Legend

Author: Marie Lu

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 014242207X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 318

View: 7033

In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, fifteen-year-olds Day, a famous criminal, and prodigy June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy.

Legend

Author: Marie Lu

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110154595X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

View: 6069

"Legend doesn't merely survive the hype, it deserves it." From the New York Times bestselling author of The Young Elites What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem. From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets. Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Legend

Author: Marie Lu

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014133942X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

View: 4088

Legend is the much-anticipated dystopian thriller debut from US author, Marie Lu. THE must-read dystopian thriller fiction for all teen fans of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Divergent by Veronica Roth. A brilliant re-imagining of Les Miserables, the series is set to be a global film sensation as CBS films have acquired rights to the trilogy. The Twilight Saga producers, Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey, will produce. Los Angeles, California Republic of America He is Day. The boy who walks in the light. She is June. The girl who seeks her brother's killer. On the run and undercover, they meet by chance. Irresistably drawn together, neither knows the other's past. But Day murdered June's brother. And she has sworn to avenge his death. Dystopian fiction at its very best in this thrilling instalment in the Legend trilogy. Praise for Legend: 'If you loved The Hunger Games, you'll love this.' - Sarah Rees-Brennan, author of The Demon's Lexicon 'A fine example of commercial fiction with razor-sharp plotting, depth of character and emotional arc, 'Legend' doesn't merely survive the hype, it deserves it.' - New York Times 'Marie Lu's dystopian novel is a 'Legend' in the making.' - USA Today 'Legend is impossible to put down and even harder to forget.' - Kami Garcia, author of New York Times bestselling author of film sensation, Beautiful Creatures

Legend

Author: David Gemmell

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780307797490

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 3290

Druss, Captain of the Axe, was the stuff of legends. But even as the stories grew in the telling, Druss himself grew older. He turned his back on his own legend and retreated to a mountain lair to await his old enemy, death. Meanwhile, barbarian hordes were on the march. Nothing could stand in their way. Druss reluctantly agreed to come out of retirement. But could even Druss live up to his own legends?

I Am Legend

Author: Richard Matheson

Publisher: NY Books

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 8941

Robert Neville has witnessed the end of the world. The entire population has been obliterated by a vampire virus. Somehow, Neville survived. He must now struggle to make sense of everything that has happened and learn to protect himself against the vampires who hunt him constantly. He must, because perhaps there is nothing else human left. I Am Legend was a major influence in horror and brought a whole new thematic concept to apocalyptic literature. Several humanistic and emotional themes in this book blend the horror genre with traditional fiction: we see Neville as an emotional person, and observe as he suffers bouts of depression, dips into alcoholism and picks up his strength again to fight the vampiric bacteria that has infected (and killed off) most of humankind. Neville soon meets a woman, Ruth, (after three years alone), who seems to be uninfected and a lone survivor. The two become close and he learns from Ruth that the infected have learned to fight the disease...

Legend

The Graphic Novel

Author: Marie Lu

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399171894

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 8460

"Based on the Bestselling Trilogy by Marie Lu."

Legend

An Event Group Thriller

Author: David L. Golemon

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312352639

Category: Fiction

Page: 339

View: 5469

Major Jack Collins, the head of a top-secret government agency dedicated to solving the mysteries of the past, ventures into the Amazon in search of Inca gold and the legendary predator that will destroy anyone threatening to expose the dark secret of the

AB The Legend A Photographer's Tribute

Author: Pradeep Chandra

Publisher: Rupa Publications

ISBN: 8129125196

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 212

View: 9885

Angry Young Man; Big B; Superstar; Icon: The epithets are many for Amitabh Bachchan-the man who has captured and held the imagination of Indians for several decades now. And yet, what could be more appropriate, more fitting for who he is and what he is than 'Legend'. Bachchan was the undisputed king of Bollywood for years-at one point of time, eight of his films were celebrating their silver jubilees simultaneously. Then came his fall from grace in the early Nineties. Today, he is back to where he was, and more. He has had five hits in 2005, is the host of a hugely successful game show, and is one of the most sought after brand ambassadors in India.

