"Plenty of crowd-pleasing death and destruction...Schumacher wraps up her story with a literal bang." --Booklist Seven signs warned them. Now it’s time for Carbon County to fight back. In End Times, Daphne lost herself in love with Owen, only to discover the dark secret that puts Carbon County at ground zero for the end of days. . . . All thirteen of the Children of Earth have arrived and taken root in town. Together at last, they can perform the series of rituals necessary to awaken their father, a wrathful entity known as the God of the Earth. Daphne protects their identities from Pastor Ted and the God-fearing locals out of love and allegiance to Owen. But when people start disappearing from town and Daphne begins receiving visions from God, her allegiance—and even her love—is brought into question in this astonishing companion novel to End Times. From the Hardcover edition.
Mother Earth writes a letter telling people about herself and asking them to take care of her for themselves and for all living creatures.
Depicts traditional lifestyles in five different tribes of North American Indians through vignettes set in a time almost two hundred years ago, when they still had much of the continent to themselves.
Out of love and concern for their planet, the animals and people of Mother Earth work together to protect the natural world.
The bestselling author of the groundbreaking novels The Last Light of the Sun, Sailing to Sarantium, and Lord of Emperors, Guy Gavriel Kay is back with a new book, set in a world inspired by the conflicts and dramas of Renaissance Europe. Against this tumultuous backdrop the lives of men and women unfold on the borderlands—where empires and faiths collide. From the small coastal town of Senjan, notorious for its pirates, a young woman sets out to find vengeance for her lost family. That same spring, from the wealthy city-state of Seressa, famous for its canals and lagoon, come two very different people: a young artist traveling to the dangerous east to paint the grand khalif at his request—and possibly to do more—and a fiercely intelligent, angry woman, posing as a doctor’s wife, but sent by Seressa as a spy. The trading ship that carries them is commanded by the accomplished younger son of a merchant family, ambivalent about the life he’s been born to live. And farther east a boy trains to become a soldier in the elite infantry of the khalif—to win glory in the war everyone knows is coming. As these lives entwine, their fates—and those of many others—will hang in the balance, when the khalif sends out his massive army to take the great fortress that is the gateway to the western world...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. OR being unsympathetic in sustained, con 1 sistent, Spartan fashion, Madam Langstreth was incomparable. She insisted, for instance, that between high summer and late autumn, precisely three calendar months elapsed. She crowned arbitrary division of time with her distinguished recognition of its accuracy. She sneered at Vivien saying, "Yesterday I was engaged, to-morrow I am to be married." She jeered at Eastman's repeated asseveration, that three months of waiting for a wife were longer than all the time a fellow had between short jackets and spectacles. Vivien, being a girl of some force and individuality, was of course very blindly in love. During the three months, it is quite certain that she never gave half an hour of thought to any thing, uninterrupted by lapses of delicious meditation, Eastman being the subject. Her joy in him was not dependent on the accident of his touch or glance. His actual presence only gave her an additional rapture. Not so Eastman. His was the love of the unregenerate man. Vivien beside him, in the flesh, was all the world to him. When Vivien was two hundred odd miles beyond his range of vision, in spite of his lover-like declaration, he found distraction for the lagging hours. He slept and dined with unvarying thoroughness and enjoyment. His moments of pensive ecstasy were few and transient. Sometimes during his after-mess stroll on the square his cigar went out. He stared at the tree-tops and a slow smile hovered about his eyes. On such occasions his chosen comrade, Aubrey, recollected the existence of a handsome sweetheart somewhere, and considerately refrained from offering a light. A trifle had brought Vivien before her lover, another trifle would banish her to the Farquhard end of the queen's highway. Never...
The Earthchildren who slumber among the tree roots during the winter, awaken in spring and return to the surface of the earth where they play until the fall returns.
When Asa Alejandro Leon moves with his family to West Marshall, a small Midwestern town, he's looking for one thing: oblivion. Haunted by memories of his past, broken by what he has lost, Alex struggles to find a reason to live. And then he discovers that someone in his quiet new world is using magic-the very same kind of magic that Alex lost. With that magic come old responsibilities that Alex is not ready to let go. When the dead begin to rise in West Marshall, and when the people Alex loves start falling inexplicably ill, Alex discovers that-even without magic-he still has a lot to lose. And a lot to fight for."
Dana is a half Native–American and half Irish–American Protestant. In her chosen profession as a journalist, she discovers an isolated village in the mountains not far from her home where her grandparents raised her. She becomes intrigued by the simple villagers and falls in love with a handsome and ambitious young man who wants more for his people. She learns that their spiritual beliefs and customs are not unlike her own. She finds that universal laws make anything possible.
Fantasy characters are set in the real world and deal with mental health issues. Illustrates how different people deal with the challenges and choices they face every day.
Takes a thorough look at the history and culture of the Anasazi, Hopi, Zuni, Acoma, Laguna, and Rio Grande Pueblo Indians
Ayla, an injured and orphaned child adopted by a primitive tribe, carries within her the seed and hope of humankind in this epic of survival and destiny set at the dawn of prehistory. Reprint.
The whole world is changing with incredible speed towards something radically new, yet people across the globe also show resistance to the forces that homogenize our lives. This book deals with a community that has found its niche in the remote Niamgiri mountain range of Odisha (India) and is struggling to preserve its way of life: the Dongria Kond. In recent years, they made the headlines as the real “Avatars” because they successfully fought a multinational company’s plans to mine the mountains. From the perspective of the Dongria Kond, these mountains are the seat of gods, and the whole environment is animated by spiritual forces. This highly complex cosmic order includes humans and non-humans and rests on a divine law (niam). This book captures the viewpoint of the Dongria Kond and provides deep insights into their vision of the world. It offers elaborate accounts of how the Dongria relate to the outside world, conceive of their own society and engage in complex rituals in order to (re-)establish the cosmos. The book confronts the reader with radically different imaginings of familiar human concerns: love, fertility, wealth, status and well-being.
One Halloween night a fairy child befriends a human child and together they explore each other's worlds but neither wants to give up his or her own home.
Carbon County, Wyoming is like a current running through Daphne’s heart. When life gets too tough to bear in Detroit, Daphne flees to her Uncle Floyd’s home, where she believes she’ll find solace in the silent hills of her childhood summers. But Daphne’s Greyhound bus pulls over in downtown Carbon County and it’s not silence that welcomes her. It’s the sound of trumpets. Daphne’s desire to start again in simple country comfort is instantly dashed as the townsfolk declare that the End Times are here. And incredible occurrences soon support their belief. Daphne does all she can to keep her head down and ignore the signs. She works a job at the local oil rig, helps around the house, hangs out with her pregnant cousin Janie and gets to know Owen, a mysterious motocross racer and fellow roustabout at the rig. But soon a startling discovery shatters her resolve and calls into question all her doubts and fears. Daphne landed in Carbon County for a reason. She only has to read the signs—and believe.