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In Angel when Cordelia, possessed by Jasmine is revealed to have killed Manny, the group theorize she must have stripped off her clothes as there was no blood on them and she wouldn't have had time to wash or had another change of clothes on her see Real Life below. In Justified , Quarles strips naked before torturing and sexually abusing Donovan, whom he is holding captive in his bathroom. Also, while Boyd's prisoner at Audrey's, Quarles opens his robe to annoy Jimmy. After Jimmy leaves the trailer, Quarles wraps a chain around Minerva's neck and threatens to strangle her, while his robe is still open.
In True Blood , the Shifters, Werewolves, Werepanthers, etc cannot take their clothes with them when they transform, so they end up fighting nude at least once. Rosetti is full-frontal in the resulting gunfight in which he uses his girlfriend as a human shield , and then strides through the carnage covered in blood and swinging free. It's strangely awesome. The second episode of Marco Polo has Mei Lin taking on a group of soldiers completely nude.
And winning! Black Sails : Charles Vane killing the giant Albinus. Worth noting is the reason he's naked — he's just been buried alive and dragged himself out of the grave to take vengeance. In New Kids Richard sees the police outside of his house at one point and he flips his lid, tears off his clothes and dares them to come at him.
They weren't there for him or interested in him in the slightest. This has become a Running Gag in The Movie And the sequel where he does the same against a group of thugs and a bus full of zombies respectively. Million Yen Women : Minami, the household Shameless Fanservice Girl , at some point fends paparazzi of by throwing a chair on them while in her usual complete lack of attire. The Norwegian woman whom Bill Griffin rapes on Godless tries to shoot him and his men afterward, fully nude. A very climatic one occurs near the end of the first season of Altered Carbon. Detective Ortega becomes trapped in a vault with a large number of recently grown and thus naked cloned sleeves of the villain.
While she's there, Reileen re-sleeves into one of the clones and attacks her. Ortega promptly shoots her, causing Reileen to immediately download into the next available clone and repeat the process. She does this about half a dozen times until there are multiple dead naked clones lying around an exhausted Ortega. Continuum : In "Politics of Time", Garza breaks into Carlos' home while he's in the shower and tries to kill him. He fights her off while naked and manages to force her to retreat.
Xena emerges from the water, distracting a soldier. She goes, "Didn't your mother teach you not to stare? She and Gabrielle quickly put their clothes on before taking on the others. In "Adventures in the Sin Trade", a flashback to back when Xena was an evil warlord showed that she once tried to assassinate Cyane, the Queen of the Amazons, while Cyane was getting a naked massage. Cyane nearly effortlessly kicked her ass, and even stole Xena's clothes and put them on.
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Older Than Dirt : Enkidu fought Gilgamesh naked. After the fight, they became In Classical Mythology , Antaeus was a giant who challenged everyone to wrestling matches, and much like the athletes in the Grecian Olympic Games, disrobed before doing so. Justified, however, because contact between his skin and bare earth made him stronger and invincible, as his mother was Gaia, the Earth Goddess herself. The most badass act of the Biblical character of Samson from the Book of Judges was taking on hundreds of armed and armoured Philistines while he was butt-naked armed with nothing but a Donkey's jawbone.
The The Fallen Gods party has to fight a series of slugs and snails while naked in episode 4 after they get shrunken down out of their clothing. Tabletop Games. Of course, these three are in the same army at the same time, and their entire purpose is to die so their souls can be redeemed hence the lack of armor. That's Warhammer 40K for you Ciaphas Cain fights a Slaaneshi cultist who sports leather thigh-high boots, gloves, and face mask It's implied that Cain fights several cultists in a similar state throughout The Traitor's Hand.
Then again, as followers of Slaanesh, public streaking is the least of their offenses The Kroot have sense organs spread about their body and decentralized genitalia, so they prefer to go about nearly naked to better feel the environment. They only wear some straps and pouches for holding things, and maybe a few small ceremonial items. Dark Eldar Wyches have skimpy outfits as a general rule, and they tend to get skimpier as the Wych's battle prowess improves. The most skilled fight almost in the nude. A example from it's fantasy predecessor, Savage Orcs go into battle wearing no armor only a loincloth and maybe a sash made from fur or scales, presumably of something they personally killed , believing their war paint will protect them.
