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Welcome to Crosspointe, the hub of the Inland Sea, where gold runs like water, and the balance of politics shifts uneasily between the monarchy, the majicars, and the Merchants' Guild--a land where dangerous majick courses through the black waters. A member of the royal Rampling family, Lucy Trenton possesses a most unique talent: the ability to detect majick and those who wield it. She has kept her ability a secret all her life to avoid bringing scandal to her family, but lately Lucy has grown careless. When she recklessly uses her gift to locate a valuable and treacherous majickal cipher, she finds herself embroiled in a dangerous intrigue that threatens her life--and the life of every person in Crosspointe. To make her troubles worse, she's also kept her secret from a most persistent suitor, dashing and mysterious ship captain Marten Thorpe. And now she desperately needs his help....
Warren is murdered with his own scythe. The police have suspects, but no evidence to make an arrest. an anonymous tip sparks the interest of DCI Hannah Scarlett, head of the Cold Case Review.
The purpose of this volume is to provide historical and current information about the circadian clock, molecular properties of clock components and their roles in health and disease. The Circadian Clock aims to give an integrated view how the biochemistry and physiology of an organism is organized over the 24 hours of a day and how disturbance of clock function can lead to disease. Outline: - Historical overview - Transcriptional Regulation of circadian clocks - Non-Image Forming Photoreception - Interplay Between Circadian Clocks and Metabolism - Clocks, Cell Cycle and Cancer - Circadian Neural Networks - Circadian Neural Networks - Circadian Clocks and Sleep a) Clocks and Sleep in animals b) Homeostatic and Circadian Regulation of Human Sleep - Clocks, Brain Function and Dysfunction - Systems Biology and Modeling of Circadian Rhythms - Comparative Clocks.
Circadian rhythms, the biological oscillations based around our 24-hour clock, have a profound effect on human physiology and healthy cellular function. Circadian Rhythms: Health and Disease is a wide-ranging foundational text that provides students and researchers with valuable information on the molecular and genetic underpinnings of circadian rhythms and looks at the impacts of disruption in our biological clocks in health and disease. Circadian Rhythms opens with chapters that lay the fundamental groundwork on circadian rhythm biology. Section II looks at the impact of circadian rhythms on major organ systems. Section III then turns its focus to the central nervous system. The book then closes with a look at the role of biological rhythms in aging and neurodegeneration. Written in an accessible and informative style, Circadian Rhythms: Health and Disease,will be an invaluable resource and entry point into this fascinating interdisciplinary field that brings together aspects of neuroscience, cell and molecular biology, and physiology.
This is an in-depth examination of circadian biology, presented by leading researchers in the field. Methods for analysis of rhythmic readouts in select model organisms are included. This cutting-edge collection of protocols is adaptable for research at every level, and represents the huge strides that chronobiologists have made over the past two decades. Circadian biologists at all research levels will realize tremendous benefit from this extraordinary collection.
This refreshingly contemporary take on Tarot is equal parts gorgeous art piece and thought-provoking spiritual touchstone. All 78 classic Tarot cards are represented, beautifully depicted in ethereal watercolors by Michelle Blade and eloquently explained in text by Jen Altman. The Circadian Tarot invites readers to start each day by reading a section at random (a technique known in the use of traditional Tarot decks as the single draw method"); the card thus revealed offers guidance for navigating hopes.
He is not dead; but there are worse things than death... When his father goes missing on the mystical isle of Aea, Amphion knows something must be done. Convinced that the island's mistress-the vindictive and temperamental goddess Circé-will spare his father's life, Amphion sets off on a bold rescue mission. Accompanied only by his wise pet snake-dragon Simo, the young man insists he and his father will be able to outwit the enchantress. But only Circé of the Braided Hair knows what awaits them in her private island menagerie... "The book should be perused on a lazy summer day, preferably...on the shores of some sunny lake, or at least, if this is all that is available, in a hammock slung in some retired spot."-The Saturday Review, 1926 Eden Phillpotts was born in India in 1862, but hailed from the United Kingdom from his early childhood forward. Known as a prolific young adult and mystery novelist, he penned about 250 works in his lifetime, including The Farmer's Wife, a comic play which Alfred Hitchcock later directed as a silent film. Later in his career, he explored his modern philosophy in a wealth of fantasy and early science-fiction novels.
