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A Shadow On The Glass

By Ian Irvine
  • ISBN Code: : 1405513837
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Pages : 608
  • Category : Fiction
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Once there were three worlds, each with their own people. Then, fleeing out of the void, on the edge of extinction, came the Charon. And the balance changed for ever. With A SHADOW ON THE GLASS, Book One of A View from the Mirror, a major new fantasy epic begins. Karan, a sensitive with a troubled past, is forced to steal an ancient relic in payment for a debt. But she is not told that the relic is, in fact, the Mirror of Aachan, a twisted, deceitful thing that remembers everything it has seen. Llian, meanwhile, a brilliant chronicler, is expelled from his college for uncovering a perilous mystery.Thrown together by fate, Karan and Llian are hunted across a world at war, for the Mirror contains a secret of incredible power. More information on this book and others can be found on the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk

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Morgan Maguire is afraid to believe in second chances. The family orchard is failing, her twin brother is being framed for murder, and the sharks are circling. The tough exterior she's spent years hiding behind is beginning to crumble, just as the man who shattered her heart is back in her life. Gage Kirkland is as compelling and magnetic as ever, and he's offering the kind of help she may not be able to refuse. But can she trust him? To finance his troubled son's therapy, Gage, a former investigator, takes one last job--recovering a stolen Civil War artifact. Unfortunately, it's in the possession of the woman he left behind, the woman who's haunted his dreams ever since. The electricity between them still crackles, but unless he helps exonerate her brother and finds a way to confess his true reason for returning, how will he ever recover Morgan's heart?

A Shadow on the Lens

By Sam Hurcom
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  • Publisher : Orion
  • Book Code : 1409189880
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 892
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'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

A Shadow In The Yard

By Liz McManus
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  • Publisher : Poolbeg Press Ltd
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 679
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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

January 6

By Julie Kelly
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  • Publisher : Bombardier Books
  • Book Code : 163758265X
  • Total of Pages : 582
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 597
  • Pdf File: january-6.pdf

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Americans were shocked and outraged to see chaos unfold at the Capitol on January 6, 2021. The melee shut down plans by some Republican lawmakers to object to Congress’s official certification of the 2020 presidential election results. Democrats, the news media, and many leading Republicans immediately blamed the roughly four-hour disturbance on President Trump. The president “incited an insurrection,” the American pubic was told. It prompted a second impeachment trial of Donald Trump after he left office. But one year later, the original narrative of what happened that day has crumbled while hundreds of Americans have been swept up in an unprecedented investigation led by Joe Biden’s Justice Department to punish them for their involvement in the January 6th protest. The public has been misled—and flat-out lied to—about a number of aspects related to that day. This book exposes them all.

Sisters of Shadow (Sisters of Shadow, Book 1)

By Katherine Livesey
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Book Code : 0008467692
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 894
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Anne of Green Gables meets Diana Wynne Jones in this whimsical fantasy adventure perfect for teen readers.

The Shadowglass

By Rin Chupeco
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  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1492660612
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 213
  • Pdf File: the-shadowglass.pdf

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The epic finale to The Bone Witch series! As Tea's dark magic eats away at her, she must save the one she loves most, even while her life—and the kingdoms—are on the brink of destruction. Perfect for readers of Leigh Bardugo's Ninth House and Holly Black's The Cruel Prince! In the Eight Kingdoms, none have greater strength or influence than the asha, who hold elemental magic. But only a bone witch has the power to raise the dead. Tea has used this dark magic to breathe life into those she has loved and lost...and those who would join her army against the deceitful royals. But Tea's quest to conjure a shadowglass, to achieve immortality for the one person she loves most in the world, threatens to consume her. Tea's heartsglass only grows darker with each new betrayal. Her work with the monstrous azi, her thirst for retribution, her desire to unmask the Faceless—they all feed the darkrot that is gradually consuming her heartsglass. She is haunted by blackouts and strange visions, and when she wakes with blood on her hands, Tea must answer to a power greater than the elder asha or even her conscience. Tea's life—and the fate of the kingdoms—hangs in the balance. Thrilling and atmospheric, this bestselling series is perfect for readers looking for Memoirs of a Geisha meets dark fantasy stories with diverse representation and multicultural influences original worldbuilding and captivating writing witch and wizard series for teens and adults The Bone Witch Series: The Bone Witch (Book 1) The Heart Forger (Book 2) The Shadowglass (Book 3) Praise for The Shadowglass: "Satisfying." —Foreword "A must-purchase." —School Library Journal "A worthy conclusion to a story that is, at its core, about love and letting go." —Kirkus Reviews

