Servants of Satan, False Brothers, and Other Opponents of Paul: Jerry L. Sumney
Was the ´´Blood Countess” history´s first - and perhaps worst - female serial killer? Or did her accusers create a violent fiction in order to remove this beautiful, intelligent, ambitious foe from the male-dominated world of Hungarian politics? In 1611 Countess Erzsébet Báthory, a powerful Hungarian noblewoman, stood helpless as masons walled her inside her castle tower, dooming her to spend her final years in solitary confinement. Her crime: the gruesome murders of dozens of female servants, mostly young girls tortured to death for displeasing their ruthless mistress. Her opponents painted her as a bloodthirsty škrata - a witch - a portrayal that would expand to grotesque proportions through the centuries. In this riveting dramatization of Erzsébet Báthory´s life, the countess tells her story in her own words, writing to her only son - a final reckoning from his mother in an attempt to reveal the truth behind her downfall. Countess Báthory describes her upbringing in one of the most powerful noble houses in Hungary, recounting in loving detail her devotion to her parents and siblings as well as the heartbreak of losing her father at a young age. She soon discovers the price of being a woman in 16th-century Hungary as her mother arranges her marriage to Ferenc Nádasdy, a union made with the cold calculation of a financial transaction. Young Erzsébet knows she has no choice but to accept this marriage even as she laments its loveless nature and ultimately turns to the illicit affections of another man. Seemingly resigned to a marriage of convenience and a life of surreptitious pleasure, the countess surprises even herself as she ignites a marital spark with Ferenc through the most unromantic of acts: the violent punishment of an insolent female servant. The event shows Ferenc that his wife is no trophy but rather a strong, determined woman more than capable of managing their vast estates during Ferenc´s extensive military campai... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Leslie Bellair. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000246/bk_acx0_000246_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Many bounty hunters ply their trade throughout the galaxy, chasing down and capturing their quarries. These men and women are well known as hard fighters and relentless pursuers, but even among the bounty hunters, there is one who has forged a reputation for his brutality and skill. Now, you can hire Boba Fett the most feared bounty hunter in the galaxy for any Imperial Assault mission you may undertake.Boba Fett is a valuable asset for any servant of the dark side. Whether you hire him for a campaign or a skirmish mission, his formidable abilities and explosive armaments make him a deadly opponent. In addition to Boba Fetts own talents, you can also use the Soldiers for Hire agenda set to harry the heroes between missions. You can ground and attack a Rebel supply convoy on Yavin 4 in a new side mission and you can use any means necessary to take down a targeted hero during a mission.In your skirmish games, the new skirmish upgrade and Command cards included in the Boba Fett Villain Pack can provide a crucial advantage over your opponent. With Jump Jets , for instance, you can fly across the battlefield, cutting off your targets escape or quickly bypassing any obstacles that stand between you and a mission objective. Whether you battle through the new Imperial Space Station map or engage in another skirmish mission, this figure pack has plenty to offer to every player.
~Chosen as one of the best romances of 2013 by NPR and Library Journal~ From the beloved, award-winning Anne Gracie comes this brand-new series about four young women on the verge of destitution—until a daring act changes their fortune and transforms each of them into a glowing bride. For fans of Mary Balogh, Julia Quinn, and Stephanie Laurens... Governess Abigail Chantry will do anything to save her sister and two dearest friends from destitution, even if it means breaking into an empty mansion in the hope of finding something to sell. Instead of treasures, though, she finds the owner, Lady Beatrice Davenham, bedridden and neglected. Appalled, Abby rousts Lady Beatrice´s predatory servants and—with Lady Beatrice´s eager cooperation—the four young ladies become her ´´nieces;” neatly eliminating the threat of disaster for all concerned! It´s the perfect situation, until Lady Beatrice´s dashing and arrogant nephew, Max, Lord Davenham, returns from the Orient—and discovers an impostor running his household... A romantic entanglement was never the plan for these stubborn, passionate opponents—but falling in love may be as inevitable as the falling of autumn leaves... *Mary Jo Putney
Stormtroopers are the armored fist of the Empire, and are universally feared on Imperial planets. Naturally, Stormtroopers are one of the most common foes faced by the Rebellion, but their intensive training and seemingly-limitless numbers make them a danger to even the best prepared Rebel operatives. Of course, the Stormtroopers were first introduced in the Imperial Assault Core Set, but the Stormtroopers Villain Pack brings deadly new tactics and abilities to these most loyal servants of the Empire, as well as three new Stormtrooper figures that feature an alternate figure sculpt.In your campaigns, this expansion offers the new Vaders Fist Agenda set. You may goad the Rebel heroes into an attempt to sabotage the training facility of the renowned 501st Legion. On another mission, you might use the To the Last Man card to massively increase the attack and defensive power of the last Stormtrooper figure remaining in a unit, making this lone survivor a formidable opponent for any hero.Youll also find new skirmish game content in the Stormtroopers Villain Pack. A brand-new skirmish upgrade represents the training of the 501st Legion, offering two potent new abilities to any Stormtrooper squad enhanced with this card. At the same time, new Command cards reinforce figures after they die or invite your figures to engage in stealth tactics. Whether you play a campaign or a skirmish, this Villain Pack easily expands the ranks of your Stormtrooper armies.
This was one gunfight it looked like nobody was going to win...Rem McAllister had been in plenty of tough corners in the course of his violent career. But this was one of the toughest. He stood facing the town´s local gun-wizard and his pals, revolver in hand. He reckoned he could take him on and win - hell, he´d licked better men in his time. But what made this particular shoot-out so special was the fact that an assassin was waiting to put a bullet through McAllister and his opponent. And McAllister knew it-knew, too, that he was going to need all his courage, speed and skill to get out of this situation alive... Matt Chisholm, master of authentic Western excitement, has written a real McAllister adventure that´s a non-stop breathtaking crazy saga of violence and mayhem from beginning to end! Peter Watts (1919-1983) was born in London and used Matt Chisholm as a pseudonym for a series of his popular western novels. Watts first become a Civil Servant before he co-founded the Electro Acupuncture Voluntary Society of Britain and Ireland. It was here that he began to write for two official magazines although he soon branched into fiction. For more than a quarter of a century Watts had success with his novels under the names of Matt Chisholm, Cy James and Luke Jones. His first novel Out of Yesterday was published in 1950. Watts created the character Rem McAllister who appeared in over thirty Matt Chisholm books, starting in 1963 with The Hard Men. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John McLain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009394/bk_adbl_009394_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.