Roar of the Storm

Author: Adam Burch

Publisher: Fracture Worlds

ISBN: 9781611097436

Category: Fiction

Page: 412

View: 9223

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.

Eye of the Storm

Author: Kate Messner

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802723896

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 1705

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.

Roar of the Heavens

Author: Stefan Bechtel

Publisher: Stefan Bechtel

ISBN: 9780806527062

Category: History

Page: 308

View: 8704

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.

The Music of Nature; Or, An Attempt to Prove that what is Passionate and Pleasing in the Art of Singing, Speaking, and Performing Upon Musical Instruments, is Derived from the Sounds of the Animated World

With Curious and Interesting Illustrations

Author: William Gardiner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: London (England)

Page: 530

View: 9872


Requiem of the Fallen Part I

Light of Mantra

Author: G.H. Starks

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469174162

Category: Fiction

Page: 479

View: 8482

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?

Daughters of the Nile

Author: Stephanie Dray

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101627239

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 5714

New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Dray’s historical fiction series comes to a stunning conclusion as the daughter of Cleopatra risks everything to revive her dynasty. After years of abuse as the emperor’s captive in Rome, Cleopatra Selene is now a powerful queen, ruling over the exotic kingdom of Mauretania with her husband, King Juba II, by her side. But when a jealous Augustus Caesar demands that her children be given over to him to be fostered in Rome, Selene is drawn back into the web of imperial plots and intrigues that she vowed to leave behind... Determined and resourceful, Selene must shield her loved ones from the emperor’s wrath, all while vying with ruthless rivals like King Herod. But unless she can find a way to overcome the threat to her marriage, kingdom, family, and faith, Selene may very well be the last of her line...

A Storm of Passion

Author: Terri Brisbin

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 075825024X

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 7258

In the first of a breathtaking trilogy set against the stark beauty of medieval Scotland, one man discovers a surprising past, a remarkable gift--and a terrible destiny. . . Once, Connor believed that his ability to see the future would grant him everything. Instead, it landed him in a prison of his own making. Summoned by the Lord of the Isles to serve as his counselor, Connor gains wealth and prestige, but with every vision, his own sight dims. Even so, Connor doesn't grasp the terrible consequences of his gift until he's wounded by a young woman who blames him for her family's massacre. Moira curses herself for failing to kill the Seer--especially when she learns her punishment is to be given to him as a slave. Far from the proud, arrogant tyrant she imagined, Connor is a tortured man with a dark sensuality that tempts her night after night. But freeing him from a strange power that is spiraling out of control will mean forsaking her vow and risking her heart for the one man she has sworn to destroy. . . "Terri Brisbin keeps me turning the pages." --Victoria Alexander

Legend of the Island Horse

Author: Jenny Hughes

Publisher: Breakaway Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4035

* 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.

Stormdancer

The Lotus War Book One

Author: Jay Kristoff

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250017912

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 9264

The first in an epic new fantasy series, introducing an unforgettable new heroine and a stunningly original dystopian steampunk world with a flavor of feudal Japan. A DYING LAND The Shima Imperium verges on the brink of environmental collapse; an island nation once rich in tradition and myth, now decimated by clockwork industrialization and the machine-worshipers of the Lotus Guild. The skies are red as blood, the land is choked with toxic pollution, and the great spirit animals that once roamed its wilds have departed forever. AN IMPOSSIBLE QUEST The hunters of Shima's imperial court are charged by their Shogun to capture a thunder tiger – a legendary creature, half-eagle, half-tiger. But any fool knows the beasts have been extinct for more than a century, and the price of failing the Shogun is death. A HIDDEN GIFT Yukiko is a child of the Fox clan, possessed of a talent that if discovered, would see her executed by the Lotus Guild. Accompanying her father on the Shogun's hunt, she finds herself stranded: a young woman alone in Shima's last wilderness, with only a furious, crippled thunder tiger for company. Even though she can hear his thoughts, even though she saved his life, all she knows for certain is he'd rather see her dead than help her. But together, the pair will form an indomitable friendship, and rise to challenge the might of an empire.

