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Fool's Errand

By Robin Hobb
  • Book ID : 0553897047
  • Publisher : Spectra
  • Pages : 672
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reads : 659
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“Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb’s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.”—George R. R. Martin For fifteen years FitzChivalry Farseer has lived in self-imposed exile, assumed to be dead by almost all who once cared about him. But now, into his isolated life, visitors begin to arrive: Fitz’s mentor from his assassin days; a hedge-witch who foresees the return of a long-lost love; and the Fool, the former White Prophet, who beckons Fitz to fulfill his destiny. Then comes the summons he cannot ignore. Prince Dutiful, the young heir to the Farseer throne, has vanished. Fitz, possessed of magical skills both royal and profane, is the only one who can retrieve him in time for his betrothal ceremony, thus sparing the Six Duchies profound political embarrassment . . . or worse. But even Fitz does not suspect the web of treachery that awaits him—or how his loyalties will be tested to the breaking point. Praise for Robin Hobb and Fool’s Errand “[Robin] Hobb has created a world brimming with detail and complexity [and] once again proves herself a full master of the epic fantasy.”—Tulsa World “Splendid . . . Despite some truly wrenching twists, there is a welcome sense of new beginnings.”—Locus

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1351223372
  • Pages : 1320
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 653
  • File Pdf: americans-on-fiction-1776-1900.pdf

Book Summary:

A collection of prefaces, reviews and articles by Americans on American and European fiction. Charted in these three volumes, which span 1776 to 1900, is the movement from anxious defences of the novel as a necessary vehicle of truth and morality to fully-fledged theoretical exfoliations.

Memory and Myth

By David B. Sachsman,S. Kittrell Rushing,Roy Morris
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Purdue University Press
  • Isbn : 9781557534392
  • Pages : 307
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 789
  • File Pdf: memory-and-myth.pdf

Book Summary:

"Ain't nobody clean" : Glory! and the politics of black agency / W. Scott Poole -- Alex Haley's Roots : the fiction of fact / William E. Huntzicker -- A voice of the south : the transformation of Shelby Foote / David W. Bulla.

The Queen's Lady

By Shannon Drake
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Isbn : 1460308328
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 679
  • File Pdf: the-queen-s-lady.pdf

Book Summary:

16th Century. She desired him above all others... Would he now be her executioner? Lady Gwenyth Macleod has staked her fortune and her reputation to help Mary, Queen of Scots take her rightful place on the throne. But her struggle to guide the reckless, defiant queen has put her at perilous odds with Rowan Graham, a laird dangerously accomplished in both passion and affairs of state. And the more Gwenyth challenges his intentions, the less he can resist the desire igniting between them. Now, with her country in turmoil and treachery shadowing her every step, will Gwenyth's last daring gamble lead her to the ultimate betrayal--or a destiny greater than she could ever imagine?

The English dialect dictionary

By J. Wright
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Isbn : 5878652943
  • Pages : 142
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 198
  • File Pdf: the-english-dialect-dictionary.pdf

Book Summary:

Volume 1 A - C

Kinderglass

By Tom McElrath
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Booktango
  • Isbn : 1468933965
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 601
  • File Pdf: kinderglass.pdf

Book Summary:

What is a high-tech medical clinic named after dead billionaire John Kinderglass doing tucked away inside a national forest in the Virginia Mountains? Why Is the US Government protecting it? And what was Doug Hanlan's estranged brother, a drifter and self-described New Age shaman, doing there just before he died? What secret had he discovered that a powerful organization doesn't want the public to know about? Ex-journalist and recovering alcoholic Doug quickly learns that searching for the truth can be bad for your health as he follows a twisted trail of lies and deception, leading him ever deeper into a dangerous world where his worst nightmare becomes a terrifying reality. On the run for his life, Doug stubbornly refuses to back off his promise to expose the sickening truth about Kinderglass. After all, the worse they can do is kill him. How wrong he is. Kinderglass Death is only the beginning...

