Set in the Iron Mountain region of Colorado, the story centers on a young boy who loves to play his hunting video game and an Alpha wolf named who isSet in the Iron Mountain region of Colorado, the story centers on a young boy who loves to play his hunting video game and an Alpha wolf named who is getting too old to lead his pack.
When Nashoba can't find food for his hungry pack, a raven named Merla intervenes and directs him to a food source. But things go wrong and Nashoba gets hurt. Meanwhile, young thirteen year old Cassie is excited about his birthday present of a real bow and arrow. He has dreamed of becoming a great hunter and now is his chance. But when Cassie fires his first arrow and unintentionally hurting a living creature, he quickly changes his mind about his dream of becoming a great hunter and instead finds himself a rescuer and caregiver.
A fable of nature, nurture and friendship, this is a lovely tale of the delicately balance of nature and life itself. ...more
When a man goes blind while sitting inside his car, people assume his is an isolated case. The blind man's wife takes him to see an eye doctor to presWhen a man goes blind while sitting inside his car, people assume his is an isolated case. The blind man's wife takes him to see an eye doctor to prescribe a prescription to cure his ailment. But when the wife becomes blind as well as the eye doctor and everyone in the waiting room, it soon becomes clear that this is not an isolated case and soon an epidemic of 'blindness' is sweeping the country. To help contain the spread of the disease, the ones who are suffering are placed in an abandoned metal asylum, hoping that a cure can be found. Instead, the epidemic moves to the guards and no one is left to maintain order in the facility. The bad ones soon take over and rule by terror to gain what they want. Yet a small band of people stick together and eventually they escape and try to navigate their way around the city where they once moved so freely but are now having to relearn how to 'see' things in a totally different way. ...more
Thorne Blackburn was a celebrated occultist who created an enigma when he vanished one night during one of his ceremonies. His sudden disappearance haThorne Blackburn was a celebrated occultist who created an enigma when he vanished one night during one of his ceremonies. His sudden disappearance haunted his daughter, Truth Jourdemayne, and become an issue of shame for her. She wanted nothing to do with him. But when Truth's aunt leaves some cryptic clues as to a different side of Blackburn, Truth decides to visit the house where they were living when the disappearance took place. She is hoping to uncover material that will help her write a biography of Blackburn and dispell that idea that he was a gifted spiritualist and instead a hoax.
When Truth arrives at Shadow Gate, she was surprised to find a melange of characters already there, lead by Julian Pilgrim, who invites Truth to join them. He offers to share his vast library of Blackburn material to Truth to help her write her book. But as time goes by, Truth uncovers more and more mysteries until she is so caught up in the tangled web, she doesn't know who to escape.
I absolutely loved 'Mist of Avalon' and was very excited to read something else by the same author. But there were numerous time that I failed to see any similarities between the writing styles. And then I discovered that this was a collaboration with a Rosemary Edghill. Sadly, she didn't quite make the cut for me. I never liked the main character, thought the events were unforgettable, and overall, not a book I would recommend to anyone. ...more
I happened upon this one at the local library and since I have become curious about different types of witchcraft, I thought this might help clear upI happened upon this one at the local library and since I have become curious about different types of witchcraft, I thought this might help clear up some issues. But it did not. More a personal journey than an actual account of the different types. And the journey isn't a very interesting one. Mar's account of her journey across American was jumbled and sometimes I would have to look book to see who and where she was. And the one person in a group that she seemed to follow the most, I felt like it was more of an infatuation with the person than the actual belief.
This book took me way too long to finish, should have probably ditched it but I'm funny that way, carry on until the end. Not a book I would recommend for pretty much anyone. ...more
Having been commissioned to restore a cemetery in South Carolina, Amelia boards a ferry to reach her destination of Asher Falls. While on board, she eHaving been commissioned to restore a cemetery in South Carolina, Amelia boards a ferry to reach her destination of Asher Falls. While on board, she encounters a young man who fills her in on the history of the town and the unfortunate incident of an older cemetery being flooded when a dam was built. Thinking the young man a little shallow and arrogant, she soon learns he is the grandson of the man who caused the town of Asher Falls to spiral into a literal ghost town.
As she meets other town residents, she becomes increasingly worried that she was brought to the town for reasons other than a restoration job. But she does find a few gems, one being an abandoned bait dog that she rescues and names Angus who turns out to be a faithful friend to Amelia.
While this second book stayed with the Southern atmosphere, AS manages to also create a deep, oppressive feel to the mountain town and adds in a few truly creepy characters. ...more
Jorg has accomplished a lot so far - he is King of seven nations, feared by some and worshiped by most. Yet there is one final step to his master planJorg has accomplished a lot so far - he is King of seven nations, feared by some and worshiped by most. Yet there is one final step to his master plan - to gain the most votes and be crowned Emperor. In his quest for this he has made friends, alliances and also enemies - the greatest being the Dead Kind. And now at the final moments, the enemies are converging to stop Jorg before he makes his final step.
As action packed and fast moving as the rest of the series, this final book in this series was everything I had hoped for. Well, maybe for there to be more, but at least we have other characters to explore. ...more