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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780525436386
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Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Eaters of the Dead

Eaters of the Dead
Author: Michael Crichton
Pages: 291
ISBN: 9780060891565
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Release: 2006-08-29
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

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An ambassador of the tenth-century Caliph of Bagdad is carried off by the Norsemen to endure, for three years, the harshness of their way of life and the creatures that terrorize them.

Eaters of the Dead

Eaters of the Dead
Author: Michael Crichton
Pages: 186
ISBN: 9780099222828
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Release: 1997
Editor: Random House
Language: en

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"In A. D. 922 Ibn Fadlan, the representative of the ruler of Bagdad, City of Peace, crosses the Caspian sea and journeys up the valley of the Volga on a mission to the king of Saqaliba. Before he arrives, he meets with Buliwyf, a powerful Viking chieftain who is summoned by his besieged relatives to the North. Buliwyf must return to Scandinavia and save his countrymen and family from the monsters of the mist. Join them on their stunning adventure to the mysterious land where the day's length does not equal the night's. . . where after sunset the sky burns in streaks of colour. . . . . where Buliwyf and his band of brothers must lock in mortal combat with the dark, hairy brutes who threaten to empty the land. . . . . CRICHTON EXCELS AT STORYTELLING - NEWSDAY"

Eaters of the Dead

Eaters of the Dead
Author: Michael Crichton
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0062428888
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Release: 2016-01-26
Editor: Harper Paperbacks
Language: en

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From New York Times bestselling author Michael Crichton, a classic, epic tale of unspeakable horror—now available in trade paperback. The year is A.D. 922. A refined Arab courtier, representative of the powerful Caliph of Bagdad, encounters a party of Viking warriors who are journeying to the barbaric North. He is appalled by their Viking customs—the wanton sexuality of their pale, angular women, their disregard for cleanliness…their cold-blooded human sacrifices. But it is not until they reach the depths of the Northland that the courtier learns the horrifying and inescapable truth: He has been enlisted by these savage, inscrutable warriors to help combat a terror that plagues them—a monstrosity that emerges under cover of night to slaughter the Vikings and devour their flesh.

Eaters of the Dead

Eaters of the Dead
Author: Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr.
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781789144451
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Release: 2021-09-16
Editor: Reaktion Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Flesh Eaters

Flesh Eaters
Author: Joe McKinney
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780786027804
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Release: 2011-04-01
Editor: Pinnacle Books
Language: en

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Battered by three devastating hurricanes in a row, the Texas coast is flattened. But for the people of Houston--and soon all of America--the most terrifying events are just beginning. . . They Rise. . . Out of the flooded streets of Houston, they emerge from plague-ridden waters. Dead. Rotting. Hungry. And as human survivors scramble to their rooftops for safety, the zombie hordes circle like sharks. The ultimate killing machines. They Feed. . . Houston is quarantined to halt the spread of the zombie plague. Anyone trying to escape is shot on sight--living and dead. Emergency Ops sergeant Eleanor Norton has her work cut out for her. Salvaging boats and gathering explosives, Eleanor and her team struggle to maintain order. But when civilization finally breaks down, the feeding frenzy begins. They Multiply. . . Biting, gnawing, feasting--but always craving more--the flesheaters increase their ranks every hour. With doomsday looming, Eleanor must focus on the people she loves--her husband and daughter--and a band of other survivors adrift in zombie-infested waters. If she can't bring them into the quarantine zone, they're all dead meat. Praise for Joe McKinney and His Novels "A merciless, fast-paced and genuinely scary read that will leave you absolutely breathless." --Bram Stoker Award-winning author Brian Keene on Dead City "Compelling. . .with a lightning-fast pace. Earns its place in any library of living dead fiction." --New York Times Bestselling Author Jonathan Maberry on Apocalypse of the Dead

The Great Train Robbery

The Great Train Robbery
Author: Michael Crichton
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780307816443
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Release: 2012-05-14
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

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From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes an enthralling novel about Victorian London’s most notorious gold heist. London, 1855, when lavish wealth and appalling poverty exist side by side, one mysterious man navigates both worlds with perfect ease. Edward Pierce preys on the most prominent of the well-to-do as he cunningly orchestrates the crime of his century. Who would suspect that a gentleman of breeding could mastermind the extraordinary robbery aboard the pride of England’s industrial era, the mighty steam locomotive? Based on fact, but studded with all the suspense and style of fiction, here is a classic historical thriller, set a decade before the age of dynamite—yet nonetheless explosive…

The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters Volume Two

The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters  Volume Two
Author: Gordon Dahlquist
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780307755568
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Release: 2011-09-14
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A mystery as dazziling as a hall of mirrors. A seductive, terrifying, all-too-real world. A beguiling, erotic literary adventure. Discover why readers everywhere are enthralled by this “marvelous confection of a book.”* In which the astonishing adventure to end all adventures continues—and the excitement doubles. Like every other honest man, an assassin has his reputation to consider. So it is with Cardinal Chang. A brutal killer with the heart of a poet, Chang is no longer able to trust those who hired him. Disconcerted, he sets out on the trail of a mystery like no other, in a city few have traveled to—featuring three unlikely heroes with a most intriguing bond. *Philadelphia Inquirer

