She used to be called Death's Mistress, and she struck fear across the land.”
Victoria's expression turned sour, unimpressed. She seemed a competitive sort. “
Death's Mistress? We have no need of further death. Let us hope she can bring
Author: Terry Goodkind
A New York Times bestseller, Death's Mistress: Sister of Darkness begins The Nicci Chronicles, Terry Goodkind's series with a cast of characters centered on one of his best-loved characters in the now-concluded Sword of Truth. One-time lieutenant of the evil Emperor Jagang, known as “Death’s Mistress” and the “Slave Queen”, the deadly Nicci captured Richard Rahl in order to convince him that the Imperial Order stood for the greater good. But it was Richard who converted Nicci instead, and for years thereafter she served Richard and Kahlan as one of their closest friends—and one of their most lethal defenders. Now, with the reign of Richard and Kahlan finally stabilized, Nicci has set out on her own for new adventures. One of her jobs will be to keep her travelling companion, the unworldly prophet Nathan, out of trouble. But her real task will be to scout the far reaches of Richard Rahl’s realm. This will take her and Nathan to visit the mysterious witch-woman Red, to tangle with the street life of the port city of Tanimura, to fight lethal battles on the high seas, and ultimately to a vast magical confrontation far from home...with the future of life itself, in the Old World and the New, at stake. Full of life and story, this is a sweeping, engaging tale in the grand Goodkind manner. The Nicci Chronicles 1. Death's Mistress 2. Shroud of Eternity 3. Siege of Stone At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
You need it, to avoid the wrath of your mistress.” “But he was here all night,” I
insisted, “from shortly after we escaped him at the Club.” “And how do you know
this? The man would say anything.” LouisCesare waved a hand, fortunately not
Author: Karen Chance
Dorina Basarab is a dhampir-half-human, half-vampire. Back home in Brooklyn after the demise of her insane Uncle Dracula, Dory's hoping her life is about to calm down. But soon Dory realizes someone is killing vampire Senate members, and if she can't stop the murderer, her friends may be next...
Her mission will take her into uncharted territories where she'll face her greatest test yet. She's helped save the world before, but this is the first time she'll have to do it on her own
Author: Terry Goodkind
Nicci has a past. Once she was a Sister of the Light, and once a Sister of the Dark. Once she was a tyrant's most feared lieutenant and once a saviour's most loyal ally. Once she swore to destroy a man, and then she fell in love with him. But now the world has been forged anew. Tyranny has been vanquished, the breach between the living and the dead healed, the stars themselves realigned by a formidable act of magic. The man she once swore to destroy is now Lord Rahl, ruler of a vast realm encompassing lands and peoples unknown. And Nicci is his emissary, charged with bringing word of his rule to a world shattered by terror and war. Her mission will take her into uncharted territories where she'll face her greatest test yet. She's helped save the world before, but this is the first time she'll have to do it on her own
SFRevu Praise for the Novels of Karen Chance Death's Mistress “Chance's
patented brand of political intrigue, wrapped around deadly danger and spiced
with complex characterization, is a proven winner.” –Romantic Times “From the ...
Author: Karen Chance
Dorina Basarab is a dhampir—half-human, half-vampire. Subject to uncontrollable rages, most dhampirs live very short, very violent lives. But so far, Dory has managed to maintain her sanity by unleashing her anger on those demons and vampires who deserve killing... Dory is used to fighting hard and nasty. So when she wakes up in a strange scientific lab with a strange man standing over her, her first instinct is to take his head off. Luckily, the man is actually the master vampire Louis-Cesare, so he’s not an easy kill. It turns out that Dory had been working with a Vampire Senate task force on the smuggling of magical items and weaponry out of Faerie when she was captured and brought to the lab. But when Louis-Cesare rescues her, she has no memory of what happened to her. To find out what was done to her—and who is behind it—Dory will have to face off with fallen angels, the maddest of mad scientists, and a new breed of vampires that are far worse than undead…
And the rest refers to 'death's mistress' of Anubis, not 'sacrifice.' I got this from the
sarcophagi of the mistresses of King Amenhotep that were unearthed three years
back. When we look at the two symbols we had taken to mean sacrifice when ...
