Eye of the Crow

The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His 1st Case
Author: Shane Peacock
Publisher: Tundra Books
ISBN: 9781770490789
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 272
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Sherlock Holmes, just thirteen, is a misfit. His highborn mother is the daughter of an aristocratic family, his father a poor Jew. Their marriage flouts tradition and makes them social pariahs in the London of the 1860s; and their son, Sherlock, bears the burden of their rebellion. Friendless, bullied at school, he belongs nowhere and has only his wits to help him make his way. But what wits they are! His keen powers of observation are already apparent, though he is still a boy. He loves to amuse himself by constructing histories from the smallest detail for everyone he meets. Partly for fun, he focuses his attention on a sensational murder to see if he can solve it. But his game turns deadly serious when he finds himself the accused — and in London, they hang boys of thirteen. Shane Peacock has created a boy who bears all the seeds of the character who has mesmerized millions: the relentless eye, the sense of justice, and the complex ego. The boy Sherlock Holmes is a fascinating character who is sure to become a fast favorite with young readers everywhere. From the Hardcover edition.

Eye of the crow

a romantic voodoo tale
Author: Vienna August
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780966638707
Category: Detective and mystery stories
Page: 253
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Tithe of the Saviours


Author: A J Dalton
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575123249
Category: Fiction
Page: 452
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The gods will see you brought down... The spirits of your ancestors will have their revenge upon you... The Saviours will drain you of your very soul. In claiming a place in the world, mortals have won many enemies for themselves. The ancient gods are jealous and conspire against them. The King of the Dead looks to lead his armies into the land of the living. In their own realm, the mighty Declension watches and waits, as events begin to unfold precisely as they had always planned. Jillan and his companions are beset on all sides, yet are plagued by self-doubt and internal division. When the final battle for survival begins, both they and their gods face extinction. They are easy prey for the warriors of the Declension, who are intent upon stripping Jillan of his magic and raising up their empire once more. His friends and beloved Hella taken from him, Jillan is captured and tortured. He is ultimately broken and condemned to work in a mine, to see out his days labouring in misery for the enemy he has fought against his entire life. He is a man without hope.

Wings of the Hawk


Author: Charles G. West
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101662891
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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An action-packed adventure of the Old West from the author of Trial at Fort Keogh... REVENGE CAN TURN A BOY INTO A MAN...AND PUT A MAN SIX FEET UNDER At just fourteen, Jim Tracey found himself without a friend in the world, running from the Indian war party that had killed his father. But he was saved by a pair of grizzled old fur trappers, and he learned to fend for himself and live off the land. When Jim finally returns home to St. Louis, he finds that there was more to his father's murder than he'd thought. Though the Indians did the killing, someone else did the planning--someone too close for comfort. Now young Jim must untangle a thick web of lies, and when the dirty dealings come to light he will come face-to-face with a murderer. But if he tastes the vengeance owed him, it won't be as the boy everyone knew as Jim--it will be as a man named Trace McCall...

The Adventures of Ernie and Ike

Lessons in Life Series
Author: Wade Carter
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 143439087X
Category: Fiction
Page: 44
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The story of TheAdventures of Ernie and Ike, takes all readers down deep into the forest where all the animals live. Ernie and Ike is an Eagle and a Hawk who try their best to raise their family the best they know how but crises come in and out of their lives very often. They struggle with other animals in the forest who are impossible to get along with and also humans who came and tryed to destroy the forest. In this book you will be introduced to a variety of animals such as rabbits, squirrels, deers, skunks, bears, wolves, etc. They all have their purpose in the forest. They love their forest and they try to keep it as long as they could. These are extraordinary animals who deals with every day life, like you and me. They too have a purpose in life. So just take the journey with these animals and see if you can find their purpose and meaning of life.

Das Lied der Krähen

Roman
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 3426443791
Category: Fiction
Page: 576
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Sechs unberechenbare Außenseiter – eine unmögliche Mission Der Nr.-1-Bestseller aus den USA - Leigh Bardugos temporeiche Saga über den tollkühnsten Coup der Fantasy-Geschichte Ketterdam – pulsierende Hafenstadt, Handelsmetropole, Tummelplatz zwielichtiger Gestalten: Hier hat sich Kaz Brekker zur gerissenen und skrupellosen rechten Hand eines Bandenchefs hochgearbeitet. Als er eines Tages ein Jobangebot erhält, das ihm unermesslichen Reichtum bescheren würde, weiß Kaz zwei Dinge: Erstens wird dieses Geld den Tod seines Bruders rächen. Zweitens kann er den Job unmöglich allein erledigen ... Mit fünf Gefährten, die höchst unterschiedliche Motive antreiben, macht Kaz sich auf in den Norden, um einen gefährlichen Magier aus dem bestgesicherten Gefängnis der Welt zu befreien. Die sechs Krähen sind professionell, clever, und Kaz fühlt sich jeder Herausforderung gewachsen – außer in Gegenwart der schönen Inej ... »Faszinierend ... Bardugos "Six of Crows" lässt die Leser im besten Sinn des Wortes mitfiebern. Dafür ist die Fantasy gemacht!« - The New York Times

