• Juvenile Fiction

The Secret of the Swamp King


Author: Jonathan Rogers
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780805431322
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 229
View: 2579
King Darrow sends Aidan Errolson on an impossible quest, hoping he will never return, and although Aidan has enough friends to succeed on the journey, even he might not be able to defeat the powerful enemy that awaits him at its end.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Way of the Wilderking


Author: Jonathan Rogers
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780805431339
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 225
View: 9245
Aidan returns after three years away in Feechiefen Swamp to find--much to his dismay--that the only way to protect his country from the invading Pyrthens is to overthrow the tyrant King Darrow.

    • Christian life

Scout

The Secret of the Swamp
Author: Piet Prins
Publisher: Neerlandia, Alta. : Inheritance Publications
ISBN: 9780921100508
Category: Christian life
Page: 176
View: 8342
During the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, a young Dutch boy's German shepherd proves himself invaluable when his tracking ability saves his young owner's life.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Bark of the Bog Owl


Author: Jonathan Rogers
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 0805431314
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 231
View: 6424
As Aidan Errol is pronounced Wilderking, a pact is signed between Corenwald and the Pyrthen Empire, but as Aiden shoulders the weight and glory of his destiny, Corenwald is double crossed and an epic battle to save the kingdom ensues. Original.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Seven Men

And the Secret of Their Greatness
Author: Eric Metaxas
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 159555470X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 240
View: 7272
In Seven Men, New York Times best-selling author Eric Metaxas presents seven exquisitely crafted short portraits of widely known—but not well understood—Christian men, each of whom uniquely showcases a commitment to live by certain virtues in the truth of the gospel. Written in a beautiful and engaging style, Seven Men addresses what it means (or should mean) to be a man today, at a time when media and popular culture present images of masculinity that are not the picture presented in Scripture and historic civil life. What does it take to be a true exemplar as a father, brother, husband, leader, coach, counselor, change agent, and wise man? What does it mean to stand for honesty, courage, and charity, especially at times when the culture and the world run counter to those values? Each of the seven biographies represents the life of a man who experienced the struggles and challenges to be strong in the face of forces and circumstances that would have destroyed the resolve of lesser men. Each of the seven men profiled—George Washington, William Wilberforce, Eric Liddell, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Jackie Robinson, John Paul II, and Charles Colson—call the reader to a more elevated walk and lifestyle, one that embodies the gospel in the world around us.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Seven Women

And the Secret of Their Greatness
Author: Eric Metaxas
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0718087887
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 240
View: 1184
A beautiful gift edition of this instant classic exclusively for graduates, with a special letter from Eric Metaxas to those entering the next phase of life’s journey. What makes a great woman great? In Seven Women, New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas provides an answer by telling the captivating stories of seven women who changed the course of history and impacted the world in astonishing ways. Teenaged Joan of Arc heard God’s command and led the French army to a mighty victory over the British. Susanna Wesley, the mother of nineteen children, gave the world its most significant evangelist and its greatest hymn-writer, her sons John and Charles. Corrie ten Boom risked her life to hide Dutch Jews from the Nazis in World War II and somehow survived the horrors of a concentration camp, but her greatest feat was her forgiveness of her tormentors years later. And Rosa Parks’s God-given sense of justice and unshakable dignity helped launch the twentieth century’s greatest social movement. Seven Women reveals how the extraordinary women profiled here achieved their greatness, inspiring readers to lives propelled by a call beyond themselves.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Charlatan's Boy


Author: Jonathan Rogers
Publisher: Waterbrook Press
ISBN: 0307458229
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 305
View: 9349
Grady knows nothing of his origins--he does not even have a last name--but as he and a huckster travel from one small, frontier town to another he poses one of the wild, ugly swamp beasts called feechies.

    • Political Science

Donald Drains the Swamp


Author: Eric Metaxas
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1621579395
Category: Political Science
Page: 64
View: 7284
The cavemen need help. Their King has forgotten all about them, thanks to the swamp creatures who surround the castle. “They’re slippery!”76' " m ujmmmmmtk, “—and scaly!” “and SLIMY!" Donald is just a caveman. But when the people ask for his help, he realizes there’s only one way to save the kingdom: DRAIN… THE… SWAMP! Written by #1 national bestselling author and humorist Eric Metaxas and illustrated by award-winning artist Tim Raglin, Donald Drains the Swamp is a whimsical parable for the current political moment.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Traitor King


Author: Todd Mitchell
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0439827884
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 358
View: 4746
When ten-year-old Darren and his family show up at their family reunion and find their Uncle Will missing, Darren and his sister go in search of clues to discover what happened.

