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The Better Part of Darkness
  • Author : Kelly Gay
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1439155461
  • Reader Reviews : 37
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Atlanta: it's the promised city for the off-worlders, foreigners from the alternate dimensions of heaven-like Elysia and hell-like Charbydon. Some bring good works and miracles. And some bring unimaginable evil.... Charlie Madigan is a divorced mother of one, and a kick-ass cop trained to take down the toughest human and off-world criminals. She's recently returned from the dead after a brutal attack, an unexplained revival that has left her plagued by ruthless nightmares and random outbursts of strength that make doing her job for Atlanta P.D.'s Integration Task Force even harder. Since the Revelation, the criminal element in Underground Atlanta has grown, leaving Charlie and her partner Hank to keep the chaos to a dull roar. But now an insidious new danger is descending on her city with terrifying speed, threatening innocent lives: a deadly, off-world narcotic known as ash. Charlie is determined to uncover the source of ash before it targets another victim -- but can she protect those she loves from a force more powerful than heaven and hell combined?

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    Touch of Darkness
  • Author : Christina Dodd
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781440638855
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From New York Times bestselling author Christina Dodd comes the second book of Darkness Chosen, a seductive series about an ancient, dark evil that lives in the modern world... Handsome, powerful Rurik Wilder battles darkness—the darkness without and the darkness within. He possesses the power to transform himself into a fierce bird of prey, and that gift has caused death and destruction. At last he is offered the chance to redeem himself and break the evil pact that has held his family in thrall for centuries. Only one woman stands in his way—Tasya Hunnicutt, a writer determined to wreak revenge on the assassins who murdered her family. Assassins, it’s been rumored, who have powers no human should ever possess...

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    The Darkest Edge of Dawn
  • Author : Kelly Gay
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 143915547X
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Fiction
  • It takes a strong woman to keep the peace in a city of endless night. . . . Deep beneath Underground, a cunning bid for power and revenge has begun—one that threatens to make Atlanta the new battleground in the ultimate confrontation between good and evil. The powers of hellish Charbydon have the upper hand after plunging the city into primordial night. And under the cover of darkness, a serial killer targets the most powerful Elysians in the city, the angelic Adonai. For Detective Charlie Madigan and her siren partner Hank, tracking deadly predators is all in a day’s work . . . but this case will test the limits of their strength and friendship as it draws them into a deadly world of power plays, ancient myths, explosive secrets, and a race against time that risks all that Charlie holds dear.

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    Out of Darkness
  • Author : Ashley Hope Pérez
  • Publisher : Carolrhoda Lab ®
  • Pages : 412
  • ISBN : 9781467776783
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  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • A 2016 Michael L. Printz Honoree "This is East Texas, and there's lines. Lines you cross, lines you don't cross. That clear?" New London, Texas. 1937. Naomi Vargas and Wash Fuller know about the lines in East Texas as well as anyone. They know the signs that mark them. They know the people who enforce them. But sometimes the attraction between two people is so powerful it breaks through even the most entrenched color lines. And the consequences can be explosive. Ashley Hope Pérez takes the facts of the 1937 New London school explosion—the worst school disaster in American history—as a backdrop for a riveting novel about segregation, love, family, and the forces that destroy people.

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    Angel of Darkness
  • Author : Charles de Lint
  • Publisher : Orb Books
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781429911306
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In the early 1990s, Charles de Lint wrote and published three dark fantasies under the name "Samuel M. Key." Now, beginning with Angel of Darkness, Orb presents them for the first time under de Lint's own name. When ex-cop Jack Keller finds the mutilated body of a runaway girl in the ashes of a bizarre house fire, he opens the door to a nightmare. For a sadistic experiment in terror has unleashed a dark avenging angel forged from the agonies of countless dying victims.... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    A Bright Ray of Darkness
  • Author : Ethan Hawke
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN : 9780385352383
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Hawke's narrator is a young man in torment, disgusted with himself after the collapse of his marriage, still half-hoping for a reconciliation that would allow him to forgive himself and move on as he clumsily, and sometimes hilariously, tries to manage the wreckage of his personal life with whiskey and sex. What saves him is theater: in particular, the challenge of performing the role of Hotspur in a production of Henry IV under the leadership of a brilliant director, helmed by one of the most electrifying--and narcissistic--Falstaffs of all time. A novel about shame and beauty and faith, and the moral power of art.

