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Download E-books Once Upon a Time in the North: His Dark Materials PDF

Download E-books Once Upon a Time in the North: His Dark Materials PDF

By Philip Pullman

During this new prequel episode from Philip Pullman's His darkish fabrics universe, Lee Scoresby--Texan aeronaut and destiny pal to Lyra Belacqua--is simply 24 years outdated, and he is lately received his hot-air balloon in a poker online game. He reveals himself floating North to the windswept Arctic island of Novy Odense, the place he and his hare daemon Hester are fast tangled in a dangerous plot regarding oil mogul Larsen Manganese, corrupt mayoral candidate Ivan Poliakov, and Lee's longtime nemesis from the Dakota nation: Pierre McConville, a employed killer with a minimum of twenty murders to his name.

It's merely after Lee types an alliance with one of many island's reviled armored bears that he can struggle to wreck up the conspiracy in a gun-twirling vintage western shoot out--and conflict of wits. This beautiful clothbound quantity positive aspects the illustrations of John Lawrence, a detachable board game—Peril of the Pole—on the interior again conceal, and a glimpse for Pullman enthusiasts into the 1st friendship of 2 of the main loved characters within the His darkish fabrics trilogy: Lee Scoresby and armored undergo Iorek Byrnison.

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Download E-books Torchwood: The Twilight Streets PDF

Download E-books Torchwood: The Twilight Streets PDF

By Gary Russell

There’s part of town that nobody a lot is going to, a suite of rundown outdated homes and gloomy streets. not anyone remains there lengthy, and nobody can clarify why -- something’s now not particularly correct there.

Now the Council is renovating the district, and a brand new corporation is overseeing the paintings. there'll be road events and occasions to teach off the newly gentrified neighbourhood: clowns and face-painters for the youngsters, magicians for the adults -- the road entertainers of Cardiff, out in force.

None of this is often Torchwood’s challenge. until eventually Toshiko recognises the sponsor of the road events: Bilis Manger. Now there's something for Torchwood to enquire. yet Captain Jack Harkness hasn't ever been in a position to get into the world; it makes him bodily in poor health to move close to it. with out Jack’s aid, Torchwood needs to face the darker aspect of city Cardiff alone...

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Download E-books Narcisa: Our Lady of Ashes PDF

Download E-books Narcisa: Our Lady of Ashes PDF

By Jonathan Shaw

The first exchange version of the cult vintage from the artist/author hailed by way of Iggy Pop as “the nice nightmare anti-hero of the recent age,” mythical tattoo artist Jonathan Shaw, that chronicles a scandalous, degenerative habit among people—a wild, brutal, passionate, and unstoppable trip into depravity and darkness during the again alleys of Rio De Janeiro and ny City.

A mythical tattoo grasp and infamous author of trendsetting underground paintings, Jonathan Shaw has created a masterpiece with this robust tale that captures the damaging habit of affection, intercourse and medication, embodied in humans whose impossible to resist passions threaten to smash them.

In the wild backwaters of Rio de Janeiro and ny, motorcycle-riding, nomadic outlaw poet Ignacio Valencia Lobos—known as Cigano—attempts in useless to minimize the unhinged conduct of his lover Narcisa, a crack-smoking thinker prostitute. although he is familiar with they're going to spoil one another, Narcisa is a gorgeous poison he can't withstand. As they navigate the chaos of her downward spiral—dragged deeper by means of the gravity of substances, burglaries and violence, Cigano recounts a love affair doomed by means of madness, disorder, and vice.

A significant epic of literary genius, Narcisa belongs one of the works of such greats as Charles Bukowski, Henry Miller, William S. Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, Irvine Welsh, and Hunter S. Thompson.

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Download E-books Empire: The Novel of Imperial Rome (Roma, Book 2) PDF

