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She finds a dairy of maybe the abductor and in it the person describes how they watched a grown police man throw up at the sight of the dead body. So its also about a group of people who have been killing since they were kids. Looking for a book about a women whom travels into a new neighborhood that is run by a mafia. She has caught the eye of the mafia boss and he protects her sometimes when he see her. IN this book, I believe they have powers in the mafia that allows the mafia gang to shadow creep into places that normal people can not.
I'm searching for two books. The first is a book about a group of college women and their lives after graduation. Not a movie. May have Club in the title. May be by Jeanne Dixon. Looking for a book that the cover is a theme of purple and butterflies. The boy spends his whole life trying to get her out and succeeds in the end. Looking for the title of a novel about a black funeral home director who must find a wife. The wife he is advised to choose should be submissive, dark-skinned, the perfect color, in order to carry on the tradition as his father did.
I believe that the story is set in the late 19th or early 20th C. Would love to find this book--thanks! Plot was angel torn between Heaven and Hell, not feeling worthy Monks take bad men to a monastery and basically torture them? In it, an angel fell to earth from his cloud and landed on earth, in a big city. He explored a department store, and was taken home by an old woman who gave him a bath. It was regularly read aloud by Captain Kangaroo, on his TV show.
I am looking for a book that I believe is only a picture book or at least very few sentences, about two gorilla families. The illustrations are marvelous but also contain some weird elements like trees turning into light poles, bowler hat clouds etc. From what I remember the main characters are two child gorillas from very different households one being rich and distant parents, the other being poor but very loving parents. They meet at a park and play together.
Looking for adult book about characters Blue and Pink in kids book. Spider weaving web on porch. Old woman fies. Settling estate. I'm looking for a book that was about this boy with his father not having a good relationship his father is a doctor I believe and is rich. The father has a bodyguard and the son I believe has is taking summer classes due to his father.
They own a house near the beach and the boy plans a party with his group of friends not knowing that the word of having a party started to go around like wildfire. Then later on in the book he and his girlfriend and guy friend go on an airplane trip to France to find more about his father or the bodyguard secret. When they arrive there the main character the guy goes into a car dealership he tries to get a car but fails after being a minor in France.
Even though in America he isn't a minor. They then bribe the worker to file fake documents in order to get a car. They go to this hotel near a beach that you can go to fully nude at the beach But it appears that they are being followed by somebody.
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The main character tries to get more information about the one specific man. Says who are you looking for and the main character lies that he was eager to find his dad after years of trying to find him. Looking for a second chance mc romance about a female realtor who gets beaten up by a potential client.
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She then runs into her biker ex and his club , she knows his club, at a wings restaurant on bike night. This is a very remote chance and I dont have a lot of info but Im looking for the names of a trilogy written about a girl growing up in a religious school and coming to grips with her catholism??? Have a feeling the names of the books were something to do with the seasons but could be wrong. Looking for a book about a teenage girl who if I remember correctly was called either Deliah or Delilah.
She had an older brother who ran away from home due to her finding out he had a drug addiction. Her best friend was this Indian girl who ended up sleeping with her boyfriend Adam, the son of a police officer. Her mother was a clown and the book was within a series all focusing on Delilah and her brother. The first book ended with her brother calling her to tell her that he was alive. Please help, have been searching for literally years x. I'm looking for a book about a motorcycle president and a woman hiding her past.
She was raised in a group home that her father sold her to when she was a very young child after her moms death. The group home is abusive and the heroine protects the younger children. The lady running the home beats the heroine or locks her in the dark basement for says. A young girl shows up with no memory and the heroine protects her. The woman that runs the home son attacked the young girl and the heroine attached him and together they ran.
Now the heroines friend was on the way to work and was kidnapped. The heroine is looking for her at a strip club where she heard she might be. Bikers show up at the motel room of heroine saying the president of the club wants to talk to her. She says fine she will dress and follow them. They grab her and she tells them she doesn't like to be touched. They don't listen and she kicks their booty. She paints rufus on Mc clubhouse wall.
