Darkhaven beauty Elise Chase prowls the streets of Boston in search of retribution against the Rogue vampires, who took everything she cherished. As she learns to harness her extraordinary psychic gift, there is only one she can turn to--Tegan, the deadliest of the Breed warriors. Original.
A brutal attack. A mysterious demand for money. An unexpected kidnap... A superb novel from the two-time winner of the THEAKSTONS OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD. It´s a peaceful Sunday evening in suburban Glasgow until a battered van pulls up to one home and disgorges a group of armed men in balaclavas. They smash into the house and hold the family at gunpoint and demand millions of pounds. Baffled, the assembled people protest that they don´t have access to that sort of money. The attackers kidnap the elderly grandfather and storm off into the night. Now senior policewoman Alex Morrow has been summoned to investigate the case. But there are so many mysteries. Who were the men? And why did they think a normal household concealed untold riches? The family is certainly not talking. But as she starts to delve deeper, she realises that there are dark secrets all around...
Alex ist ein typisches Teenager-Mädchen, das bei ihrer kranken Großmutter lebt. Als sie den Dachboden durchstöbert, findet sie eine Spielanleitung, die bei richtiger Anwendung den Midnight Man erweckt ein böses Wesen, das jedermanns schlimmste Albträume wahr werden lässt. Anfangs halten Alex und ihre Freunde das Spiel für einen harmlosen Spaß. Das ist es auch bis der Midnight Man tatsächlich zum Vorschein kommt. Als Dr. Goodberry Alex Großmutter einen Hausbesuch abstattet, kann er die Präsenz des Midnight Man spüren und warnt die Kinder: Wenn der Midnight Man zum Spielen kommt, spielt er, um zu gewinnen
Nalo Hopkinson has gained spectacular acclaim for her unique vision and the way she brings the vibrant traditions of Caribbean literature and lore to modern science fiction. The author of Brown Girl in the Ring, winner of the Locus Award for Best First Novel and finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award, now offers a haunting new tale of innocence and experience. PRISONER OF NEW HALF-WAY TREE It´s Carnival time and the Caribbean-colonized planet of Toussaint is celebrating with music, dance, and pageantry. Masked ´´Midnight Robbers´´ waylay revelers with brandished weapons and spellbinding words. But to young Tan-Tan, the Robber Queen is simply a favourite costume to wear at the festival -- until her power-corrupted father commits an unforgivable crime. Suddenly, both father and daughter are thrust into the brutal world of New Half-Way Tree. Here monstrous creatures from folklore are real, and the humans are violent outcasts in the wilds. Here Tan-Tan must reach into the heart of myth -- and become the Robber Queen herself. For only the Robber Queen´s legendary powers can save her life...and set her free.
Schalte das Licht aus, deine Taschenlampe an und erlebe mit Midnight Monsters ein wunderbares Schattenabenteuer! Vom Werwolf im dunklen Wald bis zum Krampus im verwunschenen Schloss gibt es in dieser aufregenden Fortsetzung von Helen Friels Midnight Creatures einiges zu finden. Auf fünf wunderschön gestalteten Pop-Up-Szenen kannst du die versteckten Monster entdecken, wenn sie als Schatten an deiner Wand erscheinen. Ein einzigartiges Pop-Up-Schattensuchbuch Entdecke auf 5 Pop-Up-Szenen mit deiner Taschenlampe furchterregende Monster aus der ganzen Welt.
Born at the stroke of midnight at the exact moment of India´s independence, Saleem Sinai is a special child. However, this coincidence of birth has consequences he is not prepared for: telepathic powers connect him with 1,000 other ´midnight´s children´ all of whom are endowed with unusual gifts. Inextricably linked to his nation, Saleem´s story is a whirlwind of disasters and triumphs that mirrors the course of modern India at its most impossible and glorious.
Shortlisted for the Epic Novel award in the Romantic Novelists Association Books Awards. A lifelong passion. An endless search. Spanning four generations, The Midnight Rose by Lucinda Riley sweeps from the glittering palaces of the great maharajas of India to the majestic stately homes of England, following the extraordinary life of a girl, Anahita Chavan, from 1911 to the present day . . . In the heyday of the British Raj, eleven-year-old Anahita, from a noble but impoverished family, forms a lifelong friendship with the headstrong Princess Indira, the privileged daughter of rich Indian royalty. Becoming the princess´s official companion, Anahita accompanies her friend to England just before the outbreak of the Great War. There, she meets the young Donald Astbury - reluctant heir to the magnificent, remote Astbury Estate - and his scheming mother. Eighty years later, Rebecca Bradley, a young American film star, has the world at her feet. But when her turbulent relationship with her equally famous boyfriend takes an unexpected turn, she´s relieved that her latest role, playing a 1920s debutante, will take her away from the glare of publicity to the wilds of Dartmoor in England. Shortly after filming begins at the now-crumbling Astbury Hall, Ari Malik, Anahita´s great-grandson, arrives unexpectedly, on a quest for his family´s past. What he and Rebecca discover begins to unravel the dark secrets that haunt the Astbury dynasty . . .
The Shadowhunters of Los Angeles star in the first novel in Cassandra Clare´s newest series, The Dark Artifices , a sequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series. Lady Midnight is a Shadowhunters novel. It´s been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning, but a young woman bent on discovering what killed her parents and avenging her losses. Together with her parabatai Julian Blackthorn, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches across Los Angeles, from the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica. If only her heart didn´t lead her in treacherous directions... Making things even more complicated, Julian´s brother Mark-who was captured by the faeries five years ago-has been returned as a bargaining chip. The faeries are desperate to find out who is murdering their kind-and they need the Shadowhunters´ help to do it. But time works differently in faerie, so Mark has barely aged and doesn´t recognize his family. Can he ever truly return to them? Will the faeries really allow it? Glitz, glamours, and Shadowhunters abound in this heartrending opening to Cassandra Clare´s Dark Artifices series.
When Gabrielle Maxwell witnesses a murder outside of a crowded dance club, reality shifts into something dark and deadly. In that shattering instant she is thrust into a realm she never knew existed--a realm where vampires stalk the shadows and a blood war is about to ignite. Original.
The bell tolls at midnight as death requires it. But will it finally toll for Sean Dillon & company in the explosive new thriller of murder, terrorism and revenge from the Sunday Times bestselling author.
Eine schräge, vergnügliche Neuauflage des Cinderella-Märchens mit einem mürrischen Prinzen und einer bissigen Cinderella namens Kate. Ein weiterer Liebesroman der preisgekrönten Autorin und Professorin für englische Literatur, Eloisa James.