When President Habyarimana’s jet was shot down in April 1994, Rwanda erupted into a hundred-day orgy of killing – which left up to a million dead. Fergal Keane travelled through the country as the genocide was continuing, and his powerful analysis reveals the terrible truth behind the headlines. ‘A tender, angry account ... As well as being a scathing indictment – Keane says the genocide inflicted on the Tutsis was planned well in advance by Hutu leaders – this is a graphic view of news-gathering in extremis. It deserves to become a classic’ Independent.
1390. Hailes Abbey, Gloucestershire. Two monks lie murdered, their Holy Blood relic stolen. As he attempts to return the relic to where it belongs, Crispin Guest must shield a former nemesis from a charge of murder while becoming entangled with a mysterious woman caught between Church politics and the dangerous intrigues of King Richard's court.
The dark, forbidding alleys of our ruined cityscapes; the hopeless lives of brutalized whores, amoral hit-men, and vengeful victims of violence-these are the landscapes and characters that fill the stories, poems, and prose-poems of Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. in his first collection. And yet, there is a strange and intoxicating beauty to Pulver's creations, for they transport the reader out of the mundane and into the unearthly by the effortless stroke of a dazzling metaphor. Many of Pulver's stories are innovative riffs on the enigmatic mythology of The King in Yellow, pregnant with the demonic witchery of the original. With this collection, Pulver has placed himself in the forefront of contemporary fantasy and horror lite rature.
ABOUT THE BOOK It is the season of the witch in Bon Temps. The characters of True Blood have dealt with anti-vampire fanatics, a sexed-crazed maenad, werewolves, and have even seen a bit of faerie power. What is left on our horror-genre list of supernatural beings? Witches. Next up, Godzilla? Get the play-by-play of this eventful season. MEET THE AUTHOR Nicki Bixler is an experienced writer and a member of the Hyperink Team, which works hard to bring you high-quality, engaging, fun content. Happy reading! EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK One running theme seen in various episodes of Season 4 is the process of trying to save face in the media. Nan Flanagan, in charge of PR for the AVL, must fix the mess that vampire Russell Edgington caused when he obliterated a human on live television. Nan and Bill Compton constantly say Russell's name when addressing the media so that the public will associate the incident with him only and believe it to be an isolated event. Additionally, the AVL's purpose is to gain equal rights for vampires, and they know that they have to be careful in the media during a time when many in the public are still anti-vampire. Lastly, civil rights is a theme that was introduced at the inception of True Blood and has been streaming through ever since. When the vampires revealed themselves during The Great Awakening it is clear the parallel between their cause and gay rights is stressed when the show uses the phrase "out of the coffin." The plight of the American Vampire League, looking for a constitutional amendment supporting the rights of vampires, also suggests a metaphor for any minority group who has fought for equal rights. Comically the parallel is shown in Season 2 when the Fellowship of the Sun, a conservative religious group takes direct aim at vampires. CHAPTER OUTLINE Background and Basics + Introduction + Alan Ball, Creator and Executive Producer + True Blood Season 4 Summary + Episode-by-Episode Commentary and Summary + ...and much more