Her list uncle comes back and sees it. He knows his sister always had rufus. Heroine is also interloped with the homeless vets. It had copies published in Cortez Colorado by Beaver publishing in I have befriended the author, and would like to read futher adventures of his horse trading days. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am searching for a book that I think was called "The Promise". It is about reincarnation with an actress and writer discovering they had lived and loved in another lifetime. Others from this past life have also been reincarnated and are now closely involved in their current lives as well.
I don't recall all details, but seem to remember the actress's mother in the past interfering in her life and manipulates people and events until she ultimately and accidentally kills her daughter I read this book back in the 70's, so it is rather old. I can't remember the title or author. I read this book back in the 90s. The book is about an English woman who inherits a mansion but only if she goes on a quest to return a dragon egg within 1 years time.
The woman was a teacher in London. When she leaves on the quest, she takes a street-wise London boy with her. The egg is from the union of a dragon and human woman and is watched over and accompanied by an oriental unicorn creature. I think it was called a Ki-lin or Ky-rin maybe Qylin, not sure. The creature starts off as a small statue and he can shrink to tiny size or grow to the size of a horse.
And he never harms anything, not even a blade of grass. At the end of the book, the woman returns home to open an orphanage. When the egg hatches, there are twins inside. A perfect little dragon and a human baby. My friend thinks there might be a fox in the story also. I'm searching for a book that I was assigned to read for a college class in or It probably fits under the category of Intermediate Reader or possibly YA. Definitely historical fiction. It's the best book I've ever read, so I can't believe I don't remember the author or even the title. The story is set during the time when white people are leary of their Japanese neighbors.
The story centers around a girl and her family who have a farm I think on one of the San Juan Islands. Relatives come to stay with the girl's family and she is not happy about it because the female cousin is spoiled and tries to get her in trouble. The girl likes to go out sailing in her sailboat. One night she is out in her sailboat with her friend and it is foggy and they hear another boat nearby and they hear voices and the sound of a body being thrown overboard.
When the boat leaves, the girl and her friend retrieve the body from the water and bring it back to shore. The body turns out to be a Japanese man and they hide him and nurse him back to health. The would-be murderers of the Japanese man discover that he is still alive and chase the girl and her friend and cousin and the Japanese man across Puget Sound in their sailboats to Friday Harbor. It is an intense chase.
Wish I could remember more of the book. Does anyone know the title of the book I'm thinking of? They get him on board and the chief engineer poisons him and takes money. The characters are, Lt. Commander Cordeau, Lt. Beech, Zola the stoker can't remember any more!! The rogue engineer shoots Cordeau and takes Beech prisoner and then lets him go as he has run out of bullets.
I think the book was called "Dead Mans Chest". Thanks in advance John. I can't for the life of me remember the rest of the book or what it is called!
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Can anyone see if they know! I am looking for a novel about a girl whose tree in her back yard has a world within where her parent go and get balloons of life that keep them young. Cover I believe depicted a tree and red ballon of some sort. It was about a female inmate who was in a horse training program. I think a guy adopted the horse she was working with, but I remember she ended up going to his house to help train the horse. His child had special needs. And of course like all good books they fell in love in end.
Horses name was something like Wildfire Its about some boys and a girl all working as detectives with sherlock holmes. There at a circus and some people perform tricks in code. I want to learn the tricks but i dont know the book. Any ideas? I am looking for a book that I read in 5th grade. I am pretty sure the title was something like The Family. It was essentially about a family with 5 or 6 children, mostly boys, and their antics.
This book was stuck in my mind because one of the sons dies after riding his bike down a hill and then crashing into the side of a car at the bottom. There was also another kid that really like to eat butter and was caught eating a whole stick of it and later got sent to the hospital with a really high fever, like The family's first Easter after the son's death was really hard. The end of the book had the family go to Thanksgiving with their famous pudding and as they are about to leave the car one of the younger boys accidentally stepped in it and the mom was devastated that the pudding was ruined but the dad was like no it's fine the shoe was clean we don't need to tell anyone.
