Though the Constitution guarantees the free exercise of religion, it does not specify what qualifies as a religion. From its founding in the 1830s, Mormonism, a homegrown American faith, has drawn thousands of converts but far more critics. In A Peculiar People, J. Spencer Fluhman offers a comprehensive history of anti-Mormon thought and the associated passionate debates about religious authenticity in 19th-century America.
In the dark corners of the world, a battle rages for the souls of the damned. They're known as The Fallen, souls afflicted with a curse that leaves them empty, violent, but immortal. The church calls them demons, vampires or the Nosferatu. For centuries a holy order known as The Righteous Fire has sought to destroy them, all the while hiding a secret that connects them, the church, to the beginning of the Nosferatu scourge.
Pollution, war and overpopulation have darkened the skies, photosynthesis is failing and most of the Earth's 20 billion souls face starvation and death. The only hope for survival lays with the fertile fields of Mars, where a 30-year terraforming effort is turning vast swaths of the red planet to green.
The lady Snowraven, fallen out of favor with the duke's inner circle, returns to the simple life of a humble shepherdess... But to lead her flock through the very heart of the mighty Andereke mountains, she must either cross the fabled bridge of Nelchatta... and pay the troll's terrible price... or risk being trapped by the nightmarish Thian Oil pits... a dark and terrible fate from which few escape... The putrid sludge from centuries of nexil-orbs - haunted by the vile creatures transformed by its insidious evil.
"Another excellent addition to a great series!"
The lady SnowRaven sets out to claim the fabled treasure of Okra-Bane, hidden amongst the mysterious circle of stones - the ancient remnants of a long forgotten civilization deep in the snow covered mountains of Andora. But little does she know that a swarm of vengeful Vosharian are stalking her, awaiting the ideal moment to strike, or that the circle of stones holds many, deadly secrets to ensnare treasure seekers.
"Conan, guns, and Cthulhuian horrors, oh my!"
The lady Snowraven becomes entangled in a tempestuous industrial revolution that promises to liberate the bleak mountaintop kingdom of Arkel-nia from the dominance of the Vosharian - a race of cunning and cruel bio-luminescent insects who have drained the kingdom's wealth for centuries. Nightmarish creatures whose taste for human flesh has decimated countless generations of Arkel-nian maidens - human sacrifices given in exchange for the glowing orbs that only the Vosharian can create.
"Conan has met his match & then some!"
Before you read this, think for a moment: Do you know where your keys are? What was the name of that last visitor to your office? We rely on memory every moment of the day, but many of us constantly complain that we're losing it faster than we ever imagined.
"try to forget it."