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Lighter Days, Darker Nights


Title : Lighter Days, Darker Nights
Author : Landon Porter
Publisher: Paradox-Omni Entertainment
Total pages: 220 pages
ISBN:
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Just a few weeks after the events of A Girl and Her Monster, Taylin, Ru, Kaiel and the entire Clan of the Winter Willow return! The caravan heads to Daire City for trade, only to run afoul of the ever-changing politics of Novrom. While Grandmother and King Solgrum lock horns, Taylin and her companions take advantage of the delay to enjoy what the city has to offer. Along the way, they meet a skilled contractor for the Historical Society of Kinos, her less than skilled ward, and a pious swordsman. But even the thick city walls of Daire can't protect them from the machinations of Immurai the Masked forever, and the demon has plans within plans in store for them. Collects Book 2 of the webserial novel, Rune Breaker by Landon Porter Cover Art by Clay Kronke Keywords: sword & sorcery, steampunk, dungeonpunk, shapeshifter, dragon


Dark Night and Brighter Days


Title : Dark Night and Brighter Days
Author : Kent Berry
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Total pages: 236 pages
ISBN: 9781462825066
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WARNING! ACHTUNG! OPASNO! This little book may be hazardous to your mental, spiritual, and/or physical health. If the author's measure is any gauge than it will almost certainly be hazardous to your financial health. No portion of this book should be taken as any type of advice, legal or otherwise. This book is merely the out loud musings of a Southern Man* with a southern heart from a U.S. Southern State, at the early part of the 21st century. Any similarities of any individuals are accurately attributable to the fact that we are all human beings, at least in theory, and therefore we all share similar experiences. It is NOT my objective to be cute nor is my objective to convince you or win you, or flatter you, or anything to you. It IS my objective to express myself as clearly, as honestly, as precise as I am capable. For as three comes before 4or score and seven years ago, our forefathers hung their harps on the willows and cried for Babylon. And with quills like chisels carved on the snarling face of time these words: Hello . . . . I love you . . . . wont you tell me your name?


Dimensional Analysis for Unit Conversions Using MATLAB


Title : Dimensional Analysis for Unit Conversions Using MATLAB
Author : Roger W. Pryor
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Total pages: 150 pages
ISBN: 1683922433
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This book and disc package will accurately convert the numerical values of physical parameters (weights and measures) from both the Inch-Pound Units System to the International Units System (SI) and vice versa, as well as other (CGS, etc.) previously-used unit values. An associated, enhanced MATLAB® Unit Convertor program (MLAPP), developed from the MATLAB® platform, is used to perform the conversions.


Rise of Morganna


Title : Rise of Morganna
Author : Landon Porter
Publisher: Paradox-Omni Entertainment
Total pages: 42 pages
ISBN:
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From the pages of the superhero series, The Descendants. In the present, the sorceress Morganna is a supremely powerful madwoman. But a thousand years in the past, there was only Elise of Halfren, daughter of Marcus. Before the overwhelming mystic power, before the madness, there was one young woman's drive to prove a daughter's worth. What it led to was a path of darkness that altered the course of all human history that is yet to be understood in the present. In that present, Morganna finds herself in the strange world of Faerie, forced to fight not only for survival, but to regain her lost power. Rise of Morganna is a miniseries spin-off from the series, The Descendants, taking place after The Descendants #7: Legacy of One, which is collected in We Could Be Heroes, (The Descendants Basic Collection, #1).


Rune Breaker: The Complete Saga


Title : Rune Breaker: The Complete Saga
Author : Landon Porter
Publisher: Paradox-Omni Entertainment
Total pages: 680 pages
ISBN:
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Since time immemorial, the most evil of souls have sought after a legendary weapon rumored to grant its welder the power lay waste to their enemies, crush empires, and rule in absolute power. The Rune Breaker. The truth behind the legend is far stranger: the Rune Breaker is really Ru Brakar, an ancient wizard bound to serve whosoever controls the spell that binds him—and that spell just fell into the hands of the ang'hailene woman, Taylin. From the deepest, most dangerous mines to the front lines of airborne combat, Taylin has spent her entire life as a slave, hating her masters more and more every moment. She wants no part of keeping a slave of her own, no matter how powerful. The choice is soon taken out of her hands, as the pair find themselves stranded in an alien future. There, they will need to rely on one another and a host of new allies; not only to navigate their new world, but to fend off the machinations of Immurai the Masked, a demon with a history with Ru and whose plans for them pose a threat to the very gods. Rune Breaker:The Complete Saga collects the entire webserial novel series, Rune Breaker by Landon Porter, reprinting the following books: A Girl and Her Monster, Lighter Days, Darker Nights, The Path of Destruction, and Evil Unto Evil. It also reprints bonus material from Evil Unto Evil and includes a pronunciation guide.


To Begin Again


Title : To Begin Again
Author : Naomi Levy
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Total pages: 288 pages
ISBN: 9780307765123
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To Begin Again signals the arrival of an important new voice. In words that are as wise as they are comforting and as universal as they are specific, Rabbi Naomi Levy tells us how to survive, emotionally and spiritually, when we feel overwhelmed by grief, loss, or life itself. Her book provides a safe harbor where we can begin to reconstitute our lives. Where do we find the strength to rebuild our lives after difficult times? Is it possible to recapture our hope? Our innocence? Our faith? The answers, never simple but always inspiring, are indeed found in this wonderful book. Naomi Levy was a bright, cheerful fifteen-year-old girl who awoke to the devastating news that her father had been shot. His senseless murder shattered her belief in God and left her feeling helpless and full of rage. But, in time, she learned to fight her way through the darkness to conquer her heartbreaking pain. She describes, with humor and extraordinary honesty, how she managed to emerge victorious over sorrow. Later, in her years as the rabbi of a congregation in Venice, California, Levy quickly learned that her own painful experiences were not unique. Many of her congregants had also suffered--divorce, addiction, rape, loss, illness. They too had searched long and hard for ways to bring joy back into their lives. A natural and engaging storyteller, Levy weaves together her own story and the struggles of her congregants with the ancient lessons of great sages. She offers up exquisitely simple prayers, which--no matter what our religious beliefs--remind us that we are far, far stronger than we ever imagined. What emerges is a remarkable tapestry that teaches us how to mend our hearts and souls. To Begin Again is a book that will be passed to friends when tragedy strikes, a book that will rest at our bedside tables during troubling times. It is a testament to the human spirit--to the undying strength that enables us to make our way through whatever darkness we may face and begin living once again. From the Hardcover edition.


