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Ayato feels unable to stay in Nirakanai after learning he is a Mulian and returns to his home in Tokyo, followed by Elvy and Haruka in the Vermillion.
Mamaru's thirst for vengeance is aimed at Ayato for not protecting Hiroko after escaping from Tokyo Jupiter. Final volume of the love story that transcends time.
When his little brother is carried off by raiding Comanches, fourteen-year-old Lige disguises himself as an Indian and joins a former slave in a bold rescue attempt.
A brand-new series for the long-standing BIONICLE fans. Longer novels bring the BIONICLE world to life and help fans catch-upon all the action, and learn new secrets.
I he most authoritative history of piracy, Frank Sherry's rich and colorful account reveals the rise and fall of the real "raiders and rebels" who terrorized the seas. From 1692 to 1725 pirates sailed the oceans of the world, plundering ships laden with the riches of India, Africa, South America, and the Caribbean. Often portrayed as larger-than-life characters, these outlaw figures and their bloodthirsty exploits have long been immortalized in fiction and film. But beneath the legends is the true story of these brigands--often common men and women escaping the social and economic restrictions of 18th-century Europe and America. Their activities threatened the beginnings of world trade and jeopardized the security of empires. And together, the author argues, they fashioned a surprisingly democratic society powerful enough to defy the world.
What's it mean to think team? It means you don't talk team business with anybody who isn't on the team. It means whatever happens inside the team stays inside. It means you can only trust a brother Raider. Any questions? At Nearmont High School, football stars are treated like royalty, and Matt Rydek has just ascended to the throne. He's got it all: hot girls, chill friends, plenty of juice to make him strong, and a winning team poised to go all the way. If he can keep his eye on the ball now, his future will be set. But when the team turns on one of its own, should Matt play by Raiders rules, or should he go long alone?
THE SHAME OF TARL CABOT Telima lashed my wrists together tightly, with the strong hands of a working girl. She indicated that I should lie on my left side, facing her. Then, with another coil of marsh vine, she tied my ankles-together. As I lay there, she unlaced her tunic, opening it. Again she looked at me. To my amazement, insolently, with a liquid motion, she slipped the' tunic off over her head. She sat on the mat and regarded me. "I see," she said, "that you must again be punished." She struck me with savagery, four times. I had been a warrior of Ko-ro-ba. Now I was only a girl's slave.
THE TERROR OF TORNADO BASIN - Give some men the sight of a rich, peaceful cattle range, and they won't rest easy until the place is overrun with sheep. Such a man was Sands, the shrewd, ruthless sheepman hell-bent on taking over all of Tornado Basin, after buying out the more desperate nesters and killing off the law. Against him stood a motley gang of men bound by nothing more than anger, a determined young woman who'd stop just short of murder to save her birthright, and a range detective named Tim Enever - a saddle-lean stranger to the land and the violent war to win it, but no stranger to trouble and the fast gun he'd need to survive.
Winner of the inaugural Chicken House/London Times Children's Fiction Competition, which called it "a funny, clever, towering adventure." Because of climate change, much of 23rd-century England is underwater. Poor Lilly is out fishing with her trusty first mate, Cat, when greedy raiders pillage the town--and kidnap the Prime Minister's daughter. Her village blamed, Lilly decides to find the girl. Off she sails, in secret. And with a ransom: a mysterious talking jewel. Along the way she forms a wary friendship with Zeph, a punky raider boy. "If I save the Prime Minister's daughter," Lilly reasons, "he's sure to reward me." Little does Lilly know that it will take more than grit to outwit the tricky, treacherous piratical tribes!
The Riveting Sequel to the Award-Winning RAIDERS' RANSOM She survived the epic battle of the raiders on the rough waters that flood England. Now poor fishergirl Lilly is determined to return Lexy, the Prime Minister's kidnapped daughter, to her home. And since his father was killed in the clash, Zeph is equally determined to claim leadership of his family's clan before more savage tribes invade the marshlands. But will the electromagnetic pulse of an omnipotent computer set the world aflame and wipe out all humans so that artificial intelligence can take over the future?! It's up to the unlikely trio of children -- and their petulant, unpredictable gameboard PSAI -- to rage against the machines!