Out Of Africa

By Isak Dinesen
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 1443432954
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 549
  • Pdf File: out-of-africa.pdf

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In Out of Africa, author Isak Dinesen takes a wistful and nostalgic look back on her years living in Africa on a Kenyan coffee plantation. Recalling the lives of friends and neighbours—both African and European—Dinesen provides a first-hand perspective of colonial Africa. Through her obvious love of both the landscape and her time in Africa, Dinesen’s meditative writing style deeply reflects the themes of loss as her plantation fails and she returns to Europe. HarperTorch brings great works of non-fiction and the dramatic arts to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperTorch collection to build your digital library.

A Shadow in the Night

By Kenneth L. Levinson
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  • Publisher : Uncial Press
  • Book Code : 1601740255
  • Total of Pages : 231
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 773
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Denver lawyer Adam Larsen is always an easy target for damsels in distress. When he undertakes to help the sister of a missing woman accused of a high-tech embezzlement scheme, he quickly discovers she hasn't told him the entire story. Larsen encounters an arrogant CEO with a habit of stretching the truth, a hostile security chief who bitterly resents Larsen's interference, a quirky young programmer dreaming of establishing his own internet dynasty, an obsessive opera aficionado, and more. An anonymous phone call leads Larsen on a bone-chilling trek through the mountains near Georgetown, Colorado, where he finds the body of the missing suspect, Alice Bryant. Why would anyone want Larsen to find her body? And why did someone ransack the apartment of Bryant's beautiful assistant -- rumored to be having desperate financial problems -- using a key stolen from her key ring? After someone tries to electrocute the CEO, Larsen thinks he knows some of the answers; but the meddling of Larsen's nemesis, police sergeant Joe Stone, wreaks havoc on Larsen's well-laid plans. And then there's the matter of the missing money.

The Memoirs of Wild Bill Hickok and Shadow on the Sun

By Richard Matheson
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  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Book Code : 1250165830
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 473
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THE MEMOIRS OF WILD BILL HICKOK Gunfighter. US Marshall. Legend. James Butler Hickok was a celebrity before there was a Hollywood...and he was dead before he was forty. Spur Award-winning author Richard Matheson delves into the life and times of the man behind the myth. The cruelty that turned him violent. The fears that drove him. And the unforgettable events that cause his name to live on more than a century later. SHADOW ON THE SUN Southwest Arizona. An uneasy truce exists between the remote frontier town of Picture City and the neighboring Apaches. That delicate peace is threatened when the mutilated bodies of two white men are found. The angry townspeople are certain the “savages” have broken the treaty, Billjohn Finley, the local Indian agent, but has another suspect in mind. There’s a tall, dark stranger in town, and he rode in wearing the dead men’s clothes.... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Dead Harlequin

By Agatha Christie
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062129775
  • Total of Pages : 100
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 417
  • Pdf File: the-dead-harlequin.pdf

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When Mr. Satterthwaite visits a new exhibit at the Harchester Galleries, there is one painting that bears an unusual likeness to a mysterious acquaintance of his, Mr. Quin. In one bold move he purchases the canvas on the spot, and in another invites the artist of “The Dead Harlequin” to dine with him that night, with an empty place at the table set for Mr. Quin. Dinner conversation soon turns to the setting of “The Dead Harlequin,” the doomed and ghostly house Charnley, where many have perished under tragic circumstances. But when a new guest is announced, it is not Mr. Quin but famed comic stage actress Aspasia Glen, who demands that she be given that very painting. Then comes a frantic telephone call from Alix Charnley herself, and Alix has the same request. What is the meaning of the painting, and can it shed any light upon the happenings at Charnley?