The Nightwatch


Title : The Nightwatch
Author : Sergei Lukyanenko
Publisher: Seal Books
Total pages: 592 pages
ISBN: 0307373657
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The phenomenal Russian bestseller. A vampire novel set in a richly realized post-Soviet Moscow, The Night Watch has sold across Europe and to 20th Century Fox for huge advances. In The Night Watch, the first of a trilogy, and reminiscent of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials in its ambitions and achievement, the setting is contemporary Moscow. A small number of Muscovites with supernatural powers — those who are Other, owing allegiance either to the Dark or the Light — co-exist in an uneasy truce, each side keeping a close eye on the other’s activities around the city. Anton, an Other on the side of the Light, is a night-watchman, patrolling the streets and Metro of the city as he protects ordinary people from the vampires of the Dark. On his rounds, Anton comes across a young woman, Svetlana, whom he realizes is under a curse that threatens the entire city, and a boy, Igor, a young Other, as yet unaware of his own enormous power. Partnered by Olga, an Other who is in the form of an owl, he struggles to remove the curse and thereby save the city, while at the same time prevent Igor from falling into the clutches of the Dark. The Night Watch explores the nature of good and evil and the tensions between the individual and the collective in a gripping narrative that owes as much to The Master and Margarita as it is does to the richly realized worlds of Philip Pullman and Tolkien. From the Trade Paperback edition.


The Darker the Night, the Brighter the Stars


Title : The Darker the Night, the Brighter the Stars
Author : Paul Broks
Publisher: Crown
Total pages: 336 pages
ISBN: 0307985806
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When celebrated neuropsychologist Paul Broks's wife died of cancer, it sparked a journey of grief and reflection that traced a lifelong attempt to understand how the brain gives rise to the soul. The result of that journey is a gorgeous, evocative meditation on fate, death, consciousness, and what it means to be human. The Darker the Night, The Brighter the Stars weaves a scientist’s understanding of the mind – its logic, its nuance, how we think about what makes a person – with a poet’s approach to humanity, that crucial and ever-elusive why. It’s a story that unfolds through the centuries, along the path of humankind’s constant quest to discover what makes us human, and the answers that consistently slip out of our grasp. It’s modern medicine and psychology and ancient tales; history and myth combined; fiction and the stranger truth. But, most importantly, it’s Broks’ story, grounded in his own most fascinating cases as a clinician—patients with brain injuries that revealed something fundamental about the link between the raw stuff of our bodies and brains and the ineffable selves we take for who we are. Tracing a loose arc of loss, acceptance, and renewal, he unfolds striking, imaginative stories of everything from Schopenhauer to the Greek philosophers to jazz guitarist Pat Martino in order to sketch a multifaceted view of humanness that is as heartbreaking at it is affirming.


Dark Nights of the Soul


Title : Dark Nights of the Soul
Author : Thomas Moore
Publisher: Penguin
Total pages: 352 pages
ISBN: 9781101097380
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Every human life is made up of the light and the dark, the happy and the sad, the vital and the deadening. How you think about this rhythm of moods makes all the difference. Our lives are filled with emotional tunnels: the loss of a loved one or end of a relationship, aging and illness, career disappointments or just an ongoing sense of dissatisfaction with life. Society tends to view these “dark nights” in clinical terms as obstacles to be overcome as quickly as possible. But Moore shows how honoring these periods of fragility as periods of incubation and positive opportunities to delve the soul’s deepest needs can provide healing and a new understanding of life’s meaning. Dark Nights of the Soul presents these metaphoric dark nights not as the enemy, but as times of transition, occasions to restore yourself, and transforming rites of passage, revealing an uplifting and inspiring new outlook on such topics as: • The healing power of melancholy • The sexual dark night and the mysteries of matrimony • Finding solace during illness and in aging • Anxiety, anger, and temporary Insanities • Linking creativity, spirituality, and emotional struggles • Finding meaning and beauty in the darkness


Days and Nights in Summerville


Title : Days and Nights in Summerville
Author : G.L. Giles
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Total pages: 105 pages
ISBN: 9781477173039
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G.L. Giles is grateful to be one of the "Indie Author" success stories. Shes had over 140 major bookstore signings (for various Borders, Barnes & Noble and Waldenbooks stores) in nine states in the Southeast and Midwest over the last two years. Shes also signed at some wonderful Independent Bookstores and businesses during this time as well. Shes been on television six times talking about her books for various stations in South Carolina, Alabama and Georgia. In 2008, she had the career-making experience of being interviewed by the legendary Joe Franklin about being a nontraditionally published author and about her popular vampire series; it aired on his Bloomberg Radio show in New York and was heard by millions in 2008. Shes been a Top 10 Royalty Earner for her publisher and was recently honored by being in the "Author Spotlight" at their site. Furthermore, shes had an article, poem and interviews published in MetaCreative Magazine in 2008, and she writes a book review column called "The G.L. Giles Files" for Psychic Times. Her experiences with the unique challenges of being a self-published and successful author are gathered and presented in the first article in this book entitled "My Advice on Marketing your Nontraditionally Published Book." In the spirit of thwarting the hegemony and not being anti-hodgepodgery, shes also included in this anthology some of her award-winning poetry, micro-fiction, short stories and sample chapters, etc. from the final book in her vampire series. Finally, she decided it would be fun to include some of the digital pictures shes taken over the last few years while living on the edge of the vibrant spinney in Summerville, South Carolina.


