A Death Gate Novel
Author: Margaret Weis,Tracy Hickman
Chaos is everywhere as the Lord of the Nexus orders his servant Haplo and the human child known as Bane to further their master's work on Arianus, the realm of air. But their one time companion Alfred has been cast into the deadly Labyrinth. And somehow the assassin Hugh the Hand has been resurrected to complete his dark mission. More important, the evil force that Haplo and Alfred discovered on Arianus has escaped. As Haplo's doubts about his master grow deeper, he must decide whether to obey the Lord of the Nexus or betray the powerful Patryn...and endeavor to bring peace to the universe. From the Paperback edition.
Freedom and Chaos in Egypt and the Middle East
Author: David D. Kirkpatrick
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
A poignant, deeply human portrait of Egypt during the Arab Spring, told through the lives of individuals A FINANCIAL TIMES AND AN ECONOMIST BOOK OF THE YEAR 'This will be the must read on the destruction of Egypt's revolution and democratic moment' Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director of Human Rights Watch 'Sweeping, passionate ... An essential work of reportage for our time' Philip Gourevitch, author of We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families In 2011, Egyptians of all sects, ages and social classes shook off millennia of autocracy, then elected a Muslim Brother as president. New York Times correspondent David D. Kirkpatrick arrived in Egypt with his family less than six months before the uprising first broke out in 2011. As revolution and violence engulfed the country, he lived through Cairo's hopes and disappointments alongside the diverse population of his new city. Into the Hands of the Soldiers is a heartbreaking story with a simple message: the failings of decades of autocratic rule are the reason for the chaos we see across the Arab world. Understanding the story of what happened in those years can help readers make sense of everything taking place across the region today – from the terrorist attacks in North Sinai to the bedlam in Syria and Libya.
Book One: Shadow
Author: H. T. Martin
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Born into a village whose foundations were forged from strength and destruction, Shadow is trained in the art of chakra manipulation from an early age to become a ruthless warrior. As Shadow matures, he unlocks a devastating power that has been hidden in the blood of his lineage for the past fi ve-hundred years. A power that has not been seen since Shadow’s great-grandfather, Lord Th eron, unleashed it upon the world in a black storm of fury and annihilation, earning him the title of the most ruthless warlord in all of history. Th e leader of the Village of Chaos sends Shadow on a deadly mission to the Forbidden Lands to train and master his newly acquired abilities. An unfortunate death forces Shadow to end his training early and return home to mourn for the lost life. An enormous war between rival clans is on the brink of erupting when the leader of the Village of Chaos approaches Shadow and informs him of his true role. Shadow is to lead a massive army into battle just like his great-grandfather did fi ve-hundred years ago. With this daunting task placed before him Shadow must decide whether to heed his great-grandfathers warning and stay away from a life of power and bloodlust or to do what is best for his home and unleash his inner strength, his inner demon.
Ordnung und Struktur in einer chaotischen Welt - Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben!
Author: Jordan B. Peterson
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
Category: Social Science
Der Nr.1-Bestseller aus den USA: Wie man in einer von Chaos und Irrsinn regierten Welt bei Verstand bleibt! Wie können wir in der modernen Welt überleben? Jordan B. Peterson beantwortet diese Frage humorvoll, überraschend und informativ. Er erklärt, warum wir Kinder beim Skateboarden alleine lassen sollten, welches grausame Schicksal diejenigen ereilt, die alles allzu schnell kritisieren und warum wir Katzen, die wir auf der Straße antreffen, immer streicheln sollten. Doch was bitte erklärt uns das Nervensystem eines Hummers über unsere Erfolgschancen im Leben? Und warum beteten die alten Ägypter die Fähigkeit zu genauer Beobachtung als höchste Gottheit an? Dr. Peterson diskutiert Begriffe wie Disziplin, Freiheit, Abenteuer und Verantwortung und kondensiert Wahrheit und Weisheit der Welt in 12 praktischen Lebensregeln. »12 Rules For Life« erschüttert die Grundannahmen von moderner Wissenschaft, Glauben und menschlicher Natur. Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben garantiert!
Author: L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
"An intriguing fantasy in a fascinating world." —Robert Jordan, New York Times bestselling author of The Wheel of Time® series Lerris has settled into being a woodworker and building a life with Krystal. But this newfound peace is endangered when both Candar and Recluce come under the threat of invasion from the Empire of Hamor. Despite the imminent possibility of destruction, the lands of Candar will not unite and Recluce will not heed the peril. Lerris is faced with the challenge of becoming the greatest wizard of all time—or seeing his whole world destroyed. L.E. Modesitt, Jr.'s bestselling fantasy novels set in the magical world of Recluce are among the most popular in contemporary fantasy. Each novel tells an independent story that nevertheless reverberates though all the other books in the series, to deepen and enhance the reading experience. Rich in detail, the Recluce books are a feast of wondrous marvels. Saga of Recluce #1 The Magic of Recluce / #2 The Towers of Sunset / #3 The Magic Engineer / #4 The Order War / #5 The Death of Chaos / #6 Fall of Angels / #7 The Chaos Balance / #8 The White Order / #9 Colors of Chaos / #10 Magi’i of Cyador / #11 Scion of Cyador / #12 Wellspring of Chaos / #13 Ordermaster / #14 Natural Order Mage / #15 Mage-Guard of Hamor / #16 Arms-Commander / #17 Cyador’s Heirs / #18 Heritage of Cyador /#19 The Mongrel Mage (forthcoming) Story Collection: Recluce Tales Other Series by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. The Imager Portfolio The Corean Chronicles The Spellsong Cycle The Ghost Books The Ecolitan Matter At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: Songo Steven Eregoba
When Master escapes from his hideous fortress, all hell breaks loose. The world realized that machines and artillery cannot save it. Luke is assigned to find a solution – a solution that lies not in any other, but in something worth living and dying for.
