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Lotus Blue

By Cat Sparks
  • ISBN Code: : 1940456738
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 388
  • Category : Fiction
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“Imaginative and richly rendered . . . Sparks frames all of this in haunting, near-poetic detail, such that the readers can smell the toxic red sand and perhaps taste the blood. Recommended for people who crave fresh post-apocalypse chaos—because Sparks’s post-apocalyptic chaos is pretty fresh, at that.”—NK Jemisin, The New York Times Powerful war machines of the far-future collide across a barren desert world in this post-apocalyptic debut novel from award-winning Australian author Cat Sparks. Seventeen-year-old Star and her sister Nene are orphans, part of a thirteen-wagon caravan of nomadic traders living hard lives travelling the Sand Road. Their route cuts through a particularly dangerous and unforgiving section of the Dead Red Heart, a war-ravaged desert landscape plagued by rogue semi-sentient machinery and other monsters from a bygone age. But when the caravan witnesses a relic-Angel satellite unexpectedly crash to Earth, a chain of events begins that sends Star on a journey far away from the life she once knew. Shanghaied upon the sandship Dogwatch, she is forced to cross the Obsidian Sea by Quarrel, an ancient Templar supersoldier. Eventually shipwrecked, Star will have no choice but to place her trust in both thieves and priestesses while coming to terms with the grim reality of her past—and the horror of her unfolding destiny—as the terrible secret her sister had been desperate to protect her from begins to unravel. Meanwhile, something old and powerful has woken in the desert. A Lotus Blue, deadliest of all the ancient war machines. A warrior with plans of its own, far more significant than a fallen Angel. Plans that do not include the survival of humanity. Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.

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  • Category : Crafts & Hobbies
  • Members : 117
  • Pdf File: scrappy-bits-appliqué.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Go beyond basic scrap quilts with this guide to turning fabric bits snips into striking modern art quilts—featuring 8 quick and easy projects. In Scrappy Bits Applique, fabric designer and quilt artist Shannon Brinkley shares her secrets to putting sewing room scraps to use. With her easy stitching and collage techniques, she shows how simplicity can produce dramatic results. Shannon’s “scrappy” approach to quilting uses a fast raw-edged technique. With step-by-step instructions, she teaches you how to intuitively choose, cut, and sew bits of fabric to create a collage of unique images and textures. Included are eight engaging quilt projects to try out your new skills.


By Audrey Coulthurst
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 006243330X
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 656
  • Pdf File: inkmistress.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A sweeping, action-packed, and romantic fantasy full of dangerous magic and dark choices, perfect for fans of Tamora Pierce and Kristin Cashore—set in the same world as Of Fire and Stars. Asra is a demigod with a dangerous gift: the ability to dictate the future by writing with her blood. To keep her power secret, she leads a quiet life as a healer on a remote mountain, content to help the people in her care and spend time with Ina, the mortal girl she loves. But Asra’s peaceful life is upended when bandits threaten Ina’s village and the king does nothing to help. Desperate to protect her people, Ina begs Asra for assistance in finding her manifest—the animal she’ll be able to change into as her rite of passage to adulthood. Asra uses her blood magic to help Ina, but her spell goes horribly wrong and the bandits destroy the village, killing Ina’s family. Unaware that Asra is at fault, Ina swears revenge on the king and takes a savage dragon as her manifest. To stop her, Asra must embark on a journey across the kingdom, becoming a player in lethal games of power among assassins, gods, and even the king himself. Most frightening of all, she discovers the dark secrets of her own mysterious history—and the terrible, powerful legacy she carries in her blood.

The Leopard

By Jo Nesbo
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Book Code : 0307359743
  • Total of Pages : 624
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 885
  • Pdf File: the-leopard.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Harry Hole is back and this time he's back from very, very far away. Another gripping instalment in this prize-winning and acclaimed series by the internationally #1 bestselling crime writer in Norway. Two women are found murdered in Oslo — both of them have drowned in their own blood. What mystifies the police is that the puncture wounds in the victims' faces have been caused from the inside of their mouths. Kaja Solness from Homicide is sent to Hong Kong to track down a man who is the Oslo Police Department's only specialist on serial killings. The severely addicted detective has tried to disappear in the vast, anonymous city. He is on the run and haunted by his last case, the woman he loves, and creditors alike. His name is Harry Hole.

Agatha H. and the Siege of Mechanicsburg

By Phil Foglio,Kaja Foglio
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1949102289
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 369
  • Pdf File: agatha-h-and-the-siege-of-mechanicsburg.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In a time when the Industrial Revolution has become an all-out war, mad science rules the world—with mixed success. In Agatha H and the Siege of Mechanicsburg, Agatha Heterodyne, the last of the Heterodyne family, has returned to her family’s hereditary town with the might of the Wulfenbach Empire hot on her heels. The only thing holding off an outright attack is Gilgamesh Wulfenbach, the heir to the Empire, who has joined Agatha and her friends inside the great artificially intelligent fortress of Castle Heterodyne. Now they must race to repair the mechanisms that once allowed the Castle to defend Mechanicsburg, before the rest of Europa shows up to take all the revenge the mad Heterodynes of the past so richly earned. From the Hugo Award–winning Girl Genius online comics comes this fourth book in the Agatha H. series, and like the previous three books, it will engage you in a unique world of adventure, romance, and mad science!

