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Kings Rising
  • Author : C. S. Pacat
  • Publisher : Berkley
  • Pages : 367
  • ISBN : 9780425273999
  • Reader Reviews : 15
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "His identity now revealed, Damen must face his master Prince Laurent as Damianos of Akielos, the man Laurent has sworn to kill...Forced into an uneasy alliance the two princes journey deep into Akielos, where they face their most dangerous opposition yet. But even if the fragile trust they have built survives the revelation of Damen's identity can it stand against the Regent's final, deadly play for the throne?"--Provided by publisher.

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    Kings Rising
  • Author : C. S. Pacat
  • Publisher : Viking
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0143799614
  • Reader Reviews : 15
  • Genre : Books
  • Damianos of Akielos has returned. His identity now revealed, Damen must face his master Prince Laurent as Damianos of Akielos, the man Laurent has sworn to kill. On the brink of a momentous battle, the future of both their countries hangs in the balance. In the south, Kastor's forces are massing. In the north, the Regent's armies are mobilising for war. Damen's only hope of reclaiming his throne is to fight together with Laurent against their usurpers. Forced into an uneasy alliance the two princes journey deep into Akielos, where they face their most dangerous opposition yet. But even if the fragile trust they have built survives the revelation of Damen's identity - can it stand against the Regents final, deadly play for the throne?

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    Captive Prince
  • Author : C. S. Pacat
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN : 9780425274262
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From global phenomenon C. S. Pacat comes the first novel in her critically acclaimed Captive Prince romance trilogy—includes an exclusive bonus story! Damen is a warrior hero to his people, and the rightful heir to the throne of Akielos. But when his half brother seizes power, Damen is captured, stripped of his identity, and sent to serve the prince of an enemy nation as a pleasure slave. Beautiful, manipulative, and deadly, his new master, Prince Laurent, epitomizes the worst of the court at Vere. But in the lethal political web of the Veretian court, nothing is as it seems, and when Damen finds himself caught up in a play for the throne, he must work together with Laurent to survive and save his country. For Damen, there is just one rule: never, ever reveal his true identity. Because the one man Damen needs is the one man who has more reason to hate him than anyone else...

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    Kings Rising: Book Three of the Captive Prince Trilogy
  • Author : C.S. Pacat
  • Publisher : Penguin Group Australia
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781743484951
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Damianos of Akielos has returned. His identity now revealed, Damen must face his master Prince Laurent as Damianos of Akielos, the man Laurent has sworn to kill. On the brink of a momentous battle, the future of both their countries hangs in the balance. In the south, Kastor's forces are massing. In the north, the Regent's armies are mobilising for war. Damen's only hope of reclaiming his throne is to fight together with Laurent against their usurpers. Forced into an uneasy alliance the two princes journey deep into Akielos, where they face their most dangerous opposition yet. But even if the fragile trust they have built survives the revelation of Damen's identity – can it stand against the Regent's final, deadly play for the throne?

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    Prince's Gambit
  • Author : C. S. Pacat
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN : 9780425274279
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The second novel in the critically acclaimed Captive Prince trilogy from global phenomenon C. S. Pacat—with an all-new chapter exclusive to the print edition. With their countries on the brink of war, Damen and his new master, Prince Laurent, must exchange the intrigues of the palace for the sweeping might of the battlefield as they travel to the border to avert a lethal plot. Forced to hide his identity, Damen finds himself increasingly drawn to the dangerous, charismatic Laurent. But as the fledgling trust between the two men deepens, the truth of secrets from both their pasts is poised to deal them the crowning death blow...

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    The Summer Palace and Other Stories
  • Author : C. S. Pacat
  • Publisher : R. R. Bowker
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN : 0987622331
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Follow Damen, Laurent and the supporting characters of Captive Prince on a series of adventures set in and around the events of the novels - and beyond, to learn what happens after the final page in the trilogy is turned.

