The Night Gate

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Author: JK Franks

Publisher: JK Franks Media

ISBN: 9781736215319

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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There are worlds that exist beyond our dreams…and our nightmares. A brilliant scientist has uncovered a secret that threatens humanity's future. Now his girlfriend is missing, and the voices in his head are back. Since losing his daughter, Emma, seven years ago, Pike Shepard has struggled to maintain a normal life for himself in the coastal community of Blackwater. It’s a quiet life, until a beautiful scientist shows up on his doorstep with a desperate plea for help. Dr. Kate Cassidy has uncovered a new aspect to quantum entanglement: the ability to not just see the multiverse but a way to travel through it. Her device allows them to SideSlip between parallel planes that are at once familiar and quite bizarre, wondrous, and terrifying. Her ability to travel between realities uncovers a dark future for mankind. A man with a dark purpose promises profound evil and a ruthless government agent eager to see them all fail. Unless Kate and Pike can outwit them, the place they call home may never be safe again. Few authors would dare tackle interdimensional travel from a hard-science point of view. Franks does that and does it brilliantly. Slip into this gripping techno-thriller, where the biggest enemy you face might just be yourself. You absolutely won’t want to miss The Night Gate. Grab your copy now!

The Night Gate

Immediately ahead, a small gate opened into the garden of a large house on his left. There were no lights, no signs of life in the house. Enzo tried the latch on the gate and it swung open. A stonetiled path fell steeply away through ...


Author: Peter May

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781784295066

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 477

**THE BRAND-NEW THRILLER FROM THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER** **'A TERRIFIC WRITER' MARK BILLINGHAM** **PETER MAY: OVER 5.5 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE** In a sleepy French village, the body of a man shot through the head is disinterred by the roots of a fallen tree. A week later a famous art critic is viciously murdered in a nearby house. The deaths occurred more than seventy years apart. Asked by a colleague to inspect the site of the former, forensics expert Enzo Macleod quickly finds himself embroiled in the investigation of the latter. Two extraordinary narratives are set in train - one historical, unfolding in the treacherous wartime years of Occupied France; the other contemporary, set in the autumn of 2020 as France re-enters Covid lockdown. And Enzo's investigations reveal an unexpected link between the murders - the Mona Lisa. Tasked by the exiled General Charles de Gaulle to keep the world's most famous painting out of Nazi hands after the fall of France in 1940, 28-year-old Georgette Pignal finds herself swept along by the tide of history. Following in the wake of Da Vinci's Mona Lisa as it is moved from château to château by the Louvre, she finds herself just one step ahead of two German art experts sent to steal it for rival patrons - Hitler and Göring. What none of them know is that the Louvre itself has taken exceptional measures to keep the painting safe, unwittingly setting in train a fatal sequence of events extending over seven decades. Events that have led to both killings. The Night Gate spans three generations, taking us from war-torn London, the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, Berlin and Vichy France, to the deadly enemy facing the world in 2020. In his latest novel, Peter May shows why he is one of the great contemporary writers of crime fiction. (P)2021 Quercus Editions Limited

Demon Hunter Severian Lady of the Night Gates

It was night and he was barefootand without acloak. ... Having no cloak was... well, it depended on how cold thenight was,and how cold itwould become aswinter set in. ... The road ledupto a large arched gate, closedfor the night.


Author: Giovanni Anastasi

Publisher: Acheron Books

ISBN: 9788899216160

Category: Fiction

Page: 205

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Milan, the new multiethnic capital of the Roman Empire, is in grave danger. Citizens from all walks of life die horribly in their sleep. Mysterious beings wander through the necropolis. A small statue, whose look is so grotesque it is intolerable to view, summons back an ancient pre-Christian deity whose name was better forgotten. Only Severian, the Demon Hunter, can deal with this terrible menace. Between horrid exhumations, black magic rituals, and ancient cults crawling beneath the ashes of the purifying fire set by Emperor Theodosius to assert Christianity, Severian’s investigation will lead him to a plot with potentially devastating consequences for the Empire itself. A plot behind which hides the goddess Hecate, The Lady of the Night Gates and mistress of every door of the universe... Demon Hunter Severian – Lady of the Night Gates perfectly recreates Imperial Milan with historical accuracy and blends action, mystery, romance and fantasy, leaving the reader holding his breath to the last page!

