Author: Amanda Bouchet

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349412634

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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'A heart-pounding and joyous romantic adventure that swept me away.' Nalini Singh, New York Times bestselling author Who is Catalia Fisa? With the help of pivotal figures from her past, Cat begins to understand the root of her exceptional magic, her fated union with Griffin Sinta, and Griffin's role in shaping her destiny. Only Cat holds the key to unlocking her own power, and that means finally accepting herself, her past, and her future in order to protect her loved ones, confront her murderous mother, and taking a final, terrifying step - reuniting all three realms and taking her place as the Queen of Thalyria. What doesn't kill her will only make her stronger . . . we hope. 'Absolutely fabulous. I didn't want to put [Breath of Fire] down. Amanda Bouchet is now on my auto-buy list! I highly recommend her books to my readers and to anyone looking for a great blend of fantasy and romance.' C.L. Wilson, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Winter King 'This book is utterly breathtaking!' Darynda Jones, New York Times bestselling author of the Charley Davidson series 'A Promise of Fire made me laugh out loud more than once.' Thea Harrison, New York Times bestselling author of the Elder Races series
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Author: Amanda Bouchet

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349412553

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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In a land where magic is might, Catalia Fisa is the mightiest of them all . . . Catalia Fisa, Lost Princess, has been running from destiny her whole life. Yet deep down, she has always believed that the prophecy shadowing her every step is inescapable: her unimaginable power will bring unfathomable disaster. But now her newfound loved ones are caught between the shadow of Cat's tortured past and the threat of her world-shattering future. Although it may be that this, even with all her power, is still the one battle she cannot win, Cat's determined not to go down without a fight. As the realms descend into all-out war, Cat knows she must embrace the power at her command. With Griffin by her side and Gods willing, perhaps she can emerge victorious in this fiery forging of a new Kingdom. 'Breath of Fire is a heart-pounding and joyous romantic adventure that swept me away. Amanda Bouchet's talent is striking.' Nalini Singh, New York Times bestselling author 'Absolutely fabulous. I didn't want to put [Breath of Fire] down. Amanda Bouchet is now on my auto-buy list! I highly recommend her books to my readers and to anyone looking for a great blend of fantasy and romance.' C.L. Wilson, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Winter King 'This book is utterly breathtaking!' Darynda Jones, New York Times bestselling author of the Charley Davidson series 'A Promise of Fire made me laugh out loud more than once.' Thea Harrison, New York Times bestselling author of the Elder Races series A USA Today Bestseller
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Author: Amanda Bouchet

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1492626023

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 1641

A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016! An NPR Best Book of 2016! "I can say, without a doubt, that A Promise of Fire is going on my keeper shelf...I cannot remember the last time I wanted to both savor and devour a book." — Smart Bitches, Trashy Books KINGDOMS WILL RISE AND FALL FOR HER... BUT NOT IF SHE CAN HELP IT Catalia "Cat" Fisa lives disguised as a soothsayer in a traveling circus. She is perfectly content avoiding the danger and destiny the Gods-and her homicidal mother-have saddled her with. That is, until Griffin, an ambitious warlord from the magic-deprived south, fixes her with his steely gaze and upsets her illusion of safety forever. Griffin knows Cat is the Kingmaker, the woman who divines the truth through lies. He wants her as a powerful weapon for his newly conquered realm-until he realizes he wants her for much more than her magic. Cat fights him at every turn, but Griffin's fairness, loyalty, and smoldering advances make him increasingly hard to resist and leave her wondering if life really does have to be short, and lived alone. The Kingmaker Chronicles: A Promise of Fire (Book 1) Breath of Fire (Book 2, coming January 2017) Heart on Fire (Book 3, coming Fall 2017) Praise for The Kingmaker Chronicles "Breath of Fire is a heart-pounding and joyous romantic adventure that swept me away. Amanda Bouchet's talent is striking."—NALINI SINGH, New York Times bestselling author on Breath of Fire More Praise for A Promise of Fire: "I cannot remember the last time I wanted to both savor and devour a book." —Smart Bitches, Trashy Books "An exquisite high-fantasy romance with masterful worldbuilding." —Kirkus STARRED Review "Fantasy romance at its finest! You will fall in love with these delicious characters." —Darynda Jones, New York Times bestselling author of the Charley Davidson series "Bouchet skillfully melds the genres while crafting a sexy, emotional romance."—Sarah MacLean, The Washington Post "A Promise of Fire made me laugh out loud more than once."—Thea Harrison, New York Times bestselling author of the Elder Races series
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Author: Gemma Perfect