The Facts on File Dictionary of Proverbs


Author: Martin H. Manser
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 0816066736
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 499
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Lists the meaning and origin of more than 1,700 traditional and contemporary English proverbs.

Wallace Stevens and the Pennsylvania Keystone

The Influence of Origins on His Life and Poetry
Author: Thomas F. Lombardi
Publisher: Susquehanna University Press
ISBN: 9780945636793
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 290
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"Wallace Stevens and the Pennsylvania Keystone represents the definitive work on origins as they appear in Stevens's poetry. Author Thomas Francis Lombardi, a poet himself, traces Stevens's originary influences - place, family, tradition, the feminine, ethnic heritage, and religious roots - against the cosmopolitan influences of Cambridge and New York and demonstrates the extent to which Stevens's formative and early adult years shaped his entire life and influenced the grand sweep of his poetry." "That influence spread itself across Stevens's entire canon, from the early verse through Harmonium, Ideas of Order, Parts of a World, Notes toward a Supreme Fiction, Transport to Summer, The Auroras of Autumn, The Rock, and finally Opus Posthumous. Though Lombardi acknowledges the importance of the global presence in Stevens's poetry, he argues that the hallmark of the poet's vision is the presence of his Pennsylvania provincialism and the increasing significance he attached to his roots as he grew older." "Stevens's life epitomized a personal and irresistible rite of passage toward origins, a universal odyssey that sensitive people undertake over the course of their lives - the ethnocentric pull toward the native experience. That attraction to his native soil would inform much of the content of his poetry. To this end, he wished to be one with his ancestors for the reason of experiencing a sense of identity with the provincial past, not in spite of, but because of it. Without an adequate understanding of this relationship, no in-depth comprehension of Stevens's poetry seems possible."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Adventures Of The Summerswill

Book I: Aloft
Author: Taylor R. Powers
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477158588
Category: Fiction
Page: 176
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Timmon Strongtail was no ordinary otter . . . Timmon Strongtail wanted to fly. The skies above Sylva are no longer free but under the heel of a vicious Wolf. Timmon will assemble his crew and attempt to live out the stories and fables that he learned by heart as a pup. A buccaneer adventure aboard airships beginning, as all the creatures and undesireables of Sylva gather for one final battle.

Caw of the Wild

Observations from the Secret World of Crows
Author: Barb Kirpluk
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595807130
Category: Nature
Page: 174
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Caw of the Wild is an in-depth exploration into the intriguing and complex behavior of one of North America's most intelligent, but often reviled, birds-the American Crow. As a passionate observer, author Barb Kirpluk shares her extraordinary and fascinating findings while tracking three urban crow families through their daily existence. By befriending the birds and gaining their trust, Kirpluk shares many observations on subjects such as: The language of crows Crow habits and social relationships The endearing personal relationships that evolved and allowed her to learn from the birds Kirpluk brings to life the unforgettable characters of these birds by combining anecdotal tales and recent scientific literature. Her quest eventually leads her to the world of wildlife rehabilitation where, for a year, she studies and catalogues a group of captive crows. Caw of the Wild is an honest and heartfelt portrayal of a misunderstood bird, and may just encourage you to take a new look at the American Crow.

On the Wings of Eagles


Author: Jean Edwards
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1483612007
Category: Fiction
Page: 313
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On The Wings of Eagles explores the relationship established between the natives of New England and the pilgrims who crossed the Atlantic in search of new lands. The newcomers assumed supremacy, and their greed, along with the introduction of devastating illnesses, resulted in the near annihilation of the Indian Nation. In spite of such an uncomfortable atmosphere, some friendships prevailed. The treatment of the naturals of North America will forever be a mark of shame on those who confiscated their land and damaged the culture of a proud people. This is Ms. Edwards fifth Maine based novel. She is a Maine native who makes her novels come alive with the use of poetry to enhance the story lines. Her works also include poetry books and childrens adventure books. Copies are available at www.xlibris.com , Amazon, and as E books.

