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Stone in the Sky

By Cecil Castellucci
  • ISBN Code: : 1626721513
  • Publisher : Roaring Brook Press
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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Brother Blue. His name, even the color, filled me with a furious fire of pure hatred. Years ago, Tula Bane was beaten and left for dead on a remote space station far from Earth, her home planet. She started with nothing and had no one, but over time, she found a home, a family, and even love. When it's discovered that the abandoned planet beneath the station is abundant with a rare and valuable resource, aliens from across the galaxy race over to strike it rich. With them comes trouble, like the man who nearly killed Tula years ago—the man she has dreamed of destroying ever since. In this sequel to Tin Star, Cecil Castellucci takes readers on an extraordinary adventure through space in a thrilling and thoughtful exploration of what it means to love, to hate, and to be human.

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When the mysterious Nowhere Emporium arrives in Glasgow, orphan Daniel Holmes stumbles upon it quite by accident. Before long, the 'shop from nowhere' -- and its owner, Mr Silver -- draw Daniel into a breathtaking world of magic and enchantment. Recruited as Mr Silver's apprentice, Daniel learns the secrets of the Emporium's vast labyrinth of passageways and rooms -- rooms that contain wonders beyond anything Daniel has ever imagined. But when Mr Silver disappears, and a shadow from the past threatens everything, the Emporium and all its wonders begin to crumble. Can Daniel save his home, and his new friends, before the Nowhere Emporium is destroyed forever? Scottish Children's Book Award winner Ross MacKenzie unleashes a riot of imagination, colour and fantasy in this astonishing adventure, perfect for fans of Philip Pullman, Corneila Funke and Neil Gaiman.

Domineering Air Breaks the Sky

By Yi Shi
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  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Book Code : 1647879590
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 994
  • Pdf File: domineering-air-breaks-the-sky.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"This is a world formed by Qi, but the universe is all-encompassing. Strange and wonderful things happen in this world, and in this world, there are many rare treasures, the materials of heaven and earth." Under the nurturing from "Qi", other than the precious mortal rank, there were also the Heaven and Earth Spirit Beast.Luo Qi had used his legendary life in the Qi Training. In this aspect, he was a genius, and he had given up many things in order to cultivate.But when his Qi Training had reached its peak, he was instead at a loss!Especially when Qing Er died, everything that he had been chasing after, suddenly became unimportant, but was already dead, unable to revive.Although this article has not cultivated immortal language, the main point is that the human world itself seeks not the continuation of longevity, but the meaning of life. Roche feels that everything has meaning only when you are with someone you love. "

Stone Mattress

By Margaret Atwood
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  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Book Code : 0771006829
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 879
  • Pdf File: stone-mattress.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In Margaret Atwood's stunning new collection of stories, her first since her #1 nationally bestselling 2006 collection, Moral Disorder, she returns to the here and now in this brilliant, new collection of stories. In these nine dazzlingly inventive and rewarding stories, Margaret Atwood's signature dark humour, playfulness, and deadly seriousness are in abundance. In "Freeze-Dried Bridegroom," a man who bids on a storage locker has a surprise. In "Lusus Naturae," a woman with a genetic abnormality is mistaken for a vampire. In "I Dream of Zenia with the Bright Red Teeth," we remeet Tony, Charis, and Roz from The Robber Bride, but, years later, as their nemesis is seen in an unexpected form. In "Torching the Dusties," an elderly lady with Charles Bonnet's syndrome comes to terms with the little people she keeps seeing, while a newly formed populist group gathers to burn down her retirement residence. In "Stone Mattress," a long-ago crime is revenged in the Arctic. This is classic Margaret Atwood, and she is at the very top of her form.

