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A Blaze of Glory PDF Book By Jeff Shaara

A Blaze of Glory

  • Author: Jeff Shaara
  • ISBN Code: : 0345527372
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Page : 464 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 860 Readers
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“[An] exciting read . . . [Jeff] Shaara returns to the U.S. Civil War in this first book of a new trilogy. . . . This novel is meticulously researched and brings a vivid reality to the historical events depicted.”—Library Journal NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Spring 1862. The Confederate Army in the West teeters on the brink of collapse. General Albert Sidney Johnston is forced to abandon the critical city of Nashville and rally his troops in defense of the Memphis and Charleston Railroad. Hot on Johnston’s trail are two of the Union’s best generals: Ulysses Grant and Don Carlos Buell. If their combined forces can crush Johnston’s army and capture the railroad, the war in the West likely will be over. There’s just one problem: Johnston knows of the Union plans and is poised to launch an audacious surprise attack on Grant’s encampment—a small settlement in southwestern Tennessee anchored by a humble church named Shiloh. Drawing on meticulous research, Jeff Shaara dramatizes the key decisions of the commanders on both sides of the conflict—and brings to life the junior officers, conscripts, and enlisted men who gave their all for the cause. With stunning immediacy, Shaara takes us inside the maelstrom of Shiloh as no novelist has before. “Brilliant . . . riveting . . . a work to be embraced.”—Bookreporter Includes a preview of Jeff Shaara’s next Civil War novel, A Chain of Thunder.

Blaze of Glory PDF Book By Agatha Young

Blaze of Glory

  • Author: Agatha Young
  • ISBN Code: : 1787205398
  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Page : 234 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 555 Readers
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First published in 1950, this book from the author of Light in the Sky tells the story of a beautiful, imperious, thoroughly spoiled young woman; her ambitions, loves and jealousies, all magnificently displayed against a panorama of New York society and theatrical life in the 1880s. Willow Cleveland left her husband and came to New York determined to be the star of the stage. Backed by the unlimited wealth of an admiring millionaire, she achieved her ambition only to find that it took more to make a great actress than a mere desire to bask in a blaze of glory. Meanwhile her dynamic young husband came to New York determined to break her spirit and bring her back to his home. And a theatrical producer, who was clever enough to see the talent beneath the willful surface, was equally determined to make her into a truly great actress. How Willow Cleveland’s husband fought a financial battle with her rich admirer and fell in love with his niece; how Willow learned the hard way to humble her pride and work for success in the theatre is the theme of this brilliant new novel, set against a background of gaslights and hansom cabs, of dinners at Delmonico’s and tempests and triumphs behind the footlights.

Blaze of Glory (Blaze and the Monster Machines) PDF Book By Nickelodeon Publishing

Blaze of Glory (Blaze and the Monster Machines)

  • Author: Nickelodeon Publishing
  • ISBN Code: : 1681071002
  • Publisher : Nickelodeon
  • Page : 16 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 218 Readers
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Blaze and the Monster Machines is Nickelodeon's new animated action-adventure series! It stars Blaze, a problem-solving truck that can transform into multiple machines, and his best friend and driver, AJ. Kids will enjoy this full-color storybook. This Nickelodeon Read-Along features audio narration.

Blaze of Glory PDF Book By Simon Hawke

Blaze of Glory

  • Author: Simon Hawke
  • ISBN Code: : 074342123X
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 707 Readers
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The U.S.S. Enterprise™ is assigned to the planet K'Trall -- a planet just coming out rom under the heel of barbarous suppression. When the planet's newly emerging freedom is threatened by a rouge ship attacking Federation shipping, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his crew put their lives on the line to protect K'Trall from the raids. But the planet itself holds a deadly secret, one that could lead to a ressurgence of the despotic cruelty they have suffered for centuries. With time running out, Captain Picard must see his way past a maze of deadly deception, with billions of lives hanging in the balance.

Glory Gardens 6 - Blaze Of Glory PDF Book By Bob Cattell

Glory Gardens 6 - Blaze Of Glory

  • Author: Bob Cattell
  • ISBN Code: : 1409045021
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Page : 160 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 804 Readers
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The team's on tour and anything that can go wrong. . . will! Bob Cattell's cricketing capers are enough to keep any fan happy for\hours - even OUT of season! A cricketing tour of the sunny Caribbean is the perfect combo for the Glory Gardens team. But with the cricket hard and fast, true West Indian-style, the red-hot heat AND certain members of the team treating it as a non-stop food fest. . . it looks like this time the team might have bitten off more than they can chew!

The Aware PDF Book By Glenda Larke

The Aware

  • Author: Glenda Larke
  • ISBN Code: : 1473222761
  • Publisher : Gateway
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 342 Readers
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A halfbreed's search for a mysterious slave woman leads her to a lawless land of dark dunmagic and an evil that poses a threat to all the Isles of Glory.

Look Twice PDF Book By M. Garzon

Look Twice

  • Author: M. Garzon
  • ISBN Code: : 0988001349
  • Publisher : Petal Press
  • Page : 313 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 342 Readers
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Book 2 in the popular series. Blood is thicker than water. I didn’t understand that expression when I was a kid. I only knew that I was closer to my brother Seth than to anyone else in the world. He was the calm to my storm, the light to my dark. We were tied to the rest of our complicated family by bonds beyond blood—love, loyalty, convenience—but as it turns out, the pull of blood is strong. Maybe even strong enough to tear me away from the person with whom I shared my very first breath.