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    Blackbird Rising
  • Author : Keri Arthur
  • Publisher : KA Publishing PTY LTD
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780648497332
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A modern fantasy novel inspired by the King Arthur legend… For hundreds of years, the Witch King’s sword has been buried in stone awaiting the next hand to draw it. Many have tried. None have succeeded. Gwen is the last in a long line of De Montfort witches whose duty it is to protect the sword of all power. But when she returns to King Island to perform the blessing, a mysterious pulse of blue light tells her that someone has attempted to draw the sword. Before she can investigate any further, demons attack. She only survives with the help of a mysterious stranger who disappears as quickly as he appears. Gwen and her grandmother, Moscelyne, soon discover that minor gateways into Darkside—the traditional home of both demons and dark elves—are being forced open by magic. Even worse, someone is now sending demons after the Witch King’s heirs. As vital artifacts are stolen by Darkside and the deaths draw altogether too close to home, Gwen and Mo—with the help of old gods and an ancient order of knights once thought dead—scramble to unravel the clues and stop the murderous would-be king from claiming the crown. If they fail and the wrong hand draws the sword of power, he can unlock the main gateway into Darkside and unleash utter hell onto an unsuspecting and unprepared England….

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    The Way of Kings
  • Author : Brandon Sanderson
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 1013
  • ISBN : 9780765376671
  • Reader Reviews : 132
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Introduces the world of Roshar through the experiences of a war-weary royal compelled by visions, a highborn youth condemned to military slavery, and a woman who is desperate to save her impoverished house.

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    King's Heart
  • Author : Devon Vesper
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 428
  • ISBN : 9798474075303
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • They are the only ones standing between their kind and timeless evil. Will their love survive the fight?Camden has spent his life not knowing who he is and being told he's too broken to ever accomplish anything. But the truth is that he isn't human, and his untrained powers hold the clue to either saving or damning all elven kind. Ripped from the only life he's ever known and terrified, there's no time for him to adjust when a gorgeous prince rides to his rescue. Crown Prince Morough of the Netherdark will do whatever it takes to save the small but fierce omega who is their only hope for saving their world. Falling in love and finding his mate isn't in the plans, but he won't turn down his chance at happiness, even on the eve of the apocalypse. But when it turns out that Camden's powers offer either salvation or downfall, the stakes are higher than ever. With ominous premonitions of their love getting cut short, their fragile found family may very well be the first casualty of a war beyond winning. King's Heart is the first book in the stunning new fantasy series, Adradis Rising. Fans of Soulbond: The Omega's Assassin and the Fated Elves series will recognize this world you've been dying to see more of. So grab your copy today and get lost in epic fantasy as only Devon Vesper can deliver! Tags: Swoony alpha crown prince, feisty omega without a filter, found family, ancient evil, switched at birth, age gap, like serious age gap, 9000+ years of age gap, heat, knotting, virgin omega, name changes, ancient ancestors bent on destruction, Camden making a million+ year old king cry, Morough constantly exasperated by Camden, sane talking horses, murderous talking horses, prissy talking horses, magic kisses, epic adventure, a hint of mpreg, Omegaverse elves, magic, mayhem, and madmen. This book was previously published under a different title and pen name in another genre. It has undergone extensive edits from its original version.

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    Fire Rising
  • Author : Donna Grant
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 385
  • ISBN : 9781250041371
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Fiction
  • When she reluctantly accepts protection from Tristan, the newest Dragon King, pub owner Sammi Miller, who is on the run from the mob, vows not to get too close to him, but she is unable to resist the passion between them.

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    All the King's Men
  • Author : Robert Penn Warren
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 678
  • ISBN : 0156031043
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Louisiana governor Willie Stark's obsession with political power leads to the ultimate corruption of his gubernatorial administration, in the story of the rise and fall of a Southern politician and demagogue in the 1930s. Reprint. (A Columbia Pictures film, written & directed by Steven Zaillian, releasing Fall 2006, starring Sean Penn, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, James Gandolfini, Mark Ruffalo, Patricia Clarkson, & Anthony Hopkins) (Historical Fiction)

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    Bitter Brew
  • Author : William Knoedelseder
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780062096685
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • “Bitter Brew deftly chronicles the contentious succession of kings in a uniquely American dynasty. You’ll never crack open a six again without thinking of this book.” —John Sayles, Director of Eight Men Out and author of A Moment in the Sun The creators of Budweiser and Michelob beers, the Anheuser-Busch company is one of the wealthiest, most colorful and enduring family dynasties in the history of American commerce. In Bitter Brew, critically acclaimed journalist William Knoedelseder tells the riveting, often scandalous saga of the rise and fall of the dysfunctional Busch family—an epic tale of prosperity, profligacy, hubris, and the dark consequences of success that spans three centuries, from the open salvos of the Civil War to the present day.

