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Of Masques and Martyrs
Christopher Golden
0441005845
December 1998
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
Led by Peter Octavian, the Shadows must drink blood. Yet they do not steal life. New Shadows are created only by individual choice. Peace is their only hunger. The minions of Hannibal have a different goal: the enslavement of humanity. They kill for pleasure and for thirst. They indescriminately create more of their own. And they embrace the title of terrible legend: vampire. Shadows and vampires. One and the same. Their war continues...


Ghosts of Albion: Accursed
Amber Benson
034547130X
October 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In this entertaining, fast-paced supernatural thriller, which originated as a "flash-animation" drama on the BBC Web site, Benson of Buffy the Vampire Slayer fame and Stoker-winner Golden (Wildwood Road) have created an alternative universe in which vampires, ghosts and wizards populate Victorian England. Their protagonists, the young magicians William and Tamara Swift, are the new Protectors of Albion, entrusted with defending their country against supernatural foes. Aided by an eclectic collection of spirit allies, including Lord Byron, Admiral Nelson and Queen Bodicea, the Swifts must confront a bizarre plague that has moved from the slums to the precincts of the well-to-do, transforming people into reptilian monsters reminiscent of some of H.P. Lovecraft's horrors. While the setup is familiar, the writing is...


The Tears of the Furies
Christopher Golden
0441012930
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Meet the Menagerie--as hodge-podge a mix of other-worldly beings as anyone can imagine. But a sorcerer, a scientist, a sixteen-year-old demon, and the others all have one thing in common: a hunger for justice--no matter what the cost.


Wildwood Road
Christopher Golden
055338208X
March 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Anxieties over marriage, home and work amplify the eeriness of Golden's engrossing suburban horror novel. Michael and Jillian Dansky are heading home from a Halloween party when they give a young girl on the road a lift to a strange old mansion. She leaves them with the injunction to "come find me," and suddenly their lives are no longer the same. Michael, art director at an advertising firm, begins to incorporate the girl's features into his illustrations. When he tries to locate the house and its road, he can't. Then a coven of grotesque, wraithlike women attack him and Jillian, who's transformed into a brittle and bitchy harridan. Michael realizes his survival depends on retracing his steps on that fateful night and finding the elusive girl. Golden (The Boys Are Back in Town, etc.) knows how to craft suspense,...


Dragon Secrets
Christopher Golden
0689866623
Dec 2004
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 4-6–This sequel to The Un-Magician (S & S, 2004) continues the adventures of Timothy Cade, the only person in Arcanum who does not possess magical capabilities. Not only is Timothy considered a freak, but he is also a threat to the mages because he can actually negate magic. After Verlis, a dragonlike creature of the Wurm clan from another dimension, is imprisoned by Constable Grimshaw because the mages believe the Wurm is a threat to the safety of their city, Timothy vows to rescue his friend. Dungeons and Dragons fans are the most likely audiences for this ornate, suspense-filled installment in the series. Reluctant readers will probably stumble over the copious adjectives, and the themes of xenophobia and "preventive war" are unmistakable and ever present. Purchase if the first book is in...


Of Saints and Shadows
Christopher Golden
0441005705
September 1998
Mass Market Paperback
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From Library Journal
In this present-day vampire novel, the vampires, or "Defiant Ones," are being hunted by an ancient Vatican group trained in sorcery who carry out their extermination with sadistic pleasure. Peter Octavian is a Defiant One who has sworn off the "blood song," drinking only hospital discards. For his belief that humans are not cattle, he has been ostracized by his own vampire family, but when he sees the pattern of vampire deaths he tries to gather his erstwhile fellows into a resistance movement. As the Vatican cabal begins its sorcerous attack, most of the Defiant Ones join Octavian in fighting off demons and banshees in a huge clash amid Venice's yearly carnival. The Defiant Ones win the battle, and the novel ends with the beginning of a new era in which vampires and humans will try to coexist in peace....


Body of Christopher Creed
Carol Plum-Ucci
0786816414
November 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
The often-tortured class weirdo has disappeared, leaving an enigmatic note on the school library computer. Is he a runaway, a suicide, a murder victim?

Sixteen-year-old Torey Adams and his friends remember beating up Chris Creed when his gentle but obnoxious ways exasperated them. Now that he is gone, they joke uneasily about him to ease their guilt. The town is full of ugly rumors, as Torey's lawyer mother tells them "See, guys, this is what happens when a kid suffers a personal tragedy. Nobody wants to take responsibility. Nobody wants to admit they had a part in it. So, they spend a lot of time pointing the finger, and things just get worse and worse." Suspicion of murder conveniently falls on big, tough Bo Richardson, an outcast "boon" from the boondocks edge of town. Torey's smug assumptions about people are...



Last Breath
Christopher Golden
0689865260
Oct 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
"When a psycho wants to make a statement, and nobody gets it, he's only going to say it louder the next time." Jenna thought spending her summer in Somerset would be quiet and relaxing. With classes over and the students home on break, the campus is a ghost town. But the summer is not chock-full of R & R. In fact, her latest case at the medical examiner's office is anything but quiet. A psycho killer is on a rampage, drowning the victims in Boston's most public places. It seems everyone is talking about the murders, yet no one has any leads. Then Jenna uncovers a key piece of evidence, and she is quickly drawn into the puzzle. But the closer they get to the killer, the more frequent -- and more violent -- the drownings become. And before Jenna realizes how deep in she's gotten, it's suddenly sink or swim time...


