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The War Of The Flowers

By Tad Williams
  • ISBN Code: : 1101657642
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 832
  • Category : Fiction
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Theo Vilmos' life is about to take a real turn for the worse. He is drawn from his home in Northern California into the parallel world of Faerie, for, unknown to him, he is a pivotal figure in a war between certain of Faerie's powerful lords and the rest of the strange creatures who live in this exotic realm.

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Recounts the events of six historic festivals in San Antonio, Texas, at the end of the nineteenth century, describing each event's pageantry, parades, competitions, and participants.

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Book Short Summary:

I am a queen—and a girl—in a time of war.I can show no weakness. Not ever again. I will see this war to its end and embrace whatever glory or hell awaits me there. Reeling from her most recent loss, Malory is determined to bestow vengeance upon those responsible for the upheaval in her lands. With her army firmly established she’s got one target left: Phoebe of Carling. To persevere Malory will need to either establish an alliance or declare war on the most powerful ruler in the lands: King Travión. But not everything in Travión is as it seems. With her most trusted allies at her side, Malory finds herself on the cusp of a danger greater than she ever imagined. For the gods are awake and they have a stake in the succession of power. This is where the end begins.

Empire of Grass

By Tad Williams
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0698191498
  • Total of Pages : 688
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 800
  • Pdf File: empire-of-grass.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Set in Williams' New York Times bestselling fantasy world, the second book of The Last King of Osten Ard returns to the trials of King Simon and Queen Miriamele as threats to their kingdom loom... The kingdoms of Osten Ard have been at peace for decades, but now, the threat of a new war grows to nightmarish proportions. Simon and Miriamele, royal husband and wife, face danger from every side. Their allies in Hernystir have made a pact with the dreadful Queen of the Norns to allow her armies to cross into mortal lands. The ancient, powerful nation of Nabban is on the verge of bloody civil war, and the fierce nomads of the Thrithings grasslands have begun to mobilize, united by superstitious fervor and their age-old hatred of the city-dwellers. But as the countries and peoples of the High Ward bicker among themselves, battle, bloodshed, and dark magics threaten to pull civilizations to pieces. And over it all looms the mystery of the Witchwood Crown, the deadly puzzle that Simon, Miriamele, and their allies must solve if they wish to survive. But as the kingdoms of Osten Ard are torn apart by fear and greed, a few individuals will fight for their own lives and destinies—not yet aware that the survival of everything depends on them.

Rise Of The Snow Queen Book Two: The War Of The Witches

By G.W. Mullins
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  • Publisher : Light Of The Moon Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 136
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 769
  • Pdf File: rise-of-the-snow-queen-book-two.pdf

Book Short Summary:

What begins as a simple, bittersweet tale about a man turned into a polar bear, grandly unfolds into a rich, mythical adventure in the best-selling book series Rise Of The Snow Queen. Based on Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale, author G.W. Mullins expands on this story creating a new mythology that takes readers into the world of snow and ice. In part two, the story develops long before the adventures of Gerda and Kai. It takes readers to a remote mountain village where winter claims lives at the Snow Queen's command. The story goes back to the Mirror and how it cracked, sending its shards into the world to infect the innocent. This take on the story, embarks on a much more adult tone with the mood turning rather sinister as the Snow Queen battles to obtain the mirror and rule them all. Rise Of The Snow Queen Two - War Of The Witches, is a dark fairy tale that unfolds to a conclusion you won't expect to see coming.

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fifth Annual Collection

By Gardner Dozois
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Book Code : 142998371X
  • Total of Pages : 704
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 845
  • Pdf File: the-year-s-best-science-fiction.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year's Best Science Fiction Twenty-Fifth Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world. This venerable collection of short stories brings together award winning authors and masters of the field such as Robert Reed, Ian McDonald, Stephen Baxter, Michael Swanwick, Paolo Bacigalupi, Kage Baker, Walter Jon Williams, Alastair Reynolds, and Charles Stross. And with an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre. "This venerable annual’s twenty-fifth edition represents a milestone for editor Dozois. He has kept faith with the series for a quarter-century without ever shortchanging, or even showing any signs of shortchanging, readers on either quality or abundance of selections."--Booklist

The War of Marian

By JG McCord
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1728364957
  • Total of Pages : 340
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 900
  • Pdf File: the-war-of-marian.pdf

Book Short Summary:

War of Marian opens to an era of prosper times on the planet Earth. Hundreds of years pass and with the advancement of technology, other planets have been cultivated and colonies turn into civilizations. Soon the other planets are ruled by their own governments and prosper away from Earth’s rule. Unfortunately, Earth falls prey to war and disease. Time passes and Earth is stable, rebuilding within pockets of humanity to create smaller nations. Earth, however, is still being threatened with the possibility of war from Mars. The red planet is ruled by a crazed prince, who seeks to control all his eyes can lay upon. Within the nation of Helenia, a young soldier, by the name of Dani, wills the strong ambition to push herself into becoming a leader her late mother would be proud of. Her plan is to work in a scouting unit in the eastern mountains. The academy where she trained helped her acquire the skills needed to succeed in her goals. But soon a twist of fate sets her on her wanted path. She and her most trusted comrades are assigned a recon mission beyond the wall of their nation that puts them in the sights of a supposed enemy. A rebel force threatens the nation of Helenia. But when Dani learns of a troubled past, will she side with the rebel force or will she run back to her military with hopes of bettering the future from within.

