When he rebelled against his father, Edmon Leontes lost everything, but a lot has happened in the twelve years since he left his remote home planet of Tao. He has made a new life for himself as the medic aboard a starship, earning his keep traversing the galaxy with a misfit crew. Edmon thinks he has left his tumultuous past behind him, yet all that changes when his father dies. Phaestion, the man he once called brother, has inherited Edmon's birthright. But Phaestion's ambitions of domination are not limited to Tao, and he is not inclined to let a rival--even one in exile--continue living. Phaestion's pursuit of power spans the universe, running afoul of powers no one is fit to be meddling with. Edmon will need to confront his past as he and his crew race across worlds to uncover the origins of the Fracture...and save the universe from complete destruction.
Author: Adam Burch
Publisher: Fracture Worlds
In the not-too-distant future, huge tornadoes and monster storms have become a part of everyday life. Sent to spend the summer in the heart of storm country with her meteorological engineer father, Jaden Meggs is surprised at the strides her father's company StormSafe, has made with custom shelters that keep her family safe in even the worst of storms. At her exclusive summer science camp, Eye On Tomorrow, Jaden meets Alex, a boy whose passion for science matches hers. Together, they discover that her father's company is steering storms away from the expensive neighborhoods and toward the organic farming communities that are in competition with his bio-engineered food company, NatureMade. Jaden must confront her father, but when she does, she uncovers a terrifying family secret and must call on both her scientific knowledge and her faith to save the people she loves most from one of her father's monster storms.
Author: Kate Messner
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Juvenile Fiction
With an hour-by-hour account--told by survivors--of 1969's Hurricane Camille, this book puts a human face on one of the nation's worst natural disasters. 16-page photo insert.
Author: Stefan Bechtel
Publisher: Stefan Bechtel
Written by G.H. Starks, Requiem of the Fallen: Light of Mantra, is an epic tale that follows the travels of a young warrior (Ralir), in a world dominated by the call of a soldiers duty and the shadow of his fathers greatness. When Mantras greatest defender, Shivalsa Nomrai (General of Mantras Grand Army and Father to Ralir) is infl icted with a mortal illness, Ralir becomes the reluctant successor to his legacy. Heir to an ancient family pact, Ralir and his father embark upon a spectacular and magical journey of revelation, betrayal, and redemption. Along the way Ralir encounters the ultimate evil (Wodahs) and is given the choice to turn his back on a soldiers duty and join Wodahs, or lose all he holds dear. Requiem of the Fallen: Light of Mantra, also follows the fi ght of a wondrous woman (Queen Patricia) to save her land, her child, her King, and her subjects from the will of Wodahs. Will Ralir and the Queen successfully fend off the onslaught of the ultimate evil and save their world or will they lose all to the approaching cataclysm?
Light of Mantra
Author: G.H. Starks
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
It is the 6th century of the common era. The vampire Saint-Germain, known in this time as Zangi-Ragozh, is peacefully doing business in Asia when the island of Krakatoa explodes in a massive volcanic eruption. Tidal waves swamp harbors hundreds of miles away, destroying trade ships and their cargoes; tons of ash and dirt are flung into the air. In the months to come, the world grows colder and darker as the massive volcanic cloud spreads across the globe, blocking sunlight. Sea trade is ravaged. Crops fail. Livestock, and then people, begin to starve. Disease spreads. Panic rises. As always in times of trouble, foreigners-and the vampire is always a foreigner-become targets. Fleeing toward the West, where he hopes to find safety and sanity, the vampire travels with a nomadic tribe led by Dukkai, a female shaman who soon becomes Zangi-Ragozh's lover. But Zangi-Ragozh's problems are far from over. His vampire nature is discovered by an enemy; he begins to starve; he is betrayed by one he cared deeply for; he loses everything, even his last sack of his native soil. With the True Death looming, Zangi-Ragozh tries to reach sanctuary in his ancient homeland. Transylvania. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
A Novel of the Count Saint-Germain
Author: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
As a young boy in seventeenth-century Portugal, Juan Pereira lived a Christian life with his mother and father, but he often wondered why he was not a choir boy like most of his friends. One fateful night, he discovers the truth: he is of Jewish descent, and his real name is not Juan but Benjamin. That same night, the secret hiding place of the Jews is discovered by the Inquisition, and Benjamin loses his mother and father to martyrdom. Forced to flee Portugal, Benjamin finds solace in the guidance of Senor Rodriguez, his parents’ trusted friend. They search for a safe place for Jews to live, far from the raging fires of persecution. It is in the midst of this search that Benjamin encounters Rachel da Sousa, and they fall in love. Forced to leave Europe to freely live as Jews, the couple takes to the high seas and heads for the New World. The high seas are dangerous, and the new world isn’t much safer. With the help of Samuel, an African slave in search of his lost brother, and Adario, a Huron Native American, Benjamin and Rachel find hope in a free future, but nothing goes as planned. Soon separated, the lovers must find a way to reunite and finally discover a place to call home.
