The Ghosts Of Heaven

Author: Marcus Sedgwick
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780621825
Size: 19,87 MB
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Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2016, this mesmerising and mysterious novel by Printz Award-winning author Marcus Sedgwick is written in four cleverly interlinked parts and can be read in 24 different ways. Spanning thousands of years, The Ghosts of Heaven can tell us a secret as old as time, about survival, discovery, and the effect of the spiral - a symbol that has no end - on all our lives. It's there when a girl walks through the forest, the moist green air clinging to her skin. There centuries later in a pleasant green dale, hiding the treacherous waters of Golden Beck that take Anna, who they call a witch. There on the other side of the world, where a mad poet watches the waves and knows the horrors they hide, and far into the future as Keir Bowman realises his destiny. Each takes their next step in life. None will ever go back to the same place. The spiral has existed as long as time has existed. Follow the ways of infinity to discover its meaning.


Author: M. E. Hale
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1499018681
Size: 10,34 MB
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Dearkin, a 352-year-old wizard takes his three charges... Eric, 18, Amanda, 14 and Harry 11 back to Antiqueus, the homeland he had left 112 years earlier. Being located in the mid Atlantic, the vast continent is the home of the legendary city of Atlantis. Aboard Dearkin's flying sailboat, the Mazzergast, they pass through a time rift exiting into present day Antiqueus six hours, eight minutes and four seconds into the future. Completely cloaked from our world by the time differential Antiqueus has existed, separate from our world, for nine thousand years when a massive crystal meteorite struck the continent thrusting it into the future. Besides exploring the stunning wonders of Atlantis, the fanciful landscapes of Antiqueus and the diverse mix of species, Dearkin and his crew increase in number as they track down the crazy wizard who fled with parts of the life-giving Crystal, causing destructive Time Querks and advancing the Crystal towards its inevitable annihilation destroying all of Antiqueus. Not only fighting the Time Querk's bizarre phenomena, the protagonists must fend off the vile hoard of Psychnaughts: bat-winged creatures who, seeing the young Amanda as the fulfillment of prophesy, seek to kidnap and sacrifice her life for the fruition of the Crystals destruction. Through their continental quest of finding the crazed wizard and replacing the stolen crystals the philosophy of the Wizardry is revealed, a young romance is started as another long-term one is renewed and all of Antiqueus is rocked to its core fighting a climactic battle between good verses bad and destruction verses creation. Accompanied by 35 illustrations, 12 maps and an expanded Glossarium, Antiqueus, Quest of the Mazzergast is a compilation of over fifteen years of research, writing and art. It has, at times been the bane of my life, but all in all, getting the chance to share my story with readers, young and old has been the most rewarding joy my life.

Ghosts Of The Confederacy

Author: Gaines M. Foster
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199878706
Size: 15,69 MB
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After Lee and Grant met at Appomatox Court House in 1865 to sign the document ending the long and bloody Civil War, the South at last had to face defeat as the dream of a Confederate nation melted into the Lost Cause. Through an examination of memoirs, personal papers, and postwar Confederate rituals such as memorial day observances, monument unveilings, and veterans' reunions, Ghosts of the Confederacy probes into how white southerners adjusted to and interpreted their defeat and explores the cultural implications of a central event in American history. Foster argues that, contrary to southern folklore, southerners actually accepted their loss, rapidly embraced both reunion and a New South, and helped to foster sectional reconciliation and an emerging social order. He traces southerners' fascination with the Lost Cause--showing that it was rooted as much in social tensions resulting from rapid change as it was in the legacy of defeat--and demonstrates that the public celebration of the war helped to make the South a deferential and conservative society. Although the ghosts of the Confederacy still haunted the New South, Foster concludes that they did little to shape behavior in it--white southerners, in celebrating the war, ultimately trivialized its memory, reduced its cultural power, and failed to derive any special wisdom from defeat.

The Ghosts Of Athens Death Of Rome Saga Book Five

Author: Richard Blake
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848947046
Size: 14,87 MB
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The fifth book in the DEATH OF ROME SAGA is an exhilarating thriller and perfect for readers of Ben Kane and Simon Scarrow. 612 AD. No longer the glorious cradle of all art and science, Athens is a ruined provincial city in one of the Byzantine Empire's less vital provinces. The Emperor has diverted Aelric's ship home from Egypt to send him there, but surely there is more important business in Constantinople. Isn't Aelric needed to save the Empire's finances? Is Aelric on a high level mission to save the Empire or has he been set up to fail? The only certainty is that Aelric finds himself in a derelict palace of dark and endless corridors that Martin, his cowardly secretary, assures him pulse will an ancient evil.

