La Profezia Del Paladino

Author: Mark Frost
Editor: Fanucci Editore
ISBN: 8834724178
Size: 12,63 MB
Format: PDF
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NON ATTIRARE L’ATTENZIONE. NON CONFONDERE LA FORTUNA CON UN BUON PIANO. NON COMINCIARE MAI UN COMBATTIMENTO SE NON PUOI PORTARLO A TERMINE. IN FRETTA. Queste sono solo alcune delle regole che Will West ha imparato a seguire. Perciò ha sempre fatto di tutto per passare quasi inosservato, proprio come gli hanno insegnato i suoi genitori. Ma una mattina si sveglia con la sensazione che stia per succedere qualcosa. Durante la sua consueta corsa mattutina, si accorge di essere seguito da una berlina nera con vetri oscurati e uomini vestiti di nero: spaventato, corre talmente veloce da seminare l’auto superando ogni suo record. Arrivato a scuola, Will scopre con sorpresa di aver ottenuto uno stupefacente risultato a un esame e di essere stato reclutato da una scuola più che esclusiva, quasi segreta, il Centro di apprendimento integrato. Da quel momento la vita di Will non sarà più la stessa: una serie di eventi e rivelazioni lo condurranno nel bel mezzo di una lotta millenaria tra forze titaniche, e a quel punto sarà molto difficile rimanere fuori dalla mischia...


Author: Mark Frost
Editor: Ember
ISBN: 037587108X
Size: 16,99 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Readers of I Am Number Four, The Maze Runner, and Legend will love this exciting new adventure series by the co-creator of the groundbreaking television show Twin Peaks, with its unique combination of mystery, heart-pounding action, and the supernatural. Will West is a student of the Center—a school for an elite group of students. After exposing a sinister underground society of students known as the Knights of Charlemagne, Will discovers that he is developing supernatural physical and mental abilities. As he explores his new powers, he and his roommates investigate the Knights' shadowy purpose and soon uncover a plot that could destroy life as we know it. The newly formed alliance will have to separate friend from foe as they prepare for the biggest fight of their lives. From the Hardcover edition.

The Paladin Prophecy

Author: Mark Frost
Editor: Ember
ISBN: 0375871063
Size: 19,62 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A fifteen-year-old boy who has spent his entire life trying to avoid attention finds himself in the middle of a millenia-old struggle between titanic forces when he is simultaneously recruited by an exclusive prep school and followed by sinister agents.

The Six Messiahs

Author: Mark Frost
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0380722291
Size: 20,98 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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The ancient holy texts are missing. The death of the world approaches. Six extraordinary men have shared one vision of a black tower and a river of blood. Somewhere in the desert wastelands of America, the ultimate battle will be waged. The greatest experiment in evil since the beginning of time is under way, with all humanity its designated sacrifice. The future is in the hands of the Six.

Films That Work

Author: Vinzenz Hediger
Editor: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9089640134
Size: 18,55 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Industriële films worden gezien als een apart filmgenre van de twintigste eeuw. Ze werden geproduceerd en gesponsord door de overheid en grote bedrijven en moesten vooral aan de wensen van de sponsors voldoen, en niet zo zeer aan die van de filmmakers. In de hoogtijdagen werkten er duizenden mensen aan deze industriële films. Zo zijn er vakbladen en filmfestivals ontstaan door samenwerking met grote bedrijven als Shell en AT & T. Daarnaast hebben belangrijke regisseurs, zoals Buster Keaton, John Grierson en Alain Resnais, aan deze films meegewerkt. Toch lijkt de industriële film geen spoor te hebben achtergelaten in het filmische culturele discours. Films that Work is het eerste boek waarin de industriële film en zijn opmerkelijke geschiedenis worden onderzocht.

