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What if a Vampire could become human again?In 1314 King Philip of France sentences Jacques de Molay to be burned at the stake. Believing God has deserted him, Jacques takes desperate measures and offers his soul to the vampire god Mithras, transforming him into one of the immortals. But a chance encounter with a beautiful, mystic gypsy that plants human emotion in Jacques, also sparks hope that it may be possible for him to become human again. She tells him he must find his true love and can drink only her blood, by her consent, in order to regain his mortality. This charge drives Jacques on a seven-hundred year quest for love and humanity. It is a sinister game of life and death, plagued with dark forces, fierce battles, and a dangerous romance between divergent worlds.Take heed, a violent storm is rising in the universe. The Vampire horde, destroyers of civilizations and worlds has awakened.

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Author: Charles Rathert
Publisher:
Release: 2015-07-09
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 0997030100

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Abandoned in the Egyptian desert to die an infidel's death, mortally wounded Templar Knight Edwin Blutleer is rescued by an inhuman succubus.When his Templar comrades return to collect his corpse, they are stunned to find Blutleer alive, healed, and enraged. They betrayed the Templar Code: never leave a wounded brother behind. And he slaughters them to a man -- except one, who escapes. He is Blutleer's own cousin Pierre DeVeze.For 600 years, the immortal vampire Edwin Blutleer hunts and destroys the survivor's offspring and their heirs. Several generations change surnames and delay Blutleer, but he cannot be stopped.

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Author: Larry Schliessmann
Publisher: Larry Schliessmann
Release: 2010-02-21
File: 289 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780557331505

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This is an exhilarating box set containing 8 books. The books range from pop culture to contemporary crime and murder mystery novels (as well as the classic romance plays of Shakespeare).

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Essexxx Freely
Publisher: Booktango
Release: 2013-08-15
File: 1 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781468935615

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A chilling chronicle of the often ignored history of vampirism as it has surfaced repeatedly in news articles, historical accounts, and first person interviews, this shocking account of occultist rituals and the inhuman forces that influence them shines a light on the horrifying truth. Revealing that real vampires are not immortal, do not have fangs or sleep in coffins, and have no fear of sunlight or crucifixes, the examination dispels many myths but also confirms the truth behind several traits of real vampires, such as the insatiable thirst for blood and the dream of an eternal soul. Complete with 30 spinetingling tales of the hideous wraiths and creatures that lurk in shadow, this fascinating collection includes the stories of the Mexican prostitute who mesmerized an entire village, convincing them she was an Incan goddess who required human sacrifice for her magic; the three teenagers who left a trail across the South as they conducted blooddrinking rituals with animals; and the mysterious Lady in Black who draws psychic energy from men who dare approach her as she wanders through city streets and parks.

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Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Author: Brad Steiger
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
Release: 2009-09-01
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781578592753

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*Now a major Sky original production* THE NUMBER ONE INTERNATIONAL AND SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER. A Discovery of Witches is the first in the must-have, must-read ALL SOULS trilogy. It begins with absence and desire. It begins with blood and fear. It begins with a discovery of witches. Fall under the spell of Diana and Matthew in the stunning first volume of the No.1 internationally bestselling ALL SOULS trilogy. A world of witches, daemons and vampires. A manuscript which holds the secrets of their past and the key to their future. Diana and Matthew - the forbidden love at the heart of it. When historian Diana Bishop opens an alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, it's an unwelcome intrusion of magic into her carefully ordered life. Though Diana is a witch of impeccable lineage, the violent death of her parents while she was still a child convinced her that human fear is more potent than any witchcraft. Now Diana has unwittingly exposed herself to a world she's kept at bay for years; one of powerful witches, creative, destructive daemons and long-lived vampires. Sensing the significance of Diana's discovery, the creatures gather in Oxford, among them the enigmatic Matthew Clairmont, a vampire genticist. Diana is inexplicably drawn to Matthew and, in a shadowy world of half-truths and old enmities, ties herself to him without fully understanding the ancient line they are crossing. As they begin to unlock the secrets of the manuscript and their feelings for each other deepen, so the fragile balance of peace unravels... Five reasons to read A Discovery of Witches and the All Souls Trilogy 'Rich, thrilling ... A captivating and romantic ripping yarn' E L James 'Intelligent and off-the-wall ... irrestistible to Twilight fans' Sunday Times 'I could lose myself in here and never want to come out ... Utterly enchanting on every level' Manda Scott 'Exciting amounts of spells, kisses and battles, and is recounted with enchanting, page-turning panache' Marie Claire 'A bubbling cauldron of illicit desire ... an assured saga that blends romance with fantasy' Daily Mail

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Deborah Harkness
Publisher: Headline
Release: 2011-02-08
File: 604 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780755374052

