Wraiths of the Broken Land

Desperate to reclaim two kidnapped sisters who were forced into prostitution, the Plugfords storm across the badlands and blast their way through Hell.

Wraiths of the Broken Land

A brutal and unflinching tale that takes many of its cues from both cinema and pulp horror, Wraiths of the Broken Land is like no Western you've ever seen or read. Desperate to reclaim two kidnapped sisters who were forced into prostitution, the Plugfords storm across the badlands and blast their way through Hell. This gritty, character-driven piece will have you by the throat from the very first page and drag you across sharp rocks for its unrelenting duration. Prepare yourself for a savage Western experience that combines elements of Horror, Noir and Asian ultra-violence. You've been warned.

Wraiths of the Broken Land

Wraiths of the Broken Land copyright © 2013 by S. Craig Zahler Published by Raw Dog Screaming Press Bowie, MD First Edition Cover Design: Nathan Rosen Book Design: Jennifer Barnes Printed in the United States of America Library of ...

Wraiths of the Broken Land

A brutal and unflinching tale that takes many of its cues from both cinema and pulp horror, Wraiths of the Broken Land is like no Western you’ve ever seen or read. Desperate to reclaim two kidnapped sisters who were forced into prostitution, the Plugfords storm across the badlands and blast their way through Hell. This gritty, character-driven piece will have you by the throat from the very first page and drag you across sharp rocks for its unrelenting duration. Prepare yourself for a savage Western experience that combines elements of Horror, Noir and Asian ultra-violence. You’ve been warned. Praise from Kurt Russell, Joe R. Lansdale, Booklist, Jack Ketchum, and Ed Lee: "Zahler's a fabulous story teller whose style catapults his reader into the turn of the century West with a ferocious sense of authenticity." -Kurt Russell, star of Tombstone, Escape from New York, Dark Blue, and Death Proof "If you're looking for something similar to what you've read before, this ain't it. If you want something comforting and predictable, this damn sure ain't it. But if you want something with storytelling guts and a weird point of view, an unforgettable voice, then you want what I want, and that is this." -Joe R. Lansdale, author of The Bottoms, Mucho Mojo, and Savage Season" "[C]ompulsively readable.... Fans of Zahler's A Congregation of Jackals (2010) will be satisfied; think Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained. [C]lever mayhem ... leads to a riveting climax." -Booklist "[A] classic Western that's been twisted into the shape of a snarling monster...." -Gabino Iglesias, Out Of The Gutter Online "It would be utterly insufficient to say that WRAITHS is the most diversified and expertly written western I've ever read."-Edward Lee, author of The Bighead and Gast. "WRAITHS always rings true, whether it's visiting the depths of despair, the fury of violence, or the fragile ties that bind us together for good or ill. It's a Western with heart and intelligence, always vivid, with characters you will detest or care about or both, powerfully written." -Jack Ketchum, author of Off Season and The Girl Next Door

Ridley Scott

... 138, 198, 293 Wraiths of the Broken Land (movie project), 203 Wraiths of the Broken Land (novel), 203 Wright, Frank Lloyd, 67 Wright, Joseph, 177 Writers Guild of America, 55 Wurlitzer, Rudy, 57 Yates, Janty, 122, 127 Yeager, Chuck, ...

Ridley Scott

With celebrated works such as Alien, Blade Runner, Thelma & Louise, and Gladiator, Ridley Scott has secured his place in Hollywood. This legendary director and filmmaker has had an undeniable influence on art and the culture of filmmaking, but is also a respected media businessman. In Ridley Scott: A Biography, Vincent LoBrutto delves into Ridley Scott's oeuvre in a way that allows readers to understand the yin and yang of his exceptional career. Presented is a unique crosscut between the biographical facts of Ridley Scott's personal life -- his birth and early days in northeast England, his life in New York City -- and his career in Hollywood as a director and producer of television commercials, TV series, miniseries, and feature films. Every film is presented, analyzed, and probed for a greater understanding of the visionary, his personality, and his thought process, for a deeper perception of his astounding work and accomplishments. The voices of cast and crew who have worked with Ridley Scott, as well as the words of the man himself, are woven throughout this book for a fully realized, critical biography, revealing the depth of the artist and his achievements.

