Song of Edmon

Author: Adam Burch

Publisher: 47North

ISBN: 9781477805350

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8985

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 of the Storm

Author: Adam Burch

Publisher: Fracture Worlds

ISBN: 9781611097436

Category: Fiction

Page: 412

View: 7441

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.

The Song of Synth

Author: Seb Doubinsky

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1940456304

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 6343

An ex-hacker falls under the sway of a seductive drug in a novel that “will remind American readers of Philip K. Dick” (Publishers Weekly). Synth is the latest and greatest—a drug that creates hallucinations indistinguishable from the actual world. It’s brand new, highly addictive, and dangerous. Even the dealers don’t know what the long-term effects are. But for ex-hacker Markus Olsen, Synth is a savior. An escape from his misery. Because when he and his fellow phreaks got caught, he turned traitor while his friends were sent away. Now, he’s just a corporate stooge to Viborg City’s secret service, aiding the oppressive state power he’d been fighting in exchange for relative free will. Then Markus’s past as an anarchist comes back to haunt him in the form of a credit card with no account but an seemingly unlimited balance—and the discovery of a mysterious novel in which he is a main character. But how much of his perception is being created by Synth? Just how far has he tripped? Forced to face his past and the decisions he’s made, Markus must decide to choose between the artificial comfort of a constructed life and the harsh reality of treason and the fight for freedom. If such a thing even really exists… This tale of a near-future dystopia is “a science fiction novel that explores a personal odyssey through the process of detox and rehab, a kind of Pilgrim’s Progress for the narcotized” (Lucius Shepard).

Rebel Rebel

All the Songs of David Bowie From '64 to '76

Author: Chris O'Leary

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1780997132

Category: Music

Page: 574

View: 4510

David Bowie: every single song. Everything you want to know, everything you didn't know. David Bowie remains mysterious and unknowable, despite 45 years of recording and performing. His legacy is roughly 600 songs, which range from psychedelia to glam rock to Philadelphia soul, from avant-garde instrumentals to global pop anthems. Rebel Rebel catalogs Bowie's songs from 1964 to 1976, examines them in the order of their composition and recording, and digs into what makes them work. Rebel Rebel is an in-depth look at Bowie's early singles and album tracks, unreleased demos, session outtakes and cover songs. The book traces Bowie's literary, film and musical influences and the evolution of his songwriting. It also shows how Bowie exploited studio innovations, and the roles of his producers and supporting musicians, especially major collaborators like Brian Eno, Iggy Pop and Mick Ronson. This book places Bowie's music in the context of its era. Readers will discover the links between Kubrick's 2001 and "Space Oddity"; how A Clockwork Orange inspired "Suffragette City". The pages are a trip through Bowie's various lives as a young man in Swinging London, a Tibetan Buddhist, a disillusioned hippie, a rock god, and a Hollywood recluse. With a cast of thousands, including John Lennon, William S. Burroughs, Andy Warhol and Cher.

The Stripping of the Altars

Traditional Religion in England, C.1400-c.1580

Author: Eamon Duffy

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300108286

Category: Religion

Page: 654

View: 4996

Recreating lay people's experience of the religion of the pre-Reformation church, this text argues that late-medieval Catholicism was neither decadent nor decayed, but was a strong & vigorous tradition, & that the Reformation represented a violent rupture from a popular & thoroughly respectable religious system. Previous ed.: 1992.

Carny Kill

Author: Robert Edmond Alter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781479429387

Category: Fiction

Page: 150

View: 8125

That's a knife in his chest, just like the kind my ex-wife used to use in her knife-throwing act. But that was a long time ago. Before she married the owner of this carny... And there's the owner now. He's the dead man. CARNY KILL. A mystery from the author of Swamp Sister and The Red Fathom.

