This Mortal Boy

' This is his story. 'A beautiful writer' - The Times Winner of the 2019 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize, the NZ Booklovers Award and the NZSA Heritage Book Award for Fiction.

This Mortal Boy

Author: Fiona Kidman

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 0143771817

Page: 304

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An utterly compelling recreation of the events that led to one of the last executions in New Zealand. Albert Black, known as the 'jukebox killer', was only twenty when he was convicted of murdering another young man in a fight at a milk bar in Auckland on 26 July 1955. His crime fuelled growing moral panic about teenagers, and he was to hang less than five months later, the second-to-last person to be executed in New Zealand. But what really happened? Was this a love crime, was it a sign of juvenile delinquency? Or was this dark episode in our recent history more about our society's reaction to outsiders? Black's final words, as the hangman covered his head, were, 'I wish you all a merry Christmas, gentlemen, and a prosperous New Year.' This is his story. 'A beautiful writer' - The Times Winner of the 2019 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize, the NZ Booklovers Award and the NZSA Heritage Book Award for Fiction.

This Mortal Boy 16pt Large Print Edition

Black's final words, as the hangman covered his head, were, 'I wish you all a merry Christmas, gentlemen, and a prosperous New Year.' This is his story.

This Mortal Boy  16pt Large Print Edition

Author: Fiona Kidman

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780369315687

Page: 498

View: 511

An utterly compelling recreation of the events that led to one of the last executions in New Zealand. Albert Black, known as the 'jukebox killer', was only twenty when he was convicted of murdering another young man in a fight at a milk bar in Auckland on 26 July 1955. His crime fuelled growing moral panic about teenagers, and he was to hang less than five months later, the second-to-last person to be executed in New Zealand. But what really happened? Was this a love crime, was it a sign of juvenile delinquency? Or was this dark episode in our recent history more about our society's reaction to outsiders? Black's final words, as the hangman covered his head, were, 'I wish you all a merry Christmas, gentlemen, and a prosperous New Year.' This is his story.

Grey Wings

The boy will save him if your Aurelius allows himself to be saved.” “Tell me of this boy!” he demanded. ... Tell him what you know of the mortal child.” “.

Grey Wings

Author: Katie Marie

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1291646329

Page: 194

View: 582

Jason is stranded in a dark city, and is in desperate need of help when he has no idea how he will get home. So, when he collides with Aurelius, an Angel only in the mildest sense of the word - who has committed a crime worthy of great punishment, but has been handed a rare chance at redemption - Jason can see a way home. However, their journey will be hampered by Fallen Angels, Earth Spirits, and Griffons - and none can say if everyone will make it home.

Lovestruck

So it is with the gravest of misgivings that I tell you we've decided to let you be with this mortal boy.” I hop up and grab my dad's arms.

Lovestruck

Author: Kate Watson

Publisher: North Star Editions, Inc.

ISBN: 1635830311

Page: 300

View: 159

When sixteen-year-old cupid-in-training Kali sticks herself with an arrow and falls for her own target, there’ll be Hades to pay. To reclaim her heart and destiny, Kali will have to disobey the Gods, defy the Fates, and hope she doesn’t lose her best friend in the process.

All Day at the Movies

Wry, moving, beautifully observed and politically astute, this novel from one of our finest chroniclers pinpoints universal truths through very New Zealand lives.

All Day at the Movies

Author: Fiona Kidman

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 1775538915

Page: 320

View: 970

Wry, moving, beautifully observed and politically astute, this novel from one of our finest chroniclers pinpoints universal truths through very New Zealand lives. Life isn’t always like it appears in the movies. In 1952, Irene Sandle takes her young daughter to Motueka. Irene was widowed during the war and is seeking a new start and employment in the tobacco fields. There, she finds the reality of her life far removed from the glamour of the screen. Can there be romance and happy endings, or will circumstances repeat through the generations? Each subsequent episode in this poignant work follows family secrets and the dynamics of Irene’s children. The story doesn’t just track their lives, but also New Zealand itself as its attitudes and opportunities change — and reverberate — through the decades. '. . . she is at a literary point when age is all gain – consummate craft, passion aplenty, the complex resonance of memory, and the edginess that comes from knowing about loss' – New Zealand Books Winner of the Heritage Book Awards, Fiction Category

This Scepter d Isle

"Here is Lord Denoriel and the mortal boy he is guarding. They need a path into the mortal world." There was only silence. Denoriel stepped closer.

