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Avery Cates is an army man. Between the army's new dental plan and a set of first class augments, he's been given a second chance - albeit a quick one.When a corrupt officer decides to make some money on the side by selling new recruits, Cates finds himself in uncharted territory. Sold to the highest bidder, his visions of escape and revenge quickly come to an end when he realizes who's bought him - and for what. Because the high bidder is Canny Orel himself. And he wants Cates to do one last job as the System slides into chaos. Cates will have one shot at getting back at Canny - but this time, Canny is holding all the cards.
MORE DEADLY THAN ANY MAN ALIVE. The time is now... but he comes from the Year of Darkness, 2029. He was created to reshape the future by destroying the present. He feels no pity, no pain, no fear. He feels nothing. He is an unstoppable killing machine programmed for murder. He is... THE TERMINATOR.
We Fight BackRussia 2003. When it appears that the United States has unleashed its entire nuclear arsenal upon the world, Captain Dmitri Losenko, commander of the nuclear submarine Gorshkov, has no choice but to retaliate. His target? Alaska.Alaska 2018. Fighting for survival in the frozen wilderness, Molly Kookesh struggles to protect her makeshift Resistance cell from the Terminators. Inspired by John Connor's radio broadcasts and following a brutal encounter with a fearsome machine, she decides it's time to fight back...An official novel exploring the post-judgment day world of the hit movie Terminator ® SalvationTM.
The eagerly awaited fourth Terminator movie, Terminator Salvation, starring Christian Bale and directed by McG, reaches cinemas on 22 May 2009.In a brand-new chapter in the Terminator chronicles, Judgment Day has come to pass and Skynet has destroyed much of the world's population. In this post-apocalyptic world, the resistance, led by John Connor, continues its brutal fight for survival.The official novelisation will provide readers with the full story of this much-anticipated movie - a must for all Terminator fans!
Earl Dumarest believed that there was ever a planet called Earth while nobody else believed in it. He had acquired some bits of information. Then he learned of a man who knew where Earth was. The man had lived on Elysius, and his widow knew where his data were. She demanded a price from Dumarest--a chore that involved a mining expedition which would bring her back a fortune and him the information. But Elysius was not the Elysium its name projected--and The Terra Data not so rapidly come by!
WYATT EARP. DOC HOLLIDAY. IKE CLANTON. YOU THINK YOU KNOW THE STORY. YOU DON'T. Tombstone, Arizona, in 1881 is the site of one of the richest mineral strikes in American history, where veins of silver run like ley lines under the earth, a network of power that belongs to anyone who knows how to claim and defend it. Above the ground, power is also about allegiances. A magician can drain his friends' strength to strengthen himself, and can place his friends between himself and danger. The one with the most friends stands to win the territory. Jesse Fox left his Eastern college to travel West, where he's made some decidedly odd friends, like the physician Chow Lung, who insists that Jesse has a talent for magic. In Tombstone, Jesse meets the tubercular Doc Holliday, whose magic is as suppressed as his own, and attracts the sorcerous attention of Wyatt Earp. Mildred Benjamin is a young widow making her living as a newspaper typesetter, and- unbeknownst to the other ladies of Tombstone-selling tales of Western derring-do to the magazines back East. Like Jesse, Mildred has episodes of seeing things that can't possibly be there. When a failed stagecoach holdup results in two dead, Tombstone explodes with speculation about who attempted the robbery. The truth could destroy Earp's plans for wealth and glory, and he'll do anything to bury it. Meanwhile, outlaw leader John Ringo wants the same turf as Earp. Each man courts Jesse as an ally as they struggle for control of the territory. Events are building toward the shoot-out of which you may have heard. But you haven't heard the whole, secret story until you've read Emma Bull's unique take on an American legend, in which absolutely nothing is as it seems. . . .
Ben Raines and his Rebel army turn to the tyrannized people across the sea who also dream of freedom. Their first mission: the liberation of the British Isles from the nightmare of evil oppression.
