Odysseus Ascendant

Author: Evan Currie

Publisher: 47North

ISBN: 9781503901070

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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A mysterious entity may be the key to a starship's survival--or a terrifying new threat--as the Odyssey One series continues... The Empire has set its sights on its next target: human Terrans. As effective allies of the Priminae, the denizens of Earth have proven themselves enemies to the Empire, and now the Imperial forces know more about the Terran home world than ever before. The battle for the planet's survival will see the Odysseus first into the breach. But more perils loom for Commodore Eric Weston and his comrades. They're at odds with the political conflicts dividing Earth's government and challenged by the mysterious presence haunting their vessel--its intentions unclear, and the extent of its powers unknown. As the Empire brings the battle home, the crew of the Odysseus will need to determine whether this entity will support them in their fight for survival, or prove to be another dangerous foe. There's no turning back...and the only way forward may be a pathway to doom.

An Empire Asunder

Author: Evan Currie

Publisher: 47North

ISBN: 9781503939837

Category: Fiction

Page: 321

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The coup that won traitor General Corian the Scourwind throne has been overturned, but his ongoing rebellion has left the empire divided. Lydia's birthright regained, she adjusts to her role as empress at war, while Brennan begins training as an elite Cadreman soldier. With tensions rising between the empire and the Alliance, this momentary lull seems to portend a gathering storm... The royal twins aren't the only ones sensing peace may not last. Searching for a vanished supply shipment vital to her own mission of vengeance against Corian, former Cadrewoman turned pirate Mira Delsol makes a shocking discovery about the theft. As both Mira and Brennan follow similar clues to the fate of the stolen supplies, their trajectories converge. Now Mira will embark on a perilous attempt to infiltrate the heart of the enemy camp, while Brennan's path will also lead him across Alliance lines, and into a lethal confrontation with the Alliance air fleet. But will either of their efforts be enough to keep Corian from executing his plan to bring the empire to its knees once again?

The Anatomy of Wings

Author: Karen Foxlee

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1442985224

Category: Australian fiction

Page: 402

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Ten-year-old Jennifer Day lives in a small mining town full of secrets. Trying to make sense of the sudden death of her teenage sister Beth, she looks to the adult world around her for answers.

Odysseus Awakening

Author: Evan Currie

Publisher: 47North

ISBN: 9781542048477

Category: Human-alien encounters

Page: 320

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Defy the inevitable. Such is the stance of Confederation captain Eric Weston and the crew of the starship Odysseus, patrolling the outer limits of Priminae space, anticipating the Empire's next attacks. Connected with the Terran FTL tech--the transition drive--humanity might stand a chance against the overwhelming forces. Until the entire planetary system goes dark. Outnumbered and outgunned, the Odysseus arrives to find the Empire securing critical intelligence from Priminae ships--data that could prove disastrous in the wrong hands. As the Odysseus enters the fray, the ship's systems exhibit increasingly chaotic glitches, while haunting apparitions stalk the crew. As they struggle to control their own ship--and their sanity--against the tide of battle, how can they hope to grasp victory when the Odysseus itself appears to be coming to life?

King of Thieves

Author: George F. Walker

Publisher: Talonbooks Limited

ISBN: 9780889227552

Category: Drama

Page: 112

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Slink through 1920s NYC with master criminals and corrupt bankers in this play with songs. Cast: thirteen men, five women.

Book 7: Breakdowns

Author: Scott Ciencin,Keith R. A. DeCandido,Kevin Dilmore,Heather Jarman,Dayton Ward

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416517278

Category: Fiction

Page: 314

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A TURNING POINT FOR THE STARFLEET CORPS OF ENGINEERS! After the catastrophic events of Wildfire, the S.C.E. crew of the U.S.S. da Vinci is in disarray. Half of the ship's complement were killed at Galvan VI, and the survivors must put their lives back together. Corsi, accompanied by Stevens, tries to make amends with her long-estranged father. Abramowitz attempts to lose herself in her work, only to be confronted with an old rival -- and her own emotional fears. P8 Blue goes home to find her world confronting a crisis that threatens the Nasat's very existence. But it is Captain Gold and Commander Gomez who face the most difficult trials, as they find the road to recovery a difficult one. Each confronts demons from the past and the uncertainty of the future, leading to a bitter confrontation from which neither may ever truly recover.... Breakdowns contains the complete eBook editions of S.C.E. adventures #25-28: Home Fires, Age of Unreason, Balance of Nature, and Breakdowns, all previously released separately.

