The future of mankind is in the hands of one woman—but only she can See it.
Undercover operative Lily Thatcher breaks protocol while trying to clear her boyfriend from a wrongful accusation of murder. In her journey for the truth, Lily is dragged away to Zion, a once beautiful world that is now a desolate wasteland.
Over the last five hundred years, Timur Demyan has used his ungodly powers to decimate countless empires. Today the immortal villain stands as CEO of CyberBolt Entertainment, the company that developed the first surgically installed augmented reality gaming platform. The popular game DarkForce can be played virtually anywhere, and gamers gain greater incentives by utilizing one of the many indoor arenas available in most major cities.
But DarkForce has been patterned after the world of Zion, and the augmented reality platform has been built from the same ancient technology that transported the missing lands of Enoch and Babylon to Zion. For the past several centuries the inhabitants of those doomed lands have provided The Leviathan with an easy food source, but now the loathsome creature is starving.
Lily has only just begun to unlock her innate Seer abilities that allow her to witness past, present and potential future events after she overcame certain death. With a sentient dragon by her side, will her powers be enough to stop Timur and prevent Earth's apocalyptic fate?
From the author of the bestselling A Reliable Wife comes a dramatic, passionate tale of a glamorous Southern debutante who marries for money and ultimately suffers for love—a southern gothic as written by Dominick Dunne.
It begins with a house and ends in ashes . . .
Diana Cooke was "born with the century" and came of age just after World War I. The daughter of Virginia gentry, she knew early that her parents had only one asset, besides her famous beauty: their stately house, Saratoga, the largest in the commonwealth, which has hosted the crème of society and Hollywood royalty. Though they are land-rich, the Cookes do not have the means to sustain the estate. Without a wealthy husband, Diana will lose the mansion that has been the heart and soul of her family for five generations.
The mysterious Captain Copperton is an outsider with no bloodline but plenty of cash. Seeing the ravishing nineteen-year-old Diana for the first time, he’s determined to have her. Diana knows that marrying him would make the Cookes solvent and ensure that Saratoga will always be theirs. Yet Copperton is cruel as well as vulgar; while she admires his money, she cannot abide him. Carrying the weight of Saratoga and generations of Cookes on her shoulders, she ultimately succumbs to duty, sacrificing everything, including love.
Luckily for Diana, fate intervenes. Her union with Copperton is brief and gives her a son she adores. But when her handsome, charming Ashton, now grown, returns to Saratoga with his college roommate, the real scandal and tragedy begins.
Reveling in the secrets, mores, and society of twentieth-century genteel Southern life, The Dying of the Light is a romance, a melodrama, and a cautionary tale told with the grandeur and sweep of an epic Hollywood classic.
Based on the translation by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos. With an Introduction by David Stuart Davies.
‘… the shadow turned round; and I saw a terrible death’s-head, which darted a look at me from a pair of scorching eyes. I felt as if I were face to face with Satan…’
Erik, the Phantom of the Paris Opera House, is one of the great icons of horror literature. This tormented and disfigured creature has made his home in the labyrinthine cellars of this opulent building where he can indulge in his great passion for music, which is a substitute for the love and emotion denied him because of his ghastly appearance.
It is in the Opera House that he encounters Christine Daaé whom he trains in secret to become a great singer. Erik’s passionate obsession with a beautiful woman beyond his reach is doomed and leads to the dramatic tragic finale.
Gaston Leroux’s novel is a marvellous blend of detective story, romance and spine-tingling terror which has fascinated readers ever since the work was first published.
In Riverton Falls, a small New England town, globe-trotting bartender Celeste Fortune stands in her kitchen puzzling over last nights frightening dreama woman at a window, lilacs blowing in the breeze, someones hands tight around her neck. Celeste is sure the dream belongs to someone else. Perhaps she has finally broken through to the collective dreams of Dreamland cult. Hoping her therapist and cult leader will help her untangle it, she heads off into the cold November morning to her final appointment with himor so she hopes. Her estranged fiancé has delivered an ultimatum: Leave the cult of Dreamers, or end their relationship for good.
Instead of help, however, Celeste discovers her therapist dying in a pool of blood, skull stove in by his own healing crystal. His computer, containing the intimate dreams and secrets of half the town, is gone. Suspicion immediately falls on Celeste, known to be a rebellious member of his cult. To clear her name, Celeste enlists the help of her old friend, Gloria, and the two women set out to find the real culprit. But in the middle of their hunt, the stolen dreams seemingly come to life, terrifying the townand Celeste and Gloria become the killers next target.
A founding father of the American conservative movement, Russell Kirk (1918–94) was also a renowned and bestselling writer of fiction. Kirk’s focus was the ghost story, or “ghostly tale” – a “decayed art” of which he considered himself a “last remaining master.” Old House of Fear, Kirk’s first novel, revealed this mastery at work. Its 1961 publication was a sensation, outselling all of Kirk’s other books combined, including The Conservative Mind, his iconic study of American conservative thought. A native of Michigan, Kirk set Old House of Fear in the haunted isles of the Outer Hebrides, drawing on his time in Scotland as the first American to earn a doctorate of letters from the University of St. Andrews. The story concerns Hugh Logan, an attorney sent by an aging American industrialist to Carnglass to purchase his ancestral island and its castle called the Old House of Fear. On the island, Logan meets Mary MacAskival, a red-haired ingénue and love interest, and the two face off against Dr. Edmund Jackman, a mystic who has the island under his own mysterious control. This new edition features an introduction by James Panero, Executive Editor of The New Criterion.
Agatha Bailey has taken up hiking as a distraction. Climbing the wooded trails near her new lake house has helped ease the pain and grief of a recent loss and the stress of new responsibilities.
Afer a hiking accident strands Aggie in the woods overnight, she has an odd but frightening experience on the dark trail. A true crime buff and armchair sleuth, Aggie is naturally curious about what she's seen, but it defies immediate explanation.
When Aggie and her best friend Rider are confronted with a equally eerie encounter, he reluctantly confesses that he saw nothing.
But now, someting has followed her home where the terrifying encounters continue and grow in intensity. When Rider is pulled away, Aggie realizes she's on her own with few options; confront the terror alone or abandon her new home. A home that she loves and has great plans for.
Read Unresolved - The Lights today and discover is Aggie has courage enough to face fear itself and reclaim her home from the dark force intent on driving her away.
St. Regina Academy. Some of them loved it. Vickie Fields hated it.
Tonight, she and six former classmates will sneak into the abandoned school to drink, flirt, and make new memories with old faces.
But someone is waiting for them inside of the school. He wants their blood. He wants their flesh. And he's going to ensure that this night will be a class reunion that no one ever forgets.
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