Crimson Death

Crimson Death
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9781101987759
Available:
Release: 2016-10-11
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In her twenty-fifth adventure, vampire hunter and necromancer Anita Blake learns that evil is in the eye of the beholder... Anita has never seen Damian, her vampire servant, in such a state. The rising sun doesn’t usher in the peaceful death that he desperately needs. Instead, he’s being bombarded with violent nightmares and blood sweats. And now, with Damian at his most vulnerable, Anita needs him the most. The vampire who created him, who subjected him to centuries of torture, might be losing control, allowing rogue vampires to run wild and break one of their kind’s few strict taboos. Some say love is a great motivator, but hatred gets the job done, too. And when Anita joins forces with her friend Edward to stop the carnage, Damian will be at their side, even if it means traveling back to the land where all his nightmares spring from...a place that couldn’t be less welcoming to a vampire, an assassin, and a necromancer: Ireland.

Crimson Death

Crimson Death
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
Pages: 720
ISBN: 9781101987742
Available:
Release: 2017-06-20
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Anita's vampire servant, Damian, is being bombarded with violent nightmares and blood sweats. He's at his most vulnerable just when Anita needs him the most. The vampire who created him -- who subjected him to centuries of torture -- might be losing control, allowing rogue vampires to run wild and break one of their kind's few strict taboos. When Anita joins forces with her friend Edward to stop the carnage, Damian will be at their side, even if it means traveling back to the land where all his nightmares spring from ... a place that couldn't be less welcoming to a vampire, an assassin, and a necromancer: Ireland.

Crimson Death

Crimson Death
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781472241764
Available:
Release: 2016-10-11
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Crimson Death, the twenty-fifth Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, adventure by Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author Laurell K. Hamilton, Anita is tested like never before in a showdown that will delight readers of Charlaine Harris and Anne Rice. 'Hamilton is still thrilling fans...with her amazing multifaceted characters and intricate multilayered world, a mix of erotic romance, crime-drama, and paranormal/fantasy fiction' Library Journal Some say love is a great motivator, but hatred gets the job done, too. My name is Anita Blake. I'm a vampire hunter and necromancer, and I'm about to learn that evil is in the eye of the beholder... I've never seen Damian, my vampire servant, so vulnerable. He's being bombarded with violent nightmares and blood sweats, but now is the time I need him most. The ruthless vampire who created him might be losing control, allowing rogue vampires to run wild and break one of their kind's few strict taboos. I'm joining forces with my friend Edward to stop the carnage, and Damian will be at our side, even if it means travelling to a place that couldn't be less welcoming to a vampire, an assassin and a necromancer. Ireland.

Crimson Letters Voices from Death Row

Crimson Letters  Voices from Death Row
Author: Tessie Castillo
Pages: 246
ISBN: 9781684334445
Available:
Release: 2016-03-10
Editor: Black Rose Writing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Through thirty compelling essays written in the prisoners’ own words, Crimson Letters: Voices from Death Row offers stories of brutal beatings inside juvenile hall, botched suicide attempts, the terror of the first night on Death Row, the pain of goodbye as a friend is led to execution, and the small acts of humanity that keep hope alive for men living in the shadow of death. Each carefully crafted personal essay illuminates the complex stew of choice and circumstance that brought four men to Death Row and the cycle of dehumanization and brutality that continues inside prison. At times the men write with humor, at times with despair, at times with deep sensitivity, but always with keen insight and understanding of the common human experience that binds us.

The Crimson Deathbringer

The Crimson Deathbringer
Author: Sean Robins
Pages: 342
ISBN: 1715156196
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Release: 2020-07-06
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Akakies, a peaceful, technologically advanced alien species known as "the galaxy's pranksters," are under attack by the Xortaags, a vicious military race bent on conquering the universe. The Xortaags are deadly, but Tarq, the Akakies' chief strategist and legendary shadow master, has a plan. Meanwhile on Earth, Jim, a wise-cracking, movie-quoting, OCD-suffering fighter pilot, is about to propose to his girlfriend Liz when his childhood friend Kurt shows up at his house, injured and covered in blood. Kurt is a freedom fighter/super- assassin hunted by a brutal military dictatorship's security forces. Soon after, Jim, Liz and Kurt's lives are set to crash with a galactic war that threatens the very existence of the human race. Can our heroes save humanity from the wrath of an overwhelming enemy? The Crimson Deathbringer seamlessly blends breathtaking action sequences with mischievous humor. If you are a science fiction/space opera fan, this book, with its memorable characters, formidable antagonist and Game of Thrones style shocking moments, is written especially for you.

