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"Find the Elves and return them to the world of Men!" the shade of the Druid Allanon had ordered Wren. It was clearly an impossible task. The Elves had been gone from the Westland for more than a hundred years. There was not even a trace of their former city of Arborlon left to mark their passing. No one in the Esterland knew of them -- except, finally, the Addershag. The blind old woman had given instructions to find a place on the coast of the Blue Divide, build a fire, and keep it burning for three days. "One will come for you. " Tiger Ty, the Wing Rider, had come on his giant Roc to carry Wren and her friend Garth to the only clear landing site on the island of Morrowindl, where, he said, the Elves might still exist, somewhere in the demon-haunted jungle. Now she stood within that jungle, remembering the warning of the Addershag: "Beward, Elf-girl. I see danger ahead for you . . . and evil beyond imagining. " It had proved all too true. Wren stood with her single weapon of magic, listening as demons evil beyond all imagining gathered for attack. How long could she resist? And if, by some miracle, she reached the Elves and could convince them to return, how could they possibly retrace her perilous path to reach the one safe place on the coast?
Robert Stanek's Ruin Mist Chronicles begin when the Elf Queen sends the warrior elf lord, Seth, on a journey to the lands of Man. Legend says that the races have been divided for hundreds of years and there are few survivors among the brother races. Elf Queen's Quest delves deep into the dark underside of Ruin Mist and we start to see the three primary realms of Robert's world. Enter the darkness and lose yourself in the dark path!
This fun book shows readers how to make standalone fantasy character figures with polymer clay. Readers will learn about materials, special precautions and quick, simple techniques; then they will get 3 step-by-step demonstrations including an Elf, Witch and Fairy. Each demonstration shows how to make accurate figures, from beginning supports to sculpting the head (including eyes, chins, noses, brows, lips, cheeks, mouths, ears, makeup and hair) bodies, baking and costuming.
Elfangor is an Andalite war-prince, the one who gave the 5 young humans the ability to morph into any animal they touch. This is how it all began.
Visser Four now has the Time Matrix, and he plans to use it to become Visser One. We can't let him alter time, so we're prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice. And ultimately one of us will lose...
Elfhunter is the first of the tales of Alterra, the World that Is. It concerns the quest of an unlikely pair of heroines, Gaelen and Nelwyn, who are Wood-elves of the Dominglas Forest. They are hunter-scouts in the realm of King Ri-Aruin, and they have sworn to protect their woodland home, but they are drawn into a quest to defend all the Elves of Alterra as they seek to destroy the 'Elfhunter', a monstrous entity sworn to exterminate the Elves until none remain. Along the way, Gaelen and Nelwyn are joined by other interesting characters as they make their way through the realms of Alterra in pursuit of the Elfhunter, whose true name is 'Gorgon'. What headstrong Gaelen and her gentle cousin do not know is that Gorgon is in league with the Dark Power, and that the forces of Evil have forged an entanglement between Gorgon and Gaelen herself. Now she and all she loves are in jeopardy, and only an inspired plan put forth by Orogond, a mortal man, can save her.
"[Barrowcliffe] writes how D&D twisted his teenage development -- and about how twisted teenage development is in general. It's easy to read in a weekend, and thanks to several hilarious, unbelievably well-remembered recountings of dialogue-heavy extreme nerdiness, begs a movie adaptation."--Seattle Times "Barrowcliffe's retrospective self-awareness is by turns poignant and amusing ... as fantasy movies dominate the box office; the author offers a timely, appropriate memoir of addiction recovery ... worth a few hours holed up in the basement." -Kirkus Reviews "I urge you to buy it yourself and make up your own mind. You'll love discussing it with your friends. There's not a whole lot written about gaming, especially from the inside, and The Elfish Gene belongs in every gamer's library." -Enter the Octopus Blog "This is a good, funny book, and I am enjoying the heck out of it so far. Barrowcliffe ... has an excellent writing style that is light and funny, and when he describes the game, you feel his excitement as he rolls the dice.... I hope [it] intrigues you as much as it intrigued me." -Geekscribe.com Summer, 1976. Twelve-year-old Mark Barrowcliffe had a chance to be normal. He blew it. While other teenagers were being coolly rebellious, Mark--and twenty million other boys in the 1970s and '80s--chose to spend his entire adolescence pretending to be a wizard, a warrior, or an evil priest. Armed only with pen, paper, and some funny-shaped dice, this lost generation gave themselves up to the craze of fantasy role-playing games. Spat at by bullies and laughed at by girls, they now rule the world. They were the geeks, the fantasy war gamers, and this is their story. Mark Barrowcliffe grew up in Coventry, England. He worked as a stand-up comedian before writing his first hit novel, Girlfriend 44. He has written two other acclaimed comic novels, Lucky Dog and Infidelity for First-Time Fathers. He lives in Brighton, England.From the Hardcover edition.
