The Crimson Gate

Author: Whitney A. Miller

Publisher: Flux

ISBN: 9780738742045

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 312

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Harlow Wintergreen, now the new Matriarch of VisionCrest, the powerful religious organization previously led by her father, is trapped inside a Cambodian temple, but she must escape and thwart her double, the evil Isiris, who is masquerading as Harlow in order to bring disease and destruction to the world.
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The Crimson Gate

Author: Henry Gibbs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: China

Page: 287

View: 7551

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The Fatal Gate

The Gates of Good and Evil, Book Two

Author: Ian Irvine

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0356505243

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 7709

The cruel Merdrun, the greatest warriors in the void, have invaded Santhenar but their portal failed, leaving them stranded. They're desperately trying to regain contact with the summon stone so they can reopen the portal and begin the slaughter of humanity. Llian, hurled through another portal, sees the summon stone wake and knows the allies have but one chance to destroy the Merdrun - though it will involve an alchemical quest that has always ended in ruin, a mad invasion in untested sky ships with untrained pilots and the most unequal battle in all the Histories.
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The Summon Stone

The Gates of Good and Evil, Book One

Author: Ian Irvine

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0356505219

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 4625

The Merdrun, cruel warriors blooded by thousands of years of slaughter, are gathering in the void between the worlds. Their long-hidden summon stone is waking, corrupting good people as well as bad, and turning arcane places into magically polluted wastelands. If it is not destroyed it will create a portal and call the Merdrun through. In a nightmare, a nine-year-old girl sees the Merdrun leader - and he sees her. If her parents Karan and Llian are to save their daughter and their world, they must find a way to stop the greatest warrior in the void.
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The Crimson Legion

Prism Pentad

Author: Troy Denning

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

ISBN: 0786961260

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Tyr is free at last! But for how long? The city-state of Tyr has been freed from a thousand years of slavery to the sorcerer-king, but with change comes chaos and Tyr's triumph may be its death-knell. Almost twenty years after Troy Denning first gave readers a taste of the Dark Sun world, it remains one of the most sought-after settings in the Dungeons & Dragons® universe. All five of the Prism Pentad novels will be reissued in deluxe trade paperback editions that will introduce a whole new generation to the magic-blasted deserts of the Dark Sun world! From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Sword of Shadows

Author: Adrian Cole

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1434430413

Category: Fiction

Page: 186

View: 5292

Throughout all universes and dimensions, a great darkness is gathering, forging itself into a monstrous force bent on an all-consuming path of destruction. Against this impending cataclysm stands one man - the enigmatic Voidal, creature of myth and legend, and with him a small band of reluctant followers, themselves god-cursed renegades. Among them are Elfloq the familiar, Orgoom the Blue Gelder, Scyllarza the demoness, and Evergreed, the fallen god. In a Hell-forged alliance, they travel to the very heart of the nightmare omniverse to uncover the last of its frightful secrets. THE SWORD OF SHADOWS, third and climactic volume of the Voidal trilogy, is sword and sorcery in the tradition of the fabulous Dying Earth and Eternal Champion sagas!
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Gallow: The Crimson Shield

Author: Nathan Hawke

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575115092

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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I have been Truesword to my friends, Griefbringer to my enemies. To most of you I am just another Northlander bastard here to take your women and drink your mead, but to those who know me, my name is Gallow. I fought for my king for seven long years. I have served lords and held my shield beside common men. I have fled in defeat and I have tasted victory and I will tell you which is sweeter. Despise me then, for I have slain more of your kin than I can count, though I remember every single face. For my king I will travel to the end of the world. I will find the fabled Crimson Shield so that his legions may carry it to battle, and when Sword and Shield must finally clash, there you will find me. I will not make pacts with devils or bargains with demons for I do not believe in such things, and yet I will see them all around me, in men and in their deeds. Remember me then, for I will not suffer such monsters to live. Even if they are the ones I serve.
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The Crimson Site

Author: Thomas Parker

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595322166

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

View: 1653

The unexplained death of the school district's business manager draws Adam Graham, the new superintendent of the Tempe School District, into a world far removed from his leading a major school district in the education of students. A world filled with conspiracy, political intrigue and violence. Adam is compelled to find the killer of his colleague and to unravel the conspiracy that led to his death. Debbie Barkley, a local attorney, has become friends with Adam. Their relationship turns to love as they work together to solve the mystery. The discovery that the tentacles of organized crime reaches into the school district and threatens his and Debbie's very existence, pushes Adam to increase his efforts to expose the shocking reasons behind the conspiracy and those involved.
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Lancaster Gate

