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Cinder

By Marissa Meyer
  • ISBN Code: : 1466800119
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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  • Pdf : cinder.pdf

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The #1 New York Times Bestselling Series! Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth's fate hinges on one girl. . . . Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She's a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world's future. Marissa Meyer on Cinder, writing, and leading men Which of your characters is most like you? I wish I could say that I'm clever and mechanically-minded like Cinder, but no—I can't fix anything. I'm much more like Cress, who makes a brief cameo in Cinder and then takes a more starring role in the third book. She's a romantic and a daydreamer and maybe a little on the naïve side—things that could be said about me too—although she does find courage when it's needed most. I think we'd all like to believe we'd have that same inner strength if we ever needed it. Where do you write? I have a home office that I've decorated with vintage fairy tale treasures that I've collected (my favorite is a Cinderella cookie jar from the forties) and NaNoWriMo posters, but sometimes writing there starts to feel too much like work. On those days I'll write in bed or take my laptop out for coffee or lunch. If you were stranded on a desert island, which character from Cinder would you want with you? Cinder, definitely! She has an internet connection in her brain, complete with the ability to send and receive comms (which are similar to e-mails). We'd just have enough time to enjoy some fresh coconut before we were rescued. The next book in the Lunar Chronicles is called Scarlet, and is about Little Red Riding Hood. What is appealing to you most about this character as you work on the book? Scarlet is awesome—she's very independent, a bit temperamental, and has an outspokenness that tends to get her in trouble sometimes. She was raised by her grandmother, an ex-military pilot who now owns a small farm in southern France, who not only taught Scarlet how to fly a spaceship and shoot a gun, but also to have a healthy respect and appreciation for nature. I guess that's a lot of things that appeal to me about her, but she's been a really fun character to write! (The two leading men in Scarlet, Wolf and Captain Thorne, aren't half bad either.)

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This gripping story set during the life of Queen Boudica brings the Key Stage 2 history curriculum to life. Perfect for fans of historical adventure. Young Rhianna is relived when Queen Boudica takes in her and her sister when their parents die. But there's a darkness in Boudica that's waiting to be unleashed and the Romans will suffer for their crimes against her. Soon Rhianna witnesses much more than the kindness that Boudica has shown her and her sister. There's a battle coming... and a terrible aftermath. Flashbacks offer dramatic stories set in key moments in history, perfect for introducing children to historical topics.

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A love and yet tragic story that will quench you desire of affection, either is love or hate. A story that will allow you to understand the true meaning of love and hate. Sometimes in life we experience the strength and power of love and courage and other times we experience the overpowering strength of hate. This story is a kind that youll devour in one sitting. A fascinating and, yet tragic play of the new age. A young man, whose heart was separated from his soul and his soul from his body, learned to love again without having the scent of desire. What is one to do, when one visions the coming of a disaster that could take the living out of the only life they know?

The Scarlet Lancers

By James Lunt
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  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Book Code : 1473817986
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : History
  • Members : 174
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The 16th/5th Queen's Royal Lancers have long had the reputation of being one of the most efficient, and at the same time one of the least flamboyant, of the British cavalry regiments. The regiment, as it exists today, is the product of the amalgamation after the Great War of two cavalry regiments whose combined battle honours bear witness to their distinguished services. It was first raised as the Royal Dragoons of Ireland, and more recently has returned in triumph from the Gulf War, prior to which not one member of the regiment had seen action, apart from tours in Northern Ireland. In writing this history of the regiment he once commanded, General Lunt offers evidence of the continuing value of tradition and esprit de corps on which the regimental system of the British Army has for so long been based.

The History of England. Volume 4

By Hunt William,R.L. Poole,C. Oman
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 587804823X
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  • Category : History
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The History of England in twelve volumes

Off Shore

By Birgit Braasch,Claudia Müller
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  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Book Code : 3643912463
  • Total of Pages : 296
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The book highlights facets of people's experiences since the 19th century with Atlantic space and the design of their stay on board ships. The contributions range from the perspective of pleasure-seeking tourists, who used ships as a temporary, luxurious homes to the perspective of military personnel, who perceived the Atlantic Passage as a transition between homeland security and potentially dangerous professional operations - the risks of sea voyages even on technically sophisticated ocean liners, whose interiors and services often include grand hotels in the metropolises of the late 19th and 20th century, were discreetly ignored by the passengers. The charm of the Atlantic and the ship, unthinkable in earlier times, should not be decimated in any way.

Atlantis Rain Fields

By Dionne L. Fields
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  • Publisher : Dionne Fields
  • Book Code : 1508651744
  • Total of Pages : 104
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Atlantis Rain Fields Rain Fields discovers, the myth about Atlantis world on his own. Rain a young boy in this novel. He learns about other students called the Atlanteans. And how they learn to survive in the myth world, of Atlantis at school. Nearly nine thousand years ago. A young girl an Atlantean around the age of eight years old. A third grader, who helps Rain learn about her family. She takes Rain to her school, in a dormant volcano, surrounded by a blue crystal.

