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GoatMan

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Publisher: Chronicle Books
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The dazzling success of The Toaster Project, including TV appearances and an international book tour, leaves Thomas Thwaites in a slump. His friends increasingly behave like adults, while Thwaites still lives at home, "stuck in a big, dark hole." Luckily, a research grant offers the perfect out: a chance to take a holiday from the complications of being human—by transforming himself into a goat. What ensues is a hilarious and surreal journey through engineering, design, and psychology, as Thwaites interviews neuroscientists, animal behaviorists, prosthetists, goat sanctuary workers, and goatherds. From this, he builds a goat exoskeleton—artificial legs, helmet, chest protector, raincoat from his mum, and a prosthetic goat stomach to digest grass (with help from a pressure cooker and campfire)—before setting off across the Alps on four legs with a herd of his fellow creatures. Will he make it? Do Thwaites and his readers discover what it truly means to be human? GoatMan tells all in Thwaites's inimitable style, which NPR extols as "a laugh-out- loud-funny but thoughtful guide through his own adventures."

Runt, Buck, & Coco and The Goatman

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Author: Perry "Buck" Fuller,Nathan Fuller,Kristen Willis
Publisher: Covenant Books, Inc.
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Runt, Buck, & Coco and The Goatman by Perry "Buck" Fuller,Nathan Fuller,Kristen Willis Book Resume:

The adventures of RUNT, BUCK, & COCO are stories about triplet boys from the south who grew up in a much different time. In this adventure, they encounter the mysterious Goatman. The triplets learn a valuable lesson that you never judge someone by the way they look.

Origins of the Geomancer

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Author: J.L. Connew
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Origins of the Geomancer by J.L. Connew Book Resume:

In the year 2020, New Yorkborn arcana-archaeologist Russell Samway discovers the Staff of the Great Geomancer, a magical artefact that once belonged to one of the most powerful earth elementalists in history at an archaeological dig in England whilst under the onslaught of a small horde of merciless undead. Half the globe away, a group of individuals with unique skills and abilities is on their way to thwart an evil shamans machinations in Indonesia. Surviving his ordeal in England against the merciless undead, Russell returns to New York to enrol at a prestigious school of magic and befriends the group of unique individuals who thwart the evil shamans nefarious scheme in Indonesia. Between the demons, undead, and juvenile shoplifters they come across, Russell slowly gets to know these mysterious individuals, who, alone, struggle to bring down one of the worlds most powerful secret societies during their long quest for ancient artefacts.

North American Monsters

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Author: David J. Puglia
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
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North American Monsters by David J. Puglia Book Resume:

Mining a mountain of folklore publications, North American Monsters unearths decades of notable monster research. Nineteen folkloristic case studies from the last half-century examine legendary monsters in their native habitats, focusing on ostensibly living creatures bound to specific geographic locales. A diverse cast of scholars contemplate these alluring creatures, feared and beloved by the communities that host them—the Jersey Devil gliding over the Pine Barrens, Lieby wriggling through Lake Lieberman, Char-Man stalking the Ojai Valley, and many, many more. Embracing local stories, beliefs, and traditions while neither promoting nor debunking, North American Monsters aspires to revive scholarly interest in local legendary monsters and creatures and to encourage folkloristic monster legend sleuthing.

Maryland Legends

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Author: Trevor J. Blank,David J. Puglia
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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Maryland Legends by Trevor J. Blank,David J. Puglia Book Resume:

The stories, folklore, and history surrounding Maryland's most haunted places. A must-read for fans of the supernatural and Maryland history. The demon car of Seven Hills Road, the ominous Hell House above the Patapsco River, the mythical Snallygaster of western Maryland--these are the extraordinary tales and bizarre creatures that color Maryland's folklore. The Blue Dog of Port Tobacco faithfully guards his master's gold even in death, and in Cambridge, the headless ghost of Big Liz watches over the treasure of Greenbriar Swamp. The woods of Prince George's County are home to stories of the menacing Goatman, while on stormy nights at the nearby University of Maryland, the strains of a ghostly piano float from Marie Mount Hall. From the storied heroics of the First Maryland Regiment in the Revolutionary War to the mystery of the Poe Toaster, folklorists Trevor J. Blank and David J. Puglia unravel the legends of Maryland.

