Zeitenfeuer

The First Empire 2

Author: Michael J. Sullivan

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426441802

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

View: 6484

Einigkeit oder Untergang – die Rebellion gegen die falschen Götter wird zur Zerreißprobe Immer auswegloser erscheint der Aufstand der Menschen gegen ihre falschen Götter, die Fhrey. Die Magie des Feindes ist zu mächtig, die Clans der Menschen zu zerstritten. Da fasst Stammesführerin Persephone einen verzweifelten Plan: Sie will die Hilfe eines Volkes erbitten, das wie kein zweites die Kunst des Waffenschmiedens beherrscht. Doch die Dherg, vor langer Zeit unter die Erde vertrieben, knüpfen ihre Hilfe an eine unmögliche Bedingung. Persephone soll den Dämon vertreiben, der in den Tiefen der verlassenen Stadt lauert, älter und grauenhafter als die Zeit selbst ... „The First Empire“ geht in die zweite Runde: mit „Zeitenfeuer“ kehren die Leser in die Welt der falschen Götter von Bestseller-Autor Michael J. Sullivan zurück. "Epische Fantasy aus der Feder eines meisterhaften Geschichtenerzählers" - The Library Journal

The Blood Debt

Author: Sean Williams

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1591028175

Category: Fiction

Page: 463

View: 1278

In a remote city on the edge of two worlds, where blood has power and water is more precious than freedom, three far-flung friends unite on a quest to save their families. Sal Hrvati’s estranged father has brought more into the world than the woman he loved. Instead of saving her from the Void Beneath, he has summoned an unknown creature—a creature with a mission of its own and a past that stretches back to the beginning of the world. The quest to find both of them entangles Sal and his companions in a hunt for magical treasure on the floor of the Divide, a mighty crack in the earth inhabited by creatures that are not remotely human. Desert landscapes and dirigibles feature in a fast-paced fantasy that combines romance, adventure, and humor with an original take on magic. The Books of the Cataclysm take inspiration from many arcane and mythological sources. In positing that this world is just one of many "realms," three of which are inhabited by humans during various stages of their lives, it begins in the present world but soon propels the reader to a landscape that is simultaneously familiar and fantastic.

Blood Debt

Author: Tanya Huff

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101525951

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 4186

The Blood Books are now available in "Blood Ties" TV tie-in editions. View our TV tie-in feature page here here. A ghost has invaded his home, beginning a dangerous nightly game in which Henry is allowed to ask a single question. If the answer is no, an innocent and unsuspecting person is killed. Henry soon comes to the horrifying realization that this wraith—and the others who join it—is using him to wreak vengeance on the people it holds responsible for its death. Henry can’t find the source of these murders on his own, so he calls on the one person he trusts to help—private investigator Vicki Nelson, with the small hope that they can stop these otherworldly forces, without losing their lives. Also includes a brand-new short story featuring Vicki and Henry!

Die Spiegelzwillinge

Author: Sean Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783800095070

Category:

Page: 575

View: 9658

Die Zwillingsbrüder Seth und Hadrian Castillo befinden sich auf Urlaub in Europa, als Seth Opfer eines Mordanschlags wird. Doch Seth ist nur in einer Realität gestorben, in einem anderen Reich beginnt sein Leben erst. Die Zwillinge werden Teil eines mystischen Abenteuers zwischen den Welten.

First Battle

Operation Starlite and the Beginning of the Blood Debt in Vietnam

Author: Otto Lehrack

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 1612000312

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 5178

The First Battle is a graphic account of the first major clash of the Vietnam War. On August 18, 1965, regiment fought regiment on the Van Tuong Peninsula near the new Marine base at Chu Lai. On the American side were three battalions of Marines under the command of Colonel Oscar Peatross, a hero of two previous wars. His opponent was the 1st Viet Cong Regiment commanded by Nguyen Dinh Trong, a veteran of many fights against the French and the South Vietnamese. Codenamed Operation Starlite, this action was a resounding success for the Marines and its result was cause for great optimism about America's future in Vietnam. Those expecting a book about Americans in battle will not be disappointed by the detailed descriptions of how the fight unfolded. Marine participants from private to colonel were interviewed during the book's research phase. The battle is seen from the mud level, by those who were at the point of the spear. But this is not just another war story told exclusively from the American side. In researching the book, the author talked with and walked the battlefield with men who fought with the 1st Viet Cong Regiment. All were accomplished combat veterans years before the U.S. entry into the war. The reader is planted squarely in America in 1965, the year that truly began the long American involvement. Operation Starlite sent the Viet Nam War into the headlines across the nation and into the minds of Americans, where it took up residence for more than a decade. Starlite was the first step in Vietnam's becoming America's tar baby. The subtitle of the book is: Operation Starlite and the Beginning of the Blood Debt in Vietnam. Blood debt, han tu in Vietnamese, can mean revenge, debt of honor, or blood owed for blood spilled. The Blood Debt came into Vietnamese usage early in the war with the United States. With this battle, the Johnson Administration began compiling its own Blood Debt, this one to the American people. The book also looks at the ongoing conflict between the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marines about the methodology of the Vietnam War. With decades of experience with insurrection and rebellion, the Marines were institutionally oriented to base the struggle on pacification of the population. The Army, on the other hand, having largely trained to meet the Soviet Army on the plains of Germany, opted for search-and-destroy missions against Communist main force units. The history of the Vietnam War is littered with many "what ifs." This may be the biggest of them.