A corrupt Korean dictator is assassinated at the hands of the seductive Sonji, a deadly temptress trained to use the erotic arts to inflict sudden death. Like a pebble thrown into a pool, this act of violence sets off an ever-widening circle of worldwide intrigue, deception and murder... A circle that drives an intrepid US Deputy Attorney General and a glamorous triple agent to expose an unholy alliance between the master of the over-world and the godfather of the underworld-a union of global influence and corruption that would plunge us all toward doom. THE CIRCLE From the Glass Room two hundred feet below CIA headquarters, to the exotic Angel Cloud Houses of Korea, to the Mafia's hidden heroin factories of Sicily, THE CIRCLE is "a brilliant international thriller that rips the truth from behind today's headlines."-UPI "AN EXCITING, NONSTOP SWIRL OF INTRIGUE, BETRAYAL, VIOLENCE AND REFINED SENSUALITY. A STUNNINGLY COMPLEX PLOT... REALISTIC ENOUGH TO SEND SHIVERS DOWN THE READER'S SPINE." -PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
Now in a specially priced hardcover edition, here is the beloved guide that shows how the power of one simple wish can transform your entire life.
One night, when a strange red moon fills the sky, six school girls find themselves in an abandoned theme park, drawn there by a mysterious force. A student has just been found dead. Everyone suspects suicide. Everyone - except them. In that derelict fairground an ancient prophecy is revealed. They are The Chosen Ones, a group of witches, bound together by a power, one which could destroy them all. But they soon learn that despite their differences they need each other in order to master the forces that have been awakened within them. High school is now a matter of life and death. Because the killing has only just begun.
David Lloyd's verses are a genuine contribution to the literature of haiku. They capture an image, a moment in time, and engrave it in the memory for all time.
A novel of duty, betrayal, and adventure in the world's most dangerous seas (the Arctic), by the bestselling author of The Med and The Gulf.
In the mystical realm of the Seven Circles, all creatures live in harmony within their own sphere. The noble centaurs live in the forests. The goblins and trolls lurk underground. And in the tranquil center the most evolved beings of all-the elves and the druids- dwell in a peace that has lasted from time out of mind. That is about to change... Disaffected members of all the races are gathering into a seditious force that may portend the fall of the Seven Circles into chaos. Strangers to brutality and warfare, the druids need a champion who can teach them to defend themselves. To this aim, they recruit warriors from a warlike world where only the strong survive. A primitive world where life lasts only as long as you can fight for it. A world called Earth...
On a night after the apparent suicide of high school student Elias Malmgren, a blood-red moon fills the night sky. Minoo wakes up outside her house, still in her pajamas, and is drawn by an invisible force to an abandoned theme park on the outskirts of town. Soon five of her classmates--Vanessa, Linnéa, Anna-Karin, Rebecka, and Ida--arrive, compelled by the same force. A mystical being takes over Ida's body and tells them they are fated to fight an ancient evil that is hunting them. As the weeks pass, each girl discovers she has a unique magical ability. They begin exploring their powers. The six are wildly different and definitely not friends . . . but they are the Chosen Ones. In this gripping first installment of The Engelsfors Trilogy, a parallel world emerges in which teenage dreams, insanely annoying parents, bullying, revenge, and love collide with dangerous forces and ancient magic. An international sensation with rights sold in 26 countries, The Circle is razor-sharp and remarkable from start to finish. For more information visit: http://www.worldofengelsfors.com
A child puts together various simple shapes to build a rocket that will fly to the moon.
Thais has come to live in New Orleans with a twin sister she didn't know she had until their father died. Now, not only does she have a family she never knew she had, she is the victim of someone trying to kill her and her sister, and her family are witches.
Samantha Ryan#151;cop by choice, witch hunter by necessity#151;is about to confront the witch who has been secretly manipulating her life. But her search for the truth about her past may end in her death. #133; All her life, Samantha Ryan has been haunted by a circle of blood, which she has tried to keep at bay#151;ever since she escaped a vicious Salem coven of witches as a child. But now her carefully constructed life has given way to the darkness she might have embraced, had she not run away. Angry, focused, and more than willing to use her powers on anyone who gets in her way, Samantha travels to New Orleans to confront Lilith Black, the witch who has been mercilessly shaping events around her for months. But little does Samantha know that her own nightmarish past and Lilith's are inescapably intertwined#151;and that what Lilith wants most of all is for Samantha to suffer until her final breath. #133;
Cameryn Mahoney works as the assistant to her father, the county coroner of Silverton, Colorado. But if that?s not hard enough, her long-lost mother has made a surprise return to Cameryn?s life. When her mother picks up a mysterious young hitchhiker, Cameryn senses that the girl is running from something. But before she can find out more, the girl is found dead?with a gun in her hand. Is it suicide? Or something even more sinister? .
