A Poison Dark and Drowning (Kingdom on Fire, Book Two)


Author: Jessica Cluess
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 055353596X
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 432
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“Devastatingly magical and monstrously romantic. I can’t decide if this book stole my heart or ripped it out of my chest.” —Stephanie Garber, author of Caraval The magicians want her to lead. The sorcerers want her to lie. The demons want her blood. Henrietta wants to save the one she loves. But will his dark magic be her undoing? In this seductive and explosive second book in the Kingdom on Fire series, Jessica Cluess delivers her signature mix of magic, passion, and teen warriors fighting for survival. Hand to fans of Victoria Aveyard, Sarah J. Maas, and Kiersten White. Henrietta doesn’t need a prophecy to know that she’s in danger. She came to London to be named the chosen one, the first female sorcerer in centuries, the one who would defeat the Ancients. Instead, she discovered a city ruled by secrets. And the biggest secret of all: Henrietta is not the chosen one. Still, she must play the role in order to keep herself and Rook, her best friend and childhood love, safe. But can she truly save him? The poison in Rook’s system is transforming him into something monstrous as he begins to master dark powers of his own. So when Henrietta finds a clue to the Ancients’ past that could turn the tide of the war, she persuades Blackwood, the mysterious Earl of Sorrow-Fell, to travel up the coast to seek out strange new weapons. And Magnus, the brave, reckless flirt who wants to win back her favor, is assigned to their mission. Together, they will face monsters, meet powerful new allies, and uncover the most devastating weapon of all: the truth. Praise for A Shadow Bright and Burning: “Is it clear that Cluess adores the Harry Potter series and Jane Eyre? Yes. So do you. So does everyone. What matters is that her voice is her own. . . . A Shadow Bright and Burning delivers on the promise of its title. This is a novel that gives off light and heat.” —The New York Times “The magic! The intrigue! The guys! We were sucked into this monster-ridden alternative England from page one. Henrietta is literally a ‘girl on fire’ and this team of sorcerers training for battle had a pinch of Potter blended with a drop of [Cassandra Clare’s] Infernal Devices.” —Justine “Unputdownable. I loved the monsters, the magic, and the teen warriors who are their world’s best hope! Jessica Cluess is an awesome storyteller!” —Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Death By Drowning (Mystery, Women Sleuths): Book 2 of the Josiah Reynolds Mystery Series


Author: Abigail Keam
Publisher: Worker Bee Press
ISBN: 0615429084
Category: Fiction
Page: 298
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In the second novel of the series, Death by Drowning, Josiah survives a forty-foot fall off a cliff only to discover that her nightmare is not over. O'nan's body is never found and he may be alive. Josiah puts the past behind her but it reaches out, threatening to pull her off the cliff again. Matt, her best friend, and Jake, her physical therapist, stand between Josiah and harm. Even they can't keep danger at bay. Once again, Josiah makes the rounds of quirky characters found in the lush Bluegrass horse world of Thoroughbreds, oak-cured bourbon and antebellum mansions.

Lankan 1001 Nights book 2


Author: Bill Reed
Publisher: Reed Independent
ISBN: 0995395705
Category: Fiction
Page: 576
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O King, his name mightn’t be Scheherazade, but if he was a she, it might well have been. You never know. And, anyway, to sing for his supper or else be despatched, the Talls-reteller must spin his cut-it-out ways to your royal self. If you had ever been listening, you might be able to admit wiling your Lankan nights away on his pull-this-one shaggy-dog yarns, especially about the misadventures of the Australian whitie called Wi – don’t ask Wi, Sire! – after being bogged down in your Lankan realm, the Talls-reteller and the Aussie whitie, both, and not including you, of course. After all, there were some of your own people who had hired this Wi to perform their hearts’ good’n’mischievous desires, so nobody’s blameless around here. Except you, Your Majesty. Also, you should maybe cherish this White Wi as the world-champeen kidnappee of all time that he is. (Nothing could surpass his being nabbed three times in three minutes, not without having a real talent for it -- and that wasn’t the end of it by any means.) Even the ordinary people have come to love the godful way the Wi wipes those dirty dishes in Dominic’s Eatery… but, no, it is probably better you don’t leave the harem to go and watch him in action, Sire. You might eat something there, and where would that leave us?

666 Revealed

A False Prophet; A False Church: and America as Antichrist (John 5:39)
Author: Jack H. Smith
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475993730
Category: Religion
Page: 562
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There appears to be no cessation of written material relating to End Times theology generally; and to the Apocalypse, specifically. Sadly, much, if not most of it runs counter to the clear teachings of Scripture. A misquoted verse here, and an extrapolation there: one wonders when the dust will finally settle, and a spiritually, and scripturally accurate picture will begin to emerge. In this volume, Jack Smith explores the issues with due diligence, searching the Scriptures, and ever seeking the Guidance of the Holy Ghost with all soberness of thought and attitude. Who (or what) is the antichrist? Who is the false prophet; and Who (or what) is the whore of Babylon? With the Bible in one hand, and a prayer for Guidance ever on his lips, Jack Smith has discovered, and here reveals, the answer to those questions. The author is keenly aware that these Truths will not be eagerly received by the bulk of Modern Christendom. And so much the worse, as there has never been a time they are more pertinent, more relevant, and more necessary to know than in this present hour as we approach the eclipse of human history.

