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By Anne Rice. 1976
An Anishinaabe child and her grandmother explore the natural wonders of each season in this lyrical, bilingual story-poem. In this…lyrical story-poem, written in Anishinaabemowin and English, a child and grandmother explore their surroundings, taking pleasure in the familiar sights that each new season brings. We accompany them through warm summer days full of wildflowers, bees and blueberries, then fall, when bears feast before hibernation and forest mushrooms are ripe for harvest. Winter mornings begin in darkness as deer, mice and other animals search for food, while spring brings green shoots poking through melting snow and the chirping of peepers. Brittany Luby and Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley have created a book inspired by childhood memories of time spent with Knowledge Keepers, observing and living in relationship with the natural world in the place they call home — the northern reaches of Anishinaabewaking, around the Great Lakes. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.4 Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.5 Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
By James S. Parker. 2021
A Navy ship fights to survive an inexplicable event in this action-packed Bermuda Triangle thriller . . .Every year, all across the planet,…people simply vanish, never to be seen again. Some areas of the world are well known for this phenomenon—like the area that would become known as the Bermuda Triangle after the famed Flight 19 incident off the Florida coast in 1945.Now, in the present day, an unexplainable event has occurred in the same area—an event that cannot be ignored by the military. The Navy ship Eclipse and its crew are sent to investigate, but after several days come up empty. Then, two days before the planned return to port, the event reoccurs, and the Eclipse is caught up in something it cannot escape. The ship and its crew suddenly find themselves completely isolated, all communication lost, surrounded by a terribly hostile environment where each day is a struggle to survive—in this intense, fast-paced novel of self-reliance, mystery, and discovery.
By A. J. Vrana. 2020
A perfect story for contemporary fantasy readers who love their narratives razor-sharp and their secrets dark and deadly. Black Hollow…is a town with a dark secret. For centuries, residents have foretold the return of the Dreamwalker—an ominous figure from local folklore said to lure young women into the woods and possess them. Yet the boundary between fact and fable is blurred by a troubling statistic: occasionally, women do go missing. And after they return, they almost always end up dead. When Kai wakes up next to the lifeless body of a recently missing girl, his memory blank, he struggles to clear his already threadbare conscience. Miya, a floundering university student, experiences signs that she may be the Dreamwalker’s next victim. Can she trust Kai as their paths collide, or does he herald her demise?And after losing a young patient, crestfallen oncologist, Mason, embarks on a quest to debunk the town’s superstitions, only to find his sanity tested.A maelstrom of ancient grudges, forgotten traumas, and deadly secrets loom in the foggy forests of Black Hollow. Can three unlikely heroes put aside their fears and unite to confront a centuries-old evil? Will they uncover the truth behind the fable, or will the cycle repeat?
By Angela M. Sanders. 2021
&“Zippy and fun, with just enough ambiance to satisfy readers seeking spooks and humor.&” —Kirkus Reviews Librarian Josie Way moved to…small-town Oregon to lay low. Instead, thanks to newfound magic abilities—and a killer on the loose—she&’s leapt out of the frying pan and into a cauldron of trouble . . . Josie Way loved working among the Library of Congress&’s leather-scented stacks—until she uncovered corruption and made herself a target. As Wilfred, Oregon&’s new librarian, Josie can stay undercover until the case goes to court. But life in this little town isn&’t as subdued as she expected. The library, housed in a a Victorian mansion, is slated to be bulldozed. Still digesting the news that her safe haven is about to become scrap lumber, Josie discovers a body in the woods . . . Almost as shocking, Josie learns that she&’s descended from a long line of witches—and her powers have suddenly sprung to life. With help from a spoiled alley cat who just may be her familiar, Josie&’s thumbing through a catalog of suspects, hoping she can conjure a way to save her library—and her life . . .
By Clark Ashton Smith, Laird Barron, Fred Chappell, Erica L. Satifka, Molly Tanzer, Victor LaValle, H. P. Lovecraft, Livia Llewellyn, Michael Cisco, Masahiko Inoue, Nadia Bulkin. 2020
Even though he passed over 80 years ago, H. P. Lovecraft maintains a visceral influence over a host of contemporary…writers. Inspired by the Master of the Macabre's more optimistic writings, this unique collection spotlights the weird works of nine current horror and fantasy authors, including the award-winning Michael Cisco and Livia Llewellyn plus Victor LaValle, Molly Tanzer, and Masahiko Inoue. Also includes Clark Ashton Smith's 1931 "The City of the Singing Flame" and Lovecraft's own "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" as well as an extensive Introduction by leading Lovecraftian scholar Nick Mamatas.
