A gifted clairvoyant. A shocking vision. A deadly killer. Dean Koontz writes a spine-chilling novel in The Face of Fear - a gripping tale of predator and prey. Perfect for fans of Richard Laymon and Harlan Coben. 'Real suspense... tension upon tension!' - The New York Times Graham Harris is a gifted clairvoyant, and during a television interview, he 'sees' a murder being committed. He knows that the killer is the man the police have named the Butcher - the slayer of nine young women. Learning of the psychic identification, the Butcher begins to stalk this 'witness' to his crime, and traps Harris and his girlfriend at night in a vast forty-two-storey business building, hunting them relentlessly from floor to floor... What readers are saying about The Face of Fear: 'Your breathing will not return to normal once Koontz brings you immediately into the fold and hold of this book' 'Wonderfully told story about undisguised, revelled-in evil' 'This book combines the crime and thriller genres masterfully with a good dose of occult'
The Encylopedia of the Gothic features a series of newly-commissioned essays from experts in Gothic studies that cover all aspects of the Gothic as it is currently taught and researched, along with the development of the genre and its impact on contemporary culture. Comprises over 200 newly commissioned entries written by a stellar cast of over 130 experts in the field Arranged in A-Z format across two fully cross-referenced volumes Represents the definitive reference guide to all aspects of the Gothic Provides comprehensive coverage of relevant authors, national traditions, critical developments, and notable texts that define, shape, and inform the genre Extends beyond a purely literary analysis to explore Gothic elements of film, music, drama, art, and architecture. Explores the development of the genre and its impact on contemporary culture
Eve of All Hallows, The Power of The Christ is the second of three books forthcoming in a trilogy written by Doug Michaud. Doug has been an educator for 43 years, and the author of seven books. His first book “Echoes of An Ancient Word” is also published and available on The Internet. He is a Christian theologian who has completed doctoral studies, and is well-known throughout many parts of the northeastern and mid-western United States. Mr. Michaud has produced in Hallows an inspirational and faith-building story. Each book of the trilogy will nourish the soul and awaken a sense of God’s Spirit moving among us. Hallows delivers on its promises: to help readers discern God’s Spirit working in their lives despite the eternally conflicting presence of evil.
UNWELL... Cody Goodfellow wants to introduce you to a goddess who offers unsurpassed pleasure – at an unspeakable price. UNWISE... Gemma Files wants you to see what happens when you look too closely into places and things better left unknown. UNQUIET... Mort Castle wants to play some unfamiliar music for you... the tunes of the lost and the damned. UNDONE... Gary A. Braunbeck wants to take you to the edge of madness and perversity... and push you over. From the agony of unrelenting grief to the desperation of spontaneously-combusting convicts, from the grim battle between a human monster and his otherworldy competition to the salacious secret life of Ro-Man(!). All this and more in strange worlds vividly painted by four supremely talented authors – worlds that are twisted, cruel and mighty unclean.
Following the events of Star Trek: The Motion Picture the captain and crew of the USS Enterprise found themselves haunted by their extraordinary encounter with the vast artificial intelligence of V'Ger, and by the sacrifice and ascension of their friend and shipmate, Willard Decker. As James T. Kirk, Spock and Leonard McCoy attempt to cope with the personal fallout of their ordeal, a chapter from their mutual past is reopened, raising troubling new questions about the relationship of God, man and A.I. On the recently settled world of Daran IV, the former refugees of the Fabrini worldship Yonada are divided by conflicting ideologies, some clinging to their theocratic past while others envision a future governed by reason alone. Years ago the officers of the Enterprise helped overthrow the Oracle, the machine-god that controlled Yonada. Now confronting the consequences of those actions, together with echoes of their strange encounter with V'Ger, Kirk, Spock and McCoy face choices which will decide the fate of a civilization - and which may change them forever.
In der unterirdischen Stadt Caverna erschaffen die Meister ihrer Zunft unvergleichliche Dinge: Weine, die Erinnerungen auslöschen, Käse, die Halluzinationen hervorrufen, und Parfüms, die ihren Träger für andere vertrauenswürdig machen. Die Leute im oberirdischen Caverna sind gewöhnlicher, bis auf eines: ihre Gesichter sind leer und reglos wie frischer Schnee. Nur die Mienenschmiede können vermitteln, wie man ein Gefühl zeigt (oder vorspiegelt). In den streng gehüteten Käse-Tunneln dieser misstrauischen Welt lebt Neverfell. Ihr hinter einer Maske verborgenes Gesicht macht sie gefährlich, und ewig wird es nicht verborgen bleiben.
From the World Fantasy Award-winning author of The Bards of Bone Plain. The Wayfolk are a dark-haired, wandering people who shun doors and walls. Corleu is Wayfolk, albeit with hair the color of the moon. But when his companions and his own true love become trapped in an unearthly swamp beyond the reach of time, he dares to cross a forbidden and forbidding threshold, to enter a dark house that should not exist, to meet with a tinker who is also a king, and to embark on a quest for the one long-lost treasure that may free his people: the heart of the Cygnet. The Cygnet is a figure of myth and legend, like the Gold King, the Blind Lady, the Dancer, and the Warlock. Once Corleu had thought these beings to live only in the stars and in children's rhymes. Now he knows that they are as real as himself, and that it is the Cygnet that holds the others at bay. To find the heart, he must walk paths he never imagined: apprentice himself to a beautiful sorceress of uncertain motives, brave the Fire Bear in its lair, catch the Blood Fox by its shadow, and elude a valiant woman warrior whose destiny is strangely linked to his own. More, Corleu must also wrestle with his own conscience. For if he fails in his quest, those he loves are lost forever to timeless limbo. But if he claims the heart, then the Cygnet falls and so do all who live...
Sue Ellen findet, dass ihre tote Freundin May Lynn etwas Besseres verdient hat. Wenn schon kein Filmstar aus ihr wird, wie sie sich immer erträumte, soll wenigstens ihre Asche in Hollywood verstreut werden. Beim Durchsuchen von May Lynns Habseligkeiten stößt sie mit ihren Freunden Terry und Jinx auf einen Hinweis, der sie zur Beute eines Banküberfalls führt. Zusammen mit Sue Ellens labiler Mutter flüchten die drei Freunde Hals über Kopf mit dem Floß in Richtung Süden. Habgierige Verwandte und der wenig gesetzestreue Constable hängen sich sofort an ihre Fersen. In Panik geraten die Flüchtenden jedoch erst, als sie merken, dass der sagenumwobene Killer Skunk ebenfalls hinter ihnen her ist. Dem wahnsinnigen Fährtenleser ist angeblich noch nie jemand entkommen.
DAS BÖSE IST DIR NÄHER, ALS DU AHNST... Aus einer Einrichtung für gewalttätige Jugendliche sind sechs Jungen ausgebrochen. Ex-Militär Shawn Castillo wird eingeschaltet, um sie zu finden und zurückzubringen. Schnell entdeckt er, dass hinter der Fassade der "therapeutischen Einrichtung" ein fragwürdiges Projekt steht und die Ausreißer keine gewöhnlichen Jungen sind: Sie tragen Namen wie Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, Dennis Rader - und sind die exakten genetischen Kopien dieser berüchtigten Serienmörder. Sie sollen das Böse in Reinform in sich tragen. Sie sollen den sicheren Tod bringen. Und sie sind mitten unter uns ... "Filmreif!" - BOOKLIST