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Second title of a classic trilogy now brought back into print! The Kinslayer Wars, the second title in The Elven Nations trilogy, was first released in mass market format in 1991, and it documented the ancient civil war of the elven races in the Dragonlance world. Unavailable for the past several years, this title is now being brought back into print in a new mass market edition in order to fulfill the rising demands of consumers. The other two titles in this trilogy will also be re-released in the same season so that readers may easily compile the entire trilogy.
In 1871 Satanta, a Kiowa war chief, boasted at the KiowaComanche Agency that he had led a war party against a wagon train of freighters. When he repeated his boast to General W. T. Sherman, who was on a tour of frontier forts, the order was given for his arrest along with two other chiefs who were implicated. The killing, torture, and mutilation of the freighters was said to have been a ghastly crime. But never before had members of an Indian war party been put on trial to defend their brutal actions. The chiefs would be tried in a Texas courtroom, with a former Indian fighter to defend them. Would a fair trial even be possible in such a setting? And would the outcome be justice ... or vengeance?
Kip Campbell is still living in the town of Clover, still working in his family's funeral home, and yes, still speaking to the dead. Those souls who have passed on but aren't yet able to go to "the good" because something in their life was never resolved ask Kip for his help. As if these two jobs weren't enough, Kip also has to deal with girls and bullies. Now Kip is fed up and wants to quit talking to the dead, but can someone quit a job they never applied for?
Kirkus Reviews Canine Kipper squires his piglet friend, Arnold, from "Aa is for ant" to "Zz is for Zebra" in a big, playful, alphabet story that is just the ticket for turning pre-readers into new readers. Inkpen adds a bit extra to most of the literary encounters: "Cc" is not just for caterpillar, but Crawly caterpillar; "Nn is for No, not now" (said to the zebra); and "Xx" for Xugglybug, an "interesting insect" picked up at "Ii." The best moment is when the audience is invited to help Kipper out when his mind goes blank at "Kk." Young children will also painlessly discover an array of additional concepts as, for instance, Kipper and Arnold go up and down a hill, discover that an elephant is too big to fit into Arnold's collecting box, or learn that the first letter of "gnat" is silent. Acres of white space surround the large-type text and simply drawn figures without overwhelming them, making this equally suitable for sharing with one child or a group. Just about the cutest puppy in a favorite series achieves a stellar new success. (Picture book. 3-5) A truly fun and funny alphabet book!
Hailed for his grandeur of imagination and superb worldbuilding, winner of and nominee for more than fifty awards for his outstanding work, Mike Resnick has rightfully won a place as one of science fiction's master storytellers. Now, in Kirinyaga, Resnick presents the haunting and utterly compelling tale of one man's utopia. By the twentieth second century in the African nation of Kenya, polluted cities sprawl up the flanks of sacred Mount Kirinyaga. Great animal herds are but distant memories. European crops now grow on the sweeping savannas. But Koriba, a distinguished, educated man of Kikuyu ancestry, knows that life was different for his people centuries ago--and he is determined to build a utopian colony, not on earth, but on the terraformed planetoid he proudly names Kirinyaga. As the mundumugu--witch doctor--Koriba leads the colonists. Reinstating the ancient customs and stringent laws of the Kikuyu people, he alone decides their fate. He must face many challenges to the struggling colony's survival: from a brilliant young girl whose radiant intellect could threaten their traditional ways to the interference of "Maintenance" which holds the power to revoke the colony's charter. All the while, only Koriba--unbeknownst to his people--maintains the computer link to the rest of humanity. Ironically, the Kirinyaga experiment threatens to collapse--not from violence or greed--but from humankind's insatiable desire for knowledge. The Kikuyu people can no more stand still in time than their planet can stop revolving around its sun. Deeply moving, swiftly paced, and profound in its implications, Kirinyaga is Mike Resnick's most triumphant work to date. His Fable of Utopia is the book every science fiction reader will want to own and savor for years to come. From the Hardcover edition.
Fourteen-year-old Prue and her sister Grace have been educated at home by their super strict father all their lives. Their attempts to find out what being an ordinary teenager is like buying nice clothes instead of wearing Mumâ's odd, hand-made garments, reading teenage magazines etc.