Range Of Ghosts

Author: Elizabeth Bear
Editor: Tor Books
ISBN: 1429986484
Size: 11,47 MB
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A powerful new fantasy from Hugo award–winning author Elizabeth Bear, Range of Ghosts creates a world both deep and broad, where a sorcerer-prince seeks world domination for the glory of his God. Temur, grandson of the Great Khan, is walking from a battlefield where he was left for dead. All around lie the fallen armies of his cousin and his brother who made war to rule the Khaganate. Temur is now the legitimate heir by blood to his grandfather's throne, but he is not the strongest. Going into exile is the only way to survive his ruthless cousin. Once-Princess Samarkar is climbing the thousand steps of the Citadel of the Wizards of Tsarepheth. She was heir to the Rasan Empire until her father got a son on a new wife. Then she was sent to be the wife of a Prince in Song, but that marriage ended in battle and blood. Now she has renounced her worldly power to seek the magical power of the wizards. These two will come together to stand against the hidden cult that has so carefully brought all the empires of the Celadon Highway to strife and civil war through guile and deceit and sorcerous power. The Eternal Sky Trilogy #1 Range of Ghosts #2 Shattered Pillars #3 Steles of the Sky At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Ghosts Of Grand Detour

Author: Rebecca Kohles
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595339026
Size: 20,91 MB
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Alexandra Markum reluctantly possesses a true gift. Hailed as a seer of the Cherokee race, she often finds herself traveling to crime scenes to help locate missing persons. Struggling to accept the reality of her metaphysical capabilities, Alex places herself in a self-imposed exile. She and her friends believe they will find serenity in the small, northwestern-Illinois town of Grand Detour, where they can live out their lives in the uncomplicated atmosphere of a refurbished, equestrian retreat. What Alex finds instead is a nightmare. The history of the Rock River area contains bloody legends of misfortunes that have kept Grand Detour in the grasp of an ancient, evil entity. At first, a few odd things happen, and Alex takes little notice, but ethereal intensities grow, and she finds herself in the middle of missing persons cases, daily ghostly encounters, and an evil that reaches out to play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with her. To complicate matters, she must also contend with an attraction to a sheriff who stubbornly refuses to believe in the unknown-until it proves almost too late for everyone, and Alex finds herself drawn into a trap from which she fears she cannot escape.

The Complete Book Of Ghosts

Author: Paul Roland
Editor: Arcturus Publishing
ISBN: 1848581408
Size: 13,55 MB
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Ghosts and spirits inhabit the world around us. We can hear and see them if we are only sensitive - or psychic - enough to be aware of them. Re-examining a fascinating assortment of recorded sightings from as far back as Roman times, the author presents a serious look at ghosts, not as chain-rattling spooks or cold clouds of swirling mist, b...

The Ghosts Of Earth

Editor: Truthfarer
Size: 12,47 MB
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Ghosts Of The Altiplano

Author: Eioloin Hand
Editor: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1848762046
Size: 13,48 MB
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An epic tale of loss, love and reconciliation set against the backdrop of a vast, beautiful country in a continent that has been forgotten.

Beautiful Ghosts

Author: Eliot Pattison
Editor: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1466850388
Size: 11,67 MB
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In an earlier time, Shan Tao Yun was an Inspector stationed in Beijing. But he lost his position, his family and his freedom when he ran afoul of a powerful figure high in the Chinese government. Released unofficially from the work camp to which he'd been sentenced, Shan has been living in remote mountains of Tibet with a group of outlawed Buddhist monks. Without status, official identity, or the freedom to return to his former home in Beijing, Shan finds himself in the midst of a baffling series of events. During a ceremony meant to rededicate an ancient and long destroyed monastery, Shan stumbles across evidence of a recent murder in the ruins. Now Shan is being torn between some officials who want his help to search the ruins while others want him to disappear back into the mountains - with one group holding out the tantalizing prospect of once again seeing the son from whom Shan has been separated for many years. In a baffling situation where nothing is what it appears to be, where the FBI, high ranking Beijing officials, the long hidden monks, and the almost forgotten history of the region all pull him in different directions, Shan finds his devotion to the truth sorely tested. Traveling from Tibet to Beijing to the U.S., he must find the links between murder on two continents, a high profile art theft, and an enigmatic, long-missing figure from history Eliot Pattison's Beautiful Ghosts.