Description : An A. F. -320 model aircraft of America was crossing the Atlantic Ocean 18000 feet above the sea level, carrying 156 passengers. The aircraft was still flying across the Atlantic Ocean. Suddenly, a sort of peculiar light rays touched the aircraft. The plane shook horribly. it went out the pilot's control and darted towards an unknown destination. The horror-stricken passengers screamed loudly. The pilot managed to contact the American Airlines Office and inform them about the strange occurrences. The news of the plane going out of control caused a general panic among the officials in the terminal. Suddenly, the line of communication between the terminal and the aircraft cut off. Nixon screamed when he beheld that incredible sight. "My God, What is it?" the other passengers followed his gaze and saw the gigantic hear and long neck of a monstrous creature that was approaching the plane. They were horrified to death. There were plenty of horns The plane stood still in the air as if it was feathered to an unseen nail. The roof of the plane melted in the powerful rays which originated from the horns of the monster. The passengers screamed, seeing the cave sized mouth of the devilish creature aiming at them. The next moment, the monster caught some of the passengers in its mouth and swallowed them. One of the passengers gathered his guts and started firing at it. The effect was totally unanticipated. All the bullets from the revolver got caught in the fatal light rays and vanished into thin air. A middle aged man jumped out of the plane in fright. Suddenly the monster extended one of its horns and caught him. It roared horrible. The aircraft, its passengers and the sky itself shook, hearing the blood chilling roar of the monster. The plane moved in a circle as if it was caught in a whirlpool. The monster caught the panic stricken middle aged man in its mouth. The other passengers screamed in horror, hearing his bones being crunched and ground. Will any of them escape from that devilish monster? Who will save them? Will anyone succeed in killing the scary creature?
Description : “[An] elegantly written mix of complex history, riveting memoir and damning exposé,” from this award-winning Sierra Leonean author (Publishers Weekly). As a child, Aminatta Forna was witness to the political upheaval and social unrest of post-colonial Africa. Forced to flee her home for exile in Britain, she was subject to the consequences of her dissident father’s actions. After war had abated in Sierra Leone, Aminatta’s father, Mohamed, returned to his country to be part of the fledgling democracy. But as progress gave way to dictatorships and corruption, Mohamed soon found himself caught in a dangerous political battle, imprisoned for his beliefs and facing far worse. Years later, Aminatta returns to her home country as an adult and a journalist. Searching for the truth of her father’s fate and her country’s destiny, she uncovers a harrowing web of intrigue, conspiracy, and painful revelations. The Devil That Danced on the Water is an “extremely moving” memoir of family, heritage, and innocence lost (The Guardian).
Description : My mother had looked into the face of evil so many times she knew what it was. It was me. I was born without a soul. . . . Elle Edwards grew up believing that because of her mother’s sinful ways she was born without a soul; that’s why she was abandoned and left in the care of Grandmother Myra and Grandfather Prescott, who try to ensure her evil will not infect them—by raising her in a virtual prison. Because her days are occupied with homeschooling, strict religious studies, and vigorous housekeeping in their upstate New York home, Elle knows practically nothing of the outside world, even as she emerges as a young woman with impressive artistic talent. But when she makes a secret, forbidden connection to vacationers at the nearby lake—a handsome boy and his precocious twin sister—Elle’s world will shatter. Will discovering the truths about her past send her future plummeting to hell?
Description : A historical novel based on a true story of the Jacobite rebellion, from “a writer who has a special feeling for the dramatic” (Chicago Tribune). This fiercely beautiful novel tells the true story of Charles Radcliffe, a Catholic nobleman who joined the short-lived Jacobite rebellion of 1715, and of Jenny, his daughter by a secret marriage. Set in the Northumbrian wilds, teeming London, and colonial Virginia—where Jenny eventually settled on the estate of the famous William Byrd of Westover—Jenny’s story reveals one young woman’s loyalty, passion, and courage as she struggles in a life divided between the Old World and the New. “Miss Seton’s narrative is richly buttressed with the results of scrupulous research on the personages and the period. Her sole purpose is to tell a rousing good tale plainly and simply and this she does admirably.” —New York Herald Tribune
Description : The final adventure in the beloved and bestselling Margaret of Ashbury trilogy, which began with A Vision of Light and In Pursuit of the Green Lion. Margaret of Ashbury is ready to settle down; the medieval healer is looking forward to an uneventful life in the country. And, indeed, life with her true love and a brood of rambunctious children is nearly perfect—except for her husband Gregory’s ever-meddling family. Finding himself deep in debt once again, Gregory’s father has plotted to sell Margaret’s daughter off in marriage to save his woodlands from a greedy abbot. In a panic, Margaret turns to her old friend Brother Malachi to help save her daughter by whatever means necessary. The tension within the feuding family rouses an ancient being that dwells in a spring at the center of the disputed woodland. The watery creature has its own plans, and its eye is on Margaret’s infant son. Favorite characters return, the stakes are high, and the air is thick with intrigue and danger. Written with the historical accuracy, supernatural plot twists, and humor that Riley’s readers have grown to love, The Water Devil is a high-spirited adventure that brings Margaret’s odyssey to a satisfying conclusion. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Description : Joan Lindsay's classic novel Picnic at Hanging Rock is a subtle blend of mysterious and sinister events set in a period of Australian social life drawn with loving nostalgia. The final chapter of the novel was removed at the request of her publishers, creating a mystery to which thousands have begged to know the solution. The missing chapter reveals what did happen to the schoolgirls who vanished from the Rock after a St Valentine's Day picnic in 1900, and holds commentaries by John Taylor, Yvonne Rousseau and Mudrooroo.
Description : Reformed from his days as a covert operative and assassin for the U.S. government, Paul Janson has a new mission and a new partner. Working independently with sharpshooter Jessica Kincaid, Janson only takes operations he believes contributes to the world's greater good. When his latest job rescuing a doctor abducted in international waters by African pirates goes haywire, Janson realizes he's caught in the middle of something much bigger.
Description : The 12th volume in the author's Australians series, this continues the story of the pioneers who carved out a life for themselves in the newly-formed colonies of Australia and New Zealand.
Description : • A timely and handsome hardback edition of this seminal Australian novel • Features a brilliant new introduction by Ben Lerner to be serialised in the London Review of Books • Murnane received the 1999 Patrick White Literary Award • Originally published in 1982, The Plains is the book that provides the most intense representation of its creator's extraordinary imaginative landscape • Following the success of Murnane's memoir Something for the Pain there is renewed interest in the work of this acclaimed Australian writer