The World of Lore Wicked Mortals

Author: Aaron Mahnke
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 1524798002
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A chilling, lavishly illustrated who’s who of the most despicable people ever to walk the earth, featuring stories from the Lore podcast—now a streaming television series—including “Black Stockings,” “Half-Hanged,” and “The Castle,” as well as rare material. Some monsters are figments of our imagination. Others are as real as flesh and blood: humans who may look like us, who may walk among us, often unnoticed, occasionally even admired—but whose evil deeds and secret lives, once revealed, mark them as something utterly wicked. In this illustrated volume from the host of the hit podcast Lore, you’ll find tales of infamous characters whose veins ran with ice water and whose crimes remind us that truth can be more terrifying than fiction. Aaron Mahnke introduces us to William Brodie, a renowned Scottish cabinetmaker who used his professional expertise to prey on the citizens of Edinburgh and whose rampant criminality behind a veneer of social respectability inspired Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novella Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Then there’s H. H. Holmes, a relentless and elusive con artist who became best known as the terror of Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair when unwitting guests were welcomed into his “hotel” of horrors . . . never to be seen again. And no rogues’ gallery could leave out Bela Kiss, the Hungarian tinsmith with a taste for the occult and a collection of gasoline drums with women’s bodies inside. Brimming with accounts of history’s most heinous real-life fiends, this riveting best-of-the-worst roundup will haunt your thoughts, chill your bones, and leave you wondering if there are mortal monsters lurking even closer than you think.

Willkommen in Night Vale

Author: Joseph Fink
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 3608109404
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Night Vale, ein Städtchen in der Wüste. Irgendwo in der Weite des amerikanischen Südwestens. Geister, Engel, Aliens oder ein Haus, das nachdenkt, gehören hier zum Alltag. Night Vale ist völlig anders als alle anderen Städte, die Sie kennen – und doch seltsam vertraut. Jackie Fierro betreibt schon lange das örtliche Pfandhaus in Night Vale. Eines Tages verpfändet ein Fremder einen Zettel, auf dem in Bleistift die zwei Worte »King City« geschrieben stehen. Jackie hat sofort ein merkwürdiges Gefühl. Kaum ist er in Richtung Wüste verschwunden, erinnert sich niemand an ihn – aber Jackie kann das Papier nicht mehr aus der Hand legen. Zusammen mit der alleinerziehenden Mutter eines jugendlichen Gestaltwandlers geht Jackie daran, das Rätsel von »King City« zu lösen. Ihr Weg führt die beiden in die Bibliothek von Night Vale, die allerdings noch kaum jemand wieder lebend verlassen hat ... »Möglicherweise das beste Buch, das ich in den letzten Jahren gelesen habe.« Patrick Rothfuss

The World of Lore Volume 2 Wicked Mortals

Author: Aaron Mahnke
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 147225161X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A chilling, lavishly illustrated who's-who of the most despicable people ever to walk the earth, featuring both rare and best-loved stories from the hit podcast Lore, now an online streaming series. Here are the incredible true stories of some of the mortals who achieved notoriety in history and folklore through horrible means. Monsters of this sort - serial killers, desperate criminals, and socially mobile people with a much darker double-life - are, in fact, quite real . . . including H. H. Holmes, the infamous Chicago serial killer; William Brodie, the Edinburgh criminal mastermind who inspired The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; and Bela Kiss, a Hungarian tinsmith with a most disturbing hobby: collecting women in gasoline drums. As Aaron Mahnke reminds us, sometimes the truth is even more frightening than the lore.

ELFENKRONE

Author: Holly Black
Publisher: cbj Verlag
ISBN: 3641227305
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Sie sind schön wie das Feuer und gnadenlos wie Schwerter – bis ein Mädchen ihnen Einhalt gebietet ... »Natürlich möchte ich wie sie sein. Sie sind unsterblich. Cardan ist der Schönste von allen. Und ich hasse ihn mehr als den Rest.Ich hasse ihn so sehr, dass ich manchmal kaum Luft bekomme, wenn ich ihn ansehe...« Jude ist sieben, als ihre Eltern ermordet werden und sie gemeinsam mit ihren Schwestern an den Hof des Elfenkönigs verschleppt wird. Zehn Jahre später hat Jude nur ein Ziel vor Augen: dazuzugehören, um jeden Preis. Doch die meisten Elfen verachten Sterbliche wie sie. Ihr erbittertster Widersacher: Prinz Cardan, der jüngste und unberechenbarste Sohn des Elfenkönigs. Doch gerade ihm muss Jude die Stirn bieten, wenn sie am Hof überleben will ...