The Unnameables

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Author: Ellen Booraem
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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The Unnameables by Ellen Booraem Book Resume:

On an island in whose strict society only useful objects are named and the unnamed are ignored or forbidden, thirteen-year-old Medford encounters an unusual and powerful creature, half-man, half-goat, and together they attempt to bring some changes to the

American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore [3 volumes]

American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore [3 volumes] [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Christopher R. Fee,Jeffrey B. Webb
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
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American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore [3 volumes] by Christopher R. Fee,Jeffrey B. Webb Book Resume:

A fascinating survey of the entire history of tall tales, folklore, and mythology in the United States from earliest times to the present, including stories and myths from the modern era that have become an essential part of contemporary popular culture. • Presents a compelling mix of some 500 entries drawn from traditional Native American and European American culture as well as Mexican American, African American, Chinese American, and other national traditions • Includes numerous primary documents that help readers to pinpoint and understand the origins of different myths and legends as well as how they evolve over time • Features a wide variety of entries drawn from newer traditions of science fiction, urban legends, and conspiracy theories • Supplies bibliographic references with each entry that include websites for further reading and research

Suttree

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Author: Cormac McCarthy
Publisher: Vintage
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Suttree by Cormac McCarthy Book Resume:

From the bestselling, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Road, here is the story of Cornelius Suttree, who has forsaken a life of privilege with his prominent family to live in a dilapidated houseboat on the Tennessee River near Knoxville. Remaining on the margins of the outcast community there—a brilliantly imagined collection of eccentrics, criminals, and squatters—he rises above the physical and human squalor with detachment, humor, and dignity.

Once Upon

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Author: James E Southern
Publisher: FriesenPress
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Once Upon by James E Southern Book Resume:

This collection of fairy tales, fables, and tall tales will enchant readers of all ages. Fairly moral stories with little violence make good bedtime reading, inducing a minimum of nightmares.

Kingdom Guardians

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Author: Philip Patrick
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Kingdom Guardians by Philip Patrick Book Resume:

Young teenager Elijah Khoda from Burns Lake lives an ordinary life but not your typical teenager style. He often faced extraordinary circumstances of his own. Then one day he comes across a silver key with no idea of where it came from or what its for. Before he knows it, he and five of his peers are transported to an outer world called Kingdom Planet by a sorcerer name Ohuran. They learn what the silver key is for, to unlock great powers that once belonged to a group of warriors call Kingdom Guardians, and they were chosen to inherit it, for reasons they dont quite understand at first. They also learn that a ruthless Prince has wanted the powers for himself for some time. After an incident causes the good to meet with the evil, the Prince gets motivated and then declares war on these six teenagers. So Elijah has no choice but to lead five of his peers into the face of danger, in order to become the new Kingdom Guardians and fight against the Prince and his army. Along the way, strength and courage are discovered; a friendship builds from a journey that would change their lives forever.

Monsters of Maryland

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Author: Ed Okonowicz
Publisher: Stackpole Books
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Monsters of Maryland by Ed Okonowicz Book Resume:

Features . . . * Bigfoot * Sea Serpent Chessie * The Snarly Yow * The Bunnyman * Other stange beasts, including goatmen, swamp monsters, and others

Value-Packed Booktalks: Genre Talks and More for Teen Readers

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Author: Lucy Schall
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
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Value-Packed Booktalks: Genre Talks and More for Teen Readers by Lucy Schall Book Resume:

In this guide, 100 recommended books and booktalks offer the perfect way to start value discussions with teens and teen/adult book groups. • Ready-to-use booktalks and curriculum connections for 100 recently published YA books • Information that includes fiction/nonfiction/verse/graphic designation, age level suggestion, gender suggestion, lists of themes and topics, summary/description, a value statement, a booktalk, at least three curriculum connections, and five related works • Organization by values to facilitate relating a book within one genre to a book that addresses a similar value, but is classified in another genre • A related works section for each featured title

Haunted Oklahoma

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Author: Jeff Provine
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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Haunted Oklahoma by Jeff Provine Book Resume:

Oklahoma’s ghostly legends are as varied as its history and culture. The state boasts hauntings by ancient Native Americans, Spanish miners, soldiers, outlaws, ranchers, performers, students, repairmen, and many more. Oklahoma’s stately mansions, theaters, and old hotels still have previous residents dwelling in a spectral form. One parallel that may be surprising is Oklahoma’s uncanny number of headless ghosts. Haunted Oklahoma explores King Tut’s Tomb on the Arkansas, Mr. Apple’s Mausoleum and the Spooksville Triangle to name just a few. Eerie occurrences, spooky events, unsolved mysteries, and terrifying specters make for a scary journey through Oklahoma’s haunted past.

Blues Chased a Rabbit

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Author: Seymour Blicker
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
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Blues Chased a Rabbit by Seymour Blicker Book Resume:

BLUES CHASED A RABBIT is the gripping story of Jason Defoy, a black musician whose cool life in New York seems light years away from the miserable Mississippi origins he recalls with frustrated anger and scorn. The accidental death of his pregnant wife suddenly disrupts his life and forces a confrontation. Unable to face the torment in his mind, unable to find solace in drugs, simulated sex, or old friendships, he finds himself driven like a hunted animal to his roots in the South. Nameless and penniless, alone on the Mississippi Road, he falls victim to the medieval vagrancy laws which, to this day, permit southern farmers to exploit free labour. He becomes a virtual slave, chattelled to Harlan Smith, a southern white farmer struggling to hold on to a way of life he knows is fast disappearing. The relationships between Jason, his fellow captive Robart, and their sadistic yet poignantly wretched white master, form the background of a story which is unique in its perceptive treatment of the violence underlying the black-white confrontation in America today. BLUES CHASED A RABBIT is a brutally human novel which tells the truth as it has rarely been told before.