    • Card games

The revenge of the Shadow King


Author: Derek Benz,Jon S. Lewis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780545081832
Category: Card games
Page: 373
View: 526
When Max Sumner and three friends play a magical card game called Round Table, they realize that it is up to them to prevent the wicked creatures of the cards from destroying their town, indeed, their world.

    • Fiction

The Marsh King's Daughter


Author: Karen Dionne
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 073521302X
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 7738
THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER “Brilliant....About as good as a thriller can be.”—The New York Times Book Review “[A] nail-biter perfect for Room fans.”—Cosmopolitan “Sensationally good psychological suspense.”—Lee Child Praised by Karin Slaughter and Megan Abbott, The Marsh King’s Daughter is the mesmerizing tale of a woman who must risk everything to hunt down the dangerous man who shaped her past and threatens to steal her future: her father. Helena Pelletier has a loving husband, two beautiful daughters, and a business that fills her days. But she also has a secret: she is the product of an abduction. Her mother was kidnapped as a teenager by her father and kept in a remote cabin in the marshlands of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Helena, born two years after the abduction, loved her home in nature, and despite her father’s sometimes brutal behavior, she loved him, too...until she learned precisely how savage he could be. More than twenty years later, she has buried her past so soundly that even her husband doesn’t know the truth. But now her father has killed two guards, escaped from prison, and disappeared into the marsh. The police begin a manhunt, but Helena knows they don’t stand a chance. Knows that only one person has the skills to find the survivalist the world calls the Marsh King—because only one person was ever trained by him: his daughter. A Michigan Notable Book!

    • Fiction

Pet Sematary

A Novel
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501156705
Category: Fiction
Page: 560
View: 9204
"Newly introduced by the author"--Cover.

    • Art

Secret Teachings of a Comic Book Master

The Art of Alfredo Alcala
Author: Heidi MacDonald,Phillip Dana Yeh
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486808114
Category: Art
Page: 80
View: 7003
"Alfredo Alcala is one of the most disciplined and perceptive artists inking in comics. The years of distinguished work have earned Alfredo a special place in comics history." — Gil Kane. In the late 1960s, an extremely talented group of Filipino illustrators took the American comic book industry by storm — and the late Alfredo Alcala led the way, working for both Marvel and DC on such popular characters as Conan the Barbarian and Batman. This unique work is loaded with amazing art and pointers on observational methods, composition, and other techniques. In addition to insightful interviews with Alcala, the book features pages from his groundbreaking masterwork, Voltar, which was hailed as a new concept in comic book form, an epic in narrative art, and a milestone in sequential art illustration. Students, professionals, teachers, and fans will treasure this inspiring volume and its insider's look at comic book artistry. "A wonderful look at the thought process of one of the best artist/inkers in comic book history and should be read, not just by comic book fans, but by anyone who appreciates great art." — Rushford Public Library

    • Young Adult Fiction

Aquifer


Author: Jonathan Friesen
Publisher: Blink
ISBN: 0310731844
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 272
View: 7094
Only He Can Bring What They Need to Survive. In the year 2250, water is scarce, and those who control it control everything. Sixteen-year-old Luca has struggled with this truth, and what it means, his entire life. As the son of the Deliverer, he will one day have to descend to the underground Aquifer each year and negotiate with the reportedly ratlike miners who harvest the world’s fresh water. But he has learned the true control rests with the Council aboveground, a group that has people following without hesitation, and which has forbidden all emotion and art in the name of keeping the peace. And this Council has broken his father’s spirit, while also forcing Luca to hide every feeling that rules his heart. But when Luca’s father goes missing, everything shifts. Luca is forced underground, and discovers secrets, lies, and mysteries that cause him to reevaluate who he is and the world he serves. Together with his friends and a very alluring girl, Luca seeks to free his people and the Rats from the Council’s control. But Luca’s mission is not without struggle and loss, as his desire to uncover the truth could have greater consequences than he ever imagined.

    • Political Science

Secrets of the Secret Service

The History and Uncertain Future of the U.S. Secret Service
Author: Gary J. Byrne
Publisher: Center Street
ISBN: 1546082484
Category: Political Science
Page: 304
View: 1974
From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller CRISIS OF CHARACTER comes an explosive new exposé of the Secret Service. The United States Secret Service is tasked with protecting our Presidents, their families, and the complex in which they live and work. Given this important mission, world stability rests upon the shoulders of its agents. In his new book, former Secret Service officer Gary Byrne takes readers behind the scenes to understand the agency's history and today's security failings that he believes put Americans at risk The American public knows the stories of Secret Service heroism, but they don't know about the hidden legacy of problems that have plagued the agency ever since its creation. Gary Byrne says that decades of catastrophic public failures, near misses, and bureaucratic and cultural rot threaten to erode this critical organization from the inside out. Today, as it works to protect President Trump, the Secret Service stands at a crossroads, and the time needed to choose the right course is running out. Agents and officers are leaving the Secret Service in droves, or they're being overworked to the point where they lose focus on the job. Management makes decisions based on politics, not the welfare of their employees. Byrne believes that this means danger for the men and women of the Secret Service, danger for the President they protect, and danger for the nation. In this book, he shares what he has witnessed and learned about the Secret Service with the hope that the problems of this most important agency can be fixed before it's too late.

