Heir to the Sky

Author: Amanda Sun

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488015368

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

View: 6798

I dangle my legs over the edge of the cliff, tapping my heels against the smooth dirt that crumbles down the side of the continent. I don't fear falling. The world below looks unreal and distant, like it's only been painted on. Falling is something I can't even imagine. As heir to a kingdom of floating continents, Kali has spent her life bound by limits: by her duties as a member of the royal family, by a forced betrothal to the son of a nobleman and by the edge of the only world she's ever known—a small island hovering above a monster-ridden earth, long since uninhabited by humans. When Kali falls off the edge of her kingdom and miraculously survives, she is shocked to discover there are still humans on the earth. Determined to get home, Kali entrusts a rugged monster-hunter named Griffin to guide her across a world overrun by chimera, storm dragons, basilisks and other terrifying creatures. But the more time she spends on earth, the more dark truths she begins to uncover about her home in the sky, and the more resolute she is to start living for herself.

Star WarsTM Erben des Imperiums

Author: Timothy Zahn

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 364110307X

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 7337

Sie glaubten, das Imperium wäre endgültig besiegt ... Fünf Jahre sind seit dem Sieg über den Imperator vergangen und die Galaxis versucht, sich von den Auswirkungen des Krieges zu erholen. Tausende von Lichtjahren entfernt aber hat der letzte der imperialen Kriegsherren, der brillante Großadmiral Thrawn, das Kommando über die zerrüttete Imperiale Flotte übernommen – und richtet diese auf die noch schwache Neue Republik. Denn Thrawn hat zwei entscheidende Entdeckungen gemacht, die alles zerstören könnten, wofür Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Prinzessin Leia und all die tapferen Rebellen so hart gekämpft haben ... Die Jubiläumsausgabe des erfolgreichen Romans – jetzt mit Einleitung und Anmerkungen des Autors Timothy Zahn, exklusiven Kommentaren von Lucasfilm und des Originalverlags und einer brandneuen Bonusstory.

Heir to the Shadows

Author: Anne Bishop

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101212417

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 9013

In the second novel set in the “darkly fascinating world” (SF Site) of Anne Bishop’s Black Jewels Trilogy, ambitions unfurl as the realm’s dreams of a liberator have finally been made flesh... The Blood have waited centuries for the coming of Witch, the living embodiment of magic. But Jaenelle, the young girl singled out by prophecy, is haunted by the cruel battles fought over her—for not all the Blood await her as their Savior. Some dismiss her as a myth. Some refuse to believe. And still others look forward to using her, making her a pawn to their shadowy devices. Only time and the devotion of her loyal guardians have healed Jaenelle’s physical wounds. But her mind is fragile, barely able to protect her from the horrifying memories of her childhood. Nothing, however, can deflect her from her destiny—and the day of reckoning looms near. When her memories return. When her magic matures. When she is forced to accept her fate. On that day, the dark Realms will know what it means to be ruled by Witch.

The Heir to the Throne

The Children of the Core

Author: Ben Fischer

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1481779338

Category: Fiction

Page: 138

View: 7967

Nothing exciting has ever happened to Edmund Roth. But that changes one day when he falls down a hole in his basement and finds himself in the middle of a civilization he never knew existed, with floating balls of energy and a dictatorial government that hates people from above—especially Edmund. But why? When a newfound friend tells him something he never knew about himself, Edmund embarks on a journey across a vast wasteland to find out who he really is. He makes friends along the way, but that doesn’t make the journey—both mental and physical—any easier. Complete with a McDonald’s, tayzers, and orbs, this is a journey of a boy discovering his own destiny.

