Warriors Le Nuove Furie

Author: Alan D. Altieri
ISBN: 9788850228393
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"Kogon non riusciva a ricordare nient'altro. Solo la guerra. Forse, non c'era mai stato nient'altro. Da nessun'altra parte, in nessun altro tempo, in nessun altro spazio. Impossibile rallentarla. Impossibile fermarla. La guerra è eterna." In questo nuovo volume di racconti del "maestro italiano dell'Apocalisse", in prima linea, su tutti i campi di fuoco, le terre desolate e le frontiere di tenebra del mondo c'è una schiera di formidabili personaggi femminili: warriors, guerriere di tutte le battaglie perdute, le nuove furie. Come il soldato Kogon, sniper, perso nel tempo infinito della guerra eterna di Contatto con il nemico (quasi un "manifesto" della visione apocalittica di Altieri); o come il sergente specialista dei Rangers Katherine Lydia Ash in "T/meK"; o ancora come il micidiale sergente maggiore Alberta Venn di "Victory"! O come infine Brenda Kristen Danforth-Ross e Susan Lee Halpern, oscuri angeli della morte protagonisti del romanzo-breve che chiude la raccolta. Risorto dalle fibre di un vecchio racconto di Altieri, "Los(t) Angel(e)s" è a tutti gli effetti un inedito, una storia di rara potenza in cui devastazione fisica e morale, sporchi giochi finanziari e politici ed esplosioni di sentimenti primordiali si intrecciano sullo sfondo infernale della Città degli Angeli. Gli Angeli Perduti.

The Immortalists

Author: Chloe Benjamin
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0735213186
Size: 17,11 MB
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It's 1969 in New York City's Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children -- four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness -- sneak out to hear their fortunes. Their prophecies inform their next five decades. Golden-boy Simon escapes to the West Coast, searching for love in '80s San Francisco. Dreamy Klara becomes a Las Vegas magician, obsessed with blurring reality and fantasy. Eldest son Daniel seeks security as an army doctor post-9/11, hoping to control fate. Bookish Varya throws herself into longevity research, where she tests the boundary between science and immortality. The Immortalists probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next. It is a deeply moving testament to the power of story, the nature of belief, and the unrelenting pull of familial bonds.

Crossing To Safety

Author: Wallace Stegner
Editor: Modern Library
ISBN: 9780307430861
Size: 17,97 MB
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Introduction by Terry Tempest Williams Afterword by T. H. Watkins Called a “magnificently crafted story . . . brimming with wisdom” by Howard Frank Mosher in The Washington Post Book World, Crossing to Safety has, since its publication in 1987, established itself as one of the greatest and most cherished American novels of the twentieth century. Tracing the lives, loves, and aspirations of two couples who move between Vermont and Wisconsin, it is a work of quiet majesty, deep compassion, and powerful insight into the alchemy of friendship and marriage.

The Winter King

Author: Bernard Cornwell
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 125001736X
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It takes a remarkable writer to make an old story as fresh and compelling as the first time we heard it. With The Winter King, the first volume of his magnificent Warlord Chronicles, Bernard Cornwell finally turns to the story he was born to write: the mythic saga of King Arthur. The tale begins in Dark Age Britain, a land where Arthur has been banished and Merlin has disappeared, where a child-king sits unprotected on the throne, where religion vies with magic for the souls of the people. It is to this desperate land that Arthur returns, a man at once utterly human and truly heroic: a man of honor, loyalty, and amazing valor; a man who loves Guinevere more passionately than he should; a man whose life is at once tragic and triumphant. As Arthur fights to keep a flicker of civilization alive in a barbaric world, Bernard Cornwell makes a familiar tale into a legend all over again.