The Blood Debt

Author: Duncan M. Hamilton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781976460593

Category:

Page: 376

View: 9889

A blade fit for a hero. An army for a tyrant. A reckoning long awaited, and a tale reaching its end. The riveting conclusion to the Wolf of the North trilogy by Duncan M. Hamilton.

Bad Blood

Die wahre Geschichte des größten Betrugs im Silicon Valley - Ein SPIEGEL-Buch

Author: John Carreyrou

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641228360

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 5179

Der New-York-Times-Bestseller jetzt auf Deutsch Financial Times and McKinsey & Company Business Book of the Year Award 2018 Time Magazine Platz 1 der »Best Non-fiction Books of 2018« Elizabeth Holmes, die Gründerin von Theranos, galt lange als der weibliche Steve Jobs. Das 19-jährige Start-up-Wunderkind versprach, mit ihrer Firma die Medizinindustrie zu revolutionieren. Ein einziger Tropfen Blut sollte reichen, um Blutbilder zu erstellen und Therapien zu steuern – eine Riesenhoffnung für Millionen Menschen und ein extrem lukratives Geschäft. Namhafte Investoren steckten Unsummen in das junge Unternehmen, bis es mit neun Milliarden Dollar am Markt kapitalisiert war. Es gab nur ein einziges Problem: Die Technologie hinter den schicken Apparaturen hat nie funktioniert. Pulitzer-Preisträger John Carreyrou kam diesem gigantischen Betrug auf die Spur und erzählt in seinem preisgekrönten Buch die packende Geschichte seiner Enthüllung.

Covenant: The Blood is The Life

The Blood Is the Life

Author: James Lindemann

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0987728008

Category: Religion

Page: 454

View: 3886

Blood-Covenant spans the globe in such traditions as the Native American Blood-Brother bond. No mere contract variation, Covenant is a powerful relationship of a deep, unbreakable Love; yet when God does break it once, He pays the consequences He designed it to have. Throughout the 'Old' Covenant, certain elements of Covenant are declared, yet are not 'real' - until the 'New' Covenant comes, which is not a 'what' but a 'Who.' Everything changes when God literally comes to have Blood Himself, the result of which profoundly affects the 'Old' Covenant. This relationship is eternal and does not become obsolete on the Last Day. If the Bible is written within a Covenant environment, what does the modern Western reader miss that the ancient hearer would naturally recognize? Living in a culture that only has vestiges of Covenant, there is no easy or perfect answer. But the question can be very stimulating.

An End to al-Qaeda

Destroying Bin Laden's Jihad and Restoring America's Honor

Author: Malcolm Nance

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429957526

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 5930

Osama Bin Laden is unquestionably the leader of the world's most deadly terrorist cult. He has perverted the teachings of Islam to create a fringe religious ideology, Bin Ladenism, where only al-Qaeda speaks for God. In his cult, suicide bombing is the highest form of worship and the mass murder of Muslims proves one's devotion. Al-Qaeda's 9/11 attack on the United States was just a small part of Bin Laden's long-term strategy to win a civil war for control of Islam. By fighting his terrorists solely with bullets and bombs and ignoring his war on Islam, we have bolstered Bin Laden's recruiting efforts abroad, undermined civil liberties and economic security at home and tarnished America's reputation internationally. Career intelligence officer Malcolm Nance proposes a quantum shift in how to eliminate al-Qaeda in less than twenty-four months, while recreating America's reputation as a force for good around the world. His plan includes: · Exposing al-Qaeda's mission to create a nuclear armed terror Emirate, incite a Muslim civil war and eventually seize of control of Islam. · Challenging and breaking the perceived spiritual link between the mainstream Islam and al-Qaeda's cultist ideology. · Attacking al-Qaeda fighters through precision intelligence and special operations missions, thereby reducing the deaths of innocent civilians. · Reframing and restoring America's shattered image in the developing world in order to support the global counterterrorism and counterinsurgency campaign. An End to al-Qaeda is both a revolutionary blueprint for destroying al-Qaeda and a fierce critique of America's poorly executed war on Bin Laden's terrorists.

