Storm of Vengeance


Author: Jay Allan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781946451088
Category:
Page: 318
View: 4365
Book 5 of the Refugees series.

    • Fiction

An Empire Asunder


Author: Evan Currie
Publisher: 47North
ISBN: 9781503939837
Category: Fiction
Page: 321
View: 3289
The coup that won traitor General Corian the Scourwind throne has been overturned, but his ongoing rebellion has left the empire divided. Lydia's birthright regained, she adjusts to her role as empress at war, while Brennan begins training as an elite Cadreman soldier. With tensions rising between the empire and the Alliance, this momentary lull seems to portend a gathering storm... The royal twins aren't the only ones sensing peace may not last. Searching for a vanished supply shipment vital to her own mission of vengeance against Corian, former Cadrewoman turned pirate Mira Delsol makes a shocking discovery about the theft. As both Mira and Brennan follow similar clues to the fate of the stolen supplies, their trajectories converge. Now Mira will embark on a perilous attempt to infiltrate the heart of the enemy camp, while Brennan's path will also lead him across Alliance lines, and into a lethal confrontation with the Alliance air fleet. But will either of their efforts be enough to keep Corian from executing his plan to bring the empire to its knees once again?

    • African Americans

The Seventh Most Important Thing


Author: Shelley Pearsall
Publisher: Yearling
ISBN: 0553497316
Category: African Americans
Page: 288
View: 4520
"In 1963, thirteen-year-old Arthur is sentenced to community service helping the neighborhood Junk Man after he throws a brick at the old man's head in a moment of rage, but the junk he collects might be more important than he suspects. Inspired by the work of American folk artist James Hampton"--

    • Religion

Treatise on the Love of God


Author: Saint Francis de Sales,Aeterna Press
Publisher: Aeterna Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: 561
View: 4821
THE following Treatise presents, at first sight, considerable difficulties. They do not arise from any defect in the Saint’s mode of expression, but are inherent in his subject and manner of treatment, “going deep down into the roots” of the Love of God. Thus he speaks in his Preface, and continues: “The first four books, and some chapters of the others might doubtless have been omitted without disadvantage to such souls as seek only the practice of holy love. . . . I have been forced to say many things which will appear more obscure than they are. The depths of science are always somewhat hard to sound.” But he tells us that the state of the minds of his age required this deeper treatment; and whatever may be thought as to the best way of presenting modern religious teaching to an age so ignorant, so shallow and so unthinking as is our own with regard to spiritual truths, there can be no question that this masterpiece of the chief doctor of ascetic theology must not be brought down to our level, but that we must raise ourselves towards it. Aeterna Press

The Book Thief


Author: Markus Zusak
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781486205523
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 7644

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Moon Dragon (The Secrets of Droon #26)


Author: Tony Abbott
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545418399
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 128
View: 6914
With nearly 2 million books in print, this Little Apple series is H-O-T, hot. The SECRET is out -- DROON is the series that kids, parents, and teachers are talking about! There's no place like home! Eric and his friends have finally restored the Rainbow Stairs, but that was the easy part. Now Gethwing is loose in the Upper World, and the Moon Dragon is causing big trouble. Eric, Julie, and Neal have to protect their town, but they're up against mysterious creatures, strangely-behaving parents, and powerful magic. Can the kids stop Gethwing before he destroys the Upper World -- for good?

Invisible Wings


Author: Janell Rhiannon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780615618791
Category:
Page: 196
View: 9663
Arabella always knew she was a little different from other kids, because she sensed things no one else could, like the silver sound of light and the warmth of chiming bells. She noticed things that others seemed to overlook-that life was like a footprint in the sand with the ocean washing you away bit by bit-that beauty could be broken into a million pieces-that bullets flew like butterflies. On Arabella's 15th birthday, a mysterious Voice filled her with a blinding light and revealed her true nature. She was an angel with a gift: the ability to hear the darkest thoughts and secret desires of those around her. But, there was a catch... ...listen for twilight and touch an angel shimmering into action on invisible wings... 12 Twilights 12 Destinies 12 Teenagers who will never be the same

