The massacre at Mountain Meadows on September 11, 1857, was the single most violent attack on a wagon train in the thirty-year history of the Oregon and California trails. Yet it has been all but forgotten. Will Bagley’s Blood of the Prophets is an award-winning, riveting account of the attack on the Baker-Fancher wagon train by Mormons in the local militia and a few Paiute Indians. Based on extensive investigation of the events surrounding the murder of over 120 men, women, and children, and drawing from a wealth of primary sources, Bagley explains how the murders occurred, reveals the involvement of territorial governor Brigham Young, and explores the subsequent suppression and distortion of events related to the massacre by the Mormon Church and others.
The gripping sequel to John Michael Curlovich's best-selling "Blood of Kings," found 21-year-old Jamie Dunn desperately searching for his lover and mentor Danilo Semenkaru, a charismatic vampire who had initiated Jamie into a blood cult of ancient kings before vanishing. Jamie returns to Egypt, the place he last saw Danilo, and uncovers a plot by rival immortals to gain power over a fundamentalist Christian organization. Can he stop their plans and save his lover or will he have to choose between love and power? John Michael Curlovich is the author of "Blood of Kings." Under the name Michael Paine, he has published "Steel Ghosts," "Cities of the Dead," "Owl Light," and "The Colors of Hell."
Discusses Ervil LeBaron and his renegade, polygamous Mormon sect, The Church of the Lamb of God, and their nightmarish violence and systematic murder of rivals, cult defectors, and troublemakers
Based on trial transcripts and interviews with Lundgren's associates, this work describes how the Mormon priest ritually sacrificed two of his best friends and their three children
The Sword of Truth series follows Richard Cypher, a young forester intent on tracking down his father's murderer. His quest will take him far from home, embroiling him in an ancient war, three-millennia past, that is about to re-ignite with world-shattering violence. The New World is besieged. To the South, the Great Barrier between the Old World and the New has fallen, unleashing the Imperial Order, an enemy constrained for three thousand years. To the West, the Blood of the Fold rise, railing against the corrupting taint of magic. Together, they threaten the very freedom of humankind. Richard Cypher's only option is to unite all free kingdoms and provinces under one rule and one command – his. War and treachery plague the world, and only he can save it from an armageddon of unimaginable savagery and destruction.
Translated into dactylic hexameter, this edition of the Odyssey recaptures the oral-formulaic experience as never before
In the Fall of 1857, some 120 California-bound emigrants were killed in lonely Mountain Meadows in southern Utah; only eighteen young children were spared. The men on the ground after the bloody deed took an oath that they would never mention the event again, either in public or in private. The leaders of the Mormon church also counseled silence. The first report, soon after the massacre, described it as an Indian onslaught at which a few white men were present, only one of whom, John D. Lee, was actually named. With admirable scholarship, Mrs. Brooks has traced the background of conflict, analyzed the emotional climate at the time, pointed up the social and military organization in Utah, and revealed the forces which culminated in the great tragedy at Mountain Meadows. The result is a near-classic treatment which neither smears nor clears the participants as individuals. It portrays an atmosphere of war hysteria, whipped up by recitals of past persecutions and the vision of an approaching "army" coming to drive the Mormons from their homes.
No one creates realms like New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop. 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. Meg’s Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. 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. First, he senses she’s keeping a secret, and second, she doesn’t smell like human prey. Yet a stronger instinct propels him to give Meg the job. And when he learns the truth about Meg and that she’s wanted by the government, he’ll have to decide if she’s worth the fight between humans and the Others that will surely follow.
Two brothers with a shared tragic past, caused by a two-second decision that haunts them both. One decides to avenge it. The other, to forgive. Both will pay for their choices - more than they could ever imagine.When he was a teenager, Adam Austin made a decision that led to the death of his little sister. His brother Kent learned to forgive her murderer but he never forgave Adam. Twenty years later, Kent is the coach of the successful high school football team in Chambers, Ohio and Adam is the town's bail bondsman - someone people turn to when they need help. When the girlfriend of one of Kent's star players asks Adam to track down her father who has just been released from prison, Adam agrees. Days later, she is murdered at the address he gave her. Overwhelmed by guilt in this horrifying echo of the past - Adam is determined to atone for his mistakes. But this is a game outside of the brothers' control. And every decision they make is matter of life and death . . . THE PROPHET is the story of family, of guilt and redemption. Epic in its page-turning power, building suspense all the way to its viscerally compelling climax.
