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Agent of Chaos

By Norman Spinrad
  • ISBN Code: : 0575117206
  • Publisher : Gateway
  • Pages : 187
  • Category : Fiction
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The Great Tyrant rules the solar system with absolute terror. Only one man dares to fight back. The time is the 24th century. Humankind populates the entire solar system from icy Pluto to boiling Mercury. Great domed cities, humming factories, hordes of workers, all feed the power of the dictatorship that controls all life. Only a small group among the cowed population dares rebel in a struggle that pits democracy against tyranny. But there is a third force at work as well. A mysterious band of assassins whose final solution to the problem of humanity's fate is as terrifying as it is irresistible - one of them is known as the AGENT OF CHAOS.

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From an internationally acclaimed economist, a provocative call to jump-start economic growth by aggressively overhauling liberal democracy Around the world, people who are angry at stagnant wages and growing inequality have rebelled against established governments and turned to political extremes. Liberal democracy, history's greatest engine of growth, now struggles to overcome unprecedented economic headwinds--from aging populations to scarce resources to unsustainable debt burdens. Hobbled by short-term thinking and ideological dogma, democracies risk falling prey to nationalism and protectionism that will deliver declining living standards. In Edge of Chaos, Dambisa Moyo shows why economic growth is essential to global stability, and why liberal democracies are failing to produce it today. Rather than turning away from democracy, she argues, we must fundamentally reform it. Edge of Chaos presents a radical blueprint for change in order to galvanize growth and ensure the survival of democracy in the twenty-first century.

12 Rules for Life

By Jordan B. Peterson
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  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Book Code : 0345816048
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 879
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#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street. What does the nervous system of the lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight (with our shoulders back) and about success in life? Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods? What dreadful paths do people tread when they become resentful, arrogant and vengeful? Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life. 12 Rules for Life shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith and human nature, while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its readers.

Chaos Under Heaven

By Josh Rogin
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0358393833
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 428
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The explosive, behind-the-scenes story of Donald Trump’s high-stakes confrontation with Beijing, from an award-winning Washington Post columnist and peerless observer of the U.S.–China relationship There was no calm before the storm. Donald Trump’s surprise electoral victory shattered the fragile understanding between Washington and Beijing, putting the most important relationship of the twenty-first century in the hands of a novice who had bitterly attacked China from the campaign trail. Almost as soon as he entered office, Trump brought to a boil the long-simmering rivalry between the two countries, while also striking up a “friendship” with Chinese president Xi Jinping — whose manipulations of his American counterpart would undermine the White House’s already disjointed response to the historic challenge of a rising China. All the while, Trump’s own officials fought to steer U.S. policy from within. By the time the COVID-19 pandemic erupted in Wuhan, Trump’s love-hate relationship with Xi had sparked a trade war, while Xi’s aggression had pushed the world to the brink of a new Cold War. But their quarrel had also forced a long-overdue reckoning within the United States over China’s audacious foreign-influence operations, horrific human rights abuses, and creeping digital despotism. Ironically, this awakening was one of the biggest foreign-policy victories of Trump’s fractious term in office. ​Filled with shocking revelations drawn from Josh Rogin’s unparalleled access to top U.S. officials from the White House and deep within the country’s foreign policy machine, Chaos Under Heaven reveals an administration at war with itself during perhaps our most urgent hour.

