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STORM OF WINGS: When the uneasy peace of the three kingdoms is threatened by war, Hal's dream of riding dragons becomes reality. For this is a conflict like no other. For the first time, wild dragons have become living weapons, ridden by men of cold daring and ruthless ambition. And the greatest of them is Hal Kailas. Dragonmaster. KNIGHTHOOD OF THE DRAGON: When he first dreamed of riding a dragon to war, Hal Keilas was laughed at. Then the war between the kingdoms of Deraine, Sagene and Roche compelled a solution daring beyond their people's wildest dreams. But Hal, Dragonmaster, knows that the war and the killing have only begun. THE LAST BATTLE: As predicted, with the end of the war both dragon fliers and dragons have been cast aside. However, what or who is savaging the dragons in their native lands? Hal embarks on a new crusade, and discovers a threat, not just to the dragons but to man himself.
In Relax into Wealth, master storyteller Alan Cohen demonstrates the intrinsic link between passion, authenticity, and prosperity. He shows that nothing pays like . . . being yourself. This popular national speaker and bestselling writer delivers his prosperity principles in fifty-two true stories of successful people he has encountered, including celebrities, Midas-touch entrepreneurs, shuttle-bus drivers, wide-eyed children, and even a stripper. Then, in his unique way, Cohen highlights the lesson within each parable and expands upon it, enabling readers to apply the principle to their own lives. Cohen uses the story, the most cogent teaching device in history, to give readers an entertaining and accessible model. Relax into Wealth makes use of personal (and sometimes quite intimate) tales to capture the reader's attention and impart the wisdom found in the experience. Each of its fifty-two anecdotes ends with a personal affirmation to help readers remember the lesson and carry it into real life. Most popular books on success in business or personal finance are formula-driven, focusing on techniques to make more money, climb the corporate ladder, or outpower competition. Relax into Wealth is character-driven, shining the spotlight on the kind of heart, faith, and vision required to overcome fear, peer pressure, limiting beliefs, or a history of failure. The book is about real people--in whom readers can recognize themselves--featuring moneymakers who have been true to their passion and successful in their chosen domain. Every reader will see his own financial hopes--and how to achieve them--in the lives of the various characters. .
Young archaeologist Finn Ryan and charismatic pilot and photographer Virgil Hilts are scouring the Sahara for the long-lost tomb of an apostle. But they find something they weren't looking for: signs of a decades-old murder, along with an ancient Roman medallion bearing the infamous name of a fallen archangel. It doesn't take long for them to realize that they've found a piece of a much bigger puzzle--and a trail of clues that could get them killed. Forced to flee from a relentless enemy, Finn and Virgil are pursued across the globe. From the sinister ruins of an ancient monastery to a sunken ship in the Caribbean, the two desperately search for a truth that can save their lives, but might shake the foundations of history. . .
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When Miriam gets Suzanne's role in the school play (that is, the role Suzanne thinks belongs to her), Katie knows there will be trouble. But she certainly doesn't plan on being involved in it! Unfortunately, the magic wind has plans of its own -- it turns Katie into Miriam just before the show! Katie doesn't know the lines and she can't sing. Will the show go on? Will it go on with Suzanne instead?
Katie can't wait for the school science fair. But when she hears that a sixth-grader named Selena is using her pet mice as part of a science experiment, Katie does her best to put a stop to it. When she turns into Selena on the day of the fair, she gets her chance to set the mice free. What a disaster! How will Katie eek her way out of this one? .
It's the last day of the school year, so it must be time for Wiglaf and all his friends at Dragon Slayers' Academy to go home and enjoy the lazy hazy days of a medieval summer. Ummm, not quite. Not when Mordred the gold-hungry headmaster realizes there's money to be made running a camp. This double-sized summer super special packs in twice the fun for fans of DSA, and there's a full-color 8-page insert that pulls out and includes a ghost story, jokes, and more. The Horn Book calls DSA "a hilarious and deservedly popular magic-propelled series set in the Middle Ages. .
