Author: R.A. Salvatore

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780345454294

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 5774

Years have passed since the great miracle atop Mount Aida--a miracle known as the Covenant of Avelyn. Corona is a different place. Avelyn is about to be elevated to sainthood by the very church that once proclaimed him a heretic. And King Danube has asked Jilseponie Wyndon--the outlaw hero of the Demon War--to become his queen. Jilseponie is torn. She can never love any man as completely as she did the Ranger Elbryan, the father of the child she lost. But she cannot deny that she has feelings for the wise and kindly king. And she could do so much good at his side . . . Yet threat looms, one Jilseponie could never have anticipated. For the child that she lost never died--as she believes--but was stolen away by the queen of the elves. Raised in secret by the queen, he has grown to be a headstrong boy who shows every promise of being as skilled in the arts of combat as his father before him, and as powerful with the gemstone magic as his mother. They called him Aydrian. Aydrian: a boy raised to be a weapon. A boy who has never known the love of a human mother. A boy so hungry for fame and the sound of his name on human tongues that he will pay any price for a chance to wrest immortality from an uncaring world. Aydrian: a boy on a collision course with destiny! From the Hardcover edition.


Author: David R. George III

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501103725

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 1850

The post-television Deep Space Nine saga continues with this original novel from New York Times bestselling author David R. George III! On the original Deep Space Nine, Captain Kira Nerys watches as the nearby wormhole opens and discharges a single, bladelike vessel. Attempts to contact its crew fail, and the ship is soon followed by another vessel of similar design. When an armada subsequently begins to emerge from the wormhole, it seems clear that DS9 is under attack. Kira orders her first officer, Commander Elias Vaughn, to board the U.S.S. Defiant and defend the station, and alerts Starfleet to send additional forces as her crew prepares DS9’s shields and weaponry for the onslaught to come. Meanwhile, on the lead ship, Iliana Ghemor considers launching an attack on DS9 and finally ending the life of Kira, the fountainhead of all the ills in her miserable life. Her vengeance demands more than mere death, though—it requires pain. Ghemor refocuses, choosing to follow her plan to mete out her revenge on the captain by first decimating the population of Bajor… ™, ®, & © 2015 CBS Studios, Inc. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


How to Unlock Your Inner Intelligence

Author: Artur Katny

Publisher: Matrix Investments

ISBN: 1622178491

Category: Self-Help

Page: N.A

View: 489

This is a story of how our biggest obstacles can become our strongest allies… but only if we are willing to try and overcome them. If you are, then this can awaken the strength and vision within you to see and accomplish your life’s goals. On the flip side, if we choose not to deal with our internal struggles, they will forever overcome us and limit our lives. Now I want to help you so you don’t have to struggle as long as I did. The choice is… and has always been… yours.


The Ascendance of American Conservatism

Author: Alfred S. Regnery

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416522891

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

View: 2405

An anecdotal account traces the rise of the American conservative movement throughout the past half century, tracing the influential contributions of key intellectuals, businessmen, and writers to what the author believes to be one of the most relevant cultural trends of the modern world. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

The Ascendance of Harley Quinn

Essays on DC's Enigmatic Villain

Author: Shelley E. Barba,Joy M. Perrin

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476665230

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 239

View: 7418

Since her first appearance in 1992, Harley Quinn--eccentric female sidekick to the Joker--has captured the attention of readers like few new characters have in eight decades of Batman comics. Her bubbly yet malicious persona has earned her a loyal and growing fan base as she has crossed over into television, theater, video games, and film. In this collection of new essays, contributors explore her various iterations, focusing on her origin and contexts, the implications of her abusive relationship with the Joker, her relationships with other characters, her representations across media, and the philosophic basis of her character.


