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A Shadow On The Glass

By Ian Irvine
  • ISBN Code: : 1405513837
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Pages : 608
  • Category : Fiction
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Once there were three worlds, each with their own people. Then, fleeing out of the void, on the edge of extinction, came the Charon. And the balance changed for ever. With A SHADOW ON THE GLASS, Book One of A View from the Mirror, a major new fantasy epic begins. Karan, a sensitive with a troubled past, is forced to steal an ancient relic in payment for a debt. But she is not told that the relic is, in fact, the Mirror of Aachan, a twisted, deceitful thing that remembers everything it has seen. Llian, meanwhile, a brilliant chronicler, is expelled from his college for uncovering a perilous mystery.Thrown together by fate, Karan and Llian are hunted across a world at war, for the Mirror contains a secret of incredible power. More information on this book and others can be found on the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk

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  • Publisher : A&C Black
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  • Total of Pages : 280
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  • Publisher : Skyhorse
  • Book Code : 1597805572
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 798
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Some things are best left undisturbed . . . In the countryside of Victorian England, Edward Atherton, rector of Thornham St. Stephen, has taken on the arduous task of restoring the ancient church. But he should never have meddled with the tomb that lay beneath the church’s crumbling walls. The moment the workman raised the tomb lid, an unspeakable horror escaped. At a loss to explain the unsettling noises and frightening visions that begin to plague the church, Atherton calls upon fellow antiquarian and Cambridge professor Richard Asquith to help investigate the strange events that began in the wake of the tomb’s disturbance. The two discover tantalizing hints of whom and what may have been laid to rest in the tomb, but the unforeseen circumstances force Asquith to give up his inquiries and leave the small village of Thornham behind. Asquith tries to put the frightening experiences behind him and focus on his new wife and family. But death and disappearances abound, and Asquith soon has no choice but to confront the darkness that has followed him from that ancient church into his own home. English novelist Jonathan Aycliffe has mastered the classic English ghost story, and A Shadow on the Wall, nominated in 2000 for the International Horror Guild Award, is sure to both mesmerize and haunt you. Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.

The Memoirs of Wild Bill Hickok and Shadow on the Sun

By Richard Matheson
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  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Book Code : 1250165830
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 217
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THE MEMOIRS OF WILD BILL HICKOK Gunfighter. US Marshall. Legend. James Butler Hickok was a celebrity before there was a Hollywood...and he was dead before he was forty. Spur Award-winning author Richard Matheson delves into the life and times of the man behind the myth. The cruelty that turned him violent. The fears that drove him. And the unforgettable events that cause his name to live on more than a century later. SHADOW ON THE SUN Southwest Arizona. An uneasy truce exists between the remote frontier town of Picture City and the neighboring Apaches. That delicate peace is threatened when the mutilated bodies of two white men are found. The angry townspeople are certain the “savages” have broken the treaty, Billjohn Finley, the local Indian agent, but has another suspect in mind. There’s a tall, dark stranger in town, and he rode in wearing the dead men’s clothes.... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Shadow in the Glass

By M. E. Hilliard
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  • Publisher : Crooked Lane Books
  • Book Code : 1643858955
  • Total of Pages : 268
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 170
  • Pdf File: shadow-in-the-glass.pdf

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Murder rocks a wedding celebration at an idyllic lakeside home—and librarian-turned-sleuth Greer Hogan could be next on the killer’s guest list in this second exciting installment, perfect for fans of Louise Penny. Librarian Greer Hogan is on hand to celebrate her old friend Sarah Whitaker’s nuptials at the Whitaker summer home on beautiful Mirror Lake, just outside the upstate New York village of Lake Placid. But Greer has an ulterior motive—to gather information that could reopen the investigation into her husband’s murder, a crime for which she believes an innocent man went to prison. Her plans come to a shuddering halt when a wedding guest goes missing and turns up dead in the lake. The guest, Brittany Miles, was an employee of the Whitaker family whom Sarah had long suspected was up to no good at work. The police have no leads, but Greer—an avid reader of crime fiction who possesses an uncanny knack for deduction—begins her own investigation. She learns that the victim was seen with a mystery man right before she disappeared. Then the autopsy reveals that she didn’t drown in the lake after all, but in the reflecting pool in the Whitaker garden. The suspect list is as long as the guest list itself, with no apparent motive. Now, Greer must rely on the wisdom of her favorite fictional detectives to tease out truth from lies—and keep herself out of the killer’s sights.

