A Rwandan Journey
Author: Fergal Keane
Publisher: Penguin UK
When President Habyarimana’s jet was shot down in April 1994, Rwanda erupted into a hundred-day orgy of killing – which left up to a million dead. Fergal Keane travelled through the country as the genocide was continuing, and his powerful analysis reveals the terrible truth behind the headlines. ‘A tender, angry account ... As well as being a scathing indictment – Keane says the genocide inflicted on the Tutsis was planned well in advance by Hutu leaders – this is a graphic view of news-gathering in extremis. It deserves to become a classic’ Independent.
A medieval mystery
Author: Jeri Westerson
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
A missing Holy Relic. A mysterious and beautiful woman. Two murdered monks: Crispin Guest tackles his most intriguing investigation to date. 1390. Hailes Abbey, Gloucestershire, England. Two monks lie murdered, their Holy Blood relic stolen: a relic that is said to run liquid for the sinless and remain stubbornly dry for the sinner. Unwilling to become involved in a bitter dispute between a country monastery and Westminster Abbey, the disgraced former knight Crispin Guest attempts to return the relic to Hailes where it belongs, but somehow it keeps returning to his hands no matter what. As he tries to shield a former nemesis from a charge of murder while becoming entangled with a mysterious and beautiful woman caught between Church politics and the dangerous intrigues of King Richard?s court, Crispin begins to suspect that someone at Westminster is conspiring with the assassins. Can the Blood of Christ point to the killer?
Author: Taylor Brown
Winner of the Montana Prize in Fiction, Taylor Brown offers up a stunning debut collection of stories. Charles Dodd White, author of A Shelter of Others, says, "With ferocious economy and a great big heart, Taylor Brown writes one of the best debuts I've ever picked up. These are stories, verses, meditations, and accusations-everything, in short, you could hope to get from important fiction. This work demands your attention."
Author: Paul Mann
This was done by someone who enjoys killing ... "I've seen crimes of passion, I've seen dismemberment, decapitation and sexual mutilation before. But not like this. Not with this kind of ... wilful savagery ..." The body of a young actor is pulled out of a lake near Bombay's Film City. Before dying he had been hideously mutilated. Beyond recognition. Beyond belief. When another mutilated corpse is found, Inspector George Sansi must face the unspeakable truth. A psychopath who kills at random ... and for pleasure. The only thing Sansi is certain of is that the killer is a white man. And that he will kill again. Racing desperately against time, Sansi finds a clue in the past and uncovers a trail of gruesome murders that began over half a century before – a trail still warm with the blood of countless victims. But how could a murderer return from the past to begin killing all over again?
Author: Tomi Adeyemi
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
Sie töteten meine Mutter. Sie raubten uns die Magie. Sie zwangen uns in den Staub. Jetzt erheben wir uns. Zélies Welt war einst voller Magie. Flammentänzer spielten mit dem Feuer, Geistwandler schufen schillernde Träume, und Seelenfänger wie Zélies Mutter wachten über Leben und Tod. Bis zu der Nacht, als ihre Kräfte versiegten und der machthungrige König von Orïsha jeden einzelnen Magier töten ließ. Die Blutnacht beraubte Zélie ihrer Mutter und nahm einem ganzen Volk die Hoffnung. Jetzt hat Zélie eine einzige Chance, die Magie nach Orïsha zurückzuholen. Ihre Mission führt sie über dunkle Pfade, wo rachedurstige Geister lauern, und durch glühende Wüsten, die ihr alles abverlangen. Dabei muss sie ihren Feinden immer einen Schritt voraus sein. Besonders dem Kronprinzen, der mit allen Mitteln verhindern will, dass die Magie je wieder zurückkehrt ... Der internationale Bestseller! Große Kinoverfilmung bereits in Arbeit bei Fox 2000 (»Twilight«, »Das Schicksal ist ein mieser Verräter«)
A Study of Schizophrenia and Other Mental Disorders
Author: Per Dalén
Category: Health & Fitness
Season of Birth: A Study of Schizophrenia and Other Mental Disorders discusses the correlation between season of birth and mental disorders. The book provides reviews of studies relevant to understanding how the season of birth relates to various mental disorders. The first five chapters cover pregnancy and birth related issues. These chapters cover vital statistics, obstetrics, and neonatal and congenital abnormalities and disorders. The next two chapters deal with intelligence and mental disorders, respectively. Chapters 8 to 12 discuss the studies done on Swedish and South African demographics. Chapter 13 talks about the congenital malformations outside the central nervous system, while Chapter 14 deals with neoplastic diseases. The fifteenth chapter covers the other pathological conditions, and the last chapter discusses the normal somatic characteristics. The text will be of great use to researchers and practitioners of psychology and psychiatry. Readers who are concerned with various mental disorders will also find the book informative.