A Novel About the Colonial American Jews
Author: Jane Frances Amler
Clan fighting over a powerful totemic mask has brought the Mound Builder people of the Great Lakes region to the edge of destruction. It is up to Star Shell, daughter of a Hopewell chief, to rid her people of this curse. Along with her companions: Otter, a trader; Pearl, a runaway; and Green Spider, either prophet or madman, she braves the stormy waters of the lakes to reach the majestic waterfall known as Roaring Water. She is determined to banish the mask forever to a watery grave. But vengeful clan members are close on her heels, and they have a similar fate planned for her. Set in what will become Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky and Michigan, People of the Lakes is another spell-binding epic in New York Times and USA Today bestelling authors W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear's North America's Forgotten past saga. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: Kathleen O'Neal Gear,W. Michael Gear
The Believer and Rationalist with Questions of God and Man
Author: William H. Bicksler
* Horses, adventure, and mystery * Tia and her pony Gable are inseparable. When her father proposes a visit to a remote island to research the ancient legend of shipwrecked horse, Tia is reluctant until she realizes that Gable can come, too. Riding alone on the cliffs of the island, Tia meets a dark rider on a dark horse, who turn out to be an island-born teen, Daniel, and his amazing island horse, Harley. Daniel and Tia hit it off and spend days riding together. Daniel introduces Tia and Gable to the joys of swimming in the ocean, as well as honing their cross-country jumping skills. Elsewhere on the island, though, events take on a sinister pattern as the story of the shipwreck emerges and Tia’s father seems to be closing in on the mystery of the island horse. Soon, Tia and Gable must fight not only the awesome power of the sea but combat the evil human force that threatens their existence on the island.
Author: Jenny Hughes
Publisher: Breakaway Books
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The stillness preceding the storm had yielded. A gale had broken over the coast, raged against the cliffs of Pentyre, and battered the walls of the parsonage, without disturbing the old rector, whom no storm would trouble again, soon to be laid under the sands of his buried church-yard, his very mound to be heaped over in a few years, and obliterated by waves of additional encroaching sand. Judith had not slept all night. She—she, a mere child, had to consider and arrange everything consequent on the death of the master of the house. The servants—cook and house-maid—had been of little, if any, assistance to her. When Jane, the house-maid, had rushed into the kitchen with the tidings that the old parson was dead, cook, in her agitation, upset the kettle and scalded her foot. The gardener’s wife had come in on hearing the news, and had volunteered help. Judith had given her the closet-key to fetch from the stores something needed; and Jamie, finding access to the closet, had taken possession of a pot of raspberry jam, carried it to bed with him, and spilled it over the sheets, besides making himself ill. The house-maid, Jane, had forgotten in her distraction to shut the best bedroom casement, and the gale during the night had wrenched it from its hinges, flung it into the garden on the roof of the small conservatory, and smashed both. Moreover, the casement being open, the rain had driven into the room unchecked, had swamped the floor, run through and stained the drawing-room ceiling underneath, the drips had fallen on the mahogany table and blistered the veneer. A messenger was sent to Pentyre Glaze for Miss Dionysia Trevisa, and she would probably arrive in an hour or two.
Author: Sabine Baring-Gould
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
An American romance, set in the South-West in the days of gunfighting, rough living and hard riding.
Author: Zane Grey
Publisher: Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.
Category: Foreign Language Study
Synopsis Captain Castlewood is lost at sea in a terrible storm and presumed dead. His wife, Helena, decides to take their two sixteen-year-old twin daughters, Elizabeth and Abigail, and move to her mother’s home on Strawberry Island. Her mother owns a hotel called Hotel Monteque, which caters to tourists. The island is just off the coast of Florida. Margarita’s father, El Dante de la Mengo, had built the hotel as a home for his wife and two adopted daughters, Margarita and Isabella. Helena has not seen her mother, Margarita, in over twenty years. Margarita had sent Helena away to a private school up north because of the veil of uneasiness that lingered on the island after Isabella’s death. When she heard from Helena about her husband being gone and that she wanted to bring her daughters to live on the island, she was extremely happy to accommodate them. When they arrive at the island, the two girls’ curiosities get them into all kinds of trouble, including accidentally unleashing the evil spirit of their grandmother’s long-dead twin sister, Isabella. Once the spirit is unleashed, she possesses Abigail’s body and begins to wreak havoc on anyone who comes in contact with her. Abigail is completely helpless to stop Isabella’s attacks on people and is continually trying to overcome the evil spirit in her body. Isabella was believed to have been an evil witch and had been burned alive many years ago by the townspeople. Isabella’s mother, Francesca, had tried to rescue her but was killed at the same time by the townspeople. Isabella’s dying words were curses on the people who were responsible for taking hers and her mother’s lives. She swore that she would return someday and get her revenge. Several tourists visiting Strawberry Island meet with terrible fates because of the evildoings of Isabella. The tourists came to the island because of all the legends they had heard about the island. They were thrill seekers and got a lot more than they bargained for. An old gypsy woman named Rosalee went to Margarita and told her that she knew how to free Abigail of Isabella’s evil presence. Margarita, her housemaid, Desdemona and Rosalee enlisted the aid of some of the tourists that were still alive to help them. They performed a ritual that caused the spirit to remove itself from Abigail. The spirit went into the body of a swine, which ran quickly away. The swine secretly slipped onto an outgoing ship and was hiding, watching, waiting for..........?