A Shadow on the Lens

By Sam Hurcom
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  • Publisher : Orion
  • Book Code : 1409189880
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 718
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'Gothic, claustrophobic and wonderfully dark' GUARDIAN 1904. Thomas Bexley, one of the first forensic photographers, is called to the sleepy Welsh village of Dinas Powys. A yound girl by the name of Betsan Tilny has been found murdered in the woodland. But the crime scene appears staged and worse still: the locals are reluctant to help. One night, he develops the crime scene photographs in the cellar of his lodgings. There, he finds a face dimly visible in the photographs - the shadowed spectre of Betsan Tilny. In the days that follow, Thomas senses a growing presence watching him as he tries to uncover what the villagers of Dinas Powys are so intent on keeping secret... The stifling, atmospheric, gothic crime novel following one of the world's first forensic photographers and featuring a killer twist - perfect for fans of The Woman in Black, The Silent Companions, and Little Strangers. **************** Praise for A Shadow on the Lens: 'An intriguing debut' THE TIMES 'A promising debut - gothic, claustrophobic and wonderfully dark' GUARDIAN 'A sparkling debut from a name to watch...You might as well be in another world. This is top notch historical crime fiction, with a dash of the supernatural. A gorgeous book and a riveting tale' David Young

The Man Without a Shadow

By Joyce Carol Oates
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062416111
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 456
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In this taut and fascinating novel, the bestselling, New York Times bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of The Sacrifice, The Accursed, and Lovely, Dark, Deep examines the mysteries of memory, personality, and identity and pierces the enigmatic force that drives human lives—love. In 1965, neuroscientist Margot Sharpe meets the attractive, charismatic Elihu Hoopes—the “man without a shadow”—whose devastated memory, unable to store new experiences or to retrieve the old, will make him the most famous and most studied amnesiac in history. Over the course of the next thirty years, Margot herself becomes famous for her experiments with E. H.—and inadvertently falls in love with him, despite the ethical ambiguity of their affair, and though he remains forever elusive and mysterious to her, haunted by mysteries of the past. The Man Without a Shadow tracks the intimate, illicit relationship between Margot and Eli, as scientist and subject embark upon an exploration of the labyrinthine mysteries of the human brain. Where does “memory” reside? Where is “love”? Is it possible to love an individual who cannot love you, who cannot “remember” you from one meeting to the next? Made vivid by her exceptional eye for detail and her keen insight into the human psyche, The Man Without A Shadow is a unique story of forbidden love, a kind of secret, evolving marriage, depicted in Joyce Carol Oates’s tight, impassioned prose. It is an uncanny, ambitious, and structurally complex novel that penetrates the mind and illuminates the heart.

A Shadow All of Light

By Fred Chappell
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  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Book Code : 1466866136
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 919
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A good thief barters in goods. A great one deals in shadows. A Shadow all of Light is a stylish, elegant, episodic fantasy novel by award-winning author and former poet laureate Fred Chappell. Falco, a young man from the country, arrives in the port city of Tardocco with the ambition of becoming an apprentice shadow thief. Falco's tests and adventures teach him to break through ingenious security traps and drop him among con men, monsters, pirates, and the King of Cats. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Kingdoms of Sky and Shadow Box Set

By Lidiya Foxglove
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  • Publisher : Catlord Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 825
  • Pdf File: the-kingdoms-of-sky-and-shadow-box-set.pdf

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When I was a girl, my father forced me to swallow a magical crystal. The Dragon's Tear turned my bones fragile as glass. I was no Ionger strong enough to dance or learn to fight...or take any lover until my wedding day. I was destined to wed the King of the Dragons, and only he could restore my health. Now it is time to fulfill the prophecy. To become King Aurekdel's bride. I don't want him. I want the dashing young head of my guard, Oszin, who has been my best friend and secret crush since I was fifteen. But Oszin can't heal me. Only Aurekdel can. I already hate him and his tall, fierce warrior champion Lord Seron. I really had no idea what I was in for. Aurekdel is charming and clever and he wants to give me everything I ever wanted and then some. The love of three protective men, a magical garden, a blessed sword, and the role of a great queen. But there is one thing he cannot give me after all: a cure. The prophecy was a lie. I am still broken and no one knows went wrong. I'm determined to learn to fight for everything I hold dear, but the truth of the prophecy will shatter the kingdom Aurekdel has built...and gain the attention of the dark dragon who will change our destiny. Kingdoms of Sky and Shadow is a complete reverse harem fantasy romance series with dragon shifters, steam, and deep world-building. Contents: Book One: The Glass Princess Book Two: The Shadowed Crown Book Three: The Crystal Queen

