The Shadow Hour

Author: Melissa Grey

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349002169

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 432

View: 4928

Everything in Echo's life changed in a blinding flash when she learned the startling truth: she is the firebird, the creature of light that is said to bring peace. The firebird has come into the world, but it has not come alone. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction, and Echo can feel a great and terrible darkness rising in the distance. Cosmic forces threaten to tear the world apart. Echo has already lost her home, her family, and her boyfriend. Now, as the firebird, her path is filled with even greater dangers than the ones she's already overcome. She knows the Dragon Prince will not fall without a fight. Echo must decide: can she wield the power of her true nature - or will it prove too strong for her, and burn what's left of her world to the ground? Welcome to the shadow hour.

The Shadow Hour

Author: Kate Riordan

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405917458

Category: Fiction

Page: 500

View: 8072

For fans of Rachel Rhys' The Dangerous Crossing and Victoria Hislops's Cartes Postales from Greece, NOW AT THIS SPECIAL EBOOK PRICE It was in the shadow hours of deepest night that this tapestry of lies fell to rags . . . Harriet Jenner is just twenty-one when she walks through the gates of Fenix House. Reeling from a personal tragedy, she doesn't expect her new life as a governess to be easy. But she certainly does not foresee the spell Fenix House will cast. Almost fifty years later, Harriet's granddaughter Grace follows in her footsteps. For Grace, raised on Harriet's spellbinding stories, Fenix House is a fairy tale; a magical place suspended in time. But the now-faded grandeur of the mansion soon begins to reveal the holes in Harriet's story and Grace finds herself in a place of secrets and shadows. For Fenix House hides truths about her family, and everything that she once knew is about to change. Praise for The Shadow Hour 'I was immediately drawn in by this beautifully written tale. I loved the sense of intrigue and the air of mystery at Fenix House, and was itching for answers as the two narratives unfolded' Dinah Jefferies 'A perfect gothic, big-house mystery that kept me turning the pages' Katherine Webb 'It's wonderful - the dark suspense and evocative descriptions are perfect' Liz Fenwick 'We loved last year's The Girl in the Photograph and this latest atmospheric saga is just as thrilling' Essentials 'Intelligent, poignant, unexpected: highly recommended' Louise Candlish 'Beautifully written and utterly compelling, I loved this' Katie Fforde 'Gorgeously written - Kate's evocative storytelling held me rapt until the very end' Lucy Diamond 'Full of dark intrigue, rich description and haunting secrets, this kept me reading and reading! Beautifully written and compelling until the end. I adored it' Ella Harper

Im Spiegel ferner Tage

Roman

Author: Kate Riordan

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641158575

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 2127

London, 1932. Als die 21-jährige Alice ungewollt schwanger wird, schickt ihre Mutter sie auf ein Gut im malerischen Gloucestershire, um den Namen der Familie zu schützen. Fasziniert von dem verwunschenen Anwesen erwacht Alices Neugierde, und sie erfährt von dem tragischen Los der einstigen Gutsherrin Elizabeth. Das Geheimnis um die schöne Frau berührt sie auf eigentümliche Weise, und Alice begibt sich auf Spurensuche. Sie entdeckt eine große Liebesgeschichte - und einen schlimmen Verrat ...

Midnight Girl - Das Lied des Feuervogels

Author: Melissa Grey

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3641156130

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 416

View: 6161

Unter den Straßen von Manhattan lauert eine ungeahnte Welt ... Unter den Straßen von Manhattan existiert eine geheime Welt, zu der noch nie ein Mensch durchgedrungen ist. Mit einer Ausnahme: Die 17-jährige Echo, eine Ausreißerin, lebt beim magischen Volk der Avicen. Sie hält sich durch Taschendiebstahl und nicht immer legale Botengänge über Wasser, wobei ihr die magischen Portale der Avicen in alle Welt sehr gelegen kommen. Als ein uralter Zwist der magischen Völker ihre Existenz bedroht, macht sich Echo auf die Suche nach dem legendären Feuervogel, denn der Legende nach kann allein er die Fehde beenden. Doch auch im verfeindeten Volk der Drakhari gibt es jemanden, der an den Feuervogel glaubt und nach ihm sucht. Schon bald steht Echo ihm gegenüber: Caius mit den unglaublich grünen Augen, der offenbar von seinem eigenen Volk gejagt wird. Sie ahnt nicht, wer er in Wirklichkeit ist ...

