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Power That Preserves
  • Author : Stephen R. Donaldson
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Pages : 301
  • ISBN : 9780345348678
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “A trilogy of remarkable scope and sophistication.”—Los Angeles Times Twice before Thomas Covenant had been summoned to the strange otherworld where magic worked. Twice before he had been forced to join with the Lords of Revelstone in their war against Lord Foul, the ancient enemy of the Land. Now he was back—to a Land ravaged by the armies of Lord Foul. The Lords were besieged and helpless. No place was safe, and Foul's victory seemed certain. Only Covenant could avert it. Desperately and without hope, he set out to confront the might of the Enemy. Along with him traveled a Giant, a Bloodguard, and the madwoman he had wronged. And in Foul's Creche, Lord Foul grew in power with each new defeat for the Land. . . .

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    The Power That Preserves
  • Author : Stephen R. Donaldson
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 489
  • ISBN : 034541845X
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Twice before, Thomas Covenant had been summoned to the Land, the strange other-world where magic worked.

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    The Power that Preserves
  • Author : Stephen R. Donaldson
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Pages : 514
  • ISBN : 0345296583
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Covenant, Thomas (Fictitious character)
  • " A trilogy of remarkable scope and sophistication." LOS ANGELES TIMESTwice before Thomas Covenant had been summoned to the strange other-world where magic worked. Twice before he had been forced to join with the Lords of Revelstone in their war against Lord Foul, the ancient enemy of the Land. Now he was back. This time the Lords of Revelstone were desperate. Without hope, Covenant set out to confront the might of the enemy, as Lord Foul grew more powerful with every defeat for the Land....

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    The Power that Preserves
  • Author : Stephen R. Donaldson
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Pages : 379
  • ISBN : 0345314166
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
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    Lord Foul's Bane
  • Author : Stephen R. Donaldson
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9780307818652
  • Reader Reviews : 87
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “Covenant is [Stephen R.] Donaldson's genius!”—The Village Voice He called himself Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, because he dared not believe in this strange alternate world on which he suddenly found himself. Yet the Land tempted him. He had been sick; now he seemed better than ever before. Through no fault of his own, he had been outcast, unclean, a pariah. Now he was regarded as a reincarnation of the Land's greatest hero—Berek Halfhand—armed with the mystic power of White Gold. That power alone could protect the Lords of the Land from the ancient evil of the Despiser, Lord Foul. Except that Covenant had no idea how to use that power. . . .

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    The Illearth War
  • Author : Stephen R. Donaldson
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 9780307818676
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “The Thomas Covenant saga . . . will certainly find a place on the small list of true classics in its specialized field.”—The Washington Post Book World After scant days in his “real” world, Thomas Covenant finds himself again summoned to the Land. There, forty bitter years have passed, while Lord Foul, immortal enemy of the Land, moves to fulfill his prophecy of doom. The Council of Lords find their spells useless, now that Foul the Despiser holds the Illearth Stone, ancient source of evil power. At last High Lord Elena turns in desperation to Covenant and the legendary white gold magic of his ring. . . .

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    The Runes of the Earth
  • Author : Stephen R. Donaldson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN : 9781101208373
  • Reader Reviews : 19
  • Genre : Fiction
  • New York Times bestselling author Stephen R. Donaldson presents the first novel of the four-volume finale to the series that’s become a modern fantasy classic: The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant. Thomas Covenant lost everything. Abandoned by his wife and child, sick and alone, he was transported while unconscious to a magical, dreamlike world called the Land. Convinced it was all a delusion, Covenant was christened The Unbeliever by the Land’s inhabitants—but gave his life to save this new-found world he came to regard as precious. Ten years after Covenant’s death, Linden Avery still mourns for her beloved companion. But a violent confrontation with Covenant’s son, who is doing the evil Lord Foul’s bidding, forces her into the Land, where a dark malevolence is about to unmake the laws of nature—and of life and death itself. It is here that she comes upon Esmer, son of the Dancers of the Sea, a creature of strange powers who draws Linden backwards through time to witness Thomas Covenant’s return to life, and to reinvent the mysterious, dangerous, and violent history of the Land.