By Heather Graham. 2021
She is someone’s darkest desirePlaying the victim of a vampire king on an island off New Orleans is actress Avalon…Morgan’s creepiest role to date. It’s also scary good fun—until the victim of a real killer is discovered on set, laid out for all to see. With production shut down, Avalon can’t stop thinking about the chilling crime scene, or Grayson Avery, the investigator working the case.With a rising body count and zero leads, Gray can’t help but be impressed by Avalon’s amateur sleuthing, which takes her to the darkest corners of the internet, where killers confess their crimes. One such account is a dead ringer for the murders, but when the evidence vanishes, nobody believes Avalon—except for Gray. With no one they can trust, Avalon and Gray are determined to unbury the truth at any cost, but a return to the deadly island could be the last thing they do.Krewe of HuntersBook 1: Phantom EvilBook 2: Heart of EvilBook 3: Sacred EvilBook 4: The Evil InsideBook 5: The UnseenBook 6: The UnholyBook 7: The UnspokenBook 8: The UninvitedBook 9: The Night Is WatchingBook 10: The Night Is AliveBook 11: The Night Is ForeverBook 12: The CursedBook 13: The HexedBook 14: The BetrayedBook 15: The SilencedBook 16: The ForgottenBook 17: The HiddenBook 18: Haunted DestinyBook 19: Deadly FateBook 20: Darkest JourneyBook 21: Dying BreathBook 22: Dark RitesBook 23: Wicked DeedsBook 24: Fade to BlackBook 25: Pale as DeathBook 26: Echoes of EvilBook 27: The SummoningBook 28: The SeekersBook 29: The StalkingBook 30: Seeing DarknessBook 31: Deadly TouchBook 32: Dreaming DeathBook 33: The Unforgiven
Nicholas Flamel appeared in J. K. Rowling&’s Harry Potter series—but did you know he really lived? And he might still be…alive today! Discover the truth behind Michael Scott&’s New York Times bestselling series the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel with &“The Ballad of Black Hawk and Billy the Kid,&” an ebook original short story. Billy the Kid is immortal. And his long life has led him down many strange and winding paths—one of which will bring him face to face with another legendary warrior, Black Hawk, for the first time. Now, that lost story is told. . . . An immortal Anasazi sorceress is on the loose, and it&’s up to Black Hawk and Billy the Kid to stop her from wreaking havoc on the Americas. The woman has already destroyed her own tribe. She&’s determined to wipe out Black Hawk&’s people, too. But first, she&’ll have to defeat him, and that&’s proving more difficult than the sorceress could have ever imagined. &“Fans of adventure fantasies like Rick Riordan&’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians series will eat this one up.&” —VOYA Read the whole series! The Alchemyst The Magician The Sorceress The Necromancer The Warlock The Enchantress
By Erica Waters. 2021
Lush and chilling, with razor-sharp edges and an iron core of hope, this bewitching, powerhouse novel of two girls fighting…back against the violence the world visits on them will stun and enchant readers.Girls have been going missing in the woods… When Natasha’s sister disappears, Natasha desperately turns to Della, a local girl rumored to be a witch, in the hopes that magic will bring her sister home. But Della has her own secrets to hide. She thinks the beast who’s responsible for the disappearances is her own mother—who was turned into a terrible monster by magic gone wrong. Natasha is angry. Della has little to lose. Both are each other’s only hope. From the author of Ghost Wood Song, this eerie contemporary fantasy is perfect for fans of Wilder Girls and Bone Gap. Praise for Ghost Wood Song: “A gorgeous, creepy gem of a book.” —Claire Legrand, New York Times bestselling author of Furyborn and Sawkill Girls "It will make your heart dance." —Jeff Zentner, Morris Award-winning author of The Serpent King and Goodbye Days"Strikes the perfect balance of atmospheric chills, dark familial secrets, and a yearning for the warm comforts of home.” —Erin A. Craig, New York Times bestselling author of House of Salt and Sorrows“Waters' debut features a bisexual lead with both male and female love interests, an atmospheric southern gothic setting, and, for the musically inclined, lots of folk and bluegrass references.” —Booklist“Haunting and alluring.” —Kirkus
By Richard Lange. 2021
Two immortal brothers crisscross the American Southwest to elude a murderous biker gang and protect a young woman in this…&“utter triumph and delight&” from award-winning author Richard Lange (Jonathan Ames, author of A Man Named Doll)Summer, 1976. Jesse and his brother, Edgar, are on the road in search of victims. They&’re rovers, nearly indestructible nocturnal beings who must consume human blood in order to survive. For seventy years they&’ve lurked on the fringes of society, roaming from town to town, dingy motel to dingy motel, stalking the transients, addicts, and prostitutes they feed on.This hard-boiled supernatural hell ride kicks off when the brothers encounter a young woman who disrupts their grim routine, forcing Jesse to confront his past and plunging his present into deadly chaos as he finds himself scrambling to save her life. The story plays out through the eyes of the brothers, a grieving father searching for his son&’s murderer, and a violent gang of rover bikers, coming to a shattering conclusion in Las Vegas on the eve of America&’s Bicentennial.Gripping, relentless, and ferocious, Rovers demonstrates once again why Richard Lange has been hailed as an &“expert writer, his prose exact, his narrative tightly controlled&” (Steph Cha, Los Angeles Times).