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    The Other Side of Yet
  • Author : Michelle D. Hord
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781982173548
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • A raw and powerful memoir about how resilience, hope, and defiant faith can lead to powerful transformation even in the midst of our darkest hours. Media executive Michelle D. Hord has suffered loss at almost every major phase in her life; the most devastating being the murder of her beloved daughter at the hands of her ex-husband. Yet through it all, there was a voice inside her insisting that she must let the light shine through the holes in her heart. With evocative prose and spiritual insight, The Other Side of Yet offers a compassionate blueprint on how to harness your inner strength. She shares how, while we can’t control the pain or trauma that alters life as we knew it before, we can always pivot to a yet and rebuild a new after. The Other Side of Yet is about creating a life of purpose, passion, and possibility regardless of what is thrown at us. It highlights how we can face our hardships, yet also choose to keep fighting. A timeless and accessible book for anyone who has experienced grief or loss, it will give you the inspiration and tools you need to reclaim your story.

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    The Other Side of Darkness
  • Author : Melody Carlson
  • Publisher : Multnomah
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780307769459
  • Reader Reviews : 16
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Once again, I have kept the demons at bay. As a wife and mother, Ruth knows her prayers are crucial to her family’s spiritual welfare. She stands between her precious children and the evil one, doing battle in prayer. She can’t afford to be careless. Thankfully, she has powerful allies: Pastor Glenn, New Life Christian School where her daughters Mary and Sarah attend, and the inner circle at Arbor Drive Fellowship. They all reinforce her careful nurturance of her children. If only her husband, Rick, understood that. He’s exasperated about the money Ruth keeps spending for the church and school. Doesn’t he see that these are their best defenses in shielding their children from the dangers of the world? But the forces that threaten Ruth’s faith, her family–her very life–are not the ones she expects. Ruth doesn’t realize that her heartfelt desire to obey God is mingled with dangerous currents of OCD–Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Her own strategies for protecting her family may be the very thing that tears them apart.

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    In the Shadow of Darkness
  • Author : Nicole Stiling
  • Publisher : Bold Strokes Books Inc
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9781635556254
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • One seemingly ordinary evening, Angeline Vallencourt is ripped from life as she knows it and thrust into a world she doesn’t understand. As a newly turned vampire, the only one she can turn to for help is the vampire who becomes her worst nightmare. Megan Denham is in the wrong place at the wrong time. After ending up the victim of a robbery-gone-wrong, her life is turned upside down by the strange and beautiful Angeline. If Angeline is telling the truth about who she is, then everything Megan believes about the world is a lie. If Angeline is lying, then she will have to walk away from the first person to set her heart on fire. When suspicious deaths begin to occur in their small town of Fog Hollow, Angeline and Megan find themselves as unlikely allies, with an even more unlikely attraction.

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    There Will Come a Darkness
  • Author : Katy Rose Pool
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9781250211767
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Leigh Bardugo's Six of Crows meets Kristin Cashore's Graceling, with a dash of Winter is Coming, in this showstopping debut YA fantasy--and recipient of FOUR starred reviews! A Morris Award Finalist for best debut young adult novel! A Kirkus Best Book of the Year! A Tor.com Best YA SFF/Horror Book of the Year! "One of the most stunning debuts of the year." —Seventeen The Age of Darkness approaches. Five lives stand in its way. Who will stop it . . . or unleash it? For generations, the Seven Prophets guided humanity. Using their visions of the future, they ended wars and united nations—until the day, one hundred years ago, when the Prophets disappeared. All they left behind was one final, secret prophecy, foretelling an Age of Darkness and the birth of a new Prophet who could be the world’s salvation . . . or the cause of its destruction. With chaos on the horizon, five souls are set on a collision course: A prince exiled from his kingdom. A ruthless killer known as the Pale Hand. A once-faithful leader torn between his duty and his heart. A reckless gambler with the power to find anything or anyone. And a dying girl on the verge of giving up. One of them—or all of them—could break the world. Will they be savior or destroyer? Perfect for fans of Throne of Glass, Children of Blood and Bone, and An Ember in the Ashes. Praise for There Will Come a Darkness “A can’t miss debut from an exciting new talent.” –Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of Slayer “Even in a world filled with graces and prophets, the real magic of There Will Come a Darkness is in how Pool has crafted her heroes—messy, flawed, and so beguilingly human. I dare you not to fall madly in love with all of them.” —Laura Sebastian, New York Times bestselling author of Ash Princess * "A well-crafted, surprising, and gripping start to a new trilogy." —Kirkus Reviews, STARRED review

