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In a land where magic is real, where elves and dragons menace the unwary, and where the Norse gods wage a deadly campaign, using mortals as theirfavorite pawns, Loki, god of deception, and Freyr, god of war, are locked in a battle that could tip the universal balance toward order or eternal chaos. Searching the alternate timeways, Freyr has reached out to snatch Al Larson, twentieth-century American soldier, from the midst of a firefight in Vietnam, flinging him through time and space into the body of an elvish warrior to stand against Loki and his sorcerous ally, Bramin. Torn from a world where bullets and grenades are the weapons of choice, and locked into an elvish body on a world where sword and spell are the means of battle, Al must adapt swiftly- or die. For the gods have marked him as their own private battleground, and Al's only chance rests in completing the quest Freyr has set him, a quest that will lead him to the very gates of Hel, where he must save a god--or destroy one! 0071125002958 0""71125N00295""8I ON WINGS OF DEATH-- Heat seared the back of Larson's neck, and he ran, even as he thought, Dragon. Goddamned fire- breathing dragon like every legend and fairy tale I've ever read. A wall of trees rose before him. With a joyous sob, Larson ran between them. Yet even here there was scant safety as flame gouted through the trees with a heat that made him scream. Clutching his sword, Larson ran on with a speed born of desperation. Branches rustled overhead, too loud for wind. Fire lanced before Larson, the stabbing Fires coming closer and closer, threatening to set the entire forest ablaze. Spotting the light of a campfire in the distance, Larson fled toward this one possible chance of aid. Flame shot down, and a wall of heat knocked Larson to one knee at the edge of the camp. "Dragon!" he screamed his warning through lungs that felt raw. "Fire ... breathing ... dragon!"
Building on the themes in his popular book When God Winks, SQuire Rushnell shares real-life stories that are certain to uplift and encourage you. The stories in this book reaffirm that godwinks happen to everyone. We just need to learn how to see them, allow them to unfold, and accept them as direct, person-to-person communications from God to each of us. As you'll see, those so-called coincidences that you'd been dismissing so easily really do mean something. And you need to pay attention. They are like unopened gifts that have been placed upon your doorstep. You will be amazed to read how every joy, every hurt, and every worry that happens to you has already been written about in the Bible. Godwink Stories simply draws upon the parallel between the stories of real people and God's wisdom in the scriptures. Godwink Stories can be read in various ways. You can read the book cover to cover. Or follow along each week for a year. It's also perfect to read for a pick-me-up story that fits your need of the day. Whether you're looking for encouragement in a time of need or a story that speaks of joy, there's a godwink story just for you. *** Godwink Stories offers weekly readings of godwinks and miracles to encourage and inspire you in every situation. These true stories-- from ordinary people--provide Messages of "don't give up" Heartfelt need for love and guidance Hope in the midst of medical crises "Just in time" moments Peace in times of sorrow Tender love stories Amazing answers to prayer
Spenser earned his degree in the school of hard knocks, so he is ready when a Boston university hires him to recover a rare, stolen manuscript. He is hardly surpised that his only clue is a radical student with four bullets in his chest. The cops are ready to throw the book at the pretty blond coed whose prints are all over the murder weapon but Spenser knows there are no easy answers. He tackles some very heavy homework and knows that if he doesn't finish his assignment soon, he could end up marked "D" -- for dead.From the Paperback edition.
Parker has always wanted a pet, but when he gets a guinea pig, it causes him more trouble than he anticipated.
GODZILLA: JOURNEY TO MONSTER ISLAND. He began life as the dinosaur Godzillasaurus, and for millions of years he lived peacefully on a small Pacific Island. But then atomic bomb tests exposed him to radiation--and transformed him into the legendary monster Godzilla! Lost in America! After invading the United States, Godzilla is unhappy, alone, and hunted by a fearful military. Then he meets a strange group of giant insects and animals, and together they team up to defend themselves. Luckily, a courageous pair of twins want to help. Roy and Amy are able to make the authorities understand that Godzilla just wants to find a way home. With the twins' help, Godzilla leads his giant friends on a wild and rowdy journey to a place called Monster Island. But once they get there, they find that their only chance to live in peace may be to put up one last fight!
Troy wishes on a star for more excitement in his life. Be careful what you wish for, Troy! When a meteorite lands in his backyard, it infects Troy with information about King Ghidorah, the three-headed space monster who is heading straight for Earth.
Three wealthy New Yorkers are brutally murdered and specific works from their art collections are stolen.
Faust has been called the fundamental icon of Western culture, and Goethe's inexhaustible poetic drama is the centrepiece of its tradition in literature, music and art. In recent years, this play has experienced something of a renaissance, with a surge of studies, theatre productions, press coverage and public discussions. Reflecting this renewed interest, leading Goethe scholars in this volume explore the play's striking modernity within its theatrical framework. The chapters present new aspects such as the virtuality of Faust, the music drama, the modernization of evil, Faust's blindness, the gay Mephistopheles, classic beauty and horror as phantasmagoria, and Goethe's anticipation of modern science, economics and ecology. The book contains an illustrated section on Faust in modern performance, with contributions by renowned directors, critics and dramaturges, and a major interview with Peter Stein, director of the uncut 'millennium production' of Expo 2000.
