Witch's Pyre

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Author: Josephine Angelini

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 1250105315

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 384

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Lily Proctor has come a long way from the weak, sickly girl she used to be. She has gained power as a witch and a leader, found her way home, chosen to face battle again, and (after losing her first love and being betrayed by her new love) she has learned more about loss and grief than she ever wanted to know. Thrust once again into a society different from anything they have ever seen, Lily and her coven are determined to find answers—to find a new path to victory, a way to defeat the monstrous Woven without resorting to nuclear weapons or becoming a tyrannical mass murderer like her alternate self, Lillian. But sometimes winning requires sacrifices . . . and when the only clear path to victory lies at Lillian's side, what price will Lily be willing to pay? Internationally bestselling author Josephine Angelini takes us on another emotionally wrenching thrill ride in the stunning conclusion to her Worldwalker Trilogy.

Dreamfire

A novel

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Author: Kit Alloway

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466869674

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 368

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Unlike most 17-year-olds, Joshlyn Weaver has a sacred duty. She's the celebrated daughter of the dream walkers, a secret society whose members enter the Dream universe we all share and battle nightmares. If they fail, the emotional turmoil in the Dream could boil over and release nightmares into the World. Despite Josh's reputation as a dream walking prodigy, she's haunted by her mistakes. A lapse in judgment and the death of someone she loved have shaken her confidence. Now she's been assigned an apprentice, a boy whose steady gaze sees right through her, and she's almost as afraid of getting close to him as she is of getting him killed. But when strangers with impossible powers begin appearing in the Dream, it isn't just Will that Josh has to protect--it's the whole World. Experience the dangers of the dream world in Dreamfire, a riveting, young adult debut novel by Kit Alloway.

An Ocean of Air

Why the Wind Blows and Other Mysteries of the Atmosphere

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Author: Gabrielle Walker

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547536958

Category: Science

Page: 288

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We don’t just live in the air; we live because of it. It’s the most miraculous substance on earth, responsible for our food, our weather, our water, and our ability to hear. In this exuberant book, gifted science writer Gabrielle Walker peels back the layers of our atmosphere with the stories of the people who uncovered its secrets: • A flamboyant Renaissance Italian discovers how heavy our air really is: The air filling Carnegie Hall, for example, weighs seventy thousand pounds. • A one-eyed barnstorming pilot finds a set of winds that constantly blow five miles above our heads. • An impoverished American farmer figures out why hurricanes move in a circle by carving equations with his pitchfork on a barn door. • A well-meaning inventor nearly destroys the ozone layer. • A reclusive mathematical genius predicts, thirty years before he’s proved right, that the sky contains a layer of floating metal fed by the glowing tails of shooting stars.

Snow

A Novel

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Author: Maxence Fermine

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743463201

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

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Yuko Akita had two passions. Haiku and snow. It is April 1884 and Yuko Akita has reached his seventeenth birthday on the Island of Hokkaid in the North of Japan. The time has come to choose his vocation, warrior or monk, but against the wishes of his father, Yuko settles on a third option: he will be a poet. Yuko begins to write the seventeen-syllable poems we know as haiku--all celebrating the beauty of snow, his one great subject. One day, the Imperial Poet arrives from the Emperor's court. He has heard about the beauty of Yuko's poems and has come to meet the young poet himself. While agreeing the poems have a music all their own, the Imperial Poet notes that lacking color, Yuko's poems are destined to remain invisible to the world. If the young poet is to learn color, he must study with the great artist Soseki in the south of Japan. Yuko sets off on a treacherous journey across the whole of Japan. Cold, hungry, and exhausted, he encounters a vision that will forever change his life. It is a woman, frozen in the ice. With pale gold hair, ice blue eyes and a face as white as snow, the dead beauty will obsess Yuko. Who was she? How did she come to meet her death in the depths of his beloved snow? Arriving at Soseki's door, Yuko is shocked to discover that the great master of color is blind. He will gradullay come to learn that color is not something outside of us, but within us. He will also learn about his master's Samurai past...and Soseki's link to the woman in the snow. It is a beautiful love story which will have its echo in Yuko's own as he finds his own, living, daughter of snow.... With stunning visual images created out of minimalist prose, Snow is as delicate and inspiring as the haiku poetry it celebrates and emulates. A swift and refreshing read, the novel treats readers to a gorgeous love story while gently floating ideas such as what is the nature of art and perception? What is the place of passion in art and in life? Highly romantic and gracefully written, Snow is destined to become a cult classic.

