Das Buch „Dreamscapes´´ enthält Fotos der erstklassigen Fotografin Claire Takacs, welche die Schönheit von 70 der spektakulärsten Gärten der Welt festgehalten hat. Die Fotos beinhalten klassische Gärten, wie den idyllischen, edwardianischen Bryan´s Ground in Herefordshire und Kenrokuen, einen der beeindruckendsten öffentlichen Gärten Japans, sowie Gärten mit bahnbrechenden Beregnungsanlagen, wie den Hermannshof in Deutschland. Weitere Bilder zeigen Kult-Gärten, wie den atemberaubenden Dyffryn Fernant in Wales, Cloudehill in Australien, die Privatresidenz von Martha Stewart in den USA, das Zuhause von Vita Sackville-West, der Long Barn in Kent, den naturalistischen Garten Le Jardin Plume in der Normandie und den Hummelo von Piet Oudolf in den Niederlanden.
1993 books (Book Guide):An Eye for an Eye: The Untold Story of Jewish Revenge Against Germans in 1945, Nightmares & Dreamscapes, Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays, Umney´s Last Case, Girl, Interrupted, Dead Man Walking
Sixteen years it has been since the dazzling Khatrimantine Empire fell to the vast hordes of the Mogaun. Sixteen years since the invaders´ evil deity, the Lord of Twilight, was shattered into five hosts, five lost souls destined to become the Shadowkings. Sixteen long years since the forces of the Earthmother and the Fathertree were defeated, and the Rootpower magic itself was destroyed... But for Suviel, one of the few surviving mages, it was not a final defeat. Nor was it so for Ikarno Mazaret, Lord Commander of the Knights of the Fathertree. They and their companions face a deadly struggle against terrifying odds in their fight for freedom. Byrnak, one of the many warlords who squabble amid the Empire´s ruins, discovers that he is one of the five Shadowkings and thus compelled to bring the Lord of Twilight into fleshly being.Across the battlefields and dreamscapes of the land, he is driven ever closer to this goal. Tauric is the lost heir to the Imperial throne. He must learn courage and the realities of command if he is to survive the battles that lie ahead. These lives and uncountable others will be changed forever when the Empire´s last valiant defenders take arms against ancient sorceries and new terrors. Shadowkings introduces a world both dark and fascinating from a writer who is a major voice in the future of fantasy fiction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Philip Rose. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016263de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A mighty Amazon of the sea who has lost her way. A Blue Sight fleeing for her life, focused on a single, deadly mission. The face of Aggar has become nearly unrecognizable. The people have traded their free will for peace, bowing down to the Choir, a mysterious, faceless force in the dreamscape. The Choir´s songs sweep across the land, controlling the minds of the people. Controlling everyone but the Amazons - who have taken to the ocean, protected from the songs by the winds over the sea. Gender, race, religion, and conflict have become things of the past, but there is a darkness under the utopian veneer. Aggar beckons for new heroes. A secret as old as Aggar herself must be uncovered. Nix the Amazon captain. Reve the agent of chaos. They are the last of Aggar´s chosen guardians. The only two with the will to challenge the Choir´s rule and risk sacrificing Aggar´s peace to regain their freedom. Together they will discover Aggar´s dark origins and change their world forever...and their adventures will conclude the Amazon cycle that began with Shadow of Aggar and continued with Fires of Aggar and Sands of Aggar. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack R. R. Evans. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049815de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The dreamscape is a place of magic and mystery and meaning. In that nocturnal realm, ideas, images, sensations and emotions drift on the currents of the unconscious mind. Morpheus the Dream Falcon is most at home in that domain. By night, the one-of-a-kind winged immortal soars on those winds, observing and sometimes even entering the slumbering thoughts of another. By day, he is a highly sought after mercenary feared by his immortal kin both for his unmatched ferocity and his wicked obsidian talons. None of his prey escapes him. Cecilia Ramirez y Aguilera is the one he truly wants. But the striking oracle of the Court of the Light Immortals is closed to the handsome outlaw, even in her dreams. Broken by unimaginable losses, the seer is but a slave, subject to the whims of a master who is mad and without mercy. Drawn together by fate, their impossible passion ignites. But will that be enough to overcome the dangerous secrets each keeps from the other? Or will mistrust and the desire for revenge threaten to unravel the powerful magic that binds them? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kai Kennicott, Wen Ross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/068617de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Six races. Four realms. One human girl who can bring them together in peace or war. Lilae has been hunted since the night of her birth, for she is heir to a god´s throne. But everything that her surrogate family has done to protect her may have been for nothing. After Lilae is stripped of her powers and enslaved by the emperor of the Mithrani, she finds herself desperate to survive in a strange new world. On the other side of the world, Liam leads his army across the realm to protect the Tryans and the fairies from those who would do them harm. But when their odds of survival become next to impossible, he must set out on a journey to find a dragon, a child, and the blessing of a fallen god to aid him in the inevitable realm war. The path forward for both Liam and Lilae seems clear, until their dreamscapes collide. But while they draw strength from their connection, Lilae may be falling for the emperor, who should be her greatest enemy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joel Froomkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/057803de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