His Angelic Keeper Fallen

By Melinda Kucsera
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  • Publisher : Melinda Kucsera
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 358
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 460
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Rejected by the other angels, she's betrayed by the one person who should be on her side, her guardian angel. Sovvan will take on the most powerful villain in the world alone for a chance to reunite with her twin and save her family. But she's got a secret. When the devil challenges her to a game, she'll risk it all for one shot at defeating him. If Sovvan loses, everyone dies, and the devil will drag her to Hell. Meet epic fantasy's newest heroine. Get His Angelic Keeper Fallen today! The His Angelic Keeper series is a humorous sword and sorcery series starring Sovvan from the Curse Breaker series. Other Books in the Series: - His Angelic Keeper - His Angelic Keeper Hidden - His Angelic Keeper Fallen - His Angelic Keeper Tempted - Chaos Rises KEYWORDS: epic fantasy, fantasy adventure, sword & sorcery, boxed set, reluctant hero, angel, magic, enchanted forest, high fantasy, friendship, found family, journey, demon, ghost, secrets and lies, crush, happy for now, action adventure, good vs evil, betrayal, strong women, dragons, friends to enemies, witches and warlocks, queens and royalty, monster fights, demon battle, kidnapped, swordplay, tricked, afterlife, heaven, hell, purgatory, monsters of unusual size, hero's journey, rise of the villain, fallen angel, warrior angel, guardian angel, elephants, talking trees, wrong place, wrong time, dark magic, conspiracy, ghosts, demon summoners, crimes against magic, Young Adult fantasy, full length novel, Dangerous, prophecy, chosen one, come into powers, YA epic fantasy, transformation, YA fantasy, teen fantasy, humor, anger, light, fun romp, mapcap, twisty, Young adult epic fantasy, wings, strong female main character, light hearted, growing up, lost memories, amnesia, flying, magic ship, dreams, magic mirror, deception, women warriors, making friends, Immortals, Dangerous, live forever, supernatural powers, Clairvoyance, Psychic, sees the future, YA fantasy, YA sword & Sorcery, YA epic fantasy, teen fantasy, strong women, women helping women, women fighting women, women having fun, save the day, save her family, dark lord. Readers also enjoyed books by: Robert Jordon, Mercedes Lackey, Nicholas Eames, Will Wight, Brandon Sanderson, Andrzej Sapkowski, J.R.R. Tolkien, Robin Hobb, Anne McCaffrey, Terry Brooks, Morgan Rice, Jonathan Moeller, Melissa Caruso, Terry Pratchet, N. K. Jemisin, Kevin J. Anderson, Jenn Lyons, David Gaider, Myke Cole, Brian McClellan, John Marco, Michael A. Stackpole, George R. R. Martin, Brent Weeks, A. K. Larkwood, Michelle Sagara

Reluctant Heroes 1-10

By Melinda Kucsera
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  • Publisher : Melinda Kucsera
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 3430
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 750
  • Pdf File: reluctant-heroes-1-10.pdf

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Sarn just wants to pay off his Indenture, not sort out magical problems until a ghost boy shows up. Compelled to solve the mystery surrounding the boy’s death, so his own son doesn’t pay the price, Sarn sets out on a dangerous quest. But conspirators gather at home, and they seek a crystal to destroy the enchanted forest, and they’ll release an ancient monster and destroy the protections barring the dark lord from this world to get it. Sarn must dig deep and use everything he’s learned about magic to combat them. But he’s only one mage, facing more than one unimaginable evil. How could he possibly prevail? With a little help from his twin, he just might. Sovvan doesn’t let a little thing like death stand between her and her family. When the dark lord comes for Sarn, she’ll travel to Heaven, Hell, and everywhere in between to save him. But Sovvan needs to evade the army of memory-eating creatures searching for her to have any hope of helping him, and somehow keep her memories intact. She can’t save her twin and possibly the world if she can’t remember both are in peril. But that’s only the beginning of her problems when the Fallen build a gateway to Hell in a magical realm that stores all knowledge. Sovvan can save her twin or she can stop the armies of Hell from coming to Shayari, but she can’t do both. And the gateway is just the beginning. The Fallen seek the Seals. If they break them, they’ll release the dark lord’s full power, and nothing can stand against him then, not even the bond between a mage and his twin. Will Sarn and his sister prevail or will darkness cover everything? Find out in Reluctant Heroes 1-10. This ten-book set takes Sarn and his sister from reluctant hero to willing adventurer as they learn about their magic and test the limits of their unique bond. Reluctant Heroes 1-10 includes the following epic fantasy adventures: Curse Breaker Enchanted, His Angelic Keeper, Curse Breaker Darkens, Curse Breaker Faceted, Curse Breaker Falls, Curse Breaker Sundered, His Angelic Keeper Hidden, Curse Breaker Hidden, His Angelic Keeper Fallen, and His Angelic Keeper Tempted. Get it now! Keywords: epic fantasy, fantasy adventure, sword & sorcery, boxed set, reluctant hero, mage, wizard, sorcerer, magic, enchanted forest, high fantasy, friendship, found family, single parent, journey, demon, ghost, magic lessons, apprentice, secrets, crush, happy for now, action adventure, good vs evil, betrayal, strong women, dragon obsession, rangers, friends to enemies, indentured, enchantress, queens and royalty, nobility, monster fights, demon battle, kidnapped, left for dead, tricked, the monster awakes, hero's journey, rise of the villain, wrong place, wrong time, dark crystal, dark magic, conspiracy, haunted castle, demon summoners, crimes against magic, Young Adult, fantasy, full length novel, Dangerous, prophecy, chosen one, come into powers, YA epic fantasy, YA fantasy, teen fantasy, black humor, anger, dark, twisty, Adult fantasy, adult epic fantasy, boxed set, angel, magic, enchanted forest, high fantasy, friendship, found family, journey, demon, ghost, secrets and lies, crush, happy for now, action adventure, good vs evil, betrayal, strong women, dragons, friends to enemies, witches and warlocks, queens and royalty, monster fights, demon battle, kidnapped, swordplay, tricked, afterlife, heaven, hell, purgatory, monsters of unusual size, hero's journey, rise of the villain, fallen angel, warrior angel, guardian angel, elephants, talking trees, wrong place, wrong time, dark magic, conspiracy, ghosts, demon summoners, crimes against magic, Young Adult fantasy, full length novel, Dangerous, prophecy, chosen one, come into powers, YA epic fantasy, transformation, YA fantasy, teen fantasy, humor, anger, light, fun romp, mapcap, twisty, Young adult epic fantasy, wings, strong female main character, light hearted, growing up, lost memories, amnesia, flying, magic ship, dreams, magic mirror, deception, women warriors, making friends, Immortals, Dangerous, live forever, supernatural powers, Clairvoyance, Psychic, sees the future, YA fantasy, YA sword & Sorcery, YA epic fantasy, teen fantasy, strong women, women helping women, women fighting women, women having fun, save the day, save her family, omnibus. Readers also enjoyed books by Robert Jordon, Mercedes Lackey, Nicholas Eames, Will Wight, Brandon Sanderson, Andrzej Sapkowski, J.R.R. Tolkien, Robin Hobb, Anne McCaffrey, Terry Brooks, Morgan Rice, Jonathan Moeller, Melissa Caruso, Terry Pratchet, N. K. Jemisin, Kevin J. Anderson, Jenn Lyons, David Gaider, Myke Cole, Brian McClellan, John Marco, Michael A. Stackpole, George R. R. Martin, Brent Weeks, A. K. Larkwood, Michelle Sagara