That's not to say they are wrong In Atlantis: The Second Age you get additional experience from fighting naked though simply not wearing any kind of armor is enough to get this bonus. The members of clan Gangrel usually aren't keen on wearing any clothes. GURPS : There's the "Bulletproof Nudity" optional rule, for a certain kind of cinematic game — the less you wear, the harder you are to hit.
For many players, this rewards you for dressing your character up in cheesecake armor. For a certain kind of player, this rewards battlefield streaking. If you're a Super Hero with Super Toughness and get hit by a high explosive missile while in your civilian clothes, or if you don't have the Costume advantage while in a superhero battle Well, the GM is well within his rights to decides that while you are unharmed Your clothes aren't. In Exalted : The Deathlord known as the Bishop of the Chalcedony Thurible has a "war form" that actually exaggerates this — not only is it naked, it sprouts multiple sets of genitals.
Not many people like the form once described by a snarky freelancer as a "monster made of dicks" , but it's there. Except she doesn't wear clothes. Try not to think too much about it. Lunars are also likely to do this, for all of the reasons mentioned above. Depending on personality and circumstances, of course. Their beauty is so great that even seeing a clothed one can render a mortal blind, and seeing one naked can be literally fatal to the viewer.
This was eventually changed in later editions; nymphs either focused their beauty as a sort of overwhelming aura, or in the most recent edition, didn't have powers based on their beauty at all. Seduction and trickery, however One of the villains in the module Vault of the Drow way back in was Silussa, a succubus consort of the drow vampire Belgos. Both illustrations featuring her were of a fighting stance not wearing a thing, suggesting that's how she confronted the Player Characters.
She would appear much later in Nodwick where Piffany's magic covered her with censor bars. On the home-brew scene, some examples are Skyclad , a feat that grants heightened awareness and extra AC through near-nudity you can't cover your chest or crotch, everything else is fair game , it's sister feat, Skyclad Warrior, which give war-paint-clad fighters increased speed and Damage Reduction on top of that, and a Prestige Class, the Skyclad Practitioner, which takes away ALL of your armor slots jewelry, belts, and backpacks are still fine while helping alleviate the logistical pratfalls of never wearing clothes and giving added benefits, like heightened spellcasting, some at-will abilities Detect Magic, Freedom of Movement, the aforementioned Endure Elements , and benefiting from more pieces of enchanted jewelry at once.
Now, this is explicitly meant to involve you wearing simple clothing or maybe just a loincloth at the minimum, but nothing is stopping you from not wearing a stitch. And you can run up walls and across water starting at 9th level. All while in your birthday suit. It doesn't require not wearing clothing, but, like the Barbarian and Monk, there's nothing stopping you.
The marilith on the cover of the Lamentations of the Flame Princess boxed set: bare-naked, true, but creepy, pallid , serpentine , and decidedly not sexy. In the world of wargaming with scale figures, there are naked Celtic and Germanic warriors available.
These are a good example, representing the sort of Germans who walked over three Roman legions in the early first century and made Rome realize their Empire stopped at the Rhine. The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden staged a production of Salome by Richard Strauss with a local busker strangely cast as a naked, blood-splattered executioner. In Equus , Alan's attack on the horses is done in the nude. He's based on the real General Butt Naked of Liberia. Video Games. In Ancient Domains of Mystery there is the option of "true berserking": if you use the berserk tactic while bare of anything but jewelry, you'll get additional bonuses.
Of course, between the berserking penalties and the lack of armour you're guaranteed to both deal and take tons of damage , but it can be worth it for classes with low starting PV who otherwise wouldn't be able to fight half as well clothed. Just after the Final Boss of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus , Anya rips off her jacket to leave herself topless, picks up two machine guns , and unloads both clips into a horde of Nazis. All while heavily pregnant with twins.
Justified as her jacket had been set on fire, and she ripped it off so she wouldn't get burned. In the sandbox MMO shooter RUST, you literally start off stark naked and are forced to fight that way until you manage to scrounge up or craft some clothes. Later on, in some PVP battles, you will see characters charging around wearing nothing but a weapon so they aren't risking their more valuable wearable gear. It doesn't confer much of an advantage in combat, save for making you less encumbered if you actually drop your clothing and armor.
The vanilla games include default underwear on non- Khajiit and Argonian characters, but there are plenty of Game Mods that remove even those, allowing it to be played entirely straight. In Daggerfall , this is the case for Nymphs. They are nature spirits who take the form of beautiful, naked women. They attack with magical fire spells while being stark naked. In Morrowind 's Bloodmoon expansion, NPC werewolves attack in this state during the day when they are not in wolf-form.