Confronted with the indignities and humiliations of segregated Nashville in the 1950s, young 'Tricia Ann holds her head high and remembers that she is "somebody, a human being--no better, no worse than anybody else in this world." For the first time, 'Tricia Ann has been allowed to venture outside her community all by herself. Her grandmother has prepared her well, fortifying her "with enough love, respect, and pride to overcome any situation." 'Tricia Ann, though frustrated by the Jim Crow laws that forbid her, as an African American, to enter certain restaurants and hotels, or even to sit on park benches marked "For Whites Only," rises above her pain and makes her way to one of the only places in the city that welcomes her with open arms: the public library.
"To call Going After Cacciato a novel about war is like calling Moby-Dick a novel about whales." So wrote The New York Times of Tim O'Brien's now classic novel of Vietnam. Winner of the 1979 National Book Award, Going After Cacciato captures the peculiar mixture of horror and hallucination that marked this strangest of wars. In a blend of reality and fantasy, this novel tells the story of a young soldier who one day lays down his rifle and sets off on a quixotic journey from the jungles of Indochina to the streets of Paris. In its memorable evocation of men both fleeing from and meeting the demands of battle, Going After Cacciato stands as much more than just a great war novel. Ultimately it's about the forces of fear and heroism that do battle in the hearts of us all.
Mara Faulkner grew up in a family shaped by Irish ancestry, a close-to-the-bone existence in rural North Dakota, and the secret of her father's blindness--along with the silence and shame surrounding it. Dennis Faulkner had retinitis pigmentosa, a genetic disease that gradually blinded him and one that may blind many members of his family, including the author. Moving and insightful, Going Blind explores blindness in its many Permutations-within the context of the author's family, more broadly, as a disability marked by misconceptions, and as a widely used cultural metaphor. Mara Faulkner delicately weaves her family's story into an analysis of the roots and ramifications of the various metaphorical meanings of blindness, touching of the Catholic Church of the 1940s, and 1950s, Japanese internment, the Germans from Russia who dominated her hometown, and the experiences of Native people in North Dakota. Neither sentimental nor dispassionate, the author asks whether it's possible to find gifts when sight is lost.
When Cameron finds out he's sick and going to die, he embarks on the mother of all road trips through a twisted America to find out how to live and what matters most. 'The best day of my life happened when I was five and almost died at Disney World. I'm sixteen now, so you can imagine that's left me with quite a few days of major suckage. ' Cameron has just had some bad news: he's sick and is going to die. Which totally sucks. But then hope arrives in the form of Dulcie, a loopy punk angel with a bad sugar habit who promises Cam there is a cure if he's willing to go in search of it. With the help of Gonzo, a death-obsessed, video-gaming dwarf, and a garden gnome who might just be the Viking god Balder, Cam sets off on the mother of all road trips through a twisted America of smoothie-drinking happiness cults (and possible serial killers), parallel universe-hopping physicists, mythic New Orleans jazz musicians, whacked-out television game shows, snow globe vigilantes, and disenfranchised, fame-hungry teens and into the heart of what matters most.
DOUBLE TROUBLEFaith Aldridge wants answers. Bramble, Texas is the only place she can find them . . . as well as Hope, the identical twin sister she never knew she had. But the townsfolk reckon that shy city-girl Faith is really her long-lost sister Hope, back in Bramble at last. And they're fixin' to do whatever it takes to heat things up between her and Hope's long-time flame, Slate Calhoun. If that means rustling her car, spreading rumors like wildfire, and reining in some explosive secrets, well, there's no way like the Lone Star way . . . But Slate's no fool. The woman in his truck may look like Hope, yet the way she feels in his arms is altogether new. He's determined to keep this twin in his bed and out of his heart. Trouble is, the real Hope is headed home, and she's got her own designs on Slate. If Faith wants to avoid heartbreak, she'll have to show a certain ruggedly handsome cowboy that this crazy-impossible love is worth fighting for.
This 50-page digital original novella introduces readers to Blackout, a series by acclaimed author Robison Wells that combines the high-stakes intensity of televisions Homeland with the lightning-fast action of Marie Lus Legend. Something strange is happening to Krezi. She has a dangerously high fever her doctors cant explain, and objects keep bursting into flames around her--but the fire doesnt seem to hurt her at all. Krezi wants nothing more than to control her mysterious abilities. But what she doesnt know is that there are others like her out there . . . and in the wrong hands, this power could be deadly. Going Dark also features a teaser to Blackout. HarperTeen Impulse is a digital imprint focused on young adult short stories and novellas, with new releases the first Tuesday of every month.
