In a small, early sixteenth-century German village wracked by a severe famine, a friar, armed with a book called the Malleus Maleficarum, claims that he can alleviate the witch's spell causing the town's problems, a claim that leads Güde, an older woman accused of witchcraft by her daughter-in-law, and other women, to pay a terrible price. A first novel. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
“A gripping, well-told story of faith and truth.” —Khaled Hosseini, bestselling author of The Kite Runner “A disturbingly effective historical novel.” —Boston Globe “Beautifully written, nary a word out of place, and with a few moments that throw you beyond—the way good books do ... deeply satisfying.” —San Francisco Chronicle A San Francisco Chronicle Notable Book of 2007 In 1507, when a severe famine strikes a small town in Germany, a friar arrives from a large city, claiming that the town is under the spell of witches in league with the devil. He brings with him a book called the Malleus Maleficarum—“The Witch’s Hammer”—a guide to gaining confessions of witchcraft, and promises to identify the guilty woman who has brought God’s anger upon the town, burn her, and restore bounty. Güde Müller suffers stark and frightening visions—recently she has seen things that defy explanation. No one in the village know this, and Güde herself worries that perhaps her mind has begun to wander—certainly she has outlived all but one of her peers in Tierkinddorf. Yet of one thing she is absolutely certain: She has become an object of scorn and a burden to her son’s wife. In these desperate times her daughter-in-law would prefer one less hungry mouth at the family table. As the friar turns his eye on each member of the tiny community, Güde dreads what her daughter-in-law might say to win his favor. Then one terrible night Güde follows an unearthly voice and the scent of charred meat into the snow-filled woods. Come morning, she no longer knows if the horror she witnessed was real or imagined. She only knows that if the friar hears of it, she may be damned in this life as well as the next. The Witch’s Trinity beautifully illuminates a dark period of history; it is vividly imagined, elegantly written, haunting, and unforgettable.
Witch... Some words can kill Germany, 1507. In a time when famine is rife and panic spreading, people resort to desperate measures in order to survive. When a visiting friar suggests that witchcraft is to blame for their failing crops, Irmeltrud sees it as an opportunity to get rid of her burdensome mother-in-law, Güde. Frustrated with having to feed the old woman who brings nothing to the table, she is quick to point the dreaded finger of suspicion. Güde has three days to clear her name, or be led to the stake . . .
One day, I'm nobody. The next, I'm a witch. And I've caught the attention of three smoking hot demons.I left home to start over, to escape a world I never fit in. I soon learned that my past was a lie. My parents suppressed my magical abilities and tried to make me forget my true nature. They almost succeeded. Now my real grandmother is back in my life and teaching me the craft of our people. After living my whole life without magic, I feel like a blind woman seeing for the first time. But three devilishly handsome men are saying there's more to my story. I see them everywhere, even in my dreams which are starting to feel like distant memories. They say I'm not an ordinary witch. My grandmother says not to trust them. Who do I believe? 18+ reverse haremSome scenes may be triggering to some readers
The Calling - Part One Serena and Simon were to be engaged. There was nothing remarkable about that, nor the chance encounter with his college friends, Delf and Shorn, as they sat in a cafe planning their future. Simon's sudden obsession to find the book of 'Agrippa' (the witches bible) had changed their day and now it was in his possession he felt a calm but how was he to know it marked the start of what witches refer to as 'The Calling'. How was he to know that this is where the Witch Trinity begins, and their lives and the fate of the world were now in danger!"
Jess has been in love with her best friend, Kate, for seven years, but her feelings have never been returned. One night they sleep together, and Jess finds out how much it is possible to be hurt by someone close. Jess and Kate struggle to redefine their friendship. They spend a week at Jess's family holiday house in a small seaside town, Awatangi, intending to make the time to talk things through, but the conversations never happen. Kate makes vague promises, but begins to have second thoughts. Jess wants Kate, and nothing else, and is heartbroken that isn't enough.Jess decides – while everything is changing in her life – that she doesn't want to go on living in the city, that she wants to return to Awatangi. Part of her hopes some physical distance between them may help things with Kate, and part of her – frustrated and upset – simply wants to leave Kate behind. In Awatangi, Jess meets Keri, a local lawyer who has also recently returned home. Like Jess, Keri surfs, and like Jess, she seems to feel some attachment to her family roots in Awatangi. Jess is drawn to Keri, but forces herself not to let anything happen. Despite everything, Kate is still Jess's closest friend, and she has loved Kate all her life. She feels she has to give the situation with Kate as long as she can to work itself out. Awatangi is about coping with feelings for a close friend that are not returned, set in a small holiday township on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. It is an exploration of getting what you've always wanted and it not being enough, of being in love with one person and wanting another, and of finding out that life doesn't always turn out as expected.