Mean Business on North Ganson Street

A Novel S. Craig Zahler. ALSO BY S. CRAIG ZAHLER A Congregation ofJackals Wraiths of the Broken Land Corpus Chrome, Inc. MEAN BUSINESS on NORTH GANSON STREET S.CRAIGZAHLER THOMAS DUNNE BOOKS.

Mean Business on North Ganson Street

A distraught businessman kills himself after a short, impolite conversation with a detective named Jules Bettinger. Because of this incident, the unkind (but decorated) policeman is forced to relocate himself and his family from Arizona to the frigid north, where he will work for an understaffed precinct in Victory, Missouri. This collapsed rustbelt city is a dying beast that devours itself and its inhabitants...and has done so for more than four decades. Its streets are covered with dead pigeons and there are seven hundred criminals for every law enforcer. Partnered with a boorish and demoted corporal, Bettinger investigates a double homicide in which two policemen were slain and mutilated. The detective looks for answers in the fringes of the city and also in the pasts of the cops with whom he works—men who stomped on a local drug dealer until he was disabled. Bettinger soon begins to suspect that the double homicide is not an isolated event, but a prelude to a series of cop executions... The author, S. Craig Zahler, is currently adapting Mean Business on North Ganson Street into a movie for Warner Brothers; Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio are both attached to the project.

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Organisms from an Ancient Cosmos

His other novels Wraiths of the Broken Land , Hug Chickenpenny : The Panegyric of an Anomalous Child , and The Slanted Gutter were similarly well received . Zahler wrote and directed the 2015 film Bone Tomahawk , a Best Screenplay ...

Organisms from an Ancient Cosmos

A supernatural sci-fi graphic novel written and illustrated by S. Craig Zahler, the award-winning film director of Bone Tomahawk, Brawl in Cell Block 99, and Dragged Across Concrete. An alien spacecraft the size of a city materializes over the Pacific Ocean and the nations of the world jointly engage this enigmatic and incommunicative visitor with force. This battle results in large-scale destruction on both sides, but does not answer any of the questions that will haunt humanity: What are these utterly inhuman creatures? Where did they come from? Why did they choose to visit our planet? And . . . most importantly. . . . are more forces on the way? For the bereaved billionaire Carlton Land, renowned biologist Aimee O'Donnell, and the brilliant, but blunt USAAF Chief Scientist Kenneth Yamazaki, these questions must be answered in order to safeguard the future of the human race. Collects the original graphic novel published as an oversized hardcover with black and white art; this story is a haunting odyssey that you will not want to miss.

The Broken Land

Great Grandmother Earth has been growing progressively colderand drierfor longer than Ihave been alive, ... There, at the edgeof the burning village, wreathed in blowing smoke, stands a dark wraith, his black buckskin cape flapping ...

The Broken Land

A novel of North America's Forgotten Past Twelve summers after the events of The People of the Longhouse and The Dawn Country, the Iroquois nations remain locked in bitter warfare. Atotarho, the cannibal-sorcerer who leads the People of the Hills, schemes to set into motion a cataclysmic battle that threatens to destroy the Iroquoian world. His warriors spread fear and death wherever they go, taking captives and burning villages to the ground. Only five people are brave enough to challenge Atotarho. Odion, Wrass, Tutelo, Baji, and Zateri, kidnapped as children and sold into slavery, are now grown, and they have forged a desperate alliance that just might be strong enough to stop the madman. Odion, now a disgraced warrior known as Dekanawida or Sky Messenger, must convince his people that his visions of a great darkness will mean total destruction for all. His friend Wrass, who has become War Chief Hiyawento, and a powerful clan matron, Jigonsaseh, are his only hope. They must find a way to bring five warring nations together. Award-winning archaeologists and New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear continue their retelling of the story of the Peacemaker, one of North America's most beautiful epics in The Broken Land. Dekanawida's message of compassion and spiritual unity is as powerful today as it was six hundred years ago—perhaps even more so. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Broken Land

He could not claim the pneumatic musculature of his cousin in Foreign Affairs but he thought himself an adequate match for any wraith, demon or hobgoblin of the night. The figure at the rail turned, startled by a venting of gas from ...

