Download E-books Possessions: The History and Uses of Haunting in the Hudson Valley PDF

By Judith Richardson

The cultural panorama of the Hudson River Valley is crowded with ghosts--the ghosts of local americans and Dutch colonists, of innovative warfare squaddies and spies, of presidents, slaves, monks, and workers. Possessions asks why this zone simply outdoor long island urban turned the locus for thus many ghostly stories, and exhibits how those hauntings got here to function as a weird form of social reminiscence wherein issues misplaced, forgotten, or marginalized lower back to say ownership of imaginations and territories. analyzing Washington Irving's tales in addition to a various array of narratives from neighborhood folklore and local writings, Judith Richardson explores the explanations and results of Hudson Valley hauntings to bare how ghosts either evolve from particular historic contexts and are conjured to serve the current wishes of these they hang-out. those stories of haunting, Richardson argues, are not any mere echoes of the previous yet functionality in an ongoing, contentious politics of position. via its tight geographical concentration, Possessions illuminates difficulties of belonging and owning that hang-out the kingdom as a complete.

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Download E-books Scorch (Croak) PDF

By Gina Damico

Sixteen-year-old Lex Bartleby is a teenage grim reaper with the weird skill to rattling souls. That makes her lovely frightening, even to fellow Grims. yet after inadvertently moving her skill to Zara, a murderous outlaw, Lex is a pariah in Croak, the little city she calls domestic. to flee the townspeople’s wrath, she and her acquaintances embark on a wild street journey to DeMyse. even though this glowing barren region oasis is stuffed with luxuries and amusements, it sounds like a jail to Lex. Her most sensible likelihood at break out will be to forestall Zara as soon as and for all—but how can she do this from DeMyse, the place the Grims look mysteriously oblivious to Zara’s killing spree?

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Download E-books Aloha from Hell: A Sandman Slim Novel PDF

By Richard Kadrey

“Richard Kadrey is a genius.”
 —Holly Black

“Sandman narrow is my type of hero.”
 —Kim Harrison

All hail Sandman narrow, writer Richard Kadrey’s ultra-extreme anti-hero and up to date escapee from Lucifer’s overheated Underworld playground. mythical writer William Gibson (Neuromancer) referred to as Kadrey’s first deliciously twisted slender event “an addictively pleasurable, deeply a laugh, dirty-ass masterpiece,” and in quantity 3, Aloha from Hell, the ruthless avenger, a.k.a. Stark, reveals himself trapped in the course of a warfare among Heaven and Hell. With God on holiday, the satan nosing round in Paradise, and an insane serial killer doing critical harm on the earth, Stark/Slim is able to unharness a few extra adrenaline-surging, edgy and violent supernatural mayhem—and even pay one other stopover at to Hell if necessary—which is excellent information for lovers of Jim Butcher, Warren Ellis, Charlaine Harris, Kim Harrison, and Simon R. Green.

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Download E-books Mockingbird PDF

By Chuck Wendig

Miriam is making an attempt. quite, she is.

But this entire "settling down factor" that Louis has going for her is not understanding. She lives on lengthy seashore Island all 12 months round. Her house is a run-down double-wide trailer. She works at a supermarket as a check-out lady. And her dating with Louis--who's at the street part the time in his truck--is topic to the piss and vinegar Miriam brings to every little thing she does.

It seriously isn't going good. nonetheless, she's protecting her psychic ability--to see whilst and the way an individual goes to die simply by touching them--in payment. yet even that feels incorrect by some means. Like she's protecting a twister stoppered up in a tiny bottle.

Then comes one undesirable day that turns all of it on her ear.

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Download E-books Raven (The Raven Saga Book 1) PDF

By Suzy Turner

After the inexplicable disappearance of Lilly Taylor's mom and dad, she has no selection yet to maneuver to Canada the place she unravels a few scary but fascinating relatives secrets...
Her entire lifestyles have been according to a lie. Lilly had grown up in a loveless domestic with a father who she had slightly ever visible and a mom who was... good, now not very motherly.
After they mysteriously disappear and not using a hint, Lilly is shipped to Canada the place she reveals an entire new lifestyle. A lifestyles packed with love and those who deal with her. yet that isn't all she discovers, Lilly additionally reveals out that she isn't really who, or what, she thinks she is.
Lilly has a really distinct skill and it really is only a subject of time earlier than her precise self starts off to polish. And while it does, her existence is simply not an identical back.
Raven is a myth novel for kids and teens set within the appealing province of British Columbia.

