After an ancient devilish war, when Heaven and Earth were left hanging at the brink of destruction, the aura-based cultivation system became a history and the ability to soar through the heavens became a legend forever.Thousands of years later after an advancement ceremony in the Muyun City, a juvenile genius, Li Mu, was left in despair for his life had hit rock-bottom.With nothing left, he wandered between Life and Death.
Former Agent of death Madeline Black may have been stripped of her wings—but she hasn’t lost her purpose… When Maddy finally killed her father, Azazel, she thought his depraved experiment died with him. But now Chicago has been infested with vampires immune to the effects of the sun, and the bloodbath is worse than she could have ever imagined. While the Agency refuses to interfere with other supernatural courts, Maddy is determined to do everything within her power to save her city—wings or no wings. But when the leader of the vampires requests that she turn herself in or risk more deaths, Maddy becomes a target for the very people she’s trying to save. Left with no other choice, she turns to Lucifer, the one creature who has the power to help her. But her grandfather’s aid has always come at a price…
Nathan Bedlam has managed to free most of the human mages from the Dragon Kings' control, but the struggle against the drake lords has not gone well. With treachery at every turn, Nathan knows that the only hope the rebels have is to seize Penacles, the City of Knowledge. Yet, doing that will require forcing the Gryphon to realize the power within him, a power that may also prove to be the rebellion's downfall.
Thirteen years ago, Jack Winter lay dying in a graveyard. Jack called upon a demon and traded his soul for his life... and now the demon is back to collect its due. But Jack has finally found something to live for. Her name is Pete Caldecott, and because of her, Jack's not going to Hell without a fight. Pete doesn't know about Jack's bargain, but she does know that something bigger and far more dangerous than Jack's demon is growing in the Black. Old gods are stirring and spirits are rising--and Jack doesn't stand a chance of stopping them without Pete's help.
A True Story of Murder and Mesmerism in Belle Epoque Paris
Author: Steven Levingston
Category: True Crime
A delicious true crime account of a murder most gallic—think CSI Paris meets Georges Simenon—whose lurid combination of sex, brutality, forensics, and hypnotism riveted first a nation and then the world. In 1889, the gruesome murder of a lascivious court official at the hands of a ruthless con man and his pliant mistress launched the trial of the century. When Toussaint-Augustin Gouffé entered 3, rue Tronson du Coudray, expecting a delightful assignation with the comely Gabrielle Bompard, he was instead murdered by Gabrielle and her lover, Michel Eyraud. An international manhunt chased the infamous couple from Paris to America’s West Coast, culminating in a sensational trial that investigated the power of hypnosis to possess, control, and even kill. As the inquiry into the guilt or innocence of the woman the French tabloids dubbed the “Little Demon” intensified, the most respected minds in France vehemently debated: Was Gabrielle Bompard the pawn of her mesmerizing lover or simply a coldly calculating murderess capable of killing a man in cold blood?
Kyoya Izayoi is no ordinary high school student -- he's one of the few trained in the martial art of Nenpo, and wields a sword known as "Ashura." Little does he know, the walls between this world and the world of the spirits are getting thinner by day... and when the fault line separating these two worlds collapses, the city of Shinjuku is about to face the most devastating horror the human world has ever known. Kyoya is waiting -- can he stop a world of demons...?
Since the beginning of time, the angelic forces of the High Heavens and the demonic hordes of the Burning Hells have been locked in an eternal conflict for the fate of all Creation. That struggle has now spilled over into Sanctuary -- the world of men. Determined to win mankind over to their respective causes, the forces of good and evil wage a secret war for mortal souls. This is the tale of the Sin War -- the conflict that would forever change the destiny of man.
The battle is over. The war begins. Scorpia City enters a new era. The Androts have fallen and the gangsters rule. The Trackers stand scarred but together, unaware that a new threat stalks them from the shadows of a dying world. A nightmare from Silho's past returns to claim her, driven by an evil more formidable than anything the team has faced before. The Indemeus X has risen. As the team is ripped apart, new alliances are forged, enemies unite and friendships fall apart. Diega and Shawe fight to survive a new and violent world, while Eli ventures into the darkest levels of the city, making a shocking discovery that will change everything. Meanwhile in a forgotten place built on secrets and lies, a city spirals into madness, and hope emerges from the darkness. The Forgotten City is the second book in The Demon War Chronicles. The first book, The Last City, is available now.
Since the beginning of time, the angelic hosts of the High Heavens and the demonic hordes of the Burning Hells have been locked in a struggle for the fate of all Creation. That struggle has now come to the mortal realm...and neither Man nor Demon nor Angel will be left unscathed... Norrec Vizharan has become a living nightmare. While on a quest to find magical treasure, the soldier of fortune discovers an artifact beyond his wildest dreams: the ancient armor of Bartuc, the legendary Warlord of Blood. But the mysterious armor soul. Now, pursued by demons who covet the dark armor for their own devices, Norrec must overcome a bloodlust he can scarcely control and learn the truth about his terrifying curse before he is lost to darkness forever.
Irony and humour have always been used to counter frustration and despair, and to expose double standards. In these ten sharply Polished stories, Mandishona explores the dark comedy that lies just beneath the surface of tragedy in Zimbabwean society in the last decade. His perceptions leave few untouched: politicians, new farmers, exiles, Stranded queues and inflation that renders the currency worthless... Truth and morality are dispensable in a society where wealth is rewarded with respect, integrity marred by untruth, rumour displaces fact, and power is only interested in its own survival. Mandishona holds a mirror up to reality and without equivocation asks us to look at what is real: the likeness or the distortion and what it is we want to see.