Author: Dexter C. Herron
Publisher: Author House
The Knights of the gods, revered and dutiful mortals imbued with awesome power and authority to protect and defend, discover a terrifying murder that leaves a young girl orphaned and traumatized. The deranged killer is one of their own, but his horrible motive springs from their own, sin riddled pasts and is only a harbinger of an iniquitous beguiler’s apocalyptic vengeance to throw open the gates of hell to destroy both heaven and earth! Knight of Chaos is rich with intrigue, action, and suspense with chunks of humor tossed in that will transport the reader beyond the Re-awakening of time to the land of Mortalroam, a wondrous, visually stunning, enveloping world filled with characters that are distinct and detailed, each with their own “voice”, charm, and appeal, enticing, from first chapter to last.
Die Chroniken von Amber 1
Author: Roger Zelazny
»Das Farbigste, Exotischste und Unvergesslichste, was unser Genre je gesehen hat.« George R.R. Martin Nach einem Autounfall wacht Corwin, seiner Erinnerungen beraubt, in einer obskuren Klinik im Staate New York auf – er ist auf der Erde gestrandet, die zu den Schattenwelten gehört. Schnell findet Corwin heraus, dass er Teil der großen Königsfamilie von Amber ist, und er unternimmt alles, um in sein Reich zurückzukehren und seinen Bruder Eric vom Thron zu stürzen. Prinz Corwin lebte nach einem Gedächtnisverlust über Jahrhunderte auf der Erde, ohne zu wissen, wer er ist. Als eines Tages ein Mitglied seiner Familie versucht, ihn zu töten, beginnt er, nach seiner Vergangenheit zu forschen. Und so setzt er alles daran, in das Königreich Amber zurückzukehren. Bald schon erfährt er, dass seine Verwandtschaft über einige sehr ungewöhnliche Kräfte verfügt. Alle Nachfahren des Königshauses können zwischen Amber, den Schattenwelten und dem Chaos hin- und herreisen, indem sie die Realität manipulieren. Sie benutzen magische Spielkarten, um zu kommunizieren und sich an andere Orte zu versetzen. Aber vor allem sind sie alle in einen erbarmungslosen Kampf um den Thron verstrickt. Und nicht zuletzt muss das Geheimnis um das Verschwinden ihres königlichen Vaters Oberon aufgedeckt werden.
Author: John C. Wright
Wright's new fantasy, which began with Orphans of Chaos, and continues in Fugitives of Chaos, is a tale about five orphans raised in a strict British boarding school who begin to discover that they may not be human beings. The students at the school do not age, while the world around them does. The orphans have been kidnapped from their true parents, robbed of their powers, and raised in ignorance by super-beings no more human than they are: pagan gods or fairy-queens, Cyclopes, sea-monsters, witches, or things even stranger. The five have made sinister discoveries about themselves. Amelia is apparently a fourth-dimensional being; Victor is a synthetic man who can control the molecular arrangement of matter around him; Vanity can find secret passageways through solid walls where none had previously been; Colin is a psychic; Quentin is a warlock. Each power comes from a different paradigm or view of the inexplicable universe: and they should not be able to co-exist under the same laws of nature. Why is it that they can? The children must experiment with and learn to control their strange abilities in order to escape their captors. Something very important must be at stake in their imprisonment. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: Drew Karpyshyn
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
Sie gaben ihm alles – aber er wollte mehr! Vor langer Zeit vertrauten die Götter einem großen Krieger drei Talismane an, um diesen gegen die Mächte des Chaos zu wappnen und die Welt der Sterblichen zu beschützen. Aber Daemron wandte sich gegen das Gute – und forderte die Götter selbst heraus. Als Strafe wurde er verbannt und hinter einem magischen Siegel eingesperrt. Um dieses Siegel zu brechen, pflanzt Daemron einen Samen in vier Kinder: die Brut des Feuers. Sobald sie das Siegel niedergerissen und Daemron befreit haben, wird die Welt der Sterblichen unter seiner Rache erzittern ...
Social Techniques for Complex Systems
Author: Alfred Oswald,Jens Köhler,Roland Schmitt
Category: Business & Economics
Complexity is a gift that can be made available for the successful implementation of projects, and used to create a new order or to change an existing one. Based on scientific facts, the authors present a systematic approach, which integrates complexity and its multitude of facets and gives practical recommendations for dealing with complexity in projects. The methods paradigm in project management is currently undergoing a massive upheaval. Projects are complex entities that cannot be tackled using traditional methods, such as classical cause and effect approaches. Complexity, and the associated phenomenon of self-organization, is a natural, but hidden designer. It offers a great opportunity in its use as a key driver for the implementation of projects. This requires identification of the principles of complexity and then using these for project management. In this book, the latest findings from natural sciences and brain research are used and transferred within a practice-oriented framework. The authors describe the methods of complexity regulation in projects and how self-organization for the management of projects can be applied.
Author: Roger Zelazny
Publisher: G K Hall & Company
The fourth novel follows Corwin and the remaining princes of Amber as they use their superhuman powers to defeat their brother-turned-traitor. Returning to Shadow Earth to investigate a threat against his life, Corwin discovers that the Jewel of Judgment has been stolen by his traitorous brother, Brand, who plans to use the gem to reshape the universe.