Greasy Girls were dancing inthe street, before and around the Manticore who slashed at them, sending an occasional slickbody flying to crash into a wall and slide to its base, resting there in limp,bloody clutter.
Author: Sheri S. Tepper
Publisher: Hachette UK
When Marianne's parents died, leaving control of their fortune to her feared older brother, she struggled to make her way as a student in America - and her old home began to seem as unreal as a fairy tale, her childhood there as distant as a dream . . . Until the Magus came to claim her, and the Black Madame to destroy her, and the Manticore to hunt her down through the streets of another world - for there is magic in Marianne's blood, and magic in her soul. And in a battle fought in an everchanging world of warped time and wicked magic, it is the souls of Marianne and her family that are the ultimate prizes. Marianne, the Magus and the Manticore is the first volume of Sheri S. Tepper's acclaimed Marianne Trilogy.
The manticore could lead us straight to the ravian's hiding place . ' ' He could also lead us into the arms of death . ' ' Djongli , I cannot thank you enough for all you have done for me . You have saved my life more than once .
Author: Samit Basu
Publisher: Penguin Books India
Category: Fantasy fiction, Indic (English)
Being A Hero Isn T Easy But It S A Lot Easier Than Being A Dark Lord. Dark Forces Just Aren T What They Used To Be In The Good Old Days. The Manticore S Secret Is The Spellbinding Sequel To The Simoqin Prophecies: Part One Of The Gameworld Trilogy. Once Again Samit Basu Creates A Mesmeric Landscape Bursting With Weird And Wonderful Characters And A Gripping Narrative That S Complex, Playful, Sometimes Sombre But Always Dazzlingly Inventive. A Mysterious Dark Lord And His Grotesque Army Threaten All That Is Good On Earth& Or Do They? The Heroic Immortals Who Vanquished His Rakshas Father Long Ago Have Returned To Do Battle With The Forces Of Evil, Which Is Good News& Or Is It? In The Shadows A Secret Society Of Shapeshifters Battles Deadly Mind-Controlling Foes Who Threaten History, Humanity And The Future Of The Planet. A Beautiful, Amoral Rakshasi Plots World Domination While A Strangely Civilized Barbarian Fights To Save The World. But The World Is Spinning Out Of Control. Because The Gods Are Back. And They Want To Play&
Dalton, still running, quickly looked over his shoulder and up into the air to see where the Manticore was. To his surprise it was right behind them about to land once again. Both Dalton and his brother made a quick dash to the right ...
Author: J. L. McCann
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Dalton and Dameter Dramer, 14 year old twin siblings, didnt have the slightest clue that they were born wizards. Join with them as they discover their prophecy, and delve into their past, present and future. Will they succeed in preventing the downfall of their home wizard city of Aerobith? Journey with the Dramer twins as they leave their only know home of Gravity Park and venture back to their new found home city, Aerobith. Dalton and Dameter Dramer will make new allies along their way such as; wizards, wizard nymphs, Prime Wizards and discover long lost relatives. They also will need to conquer dark creatures, dark forces, dark wizards, witches and much more! The Twins of Aerobith (TTOA), will take the young adult/adult readers on an eventful and magical roller coaster ride of emotions. TTOA is full with a great deal of high fantasy and high magic that will leave the reader wanting more. Get ready to partake in the awesome adventures, magical quests, tests, and trials that Dalton and Dameter Dramer experience as they learn of their magical wizardry heritage.
Author: Jeffrey Andrew WeinstockPublish On: 2016-04-01
During the sixteenth century, the manticore was used in heraldry, but not extensively because it retained some of its malevolent features from the medieval age in Europe. Over the next 300 years, the manticore was occasionally mentioned ...
Author: Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock
Category: Literary Criticism
From vampires and demons to ghosts and zombies, interest in monsters in literature, film, and popular culture has never been stronger. This concise Encyclopedia provides scholars and students with a comprehensive and authoritative A-Z of monsters throughout the ages. It is the first major reference book on monsters for the scholarly market. Over 200 entries written by experts in the field are accompanied by an overview introduction by the editor. Generic entries such as 'ghost' and 'vampire' are cross-listed with important specific manifestations of that monster. In addition to monsters appearing in English-language literature and film, the Encyclopedia also includes significant monsters in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, African and Middle Eastern traditions. Alphabetically organized, the entries each feature suggestions for further reading. The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters is an invaluable resource for all students and scholars and an essential addition to library reference shelves.
Nyzir looked in shock as the manticore reared back to avoid Carter's mace before swatting at him as though he were a fly. Carter was able to block the paw with his shield, but he was still sent flying by the collision.
Author: Alex Stern
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
A malevolent shadow hangs over Theysia, seeking vengeance for being snuffed out by those it believed inferior. Its eyes are set on the capital city of Minraz, where the decedents dwell. Nyzir and Sineram, two up-and-coming mystics, are roped into the plans of a being that makes even the mightiest beast subservient to its better. Though armed with powerful magic, the siblings must learn that power alone can’t protect and that sometimes the best weapon is both unconventional and unsuspecting.
Misty could feel the manticore shaking. “And besides his scared to death, his shaking and he was huddled in the corner.” She lightly kissed the manticore's head. “I don't know what Rade did to him, but his scared to death of people ...