Author: Amy Young
Category: Juvenile Fiction
For the first twenty years of her life, Ember thought she was just your average, everyday teenage girl. Now a young adult, she has decided that it's time to learn the secret of why her father abandoned her before she was even born. What she learns in the process shatters her world and even make her question her definition of reality. Spared from a brutal attack by an enigmatic vampire named Arystar, Ember sets out on a strange journey of self-discovery. On the night she could have lost her life, Arystar saved her for a very specific purpose. He believes ember is destined to be a great leader among vampires, one who will save the world for vampires and humans alike. In this new world, myth and legend are realities and Ember begins to learn that not all monsters are evil. Tasked with the seemingly impossible challenge of bringing together the fiercely independent vampires she meets, Ember must find a way to inspire this group to cooperate for the common good. Can she find the common thread to unite a London sewer rat, a Victorian duchess, a Civil War general, a 1920s Chicago mobster, an orphaned Catholic girl, and a headstrong twentieth-century doctor let alone the newest additions? If they have any hope of survival, they must put their past differences aside to save their future.
Author: Bardic Web Writers
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Laer Drae Sar'da... The Season of Death is approaching, and the rains are leaving Nehlmere. It is a season that leaves the weak near death, or wishing they had died, and it is a season where those who aer strong can seize power... The Silmetaurea, the Silver Forest, home of the Eldredae Elves of Aerdon... a jewel long denied Nargus Blackthorn... the Diirlathe... Ancestral desert and moutain home of the Blackthorn Dragons, a jewel stolen from his crown. Both are within his poewr to take and with a little luck and manipulation, they'll do the hard part for him and tear each other apart. Who will survive Laer Drae Sar'da? And who will wish the Season of Death had claimed their life? Note: You can find the proper reading order for our novels on our website under the Bardic Web Book Store.
Ein historischer Kriminalroman
Author: Benjamin Black
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
Ein spannender und kenntnisreicher Krimi um den exzentrischen Kaiser Rudolf II. Christian Stern, unehelicher Sohn des Bischofs von Regensburg, kommt im Winter 1599 nach Prag, um dort sein Glück zu machen. Doch gleich in der ersten Nacht findet er die Leiche eines Mädchens. Christian wird zum Ermittler wider Willen. Winter 1599: Christian Stern, ein ehrgeiziger junger Gelehrter und Alchimist, will am Hof des paranoiden und unberechenbaren Habsburgers Rudolf II Karriere machen. Doch schon in der ersten Nacht findet er die Leiche einer jungen Frau, Magdalena, gerade erst 16 Jahre alt, in einer Gasse gleich neben dem Schloss. Ihr wurde die Kehle durchgeschnitten, sie trägt ein Samtkleid und ein goldenes Medaillon und ist ganz offenbar von edler Herkunft. Christian gerät in Verdacht – und in den Bannkreis skrupelloser Höflinge, die durch finstere Machenschaften versuchen, sich Vorteile zu verschaffen. Bald zieht Christian die Aufmerksamkeit des Kaisers selbst auf sich. Doch mit der kaiserlichen Gunst wächst die Furcht, dass es in diesem Ränkespiel auch um sein eigenes Leben gehen könnte. »Das große Lesevergnügen besteht im Heraufbeschwören von Prag als einer Stadt der Maskierung und des Scheins.« The Guardian
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
Neues vom Hexer Das Königreich Kerack wird von Kämpfen um den Thron erschüttert. Auf der Suche nach Arbeit reist der Hexer Geralt von Riva dorthin und wird kurz nach seiner Ankunft verhaftet. Die Zauberin Koralle will ihn so zwingen, den Auftrag einer Gruppe von Zauberern anzunehmen. Er soll einen Dämon finden, der in Menschengestalt blutige Massaker verübt. Mit Unterstützung des Troubadours Rittersporn wieder frei, beginnt Geralt eine erotische Affaire mit Koralle und nimmt den Auftrag an. Es stellt sich heraus, dass einer der Zauberer die Dämonengeschichte erfunden und selbst die Morde begangen hat, um sich Geralts zu bemächtigen, an dessen außergewöhnlichen Augen er ein obskures Interesse hat ...
