Marked In Flesh

Marked In Flesh
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Author: Anne Bishop
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780698190429
Release: 2016-03-08
Editor: Penguin

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In the fourth novel in Anne Bishop’s New York Times bestselling series, the Others will need to decide how much humanity they’re willing to tolerate—both within themselves and their community... Since the Others allied themselves with the cassandra sangue, the fragile yet powerful human blood prophets who were being exploited by their own kind, the dynamic between humans and Others has changed. Some, such as Simon Wolfgard, wolf shifter and leader of the Lakeside Courtyard, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn see the closer companionship as beneficial. But not everyone is convinced. A group of radical humans is seeking to usurp land through a series of violent attacks on the Others. What they don’t realize is that there are older and more dangerous forces than shifters and vampires protecting the land—and those forces are willing to do whatever is necessary to safeguard what is theirs...

Etched in Bone

Etched in Bone
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Author: Anne Bishop
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780698190450
Release: 2017-03-07
Editor: Penguin

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Anne Bishop returns to her world of the Others, as humans struggle to survive in the shadow of shapeshifters and vampires far more powerful than themselves... After a human uprising was brutally put down by the Elders—a primitive and lethal form of the Others—the few cities left under human control are far-flung. And the people within them now know to fear the no-man’s-land beyond their borders—and the darkness... As some communities struggle to rebuild, Lakeside Courtyard has emerged relatively unscathed, though Simon Wolfgard, its wolf shifter leader, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn must work with the human pack to maintain the fragile peace. But all their efforts are threatened when Lieutenant Montgomery’s shady brother arrives, looking for a free ride and easy pickings. With the humans on guard against one of their own, tensions rise, drawing the attention of the Elders, who are curious about the effect such an insignificant predator can have on a pack. But Meg knows the dangers, for she has seen in the cards how it will all end—with her standing beside a grave...

Marked in Your Flesh

Marked in Your Flesh
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Author: Leonard B. Glick
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0198039255
Release: 2005-06-30
Editor: Oxford University Press

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The book of Genesis tells us that God made a covenant with Abraham, promising him a glorious posterity on the condition that he and all his male descendents must be circumcised. For thousands of years thereafter, the distinctive practice of circumcision served to set the Jews apart from their neighbors. The apostle Paul rejected it as a worthless practice, emblematic of Judaism's fixation on physical matters. Christian theologians followed his lead, arguing that whereas Christians sought spiritual fulfillment, Jews remained mired in such pointless concerns as diet and circumcision. As time went on, Europeans developed folklore about malicious Jews who performed sacrificial murders of Christian children and delighted in genital mutilation. But Jews held unwaveringly to the belief that being a Jewish male meant being physically circumcised and to this day even most non-observant Jews continue to follow this practice. In this book, Leonard B. Glick offers a history of Jewish and Christian beliefs about circumcision from its ancient origins to the current controversy. By the turn of the century, more and more physicians in America and England--but not, interestingly, in continental Europe--were performing the procedure routinely. Glick shows that Jewish American physicians were and continue to be especially vocal and influential champions of the practice which, he notes, serves to erase the visible difference between Jewish and gentile males. Informed medical opinion is now unanimous that circumcision confers no benefit and the practice has declined. In Jewish circles it is virtually taboo to question circumcision, but Glick does not flinch from asking whether this procedure should continue to be the defining feature of modern Jewish identity.

Written In Red

Written In Red
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Author: Anne Bishop
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781101615058
Release: 2013-03-05
Editor: Penguin

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Enter the world of the Others in the first novel in New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop’s thrilling fantasy series: a place where unearthly entities—vampires and shape-shifters among them—rule the Earth and prey on the human race. As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut—a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg’s Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard—a business district operated by the Others. Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job. First, he senses she’s keeping a secret, and second, she doesn’t smell like human prey. Yet a stronger instinct propels him to give Meg the job. And when he learns the truth about Meg and that she’s wanted by the government, he’ll have to decide if she’s worth the fight between humans and the Others that will surely follow.

