Favole Book One

Author: Victoria Frances
Publisher: Heavy Metal Magazine
ISBN: 9781932413816
Format: PDF, Docs
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Favole is an ode to gothic romanticism, a story of immortal passions set in Verona, Venice and Genoa. Told through a series of, haunted images rendered with the paint of our darkest fairy tales.

Misty Circus

Author: Victoria Frances
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 1616550899
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Sasha, a young orphan whose father had been a Parisian mime, comes across the Misty Circus in the strange, dark woods, where master of ceremonies Ludovico Dragomir invites him to join their ranks.

Malefic Time

Author: Luis Royo
Publisher: Norma Editorial
ISBN: 9783864252020
Format: PDF, Mobi
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2038. The world has transformed from dream to nightmare. Gargoyle-like figures observe the streets from the rooftops. Many of the huge warehouses have become hotbeds for sinister beings, only possible in a perturbed mind or directly extracted from atavistic terrors. Ironically, New York remains the emblem of the world. Decimated of inhabitants, decrepit and ruinous metropolis, yet at the same time infected by new residents impossible to define in waging the final war. At the heart of this fatal scenario: Luz, her sword Malefic, and lots of questions. Apocalypse is only the beginning of the most ambitious work by Luis Royo and Romulo Royo, who launch themselves into creating the fantasy universe of Malefic Time with three illustration books.

A Naturalist s Calendar

Author: Gilbert White
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108076556
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This 1795 publication gathers together a renowned British naturalist's observations on flora and fauna through the four seasons.

The Lie Tree

Author: Frances Hardinge
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613128991
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Read this thought-provoking, critically acclaimed novel (6 starred reviews!!!) from Frances Hardinge, winner of the Costa Book of the Year, Costa Children's Book Award, and Horn Book-Boston Globe Award. Faith Sunderly leads a double life. To most people, she is reliable, dull, trustworthy—a proper young lady who knows her place as inferior to men. But inside, Faith is full of questions and curiosity, and she cannot resist mysteries: an unattended envelope, an unlocked door. She knows secrets no one suspects her of knowing. She knows that her family moved to the close-knit island of Vane because her famous scientist father was fleeing a reputation-destroying scandal. And she knows, when her father is discovered dead shortly thereafter, that he was murdered. In pursuit of justice and revenge, Faith hunts through her father’s possessions and discovers a strange tree. The tree bears fruit only when she whispers a lie to it. The fruit of the tree, when eaten, delivers a hidden truth. The tree might hold the key to her father’s murder—or it may lure the murderer directly to Faith herself. Frances Hardinge is the author of many acclaimed novels, including Cuckoo Song, which earned five starred reviews.

Arlene s Heart

Author: Victoria Frances
Publisher: Nbm Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781561635528
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The fantasy artist famous for the Favola series is back with a metaphor for hope in the shape of a fable where child-like fantasy contrasts with the feeling of isolation and alienation which invades everyday life. Lyrically and suggestively painted, Arlene's Heart is a visual poem of gothic beauty for mature readers.

The Essex Serpent

Author: Sarah Perry
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062666398
Format: PDF
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A Kirkus Review Best Book of 2017 and a Washington Post Notable Work of Fiction. Winner of the British Book Awards Fiction Book of the Year and overall Book of the Year, selected as the Waterstones Book of the Year, and a Costa Book Award Finalist "A novel of almost insolent ambition--lush and fantastical, a wild Eden behind a garden gate...it's part ghost story and part natural history lesson, part romance and part feminist parable. I found it so transporting that 48 hours after completing it, I was still resentful to be back home." -New York Times “An irresistible new novel…the most delightful heroine since Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice…By the end, The Essex Serpent identifies a mystery far greater than some creature ‘from the illuminated margins of a manuscript’: friendship.” -Washington Post "Richly enjoyable... Ms. Perry writes beautifully and sometimes agreeably sharply... The Essex Serpent is a wonderfully satisfying novel. Ford Madox Ford thought the glory of the novel was its ability to make the reader think and feel at the same time. This one does just that." -Wall Street Journal An exquisitely talented young British author makes her American debut with this rapturously acclaimed historical novel, set in late nineteenth-century England, about an intellectually minded young widow, a pious vicar, and a rumored mythical serpent that explores questions about science and religion, skepticism, and faith, independence and love. When Cora Seaborne’s brilliant, domineering husband dies, she steps into her new life as a widow with as much relief as sadness: her marriage was not a happy one. Wed at nineteen, this woman of exceptional intelligence and curiosity was ill-suited for the role of society wife. Seeking refuge in fresh air and open space in the wake of the funeral, Cora leaves London for a visit to coastal Essex, accompanied by her inquisitive and obsessive eleven-year old son, Francis, and the boy’s nanny, Martha, her fiercely protective friend. While admiring the sites, Cora learns of an intriguing rumor that has arisen further up the estuary, of a fearsome creature said to roam the marshes claiming human lives. After nearly 300 years, the mythical Essex Serpent is said to have returned, taking the life of a young man on New Year’s Eve. A keen amateur naturalist with no patience for religion or superstition, Cora is immediately enthralled, and certain that what the local people think is a magical sea beast may be a previously undiscovered species. Eager to investigate, she is introduced to local vicar William Ransome. Will, too, is suspicious of the rumors. But unlike Cora, this man of faith is convinced the rumors are caused by moral panic, a flight from true belief. These seeming opposites who agree on nothing soon find themselves inexorably drawn together and torn apart—an intense relationship that will change both of their lives in ways entirely unexpected. Hailed by Sarah Waters as "a work of great intelligence and charm, by a hugely talented author," The Essex Serpent is "irresistible . . . you can feel the influences of Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens, and Hilary Mantel channeled by Perry in some sort of Victorian séance. This is the best new novel I’ve read in years" (Daily Telegraph).

Wake Me Up So I Can Dream

Author: Ashlee North
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1628571535
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Wake Me Up So I Can Dream is a disturbing story of nightmares, visions, dreams, and fears that will have you questioning everything in the confusing world of Sasha, a beautiful young woman with a tortured past Sasha is a gentle soul, who after much hardship falls in love against the odds with Michael, who once was just a friend. Michael loves her immensely, but things change swiftly and dramatically. Without warning, Sasha starts to see strange visions and seems to be losing the man she loves to a ghostly figure who walks in and out of her life at will, determined to take everything she has. She feels she is losing her grip on reality. Plagued by fear, paranoia, and fluctuating emotions, Sasha tries to find answers and return to her once happy and successful life. Feelings of insanity grip her as she seeks help. Sasha finds some peace in her nightmarish existence, only to be plunged once more into even greater fears. You will hold your breath for this young woman as you also experience her confusion, but from the depths of misery, a beautiful love story emerges.