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Nancy and Wren Nickelson, divorced for two years, are still linked together through their two daughters. Nancy, a self-centered, career-oriented, woman, wants independence, while her ex wants a wife and a family in every sense. Can they, with the Lord's help, mend their broken relationship?
No career in modern American letters is at once so brilliant, varied, and controversial as that of Norman Mailer. In a span of more than six decades, Mailer has searched into subjects ranging from World War II to Ancient Egypt, from the march on the Pentagon to Marilyn Monroe, from Henry Miller and Mohammad Ali to Jesus Christ. Now, in The Castle in the Forest, his first major work of fiction in more than a decade, Mailer offers what may be his consummate literary endeavor: He has set out to explore the evil of Adolf Hitler. The narrator, a mysterious SS man who is later revealed to be an exceptional presence, gives us young Adolf from birth, as well as Hitler's father and mother, his sisters and brothers, and the intimate details of his childhood and adolescence. A tapestry of unforgettable characters, The Castle in the Forest delivers its playful twists and surprises with astonishing insight into the nature of the struggle between good and evil that exists in us all. At its core is a hypothesis that propels this novel and makes it a work of stunning originality. Now, on the eve of his eighty-fourth birthday, Norman Mailer may well be saying more than he ever has before.
Back from the dead: the first ever zombie story Before there was Dracula, there was The Castle in Transylvania. In its first new translation in over 100 years, this is the first book to set a gothic horror story, featuring people who may or may not be dead, in Transylvania. In a remote village cut off from the outside world by the dark mountains of Transylvania, the townspeople have come to suspect that supernatural forces must be responsible for the menacing apparitions emanating from the castle looming over them. But a visiting young count scoffs at their fears. He vows to liberate the villagers by pitting his reason against the forces of superstition - until he sees his dead beloved walking the halls of the castle....
A Stradivarius violin is stolen while the Alden children are visiting a castle, now they must find out who has taken it.
Princess Eilonwy hates to leave her friend Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper, and her beloved home, Caer Dallben. Why does she have to go to the Isle of Mona to train as a proper lady when she's already a princess? But Eilonwy soon faces much more than the ordeal of becoming a dignified young maiden, for she possesses magical powers sought by the evil enchantress Queen Achren. When Eilonwy is put under a deep spell, Taran and his companions set out on a dangerous quest to rescue her. Yet how can a lowly Assistant Pig-Keeper hope to stand against the most evil enchantress in all of Prydain? Gurgi, the bard, Kaw and other popular characters from the first two books of the series make appearances. There are also new characters, Rhun, the bumbling, well meaning prince who expects to marry Eilonwy, the huge music loving cat, and the self, centered potion maker who could kill them all.
The Gothic masterwork that revolutionized popular fictionWhen Prince Manfred of Otranto loses his son in a strange and terrifying accident, he fears that an ancient prophecy has come to pass and his family will be stripped of its castle and lands before he can produce a new heir. Desperate to hold on to their power, he decides to divorce his wife and marry Isabella, his son's betrothed. But Isabella escapes into the gloomy passages beneath the castle, and with the help of a young peasant named Theodore, finds sanctuary in a nearby monastery. Manfred threatens to kill Theodore unless Friar Jerome turns the girl over to him. Only a shocking twist of fate can save Isabella and ensure that the Castle of Otranto falls to its rightful heir. An immediate sensation when it was published pseudonymously in 1764, The Castle of Otranto is widely considered to be the first Gothic novel. Rich with romance, spine-tingling suspense, and supernatural horror, the novel profoundly influenced the works of Bram Stoker, Edgar Allan Poe, and Mary Shelley. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
When an armourer has his life's work stolen and sets out to recover it, he stumbles across a plot to stage a coup, directed by the sinister Powers of Ice. The lands of the North and South are on increasingly uneasy terms following their strife-torn foundation. War seems inevitable.
50 immortals, chosen by the emperor lead humanity in an endless war against hordes of ginant insects. Their immortality, conferred on them by the emperror can be taken away if they lose a challange to be part of the circle of 50. Jant, the emperor's drug-addicted messanger, the only man who can fly, tells the story of mankinds savage fight for survival in a uniquely imagined, beautiful fantasy world.
