River Into Darkness

Author: Greg A. Vaughan
Publisher: Paizo Pub Llc
ISBN: 9781601250759
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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: 19.15 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.

The Compass Of The Soul

Author: Sean Russell
Publisher: D A W Books, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780886779337
Size: 43.74 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.

River Of Darkness

Author: Buddy Levy
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553908103
Size: 75.59 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.

Journey Into Darkness

Author: John Douglas
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448135907
Size: 32.73 MB
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Journey Into Darkness from the Author: John Douglas. The world's top pioneer and expert on criminal profiling delves further into the criminal mind in a range of chilling new cases - involving rape, arson, child molestation and murder - as well as profiling suspects from OJ Simpson to the Unabomber, and investigating the assassination of John Lennon and the tragedy at Waco, Texas. The inspiration for Special Agent Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs and a continually sought-after consultant on headline-making cases, Douglas reveals the fascinating circumstance of each crime in detail as he explores the larger issues, from crime prevention and rehabilitation to what violence is doing to society.

The River Of Doubt

Author: Candice Millard
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307575081
Size: 14.97 MB
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The River Of Doubt from the Author: Candice Millard. At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, The River of Doubt is the true story of Theodore Roosevelt’s harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth. The River of Doubt—it is a black, uncharted tributary of the Amazon that snakes through one of the most treacherous jungles in the world. Indians armed with poison-tipped arrows haunt its shadows; piranhas glide through its waters; boulder-strewn rapids turn the river into a roiling cauldron. After his humiliating election defeat in 1912, Roosevelt set his sights on the most punishing physical challenge he could find, the first descent of an unmapped, rapids-choked tributary of the Amazon. Together with his son Kermit and Brazil’s most famous explorer, Cândido Mariano da Silva Rondon, Roosevelt accomplished a feat so great that many at the time refused to believe it. In the process, he changed the map of the western hemisphere forever. Along the way, Roosevelt and his men faced an unbelievable series of hardships, losing their canoes and supplies to punishing whitewater rapids, and enduring starvation, Indian attack, disease, drowning, and a murder within their own ranks. Three men died, and Roosevelt was brought to the brink of suicide. The River of Doubt brings alive these extraordinary events in a powerful nonfiction narrative thriller that happens to feature one of the most famous Americans who ever lived. From the soaring beauty of the Amazon rain forest to the darkest night of Theodore Roosevelt’s life, here is Candice Millard’s dazzling debut. From the Trade Paperback edition.

River Of Darkness

Author: Rennie Airth
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330530348
Size: 50.48 MB
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River Of Darkness from the Author: Rennie Airth. It is 1921 and a terrible discovery has been made at a manor house in Surrey - the bloodied bodies of Colonel Fletcher, his wife and two of their staff. The victims have all been stabbed and the lack of disturbance in the house suggests that the attack was one of terrifying speed. The Surrey police force seem ready to put the murders town to robbery with violence, but Detective Inspector Madden from Scotland Yard sees things slightly differently. For he has experienced the horrors of World War I and has seen madness at first hand. And he is certain this crime has been perpetrated by a psychopath who will strike again . . . and soon. 'One of the most gripping thrillers I have ever read' Country Life 'If only every golden age crime novel could be as good as this' Independent on Sunday

Leap Into Darkness

Author: Leo Bretholz
Publisher: Woodholme House Pub
ISBN: 9781891521034
Size: 29.79 MB
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Leap Into Darkness from the Author: Leo Bretholz. The author recounts his experiences in Austria and France during the Holocaust

Heart Of Darkness

Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: Oldcastle Books
ISBN: 1843444739
Size: 70.39 MB
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Heart Of Darkness from the Author: Joseph Conrad. Kurtz might be the apple of every brutish imperialist's eye, but his God complex is getting wildly out of hand in the depths of the jungle. What on earth will Marlow find when he finally gets downriver? Devil worship? Savages? Heads on sticks? Or just another nutty