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Silent Soldiers

By Catherine Chambers
  • ISBN Code: : 1512407097
  • Publisher : Hungry Tomato ®
  • Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Skilled assassins and saboteurs have undermined the most powerful armies with secret tactics and weapons. Slip in among them to see stealthy warriors from different times and places on their dangerous missions and surprise their enemies.

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Magic and mysticism come alive in this magnificent historical fantasy from the New York Times–bestselling author of the Chronicles of the Deryni. Long before Camber was revered as a saint, he was a Deryni noble, one of the most respected of the magical race whose arcane skills set them apart from ordinary humans in the medieval kingdom of Gwynedd. For nearly a century, Camber’s family has had little choice but to loyally serve the ruling Festils, Deryni usurpers who employed dark magic to wrest the throne from the rightful Haldane liege. Now, the land suffers under the tyranny of King Imre, whose savage oppression of the human population weighs heavily on Camber’s heart—a heart that is shattered when the despot and his evil mistress-sister, Ariella, cause the death of Camber’s beloved son. The grim demands of justice and vengeance drive Camber far from his family’s estates in search of the last of the Haldane line. This descendant of kings will not be easily persuaded to accept Camber’s unthinkable plan. But with the kingdom in turmoil, the aging mage and the reluctant Haldane heir must confront together the awesome, terrible might of the Festils for the good of all. The first book in Katherine Kurtz’s epic medieval fantasy series is filled with irresistible suspense, action, adventure, and political intrigue, leading Publishers Weekly to hail the author as possessing “a rare craftsmanship with narrative exposition that is also dramatic and moving.”

Chicken Soup for the Woman Golfer's Soul

By Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1453274820
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 784
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A celebration of the exciting future and explosive growth taking place in women's golf-a powerful mix of hope, perspective, insight and humor for the fastest-growing segment of the game.

The Fourth Sacrifice

By Peter May
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  • Publisher : Quercus Publishing
  • Book Code : 1780879571
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 349
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PETER MAY: OVER 3 MILLION COPIES SOLD 'A TERRIFIC WRITER' MARK BILLINGHAM 'WONDERFULLY COMPELLING' KATE MOSSE In the second novel in the China series, Li Yan and Margaret Campbell are reluctantly reunited, on the trail of a killer reenacting a series of gruesome rituals THE SECOND OPINION The Chinese police have once more been forced to enlist the services of American forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell: this time to investigate a series of four horrific ritual executions that have taken place in Beijing. THE THIRD DEGREE Detective Li Yan is determined to discover just how one of the victims in particular, an American diplomat, became caught up in the slaying. And he is arguably even more determined to have nothing to do with Campbell. THE FOURTH SACRIFICE The polarity that once attracted Yan and Campbell eventually pulls them back into partnership. Yet the closer they are drawn to the truth, the nearer they come to a killer prepared to use extreme force to conceal it. LOVED THE FOURTH SACRIFICE? Read the third book in the series, THE KILLING ROOM. LOVE PETER MAY? Buy his new thriller, A SILENT DEATH.

The Moral Universe of Shakespeare's Problem Plays

By Vivian Thomas
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 100035010X
  • Total of Pages : 242
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 294
  • Pdf File: the-moral-universe-of-shakespeare-s-problem-plays.pdf

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What is it that makes Shakespeare’s problem plays problematic? Many critics have sought for the underlying vision or message of these puzzling and disturbing dramas. Originally published in 1987, the key to Viv Thomas’s new synthesis of the plays is the idea of fracture and dissolution in the universe. From the collapse of ‘degree’ in Troilus and Cressida to the corruption at the heart of innocence in Measure for Measure, to the puzzling status of virtue and valour in All’s Well, the most obvious feature of these plays in their capacity to prompt new questions. In a detailed discussion of each play in turn, the author traces the dominant themes that both distinguish and unite them, and provides numerous insights into the sources, background, texture and morality of the plays.

The Chronicles of Tornor Trilogy

By Elizabeth A. Lynn
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1504048911
  • Total of Pages : 926
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 111
  • Pdf File: the-chronicles-of-tornor-trilogy.pdf

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From a two-time winner of the World Fantasy Award, this epic trilogy is a “marvelous blend of fantasy [and] realism” (Marion Zimmer Bradley). Tornor is a land of warriors and lovers, a diverse place where devotion knows few bounds and honor stands strong in the face of adversity. Spread across generations, these three novels feature a trio of courageous heroes as they come of age in a magical world. In the World Fantasy Award–winning Watchtower, Tornor Keep is the legendary tower that protects the winter end of a summer land. But when Tornor is overrun by raiders, Prince Errel and the tenacious warrior Ryke must fight the usurpers to save their home. In The Dancers of Arun, a student must learn to control his gifts. As the scholar and scribe of Tornor, Kerris has been in training for the past seventeen years. But it’s not until his brother Kel—of the Cheari culture—teaches him the psychic art of patterning that the city of Elath comes under attack and Kerris must draw on his new talents to fight the dangers of psychic warfare. In the epic conclusion to this fantasy saga, The Northern Girl, a young servant must find her inner strength as she hides a magical talent. The visions begin when Sorren is only thirteen years old and she’s marked as a member of the White Clan of Arun. But this honor of being a witch frightens Sorren and she does not want to come within the Tanjo and serve. Instead, she’s determined to keep this gift a secret for as long as she can—whatever the cost may be. Elizabeth A. Lynn’s groundbreaking series was one of the first to feature same-sex relationships as an accepted part of a fantasy world. Filled with provocative ideas, haunting prose, and boundless imagination, the trilogy will captivate fantasy lovers both new and old.

