Seeker s Mask

Seeker s Mask

Be damned if she was going to let anyone that close to her now, Jame thought, even if it meant wearing a mask the rest of her life. It wasn't as if her face had ever amounted to much, anyway. Here, her thoughts began to blur, ...

Author: P. C. Hodgell

Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises

ISBN: 9781625794611

Category: Fiction

Page: 341

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Obedience. Self-restraint Endurance. Silence. . . These are the duties of a Highborn lady, and like the veils, masks and tight-fitting underskirts female Kencyr students are obliged to wear, Jame finds them damnably constricting. Sent here by her brother Torisen, Highlord of the Kencyrath, she has tried valiantly to fit in, but the unruly girl can't help throwing the quiet Women's Halls into an uproar. It's not entirely Jame's fault, though. While Tori's vain and vicious consort treats her like an underling, the Kencyr Matriarchs, determined to winnow out her secrets, scheme to use her to their own advantage. And her own brother wants nothing to do with her. On top of this, Shadow Guild assassins have come hunting her, eager to fulfill a long-held contract to dispose of the last of the powerful Knorth clan. It's no wonder that Jame decamps. In the company of her telepathic hunting cat, Jorin, a runaway priestling named Kindrie, and a chance-met squad of cadets, she sets out to rescue a friend from a cruel and ambitious Kencyr lord who seeks the deadly Book Bound in Pale Leather. Dodging ghostwalkers and shadow assassins, riding weirdingstorms and peripatetic trees, Jame discovers that her life is tangled up in a much larger purpose. For the war against Perimal Darkling cannot resume until three terrible objects of power, and the avatars who will wield them, appear. And she just might be one of them. . . . The long-sought third book in P.C. Hodgell's intricate and engaging fantasy series follows the warrior-magician Jame as she battles enemies both in and out of the Women's Halls at Gothregor. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
Categories: Fiction

Wicked Women

Wicked Women

Close relationships for pleasure seekers are tedious, uninspiring, and routine. Each pleasure seeker had many lovers, ... Pleasure seekers mask their own behavior to appear non-threatening to others. Once confronted or attacked, ...

Author: Dennis J. Stevens PhD

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781450274067

Category: Fiction

Page: 420

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In Wicked Women, Dennis Stevens, a criminology professor and prison counselor, shares the fascinating life stories of fifteen super predators, detailing their early life experiences and criminal activities through the time they interacted with him in prison. Withholding their names and identities, he presents disturbing evidence and chronicles the long, destructive journeys of these super predators. Dr. Stevens spent several years among high-risk felons in some of the most heavily researched penitentiaries in America while teaching criminology at various universities. He uses his vast professional experience to create fictional vignettes based on real-life situations, offering a glimpse into the souls of creatures who carry out wicked acts under the cover of a mask of sanity. While presenting bizarre accounts of incredible human cruelty of every varietyincluding border raids, brutal beatings, cannibalism, rape, and gang warfareDr. Stevens provides a never-before-seen look into the backgrounds and twisted minds of people like Margo, a transgendered drug addict obsessed with setting fires, and Mary, a former New Orleans police officer convicted of killing her partner. Without censorship or interference from political police, Wicked Women presents eye-opening, unforgettable accounts of the outrageous thoughts and gruesome destruction of super predators.
Categories: Fiction

We Shall Bear Witness

We Shall Bear Witness

The photographs on page 81 of asylum seekers are images from protection, an installation by the Australian artists Carl ... masking the identity of the asylum seekers, and in them the mask becomes a commentary as well as a requirement.

Author: Meg Jensen

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 9780299300142

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 332

View: 820

An international array of human rights advocates, scholars, and survivor-writers examine the profound and complex impact of personal testimony about human rights abuses as expressed through autobiography, documentary film, report, oral history, blog, and verbatim theater.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography



Flapped around a little, beat at the guard's heads and dug his claws into the seeker's gas mask, wrenching it off his head with an almighty tug and pulling it along with him down the hexagonal corridor, dipping under its weight as if he ...