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    The Better Part of Valor
  • Author : Tanya Huff
  • Publisher : Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN : 9781625675897
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • From bestselling author Tanya Huff comes a new novel in the Confederation series of military science fiction, blending action, intrigue, courage, and humor with more twists than a trip through Susumi space... Even if she was saving the Confederation at the time, Staff Sergeant Torin Kerr is aware that questioning a general’s parentage to his face was not a strategic career move. But she never imagined it would land her as senior NCO on a top-secret recon mission practically guaranteed to go sideways. The target is an unidentified alien ship the size of a station, floating dead in space. Most of her intel comes from a civilian salvage operator who’s bargained his way onto her landing party while making it clear he won’t be taking any orders. Best of all, the mission’s commanding officer is a politically connected captain so heroic his troops tend to end up dead. But as soon as Torin and her Marines set foot on the strange vessel, the rules change. This ship isn’t empty. Communications are down. And if they can’t get back to tell the Confederation what they’ve found out, all of the known galaxy is going to learn about it the hard way...

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    The Bright Side of Darkness
  • Author : J. E. Pinto
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN : 151234494X
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • What is a family? Rick Myers is a despondent seventeen-year-old who just lost his parents in a car wreck. His family is now the four teenage buddies he's grown up with in a run-down apartment building. Fast with their fists, flip with their mouths, and loyal to a fault, "the crew" is all he has. At least he thinks so until he meets Daisy, an intelligent, independent, self-assured blind girl. Her guts in a world where she's often painfully vulnerable intrigue Rick, and her hopeful outlook inspires him to begin believing in himself. But when the dark side of Daisy's past catches up with her, tragedy scatters the crew and severely tests Rick's resolve to build his promising future. Fortunately, his life is changed by a couple with a pay-it-forward attitude, forged out of their personal struggle with grief and loss. Their support makes all the difference to Rick and eventually to the ones he holds most dear as they face their own challenges. "The Bright Side of Darkness" is a story of redemption and the ultimate victory that comes from the determination of the human spirit.

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    The Lighter Side of Darkness
  • Author : Patsy L Adams
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN : 1640883630
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • THE LIGHTER SIDE OF DARKNESS We all want what's best in life, but sometimes what we already have is better than that which we seek. Torn between their existing paradise, where light shines day and night, where flowers bloom with vivid hues that never fade, and where the power of love abounds, and conflicted by the allure of an alleged greater life in an unknown land, Janu and Ariana embark on a journey that brings them face to face with an evil they never knew existed, thereby placing the family they cherish in danger of being completely destroyed. Against all odds, and the overwhelming forces working against them, Janu and Ariana struggle to return to the paradise they regrettably abandoned. Their journey is one of everyday human exis- tence filled with temptation, tragedy, triumph and the strength of family and faith. The Lighter Side of Darkness is a story of redemption and the power of love, confirming that no matter what, we can all go home again.

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    Veil of Darkness
  • Author : Greg Park
  • Publisher : Bladestar Pub
  • Pages : 604
  • ISBN : 0978793188
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • As prophecied, the Earthsoul, spirit of the earth itself, begins to weaken, and the demon god Maeon presses his realm ever closer to the world of men. The only hope against the threat lies in the courage of one young man who can wield the Blood Orb of Elsa and heal the Earthsoul.

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    Shades of Darkness
  • Author : A. R. Kahler
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781481432580
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • As she discovers the truth about her past, Kaira, a senior at a boarding school for aspiring musicians and artists, discovers that vengeful gods are threatening humanity.

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    The Guilty Innocent
  • Author : D. N. Simmons
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN : 1456448862
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • The Guilty Innocent is the second novel in the edgy, action-packed, sexually-charged, Knights of the Darkness Chronicles.In this installment, Darian, the gorgeous, charismatic and charming master vampire of Chicago is framed for a crime he didn't commit, but why? His lover, Xavier, Natasha and a few others must travel halfway across the world to find out who's the real killer and why before time runs out and all hell breaks loose!Original, sexy and gritty, the Knights of the Darkness Chronicles will suck you in and take you for a ride you won't forget!

