Spirit Legacy

Author: E. E. Holmes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989508001

Category: Dead

Page: 276

View: 3532

College student Jess Ballard's mother has gone-dead under mysterious circumstances; her life uprooted to stay with estranged relatives she's never met; and ... and there's something odd about some of the people she's been meeting at school: They're dead! Aided by Tia, her neurotic roommate, and Dr. David Pierce, a ghost-hunting professor, Jess must unravel the mystery behind her hauntings. But the closer she gets to the truth, the more danger shadows her every move. An ancient secret, long-buried, is about to claw its way to the surface, and nothing can prepare Jess for one terrifying truth ... ... her encounters with the world of the dead are only just beginning

Plague of the Shattered

Author: E. E. Holmes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998476216

Category: Dead

Page: 281

View: 662

Once every five years, the Northern Clans of the Durupinen gather at Fairhaven Hall. There at the ancient castle, surrounded by the very spirits they are bound to protect and serve, the clans settle disputes and shape the laws that govern the Gateways to the spirit world. For the first time, Jess and Hannah Ballard have to represent their clan. It is an awesome responsibility-a great honor... and they are sure it's going to be the most boring week of their lives. Oh, how very wrong they are. For something dangerous is stalking the halls of Fairhaven. It lies in wait, striking down victim after victim, undetectable and inescapable. No one knows what it is, or what it wants, but one thing is clear: no one is safe until it is captured. As their fellow Durupinen fall victim one by one, it will be up to Jess and Hannah, the newest members of the Trackers, to solve the mystery before the entirety of the castle is possessed.

Spirit Prophecy

Book 2 of the Gateway Trilogy

Author: E. E. Holmes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989508032

Category: Dead

Page: 376

View: 9120

Two sisters, haunted by more than their past... Just weeks after discovering each other's existence, Jess and Hannah Ballard arrive at Fairhaven Hall, where they will learn the clandestine ways of the Durupinen, an ancient sect of women who control the Gateways between the worlds of the living and the dead. Though they are considered outcasts by most of their classmates, Jess and Hannah are determined to learn what they can to fulfill their responsibility to the many ghosts that haunt them. But danger, it seems, has followed them as closely as a shadow to their new home, and they have more questions than ever. Who is the desperate child spirit pursuing Jess, and what do her terrifying visions mean? What has happened to Dr. David Pierce, Jess' friend and mentor, who has suddenly and mysteriously vanished? And just what is it about Hannah's unique abilities that has the other Durupinen frightened of her? The Ballard sisters are about to find out, and the answers could destroy their newfound life before it has even begun. Spirit Prophecy is the second thrilling installment in E.E. Holmes' award-winning Gateway Trilogy.

Through Black Spruce

Author: Joseph Boyden

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780670020577

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

View: 9000

Maintaining a bedside vigil for her comatose uncle, Annie Bird remembers a painful search for her missing model sister; while her uncle Will, a legendary Cree bush pilot, ruminates on a tragic betrayal that cost him his family. By the author of Three Day Road.

THE HIGH DEEDS OF FINN AND OTHER BARDIC ROMANCES OF IRELAND

20 enchanting tales from the Emerald Isle

Author: Anon E. Mouse

Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 8822802640

Category: Fiction

Page: 396

View: 8020

Herein you will find 20 tales, from the Emerald Isle. There are seven bardic romances like, The Children of Lir, The Secret Of Labra, The Vengeance Of Mesgedra and five more besides. Also contained herein are thirteen legends, each a tale in itself, tracing the life of Finn mac Cumhal from boyhood through adulthood including the The Birth Of Oisín and his Visit To The Land Of Youth only to return to find that his father, Finn, had fallen at the battle of Brea three hundred years before. Lastly, The History Of King Cormac is recounted from the time of his birth, his judgement, marriage, disappearance and his death. The 16 Georgian style, color plates by Stephen Reid (1873 – 1948) portray scenes from these tales and are exquisite and sumptuous in their color and detail. The two most conspicuous figures in ancient Irish legend are Cuchulain, who lived in the reign of Conor mac Nessa immediately before the Christian era, and Finn son of Cumhal, who appears in literature as the captain of a military order devoted to the service of the High King of Ireland during the 3rd century. As such, this volume is mainly concerned with the exploits of Fin mac Cumhal and the Fianna of Erinn. The romantic tales retold here belong neither to the category of folk-lore nor of myth, although most contain elements of both. They belong to the bardic literature of ancient Ireland, a literature written with an artistic purpose by men who possessed in the highest degree the native culture of their land and time. Once again, you’re invited to curl up with a unique piece of ancient Irish folklore and let the Gift of the Irish enchant and captivate you. This volume has not been seen in print for over one hundred years—don’t miss this golden opportunity.