The Fateful Lightning PDF Book By Jeff Shaara

The Fateful Lightning

  • Author: Jeff Shaara
  • ISBN Code: : 0345549201
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Page : 640 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 108 Readers
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From Jeff Shaara comes the riveting final installment in the Civil War series that began with A Blaze of Glory and continued in A Chain of Thunder and The Smoke at Dawn. November 1864: As the Civil War rolls into its fourth bloody year, the tide has turned decidedly in favor of the Union. A grateful Abraham Lincoln responds to Ulysses S. Grant’s successes by bringing the general east, promoting Grant to command the entire Union war effort, while William Tecumseh Sherman now directs the Federal forces that occupy all of Tennessee. In a massive surge southward, Sherman conquers the city of Atlanta, sweeping aside the Confederate army under the inept leadership of General John Bell Hood. Pushing through northern Georgia, Sherman’s legendary March to the Sea shoves away any Rebel presence, and by Christmas 1864 the city of Savannah falls into the hands of “Uncle Billy.” Now there is but one direction for Sherman to go. In his way stands the last great hope for the Southern cause, General Joseph E. Johnston. In the concluding novel of his epic Civil War tetralogy, Jeff Shaara tells the dramatic story of the final eight months of battle from multiple perspectives: the commanders in their tents making plans for total victory, as well as the ordinary foot soldiers and cavalrymen who carried out their orders until the last alarum sounded. Through Sherman’s eyes, we gain insight into the mind of the general who vowed to “make Georgia howl” until it surrendered. In Johnston, we see a man agonizing over the limits of his army’s power, and accepting the burden of leading the last desperate effort to ensure the survival of the Confederacy. The Civil War did not end quietly. It climaxed in a storm of fury that lay waste to everything in its path. The Fateful Lightning brings to life those final brutal, bloody months of fighting with you-are-there immediacy, grounded in the meticulous research that readers have come to expect from Jeff Shaara. Praise for The Fateful Lightning “Powerful and emotional . . . highly recommended.”—Historical Novels Review “Outstanding . . . Shaara combines his extensive knowledge of military history with his consummate skill as a storyteller.”—Booklist “Readers . . . looking for an absorbing novel will be well rewarded.”—The Clarion-Ledger “A great accomplishment and a more than fitting conclusion to Shaara’s work on the Civil War.”—Bookreporter

A Chain of Thunder PDF Book By Jeff Shaara

A Chain of Thunder

  • Author: Jeff Shaara
  • ISBN Code: : 0345527402
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Page : 592 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 870 Readers
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Continuing the series that began with A Blaze of Glory, Jeff Shaara returns to chronicle another decisive chapter in America’s long and bloody Civil War. In A Chain of Thunder, the action shifts to the fortress city of Vicksburg, Mississippi. There, in the vaunted “Gibraltar of the Confederacy,” a siege for the ages will cement the reputation of one Union general—and all but seal the fate of the rebel cause. In May 1863, after months of hard and bitter combat, Union troops under the command of Major General Ulysses S. Grant at long last successfully cross the Mississippi River. They force the remnants of Confederate Lieutenant General John C. Pemberton’s army to retreat to Vicksburg, burning the bridges over the Big Black River in its path. But after sustaining heavy casualties in two failed assaults against the rebels, Union soldiers are losing confidence and morale is low. Grant reluctantly decides to lay siege to the city, trapping soldiers and civilians alike inside an iron ring of Federal entrenchments. Six weeks later, the starving and destitute Southerners finally surrender, yielding command of the Mississippi River to the Union forces on July 4—Independence Day—and marking a crucial turning point in the Civil War. Drawing on comprehensive research and his own intimate knowledge of the Vicksburg Campaign, Jeff Shaara once again weaves brilliant fiction out of the ragged cloth of historical fact. From the command tents where generals plot strategy to the ruined mansions where beleaguered citizens huddle for safety, this is a panoramic portrait of men and women whose lives are forever altered by the siege. On one side stand the emerging legend Grant, his irascible second William T. Sherman, and the youthful “grunt” Private Fritz Bauer; on the other, the Confederate commanders Pemberton and Joseph Johnston, as well as nineteen-year-old Lucy Spence, a civilian doing her best to survive in the besieged city. By giving voice to their experiences at Vicksburg, A Chain of Thunder vividly evokes a battle whose outcome still reverberates more than 150 years after the cannons fell silent. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Jeff Shaara's The Smoke at Dawn. Praise for A Chain of Thunder “[Jeff] Shaara continues to draw powerful novels from the bloody history of the Civil War. . . . The dialogue intrigues. Shaara aptly reveals the main actors: Grant, stoic, driven, not given to micromanagement; Sherman, anxious, high-strung, engaged even when doubting Grant’s strategy. . . . Worth a Civil War buff’s attention.”—Kirkus Reviews “Searing . . . Shaara seamlessly interweaves multiple points of view, as the plot is driven by a stellar cast of real-life and fictional characters coping with the pivotal crisis. . . . [A] riveting fictional narrative.”—Booklist “Shaara’s historical accuracy is faultless, and he tells a good story. . . . The voices of these people come across to the reader as poignantly as they did 150 years ago.”—Historical Novels Review “The writing is picturesque and vibrant. . . . [an] engrossing tale.”—Bookreporter