By Jonathan Barnes. 2007
'Be warned. This book has no literary merit whatsoever. It is a lurid piece of nonsense, convoluted, implausible, peopled by…unconvincing characters, written in drearily pedestrian prose, frequently ridiculous and wilfully bizarre. Needless to say, I doubt you'll believe a word of it.'So starts the extraordinary tale of Edward Moon, detective, his silent sidekick the Somnambulist and a devilish plot to recreate the apocalyptic prophecies of William Blake and bring the British Empire crashing down.With a gallery of vividly grotesque characters, a richly evoked setting and a playful highly literate style this is an amazingly readable literary fantasy and a brilliant debut.
By Stephen King. 1986
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE - Stephen King's terrifying classic.'They float...and when you're down here with me, you'll float, too.'Derry,…Maine is just an ordinary town: familiar, well-ordered for the most part, a good place to live.It is a group of children who see - and feel - what makes Derry so horribly different. In the storm drains, in the sewers, IT lurks, taking on the shape of every nightmare, each one's deepest dread. Sometimes is appears as an evil clown named Pennywise and sometimes IT reaches up, seizing, tearing, killing . . .Time passes and the children grow up, move away and forget. Until they are called back, once more to confront IT as IT stirs and coils in the sullen depths of their memories, emerging again to make their past nightmares a terrible present reality.
By David Devereux. 2009
Jack's back! And this time he must face a terrifying supernatural threat from Europe's recent past.Someone has been mad enough…to revive the most terrifying evil of the last 60 years. And only one man is bad enough to stop them.Eagle Rising takes Jack to the rotten heart of big business and the dark secrets of a neo-nazi magical sect intent on giving the world back to a terror from the darkest days of the 1940s. Jack must infiltrate the closed corridors of big business and reach the core of a conspiracy amongst some of the most high-pwered city executives in the country. A cabal of business men with occult interests and an insane hunger for the return of an old and dark order.Described as a mix of Dennis Wheatley and Ian Fleming Devereux lives up to the billing with his new novel.
By Dan Wells. 2009
I Am Not A Serial Killer is now a major film starring Christopher Lloyd and Max Records. This is the…first title in the thrillingly dark John Wayne Carver series.John works in his family's mortuary and has an obsession with serial killers. He wants to be a good person, but fears he is a sociopath, and for years he has suppressed his dark side through a strict system of rules designed to mimic 'normal' behavior. Then a demon begins stalking his small town and killing people one by one, and John is forced to give in to his darker nature in order to save them. As he struggles to understand the demon and find a way to kill it, his own mind begins to unravel until he fears he may never regain control. Faced with the reality that he is, perhaps, more monstrous than the monster he is fighting, John must make a final stand against the horrors of both the demon and himself.
By Stephen King, Richard Bachman. 1996
'Thinner' - the old gypsy man barely whispers the word. Billy feels the touch of a withered hand on his…cheek. 'Thinner' - the word, the old man's curse, has lodged in Billy's mind like a fattening worm, eating at his flesh, at his reason. And with his despair, comes violence
By John Ajvide Lindqvist. 2007
**The international bestseller and the book behind the film and play Let Me In** 'The new Stephen King' The TimesOskar…and Eli. In very different ways, they were both victims. Which is why, against the odds, they became friends. And how they came to depend on one another, for life itself. Oskar is a 12-year-old boy living with his mother on a dreary housing estate at the city's edge. He dreams about his absentee father, gets bullied at school, and wets himself when he's frightened. Eli is the young girl who moves in next door. She doesn't go to school and never leaves the flat by day. She is a 200-year-old vampire, forever frozen in childhood, and condemned to live on a diet of fresh blood. John Ajvide Lindqvist's novel, a huge bestseller in his native Sweden, is a unique and brilliant fusion of social novel and vampire legend. And a deeply moving fable about rejection, friendship and loyalty.
