Humanity's at risk - again - and we need a special kind of secret agent to save our collective arses . . . so step up Eddie Drood! During World War II, the Droods made a pact with some nasty buggers from another dimension known as the Loathly Ones, in order to defeat the Nazis. But once the war was won and the pact was fulfilled, the Loathly Ones decided that they liked this world too much to leave, and the Droods are the only thing stopping them from world domination. Unfortunately, it seems that Eddie may not be able to trust every member of his family, and if he chooses the wrong horse to back, everything he - and the rest of humanity - holds dear will go up in smoke. Daemons are Forever is the second book in the Secret History series from the New York Times bestselling author of The Man with the Golden Torc.
A richly illustrated tapestry of interwoven studies spanning some six thousand years of history, Dæmons Are Forever is at once a record of archaic contacts and transactions between humans and protean spirit beings—dæmons—and an account of exchanges, among human populations, of the science of spirit beings: dæmonology. Since the time of the Indo-European migrations, and especially following the opening of the Silk Road, a common dæmonological vernacular has been shared among populations ranging from East and South Asia to Northern Europe. In this virtuoso work of historical sleuthing, David Gordon White recovers the trajectories of both the “inner demons” cohabiting the bodies of their human hosts and the “outer dæmons” that those same humans recognized each time they encountered them in their enchanted haunts: sylvan pools, sites of geothermal eruptions, and dark forest groves. Along the way, he invites his readers to reconsider the potential and promise of the historical method in religious studies, suggesting that a “connected histories” approach to Eurasian dæmonology may serve as a model for restoring history to its proper place at the heart of the discipline of the history of religions.
[Siren Classic: Erotic Fantasy Romance, demons, HEA] "Please send me a sexy hunk, someone really tall and handsome who will love me forever. Let the sparks fly and the attraction go way off the scale and let me fall in love with him." Eliza Walters never expected anything to happen when she made her wish. But, when an extremely handsome man follows her home and asks her to let him into her home, she seems powerless to resist. He tells her he is a Greek Daemon, sent to her by Greek Gods in answer to her wish. Eliza finds it hard to believe him, still, she cannot deny the attraction and sparks that fly between them. Oh, and then there is the little green demon, Krisk. Throw in a penchant for sorting M&Ms into colours, a few Greek Gods who enjoy hanging out with her, and dozens of cats, and you have the ingredients for a crazy romp. Note: This book is written in one point of view. Note: This book is written in first-person point of view. ** A Siren Erotic Romance
Twice upon a time, Prince Rupert and Princess Julia saved the Forest Kingdom. They have earned the right to live happily ever after. But there’s a blue moon on the rise.... Hawk and Fisher, famous for their years of keeping the peace in Haven, are really quite happy being legends. They gave up the hero business when they decided they’d grown too old for it. Now they run the Hero Academy, training young hopefuls to be heroes. Legends never die, but it seems they cannot retire, either. Hawk and Fisher’s adult children, Jack and Gillian, have been kidnapped. They were taken by the Demon Prince, an old enemy from the Forest Kingdom who challenges the couple to one final battle for their lives. But Hawk and Fisher believe there’s another motive behind the abductions, one connected to a case they worked in Haven many years ago—a case they refuse to discuss. They have no choice but to return to the Forest Kingdom, to be Prince Rupert and Princess Julia one last time in one last story—of the kind of things that happen only once in a blue moon....
Call me Drood, Eddie Drood. Some know me as Shaman Bond but most don't want to know me at all - especially when I'm in need of help. Not everybody appreciates what the Droods do, which means an endless succession of assassination attempts and very few people to rely on. Things have been especially tough for Eddie recently - his parents are missing in action, his grandfather has been murdered and the future of his family lies in the iron grasp of the Lady Faire, an incredibly seductive, dangerous, and powerful being. She possesses an ancient object that can save the Droods, so, of course, Eddie needs to steal it from her. Easier said than done . . . Property of a Lady Faire is the eighth and final title in New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green's Secret Histories series featuring Eddie Drood.
My name is Drood, Eddie Drood, but I should probably change that. My family has cast me out, but that doesn't mean the fight is over. Unfortunately, Eddie's had a falling out with his nearest and dearest - some of whom were trying to kill him, so he has a valid excuse. Now, he and his true love (and powerful witch), Molly Metcalf, are now in the employ of The Department of the Uncanny. Their Extremely Important Assignment is to attend Casino Infernale, an annual event held by the Shadow Bank, financiers of all global supernatural crime. Their mission: rig the game and bring the corrupt corporation crashing down. But at Casino Infernale, the stakes are high indeed - the winner takes all and the losers give up their souls . . . Casino Infernale is the seventh title in New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green's Secret History series featuring Eddie Drood.
The name is Drood, Eddie Drood - and yes, I'm now the last. Recently, my family was wiped out, but I will get them back. Eddie recently suffered a slight case of death, but thanks for Molly, his best girl (who also happens to be a powerful witch), he managed to get over that right quick. Unfortunately, his family wasn't so lucky - his family home, Drood Hall, was destroyed in his absence, and all of his relatives were killed. He's not fond of being the Last Drood, but he soon realises that things aren't exactly as they appeared. The home wasn't destroyed; it was caught in a dimension engine, sending Drood Hall and everyone inside it into an alternate Earth, and replacing it with a burnt-out dopplegänger. Eddie's family is out there - somewhere! - all he has to do is find them. Live and Let Drood is the sixth title in New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green's Secret History series featuring Eddie Drood.