The Exile of Time


Title : The Exile of Time
Author : Ray Cummings
Publisher: eStar Books
Total pages: pages
ISBN: 1612100570
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From somewhere out of Time come a swarm of Robots who inflict on New York the awful vengeance of the diabolical cripple Tugh.


The End of Night


Title : The End of Night
Author : Paul Bogard
Publisher: Little, Brown
Total pages: 336 pages
ISBN: 0316228796
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The "terrific ... moving, poetic, immersive, multifaceted, and thought-provoking" book (Publishers Weekly) that will open your eyes to the night. A brilliantly starry night is one of nature's most thrilling wonders. Yet in our world of nights as bright as day, most of us no longer experience true darkness. Eight out of ten Americans born today won't ever live where they can see the Milky Way. And exposure to artificial light at night has been cited as a factor in health concerns ranging from poor sleep to cancer. In his gorgeous debut, THE END OF NIGHT, Paul Bogard travels the globe to find the night, blending personal narrative, natural history, health, science, and folklore to shed light on darkness. Showing exactly what we've lost, what we have left, and what we might hope to regain, he attempts nothing less than a restoration of how we see the spectacularly primal, wildly dark night sky.


Dark Light


Title : Dark Light
Author : Randy Wayne White
Publisher: Penguin
Total pages: 352 pages
ISBN: 9781101205747
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Imagine hurricane winds over the Sahara Desert, preceded by a cavalry of tornadoes. Imagine dunes flattened, then resculpted. Then imagine all that at the bottom of the sea. A Category 4 hurricane has swept the west coast of Florida, creating havoc, changing lives, and reshaping the ocean bottom. Well-known reefs and wrecks have been covered—and new ones have emerged. From one such wreck, marine biologist Doc Ford and his friends make a chance discovery that will have a monumental effect—a cluster of mysterious objects that lead to an equally mysterious woman and her ancient, gray-gabled estate of a beach house. The woman weaves a haunting story of a loved one lost, and her chance to uncover the truth if Ford will help salvage the boat, named Dark Light, which sank without explanation in the hurricane of 1944. Intrigued, Ford agrees, and begins a chain of events that will change his life forever. For there are other things in that wreck as well, and other men who want them, men willing to commit terrible acts. And the woman herself—the woman is not what she seems. . . . Filled with passion and vivid, pungent prose and some of the best characters in suspense fiction, Dark Light is a thriller of uncommon intensity.


Dark Night of the Soul


Title : Dark Night of the Soul
Author : Saint John of the Cross,Wyatt North
Publisher: Wyatt North Publishing, LLC
Total pages: 250 pages
ISBN: 1622780132
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St. John of the Cross is widely considered one of the most prolific and important poets of his time. In fact, in Spanish poetry, the Spiritual Canticle and Dark Night of the Soul are two of the most important works of all time. He is known for his rich use of symbolism and imagery within his poetry. Dark Night of the Soul is the title of a poem written by 16th-century Spanish poet and Roman Catholic mystic Saint John of the Cross, as well as of a treatise he wrote later, commenting on the poem.


Southeast Asia On a Rope: Thailand and Laos


Title : Southeast Asia On a Rope: Thailand and Laos
Author : Larry Stein
Publisher: eBookIt.com
Total pages: 240 pages
ISBN: 1456623699
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Using nearly two hundred color pictures, this guidebook illustrates the charm and adventure of traveling to Thailand and Laos. The guide is aimed at the cost conscious, but not the cost adverse. "A Traveler on a Rope" is neither traveling on a shoestring, nor toting, or having another tote, Hermes luggage. Cost is an object but so is comfort. She recognizes the danger of a luxury cocoon as well as the tedium of a shared bathroom. The guide offers unvarnished recommendations on food, lodging and sights. With this guide you may stay in the same suite enjoyed by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie for under eighty dollars a night. Equally important, tips are shared to assist each traveler to plan, and memorialize, his perfect Southeast Asian trip.


Dark Days: The Road to Metal


Title : Dark Days: The Road to Metal
Author : Scott Snyder,James Tynion IV,Tim Seeley
Publisher: DC Comics
Total pages: 256 pages
ISBN: 1401284116
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The unforgettable team of Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Jim Lee, John Romita Jr. and Andy Kubert combine forces to set the stage for the epic event Dark Nights: Metal with Dark Days: The Road to Metal. For years, Batman has been tracking a mystery. HeÕs quietly been pulling a thread, conducting research in secret laboratories across the globe and stowing evidence deep in the Batcave, hidden even from his closest allies. Now, in an epic story spanning generations, the heroes and villains of the DC Universe, including Green Lantern, The Joker, Wonder Woman and more, are about to find out what heÕs discoveredÑand it could threaten the very existence of the Multiverse! This edition collects Dark Days: The Forge #1 and Dark Days: The Casting #1, as well as classic DC stories that built the foundations of Metal, including Final Crisis #6-7, The Return of Bruce Wayne #1, Batman #38-39, Nightwing #17 and more!


Evil Unto Evil


Title : Evil Unto Evil
Author : Landon Porter
Publisher: Paradox-Omni Entertainment
Total pages: 270 pages
ISBN:
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Taylin's long journey has brought her many blessings: has new friends, a new family, and even a peace of sorts with Ru Brakar, the evil mage accidentally bound into her service. She also has a new name: Pele, and a past she isn't certain she wants to remember. All of her joy, however, has been threatened at every turn by the demon Immurai the Masked and his quest for something called the Soul Battery. Now, the truth about the Soul Battery and why Immurai wants it have been revealed and the only hope of saving Pele's adoptive nephew is bringing it and the awesome power it promises to the demon's own doorstep. Faced with an island fortress protected by an army, not to mention the demon himself, Pele and her companions will need to tap every resource they can for even a hope of victory. One mistake might damn the world to Immurai's rule and cost Pele everything she's gained. Collects Book 4, the finale of the web serial novel, Rune Breaker. See how it all began in Book1, A Girl and Her Monster, the events that led Taylin into conflict with Immurai in Book 2, Lighter Days, Darker Nights, and the stunning revelations that came to light in Book 3, The Path of Destruction. Keyword: sword & sorcery, steampunk, dungeonpunk, shapeshifter, dragon


Abstraction in Art and Nature


Title : Abstraction in Art and Nature
Author : Nathan Cabot Hale
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Total pages: 288 pages
ISBN: 0486142302
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Stimulating, thought-provoking guide to finding rich sources of creative abstraction in lines of growth and structure, water and liquid forms, weather patterns, earth colors, many other natural elements. Over 370 photographs and other illustrations.