Cormac McCarthy and the Signs of Sacrament

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Author: Matthew L. Potts
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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Cormac McCarthy and the Signs of Sacrament by Matthew L. Potts Book Resume:

Although scholars have widely acknowledged the prevalence of religious reference in the work of Cormac McCarthy, this is the first book on the most pervasive religious trope in all his works: the image of sacrament, and in particular, of eucharist. Informed by postmodern theories of narrative and Christian theologies of sacrament, Matthew Potts reads the major novels of Cormac McCarthy in a new and insightful way, arguing that their dark moral significance coheres with the Christian theological tradition in difficult, demanding ways. Potts develops this account through an argument that integrates McCarthy's fiction with both postmodern theory and contemporary fundamental and sacramental theology. In McCarthy's novels, the human self is always dispossessed of itself, given over to harm, fate, and narrative. But this fundamental dispossession, this vulnerability to violence and signs, is also one uniquely expressed in and articulated by the Christian sacramental tradition. By reading McCarthy and this theology alongside postmodern accounts of action, identity, subjectivity, and narration, Potts demonstrates how McCarthy exploits Christian theology in order to locate the value of human acts and relations in a way that mimics the dispossessing movement of sacramental signs. This is not to claim McCarthy for theology, necessarily, but it is to assert that McCarthy generates his account of what human goodness might look like in the wake of metaphysical collapse through the explicit use of Christian theology.

Mysterious South Carolina

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Author: Sherman Carmichael
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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Mysterious South Carolina by Sherman Carmichael Book Resume:

Master storyteller Sherman Carmichael is back with another collection of the weird, strange and mysterious in the Palmetto State. Read about the return of the infamous Lizard Man. Learn why the ghost of Francis Marion regularly appears at a church cemetery for a rendezvous. Discover the Sea Pines Shell Ring and learn of its Native American origin. Walk the halls of the old South Carolina Lunatic Asylum and hear the moans of former patients. Join Carmichael as he contemplates these stories and many more from the dark side of South Carolina.

Being a Beast

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Author: Charles Foster
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
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Being a Beast by Charles Foster Book Resume:

A passionate naturalist explores what it’s really like to be an animal—by living like them How can we ever be sure that we really know the other? To test the limits of our ability to inhabit lives that are not our own, Charles Foster set out to know the ultimate other: the non-humans, the beasts. And to do that, he tried to be like them, choosing a badger, an otter, a fox, a deer, and a swift. He lived alongside badgers for weeks, sleeping in a sett in a Welsh hillside and eating earthworms, learning to sense the landscape through his nose rather than his eyes. He caught fish in his teeth while swimming like an otter; rooted through London garbage cans as an urban fox; was hunted by bloodhounds as a red deer, nearly dying in the snow. And he followed the swifts on their migration route over the Strait of Gibraltar, discovering himself to be strangely connected to the birds. A lyrical, intimate, and completely radical look at the life of animals—human and other—Being a Beast mingles neuroscience and psychology, nature writing and memoir to cross the boundaries separating the species. It is an extraordinary journey full of thrills and surprises, humor and joy. And, ultimately, it is an inquiry into the human experience in our world, carried out by exploring the full range of the life around us.

Tall Texas Teen Tales

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Author: John Chas. Gibson
Publisher: AuthorHouse
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Tall Texas Teen Tales by John Chas. Gibson Book Resume:

As a poor kid growing up, it was a challenge to have fun and not cost much, if anything. This book is specifically designed to let everybody know that fun doesn’t have a price tag on it if an imagination and a warped sense of humor is part of the equation. Anybody can have a ton of fun, and make lifelong memories without getting into too much trouble. O.K. some of these stories are stretched to the borders of reality, but.................so what? Put yourself in the 60’s and remember some of the stuff you pulled. As we go through the elementary school years, then junior high and high school, the fun gets more sophisticated. This will not be done though without having the “goofy and stupid” element ever present. If the warped sense of humor offends you in anyway, please accept this apology, and consider the source. The magic of the 1960’s along with a small West Texas group of kids is an experience. Please consider the times compared to today’s technology, and society. Back then, parents were to be loved, respected and feared, Nowadays, nobody knows the difference from beating a kid, and spanking a kid. What a shame. Also, there is a section about some of the cars back then. the 50’s and 60’s was the absolute pinnacle of power and beautiful design. Without the 60’s, the muscle cars of the 70’s would not have been born. Without the 60’s, our music of the 70’s and future decades would not have the roots to grow. Hippies, draft dodgers, moon walks, and the whole culture of youth changed drastically then. Teens came out of their controlled environment and grew in many directions. Some good, some not so good. many of the top performers were over-dosing on drugs. But, somehow, we made it through the 60’s no worse for the wear. On the lighter side of growing up, you can now enjoy this era. Either by reading about it first hand, or bringing your own memories and comparing them. Either way, it will be fun, a lot of fun. GET READY TO LAUGH!!!

