Remarkable Requiem delicately probes the complex adjustments we make to live with our sorrows A perfectly modulated novel The Washington Post An extraordinary researcher and scholar of detail Frances Itani author of the best selling novel Deafening excels at weaving breathtaking fiction from true life events In her new novel she traces the lives loves and secrets in one Japanese Canadian family during and after their internment in the 1940s In 1942 in retaliation for the attack on Pearl Harbor the Canadian government removed Bin Okuma s family from their home on British Columbia s west coast and forced them into internment camps They were allowed to take only the possessions they could carry and Bin as a young boy was forced to watch neighbors raid his family s home before the transport boats even undocked One hundred miles from the Protected Zone they had to form new makeshift communities without direct access to electricity plumbing or food for five years Fifty years later after his wife s sudden death Bin travels across Canada to find the biological father who has been lost to him Both running from grief and driving straight toward it Bin must ask himself whether he truly wants to find First Father the man who made a fateful decision that almost destroyed his family all those years ago With his wife s persuasive voice in his head and the echo of their love in his heart Bin embarks on an unforgettable journey into his past that will throw light on a dark time in history
Two people from different walks of life, thrown together when their paths meet in violent, bloody circumstances. They both lose something very precious to them, something irreplaceable. When the police are unable to bring the culprits to justice, they decide to take the law into their own hands. They are not interested in justice, they only want bloody, violent revenge!
The Mekhet Clan Book for Vampire: The Requiem™ Unnoticed and silent, they watch. Their eyes have seen a thousand secrets, and yours are no exception. They are the Shadows that dwell among the Kindred, and everyone knows that the darkness has eyes in the Danse Macabre. Seek their wisdom under cover of night, and discover what awaits the wise and the patient.A Clan book for Vampire: The Requiem™ • Discover the origins of the Mekhet, in the deep nights of ancient Egypt, where they fled the sun into the necropolis and learned the secrets of the dead. • Explore the Shadow Cults of the Mekhet, secret societies and mystery traditions where the Mekhet are masters over mortals and other vampires alike. • Read the tales of the Shadows, as written by those within the clan…and by those outside it. The shadows of the World of Darkness have never run this deep. • New Merits, bloodlines, Discipline powers and clan se-crets that every Vampire: the Requiem player will want to have.
Death. Destruction. Despair. These are the hallmarks of the Dread Fleet. It is an unstoppable force that, when summoned to do so, will scourge the galaxy in a Holy Reckoning, seeking to purify the many inhabitable worlds through a merciless outpouring of fire. Calvin and his crew have a plan to stop this Reckoning once and for all, but their odds of success are slim. Meanwhile Queen Kalila stands against the mighty Dread Fleet with the all the strength of the war-torn and broken remains of the Empire. Alex, meanwhile, tries to manipulate his own people into joining the battle--knowing that once the Dread Fleet has eliminated humanity, it will be coming for the Rotham next. In this the finale to The Phoenix Conspiracy Series there is death, sacrifice, gloom, doom, despair, and tragedy ... all in the forlorn hope that somehow the heroes may prevail. And, behind the curtains of it all, lurks a dangerous dark figure, whose path must cross Calvin's--an encounter that may end in death.
On a cold December night, a gentleman named Jonas Faulkner, stumbles into the town of Esk, gunshot wounds leaving a trail of blood in the show behind him. Despite making an eerily miraculous recovery at the hands of a young and inexperienced nurse, named Anya, and his decision to carve out new life for himself in Esk, he is unable to escape his past, and the host of strange and supernatural creatures that follow him like shadows. As they search for the truth, Anya must question her beliefs and risk her life in order to protect her family, her friends, and those she loves.
Spirits. Beings from a time long past, forgotten by most. As far as Anya was concerned, nothing more than a myth--until now. But they are not the only creatures appearing from tales and legend--strange things lurk in the shadows, and people are still dying suddenly and horribly from disease. Well out of her league, Anya must travel to Aubeny to seek support and assistance from her peers, deal with her unsupportive family, and try to keep Jonas in one piece--but will Esk be the same when she returns?