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Still bent on obtaining the Holy Grail generations after his time in the Holy Land, Montrovant receives word that the Knights Templar are about to fall. Whether spurred to action by an old loyalty to the Order that he founded or the rumor that biblical treasures lie hidden in the recesses of the Templars' castle, the vampire known as the Dark One sets off to the rescue. Enroute, Montrovant must deal with the trickery and unfathomable machinations of Santos, the dark guardian of lost treasures who advises the Knights from the bowels of their castle; Kli Kodesh, an ancient Nosferatu whose desire for entertainment often overlooks the lives lost to win his pleasure; and even Eugenio, Montrovant's own sire. Montrovant and his companions—including a woman he nearly Embraced centuries ago—race against time and the arrival of a Church-sponsored army sworn to destroy the now corrupt Templars to wrest the Grail free of those who would keep it hidden. This second volume of The Grails Covenant trilogy follows To Sift Through Bitter Ashes and interweaves characters and action with the modern vampire saga, the Trilogy of the Blood Curse.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: David Niall Wilson
Publisher: Crossroad Press
Release: 2019-03-05
File: Pages
ISBN-13:

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Post/modern Dracula explores the postmodern in Bram Stoker's Victorian novel and the Victorian in Francis Ford Coppola's postmodern film to demonstrate how the century that separates the two artists binds them more than it divides them. What are the postmodern elements of Stoker's novel? Where are the Victorian traits in Coppola's film? Is there a postmodern gloss on those Victorian traits? And can there be a Victorian directive behind postmodernism in general? The nine essays compiled in this collection address these and other relevant questions per the novel and the film at three distinct periods: (post)modern Victorianism, post/modernism, and finally postmodernism. Part I on (post)modernist issues in Stoker's novel establishes the link between Victorian themes and postmodern praxes that begins with colonialist concerns and ends with poststructuralist signification. Part II looks at the post/modernist traits in Stoker's Dracula, those obviously influenced by modernism but also, with the help of the novel's plasticity vis-a-vis the media over the last century, by postmodernism. Part III examines more closely the novel's postmodern characteristics, particularly with respect to Coppola's 1992 film, Bram Stoker's Dracula. Dracula defies time and promises to undermine any critical study of it that precisely tries to situate it within a given epoch, including a postmodernist one. Given its relationship to late-capitalist economy, to post-Marxist politics, and to commodity culture, and given its universal appeal to human fears and anxieties, fetishes and fantasies, lusts and desires, Stoker's novel will forever remain post/modern-always haunting our future, as it has repeatedly done so our past. Though scholars of Dracula and Gothic literature in general will find some of the essays innovative and engaging per today's literary criticism, the book is also intended for both an informed general reader and a novice student of the novel and of the film. As such, a few essays are highly specialized in postmodern theory, whereas others are more centered around the sociohistorical context of the novel and film and use various postmodern theories as inroads into the novel's or the film's study.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: John S. Bak
Publisher: John S Bak
Release: 2007
File: 162 Pages
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The Order of the Temple was founded in 1119 with the limited aim of protecting pilgrims around Jerusalem. It developed into one of the most powerful corporations in the medieval world which lasted for nearly two centuries until its suppression in 1312. Despite the loss of its central archive in the sixteenth century, the Order left many records of its existence as the spearhead of crusading activity in Palestine and Syria, as the administrator of a great network of preceptories and lands in the Latin west, and as a banker and ship-owner. Because of the dramatic nature of its abolition, it has retained its grip on the imagination and consequently there has developed an entirely fictional 'after-history' in which its secret presence has been evoked to explain mysteries which range from masonic conspiracy to the survival of the Turin Shroud. This book offers a concise and up-to-date introduction to the reality and the myth of this extraordinary institution.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Malcolm Barber
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2012-03-26
File: 464 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781107604735

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Historian Ralls has written an authoritative source book on the fascinating history behind the most famous military religious order of the Crusades--the Knights Templar. This encyclopedia also includes a wealth of information on the key Templar people, places, events, and more.

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Genre: History
Author: Karen Ralls
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Release: 2007-01-01
File: 301 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781564149268

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The trial of the Templars in the British Isles (1308-1311) is a largely unexplored area of history. Unlike the trial in France, where the Templars were tortured into confessing to unspeakable activities, in the British Isles there were no burnings and only three confessions after torture. Several Templars went missing, most of whom later reappeared. Outsiders told stories of abominable Templar rituals, secret meetings and murders at the dead of night, but all these tales turned out to be rumour. This book is based on extensive research into the records of the trial of trial of the Templars and other unpublished medieval documents recording their arrest, imprisonment and trial, and the surveys of their property. It traces the course of this, the first heresy of trial in the British Isles, from the arrests in January 1308 to the dissolution of the Order, and shows how, by judicious selection of material, the inquisitors made the scanty evidence against the Templars appear convincing. The book includes a list of all the Templars in the British Isles at the time of the arrests, and a gazetteer of the Templars' major properties in the British Isles.

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Genre: History
Author: Helen J Nicholson
Publisher: The History Press
Release: 2011-08-26
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780752469836

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