The Smoke at Dawn PDF Book By Jeff Shaara

The Smoke at Dawn

  • Author: Jeff Shaara
  • ISBN Code: : 0345527437
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Page : 528 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 261 Readers
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Jeff Shaara returns to the Civil War terrain he knows so well, with the latest novel in the series that started with A Blaze of Glory and A Chain of Thunder. In The Smoke at Dawn, the last great push of the Army of the Cumberland sets the stage for a decisive confrontation at Chattanooga that could determine the outcome of the war. Summer, 1863. The Federal triumph at Vicksburg has secured complete control of the Mississippi River from the Confederacy, cementing the reputation of Ulysses S. Grant. Farther east, the Federal army under the command of William Rosecrans captures the crucial rail hub at Chattanooga. But Rosecrans is careless, and while pursuing the Confederates, the Federal forces are routed in north Georgia at Chickamauga Creek. Retreating in a panic back to Chattanooga, Rosecrans is pursued by the Confederate forces under General Braxton Bragg. Penned up, with their supply lines severed, the Federal army seems doomed to the same kind of defeat that plagued the Confederates at Vicksburg. But a disgusted Abraham Lincoln has seen enough of General Rosecrans. Ulysses Grant is elevated to command of the entire theater of the war, and immediately replaces Rosecrans with General George Thomas. Grant gathers an enormous force, including armies commanded by Joseph Hooker and Grant’s friend, William T. Sherman. Grant’s mission is clear: Break the Confederate siege and destroy Bragg’s army. Meanwhile, Bragg wages war as much with his own subordinates as he does with the Federals, creating dissension and disharmony in the Southern ranks, erasing the Confederate army’s superiority at exactly the wrong time. Blending evocative historical detail with searing depictions of battle, Jeff Shaara immerses readers in the world of commanders and common soldiers, civilians and statesmen. From the Union side come the voices of Generals Grant, William Tecumseh Sherman, and George Thomas—the vaunted “Rock of Chickamauga”—as well as the young private Fritz “Dutchie” Bauer. From the Rebel ranks come Generals Bragg, Patrick Cleburne, and James Longstreet, as well as the legendary cavalry commander, Nathan Bedford Forrest. A tale of history played out on a human scale in the grand Shaara tradition, The Smoke at Dawn vividly recreates the climactic months of the war in the West, when the fate of a divided nation truly hangs in the balance. Praise for The Smoke at Dawn “Civil War history fiends will be riveted.”—Parade “A beautifully written novel . . . Shaara once again elevates history from mere rote fact to explosive and engaging drama.”—Bookreporter “Shaara’s mastery of military tactics, his intimate grasp of history, and his ability to interweave several supporting narratives into a cohesive and digestible whole . . . will appeal to a broad range of historical- and military-fiction fans.”—Booklist “Top-notch . . . As with the best historical war novels, knowing the ultimate outcome of the bitter fighting is not a bar to engagement.”—Publishers Weekly

Bound for Glory PDF Book By Woody Guthrie

Bound for Glory

  • Author: Woody Guthrie
  • ISBN Code: : 1440672784
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 576 Readers
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First published in 1943, this autobiography is also a superb portrait of America's Depression years, by the folk singer, activist, and man who saw it all. Woody Guthrie was born in Oklahoma and traveled this whole country over—not by jet or motorcycle, but by boxcar, thumb, and foot. During the journey of discovery that was his life, he composed and sang words and music that have become a national heritage. His songs, however, are but part of his legacy. Behind him Woody Guthrie left a remarkable autobiography that vividly brings to life both his vibrant personality and a vision of America we cannot afford to let die. “Even readers who never heard Woody or his songs will understand the current esteem in which he’s held after reading just a few pages… Always shockingly immediate and real, as if Woody were telling it out loud… A book to make novelists and sociologists jealous.” —The Nation

Blaze of Glory PDF Book By M. Garzon

Blaze of Glory

  • Author: M. Garzon
  • ISBN Code: : 0988001357
  • Publisher : Petal Press
  • Page : 334 pages
  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • Reviews : 886 Readers
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A USA TODAY recommended read Some fires can consume you. Last year, I had it all. Two jumpers on the show circuit, a lot of wins, and a lot of attention — the good kind. But now I have nothing. My life is circling the drain. The only spark of light that exists for me is my new, forbidden passion. If my stepfather finds out, he will kill me. My twin brother, my only blood relative in the world, has already begged me not to. But I can’t help myself. If it can’t be horses, it has to be this… Read the popular series that's Blazed through the horse world!

Blaze of Memory PDF Book By Nalini Singh

Blaze of Memory

  • Author: Nalini Singh
  • ISBN Code: : 1101149116
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 753 Readers
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Shards of Hope, Shield of Winter, and Heart of Obsidian, who creates a “breathtaking blend of passion, adventure, and the paranormal”*... A woman without a past becomes the pawn of a man who controls her future… Dev Santos discovers her unconscious and battered, with no memory of who she is. All she knows is that she’s dangerous. Charged with protecting his people’s most vulnerable secrets, Dev is duty-bound to eliminate all threats. It’s a task he’s never hesitated to complete…until he finds himself drawn to a woman who might yet prove the enemy’s most insidious weapon. Stripped of her memories by a shadowy oppressor, and programmed to carry out cold-blooded murder, Katya Haas is fighting desperately for her sanity itself. Her only hope is Dev. But how can she expect to gain the trust of a man who could very well be her next target? For in this game, one must die… “I wished I lived in the world Singh has created.”—*New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter

City of Glory PDF Book By Beverly Swerling

City of Glory

  • Author: Beverly Swerling
  • ISBN Code: : 9780743298728
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 592 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 844 Readers
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Set against the dramatic backdrop of America’s during the War of 1812, Beverly Swerling’s gripping and intricately plotted sequel to the much-loved City of Dreams plunges deep into the crowded streets of old New York. Poised between the Manhattan woods and the sea that is her gateway to the world, the city of 1812 is vibrant but raw, a cauldron where the French accents of Creole pirates mingle with the brogues of Irish seamen, and shipments of rare teas and silks from Canton are sold at raucous Pearl Street auctions. Allegiances are more changeable than the tides, love and lust often indistinguishable, the bonds of country weak compared to the temptation of fabulous riches from the East, and only a few farseeing patriots recognize the need not only to protect the city from the redcoats, but to preserve the fragile Constitutional union forged in 1787. Joyful Patrick Turner, dashing war hero and brilliant surgeon, loses his hand to a British shell, retreats to private life, and hopes to make his fortune in the China trade. To succeed he must run the British blockade; if he fails, he will lose not only a livelihood, but the beautiful Manon, daughter of a Huguenot jeweler who will not accept a pauper as a son-in-law. When stories of a lost treasure and a mysterious diamond draw him into a treacherous maze of deceit and double-cross, and the British set Washington ablaze, Joyful realizes that more than his personal future is at stake. His adversary, Gornt Blakeman, has a lust for power that will not be sated until he claims Joyful’s fiancée as his wife and half a nation as his personal fiefdom. Like the Turners before him, Joyful must choose: his dreams or his country. Swerling’s vividly drawn characters illuminate every aspect of the teeming metropolis: John Jacob Astor, the wealthiest man in America, brings the city’s first Chinese to staff his palatial Broadway mansion; Lucretia Carter, wife of a respectable craftsman, makes ends meet as an abortionist serving New York’s brothels; Thumbless Wu, a mysterious Cantonese stowaway, slinks about on a secret mission; and the bewitching Delight Higgins, proprietress of the town’s finest gambling club, lives in terror of the blackbirding gangs who prey on runaway slaves. They are all here, the butchers and shipwrights, the doctors and scriv-eners, the slum dwellers of Five Points and the money men of the infant stock exchange...conspiring by day and carousing by night, while the women must hide their loyalties and ambitions, their very wills, behind pretty sighs and silken skirts.

Laws Of Magic 1: Blaze Of Glory PDF Book By Michael Pryor

Laws Of Magic 1: Blaze Of Glory

  • Author: Michael Pryor
  • ISBN Code: : 1864714751
  • Publisher : Random House Australia
  • Page : 416 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 741 Readers
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Magic and alternate history mixed with a large serving of boys' own adventure and a pinch of the fun and wittiness of Sherlock Holmes . . . Aubrey Fitzwilliam is the son of a prominent ex-prime minister. He's also brilliant at magic, but he's stuck at military school. At least he has his best friend, George, there to back him up. George would follow Aubrey anywhere - and with Aubrey's talent for thinking up daring schemes that will get them both in trouble, that's no easy thing to do. At a royal hunting party, the boys discover a golem, a magical creature built to perform one task: to kill Prince Albert. Aubrey and George are hailed as heroes for foiling the murder attempt - but who sent the golem, and why? Aubrey is far too curious to let the authorities handle this one, and he and George start investigating . . .

Bad Girls PDF Book By M. William Phelps

Bad Girls

  • Author: M. William Phelps
  • ISBN Code: : 0786032456
  • Publisher : Pinnacle Books
  • Page : 544 pages
  • Genre : True Crime
  • Reviews : 554 Readers
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The true-crime story of the murder of an amateur pornographer and two teenage girls on the run, by the New York Times bestselling author. The crime stunned quiet Mineral Wells, Texas: forty-nine-year-old Bob Dow shot execution-style in his own bed, his invalid mother locked in the next room—and a cache of homemade porn starring the town's underage girls. The two accused killers—teen lovers Bobbi Jo Smith and Jennifer Jones—were on the run, intent on going out in a cross-country blaze of glory. M. William Phelps exposes a gripping tale of sexploitation, lust, and betrayal, while questioning the court's fateful verdict in a tantalizing forensic puzzle. Were both girls equally guilty of murder? Or was one merely a pawn in the other's dainty, blood-stained hands? Praise for Bad Girls “Fascinating, gripping . . . Phelps's sharp investigative skills and questioning mind resonate. Whether or not you agree with the author's suspicions that an innocent is behind bars, you won't regret going along fir the ride with such an accomplished reporter.” —Sue Russell, award-winning author of Lethal Intent Includes sixteen pages of dramatic photos

Chasing Fire PDF Book By Nora Roberts

Chasing Fire

  • Author: Nora Roberts
  • ISBN Code: : 1101513780
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 464 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 600 Readers
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In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Nora Roberts delves into the world of elite firefighters who thrive on danger and adrenaline—men and women who wouldn’t know how to live life if it wasn’t on the edge. Little else in life is as dangerous as fire jumping. But there’s also little else as thrilling—at least to Rowan Tripp. Being a Missoula smoke jumper is in Rowan’s blood: her father is a legend in the field. At this point, returning to the wilds of Montana for the season feels like coming home—even with reminders of the partner she lost last season still lingering in the air. One of the best of this year’s rookie crop, Gulliver Curry is a walking contradiction, a hotshot firefighter with a big vocabulary and a winter job at a kids’ arcade. And though Rowan, as a rule, doesn’t hook up with other smoke jumpers, Gull is convinced he can change her mind... But everything is thrown off balance when a dark presence lashes out against Rowan, looking to blame someone for last year’s tragedy. Rowan knows she can’t complicate things with Gull—any distractions in the air or on the ground could be lethal. But if she doesn’t find someone she can lean on when the heat gets intense, her life may go down in flames.