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    Burying the Shadow
  • Author : Storm Constantine
  • Publisher : Immanion Press/Magalithica Books
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1904853617
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Rayojini lives an idyllic life among the soulscapers of Taparak until she reaches the age at which she will be initiated into their ranks. The fact that her guardian-pursuers are so much more real than those of other soulscapers puzzles her. Then, as she delves deeper into the cause of a mysterious affliction akin to fear, the guardians' attentions become unavoidable.

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    The Left Hand of Darkness
  • Author : Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 9780143111597
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A deluxe hardcover edition of the queen of science fiction’s trailblazing novel about a planet full of genderless beings—part of Penguin Galaxy, a collectible series of six sci-fi/fantasy classics, featuring a series introduction by Neil Gaiman Winner of the AIGA + Design Observer 50 Books | 50 Covers competition A groundbreaking work of science fiction, The Left Hand of Darkness tells the story of a lone human emissary’s mission to Winter, an unknown alien world whose inhabitants can choose—and change—their gender. His goal is to facilitate Winter’s inclusion in a growing intergalactic civilization. But to do so he must bridge the gulf between his own views and those of the completely dissimilar culture that he encounters. Exploring questions of psychology, society, and human emotion in an alien world, The Left Hand of Darkness stands as a landmark achievement in the annals of science fiction. Penguin Galaxy Six of our greatest masterworks of science fiction and fantasy, in dazzling collector-worthy hardcover editions, and featuring a series introduction by #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, Penguin Galaxy represents a constellation of achievement in visionary fiction, lighting the way toward our knowledge of the universe, and of ourselves. From historical legends to mythic futures, monuments of world-building to mind-bending dystopias, these touchstones of human invention and storytelling ingenuity have transported millions of readers to distant realms, and will continue for generations to chart the frontiers of the imagination. The Once and Future King by T. H. White Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein Dune by Frank Herbert 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin Neuromancer by William Gibson For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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    A Touch of Darkness
  • Author : Scarlett St Clair
  • Publisher : Bloom Books
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1728258456
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Books
  • "Persephone is the Goddess of Spring in title only. Since she was a little girl, flowers have only shriveled at her touch. After moving to New Athens, she hoped to lead an unassuming life disguised as a mortal journalist. All of that changes when she sits down in a forbidden nightclub to play a hand of cards with a hypnotic and mysterious stranger. Hades, God of the Dead, has built a gambling empire in the mortal world and his favorite bets are rumored to be impossible. But nothing has ever intrigued him as much as the goddess offering him a bargain he can't resist. After her encounter with Hades, Persephone finds herself in a contract with the God of the Dead, and his terms are impossible: Persephone must create life in the Underworld or lose her freedom forever. The bet does more than expose Persephone's failure as a goddess, however. As she struggles to sow the seeds of her freedom, love for the God of the Dead grows-a love that is both captivating and forbidden"--

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    Carniepunk
  • Author : Rachel Caine,Kevin Hearne,Jennifer Estep,Delilah S. Dawson,Kelly Gay,Seanan McGuire,Rob Thurman,Allison Pang,Kelly Meding
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 449
  • ISBN : 9781476714158
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A collection of urban fantasy stories that take place at carnivals. From vampires and creepy clowns to mermaids, Druids, and wisecracking Irish wolfhounds, you'll find out that carnivals aren't the healthiest types of places to hang out at....

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    The Beauty of Darkness
  • Author : Mary E. Pearson
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 689
  • ISBN : 9780805099256
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : JUVENILE FICTION
  • Princess Lia and her love, Rafe, have escaped Venda and the path before them is winding and dangerous.

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    The Hour of Dust and Ashes
  • Author : Kelly Gay
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781451625493
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Fiction
  • To save her sister, she must stop a silent killer. . . . Protecting Atlanta from the off-world criminals of Underground is tough enough, but now Detective Charlie Madigan and her siren partner, Hank, learn that the addicts of the offworld drug ash have begun taking their own lives. Ash makes humans the perfect vessels for possession, and something or someone is leading them to their deaths. Charlie is desperate to save her addicted sister, Bryn, from a similar fate. As New Year’s Eve approaches and time runs out, Charlie makes a deadly bargain with an ancient race of beings and embarks on a dangerous journey into hellish Charbydon with Hank and the Revenant Rex to save Bryn and make it back before it’s too late. Only, for one of them, coming home means facing a fate worse then death. . . .

