You hear the muffled sound of footfalls on wet cobblestones, then the sound of heavy boots stepping through puddles. You can't see farther than ten yards in the thick fog that billows through the dockyards of Havena. You've lost track of your pursuers, but you're sure they haven't lost track of you. How can you get away? You never respected law and order quite as much as the priests of Praios said you should, and now this is the worst trouble you have ever been in. You cannot trust your eyes, and your ears even less so. Too many sounds echo in the streets-the hiss of an alley cat, the flapping wings of an old raven, and footsteps that seem to approach from every direction... The Vampire of Havena is a solo adventure that lets you dive into the action when other players are not available. Every chapter presents new challenges, and you will need to muster all of your abilities if you wish to escape with your skin intact! Familiarity with The Dark Eye RPG or the world of Aventuria is not required-this scenario includes a ready-to-play character and all necessary rules. Onward to adventure!
The Dark Eye Core Rules
Author: Markus Plötz, Jens Ullrich
Publisher: Paizo Publishng Incorporated
The Dark Eye is Germany's premiere fantasy role-playing game, in continuous publication for more than 30 years, now in English in this exciting new edition. You and your friends play the leading roles at the center of heroic action. Travel the land as a virtuous knight, elven ranger, or erudite mage. Rebuild the war-weary Middenrealm, marvel at exotic wonders in the Lands of the Tulamydes, discover lost ruins in the steaming jungles of the South, or try to drive back the evil of the Shadowlands. Rescue innocent victims from cults of the Nameless One, navigate labyrinthine plots and intrigues at the Court of the Empress, or stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the brave defenders of the border cities to repel the ever-growing Orc Storm. Experience the breadth of Aventuria, The Dark Eye's immersive fantasy world crafted by those steeped in medieval lore amid ancient forests, forbidding mountains, and fairy-tale castles. The Core Rules present all of The Dark Eye's refined, time-tested game system. Character experience earns additional skills, new spells, and special fighting styles to face ever greater challenges. To get started, all you need is pen and paper, dice, and this book. Build the characters you want to play, or choose from a large selection of customizable character archetypes. Enter the classic fantastic world of The Dark Eye. Glory and adventure await!
Author: Ray Garton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Buffy the Vampire Slayer. With midterms looming, the students at Sunnydale High are predictably stressed-out. Even super-student Willow is feeling the pressure to succeed. And when her usual study buddies -- Buffy, Xander, and Oz -- decide they don't need her tutorial sessions, Willow wonders if she's really what they don't need. But her hurt feelings don't explain her sudden antagonism toward Buffy -- or the strange dreams they've both been having. As tensions in the school escalate into brutal acts of violence -- and the perpetrators turn up horribly mutilated -- Buffy and the gang search for a supernatural source. The evidence indicates that someone is attempting to resurrect a powerful Hindu demon. Willow's new confidante, guidance counselor Promila Daruwalla, becomes the prime suspect...until Giles runs into an old "friend" who is always causing trouble. It will take all of the Slayer's resources...and the help of all her friends...to find the culprit and destroy the key to the demon's resurrection.
Author: Hector Gomez, Christopher Golden, Sandau Florea
My Weird Family Series
Author: J. K. Hawkins
Publisher: Lily Ruth Publishing
Author: Earl Javorsky
Publisher: Fiction Studio Books
Things haven't been going well for Charlie Miner. His work as a private investigator involves him with an endless roster of shady characters. His ex-wife is borderline crazy. And he hasn't been getting to spend anywhere near enough time with his teenage daughter Mindy, the one person in his life who truly matters to him.When he wakes up on a slab in the morgue with a hole in his head, though, things get even worse.Just before the shooting, Charlie was investigating a case involving fraud, gold, religious zealots, and a gorgeous woman who seemed to be at the center of everything. Even with a fatal bullet wound, Charlie can connect the dots from the case to his attack. And when his daughter is abducted by someone involved, the stakes get exponentially higher. Charlie needs to find Mindy before the criminals do the same thing to her that they did to him.After that, maybe he'll try to figure out how he's walking around dead.Irreverent, circuitous, and surprisingly touching, Down Solo introduces a crisp new voice to suspense fiction.