Download E-books Empire: The Novel of Imperial Rome (Roma, Book 2) PDF

By Steven Saylor

Within the overseas bestseller "Roma", Steven Saylor instructed the tale of the 1st thousand years of Rome by means of following the descendants of a unmarried bloodline. Now, in "Empire", Saylor charts the destinies of 5 extra generations of the Pinarius kin, from the reign of the 1st emperor, Augustus, to the fantastic peak of Rome's empire lower than Hadrian. in the course of the eyes of the Pinarii, we witness the machinations of Tiberius, the insanity of Caligula, the harsh escapades of Nero, and the chaos of the 12 months of 4 Emperors in sixty nine A.D. The lethal paranoia of Domitian is through the Golden Age of Trajan and Hadrianobut even the main enlightened emperors wield the facility to inflict dying and destruction on a whim. "Empire" is strewn with excellent scenes, together with the nice fireplace of sixty four A.D. that ravaged town, Nero's terrifying persecution of the Christians, and the surprising starting video games of the Colosseum. yet on the novel's center are the wrenching offerings and seductive temptations confronted via each one new new release of the Pinarii. One unwittingly turns into the sexual plaything of the infamous Messalina. One enters right into a clandestine affair with a Vestal virgin. One falls lower than the charismatic spell of Nero, whereas one other is drawn into the unusual new cult of these who deny the gods and phone themselves Christians. notwithstanding different their destinies and needs, the entire Pinarii are united by means of something: the mysterious golden talisman referred to as the fascinum passed down from a time earlier than Rome existed. because it passes from new release to iteration, the fascinum turns out to workout an influence not just over those that put on it, yet over the very destiny of the empire. compliment for Steven Saylor: "Saylor expertly weaves the real background of Rome with the lives and loves of its fictional citizens".("Daily Express"). "Saylor's scholarship is breathtaking and his writing enthrals". (Ruth Rendell). "With the scalpel-like deftness of a Hollywood director, Saylor places his finger at the very essence of Roman history". ("Times Literary Supplement"). "Readers will locate his paintings splendidly (and gracefully) researched...this is leisure of the 1st order". ("Washington Post").

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Download E-books Brimstone (Stargate: Atlantis, Book 15) PDF

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By David Niall Wilson, Patricia Lee Macomber

The Stargate Atlantis crew find a urban on a moon that's approximately to plunge into its personal sunlight. however the urban which regarded as though it have been deserted seems to be inhabited via descendants of the Ancients who've fallen into decadence and debauchery. confronted with a dissolute society disinterested of their personal destiny and not able to flee, the group needs to struggle their manner loose ahead of being plunged right into a fiery loss of life.

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Download E-books Boredom (New York Review Books Classics) PDF

Download E-books Boredom (New York Review Books Classics) PDF

The novels that the good Italian author Alberto Moravia wrote within the years following the area struggle II symbolize a rare survey of the variety of human habit in a fragmented glossy society. Boredom, the tale of a failed artist and pampered son of a wealthy relations who turns into dangerously hooked up to a tender version, examines the advanced family members among funds, intercourse, and imperiled masculinity. This strong and tense research within the pathology of contemporary existence is likely one of the masterworks of a author whom as Anthony Burgess as soon as remarked, was once "always attempting to resolve the human imbroglio."

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Download E-books The Mermaid Chair PDF

Download E-books The Mermaid Chair PDF

By Sue Monk Kidd

The New York Times–bestselling moment novel by means of the writer of The mystery lifetime of Bees and The Invention of Wings (Viking, January 2014)

Inside the church of a Benedictine monastery on Egret Island, simply off the coast of South Carolina, is living a stunning and mysterious chair ornately carved with mermaids and devoted to a saint who, legend claims, was once a mermaid prior to her conversion.

When Jessie Sullivan is summoned domestic to the island to deal with her eccentric mother’s possible inexplicable habit, she resides a standard existence along with her husband, Hugh, a lifestyles “molded to the smallest house possible.” Jessie loves Hugh, yet as soon as at the island, she reveals herself interested in Brother Thomas, a monk approximately to take his ultimate vows. Amid a wealthy group of unforgettable island girls and the unique fantastic thing about marshlands, tidal creeks, and majestic egrets, Jessie grapples with the stress of hope and the fight to disclaim it, with a freedom that feels overwhelmingly correct and the immutable strength of domestic and marriage.

Is the ability of the mermaid chair just a fantasy? Or will it modify the process Jessie’s existence? What occurs will unencumber the roots of her mother’s tormented previous, yet so much of all, it is going to permit Jessie to comes become aware of selfhood and a spot of belonging as she explores the skinny line among the religious and the erotic.

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Download E-books Alliance: A Linesman Novel PDF

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By S. K. Dunstall

As the Linesman sequence keeps, linesman Ean Lambert unearths himself dealing with an ufo he doesn’t understand—and a terrifying political probability he can't fight…
 
The strains. The soul of each send. It used to be suggestion there have been simply ten, yet that was once sooner than an alien vessel seemed on the fringe of space—before Ean Lambert heard extra strains making a song. Ean’s methods of speaking with strains is unusual. yet his skills make him a invaluable tool—or weapon—to command.
 
Captain Selma Kari Wang has misplaced everything—her send, her team, her legs. however the New Alliance of Worlds isn't performed along with her but. once they rebuild her damaged physique, they ship her to captain one of many new alien ships, teaming her up with Ean, the one person who can comprehend the alien lines.
 
Kari Wang and Ean are poised at the threshold of discoveries which can switch the area. yet now not every body desires the hot Alliance to regulate the secrets and techniques they uncover—and those that oppose won’t hesitate to do no matter what it takes to forestall them…

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