Author: Octavia E. Butler
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504045467
Size: 21.71 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 4456
A multiple Hugo and Nebula Award winner’s powerful saga of survival and destiny in a near-future dystopian America. One of the world’s most respected authors of science fiction imagines an apocalyptic near-future Earth where a remarkable young woman discovers that her destiny calls her to try and change the world around her. Octavia E. Butler’s brilliant two-volume Earthseed saga offers a startling vision of an all-too-possible tomorrow, in which walls offer no protection from a civilization gone mad. Parable of the Sower: In the aftermath of worldwide ecological and economic apocalypse, minister’s daughter Lauren Oya Olamina escapes the slaughter that claims the lives of her family and nearly every other member of their gated California community. Heading north with two young companions through an American wasteland, the courageous young woman faces dangers at every turn while spreading the word of a remarkable new religion that embraces survival and change. Parable of the Talents: Called to the new, hard truth of Earthseed, the small community of the dispossessed that now surrounds Lauren Olamina looks to her—their leader—for guidance. But when the evil that has grown out of the ashes of human society destroys all she has built, the prophet is forced to choose between preserving her faith or her family. The Earthseed novels cement Butler’s reputation as “one of the finest voices in fiction—period” (TheWashington Post Book World). Stunningly prescient and breathtakingly relevant to our times, this dark vision of a future America is a masterwork of powerful speculation that ushers us into a broken, dangerously divided world of bigotry, social inequality, mob violence, and ultimately hope.

The Queens Of Camelot

Author: Sarah Zettel
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504057805
Size: 29.43 MB
Format: PDF
View: 3981
All four novels in the fantasy romance series featuring the beautiful women of Camelot from the Philip K. Dick Award–winning author of Reclamation. In this riveting series, author Sarah Zettel expands the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table to tell the stories of those untold heroes: the Queens of Camelot . . . Risa: In Camelot’s Shadow: When Lady Risa of the Morelands discovers her father has promised her to the evil sorcerer Euberacon, she runs away. After meeting the gallant Sir Gawain, she thinks everything has changed, but Euberacon has other plans . . . Elen: For Camelot’s Honor: As treachery and violence threaten Elen’s homeland, a power begins to rise inside her. But with the foul witch Morgaine aiding her enemy, Elen will find strength and love in Sir Geraint. Lynet: Under Camelot’s Banner: With the threat of war and dark magic looming over her land, Lynet travels to Camelot to seek help from the High Queen Guinevere and restore honor to her family. But she also encounters the womanizing squire, Gareth. Laurel: By Camelot’s Blood: Laurel, queen of Cambryn, thought an arranged marriage to the reserved Sir Agravain would save her kingdom. However, she wasn’t expecting to spend her honeymoon on the battlefield. Praise for the Queens of Camelot series “Zettel’s artful combination of romance and . . . adventures is truly magical to read and is accessible to even those unfamiliar with Arthurian writings.” —Historical Novel Society on Risa: In Camelot’s Shadow “This novel delivers passion, danger, and excitement laced with fantasy.” —RT Book Reviews on Risa: In Camelot’s Shadow

The Queens Of Love And War

Author: Ellen Jones
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480430625
Size: 44.15 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 6706
Three engrossing historical novels—in one volume—bring the Plantagenets and the splendor and scheming of twelfth-century Europe to vivid life. In The Fatal Crown, set against the seething political intrigues of twelfth-century Europe, two royal heirs surrender to passion as they vie for the most glittering, treacherous prize of all: the English throne. At twenty-five, the widowed Maud must marry once again, this time to fourteen-year-old Geoffrey Plantagenet. But it is with Stephen of Blois, Maud’s fiercest rival for the British throne, that the headstrong princess discovers the true meaning of desire. In Beloved Enemy, Aquitaine is under the French king’s safekeeping, and Eleanor, the Duke of Aquitaine’s eldest daughter, knows she must wed Prince Louis in order to insure the future of her beloved duchy. Fiercely independent, filled with untapped desire, the woman who would be queen must provide Louis VII, her monkish husband, with heirs. But it is young Henry of Anjou who catches Eleanor’s eye—and sets fire to her heart. And in Gilded Cages, Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry Plantagenet—whose marriage was born of power, politics, and an all-consuming, fiery love—rule a vast kingdom. At first they work to unify and repair their war-torn lands—before being torn apart by intrigue, adultery, and deadly revenge.