An ancient evil threatens the Elves and the Races of Man. The Ellcrys, the tree of long-lost Elven magic, is dying, unravelling the spell of Forbidding that locks the hordes of Demons away from the world. Already the fearsome Reaper is free. Only by quickening a new seed in the mysterious Bloodfire can the Ellcrys be reborn and the Forbidding made whole. Amberle, a young Elven girl, is chosen to undertake the quest for the Bloodfire. The way is perilous, though. Other demons besides the Reaper stalk the land. Amberle will need a protector if she is to prevail, and Wil Ohmsford, heir to the elven magics of Shannara, is chosen to accompany her. Amberle's quest and the fate of the Four Lands will rest on Wil's ability to unlock the magic of the mysterious Elfstones of Shannara. THE ELFSTONES OF SHANNARA is the second volume of the classic series that has become one of the best loved fantasy tales of all time.
In this wonderful fairytale, a girl, who is blind, becomes the village hero by maintaining her courage and by helping them return to their values. A beautiful, wise and brave girl, a magnificent horse, a curse, the Hidden Folk and how we got the Northern Lights all blend to make this a delightful and exciting story. This book includes picture descriptions. Other books by David Wisniewski are available from Bookshare.
Discover the inside workings of the Elgen Guard in this exclusive ebook companion to the electrifying #1 New York Times bestselling Michael Vey series from Richard Paul Evans!If the Electroclan is going to defeat the Elgen, they'll need to gather all the intelligence they can. And this book is the place to start! In the official Elgen Guard General Handbook, learn everything there is to know about the Elgen Guard: What are their uniforms like? Who's in charge? And what happens to those who break the rules?
Children's biography of the quarterback of the football team, the New York Giants.
Bicentennial fireworks burn the sky. Bob Seger growls from a transistor radio. And down by the river, girls line up on lawn chairs in pursuit of the perfect tan. Yet for ten-year-old Eli Book, the summer of 1976 is the one that threatened to tear his family apart. There is his distant mother; his traumatized Vietnam vet dad; his wild sister; his former war protester aunt; and his tough yet troubled best friend, Edie, the only person with whom he can be himself. As tempers flare and his father's nightmares rage, Eli watches from the sidelines, but soon even he cannot escape the current of conflict. From Silas House comes a tender look at the complexities of childhood and the realities of war, a quintessentially Southern novel filled with music, nostalgic detail, a deep respect for nature, and a powerful sense of place.
Few figures in film and theater history tower like Elia Kazan. Born in 1909 to Greek parents in Istanbul, Turkey, he arrived in America with incomparable vision and drive, and by the 1950s he was the most important and influential director in the nation, simultaneously dominating both theater and film. His productions of A Streetcar Named Desire and Death of a Salesman reshaped the values of the stage. His films -- most notably On the Waterfront -- brought a new realism and a new intensity of performance to the movies. Kazan's career spanned times of enormous change in his adopted country, and his work affiliated him with many of America's great artistic moments and figures, from New York City's Group Theatre of the 1930s to the rebellious forefront of 1950s Hollywood; from Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy to Marlon Brando and James Dean. Ebullient and secretive, bold and self-doubting, beloved yet reviled for "naming names" before the House Un-American Activities Committee, Kazan was an individual as complex and fascinating as any he directed. He has long deserved a biography as shrewd and sympathetic as this one. In the electrifying Elia Kazan, noted film historian and critic Richard Schickel illuminates much more than a single astonishing life and life's work: He pays discerning tribute to the power of theater and film, and casts a new light on six crucial decades of American history.
It began as a rather boring day. The Watson siblings, wandering around town in search of amusement, wind up in a deserted slum. Then suddenly, they find themselves transported to Elidor, a magical world one step removed from our own-- a once green and glorious place transformed by fear and darkness into a terrifying shadow world. Before returning home, the Watsons are entrusted with the care of four ancient Treasures. The powers of these Treasures lie dormant for a year, and the children begin to doubt whether Elidor ever existed. But when the forces of evil cross over into our world, there is no doubt that they are in great and very real danger. It falls to the Watson children to protect the Treasures from their pursuers, seal the bridge between worlds, and guard the strayed unicorn Findhorn ... even though their heroism may cost them everything.
