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Against a Brightening Sky

Against a Brightening Sky ebook ISBN: 1429949821
Publisher: Macmillan
Author: Jaime Lee Moyer
Number of Pages: 320 
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By 1919 the Great War has ended, peace talks are under way in Paris, and the world has been forever changed. Delia Martin, apprentice practitioner of magical arts, and her husband, Police Captain Gabriel Ryan, face the greatest challenge of their lives when fragments from the war descend on San Francisco. As Delia prepares to meet friends at a St. Patrick's Day parade, the strange ghost of a European princess appears in her mirror. Her pleasant outing becomes a nightmare as the ghost reappears moments after a riot starts, warning her as a rooftop gunman begins shooting into the crowd. Delia rushes to get her friends to safety, and Gabe struggles to stop the killing-and to save himself. Delia and Gabe realize all the chaos and bloodshed had one purpose-to flush Alina from hiding, a young woman with no memory of anything but her name. As Delia works to discover how the princess ghost's secrets connect to this mysterious young woman, and Gabe tracks a ruthless killer around his city, they find all the answers hinge on two questions: Who is Alina...and why can't she remember? Against a Brightening Sky is the thrilling conclusion to Jaime Lee Moyer's glittering historical fantasy series. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Divine Heretic

Divine Heretic ebook ISBN: 1787479269
Publisher: Hachette UK
Author: Jaime Lee Moyer
Number of Pages: 320 
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Everyone knows the story of Joan of Arc, a peasant girl who put Charles VII on the throne and spearheaded France's victory over Britain before being burned by the English as a heretic and witch. But things are not always as they appear. Jeanne d'Arc was only five when three angels and saints first came to her. Shrouded by a halo of heavenly light, she believed their claim to be holy. The Archangel Michael and Saint Margaret told her she was the foretold Warrior Maid of Lorraine, fated to free France and put a king upon his throne. Saint Catherine made her promise to obey their commands and embrace her destiny; the three saints would guide her every step. Jeanne bound herself to these creatures without knowing what she'd done. As she got older, Jeanne grew to mistrust and fear the voices, and they didn't hesitate to punish her cruelly for disobedience. She quickly learned that their cherished prophecy was more important than the girl expected to make it come true. Jeanne is only a shepherd's daughter, not the Warrior Maid of the prophecy, but she is stubborn and rebellious, and finds ways to avoid doing - and being - what these creatures want. Resistance has a terrifying price, but Jeanne is determined to fight for the life she wants. But when the cost grows too high, Jeanne will risk everything to save her brother, her one true friend and the man she loves. Not everyone is destined to be a hero. Sometimes you have no choice.


Brightfall ebook ISBN: 1787479196
Publisher: Hachette UK
Author: Jaime Lee Moyer
Number of Pages: 400 
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'Immensely satisfying' Kate Elliott, author of King's Dragon Someone is murdering the Merry Men . . . It's been a mostly quiet life since Robin Hood put aside his pregnant wife Marian, turned his back on his Merry Men and his former life and retreated to a monastery to repent his sins . . . although no one knows what was so heinous he would leave behind Sherwood Forest and those he loved most. But when friends from their outlaw days start dying, Father Tuck, now the Abbott of St Mary's, suspects a curse and begs Marian to use her magic to break it. A grieving Marian must bargain for protection for her children before she sets out with a soldier who's lost his faith, a trickster Fey lord, and a sullen Robin Hood, angry at being drawn back into the real world. It's not long before Marian finds herself enmeshed in a maze of secrets and betrayals, tangled relationships and a vicious struggle for the Fey throne. And if she can't find and stop the spell-caster, no protection in Sherwood Forest will be enough to save her children. A wonderful re-imagining of Robin Hood and Maid Marian, perfect for fans of Katherine Arden, Naomi Novik and Christina Henry. 'Beautiful inside and out, gorgeously written and filled with bittersweet magic. A lush, immersive read, perfect for readers of Juliet Marillier' Stephanie Burgis, author of Masks and Shadows