    • History

The Secret History of the Mongol Queens

How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire
Author: Jack Weatherford
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 9780307589361
Category: History
Page: 352
View: 7286
The Mongol queens of the thirteenth century ruled the largest empire the world has ever known. Yet sometime near the end of the century, censors cut their story from The Secret History of the Mongols, leaving only a hint of a father’s legacy for his daughters. The queens of the Silk Route turned their father’s conquests into the world’s first truly international empire, fostering trade, education, and religion throughout their territories and creating an economic system that stretched from the Pacific to the Mediterranean. Outlandish stories of these powerful queens trickled out of the Empire, shocking the citizens of Europe and and the Islamic world. After Genghis Khan’s death in 1227, conflicts erupted between his daughters and his daughters-in-law; what began as a war between powerful women soon became a war against women in power as brother turned against sister and son against mother. At the end of this epic struggle, the dynasty of the Mongol queens had seemingly been extinguished forever, as even their names were erased from the historical record. Two centuries later, one of the most unusual and important warrior queens of history--Queen Mandhuhai--arose to avenge the wrongs, rescue the tattered shreds of the Mongol Empire, and restore order to a shattered world. She led her soldiers through victory after victory. In her thirties she married a seventeen-year-old prince, and she bore eight children in the midst of a career spent fighting the Ming Dynasty of China on one side and a series of Muslim warlords on the other. Her unprecedented success on the battlefield provoked the Chinese into the most frantic and expensive phase of wall building in history. Charging into battle even while pregnant, she fought to reassemble the Mongol Nation of Genghis Khan and to preserve it for her own children to rule in peace. Despite their mystery and the efforts to erase them from our collective memory, the deeds of these Mongol queens inspired great artists from Chaucer and Milton to Goethe and Puccini. And so their stories live on today. With The Secret History of the Mongol Queens, Jack Weatherford restores the queens’ missing chapter to the annals of history. From the Hardcover edition.

    • Literary Criticism

The World According to Narnia

Christian Meaning in C. S. Lewis's Beloved Chronicles
Author: Jonathan Rogers
Publisher: FaithWords
ISBN: 0446556920
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 208
View: 9157
A lively and engaging exploration of the many Christian themes in C.S. Lewis's widely-known and universally loved children's stories.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Sword in the Tree


Author: Clyde Robert Bulla
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062290657
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 112
View: 645
In the days of King Arthur there stood a mighty oak tree within the walls of a castle. Peace reigned in the castle until the fearsome night when Lionel, longlost brother of Lord Weldon, returned to cause trouble and unhappiness. It was then that Shan, the son of Lord Weldon, took on the duties of a knight and hid the sword in the hollow of the giant oak. The days that followed were filled with adventures that tried the courage of the young boy. Shan was surprised by bearded robbers in the woods. He met noble knights in plumed helmets, and eventually he even made a trip to high-towered Camelot. His story is filled with the pageantry and color of England in King Arthur's time. It creates a vivid picture of the Knights of the Round Table and the wisdom of King Arthur himself. Mr. Bulla captures the spirit of those romantic days in a straightforward, exciting manner. The result is another delightful book for his wide audience of young readers. Paul Galdone's vigorous illustrations are as evocative as the text.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Secrets of the Greaser Hotel


Author: Jonathon Scott Fuqua
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781610881319
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 268
View: 8435
The Greaser Hotel is an eyesore even by eyesores' standards. A long-forgotten place, it sits dilapidated and mostly vacant amid a sea of Baltimore vacancies. But this building, this former lap of luxury, is much more than it appears. The Greaser Hotel is a place of magic and of secrets peopled by masters of secret-keeping. And soon, for one kidnapped little girl--Allie to her friends and Allie Rat to her kidnappers-- it's about to become a place of the past. In a world of deep friendships, powerful magic, wicked deceptions, and devilish crime, a young girl must fight for her freedom and wrestle with the frightening truths of her past. The Mystery of the Greaser Hotel is an Industrial-Gothic fantasy thriller that kept me turning pages late into the night. J. Scott Fuqua's finely-drawn pencil illustrations capture his characters and the setting with creepiness and élan." --Paul O. Zelinsky.

    • Literary Criticism

The Selfish Gene


Author: Richard Dawkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192860927
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 352
View: 3545
An ethologist shows man to be a gene machine whose world is one of savage competition and deceit