Executed

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Author: R. R. Haywood

Publisher: Extracted Trilogy

ISBN: 9781611099324

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Extinct

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Author: R. R. Haywood

Publisher: Extracted Trilogy

ISBN: 9781503902459

Category: Fiction

Page: 418

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The end of the world has been avoided--for now. With Miri and her team of extracted heroes still on the run, Mother, the disgraced former head of the British Secret Service, has other ideas... While Mother retreats to her bunker to plot her next move, Miri, Ben, Safa and Harry travel far into the future to ensure that they have prevented the apocalypse. But what they find just doesn't make sense. London in 2111 is on the brink of annihilation. What's more, the timelines have been twisted. Folded in on each other. It's hard to keep track of who is where. Or, more accurately, who is when. The clock is ticking for them all. With nothing left to lose but life itself, our heroes must stop Mother--or die trying.

Doomed

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Author: Tracy Deebs,Ivy Adams

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802735444

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 480

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Pandora Walker unwittingly unleashes cyber Armageddon on her 17th birthday and must play a virtual reality game in order to save the world. By the author of the Tempest series and the co-author of The International Kissing Club (under the pseudonym Ivy Adams).

Beyond the Stars

The Lost Child

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Author: Angela Morales

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781540890054

Category:

Page: 286

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An adopted girl finds herself battling with vivid dreams and visions that could reveal some ancient secrets. Strange things begin to unravel as Inanna Ruthe Preston becomes fatally attracted to a mysterious man she barely knows. Who is this stranger and why can't Inanna make sense of her recurring dreams? Beyond the Stars is a story of love and war that will keep you on your toes and truly captivate your heart. Will Inanna learn what truths are just out of reach in time? And what is lying in wait in the sea of stars right above us? Follow along with her as she discovers her destiny and her future...

The Man of Numbers

Fibonacci's Arithmetic Revolution

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Author: Keith Devlin

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408822482

Category: Arithmetic

Page: 182

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The story of the medieval genius whose 1202 book changed the course of mathematics in the West and helped bring on the modern era.

The World Through Arab Eyes

Arab Public Opinion and the Reshaping of the Middle East

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Author: Shibley Telhami

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465033407

Category: History

Page: 272

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The uprisings that transformed the Middle East beginning in 2011 have left experts scrambling to understand where the region is likely to go in years to come. But missing from most of the analysis is a longer view of the evolution of Arab Public opinion and identity and how this is likely to influence this fast-changing region. In The World Through Arab Eyes, Shibley Telhami shows how the roots of these rebellions stretch back decades and explains how they will continue to affect the stability of the Middle East in the years to come. Telhami draws on a decade's worth of polling data and analysis to provide a comprehensive look at this evolution of Arab identity and opinion. The demand for dignity, which was foremost in the chants of millions of Arab demonstrators, went far beyond being a struggle for “food” and individual rights. Telhami identifies the key prisms through which Arabs view issues ranging from democracy and religion to foreign actors, including the United States, European and Asian countries, Iran, Turkey, and, centrally, Israel. These prisms provide a key to interpreting the past, comprehending the seismic changes in Arab politics today, and engaging with the region in the future.

The Secret History of the Mongols, VOLUME 3 (Supplement)

A Mongolian Epic Chronicle of the Thirteenth Century

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Author: Igor de Rachewiltz

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004258582

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 250

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Volume Three of the now standard translation of the Secret History of the Mongols (Brill 2004, 2006) by Igor de Rachewiltz is the indispensable companion to the first two volumes with its updated commentary, numerous revisions and some challenging new interpretations.

All These Worlds

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Author: Dennis E. Taylor

Publisher: Worldbuilders Press

ISBN: 9781680680607

Category: Fiction

Page: 282

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Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just can't stay out of trouble.They've created enough colonies so humanity shouldn't go extinct. But political squabbles have a bad habit of dying hard, and the Brazilian probes are still trying to take out the competition. And the Bobs have picked a fight with an older, more powerful species with a large appetite and a short temper.Still stinging from getting their collective butts kicked in their first encounter with the Others, the Bobs now face the prospect of a decisive final battle to defend Earth and its colonies. But the Bobs are less disciplined than a herd of cats, and some of the younger copies are more concerned with their own local problems than defeating the Others.Yet salvation may come from an unlikely source. A couple of eighth-generation Bobs have found something out in deep space. All it will take to save the Earth and perhaps all of humanity is for them to get it to Sol ¿ unless the Others arrive first.

