for David Lynn Golemon and the EVENT series: 'Sure to satisfy fans of The X-Files' Publishers Weekly 'Imagine mixing in a blender Tom Clancy with the movie Predator and the X-Files ... non-stop action' Library Journal 'Spectacularly cinematic . . . a flat out adrenalin rush' New York Times bestselling authors Judith and Garfield Reeves Stevens David Lynn Golemon grew up in Chino, California and worked for the US military in a classified role. He now lives and writes in Long Island, New York. His Event Group Series includes the titles Event, Legend, Ancient, Leviathan and Primeval.
Categories: Fiction

Our Kind of People

Our Kind of People

It has come to represent the continent of Africa and the people living in it, limiting
their abilities to define their own identities as individuals interacting with a
challenging and complex world. One of the last people I spoke with in Nigeria
was a ...

Author: Uzodinma Iweala

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781848545199

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 794

HIV/AIDS is more divisive and destructive than any other disease - tearing apart communities and ostracising the afflicted. Award-winning novelist Uzodinma Iweala embarks on a remarkable journey around the African continent meeting individuals and communities that are struggling daily with the disease. He meets people from all walks of life, from sex workers to the truck drivers who frequent them; from the doctors and nurses who tend the sick; to the children orphaned by the illness and their adoptive families. He meets the wives of husbands with HIV and the husbands of wives with the virus. Beautifully written and heart-breakingly honest, Our Kind of People goes behind the headlines of this epidemic to show the real lives affected by it, illuminating the scope of the crisis and a continent's desperate struggle.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Our Kind of Music

Our Kind of Music

One factor only had dredged him from the pit of self-disgust into which he had
descended through the night: the last ditch hope that attendance at church might
pave the way to future absolution from Above. But now, sandwiched tightly ...

Author: Lindsay Grattan Cooper

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781783061693

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

View: 470

This is a story of people you might know. Some kindly men, a few hysterical women, sons who cause exasperation... It is a story of halted dreams, of new dreams dreamed, of love and loyalty, and love and disloyalty. Our Kind of Music follows one man’s journey along a highway initially perceived to be clear of obstacles but which, inevitably, presents hurdles he could not anticipate. It is also the story of his son, whose bravado leads him along a different path to the soul-searching that this ultimately entails. Set against shifting backgrounds – some as exotic as the Seychelles and Tahiti, some as safely domestic as New England’s Vermont and old England’s Dorset, and others as vibrant as Sydney and New York, this story is rich in personality, fostering an innate knowledge of who the characters are and how they feel. Not all are liked, but some are so deeply loved that they linger in the senses, and by the end you might almost expect to bump into them, like old friends, on Main Street. This novel is set over four decades, starting in 1937 and culminating in early 1982, less driven by the events of those years than merely touched by them, just as world events are experienced by ordinary lives. But always, always, running through those years, there is music… Our Kind of Music is a book about ordinary people attempting to lead ordinary lives (not always successfully), and though it is not without doses of light trauma, readers will discover a strong sense of place all around the world, and a nostalgic theme of music running throughout.
Categories: Fiction

The Last Hunter Collected Edition

The Last Hunter   Collected Edition

“Ophion returned to the world as a spirit, which cannot last for our kind. I did not
wish this fate on my brother, but it was the fate he chose.” My limbs suddenly feel
heavy and I nearly vomit. He doesn't know. “What don't I know?” His voice is loud
 ...

Author: Jeremy Robinson

Publisher: Breakneck Media

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 790

View: 907

This collected edition of The Antarktos Saga includes all five books in the series—DESCENT, PURSUIT, ASCENT, LAMENT and ONSLAUGHT, as well as never-before-seen art and character designs inspired by the series, an exclusive short story titled “The Children of Antarktos” and an interview with bestselling author Jeremy Robinson, composed primarily of questions asked by fans of the series. Description: I’ve been told that the entire continent of Antarctica groaned at the moment of my birth. The howl tore across glaciers, over mountains and deep into the ice. Everyone says so. Except for my father; all he heard was Mother's sobs. Not of pain, but of joy, so he says. Other than that, the only verifiable fact about the day I was born is that an iceberg the size of Los Angeles broke free from the ice shelf, a few miles off the coast. Again, some would have me believe the fracture took place as I entered the world. But all that really matters, according to my parents, is that I, Solomon Ull Vincent, the first child born on Antarctica—the first and only Antarctican—was born on September 2nd, 1974. If only someone could have warned me that upon my return to the continent of my birth, thirteen years later, I would be kidnapped, subjected to tortures beyond comprehension and forced to fight…and kill. If only someone had hinted that I'd wind up struggling to survive in a subterranean world full of ancient warriors, strange creatures and supernatural powers. Had I been warned, I might have lived a normal life. The human race might have remained safe. And the fate of the world might not rest on my shoulders. Had I been warned… This is my story—the tale of Solomon Ull Vincent—The Last Hunter.
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Our Kind

Our Kind

There, she promised, I would find other girls my age and teachers of a kinder
disposition and she had last heard that the facilities were still quite respectable: a
home that once served as an inn to travelers, near enough to York, in a place ...

