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Blood Rites

The Dresden Files, Book Six

Author: Jim Butcher

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748116117

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Meet Harry Dresden, Chicago's first (and only) Wizard P.I. Turns out the 'everyday' world is full of strange and magical things - and most of them don't play well with humans. That's where Harry comes in. Harry's had worse assignments than going undercover on the set of an adult film. Dodging flaming monkey poo, for instance. Or going toe-to-leaf with a plant monster. Still, there's something troubling about this case. The Producer believes he's afflicted by an entropy curse - but it's the women around him who are dying. And Harry only got involved as a favour to Thomas, his flirtatious self-absorbed vampire acquaintance. Thomas has a personal stake in the case Harry can't work out, until his investigation leads him straight to Thomas's oversexed relatives. Harry's about to discover the skeleton in Thomas's family closet: a revelation that will change Harry's life for ever. Magic - it can get a guy killed.

Blood Rites

Origins and History of the Passions of War

Author: Barbara Ehrenreich

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 1847083846

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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What lies behind the human attraction to violence? Why do we glorify war, seeing it as an almost sacred undertaking? Barbara Ehrenreich is known for the originality and clarity of her thinking, and in Blood Rites she proposes a radical new theory about our attitudes to bloodshed. From the trenches of Verdun to today's front lines, Ehrenreich traces the history of warfare back to our prehistoric ancestors' terrifying experiences of being hunted by other carnivores. Written with wit, tenacity and intellectual flair, this is vintage Ehrenreich, and an account that will transform our understanding of human conflict.

Bloodrites of the Post-Structuralists

Word Flesh and Revolution

Author: Anne Norton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136062742

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

View: 9806

How do you write history when it's no longer linear? In Bloodrites of the Post-Structuralists, respected political theorist Anne Norton reminds us of the real interplay between words (laws, scriptures, myths, and texts), and the world of flesh. Drawing from sources as diverse as foundational myths from Sarah in the bible, Marat in his death bath, and thinkers like Hegel and Foucault, Norton reinterprets the relationship between word and flesh and places it in historical context. The French and English Revolutions, as well as the period of anti-colonialism and post-colonialism are used to frame her discussion of word and body, and their historical significance.

Blood Rites

Author: Elaine Bergstrom

Publisher: Jove Publications

ISBN: 9780515107289

Category: Fiction

Page: 332

View: 1951

Helen Wells once sought immortality through her art, but now she really is immortal, thanks to the unholy kiss of her vampire lover, Stephen Austra. At first Helen resists her dark side--until a hired killer stalks her family. To save them, Helen gives in to her overwhelming needs. Part of the Austra saga.

Blood Rites

Author: Asa Hooker

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493147684

Category: Fiction

Page: 206

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In Blood Rites, the first novel in the series by fledgling writer Asa Hooker, Var’nar Boliek is a scientist and explorer for his world of Vampires. Having a special spacecraft built he embarks on a short exploration to a nearby system only to be sidetracked to a far-away world. Stranded on a primitive world by an accident damaging the ship, Var’nar makes a home with the locals only to find a world populated by dragons and Witches and magic. Making a life there he finds a wife who is a Half-Demon and has children who are a Vampire/Demon crossbreed. Feeding on some of the local population they find the reasons for the old taboo against biting sentient creatures. Another accident causes their recently deceased feeding subjects to arise as Undead Vampires who embark on a spree of rampant feedings and deaths. Uniting the population Var’nar and his family struggle to free his new adopted world of the threat of total annihilation, by the spawn they had unwittingly created.

Blood Rites

Author: Don Pendleton

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460382048

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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BAD BLOOD A gun battle between rival gangs terrorizes shoppers at a Miami mall, but Mack Bolan knows that cleaning up the mess in Florida is just the beginning. One gang's main operation leads back to Jamaica, where its drug trafficking business is flourishing. And so is the practice of voodoo and human sacrifice. Infiltrating the gang on its own territory is a deadly challenge. With most of the island on the cartel's payroll or too afraid to come forward, Bolan's only ally is a Kingston police officer. But no matter the odds, the Executioner will do whatever it takes to bring down the drug lord and his army of killers.