Shadow Hour

A Shadow Cell Thriller

Author: Ernest Dempsey

Publisher: 138 Publishing

ISBN: 9781944647490

Category:

Page: 208

View: 5916

As the global war on terrorism rages on, the elite government agents of Shadow Cell hope they see an eventual break in the battle. Agent Adriana Villa and her boss, June Holiday, have lured in a mysterious defector who supplies them with the secret locations of a network of widely scattered hideouts and weapons caches of the deadly Red Ring, the most barbaric, most ruthless terrorist network in history. This highly classified information, however, quickly turns out to be just another ruse in the terrorists

A system of natural philosophy

being a course of lectures in Mechanics, Optics, Hydrostatics, and Astronomy

Author: Thomas Rutherforth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 1105

View: 8039

CHAPTER 15 A

Author: N.A

Publisher: C.P.S' E BOOKS

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Die Sanduhr unserer Liebe

Roman

Author: Kate Riordan

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641194164

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 6275

England, 1878: Harriet Jenner ist einundzwanzig Jahre alt, als sie durch die Tore von Fenix House tritt. Nach einer persönlichen Tragödie glaubt sie nicht daran, dass ihr neues Leben als Hauslehrerin einfach wird. Knapp fünfzig Jahre später tritt Harriets Enkelin Grace Fairford in ihre Fußstapfen. Für Grace, die mit den faszinierenden Geschichten ihrer Großmutter aufwuchs, ist Fenix House wie aus einem Märchen, ein magischer Ort, an dem die Zeit stehen geblieben ist. Doch der verblichene Glanz der Villa entlarvt Harriets Geschichten bald als Lügen, und Grace findet sich in einem Dickicht aus tragischen Geheimnissen wieder ....

Shadow Hour

Author: Ralph Tropf

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573627149

Category: Drama

Page: 82

View: 913

Constance Dunlap

Crime Thriller

Author: Arthur B. Reeve

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026893662

Category: Fiction

Page: 164

View: 4796

Constance Dunlap is a young woman whom chance turns amateur criminal after the death of her husband. She constantly finds herself matching wits with a somewhat shady detective Drummond, who is apparently out to get her by hook or crook.

Salad for the social

Author: Frederick Saunders

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary curiosa

Page: 401

View: 8456

Italienische Nächte

Roman

Author: Katherine Webb

Publisher: Diana Verlag

ISBN: 364115068X

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 2544

Ein Sommer in Italien. Ein Moment, in dem sie Liebe findet – für immer und doch vergänglich Clare folgt ihrem Mann, als sie 1921 von England in die Hitze Apuliens reist. Boyd arbeitet dort als Architekt für den reichen Grundbesitzer Leandro Cardetta, und möchte, dass Clare den Sommer bei ihm verbringt. Doch Boyd empfängt sie abweisend und scheint etwas zu verbergen. Auf sich allein gestellt erkundet Clare die fremde Umgebung und lernt dabei Ettore kennen, den Neffen des Grundbesitzers. Clare fühlt sich unbändig zu ihm hingezogen – zu einer Welt, in die sie nicht gehört und die droht, für beide zum Verhängnis zu werden ... Apulien 1921: Clare Kingsley hat eine lange Zugfahrt hinter sich: von England bis nach Süditalien. Gemeinsam mit ihrem Stiefsohn besucht sie ihren Ehemann Boyd, der dort Arbeit als Architekt angenommen hat. Doch das heiße und raue Leben in Apulien wird für die junge Frau zur Herausforderung. Boyd ist verschlossen, und Clare ahnt, dass er und sein Auftraggeber Leandro Cardetta eine dunkle Vergangenheit verbergen. Dann wird Leandros Neffe schwer verletzt in das Haus der Cardettas gebracht. Ettore hegt eine tiefe Abneigung gegen die privilegierte Lebensweise seines Onkels und nimmt nur widerstrebend dessen Hilfe an. Während sich außerhalb der schützenden Mauern die Konflikte aufheizen, kommen Ettore und Clare sich langsam näher. Er gibt ihr, wonach sie sich in ihrer Ehe sehnt, und obwohl Ettore nach dem Tod seiner Verlobten eine tiefe Trauer in sich trägt, zögert auch er seine Rückkehr ins Dorf immer weiter hinaus. Kann ihre Beziehung eine Zukunft haben? Und welchen Preis sind Clare und Ettore bereit, für ihre Liebe zu zahlen?

Determining Individual Tree Shade Length

A Guide for Silviculturists

Author: Kathleen Geier-Hayes,Mark A. Hayes,Douglas D. Basford

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0788143034

Category:

Page: 59

View: 4157

Shade may be critical through the summer for conifer regeneration survival on warm, dry sites. Shadow lengths vary by latitude, aspect, & slope; southerly aspects have shorter shadows than northerly aspects at the same time. Differently shaped trees also produce different shadow lengths. This guide provides silviculturists with a method for determining tree shadow lengths in a straight line from the tree's base to the shadow tip from southern Utah to northern Idaho for May 10 through Oct. 11 on different slopes, aspects, & for two tree shapes. Charts & tables.

