Did you know Helen of Troy had fangs? No matter...the secrets of Helen are about to be revealed. Stories of Greek mythology are richly revisited and Helen finally tells all In this terrifying historical novel. Helen is revealed to be a huntress by night, seeking out blood-wine and seducing men as she is cursed to be the most beautiful woman on earth. As a succubus, she not only captures hearts but has a ten year war fought for her. Her plight and thirst for blood is woven into the mythological tales of Homer and not only is she a vampire and beautiful. but she is also lonely and outcast; her fury will be unleashed on both Sparta and Troy.
Polar Knights is based on true events.In 1845, The HMS Erebus and Terror set out for a study of magnetism and the search for the Northwest Passage. Every member of the crew either vanished or was found as a mummy or a skeleton. Where were the 129 men? Search efforts proved confusing. Camp remains stretched hundreds of miles and gave credence to the belief that the men tried to man-haul sledges and walk to safety that was never within reach. Starvation, disease, the elements, and cannibalism chased the men every step of the way.The native people tried to explain what happened to the men and even claimed that some men survived and lived among them. No one believed them.In 2016 the world became interested in the story again after the ships were found, sunken far from where expected. (But exactly where the natives claimed they could be found). Just as the legends claimed, there is a skeleton aboard the Erebus awaiting identification.Were there truly European women lost with the ships’ crews?Of what horrors did the men perish?Did some of the men survive? Polar Knights follows the terrifying, hopeless events the Franklin expedition’s men faced but also celebrates heroism and those few men who became a rarity in the Arctic: knights.
The mysteries surrounding the deaths of nine young, experienced ski hikers in 1959 have never been solved. On a trip through the Ural Mountains, the group of students first were reported missing and then were found deceased, but several were not located until months following the tragedy. Despite exhaustive investigations, there has never been a theory that explains exactly what killed the nine, and because of this, many unusual conjectures have arisen. Strange theories include a yeti attack, UFOs, and teleportation, military/government secret weapons testing, rogue missiles, or parachute mines, radio waves and black holes. Because of the truly strange behavior of the nine skiers, their shocking causes of death from autopsy reports and other evidence, and the many unanswered questions, the mystery has sparked fierce debates.The fact is that we may never know exactly what happened to the young people during their trip and especially on February 1-2 of 1959 but Dyatlov Nine: Death Below Zero offers a theory that fits all the evidence including diaries, forensics, and photographs. With new pictures and new maps in the book, the case may finally be solved.
•Warning: graphic autopsy reports and photographs
In Search of the Lost Arctic Expedition