The Stand

Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780385528856
Format: PDF, ePub
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Stephen King’s apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and tangled in an elemental struggle between good and evil remains as riveting and eerily plausible as when it was first published. A patient escapes from a biological testing facility, unknowingly carrying a deadly weapon: a mutated strain of super-flu that will wipe out 99 percent of the world’s population within a few weeks. Those who remain are scared, bewildered, and in need of a leader. Two emerge—Mother Abagail, the benevolent 108-year-old woman who urges them to build a peaceful community in Boulder, Colorado; and Randall Flagg, the nefarious “Dark Man,” who delights in chaos and violence. As the dark man and the peaceful woman gather power, the survivors will have to choose between them—and ultimately decide the fate of all humanity. (This edition includes all of the new and restored material first published in The Stand: The Complete And Uncut Edition.) From the Trade Paperback edition.

Rooms

Author: Lauren Oliver
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781473612983
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The New York Times bestselling author of Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy makes her brilliant adult debut with this mesmerizing story in the tradition of The Lovely Bones, Her Fearful Symmetry, and The Ocean at the End of the Lane--a tale of family, ghosts, secrets, and mystery, in which the lives of the living and the dead intersect in shocking, surprising, and moving ways. Wealthy Richard Walker has just died, leaving behind his country house full of rooms packed with the detritus of a lifetime. His estranged family--bitter ex-wife Caroline, troubled teenage son Trenton, and unforgiving daughter Minna--have arrived for their inheritance. But the Walkers are not alone. Prim Alice and the cynical Sandra, long dead former residents bound to the house, linger within its claustrophobic walls. Jostling for space, memory, and supremacy, they observe the family, trading barbs and reminiscences about their past lives. Though their voices cannot be heard, Alice and Sandra speak through the house itself--in the hiss of the radiator, a creak in the stairs, the dimming of a light bulb. The living and dead are each haunted by painful truths that will soon surface with explosive force. When a new ghost appears, and Trenton begins to communicate with her, the spirit and human worlds collide--with cataclysmic results. Elegantly constructed and brilliantly paced, Rooms is an enticing and imaginative ghost story and a searing family drama that is as haunting as it is resonant.

In a Perfect World

Author: Laura Kasischke
Publisher: Center Point
ISBN: 9781683245179
Format: PDF
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"Jiselle, a young flight attendant has just settled into a fairy tale life with her new husband and stepchildren. But as a mysterious new illness spreads rapidly throughout the country, she begins to realize that her marriage, her stepchildren, and their perfect world are all in terrible danger "--

Scourge of the Gods

Author: Valrie Mangin
Publisher: Marvel Enterprises
ISBN: 9780785132332
Format: PDF, ePub
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After a thousand years of peace, the Orbis - the Roman Galactic Empire that thought itself almighty - trembles down to its foundations. The Huns, savage warriors that came out of nowhere, are trying to conquer it. King Attila has already pillaged and burned dozens of planets without any legion being able to stop him or even slow him down. And unfortunately for Rome - Kerka, the Hun's goddess of chaos herself - is back. But the Gods have a taste for tragedy: Kerka has been reincarnated in the body of Flavia Aetia, a young Roman girl. Is Flavia truly this macabre divinity? Is she the by-product of a terrifying plot? Or is she only the victim of a terrible destiny? A free adaptation of Hun king Attila and the Roman general Flavius Aetius's confrontation, Scourge of the Gods replays the eternal struggle between order and chaos on the galactic level. Collects Soleil: Scourge of the Gods #1-3.

Strangers

Author: Dean Koontz
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780425181119
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A group of seemingly unrelated people experiences sensations of numbing terror and fear and, groping their way toward one another, discover their sinister, shared secrets in a chilling climax that changes their lives forever. Reissue.