Author: Kate Walbert

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416586449

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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From the award-winning author of The Gardens of Kyoto comes this witty and incisive novel about the lives and attitudes of a group of women—once country-club housewives; today divorced, independent, and breaking the rules. In Our Kind, Kate Walbert masterfully conveys the dreams and reality of a group of women who came into the quick rush of adulthood, marriage, and child-bearing during the 1950s. Narrating from the heart of ten companions, Walbert subtly depicts all the anger, disappointment, vulnerability, and pride of her characters: "Years ago we were led down the primrose lane, then abandoned somewhere near the carp pond." Now alone, with their own daughters grown, they are finally free—and ready to take charge: from staging an intervention for the town deity to protesting the slaughter of the country club's fairway geese, to dialing former lovers in the dead of night. Walbert's writing is quick-witted and wry, just like her characters, but also, in its cumulative effect, moving and sad. Our Kind is a brilliant, thought-provoking novel that opens a window into the world of a generation and class of women caught in a cultural limbo.
Categories: Fiction

Perdition

Perdition

Perhaps we are the last of our kind, ghosts who once donned hauberks and
sallied forth against the heathen.' 'For the moment we live and that gives hope.'
Beaujeu poured himself water from a pitcher. 'Our orders are powerful and rich.

Author: James Jackson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781848545274

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 818

Almost two hundred years have elapsed since the Crusader armies took Jerusalem. Now it is the turn of the Saracen to seek revenge and send an overwhelming force against the last Christian enclave in the Holy Land. In Acre, the defenders await their fate. Knight and bishop, mercenary and merchant, all will be tested and all may perish. For this is the endgame. No quarter will be given and no mercy shown. William of Beaujeu, Grand Master of the Templars, will stop at little to secure the city and preserve his legendary military order. He knows that final judgement is approaching and that time is running out. But among the garrison are allies - the adventurer de Flor, Theobald, the young Hospitaller, the court dwarf Amethyst, the camel master Selim and the orphan boy and spy Benedict - who must stay alive in the chaos to be unleashed. In their midst prowl the feared Assassins and sinister enemies from among a rabble army of Italians. Deserted by the pope and the princes of Europe, it seems as if Acre faces annihilation - but perhaps something can still be salvaged from perdition . . .
Categories: Fiction

The Devil Sure Does

The Devil Sure Does

... point ofno-return, we'refucked,fucking, andfuckingfucked-up and wouldn't mind
being the last of our kind - at the contrary, I mean, isn't that what were raised to
believe in? The imminence of an inevitable end, some Hollywood-based version
 ...

Author: Vincent Robillard

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465374516

Category: Fiction

Page: 233

View: 354

The Devil Sure Does or the mischiefs and misadventures of a mythomaniac globe-trotting thief in search for his true identity is a maze of memories which carries the reader from Alaska to New Orleans to New Delhi and The Parisian Catacombs through the eyes of a diabolical and hyperbolical anti-hero on run as he recalls the fleeting moments and the significant murders of his decadent life. To be read at the second degree with a grain of salt and at your own risk.
Categories: Fiction

The Clan of Near the Mountain People

The Clan of Near the Mountain People

He obeyed them and understood them when they talked to him and he became
their friend and protector. They moved again, there ... We are the last of our
people and we are chosen to carry on the genealogy of our kind.” The mother
queen ...

Author: Lorraine D. Yazzie

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465329776

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 281

View: 729

The driving force that compelled me to write this book, I would say is my love for my late grandmother, Kezbah Yazzie. I had promised her that I would keep her story alive, and since I could not memorize thirteen chapters by rote like she did; the only other way to preserve it was to write it into a book. Writing this book has positively broadened my mind. It took effort and determination. I learned that how smart you are is not a factor for self-esteem. I encourage anyone who has a dream to pursue it. Use the negative experiences in your life to help others. It will definitely charge up a positive life for you.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Doctor Who The Eyeless

Doctor Who  The Eyeless

He could feel the energy crackling inside the cylinder, like a trapped, perpetual
lightning bolt, but perfectly black. So dark it would blind anyone who looked
straight at it. Why hadn't he destroyed it? 'We're both the last of our kind,' he
concluded ...