Fan Phenomena: Sherlock Holmes


Author: Tom Ue,Jonathan Cranfield
Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 178320205X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 153
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Few could have predicted the enduring fascination with the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes. From the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to the recent BBC series that has made a heartthrob out of Benedict Cumberbatch, the sleuth has been much a part of the British and global cultural legacy from the moment of his first appearance in 1887. The contributors to this book discuss the ways in which various fan cultures have sprung up around the stories and how they have proved to be a strong cultural paradigm for the ways in which phenomena functions in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Essays explore the numerous adaptations, rewritings, rip-offs, role-playing, wiki and crowdsourced texts, virtual realities, and faux scholarship Sherlock Holmes has inspired. Though fervid fan behavior is often mischaracterized as a modern phenomenon, the historical roots of fan manifestations that have been largely forgotten are revived in this thrilling book. Complete with interviews with writers who have famously brought the character of Holmes back to life, the collection benefits from the vast knowledge of its contributors, including academics who teach in the field, archivists, and a number of writers who have been involved in the enactment of Holmes stories on stage, screen, and radio. The release of Fan Phenomena: Sherlock Holmes coincides with Holmes’s 160th birthday, so it is no mystery that it will make a welcome addition to the burgeoning scholarship on this timeless detective.

People of the Weeping Eye

Book One of the Moundville Duology
Author: W. Michael Gear,Kathleen O'Neal Gear
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 1466815647
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
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People called Old White the "Seeker," a man never long with any people or place. For years he had wandered, leaving a trail of war, wonder, and broken love in his wake. Now he is headed home, called back by visions of chaos, blood, and fire. But there is more to the Seeker than most know. He is a man driven by a secret so terrible it may topple the greatest city in North America. When the far-off Katsinas told Old White it was time to go home, he had no idea that his journey would take him to the head of the Mississippi, where he would encounter the mystical Two Petals--a youngsoul woman obsessed with Spirit Power, who lives life backwards. But before Two Petals can find her way out of the future, Old White must heal the rift in her tortured soul. To do so, he will need the help of Trader, a loner consumed by his own dark past. People of the Weeping Eye is an epic set against the might and majesty of the great Mississippian Chiefdoms. New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear have breathed new life into North America's Forgotten Past with a sweeping saga that will forever change your appreciation of our country. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Closer to Home


Author: Mercedes Lackey
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 069815777X
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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New York Times-bestselling author Mercedes Lackey's Herald Spy series, set in the beloved fantasy world of Valdemar Mags was once an enslaved orphan living a harsh life in the mines, until the King's Own Herald discovered his talent and trained him as a spy. Now a Herald in his own right, at the newly established Heralds' Collegium, Mags has found a supportive family, including his Companion Dallen. Although normally a Herald in his first year of Whites would be sent off on circuit, Mags is needed close to home for his abilities as a spy and his powerful Mindspeech gift. There is a secret, treacherous plot within the royal court to destroy the Heralds. The situation becomes dire after the life of Mags' mentor, King's Own Nikolas, is imperiled. His daughter Amily is chosen as the new King's Own, a complicated and dangerous job that is made more so by this perilous time. Can Mags and Amily save the court, the Heralds, and the Collegium itself?

A Dance with Dragons

A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Five
Author: George R. R. Martin
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553905651
Category: Fiction
Page: 1040
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • THE BOOK BEHIND THE FIFTH SEASON OF THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONES Don’t miss the thrilling sneak peek of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Six, The Winds of Winter Dubbed “the American Tolkien” by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the #1 New York Times bestselling author delivers the fifth book in his landmark series—as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire. A DANCE WITH DRAGONS A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE: BOOK FIVE In the aftermath of a colossal battle, the future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance—beset by newly emerging threats from every direction. In the east, Daenerys Targaryen, the last scion of House Targaryen, rules with her three dragons as queen of a city built on dust and death. But Daenerys has thousands of enemies, and many have set out to find her. As they gather, one young man embarks upon his own quest for the queen, with an entirely different goal in mind. Fleeing from Westeros with a price on his head, Tyrion Lannister, too, is making his way to Daenerys. But his newest allies in this quest are not the rag-tag band they seem, and at their heart lies one who could undo Daenerys’s claim to Westeros forever. Meanwhile, to the north lies the mammoth Wall of ice and stone—a structure only as strong as those guarding it. There, Jon Snow, 998th Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, will face his greatest challenge. For he has powerful foes not only within the Watch but also beyond, in the land of the creatures of ice. From all corners, bitter conflicts reignite, intimate betrayals are perpetrated, and a grand cast of outlaws and priests, soldiers and skinchangers, nobles and slaves, will face seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Some will fail, others will grow in the strength of darkness. But in a time of rising restlessness, the tides of destiny and politics will lead inevitably to the greatest dance of all. Praise for A Dance with Dragons “Filled with vividly rendered set pieces, unexpected turnings, assorted cliffhangers and moments of appalling cruelty, A Dance with Dragons is epic fantasy as it should be written: passionate, compelling, convincingly detailed and thoroughly imagined.”—The Washington Post “Long live George Martin . . . a literary dervish, enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language, and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers.”—The New York Times “One of the best series in the history of fantasy.”—Los Angeles Times From the Paperback edition.

