The Sword in the Stove

Author: Frank W. Dormer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481431684

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 8012

Two knights have their dinner plans derailed as they discover object after object in their stove—objects that ominously belong to their missing friend, Harold—in this delightfully slapstick picture book. Someone has put a sword in the stove. Was it Eenie? Was it Meenie? Was it Harold? WHO WOULD PUT A SWORD IN THE STOVE!? Frank Dormer’s rollicking whodunit has bumbling characters worthy of The Three Stooges, sly humor straight out of Monty Python, and an irresistible screwball spirit all its own.

The Sword in the Stove

Author: Frank W. Dormer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481431684

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 5292

Two knights have their dinner plans derailed as they discover object after object in their stove—objects that ominously belong to their missing friend, Harold—in this delightfully slapstick picture book. Someone has put a sword in the stove. Was it Eenie? Was it Meenie? Was it Harold? WHO WOULD PUT A SWORD IN THE STOVE!? Frank Dormer’s rollicking whodunit has bumbling characters worthy of The Three Stooges, sly humor straight out of Monty Python, and an irresistible screwball spirit all its own.

The Wizard of the Stove Pipe Mountains

First Book of the Nebulæ Stone Series

Author: Ewart R N Jowett

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469165821

Category: Fiction

Page: 737

View: 1908

Riccard and Rowina are on a mission to find their missing father, Ivan. Eventually, they arrive in the town of Weirdsdale, near The Stove Pipe Mountains. One of these, Vulcan occasionally emits weird lights, during which men caught outside at night disappear. Suspecting that Ivan has been captured by The Lights they access Vulcan, finding it to be the home of Foxwald, who assures them that Ivan is not in Vulcan, but he allows them to stay and search. During Foxwald's absence, battling the forces of evil, they find their father, though he does not recognize them. Returning Foxwald is shocked to find that he himself is responsible for their missing father.

The Grace of Kings

Author: Ken Liu

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481424297

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

View: 5017

Two men rebel together against tyranny—and then become rivals—in this first sweeping book of an epic fantasy series from Ken Liu, recipient of Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards. Hailed as one of the best books of 2015 by NPR. Wily, charming Kuni Garu, a bandit, and stern, fearless Mata Zyndu, the son of a deposed duke, seem like polar opposites. Yet, in the uprising against the emperor, the two quickly become the best of friends after a series of adventures fighting against vast conscripted armies, silk-draped airships, and shapeshifting gods. Once the emperor has been overthrown, however, they each find themselves the leader of separate factions—two sides with very different ideas about how the world should be run and the meaning of justice. Fans of intrigue, intimate plots, and action will find a new series to embrace in the Dandelion Dynasty.

The Sword and the Shield

Author: George Retherford

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 059513680X

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

View: 5081

Pinda is a Hindu word meaning Physical Planes of creation. This book begins a trilogy of the adventures of a man who trained for years to become a mystical warrior, thus earning him the right to bear the Great Pinda Sword and the six pointed Star Light Shield. Josh, the central character, finds himself, at first, running away. Then as the teachings progress he discovers what he and perhaps countless others have long forgotten, the imagination. His extraordinary use of hard earned and secret skills establishes him as a powerful threat to all that is negative. Set in modern day times this book will give rise to thought provoking questions about the reader’s unique place in these, the readings of the Pinda Chronicles.

Firefighter Duckies!

Author: Frank W. Dormer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481460919

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 7685

WEE-OOO-WEE-OOO-WEE-OOO! Here come the Firefighter Duckies! Frank Dormer is at it again with this quack-out-loud silly story, full of wacky charm and perfect for little duckies of all dispositions. The Firefighter Duckies are brave and strong. They rescue: Gorillas in chef hats! Whales in trees! Dinosaurs on bicycles! But when the emergencies requiring their attention become a little overwhelming, the Firefighter Duckies realize that they don’t have to be brave and strong to be helpful and kind.

King Arthur's Very Great Grandson

Author: Kenneth Kraegel

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 076365311X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 36

View: 1013

On his sixth birthday, Henry Alfred Grummorson, a descendant of King Arthur and would-be knight, sets out for adventure but neither dragon, nor cyclops, nor griffin, nor leviathan is willing to engage in a real battle.

The Sword of Heaven

A Five Continent Odyssey to Save the World

Author: Mikkel Aaland

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 1609520076

Category: Travel

Page: 280

View: 8509

“Any attempt at peace must be attended by a knowledge of self,” discovers writer and photographer Mikkel Aaland, who grew up with a bomb shelter for a bedroom, in terror of nuclear war. At the height of the Cold War, Aaland finds himself drawn into a mysterious Shinto priest’s plan to save the world. Traveling from Norway to the Philippines, Iceland to South Africa, he places pieces of a sacred Shinto sword in key power spots around the world. Along the way, he comes face to face with his deepest childhood fears of war and destruction, encounters the compelling and mysterious Shinto religion, struggles with the uncertainties of love, and learns to face life with an open heart. The Sword of Heaven tells the extraordinary true story of a journey in which all boundaries are pushed—geographical, cultural, and personal—and in which the healing of the world and the healing of one man appear to be inextricably linked.