HALF BAD – Das Dunkle in mir


Author: Sally Green
Publisher: cbj Verlag
ISBN: 3641133017
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 432
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Wenn das Böse in dir lauert, bist du dann dazu verdammt? Nathan wird gejagt. Seit seiner frühesten Kindheit wird er von der Regierung beobachtet, verfolgt, eingesperrt. Denn Nathan lebt in einer Welt, in der – mitten im modernen Alltagsleben – Hexen existieren. Weiße Hexen, die sich selbst für gut erachten und die Regierungsmacht in ihren Händen halten. Schwarze Hexen, die gefährlich und skrupellos sind und im Untergrund arbeiten. Und Nathan, der beides ist – denn seine Mutter war eine Weiße und sein Vater Marcus ist der gefürchtetste Schwarze aller Zeiten. Nathan ist ihm nie begegnet, aber von so einem Vater kann er nur Dunkles und Böses geerbt haben. Oder? Um an Marcus heranzukommen, stellt der Rat der Weißen eine tödliche Falle – mit Nathan als Köder. Bald wird Nathan von beiden Seiten gejagt und muss sich entscheiden, wofür es sich zu kämpfen lohnt: für die gute Seite in ihm – oder für die böse ...

Magic’s Price: Book Two of the Gilded Serpents Trilogy


Author: Elizabeth Gaines Johnston
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1483428265
Category:
Page: 462
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Princess Kwyleeana and her entourage have just escaped the clutches of a wicked prince. Therion-who holds a dark secret and will do anything to gain power over several kingdoms-knows he needs Kwyleeana to succeed. Unfortunately, she possesses a magical pendant that allows her to elude him at every turn. After she discovers the lands teetering on the brink of another war, Kwyleeana enlists the aid of her human, animal, and magical friends to find a way to defeat the evil encroaching on her kingdom. Yet, the magic she has come to trust may betray her if she does not find the answers in time. As she battles both her conflicted heart and her vicious brother-Pfenwic-Kwyleeana is left wondering whether she has enough strength to save her people and her ailing father or if the Fates will spin their wheel against her. In this fantasy tale, a princess and all who bravely fight beside her continue their heroic quest to save Cantermere, and soon discover the true price of magic.

The Truelove (Vol. Book 15) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)


Author: Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 039308857X
Category: Fiction
Page: 264
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The fifteenth installment in Patrick O'Brian's widely claimed series of Aubrey/Maturin novels is in equal parts mystery, adventure, and psychological drama. A British whaler has been captured by an ambitious chief in the sandwich islands at French instigation, and Captain Aubrey, R. N., Is dispatched with the Surprise to restore order. But stowed away in the cable-tier is an escaped female convict. To the officers, Clarissa Harvill is an object of awkward courtliness and dangerous jealousies. Aubrey himself is won over and indeed strongly attracted to this woman who will not speak of her past. But only Aubrey's friend, Dr. Stephen Maturin, can fathom Clarissa's secrets: her crime, her personality, and a clue identifying a highly placed English spy in the pay of Napoleon's intelligence service. In a thrilling finale, Patrick O'Brian delivers all the excitement his many readers expect: Aubrey and the crew of the Surprise impose a brutal pax Britannica upon the islanders in a pitched battle against a band of headhunting cannibals.

Plots and Characters in the Fiction of Eighteenth-century English Authors: Henry Fielding, Tobias Smollett, Laurence Sterne, Samuel Johnson, and Oliver Goldsmith


Author: Clifford R. Johnson
Publisher: Shoe String Pr Inc
ISBN: 9780208016027
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 243
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Provides plot summaries and character identifications for all the important narrative works of Swift, Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Smollett, Sterne, Johnson, and Goldsmith

Chinese Fiction of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

Essays by Patrick Hanan
Author: Patrick Hanan
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231509146
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 304
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It has often been said that the nineteenth century was a relatively stagnant period for Chinese fiction, but preeminent scholar Patrick Hanan shows that the opposite is true: the finest novels of the nineteenth century show a constant experimentation and evolution. In this collection of detailed and insightful essays, Hanan examines Chinese fiction before and during the period in which Chinese writers first came into contact with western fiction. Hanan explores the uses made of fiction by westerners in China; the adaptation and integration of western methods in Chinese fiction; and the continued vitality of the Chinese fictional tradition. Some western missionaries, for example, wrote religious novels in Chinese, almost always with the aid of native assistants who tended to change aspects of the work to "fit" Chinese taste. Later, such works as Washington Irving's "Rip Van Winkle," Jonathan Swift's "A Voyage to Lilliput," the novels of Jules Verne, and French detective stories were translated into Chinese. These interventions and their effects are explored here for virtually the first time.