Life for Irene Spencer was a series of devastating disappointments and hardships. Irene's first book, Shattered Dreams, is the staggering chronicle of her struggle to provide for her children in abject poverty and feelings of abandonment each time her husband left to be with one of his other wives. Irene was raised to believe polygamy was the way of life necessary for her ticket to heaven. The hard knocks of her environment were just the beginning of Irene's shocking tale. Insanity ran rampant in her husband's family and was the source of inconceivable events that unfolded throughout Irene's adult life. CULT INSANITY takes readers deeper into her story to uncover the outrageous behavior of her brother-in-law Ervil -- a self-proclaimed prophet who determined he was called to set the house of God in order -- and how he terrorized their colony. Claiming to be God's avenger and to have a license to kill in the name of God, Ervil ordered the murders of friends and family members, eliminating all those who challenged his authority. For those who were gripped by Shattered Dreams, the rest of the story will blow them away. CULT INSANITY is a riveting, terrifying memoir of polygamist life under the tyranny of a madman.
Wise Blood, Flannery O'Connor's first novel, is the story of Hazel Motes who, released from the armed services, returns to the evangelical Deep South. There he begins a private battle against the religiosity of the community and in particular against Asa Hawkes, the 'blind' preacher, and his degenerate fifteen-year-old daughter. In desperation Hazel founds his own religion, 'The Church without Christ', and this extraordinary narrative moves towards its savage and macabre resolution. 'A literary talent that has about it the uniqueness of greatness.' Sunday Telegraph 'No other major American writer of our century has constructed a fictional world so energetically and forthrightly charged by religious investigation.' The New Yorker 'A genius.' New York Times
Tied together now into One Book are The Book of Nathan The Prophet, and The Book of Gad The Seer. They are referred to in 1 Chronicles 29:29 which is given as follows: Now the acts of David the King first and last, behold, they are written in the book of Samuel the Seer, and in the book of Nathan the Prophet, and in the book of Gad the Seer, 1 Chronicles 21:11, 12. 11 So Gad came to Dauid, and said vnto him, Thus saith the Lord, Choose thee 12 Either three yeeres famine, or three moneths to bee destroyed before thy foes (while that the sword of thine enemies ouertaketh thee) or else three dayes the sword of the Lord, euen the pestilence in the land, and the Angel of the Lord destroying throughout all the coasts of Israel. Now therefore aduise thy selfe, what word I shall bring againe to him that sent me. First power of the two witnesses in Revelation 11:6 compared to the first power of Gad the seer in 1 Chronicles 21:12. In Revelation 11:6 a lack of rain is the first power that the two witnesses were given. In 1 Chronicles 21:12 Gad can cause a famine to fall upon David's kingdom. A lack of rain would cause a famine. So being able to make it not rain is the same thing as being able to cause a famine. So here we See that the first power in Revelations 11:6 which the two witnesses possess, is the same first power that Gad possesses in 1 Chronicles 21:12. Second power of the two witnesses in Revelation 11:6 compared to the second power of Gad the seer in 1 Chronicles 21:12. This is a matter of comparing the power to turn water into blood, or let us paraphrase this for the sake of understanding it, the second power in Revelation 11:6 to turn water into blood can be better translated as the power to make puddles of blood, pools of blood, ponds of blood, rivers of blood, streams of blood, oceans of blood, lakes of blood, to spill so much blood that there would literally be a FLOOD of BLOOD. Now comparing that second power the two witnesses have in Revelation 11:6 to the second power that Gad had in 1 Chronicles 21:12 which was three moneths to bee destroyed before thy foes (while that the sword of thine enemies ouertaketh thee) we can See that if the enemies of David's kingdom had pursued to overtake David's kingdom for three months long by the sword of it's enemies, so much blood would have been shed constantly for three months that there would have literally been a BLOOD FLOOD. We can See here again that the second power of the two witnesses in Revelation 11:6 is the same power as the second power Gad had in 1 Chronicles 21:12. And the Third power of the two witnesses in Revelation 11:6 compared to the third power of Gad the seer in 1 Chronicles 21:12 are also exactly the same power. The third power of the two witnesses in Revelation 11:6 is the power to cause plagues. The third power of Gad the seer in 1 Chronicles 21:12 is the power to cause a pestilence. A plague and a pestilence are the same thing. Now many of the secret sins which king David committed were sins of sodomy. See 2 Samuel 1:26 which is given as follows: I am distressed for thee, my brother Ionathan, very pleasant hast thou beene vnto mee: thy loue to mee was wonderfull, passing the loue of women. That was king David speaking of the love that he had between him and Jonathan. Note that even the type of love a man might have for his brother-man is not ever compared to the type of love that men have for women. In other words, a strait man, would not say that the love another man has for him is wonderful, passing the love of women. Only an effeminate one might say it that way. Note: We are not bashing a man of the past. We are exposing a spirit that is here among us right now in our time. This is why Nathan the prophet and Gad the seer were killed by king David. It is because they exposed king David for committing Sodomy. And this is why Revelation 11:8 states that the two witnesses were killed in a city which spiritually is called Sodom. Sodom symbolizing Sod
Enoch at 100 is a critical reassessment of Enoch Powell's legacy by some of the leading political figures, writers and commentators of the current age. The book covers the role of government and the state of the economy, the European Union, constitutional reform, immigration and social cohesion, climate change, energy policy and the environment, defence and foreign policy.