Notably, this makes them much less threatening. Skyrim : An in-game book describes the Reachmen hero Red Eagle going into battle alone, equipped with only his sword, and dressed only in war paint. He still managed to slay countless enemies. As noted above, this is an option for the Player Character here as well. While the NPC comments in the unmodified game are snarky and often somewhat prudish, there is a Game Mod that replaces the statements made about the nudity of female and male characters with the comments used for stunning natural landmarks and walking around with an unsheathed weapon, respectively.
The female comments are along the lines of "That's. Walking past a town guard who responds with "I see you favor a two-handed grip, like myself" or "You're gonna put an eye out, you keep waving that around all over the place" is worth the download by itself. In the series' backstory, Emperor Pelagius the Mad certainly lived up to his nickname with Axe-Crazy outbursts and other extreme eccentricities. It was when he stripped naked in public and began attacking visitors that his advisors knew something was very wrong with him, and that he needed to be removed from the throne.
He was institutionalized and died only a few years later, but his legacy as the Mad Emperor lives on. DOOM : The Doom Guy starts the game completely naked and Strapped to an Operating Table before breaking out of his chains with his bare hands, smashing a demon's head open , picking up a gun, and shooting more demons before he can even find any clothes. This is an option in the Bethesda era Fallout games as well. The most disturbing part about her being naked is that in Project Origin , she rapes you! A Dance with Rogues frequently strips the Player Character of her armor, leaving this the only option if she gets into a fight before reclaiming her gear.
This is generally a very bad idea, however. Gwent: The Witcher Card Game : Dryads are always in the nude, but censored strategically to meet the teen rating. Lesser female vampires such as Bruxa and Alp are assaulting in the nude. Mentioned but not shown in Jade Empire : one of the Black Whirlwind's exploits before joining your party was single-handedly storming an enemy fortress "piss-drunk, buck naked and screaming like a maniac" in his words.
It's heavily implied or outright stated that this worked because the soldiers thought he was crazy. Checking his journal during the battle where you control him directly reveals he has a checklist upon waking, one of which is "do I have clothing? When Aiden is infiltrating the Black Viceroys' Chicago tenement stronghold, several heavily-armed and armored gang members in the parking lot can be overheard discussing an altercation with a rival gang in which the Viceroys' leader, Iraq, charged screaming at his rivals wearing nothing but the automatic rifle in his hands.
Both sides were equally freaked out. Just one of several indications that Iraq might be just a bit unstable. Also mentioned but not shown in TimeSplitters: Future Perfect. In the second level Scotland , Captain Ash says, "In the best tradition of the British, I suggest a full-frontal Pigsy, the criminally insane, chainsaw-wielding maniac from Manhunt.
Don't worry, he isn't completely nude The Shade class in Anarchy Online was added to the game during its first expansion. All classes in AO get a class specific type of armor.
The Shades'? Their class specific armor is nanite laced tattoo ink. In other words, Shades in their class armor fight essentially naked covered in magic bodypaint. Barbie Doll Anatomy abounds. The Diseased in Penumbra although they are heavily mutated by that point. This is made worse by his extreme obesity, and the fact that his stomach is slit open vertically which he uses to help him attack — he pulls his stomach open and spews the contents of his intestines at the protagonists.
Bayonetta wears a skin-tight suit which is actually made out of her hair. When she casts her most powerful spells usually during Boss Battles the hair comes to life, leaving Bayonetta herself pretty much nude. She is completely naked, with monstrously large veins covering her lady bits. Resident Evil 2 features naked male zombies, although their genitals aren't visible, possibly due to the graphical limitations of the time or maybe they just The infamous Regeneradors from Resident Evil 4.
And this is the least terrifying thing about them. Although Kratos from the God of War Series never appears entirely naked, during the design phase the developers realized that he became more primal and aggressive in appearance when drawn with less armor and less hair. The monsters appear mostly naked as well. In one of the bonus features, Dave Jaffe explains that he wanted the monsters to be like wild animals, which meant making them naked. The gorgons got to spend the whole game topless, but they weren't able to keep the penis they modeled for the cyclops Jaffe remarked: "Poor cyclops".