Rebecca Newton and the War of the Gods

By Mario Routi
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  • Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
  • Book Code : 1785383019
  • Total of Pages : 381
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 898
  • Pdf File: rebecca-newton-and-the-war-of-the-gods.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Forces of Evil are poised to invade not only the Land of the White Sun, but also the Elysian Fields, home of the Gods - and now they have the power to throw human civilisation back into the Dark Ages. Princess Rebecca and her family face monumental battles in their attempts to defeat the massed forces of Evil, and the only way she can save mankind is by revealing herself to them. Her daughter, the young Oracle Leylah, is in love with Prince Alexander, grandson of Hercules, but soon things are going very wrong between them. The fate of the entire universe rests on the confused Leylah?s shoulders as she travels to planet Earth to learn to control her powers. While the forces of Evil prepare to invade from Tartarus, Zeus gathers the Gods and ancient Heroes to defend the Sacred Flame. Reeling from their last battle in the Land of the White Sun, King Turgoth, Princess Rebecca and the Orizons are still repairing the damage to the Fortress of Utopia when they discover they are going to have to enter an even greater struggle against the forces of Evil. Good must prevail this time, or it will be the end of everything. What could be more terrifying than the Clash of the Titans? The War of the Gods! It?s the final countdown... A romantic, mythical fantasy of epic battles, adventure and the ultimate collision between Good and Evil. It all ends here!

The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds

By H. G. Wells
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  • Publisher : Everyman's Library
  • Book Code : 0307806634
  • Total of Pages : 472
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 616
  • Pdf File: the-time-machine-the-invisible-man-the-war-of-the-worlds.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Gathered together in one hardcover volume: three timeless novels from the founding father of science fiction. The first great novel to imagine time travel, The Time Machine (1895) follows its scientist narrator on an incredible journey that takes him finally to Earth’s last moments—and perhaps his own. The scientist who discovers how to transform himself in The Invisible Man (1897) will also discover, too late, that he has become unmoored from society and from his own sanity. The War of the Worlds (1898)—the seminal masterpiece of alien invasion adapted by Orson Welles for his notorious 1938 radio drama, and subsequently by several filmmakers—imagines a fierce race of Martians who devastate Earth and feed on their human victims while their voracious vegetation, the red weed, spreads over the ruined planet. Here are three classic science fiction novels that, more than a century after their original publication, show no sign of losing their grip on readers’ imaginations.

The Antiquities of the Jews & The War of the Jews

By Flavius Josephus
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8027245559
  • Total of Pages : 2060
  • Category : History
  • Members : 177
  • Pdf File: the-antiquities-of-the-jews-the-war-of-the-jews.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"The Jewish-Roman Wars" or The War of the Jews is a history book by Flavius Josephus about antique wars between Romans and Jews. Divided into seven books, it opens with a summary of Jewish history from the capture of Jerusalem by the Seleucid ruler Antiochus IV Epiphanes in 164 BC to the first stages of the First Jewish–Roman War (Book I and II). The next five books detail the unfolding of the war, under Roman generals Vespasian and Titus, to the death of the last Sicarii. "The History of the Jewish People" or The Antiquities of the Jews is a 20-volume historiographical work composed by Flavius Josephus in the 13th year of the reign of Roman emperor Flavius Domitian. The book contains an account of history of the Jewish people, written in Greek for Josephus' gentile patrons. In the first ten volumes, Josephus follows the events of the historical books of the Hebrew Bible beginning with the creation of Adam and Eve. The second ten volumes continue the history of the Jewish people beyond the biblical text and up to the Jewish War. This work provides valuable background material to historians wishing to understand 1st-century AD Judaism and the early Christian period. Titus Flavius Josephus was a first-century Romano-Jewish scholar, historian and hagiographer, who was born in Jerusalem—then part of Roman Judea—to a father of priestly descent and a mother who claimed royal ancestry. He initially fought against the Romans during the First Jewish–Roman War as head of Jewish forces in Galilee, until surrendering in 67 CE to Roman forces led by Vespasian after the six-week siege of Jotapata. After Vespasian became Emperor in 69 CE, he granted Josephus his freedom, at which time Josephus assumed the emperor's family name of Flavius. He fully defected to the Roman side and was granted Roman citizenship. Josephus recorded Jewish history, with special emphasis on the first century CE and the First Jewish–Roman War, including the Siege of Masada. His most important works were The Jewish War (c. 75) and Antiquities of the Jews (c. 94).