The Profession of Violence

The Rise and Fall of the Kray Twins

Author: John Pearson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1448211409

Category: True Crime

Page: 272

View: 2399

The classic, bestselling account of the infamous Kray twins, now a major film, LEGEND, starring Tom Hardy. Reggie and Ronald Kray ruled London's gangland during the 1960s with a ruthlessness and viciousness that shocks even now. Building an empire of organised crime such as nobody has done before or since, the brothers swindled, intimidated, terrorised, extorted and brutally murdered. John Pearson explores the strange relationship that bound the twins together, and charts their gruesome career to their downfall and imprisonment for life in 1969. Now expanded to include further extraordinary revelations, including the unusual alliance between the Kray twins and Lord Boothby – the Tory peer who won £40,000 in a libel settlement when he denied allegation of his association with the Krays – The Profession of Violence is a truly classic work.

The 20-Month Legend

My Baby Boy’s Fight with Cancer

Author: Steve Tate

Publisher: Savio Republic

ISBN: 1682615138

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 398

View: 2006

As if juggling a life with half-a-dozen kids, including triplets, isn’t enough, Steve Tate receives the life-altering news that one of his triplets, Hayes, has been diagnosed with brain cancer. The once-star collegiate football player finds himself fighting for his son’s life. This memoir takes you through the various challenges of raising a family of six kids and balancing a career, all while his son battles to defeat the odds of survival. Both Steve and his high school sweetheart, Savanna, found hope and happiness through the example of their 20-month-old son Hayes.

Legend of Loon Lake

Author: Rick Gordon

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412036267

Category:

Page: 102

View: 5051

This book is meant for anglers and vacationers who frequent the north woods. it is about a very special resort in northern Wisconsin. Hayward, Wisconsin has a reputation for luring anglers from across the country. The area features many lakes with several producing world record fish. The potential for catching a large muskie is greater here than in most other areas. In particular, the Chippewa Flowage (Big Chip) has produced the world record muskie, and many others over fifty pounds. The other lakes surrounding the Chip also share this potential and have produced their share of trophies. A very special resort on a particular lake is the focus of this novel. The author's interaction with the owners and clients are more than just casual, for they are tied together by a common bond: their abiding interest in the sport of fishing and the quest for a single muskie trophy.

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The Legend

Author: Gilbert Gautier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 253

View: 2174


Legend

Author: Mad Andy

Publisher: Rockfic Press, LLC

ISBN: 0977994414

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

View: 6333

This sweeping tale of loss, love and pride touches on forbidden boundaries while giving the reader a taste of what used to be, and tying it into what shall come. Legend is alternate universe band fiction at its best.

True Legend

Author: Mike Lupica

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101581417

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2603

#1 New York Times bestseller Mike Lupica makes his return to the basketball court! There's a reason teammates call him "True." Because for basketball phenom Drew Robinson, there is nothing more true than his talent on the court. It's the kind that comes along once in a generation and is loaded with perks--and with problems. Before long, True buys in to his own hype, much to the chagrin of his mother, who wants to keep her boy's head grounded--and suddenly trouble has a way of finding him. That is, until a washed-up former playground legend steps back onto the court and takes True under his wing. In this age of street agents promising riches to kids barely out of elementary school and college programs being taken down because of recruiting violations, True Legend is a resonant and inspiring novel in the Lupica tradition. ***"The perfect trifecta of deep knowledge and portrayal of the history and culture of basketball, keen insight into the obstacle course of motivations and temptations facing a talented young man, and perfect-pitch sports writing. . . Lupica is the greatest sportswriter for middle-grade readers, and this book, True Legend, is a reminder of his dominance."*** —VOYA, starred review “Lupica scores another winner with this cautionary tale. . . . Loaded with action-packed, suspenseful basketball sequences, crisp dialogue, sharply drawn characters, and keen insight into contemporary basketball culture in America, Drew’s story illuminates the realities and choices facing gifted young athletes.” —School Library Journal "Written in a fluid mix of slightly distant exposition and terse dialogue, the tale features plenty of suspenseful, expertly depicted hoops action along with choices both wrong and, ultimately, right made in the face of glittering temptations." —Booklist From the Hardcover edition.