Wild Country

Wild Country
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Author: Anne Bishop
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780399587283
Release: 2019-03-05
Editor: Penguin

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In this New York Times bestselling powerful and exciting fantasy set in the world of the Others series, humans and the shape-shifting Others will see whether they can live side by side...without destroying one another. There are ghost towns in the world—places where the humans were annihilated in retaliation for the slaughter of the shape-shifting Others. One of those places is Bennett, a town at the northern end of the Elder Hills—a town surrounded by the wild country. Now efforts are being made to resettle Bennett as a community where humans and Others live and work together. A young female police officer has been hired as the deputy to a Wolfgard sheriff. A deadly type of Other wants to run a human-style saloon. And a couple with four foster children—one of whom is a blood prophet—hope to find acceptance. But as they reopen the stores and the professional offices and start to make lives for themselves, the town of Bennett attracts the attention of other humans looking for profit. And the arrival of the outlaw Blackstone Clan will either unite Others and humans...or bury them all.

Dreams Made Flesh

Dreams Made Flesh
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Author: Anne Bishop
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781101043684
Release: 2006-02-07
Editor: Penguin

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The Black Jewels Trilogy established Anne Bishop as an author whose “sublime skill...blend[s] the darkly macabre with spine-tingling emotional intensity”(SF Site). Now, the saga continues in this collection that includes four more adventures of Jaenelle and her kindred… Jaenelle is the most powerful Witch ever known, centuries of hopes and dreams made flesh at last. She has forged ties with three of the realm’s mightiest Blood warriors: Saetan, the High Lord of Hell, who trains Jaenelle in magic and adopts her as his daughter; Lucivar, the winged Eyrien warlord who becomes her protector; and the near-immortal Daemon, born to be Witch’s lover. Jaenelle has assumed her rightful place as Queen of the Darkness and restored order and peace to the realms, but at a terrible cost. Collected here are the beguiling stories about the origin of the mystical Jewels, the forbidden passion between Lucivar and a simple hearth witch, the clash between Saetan and a Priestess, and the choice Jaenelle must make, between her magic and happiness with Daemon...

Vision in Silver

Vision in Silver
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Author: Anne Bishop
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9780451465740
Release: 2016-02-02
Editor: Roc

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Others freed the cassandra sangue to protect the blood-prophets from exploitation, not realizing their actions would have dire consequences. Now the fragile seers are in greater danger than ever before - both from their own weaknesses and from those who seek to control their divinations for wicked purposes. In desperate need of answers, Simon Wolfgard, a shape-shifter leader among the Others, has no choice but to enlist blood-prophet Meg Corbyn's help, regardless of the risks she faces by aiding him.

The Pillars of the World

The Pillars of the World
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Author: Anne Bishop
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781101043844
Release: 2001-10-01
Editor: Penguin

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The first novel in New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop's Tir Alainn Trilogy. The youngest in a long line of witches, Ari senses that things are changing—changing for the worse. For generations, her kin have tended the Old Places, keeping the land safe and fertile. But with the Summer Moon, the mood of her neighbors has soured. And Ari is no longer safe. The Fae have long ignored what occurs in the mortal world, passing through on their shadowy roads only long enough to amuse themselves. But the roads are slowly disappearing, leaving the Fae Clans isolated and alone. Where harmony between the spiritual and the natural has always reigned, a dissonant chord now rings in the ears of both Fae and mortal. And when murmurs of a witch-hunt hum through the town, some begin to wonder if the different omens are notes in the same tune. And all they have to guide them is a passing reference to something called the Pillars of the World...

Tender Is the Flesh

Tender Is the Flesh
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Author: Agustina Bazterrica
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781982150921
Release: 2020-08-04
Editor: Scribner

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Working at the local processing plant, Marcos is in the business of slaughtering humans—though no one calls them that anymore. His wife has left him, his father is sinking into dementia, and Marcos tries not to think too hard about how he makes a living. After all, it happened so quickly. First, it was reported that an infectious virus has made all animal meat poisonous to humans. Then governments initiated the “Transition.” Now, eating human meat—“special meat”—is legal. Marcos tries to stick to numbers, consignments, processing. Then one day he’s given a gift: a live specimen of the finest quality. Though he’s aware that any form of personal contact is forbidden on pain of death, little by little he starts to treat her like a human being. And soon, he becomes tortured by what has been lost—and what might still be saved.