Night Gate

"Can't I go through the night gate? You said it had become a gateway that would take you from one place to another." The wizard looked troubled. "It is a world gate, but I don't know where you would end up if you went through it.


Author: Isobelle Carmody

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780375890895

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 858

Rage Winnoway’s closest friends have always been her four dogs: Bear, Billy Thunder, Elle, and Mr. Walker. When Rage sets off for the hospital where her mother lies in a coma, the dogs and the neighbor’s goat tag along. On the way, they run into the firecat, who talks them into going through a magical gate. And something wonderful happens! Each of Rage’s friends is transformed. Bear becomes a real bear; Billy Thunder, a teenage boy; Elle, a warrior woman; Mr. Walker, a small, large-eared gentleman; and the goat, a satyr with an inferiority complex. Together, Rage and her companions embark on a quest to save the world of Valley, a journey that is somehow tied to Rage’s family. In this brilliant tale of courage and transformation, Isobelle Carmody captures the magic of Narnia and the whimsy of Wonderland without losing sight of the real world and all its difficulties.

The Heir Of Night

Garan: a guard serving the House of Night. Gate of Dreams: a place between worlds and times that can be reached through dreams or via mind- or spiritwalking. Gate of Stars: see Great Gate. Gate of Winds: the main entrance into the Keep ...


Author: Helen Lowe

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748123247

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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A DARK ENEMY. AN ANCIENT WAR. A NEW CHAMPION. Young Malian is being trained to rule. Her people garrison the mountain range known as the Wall of Night against an ancient enemy, keeping a tide of shadow from the rest of their world. Malian is expected to uphold this tradition, yet she's known little of real danger until the enemy attacks her fortress home and the Keep of Winds becomes a bloodbath. Malian flees deep into the Old Keep - and when the danger is greatest her own hidden magic flares into life. But if she accepts its power, she must prepare to pay the price. 'The Heir of Night by Helen Lowe is a richly told tale of strange magic, dark treachery and conflicting loyalties, set in a well realized world' - Robin Hobb 'Dark and magical... The Heir of Night is a grand entrance' The start of an incredibly addictive new fantasy series - perfect for readers of Trudi Canavan, Karen Miller and Brent Weeks.

Illuminist and Fifty Gates of Night

Gates. of. Night. by Nathan Neuharth The Kabalists said that one must enter and pass up through the Gates to attain to the Thirty-two Paths of Wisdom; and that even Moses only passed through the forty-ninth Gate, and never entered the ...


Author: nathan neuharth


ISBN: 9781312517998



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Die Botschaft von Kambodscha The Embassy of Cambodia

Nach ihrem großen Roman »London NW« legt Zadie Smith mit dieser brillanten Erzählung nach – ein literarischer Diamant!


