Author: Destiny Soria
Category: Young Adult Fiction
In the city of Eldra, people are ruled by ancient prophecies. For centuries, the high council has stayed in power by virtue of the prophecies of the elder seers. After the last infallible prophecy came to pass, growing unrest led to murders and an eventual rebellion that raged for more than a decade. In the present day, Cassa, the orphaned daughter of rebels, is determined to fight back against the high council, which governs Eldra from behind the walls of the citadel. Her only allies are no-nonsense Alys, easygoing Evander, and perpetually underestimated Newt. Cassa struggles to come to terms with the legacy of rebellion her dead parents have left her, and the fear that she may be inadequate to shoulder the burden. But by the time Cassa and her friends uncover the mystery of the final infallible prophecy, it may be too late to save the city—or themselves.
Author: Archibald J. Cronin
Or, the Wonders of the Underground World
Author: William Henry Davenport Adams
Author: David Bailor
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
New York City, the grand metropolis of the United States, had been devastated from the radiation wars over global oil rights. Only a few of the largest cities had endured the holocaust, many in name only, as the survivors migrated to widely separated tracts of land left un-radiated by the nuclear warheads unleashed by oil-hungry countries. The once-dominate United States had been reduced to independent city-states. As recognized power was redistributed around the world, elected governments began to disintegrate into dictatorial regimes. York City (as it was now called) was under the control of the latest man in power, Mayor Kourei Posin. Rights and privileges were being systematically stripped away. Choices of education and employment were no longer options; those opportunities were now mandated and enforced by a government as necessity dictated. David Kendal of Kendal Enterprises had a plan but it was risky. Although the people wanted reform and freedom, they no longer had the voice or the power to achieve it. The Mayor’s security troops had already imprisoned some of David’s closest friends and confidants while others had met untimely deaths. Yet, not everyone was opposed to the growing tyranny of the ruling class. Even within David’s own inner circle of family and advisors the promise of wealth and power was the harbinger of betrayal. With his family in hiding, David and his few remaining allies needed to find a place to work their plan. They would build a city within a city, a guardian city – the Citadel.
Author: S. A. Burgess
Publisher: Rowanvale Books
Shadows Beneath the Watch Tower is perfect for fans of fantasy series’, both adults and young adults; readers will find themselves transported into a world where Kingdoms are ruled by war, where evil is at every corner, and Quillan has to navigate his way around dangerously seductive women, treacherous men and a sinister force that haunts the fear-drenched walls of the strange citadel. A story fraught with assassination, bloody murder and intrigue, this is a great addition for any fan of the fantasy genre.
Author: Monique Urza
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
A second-generation Basque American tries to reconcile her memories of the simplicity of the past with the reality of change in the present as she recalls life with her Basque immigrant grandparents
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
The Foreign Legion in France's Colonial Conquests 1870-1935
Author: Martin Windrow
Publisher: Hachette UK
The gripping true story of the French Foreign Legion in the Sahara. Ever since the 1920s the popular legend of the French Foreign Legion has been formed by P.C. Wren's novel BEAU GESTE - a world of remote forts, warrior tribes, and desperate men of all nationalities enlisting under pseudonyms to fight and die under the desert sun. As with all clichés, the reality is far richer and more surprising than this. In this book Martin Windrow describes desert battles and famous last stands in gripping detail - but he also shows exactly what the Foreign Legion were doing in North Africa in the first place. He explains how French colonial methods there actually had their roots in the jungles of Vietnam, and how the political pressures that kept the empire expanding can be traced to battles on the streets of Paris itself. His description of the Berber tribesmen of Morocco also reveals some disturbing modern parallels: the formidable guerrillas of the 1920s were inspired by an Islamic fundamentalist who was adept at using the world's media to further his cause. Martin Windrow's previous book THE LAST VALLEY received fabulous reviews across the English-speaking world. This unique book, which is the first to examine the 'golden age' of the Foreign Legion has followed suit.