Heir to the Jedi: Star Wars

Author: Kevin Hearne

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0345544870

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 9307

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. . . . A thrilling new adventure set between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, and—for the first time ever—written entirely from Luke Skywalker’s first-person point of view. Luke Skywalker’s game-changing destruction of the Death Star has made him not only a hero of the Rebel Alliance but a valuable asset in the ongoing battle against the Empire. Though he’s a long way from mastering the power of the Force, there’s no denying his phenomenal skills as a pilot—and in the eyes of Rebel leaders Princess Leia Organa and Admiral Ackbar, there’s no one better qualified to carry out a daring rescue mission crucial to the Alliance cause. A brilliant alien cryptographer renowned for her ability to breach even the most advanced communications systems is being detained by Imperial agents determined to exploit her exceptional talents for the Empire’s purposes. But the prospective spy’s sympathies lie with the Rebels, and she’s willing to join their effort in exchange for being reunited with her family. It’s an opportunity to gain a critical edge against the Empire that’s too precious to pass up. It’s also a job that demands the element of surprise. So Luke and the ever-resourceful droid R2-D2 swap their trusty X-wing fighter for a sleek space yacht piloted by brash recruit Nakari Kelen, daughter of a biotech mogul, who’s got a score of her own to settle with the Empire. Challenged by ruthless Imperial bodyguards, death-dealing enemy battleships, merciless bounty hunters, and monstrous brain-eating parasites, Luke plunges head-on into a high-stakes espionage operation that will push his abilities as a Rebel fighter and would-be Jedi to the limit. If ever he needed the wisdom of Obi-Wan Kenobi to shepherd him through danger, it’s now. But Luke will have to rely on himself, his friends, and his own burgeoning relationship with the Force to survive. Praise for Heir to the Jedi “Utterly compelling . . . [The novel] plants readers in Luke Skywalker’s boots in the early days of his heroism, during the weeks after he blew up the Death Star.”—New York Daily News “An excellent book with rich characters, bubbling humor and poignant emotion.”—Roqoo Depot “Entertaining . . . action-packed . . . suspenseful.”—New York Journal of Books “Great . . . [an] entertaining introduction into understanding Luke’s character . . . There are moments in The Empire Strikes Back that I now point to and say, ‘I understand how he got there,’ and it’s because of this novel.”—The Wookiee Gunner “Pure Star Wars . . . From shoot-outs to narrow escapes, I could practically hear John Williams’s score playing in my head—a credit to Kevin Hearne, to be sure.”—Coffee with Kenobi “A must-read for fans . . . I left with a much closer understanding of who Luke Skywalker is, and an even deeper admiration for the character. All things are connected in the Force, and I feel more connected to Luke after reading Heir to the Jedi.”—Comicbook.com

Heir to the Dragon King

Author: Linda Ann Monica Schneider

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449033202

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

View: 8677

It is undisputed that dragons are extinct, except for strange animals like Komodo dragons and other creatures with odd features. Supposedly, they never existed. Suppose, just suppose, that they did exist, once upon a time. This is the story of what might have been the last interaction between people and dragons. It is also the story of loving couples, kings, queens, and disputes between brothers over a throne and a beautiful duke's daughter. It speaks of the enduring power of love and forgiveness and their power to heal. I wanted to provide an alternative to some of the stereotypes of dragons, and of people, too. If you want to let your imagination explore these possibilities, please read more!

Sommer in Edenbrooke

Roman

Author: Julianne Donaldson

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492976751

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 1237

Marianne Daventry würde alles dafür geben, der Langweile in Bath zu entkommen, wo ein lästiger Verehrer immer wieder versucht, sie für sich zu gewinnen. Deswegen zögert sie nicht, als sie eines Tages eine Einladung von ihrer Zwillingsschwester Cecily erhält, sie auf dem großen Landsitz Edenbrooke zu besuchen. Marianne hofft, dort in aller Ruhe entspannen und die schöne Landschaft erkunden zu können, während ihre Schwester damit beschäftigt ist, den attraktiven Erben von Edenbrooke zu umwerben – doch spätestens, als sie dem sehr unfreundlichen, aber sehr gut aussehenden Sir Philip in die Arme läuft, wird Marianne allmählich klar, dass man manche Dinge einfach nicht planen kann. Denn der geheimnisvolle Mann wird nicht nur ihr Herz in Aufruhr versetzen, sondern auch ihr ganzes Leben durcheinanderwirbeln ...

Genesis

Author: Hermann Gunkel

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3525516517

Category: Bible

Page: 527

View: 4448


That Flesh Is Heir To

The Strange Death of Carlton Boyce Barlton

Author: Joseph F. Hanna

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450269583

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

View: 345

The financial crash of 2008 has left many in its wake. When investors accustomed to lavish lifestyles and champagne dreams learn that their beloved ICON Funds have collapsed and are empty shells in what has turned out to be nothing more than a giant Ponzi scheme, everyone is angry—but someone is goaded to act. After ICON CEO Jake Barlton is killed in a massive explosion aboard his mega yacht in Palm Beach, Max Kelly’s ex-girlfriend is arrested for the murder. The police have all the evidence they need to put Carrie Strudel away for the rest of her life—unless consultant Lawton Close can poke a hole in their case. Yet just as he becomes completely immersed in the complicated investigation, others begin dying and the unthinkable is revealed as the new reality. This time, it is personal for Max. Lawton is facing a difficult undertaking; nothing is as it seems in an empire of lies created by the master conman. But just as he thinks he has heard it all, Lawton learns there is a secret stash of gold and now must determine whether Jake Barlton died at the hands of a killer driven by greed—or revenge.

Heir to the Everlasting

Author: Janice Daugharty

Publisher: BelleBooks

ISBN: 1611940230

Category: Fiction

Page: 365

View: 3974

The Pulitzer-nominated author of EARL IN THE YELLOW SHIRT turns her acclaimed talents to an epic story of three generations of Southern women at Big Eddy, the home place they love. HEIR TO THE EVERLASTING begins at the turn of the last century with the beautiful, determined Pinkie Alexander, strong-willed matron of the Alexander clan. Come Hell or the high water of the south Georgia river which gave Big Eddy its name, Pinkie will ensure the survival of her family on their beloved land--a place where the family cemetery guards the spirit of the past, and where secrets, as well as the dearly departed, are buried. Follow the lives, loves, mysteries, deadly feuds and steely courage of the Alexander women through a full century of joys and sorrows. HEIR TO THE EVERLASTING showcases the culture, language and daily travails of their time and place with vivid storytelling skills and Janice Daugharty's love for "the working words."