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    The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever: The Power that preserves
  • Author : Stephen R. Donaldson
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 514
  • ISBN : 0345310306
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Covenant, Thomas (Fictitious character)
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    The Wounded Land
  • Author : Stephen Donaldson
  • Publisher : Voyager
  • Pages : 466
  • ISBN : 0008287422
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Corruption
  • 'Comparable to Tolkien at his best' WASHINGTON POST

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    Fatal Revenant
  • Author : Stephen R. Donaldson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN : 9781101208786
  • Reader Reviews : 15
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The instant New York Times bestseller, and the return of the Thomas Covenant series "a landmark fantasy saga." (Entertainment Weekly) In the most eagerly-awaited literary sequel in years, Linden Avery, who loved Thomas Covenant and watched him die at the end of Book Six, has returned to the Land in search of her kidnapped son, Jeremiah. As Fatal Revenant begins, Linden watches from the battlements of Revelstone while the impossible happens, riding ahead of the hordes attacking Revelstone are Jeremiah and Covenant himself, apparently very much alive. But Covenant is strangely changed?

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    The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant
  • Author : Stephen R. Donaldson
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 596
  • ISBN : 039915678X
  • Reader Reviews : 26
  • Genre : Covenant, Thomas (Fictitious character)
  • Linden's defiant act of love--resurrecting Thomas Covenant--awakens the Worm of the World's End. If they have any chance to save the Land, it will come from unlikely sources--including the mysterious boy Jeremiah, Linden's adopted son, whose secrets are only beginning to come to light.

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    The One Tree
  • Author : Stephen R. Donaldson
  • Publisher : Voyager
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 0008287430
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Books
  • 'Comparable to Tolkien at his best' WASHINGTON POSTReturning millions of readers to the Land and continuing the epic story of the anti-hero fated to be its saviour, THE SECOND CHRONICLES OF THOMAS COVENANT secured Stephen Donaldson's reputation as a master of modern fantasy. Knowing that the fabled One Tree may hold the only means of breaking Lord Foul's power, Thomas Covenant and Linden Avery embark on a perilous voyage to discover its location. On their journey, Covenant and Avery will explore new realms and meet new peoples. Even far from the Land, however, the grip of evil is strong and there are many who would see them fail. Soon, Covenant and Avery's quest becomes a desperate fight for survival.

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    The One Tree
  • Author : Stephen R. Donaldson
  • Publisher : Voyager
  • Pages : 479
  • ISBN : 0006163831
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : American fiction
  • Volume Two of Stephen Donaldson's acclaimed second trilogy featuing the compelling anti-hero Thomas Covenant.

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    White Gold Wielder
  • Author : Stephen R. Donaldson
  • Publisher : Voyager
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 0008287449
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Leprosy
  • 'Comparable to Tolkien at his best' WASHINGTON POST

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    The Redemption of Althalus
  • Author : David Eddings,Leigh Eddings
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Pages : 793
  • ISBN : 9780345440785
  • Reader Reviews : 18
  • Genre : Fiction
  • David and Leigh Eddings were mythmakers and world builders of the first order. With The Redemption of Althalus, the authors of the Belgariad and Malloreon sagas created a thrilling stand-alone epic—boldly written and brilliantly imagined. It would be sheer folly to try to conceal the true nature of Althalus, for his flaws are the stuff of legend. He is, as all men know, a thief, a liar, an occasional murderer, an outrageous braggart, and a man devoid of even the slightest hint of honor. Yet of all the men in the world, it is Althalus, unrepentant rogue and scoundrel, who will become the champion of humanity in its desperate struggle against the forces of an ancient god determined to return the universe to nothingness. On his way to steal The Book from the House at the End of the World, Althalus is confronted by a cat--a cat with eyes like emeralds, the voice of a woman, and the powers of a goddess. She is Dweia, sister to The Gods and a greater thief even than Althalus. She must be: for in no time at all, she has stolen his heart. And more. She has stolen time itself. For when Althalus leaves the House at the End of the World, much wiser but not a day older than when he'd first entered it, thousands of years have gone by. But Dweia is not the only one able to manipulate time. Her evil brother shares the power, and while Dweia has been teaching Althalus the secrets of The Book, the ancient God has been using the dark magic of his own Book to rewrite history. Yet all is not lost. But only if Althalus, still a thief at heart, can bring together a ragtag group of men, women, and children with no reason to trust him or each other. Praise for The Redemption of Althalus “Highly recommended . . . Featuring a cast of engaging characters, some fanciful plot twists, and a light-hearted atmosphere that should appeal strongly to fans and first-time readers alike.”—Library Journal “The story takes off. The interactions between characters, straightforward plotting, and doses of wry humor keep the tale humming.”—Booklist “An engaging young reprobate hero . . . [A] magical realm of good-natured fun.”—Publishers Weekly “A compelling, involving story.”—Science Fiction Chronicle