Dead Ice

Dead Ice
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9780515155662
Available:
Release: 2016-04-26
Editor: Berkley
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When her independent reputation is compromised by her engagement to master vampire Jean-Claude, Anita takes an assignment from the FBI to track down a practitioner of dark voodoo who is victimizing women.

Cursed to Death

Cursed to Death
Author: L. A. Banks
Pages: 336
ISBN: 1429958170
Available:
Release: 2009-09-29
Editor: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Secret government operative Sasha Trudeau arrives at the scene of a murder, only to discover that a Fae creature has been killed—in a whole new kind of way. What is the meaning behind this mysterious ritualistic killing? What did the victim do to deserve it? Sasha fears that the Vampires and Unseelies have formed an unholy alliance...and they're ready to unleash their darkest arsenal of magick yet. Teaming up with her mate and fellow Shadow Wolf, Max Hunter, Sasha tries to penetrate the paranormal community for clues. Meanwhile, members of the Wolf Clan are turning against one another as they race to uncover the meaning behind an ancient Unseelie curse. Even Sasha is not immune to this powerful magick, and soon finds herself drawn to a sensual, dangerous dance—one that could cost her own life...

The Masque of The Red Death

The Masque of The Red Death
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9788184306231
Available:
Release: 101-01-01
Editor: Prabhat Prakashan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

First published in the year 1842, the present book 'The Masque of the Red Death' by Edgar Allan Poe is a gothic short story that follows Prince Prospero's attempts to avoid a dangerous plague, known as the Red Death, by hiding in his abbey.

Operator 5

Operator  5
Author: Curtis Steele
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781592240692
Available:
Release: 2005-04-01
Editor: Wildside Press LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Operator #5, America's Secret Service Ace, appeared in 48 novels in the classic pulp magazine bearing his name. From April 1934 to November 1939, Jimmy Christopher fought villains from inside the United States and invaders from without. With World War II looming on the horizon, the Operator #5 novels became a reflection of the times, showcasing American fears of technology and oppression. In Invasion of the Crimson Death Cult, Kasma, a baleful divinity from the wastes of Asia, has laid his blighting curse upon America. All who oppose him come to ghastly ends: amnesia, madness, and screaming, agonizing death-for the cult of Kasma enforces its dread dictates with a new, deadly weapon, unseen, unheard, which razed the mightiest buildings, which lay wide regions barren -- without man or bird or beast! One man, Jimmy Christopher -- known in the Secret Service as Operator #5 - understood the grim purpose behind that crafty plan. And Operator #5, hampered by a superior's short-sightedness, beset on every side by peril and treachery, takes the greatest gamble in his career to keep an army of religion-crazed zealots from delivering America into the bondage of an Asiatic Moloch! One of the bloodiest pulp magazines ever produced, Operator #5 has a well-deserved reputation for thrill-a-minute action and peril. If you like pulp fiction, you'll love Operator #5."

The SHADOW Volume 100

The SHADOW Volume 100
Author: Maxwell Grant,Walter B. Gibson
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1608771903
Available:
Release: 2015-09-15
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sanctum Books commemorates its milestone 100th issue with pulp thrillers by all three Maxwell Grants: Walter B. Gibson, Theodore Tinsley and Bruce Elliott! First, The Master of Darkness unmasks the murderous mastermind behind "The Death Triangle." Then, "The Crimson Death" strikes in a dizzy dance of murder that draws even The Shadow into its arms! Finally, a mysterious cult revives an ancient curse through "The Seven Deadly Arts." This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen, Graves Gladney and Modest Stein and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell, Paul Orban and Edd Cartier, with original commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) Softcover, 7x10, 160 pages, B&W, $15.95

Invasion of the Crimson Death Cult

Invasion of the Crimson Death Cult
Author: Curtis Steele
Pages: 128
ISBN: 0809571617
Available:
Release: 2007
Editor: Wildside Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Kasma, baleful divinity from the wastes of Asia, had laid his blighting curse upon America. All who opposed him came to ghastly ends: amnesia, madness and screaming, agonizing death - for the cult of Kasma enforced its dread dictate with a new, deadly weapon, unseen, unheard, which razed its mightiest buildings, which lay wide regions barren - without man or beast! One man, Jimmy Christopher - known in the Secret Service as Operator 5 - understood the grim purpose behind that crafty plan. And Operator 5, hampered by a superior's short-sightedness, beset on every side with peril and treachery, takes the greatest gamble in his career to keep an army of religeous zealots from delivering America into the bondage of an Asiatic Moloch!

