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The Deck of Omens

By Christine Lynn Herman
  • ISBN Code: : 1368025366
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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This thrilling fantasy will draw in fans of The Raven Cycle and Stranger Things, as the fearless May Hawthorne finds danger waiting for her at every corner. Though the Beast is seemingly subdued for now, a new threat lurks in Four Paths: a corruption seeping from the Gray into the forest. And with the other Founders preoccupied by their tangled alliances and fraying relationships, only May Hawthorne seems to realize the danger. But saving the town she loves means seeking aid from the person her family despises most—her father, Ezra Bishop. May's father isn't the only newcomer in town—Isaac Sullivan's older brother has also returned, seeking forgiveness for the role he played in Isaac's troubled past. But Isaac isn't ready to let go of his family's history, especially when that history might hold the key that he and Violet Saunders need to destroy the Gray and the monster within it. Harper Carlisle isn't ready to forgive, either. Two devastating betrayals have left her isolated from her family and uncertain who to trust. As the corruption becomes impossible to ignore, Harper must learn to control her newfound powers in order to protect Four Paths. But the only people who can help her do that are the ones who have hurt her the most. With the veil between the Gray and the town growing ever thinner, the Founder descendants must put their grievances with one another aside to stop the corruption and kill the Beast once and for all. But the monster they truly need to slay may never been the Beast . . .

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  • Publisher : Spectra
  • Book Code : 0307573389
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 630
  • Pdf File: the-dragon-revenant.pdf

Book Short Summary:

For years the provinces of Deverry have been in turmoil; now the conflict escalates with the kidnapping of Rhodry Maelwaedd, heir to the throne of Aberwyn. Intent on rescuing him, his beloved Jill and the elven wizard Salamander infiltrate the distant land of Bardex, where Rhodry is held captive. Tied to Deverry by obligation and circumstance, the immortal wizard Nevyn begins to see that all the kingdom's problems can be traced to a single source: a master of dark magics, backed by a network of evil that stretches across the sea. Now Nevyn understands that he too is being lured away to Bardek--and into a subtle, deadly trap designed especially for him. Katharine Kerr's novels of the Kingdom of Deverry unfold in a world of stunning richness and depth. Her vivid portrayal of characters caught in a complex web of fate and magic captures the imagination with a realism that few can match. Now she retums to this enchanted kingdom, where the wheels of destiny are tuming anew.

The Islanders

By Christopher Priest
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  • Publisher : Titan Books (US, CA)
  • Book Code : 1781169470
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 326
  • Pdf File: the-islanders.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A stunning literary SF novel from the multiple award winning Christopher Priest. A tale of murder, artistic rivalry and literary trickery; a Chinese puzzle of a novel where nothing is quite what it seems; a narrator whose agenda is artful and subtle; a narrative that pulls you in and plays an elegant game with you. The Dream Archipelago is a vast network of islands. The names of the islands are different depending on who you talk to, their very locations seem to twist and shift. Some islands have been sculpted into vast musical instruments, others are home to lethal creatures, others the playground for high society. Hot winds blow across the archipelago and a war fought between two distant continents is played out across its waters. THE ISLANDERS serves both as an untrustworthy but enticing guide to the islands, an intriguing, multi-layered tale of a murder and the suspect legacy of its appealing but definitely untrustworthy narrator.

The Bristling Wood

By Katharine Kerr
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  • Publisher : Spectra
  • Book Code : 0307760375
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 289
  • Pdf File: the-bristling-wood.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“A sure winner.”—Booklist Against the passionate sweep of Deverrian history, the powerful wizard Nevyn has lived for centuries, atoning for the sins he committed in his youth. Now, with so much of his work at stake, Nevyn discovers that the Dark Council has been quietly interfering with the already tangled politics of war-torn Eldidd. Their evil webs are nearly spun before Nevyn, with all the power at his command, even realizes there’s a war of magic destroying his world. Katharine Kerr’s enthralling tales Daggerspell and Darkspell introduced readers to the kingdom of Deverry, a world where ancient gods gamble with the fates of nations, and where the souls of men and women persist beyond death. Now the dazzling fantasy saga continues with The Bristling Wood, a vast and intricate tapestry of conflict, intrigue, and high magic that transcends the bounds of time and space.

