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A Shadow in Summer

By Daniel Abraham
  • ISBN Code: : 1429910151
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
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From debut author Daniel Abraham comes A Shadow in Summer, the first book in the Long Price Quartet fantasy series. The powerful city-state of Saraykeht is a bastion of peace and culture, a major center of commerce and trade. Its economy depends on the power of the captive spirit, Seedless, an andat bound to the poet-sorcerer Heshai for life. Enter the Galts, a juggernaut of an empire committed to laying waste to all lands with their ferocious army. Saraykeht, though, has always been too strong for the Galts to attack, but now they see an opportunity. If they can dispose of Heshai, Seedless's bonded poet-sorcerer, Seedless will perish and the entire city will fall. With secret forces inside the city, the Galts prepare to enact their terrible plan. In the middle is Otah, a simple laborer with a complex past. Recruited to act as a bodyguard for his girlfriend's boss at a secret meeting, he inadvertently learns of the Galtish plot. Otah finds himself as the sole hope of Saraykeht, either he stops the Galts, or the whole city and everyone in it perishes forever. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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  • Pdf File: a-shadow-in-the-yard.pdf

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When a swan lands in the yard of Rosaleen McAvady’s home on Lough Swilly, it is trapped by its narrow confines and cannot escape. She asks her elderly neighbour, Tom Mundy, for help, and unwittingly sets off a chain of events that will have far-reaching repercussions. After a brief career as an architect, Rosaleen has settled for marriage and children. Life is secure and predictable, but she now finds herself longing to stretch her wings. Dramatic political upheaval in Northern Ireland soon casts its shadow and, though such events seem to have no relevance to her life, Rosaleen realizes that, beneath the placid surface of her world, violence and betrayal threaten all she holds dear. Like the swan in the yard, can she hope for escape or must she be trapped forever? ‘This is a book to be read with care as well as pleasure. She has packed so many of our 20th century Irish problems into it that at moments you become breathless with anxiety. However, she has an optimism in her writing that is infectious and makes you turn the pages with pleasure.’ Jennifer Johnston

The Shadow of the Black Earl

By Charles E. McGarry
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  • Publisher : BackPage Press
  • Book Code : 1909430439
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 143
  • Pdf File: the-shadow-of-the-black-earl.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Haunted by his last case and bereaved by a sudden loss, Leo Moran is invited to spend the summer at Biggnarbriggs Hall, the stately residence of his friend Fordyce Greatorix. He is overjoyed when romance blossoms unexpectedly, but he finds himself plagued by visions after a local girl goes missing, an incident which has chilling echoes of a similar disappearance thirty years previously. As he investigates a host of curious and dubious characters, Leo finds that the very bedrock which surrounds Biggnarbriggs Hall is poisoned by an ancient malevolence that will have its terrible reckoning.

Genreflecting: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests, 8th Edition

By Diana Tixier Herald,Samuel Stavole-Carter
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1440858489
  • Total of Pages : 420
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 194
  • Pdf File: genreflecting.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Librarians who work with readers will find this well-loved guide to be a treasure trove of information. With descriptive annotations of thousands of genre titles mapped by genre and subgenre, this is the readers' advisor's go-to reference. • Helps librarians answer the challenging question "What should I read next?" • Helps LIS students understand popular genres and better select books for which readers are looking • Serves as a starting point for library patrons looking for their next read

An Autumn War

By Daniel Abraham
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  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Book Code : 9781429951876
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 465
  • Pdf File: an-autumn-war.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Daniel Abraham delighted fantasy readers with his brilliantly original and engaging first novel, and in his second penned a tragedy as darkly personal and violent as Shakespeare's King Lear. Now he has written an epic fantasy of much wider scope and appeal that will thrill his fans and enthrall legions of new readers. Otah Machi, ruler of the city of Machi, has tried for years to prepare his people for a future in which the magical andat, entities that support their commerce and intimidate all foes, can no longer be safely harnessed. But his efforts are too little, too late. The Galts, an expansionist empire from across the sea, have tired of games of political espionage and low-stakes sabotage. Their general, a ruthless veteran, has found a way to do what was thought impossible: neutralize the andat. As the Galtic army advances, the Poets who control the andat wage their own battle to save their loved-ones and their nation. Failure seems inevitable, but success would end the Galtic threat. With wonderful storytelling skill, Abraham has wedded the unique magic, high-stakes betrayal and political intrigue of his previous works with a broad tapestry of action in a spectacular fantasy epic. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Shadow of the Cathedral

By Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 322
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 684
  • Pdf File: the-shadow-of-the-cathedral.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"The Shadow of the Cathedral" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez (translated by W. A. Mrs. Gillespie). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

A Shadow on the Lens

By Sam Hurcom
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  • Publisher : Orion
  • Book Code : 1409189880
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 527
  • Pdf File: a-shadow-on-the-lens.pdf

Book Short Summary:

'Gothic, claustrophobic and wonderfully dark' GUARDIAN 1904. Thomas Bexley, one of the first forensic photographers, is called to the sleepy Welsh village of Dinas Powys. A yound girl by the name of Betsan Tilny has been found murdered in the woodland. But the crime scene appears staged and worse still: the locals are reluctant to help. One night, he develops the crime scene photographs in the cellar of his lodgings. There, he finds a face dimly visible in the photographs - the shadowed spectre of Betsan Tilny. In the days that follow, Thomas senses a growing presence watching him as he tries to uncover what the villagers of Dinas Powys are so intent on keeping secret... The stifling, atmospheric, gothic crime novel following one of the world's first forensic photographers and featuring a killer twist - perfect for fans of The Woman in Black, The Silent Companions, and Little Strangers. **************** Praise for A Shadow on the Lens: 'An intriguing debut' THE TIMES 'A promising debut - gothic, claustrophobic and wonderfully dark' GUARDIAN 'A sparkling debut from a name to watch...You might as well be in another world. This is top notch historical crime fiction, with a dash of the supernatural. A gorgeous book and a riveting tale' David Young