Publisher: FeedARead.com

ISBN: 9781786976406

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 286

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Everleigh is the Kingmaker and she has one week to live. She will be sacrificed on her seventeenth birthday and her magical blood will decide which one of her brothers becomes the new King of the Realm. Her blood will kill one and crown one. Resigned to her fate, and counting down the days until her death, the wise woman of the castle tells Everleigh that according to a prophecy, not only will she live, but she will rule as the first ever Queen of the Realm. Overjoyed at the chance to live, and thrilled when previously untapped magical powers come to light, Everleigh is ready to be a great Queen, but not everyone in the Realm feels the same way and more than one will stop at nothing to get the crown.
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Author: Amanda Bouchet

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349420866

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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'Utterly breathtaking' Darynda Jones, New York Times bestselling author A convict and an enchanting rogue hold the fate of the universe in their hands . . . Wanted criminal Tess Bailey and her band of merry thieves are desperate and on the run. The most powerful ruler in the universe wants them dead, and while he hunts them, the stolen ship they escaped on is running out of steam. Their one offer of help comes from Shade Ganavan, a tall, dark and arrogant stranger with ambiguous motivations. At her side is gentle, blind Shiori, Fiona, an ex-rebel fighter with a rage so strong it could bring generals to their knees, and determined Jax and Miko, steering their ship through the depths of space. Together, their friendship gives them strength, but will their bond be strong enough to defeat an enemy whose ruthlessness is legendary? As their luck runs out, Tess will have to choose an ending to her story - and whether to fight against or yield to a temptation so strong, it threatens to cleave the land of stars in two. 'Absolutely fabulous. Amanda Bouchet is on my auto-buy list' C.L. Wilson, bestselling author of The Winter King
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Author: Amanda Lindhout,Sara Corbett

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451651724

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 2197

BREAKING NEWS: Amanda Lindhout’s lead kidnapper, Ali Omar Ader, has been caught. Amanda Lindhout wrote about her fifteen month abduction in Somalia in A House in the Sky. It is the New York Times bestselling memoir of a woman whose curiosity led her to the world’s most remote places and then into captivity: “Exquisitely told…A young woman’s harrowing coming-of-age story and an extraordinary narrative of forgiveness and spiritual triumph” (The New York Times Book Review). As a child, Amanda Lindhout escaped a violent household by paging through issues of National Geographic and imagining herself visiting its exotic locales. At the age of nineteen, working as a cocktail waitress, she began saving her tips so she could travel the globe. Aspiring to understand the world and live a significant life, she backpacked through Latin America, Laos, Bangladesh, and India, and emboldened by each adventure, went on to Sudan, Syria, and Pakistan. In war-ridden Afghanistan and Iraq she carved out a fledgling career as a television reporter. And then, in August 2008, she traveled to Somalia—“the most dangerous place on earth.” On her fourth day, she was abducted by a group of masked men along a dusty road. Held hostage for 460 days, Amanda survives on memory—every lush detail of the world she experienced in her life before captivity—and on strategy, fortitude, and hope. When she is most desperate, she visits a house in the sky, high above the woman kept in chains, in the dark. Vivid and suspenseful, as artfully written as the finest novel, A House in the Sky is “a searingly unsentimental account. Ultimately it is compassion—for her naïve younger self, for her kidnappers—that becomes the key to Lindhout’s survival” (O, The Oprah Magazine).
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Author: C. L. Wilson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062023705

