A magical, whimsical, and heart-soaring collection of angelic poetry from two award-winning literary masters Acclaimed novelist Nancy Willard and World Fantasy Award and Nebula Award–winning author and editor Jane Yolen collaborate on this magnificent anthology of their original poetry. For years the 2 friends and literary colleagues have shared a mutual fascination with God’s winged messengers and exchanged angel poems—some reverent, some witty, some sweet, some biting, and each one a miraculous invention. Now these wondrous flights of angelic fancy are gathered together in a singular collection of breathtaking verse. Rooted in the Christian and Hebrew traditions, these brief, lyrical masterworks celebrate the heavenly beings that have flown through our collective imagination for centuries: Gabriel and the archangel Michael, the fallen Lucifer and the Angel of Death. In rich and sumptuous poetry, the authors muse on angels’ flight, feathers, faith, writing on pinheads, and the glory and inconvenience of having wings. To luxuriate in Yolen and Willard’s poetic words, ideas, and unforgettable images is to truly fly among angels.
“And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.” [Revelation 17:10]
The Devil knows he is the sixth ruler and is due to be replaced. His worshipers help him create a powerful finger ring, which makes him easily torture and kill people. With this he can destroy his successor.
The Devil’s sister is secretly planning his downfall but his successor, Ashley, is a timid, downtrodden man bullied by his mother.
How does she change Ashley?
How does the Devil kill people with a ring?
How did she make Satan, the fifth ruler of Hell, disappear and where did he go?
And why was a man called Dalton allowed to escape Hell and then get involved?
Depressed and at a crossroads following the death of his boyfriend, Drew Lawson dropped out of the cutthroat corporate world and started his own dog walking business.
Pups and Leashes is off to a running start when Drew meets Kyle Bradley. Rich and successful, Kyle is everything Drew rejected after Steven's death. But suddenly saddled with his five-year old nephew as well as a rambunctious new puppy, Kyle is floundering. And Drew can't resist coming to the rescue.
Before long, friendship turns to passion, but Drew is still guilty over Steven's death and afraid to embark on a relationship with someone who comes from the shallow world he rejected and left behind.
A timeless tale of ordinary terror. Josef K’s thirty-fifth birthday begins with a knock on his door. Three sinister agents have arrived from an unidentified agency to arrest him for unidentified crimes. But this is no birthday prank – this is life or death. So begins K’s dark descent into a waking nightmare of bizarre humiliations and compulsive procedures.
Young Emmanuelle Pallavicini, son of the owner of some real estate, is kidnapped to get his family's assets. The dificulties that arise to get the ransom make the criminals mad and they decide to punish the young man sexually by abusing him.
However, the relationship that grows with one of the thugs will offer young Emmanuelle his only opportunity to escape.