Star Wars: Join the Resistance

Author: Ben Acker,Ben Blacker

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1484706072

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 213

View: 1177


MATTIS BANZ knows that he's meant to be a hero of the galaxy like the legendary Luke Skywalker, and when General Leia Organa's Resistance recruits him to join its efforts against the evil First Order, he finally has a chance to fulfill his destiny. But the rest of his squadron doesn't seem very promising. Sure, there's the Zeltron girl Lorica, famous for her exploits foiling evil smugglers, but there's also the swamp boy named Dec, who seems to enjoy causing trouble; Dec's "brother," a droid who thinks he's a pilot; Sari, whose imposing size contradicts her sweet nature; and Jo , the stuffy group leader with secrets. How is Mattis supposed to be the next Poe Dameron when he and his squad mates spend more time in trouble than flying X-wings? The team will have to learn how to work together when the going gets tough, or they won't be going anywhere. . . .


Author: Max Carver

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781974086320


Page: 350

View: 7918


DISCOVERY...INVASION...WAR...On a rocky, desolate planet, a small band of gold prospectors find themselves making a discovery they never expected--valuable and powerful relics of the galaxy's deep past.They also discover a hostile alien species: gigantic, hideous, ruthless monsters who wipe out all humans on sight.Humanity's first contact with intelligent aliens becomes a war for survival. The invasion has begun...but the beginning of the invasion is also the beginning of the resistance. "Resistance is a terrific space opera adventure. It combines mystery, heart-pounding action, and a good dose of humor. It's Aliens meets Tremors. I can't wait to read the sequel." -Daniel Arenson, USA Today bestselling author of the Earthrise series


Author: Carla Jablonski,Leland Purvis

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1596432918

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 9181


When their friend Henri's parents disappear and Henri goes into hiding because of his Jewish ancestry, siblings Paul and Marie must convince the French Resistance that even children can help in their fight against the Germans. Original.

Queen Bitch

Author: Michael Anderle

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781544920108

Category: Genetic engineering

Page: 258

View: 2601


The UnknownWorld is reeling from change. Bethany Anne has started to make a difference in the first week of being awake. Now, America has been losing good men since their teams don't have a Vampire to help them. Frank is hoping Bethany Anne can, and will, help. Further, the American Pack Council is having internal problems with their own young-and-dumb Were's who want to ignore Michael's strictures. With no one seeing Michael, the fear of the Boogeyman is starting to recede. That's ok with Bethany Anne, it means she will personally deliver the message there is a new vampire in town. Immediately following the story of Bethany Anne from Death Becomes Her, Queen Bitch rides a rollercoaster of action with a heavy dose of creative cussing. Bethany Anne starts to get a team in place to help her affect change. Because, whether the UnknownWorld wants it or not, Change is Coming.

Shadows of War

Violence, Power, and International Profiteering in the Twenty-first Century

Author: Carolyn Nordstrom

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520239777

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 293

View: 736


Annotation This book captures the human face of the frontlines, revealing both the visible and the hidden realities of contemporary war, power, and international profiteering in the 21st century.


Author: Owen Sheers

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571268463

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 8365


1944. After the fall of Russia and the failed D-Day landings, half of Britain is occupied . . . Young farmer's wife Sarah Lewis wakes to find her husband has disappeared, along with all of the men from her remote Welsh village. A German patrol arrives in the valley, the purpose of their mission a mystery. Sarah begins a faltering acquaintance with the patrol's commanding officer, Albrecht, and it is to her that he reveals the purpose of his mission - to claim an extraordinary medieval art treasure that lies hidden in the valley. But as the pressure of the war beyond presses in on this isolated community, this fragile state of harmony is increasingly threatened.

The Relic Guild

Author: Edward Cox

Publisher: Gollancz

ISBN: 1473200326

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9404


Magic caused the war. Magic is forbidden. Magic will save us. It was said the Labyrinth had once been the great meeting place, a sprawling city at the heart of an endless maze where a million humans hosted the Houses of the Aelfir. The Aelfir who had brought trade and riches, and a future full of promise. But when the Thaumaturgists, overlords of human and Aelfir alike, went to war, everything was ruined and the Labyrinth became an abandoned forbidden zone, where humans were trapped behind boundary walls 100 feet high. Now the Aelfir are a distant memory and the Thaumaturgists have faded into myth. Young Clara struggles to survive in a dangerous and dysfunctional city, where eyes are keen, nights are long, and the use of magic is punishable by death. She hides in the shadows, fearful that someone will discover she is touched by magic. She knows her days are numbered. But when a strange man named Fabian Moor returns to the Labyrinth, Clara learns that magic serves a higher purpose and that some myths are much more deadly in the flesh. The only people Clara can trust are the Relic Guild, a secret band of magickers sworn to protect the Labyrinth. But the Relic Guild are now too few. To truly defeat their old nemesis Moor, mightier help will be required. To save the Labyrinth - and the lives of one million humans - Clara and the Relic Guild must find a way to contact the worlds beyond their walls.