His Angelic Keeper Books 1-3

By Melinda Kucsera
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  • Publisher : Melinda Kucsera
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 562
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 210
  • Pdf File: his-angelic-keeper-books-1-3.pdf

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His Angelic Keeper Books 1-3 is an epic fantasy adventure set in an immersive world of intrigue and adventure, featuring the following books: His Angelic Keeper Sovvan is dead but doesn't know it because the creatures who run the place don't want her to remember anything. They take every thought in her head, making it hard to outsmart them. But a demon threatens her twin, and she can't save him if she can't remember him, so those memory-eating creatures must go. Too bad no one will lend her a sword. A ghost can't die again, but Fate isn't kind to the women who thwart it. Sovvan might cease to exist if she saves her twin, but if she doesn't, that demon will drag him to Hell and separate them forever. His Angelic Keeper Hidden Sovvan needs to stop her ex-guardian angel from completing a spell that could destroy the repository of all memory and with it, the last fourteen years of her strange existence. If only this bizarre band of creatures would stop kidnapping her, she could make a start on that. But those creatures have plans, and they won’t take no for an answer. There’s no rest for the dead, especially not for someone who’s caught between angels and demons in a world where magic is real and just using it can kill you. The afterlife is turning into more of an epic fantasy adventure than Sovvan expected. But one thing will never change. Family comes first. His Angelic Keeper Fallen Rejected by the other angels, she's betrayed by the one person who should be on her side, her guardian angel. Sovvan will take on the most powerful villain in the world alone for a chance to reunite with her twin and save her family. But she's got a secret. When the devil challenges her to a game, she'll risk it all for one shot at defeating him. If Sovvan loses, everyone dies, and the devil will drag her to Hell. Get His Angelic Keeper Books 1-3 today, a humorous sword and sorcery series starring Sovvan from the Curse Breaker series in a death-defying adventure through the afterlife. KEYWORDS: epic fantasy, fantasy adventure, sword & sorcery, boxed set, reluctant hero, angel, magic, enchanted forest, high fantasy, friendship, found family, journey, demon, ghost, secrets and lies, crush, happy for now, action adventure, good vs evil, betrayal, strong women, dragons, friends to enemies, witches and warlocks, queens and royalty, monster fights, demon battle, kidnapped, swordplay, tricked, afterlife, heaven, hell, purgatory, monsters of unusual size, hero's journey, rise of the villain, fallen angel, warrior angel, guardian angel, elephants, talking trees, wrong place, wrong time, dark magic, conspiracy, ghosts, demon summoners, crimes against magic, Young Adult fantasy, full length novel, Dangerous, prophecy, chosen one, come into powers, YA epic fantasy, transformation, YA fantasy, teen fantasy, humor, anger, light, fun romp, mapcap, twisty, Young adult epic fantasy, wings, strong female main character, light hearted, growing up, lost memories, amnesia, flying, magic ship, dreams, magic mirror, deception, women warriors, making friends, Immortals, Dangerous, live forever, supernatural powers, Clairvoyance, Psychic, sees the future, YA fantasy, YA sword & Sorcery, YA epic fantasy, teen fantasy, strong women, women helping women, women fighting women, women having fun, save the day, save her family, ominibus, dark lord. Readers also enjoyed books by: Robert Jordon, Mercedes Lackey, Nicholas Eames, Will Wight, Brandon Sanderson, Andrzej Sapkowski, J.R.R. Tolkien, Robin Hobb, Anne McCaffrey, Terry Brooks, Morgan Rice, Jonathan Moeller, Melissa Caruso, Terry Pratchet, N. K. Jemisin, Kevin J. Anderson, Jenn Lyons, David Gaider, Myke Cole, Brian McClellan, John Marco, Michael A. Stackpole, George R. R. Martin, Brent Weeks, A. K. Larkwood, Michelle Sagara

