NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A thrilling tale of betrayal and revenge set against the nineteenth-century American frontier, the astonishing story of real-life trapper and frontiersman Hugh Glass The year is 1823, and the trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company live a brutal frontier life. Hugh Glass is among the company’s finest men, an experienced frontiersman and an expert tracker. But when a scouting mission puts him face-to-face with a grizzly bear, he is viciously mauled and not expected to survive. Two company men are dispatched to stay behind and tend to Glass before he dies. When the men abandon him instead, Glass is driven to survive by one desire: revenge. With shocking grit and determination, Glass sets out, crawling at first, across hundreds of miles of uncharted American frontier. Based on a true story, The Revenant is a remarkable tale of obsession, the human will stretched to its limits, and the lengths that one man will go to for retribution.
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Stephen O'Neil returns to the hometown he left 13 years earlier when his parents were killed in a car accident, for his former best friend's funeral. After finding out that his friend had drowned in suspicious circumstance, Stephen decides to stay and investigate. Stephen along with Reed's sisters, Julie and Tabitha, Julie's boyfriend Sly and Reed's ex-girlfriend Melissa, are invited to the mansion of a rich divorcee who claims to have information on Reed's death. After moving into the mansion there are a series of strange incidents in town. The detective investigating these incidents believes Stephen is behind them. Stephen and his friends start investigating in order to clear his name, as they are lead from the mansion, to the cemetery, to a supposedly haunted house Stephen is taken on a journey reminiscent of his childhood nightmares.
Sir Maurice Newbury is bereft as his trusty assistant Veronica Hobbes lies dying with a wounded heart. Newbury and Veronica’s sister Amelia must take a sleeper train across Europe to St. Petersburg to claim a clockwork heart that Newbury has commissioned from Fabergé to save Veronica from a life trapped in limbo. No sooner do they take off then sinister goings-on start to plague the train, and it is discovered that a mysterious cultist is also on board, determined to recover a precious artefact. Can Newbury and Amelia defeat him before he carries out his terrible revenge? But as Newbury and Amelia hurtle towards the only thing that can save Veronica, they uncover a terrible secret that could threaten the lives of everyone on board. A secret linked to Veronica’s past...
When Willie arrives in Indian Territory, she knows only one thing: no one can find out who she really is. To escape a home she doesn't belong in anymore, she assumes the name of a former classmate and accepts a teaching job at the Cherokee Female Seminary. Nothing prepares her for what she finds there. Her pupils are the daughters of the Cherokee elite—educated and more wealthy than she, and the school is cloaked in mystery. A student drowned in the river last year, and the girls whisper that she was killed by a jealous lover. Willie's room is the very room the dead girl slept in. The students say her spirit haunts it. Willie doesn't believe in ghosts, but when strange things start happening at the school, she isn't sure anymore. She's also not sure what to make of a boy from the nearby boys' school who has taken an interest in her—his past is cloaked in secrets. Soon, even she has to admit that the revenant may be trying to tell her something. . . . From the Hardcover edition.
Bounty huntress Argentia Dasani isn’t used to being prey, but that’s exactly what she’s become. The heroine of The Shadow Gate Trilogy returns in her most harrowing adventure yet! On the run from a pair of fiendish feline assassins, Argentia joins forces with friends old and new in a quest to stop an ancient evil bent on destroying all Acrevast. From its explosive opening to its final twist, The Crown of the Revenant King With the fate of the world at stake, Argentia pits her wits and her blade against a foe that holds sway over death itself—knowing that even if she can save the future, she’ll still have to survive the enemies of her past ...
Arthur Conan Doyle has just killed off Sherlock Holmes in "The Final Problem," and he immediately becomes one of the most hated men in London. So when he is contacted by a medium "of some renown" and asked to investigate a murder, he jumps at the chance to get out of the city. The only thing is that the murder hasn't happened yet—the medium, one Hope Thraxton, has foreseen that her death will occur at the third séance of a meeting of the Society for Psychical Research at her manor house in the English countryside. Along for the ride is Conan Doyle's good friend Oscar Wilde, and together they work to narrow down the list of suspects, which includes a mysterious foreign Count, a levitating magician, and an irritable old woman with a "familiar." Meanwhile, Conan Doyle is enchanted by the plight of the capricious Hope Thraxton, who may or may not have a more complicated back-story than it first appears. As Conan Doyle and Wilde participate in séances and consider the possible motives of the assembled group, the clock ticks ever closer to Hope's murder, in The Revenant of Thraxton Hall by Vaughn Entwistle.
The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge by Michael Punke | Conversation Starters A Brief Look Inside: Hugh Glass was a frontiersman, fur trapper, scout, explorer, and hunter. But he was known best for his encounter with a grizzly bear, and surviving. In The Revenant, the story of Glass’ ill-fated expedition with General Ashley’s men is described. He was mauled by a grizzly bear and left for dead by his comrades. General Ashley left two men behind to bury him when he died, but they robbed him, not just of his possessions but of any chance to survive in the wilderness. Glass overcame all odds and survived until he was able to return to the white areas, thoughts of revenge fuelling on his desire to survive. This book is as much a story of survival as it is of revenge. EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and its world come alive, and even after the last page of the book is closed, the story still lives on, inciting questions and curiosity. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into this world that continues to lives on. These questions can be used to… Create Hours of Conversation: • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to supplement the original book, enhancing your experience of The Revenant. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.
This book is a sequel to Love Poems at the End of Our Lives, The Last Poem and The Penultimate Poems, and follows the character Serenity as she recounts her journey after she lost her life.This work is a collaboration between the poets Joseph Leo Hickey and Amelia Vandergast.
This collection of essays that examines historical fiction from the eighteenth century to the present. In doing so, it provides a clear sense of both the shifts and continuities in the way historical recollection, strategies of representation, and reading practices intersect.