Coven of the Worm

Book One: Estranged Earth

Linda Caldwell attends Putty Hill Senior High with her friends Jane and Candy, where she meets and falls in love with an intriguing young man named David Yeng-Chi.

David seems perfect for her, but he has a dark secret. His father Hamaki had trained him to use a deadly mix of martial arts and magic in the service of his god—Chai'Huon Ju, the Defiler. David is a descendent of the Worm Clan of a long forgotten prehistoric nation called Hunjan. There were other gods and different beliefs among these people, but the Worm Clan had believed in Chai'Huon Ju's legacy of evil.

As the relationship between David and Linda grows, Linda begins to have prophetic dreams warning her to stay away from him. The visions are so insistent and frightening that she surrenders to them and breaks up with David. Enraged, David resolves to have revenge by conjuring his god to Earth.

Linda has a secret too, however—one that might help to save her soul from the Defiler. Prophecy was merely the first of her abilities to develop and—she soon discovers—there were more powers to come.

Book Two: Mystic Moon (in progress)

Eric is the son of David Yeng-Chi, who had unleashed Pure Intensity and wreaked havoc on a Maryland town in 1995—all in the name of revenge. When Eric discovers his true identity, he sets out to fulfill his destiny, which is to assemble a Coven and use it to release his evil god on Earth.

Daniel is an Avatar of the gods, and only he knows how to find the others like him. It is his destiny to gather the Avatars and lead them to battle against the Defiler before he can wage war on Heaven. Together with Dawn Lu, Linda Levinston, and FBI agent Carl Timmers, Daniel searches for Eric and his coven—hoping to find them before they can succeed with their diabolical plans.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

106 Most Unread Books Meme

I got this book meme at Allie's Musings and thought I'd take it up. Honestly, I don't know where it started. I checked Books, Memes, and Musings, but there it was picked up from One More Chapter.

Below is the list of 106 books considered the "most unread" by LibraryThing's users. You're supposed to mark those you've read in bold and those you've started but couldn't finish in italics. You also need to strike through those you hated and underline the ones you plan to read sometime. Unfortunately, I can't see how to do those last two options here. Hopefully one of my loyal readers can set me straight, in which case I'll edit the post. Until then I'll have to improvise. I'll put those I hated in [brackets] and follow the ones I'd like to read with (TBR). And, finally, you need to add an asterisk to any that you've read more than once.

Jonathan Strange & M. Norrell
Anna Karenina
Crime and Punishment
One hundred years of solitude
Wuthering Heights
The Silmarillion(TBR)
Life of Pi
The Name of the Rose
Don Quixote
Moby Dick
Madame Bovary
The Odyssey
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Eyre
A Tale of Two Cities
The Brothers Karamazov
Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies
War and Peace
Vanity Fair
The Time Traveller’s Wife
The Iliad
The Blind Assassin
The Kite Runner
Mrs. Dalloway
Great Expectations
American Gods
A heartbreaking work of staggering genius
Atlas shrugged
Reading Lolita in Tehran
Memoirs of a Geisha
Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West
The Canterbury tales
The Historian
A portrait of the artist as a young man
Love in the time of cholera
Brave new world (TBR)
The Fountainhead
Foucault’s Pendulum
The Count of Monte Cristo
A clockwork orange
Anansi Boys
The Once and Future King
The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible
Angels & Demons
The Inferno
The Satanic Verses
Sense and sensibility
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Mansfield Park
One flew over the cuckoo’s nest
To the Lighthouse
Tess of the D’Urbervilles
Oliver Twist
Gulliver’s Travels
Les misérables
The Corrections
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The curious incident of the dog in the night-time
Dune (TBR)
The Prince
The Sound and the Fury
Angela’s Ashes
The God of Small Things
A people’s history of the United States : 1492-present
Neverwhere (TBR)
A confederacy of dunces
A Short History of Nearly Everything
The unbearable lightness of being
The Scarlet Letter
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
The Mists of Avalon
Oryx and Crake : a novel
Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed
Cloud Atlas
The Confusion
Northanger Abbey
The Catcher in the Rye
On the Road
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
The Aeneid
Watership Down (TBR)
Gravity’s Rainbow
The Hobbit*
In Cold Blood
White teeth
Treasure Island
David Copperfield
The Three Musketeers

Wow, I've only read ten of them all the way through, and some of those I never would have picked up if I hadn't gone to college. Why isn't Robinson Crusoe in this list? I really, really hated that book!


Steve Thorn said...

Hmmm,. that is an interesting list, considering they are supposedly the most unread from Library Thing. Think I might try this meme out myself.

Allie Boniface said...

Probably just because lots of people have read it...the whole list is an odd collection of works, if you ask me!

Michael said...

Hi, Steve! I think this is first time you've posted a comment here. Thanks for stopping by!

Yes, I must agree that it is an interesting and odd list.

Thomma Lyn said...

Interesting -- I've read quite a few of these and loved them, and others I have on my To-Read list. Quite an eclectic assortment, to be sure! And the word "eclectic" pretty much sums up my reading tastes. :)

Annie Wicking and Loman Austen said...

Hi try listening to them on audio tape. I had tried to read 'Catch-22' when I was in my teens. I do, do a lot of reading, but I work full-time and so much of my spare-time is taken up with my writing. So while I'm cooking or sorting washing I listen to books on tapes. I find this help me too when I working on my own book. I listen to how my book sound too me when I read it back to myself while I'm writing.

I've read eleven and have listened to quite a few of the others.

Best wishes

Jim Melvin said...

I've read 23 of them, but I'm not trying to brag because I read a lot of them years and years ago and also because there are people out there who blow me away in this regard. I'm sure there are people who have read every one ... twice.