Back to Blood

Author: Tom Wolfe

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 3641096812

Category: Fiction

Page: 768

View: 9886

Das Fegefeuer der Eitelkeiten für das 21. Jahrhundert Clash of Cultures unter karibischer Sonne: eine brillante und bissige Satire auf den menschlichen Umgang mit gesellschaftlicher Realität. Die Freiheit ist nur 20 Meter entfernt für den kubanischen Flüchtling, der sich auf den Mast einer Luxusjacht vor Miami geflüchtet hat. Aber dann wird er vor den Augen von Millionen Fernsehzuschauern in einer spektakulären Aktion live verhaftet. Und das ausgerechnet vom netten Nestor, einem Polizisten mit kubanischen Wurzeln, der unter den chauvinistischen Sprüchen seiner weißen Vorgesetzten leidet. Die ganze Stadt ist in zwei Lager gespalten: Für seine Familie und Landsleute ist Nestor ein Verräter, für die Weißen ein Held und Musteramerikaner. Soll der kubanische Bürgermeister ihn suspendieren oder mit Orden schmücken? Versaut ihm dieser Idiot die Wiederwahl? Genüsslich und packend taucht Tom Wolfe ein in die verrückteste Stadt Amerikas: Miami, wo die Spanisch sprechenden Kubaner inzwischen die Mehrheit, aber die Weißen immer noch das Geld haben. Wo die Jugend am Strand den ewigen Spaß und die Rentner beim Schönheitschirurgen das ewige Leben suchen. Wo die Blutlinien mitten durch den amerikanischen Traum verlaufen.

Operation Starlite

The Beginning of the Blood Debt in Vietnam - August 1965

Author: Otto Lehrack

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 9781612008011

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 7180

A graphic account of the first major clash of the Vietnam War

The First Battle

Operation Starlite and the Beginning of the Blood Debt in Vietnam

Author: Otto Lehrack

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480406473

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 7994

The First Battle is a graphic account of the first major clash of the Vietnam War. On August 18, 1965, regiment fought regiment on the Van Tuong Peninsula near the new Marine base at Chu Lai. On the American side were three battalions of Marines under the command of Colonel Oscar Peatross, a hero of two previous wars. His opponent was the 1st Viet Cong Regiment commanded by Nguyen Dinh Trong, a veteran of many fights against the French and the South Vietnamese. Codenamed Operation Starlite, this action was a resounding success for the Marines and its result was cause for great optimism about America’s future in Vietnam. Those expecting a book about Americans in battle will not be disappointed by the detailed descriptions of how the fight unfolded. Marine participants from private to colonel were interviewed during the book’s research phase. The battle is seen from the mud level by those who were at the point of the spear. But this is not just another war story told exclusively from the American side. In researching the book, the author talked with and walked the battlefield with men who fought with the 1st Viet Cong Regiment. All were accomplished combat veterans years before the U.S. entry into the war. The reader is planted squarely in America in 1965, the year that truly began the long American involvement. Operation Starlite sent the Vietnam War into the headlines across the nation and into the minds of Americans, where it took up residence for more than a decade. Starlite was the first step in Vietnam’s becoming America’s tar baby. The subtitle of the book is: Operation Starlite and the Beginning of the Blood Debt in Vietnam. Blood debt, han tu in Vietnamese, can mean revenge, debt of honor, or blood owed for blood spilled. The Blood Debt came into Vietnamese usage early in the war with the United States. With this battle, the Johnson Administration began compiling its own blood debt, this one to the American people. The book also looks at the ongoing conflict between the US Army and the US Marines about the methodology of the Vietnam War. With decades of experience with insurrection and rebellion, the Marines were institutionally oriented to base the struggle on pacification of the population. The Army, on the other hand, having largely trained to meet the Soviet Army on the plains of Germany, opted for search-and-destroy missions against Communist main force units. The history of the Vietnam War is littered with many “what if’s.” This may be the biggest of them.