Author: William Lyster

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440189420

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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Following an unexplained murder in Tokyo's largest cosmetics store, John McKay, a British management consultant, is hired to analyze Marallon Cosmetics company's Tokyo business operations. Before his departure for Japan, John's training in Marallon's business activities takes him to Beauregard House, a residential hotel in London's West End, close to the Lancaster Gate. There, he crosses paths with a pretty, photographic fashion model who has been hired to help launch a new line of cosmetics; an American nuclear physicist considering a new research opportunity in the Middle East; a TV voice-over actor looking for romance; and a few other colorful and interesting people. Destiny awaits them all in Beauregard House at London's Lancaster Gate. John becomes involved in the tangled affairs of Madeline Claiborne, a professional model preparing to model Marallon's newest products at London's major department stores. They travel to Cambridge to visit Madeline's grandmother later tour London's sights, but their growing affection for each other is interrupted by his consulting engagement in Tokyo for Marallon Cosmetics. They promise to meet again at the Nelson Column in Trafalgar Square after his work in Japan is completed. Will they meet again or will John return to his previous life?
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Elric: The Sailor on the Seas of Fate

Author: Michael Moorcock

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 057511374X

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Gollancz is very proud to present the author's definitive editions of the saga of Elric, the last emperor of Melniboné. Michael Moorcock and his long-time friend and bibliographer John Davey have collaborated to produce the most consistent and coherent narrative from the disparate novels, novellas, short stories and non-fiction about Elric. From his early life in Melniboné all the way through to his final days, these seven volumes will be the definitive telling of the albino prince's story. Elric is one of the great creations of modern fantasy, and has inspired legions of imitators. If you know his story already, then this definitive edition will finally let you read the entire saga in the author's preferred order. If you've never experienced the chronicles of the albino with the soul-sucking sword, then this is the perfect place to start. Containing stories, novellas, supplementary material and commentary, these editions of Elric are the finest yet.
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The Crimson Cord (Daughters of the Promised Land Book #1)

Rahab's Story

Author: Jill Eileen Smith

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 1441221158

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 4691

Wife to a gambler who took one too many risks, Rahab finds herself sold as a slave to cover her husband's debt. Forced into prostitution by Dabir, counselor to the Syrian king, Rahab despairs of ever regaining her freedom and her self-respect. But when Israelite spies enter Jericho and come to lodge at her house, Rahab sees a glimmer of hope and the opportunity of a lifetime. In one risky moment, she takes a leap of faith, puts her trust in a God she does not know, and vows to protect the spies from the authorities. When the armies of Israel arrive weeks later, Rahab hopes they will keep their promise, but she has no idea what kind of challenges await her outside Jericho's walls--or if she will ever know the meaning of love. Under Jill Eileen Smith's talented hand, the familiar story of Rahab bursts forth in high definition. Readers will find themselves fully immersed in a world of dark and dusty streets, clandestine meetings, and daring escapes as a mysterious biblical figure claims her full humanity--and a permanent place in readers' hearts.
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Midnight at Moonglow’s

The Sword of Destiny

Author: K. C. Sherwood

Publisher: AbbottPress

ISBN: 1458214516

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 202

View: 8595

Casey Parker is having the time of her life leaping in and out of books through her uncle’s magical bookshop, Moonglow’s, when she finds a strange little black book with her name listed in it. Uncle Walt’s name is there too, along with his life story and that of every other owner the bookshop has ever had. As Casey and Uncle Walt begin to investigate the mysterious rhymes contained in the book, Uncle Walt becomes permanently trapped in a book—and it’s up to Casey to find a way to free him. Throughout her journey to free Uncle Walt, Casey faces untold dangers in fantastic locations, from the lost city of Atlantis to ancient Egypt to medieval England, and even to a pirate utopia called Libertalia. She must search for a protective amulet, the all-powerful Moonstone, and ultimately the Sword of Destiny, which she’ll need in the final battle to break the spell that’s holding her uncle captive. But, even with the guidance of a mystical fortune teller in the real world, will Casey be brave enough to fight this evil force on her own? Or will her uncle remain trapped in Atlantis forever? The Sword of Destiny is the sequel to Midnight at Moonglow’s, which won the Writer’s Digest Mark of Quality award and an honorable mention in the Los Angeles Book Festival Winner of the bronze medal for best book series in the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards.
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The Crimson Ribbon

Author: Katherine Clements

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472204212

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Based on the real figure of the fascinating Elizabeth Poole, The Crimson Ribbon is the mesmerising story of two women's obsession, superstition and hope. May Day 1646: Ruth Flowers finds herself suddenly, brutally, alone. Forced to flee the household of Oliver Cromwell, the only home she has ever known, Ruth takes the road to London, and there is given refuge by Lizzie Poole. Beautiful and charismatic, Lizzie enthrals the vulnerable Ruth, who binds herself inextricably to her world. But Ruth is still haunted by fears of her past catching up with her. And as Lizzie's radical ideas escalate, Ruth finds herself carried to the heart of the country's conflict, to the trial of a king.
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The Crimson Battle Axe

Author: Curtis Oddo

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1257381636

Category: Fiction

Page: 230

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The Crimson Battle Axe, a sword-and-sorcery hero story about justice versus vengeance, love versus apathy, forgiveness versus bitterness, and good versus evil. Throughout the story tough choices must be made by the main characters--they must choose the right path while constantly challenged by doubts and dark forces working against them. Through fantastic battles and tender moments, with humor and unlikely friendship, five travelers follow their destiny on an amazing quest. Cover by Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell
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The Crimson Tempest