Here comes a true story about A Woman Who Slept with Her Father--prime fodder for the TV talk show feeding frenzy. Certainly it would be easy to lump Kathryn Harrison's new memoir, The Kiss into this same category of titillating topics, but that would be a mistake. There is nothing remotely titillating about Harrison's book; instead, it reads like a slow descent into hell--one that compels and repels in almost equal measure at times. Harrison, who did not really meet her father until she was 20, takes the reader on a difficult journey into her loveless childhood, her bouts with anorexia and bulimia, and, eventually, the incestuous 4-year affair with her father. Her prose is deceptively simple; her choice of present tense to describe events that occurred many years ago forces an immediacy--almost a complicity--upon the reader that heightens both revulsion and compassion. The Kiss is not for everybody. Some readers will be outraged by its subject matter; others will find it just too painful to read. But for those who make it through, this harrowing tale promises the reward of a life reclaimed and a tragedy transcended.
Let me tell you all I know for sure. My name. Shauna. I woke up in a hospital bed missing six months of my memory. In the room was my loving boyfriend--how could I have forgotten him?--my uncle and my abusive stepmother. Everyone blames me for the tragic car accident that left me near death and my dear brother brain damaged. But what they say can't be true-can it? I believe the medicine is doing strange things to my memory. I'm unsure who I can trust and who I should run from. And I'm starting to remember things I've never known. Things not about me. I think I'm going crazy. And even worse, I think they want to kill me. But who? And for what? Is dying for the truth really better than living with a lie?
Someone wants Emma Bowles dead, someone very determined and as close as a kiss.
I have this photograph of me and Dylan tucked into my diary. We're standing on the deck of the ferry on our way back from France. Dylan's got his arm around my shoulders and he's squinting down at me and smiling fondly like I'm the greatest thing in the world. Even greater than our recent discovery that chopping up chocolate chip cookies and scooping them into vanilla ice cream will give you twice the sugar rush you normally get from eating them straight.
You May Be Commitment-Phobic If: You have a mile-long list of requirements for your ideal mate You go from one short-lived relationship to the next You have a habit of dating "unavailable" men You think many of your married friends have settled for less You are constantly blowing "hot" and "cold" in your relationships For years, it was the men who had the monopoly on commitment-phobia. Today, single women are the fastest-growing segment of the population, with over forty-seven million single women in this country and twenty-two million of them between the ages of twenty-five and forty-four. Whatever the reasons -- fear of divorce, increased financial independence, delayed motherhood -- more women than ever no longer feel the urgency, or the ability, to settle down. Lucky for this growing group of women, author and former commitment-phobe Elina Furman has written Kiss and Run, the first-ever book about female commitment anxiety. Filled with fun quizzes, first-person testimonials, and step-by-step action plans, Kiss and Run includes the top-five panic buttons, advice for curbing overanalysis, and tips for fixing negative commitment scripts. You'll also find the seven types of commitment-phobes, including the Nitpicker, the Serial Dater, and the Long-Distance Runner. Based on the stories of more than one hundred women, this straight-talking guide helps single women conquer commitment anxiety and say yes to love.
Long out of print, this classic by "New York Times"-bestselling author Brockmann adds a dash of mystery to a favorite romantic fantasy, as her heroine goes on a thrilling quest to find the man who stole a kiss--and her heart--at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve.
Miss Kate Daltry doesn't believe in fairy tales . . . or happily ever after. Forced by her stepmother to attend a ball, Kate meets a prince . . . and decides he's anything but charming. A clash of wits and wills ensues, but they both know their irresistible attraction will lead nowhere. For Gabriel is promised to another woman--a princess whose hand in marriage will fulfill his ruthless ambitions. Gabriel likes his fiancÉe, which is a welcome turn of events, but he doesn't love her. Obviously, he should be wooing his bride-to-be, not the witty, impoverished beauty who refuses to fawn over him. Godmothers and glass slippers notwithstanding, this is one fairy tale in which destiny conspires to destroy any chance that Kate and Gabriel might have a happily ever after. Unless a prince throws away everything that makes him noble . . . Unless a dowry of an unruly heart trumps a fortune . . . Unless one kiss at the stroke of midnight changes everything.
Who will you be with when the clock strikes twelve? Ancient law proclaims that, as the year 999 draws to a close and the new millennium begins, the land of Alderich will be wrested from the Rune family by the clan of Leonhart. But when Rafael of Leonhart takes Serath Rune hostage, intending to force her grandfather, the Lord of Alderich, to surrender his land, the old man refuses. Before long, Rafael is falling under the spell of his fiercely beautiful captive--and the conquest he desires most is her defiant heart.