The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats Volume XIII: A Vision

The Original 1925 Version
Author: William Butler Yeats
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 141659373X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 448
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The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, Volume XIII: A Vision is part of a fourteen-volume series under the general editorship of eminent Yeats scholar George Bornstein and formerly the late Richard J. Finneran and George Mills Harper. One of the strangest works of literary modernism, A Vision is Yeats's greatest occult work. Edited by Yeats scholars Catherine E. Paul and Margaret Mills Harper, the volume presents the "system" of philosophy, psychology, history, and the life of the soul that Yeats and his wife George (née Hyde Lees) received and created by means of mediumistic experiments from 1917 through the early 1920s. Yeats obsessively revised the book, and the revised 1937 version is much more widely available than its predecessor. The original 1925 version of A Vision, poetic, unpolished, masked in fiction, and close to the excitement of the automatic writing that the Yeatses believed to be its supernatural origin, is presented here in a scholarly edition for the first time. The text, minimally corrected to retain the sense of the original, is extensively annotated, with particular attention paid to the relationship between the published book and its complex genetic materials. Indispensable to an understanding of the poet's late work and entrancing on its own merit, A Vision aims to be, all at once, a work of theoretical history, an esoteric philosophy, an aesthetic symbology, a psychological schema, and a sacred book. It is as difficult as it is essential reading for any student of Yeats.

Feed - Viruszone


Author: Mira Grant
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3802587383
Category: Fiction
Page: 512
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Im Jahr 2014 geschieht das Unbegreifliche: Künstlich hergestellte Viren entweichen aus einem Labor und verbinden sich zu einem neuen Krankheitserreger, der die Toten zum Leben erweckt. Millionen Menschen sterben, als eine Flut von Zombies die ganze Welt überrennt. Zwanzig Jahre nach dem Ausbruch sind die Internetblogger Georgia und Shaun Mason auf der Suche nach den Hintergründen der Epidemie. Als Senator Peter Ryman sie bittet, ihn bei seiner Wahlkampagne zu begleiten, sagen die beiden sofort zu. Doch dann kommt es zu einem Zombie-Angriff, der eindeutig auf Sabotage zurückzuführen ist. Eine gefährliche Jagd beginnt ...

Food Price Investigation

Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Monopolies and Commercial Law ... , 93-1, on Food Price Investigation, June27, 28; July 11, 12, 16, 17, and 19, 1973
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 740
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Food Price Investigation

Hearings, Ninety-third Congress, First Session ...
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Monopolies and Commercial Law
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Food prices
Page: 740
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Was ich euch nicht erzählte

Roman
Author: Celeste Ng
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423429607
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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Von den Verheerungen, die wir einander zufügen »Lydia ist tot.« Der erste Satz, ein Schlag, eine Katastrophe. Am Morgen des 3. Mai 1977 erscheint sie nicht zum Frühstück. Am folgenden Tag findet die Polizei Lydias Leiche. Mord oder Selbstmord? Die Lieblingstochter von James und Marilyn Leewar ein ruhiges, strebsames und intelligentes Mädchen. Für den älteren Bruder Nathan steht fest, dass der gutaussehende Jack an Lydias Tod Schuld hat. Marilyn, die ehrgeizige Mutter, geht manisch auf Spurensuche. James, Sohn chinesischer Einwanderer, bricht vor Trauer um die Tochter das Herz. Allein die stille Hannah ahnt etwas von den Problemen der großen Schwester. Was bedeutet es, sein Leben in die Hand zu nehmen? Welche Kraft hat all das Ungesagte, das Menschen oft in einem privaten Abgrund gefangen hält? Nur der Leser erfährt am Ende, was sich in jener Nacht wirklich ereignet hat.

The True and Authentic History of Jenny Dorset

Consisting of a Narrative by a Retainer, Mr. Henry Hawthorne, Along with the History of Two Households, that of Dorset and Smythe ... : a Novel
Author: Philip Lee Williams
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820323343
Category: Fiction
Page: 494
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Set in a city as lively and absorbing as the novel's writing, The True and Authentic History of Jenny Dorset is a comic historical epic with a memorable heroine. The novel, while parodying the style of eighteenth-century novelists such as Henry Fielding and William Thackeray, charts the growth of the beautiful Jenny Dorset as she matures from a headstrong child into a tenacious freedom fighter and leader of the Daughters of Liberty as the Revolutionary War approaches. Henry Hawthorne, an astute and witty family servant, narrates this adventure that follows the rise of and humorous feud between two eccentric low-country plantation families. The True and Authentic History of Jenny Dorset is an exciting and often hilarious novel that is entertaining reading for anyone who loves a good adventure and alluring characters.