City of Spies

Author: Sorayya Khan

Publisher: Little a

ISBN: 9781503941571

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2017

In this intimate coming-of-age story set in the late 1970s, a young girl struggles to make sense of the chaos around her during Pakistan’s political upheaval, where the military revolts, the embassy burns, and a terrible secret tears her world apart. Eleven-year-old Aliya Shah lives a double life in Islamabad, Pakistan—at home with her Pakistani father and Dutch mother, and at the American School, where Aliya tries to downplay that she is a “half-and-half.” But when a hit-and-run driver kills the son of the family’s servant, Sadiq, who is also Aliya’s dear friend, her world is turned upside down. After she discovers the truth behind the tragedy—a terrible secret that burdens her heart—her conflicted loyalties are tested as never before. Based on the author’s own experiences growing up in Islamabad, City of Spies offers a poignant and dramatic portrait of a tumultuous time, as seen through the eyes of a brave and compassionate young heroine struggling to find her place in the gray area between loyalty and complicity, family and country.

On Enemy Soil: Journal of James Edmond Pease, a Civil War Union Soldier

Author: Jim Murphy

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545469635

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 7148

The Civil War JOURNAL OF JAMES EDMOND PEASE is now in paperback with an exciting repackaging! Ignorant to the bitter realities of military life, 16-year-old James enlists in the Union Army at the dawn of the Civil War. When his lieutenant assigns him to be the company historian of the G Company of the 122nd Regiment, New York Volunteers, he is initially at a loss as to what exactly he is supposed to record. As the days pass, James settles into his role, but he cannot take comfort in it. His country is divided by a bloody war, and his unit struggles through the hardships and turmoil. Through his journal entries, James poignantly captures the terror of battle, the drudgery of day-to-day life in the infantry, the loss of comrades, and the disillusionment of a young soldier.

The Reader

Author: Traci Chee

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0147518059

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 464

View: 4036

"Set in a world where reading is forbidden, Sefia makes use of a mysterious object to track down who kidnapped her aunt Nin and what really happened the night her father was murdered"--

ABC of Eyes

Author: Peng T. Khaw,Peter Shah,Andrew R. Elkington

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118687221

Category: Medical

Page: 104

View: 4671

In the three years since the 3rd edition much has changed in the treatment of eye conditions. Glaucoma and macular degeneration, laser treatment compared with surgery, how to deal with refractive errors - all these will be described in detail and illustrated with newly commissioned drawings and photographs.

Let IT Go

The Memoirs of Dame Stephanie Shirley

Author: Dame Stephanie Shirley,Richard Askwith

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1782341536

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 322

View: 4298

Dame Stephanie Shirley is one of Britain's leading philanthropists and has donated most of her life to helping good causes, especially those close to her heart. This fascinating memoir charts Dame Stephanie's life from her time as a child in Germany and arrival in England as an unaccompanied Kindertransport refugee through to her retirement and dedication to charity. It is an amazing read which will take you through the entire range of emotions - from happiness at the success of her original company Freelance Programmers through to the ultimate sadness of losing her only child. This eBook edition has been specially formatted by Andrews UK and includes photographs from Dame Stephanie's personal collection. "Whether the challenges are being a child refugee, having an autistic child or creating a fortune (then giving it all away) by founding a tech company at a time when women were supposed to be home baking bread, Dame Stephanie Shirley's cinematic memoir inspires us all to keep reaching. Never stop reaching." - David Puttnam "I feel lucky to count myself one of Steve’s friends, and I am so happy that, by sharing her story with us in the pages of this book, she will inevitably acquire many more admirers and fans. We may never be able to achieve a fraction of her success and influence, but the example of her generosity and unflagging attempts to use her hard won fortune to do good will inspire all of us to do just that bit more to leave the world a slightly better place than we found it." - Jane Asher

Ocean of Storms

Author: Christopher Mari,Jeremy K. Brown

Publisher: 47North

ISBN: 9781503938779

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1179

In the near future, political tensions between the United States and China are at an all-time high. Then a catastrophic explosion on the moon cleaves a vast gash in the lunar surface, and the massive electromagnetic pulse it unleashes obliterates Earth's electrical infrastructure. To plumb the depths of the newly created lunar fissure and excavate the source of the power surge, the feuding nations are forced to cooperate on a high-risk mission to return mankind to the moon. Now, a diverse, highly skilled ensemble of astronauts--and a pair of maverick archaeologists plucked from the Peruvian jungle--will brave conspiracy on Earth and disaster in space to make a shocking discovery. Ocean of Storms is an epic adventure that spans space and time as its heroes race to fulfill an ancient mission that may change the course of humanity's future.