In the Roar of the Sea

Author: Sabine Baring-Gould

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1776532732

Category: Fiction

Page: 501

View: 888

Anglican priest and scholar Sabine Baring-Gould had a voracious and wide-ranging intellect, which over the course of his career led to the publication of over 1,000 books and collections in various genres ranging from fiction to folklore. In the Roar of the Sea is a novel that follows the travails of the Trevisa family as they struggle to navigate the aftermath of a tragedy.

The Legend of Strawberry Island

Author: Rita Holmes

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469121536

Category: Fiction

Page: 108

View: 6979

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..........?

The Johnstown Flood

Author: Willis ,Johnson

Publisher: Delmarva Publications, Inc.

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 8750

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.

The Blue Knickers of Happiness

Author: helen eveleigh

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 1452512302

Category: Fiction

Page: 398

View: 8003

“Why would anyone choose to stay silent for ten days? These people must have messed up their lives big time to want to imprison themselves here.” That’s what Jack, an advertising executive from New York, wonders when he unwittingly finds himself on a ten-day silent meditation retreat in the Himalayas. This book follows the stories of five of the retreat participants and their searches for happiness, love, peace of mind, and enlightenment in India and beyond. Their interwoven paths are often touching and sometimes hilarious—especially when maggot-filled muesli bars, scorpions, dodgy gurus, giant tigers, a little fluffy duck called Eric, and the dreaded Death make surprise appearances. The Blue Knickers of Happiness is an amusing yet insightful novel about what can happen when you stop and watch your mind. It explores how a little mindfulness can help ordinary people touch the extraordinary magic that lies within.

Voices From The Sea

Author: Evelyn Hood

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405530340

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 4266

It is 1865 and Eppie, a young widow with a child to bring up, can't believe her luck when she gets the position of housekeeper to wealthy widower Alexander Geddes. He and his teenage son, Duncan, are a dream to work for, but daughter Lydia is moody, spoiled and temperamental - and convinced that Eppie has designs on Alexander. But Eppie is no gold-digger and Alexander Geddes has intentions that are purely honourable. Intentions that begin to lean in the direction of Lydia's governess - Eppie's sister Marion. Yet although the attraction is mutual, its development is slow. For there are other tensions not only in the household but also in the community. Refusing to train as a physician, Duncan is set on following his heart's desire, to side with his stepmother's kin and pursue his dreams of quarrying the precious local marble. Eppie, now almost a member of the family, feels partly responsible for the rift between father and son. She feels even more responsible when Duncan returns home with a stranger who has a mysterious past . . .

Jewel of Canaan

A Story Adapted from the Book of Judges

Author: Marion Dawson Gunderson

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449752039

Category: Fiction

Page: 84

View: 5616

DEBORAH is a beautiful young Israelite woman living in ancient Canaan. Her people are oppressed by a greedy Canaanite king named Jabin. The kings troops, led by General Sisera, often steal the peoples cropsand sometimes their children. Will Deborahs village be plundered next? Despite her fears, Deborah still dreams of marrying a certain young man, and living a normal life among her people. However, Gods plan for Deborah holds some challenges she could never imagine.

The Sand Castle

A Novel

Author: Wayne M. Smith

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469152290

Category: Fiction

Page: 289

View: 4178

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Floating City

Author: Eric Van Lustbader

Publisher: Head of Zeus

ISBN: 1784080357

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 4069

SHADOW WARRIOR. The ancient Japanese art of death is practiced by a select few. Of those young men who are chosen to train in the way of the shadow warrior, most will fail. Those who pass these trials, the Ninja, become the silent assassins, lonely guardians, and unseen watchers of legend. But rarer still are those masters of the shadow craft, the Shiro – those whose fearsome abilities are matched only by their rigid code of honour. Men like Nicholas Linnear... FLOATING CITY. An inland empire ruled by a mercenary king hidden at the heart of the Vietnamese jungle. But the shadow warrior Nicholas Linnear believes that the Floating City lies at the heart of a vast terrorist plot. And he may be the only person who can infiltrate this criminal stronghold...