Blood Rites

Author: Jimmy Lee Shreeve

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448165717

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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Lima, Peru, 2004: The body of a decapitated baby boy is found on a hilltop, surrounded by flowers, a liquor bottle and a container of blood, apparently the victim of a ritual sacrifice to appease a pre-Columbian earth god. New Jersey, USA, 2002: A Palo Mayombe sect temple basement is raided by police, who find human body parts and the remains of several animals seemingly sacrificed by worshippers. London, England, 2001: The dismembered torso of a five-year-old boy is found floating in the Thames, the victim of a Ju Ju ritual sacrifice... Around the world, humans are being trafficked, kidnapped, sold and enslaved, for the specific purpose of sacrifice. Mass-scale migration has seen these gruesome techniques exported from the land of the Aztecs -- and finding their way into Britain and the US. Voodoo priests in London have been linked with ritual murders. And a recent leaked police commissioned report found that witchcraft, voodoo-related abuse and murder, are rife in the UK. Jimmy Lee Shreeve takes us on a journey into the darkest corners of the world, following the initial investigations of Scotland Yard into the Thames murder, travelling to South Africa and then Nigeria, where the full horror of a wide 'export trade' in humans to Britain for sacrifice is unveiled. In the US, Palo Mayombe, a Cuban religious cult, is linked with a score of sacrifices and murders. In Mexico, a devotee of Palo Mayombe, Adolof de Jesus Constanzo, was responsible for torturing and boiling in a cauldron more than a dozen victims. Across South America, sacrifices are commonplace. Most are done on behalf of drug barons and millionaires, who want to atone for their sins by offering the Gods a 'gift'. And across Asia, similar stories are found. In Africa, and Britain, HIV-positive African males sacrifice young boys to 'cleanse' themselves of the disease. Along the way, Jimmy will bring his own brand of detective skills to the fore. Besides throwing up fresh research into the 'Adam' killing and providing startling conclusions to some of the world's most horrific murders, Jimmy will, variously, escape near arrest at Scotland Yard's HQ, perform a ritual ceremony with a Native American shaman on Hampstead Heath, and swap whiskey and guitar blues with a voodoo practioner. Written in Jimmy's unique, free-form, post-gonzo style, this is an investigative work with a trippy twist. By turns gruesome, disturbing and intriguing, BLOOD RITES reveals the true, untold story of a violent tradition taking place terrifyingly close to home.

Blood Rites

Author: Barry Nazarian

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Blood Rites

(Bill Smith/Lydia Chin)

Author: S. J. Rozan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407079662

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9132

Lydia Chin and Bill Smith have been hired by one of the most respected figures in New York City's Chinatown, for what appears to be a simple task - deliver a family heirloom to the young grandson of the recently deceased business colleague of Grandfather Gao. Before they can deliver the heirloom, the grandson is kidnapped and two separate ransom demands are made. While the family of the kidnapped boy tries to freeze them out, Lydia and Bill must quickly learn their way around a city where the rules are different, the stakes are high, and the cost of failure is too dire to imagine. Note: originally published as REFLECTING THE SKY in the US


Blood Prophecy Series

Author: Kathi Huggins

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1503536939

Category: Fiction

Page: 342

View: 9315

With the location of Jades Incubus mate now known, she would do anything in her power to make him hers. Without him Jade could never have Michael and that was something she would not accept. If the Incubus didnt want her or refused to be her mate, would she be able walk away? Even if Jade did everything that the prophecy said no one really knew what would happen. She would make her family happy above all else. Michael was suppose to be her last mate but if the Incubus didnt want her she would not walk away from Michael, nor he from her. Michael was way beyond a want or a need, he was a must have no matter what. Jade craved Michael in so many ways it was hard to think of anything but the day they could finally be together. The battles in the past have been for Jades life but this one would be for her future. The future that she wants with the mates she has the one she still wants. This could turn out to be the biggest fight of Jades life.

Blood Rites: Book One

Author: J.M. McGee


ISBN: 1105408779


Page: N.A

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Blood Rites

Author: Gwynn White

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781974145492

Category: Fantasy fiction

Page: 292

View: 9613

Nicholas the Light Bearer has fallen into the hands of new enemies, and his father, Emperor Lukan, will do anything to keep the foreboding curse at bay. Ignoring the advice of his High Council, he sends his superhuman forces to destroy one of the last allies he has left ... Nicholas will have to rely on unlikely allies and survive an ancient ritual before he can escape to fulfill his destiny.

Blood Rites

Author: V. M. Black

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781500868536

Category: Love-hate relationships

Page: 150

View: 7444

He saved her life. He demands her soul. Blood-bonded to the billionaire vampire Dorian Thorne, Cora Shaw enters a world of unimagined sensuality-and unimagined danger. With the hold he has over her, he can exert absolute control over her body and mind, even to the point of erasing her completely. And Dorian has already shown a willingness to use his power to force her to do his will. Cora is determined to find a way out of her bond, no matter what the price. But even as she seeks an escape, she wonders if she can really let him go....

Blood Rites

Author: Amity Cross

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781523622337


Page: 170

View: 3968

A beautiful star, a dark prince with a price and an affair that pushes the limits of sanity... Sebastian Vaughn has a secret. Lorelei Lansford is the epitome of perfection. Vaughn has darkness inside of him. Recruited by a criminal organization at a young age, he leads a double life. He deals in women, arms and intelligence, but to the outside world he's just another rich playboy living the lifestyle. That is until he crosses paths with a shining star, a beauty he can't keep his hands off. Lorelei was born into a wealthy family and has certain responsibilities she is expected to obey without question. One of those is not falling in love with high society bad boy, Sebastian Vaughn. Money, sex, danger... Vaughn exudes it and like a moth to a flame, she can't stay away. When Vaughn steps into something out of his control there's only one way he can escape with his life. He has to make a deal that will betray everything he holds dear. The price? Lorelei.

