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Dynamic, unfeeling and iron-willed... Slade Benedict was all those things--but given that he was also Eden Lyle's boss, she found it impossible to protest when he commandeered her holiday plans. But what she hadn't counted on was the disturbing attraction between them. Eden knew she must keep him at arm's length--not only to protect herself but also to keep him from discovering the secret of her past....
Flight of the Fire Thief continues the hilarious fantastical adventures of Prometheus, the Greek demigod who stole fire from the gods and gave it to the human race. To escape the gods' revenge, Prometheus time-travels to Eden City, arriving in 1795. There he befriends a brave and resourceful twelve-year-old girl named Nell. Deary skillfully interweaves two plots, with the action jumping at a whirlwind pace from ramshackle Eden City to Mount Olympus and the battlefields of the Trojan War.
This volume tells the story of Jesse Leroy Brown, who became the Navy's first black pilot. Taylor consulted Brown's training and flight records and logs and includes quotes from them, in addition to letters. He describes Brown's training, experiences in combat, personal life, and other details. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Her genetic secret could change humanity forever. Her DNA grants her the ultimate power. But all she wants is to disappear. Looming buildings rise into the sky of a near-future America, shadowing the desperate poverty of the soovie parks, death doctors, and fear bombs. In this world of walled cities, where status matters most, Caitlyn Brown is desperate to remain invisible, wrongly believing what she needs to hide is the deformity on her back. The powerful want her for so much more. She's forced to take flight again, relying on the help of Razor, a street-smart illusionist she can't trust. Her only hope is to reach friends already tracked by government. With a twisted bounty hunter in full pursuit, she and Razor begin to learn the unthinkable about her past and the unique gifts of her DNA. It leads Caitlyn to a choice between the two men who love her, and whether to keep her freedom or sacrifice herself to change human destiny. In this lightning-fast chase through an all-too-plausible future, best-selling author Sigmund Brouwer is at his best. Flight of Shadows is a terrifying ride into the heart of compelling moral questions about science and society. From the Trade Paperback edition.
"You must go to the dragon. You must leave tonight."<P> Before she even hears the words, Kaeldra already knows she must find the mother dragon whose draclings have just hatched and get some of the precious milk in order to save her foster sister's life. Since Kaeldra can communicate with dragons, she is the only one who can accomplish the task. And so she begins a journey that will entwine her fate with that of three little draclings and one would-be dragonslayer--a journey that will become a struggle for life.
With the publication of Dragon's Egg, a breathtaking, brilliantly extrapolated exploration of alien intelligence on a neutron star, Robert L. Forward delighted readers and critics alike with a tour-de-force marriage of known physics to the wonder-filled unknown, earning the praise of such masters as Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke. Now Dr. Forward turns that same sure eye, sharp and twinkling, to the corrosive, lopsided seas and jagged, volcanic peaks of the double-globed planet Roche-world, discovered in the near future by flyby probes sent to scan the region surrounding Barnard's Star, and chosen as the destination for the first manned expedition beyond our solar system. Propelled on their generation-long, sub-light speed voyage by laser-powered lightsails, a select crew of sixteen top pilots, astrophysicists, and other specialists aboard the interstellar ship Prometheus acquaint themselves with such shipboard marvels as the computerized "imps" and the "Christmas Bush" while readying the surface excursion module known as Magic Dragonfly for its descent into the frontiers of Roche and Eau, the environmentally disparate, atmospherically linked components of the world from which they can never return. When the Dragonfly accidentally crash-lands during its investigative pursuit of an anomaly in Eau's ammonia- laden seas, the crew aboard Prometheus plan a rescue mission while deciphering the data coming in through "Jill, the Dragonfly's onboard computer, at breakneck speed. For the "anomaly," one of many, is not only intelligent but as inquisitive as the humans set adrift upon Eau's frozen seas. While across the gulf of space, all humanity awaits word of the Dragonfly's fate, human and flouwen confront each other to span the gulf of fear and solitude, and each greets the emissaries of an alien race.
