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Seasons Of War Skulduggery Pleasant Book 13

Author : Derek Landy
ISBN : 9780008386269
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The thirteenth thrilling novel in the internationally bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series, SEASONS OF WAR will test the Skeleton Detective and Valkyrie like never before...

Seasons Of War

Author : Derek Landy
ISBN : 0008386161
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The thirteenth thrilling novel in the internationally bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series, SEASONS OF WAR will test the Skeleton Detective and Valkyrie like never before... War is coming. To avert catastrophe, Skulduggery and Valkyrie are sent on a secret mission that takes them away from everything they know, to a forsaken land of magic and grim, unrelenting terror. It is here that Valkyrie will have to fight the hardest -- not only against the enemies who want her dead, but also against her own self-destructive impulses. It's only by crawling through darkness that she'll be able to once again stand in the light...

Seasons Of War

Author : Daniel Abraham
ISBN : 9780748120772
Genre : Fiction
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The poets and their magical andat have protected the cities of the Khaiem against their rivals in Galt for generations. Otah, Khai of the Winter City of Machi, has tried for years to prepare his people for a future in which the andat can no longer be safely harnessed. But his warnings have been ignored, and now it's too late. A ruthless, charismatic Galtic general believes he has found a way to strip the andat of their power. If he is wrong, Galt will be destroyed. If he is right, the Khaiem will fall. Only one thing is certain: conflict is inevitable, and Otah and his old friend and enemy the disgraced poet, Maati, must fight a desperate battle to protect their cities from slaughter. These two men, bound together by shadow and betrayal, will bring the world to the edge of a cataclysm unlike anything either side had imagined. For if the cost of war is high, the price of peace may be unimaginable . . .

Seasons Of War 3 Book Bundle

Author : Cheryl Cooper
ISBN : 9781459744745
Genre : Fiction
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During the War of 1812, a young woman with a mysterious past and connections in very high places flees England for new adventures. Book #1 – Come Looking for Me Fleeing England, a mysterious young woman named Emily risks the Atlantic during the War of 1812 for a new adventure in Canada. She never arrives. Deadly sea battles with Americans and a ship's captain hell-bent on revenge make her crossing treacherous, terrifying, and, should her true identity be revealed, tragic. Book #2 – Second Summer of War A tale of life on the sea in the summer of 1813, through England's stodgy salons and horrific prison hulks, and into the bloody battles between the British and the Americans on the storm-tossed Atlantic. Book #3 – Run Red with Blood Disguised as a man, Emily steals aboard Fly Austen's frigate only to find herself up against unpleasant passengers, Atlantic storms, and battles with the Americans.

Seasons Of War 2 Book Bundle

Author : Cheryl Cooper
ISBN : 9781459724082
Genre : Fiction
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This two-ebook bundle presents both books of Cheryl Cooper’s Seasons of War saga. Set against a backdrop of the naval War of 1812, the Seasons of War series revolves around the central character of 18-year-old Emily, a granddaughter of King George III and niece of the Prince Regent. Finding the royal House of Hanover dull and disagreeable to her spirited nature, she searches for the adventure and forbidden freedom. She risks a crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in June of 1813, hoping for an adventure in Canada. But she never arrives. Deadly battles on the high seas and a captain hell-bent on revengetransform her voyage into a gripping drama of treachery and tragedy. Includes: Come Looking for Me Second Summer of War