Blood Rites

Author: S. L. Perrine

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781976185427


Page: 286

View: 8889

Seraphina locked her eyes with Magnus as the sheriff grabbed him by his arm and cuffed his wrists together. When he began to fight against the man, he clasped his hand around Magnus' throat and Seraphina bowed her head at Magnus...inviting him in. "I can take care of this situation Magnus, you know I can." She pleaded with him. "I know Sera, but they'll kill you." "These humans can not kill me," she yelled at him. Even then the power she evoked was heard within her words. "I'm not talking about the human." He warned her. "The Council needs to be taught a new lesson. Brother, let's take this moment to change our world." He just looked at her; the sheriff shook him by the throat as he yelled at the onlookers who had gathered around them all. "Please brother. I can't let them kill you!" Her voice echoed inside his mind. He considered her words and closed his eyes in agreement. She had asked his permission to take on the world, and he had given it to her.

Blood Rites

An Invitation to Horror

Author: Joe McKinney,Jeff Strand,Brian Lumley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780984978274

Category: Fiction

Page: 262

View: 3408

Collection of 23 horror stories in which each author was invited to "contribute his or her voice to this choir of the damned."--Cover.

Blood Rites

Author: David Stuart Davies

Publisher: DI Paul Snow Trilogy

ISBN: 9781911331957

Category: Gay men

Page: 304

View: 3918

Blood Rites is a crime thriller set in Huddersfield, Yorkshire in the 1980s and the final book in the DI Paul Snow detective trilogy.

Blood Rites

Author: Sharon K. Gilbert

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998096728

Category: Christian fiction

Page: 388

View: 2383

The murders in London continue, but not only in the east. Westminster becomes a target just as the duchess and her company return from a short holiday in Kent. A strange, spidery shadow man is seen near Queen Anne House, and an old suitor returns to haunt Elizabeth. As Charles and Beth plan their wedding, the newly titled detective must unravel the clues to a riddle that hints at his past, and he is forced to reveal a dark secret to his beloved duchess. But worst of all, wolves that walk like men have been seen at St. Katherine¿s Docks and Victoria Park. Is all of this connected to a cedar crate shipped to England in 1870? Might an ancient stone marker be the source of the evil now stalking women in London? Redwing¿s members have redoubled their efforts, but a schism has arisen within their ranks, and two powerful spiritual entities begin a battle that rages not only in the infernal realm but in the world of men. Can the faithful men and women of the `inner circle¿ solve the riddle in time? And why is Charles Sinclair¿s blood so very special to the infernal realm? Sir William Trent knows the answer to that question, but his plans do not include Sinclair. He wants Elizabeth all to himself, which means both Paul Stuart and Charles Sinclair must die.

Alien Covenant: Origins


Author: Alan Dean Foster

Publisher: Luzifer-Verlag

ISBN: 3958352723

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 4780

Die Covenant Mission – das bislang ehrgeizigste Unterfangen in der Geschichte des Weyland-Yutani Konzerns. Ein Kolonisierungsraumschiff, das über zweitausend Kolonisten weit über die Grenzen des bislang bekannten Universums hinaus bin nach Origae-6 bringen soll. Ein entscheidender Schritt – für die Firma als auch die Zukunft der gesamten Menschheit. Und doch gibt es Kräfte, welche die Mission verhindern wollen. Während die Covenant bereits im Orbit der Erde kreist und Captain Jacob Branson und seine Frau Daniels die letzten Vorbereitungen an Bord treffen, deuten mehrere Terroranschläge auf eine tödliche Verschwörung hin, deren Ziel es ist, den Start des Schiffes zu sabotieren. Zusammen mit Sicherheitschef Daniel Lopé, der auf der Erde noch das letzte fehlende Mitglied seines Teams rekrutiert, versuchen sie alles, die Urheber der Anschläge ausfindig zu machen, bevor diese das Schiff und seine Passagiere zerstören können. ALAN DEAN FOSTER, gefeierter Autor der bahnbrechenden ALIEN-Romanversion, präsentiert mit ORIGINS einen eigenständigen Roman, der die Vorgeschichte der Ereignisse des Films ALIEN: COVENANT erzählt. Darüber hinaus lässt uns ALIEN: ORIGINS einen Einblick in jene Welt werfen, welche die Kolonisten für immer hinter sich lassen werden. © 2017 Twentieth Century Fox

Blood Rites

Author: Quinn Loftis

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781475233636

Category: Fiction

Page: 254

View: 1618

With the challenge complete and the corrupt Alpha of Coldspring, defeated Fane is now free to complete the mate bond with Jacque and perform the Blood Rites ... but Jacque will soon realize a plan has been put in motion that will change her course and possibly tear her from Fane's grasp forever.

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