Author: Lance Parkin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409072898

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 814

At the heart of the ruined city of Arcopolis is the Fortress. It's a brutal structure placed here by one of the sides in a devastating intergalactic war that's long ended. Fifteen years ago, the entire population of the planet was killed in an instant by the weapon housed deep in the heart of the Fortress. Now only the ghosts remain. The Doctor arrives, and determines to fight his way past the Fortress's automatic defences and put the weapon beyond use. But he soon discovers he's not the only person in Arcopolis. What is the true nature of the weapon? Is the planet really haunted? Who are the Eyeless? And what will happen if they get to the weapon before the Doctor? The Doctor has a fight on his hands. And this time he's all on his own. Featuring the Tenth Doctor as played by David Tennant in the hit sci-fi series from BBC Television
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Screams of Pan

Screams of Pan

As I raced Stardust to our meeting place, a twinge of uneasiness marred my
excitement. If either of our families found out ... ruled the world of vampires since
recorded time and we're now the last of our kind. We don't have to wait for the full
 ...

Author: Jery Tillotson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781469712970

Category: Fiction

Page: 396

View: 672

Fantastic Fury! Grab this one! Brazenly original with dazzling eroticism! Vampires! Werewolves! Muscle Gods! Over-the-top-sex! Youll find them all in Jason Furys thrilling new fantasy novelScreams of Pan! Christina Tremont rules Manhattans supernatural world of bat boys, wolf girls, fauns and satyrs. Then she meets the incredible new Mr. Universe, the fabulous and over-sexed Johnny America, who is pursued by a monstrous vampire sect, the Dark Ones. Even Christinas magical powers cant withstand these enemies and together with Johnny, theyre forced to seek out the terrifying Great God Pan for his protection. Best-selling cult author, Jason Fury, weaves an intoxicating tale of fantasy, eroticism and horror, guaranteed to enchant even the most jaded reader.
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The Eye of Odin

The Eye of Odin

This is because Ragnar was favored of our supreme god Odin. Odin who is our
most high god. And today the spirit of my father will join Odin, as our god begins
taking the last of our kind. We who worship the old gods are fading with the ...

Author: James Richard Larson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595289479

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 819

Banished from his homeland in Norway for religious beliefs that ultimately resulted in murder, a Viking chieftain and his family must leave their home and travel to a new land. With the Christian king determined to stamp out the old gods, Thorvald Asvaldsson and his son Erik, who will one day be known as Erik the Red, embark on a perilous journey destined to change the world accompanied by the powerful seer Ragnar. Once restricted to sailing near their native shores, the dawn of the longship brings Viking warriors to the unsuspecting coastal areas of Europe. The warriors descend on settlements like a plague, attacking towns at will and displaying a savagery never before seen. At the height of the Viking expansion into Europe and the spread of the pagan religion, there is an evil in the world awaiting the travelers, an evil from the depths of hell itself.
Categories: Fiction

Nightmares

Nightmares

It was the waling of the last of the people and the animals that clung to the rest of
the land, not yet covered by water. Quiet came upon the ark as we all listened.
Some, like us doves were the last of our kind. For some it was their closeness to ...

Author: F. D. Land

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781477125052

Category: Fiction

Page: 142

View: 959

Nightmares In an assortment of dreams and imagination F. D. Land brings you amazing tales and sagas, that will haunt your dreams. With a little mystery also thrown in. See if you can tell who is really telling the tale. Now sit back and get ready for the thrilling ride through the twisted mind of F. D. Land.
Categories: Fiction

The Magic Kingdom of Landover Volume 1

The Magic Kingdom of Landover Volume 1

What kind of dragon was this? “There were dragons before ... And our magic was
so much stronger than theirs that they could not controlus as they wished.” The
crusted head shook ... We're both the last of our kind.” Ben watched the dragon ...

Author: Terry Brooks

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0345516737

Category: Fiction

Page: 736

View: 762

Capture the fantasy, thrills, and far-flung adventure of the first three novels in Terry Brooks’s enchanting Magic Kingdom of Landover series—now for the first time in one gripping volume. Chicago lawyer Ben Holiday can’t fathom what lies ahead when he purchases Landover—a magical kingdom of chivalry and sorcery—from Meeks, the mysterious seller who placed the ad. Weary and jaded, Ben clings to the ad’s promise: “Escape into your dreams.” But Landover is not the enchanted idyll he expected. The kingdom is in ruin. The barons refuse to recognize Ben as King, a dragon is decimating the countryside, and a demon lord has challenged any prospective ruler to a fatal duel. To make matters worse, the Paladin, renowned champion of the Kings of Landover, seems to be merely a legend. Ben’s only allies are a bumbling court magician, a talking dog turned court scribe, and the beautiful Willow, who is part girl, part tree. With his friends in tow, Ben sets out to claim the throne. But when Meeks decides he wants Landover back, Ben will face supernatural foes of every stripe to prove himself worthy of the kingship. The question is: Can he survive?
Categories: Fiction

Not Our Kind

Not Our Kind

Since their night was a good three hours longer than Adriana wanted to sleep,
she wondered whether she was supposed to be taking that as a hint. One of the
... “He might put her to work repairing cupolas,” said Endamawr at last. “I will have
 ...