The Andromeda Evolution

The Andromeda Evolution
Author: Michael Crichton,Daniel H. Wilson
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780062473288
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Release: 2019-11-12
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Fifty years after The Andromeda Strain made Michael Crichton a household name—and spawned a new genre, the technothriller—the threat returns, in a gripping sequel that is terrifyingly realistic and resonant. The Evolution is Coming. In 1967, an extraterrestrial microbe came crashing down to Earth and nearly ended the human race. Accidental exposure to the particle—designated The Andromeda Strain—killed every resident of the town of Piedmont, Arizona, save for an elderly man and an infant boy. Over the next five days, a team of top scientists assigned to Project Wildfire worked valiantly to save the world from an epidemic of unimaginable proportions. In the moments before a catastrophic nuclear detonation, they succeeded. In the ensuing decades, research on the microparticle continued. And the world thought it was safe… Deep inside Fairchild Air Force Base, Project Eternal Vigilance has continued to watch and wait for the Andromeda Strain to reappear. On the verge of being shut down, the project has registered no activity—until now. A Brazilian terrain-mapping drone has detected a bizarre anomaly of otherworldly matter in the middle of the jungle, and, worse yet, the tell-tale chemical signature of the deadly microparticle. With this shocking discovery, the next-generation Project Wildfire is activated, and a diverse team of experts hailing from all over the world is dispatched to investigate the potentially apocalyptic threat. But the microbe is growing—evolving. And if the Wildfire team can’t reach the quarantine zone, enter the anomaly, and figure out how to stop it, this new Andromeda Evolution will annihilate all life as we know it.

Sin Eater

Sin Eater
Author: Megan Campisi
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781982124120
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Release: 2020-04-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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“For fans of The Handmaid’s Tale...a debut novel with a dark setting and an unforgettable heroine...is a riveting depiction of hard-won female empowerment” (The Washington Post). The Sin Eater walks among us, unseen, unheard Sins of our flesh become sins of Hers Following Her to the grave, unseen, unheard The Sin Eater Walks Among Us. For the crime of stealing bread, fourteen-year-old May receives a life sentence: she must become a Sin Eater—a shunned woman, brutally marked, whose fate is to hear the final confessions of the dying, eat ritual foods symbolizing their sins as a funeral rite, and thereby shoulder their transgressions to grant their souls access to heaven. Orphaned and friendless, apprenticed to an older Sin Eater who cannot speak to her, May must make her way in a dangerous and cruel world she barely understands. When a deer heart appears on the coffin of a royal governess who did not confess to the dreadful sin it represents, the older Sin Eater refuses to eat it. She is taken to prison, tortured, and killed. To avenge her death, May must find out who placed the deer heart on the coffin and why. “Very much reminiscent of The Handmaid’s Tale…it transcends its historical roots to give us a modern heroine” (Kirkus Reviews). “A novel as strange as it is captivating” (BuzzFeed), The Sin Eater “is a treat for fans of feminist speculative fiction” (Publishers Weekly) and “exactly what historical fiction lovers have unknowingly craved” (New York Journal of Books).

Ibn Fadlan and the Land of Darkness

Ibn Fadlan and the Land of Darkness
Author: Ibn Fadlan
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780141975047
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Release: 2012-07-26
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 922 AD, an Arab envoy from Baghdad named Ibn Fadlan encountered a party of Viking traders on the upper reaches of the Volga River. In his subsequent report on his mission he gave a meticulous and astonishingly objective description of Viking customs, dress, table manners, religion and sexual practices, as well as the only eyewitness account ever written of a Viking ship cremation. Between the ninth and fourteenth centuries, Arab travellers such as Ibn Fadlan journeyed widely and frequently into the far north, crossing territories that now include Russia, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. Their fascinating accounts describe how the numerous tribes and peoples they encountered traded furs, paid tribute and waged wars. This accessible new translation offers an illuminating insight into the world of the Arab geographers, and the medieval lands of the far north.

Death Eaters

Death Eaters
Author: Kelly Milner Halls
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781728412573
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Release: 2020-08-01
Editor: Millbrook Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Audisee® eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and sentence highlighting to engage reluctant readers! What happens to the bodies of animals and humans after death? Nature's army of death eaters steps in to take care of clean up. Without these masters of decomposition, our planet would be covered in rotting bodies. This high-interest science text dives into the science behind how bodies decompose.