Is Melvin Beederman Doomed? Mysterious threatening e-mails, a sad sidekick, and country music? Melvin Beederman and his partner in uncrime, Candace, are really in trouble. Once again someone is out to get them, and this time not even the Superhero's Code can save Melvin from a terrible bologna-filled plight. Candace alone can rescue him--if only she can remember the country singer's motto: 'When all else fails, sing about your dog.' Melvin Beederman has launched himself as a flying success with kids and adults alike. And the sky is the limit with this fourth book!
This is the first book from the third series. (from the dustjacket) Tom and his friends, Anita and Ben, travel to the mineral-rich planet of Jupiter on the new Swift Enterprises' spacecraft, the Daniel Boone. On the way, Tom invents Aristotle, a brilliant and sometimes almost human robot, who will help them on their dangerous journey. Someone else is after the minerals of Jupiter's moons, and that someone is a madman who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Tom risks his life to save the crew of the Daniel Boone from a terrible plague unleashed by the sinister criminal in this exciting tale of outer-space espionage.
In the security-obsessed, elitist United States of the near future, where a standardized test determines each person's entire future, a powerful man runs a corrupt empire until Ann and other students take the lead in boycotting the test.
Tobias, the other Animorphs, and Ax have seen things so bizarre that no sane person would believe their story. No one would believe that aliens have taken over Earth, and are in the process of infesting as many humans as possible. No one could believe the battles and missions and losses these six kids have had to deal with. And it's not over yet. Tobias has been captured by the same human-Controller that nearly tortured him to death once before. She claims that she's now a part of the Yeerk peace movement. That she just needs a favor. Tobias isn't sure what to believe, but he knows that if the Animorphs and Ax don't find him soon, what he believes won't matter anymore.
When the sun flared, the shielded New World almost escaped destruction. But as the sky began burning, who could blame the Russians for thinking that the Americans had attacked?
Defying the fate that claimed his evil predecessor, Raistlin opens the Portal to the Abyss and passes through. With Crysania at his side, he engages the Queen of Darkness in a battle for the ultimate prize- a seat among the gods.At the same time, Caramon and Tasslehoff are transported to the future. There they come to understand the consequences of Raistlin's quest--and Caramon at last realizes the painful sacrifice he must make to prevent his brother's success. Old friends and strange allies come together to aid him, but Caramon must take the last, greatest step alone.The step into the Abyss.
On August 12, 1992, England's tiny nuclear arsenal fell on Ireland, on South Africa, and finally on China. Instantly the planet went up in flames. In the first half year of what was to be called the War of '92, half the Earth's population perished.
In 2008, when the Russians ruled most of the world and the US was suffering from a catastrophic drought, most everybody went to bed a little hungry at night.
Twice the Soviet Union had attacked the young Republic of Texas, and twice the Soviets had their noses bloodied. The Russians had bought solutions to their problems, and now they were trying again.
New York Times bestselling author Cecelia Ahern's charming new novel explores what happens when "what if" becomes a reality for two strangers whose lives are at a crossroads. How can you know someone you've never met? That's the question haunting Joyce Conway these days. Recovering from a terrible accident and with her marriage in pieces, Joyce is suddenly plagued by an overwhelming sense of déjà vu that makes her feel as if the life she's living is not her own. During the day she has vivid memories of things she's never seen--such as cobblestoned Parisian streets she's never visited--and at night she dreams of a little girl she's sure she's never met. Joyce is convinced she's lost her mind . . . until a series of coincidences leads her on a journey to meet the one person who may hold the answer she needs. Someone's life could be depending on you right now. . . . That's the pitch that finally persuades Justin Hitchcock to donate blood--the first thing to come straight from his heart in a long time. Restless and lonely, Justin chased his ex-wife and daughter from Chicago to London, and now he's in Dublin, guest-lecturing to bored college students. When he receives a basket of muffins with a thank-you note attached, he's sure someone's playing a joke on him, but then the presents keep coming. Intrigued, Justin is determined to solve the mystery--a quest that will change his life forever. Thanks for the Memories is a heartwarming story of hope, love, and second chances--Cecelia Ahern's most magical novel yet.
