Roar of the Storm

Author: Adam Burch

Publisher: Fracture Worlds

ISBN: 9781611097436

Category: Fiction

Page: 412

View: 4386

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.

Roar of the Heavens

Author: Stefan Bechtel

Publisher: Stefan Bechtel

ISBN: 9780806527062

Category: History

Page: 308

View: 6710

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.

Song of Edmon

Author: Adam Burch

Publisher: 47North

ISBN: 9781477805350

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2115

In Adam Burch’s thrilling series debut, a young man must choose between violence and peace in a distant world divided between those who thrive in endless sunlight and those who survive in eternal darkness. The isolated planet of Tao is a house divided: the peaceful Daysiders live in harmony while the pale Nightsiders pursue power and racial purity through the violent ritual of the Combat. Edmon Leontes, the gentle son of a ruthless warrior noble and a proud Daysider, embodies Tao’s split nature. The product of diametrically opposed races, Edmon hopes to live a quiet life pursuing the music of his mother’s people, but his Nightsider father cruelly forces him to continue in his bloody footsteps to ensure his legacy. Edmon’s defiance will cost him everything…and spark a revolution that will shake the foundations of Tao. His choice—to embrace the light or surrender to the darkness—will shape his own fate and that of his divided world.

Roar

A Stormheart Novel

Author: Cora Carmack

Publisher: Tor Teen

ISBN: 9780765386328

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 384

View: 5318

Challenge a tempest. Survive it. And you become its master. Legend says that AuroraPavan’s ancestors first gained their magic by facing a storm and stealing partof its essence. Aurora has been groomed to be the perfect queen...but she’s yetto show any trace of the magic she’ll need to protect her people. To keep her secret and save her crown, she’ll have to marry a dark and broodingStormling prince from another kingdom: He’ll guarantee her spot as the nextqueen and be the champion her people need to remain safe. But the more Aurora uncoversabout him, the more a future with him frightens her. When a handsome young storm hunter reveals he was born without magic, butpossesses it now, Aurora realizes there’s a third option for her future besidesruin or marriage... She might not have magic now, but she can steal it if she’s brave enough. “A rich and unforgettablefantasy forged from the power of storms, the danger of secrets, and the magicof Cora Carmack’s imagination.”—Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling author “Well worth the wait...Itcrushed all of my expectations with gusto, and surprised me more than once.”—Hypable

The Wall of Storms

Author: Ken Liu

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481424300

Category: Fiction

Page: 880

View: 9356

In the much-anticipated sequel to the “magnificent fantasy epic” (NPR) Grace of Kings, Emperor Kuni Garu is faced with the invasion of an invincible army in his kingdom and must quickly find a way to defeat the intruders. Kuni Garu, now known as Emperor Ragin, runs the archipelago kingdom of Dara, but struggles to maintain progress while serving the demands of the people and his vision. Then an unexpected invading force from the Lyucu empire in the far distant west comes to the shores of Dara—and chaos results. But Emperor Kuni cannot go and lead his kingdom against the threat himself with his recently healed empire fraying at the seams, so he sends the only people he trusts to be Dara’s savvy and cunning hopes against the invincible invaders: his children, now grown and ready to make their mark on history.

Wings of the Storm

(The Rise of Sigurd 3)

Author: Giles Kristian

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473510422

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 2397

Norway, AD 785. A wild place, a place of blood, a place where the gods must be favoured . . . Sigurd Haraldarson and his oathsworn band are winning fame and reputation. But to confront his hated enemy – the oath-breaker and betrayer King Gorm – they must win riches too. When a daring raid goes wrong, Sigurd finds himself a prisoner of the powerful Jarl Guthrum. Bound like a slave, he is taken to the sacred temple at Ubsola to face the sacrificial knife. But here Sigurd discovers a potent relic: Gungnir, a great spear that would give him the power to assemble a host strong enough to challenge King Gorm, and avenge the betrayal of his father and the murder of his family. The roar of Odin and the wild hunt will be as nothing compared to Sigurd’s rage, for he and his warriors will be borne on the wings of the storm . . . With Wings of the Storm, one of our finest young historical novelists brings his extraordinary Viking saga - an adventure to that is sure to satisfy any 'Game of Thrones' fan - to a triumphant close.

Rage

A Stormheart Novel

Author: Cora Carmack

Publisher: Tor Teen

ISBN: 9780765386366

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

View: 1670

New York Times bestselling author Cora Carmack presents the second book in her captivating new YA fantasy/romance series. Princess or adventurer. Duty or freedom. Her Kingdom or the Stormhunter she loves. If Aurora knows anything, it's that choices have consequences. To set things right, she joins a growing revolution on the streets of Pavan. In disguise as the rebel Roar, she puts her knowledge of the palace to use to aid the rebellion. But the Rage season is at its peak and not a day passes without the skies raining down destruction. Yet these storms are different...they churn with darkness, and attack with a will that’s desperate and violent. This feels like more than rage. It feels like war.