The 900 Days


Title : The 900 Days
Author : Harrison Salisbury
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Total pages: 672 pages
ISBN: 0786730242
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The Nazi siege of Leningrad from 1941 to 1944 was one of the most gruesome episodes of World War II. Nearly three million people endured it; just under half of them died. For twenty-five years the distinguished journalist and historian Harrison Salisbury pieced together this remarkable narrative of villainy and survival, in which the city had much to fear-from both Hitler and Stalin.


Dark Wind


Title : Dark Wind
Author : John Jiler
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Griffin
Total pages: 260 pages
ISBN: 1466883588
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September 25, 1985. The worst storm in half a century is headed towards the United States, her point of landfall--Fire Island, a narrow sandbar hugging the shore of Long Island. The East Coast is evacuated for hundreds of miles north and south, but on Fire Island itself, ten people refuse to eave. In Dark Wind, a remarkable work of nonfiction, John Jiler tells the story of those people. A gay man with AIDS stayed behind because he had nothing left to lose. One pair of fiends tried to endure the storm with deep, meditative prayer; another trio, with a wild, chattering cocktail party. Also on the island lay the Sunken Forest, an ancient woods teeming with birds, plant, and animal life that was no less profoundly threatened by the power of Hurricane Gloria. In this literary tour de force, Jiler combines the results of in-depth interviews with the survivors and detailed knowledge of the unique social and natural history of Fire Island to produce a panoramic account of nature in its inexplicable, sublime fury.


A Girl and Her Monster


Title : A Girl and Her Monster
Author : Landon Porter
Publisher: Paradox-Omni Entertainment
Total pages: 170 pages
ISBN:
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There is a legend in the world that tells of a weapon sought after by only the most wicked of souls. Passed down through the years since before the coming of the gods, it grants its master the power to conquer and rule. The Rune Breaker. After decades of dormancy, it just found a new master in Taylin, an escaped slave, who stumbled upon its resting place and found it bound to her will. But as it happens, the Rune Breaker is really a person: the shapeshifting master and dark mage, Ru Brakar, who has been cursed to serve whoever finds him since prehistory. Taylin refuses to keep a slave, but an accidental order to Ru lands them both flung far into the future, where they must rely on one another and their new allies to brave a world alien to both of them and the attentions of a foe who stalks them in hopes of gaining access to a power beyond the gods. Collects the first book of the web serial novel, Rune Breaker by Landon Porter with cover art by Clay Kronke. Keywords: Free, sword & sorcery, steampunk, dungeonpunk, shapeshifter, dragon


Limits of Power


Title : Limits of Power
Author : Elizabeth Moon
Publisher: Del Rey
Total pages: 512 pages
ISBN: 0345533070
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Elizabeth Moon is back with the fourth adventure in her bestselling fantasy epic. Moon brilliantly weaves a colorful tapestry of action, betrayal, love, and magic set in a richly imagined world that stands alongside those of such fantasy masters as George R. R. Martin and Robin Hobb. The unthinkable has occurred in the kingdom of Lyonya. The queen of the Elves—known as the Lady—is dead, murdered by former elves twisted by dark powers. Now the Lady’s half-elven grandson must heal the mistrust between elf and human before their enemies strike again. Yet as he struggles to make ready for an attack, an even greater threat looms across the Eight Kingdoms. Throughout the north, magic is reappearing after centuries of absence, emerging without warning in family after family—rich and poor alike. In some areas, the religious strictures against magery remain in place, and fanatical followers are stamping out magery by killing whoever displays the merest sign of it—even children. And as unrest spreads, one very determined traitor works to undo any effort at peace—no matter how many lives it costs. With the future hanging in the balance, it is only the dedication of a few resolute heroes who can turn the tides . . . if they can survive. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Elizabeth Moon's Crown of Renewal. Praise for Limits of Power “It’s easy to become fully immersed in, and absorbed by, the narrative: [Moon’s] great strength lies in the patient accumulation of telling detail, yielding an extraordinarily rich picture of the world’s politics, philosophy, military structure, history, magic and alien cultures, where men and women stand as equals even in force of arms.”—Kirkus Reviews “Thoughtful and deeply character driven, full of personal crises as heartbreaking and hopeful as any dramatic invasion . . . Moon deftly avoids big literary explosions, preferring instead a slow boil that builds pressure without relief. There are plots within plots, but the complex story is never confusing. Fantasy fans will be delighted by this impressive foray.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) Praise for Elizabeth Moon “This is an excellent series, and Echoes of Betrayal is particularly well done. [Elizabeth Moon is a] consistently entertaining writer, and this book lives up to her standards.”—San Jose Mercury News “Moon’s characters navigate an intricate maze of alliances and rivalries. . . . Close attention to military detail gives the action convincing intensity.”—The Star-Ledger, on Kings of the North “A triumphant return to the fantasy world she created . . . No one writes fantasy quite like Moon.”—The Miami Herald, on Oath of Fealty


Dark Places


Title : Dark Places
Author : Gillian Flynn
Publisher: Broadway Books
Total pages: 368 pages
ISBN: 9780307459923
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Gone Girl, and the basis for the major motion picture starring Charlize Theron Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in “The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas.” She survived—and famously testified that her fifteen-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, the Kill Club—a secret society obsessed with notorious crimes—locates Libby and pumps her for details. They hope to discover proof that may free Ben. Libby hopes to turn a profit off her tragic history: She’ll reconnect with the players from that night and report her findings to the club—for a fee. As Libby’s search takes her from shabby Missouri strip clubs to abandoned Oklahoma tourist towns, the unimaginable truth emerges, and Libby finds herself right back where she started—on the run from a killer.


