Ember and Ash

Cursed by Blood, Damned with Fire

Author: Pamela Freeman

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1459619838

Category:

Page: 588

View: 2881

Ember watches helplessly as her future and happiness vanish in a scorching burst of flames with the murder of her husband. Determined to bring retribution, she enlists the help of Ash, the son of a seer, and together they will pit themselves against the terrible elements in a last, desperate attempt to end the conflict once and for all. Travelling through fear and desire, Ember and Ash must pay with love to mend a wound that has lasted a thousand years.

A Curse of Ash and Embers

Author: Jo Spurrier

Publisher: Voyager

ISBN: 9781460756331

Category:

Page: 272

View: 1967

A dead witch. A bitter curse. A battle of magic. Some people knit socks by the fire at night. Gyssha Blackbone made monsters. But the old witch is dead now, and somehow it's Elodie's job to clean up the mess. When she was hired at Black Oak Cottage, Elodie had no idea she'd find herself working for a witch; and her acid-tongued new mistress, Aleida, was not expecting a housemaid to turn up on her doorstep. Gyssha's final curse left Aleida practically dead on her feet, and now, with huge monsters roaming the woods, a demonic tree lurking in the orchard and an angry warlock demanding repayment of a debt, Aleida needs Elodie's help, whether she likes it or not. And no matter what the old witch throws at her, to Elodie it's still better than going back home. Praise for Winter Be My Shield: 'Unlikely heroes, villains you will cheer for, and cold that eats your bones. "Winter Be My Shield" will take you to an unforgiving place, but you won't want to leave it.' Robin Hobb

Embers & Ash

Author: T. M. Goeglein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 014751553X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 8213

"Sara Jane Rispoli is on the wrong side of the Russian mob, but closer to finding her family than ever. And she's willing to do whatever it takes to rescue them - even if the price is her own life"--

An Ember in the Ashes

Author: Sabaa Tahir

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1595148043

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 446

View: 9829

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTELLER AMAZON'S BEST YOUNG ADULT BOOK OF 2015 PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD WINNER - FAVORITE FANTASY BUSTLE'S BEST YOUNG ADULT BOOK OF 2015 "This novel is a harrowing, haunting reminder of what it means to be human -- and how hope might be kindled in the midst of oppression and fear." -- The Washington Post "An Ember in the Ashes could launch Sabaa Tahir into JK Rowling territory...It has the addictive quality of The Hunger Games combined with the fantasy of Harry Potter and the brutality of Game of Thrones."--Public Radio International "An Ember in the Ashes glows, burns, and smolders--as beautiful and radiant as it is searing."--Huffington Post "A worthy novel - and one as brave as its characters." --The New York Times Book Review A "deft, polished debut" (Publishers Weekly, starred review), Sabaa Tahir's AN EMBER IN THE ASHES is a thought-provoking, heart-wrenching and pulse-pounding read. Set in a rich, high-fantasy world with echoes of ancient Rome, it tells the story of a slave fighting for her family and a young soldier fighting for his freedom. Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free. Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear. It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire's impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They've seen what happens to those who do. But when Laia's brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire's greatest military academy. There, Laia meets Elias, the school's finest soldier--and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he's being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined--and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself. From the Hardcover edition.

Smoke, Ash and Burning Embers

Author: John D. Weal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781935509721

Category: Fiction

Page: 42

View: 2350

The book details how and when cigars where first noted in history all the way to today and how they have changed. It includes what one needs to smoke cigars and cigar play i.e., humidors, lighters and such with all the different types talked about. The majority of the book is on how to play with a submissive using smoke, ash, and embers doing everything from simple smoke play kiss to burning a nipple. It also covers things like play with gas masks using smoke. It has first aid and safety information to consider when you play with smoke. The final chapter is on how to clean your leathers when they have the smell of cigar smoke embedded into the leathers. A well rounded book for anyone who smokes cigars and is into the BDSM lifestyle! This book is for everyone with an interest in Cigar Play from the beginner to the most experienced.

The Castings Trilogy

Author: Pamela Freeman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316182443

Category: Fiction

Page: 1280

View: 9307

A thousand years ago, the Eleven Domains were invaded and the original inhabitants were driven onto the road as Travelers, belonging nowhere, welcomed by no one. Now the Domains are governed with an iron fist by the Warlords, but there are wilder elements in the landscape that cannot be controlled and that may prove the Warlords' undoing. Some are spirits of place - of water and air and fire and earth. Some are greater than these. And some are human. Bramble: A village girl whom no one living can tame, forced to flee her home for a crime she did not commit. Ash: A safeguarder's apprentice who must kill for an employer he cannot escape. Saker: An enchanter who will not rest until the land is returned to his people. As their three stories unfold, along with the stories of those whose lives they touch, it becomes clear that they are bound together in ways that not even a stonecaster could have foreseen - by their past, their future, and their blood. This omnibus edition includes all three novels - Blood Ties, Deep Water, and Full Circle - together for the first time.