Silver Wings

Author: H. P. Munro

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781482023572

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

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Winner - 2014 Golden Crown Literary Society - Historical Fiction When in 1942, twenty-five-year-old Lily Rivera is widowed, she finally feels able to step out of the shadows of an unhappy marriage. Her love of flying leads her to join the Womens Airforce Service Pilots, determined to regain her passion and spread her wings, no suspecting that she would experience more than just flying. Helen Richmond, a Hollywood stunt pilot, has never experienced a love that lifted her as high as the aircraft she flew...until she meets Lily. Both women join the W.A.S.P. program to serve their country and instead find that they are on a collision course towards each other, but can it last?

Midnight Flight

Author: Virginia Andrews

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471104109

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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They lived on the wild side - now these bad girls are paying the price. At Dr Foreman's School for Girls, the 'students' sleep in barns, work on a farm in the blazing heat, and are subjected to ruthless guards who watch their every move. It's an institution run by the dreadful Dr Foreman, a woman who delights in administering the worst form of punishment - the mysterious Ice Room where the girls face their darkest fears. Now, Phoebe, Teal and Robin - three girls from very different worlds - are the newcomers in this desert hell. During their stay, each girl will be tempted to commit the ultimate crime of betrayal as Dr Foreman cleverly tries to turn them against each other - until they learn that the only way to survive is to stick together . . . and fight back.

Out of the Black

Author: Evan Currie

Publisher: 47North

ISBN: 9781477817872

Category: Fiction

Page: 440

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Deep in blackest space, the Drasin have watched humanity's journey to the stars—and determined that a species as barbaric as ours has no place in the cosmos. The wreckage of the starship Odyssey, once Earth's greatest guardian, lies strewn across New York City. Abandoned by all but its captain, Odyssey's sacrifice covered the withdrawal of countless troops as the Drasin assault ravaged the planet. When Captain Eric Weston finally emerges from the rubble, impossibly alive thanks to the mysterious “Gaia,” he knows with the Drasin it's kill or be killed. But not all of the heavens have proven hostile. The Priminae have felt the full brunt of Drasin aggression on their own home world, and they won't leave humanity to face annihilation alone. Together with what's left of the crews of the Odyssey and other starships, they race to join Weston and his group of Earth-bound survivors for a desperate last stand. The final battle of the Drasin War brings bestselling author Evan Currie's Odyssey One series to its shattering conclusion.

With Angel's Wings

Author: Stephanie A. Collins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780578179759

Category:

Page: 302

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With Angel's Wings is the true story of Laura, a young wife and mother of a three-year-old daughter. Her husband, Kevin, a marine, is deployed overseas, leaving Laura to give birth to their second daughter and handle the two young children on her own. Thirteen days after the birth of her youngest, the pediatrician detects a heart murmur. That leads to just the first of multiple diagnoses for both of her daughters, sending Laura on an unexpected and emotional journey into the world of parenting medically-fragile, special needs children. Right when Laura fears she will break under the incredible pressure, she encounters the beauty of true love, in a most unexpected and unconventional way.

Invisible Wings

Author: Janell Rhiannon,Melissa Ringsted,Regina Wamba

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781494961053

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

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Arabella's mother already thinks she's a little crazy, so when a mysterious Presence fills her with a blinding light, in the middle of cutting her fifteenth birthday cake, she keeps it to herself. The message? Something the quirky teen suspected all along. She's not like everyone else. She's an angel charged with a heart-breaking mission: grant the hidden desires of the chosen.

Alcoholics Anonymous

The Story of How More Than One Hundred Men Have Recovered from Alcoholism

Author: Alcoholics Anonymous

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781258461805

Category:

Page: 410

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The Seventh Most Important Thing

Author: Shelley Pearsall

Publisher: Yearling

ISBN: 0553497316

Category: African Americans

Page: 288

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"In 1963, thirteen-year-old Arthur is sentenced to community service helping the neighborhood Junk Man after he throws a brick at the old man's head in a moment of rage, but the junk he collects might be more important than he suspects. Inspired by the work of American folk artist James Hampton"--

The Book of Lies

Author: Aleister Crowley

Publisher: Aiwass Books via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1387991809

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 108

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The Book of Lies is a complex work of occultism. Deciphering its many layers of hidden meaning requires a little patience and more than a beginner's knowledge of Thelema. For those interested in passing beyond the initiate stage, the reward offered by a deeper understanding of this challenging text is well worth the effort.

