Vampireology

The True History of the Fallen

By Archer Brookes; Gary Blythe; Nick Holt (Editor)
Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763649142, 30pp.

Publication Date: May 11, 2010

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Description
Explore (if you dare) the true history of the Fallen Ones -- and follow the fate of a 1920s investigator lured by a beauty with violet eyes.
Long before the term vampire was born, long before Bram Stoker fictionalized this being's ways, blood-drinking demons were banished to Earth by Michael's host of Angels, or so the Bible describes. Now this rich, mesmerizing resource, written in 1900, sheds light on what happened hence to the three vampire bloodlines -- especially the tortured souls known as the Belial. Interspersed are booklets, flaps, and letters between a young paranormal researcher who discovered the book in the 1920s and an oddly alluring woman who seeks his help. Among the phenomena explored are:
* vampires' genealogical origins, attributes, and range
* myths about the making of vampires
* secrets of vampires' powers and shape-shifting skills
* tips for spotting vampires, protecting oneself, and fighting back
* case studies of famous vampires -- and vampire hunters -- through history
* a shocking overview of vampires "living" among us.



About the Author
While the everyday messages we receive from the media can seem overwhelming or even discouraging, the Church Signs 2011 Mini Day-to-Day Calendar offers a refreshing alternative. Each full-color page features a quote, quip, or proverb--courtesy of church billboards nationwide--that is succinct, insightful, and uplifting. Think of it as divine display advertising, providing a bit of goodwill to each day!Copyright (c) 2010 Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLCMichael Morpurgo is the award-winning author of more than ninety books and a former British Children's Laureate. He lives in Devon, England. Gary Blythe has illustrated numerous picture books, including THE WHALES' SONG by Dyan Sheldon, which was awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal. He lives in London.Nick Holt is also the author of "Quiz Master, The Wit and Wisdom of Golf "and "The Wit and Wisdom of the Movies,"
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