The Medici Mirror


Title : The Medici Mirror
Author : Melissa Bailey
Publisher: Random House
Total pages: 384 pages
ISBN: 1409052192
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‘I have heard, but not believed, the spirits of the dead may walk again...’ A hidden room When architect Johnny Carter is asked to redesign a long-abandoned Victorian shoe factory, he discovers a hidden room deep in the basement. A dark, sinister room, which contains a sixteenth-century Venetian mirror. A love in danger Johnny has a new love, Ophelia, in his life. But as the pair’s relationship develops and they begin to explore the mystery surrounding the mirror, its malign influence threatens to envelop and destroy them. A secret history The mirror’s heritage dates back to the sixteenth century, and the figure of Catherine de Medici – betrayed wife, practitioner of the occult, and known as the Black Queen. The Medici Mirror is a haunting story of jealousy, obsession, and murder, perfect for fans of Kate Mosse and Barbara Erskine; a story about the ability of the past to influence the present and of love’s power to defeat even the most powerful of curses.


Learning to Walk in the Dark


Title : Learning to Walk in the Dark
Author : Barbara Brown Taylor
Publisher: Harper Collins
Total pages: 208 pages
ISBN: 0062102869
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New York Times Bestseller From the New York Times bestselling author of An Altar in the World, Barbara Brown Taylor’s Learning to Walk in the Dark provides a way to find spirituality in those times when we don’t have all the answers. Taylor has become increasingly uncomfortable with our tendency to associate all that is good with lightness and all that is evil and dangerous with darkness. Doesn’t God work in the nighttime as well? In Learning to Walk in the Dark, Taylor asks us to put aside our fears and anxieties and to explore all that God has to teach us “in the dark.” She argues that we need to move away from our “solar spirituality” and ease our way into appreciating “lunar spirituality” (since, like the moon, our experience of the light waxes and wanes). Through darkness we find courage, we understand the world in new ways, and we feel God’s presence around us, guiding us through things seen and unseen. Often, it is while we are in the dark that we grow the most. With her characteristic charm and literary wisdom, Taylor is our guide through a spirituality of the nighttime, teaching us how to find our footing in times of uncertainty and giving us strength and hope to face all of life’s challenging moments.


Darker Days


Title : Darker Days
Author : Jus Accardo
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Total pages: 250 pages
ISBN: 1622660560
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From Darker Days (The Darker Agency) by Jus Accardo: A little sin can be deadly... Jessie Darker goes to high school during the day, but at night she helps with the family investigation business. Cheating husbands and stolen inheritances? They're your girls—but their specialty is a bit darker. Zombie in your garage? Pesky Poltergeist living in your pool? They'll have the problem solved in a magical minute. For a nominal fee, of course... When gorgeous new client Lukas Scott saunters into the office requesting their help to find a stolen box, it sounds like a simple case—until the truth comes out. The box is full of Sin. Seven deadly ones, in fact. They've got five days to recapture the Sins before they're recalled by the box, taking seven hijacked human bodies with them. Easy peasy—except for one thing... There's a spell that will allow the Sins to remain free, causing chaos forever. When the key ingredient threatens the life of someone she knows, Jessie must make the ultimate choice between love and family—or lose everything.


Dancing on the Edge


Title : Dancing on the Edge
Author : Han Nolan
Publisher: HMH
Total pages: 264 pages
ISBN: 0544612388
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The National Book Award-winning novel of a young girl’s coming of age, from the author of Send Me Down a Miracle. Twelve-year-old Miracle McCloy never liked the story of her remarkable birth, but her grandmother Gigi has always loved telling it. An expert in occult magic, Gigi insists that when Miracle was saved from her dead mother’s womb, it was an omen of greatness to come. But how can Miracle become a prodigy like her father when sometimes she feels like she doesn’t even exist? When her father suddenly vanishes without a trace, Miracle’s life starts feeling less miraculous by the day. The only time she feels whole is when she’s dancing—an activity her grandmother strictly forbids. But shortly after her thirteenth birthday, a life-threatening incident puts her whole world in a harsh new light. And though she does not emerge unscathed, Miracle might finally see the truth about her past, her family, and herself. “Extraordinary . . . Nolan does a masterful job of drawing readers into the girl’s mind and of making them care deeply about her chances for the future.” —School Library Journal (starred review) “Elaborately drawn characters that will surprise readers at every turn . . . Compelling.” —Booklist (starred review)


A Year in Thoreau\'s Journal


Title : A Year in Thoreau\'s Journal
Author : Henry David Thoreau
Publisher: Penguin
Total pages: 368 pages
ISBN: 1101173874
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Thoreau's journal of 1851 reveals profound ideas and observations in the making, including wonderful writing on the natural history of Concord. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.


