Author: David Anthony Durham

Publisher: Anchor Books

ISBN: 0307947130

Category: Fiction

Page: 763

View: 637

Leodan Akaran, the ruler of an idyllic empire, hides the dark realities of their prosperity from his children, until an assassin from the Mein, a race exiled to a stronghold in the north, strikes him down and frees his children.


Author: Kristina Mathai

Publisher: Abbott Press

ISBN: 1458219844

Category: Fiction

Page: 338

View: 9778

The League is all sixteen-year-old Terri Adams has ever known. Within the Domes protection from scorching sunlight and insufferable pollution, she is just one of the inhabitants of the League who is beginning to feel somewhat helpless as crime emerges in her prestige society. When Terri is offered a ride home from a teacher she mistakenly believes she can trust, she is kidnapped and rendered unconscious. After she awakens in a strange new world, Terri soon realizes her life has been thrown into chaos. Her family is banished from the League, her kidnapper is on the loose, and now it is up to Terri to bring back justice for everyone. As she begins a challenging journey to uncover the truth about life behind the Dome and learn about love, Terris priorities become a jumbled mess as she attempts to distinguish what is more important: family and honor or passion and revelation. In this inspiring science fiction adventure, a teenager attempts to overcome conformity and deception and find faith and hope after she finds herself in an unfamiliar world where nothing is certain.

The Sacred Band

Author: David Anthony Durham

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307947157

Category: Fiction

Page: 764

View: 2451

Queen Corinn masters spells found in the ancient Book of Elenet, while her younger brother embarks on a perilous mission to the Other Lands, and her sister travels north to confront an invasion by the fearsome Auldek.


The Acacia Trilogy, Book One

Author: David Anthony Durham

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307472939

Category: Fiction

Page: 768

View: 1770

“David Anthony Durham has serious chops. I can’t wait to read whatever he writes next." —George R. R. Martin Welcome to Acacia . . . Born into generations of prosperity, the four royal children of the Akaran dynasty know little of the world outside their opulent island paradise. But when an assassin strikes at the heart of their power, their lives are changed forever. Forced to flee to distant corners and separated against their will, the children must navigate a web of hidden allegiances, ancient magic, foreign invaders, and illicit trade that will challenge their very notion of who they are. As they come to understand their true purpose in life, the fate of the world lies in their hands.


Author: Machingaidze, Tendai

Publisher: African Perspectives Publishing

ISBN: 0992228522

Category: Fiction

Page: 158

View: 7870

Acacia is a strong and independent woman whose heart and heritage lie rooted in Africa, while her reality in contemporary America finds itself in a very different time and place. In living her life, she must breach the distance between her current space and the ties that bind her. Straddling two sometimes opposing worlds of medicine and dance, Dr Acacia Graeme must find the balance between feeding her mind through work and study, and nourishing her soul and spirit through dance. And what happened when the music stops? Because it does, often. How will she get through the silence of her every day? This is the story of a flawed heroine whose intentions are pure, her truth perhaps less so. Torn between the enduring innocence of her first love and the life-long search that is her longing for one true love, she is compelled to come to terms with her own free nature and independent spirit and, in so doing, turn tragedy to triumph.

Amulets of Acacia

Author: William Meehan

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595271634

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 188

View: 9415

This would be his last chance to get them back; he was sure of it. He had to get them back. He couldn't risk letting it happen again-ever Little did the old man know that the amulets would lead his grandsons, Scott and Will, into a land of enchantment called Acacia in which those who enter realize a distinct power. Few possess a truly potent power, and with that comes the responsibility to honor the land that provides their enchantments. That's how it had always been and should be until Dryden showed up. With a wicked fury Dryden took over the once peaceful land with a power that was unmatchable or so he thought. There is but one who possesses a power that can possibly challenge Dryden's, but he's only a ten-year-old boy from the outside world who just wants to go home.

The Other Lands

Author: David Anthony Durham

Publisher: Anchor Books

ISBN: 0307947149

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

View: 7390

Queen Corinn, who is firmly in control of the Known World in the years after the conquering of the Mein, sends her brother, Darial, to the Other Lands, where he discovers a threatening tribal alliance.


Author: Claude Simon

Publisher: Pantheon


Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 289

View: 2059

Beginning in 1919 with a young boy and his mother searching for the grave of his soldier father, and continuing through the coming of World War II, this novel examines the brutality and destructive impact of war

Acacia Spp

Author: N.A

Publisher: Bioversity International

ISBN: 9290435240

Category: Acacia

Page: 87

View: 2265


Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

Author: N.A

Publisher: ICON Group International

ISBN: 9780546666090


Page: 82

View: 9732

Ever need a fact or quotation on acacia? Designed for speechwriters, journalists, writers, researchers, students, professors, teachers, historians, academics, scrapbookers, trivia buffs and word lovers, this is the largest book ever created for this single word. It represents a compilation from a variety of sources with a linguistic emphasis on anything relating to the term acacia, including non-conventional usage and alternative meanings which capture ambiguities. The entries cover all parts of speech (noun, verb, adverb or adjective usage) as well as use in modern slang, pop culture, social sciences (linguistics, history, geography, economics, sociology, political science), business, computer science, literature, law, medicine, psychology, mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology and other physical sciences. This data dump results in many unexpected examples for acacia, since the editorial decision to include or exclude terms is purely a linguistic process. The resulting entries are used under license or with permission, used under fair use conditions, used in agreement with the original authors, or are in the public domain. Proceeds from this book are used to expand the content and coverage of Websters Online Dictionary (

Clark Clifford

The Wise Man of Washington

Author: John Acacia

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813173469

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 456

View: 6674

One of the most renowned Washington insiders of the twentieth century, Clark Clifford (1906–1998) was a top advisor to four Democratic presidents. As a powerful corporate attorney, he advised Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and Jimmy Carter. As special counsel to Truman, Clifford helped to articulate the Truman Doctrine, grant recognition to Israel, create the Marshall Plan, and build the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). After winning the 1960 Democratic presidential nomination, Kennedy asked Clifford to analyze the problems he would face in taking over the executive branch and later appointed him chairman of the Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. Johnson named Clifford secretary of defense in 1968, but their warm relationship was strained when Clifford concluded that there was no plan for victory in the Vietnam War and that the United States was in a “bottomless pit.” Even Carter, who kept his distance from Washington insiders, turned to Clifford for help. In Clark Clifford: The Wise Man of Washington, John Acacia chronicles Clifford’s rise from midwestern lawyer to Washington power broker and presidential confidant. He covers the breadth and span of Clifford’s involvement in numerous pivotal moments of American history, providing a window to the inner workings of the executive office. Drawing from a wealth of sources, the author reveals Clifford’s role as one of the most trusted advisors in American history and as a primary architect of cold war foreign policy.