SHADOW SAGA #2: ANGEL SOULS AND DEVIL HEARTS
Christopher Golden
0441005780
November 1998
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
The Shadow Saga Continues... As the vampires of the world prepare to do battle with humanity, and each other, the possibility of a new life for those that remain is what spurs them on in their bloody quest...


Wurm War
Christopher Golden
068986664X
Sept 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Is this the end?Timothy and Cassandra may have beaten the evil sorcerer Alhazred, but their problems aren't over. Alhazred was so tied to the matrix of energy that his death caused a magical brownout, dimming all the sorcerous power there is, both in people and in lights. The brownout also caused a weakening in the dimensional barrier that kept the Wurm out of Arcanum. For the first time in decades the Wurm have the chance to exact their bloody vengeance upon the mages who sought to destroy them. Can Timothy and Cassandra end the feud before the Wurm devastate Arcanum?


New Golden Door to Retirement and Living in Costa Rica
Christopher Howard
1881233588
January 2005
Paperback
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Wall Street Journal
"You'll get the insiders' low down for living and investing in Costa Rica from this GREAT BOOK." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

A.M Costa Rica August 2002
"Howard, well-known in the Costa Rican expat community for his professional attention to what foreigners need to relocate here successfully." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Throat Culture
Christopher Golden
0689865279
Apr 2005
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 8 Up-Jenna Blake, college coed and part-time student coroner, returns in her eighth book. This time she faces a very personal case when her father's future wife and several of her fellow students are struck by a paralyzing disease that is easily passed from person to person. The CDC, the police, and Jenna are all looking to find the answer. Because the suspect is revealed in the prologue, this book is much more a race against time than a mystery. The characters are well drawn and the disease is scary and gross. A chilling read for fans of medical thrillers.-Amy Patrick, New York Public Library Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

From Booklist
Gr. 8-11. The latest Body of Evidence thriller, which...


King Kong
Christopher Golden
1416503919
December 2005
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
With vaudeville in its death throes, actress Ann Darrow finds herself out of a job in Depression-era New York. But her luck changes when she meets Carl Denham -- entrepreneur, raconteur, adventurer, and filmmaker -- a man struggling to make a name for himself in the entertainment industry. Bold, ebullient, and charismatic, Denham leads Ann, along with famed playwright Jack Driscoll and the crew of the tramp steamer Venture, on a faraway filmmaking expedition, to the Indian Ocean and the legendary, primordial jungles of Skull Island. It is here that Denham hopes to capture on film the waning undiscovered wonders of the world -- wonders available to anyone for the price of admission. What they all find instead are living nightmares and deadly perils in a hostile place that time forgot...where a director is...


Ghostfire
Christopher Golden
0689866631
Apr 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
IS LEANDER THE ENEMY?After shunning Timothy since his arrival in Arcanum, Parliament has finally turned to him for help. Raptus, the vicious leader of the Wurm, is determined to break through the magical barrier that separates his world from Sunderland and exact vengeance upon the mages. Parliament needs Timothy's kind of magic -- the magic of invention -- to prep are for the inevitable battle with the Wurm.Timothy sets out with Leander and an exploratory team to the site of the barrier, but over the course of the trip Leander's behavior goes from erratic to dangerous -- so much so that Cassandra is named Grandmaster of the Order of Alhazred. Can Timothy and Cassandra find the source of Leander's transformation before it destroys them all?The saga continues in Wurm War.


Hellboy: Odder Jobs
Christopher Golden (Editor)
1593072260
October 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
As part of the ongoing Dark Horse celebration of Hellboy in 2004, Christopher Golden (author of the Hellboy novels The Lost Army and The Bones of Giants) has brought together a stellar array of talents to further the Hellboy canon. Included in this illustrious group are filmmakers Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, The Majestic), Mick Garris, Guillermo del Toro (Blade 2, The Devil's Backbone, Hellboy), and novelists Charles de Lint, Graham Joyce, Kim Newman, and Sharyn McCrumb, as well as many others. Lavishly illustrated by creator Mike Mignola!


A Vanished World: Medieval Spain's Golden Age of Enlightenment
Chris Lowney
0743243595
April 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. This bold and compassionate articulation of medieval Spanish history, with its complex interactions among Jews, Muslims and Christians, speaks directly to contemporary international crises. Lowney (Heroic Leadership: Best Practices from a 450-Year-Old Company That Changed the World) is more explicit in providing ethical lessons than Maria Rosa Menocal in Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain, but his convictions are gently woven into the narrative and are never didactic. Lowney tells the tale of coexistence, and its eventual unraveling, with detail, delicacy and verve, avoiding a romanticized exaggeration of tolerance. He is hardheaded about the motives that underlay an acceptance of religious diversity in medieval Iberia, and...


The Lost Slayer
Christopher Golden
0743412265
Jan 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Truth and Consequences Buffy Summers's adjustment to life at U.C. Sunnydale has not gone smoothly. She feels awkward, insecure, and jealous that Willow's all over the college life. So when she is visited by a prophecy of impending danger, the timing couldn't be worse. There's plenty of evil afoot as it is: a unified troop of vampires has descended upon Sunnydale, and tension between Buffy and Willow gets in the way of demon hunting. Before long, a single moment of bad judgment catapults Buffy into an alternate future dimension where vampires reign supreme. Imprisoned in the body of her 24-year-old-self -- and confronting friends and foes the likes of which she'd never imagined -- the Slayer must uncover her past misstep and correct it, or risk facing a terrifying monster that she herself has created....

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