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The Dark Rider

Author : C. S. Night
ISBN : 152330457X
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Millennia ago, the goddess Persuasion was imprisoned for defying the heavens. Now, with the help of an old ally, she hopes to break free. Fresh from the events of The Eighth Born, wielder Rhyen of Avernade and his friends flee the nation of Conden, now under the control of Taida, a powerful wielder whose attempt to free Persuasion shattered the powerful Pankara Stone. To defeat Taida, Rhyen needs to reconstruct the Pankara Stone. It's a risky move-to free Persuasion, Taida also needs the Stone restored. As Rhyen and his companions seek out shards in the depths of the earth and the Elemental Kingdom of Death, the young sorcerer struggles to master his Opposite, the madness that lies within every wielder. He also finds himself drawing closer to Caliena, the young farm girl who chose to accompany him into danger. Acting on his feelings is impossible. Wielders live far longer than ordinary humans, but Rhyen still finds himself tempted. And ever present on the periphery of his awareness is the Dark Rider, a shadowy figure who has haunted Rhyen since childhood, and who prepares to teach the young wielder the meaning of loss.

The Eighth Born

Author : C. S. Night
ISBN : 1514769417
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The gods created the elves, dwarves, gnomes, and humanity-granting all but humans an inherent magic power. But with the encouragement of the goddess Persuasion, the magical races soon turned on the humans, pushing the magic-less race to the brink of destruction. In response, the gods chose to abandon the mortal world for Heaven. Before leaving, however, they gave mankind a gift to restore balance-a few select individuals with the power to actively wield magic. Persuasion, for her crimes, was banished to Limbo. Since then, the exiled goddess has made only one attempt to free herself, enthralling the human sorcerer Taida in a scheme that destroyed both a kingdom and the powerful Pankara Stone that the goddess required for escape. The young magic-wielder known as Rhyen Hyldhem, newly graduated from the great Academy in Ikha, knows of the story of Taida-but such events occurred millennia ago. As war brews, however, Rhyen will learn more about his powers...and the identity of the fearsome Dark Rider who has stalked him since childhood. Rhyen is about to discover the past isn't dead-and that his destiny is intricately tied to Taida's betrayal of humanity.

Breaking The Surface

Author : Greg Louganis
ISBN : 1402250029
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This is a new edition of Greg Louganis's 1995 #1 New York Times bestselling autobiography and Literary Guild Selection. It is the unflinchingly honest first-person account of a man breaking free of a lifetime of silence and isolation. Born to a young Samoan father and Northern European mother, and adopted at nine months, Greg began diving at age nine, and at sixteen won a silver medal at the 1976 Montreal Olympics. But despite his astonishing athletic skill, Greg struggled with late-detected dyslexia, prejudice toward his dark skin coloring and anguish over his homosexuality, which he felt compelled to hide. Being in the spotlight intensified his difficulties with relationships and substance abuse. However, Louganis went on to win double gold medals at the 1984 and 1988 Olympics. His triumph at the 1988 Olympics came several months after he tested positive for HIV. This is the haunting, searingly candid story of the world's greatest diver. This new edition includes a new foreword.

Cyberdeterrence And Cyberwar

Author : Martin C. Libicki
ISBN : 9780833048752
Genre : Computers
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Cyberspace, where information--and hence serious value--is stored and manipulated, is a tempting target. An attacker could be a person, group, or state and may disrupt or corrupt the systems from which cyberspace is built. When states are involved, it is tempting to compare fights to warfare, but there are important differences. The author addresses these differences and ways the United States protect itself in the face of attack.

The Living Dead Boy

Author : Rhiannon Frater
ISBN : 9781478270850
Genre : Fiction
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Josh Rondell is twelve years old and known as the "living dead boy" due to his rampant love of all things zombie. As the head of the Zombie Hunters Club, he's obsessed with preparing for the zombocalypse. Though no one around him really believes that zombies will one day rise to devour the living, Josh is convinced it just might happen. When zombies do shamble into his schoolyard, Josh finds himself the leader of the dwindling band of zombie hunters, and he is charged with protecting them all. Josh's baby brother, his closest friends, and the love of his young life try to survive as the undead take over their town. Trapped in his treehouse and surrounded by the dead, will Josh be able to save them all?