Some assume he's outright naked. When you fight Fontaine in BioShock , he is completely naked, although he has the genital anatomy of a Ken doll. The title ninja from Nikujin , and his enemies too! In Odin Sphere , normal Vulcans in their transformed state become completely naked. Something like this, though it's the hero: Neverwinter Nights : Hordes of the Underdark starts out with the player character having to fight a drow assassin as naked as the game allows after she steals all their gear.
Dante's Inferno pushed the limit to this; in the circle of Lust alone, we've got nearly-naked concubines with tentacle stinger clitorises coming out of their groins , and the circle's boss, Cleopatra, has naked breasts with vagina-nipples that spew knife-armed babies from them. Oh, and Satan himself is naked and packing giant, um, equipment. The only thing that could have made it scarier is if they had gone whole hog, and made Lil' Satan into the phallic dragon head it was in ancient depictions of the guy.
He is the first boss in the series history to be fully naked.
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In the MA-rated Age of Conan , it's possible for your female character to partially be this if you unequip her armor. She still has a thong, but she can fight mobs topless. Not a good idea to make a habit of it, as she loses armor benefits, but still interesting. Conan Exiles has the same option minus the thong.
For male characters as well with the character creator screen having a slider for the size of a male's character's Indeed since all characters start off crucified nude your first couple of fights will have to be this. Rome: Total War : The Europa Barbarorum mod, where the "Gaesatae" unit fight in the nude, and generally kick ass unless you have javelins or arrows.
They are Exactly What It Says on the Tin , and the unit description makes this point abundantly clear. The Desire Demons are topless as well, and tend to feel themselves up while talking to you. The infamous endgame sequence from Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty , where Raiden runs around bare-assed for quite a while though he does cover up his crotch. In Knights of Xentar , the main character starts out totally buck naked due to a really bad case of Honor Before Reason as well as being hung over that leads to him being stripped entirely of his equipment.
And then he beats those thieves who robbed him single-handedly afterward while still being naked, though he doesn't get his equipment back from them.
The Naked Emperor from Fairytale Fights. Most of the specimens in Killing Floor. Near the end of the final case of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations , Maya suggests that Godot can't be the killer because he would have gotten blood on his clothes and not had any opportunity to change them. Phoenix suggests this trope as an explanation, but Godot points out that it was way too cold for that. Anything inorganic that's brought to Improbable Island has a good chance of turning into something else, so everyone who goes there is sent naked. It's feasible to fight naked for the first few levels before buying armor and much later in the game, if your character becomes part-cat , you'll actually get advantages from fighting naked.
However, since her whole body is covered in dark blue tattoos, this doesn't mean much. Also, you'll be spending too much time running the hell away to look too closely. The sequels to Saints Row give the player the option to fight naked, though your naughty bits are covered up in pixels.
In the non-censored version of The Witcher , you fight several types of naked female foes, from hot, floating vampires to fat, sagging, old witches. Demon-lady enemies from Castlevania usually don't wear anything more than a pair of knee-high boots. Maybe a corset, but that depends on the game. The official art for the Succubus in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night has exposed breasts with defined nipples. Although the only way to do this is to be under a pact with a demon, and you'll kick all three Evil Lords' asses whether you have equipment or not.
In Mileena's first appearance in the story mode of Mortal Kombat 9 , she is wearing only strategically placed bandages. She's also utterly batcrap insane and has a mouth like a tyrannosaurus rex. Delphi in Giants: Citizen Kabuto is a sea nymph who fights completely topless, at least in the uncensored European version. There is no good justification for this and none of the other characters ever mention it. Outlast has the Twins , machete-and-cleaver-wielding cannibalistic lunatics who are also completely nude.
This makes trying to hide from them all the more tense, as no clothing means they barely make a sound while stalking the asylum. In Far Cry 4 , Ajay is at one point kidnapped, stripped naked and forced to fight in an arena against tigers and Royal Army troops. You can even briefly get a glimpse of his penis. It makes his eventual victory all the more badass. The main character does this for the final battle in Octodad : Dadliest Catch Stacy knew already, Scarlet and Tommy were surprised.
Downplayed in a gameplay element in the first Fable game. Most quests feature "Boasts", or optional self-imposed challenges that you can choose to bet gold on your chances of completing the challenge. Nearly every group of Boasts includes completing the quest in only your underpants. A tiger-like beast-man, he wears no clothing even if you upgrade his armor. Possibly befitting of his class, Assassin-Rogue. Ironically, he has the Tanning profession, meaning he can gain materials for making clothing.
