In The Dragon S Shadow

Autore: Sebastian Strangio
ISBN: 0300234031
Grandezza: 63,46 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 9681

A timely look at the impact of China's booming emergence on the countries of Southeast Asia Today, Southeast Asia stands uniquely exposed to the waxing power of the new China. Three of its nations border China and five are directly impacted by its claims over the South China Sea. All dwell in the lengthening shadow of its influence: economic, political, military, and cultural. As China seeks to restore its former status as Asia's preeminent power, the countries of Southeast Asia face an increasingly stark choice: flourish within Beijing's orbit or languish outside of it. Meanwhile, as rival powers including the United States take concerted action to curb Chinese ambitions, the region has emerged as an arena of heated strategic competition. Drawing on more than a decade of on-the-ground experience, Sebastian Strangio explores the impacts of China's rise on Southeast Asia, the varied ways in which the countries of the region are responding, and what it might mean for the future balance of power in the Indo-Pacific.

The Dragon S Shadow

Autore: Jonathan Moeller
Editore: Azure Flame Media
Grandezza: 51,94 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 5832

Lucan Mandragon is the Dragon's Shadow, the most powerful wizard of the Grim Marches. His brother hates him, his father regards him as a weapon, and the nobles distrust him...but they all fear his magic. And when Lucan's lost love Tymaen falls ill, stricken by a deadly poison, there is no one else who can save her. But to save Tymaen, Lucan will have to plumb the secrets of a master necromancer...and face a trap that even his power cannot overcome.

In The Dragon S Shadow Absolution

Autore: Rufin de Villiers
ISBN: 9780648733577
Grandezza: 12,15 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 8272

This place was familiar, in a way, somewhat recognisable but still as abnormal as it always was. The white tree in the middle of the lake glowed brightly, on one of the branches, sat a figure cloaked in darkness.

Dragon S Shadow

Autore: Allison Morse
Editore: The Wild Rose Press Inc
ISBN: 1509222391
Grandezza: 73,10 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 352

Royal twins ripped apart at birth become reluctant champions of good and evil. Kylie, a teenage science geek, has no faith in people. Instead, she relies on what she trusts the most, the facts—what she can see, touch, and hear but never feel. With enough pain to deal with in her own world, she is thrust into another—a kingdom at war whose strange inhabitants fear one thing the most—the return of the dragon. All of this is illogical to Kylie, but even more so, when she discovers she belongs there. Her brother, Prince Jarlon, journeys to kill the dragon who has laid waste to his kingdom. His only hope for destroying the beast is help from his sister, whom he has never met. Will their paths cross before the beast's malevolence infects Kylie and turns her into his creature or will Jarlon have to destroy her, too?

Shadow Dragons

Autore: James A. Owen
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0857070320
Grandezza: 13,47 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 7309

The Caretakers of the Imaginarium Geographica are at war. The last stones from the Keep of Time are falling, and, at the request of an old enemy, a new tower is being built in our world. The old enemy is the Winter King's Shadow, and he wields a terrible weapon - the Spear of Destiny - which can be used to command the shadows of anyone it touches… including the protectors of the Archipelago, the dragons. The Shadow King returns to the Archipelago using the ship, the Iron Dragon, and enlists an unstoppable army of Dragon Shadows… While WWII rages in our world, all the caretakers, both past and present, must come together to save the Archipelago. All hope lies with a small group of companions, along with mythical knight, Don Quixote, who must sail beyond the very ends of the Archipelago in search of a broken sword, and the only being alive who can repair it: a scholar, who, once upon a time, was called Madoc.

Dancing In The Dragon S Den

Autore: Roseanne Bane
Editore: Nicolas-Hays, Inc.
ISBN: 0892545615
Grandezza: 34,76 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 3346

There are tremendous personal benefits to realizing and integrating the shadow part of the personality. When we can look at the "disowned parts of ourselves," we release a great deal of energy that can be used for creative expression. Dancing in the Dragon's Den is a practical self-help book that can open up your life in ways you have not yet dreamed of. Bane talks to you directly-she is warm, friendly, and supportive as she outlines the process.