Shadows of Glass

By Kassy Tayler
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Book Code : 1250032687
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 463
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Wren's world has changed. The thing that she fought for, escaping the dome has come to fruition, but it's not the paradise she thought it would be. Most of the shiners have died, and according to James, she is to blame for many of the deaths, a burden which sits heavy on her shoulders. Still some have survived and Wren is determined to keep them safe as they fight to establish a home outside while hiding from the rovers who have weapons that can kill from far away. But as long as she has Pace she knows everything will be fine. Still Wren wonders, as she sees the smoke that continually pours forth from the dome, how did her friends inside fare? Will they ever find out if Lucy, David, Jill and Harry, along with Pace's mother survive the explosions? Meanwhile, someone else has also seen the smoke. A band of explorers from across the sea arrive in an airship, curious about the dome, and offering help to those who survive. When Wren meets the handsome Levi Addison, she suddenly questions her love for Pace as Levi offers to show her the world from his airship. Does she really love Pace? Or was it just the circumstances that made her think she did? Meanwhile, word arrives from inside via Pip, and Wren is forced to go back inside the dome, a thing that terrifies her more than anything else, to save her friends. Once she's back inside will she be able to escape again? Kassy Tayler's Shadows of Glass is a whirlwind of adventure, romance, conspiracy and the struggle to stay alive in a dystopian world where nothing is as it seems.

The Semiotics of Light and Shadows

By Piotr Sadowski
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350016160
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 556
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Lighting and shadows are used within a range of art forms to create aesthetic effects. Piotr Sadowski's study of light and shadow in Weimar cinema and contemporaneous visual arts is underpinned by the evolutionary semiotic theories of indexicality and iconicity. These theories explain the unique communicative and emotive power of light and shadow when used in contemporary indexical media including the shadow theatre, silhouette portraits, camera obscura, photography and film. In particular, Sadowski highlights the aesthetic and emotional significance of shadows. The 'cast shadow', as an indexical sign, maintains a physical connection with its near-present referent, such as a hidden person, stimulating a viewer's imagination and provoking responses including anxiety or curiosity. The 'cinematic shadow' plays a stylistic role, by enhancing image texture, depth of field, and tonal contrast of cinematic moments. Such enhancements are especially important in monochromatic films, and Sadowski interweaves the book with accounts of seminal Weimar cinema moments. Sadowski's book is distinctive for combining historical materials and theoretical approaches to develop a deeper understanding of Weimar cinema and other contemporary art forms. The Semiotics of Light and Shadows is an ideal resource for both scholars and students working in linguistics, semiotics, film, media, and visual arts.

The Guardians of Sky and Shadow Box Set

By Lidiya Foxglove
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  • Publisher : Lidiya Foxglove
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 634
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 915
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One priestess, four guardians, a prince in hiding and a winged cat. Two worlds in peril. Over 200,000 words of reverse harem epic fantasy in a complete series box set! My world isn't safe. The northern gate lies open and monsters roam the land. Towns are locked behind walls, protected by the emperor and his Black Army. Once, a fated priestess and her four guardians kept the gate sealed with magic, but there hasn't been a priestess in over a century...or so I thought. When a monster attacks me within the walls of my village, I am saved by Sir Forrest--the quiet former soldier who came to Istim three years ago. Turns out, he's been watching me. Waiting for my powers to awaken. I am the fated priestess. But there have been others. The genius commander Abel and the Black Army have killed them all. Sir Forrest found out the truth, and now he is driven by his sacred mission to help me find my guardians and bring me to the gate. All I have to do? Find them and join with them in the Grand Quintet to grant them the powers I apparently hold, close the gate, and save the world...without suffering the same dire fate as the priestesses who came before me. I've always liked attention...but this is too much. Contains: Book One: Priestess Awakened Book Two: Priestess Bound Book Three: Priestess Unleashed