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    Gods and Kings
  • Author : Dana Thomas
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9781101617953
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • More than two decades ago, John Galliano and Alexander McQueen arrived on the fashions scene when the business was in an artistic and economic rut. Both wanted to revolutionize fashion in a way no one had in decades. They shook the establishment out of its bourgeois, minimalist stupor with daring, sexy designs. They turned out landmark collections in mesmerizing, theatrical shows that retailers and critics still gush about and designers continue to reference. Their approach to fashion was wildly different—Galliano began as an illustrator, McQueen as a Savile Row tailor. Galliano led the way with his sensual bias-cut gowns and his voluptuous hourglass tailoring, which he presented in romantic storybook-like settings. McQueen, though nearly ten years younger than Galliano, was a brilliant technician and a visionary artist who brought a new reality to fashion, as well as an otherworldly beauty. For his first official collection at the tender age of twenty-three, McQueen did what few in fashion ever achieve: he invented a new silhouette, the Bumster. They had similar backgrounds: sensitive, shy gay men raised in tough London neighborhoods, their love of fashion nurtured by their doting mothers. Both struggled to get their businesses off the ground, despite early critical success. But by 1997, each had landed a job as creative director for couture houses owned by French tycoon Bernard Arnault, chairman of LVMH. Galliano’s and McQueen’s work for Dior and Givenchy and beyond not only influenced fashion; their distinct styles were also reflected across the media landscape. With their help, luxury fashion evolved from a clutch of small, family-owned businesses into a $280 billion-a-year global corporate industry. Executives pushed the designers to meet increasingly rapid deadlines. For both Galliano and McQueen, the pace was unsustainable. In 2010, McQueen took his own life three weeks before his womens' wear show. The same week that Galliano was fired, Forbes named Arnault the fourth richest man in the world. Two months later, Kate Middleton wore a McQueen wedding gown, instantly making the house the world’s most famous fashion brand, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened a wildly successful McQueen retrospective, cosponsored by the corporate owners of the McQueen brand. The corporations had won and the artists had lost. In her groundbreaking work Gods and Kings, acclaimed journalist Dana Thomas tells the true story of McQueen and Galliano. In so doing, she reveals the revolution in high fashion in the last two decades—and the price it demanded of the very ones who saved it.

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    Blackbird Crowned
  • Author : Keri Arthur
  • Publisher : KA Publishing PTY LTD
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN : 9780648768661
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The final battle begins… Gwen De Montfort’s greatest fears have now come true. Her brother Max has not only claimed the sword in the stone, but is working with Darkside in order to destroy the royal family and claim the throne for himself. But does he hold the true Witch King’s Sword? Or is the sword he drew a powerful fake? With the attacks on them intensifying, Gwen, her grandmother Moscelyne, and Luc Durant—a sword-bearing warrior from an ancient order of knights—race to not only uncover the truth but find a means of stopping Max before his plans can come to bloody fruition. As an old goddess’s prophecies come true and new powers rise, the dark gates are opened and London comes under attack. But the final battle will not be for the throne or the crown but rather a life, and might well result in Gwen having to make the ultimate sacrifice.

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    Rise Up Kings
  • Author : Skylar Lewis
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 0578937182
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Welcome to the 90 Day Rise Up Kings journal. This is a 90 day guided journal to help you grow in the areas of faith, family, fitness and finance. Skylar Lewis is the author and founder of Rise Up Kings, a Christian based training program and event for businessmen. The same tools and tactics used in his trainings are found throughout this journal. The journal includes daily bible verses, journaling, affirmations and more.

