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Red Sister

By Mark Lawrence
  • ISBN Code: : 110198886X
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
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The international bestselling author of the Broken Empire and the Red Queen’s War trilogies begins a stunning epic fantasy series about a secretive order of holy warriors... At the Convent of Sweet Mercy, young girls are raised to be killers. In some few children the old bloods show, gifting rare talents that can be honed to deadly or mystic effect. But even the mistresses of sword and shadow don’t truly understand what they have purchased when Nona Grey is brought to their halls. A bloodstained child of nine falsely accused of murder, guilty of worse, Nona is stolen from the shadow of the noose. It takes ten years to educate a Red Sister in the ways of blade and fist, but under Abbess Glass’s care there is much more to learn than the arts of death. Among her class Nona finds a new family—and new enemies. Despite the security and isolation of the convent, Nona’s secret and violent past finds her out, drawing with it the tangled politics of a crumbling empire. Her arrival sparks old feuds to life, igniting vicious struggles within the church and even drawing the eye of the emperor himself. Beneath a dying sun, Nona Grey must master her inner demons, then loose them on those who stand in her way.

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  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Book Code : 0451493516
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  • Pdf File: big-sister-little-sister-red-sister.pdf

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  • Publisher : Penguin
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  • Pdf File: red-queen.pdf

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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101543299
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: prince-of-thorns.pdf

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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1504040449
  • Total of Pages : 180
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: blood-red-sister-rose.pdf

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Jehannette, an illiterate peasant girl of seventeen, hears voices that tell her she must help the Dauphin become king. But this proves hard to accomplish in 15th century France as the British occupy parts of the country, including Rheims where the crowning must take place. Jehannette must first convince the Dauphin of her mission and then help lead his army to push back the occupiers. Will this tough, radical yet vulnerable girl be able to triumph without questioning her own sanity? Thomas Keneally’s interpretation of Joan of Arc contains a new vigor and authenticity not before seen in the Maid of Orleans stories. Capturing with incredible detail the realities of 15th century life, Blood Red, Sister Rose imaginatively portrays one of history’s most inspiring passages with immediacy and drama.

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  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Book Code : 0307363120
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : History
  • Members : 502
  • Pdf File: empress-dowager-cixi.pdf

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From the beloved, internationally bestselling author of Wild Swans, and co-author of the bestselling Mao: The Unknown Story, the dramatic, epic biography of the unusual woman who ruled China for 50 years, from concubine to Empress, overturning centuries of traditions and formalities to bring China into the modern world. A woman, an Empress of immense wealth who was largely a prisoner within the compound walls of her palaces, a mother, a ruthless enemy, and a brilliant strategist: Chang makes a compelling case that Cixi was one of the most formidable and enlightened rulers of any nation. Cixi led an intense and singular life. Chosen at the age of 12 to be a concubine by the Emperor Xianfeng, she gave birth to his only male heir who at four was designated Emperor when his father died in 1861. In a brilliant move, the young woman enlisted the help of the Emperor's widow and the two women orchestrated a coup that ousted the regents and made Cixi sole Regent. Untrained and untaught, the two studied history and politics together, ruling the huge nation from behind a curtain. When her boy died, Cixi designated a young nephew as Emperor, continuing her reign till her death in 1908. Chang gives us a complex, riveting portrait of Cixi through a reign as long as that of her fellow Empress, Victoria, whom she longed to meet: her ruthlessness in fighting off rivals; her curiosity to learn; her reliance on Westerners who she placed in key positions; and her sensitivity and desire to preserve the distinctiveness of China's past while overturning traditions (she, as Chang reveals--not Mao, as he claimed--banned footbinding) and exposing its culture to western ideas and technology.