Joss Whedon's Watcher, Rupert Giles, goes on a solo investigation--back to high school--to uncover a vampire- and demon-filled mystery that is threatening the minds of the student body. From Joss Whedon and Erika Alexander comes a series that returns Buffy's Rupert Giles to high school! But this time--as a grown man living in a teenage body--Giles will be a student instead of a teacher. At an inner-city LA-area school, when a mystical influence is detected and teachers start to go missing, Giles enrolls to investigate. With the help of a new friend from class, Roux, Giles finds something more than vampires and demons . . . Something unusual and frightening is happening here. If Giles can get through a few days as a student, he'll have a chance to find out who, what, and where--but high school is still hell, y'all. Giles is dropped off to a high school adventure by writers Joss Whedon (Avengers, Serenity) and Erika Alexander (Concrete Park), and artist Jon Lam (Gotham Academy, Batgirl).
2017 is the 60th anniversary of the release of Hammer’s first Gothic horror film and the birth of the British horror genre: The Curse of FrankensteinA complete guide to a perennially and hugely popular British movie genreAn ideal read for anyone from the interested newcomer to the experienced film buffFeatures popular British stars such as Boris Karloff, Sir Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Simon Pegg When Hammer broke box office records in 1957 with The Curse of Frankenstein, the company not only resurrected the Gothic horror film, but created a particularly British-flavoured form of horror that swept the world. The British Horror Film from the Silent to the Multiplex is your guide to the films, actors and filmmakers who have thrilled and terrified generations of movie fans. In one book, you will find the literary and cinematic roots of the genre to the British films made by film legends such as Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff to Hammer’s triumphs starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, and the post-Hammer horrors such as Peter Walker’s Frightmare and huge British-made successes, including Alien and the zombie craze of the 21st century. The history, films, stars, directors and studios, all in one fascinating, fun and fact-filled volume. Whether you are an absolute beginner or a seasoned gorehound, you will find everything you ever wanted to know about the British horror movie, but were too bone-chillingly afraid to ask.
One of the Thea Sisters' favorite authors, a famouse mystery writer, has disappeared! To find him, the five mice travel to his native Iceland. Together they traverse the stunning landscape and reconstruct the plot of the author's latest novel. But it's more dangerous than they expected! Can the mouselets locate their beloved author, or will their search just end up as an icy mess?
The Paradise Snare
Author: A. C. Crispin
Recounts the early years of the young Han Solo, beginning with his late teenage years, as he chafes under the sadistic tyranny of the cruel Garris Shrike, and chronicling his transformation into a swashbuckling pilot, smuggler, and rogue. Original.
Author: Raina Telgemeier
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Raina Telgemeier’s #1 New York Times bestselling, Eisner Award-winning companion to Smile! Raina can't wait to be a big sister. But once Amara is born, things aren't quite how she expected them to be. Amara is cute, but she's also a cranky, grouchy baby, and mostly prefers to play by herself. Their relationship doesn't improve much over the years, but when a baby brother enters the picture and later, something doesn't seem right between their parents, they realize they must figure out how to get along. They are sisters, after all. Raina uses her signature humor and charm in both present-day narrative and perfectly placed flashbacks to tell the story of her relationship with her sister, which unfolds during the course of a road trip from their home in San Francisco to a family reunion in Colorado.
Any on-screen schmuck can take down a wolfman with a silver bullet. It takes a certain kind of hero to hoist that wolfman overhead into an airplane spin, follow with a body slam, drop an atomic elbow across his mangy neck, leg-lock him until he howls, and pin his furry back to the mat for a three-count. It takes a Mexican masked wrestler. Add a few half-naked vampire women, Aztec mummies, mad scientists, evil midgets from space, and a goateed Frankenstein monster, and you have just some of the elements of Mexican masked wrestler and monster movies, certainly among the most bizarre, surreal and imaginative films ever produced. This filmography features some of the oddest cinematic showdowns ever concocted--Mexican masked wrestlers battling monsters, evil geniuses and other ne'er-do-wells, be it in caves, cobwebbed castles or in the ring. From the 1950s to the 1970s, these movies were staples of Mexican cinema, combining action, horror, sex, science fiction and comedy into a bizarre amalgam aimed to please the whole family. Chapters examine the roots of the phenomenon, including the hugely popular masked wrestling scene and the classic Universal horror films from which Mexican filmmakers stole without compunction. Subsequent chapters focus on El Santo, Blue Demon, and Mil Mascaras, the three most prominent masked wrestlers; wrestling women; other less prominent masked wrestlers; and the insane mish-mash of monsters pitted against the heroes. Each chapter includes background information and a full filmography, and a wide assortment of striking illustrations--posters, lobby cards and other graphic material, some better than the movies they advertised--accompany the text.