Day of the Dandelion

Day of the Dandelion ebook ISBN: 1416556451
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Author: Peter Pringle
Number of Pages: 320 
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Seeds of a new corn plant are stolen from Oxford University's botany lab, and the professor, Alastair Scott, and his Russian assistant, Tanya Petrovskaya, are missing. Alarms ring in London and Washington, where intelligence officials know that Scott was working on a supergene that could allow control over the world's entire food supply. The British government calls in Arthur Hemmings from the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. To his coworkers, Hemmings is just another researcher in the herbarium, but for many years he has been a secret service agent, an outwardly rumpled but dashing covert adventurer. Officials see a Moscow plot. Has Scott been kidnapped? Is he dead? Have Scott and Tanya fled to Russia? And why is Oxford's vice-chancellor withholding vital information? The intrepid Hemmings follows a series of clues into the cutthroat world of international patents, where the hunt for priceless genes is always nasty and often deadly. In Arthur Hemmings, Pringle has created an original heartbreaker of a hero, a botanist detective with a dash of James Bond. Facing murderous threats, Hemmings investigates fearlessly and with devastating precision. Handsome, witty, an ambitious cook, and a wine lover, he is irresistible to a much younger American female researcher. Day of the Dandelion is a seductive modern hybrid of the thrillers of Graham Greene and the adventure novels of Ian Fleming, filled with political, scientific, and commercial intrigue, and laced with miracle plants, deadly toxins, kidnappings, and car chases. It will keep the reader in suspense and amused from prelude to postscript.

No Crystal Stair

No Crystal Stair ebook ISBN: 9381115176
Publisher: One Point Six Technology Pvt Ltd
Author: Ambika Sirkar
Number of Pages: 226 
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A divorced mother with a son, Kaveri remarries and has a child with her new husband. The son, Kartik, from the previous marriage, remains close with his mother but is distant and unattached to his stepfather. Kaveri feels a sense of guilt for the muddled relationship between stepfather and son. It becomes her life work to keep peace. As Kartik grows into a fine young man with a caring attitude and passionate character, Kaveri wishes for him what she never had... a happy and fulfilling life. She encourages Kartik to find love and marriage. Kaveri's life takes a different path when she is diagnosed with a fatal illness. How will her loved ones handle the sickness? For the first time in her life will Kaveri find peace - a silver of happiness during her final days? Well, sometimes a traumatic event brings harmony. The novel explores the enduring love of a son for his mother, a subject rarely dealt with in the Marathi language after the iconic Shyamchi Aai, pubished in the 1930s.

About Anna...

About Anna... ebook ISBN: 0990928128
Publisher: Infinity House
Author: Sophia Michelle Delanner
Number of Pages: 360 
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Silver medal winner of the 28th (2016) Benjamin Franklin Awards for Best New Voice in Fiction. Gold medal winner of the 4th (2015) Beverly Hills International Book Awards for Literary Fiction. Gold medal winner of the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards for First Novel. Anna, who has always lived under the microscopic judgment of her narcissistic mother, is a Russian immigrant on the verge of turning forty and a single mother of a headstrong teenage daughter. After a life-long succession of regrettable choices and a slew of bad relationships, Anna gives up hope of finding her better half—until she meets David. Their all-consuming love seems timeless and everlasting, but both of their pasts just might destroy their future. A moving tale of three generations of Russian women living in New York City, of fate and love, of bonds that shape and shadow our lives. Crossing generations and continents, Sophia’s narrative details, with uncompromising candor, the joys and hardships of an immigrant renting an apartment in a shabby-chic neighborhood, where the long-buried tensions that fester among families begin to surface in unexpected ways and change the family forever. Engrossing, unpredictable, and moving, the novel will make you laugh out loud one moment and swallow back tears the next. In the vein of Vladimir Nabokov, Mikhail Bulgakov, and Leo Tolstoy, About Anna… presents a rich narrative about a life in which the road to forgiveness is hard—and the path to self-acceptance is even harder. Delanner’s complex characters will resonate with you long after the final page is turned.

Sky Knife

Sky Knife ebook ISBN: 1466889187
Publisher: Forge Books
Author: Marella Sands
Number of Pages: 288 
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Sky Knife is a young man cursed with an unlucky name - a name his mother saw in a vision and pledged that her son would bear, to honor whatever destiny the gods had decreed. He hasn't the luck to take one of the usual paths charted for his people: farmer, soldier, merchant - all these roads are closed to him. The only hope for him lies in service at the King's Temple, where - he hopes - the gods will make clear his purpose in the world. But as a novice priest he has little hope of fulfilling his destiny. That is, until a human sacrifice goes horribly wrong, priests begin to die, and the skies fill with dangerous portents and visions. Magic of all sorts seems to cling to Sky Knife like a shroud, but if he is daring and lucky enough, he may just find out the answer - and, in doing so, win a place among his people. Sky Knife is a compelling and evocative portrait of ancient Mayan culture. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Murder at the Pool

Murder at the Pool ebook ISBN: 110504663X
Author: Misty Reddington
Number of Pages: 168 
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Blood found on a pool deck leads law enforcement officers to assume that someone has been injured. But when Molly Tinker and her poodle find a shoe at a nearby park, police know that someone has been murdered and where the body has been dumped. They just have to figure out who the killer is and arrest him before he murders again.