Though Hell Should Bar the Way

Author: David Drake

Publisher: Baen Books

ISBN: 1625796323

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 9965

A NEW NOVEL IN THE NATIONALLY BEST-SELLING RCN MILITARY SF SERIES. David Drake, Dean of Military Science Fiction, returns with another entry in his best-selling RCN series. FROM WEALTH AND POWER, TO POVERTY AND INSULTS! Roy Olfetrie planned to be an officer in the Republic of Cinnabar Navy, but when his father was unmasked as a white-collar criminal he had to take whatever he was offered. What is offered turns out to be a chance to accompany Captain Daniel Leary and Lady Adele Mundy as they go off to start a war that will put Roy at the sharp end. Duty snatches Roy from the harem of a pirate chief to a world of monsters, from interstellar reaches in a half-wrecked starship to assassination attempts at posh houses. Roy has the choice of making friends or dying friendless; of meeting betrayal and responding to it; of breaking his faith or keeping it at the risk of his life. Pirates, politics, and spies--and waiting for Roy if he survives all the rest, a powerful warship. The action doesn't slow--nor can Roy, for if he does the only question is which of the many threats will be the one to catch and kill him. But Captain Leary himself has given Roy a chance, and Roy is determined make the most of it—THOUGH HELL SHOULD BAR THE WAY. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About David Drake’s RCN series: “[R]ousing old-fashioned space opera.”—Publishers Weekly “The fun is in the telling, and Mr. Drake has a strong voice. I want more!”—Philadelphia Weekly Press “[S]pace opera is alive and well. This series is getting better as the author goes along…character development combined with first-rate action and memorable world designs.”—SFReader.com “Drake deftly weaves a web of political machinations and intrigue that vividly depicts the costs of war. Fans of Patrick O'Brian's Maturin and Aubrey novels will enjoy this intricate, rousing space opera.” —Publishers Weekly About David Drake: “[P]rose as cold and hard as the metal alloy of a tank…rivals Crane and Remarque…”—Chicago Sun-Times “Drake couldn’t write a bad action scene at gunpoint.”—Booklist RCN series: With the Lightnings Lt. Leary, Commanding The Far Side of the Stars The Way to Glory Some Golden Harbor When the Tide Rises In the Stormy Red Sky What Distant Deeps The Road of Danger The Sea Without a Shore Death's Bright Day Though Hell Should Bar the Way

What Stands in a Storm

A True Story of Love and Resilience in the Worst Superstorm in History

Author: Kim Cross

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476763070

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 9878

Immersive reporting and dramatic storytelling set you right in the middle of the horrific superstorm of April 2011, a weather event that killed 348 people.

The Tempest

Author: William Shakespeare,David Lindley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107021529

Category: Drama

Page: 282

View: 5731

The Tempest is one of the most suggestive, yet most elusive of all Shakespeare's plays, and has provoked a wide range of critical interpretations. It is a magical romance, yet deeply and problematically embedded in seventeenth-century debates about authority and power. In this updated edition, David Lindley has thoroughly revised the introduction and reading list to take account of the latest directions in criticism and performance. Including a new section on casting in recent productions, Lindley's introduction explores the complex questions this raises about colonisation, racial and gender stereotypes, and the nature of the theatrical experience. Careful attention is also given to the play's dramatic form, stagecraft, and use of music and spectacle, to demonstrate its uniquely experimental nature.

Winston Churchill by His Personal Secretary

Recollections of the Great Man by a Woman Who Worked for Him

Author: Elizabeth Nel

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595911448

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 178

View: 3902

Elizabeth Nel served as Winston Churchill's personal secretary during World War II. The vivid and human details of her experiences, of her impressions and memories of the irascible and loveable war hero, take up the story of Churchill's life at No. 10 where the BBC's impressive drama, The Gathering Storm, leaves off-when Churchill took over the reins of Government at the outset of the war. Finally, the author, Elizabeth Nel, at 90 years of age, looks back across the years. "Mrs Nel was Mr Churchill's secretary from 1941 to 1945 and her experiences, from the first day of inevitable blunders to the wartime meetings in Canada, the United States, Moscow, Yalta and Casablanca to which she accompanied him, are told with a modest restraint."-The Times Literary Supplement "She was by his side when Germany attacked Russia; when Pearl Harbour, the fall of Tobruk and Arnhem occurred. But somehow the distant roar of guns is dimmed by the sweat of being Mr Churchill's secretary."-Daily Express "It is a personal book, but one that shows the great admiration Churchill was able to inspire in those who worked with him."-New York Herald Tribune

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Author: Mildred D. Taylor,Linda Beech

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780590389273

Category: Education

Page: 16

View: 7262

The story of one African-American family fighting to stay together and strong in the face of brutal racist attacks, illness, poverty, and betrayal in the Deep South of the 1930s.