Magemother The Complete Series

Author: Austin J. Bailey
Publisher: Austin J. Bailey
ISBN: 1533738564
Size: 19.18 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 2830
Sometimes a person must risk everything to become who they are meant to be This epic, 4-volume box set features over a thousand pages of fun, clean, kid-friendly fantasy adventure! Here's what readers are saying: Fantastic! If you liked Harry Potter or Percy Jackson, you'll love this book! It's a fast paced adventure that will keep you wondering what happens next. I would recommend reading the first book, as well. It's still free, I believe. If you're looking for a new series, start here.-Tanya Grala Loved the world it took me into to. A good, clean, fun story that left me wanting more. Loved how developed the characters were for such a quick read. A great read for any age.-Melissa A fresh story of good versus evil set in a fantasy world much like a marvelous daydream gone wild. A truly enjoyable and engaging read.-S.Rosenquist Book Descriptions The Magemother Saga is a four volume fantasy series written for kids of all ages. It's brimming with witches, shapeshifters, mystery, cliffhangers, friendship, and plot twists. The Mage and the Magpie: Magemother Book 1 Brinley has spent most of her life lost in her own imagination, teaching bullfrogs to do gymnastics and pretending to be invisible. Now, when a magic bell from another world summons her across time and space on a journey to find her mother, she will discover real friendship, face true evil, and overcome her greatest fears in order to save the ones she loves. When Brinley arrives in Aberdeen, she finds that all is not well. The Magemother—guardian of the mages—is missing. Hugo, a reluctant prince, is on a quest to find her. Together, Hugo and Brinley team up with an eccentric young bird keeper named Tabitha and set off to solve the mystery of the missing Magemother. Just maybe, Brinley will find the answers to her own past along the way. The Paradise Twin: Magemother Book 2 In one summer Brinley has gone from small town girl to Magemother, a powerful figure in the magical kingdom of Aberdeen. Now she must find the missing mages and restore their power before the evil festering in the Wizard's Ire has a chance to escape. Meanwhile her newest mage is drawn into a battle for his soul that may just tear him apart. The Bridge to Nowhere: Magemother Book 3 In this epic conclusion to the Magemother trilogy, Brinley ventures into the upside-down world of Inveress with a traitor at her side. Meanwhile, trapped inside the Panthion, Hugo searches for the truth that will save him from destruction. Together, they will find danger and death, loyalty and friendship. Together, they must save the world, and cross the bridge to nowhere. The Empty Throne: Bonus Novella Tabitha is pulled into an adventure all her own in this short follow up to The Mage and the Magpie. Tabitha, whose job it is to keep an eye on things, is doing her job a little too well one night and finds herself alone with Archibald when he is kidnapped by the Queen of the Nymph Kingdom. When she tries to save him, she finds out that there is more behind the Queen's actions than meets the eye. In order to save her friend, she must navigate a series of tests, face her worst nightmare, and learn to understand the secrets of her own heart.

Old Queens N Y In Early Photographs

Author: Vincent F. Seyfried
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486136019
Size: 64.90 MB
Format: PDF
View: 5192
Recalls "good old days" in Maspeth, Jamaica, Astoria, Jackson Heights, other areas: DeWitt Clinton mansion, hotel where Washington slept (1790), plus recent landmarks — Astoria Studios, 1939 World's Fair, more. 261 prints.

Complete Magic Lands Books 1 2 Omnibus The Complete Series

Author: William Robert Stanek
Publisher: RP Books & Audio
ISBN: 1575454394
Size: 62.66 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 2219
2 Magic Lands novels in one omnibus! Ray's people spend their entire lives in a floating world. They are born, live, and die in this water-soaked place. Now Ray and Tall must go into the wilds alone and return with one of the great ones to prove themselves and to win the hearts of the girls they love. But their paths are much more challenging than either ever imagines.