When dessert came around the parents were told that the pudding tasted better than ever so the mom and dad went to the kitchen to laugh really hard, the first time that they had laughed so hard since their son had died. This book is about a girl who met a guy while on vacation and decided to go back with him to his country and meet his family They first met with his brother who didn't seem to fond of her.
A novel about a confused woman she sees shadows in a mirror, and she loses time. They are chased and watched and end up in an alternate universe where there is a backwards ticking clock. A countdown of some sort that she has on her to accomplish a task. The driver can help, but it diminishes his life immensely to do this and she feels as though she has done this before. Can anyone help? Book is about a boy whose father was murdered in his childhood by a thief, he waits all his life with a knife to avenge his father's death. The boy later grows up to be teacher in his own village and finds out that his favourite students father was the murderer of his father.
At first he plans to seek revenge but after seeing his health condition he leaves him to his fate. Book about a boy whose family moves into a new house; he rides a bike to school I remember reading that he had to remember to go in a different direction than usual to get to his new house, otherwise he would've been at his old one. I thought it could've been Time For Andrew, but it wasn't; there was no aunt in this book. YA paperback, read before Book about a guy, bitten by a snake, wakes to find humanity gone. All the people in town think they are crazy too.
The mother has a miscarriage and stays locked up in her room, and the brother is a drunk who Runs over his younger brothers cat, clementine. The older brother then crashes the car and lights it on fire with himself in it. At the end of the book the little brother decided to kill the rest of his family.
The book was about a young black man. His parents are killed in a car accident or a train hit them unsure. He is found in a pig pen at some point, is taken in to foster care, and endures racism throughout his time as a foster child. He is locked in a shed for sometime and manages to escape. He sleeps outside a few times and carries a picture of his mother in his bag. It may have taken place in or near Mississippi because it had a jazz influence.
Looking for the name of a romance book where the heroine is daughter of a demon lord and she kills him at end of first book for her love and is taken to hell to rule to save her unborn child. This book starts out with a woman, her husband, and twins moving into a new neighborhood I believe around the late s earlys.
They also learn that they all like to read. This begins a lifelong friendship and monthly book club. They are there for each other over the years as they face the challenges of raising their children, keeping their marriages together, supporting friends through divorce and ultimately through cancer. I believe the cover had a picture of a woman floating in a pool in an inertude with a big floppy hat and a drink.
I'm looking for a book by the name of yellow shoes. It's about a person that work in one of London airport. It was large and thin. The one I had was hardcover with a removable paper cover. It was a collection of short scary stories that had unique artwork. It was painting and ink that used mostly blacks, grey, blues and red and white, maybe some skin tones. There was a lot of splatters for either blood or stars.
She starts to fall fo her boy best friend and she invites him to a gala or a dance and she has a terrible time while he has a good one?
After that they sit on her roof top and talk and he leaves her up there hanging. I think they even dated for a while then broke up and stayed as friends. She wrote him letters I think? The cover had a light blue background with a bright yellow candy heart broken with the title. I really liked the book!
A group of girls i think 4 plan to murder a boy that they hate for personal reasons. They plan the murder with great precision so that they murder is not traced back to them and no one except the 4 of them knew about this plan. But before they can commit the murder themselves, the boy is killed in the exact same method that they planned, by someone else. I'm looking for a children's book 4th, 5th grade where the main character is a boy who lives in a room in a hotel that his father manages.
The curse went along the lines of "when this lump of peat burns away, the child will die and go to clay". There were other stories as well like the one about an australian aboriginal medicine man warning a construction crew against building a road through a cursed thicket of trees, of course tragedy strikes and the road is built around the trees in the end, also one about a tree in africa that was known to the locals to strangle anyone who wandered to close at night.
Another with a mummified cat being taken from a tomb only for its spirit to escape its binds through a hole in its throat shocking the collector that brought it along. Another with a boy somewhere in england disappearing seemingly into thin air atop a hill when he was going to milk the cows or something, but his parents and the locals could hear his disembodied voice crying out for help over the following weeks until finally it fades away entirely.