ASHTAMANGALA PRASANNAM

By Tirupur S. GopalaKrishnan (GK)
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  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Book Code : 1685633749
  • Total of Pages : 270
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 997
  • Pdf File: ashtamangala-prasannam.pdf

Book Short Summary:

For the air conditioning and refrigeration professional trying to make a mark in this rapidly growing industry, there is no dearth of guidebooks to explain the theoretical aspects. But he soon realizes that he must learn to apply the theory in line with the shifting focus of the industry towards new areas of concern like energy-efficient and environment-friendly solutions and indoor air quality. He also learns that to climb the ladder in his profession, he must master the ways of street-smart, on-site AC&R professionals. Chatterjee has distilled his 37 years of experience in India and abroad into this book – a balanced blend of practical solutions to issues faced in real life during on-site activities and their correlation with AC&R theory. A veritable treasure of knowledge, information and practical tips, this book is a must-read for AC&R professionals and a must-have for engineering college libraries. “Chatterjee is uniquely suited to author this book. He has been a diligent practitioner and has gained wide experience in project execution and post-installation servicing of a wide range of air-conditioning and refrigeration plants and systems, both in India and abroad.” – K. Ramachandran, Past National President, Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers

Paris

By Andrew Hussey
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 9781608192373
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : History
  • Members : 271
  • Pdf File: paris.pdf

Book Short Summary:

If Adam Gopnik's Paris to the Moon described daily life in contemporary Paris, this book describes daily life in Paris throughout its history: a history of the city from the point of view of the Parisians themselves. Paris captures everyone's imaginations: It's a backdrop for Proust's fictional pederast, Robert Doisneau's photographic kiss, and Edith Piaf's serenaded soldier-lovers; a home as much to romance and love poems as to prostitution and opium dens. The many pieces of the city coexist, each one as real as the next. What's more, the conflicted identity of the city is visible everywhere-between cobblestones, in bars, on the métro. In this lively and lucid volume, Andrew Hussey brings to life the urchins and artists who've left their marks on the city, filling in the gaps of a history that affected the disenfranchised as much as the nobility. Paris: The Secret History ranges across centuries, movements, and cultural and political beliefs, from Napoleon's overcrowded cemeteries to Balzac's nocturnal flight from his debts. For Hussey, Paris is a city whose long and conflicted history continues to thrive and change. The book's is a picaresque journey through royal palaces, brothels, and sidewalk cafés, uncovering the rich, exotic, and often lurid history of the world's most beloved city.

The Alchemist

By Paulo Coelho
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062416219
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 386
  • Pdf File: the-alchemist.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A special 25th anniversary edition of the extraordinary international bestseller, including a new Foreword by Paulo Coelho. Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations. Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago's journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.

The Nice and Accurate Good Omens TV Companion

By Matt Whyman
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 006289837X
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 710
  • Pdf File: the-nice-and-accurate-good-omens-tv-companion.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A stunning full-color, illustrated, behind-the-scenes guide to the Good Omens television series, adapted for the screen by Neil Gaiman himself and starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant. Following the original novel’s chronological structure—from “the Beginning” to “End Times”—this official companion to the Good Omens television series, compiled by Matt Whyman, is a cornucopia of information about the show, its conception, and its creation. Offering deep and nuanced insight into Gaiman’s brilliantly reimagining of the Good Omens universe, The Nice and Accurate Good Omens TV Companion includes: A foreword from Neil Gaiman A profile of the director, Douglas McKinnon Neil’s take on the adaptation process, in which he explains his goals, approach, and diversions from the original text Interviews with the cast, including Michael Sheen, David Tennant, Nina Sosanya, Jon Hamm, Ned Dennehy, Josie Lawrence, Derek Jacobi, Nick Offerman, Frances McDormand, Miranda Richardson, Adria Arjona, and many others More than 200 color photographs And much more! The must-have official companion guide to the Good Omens television series, Nice and Accurate TV Companion is a treasure trove of delights for fans of Good Omens, Neil Gaiman, and Terry Pratchett.