Author: Lucy A. Snyder

Publisher: Alliteration Ink

ISBN: 9781939840257

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 522

When you talk about outsiders, it's easy to think about that sense of isolation when you're not one of the "popular kids" in high school, when you're the new person on the job, when you stand out in a bad way. But there's more than that. There's the sense of wonder at a new, alien place. There's seeing everything you know through a new, different point of view. These stories defy expectations and easy genre boundaries. But if you want that sense of wonder and amazement when you first encountered speculative fiction, that idea that there is something different, something more just around the corner, just out of sight, that sense of coming home to the unfamiliar, then this is the book you want to read. Edited by Nayad Monroe - who also edited What Fates Impose - these nineteen stories bring us tales of being the other, of belonging, and not belonging.
Categories: Fiction

The Crippled God

The Crippled God

'Their power spent, they were broken. Though they blamed the Matron for the
loss of their god, it was by their judgement that he was wielded as would one
wield a weapon, a thing to be used, a thing not ... 'We are each the last of our kind
.

Author: Steven Erikson

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781429969475

Category: Fiction

Page: 928

View: 463

The climax to the epic Malazan Book of the Fallen series that will determine how the world is ruled. Savaged by the K'Chain Nah'Ruk, the Bonehunters march for Kolanse, where waits an unknown fate. Tormented by questions, the army totters on the edge of mutiny, but Adjunct Tavore will not relent. One final act remains, if it is in her power, if she can hold her army together, if the shaky allegiances she has forged can survive all that is to come. A woman with no gifts of magic, deemed plain, unprepossessing, displaying nothing to instill loyalty or confidence, Tavore Paran of House Paran means to challenge the gods – if her own troops don't kill her first. Awaiting Tavore and her allies are the Forkrul Assail, the final arbiters of humanity. Drawing upon an alien power terrible in its magnitude, they seek to cleanse the world, to annihilate every human, every civilization, in order to begin anew. They welcome the coming conflagration of slaughter, for it shall be of their own devising, and it pleases them to know that, in the midst of the enemies gathering against them, there shall be betrayal. In the realm of Kurald Galain, home to the long lost city of Kharkanas, a mass of refugees stand upon the First Shore. Commanded by Yedan Derryg, the Watch, they await the breaching of Lightfall, and the coming of the Tiste Liosan. This is a war they cannot win, and they will die in the name of an empty city and a queen with no subjects. Elsewhere, the three Elder Gods, Kilmandaros, Errastas and Sechul Lath, work to shatter the chains binding Korabas, the Otataral Dragon, from her eternal prison. Once freed, she will rise as a force of devastation, and against her no mortal can stand. At the Gates of Starvald Demelain, the Azath House sealing the portal is dying. Soon will come the Eleint, and once more, there will be dragons in the world. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Categories: Fiction

The Wicked

The Wicked

She was the first of our kind. . . . Perhaps this isindeed the end of our reign,
whereby the first shall be last and the last shall be first. Eve was the first, you are
the last. I do not know.” Aset began to pace. “Never before has our council been
so ...

Author: L. A. Banks

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429953733

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 369

Damali and Carlos have finally tied the knot, but there is no happily ever after on the horizon. Cain, the son of Eve and the new chairman of the Vampire Council is amassing an army of creatures like no one has ever seen before. But while a band of human scientists are conducting secret experiments they open the dimension that holds Cain and he is released into the human world, bigger and badder than ever. Her family slaughtered, Damali heads for hell to serve justice and faces off with a nemisis the likes of which she has never encountered. Carlos doesn't take his wife's disappearance lightly and races against time to get Damali back... only to learn that his wife might be pregnant. The question: is the child his or the Chairman's?
Categories: Fiction

Alphabet

Alphabet

It is a sound of drubbing and sobbing Of people crying , We are old , we are old
And the sun is going down and becoming cold Oh sinful and sad and the last of
our kind If we turn to God now do you think He will mind ? Then they fall on their ...

Author: Inger Christensen

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 081121477X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 77

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Awarded the American-Scandinavian PEN Translation Prize by Michael Hamburger, Susanna Nied's translation of alphabet introduces Inger Christensen's poetry to US readers for the first time. Born in 1935, Inger Christensen is Denmark's best known poet. Her award-winning alphabet is based structurally on Fibonacci's sequence (a mathematical sequence in which each number is the sum of the two previous numbers), in combination with the alphabet. The gorgeous poetry herein reflects a complex philosophical background, yet has a visionary quality, discovering the metaphysical in the simple stuff of everyday life. In alphabet, Christensen creates a framework of psalm-like forms that unfold like expanding universes, while crystallizing both the beauty and the potential for destruction that permeate our times.
Categories: Literary Criticism