The Broken Land

“At once disturbing and beautiful . . . superbly realized.” —The Times (London) Grandfather was a tree, Father grew trux, in fifteen colours. Mother could sing the double-helix song, sing it right into the hearts of living things and change them... The Land is a living, breathing, sentient world, where careful skills and talent can manipulate its very substance into a myriad different shapes and forms. This is the world in which Mathembe Fileli grows up, until the conflicts tearing her country apart shatter her village, her home and her family and scatter them to the four winds. Can Mathembe reunite her family in a world full of angels, talking trees, squalor and glory? “Ian McDonald takes on all the atrocity and strife of the 20th Century, radically displaces it, and dares to envision a means of change. It’s a brilliant achievement.” —Locus “McDonald is a superior writer.” —Booklist

Fragments of a Broken Land Valarl Undead

His sword fell from his grip and its light disappeared like a fleeing wraith. Bellarroth cursed. But it was not darkness that replaced the sword light. A steely gloom settled about him like ash. “Up!” growled Hanin's voice and a boot ...

Fragments of a Broken Land  Valarl Undead

In a place where no stars appear in the night sky, a group of strangers whose ancestries reach back to an earlier apocalyptic disaster are brought together to track down a resurrected corpse that might hold the key to the End of the World. Described by science fiction legend Jack Dann as "one of the strangest and most interesting visions to come out of the modern horror/fantasy genres," acclaimed author Robert Hood's Fragments of a Broken Land: Valarl Undead is an epic tale of greed, dying magic, strange monsters, and a motley group of heroes, with a strange and breathless climax you won’t easily forget. A riveting dark fantasy novel by a major talent!

Hug Chickenpenny

A gothic, Dickensian take on The Elephant Man, featuring a misshapen young boy as the titular character, Hug.

Hug Chickenpenny

An adorable miscreation escapes the orphanage questing for family, finding only trouble: a gothic, Dickensian take on the Elephant Man.

An Agony of Flame and the Fury and the Mire

He, out of all of us, had somehow known he would survive, unharmed by the maelstrom that had enveloped our lives. On the broken landwalls, wraiths of mist would be wandering, evoking other more ghostly presences.

An Agony of Flame and the Fury and the Mire

A two-part climax to The Last Vigil, An Agony of Flame and The Fury and the Mire, concludes the story of the fall of Constantinople. Here is an intense evocation, both of the gruelling eight-week siege itself and of the chaotic as well as terrifying aftermath. In part three, Niccolo and Demetrius serve on the great Roman land walls, enduring bombardment and nocturnal hand-to-hand combat. Nestor-Iskander reappears, a deserter now from the Turkish camp. Niccolo is badly wounded, recovering in Theodora’s house in the suburb of Studion. Then comes the night of the final Ottoman assault when, after a valiant defence, treachery leads to massacre (including the death of Demetrius) and Niccolo finds himself among a scatter of survivors. Part four centres on Niccolo’s frantic attempts to find a way through a city, now being systematically sacked. Moreover, he must think of others. Demetrius might be dead but Nestor-Iskander has survived and demands refuge. Then there is Theodora locked up with the faithful in Hagia Sophia. Can Niccolo reach her before the marauding enemy? So, he travels deeper and deeper into his adopted city’s heart of darkness. Nestor finds protectors, loses, then regains them. Theodora is found then lost forever. Mehmet appears once more; Cinnamon never reappears. Finally, after the city has been overwhelmed and pacified, Niccolo sets sail westward across the Mediterranean, not home to Venice but to an Atlantic shore where a new age of exploration is about to dawn.

Wraith Consumed

Shadows hugged the land below my feet. The earth was charred and barren. Broken thatch huts dotted the ground, alongside the blackened bare branches of shrubs. Bones poked through the black dust, half buried in the barren ground.

Wraith Consumed

Wraith Consumed is the fourth in the Demon Cursed series. If you like strong heroines that fight for the truth, lost souls that sacrifice all and the answer to the afterlife itself, dive into this exciting series today! The angelic power given to me is fracturing me apart. I’ve crossed the veil, but I don’t know who I am or how I can to be here. Ibn, the professor on the University of Creation, shows me my Akashic records to help me remember my past lives, but it doesn’t work. Demon attack. I ward them off using my power, calling a man so achingly familiar to me through a portal I created. Elliot knows me. He tells me I am his soul-mate. I want to believe him but the power inside me is unstable. Angelic power was never meant to be contained by a human soul. All dimensions of reality will collapse if I can’t contain it. Captured by demons, I must fight Lilith and remember who I really am before I fracture apart completely. Only my fully healed soul strands between Lilith’s rule and total annihilation of every plane of existence. Fans of Laura Thalassa’s ‘Four Horsemen’, I.T. Lucas ‘Children of the Gods’, and K. F. Breene ‘Demigods’ will devour this paranormal romance filled with angels, demons and impossible odds.

