Author: Barbara Schaer
Publisher: Barbara Schaer
Alex fa la spogliarellista al Blue Hell. E' bella, cinica e sembra che non le importi di nulla e di nessuno, tranne che della sua amica Sam. Eppure, sotto ai tatuaggi, alla folle acconciatura asimmetrica e alla violenta aggressività, nasconde un orribile passato e una letale sete di vendetta. Quando la sua guerra personale incrocia quella degli Onislayer, valorosi cacciatori di demoni giapponesi, i suoi segreti sconvolgono per sempre le loro vite, in particolare quella del loro leader, l'affascinante e tormentato Jin. Dall'autrice di Alis Grave Nil una saga completamente nuova che fra sanguinose battaglie, passioni travolgenti e oscure profezie vi lascerà senza fiato! Recensito positivamente su oltre 40 blog: «Onislayer è uno dei libri che ho apprezzato di più in assoluto. Chi segue il blog sa bene che ne leggo almeno un paio alla settimana, quindi giudicate voi il valore di questa affermazione. In definitiva un libro che tiene con il fiato sospeso, che fa emozionare e anche contorcere lo stomaco. Consigliatissimo.» Ispirazione - il blog di Ilaria Goffredo «Questa storia mi ha davvero colpita, c'è tutto, passione, azione, romanticismo, mistero. È un mix perfetto che rende il libro intrigante e piacevole. Complimenti a Barbara Schaer che ha dimostrato ancora una volta di essere una scrittrice di vero talento, autrice di un altro libro che mi ha lasciata senza parole.» Innamorata dei Libri «Onislayer l'ho divorato e l'ho amato profondamente, grazie alla sua trama originale e mai noiosa, ai suoi personaggi perfetti... Barbara Schaer ha creato un mondo che è un piccolo capolavoro, ha dato vita a dei personaggi che, vi renderete conto, sarà impossibile non amare. Questo romanzo merita assolutamente di essere annoverato tra le mie migliori letture di quest'anno.» Coffee & Books «Un libro stupendo, coinvolgente, incredibile, di un'autrice italiana che merita tantissimo. Insomma, un piccolo capolavoro. Un libro che tiene incollati alle sue pagine fino alla conclusione, che non annoia mai, che non delude, senza momenti di stallo.» Inside a Book
Author: Jack McGuigan
Publisher: Gorilla House
A BOY AND HIS DEMON Ben Carter, pet care specialist, is hired to walk a Shiba Inu named Toby. Unbeknownst to Ben, Toby is no ordinary dog but an “inugami” - an immortal demon born in feudal Japan and bred for only one purpose...murder. A mysterious cult seeks to capture the inugami and harness its power for evil. With the help of an elderly luchador and a cop with a heart of gold, Ben must protect Toby and uncover the secret of the Tengu before the cultists can unleash the beast and the bloodlust claims the inugami once more.
“Only in truth the lords will abandon their thrones and the unkindled will rise. Nameless accursed undead, unfit even to be cinder.” You are an Unkindled, a being of ash, unworthy of becoming even a Lord of Cinder. You awaken in the Cemetery of Ash to the tolling of a bell, signalling the approaching end of the First Flame. You must seek out the embers of the First Flame and defeat the Lords of Cinder so the flame can be linked again. “And so it is, that ash seeketh embers…” As you journey through the treacherous realms of Lothric, our guide will be a constant companion. Inside you will find: - A complete walkthrough of the main areas and strategies for defeating all bosses; - All side areas and optional bosses discovered - Full details on the different endings to the game; - NPC Side quests and other optional content; - Covenant explanations; - A detailed trophy/achievement guide; - Suggested character builds to help you get through the game with ease.
Author: Jay Kristoff
The first in an epic new fantasy series, introducing an unforgettable new heroine and a stunningly original dystopian steampunk world with a flavor of feudal Japan. A DYING LAND The Shima Imperium verges on the brink of environmental collapse; an island nation once rich in tradition and myth, now decimated by clockwork industrialization and the machine-worshipers of the Lotus Guild. The skies are red as blood, the land is choked with toxic pollution, and the great spirit animals that once roamed its wilds have departed forever. AN IMPOSSIBLE QUEST The hunters of Shima's imperial court are charged by their Shogun to capture a thunder tiger – a legendary creature, half-eagle, half-tiger. But any fool knows the beasts have been extinct for more than a century, and the price of failing the Shogun is death. A HIDDEN GIFT Yukiko is a child of the Fox clan, possessed of a talent that if discovered, would see her executed by the Lotus Guild. Accompanying her father on the Shogun's hunt, she finds herself stranded: a young woman alone in Shima's last wilderness, with only a furious, crippled thunder tiger for company. Even though she can hear his thoughts, even though she saved his life, all she knows for certain is he'd rather see her dead than help her. But together, the pair will form an indomitable friendship, and rise to challenge the might of an empire.
BradyGames' GameShark Ultimate Codes 2007, Volume 2 includes the following: An updated collection of exclusive GameShark codes for the most popular games released for the PS2, Game Boy Advance SP, and GBA. Bonus cheats for Xbox, Xbox 360, PS3 and GameCube games are also included! Over 50,000 codes are provided for the top games on the market-- Madden NFL 07, Yu-gi-oh! GX Tag Force, The Godfather: Blackhand Edition, Def Jam: Icon, Major League Baseball 2K7 and many more! Feed your console all the fresh GameShark codes it craves--invincibility, secret levels and characters, unlimited ammo, hidden game modes, and much more! Platform: PS2, GBA and SP Genre: VariousThis product is available for sale worldwide.
