Midnight Movie: Creature Feature: TW Brown
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.
The Last Battle has started. The seals on the Dark One¿s prison are crumbling. The Pattern itself is unraveling, and the armies of the Shadow have begun to boil out of the Blight. The sun has begun to set upon the Third Age. Perrin Aybara is now hunted by specters from his past: Whitecloaks, a slayer of wolves, and the responsibilities of leadership. All the while, an unseen foe is slowly pulling a noose tight around his neck. To prevail, he must seek answers in Tel´aran´rhiod and find a way - at long last -to master the wolf within him or lose himself to it forever. Meanwhile, Matrim Cauthon prepares for the most difficult challenge of his life. The creatures beyond the stone gateways - the Aelfinn and the Eelfinn - have confused him, taunted him, and left him hanged, his memory stuffed with bits and pieces of other men´s lives. He had hoped that his last confrontation with them would be the end of it, but the Wheel weaves as the Wheel wills. The time is coming when he will again have to dance with the Snakes and the Foxes, playing a game that cannot be won. The Tower of Ghenjei awaits, and its secrets will reveal the fate of a friend long lost.
High Midnight is a modern day supernatural Western set against a preternatural backdrop. It is a surreal trip into a world of fanciful cryptid-creatures - a menagerie of monstrosities that literally crawl from a crater perched at the mouth of Hell. The ´Devil´s Outhouse´ emits both a stink and an allure for vagrants, vagabonds and those wishing to be lost or forgotten - or simply left alone. It is the perfect place to build a nowhere town. Welcome to Unity, Texas. Population: Bizarre. The only thing protecting the residents of Unity from a stream of nightmares is Laredo Beaumont, the town´s hard-drinking, ass-kicking sheriff, and Cicero, his knife-wielding chimpanzee deputy. It´s a thankless job that leaves Laredo drained and nearly broken. The only solace he can find is in the arms of his beloved Sally Mae, a ghostly soiled dove from a phantom bordello where only the most daring of men would think to step foot. But midnight is fast approaching Unity, leaving Laredo to face not only creatures from Hell and the walking dead, but a band of homicidal clowns who have their own score to settle. A gonzo pulp Western for the 21st Century, High Midnight is a timeless tale of blood and redemption. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bernard Setaro Clark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/019383/bk_acx0_019383_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Where the storms hide a creature of the dark.... Matt and his wife Gloria had not one clue about the history of the old home. It was beautiful, with crystal chandeliers, the nicest Persian rugs, and curtains of the finest tapestry. This was only a facade, for the midnight thunder had a thirst. Matt and Gloria had the answer, but will anyone truly survive a night that has the hell hawks appear from the midnight thunder? 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Cramer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/101209/bk_acx0_101209_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Ty Schwamberger´s first short-story collection, For After Midnight, the author takes you on a terror-filled ride through dark woods, the desert, a graveyard, and dark streets where monsters and strange creatures run amok. The other half of this collection is filled with characters driven to the brink of insanity, coping with the loss of loved ones, spousal abuse, and fighting crime on the mean city streets. Are you up to the challenge of venturing into the mind of a true up-and-comer in today´s horror genre? If so, don´t say you weren´t warned... because bad things can happen when it´s after midnight. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Randy Capes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000789/bk_acx0_000789_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.