Nina Simone's Gum PDF Book By Warren Ellis

Nina Simone's Gum

  • Author: Warren Ellis
  • ISBN Code: : 0571365647
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Page : 200 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 841 Readers
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THE TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER A GUARDIAN, TELEGRAPH, THE TIMES, IRISH TIMES, ROUGH TRADE, MOJO, CLASH, ROLLING STONE, UNCUT BOOK OF THE YEAR From award-winning musician and composer Warren Ellis comes the unexpected and inspiring story of a piece of chewing gum. FEATURING AN INTRODUCTION BY NICK CAVE 'Warren has turned this memento, snatched from his idol's piano in a moment of rapture, into a genuine religious artefact.' NICK CAVE 'Such a mad, happy book about art and music and obsession. I'm so glad I got to read it. It made the world feel lighter.' NEIL GAIMAN 'In praise of meaning-rich relics and magical things. Totally heartwarming project.' MAX PORTER 'A unique study of a fan's devotion, of transcendence and of the artistic vocation - it's got depth and great warmth. It's a beautiful piece of work.' KEVIN BARRY I hadn't opened the towel that contained her gum since 2013. The last person to touch it was Nina Simone, her saliva and fingerprints unsullied. The idea that it was still in her towel was something I had drawn strength from. I thought each time I opened it some of Nina Simone's spirit would vanish. In many ways that thought was more important than the gum itself. On Thursday 1 July, 1999, Dr Nina Simone gave a rare performance as part of Nick Cave's Meltdown Festival. After the show, in a state of awe, Warren Ellis crept onto the stage, took Dr Simone's piece of chewed gum from the piano, wrapped it in her stage towel and put it in a Tower Records bag. The gum remained with him for twenty years; a sacred totem, his creative muse, a conduit that would eventually take Ellis back to his childhood and his relationship with found objects, growing in significance with every passing year. Nina Simone's Gum is about how something so small can form beautiful connections between people. It is a story about the meaning we place on things, on experiences, and how they become imbued with spirituality. It is a celebration of artistic process, friendship, understanding and love. 'This is such a beautiful f*@king book. Thank you, Warren. I highly recommend this motherf*@ker.' FLEA 'A beautifully written book about the power of music and objects. I powered through it in two days.' COURTNEY BARNETT 'A moving, inspiration insight into a beautiful mind.' JIM JARMUSCH 'The year's most eccentric and joyful musical memoir.' DAILY TELEGRAPH (Books of the year) '[Nina Simone's Gum] is a metaphor for [Ellis'] creativity - the blossoming of a small idea into something bigger and bolder - but also a journey inside the impulsive, improvisatory mind of Warren Ellis, his passions, obsessions and superstitions.' OBSERVER '[A] beautiful, strikingly idiosyncratic book - part memoir, part essay, part conceptual art project, all testament to humans at their strangest and best . . . [Ellis] sees signifiance where others might not.' MOJO 'A glorious piece of object fetishism . . . Marvel as Ellis' collection of eccentric personal mementos morphs into a celebration of the intangible wonder of music.' UNCUT 'Wonderful.' THE TIMES 'The most peculiar book I've ever read.' CRAIG BROWN, MAIL ON SUNDAY 'Delightful . . . A joy from start to finish.' BIG ISSUE 'A joyous work full of love, connection, creativity and gratitude.' THE SPECTATOR 'Completely charming and joyful . . . glorious.' LA REVIEW OF BOOKS 'Beautiful . . . remarkable.' NEW EUROPEAN

Under and Alone PDF Book By William Queen

Under and Alone

  • Author: William Queen
  • ISBN Code: : 1588364402
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : True Crime
  • Reviews : 212 Readers
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In 1998, William Queen was a veteran law enforcement agent with a lifelong love of motorcycles and a lack of patience with paperwork. When a “confidential informant” made contact with his boss at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, offering to take an agent inside the San Fernando chapter of the Mongols (the scourge of Southern California, and one of the most dangerous gangs in America), Queen jumped at the chance, not realizing that he was kicking-starting the most extensive undercover operation inside an outlaw motorcycle gang in the history of American law enforcement. Nor did Queen suspect that he would penetrate the gang so successfully that he would become a fully “patched-in” member, eventually rising through their ranks to the office of treasurer, where he had unprecedented access to evidence of their criminal activity. After Queen spent twenty-eight months as “Billy St. John,” the bearded, beer-swilling, Harley-riding gang-banger, the truth of his identity became blurry, even to himself. During his initial “prospecting” phase, Queen was at the mercy of crank-fueled criminal psychopaths who sought to have him test his mettle and prove his fealty by any means necessary, from selling (and doing) drugs, to arms trafficking, stealing motorcycles, driving getaway cars, and, in one shocking instance, stitching up the face of a Mongol “ol’ lady” after a particularly brutal beating at the hands of her boyfriend. Yet despite the constant criminality of the gang, for whom planning cop killings and gang rapes were business as usual, Queen also came to see the genuine camaraderie they shared. When his lengthy undercover work totally isolated Queen from family, his friends, and ATF colleagues, the Mongols felt like the only family he had left. “I had no doubt these guys genuinely loved Billy St. John and would have laid down their lives for him. But they wouldn’t hesitate to murder Billy Queen.” From Queen’s first sleight of hand with a line of methamphetamine in front of him and a knife at his throat, to the fearsome face-off with their decades-old enemy, the Hell’s Angels (a brawl that left three bikers dead), to the heartbreaking scene of a father ostracized at Parents’ Night because his deranged-outlaw appearance precluded any interaction with regular citizens, Under and Alone is a breathless, adrenaline-charged read that puts you on the street with some of the most dangerous men in America and with the law enforcement agents who risk everything to bring them in.