Author: Erik Schubach
Publisher: Erik Schubach
Professor Aya Bane, self proclaimed Indiana Jones of archeology (yes, she may be that much of a geek) finds herself thrown into a world of ancient gods and unexplained murders in Egypt while on a dig. Called in for a consult to an excavation at a suspected temple of Anubis, god of the underworld, she is embroiled in a series of fantastical events. Her dreams are filled with visions of a deadly woman with a jackal's head, committing the murders attributed to a serial killer called the Pharaoh, leaving the victims as mummified husks. With Lazarus involved, it is just a matter of time before the New Sentinels arrive to aid Aya and her newfound allies, as she tries to understand what is happening with her.
Their soldiers are accompanied by the gifted. “By far, the worst of the accounts
were about one called 'Death's Mistress.'” “Who?” Cara asked. “'Death's Mistress,'
they call her.” “Her. Must be the Sisters,” Richard said. “Which ones do.
Author: Terry Goodkind
Terry Goodkind author of the enormously popular Sword of Truth novels, has forged perhaps his best novel yet in Faith of the Fallen, pitting Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell against threats to the freedom of the world that will take them to opposite ends of the world to defeat the forces of chaos and anarchy. Emperor Jagang is rising once again in the Old World and Richard must face him, on his own turf. Richard heads into the Old World with Cara, the Mord-Sith, while his beloved Kahlan remains behind. Unwilling to heed an ancient prophecy, Kahlan raises an army and goes into battle against forces threatening armed insurrection in the Midlands. Separated and fighting for their lives, Richard and Kahlan will be tested to the utmost. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
“You may have heard of me as Death's Mistress.” General Meiffert stumbled to a
stop, choking on spit from gasping. He coughed until his face was red. “Death's
Mistress?” he finally managed. “People are more afraid of you than Jagang ...
Author: Terry Goodkind
With Wizard's First Rule and seven subsequent masterpieces, Terry Goodkind has thrilled readers worldwide with the unique sweep of his storytelling. Now, in Chainfire, Goodkind returns with a new novel of Richard and Kahlan, the beginning of a sequence of three novels that will bring their epic story to its culmination. After being gravely injured in battle, Richard awakes to discover Kahlan missing. To his disbelief, no one remembers the woman he is frantically trying to find. Worse, no one believes that she really exists, or that he was ever married. Alone as never before, he must find the woman he loves more than life itself....if she is even still alive. If she was ever even real. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
the death. Twenty-five would exit in triumph through the arena's Gate of Life.
Twenty-five would be dragged out through the Gate of Death on iron hooks. “Hail,
Emperor. ... “We salute you from death's shadow" The clank of sharpened
Author: Kate Quinn
The first in an unforgettable historical saga from the New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network and The Huntress. “So gripping, your hands are glued to the book, and so vivid it burns itself into your mind’s eye and stays with you long after you turn the final page.”—Diana Gabaldon, #1 New York Times bestselling author First-century Rome: One young woman will hold the fate of an empire in her hands. Thea, a captive from Judaea, is a clever and determined survivor hiding behind a slave’s docile mask. Purchased as a toy for the spoiled heiress Lepida Pollia, Thea evades her mistress’s spite and hones a secret passion for music. But when Thea wins the love of Rome’s newest and most savage gladiator and dares to dream of a better life, the jealous Lepida tears the lovers apart and casts Thea out. Rome offers many ways for the resourceful to survive, and Thea remakes herself as a singer for the Eternal ’City’s glittering aristocrats. As she struggles for success and independence, her nightingale voice attracts a dangerous new admirer: the Emperor himself. But the passions of an all-powerful man come with a heavy price, and Thea finds herself fighting for both her soul and her destiny. Many have tried to destroy the Emperor: a vengeful gladiator, an upright senator, a tormented soldier, a Vestal Virgin. But in the end, the life of Rome’s most powerful man lies in the hands of one woman: the Emperor’s mistress.
The national bestselling hit hailed by the New York Times as a "vibrant medieval mystery...[it] outdoes the competition.