By Jonathan Maberry. 2009
'When you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week, then there's either something wrong with your skills…or something wrong with your world. And there's nothing wrong with my skills.'Police officer Joe Ledger, martial arts expert, ex-army, self-confessed brutal warrior is scared. The man he's just killed is the same man he killed a week ago. He never expected to see the man again, definitely not alive, and definitely not as part of the recruitment process for the hyper-secret government agency the Department for Military Sciences. But the DMS are scared too: they have word of a terrorist plot straight from a nightmare - a bid to spread a plague through America - a plague that kills its victims and turns them into zombies.Time is running out and Joe has shown he has the abilities they need to lead one of their field teams.And so begins a desperate three-part mission - to contain the zombie outbreaks, to break the terrorist cell responsible and to find the man in their own team who is selling them out to the terrorists.Patient Zero is astonishingly fast moving, incredibily violent and down-right terrifying thriller - a new breed of thriller of techo-thriller that plays on our fears of mad science.
By Stephen King. 1986
King's Classic bestseller about a famous novelist held hostage by his Number One Fan.Misery Chastain is dead. Paul Sheldon has…just killed her - with relief, with joy. Misery has made him rich; she was the heroine of a string of bestsellers. And now he wants to get on to some real writing.That's when the car accident happens, and he wakes up in pain in a strange bed. But it isn't hospital. Annie Wilkes has pulled him from the wreck, brought him to her remote mountain home, splinted and set his mangled legs.The good news is that Annie was a nurse and has pain-killing drugs. The bad news is that she has long been Paul's Number One Fan. And when she finds out what Paul had done to Misery, she doesn't like it. She doesn't like it at all. Paul Sheldon used to write for a living. Now he's writing to stay alive.
By Stephen King. 1974
Stephen King's legendary debut, about a teenage outcast and the revenge she enacts on her classmates, is a Classic. CARRIE…is the novel which set him on the road to the Number One bestselling author King is today.Carrie White is no ordinary girl.Carrie White has the gift of telekinesis.To be invited to Prom Night by Tommy Ross is a dream come true for Carrie - the firststep towards social acceptance by her high school colleagues.But events will take a decidedly macabre turn on that horrifying and endless night as sheis forced to exercise her terrible gift on the town that mocks and loathes her . . .
By Kelley Armstrong. 2005
'Those who appreciate heroines with a good measure of spunk, sass and strong-arm savvy will find this a fun if…fitful read.' - Publishers Weekly'Mesmerizing . . . the 'other-worldly' atmosphere conjured up by Armstrong begins to seem strangely real. Armstrong is a talented and original writer whose inventiveness and sense of the bizarre is arresting.' - The London Free PressEve Levine - half-demon, black witch and devoted mother - has been dead for three years. She has a great house, an interesting love life and can't be killed again - which comes in handy when you've made as many enemies as Eve. Yes, the afterlife isn't too bad - all she needs to do is find a way to communicate with her daughter Savannah and she'll be happy. But fate - or more exactly, the Fates - have other plans. Eve owes them a favour, and they've just called it in. An evil spirit called the Nix has escaped from hell. She feeds on chaos and death, and is very good at persuading people to kill for her. The Fates want Eve to hunt her down before she does any more damage, but the Nix is a dangerous enemy - previous hunters have been sent mad in the process. As if that's not problem enough, it turns out that the only way to stop her is with an angel's sword. And Eve's no angel . . .A brilliant novel of suspense with a supernatural twist - packaged in the stunning new Kelley Armstrong series style.Books by Kelley Armstrong: Women of the Otherworld series Bitten Stolen Dime Store Magic Industrial Magic Haunted Broken No Humans Involved Personal Demon Living with the Dead Frost Bitten Walking the Witch Spellbound Thirteen Nadia Stafford Exit Strategy Made to be Broken Wild JusticeRocktonCity of the LostA Darkness AbsoluteThis Fallen PreyWatcher in the WoodsAlone in the Wild Darkest Powers The Summoning The Awakening The Reckoning Otherworld Tales Men of the Otherworld Tales of the Otherworld Otherworld Nights Otherworld Secrets Otherworld Chills Darkness Rising The Gathering The Calling The Rising Cainsville Omens Visions Deceptions Betrayals Rituals