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    Dark Rise
  • Author : C. S. Pacat
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9780062946164
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • * Instant New York Times Bestseller * Indie Bestseller * In this stunning new fantasy novel from international bestselling author C. S. Pacat, heroes and villains of a long-forgotten war are reborn and begin to draw new battle lines. This epic fantasy with high-stakes romance will sit perfectly on shelves next to beloved fantasy novels like the Infernal Devices series, the Shadow and Bone trilogy, and the Red Queen series. Sixteen-year-old dock boy Will is on the run, pursued by the men who killed his mother. Then an old servant tells him of his destiny to fight beside the Stewards, who have sworn to protect humanity if the Dark King ever returns. Will is thrust into a world of magic, where he starts training for a vital role in the oncoming battle against the Dark. As London is threatened and old enmities are awakened, Will must stand with the last heroes of the Light to prevent the fate that destroyed their world from returning to destroy his own. Like V.E. Schwab’s A Darker Shade of Magic and Shelby Mahurin’s Serpent & Dove, Dark Rise is more than just high intrigue fantasy—it’s fast-paced, action-packed, and completely surprising. Readers will love exploring the rich setting of nineteenth-century London. This thrilling story of friendship, deception, loyalty, and betrayal is sure to find a passionate audience of readers.

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    Rise of the Dragons (Kings and Sorcerers--Book 1)
  • Author : Morgan Rice
  • Publisher : Morgan Rice
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 9781632911568
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “If you thought that there was no reason left for living after the end of the Sorcerer’s Ring series, you were wrong. In RISE OF THE DRAGONS Morgan Rice has come up with what promises to be another brilliant series, immersing us in a fantasy of trolls and dragons, of valor, honor, courage, magic and faith in your destiny. Morgan has managed again to produce a strong set of characters that make us cheer for them on every page.…Recommended for the permanent library of all readers that love a well-written fantasy.” --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos The #1 Bestseller! From #1 Bestselling author Morgan Rice comes a sweeping new epic fantasy series: RISE OF THE DRAGONS (KINGS AND SORCERERS—Book 1). Kyra, 15, dreams of becoming a famed warrior, like her father, even though she is the only girl in a fort of boys. As she struggles to understand her special skills, her mysterious inner power, she realizes she is different than the others. But a secret is being kept from her about her birth and the prophecy surrounding her, leaving her to wonder who she really is. Just as Kyra is coming of age, the local lord comes to take her away. Her father wants to wed her off to save her. Kyra, though, refuses, and she quests on her own, into a dangerous wood, where she encounters a wounded dragon—and ignites a series of events that will change the kingdom forever. 15 year old Alec, meanwhile, sacrifices for his brother, taking his place in the draft, and is carted off to The Flames, a wall of flames a hundred feet high that wards off the army of Trolls to the east. On the far side of the kingdom, Merk, a mercenary striving to leave behind his dark past, quests through the wood to become a Watcher of the Towers and help guard the Sword of Fire, the paranormal source of the kingdom’s power. But the Trolls want the Sword, too—and they prepare for a massive invasion that could destroy the kingdoms forever. With its strong atmosphere and complex characters, RISE OF THE DRAGONS is a sweeping, romantic saga of knights and warriors, of kings and lords, of honor and valor, of magic, action, adventure, destiny, sorcery, monsters and dragons. It is a story of love and broken hearts, of deception, of ambition and betrayal. It is fantasy at its finest, inviting us into a world that will live with us forever, one that will appeal to all ages and genders. Book #2 in KINGS AND SORCERERS is also now available! “RISE OF THE DRAGONS succeeds—right from the start…. A superior fantasy…It begins, as it should, with one protagonist's struggles and moves neatly into a wider circle of knights, dragons, magic and monsters, and destiny.…All the trappings of high fantasy are here, from soldiers and battles to confrontations with self….A recommended winner for any who enjoy epic fantasy writing fueled by powerful, believable young adult protagonists.” --Midwest Book Review, D. Donovan, eBook Reviewer

