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From the moment sixteen-year-old Madison Grant is abducted, an unthinkable terrorist plot is set in motion--pitting Special Agent Kelly Jones against her most powerful adversary yet. The kidnapper's ransom demands aren't monetary. . . they come at a cost that no American can afford to pay. As Kelly's fiancé, Jake Riley, races to find Madison, Kelly is assigned to another disturbing case: the murder and dismemberment of a senator. At first the two cases don't appear to be related. But as Kelly navigates her way through the darkest communities of America--from skinheads to biker gangs to border militias--she discovers a horrible truth. A shadowy figure who calls himself The Gatekeeper is uniting hate groups, opening the door to the worst homegrown attack in American history.
This chilling NYT bestseller from Anthony Horowitz, "a master of edge-of-your-seat writing" (Booklist, starred) is "an exhilarating read" (Kirkus) that "should attract a strong following" (PW) As punishment for a crime he didn't really commit, Matt was given a choice: go to jail or go live with an old woman named Mrs. Deverill in a remote town called Lesser Malling. He should have chosen jail. A strange and sinister plan is coming together made in Lesser Malling, with Matt at the center of it all. People who try to help him disappear . . . or die. It all ties to an evil place named Raven's Gate - a place whose destiny is horrifyingly intertwined with Matt's own.
With their mother still missing after going through a Civil War time portal in their spooky house, and their father in jail under a false accusation, Xander, David, and their younger sister continue to try to bring their mother back, now with the help of an old relative who has turned up unexpectedly.
The book reveals the college admission process in behind-the-scenes detail. The Gatekeepers will be required reading for every parent of a high school-age child and for every student facing the arduous and anxious task of applying to college.
The first comprehensive analysis of a Middle Eastern intellectual tradition, it examines a system of knowledge that replaced the intellectual and methodological conventions of Islamic historiography only at the very end of the nineteenth century.
Imagine a whole series of separate universes, made to suit the whims of a race of super-beings. Imagine these universes with their own laws, cultures, creatures and ecologies--all existing solely to please the fancies of their individual master. Then imagine one such universe constructed as a diabolical trap to destroy a single person--the man called Robert Wolff, one of the race of universe-makers, and once of Earth. When the satanic Master-Lord, Urizen, kidnaps Wolff's wife, he forces Wolff to enter the deadly universe of ambushes, filled with every kind of tortuous snare that the evil mind of the Master-Lord can devise. Wolff has only his courage and his wits with which to combat this cosmic maze--unless he can perform a miracle, he and Chryseis are doomed. The GATES OF CREATION is the fabulous second adventure in Philip Jose" Farmer's World of Tiers Series.
For all those spellbound by the tale of Prince Tristan, heir to the throne of Eutracia, his twin sister Princess Shailiha, the ancient wizard Wigg, and the fate of their enchanted land, there is indeed more--much more--to be told. For three centuries, Eutracia was a kingdom at peace, ruled by a benevolent monarchy...
The fifth in a series of recovers of classic Dragonlance novel tales.
De Cleyre (1866-1912) was one of the late-19th-century American freethinkers, anarchists and sex radicals who are excluded not only from the canon in general, but even from the most progressive textbook anthologies. Delamotte (English, Arizona State U. ) puts into context her thoughts on freeing thought, fated fruit, sex slavery, and refashioning the mind. Then she offers a selection from the hundreds of poems, sketches, essays, lectures, pamphlets, translations, and short stories she penned during her short life. Only names are indexed. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
A band of war-weary soldiers have uncovered a plot that may tear the very fabric of reality forever. To save their own lives and to prevent a long-banished race of monsters from unleashing an army of horrors upon the waking world, they must reach the very heart of Dal Quor. To stop the cataclysm in time, they must fight their way to . From the Paperback edition.
From the author of The Chosen comes a work of nonfiction that chronicles the stormy lives of a Jewish father, Solomon Slepak, an infelxible old-guard Bolshevik, and his son, Volodya, who became an internationally renowned "refusenik" hero during the 18 years of his persecution for attempting to leave the Soviet Union. Potok tells their story with deep understanding and empathy.
"REMARKABLE . . . A WONDERFUL STORY."--The Boston GlobeThe father is a high-ranking Communist officer, a Jew who survived Stalin's purges. The son is a "refusenik," who risked his life and happiness to protest everything his father held dear. Now, Chaim Potok, beloved author of the award-winning novels The Chosen and My Name is Asher Lev, unfolds the gripping true story of a father, a son, and a conflict that spans Soviet history. Drawing on taped interviews and his harrowing visits to Russia, Potok traces the public and privates lives of the Slepak family: Their passions and ideologies, their struggles to reconcile their identities as Russians and as Jews, their willingness to fight--and die--for diametrically opposed political beliefs."[A] vivid account . . . [Potok] brings a novelist's passion and eye for detail to a gripping story that possesses many of the elements of fiction--except that it's all too true."--San Francisco ChronicleFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
Every serious student of the occult is familiar with this all-powerful text. Within it lie the secrets of eternity, the forbidden knowledge of the dark unknown. Every journey into the shadows requires careful, measured steps-a proficient execution of the necessary rituals and spells, and an understanding and appreciation of the history of the world beyond. The Gates of the Necronomicon is an invaluable companion to the Mad Arab's original work. In it are essential keys to the nuance and complexities of the ancient grimoire, enabling all who dare to pass through the magical gates that separate the body, mind, and spirit; the past and future; the living and dead. The journey begins . . .