Author: Ariana Franklin
The national bestselling hit hailed by the New York Times as a "vibrant medieval mystery...[it] outdoes the competition." In medieval Cambridge, England, Adelia, a female forensics expert, is summoned by King Henry II to investigate a series of gruesome murders that has wrongly implicated the Jewish population, yielding even more tragic results. As Adelia's investigation takes her behind the closed doors of the country's churches, the killer prepares to strike again.
Riding out that morning on one of his late brother's horses, his lordship was very
far from having forgotten the encounter. He was strangely haunted by the
business. He had seen death often enough in the army, horrible lingering deaths
Author: Elizabeth Rolls
A Simple Choice? To ensure the succession of the Helford family line, it's imperative that David Melville, Viscount Helford should marry—and soon! He's determined to choose a wife of nobility and decorum as a matter of convenience—until his resolve is shaken to the core by the independent and fiery Miss Marsden. Sophie's plain beauty, forthrightness and virtually penniless state are nothing Viscount Helford desires in a wife. But she stirs a passion in him he cannot resist. The solution seems easy, but to take her as his mistress would tarnish her good name—something he knows she can't afford to lose. But can he afford to lose her?
“Do you forget so easily that I was once a Sister of the Dark? Do you forget that I
was once committed to the Keeper of the underworld? Do you forget that I was
once Death's Mistress?” CHAPTER 16 “How's your hand?” Richard asked.
Author: Terry Goodkind
Publisher: Tor Books
Hannis Arc, working on the tapestry of lines linking constellations of elements that constituted the language of Creation recorded on the ancient Cerulean scroll spread out among the clutter on his desk, was not surprised to see the seven etherial forms billow into the room like acrid smoke driven on a breath of bitter breeze. Like an otherworldly collection of spectral shapes seemingly carried on random eddies of air, they wandered in a loose clutch among the still and silent mounted bears and beasts rising up on their stands, the small forest of stone pedestals holding massive books of recorded prophecy, and the evenly spaced display cases of oddities, their glass reflecting the firelight from the massive hearth at the side of the room. Since the seven rarely used doors, the shutters on the windows down on the ground level several stories below stood open as a fearless show of invitation. Though they frequently chose to use windows, they didn't actually need the windows any more than they needed the doors. They could seep through any opening, any crack, like vapor rising in the early morning from the stretches of stagnant water that lay in dark swaths through the peat barrens. The open shutters were meant to be a declaration for all to see, including the seven, that Hannis Arc feared nothing. In The Omen Machine, #1 New York Times-bestselling author Terry Goodkind returns to the lives of Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell—in a compelling tale of a new and sinister threat to their world. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
If losses be they here restored can sorrow end When loss itself returns to me her
former worth That I did lose, regained, within a heaven sent To distance and
neglect of life that death does show? Kathleen, my grief within your dying's
Author: Brian David Scates
Courageous poems of love, loss, rage, despair and renewal from a writer who has experienced a lifetime of bi-polar and mixed affective illness.
—Karen Chance, New York Times bestselling author of Death's Mistress “
Kindling the Moon rocks like AC/DC on a Saturday night. This book has it all:
great writing, action, romance, a strong heroine, a unique hero, and the best
Author: Jenn Bennett
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The second in a not-to-be-missed urban fantasy series about a freewheeling magician who slings drinks at a demon-friendly tiki bar. MAGICAL TRICKS. DEMONIC TREATS. After narrowly escaping her fate as a sacrificial scapegoat, Arcadia Bell is back to normal. Or at least as ordinary as life can be for a renegade magician and owner of a tiki bar that caters to Earthbound demons. She’s gearing up for the busiest day of the year—Halloween—when a vengeful kidnapper paralyzes the community. The influential head of the local Hellfire Club taps Cady to track down the fiendish bogeyman, and now that she’s dating red-hot Lon Butler, the Club’s wayward son, she can hardly say no. Cady and Lon untangle a gruesome thirty-year trail of clues that points to danger for the club members’ children. But locating the person behind the terror will require some metaphysical help from Cady’s loyal bar patrons as well as her potent new Moonchild powers—and she’d better figure it out before the final victim disappears and her own darkest secret becomes her biggest enemy.