Author: Lisa Boomhower
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Misty, Raver, Chiyo and Burgh find themselves in Groundon one of the many dwarf kingdoms. Where Burgh’s cousin Rade is king, it isn’t a happy family reunion. Burgh is the true heir to the throne, but only if he chooses to take it. Misty and Burgh’s past are connected along with a manticore’s named Blood. Burgh is reunited with the woman he loves, and a son he never got to meet. The Crown of Unity continues to show Misty the past and its many secrets. Including the king’s true name, and how he came to be what he is. Meanwhile Lucius is hiding some secrets of his own as he trains the people in Armipotent. And Misty discovers a new power she never knew about as she slowly figures out who she is.
saw you outside the Manticore's window. We saw you looking at it long, eye to eye. We believe you know the Manticore! We believe you know who, or what, he is, and how he may be conquered. We believe you are somekin of his!
Author: Sheri S. Tepper
Publisher: Hachette UK
Enter the magical worlds of Sheri S. Tepper, with this eBook collection, containing the Marianne trilogy and the Mavin Manyshaped trilogy: Marianne, the Magus and the Manticore Marianne, the Madame and the Momentary Gods Marianne, the Matchbox and the Malachite Mouse The Song of Mavin Manyshaped The Flight of Mavin Manyshaped The Search of Mavin Manyshaped
The manticore snarled and lunged towards him, and Tyrcamber dodged again. By then a score of serjeants rushed towards him, and the manticore hesitated, trying to assess the new threats. Tyrcamber seized the opening, taking his sword in ...
Author: Jonathan Moeller
Publisher: Azure Flame Media
Magic has been mankind's defense against the dark elves and the xiatami...but the Dragon Curse threatens to destroy all. When Tyrcamber Rigamond is sent to help defend the Empire's southern border against the xiatami, he expects a difficult campaign. He doesn't expect to find the sinister Dragon Cult. And their treachery might destroy humanity...
Samson quickly retreated around the bend in the path as the manticore roared with pain, glancing down at its damaged wing. Good, Samson thought viciously. It can't comeat me fromthe air.It hasno choice but to follow meacross the ground ...
Author: Jeff Nesbit
Publisher: BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC
At the dawn of the earth, a race of beings-masters of the universe-walked the planet. Now a portal opens to their long-lost world. After thousands of years, Araqiel the Watcher has finally spotted the culmination of his quest-three champions not of his world, but perhaps its only hope. But will they be willing to step into this most dangerous of games and fulfill their unique destinies? Laura, Jon, and Sampson, three college students, have heard the legends about the bene elohim, who have invoked fear and awe since the beginning of time. Both despised and revered, they taught humankind about mysteries otherwise unknown. Then, abruptly, they vanished, along with the other six races-the elves, dwarves, giants, centaurs, people of the sea, and fairies. But to Laura, Jon, and Sampson, the bene elohim are nothing more than myths...until they encounter the mysterious Araqiel, discover The Books of El, and are plunged into the world these ancient beings once ruled with absolute power. Their mission? To journey to the land, to believe, to act in the land's behalf, and to forge a path, using their honed skills as a team to do what seems impossible. The stakes are high-not only their own lives, but the survival of two worlds. And forces not of their world are conspiring to make this the deadliest game of all.
The manticore paused, confused, then darted after Jesse. Seizing her moment, Danni raised her gun towards the beast's rear. She fired, sending a round into the scorpion's tail. It harmlessly bounced off. Jesse was fast but couldn't ...
Author: Joel Preston
Publisher: Joel Preston
Rumour has long stated that monsters slumber in the deep places of the world... Creatures of sheer terror beyond even gods or angels. Melissa Pythia and her team are about to wake one of them up... THE OLD WORLD SAGA nears it conclusion in BOOK FOUR: FALL SILVER ARTEMIS! The quest to claim in the power of Zeus continues as we join protagonist Danni Quinn and her team as they hunt for an artefact of the missing God-King. Led by the reincarnated Oracle of Delphi, Melissa Pythia, the team comes to learn that there are darker powers at work than that the angels of Heaven and the monsters of Hell. Joshua Dare and the rest of the gang return in the action/adventure epic combining elements of contemporary religion, ancient mythology and the long-awaited introduction of the Cthulhu mythos to the series. Following on from the events of In the Shadow of The Old World and Earth's Mightiest Warrior, Fall Silver Artemis is a true epic and a book you will want to read from start to finish in one hit! Australian author Joel Preston brings you an adventure across the USA, Europe, New Zealand, Africa and even the world's loneliest place. Strap yourself in for one hell of a ride! Speaking of long-awaited, two characters seperated in book one are about to reunite in the first time since the adventure began... Will sparks fly when Danni Quinn and Joshua Dare are brought together after everything that's happened? In a race against time, with the odds against them, the Australian Supernatural Taskforce needs a lucky break. It arrives in the form of a mysterious black book - the Necronomicon. But could this new trove of information be leading them down a dark and twisted path? FIND OUT NOW! -THE BLURB- After the werewolf incident in 2019, Danni Quinn has completed her training and is on her first mission. The goal: finding an artefact of the lost God Zeus. When Danni and her team crash a wild ritual in the remote swamps of Florida, they find a black book full of occult symbols. Their resident expert believes that the answer to finding an artefact of Zeus could be in its pages. Seeking further guidance, Danni and her boss, the reincarnated Oracle of Delphi, Melissa Pythia, set out to find the Goddess Artemis. Artemis being hunted by hellhounds and falls into a trap, taking Danni and Melissa on a journey through Hell. Travelling across the scorched plains they meet the long dead hero, Sigurd the Volsung, who agrees to aide them on their quest. After an encounter with Lucifer, Artemis is forced to break sacred laws to get them back to the mortal world. The black book leads Danni's team down a path towards sunken cities and alien horrors. With the help of her former flame, Joshua Dare, and the rest of the AST, they are forced to compete for an artefact of Zeus. But another more pressing issue arises when they are tasked with a new mission in Africa. The tower that detects divine magic for the forces of Heaven must be destroyed, and Danni will risk everything to do it…