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The Roman Mysteries: The Gladiators from Capua

By Caroline Lawrence
  • ISBN Code: : 1444003585
  • Publisher : Orion Children's Books
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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  • Pdf : the-roman-mysteries.pdf

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March AD 80. In Rome, the Emperor Titus has announced that there will be a hundred days of games to open his new amphitheatre (now known as the Colosseum). Flavia, Nubia and Lupus take this opportunity to go to Rome and search for their missing friend, Jonathan. Their search leads the young detectives straight to the games, where they must face wild beasts and gladiators to accomplish their mission.

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  • Pdf File: a-fighter-s-heart.pdf

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This “whirling, no-holds-barred,” national bestselling memoir of mixed martial arts by the author of The Fighter’s Mind is “adrenaline-addled and addictive” (Playboy). In A Fighter’s Heart, former merchant marine and Harvard graduate Sam Sheridan shares a “fascinating” first-person account of his life inside the world of professional MMA fighting “and his behind-the-scenes access makes for a gripping read” (Sara Cardace, The Washington Post). In 1999, after a series of adventurous jobs—construction at the South Pole, ranching in Montana, and sailing private yachts around the world—Sheridan found himself in Australia with time to finally indulge a long-dormant obsession: fighting. After training in Bangkok at the legendary Fairtex Gym, Sheridan stepped through the ropes for a professional bout, embarking on an epic journey to discover what only a fighter can know about fear, violence, and most of all, himself. From small-town Iowa to the beaches of Rio, from the streets of Oakland to the arenas of Tokyo, Sheridan trained, traveled, and fought with Olympic boxers, Brazilian jiu-jitsu stars, and Ultimate Fighting champions. This chronicle offers an insightful look at violence as a spectator sport, as well as a dizzying account of what it’s like to hit—and be hit by—some of the best fighters in the world.

Tablet of Destinies

By Traci Harding
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Australia
  • Book Code : 073049974X
  • Total of Pages : 666
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: tablet-of-destinies.pdf

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tory's twin babies are changelings and she must journey into the fourth dimension to reclaim her own ... Book 2 in the Celestial triad trilogy takes tory and Maelgwn into the realms of the Devachan, the Fourth Dimension. they and their clan have had many peaceful years on the planet of Kila until tory's new twin babies, only a few days after their birth, are switched with changelings ... the babies now exhibit all the characteristics of fairy folk and, as with all deva infants, they are neither male nor female. tory seeks the counsel of the tablet of Destinies and is told that the changelings are the first of the Devachan to venture into human existence and that her twins are the first humans to choose to experience the world of the Devachan ... and all the babies are psychically linked. to reclaim their children tory and Maelgwn must journey to the Fourth Dimension. At the same time, other human breeds are on the brink of war and tory and Maelgwn must divide their energies. the changelings prove to be of inestimable value in aiding their foster parents to unite the human clans of the galaxy and in guiding tory into the Fourth Dimension ...