Embers and Ashes

Memoirs of an Arab Intellectual

Author: Hisham Sharabi

Publisher: Interlink Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 187

View: 642

Hisham Sharabi was a distinguished Palestinian intellectual and an outspoken critic of traditional Arab society and culture. Despite his upbringing as a member of the privileged class, his conscious self-analysis after the 1967 Arab defeat by Israel led him to radically change his former bourgeois outlook on his society and its culture. Embers and Ashes tells of Sharabi's childhood and boyhood in Palestine, his youth and initial political activism as a university student in Lebanon, and his life and education as a graduate student in the US. He brings his newly acquired self-analysis and sociocultural criticism to bear on the story of each of these phases. Although Sharabi wrote many acclaimed books in English and Arabic expressing his insights into the flaws of Arab societal structure, culture, and politics, it is his autobiography, Embers and Ashes, first published in Arabic in 1978, that offers a candid, poignant, and engrossing account of his own personal formation and development.

A Torch Against the Night

Author: Sabaa Tahir

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101998881

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 480

View: 4580

After the events of the Fourth Trial, Martial soldiers hunt the two fugitives as they flee the city of Serra and undertake a perilous journey through the heart of the Empire.

Embers & Echoes

Author: Karsten Knight

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442450355

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 496

View: 2266

In Miami, Florida, seeking her younger sister, sixteen-year-old Ashline Wilde, a Polynesian volcano goddess, joins forces with other reincarnated deities but trickster Colt's diabolical plans threaten them all.

Forged in Ember

Author: Trish McCallan

Publisher: Montlake Romance

ISBN: 9781503945555

Category: Fiction

Page: 394

View: 1819

In the final novel in the scorching Red-Hot SEALs series, a desperate mother and a Navy SEAL fight fire with fire to protect their love and save the world... Amy Chastain has made a lot of enemies--none so ruthless as the insanely powerful New Ruling Order (NRO). When they killed her husband, it was hell. Then they targeted her children by injecting them with a dangerous, experimental isotope. Now Amy trusts only one man to help her: the ex-commander of SEAL Team 7. In the company of Navy SEALs, Jace "Mac" Mackenzie was in his physical element. Now he's on the run from the same cabal that poisoned Amy's children. That doesn't stop him from launching a mission to bring down the NRO--and find an antidote. But the clock is ticking. And as the sparks fly between him and Amy, Mac realizes he has more to lose than ever before. As Mac closes in on the NRO, he uncovers a plot that threatens more than Amy's children. Now it's a race against time to stop a global conspiracy, save the woman he loves, and protect the family that's starting to feel like his.

Ash Princess

Author: Laura Sebastian

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.

ISBN: 1760559849

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 1790

Princess. Prisoner. Orphan. Rebel. Theodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Fire Queen, was murdered. On that day the Kaiser took Theodosia's land and her name. Theo was crowned Ash Princess - a title of shame to wear in her new life as a prisoner. For ten years Theo has been a captive in her own palace. She's endured the relentless abuse and ridicule of the Kaiser and his court. She is powerless, surviving in her new world only by burying the girl she was deep inside. Then, one night, the Kaiser forces her to do the unthinkable. With blood on her hands and all hope of reclaiming her throne lost, she realizes that surviving is no longer enough. But she does have a weapon: her mind is sharper than any sword. And power isn't always won on the battlefield. "Tense and imaginative. Ash Princess is a smart, feminist twist on a traditional tale of a fallen heroine, with plenty of court intrigue, love, and lies to sweeten the deal. Good luck putting this one down." Virginia Boecker, author of the Witch Hunter series

Vandal

Author: Carian Cole

Publisher: Carian Cole

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 251

View: 4844

She takes my breath away; she is so beautifully damaged. Yes, I had broken her, ravished her life and destroyed her happiness. I brought her to the ultimate despair. I was responsible for all the pain and suffering that now brought her to her knees in front of me. Broken. Hopeless. Reckless in her agony. She is a mirror of my own tortured soul. But what I took away I can give back, in ways she cannot even begin to imagine. She is everything right in all my wrongs. She loves me. She needs me. She has no idea I’m the one who wrecked her life.

Crimson Ash

Author: Haley Sulich

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781948115001

Category:

Page: 382

View: 3543

Two estranged sisters must decide if their relationship is worth fighting for.