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    The Last Dark
  • Author : Stephen R. Donaldson
  • Publisher : Ace
  • Pages : 590
  • ISBN : 9780425270059
  • Reader Reviews : 28
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Having pursued separate goals in support of loved ones in the magical reality known only as "The Land," Thomas Covenant and Linden Avery reunite and discover their true power in each other before considering a magical sacrifice to stop the Worm of the World's End.

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    The Black Prism
  • Author : Brent Weeks
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Pages : 677
  • ISBN : 9780316087544
  • Reader Reviews : 82
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In a world where magic is tightly controlled, the most powerful man in history must choose between his kingdom and his son in the first book in the epic NYT bestselling Lightbringer series. Guile is the Prism. He is high priest and emperor, a man whose power, wit, and charm are all that preserves a tenuous peace. Yet Prisms never last, and Guile knows exactly how long he has left to live. When Guile discovers he has a son, born in a far kingdom after the war that put him in power, he must decide how much he's willing to pay to protect a secret that could tear his world apart. If you loved the action and adventure of the Night Angel trilogy, you will devour this incredible epic fantasy series by Brent Weeks.

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    The 48 Laws of Power
  • Author : Robert Greene
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9781101042458
  • Reader Reviews : 139
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this multi-million-copy New York Times bestseller is the definitive manual for anyone interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control – from the author of The Laws of Human Nature. In the book that People magazine proclaimed “beguiling” and “fascinating,” Robert Greene and Joost Elffers have distilled three thousand years of the history of power into 48 essential laws by drawing from the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz and also from the lives of figures ranging from Henry Kissinger to P.T. Barnum. Some laws teach the need for prudence (“Law 1: Never Outshine the Master”), others teach the value of confidence (“Law 28: Enter Action with Boldness”), and many recommend absolute self-preservation (“Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally”). Every law, though, has one thing in common: an interest in total domination. In a bold and arresting two-color package, The 48 Laws of Power is ideal whether your aim is conquest, self-defense, or simply to understand the rules of the game.

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    The King's Justice
  • Author : Stephen R. Donaldson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 9780425283899
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A cause for celebration among Stephen R. Donaldson’s many fans: two original novellas—his first publication since finishing the Thomas Covenant series. In “The King’s Justice,” a stranger dressed in black arrives in the village of Settle’s Crossways, following the scent of a terrible crime. He even calls himself Black, though almost certainly that is not his name. The people of the village discover that they have a surprising urge to cooperate with this stranger, though the desire of inhabitants of quiet villages to cooperate with strangers is not common in their land, or most lands. But this gift will not save him as he discovers the nature of the evil concealed in Settle’s Crossways. The “Augur’s Gambit” is a daring plan created by Mayhew Gordian, Hieronomer to the Queen of Indemnie, a plan to save his Queen and his country. Gordian is a reader of entrails. In the bodies of chickens, lambs, piglets, and one stillborn infant he sees the same message: the island nation of Indemnie is doomed. But even in the face of certain destruction a man may fight, and the Hieronomer is utterly loyal to his beautiful Queen—and to her only daughter. The “Augur’s Gambit” is his mad attempt to save a kingdom.