Rise of the Sparrows

Author: Sarina Langer

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530016969


Page: 328

View: 1550


Growing up homeless and orphaned in a town that hates her, Rachael must assassinate the king of Rifarne to become queen to a people who once wanted her dead. Rifarne is a country opposed to magic. When its people demand harsh action, King Aeric sees himself with no other choice but to outlaw those with the gift. Rachael, who possesses the rare gift of a Seer, soon finds herself with visions of her own violent death. When her escape goes wrong and she ends up in the clutches of a vicious Mist Woman lusting for her blood, she finds she is the only person who can stop the war against people like her - and assassinating the king to take his throne may well be the only way to do just that.

War Against the Idols

The Reformation of Worship from Erasmus to Calvin

Author: Carlos M. N. Eire

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521379847

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 7444


Calling attention to the importance of the idolatry issue during the Reformation, this study traces the development of Protestant iconoclastic theology and practice and lays a foundation for understanding the conflicting Reformed ideology.

Red Warp

Author: Don Debon

Publisher: Don Debon

ISBN: 098817832X

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8454


In a race against time the casualty could be your life If you could travel through time with just yourself and no machine needed, would you? Meet Red, a woman with a amazing gift, the gift of passing though time and space without the need of any bulky equipment. The places she has seen, the people she has helped will blow your mind. Now meet James, just your average newly minted FBI agent minding his own business until he is thrust headlong into Red's world. A world he didn't ask for, but one that hit him in the face full force. Can they get along long enough to survive? Get your copy today to find out!

Remembering the Second World War

Author: Patrick Finney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351714740

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 8754


Remembering the Second World War brings together an international and interdisciplinary cast of leading scholars to explore the remembrance of this conflict on a global scale. Conceptually, it is premised on the need to challenge nation-centric approaches in memory studies, drawing strength from recent transcultural, affective and multidirectional turns. Divided into four thematic parts, this book largely focuses on the post-Cold War period, which has seen a notable upsurge in commemorative activity relating to the Second World War and significant qualitative changes in its character. The first part explores the enduring utility and the limitations of the national frame in France, Germany and China. The second explores transnational transactions in remembrance, looking at memories of the British Empire at war, contested memories in East-Central Europe and the transnational campaign on behalf of Japan’s former ‘comfort women’. A third section considers local and sectional memories of the war and the fourth analyses innovative practices of memory, including re-enactment, video gaming and Holocaust tourism. Offering insightful contributions on intriguing topics and illuminating the current state of the art in this growing field, this book will be essential reading for all students and scholars of the history and memory of the Second World War.

Bird Relics

Grief and Vitalism in Thoreau

Author: Branka Arsić

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674495381

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 469

View: 6174


Branka Arsic shows that Thoreau developed a theory of vitalism in response to his brother’s death. Through grieving, he came to see life as a generative force into which everything dissolves and reemerges. This reinterpretation, based on sources overlooked by critics, explains many of Thoreau’s more idiosyncratic habits and obsessions.

The Relic's Chronicles - Book 1

Author: Jotham C. Hoffmann

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493145134

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

View: 809


War consumes planet Earth, but this war is far different from any other in its extensive history of violence. Races from other planets have found their way to Earth and have begun to tear it apart. Sierra Vazie, leader of the feared Drone Legion, is determined to reach total dominance, but she has obstacles to overcome. One of these obstacles is Jason Lance. Jason is a teenage boy from New York City, who has no idea how important of a journey he is about to embark on. According to prophecy, Jason is destined to save the universe from an impending destruction. Follow Jason and his companions into a world of magic and adventure like never before.

The Thrilling Adventure Hour #1

Author: Ben Acker,Ben Blacker

Publisher: Boom! Studios

ISBN: 1641442956

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 32

View: 8882


Writing team Ben Acker and Ben Blacker (Deadpool, Death Be Damned) return to The Thrilling Adventure Hour in this new series based on the wildly popular Hollywood stage show and podcast. Frank and Sadie Doyle are the toast of the upper crust. Headliners on the society pages. And they see ghosts. Follow the Doyles on a night when having a drink (or ten) with friends goes horribly, and perhaps predictably, wrong at a haunted house.

