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.
Author: Amanda Sun
Category: Young Adult Fiction
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!
Author: Linda Ann Monica Schneider
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.
Author: Timothy Zahn
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
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.
The Strange Death of Carlton Boyce Barlton
Author: Joseph F. Hanna
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?
Author: Anna Jacobs
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Containing Memoirs of the Author, The Palice of Honour, Prologues to the Æneid, and a Glossary of Obsolete Words; to which is Added, an Old Poem, Author Unknown
Author: Gawin Douglas
Category: Scottish poetry
Author: David Luders
Publisher: The eBook Sale
Category: Drug traffic
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.
Author: Amy Scanes
Category: Juvenile Fiction
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?
Author: Gale Macaulay-newcombe
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.
Author: Barbara Taylor Bradford
Publisher: St. Martin's Press