Herbert H. Harwood, Jr., tells the story of one of the most infamous railroad construction projects of the late 19th century. This 200-mile line through Pennsylvania's most challenging mountain terrain was intended to form the heart of a new trunk line from the East Coast to Pittsburgh and the Midwest. Conceived in 1881 by William H. Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie, and a group of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia industrialists, the South Pennsylvania Railroad was intended to break the Pennsylvania Railroad's near-monopoly in the region. The line was within a year of opening when J. P. Morgan brokered a peace treaty that aborted the project and helped bolster his position in the world of finance. The railroad right of way and its tunnels sat idle for 60 years before coming to life in the late 1930s as the original section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Based on original letters, documents, diaries, and newspaper reports, The Railroad That Never Was uncovers the truth behind this mysterious railway.
The idea that railroads remade North America and in doing so created the modern corporate world is hardly new. Modern scholars have proclaimed it repeatedly, and in this they only follow the nineteenth-century intellectuals and promoters whom they cite.
In this social history of the impact of railroads on American life, H. Roger Grant concentrates on the railroad's "golden age," 1830-1930. To capture the essence of the nation's railroad experience, Grant explores four fundamental topics--trains and travel, train stations, railroads and community life, and the legacy of railroading in America--illustrating each topic with carefully chosen period illustrations. Grant recalls the lasting memories left by train travel, both of luxurious Pullman cars and the grit and grind of coal-powered locals. He discusses the important role railroads played for towns and cities across America, not only for the access they provided to distant places and distant markets but also for the depots that were a focus of community life. Finally, Grant reviews the lasting heritage of the railroads as it has been preserved in word, stone, paint, and memory. Railroads and the American People is a sparkling paean to American railroading by one of its finest historians.
In just a matter of days, you can develop powerful web applications with Rails that once took weeks or months to produce with other web frameworks. If that sounds too good to be true, it isn't. Find out for yourself with Rails: Up and Running, the concise and popular book that not only explains how Rails works, but guides you through a complete test drive. Perfect for beginning web developers, this thoroughly revised edition teaches you the basics of installing and using Rails 2.1 and the Ruby scripting language. While Rails is praised for its simplicity, there are still a few tricky steps to master along the way. Rails: Up and Running offers lots of examples and covers just about everything you need to build functional Rails applications right away. Learn how to: Create simple database-backed applications, and build dynamic user-centric web pages using Ajax and REST Exploit the Rails service frameworks to send emails and implement web services Map data to an imperfect table, traverse complex relationships, and build custom finders Use techniques to solve common database performance problems See how fast you can go on Rails, and how reliable it's become with the stability and power of version 2.1. With Rails: Up and Running, you'll discover why Rails is a remarkable new way to build database-driven web applications.
This book begins the series on the brave men and women who built the Union Pacific Railroad across America.
From the Book jacket: Feel like taking a little late night journey? Beware! Those eerie shadows along the road and bloodcurdling cries in the dark might be more than figments of your imagination. Ghastly tales of railway ghosts and highway horrors are infamous. Have you heard of the headless brakeman who warns of approaching danger on the railway, or the screaming, faceless phantoms who strike terror along the roadways? These and other spine-chilling stories are based on actual reports that will spook even nonbelievers. Are they in fact true? Do such supernatural beings exist? Only you can decide. RL 5
For the Victorians, the advent of the railways symbolized a new age of progress, power, and civilization. Since then, industrialization has often proved a mixed blessing; yet we continue to acknowledge the importance--as well as the romantic mystique--of the rails and all that comes with them. This engaging book examines the role of the railway station around the world, revealing a microcosm more complex and fascinating than anything our nineteenth-century forebears could have dreamed of. The authors chart the changing styles in the construction and decoration of the station, from the somber grandeur of St. Pancras in London to the humbler delights of country stations in the American Midwest. As the book shows, the various facilities offered by the station have assumed as much importance as the building itself: the ticket office and the waiting room have become as familiar as the trains. The book also discusses how, in paintings and poetry, stations have been depicted as places of tearful departure or joyful reunion, and how, in films like Brief Encounter, they have assumed the status of a starring role. Stations also have had a part to play in politics and the economy, especially in wartime, and governments throughout the world have long recognized their strategic significance. This enthralling volume captures the allure of the station by encompassing the disciplines of history, literature, art, and architecture in a sweeping global survey, unique in both scope and perspective.
Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck and partner find French intrigue behind rail deaths.
'Spectacular, heartbreaking, beautifully written. Rosamond's story is one of the most extraordinary and compelling you will ever read. Impossible to put down, I loved every moment of it' Sunday Express Deeply moving and compelling, The Rain Before It Falls is the story of three generations of one family riven by tragedy. When Rosamond, a reluctant bearer of family secrets, dies suddenly, a mystery is left for her niece Gill to unravel. Some photograph albums and tapes point towards a blind girl named Imogen whom no one has seen in twenty years. The search for Imogen and the truth of her inheritance becomes a shocking story of mothers and daughters and of how sadness, like a musical refrain, may haunt us down the years.
Venus, who'd been in Asia for a few years, enjoys traveling to exotic places. What she does not enjoy, at the age of twenty-nine, is the prospect of returning to the home of her mother, Lady Bella Winsome-Diamond, a film legend with British royal ancestry, to endure no end of scornful comments about her single lifestyle, her job at Interior, or her Harley. But such is life. To make matters worse, Venus's irascible boss assigns her the murder case of a timber executive in Ozone Beach, Washington, a snooty Puget Sound resort town. The townspeople, Venus learns quickly, are averse to such outside intervention, and she's got her work cut out for her just staying out of danger. Threats she receives convince her they're hiding something - threats and the freshly mutilated bear carcass she stumbles upon in the woods. But the town's obstinance doesn't bother her too much; that's when Venus digs in her heels. She loves a fight. From The Critics Kirkus ReviewsA first mystery with an environmental theme features a female Department of Interior (DOI) agent tracking poachers and other politically incorrect (and very dangerous) scum. We first encounter diminutive Venus Diamond, weakened by malaria, as she is being abruptly pulled from a long-term assignment in Singapore and sent back home to investigate the strange death of a wealthy timber widow whose body has been pulled from the waters off Ozone Beach, Washington, a politically correct resort. Had Madge Leroux noticed the altered nesting habits of the pelicans on the isolated lighthouse island she recently purchased? Had it led to her death? Had her hard-living son made a shady deal with the US Navy, represented by skulking, sandy-mustached Jack "Popeye" O'Connor? Isn't village council president Janice Mercy a tad surly to outsiders, especially considering the importance of the tourist trade? Why is fellow DOI cop Sparks pooh-poohing the mutilation of bears on his turf? And, finally, will Venus be able to shake her fever long enough to solve several murders, as well as focus on the romantically interesting men who cling to the trajectory of this rather complicated tale?Moody oversells her heroine (a movie-star mother, a rider of Harley Davidsons) and overpacks her plot (in a rare first novel that actually should have been longer). But the spirit and sophistication-you'll think of the classic Avengers TV series-smooth any number of rough edges.
It was one hell of an inheritance for former Chicago reporter Tom Coleman: a broken-down pickup truck, ramshackle campground, a canoe livery--and one pot-smoking, barely working employee he doesn't need, doesn't want, and can't afford. But the truth is, after losing a child and a marriage, Tom doesn't really care. And life is nice and quiet in the middle of nowhere. Until a drug lab blows up near his property--putting Tom in contact with the woman he once loved, a small-town cop with a chip on his shoulder, and a powerful local who doesn't want him poking his nose where it doesn't belong. Tom doesn't want to get involved in the first place. But in the hardscrabble Nebraska Sandhills, storms gather suddenly and bad blood runs deep. Now a quiet summer on the river is turning into a dangerous season of grudges, betrayal, and violent reckoning--and it's already too late to find shelter. . . From the Paperback edition.
With this classic picture book, young readers can follow the course of a heavy rain as it drenches people and animals and changes the landscape below.
John Rain kills people for a living. His specialty: making it seem like death by natural causes. But he won't take out just anyone. The job must be an exclusive. The target must be a principal player. And he'll never murder a woman. Half American, half Japanese, but out of place in both worlds, Rain bases his operation in Tokyo, where even a crowded subway car is filled with opportunities--like slipping a pacemaker-jamming device onto a victim. John Rain may not be a good man, but he's good at what he does. Reliably discreet, coldly efficient. Rain is the best hit man money can buy ... until he falls for the beautiful daughter of his last kill.
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