The murderous search for the Prey Dauw is on--the trio of weapons so imbued with mythic power that it is said whoever possesses them can dominate Indo <more...>china and control its opium. Two men have aleady been murdered for the Pray Duaw, and now their brothers, New York lawyer, Chris Haye, and NYPD detective Steve Guarda, are ready to face the savage madman who will stop at nothing to destroy them.
The Other Side of You
For psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Dr. David McBride, death exerts an unusual draw. Despite his profession, he has never come to terms with the violen <more...>t accident that took his brother's life, a trauma that has shaped his personality and subsequent choice of career. But when a failed suicide, Elizabeth Cruikshank, comes into his care, he finds the deepest reaches of his suppressed history being reactivated. Elizabeth is mysteriously reticent about her own past and it is not until David recalls a painting by the Italian artist Caravaggio that she finally yields her story. As she recounts the chance encounter which took her to Rome, and her tragic tale of passion and betrayal, David begins to find a strange and disturbing reflection of his own loss in the haunted "other side" of this elusive woman. Through one long night's dialogue they journey together into a past which brings painful new insight and uncertain resolution to each of them.
The Chimney Sweeper's Boy
When successful author Gerald Candless dies of a sudden heart attack, his eldest, adoring daughter Sarah embarks on a memoir of him and soon discovers <more...> that her perfect father was not all he appeared to be. That in fact he wasn’t Gerald Candless at all. But then, who was he? And what terrible secret had driven him to live a lie for all those years?
THE TROLLS OF BONESPITTLE AREN'T PRETTY, and centuries of bad press have given them a rep for meanness. But the truth is that they are merely poor se <more...>rfs, underlings to the ogres, ghouls, and sorcerers who wield power. Once upon a time, the trolls were great warriors, respected throughout the land. But then they were enslaved by a power-hungry king, and now and told terrible stories about fairies, elves, and the other creatures who live across the Great Chasm. Enter Rollo, a handsome young troll who is surprised when Stygius Rex, Bonespittle's ruler, passes through his village. Stygius is recruiting trolls to construct a bridge to span the Chasm. Rollo wants to sign on for the task, but is he prepared for what really lies beyond the realm of the trolls?
Having freed the trolls of Dismal Swamp from the tyranny of Stygius Rex, the reluctant troll leader, Rollo, has left the swamp on a bittersweet missio <more...>n: He plans to return his little friend Clipper to her people in the Forbidden Forest. It's a dangerous trip, but he is determined to go. Ludicra, the troll who now finds Rollo worthy of her attention, is distraught over his absence and convinced he needs her help. So she assembles a crew of trolls, ogres, and even a gnome to cross the Great Chasm in search of her beloved. But the Chasm holds its own dangers and now the rescue party is in need of rescue!
Just when all the trials appear to be over for Rollo, the evil sorceror Stygius Rex returns, demanding that the new troll king surrender the lands of <more...>Bonespittle to him. As an incentive, Stygius produces Rollo's father and his former bridge mentor as hostages! The only way to stop Stygius is for the trolls to find a legendary treasure that was created by a troll king long ago and left with the elves in the Great Chasm for safekeeping. Now Rollo must figure out a way to make peace with the elves, find some treasure he isn't sure exists, rescue his father, and defeat Stygius, all the while hoping he can free his little fairy friend Clipper from the evil spell she's under. Will the new troll king ever make it to his coronation?