By Laurie R. King
Known as "one of the main unique skills to emerge within the '90s" by way of Kirkus Reviews, award-winning writer Laurie R. King gives you an clever, terrifying, engrossing drama of excellent and evil, not like any she has written before....
A revered collage professor, Anne Waverly has a earlier identified to few: Years in the past, her personal unwitting act fee Anne her husband and daughter. Fewer nonetheless comprehend that this heritage and her educational specialty--alternative spiritual movements--have made her a super FBI operative. 4 instances she has infiltrated suspect groups, escaping her personal thoughts of loss and carnage to discover a degree of atonement. Now, as she starts off to appreciate existence once again, she has no goal of taking one other project. until eventually she learns of a couple of hundred childrens residing within the switch movement's Arizona compound....
Anne quickly realizes that adjust is not any usual group and hers isn't any traditional venture. For, faraway from appeasing the demons of her prior, this project is sweeping her again into their clutches...and to the razor's fringe of chance.
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Echidna—The “Mother of Monsters” in Greek mythology. Daughter of Gaea and Tartarus, she was a beautiful woman from the waist up, but her lower body was that of a monstrous snake with speckled skin. By her Titan husband Typhon, she bore children that were equally horrible: Cerberus, Orthus, the Hydra, the Harpies, the Chimaera, and the vulture that ate Prometheus’ liv- lers”)—The great cosmic stag of Norse myth that stands on the roof of Valhalla and browses the vast World Tree, Yggdrasil. Emela-Ntouka (Lingala, “Killer of Elephants”; also Chipekwe, Groot Slang)—A large, amphibious creature said to dwell in the Likouala swamps of the Congo, in Lake Banweolo, Cameroons, and in other swamps of the West African coast.
Traditionally, Charybdis has been located in the Strait of Messina off the coast of Sicily, opposite a rock called Scylla. But the whirlpool there is seldom dangerous, and scholars have recently suggested that a more likely location would be near Cape Skilla in northwest Greece. There are also families of crabs and butterflies called Charybdis. See Cìrein Cròin. Cheeroonear—These predatory creatures of Australian legend hunt and devour humans. They walk upright, trailing extremely long arms along the ground, and have canine heads.
It is said to be born from a cock’s egg, hatched by a toad. Similar to the Basilisk, its only foe is the weasel. Both Cockatrice and Basilisk derive from the Egyptian Spitting Cobra (Naja nigricollis), which sprays poison from its fangs with great accuracy into the eyes of its victims. A popular heraldic beast, its name was later applied to a venomous lizard of Armenia, and a huge brass cannon of Tudor times. Cock-Fish—A heraldic monster with the head, wings, and clawed feet of a rooster, and the tail of a fish.
A Darker Place (Anne Waverly, Book 1) by Laurie R. King