Visualizing the invisible with the human body

By J. Cale Johnson,Alessandro Stavru
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Book Code : 3110642689
  • Total of Pages : 507
  • Category : History
  • Members : 160
  • Pdf File: visualizing-the-invisible-with-the-human-body.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Physiognomy and ekphrasis are two of the most important modes of description in antiquity and represent the necessary precursors of scientific description. The primary way of divining the characteristics and fate of an individual, whether inborn or acquired, was to observe the patient’s external characteristics and behaviour. This volume focuses initially on two types of descriptive literature in Mesopotamia: physiognomic omens and what we might call ekphrastic description. These modalities are traced through ancient India, Ugaritic and the Hebrew Bible, before arriving at the physiognomic features of famous historical figures such as Themistocles, Socrates or Augustus in the Graeco-Roman world, where physiognomic discussions become intertwined with typological analyses of human characters. The Arabic compendial culture absorbed and remade these different physiognomic and ekphrastic traditions, incorporating both Mesopotamian links between physiognomy and medicine and the interest in characterological ‘types’ that had emerged in the Hellenistic period. This volume offer the first wide-ranging picture of these modalities of description in antiquity.

Life and Society in the Hittite World

By Trevor Bryce
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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Book Code : 0191588164
  • Total of Pages : 328
  • Category : History
  • Members : 970
  • Pdf File: life-and-society-in-the-hittite-world.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In dealing with a wide range of aspects of the life, activities, and customs of the Late Bronze Age Hittite world, this book complements the treatment of Hittite military and political history presented by the author in The Kingdom of the Hittites (OUP, 1998). It aims to convey to the reader a sense of what it was like to live amongst the people of the Hittite world, to participate in their celebrations, to share their crises, to meet them in the streets of the capital or in their homes, to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of a healing ritual, to attend an audience with the Great King, and to follow his progress in festival processions to the holy places of the Hittite land. Through quotations from the original sources and through the word pictures to which these give rise, the book aims at recreating, as far as is possible, the daily lives and experiences of a people who for a time became the supreme political and military power in the ancient Near East.

The Time-travelling Caveman

By Terry Pratchett
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1787620719
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 737
  • Pdf File: the-time-travelling-caveman.pdf

Book Short Summary:

*The final collection of short stories from the incredible Sir Terry Pratchett!* Imagination is an amazing thing. It can take you to the top of the highest mountain, or down to the bottom of the deepest depths of the sea. This where it took Doggins on his Awfully Big Adventure: a quest full of magic and flying machines. (And the world's best joke - trust me, it's hilarious.) It took three young inventors to the moon (where they may or may not have left a bottle of lemonade) and a caveman on a trip to the dentist. You can join them on these adventures, and many more, in this incredible collection of stories . . . From the greatest imagination there ever was. Written for local newspapers when Terry Pratchett was a young lad, these never previously published stories are packed full of anarchic humour and wonderful wit. A must-have for Terry fans . . . and young readers looking for a fix of magic.

Religion and Culture in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1800

By Kasper von Greyerz
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 9780198043843
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : History
  • Members : 134
  • Pdf File: religion-and-culture-in-early-modern-europe-1500-1800.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In the pre-industrial societies of early modern Europe, religion was a vessel of fundamental importance in making sense of personal and collective social, cultural and spiritual exercises. Developments from this era had immediate impact on these societies, much of which resonates to the present day. Published in German seven years ago, Kaspar von Greyerz important overview and interpretation of the religions and cultures of Early Modern Europe now appears in the English language for the first time. He approaches his subject matter with the concerns of a social anthropologist, rejecting the conventional dichotomy between popular and elite religion to focus instead on religion in its everyday cultural contexts. Concentrating primarily on Central and Western Europe, von Greyerz analyzes the dynamic strengths of early modern religion in three parts. First, he identifies the changes in religious life resulting from the Protestant Reformation and Catholic Counter-Reformation. He then reveals how the dynamic religious climate triggered various radical and separatist movements, such as the Anabaptists, puritans, and Quakers, and how the newfound emphasis on collective religious identity contributed to the marginalization of non-Christians and outsiders. Last, von Greyerz investigates the broad and still much divided field of research on secularization during the period covered. While many large-scale historical approaches to early modern religion have concentrated on institutional aspects, this important study consciously neglects these elements to provide new and fascinating insights. The resulting work delves into the many distinguishing marks of the period: religious reform and renewal, the hotly debated issue of "confessionalism", social inclusion and exclusion, and the increasing fragmentation of early modern religiosity in the context of the Enlightenment. In a final chapter, von Greyerz addresses the question as to whether early modern religion carried in itself the seeds of its own relativization.