Shadows of Glory PDF Book By Ralph Peters,Owen Parry

Shadows of Glory

  • Author: Ralph Peters,Owen Parry
  • ISBN Code: : 081174891X
  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 737 Readers
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In a snow-swept Northern town, Union officer Major Abel Jones struggles to solve the riddle of Federal agents tortured to death.

Aliens Ate My Homework PDF Book By Bruce Coville

Aliens Ate My Homework

  • Author: Bruce Coville
  • ISBN Code: : 1481415603
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 192 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 960 Readers
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IT'S THE WEIRDEST ALIEN INVASION EVER! "I cannot tell a lie," says Rod Allbright. And it's the truth. Ask him a question and he's bound to give you an honest answer. Which is why, when his teacher asks what happened to last night's math assignment, Rod has to give the only answer he can: "Aliens ate my homework, Miss Maloney!" Of course, no one believes Rod this time, so they don't bother to ask him why the aliens are here. It's just as well, since he is sworn to silence about their secret mission and the fact that he has been drafted to help them!

Malibu Rising PDF Book By Taylor Jenkins Reid

Malibu Rising

  • Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • ISBN Code: : 0385692218
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 191 Readers
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NATIONAL BESTSELLER Malibu 1983. Four famous siblings throw an epic party to celebrate the end of the summer. But over the course of one night, each of their lives will be changed forever in this propulsive novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six. Malibu is buzzing with anticipation for Nina Riva's annual party. Everyone wants to be in the company of the famous Rivas: Nina, the surfer and model; her brothers, Jay and Hud, one a championship surfer, the other his renowned photographer; and Kit, the adored baby of the family. As if that picture-perfect family isn't enough, their father is Mick Riva, the legendary singer. By morning, the Riva mansion will have burned to the ground. And no one will know how the fire started. But before that first spark in the early hours before dawn, the alcohol will flow, the music will play and the loves and secret yearnings that shaped this family across generations will all come bubbling to the surface to make for a night no one will ever forget. This is a story about family: about what you choose to keep from the people who made you, and what you must leave behind.

Blaze of Glory PDF Book By Michael Pryor

Blaze of Glory

  • Author: Michael Pryor
  • ISBN Code: : 6028801666
  • Publisher : Loveable Store
  • Page : 554 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 478 Readers
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Racism and the Image of God PDF Book By K. Teel

Racism and the Image of God

  • Author: K. Teel
  • ISBN Code: : 0230114717
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 216 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 866 Readers
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From her perspective as a white feminist theologian, Karen Teel dialogues with five womanist thinkers to develop a Christian theology of the body that can compel Christians, especially U. S. Christians of European descent, to actively resist the sin of racism.

The Third Testament for the Third Millennium PDF Book By Kevin Carey

The Third Testament for the Third Millennium

  • Author: Kevin Carey
  • ISBN Code: : 1908381582
  • Publisher : Sacristy Press
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 740 Readers
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The Complete Edition of the Third Testament for the Third Millenium brings together all three volumes of the series: Perpetua, Spirit, and Unity.

Unity PDF Book By Kevin Carey

Unity

  • Author: Kevin Carey
  • ISBN Code: : 1908381523
  • Publisher : Sacristy Press
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 880 Readers
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Unity is the third and final book in The Third Testament for the Third Millennium, a bold re-telling of the New Testament in a 21st Century context, asking Christians to question what they believe and why.

Scorpio Ablaze PDF Book By Alan Burt Akers

Scorpio Ablaze

  • Author: Alan Burt Akers
  • ISBN Code: : 1843197073
  • Publisher : Mushroom eBooks
  • Page : 265 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 745 Readers
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Under the twin sun, Antares, the planet Kregen is a world of wonder and terror, of beauty and horror. Now, in the streaming mingled lights of the Suns of Scorpio, Prescot, slave of the Shanks, takes up the Krozair brand to attempt to save his friends who are about to be killed by the vicious Shank lord. Next he must rally the coalition of forces from Vallia, Hamel and Tsungfaril to expel the Shanks from Tarankar. But things rarely go according to plan on Kregen... Scorpio Ablaze is the forty-first book in the epic fifty-two book saga of Dray Prescot of Earth and of Kregen by Kenneth Bulmer, writing as Alan Burt Akers. The series continues with Scorpio Drums.

The Little Black Book of 6-Chord Songs PDF Book By Wise Publications

The Little Black Book of 6-Chord Songs

  • Author: Wise Publications
  • ISBN Code: : 1783231947
  • Publisher : Wise Publications
  • Page : 192 pages
  • Genre : Music
  • Reviews : 768 Readers
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A pocket-sized collection of over 70 songs, all of which use no more than 6 chords. Presented in chord songbook format, arranged in the same keys as the original recordings with chord symbols, guitar chord boxes and complete lyrics.

A Feminist Ethic of Risk PDF Book By Sharon D. Welch

A Feminist Ethic of Risk

  • Author: Sharon D. Welch
  • ISBN Code: : 9781451418262
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Page : 206 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 674 Readers
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An updated edition of this influential feminist text.

Language of Battered Women, The PDF Book By Carol L. Winkelmann

Language of Battered Women, The

  • Author: Carol L. Winkelmann
  • ISBN Code: : 079148582X
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Page : 285 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 202 Readers
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Shows how battered women's personal theologies help them survive and heal, despite the women's knowledge that religion may also have contributed to their oppression.