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    U.S. Foreign Policy
  • Author : Steven W. Hook
  • Publisher : CQ Press
  • Pages : 882
  • ISBN : 9781506321608
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Political Science
  • The same aspects of American government and society that propelled the United States to global primacy have also hampered its orderly and successful conduct of foreign policy. This paradox challenges U.S. leaders to overcome threats to America's world power in the face of fast-moving global developments and political upheavals at home. The fully updated Fifth Edition of Steven W. Hook’s U.S. Foreign Policy: The Paradox of World Power explores this paradox, identifies its key sources and manifestations, and considers its future implications as it asks whether U.S. foreign policymakers can manage these dynamics in a manner that preserves U.S. primacy.

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    Jane Austen
  • Author : Nora Bartlett
  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 9781783749782
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • This exhilarating collection of essays is the product of a lifetime's engagement with Jane Austen's writing. They are modest, searching, wonderfully perceptive essays from which all lovers of Jane Austen, the most knowledgeable as well as those who have just discovered her, will have much to learn. They are essays that send us back to the novels with a renewed understanding of Jane Austen's extraordinary achievement. Prof. Richard Cronin, University of Glasgow This volume presents an exhilarating and insightful collection of essays on Jane Austen – distilling the author’s deep understanding and appreciation of Austen’s works across a lifetime. The volume is both intra- and inter-textual in focus, ranging from perceptive analysis of individual scenes to the exploration of motifs across Austen’s fiction. Full of astute connections, these lively discussions hinge on the study of human behaviour – from family relationships to sickness and hypochondria – highlighting Austen’s artful literary techniques and her powers of human observation. Jane Austen: Reflections of a Reader by (the late) Nora Bartlett is a brilliant contribution to the field of Jane Austen studies, both in its accessible style (which preserves the oral register of the original lectures), and in its foregrounding of the reader in a warm, compelling and incisive conversation about Austen’s works. As such, it will appeal widely to all lovers of Jane Austen, whether first-time readers, students or scholars.

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    Bloodmarked
  • Author : Tracy Deonn
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN : 9781534441637
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : JUVENILE FICTION
  • "When the leaders of the Order reveal that they will do everything in their power to keep the approaching demon war a secret, Bree and her friends go on the run so she can learn how to control her devastating new powers."--

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    Malice
  • Author : Heather Walter
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9781984818669
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A princess isn’t supposed to fall for an evil sorceress. But in this “bewitching and fascinating” (Tamora Pierce) retelling of “Sleeping Beauty,” true love is more than a simple fairy tale. “Walter’s spellbinding debut is for all the queer girls and women who’ve been told to keep their gifts hidden and for those yearning to defy gravity.”—O: The Oprah Magazine Once upon a time, there was a wicked fairy who, in an act of vengeance, cursed a line of princesses to die. A curse that could only be broken by true love’s kiss. You’ve heard this before, haven’t you? The handsome prince. The happily ever after. Utter nonsense. Let me tell you, no one in Briar actually cares about what happens to its princesses. Not the way they care about their jewels and elaborate parties and charm-granting elixirs. I thought I didn’t care, either. Until I met her. Princess Aurora. The last heir to Briar’s throne. Kind. Gracious. The future queen her realm needs. One who isn’t bothered that I am Alyce, the Dark Grace, abhorred and feared for the mysterious dark magic that runs in my veins. Humiliated and shamed by the same nobles who pay me to bottle hexes and then brand me a monster. Aurora says I should be proud of my gifts. That she . . . cares for me. Even though a power like mine was responsible for her curse. But with less than a year until that curse will kill her, any future I might see with Aurora is swiftly disintegrating—and she can’t stand to kiss yet another insipid prince. I want to help her. If my power began her curse, perhaps it’s what can lift it. Perhaps together we could forge a new world. Nonsense again. Because we all know how this story ends, don’t we? Aurora is the beautiful princess. And I— I am the villain. Book One of the Malice Duology

