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The Vampire Chronicles: The Queen of the Damned, Interview with the Vampire, the Vampire Lestat, etc


Source Wikipedia - 2011
    If you would prefer to read the unedited articles in their old format for free, we have provided a list of the article titles under "chapters" below. Simply go to Wikipedia and use their search form to locate each individual article.)Chapters: The Queen of the Damned, Interview with the Vampire, The Vampire Lestat, Memnoch the Devil, The Tale of the Body Thief, Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles, Those Who Must Be Kept, The Vampire Armand, Blood and Gold, Marius de Romanus, Maharet and Mekare, Pandora, Jessica Miriam Reeves, Khayman, Daniel Molloy, Talamasca Caste, Merrick, Blood Canticle, Vittorio the Vampire, Théâtre des Vampires, Merrick Mayfair, Amel, Blackwood Farm, Mona Mayfair, Avicus, Santiago.

The Naughty List


Perrin Briar - 2018
    Krampus is. In the days leading up to Christmas, Agent Alice Durand is reassigned to a special case. Children are disappearing all over Washington D.C. This time it’s not the werewolves behind the attack, but a sinister force. Being on the naughty list used to mean losing Christmas presents. Now, you’re lucky if you only lose your life.

Broken Memory


J. Sharpe - 2015
    Sharpe.I just woke up in this ghostly town. There are only a few people living here, although “living” might not be the right word. They just told me that I’m dead. That this is the afterlife. I don’t want to believe them. One thing is for sure though. Whatever is going on here, I’m screwed.Waking up in a different body isn’t the strangest thing that happens to Tim. He fights for answers in an unusual little town with only a nine-year-old girl on his side.Together they battle to find the truth. Is this heaven, hell, purgatory, or a mind-control experiment? No matter what, Tim and Ella need to uncover the reality of this nightmare.Broken Memory was nominated for the Harland Awards for best novel of 2015, and received an honorable mention for the extraordinary originality. If you like fast-paced thrillers with influences of horror and science fiction, packed with twists and turns, then you are going to love this novel by bestselling author J. Sharpe.

To Brave the End: A Tale of the Blackshield Dogs


Frank Dorrian - 2017
    But few of them ever surpassed the bloody reputation of the man known and feared on Caermark's battlefields as Red Harry. But before he was Red Harry, before he was anything, he was Harruvard of Werrewood, a man-at-arms sworn in service to Lord Gadrin Strael. Injured and left for dead during a bitter conflict along Lord Gadrin’s borders, his life was saved by the kindness of a stranger. But as Harruvard's past refused to let him go, that same kindness soon would be stained red. In the deep of winter, beneath creeping snows and biting ice, the black seeds of the monster Harruvard would become were sown by the hands of men, and nurtured by their cruelty.

Dark Harvest


Joshua Reynolds - 2019
    In an isolated village full of untrusting souls, his darkest secrets threaten to come to light.READ IT BECAUSEExplore a corner of the Mortal Realms full of dangerous characters and dark secrets in a novel by Josh Reynolds, master of the sinister.THE STORYHarran Blackwood was a Warrior-Priest of ruthless virtue. Now he's a man with a scorched reputation, prowling the back alleys of Greywater Fastness, content to fight the petty wars of racketeers for survival. But when a desperate message arrives from an old friend, Blackwood is forced to confront a past he thought long buried. Summoned to the isolated village of Wald, Blackwood sets off on a perilous trek to ensure the sins of his former life remain forgotten. He soon discovers that Wald is a hostile, secretive place with sins of its own. Deep in the murky marshes, where the cruel chants of village folk echo and the stink of death hovers low, Blackwood must channel his bitterness and rage to defy the ancient darkness that now hunts him before he is devoured, body and soul.

Geist: The Sin-Eaters


Alan AlexanderMatthew McFarland - 2009
    With the cold hand that brought you back to the living world, with the dry whispers that still haunt you, with the presence that has nestled in your soul.You've returned to a world where the living cannot see the shades that surround them. You drink rum to the dead, and you eat their remnants and legacies, taking their memories within you. Every night is the carnivale, because every night you walk with ghosts.Death is a door.You are the one with the key.Geist: The Sin-Eaters is the sixth game in the World of Darkness.Geist 1.1 has been fully re-edited to include the latest errata and then developed again to insure that those editing changes fully conform with the themes and intentions of the original design team. This is not a new edition, but an overhaul designed to insure that this version of Geist is everything you need to play the game.

Shadow of the Demon Lord (SDL1000)


Robert J. Schwalb - 2015
    But in the desperation of these last days, the world will take all those it can get: heroes, blackguards, madmen, and whoever else is willing to stand against the coming darkness. Will you fight the demons - or will you burn it all down and dance among the ashes? Who will you become when the world dies? Shadow of the Demon Lord opens a door to an imaginary world held in the grip of a cosmic destroyer. Enter a land steeped in the chaos and madness unleashed by the end times, with whole realms overrun by howling herds of beastmen, warped spirits freed from the Underworld, and unspeakable horrors stirred awaken by the Demon Lords imminent arrival.