His Angelic Keeper Hidden

By Melinda Kucsera
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  • Publisher : Melinda Kucsera
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 415
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 605
  • Pdf File: his-angelic-keeper-hidden.pdf

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Sovvan wants to save her mage-gifted brother from the demon bent on devouring his soul. But first, she needs to stop her ex-guardian angel from completing a spell that could destroy the repository of all memory and with it, the last fourteen years of her strange existence. If only this bizarre band of creatures would stop kidnapping her, she could make a start on that. But those creatures have plans, and they won’t take no for an answer. There’s no rest for the dead, especially not for someone who’s caught between angels and demons in a world where magic is real and just using it can kill you. The afterlife is turning into more of an epic fantasy adventure than Sovvan expected. But one thing will never change. Family comes first. Scroll up to start this epic fantasy adventure now. The His Angelic Keeper series is a humorous sword and sorcery series starring Sovvan from the Curse Breaker series. KEYWORDS: epic fantasy, fantasy adventure, sword & sorcery, boxed set, reluctant hero, angel, magic, enchanted forest, high fantasy, friendship, found family, journey, demon, ghost, secrets and lies, crush, happy for now, action adventure, good vs evil, betrayal, strong women, dragons, friends to enemies, witches and warlocks, queens and royalty, monster fights, demon battle, kidnapped, swordplay, tricked, afterlife, heaven, hell, purgatory, monsters of unusual size, hero's journey, rise of the villain, fallen angel, warrior angel, guardian angel, elephants, talking trees, wrong place, wrong time, dark magic, conspiracy, ghosts, demon summoners, crimes against magic, Young Adult fantasy, full length novel, Dangerous, prophecy, chosen one, come into powers, YA epic fantasy, transformation, YA fantasy, teen fantasy, humor, anger, light, fun romp, mapcap, twisty, Young adult epic fantasy, wings, strong female main character, light hearted, growing up, lost memories, amnesia, flying, magic ship, dreams, magic mirror, deception, women warriors, making friends, Immortals, Dangerous, live forever, supernatural powers, Clairvoyance, Psychic, sees the future, YA fantasy, YA sword & Sorcery, YA epic fantasy, teen fantasy, strong women, women helping women, women fighting women, women having fun, save the day, save her family, dark lord. Readers also enjoyed books by: Robert Jordon, Mercedes Lackey, Nicholas Eames, Will Wight, Brandon Sanderson, Andrzej Sapkowski, J.R.R. Tolkien, Robin Hobb, Anne McCaffrey, Terry Brooks, Morgan Rice, Jonathan Moeller, Melissa Caruso, Terry Pratchet, N. K. Jemisin, Kevin J. Anderson, Jenn Lyons, David Gaider, Myke Cole, Brian McClellan, John Marco, Michael A. Stackpole, George R. R. Martin, Brent Weeks, A. K. Larkwood, Michelle Sagara