Welcome to Eversleigh--a small English village being invaded by celebrity, sex, and scandal! Guy Portias, heir to Eversleigh Manor, has woken up with two problems: he has a wicked hangover, and he seems to have gotten himself engaged. His new fiancée, Richenda Fox, is the gorgeous star of the hottest new TV series in England, but is the enigmatic beauty the right woman for him? To complicate matters, Eversleigh is badly in need of repairs, and the family fortune has run a bit dry. When Guy reluctantly agrees to let his mother run "Country House Weekends" at the manor, they hire Honor McLean, a bewitching single mother, to cater and help them deal with the chaos. Warm and down to earth, Honor is nothing like Guy's cool, career-obsessed fiancée. If Honor's wit and charm have the same effect on others that they seem to have on Guy, she could end up saving Eversleigh on her own--and stealing Guy's heart in the process. With a cast of characters you'll love (and a few you'll love to hate), An Eligible Bacheloris a charming, sexy, and compulsively readable romp through the English countryside. Also available as an eBook From the Trade Paperback edition.
"There is no more abhorrent and devastating crime than one human being taking the life of another. When government responds by seeking to execute an individual convicted of homicide, it is imposing the most grim and terrifying power a state can exercise over one of its own citizens. And when a juror casts a life or death vote in a capital case, he or she is engag¬ing in perhaps the gravest and most disquieting act of civic responsibility. This book examines the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Atkins v. Virginia It is the story of Daryl Atkins, who at the age of eighteen participated in a tragic and senseless murder. It is also the story of the victim of that crime, Eric Nesbitt, a young man serving in the U.S. Air Force. The book follows the Atkins case from commission of the crime through the Supreme Court's ruling and its aftermath." -Preface
New York Times Bestseller Dear Reader, Please note that the text of this story, ELIJAH by Jacquelyn Frank, begins on page 7. The first six pages are the teaser copy, the Also By The Author page, the title page, the copyright page and the dedication. Also on the inside front cover, it lists NOAH as available now. That title will be published in September, 2008. Sorry for any confusion. They are called the Demons, one of the elusive Nightwalker races living in shadow and struggling for survival against their human enemies. Their proudest warrior is Elijah, a man who bends for nothing and no one. . . until one woman brings him to his knees. . . Some Feelings You Just Cant Fight He is known as the Warrior Captain--a master of every weapon, a fierce soldier sworn to protect his kind. Powerful, relentless, merciless, Elijah has always won every battle hes ever taken on--until now. Ambushed by necromancers, he is left for dead only to be discovered by the woman who could very well deliver the final blow. . . Siena, the Lycanthrope Queen. With three centuries of warring, little more than a decade of uneasy peace has existed between the Lycanthropes and Elijahs people. Now, after a lifetime of suspicion, the warrior in Elijah is consumed with a different battle--winning Sienas heart by giving her pleasure beyond all boundaries. What starts as attraction and arousal soon burns into a passion with consequences that will echo through the ages for both their people. And as would-be enemies become inseparable lovers, another threat approaches, one with the power to destroy them all. . . Surrender to the night. Jacquelyn Frank lives in Saugerties, New York, and has been writing romantic fiction ever since she picked up her first teen romance at age 13. With four sisters, a family scattered up and down the Eastern Seaboard, and a history of living all across the USA herself, she still tries to find ways to give a nod to her native New York in her work. Jacquelyn lives with her foster daughter and four furry children as well--four male domestic shorthaired cats whose personalities have often inspired aspects of her characters. A former Sign Language Interpreter and substitute teacher, she is a powerful advocate of reading and writing. She is known for her persistent gifts of books to all the children in her life, in an effort to see them love both as much as she does. She believes there is nothing more rewarding than the imagination and all it inspires, and nothing more tragic than illiteracy.
11-year-old Elijah is the first child born into freedom in Buxton, Canada, a settlement of runaway slaves just over the border from Detroit. Things change when a former slave steals money from Elijah's friend, who has been saving to buy his family out of slavery in the South. Elijah embarks on a dangerous journey to America in pursuit of the thief. A Newbery Honor book.
Master storyteller Christopher Paul Curtis's Newbery Honor novel, featuring his trademark humor, unique narrative voice, and new cover art--now in paperback!<P> Eleven-year-old Elijah lives in Buxton, Canada, a settlement of runaway slaves near the American border. He's the first child in town to be born free, and he ought to be famous just for that. Unfortunately, all that most people see is a "fra-gile" boy who's scared of snakes and talks too much. But everything changes when a former slave steals money from Elijah's friend, who has been saving to buy his family out of captivity in the South. Now it's up to Elijah to track down the thief--and his dangerous journey just might make a hero out of him, if only he can find the courage to get back home.<P> Advisory: Bookshare has learned that this book offers only partial accessibility. We have kept it in the collection because it is useful for some of our members. To explore further access options with us, please contact us through the Book Quality link on the right sidebar. Benetech is actively working on projects to improve accessibility issues such as these.