Author: Gabriel Da Silva


ISBN: 9781411674769

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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'Ascension' is a new kind of sci fi. It's dark, gothy cyberpunk, with a twist or two in the tail. Set in a tower with Heaven at the top and Hell at the bottom, Frakture is a humanoid creature able to swap limbs at will as she ascends towards the top. Her bizzare struggles are not dissimilar to those we face in our own lives, the question being when do you give up and settle for what you've got?
Categories: Fiction



She desired to help the inhabitants of the estate—especially if she could do so without harming the apprentice in the mask. But this was not their duty, in fact. Sworn Seekers were meant to have autonomy. The duty of the Dreads was to ...

Author: Arwen Elys Dayton

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 9780385378574

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 448

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“Katniss and Tris would approve.”— The night Quin Kincaid takes her Oath, she will become what she has trained to be her entire life. She will become a Seeker. This is her legacy, and it is an honor. As a Seeker, Quin will fight beside her two closest companions, Shinobu and John, to protect the weak and the wronged. Together they will stand for light in a shadowy world. And she'll be with the boy she loves--who's also her best friend. But the night Quin takes her Oath, everything changes. Being a Seeker is not what she thought. Her family is not what she thought. Even the boy she loves is not who she thought. And now it's too late to walk away. "This book will not disappoint." "Fans of Veronica Roth’s Divergent, Marie Lu’s Legend, and Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games series: your next obsession has arrived."-School Library Journal "In this powerful beginning to a complex family saga...Dayton excels at creating memorable characters."-Publishers Weekly “[A] genre-blending sci-fi, fantasy…[with] action-packed scenes.”—Booklist "Secrets, danger, and romance meet in this unforgettable epic fantasy." —Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Beautiful Creatures & author of Unbreakable "A tightly-woven, action-packed story of survivial and adventure, Seeker is perfect for fans of Game of Thrones." —Tahereh Mafi, author of the New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

The First Stone

The First Stone

Sasha picked up the gold mask and ran a long finger over it. “So this is one of the masks they wear. Those sorcerers you've written about in your ... “Has Anders ever told you why he can carry a gun when no other Seeker is allowed to?

Author: Mark Anthony

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 9780307418470

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 661

The Pale King has been defeated, his legions decimated. The Dark God Mohg has been destroyed. And the evil corporation, Duratek, has been disbanded, foiled in its efforts to strip-mine the world of Eldh. And for our heroes, three years have passed in relative peace. But only relative, because every one of them know in their hearts that their duties are not yet ended. For perihelion approaches, as the two worlds continue to grow nearer. And bad things are coming in its wake. In the skies over Earth, astronomers have noted an anomaly which seems to be swallowing stars whole. On Eldh, these rifts in the sky are appearing as well--and the dragon Sinfathisar tells Grace Beckett that, if left unchecked, these holes of anti-being will annihilate all of creation forever. He adds that only Travis Wilder--whom the Mournish believe is fated to raise the lost city of Morindu the Dark from the desert sands that hide and hold it--can save the world. But what is the connection between the lost city of the sorcerers and the wounds that rift the heavens? As Grace goes in search of Travis and Travis goes in search of his kidnapped daughter, all the threads of fate begin to pull together, revealing ancient mysteries on both worlds, and connections within connections that carry all the way back through time. With both worlds increasingly wracked by tempests and earthquakes and a palpable sense of hopelessness and despair, and with magic sputtering and dying around them, can our heroes patch together the missing pieces of the puzzle before all of life is annihilated?
Categories: Fiction



enough space for the masked Seeker to walk unobstructed through the crowd. No one wanted to touch the hooded figure. The bulky robe, long black gloves and stylised golden mask completely obscured the Seeker's identity.

Author: Stephen Aryan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780356508467

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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'Stephen Aryan puts the epic into Epic Fantasy' Den Patrick ***The start of a brand new magic-fuelled trilogy from the author of Battlemage*** Thousands died when mages sundered the earth and split the sky. It was a war that devastated entire kingdoms. Now one man believes eradicating magic is the only way to ensure a lasting peace. He and his followers will do anything to achieve his goal - even if it means murdering every child born with the ability. 'Aryan's battle scenes are visceral masterpieces that transport the reader deep into the melee' Taran Matharu For more from Stephen Aryan, check out: Age of Darkness Battlemage Bloodmage Chaosmage The Age of Dread Mageborn Magefall ebook-only novella: Of Gods and Men
Categories: Fiction

Asylum for Sale

Asylum for Sale

Five years in, at a pre-Pride planning meeting, new arrival Mariah asked if she could wear a rainbow mask instead of the ... Jennifer, a white US citizen who felt called by her faith to help LGBT asylum seekers, said rainbow masks would ...

