Author : Michael Crichton
Publisher : Vintage
ISBN 13 : 0307816435
Total Pages : 288 pages
Book Rating : 4.0/5 (781 download)
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Download or read book Eaters of the Dead written by Michael Crichton and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2012-05-14 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes an epic tale of unspeakable horror. It is 922 A.D. The refined Arab courtier Ibn Fadlan is accompanying a party of Viking warriors back to their home. He is appalled by their customs—the gratuitous sexuality of their women, their disregard for cleanliness, and their cold-blooded sacrifices. As they enter the frozen, forbidden landscape of the North—where the day’s length does not equal the night’s, where after sunset the sky burns in streaks of color—Fadlan soon discovers that he has been unwillingly enlisted to combat the terrors in the night that come to slaughter the Vikings, the monsters of the mist that devour human flesh. But just how he will do it, Fadlan has no idea.
Download or read book Eaters of the Dead written by Michael Crichton and published by . This book was released on 1992 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A 10th century Arab diplomat is kidnapped by Vikings and forced to confront the ultimate horror ....
Download or read book Necronomicon written by Donald Tyson and published by Llewellyn Worldwide. This book was released on 2012-04-08 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Anyone familiar with H. P. Lovecraft's work knows of the Necronomicon, the black magic grimoire he invented as a literary prop in his classic horror stories. There have been several attempts at creating this text, yet none stand up to Lovecraft's own descriptions of the Necronomicon...until now. Fans of Lovecraftian magic and occult fiction will delight in Donald Tyson's Necronomicon, based purely within Lovecraft's own fictional universe, the Cthulhu Mythos. This grimoire traces the wanderings of Abdul Alhazred, a necromancer of Yemen, on his search for arcane wisdom and magic. Alhazred's magical adventures lead him to the Arabian desert, the lost city of Irem, ruins of Babylon, lands of the Old Ones, and Damascus, where he encounters a variety of strange creatures and accrues necromantic secrets.
Download or read book Eaters of the dead written by Aḥmad Ibn-Faḍlān and published by . This book was released on 1976 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Eaters of the Dead written by Michael Crichton and published by . This book was released on 1977 with total page 217 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century. Volume First(-third). By J. H. M. D'Aubigné, ... Translated by H. White. (Volume Fourth. By J. H. M. D'Aubigné, ... Assisted in the Preparation of the English Original by H. White. Volume Fifth ... Translated by H. White.) written by Jean Henri MERLE D'AUBIGNÉ and published by . This book was released on 1853 with total page 566 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Horrible Harry Goes Cuckoo written by Suzy Kline and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2010-06-10 with total page 49 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It’s a horrible day for Harry: a classmate is calling him names; his library book is overdue; he’s last in line for a turn to be the Room 3B VIP. Worst of all, it’s cold and icy outside again, which means no outdoor recess. It’s all too much for Harry—he starts to go cuckoo! Fortunately, there is a solution to Harry’s problems . . . but it comes from a very unexpected source.
Download or read book The Medieval Hero on Screen written by Martha W. Driver and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2004-07-01 with total page 277 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Few figures have captured Hollywood's and the public's imagination as completely as have medieval heroes. Cast as chivalric knight, warrior princess, "alpha male in tights," or an amalgamation, and as likely to appear in Hong Kong action flicks and spaghetti westerns as films set in the Middle Ages, the medieval hero on film serves many purposes. This collection of essays about the medieval hero on screen, contributed by scholars from a variety of disciplines, draws upon a wide range of movies and medieval texts. The essays are grouped into five sections, each with an introduction by the editors: an exploration of historic authenticity; heroic children and the lessons they convey to young viewers; medieval female heroes; the place of the hero's weapon in pop culture; and teaching the medieval movie in the classroom. Thirty-two film stills illustrate the work, and each essay includes notes, a filmography, and a bibliography. There is a foreword by Jonathan Rosenbaum, and an index is included. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
Download or read book Chants to Persephone written by Jennifer Macaire and published by Accent Press Ltd. This book was released on 2018-11-01 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the fifth book in the Time For Alexander series, the Oracle of Amon tells Alexander he must go to the Land of Ice and Snow, so they leave their home in Alexandria and head north, to Gaul. But the Thief of Souls not only captured Alexander’s soul. He also wants Paul, and the druids have raised an army to capture him. In the heart of winter, in ancient Gaul, a terrible sacrifice is made to Persephone, goddess of the Underworld – and Ashley finds herself taking part in a deadly ceremony.