Epitome of Roman history

Author: Lucius Annaeus Florus,Edward Seymour Forster

Publisher: Loeb Classical Library

ISBN: 9780674992542

Category: History

Page: 381

View: 7752


Florus, born apparently in Africa, lived in Spain and in Rome in Hadrian's time. He wrote, in brief pointed rhetorical style, a summary of Roman history (especially wars) in two books in order to show the greatness and decline of Roman morals. It is based chiefly on Livy. It was perhaps planned to reach his own times, but the extant work ends with Augustus's reign (30 BCE–14 CE). This Epitome is a useful rapid sketch of Roman military history. Poetry by Florus is also available in the Loeb Classical Library, in Minor Latin Poets, Volume II.

Dawn of War

Author: C. S. Goto

Publisher: Black Library

ISBN: 9781844161522

Category: Fiction

Page: 412

View: 3575


The Bone Ravens, Space Marine warriors with near superhuman strength, are sent to destroy the planet Cyrene and its heretical populace, but one of the warriors, Brother-Captain Angelos, is faced with a difficult choice because Cyrene is his own native world. Original. (A novelization of the THQ Real Time Strategy game, releasing Fall 2004)

Star Wars: Choose Your Destiny (Book 1): A Han & Chewie Adventure

Author: Lucasfilm Press

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1368025668

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 139

View: 6093


Jump inside the Millennium Falcon and help Han and Chewie as they journey across the galaxy on a simple smuggling job. But nothing is ever simple with Han Solo, and when things go wrong, Han pretends to be Jabba the Hutt to save himself, Chewie, and the Millennium Falcon. And that’s when things go from bad to worse! With over twenty possible outcomes, readers will have to think like a true smuggler to keep Han and Chewie safe from Imperial TIE fighters, Mandalorian mercenaries, and so much more! With so many different story paths, the adventures never end!

Quiet Hero

Secrets from My Father's Past

Author: Rita Cosby

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439165614

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 8445


When a father reveals his haunting past, a daughter takes an incredible journey of self-discovery . . . Emmy® award–winning journalist, TV host, and New York Times bestselling author Rita Cosby has always asked the tough questions in her interviews with the world’s top newsmakers. Now, in a compelling and powerful memoir, she reveals how she uncovered an amazing personal story of heroism and courage, the untold secrets of a man she has known all her life: her father. Years after her mother’s tragic death, Rita finally nerved herself to sort through her mother’s stored belongings, never dreaming what a dramatic story was waiting for her. Opening a battered tan suitcase, she discovered it belonged to her father—the enigmatic man who had divorced her mother and left when Rita was still a teenager. Rita knew little of her father’s past: just that he had left Poland after World War II, and that his many scars, visible and not, bore mute witness to some past tragedy. He had always refused to answer questions. Now, however, she held in her hand stark mementos from the youth of the man she knew only as Richard Cosby, proud American: a worn Polish Resistance armband; rusted tags bearing a prisoner number and the words Stalag IVB; and an identity card for an ex-POW bearing the name Ryszard Kossobudzki. Gazing at these profoundly telling relics, the well-known journalist realized that her father’s story was one she could not allow him to keep secret any longer. When she finally did persuade him to break his silence, she heard of a harrowing past that filled her with immense pride . . . and chilled her to the bone. At the age of thirteen, barely even adolescent, her father had seen his hometown decimated by bombs. By the time he was fifteen, he was covertly distributing anti-Nazi propaganda a few blocks from the Warsaw Ghetto. Before the Warsaw Uprising, he lied about his age to join the Resistance and actively fight the enemy to the last bullet. After being nearly fatally wounded, he was taken into captivity and sent to a German POW camp near Dresden, finally escaping in a daring plan and ultimately rescued by American forces. All this before he had left his teens. This is Richard Cosby’s story, but it is also Rita’s. It is the story of a daughter coming to understand a father whose past was too painful to share with those he loved the most, too terrible to share with a child . . . but one that he eventually revealed to the journalist. In turn, Rita convinced her father to join her in a dramatic return to his battered homeland for the first time in sixty-five years. As Rita drew these stories from her father and uncovered secrets and emotions long kept hidden, father and daughter forged a new and precious bond, deeper than either could have ever imagined.