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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“The best book I’ve read in years.” —Christine Feehan The incomparable C.L. Wilson brings her phenomenal Tairen Soul novels to Avon Books! Lord of the Fading Lands is the first book in the epic romantic adventure that combines sweeping fantasy with breathtaking paranormal romance. USA Today and New York Times bestseller C. L. Wilson dazzles with a magnificent, heart-soaring tale of passion and great destiny—of the tormented Fey King Rain, the woodcutter’s daughter Ellysetta, who would be queen, and their eternal quest for true love in the mystical Fading Lands.
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Author: C. L. Wilson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062096664

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 1743

An epic new fantasy romance from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author C. L. Wilson After three long years of war, starkly handsome Wynter Atrialan will have his vengeance on Summerlea's king by taking one of the man's beautiful, beloved daughters as his bride. But though peace is finally at hand, Wynter's battle with the Ice Heart, the dread power he embraced to avenge his brother's death, rages on. Khamsin Coruscate, Princess of Summerlea and summoner of Storms, has spent her life exiled to the shadows of her father's palace. Reviled by her father, marriage to Wintercraig's icy king was supposed to be a terrible punishment, but instead offers Kham her first taste of freedom—and her first taste of overwhelming passion. As fierce, indomitable Wynter weathers even Khamsin's wildest storms, surprising her with a tenderness she never expected, Kham wants more than Wynter's passion—she yearns for his love. But the power of the Ice Heart is growing, dangerous forces are gathering, and a devastating betrayal puts Khamsin and Wynter to the ultimate test.
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A Book of Feelings

Author: Jo Witek

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9781419713101

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 3660

A young girl explores what different emotions feel like, such as happiness which makes her want to twirl, or sadness which feels as heavy as an elephant.
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Author: Karen Miller

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 0730401103

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 7211

A truly epic fantasy of power and politics, treason and betrayal, and the rise and fall of Empires ... When a scrawny unwanted girl child is sold into slavery, a chain of events is set in motion that will have a profound impact on all the civilized world. Hekat is taken in chains to Mijak's largest city, home of the warlord Raklion. She is sold into his service and learns all she can about power - its wielding and its uses - as she fetches and carries and cleans and serves. She grows into a beautiful woman and through ambition and manipulation, Hekat becomes a powerful woman eventually taking over the rulership of Mijak ... and then she sets about making it the greatest Empire ever known.
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A Novel

Author: Heather O'Neill

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735213755

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2017 BY THE BOSTON GLOBE AND THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE "So filled with vivid descriptions and complex characters that the reader's experience is virtually cinematic. . . Utterly compelling." – The Washington Post A spellbinding story about two gifted orphans – in love with each other since they can remember – whose childhood talents allow them to rewrite their future. The Lonely Hearts Hotel is a love story with the power of legend. An unparalleled tale of charismatic pianos, invisible dance partners, radicalized chorus girls, drug-addicted musicians, brooding clowns, and an underworld whose economy hinges on the price of a kiss. In a landscape like this, it takes great creative gifts to thwart one’s origins. It might also take true love. Two babies are abandoned in a Montreal orphanage in the winter of 1914. Before long, their talents emerge: Pierrot is a piano prodigy; Rose lights up even the dreariest room with her dancing and comedy. As they travel around the city performing clown routines, the children fall in love with each other and dream up a plan for the most extraordinary and seductive circus show the world has ever seen. Separated as teenagers, sent off to work as servants during the Great Depression, both descend into the city’s underworld, dabbling in sex, drugs and theft in order to survive. But when Rose and Pierrot finally reunite beneath the snowflakes – after years of searching and desperate poverty – the possibilities of their childhood dreams are renewed, and they’ll go to extreme lengths to make them come true. Soon, Rose, Pierrot and their troupe of clowns and chorus girls have hit New York, commanding the stage as well as the alleys, and neither the theater nor the underworld will ever look the same. With her musical language and extravagantly realized world, Heather O’Neill enchants us with a novel so magical there is no escaping its spell.
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The Complete Krynn Source Book

Author: Margaret Weis,Tracy Hickman

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

ISBN: 9780880384650

Category: Fiction

Page: 255

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Stories about strange adventures in the fictional land of Krynn are accompanied by discussions of the history, culture, music, and cookery of Krynn
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Notes for Living on Planet Earth