Here's a funny adventure that kids can really sink their teeth into! When Emma W. 's little brother Matthew overhears Katie talking about how awful going to the dentist is, he's terrified! So Katie accompanies him to Dr. Sang's in the hopes of calming Matthew down. Then in less time than it takes to say "open wide," she herself turns into the dentist! A predicament, to be sure, but one that ends with a smile. .
Young widow Passion Dare thought she'd never love again. But a handsome earl has been pursuing her--and after a lifetime of propriety, Passion ponders throwing caution to the wind. After several heady encounters, the pair must face blackmail, learn a shocking truth-and choose between duty and desire.
Russian mastermind Ivan Kerikov plans to use an ecological terrorist group to sabotage the Alaska pipeline and pollute the western coast of North America with oil, all to turn the United States from domestic to foreign sources of oil. He's being paid millions by a rogue Arab oil minister who is plotting a coup in his own country and in desparate need of foreign income to solidify his position. But Kerikov hasn't allowed for geologist Philip Mercer, who has a talent for being in the right place at the right time. When Mercer discovers that an apparant accident was actually murder, he investigates and soon begins to untangle Kerikov's web. At his side is Aggie Johnston, right-hand woman to the eco-terrorist, who has begun to question her leader's motives.
Word of Abby's talents reading tarot cards has reached a mob boss who wants her help in some business matters and he doesn't take no for an answer. When the police seek out her psychic intuition to shed light on a masked man who's been attacking women, Abby finds herself working both sides of the law on her own, leading her to wonder, why didn't I see this coming? .
"In her fictional biography, The Stone Diaries, Carol Shields created an astonishing portrait of Daisy Goodwill Flett, a modern woman struggling to understand her place in her own life. With the same sensitivity and artfulness that are the trade-marks of her award-winning novels, Shields here explores the life of a writer whose own novels have engaged and delighted readers for the past two hundred years. " "In Jane Austen, Shields follows this superb and beloved novelist from her early family life in Steventon to her later years in Bath, her broken engagement, and her intense relationship with her sister Cassandra. She reveals both the very private woman and the acclaimed author behind the enduring classics Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, and Emma. With its fascinating insights into the writing process from an award-winning novelist, Carol Shields's magnificent biography of Jane Austen is also a compelling meditation on how great fiction is created. "--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Why make New Year's resolutions you know you won't keep? According to seminar leader and cofounder of the Wright Institute, Judith Wright, there are any number of ways you can better your life-you can quit smoking, start exercising, save toward a bigger house-but the attainment of real life satisfaction requires a fundamental shift in perspective, the ability to make the One Decision that will completely transform the fabric of one's life. This powerful book demonstrates how to isolate and articulate the One Decision that will lead to the life you want to live, and how to allow this simple yet profound choice to become the guiding force in everything you do. Follow the "30 Days to Your One Decision" program at the end of the book and watch your life transform for the better . . . forever. .
While making the best of her new telemarketing job, Helen Hawthorne thinks she hears a murder on the other end of the line-and must avoid a close call with a killer. .
Whether he was hot-dogging at Mach 2, test-flying every supersonic jet the Navy developed (and some they shouldn't have), orbiting the Earth at almost 20,000 mph, or redlining his Corvette, Pete Conrad loved pushing the envelope. The guy every NASA pilot wanted to happyhour with after work-and would kill to fly with-Pete had a natural outspokenness that got him removed from the Mercury program. But the Comeback Kid came roaring back-flying two Gemini missions, walking on the Moon as the commander of Apollo 12, commanding the first Skylab, and logging more time in space than all the original astronauts combined. This is a surprisingly candid insider's view of the greatest ride in history: America's glorious race to the stars, as seen through the eyes of a real space cowboy.
When the husband of a wealthy dog food heiress is found bludgeoned to death at an exclusive hunt club, Nora Blackbird is as surprised as anyone. Worse still, the evidence points toward a devious blackmail scheme-with Nora's sister, Emma, as the main suspect. Investigating with the help of friend and foe alike, Nora uncovers the secrets of some of Philadelphia's high-and-mightiest-and attracts the unwanted attentions of the real killer. . . .