There were also 2 stories about ufo's that i can remember involving one plane being slammed into the ground by what seemed like an invisible hand, and another where some airmen keeping watch over a plane graveyard when the ufo appears and one of them decides to hop into a still functional ww2 plane to chase it only to nearly "ram himself up its tailpipe" when it suddenly stops. It even had a variation of the girl with the ribbon around her neck that involved an artist who couldn't get enough of painting her portrait. The cover of the book was a mix of red and purple color with illustrations of at least 3 of these stories, ribbon girl, medicine, and mummy cat in a sort of collage.
I forgot if it involved the term "ghost stories" or "spine chilling" or anything of the sort, there were at least 10 stories that i can remember but i'm pretty sure there were 13 altogether. It was a really fun read and my copy was so old it ended up deteriorating almost completely and my mother apparently threw it out. I'm looking for the title of a Teen Romance Nook book. It's about a girl that was abused by her birth mother, but was adopted by a doctor and his wife when she was in the hospital due to abuse. She goes to college and meets a boy.
The guy comes back to his dorm room and his roommate also has a sock on his door so he goes up to the roof as well. That's how they meet and then they fall in love. I am looking for a romance book that potrays a couple that have a doughter 14 or 15 years old and i think the husband was a lawyer and the wife a teacher. The husband lost by his choice a case and the wife was upset for that, so he ecided to leave the wife an child and goes to visit his ex girlfriend, wich is an artist.
I read this book at but i can't remember the title or the author. Pleas can anyone help me because this is driving me insane and i have spent more than a month trying to find it. I am looking for a childrens book that was read to me in the 80s. It contained a bunch of stories, but my favorite was called something like 'the naughty moon'. It was about a moon that would sneak into the sky during the day. I'm looking for a book that has a girl floating upside down on the cover. Looking for a Halloween children's book with a witch in a green mask and maybe a skeleton on the front cover.
This is so far fetched, but hopefully someone knows what I'm talking about. There is a group of kids in the middle of nowhere and they have to fend for themselves. The main character is a boy and he has two friends: a girl and a boy. I'm pretty sure him and the girl had something going on Anyways, I remember there was a part where they went underground and there was this giant worm or snake or something that was living underground.
That's all I remember. That's it. Searching for a chapter book I used to read as a young girl in elementary school. I would say anywhere between the years of I vaguely remember the cover of the book picturing a young blonde girl in the foreground, holding a book or notebook of some sort. If I recall correctly she had about shoulder length hair with bangs and a headband on.
On the cover it looks as though she is in the woods and she is begrudgingly looking back at what looks like a wooden clubhouse. In this clubhouse I believe can't remember if this is what was actually on the cover or just my imagination there are two girls looking out the window at her. One I think is African-American and the other is a red head. I think the story revolves around the blonde girl and her connection to the clubhouse. I believe her grandfather built it and she used to have tea parties in there and basically go there as her escape from the rest of the world.
I also vaguely remember something about a key? Thanks in advanced if you have any info pertaining to this long, lost book! A book about a teenage boy who doesn't want to go away for Summer camp so hides out in his basement instead. His long lost sister drug addicted runaway suddenly turns up in his basement, which is where she has been seeking refuge.
YA novel, possibly Italian author. The plot is that a retired Librarian, still owning books, saves the world when the computer networks go down for good. A book for teenagers called Jamie. Jamie met a mixed race girl called Sharon, there was romantic interest, Jamie cut his hand on glass and it never worked as well afterwards.
Jamie got jumped by two lads, one called Al, the two boys set fire to Jamie's hair. Young children's book about a girl who goes to visit someone and there's a tapestry on the wall with a girl. She goes into the tapestry and has an adventure. I'm really sorry but this is literally all I can remember about it! It's not the boy and the lion on the wall but kind of similar. More juvenile though. I think probably from the early s. Part of a series I think, no author that I can remember and unsure of the publishing house.