Wraith

How did I land on my head? ... Sadly, the bed was carved out of the earth, so that was a wall, and I broke my nose. Much to my displeasure, it was Sand who opened the door, so he was the one to find me cradling my broken, blood-gushing ...

Wraith

Its been nearly one thousand years since the Cataclysm. The land has healed, civilizations have recovered, and the world has moved on. Only the oldest trees recall the devastation, yet few still heed their warnings. The elder trees have always claimed that the god responsible for the Cataclysm would return to wreak havoc, but now they claim that it will be soon. Wraith, however, doesnt care about any of that. Having a meal and a drink and finding a way to stave off the ever-looming threat of boredom are far more pressing. After encountering a mysterious figure in a tavern, Wraith will have to choose between leaving the mystery unsolved, facing an uncomfortable past, or continuing to hunt for the ultimate allurecandied bacon.

Wraith Knight

“The only thing my ancestors have ever received from the sidhe were headaches and broken beds. I do not revere them the way my ... It will serve as a rallying cry to the oppressed peoples of the land.” I neglected to tell her the fact ...

Wraith Knight

The King Below, Enemy of the World, is dead. Will his successor save the world...or rule it? Jacob Riverson was once the greatest hero of an age. Cut down during what should have been the final battle against the King Below, he was condemned to centuries of torment as a Wraith Knight in the service of said monster. With the destruction of his master, Jacob finds his free will returning and discovers he is in a world torn by civil war between the King Below's former slaves and the heroes who "saved" them. Joining forces with the overly-idealistic but brilliant warrior Regina Whitetremor, Jacob must determine whether he has any place in the new world and whether his destiny is as a hero or monster.

Witch Wraith

The sun was almost fully out by now, and the world again had a peaceful look to it, even if the land below was dark and forbidding. “Challa Nand says we can fly right up ... could just barely pick out the tangle of broken Wircn WRAiTH 153.

Witch Wraith

From bestselling author Terry Brooks comes the final thrilling novel in a brand-new trilogy—The Dark Legacy of Shannara! NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER For centuries the Four Lands enjoyed freedom from its demon-haunted past, protected by magic-enhanced borders from the dark dimension known as the Forbidding and the profound evil imprisoned there. But now the unthinkable is happening: The ancient wards securing the barrier between order and mayhem have begun to erode—and generations of bloodthirsty, monstrous creatures, fueled by a rage thousands of years in the making, are poised to spill forth, seeking revenge for what was done to them. Young Elf Arling Elessedil possesses the enchanted means to close the breach and once more seal the denizens of the Forbidding in their prison. But when she falls into the hands of the powerful Federation’s diabolical Prime Minister, her efforts may be doomed. Only her determined sister, Aphen, who bears the Elfstones and commands their magic, has any hope of saving Arling from the hideous fate her captor has in store. Meanwhile, Railing Ohmsford—desperate to save his imprisoned brother—seeks to discover if his famed but ill-fated ancestor Grianne is still alive and willing to help him save the world . . . no matter the odds or the consequences. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Terry Brooks's The High Druid's Blade. Praise for Witch Wraith “Terry Brooks has written a slam-bang conclusion to his The Dark Legacy of Shannara trilogy with the stellar Witch Wraith. . . . He has a keen eye for great world-building as well as unforgettable characters. . . . The Dark Legacy of Shannara trilogy is arguably his best work to date.”—Associated Press “The final chapter in Brooks’s latest trilogy set in his beloved world of Shannara peaks in a bittersweet conclusion that seems to set the stage for future books. A must for the numerous die-hard Shannara fans.”—Library Journal Praise for Terry Brooks “The Sword of Shannara is an unforgettable and wildly entertaining epic, animated by Terry Brooks’s cosmically generative imagination and storytelling joy.”—Karen Russell, New York Times bestselling author of Swamplandia! “If Tolkien is the grandfather of modern fantasy, Terry Brooks is its favorite uncle.”—Peter V. Brett, New York Times bestselling author of The Desert Spear “I can’t even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks’s books I’ve read (and reread) over the years. From Shannara to Landover, his work was a huge part of my childhood.”—Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the Wind “Terry Brooks is a master of the craft and a trailblazer who established fantasy as a viable genre. He is required reading.”—Brent Weeks, New York Times bestselling author of The Night Angel Trilogy “The Shannara books were among the first to really capture my imagination. My daydreams and therefore my stories will always owe a debt to Terry Brooks.”—Brandon Mull, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Beyonders and Fablehaven series

Embers of a Broken Throne

Within the stone lay the key to conquering the Broken Lands. ... Those who weren't skilled enough to warrant a transformation into darkwraiths, bodies shrouded in a mist of shade, had become wraithwolves, pets to stalk wayward Matii.

