The Unforgiving Wind

Author: John Harris
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 0755147480
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The Unforgiving Wind. Charting the disastrous expedition of Commander Adams, this novel follows the misfortunes of his men across the Arctic. Whatever can go wrong does go wrong as transport, instruments, health and sanity begin to fail. Only one man can rescue them, the truculent Tom Fife who responds to faint radio signals from the Arctic shores.

Blueprints Of The Afterlife

Author: Ryan Boudinot
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802194745
Size: 79.28 MB
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Blueprints Of The Afterlife. From the “wickedly talented” (Boston Globe) and “darkly funny” (New York Times Book Review) Ryan Boudinot, Blueprints of the Afterlife is a tour de force. It is the Afterlife. The end of the world is a distant, distorted memory called “the Age of F***ed Up Shit.” A sentient glacier has wiped out most of North America. Medical care is supplied by open-source nanotechnology, and human nervous systems can be hacked. Abby Fogg is a film archivist with a niggling feeling that her life is not really her own. She may be right. Al Skinner is a former mercenary for the Boeing Army, who’s been dragging his war baggage behind him for nearly a century. Woo-jin Kan is a virtuoso dishwasher with the Hotel and Restaurant Management Olympics medals to prove it. Over them all hovers a mysterious man named Dirk Bickle, who sends all these characters to a full-scale replica of Manhattan under construction in Puget Sound. An ambitious novel that writes large the hopes and anxieties of our time—climate change, social strife, the depersonalization of the digital age—Blueprints of the Afterlife will establish Ryan Boudinot as an exceptional novelist of great daring.

The Assassin King

Author: Elizabeth Haydon
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 9781429920551
Size: 60.79 MB
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The Assassin King. The Assassin King opens at winter's end with the arrival by sea of a mysterious hunter, a man of ancient race and purpose, who endlessly chants the names of the pantheon of demons that are his intended victims, as well as one other: Ysk, the original name of the Brother, now known as Achmed, the Assassin King of Ylorc. At the same moment of this portentous arrival, two gatherings of great import are taking place. The first is a convocation of dragons, who gather in a primeval forest glade--the site of the horrific ending of Llauron, one of the last of their kind. They mourn not only his irrevocable death, but the loss of the lore and control over the Earth itself that it represents. The ancient wyrms are terrified for what will come as a result of this loss. The second gathering is a council of war held in the depths of the keep of Haguefort: Ashe and Rhapsody, rulers of the alliance that protects the Middle Continent; Gwydion, the new Duke of Navarne; Anborn, the Lord Marshall; Achmed, the King of Ylorc, and Grunthor, his Sergeant-Major. Each brings news that form the pieces of a great puzzle. And as each piece is added it becomes quite clear: War is coming, the likes of which the world has never known. Cataclysm, both large and small, await in this sixth volume of the USA Today bestselling fantasy series, The Symphony of Ages. A twisting, fast-moving tale, The Assassin King promises endless surprises--most of which lead to pain. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

House Of Darkness House Of Light

Author: Andrea Perron
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1456747614
Size: 43.87 MB
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House Of Darkness House Of Light. Roger and Carolyn Perron purchased the home of their dreams and eventual nightmares in December of 1970. The Arnold Estate, located just beyond the village of Harrisville, Rhode Island seemed the idyllic setting in which to raise a family. The couple unwittingly moved their five young daughters into the ancient and mysterious farmhouse. Secrets were kept and then revealed within a space shared by mortal and immortal alike. Time suddenly became irrelevant; fractured by spirits making their presence known then dispersing into the ether. The house is a portal to the past and a passage to the future. This is a sacred story of spiritual enlightenment, told some thirty years hence. The family is now somewhat less reticent to divulge a closely-guarded experience. Their odyssey is chronicled by the eldest sibling and is an unabridged account of a supernatural excursion. Ed and Lorraine Warren investigated this haunting in a futile attempt to intervene on their behalf. They consider the Perron family saga to be one of the most compelling and significant of a famously ghost-storied career as paranormal researchers. During a séance gone horribly wrong, they unleashed an unholy hostess; the spirit called Bathsheba...a God-forsaken soul. Perceiving herself to be mistress of the house, she did not appreciate the competition. Carolyn had long been under siege; overt threats issued in the form of fire...a mother’s greatest fear. It transformed the woman in unimaginable ways. After nearly a decade the family left a once beloved home behind though it will never leave them, as each remains haunted by a memory. This tale is an inspiring testament to the resilience of the human spirit on a pathway of discovery: an eternal journey for the living and the dead.