Mutated

Mutated
Author: Joe McKinney
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780786030538
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Release: 2012-09-01
Editor: Pinnacle Books
Language: en

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They Outnumber The Living. . . 25 to 1. Those are the odds of being struck down--and resurrected--by the savage plague that's sweeping the country, forcing survivors to band together against the dead. They're Growing Stronger. . . Even among the living, there is dissention. A new leader known as the Red Man has risen up and taken charge--and he's nearly as dangerous as the hungry dead. Some, like Bob Richardson and his friends, strike out on their own. Because if the men with guns don't get them, the zombies will. They're Getting Smarter. . . Fleeing the cities, Richardson and his crew find sanctuary in an abandoned farm. But their stronghold may not be strong enough. Something strange and terrifying is happening to the undead. They're banding together. Working as a group. Hungering for a common goal: human flesh. And lots of it. Praise for Joe McKinney and His Novels "A merciless, fast-paced and genuinely scary read that will leave you absolutely breathless." --Bram Stoker Award-winning author Brian Keene on Dead City "A fantastic tale of survival horror that starts with a bang and never lets up." --Zombiehub.com "A rising star on the horror scene."--Fearnet.com

Eaters of the Dead

Eaters of the Dead
Author: Michael Crichton
Pages: 270
ISBN: 1402809344
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Release: 1992
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Congo

Congo
Author: Michael Crichton
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780307816504
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Release: 2012-05-14
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

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From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes a gripping thriller about the shocking demise of eight American geologists in the darkest region of the Congo. Deep in the African rain forest, near the ruins of the Lost City of Zinj, a field expedition is brutally killed. At the Houston-based Earth Resources Technology Services, Inc., a horrified supervisor watches a gruesome video transmission of that ill-fated group and sees a haunting, grainy, man-like blur moving amongst the bodies. In San Francisco, an extraordinary gorilla named Amy, who has a 620-sign vocabulary, may hold the secret to that fierce carnage. Immediately, a new expedition is sent to the Congo with Amy in tow, descending into a secret, forbidden world where the only escape may be through the grisliest death.

Apocalypse of the Dead

Apocalypse of the Dead
Author: Joe McKinney
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9780786025992
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Release: 2010-11-01
Editor: Pinnacle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

And The Dead Shall Rise. . . Two hellish years. That's how long it's been since the hurricanes flooded the Gulf Coast, and the dead rose up from the ruins. The cities were quarantined; the infected, contained. Any unlucky survivors were left to fend for themselves. A feast for the dead. And The Living Shall Gather. . . One boatload of refugees manages to make it out alive--but one passenger carries the virus. Within weeks, the zombie epidemic spreads across the globe. Now, retired U.S. Marshal Ed Moore must lead a group of strangers to safety, searching for sanctuary from the dead. A last chance for the living. Let The Battle Begin. In the North Dakota Grasslands, bands of survivors converge upon a single outpost. Run by a self-appointed preacher of fierce conviction--and frightening beliefs--it may be humanity's only hope. But Ed Moore and the others refuse to enter a suicide pact. They'd rather stand and fight in the final battle against the zombies. An apocalypse of the dead. "One of those rare books that starts fast and never ever lets up. . . a rollercoaster ride of action, violence and zombie horror." --Bram Stoker Award-winning author Jonathan Maberry on Dead City "Gritty suspense. . .You're gonna like this guy." --Tom Monteleone "A rising star on the horror scene."--Fearnet.com

Airframe

Airframe
Author: Michael Crichton
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780345526779
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Release: 2011
Editor: Random House Digital, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A fatal mid-air collision involving a commercial airliner prompts a frantic, desperate investigation into the causes of the accident, in a thriller exploring the issue of safety and security in the aircraft industry.

The Last Sin Eater

The Last Sin Eater
Author: Francine Rivers
Pages: 368
ISBN: 1414341733
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Release: 2013-05-31
Editor: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

1999 Gold Medallion Award winner! A repackage of Francine Rivers's beloved novel, now with a stunning new look and bonus discussion questions. All that matters for Cadi Forbes is finding the one man who can set her free from the sin that plagues her, the sin that has stolen her mother's love from her and made her wish she could flee life and its terrible injustice. But Cadi doesn't know that the "sin eater" is seeking as well. Before their journeys are over, Cadi and the sin eater must face themselves, each other, and the One who will demand everything from them in exchange for t

The Thirteenth Warrior

The Thirteenth Warrior
Author: Michael Crichton
Pages: 186
ISBN: 0099271281
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Release: 1997
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An exiled ambassador far from his homeland, Ahmed comes across a fierce band of warriors who are being attacked by ferocious creatures. When an old fortune-teller warns the combatants that they are doomed to failure without a 13th warrior, Ahmed is given no choice but to join their battle and help conquer the mysterious enemy.

Dust and Shadow

Dust and Shadow
Author: Lyndsay Faye
Pages: 325
ISBN: 9781416583301
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Release: 2009-04-28
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A carefully researched vintage-style reimagining of the case of Jack the Ripper pits the nineteenth-century serial killer against Sherlock Holmes, who endeavors to identify and outmaneuver his adversary against a backdrop of their time and without modern technology.