The Here and Now

Author: Ann Brashares
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444921932
Format: PDF
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Seventeen-year-old Prenna James emigrated to New York when she was twelve. But Prenna didn't come from a different country, she came from a different time - a future where a mosquito-borne illness has mutated into a pandemic, killing millions and leaving the world in ruins. Prenna and the others who escaped to the present day must follow a strict set of rules: never reveal where they're from, never interfere with history, and never, ever be intimate with anyone outside their community. Prenna does as she's told, believing she can help prevent the plague that will one day ravage the earth and take the lives of her younger brothers. But everything changes when she falls for Ethan. She might be able to save the world ... if she lets go of the one thing she's found to hold on to.

Under the Dome Part 2

Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476767289
Format: PDF, Mobi
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After an invisible force field seals off Chester Mills, Maine, from the rest of the world, it is up to Dale Barbara, an Iraq veteran, and a select group of citizens to save the town, if they can get past Big Jim Rennie, a murderous politician, and his son, who hides a horrible secret in his dark pantry. Reprint.

Crooked River

Author: Valerie Geary
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062326619
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With the inventiveness and emotional power of Promise Not to Tell, The Death of Bees, and After Her, a powerful literary debut about family and friendship, good and evil, grief and forgiveness. He is not evil. I am not good. We are the same: broken and put back together again. Still grieving the sudden death of their mother, Sam and her younger sister Ollie McAlister move from the comforts of Eugene to rural Oregon to live in a meadow in a teepee under the stars with Bear, their beekeeper father. But soon after they arrive, a young woman is found dead floating in Crooked River, and the police arrest their eccentric father for the murder. Fifteen-year-old Sam knows that Bear is not a killer, even though the evidence points to his guilt. Unwilling to accept that her father could have hurt anyone, Sam embarks on a desperate hunt to save him and keep her damaged family together. I see things no one else does. I see them there and wish I didn’t. I want to tell and can’t. Ollie, too, knows that Bear is innocent. The Shimmering have told her so. One followed her home from her mom’s funeral and refuses to leave. Now, another is following Sam. Both spirits warn Ollie: the real killer is out there, closer and more dangerous than either girl can imagine. Told in Sam and Ollie’s vibrant voices, Crooked River is a family story, a coming of age story, a ghost story, and a psychological mystery that will touch reader’s hearts and keep them gripped until the final thrilling page.

La mal diction de Gabrielle Tome 1 Le fl au de Dieu

Author: Andrea Japp
Publisher: Flammarion
ISBN: 2081353652
Format: PDF, Mobi
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La peste ! Le fléau de Dieu qui tue tous les hommes, les purs comme les âmes noires, les doux comme les fourbes, les saints comme les traîtres. Sans distinction de richesse ou de classe. La peste ! Quand elle s’abat sur le royaume de France, en 1347, personne ne veut y croire. Mais lorsqu’elle gagne Paris, elle bouleverse les âmes et les consciences, révèle le véritable tempérament de ceux qu’elle effraie ou... qui en jouent. Les pires instincts se réveillent. Et les ordres établis vacillent. Même la cour du roi succombe à ses pires démons.Gabrielle d’Aurillay, tout récemment arrivée dans la capitale, pourra-t-elle sauver sa vie et celle de son enfant ? Parviendra-t-elle à comprendre la personnalité de son mari ? Le diptyque mystérieux que ce dernier gagne au jeu est-il un talisman ou une malédiction supplémentaire ? Et pourquoi rend-il fou tant d’hommes de foi ?La fortune offrira-t-elle une autre chance à Gabrielle, contrainte de devenir la femme qu’elle ne rêvait pas d’être : celle qui décide et se prend en main... au péril de sa vie ? Dans cette saga aussi réussie qu’intrigante, où les vérités d’un jour ne sont plus celles du lendemain, le destin de chacun peut basculer d’un coup. Amours, trahisons, mystères, superstitions, disparitions suspectes... à croire que la peste n’est pas le mal le plus terrifiant du royaume de France.

Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane

Author: Suzanne Collins
Publisher: Scholastic UK
ISBN: 1407130633
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Spies have reported the sighting of a Rat King in the Underland, a character who has been legendary since the Middle Ages. Recognizable by its tremendous size and snow-white coat, the Rat King is destined to bring a World War to the Underland.