Seasons Of War

Author : Christopher Lee
ISBN : 9781760141240
Genre : Fiction
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'The best Australian novel on war since David Malouf's Ransom.' Richard Glover Packed into tiny boats, Michael, his brother Dan and their mates think only of what is to come. These young Australians miss home, hate the enemy and are choking in fear. After the surreal panic of that first dawn charge up the Turkish beaches, when nothing is as they were told, they dig in. For the next eight months, each will play his part in the epic battle of Gallipoli. Trying to survive in the lottery of close warfare and watching as the seasons change, Michael comes to wonder whether the men he fights are so different from himself. Wedged in the trenches, soldiers of both sides will be irrevocably changed by two relentless forces - the turning seasons and the grinding machine of war. Even if they survive, what will they become? This powerfully lyrical novel by acclaimed screenwriter Christopher Lee (writer of the TV series Gallipoli) takes us to the heart of the diggers' experience. It brings to life the kind of truth that only fiction can - what it was like to be in those trenches, and how the character of the nation transformed when Gallipoli changed these men. 'As brilliant as fiction could be at putting us in the shoes of, on the beaches and in the trenches with, the men who fought and died in droves during that fateful campaign . . . Deeply imagined, unfolding with stark lyricism the traumatic reality of the past. Fiction worthy of its grave subject, I'd be surprised if it doesn't make the literature syllabus in our schools.' Cameron Woodhead, The Age 'Stands comparison with Erich Maria Remarque's classic All Quiet on the Western Front and Australian Frederic Manning's acclaimed Her Privates We . . . Deserves to be read widely.' Ross Southernwood, Sydney Morning Herald

Fall Of The Republic

Author : James P. Hicks
ISBN : 1934936979
Genre : Communism
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"Set in the modern era, follow the North Carolina 3rd Militia's top sniper, Huck, as he chronicles his battles with the People's Planetary Revolution. The P.P.R. brought communism to America through their political party, known as the Green Shirts. With the world in financial collapse, and the U.S. military dismantled from within, it's up to freedom-loving patriots to form up and resist any way they can"--Page 4 of cover.

Seasons Of Love And War

Author : Brenda Ashworth Barry
ISBN : 9781612358437
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SEASONS OF LOVE AND WAR BOOK ONE, is a historical family saga and epic love story. Childhood sweethearts Beth Ann Rose and Kaylob Shawn O'Brien just want to get married and pursue their dream careers, but the Vietnam War changes everything when Kaylob is drafted into the Army and declared dead. Beth Ann has a complete emotional melt down and starts to have visions of him in the jungles of Vietnam. Is he alive or has she completely lost her mind?

Aztecs Moors And Christians

Author : Max Harris
ISBN : 9780292779297
Genre : Social Science
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In villages and towns across Spain and its former New World colonies, local performers stage mock battles between Spanish Christians and Moors or Aztecs that range from brief sword dances to massive street theatre lasting several days. The festival tradition officially celebrates the triumph of Spanish Catholicism over its enemies, yet this does not explain its persistence for more than five hundred years nor its widespread diffusion. In this insightful book, Max Harris seeks to understand Mexicans' "puzzling and enduring passion" for festivals of moros y cristianos. He begins by tracing the performances' roots in medieval Spain and showing how they came to be superimposed on the mock battles that had been a part of pre-contact Aztec calendar rituals. Then using James Scott's distinction between "public" and "hidden transcripts," he reveals how, in the hands of folk and indigenous performers, these spectacles of conquest became prophecies of the eventual reconquest of Mexico by the defeated Aztec peoples. Even today, as lively descriptions of current festivals make plain, they remain a remarkably sophisticated vehicle for the communal expression of dissent.


Author : Stephen Fritz
ISBN : 9780813127811
Genre : History
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" Alois Dwenger, writing from the front in May of 1942, complained that people forgot “the actions of simple soldiers....I believe that true heroism lies in bearing this dreadful everyday life.” In exploring the reality of the Landser, the average German soldier in World War II, through letters, diaries, memoirs, and oral histories, Stephen G. Fritz provides the definitive account of the everyday war of the German front soldier. The personal documents of these soldiers, most from the Russian front, where the majority of German infantrymen saw service, paint a richly textured portrait of the Landser that illustrates the complexity and paradox of his daily life. Although clinging to a self-image as a decent fellow, the German soldier nonetheless committed terrible crimes in the name of National Socialism. When the war was finally over, and his country lay in ruins, the Landser faced a bitter truth: all his exertions and sacrifices had been in the name of a deplorable regime that had committed unprecedented crimes. With chapters on training, images of combat, living conditions, combat stress, the personal sensations of war, the bonds of comradeship, and ideology and motivation, Fritz offers a sense of immediacy and intimacy, revealing war through the eyes of these self-styled “little men.” A fascinating look at the day-to-day life of German soldiers, this is a book not about war but about men. It will be vitally important for anyone interested in World War II, German history, or the experiences of common soldiers throughout the world.

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