The Time Machine + The Invisible Man + The War of the Worlds (3 Unabridged Science Fiction Classics)

By H. G. Wells
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8074844927
  • Total of Pages : 1200
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 251
  • Pdf File: the-time-machine-the-invisible-man-the-war-of-the-worlds.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The time machine (1895) follows its scientist narrator on an incredible journey that takes him finally to Earth's last moments--and perhaps his own.

To Green Angel Tower

By Tad Williams
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101142227
  • Total of Pages : 816
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 685
  • Pdf File: to-green-angel-tower.pdf

Book Short Summary:

New York Times-bestselling Tad Williams’ landmark epic fantasy saga of Osten Ard begins an exciting new cycle! “One of my favorite fantasy series.” —George R. R. Martin • “Groundbreaking.” —Patrick Rothfuss • “One of the great fantasy epics of all time.” —Christopher Paolini Tad Williams introduced readers to the incredible fantasy world of Osten Ard in his internationally bestselling series Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn. The trilogy inspired a generation of modern fantasy writers, including George R.R. Martin, Patrick Rothfuss, and Christopher Paolini, and defined Tad Williams as one of the most important fantasy writers of our time. BOOK THREE: TO GREEN ANGEL TOWER The evil minions of the undead Sithi Storm King are beginning their final preparations for the kingdom-shattering culmination of their dark sorceries, drawing King Elias ever deeper into their nightmarish, spell-spun world. As the Storm King’s power grows and the boundaries of time begin to blur, the loyal allies of Prince Josua struggle to rally their forces at the Stone of Farewell. There, too, Simon and the surviving members of the League of the Scroll have gathered for a desperate attempt to unravel mysteries from the forgotten past. For if the League can reclaim these age-old secrets of magic long-buried beneath the dusts of time, they may be able to reveal to Josua and his army the only means of striking down the unslayable foe.... After the landmark Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn trilogy, the epic saga of Osten Ard continues with the brand-new novel, The Heart of What Was Lost. Then don’t miss the upcoming trilogy, The Last King of Osten Ard, beginning with The Witchwood Crown! Praise for Osten Ard: “Inspired me to write my own seven-book trilogy.... It’s one of my favorite fantasy series.” —George R. R. Martin, New York Times-bestselling author of The Game of Thrones “Groundbreaking...changed how people thought of the genre, and paved the way for so much modern fantasy. Including mine.” —Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times-bestselling author of The Name of the Wind “Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn is one of the great fantasy epics of all time.” —Christopher Paolini, New York Times-bestselling author of Eragon

The War of the Fatties and Other Stories from Aztec History

By Salvador Novo
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  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Book Code : 1477306110
  • Total of Pages : 292
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 447
  • Pdf File: the-war-of-the-fatties-and-other-stories-from-aztec-history.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In "The War of the Fatties," a campy, tongue-in-cheek retelling of an episode from the Mexican "Trojan War," naked fat women from Tlatelolco discombobulate Tenochtitlan's invading army by squirting them with breast milk. Told with satiric allusions to the policies and tactics used by Mexico's current ruling party, PRI, to consolidate its power, the play unfolds a history of vain rivalry and decadence, intricate political maneuvers, corruption, and unchecked ambition that determined the course of Mexican history for two centuries before the Spanish conquest. Novo's other works in this collection—"A Few Aspects of Sex among the Nahuas," "Ahuítzotl and the Magic Water," "Cuauhtémoc: Play in One Act," "Cuauhtémoc and Eulalia: A Dialogue," "Malinche and Carlota: A Dialogue," and "In Ticitézcatl or The Enchanted Mirror: Opera in Two Acts"—represent nearly all of his Aztec-related writings. Taken together, they provide a delightful introduction to Novo's later works and a light-hearted, historically accurate introduction to Aztec culture. The text is supplemented by a glossary of Nahuatl terms, notes on the historical characters, and an introduction that provides historical background and places Novo's works within their cultural context.

Elizabeth and the War of 1812

By Stephanie Scheffler
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1450235468
  • Total of Pages : 292
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 334
  • Pdf File: elizabeth-and-the-war-of-1812.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Eleven-year-old Elizabeth King loves adventure, but living on a Virginia plantation doesnt offer much excitement. But when Elizabeths favorite older brother sails off to France, her structured life starts to change, and intrigue is not far behind. Her life is turned upside down when war breaks out and her father and older brothers leave to join the army, and then her Aunt Melanie and her three children come to stay with the Kings. Their arrival shows Elizabeth just how much trouble can be found on a quiet plantation. Even so, she does not feel the effects of the war until her father is seriously wounded and sent to a hospital in Washington. In order to see him, Elizabeth stows away in her mothers carriage and finds herself in Washington, in the midst of a British attack, caught in the turmoil of the battle. With the memories of the events in Washington still fresh in her mind, Elizabeth travels to New Orleans to visit her sister, Jane. But when she arrives, she discovers that her sister is gone and that her niece and nephew are in the care of a young French boy. Where has Jane gone? Will the fighting ever end?