Cochise, a Chiricahua, was said to be the most resourceful, most brutal, most feared Apache. He and his warriors raided in both Mexico and the United States, crossing the border both ways to obtain sanctuary after raids for cattle, horses, and other livestock. Once, only he was captured and imprisoned; on the day he was freed he vowed never to be taken again. From that day, he gave no quarter and asked none.
Lord Darcy and Master Wizard Sean O. Lauchlainn return in this authorized sequel to the stories of Randall Garrett. In 1988, in an alternate universe in which the Plantagenets still rule Britain, France, and the New World, magic has displaced science.
This updated version of The Fire of His Holiness includes a chapter to answer the most frequent question the author receives: "How can I receive the fire of God in my life?" There is also a chapter of supernatural testimonies from others who had their own encounter with God, after hearing Rev. Sergio's testimony.
Feeling sure he has finally cracked the secrets of man's evolution, Dr. Trenton Hallowed uses himself as a guinea pig for his new genetic mutagen. He soon finds himself upon the threshold of unbelievable power. But a vicious beast is waking within him. An increasing number of people turn up brutally murdered in the lower districts of the city as Trenton celebrates new success.
"always like Somers."
Ju-hai had troubles enough without spirit entanglements. He had a powerful enemy, seeking to destroy his family to seize their lands. Somehow, Ju-hai had to rescue his father, illegally impressed to fight a distant war, even though success meant outlawry. Then he had to win justice and vengeance against the enemy. It was a task to confound a mighty warrior and magician. And, of course, there was the matter of Hsi-feng, the little slave girl.
Who is killing the street scats of Endelas Ortanos? After running the streets for most of his life, Skerth knows to avoid rival scats and skin traders, but this is something new. These killings are more than random acts of violence. All the victims are nearly 15 summers old, orphans and outcasts - just like he is, just like the lost heir to the throne. Dodging the city's caretakers, a rival street gang, and a handful of pirates working their own dark plans, Skerth trusts no one but his friend and secretive fellow scat, Kiri.
This testimony will show you just how much God can bring a person out of any amount darkness and into the light. This was a young boy growing up throughout his childhood and teenage years surrounded by darkness and full of depression, bitterness, disobedience, and hatred. He was a young man who knew of God but could never find him. Finally God came and changed his life forever.
Mercenaries are gamblers - they fight for pay but they die without honor. To sell yourself as a soldier in someone else's war makes no sense unless your side wins. No one becomes a mercenary except desperate men, natural killers, and someone like Earl Dumarest. Earl sold himself because he had a quest and he always needed money to continue his search for the way home, home to Earth, a world whose existence nobody believed.
Dumarest, coming closer to the trail of the mythical Earth, is forced to divert his attention to hunt for a nebulous ghost world. That planet was said to hold on its surface a castle of heart's desire - where every wish would be fulfilled, including, perhaps, the return to Earth itself!
Outwardly, Papa Schimmelhorn is an elderly cuckoo clock assembler with overactive hormones. But beneath the lecherous facade lurks a powerful subconscious. Having solved the problems of time travel, black holes, and alternate universes, he looks forward with unbounded glee to the simple problem of converting lead into the world's most precious commodity - gold! But then he meets Gaspar Gansfleisch, the finest (and vilest) alchemist in Europe.
He has the mind of a child, the sexual proclivities of a teenager - and the subconscious of a scientific genius. And despite the best efforts of Mama Schimmelhorn to get her old man to make Swiss cuckoo clocks by day and stay home by night, Papa's inventions will keep coming.
When two teens find an abandoned manor house out in the woods, they get far more than they bargained for. Disturbing this house costs you dearly. When his best friend, Violet Charms, disappears, Percival knows what he must do. The house is calling him back, and the only way to save his friend is to answer that call.