Harry Hole Mysteries 3-Book Bundle

By Jo Nesbo
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Book Code : 0345813146
  • Total of Pages : 1368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 124
  • Pdf File: harry-hole-mysteries-3-book-bundle.pdf

Book Short Summary:

With more than seven million copies sold worldwide, and translated into over forty languages, Jo Nesbo’s Harry Hole series is an international phenomenon. Detective Harry Hole is a genuine anti-hero: a handsome loner, an alcoholic and workaholic who is tormented in his personal life even as he is revered by his colleagues for his unwavering sense of justice and proven police instincts. Harry’s self-governing, anti-authoritarian style has driven his superior officer at the crime squad in Oslo to call him “the best investigator in the department and the worst public servant.” First-class thrillers with high voltage suspense and complex plotting, The Snowman, The Leopard and Phantom are fascinating journeys into the world of this singular character and the dark criminal minds he pursues to the very limits of his sanity, in Oslo and beyond. “Jo Nesbo is my favorite thriller writer and Harry Hole my new hero.” —Michael Connelly “Exuberantly, ingeniously gruesome.” —The Telegraph

Tuttle Balinese-English Dictionary

By Norbert Shadeg
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
  • Book Code : 1462910785
  • Total of Pages : 508
  • Category : Foreign Language Study
  • Members : 184
  • Pdf File: tuttle-balinese-english-dictionary.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The author, the late Father Norbert Shadeg (died 2006) combined all the valuable sources with his own extensive knowledge of the language, gained during the many years he lived and worked in Bali. The Tuttle Balinese-English Dictionary covers a wide range of vocabulary used for the affairs of daily life and for culturally important items and events, including many colorful idioms. The most complete Balinese dictionary with over 25,000 entries Clear, user-friendly entries giving idioms, expressions and derived terms The ideal dictionary for students, scholars and visitors

Censorship and Sexuality in Bombay Cinema

By Monika Mehta
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Book Code : 0292742517
  • Total of Pages : 318
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 853
  • Pdf File: censorship-and-sexuality-in-bombay-cinema.pdf

Book Short Summary:

India produces an impressive number of films each year in a variety of languages. Here, Monika Mehta breaks new ground by analyzing Hindi films and exploring the censorship of gender and heterosexuality in Bombay cinema. She studies how film censorship on various levels makes the female body and female sexuality pivotal in constructing national identity, not just through the films themselves but also through the heated debates that occur in newspapers and other periodicals. The standard claim is that the state dictates censorship and various prohibitions, but Mehta explores how relationships among the state, the film industry, and the public illuminate censorship’s role in identity formation, while also examining how desire, profits, and corruption are generated through the act of censoring. Committed to extending a feminist critique of mass culture in the global south, Mehta situates the story of censorship in a broad social context and traces the intriguing ways in which the heated debates on sexuality in Bombay cinema actually produce the very forms of sexuality they claim to regulate. She imagines afresh the theoretical field of censorship by combining textual analysis, archival research, and qualitative fieldwork. Her analysis reveals how central concepts of film studies, such as stardom, spectacle, genre, and sound, are employed and (re)configured within the ambit of state censorship, thereby expanding the scope of their application and impact.

The Clear Skin Diet

By Nina Nelson,Randa Nelson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Book Code : 1602865817
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Members : 124
  • Pdf File: the-clear-skin-diet.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"A serious and important contribution to the whole food, plant-based world. . . Not infrequently I get asked about this diet for skin conditions-now I have a great reference to pass on to people."- T. Colin Campbell, co-author of The China Study From YouTube stars Nina and Randa Nelson comes the doctor-approved, clinically-tested, low-fat vegan diet that instantly and dramatically transformed their skin. Over $3 billion dollars is spent treating acne every year. But YouTube celebrities Nina and Randa Nelson have found a solution that is easy, affordable, and as close as your local grocery store. Based on solid nutritional science, vetted by top nutrition experts, and proven by the authors' experiences and now so many others, The Clear Skin Diet will help you clear your skin for good. This is it: a six-week plan to take control of skin issues using the simple principles of a low-fat vegan diet, foods such as potatoes, pasta, rice, corn, beans, oatmeal and whole grains. Complete with detailed grocery lists, simple meal prep strategies, and delicious recipes using affordable, familiar ingredients, The Clear Skin Diet is an accessible guide to curing acne that will give readers, whether 13 or 43 years old, the confidence to start living life again.

The Fletcher Pratt Science Fiction & Fantasy MEGAPACK®

By Fletcher Pratt
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Book Code : 1479472891
  • Total of Pages : 845
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 203
  • Pdf File: the-fletcher-pratt-science-fiction-fantasy-megapack.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Fletcher Pratt, a master of science fiction and fantasy, co-author of the acclaimed "Incomplete Enchanter" and "Gavagan's Bar" series, presents 7 of his novels and stories. Included are: INTRODUCTION, by John Betancourt OFFICIAL RECORD DANGER DR. GRIMSHAW’S SANITARIUM THE ONSLAUGHT FROM RIGEL [novel] THE OCTOPUS CYCLE [short novel] EXPEDITION TO PLUTO [short novel] THE BLUE STAR [novel] If you enjoy this MEGAPACK® and want to see more, search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press MEGAPACK" to see 400+ more volumes, covering science fiction, fantasy, horror, mysteries, westerns, and many other subjects.