The World of Lore Monstrous Creatures

Author: Aaron Mahnke
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 1524797979
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A fascinating, beautifully illustrated guide to the monsters that are part of our collective psyche, featuring stories from the Lore podcast—now a streaming television series—including “They Made a Tonic,” “Passed Notes,” and “Unboxed,” as well as rare material. They live in shadows—deep in the forest, late in the night, in the dark recesses of our minds. They’re spoken of in stories and superstitions, relics of an unenlightened age, old wives’ tales, passed down through generations. Yet no matter how wary and jaded we have become, as individuals or as a society, a part of us remains vulnerable to them: werewolves and wendigos, poltergeists and vampires, angry elves and vengeful spirits. In this beautifully illustrated volume, the host of the hit podcast Lore serves as a guide on a fascinating journey through the history of these terrifying creatures, exploring not only the legends but what they tell us about ourselves. Aaron Mahnke invites us to the desolate Pine Barrens of New Jersey, where the notorious winged, red-eyed Jersey Devil dwells. He delves into harrowing accounts of cannibalism—some officially documented, others the stuff of speculation . . . perhaps. He visits the dimly lit rooms where séances take place, the European villages where gremlins make mischief, even Key West, Florida, home of a haunted doll named Robert. In a world of “emotional vampires” and “zombie malls,” the monsters of folklore have become both a part of our language and a part of our collective psyche. Whether these beasts and bogeymen are real or just a reflection of our primal fears, we know, on some level, that not every mystery has been explained and that the unknown still holds the power to strike fear deep in our hearts and souls. As Aaron Mahnke reminds us, sometimes the truth is even scarier than the lore. The World of Lore series includes: MONSTROUS CREATURES • WICKED MORTALS • DREADFUL PLACES

The World of Lore Dreadful Places

Author: Aaron Mahnke
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 1524798037
Format: PDF, Docs
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Captivating stories of the places where human evil has left a nefarious mark—featuring both rare and best-loved stories from the hit podcast Lore, now a streaming television series Sometimes you walk into a room, a building, or even a town, and you feel it. Something seems off—an atmosphere that leaves you oddly unsettled, with a sense of lingering darkness. Join Aaron Mahnke, the host of the popular podcast Lore, as he explores some of these dreadful places and the history that haunts them. Mahnke takes us to Colorado and the palatial Stanley Hotel, where wealthy guests enjoyed views of the Rocky Mountains at the turn of the twentieth century—and where, decades later, a restless author would awaken from a nightmare, inspired to write one of the most revered horror novels of all time. Mahnke also crosses land and sea to visit frightful sites—from New Orleans to Richmond, Virginia, to the brooding, ancient castles of England—each with its own echoes of dark deeds, horrible tragedies, and shocking evil still resounding. Filled with evocative illustrations, this eerie tour of lurid landmarks and doomed destinations is just the ticket to take armchair travelers with a taste for the macabre to places they never thought they’d visit in their wildest, scariest dreams. This volume includes some of the best stories from the Lore podcast, such as “Echoes,” “Withering Heights,” and “Behind Closed Doors” as well as rare material

Das Haus am Sunset Lake

Author: Tasmina Perry
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3641212731
Format: PDF
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Der perfekte Roman für einen entspannten Sommertag ... Savannah 1995: Ein herrlicher Sommer liegt vor Jennifer Wyatt, als sie mit dem Collegeabschluss in der Tasche nach Casa D'Or zurückkehrt – der verwunschenen Südstaatenplantage am Sunset Lake, die seit Generationen im Besitz ihrer Familie ist. Zwanzig Jahre später ist Casa D’Or verlassen, und Jennifer hat die Tür zu ihrer Vergangenheit fest verschlossen. Zu schmerzlich sind die Erinnerungen an jenen letzten Sommer. Doch dann tritt plötzlich Jim wieder in ihr Leben – der Mann, dem sie damals ihr Herz schenkte. Das Wiedersehen wühlt alte Erinnerungen auf und enthüllt die dunklen Geheimnisse, die das Haus seit jenem tragischen Sommer birgt ...