Embers of a Broken Throne

In the aftermath of a titanic battle, Ancel and the remnants of his people are fleeing to Benez, a city reviled by the world. Hunted by assassins and shadelings, he must fight to see them survive even as corruption creeps across the land, and his father battles for sanity. Ryne still holds onto his secrets, but suspicious of those around him, he makes a surprising discovery of his own, one he cannot reveal. Irmina’s struggle with the loss of her parents, her feelings for Ancel, and her hate for Ryne, continues. As she comes into her power as a Beasttamer, she must hold onto a secret that could kill them all, while hoping the enemy will not discover what she knows. Meanwhile, the Nine continue to pull strings, and the armies of the Tribunal and Amuni’s Children march, their ultimate goal to see an end to Ancel and the Eztezians, and to breach the prisons of the gods. But as often is in Denestia, many things are not what they seem.

Wraith Enchanted

Hegaveher directions, hiscar having broken down far enough away that a walk backto themanor wouldbe miserable. Wherever the outer perimeterof the estate fell,he had to be on O'Shea land. Rory wouldn't take any chances with her safety.

Wraith Enchanted

Celia Brian is a witch--and that's not the worst of her problems. She's been in love with spell-catching Wraith warrior Jonas Grey her entire life. Sparring partner, friend, confidante--that's all she expects from Jonas. Beautiful golden gods aren't meant for mere mortals, even if she does entertain fantasies every once in a while. After demons murder his wife, the only focus Jonas has is killing his enemies. He lost his Amorta, his soul mate, and doesn't deserve to be interested in another woman, especially not his good friend and boss's daughter. When Celia unearths an ancient riddle that triggers a series of attempts on her life, Jonas's protective instincts are roused. Bound by a prophecy that could grant their deepest desires or take their lives, Jonas and Celia engage in the age-old battle between good and evil, life and death, and male and female.

Wraith Lord

The Northern Wasteland was somewhat misnamed and had much habitable land inside it. ... “We bloodied him and made him retreat,” Curse said, clenching his teeth as I heard a broken arm set before beginning to heal under Serah's care.

Wraith Lord

Jacob Riverson has assumed the mantle of the King Below and now rules over all the Shadowkind races. However, his desire to break the cycle of violence between the peoples of the Northern and Southern Kingdoms is doomed. The Nine Heroes will not rest until not just the Dark Lord is slain but all of his followers. Jacob thus sets out on a daring but foolhardy mission to a great northern city in order to recruit an army of allies. He hopes to break the Nine Heroes' army gathering there before it can be used against him. Unfortunately, that may divide his own forces. The Shadowkind, his wives, and secretive forces beyond his own control want a war every bit as much as Jacob's enemies. What's a Wraith Knight to do?

Way of the Wraith

... but it was obvious that there was no love shared between the two beings and that some sort of a rule had been broken. ... He sensed that it would now storm in this new world only and not back in the land of the living.

Way of the Wraith

Death comes at the end of every road, he had always said, and now it came for him. In a land devoid of memory, one man wakes from death only to discover that it’s nothing he could have ever imagined. Within a realm of fear and suffering, demons and angry spirits feed off of the recently deceased. Pain and attachment to the material world torture those that do not understand why they remain earthbound, or why some of them seem to be lucid at all. Stalked by reapers, hated by the living, and betrayed by those he once loved, one man races against time to discover why he remains upon the earth and what it is that he is supposed to accomplish. The end approaches. Not just for him, but for everyone.

White Whole

From thick red soil his brain sprouts toward the sun, expanding wide to shroud the broken land, till the storm god declares him ... blinding faith he might have traveled Earth on noble mission to convert followers for the light wraith.

White Whole

""White Whole"" presents 1,136 lyrics, pastorals, satires, elegies, and narrative poems written in 2018 by Surazeus that explore the evolution of the universe since the First Flash from the White Whole.