Beneath the extinct volcanoes surrounding the city, giant creatures are waking from a spellbound sleep that has lasted thousands of years. Their goal is the destruction of the world. Rachel and Theo Matheson are twins. Apart from having red hair, there is nothing remarkable about them - or so they think. They are horrified to discover that they have a strange and awesome destiny. Only the Matheson twins can save the world from the terror of what is under the mountain
It is the blazing summer of 1981 and Catherine is laid low by childhood illness. Stuck inside her family's sprawling Victorian mansion at the foot of a Highland mountain, she can only look down into the garden and observe the goings-on upon the lawn. Sam and Rosa, her elder teenage cousins, have come to spend the school holiday in this seemingly idyllic setting, and Catherine savours the brief visits Sam makes to her room. But when Rosa falls in love with Humberto, a young Spanish man camping in the grounds of the house, and Catherine witnesses a violent attack on Sam's beloved dog, the events of that summer take on a darker hue. Under the Mountain is a fiercely intelligent and beautifully written novel about domestic politics and first loves, and in an unforgettable narrative that is both moving and haunting, Sophie Cooke powerfully exposes hidden inner lives and reveals the sometimes devastating consequences of love and the lies it can tell.
Deep in vast undiscovered caverns under the mountains of this Earth live tiny people who call themselves the Keepers. They move undetected amongst ordinary people on the Earth’s surface due to their size and the speed at which they travel. The day school gets out for the year, Jeffrey Williams discovers one of these little people who is assigned to watch over him. She places a crystal on him which gives him the power to enter the world of the Keepers, moving at one thousand miles a hour. Jeffrey and his sister Elizabeth go to the mountains of Wyoming to spend the summer with their grandparents. During their visit, they discover a cave, which leads them to the hidden world of these little people. The Keepers had been expecting them. They had been chosen since birth to visit the great city of crystals, and to perform a special mission only they could. They are guided to Crystal City by five of the greatest warriors in the Under World. Their trek takes them on several detours, in order to find passageways large enough to accommodate the young giants. Every turn in the path seems to bring them new dangers and adventures.
An intelligent, charming collection of vignettes about life in Central Nevada, an area far too seldom written about: its early inhabitants, historical insights, lore of the past, and ranching tales.
Bayne kul Kanon has climbed the mountain and traveled to another world. He has learned the secrets of his past, and he has suffered for gaining such knowledge. He has been broken, the scars of a thousand wounds layering every inch of his body. But he wanders on, enraged. Returning to the world of Ursia, he forges ahead on another quest, a search for an old friend, a priest of the god Ashal. Yet Bayne now believes himself to be a god, a god of war, and he will brook no foolishness from mere mortals. None are safe who face the wandering warrior. Gladiators, politicians, soldiers, even priests and women and children and the old must give way before this terror striding across their lands. Only an aging wizard-priest and a warrior from another time might hold the keys to halting Bayne kul Kanon. Also available Bayne's Climb: Book I of The Sword of Bayne A Thousand Wounds: Book II of The Sword of Bayne
Sarah, Tim and Guy go to Switzerland to stay with family friends while their parents are in India. They enjoy learning new customs and activities and through Uncle Joseph that they survive their greatest adventure of all in the terror of an avalanche.
Dean's award-winning work has been published in six previous books. In this seventh collection, the master writer returns to his home city of Hobart, Tasmania, in stories based on his childhood and youth spent Under the mountain.
Maureen is not too concerned when she arrives home from work and her sons are not there. But as the hours pass and there is no word from Charlie, Drew or Ryan panic begins to settle over her heart. The only clue the police are able to find is just as confusing as the boys' disappearance. After the police leave her home she questions everything she saw and did that day; until her husband makes a confession that rocks her to the very core of her being. Has Sauntage lost his mind? Or is he trying to make her think she is crazy so that he can steal their sons? Can Maureen sort through the web of lies in time to save her sons? Will she survive the journey Under the Mountain?
Beneath the extinct volcanoes surrounding the city, giant creatures are waking from a spellbound sleep that has lasted thousands of years. Their goal is the destruction of the world. Rachel and Theo Matheson are twins. Apart from having red hair, there is nothing remarkable about them - or so they think. They are horrified to discover that they have a strange and awesome destiny. Only the Matheson twins can save the world from the terror of what is under the mountain.
