An archaeology student is transported back to an ancient Ethiopian kingdom where, reborn as a warrior priestess, she must save their civilization from an evil as old as time Archaeology student and expert in African history Tallahassee Mitford has been asked to authenticate some ancient artifacts. But there’s a strange energy emanating from the relics, which, according to legend, can hold the soul of an entire nation. As she examines an ankh, talisman of the Egyptian gods and the key to all life, Tallahassee hears a deafening clap of thunder, followed by total darkness. She awakens to find herself lying under a scorching desert sun, surrounded by ruins and pyramids. She has been kidnapped by the powerful spirits released from the ankh and hurled back in time to a Nubian kingdom in Meroe, a little-known nation that exists in the shadow of Egypt. Reborn as Ashake, a magnificent warrior princess, Tallahassee must help Candace Naldamak, ancient Queen of Meroe, defeat the evil Khasti, who has found a way to pierce the walls between timelines. Ensnared in a power struggle for the throne, guided only by her knowledge of African history and her own free will, Tallahassee will endure a life-threatening trial by fire before she learns the true reason she has been summoned here.
Society was rocked when the Cathedral appointed Allegra, Contessa of Marsina, to negotiate the delicate peace talks between the rebelling mage slaves and the various states. Not only was she a highborn mage, she was a nonbeliever and a vocal objector against the supposed demonic origins of witchcraft. Demons weren’t real, she’d argued, and therefore the subjection of mages was unlawful.
That was all before the first assassination attempt. That was before Allegra heard the demonic shrieks. All before everything changed. Now Allegra and her personal guards race to stabilize the peace before the entire known world explodes into war with not just itself, but with the abyss from beyond.
So much for demons not being real.
The suspense continues in The Conflagration, the third installment in the four-part series that began with occult thriller The Awakening. Reeling from violent attacks, Tara struggles to make sense of an ancient letter that hints she will destroy the world. Then she learns her infant daughter, reputed to have supernatural healing abilities, has been kidnapped, and the woman sent to guard her has disappeared. Tara follows a trail that leads from a psychiatric ward to a Parisian market for religious antiquities. Desperate, Tara turns to a leader of The Brotherhood, a religious order that sees her and her child as the ultimate evil. But her bargain with him only enflames the controversy around her. Denounced by some as a fraud and feared by others, can she find her daughter and harness her own power in time to save those she loves most? The Conflagration is the third installment of the bestselling four-book Awakening supernatural thriller series. The series includes The Awakening (Book 1), The Unbelievers (Book 2), The Conflagration (Book 3), and The Illumination (Book 4).
Once Bitten . . .
One minute Leigh is walking home in the early hours of the morning, and the next a vampire is sinking his teeth into her neck. Turns out it was a rogue vampire marked for termination, but it does Leigh little good because the damage's already been done. She's become one of them.
Lucian Argeneau, hunter of rogue vampires, has been alive for over two thousand years, and there's very little to excite him anymore. Food has become tasteless, sex is ordinary. Then Leigh drops into his life. Suddenly he finds himself craving coffee . . . and imagining the sassy brunette atop the black satin sheets on his nice big bed. It's Lucian's job now to enlighten Leigh on the inner workings of being immortal . . . and tutoring her is igniting a fire in him that hasn't burned in centuries.
But until they stop a renegade bloodsucker from destroying the human race, passion will have to wait!
Sixteen-year-old Elena Watkins is experiencing her first summer break in Paegeia. A fantasy realm where Dragons and Magic exists.
Six weeks of fun she shared with her two best friends Sammy Leaf, a Fire Tail Dragon and Becky Johnson, a fellow Dragonian. There is only one small problem. Whenever Blake Leaf, The Rubicon, is drunk, he stirs up more than just Elena's blood.
Why....? remains a secret.
“A great adventure . . . So outrageous and so real, one is left speechless.” —Chicago Sun TimesIn Walker Percy’s future America, the country is on the brink of disaster. With citizens violently polarized along racial, political, and social lines, and a fifteen-year war still raging abroad, America is crumbling quickly into ruin. The country’s one remaining hope is Dr. Thomas More, whose “lapsometer” is capable of diagnosing the spiritual afflictions—anxiety, depression, alienation—driving everyone’s destructive and disastrous behavior. But such a potent machine has its pitfalls. As Dr. More soon learns, in the wrong hands, the powerful lapsometer could lead to open warfare, pushing America into anarchy at full-speed.
My name is Dharma Parande, God Mother's Child with a strong Water Elemental. In laymen's terms, Witch.
In my world I'm the normal one. Ivan Westerfield on the other hand, is a Cyber Witch. He doesn't need a computer to do a bit of web surfing. He's anything but normal. So I asked him to help me steal a file from the Computer of a Ceremonial Magician.
It seemed like a good idea...
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