A strategic history of the United States by the bestselling author of biographies of Roosevelt and NixonIn this magisterial new history of the United States, spanning from the New World through the outcome of the 2012 presidential election, acclaimed writer and historian Conrad Black examines the rise of the world's supreme power, its recent decline, and its ultimate strengths and future, and the contributions of leading figures, including Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, Abraham Lincoln, U.S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, Harry S Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Richard M. Nixon, and Ronald Reagan.From the Hardcover edition.
Like an eagle, American colonists ascended from the gulley of British dependence to the position of sovereign world power in a period of merely two centuries. Seizing territory in Canada and representation in Britain; expelling the French, and even their British forefathers, American leaders George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson paved their nation's way to independence. With the first buds of public relation techniques-of communication, dramatization, and propaganda-America flourished into a vision of freedom, of enterprise, and of unalienable human rights.In Flight of the Eagle, Conrad Black provides a perspective on American history that is unprecedented. Through his analysis of the strategic development of the United States from 1754-1992, Black describes nine "phases" of the strategic rise of the nation, in which it progressed through grave challenges, civil and foreign wars, and secured a place for itself under the title of "Superpower." Black discredits prevailing notions that our unrivaled status is the product of good geography, demographics, and good luck. Instead, he reveals and analyzes the specific strategic decisions of great statesmen through the ages that transformed the world as we know it and established America's place in it.
Robyn Ballantyne's journey takes her to the Kalahari desert, searching for her long-lost father, and bringing the word of God to the savage tribes along the way. Or so she thought.
In this second book of the smiler series, 16-year-old Smiler, in trouble and on the run, seeks refuge for himself and a wounded goose with a Laird on a Scottish island. The man takes in the pair, and the boy repays the kindness when he finds the Laird's long lost family treasure.
When Andy Hawkes's parents are tragically killed by a hit-and-run driver, Andy is sent to live with his mysterious grandfather. Andy has only met Grandfather Hawkes once, at his parents' funeral. The old man seemed frail and sickly, and a little bit weird. But Andy soon finds out his grandfather isn't what he seems--he's an inventor, for one thing. Andy also discovers that his parents' deaths may not have been an accident. When Grandfather Hawkes's life is threatened, Andy decides he's not going to lose another person he loves. So Andy puts to use one of his grandfather's inventions and becomes...The Hawk!
Twenty years ago, Ayatollah Khomeini called for the assassination of Salman Rushdie--and writers around the world instinctively rallied to Rushdie's defense. Today, according to writer Paul Berman, "Rushdie has metastasized into an entire social class"--an ever-growing group of sharp-tongued critics of Islamist extremism, especially critics from Muslim backgrounds, who survive only because of pseudonyms and police protection. And yet, instead of being applauded, the Rushdies of today (people like Ayan Hirsi Ali and Ibn Warraq) often find themselves dismissed as "strident" or as no better than fundamentalist themselves, and contrasted unfavorably with representatives of the Islamist movement who falsely claim to be "moderates."How did this happen? In THE FLIGHT OF THE INTELLECTUALS, Berman--"one of America's leading public intellectuals" (Foreign Affairs)--conducts a searing examination into the intellectual atmosphere of the moment and shows how some of the West's best thinkers and journalists have fumbled badly in their efforts to grapple with Islamist ideas and violence. Berman's investigation of the history and nature of the Islamist movement includes some surprising revelations. In examining Hassan al-Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, he shows the rise of an immense and often violent worldview, elements of which survives today in the brigades of al-Qaeda and Hamas. Berman also unearths the shocking story of al-Banna's associate, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, who collaborated personally with Adolf Hitler to incite Arab support of the Nazis' North African campaign. Echoes of the Grand Mufti's Nazified Islam can be heard among the followers of al-Banna even today.In a gripping and stylish narrative Berman also shows the legacy of these political traditions, most importantly by focusing on a single philosopher, who happens to be Hassan al-Banna's grandson, Oxford professor Tariq Ramadan--a figure widely celebrated in the West as a "moderate" despite his troubling ties to the Islamist movement. Looking closely into what Ramadan has actually written and said, Berman contrasts the reality of Ramadan with his image in the press.In doing so, THE FLIGHT OF THE INTELLECTUALS sheds light on a number of modern issues--on the massively reinvigorated anti-Semitism of our own time, on a newly fashionable turn against women's rights, and on the difficulties we have in discussing terrorism--and presents a stunning commentary about the modern media's peculiar inability to detect and analyze some of the most dangerous ideas in contemporary society.