Namir removed his clothing and armor to blend in with the statues , then ambushed Jensen when his attention was elsewhere. Unlike traditional mermaids, however, her scales don't stop at her waist and cover her entire body up to her neck, but split down the middle of her torso to expose creamy white cleavage for reasons we can't quite understand She also has no visible genitalia in any of her skins. Ittle Dew : The Bonus Boss , thankfully featureless. In a videogame from same developer, Slap City , he is still naked. He wears clothing in some skins, though.
In Unreal , mainline Skaarj warriors fight naked.
Even when you attack them with rocket launchers. Fire Emblem : A downplayed example can potentially occur in Fire Emblem Fates , since certain weapons and a Personal Skill Sophie's can cause armor and Clothing Damage to the enemies, leaving them in their undies.
The aforementioned feature returns in Fire Emblem Warriors , and this time people are stripped to their personalized undies and socks. It's possible for the player to remove the clothes of protagonist of Lakeview Cabin and have him fight his demonic wife and unborn baby while completely nude. Lakeview Cabin Collection gives you this option as well in most of the films. Meanwhile, a few of the Hillbilly Horrors in IV are also naked and will attempt to kill the protagonists. In One Way Heroics , the Hero class learns a skill called Zenura Weave, which gives the player a substantial increase to physical and magical attack power, while permanently preventing them from wearing equipment of any kind for that run.
To a lesser extent, there's also Twili Midna, whose lower body is covered, but her chest which has visible breasts is completely bare. All four of them get away with it by virtue of not being human.
Reality Ensues as this renders her unable to take too many hits before getting killed. Being naked also raises her "Excitement Meter", as high levels of arousal make her even more of a Glass Cannon. In Karin's Skin Diving Diary! This actually has a practical use: It increases the chance of encountering the elusive golden swordfish, and decreases the chance of encountering those annoying dolphins. Yakuza : Subverted in Yakuza 6. The first time Kiryu goes to confront Takumi Someya, the latter is relaxing in the sauna of a hotel, wearing nothing but a Modesty Towel.
Before the fight can actually start, however, Someya throws said towel in Kiryu's face as a distraction and scampers back to his suite to put something on while leaving his guards in Kiryu's path. By the time Kiryu catches up to him, he's just managed to put on a pair of athletic briefs. Notably, Someya's lack of clothes is also used dramatically, since it shows that he has no irezumi on his back despite being a high ranking yakuza.
The spinoff game Ishin! In one, Nero once fought a lion in an arena naked and killed it with her bare hands. Strangely, none of her subjects were impressed by this feat, and when the protagonist hears this story, they only pay attention to Nero saying she did it naked. Hailey, the player character in Gamer 2 , is trapped in a virtual reality machine for almost the entire game.
Her clothes don't make the journey with her. Unlike the other two playable androids in NieR: Automata , A2 fights wearing a single scrap of cloth that only covers her midriff and nothing else. Since she's an older model of android that's been in operation for a long time without maintenance at the Bunker, however, she's sporting Barbie Doll Anatomy and missing large patches of her synthetic skin, exposing the black material underneath that conveniently resembles a top and pair of hot pants.
The character of Lucy in Whacked! She's currently taking part in a life-or-death arena combat game show, we might add. At least she doesn't seem to mind it much. Plus it would be difficult to find clothes that would fit Giant Naked Hitler. Drip, from Jack. Not especially surprising, as he's the Anthropomorphic Personification of the sin of Lust, and a serial rapist and murderer in life.
Seraphim of MegaTokyo used this on Asmodeus here. Although in this case, the nudity and the attacks are one and the same. Yuki quite enjoys this Schlock Mercenary : Old general Karl Tagon, in a heroic version of the trope, rushed out to try to stop the kidnapping of Timeclone! Kevyn with nothing but his gun. Heroic example in Fite! Lucco elected to pull his trunks on. A bidirectional example can be found as part of a fraternity initiation ritual in Tales Of Gnosis College. His response to a scratch on his shirt?
Rip the whole shirt sleeve off. Oh, now it's asymmetrical. Better take the other one too. What's that? The shirt is ruined? You're right. Better take it all off. Angora, the protagonist of The Meek , fulfills this perfectly. Comes with being a Nature Hero. Rider: My dress is indulgence of my predilection for a bit of modesty. Philosophy at its most ornamental. Reality requires only my sword. Web Original. Survival of the Fittest : One of Sam Sorenson's first actions, when he got on the island was to strip down to his nothings and proceeded to go on a naked rampage Viktor Kurchatov from v3, his entire body covered in scars and missing genitalia, was caught by Will Sigurbjornsson and Julie Mikan nude and eating the corpse of Karl Van Buren.