Haunted Joplin

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Author: Lisa Livingston-Martin
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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Haunted Joplin by Lisa Livingston-Martin Book Resume:

From Native American societies to the Civil War to the crime spree of Bonnie and Clyde, Joplin’s history leaves spirited legends in its wake . . . The barrier between Joplin’s boisterous past and its present is as flimsy as a swinging saloon door. Lisa Livingston-Martin kicks it wide open in this ghostly history. In her expert company, tour a hotel with a reputation made from equal parts opulence and tragedy. Visit that house of horrors, the Stefflebeck Bordello, where guests regularly got the axe and were disposed of in mine shafts. Navigate through angry lynch mobs and vengeful patrols of Civil War spirits. Catch a glimpse of Bonnie and Clyde. Keep your wits about you—it’s haunted Joplin. Includes photos! “There may be as many non-living residents of Joplin as there are live ones, according to Haunted Joplin.” —The Morning Sun

Witch'n

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Author: Joshua Braun
Publisher: Joshua Braun
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Witch'n by Joshua Braun Book Resume:

Two Time Award Winner First Place Winner of the 2020 Writer's Digest Self-Published E-Book Award for Fantasy 2021 Readers' Favorite Honorable Mention in the Fiction - Fantasy - General Reader's Favorite 5-Star Reviews Divine Zape - "Witch'n features elaborately developed characters and fascinating world-building. The dialogues are well-written and the author’s meticulous care for plot elements infuses the story with great entertainment." K. C. Finn - "Author Joshua Braun has crafted a completely enchanting work of fiction with plenty of wit to offer readers. One of the features which I found particularly impressive about this piece was its styling, voice, and attitude, which make the author just as important as the story in a way that Sir Terry Pratchett would be proud of. I adored the character development, dynamics, and tongue-in-cheek humor." Ruffina Oserio - " Witch'n is well-plotted and the pacing is fast; there are twists that I didn’t see coming and the unpredictability in plot development makes the story a page-turning read. The descriptions are vivid and strong and from the very beginning, the reader is presented with horrifying images of the aftermath of evil magic. Joshua Braun’s novel is intelligently plotted and superbly executed." Foluso Falaye - With an ingenious blend of dark humor and fantasy, Witch'n grabs the reader and holds their attention from start to finish. I couldn't put it down as I was arrested by the protagonist's energetic personality and her unbelievable evilness. It's nothing like I've seen before... prepare for a wild, dark, different, and memorable experience!" It's all very well and good destroying the world, extinguishing any spark of hope, and ruling with an iron grip of fear and black magic. But nobody told the witch that running an administration of evil would be just so… dreary. Bored with solving little people's problems and the petty squabbles of her beastly advisors, the witch quits, leaving the world in a much worse state than she found it with a new evil quest. It's time to learn how to be a good person. There's just one teensy-tiny little problem… Being good doesn't come easily – after all, it's much easier to sacrifice babies and summon hideous demons to get things done. Seeking out her old nemesis, a legendary-hero-turned-academic (who she only imprisoned and tortured a little bit), she gives him an outlandish proposition: to help her make a dazzling transformation from wicked witch to good. It's an offer he can't refuse. The odd couple have a long, perilous journey ahead of them and a lot of psychological hang-ups to work through. Can an evil witch ever truly be reformed – and what could possibly go wrong when you're relying on your nemesis to be your BFF? Witch'n is a rip-roaring high fantasy satire with razor-sharp wit and penetrating social critique that fans of Terry Pratchett will find irresistible. If you love vulnerable wicked witches, b

Wisconsin Legends & Lore

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Author: Tea Krulos
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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Wisconsin Legends & Lore by Tea Krulos Book Resume:

Wisconsin is a land rich with stories. It was the "mother of all circuses," a place of buried treasure and home to eerie ghosts and monsters. Native American legends, tall tales told at lumberjack camps and taverns, ghostlore and modern urban legends all form the wonderful mythology of the Dairy State. Many know of Rhinelander's famous Hodag, the Beast of Bray Road in Elkhorn, Milwaukee's haunted Pfister Hotel and the Ridgeway Ghost. But few have heard obscure tales like the Christmas Tree Ghost Ship of Two Rivers, the Goatman of Richfield's Hogsback Road and the legend of the Witch's Tower of Whitewater. Author Tea Krulos, an expert in all things strange and unusual, digs up Wisconsin favorites and arcane lore.