The Dragons Child

Autore: Betsy McCall
Editore: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781425959937
Grandezza: 26,99 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 6460

The Dragons’ Child Ten years ago, Dagnan Te Daelan was given a gift by the Dragons. That gift was a child, Draega, who was gifted with extraordinary power. Heralding her birth was a prophecy that promised both hope and danger. Now, it seems, that prophecy is about to be fulfilled. The Dragons’ child is changing, becoming both a young woman, and something else. And her father’s enemies are determined to make sure that whatever it is she’s becoming, that it never happens. Who will pay the ultimate price for the Dragons’ gift?

In The Shadow Of The Dragon S Back

Autore: Rachel Odhner Longstaff
ISBN: 1683150120
Grandezza: 74,83 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 9723

The book is the story of a young American girl living in South Africa during the early years of Apartheid (1948-1960). One of six children of a Swedenborgian minister who was sent to South Africa to establish a theological school for Africans, the author reaches back into this unique time and place in an effort to rediscover the culture that influenced her own adult attitudes. Rather than following a strictly chronological format, the story is laid out in a series of verbal snapshots, supported by photographs. Family life, experienced through the eyes of a child living in a complex environment, contrasts with the lives of those who were impacted by the institutionalized racism of apartheid. Examples of the Acts of Apartheid at the end of each chapter include news articles, interviews, and commentary. Deep childhood fears of some unnamed threat are represented by home invasions, wildfires, and the cry of a hyena in the mountains. The mountains are dangerous, they present a great barrier, but they can be conquered. After returning permanently to America as a teenager¿through a confusing and sometimes painful process of discussion and observation¿the author uncovers those artifacts of the past that inform her place in the world today.

Dragon S Shadow Over Arunachal

Autore: R. D. Pradhan
ISBN: 9788129114419
Grandezza: 75,12 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 1082

As the first governor of Arunachal Pradesh in 1987-90, the author travelled extensively through the state, interacted with the people and got acquainted with their social and cultural heritage, which he vividly describes in the book. In 1962, he had dealt with issues in the Defence Ministry after the debacle. As the governor, after visting the border areas in the state, he got valuable insight into the border dispute between the two countries.

In The Red Dragon S Shadow Come The Jackals

Autore: B. H. La Forest
Editore: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1456721313
Grandezza: 46,26 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 7000

This novel picks up a few years after the ending of Shadow Partners. Manfred Kurtz is still the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of ATF's Detroit Field Division, and Angelo Tana is his assistant. The joint ATF Detroit Police Department (DPD) task force continues to work successfully on matters that cross jurisdictional lines. The story begins with a series of brutal murders in three separate States. Seemingly, they are not connected. Local jurisdictions are busy investigating the crimes, with no reason to suspect any relationship to other incidents. When she chances upon a Detroit crime scene, AUSA Janet Evergreen misses being killed by seconds. Although Janet had not witnessed the assassination of a DPD officer, she did take note of the driver of a getaway vehicle-a man who recognized Janet. Manfred Kurtz and the Task Force members become involved after another source reveals facts about another murder. Assigned ATF agents and DPD officers again begin work on what first appears as a simple case. Far from being an elementary, the men and women will become embroiled in political corruption, murder, firearms trafficking and the first (ALPHA) strike against America by a determined terrorist organization. China wants to make inroads into America's love of guns through established firearms' importation procedures. However, the legitimate effort has been subverted by new adversaries from China. Led by a Chinese colonel from the People's Liberation Army and a cabal, consisting of a select group of military and political members of China's elite, a subplot surfaces. Alliances and treacherous activities will quickly pit radical Muslims from Iran, Iraq and China, against Kurtz, the Task Force and Chinese investigators with similar credentials as ATF. Before long, the race is on to identify and neutralize the terrorist group responsible for many dead Americans. The country's law enforcement is stymied on the makeup of the group and where they might strike again. In a bizarre turn of events, ATF becomes the number one target of criticism from all sides of the firearms' issues, and is blamed for the attacks. With the ATF/DPD Task Force morale wavering, even with promising leads in hand, the Director of another agency decides ATF has been mortally wounded. He calculates that the time is right to scrape up the tidbits developed by the Task Force. His agency identified what the group's acronym stands for, and intends to parlay what he has into a chance for significant publicity. Even so, the Director might not have all of the information he requires for success, or does he? Faced with having to relinquish the investigation, Manfred Kurtz and Angelo Tana receive a lifeline. It's tossed to them by a Chinese criminal investigator. Colonel Mozi Zemin has come across information vital to the Task Force. However, Kurtz and Tana must travel to Hong Kong where they race to intercept a shipment of weapons of mass destruction. Back in the U.S., the Task Force investigation continues--and so do the assassinations of American citizens. Progress is being made, though. Bit-by-bit, ATF and DPD officers and their support people begin to build a picture of the scope of the terrorist operation. But, just before a national enforcement operation, Washington decides to hold back ATF. Instead, their bosses at the Treasury Department acquiesce to a partial case-takeover by the Departments of Defense and Justice. A small carrier task force will search the Pacific for the arms shipments, while ATF handles the countrywide raids.

