Bishop has been a vampire for 700 years and though he wishes nothing more than to live his life in peace, getting humans to believe that vampires are not monsters is a difficult task, and vampire hunters like The Reaper make it even more difficult. Believing that a vampire killed her mother, Irina leads a band of vigilantes, determined to rid the world of these monsters. What no one knows is that Irina herself is half–vampire. Determined to deny that side of her, Irina captures Bishop, believing he can lead her to the vampire responsible for her mother's death. But over the course of Bishop's captivity, secrets about Irina's past are revealed and she soon learns that what she has always believed to be true is anything but. Now Irina and Bishop are in a race against time as they fight for their lives––and their love.
New York Times bestselling author Yasmine Galenorn returns to the Otherworld where one of the D’Artigo sisters faces a demon who's out for blood. The D’Artigo sisters are half-human, half-Fae operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. A werecat who’s one of the Autumn Lord’s Death Maidens, Delilah has a funny feeling that the Hags of Fate enjoy seeing her squirm. First, her boyfriend, Chase, mutters another woman's name in his sleep. Then she discovers the Autumn Lord has a very special plan for her. But things go from bad to deadly when Karvanak—the Rāksasa—returns. In order to get his greedy hands on both the fourth Spirit Seal and his former associate, Vanzir, he kidnaps Chase. Now, the D'Artigo sisters have to find a way to rescue the man Delilah loves without risking the safety of both Otherworld and Earth...
You have heard the stories of Helen of Troy. The stories of the woman who launched a thousand ships. Some tell the story that she was an innocent victim caught between two kings who wanted to possess her. Those stories are lies. I will tell you the true story of Helen of Troy. My name is Helena my story begins when my mother had taken ill and was lying on her death bed. Some of the elders and Physicians in my father’s court thought it may have been the pox that killed my mother, but I knew better. I knew it was witch craft that had taken my mother from me. My father would disappear for days to the temple of Athena to pray for my mother’s good health. My mother’s health continued to worsen as she became bed ridden and rail thin in a matter of months. The castle was overcast with despair; everyone knew that my mother was dying. Everyone except me, I still had hope that whatever witchcraft that had befallen my mother would soon be lifted.
In this thrilling new Night Rebel series set in New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress world, sexy and ruthless vampire Ian finally meets his match! The Rule Breaker... Master vampire Ian is unrepentant, shameless…and every shade of wicked. He’s made one too many enemies in his two centuries of existence, including Dagon, a demon who now lays claim to his soul. Ian’s only chance to escape Dagon is to join forces with a Law Guardian, but he's never been able to abide by the rules for long. The Law Maker... Veritas’ normal role is police, judge, and jury to reprobates like Ian. But she has her own ax to grind with Dagon, so if she can use Ian as bait...well, all’s fair in law and war. As they scour supernatural hotspots to perfect their trap, Veritas soon realizes Ian’s carefully cultivated, devil-may-care roguish image hides something much more powerful. And Ian discovers Veritas has shocking secrets of her own. As they’re drawn to each other with a passion as intense as their peril, either love or justice will prevail. But each will have devastating consequences.
The Twilight Zone of the Huntress is a collection of short stories relaying the author’s adventures over the past 19 years, beginning when she married her current husband. At age 54, Kay Evon Sampson married a big game hunter and soon became one herself.At 65, she harvested a Kodiak brown bear and a mountain goat on Kodiak Island, and traveled to Namibia to hunt additional animals. She was consequently awarded the Safari Club International’s Diana Award.Sampson says, "The story of my husband’s experience of being mauled by a huge male African lion and our crash landing in a plane out in the bush in Tanzania the following year is included in the book. My life with my big game hunter has been a ‘wild ride’ over the past 19 years with never a dull moment."When it comes to hunting, she believes, "It is much more humane to allow an animal to live out its life in a natural setting and then quickly dispatch it, rather than pen up a cow in what my husband calls a ‘cow concentration camp’ for the sole purpose of raising it to kill for meat and leather."
In this groundbreaking collection, twenty-one prominent medievalists discuss continuity and change in ideas of personhood and community and argue for the viability of the comic mode in the study and recovery of history. These scholars approach their sources not from a particular ideological viewpoint but with an understanding that all topics, questions, and explanations are viable. They draw on a variety of sources in Latin, Arabic, French, German, Middle English, and more, and employ a range of theories and methodologies, always keeping in mind that environments are inseparable from the making of the people who inhabit them and that these people are in part constituted by and understood in terms of their communities. Essays feature close readings of both familiar and lesser known materials, offering provocative interpretations of John of Rupescissa's alchemy; the relationship between the living and the saintly dead in Bernard of Clairvaux's sermons; the nomenclature of heresy in the early eleventh century; the apocalyptic visions of Robert of Uzès; Machiavelli's De principatibus; the role of "demotic religiosity" in economic development; and the visions of Elizabeth of Schönau. Contributors write as historians of religion, art, literature, culture, and society, approaching their subjects through the particular and the singular rather than through the thematic and the theoretical. Playing with the wild possibilities of the historical fragments at their disposal, the scholars in this collection advance a new and exciting approach to writing medieval history.
Even in death, Skilgannon the Damned's name lives on. Now, as an ancient evil threatens to flood the Drenai heartlands in a tide of blood, he returns... A thousand years after they fell in battle, two heroes - Druss and Skilgannon - are revered throughout the war-torn lands of the Dernai, where men and women live in abject fear of the dark sorceress known as the Eternal... But what if the soul of one such hero could be called back from the void, his bones housed again in flesh? An ancient prophecy foretold that Skilgannon would return in his people's darkest hour. To most, this was a foolish hope. But not so to Landis Kan. Having found Skilgannon's ancient tomb, he gathers up the bones and peforms the mystic ritual. But the reborn hero is an enigma: a young man whose warrior skills are blunted and whose memories are fragmented. This Skilgannon is a man out of time, Marooned in a world as strange to him as a dream, remote from all he knew and loved. Or nearly all. Before bringing back Skilgannon, Landis Kan had experimented upon other bone fragments found in the hero's tomb. That ritual resulted in a surly giant who possessed astounding strength but no memories. To Kan, he is a dangerous failure. To Skilgannon, this giant represents their last hope. As ageless evil threatens to drown the Drenai lands in blood, two legendary heroes will once again lead the way to freedom.
The #1 New York Times–bestselling sequel to A Discovery of Witches, book two of the All Souls Trilogy—“as enchanting, engrossing, and impossible to put down as its predecessor” (Miami Herald). Look for the hit series “A Discovery of Witches” streaming on Sundance Now and Shudder, and coming to television this April on AMC and BBC America. J. K. Rowling, Stephenie Meyer, Anne Rice—only a few writers capture the imagination the way that Deborah Harkness has with her New York Times–bestselling All Souls trilogy. A Discovery of Witches introduces reluctant witch Diana Bishop, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and the battle for a lost, enchanted manuscript known as Ashmole 782. Picking up from A Discovery of Witches’ cliffhanger ending, Shadow of Night takes Diana and Matthew on a trip through time to Elizabethan London, where they are plunged into a world of spies, magic, and a coterie of Matthew’s old friends, the School of Night. As the search for Ashmole 782 deepens and Diana seeks out a witch to tutor her in magic, the net of Matthew’s past tightens around them, and they embark on a very different—and vastly more dangerous—journey.