The Passion Translation New Testament (2nd Edition)

With Psalms, Proverbs and Song of Songs

Author: Brian Simmons

Publisher: BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC

ISBN: 1424555337

Category: Bibles

Page: 1056

View: 9842

Encounter the Heart of God The Passion Translation® is a new, heart-level Bible translation that expresses God’s fiery heart of love, merging the emotion and life-changing truth of God’s Word. God longs to have his Word expressed in every language in a way that unlocks the passion of his heart. The goal of this translation is to trigger inside every reader an overwhelming response to the truth of the Bible, unfolding the deep mysteries of the Scriptures in the love language of God. If you’re hungry for God and want to know him on a deeper level, The Passion Translation will help you encounter God’s heart and discover what he has for your life. Bible features include:In-depth footnotes with insightful study notes, commentary, word studies, cross references, and alternate translationsExtensive introductions and outlines for each book Traditional two-column formatRich, contemporary font for Bible text “All you thirsty ones, come to me! Come to me and drink! Believe in me so that rivers of living water will burst out from within you, flowing from your innermost being just like the Scripture says!” John 7:37-38 Every morning I lay out the pieces of my life on the altar and wait for your fire to fall upon my heart. Psalm 5:3 I continue to pray for your love to grow and increase more and more until it overflows, bringing you into the rich revelation of spiritual insight in all things. And with this revelation you will come to know God fully as he imparts to you the deepest understanding of his ways. Philippians 1:9

The Rhythm of Life

Living Everyday With Passion and Purpose

Author: Matthew Kelly

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1942611269

Category: Self-Help

Page: 302

View: 8702

Do you ever feel that if you weren’t so busy you would be happier, healthier, more effective, more fulfilled . . . and maybe even a better person? Once every twenty-five years or so, a book comes along that perfectly identifies our common search and struggle for happiness, and teaches us how to find lasting fulfillment in a changing world. This is that book. Not since M. Scott Peck published The Road Less Traveled have we experienced a voice as refreshing and authentic as Matthew Kelly’s. The Rhythm of Life will help you to bring into focus who you are and why you are here. Through this book Matthew Kelly will help you discover your legitimate needs, deepest desires, and unique talents. He will introduce you to the-best-version-of-yourself and lead you to a life filled with passion and purpose. Here are just a few of the timeless creeds that he presents in The Rhythm of Life . . . “You were born to become the-best-version-of-yourself. This is your essential purpose. Embrace this one solitary truth and it will change your life more than anything you have ever learned. In every situation, ask yourself, Which of the options before me will help me become the-best-version-of-myself?” “Everything is a choice. This is life’s greatest truth and its hardest lesson. It is a great truth because it reminds us of our power. Not power over others, but the power to be ourselves and to live the life we have imagined. It is a hard lesson because it causes us to realize that we have chosen the life we are living right now.” “The measure of your life will be the measure of your courage. Courage animates us, brings us to life, and makes everything else possible. Fear stops more people from doing something with their lives than lack of ability, contacts, resources, or any other single variable. Fear paralyzes the human spirit. Life takes courage.” “Energy is our most valuable resource, not time. The rhythm of life is a way of life that brings our legitimate needs, our deepest desires, and our unique talents into harmony with each other. The result: passion, purpose, and energy.” Kelly has a way of thinking and writing that cuts through the stifling clutter of our everyday lives and delivers a clarity that is both refreshing and liberating.