The Mythical Emblems of Gragodon -


Title : The Mythical Emblems of Gragodon -
Author : Venkataraman Gopalakrishnan
Publisher: BookBaby
Total pages: 532 pages
ISBN: 9810797893
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Lord Drakileon, Wielder of the Dark Will, turns out to be the greatest foe of the good peoples of the mortal world. Of formless bearing, he cannot even be overcome by the combined powers of the five Gragodonian emblems. It is this formless adversary who, in earlier times, first endowed the Priestesses of Wons, Lord Dalgon of the Mountain Folk, Angulor – Droll Lord of Lavadea, Tormari – famed forger of the Black Bangle, Mondilozar – erstwhile monarch of Belgond and LoJadr - royal Sorcerer of LoMun realm, with potent might to strike back at the races of the good peoples. With his mystical might, Lord Drakileon returns Tormari, Naevalona and Grelzu, all of them powerful Sorcerers, from the nether world back to the mortal plane. Tormari’s previous full-bodied frame is restored to its previous wholesome self. To overcome the bearers of the Gragodonian emblems, each of the stalwarts of Drakileon’s chosen army is gifted with a mighty blazing sword. Nagrod, self-appointed leader of the Seeker folk, and the present bearer of the Black Bangle, Elder Tolhers, are all brought together by the mystical powers of the formless creature. Realizing that there is little time to lose, Gleideress Luudva, ousted leader of the Seeker folk, hurriedly seeks out the five emblem bearers. Yashti, bearer of the Pendant emblem, and Orlinda, bearer of the Crown emblem proceed towards Varnosia where the bearers of the Staff, Sceptre and Shield emblems are gathered. Thrijond, elderly steward of the underwater realm of the Oceaneoples, and possibly the most powerful Sorcerer of the mortal realm, refuses to join in the battle against Lord Drakileon and his mighty army, fearing that his underwater world would be destroyed by Drakileon’s supremely mystical powers. The earliest Emblem bearers had been forewarned never to come together. In this most devastating of battles to be fought, and with all the Emblem bearers coming together for the first time to fight a common foe, the warning of those ancient times sounds a precursor of doom to the far-seeing eyes of Gleideress Luudva. She is aware that the original task of the present Emblem bearers to destroy the Black Bangle of Belgond has yet to find fruition. Compared to the mystical might of Lord Drakileon’s chosen warriors, the Emblem bearers are totally outclassed. And yet, an imminent battle looms against the background of a darkening horizon. The future of all the different races of mortal beings rests upon the outcome of this greatest battle on the plains of Minodin Vale. Many of the gallant stalwarts of this compelling tale are sure to lose their all in this most heroic of battles ever to be fought.


A Darker Shade of Magic


Title : A Darker Shade of Magic
Author : V. E. Schwab
Publisher: Macmillan
Total pages: 400 pages
ISBN: 1466851376
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A Darker Shade of Magic, from #1 New York Times bestselling author V.E. Schwab Kell is one of the last Antari—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black. Kell was raised in Arnes—Red London—and officially serves the Maresh Empire as an ambassador, traveling between the frequent bloody regime changes in White London and the court of George III in the dullest of Londons, the one without any magic left to see. Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they'll never see. It's a defiant hobby with dangerous consequences, which Kell is now seeing firsthand. After an exchange goes awry, Kell escapes to Grey London and runs into Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She first robs him, then saves him from a deadly enemy, and finally forces Kell to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure. Now perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, they'll first need to stay alive. "A Darker Shade of Magic has all the hallmarks of a classic work of fantasy. Schwab has given us a gem of a tale...This is a book to treasure."—Deborah Harkeness, New York Times bestselling author of the All Souls trilogy Shades of Magic series 1. A Darker Shade of Magic 2. A Gathering of Shadows 3. A Conjuring of Light At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Veil of Night


Title : Veil of Night
Author : Linda Howard
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Total pages: 352 pages
ISBN: 9780345521965
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Linda Howard's Prey. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In this thrilling novel of romantic suspense, Linda Howard cordially invites us to an elaborate wedding—one in which rings will never be exchanged, kisses will never be shared, and the bride will never see the light of day, because a killer has been waiting under a VEIL OF NIGHT Jaclyn Wilde is a wedding planner who loves her job—usually. But helping Carrie Edwards with her Big Day has been an unrelenting nightmare. Carrie is a bridezilla of mythic nastiness, yet the unpleasant task at hand turns seriously criminal when Carrie is brutally murdered and everyone involved with the ceremony is accusing one another of doing the deed. Assigned to the case, Detective Eric Wilder finds that there’s too much evidence pointing toward too many suspects. Compounding his problems is Jaclyn, now a prime suspect, with whom he shared one deeply passionate night before Carrie’s death. As the heat intensifies between Eric and Jaclyn, a cold-blooded murderer moves dangerously close. And this time the target is not a bride but one particularly irresistible wedding planner, unaware of a killer’s vow.


The White Climb


Title : The White Climb
Author : Brian D. Kharpran Daly
Publisher: Partridge Publishing
Total pages: 236 pages
ISBN: 1482834561
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Raymond Sunn was elated when he was invited to join a mountaineering expedition to the far reaches of Leh, Ladakh. After summitting the snow-bound peak, he with a few of his climbing comrades, investigated a cave he had noticed on his ascent of the mountain. Little did he know that his inquisitiveness would get him and the expedition team members into serious trouble when the cave, halfway up the mountain, proved to be a cache of a huge amount of explosives and other armaments of Pakistani terrorists who had sneaked into India on a mission to create chaos in New Delhi and to assassinate the Prime Minister of India on the countrys celebration of its 65th anniversary of independence. His tenacious and dogged attempt in destroying the stockpile of highly sophisticated weaponry thwarted the hideous designs of Amir Abdullah, a merciless and ruthless leader of the Laskhar group of terrorists, known throughout the world as The Ruthless Maniac. The plot moves from the far reaches of Leh, to Rawalpindi, New Delhi, Mumbai, the United States of America and culminated dramatically in Srinagar.


