Fiction

Darkness Splintered

Author: Keri Arthur

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 553

The sexy, exciting, suspenseful adventures continue in New York Times bestselling author Keri Arthur's Dark Angels series, starring Risa Jones, half-Aedh/half-werewolf, all badass. Now Risa races to save the world from descending into ultimate chaos.... Risa has angered several powerful people, and now she's feeling the pressure from all sides. In particular, she's come under the eagle-eyed scrutiny of the vampire council - some of whom consider her a monster who should be destroyed. But then they decide to offer her a secret, bloody bargain: to save her own life she must help them defeat Hunter, the lethal head of the council... As the search for the keys to hell heats up, Risa realizes that she has no choice. For the sake of the people she loves, she must find the keys-and get rid of Hunter-before the next gate is opened and brings the world closer to all hell breaking loose....
Fiction

Darkness Splintered

Author: Keri Arthur

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 881

New York Times bestselling author Keri Arthur continues her Dark Angels series as half-werewolf, half-Aedh Risa Jones races to save the world from descending into ultimate chaos.... Risa has angered several powerful people, and she’s starting to feel the pressure from all sides. She also finds herself under the scrutiny of the vampire council, some of whom consider her a monster who should be destroyed. But they offer her a bloody bargain: Take on the lethal head of the council and others will support her. As the search for the keys to hell heats up, Risa realizes that she has no choice. For the sake of the people she loves, she must find the keys—and get rid of Hunter—before the next gate is opened and brings the world closer to all hell breaking loose....
Fiction

Darkness Falls

Author: Keri Arthur

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 164

THE FINAL BOOK IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES BY “ONE OF THE BEST URBAN FANTASY AUTHORS IN PRINT TODAY.”—Darque Reviews New York Times bestselling author Keri Arthur brings her Dark Angels series to a breathtaking conclusion as half-werewolf, half-Aedh Risa Jones treads a knife’s edge between the salvation of the human race and its total annihilation. The search for the last key to the gates of hell has begun, and half-werewolf, half-Aedh Risa Jones is in more danger than ever—and one misstep could prove ruinous. It's only a matter of time before Madeleine Hunter, the dangerous head of the vampire council, begins her hunt for complete domination. And for Risa, that comes with an alarming ultimatum: hand over the last key to Hunter or, one by one, her loved ones will die. Now, it’s a race against time for Risa to save those she loves, and to stop Hunter's apocalyptic plan to open the very gates of hell. INCLUDES A BONUS EXCERPT OF KERI ARTHUR’S FIREBORN
Literary Criticism

Splintered Light

Author: Verlyn Flieger

Publisher: Kent State University Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 196

View: 876

J. R. R. Tolkien is perhaps best known for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, but it is in The Silmarillion that the true depth of Tolkien's Middle-earth can be understood. The Silmarillion was written before, during, and after Tolkien wrote The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. A collection of stories, it provides information alluded to in Tolkien's better known works and, in doing so, turns The Lord of the Rings into much more than a sequel to The Hobbit, making it instead a continuation of the mythology of Middle-earth. Verlyn Flieger's expanded and updated edition of Splintered Light, a classic study of Tolkien's fiction first published in 1983, examines The Silmarillion and The Lord of the Rings in light of Owen Barfield's linguistic theory of the fragmentation of meaning. Flieger demonstrates Tolkien's use of Barfield's concept throughout the fiction, showing how his central image of primary light splintered and refracted acts as a metaphor for the languages, peoples, and history of Middle-earth.
Fiction

Darkness Unmasked

Author: Keri Arthur

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 640

Half-werewolf, half-Aedh Risa Jones is beginning to believe that the only way to find the keys she’s been searching for and save her friends is by dying. And when Wolfgang Schmidt, the lover of her boss at the vampire council, is found dead, her worst fears are confirmed. With the first portal of hell permanently open, the energies of the dark path are leaching into the world. Searching for Schmidt’s killer and the keys at the same time, Risa and reaper Azriel track a shape-shifting spider spirit capable of changing her form into a seductive woman. But when they finally find the second key, the Aedh Lucian snatches it and disappears. Risa is intent on finding Lucian and fighting him to the death—for in her mind, she knows that neither can remain while the other lives....
Fiction

Winter Halo

Author: Keri Arthur

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 222

When the bombs that stopped the species war tore holes in the veil between worlds, they allowed entry to the Others. Now, a hundred years later, humans and shifters alike live in artificially lit cities designed to keep the darkness at bay . . . The humanoid supersoldiers known as the déchet were almost eradicated by the war. Ever since, Tiger has tried to live her life in peace in hiding. But in the wake of her discovery that Central City's children are being kidnapped and experimented on, Tiger's conscience won't let her look the other way. The key to saving them lies within the walls of a pharmaceutical company called Winter Halo. But as Tiger learns more about the facility, her mission is derailed by a complication: Winter Halo's female security guards are being systematically attacked by an unknown force. Now Tiger must summon all her gifts to stop those responsible for both atrocities-no matter the cost to herself...
Fiction

