My name is Drood, Eddie Drood, but I should probably change that. My family has cast me out, but that doesn't mean the fight is over. Unfortunately, Eddie's had a falling out with his nearest and dearest - some of whom were trying to kill him, so he has a valid excuse. Now, he and his true love (and powerful witch), Molly Metcalf, are now in the employ of The Department of the Uncanny. Their Extremely Important Assignment is to attend Casino Infernale, an annual event held by the Shadow Bank, financiers of all global supernatural crime. Their mission: rig the game and bring the corrupt corporation crashing down. But at Casino Infernale, the stakes are high indeed - the winner takes all and the losers give up their souls . . . Casino Infernale is the seventh title in New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green's Secret History series featuring Eddie Drood.
An extraordinary debut novel—dark, fast-paced, thrilling—set in contemporary and nineteenth-century Europe, the United States, and Scotland, involving the true inventor of moving pictures; his lost film made in Edinburgh in 1888; and a shocking series of crimes terrorizing the city in present time. The time: 2002. The city: Los Angeles. Alex Whitman, movie memorabilia dealer who can find anything, is hired by an eccentric film collector to locate what could be the first film ever made, Séance Infernale. Its creator, Augustin Sekuler, is considered by those who know about movies to be the true inventor of motion pictures—not the Lumiére brothers; nor Thomas Edison. Sekuler was to present to the world in 1890 his greatest new invention, the first of its kind—a moving picture machine. He had boarded a train headed from Dijon to Paris, but never arrived at Gare de Lyons station. He and his moving picture machine vanished, never to be heard from again, his claim in history as the inventor of the moving image vanishing with him. When Whitman tracks down what could be fragments of Sekuler’s famously lost film, questions are raised—about Sekuler, about what happened to him and to his invention, and about the film itself. In this riveting story of suspense, the search for the answers lead to curious riddles that may (or may not) shed light on Sekuler’s darkest secret locked away for more than a century, riddles that set in motion a frantic hunt taking Whitman from Los Angeles and Paris, to Geneva, and finally to Sekuler’s ancient labyrinthine city of Edinburgh, where the stakes become ratcheted up as the film’s riddles lead to a darker, far more dangerous mystery.
Les Maîtres des Ténèbres ont envahi le Royaume du Sommerlund, Holmgard, la capitale, est assiégée par une puissante armée ennemie. Seul le Glaive de Sommer saura libérer la ville. Et c'est vous, Loup Solitaire, qui devrez aller le chercher au Royaume de Durenor... C'est un long et périlleux voyage qui vous attend sur met et sur terre. Vous seul prendrez les décisions utiles au succès de votre mission et, pour mener les combats, vous n'aurez besoin que de la Table de Hasard figurant dans cet ouvrage.
La Machine infernale (1934) est une adaptation, très libre, de l'histoire d'Œdipe qui, selon l'oracle de Delphes, devait tuer son père et épouser sa mère. Cocteau fait subir à la tragédie de Sophocle un traitement tout à fait personnel à base de surréalisme, d'ironie et d'anachronismes volontaires. Il marie la poésie à ce draine austère de la fatalité et rénove, de manière éclatante, un mythe, avec tous les dons du virtuose.