The Werewolf Book


Title : The Werewolf Book
Author : Brad Steiger
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
Total pages: 384 pages
ISBN: 157859376X
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When Darkness Reigns and the Full Moon Glows, Terror Emerges to Stalk the Unsuspecting… From lycanthropic creatures found on television and film such as Teen Wolf, Twilight, and True Blood to the earliest folklore of shape-shifting creatures, The Werewolf Book: The Encyclopedia of Shapeshifting Beings is an eye-opening, blood-pounding tour through the ages of monsters with the most amazing camouflage capabilities—they hide among us! Along the way, you’ll land at the doorstep of creatures like hirsute mass-murderer Albert Fish, and Fritz Haarman, who slaughtered and ate his victims—selling the leftovers as steaks and roasts in his butcher shop—as well as visits to mythical shamans, sirens, and skin walkers. Covering 140,000 years of legend, mythology, and fact, The Werewolf Book provides hair-raising evidence of strange and obsessional behavior through the centuries. Learn the basics of becoming a werewolf and the intricacies of slaying the beast. A true homage to werewolves and other full moon beasts, it includes topics such as … • Bear, tiger, coyote, and other shape-shifting people • Classic and modern werewolf movies • Gargoyles, totem poles, and Internet depictions • Serial killers and sadistic rulers • Sorcery, spells, and talismans • Television shows, songs, and computer games


Lighter and Darker


Title : Lighter and Darker
Author : T.E. Shaffer
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Total pages: 310 pages
ISBN: 1457547678
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This book is a continuation of the content and format style of what was to be found in this writer’s immediately preceding book Light and Dark, 1982 edition revised. (August 2015) If you read or sampled and liked that book then you’ll likely find this one equally or maybe even more to your taste. The alphabetical arrangement by title in that first book took you from Aardvark to Zeitgeist where this one moves you along from About Backbones And Breakfast Foods to Zero Heroes. Between its “A through Z” arrangement you’ll encounter a strange and often epileptically eclectic selection of richly mixed subjects, topics and treatments which this writer had at some point felt some compelling need to put on paper for his own relief and the possible amusement or edification of “imagined others”. If you’re in this group then this book is for you. If, however, you should have an insensitivity, let alone active dislike for rhyme and alliteration in your reading matter then this book, most especially should you be reading this in some braille version, since it might very well prove “toxic to touch” best you promptly put it down and move on to another and safer shelf or pile. Seriously though, this collection does offer a full spectrum of the silly and the serious often inextricably intertwined within the uncomfortably containing body of the very same composition, rather like a hot mustard pickle relish thickly spread between the cut halves of a sweet bun. Yes De gustibus … de gustibus! But please, if you’ll let me be clear, if perhaps, a little Ogden Nashy here … without too much … fusstibus!


Reflections in a Curved Glass


Title : Reflections in a Curved Glass
Author : Jack Dawson
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Total pages: 464 pages
ISBN: 1598581473
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Palmer Bullock has made a good life for himself. All of his many accomplishments have been based on his very high and rigid principles and his rules of ethical conduct. Some would think such a life grueling and unrewarding, but for Palmer, it is the easy way; rewarding in its certainty and pleasing to his sense of right and wrong. He has a good law practice, a generous gentleman's farm, a pretty wife, a son, and a daughter. Then, one remote act sets in motion a chain of events which, like cascading dominos falling one upon the next, upsets his entire world: his confidence in his rules of life, his confidence in his self-control and self-determination, and his belief in himself as a good man. The story of Palmer's fall includes passion overriding reason, questionable business dealings, a haunting injustice from the distant past, and the friendship of a lifetime. Jack Dawson, the author, was born in October of 1940, in Bainbridge, Georgia-a still-small town, in the southeastern part of the state, split evenly by the sleepy and serene Flint River-and grew up in Valdosta, Georgia, where he graduated high school in 1958. Being young and without sufficient direction or initiative to pursue an education, he joined the U. S. Navy and enjoyed nearly four years of great adventure at sea. This was in the day when all healthy males did their time in service to their country; sooner or later; by joining voluntarily, through the path to gentleman-hood offered by the ROTC in college, or by draft. After finishing his militarily obligation and being released from active duty, and having gained an immeasurably greater sense of maturity and personal responsibility, he decided to pursue a college education. He studied for a year at a local college, making the dean's list in order to offset his abysmal high school academic record, before he was then accepted at Georgia Tech, in Atlanta, where he majored in aerospace engineering. During his junior year, he, just by chance, took a ride with a friend in a two seat air plane; and his life would never the same. He quit school after finishing his junior year and, after applying was hired by a major airline to work in the engineering department, all the while learning to fly and building hours and, at night, earning a degree in Mathematics. Eventually, he was transferred to Flight Operations where he flew the big jets until retirement in 1999. He then moved to remote region of the West Virginia mountains, where he began to write in earnest. An urge to write had always been in the back of his head, kept there by the many obligations, necessary and otherwise, of day to day living. Soon, through the auspices of a new found friend, a sporting magazine writer, he was writing a weekly column for a local newspaper, and, aside from that, began writing a novel and converting some of his columns into short stories The writing of the short stories, he found, provided an interlude in his writing of the novel which allowed the characters therein to decide what they were going to do.


Late Nights on Air


Title : Late Nights on Air
Author : Elizabeth Hay
Publisher: Emblem Editions
Total pages: 376 pages
ISBN: 9781551994314
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The eagerly anticipated novel from the bestselling author of A Student of Weather and Garbo Laughs. Harry Boyd, a hard-bitten refugee from failure in Toronto television, has returned to a small radio station in the Canadian North. There, in Yellowknife, in the summer of 1975, he falls in love with a voice on air, though the real woman, Dido Paris, is both a surprise and even more than he imagined. Dido and Harry are part of the cast of eccentric, utterly loveable characters, all transplants from elsewhere, who form an unlikely group at the station. Their loves and longings, their rivalries and entanglements, the stories of their pasts and what brought each of them to the North, form the centre. One summer, on a canoe trip four of them make into the Arctic wilderness (following in the steps of the legendary Englishman John Hornby, who, along with his small party, starved to death in the barrens in 1927), they find the balance of love shifting, much as the balance of power in the North is being changed by the proposed Mackenzie Valley gas pipeline, which threatens to displace Native people from their land. Elizabeth Hay has been compared to Annie Proulx, Alice Hoffman, and Isabel Allende, yet she is uniquely herself. With unforgettable characters, vividly evoked settings, in this new novel, Hay brings to bear her skewering intelligence into the frailties of the human heart and her ability to tell a spellbinding story. Written in gorgeous prose, laced with dark humour, Late Nights on Air is Hay’s most seductive and accomplished novel yet. On the shortest night of the year, a golden evening without end, Dido climbed the wooden steps to Pilot’s Monument on top of the great Rock that formed the heart of old Yellowknife. In the Netherlands the light was long and gradual too, but more meadowy, more watery, or else hazier, depending on where you were. . . . Here, it was subarctic desert, virtually unpopulated, and the light was uniformly clear. On the road below, a small man in a black beret was bending over his tripod just as her father used to bend over his tape recorder. Her father’s voice had become the wallpaper inside her skull, he’d made a home for himself there as improvised and unexpected as these little houses on the side of the Rock — houses with histories of instability, of changing from gambling den to barber shop to sheet metal shop to private home, and of being moved from one part of town to another since they had no foundations. —From Late Nights On Air


