The Revenants of EXLEY HOUSE The Homecoming

A Revenant.” No sooner than Bill had uttered the words, a loud bang resonated from downstairs, followed by the sound of breaking glass. Bill ran downstairs, and stopped in the hallway. He felt like his heart was almost coming through ...

Author: Peedie William

Publisher: Peedie William


Category: Fiction

Page: 325

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Exley House had lain empty and alone for years since Mary died, as if it had chosen isolation for itself, as if occupants were an extravagance it could forgo. Locals had always thought Mary had been verging on insane. One by one her four children had disappeared without a trace, but none of them had come forward to claim the house for themselves, nor take any of her belongings. The once immaculate grass now grew long and unkempt, and in that grass was narrow pathways made by local children hoping to catch a glimpse of Mary’s ghost. The new owner’s, Bill, and his wife Belle had seen the dilapidated Victorian house advertised on an auction site and happily ended up being the highest bidders. The moment Bill turned the large rusty key in the lock of the house, things began to stir and slowly awaken. They say every house has its secrets, but Exley House has more secrets than most buried deep within its walls. 60 years earlier, the house had been used for illegal abortions and other unspeakable horrors. A warning message etched into a door, child-sized footprints on freshly painted floors, the contents of an old tattered diary, and photographs of children found during the property’s renovations would make anyone sell up and move. The only thing for certain is Exley’s dead children, the revenants, will not rest until they are set free. Do you want to play?

The Revenants

Then the revenant stood up before them and spoke , while its voice seemed strangely powerful and resonant , for it possessed at once a strong echo which was unlike the voice of the magician himself , but seemed like two voices that ...

Author: Geoffrey Farrington

Publisher: Dedalus Limited

ISBN: 9781903517048

Category: Fiction

Page: 245

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A welcome return in a revised edition of Geoffrey Farrington's masterpiece of classic Gothic horror. A family curse reaches through time to damn a young man in Victorian Cornwall.

The Revenant Express

Not that the door would hold the fire or the revenants for long—the only real hope was to stop the train and decouple the burning carriage entirely. If he made it off the damn roof alive, he'd make sure that's what happened.

Author: George Mann

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1466808144

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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The grand adventure continues in George Mann's Newbury & Hobbes steampunk mystery series, as a Victorian special agent races across a continent to save his beloved's life on board The Revenant Express. Sir Maurice Newbury is bereft as his trusty assistant Veronica Hobbes lies dying with a wounded heart. Newbury and Veronica's sister Amelia must take a sleeper train across Europe to St. Petersberg to claim a clockwork heart that Newbury has commissioned from Faberge to save Veronica from a life trapped in limbo. No sooner do they take off then sinister goings-on start to plague the train, and it is discovered that an old villain, thought dead, is also on board and seeking revenge. Can Newbury and Amelia defeat him and get the clockwork organ back to the Fixer in time to save Veronica? And can they do so without Newbury going so far into the dark side of occult magic that he can never return? Meanwhile, Sir Charles Bainbridge is the only one of their team left in London to struggle with a case involving a series of horrific crimes. Someone is kidnapping prominent men and infecting them with the Revenant plague, leaving them chained in various locations around the city. But why? It's a rousing chase to save both London and Veronica. Will these brave detectives be up to the task? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Secretly Yours

'The bad revenants?' I asked Anya. 'Yes, sweetheart,' she said, nodding. 'They are our arch-nemesis. We call them “the Others”.' The revenants, for centuries, had been an antidote to the Others. They killed, while the revenants saved; ...

Author: Vikrant Khanna

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9386057166

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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Everyone has secrets . . . but is hers the most shocking? Orphaned at birth, seventeen-year-old Sahil has always blamed himself for his parents' death. He has little interest in life until he meets the enigmatic Anya in a chance encounter during the Shimla fest. Soon he falls head over heels in love with her, but Anya doesn't reciprocate his feelings. An accident leaves him in a coma and when he wakes up he makes a startling discovery-he can read minds! Now he can find out what goes on in Anya's mind and maybe, just maybe, make her fall in love with him. But is Anya all she seems? Or is she hiding something? Deliciously plotted, full of morbid secrets and startling revelations, Secretly Yours will make you question what you see and who you trust.

The Revenant of Thraxton Hall

“I should know this, coming from the Emerald Isle—the land of spooks and banshees—but what exactly is a revenant?” Madame Zhozhovsky shifted forward in her chair, leaning heavily on the walking stick. She thrust out a hand, ...

Author: Vaughn Entwistle

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1250035015

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Arthur Conan Doyle has just killed off Sherlock Holmes in "The Final Problem," and he immediately becomes one of the most hated men in London. So when he is contacted by a medium "of some renown" and asked to investigate a murder, he jumps at the chance to get out of the city. The only thing is that the murder hasn't happened yet—the medium, one Hope Thraxton, has foreseen that her death will occur at the third séance of a meeting of the Society for Psychical Research at her manor house in the English countryside. Along for the ride is Conan Doyle's good friend Oscar Wilde, and together they work to narrow down the list of suspects, which includes a mysterious foreign Count, a levitating magician, and an irritable old woman with a "familiar." Meanwhile, Conan Doyle is enchanted by the plight of the capricious Hope Thraxton, who may or may not have a more complicated back-story than it first appears. As Conan Doyle and Wilde participate in séances and consider the possible motives of the assembled group, the clock ticks ever closer to Hope's murder, in The Revenant of Thraxton Hall by Vaughn Entwistle.