Haunted Wisconsin

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Author: Linda S. Godfrey
Publisher: Stackpole Books
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Haunted Wisconsin by Linda S. Godfrey Book Resume:

There is absolutely no better guide for haunted Wisconsin. Linda S. Godfrey. With her smooth journalistic style and her keen sense of what makes a good ghost story, she has the ability to send chills up and down your spine --Brad Steiger, author of Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Places Wisconsin's leading authority on the paranormal presents strange stories from around the state, from witches in the Wisconsin Dells to spirits in the State Capitol. Readers will encounter Kenosha's Headless Nun, the Man Bat of Lacrosse, Rocky the Rock Lake Monster, and John Dillinger's phantom. They will explore Aztalan's ancient mounds, the ghostly bars and taverns of Madison and Milwaukee, and the creepy town of Caryville, one of the most haunted places in America.

The Supernaturals

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Author: Karan Mohan Thakur
Publisher: Karan Mohan Thakur
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The Supernaturals by Karan Mohan Thakur Book Resume:

This book contains a combination of Mythology and Horror. This book contains several information about different mythological gods including Greek, Egyptian, Norse gods and other Holy creatures whereas it also has another section that includes information about some famous demons, witches and other creatures from hell that has been mentioned in several mythological texts in the world. This book is a perfect combination of Mythology and Horror.

The Toaster Project

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Author: Thomas Thwaites
Publisher: Chronicle Books
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The Toaster Project by Thomas Thwaites Book Resume:

"Hello, my name is Thomas Thwaites, and I have made a toaster." So begins The Toaster Project, the author's nine-month-long journey from his local appliance store to remote mines in the UK to his mother's backyard, where he creates a crude foundry. Along the way, he learns that an ordinary toaster is made up of 404 separate parts, that the best way to smelt metal at home is by using a method found in a fifteenth-century treatise, and that plastic is almost impossible to make from scratch. In the end, Thwaites's homemade toaster—a haunting and strangely beautiful object—cost 250 times more than the toaster he bought at the store and involved close to two thousand miles of travel to some of Britain's remotest locations. The Toaster Project may seem foolish, even insane. Yet, Thwaites's quixotic tale, told with self-deprecating wit, helps us reflect on the costs and perils of our cheap consumer culture, and in so doing reveals much about the organization of the modern world.

Mysterious Mysteries of the Aro Valley

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Author: Danyl McLauchlan
Publisher: Victoria University Press
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Mysterious Mysteries of the Aro Valley by Danyl McLauchlan Book Resume:

A returning hero.A desolate valley.A missing mathematician.A glamorous and beguiling council bureaucrat with a hidden past.A cryptic map leading to an impossible labyrinth.An ancient conspiracy; an ancient evil.A housing development without proper planning permission.All leading to the most mysterious mystery of all.Mysterious Mysteries of the Aro Valley is a dark and forbidding new comic farce by the author of Unspeakable Secrets of the Aro Valley.

Once Chosen (A Riley Paige Mystery—Book 17)

Once Chosen (A Riley Paige Mystery—Book 17) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Blake Pierce
Publisher: Blake Pierce
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Once Chosen (A Riley Paige Mystery—Book 17) by Blake Pierce Book Resume:

“A masterpiece of thriller and mystery! The author did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side that is so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.” --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone) ONCE CHOSEN is book #17 in the bestselling Riley Paige mystery series, which begins with the #1 bestseller ONCE GONE (Book #1)—a free download with over 1,000 five star reviews! A serial killer strikes every Halloween—the bodies of his victims re-surfacing years later—and with Halloween only days away, it is up to FBI Special Agent Riley Paige to stop the killer before he strikes again. How has this killer gone undetected for so long? How many victims have there really been? And who will he target next? FBI Special Agent Riley Paige must fend off her own demons and her dysfunctional family life as she races against time to enter the mind of a diabolical killer days away from striking again—one who may even be more brilliant than her. Can she stop him in time? An action-packed psychological suspense thriller with heart-pounding suspense, ONCE CHOSEN is book #17 in a riveting series—with a beloved character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.

Haunted Ozarks

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Author: Janice Tremeear
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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Haunted Ozarks by Janice Tremeear Book Resume:

The hills have scares in this haunted history of the Ozark Mountains from the paranormal investigator and author of Missouri’s Haunted Route 66. Tourists flock to the Ozarks region every year to dip their paddles in the pure waters of its wilderness or lose themselves in the happy bustle of its theme parks. But the serene hills and hollows often hide something darker. The Civil War and the Trail of Tears have marked the region, as did the James-Younger Gang and the Baldknobbers. Ghosts linger in resorts and penitentiaries, while UFO’s and buried treasure rest in uneasy graves. Those startled by seeing a hellhound run through their backyard, however, might also catch a glimpse of author Janice Tremeear and her team of researchers in hot pursuit of the mysteries of the Ozarks.