Time Of The Dragons

Autore: James A. Owen
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481429973
Grandezza: 38,16 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 1804

Caretakers Jack and John race through history to discover the identity of the Cartographer, and Caretakers past and present come together to stop the Winter King's Shadow who has gained control of the doors from the Keep of Time and an army of Dragon Shadows.

Shadow Star

Autore: Chris Claremont
Editore: Spectra
ISBN: 1984800043
Grandezza: 79,36 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 5076

In Shadow Moon and Shadow Dawn, George Lucas, creator of Star Wars, and Chris Claremont, author of the bestselling X-Men adventures, created a new world of myth, magic, and legend unlike any before. Now they bring their epic trilogy to an unforgettable conclusion in a novel of blazing imaginative brilliance... Elora Danan has done the unthinkable. She has slain the dragons that were the embodiment of the soul of Creation. It was a desperate act--the only way to save the dragons from the Deceiver, who would have used them to rule the Realms. Yet in Elora's possession are two last dragon eggs. To protect them, Elora spellbinds herself to her faithful companions Thorn Drumheller, the Nelwyn sorcerer and her sworn guardian, and Khory Bannefin, the long-dead woman warrior whose body is inhabited by a demon's offspring. It is a dire spell that ensures none of them will betray their cause...even at the cost of their lives. And if one of them dies, the magic of the eggs is lost forever. Pursued through a land of shadow predators by the dreaded Black Rose, the Deceiver's commando assassins, Elora and her allies must reach the free city-state of Sandeni. There they will be reunited with old friends: the brownies Franjean and Rool, the eagles Anele and Bastian, and the young warrior-scribe Luc-Jon. But Sandeni is besieged by mighty armies fueled by the Deceiver's sorcery, warrior wizards, and engines of evil magic. With defeat all but certain, Elora must convince the Sandeni people to continue the fight. What she doesn't tell them is that the greatest enemy lies within her. For the Deceiver is her own dark twin from a potential future of unimaginable evil that lies dormant in Elora's soul. And the only way Elora can stop the future is to befriend an enemy whose insatiable appetite for destruction could destroy all of Creation. Or is that, too, part of the Deceiver's plan? Seamlessly weaving together the many strands of this rich tapestry, Shadow Star is guaranteed to satisfy its many fans...and leave them breathless.

The Dragon S Apprentice

Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416958983
Grandezza: 36,90 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 5026

When John, Jack, and Charles return to the Archipelago of Dreams, they encounter an apparent splintering of Time itself and set off on a new quest in which success and failure each carry a high cost.

Shedding The Dragon S Skin

Autore: Celeste Simons
Editore: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595345786
Grandezza: 79,71 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 1991

"Perhaps it is good for the soul to stare blankly at itself in the mirror and think of nothing for awhile." An eclectic mix of poetry and prose, Shedding the Dragon's Skin examines the restorative benefits of exposing your "inner scars" to give rebirth to your spirit. Subjects like motherhood, God, love, and desire all combine to create a poignant account of how author Celeste DC Simons has struggled to understand herself. Lighthearted at times and deeply introspective at others, this book will cause you to rethink your own life. Join with Simons in the journey to spiritual rebirth. Let your soul stir to the echoes of the past and listen for the possibility of the future. Shedding the Dragon's Skin is an awakening; an open, vulnerable offering of the poet's soul in the hopes that others may find the way toward renewal. Awake! Arise To joy behold The trials of this sphere. -Encouragement