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  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Book Code : 0316532738
  • Total of Pages : 640
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: the-dragon-of-jin-sayeng.pdf

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In The Dragon of Jin-Sayeng, the queen of a divided land must unite her people against the enemies who threaten to tear her country apart. K. S. Villoso is a "powerful new voice in fantasy." (Kameron Hurley) Queen Talyien is finally home, but dangers she never imagined await her in the shadowed halls of her father's castle. War is on the horizon. Her son has been stolen from her, her warlords despise her, and across the sea, a cursed prince threatens her nation with invasion in order to win her hand. Worse yet, her father's ancient secrets are dangerous enough to bring Jin-Sayeng to ruin. Dark magic tears rifts in the sky, preparing to rain down madness, chaos, and the possibility of setting her nation aflame. Bearing the brunt of the past and uncertain about her future, Talyien will need to decide between fleeing her shadows or embracing them before the whole world becomes an inferno. The Chronicles of the Wolf Queen The Wolf of Oren-yaro The Ikessar Falcon The Dragon of Jin-Sayeng "The stunning conclusion of the Chronicles of the Wolf Queen series is filled with high-stakes action, emotions, and magic, with an ending that will not disappoint." (Library Journal, starred review)

War Storm

By Victoria Aveyard
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062423010
  • Total of Pages : 672
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 920
  • Pdf File: war-storm.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The #1 New York Times bestselling Red Queen series comes to a stunning conclusion in War Storm. VICTORY COMES AT A PRICE. Mare Barrow learned this all too well when Cal’s betrayal nearly destroyed her. Now determined to protect her heart—and secure freedom for Reds and newbloods like her—Mare resolves to overthrow the kingdom of Norta once and for all . . . starting with the crown on Maven’s head. But no battle is won alone, and before the Reds may rise as one, Mare must side with the boy who broke her heart in order to defeat the boy who almost broke her. Cal’s powerful Silver allies, alongside Mare and the Scarlet Guard, prove a formidable force. But Maven is driven by an obsession so deep, he will stop at nothing to have Mare as his own again, even if it means demolish everything—and everyone—in his path. War is coming, and all Mare has fought for hangs in the balance. Will victory be enough to topple the Silver kingdoms? Or will the little lightning girl be forever silenced? In the epic conclusion to Victoria Aveyard’s stunning series, Mare must embrace her fate and summon all her power . . . for all will be tested, but not all will survive. Plus don't miss Realm Breaker! Irresistibly action-packed and full of lethal surprises, this stunning fantasy series from Victoria Aveyard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Red Queen series, begins where hope is lost and asks: When the heroes have fallen, who will take up the sword?

Do You Dream of Terra-Two?

By Temi Oh
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1534437436
  • Total of Pages : 544
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 410
  • Pdf File: do-you-dream-of-terra-two.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An NPR favorite book of 2019 Winner of the ALA/YALSA Alex Award When an Earth-like planet is discovered, a team of six teens, along with three veteran astronauts, embark on a twenty-year trip to set up a planet for human colonization—but find that space is more deadly than they ever could have imagined. Have you ever hoped you could leave everything behind? Have you ever dreamt of a better world? Can a dream sustain a lifetime? A century ago, an astronomer discovered an Earth-like planet orbiting a nearby star. She predicted that one day humans would travel there to build a utopia. Today, ten astronauts are leaving everything behind to find it. Four are veterans of the twentieth century’s space-race. And six are teenagers who’ve trained for this mission most of their lives. It will take the team twenty-three years to reach Terra-Two. Twenty-three years locked in close quarters. Twenty-three years with no one to rely on but each other. Twenty-three years with no rescue possible, should something go wrong. And something always goes wrong.