The Handy Wisconsin Answer Book

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Author: Terri Schlichenmeyer,Mark Meier
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
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The Handy Wisconsin Answer Book by Terri Schlichenmeyer,Mark Meier Book Resume:

Beer, cheese, lakes, rivers, cabins, and cities. With a diverse geography, beautiful natural wonders, and vibrant cities, tourism naturally plays a major role in Wisconsin’s economy, and its nickname, “America's Dairyland,” speaks to the importance of agriculture. Of course, cheeseheads abound in Green Bay and throughout the state, as do the Effigy Mounds—burial mounds—in the form of animals or birds of the Woodland Indians. The Handy Wisconsin Answer Book takes an in-depth look at the state’s variety, along with its fascinating history, people, myths, culture, and trivia. Covering its industries, politicians, arts, media, culture, and, of course, sports dynasties and legends, it brings the state’s past and present to life. Learn about the earliest people in the Great Lakes area, the Paleo-Indian People, French explorers, traders, the Paul Bunyan “myth,” today’s numerous ethnic festivals, including Brat(wurst) Days, Polka Days, Cheese Days, and the Wisconsin Highland Games. Uncover surprising fun facts like Brett Farve's first forward pass for the Packers was caught by ... Brett Favre! From log-rolling, the state capital in Madison and its politics, famous breweries, major manufacturers Kohler Company, Johnson Controls, John Deere, Caterpillar Inc. and Harley-Davidson motorcycles to the Milwaukee Art Museum, Willem Dafoe, Georgia O’Keeffe, the infamous Jeffrey Dahmer, Al Jarreau, and other notable people and places, The Handy Wisconsin Answer Book answers to nearly 1,400 questions the Badger State’s unique and interesting history, people, and places, including: Why is Wisconsin called “Wisconsin”? How much snow falls in Wisconsin? What is the Wisconsin state dance? Which Native American tribes called Wisconsin home? Was there a Civil War POW camp in Wisconsin? How did log rolling become a sport? Why was the Oleomargarine Act supported by nearly every farmer in the Dairy State? What was the Day the Music Died? How many acres of State Forests does Wisconsin have? Was Paul Bunyan a real person? Where is the Pabst Mansion located? What is the most popular attraction in the state? How many beer festivals are there in Wisconsin? Where is Roundy’s headquartered? Which waterway is most important to Wisconsin? Which political party held sway in Wisconsin when the state was formed? What caused so much controversy in the redistricting of 2010? What is unique about Wisconsin’s capitol building? Where did the Green Bay Packers get their name? How much did each winning player make for playing in Superbowl I? How much milk does it take to make one pound of butter? How many towns in Wisconsin claim to be the UFO Capital of the World? Illustrating the unique character of the state through a combination of facts, stats, and history, as well as the unusual and quirky, The Handy Wisconsin Answer Book answers intriguing questions about people, places, events, government, and places of interest. This informative book also includes a helpful bibliography and an extensive index, adding to its usefulness.

Dark Cheer: Cryptids Emerging - Volume Silver

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Author: Atlin Merrick
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For the lovers of things that go bump in the night Here be stories of South African grootslang and bayou grundylow, tales of elementals, jackelopes, and flying motels. Within you'll find tiny leviathans and rock whales, cambion and kelpie, a girl between time, and a man who saves a gun's life. These are stories of cryptids who sing or swim or save us, living side-by-side so often unseen ...and then seen. So very much seen. When we look.

Fairfax Fights Fair in America-Fact

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Author: John Thompson
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Fairfax Fights Fair in America-Fact by John Thompson Book Resume:

The further adventures of Thomas Fairfax and his companions as they undertake a secret mission for King Charles I to investigate the disappearance of colonists from Jamestown in Virginia. The friends fight for the future of humanity against overwhelming odds. Many thrills and spills await along the way. An all-action tale of heroism and co-operation.

Metagalaxy

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Author: Russell Scott
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Metagalaxy Eclipse is a continuation of Metagalaxy the Beginnings where SamSon is forced to rebuild his life and reputation as he takes it upon himself to help all. SamSon finds out that everything and anything is still possible in this Metagalaxy, even second chances. SamSon and his allies inspire others to step up and become moral as they seek out evil to confront it and destroy it. Only to find out that evil in the Metagalaxy is still indeed strong, smart, and attempting to take over. Love, honor, and loyalty are still the keys to help this Metagalaxy survive. And if SamSon can convince others that he is still their defender, he will make sure it does. But his own mission to help all might lose SamSon and his friends the things they cherish most.