Elijah's Cup: A Family's Journey into the Community and Culture of High-functioning Autism and Asperger's Syndromeby Valerie Paradiz
Paradiz, the co-founder and director of a school for autistic teens, chronicles her life with her son, Elijah, diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome. Her inspiring narrative celebrates the idiosyncratic beauty of the Asperger mind and the sense of mutual support and self-respect in the Asperger's syndrome community. This paperback edition includes a new chapter bringing readers up to date on Elijah's education and his mother's advocacy work, and an afterword by Elijah himself. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
The Elimination: A Survivor of the Khmer Rouge Confronts His Past and the Commandant of the Killing Fieldsby John Cullen Christophe Bataille Rithy Panh
From the internationally acclaimed director of S-21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine, a survivor's autobiography that confronts the evils of the Khmer Rouge dictatorship.Rithy Panh was only thirteen years old when the Khmer Rouge expelled his family from Phnom Penh in 1975. In the months and years that followed, his entire family was executed, starved, or worked to death. Thirty years later, after having become a respected filmmaker, Rithy Panh decides to question one of the men principally responsible for the genocide, Comrade Duch, who's neither an ordinary person nor a demon--he's an educated organizer, a slaughterer who talks, forgets, lies, explains, and works on his legacy. This confrontation unfolds into an exceptional narrative of human history and an examination of the nature of evil. The Elimination stands among the essential works that document the immense tragedies of the twentieth century, with Primo Levi's If This Is a Man and Elie Wiesel's Night.
Though much has been written about T. S. Eliot since it was first published, Eliot and His Age remains the best introduction to the poet's life, ideas, and literary works. It is the essential starting place for anyone who would understand what Eliot was about. Russell Kirk's view of his older friend is sympathetic but not adulatory. His insights into Eliot's writings are informed by wide reading in the same authors who most influenced the poet, as well as by similar experiences and convictions.
The whirlwind that is the life of Princess Elisabeth of Austria is explored. A free and impetuous spirit, Elisabeth was chosen at the tender age of 15 (over her older sister) to be the wife of Franz Joseph, Emperor of Austria.
The foremost woman artist of her age, Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun (1755-1842) exerted her considerable charm to become the friend, and then official portraitist, of Marie Antoinette. Though profitable, this role made Vigée Le Brun a public and controversial figure, and in 1789 it precipitated her exile. In a Europe torn by strife and revolution, she nevertheless managed to thrive as an independent, self-supporting artist, doggedly setting up studios in Rome, Naples, Venice, Milan, Vienna, St. Petersburg, and London. Long overlooked or dismissed, Vigée Le Brun's portraits now hang in the Louvre, in a room of their own, as well as in all leading art museums of the world. This gripping biography tells the story of a singularly gifted and high-spirited woman during the revolutionary era and explores the development and significance of her art. The book also recounts the public and private lives of Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun, connecting her with such personalities of her age as Catherine the Great, Napoleon, and Benjamin Franklin, and setting her experiences in the context of contemporary European politics and culture. A generous selection of illustrations, including sixteen of Vigée Le Brun's portraits presented in full color, completes this exceptional volume.
England in the fourteenth century: a land of poverty and opulence, prayer and plague...witchcraft and necromancy. As a child, Elisha witnessed the burning of a witch outside of London, and saw her transformed into an angel at the moment of her death, though all around him denied this vision. He swore that the next time he might have the chance to bind an angel's wounds, he would be ready. And so he became a barber surgeon, at the lowest ranks of the medical profession, following the only healer's path available to a peasant's son. Elisha Barber is good at his work, but skill alone cannot protect him. In a single catastrophic day, Elisha's attempt to deliver his brother's child leaves his family ruined, and Elisha himself accused of murder. Then a haughty physician offers him a way out: come serve as a battle surgeon in an unjust war. Between tending to the wounded soldiers and protecting them from the physicians' experiments, Elisha works night and day. Even so, he soon discovers that he has an affinity for magic, drawn into the world of sorcery by Brigit, a beautiful young witch...who reminds him uncannily of the angel he saw burn. In the crucible of combat, utterly at the mercy of his capricious superiors, Elisha must attempt to unravel conspiracies both magical and mundane, as well as come to terms with his own disturbing new abilities. But the only things more dangerous than the questions he's asking are the answers he may reveal. E. C. Ambrose writes with a razor's ruthless precision, and draws new blood from the medieval world you thought you knew.
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