Shadow in the Glass

By M. E. Hilliard
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  • Publisher : Crooked Lane Books
  • Book Code : 1643858955
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 233
  • Pdf File: shadow-in-the-glass.pdf

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Murder rocks a wedding celebration at an idyllic lakeside home—and librarian-turned-sleuth Greer Hogan could be next on the killer’s guest list in this second exciting installment, perfect for fans of Louise Penny. Librarian Greer Hogan is on hand to celebrate her old friend Sarah Whitaker’s nuptials at the Whitaker summer home on beautiful Mirror Lake, just outside the upstate New York village of Lake Placid. But Greer has an ulterior motive—to gather information that could reopen the investigation into her husband’s murder, a crime for which she believes an innocent man went to prison. Her plans come to a shuddering halt when a wedding guest goes missing and turns up dead in the lake. The guest, Brittany Miles, was an employee of the Whitaker family whom Sarah had long suspected was up to no good at work. The police have no leads, but Greer—an avid reader of crime fiction who possesses an uncanny knack for deduction—begins her own investigation. She learns that the victim was seen with a mystery man right before she disappeared. Then the autopsy reveals that she didn’t drown in the lake after all, but in the reflecting pool in the Whitaker garden. The suspect list is as long as the guest list itself, with no apparent motive. Now, Greer must rely on the wisdom of her favorite fictional detectives to tease out truth from lies—and keep herself out of the killer’s sights.

The Toy Museum

By Mark Roland Langdale
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  • Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
  • Book Code : 1800467672
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 99
  • Pdf File: the-toy-museum.pdf

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Alfie Jolly is 59 and unhappy with his life. More specifically, with his birthdays. You see, none of them have been any good and with his sixtieth on its way, Alfie can’t help but think he’s been wronged. Spur of the moment, Alfie decides he wants to return/recycle all of his old birthdays. The only trick now is to find out how. A trip the North Pole, a chat with Father Christmas, and a flight to Egypt later, Alfie meets Father Birthday who, eventually, agrees to help turn back the clock. Literally. Suddenly Alfie is a child again, reliving each birthday and making new and better memories. Like in 1966 when he and his family travel to Disney World, or go to the fair in 1967 or when he relives the moon landing where the love his life, pretty Suzy Gentry, sits next to him on the sofa. His life is great with dancing again in classes and racing around with his twin, but it isn’t long before shadows start creeping in to this dream childhood of never-ending birthdays. Is it a case of be careful what you wish for or be grateful for every moment you have – before it ends?

Illuminations

By Alan Moore
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 1635578817
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 700
  • Pdf File: illuminations.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From New York Times bestselling author Alan Moore- one of the most influential writers in the history of comics- nine incredible stories which take us to the fantastical underside of reality. In his first-ever short story collection, which spans forty years of work, Alan Moore presents a series of wildly different and equally unforgettable characters who discover--and in some cases even make and unmake--the various uncharted parts of existence. In "A Hypothetical Lizard," two concubines in a brothel of fantastical specialists fall in love with tragic ramifications. In "Not Even Legend," a paranormal study group is infiltrated by one of the otherworldly beings they seek to investigate. In "Illuminations," a nostalgic older man decides to visit a seaside resort from his youth and finds the past all too close at hand. And in the monumental novella "What We Can Know About Thunderman," which charts the surreal and Kafkaesque history of the comics industry's major players over the last seventy-five years, Moore reveals the dark, beating heart of the superhero business. From ghosts and otherworldly creatures to theoretical Boltzmann brains fashioning the universe at the big bang, Illuminations is exactly that--a series of bright, startling tales from a contemporary legend that reveal the full power of imagination and magic.

A Shadow in the Wild

By Whit Masterson
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1440540624
  • Total of Pages : 100
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 876
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At last - they had found their quarry. Gib put his field glasses to his eyes and the pilot held the copter motionless above the mountainside. Gib lowered the glasses, his expression stony. "Let’s go down." "What is it?" Restibo asked anxiously, reaching for the binoculars. "It looks like a body." Gib hesitated and, though he knew the answer already, put it like a question. "What color jacket was Janie wearing?" "Red," Restibo said unwillingly. "Yeah," Gib muttered. "I guess we lost the race . . . "