The Weiser Field Guide to Cryptozoology

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The Weiser Field Guide to Cryptozoology by Deena West Budd Book Resume:

A study of dozens of hidden animals—from the chupacabra to Mongolian death worms—drawing on eyewitness accounts from around the world. This informative book includes information, interviews, and stories about forty different cryptids seen around the world by credible eyewitnesses like policemen, rangers, and doctors. Readers will learn where and how to find flying humanoids, hairy humanoids, giants of all kinds including rabbits, bats, and spiders, goblins, vampires, werewolves, demons, aliens, and ghosts. Cryptozoology—a term coined in the 1950s by a French zoologist named Bernard Heuvelmans—is the study of hidden or unknown animals not recognized in standard zoology. From traditional cryptids like Big Foot, the Abominable Snowman, and Nessie, to mythical cryptids like unicorns, vampires, dragons, and werewolves, to lesser-known cryptids like bunyips (waterhorses), Encantado (Dolphin Men of Brazil), thunderbirds, mothmen, and chupacabra, these creatures are very much alive, says expert Deena West Budd, if beyond the realm of normal perception. The Weiser Field Guide to Cryptozoology includes a brief history of the field and surveys all the creatures for which any credible amount of research exists—as well as giving tips on how to spot these creatures and cautionary advice on how to interact with them. Includes two dozen line drawings rendered from eyewitness descriptions

Haunted Maryland

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Author: Ed Okonowicz
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Tales of unexplained phenomena in Maryland, including vengeful ghosts and sea monsters.

The King of the Vile

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The King of the Vile by David Dalglish Book Resume:

“Ashhur will awaken in a blaze of fire…” ---- Mordan has lost their king, and Harruq Tun is a poor replacement. He has slain a god, but he cannot quell the unrest growing between the angels and the humans they are supposed to protect. The thin line between protectors and rulers blurs with each bloody death. An army of beast-men lays siege to the north, while in the south, the nation of Ker invades seeking to overthrow the rule of angels. Those same angels are Mordan's only hope of defending itself on two fronts, if only they would look beyond the rebuilding of their fallen city. Wizards and paladins, priests and angels, they all seek to benefit from the chaos. But a single figure manipulates them all from the shadows, seeking to overthrow the kingdom Harruq and his friends have fought so desperately to defend, and replace it with another… THE KING OF THE VILE by David Dalglish New kingdoms arise from the ruins of the old. ------ About the Author: David Dalglish currently lives in rural Missouri with his wife Samantha, and daughters Morgan and Katherine. He graduated from Missouri Southern State University in 2006 with a degree in Mathematics and spends way too much time playing Hearthstone.

Death At Candlemas

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Author: Iris Collier
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Death At Candlemas by Iris Collier Book Resume:

Nicholas Peverell is newly wed to his sweetheart Jane and enjoying married life with her at his manor house at Dean Peverell. One winter evening they invite the bishop of Marchester to dinner. The bishop used to be the prior of Dean Peverell but since King Henry's dissolution of the monastries he now rules the cathedral dignitaries. Next day, on a hunting party in the salt marshes near Pelham Maris, Nicholas meets the bishop again in very different circumstances. He comes across his murdered corpse lying in a pool of water. His heart has been cut out. Nicholas can't help but remember that their previous night's conversation had touched on witchcraft. Rumours abound of a local coven in the area. Has the Bishop fallen foul of it? Nicholas and Jane are determined to discover the truth...

Fire Arrow

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Author: Edith Pattou
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Fire Arrow by Edith Pattou Book Resume:

The sequel to Hero’s Song from the bestselling author of East “has echoes of the genre’s masters—Lloyd Alexander, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien” (School Library Journal). Breo-Saight, the young archer from Hero’s Song, has abandoned her lifelong mission to avenge her father’s murder. But just as she stops pursuing the murderers, they turn up again, leading Brie to her birthright—a fire arrow. The magical arrow leads Brie to a strange country, where she finds the family and happiness she’s never known. But she also finds evil at work—the doings of a sinister, one-eyed sorcerer named Balor. Though Brie has given up on vengeance, she knows she must follow her mission through to its bitter end if she is to save the people she’s grown to love. “With sympathetic characterizations (both human and animal), gruesome foes, and a sinister mastermind, as well as fast pacing, a well-realized landscape, violent clashes, and all the expected elements of good fantasy, Pattou offers a rousing story that is not only a strong sequel that begs yet another sequel but also a fine fantasy adventure that holds up on its own.”—Booklist “A much more accomplished book than its predecessor . . . replete with fascinating and fantastical images, creatures, and settings . . . an engrossing, well-crafted book, and will be much enjoyed by young fans of high fantasy.”—SF Site “Memorable and well-crafted . . . The reader is left wanting another book . . . Excellent.”—VOYA (5Q—highest rating)

