The Devourers

The Devourers

Perhaps she is the one who waits to return to me, drawn by some distant memory belonging to her son and devourer. This thought makes me terrified, it makes me sad, because if its true I'll never see Izrail again.

Author: Indra Das

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9781101967522

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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For readers of Neil Gaiman, Margaret Atwood, China Miéville, and David Mitchell comes a striking debut novel by a storyteller of keen insight and captivating imagination. LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD WINNER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST On a cool evening in Kolkata, India, beneath a full moon, as the whirling rhythms of traveling musicians fill the night, college professor Alok encounters a mysterious stranger with a bizarre confession and an extraordinary story. Tantalized by the man’s unfinished tale, Alok will do anything to hear its completion. So Alok agrees, at the stranger’s behest, to transcribe a collection of battered notebooks, weathered parchments, and once-living skins. From these documents spills the chronicle of a race of people at once more than human yet kin to beasts, ruled by instincts and desires blood-deep and ages-old. The tale features a rough wanderer in seventeenth-century Mughal India who finds himself irrevocably drawn to a defiant woman—and destined to be torn asunder by two clashing worlds. With every passing chapter of beauty and brutality, Alok’s interest in the stranger grows and evolves into something darker and more urgent. Shifting dreamlike between present and past with intoxicating language, visceral action, compelling characters, and stark emotion, The Devourers offers a reading experience quite unlike any other novel. Praise for The Devourers “A chilling, gorgeous saga that spans several centuries and many lands . . . The all-too-human characters—including the nonhuman ones—and the dreamlike, recursive plot serve to entrance the reader. . . . There’s no escaping The Devourers. Readers will savor every bite.”—N. K. Jemisin, The New York Times Book Review “The Devourers is beautiful. It is brutal. It is violent and vicious. . . . [It] also showcases Das’s incredible prowess with language and rhythm, and his ability to weave folklore and ancient legend with modern day loneliness.”—Tordotcom “A wholly original, primal tale of love, violence, and transformation.”—Pierce Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Red Rising Trilogy “Astonishing . . . a narrative that takes possession of you and pulls you along in its wake.”—M. R. Carey, author of The Girl with All the Gifts
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The Devourers

The Devourers

Nancy sooner than others had taken her own high place in the sun; for if most children are like robin redbreasts, slayers of their old, Genius, the devourer, is like an eagle that springs full-fledged, with careless, devastating wings, ...

Author: Annie Vivanti Chartres

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 9781465522184

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The Devourers

The Devourers

Nancy sooner than others had taken her own high place in the sun; for if most children are like robin redbreasts, slayers of their old, Genius, the devourer, is like an eagle that springs full-fledged, with careless, devastating wings, ...

Author: Annie Vivanti

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547220299

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "The Devourers" by Annie Vivanti. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.
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Cixin Liu s The Devourer

Cixin Liu s The Devourer

in other words, we have the same underlying biology as the Devourers. it's a lot easier than facing a group of invaders made of force fields and neutron star matter. Aside from providing life support, the water the devourers plunder.

Author: JD Morvan

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 9781803282817

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 112

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Humanity must rally together to save the Earth when its existence is threatened by a ruthless alien empire that consumes every planet it comes across.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Bazaar of the Bizarre

Bazaar of the Bizarre

The Devourers want not only the patronage of all beings in all universes, but—doubtless because they are afraid someone will someday raise the ever-unpleasant question, of the true worth of things—they want all their customers reduced ...

Author: Fritz Leiber

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781952438004

Category: Fiction

Page: 25

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In the Plaza of Dark Delights, which lies seven blocks south of the Marsh Gate and extends from the Fountain of Dark Abundance to the Shrine of the Black Virgin, the shop-lights glinted upward no more brightly than the stars glinted down. For there the vendors of drugs and the peddlers of curiosa and the hawkers of assignations light their stalls and crouching places with foxfire, glowworms, and fire-pots with tiny single windows, and they conduct their business almost as silently as the stars conduct theirs.
Categories: Fiction

Swords Against Death

Swords Against Death

Devourers offer for sale. This means of course that eventually the Devourers' customers will have nothing wherewith to pay the Devourers for their trash, but the Devourers do not seem to be concerned with this eventuality.