The Formation of the Jewish Canon

Author: Timothy H. Lim

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300164343

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 1799

DIVThe discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls provides unprecedented insight into the nature of the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament before its fixation. Timothy Lim here presents a complete account of the formation of the canon in Ancient Judaism from the emergence of the Torah in the Persian period to the final acceptance of the list of twenty-two/twenty-four books in the Rabbinic period./divDIV /divDIVUsing the Hebrew Bible, the Scrolls, the Apocrypha, the Letter of Aristeas, the writings of Philo, Josephus, the New Testament, and Rabbinic literature as primary evidence he argues that throughout the post-exilic period up to around 100 CE there was not one official “canon” accepted by all Jews; rather, there existed a plurality of collections of scriptures that were authoritative for different communities. Examining the literary sources and historical circumstances that led to the emergence of authoritative scriptures in ancient Judaism, Lim proposes a theory of the majority canon that posits that the Pharisaic canon became the canon of Rabbinic Judaism in the centuries after the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple./div

Pocket Book of Short Stories

Author: Edmund M. Speare

Publisher: Pocket Books

ISBN: 9780671689551

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 5459

A collection of classic short stories includes works by Hemingway, Maugham, Mann, Tolstoi, Poe, and Balzac

Logan Turner's Diseases of the Nose, Throat and Ear

Head and Neck Surgery, 11th Edition

Author: S. Musheer Hussain

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 144412885X

Category: Medical

Page: 731

View: 6167

First published over 100 years ago, Logan Turner's Diseases of the Nose, Throat and Ear: Head & Neck Surgery covers the whole of otolaryngology in 70 chapters. This classic textbook has been completely updated and expanded to reflect the increasing sophistication of diagnostic and management skills. All sub-specialities are covered with the content grouped into five major sections: Rhinology Head and Neck Otology Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology Radiology Each chapter in this new edition includes key learning points, up-to-date references, and suggestions for further reading. The contributors are leaders in their respective fields – a virtual list of ‘who’s who’ of British otolaryngology head & neck surgery. The book is essential reading for the practicing otolaryngologist, ENT specialists in training and those undertaking specialty examinations. General practitioners, doctors considering ENT as a career, and medical students will also find the book a valuable resource.

Places of the Soul

Architecture and environmental design as healing art

Author: Christopher Day

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317342194

Category: Architecture

Page: 296

View: 5719

For Christopher Day, architecture isn’t just about the appearance of buildings but how they’re experienced as places to be in. Occupants’ experience can differ radically from designers’ intentions as their concerns and thinking differ. Additionally, multi-sensory ambience, spatial sequential experience and embodied spirit resonate in the human soul. Sustainable design means much more than energy-efficiency: if sustainable buildings don’t also nourish the soul, occupant-building interaction will lack care and eco-technologies won’t be used efficiently. This major revision of his classic text builds on more than forty years of experience ecological design across a range of climates, cultures and budgets, and 25 years hands-on building. Treating buildings as environments intrinsic to their surroundings, the book explores consensus design, economic and social sustainability, and how a listening approach can grow architectural ideas organically from the interacting, sometimes conflicting, requirements of place, people and situation. This third edition, comprehensively revised to incorporate new knowledge and address new issues, continues Day’s departure from orthodox contemporary architecture, offering eye-opening insights and practical design applications. These principles and guidelines will be of interest and value to architects, builders, planners, developers and homeowners alike. Reviews of the first edition ... one of the seminal architecture books of recent times Professor Tom Wooley, Architects Journal The 'bible' of many architects and those interested in architecture. Centre for Alternative Technology ... an inspiration to all those who care about the influence of the environment on Man’s health and well-being. Barrie May, The Scientific and Medical Network At last an architect has written a sensitive and caring book on the effects of buildings on all our lives. Here’s Health This gentle book offers a route out of the nightmare of so much callous modern construction. I was inspired. Colin Amery, The Financial Times

Le Freak

An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny

Author: Nile Rodgers

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0385529651

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 318

View: 425

The influential pop music performer and songwriter shares the story of his career, describing his formative experiences in the evolving music scene beside such contemporaries as Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, and Madonna.