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    Dawn of Darkness: Daeva: Book One
  • Author : Daniel A. Kaine
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN : 1466423714
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Unburdened by the pain of loss and heartbreak, Mikhail is content with his life of solitude. But everything began to change the day he realised he has a psychic ability – the power to alter the emotions of those around him.Mikhail is ushered into the Military Academy with others like him – other Daevas – where he does his part to help tip the scales of war against the vampires that destroyed the world and plague what remains of humanity. But after going up against his first vampire, Mikhail starts to question everything he thought to be true.To discover the truth and expose the lies he once believed, Mikhail will set out on a journey of discovery, and learn some things about himself in the process.

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    Eve of Darkness
  • Author : S. J. Day,Sylvia Day
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781466834866
  • Reader Reviews : 21
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Cursed by God, hunted by demons, desired by Cain and Abel... All in a day's work. For Evangeline Hollis, a long ago fling with a bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks just became a disaster of biblical proportions. One night with a leather-clad man of mystery has led to a divine punishment: the Mark of Cain. Thrust into a world where sinners are drafted into service to kill demons, Eve's learning curve is short. A longtime agnostic, she begrudgingly maneuvers through a celestial bureaucracy where she is a valuable but ill-treated pawn. She's also become the latest point of contention in the oldest case of sibling rivalry in history... But she'll worry about all that later. Right now she's more concerned with learning to kill while staying alive. And saving the soul she'd never believed she had ... in S.J. Day's Eve of Darkness. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    The Better Angels of Our Nature
  • Author : Steven Pinker
  • Publisher : Penguin Books
  • Pages : 834
  • ISBN : 9780143122012
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Presents a controversial history of violence which argues that today's world is the most peaceful time in human existence, drawing on psychological insights into intrinsic values that are causing people to condemn violence as an acceptable measure.

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    Seven Years of Darkness
  • Author : You-Jeong Jeong
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780525506010
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "You-Jeong Jeong is a certified international phenomenon . . . Genuinely surprising and ultimately satisfying . . . Seven Years of Darkness [bolsters] the case for Jeong as one among the best at writing psychological suspense." —Los Angeles Times NAMED A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF SUMMER 2020 BY CRIMEREADS, BUSTLE, and AARP.org The truth always rises to the surface... When a young girl is found dead in Seryong Lake, a reservoir in a remote South Korean village, the police immediately begin their investigation. At the same time, three men--Yongje, the girl's father, and two security guards at the nearby dam, each of whom has something to hide about the night of her death--find themselves in an elaborate game of cat and mouse as they race to uncover what happened to her, without revealing their own closely guarded secrets. After a final showdown at the dam results in a mass tragedy, one of the guards is convicted of murder and sent to prison. For seven years, his son, Sowon, lives in the shadow of his father's shocking and inexplicable crime; everywhere he goes, a seemingly concerted effort to reveal his identity as the reviled mass murderer's son follows him. When he receives a package that promises to reveal at last what really happened at Seryong Lake, Sowon must confront a present danger he never knew existed. Dark, disturbing, and full of twists and turns, Seven Years of Darkness is the riveting new novel from the internationally celebrated author of The Good Son.

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    'We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident...'
  • Author : Kenneth N. Addison
  • Publisher : University Press of America
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN : 0761843310
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Social Science
  • 'We hold these truths to be self evident_' An Interdisciplinary Analysis of the Roots of Racism and Slavery in America delves into the philosophical, historical, socio/cultural and political evolution of racism and slavery in America. The premise of this work is that racism and slavery in America are the result of an unintentional historical intertwining of various Western philosophical, religious, cultural, social, economic, and political strands of thought that date back to the Classical Era. These strands have become tangled in a Gordian knot, which can only be unraveled through the bold application of a variety of multidisciplinary tools. By doing so, this book is intended help the reader understand how the United States, a nation that claims 'all men are created equal,' could be responsible for slavery and the intractable threads of racism and inequality that have become woven into its cultural the fabric.

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    House of Meetings
  • Author : Martin Amis
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780307368263
  • Reader Reviews : 15
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A haunting new novel that ratifies Martin Amis’s standing as “a force unto himself,” as the Washington Post has attested: “There is simply no one else like him.” In the slave labour camps of the Soviet Union, conjugal visits were a common occurrence. Valiant women would travel vast distances, over weeks and months, in the hope of spending just one night with their lovers in the so-called House of Meetings. Unsurprisingly, the results of these visits were almost invariably tragic. Martin Amis’s new novel, The House of Meetings, is about one such visit; it is a love story, gothic in timbre and triangular in shape. Two brothers fall in love with the same woman, a nineteen-year-old Jewish girl, in 1946 Moscow, a city poised for pogrom in the gap between war and the death of Stalin. The brothers are arrested, and their fraternal conflict then marinates over the course of a decade in a slave labour camp above the Arctic Circle. The destinies of all three lovers remain unresolved until 1982; but for the sole survivor, the reverberations continue into the next century. A short novel of great depth and richness, The House of Meetings finds Martin Amis at the height of his powers, in new and remarkably fertile fictional territory.

