By Chris Bohjalian
'There' says Alice Hayward to Reverend Stephen Drew, whilst she arise out of the water after her baptism. quite a few brief hours later, Alice is useless, shot by way of her abusive husband who became the gun on himself quickly after. Tortured by means of the cryptic finality of that brief utterance, Reverend Drew feels his religion in God slipping away as he attempts to unearth the reality in the back of Alice's dying. in basic terms new arrival Heather Laurent -- the enigmatic writer of wildly winning books approximately angels -- turns out in a position to shop him from slipping into the depths of depression. Heather has her personal tale. She survived a formative years that culminated in her personal parents' murder-suicide, so she identifies deeply with Alice's daughter, Katie, providing herself as a mentor to the woman and a shoulder for Stephen. yet then the state's legal professional starts off to suspect that Alice's husband won't have killed himself ...and reveals out that Alice had secrets and techniques in basic terms her minister knew. similar throughout the eyes of 4 varied narrators, secrets and techniques of Eden is either a haunting mystery and a deeply evocative testomony to the interior complexities that mark all of our lives. once more, Chris Bohjalian has given us a riveting page-turner during which not anything is exactly what it kind of feels.
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A single fiery tail feather can light up an entire room. It grazes in the garden of its owner, Tzar Dalmet, but at night it sometimes sneaks into the nearby orchard of Tzar Vyslav Andronovich to steal his golden apples of youth, beauty, and immortality. It is considered to be the Russian Phoenix, and its origin may likewise have been in Bird of Paradise skins. Fire-Drakes—Great, firebreathing, bat-winged Dragons inhabiting marshes in the British Isles and mountain caverns of northern Europe, where they guard hordes of treasure.
Dragon—A gigantic reptilian creature, frequently possessing bat-like wings and fiery breath. Some are capable of human speech. There are many varieties, living in all the Elements: Earth, Water, Fire, and Air. Wingless, legless dragons are called Lindorms, Wyrms, or Wyrms. Those with legs but no wings are called Drakes. A Dragon with two limbs and two wings is called a Wyvern. Dragons with feathery rather than leathery wings are called Amphiteres. Dragons exist in cultures the world over. A Wizard’s Bestiary 36 Eastern Dragons tend to be wise and benevolent creatures of clouds, rain, and bodies of water.
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