Kumiko And The Dragon S Secret

Autore: Briony Stewart
Editore: Univ. of Queensland Press
ISBN: 0702246336
Grandezza: 12,60 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 7570

Kumiko and the Dragon's Secret continues the fantasy adventure of Kumiko, a young Japanese girl who is guarded by the dragon, Tomodo. Danger surrounds Kumiko's family. The sinister shadow catchers kidnap Kumiko's sister, Arisu, seeking to absorb the dragons' magical powers through the royal human bloodline of Kumiko's family. Kumiko is the only one who can defeat the shadow catchers. She alone has the power to rescue her little sister and to restore order to the magical world of the dragons. But can she get there in time?

Dragon Orb Shadow

Autore: Mark Robson
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471116581
Grandezza: 66,87 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 3912

Dragon's in Areth each have a single predestined rider and a single life mission, given to them by the Oracle. But this once all-powerful being is now fatally damaged and fading fast... Only the dragons and their riders can save it! Pell and his night dragon Shadow must find the dark orb to help save the Oracle, leader of all dragonkind. But Segun, a power-hungry tyrant, stands in their way. Pell must use his flying skills, bravery and resourcefulness to the limit, as Segun is determined to get the orb - even if it means killing the opposition…

Institutional Balancing In The Asia Pacific

Autore: Kai He
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1134030568
Grandezza: 23,88 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 892

This book examines the strategic interactions among China, the United States, Japan, and Southeast Asian States in the context of China’s rise and globalization after the cold war. Engaging the mainstream theoretical debates in international relations, the author introduces a new theoretical framework—institutional realism—to explain the institutionalization of world politics in the Asia-Pacific after the cold war. Institutional realism suggests that deepening economic interdependence creates a condition under which states are more likely to conduct a new balancing strategy—institutional balancing, i.e., countering pressures or threats through initiating, utilizing, and dominating multilateral institutions—to pursue security under anarchy. To test the validity of institutional realism, Kai He examines the foreign policies of the U.S., Japan, the ASEAN states, and China toward four major multilateral institutions, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum (ARF), ASEAN Plus Three (APT), and East Asian Summit (EAS). Challenging the popular pessimistic view regarding China’s rise, the book concludes that economic interdependence and structural constraints may well soften the "dragon’s teeth." China’s rise does not mean a dark future for the region. Institutional Balancing in the Asia Pacific will be of great interest to policy makers and scholars of Asian security, international relations, Chinese foreign policy, and U.S. foreign policy.

Blood Of Dragons The Rain Wild Chronicles Book 4

Autore: Robin Hobb
Editore: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 000744415X
Grandezza: 79,44 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 6524

'Fantasy as it ought to be written' George R.R. Martin The final instalment of Robin Hobb’s Sunday Times best-selling series The Rain Wild Chronicles.

Dragonsbane Winterlands Book 1

Autore: Barbara Hambly
Editore: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008374198
Grandezza: 59,26 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 7717

A rich and breath-taking fantasy classic full of whirlwind adventure, magic and dragons – Dragonsbane is the first book in Barbara Hambly’s landmark epic quartet, The Winterlands.

The Fairytale Journal 2 Secret In The Dragon S Eye

Autore: C.H. Leno
Editore: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479771902
Grandezza: 79,89 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 8895

Corry Ann McFenny is a ten year old girl who lives with her mom and bossy teenage sister Ariana when she discovers a secret journal that holds the key to and exciting journey. After meeting a magical talking to her. Corry Ann journeys through a door to a place called Once Upon A Time. There she discovers that she is a fairytale historian. She must help chronicle fairytale stories into the mysterious journal or the stories will disappear forever. Antonellis tells her about a boy named Jack of Cornwall who needs her help from the mysterious Dark Knight who wants to destroy Once Upon A Time. She also learns that her long lost father was really kidnapped by the Dark Knight. With the help of a mysterious gray wolf named Rufulio she tries to help the creatures of Once Upon A Time chronicle their stories and stay one step ahead of the Dark Knight. She even finds clue that may help find her father. On the journey Corry Ann discovers that not everything is what it seems and friendships are more valuable than gold.