The Publishers Weekly

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Educational Rankings Annual

Author: Lynn C. Hattendorf Westney
Editor: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780787669027
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This up-to-date resource presents more than 4,000 national, regional, local and international lists and rankings compiled from hundreds of respected sources. Entries typically include a description of the ranking; background information on criteria for establishing the hierarchy; additional remarks about the ranking; the complete or partial (if extensive) ranking; and a complete source citation for locating additional information if necessary.

The Road To The Dark Tower

Author: Bev Vincent
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101210087
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In 1970, Stephen King embarked on what would become the crowning achievement in his literary career-the Dark Tower. The seven-volume series, written and published over a period of 30 years, was inspired by Robert Browning's poem "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came," as well as J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, and the spaghetti Westerns of Sergio Leone. With the full cooperation of Stephen King himself, The Road to the Dark Tower examines the epic journey of the author to complete a story that threatened to overwhelm him. In this indispensable companion, Bev Vincent presents a book-by-book analysis of each volume in the series, tracing the Dark Tower's connections to King's other novels including The Stand, Insomnia, and Hearts in Atlantis, and offering insights from the author about the creative process involved in crafting his lifelong work-a work that has consumed not only Stephen King, but his legion of devoted readers. This is essential reading for any Dark Tower-or Stephen King-fan.

Stephen King

Author: Rocky Wood
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786485469
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This companion provides a two-part introduction to best-selling author Stephen King, whose enormous popularity over the years has gained him an audience well beyond readers of horror fiction, the genre with which he is most often associated. Part I considers the reception of King’s work, the film adaptations that they gave rise to, the fictional worlds in which some of his novels are set, and the more useful approaches to King’s varied corpus. Part II consists of entries for each series, novel, story, screenplay and even poem, including works never published or produced, as well as characters and settings.

Gondell S Quest Destiny

Author: Andy Lang
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1329577477
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Gondell had always considered himself to be simply an ordinary gnome, but little did he know that hidden within his ancestry lurked a secret. A secret that would send him on a wild adventure as the forces of good and evil battled for his possession. For Gondell was the Keeper of legend, and the key to ultimate victory. Captured by the forces of darkness, a misfit company of free warriors may prove to be his only chance of rescue, Elf and Dwarf ally with Ogre, Nymph and Ghul in a frantic chase that transports the reader from dark forests to the icy tundra, from burning deserts to the high seas. The first part of an epic saga, follow Gondell's adventures, and preparations for the coming war.

Learning A Hard Trade

Author: Jim Webster
Editor: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1783331429
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When the Urlan knight, Dengan, was killed for the belt he wore his death was swiftly avenged. But some years later his son, Trulor Dengankin tries to discover the secret of the belt. This leads him to attempt to finish the task that cost his father his life. In solving the mystery he has to face such perils of war, savage beastmen, lawyers, and young ladies wishing to purchase ribbon.