During a chance night shift on the cops beat, newsroom assistant Madeleine Harrington stumbles on the corruption story of a lifetime – a plot that would reshape the entire city. She teams up with her dad, a downtrodden columnist at the paper, to unearth the mystery. The muckrakers find the plot goes deeper – and contains more skeletons among the city’s powerbrokers – than they imagined.
A modern, magic adventure with a difference. The Key element is humour. The delivery is pacey, direct and very action based. Characters are believable, with quirky personalities. A hilarious story of a dizzy witch and her two best friends, a lazy cat and a neurotic mouse, who make spells in the crazy kitchen of their magic house in Parsley Lane.
When Aislinn Amon's father disappears, her mother drags her from New York to Indiana where she is to attend a new boarding school - Source High. At Source High, Aislinn finds herself in a whole other world than what she knew. Everyone has something supernatural about them, including her. Soon, she finds that she's not the normal, rebel, messed up teenage girl she thought she was. Her friends try to help her along the way when trouble comes knocking on her door. People die, she finds herself falling in love with, something she swore she'd never do, and secrets start to form. Can Aislinn cope with everything that's happening? Can she handle the life she's been forced to deal with? Or will she crack under the heavy pressures laid upon her seventeen-year-old shoulders?
From the acclaimed author of Speak comes a kaleidoscopic novel about Robert Oppenheimer—father of the atomic bomb—as told by seven fictional characters J. Robert Oppenheimer was a brilliant scientist, a champion of liberal causes, and a complex and often contradictory character. He loyally protected his Communist friends, only to later betray them under questioning. He repeatedly lied about love affairs. And he defended the use of the atomic bomb he helped create, before ultimately lobbying against nuclear proliferation. Through narratives that cross time and space, a set of characters bears witness to the life of Oppenheimer, from a secret service agent who tailed him in San Francisco, to the young lover of a colleague in Los Alamos, to a woman fleeing McCarthyism who knew him on St. John. As these men and women fall into the orbit of a brilliant but mercurial mind at work, all consider his complicated legacy while also uncovering deep and often unsettling truths about their own lives. In this stunning, elliptical novel, Louisa Hall has crafted a breathtaking and explosive story about the ability of the human mind to believe what it wants, about public and private tragedy, and about power and guilt. Blending science with literature and fiction with biography, Trinity asks searing questions about what it means to truly know someone, and about the secrets we keep from the world and from ourselves.
BOOK THREE OF THE WITCH TRINITY SAGA A SUPERNATURAL SERIES FOR THIS GENERATION The spell to hide the three most powerful witches Delf, Shorn and Serena goes terribly wrong. Instead of being hidden the three are separated across time and space to face unexpected trials threatening their survival. In a desperate attempt to reunite with the others Serena must rely on a mysterious group of humans who reveals a hidden secret. Who are they? How much do they know about her? Are they a danger? Answers to her questions must wait as she attempts to reach the mystical Neptune forest before it's too late to save the planet. Unknown to them a cunning adversary makes the first move.
A dense black cloud boiled up in the southeastern sky. It rose high and fast, like a time-lapse movie of the birth of a thunderhead. But it was no rain cloud. Wholly black, it reached up and up until it loomed over her, blocking out the sun. Somehow, she knew, it was Death coming for her.Pre-med student Coral is on vacation in Idaho when something terrible happens. The black cloud is followed by a wildfire and searing heat that lasts for days. She survives deep in a cave but emerges days later to find the world transformed, with blackened trees, an ash-filled sky, and no living creatures stirring--except for her.So begins her desperate journey: to find water, and food, and other survivors...and the answer to the mystery of what happened.Gray I is the first novel in a series.