So very helpful of me! There was some dangerous older characters they would come across that were up to no good, one was a thief and a murderer. So when the kids discover his crime, he chases them through the tunnels, as they try to get away and find help. One girl was weaker, had some sort of health issues, and there was a boy who was her protector. I took this hardcover book out of my school library in , but it seemed like an older book that had been around for awhile.
There were a few small black illustrations mixed in with the text. A 2nd book was about a little witch who was best friends with a mermaid, she lived in a world that was separate from "the real world" of a little human girl. I believe the witch lived in a cave that had a water pool, so the mermaid could pop up to visit. The little girl considered the witch her friend, but there was some sort of separation between them, such as the girl could read about what was happening daily in the witch's life, but could not travel to that world.
There were a few small black illustrations mixed in with the text, the drawings of the witch and mermaid was very simple round faces, dot eyes. This was a hardcover book that I read in , but I'm guessing it was published in the 60's or early 70's. When I was a kid, I had a book of funny poems that I absolutely loved.
I have no info on the book but remember that my favorite poem started: "When mom and dad had company, and left me all alone, I spoke to people everywhere, on the telephone. I spoke to guys in Tennessee and some in Newfoundland, and some who spoke in languages, I didn't understand Does aaaaanyone happen to recognize it and know the details of book name and author?? Google has not helped at all. I think my kiddo would get a kick out of the poems. At the end of the first book he took her back to her home to live a normal life.
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I'm looking for a fiction football book about a young gypsy lad who the coach of a local team wants in his side. I remember the boy had no boots and I think his name was Georgie. Her Dad went out on a hunt and ended up being killed by a beast. She went to avenge her father and successfully did so by slaying the beast. But to her surprise there was beast cub and she decided to care for it for it was now too an orphan.
Any idea what this book is called? The premise of the book is related to time travel and the only I can remember is a young boy looking for a cow that wondered off into the woods and came back close to death due to expedient aging only a few mins went by in the boys time. Looking for a Western romance book where a young couple was robbed, husband killed, pregnant wife raped baby loss, she was rescued from the men by a lone stranger she started to fall for the man when she was kidnapped again and eventually rescued again and the rescure killed the men.
I am looking for a natural birthing book; black and white images, not a lot of text which likened birth to a small ship out on the water. It was paperback and though thin was oversized. He also had a single condom that he kept hidden in his car and his girl friend was nerdy. The cover was red with a yellow silhouette of guy playing the bass.
I'm looking for a book from the early 60's. The main character was a young boy that was always inventing things. He had a bike with a paper launcher for his paper route and an alarm on his bedroom door. I thought the title of this fiction book was Pro Quarterback. I read it in the late 70's and early 80s. His father is a successful football coach and in a championship game he must play against his father's coached team. He struggles badly until he finally believes in himself. Im looking for what im assuming is a book i resd in a magazine years ago like in the 90s that in the magazine was a part of the story they used to do this in the magazine i read as a teenager.
They would put some of the story in the end of the magazibe as a teaser. It was about this girl who was i think in love with an 18th century ghost or a victorian era ghost i think while also haveing feelings for i think the ghost hunter type kid and thats the majority of whst i remember and the title was haunted or the haunted or something like that and i cant find it for the life of me i been looking for it for awhile and its driving me nuts cuz i always wanted to read the whole story.
I am looking for a series of books that are westerns based on a man in that seems to be some sort of government funded problems solver. Looking for a book from the sixties or before. A kids book about a grandfather taking grandson somewhere but grandson had to figure out where or what by clues in a picture. I read either a book or short story I think short story about a man who was going to die, I think he was to be killed as a sacrifice, and the tradition was to kill horses and other animals after the man's death for them to follow him into the after life.
I believe something goes wrong and he is not killed before the animals or something. I can't find any information about it in a Google search. It is a chapter book when a bunch of girls all in the same class have the same name. I read an anthology about humans fighting an alien race that was ant like in nature. I read the paperback in the 80s. There were several intriguing stories, but the one that was most rememberable was about a general who was sentenced to a space military prison for disobeying an order. He slowly became the leader of the military prisoners and gave them purpose.
