Vampire Zero

A Gruesome Vampire Tale

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Author: David Wellington

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307450198

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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One man stood between them and us. U.S. Marshal Jameson Arkeley—the country’s foremost authority on vampires—taught police investigator and vampire fighter Laura Caxton everything she knows about monsters. After a bloody war visited upon Gettysburg by an army of vampires, Arkeley gave up his own life to save others. Except he didn’t exactly die . . . Arkeley accepted the curse and is now a vampire himself. What’s worse, he’s the savviest vampire ever—he knows all the tricks better than anyone. Caxton is now faced with the task of destroying him. But Arkeley knows all her tactics too; after all, he taught them to her. Caxton realizes she must finish Arkeley before he succeeds in his quest to exterminate his own family, one member at a time. But even more important, she has to prevent him from becoming a beast exponentially more dangerous—a Vampire Zero. The author of 13 Bullets and 99 Coffins, David Wellington takes the Laura Caxton series to a whole new level in this action-packed third volume. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Vampire Knight: Memories

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Author: Matsuri Hino

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 1421598787

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 196

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After a fierce battle between humans and vampires, a temporary peace was established, but Kaname continued to sleep within a coffin of ice... Yuki gave Kaname her heart to revive him as a human being. These are the stories of what happened during those 1,000 years of Kaname’s slumber and at the start of his human life. -- VIZ Media

Vampire Knight

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Author: Matsuri Hino

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 1421544539

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 193

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Yuki Cross has no memory of her past prior to the moment she was saved from a vampire attack ten years ago. She was adopted by the headmaster of Cross Academy, and now works alongside Zero to guard the Academy's secret. Yuki believes that vampires and humans can coexist peacefully, but her partner has different ideas... -- VIZ Media

23 Hours

A Vengeful Vampire Tale

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Author: David Wellington

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307452786

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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In the next 23 hours, there will be no reprieve, no mercy, and no time off for good behavior. When vampire hunter Laura Caxton is locked up in a maximum-security prison, the cop-turned-con finds herself surrounded by countless murderers and death-row inmates with nothing to lose . . . and plenty of time to kill. Caxton’s always been able to watch her own back–even when it’s against a cell-block wall–but soon she learns that an even greater threat has slithered behind the bars to join her. Justinia Malvern, the world’s oldest living vampire, has taken up residence, and her strength grows by the moment as she raids the inmate population like an open bar with an all-you-can-drink supply of fresh blood. The crafty old vampire knows just how to pull Caxton’s strings, too, and she's issued an ultimatum that Laura can’t refuse. Now Laura has just 23 hours to fight her way through a gauntlet of vampires, cons, and killers . . . 23 hours to make one last, desperate attempt at protecting the world from Justinia’s evil. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Vampire Knight

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Author: Matsuri Hino

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 1421561913

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 198

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The Night Class is back in session, but Yuki finds herself quickly becoming second fiddle to Sara Shirabuki. With Kaname gone, Yuki is now desperate for blood, so Zero offers her his own. Will she break her promise to Kaname and drink from Zero? -- VIZ Media

The Passage

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Author: Justin Cronin

Publisher: Anchor Canada

ISBN: 0385671091

Category: Epic fiction

Page: 800

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A security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment that only six-year-old orphan Amy Harper Bellafonte can stop.

99 Coffins

A Historical Vampire Tale

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Author: David Wellington

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307406938

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Laura Caxton vowed never to face them again. The horror of what the vampires did is too close, the wounds too fresh. But when Jameson Arkeley, broken and barely recognizable, comes to her with an unfathomable, unholy discovery, her resolve crumbles. Arkeley leads Caxton to a tomb in Gettysburg recently excavated by a local archaeology professor. While the town, with its legendary role in the Civil War’s worst battle, is no stranger to cemeteries, this one is remarkably, eerily different. In it lie 100 coffins—99 of them occupied by vampires, who, luckily, are missing their hearts. But one of the coffins is empty and smashed to pieces. Who is the missing vampire? Does he have access to the 99 hearts that, if placed back in the bodies of their owners, could reanimate an entire bloodthirsty army? How did the vampires end up there, undisturbed and undiscovered for 150 years? The answer lies in Civil War documents that contain sinister secrets about the newly found coffins—secrets that Laura Caxton is about to uncover as she is thrown into a deadly, gruesome mission of saving an entire town from a mass invasion of the undead. . . . From the Trade Paperback edition.

Blood on Flesh (Wizard and Vampire)

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Author: Zip Zero

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781500717957

Category: Australian poetry

Page: 94

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I'm dying, was the last thought to escape Zip's mind before everything went black. What had he done? The portal in front of him had a mind of its own, holding him in a vice like grip, forcing him slowly towards its pulsating surface. The pressure made it near impossible to breathe, and his head started throbbing with pain, which rapidly spread throughout the entire body. He did not think he could endure much more of this torture; it felt like being stretched out to infinity, while being poked with iron rods straight from a blazing furnace. Flashbacks showed him as a young boy growing up in the gutters of Crudniggle, a city so vile and putrid that it was favored by characters of a more sinister and shady persuasion; usually lurking in the shadows at night, waiting for an easy prey. The unlucky victims, more often than not, ended up face down in an alley with a sharp pointy object protruding from their backs. Don't waste a second more contemplating if you should buy this book, it is a must read. Buy it now and experience first hand the riveting adventures of the wizard apprentice Zip, Zoe the vampire, Floki the Hordeland Barbarian Hero and many other odd characters and places. This fantasy book is packed with heroes, vampires and wizard spells. Still thinking about it, take action now! The orange buy button is yearning and waiting for you to click it. Regards Zip Zero"

How to Kill a Vampire

Fangs in Folklore, Film and Fiction

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Author: Liisa Ladouceur

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 177041147X

Category: Social Science

Page: 190

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Citing examples from folklore, as well as horror films, TV shows, and works of fiction, this book details all known ways to prevent vampirism, including how to protect oneself against attacks and how to destroy vampires. While offering explanations on the origins and uses of most commonly known tactics in fending off vampirism, the book also delves much deeper by collecting historical accounts of unusual burial rites and shocking superstitions from European history, from the “real” Serbian vampire Arnold Paole to the unique Bulgarian Djadadjii, a professional vampire “bottler.” It traces the evolution of how to kill the fictional vampire—from Bram Stoker’s Dracula and the Hammer horror films beginning in the 1950s to Anne Rice’s Lestat and the dreamy vamps of Twilight, True Blood, and The Vampire Diaries—and also celebrates the most important slayers, including Van Helsing, Buffy, and Blade. In exploring how and why these monsters have been created and the increasingly complex ways in which they are destroyed, the book not only serves as a handy guide to the history and modern role of the vampire, it reveals much about the changing nature of human fears.

Globalgothic

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Author: Glennis Byron

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1526102978

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 241

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'The dead travel fast and, in our contemporary globalised world, so too does the gothic.' Examining how gothic has been globalised and globalisation made gothic, this collection of essays explores an emerging globalgothic that is simultaneously a continuation of the western tradition and a wholesale transformation of that tradition which expands the horizons of the gothic in diverse new and exciting ways. Globalgothic contains essays from some of the leading scholars in gothic studies as well as offering insights from new scholars in the field. The contributors consider a wide range of different media, including literary texts, film, dance, music, cyberculture, computer games, and graphic novels. This book will be essential reading for all students and academics interested in the gothic, in international literature, cinema, and cyberspace.

The Chronicles of Subject Zero (Books #1-4 Wrong Place, Wrong Time)

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Author: P.A. Ross

Publisher: P.A Ross

ISBN: 1301234192

Category: Fiction

Page: 104

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(Books #1-4 Wrong Place, Wrong Time) The complete collection of short stories about Subject Zero. From his mysterious introduction in Hero's Break to the final startling revelations in Invaders. #1 Hero's Break #2 Halloween Party #3 Wedding Anniversary #4 Invaders

Vampire Knight: Fleeting Dreams

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Author: Matsuri Hino,Ayuno Fujisaki

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 1421581051

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 274

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A collection of short stories based on Vampire Knight Deranged Love A dying Rido reflects on his obsessive love for Juri. Gifts for Yuki Kaname rewards Yuki for doing well in her studies with tutor Aido. Hidden Love This is the story of Sara’s first love. Queen of the Abyss After Zero parts ways with Yuki and returns to being a vampire hunter, he encounters the vampire Shien. A Maiden’s Melancholy White Lily reveals her true sentiments for Zero. In a Thousand Years A year after the final battle, the Day and Night Classes find themselves on a hunt at Cross Academy. -- VIZ Media

The Twelve (Book Two of The Passage Trilogy)

A Novel (Book Two of The Passage Trilogy)