Green Stone Moldavite

By Edalfo Lanfranchi
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  • Publisher : XinXii
  • Book Code : 3960286074
  • Total of Pages : 286
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 585
  • Pdf File: green-stone-moldavite.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Stones speak with their silence as if these were the witnesses of our universe. They seem beings motionless and silent, but it isn’t true. Inside them is the secular momentum that has the universe: the eternal presence of the Supreme Being. Every stone is an expression of love. None can be discarded; each one has its history. These are pre-fated for things that no one yet knows for sure, but stones have their purpose. Time will tell. Some are equivalent to the ascended masters. Among these is the green stone "Moldavite". It was originally found in a small region of the Czech Republic near the Vltava River, and now this is in Venezuela. Stone Ra according to the Egyptians –and, perhaps by other names that we do not know. An important and precious and powerful gem is this stone, which we should be treated with respect. It is pure energy, immortal fire, power trapped in human life. Ancient civilizations have left their record surrounded with mystery. Its mother's house is the constellation Orion. It contains all knowledge of the universe. It is here to help us. It is our traveling companion and our protector. We should trust her.

Deliveryman of the Heaven

By Wu NianMoJian
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  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Book Code : 1649356382
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 725
  • Pdf File: deliveryman-of-the-heaven.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Wei Qing had a very special job. Sending couts to all the deities of the six realms, and even snatching red packets from WeChat! From then on, Wei Qing's life became very enchanting. Di, you have a courier from the God of Fortune, please pay attention to check.

The Falling Sky

By Davi Kopenawa
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  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Book Code : 067472707X
  • Total of Pages : 648
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 338
  • Pdf File: the-falling-sky.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Anthropologist Bruce Albert captures the poetic voice of Davi Kopenawa, shaman and spokesman for the Yanomami of the Brazilian Amazon, in this unique reading experience--a coming-of-age story, historical account, and shamanic philosophy, but most of all an impassioned plea to respect native rights and preserve the Amazon rainforest.

Ambassador 5: Blue Diamond Sky

By Patty Jansen
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  • Publisher : Patty Jansen
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 685
  • Pdf File: ambassador-5.pdf

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As Cory takes a well-earned rest and finally submits to proper weapons training, he and a couple of people from his household go on a hunting trip in the marshland between Barresh and the turquoise sea. A bad storm has come through recently and on a deserted beach, Cory finds something Earthly that doesn’t belong there: a message in a bottle, a piece of paper with HELP scratched on it with a sharp object. In Isla. Cory has a list of all humans in Barresh: it’s very short and no one is missing. A few days later, he receives a curious message through official channels, from a woman on Earth whose rich businessman husband went on a trip of a lifetime “in a place where you can surf with plesiosaurs in turquoise waves”. Cory knows the guy advertising the trip. He’s a shady character. He also knows where the “plesiosaurs” are. They’re not particularly friendly. Not to mention that the area is on the land of a viciously territorial Pengali tribe. As it turns out, those are the least of his worries. Will appeal to readers of C.J. Cherryh's science fiction, Lois McMaster Bujold's Miles series, Lindsay Buroker, Anne McCaffrey and Glynn Stewart

Islands in the Sky

By Arthur C. Clarke
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  • Publisher : Rosetta Books
  • Book Code : 0795325606
  • Total of Pages : 157
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 192
  • Pdf File: islands-in-the-sky.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The technologically groundbreaking novel of space exploration from the only science fiction author nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Roy Malcolm has always been fascinated by space travel. And when he wins a voyage to the Inner Space Station as a game show prize, he’s sure it’s the trip of a lifetime. Before long, Roy is taken in by the young crew—and shares their adventures and lives. One of Arthur C. Clarke’s earliest novels, Islands in the Sky is particularly noteworthy for its description of geostationary communications satellites. While this technology was nonexistent during the writing of this book, it later became commonplace—and Clarke is credited with the first practical descriptions of such technology. This book is compelling not just as a fictional tale, but as an example of the prescient power of Clarke’s vision. “[Clarke is] one of the truly prophetic figures of the space age.” —The New Yorker