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The New Newbridge Academy has a strange, storied history and a gothic atmosphere, and since Noh's aunt is a teacher there, it's where Noh will be spending the summer while her father travels for work. Noh, slightly eccentric herself, enjoys exploring the campus, but things get spooky when she meets several other children near an old burned-out dormitory. There shouldn't be students around in the summer, right? But these kids turn out to be ghosts, and they need Noh's help. She is the only "realie" who can see them--and, now that the ghosts have started to disappear, the only one who can save them.
Calliope Reaper-Jones is Death's Daughter. She owes a debt to Cerberus, the three headed dog that guards the gate's of hell-a debt that involves a trip to Purgatory, Las Vegas, ancient Egypt, and a discount department store that's more frightening than any supernatural creature she'll ever encounter.
Buffy fans will go wild!SHE WAS TARA ON BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER. Now she's the author of Ace's hottest new series-- killer novels featuring Calliope Reaper-Jones, who doesn't want to be daddy's little girl anymore... View our feature on Amber Benson's Death's Daughter. Calliope Reaper-Jones so just wanted a normal life: buying designer shoes on sale, dating guys from Craig's List, web-surfing for organic dim-sum for her boss... But when her father--who happens to be Death himself--is kidnapped, and the Devil's Protege embarks on a hostile takeover of the family business, Death, Inc., Callie returns home to assume the CEO mantle-- only to discover she must complete three nearly impossible tasks in the realm of the afterlife first.
Even death could not stop Britain's greatest defenders.In 1838, William and Tamara Swift inherit a startling legacy from their dying grandfather, transforming them into the Protectors of Albion, mystical defenders of the soul of England. But the shocked, neophyte sorcerers also inherit unique allies in their battle against the dark forces. Fighting alongside them are the famous-even infamous-Ghosts of Albion: Lord Byron, Queen Bodicea, and Lord Admiral Nelson.When strange and hideous creatures appear in the slums of London, an unholy plague threatens to launch an epic battle that may rage all the way to Buckingham Palace . . . and beyond. Time is running out as William and Tamara must learn whether their friends will stand beside them, or seduce and betray them.From Amber Benson, known for her dramatic portrayal of Tara in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Christopher Golden, Bram Stoker Award--winning author of The Shadow Saga and Wildwood Road, comes a vengeful tale of demons, vampires, and ghosts set in nineteenth-century London. Based on the smash BBC Web series that took England by storm, Ghosts of Albion is a horror adventure laced with dark humor and darker lusts.From the Trade Paperback edition.
"A fabulously entertaining combination of Victorian conventions, sensuous undertones, and some seriously evil magic."-Charlaine Harris, author of Dead to the World, on Ghosts of Albion: AccursedBefore you can save Albion, you must destroy the poison in its black heart.William and Tamara Swift's newfound sorcerous powers as Protectors of Albion pale before the demonic forces threatening Britannia. But William and Tamara have formidable allies in Lord Byron, Queen Bodicea, and Lord Admiral Nelson-England's noble, notorious Ghosts of Albion.Responding to a plea from Cornwall, Tamara discovers that the rumors of young women, both human and fairy, vanishing without a trace are horribly true. Instead of hard clues, she uncovers only whispers of witches, infernal abductions, and a pyre of innocents planned for the solstice. Indeed, Tamara has never faced a more dangerous task-for the legendary land of King Arthur's Camelot also harbors dark, bloody deeds and a waking evil. Soon nothing, not even mighty Albion, will be safe from the deadly peril.Amber Benson, who immortalized Tara in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Christopher Golden, Bram Stoker Award--winning author of the Shadow Saga, have created a voluptuous, twisted thriller. Based on the BBC Web series that became a smash hit in England, Ghosts of Albion: Witchery brings to life a sizzling, ninteenth century world of fiends, phantoms, and spine-tingling terror.Praise for Ghosts of Albion: Accursed"Demons, bodice-ripping passion, and some good old murky London gloom; all one can ask for in a dark night's reading."-Kirkus Reviews"Equal doses of dark humor and genuine horror."-Library JournalFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
Meet Amber Benson's "authentically original creation" (Locus)... My name is Calliope Reaper-Jones (Callie to my friends). I'm Death's Daughter and--as of very recently--the (reluctant) head of my father's company, Death, Inc. I was gradually learning how to be a businesswoman. Had the power suits and shoes down, though the day to day was slow going. Then I was blindsided by Enemies Unknown and sent off to I-don't-know-where. Not a good thing. Now not only must my friends and family be frantic, but without a CEO, Death, Inc., can't function. With the newly deceased left free to roam the Earth, it's the zombie apocalypse come true. I've got to get back--for my sake and the sake of, oh, all humanity...
All Calliope Reaper-Jones ever wanted out of life was a fabulous job in New York City and a really hot boyfriend. But now, she's the brand-new President of Death, Inc. With the Board of Death breathing down her neck and her dad's copy of How to be Death (A Fully Annotated Guide) unopened, Callie's really feeling the tension. And when the guide book is stolen at a fancy formal dinner, Callie has to figure out how to be the boss--before the powers held within the book get out and destroy humanity forever...
Calliope just wants to make it big in the Big Apple like any other working girl. But Callie is also Death's Daughter, no matter how much she tries to stay out of the family business. And now her older sister has made a deal with the Devil himself to engage in a hostile takeover of both Death Inc. and Heaven-once they get Callie out of the way.
A strange whistling can be heard throughout the town of Kingsbury. Accompanying this sound is the appearance of large black dogs. Rose's beloved grandfather has just died and terrible things are happening to people throughout the town. Desperately searching for answers, Rose soon learns a terrifying legend about the mysterious creatures. "Seven hounds were dispatched from Hell to seek the Devil's due, to collect the souls of men who were damned for dreadful cowardice in the face of death. It's said that should all seven hounds ever gather in one location, it will spell the end of the world as we know it... Will Rose be able to stop The Whistlers?
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