A fantasy graphic novel series, set mostly in modern day New Orleans, about a red-haired witch named Julia and her friends. Volume 2 explores Julia's "origin story", while supernatural dangers introduced in book one continue to escalate.
Think Game of Thrones meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer with a drizzle of E.L. James - TelegraphPerfect for fans of Jessica Jones and True Blood, this is a blockbuster modern fantasy set in a divided world where one woman must uncover the truth to seek her revenge. Half-Fae, half-human Bryce Quinlan loves her life. Every night is a party and Bryce is going to savour all the pleasures Lunathion - also known as Crescent City - has to offer. But then a brutal murder shakes the very foundations of the city, and brings Bryce's world crashing down.Two years later, Bryce still haunts the city's most notorious nightclubs - but seeking only oblivion now. Then the murderer attacks again. And when an infamous Fallen angel, Hunt Athalar, is assigned to watch her every footstep, Bryce knows she can't forget any longer.As Bryce and Hunt fight to unravel the mystery, and their own dark pasts, the threads they tug ripple through the underbelly of the city, across warring continents, and down to the deepest levels of Hel, where things that have been sleeping for millennia are beginning to stir ...With unforgettable characters and page-turning suspense, this richly inventive new fantasy series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas delves into the heartache of loss, the price of freedom - and the power of love.
After suffering a defeat to the dark lord Caedus must become stronger. The overseer of the realm decided for him, his adoptive sister Emilia, and the king's ward Alanna to become the new Phoenix Squadron, but first, they must find Spartacus, the legend from the stories and Caedus' grandfather, only he knows of the magic that could be a threat to Lord Mathis. In secret, the dark lord resurrected Cedric and erased his memories to keep him as his most powerful follower. Cedric and Lord Mathis are gathering an army to take over Cresthill and kill the king, but could the newly appointed phoenix squadron find Spartacus and become powerful enough to save the kingdom? A tale of new friends and adventure awaits......
Li Yifan was expelled from the hospital and school at the same time. His life setbacks were the beginning, his girlfriend broke up, he received the legacy of the Medical Saint at the end of the road, he began to prove his innocence, and became a disciple of Cang Xuan De.
In the 21st century, young girls crossed over to the Illusory Dream Continent due to gaming. They met two handsome guys and became extremely powerful people. They destroyed six countries and unified the continent ...
"Music is the memory of New Orleans. For all of the corruption, poverty and violence, the music is elemental, a gorgeous collective chorus to the best instincts of the human experiment. We know that "Teh City Where Jazz Began" lives on borrowed time, facing huge environmental odds in the age of climate change, a city that could be buried by one titanic flood or crippled by some long-running mayor or governor. Floods and epic storms are in our past and in our future; yet for close to three centuries the city as a human essence has prevailed. The world can be an unforgiving place, yet this maddening, charm-dripping, tragicomic town at the bottom of America registers a life force, like the Mardi Gras Indian, that won't bow down. There is abiding comfort in the words of Harold Battiste, a guiding force of the heritage jazz that came out of the little clubs in the 1950s near the Magnolia Street housing project: "New Orleans, the city, has always been the focus. Musicians come and go, and their creations always seem directed at the city. Because after all is said and done, New Orleans is the Star."--Inside cover.
Volume Two of the CRESCENT CITY trilogy. 2004. Five years after the scandals of their college days, our heroines have settled down in New Orleans. Some are looking for love, some are searching for reconciliation, and others are trying to save their relationships. Happiness, heartache, and new friends are in the cards. Meanwhile, threats from the past are still lurking. And a monster appears on the horizon. With greater maturity come greater challenges, and the three friends learn it takes courage to seize happiness, especially in a place as magical and dangerous as the Crescent City. "(AUTHOR'S NOTE: ELYSIAN DREAMS is Volume Two of the CRESCENT CITY series. The story resumes five years after the end of Volume One, BOURBON STREET NIGHTS. The author suggests that story be read before this one.)"