Viktor responded by screaming "I am the master butcher! In Darwin's Soldiers Spc. Crota ended up fighting a Black Mamba completely naked. This is Nudist Man of the Legion of Net. Heroes 's modus operandi and one of the main reasons why it's not an actual comic. Unfortunately, each time he does this it tears his clothes to bits, so he's totally naked when he shifts back to his decrepit-old-man form. On the plus side, his clothes regenerate, on the down side it takes about 20 seconds and he transforms far more often than that in battle.
In Worm , the Siberian villain and Narwhal hero fight completely naked. Narwhal at least uses her forcefield-power to cover herself in a layer of small forcefields. Western Animation. The Venture Bros. The Monarch comments on his nice ass When a battalion from the Guild of Calamitous Intent is in the front of the Venture compound and Watch and Ward discussed doing this, they noted that while the eunuch division would probably creep people out , the woman's auxiliary would be great.
Krabbs thanks to a reality-altering device. Plankton wears the pants at the Krusty Krab, and Krabs takes his place trying to steal the formula — butt naked. Real Life. Deep down, Vittorio has always known finding a woman who could ride shadows would be nearly impossible—let alone one who could accept his particular needs—and he never expected to find her in the middle of a kidnapping. But Grace knows her presence is putting the entire Ferraro family in danger. Her monster of a brother will never let her go, but Vittorio has no intention of losing the woman whose shadow matches his own.
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Death's End. The New York Times bestselling conclusion to a tour de force near-future adventure trilogy from China's bestselling and beloved science fiction writer. Magnus Chase, a once-homeless teen, is a resident of the Hotel Valhalla and one of Odin's chosen warriors. As the son of Frey, the god of summer, fertility, and health, Magnus isn't naturally inclined to fighting. But he has strong and steadfast friends, including Hearthstone the elf, Blitzen the dwarf, and Samirah the Valkyrie, and together they have achieved brave deeds, such as defeating Fenris Wolf and battling giants for Thor's hammer, Mjolnir.
Now Magnus faces his most dangerous trial yet. His cousin, Annabeth, recruits her boyfriend, Percy Jackson, to give Magnus some pointers, but will his training be enough? Loki is free from his chains. He's readying Naglfar, the Ship of the Dead, complete with a host of giants and zombies, to sail against the Asgardian gods and begin the final battle of Ragnarok. It's up to Magnus and his friends to stop him, but to do so they will have to sail across the oceans of Midgard, Jotunheim, and Niflheim in a desperate race to reach Naglfar before it's ready to sail. Along the way, they will face angry sea gods, hostile giants, and an evil fire-breathing dragon.
Magnus's biggest challenge will be facing his own inner demons. Does he have what it takes to outwit the wily trickster god? Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen—all of them, and they're stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood—the blood of Olympus—in order to wake. The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood.
The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance. Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it might be able to stop a war between the two camps. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless.
How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea's army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over. The Terminal List: A Thriller. But when those dearest to him are murdered on the day of his homecoming, Reece discovers that this was not an act of war by a foreign enemy but a conspiracy that runs to the highest levels of government. With breathless pacing and relentless suspense, Reece ruthlessly targets his enemies in the upper echelons of power without regard for the laws of combat or the rule of law.
Here is the third volume in George R. As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Magic, mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill these pages and transport us to a world unlike any we have ever experienced. Already hailed as a classic, George R. His most bitter rival, Lord Stannis, stands defeated and disgraced, the victim of the jealous sorceress who holds him in her evil thrall. Meanwhile, making her way across a blood-drenched continent is the exiled queen, Daenerys, mistress of the only three dragons still left in the world.
But as opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others--a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords. Running Blind. Across the country, women are being murdered, victims of a disciplined and clever killer who leaves no trace evidence, no fatal wounds, no signs of struggle, and no clues to an apparent motive.
They are, truly, perfect crimes. The Tales of Beedle the Bard. All profits from the sale of this eBook will go to Lumos, a charity founded by J. Rowling to end the institutionalisation of children worldwide. Translated from the original runes by Hermione Granger, they include fascinating additional notes from Professor Albus Dumbledore, with intriguing glimpses into his life at Hogwarts, as well as illustrations from J.
