A World Without Heroes

Author: Brandon Mull

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416997938

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 454

View: 2227

Fourteen-year-old Jason Walker is transported to a strange world called Lyrian, where he joins Rachel, who was also drawn there from our world, and a few rebels, to piece together the Word that can destroy the malicious wizard emperor, Surroth.

Brandon Mull's Beyonders Trilogy

A World Without Heroes; Seeds of Rebellion; Chasing the Prophecy

Author: Brandon Mull

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442482389

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 1456

View: 6017

An eBook boxed set of the complete New York Times bestselling Beyonders fantasy trilogy. After falling into a new world called Lyrian, Jason must figure out the clues that piece together an ancient word that could bring down Maldor, the terrifying leader of Lyrian. He is helped with his newfound friend and sidekick, Rachel, who has also stumbled into Lyrian. Together, they go on an extraordinary quest to figure out how to become the heroes that Lyrian needs, no matter what the cost. This epic fantasy trilogy, packaged as an eBook boxed set, includes all three action-packed titles: A World Without Heroes, Seeds of Rebellion, and Chasing the Prophecy.

Seeds of Rebellion

Author: Brandon Mull

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416997997

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 512

View: 6835

The thrills continue in the second action-packed adventure in the #1 New York Times bestselling Beyonders trilogy. After the cliffhanger ending of A World Without Heroes, Jason is back in the world he’s always known—yet for all his efforts to get home, he finds himself itching to return to Lyrian. Jason knows that the shocking truth he learned from Maldor is precious information that all of his friends in Lyrian, including Rachel, need if they have any hope of surviving and defeating the evil emperor. Meanwhile, Rachel and the others have discovered new enemies—as well as new abilities that could turn the tide of the entire quest. And as soon as Jason succeeds in crossing over to Lyrian, he’s in more danger than ever. Once the group reunites, they strive to convince their most-needed ally to join the war and form a rebellion strong enough to triumph over Maldor. At the center of it all, Jason and Rachel realize what roles they’re meant to play—and the answers are as surprising as they are riveting.

Chasing the Prophecy

Author: Brandon Mull

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416997970

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 528

View: 5463

Jason and Rachel's adventures and friendships have made Lyrian more of a home to them than they could have imagined, so now, armed with the prophecy of a dying oracle, they are ready to become Lyrian's heroes whatever the cost to themselves.

Kiss Alive Forever

The Complete Touring History

Author: Curt Gooch,Jeff Suhs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780823083220

Category: Music

Page: 287

View: 2486

Provides overviews of each tour, road crew interviews, opening act listings, and index of all of the band's songs, and more than 200 photos chronicling their concert history. Original.

A Once Crowded Sky

A Novel

Author: Tom King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451652011

Category: Fiction

Page: 326

View: 6177

"Tom King's debut novel opens in an imaginative world of comic book superheroes struggling to take on normal lives after sacrificing their powers to save the world"--

Ghost Letters

Author: Stephen Alter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1599908158

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 6376

When two modern-day kids discover a grotesque secret in an abandoned mailbox, they have no idea they are about to be drawn into a mystery that began on the other side of the world. Through the help of an English genie and a phantom postman, the two children begin to communicate with another boy, a young calligrapher's apprentice who lived 125 years ago in an Indian village. Writing back and forth, across continents and centuries, the three children eventually realize the possibility of changing history by delivering three letters that were never received. If they can make sure these lost letters reach those for whom they were intended, love may be restored, the life of a kidnapped child could be saved, and a secret agent might be able to prevent a pointless war.

Never Without Heroes

Marine Third Reconnaissance Battalion in Vietnam, 1965-70

Author: Lawrence C. Vetter, Jr.