The government turned to him because the humans were losing. He lead the prisoners into battle to help defeat the aliens.
Probably YA or yeas old book and I read it in in middle school. They each choose a little brother and when they reach the age of 16 or 18 they have to leave. One day a boy gets taken so some of them go on a mission to rescue him.
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It's an Urban book about twin sisters one is nerdy and has a drug dealer boyfriend in jail the other twin is a hoe and pretends to be her sister to visit him in jail because she is in love with him too. NYC cop or lawyer who's daughter had an affinity for languages. The book I'm looking for would have been written prior to - I read it in high school.
The soldier discusses his life and how he became injured. Looking for a book where the twin sister drowns in boating accident but turns out the grandma and the dad kidnapped her and shes still alive I believe the twin was named sarah. The girl lived with her mother before she was sent to a girls camp where she was almost rapes before the male character reduces her and helps her escape. Looking for a kid's book I read in the s, about a few kids maybe two were brother and sister or brothers , whose uncle came to visit in his hot air balloon and the kids were messing around and accidentally undid the ropes tethering the balloon while they were in the basket and went on an adventure before they managed to bring the balloon back down to the ground.
No idea of the title or the author or much beyond what I've written but I would so like to find it again! Looking for years. Title,something about? Glass darkly or through the glass darkly or through the lookin glass darkly. I am looking for a novel I started reading in the Year at a hotel in Austria. It is about a young woman in London who marries a journalist soon After he is killed by an IRA bombing. She is desvastated and tries to end her life, I think by jumping into the subway the tuve tracks. From what I can remember he at certain points is flying on the bed and at another point floating on the water.
The cover of the book it was in was a softcover black that had a picture on the front and had a compilation of stories. I'm looking for a kids book series. It's about a boy who groups up with other kids at his school, which happens to have a good beach front view. The kid has a small boat and races, his parents are divorced, his dad lives on a boat in the marina.
He saves another boy's life. The boys group together with a girl who is smart and tech savvy. She always has a spool of dental floss on her. The books constantly refer to sailer talk, port, starboard brig etc. The kids have to solve different riddles to find a treasure from the old rich founder of the school to protect it from a group that wants to turn it into an amusement park.
The janitors at this school are spying on the school for the organization. The kids find an Underground Railroad hideout and attempt to save their school. Hello, looking for a book about a midwestern baseball player and his family Hello, I looking for a book about a girl who love to read adventures book and is tomboyish but her mom want her to be a lady so she has to go to a boarding school where her older sister had attended as a perfect student so the teacher has high expectations while arriving at the school she sees a boy and they meet eye contact.
Then there's a ball where the girls and boys can meet together but the night before the girl and her friends sneak out to go to a secret party at the boys school but in the way back the girls get caught and have to do gardening while everyone else dances. Then while gardening they find a box. And that all I remember and I think on the preview it said that the girls sister warns her about a building and something about magic.
I only remember the cover. If anyone has a idea of the book please tell me. Laurienfly maybe look at modern retellings of Oedipus Rex because it sounds like a "spin-off" so to speak of that story. Hope that helps! Looking for a book s? The incident happens prom night. She is brain damaged. He spends a lot of time with her after that. It ends at a baseball game maybe Detroit Tigers. I think it was by Brian Somebody. Author was praised for his excellent writing style and tone capturing young man.
Towards the end of a book or story where two lovers, woman murderer and guy, are at a hotel where she has hooks and is trying to kill him, only for her to "calm down," enough to where he steals the hooks, slashes her throat, and as he steps over her she grabs one from him and stabs him in the heart. Title of book explaining scientific reasons for Biblical "miracles".
My son is looking for a book a little kids book about a boy who gets lost in the woods and meets little people there. A military fantasy with a bit of epic-ness and humor thrown in. The story focusing on a war against evil powers as seen through the eyes of the battledragon Bazil and his dragonboy Relkin. These two have a really humourous relationship; the battledragons are an interesting take on these mystical creatures; and the magic system is unique, focusing on sacrifices and planar movements. Sure, there is a focus on military life, but not so much that it bogs down the story in tedious, logistical details.