Download or read book The Gates of Dawn written by Robert Newcomb and published by Random House. This book was released on 2010-12-15 with total page 676 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'The wind howled, and the lightening cascaded across the sky in unimaginable streaks, a portent of what was to come . . . the firstborn son of the Chosen One lives, and now he is ours.' For three hundred years, Eutracia was a kingdom at peace. Then a horror from the past, long thought vanquished, returned to wreak dreadful revenge. The war against the Sorceresses of the Coven was won, but victory came at a terrible cost: the king and queen dead, the wizards' council decimated, and the land - ravaged by fear, scarred by battle - lawless. And Prince Tristan, forced by the Coven to turn his hand against his own and kill his father, is now a wanted man with a price on his head. In underground labyrinths that once bustled with life, the fugitive prince, together with his twin sister and her infant daughter, the wizard Wigg, sole surviving council member, and the crippled wizard Faegan, returned from exile in the forests of Shadowood, take refuge. To them falls the daunting task of rebuilding Eutracia, but it soon becomes apparent that evil has not yet had its fill of this ravaged land. An army of apprentice wizards, dispatched to hunt down the last remaining servants of the Coven, has fallen victim to foul beings that can only have been created out of hate. And, inexplicably, the sacred source of all magic begins to fail. Without its sustaining force the wizards will perish, and with them magic itself. With time and their powers fast dwindling, Wigg and Faegan must discover who - or what - has succeeded the Sorceresses, and now seeks to destroy Eutracia. As the awful truth is revealed, it is Tristan who must face this new enemy, an evil that transcends life itself, and fight the ultimate battle - for his life, his land and his destiny... Continuing the monumental adventure that began with The Fifth Sorceress, here is confirmation that, in Robert Newcomb, epic fantasy has found an exhilarating new voice.
Download or read book Living Among Meat Eaters written by Carol J. Adams and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2022-11-03 with total page 297 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Is there a blocked vegetarian in your life? In this second edition of her bold and original book, Carol J. Adams offers real-life advice that vegetarians and vegans can use to defuse any situation where their food choices come under attack. She suggests viewing meat eaters as blocked, and their responses to vegans and vegetarians as signs of what keeps them from changing. The book provides strategies for conversations, insights into hostile behavior, and tips for dining out and entertaining at home among meat eaters, who Adams points out are perfectly happy eating vegan food as long as they don't know that is what they are doing. This edition features a new preface, a new chapter addressing living among meat eaters online, many new recipes, and revisions throughout to reflect the changes in society since the book was first published in 2001, making this much-loved guide more relevant than ever. As well as being a source of support and information, Living Among Meat Eaters contains more than 50 of Carol's favorite recipes.
Download or read book The Harry Potter Companion written by Acascias Riphouse and published by Virtualbookworm Publishing. This book was released on 2004-07 with total page 548 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores the true history, folklore, and mythology behind the magical practices, creatures and personalities that appear in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter books.
Download or read book Eaters written by Michelle DePaepe and published by Permuted Press. This book was released on 2012-06-15 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cheryl and her fiancé Mark, a soldier recently returned from Afghanistan, are on their way back to Denver after a reunion camping trip in the mountains when they receive word an epidemic is spreading like wildfire. But this is no ordinary virus. Those infected, dubbed “Eaters,” are reanimated corpses whose lust for rotten food quickly turns to an insatiable desire for human flesh. When Mark becomes infected, Cheryl is forced to venture into this insane new world on her own. Hoping to find her family still living, she strikes out on a blood-soaked journey that forges her will to survive. “Stephen King fans will love this one.” --Lauralynn Elliot, author of HAUNTED LAKE “The nasty, squirm-inducing zombies we’ve been waiting for have finally arrived.” —Eloise J. Knapp, author of THE UNDEAD SITUATION “A great, fast-paced story that will terrify you” —S.A. Gambino, author of LILITH'S REVENGE
Download or read book Michael Crichton written by Elizabeth Trembley and published by Greenwood. This book was released on 1996-01-19 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Until now, Michael Crichton's many readers have had nowhere to turn for more information on one of America's most popular novelists. This companion features clear analyses of Crichton's life and literary influences, as well as chapters on each of his 13 novels to date. It will help Crichton's readers to learn more about how significant events in his life affected the development of his fiction and literary style and how the heritage of popular fiction, including mystery, gothic, adventure, and science fiction, influenced his writing. This study provides close textual analysis of each of his novels in turn, focusing on plot, character development, theme, and critical interpretation. This study analyzes Crichton's novels from ^IThe Andromeda Strain^R (1969) to ^IDisclosure^R (1994). It features a clear, user-friendly organization, with two general chapters on Crichton's life and literary heritage, and one chapter on each of his novels. For ease of use by the reader, each chapter is subdivided into sections on general critical analysis, plot, theme, character development, and alternative perspectives on the novel that offer additional insight. The author shows how each of Crichton's novels incorporates a theme or debate from current culture and how his visions of genetically engineered dinosaurs, killer viruses from outer space, and deadly relations in international business have become part of American culture. This study will help the reader to understand the important issues raised by Crichton's fiction and to apply critical insight to an examination of those issues. No secondary school, public library, or college library should be without this first serious examination of the works of Michael Crichton.
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Download or read book Eaters of the Dead written by Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. and published by Reaktion Books. This book was released on 2021-09-16 with total page 273 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Spanning myth, history, and contemporary culture, a terrifying and illuminating excavation of the meaning of cannibalism. Every culture has monsters that eat us, and every culture repels in horror when we eat ourselves. From Grendel to medieval Scottish cannibal Sawney Bean, and from the Ghuls of ancient Persia to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, tales of being consumed are both universal and universally terrifying. In this book, Kevin J. Wetmore Jr. explores the full range of monsters that eat the dead: ghouls, cannibals, wendigos, and other beings that feast on human flesh. Moving from myth through history to contemporary popular culture, Wetmore considers everything from ancient Greek myths of feeding humans to the gods, through sky burial in Tibet and Zoroastrianism, to actual cases of cannibalism in modern societies. By examining these seemingly inhuman acts, Eaters of the Dead reveals that those who consume corpses can teach us a great deal about human nature—and our deepest human fears.