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307784215

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 2371

FOUR CONGRESSIONAL MEDALS OF HONOR, THIRTEEN NAVAL CROSSES, SEVENTY-TWO SILVER STARS . . . In four and a half years in Vietnam, the Marines of the Third Reconnaissance Battalion repeatedly penetrated North Vietnamese and Vietcong sanctuaries by foot and by helicopter to find enemy forces, learn the enemy's intentions, and, when possible, bring deadly fire down on his head. Heavily armed, well-camouflaged teams of six and eight men daily exposed themselves to overwhelming enemy forces so that other Marines would have the information necessary to fight the war. It's all here: grueling, tense, and deadly recon patrols; insertions directly into NVA basecamps; last-stand defenses in the wreckage of downed helicopters; pursuit by superior North Vietnamese forces; agonizing deaths of men who valiantly put their lives on the line. NEVER WITHOUT HEROES is the first book to recount the story of a Marine reconnaissance battalion in Vietnam from the day of its arrival to its withdrawal. In Vietnam, Larry Vetter served as a platoon leader in Third Recon Battalion. He supplements his own recollections with Marine Corps records, exhaustive interviews with veterans, and correspondence to capture the bravery, and self-sacrifice of war. From the Paperback edition.

Arcade Catastrophe

Author: Brandon Mull

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481411209

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 416

View: 1895

Nate and his friends think the new Arcadeland, where tickets can earn jets, tanks, subs, and race cars, is totally cool, until they learn that the arcade owner is hiding a secret.

Beyonders The Complete Set

A World Without Heroes; Seeds of Rebellion; Chasing the Prophecy

Author: Brandon Mull

Publisher: Aladdin

ISBN: 9781442485938

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 1456

View: 7471

Don’t miss any of Jason’s thrilling adventures—get the complete boxed set of the Beyonders trilogy. After falling into a new world called Lyrian, Jason must figure out the clues that piece together an ancient word that could bring down Maldor, the terrifying leader of Lyrian. He is helped with his newfound friend and sidekick, Rachel, who has also stumbled into Lyrian. Together, they go on an extraordinary quest to figure out how to become the heroes that Lyrian needs, no matter what the cost. This epic fantasy trilogy includes all three action-packed titles: A World Without Heroes, Seeds of Rebellion, and Chasing the Prophecy.

Death Weavers

Author: Brandon Mull

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442497092

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 512

View: 5560

Cole and his friends finally reach the fourth of the five kingdoms, Necronum, land of the dead, where they confront unexpected dangers and meet new allies.

Dragon and Thief

Author: Timothy Zahn

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504050495

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

View: 7952

The first novel in the Dragonback series is “a romp of a space thriller” (Booklist) from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Star Wars: Thrawn. Jack Morgan is dealing with more trouble than any young man deserves. Raised to be a professional thief and con artist by his late uncle Virgil, he’s survived on his uncle’s spaceship with the help of an AI program. But when he’s accused of a crime he actually didn’t commit, Jack is forced to flee to a remote, uninhabited planet where he can stay off the radar for a while. His solitude is soon interrupted when a ship crashes on Jack’s hideout after a terrible space battle. There’s only one survivor: a warrior called Draycos, whose reptilian race is being targeted for extinction. The good news is that if Jack helps Draycos, the odd creature might be able to help clear Jack’s name. The not-so-good news is that to survive, Draycos must bond—physically and mentally—with a sentient being to use as his “host.” And it looks like Jack is the only sentient being around . . .

The Hero with a Thousand Faces

Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1577315936

Category: Psychology

Page: 418

View: 9729

Discusses the universal legend of the hero in world mythology, focusing on the motif of the hero's journey through adventure and transformation.

Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different

True Tales of Amazing Boys Who Changed the World without Killing Dragons

Author: Ben Brooks

Publisher: Running Press Kids

ISBN: 0762465913

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 2370

!--[if gte mso 9] 800x600 ![endif]-- New York Times bestseller Boys can be anything they want to be! This timely book joins and expands the gender-role conversation and gives middle-grade boys a welcome alternative message: that masculinity can mean many things. You won't find any stories of slaying dragons or saving princesses here. In Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different, author Ben Brooks-with the help of Quinton Wintor's striking full-color illustrations-offers a welcome alternative narrative: one that celebrates introverts and innovators, sensitivity and resilience, individuality and expression. It's an accessible compilation of 75 famous and not-so-famous men from the past to the present day, every single one of them a rule-breaker and stereotype-smasher in his own way. Entries include Frank Ocean, Salvador Dali, Beethoven, Barack Obama, Ai Weiwei, Jesse Owens, and so many more-heroes from all walks of life and from all over the world.

Sky Raiders

Author: Brandon Mull

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442497009

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 432

View: 6748

Whisked through a portal to The Outskirts, an in-between world, sixth-grader Cole must rescue his friends and find his way back home--before his existence is forgotten.

Her Own Hero

The Origins of the Women’s Self-Defense Movement

Author: Wendy L. Rouse

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479802719

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 7145

The surprising roots of the self-defense movement and the history of women’s empowerment. At the turn of the twentieth century, women famously organized to demand greater social and political freedoms like gaining the right to vote. However, few realize that the Progressive Era also witnessed the birth of the women’s self-defense movement. It is nearly impossible in today’s day and age to imagine a world without the concept of women’s self defense. Some women were inspired to take up boxing and jiu-jitsu for very personal reasons that ranged from protecting themselves from attacks by strangers on the street to rejecting gendered notions about feminine weakness and empowering themselves as their own protectors. Women’s training in self defense was both a reflection of and a response to the broader cultural issues of the time, including the women’s rights movement and the campaign for the vote. Perhaps more importantly, the discussion surrounding women’s self-defense revealed powerful myths about the source of violence against women and opened up conversations about the less visible violence that many women faced in their own homes. Through self-defense training, women debunked patriarchal myths about inherent feminine weakness, creating a new image of women as powerful and self-reliant. Whether or not women consciously pursued self-defense for these reasons, their actions embodied feminist politics. Although their individual motivations may have varied, their collective action echoed through the twentieth century, demanding emancipation from the constrictions that prevented women from exercising their full rights as citizens and human beings. This book is a fascinating and comprehensive introduction to one of the most important women’s issues of all time. This book will provoke good debate and offer distinct responses and solutions.

Vanity Fair

A Novel Without a Hero

Author: William Makepeace Thackeray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: British

Page: 688

View: 2005


The Candy Shop War

Author: Brandon Mull

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481411195

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7574

When fifth-graders Nate, Summer, Trevor, and Pigeon meet the new candy store owner Mrs. White, she gives them magical candy that endows them with super powers, but soon they find that along with these benefits are dangerous consequences.

Crystal Keepers

Author: Brandon Mull

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442497084

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 496

View: 2601

Trapped in a world where magic is powerful and dreams are real, Cole continues his quest in book three of this New York Times bestselling “fanciful, action-packed adventure” series (Publishers Weekly, starred review), from the author of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series. Cole Randolph still can’t believe the way his life has been turned inside out. Stuck in a strange land far from home, he found his friend Dalton and has survived the first two kingdoms of the Outskirts. But none of that has prepared him for the magnetic highways and robotic bounty hunters of Zeropolis. Ruled by Abram Trench, the one Grand Shaper who stayed loyal to the evil High King, the government of Zeropolis uses advanced technologies to keep tight control. Luckily, the resistance in Zeropolis is anchored by the Crystal Keepers—a group of young rebels with unique weapons. On the run from the High King’s secret police, Cole and Dalton venture to find more of their lost friends—and help their new friend, Mira, locate her sister Constance. But as their enemies ruthlessly dismantle the resistance, time is running out for Cole to uncover the secrets behind the Zeropolitan government and unravel the mystery of who helped the High King steal his daughters’ powers. Will Cole be able to fix what has gone awry with the magic in The Outskirts, or will he be stranded forever in a world between reality and imagination?