Sunscorched

By Jen Crane
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Carpe Noctem Publishing, LLC
  • Isbn : 0996575677
  • Pages : 337
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 416
  • File Pdf: sunscorched.pdf

Book Summary:

Death in daylight. Danger at dark. A scalding new twist on post-apoc fiction. Winner of the Rosemary Award for excellence in young adult fiction, Sunscorched is a tale of survival and self-discovery at breakneck speed. Fans of The Maze Runner and Marie Lu’s Legend, who crave strong female characters, dangerous heroes, and dark secrets, will love the Sunscorched world. Earth, once lush and green, is gnarled and twisted after a series of solar blasts. Nori Chisholm can't remember a time she didn't run from the sun, which was bad enough, but news of an impending sunscorch delivers her death sentence. Desperate to survive the scorch, she's forced to shelter underground and discovers a secret subterranean world where life is hard, and so are the people. Sam Cooper has no reason to believe luck is on his side. Fate has so far been a bipolar vagrant, bestowing favors and curses with equal generosity. But when Nori, fresh-faced and feisty, lands at his feet, he begins to reconsider. Whether Cooper is friend or foe, Nori doesn’t know. But speeding by motorcycle through the underground world, she makes a shocking discovery that shatters everything she thought she knew. Can she use that knowledge to save what’s left of the world?

Bernie or Bust

By @BernieOrBust,Patrick Walker
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
  • Isbn : 1480948853
  • Pages : 316
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 193
  • File Pdf: bernie-or-bust.pdf

Book Summary:

Bernie or Bust By: @BernieOrBust with Patrick Walker Author @BernieOrBust and Patrick Walker started the Bernie or Bust movement of 2016. This book is an effort to tell the story of how they accomplished this feat and to correct the record of distortion created by the media about the movement. The authors include a manifesto for their movement going forward. They want readers to understand the need for revolution in the U.S. and to join the #leverage movement. Bernie or Bust: Pioneers of Electoral Revolt provides a unique look at the initiation and operation of a grassroots political campaign that gives a remarkably nuts and bolts picture which will be of interest to other activists, to voters and to all those who want to better comprehend the provocative dynamics of the recent election.

Russia-China Relations

By Sarah Kirchberger,Svenja Sinjen,Nils Wörmer
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Isbn : 3030970124
  • Pages : 315
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 997
  • File Pdf: russia-china-relations.pdf

Book Summary:

This open access book examines Russia-China relations across a variety of civilian and military areas of cooperation. Leading experts in the field present empirical case studies covering a wide range of strategic cooperation areas between Russia and China, such as technological, military, economic and political cooperation. The contributing authors shed new light on Chinese and Russian strategic goals, external push and pull factors, and mutual perception shifts, and discuss the options for Western countries to influence this development. This book analyses the evolution of the relationship since the watershed moment of the Crimean crisis in 2014, and whether or not a full-blown military alliance, as hinted in late 2020 by President Putin, is indeed a realistic scenario for which NATO will have to prepare. It will appeal to students and scholars of international relations, political decision-makers, as well as anyone interested in Eurasian politics and the potential military-strategic impact of a Russian-Chinese alliance for NATO.

The Emperor’s New Road

By Jonathan E. Hillman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Isbn : 0300256078
  • Pages : 296
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 770
  • File Pdf: the-emperor-s-new-road.pdf

Book Summary:

A prominent authority on China’s Belt and Road Initiative reveals the global risks lurking within Beijing’s project of the century China’s Belt and Road Initiative is the world’s most ambitious and misunderstood geoeconomic vision. To carry out President Xi Jinping’s flagship foreign-policy effort, China promises to spend over one trillion dollars for new ports, railways, fiber-optic cables, power plants, and other connections. The plan touches more than one hundred and thirty countries and has expanded into the Arctic, cyberspace, and even outer space. Beijing says that it is promoting global development, but Washington warns that it is charting a path to global dominance. Taking readers on a journey to China’s projects in Asia, Europe, and Africa, Jonathan E. Hillman reveals how this grand vision is unfolding. As China pushes beyond its borders and deep into dangerous territory, it is repeating the mistakes of the great powers that came before it, Hillman argues. If China succeeds, it will remake the world and place itself at the center of everything. But Xi may be overreaching: all roads do not yet lead to Beijing.

Systems Biology

By A.K. Konopka
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Isbn : 1420015125
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 754
  • File Pdf: systems-biology.pdf

Book Summary:

With extraordinary clarity,the Systems Biology: Principles, Methods, and Concepts focuses on the technical practical aspects of modeling complex or organic general systems. It also provides in-depth coverage of modeling biochemical, thermodynamic, engineering, and ecological systems. Among other methods and concepts based in logic, computer science, and dynamical systems, it explores pragmatic techniques of General Systems Theory. This text presents biology as an autonomous science from the perspective of fundamental modeling techniques. A complete resource for anyone interested in biology as an exact science, it includes a comprehensive survey, review, and critique of concepts and methods in Systems Biology.