Wicked Embers

Author: Keri Arthur

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 920

Keri Arthur, New York Times bestselling author of Fireborn, presents the thrilling new Souls of Fire Novel featuring Emberly Pearson, a phoenix that can transform into a human—and is haunted by the ability to foresee death.... Crimson Death, the plague like virus spawned from a failed government experiment to isolate the enzymes that make vampires immortal, continues to spread. Emberly and her partner, Jackson Miller, are desperately seeking the stolen research for a cure before the virus becomes a pandemic. But their mission is jeopardized by another threat uncovered in Emberly’s prophetic dreams. A creature of ash and shadow has been unleashed on a murdering spree. Now Emberly must summon all her gifts and investigative knowledge to put an end to this entity’s brutal rampage—even if it means placing herself in harm’s way....
Fiction

City of Light

Author: Keri Arthur

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 869

The first in an all-new futuristic fantasy series from Keri Arthur—the New York Times bestselling author of the Souls of Fire novels. When the bombs that stopped the species war tore holes in the veil between this world and the next, they allowed entry to the Others—demons, wraiths, and death spirits who turned the shadows into their hunting grounds. Now, a hundred years later, humans and shifters alike live in artificially lit cities designed to keep the darkness at bay.... As a déchet—a breed of humanoid super-soldiers almost eradicated by the war—Tiger has spent her life in hiding. But when she risks her life to save a little girl on the outskirts of Central City, she discovers that the child is one of many abducted in broad daylight by a wraith-like being—an impossibility with dangerous implications for everyone on earth. Because if the light is no longer enough to protect them, nowhere is safe...
Fiction

Flameout

Author: Keri Arthur

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 958

New York Times bestselling author of Wicked Embers cranks up the tension in the next Souls of Fire novel, featuring Emberly Pearson, a phoenix who assumes human form to fight death at every turn.… Emberly and her red hot partner, Jackson, have hit an impasse in their battle against the crazed humans infected by a plague-like virus derived from vampire blood. Their quest to unearth the leader of the group leads them into an ambush—and leaves Emberly at odds with her former lover, Sam, who’s pressuring her to join his Paranormal Investigations Team. To make matters worse, three local witches have been kidnapped—and if their spells fall into the wrong hands, Emberly’s powers could end up smothered. With time ticking until the virus consumes the world, Emberly and Jackson must race to save the witches, find a cure, and smoke out their nemesis—or go down in a blaze of glory...
Fiction

Demon's Dance

Author: Keri Arthur

Publisher: KA Publishing PTY LTD

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 327

View: 106

After dealing with human hunters killing werewolves for their pelts and a heretic witch determined to claim the wild magic for his own, the last thing either Lizzie Grace or Belle Kent need is a new evil burning into town. When Lizzie’s asked to find a missing woman, she’s well aware death awaits. What she doesn’t expect to find is a very human pile of skin next the woman’s body. Nor does she expect to be called to a murder scene that has the classic hallmarks of a vampire attack… except the bite marks don’t match any recorded vampire bite. As the body count grows, Lizzie, Belle, and Aiden struggle to find—and stop—whoever or whatever is behind the atrocities. But there’s an even greater danger on the horizon. The newly appointed reservation witch has arrived… and it’s someone Lizzie knows.
Fiction

Cursed

Author: S.J. Harper

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 292

Meet FBI Agents Emma Monroe and Zack Armstrong. She's cursed. He's damned. Together, they make one hell of a team. Emma Monroe is a Siren, cursed by the gods and bound to earth to atone for an ancient failure. She’s had many names and many lives, but only one mission: redemption. Now that she works missing persons cases for the FBI, it could be just a rescue away. Unless her new partner leads her astray. Special Agent Zack Armstrong just transferred into the San Diego Field Office. He’s a werewolf, doing his best to beat back the demons from his dark and dangerous past. As a former Black Ops sniper, he’s taken enough lives. Now he’s doing penance by saving them. Emma and Zack’s very first case draws them deep into the realm of the paranormal, and forces them to use their own supernatural abilities. But that leaves each of them vulnerable, and there are lines partners should not cross. As secrets are revealed and more women go missing, one thing becomes clear: as they race to save the victims, Emma and Zack risk losing themselves. FIRST IN A NEW SERIES!
Fiction