The Conflict Myth and the Biblical Tradition

By Debra Scoggins Ballentine
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0199370265
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 244
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There are many ancient West Asian stories that narrate the victory of a warrior deity over an enemy, typically a sea-god or sea dragon, and his rise to divine kingship. In The Conflict Myth and the Biblical Tradition, Debra Scoggins Ballentine analyzes this motif, arguing that it was used within ancient political and socio-religious discourses to bolster particular divine hierarchies, kings, institutions, and groups, as well as to attack others. Situating her study of the conflict topos within contemporary theorizations of myth by Bruce Lincoln, Russell McCutcheon, and Jonathan Z. Smith, Ballentine examines narratives of divine combat and instances of this conflict motif. Her study cuts across traditional disciplinary boundaries as well as constructed time periods, focusing not only on the Hebrew Bible but also incorporating Mesopotamian, early Jewish, early Christian, and rabbinic texts, spanning a period of almost three millennia - from the eighteenth century BCE to the early middle ages CE. The Conflict Myth and the Biblical Tradition advances our understanding of the conflict topos in ancient west Asian and early Jewish and Christian literatures and of how mythological and religious ideas are used both to validate and render normative particular ideologies and socio-political arrangements, and to delegitimize and invalidate others.

Dragon Spells

By Melinda Kucsera
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  • Publisher : Melinda Kucsera
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 892
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I didn't mean to upset her, but I did. Now, she's coming for me, and I'm running for my life and hoping my hero, my magic-wielding papa, will save me in time. There's only so much a kid can do against a dragon. But I'm not the only one this dragon is after, and she tricked me to get at the portal in my cave. That magical doorway leads to a world where magic doesn't exist, and I'm just a character in an epic fantasy book. If I follow that dragon, I might cease to exist. If I don't, she'll destroy that parallel world and all the readers who believe in me. If they disappear, my world will end, and everyone I love will die. I can't let that happen. I might be screwed no matter what I do, but I'm not going down without a fight. Get Dragon Spells now to read the epic battle. Dragon Spells is the first story in the Curse Breaker Companion story arc based on stories from Melinda Kucsera's newsletter. It's a fun portal-fantasy novel. Suburban New York might never be the same after Ran and the cast of the Curse Breaker series battles a dragon in it.

His Angelic Keeper Tempted

By Melinda Kucsera
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  • Publisher : Melinda Kucsera
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 411
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 102
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Sovvan thought she’d left the Adversary behind when the angels dragged her away, but she was wrong. He’s inside her mind now, twisting her thoughts and making her doubt everything, even her own family. She can't help them while the devil's in her head. Can they survive without her? The battle continues, but this time, it’s for her mind and body. And it's the worst time for it. The seals are breaking. And the devil strengthens with each one gone, making him even harder to defeat. ...Until there's only one left. When it falls, Armageddon begins. Find out what happens in the stunning conclusion to the 11-book crossover event that will change everything forever. Other Books in This Series/Crossover His Angelic Keeper His Angelic Keeper Hidden His Angelic Keeper Fallen His Angelic Keeper Tempted Other Books in This Crossover Curse Breaker Enchanted Curse Breaker Darkens Curse Breaker Faceted Curse Breaker Falls Curse Breaker Sundered Curse Breaker Hidden Curse Breaker Fallout KEYWORDS: epic fantasy, fantasy adventure, sword & sorcery, boxed set, reluctant hero, angel, magic, enchanted forest, high fantasy, friendship, found family, journey, demon, ghost, secrets and lies, crush, happy for now, action adventure, good vs evil, betrayal, strong women, dragons, friends to enemies, witches and warlocks, queens and royalty, monster fights, demon battle, kidnapped, swordplay, tricked, afterlife, heaven, hell, purgatory, monsters of unusual size, hero's journey, rise of the villain, fallen angel, warrior angel, guardian angel, elephants, talking trees, wrong place, wrong time, dark magic, conspiracy, ghosts, demon summoners, crimes against magic, Young Adult fantasy, full length novel, Dangerous, prophecy, chosen one, come into powers, YA epic fantasy, transformation, YA fantasy, teen fantasy, humor, anger, light, fun romp, mapcap, twisty, Young adult epic fantasy, wings, strong female main character, light hearted, growing up, lost memories, amnesia, flying, magic ship, dreams, magic mirror, deception, women warriors, making friends, Immortals, Dangerous, live forever, supernatural powers, Clairvoyance, Psychic, sees the future, YA fantasy, YA sword & Sorcery, YA epic fantasy, teen fantasy, strong women, women helping women, women fighting women, women having fun, save the day, save her family, dark lord. Readers also enjoyed books by: Robert Jordon, Mercedes Lackey, Nicholas Eames, Will Wight, Brandon Sanderson, Andrzej Sapkowski, J.R.R. Tolkien, Robin Hobb, Anne McCaffrey, Terry Brooks, Morgan Rice, Jonathan Moeller, Melissa Caruso, Terry Pratchet, N. K. Jemisin, Kevin J. Anderson, Jenn Lyons, David Gaider, Myke Cole, Brian McClellan, John Marco, Michael A. Stackpole, George R. R. Martin, Brent Weeks, A. K. Larkwood, Michelle Sagara