Blutzoll

Author: Tanya Huff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783937255224

Category:

Page: 288

View: 460


The Lele of the Kasai

Author: Mary Douglas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136488928

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 6293

This first volume is a compilation of numerous essays by Douglas on the Lele in the Belgian Congo covering a fifteen year period. There are early indications of Douglas's cultural imagination and written expression that were to make her works accessible and relevant to a western readership of non-anthropologists. The intellectural tools and examples she gained from Africanist ethnography continue to serve her explorations of European and American society.

Blood Debt

Author: Nancy Straight

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692798591

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

View: 8193

It had just been the two of them; before her mother's last breath, she gave Camille the information she had craved her entire life: the identity of her father. Daring to contact him, Camille was welcomed by an entire family she never knew existed. Her family claims a legendary heritage tracing back to a Centaur touched by Zeus.

Schulden

Die ersten 5000 Jahre

Author: David Graeber

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608103104

Category: Political Science

Page: 536

View: 8910

Ein radikales Buch im doppelten Wortsinn, denn Graeber packt das Problem der Schulden an der Wurzel, indem er bis zu ihren Anfängen in der Geschichte zurückgeht. Das führt ihn mitten hinein in die Krisenherde unserer Zeit: Von der Antike bis in die Gegenwart sind revolutionäre Bewegungen immer in Schuldenkrisen entstanden. Graeber sprengt die moralischen Fesseln, die uns auf das Prinzip der Schulden verpflichten. Denn diese Moral ist eine Waffe in der Hand der Mächtigen. Die weltweite Schuldenwirtschaft ist eine Bankrotterklärung der Ökonomie. Der Autor enttarnt Geld- und Kredittheorien als Mythen, die die Ökonomisierung aller sozialen Beziehungen vorantreiben. Im Kern ist dieses Buch ein hohes Lied auf die Freiheit: Das sumerische Wort »amargi«, das Synonym für Schuldenfreiheit, ist Graeber zufolge das erste Wort für Freiheit in menschlicher Sprache überhaupt. David Graeber ist einer der Begründer der Occupy-Bewegung.

Daughter of the Blood

Author: Anne Bishop

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101212400

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 733

In the first novel in New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop’s beloved Black Jewels Trilogy, a race of witches and warlocks whose power is channeled through magical jewels will meet their once and future queen… Seven hundred years ago, a Black Widow witch saw an ancient prophecy come to life in her web of dreams and visions. Now the Dark Kingdom readies itself for the arrival of its Queen, a Witch who will wield more power than even the High Lord of Hell himself. But she is still young, still open to influence—and corruption. Whoever controls the Queen controls the darkness. Three men—sworn enemies—know this. And they know the power that hides behind the blue eyes of an innocent young girl. And so begins a ruthless game of politics and intrigue, magic and betrayal, where the weapons are hate and love—and the prize could be terrible beyond imagining...

Children of Blood and Bone

Goldener Zorn

Author: Tomi Adeyemi

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104909962

Category: Fiction

Page: 94

View: 4167

Sie töteten meine Mutter. Sie raubten uns die Magie. Sie zwangen uns in den Staub. Jetzt erheben wir uns. Zélies Welt war einst voller Magie. Flammentänzer spielten mit dem Feuer, Geistwandler schufen schillernde Träume, und Seelenfänger wie Zélies Mutter wachten über Leben und Tod. Bis zu der Nacht, als ihre Kräfte versiegten und der machthungrige König von Orïsha jeden einzelnen Magier töten ließ. Die Blutnacht beraubte Zélie ihrer Mutter und nahm einem ganzen Volk die Hoffnung. Jetzt hat Zélie eine einzige Chance, die Magie nach Orïsha zurückzuholen. Ihre Mission führt sie über dunkle Pfade, wo rachedurstige Geister lauern, und durch glühende Wüsten, die ihr alles abverlangen. Dabei muss sie ihren Feinden immer einen Schritt voraus sein. Besonders dem Kronprinzen, der mit allen Mitteln verhindern will, dass die Magie je wieder zurückkehrt ... Der internationale Bestseller! Große Kinoverfilmung bereits in Arbeit bei Fox 2000 (»Twilight«, »Das Schicksal ist ein mieser Verräter«)

Die Diagnose

Thriller ; gekürzte Lesung

Author: John Gapper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783869521800

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 1043

Ein Albtraum wird wahr: Dr. Ben Cowper entlässt den unter Depressionen leidenden Wall-Street-Banker Harry Shapiro nach Hause, wo kurz darauf ein tödlicher Schuss fällt. Als Ben für den vermeintlichen Suizid zur Verantwortung gezogen wird, begibt er sich auf die gefährliche Suche nach der Wahrheit