The Renegades of Pern

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Author: Anne McCaffrey

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780345454041

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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“[McCaffrey is the] master of the well-told tale.”—Chicago Sun-Times As long as the people of Pern could remember, the Holds had protected them from Thread, the deadly silver strands that fell from the sky. In exchange for sanctuary in the huge stone fortresses, the people tithed to their Lord Holders, who in turn supported the dragonriders, Pern’s greatest weapon against Thread. But not everyone on Pern was protected. Some, like Jayge’s trader clan, simply preferred the freedom of the roads to the security of a hold. Others, like Aramina’s family, had lost their homes. Regardless of their differences, however, they all feared the outlaws who preyed on holds and holdless alike. The Lady Thella’s renegades are the most dangerous yet—all they need is Aramina, whose telepathic link with dragons can help them evade the dragonrider patrols. But Jayge is out to stop Thella . . .and he will never let her have Aramina.

Brotherhood of Thieves 3: The Final Battle

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Author: Stuart Daly

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 0857985388

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

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Andalon is at war and Caspan and his friends find themselves in the thick of the battle to save their land from the invading Roon. As they fly into the skies above enemy warships, they have no idea whether they will survive this dangerous mission. A chance encounter with a fleeing soldier could change everything provided Caspan acts fast. Could Caspan's new friend help to bring peace to Andalon?

The Last Humans Trilogy

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Author: Dima Zales,Anna Zaires

Publisher: Mozaika LLC

ISBN: 9781631421815

Category:

Page: N.A

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From the New York Times bestseller Dima Zales comes an action-packed sci-fi adventure set in a post-singularity future. For a limited time, get all 3 full-length novels (1000+ pages) in one convenient, discounted bundle. When invisible technology runs everything and memories can't be trusted, how does one sort the truth from the lies? Oasis, the last habitable area on post-apocalyptic Earth, is meant to be a paradise, a place where everyone is content. Vulgarity, violence, insanity, and other ills are but a distant memory, and even death no longer plagues the last surviving humans. Theo, a twenty-three-year-old Youth, has never fit in with the serene, age-divided Oasis society. But it's only when he starts hearing a girl's voice in his head that he realizes that nothing is what it seems. Phoe is his imaginary friend--or is she? As secrets are unveiled, Theo is dragged into a dangerous game where the virtual and the real worlds collide. What does it mean to be human? What does it mean to be real? Theo is about to find out. Warning: This book contains some strong language. We felt it was important for the censorship theme of the novel. If such words offend you, you might not enjoy this book. If in doubt, please read the sample before buying. NOTE: This is a complete trilogy containing three full-length novels-- Oasis, Limbo, and Haven.

KINGMAKER

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Author: Gemma Perfect

Publisher: FeedARead.com

ISBN: 9781786976406

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 286

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Everleigh is the Kingmaker and she has one week to live. She will be sacrificed on her seventeenth birthday and her magical blood will decide which one of her brothers becomes the new King of the Realm. Her blood will kill one and crown one. Resigned to her fate, and counting down the days until her death, the wise woman of the castle tells Everleigh that according to a prophecy, not only will she live, but she will rule as the first ever Queen of the Realm. Overjoyed at the chance to live, and thrilled when previously untapped magical powers come to light, Everleigh is ready to be a great Queen, but not everyone in the Realm feels the same way and more than one will stop at nothing to get the crown.

A Tale of Oak and Mistletoe

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Author: E. B. Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989305396

Category:

Page: 282

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"I am Winn Neilsson, Chieftain Protector of the blooded MacMhaolian. Husband to Maggie and father to our children. Brother to Benjamin," Winn replied, "And first born son to Pale Feather of the Paspahegh people, our Great Chief Dagr." Winn is a seventeenth century Paspahegh warrior, born with the blood of a Norse Time Walker in his veins. He has lived his life in service to his kin, first the Paspahegh and then the Norse. His wife, Maggie, is both his staunchest ally and most challenging opponent - a woman from the twenty-first century who struggles with her new role in the past. Gifted with the ancient power of a sacred bloodline, Maggie is the source of a powerful magic that Winn is sworn to protect. With ties to both the past and future, Maggie and Winn's lives unfold amongst the stirrings of a new nation. They risk everything to keep their loved ones safe as the once powerful Powhatan Nation crumbles and the English build a country from the ashes. As history is made around them, Maggie and Winn fight for their future - despite what the history books have already written.