Becoming the Best Version of Yourself

Author: Patrick Michaels

Publisher: No Frills Buffalo

ISBN: 9780998401898

Category: Self-Help

Page: 232

View: 5967

He had the drive, he had the motivation, and he had the ability to persevere. What Patrick Michaels lacked, however, was the faith to pursue his dreams. The story begins in a Buffalo Hospital where he lies on a gurney after being frantically raced into the emergency room after a spleen rupture. While being transferred to the emergency room for the time-sensitive surgery to take place, Patrick mentally prepares himself for his certain demise. As thirty percent of his body's blood flow begins to seep into his stomach, he begins to hallucinate and flashback to a few final uplifting moments in his life. After somehow surviving this ordeal, where little chance of survival was expected, he begins the long road to recovery. As the recovery process continues, he encounters a severe alcohol dependency, as the effects of his surgery and recent passing of his beloved relatives are too much to bear. With his life is hanging in the balance, he finally makes the decision to pull himself from the depths of despair and depression, in order to save his soul and create a more meaningful and fulfilling life. Ascendance draws on real events of the authors past, both from the mental and physical perspective. Thru the law of attraction and success principles obtained, understood, and carefully executed from the best-selling nonfiction novels (The Secret by Rhonda Byrne, The Success Principles by Jack Canfield, and Money: Master the Game by Tony Robbins) Patrick regains his faith in life and in himself, while becoming a successful Finance Professional amidst the shark infested waters of Wall St. and Midtown Manhattan. In Ascendance, Michaels invites readers to join his roller coaster journey towards his "dream scenario" as he offers hope and inspires readers trying to reconnect with their passions and life purpose.


A Dominion Novel

Author: Lissa Kasey

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533126139


Page: 300

View: 9695

Four months of people trying to kill Seiran Rou and his vampire lover Gabe Santini has put a strain on their relationship. Seiran is overwhelmed by his upcoming graduation as the first male to ever come from the magic studies program, and something is off with Gabe. He's more closed off, fast to anger, and spending a lot of time with Sam-who happens to look a lot like Seiran. It's all too much to handle. Seiran just wants to get away. When he inherits his late father's house in California, it's the perfect opportunity to escape. But he soon discovers the legacy of his father's family holds many terrifying secrets-including a blood-soaked fairy ring. Seiran fears his power might not all be natural. Some of it may even be stolen. When the evil of the past begins to overwhelm him, he has to turn to the one man he's been avoiding. But even his bond with Gabe may not be able to keep the earth from claiming him forever.

Red Star 3


Author: Dennis Barton

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595296882

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

View: 8748

Welcome to the year 2112. Religion and technology have been leveraged to control the minds and lives of humankind. Truth is a lie. Oppression is the rule. 2112: The living spirit of Almighty Harold asserts its power in Megadon. The new Vice Chancellor, Thomas O. Ryan, races to save David Lifeson and Mal from the lethal Colonel-become-Bishop Compaq. Surgeon General Wang kidnaps David's mother, Magenta, without any idea who or what she truly is or the danger she represents. Uncle Robert delves into a mysterious file containing a journal describing his brother Billy's perilous journey through the black hole of Cygnus X-1. 2047: Michael Lifeson defends teenaged Harold from assassination attempts while Maggie and Robert strike out to unravel the true motives of the young religious leader and discover in New Imperial Japan the roots of a dark plot with earth-shattering implications. Inspired by the works of Rush, Red Star 3: Ascendance continues the saga told in Red Star: Sacred Cities and Red Star 2: Duty and Destiny, and is sure to thrill Rush-fans and sci-fi readers alike. THIS WORK HAS NOT BEEN ENDORSED BY RUSH


Author: John Birmingham

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781742614069


Page: 352

View: 2879

'There were too many of them. Lucille was nowhere Dave could see and only a faint mournful sigh reached him from where she lay . . . It was time to die, the hero's journey over.' New York is on fire, the streets are overrun, and the Demon Horde is feasting. With the world's greatest city in chaos, all eyes are on Dave Hooper, the superhero destined to save mankind. But hero or not, Dave is just one man and he's short of allies. He soon finds himself relying on Karen Warat: art dealer and Russian deep cover agent. Smart, dangerous and armed with a magic sword, Dave knows not to trust her. He also knows that without her, New York will fall. While the United States military try desperately to hold off the Horde, Dave and Karen realise that the monsters have a powerful new weapon - one of their best warfare strategists is working for them. With the enemy using the military's own tactics against them, defeat seems imminent. To have any chance of survival, mankind needs its Champion more than ever. The world needs Dave to become the hero he is meant to be.