House of Chains

Book Four of The Malazan Book of the Fallen

Author: Steven Erikson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429926607

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

View: 457

In Northern Genabackis, a raiding party of savage tribal warriors descends from the mountains into the southern flatlands. Their intention is to wreak havoc amongst the despised lowlanders, but for the one named Karsa Orlong it marks the beginning of what will prove to be an extraordinary destiny. Some years later, it is the aftermath of the Chain of Dogs. Tavore, the Adjunct to the Empress, has arrived in the last remaining Malazan stronghold of Seven Cities. New to command, she must hone twelve thousand soldiers, mostly raw recruits but for a handful of veterans of Coltaine's legendary march, into a force capable of challenging the massed hordes of Sha'ik's Whirlwind who lie in wait in the heart of the Holy Desert. But waiting is never easy. The seer's warlords are locked into a power struggle that threatens the very soul of the rebellion, while Sha'ik herself suffers, haunted by the knowledge of her nemesis: her own sister, Tavore. And so begins this awesome new chapter in Steven Erikson's acclaimed Malazan Book of the Fallen . . . At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Wonders of the Lost Age

The Books of Sorcery

Author: Alan Alexander,Kraig Blackwelder,Michael Goodwin,John Snead

Publisher: White Wolf Pub

ISBN: 9781588466914

Category: Games

Page: 160

View: 716

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Tutankhamun

The Book of Shadows

Author: Nick Drake

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006200297X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 4413

“I’m glad that Rahotep, the policeman from Nefertiti: The Book of the Dead, has had a second outing. The central figure is the best known Egyptian of them all, Tutankhamun, and Nick Drake has written an engaging and convincing account of this doomed figure and the loyal and dogged Rahotep, the ‘seeker of mysteries’.” — Bookseller (London) In this gripping central novel in Nick Drake’s Egyptian trilogy—following the critically-acclaimed Nefertiti—savvy detective Rahotep investigates a terrifying plot against the great Egyptian King Tutankhamun… a murderous plan, shocking in scope, that threatens to unravel the entire Egyptian empire.

The Middle Kingdom

a survey of the geography, government, literature, social life, arts and history of the Chinese empire and its inhabitants

Author: Samuel Wells Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0710311672

Category: China

Page: 256

View: 3377

First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Cambridge Handbook of Consumer Privacy

Author: Evan Selinger,Jules Polonetsky,Omer Tene

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316859274

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 480

Businesses are rushing to collect personal data to fuel surging demand. Data enthusiasts claim personal information that's obtained from the commercial internet, including mobile platforms, social networks, cloud computing, and connected devices, will unlock path-breaking innovation, including advanced data security. By contrast, regulators and activists contend that corporate data practices too often disempower consumers by creating privacy harms and related problems. As the Internet of Things matures and facial recognition, predictive analytics, big data, and wearable tracking grow in power, scale, and scope, a controversial ecosystem will exacerbate the acrimony over commercial data capture and analysis. The only productive way forward is to get a grip on the key problems right now and change the conversation. That's exactly what Jules Polonetsky, Omer Tene, and Evan Selinger do. They bring together diverse views from leading academics, business leaders, and policymakers to discuss the opportunities and challenges of the new data economy.