As the assistant to her father, the county coroner of Silverton, Colorado, Cameryn Mahoney gets to witness all aspects of death, including the autopsy room. Yet somehow that feels easy, compared to her personal life. Now that her long-lost mother has made a surprise return, Cameryn's more confused than ever. Things only get worse when she and her mother pick up a mysterious young hitchhiker. Cameryn senses that the girl is running away from something, but before she can find out more, the girl is found dead-- a gun in her hand. Is it suicide? Or something even more sinister? Mixing forensic details and ripped-from-the-headlines themes, Alane Ferguson makes her readers' hearts pound yet again with this edge-of-your-seat forensic mystery!
PASSION REBORN In one vicious night, Kirby Brown's world is torn apart. Her best friend is dead, killed by a madman who is now after Kirby, and she has no idea why. When the police prove incapable of protecting Kirby, she has no choice but to trust a mysterious stranger. And while she finds herself inexplicably drawn to him, she fears the strange abilities he wields. An investigator for the Damask Circle, Doyle Fitzgerald, has come to Melbourne, Australia, to hunt down a killer. What he doesn't expect to find is a cadre of witches capable of controlling the elements, a sorceress determined to take that power for herself, and a broken woman who is more than she seems. Doyle is certain that the reason behind the bloodshed lies in Kirby's past--a past she has no wish to remember. Because Doyle isn't the only one with magic in his soul: Kirby's special gifts have the strength to destroy the world.
A TEMPTING FATE Two children have been found dead, their souls torn from their bodies. Two more are missing, and Ethan Morgan's niece is one of them. A dedicated cop, Ethan has every intention not only of bringing her back alive but of catching the monster behind these kidnappings. And he will use anyone and everyone to achieve those aims--even a crazy woman who claims to be a witch. But time is ticking. The victims rarely stay alive for more than seven days. Four of those days have already passed. In ten years of working for the Damask Circle, shapeshifter Katherine Tanner has never come across anything that goes after kids the way this monster does. The last thing Kat needs is interference from a cop who has no idea what he's up against. But the greatest threat to Kat may come not from the forces of darkness, but from the man she is beginning to love. Because Ethan is a werewolf . . . and the full moon is rising.
Former car thief Ray Lilly is now the expendable grunt of a sorcerer responsible for destroying extradimensional predators summoned to our world by power-hungry magicians. Luckily, Ray has some magic of his own, and so far it's kept him alive. But when a friend from his former gang calls him back to his old stomping grounds in Los Angeles, Ray may have to face a threat even he can't handle. A mysterious spell is killing Ray's former associates, and they blame him. Worse yet, the spell was cast by Wally King, the sorcerer who first dragged Ray into the brutal world of the Twenty Palace Society. Now Ray will have to choose between the ties of the past and the responsibilities of the present, as he and the Society face not only Wally King but a bizarre new predator.From the Paperback edition.
While enjoying a fabulous party hosted by wealthy Joanna Tate, Nancy finds herself investigating a major jewel theft. Her chief problem is a rookie police detective who wants to nab the thief himself, but a rash of devilishly original murder attempts convince Nancy to solve the case quickly--or pay dearly later.
With his leather jacket, aviator sunglasses and restored WWII plane, pilot Ridge Collins has everyone in tiny Harland, North Carolina, talking. Especially single mother Marianne Weston's impressionable young kids-who think Ridge would make a fine father. But shy Marianne is afraid to open her heart to the handsome pilot with a harrowing past. For one, he's in town only temporarily. And Marianne is all about roots and Sunday dinners, while Ridge is into seeing what's around the bend. But two sweet kids are set on showing him there's no greater adventure than family.
Life was finally beginning to come together for Sarah Johnson. She had her own thriving therapy practice, and was starting to settle into marriage with a man she loved and respected. Things couldn't be better. Then she began treating Diana Smith. Something was wrong with Diana...something that went far beyond any case Sarah had ever known. Compassion became obsession as Sarah delved deeper into her patient's long- ago past and found herself drawn into Diana's chilling nightmare world. For in the dark, haunted recesses of Diana's tormented psyche a horrible secret lay buried. And now Sarah had to fight with every weapon she possessed to escape the deadly danger that was fast closing in, pushing her to the brink of sanity, ensnaring her in a terrifying ... Circle of Fear!