The Targothian

The Targothian
Author: Larry Yoakum III
Pages: 326
ISBN: 1721722572
Available:
Release: 2020-01-14
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Told in his own words, Sargas continues chronicling his story. After a long and successful rule over the planet of Targoth, Sargas soon encounters betrayal from a trusted friend and eventual banishment from the world he loves so much. Arriving back on Earth in the 1950s, he prepares to live his life until the fateful day his past self is to be taken by the Bah'Tene. He is happy to discover that the K.O.T. has continued to be in existence in the United States for quite some time. Claiming his place as Lord Knight among his Earthbound brethren, Sargas must prepare his comrades for a new threat that has emerged in the Three Galaxies: The Crimson Death.

The Blackest Crimson

The Blackest Crimson
Author: Debra Webb
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781460398234
Available:
Release: 2016-12-01
Editor: MIRA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the author of Trust No OneHe’s known as the Storyteller—and all his tales end in merciless death. Detective Bobbie Gentry’s hunt for a heinous serial killer is interrupted when the sadistic Storyteller finds her first. Captured on Christmas Eve and held in a cabin deep in the woods, she must survive for the sake of her family. Bobbie cannot leave her little boy orphaned and alone—and she craves the chance to avenge her husband’s murder. But not one of the Storyteller’s fourteen victims escaped his torturous game alive, and he’s obsessed with breaking Bobbie. From tattooing the story of her torture onto her back to violating her in every imaginable way, he’s determined to make her victim number fifteen. In the depths of winter and the shadows of a rustic prison, Bobbie must make a choice to either end the torture with surrender, or fight like hell for survival. Debra Webb’s new Shades of Death series is guaranteed to thrill fans. Don’t miss the page-turning prequel, The Blackest Crimson!

Crimson Death

Crimson Death
Author: Emmeline August
Pages: 258
ISBN: 1707046573
Available:
Release: 2019-11-09
Editor: Independently Published
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Mina Bartanoulis whodunit about drugs and murder in the intertwining worlds of Fashion and Ballroom Dance. Help Mina, her sister Lu and cousin Hanover solve the puzzle of treachery and trouble dogging their model-friend Eloise. Follow the clues from Santorini to San Juan to the Reagan Library, and solve the mystery in Boca Raton..

The Harlequin

The Harlequin
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781101147108
Available:
Release: 2007-06-05
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Into Anita Blake's world-a world already overflowing with power-come creatures so feared that centuries-old vampires refuse to mention their names.

Arab Historians of the Crusades

Arab Historians of the Crusades
Author: Francesco Gabrieli
Pages: 362
ISBN: 0520036166
Available:
Release: 1969
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The recapture of Jerusalem, the siege of Acre, the fall of Tripoli, the effect in Baghdad of events in Syria; these and other happenings were faithfully recorded by Arab historians during the two centuries of the Crusades. For the first time contemporary accounts of the fighting between Muslim and Christian have been translated into English, and the Western reader can learn ʻthe other side' of the Holy War. Seventeen authors are represented in the extracts in this work, which have been drawn from various types of historical writings. The excerpts are taken firstly from the general histories of the Muslim world, then from chronicles of cities, regions and their dynasties, and finally from biographies or records of the deeds of certain persons. The Arab histories of the Crusades compare favourably with their Christian counterparts in their rich accumulation of material and chronological information. Another of their merits is their faithful characterization, which they practised in the brief but illuminating sketches of enemy leaders: Baldwin II's shrewdness, Richard Coeur de Lion's prowess in war, the indomitable energy of Conrad of Montferrat, Frederick II's diplomacy. The chroniclers are generous, naturally, with their praises of the great champions of the Muslim resistance, especially of Saladin, who towers above all the other leaders in heroic stature. Altogether, this book gives a sweeping and stimulating view of the Crusades seen through Arab eyes."--Dust jacket.

THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH

THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH
Author: EDGAR ALLAN POE
Pages: 329
ISBN:
Available:
Release: 2009-01-01
Editor: BEYOND BOOKS HUB
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Masque of the Red Death" (originally published as "The Mask of the Red Death: A Fantasy") is a short story by American writer Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1842. The story follows Prince Prospero's attempts to avoid a dangerous plague, known as the Red Death, by hiding in his abbey. He, along with many other wealthy nobles, hosts a masquerade ball in seven rooms of the abbey, each decorated with a different color. In the midst of their revelry, a mysterious figure disguised as a Red Death victim enters and makes his way through each of the rooms. Prospero dies after confronting this stranger, whose "costume" proves to contain nothing tangible inside it [BISAC]; the guests also die in turn.

Wounded

Wounded
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
Pages: 50
ISBN: 9780451488695
Available:
Release: 2016-12-06
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Be proud of Life’s battle scars, it means you were stronger than whatever hurt you, and you didn't die—and Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter and U.S. Marshal will be the first to show you hers in this sweet and sexy story of celebration and connection from #1 New York Times bestselling author Laurell K. Hamilton. Anita attends the wedding of her close friend but finds that even on the happiest of days there are wounds that need healing. She and the wereleopards Micah and Nathaniel are asked to talk to the bride’s thirteen-year-old brother, Tomas, who is struggling to recover from a recent gunshot wound. Depressed and demoralized, Tomas isn’t doing his physical therapy and could spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair... How can Anita, Micah, and Nathaniel convince Tomas that he can heal when he's given up? They tell him about their own scars and how they took back their own lives after they were wounded. And Anita will realize how lucky they are to have not only survived their pasts, but to now be able to make their own formal commitment to each other— and the vampire in her life... Includes an excerpt of the new Anita Blake hardcover, Crimson Death. Praise for the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series “Hamilton remains one of the most inventive and exciting writers in the paranormal field.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris “If you’ve never read this series, I highly recommend/strongly suggest having the Anita Blake experience. Vampires, zombies, and shifters, oh my! And trust me, these are not your daughter’s vampires.”—Literati Book Reviews

Return Of The Crimson Guard

Return Of The Crimson Guard
Author: Ian C Esslemont
Pages: 1056
ISBN: 9781409057635
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Release: 2010-12-15
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the pen of million copy seller Ian C Esslemont comes this breath-taking, thrilling and captivating epic fantasy - a must read for fans of Steven Erikson, David Gemmell and Brandon Sanderson. "Everything you expect of a Malazan story, being both epic and relevant... nail-biting and anything but obvious" - SFFWORLD "The Malazan franchise is fighting fit in the hands of its co-creator" - SFX "A true Malazan tale to sink your teeth into" -- ***** Reader review "Fast paced, truly involving, with characters who are not just realistic but who also seem to draw out the reader's empathy." -- ***** Reader review "Complex and engaging" -- ***** Reader review ****************************************************************************** The return of the Crimson Guard could not have come at a worse time for an empire exhausted by warfare and weakened by betrayals and rivalries. Into the seething cauldron of Quon Tali - the Malazan Empire's heartland - they march, and with their return comes the memory of their vow: undying opposition to the Empire. Yet, elements within the Guard's élite, the Avowed, have set their sights on far greater power. As the Guard prepare to wage war, the Empress Laseen's generals and mages grow impatient at what they perceive as her mismanagement of the Empire. Is she losing her grip on power or has she outwitted them all? Could she be using the uprisings to draw out and finally eliminate the last irksome survivors from the days of Kellanved, her illustrious predecessor? The Malazan Empire series continues in Stonewielder...

The Crimson Circle

The Crimson Circle
Author: Edgar Wallace
Pages: 183
ISBN: 9788726587180
Available:
Release: 2020-09-29
Editor: Lindhardt og Ringhof
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When a man ignores his last warning to pay pund100,000, it is his son who finds him dead on the next morning. Revolving around a mysterious circle, specializing in blackmail, called The Crimson Circle, Wallace’s novel is filled with all the prerequisites for a perfect detective story: a brilliant, almost all-knowing detective, superbly crafted criminal mastermind, strong women characters, and a dramatic twist in the end. The cliched, old-fashioned "suspect everyone" plot is perfect for a summer read and for those who like solving crimes on paper. Edgar Wallace (1875-1932) was an English writer so prolific, that one of his publishers claimed that he was behind a quarter of all books sold in England. An author, journalist and poet, he wrote countless novels, short stories, screen plays, stage plays, historical non-fiction, etc. Today, more than 160 films have been made from his work. He died suddenly in Hollywood in 1932, during the initial drafting of his most famous work, "King Kong".