    • Fiction

The Book of Khalid


Author: Ameen Rihani
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3732680789
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
View: 557
Reproduction of the original: The Book of Khalid by Ameen Rihani

    • Sports & Recreation

The Arm

Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports
Author: Jeff Passan
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 006240038X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 376
View: 2888
Yahoo’s lead baseball columnist offers an in-depth look at the most valuable commodity in sports—the pitching arm—and how its vulnerability to injury is hurting players and the game, from Little League to the majors. Every year, Major League Baseball spends more than $1.5 billion on pitchers—five times more than the salary of every NFL quarterback combined. Pitchers are the game’s lifeblood. Their import is exceeded only by their fragility. One tiny band of tissue in the elbow, the ulnar collateral ligament, is snapping at unprecedented rates, leaving current big league players vulnerable and the coming generation of baseball-playing children dreading the three scariest words in the sport: Tommy John surgery. Jeff Passan traveled the world for three years to explore in-depth the past, present, and future of the arm, and how its evolution left baseball struggling to wrangle its Tommy John surgery epidemic. He examined what compelled the Chicago Cubs to spend $155 million on one arm. He snagged a rare interview with Sandy Koufax, whose career was cut short by injury at thirty, and visited Japan to understand how another baseball-mad country treats its prized arms. And he followed two major league pitchers, Daniel Hudson and Todd Coffey, throughout their returns from Tommy John surgery. He exposes how the baseball establishment long ignored the rise in arm injuries and reveals how misplaced incentives across the sport stifle potential changes. Injuries to the UCL start as early as Little League. Without a drastic cultural shift, baseball will continue to lose hundreds of millions of dollars annually to damaged pitchers, and another generation of children will suffer the same problems that vex current players. Informative and hard-hitting, The Arm is essential reading for everyone who loves the game, wants to keep their children healthy, or relishes a look into how a large, complex institution can fail so spectacularly.

    • Fiction

1984


Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547249640
Category: Fiction
Page: 648
View: 5502
George Orwell’s 1984 takes on new life with extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity. “Orwell saw, to his credit, that the act of falsifying reality is only secondarily a way of changing perceptions. It is, above all, a way of asserting power.”—The New Yorker In 1984, London is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be. Lionel Trilling said of Orwell’s masterpiece, “1984 is a profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book. It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present.” Though the year 1984 now exists in the past, Orwell’s novel remains an urgent call for the individual willing to speak truth to power.

    • Fiction

The Anatomy of Wings


Author: Karen Foxlee
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 1848874847
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
View: 3731
In a dusty Queensland town, something terrible has happened.Amongst broken bottles and cigarette butts at the foot of a water tower, a girl with blonde hair lies as if sleeping. Jennifer Day has lost her sister and her singing voice, and doesn't know how to find either of them. Her father and mother move under a spell, and a dark silence lives in the space that fiery, rebellious Beth has left behind her. To recover her voice, Jennifer must retrace her sister's last steps, weeding out childish mementoes from disturbingly adult memories. As she learns about the last year of her sister's short but eventful life, she slowly begins to cross the threshold from childhood into adolescence - taking flight even as her family slowly falls apart.

    • Religion

The Ballad of the White Horse


Author: G. K. Chesterton,Aeterna Press
Publisher: Aeterna Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: 138
View: 5292
The Ballad of the White Horse is a poem by G. K. Chesterton about the idealized exploits of the Saxon King Alfred the Great. Written in ballad form, the work is usually considered one of the last great traditional epic poems ever written in the English language. The poem narrates how Alfred was able to defeat the invading Danes at the Battle of Ethandun under the auspices of God working through the agency of the Virgin Mary. In addition to being a narration of Alfred's military and political accomplishments, it is also considered a Catholic allegory. Chesterton incorporates a significant amount of philosophy into the basic structure of the story. Aeterna Press

    • Fiction

Angels in the Snow


Author: Rexanne Becnel
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501133322
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
View: 1454
Originally published: New York: Dell, 1992, with the title The Christmas journey.