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    Legendborn
  • Author : Tracy Deonn
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 9781534441620
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • An Instant New York Times Bestseller! Winner of the Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe for New Talent Author Award Filled with mystery and an intriguingly rich magic system, Tracy Deonn’s YA contemporary fantasy reinvents the King Arthur legend and “braids together Southern folk traditions and Black Girl Magic into a searing modern tale of grief, power, and self-discovery” (Dhonielle Clayton, New York Times bestselling author of The Belles). After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family memories or childhood home. A residential program for bright high schoolers at UNC–Chapel Hill seems like the perfect escape—until Bree witnesses a magical attack her very first night on campus. A flying demon feeding on human energies. A secret society of so called “Legendborn” students that hunt the creatures down. And a mysterious teenage mage who calls himself a “Merlin” and who attempts—and fails—to wipe Bree’s memory of everything she saw. The mage’s failure unlocks Bree’s own unique magic and a buried memory with a hidden connection: the night her mother died, another Merlin was at the hospital. Now that Bree knows there’s more to her mother’s death than what’s on the police report, she’ll do whatever it takes to find out the truth, even if that means infiltrating the Legendborn as one of their initiates. She recruits Nick, a self-exiled Legendborn with his own grudge against the group, and their reluctant partnership pulls them deeper into the society’s secrets—and closer to each other. But when the Legendborn reveal themselves as the descendants of King Arthur’s knights and explain that a magical war is coming, Bree has to decide how far she’ll go for the truth and whether she should use her magic to take the society down—or join the fight. This paperback edition of Legendborn contains a teaser to the thrilling sequel, Bloodmarked, as well as an exclusive short story from Selwyn Kane's perspective!

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    The Mirror of Her Dreams
  • Author : Stephen R. Donaldson
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN : 9780307819246
  • Reader Reviews : 22
  • Genre : Fiction
  • With The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Stephen R. Donaldson changed the face of fantasy fiction forever. In The Mirror of Her Dreams, the astonishing first novel in the two-volume Mordant’s Need series, Donaldson shows us a world of wondrous beauty and seductive illusion, where mirrors hold the deadliest of magics and nothing is what it seems. . . . The daughter of rich but neglectful parents, Terisa Morgan lives alone in a New York City apartment, a young woman who has grown to doubt her own existence. Surrounded by the flat reassurance of mirrors, she leads an unfulfilled life—until the night a strange man named Geraden comes crashing through one of her mirrors, on a quest to find a champion to save his kingdom of Mordant from a pervasive evil that threatens the land. Terisa is no champion. She wields neither magic nor power. And yet, much to her own surprise, when Geraden begs her to come back with him, she agrees. Now, in a culture where women are little more than the playthings of powerful men, in a castle honeycombed with secret passages and clever traps, in a kingdom threatened from without and within by enemies able to appear and vanish out of thin air, Terisa must become more than the pale reflection of a person. For the way back to Earth is closed to her. And the enemies of Mordant will stop at nothing to see her dead.

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    Dr Space Junk vs The Universe
  • Author : Alice Gorman
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780262357135
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Science
  • A pioneering space archaeologist explores artifacts left behind in space and on Earth, from moon dust to Elon Musk's red sports car. Alice Gorman is a space archaeologist: she examines the artifacts of human encounters with space. These objects, left behind on Earth and in space, can be massive (dead satellites in eternal orbit) or tiny (discarded zip ties around a defunct space antenna). They can be bold (an American flag on the moon) or hopeful (messages from Earth sent into deep space). They raise interesting questions: Why did Elon Musk feel compelled to send a red Tesla into space? What accounts for the multiple rocket-themed playgrounds constructed after the Russians launched Sputnik? Gorman—affectionately known as “Dr Space Junk” —takes readers on a journey through the solar system and beyond, deploying space artifacts, historical explorations, and even the occasional cocktail recipe in search of the ways that we make space meaningful. Engaging and erudite, Gorman recounts her background as a (nonspace) archaeologist and how she became interested in space artifacts. She shows us her own piece of space junk: a fragment of the fuel tank insulation from Skylab, the NASA spacecraft that crash-landed in Western Australia in 1979. She explains that the conventional view of the space race as “the triumph of the white, male American astronaut” seems inadequate; what really interests her, she says, is how everyday people engage with space. To an archaeologist, objects from the past are significant because they remind us of what we might want to hold on to in the future.

