Emeralds and Aquamarines

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A vampire sorceress and her minions test his wits and his courage in Taltos (1988), one of the more inventive fantasies in recent years, and in Athyra (1990) Vlad is thinking about retiring with his accumulated wealth and taking it easy for the rest of his life. Koontz uses this device even more effectively in Midnight (1989), which involves several human subjects whose transformation into shape-shifting creatures has unforeseen and unpleasant psychological consequences.

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Omerta

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Although it seems unlikely that a Warhammer novel will ever achieve widespread acclaim, the series provides a consistent stream of tolerable to quite good sword and sorcery stories, and it is entirely possible that some of the authors who learn their craft within this framework will later expand their horizons and create original work in their own imagined worlds. The Tamson House stories draw from a variety of different folklores and portray a world recognizably our own but different in very subtle ways.

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hamilton

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Word leaks out that Jesse did indeed have a twin, which seems to explain that anomaly, but Jesse himself is deteriorating, losing interest in his old life although he is still obsessed with his automobile cemetery. The Dragonslayers (1994) is a more traditional and less interesting heroic fantasy, also for younger readers, but Goblins in the Castle (1992) is a delightful story about a boy who discovers that goblins and other creatures are living secretly in a creepy old castle.

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The Rebels of Ireland: The Dublin Saga

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A character has a secret, and if anyone found out, it would destroy his or her life. Next came The Slime Beast (1975), a predictable gruesome monster story followed by a novelization of the minor horror film The Ghoul (1976). Send query with outline or sample chapter, and self-addressed stamped envelope. One pair consists of a guide and a brash young man, the former of whom begins to act very strangely after an unusual odor wafts through their camp one evening. The assumption underlying this denigrating image of young women is the idea that their entire goal in life is marriage for the sake of financial security.

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The Mongoliad: Book One (The Mongoliad Cycle)

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Although he is talented with many instruments, the one for which he has a particular affinity is a folk instrument known as the “bones,” literally constructed from them to make an unusual and distinctive percussive sound. Howard, creator of Conan the Cimmerian, Kull of Atlantis, the Pictish king Bran Mak Morn, etc. is generally acknowledged as the founder of the genre, chiefly through his writings for Weird Tales and other 1920s and 1930s pulp magazines.

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The Magnificent Ambersons (Library of Indiana C)

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When the cellblock's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, he tries desperately to help stave off the condemned man's execution. Family Sagas: English/Irish/Scottish (Reader's Advice): Author, title, and Amazon link for about 150 titles, from Valerie Anand's Bridges Over Time series to Sarah Woodhouse's Family Sagas: Other Countries (Reader's Advice): 'Family Sagas set in locations other than the U. Submission guidelines: Accepts queries via regular mail or email.

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Honor Thyself

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The politician’s career is over because of the controversy surrounding him, and certain elements within the government plot to make use of his abilities to advance their own personal agendas. Set during the American Revolution, Dawn's Early Light also includes interaction with real historical figures such as the French General Lafayette, and historical events including the British invasion of Williamsburg. The protagonist is a reporter from our world who falls through Dracula rather than a guest, and his eventual escape comes only after he has experienced such a shock that he becomes seriously ill.

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A Lucky Break

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Eventually, she finds that her only way to cope with her depression is to put herself in danger as when she is in harm's way she hears Edward's voice in her head trying to stop her. The duke and his friends have one further occult adventure, Gateway to Hell (1970). Country music: American popular music that began in the rural regions of the Southern United States in the 1920s. Chambers (1895) Although Robert Chambers was a prolific writer who produced a considerable body of mainstream fiction, he is remembered almost exclusively today for his supernatural fiction, particularly this collection of interrelated stories.

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Beyond Beowulf

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Unless you wish to be excessively avant-garde, you’ll need a family for your family saga. Most authors in this genre also try to give a sense of the times and how they are a-changing. Blackwood Farm (2002) is the best of her recent novels, the story of a man who has been haunted by a doppelgänger all his life. A story made up and handed down by the common people to explain natural happenings. The villains are villainous, but only to a point, and the heroes are often less than heroic, although they usually try very hard to succeed. 280 “Pretty Maggie Moneyeyes” Pratchett also wrote a short series about tiny people known as Nomes.

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Freedom Rein

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From the beginning, literature written within the perspective of southern agrarianism exalted the genteel conception of the farmer and his connection to the land as the means of his enjoying the good life. The familiar plot elements are intermingled with several lively twists and turns. Smith is often identified as an author of weird fiction rather than fantasy or horror, because a large number of his short stories straddle both fields, as is the case with this, one of his finest works, which mixes a common horror theme, vampirism, into a medieval landscape in a story that is, despite its subject matter, light and witty rather than morbid and suspenseful. when he decided to develop his own take on Lovecraft starting with The Time of Feasting (1996).

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