The False Prince

Author: Jennifer A. Nielsen

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 1407135295

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 345

If you love the danger and sword-fighting of MERLIN, you'll like this! In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king's long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage. Sage knows that Conner's motives are more than questionable, yet his life balances on a sword's point - he must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed. As Sage's journey continues, layer upon layer of treachery and deceit unfold, until finally a truth is revealed that proves more dangerous than all of the lies put together.

American Ascendance and British Retreat in the Persian Gulf Region

Author: W. Fain

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230613365

Category: History

Page: 283

View: 2135

This book critically examines the origins of American diplomacy in the greater Persian Gulf region, arguing that it was the inability of the United States to contend effectively with the disintegration of British imperial authority in the Gulf that eventually led it to assume its current role in the region.


Author: Tim McNulty

Publisher: PBS Publications

ISBN: 154572184X

Category: Poetry

Page: N.A

View: 9499

Spanning several decades, this diverse collection of poems ... ranges widely in tone and scope, from humorous poems for his daughter Caitlin to complex poems chronicling the removal of the Elwha River dams. Throughout, the poems are threaded together by McNulty s clear love of place, carefully observed over four decades working, living, exploring and defending the forests of his home in the shadow of the Olympic Mountains. Reading these meditative poems, we re reminded of the value of close attention and the power of the specific detail, and ... what it means to dwell deeply on our own home ground. --Holly J. Hughes

Virtual Ascendance

Video Games and the Remaking of Reality

Author: Devin C. Griffiths

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442216964

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 234

View: 7473

Video gaming is wildly popular and getting even more so as interfaces and devices improve. This popular account of the rise of gaming offers insight into its popularity and place in our culture as well as the impact it has on our daily lives – from the doctor’s office to the family room sofa.

Chinese Business in Malaysia

Accumulation, Accommodation and Ascendance

Author: Terence Gomez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113611226X

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

View: 2221

Chinese companies have managed to perform well in Malaysia, especially after the recession in the mid-1980s, due to a clear change in the Malay dominated government's attitude to Chinese capital. Despite the problems that prevail among UMNO politicians, the government has provided a stable economic environment and offers opportunities for domestic private investment, even for the Chinese. Given these circumstances, it does appear that Chinese capital in Malaysia has reasonable prospects for further growth in the immediate future. This study examines the dominant role of Chinese capital in the economy, providing in-depth empirical research on its mode of development and styles of operation. Covering the period from colonial times to the present day this study identifies key issues pertaining to Chinese business operations in Malaysia: ownership and control patterns, style of growth, relations with the state, politicians and other Chinese businessmen, and the manner of development of business abroad, whilst debunking the theory that large-scale Chinese capital is not very entrepreneurial in nature.

Atlas in Ascendance - America at War

Author: Gregory C Phillips

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1365732711

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4775

In the third and final volume, the United States of America continues to slide into totalitarianism just as the newly minted republic from the breakaway state of Wyoming gets its beginnings. However, a despotic ruler emerges as the USA decays and changes In God We Trust to something more in her own likeness. The USA and its constitution become the United Socialist States of America - the USSA -- and it no longer wishes to sit idly by and permit Wyoming and other states to secede; rather, it saber-rattles its intent toward war. The battle lines are drawn, as conflict between the two neighbors is inevitable. The clash of diametric ideologies is at hand, and they ready their armies and navies for combat. In a land so long united by a common people and cause, the ultimate outcome is as explosive as it is traumatic.

The Runaway King (The Ascendance Trilogy, Book 2)

Author: Jennifer A. Nielsen

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545529514

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 9597

Just weeks after Jaron has taken the throne, an assassination attempt forces him into a deadly situation. Rumors of a coming war are winding their way between the castle walls, and Jaron feels the pressure quietly mounting within Carthya. Soon, it becomes clear that deserting the kingdom may be his only hope of saving it. But the further Jaron is forced to run from his identity, the more he wonders if it is possible to go too far. Will he ever be able to return home again? Or will he have to sacrifice his own life in order to save his kingdom? The stunning second installment of The Ascendance Trilogy takes readers on a roller-coaster ride of treason and murder, thrills and peril, as they journey with the Runaway King!