Plague of Angels by Sheri S. Tepper Summary
Atop a twisting, canyon-climbing road, a witch lurks in a fortress built strong to keep out dragons and ogres. In another part of the countryside, a young orphan is maturing into a beautiful woman in the enchanted village that is her home. Somewhere nearby, a young man is seeking adventure after running away from his family's small farm. Suddenly a strange and terrible prophecy sets off a chain of events that will bring these three together in the heroic, romantic, and thrilling tale of an age-old battle. From the Paperback edition.
A Plague of Angels by P.F. Chisholm Summary
In 1592, dashing courtier Sir Robert Carey took up his northern post as Warden of the West March in order to escape the complications of creditors and court life. Trouble, however, dogs his heels wherever he goes. And where he goes in autumn, after the summer's misadventures in Carlisle, is back to London upon a summons from his father. Carey is on difficult terms with his powerful sire, Henry, Lord Hunsdon. Hunsdon, son of Anne Boleyn's elder sister, Mary – and probably of a young King Henry VIII – swings a lot of weight as “cousin” to Queen Elizabeth. But Hunsdon needs his ingenious younger son, Carey to sort out the difficulties his elder son has got himself into as an innocent party in a plot to discredit the family. Accompanied by the shrewd Sergeant George Dodd, who's like a fish out of water as he copes with the strange Londoners, Carey tackles Catholics, treachery, and such persons known to history and students of literature as George Greene and Christopher Marlowe who are working as spies and double agents. Most arresting is a portrait of a love-sick, sniveling hanger-on named Will Shakespeare...
Monstre by Gérard DEPARDIEU Summary
"Il faut laisser sortir ses monstres, si on ne veut pas que ce soient eux qui nous bouffent." J'ai connu un potier dans le Berry : quand ça le faisait chier de faire des assiettes, toujours les mêmes, il prenait sa terre et il faisait un monstre. Un énorme monstre. En terre cuite. Et il disait : "Je fais ça parce qu'il faut que ça sorte ! J'en ai plein comme ça à l'intérieur de moi !" Il avait raison. Il faut laisser sortir ses monstres, si on ne veut pas que ce soient eux qui nous bouffent.
La Mort blanche by Frank Herbert Summary
Lorsque la voiture piégée explosa dans une rue de Dublin, John O'Neill vit mourir sa femme et ses deux fils par la faute d'un terroriste. Il était un génie, il devint le Fou. Il avait perdu toute raison d'exister sauf une, la vengeance : il allait faire partager sa souffrance par la Terre entière. Seul, dans un laboratoire de fortune, il fabriqua une arme bactériologique terrifiante, la peste blanche, qui tuait les femmes, toutes les femmes, sans remède. Dans ce livre terrible et vraisemblable, Frank Herbert, l'auteur de Dune, décrit le terrorisme absolu de l'avenir proche.
Llewellyn's Truth About Psychic Self-Defense by Keith Randolph Summary
Whether it manifests in your physical body, appears as an apparition, or gives you feelings of dread, psychic attack can drain you. Knowing how to defend yourself against negative energy is a necessary skill. The Truth About Psychic Self-Defense explains how you can develop a shield of invulnerability to attacks of all kinds.
True Interpretation of All the Chief Texts, and Mysterious Sayings and Visions Opened, of the Whole Book of the Revelation of St. John by Lodowick Muggleton Summary
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Stories about Stories by Brian Attebery Summary
Myth is oral, collective, sacred, and timeless. Fantasy is a modern literary mode and a popular entertainment. Yet the two have always been inextricably intertwined. Stories about Stories examines fantasy as an arena in which different ways of understanding myth compete and new relationships with myth are worked out. The book offers a comprehensive history of the modern fantastic as well as an argument about its nature and importance. Specific chapters cover the origins of fantasy in the Romantic search for localized myths, fantasy versions of the Modernist turn toward the primitive, the post-Tolkienian exploration of world mythologies, post-colonial reactions to the exploitation of indigenous sacred narratives by Western writers, fantasies based in Christian belief alongside fundamentalist attempts to stamp out the form, and the emergence of ever-more sophisticated structures such as metafiction through which to explore mythic constructions of reality.
Evaporating Genres by Gary K. Wolfe Summary
In this wide-ranging series of essays, an award-winning science fiction critic explores how the related genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror evolve, merge, and finally “evaporate” into new and more dynamic forms. Beginning with a discussion of how literary readers “unlearned” how to read the fantastic during the heyday of realistic fiction, Gary K. Wolfe goes on to show how the fantastic reasserted itself in popular genre literature, and how these genres themselves grew increasingly unstable in terms of both narrative form and the worlds they portray. More detailed discussions of how specific contemporary writers have promoted this evolution are followed by a final essay examining how the competing discourses have led toward an emerging synthesis of critical approaches and vocabularies. The essays cover a vast range of authors and texts, and include substantial discussions of very current fiction published within the last few years.