Reality Shift


Title : Reality Shift
Author : R A Carter-Squire
Publisher: R.A. Carter-Squire
Total pages: pages
ISBN: 1301668192
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Ray Jacobs, his girlfriend and several friends must save their town against evil shape shifting creatures bent on destroying them. Ray and his friend Benny have met the creatures before and survived, but now they are just more food. Can they succeed and if they fail will the rest of the country become the menu? What will it take to destroy creatures which seem to be indestructible? Reality Shift is the story of six ordinary people who fight against the seemingly impossible. Monsters who live near there town have awakened and are looking for food. Ray, his girlfriend and his childhood friend join forces with several other towns people to battle against the shape shifters who have lived in the area for nearly two hundred years. The problem is those creatures can control minds and the difference between reality and imagination is very slim. Are you awake or are you dreaming? When you can't tell the difference, then you are in a reality shift.


Soul


Title : Soul
Author : Jazmin Acosta
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Total pages: 286 pages
ISBN: 1503513947
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Soul is a 15 year old girl who lives on an island with her little brother. Her life is far from perfect, but they both try to make the best of it. It looks like things are going to get better when the mayor, of all people, offers them a helping hand, that is before Soul is whisked away to another world! Even though this was a complete accident, the people in the other world want her help and many times she has to do just that. She is asked or forced into rescuing friends, catching bad guys and staying sane. Not to mention that there was another person from her island who also got stuck in there with her, but they got separated. Even with all this excitement, Soul only ever whishes to go home to her island again. The problem remains, will she be able return in one piece?


The Touch of a Lighter Hand


Title : The Touch of a Lighter Hand
Author : Costa John
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Total pages: 187 pages
ISBN: 1462835511
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Imagine if, through the practiced art of meditative touch, you discovered a molten stream of psychic energyjust below the surface of your hands. A mystical gateway to everyone around you, that revealed their deepest beliefs, their most intimate secrets. A window into the future that reduced all time to the eternal present moment. A source of immense power to healor to harm. Daniel Michaels develops mystical abilities that are somehow connected to his hands. Drawn into a world where terrorism and love become inextricably linked, he is periodically haunted by a recurring dream of imminent danger. Does it speak of the past, the future, or the frightening figments of a vivid imagination? In this riveting drama, author Costa John weaves the beauty of Africa, the tension of Middle East politics, the meaning of dreams, and the inspiring notion that a spiritual connection binds us all, into a romantic, political thriller that keeps readers guessing until the last page. What People Are Saying THE TOUCH OF A LIGHTER HAND Costa John 2005 Costa Johns intricately woven tale touches on the nuances of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at a deeply human level. So often these clashes are reduced to bloody television coverage and statistics. In this story, the lives and intense passions of the key characters are inextricably connected. Within the grey areas of right and wrong, the righteous and the rebellious, is a world that Costa John describes with acute sensitivity and insight. His style of writing creates well drawn, rounded characters. Women play a powerful role in his novel. Too often in the genre of thriller, their role is victima mounting series of dead and mutilated bodies. If not dead, they are deadly. Whether tough and career minded, or siren and seducer, Johns female characters are also strong, flawed, irrational, passionate, fierce and caring. His principal character, Daniel Michaels, is an extraordinary man. His hands are imbued with energy that he describes as strangely able to project and receive life. His mystical power is latent but heightened by his increasing mastery of Aikido and the philosophy behind this martial art. But it extends beyond physical energy. He has paranormal abilities. His recurring dream grows on the reader and tugs at the edge of the sub-conscious. With mounting unease, as we track the time frame of the book, it leads us inexorably to a revelation, and a sense of dj vu. His soul mate, Liann Zellan, also has the power to heal. Evident from the first moment we meet them, they should and must be together. John keeps them tantalisingly apart, politically and emotionally. They are both attracted and troubled by each others standpoints. His Arabic blood, African heritage and American upbringing become a source of conflict as Liann struggles with a love she believes is at odds with her deep commitment to the Israeli cause. The plot takes the reader from Chicago to San Francisco, from the bush of Southern Africa to the Middle East. Here John masterfully personifies Middle Eastern conflict, where desires and goals seem tantalisingly congruent, but are more often at violent odds. The villains of Costa Johns thriller run the dark side from warring factions, feeding expediently off the conflict, to parasites who benefit from the richness of their hosts whatever side they may be on. For any South African reader, Michaels involvement in the Angolan war as a member of the South African Army in the 70s will resonate strongly. For American readers, this chapter in Africas history may evoke hauntingly similar memories of foreign conflicts in Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq. But he also draws a vivid picture of African wildlife that reinforces the romance, the wonder, the sights, and the sounds of Africa. The plot races to a climax th


Ostara


Title : Ostara
Author : Kerri Connor,Llewellyn
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Total pages: 240 pages
ISBN: 0738744131
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Celebrate the season of returning sunlight and the bursting forth of the birds, bees, and trees Ostara—also known as the Spring Equinox—is a time of renewal, a time to plant seeds as the earth once again comes to life. This guide to the history and modern celebrations of Ostara shows you how to perform rituals and work magic to renew your power and passion for living and growing. Rituals Recipes Lore Spells Divination Crafts Correspondences Invocations Prayers Meditations Llewellyn's Sabbat Essentials explore the old and new ways of celebrating the seasonal rites that are the cornerstones of the witch's year.


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