A Fortress of Grey Ice

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Author: J. V. Jones
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A Fortress of Grey Ice by J. V. Jones Book Resume:

"Wonderful . . . J. V. Jones is a striking writer." So says Robert Jordan, the author of The Wheel of Time epic fantasy series. And Jones lives up to that praise in the highly charged epic adventure of Ash March and Raif Sevrance, two outcasts whose fate are entwined by ancient prophecies and need, in the cold, dark world that threatens to be torn asunder by a war to end all wars. Isolated by their birthrights, they are but two who fight the dreaded Endlords, and their strength and courage will be needed if the world is to be saved from darkness." Raif, wrongly accused and cut off from his clan by the treachery of their new headsman, has a talent for killing that is part of his curse and his burden. But he bears another burden of greater weight. Ash is a sacred warrior to the Sull, an ancient race whose numbers have declined. Raised as a foundling, never knowing her true history, she must learn to accept the terrible gifts of her heritage. But as Ash learns more of her greater fate, Raif's task looms dark and desperate, for he must journey through the nightmare realm of the Want, a place where even the Sull now fear to tread. For deep within the Want is the Fortress of Grey Ice, and there he must heal the breach in the Blindwall that already threatens the world. Should he fail, not even Ash's powers can save them. . . . At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Fallen Angels

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Author: C. K. Quarterman
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One of the most fascinating and strategic topics in ancient texts is the record of fallen angels, giants, and UFO's. Fallen angels and giants are shrouded in mystery and belong to the age of pyramids and other great wonders of the world. It is an epoch that was destroyed by God's judgment, a flood, which left the world everlastingly changed, the evidence of which is found in the tales, folklore, and traditions of many cultures around the world."There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown" (Genesis 6:4).This vivid language defines the conspiracy of evil which has beset our world. The ancient books, Enoch and Jubilees, tell us of a race of nephilim, which are hybrids, alive in history and today, fathered by fallen angels. Strange as this may seem, the Lord declares that this conspiracy of evil is to be repeated before His return. Consequently, it is important from the standpoint of both understanding history and understanding the future that we understand these events.The world is in a slumber, asleep with the dream of a better tomorrow. While dark forces of fallen angels are arrayed against us, many today write about the approaching juggernaut of the apocalypseand well they should! Few, however, know or understand that fallen angels have brought us to this apocalypse, this apex of human history.The end of the world as we know it is about to take place. A storm is gathering, so terrible as to cause men's hearts to fail them for fear; we must not approach this coming apocalypse unaware and unarmed.

Spooky Maryland

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Author: S. E. Schlosser
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Spooky Maryland by S. E. Schlosser Book Resume:

Pull up a chair or gather round the campfire and get ready for thirty-four creepy tales of ghostly hauntings, eerie happenings, and other strange occurrences in Maryland. Set in the Old Line State’s city streets, rural communities, wooded mountains, and vast shoreline, the stories in this entertaining and compelling collection will have readers looking over their shoulders again and again. Maryland’s folklore is kept alive in these expert retellings by master storyteller S. E. Schlosser and in artist Paul Hoffman’s evocative illustrations. Set way back near the cold, calm waters of Crisfield, in the quiet rural farmlands of Venton, and in the dark, heavily wooded swamplands of Cambridge, the stories in this entertaining and compelling collection will have you looking over your shoulder again and again. Readers will feel an icy wind on the back of their necks on a warm evening. Whether read around the campfire on a dark and stormy night or from the backseat of the family van on the way to grandma’s, this is a collection to treasure.

Suburban Legends

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Author: Sam Stall
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Suburban Legends by Sam Stall Book Resume:

It's a Terrible Day in the Neighborhood They told you the suburbs were a great place to live. They said nothing bad could ever happen here. But they were wrong. This collection of terrifying true stories exposes the dark side of life in the ’burbs—from corpses buried in backyards and ghosts lurking in fast food restaurants to UFOs, vanishing persons, bizarre apparitions, and worse. Consider: • The Soccer Mom’s Secret. Meet Melinda Raisch of Columbus, Ohio. She’s the wife of a dentist. A mother of three. A PTA member. And she has enough murderous secrets to fill a minivan. • Noise Pollution. More than 100 residents of Kokomo, Indiana, claim their small town is under attack by a low-pitched humming sound that erodes health and sanity. Too bad they’re the only ones who can hear it. • Death Takes a Holiday inn. There’s nothing more reassuring than a big chain hotel in a quaint small town—unless it’s the Holiday Inn of Grand Island, New York, where you’ll spend the night with the spirit of a mischievous little girl. So lock your doors, dim the lights, and prepare to stay up all night with this creepy collection of true tales. We promise you’ll never look at white picket fences the same way again!