Author: Fritz Leiber

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781497616790

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Join the renowned barbarian and thief in this sword-and-sorcery adventure from a Grand Master of Science Fiction and Fantasy. While The Lord of the Rings took the world by storm, Fritz Leiber’s fantastic but thoroughly flawed antiheroes, Fafhrd and Gray Mouser, adventured and stumbled deep within the caves of Inner Earth as well. They wondered and wandered to the edges of the Outer Sea, across the Land of Nehwon, and throughout every nook and cranny of gothic Lankhmar, Nehwon’s grandest and most mystically corrupt city. Lankhmar, is Leiber’s fully realized, vivid incarnation of urban decay and civilization’s corroding effect on the human psyche. Fafhrd and Mouse are not innocents; their world is no land of honor and righteousness. It is a world of human complexities and violent action, of discovery and mystery, of swords and sorcery. Swords Against Death, the second volume in the Lankhmar series, finds Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser beginning their real journey. Their hearts altered by the loss of first true love, they embark on a long and winding path of drunken debauchery and womanizing until crossing paths with two cross wizards, Sheelba of the Eyeless Face and Ningauble of the Seven Eyes. A most violent of clashes ensues. Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser descend into Thieves House to discover the exacting skill of the united backstabbing Thieves of Lankhmar and their rival guild, the Slayer’s Brotherhood, the city’s unionized killers. They would wander along the Bleak Shore to a howling tower to show how fear is not the product of murder but the cause. Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser must resume their plundering and drunken debauchery until once again darkness had taken the balance for its favor and then a change would come. These are just a few of the encounters our swindling swordsmen will willingly endure in ridding their hearts of their first true loves. But did they know it would make them indentured swordsman servants to their former foes, the formidable Sheelba and Ningauble?
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The Captured Spy

The Captured Spy

If the Devourers hadn't done the honors, her presence definitely had. She would have preferred any unit other than Tobek's to be the ones tapped to respond, but Fates were assholes. Now, she had another team to keep safe in addition to ...

Author: K.A. Krantz

Publisher: K.A. Krantz

ISBN: 9780986253775

Category: Fiction

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Sometimes the Fates give you a do-over. Ten years ago, Bix and her team of Dark Ops agents had a mission to rescue one of their own. The mission went pear-shaped; her team died, she was exiled, and the package was never retrieved. The guilt for that failure is a weight Bix can’t shake…until she receives news that the agent is still alive and in possession of technology that could destroy the Mid Worlds. All Bix has to do is break the captured spy out of a top-secret supermax facility and destroy the tech before enemy forces beat her to the punch. Unfortunately, a prison built of potent magic to contain the Mids’ worst deviants isn’t on any map or radar. To get the necessary intel, Bix will resurrect a menacing identity and reach deep into the criminal underbelly where her legacy is far from forgotten. Old enemies lurk in the shadows, swift to strike. Even the darkness can betray her. As her allies fall, Bix will have to rely on the aid of adversaries to complete her mission. But supermax does strange things to the mind, and some things cannot be undone. Gods will perish when madness descends upon a captured spy.
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Halls Of Horror

Halls Of Horror

with a plan to deal with the devourers. General Roy Standish from the Kennedy Space Center didn't want to have the crew of Galileo 3 end up the same way as the crew from Galileo 2, and was desperate to deal with this issue before the ...

Author: James W. Cook

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781491767702

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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This is a compilation of short stories as a horror genre. There are fifteen short stories and the stories vary in length. It is the writers hope that the reader enjoys the book and looks forward to reading more of my future writings.
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The Exposed Spy

The Exposed Spy

The imps' chaotic retreat developed a pattern of herding gawping market vendors and fascinated customers into stalls and shops, forming a loose barrier between the Chweds and Devourers. Unlike angels, the Chweds of the market didn't ...

Author: K.A. Krantz

Publisher: K.A. Krantz

ISBN: 9781952293009

Category: Fiction

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What does a traitor look like to you? The desperately needed Mid World defense system is nearing launch, but a quality control test reveals a fatal flaw in the build. When the Consortium tries to silence the whistleblowers, it’s up to Bix and her team to identify the problem and devise a patch before more mortals die. It’s not going to be easy. Nothing and no one is what they seem. Enemies are wearing the bodies of allies. Allies are under government attack. Angels have gone rogue. Gods are missing. Native magic is corrupted. With a World on the edge of collapse, Bix must defy powers that could destroy the entire collective…or herself. No illusion can withstand the truths of the exposed spy.
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Hammer of Time

Hammer of Time

“You mean that if species like the Axials and Mirrans and Prians keep evolving, they will end up like the Devourers?” Gripper asked, horrified. “Perhaps,” Maeve said. “Xia says that the galaxy is not the same as it was when the ...

Author: Erica Lindquist

Publisher: Loose Leaf Stories

ISBN: 9781643190433

Category: Fiction

Page: 524

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Time heals all wounds. Duaal Sinnay may have banished Xartasia and the Devourers from Prianus, but they’re not gone. Maeve has gone to warn the Central World Alliance, but they have no interest in fairy tales and stories of monsters. So when rumors start of a mysterious White Queen promising the return of Arcadia, the Alliance takes no notice. Now it falls to the crew of the Blue Phoenix to discover what is happening. Maeve has little doubt that Xartasia is this White Queen, but if that’s true, then how can Devourers help her to bring back the kingdom that they themselves destroyed a century ago? Whatever the answer, it promises nothing good for the rest of the galaxy… Hammer of Time is the third book of the Reforged Trilogy.
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