Z-Burbia 3: Estate of the Dead PDF Book By Jake Bible

Z-Burbia 3: Estate of the Dead

  • Author: Jake Bible
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Jake Bible Fiction LLC
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 298 Readers
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Jace Stanford has lost family, friends, and his arm to the zombie apocalypse that hit his subdivision of Whispering Pines. But he’s also gained something he never in a million years would have thought would be a plus: the cannibal savant known as Elsbeth. Now Jace needs Elsbeth’s help more than ever. But is she up to the task when her past is revealed? A past that is possibly more shocking than the zombie apocalypse itself? Jace is gonna find out the hard way. And, as everyone knows, in Z-Burbia the hard way usually means a whole lot of people are going to die! Welcome back to Z-Burbia, y’all! Reviews- “I have really enjoyed this series, and Z-Burbia 3: Estate of the Dead did not disappoint. It was cool to finally get a few answers on Elsbeth's past - where she came from and how she became the badass she is today. With lots of laughs, killing, and of course...zombies, this is a great series for anyone into apocalyptic thrillers. I can't wait to start book four!” -Jennifer Murphy, 5-star Goodreads review “This series gets better with every book.The action grabs you from the start and doesn't let up.Unlike a lot of zombie books these characters feel well rounded and believable. I can't wait to start on the next book.” Christine Delong, 5-star Goodreads review Other books by Jake Bible: By Series: The Apex Trilogy (Dead Mech, The Americans, Metal & Ash) The Kaiju Winter Series Roak: Galactic Bounty Hunter Series The Mega/Team Grendel Thrillers The Flipside Sagas Max Rage: Intergalactic Badass! Black Box Inc. Series Dead Mech/The Apex Trilogy The Salvage Merc One Series Fighting Iron Series Dead Team Alpha Series The AntiBio Series Reign of Four By Genre: Post-Apocalyptic- The Z-Burbia Series Dead Team Alpha Series Dead Mech/The Apex Trilogy EverRealm Fighting Iron Series The AntiBio Series The Kaiju Winter Series Zombies!- The Z-Burbia Series Dead Team Alpha Series Dead Mech/The Apex Trilogy EverRealm Science Fiction- Roak: Galactic Bounty Hunter Series Max Rage: Intergalactic Badass! The Flipside Sagas The Salvage Merc One Series Drop Team Zero Outpost Hell Galactic Vice Agent Prime Dead Mech/The Apex Trilogy Fighting Iron Series Mech Corps Reign of Four The AntiBio Series In Perpetuity Thriller/Action/Adventure- Max Rage: Intergalactic Badass! The Mega/Team Grendel Thrillers The Flipside Sagas Blood Cruise Agent Prime Galactic Vice Horror- The Z-Burbia Series Blood Cruise Stone Cold Bastards Fantasy/Urban Fantasy/Dark Fantasy- Black Box Inc. Series Stone Cold Bastards EverRealm YA/MG Novels- ScareScapes! (middle grade scifi adventure Intentional Haunting (2014 Bram Stoker Award Finalist- YA horror) Little Dead Man (YA zombie apocalypse) By Series: The Apex Trilogy (Dead Mech, The Americans, Metal & Ash) Roak: Galactic Bounty Hunter Series The Mega/Team Grendel Thrillers The Flipside Sagas Max Rage: Intergalactic Badass! Black Box Inc. Series Dead Mech/The Apex Trilogy The Salvage Merc One Series Fighting Iron Series Dead Team Alpha Series The AntiBio Series The Kaiju Winter Series Reign of Four Genres- zombie apocalypse, post-apocalyptic, dark humor, satire Keywords: zombies, post-apocalyptic, walking dead, George Romero, undead, post apocalyptic Key Phrases: apocalyptic fiction, apocalyptic books, post-apocalypse books, zombie apocalypse satire, post-apocalyptic books, post-apocalyptic fiction, post-apocalyptic collection, zombie apocalypse survival kit, zombie apocalypse books, George Romero books

The Reality of the Supernatural World PDF Book By Todd Bentley

The Reality of the Supernatural World

  • Author: Todd Bentley
  • ISBN Code: : 0768498910
  • Publisher : Destiny Image Publishers
  • Page : 239 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 629 Readers
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God invites and wants to bring you into a heavenly experience with Him now, so that your life will be a prophetic message that carries supernatural substance. Revivalist Todd Bentley inspires you to develop a kingdom now mindset; by exploring the keys to tearing open the heavens in your life and ministry. As you read this book, you'll come under a powerful anointing to walk daily in the reality of the supernatural as a vessel for miracles, signs, and wonders. Even though this book is about the supernatural realm, the underlying theme is deeper intimacy with God. The Reality of the Supernatural World will inspire you to believe in a bigger God than you have ever known!

Bright Light: A Lifetime of Seeing God at Work PDF Book By Harold E. Burchett

Bright Light: A Lifetime of Seeing God at Work

  • Author: Harold E. Burchett
  • ISBN Code: : 0578128632
  • Publisher : Bringing Christ Back Ministries
  • Page : pages
  • Genre :
  • Reviews : 670 Readers
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Bright Light tells the story of God visibly at work in and through the life of pastor and revivalist Harold Burchett, now (March 2016) ninety-one years old. What Harold has seen and reports here are not flashy “signs and wonders” in the traditional sense but other ways that God has unmistakably shown up in Harold’s experience and ministry. He tells his story in three parts. 1. “God’s work in me—first”: from a loving, God-centered childhood into the rough-and-tumble world of a reporter for his local newspaper—and then, while still a teenager, to war in the South Pacific on a U.S. Navy destroyer. Prayers answered in the war zone, along with practices learned for reaching the hearts of his faith-mocking fellow sailors, set a fire in Harold’s heart that shapes his entire career. 2. “God’s work in my public ministry”: scenes from Harold’s life as an itinerant evangelist and settled pastor. Through prayer and with total confidence in God’s power to change lives on the basis of Jesus’ sacrificial death on the cross, Harold ministers in public settings from New Brunswick to Virginia. He details some of the notable results. 3. “God’s work in my personal encounters”: stories of individuals who experience the Lord’s personal rescue from a wide variety of crippling issues through Harold’s prayers and words. Those early shipboard lessons on how to be a “fisher of men” (Mark 1:17) clearly have paid off! The book concludes with pointed summaries of lessons learned and of life-advice, especially for readers hungry to experience the same Bright Light that Harold has seen.