Rainbows at the Shadows of Covid- 19

By Ramsis F. Ghaly MD
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1669803163
  • Total of Pages : 1086
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 355
  • Pdf File: rainbows-at-the-shadows-of-covid-19.pdf

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This is my third book written during COVID-19 pandemic where I continued to serve unceasing as a practicing Neurosurgeon, Anesthesiologist, Intensivist and Pain Specialist in the Chicago land area. Despite the extreme negative impact of COVID-19 worldwide, I kept daily dairy of my thoughts, reflections and patients stories over a year since June 2021! As I kept writing, while the world is being flooded with the deadly virus and dreadful news, I saw the rainbows in the shadows of COVID-19. As in the days of Noah thousands of years ago after the deadly flood of the world and God covenant with man through the rainbow so is the current days of COVID-19, a renewal of the covenant between the Almighty God the Lord and the people. The current book shares my rainbows in the shadows of COVID-19 as follow up series of the author two books of COVID-19.The book divides into 20 sections and contains total off 194 chapters. The book designates major sections on my continuing education and wellbeing of my residents and students as well as Neurosurgical patients and inspired stories during late phases of COVID. It covers most of the ongoing thoughts and essential events from October 2020 through July 2021 during the COVID recovery phase such as Thanksgiving, Presidential Election and Inauguration, Christmas, New Year, riots and Vaccination. Another section is written to pay tribute to those sacrificed their lives and stood strong against the most horrific virus in the front line.

The Other Side: Or Notes for the History of the War Between Mexico and the United States

By Albert C. Ramsey
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 5874426353
  • Total of Pages : 458
  • Category : History
  • Members : 424
  • Pdf File: the-other-side.pdf

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Read and download full book The Other Side: Or Notes for the History of the War Between Mexico and the United States

Along Came A Soldier

By Brenda Davies
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  • Publisher : BHC Press
  • Book Code : 1643970380
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 873
  • Pdf File: along-came-a-soldier.pdf

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When murder stalks St. Merryn, no secrets are safe… A forbidden romance… Set in 1820 Cornwall, Charity Perrow lives a sheltered life in the village of St. Merryn. When she meets and falls for Jethro Ennor, they soon learn their families are bitter enemies, and Charity finds herself torn between remaining loyal to her family and giving into her growing desire for a man they hate. A village with hidden secrets… A battle-scarred redcoat is lurking In Greenoak Woods. Struggling to keep his grip on sanity, he’s come home to settle the score with those responsible for the heavy burden he’s been carrying all these years. An innocent man accused… When a villager is murdered, the suspicion falls on Jethro. Now Charity must risk everything, including being disowned by her family, to prove his innocence and save him from the gallows. But as Charity hunts for the truth, she begins to uncover secrets over a decade old—secrets that will change everything.

Tales from the New Republic: Star Wars Legends

By Peter Schweighofer,Craig Carey
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  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Book Code : 0307796450
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 249
  • Pdf File: tales-from-the-new-republic.pdf

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Written by some of today’s leading science fiction writers, these tales sweep us into a world where the only laws are cunning, force, and power—and only the bravest, craziest, and deadliest dare to tread. Here mercs and smugglers, gangsters and warriors fight toe to toe, side by side, and behind each other’s backs in the backwaters of a universe ripped apart by war. On Zelos II a man and a woman are held prisoner in a dark cell, each fighting in their own way for survival at the hands of Imperial captors—and a chance for escape that could cost one of them their life. On the tortured landscape of Ryloth, Fenig Nabon awaits a ship of women warriors to complete a dangerous deal: the smuggling of a troupe of dancers to the homeworld of the Hutts—only to get more than she bargained for. And in a stunning novella written especially for this collection by Hugo Award–winning, New York Times bestselling author Timothy Zahn and Michael A. Stackpole, Senator Garm Bel Iblis, believed dead at the hands of an Imperial assassin, teams up with Hal Horn in a duel against the Empire’s most dangerous agent. At stake are the plans for a terrifying new weapon called the Death Star—and the fate of both the Empire and the New Republic. Including these stories of intergalactic derring-do: “Interlude at Darkknell” by Timothy Zahn and Michael A. Stackpole “Jade Solitaire” by Timothy Zahn “Gathering Shadows” by Kathy Burdette “Hutt and Seek” by Chris Cassidy and Tish Pahl “The Longest Fall” by Patricia A. Jackson “Conflict of Interest” by Laurie Burns “No Disintegrations, Please” by Paul Danner “Day of the Sepulchral Night” by Jean Rabe “Uhl Eharl Khoehng” by Patricia A. Jackson “The Last Hand” by Paul Danner “Simple Tricks” by Chris Cassidy and Tish Pahl