River Into Darkness

Author: Greg A. Vaughan
Publisher: Paizo Pub Llc
ISBN: 9781601250759
Size: 61.21 MB
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River Into Darkness from the Author: Greg A. Vaughan. Guarding an expedition into the deepest recesses of a dangerous jungle is no simple task. When that jungle happens to be the home of the Gorilla King, the job is downright deadly! River into Darkness is a wilderness adventure for low-level characters, compatible with the world's most popular fantasy roleplaying game, and part of the GameMastery Module line. GameMastery Modules also include four pre-made characters so players can jump right into the action and full-color maps and handouts to enhance play.

Beneath The Vaulted Hills

Author: Sean Russell
Publisher: D A W Books, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780886777944
Size: 39.69 MB
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Beneath The Vaulted Hills from the Author: Sean Russell. The last great mage, Lord Eldrich has dedicated himself to eradicating all the magic in the world, and Erasmus Flattery, reluctantly drawn into the conflict, must travel to the center of the earth to unearth a secret that has remained hidden since the time of the first mages. Original.

Heart Of Darkness

Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: Bibliolis Books
ISBN: 0956527795
Size: 32.65 MB
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Heart Of Darkness from the Author: Joseph Conrad. In Heart of Darkness, English seaman Marlow tells the story of his time as a riverboat captain for a trading company on the Congo, specifically his intense interest in investigating the mysterious Kurtz, an ivory-procurement agent with almost godlike status. On his journey, Marlow discovers not only the barbaric treatment of the natives at the hands of the Europeans, but also the unfathomable darkness in every human soul. The novel is a fascinating exploration of imperialism and human nature.

River Of Darkness

Author: Buddy Levy
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553908103
Size: 69.35 MB
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River Of Darkness from the Author: Buddy Levy. From the acclaimed author of Conquistador comes this thrilling account of one of history’s greatest adventures of discovery. With cinematic immediacy and meticulous attention to historical detail, here is the true story of a legendary sixteenth-century explorer and his death-defying navigation of the Amazon—river of darkness, pathway to gold. In 1541, the brutal conquistador Gonzalo Pizarro and his well-born lieutenant Francisco Orellana set off from Quito in search of La Canela, South America’s rumored Land of Cinnamon, and the fabled El Dorado, “the golden man.” Driving an enormous retinue of mercenaries, enslaved natives, horses, hunting dogs, and other animals across the Andes, they watched their proud expedition begin to disintegrate even before they descended into the nightmarish jungle, following the course of a powerful river. Soon hopelessly lost in the swampy labyrinth, their numbers diminishing daily through disease, starvation, and Indian attacks, Pizarro and Orellana made a fateful decision to separate. While Pizarro eventually returned home barefoot and in rags, Orellana and fifty-seven men, in a few fragile craft, continued downriver into the unknown reaches of the mighty Amazon, serenaded by native war drums and the eerie cries of exotic predators. Theirs would be the greater glory. Interweaving eyewitness accounts of the quest with newly uncovered details, Buddy Levy reconstructs the seminal journey that has electrified adventurers ever since, as Orellana became the first European to navigate and explore the entire length of the world’s largest river. Levy gives a long-overdue account of the native populations—some peaceful and welcoming, offering sustenance and life-saving guidance, others ferociously hostile, subjecting the invaders to gauntlets of unremitting attack and intimations of terrifying rituals. And here is the Amazon itself, a powerful presence whose every twist and turn held the promise of new wonders both natural and man-made, as well as the ever-present risk of death—a river that would hold Orellana in its irresistible embrace to the end of his life. Overflowing with violence and beauty, nobility and tragedy, River of Darkness is both riveting history and a breathtaking adventure that will sweep readers along on an epic voyage unlike any other. From the Hardcover edition.

