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A Court of Wings and Ruin

By Sarah J. Maas
  • ISBN Code: : 161963449X
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
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The epic third novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas. Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin's actions and learn what she can about the invading king threatening to bring her land to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit. One slip could bring doom not only for Feyre, but for everything-and everyone-she holds dear. As war bears down upon them all, Feyre endeavors to take her place amongst the High Fae of the land, balancing her struggle to master her powers-both magical and political-and her love for her court and family. Amidst these struggles, Feyre and Rhysand must decide whom to trust amongst the cunning and lethal High Lords, and hunt for allies in unexpected places. In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the fate of Feyre's world is at stake as armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy it.

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Shadow of the Earth is the second of Father Dudley’s books on the problems of human happiness. It is a novel which endeavors to furnish an answer to the problems of Evil. A young man is injured in the mountains and is taken to a monastery where he is cared for by Brother Anselm, one of the monks. In the shock of discovery that he is crippled for life, he denounces God and turns against the friendly monk. An atheist and a Christian Scientist offer the consolation of their beliefs, but he finds at last in Catholicism, as taught and practiced by Brother Anselm, the faith he needs to face life. “A book full of strength and beauty.”—The Signet “A beautiful piece of work; it shows its author as both philosopher and true artist in words.”—Catholic World

Shadow of the Canyon

By Pam Davis,Steve Davis
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  • Publisher : Greg Sushinsky
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Come journey with us on a magical adventure and meet a special horse, Shadow of the Canyon. Shadow is a wild Mustang, who begins life as just another member of the herd, but by facing many challenges with determination and courage he develops inner strength, self-esteem and happiness through his encounters with others. Marvel at the magic of the wonder horse, Shadow of the Canyon.

The Dark Cry of the Moon

By Charles L. Grant
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  • Publisher : Crossroad Press
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Fiction
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Charles L. Grant's town of Oxrun Station became real to horror fans (much like Lovecraft's Arkham and King's Castle Rock). While most of Grant's stories were contemporary, he did write a trilogy of "historical" novels placed in an earlier Oxrun. The Dark Cry of the Moon is a classic werewolf tale for fans of the old Universal and Hammer horror films. The emphasis is on character and atmosphere, not on gore. It is the second volume in Grant's acclaimed "historical horror" trilogy.

AS THE GOOSE FLIES - A Magical Children's Adventure Story

By Katharine Pyle
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  • Publisher : Abela Publishing Ltd
  • Book Code : 8834175832
  • Total of Pages : 161
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 504
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“As the Goose Flies” written and illustrated by Katherine Pyle. Ellen stood at the nursery window looking out at the gray sky and the wet, blowing branches of the trees. It had been raining and blowing all day. The roof pipes poured out steady waterfalls; the lilacs bent over, heavy with the rain. Up in the sky a bird was trying to beat its way home against the wind. But Ellen was not thinking of any of these things. She was thinking of the story that her grandmother had forgotten again. Ellen's grandmother was very old; so old that she often called Ellen by the names of her own little children; children who had grown up or died years and years ago. She was so old she could remember things that had happened seventy years before, but then she forgot a great many things, even things that had occurred only a few minutes before. While she stood there it occurred to her that she should put the bookcase in order before she went down to the sewing-room. That was just the thing to do on a rainy day. So, she sat down before the shelves and began pulling the books out. The nursery walls were covered with a flowered paper, and when Ellen had almost emptied the shelves she noticed that the paper back of them was of a different color from that of the rest of the room. It had not faded. The blue color between the vines looked soft and cloudlike, too, and almost as though it would melt away at a touch. Ellen put her hand back to feel it. Instead of touching a hard, cold wall as she had expected, her hand went right through between the vines as though there were nothing there. Ellen rose to her knees and put both hands across the shelf. She found she could draw the vines aside just as though they were real. She even thought she caught a glimpse of skies and trees between them. In haste she sprang to her feet and pushed the bookcase to one side so that she could squeeze in behind it. She caught hold of the wall-paper vines and drew them aside, and then she stepped right through the wall and into the world beyond. And so begins Ellen’s adventure into a mysterious and magical “World Beyond”. But, just what was in the world beyond? Well, you’ll just have to download and read this book to find out for yourself! ================ KEYWORDS/TAGS: As the Goose Flies, Katharine Pyle, Aladdin, animals, Anne, beautiful, cage, castle, cave, child, doorway, dragon, dwarf, Ellen, Fairy, Fatima, forest, frightened, gander, gate-keeper, genie, giant, girl, goat, gold, Goldenhair, Goose, grandmother, long hair, harp, heart, horn, huntsman, Jack, journey, king, lamp, locks, magic, magical, Middling, Mistress, mother, Mother, pleasant, porridge, prince, princess, queen, Queerbodies, rhyme, scullery, seven, shadows, shapes, silk, Sister, slaves, Snowdrop, soldiers, evil stepmother, story, Suddenly, terrible, Thumbie, treasures, trees, tremble, underground, vines, water, whispered, wicked, window, wings, wolf, wonder, wondercluff, wooden, world

Selected works of Charles Dickens: A Tale Of Two Cities, A Christmas Carol , Oliver Twist