A death, a curse, a ghost, nasty people . . . an excellent new mystery!Intrigue. An eccentric millionaire. A woman's disappearance. A child's skeleton. A ghost. A towering castle. A secret tunnel. All of these and more make up this compelling new mystery novel by award-winning author Curtis Parkinson.When the owner of the castle on Deadman's Island dies, his bizarre will leaves it to three of his friends who hate each other. Dark schemes follow, and the curse of the castle, entrenched forever in local lore, strikes again.Neil, Graham, and Crescent, the main characters from Death in Kingsport, become involved when Graham's Aunt Henrietta, who is bequeathed one-third ownership of the castle, mysteriously disappears.Has she gone on a trip, as some insist, or is there more to the story? Graham, with a sense of foreboding and the help of his friends, is determined to find out before it's too late.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Castle Perilous is a witty, whimsical 250 page fantasy novel first published in 1988 and written by the warmly recognized john DeChancie. This is the first in a series of novels highlighting exciting and bizarre adventures in Lord Incarnadine's castle, a gigantic structure of many towers and labyrinthine passages held together by a mysterious magic spell stone. In Castle Perilous, a former graduate student in philosophy accidentally stumbles into the castle through one of its many portals and discovers that it is inhabited by thieves, intriguing guests, and monsters and surrounded by a besieging army, all of whom have designs on the castle's spell stone and its fabulous treasures. Here is a sampling of the novel's tributes appearing on the preliminary pages: "John DeChancie has written a wild and original fantasy novel. Castle Perilous is just plain nifty!" -Craig Shaw Gardner "Castle Perilous. It's got everything: unremitting action, laughs, and a heart-stopping climax if ever I read one." -Esther Friesner, author of New York by Knight
A young woman is convinced she's living with a murderer among family members, lodgers, and ranch hands in New Mexico. Serena Mallory came to the huge New Mexico ranch of Castle Rock as a twelve-year-old orphan. She grew up as the ward of owner Dan McIntire. Now in her early twenties, Serena watches the ranch's idyllic summer charm disappear when Dan dies in a riding accident. The night before his accident, she overheard him arguing with someone, and since his death, a series of strange accidents has plagued the ranch. Convinced that Dan's accident was anything but, Serena sets out to find the guilty party.
Millie, a ghost for 800 years wants only one man--Jonathan, and he's a zombie. To prove himself, Magician Dor volunteers to get the potion that can restore Jonathan to full life. But he has to go back through time to do it, to a peril-haunted, ancient Xanth, where danger lurks at every turn....From the Paperback edition.
The shadows hold secrets. The Dark World is a place of ice, wind, and fury. A veil of black covers the sky. In all the world, only the Castle shines with light. Tal and Milla are struggling to make it to the Castle, each on a dangerous mission. For Tal, a Chosen, the Castle is home - even though he is not welcome anymore. For Milla, an Icecarl warrior, the Castle is a strange and mysterious place. Her presence is a threat that the Castle dwellers want to stop . . . at any cost. From the deadly Hall of Nightmares to the magical chambers of Tal's great-uncle Ebbitt, Tal and Milla must navigate the Castle without being discovered. Sinister forces are conspiring against them. It will take all their strength to survive.
Castle Perilous is still tottering from last year's battle with the Hosts of Hell, and regaining stability proves a hard balancing act. Before Jeremy can design a program to calm the tremors of the universe, an alternative wicked reality appears that threatens to topple everything! Castle P. must face its evil twin, replete with its own dastardly doppleganger army--with the shadow self ensues as Good and Evil battle it out in the 144,000th dimension!
Phryne Fisher, her sister Beth, and her faithful maid, Dot, decide that Luna Park is the place for an afternoon of fun and excitement with Phryne's two daughters, Ruth and Jane. But in the dusty dark Ghost Train, amidst the squeals of horror and delight, a mummified bullet-studded corpse falls to the ground in front of them. Phryne Fisher's pleasure trip has definitely become business. Digging to the bottom of this longstanding mystery takes her to the country town of Castlemaine where it soon becomes obvious that someone is trying to muzzle her investigations. With unknown threatening assailants on her path, Phryne seems headed for more trouble than usual. Meanwhile, Phryne's lover Lin Chung has his own mystery to solve. Feuding families and lost gold fill his mind until he learns that Phryne herself has become missing treasure.