The Dagger Queen

“We should eliminate as many as we can,” he said, eyes never leaving the revenants. Skye shook her head without really meaning to. “No,” she murmured. Her companions barely seemed to hear her. “Let me give the order,” Morwenna said, ...

Author: Amy Sanderson

Publisher: Amy Sanderson


Category: Fiction

Page: 258

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Skye Eskel has taken the throne of her kingdom. Despite opposition from all sides and a prophecy that promised her country's destruction, she's fought her way to the throne. Even as she secures her position, though, threats are mounting, from the blood cult led by her own estranged sister, to the vicious ghosts they've unleashed. She has new visitors to contend with, too. Stuck playing host to a delegation from the Imaldran Empire, Skye must navigate a prince's demands, even as traitors rise all around her. Prince Inigo has an offer to make, one that might finally give this new queen the strength she needs to dismantle her enemies – or see her crown in the hands of a foreign king. And despite all her efforts, the revenants are getting stronger. If Skye can't find a way to defeat them, whoever holds the throne will cease to matter. If both ghosts and Nocturnes can't be overcome, it won't be long before there's nothing left to rule.

They Suck They Bite They Eat They Kill

The only option is their death, because they will stop at nothing to kill the revenants who save lives instead of taking them. When they are animated, revenants age just like everyone else does. However, when they die, they reanimate at ...

Author: Joni Richards Bodart

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810882272

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 268

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This book examines six different monsters that appear in YA fiction: vampires, shapeshifters, zombies, unicorns, angels, and demons. Beginning with a discussion of the meaning of monsters in cultures all over the world, subsequent chapters discuss the history and most important incarnations of the aforementioned monsters. Titles featuring the same kind of monsters are compared, and interviews with authors provide insight into why they wrote these titles and information on why they are important. The bibliography at the end of the volume includes a comprehensive list of titles featuring the various monsters.

Night Shift

The revenants were gathering high above the warrior's head, beyond the reach of his sword or spear. If they charged him one at a time, he might stand a chance. But that wasn't how revenants fought. They would strike all at once to ...

Author: Nalini Singh

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698154045

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 697

Four masters of urban fantasy and paranormal romance plunge readers into the dangerous, captivating world unearthed beyond the dark... New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh delivers a smoldering story with Secrets at Midnight, as the scent of Bastien Smith’s elusive lover ignites a possessiveness in him that’s as feral as it is ecstatic. And now that he’s found his mate, he’ll do anything to keep her. In #1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews’ novella, Magic Steals, when people start going missing, shapeshifting tigress Dali Harimau and jaguar shifter Jim Shrapshire must uncover the truth about the mysterious creatures responsible. From Milla Vane—a warrior princess must tame The Beast of Blackmoor to earn a place among her people. But she quickly discovers that the beast isn't a monster, but a barbarian warrior who intends to do some taming himself. It’s seer Makenna Frazier's first day on the job at Supernatural Protection and Investigations, and her first assignment is more than she bargained for when bodyguard duty for a leprechaun prince’s bachelor party goes every which way but right in national bestselling author Lisa Shearin’s Lucky Charms.

Lich El

Ulec picked up the stick he had used on the first revenant and backed towards a tree. He was too small and lacked the strength to block or parry the attacks from the Undead but he was quick, and Almas could barely follow him as he ...

Author: Marc Van Pelt

Publisher: Marc Van Pelt

ISBN: 1468016423

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

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For four years Aguarius Forest has been Almas' childhood sanctuary where he and his best friend, Ulec, an elven child, have played with little knowledge of the wars that have plagued the world. But now, evil forces had set their eyes on their forest and threaten all that they hold dear. As two families fight to preserve that which is most important, Almas and Ulec begin to realize that more is at stake then they ever believed possible.

The Revenant

... reminding us again that what we were doing was illegal. "Come on," Reed instructed, whispering hoarsely now that a little bit of the fears had struck him, too. "Why don't we wait a bit and check that one 97 The Revenant.

Author: Brian L. Blank

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438938071

Category: Fiction

Page: 440

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Stephen O'Neil returns to the hometown he left 13 years earlier when his parents were killed in a car accident, for his former best friend's funeral. After finding out that his friend had drowned in suspicious circumstance, Stephen decides to stay and investigate. Stephen along with Reed's sisters, Julie and Tabitha, Julie's boyfriend Sly and Reed's ex-girlfriend Melissa, are invited to the mansion of a rich divorcee who claims to have information on Reed's death. After moving into the mansion there are a series of strange incidents in town. The detective investigating these incidents believes Stephen is behind them. Stephen and his friends start investigating in order to clear his name, as they are lead from the mansion, to the cemetery, to a supposedly haunted house Stephen is taken on a journey reminiscent of his childhood nightmares.