Addictive read for military fantasy fans. Ten kingdoms are locked in an eternal struggle for supremacy over the land, but King Casmir of Lyonnesse appears to be close to gaining the upper hand by cementing a grand alliance with the marriage of his beautiful but otherworldly daughter, Suldrun.
Things do not as planned, however, when a stranger washes up onto the shore and is found by Suldrun. The love affair that follows changes the very fate of the Elder Isles! This is the ultimate Lord of the Rings clone. And that really, really annoys some of you, which is perfectly fine. For those reasons these five novels are well worth a read. Mysterious wizards Firelord, Stormwarden, and others holding back the dark tide.
But now the hell spawn have won human allies to their side, vanquished the last great defenders of man and prepare to seize control. New heroes arise, however; each gifted with unique abilities that will shape them and the future of the world as they attempt to hold back the demonic hordes! Soon fate lends a hand, as both are cast into a world spanning quest that leads to unexpected places and towards each other.
Familiar fantasy trope, I know. The Emperor of the West has determined to aid his colleague in the Eastern Empire and lift the siege of Constantinople. Together, the whole of the Empire will then carry a great war to the Shahanshah of Persia; Roman swords and spears and the blackest necromancy aimed at destroying the Persian threat once and for all!
This one combines fantasy and sci-fi elements into a compelling narrative about a world growing colder every year. Dark times are coming. But awakening within Marika is a power unmatched in all the world, a legendary talent that may not just save her world, but allow her to grasp the stars themselves! Not only is Wally in a new body that carries the tattoo of a master swordsman, but he discovers that gods are real in this land and that he is their Chosen One, which includes his own prophecy, a legendary sword and the ability to wield it.
However, there is always bad with the good, and Wally soon discovers that to fit into this world of honor, duty and obedience he must rethink his modern Earth sensibilities, because they are seen as weakness that encourage his ruthless enemies to retaliate against him and his companions. However, this lessening of power has not kept the Patriarchs of the West and the Pramans, or the followers of the Written, from fighting several crusade-like wars for possession of them.
And Else, a young Praman warrior, finds himself sent on a secret mission to infiltrate his enemies in the Patriarch, but finds himself slowly becoming a crusader against his own people and the instrumentalities of the dark. Throughout the series, political, religious, and military conflict on a grand scale are constantly smoldering or erupting into flames. Add to this the mysterious and magical Deryni people, who were once overlords of the kingdoms but are now in hiding, and you can see that there is a bit of fantastical in this medieval political drama.
Terisa Morgan lives alone in a New York City apartment, surrounded by mirrors. The daughter of rich but uncaring parents, she wonders at times if she even truly exists. Even though Terisa has no magical powers, she decides to travel back with Geraden. But with people able to appear and vanish out of thin air, Terisa truly attempting to vanish, for the enemies of Mordant will stop at nothing to see her dead! A grimdark that is equal parts gory battle, ambiguous morality, epic worldbuilding, gray characters and gallows humor; all of it combining to make this one fun?
Yeah, I know it shocked me as well, but it is really is true: The Grim Company is fun to read. Read my review for all my thoughts. Once a hero of the common people of the land, he and his fellows are now reviled. With all their hope almost gone, the fallen Greatcoats live to fulfill one final mission given them by their beloved king; a mysterious task that none understand, but which holds out hope for the salvation of the land. One that not enough people have tried. The story begins in The Initiate , where we are introduced to a world where Order rules over Chaos.
However, all know the Chaos gods seek to return. Into this eternal battle for supremacy comes Tarod, a dark-haired outcast with a power he does not understand. He winds up at The Star Peninsula, a mysterious spot of land magically cut off from the rest of the continent, and is accepted as an Initiate by the Circle, a group of acolytes of Aeoris, Supreme God of Order.