Marching Into Darkness

Author: Waitman Wade Beorn
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 067472660X
Size: 25.77 MB
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Marching Into Darkness from the Author: Waitman Wade Beorn. On October 10, 1941, the Jewish population of the Belarusian village of Krucha was rounded up and shot. This atrocity was not the routine work of the SS but was committed by a regular German army unit acting on its own initiative. Marching into Darkness is a bone-chilling exposé of the ordinary footsoldiers who participated in the Final Solution on a daily basis. Although scholars have exploded the myth that the Wehrmacht played no significant part in the Holocaust, a concrete picture of its involvement has been lacking. Marching into Darkness reveals in detail how the army willingly fulfilled its role as an agent of murder on a massive scale. Waitman Wade Beorn unearths forced labor, sexual violence, and grave robbing, though a few soldiers refused to participate and even helped Jews. Improvised extermination progressively became methodical, with some army units going so far as to organize "Jew hunts." The Wehrmacht also used the pretense of Jewish anti-partisan warfare as a subterfuge by reporting murdered Jews as partisans. Through military and legal records, survivor testimonies, and eyewitness interviews, Beorn paints a searing portrait of an army's descent into ever more intimate participation in genocide.

Fall Into Darkness

Author: Linda DeLeon
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1456765744
Size: 36.98 MB
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Fall Into Darkness from the Author: Linda DeLeon. Wounded on the battle fi eld and left for dead, James awakens 3 days later to fi nd that his life has changed forever. Now a vampire, he fi nds that he can exist only at night and must drink blood to survive. For 5 centuries, he wanders alone until he meets Vanessa and they fall in love. Ten years of happiness follows until one day, James fi nds that Vanessa has betrayed him by breaking the very code he lives by. Heartbroken and shattered, he leaves her. She vows that he shall be with no other woman but her. Are her threats true? Must he live forever alone and afraid to love again?

The Compass Of The Soul

Author: Sean Russell
Publisher: D A W Books, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780886779337
Size: 64.43 MB
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The Compass Of The Soul from the Author: Sean Russell. In his quest to destroy all the magic in the world, Lord Eldrich sends Erasmus Flattery to eliminate Anna, leader of the Tellerites, a group eager to preserve the key to immortality, but as Erasmus becomes resentful of Eldrich and strangely loyal to Anna, he questions all he had believed to be true. Reprint.

Straight Into Darkness

Author: Faye Kellerman
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0759514135
Size: 12.51 MB
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Straight Into Darkness from the Author: Faye Kellerman. - Kellerman did extensive research for this book, traveling to Germany to research historical documents and ensure the authenticity of the setting. - Double Homicide, a collaboration between Kellerman and her husband, bestselling novelist Jonathan Kellerman, was published in Warner hardcover (0-446-53296-7) in 10/04 with a first printing of 300,000 and will be published in mass market in 7/05. - Kellerman's most recent novel, Street Dreams (Warner hardcover, 0-446-53131-6, 8/03), hit the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists and has close to 200,000 copies in print. It was published in Warner paperback in 7/04, grossing over 750,000 copies to date. - Stone Kiss (Warner hardcover, 2002) was a New York Times bestseller, selling close to 550,000 copies combined. - Nine of Kellerman's books have been New York Times bestsellers and there are over 15 million copies of her books in print internationally.

Journeys Into Darkness

Author: James Goho
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442231467
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Journeys Into Darkness from the Author: James Goho. The tradition of supernatural horror fiction runs deep in Anglo-American literature. From the Gothic novels of the eighteenth century to such contemporary authors as Stephen King and Anne Rice, writers have employed horror fiction to unearth many disquieting truths about the human condition, ranging from mistreatment of women and minorities to the ever-present dangers of modern city life. In Journeys into Darkness: Critical Essays on Gothic Horror, James Goho analyzes many significant writers and trends in American and British horror fiction. Beginning with Charles Brockden Brown’s disturbing novels of terror and madness, Goho proceeds to discuss the influence of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” on H. P. Lovecraft, who is treated in several penetrating essays. Lovecraft was a uniquely philosophical writer, and Goho approaches his work through the lens of existentialist philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, while also probing Lovecraft’s racism as exhibited in several tales about Native Americans. Goho also discusses the Welsh writer Arthur Machen’s tortured tales of suffering and evil and Algernon Blackwood’s numerous stories set in the wilds of the Canadian backwoods. The book concludes with a centuries-spanning essay on the witchcraft theme in the American Gothic tradition and a comprehensive essay on Fritz Leiber’s invention of the urban Gothic. In this wide-ranging study, James Goho examines the varied ways in which supernatural fiction can address the deepest moral, social, and political concerns of the human experience. Journeys into Darkness will be of interest to readers and scholars of horror fiction and to students of literary history and culture in general.