Abby Cooper is a P. I. , psychic intuitive. But her insight failed her when she didn't foresee the death of one of her clients-or that the lead investigator for the case is the gorgeous blind date she just met. Now, with the police suspicious of her abilities and a killer on the loose, Abby's future looks more uncertain than ever. .
Using the proven methods he developed to overcome dyslexia, Ron Davis adapts those techniques to help sufferers triumph over a variety of common learning disabilities, including: â ¬ Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)â ¬ ADHD (the hyperactive variety)â ¬ Math deficiency (dyscalculia and acalculia)â ¬ Handwriting problems (dysgraphia and agraphia) Outlining clear instructions, the author demonstrates that through a series of mental and physical exercises called Orientation Counseling and learning tools called Symbol Mastery, those struggling with these conditions can now learn how to correct them, embrace their gift, and enjoy learning.
Twenty-eight of today's top Jewish women writers tell the truth about all the things their rabbis warned them never to discuss in public in this hilarious and provocative collection. Includes original essays on: * Finding (and Divorcing) the Perfect Jewish Man * Not Calling Your Mother * Marrying a German * Failing to Supply Enough Grandchildren * Learning to RSVP No * And many other guilty pleasures . . . Includes pieces by: Elisa Albert, Aimee Bender, Jennifer Bleyer, Kera Bolonik, Rabbi Sharon Brous, Baz Dreisinger, Pearl Gluck, Rebecca Goldstein, Lori Gottlieb, Lauren Grodstein, Dara Horn, Molly Jong-Fast, Rachel Kadish, Jenna Kalinsky, Cynthia Kaplan, Binnie Kirshenbaum, Amy Klein, Daphne Merkin, Tova Mirvis, Gina Nahai, Katie Rophie, Francesca Segré, Wendy Shanker, Laurie Gwen Shapiro, Susan Shapiro, Ayelet Waldman, Rebecca Walker, Sheryl Zohn
To Persians, the fourteenth-century poems of Hafiz are not classical literature from a remote past, but cherished love, wisdom, and humor from a dear and intimate friend. Perhaps, more than any other Persian poet, it is Hafiz who most fully accesses the mystical, healing dimensions of poetry. Daniel Ladinsky has made it his life's work to create modern, inspired translations of the world's most profound spiritual poetry. Through Ladinsky's translations, Hafiz's voice comes alive across the centuries singing his message of love.
Things couldn't be better for the greedy headmaster of DSA. Lasses are lining up to enroll in his school, and more students means more gold! But when The Medieval Times headline announces that the Bad Luck Dragon is on its way to DSA, Mordred orders his students to hunt for every good luck charm ever invented. But can a bunch of phony 4-leaf clovers help Wiglaf and his friends defeat the dragon Snagglefahng?. . . or will their luck run out? .
The U. S. S. Merrimack was the finest battleship class spaceship in Earth's fleet, able to stand up against the best the Palatine Empire could throw at them, even able to attack and kill swarms of the seemingly unstoppable Hive. But nothing could have prepared the captain and crew of the Merrimack to face the Myriad-three colonized worlds in the midst of a globular cluster that the Hive had somehow overlooked.
"I've had a most amazing time...." So begins the Time Traveller's astonishing firsthand account of his journey 800,000 years beyond his own era--and the story that launched H.G. Wells's successful career and earned him his reputation as the father of science fiction. With a speculative leap that still fires the imagination, Wells sends his brave explorer to face a future burdened with our greatest hopes...and our darkest fears. A pull of the Time Machine's lever propels him to the age of a slowly dying Earth. There he discovers two bizarre races--the ethereal Eloi and the subterranean Morlocks--who not only symbolize the duality of human nature, but offer a terrifying portrait of the men of tomorrow as well. Published in 1895, this masterpiece of invention captivated readers on the threshold of a new century. Thanks to Wells's expert storytelling and provocative insight, The Time Machine will continue to enthrall readers for generations to come.
When a client gives seer Emerald O'Brien a statue of a jade dragon as payment, bad luck follows. To thwart its evil spell, she'll have to follow a trail of heartache to China's Ming Dynasty.
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