Passive and Low Energy Ecotechniques

By Arthur Bowen,Simos Yannas
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Book Code : 1483150046
  • Total of Pages : 1134
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 677
  • Pdf File: passive-and-low-energy-ecotechniques.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Passive and Low Energy Ecotechniques (PLEA) presents the proceedings of the Third International PLEA Conference held in Mexico City, Mexico on August 6-11, 1984. The book includes papers on state-of-the-art selected topics aimed at providing a basic knowledge; country and regional or personal monographs to continue the exchange of national information which is an established feature of PLEA; and position papers for the topic seminars. The text also presents papers on vernacular shelter and settlement; case studies of new buildings and retrofits, urban and community planning and design, photovoltaic systems implementation, cooling systems, modeling and simulation, guidelines and tools for design and planning.

Surviving the Desert

By Gregory J. Davenport
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  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • Book Code : 9780811730716
  • Total of Pages : 247
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 876
  • Pdf File: surviving-the-desert.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Travel safely through extreme environments Find water, dress for the environment, create a campsite, signal, and navigate in the desert Series author Greg Davenport has appeared on ABC's Primetime Thursday and CBS's 48 Hours The techniques and equipment necessary for surviving in the desert are made more challenging by the intense sunlight, wide temperature range, sparse vegetation, and sandstorms, but Greg Davenport shares how to deal with the toughest conditions. Learn how to avoid insects and snakes. Photos and drawings illustrate gear and techniques necessary for survival in the rough and dangerous terrain.

Wilderness Survival

By Gregory J. Davenport
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • Book Code : 0811732924
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 412
  • Pdf File: wilderness-survival.pdf

Book Short Summary:

With concise explanations and detailed illustrations, survival expert Gregory Davenport covers the five basic elements of survival personal protection, signaling, finding food and water, travel, and health providing the reader with complete information on how to stay calm and alive until rescue arrives. A completely updated and resided comprehensive, well-organized, and user-friendly guide to staying alive in the.

What Makes This Book So Great

By Jo Walton
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Corsair
  • Book Code : 1472111621
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 278
  • Pdf File: what-makes-this-book-so-great.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Jo Walton is an award-winning author of, inveterate reader of, and chronic re-reader of science fiction and fantasy books. What Makes This Book So Great? is a selection of the best of her musings about her prodigious reading habit. Jo Walton's many subjects range from acknowledged classics, to guilty pleasures, to forgotten oddities and gems. Among them, the Zones of Thought novels of Vernor Vinge; the question of what genre readers mean by 'mainstream'; the under-appreciated SF adventures of C. J. Cherryh; the field's many approaches to time travel; the masterful science fiction of Samuel R. Delany; Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children; the early Hainish novels of Ursula K. Le Guin; and a Robert A. Heinlein novel you have most certainly never read. Over 130 essays in all, What Makes This Book So Great is an immensely engaging collection of provocative, opinionated thoughts about past and present-day fantasy and science fiction, from one of our best writers.

Conversation with a Shadow

By Nirvana
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1450056695
  • Total of Pages : 164
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 764
  • Pdf File: conversation-with-a-shadow.pdf

Book Short Summary:

These selected poems are collected from Nirvana’s three-year long journal. The theme runs itself under the umbrella of a Shadow. Her feelings toward life are represented with conversations. The stories find themselves in everyday life with compassion, love and tolerance.

A Shadow from the Past

By B. Weston Rook
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 9781469121529
  • Total of Pages : 254
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 466
  • Pdf File: a-shadow-from-the-past.pdf

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WWW.BWESTONROOK.COM Randy Curtis was a shy backward kid who grew up in the sleepy town of Edgewater. Naturally, the girl who he loved, Lori, didnt feel the same way about him. And of course, he was always the target of schoolyard bullies, particularly Brad Bedford. On the night of graduation, he finally and dramatically taught his tormentors a lesson and revealed his feelings for Lori, and then disappeared with no intentions of ever returning. But years later, when his mothers death is clouded in suspicion, he returns to Edgewater only to find that he not only has to face his past, but also deal with a complex set of new enemies and obstacles. A Shadow From the Past is an earnest novel, deeply felt and worked out with a good deal of honesty and force. Randy Curtis, returning to Edgewater after a mysterious 10-year absence for his mothers funeral is able at last to set his life to rights, reconcile and find true love with Lori, the girl who had abandoned him (and who he in turn had abandoned), and bring to justice the four teenagers who terrorized his helpless mother. But in the process Randy is forced to become something dark, something secret, something that he fears will ultimately be his own demise.

Surviving Cold Weather

By Gregory J. Davenport
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • Book Code : 0811743713
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 125
  • Pdf File: surviving-cold-weather.pdf

Book Short Summary:

How to dress for winter; how to create a campsite and what to use as shelter; how to keep warm. How to signal for help with aerial flares, smoke, mirrors, and whistles; finding and purifying water; finding and preparing food; protecting yourself and your supplies from wildlife. How to use a map and compass; how to travel on snow and ice with snowshoes, skis, and crampons; how to avoid and deal with avalanches.