This Scepter d Isle

Author: Mercedes Lackey

Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises

ISBN: 1618244221

Page: 496

View: 170

DENORIEL: WARRIOR OF KORONOS; RIDER IN THE WILD HUNT . . . NURSEMAID Denoriel Siencyn Macreth Silverhair was a warrior in Koronos' band, a fierce rider in the Wild Hunt, but when he was summoned he came obediently to the valley of the FarSeers. A glow of power lifted about the crystal lens. "Here is the nexus of our future," said the FarSeer in the dress of ancient Greece, and a mist seemed to pass over the surface of the lens. A moment later, the surface cleared, and within it, Denoriel saw the image of a human infant, red-haired and scowling, swaddled in fine, embroidered linen and lace . . . and glowing with power. The babe was being held by a figure that Denoriel recognized¾the mortal king of England, Henry, eighth of that name. The lens misted again, and scene after scene played out briefly before him¾briefly, but enough to show him a future very bright for the mortals of England, a flowering of art, music, and letters, of great deeds, of exploration and bravery. Oh, there were problems¾¾twice, if Denoriel read the signs aright Spain sent a great fleet against England, only to be repulsed at minimal cost. But the troubles were weathered, the difficulties overcome, and the result was nearly an age of gold. "And this," said the lady of the ancient ways, "Is what will come to pass if that child does not reign." Fires . . . Black-robed priests, grim-faced and implacable, condemned scores, hundreds, to the Question, torturing their bodies until they would confess to anything, then burning what was left in front of silent onlookers. Others, whose intellects burned as brightly as the flames, did not need to be tortured; they confessed their sins of difference defiantly . . . and were also burned. In place of a flowering of art and science, came a blight. Darkness fell over the land, pressed there by the heavy, iron hand of Spain and the Inquisition. "You are the key to all of this." The FarSeer's emerald eyes held his. "The red-haired child of Great Harry of England must live, and thrive, and grow up to rule. You must go to it in the mortal world, and become its protector." "But I am a warrior, not a nursemaid¾" he said, feebly. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Fancie S Followers

I expressed my concerns about this mortal boy in great detail to you before we parted, before we said goodbye on what I considered civil terms ... terms ...

Fancie   S Followers

Author: Jannet Ridener

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462008283

Page: 188

View: 322

I dont know a lot about too much of anything. Never did really used to think I did, but I didnt. A Midsummer Nights Dream, the classic Shakespearean tale of intricate sylvan misadventures, provides the inspiration for this contemporary retelling, shaped with a more modern sensibility. Stalled party plans, religious services, romance, and a midlife crisis lead earnest people into a forest for escape, blessings, notice, and solace. Incarnate deities take too much interest in the seekers lives for no better reason than the mismanagement of their own affairs and instigate the unintentional but escalating deterioration of matters for the bewildered mortals. Theres no tree too tall, or insect so small, that cant add more nonsense to the foolishness transpiring. These are mysterious circumstances for people who didnt know that miracles are real, are as old as the universe, and will continue in some form or another, somewhere or another, until the end of time.

The House Within

A novel of linked stories about a woman's search for identity beyond family ties, expectations and demands.

The House Within

Author: Fiona Kidman

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 1775530272

Page: 239

View: 449

A novel of linked stories about a woman's search for identity beyond family ties, expectations and demands. Bethany Dixon is at the centre of a complex network of relationships. She is mother and stepmother, wife and ex, daughter-in-law, sister and lover. Earthy, generous, addicted to children and food, Bethany has yet to establish her place in the world. Peter, who has loved and left her, still perceives her as the central drama of his life. In fragments and snapshots, Bethany, Peter and their children see their lives revealed as twenty-five years pass in the blink of a shutter. They discover their separate identities from unlikely sources.

The Last Faerie Queen

There was something about this mortal boy, something that drew me to him.” “Oh, Darkness.” She paled, though I didn't think it possible for her to get any ...

The Last Faerie Queen

Author: Chelsea Pitcher

Publisher: North Star Editions, Inc.

ISBN: 0738745456

Page: 408

View: 489

Allied with the Bright Queen, the faerie princess Elora rallies the Seelie Court for a battle aimed at overthrowing the Dark Queen and uniting the Faerie realm. While some of her allies question their ability to win, Elora senses victory, knowing she has a secret weapon: Taylor, the boy she loves, and a motley crew of his human friends.

Spark

“Although I owe you no explanation, mortal,” she said, “know that the Realm of Faerie will wither and die ... I expect you to succeed in this, mortal boy.