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Download E-books Dark Moon: A Wereling Novel PDF

By Steve Feasey

A few brief months in the past, Trey Laporte discovered the inside track that will swap him endlessly: he's a werewolf, and the evil vampire Caliban desires him useless. The possibility turns into actual while Caliban assaults Trey's mentor, Lucien Charron, and leaves him scuffling with for his life.

Gwendolin, a depraved sorceress, holds the single key to saving Lucien. jointly, Trey and Lucien's attractive daughter, Alexa, needs to input the Netherworld to defeat her. The strain for Trey is great―Alexa is relying on him to avoid wasting her father.

But while Trey and Alexa locate themselves trapped and surrounded by means of demons, can Trey use his werewolf energy to save lots of them both?

Follow Trey Laporte on one other heart-pounding event within the moment installment of STEVE FEASEY's terrifically scary Wereling series.

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Download E-books Clockwork Doomsday (Rogue Angel) PDF

By Alex Archer

A key. An historic automaton. A race opposed to the satan to the deep blue sea…

It all started in forty eight B.C. while a centurion on a rescue venture for Caesar went down with the send in a typhoon. together with his final breath, he observed the article of Caesar's seafaring excursion—an accursed, mechanical minotaur—hit bottom…and begin to stroll away!

While taping an episode of Chasing History's Monsters, television host and archaeologist Annja Creed learns that her someday good friend and protector Garin has bought an historical butterfly key artifact, the type as soon as used to wind automatons, clockwork-style units. other than, this key comes with a rumor connected, a narrative that it as soon as labored a god-touched machine either infrequent and unbelievably powerful.

No does Garin carry the main than it truly is snatched from his palms via a freewheeling historian who performs by means of her personal principles. and she or he wishes final energy, which can fortunately comprise the sword of Joan of Arc. the search for the most important and the mythological automaton reunites Annja, Garin and his previous mentor Roux in Genoa, and pits them in a race throughout Europe to overcome a foe as innovative and expert as Annja herself.

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Download E-books The Mortal Heart (Beautiful Creatures: The Untold Stories, Book 1) PDF

By Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl

Each person in Gatlin has a story…

Before she met and married Mitchell Wate, the attractive and terrific Lila Jane Evers used to be an honors pupil at Duke college. learning past due into the evening within the infrequent books library, she is captivated by means of a unmarried line of textual content on an outdated piece of parchment: "In the sunshine there's darkish, and at nighttime there's Light."

What can it mean?

Then one evening, Lila Jane meets a mysterious younger guy who can have the reply. His identify is Macon Ravenwood, and for each mystery he unearths, he's hiding one other. With Macon's aid, Lila Jane uncovers the wonders of the Caster world--the mild and the darkish. yet a romance among the Incubus who's scuffling with his personal darkish aspect and this fiercely self reliant Mortal is doomed from the beginning. The nearer Lila Jane and Macon turn into, the extra her lifestyles is at risk.

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Download E-books The Veil PDF

By Cory Putman Oakes

Seventeen-year-old Addison Russell is in for a surprise while she discovers that she will be able to see the invisible global of the Annorasi. unexpectedly, not anything is because it appears to be like to be--the apartment she lives in, the lady who raised her, even the main attractive boy on the town all turn into greater than what they appear. And while this unusual new international forces Addy to respond to for against the law that was once dedicated in the past, via mom and dad she hasn't ever recognized, she has no selection yet to belief Luc, the mysterious Annorasi who has been despatched to guard her. Or so he says . . .

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Download E-books Thirteen Orphans (Breaking the Wall) PDF

By Jane Lindskold

As evocative and relocating as Charles de Lint's Newford books, with the younger protagonists and intriguing motion of Mercedes Lackey's fantasies, Thirteen Orphans makes our international this day as excitingly unusual and strange as any fable realm . . .and delivers readers a glimpse of a fable international based by way of old chinese language lore and magic.

As a ways as collage freshman Brenda Morris is familiar with, there's just one Earth and magic exists basically in fairy stories.

Brenda is wrong.

A father-daughter weekend becomes a nightmare while Brenda's father is magically attacked sooner than her eyes. Brenda quickly learns that her ancestors as soon as lived in international of smoke and shadows, of magic and secrets.

When that world's Emperor used to be overthrown, the 13 Orphans fled to our earth and concealed their magic approach within the video game of mah-jong. each one Orphan represents an animal from the chinese language Zodiac. Brenda's father is the Rat. And her polished, former child-star aunt, Pearl―that eminent woman is the Tiger.

Only a handful of Orphans stay to face opposed to their enemies. The Tiger, the hen, the puppy, the Rabbit . . . and Brenda Morris. no longer fairly the Rat, yet now not really human either.

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