Kushiel's Chosen

Kushiel's Chosen ebook ISBN: 1447208196
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Author: Jacqueline Carey
Number of Pages: 912 
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This wonderful novel is a sensuous fantasy of sacrifice and conspiracy, which will be loved by fans of George R. R. Martin and Sylvia Day alike. Phèdre has been trained as a skilled spy, courtesan and strategist under her tutor's watchful eye. He was the first to see she'd been touched by the god Kushiel's dart, chosen to forever experience pain and pleasure as one. And above all, Phèdre was taught to observe, remember, and analyze, skills that may yet save her life. Once before, Phèdre gave up everything she held dear to save her homeland, but the gods wishes still cast a shadow over her. For while their young queen is well-loved by her people, there are some who believe other heads should wear the crown. It seems factions who previously escaped the wrath of the mighty are not yet done with schemes for power and revenge. To protect and serve, Phèdre must once again leave her beloved homeland. She will meet old friends and new enemies . . . and uncover an earth-shattering plot masterminded by the one person she cannot deny. Kushiel's Dart, the first in this trilogy, won the Locus Award for Best First Novel. It also won the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award for Best Fantasy.

Refuge Cross

Refuge Cross ebook ISBN: 0987249525
Publisher: DoctorZed Publishing
Author: Sven Grams
Number of Pages: N.A 
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Refuge Cross is an exciting new adventure series for young adults, or simply the young at heart. Join Trex and Sara on their perilous journey as they try to outwit a dangerous band of exiles where secrets, betrayal and disloyalty are the norm. Their beliefs, morals and identity are tested and shaped as they navigate through a time of increasing danger and intrigue when their once separate paths clash head on and are inexorably interwoven forever. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Having traveled extensively throughout the world, Sven Grams' intrigue and fascination on the development and variety of the human condition has never diminished, in particular the influence of environment on personality and the influence of emotional intelligence on shaping our common humanity. Refuge Cross combines his passion for storytelling, history, social development and emotional intelligence through the creation of a fantastical world where contrasting groups of characters play out their individuality in a time filled with intrigue and adventure. "The challenge of writing an engaging, well-paced adventure story has proven to be rewarding and enjoyable experience. I only hope that even if the reader receives only a fraction of the joy that I did while writing it, they will have found the book to be a worthwhile experience. And I hope that they will be just as eager as I am to find out how the story continues for its colorful cast of detailed characters." - Sven Grams, author.


Excalibur ebook ISBN: 1250017378
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Press
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Number of Pages: 448 
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In The Winter King and Enemy of God Bernard Cornwell demonstrated his astonishing ability to make the oft-told legend of King Arthur fresh and new for our time. Now, in this riveting final volume of The Warlord Chronicles, Cornwell tells the unforgettable tale of Arthur's final struggles against the Saxons and his last attempts to triumph over a ruined marriage and ravaged dreams. This is the tale not only of a broken love remade, but also of forces both earthly and unearthly that threaten everything Arthur stands for. Peopled by princesses and bards, by warriors and magicians, Excalibur is the story of love, war, loyalty, and betrayal-the work of a magnificent storyteller at the height of his powers.

Entre ciel et mer...

Entre ciel et mer... ebook ISBN: 2755631783
Publisher: Hugo Roman
Author: Karina Halle
Number of Pages: 318 
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" Pourront-ils aller jusqu'au bout de leur rêve ?" Une new romance qui capte à merveille sous un jour nouveau, l'angoisse existentielle des jeunes de vingt ans. Un éclairage nouveau, à l'esprit cru, et au langage direct témoignant de la réelle sensibilité d'une auteure abonnée aux bestsellers et adulée par les critiques de USA TODAY. Joshua Miles, à peine plus de vingt ans, vit chez sa mère, accumule les petits boulots sans avenir et tourne en rond, jusqu'à ce qu'il rencontre Gemma Blackburn, une étrangère pleine de vie, débarquée de Nouvelle-Zélande. Ce qui débute comme une aventure sans lendemain, va rapidement constituer un véritable tournant dans la vie de Josh. Incapable de se sortir Gemma de l'esprit, il décide sur un coup de tête, de partir la retrouver en Nouvelle-Zélande, avec pour tout viatique un sac-à-dos, un peu d'argent et le nom de Gemma sur un bout de papier. Gemma, entichée elle-aussi, l'embarque pour un voyage-éclair autour de ce pays magnifique, durant lequel Josh va s'ouvrir à la vie, au plaisir, à l'amour, et aux chagrins d'amour qui vont de pair. Parce que lorsque l'amour vous embarque, il arrive qu'il ne vous lâche plus, même si vous savez pertinemment que vous devez lui dire adieu.

