In the fantastical world of Michael Pryor’s new novel, humans live alongside elves, dwarves, werewolves and ogres. Bruno Trask is a human boy with very boring job: he has to parade around local shopping mall dressed as Roger, Smiley Dragon. One day at fabulous collection enchanted jewellery on display. It presided over by Dark Lady, most famous, rich influential Elf in world. Just she’s unveiling main attraction—an old family heirloom called Black Star—Bruno accidentally knocks it out her hand spectacular collision. soars high into air Bruno, again accidentally, puts his catches it. flash light, Star merges becomes embedded middle palm. Suddenly, centre attention. The Lady wants back she’ll do anything get With two bodyguard ogres after him, quickly finds himself run. Will stay Lady’s clutches? And what secret behind Star?
Two monstrous armies stand opposed: Vormulac Unsleep’s undead legions out of Turgosheim, and Wratha the Risen’s Renegades, masters last great aerie Wamphyri. The spoils war will be revenge, territory, human flesh! And blood, course – sweet blood Sunside’s Szgany. For is life, when life or land are threatened there’s only one action for a vampire: battle to death! Trapped in middle: Nathan Keogh, Necroscope. espers Earth’s E-Branch, Trask Zek, Goodly Chung: Guardians Gate against vampire invasion Earth! Necroscope holds keys; he who can close Gates end crimson carnage Bloodwars! But past many secret, future was ever devious thing!
The fascinating story of émigré intellectuals, writers, artists, scientists, movie directors, and scholars — including Bertolt Brecht, Theodor Adorno, Albert Einstein, Hannah Arendt, Thomas Mann, Arnold Schoenberg, George Grosz, Erik Erikson, Billy Wilder Fritz Lang who fled Nazi Germany changed America. Heilbut provides a vivid narrative how they viewed their new country America reacted to arrival as the atom bomb was being developed, Cold War McCarthyism were underway, Hollywood dominated moviemaking. “Still best book on topic” Phillip Lopate, New York Times Book Review “Insightful … valuable stimulating For some readers, especially children generations émigrés, will provide background most basic intellectual assumptions.” Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, “From one page next, transcends its stated purpose providing link between history German-Jewish immigrants staggering cultural achievements acquire dimensions that mysterious reality which even Bresson cannot hope define: work art.” Marcel Ophuls, American Film Magazine “The these refugees has finally found singular single voice; it is Anthony Heilbut, himself son exiles His turns into something more than panorama about foreigners. It way revealing Americans themselves what really like.” Ariel Dorfman, Washington Post “Anthony exercised impressive scholarship, touch poetry, get heart this diaspora.” Time