Author: Oliver Jeffers

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698408470

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 4164

#1 TIME Best Book of the Year for 2017! "Moments of human intimacy jostle with scenes that inspire cosmic awe, and the broad diversity of Jeffers's candy-colored humans...underscores the twin messages that 'You're never alone on Earth' and that we're all in this together."--Publisher's Weekly (starred review) Oliver Jeffers, arguably the most influential creator of picture books today, offers a rare personal look inside his own hopes and wishes for his child--and in doing so gifts children and parents everywhere with a gently sweet and humorous missive about our world and those who call it home. Insightfully sweet, with a gentle humor and poignancy, here is Oliver Jeffers' user's guide to life on Earth. He created it specially for his son, yet with a universality that embraces all children and their parents. Be it a complex view of our planet's terrain (bumpy, sharp, wet), a deep look at our place in space (it’s big), or a guide to all of humanity (don’t be fooled, we are all people), Oliver's signature wit and humor combine with a value system of kindness and tolerance to create a must-have book for parents. Praise for Here We Are: -"A sweet and tender distillation of what every Earthling needs to know and might well spend a lifetime striving to achieve. A must-purchase for new parent shelves"--School Library Journal
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Author: Jenna Lincoln

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781942886501

Category:

Page: 336

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Teen soldier Mara de la Luz is about to find out what makes her so special that some would kidnap and kill her-and others, willingly die for her. ENDLESS CARNAGE. ENDLESS QUESTIONS. Mara is a 17-year-old soldier who's spent years fighting a war that's lasted generations. Wide-eyed children, some just turned thirteen, rarely survive their first fights despite her best efforts to train and lead them. What she thinks she wants is to uncover the root causes of the war between the Protectors and the masked Gaishan, maybe find a way to end it. But what she really wants is a future-for herself and the others-beyond the battlefield. Then she's injured in combat, and when an enemy fighter not only heals her wounds but reveals his face, she sees the promise of all she desires. This cunning teen Gaishan has answers to her questions, but first she must commit treason and travel beyond the boundaries of her world. She must brave a place where everything rests on the point of a blade: her loyalties, her friends, her heart.
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A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves

Author: Kate T. Parker

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761189130

Category: Photography

Page: 256

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Girls being fearless. Girls being silly. Girls being wild, stubborn, and proud. Girls whose faces are smeared with dirt and lit up with joy. So simple and yet so powerful, Strong Is the New Pretty celebrates, through more than 175 memorable photographs, the strength and spirit of girls being 100% themselves. Real beauty isn’t about being a certain size, acting a certain way, wearing the right clothes, or having your hair done (or even brushed). Real beauty is about being your authentic self and owning it. Kate T. Parker is a professional photographer who finds the real beauty in girls, capturing it for all the world to see in candid and arresting images. A celebration, a catalog of spirit in words and smiles, an affirmation of the fact that it’s what’s inside you that counts, Strong Is the New Pretty conveys a powerful message for every girl, for every mother and father of a girl, for every coach and mentor and teacher, for everyone in the village that it takes to raise a strong and self-confident person.
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Author: Lauren D.M. Smith

Publisher: Carina Press

ISBN: 1460397436

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Grand Prize Winner of Harlequin's 2015 So You Think You Can Write contest Debut author Lauren D.M. Smith delivers an epic fantasy romance in this soaring tale of a kickass warrior and the emperor she's honor-bound to defend The bride candidates have been summoned. Their numbers are many, yet only one is an Amazzi warrior. Only one would give her life to protect him. Evony of Aureline, warrior of her people, has no intention of becoming a hideous old man's bride. Though her people have sworn their loyalty to the legendary emperor Galen, Evony knows little of courts and intrigue. It's simply not her world. Yet it's on the palace training grounds where Evony's archery skills gain her the respect of soldiers and legates alike. The emperor himself takes notice of the beautiful, ruthless warrior. In turn, the young, steely eyed Galen is nothing at all what Evony expected. This man could very well conquer her heart. But does he feel the same? As the rivalry among the remaining bride candidates intensifies and the plot for the throne unfolds, Evony must make a grave choice: fulfill her destiny and protect her people or follow her heart and pursue true love. Either way, the honor of the Amazzi people and the future of the empire now rests with Evony of Aureline. For she is the Emperor's Arrow. This book is approximately 85,000 words One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you're looking for with an HEA/HFN. It's a promise!
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Author: Toby Clements