A month ago, seventeen-year-old Jackie was certain she was human and that supernatural creatures didn't exist. So when she discovered she was a shapeshifter and that her narrow world view needed to broaden to include vampires, werewolves, the fae and many other magical creatures, she was faced with two choices: have a full-out meltdown, or embrace her abilities and run with them. Teaming up with three other young shifters, Jackie found a peace within herself she’d thought would never be possible. Now Garrett, her vampire trainer, was her lifemate and her team was ready to defend the magical community from those who chose to ignore the laws set in place to protect the weaker members of their world. Unfortunately, because of her unusually strong magical abilities, Jackie caught the interest of a fae lord, a creature so powerful he can manipulate magic with just a thought. Now Jackie and Garrett are on their way into the realm of Faerie to celebrate the Midsummer Solstice with their allies—in more danger than they can possibly imagine.
ALL HAIL THE QUEEN Mardi Gras approaches, bringing with it hordes of tourists eager to see the real life Faery Queen holding court atop her festival float. When the Queen is kidnapped, it's up to Augustine, the fae-blooded Guardian of the city, to rescue her before time runs out. But Augustine's mystifying protégée, Harlow, complicates the task by unintentionally aiding the forces of evil, drawing danger closer with each step. The Queen might not be the first to die . . .
The inimitable Sergeant Stone returns with fifteen new short stories in this exciting follow up to Sergeant Stone, NOPD! He still guards the Crescent City against threats both ordinary and otherworldly, but that is not his only beat. Journey with him from the wars of ancient India to a dystopian future where a one-world state wields irresistible weapons against a rebellious populace. Along the way he will lay down the law in the Old West, join the French Foreign Legion in a desperate stand, explore the seas in a Viking longship, fly a fighter plane over war-torn Europe, battle the Mafia, train with Shaolin monks, duel Nazi commandos, and witness the tragic final hours of the Byzantine Empire. There are adventures within New Orleans as well, a place so colorful that it is a microcosm of the world. It is there that he will meet the daunting challenge of marriage! And it is there that he will face the fight of his life when his deadly enemies finally find him...
She was a proud, aloof, talented, and elegant princess who was unrivalled in the world. She was the princess of the Sky Rain Nation, loved and doted upon by thousands, and all the men were proud to be able to see her once. Of course, she didn't care about them; he was a devilish, ruthless, dark, murderous man. He was a hero of the country who made his enemies tremble in fear, but he loved her deeply, tenderly, and with great care. However, everything appeared to be on the surface. She loved him wholeheartedly; he had plotted and sought her home! In an instant, the country fell. From the princess to the imperial concubine to the lowly servant, she endured it and kept a low profile. She lived in a lowly position in his imperial harem just to avenge her country. When they met again, he would be the cold-hearted emperor while she would be the unparalleled beauty who would bring chaos to the world ...
In the Crescent City, darkness blurs the lines between sinners and saints.Having been brought back through the veil after her death, Zéolie wakes to find she's being cared for by the mother superior. Secrets are slowly revealed as Mother Micheaux explains her connection to the past Zéolie's father kept hidden all her life. Once her strength has returned, Zéolie tries to ease back into her home and life without Louis, but soon finds herself helping a young man who mistakenly shows up at her house looking for his long-lost mother. Feeling compassion for the young man who is far from his home in France, she and the Marchon girls attempt to help him locate his mother while making him feel welcome.Julien, the young man, finds himself strangely drawn to Zéolie and slowly loses his heart to her, but his feelings aren't returned when Zéolie makes a new discovery that changes her life once more. Jilted, Julien unleashes his grief in the form of magical power he didn't know he had and finds comfort in the friendship of a local madame. Out of control and angry, he succumbs to the darkness inside of him and the taunting voice of a raging spirit hungry for revenge. Can Zéolie and her magical menagerie pull Julien back from the edge of hell, or will the past take them all down? Walk down the gritty dark streets of 1830s New Orleans where the line between sinner and saint is as blurred as the line between life and death.
The second volume of THE CONCORDANCE is the definitive guide to the many worlds, argots, characters and cross-references within the Dark Tower series and among the rest of Stephen King's works. Covering portals and magical places, providing maps to Mid-, End- and Our World, and a timeline for the series, this is a fascinating and essential reference guide.
This work traces the decline of Greek religion and christianization of the Eastern Roman Empire between the death of Julian the Apostate and the legislation of Justinian the Great against paganism. It treats both urban and rural affairs, with particular emphasis on interpreting the epigraphy.