Creation and Chaos

By JoAnn Scurlock,Richard H. Beal
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  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Book Code : 1575068656
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : History
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Hermann Gunkel was a scholar in the generation of the origins of Assyriology, the spectacular discovery by George Smith of fragments of the “Chaldean Genesis,” and the Babel-Bibel debate. Gunkel’s thesis, inspired by materials supplied to him by the Assyriologist Heinrich Zimmern, was to take the Chaoskampf motif of Revelation as an event that would not only occur at the end of the world but had already happened at the beginning, before Creation. In other words, in this theory, one imagines God in Genesis 1 as first having battled Rahab, Leviathan, and Yam (the forces of Chaos) in a grand battle, and only then beginning to create. The problem with Gunkel’s theory is that it did not simply identify common elements in the mythologies of the ancient Near East but imposed upon them a structure dictating the relationships between the elements, a structure that was based on inadequate knowledge and a forced interpretation of his sources. On the other hand, one is not entitled to insist that there was no cultural conversation among peoples who spent the better part of several millennia trading with, fighting, and conquering one another. Creation and Chaos attempts to address some of these issues. The contributions are organized into five sections that address various aspects of the issues raised by Gunekl’s theories.

The Physicists’ View of Nature, Part 1

By Amit Goswami
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 1461512271
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 295
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This book is designed as a textbook for students who need to fulfil their science requirements. Part I explores classical physics from its beginnings with Descartes, Galileo, Kepler, and Newton, to the relativity theories of Einstein. Special emphasis is given to the development of the objective, materialist, and deterministic worldview of classical physics. The influence of Newtonian physics on other fields of science and on society is emphasized. Finally, some of the problems with the worldview of classical physics are discussed and a preview of quantum physics is given.

Curse Breaker Fallout

By Melinda Kucsera
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  • Publisher : Melinda Kucsera
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 321
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 509
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His twin's in trouble again. This time, a demon has possessed her. Sarn and his family must break its hold over her. But how can they when she's in a distant land, reachable only by dying? Nor is that Sarn's only problem. He won back his magic, but it no longer trusts him and won't come at his call. He must fix things with his magic to have any hope of freeing his twin sister before time runs out. She's the only one who can stop Armageddon, but only if Sarn saves her first. Curse Breaker Fallout picks up where both His Angelic Keeper Tempted and Curse Breaker Hidden leave off. It takes our heroes on their most personal journey yet. Without trust, there's no magic or love and both are at stake in the final installment of the 11-book crossover that will change everything for every character forever. Lines will be drawn. Sides will be chosen. A war to end all wars is coming. Who will survive it? Get Curse Breaker Fallout to find out. KEYWORDS: epic fantasy, fantasy adventure, sword & sorcery, boxed set, reluctant hero, mage, wizard, sorcerer, magic, enchanted forest, high fantasy, friendship, found family, single parent, journey, demon, ghost, magic lessons, apprentice, secrets, crush, happy for now, action-adventure, good vs evil, betrayal, strong women, dragon obsession, rangers, friends to enemies, indentured, enchantress, queens and royalty, nobility, monster fights, demon battle, kidnapped, left for dead, tricked, the monster awakes, hero's journey, rise of the villain, wrong place, wrong time, dark crystal, dark magic, conspiracy, haunted castle, demon summoners, crimes against magic, Young Adult, fantasy, full-length novel, Dangerous, prophecy, chosen one, come into powers, YA epic fantasy, YA fantasy, teen fantasy, black humor, anger, dark, twisty, Adult fantasy, adult epic fantasy Readers also enjoyed books by Robert Jordon, Mercedes Lackey, Nicholas Eames, Will Wight, Brandon Sanderson, Andrzej Sapkowski, J.R.R. Tolkien, Robin Hobb, Anne McCaffrey, Terry Brooks, Morgan Rice, Jonathan Moeller, Melissa Caruso, Terry Pratchet, N. K. Jemisin, Kevin J. Anderson, Jenn Lyons, David Gaider, Myke Cole, Brian McClellan, John Marco, Michael A. Stackpole, George R. R. Martin, Brent Weeks, A. K. Larkwood, Michelle Sagara