In the Shadow of the Law

A Novel

Author: Kermit Roosevelt

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429931493

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9623

Morgan Siler is one of Washington, D.C.'s most powerful K Street law firms, its roster of clients stocked with multi-billion-dollar corporations. Through the obsessive efforts of its founder's son, Peter Morgan, his father's old-fashioned business has been transformed into a veritable goliath, embracing bankruptcy and merger divisions that Archibald Morgan had deemed ungentlemanly. As Peter reaches the pinnacle of his career, his firm is embroiled in two difficult cases: a pro bono death-penalty case in Virginia, and a class-action lawsuit brought against Hubble Chemical of Texas after an on-site explosion killed dozens of workers. Assigned to these cases is a group of young associates and seasoned partners struggling to make their way in the firm. Mark Clayton, fresh out of law school, is beginning to loathe his dull workload, and to be frightened by the downgrading of his personal life, when he is assigned to the pro bono case. Assisting him is the mercurial Walker Eliot, a brilliant third-year associate whose passion for the law is as great as his skill at unraveling its intricacies. The aggressive, profane, and wildly successful litigator Harold Fineman is leading the Hubble defense, assisted by first-year Katja Phillips, whose twin devotion to productivity and idealism intrigue him, and Ryan Grady, another first-year, whose quest to pick up girls is starting to interfere with his work. In this complex, ambitious, and gripping first novel, Kermit Roosevelt vividly illustrates the subtle and stark effects of the law on the lives not only of a group of lawyers, but also on communities and private citizens. In the Shadow of the Law is a meditation about the life of the law, the organism that is a law firm, and its impact on those who come within its powerful orbit.

The Shadow Rising

Book 4 of the Wheel of Time

Author: Robert Jordan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748115374

Category: Fiction

Page: 1024

View: 6457

'Epic in every sense' - Sunday Times The fourth novel in the Wheel of Time series - one of the most influential and popular fantasy epics ever published. The Stone of Tear, invulnerable fortress of legend, has fallen. The Children of the Dragon have risen to the call of prophecy and march to the aid of the Light. Callandor, the Sword That Is Not a Sword, is held by Rand al'Thor, the man proclaimed as the Dragon Reborn. But still the shadows lengthen and still the Forsaken grow in strength. If he is to fight them, Rand must master the male half of the True Source, a power corrupted by the Dark One, a power that drives men to madness, a power that may save or damn the world. 'With the Wheel of Time, Jordan has come to dominate the world that Tolkien began to reveal' New York Times 'A fantasy phenomenon' SFX The Wheel of Time The Eye of the World The Great Hunt The Dragon Reborn The Shadow Rising The Fires of Heaven Lord of Chaos A Crown of Swords The Path of Daggers Winter's Heart Crossroads of Twilight Knife of Dreams The Gathering Storm Towers of Midnight A Memory of Light New Spring (prequel)

Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Photoshop CS4 in 24 Hours

Author: Kate Binder

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780768686852

Category: Computers

Page: 552

View: 8307

Sams Teach Yourself Adobe® Photoshop® CS4 Kate Binder In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, you’ll learn all the fundamental Photoshop CS4 skills you need to get great results—in digital photography, graphic design, painting, or anything else! Using this book’s easy, step-by-step approach, you’ll master Photoshop CS4’s revamped interface and powerful new shortcuts. You can also learn professional techniques for repairing damaged photos, creating great composites, black-and-white images, and web graphics, and a whole lot more! Full-color figures and clear step-by-step instructions visually show you how to use Photoshop. Notes, Tips, and Cautions provide related information, advice, and warnings. Q&A sections, quizzes, and exercises help you build and test your knowledge. Learn how to… Master Photoshop CS4’s new tabbed interface, Application Frame, and Application Bar Personalize your workspace to work more efficiently Repair and retouch black-and-white and color images, no matter what condition they’re in Make “spot fixes” with Photoshop CS4’s improved toning tools Achieve powerful artistry with Photoshop’s filters and effects Master digital painting with Photoshop’s paintbrushes and other tools Get your colors right, in both print and web applications Transform your images using tools ranging from Flip and Warp to Liquify Master professional-level features including layers, channels, and masks Create outstanding typographic special effects Prepare great web images for everything from online photo galleries to cellphones Save time and get better results with Photoshop CS4’s latest enhancements Kate Binder is a design and graphics expert who works from her home in New Hampshire. She has written articles on graphics, publishing, and photography for magazines including Shutterbug, Publish, eDigitalPhoto, PEI, and Desktop Publishers Journal. Kate is also the author of several books, including iMac Portable Genius, Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 in 24 Hours, Easy Mac OS X Leopard, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Mac OS X, and Easy Adobe Photoshop 7. Category: Graphics Covers: Adobe® Photoshop® CS4 User Level: Beginning–Intermediate

History of the Hour

Clocks and Modern Temporal Orders

Author: Gerhard Dohrn-van Rossum

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226155104

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 455

View: 7191

This text provides an overview of the history of the mechanical clock and its effects on European society from the late Middle Ages to the industrial revolution. The book provides a discussion of how mechanical clocks functioned in cities and dispels many

A Woman in the Shadow of the Second World War

Helena Hall's Journal from the Home Front

Author: Helena Hall

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473842948

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 7227

Helena Hall's daily diary of the war years, from 1940 to 1945, is one of the most vivid, detailed and evocative personal records of the Second World War as it was experienced by people living in an English village. In her journal she describes her everyday activities alongside momentous national and international events. The war overshadows her narrative. Each daily entry gives us an insight into the extraordinary impact of the conflict on local lives, and shows how much energy and commitment ordinary people put into the war effort. This edited edition of her previously unpublished diary, written without embellishment or hindsight, shows how she heard about the war and how she reacted to it, and how it was reported and understood. It allows the reader today to connect directly with the wartime past and to see events clearly, as they were seen at the time.