Rowling herself. For wizarding and Muggle readers alike, this is a must-have edition, featuring fate-seeking witches, a hairy-hearted warlock and the tale of the three brothers who tried to cheat Death. Reacher takes a stroll through a small Wisconsin town and sees a class ring in a pawn shop window: West Point A tough year to graduate: Iraq, then Afghanistan. The ring is tiny, for a woman, and it has her initials engraved on the inside. Reacher wonders what unlucky circumstance made her give up something she earned over four hard years.
He decides to find out. And find the woman. And return her ring. Why not? So begins a harrowing journey that takes Reacher through the upper Midwest, from a lowlife bar on the sad side of small town to a dirt-blown crossroads in the middle of nowhere, encountering bikers, cops, crooks, muscle, and a missing persons PI who wears a suit and a tie in the Wyoming wilderness.
The deeper Reacher digs, and the more he learns, the more dangerous the terrain becomes. Turns out the ring was just a small link in a far darker chain. Powerful forces are guarding a vast criminal enterprise. Some lines should never be crossed. But then, neither should Reacher. Child weaves in a passionately told history of opioids in American life. Lee Child is the master of plotting. This is not just a good story; it is a story with a purpose and a message. It is as good as they always are. I read every single one. Cold Days. Her word is his command. And her first command is the seemingly impossible: kill an immortal.
Worse still, there is a growing threat to an unfathomable source of magic that could mean the deaths of millions. Beset by enemies new and old, Harry must gather his friends and allies, prevent an apocalypse, and find a way out of his eternal subservience before his newfound infinite powers claim the only thing he has left to call his own His soul. From page to screen. My Abandonment. Peter Rock. Once a week they go to the city to buy groceries and otherwise merge with the civilized world. But one small mistake allows a backcountry jogger to discover them, which derails their entire existence, ultimately provoking a deeper flight.
Inspired by a true story and told through the startlingly sincere voice of its young narrator, Caroline, My Abandonment is a riveting journey into life at the margins and a mesmerizing tale of survival and hope. John E. Now a Netflix original series Discover the classic, behind-the-scenes chronicle of John E. In chilling detail, the legendary Mindhunter takes us behind the scenes of some of his most gruesome, fascinating, and challenging cases—and into the darkest recesses of our worst nightmares. During his twenty-five year career with the Investigative Support Unit, Special Agent John Douglas became a legendary figure in law enforcement, pursuing some of the most notorious and sadistic serial killers of our time: the man who hunted prostitutes for sport in the woods of Alaska, the Atlanta child murderer, and Seattle's Green River killer, the case that nearly cost Douglas his life.
As the model for Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs, Douglas has confronted, interviewed, and studied scores of serial killers and assassins, including Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, and Ed Gein, who dressed himself in his victims' peeled skin. Using his uncanny ability to become both predator and prey, Douglas examines each crime scene, reliving both the killer's and the victim's actions in his mind, creating their profiles, describing their habits, and predicting their next moves.
Room: A Novel. Emma Donoghue. Held captive for years in a small shed, a woman and her precocious young son finally gain their freedom, and the boy experiences the outside world for the first time. It's where he was born, it's where he and his Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma it's the prison where she has been held for seven years. Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life for him in this eleven-by-eleven-foot space.
But with Jack's curiosity building alongside her own desperation, she knows that Room cannot contain either much longer. Room is a tale at once shocking, riveting, exhilarating--a story of unconquerable love in harrowing circumstances, and of the diamond-hard bond between a mother and her child. The Silence of the Lambs.
Thomas Harris. A serial murderer known only by a grotesquely apt nickname--Buffalo Bill--is stalking women. He has a purpose, but no one can fathom it, for the bodies are discovered in different states. Her assignment: to interview Dr. The Lying Game: A Novel. Ruth Ware. Until the very last page! Needless to say, I could not put this book down! Dig into this psychological thriller about whether you can really trust your nearest and dearest.
On a cool June morning, a woman is walking her dog in the idyllic coastal village of Salten, along a tidal estuary known as the Reach. Each different in their own way, the four became inseparable and were notorious for playing the Lying Game, telling lies at every turn to both fellow boarders and faculty. Boy Erased: A Memoir. Garrard Conley. The son of a Baptist pastor and deeply embedded in church life in small town Arkansas, as a young man Garrard Conley was terrified and conflicted about his sexuality.