Spark

Author: Anthea Sharp

Publisher: Fiddlehead Press

ISBN: 1310196222

Page: 260

View: 413

*Winner of the PRISM Award for best YA Fantasy* What if a high-tech VR game was a gateway to the treacherous Realm of Faerie? DARK SECRETS... Superstar gamer Spark Jaxley's life might look easy, but she's part of an elite few who guard a shocking secret; the Realm of Faerie exists, and its dark magic is desperate for a foothold in the mortal world. PROMISE POWER... Aran Cole hacks code and sells his gaming cheats on the black market. It's barely a living, and one he's not proud of. But when he turns his skills to unlocking the secrets behind Feyland—the most exciting and immersive game on the market—he discovers power and magic beyond his wildest dreams. AND DESTRUCTION... Spark's mission is clear; pull Aran from the clutches of the fey folk and restore the balance between the worlds. But can she risk her life for someone who refuses to be rescued? KEYWORDS: Young Adult Fantasy, Coming-of-age, Fairies, Fairy Tales and Retellings, Celtic Folklore, Science Fantasy, MMO Gaming, Action Adventure, Magic Realms, Cyberpunk, Hackers, Videogames, Teen Romance, litRPG, Gamelit, Warcross, Ready Player One, Caravel, Graceling, Sarah J. Maas, VR, Virtual Reality, Portal Fantasy, ACoTaR

This Mortal Coil

I can see Cole's features so clearly in the little boy's face. He can't be more than five, with dark scars peeking out from the bandages across his chest, ...

This Mortal Coil

Author: Emily Suvada

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481496352

Page: 432

View: 592

“Redefines ‘unputdownable.’” —Amie Kaufman, New York Times bestselling author of Iluminae “I was thrilled. I was shocked.” —NPR “Stunning twists and turns.” —BCCB (starred review) In this gripping debut novel, seventeen-year-old Cat must use her gene-hacking skills to decode her late father’s message concealing a vaccine to a horrifying plague. Catarina Agatta is a hacker. She can cripple mainframes and crash through firewalls, but that’s not what makes her special. In Cat’s world, people are implanted with technology to recode their DNA, allowing them to change their bodies in any way they want. And Cat happens to be a gene-hacking genius. That’s no surprise, since Cat’s father is Dr. Lachlan Agatta, a legendary geneticist who may be the last hope for defeating a plague that has brought humanity to the brink of extinction. But during the outbreak, Lachlan was kidnapped by a shadowy organization called Cartaxus, leaving Cat to survive the last two years on her own. When a Cartaxus soldier, Cole, arrives with news that her father has been killed, Cat’s instincts tell her it’s just another Cartaxus lie. But Cole also brings a message: before Lachlan died, he managed to create a vaccine, and Cole needs Cat’s help to release it and save the human race. Now Cat must decide who she can trust: The soldier with secrets of his own? The father who made her promise to hide from Cartaxus at all costs? In a world where nature itself can be rewritten, how much can she even trust herself?

Feyland Books 4 6

“The boy speaks truly,” Thomas said. “One of his payments must be a return to the mortal realm.” “If he is able to prove himself, he shall reap the rewards ...

Feyland  Books 4 6

Author: Anthea Sharp

Publisher: Fiddlehead Press

ISBN: 168013034X

Page: 823

View: 262

~ The USA Today bestselling Feyland series continues with Books 4-6 now in one ebook boxed set! Over 800 pages of adventure, gaming, faerie magic, and a touch of romance, plus two bonus short stories. Grab the entire collection and save over 30% off buying individually. SPARK – Pro gamer Spark Jaxley risks everything to journey deep into the Realm of Faerie to save a computer hacker, only to find out he doesn’t want to be rescued… ROYAL – When a new girl attends Crestview High, Roy Lassiter can’t help being drawn to her, but she carries a dark secret that could destroy his world. MARNY – Marny Fanalua heads to the big city, glad to leave the creepy magic of the Realm of Faerie behind, but discovers there’s no escape from Feyland… Bonus story 1 – Brea’s Tale: Arrival – Find out a bit more about the mysterious Brea and how she came into the mortal world. Bonus story 2 – Trinket – Another short adventure in the game of Feyland, featuring a new character, Violet. Keywords:For fans of cyberpunk, MMOs, fairy tales, magic, quests, epic battles, romance, friendship, litRPG, coming of age, ancient ballads, futuristic virtual reality, Gamelit, Caravel, Warcross, Ready Player One, Graceling, Sarah J. Maas, Cinder, Marissa Mayer, Melissa Marr, Portal Fantasy, Virtual Reality

The Gemini Prophecy

... the mortal world, Nuada had gravitated to Rhys and Siofra to Aesliene, but lately the prince sought out the girl first, and this time, the mortal boy ...