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    Out of Darkness, Shining Light
  • Author : Petina Gappah
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781982110352
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “Engrossing, beautiful, and deeply imaginative” (Yaa Gyasi, author of Homegoing), this epic novel about the explorer David Livingstone and the extraordinary group of Africans who carry his body across impossible terrain “illuminates the agonies of colonialism and blind loyalty” (O, The Oprah Magazine). “This is how we carried out of Africa the poor broken body of...David Livingstone, so that he could be borne across the sea and buried in his own land.” So begins Petina Gappah’s “searing…poignant” (Star Tribune, Minneapolis) novel of exploration and adventure in 19th-century Africa—the captivating story of the African men and women who carried explorer and missionary Dr. Livingstone’s body, papers, and maps, fifteen hundred miles across the continent of Africa, so his remains could be returned home to England and his work preserved there. Narrated by Halima, the doctor’s sharp-tongued cook, and Jacob Wainwright, his rigidly pious secretary, this is a “powerful novel, beautifully told” (Jesmyn Ward, author of Sing, Unburied, Sing) that encompasses all of the hypocrisy of slavery and colonization—the hypocrisy of humanity—while celebrating resilience, loyalty, and love.

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    A Sliver of Shadow
  • Author : Allison Pang
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 404
  • ISBN : 9781439198346
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • When the Faery Queen declares the Doors between the Faery and human worlds officially closed, Abby Sinclair, a TouchStone, sacrifices everything as she ventures to the CrossRoads in an attempt to overide the Queen's magic and save both realms from the very fires of Hell. Original. 75,000 first printing.

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    Wizard of the Pigeons
  • Author : Megan Lindholm,Robin Hobb
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1944145591
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Books
  • A gorgeously illustrated 35th anniversary edition of the urban fantasy classic, featuring a new foreword by Megan Lindholm and illustrations by Tommy Arnold. Seattle: a place as magical as the Emerald City. Subtle magic seeps through the cracks in the paving stones of the sprawling metropolis. But only the inhabitants who possess special gifts are open to the city's consciousness; finding portents in the graffiti, reading messages in the rubbish or listening to warnings in the skipping-rope chants of children. Wizard is bound to Seattle and her magic. His gift is the Knowing -- a powerful enchantment allowing him to know the truth of things; to hear the life-stories of ancient mummies locked behind glass cabinets, to receive true fortunes from the carnival machines, to reveal to ordinary people the answers to their troubles and to safeguard the city's equilibrium. The magic has its price; Wizard must never have more than a dollar in his pocket, must remain celibate, and he must feed and protect the pigeons. But a threat to Seattle has begun to emerge in the portents. A malevolent force born of Wizard's forgotten past has returned to prey upon his power and taunt him with images of his obscure history; and he is the only wizard in Seattle who can face the evil and save the city, his friends and himself.

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    The Power of Conviction
  • Author : Catrin Russell
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 1949382737
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Darkness creeps across the Midlands. Only the Priesthood can stand against its terrifying presence.Trained in the arts of the Light, the priests tread a bloodied path through the scores of demons, seeking to rid the world of their unholy presence. The fight against demonkind grows increasingly perilous, threatening the Priesthood's very survival.Priestess Anaya stands resolute in her conviction. Despite the dangers she must endure, her faith in the Goddess and Her divine supremacy remains steadfast. She intends to follow the commands of her High Priest, no matter how gruesome.Then comes a day when all her beliefs are challenged.A fateful meeting with the elusive demon, Samael, opens the doors to doubt. Anaya begins to question the very foundation of the Priesthood and the preachings of the Goddess.Could they be wrong about demonkind? Is her purpose in life truly for naught?The Light of Darkness series is intended for a mature audience, containing sensitive subjects including violence, torture, consequences of sexual abuse, emotional scars, mature language, and steamy scenes.