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    The Power of Scenery
  • Author : Dennis Drabelle
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781496220776
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : History
  • The Power of Scenery tells the story of how the world’s national parks came to be, with Frederick Law Olmsted’s insights and energy serving to link three American jewels: Yosemite National Park, Yellowstone National Park, and Niagara Falls State Park.

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    A Man Rides Through
  • Author : Stephen R. Donaldson
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN : 9780307819239
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In The Mirror of Her Dreams, the dazzling first volume of Mordant’s Need, New York Times bestselling author Stephen R. Donaldson introduced us to the richly imagined world of Mordant, where mirrors are magical portals into places of beauty and terror. Now, with A Man Rides Through, Donaldson brings the story of Terisa Morgan to an unforgettable conclusion. . . . Aided by the powerful magic of Vagel, the evil Arch-Imager, the merciless armies are marching against the kingdom of Mordant. In its hour of greatest need, two unlikely champions emerge. One is Geraden, whose inability to master the simplest skills of Imagery has made him a laughingstock. The other is Terisa Morgan, transferred to Mordant from a Manhattan apartment by Geraden’s faulty magic. Together, Geraden and Terisa discover undreamed-of talents within themselves—talents that make them more than a match for any Imager . . . including Vagel himself. Unfortunately, those talents also mark them for death. Branded as traitors, they are forced to flee the castle for their lives. Now, all but defenseless in a war-torn countryside ravaged by the vilest horrors Imagery can spawn, Geraden and Terisa must put aside past failures and find the courage to embrace their powers—and their love—before Vagel can spring his final trap.

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    A Canticle for Leibowitz
  • Author : Walter M. Miller
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN : PSU:000028922933
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction in English
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    The Unremembered
  • Author : Peter Orullian
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9780765379870
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A sprawling, complex tale of magic and destiny that won't disappoint its readers. This auspicious beginning for author Peter Orullian will have you looking forward to more.--Terry Brooks.

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    Power That Preserves
  • Author : Stephen R. Donaldson
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9780307818669
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “A trilogy of remarkable scope and sophistication.”—Los Angeles Times Twice before Thomas Covenant had been summoned to the strange otherworld where magic worked. Twice before he had been forced to join with the Lords of Revelstone in their war against Lord Foul, the ancient enemy of the Land. Now he was back—to a Land ravaged by the armies of Lord Foul. The Lords were besieged and helpless. No place was safe, and Foul's victory seemed certain. Only Covenant could avert it. Desperately and without hope, he set out to confront the might of the Enemy. Along with him traveled a Giant, a Bloodguard, and the madwoman he had wronged. And in Foul's Creche, Lord Foul grew in power with each new defeat for the Land. . . .

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    Cervical Laminoplasty
  • Author : K. Nakamura,Y. Toyama,Y. Hoshino
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN : 9784431539834
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Medical
  • Cervical laminoplasty for the treatment of ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament was developed and refined in Japan during the 1970s. Since that time, various cervical laminoplasty techniques have been further analyzed and modified, and have proven to be clinically successful. Until now cervical laminoplasty has been practiced primarily in Japan, and surgeons outside Japan had only limited access to the detailed English literature needed to make full use of the procedures. This book fills that gap in English information and provides a detailed, up-to-date guide to performing safe and effective cervical laminoplasty. Drawing on the latest knowledge from Japan, the book covers the history of cervical laminoplasty, surgical anatomy, basic procedures, modified procedures, possible complications, and perspectives on the future of expansive laminoplasty. This volume by leaders in the field is an excellent guide for all surgeons interested in laminoplasty.