It takes a thief to catch a thief...and one kiss to steal a heart. For one brief moment, Lady Emily Knight knew what heaven was when she shared a soul-searing kiss with Peter. But a penniless youth schooled in the London streets cannot love a beautiful heiress--so he vanished, leaving Emily heartbroken . . . Now a formidable Bow Street Runner, Peter returns to hunt down an elusive thief who's been preying on the Oxfordshire wealthy--even though his mission must inevitably reunite him with the sensuous beauty who haunts his dreams and whose taste still lingers on his lips. But as tantalizing embraces enflame their passion once more, will Emily's knowledge of the thief's true identity transform desire into distrust and impassioned lovers into dangerous adversaries?
As a young coed's suicide leads her troubled sister into a perilous investigation, she is trapped in a web of mounting horror and suspense.
Jessica can't deny her love for Christian, the leader of the Palisades High gang. Christian promises her he'll never fight again. But can he keep his vow when the battle with Sweet Valley High turns deadly? Elizabeth plans a secret meeting with Palisades High's Rosie Shaw, and together they scheme to end the gang warfare once and for all. Can Elizabeth really trust Rosie?
Remy Chandler is a private eye. He's also an angel. Literally. In this first book in the Remy chandler Series, Remy must try to prevent, literally, the end of the world. But if he succeeds, his own personal world will end. This is the first in a series of books, the main character of which is a "seraphim" a heavenly warrior-angel who has voluntarily chosen to live on Earth rather than dwell in heaven. This book has everything -- true love, epic battles, competing angelic factions.
After the loss of his wife in a tragic accident, beloved artist Danny Gregory chronicled his grief in the medium he knows best--the pages of his illustrated journals. This intimate reproduction of his journal is a stirring visual memoir of Gregory's journey towards recovery. Uniquely sincere, and by turns tender, raw, and hopeful, Gregory's idiosyncratic text and illustrations capture the darkest and lightest moments of his "year of magical drawing." Gregory's process reminds us that creative expression offers its own therapy, and that living each day to its fullest may be as simple as putting pen to paper. Anyone who has experienced loss will take solace in this refreshingly candid look at grieving, while art lovers will marvel at the artist's beautiful celebration of the power of creation.
With unprecedented access to all four members of KISS-including their private archive of 30 years of photographs-here is the complete story of one of the most influential hard rock bands of all time. Dressed like leather-clad rock 'n' roll warriors from another planet and adorned in colorful greasepaint, KISS has sold more than 80 million albums and transfixed audiences around the world. In this shockingly revealing and comprehensive biography, the group unveils all the previously untold details of their struggling birth in New York City, to the breakthrough success of their seminal 1975 album, Alive!, to the triumphant reunion that propelled them right back to the highest ranks of music superstardom.
Samantha Scott can tell her best friend Miles Wilson anything... except that she's falling in love with him. Samantha knows that Miles would never think of her as girlfriend material. So she keeps her love for him a secret. It's a lot easier -- and safer -- that way. Everything changes when Miles tells Samantha that he's in love -- with China Henry, the most beautiful (and unattainable) girl at Jefferson High. But Miles can't get a date with China unless Samantha helps him. Can Samantha put her true feelings aside and go along with his scheme? Or will she finally spill her heart to Miles, and risk losing him forever?
Love and lust are in the air at St. Cecilia's. Alice and her lifelong best friend and crush, Tristan, are finally together, and anxious to bring their relationship to the next level. Meanwhile, Tally is scouting the perfect rebound to make her forget all about her doomed romance with Mr. Logan. But with a strict new housemistress at the school, face time with the boys is severely limited (and heaven forbid the girls actually bond with each other). Will Alice and Tally be able to sneak away for one perfect night? Or are their plans for dangerous liaisons destined for disappointment?
Kiss What Leah did-only she really shouldn't have-one hot night at a country club party. Crush What Leah has-only she really shouldn't have-on the guy with the green eyes, the guy who is not her perfect boyfriend, the guy who does not fit in her picture-perfect life, the guy her sisters will only mock and her mother will never approve of. Not in a million years. Collide What happens when everything you always thought you wanted-having cool friends, being class valedictorian and homecoming queen-runs smack into everything it turns out you really do want. Kiss. Crush. Collide. For Leah and Porter, summer is only the beginning.
THEY'RE GOING, GOING, GONE. . . . Their names roll off the tongue, a litany of the damned: the Providence Steam Roller, the Wilmington Quicksteps, the Cincinnati Porkers. They are the lost squads of professional sports history-teams forsaken by fans, fleeced by owners, or forgotten by time. Until now. Kiss 'Em Goodbyeunearths the real stories of dozens of vanished teams that once graced-and often disgraced-North America's big leagues. Like the St. Paul Apostles, the only major league team ne...
A collection of jokes featuring characters from fairy tales.
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