Deliverance

Author: Allen E. Goldenthal
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency
ISBN: 1612046428
Size: 25.58 MB
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Deliverance. Born into a priestly family, the young Joseph ben Matthias (Josephus) is selected by the religious court of Jerusalem to undertake a mission to free his countrymen who have been held captive in Rome for a decade. The trip by merchant ship to the heart of the Empire is fraught with danger. Attacked by pirates, shipwrecked, and losing his close friends, Josephus must now find new allies in order for his mission to succeed. Josephus soon learns that all was not as simple as he had been led to believe and his mission may have had an entirely different purpose all together. With insurrection brewing in the Middle East, Josephus finds that he is walking the narrow tightrope between being a servant of Rome, lover to the Empress Poppea, and the next victim of Nero's savage purges. The balance between doing what is right and what is necessary becomes the ultimate battle. What price will a man pay in order to succeed? Deliverance: The Flavius Josephus Journal Part One is the riveting adventure of one man, his destiny, and the quest to change the course of history.

No Stone Unturned

Author: Helen Watts
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472905423
Size: 68.39 MB
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No Stone Unturned. Kelly, a Traveller girl, is isolated and unhappy at her new school. Until the hot summer day when she meets Ben. Ben offers to help Kelly with her history project. It's just schoolwork - except that the investigation quickly becomes compelling. Strange puzzles are revealed. A dark secret of the local quarry comes to life. Soon the mystery of the past is spilling into the present - and into Kelly's own life. Kelly must bring the long-buried truth to light. And she will leave no stone unturned... A tense, moving mystery with brilliant historical detail of Victorian life, by the author of the Carnegie-nominated One Day In Oradour.

A Cowboy S Thoughts

Author: Merle Roehr
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 9781452033747
Size: 79.76 MB
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A Cowboy S Thoughts. This book is a mix of simple short stories and poetry. Some are of a more serious spiritual nature, and some are just for fun. Most of all they are about feelings and memories. The life of a cowboy is a special and unique one. Mine has been mixed with the life that is shared with God first and then children. It is a combination which has brought out unique way of thinking and a life I consider a privilege to share with you. I hope it brings you enjoyment, smiles and yes, even a few longings. Pour a cup of coffee, sit back and enjoy life, and Thank You for letting me be a part of it.

Within These Walls

Author: Ania Ahlborn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476783799
Size: 72.61 MB
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Within These Walls. In her all-new supernatural thriller, bestselling indie horror author Ania Ahlborn asks: How far would you go for success? What would you be capable of if the promise of forever was real? With his marriage on the rocks and his life in shambles, washed-up true-crime writer Lucas Graham is desperate for a comeback, one more shot at the bestselling success he once enjoyed. His chance comes when he’s promised exclusive access to death row inmate Jeffrey Halcomb, the notorious cult leader and mass murderer who’s ready to break his silence after thirty years, and who contacted Lucas personally from his maximum-security cell. With nothing left to lose, Lucas leaves New York to live and work from the scene of the crime: a split-level farmhouse on a gray-sanded beach in Washington State whose foundation is steeped in the blood of Halcomb’s diviners—runaways who were drawn to his message of family, unity, and unconditional love. There, Lucas sets out to capture the real story of the departed faithful. Except that he’s not alone. For Jeffrey Halcomb promised his devout eternal life…and within these walls, they’re far from dead.

A Question Of Balance

Author: Taylor Aitken Greer
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520920132
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A Question Of Balance. One of this century's most influential musical intellects takes center stage in Taylor Greer's meticulously wrought study of Charles Seeger (1886-1979). Seeger left an indelible mark in the fields of musicology, music criticism, ethnomusicology, and avant-garde musical composition, but until now there has been no extended appreciation and critique of Seeger's work as a whole, nor has an accessible guide to his texts been available. Exploring the entire corpus of Charles Seeger's writing, A Question of Balance highlights the work of those persons who most influenced him, especially Henri Bergson, Bertrand Russell, and Ralph Perry. Invited to inaugurate the music department at the University of California's Berkeley campus in 1912, Seeger became keenly aware of his deficiencies in general education and put himself on a rigorous regimen of intellectual development that included studying history, anthropology, political theory, and philosophy. For the remainder of his life his ideas about music heavily influenced the development of ethnomusicology and systematic musicology. Charles Seeger is perhaps best known as the father of the folk singers Pete, Mike, and Peggy Seeger and as the husband of the innovative American composer Ruth Crawford. This book makes clear that Seeger was an extremely important thinker and educator in his own right. Seeger's intellectual curiosity was as eclectic as it was enthusiastic, and Greer skillfully weaves together the connections Seeger made between music, the humanities, and the sciences. The result is a luminous tapestry depicting Seeger's ideal schemes of musicology. At the same time it reflects the turbulence and vitality in American musical life during the early decades of the century.