Author: Siobhán McGuirk

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 9781629638188

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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This explosive new volume brings together a lively cast of academics, activists, journalists, artists, and people directly impacted by asylum regimes to explain how current practices of asylum align with the neoliberal moment and to present their transformative visions for alternative systems and processes. Through essays, artworks, photographs, infographics, and illustrations, Asylum for Sale: Profit and Protest in the Migration Industry regards the global asylum regime as an industry characterized by profit-making activity: brokers who facilitate border crossings for a fee; contractors and firms that erect walls, fences, and watchtowers while lobbying governments for bigger “security” budgets; corporations running private detention centers and “managing” deportations; private lawyers charging exorbitant fees; “expert” witnesses; and NGO staff establishing careers while placing asylum seekers into new regimes of monitored vulnerability. Asylum for Sale challenges readers to move beyond questions of legal, moral, and humanitarian obligations that dominate popular debates regarding asylum seekers. Digging deeper, the authors focus on processes and actors often overlooked in mainstream analyses and on the trends increasingly rendering asylum available only to people with financial and cultural capital. Probing every aspect of the asylum process from crossings to aftermaths, the book provides an in-depth exploration of complex, international networks, policies, and norms that impact people seeking asylum around the world. In highlighting protest as well as profit, Asylum for Sale presents both critical analyses and proposed solutions for resisting and reshaping current and emerging immigration norms.
Categories: Social Science

The Fun Seeker s North America

The Fun Seeker s North America

The Ultimate Travel Guide to the Most Fun Events & Destinations Alan S. Davis, Chuck Thompson ... Visit Fast Buck Freddie's to watch master mask - maker Michael Stark create fantastic masks and headdresses .

Author: Alan S. Davis

Publisher: ASDavis Media Group

ISBN: 0966635272

Category: Travel

Page: 254

View: 904

A traveler's guide to most entertaining spots in North America and Mexico features insider tips, three-day itineraries, and quick-reference guides to the best hotels, restaurants, and nightlife. Original.
Categories: Travel

Soul Numbers

Soul Numbers

Whenever a seven is worn as a mask, it indicates the person is a truth seeker; they are the questioners and they seek answers with a deeper meaning. There is no better form of learning than through personal experience. Early life is set ...

Author: Michelle Arbeau

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781497644526

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 208

View: 205

Is it just a coincidence that a record number of people are seeing in numbers, or could it be the fabric of the universe revealing itself to us? According to the religion of Kabbalah and even the ancient Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras, the truths of the universe are contained within numbers. The phenomena of numbers—seeing repeating numbers and number sequences—are sweeping the globe. People from the average Joe to celebrities are seeing repeating numbers on clocks, in addresses, in phone numbers, in account numbers, and on license plates, just to name a few. Repeating numbers and number sequences are showing up in both the quirky and the commonplace on a daily basis. Skeptics argue that seeing repeating numbers is simply a matter of pattern recognition and it’s all in our head. There have been scientific theories throughout history that attempt to explain the basis of the universal structure—from String Theory to the Holographic universe. All things in existence can be counted, sorted, or measured using numbers and, intriguingly, a common thread in many theories is mathematics. More people are reporting the same phenomena in all cultures, races, and religions, turning skeptics into believers. Soul Numbers has the potential to create a tidal wave amid this numbers phenomenon, making it the new, most complete numbers-meaning bible. Numerology books offer some insight into the base number meanings of 0 to 9 but fail to go further to precisely pinpoint and explain why someone is seeing 1:47 on a clock daily and what it means to them. Covering the number meanings from 0 to 999, Soul Numbers helps readers decipher any number sequence. Whether they’re seeing single 2s everywhere or exactly four—2222—it will allow them to break the numbers down like an ancient code. Unlike other titles with mainly angelic-focused number meanings, this book holds a broad spectrum view of number patterns, weaving science and spirituality to spark the curiosity of both the skeptic and the die-hard spiritualist.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit