As a college dropout, Pike turned to house painting and programmed computers prior to becoming a bestselling author. Pike was unsuccessful as a budding science fiction and adult mystery author, until his work was discovered by an editor who suggested he try writing a teen thriller. This suggestion resulted in Slumber Party , a book about a group of teenagers who run into bizarre and violent events during a ski weekend.
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The movie is no longer in print, however, some DVD's can still be found online. Also in , fans created a website based on Pike's novel The Midnight Club to discuss the author and share their stories. This site no longer exists. McFadden is an extremely private person; the little known about him is collected from his books and very rare interviews.
In the "About the Author" section of several of his books, McFadden lists his interests as astronomy, meditation, reading, running, surfing and making sure his books are prominently displayed in his local bookshop. He acknowledges Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Although his books are known as thrillers, they are often more focused on aspects of science fiction, spirituality, and whodunit.
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References to Egyptian, Greek and Hindu mythology are also common. Due to the fact that Pike didn't have time to write the sequel to The Cold One , tentatively titled Seedling , and the fact that the next book in the Alosha series, Nemi , has yet to be written, fans have begun an online petition for the completion of Nemi at ipetition. Many of the references in Master of Murder are believed by fans to be directly linked to Pike. Fall into Darkness has a character named Ann Rice. Much of the plot of the Final Friends trilogy focuses on the circumstances surrounding the death of Alice McCoy in the first book, The Party.
At the end of the final book, The Graduation , we learn that Alice's middle name, and the forename of lead protagonist Michael Olsen's newborn sister, is Ann also the first time a main character's name was Ann and not a middle name. In the Spooksville series, there is a woman called Ann Templeton who is suspected of being a witch. She appears in several books in the series. Passionate, riveting, and full of surprising twists and turns, this vampire love saga is well on its way to literary immortality. Iron's Prophecy. Vlad has to keep his vampire urges under control while dealing with the pressures of middle school.
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Suddenly the former loner with the bad reputation has someone to try for—his girlfriend, Kenzie. Something that will fracture the human and faery worlds forever, and give rise to the dangerous fey known as the Forgotten. As a teenage vampire, Vlad has spent the last four years trying to handle the pressures of school while sidestepping a slayer out for his blood. Now he's a senior, and in this final, action-packed book in the series, Vlad must confront the secrets of the past, unravel the mystery of who he really is, make decisions about his future, and face his greatest enemy.
It's a senior year that totally bites. Forced to choose between becoming an assassin for the dragon organization Talon and being hunted forever as an outcast, Ember Hill now stands with Riley and his band of rogue dragons. As Ember and Riley hide and regroup to fight another day, Garret journeys alone to the United Kingdom, birthplace of the ancient and secret Order of St. Book 4. Things have taken a darker turn for the half-human teenager with an appetite for blood.
With death threatening from every angle, Vlad will have to use every ounce of his skill and training to survive, but nothing can prepare him for what awaits him in the end. Watch a Video.
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These mortal enemies are locked in secret and deadly combat, with humanity none the wiser. To take her rightful place in the Talon organization, young dragon Ember Hill must prove she can hide her true nature and blend in with humans. As Ember struggles to accept her future, St. George soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian is tasked with hunting her down. It's another awful year at Bathory High for Vladimir Tod. The evil vampire D'Ablo is hunting for the ritual that could steal Vlad's powers.
His best friend doesn't want to be his drudge anymore. And it's getting harder for Vlad to resist feeding on the people around him. When months go by with no word from Uncle Otis, and D'Ablo shows up demanding Vlad's father's journal, Vlad realizes that having a normal high school year is the least of his concerns.
Vlad needs to act fast, and even his status as the Pravus won't save him this time.
The legions will be unleashed, and no human, rogue dragon or former dragonslayer can stand against the coming horde. Dragon hatchling Ember Hill was never prepared to find love at all, let alone with a human and a former dragonslayer. With Garret dying at her feet after sacrificing his freedom and his life to expose the deepest of betrayals, Ember knows only that nothing she was taught by dragon organization Talon is true. About humans, about rogue dragons, about herself. Ember vows to stand against St. George and her own twin brother, Dante—the heir apparent to all of Talon, and the boy who will soon unleash the greatest threat and terror dragonkind has ever known.
Talon is poised to conquer the world, and the abominations they have created will soon take to the skies, darkening the world with the promise of blood and death to those who will not yield. It's springtime at St. Vladimir's Academy, and Rose is close to graduation, but since making her first Strigoi kills, things haven't felt quite right. She's having dark thoughts, behaving erratically, and worst of all Consumed by her forbidden love with her tutor Dimitri and protecting her best friend, the Moroi princess Lissa, Rose is in no state to see the deadly threat that will change her entire world - and make her choose between the two people she loves most.
The Iron Knight. I am the last remaining son of Mab, Queen of the Unseelie Court. And I am dead to her. My fall began, as many stories do, with a girl To cold faery prince Ash, love was a weakness for mortals and fools. Then Meghan Chase—a half human, half fey slip of a girl—smashed through his barricades, binding him to her irrevocably with his oath to be her knight. To survive in the Iron Realm, Ash must have a soul and a mortal body.
But the tests he must face to earn these things are impossible. And along the way Ash learns something that changes everything. A truth that challenges his darkest beliefs and shows him that sometimes it takes more than courage to make the ultimate sacrifice. If you love action, romance and watching how characters mature through heart-wrenching trials, you will love this story as much as I do. The astonishing conclusion to the 1 international bestselling series And the ultimate sacrifice.
The Queen is dead and the Moroi world will never be the same. Now, with Rose awaiting wrongful execution and Lissa in a deadly struggle for the royal throne, the girls find themselves forced to rely upon enemies and to question those they thought they could trust. But what if true freedom means sacrificing the most important thing of all? Each other. Can't get enough? Look out for Bloodlines, Richelle Mead's bestselling spinoff series set in the world of Vampire Academy! The Iron Queen.
I thought it was over. That my time with the fey, the impossible choices I had to make, the sacrifices of those I loved, was behind me. But a storm is approaching, an army of Iron fey that will drag me back, kicking and screaming. Thirst No. At five thousand years old, the vampire Alisa thought she was smart enough to stay out of trouble.
But when her creator returns to hunt her, she must protect herself by befriending Ray, the boy who may be her only chance at finding her maker. When she begins to fall in love with Ray, all of a sudden there is more at stake than her own life. Originally published in , this series netted more than , copies as individual titles and later as bind-ups. Silver Shadows: A Bloodlines Novel. Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires.
They protect vampire secrets—and human lives. In The Fiery Heart, Sydney risked everything to follow her gut, walking a dangerous line to keep her feelings hidden from the Alchemists. Now in the aftermath of an event that ripped their world apart, Sydney and Adrian struggle to pick up the pieces and find their way back to each other. But first, they have to survive.
Meanwhile, Adrian clings to hope in the face of those who tell him Sydney is a lost cause, but the battle proves daunting as old demons and new temptations begin to seize hold of him. Their worst fears now a chilling reality, Sydney and Adrian face their darkest hour in this heart-pounding fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where all bets are off.
The Iron King. She has never quite fit in at school…or at home. But she could never have guessed the truth.
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For Meghan is the daughter of a mythical faery king…and a pawn in a deadly war. Frostbite: A Vampire Academy Novel. Book 2. Ember Hill left the dragon organization Talon to take her chances with rebel dragon Cobalt and his crew of rogues. A reckoning is brewing, and the secrets hidden by both sides are shocking and deadly. Soon Ember must decide: Should she retreat to fight another day…or start an all-out war? Breaking Dawn. Here is the series finale.
When you loved the one who was killing you, it left you no options. How could you run, how could you fight, when doing so would hurt that beloved one? If your life was all you had to give, how could you not give it? If it was someone you truly loved? To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan.
Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife have led her to the ultimate turning point. Her imminent choice to either join the dark but seductive world of immortals or to pursue a fully human life has become the thread from which the fates of two tribes hangs.
This astonishing, breathlessly anticipated conclusion to the Twilight Saga illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic. The Iron Warrior.
Book 7. The Iron Prince—my nephew—betrayed us all. He killed me. Then, I woke up. Waking after a month on the brink of death, Ethan Chase is stunned to learn that the Veil that conceals the fey from human sight was temporarily torn away. Now she is at the forefront of an uprising against the courts of Faery—a reckoning that will have cataclysmic effects on the Nevernever. To stop Keirran, Ethan must disobey his sister once again as he and his girlfriend, Kenzie, search for answers long forgotten.
In The Indigo Spell, Sydney was torn between the Alchemist way of life and what her heart and gut were telling her to do. And in one breathtaking moment that Richelle Mead fans will never forget, she made a decision that shocked even her. But the struggle isn't over for Sydney. As she navigates the aftermath of her life-changing decision, she still finds herself pulled in too many directions at once.
Her sister Zoe has arrived, and while Sydney longs to grow closer to her, there's still so much she must keep secret. Working with Marcus has changed the way she views the Alchemists, and Sydney must tread a careful path as she harnesses her profound magical ability to undermine the way of life she was raised to defend. Consumed by passion and vengeance, Sydney struggles to keep her secret life under wraps as the threat of exposure—and re-education—looms larger than ever.
Pulses will race throughout this smoldering fourth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where no secret is safe. In Box Set One, the first three full-length Iron Fey novels and two companion novellas begin a thrillingly romantic and action-filled fantasy adventure. On her sixteenth birthday, Meghan Chase's little brother is kidnapped—and Meghan learns she is the secret daughter of a faery king.
To save her brother, Meghan goes with childhood friend Robbie—the notorious Robin Goodfellow, or Puck—into Faery to seek her brother in the Summer and Winter fey courts. But a new kind of fey is rising, born of iron and technology, and poisonous to all of Faery. And as Meghan's journey to save her brother brings her into the sights of Prince Ash of the Winter Court, it also begins a quest to claim her destiny, intertwined with the fate of the dreaded Iron fey. The second graphic novel in the series of adaptations of Heather Brewer's New York Times best-selling series.
Freshman year stinks for Vlad Tod. Bullies still harass him. The photographer from the school newspaper is tailing him. And failing his studies could be deadly. A trip to Siberia gives study abroad a whole new meaning as Vlad connects with other vampires and advances his mind-control abilities, but will he return home with the skills to recognize a vampire slayer when he sees one? The Lost Prince.
Never let Them know you can see Them. Until the fey he avoids at all costs—including his reputation—begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family.
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His previous time in the Iron Realm left him with nothing but fear and disgust for the world Meghan Chase has made her home, a land of myth and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten. Glass Houses: The Morganville Vampires. College freshman Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation, where the popular girls never let her forget just where she ranks in the school's social scene: somewhere less than zero.
In Box Set Two, three full-length Iron Fey novels and one companion novella continue this thrillingly romantic and action-filled fantasy adventure series. Unless Ash denies his birthright and does something no faery ever has before—earns a soul. And so begins a quest that will unleash a fatal prophecy—one that may doom all of Faery and mankind. Puck, Grimalkin, the Big Bad Wolf and Meghan's little brother Ethan, all grown up, return in this special Iron Fey set, crossing paths and challenging destiny as prophecy and fate combine to awaken the oldest and most dangerous fey, long forgotten.
Vampire Academy: The Complete Collection. Richelle Mead. Enter the complete saga of the international 1 bestselling Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead—soon to be a major motion picture! Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making her one of them.
Rose and Lissa must navigate through this dangerous world, confront the temptation of forbidden romance, and never once let their guard down, lest the Strigoi make Lissa one of them forever. Claire has her share of challenges. Like being a genius in a school that favors beauty over brains; homicidal girls in her dorm, and finding out that her college town is overrun with the living dead.
On the up side, she has a new boyfriend with a vampire-hunting dad. But when a local fraternity throws the Dead Girls' Dance, hell is really going to break loose. Book Darren Shan is going home--and his world is going to hell. Old enemies await. Scores must be settled. Destiny looks certain to destroy him, and the world is doomed to fall to the Ruler of the Night Midnight Alley: The Morganville Vampires. Claire Danvers's college town may be run by vampires but a truce between the living and the dead made things relatively safe.
For a while. Now people are turning up dead, a psycho is stalking her, and an ancient bloodsucker has proposed private mentoring.