In the Flesh

In the Flesh
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Author: Sylvia Day
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781405914239
Release: 2013-04-11
Editor: Penguin UK

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In the Flesh is an evocative and unique fantasy romance from the international Number One bestselling author of the Crossfire series An infamous beauty. A daring warrior. Two hearts are about to collide . . . For five years, Sapphire has been the King of Sari's most treasured concubine. Independent at last, she refuses to put herself in anyone's control again. But now another's scheming has led her into the path of proud, arrogant Wulfric, Crown Prince of the rival kingdom of D'Ashier, a man who is dangerous to her in every way. The daughter of Wulfric's fiercest opponent, Sapphire is a prized warrior in her own right and highly skilled in the sensual arts - Wulfric's perfect match. A lasting union is unthinkable, but the bargain they strike - to spend one night together, and then part - proves impossible in the face of a desire powerful enough to bring two countries to the brink of war, and two hearts to the point of surrender. . . Praise for Sylvia Day: 'A hundred degrees hotter than anything you've read before' Reveal 'Move over Danielle Steel and Jackie Collins, this is the dawn of a new Day' Amuse

The Voice

The Voice
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Author: Anne Bishop
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781101567715
Release: 2012-02-07
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An original Ephemera novella from the New York Times bestselling author of the Novels of the Others. In a small village outside the city of Vision, the people know no sorrow or grief. But this seemingly idyllic community is hiding a terrible secret. As a young child, Nalah did not know why she was told to bring a cake to the mute girl known as the Voice whenever she was upset, only that doing so made her feel better. Now grown, Nalah understands the dark truth, and yearns to escape from the oppressive village that has been her life-long home. But it is only after visiting the city of Vision and discovering the Temple of Sorrow that Nalah understands what she must do to be free... Includes a letter from the author and an excerpt of the Ephemera novel Bridge of Dreams

Fear in Flesh

Fear in Flesh
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Author: Hesham N. Ali
Pages: 340
ISBN: 9781524661106
Release: 2016-07-30
Editor: AuthorHouse

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Do you run faster than you read? You should..." Imagine being trapped in a world where the living dead ruled supreme. No room for remorse, human emotions or fear in one's soul. Don't pull that trigger or bash someone's brains out, then it'll be you on the receiving end! Welcome to Violet Turner's reality where choices like those are nothing but daily routines in her hometown of Cliffroyce Bay, New York. Kill. X Get killed. X Turn into a soulless cannibal. Survive the zombie apocalypse. Violet made her choices clear. But the dreams tell her something elseno survivor can outrun the Angel of Death forever ... that death is immanent ... that she has to run and hide in her sleep as much as when she's awake ... that it's not only the dead coming after her. In this dying world: you either conquer your fears or fear devours your flesh! "So... which will it be?"

Murder of Crows

Murder of Crows
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Author: Anne Bishop
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781101637944
Release: 2014-03-04
Editor: Penguin

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Return to New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop’s world of the Others—where supernatural entities and humans struggle to co-exist, and one woman has begun to change all the rules… After winning the trust of the Others residing in the Lakeside Courtyard, Meg Corbyn has had trouble figuring out what it means to live among them. As a human, Meg should be barely tolerated prey, but her abilities as a cassandra sangue make her something more. The appearance of two addictive drugs has sparked violence between the humans and the Others, resulting in the murder of both species in nearby cities. So when Meg has a dream about blood and black feathers in the snow, Simon Wolfgard—Lakeside’s shape-shifting leader—wonders if their blood prophet dreamed of a past attack or a future threat. As the urge to speak prophecies strikes Meg more frequently, trouble finds its way inside the Courtyard. Now, the Others and the handful of humans residing there must work together to stop the man bent on reclaiming their blood prophet—and stop the danger that threatens to destroy them all.

Sainthood and Race

Sainthood and Race
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Author: Molly H. Bassett,Vincent W. Lloyd
Pages: 222
ISBN: 9781317808732
Release: 2014-09-04
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In popular imagination, saints exhibit the best characteristics of humanity, universally recognizable but condensed and embodied in an individual. Recent scholarship has asked an array of questions concerning the historical and social contexts of sainthood, and opened new approaches to its study. What happens when the category of sainthood is interrogated and inflected by the problematic category of race? Sainthood and Race: Marked Flesh, Holy Flesh explores this complicated relationship by examining two distinct characteristics of the saint’s body: the historicized, marked flesh and the universal, holy flesh. The essays in this volume comment on this tension between particularity and universality by combining both theoretical and ethnographic studies of saints and race across a wide range of subjects within the humanities. Additionally, the book’s group of emerging and established religion scholars enhances this discussion of sainthood and race by integrating topics such as gender, community, and colonialism across a variety of historical, geographical, and religious contexts. This volume raises provocative questions for scholars and students interested in the intersection of religion and race today.