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    Shahnameh
  • Author : Abolqasem Ferdowsi
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 1040
  • ISBN : 9781101993231
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Poetry
  • The definitive translation by Dick Davis of the great national epic of Iran—now newly revised and expanded to be the most complete English-language edition A Penguin Classic Dick Davis—“our pre-eminent translator from the Persian” (The Washington Post)—has revised and expanded his acclaimed translation of Ferdowsi’s masterpiece, adding more than 100 pages of newly translated text. Davis’s elegant combination of prose and verse allows the poetry of the Shahnameh to sing its own tales directly, interspersed sparingly with clearly marked explanations to ease along modern readers. Originally composed for the Samanid princes of Khorasan in the tenth century, the Shahnameh is among the greatest works of world literature. This prodigious narrative tells the story of pre-Islamic Persia, from the mythical creation of the world and the dawn of Persian civilization through the seventh-century Arab conquest. The stories of the Shahnameh are deeply embedded in Persian culture and beyond, as attested by their appearance in such works as The Kite Runner and the love poems of Rumi and Hafez. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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    Mad God Walking
  • Author : Connor Drexler
  • Publisher : CityOwl+ORM
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN : 9781944728311
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Once you check into the Night Hotel, you might never check out . . . A supernatural thriller of otherworldly action and adventure. A stranger on earth and a refugee from a twisted Sideways world, Damon slowly builds a life in Brooklyn with his only friends, Thom and Sarah. Learning how to live as a human does not come easy to the being from the Sideways. Memories of the Night Hotel where he grew up—and his guardians, Aunt and Uncle—still haunt him. Despite his bitter childhood, Damon is determined to forget and become worthy of Sarah’s love and Thom’s friendship. When his new life is threatened by an Inquisition of human wizards who are convinced Damon is the same Mad God once responsible for the Dark Ages, he is forced to use the sorcery of the Sideways to protect it and his friends. But each time he uses the addictive magic of his home, he loses a little more of his hard-won humanity. And he must figure out a way to save them all before he turns into the monster the wizards believe him to be . . .

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    The Rise and Fall of American Growth
  • Author : Robert J. Gordon
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Pages : 784
  • ISBN : 9781400888955
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • How America's high standard of living came to be and why future growth is under threat In the century after the Civil War, an economic revolution improved the American standard of living in ways previously unimaginable. Electric lighting, indoor plumbing, motor vehicles, air travel, and television transformed households and workplaces. But has that era of unprecedented growth come to an end? Weaving together a vivid narrative, historical anecdotes, and economic analysis, The Rise and Fall of American Growth challenges the view that economic growth will continue unabated, and demonstrates that the life-altering scale of innovations between 1870 and 1970 cannot be repeated. Robert Gordon contends that the nation's productivity growth will be further held back by the headwinds of rising inequality, stagnating education, an aging population, and the rising debt of college students and the federal government, and that we must find new solutions. A critical voice in the most pressing debates of our time, The Rise and Fall of American Growth is at once a tribute to a century of radical change and a harbinger of tougher times to come.

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    New Kings of the World
  • Author : Fatima Bhutto
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN : 1733623701
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : PERFORMING ARTS
  • A lively, inside look at how Bollywood, Turkish soap operas, and K-Pop are challenging America's cultural dominance around the world.

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    King of the Rising
  • Author : Kacen Callender
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9780316454957
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • King of the Rising is the searing conclusion to an unflinching and powerful Caribbean-inspired fantasy series about colonialism, resilience and defiance. A revolution has swept through the islands of Hans Lollik and former slave Loren Jannik has been chosen to lead the survivors in a bid to free the islands forever. But the rebels are running out of food, weapons and options. And as the Fjern inch closer to reclaiming Hans Lollik with every battle, Loren is faced with a choice that could shift the course of the revolution in their favor -- or doom it to failure. Islands of Blood and StormQueen of the ConqueredKing of the Rising

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    Fence
  • Author : C.S. Pacat
  • Publisher : Boom! Studios
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 9781641441506
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Tryouts are well underway at King’s Row for a spot on the prodigious fencing team, and scrappy fencer Nicholas isn’t sure he’s going to make the grade in the face of surly upperclassmen, nearly impossibly odds, and his seemingly unstoppable roommate, the surly, sullen Seiji Katayama. It’ll take more than sheer determination to overcome a challenge this big! From the superstar team of C.S. Pacat (The Captive Prince) and fan-favorite artist Johanna the Mad comes the second volume of this acclaimed, dynamic series.

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    Raising a Modern-Day Knight
  • Author : Robert Lewis
  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 160482784X
  • Reader Reviews : 53
  • Genre : Religion
  • What does it mean to be a man? Moreover, how do you as a father instill that reality in your son? By Raising a Modern-Day Knight. The medieval custom of knighthood offers a unique approach to shaping a boy into a strong, godly man. Centuries ago, select boys went through a rigorous, years-long process of clearly defined objectives, goals, and ceremonies—with the hope of achieving knighthood. Along the way, they acquired a boldly masculine vision, an uncompromising code of conduct, and a noble cause in which to invest their lives. They were the heroes of their age. In much the same way, Raising a Modern-Day Knight will show how you, too, can confidently guide your son to the kind of authentic, biblical manhood that can change out world. Complete with ceremony ideas to celebrate accomplishments and ingrain them in the mind of a knight-in-training, this resource is as insightful as it is practical in raising a boy to be a chivalrous, godly man.