Through an institutionalized Twelve-Step Program heavy on Bible study, he was supposed to emerge heterosexual, ex-gay, cleansed of impure urges and stronger in his faith in God for his brush with sin. Instead, even when faced with a harrowing and brutal journey, Garrard found the strength and understanding to break out in search of his true self and forgiveness.
By confronting his buried past and the burden of a life lived in shadow, Garrard traces the complex relationships among family, faith, and community. At times heart-breaking, at times triumphant, this memoir is a testament to love that survives despite all odds. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
A brand new edition of this essential companion to the Harry Potter stories, with a new foreword from J. Rowling writing as Newt Scamander , and 6 new beasts! Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the wizarding world. Some of the beasts will be familiar to readers of the Harry Potter books — the Hippogriff, the Basilisk, the Hungarian Horntail Others will surprise even the most ardent amateur Magizoologist.
Lumos Foundation is a registered charity in the UK with no. Please note: This is the edition of the Hogwarts Library ebook, featuring bespoke cover artwork from Olly Moss and a new foreword from J. The official screenplay of the Warner Bros. The Martian: A Novel. Andy Weir. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet.
Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him? The Fifth Season. At the end of the world, a woman must hide her secret power and find her kidnapped daughter in this "intricate and extraordinary" Hugo Award winning novel of power, oppression, and revolution. The New York Times This is the way the world ends It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun.
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Many and varied foes have hurled themselves against the portal and died attempting to breach it. No man or beast has ever succeeded. Until now. Abandoned as a child, Tungdil the blacksmith labors contentedly in the land of Ionandar, the only dwarf in a kingdom of men. Although he does not want for friends, Tungdil is very much aware that he is alone - indeed, he has not so much as set eyes on another dwarf.
But all that is about to change. Sent out into the world to deliver a message and reacquaint himself with his people, the young foundling finds himself thrust into a battle for which he has not been trained. Not only his own safety, but the life of every man, woman and child in Girdlegard depends upon his ability to embrace his heritage. Although he has many unanswered questions, Tungdil is certain of one thing: no matter where he was raised, he is a true dwarf.
And no one has ever questioned the courage of the Dwarves. Star Child: Places of Power. Powers are determined by geographic birth locations, and only the rich and powerful are permitted access to prized sites. SC is the first person born in space. The punishment for unauthorized births is death. Out of fear, SC keeps his strange abilities as his darkest secret. He pretends to be nothing more than a mere Regular while his peers develop unique powers, varying from controlling lightning to producing diamond hard skin. But when his mother is kidnapped by an unknown organization, SC has no choice but to act.
SC ventures into a school of talented students to learn to fight, where he must learn to master his powers without revealing their true nature. But soon he realizes that the school is more than it appears and that it may hold the secret to his missing mother. To rescue her, he will have to reveal powers never before seen in all of history. Written by award winning author Leonard Petracci, a master of tension and suspense. Malison: Dragon Curse. This, then, is the story of the kingdom they built, and the knight who would decide its fate.
Forget Me Not: A gripping serial killer thriller with a shocking twist. There were twists and turns and moments when my stomach churned and if I could have and read it in one go I certainly would have done. Harry Potter: The Complete Collection All seven eBooks in the multi-award winning, internationally bestselling Harry Potter series, available as one download with stunning cover art by Olly Moss.
Enjoy the stories that have captured the imagination of millions worldwide. Written In Red. Now in a thrilling new fantasy series, enter a world inhabited by the Others, unearthly entities—vampires and shape-shifters among them—who rule the Earth and whose prey are humans. As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut—a gift that feels more like a curse. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard—a business district operated by the Others.
Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job. Yet a stronger instinct propels him to give Meg the job. The Giver. Celebrate this beloved contribution to children's literature with the 25th Anniversary Edition. The haunting story of twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity, is as resonant today as when it was first published. This ebook includes a sample chapter of sequel Gathering Blue. Bluesteel Blasphemer: Volume 1.
Yukinari Amano loves guns. After reincarnating into another world, the young man goes on a journey with Dasa, the younger sister of the girl who gave him a second life. However, while on the road, the pair are attacked by a local deity--an "erdgod. Humans and half-bloods agree—Percy Jackson and the Olympians is a series fit for heroes! Uncensored advice for a better life. Philip Andrew. Many people wonder how they can become highly successful, not realizing that they hold within them everything they need to achieve all of the success they desire.
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