Shadows Still Remain
Author: Peter de Jonge
Publisher: Harper Collins
“A killer of a thriller with a wonderfully human, perfectly rendered heroine at its center….A terrific read.” —Dennis Lehane, author of Shutter Island and The Given Day “First-rate crime fiction.” —Washington Post (a Best Book of the Year) The raves keep pouring in for #1 New York Times bestselling author Peter De Jong’s Shadows Still Remain. James Patterson calls it, “An absolute knockout and a half,” and praises De Jong’s fascinating, endearing, but seriously flawed heroine, NYPD Detective Darlene O’Hara, as, “One of the freshest, hippest detective creations in many a year.” Every fan of serious crime fiction will agree that this author is a major find.
Yozakura Quartet 21
Author: Suzuhito Yasuda
Publisher: Kodansha America LLC
Senate executive, Shiina, has been turned into a demon by Enjin, descendant of the Hiizumi branch family. After failing to rescue their friend and comrade at Enoshima island, the gang regroups and readies to meet her again on land. This time, the plan is to lure Shiina to Sakurashin and attempt to tune her while an all-star lineup keeps her at bay. But just when it seems like they might save her, an unexpected development occurs! The fallen genius arc reaches its dramatic finale!
An otherworldly examination of the unknown that will keep fright fans reading all night. from any strange experience that can't be defined by science to psychic phenomena to monsters and weird creatures, 'The Complete Idiot's Guide® to the Paranormal', focuses on the most interesting and bone-chilling aspects of the Paranormal and the Supernatural, including: - Ghosts and Spirits - Angels, demons and spellcasters - Unexplained phenomena
Legends of the Samurai
Author: Hiroaki Sato
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Over the decades the reputation of the samurai has grown to mythical proportions, owing to such films as Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai and Yojimbo as well as works such as James Clavell's epic Shogun. In Legends of the Samurai, Hiroaki Sato confronts both the history and the legend of the samurai, untangling the two to present an authentic picture of these legendary warriors. Through his masterful translations of original samurai tales, laws, dicta, reports, and arguments accompanied by insightful commentary, Sato chronicles the changing ethos of the Japanese warrior from the samurai's historical origins to his rise to political power. A fascinating look at Japanese history as seen through the evolution of the samurai, Legends of the Samurai stands as the ultimate authority on its subject.
Japanese Demon Lore
Author: Noriko Reider
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
Oni, ubiquitous supernatural figures in Japanese literature, lore, art, and religion, usually appear as demons or ogres. Characteristically threatening, monstrous creatures with ugly features and fearful habits, including cannibalism, they also can be harbingers of prosperity, beautiful and sexual, and especially in modern contexts, even cute and lovable. There has been much ambiguity in their character and identity over their long history. Usually male, their female manifestations convey distinctivly gendered social and cultural meanings. Oni appear frequently in various arts and media, from Noh theater and picture scrolls to modern fiction and political propaganda, They remain common figures in popular Japanese anime, manga, and film and are becoming embedded in American and international popular culture through such media. Noriko Reiderýs book is the first in English devoted to oni. Reider fully examines their cultural history, multifaceted roles, and complex significance as "others" to the Japanese.
The author/artist has embellished this folktale of the princess who sleeps under an evil spell for 100 years with some details of his own.
Lebor Gabala Erenn
Author: R. MacAlister
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
The Lebor Gab�la �renn (The Book of the Taking of Ireland) remains a unique piece of literature among the corpus of monastic documents to come out of medieval Ireland. Its collection of poems, prose, and narratives render a history of the Irish nation in the depths of antiquity, as various quasi-historical invaders are recounted: the people of Cessair, the people of Parthol�n, the people of Nemed, the Fir Bolg, the Tuatha D� Danann, and the Milesians. From the day it was initially compiled by an anonymous clerical writer, working sometime in the early 11th century AD, it has had a profound impact on the destiny and self-perception of the Irish people. The Lebor Gab�la �renn stands as a testament to the literary adroitness of Ireland's monastic class, and one of the principle documents of Irish identity, serving as the foundation text of all subsequent Celtic folklore.
Retells four Russian folk tales: The Firebird, Vassilissa the Fair, Maria Morevna, and The Snow Maiden.
The Elite Order
Author: Ireyal Neal
Marsha was a go getter reporter for KLTU. She was their best, and didn't know how to let go once she started investigating a report.She was sent to cover the train crash of Trans Continental Railways. She knows what she saw, but Homeland Security Deputy Director Christen Myers had tried to convince her that she was wrong. What she didn't realize was that the more she dug into the train crash, the more she was placing herself in danger.A known terrorist was stalking her he had his own agenda, destroying America. Stopping him was imperative. Even Russia was concerned about the repercussions that he was about to cause. Marsha was the only link to the terrorist, and with Christen doubting her she was losing hope in stopping whatever it was that would bring America to ruins.
My Uncle Oswald
Author: Roald Dahl
Meet Oswald Hendryks Cornelius, Roald Dahl's most disgraceful and extraordinary character . . . Aside from being thoroughly debauched, strikingly attractive and astonishingly wealthy, Uncle Oswald was the greatest bounder, bon vivant and fornicator of all time. In this instalment of his scorchingly frank memoirs he tells of his early career and erotic education at the hands of a number of enthusiastic teachers, of discovering the invigorating properties of the Sudanese Blister Beetle, and of the gorgeous Yasmin Howcomely, his electrifying partner in a most unusual series of thefts . . . 'Raunchy and cheeky entertainment' Sunday Express 'Immense fun' Daily Telegraph Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.