Book of Vile Darkness Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Book of Vile Darkness

  • Author : Monte Cook
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2002-10-01
  • Genre: Games
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 0786926503

Book of Vile Darkness Excerpt :

The most evil and complex elements of the Dungeons & Dragons world are presented for the first time--such as moral dilemma, slavery, human sacrifice, prostitution, and other sensitive issues--to allow players to add a level of complexity to their campaigns.

Book of Exalted Deeds Book

Book of Exalted Deeds

  • Author : James Wyatt
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2003-10-01
  • Genre: Games
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 0786931361

Book of Exalted Deeds Excerpt :

The next mature title in the D&D line that allows players to explore the concept of truly heroic play, "Book of Exalted Deeds" is the second title in the line of products specifically aimed at a mature audience.

A Book of Golden Deeds Book

A Book of Golden Deeds

  • Author : Charlotte Mary Yonge
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1866
  • Genre: Virtues
  • Pages : 506

A Book of Golden Deeds Excerpt :

Special Edition Dungeon Master s Guide Book

Special Edition Dungeon Master s Guide

  • Author : Monte Cook
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005-10-01
  • Genre: Games
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 0786939427

Special Edition Dungeon Master s Guide Excerpt :

A deluxe, leather-bound version of the essential tool every D&D Dungeon Master needs. The follow-up to the special edition Player’s Handbook™ released in 2004 for the 30th anniversary of D&D, this special release of the Dungeon Master’s Guide™ features an embossed, leather-bound cover and premium, gilt-edged paper.

The Deeds of the Disturber Book
Score: 3.5
From 20 Ratings

The Deeds of the Disturber

  • Author : Elizabeth Peters
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2017-10-31
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN 10 : 9781497699953

The Deeds of the Disturber Excerpt :

An Egyptologist investigates a death at the British Museum in a “charming” Victorian mystery by the New York Times–bestselling author of The Painted Queen (The Denver Post). Back in London after an archaeological dig, adventurous sleuth Amelia Peabody—“rather like Indiana Jones, Sherlock Holmes and Miss Marple all rolled into one”—discovers that a night watchman at the museum has perished in the shadow of a mummy case (The Washington Post Book World). There are murmurings about an ancient curse, but a skeptical Amelia is determined to find an all-too-human killer. Soon, she’s balancing family demands, including the troubles of her precocious son, Ramses (aka Walter), with not just one unsolved crime, but two . . . From a recipient of multiple honors including the Mystery Writers of America’s Grand Master Award, this murder mystery set in Victorian-era England is a witty, rollicking, and “deeply satisfying” romp (Entertainment Weekly) in a “jewel of a series” (The New York Times Book Review).

The Left Hand of Darkness Book

The Left Hand of Darkness

  • Author : Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2000-07-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101665398

The Left Hand of Darkness Excerpt :

50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION—WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY DAVID MITCHELL AND A NEW AFTERWORD BY CHARLIE JANE ANDERS Ursula K. Le Guin’s groundbreaking work of science fiction—winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards. A lone human ambassador is sent to the icebound planet of Winter, a world without sexual prejudice, where the inhabitants’ gender is fluid. His goal is to facilitate Winter’s inclusion in a growing intergalactic civilization. But to do so he must bridge the gulf between his own views and those of the strange, intriguing culture he encounters... Embracing the aspects of psychology, society, and human emotion on an alien world, The Left Hand of Darkness stands as a landmark achievement in the annals of intellectual science fiction.

Darkness at Noon Book
Score: 4
From 45 Ratings

Darkness at Noon

  • Author : Arthur Koestler
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-01-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476785554

Darkness at Noon Excerpt :

First published in 1941, a classic portrait of a Soviet revolutionary who is imprisoned and tortured under Stalin's rule finds him agonizingly reflecting on his ironic career under the totalitarian movement.

Evil Men Book

Evil Men

  • Author : James Dawes
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-05-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 279
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674073999

Evil Men Excerpt :

A searching meditation on our all-too-human capacity for inhumanity, Evil Men confronts atrocity head-on—how it looks and feels, what motivates it, how it can be stopped. James Dawes’s unflinchingly honest account, drawing on firsthand interviews, is not just about the things Japanese war criminals did, but about what it means to befriend them.

The Kindly Ones Book
Score: 3.5
From 32 Ratings

The Kindly Ones

  • Author : Jonathan Littell
  • Publisher : Emblem Editions
  • Release Date : 2010-03-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 992
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551993645

The Kindly Ones Excerpt :