“Action-packed, well-woven reading . . . will leave readers wondering how safe they are in the post-9/11 era, and how much their government is really telling them.” -Foreword /Clarion Review “The author delivers a . . . stirring thriller that relies on political maneuvering . . . just as much as action.” -Kirkus Reviews “Scheming politicians, spies, terrorists, and clandestine power brokers converge in . . . Requiem for the Phoenix.” -Blueink Review Two years have passed since the Phoenix operation – al Qaida's secret attack on the American Heartland with a biological weapon of mass destruction. Since then, al Qaida has undergone an unexpected reversal. They broadcast a series of strange messages, offering – with one hand – an olive branch of peace to end terrorism and help support the U.S. president's worldwide democratic reforms. In al Qaida's other hand, however, is their secret plot to launch the second phase of the Phoenix operation – a series of attacks comprising their most devastating wave of terror since 9/11. As the suspense-filled plot unfolds across three continents, al Qaida stops at nothing to make America and the free world yield to their fanatical domination.
Paul B. Janeczko's stirring new collection of poems goes inside the walls of the notorious camp to portray the indomitable spirit of those incarcerated there. (Age 12 & Up)Hitler hailed Terezï¿½n (Theresienstadt) as a haven for artistic Jews, when in reality the Czech concentration camp was little more than a way station to the gas chambers. In his second book inspired by devastating history, acclaimed poet Paul B. Janeczko gives voice to this heartrending creative community: its dignity, resilience, and commitment to art and music in the face of great brutality. The many memorable characters he conjures include a child who performs in the camp's now famed production of Brundibï¿½r, a man who lectures on bedbugs, and a boy known as "Professor," who keeps a notebook hidden in his shoe. Accented with dramatic illustrations by prisoners, found after WW II, Janeczko's spare and powerful poems convey Terezï¿½n's tragic legacy on an intimate, profoundly moving scale.
Hitler hailed Terezin (Theresienstadt) as a haven for artistic Jews, when in reality the Czech concentration camp was little more than a way station to the gas chambers. Requiem gives voice to the dignity and resilience of Terezin's inmates and honors their commitment to art and music in the face of great brutality. The many memorable characters conjured here include a child who performs in the camp's now famed production of Brundibar, a man who lectures on bedbugs, and a boy, known as "Professor," who keeps a notebook hidden in his shoe. Accented with dramatic illustrations by inmates, found after the war ended, Janeczko's spare and powerful poems convey Terezin's tragic legacy on an intimate, profoundly moving scale.
Dreaming of the dead might mean a restless night for anyone, but for Nina Grey, it was a warning. Still healing from her last run-in with Hell, Nina struggles with not only her life as a Brown University student, but also as an intern at Titan Shipping, her father's company. Recurring nightmares about her father's violent death have become a nightly event, but being overwhelmed with guilt from Ryan's unexpected departure to the Armed Forces, and heart ache over Claire being across the ocean to protect him, Nina believes her sleepless nights are the least of her problems—but she's wrong. Worried about Nina's declining health, Jared must steal back Shax's book for answers. Fighting new enemies with the help of old friends, Jared's worst fear comes to fruition. Desperate, he is faced with a choice: Fight Hell alone, or start a war with Heaven.
The girl’s body lay on the riverbank, her arms outflung. Her blonde hair lay in matted clumps, shockingly pale against the muddy bank. Her face was like a porcelain sculpture that had been broken and glued back together: grey cracks were visible under the white sheen of her dead skin. Her lips were so blue they could have been traced in ink. When the body of troubled teenager Elodie Duncan is pulled from the river in Abbeyford, the case is at first assumed to be a straightforward suicide. Detective Sergeant Kate Redman is shocked to discover that she’d met the victim the night before her death, introduced by Kate’s younger brother Jay. As the case develops, it becomes clear that Elodie was murdered. A talented young musician, Elodie had been keeping some strange company and was hiding her own dark secrets. As the list of suspects begin to grow, so do the questions. What is the significance of the painting Elodie modelled for? Who is the man who was seen with her on the night of her death? Is there any connection with another student’s death at the exclusive musical college that Elodie attended? As Kate and her partner Detective Sergeant Mark Olbeck attempt to unravel the mystery, the dark undercurrents of the case threaten those whom Kate holds most dear… Requiem (A Kate Redman mystery) is the new novel from crime writer Celina Grace, author of Hushabye (A Kate Redman Mystery), Lost Girls and The House on Fever Street. Praise for The Kate Redman Mysteries from Amazon and Goodreads reviewers: “One of the best I have read this year. I read about a fourth of the book early in the day, then at bedtime, I thought I would read a bit more before sleep. I finished the book at 5:20 AM. Just could not put it down.” “At last, a mystery that delivers…I found this novel superb because I got all I needed to know and none of what I didn’t.” “…a gripping detective story but the main character engages you, and as well as wanting to know how the mystery turns out you want to learn more about her too.” “…amazing book, read it front to back in one visit, couldn`t help myself…”
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