A Reaper at the Gates

Author: Sabaa Tahir

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0448494523

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 480

View: 5088

BOOK THREE IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES "Thrilling and hard to put down, readers will absolutely devour Tahir's latest." --BuzzFeed An Entertainment Weekly Summer Reads pick! "The perfect summer read." --The Washington Post The highly anticipated third book in #1 New York Times bestselling author Sabaa Tahir's EMBER QUARTET. Beyond the Martial Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger. Helene Aquilla, the Blood Shrike, is desperate to protect her sister's life and the lives of everyone in the Empire. But she knows that danger lurks on all sides: Emperor Marcus, haunted by his past, grows increasingly unstable and violent, while Keris Veturia, the ruthless Commandant, capitalizes on the Emperor's volatility to grow her own power--regardless of the carnage she leaves in her path. Far to the east, Laia of Serra knows the fate of the world lies not in the machinations of the Martial court, but in stopping the Nightbringer. But in the hunt to bring him down, Laia faces unexpected threats from those she hoped would help her, and is drawn into a battle she never thought she'd have to fight. And in the land between the living and the dead, Elias Veturius has given up his freedom to serve as Soul Catcher. But in doing so, he has vowed himself to an ancient power that demands his complete surrender--even if that means abandoning the woman he loves.

The Wolf of the North

Wolf of the North Book 1

Author: Duncan M. Hamilton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539423447

Category: Magic

Page: 326

View: 679

It has been generations since the Northlands have seen a hero worthy of the title. Many have made the claim, but few have lived to defend it. Timid, weak, and bullied, Wulfric is as unlikely a candidate as there could be. A chance encounter with an ancient and mysterious object awakens a latent gift, and Wulfric's life changes course. Against a backdrop of war, tragedy, and an enemy whose hatred for him knows no bounds, Wulfric will be forged from a young boy, into the Wolf of the North.

Blessed Epoch

Author: August Li

Publisher: DSP Publications

ISBN: 1634776305

Category: Fiction

Page: 1093

View: 7523

Enjoy the beginning the fantasy series Blessed Epoch by August Li in this Volume One bundle!

Amazing Australian Women

Twelve Women Who Shaped History

Author: Pamela Freeman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0734418469

Category:

Page: 32

View: 689

Meet twelve amazing Australian women who have changed the world, in small ways and large. Some of them are world famous, like Annette Kellerman and Nellie Melba. Some of them are famous in Australia, like Mary Reibey and Edith Cowan. All of them deserve to be famous and admired. These women are the warriors who paved the way for the artists, business owners, scientists, singers, politicians, actors, sports champions, adventurers, activists and innovators of Australia today. The featured women are: Mary Reibey, convict and businesswoman Tarenore, Indigenous resistance fighter Mary Lee, suffragist Nellie Melba, opera singer Edith Cowan, politician Tilly Aston, teacher, writer and disability activist Rose Quong, actress, lecturer and writer Elizabeth Kenny, nurse and medical innovator Annette Kellerman, swimmer and movie star Lores Bonney, aviation pioneer Emily Kame Kngwarreye, artist Ruby Payne-Scott, scientist

Blood Ties

The Castings trilogy: Book One

Author: Pamela Freeman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748129510

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 5124

Bramble is impetuous, with a talent for attracting trouble, and she finds it when an accident brands her a criminal. But she can expect no mercy. Her dark colouring marks her as a Traveller, one of the despised original people of the domains. And the local gods are warning her to flee ... In Turvite, where ghosts drift along dark, cobbled streets, Ash must leave the Road to begin an apprenticeship with the only person who will accept a Traveller. His new mistress is devious yet irresistible, but the gods have other plans for Ash ... Death casts Bramble and Ash on separate journeys across valleys and mountains, deep into themselves and the dark history of their ancestors. The gods have not forgotten, and old blood is calling for vengeance.

Ember

Author: Brock Adams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781938235320

Category: Regression (Civilization)

Page: 200

View: 6768

Three years ago, the sun began to die.In a desperate attempt to reignite the failing star, the United States had joined the rest of the planet in unloading its nuclear arsenal at the flickering ember. The missiles burst from silos in Wyoming and Bangladesh, cocooning the earth in tendrils of smoke as they began their two-and-a-half year journey into space. When they finally reach their target, it's thirty degrees in July and getting colder. Lisa and her husband, Guy, sit shivering on a Southern hilltop, watching as humanity's last hope at survival shimmers faintly...and then disappears below the horizon. A group of militant rebels called the Minutemen take advantage of the ensuing chaos to knock out power grids, cloaking the freezing earth in near darkness. Seizing control. To escape this ruthless new world order, Lisa and Guy join a reluctant band of refugees crossing the snow-covered South in search of shelter and answers. From an icy parking lot in Atlanta to the Minutemen's makeshift headquarters at Asheville's Biltmore Estate, only one thing is certain: in a world with little light, nothing is guaranteed--least of all survival. Ember is the 2016 winner of the South Carolina First Novel Prize as judged by novelist Bridgett M. Davis.