From a sentient space ship lost in deep space to a man whose hatred of robots risks tearing his family apart, the characters in this collection of short stories will stay with you long after you've turned the last page. Discover the future face of human trafficking through the eyes of a little girl, follow an ancient tribe's shaman as he embarks on a journey to save his people, or share in an astronaut's final moments as an alien growth takes over his body; these are just some of the thrilling adventures packed into Infinite Science Fiction One. Infinite Science Fiction is intended to be a long-running series of anthologies. We aim to collect some of the best science fiction stories from all over the world. We will be back. # TABLE OF CONTENTS: Introduction by Dany G. Zuwen - "REAL" by Janka Hobbs - "BY THE NUMBERS" by Tim Major - "TIN SOUL" by Elizabeth Bannon - "SIX MINUTES" by P. Anthony Ramanauskas - "MATCHMAKER" by John Walters - "THE WEDDING" by Nick Hilbourn - "SLOW" by Jay Wilburn "GOSPEL OF" by Rebecca Ann Jordan - "THE SILENT DEAD" by Dan Devine - "NOTHING BESIDE REMAINS" by Matthew S. Dent - "THE NIGHT WITH STARS" by William Ledbetter - "BUTTERFLIES" by Doug Tidwell - "MESSAGE OF WAR" by Michaele Jordan - "ROLLING BY IN THE MOONLIGHT" by Liam Nicholas Pezzano - "INFINITY" by J.B. Rockwell
Talsy and Chanter return to the peaceful vale, where she gives birth to his son - a creature of the chaos. Travain has stunted Mujar powers and a Trueman personality, making him dangerous and unpredictable, and he is also angry at his father's apparent neglect. Mujar, however, do not care for their children, who are born fully formed and independent. Travain grows quickly, and is everything Chanter warned Talsy he might be. Chanter finds the last piece of the broken Staff of Law and makes it whole, but the laws are lost. His first son is born on the eastern continent they left behind so long ago, but he is blinded by strange golden lights in his mind. He names himself Law, and finds shelter in a hive of semi-ants. The next generation are manants, and attack him, forcing Law to flee into the chaos. In his search for shelter, he travels to the western continent, where Truemen capture him. The wind informs Chanter of his plight, and Talsy insists that they save him. That means venturing into the chaos once more, and now it is far worse than it was before.
Dr. Brooke Spencer always felt different from other girls. Now a successful scientist, she is finally discovering where she belongs: working alongside the brilliant, trailblazing researcher Dr. Charles Samuelson. Dr. Samuelson has recently made a discovery that has eluded philosophers and dreamers for centuries: How to transmute iron into gold. Determined to use the knowledge for good, Dr. Samuelson recruits Brooke to assist him with his new plan, his "Golden Manifesto." But humans are not alone and his discovery has not gone unnoticed. Extraterrestrial visitors seek to control Dr. Samuelson's Breakthrough, and before long, Brooke is all that stands between Earth and total Destruction. Will she be able to hold her ground? Or will the timeless temptation of gold prove too much for even the strongest of spirits? Brooke will soon face a choice that will make her question her background, her career, and the fate of the planet.
I'm done running. It's time to end this. The only problem? Our enemies have weapons that can kill demons. I won't let any of my loved ones die. But my lovers won't let me fight alone. If I do, we all know I won't come back.We have to rely on our new shifter friends for support, as well as each other. Even though I'm fighting my feelings for the stormy-eyed outsider, I'm starting to believe I can trust him.When he offers himself up as a sacrifice for me, will it force us to confront the brewing storm between us? Or will this plan backfire terribly? Most importantly, will this move save us and the future of all witches?The epic conclusion to the Unholy Trinity Reverse Harem series! Read the books in order before reading the final book.
It's the year 2069 and even though eighteen-year-old Bianca Butterman is heir to the family biz, she may never see the day her time-craft license becomes official. When a government agent starts nosing around the operation, Butterman Travel, Inc. gets stuck with a full audit-part of a government take-over scheme to shut down all private time travel agencies. Enter former boy band superstar, Tristan Helms, desperate to retrieve a lost item from his past and willing to pay triple fare for a time-trip to get there, and Bianca has to find a way to complete the job and return home before the government gets wind and shuts down the family biz for good. Welcome to Butterman Travel, Incorporated We are a full service agency designed to meet all your exclusive time travel needs. Family-owned and operated, we offer clients one hundred years of time travel experience. A place where you can rest assured, safety and reliability always come first. Anxious to attend a special event from the past? Or for a glimpse of what the future holds? You've come to the right place. We're a fully accredited operation, offering an array of services; including, but not limited to: customized travel plans, professionally piloted operations, and personal trip guides. *Terms and conditions do apply Conference us directly from our Website. Our frontline reservation specialist, Bianca Butterman, will handle all your inquiries in a professional and efficient manner, offering a tentative itinerary and free fare quote, so you can make the most of your time trip. We look forward to serving you at Butterman Travel, Inc., where time is always in your hands.
This book will take you back to great childhood and adulthood memories of running around in the yard on magical hunts full of bright surprises. Can you remember running around laughing catching fireflies? What did you do with the fireflies you caught ? Did you catch and release or did you stick them in a mason jars with holes in the lid or did you wonder about the green glowing light and what that was all about and smear it to see what happens? Well I will tell you what happens it glows! We are never to old to chase fireflies and be fascinated by them. So I hope the child inside of you runs outside to chase you a firefly.