The Phantom Of Fifth Avenue

Author : Meryl Gordon
ISBN : 9781455512645
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Born in 1906, Huguette Clark grew up in her family's 121-room Beaux Arts mansion in New York and was one of the leading celebrities of her day. Her father William Andrews Clark, was a copper magnate, the second richest man in America, and not above bribing his way into the Senate. Huguette attended the coronation of King George V. And at twenty-two with a personal fortune of $50 million to her name, she married a Princeton man and childhood friend William MacDonald Gower. Two-years later the couple divorced. After a series of failed romances, Huguette began to withdraw from society--first living with her mother in a kind of Grey Gardens isolation then as a modern-day Miss Havisham, spending her days in a vast apartment overlooking Central Park, eating crackers and watching The Flintstones with only servants for company. All her money and all her real estate could not protect her in her later life from being manipulated by shady hangers-on and hospitals that were only too happy to admit (and bill) a healthy woman. But what happened to Huguette that turned a vivacious, young socialite into a recluse? And what was her life like inside that gilded, copper cage?

A Reputation To Uphold

Author : Victoria Parker
ISBN : 9781460318331
Genre : Fiction
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Out of the frying pan and into the fire… When designer Eva St. George, branded wild and shameless by the media, is caught with tycoon Dante Vitale, it's guaranteed to make the headlines. With a fledgling reputation to salvage, how can Eva refuse Dante's exit strategy? Only, his solution is not to leave but to stay—together! This ruthless Italian's sole focus is business, and if they can convince the world they're truly in love, they both just might get what they want. With enough heat between them to rival the Sahara, the fine line between business and pleasure is going up in flames.

Punch Up Vol 4 Yaoi Manga

Author : Shiuko Kano
ISBN : 9781421549101
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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In a split second, Motoharu and Kouta went from lovers to strangers. After a traumatic fall at work, 19-year-old Kouta has reverted back to his 15-year-old self and is only interested in killing time at the arcade. Kouta's behavior scares Motoharu, who longs for his lost lover and worries about their past troubles. With no other options, the two decide to start their relationship over from the beginning. Read on for the emotional climax in this final volume of Punch Up! -- VIZ Media

Propeller Handbook Second Edition The Complete Reference For Choosing Installing And Understanding Boat Propellers

Author : Dave Gerr
ISBN : 0071839585
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The Complete Reference for Choosing, Installing, and Understanding Boat Propellers—a first of its kind reference—fully revised and updated Propeller Handbook, Second Edition demystifies the operation, behavior and selection of propellers and provides practical and detailed advice in readable, easy-to-understand language. The book will enable readers to size and select the correct propeller for their boat or for boats they may be working on. Solutions to propeller problems, installation considerations, propeller shafting, number of blades and blade area, boat speed and powering calculations and considerations, and much more are discussed in detail. In the twenty-seven years since the publication of the first edition, Propeller Handbook, has become a cornerstone resource that marine-industry professionals rely on. All material from the previous edition is completely rewritten to reflect the author’s additional 27-years of experience in boat design and propeller selection since the first edition was introduced. Significant changes in the emphasis placed on factors such as blade area and propeller and engine matching, underlie the revised propeller-selection approach. Plus, the entire book has been updated to fully include metric and English units.

Light Come Shining

Author : Andrew McCarron
ISBN : 9780199313471
Genre : Singers
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Bob Dylan is the prince of self-reinvention and deflection. Whether it's the folkies of Greenwich Village, the student movement of the 1960s and 1970s, Born Again Christians, the Chabad Lubavitch community, or English Department postmodernists, specific intellectual and sociopolitical groups have repeatedly claimed Bob Dylan as their spokesperson. But in the words of filmmaker Todd Haynes, who cast six actors to depict different facets of Dylan's life and artistic personae in his 2009 film I'm Not There, "The minute you try to grab hold of Dylan, he's no longer where he was." In Light Come Shining, writer Andrew McCarron uses psychological tools to examine three major turning points - or transformations - in Bob Dylan's life: the aftermath of his 1966 motorcycle "accident," his Born Again conversion in 1978, and his recommitment to songwriting and performing in 1987. With fascinating insight, McCarron reveals how a common script undergirds Dylan's self-explanations of these changes; and, at the heart of this script, illuminates a fascinating story of spiritual death and rebirth that has captivated us all for generations.

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