A Foreign Heart

Author: Jeffrey Quyle
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781515231417
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The fourth volume of the Inner Seas Kingdom Series, A Foreign Heart follows Kestrel through a fast-paced series of adventures. With his goal now defined as defeat of the Viathin race that has invaded and begun to conquer the world of the Inner Seas, Kestrel works closely with his imp allies to race around the lands he knows -- the Eastern Forest, Hydrotaz, and Graylee. But the threats and challenges the Viathin evil poses are not limited to the places he is familiar with. Kestrel will journey through the Water Mountains and try to reach the nations north of the mountains. He will find that the challenges in the north will not just be combat, but the culture as well. And his heart will be torn by the affections that he comes to realize, and the desire he is driven to pursue. There are new powers, new weapons, new characters, and new challenges that drive Kestrel across wide portions of the Inner Seas Kingdoms as he tries to defeat the Viathins and conquer the yearnings of his own heart.

Where The Mountain Meets The Moon

Author: Grace Lin
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780316052603
Size: 46.42 MB
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A Newbery Honor WinnerA New York Times Bestseller This stunning fantasy inspired by Chinese folklore is a companion novel to the New York Times bestselling and National Book Award finalist When the Sea Turned to Silver In the valley of Fruitless mountain, a young girl named Minli lives in a ramshackle hut with her parents. In the evenings, her father regales her with old folktales of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man on the Moon, who knows the answers to all of life's questions. Inspired by these stories, Minli sets off on an extraordinary journey to find the Old Man on the Moon to ask him how she can change her family's fortune. She encounters an assorted cast of characters and magical creatures along the way, including a dragon who accompanies her on her quest for the ultimate answer. Grace Lin, author of the beloved Year of the Dog and Year of the Rat, returns with a wondrous story of adventure, faith, and friendship. A fantasy crossed with Chinese folklore, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is a timeless story reminiscent of The Wizard of Oz. Her beautiful illustrations, printed in full-color, accompany the text throughout. Once again, she has created a charming, engaging book for young readers.

The Heart S Invisible Furies

Author: John Boyne
Publisher: Hogarth
ISBN: 1524760803
Size: 79.13 MB
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Named Book of the MonthClub's Book of the Year, 2017 Selected one of New York Times Readers’ Favorite Books of 2017 From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of The Boy In the Striped Pajamas, a sweeping, heartfelt saga about the course of one man's life, beginning and ending in post-war Ireland Cyril Avery is not a real Avery -- or at least, that's what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he? Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, Cyril is adrift in the world, anchored only tenuously by his heartfelt friendship with the infinitely more glamourous and dangerous Julian Woodbead. At the mercy of fortune and coincidence, he will spend a lifetime coming to know himself and where he came from - and over his many years, will struggle to discover an identity, a home, a country, and much more. In this, Boyne's most transcendent work to date, we are shown the story of Ireland from the 1940s to today through the eyes of one ordinary man. The Heart's Invisible Furies is a novel to make you laugh and cry while reminding us all of the redemptive power of the human spirit.

A Marriage Of Friends

Author: Jeffrey Quyle
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781515229148
Size: 55.22 MB
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Kestrel found the way home, a way that was more convoluted than he expected, and one that split him apart from Lark and Wren and the rest of his companions in the latest battle against the Viathins. But they were all going home victorious, and would be reunited in Uniontown, he suspected, as he planned to pursue the young human duchess. But his trip home turned out to be interrupted by the one thing he never anticipated - a civil war among the elves, a battle against tyranny. Kestrel finds that in the Eastern Forest he has to put aside his plans to go to Uniontown so that he can pursue the larger quest for freedom and liberty among the elves, though the Rishiare Estelle, and the companionship of an exotic deity, make the battle complicated. Only when the civil war ends will he be able to make the journey to help Lark and her father, if it isn't too late. Follow Kestrel as he finds conflict where he hoped to never see it, and then has to face unexpected challenges and failures before he may find the happiness he seeks.