Contesting New York City's Public Spaces
Author: Benjamin Shepard,Gregory Smithsimon
Publisher: SUNY Press
Examines New York City as a paradigmatic example of the tensions between privatization and public uses of space in the contemporary U.S.
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Author: John Marco
Publisher: Hachette UK
A fast-paced epic with enormous scope, believable and appealing characters and an impressively imagined world. The Empire of Nar is being torn apart, the balance of power tipped by the sorcerer Tharn's magic. The Emperor wants control of the magic, Tharn wants to rule the Empire and countless thousands of people are caught up in the struggle. And now the love of Prince Richius's life has been spirited away by Tharn. But all is not what it seems. Richius is a flawed hero pursuing a woman he has met just once. The Emperor is greedy and lazy, while Tharn is a dying man touched by the gods and struggling to use his power for good.
Author: A. J. Cronin
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
When newly qualified doctor Andrew Manson takes up his first post in a Welsh mining community, the young Scot brings with him a bagful of idealism and enthusiasm. Both are soon strained to the limit as Andrew discovers the reality of performing operations on a kitchen table and washing in a scullery, of unspeakable sanitation, of common infantile cholera and enteritis. There are no X-rays, no ambulances – nothing to combat the disease and poverty. It isn’t long before Andrew’s outspokenness and determination make him enemies – as well as winning him friends, and the love of an idealistic schoolteacher. Riches that he risks losing when the fashionable, greedy world of London medicine claims him, with its private clinics, wealthy, spoilt patients and huge rewards. A classic saga by A J Cronin, one of the great masters of the genre, author of The Stars Look Down and Hatter's Castle, The Citadel is a moving story of tragedy, triumph and redemption, and was influential in the creation of the NHS.
Author: Mackenzi Lee
Die Bekenntnisse eines Gentlemans Gibt es ein abschreckenderes Beispiel für junge Bildungsreisende als Sir Henry Montague? Nach Montys Cavaliersreise wird der englische Adel seine Sprösslinge bestimmt nie wieder auf den Kontinent schicken. Irgendwie ist er immer in eine Tändelei verwickelt. Oder betrunken. Oder zur falschen Zeit am falschen Ort. Nackt! Kein gutes Vorbild für seine Reisegefährten, weder für seine kleine Schwester Felicity, noch für seinen Jugendfreund Percy. Doch Monty will keinen Augenblick vergeuden, denn bald heißt es zurück zum gestrengen Herrn Vater und die Standespflichten wahrnehmen. Montys Unbesonnenheit aber bringt sie alle in unvorhergesehene Schwierigkeit und bald sind Wegelagerer und Piraten sein geringstes Problem. Nicht zuletzt seine unausgesprochene und unerfüllte Liebe zu Percy. Noch nie war das 18. Jahrhundert so geistreich, verwegen und charmant.
and of the three kingdoms of nature, described according to the latest and best authorities
Author: Sir Richard Phillips
Author: Tom Deitz
In this thrilling conclusion to the epic series begun in Bloodwinter and continued in Springwar and Summerblood, Tom Deitz brings us the final chapter in the unforgettable saga of a fugitive king, a lost magic, and a revolution that will either liberate a world--or condemn it to eternal tyranny. While the Ninth Face, a dark religious sect, consolidate their grip on the capital city of Eron, far to the north King Avall’s army attempts to rescue the king himself from imprisonment at Gem-Hold-Winter, now controlled by Zeff, a Ninth Face fanatic. But Avall is no longer there. Aided by the blind harpist Kylin, he has escaped from the hold in a blaze of improbable magic that transported the king and his closest followers to a dangerous wilderness. As the royal armies prepare for siege and Eron’s capital seethes with growing rebellion, Avall and his comrades must retrieve the magical Lightning Sword--now lost by Avall’s sister, Merryn--and make their way back to the embattled citadel. Only when Avall has regained the Sword can he march on Eron’s capital for a final showdown with the righteous priests whose law is total obedience and whose god is total power. From the Paperback edition.