The Cambridge Handbook of Surveillance Law

Author: David Gray,Stephen E. Henderson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110850938X

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 1017

Surveillance presents a conundrum: how to ensure safety, stability, and efficiency while respecting privacy and individual liberty. From police officers to corporations to intelligence agencies, surveillance law is tasked with striking this difficult and delicate balance. That challenge is compounded by ever-changing technologies and evolving social norms. Following the revelations of Edward Snowden and a host of private-sector controversies, there is intense interest among policymakers, business leaders, attorneys, academics, students, and the public regarding legal, technological, and policy issues relating to surveillance. This handbook documents and organizes these conversations, bringing together some of the most thoughtful and impactful contributors to contemporary surveillance debates, policies, and practices. Its pages explore surveillance techniques and technologies; their value for law enforcement, national security, and private enterprise; their impacts on citizens and communities; and the many ways societies do - and should - regulate surveillance.

The Fist of God

Author: Frederick Forsyth

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0804181071

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 5337

From the bestselling author of The Day of the Jackal, international master of intrigue Frederick Forsyth, comes a thriller that brilliantly blends fact with fiction for one of this summer's--or any season's--most explosive reads! From the behind-the-scenes decision-making of the Allies to the secret meetings of Saddam Hussein's war cabinet, from the brave American fliers running their dangerous missions over Iraq to the heroic young spy planted deep in the heart of Baghdad, Forsyth's incomparable storytelling skill keeps the suspense at a breakneck pace. Somewhere in Baghdad is the mysterious "Jericho," the traitor who is willing--for a price--to reveal what is going on in the high councils of the Iraqi dictator. But Saddam's ultimate weapon has been kept secret even from his most trusted advisers, and the nightmare scenario that haunts General Schwarzkopf and his colleagues is suddenly imminent, unless somehow, the spy can locate that weapon--The Fist of God--in time. Peopled with vivid characters, brilliantly displaying Forsyth's incomparable, knowledge of intelligence operations and tradecraft, moving back and forth between Washington and London, Baghdad and Kuwait, desert vastnesses and city bazaars, this breathtaking novel is an utterly convincing story of what may actually have happened behind the headlines.

The New North

Being an Account of a Woman's Journey Through Canada to the Arctic

Author: Agnes Deans Cameron

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Arctic regions

Page: 398

View: 7645


Tigana

Anniversary Edition

Author: Guy Gavriel Kay

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101663987

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

View: 7915

From the renowned author of Children of Earth and Sky, The Fionovar Tapestry, and A Song for Arbonne Tigana is the magical story of a beleaguered land struggling to be free. It is the tale of a people so cursed by the black sorcery of a cruel despotic king that even the name of their once-beautiful homeland cannot be spoken or remembered.

Uther and Igraine

Author: Warwick Deeping

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 354

View: 3410

Beneath the dark cornices of a thicket of wind-stunted pines stood a small company of women looking out into the hastening night. The half light of evening lay over the scene, rolling wood and valley into a misty mass, while the horizon stood curbed by a belt of imminent clouds. In the western vault, a vast rent in the wall of grey gave out a blaze of transient gold that slanted like a spear-shaft to a sullen sea. A wind cried restlessly amid the trees, gusty at intervals, but tuning its mood to a desolate and constant moan. There was an expression of despair on the face of the west. The woods were full of a vague woe, and of troubled breathing. The trees seemed to sway to one another, to fling strange words with a tossing of hair, and outstretched hands. The furze in the valley-swept and harrowed-undulated like a green lagoon.

The Amateur Tramp

A Walk of Ten Thousand Miles Around Australia

Author: Colin Choat

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780646989372

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 5940

Aidan De Brune was the first person to walk around the perimeter of Australia. He set off in 1921, unaccompanied and unassisted and walked 10,000 miles (16,000 kilometres) from Sydney to Sydney, anticlockwise. Everywhere he walked, he asked people to sign his travel diary, as evidence of his presence in the places he visited. He was also a journalist and he regularly wrote articles during his walk, which appeared in the Sydney Daily Mail and other newspapers.He was a prolific writer of serialised mystery stories, which were syndicated in newspapers throughout Australia and New Zealand. He was also an accomplished musician who gave music lessons and at one time played piano accompaniments to silent films in London.