The Fractal Prince

By Hannu Rajaniemi
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  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Book Code : 1429986638
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 937
  • Pdf File: the-fractal-prince.pdf

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"The good thing is, no one will ever die again. The bad thing is, everyone will want to." A physicist receives a mysterious paper. The ideas in it are far, far ahead of current thinking and quite, quite terrifying. In a city of "fast ones," shadow players, and jinni, two sisters contemplate a revolution. And on the edges of reality a thief, helped by a sardonic ship, is trying to break into a Schrödinger box for his patron. In the box is his freedom. Or not. Jean de Flambeur is back. And he's running out of time. In Hannu Rajaniemi's sparkling follow-up to the critically acclaimed international sensation The Quantum Thief, he returns to his awe-inspiring vision of the universe...and we discover what the future held for Earth. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Quicksilver Court

By Melissa Caruso
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  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Book Code : 0316454362
  • Total of Pages : 544
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 917
  • Pdf File: the-quicksilver-court.pdf

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"A classic, breathtaking adventure brimful of dangerous magic and clever politics."―Tasha Suri, author of The Jasmine Throne Loyalties are tested and nations clash in the second novel of a fresh epic fantasy series bursting with adventure, intrigue, ambition, and deadly magic. Ryxander, the Warden of Gloamingard, has failed. Unsealed by her blood, the Door hidden within the black tower has opened. Now, for the first time since the age of the Graces, demons walk the world. As tensions grow between nations, all eyes—and daggers—are set on Morgrain, which has fallen under the Demon of Discord’s control. When an artifact with the power to wipe out all life in a domain is stolen, Ryx will do whatever it takes to save her home from destruction. But success may demand a larger sacrifice from Ryx than she could have imagined. Praise for Rooks and Ruin: "Block out time to binge this can't-stop story filled with danger and unexpected disaster. From the fresh take on time-honored tropes to a crunchy, intrigue-filled story, The Obsidian Tower is a must-read for lovers of high fantasy."―C. L. Polk, World Fantasy award-winning author of Witchmark "This is a truly excellent fantasy and an epic beginning for a new trilogy."―Locus Rooks and Ruin The Obsidian Tower The Quicksilver Court For more from Melissa Caruso, check out: Swords and Fire The Tethered Mage The Defiant Heir The Unbroken Empire

The Causal Angel

By Hannu Rajaniemi
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  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Book Code : 1429956100
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 301
  • Pdf File: the-causal-angel.pdf

Book Short Summary:

With his infectious love of storytelling in all its forms, his rich characterization and his unrivaled grasp of thrillingly bizarre cutting-edge science, Hannu Rajaniemi swiftly set a new benchmark for Science Fiction in the 21st century. Now, with his third novel, he completes the tale of the many lives, and minds, of gentleman rogue Jean de Flambeur. Influenced as much by the fin de siècle novels of Maurice leBlanc as he is by the greats of SF, Rajaniemi weaves intricate, warm capers through dazzling science, extraordinary visions of a wild future,and deep conjectures on the nature of reality and story. In The Causal Angel we will discover the ultimate fates of Jean, his employer Miele, the independently minded ship Perhonnen, and the rest of a fractured and diverse humanity flung throughout the solar system. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

I Don't Want To Be Crazy

By Samantha Schutz
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  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Book Code : 0545231728
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 236
  • Pdf File: i-don-t-want-to-be-crazy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A harrowing, remarkable poetry memoir about one girl's struggle with anxiety disorder. This is a true story of growing up, breaking down, and coming to grips with a psychological disorder. When Samantha Schutz first left home for college, she was excited by the possibilities -- freedom from parents, freedom from a boyfriend who was reckless with her affections, freedom from the person she was supposed to be. At first, she revelled in the independence. . . but as pressures increased, she began to suffer anxiety attacks that would leave her mentally shaken and physically incapacitated. Thus began a hard road of discovery and coping, powerfully rendered in this poetry memoir.