This sets in motion events which will have shattering repercussions not just for Tarod, but for the world. Chronicles focuses on the a race of shapeshifters who once were the honored allies of the King of Homana, loved for their dedicated loyalty. Yet the handful of survivors cling desperately to their ways and to a prophecy that foretells their part in the restoration of a magical race who once ruled the world.
And as each book ends, a reader can feel that the ancient prophecy is so very close to being fulfilled. The Dread Empire novels are a precursor, if you will, of the gritty, no-nonsense Black Company series that would define Glen Cook as a fantasy writer. Each of these characters coming to life, gifted in some way, yet totally unprepared for the struggles they must face, and it these flaws which make each one of them seem so very alive and realistic.
Naturally, since this is Glen Cook, you can also count on well thought-out and engaging military tactics, because with Cook that is the norm. War here is full of gritty realism and utter unpredictability. Military plans succeed or fail on the oddest bit of luck or bad timing, and every victory or defeat is not a certainty until you read that the battle is won or lost. Major characters die as well, so do not ever believe that someone is safe, because they are not!
Now, I know Moorcock gets loads of love regarding his Eternal Champion series, but to me, Elric steals all the glory, and my favorite Corum is not given enough. For that reason, the Man with the Silver Hand is in the top five, and his two series The Swords Trilogy and The Chronicles of Corum are must reads for true fantasy fans. Corum comes from the gentle, peace-loving Vadagh people, whose civilization is ancient in age, and who devote themselves to scholarly pursuits.
And while their race might be slowly being eclipsed by the rise of men, or Mabden, the Vadagh do not seem to mind, as long as they are left alone to slip into extinction one dream at a time. And that is just the first trilogy! After book one, though, John Marco does something stupendous, shifting the remaining story to the viewpoint of these so-called villains and developing them into real people, who are more gray than black or white. Churchill was born in Bromley, Kent — also the birthplace of H. In a long and varied literary career, he worked as a journalist and book reviewer for the Birmingham Post.
He had pieces published in T. His interests and subject matter were wide-ranging, with titles and topics including Art and Christianity , culture and democracy Disagreements , , The English Sunday , and Sixty Seasons of League Football A Short History of the Future is, to my knowledge, his only foray into the field of science fiction.
Ursula K. Here, we reproduce the brief summary of the novel he included in his untranslated work on utopias and anarchism. Gracia was a veteran of the Spanish Civil War and the post-war clandestine anarchist movement in Spain who had subsequently spent decades exiled in Venezuela and France. A voracious reader, traveller and linguist, Gracia was concerned that the classic works of anarchism that had shaped his ideological development and that of his comrades were no longer appropriate for disseminating anarchist ideas. In Le Guin, Gracia perceived an imagination capable of translating their shared ideals for a contemporary audience.
Such is the case of Anarres, the utopian planet created by Ursula K. Le Guin, nine light years from Earth, where the Odonians — anarchists who wanted to found a regime without authority or government, with solidarity as the basic norm of behaviour — chose to live in voluntary exile. The Dispossessed is the work of a writer with a deep understanding of and open sympathy for libertarian ideals. It is the first work of science fiction in which anarchism is brought into objective focus without avoiding, which is to be applauded, the recurrence of human problems that no social regime could ever eliminate.
Shevek, a great mathematical physicist, is working on an equation as transcendental as those of Einstein and Planck, and as such is the first inhabitant of Anarres to visit Urras, where he is feted by the great and good and universities fight for his services. Urras conforms to a system of state regimes more or less like our own, where the powerful live in unimaginable luxury while those in poverty would envy the conditions endured by the poor in our society.
Shevek discovers this gradually: The conversation went on. It was difficult for Shevek to follow, both in language and in substance. He was being told about things he had no experience of at all. He had never seen a rat, or an army barracks, or an insane asylum, or a poorhouse, or a pawnshop, or an execution, or a thief, or a tenement, or a rent collector, or a man who wanted to work and could not find work to do, or a dead baby in a ditch.
We multiplied and gobbled and fought until there was nothing left, and then we died.