Sierra Donovan is flying high on her company's rising success. Her bonus? Another sexy one-night stand with cowboy Reece Carter-also known as the best sex she's ever had. But when sick blackmail photos start to show up, fiercely self-reliant Sierra suddenly finds herself needing a twenty-four-hour bodyguard. Who better than cowboy-turned-security-specialist Reece Carter?Reece is tall, dark and dangerous...and he's getting in Sierra's take-charge way. But, ohgod,can he make every single nerve ending on her body sizzle. Sierra soon realizes that coming home to great sex each night has its benefits. That is, as long as her bodyguard can keep her alive to enjoy it....
A remarkable debut novel and bittersweet tale of the unflinching love and devotion between a mother and daughter.Razor sharp and darkly funny Going Down Swinging chronicles two years in the life of the Hoffmans. Eilleen Hoffman has just told Danny, her con-artist lover and father of her youngest daughter Grace, to get out -- for good. Once a teacher, Eilleen lived a middle-class life, but her taste in men coupled with a predilection for pills and booze has brought her down. Desperate to prevent her family from sinking deeper into poverty, Eilleen reluctantly goes on welfare. Eventually she turns to the only friends she has left, hustlers and hookers, to learn how a woman makes fast money, no investment necessary.With Eilleen on welfare and her older daughter Charlotte a teenaged runaway, child welfare authorities descend on the Hoffmans. As Eilleen trails through several attempts at drying out, the well-intentioned Children's Protection Society finally intervenes to apprehend Grace. With the threat of prolonged separation now a stark reality, Eilleen and Grace must rally to confront their demons with grit, determination and humour. Unblinkingly observed and brilliantly written, Going Down Swinging is about the powerful bond between mother and child. And with her skilful narrative interplay, Billie Livingston illustrates poignantly how the truth of our stories lies not so much in the black and white, as it does in the grey.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Dr. Jamie Hampton talked sex-and all of Manhattan listened. She had the hottest nighttime radio show. Her racy topics and sizzling innuendo made Jamie the number one topic around water coolers all over the city. Her motto? "Go for it!"She was the expert on relationships and sex-in theory. In practice it was another matter. . . . Bad boy Chase Newman loved talking to Jamie. On the airwaves, her voice aroused him. In person, he planned to seduce her. To teach her everything he instinctively knew she craved. So why wasn't she taking her own advice and going for it?
This book is about American superstar Sarah Hughes, who skated in the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Nikki, Danielle, Tori, and Jill are four talented skaters who share one special dream--competing in the Olympics someday. And they're going to try to make it all happen in Silver Blade, the best skating club around. It's a dream come true! Jill's going to the famous figure-skating center in Colorado. But the training is much tougher than Jill ever expected, and Kevin, a really cute skater at the school, has a plan that's sure to get her into big trouble. Could this be the end of Jill's skating career?
A member of the Acoma Pueblo in Arizona, Ortiz's poems evoke love and family and ceremony, the strains of disenfranchisement and the beautiful dry land.
Rose Handy had a great life with a good job, great boyfriend, and was nine months pregnant. Realizing too late that her boyfriend was pocketing the rent money and were now being evicted, the boyfriend left and Rose was forced into giving birth in a women's shelter. Angry, frustrated and embarrassed, she decided to fight back creating a company that will hit $1 million in 2010. The shelter provided Rose with a good environment in which she could take care of her newborn while also dealing with the trauma of what had happened to her. Rose was able to take advantage of the services that were made available to her in the shelter: counseling, education, and resources, while having a bed to sleep in and food to eat. Rose started her bilingual consultancy in the shelter. Today Rose's business has grown and she has run countless bilingual job fairs, helping to connect 16,000 people to jobs. Rose now teaches how to overcome adversity,anger and jealousy tocreate a successful and happy life. Rose is from Cameroon and was voted Woman Entrepreneur of the Year in Canada in 2009 and has found jobs for 16,000 people.
Auction fever strikes the residents of Acorn Hill. But while some bidders go home winners, disappointment--even heartache--is in store for others. Guests at Grace Chapel Inn worry about their teenage son; two music lovers offer hope to a former prodigy; and an award-winning poet, who reads Wonder Woman as well as Wordsworth, brings celebrity to the inn. Will prayer, laughter and kindness help Louise, Alice and Jane resolve their own difficulties as well as those besetting others? And will peace blend with the fall colors of the quaint little town? Once you visit the charming village of Acorn Hill, tucked away in rural Pennsylvania, you'll never want to leave. Townsfolk relax on their porch swings or gather to discuss the day's events at the Coffee Shop over homemade pie. Its the kind of town where friendship and faith flow together like a wide river on a fine spring day.
In the sunswept beauty of San Francisco, Gillian Forrester is filled with the joy of a love that will surely last. But a painful betrayal forces her to flee to a new Life The first unforgettable novel
3 romance novels: Unfinished Business, Island of Flowers, and Mind Over Matter. 3 heroines find love as they reconnect with their families.
Feeling like an outsider when she visits her relatives in Puerto Rico for the first time, eleven-year-old Felita finds herself having to come to terms with the heritage she always took for granted.
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