She was Death's Mistress, the emperor's Slave Queen. She stopped for no one.
No one challenged her. Jagang's tent was set back in a grouping of larger tents
but, unlike all the other tents in the camp, it had ample space around it. Sisters ...
Author: Terry Goodkind
Terry Goodkind's bestselling, epic fantasy series Sword of Truth continues with Confessor. Descending into darkness, about to be overwhelmed by evil, those people still free are powerless to stop the coming dawn of a savage new world, while Richard faces the guilt of knowing that he must let it happen. Alone, he must bear the weight of a sin he dare not confess to the one person he loves...and has lost. Join Richard and Kahlan in the concluding novel of one of the most remarkable and memorable journeys ever written. It started with one rule, and will end with the rule of all rules, the rule unwritten, the rule unspoken since the dawn of history. When next the sun rises, the world will be forever changed. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Above the din of the concerto of agony that was the slow burn of the glass in his
intestine, above the white-knuckled palms that pressed his larynx into a pinhole
—there came the throaty murmur of Death's mistress. She was speaking in ...
Author: Brandon Bennett
There's something wrong with Shawn Jefferson. Life couldn't be any better for the charming, handsome, and talented NBA guard. He's got money, he's got clout, and he's got plenty of women. But when an injury cuts his career short, Shawn finds out just how hard starting over really is. He sinks into depression and something even more terrifying, altering the lives of those around him forever. Complicating matters is the fact that he's falling in love with his physical therapist, Karen Bradshaw, who's dealing with the demons of her past in her own quietly destructive way. Despite repeated warnings from her brother, Alan, Karen is determined to find happiness with Shawn-but at what cost? Moon in Gemini. If it's too good to be true, scream.
... PALMER SERIES Touch the Dark Claimed by Shadow Embrace the Night
Curse the Dawn Hunt the Moon Tempt the Stars THE MIDNIGHT'S DAUGHTER
SERIES Midnight's Daughter Death's Mistress Fury's Kiss (AREM HAN (E Moos,
Author: Karen Chance
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Karen chance has written a paranormal—with bite. Dorina Basarab is a dhampir—half-human, half-vampire. Unlike most dhampirs, though, Dory has managed to maintain her sanity. Now Dory’s vampire father has come to her for help— again. Her Uncle Dracula (yes, the Dracula), cruelest among vampires, has escaped his prison. And her father wants Dory to work with gorgeous master vampire Louis-Cesare to put him back there. Although Dory prefers to work alone, Dracula is the only thing that truly scares her—and when she has to face him, she’ll take all the help she can get…
I'm not gonna kill your mistress' antibiotic.” Nik took a single step back but didn't
let his eyes bleed back to human. I grabbed Blue Eyes' head and banged it
against the floor again. Leaped to my feet before Nik could react. Shrugged. “
Author: Faith Hunter
Jane Yellowrock is a shapeshifting skinwalker you don’t want to cross—especially if you’re one of the undead… For a vampire killer like Jane, having Leo Pellisier as a boss took some getting used to. But now, someone is out to take his place as Master Vampire of the city of New Orleans, and is not afraid to go through Jane to do it. After an attack that’s tantamount to a war declaration, Leo knows his rival is both powerful and vicious, but Leo’s not about to run scared. After all, he has Jane. But then, a plague strikes, one that takes down vampires and makes their masters easy prey. Now, to uncover the identity of the vamp who wants Leo’s territory, and to find the cause of the vamp-plague, Jane will have to go to extremes…and maybe even to war.
betray us that time in Spain, it was his loose talk while drunk that led to the deaths
of several men. The French knew we were coming. Our mission was secret. Only
the four of us knew, for we did not tell the troopers where we were going.
Author: Anne Herries
The earl's convenient bride Amelia Royston has made a name for herself amongst the London ton as a brilliant matchmaker. Forever generous, she will do anything to help others' dreams come true. But the society miss is beginning to give up hope that her own feet will ever be swept off the ground… Then the charismatic Earl of Ravenshead returns, and his disturbing presence tips Amelia's world upside down! He finally declares his intention to marry her—for convenience…or something more?