John Connolly thrilled readers with his best-selling novels, Every Dead Thing, Dark Hollow, and he Killing Kind. Now he delivers spellbinding suspense as Charlie Parker races to unravel a brutal crime committed in the Deep South. After years of suffering unfathomable pain and guilt over the murders of his wife and daughter, private detective Charlie Parker has finally found some measure of peace. As he and his lover, Rachel, are awaiting the birth of their first child and settling into an old farmhouse in rural Maine, Parker has found the kind of solace often lost to those who have been touched by true evil. But darkness soon descends when Parker gets a call from Elliot Norton, an old friend from his days as a detective with the NYPD. Now practicing law in Charleston, South Carolina, Elliot is defending a young black man accused of raping and killing his white girlfriend, the daughter of a powerful Southern millionaire. Reluctantly, Parker agrees to help Elliot and by doing so ventures into a living nightmare, a bloody dreamscape haunted by the specter of a hooded woman and a black car waiting for a passenger who never arrives. Beginning as an investigation into a young woman´s death, it is a fast-moving descent into an abyss where forces conspire to destroy all that Parker holds dear. Hailed as a "master storyteller" (The London Express) by critics stateside and abroad, Connolly has once again delivered a riveting and suspenseful story that draws listeners toward the horrifying crossroads of the past and present, of the living and the dead. "We are trapped not only by our own history, but by the histories of all those with whom we choose to share our lives;" he writes. As chillingly as it is beautifully rendered, The White Road is sure to tread a frightening path for even the most world-weary crime fiction fan. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Birchard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006924de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Vampire with the Dragon Tattoo: Three years ago, high school student Veronica Fortune witnessed the brutal murder of her parents. Now armed and dangerous, she sets out to hunt down the very thing that destroyed her life. That is, until she disappears. Spinoza is a private investigator who specializes in finding the missing. He´s good at what he does. Damn good. But he´s also a recovering alcoholic and a royal mess. Hired to find Veronica, Spinoza won´t let his personal demons - or demons of any kind - get in the way of finding the truth about the missing girl. Now following a bizarre set of clues that leads him into stranger and stranger territory, Spinoza is about to come face-to-face with something legendary... and something hungry for blood. The Vampire Who Played Dead: Two years ago, a woman is murdered in cold blood. Now a son she´d given up for adoption returns to claim his inheritance. To verify his claim, a DNA test is ordered. Except there´s one problem. Her grave is empty. Now hired to find the missing body, Spinoza will follow a set of clues that leads him to the unthinkable, a world of nightmares and dreamscapes. A world inhabited by the living and the dead. The Vampire in the Iron Mask: Spinoza is a private investigator who specializes in finding the missing. He´s good at what he does. Damn good. But he´s also a recovering alcoholic and a royal mess. Now determined to redeem his troubled soul, Spinoza won´t let his personal demons - or demons of any kind - stop him from finding the missing. In this third and final Spinoza mystery, a worker at a popular medieval dinner theater hires Spinoza to find out the identity of one of his co-workers, a co-worker who´s never been seen without an iron mask... and who just might be a real prisoner. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Justin Fraction. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021629de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As the royal heir of Zelnon, Princess Elodie should be living a charmed life. It is enchanting in a diabolical way that could destroy not only her existence but those she cares about as well. Her coronation is set for her 18th birthday, but an evil force is determined to destroy any chance she has of becoming queen. A week before her birthday a curse is enacted sending her to the nightmare realm of Malediction - sweeping her, a trusted guard, and the prince of a neighboring kingdom into its dark clutches. Escaping the world is impossible, but if they don´t find a way out they will either die or become permanent residents of the dreamscape. If Elodie doesn´t return home in time her kingdom could be lost to her forever. As they battle for their lives, every decision exacts a monumental price. They must make sacrifices that will burn holes into their souls and every step brings new risks. With victory within reach, they realize that it comes with an irremediable loss and must suffer the consequences of their actions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sarah Brooke Sheehy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/093783de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gwen Frazier is no stranger to ghosts. She sees them in pools of water, windows, mirrors - any reflective surface - at the scene of violent deaths. But finding justice for the dead is something she’s not trained to do and a luxury she can’t afford. What pays the bills is her work as a psychic counselor who sees auras and interprets dreams. The death of her friend and mentor, Evelyn Ballinger, brings Gwen back to the small town of Wilby, Oregon, and brings back memories she would rather forget. Two years ago, a killer stalked the members of one of Ballinger’s research studies including Gwen. She survived, but two others didn’t, though the deaths were attributed to natural causes. The apparent suicide of the killer closed the case, yet Gwen knows otherwise. And now, she’s a suspect. Enter Judson Coppersmith - a man of startling power and disturbing energy. Sent by a friend to help Gwen, the psychic investigator arrives in Wilby barely in control of his own talent and his own life, haunted by urgent dreams. His attraction to Gwen is primal, but there are secrets he must keep to protect himself from surrendering to her completely. As their investigation into deaths past and present draws them ever closer to danger, Gwen finds herself going too far - into dreamscapes, into decades of deception, and into the fires of a desire too strong to resist.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tanya Eby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/004658de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.