People of the Moon

A Novel of North America's Forgotten Past
Author: W. Michael Gear,Kathleen O'Neal Gear
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 1466818476
Category: Fiction
Page: 528
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The moon had reached its maximum three times since the Chacoans conquered the First Moon People. The Chaco matrons had built their Great House high atop First Moon Mountain, and their warriors stalked arrogantly through the villages, taking what they pleased. But the gods can only stand so much human arrogance. Cold Bringing Woman, the goddess of winter, calls upon young Ripple to embark on a perilous quest to destroy the hated Chacoans. But Ripple will not face the task alone; he is aided by his stalwart friends: Wrapped Wrist, a short lothario; Spots, scarred at birth, and aide to the frightening witch, Nightshade; and Bad Cast, a simple family man, who will do anything to free his people. But the blessed matrons will brook no insurgency. In retaliation, war chief Leather Hand and his warriors embark on a campaign of terror so gruesome it remains unrivaled in the annals of prehistory. It all comes to a climax atop the mountain we now know as Chimney Rock. In the white light of the lunar maximum, the Pueblo gods will dance—and an empire will be engulfed in flames and mayhem. From New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear, People of the Moon is a story of North America's Forgotten Past—the battles fought, the heroes made, and the cultures that thrived in America's prehistory. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Eye of the Blackbird

A Story of Gold in the American West
Author: Holly L. Skinner
Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
ISBN: 9781555663124
Category: History
Page: 298
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From California to the Klondike, prospector Holly Skinner follows a trail of gold across the nineteenth -century American West. Living in a ghost town on Wyoming's South Pass, she steps back into a world where gold ruled the passions of those who pursued it and changed the shape of the nation that found it. In a style reminiscent of John McPhee, Skinner weaves the story of her own solitudinous search for the precious metal into her accounts of the gold rushes that so dramatically accelerated the westward movement.

The Curse of Crow

Darkmoor
Author: Victoria Barry
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1780885563
Category: Children's stories
Page: 176
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Unbeknown to Matthew, from high upon the chimney stack, someone was watching. He was waiting for the right moment to reveal himself, to once again restart Matthew’s living nightmare. Teasingly and with a great deal of intimidation, he let out a gentle but familiar caw...In the second book of the five-part series ‘Darkmoor’, Clever Crow is back and he’s more revengeful than ever before! His curse is destroying Matthew’s life, keeping Catherine captive and causing Camp Forgotten to fall apart.One year has passed since Matthew was rescued by the dove and returned to Filius. He’s determined to move on and forget about Darkmoor, but the school bully, aka Cameron Thomas, has other ideas. Elsewhere, Darkmoor is plotting his revenge with the help of his son, Logan. No one is safe, no one is freed, and this time, someone will pay.Join Clever Crow has he takes flight. Find out what happened next and meet the new characters whose lives will change forever.The only question is... Can you escape the curse of the crow? Darkmoor: The Curse of Crow is the second book in the five part series, aimed for children aged 8 years upwards. It is exciting, captivating and pure fantasy. With characters old and new, the second instalment of Darkmoor will have readers guessing right to the end. Readers will be desperate to read more.

The Transition of Titus Crow


Author: Brian Lumley
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 1466818395
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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The Titus Crow novels are adventure horror, full of acts of nobility and heroism, featuring travel to exotic locations and alternate planes of existence as Titus Crow and his faithful companion and record-keeper fight the gathering forces of darkness wherever they arise. The menaces are the infamous and deadly Elder Gods of the work of H.P. Lovecraft. Chthulu and his dark minions are bent on ruling the earth--or destroying it. A few puny humans cannot possibly stand against these otherworldly evil gods, yet time after time, Titus Crow defeats the monsters and drives them back into the dark from whence they came. The Transition of Titus Crow is the second book in the Titus Crow series. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.