The Hoodsman - Queens and Widows

By Skye Smith
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  • Publisher : Skye Smith
  • Book Code : 1927699096
  • Total of Pages : 183
  • Category : Fiction
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In 1079, the Conqueror is critically wounded by Raynar in a skirmish at Gerberoi. With the Conqueror ill, Philip of France encourages rebellions against Norman rule. William placates Philip by choosing different sons to be the heirs of Normandy and of England. His favourite son Richard, is to be the next King of the English.

With William ill and rarely in England, Regent Odo and the rest of the Norman ruling class keep to the South. Raynar is in Scotland visiting Margaret when Northumbrian rebels kill the Bishop of Durham. In revenge Odo's army Harrows the North, yet again.

While King Henry is busy securing and rebuilding the West Country after the Category 5 hurricane of August 10th, 1103, Queen Edith must rule the palace and the court of England. With the help of Raynar, Countess Lucy, and Countess Maud, she moves the court from Winchester to Westminster.

About the Author

Skye Smith is my pen name. My ancestors were miners and shepherds near Castleton in the Peaks District of Derbyshire. I have been told by some readers that this series reminds them of Bernard Cornwell’s historical novels, and have always been delighted by the comparison.

This is the tenth of my Hoodsman series of books, and you should read the first “Killing Kings” before you read this book. All of the books contain two timelines linked by characters and places. The “current” story is set in the era of King Henry I in the 1100’s, while the longer “flashback” story is set in the era of King William I after 1066.

I have self-published twelve “The Hoodsman” historical-adventure novels and one Companion reference book for the series:

# - SubTitle
William I Timeline
Henry I Timeline

1. Killing Kings
1066 killing King Harald of Norway (Battle of Stamford Bridge)
1100 killing King William II of England. Henry claims the throne.

2. Hunting Kings
1066 hunting the Conqueror (Battle of Hastings Road)
1100 hunting Henry I (Coronation Charter)

3. Frisians of the Fens
1067/68 rebellions. Edgar Aetheling flees north with Margaret.
1100 amnesty and peace. Henry recruits English bowmen.

4. Saving Princesses
1068/69 rebellions. Margaret weds Scotland (Battle of Durham)
1100/01 Edith of Scotland weds Henry (Battle of Alton)

5. Blackstone Edge
1069/70 rebellions (The Harrowing of the North)
1101 peace while the economy is saved from the bankers

6. Ely Wakes
1070/71 Frisian rebellion (Battles of Ely and Cassel)
1101 Henry collects allies. Mary of Scotland weds Boulogne.

7. Courtesans and Exiles
1072/74 English lords flee abroad (Battle of Montreuil, Edgar surrenders)
1102 Henry collects allies (the honour of Boulogne)

8. The Revolt of the Earls
1075/76 Earls revolt (Battles of Worchester and Fagaduna)
1102 Earls revolt (Battles of Arundel, Bridgnorth, Shropshire)

9. Forest Law
1076/79 fighting Normans in France (London Burned, Battle of Gerberoi)
1103 fighting Normans in Cornwall (Battle of Tamara Sound)

10. Queens and Widows
1079/81 rebellions (Gateshead, Judith of Lens)
1103 Edith made Regent (Force 5 Hurricane)

11. Popes and Emperors
1081 Normans slaughter English exiles (Battle of Dyrrhachium)
1104 Henry visits Normandy (Duchy run by warlords)

12. The Second Invasion
1082/85 power vacuum, peaceful anarchy (Regent Odo arrested enroute to Rome)
1085/87 Re-invasion and Harrowing of all England (Battle of Mantes, Conqueror dies)
1104/05 Henry invades Normandy twice (Battle of Tinchebray)

Other Novels By The Same Author:

The Pistoleer – 9 historical adventures set in the English Civil War.

Maya’s Aura – 8 new age adventures while tripping around the world.

Knut – many historical adventures set in the Viking Era.

Napoleon & The Queen of Prussia

By L. Mühlbach
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  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 541
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 317
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"Napoleon & The Queen of Prussia" is a historical novel representing one of the most fascinating and famous oppositions in the times of Napoleonic wars: the political battle between Napoleon Buonaparte and Queen Elizabeth of Prussia. Napoleon called her "my beautiful enemy" and tried to ruin her reputation in Prussia by spreading gossip. Yet, his intentions failed since the people of Prussia loved their wise and kind queen, who enchanted everyone with her irresistible charm and beauty. When Napoleon first met her in person, he said: "I heard you are the most beautiful of Queens, but I did not know that you are the most beautiful of women." Yet, her charm didn't help her stop the Napoleonic invasion of Prussia. The novel "Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia" lets the reader dive into the atmosphere of the epoch. You learn about the battles, victories, and defeats of the two of the most influential leaders of Europe through the detailed and picturesque scenes of their personal lives._x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_

The Queen of Spades

By Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin
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  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • Book Code : 3986476776
  • Total of Pages : 77
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The Queen of Spades Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin - Pushkin's story tells of the Russianized German card player, Hermann--an engineer in the army in Russia--who becomes obsessed with the secret of three consecutive winning cards after hearing a story about an old countess' winnings years prior. His obsession drives him to manipulate the countess' ward, Lizaveta Ivanovna, into letting him into their home.

Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia

By Luise Mühlbach
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Book Code : 1465538925
  • Total of Pages : 0
  • Category : Prussia (Germany)
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Read and download full book Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia

The Unpublished Letters of Henry St John, First Viscount Bolingbroke Vol 1

By Adrian Lashmore-Davies,Mark Goldie
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000162028
  • Total of Pages : 2160
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 278
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Henry St John, First Viscount Bolingbroke (1678-1751) enjoyed varied political and literary careers. This five-volume edition draws together his letters. It includes a general introduction, headnotes, biographical index and a consolidated index. It is suitable for historians and literary scholars working in the eighteenth century.

Florence Nightingale: The Crimean War

By Lynn McDonald
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  • Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • Book Code : 1554587476
  • Total of Pages : 1096
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 324
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Florence Nightingale is famous as the “lady with the lamp” in the Crimean War, 1854—56. There is a massive amount of literature on this work, but, as editor Lynn McDonald shows, it is often erroneous, and films and press reporting on it have been even less accurate. The Crimean War reports on Nightingale’s correspondence from the war hospitals and on the staggering amount of work she did post-war to ensure that the appalling death rate from disease (higher than that from bullets) did not recur. This volume contains much on Nightingale’s efforts to achieve real reforms. Her well-known, and relatively “sanitized”, evidence to the royal commission on the war is compared with her confidential, much franker, and very thorough Notes on the Health of the British Army, where the full horrors of disease and neglect are laid out, with the names of those responsible.

The Spirits of Wintermist

By Francis D. Homer
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  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Book Code : 1466962054
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 608
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For three thousand years, Terrapin Xon was sealed from the rest of the world by the Thanatos Mountains. Lashtar maintains a watch over the only pass that winds through the range with the North Wall and the Outpost. The boredom is relived with fighting off the occasional Underdweller, bandits, or mad wizards. When Terrapin Xon flows from the pass, they roll over the Outpost and descend on the impregnable North Wall with fighters, mages, and creatures from legends. Lashtar’s defense is overwhelmed. Then, against all military wisdom, Terrapin Xon keeps only a small force at the conquered crossroads, leaving their flanks and rear vulnerable. They drive for the city of Wintermist and the Mage School. Only the young wizard Anton and Duncan of Pentock can save the people and the Spirits of Wintermist before the king of Terrapin Xon releases the wraiths. Before these young men can bring their respective forces together, they must overcome their own personal demons. The wizard and fighter must gather entities from differing generations, skills, and cultures. They must form a unity and defy the prophecy of the Northland. They must turn back the invading force of Terrapin Xon before a legion can be unleashed.

Nether Sea

By Qi Lian
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  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Book Code : 1648977634
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 102
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In 1976, a Chinese and British drilling team secretly entered the mountains of the barbarians on the border between China and Myanmar, carrying out a shocking plan. Members of different countries cooperate outwardly but each has its own agenda, secretly seeking their own best interests. When they for that plan more than 1000 meters underground, but found that someone had already arrived here, followed by many mysterious events emerge: the rebellion of the ancient nanzhao, the secret between the three emperors of the Ming dynasty, the mysterious underworld forged by the king of the yuan dynasty, the origin and decline of the west sea cloud country, the miao dynasty uprising...... Buried in this vast ocean of the dark! All sorts of disasters had come back to life due to death. In 76 years, only four out of hundreds of people came out alive, and my grandfather was one of them! A few decades later, my grandpa suddenly disappeared mysteriously, and a body that had long died at the bottom of Savage Mountain wrapped around me ...

Queens, Eunuchs and Concubines in Islamic History, 661-1257

By Taef El-Azhari
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  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Book Code : 1474423191
  • Total of Pages : 472
  • Category : History
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Drawing on specific historical case studies and events, this book looks at the role of women, mothers, wives, eunuchs, concubines, qahramans and atabegs in the dynamics and manipulation of medieval Islamic politics.

International Military Alliances, 1648-2008

By Douglas M. Gibler
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  • Publisher : CQ Press
  • Book Code : 1604266848
  • Total of Pages : 1001
  • Category : Political Science
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The inaugural title in the Correlates of War series from CQ Press, this 2-volume set catalogs every official interstate alliance signed from the Peace of Westphalia in 1648 through the early twenty-first century, ranking it among the most thorough and accessible reviews of formal military treaties ever published. Maps and introductions showcase the effects of alliances on the region or international system in century-specific chapters, while individual narratives and summaries of alliances simultaneously provide basic information, such as dates and member states, as well as essential insights on the conditions that prompted the agreement. Additionally, separate and/or secret articles are highlighted for additional context and interest. Supplementary features of this two-volume set include: A timeline cataloging major events in political and military history Guides listing allegiances by region and by century An alphabetical treaty index Maps illustrating political boundaries across the centuries International Military Alliances is an indispensable resource for any library serving students of law, politics, history, and military science.