Author: Zadie Smith

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 9783462308532

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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Nach ihrem großen Roman »London NW« legt Zadie Smith mit dieser brillanten Erzählung nach – ein literarischer Diamant! Jeden Montag beobachtet Fatou einen Federball, der hinter den hohen Mauern der Botschaft von Kambodscha hin und her fliegt – ein scheinbar unendlich andauerndes Match. Fatou ist auf dem Weg zum Schwimmbad, wo sie jeden Montagmorgen ihre Bahnen zieht. Neben den sonntäglichen Treffen mit Andrew Okonkwo, einem bibelfesten Studenten aus Nigeria, ist dies die einzige Stunde in der Woche, die ganz ihr gehört. Den Rest der Woche arbeitet Fatou als Haushälterin bei den Derawals, kauft ein, kocht, putzt und hütet die Kinder. Nein, eine Sklavin ist Fatou nicht. Hin und wieder wird sie geschlagen, und bezahlt wird sie für ihre Arbeit nicht, das Haus aber verlässt sie regelmäßig und ohne um Erlaubnis fragen zu müssen. Fatou ist stoisch, sie geht durchs Leben, wie sie ihre Bahnen im Schwimmbad zieht, und es scheint fast, als würde alles immer so weitergehen – bis Fatou einem der Kinder zufällig das Leben rettet und damit das eingespielte Gleichgewicht der Familie Derawal durcheinanderbringt.Mit »Die Botschaft von Kambodscha« stellt die großartige Zadie Smith einmal mehr unter Beweis, dass es manchmal nur weniger Worte bedarf, um eine große Geschichte zu erzählen. »Dieses prägnante Glanzstück zeigt einmal mehr, warum Zadie Smith im Alter von 38 Jahren zu den kenntnisreichsten, witzigsten, differenziertesten Beobachtern der post-kolonialen Landschaft zählt.« The Star

The Shadow at the Gate

They elected Ablendan to ride out that night for the Stone Tower in Thule. He was the youngest of the four men and more suited to several days on horseback. “Try the Old Crow,” said Gerade. “They have decent horses.


Author: Christopher Bunn

Publisher: Christopher Bunn


Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 457

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The second volume of the epic fantasy saga that began with The Hawk and His Boy takes us back to the story of the thief Jute. The emissaries of the Darkness have infiltrated the city of Hearne in search of him. Desperate to escape, the boy flees the city and heads into the wilderness of the north. But the ghosts of the past have other plans for him and, soon, Jute and his friends must choose between their own deaths or the destruction of the entire land. All the while, the mysterious lady Levoreth races against time in order to discover who is behind the schemes of the Darkness.

Blood of the Dragon

The south main gate led to the river district and the night gate was next to it. It was 6' x 6' in size and anyone arriving after 10:00 P.M. could be let in that way. Garth could see the night gate from the shadows.


Author: James Gray

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781480943919

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 448

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Blood of the Dragon by James Gray An epic battle has begun involving the fate of the universe. Demonic elements are determined to invade the world’s peaceful inhabitants, enslave and destroy them. These peaceful creatures—elves, dwarves and humans—are led by the two fighting “brothers” and weapons’ masters, Lui Chin and Garth Pendrake, heir of the legendary King Arthur. Can the forces of good defeat the cruel and powerful armies of evil, led by the ultimate evil demon, Dagon? Read Blood of the Dragon and you will find out as you discover every twist and surprise in the elaborate diabolical plot, every flying kick and perfectly aimed shuriken and ultimately hope and romance in this most exciting of adventures.

Night Passages

My second example for a modern valorization of the knowledge gleaned from the night involves the figure of Orpheus, ... And yet the world into which one enters by way of night's gate in fact repre- sents the vanishing point ofwhat his ...


Author: Elisabeth Bronfen

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231147989

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 452

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In the beginning was the night. All light, shapes, language, and subjective consciousness, as well as the world and art depicting them, emerged from this formless chaos. In fantasy, we seek to return to this original darkness. Particularly in literature, visual representations, and film, the night resiliently resurfaces from the margins of the knowable, acting as a stage and state of mind in which exceptional perceptions, discoveries, and decisions play out. Elisabeth Bronfen investigates the nocturnal spaces in which extraordinary events unfold, and casts a critical eye into the darkness that enables the irrational exploration of desire, transformation, ecstasy, transgression, spiritual illumination, and moral choice. She begins with an analysis of classical myths depicting the creation of the world and then moves through night scenes in Shakespeare and Milton, Gothic novels and novellas, Hegel's romantic philosophy, and Freud's psychoanalysis. Bronfen also demonstrates how modern works of literature and film, particularly film noir, can convey that piece of night the modern subject carries within. From Mozart's "Queen of the Night" to Virginia Woolf 's oscillation between day and night, life and death, and chaos and aesthetic form, Bronfen renders something visible, conceivable, and comprehensible from the dark realms of the unknown.