On Earth As It Is In Hell: A Hellboy Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 1, 2005 - Fiction - 368 pages
This action-packed adventure starring Mike Mignola's popular creation, Hellboy, was written by award-winning author Brian Hodge.

Fifty years ago, a blood-red, cloven-hoofed demon was conjured up by Axis powers at the end of World War II, but adopted by the United States government, which gave him the name Hellboy and raised him in secrecy. Today, Hellboy is a top field agent for the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense. He questions the unknown—then beats it into submission.

His latest case: Angels have attacked the Vatican, destroying an entire floor of the building's precious library. That's a new one, even for the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense. The BPRD dispatches Hellboy and his amphibious colleague, Abe Sapien, to investigate. When they arrive on the scene, they discover that thousands of documents from all eras of history have been destroyed—except for one, saved from the holy fire by an obsessive scholar. His prize? An ancient scroll allegedly written by Jesus the Nazarene—decades after the crucifixion. Hellboy's first thought is that the scroll was the focus of the seraphim's attack—but why would heavenly creatures undertake such violence and ruin?

The answer to this puzzle will lead Hellboy down a terrifying trail to ancient gods, vengeful demons, and a hidden world made of the purest evil...
 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
15
Section 3
24
Section 4
37
Section 5
52
Section 6
67
Section 7
78
Section 8
89
Section 18
211
Section 19
220
Section 20
229
Section 21
241
Section 22
260
Section 23
267
Section 24
279
Section 25
284

Section 9
103
Section 10
116
Section 11
129
Section 12
138
Section 13
146
Section 14
164
Section 15
178
Section 16
191
Section 17
197
Section 26
294
Section 27
300
Section 28
306
Section 29
317
Section 30
324
Section 31
342
Section 32
353
Section 33
361
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About the author (2005)

Brian Hodge is the author of eight novels, including Wild Horses and Dark Advent, and three story collections, as well as numerous short stories in various publications and anthologies. He has been nominated for the Bram Stoker Award and for the World Fantasy Award.

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