Orphaned and besieged, Princess Alesandra knew that only hasty marriage to an Englishman could protect her from the turmoil in her own land. To the amusement of her makeshift guardian, Colin, younger brother of the Marquess of Cainewood, the bold raven-haired beauty instantly captivated London society. But when Alesandra was nearly abducted by her unscrupulous countrymen, the fighting instincts that won Colin a knighthood for valor were kindled.Deceiving himself that he wanted only to protect her, Colin swept her into a union meant to be a marriage in name alone...yet Alesandra's tender first kiss and hesitant caress ignited a wildfire in his soul. As the lovely princess dashed headlong into unforseen dangers, Colin would follow, knowing he must claim her as his own forever. Now he would risk life itself before he would lose this sweet, tempestuous angel...
Many places can make a home--a silent cave, a secret den, a silky web, even a sticky honeycomb. Each one is safe and snug and just right for the families who live there. Linda Ashman's spare, lyrical text and Lauren Stringer's sumptuous paintings invite you to explore some of these wonderful homes and see how different--yet alike--they can be.
Orphaned and besieged, Princess Alesandra knew that only hasty marriage to an Englishman could protect her from the turmoil in her own land. To the amusement of her makeshift guardian, Colin, younger brother of the Marquess of Cainewood, the bold raven-haired beauty instantly captivated London society. But when Alesandra was nearly abducted by her unscrupulous countrymen, the fighting instincts that won Colin a knighthood for valor were kindled.<P><P> Deceiving himself that he wanted only to protect her, Colin swept her into a union meant to be a marriage in name alone...yet Alesandra's tender first kiss and hesitant caress ignited a wildfire in his soul. As the lovely princess dashed headlong into unforseen dangers, Colin would follow, knowing he must claim her as his own forever. Now he would risk life itself before he would lose this sweet, tempestuous angel...
One hundred years ago, a little girl died mysteriously. Twenty years ago, another followed. Today, Fall Winters has to find out why. Twenty years ago, another followed. Today, Fall Winters has to find out why. The last person Jake Castle expects to see again is Fall Winters. Twenty years ago, they were been best friends, until her father killed his sister. He left her and his sleepy hometown-and all the memories in it. He didn't want a stroll down memory lane, especially with her. Fall has never believed her father was guilty. He was responsible for a lot of things, but not kidnapping and killing a teenage girl. Now, Fall's own sister is missing under similar circumstances. It looks like she was right. She must find her sister alive and prove the connection between the cases, not to mention her father's innocence. Fall turns to the only person she can trust-Jake. Jake agrees to help Fall on one condition: They never step foot in the ramshackle haunted house that almost left Fall dead when she was ten. Jake wants to believe the ghost they saw that night was a figment of his imagination. But as they delve further into the mystery surrounding the kidnappings, Jake begins to realize there is a connection to the house, and a stronger one with Fall. He knows it's time to face his fears-and the feelings inside his heart that lead him straight to Fall.
Mike Sutherland was surprised to learn that Sam Morgan, of Morgan Construction, was a woman-all woman-but that didn't stop his determination to buy her ailing company. But Sam was equally determined not to sell, and so began a battle of wills that could have only one ending: the triumph of love as they learned to build a dream together.
She was just a child when she was washed ashore on the exotic island of Akora, shipwrecked and orphaned. Now she must make a heartbreaking choice: to reclaim her past--or to face her future with the most powerful man she has ever known. Raised in the fortress kingdom of Akora, Brianna's memories of life before her parents' tragic death at sea are blurred and fleeting. Though embraced by Akora's elite, she longs to know her true identity--and the truth about her haunting fear that she is to blame for her parents' fate. But while the answers lure her to far-off England, a fiery passion she never knew existed may bind her to Akora forever. Handsome and headstrong, Atreus is a powerful warrior whose clan has ruled Akora for centuries. A secret ritual has made him the chosen ruler of his people--and revealed to him a vision of the lovely Brianna as the woman he is meant to marry. Fearing she will never return from her journey, Atreus sets sail to win her. But a treacherous enemy looms, and it will soon fall to the brave couple to unite their hearts and share even their darkest secrets to save not only their burgeoning love--but their very homeland.
The reunion was almost unbearable...Ashley could hardly believe she was actually seeing her son. Circumstances had forced her to give him up at birth seven years earlier to her deceased husband's wealthy Arab family.<P> Now the unexpected sight of Hussein with his uncle, Prince Alain, thoroughly shocked her. No longer was her son an image buried in Ashley's heart: he was there; he was real.<P> And Alain was no longer a memory but as disturbing - and unforgiving - as ever. This time, Ashley resolved, I'm not going to lose either of them.