Mind-Matter Interaction PDF Book By Pamela Rae Heath, M.D.

Mind-Matter Interaction

  • Author: Pamela Rae Heath, M.D.
  • ISBN Code: : 078645668X
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Page : 319 pages
  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reviews : 376 Readers
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The power of the mind to influence the physical world has long been debated, debunked, studied for military applications, and used in science fiction. This historical and theoretical study of mind-matter interaction, or MMI, explores the phenomena of levitation, stigmata, inedia, paranormal activity, bilocation, fire immunity, luminosity, and the teleportation of matter. The results of more than a century of formal experimental research are discussed, as are resultant training techniques, theories, and controlled experiments used to test or bolster psychokinetic abilities.

The Cat's Pyjamas PDF Book By Julia Cresswell

The Cat's Pyjamas

  • Author: Julia Cresswell
  • ISBN Code: : 0141912421
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Page : 416 pages
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reviews : 340 Readers
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A fascinating, thematic exploration of clichés from as the actress said to the bishop to zero hour, explaining what they are and where they’ve come from. Julia Cresswell has taken her best-selling dictionary of clichés (‘Sumptuous... A mine of information.’ Guardian) back to the drawing board and has created a book, packed with famous (and infamous) quotations and memorable information, that will change the way you see English.

Fire Metaphors PDF Book By Jonathan Charteris-Black

Fire Metaphors

  • Author: Jonathan Charteris-Black
  • ISBN Code: : 1472532589
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reviews : 777 Readers
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This detailed study of fire metaphors provides a deep understanding of the purposeful work of metaphor in discourse. It analyses how and why fire metaphors are used in discourses of awe (mythology and religion) and authority (political speeches and media reports). Fire serves as a productive and salient lexical field for metaphors that seek to create awe and impose authority. These metaphors offer a rich linguistic and conceptual resource for authors of mythologies, theologies, literature, speeches and journalism, and provide insight into the rich interplay of thought, language and culture. This book explores the purpose of fire metaphors in genres ranging from the Norse sagas to religious texts, from Shakespeare to British and American political speeches. Ultimately it arrives at an understanding of the rhetorical work that metaphor accomplishes in communicating evaluations and ideologies.

Gifts of Virtue, Alice Walker, and Womanist Ethics PDF Book By M. Harris

Gifts of Virtue, Alice Walker, and Womanist Ethics

  • Author: M. Harris
  • ISBN Code: : 0230113931
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 178 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 601 Readers
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Melanie L. Harris dives into the spirituality and life work of Alice Walker, literary genius and poet. Through the lens of Womanist ethics, Harris takes an inside look into the virtues and values that can be lifted from a study of Walker s non-fiction work. This work enlivens the debate in African and African American religious thought about the fluidity of spirituality and widens the conversation to encourage readers to embrace religious traditions inclusive of and beyond Christianity as the foundations for empowerment of both women and ethical values.

Metaphor and Metonymy at the Crossroads PDF Book By Antonio Barcelona

Metaphor and Metonymy at the Crossroads

  • Author: Antonio Barcelona
  • ISBN Code: : 311089467X
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Page : 368 pages
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reviews : 318 Readers
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Metaphor and Metonymy at the Crossroads is a collection of essays, most of them written from a cognitive linguistics standpoint by leading specialists in the fields of conceptual metaphor and metonymy, and conceptual integration (blending). The book has two main goals. One of them is to discuss in new, provocative ways the nature of these conceptual mappings in English and their interaction. The other goal is to explore by means of several detailed case studies the central role of these mappings in English. The studies are, thus, concerned with the operation of metaphor and metonymy in discourse, including literary discourse or with the effect of metaphorical and/or metonymic mappings on some aspects of linguistic structure, be it polysemy or grammar. The book is of interest to students and researchers in English and linguistics, English literature, cognitive psychology and cognitive science.

The Castle of Otranto PDF Book By Horace Walpole

The Castle of Otranto

  • Author: Horace Walpole
  • ISBN Code: : 1497659760
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Page : 176 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 756 Readers
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The Gothic masterwork that revolutionized popular fiction When Prince Manfred of Otranto loses his son in a strange and terrifying accident, he fears that an ancient prophecy has come to pass and his family will be stripped of its castle and lands before he can produce a new heir. Desperate to hold on to their power, he decides to divorce his wife and marry Isabella, his son’s betrothed. But Isabella escapes into the gloomy passages beneath the castle, and with the help of a young peasant named Theodore, finds sanctuary in a nearby monastery. Manfred threatens to kill Theodore unless Friar Jerome turns the girl over to him. Only a shocking twist of fate can save Isabella and ensure that the Castle of Otranto falls to its rightful heir. An immediate sensation when it was published pseudonymously in 1764, The Castle of Otranto is widely considered to be the first Gothic novel. Rich with romance, spine-tingling suspense, and supernatural horror, the novel profoundly influenced the works of Bram Stoker, Edgar Allan Poe, and Mary Shelley. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Out of the Ashes PDF Book By RC Boldt

Out of the Ashes

  • Author: RC Boldt
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : RC Boldt Publishing, LLC
  • Page : 332 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 684 Readers
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