The Inquisition

Author: Taran Matharu
Editor: Feiwel & Friends
ISBN: 1250086892
Size: 14,99 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A New York Times Bestseller! A Publishers Weekly Bestseller! A year has passed since the Tournament. Fletcher and Ignatius have been locked away in Pelt's dungeons, but now they must face trial at the hands of the Inquisition, a powerful institution controlled by those who would delight in Fletcher's downfall. The trial is haunted by ghosts from the past with shocking revelations about Fletcher's origins, but he has little time to dwell on them; the graduating students of Vocans are to be sent deep into the orc jungles to complete a dangerous mission for the king and his council. If they fail, the orcish armies will rise to power beyond anything the Empire has ever seen. With loyal friends Othello and Sylva by his side, Fletcher must battle his way to the heart of Orcdom and save Hominum from destruction . . . or die trying, in this sequel to The Novice by Taran Matharu.

The Little Virtues

Author: Natalia Ginzburg
Editor: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1628729023
Size: 14,95 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this collection of her finest and best-known short essays, Natalia Ginzburg explores both the mundane details and inescapable catastrophes of personal life with the grace and wit that have assured her rightful place in the pantheon of classic mid-century authors. Whether she writes of the loss of a friend, Cesare Pavese; or what is inexpugnable of World War II; or the Abruzzi, where she and her first husband lived in forced residence under Fascist rule; or the importance of silence in our society; or her vocation as a writer; or even a pair of worn-out shoes, Ginzburg brings to her reflections the wisdom of a survivor and the spare, wry, and poetically resonant style her readers have come to recognize. "A glowing light of modern Italian literature . . . Ginzburg's magic is the utter simplicity of her prose, suddenly illuminated by one word that makes a lightning streak of a plain phrase. . . . As direct and clean as if it were carved in stone, it yet speaks thoughts of the heart.' — The New York Times Book Review

The Battlemage

Author: Taran Matharu
Editor: Feiwel & Friends
ISBN: 1250139333
Size: 16,11 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The epic conclusion to the New York Times–bestselling Summoner trilogy, by Taran Matharu! Fletcher and his friends fight for survival in the ether, where they pursue a mortally dangerous quest to rebuild their world and broker peace. Even as hatred threatens to turn friend into foe in The Battlemage, Fletcher must lead a small army of soldiers into battle to protect his ancestral homeland, and face his biggest challenge yet: his nemesis, the albino orc, Khan, who seeks to destroy everything Fletcher holds dear.

Medieval And Renaissance Lactations

Author: Jutta Gisela Sperling
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317098110
Size: 13,60 MB
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The premise of this volume is that the ubiquity of lactation imagery in early modern visual culture and the discourse on breastfeeding in humanist, religious, medical, and literary writings is a distinct cultural phenomenon that deserves systematic study. Chapters by art historians, social and legal historians, historians of science, and literary scholars explore some of the ambiguities and contradictions surrounding the issue, and point to the need for further study, in particular in the realm of lactation imagery in the visual arts. This volume builds on existing scholarship on representations of the breast, the iconography of the Madonna Lactans, allegories of abundance, nature, and charity, women mystics' food-centered practices of devotion, the ubiquitous practice of wet-nursing, and medical theories of conception. It is informed by studies on queer kinship in early modern Europe, notions of sacred eroticism in pre-tridentine Catholicism, feminist investigations of breastfeeding as a sexual practice, and by anthropological and historical scholarship on milk exchange and ritual kinship in ancient Mediterranean and medieval Islamic societies. Proposing a variety of different methods and analytical frameworks within which to consider instances of lactation imagery, breastfeeding practices, and their textual references, this volume also offers tools to support further research on the topic.


Author: Mark Ravinder Frost
Editor: Editions Didier Millet
ISBN: 9814385166
Size: 15,69 MB
Format: PDF
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Brimming with verve and dramatic incident, Singapore: A Biography offers fresh insights into the life story of this island city-state through the personal experiences of the workers, adventurers, rulers and revolutionaries who have shaped its history over the last seven centuries. The authors, drawing on research undertaken in collaboration with the National Museum of Singapore, have woven together ancient chronicles, eyewitness accounts, oral histories and even modern radio and television broadcasts to create a vivid and compelling narrative that brings the past back to life. Grounded in scholarship yet fired by the imagination, this book reveals the Singapore story to have been as rich, diverse and multilayered as the city-state is prosperous, ordered and successful today.