Phoenix Rising

Author: Elise Faber

Publisher: Elise Faber

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 715

A dangerous man with piercing green eyes. A powerful ability that is rearing out of control. Daughtry stumbles into a world where magic is real and the possibilities for her future are greater than she's ever believed possible. But the road to that future isn't easy to navigate. As she engages in a wrenching game of give and take with Cody, the man who's gripped her heart in his sexy-as-hell fist from the moment she's met him, Daughtry must decide whether she's willing to risk it all — heart, mind, and magic — to take a chance on the man she loves.
Fiction

Splintered

Author: Andrea Howarth-Salazar

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 366

View: 463

After years of sidestepping, enigmatic Dr. Matt Wetherington finally falls in love, helplessly and against the warnings in his head. Helena is beautiful and wonderful, someone he had been waiting for and did not know it. Except Matt hides a tumultuous past, filled with pain, betrayal and shame, something he cannot bear to tell her. As Matt struggles with his growing feelings and the upsurges from his past, he faces a crossroads: to face his secret past and finally heal, or keep running away and lose the one he loves. Told in a unique, compelling narrative, Andrea Howarth-Salazar demonstrates the insistent influence of the past and the all-encompassing power of love in this heartwarming story.
Poetry

Discovering Darkness in the Light

Author: Dana DeSimon

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 248

View: 340

Light in the darkness...and darkness in the light. ... From the gloom of dark shadows to the shimmer of sunlight, and back again. ... From the explosions of passion, to the quiet, tender glow of serenity....From despair and agony, to hope and love....From sorrow and anguish, back once again, to a world of love and hope; awakening to a fresh and joyful beginning....From indescribable beauty, to incomprehensible ugliness and pain; and then onward, to a new vision of breathtaking beauty, born anew....You are invited to experience the world in a way that you may never have seen or felt before. Stimulate the mind and the senses. Experience a different sort of poetry book. How can this be? Read on-taste and see. ... Learn about all these things ... and yes...still more. ... A few things that were never quite envisioned before. ...
Young Adult Fiction

Unhinged (Splintered Series #2)

Author: A. G. Howard

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN:

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 400

View: 540

Alyssa Gardner has been down the rabbit hole. She was crowned Queen of the Red Court and faced the bandersnatch. She saved the life of Jeb, the boy she loves, and escaped the machinations of the disturbingly appealing Morpheus. Now all she has to do is graduate high school. That would be easier without her mother, freshly released from an asylum, acting overly protective and suspicious. And it would be much simpler if the mysterious Morpheus didn’t show up for school one day to tempt her with another dangerous quest in the dark, challenging Wonderland—where she (partly) belongs. Could she leave Jeb and her parents behind again, for the sake of a man she knows has manipulated her before? Will her mother and Jeb trust her to do what’s right? Readers will swoon over the satisfying return to Howard’s bold, sensual reimagining of Carroll’s classic. Read all the books in the New York Times bestselling Splintered series: Splintered (Book 1), Unhinged (Book 2), Ensnared (Book 3), and Untamed (The Companion Novel). Praise for Unhinged "I really enjoyed the first book of this series, but Unhinged cranks the Wonderland experience up to 11. It's just ... WOW! The last few scenes dangle Alyssa's next adventure with shockers enough that I found my jaw needing a bit of assistance in coming off the floor. Write quickly, A.G. Howard! I need that next book!" --USA Today "Howard excels in sensory and sensuous descriptions." --Kirkus Reviews "As intense, dark, and weird as the first volume, this worthy sequel creates a parallel narrative that brings the action out of Wonderland and into Alyssa’s hometown." --The Bulletin of The Center for Children’s Books "A dark beauty fills the novel's pages, which will mesmerize teens with a taste for magic, romance or suspense. Unhinged lays the groundwork for a third book where anything could happen--it is Wonderland, after all." --Shelf Awareness Praise for Splintered: STARRED REVIEW "Fans of dark fantasy, as well as of Carroll’s Alice in all her revisionings (especially Tim Burton’s), will find a lot to love in this compelling and imaginative novel." —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Alyssa is one of the most unique protagonists I've come across in a while. Splintered is dark, twisted, entirely riveting, and a truly romantic tale." —USA Today "Brilliant, because it is ambitious, inventive, and often surprising — a contemporary reworking of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,’’ with a deep bow toward Tim Burton’s 2010 film version." —The Boston Globe "It’s a deft, complex metamorphosis of this children’s fantasy made more enticing by competing romantic interests, a psychedelic setting, and more mad violence than its original." —Booklist " Protagonist Alyssa...is an original. Howard's visual imagination is superior. The story's creepiness is intriguing as horror, and its hypnotic tone and setting, at the intersection of madness and creativity, should sweep readers down the rabbit hole." —Publishers Weekly "While readers will delight in such recognizable scenes as Alyssa drinking from a bottle to shrink, the richly detailed scenes that stray from the original will entice the imagination. These adventures are indeed wonderful." —BookPage "Attention to costume and setting render this a visually rich read..." —Kirkus Reviews "Wonderland is filled with much that is not as wonderful as might be expected, and yet, it is in Wonderland that Alyssa accepts her true nature. The cover with its swirling tendrils and insects surrounding Alyssa will surely attract teen readers who will not disappointed with this magical, edgy tale." —Reading Today Online "Creepy, descriptive read with a generous dollop of romance." —School Library Journal
African Americans