Tempted with You

By Evey Lyon
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  • Publisher : E.H. Lyon
  • Book Code : 1736279246
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 993
  • Pdf File: tempted-with-you.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Nate Kade is the sexy former hockey player who has never been so tempted… I’m many things—former sports star, owner of the successful bar Matchbox—and there’s no shortage of women willing to warm my bed for the night either. Everyone around me is settling down, but that’s just not my style. No, I prefer against-the-door activities with a woman I’ve just met. But I should probably pay attention to details. Because that one-night-stand beauty? Turns out she’s my business partner and friend’s newfound sister—oops. Melanie is ten years younger, just discovered she has an overprotective brother, and is new to town. Not only is Melanie my new next-door neighbor, but she seems to be turning up everywhere—including the ice rink where she also skates. I make it clear that our one night will not be getting a repeat, but she isn’t entirely on board with my policy. And I’m finding it hard to resist a second round. In fact, I may just be beginning to realize that I may finally be tempted to have it all with someone. Tempted with You is the fifth and final sweet and sexy standalone novel from the Matchbox series where you can revisit your favorite characters throughout. This new adult sports romance is perfect for readers who enjoy a hockey player living in forced proximity to his friend's younger sister, who he falls for, may just fall for Nate!

Way Too Much Fun in Dispatch

By Cindy Jazwick
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Book Code : 1490716866
  • Total of Pages : 76
  • Category : Humor
  • Members : 681
  • Pdf File: way-too-much-fun-in-dispatch.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Funny things that people do in everyday life. You can sit back and laugh at yourself.

Grey Sister

By Mark Lawrence
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101988894
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 850
  • Pdf File: grey-sister.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The second novel in a brilliant fantasy trilogy from the international bestselling author of Prince of Thorns. Behind its walls, the Convent of Sweet Mercy has trained young girls to hone their skills for centuries. In Mystic Class, Novice Nona Grey has begun to learn the secrets of the universe. But so often even the deepest truths just make our choices harder. Before she leaves the convent, Nona must choose which order to dedicate herself to—and whether her path will lead to a life of prayer and service or one of the blade and the fist. All that stands between her and these choices are the pride of a thwarted assassin, the designs of a would-be empress wielding the Inquisition like a knife, and the vengeance of the empire's richest lord. As the world narrows around her, and her enemies attack her through the system she is sworn to, Nona must find her own path despite the competing pulls of friendship, revenge, ambition, and loyalty. And in all this only one thing is certain: there will be blood.

Holy Sister

By Mark Lawrence
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101988924
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 347
  • Pdf File: holy-sister.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The searing conclusion of the thrilling epic fantasy trilogy that saw a young girl trained by an arcane order of nuns grow into the fiercest of warriors... They came against her as a child. Now they face the woman. The ice is advancing, the Corridor narrowing, and the empire is under siege from the Scithrowl in the east and the Durns in the west. Everywhere, the emperor’s armies are in retreat. Nona Grey faces the final challenges that must be overcome if she is to become a full sister in the order of her choice. But it seems unlikely that she and her friends will have time to earn a nun’s habit before war is on their doorstep. Even a warrior like Nona cannot hope to turn the tide of war. The shiphearts offer strength that she might use to protect those she loves, but it’s a power that corrupts. A final battle is coming in which she will be torn between friends, unable to save them all. A battle in which her own demons will try to unmake her. A battle in which hearts will be broken, lovers lost, thrones burned.

Record of Strange News in Northeast

By Sun PangZi
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  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Book Code : 1648144381
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 170
  • Pdf File: record-of-strange-news-in-northeast.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In the vast northeast, there are countless strange legends. The protagonist of this book was originally a young man with no ambition, but he was destined for ghosts all his life. After difficulties and obstacles, he gradually grew into a strong and righteous man. His life is not only the life of killing demons and removing demons, but also the life of saving the declining human nature.

Christians in Egypt

By Andrea B. Rugh
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137566132
  • Total of Pages : 242
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 498
  • Pdf File: christians-in-egypt.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Christians in the Middle East have come under increasing pressure in recent years with the rise of radical Islam. In Egypt, the large Coptic Christian community has traditionally played an important political and historical role. This book examines Egyptian Christians' responses to sectarian pressures in both national and local contexts.