It was a time where demons roamed the earth and chaos reigned. The story took place in Luoyang, the legendary capital of the times. During the night, one could find people holding on to their food with dear lives as they faced off against stray dogs, people with weapons in hand vowing to fight against Fate to their very last breath. There was bloodshed everywhere as some died meaningless deaths, while the strong tyrannized the weak and the truth was frequently hidden. Some of the citizens had completely lost their mind, while some died on their travels. Most importantly, the words of a certain youth caused much panic in the human world. It was a time of little warmth as nights in the capital were frequently accompanied by gusts of wind and rain, and it would be covered with snow during winter. Such were the days.
The story starts with Mike Black’s early life and the circumstances that moulded him into an adult ready for life and the creation of businesses across Europe. Then, when coming to the aid of a German friend in serious trouble, Mike was introduced to the activities of an old school friend in Northern Ireland who carried out operations for various governments on a strictly off-the-record basis. During the 1960s and 1970s, as Europe remained divided by the Iron Curtain between western and Soviet nations, these activities became more and more numerous. A steady inflow of criminals came from the east: they targeted business leaders, threatening their families as a means of blackmailing them to comply with their extortionate demands. After his Northern Ireland friend died, Mike decided to take over his business and employ the staff, a decision he never regretted in spite of the dangers.
The first Emperor of China Ying Zheng, the brilliant strategist 'Sleeping Dragon' Zhuge Liang, the brave and elegant Zhao Zilong of Changshan, the fearsome and peerless L Bu... what sort of people were they in real life? And what secrets did they keep? Why did their spirits appear thousands of years after their deaths? Their re-emergence will stir up another round of bloodshed in another world. The story begins in London on the New Year's Eve of 1999, and a talented but untrained child from the East will embark on a journey of redemption and revenge after tragedy robbed him of his parents and entire clan. It is a world filled with legendary characters from Western and Eastern myths and follow the trials and tribulations of the child as he struggles with the weight of his past and expectations for his future. Be transported from the scenic River Thames, where the story begins, to the mystical Kunlun Mountain, where our hero trains and grows into the man he needs to become, in order to avenge the deaths of his loved ones. Be enthralled by the emergence of legendary heroes that you have read from past works of literature and history books. Be terrified by the appearance of demonic figures from the very pits of hell and the darkest parts of our imagination. They are all very real in the world of the Blood Moon Hunters.
Dr Henry Farthingale was due for a break from his language studies at Camford University. His friend and mentor Sir Nicholas Spenser suggested he spent his sabbatical exploring the bird language of the tribes in the jungle at the end of the river. He was intrigued when the little steamboat arrived to find a thriving town not marked on any maps. He was greeted by Savarin, the bank master, and a marching band, dressed in ragged uniforms, which started playing a medley of national anthems as they led him in a procession up the hill to a half-ruined British residence, abandoned years before.
Henry was surprised to find a hot English meal awaiting him in the residence dining room, and later to discover that a bed had been made up in another room. His suitcase of clothes had been neatly unpacked and folded into a small lowboy. What was going on?
Henry did not believe in fairy stories, but was patient enough to accept, learn and adapt to his new environment. His adventures included love and marriage, the bird trade, a hurricane, bank notes, a witch doctor, wooden carvings, costumes, food, and the devil. Always in the background was the mysterious Sir Nicholas Spenser and the machinations of Camford University.
Noah and Kaleb are best friends growing up in hard times. They live on adjoining farms, and both families are suffering greatly. Kaleb's dad has died, leaving Kaleb to take on the role of the provider at just seventeen years of age; the weight of caring for his five siblings and his mom is staggering. Noah, at only fourteen, has witnessed the daily verbal and physical abuse of his mother at the hands of his drunken step-dad. They realize that life on the farm is not an option. They must go where the jobs are. They must reach a small coastal village and secure jobs as fishermen. Trouble is, they have no money, no supplies, and have never been past their own gates. Noah full of youthful exuberance and is eager to begin their adventure, while Kaleb has reservations. After danger and exhaustion threaten their progress, they finally arrive at the village and secure jobs on a boat. Their happiness is shattered when tragedy strikes. Their promise to stay together forever is tested, and they begin to drift apart. As their lives take drastically different paths, they seem to accept that time and circumstances may weaken their bond. They have no idea their paths will cross many years later. Following the lives of each boy, we are introduced to their families and life choices. As their paths twist and turn, their stories lead the reader to a stunning reunion that is unexpected and almost magical.
Multiple universes, endless heaven, eternal cultivation. Above the sea of blood, the throne was set. Only by winning all of the battles with gods and monsters could one come before. In the era of revolution, change was inevitable. With the Book of Good, Gu Chaoyang could ascend to Godhood, kill monsters, and reign above all.
Li Fuyao, a mysteriously young storyteller, wins over the villagers with his fantastic original tales in a peaceful and secluded town. Actually, born in Luoyang City, he used to be a prestigiously selected child, who should have been cultivating in the holy palace. However, life has treated him otherwise. He was expelled to this remote town, unattended. Notwithstanding, like a hidden leopard, he is always lurking around to get himself back on the road of cultivation and seek revenge when he becomes strong enough. One day, a masterly cultivator and an injured snake demon paid him an unexpected visit, breaking the peace of his life from then on. To his surprise, the snake demon offered him a demonic core for cultivation, which granted him the chance he has been yearning for. Is it really a turning point of his life or will it just put him into inconceivable danger? Find out more in the novel.
The Imperial Court of Tang Empire became dim and corrupt. The Emperor believed eunuchs. The officials vied with each other for authority. The Tang Empire was about to collapse. The flouring Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism eyed it covetously. The three sects wanted to contend for the domination of the whole world. Which one would win in the end? Or would they coexist peacefully at last? Armies of different nations invaded the frontier on all sides. People and the whole world were in extreme misery. Who could save them? A young man of the Imperial Clan was reborn in Chang'an. In the Last Life, he was framed and was driven out of his place. He was the king of the subjugated country. When he wandered on the streets, he wanted to be an ordinary people and live an ordinary life in Chang'an but failed. In this life, he determined to fight against the heaven and change his own fate. He would not give those people an opportunity who framed him in his Last Life. He would hold his title and his place. In order to maintain order and peace of the world, he was going to wipe out all villains of the whole world with the Imperial Sword, adhere to the emperor's principle, and enact the new national law. He would rule over the empire to prove himself.
In this splendid and imposing world of Xianxia, disputes between various sects never ceased, and the elites of those sects never flinched from struggles. Behind the rise and fall of the sects, it was the entanglement of countless forces and interests. However, the confrontation between human and demon races was turning ugly. A murky conspiracy that had existed for tens of thousands of years was waiting to be uncovered, and a catastrophe was coming up, accompanied by killings and secrets. In this world, things were becoming more complicated and thrilling. Lu Ping emerged victorious finally in the battle between human and demon races. In face of betrayals and defectors, he only chose to kill. Even if it was hard to separate his true spirit from his flesh, he was bound to make himself somebody. Watch as Lu Ping, an ordinary cultivator of True Spirit Sect, went all out to fulfill himself on this big stage, made himself a legend, and uncovered the past secrets!
In a dying world where life itself is staggering to a halt, an elite soldier of the God’s Order wrestles with his world’s impending doom and takes brave steps to alter its fate. Steps that lead himself and his friends into a web of chaos and bloodshed.