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Author: Justin Cronin

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345534891

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Look for a special preview of Justin Cronin’s The City of Mirrors in the back of the book. The end of the world was only the beginning. In his internationally bestselling and critically acclaimed novel The Passage, Justin Cronin constructed an unforgettable world transformed by a government experiment gone horribly wrong. Now the scope widens and the intensity deepens as the epic story surges forward with . . . THE TWELVE In the present day, as the man-made apocalypse unfolds, three strangers navigate the chaos. Lila, a doctor and an expectant mother, is so shattered by the spread of violence and infection that she continues to plan for her child’s arrival even as society dissolves around her. Kittridge, known to the world as “Last Stand in Denver,” has been forced to flee his stronghold and is now on the road, dodging the infected, armed but alone and well aware that a tank of gas will get him only so far. April is a teenager fighting to guide her little brother safely through a landscape of death and ruin. These three will learn that they have not been fully abandoned—and that in connection lies hope, even on the darkest of nights. One hundred years in the future, Amy and the others fight on for humankind’s salvation . . . unaware that the rules have changed. The enemy has evolved, and a dark new order has arisen with a vision of the future infinitely more horrifying than man’s extinction. If the Twelve are to fall, one of those united to vanquish them will have to pay the ultimate price. A heart-stopping thriller rendered with masterful literary skill, The Twelve is a grand and gripping tale of sacrifice and survival. Praise for The Twelve “[A] literary superthriller.”—The New York Times Book Review “An undeniable and compelling epic . . . a complex narrative of flight and forgiveness, of great suffering and staggering loss, of terrible betrayals and incredible hope.”—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel “The Twelve is even better than The Passage.”—The Plain Dealer “A compulsive read.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Gripping . . . Cronin [introduces] eerie new elements to his masterful mythology. . . . Enthralling, emotional and entertaining.”—The San Diego Union-Tribune “Fine storytelling.”—Associated Press “Cronin is one of those rare authors who works on two different levels, blending elegantly crafted literary fiction with cliff-hanging thrills.”—Fort Worth Star-Telegram From the Trade Paperback edition.

A People's History of the Vampire Uprising

A Novel

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Author: Raymond A. Villareal

Publisher: Mulholland Books

ISBN: 0316561657

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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In this ambitious and wildly original debut--part social-political satire, part international mystery--a new virus turns people into something a bit more than human, upending society as we know it. This panoramic fictional oral history begins with one small mystery: the body of a young woman found in an Arizona border town, presumed to be an illegal immigrant, disappears from the town morgue. To the young CDC investigator called in to consult with the local police, it's an impossibility that threatens her understanding of medicine. Then, more bodies, dead from an inexplicable disease that solidified their blood, are brought to the morgue, only to also vanish. Soon, the U.S. government--and eventually biomedical researchers, disgruntled lawmakers, and even an insurgent faction of the Catholic Church--must come to terms with what they're too late to stop: an epidemic of vampirism that will sweep first the United States, and then the world. With heightened strength and beauty and a stead diet of fresh blood, these changed people, or "Gloamings," rapidly rise to prominence in all aspects of modern society. Soon people are beginning to be "re-created," willingly accepting the risk of death if their bodies can't handle the transformation. As new communities of Gloamings arise, society is divided, and popular Gloaming sites come under threat from a secret terrorist organization. But when a charismatic and wealthy businessman, recently turned, runs for political office--well, all hell breaks loose. Told from the perspective of key players, including a cynical FBI agent, an audacious campaign manager, and a war veteran turned nurse turned secret operative, A People's History of the Vampire Uprising is an exhilarating, genre-bending debut that is as addictive as the power it describes.

Vampire Hunter D Volume 12: Pale Fallen Angel Parts 3 & 4

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Author: Hideyuki Kikuchi

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 162115498X

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

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Baron Byron Balazs nears the end of his arduous journey; his bodyguard-the enigmatic and deadly Vampire Hunter D — has delivered him to his faraway home in Krauhausen. Having survived the near-epic journey, and many attempts on his life — ordered by his father, the dread Vampire Noble Lord Vlad — the baron thinks he is ready for his final battle, whatever the cost. But Lord Vlad is not so easily vanquished, as he unleashes yet another host of nefarious killers on his son, not least of whom is a mad doctor who was enlisted to perform sinister experiments on the young baron's mother years before! * The epic conclusion of the longest Vampire Hunter D story ever. This book was originally published in four individual novels in Japan. To make this more affordable for fans, we're releasing this mega-novel as two omnibus volumes! * Features thirteen black-and-white line illustrations by Yoshitaka Amano.

13 Bullets

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Author: David Wellington

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780307393609

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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The first book in the Laura Caxton Vampire series from the author of the Monster Island trilogy. All the official reports say that vampires are dead--extinct since the late ’80s, when FBI agent Arkeley defeated the last vampire in a fight that nearly killed him. But when state trooper Laura Caxton calls the FBI looking for help in the middle of the night, Arkeley is unsurprised to hear that it sounds like a vampire attack. He’s been expecting such a call to come eventually. Sure, it has been years since any signs of an attack, but Arkeley knows what most people don’t: there is one left. In an abandoned asylum she is rotting, plotting, and biding her time in a way that only the undead can. Laura Caxton is out of her league on this case and more than a little afraid. Arkeley made it clear there is only one way out. The worst thing is the feeling that the vampires want more than just her blood. They want her for a reason, one she can’t guess; a reason her sphinxlike partner knows but won’t say; a reason she has to find out-or die trying. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The City of Mirrors

A Novel (Book Three of The Passage Trilogy)

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Author: Justin Cronin

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0804177643

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A thrilling finale to a trilogy that will stand as one of the great achievements in American fantasy fiction.”—Stephen King You followed The Passage. You faced The Twelve. Now enter The City of Mirrors for the final reckoning. As the bestselling epic races to its breathtaking finale, Justin Cronin’s band of hardened survivors await the second coming of unspeakable darkness. The world we knew is gone. What world will rise in its place? The Twelve have been destroyed and the terrifying hundred-year reign of darkness that descended upon the world has ended. The survivors are stepping outside their walls, determined to build society anew—and daring to dream of a hopeful future. But far from them, in a dead metropolis, he waits: Zero. The First. Father of the Twelve. The anguish that shattered his human life haunts him, and the hatred spawned by his transformation burns bright. His fury will be quenched only when he destroys Amy—humanity’s only hope, the Girl from Nowhere who grew up to rise against him. One last time light and dark will clash, and at last Amy and her friends will know their fate. Praise for The City of Mirrors “Compulsively readable.”—The New York Times Book Review “The City of Mirrors is poetry. Thrilling in every way it has to be, but poetry just the same . . . The writing is sumptuous, the language lovely, even when the action itself is dark and violent.”—The Huffington Post “This really is the big event you’ve been waiting for . . . A true last stand that builds and comes with a bloody, roaring payoff you won’t see coming, then builds again to the big face off you’ve been waiting for.”—NPR “A masterpiece . . . with The City of Mirrors, the third volume in The Passage trilogy, Justin Cronin puts paid to what may well be the finest post-apocalyptic epic in our dystopian-glutted times. A stunning achievement by virtually every measure.”—The National Post “Justin Cronin’s Passage trilogy is remarkable for the unremitting drive of its narrative, for the breathtaking sweep of its imagined future, and for the clear lucidity of its language.”—Stephen King “Superb . . . This conclusion to bestseller Cronin’s apocalyptic thriller trilogy ends with all of the heartbreak, joy, and unexpected twists of fate that events in The Passage and The Twelve foreordained.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Readers who have been patiently awaiting the conclusion to Cronin’s sweeping postapocalyptic trilogy are richly rewarded with this epic, heart-wrenching novel. . . . Not only does this title bring the series to a thrilling and satisfying conclusion, but it also exhibits Cronin’s moving exploration of love as both a destructive force and an elemental need, elevating this work among its dystopian peers.”—Library Journal (starred review) Praise for Justin Cronin “One of those rare authors who work on two different levels, blending elegantly crafted literary fiction with cliff-hanging thrills.”—Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Such a Dark Thing

Theology of the Vampire Narrative in Popular Culture

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Author: M. Jess Peacock

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630878189

Category: Religion

Page: 168

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Evil, death, demons, reanimation, and resurrection. While such topics are often reserved for the darker mindscapes of the vampire subgenre within popular culture, they are equally integral elements of religious history and belief. Despite the cultural shift of presenting vampires in a secular light, the traditional figure of the vampire within cinema and literature has a rich legacy of serving as a theological marker. Whether as a symbol of the allure of sin, as an apologetic for assorted religious icons, or as a gateway into a discussion of liberationist theology, the vampire has served as a spiritual touchstone from Bram Stoker's Dracula, to Stephen King's Salem's Lot, to the HBO television series True Blood. In Such a Dark Thing, Jess Peacock examines how the figure of the vampire is able to traverse and interconnect theology and academia within the larger popular culture in a compelling and engaging manner. The vampire straddles the ineffable chasm between life and death and speaks to the transcendent in all of us, tapping into our fundamental curiosity of what, if anything, exists beyond the mortal coil, giving us a glimpse into the interminable while maintaining a cultural currency that is never dead and buried.

Department 19

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Author: Will Hill

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101513500

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 544

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Jamie Carpenter's father is dead, his mother is missing, and he was just rescued by an enormous creature named Frankenstein. Now Jamie is pulled into a secret organization responsible for policing the supernatural, founded more than a century ago by Abraham Van Helsing. . . . Department Nineteen takes us through history, across Europe, and beyond - from the cobbled streets of Victorian London to prohibition-era New York, from the icy wastes of Arctic Russia to the treacherous mountains of Transylvania. Part modern thriller, part classic horror, it's packed with mystery, mayhem, and a level of suspense that makes a Darren Shan novel look like a romantic comedy.