Der dunkle Fluss

Roman

Author: Chigozie Obioma

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841209122

Category: Fiction

Page: 313

View: 2022

»Das erstaunlichste Debüt eines neuen afrikanischen Autors.« Sigrid Löffler, Deutschlandradio. Vielfach preisgekrönt, übersetzt in 25 Sprachen: Benjamin und seine Brüder leben in der Nähe eines gefährlichen Flusses. Als ihr Vater die Familie verlassen muss, verstoßen sie gegen sein Verbot, sich dem Gewässer zu nähern. Die Fische, die sie dort fangen, sind Vorboten einer Tragödie. Ein faszinierendes Familiendrama und eine sprachmächtige Fabel über das Schicksal Nigerias. Von Afrikas neuem großen Erzähler. »Das beste zeitgenössische Buch, das ich in den letzten Jahren gelesen habe. Ein moderner Klassiker.« Maxim Biller, Literarisches Quartett.

Steles of the Sky

Author: Elizabeth Bear

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429947683

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 5246

Elizabeth Bear concludes her award-winning epic fantasy trilogy, The Eternal Sky, with Steles of the Sky. Re Temur, exiled heir to his grandfather's Khaganate, has finally raised his banner and declared himself at war with his usurping uncle. With his companions—the Wizard Samarkar, the Cho-tse Hrahima, and the silent monk Brother Hsiung—he must make his way to Dragon Lake to gather in his army of followers. Temur has many enemies, and they are not idle. The sorcerer who leads the Nameless Assassins, whose malice has shattered the peace of all the empires of the Celedon Highway, has struck at Temur's uncle already. To the south, in the Rasan empire, a magical plague rages. To the east, the great city of Asmaracanda has burned, and the Uthman Caliph is deposed. And in the hidden ancient empire of Erem, Temur's son has been born, and a new moon has risen in the Eternal Sky. The Eternal Sky Trilogy #1 Range of Ghosts #2 Shattered Pillars #3 Steles of the Sky At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Heir to Greyladies

Author: Anna Jacobs

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 074901394X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7929

Hampshire, 1900. With the sudden death of her father, the life of fifteen-year-old Harriet Benson changes forever. Forced from her home to escape the advances of her leering stepbrother Norris, Harriet is sent into service to provide for the family. Arriving at the grand Dalton House, she meets the owners' crippled son Joseph, with whom friendship soon blossoms. When circumstances force Joseph to leave the family home, Harriet is happy to accompany him and break free from the controlling influence of her stepmother. But Harriet is unprepared for the event which will alter her life even further: her unexpected inheritance of Greyladies, a supposedly haunted house in the country. Could this be the safe haven she so desperately needs, and does the ghost of its previous owner really roam the halls? While Harriet and Joseph grow ever closer, the plots and actions of both their families threaten to destroy their happiness. Will their love, and the legacy of Greyladies, be able to survive?

Star WarsTM Thrawn

Author: Timothy Zahn

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641214556

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

View: 428

Die spannende Vorgeschichte zur erfolgreichsten Star-Wars-Trilogie – Großadmiral Thrawn ist Kult! Nachdem Thrawn von imperialen Soldaten aus dem Exil befreit wurde, weckt sein taktisches Geschick schon bald Imperator Palpatines Aufmerksamkeit. Schnell erweist sich Thrawn als unverzichtbar für das Imperium, und sein Aufstieg scheint unaufhaltsam. Als Thrawn zum Großadmiral ernannt wird, werden seine Fähigkeiten jedoch auf eine harte Probe gestellt. Nun muss er beweisen, dass sein tödlicher Scharfsinn im Krieg gegen die aufkommenden Rebellen stark genug ist. Denn nicht nur unschuldige Leben werden bedroht, sondern auch der eiserne Griff des Imperiums um die Galaxis. Und auch Thrawns ganz eigene Pläne sind auf einmal in Gefahr ...

The Heir of Kalanglasia

Author: Amy Scanes

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595366848

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 228

View: 4607

Abon is the type of boy who wishes for nothing more than to lead an ordinary life, meet as few people as possible, and abide by the will of his stern and unaffectionate Aunt Malor. Unfortunately, Abon is not an ordinary boy-he has magical powers that are rare and feared in the land of Afradaar. It is those very powers that cause him to receive a strange offer from Sir Cultan, a fellow magician. The Dark Creatures, the enemy of the people of Afradaar, have amassed an army, and only magic can defeat them. Sir Cultan needs Abon's help. Abon abandons all that he has ever known to join the fight against the Dark Creatures. Little does he realize that he is about to discover that he is even more unusual than the ordinary magician. Abon is the heir of a magical, long-lost civilization called Kalanglasia. When he learns of his prophecy and a sword is thrust into his youthful hands, Abon must learn to conquer his own nature to prevail over evil.