The Finisher


Author: David Baldacci

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447263014

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 512

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In The Finisher, bestselling author David Baldacci's first young adult adventure, a young girl is faced with an enormous mystery that could change her world completely. Welcome to Wormwood: a place where curiosity is discouraged and no one has ever left. Until one girl, Vega Jane, discovers a map that suggests a mysterious world beyond the walls. A world with possibilities and creatures beyond her imagining. But she will be forced to fight for her freedom. And unravelling the truth may cost Vega her life. Wrapped in magic and mystery, The Finisher is the start of an enthralling series for young adult readers from the Sunday Times bestselling author, as you've never seen him before.

The Finisher: Free Preview Edition


Author: David Baldacci

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545696771

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 27

View: 4155

Read a SNEAK PEEK of the first two chapters of #1 international bestselling author David Baldacci’s new fantasy for a younger audience! THE FINISHER releases on March 4, 2014. Why would Quentin Herms flee into the Quag? There was nothing in the Quag except certain death. Vega Jane has never left the village of Wormwood. But this isn't unusual -- nobody has ever left the village of Wormwood. At least not until Quentin Herms vanishes into the unknown. Vega knows Quentin didn't just leave -- he was chased. And he's left behind a very dangerous trail of clues that only she can decode. The Quag is a dark forest filled with terrifying beasts and bloodthirsty Outliers. But just as deadly are the threats that exist within the walls of Wormwood. It is a place built on lies, where influential people are willing to kill to keep their secrets. Vega is determined to uncover the truth -- but the closer she gets, the more she risks her life. With THE FINISHER, master storyteller David Baldacci conjures a thrilling, imaginative world where things are as wrong as wrong can be -- and introduces us to an unforgettable heroine who must think fast, look close, and defy all odds in her fight to do what's right. Advanced Praise for The Finisher: "This vividly described tale takes readers to an original fantasy world full of strange creatures, intriguing relationships, and long-lost secrets. Baldacci knows how to deliver thrills." – Brandon Mull, New York Times bestselling author of the Fablehaven series

The Finisher (Vega Jane, Book 1): Extra Content E-book Edition


Author: David Baldacci

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545652367

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 512

View: 4337

The #1 New York Times bestseller by David Baldacci now includes a never-before-seen chapter, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Finisher, and a special world guide -- for e-readers only!

Spirit of a Finisher


Author: Danyell Easley

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462868391

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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The Endings of Epochs


Author: English Association

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9780859914741

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 149

View: 8681

These specially commissioned new essays consider a variety of imaginative articulations of the endings of epochs, from the sixteenth century to the present day. Their subjects are as diverse as Milton's twin-vision of banishment and beginning, Donna Haraway's 'A Cyborg Manifesto' and DeLillo's version of the death of the author in Mao II. The essays treat drama, epic, poetry, the periodical press, fiction, and current theory; principal authors include Milton, An Collins, Shakespeare, John Fletcher, Henry James, Ella D'Arcy, Arthur Symons, Olive Schreiner, Angela Carter, bell hooks, Donna Haraway, Alasdair Gray, Martin Amis, Shena Mackay, and Don DeLillo.

Commercial Fruit Processing


Author: Jasper Woodroof

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401173850

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 678

View: 3449

• use of fewer additives containing sodium, spices, artificial colors and flavors, and "energy" • continued use of fruits in cereals, salads, cakes, pies, and other com binations, as a source of minerals, vitamins, fiber, and natural flavors and colors An important recent innovation is low-moisture processing, in which fruit, with no added sugar, preservative, or carrier, is converted into convenient dehydrated forms. Development of this technology has been stimulated by high transportation rates, improvements in technology, and revolutionary new packages. In addition to raisins, prunes, and dehy drated apples, pears, peaches, and apricots, bananas are available in flakes, slices, and granules; pineapple and other tropical fruits also are available in new forms. Another low-moisture product is apple fiber sol ids, consisting of cell wall material (cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin, and pectin) and apple sugars. Low-moisture forms of other fruits are becom mg more common. Commercial Fruit Processing is a companion volume to Commercial Vegetable Processing, also edited by B. S. Luh and J. G. Woodroof; both are being updated and revised simultaneously. Grateful acknowledgments and thanks go to contributors who wrote in their own area of expertise on commercial fruit processing. Credit also goes to more than a dozen commercial companies and individuals who supplied photographs, charts, tables, and data from commercial opera tions. Thanks also to Ann Autry who typed, corrected, and edited the manu script; and to Naomi C. Woodroof, my wife, for assisting in research.