Midnight Marked

Midnight Marked
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Author: Chloe Neill
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780698180727
Release: 2016-03-01
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

As the Chicagoland Vampires series continues, Merit and Ethan find themselves in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse, where winning may require the ultimate sacrifice... A vampire’s grudges don’t stay dead long... Merit is one of Chicago's most skilled vampire warriors; these days, she doesn't scare easily. But she and Master vampire Ethan have made a new and powerful enemy, and he won't give up until he owns the Windy City. With his last plan thwarted, he's more determined than ever to watch Cadogan burn. Ethan has put the House's vampires on high alert, but their enemy will stop at nothing, including pitting supernatural against supernatural... In this deadly game of cat-and-mouse, the stakes are life or death—and winning might mean sacrificing everything...

Marked

Marked
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Author: Rebecca Zanetti
Pages: 290
ISBN: 9781601831545
Release: 2014-12-22
Editor: eKensington

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Janie Kayrs has known Zane almost her whole life. He was her friend in the dream world. She trusted him. But that was before he kidnapped her, spiriting her away to an isolated cabin to learn what her dreams never told her. Like how dangerous he looks. How he got on the wrong side of the negotiating table. And how much sexier he is in real life. . . Zane is a battle-hardened warrior, used to command and solitude. But Janie has drawn him from the minute they met. His need for her could destroy everything he's worked for, but the risk is too sweet not to take it. They call her the Chosen One. But when it comes down to the questions of peace or war, life or death, safety or passion, it will be Janie who makes the choice. . . Love is about to start conquering. . . "Paranormal romance at its best!" —Cynthia Eden "Hot and fast from beginning to end." —Kate Douglas on Fated "Sizzling sex scenes and a memorable cast." —Publishers Weekly on Claimed 87,300 Words

Lake Silence

Lake Silence
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Author: Anne Bishop
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780399587252
Release: 2018-03-06
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this thrilling and suspenseful fantasy set in the world of the New York Times bestselling Others series, an inn owner and her shape-shifting lodger find themselves enmeshed in danger and dark secrets. Human laws do not apply in the territory controlled by the Others--vampires, shape-shifters, and even deadlier paranormal beings. And this is a fact that humans should never, ever forget.... After her divorce, Vicki DeVine took over a rustic resort near Lake Silence, in a human town that is not human controlled. Towns such as Vicki's don't have any distance from the Others, the dominant predators who rule most of the land and all of the water throughout the world. And when a place has no boundaries, you never really know what is out there watching you. Vicki was hoping to find a new career and a new life. But when her lodger, Aggie Crowe--one of the shape-shifting Others--discovers a murdered man, Vicki finds trouble instead. The detectives want to pin the death on her, despite the evidence that nothing human could have killed the victim. As Vicki and her friends search for answers, ancient forces are roused by the disturbance in their domain. They have rules that must not be broken--and all the destructive powers of nature at their command.

Daughter of the Blood

Daughter of the Blood
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Author: Anne Bishop
Pages: 412
ISBN: 0451456718
Release: 1998
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Three men, sworn enemies, vie for sway over the girl witch--a blue-eyed innocent--who is to rule over the Dark Kingdom, commencing a ruthless game of politics, magic and betrayal, in which the weapons are love and hate. Original.

In the Flesh

In the Flesh
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Author: Clive Barker
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780743417334
Release: 2001-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Horror stories tell of a vicious supernatural killer who stalks a young social worker, two businessmen seduced by a mysterious woman, and a frog race to determine the fate of the world.

Twilight s Dawn

Twilight s Dawn
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Author: Anne Bishop
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781101475935
Release: 2011-03-01
Editor: Penguin

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New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop’s Black Jewels novels have enthralled readers and critics alike. Now, in Twilight’s Dawn, she returns to the Blood realm with four captivating novellas... WINSOL GIFTS Daemon is settling into his first year of married life with his Witch Queen Jaenelle. But as the celebration of Winsol draws near, he finds himself pulled in multiple directions playing host to his formidable family. SHADES OF HONOR When wounded Surreal returns to Ebon Rih, her former lover Falonar ruthlessly challenges the rule of her family, testing Surreal’s resolve not to succumb to the darkness burning inside her. FAMILY When someone lays a vicious trap for Queen Sylvia and her sons, the ruling family of Dhemlan must uncover the identity of a vicious warlord before he returns to finish what he started. THE HIGH LORD'S DAUGHTER After losing two important people in his life, Daemon has built a wall around his heart. But when he inadvertently forges a new connection, will it be enough to free him from his loveless existence?