    • Fiction

The Silver Ship and the Sea


Author: Brenda Cooper
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429951869
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 4993
The colony planet Fremont is joyous, riotous, and very wild. Its grasses can cut your arms and legs to ribbons, the rinds of its precious fruit can skewer your thumbs, and some of the predators are bigger than humans. Meteors fall from the sky and volcanoes erupt. Fremont is verdant, rich, beautiful, and dangerous. Fremont's single town, Artistos, perches on a cliff below rugged mountains. Below Artistos lie the Grass Plains, which lead down to the sea. And in the middle of the Grass Plains, a single silver spaceship lies quiet and motionless. The seasons do not dull it, nor do the winds scratch it---and the fearful citizens of Aristos won't go near it. Chelo Lee, her brother Joseph, and four other young children have been abandoned on the colony planet. Unfortunate events have left them orphaned in a human colony that abhors genetic engineering--and these six young people are genetically enhanced. With no one to turn to, Chelo and the others must now learn how to use their distinct skills to make this unwelcome planet home, or find a way off it. They have few tools--an old crazy woman who wonders the edges of town, spouting out cryptic messages; their appreciation and affection for each other; a good dose of curiosity; and that abandoned silver space ship that sits locked and alone in the middle of the vast grass plain ...

    • Fiction

Of Mice and Men


Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780140186420
Category: Fiction
Page: 105
View: 3701
The tragic story of the friendship between two migrant workers, George and mentally retarded Lenny, and their dream of owning a farm

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Graveyard Book


Author: Neil Gaiman
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 140880820X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 304
View: 3986
When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing the entire family, who would have thought it would find safety and security in the local graveyard? Brought up by the resident ghosts, ghouls and spectres, Bod has an eccentric childhood learning about life from the dead. But for Bod there is also the danger of the murderer still looking for him - after all, he is the last remaining member of the family. A stunningly original novel deftly constructed over eight chapters, featuring every second year of Bod's life, from babyhood to adolescence. Will Bod survive to be a man?

    • Fiction

Silver Wings


Author: H. P. Munro
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781482023572
Category: Fiction
Page: 250
View: 2467
Winner - 2014 Golden Crown Literary Society - Historical Fiction When in 1942, twenty-five-year-old Lily Rivera is widowed, she finally feels able to step out of the shadows of an unhappy marriage. Her love of flying leads her to join the Womens Airforce Service Pilots, determined to regain her passion and spread her wings, no suspecting that she would experience more than just flying. Helen Richmond, a Hollywood stunt pilot, has never experienced a love that lifted her as high as the aircraft she flew...until she meets Lily. Both women join the W.A.S.P. program to serve their country and instead find that they are on a collision course towards each other, but can it last?

    • Juvenile Fiction

Hatchet


Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
ISBN: 9781416948346
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 186
View: 9265
Headed for Canada to visit his father for the first time since his parents' divorce, thirteen-year-old Brian is the sole survivor of a plane crash, with only the clothes he has on and a hatchet to help him live in the wilderness.

With Angel's Wings


Author: Stephanie A. Collins
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780578179759
Category:
Page: 302
View: 6408
With Angel's Wings is the true story of Laura, a young wife and mother of a three-year-old daughter. Her husband, Kevin, a marine, is deployed overseas, leaving Laura to give birth to their second daughter and handle the two young children on her own. Thirteen days after the birth of her youngest, the pediatrician detects a heart murmur. That leads to just the first of multiple diagnoses for both of her daughters, sending Laura on an unexpected and emotional journey into the world of parenting medically-fragile, special needs children. Right when Laura fears she will break under the incredible pressure, she encounters the beauty of true love, in a most unexpected and unconventional way.

    • History

History of the Franks


Author: Gregory Bishop of Tours,Saint Gregory (Bishop of Tours)
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 284
View: 2129
Written in the 6th century by Gregory, the Bishop of Tours, "Historia Francorum," translated as History of the Franks, is a ten volume work that recounts the world's history from creation, focusing on the movement of Christianity into Gaul, an ancient region corresponding to modern France, Belgium, the south Netherlands, Southwest Germany, and northern Italy.