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Fiction
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Selected works of Charles Dickens from the series "Best of the Best" is the book that everyone should read to understand themselves and each other. The authors and works for this book series were selected, as a result of numerous studies, analysis of the texts over the past 100 years and the demand for readers. It must be read in order to understand the world around us, its history, to recognize the heroes, to understand the winged expressions and jokes that come from these literary works. Reading these books will mean the discovery of a world of self-development and self-expression for each person. These books have been around for decades, and sometimes centuries, for the time they recreate, the values they teach, the point of view, or simply the beauty of words. This volume of the Best of the Best series includes famous works • Great Expectations • David Copperfield • Oliver Twist • Bleak House • A Tale Of Two Cities • A Christmas Carol • Our Mutual Friend • Little Dorrit • The Pickwick Papers

Nightbird, Lady of Shadows

By Kate Marian Mason
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  • Publisher : Author House
  • Book Code : 1456799894
  • Total of Pages : 732
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 968
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A Great Evil threatens the balance of the Multiverse, consuming Universe after Universe in its deadly greed. One lone survivor arrives to warn the inhabitants of the Great Destroyer but he has an agenda of his own, an agenda that could prove deadly for Serenity's Song and its leader, Joanna Arliss. Is he destined to become their savior or is he an even greater danger than the one he warns them against?

Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard

By Joseph Conrad
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  • Publisher : 谷月社
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 492
  • Category : Fiction
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Nostromo (full title Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard) is a 1904 novel by Joseph Conrad, set in the fictitious South American republic of "Costaguana". It was originally published serially in two volumes of T.P.'s Weekly. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked Nostromo 47th on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. F. Scott Fitzgerald said, "I'd rather have written Nostromo than any other novel."

The Crossroads Series

By Kate Elliott
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  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Book Code : 1250206766
  • Total of Pages : 1504
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 142
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Kate Elliott's The Crossroads series discounted ebundle includes: Spirit Gate, Shadow Gate, Traitors' Gate In the land of the Hundred, peace has been hardwon--but a new army, led by a mysterious band of armed and soul-bonded corps that swoop across the skies, slowly casting a shadow over the world. Realizing they must avert the coming invasion, a large cast of engaging characters rise up to defend their people and regions against an epic landscape. With masterful storytelling, uniquely mythic characters and a compelling plot, Elliott captivates readers in The Crossroads series. Spirit Gate is the saga of a young woman, Mai, who, when she marries the mysterious Captain Anji, begins an adventure that will take her across distant lands, risking life and limb for a justice she can only imagine, fighting a fanatical army that is determined to destroy all who stand in the way of a brutal campaign of conquest. Shadow Gate: The source of corruption of the Guardians is still a mystery to the mortals who fight to withstand the forces that have turned against them. And when three new Guardians emerge, a struggle begins among the immortals, with nothing less at stake than the future of the land and its gods. Traitors’ Gate: The tumultuous conclusion of the epic fantasy Crossroads trilogy: A rich brew of politics, warfare, and social upheaval in a sweeping tapestry of a world in crisis, peopled with memorable characters and told with the power and pathos of a brilliant storyteller. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Alice Lorraine: A Tale of the South Downs

By Richard Blackmore
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  • Publisher : Litres
  • Book Code : 5040584490
  • Total of Pages : 393
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 557
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Read and download full book Alice Lorraine: A Tale of the South Downs

Liberty Epic of Shadows

By L. A. Espriux
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1796065838
  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 123
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Liberty Epic of Shadows interweaves shades of the past, present, and future into a dynamic tapestry designed on global scale that spans centuries through a trail of human history beginning with the discovery of a New World. What is the connection between the rebirth of the Holy Roman Empire during the dynastic reign of the Spanish Hapsburgs and a small cotton mill town in twentieth century post industrial south? What is the lost meaning of Xeantee Aconee left behind by an obscure North American tribe of Indians and a present day monster named Westbaily? Are both fiendish embodiments of imminent judgment or messenger angels of deliverance? To the locals of 1960 Viet Nam era America, Liberty Swamp is a place laced with unknown dangers, manifesting imagined terror of life's inevitability, a place avoided through slumbered existence. But this epic is not just about fallen dynasties, repetitious wars, or chimeras of shadow. It weaves the mortal fabric of human experience into a lattice of concentric patterns that never really change. It unveils the defined origin of evil in human desire by comparing gifts from Mammon forged of weaker elements to the essence of things made from eternal substance provided by the architect of creation in the fullness of every season. At the twilight of his days, a man named David, reluctantly made a king of Israel, stands humble before the twelve tribes. This after the siege of Jesus, declared Jerusalem, a city dedicated to the God of Covenant, he bows his head and blesses the Lord of heaven and earth: "Both riches and honor come of thee, and thou reigns over all; and in your hand is power and might; and in your hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all. Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name. But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? For all things come from you and of your own have we given thee. For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding." 1 chronicles chapter 29 Verses 12-15

Shadow of Heaven

By Christie Golden
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 0743422376
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
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Shadow of Heaven: Dark Matters #3 An imbalance of dark matter has placed two realities in jeopardy, causing the separate universes to merge and threatening the stability of both realms. To preserve reality as it is known, the crew of the U.S.S. Voyager must defy a cosmic conspiracy and wrestle with shadows of the darkest degree! "Rescued" by strangers who may prove to be more dangerous than his original captors, Chakotay struggles to convince his new hosts of the danger posed by the mutated dark matter -- and the killer, or killers, still hunting the villages where Tom Paris has been left behind. In their own reality, as Harry Kim loses his heart to an enigmatic visitor from the shadow universe, Captain Janeway and the rest of her crew continue their search for the hidden dark matter that could cause the entire cosmos to contract in a fatal convulsion. But whose side are the Romulans really on? And what surprising Þgure from Voyager's past holds the ultimate key to the fate of both universes?