The Gemini Prophecy

Author: Eliza March

Publisher: Eliza March

ISBN:

Page: 110

View: 625

Destiny stares at you in dreams then meets you in waking nightmares. Morgan and Brianna, two sixteen-year-old Irish girls, stumble upon a magical book hidden within the standing stones. Believing local mythology is just an interesting tale about immortal killers, vengeful gods, and age-old battles, they take the stories lightly...until the book mentions their ancestors and reveals the girls may be destined to fulfill an ancient prophecy. Discovering a deadly rift once split the fae and mortal realms as the result of a forbidden love between the fae and druids, the girls dedicate themselves to the book. A covenant with the gods had been broken, and the responsibility of restoring the worlds fell to the Gemini, descendants of the illicit lovers. These chosen caretakers of the elemental stones were challenged to protect the elements from the dark mystics. With a vow to destroy all the chosen, evil forces used black magic to release the daemon from the Underworld, and the Gemini went into hiding while the battles to find them raged on through the ages. Years later, psychics and profilers, all over the world, are being targeted for death. A historic pattern becomes obvious to a former FBI agent and an Irish psychic who, forced to join forces, are assigned to discover who or, more precisely, what is targeting psychics, and why. They also discover an improbable relationship linked to their past. Fae mythology isn't in the FBI training manual, but when a killer disappears into a solid stone wall, it's time for Graeme to re-evaluate reality. Recently, the pragmatic FBI instructor has a hard time dealing with the woman's thoughts seeping into his mind. Psychic or not, none of this can be real. More and more he’s convinced she's the same girl who's been in his dreams since childhood. Morgan only felt whole in her dreams when Graeme joined her. There is no doubt Graeme is her old imaginary playmate. What does it mean now that his thoughts are breaking through when she's awake? Even if he refuses to accept their connection, his presence in her mind is a comfort...until their shared dreams turn into nightmares.

Fox s Love Story

But as foxes, they were different from children in the mortal world. When a mortal child went to a private school, his parents would have to bring him a ...

Fox s Love Story

Author: Yan Jiu

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 1647815398

Page:

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Qing Qiu's Fox Lord had a demonic short life, and the newly appointed Fox Lord was still a young man. With the so-called 'previous dynasty's Venerable One', this Fox Lord was trembling in fear and trepidation. Green Painting: What do you like about me, Dongluo? Dongliu: Well, you are infatuated with me about this. I like it very much. [Previous Chapter] [Table of Contents] [Next Chapter] Qing-li: Don't flirt in public! There was even someone gasping for breath! A short introduction: This is a bamboo horse guarding the green plum in the end to take the green plum into the nest nibbling.

Imperishable War God

The chance to break through the seal and escape was still on this mortal boy. As for this mortal kid, he seemed to be a bit difficult to deal with!

Imperishable War God

Author: Hai Wuyan

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 1647570700

Page:

View: 580

Five hundred years ago, the heart of the Kunxu Realm's youngest Pill King, Ye Chenfeng, was pierced through by his beloved Jun Qiluo. As for his father, Star Sage, one of the Four Saints s, he was also beaten into falling into the abyss of darkness. Five hundred years later, Ye Chenfeng woke up in the Western Wasteland. Jun Qiluo was already the Holy Master of the Sanctuary. In this world where the strong preyed on the weak, patience was useless. Fists were the truth. Ye Chenfeng held the Time and Space Nature Energy in his hands, trained in the "Nine Revolutions Burial Deity Tactic", reconstructed his divine body, and vowed to return to the Eastern Desolation, flatten the entire Sacred Domain, and become the creator of the law of survival! ☆About the Author☆ Hai Wuyan, a well-known fantasy writer, member of the Shenzhen Writers Association, is good at writing long fantanovels. The style of writing is passionate, the plot is straightforward, and the world he built is grand which makes people desire for.

Fever

“You have no right to take a mortal lover, not without me. We share him.” “No,” I said. “You have...feelings for this...mortal boy?” “He isn't a boy, ...

Fever

Author: A.J. Llewellyn

Publisher: Totally Entwined Group (USA+CAD)

ISBN: 1781844542

Page: 137

View: 896

When Jepoi meets the man of his dreams, he has no way of knowing that Malakai is a fallen Hawaiian god condemned to eternity...as a vampire. The pantheon of gods were displeased when Kane, one of their major gods, fell out with his lover Kanaloa, one of the ruling forces over the Hawaiian Islands. Condemned to an eternal earth-bound life as a shape-shifting vampire, Malakai has one chance to break the curse. He must never fall in love and he must never intervene in human problems. All that goes astray when he meets Jepoi, a young male nurse working on the Big Island of Hawaii. Malakai falls for Jepoi and can't resist him, but then all hell literally breaks loose when Malakai saves Jepoi from ancient and deadly disease that returns to the fatal shores of Hawaii.