Author: Rita Holmes
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The summer of 1889 will ever be memorable for its appalling disasters by flood and flame. In that period fell the heaviest blow of the nineteenth century—a blow scarcely paralleled in the histories of civilized lands. Central Pennsylvania, a center of industry, thrift and comfort, was desolated by floods unprecedented in the records of the great waters. On both sides of the Alleghenies these ravages were felt in terrific power, but on the western slope their terrors were infinitely multiplied by the bursting of the South Fork Reservoir, letting out millions of tons of water, which, rushing madly down the rapid descent of the Conemaugh Valley, washed out all its busy villages and hurled itself in a deadly torrent on the happy borough of Johnstown. The frightful aggravations which followed the coming of this torrent have waked the deepest sympathies of this nation and of the world, and the history is demanded in permanent form, for those of the present day, and for the generations to come. This is a new edition of “THE JOHNSTOWN FLOOD” by Willis Johnson including all the appalling record; the breaking of the south fork dam; the sweeping out of the Conemaugh valley; the over-throw of Johnstown; the massing of the wreck at the railroad bridge; escapes, rescues, searches for survivors and the dead; relief organizations, stupendous charities, with full accounts also of the destruction on the Susquehanna and Juniata rivers, and the Bald Eagle creek. This edition has all new photos, a linked table of contents for both chapters and illustrations, and any typographical errors that appeared in the original edition have been corrected.
Author: Willis ,Johnson
Publisher: Delmarva Publications, Inc.
Published in 1898, a two-volume biography of a Victorian electrical engineer who was an early pioneer in submarine cable telegraphy.
With Which is Incorporated the Story of the Atlantic Cable, and the First Telegraph to India and the Colonies
Author: Edward Brailsford Bright,Charles Bright
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
This is the nature of that country. There are hills, rounded, blunt, burned, squeezed up out of chaos, chrome and vermilion painted, aspiring to the snow-line. Between the hills lie high level-looking plains full of intolerable sun glare, or narrow valleys drowned in a blue haze. The hill surface is streaked with ash drift and black, unweathered lava flows. After rains water accumulates in the hollows of small closed valleys, and, evaporating, leaves hard dry levels of pure desertness that get the local name of dry lakes. Where the mountains are steep and the rains heavy, the pool is never quite dry, but dark and bitter, rimmed about with the efflorescence of alkaline deposits. A thin crust of it lies along the marsh over the vegetating area, which has neither beauty nor freshness. In the broad wastes open to the wind the sand drifts in hummocks about the stubby shrubs, and between them the soil shows saline traces. The sculpture of the hills here is more wind than water work, though the quick storms do sometimes scar them past many a year’s redeeming. In all the Western desert edges there are essays in miniature at the famed, terrible Grand Cañon, to which, if you keep on long enough in this country, you will come at last. Since this is a hill country one expects to find springs, but not to depend upon them; for when found they are often brackish and unwholesome, or maddening, slow dribbles in a thirsty soil. Here you find the hot sink of Death Valley, or high rolling districts where the air has always a tang of frost. Here are the long heavy winds and breathless calms on the tilted mesas where dust devils dance, whirling up into a wide, pale sky. Here you have no rain when all the earth cries for it, or quick downpours called cloud-bursts for violence. A land of lost rivers, with little in it to love; yet a land that once visited must be come back to inevitably. If it were not so there would be little told of it. This is the country of three seasons. From June on to November it lies hot, still, and unbearable, sick with violent unrelieving storms; then on until April, chill, quiescent, drinking its scant rain and scanter snows; from April to the hot season again, blossoming, radiant, and seductive. These months are only approximate; later or earlier the rain-laden wind may drift up the water gate of the Colorado from the Gulf, and the land sets its seasons by the rain.
Author: Mary Hunter Austin
Publisher: Library of Alexandria