After too many senseless missions, too many pointless deaths, Jake "Cool Hand" Grafton is a man ready to explode. Now, with a renegade bombardier named Tiger, Jake's flying his A-6 Intruder jet deep into North Vietnam, on one last hell-bent strike for honor--and victory.
A portent of annihilation awakens the powerful sorcerer Pug in the dead of night--a dread vision warning of a vast and terrible army descending upon the exposed heart of Midkemia. Even the formidable might of the Tsurani Empire will not beat back the alien invaders. And in far Stardock town, two boys--untrained, unready, and barely come of age--will be called upon by the mysterious Conclave of Shadows to confront a sinister plot that implicates even the highest-ranking nobles in the land. For a nightmare of treason, intrigue, and murder is brewing among an ancient Brotherhood of Death--a clan of merciless assassins whose name is spoken only in fearful whispers . . .
Asteria Locke's Fight has just begun... Asteria Locke has never left her father's farm on the remote planet of Theron. But in one terrible moment, a surprise attack by space raiders destroys everything she's ever known. Orphaned and alone, Asteria vows to avenge her father's death by joining the Royal Spacefleet Academy. . . even if she has to lie to get in. Branded an outcast at the Academy from the start, Asteria must work twice as hard as the other students to prove herself. But in time, she suspects that the Aristocrats who torment her have more sinister motives than shaming a commoner. They'll stop at nothing to hide a secret from her father's past-a secret that could shift the balance of power throughout the entire universe.
[from the back cover] Alex O'Connell returns to Egypt to resume his training with Ardeth Bay. Will Alex ever be a true Medjai? Only if he can pass the test of the Phoenix! Includes fun facts about ancient Egypt! RL 5.0, AGES 9-12 The entire Mummy Chronicles series is in the Bookshare collection. Don't miss the exciting first three books: book 1, Revenge of the Scorpion King; book 2, Heart of the Pharaoh; and book 3, The Curse of the Nile.
Tom and Jamie can't believe their luck when they find a secret entrance to a prehistoric world filled with dinosaurs! They vow to go back and have a new adventure every day.
when a floatplane called "The Raven" crashes somewhere in the San Juan Islands, it's up to Abigail Stanton to help Mary's beau, Sgt. Henry Cobb, find the two people on board before it's too late. Using her knowledge of the flight paths of birds, Abby leads Henry to the crash site. However, the pilot and passenger have disappeared! Where could two injured people go on foot? Abby must use all her skills to track down the survivors and discover the secrets of their hidden past. Meanwhile, will Mary's romance with Henry end before it even has a chance to begin?
Children have believed the legend forever: On one evening each year a jolly old elf and eight reindeer fly all night long to deliver gifts around the world. The fact is, solid evidence abounds. Robert Sullivan, a senior editor at Life magazine, diligently gathered documentation from scientists, historians, zoologists, and Arctic explorers to prove that Santa is not just a myth. First, the reindeer: Do they really fly? "We used to think it was just extended leaping," says Tony Vecchio, director of the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island. "But recent evidence has confirmed that it is true flight." And Santa Claus? "He's just as real as the gifts he brings," reports Will Steger, the famed Arctic explorer. The gorgeous illustrations, convincing photos, and charming text make this book a special holiday gift.
Return to the world of the Renshai with a new generation of warriors. Twelve years after her last Renshai novel, Mickey Zucker returns to her beloved fantasy universe. Banished from the kingdom of Bearn, the Renshai are shunned by Westerners and hunted by Northmen-and three young Renshai brothers must find their own destinies in a world with no safe havens. And without the Renshai warriors, Bearn may soon fall to the army approaching its shores...
A saga of love and lust, personal tensions and rivalries, antagonisms and hatreds, The Flight of the Romanovs describes the last century of the Russian imperial dynasty-a century that saw the greatest social and political upheavals in all of recorded history. Drawing upon a wealth of untapped resources from Russian, British, and American archives, including unpublished diaries of many of the principal characters and never-before-published photographs, Perry and Pleshakov render an indelible portrait of a family and their time, from the youth of Alexander III in the 1860s to the death, one hundred years later, of his daughter Olga Alexandrovna, the last Grand Duchess. Set against the backdrop of this most cataclysmic century, The Flight of the Romanovs is a must-read for anyone interested in this fascinating dynasty, Russian history, and the history of European royalty.