Heritage Comics Kelly Freas Collection Signature Auction #813 by N.A Summary
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Deconstructing the Starships by Gwyneth A. Jones Summary
The subject matter of this collection is varied, but displays Jones’ stance as a practicing SF writer and a feminist; the writing is characterized by both an incisive engagement with the texts and a refusal to dress that engagement in jargon. This very readable book provides insight into the work of one of the UK's most interesting writers and presents strong – sometimes even subversive – views of a range of modern SF and fantasy. "Gwyneth Jones is one of the two or three most important writers of the current sf boom in the UK... from the evidence in this book it is clear she is also one of the most reflective and readable sf critics working today."—Science Fiction Studies
Glorious Plague by Karen Heuler Summary
Hallie is missing—and so are thousands of others. Everywhere people are singing—climbing to the rooftops, to the bridges, to lamp post and road sign, steeple and water tower, singing gloriously, triumphantly, tirelessly—and dying. Hallie’s mother, Dale, goes to Manhattan to search for her. She drives in from rural New Jersey, passing abandoned cars and trucks, to make her way to the jammed George Washington Bridge, rejoicing with hymns and gospel and rock and opera. The plague moves swiftly, and the city’s survivors form new communities, dealing with the rotting corpses, trying to re-establish a new infrastructure for the new order . And odd things happen—angels come to earth, Christ drags his crucifix around Rockefeller Center, the Indian god Ganesh runs for mayor—but it doesn’t seem remarkable to the survivors. A man falls in love with a mermaid and decides to throw in his fortunes with hers, only to be attacked by an animal liberated from the zoo. Politics begins to assert itself, as does real estate issues, and it matters what—and who—you believe. It’s time to choose sides.
Midnight Plague by Gregg Keizer Summary
A heart-pounding tale-part historical suspense, part medical thriller-set in the final months of World War II. In 2004, Gregg Keizer put an unforgettable new spin on the World War II suspense novel with his debut, The Longest Night. Now, with Midnight Plague, Keizer sets the bar even higher with a fresh and thrilling blend of war and medical suspense. As the secret countdown to the Normandy invasion gets under way, a fishing boat runs aground on British shores with a hold full of passengers all dead from a mysterious illness. American doctor Frank Brink, who has been working with the British to develop antibiotics in anticipation of a possible Axis biological attack, is summoned to investigate. Interviewing the one surviving member of the crew, a young Frenchwoman who was working with the Resistance, Brink quickly realizes that someone is testing a biological weapon within the French lines. He suspects that it is the pneumonic plague-a horrifying disease with a one-hundred-percent mortality rate. With the help of Alix, the Frenchwoman, Brink must travel through occupied France to uncover the German laboratory where the disease is being tested. As the days tick down to the planned assault on Normandy, it is critical that he find and stop his German counterpart before he unleashes a biological terror.
L'amour aux temps du choléra by Gabriel Garcia Márquez Summary
Dane une petite ville des Caraïbes, à la fin du siècle dernier, un jeune télégraphiste, pauvre, maladroit, poète et violoniste, tombe amoureux fou de l’écolière la plus ravissante que l’on puissse imaginer. Sous les amandiers d’un parc, il lui jure un amour éternel et elle accepte de l’épouser. Pendant trois ans, ils ne feront que penser l’un à l’autre, vivre l’un pour l’autre, rêver l’un de l’autre, plongés dans l’envoûtement de l’amour. Jusqu’au jour où l’éblouissante Fermina Daza, créature magique et altière, irrésistible d’intelligence et de grâce, préfèrera un jeune et riche médecin, Juvenal Urbino, à la passion invincible du médiocre Florentino Ariza. Fermina et Jevenal gravissent avec éclat les échelons de la réussite en même temps qu’ils traversent les épreuves de la routine conjugale. Florentino Ariza, repoussé par Fermina Dazan, se réfugie dans la poésie et entreprend une carrière de séducteur impénitent et clandestin. Toute sa vie, en fait, n’est tournée que vers un seul objectif : se faire un nom et une fortune pour mériter celle qu’il ne cessera jamais d’aimer en secret et avec acharnement chaque instant de chaque jour, pendant plus d’un demi-sièicle. L’amour au temps du choléra est le grand roman de Garcia Marquez, aussi fondamental dans son œuvre que Cent ans de solitude dont il forme le vrai pendant.
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible by Karel van der Toorn,Bob Becking,Pieter Willem van der Horst Summary
The Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible (DDD) is the single major reference work on the gods, angels, demons, spirits, and semidivine heroes whose names occur in the biblical books. Book jacket.