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    McGowan: Red Kings Rising
  • Author : Lee Martin
  • Publisher : Outskirts Press
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN : 1977211852
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • It is November, 1991. About the time the final nail was being driven in the coffin of the Soviet Union, from the remnants of its former Red Army leadership and defunct KGB came cold-blooded mobsters such as Andrei Guryev, a sadistic crime lord who set about terrorizing New York's Brighton Beach with his extortion and sex trafficking racket. One man, however, stood in his way...Bruce McGowan. You might know McGowan as America's quintessential counter-terrorist operative, but find out what he was like twenty plus years before when as an FBI Special Agent he took on the ever-surging Russian Mafiya. Working undercover as a homeless vagrant outside of a Russian restaurant, a known Mafiya operation base, Bruce is not only gathering evidence to bring down the malevolent mob boss and his organization but end the senseless slaying of the homeless on the street who seem to always be getting in Guryev's way. Bruce, working in tandem with the lovely Russian-bred Misha Orlov, herself a Bureau plant inside Guryev's operation, in turn becomes the pursued and number one on the crime boss' target list. Although Bruce can be composed, compassionate and cool-headed, you will not believe he's the same man when you experience his ruthless side. He plays by the rules...mostly...but don't make the mistake of going after his family or otherwise pressing his buttons. You may not live to see tomorrow.

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    Fate of the Fallen
  • Author : Kel Kade
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781250293800
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Fate of the Fallen is the start of a brand new adventure from New York Times bestselling author Kel Kade Not all stories have happy endings. Everyone loves Mathias. Naturally, when he discovers it’s his destiny to save the world, he dives in head first, pulling his best friend Aaslo along for the ride. However, saving the world isn’t as easy, or exciting, as it sounds in the stories. The going gets rough and folks start to believe their best chance for survival is to surrender to the forces of evil, which isn’t how the prophecy goes. At all. As the list of allies grows thin, and the friends find themselves staring death in the face they must decide how to become the heroes they were destined to be or, failing that, how to survive. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    The Grace of Kings
  • Author : Ken Liu
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN : 9781481424295
  • Reader Reviews : 24
  • Genre : Fiction
  • One of the Time 100 Best Fantasy Books Of All Time Two men rebel together against tyranny—and then become rivals—in this first sweeping book of an epic fantasy series from Ken Liu, recipient of Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards. Hailed as one of the best books of 2015 by NPR. Wily, charming Kuni Garu, a bandit, and stern, fearless Mata Zyndu, the son of a deposed duke, seem like polar opposites. Yet, in the uprising against the emperor, the two quickly become the best of friends after a series of adventures fighting against vast conscripted armies, silk-draped airships, and shapeshifting gods. Once the emperor has been overthrown, however, they each find themselves the leader of separate factions—two sides with very different ideas about how the world should be run and the meaning of justice. Fans of intrigue, intimate plots, and action will find a new series to embrace in the Dandelion Dynasty.

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    The Dead Zone
  • Author : Stephen King
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9781501141157
  • Reader Reviews : 58
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine A #1 New York Times bestseller about a man who wakes up from a five-year coma able to see people’s futures and the terrible fate awaiting mankind—a “compulsive page-turner” (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution). Johnny Smith awakens from a five-year coma after his car accident and discovers that he can see people’s futures and pasts when he touches them. Many consider his talent a gift; Johnny feels cursed. His fiancée married another man during his coma and people clamor for him to solve their problems. When Johnny has a disturbing vision after he shakes the hand of an ambitious and amoral politician, he must decide if he should take drastic action to change the future. With “powerful tension that holds the reader to the story like a pin to a magnet” (The Houston Post), The Dead Zone is a “faultlessly paced…continuously engrossing” (Los Angeles Times) novel of second sight.