The Old Guard Book One Opening Fire

Author: Greg Rucka
Editor: Image Comics
ISBN: 1534306080
Size: 18,93 MB
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Collecting the critically acclaimed miniseries by GREG RUCKA and LEANDRO FERNANDEZ. Old soldiers never dieÉand some of them donÕt even fade away. Cursed with immortality, Andromache of Scythia and her comrades-in-arms ply their trade for those who can findÑand affordÑtheir services. But in the 21st century, being immortal is a difficult secret to keep, and when you live long enough, you learn that there are many fates far worse than death. Collects THE OLD GUARD #1-5

The Immigrants

Author: Howard Fast
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402247026
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The first book in bestselling author Howard Fast's beloved family saga "A most wonderful book...there hasn't been a novel in years that can do a job on readers' emotions that the last fifty pages of The Immigrants does." -Los Angeles Times In this sweeping journey of love and fortune, master storyteller Howard Fast recounts the rise and fall of a family of roughneck immigrants determined to make their way in America at the turn of the century. Quick to ascend from the tragic depths of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, Dan Lavette becomes the head of a powerful shipping empire and establishes himself among the city's cultural elite. But when he finds himself caught in a loveless marriage to the daughter of San Francisco's richest family, a scandalous love affair threatens to destroy the empire Dan has built for himself. The first of a compelling family saga, The Immigrants is a fast-paced, emotional novel that captures the wide range of relationships among immigrant families during the tumultuous events that defined the early twentieth century in America. "A non-stop page-turner...moving, vivid...a splendid achievement!" -Erica Jong "Howard Fast is fiercely American. He is one of ours, one of our very best!" -Los Angeles Times "Warmth...Power...Tenderness...Excitement...Readers will find themselves anxiously awaiting the sequel." -Columbus Dispatch


Author: Barbara Hambly
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453216863
Size: 18,19 MB
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An idealistic young prince convinces an aging warrior and a struggling witch to help him kill the dragon that is terrorizing his kingdom As a vicious dragon stalks the Southlands, Crown Prince Gareth ventures to the forbidding North in search of the only man who can kill it. He is Lord Aversin, the Dragonsbane, whose dragon-slaying days have won him renown across the land. But when Gareth finds Lord Aversin, he discovers the mighty hero is squat and bespectacled, the ruler of a mud-village who admits that he killed the dragon not with a lance, but with ignoble poison. Still, he’ll have to do. Gareth and Aversin set off in company with Jenny Waynest, a witch with great ambitions but disappointingly puny powers—a ragtag crew destined to become legendary, or die in the attempt. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Barbara Hambly, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

The Light Fantastic

Author: Terry Pratchett
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061801150
Size: 14,14 MB
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Terry Pratchett's profoundly irreverent, bestselling novels have garnered him a revered position in the halls of parody next to the likes of Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen. In The Light Fantastic, only one individual can save the world from a disastrous collision. Unfortunately, the hero happens to be the singularly inept wizard Rincewind, who was last seen falling off the edge of the world.

Dancing On Broken Glass

Author: Ka Hancock
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451637381
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A powerfully written novel offering an intimate look at a beautiful marriage and how bipolar disorder and cancer affect it, Dancing on Broken Glass by Ka Hancock perfectly illustrates the enduring power of love. Lucy Houston and Mickey Chandler probably shouldn’t have fallen in love, let alone gotten married. They’re both plagued with faulty genes—he has bipolar disorder, and she has a ravaging family history of breast cancer. But when their paths cross on the night of Lucy’s twenty-first birthday, sparks fly, and there’s no denying their chemistry. Cautious every step of the way, they are determined to make their relationship work—and they put it all in writing. Mickey promises to take his medication. Lucy promises not to blame him for what is beyond his control. He promises honesty. She promises patience. Like any marriage, they have good days and bad days—and some very bad days. In dealing with their unique challenges, they make the heartbreaking decision not to have children. But when Lucy shows up for a routine physical just shy of their eleventh anniversary, she gets an impossible surprise that changes everything. Everything. Suddenly, all their rules are thrown out the window, and the two of them must redefine what love really is. An unvarnished portrait of a marriage that is both ordinary and extraordinary, Dancing on Broken Glass takes readers on an unforgettable journey of the heart.

The Alchemist

Author: Paulo Coelho
Editor: HarperThorsons
ISBN: 9780008144227
Size: 17,13 MB
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This is an adventure story about a young shepherd boy who learns how to live his dreams. This is a story which has been compared to the works of Richard Bach, and is aimed at the young and old alike.