Rumor Mills

The Social Impact of Rumor and Legend

Author: Gary Alan Fine,Véronique Campion-Vincent,Chip Heath

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780202368665

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

View: 3298

The goal of this volume is to explore the social and political dynamics of rumor and the related concept of urban or contemporary legend. These forms of communication often appear in tandem with social problems, including riots, racial or political violence, and social and economic upheavals. The volume emphasizes the connection of rumor to a set of social concerns from government corruption and corporate scandal, to racial, religious, and other prejudices. Central to the dialogue are issues of truth, belief, history, public policy, and evidence. Rumor has been recognized as one of the most important contributing factors to violence and discrimination. Yet, despite its significance in exacerbating social discord and mistrust, little systematic scholarly attention has been paid to the political origins and consequences of rumor. Rumor is defined as a proposition for belief that is not backed by secure standards of evidence. Rumor can be traditional or not, and can be expressed as a simple claim of fact. In both instances groups of claim-makers, operating out of their own interests and with a set of resources, attempt to depict reality, and if possible, impact the future. The need for this book is underscored by changing patterns of technology. What in the past was grounded in face- to-face interaction is now often found on the Internet, which is a major source of rumor. An appreciation of how new electronic forms of communication affect communal belief is essential for explicating rumor dynamics. The volume is comprehensive. Essays cover race and ethnicity, migration and globalization, corporate malfeasance, and state and government corruption. While editors and contributors well appreciate the dynamic nature of rumors and legends, the high quality of the effort make it evident that the issues that are raised and reoccur will serve to channel and inspire research in this major field of communications research for years to come. Gary Alan Fine is professor of sociology at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Veronique Campion-Vincent is a folklorist at the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, in Paris, France. Chip Heath is associate professor of organizational behavior in the Graduate School for Business at Stanford University in California. Each are accomplished authors and researchers--as are the participants in the volume itself.

Marley Legend

An Illustrated Life of Bob Marley

Author: James Henke

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 0811850366

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 64

View: 4984

A slipcased volume chronicles the Jamaican reggae musician's life, and includes removable reproductions of handwritten lyrics and concert schedules, as well as a compact disc featuring music clips and an interview with the songwriter.

The Legend

A Sons of Texas Novel

Author: Donna Grant

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 1250083443

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 3315

A LONE STAR LOVER They live to protect. They live to fight for honor and justice. They live to love the women who have captured their souls. These are the Sons of Texas, from New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant. In The Legend, Callie Reed doesn’t need a man to protect her. An expert sharpshooter and renegade hacker, this Texas-born spitfire’s got the skills and the courage to stand up to any danger—no matter how deadly. But when she becomes the target of a shadowy organization known as the Saints, Callie is forced to team up with the one man she can’t outshoot: the gorgeous, and infuriating, Lone Star legend named Wyatt Loughman... A Delta Force Colonel with a rock-hard body and stone-cold heart, Wyatt has been teasing and tormenting Callie since they were playmates on his family’s ranch. Of course, he’s wildly attracted to the fiery, strong-willed Callie. But he’s always hidden his feelings behind a wall of Texas tough and military cool, even as he’s burning up with desire. Can Wyatt save Callie’s life—without putting her love in the line of fire?

Legend

Author: Jude Deveraux

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671036947

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 822

From one of the world's most beloved novelists comes a triumphant historical romance that sweeps from modern-day Virginia to 1873 Colorado, weaving a time-travel tale filled with adventure, tenderness, and passion that only New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux could deliver. Her wedding fast approaching, celebrated chef Kady Long knew she was the luckiest woman alive...until she slipped into a delicate satin wedding dress she found in an antique flour tin and was overcome by an odd dizzy spell. When she came to, Kady was in the dusty western town of Legend, Colorado—where a hanging was about to commence! With quick wits and more than a little moxie, Kady halts the proceedings, much to the relief of one Cole Jordan, a tall, thankful, and very appealing man. Now it's Kady's turn to enlist his help to find a way back home. But before long, Kady discovers a passion that she knows can only live in Legend—until Cole reveals a secret that unites them in a way Kady never could have imagined.