Without the fairies' special flags, every day of the week will be gloomy and glum. The goblins will do whatever it takes to find Thea the Thursday Fairy's flag first -- even swim with sharks!
Royce Melborn, a skilled thief, and his mercenary partner, Hadrian Blackwater, make a profitable living carrying out dangerous assignments for conspiring nobles-until they are hired to pilfer a famed sword. What appears to be just a simple job finds them framed for the murder of the king and trapped in a conspiracy that uncovers a plot far greater than the mere overthrow of a tiny kingdom. Can a self-serving thief and an idealistic swordsman survive long enough to unravel the first part of an ancient mystery that has toppled kings and destroyed empires? And so begins the first tale of treachery and adventure, sword fighting and magic, myth and legend.When author Michael J. Sullivan self-published the first books of his Riyria Revelations, they rapidly became ebook bestsellers. Now, Orbit is pleased to present the complete series for the first time in bookstores everywhere. Theft of Swords was originally published as: The Crown Conspiracy and Avempartha.tha.
The end of the world has come . . . and gone. The world we know as Earth is dead. Jobs, 2Face, Mo'Steel, and the other survivors had hoped to find a place capable of sustaining human life. A place where they might start over. A place they could call home. But the land they found is not actually a planet at all. It's a ship. A ship capable of replicating both human life and existence-but not to a believable extent. The survivors of the Mayflower Project have begun to believe that who or whatever created the place is playing games with them. Deadly games. And the difference between winning and losing could mean the difference between life . . . and death.
Being able to detect black magic isn't all tea and crumpets and for Theodosia Throckmorton, it can be a decidedly tricky business! When Sticky Will drags Theo to a magic show featuring the Great Awi Bubu, she quickly senses there is more to the magician than he lets on, setting in motion a chain of events she never could have bargained for Meanwhile, back at the Museum of Legends and Antiquities, Henry is home for the spring holidays and makes an accidental discovery of an artifact that alchemists have been hunting for centuries. Soon, every black-cloaked occultist in London is trying to get their hands on it . . . Further complicating Theo's life is her grandmother, who is determined to give her ex-beau a proper funeral, and the head of the Chosen Keepers' order that Theo work with her-nemesis, Clive Fagenbush (who still smells of boiled cabbage and pickled onions). Toss in a disgruntled mut, Sticky Will's new found career goals, as well as further meddling by the Arcane Order of the Black Sun, and you have another rollicking adventure in which Theodosia and her friends are pursued in a race for one of the most guarded ancient secrets of all time.
In this fourth book in the series, Theodosia sets off to Egypt to return the Emerald Tablet, embedded with the knowledge of some of the ancient world's most guarded secrets. Accompanied by her cat, Isis (smuggled along in a basket), Theo plans to return the artifact, then explore the mysteries surrounding her own birth and, oh, yes help her mother dig up treasures on her archeological expedition. But nothing ever works out as planned, especially when a precious treasure appears suddenly, and then just as suddenly disappears. When the Serpents of Chaos get involved, Theo finds she's digging up a lot more than she expected!
Theodosia Throckmorton is in a fix. Allowed to attend a reception given by one of the directors of her parents' museum, she unexpectedly stumbles across Mr. Tetley of the British Museum in most unusual circumstances! Since Theodosia last saw him in a showdown in an ancient Egyptian tomb, his reappearance could mean only one thing: the Serpents of Chaos are back. Once again Theodosia will have to take on secret societies, evil curses, and dark magic too sinister to imagine. Blocked at every turn, Theodosia will have to rely on her own skill and cunning--along with a little help from the most unexpected places--to avoid an evil conspiracy that strikes at the very heart of Britain.
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