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    In Darkness
  • Author : Nick Lake
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Pages : 353
  • ISBN : 9781408819951
  • Reader Reviews : 23
  • Genre : Gangs
  • In the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake, 15-year-old Shorty, a poor gang member from the slums of Site Soleil, is trapped in the rubble of a ruined hospital, and as he grows weaker he has visions and memories of his life of violence, his lost twin sister, and of Toussaint L'Ouverture, who liberated Haiti from French rule in the 1804.

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    Flowers of Darkness
  • Author : Tatiana de Rosnay
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781250272904
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From the internationally bestselling author of Sarah's Key comes Tatiana de Rosnay's Flowers of Darkness, a riveting and emotionally intense novel, set in a near future Paris, where a woman confronts past betrayal and present mystery Author Clarissa Katsef is struggling to write her next book. She’s just snagged a brand new artist residency in an ultra-modern apartment, with a view of all of Paris, a dream for any novelist in search of tranquility. But since moving in, she has had the feeling of being watched. Is there reason to be paranoid? Or is her distraction and discomfort the result of her husband’s recent shocking betrayal? Or is that her beloved Paris lies altered outside her windows? A city that will never be quite the same, a city with a scar at its center? Stuck inside, in the midst of a sweltering heat wave, Clarissa enlists her beloved granddaughter in her investigation of the mysterious, high tech building even as she finds herself drawn back into the orbit of her first husband who is still the one who knows her most intimately, who shares the past grief that she has never quite let go. Staying true to her favorite themes—the imprint of the place, the weight of secrets—de Rosnay weaves an intrigue of thrilling suspense and emotional power.

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    A Brush of Darkness
  • Author : Allison Pang
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 1439198411
  • Reader Reviews : 20
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The man of her dreams might be the cause of her nightmares. Six months ago, Abby Sinclair was struggling to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. Now, she has an enchanted iPod, a miniature unicorn living in her underwear drawer, and a magical marketplace to manage. But despite her growing knowledge of the OtherWorld, Abby isn’t at all prepared for Brystion, the dark, mysterious, and sexy-as- sin incubus searching for his sister, convinced Abby has the key to the succubus’s whereabouts. Abby has enough problems without having this seductive shape-shifter literally invade her dreams to get information. But when her Faery boss and some of her friends vanish, as well, Abby and Brystion must form an uneasy alliance. As she is sucked deeper and deeper into this perilous world of faeries, angels, and daemons, Abby realizes her life is in as much danger as her heart—and there’s no one she can trust to save her.

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    Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness
  • Author : Harold Bloom
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN : 9780791098257
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Presents a collection of critical essays about Conrad's famous novel, arranged in chronological order of publication.

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    The Angel of Darkness
  • Author : Caleb Carr
  • Publisher : Laszlo Kreizler & John Schuyler Moore
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN : 0751547271
  • Reader Reviews : 77
  • Genre : Kidnapping
  • A year after the events narrated in The Alienist, the cast of characters from that novel are again brought together to investigate a crime committed in the heady days of New York in the 1890s, but this time narrated by the orphan Stevie Taggert. A young child, the daughter of Spanish diplomats, disappears. It seems she has been abducted but no ransom note is received and the detectives Isaacson quickly discover that a nurse, Elspeth Hunter, is probably the kidnapper. They also discover that Hunter has been a little too closely connected with the death of three other infants. But what are her motives? She married a fortune, and although she is connected to some fairly rough villains this crime does not fit their modus operandi. Is it something as 'simple' as psychological disturbance due to her own inability to bear children, or something more sinister unguessed at?

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    City of Darkness
  • Author : Ben Bova
  • Publisher : Tor Teen
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9781429910668
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • He's passed his college entrance exams with flying colors. He can do pretty much whatever he wants. But what teenager Ron Morgan wants most is for his father to quit telling him what to do. Quit running his life. What better way to unwind than having a last blowout on Labor Day in the domed playground of Fun City: Manhattan. Inside the dome, however, Ron loses his wallet and identity card. Worse, he's trapped when the dome closes for the season. There's no way out. Gangs roam the street. Food is scarce. Ron is on his own. All Ron wanted was some fun. He'll be lucky to escape New York alive.... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    The Brighter Side of Darkness
  • Author : Randy Coursen
  • Publisher : Xulon Press
  • Pages : 98
  • ISBN : 9781600348495
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Coursen tells of a young man, who has gone through countless accidents and struggles with alcohol, drugs, and the loss of friends and loved ones, who is kept alive by his parents' prayers. (Motivation)