The End of Times

Author: Stacy A. Wright

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496943856

Category: Fiction

Page: 254

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The Crimson Tempest introduces the next characters to join in the battle to save humanity from the end of times. Natalya Volokov is thrust into a destiny, not remembering her past. Because of that, she can’t pursue her future without knowing who she is, and where she came from. As a child of the cold war, she will learn who the true heroes were, and who the villains that pursue her are, all to save humanity from the threat of darkness.
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Peach Blossom Pavillion

Author: Mingmei Yip

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 1617739081

Category: Fiction

Page: 433

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A Chinese woman recalls her youthful years as a courtesan in this historical novel that offers a “vivid account of the forgotten past” (Chun Yu, author of Little Green). In a sunny California apartment, a young woman and her fiancé arrive to record her great-grandmother’s story. It is the story of a girl, Xiang Xiang, who rose from a childhood of shame to become one of the most successful courtesans in early twentieth-century China—under the name Precious Orchid. After Xiang Xiang’s father is falsely accused of a crime, he is executed, leaving his family a legacy of dishonor. Her mother’s only option is to enter a Buddhist nunnery, so she gives her daughter over to the care of her sister in Shanghai. At first, life at Peach Blossom Pavilion feels like a dream. Surrounded by exotic flowers, murmuring fountains, colorful fishponds, and bamboo groves, Precious Orchid sees herself thriving. She is schooled in music, literature, painting, calligraphy, and, to her innocent surprise, the art of pleasuring men. For the beautiful Pavilion hides its darker purpose as an elite house of prostitution. And even as she commands the devotion of China’s most powerful men, Precious Orchid never gives up on her dream to escape, reunite with her mother, avenge her father’s death, and find true love. As the richest, most celebrated Ming Ji—or “prestigious courtesan”—in all of China, she just might have her way, even if it comes with a devastating price. Sweeping in scope and stunning in its evocation of China, Peach Blossom Pavilion is a remarkable novel with an unforgettable heroine at the heart of its powerful story. “Riveting . . . A rare peek into an exotic culture that is thrilling, captivating, and moving.” —Shobhan Bantwal, author of The Dowry Bride “In the sure voice of Precious Orchid, Mingmei Yip recounts thirteen tumultuous years of Chinese history: vicious politics, pristine piety and heartrending scandal, framed in the classical arts. She writes with a painter’s fastidious eye and the irresistible energy of grand storytelling. The pages just turn themselves.” —Neal Chandler, director, Creative Writing Program of Cleveland State University “Peach Blossom Pavilion, story of the last geisha in China, is told with amazing insight as if the author had lived in the tumultuous China of a century ago. Through her beautiful, lucid prose, Mingmei brings modern Western readers into the mysterious world of the cultivated courtesan.” —Hannelore Hahn, founder and executive director, International Women’s Writing Guild
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Through a Crimson Veil

Author: Patti O'Shea

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780505526472

Category: Fiction

Page: 369

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In Crimson City, the only thing more dangerous than the gate to the demon underworld is the man with the key--and the woman who is sent to get it from him. Original.
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Opening the Dragon Gate

The Making of a Modern Taoist Wizard

Author: Chen Kaiguo,Zheng Shunchao

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 146290288X

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 4187

This authorized biography of the contemporary Taoist expert Wang Liping (1949 -) tells the true story of his apprenticeship in Taoist wizardry, as well as Taoist principles and secrets of inner transformation. The 18th-generation transmitter of Dragon Gate Taoism, Wang Liping is heir to a tradition of esoteric knowledge and practice accumulated and refined over eleven centuries. This is the first English translation by noted writer Thomas Cleary of the authorized biography by two longtime disciples of this living master of the Dragon Gate branch of the Complete Reality school of Taoism, which integrated Buddhism and Confucianism into a comprehensive new form of Taoism.
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World Beyond the Maelstrom Gate

Author: Christopher J. Moneymaker,Ellick Bottoms

Publisher: Christopher Moneymaker

ISBN: 1620504618

Category:

Page: N.A

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SORCERER In The Mist: A Secret In Ember

Author: Anthony Parker

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 1468942557

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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This tale is for a reader of high fantasy intrigued by the mysticism of the ancients – one who is constantly seeking or just wants a legend that plays a role in shaping true belief and core thought – it is a doctrine speaking to the soul offered within the body of a tale of Astral traveling, enlightenment and success – The sword of heaven is a passage in itself and the Great opal gate is burning before the altar of the oracle will you find the truths and unlock the lore a legend of the phoenix and other earthbound tales have been fitted within the story to complete a picture of glory Are you ready to journey into the astral sky and find the mastery within your guiding light? Are your dreams ready to take flight? Following the story is just one part of the lore and is the light and dark. A journey of the soul and lasting belief a sweeping single thought of eons past that passes into levels beyond reality to form the great ancestral image – Demons and witches sage and spirit devise the lore of the mind…A legend for the age of the soul and the rite of the spirit’s eternal dawn This work is unlike any other and holds spiritual truth as well as a resting place in deep imagination. The power of the legend will awaken you.
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