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    Red Rising
  • Author : Pierce Brown
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780345539793
  • Reader Reviews : 192
  • Genre : Fiction
  • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Pierce Brown’s relentlessly entertaining debut channels the excitement of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. “Red Rising ascends above a crowded dys­topian field.”—USA Today ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR—Entertainment Weekly, BuzzFeed, Shelf Awareness “I live for the dream that my children will be born free,” she says. “That they will be what they like. That they will own the land their father gave them.” “I live for you,” I say sadly. Eo kisses my cheek. “Then you must live for more.” Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he toils willingly, trusting that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children. But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and lush wilds spread across the planet. Darrow—and Reds like him—are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class. Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, where the next generation of humanity’s overlords struggle for power. He will be forced to compete for his life and the very future of civilization against the best and most brutal of Society’s ruling class. There, he will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies . . . even if it means he has to become one of them to do so. Praise for Red Rising “[A] spectacular adventure . . . one heart-pounding ride . . . Pierce Brown’s dizzyingly good debut novel evokes The Hunger Games, Lord of the Flies, and Ender’s Game. . . . [Red Rising] has everything it needs to become meteoric.”—Entertainment Weekly “Ender, Katniss, and now Darrow.”—Scott Sigler “Red Rising is a sophisticated vision. . . . Brown will find a devoted audience.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch Don’t miss any of Pierce Brown’s Red Rising Saga: RED RISING • GOLDEN SON • MORNING STAR • IRON GOLD • DARK AGE

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    Revelation
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Pages : 60
  • ISBN : 9780857861016
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Bibles
  • The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.

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    The World Book Encyclopedia
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : UOM:39015051610437
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
  • An encyclopedia designed especially to meet the needs of elementary, junior high, and senior high school students.

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    The Song of Achilles
  • Author : Madeline Miller
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Pages : 369
  • ISBN : 9781408821985
  • Reader Reviews : 2585
  • Genre : Fiction
  • SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORANGE PRIZE FOR FICTION 2012 Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their differences, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something deeper - despite the displeasure of Achilles’s mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess. But when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, Achilles must go to war in distant Troy and fulfill his destiny. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus goes with him, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they hold dear.

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    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
  • Author : Marie Kondo
  • Publisher : Ten Speed Press
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781607747314
  • Reader Reviews : 3279
  • Genre : House & Home
  • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The book that sparked a revolution and inspired the hit Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo: the original guide to decluttering your home once and for all. ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS OF THE DECADE—CNN Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles? Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo’s clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list). With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t), this international bestseller will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.

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    Lord of the Flies
  • Author : William Golding
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0399501487
  • Reader Reviews : 2903
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Golding’s iconic 1954 novel, now with a new foreword by Lois Lowry, remains one of the greatest books ever written for young adults and an unforgettable classic for readers of any age. This edition includes a new Suggestions for Further Reading by Jennifer Buehler. At the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys. At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate. This far from civilization they can do anything they want. Anything. But as order collapses, as strange howls echo in the night, as terror begins its reign, the hope of adventure seems as far removed from reality as the hope of being rescued.

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    Fence
  • Author : C.S. Pacat
  • Publisher : Boom! Studios
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 9781641441872
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • From the superstar team of C.S. Pacat (The Captive Prince) and fan-favorite artist Johanna the Mad comes the third volume of this acclaimed, dynamic series.

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    Kissing Tolstoy
  • Author : Penny Reid
  • Publisher : Cipher-Naught
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN : 9781942874355
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • What do you do when you discover that your super-hot blind date from months ago is now your super-hot Russian Lit professor? You overthink everything and pray for a swift end to your misery, of course! ‘Kissing Tolstoy’ is the first book in the Dear Professor series, is 46k words, and can be read as a standalone. A shorter version of this story (28k words) was entitled ‘Nobody Looks Good in Leather Pants’ and was available via Penny Reid’s newsletter for free over the course of 2017.

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    Fence: Rivals
  • Author : C.S. Pacat
  • Publisher : Boom! Studios
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 9781641447041
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • The GLAAD Award nominated series Fence returns as a graphic novel series as best-selling novelist C.S. Pacat (Captive Prince) and popular online sensation Johanna The Mad present the next all-new thrilling chapter of the Kings Row fencing team! Just as Nicholas, Seiji and the fencing team at the prodigious Kings Row private school seem to be coming together, a deadly rival from their past stands in their way once more. MacRobertson is the school that knocked Kings Row out of the State Championships last year - but unless Nicholas and Seiji can learn to work together as a team, their school is doomed once again! And maybe those two can learn to be something more than teammates too...