Sunsets, Twilights, and Evening Skies

Sunsets, Twilights, and Evening Skies ebook ISBN: 9780521406475
Publisher: CUP Archive
Author: Aden Meinel,Marjorie Meinel
Number of Pages: 163 
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Explains what causes color variations in sunsets, tells how volcanic eruptions can change the sun's light, and discusses comets, meteors, city lights, and the aurora borealis.

Of Other Days

Of Other Days ebook ISBN: 1291705341
Author: Anthony Holten
Number of Pages: 406 
File: of-other-days.pdf
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""Of Other Days"" is an account of a rural childhood spent in post World War II Ireland during the 1940's and 1950's. Portrayed against the backdrop of Tara, Navan, and The Boyne Valley, the author relates his recollections of growing up in County Meath, Ireland during an age of relative innocence and simplicity. Comprised of 85 tales of varying lengths, the many different aspects of life in the Irish countryside during these years are explored in detail, reflecting an Ireland which now, just over half a century later in the new millennium, has well and truly vanished. Originally available locally and launched in County Meath in a limited signed numbered edition of 200 copies, ""Of Other Days"" is now also available in this second edition. Written by Anthony Holten, edited and designed by John A. Holten.

The Forge

The Forge ebook ISBN:
Author: N.A
Number of Pages: N.A 
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Issues for 1924-1926 consist of poetry only; issues for 1927-1928 contain also plays, fiction, etc.

Anatomie d'un soldat

Anatomie d'un soldat ebook ISBN: 2267032236
Publisher: Christian Bourgois
Author: Harry Parker
Number of Pages: 240 
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Le jeune capitaine britannique Tom Barnes est envoyé en mission dans une zone de conflit. Au retour d’une patrouille nocturne, il marche sur un engin explosif improvisé et est immédiatement rapatrié en Angleterre. Débute alors un autre combat tant psychologique que physique durant lequel le héros va parvenir à surmonter « ce à quoi l’on ne pouvait survivre » grâce à l’aide non seulement des médecins, mais aussi de sa famille ainsi que de l’être aimé. Raconté tour à tour par quarante-cinq objets – garrot, sac à main, gilet pare-balles, verre de bière, prothèse, miroir, sac d’engrais, vélo, pile électrique, basket blanche... – conçus pour assister, observer ou nuire, ce récit est un tour de force qui nous fait découvrir de manière inédite le destin et les pensées profondes des acteurs du conflit et de leurs proches, qu’ils soient patriotes ou fanatiques, cyniques ou manipulés, bienveillants ou éblouis par l’idéalisme de la jeunesse. Chronique singulière et néanmoins réaliste, Anatomie d’un soldat est en outre un témoignage saisissant et chargé d’émotion : celui de la reconquête de soi-même, de cette dignité et de cette force qui sont le propre de l’Humain.