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 009958588X

Category: Great Britain

Page: 480

View: 8517

'An enthralling adventure story, honest and powerful. The Wars of the Roses are imagined here with energy, with ferocity, with hunger to engage the reader.' Hilary Mantel 'An enthralling adventure story, honest and powerful. The Wars of the Roses are imagined here with energy, with ferocity, with hunger to engage the reader.' Hilary Mantel October, 1463 England is a divided nation. In the north, the Lancastrian king struggles to hold power, while in the south, the princes of the house of York prepare for war. Across this land, pursued by the Church and the Law, a young man, Thomas, and a young woman, Katherine, make their way, bearing proof of a secret both sides will kill to learn. Bent on revenge for a past outrage, Thomas and Katherine journey to the mighty castle of Bamburgh to join a weakening king as he marshals his army to take up arms in one of the most savage civil wars in history: the Wars of the Roses. 'Searingly good.' Sunday Times 'Immersive' The Times 'Evocative and direct' Independent
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Author: Karen Miller

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 0730400301

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 1372

International bestseller Karen Miller returns to the world of 'Kingmaker, Kingbreaker' in this brand-new trilogy. Will they risk all to find out the truth ... or turn away forever? Years ago, at the cost of many lives, Asher defeated the dark sorcerer, Morg, and brought peace to Lur ... But now, happily raising a family, Asher realises that peace and safety are an illusion. Something has woken in Lur's earth, creating weather that threatens to tear their world apart. Asher thinks he can save Lur by wielding the dangerous magic that he loathes ... and which may take his life. Rafel, Asher's son, is a mage of great power, but he has to break free of his father to truly discover his talents. All previous expeditions over the forbidden mountains have met with disaster and death, but Rafel is determined to try. As father and son struggle to understand each other, elsewhere a great evil is brewing ... Praise for Karen Miller: 'a sorceress whose spells become books' ticonderoga online 'a blockbuster story crafted with a strong sense of wonder' Nexus
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Author: William Nicholson

Publisher: Egmont UK

ISBN: 1780312113

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

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The second book in William Nicholson’s award-winning epic fantasy series, Wind on Fire. ‘Gloriously cinematic and completely enthralling’ – Independent Five years have passed. The city of Aramanth has become kinder – weaker. When ruthless soldiers of the Mastery strike, the city is burned, and the Manth people taken into slavery. Kestrel is left, separated from her brother Bowman, and vowing revenge . . . Fantasy books for children don’t get more spectacular than Slaves of the Mastery. Since first publication, William Nicholson’s Wind on Fire trilogy has been translated into over 25 languages and won prizes including the Blue Peter Book Award and Smarties Prize Gold Award. One of the greatest writers of our time, William Nicholson has not only sold millions of children’s books worldwide, he also written for the screen and the stage, including the Oscar-winning film Gladiator and the BAFTA-winning play Shadowlands.
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Author: C. L. Wilson

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062198114

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Winter King comes a breathtaking new tale of love and adventure set in the mystical land of Mystral He wasn’t supposed to choose her… Seafaring prince Dilys Merimydion has been invited to court the three magical princesses of Summerlea. To eradicate the pirates threatening Calberna and to secure the power of the Sea Throne, Dilys vows to return home with a fierce warrior-queen as his bride. But politics has nothing to do with unexpected temptation. She didn't dare wed him... A weathermage like her sisters, Gabriella Coruscate’s gentleness exemplifies the qualities of her season name, Summer. Yet her quiet poise conceals dangerous powers she cannot begin to wield. Better to live without excitement, she reasons, than risk her heart and lose control—until an irresistible Sealord jolts her awake with a thunderclap of raw desire. Until evil threatens everything they hold dear… When pirates kidnap Summer and her sisters, Dilys begins a desperate quest to save the woman he loves. Only by combining his command of the seas with the unleashed fury of Summer’s formidable gifts can they defeat their brutal enemies and claim the most priceless victory of all: true love.
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