Eddie Drood's clan has been protecting mankind for centuries - and now he's supposed to be in charge. But nothing is ever easy for Shaman Bond. Legendary Independent Agent Alexander King is on his deathbed, and he's looking to bestow all his wisdom - and his priceless secrets - to a worthy successor. To decide who that's going to be, King has summoned six of the best - including Eddie, of course - to give them his orders: The first to solve all five great mysteries is the winner. He figures that by the time they've finished backstabbing and betraying each other, there'll be just one man - or woman - left. Unsurprisingly, Eddie must be the last man standing, as King holds a secret that is extremely important to the Droods - the identity of the traitor in their midst . . . The Spy Who Haunted Me is the third book in the Secret History series by New York Times bestselling author of Daemon's are Forever.
Third in the paranormal detective series Evan Davis and his partners, Brad and Lily, attract the jobs no other detective can handle-cases with a dangerous, otherworldly slant. But no one is better equipped for this because Lily and Brad are powerful daemon lords, and Evan is Brad's half-daemon son. Now, however, the trio face a real challenge---involving armies of daemons, and wealthy mortals who have delved far too deeply into the dark arts...
The authors apply Buddhist principles to modern fantasy writing, including the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, Philip Pullman, and Ursula K. Le Guin, among others. Original.
Daniel Suarez’s New York Times bestselling debut high-tech thriller is “so frightening even the government has taken note” (Entertainment Weekly). Daemons: computer programs that silently run in the background, waiting for a specific event or time to execute. They power almost every service. They make our networked world possible. But they also make it vulnerable... When the obituary of legendary computer game architect Matthew Sobol appears online, a previously dormant daemon activates, initiating a chain of events that begins to unravel our interconnected world. This daemon reads news headlines, recruits human followers, and orders assassinations. With Sobol’s secrets buried with him, and as new layers of his daemon are unleashed, it’s up to Detective Peter Sebeck to stop a self-replicating virtual killer before it achieves its ultimate purpose—one that goes far beyond anything Sebeck could have imagined...
Poetry. This is the first offering from Futurepoem Books, a new publishing collaborative dedicated to presenting innovative works of contemporary poetry and prose. "A prophetic ferocity joins visceral appetite in Garrett Kalleberg's powerful new collection; spirit and matter couple to spawn a ravishing anxiety, a beautiful disaster...For thosewho wish to go where poetry is rendered as a limitless limit, fretted withknowings and unknowings and their generative inquisitions. Once again, thelife of the mind finds its avatar"—Ann Lauterbach.
If you had complete freedom from all obligations, both personal and financial, and thousands of options lying ahead of you, how would you decide which one to pursue? This is the position Chris Coupland finds himself in on a frigid New Year's morning, when his relationship with Hope ends abruptly. From loss and confusion through success and reconciliation, his choices and the resulting journey may surprise you. Avoiding demons and chasing dreams, his search for Hope or even just hope will be the catalyst for the change he never knew he needed. His challenge now is to decide which path to take, and whether to take that path alone or with someone.
The epic battle joined in EVER Part One: The War in the Waste continues in the second volume of Felicity Savage's groundbreaking trilogy, The Daemon in the Machine. Fleeing the trap laid for them by the treacherous David Burns, Crispin and Mickey strike out for Okimako, where Mickey is reunited with the family he abandoned to join the Disciples. Crispin struggles to reconcile his apocryphal visions with the political realities of Okimako. Meanwhile, on the far side of the continent, Rae faces the appalling truth about the cult to which she has attached herself. Kirekune is winning the war in the Wraithwaste, but a Significant victory will have terrible consequences for humans and daemons alike.
Geo and his comrades finally get to the bottom of the plot to frame him as a daemon sympathizer. The bad news? Now that the cat's out of the bag, the bad guys have no reason to hold back! The daemon king launches an offensive, and only the middle-aged man turned max-level wizard stands between him and the rest of Sedia!
The administrator's guide to understanding Linux routing systems and techniques, written by authors with vast experience in implementing network solutions in a variety of operating systems and hardware arenas. The book provides comprehensive, coverage of routing solutions readers can set up on a Linux box, not just a look at what Cisco routers can do.
HIS DARK MATERIALS IS SOON TO BE AN HBO ORIGINAL SERIES STARRING DAFNE KEEN, RUTH WILSON, JAMES McAVOY, AND LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA! The modern fantasy classic that Entertainment Weekly named an “All-Time Greatest Novel” and Newsweek hailed as a “Top 100 Book of All Time.” Philip Pullman takes readers to a world where humans have animal familiars and where parallel universes are within reach. Lyra is rushing to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule. North, where the Gobblers take the children they steal—including her friend Roger. North, where her fearsome uncle Asriel is trying to build a bridge to a parallel world. Can one small girl make a difference in such great and terrible endeavors? This is Lyra: a savage, a schemer, a liar, and as fierce and true a champion as Roger or Asriel could want. But what Lyra doesn't know is that to help one of them will be to betray the other... A masterwork of storytelling and suspense, Philip Pullman's award-winning The Golden Compass is the first in the His Dark Materials series, which continues with The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass. A #1 New York Times Bestseller Winner of the Guardian Prize for Children's Fiction Published in 40 Countries "Arguably the best juvenile fantasy novel of the past twenty years." —The Washington Post "Very grand indeed." —The New York Times "Pullman is quite possibly a genius." —Newsweek Don't miss Philip Pullman's epic new trilogy set in the world of His Dark Materials! ** THE BOOK OF DUST ** La Belle Sauvage The Secret Commonwealth
The national bestselling Black Jewels trilogy established award-winning Anne Bishop as an author whose "sublime skill...blends the darkly macabre with spine-tingling emotional intensity, mesmerizing magic, lush sensuality, and exciting action."* Now the saga continues-with four all-new adventures of Jaenelle and her kindred.