The Arm

Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports

Author: Jeff Passan

Publisher: Harper

ISBN: 9780062400369

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 368

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Yahoo’s lead baseball columnist offers an in-depth look at the most valuable commodity in sports—the pitching arm—and how its vulnerability to injury is hurting players and the game, from Little League to the majors. Every year, Major League Baseball spends more than $1.5 billion on pitchers—five times more than the salary of every NFL quarterback combined. Pitchers are the game’s lifeblood. Their import is exceeded only by their fragility. One tiny band of tissue in the elbow, the ulnar collateral ligament, is snapping at unprecedented rates, leaving current big league players vulnerable and the coming generation of baseball-playing children dreading the three scariest words in the sport: Tommy John surgery. Jeff Passan traveled the world for three years to explore in-depth the past, present, and future of the arm, and how its evolution left baseball struggling to wrangle its Tommy John surgery epidemic. He examined what compelled the Chicago Cubs to spend $155 million on one arm. He snagged a rare interview with Sandy Koufax, whose career was cut short by injury at thirty, and visited Japan to understand how another baseball-mad country treats its prized arms. And he followed two major league pitchers, Daniel Hudson and Todd Coffey, throughout their returns from Tommy John surgery. He exposes how the baseball establishment long ignored the rise in arm injuries and reveals how misplaced incentives across the sport stifle potential changes. Injuries to the UCL start as early as Little League. Without a drastic cultural shift, baseball will continue to lose hundreds of millions of dollars annually to damaged pitchers, and another generation of children will suffer the same problems that vex current players. Informative and hard-hitting, The Arm is essential reading for everyone who loves the game, wants to keep their children healthy, or relishes a look into how a large, complex institution can fail so spectacularly.

Lillian and Dash

Author: Sam Toperoff

Publisher: Other Press, LLC

ISBN: 1590515692

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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This exciting novel about Dashiell Hammett (The Maltese Falcon and The Thin Man) and Lillian Hellman (The Children’s Hour) reintroduces their larger-than-life personalities and the vicissitudes of their affair that spanned three decades. Toperoff reimagines the highs and lows of a fast-living, hard-drinking literary couple, and their individual passions, projects, and literary creations. Hammett and Hellman’s relationship evolves during major artistic and political epochs—Hollywood’s heyday, the New York literary scene, the Spanish Civil War, McCarthyism, and both world wars—and each movement is captured with subjectivity and credible insight. Populated with writers, drinkers, filmmakers, and revolutionaries, Lillian and Dash chronicles the unusual affair of two prominent and headstrong figures.

Heirs of Empire

Author: Evan Currie

Publisher: 47North

ISBN: 9781503946903

Category:

Page: 340

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The Scourwind family legacy brought the empire to the height of its power and prosperity and defended it against all enemies. Now one man's machinations aim to shift the balance of power--with violent and devastating consequences. When the trusted General Corian launches a coup against Emperor Scourwind, he hurls the planetary kingdom into chaos. To secure his claim as ruler, Corian will need the strength of the Scourwind name behind him, and he will stop at nothing to bring under his grasp the young Scourwind heirs, twins Lydia and Brennan. Barely into adulthood, the two are thrust into the crossfire. Battling new obstacles at every turn, they eventually find refuge with Mira Delsol, pirate and former member of the elite empire forces. As the stakes rise, loyalists, mercenaries, and political opportunists rally around the heirs in a desperate bid to unseat the usurper. But if their risky gambit fails, will the empire crumble into oblivion?

History of the Franks

Author: Gregory Bishop of Tours,Saint Gregory (Bishop of Tours)

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 284

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Written in the 6th century by Gregory, the Bishop of Tours, "Historia Francorum," translated as History of the Franks, is a ten volume work that recounts the world's history from creation, focusing on the movement of Christianity into Gaul, an ancient region corresponding to modern France, Belgium, the south Netherlands, Southwest Germany, and northern Italy.