While vacationing with relatives in Auckland, twins Theo and Rachel discover that they are endowed with special powers to oppose mysterious giant creatures that are determined to destroy the world.
In the Baliem Valley in central New Guinea lived a Stone Age tribe which survived into the twentieth century - the Kurelu. Matthiessen joined the Harvard-Peabody Expedition of 1961which set out to study the tribe as unobtrusively as possible, living among the Kurelu for two seasons. The result was this classic account, not of the expedition but of a lost culture; the Kurelu's timeless rhythms of work and play, of warriorship, feasting and funerals. In Under the Mountain Wall Matthiessen illuminates the lives of the Kurelu's with respect and sympathy, capturing a culture untouched by civilisation and vanishing along with the wilderness lying beneath the dramatic peaks of the Snow Mountains.
As the second child of the Aridan imperial family, nineteen-year-old Guerline knows exactly what is expected of her: be unobtrusive, be compliant, and do not fall in love with her low-born companion, Eva. She has succeeded at only two of those. But before her feelings for Eva can become a point of contention for the royal house, Guerline's calm and narrow life is ripped away from her-in the course of a single night-and she is abruptly cast in the role of empress. Faced with a council that aggressively fears the four witch clans charged with protecting Arido and believes they are, in fact, waging war against the humans, Guerline struggles to maintain order. As her control over the land crumbles, she learns that the war is rooted in a conflict much older than she realized-one centuries in the making, which is now crawling from under the mountain and into the light. With the fate of Arido hanging in the balance, Guerline must decide who to trust when even her closest councilors seem to have an agenda. Darkly cinematic, From Under the Mountain pairs the sweeping landscape of epic fantasy with the personal journey of finding one's voice in the world, posing the question: how do you define evil, when everything society tells you is a lie?
"We're going to get in so much trouble..." No one will admit to the coming up with the idea to hide out at Wonderland amusement park after it closes, but Emma, Matt and Macy and their friends Kass and Dash all agree to it. It's fun, but more than a little spooky and the approaching lunar eclipse adds to the excitement. But it's not until they find their way into the Guardian Under the Mountain ride that the adventure begins. But the ride is closed so why are there others in the mountain? Others not from this world. A wizard, a warrior...a faerie? Why are they in the mountain? Where did they come from? And why does Emma and the others suddenly have strange new powers? And then there's the dragon... Getting in trouble is the least of their problems
A remarkable firsthand view of a lost culture in all its simplicity and violence by renowned writer Peter Matthiessen (1927 to 2014), author of the National Book Award–winning The Snow Leopard and the novel In Paradise. In the Baliem Valley in central New Guinea live the Kurelu, a Stone Age tribe that survived into the twentieth century. Peter Matthiessen visited the Kurelu with the Harvard-Peabody Expedition in 1961 and wrote Under the Mountain Wall as an account not of the expedition, but of the great warrior Weaklekek, the swineherd Tukum, U-mue and his family, and the boy Weake, killed in a surprise raid. Matthiessen observes these people in their timeless rhythm of work and play and war, of gardening and wood gathering, feasts and funerals, pig stealing and ambushes. Drawing on his great skills as a naturalist and novelist, Matthiessen offers an exceptional account of an ancient culture on the brink of incalculable change.
Based on discoveries in the Kurelu by the Harvard-Peabody Expedition in 1961, the author recreates the lives of the stone-age natives.
Sundari, who's mother dies giving birth to her, is first bought up by her father. As he is a drunkard her grandmother takes charge of her, later her aunt brings her up along with her son, Mathew. Sundari who aspires to be a scientist, a model, a diva and a lot more ends up being a psychiatrist and leads a miserable, lonely life. She blames her family, her ugliness, her society, her grandmother, her aunt, her brother and above all God for her present state. While she lives brooding over her past, her brother Manu, who shared the same childhood with her becomes a successful dentist. When a burn victim, her once beautiful ex-classmate, comes to her seeking help she is in a dilemma. Again, when one of her patients who is five years younger to her asks her to marry him , she hastily agrees even though she is aware of his unhealthy mind. This book contains the life of Sundari from six years to thirty four years - her ambitions, aspirations and her strong desire to go to America leaving her past behind.