Warriors Le Nuove Furie

Author: Alan D. Altieri
ISBN: 9788850228393
Size: 14,87 MB
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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.

Letters From Burma

Author: Aung San Suu Kyi
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141039531
Size: 11,94 MB
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Letters from Burma - an unforgettable collection from the Nobel Peace prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi In these astonishing letters, Aung San Suu Kyi reaches out beyond Burma's borders to paint for her readers a vivid and poignant picture of her native land. Here she celebrates the courageous army officers, academics, actors and everyday people who have supported the National League for Democracy, often at great risk to their own lives. She reveals the impact of political decisions on the people of Burma, from the terrible cost to the children of imprisoned dissidents - allowed to see their parents for only fifteen minutes every fortnight - to the effect of inflation on the national diet and of state repression on traditions of hospitality. She also evokes the beauty of the country's seasons and scenery, customs and festivities that remain so close to her heart. Through these remarkable letters, the reader catches a glimpse of exactly what is at stake as Suu Kyi fights on for freedom in Burma, and of the love for her homeland that sustains her non-violent battle. Includes an introduction from Fergal Keane 'Aung San Suu Kyi has become a global symbol of peaceful resistance, courage and apparently endless endurance' Guardian 'A real hero in an age of phony phone-in celebrity, which hands out that title freely to the most spoiled and underqualified' Bono, Time Aung San Suu Kyi is the leader of Burma's National League for Democracy. She was placed under house arrest in Rangoon in 1989, where she remained for almost 15 of the 21 years until her release in 2010, becoming one of the world's most prominent political prisoners. She is also the author of the collection of writings Freedom from Fear.

Crossing To Safety

Author: Wallace Stegner
Editor: Modern Library
ISBN: 9780307430861
Size: 18,89 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 Old Guard Book One Opening Fire

Author: Greg Rucka
Editor: Image Comics
ISBN: 1534306080
Size: 10,22 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


Author: Barbara Hambly
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453216863
Size: 16,86 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.

Blood Rights

Author: Kristen Painter
Editor: Orbit
ISBN: 0316193097
Size: 17,16 MB
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Gothic fantasy meets vampire fiction in this debut novel from Kristen Painter - full of politics, intrigue, and blood. Born into a life of secrets and service, Chrysabelle's body bears the telltale marks of a comarré -- a special race of humans bred to feed vampire nobility. When her patron is murdered, she becomes the prime suspect, which sends her running into the mortal world...and into the arms of Malkolm, an outcast vampire cursed to kill every being from whom he drinks. Now, Chrysabelle and Malkolm must work together to stop a plot to merge the mortal and supernatural worlds. If they fail, a chaos unlike anything anyone has ever seen will threaten to reign.

Elements Of Fiction Writing Characters Viewpoint

Author: Orson Scott Card
Editor: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781599632698
Size: 19,50 MB
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Vivid and memorable characters aren't born: they have to be made This book is a set of tools: literary crowbars, chisels, mallets, pliers and tongs. Use them to pry, chip, yank and sift good characters out of the place where they live in your imagination. Award-winning author Orson Scott Card explains in depth the techniques of inventing, developing and presenting characters, plus handling viewpoint in novels and short stories. With specific examples, he spells out your narrative options—the choices you'll make in creating fictional people so "real" that readers will feel they know them like members of their own families. You'll learn how to: Draw characters from a variety of sources Make characters show who they are by the things they do and say, and by their individual "style" Develop characters readers will love—or love to hate Distinguish among major characters, minor characters and walk-ons, and develop each appropriately Choose the most effective viewpoint to reveal the characters and move the storytelling Decide how deeply you should explore your characters' thoughts, emotions, and attitudes

The Glass Forest

Author: Cynthia Swanson
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501172093
Size: 19,36 MB
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“[A] triumph. Swanson is a name to be considered among the likes of Gillian Flynn, Chris Pavone, and Laura Lippman” (Library Journal, starred review). From the New York Times bestselling author of The Bookseller comes a gripping literary suspense novel set in the 1960s about a deeply troubled family and three women who will reveal its dark truths. In the autumn of 1960, Angie Glass is living an idyllic life in her Wisconsin hometown. At twenty-one, she’s married to charming, handsome Paul, and has just given birth to a baby boy. But one phone call changes her life forever. When Paul’s niece, Ruby, reports that her father, Henry, has committed suicide, and that her mother, Silja, is missing, Angie and Paul drop everything and fly to the small upstate town of Stonekill, New York to be by Ruby’s side. Angie thinks they’re coming to the rescue of Paul’s grief-stricken young niece, but Ruby is a composed and enigmatic seventeen-year-old who resists Angie’s attempts to nurture her. As Angie learns more about the complicated Glass family, staying in Henry and Silja’s eerie and ultra-modern house on the edge of the woods, she begins to question the very fabric of her own marriage. Through Silja’s flashbacks, Angie’s discovery of astonishing truths, and Ruby’s strategic dissection of her parents’ state of affairs, a story of love, secrets, and ultimate betrayal is revealed.


Author: Lars Kepler
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0007467842
Size: 12,69 MB
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The groundbreaking fifth thriller in Lars Kepler’s bestselling series featuring Joona Linna. Perfect for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo.

Those In Peril

Author: Wilbur Smith
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429921169
Size: 15,37 MB
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In Those in Peril, a nail-biting tale of adventure, bestselling author Wilbur Smith brings his matchless storytelling to bear on the violent, ruthless world of twenty-first-century piracy. While cruising on the family yacht in the Indian Ocean, nineteen-year-old Cayla Bannock is attacked and taken hostage by Somalian pirates. Her kidnappers demand a staggering ransom: twenty billion dollars. And Cayla's not just anyone--she's the daughter of Hazel Bannock, heiress to the Bannock Oil Corporation, one of the world's foremost oil producers. The sensitive global political climate means not even the most powerful groups in the world can intervene. Left to handle the problem on her own, Hazel calls on Hector Cross, head of the security agency that protects Bannock Oil. As threats increase and evidence arises of horrific torture, the need to take action becomes more urgent than ever--and soon Hazel and Hector will have no choice but to take the law into their own hands...