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    Prince of Thorns
  • Author : Mark Lawrence
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781101543290
  • Reader Reviews : 63
  • Genre : Fiction
  • BOOK ONE IN THE BROKEN EMPIRE TRILOGY “Prince of Thorns deserves attention as the work of an iconoclast who seems determined to turn that familiar thing, Medievalesque Fantasy Trilogy, entirely on its head.”—Locus When he was nine, he watched as his mother and brother were killed before him. By the time he was thirteen, he was the leader of a band of bloodthirsty thugs. By fifteen, he intends to be king... It’s time for Prince Honorous Jorg Ancrath to return to the castle he turned his back on, to take what’s rightfully his. Since the day he hung pinned on the thorns of a briar patch and watched Count Renar’s men slaughter his mother and young brother, Jorg has been driven to vent his rage. Life and death are no more than a game to him—and he has nothing left to lose. But treachery awaits him in his father’s castle. Treachery and dark magic. No matter how fierce his will, can one young man conquer enemies with power beyond his imagining?

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    The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant
  • Author : Stephen Donaldson
  • Publisher : Harpercollins Pub Limited
  • Pages : 1245
  • ISBN : 000647330X
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The magnificent saga of Thomas Covenant continues in Stephen Donaldson's highly acclaimed second epic fantasy trilogy, together in one volume.

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    Dragon Wing
  • Author : Margaret Weis,Tracy Hickman
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 430
  • ISBN : 1442093579
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Death Gate Universe (Imaginary place)
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    The Power that Preserves
  • Author : Stephen R. Donaldson
  • Publisher : Del Rey Books
  • Pages : 516
  • ISBN : 0345257189
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Covenant, Thomas (Fictitious character)
  • " A trilogy of remarkable scope and sophistication." LOS ANGELES TIMESTwice before Thomas Covenant had been summoned to the strange other-world where magic worked. Twice before he had been forced to join with the Lords of Revelstone in their war against Lord Foul, the ancient enemy of the Land. Now he was back. This time the Lords of Revelstone were desperate. Without hope, Covenant set out to confront the might of the enemy, as Lord Foul grew more powerful with every defeat for the Land....

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    Shadow of the Plantation
  • Author : Charles Spurgeon Johnson
  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Pages : 215
  • ISBN : 1412834023
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • A survey of African-American life in the South after slavery was abolished, and before the civil rights movement

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    Traditional Plant Foods of Canadian Indigenous Peoples
  • Author : Harriet Kuhnlein,Nancy J Turner
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 648
  • ISBN : 9781000092325
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Nature
  • First published in 1991, Traditional Plant Foods of Canadian Indigenous Peoples details the nutritional properties, botanical characteristics and ethnic uses of a wide variety of traditional plant foods used by the Indigenous Peoples of Canada. Comprehensive and detailed, this volume explores both the technical use of plants and their cultural connections. It will be of interest to scholars from a variety of backgrounds, including Indigenous Peoples with their specific cultural worldviews; nutritionists and other health professionals who work with Indigenous Peoples and other rural people; other biologists, ethnologists, and organizations that address understanding of the resources of the natural world; and academic audiences from a variety of disciplines.

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    Seventh Decimate
  • Author : Stephen R. Donaldson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780399586149
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The acclaimed author of the Thomas Covenant Chronicles launches a powerful new trilogy about a prince’s desperate quest for a sorcerous library to save his people. Fire. Wind. Pestilence. Earthquake. Drought. Lightning. These are the six Decimates, wielded by sorcerers for both good and evil. But a seventh Decimate exists—the most devastating one of all... For centuries, the realms of Belleger and Amika have been at war, with sorcerers from both sides harnessing the Decimates to rain blood and pain upon their enemy. But somehow, in some way, the Amikans have discovered and invoked a seventh Decimate, one that strips all lesser sorcery of its power. And now the Bellegerins stand defenseless. Prince Bifalt, eldest son of the Bellegerin King, would like to see the world wiped free of sorcerers. But it is he who is charged with finding the repository of all of their knowledge, to locate the book of the seventh Decimate—and reverse the fate of his land. All hope rests with Prince Bifalt. But the legendary library, which may or may not exist, lies beyond an unforgiving desert and treacherous mountains—and beyond the borders of his own experience. Wracked by hunger and fatigue, sacrificing loyal men along the way, Prince Bifalt will discover that there is a game being played by those far more powerful than he could ever imagine. And that he is nothing but a pawn...