Tornado Hunter

Getting Inside the Most Violent Storms on Earth

Author: Stefan Bechtel,Tim Samaras

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426203020

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 2708

Recounting his twenty-year career as a storm chaser, the author reviews the pioneering work of the first storm scientists and discusses his own work analyzing tornadoes and inventing a special probe able to measure wind velocity inside a storm's core.

Rescue of the Bounty

Disaster and Survival in Superstorm Sandy

Author: Michael J. Tougias,Douglas A. Campbell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476746656

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 2486

From the author of the Fall 2015 Disney movie The Finest Hours, the “thrilling and perfectly paced” (Booklist) story of the sinking and rescue of Bounty—the tall ship used in the classic 1962 movie Mutiny on the Bounty—which was caught in the path of Hurricane Sandy with sixteen aboard. On Thursday, October 25, 2012, Captain Robin Walbridge made the fateful decision to sail Bounty from New London, Connecticut, to St. Petersburg, Florida. Walbridge knew that a hurricane was forecast, yet he was determined to sail. The captain told the crew that anyone could leave the ship before it sailed. No one took the captain up on his offer. Four days into the voyage, Superstorm Sandy made an almost direct hit on the ship. A few hours later, the ship suddenly overturned ninety miles off the North Carolina coast in the “Graveyard of the Atlantic,” sending the crew tumbling into an ocean filled with towering thirty-foot waves. The coast guard then launched one of the most complex and massive rescues in its history. In the uproar heard across American media in the days following, a single question persisted: Why did the captain decide to sail? Through hundreds of hours of interviews with the crew members and the coast guard, Michael J. Tougias and Douglas A. Campbell create an in-depth portrait of the enigmatic Captain Walbridge, his motivations, and what truly occurred aboard Bounty during those terrifying days at sea. “A white-knuckled, tragic adventure” (Richmond Times-Dispatch), Rescue of the Bounty is an unforgettable tale about the brutality of nature and the human will to survive.

The Storm in the Barn

Author: Matt Phelan

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763636185

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 201

View: 6250

Facing his share of ordinary challenges, from local bullies to his father's failed expectations, eleven-year-old Jack Clark must also deal with the effects of the Dust Bowl in 1937 Kansas, including the rising tensions in his small town and the spread ofa shadowy illness.

The Stolen Sky

Author: Heather Hansen

Publisher: Skyscape

ISBN: 9781542046817

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 300

View: 5088

Arden and Dade are running for their lives from a city on fire; they're wounded, desperate, and shadowed by two families who want them dead. But it's Dade's debt to a devious crime lord that plunges them further into danger--especially with their mining planet in chaos... The ruling Solizen have grown more calculating, while the Undercity population remains trapped in the darkness below. With the supply of life-saving VitD wiped out, the rebellion is ready to erupt at any moment. Now, Arden and Dade reluctantly join a new team on a hazardous operation to infiltrate the Solizen's most protected facility. Caught up in the uncertainty of shifting allegiances and suspicious allies, their relationship will be put to the test. But to carry out their dangerous mission, the teens must rely on their love more than ever--will it be enough to keep them alive?

Storm Siren

Author: Mary Weber

Publisher: Harpercollins Christian Pub

ISBN: 9781401690359

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 3570

In a world at war, a slave girl's lethal curse could become one kingdom's weapon of salvation. If the curse---and the girl---can be controlled.

Storm Wolf

Author: Stephen Morris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780984773183

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 3720

"Libahunt!" Alexei breaks the terms of the wolf-magic he inherited from his grandfather and loses the ability to control the shapeshifting, becoming a killer and slaughtering his neighbors, his friends -- even his family. His grandfather's magical wolf-pelt was meant to protect their rural village in 1880s Estonia by fighting the terrible storms in the sky that could devastate the farms and fields and instead it drives Alexei to kill with impunity. Heartbroken at what he has become, Alexei flees his home and wanders through Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Bohemia. He encounters the Master of Wolves who controls all the wolves and werewolves, a monster who steals children to turn them into killer-wolves, and the legendary Frau Bertha with her belt of sailor-skin to trap those who anger her in animal form. Dare he hope to ever find an enchanter who can free him from the curse?

The Roar

Author: Mark White

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781532880056

Category:

Page: 326

View: 1393

The world as we know it disappeared with the Roars. Alex was enslaved by those that controlled them. Little does she know that some have survived the Roars and live outside the compounds. Someone out there is very interested in finding her. Alex's world is about to expand beyond her imagination. She might just have what it takes to change everything.