Heir to the Sky

Author: Amanda Sun

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488015368

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

View: 5942

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.

Heir to the Shadows

Author: Anne Bishop

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101212417

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 1328

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: 5265

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: 4762

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: 5224

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!

Star WarsTM Erben des Imperiums

Author: Timothy Zahn

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 364110307X

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 2018

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.

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: 1066

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: 6589

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."

Heir to Greyladies

Author: Anna Jacobs

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 074901394X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1379

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?

Break The Sky

Author: David Luders

Publisher: The eBook Sale

ISBN: 1849610525

Category: Drug traffic

Page: N.A

View: 9010


The Heir of Kalanglasia

Author: Amy Scanes

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595366848

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 228

View: 9017

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.

Heir to Sevenwaters

Author: Juliet Marillier

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230738656

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 348

The chieftains of Sevenwaters have long been custodians of a vast and mysterious forest, one of the last refuges of the Tuatha De Danann, the Fair Folk of ancient story. Human and Otherworld dwellers have existed there side by side, separated by a thin veil between worlds and sharing a wary trust. Until the spring when Lady Aisling of Sevenwaters finds herself expecting another child, and everything changes. With her mother pregnant, Clodagh fears the worst as Aisling is well past the safe age for childbearing. Her father, Lord Sean of Sevenwaters, faces his own difficulties as warring factions threaten his borders. When Aisling gives birth to a son—a new heir to Sevenwaters—the responsibility of caring for the infant falls to Clodagh while her mother recovers. Then the family’s joy turns to despair when the baby is taken from his room and something . . . unnatural is left in his place. To reclaim her brother, Clodagh must enter the shadowy Otherworld and confront the powerful prince who rules there. Accompanied on her quest by a warrior who may prove to be more than he seems, Clodagh will have her courage tested to breaking point. The reward may be far greater than she ever dreamed...

The Last Heir of Monterrato

Author: Andie Brock

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460339916

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 911

He's fallen 12,000 feet from the sky… Now he knows exactly what he wants! Daredevil Rafael Revaldi has always lived for the moment. But having cheated death, the Conte di Monterrato is focused on the future. He needs an heir, but to get one he'll face his toughest challenge yet—winning back his estranged wife! Lottie returns to the castle she once called home with a newfound strength. The intense sensual connection between Lottie and Rafe remains, but so do the emotional scars of their marriage. Can Lottie risk her heart again to give them the child they both so desperately want?

Heir of Stone (The Cloudmages #3)

Author: S. L. Farrell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101098481

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

View: 6349

In this final installment of the Cloudmages trilogy, set a generation after Mage of Clouds, the oldest of Meriel's children, Sevei and her twin brother Kayne, have reached adulthood. But their world is about to be turned upside-down when all of their widely scattered family are simultaneously attacked.

Thornes Quest 1 the Secret Heir

Author: Gale Macaulay-newcombe

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1847289657

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

View: 3158

The War is over. But for Thorne the Quest is just beginning ...Sixteen-year-old wild child Yldenthorne nu Anathiel is brought to the capital to serve as the High King's heir. Can she make a place for herself in the Sacred City? And, now that peace has been restored and the Apostate defeated, what is the purpose of the mysterious voice in her mind?

The Heir

A Novel

Author: Barbara Taylor Bradford

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429922362

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 5507

At the age of thirty-three, Edward Deravenel, having survived harrowing years of betrayal, threats from ruthless enemies, countless lovers, and a war that ravaged his country, is finally king of his company. It's 1918, an influenza pandemic is sweeping the country, and Edward has a family and a business to protect. He must thread his way between his loyal brother, Richard, and his treacherous middle brother, George, an alcoholic bent on self-destruction . . . but not before he tries to ruin Edward and his good name. Meanwhile, the wrath of his ever-jealous wife, Elizabeth, is reaching a boiling point as suspicions about Edward's relationships with other women arise. Politics of inheritance are intense, and different family factions vie for honor over the years. An heir is needed to keep the Deravenel name alive, but tragedy and death remain obstacles at every turn. The choices include a loyal caretaker, a jealous rumormonger, a charming young woman, a sickly boy, and the scion of the family Edward ousted from power years before. Barbara Taylor Bradford triumphs once again with a novel about passion, treachery, marriage, and family, and the compromises we're forced to make for power and love.