Sept.16, 1828-June 27,1829
Author: Matthew Quick
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Von der Schwierigkeit, gegen den Strom zu schwimmen Ihr ganzes Leben lang gehörte Einserschülerin und Spitzensportlerin Nanette O’Hara zu den Mädchen, die alle Regeln befolgen – bis zu dem Tag, als sie den Kultroman ›Der Kaugummi-Killer‹ liest. Auf einmal beginnt Nanette, ihr gesamtes Dasein in Frage zu stellen, und sie trifft auf den Einzelgänger Alex, der, ebenfalls ein großer Fan des Buchs, sich ähnlich wie der Held im Roman konsequent jeder Anpassung verweigert. Als Nanette und Alex sich ineinander verlieben, und sich näherkommen, fasst sie erstmals den Mut, sich offen gegen ihr bisheriges Leben aufzulehnen. Doch die radikale Weise, mit der Alex seine Auflehnung durchzieht, bereitet Nanette zunehmend Probleme…
Author: Robert Andrews
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
The Rough Guide to Sardinia is the ultimate travel guide to this astonishing and varied Italian island. Discover Sardinia's highlights from the exceptional seafood restaurants of Alghero to the remarkable prehistoric, Carthaginian and Roman monuments and authentic fishing villages inspired by dozens of photos. Rely on up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels, campsites, bars, clubs, shops, restaurants and resorts for all budgets and insider information on the wide array of outdoor pursuits on offer from walking to climbing to diving. The Rough Guide to Sardinia is loaded with practical information and insider tips from the best ways to travel around the island to enjoying superb food and wine, spectacular and melodramatic religious and folk festivals and unwinding on the multitude of unspoilt sandy beaches. Explore all corners of Sardinia with authoritative background on everything from the ubiquitous remains to Sardinia's fasinating rituals and festivals, with handy language tips and the clearest maps of any guide. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Sardinia
Author: Alexandre Dumas
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Alexandre Dumas der Ältere (1802-1870) wächst als Sohn eines napoleonischen Generals in der nordfranzösischen Provinz auf. Die Romane "Die drei Musketiere" und "Der Graf von Monte Christo" machen ihn zum König des literarischen Feuilletons. Der junge Seemann Edmond Dantès wird am Tag seiner Hochzeit aufgrund einer Intrige verhaftet. Ohne Gerichtsverhandlung wird er in das berüchtigte Gefängnis Château d’If, eine Festungsinsel vor der Küste von Marseille, gesperrt. Dort lernt er den Geistlichen Abbé Faria kennen, der ihm ein väterlicher Freund wird. Kurz vor seinem Tod erzählt Faria Dantès von einem riesigen Schatz, der auf der unbewohnten Insel Montecristo versteckt sein soll. Nach 14 Jahren gelingt Dantès schließlich die Flucht, der Schatz Farias macht ihn zum reichen Mann. Als Graf von Monte Cristo kehrt er reich nach Frankreich zurück – die Zeit für Gerechtigkeit ist gekommen ...
Author: Barbara Hambly
Publisher: Open Road Media
First in the series from a New York Times–bestselling author and “fabulously talented writer” featuring a brilliant mercenary and his fierce female partner (Charlaine Harris). Gifted with courage, strength, and the intelligence to know when to fight, Sun Wolf is the greatest mercenary in a land overrun by war. With his first lieutenant, Starhawk—a woman more deadly than any man—at his side, he has laid waste to countless cities, taking the best of their treasures for himself, and distributing the rest among his bloodthirsty crew. Then a woman comes to him, an emissary from the town of Mandrigyn, a lush port city recently sacked by a powerful, mad wizard of unmatched abilities. She offers Sun Wolf untold riches for the use of his army, but the captain is not fool enough to wage war against a magician. He refuses her offer, but that is not the end of it. The women of Mandrigyn can be very persuasive. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Barbara Hambly, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.