Splintered Darkness

Author: William Mason Chisolm

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: African Americans

Page: 86

View: 153

Fiction

Splintered

Author: Laura J Harris

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 504

View: 150

A simple, relaxing, all-inclusive Caribbean cruise turns out to be anything but, as the luxury ship is sabotaged and chaos and isolation swiftly turn to mistrust, mayhem and murder... Contemplating early retirement following the horrific and high-profile death of her sister and the media hounding that followed, Criminal Psychologist and Profiler, Dr. Christine Kane embarks on a get-away cruise that will prove to be the vacation of a lifetime for all the wrong reasons. Ex-DI Jonathan Prior is now the Head of Security on board the luxury ocean-liner, Ianus, and despite his initial reservations, he seems to have found love in the most unlikely of places. He is happy. For the first time in a long time. Though even bliss such as this can't keep the nightmares of his past at bay for long. Kelly Livingstone is the Artist in Residence at Leeds University. A talented woman with a tortured past, she lives her life for the here and now and to hell with the consequences! That is until the university force her to take her annual leave and concentrate on creating some biographical nonsense for publication. Kelly promises herself she won't fall in love on this trip, but with so many beautiful and intelligent women surrounding her, can she really keep her word... and should she? With so many twists and turns, a frenzied pace and a real sense of the panic of containment and isolation, SPLINTERED is an energized escape into the world of an unknown assassin on the verge of transition and self-discovery with only one thing on their mind...murder.
Fiction

Splintered

Author: Jamie Schultz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 536

“Like a cross between the TV show Leverage and Jim Butcher’s ‘Dresden Files’ books.”—Library Journal The author of Premonitions continues his Arcane Underworld saga... Anna Ruiz is on a mission: Help her friend and partner-in-crime Karyn Ames break free of the tangle of hallucinations and premonitions that have cut her off from reality. With the aid of her crew—ex-soldier Nail and sorcerer Genevieve—she’ll do whatever it takes to get Karyn help, even if it means tracking down every lowlife informant and back alley magic practitioner in the occult underworld of Los Angeles. But since a magical heist went to hell, the crew has been working for crimelord and doomed magus Enoch Sobell. Between fighting Sobell’s battles with some seriously scary demonic forces and tangling with a group of violent fanatics who want to manipulate Karyn’s abilities for their own gains, Anna, Nail, and Genevieve are beginning to realize they’re in way over their heads. And now that Karyn’s secret about seeing the future is out, even more unpleasant parties—human and otherwise—are about to come knocking… "Jamie Schultz breathes new life into the urban fantasy genre." (Fresh Fiction)
Fiction

Dancer's Flame

Author: Jasmine Silvera

Publisher: No Inside Voice Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

View: 164

With the help of a god, Azrael and Isela exposed a conspiracy and altered the world’s balance of power. But for Azrael, victory comes with dangerous new powers he can't control. Will accepting his future mean losing everything he’s gained — his allies, his territory, and his consort? Isela’s found a home when she stepped into Azrael’s protection, and his arms. But if accepting her new role as consort means giving up the life she’s worked for will the price be too high? When an impossible creature shows up in Prague bearing a dire warning, the search for answers divides them. Now Isela must forge a bond with the power within her while Azrael fights to keep from tearing himself apart. And time is running out. Gods don’t forget or forgive, especially a betrayal from one of their own. Dancer's Flame is a romantic fantasy for adult readers and the second book in the Grace Bloods series.
Fiction

The Walls of Jericho

Author: Jon Land

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 525

American Ben Kamal is a Detroit police detective whose police training makes him valuable to the new Palestinian police force on the West Bank. He's glad to help--but hooking up with the Israelis to find a serial killer was not part of the deal. Danielle Barnea is the best that Shin Bet, Israel's FBI, has to offer, but she, too, resists the assignment. Now Ben and Danielle are forced to leave personal differences behind as they realize that something much more complex than murder is behind the killings. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.