The Gates of Vensunor is a 280 page conventional fantasy novel first published in 1997 and written by Carol Heller. It is the first book of Heller's fantasy series entitled The Shunlar Chronicles; The Sands of Kalaven (a novel alredy in the Bookshare collection) is its sequel. Avon's summary reads as follows: A warrior whose fierceness is matched only by her beauty, Shunlar's services are available to anyone in the depraved city who pays her price. But an assignment from the powerful merchant wizard, Lord Creedath. is leading the brave and bold mercenary into the foul heart of poisonous plots, binding her in Creedath's chains. Yet it is only in peril and desperate activity that Shunlar will uncover the startling truth about her ancestry, find the strength to counter Creedath's horrific schemes, and, ultimately, discover her true love.
Back Cover: Ellie Warne, a young American photojournalist, finds herself in Jerusalem in 1947. She unwittingly becomes a pawn in a political chess game when she photographs some ancient scrolls discovered by Bedouins. Who would guess that a few innocent photos could entangle her in such a desperate web of intrigue and peril? David Meyer seems to love her dearly, but Moshe Sachar has a purpose and commitment in life that intrigues her more than she can say. Through it all, Ellie discovers a people, a spirit, and a person who profoundly change the direction of her life.
The first three legendary Witch World novels from one of the most popular sci-fi authors of our time.
Ed Morgan stayed home to care for the Triangle M after his folks passed away, while his younger brother, Ben, spent four years in prison for armed robbery. When Ed arrives to meet his recently released brother, he finds Ben near death. Ben's last request of Ed is that he find the 50-thousand dollars he buried in Diablo Canyon and split it with his lover, Honey Travers. But, of course, nothing is as simple as taking Ben's map and digging up the loot. A half-dozen other people have claims on the money, including Spur Gowdy, a gunfighter without a conscience. Complicating it all is Ed's reluctant--but growing--affection for Honey Travers.
When Tom is studying a black hole, he discovers increased sunspot activity. As he studies more, he discovers that a new project designed by an experimental scientist and backed by a businessman is causing instability in stars. Tom and his friends face great danger and lots of opposition to keep the sun from going supernova and destroying life on earth as we know it.
April and her friends are starting to get used to the bizarre. Which is why they weren't surprised when they found themselves on Mount Olympus, fighting with Zeus against an alien army. But that's nothing compared to what they're about to experience. April and the others know the main reason they're still alive is because of their survival instincts and real-world knowledge. But in Everworld, even the things that you trust to keep you safe can be the very things to take your life...
Patricia Bover set out in a One. She had no idea where she was going and was astonished to find herself in the Oort cloud of comets, far beyond the orbit of Pluto, docking on what was clearly a Heechee artifact. When Bover got into the thing and looked around, she realized she was rich. The thing was absolutely stuffed with Heechee machines. The bubble burst when she found out she couldn't get back to Gateway. Her ship wouldn't move. No matter what she did to the controls it remained inert. It not only would not automatically return her to her port of origin, it wouldn't go anywhere at all. Patricia Bover was stuck, some billions of miles from Earth.
Missing for two hundred millennia, the legendary Iconians have returned, bringing with them the secret of interdimensional teleportation across vast interstellar distances. Awakened once more, their ancient Gateways are rewriting the map of the galaxy, and nowhere more than in the New Frontier®.... A century ago, the imperial Thallonians separated two feuding alien races, depositing each of them on a new world safely distant from that of their ancestral enemies. Now, however, the Gateways have made it possible for the long dormant blood feud to begin anew. Captain Mackenzie Calhoun of the U.S.S. Excalibur and his partner, Captain Elizabeth Shelby of the U.S.S. Trident, find themselves fighting a losing battle to keep the horrific violence from escalating, even as they gradually realize the catastrophic danger posed by the Gateways themselves!
Designed for 6th graders, this book encourages students to actually 'do' science along with reading.The lessons are organized in a five-step learning sequence - Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate and Evaluate.
In this beautifully photographed book, renowned cookbook author Georgeanne Brennan brings a refreshing feeling of seasonal simplicity to the art of entertaining year-round. She invites readers to consider any occasion to gather people to the table: honoring parents in the springtime, Chinese New Year in the winter, a summer solstice party, or Thanksgiving two ways (traditional and vegetarian). For each season Brennan offers four to five complete menus with a tantalizing array of starters, finger foods, entrees, and desserts. In addition to 90 recipes, Gather includes decorating and cooking tips for setting the mood and ideas for saving time. A Book Club Buffet, Movie Night, and A Wedding to Remember are some of the many gather opportunities, each with its custom menu-in this inspiring book.
> Rachel de Lacey, the clever daughter of Lord General de Lacey, was about to embark on her own private war. She had been kidnapped in the midst of a British officer's ball and carried to the forest lair of the infamous Glen Lyon. Prepared to face the Scottish rebel who had become a legend, Rachel vowed she would defy him with her last breath. But when the blindfold was ripped from Rachel's eyes, she saw Gavin Carstares, earl of Glenlyon, for what he really was. A strong yet gentle man, haunted by secrets, Gavin was the hero Rachel had always dreamed of. Now she became his pawn in a desperate game to save the women and children of Scotland from the slaughter waged by Sir Dunstan Wells-Rachel's own fiance. But in Gavin's battle he had never envisioned losing his heart-and then breaking it when forced to give Rachel back to the man he hated most.
Gather Together in My Namecontinues Maya Angelou's personal story, begun so unforgettably inI Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. The time is the end of World War II and there is a sense of optimism everywhere. Maya Angelou, still in her teens, has given birth to a son. But the next few years are difficult ones as she tries to find a place in the world for herself and her child. She goes from job to job-and from man to man. She tries to return home-back to Stamps, Arkansas-but discovers that she is no longer part of that world. Then Maya's life takes a dramatic turn, and she faces new challenges and temptations. In this second volume of her poignant autobiographical series, Maya Angelou powerfully captures the struggles and triumphs of her passionate life with dignity, wisdom, humor, and humanity.
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