The Sword & Sorcery Anthology

Author: Robert E Howard,C L Moore,Fritz Leiber,Poul Anderson

Publisher: Tachyon Publications

ISBN: 1616960949

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 9272

Blood will flow, heads will roll, dragons will soar, and the dead shall rise. Journey to ancient cities ruled by sinister mages, storm-tossed seas where monsters dwell, mysterious towers full of ancient secrets, and dark dungeons with untold treasures. From Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Barbarian to George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire, join the legendary heroes and villains in nineteen epic adventures that are sure to bring out the barbarian in you. Anti-hero Elric infiltrates a band of mercenaries to match wits with a powerful sorcerer. With her trio of dragons, Daenerys Stormbringer makes a fool’s bargain with slave traders. A mage’s apprentice, the young Grey Mouser uses newfound power to battle an evil duke. Conan breaks into the Tower of the Elephant to steal a spectacular jewel with a dark secret. Despite her drunkard’s ways, Malmury slays an old sea troll before facing his powerful daughter.

The Sand Wytch of Desert Low

Author: Lloyd Harrison Whitling

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469751720

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 1879

The second in This World series, The Sand Wytch deals with problems of sparse desert living, laughing, and escaping from the law and the Tyrant's demons, while his newfound love joins a band of wandering minstrels to banish heartache induced by his disappearance. Will the Wizzards and Wytches of This World win a war begun again by the Tyrant of Lakeland?

The Quad Consortium and the Sword of Bale

Author: Lillian Longendorfer

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1628389257

Category: Fiction

Page: 196

View: 7818

Dr. Stan Mercer, a geologist, thought he had escaped from his past and found a perfect place on Bale—the coldest and most distant from the sun and one of the four planets of the Quad Consortium of Planets. Bale’s harsh environment, the rugged outdoor life, and the sparse primitive native population were what he loved most. But, when Nathan Taylor was elected president of the Grand Council, the governing body of the Quad Consortium, things changed. Nathan Taylor believed that the minerals found on Bale suggested that a powerful energy source existed there—for him that meant money and power. Fleeing from murder attempts, Stan found his love interest in the presence of Dr. Elsa Longley, who was sent to Bale as Professor Anthony Eldon’s assistant. Stan knew the real Nathan Taylor. He knew Nathan to be a dangerous man who wanted to be the sole “Supreme Ruler” of the Quad Consortium. Stan determined that he had to arouse the population and stop Nathan from creating a welfare state dependent on the government, dependent on him. Stopping Nathan means facing his past.

The Shadow and the Star

Author: Laura Kinsale

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0061751588

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 8094

From nationally acclaimed bestselling author Laura Kinsale comes a boldly original, breathlessly unforgettable tale of honour, adventure and undying love. The Shadow is wealthy, powerful and majestically handsome, he is a man of dark secrets - a master of the ancient martial arts of an exotic distant land. Scarred by a childhood of shocking degradation, he has sworn to love chastely ... but burns with the fires of unfulfilled passion. The Star is lovely, innocent and nearly destitute, and drawn to him by a fevered yearning she could never deny - following her enigmatic ′shadow warrior′ into a dangerous world of desire and righteous retribution.

The Gardeners Dictionary

Containing the Best and Newest Methods of Cultivating and Improving the Kitchen, Fruit, Flower Garden, and Nursery .... A - L

Author: Philip Miller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 650

View: 4503


Cooked Up

Food Fiction from Around the World

Author: N.A

Publisher: New Internationalist

ISBN: 1780262159

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 4941

Food can bring together families, communities, and cultures. It is the essence of life and yet our relationships with one another can be most fraught at the dinner table. This perpetually fascinating subject has inspired a unique collection of fiction—including flash fiction, essay, short stories, and even a "stoku" (amalgam of short story and haiku)—from a wonderfully diverse and international group of authors. The authors in the anthology include Elaine Chiew, Chitra Banarjee Divakaruni, Rachel J. Fenton, Diana Ferraro, Vanessa Gebbie, Pippa Goldschmidt, Sue Guiney, Patrick J. Holland, Roy Kesey, Charles Lambert, Krys Lee, Stefani Nellen, Mukoma Wa Ngugi, Ben Okri, Angie Pelekidis, Susannah Rickards, and Nikesh Shukla. Elaine Chiew is a London-based writer who has won several prizes for her short stories and flash fiction. She was included in One World: A Global Anthology of Short Stories. Many of her stories revolve around food. Chitra Banarjee Divakaruni is an award-winning author, poet, activist, and teacher of writing. She has been published in many magazines and her writing has been included in over fifty anthologies. Ben Okri has published eight novels, including The Famished Road and Starbook, as well as collections of poetry, short stories, and essays. He has won numerous international prizes. Pippa Goldschmidt writes long and short fiction, poetry and nonfiction. Her PhD in astronomy inspired her first novel The Falling Sky, about a female astronomer who discovers the Universe and loses her mind.

The Real Mrs Miniver

A Biography

Author: Ysenda Maxtone Graham

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312308264

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 314

View: 5073

The fascinating biography of the "model" English housewife reveals the gap between the ideal and reality in English life in the 1930s and 1940s. 10,000 first printing.