Clive Barker's First Tales


Clive Barker - 2013
     The second tale, "The Candle in the Cloud", is a novella of dark fantasy which follows three children who discover a magical candle that transports them to a world where a plague-cloud is destroying everything in its wake. These two tales, the first ever written by Clive, are offered here for the very first time. Their production has been lovingly supervised by Clive himself to ensure that these are not mere books, but works of art to be cherished. Complete with original illustrations and appendices on select editions, First Tales is sure to delight everyone from longtime fans to new readers. In his own words: "These two stories represent the two essential structures of fantastique literature. ’The Wood on the Hill’ is about an incursion of unearthly elements into an approximation of our world. ’The Candle in the Cloud’ is about a journey taken by people from our world into another reality. Yin and Yang, if you like. Forces pulling in opposing directions but to achieve the same end: Revelation." Clive Barker (2013)

Valnir's Bane


Nathan Long - 2005
    Original.

The Devil's Advocate


Gherbod Fleming - 1997
    Relentless hunger gnaws at them, but no matter how many victims they drain, withered vampires litter the shadows. Not since the Black Death has Owain, Ventrue elder, seen anything like this fatal affliction that ravages the world. But this time vampires are the victims. The anarchs suspect a plot by their elders. The elders blame the Sabbat. The Sabbat fears the return of the antediluvians.There is opportunity in this chaos. As the Masquerade crumbles around Owain, which power will he serve? Or will he serve himself?The first book of the Trilogy of the Blood Curse, set in the world of Vampire: The Masquerade. The story crosses over with The Grails Covenant, for Vampire: The Dark Ages.

Bastet: Nine Tribes of Twilight


Phil Brucato - 1997
    The players guide to Werecats for Werewolf: the apocalypse changing breed book I.The Shadow Children walk the twilight days unafraid,For none may rival them in their sleek majesty.None can equal their ferocity:The jungle trembles like smoke at our furious roars,The sun grants us strength to slay the rain,With a blow from our paws we shake the earth.None can equal their honour:The wisdom of forever rides behind our yellow eyes,Trails unfold before us in the shadow or Thunder's wings,We run the South Wind among the Stars.None can equal their cunning:The dead in the dark corners whisper secrets to us,We hide the names of things in mist-words and snow-speech,We dance madly in the most hidden of places.I bow to Selene and Gaia; may our deeds nourish our beloved relatives.Jaya!Bastet includes: Tribe details, templates, stories and characters New abilities, backgrounds, merits, flaws and magics Werecat lore, other creatures and more

The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror, 2015 Edition


Paula Guran - 2015
    There need be no monsters for us to be terrified in the dark, but if there are, they are just as often human and as supernatural. Join us in this outstanding annual exploration of the year's best dark fiction that includes stories of quiet fear, the utterly fantastic, the weirdly surreal, atmospheric noir, mysterious hauntings, seductive nightmares, and frighteningly plausible futures. Featuring tales from masterful authors and talented new writers sure to make you reconsider walking in the shadows alone . . .

Doorways


Robert Enright - 2017
    Shielded from humanity, the Otherside is watched over by the BTCO, a highly secret government agency, whose members all possess 'The Knack', a genetic anomaly that allows them to see this other world. Franklyn 'Bermuda' Jones is the BTCO's finest agent, the only human to have passed to the Otherside and returned. Gifted with the ability to physically interact with both worlds, Bermuda reluctantly stands between both worlds, pining for the life he had to leave behind and the daughter he can no longer see. Teamed with Argyle, an enigmatic Otherside warrior, Bermuda is assigned the case of a missing woman who has vanished under mysterious circumstances.As Bermuda delves further into the disappearance, he uncovers a threat that could destroy the truce between two worlds...and finds himself in a race against time to safeguard humanity's very existence. Discover a new world in this fast-paced urban fantasy packed with thrills, action and the odd one liner.

Dark Ark, Vol. 2: Old Gods


Cullen Bunn - 2018
    On one, Noah tends the animals of the natural world. On the other, the sorcerer Shrae stands watch over the monsters that haunt the night. But in order for Shrae’s charges to thrive in the World That Waits, Noah’s Ark must also survive. And when Noah’s vessel encounters trouble, Shrae’s monsters must work in secrecy to ensure that their would-be prey find land.

War in Heaven


Robert E. Weinberg - 1998
    The mages of both the Nine Traditions and the Technocracy are under attack by a mysterious willworker who calls himself Heylel Teomin, the Ascension Warrior. His challenge: Join me or be destroyed Only a small band of unlikely allies stands against him. If they fail, humanity is doomed.