“Oh my human brothers, let me tell you how it happened.” Dr. Max Aue, the man at the heart of Jonathan Littell’s stunning and controversial novel The Kindly Ones, personifies the evils of the Second World War and the Holocaust. Highly educated and cultured, he was an ambitious SS officer, a Nazi and mass murderer who was in the upper echelons of the Third Reich. He tells us of his experience during the war. He was present at Auschwitz and Babi Yar, witnessed the battle of Stalingrad, and survived the fall of Berlin — receiving a medal from Hitler personally in the last days of Nazi Germany. Long after the war, he is living a comfortable bourgeois life in France, married with two children, managing a lace factory. And now, having evaded justice, he speaks out, giving a precise and accurate record of his life. The tone of his account is detached, lapidary, and for the most part unrepentant, whether he is describing his participation in mass murder on the Eastern Front, his bureaucratic investigations of labour productivity in the death camps, his casual murder of civilians as he tries to break through Russian lines towards the end of the war, or his fervid and convoluted relationship with his twin sister. Over its course, by entwining Aue’s life with those of historical figures such as Eichmann and Speer, Himmler and indeed Hitler, The Kindly Ones comes to depict the entire architecture of Nazism — from its grandest intellectual pretensions to its most minute, most chilling managerial details and executions. The Kindly Ones presents — with unprecedented realism, meticulous research that is both fascinating and compelling, and brilliant literary accomplishment — the greatest horrors imaginable. “War and murder are a question, a question without an answer, for when you cry out in the night, no one answers,” Aue says. In the same way, this powerfully affecting, powerfully challenging book confronts the reader with the most profound questions about his

Book of Erotic Fantasy Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Book of Erotic Fantasy

  • Author : Gwendolyn F. M. Kestrel
  • Publisher : Arthaus
  • Release Date : 2006-09-01
  • Genre: Games
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 1588463990

Book of Erotic Fantasy Excerpt :

The Book of Evidence Book
Score: 3.5
From 14 Ratings

The Book of Evidence

  • Author : John Banville
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2012-03-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307817129

The Book of Evidence Excerpt :

John Banville’s stunning powers of mimicry are brilliantly on display in this engrossing novel, the darkly compelling confession of an improbable murderer. Freddie Montgomery is a highly cultured man, a husband and father living the life of a dissolute exile on a Mediterranean island. When a debt comes due and his wife and child are held as collateral, he returns to Ireland to secure funds. That pursuit leads to murder. And here is his attempt to present evidence, not of his innocence, but of his life, of the events that lead to the murder he committed because he could. Like a hero out of Nabokov or Camus, Montgomery is a chillingly articulate, self-aware, and amoral being, whose humanity is painfully on display.

No Good Deed Book
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

No Good Deed

  • Author : Goldy Moldavsky
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2017-05-30
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780545867528

No Good Deed Excerpt :

From New York Times bestselling author Goldy Moldavsky comes an uproarious take on when the best of intentions go horribly wrong. Gregor Maravilla doesn't want much. Just to feed all the starving children. That's why he goes to Camp Save the World, a summer program for teen activists who care about making a difference. What could be better?It's almost perfect. Except some of these causes are kind of...strange. Like Eat Dirt--a campaign started by up-and-coming actress Ashley Woodstone. Gregor wasn't a fan of her work before, and he's certain she's only there now because of her fame. But Gregor is determinged to not let her ruin his experience.And then the contest is announced. That's when the sabotage starts. They want to see who can do the most good. But that leads to the most bad.No good deed goes unpunished.

Sole Survivor Book

Sole Survivor

  • Author : Holly Dunn
  • Publisher : Diversion Books
  • Release Date : 2017-11-07
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781682308134

Sole Survivor Excerpt :

A memoir of hope, healing, and survival, sure to resonate with fans of Jaycee Dugard’s A Stolen Life and Elizabeth Smart’s My Story. On August 28, 1997, just as she was starting her junior year at the University of Kentucky, Holly Dunn and her boyfriend, Chris Maier, were walking along railroad tracks on their way home from a party when they were attacked by notorious serial killer Angel Maturino Reséndiz, aka The Railroad Killer. After her boyfriend is beaten to death in front of her, Holly is stabbed, raped, and left for dead. In this memoir of survival and healing from a horrific true crime, Holly recounts how she lived through the vicious assault, helped bring her assailant to justice, and ultimately found meaning and purpose through service to victims of sexual assault and other violent crimes. She has worked as a motivational speaker and activist and founded Holly's House, a safe and nurturing space in her hometown of Evansville, Indiana.

Egg   Spoon Book
Score: 3.5
From 27 Ratings

Egg Spoon

  • Author : Gregory Maguire
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Release Date : 2014-09-09
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9780763675820

Egg Spoon Excerpt :

In this tour de force, master storyteller Gregory Maguire offers a dazzling novel for fantasy lovers of all ages. Elena Rudina lives in the impoverished Russian countryside. Her father has been dead for years. One of her brothers has been conscripted into the Tsar’s army, the other taken as a servant in the house of the local landowner. Her mother is dying, slowly, in their tiny cabin. And there is no food. But then a train arrives in the village, a train carrying untold wealth, a cornucopia of food, and a noble family destined to visit the Tsar in Saint Petersburg — a family that includes Ekaterina, a girl of Elena’s age. When the two girls’ lives collide, an adventure is set in motion, an escapade that includes mistaken identity, a monk locked in a tower, a prince traveling incognito, and — in a starring role only Gregory Maguire could have conjured — Baba Yaga, witch of Russian folklore, in her ambulatory house perched on chicken legs.

Modern Gods Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Modern Gods

  • Author : Nick Laird
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2017-06-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780008257347

Modern Gods Excerpt :

A FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR A powerful, thought-provoking novel about two sisters who must reclaim themselves after their lives are dramatically upended from one of our finest authors