A Novel of Arthur
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
In The Winter King and Enemy of God Bernard Cornwell demonstrated his astonishing ability to make the oft-told legend of King Arthur fresh and new for our time. Now, in this riveting final volume of The Warlord Chronicles, Cornwell tells the unforgettable tale of Arthur's final struggles against the Saxons and his last attempts to triumph over a ruined marriage and ravaged dreams. This is the tale not only of a broken love remade, but also of forces both earthly and unearthly that threaten everything Arthur stands for. Peopled by princesses and bards, by warriors and magicians, Excalibur is the story of love, war, loyalty, and betrayal-the work of a magnificent storyteller at the height of his powers.
Its Phylogenetic Odyssey
Author: Chester A. Glomski,Alessandra Pica
Publisher: CRC Press
The erythrocyte presents morphologic, cytochemical, and quantitative adaptations as it progresses through its evolutionary continuum. This text is a comprehensive exploration of the evolutionary relationship of the avian erythrocyte with the erythrocytes of the antecedent lower vertebrates—such as amphibians and reptiles—as well as mammalians. It also presents tabular erythrocytic taxonomically organized data which provide an essential reference source.
Author: Bernard S. Raskas
Publisher: Kar-Ben Publishing
Rabbi Bernie Raskas has been living and teaching his faith for over 50 years. He offers witty, yet practical, commentary on life, faith, and spirituality.
Religion and the History of Violence
Author: Karen Armstrong
Publisher: Random House
It is the most persistent myth of our time: religion is the cause of all violence. But history suggests otherwise. Karen Armstrong, former Roman Catholic nun and one of our foremost scholars of religion, speaks out to disprove the link between religion and bloodshed. * Religion is as old as humanity: Fields of Blood goes back to the Stone Age hunter-gatherers and traces religion through the centuries, from medieval crusaders to modern-day jihadists. * The West today has a warped concept of religion: we regard faith as a personal and private matter, but for most of history faith has informed people’s entire outlook on life, and often been inseparable from politics. * Humans undoubtedly have a natural propensity for aggression: the founders of the largest religions – Jesus, Buddha, the rabbis of early Judaism, the prophet Muhammad – aimed to curb violence and build a more peaceful and just society, but with our growing greed for money and wealth came collective violence and warfare. * With the arrival of the modern all-powerful, secular state humanity’s destructive potential has begun to spiral out of control. Is humanity on the brink of destroying itself? Fields of Blood is a celebration of the ancient religious ideas and movements that have promoted peace and reconciliation across millennia of civilization.
The Fangbanger's Guide
Author: Leah Wilson
Publisher: BenBella Books
Category: Performing Arts
A companion to HBO's hit series "True Blood," this guide covers the first two seasons and gives fans something to savor between episodes.
Author: Mike Lehane
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Blood-sucking insects are the vectors of many of the most debilitating parasites of man and his domesticated animals. In addition they are of considerable direct cost to the agricultural industry through losses in milk and meat yields, and through damage to hides and wool, etc. So, not surprisingly, many books of medical and veterinary entomology have been written. Most of these texts are organized taxonomically giving the details of the life-cycles, bionomics, relationship to disease and economic importance of each of the insect groups in turn. I have taken a different approach. This book is topic led and aims to discuss the biological themes which are common in the lives of blood-sucking insects. To do this I have concentrated on those aspects of the biology of these fascinating insects which have been clearly modified in some way to suit the blood-sucking habit. For example, I have discussed feeding and digestion in some detail because feeding on blood presents insects with special problems, but I have not discussed respiration because it is not affected in any particular way by haematophagy. Naturally there is a subjective element in the choice of topics for discussion and the weight given to each. I hope that I have not let my enthusiasm for particular subjects get the better of me on too many occasions and that the subject material achieves an overall balance.