Fire the Sky

Fire the Sky ebook ISBN: 1439167079
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Author: W. Michael and Kathleen O'Neal Gear
Number of Pages: 448 
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New York Times bestselling novelists W. Michael and Kathleen O’Neal Gear have long been considered the foremost chroniclers of early Native American life. Now, in a critically acclaimed, sweeping new series, they recreate the conflict-filled years following one of the first European invasions. Seen through the eyes of a courageous pair of Native Americans, Fire the Sky follows Hernando de Soto’s brutal expedition north from the Florida peninsula as the explorer plunders the heart of a complex and fragile civilization. An itinerant trader and outcast from his tribe, Black Shell was swept into the Spirit World and returned a transformed man. Now, carrying his white-feathered trader’s staff, he devotes his life to a sacred mission that only the tall, beautiful Pearl Hand—his lover, confidant and wife—truly understands. Black Shell has seen what the incomprehensibly violent, shining-armored invaders are capable of doing to his world and knows that if his people are to survive, he and his “Orphans,” a small band of fierce warriors, must kill as many Kristianos as they can. After being fought to a standstill by the courageous Apalachee Nation, de Soto has changed his tactics. He will employ promises of peace to accomplish what cannot be achieved by violence alone. Lured by a young man’s tale of gold and aided by an arrogant princess’s treachery, he makes his way through the beautiful southeastern landscape. One by one, the ancient Nations fall victim to his lies as rulers and commoners alike are tricked into enslavement. In spite of the price de Soto has placed on his head, Black Shell shadows the Kristiano advance and finds that his own legend precedes him. Some will heed Black Shell’s strategies of sacrifice and deception. Others will ignore him—and suffer unspeakable horrors as a result. In this moving, vivid portrait of a lost American civilization and a powerful love between a man and a woman, the Gears illuminate a little-understood time in our history, as this bloody conflict between two peoples hurtles toward an apocalyptic battle that may change the course of the war forever. . . .

A Walk Against The Stream

A Walk Against The Stream ebook ISBN: 1910294438
Publisher: Helion and Company
Author: Tony Ballinger
Number of Pages: 416 
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A Walk Against The Stream takes a look at the experiences of a young national service officer in the Rhodesian army. This is a true story, encompassing all eighteen months the author spent at Victoria Falls, Rhodesia, facing enemy territory just across the Zambezi river in Zambia. Initially allocated to 4th platoon, 4 Independent company Rhodesia Regiment (RR) as a subaltern and later on as a 1st Lieutenant in support company 2RR, the story starts with the authorÕs training and subsequent deployment to the operational area. The events that unfold contain interesting military encounters, with battles against the Zambian army and local terrorists clearly depicted. The style of writing flows easily and graphically, drawing the reader into a half forgotten world. But there is also another aspect to the story: the human side of it. It is an examination of the authorÕs love of a country falling apart and the relationship that he forms with a local woman in the village; their love, hope and dreams snatched away by unfolding events. This is a riveting personal tale, interspersed with interesting facts and dozens of photographs. All the names and places are real, including the battle scenes with ZIPRA and the Zambian army.

Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 ebook ISBN: 2072455146
Publisher: Editions Gallimard
Author: Ray Bradbury
Number of Pages: 240 
File: fahrenheit-451.pdf
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451 degrés Fahrenheit représentent la température à laquelle un livre s'enflamme et se consume. Dans cette société future où la lecture, source de questionnement et de réflexion, est considérée comme un acte antisocial, un corps spécial de pompiers est chargé de brûler tous les livres, dont la détention est interdite pour le bien collectif. Montag, le pompier pyromane, se met pourtant à rêver d'un monde différent, qui ne bannirait pas la littérature et l'imaginaire au profit d'un bonheur immédiatement consommable. Il devient dès lors un dangereux criminel, impitoyablement poursuivi par une société qui désavoue son passé.


Bubblegum ebook ISBN: 236084007X
Publisher: Inculte - Dernière Marge
Author: Adam Levin
Number of Pages: 1049 
File: bubblegum.pdf
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Au cours de l’année 2015, Belt Magnet, 38 ans, entreprend d’écrire ses mémoires. Auteur d’un seul roman, il vit chez son père d’une pension d’invalidité accordée après qu’un curieux trouble mental lui a été diagnostiqué. Belt est convaincu, depuis l’âge de 12 ans, qu’il peut communiquer avec les objets, les inans comme il les appelle. En guise de thérapie, Belt s’est vu octroyer une innovation technologique : un des premiers Curio, un robot animal de chair et d’os capable d’empathie, de mimétisme, d’interaction avec l’humain. Ces petits animaux manufacturés sont si mignons qu’ils provoquent parfois la pulsion de les dévorer. Quelques années plus tard, les Curio se sont généralisés et focalisent toute l’attention. C’est dans cet environnement de légère uchronie que Bubblegum va suivre la vie de Belt Magnet, la mort prématurée de sa mère, ses amitiés adolescentes, ses questions permanentes sur le sens de la vie, le monde ou la société. Avec un humour féroce, Bubblegum nous parle d’une Amérique étrange, d’un jeune homme tout à fait aussi bizarre qu’attachant, d’un monde qui est le nôtre sans l’être tout à fait. Il y a du Salinger et du Philip Roth dans ce livre, mais il y a surtout du Adam Levin, écrivain à l’imagination débridée, au style virevoltant, à la verve irrésistible.