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    Everything I Left Unsaid
  • Author : M. O'Keefe
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781101884492
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Fans of Jodi Ellen Malpas, K. Bromberg, and Joanna Wylde will be unable to resist this sexy, deeply intimate tale of a woman running from her past, and the darkly mysterious man who sets her free. I didn’t think answering someone else’s cellphone would change my life. But the stranger with the low, deep voice on the other end of the line tempted me, awakened my body, set me on fire. He was looking for someone else. Instead he found me. And I found a hot, secret world where I felt alive for the first time. His name was Dylan, and, strangely, he made me feel safe. Desired. Compelled. Every dark thing he asked me to do, I did. Without question. I longed to meet him, but we were both keeping secrets. And mine were dangerous. If I took the first step, if I got closer to Dylan—emotionally, physically—then I wouldn’t be hiding anymore. I would be exposed, with nothing left to surrender but the truth. And my truth could hurt us both. Praise for Everything I Left Unsaid “Exquisite, thrilling, and toe-curlingly sensual . . . a delicious guilty pleasure I never wanted to end!”—New York Times bestselling author Katy Evans “I am head over heels in love with Everything I Left Unsaid by M. O’Keefe. Everything about this book hits the mark—the exceptional prose, the brilliantly defined characters, the delicious plot, and all the wonderful, dangerous secrets. It’s an absolute must-read keeper-shelf book!”—New York Times bestselling author J. Kenner “I couldn’t put this book down. Annie’s story is heartbreaking, liberating, sweet, and sexy—I want more!”—New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy “Sweet, sizzling, sexy, and heart-wrenching, Everything I Left Unsaid broke my heart and left me yearning for more.”—New York Times bestselling author Megan Hart “The mystery, the excitement, and not to mention the elusive and very demanding Dylan Daniels will leave you breathless!”—New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones “O’Keefe is one of the best contemporary romance authors writing today. . . . Elegantly sensual and blisteringly sexual, the story immediately hooks readers and keeps them captivated with help from beautiful writing, complex characters, and a healthy dose of secrets, while a cliffhanger ending will have them eagerly awaiting Book 2. Breathtaking and passionately intense—a must-read.”—Kirkus Reviews “[O’Keefe] moves skillfully into . . . romantic suspense with this excellent series launch. . . . [She] infuses the situation with distinctive life and absorbing detail. Captivating characters and a cliffhanger ending will keep readers coming back for more.”—Publishers Weekly Everything I Left Unsaid is intended for mature audiences.

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    The Professor Next Door
  • Author : Jackie Lau
  • Publisher : Jackie Lau Books
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN : 9781989610206
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Friendly neighbors can have their benefits… Nicole Louie-Edwards enjoys the nightlife and bringing men back to her apartment, although lately, she’s gotten tired of the chase. Her quiet new neighbor, David Cho, isn’t her type, but after they get trapped in an elevator together on her birthday, she develops a friendship with the kind geology professor. Then, blushing, he tells her that he can hear her having sex but tries not to listen. Except it’s clear he’d like to, and she’s surprisingly turned on. They embark on a friends-with-benefits arrangement hotter than any she’s had before. She didn’t expect him to be so naughty between the sheets. David becomes a bigger part of her life outside of the bedroom, too, bringing her desserts and going viral on TikTok with her grandmother, but she can’t imagine he wants to be her boyfriend, and it’s not like she wants that, either. She’s convinced she’d lose her identity in a relationship, like she did ten years ago. Yet she can’t help getting more and more attached to the professor next door…

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    Here Be Dragons
  • Author : Susannah Lloyd
  • Publisher : Frances Lincoln Children's Books
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 9780711256620
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A knight is on a mission: to find and slay a dragon. The other knights have told him that there's no such thing as dragons, but he doesn't care. For he has a map, and the map says: "HERE BE DRAGONS!" He travels right to the spot marked ‘X’, past treasure, suspicious bones, and many signs telling him to turn back. He wanders up and down a huge, spiky hill (the dragon's back) shouts into a burrow (the dragon's nose) and eventually walks into a cave (the dragon's mouth)… Will the hapless knight see the dragon before it's too late?! Young readers will love spotting the dragon in the background in this laugh-out-loud story from the author of This Book Can Read Your Mind.