The take-charge kids from John Fardell's The 7 Professors of the Far North face a summer packed with danger, excitement and suspense--flying airplanes, scuba diving, cracking codes and even taking a spin in the world's first antigravity backpack as they plunge into this fast-paced, high- flying adventure. Ben, Zara, Sam and Marcia begin their summer vacation by helping Professor Ampersand build the Silver Turtle, a high-tech airplane. This is thrilling enough, but things take an even wilder turn when a strange woman steals the airplane with the kids inside. She's trying to evade members of Noctarma, an international criminal organization that thinks the airplane is carrying a secret antigravity device that could be the key to world domination. They've got the wrong Silver Turtle, but they've also captured Professor Ampersand--and the kids will have to pull out all the stops to find the real Silver Turtle device before Noctarma does.
"I could list the wonders of this new world for a while, but I'd rather let you discover them for yourself when you read the book. You should read this book! I loved The Flight of the Silvers. I found it very difficult to put it aside to deal with my own life...It really is an amazing book." -SF Crow's Nest Without warning, the world comes to an end for Hannah and Amanda Given. The sky looms frigid white. The electricity falters. Airplanes everywhere crash to the ground. But the Givens are saved by mysterious strangers, three fearsome and beautiful beings who force a plain silver bracelet onto each sister's wrist. Within moments, the sky comes down in a crushing sheet of light and everything around them is gone. Shielded from the devastation by their silver adornments, the Givens suddenly find themselves elsewhere, a strange new Earth where restaurants move through the air like flying saucers and the fabric of time is manipulated by common household appliances. Soon Hannah and Amanda are joined by four other survivors from their world--a mordant cartoonist, a shy teenage girl, a brilliant young Australian, and a troubled ex-prodigy. Hunted by enemies they never knew they had and afflicted with temporal abilities they never wanted, the sisters and their companions begin a cross-country journey to find the one man who can save them--before time runs out. "The Flight of the Silvers is a fabulous piece of speculative fiction. Its opening chapter is completely captivating, introducing Amanda and Hannah in a way that is unforgettable... This is an intricately plotted novel and it is also a beautifully written one. Enjoyable wordplay - including the creation of new words and the clever use of phrases - make The Flight of the Silvers as intellectually engaging as it is fun.... It's a substantial book but a hugely enjoyable one and it is extremely difficult to put down." -For Winter Nights blog
A historical novel based on the life of Mary Rowlandson "An authentic drama of Indian captivity...A compelling, emotionally gripping tale."--Eliot Pattison, author of the Mystery of Colonial America series She suspects that she has changed too much to ever fit easily into English society again. The wilderness has now become her home. She can interpret the cries of birds. She has seen vistas that have stolen away her breath. She has learned to live in a new, free way.... Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1676. Even before Mary Rowlandson was captured by Indians on a winter day of violence and terror, she sometimes found herself in conflict with her rigid Puritan community. Now, her home destroyed, her children lost to her, she has been sold into the service of a powerful woman tribal leader, made a pawn in the ongoing bloody struggle between English settlers and native people. Battling cold, hunger, and exhaustion, Mary witnesses harrowing brutality but also unexpected kindness. To her confused surprise, she is drawn to her captors' open and straightforward way of life, a feeling further complicated by her attraction to a generous, protective English-speaking native known as James Printer. All her life, Mary has been taught to fear God, submit to her husband, and abhor Indians. Now, having lived on the other side of the forest, she begins to question the edicts that have guided her, torn between the life she knew and the wisdom the natives have shown her. Based on the compelling true narrative of Mary Rowlandson, Flight of the Sparrow is an evocative tale that transports the reader to a little-known time in early America and explores the real meanings of freedom, faith, and acceptance. READERS GUIDE INCLUDED
This third adventure based on the WB's hit TV series is by two noted authors who have written screenplays for the show, and follows a young, legendary Clark Kent, Lana Lang, and Lex Luthor, complete with all the thrills and strange happenings that fans of "Smallville" expect.
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