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Quicksilver

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Quicksilver is the story of Daniel Waterhouse, fearless thinker and conflicted Puritan, pursuing knowledge in the company of the greatest minds of Baroque-era Europe, in a chaotic world where reason wars with the bloody ambitions of the mighty, and where catastrophe, natural or otherwise, can alter the political landscape overnight. It is a chronicle of the breathtaking exploits of "Half-Cocked Jack" Shaftoe -- London street urchin turned swashbuckling adventurer and legendary King of the Vagabonds -- risking life and limb for fortune and love while slowly maddening from the pox. And it is the tale of Eliza, rescued by Jack from a Turkish harem to become spy, confidante, and pawn of royals in order to reinvent Europe through the newborn power of finance. A gloriously rich, entertaining, and endlessly inventive novel that brings a remarkable age and its momentous events to vivid life, Quicksilver is an extraordinary achievement from one of the most original and important literary talents of our time. And it's just the beginning ...

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Author: Stephanie Spinner
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Hermes—also known as Mercury, Wayfinder, and Prince of Thieves—has many talents. Wearing his famed winged sandals, he does the bidding of his father Zeus, leads the dead down to Hades, and practices his favorite arts of trickery and theft. He also sees the future, travels invisibly, loves jokes, and abhors violence. And he’s an entertaining and ideal narrator on a fast-paced journey through ancient Greek mythology—from Medusa’s cave to Trojan War battlefields to the mysterious Underworld. Stephanie Spinner brings the famous messenger—and the best-known gods and mortals of mythology—to life with high action and spare, powerful prose.

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Author: Bill Pronzini
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A weekend fling turns into a week-long manhunt as the Nameless Detective's last solo case involves him in a cat and mouse chase through San Francisco's Japantown that ends in a confusion of murder, rape, and suicide. It is Friday, and on Monday, Nameless will grudgingly welcome Eberhardt, a retired cop and old friend, into his detective agency. The weekend should give him just enough time to wrap up the little mystery of Haruko Gage's secret admirer who sends her expensive jewels, but doesn't sign his name. With Gage, a domineering designer, as a client, Nameless figures a little light work will bring him a little extra cash. But instead of uncovering a mopey lover, Nameless stumbles on a violent ritual murder and finds himself enmeshed in a bizarre case of confused identity and perverse kidnapping whose roots stem from the Tule Lake Relocation Center-one of the World War II camps for Japanese-Americans-and a long buried secret that would never have happened if a different crime against 100,000 people hadn't been committed in 1942. While Eberhardt is pressing Nameless to set up shop, a kingpin in the Yakuza-the "Japanese Mafia"-is brutally butchered in his bathhouse, a rancher is killed in a hit- and-run accident, and a masoleum is burglarized and filled with fresh-cut roses. The best clue Nameless has is a grainy black-and-white photo of three young Japanese men standing in front of a wire-mesh fence. To unmask the killer, Nameless must unravel a web of guilt and intrigue that spans many lives and forty years. "Pronzini is the master of the shivery, spine-tingling it-could-happen suspense story." -Publishers Weekly "Pronzini is a pro." -The New York Times

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Author: Saladin Ahmed
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Collecting Quicksilver: No Surrender #1-5. The fastest Avenger of all races straight out of the smash-hit “No Surrender” event and into a psychedelic survival thriller unlike anything you’ve seen before! Quicksilver’s super-speed and abrasive personality have always isolated him, but he’s never been truly alone until now. Trapped beyond the perception of his friends, family and allies, Pietro must now wage a one-man guerilla war against a monster that he’s not even sure is real — to save a world that he may never be a part of again! But can he protect his sister, the Scarlet Witch, from forces she can’t even perceive? Exhausted and facing an enemy who renders his abilities useless, Pietro must use every trick in his arsenal to save Wanda but he’s running out of tricks! Is Quicksilver doomed to be lost forever?

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Author: Elise Noble
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Help me. English teacher Corazon da Silva attends the funeral of Isabella Morales, but soon afterwards, two desperate words whispered over the phone shake her to the core. Is her best friend really dead? With little interest from the Colombian police, Cora goes undercover to hunt for Izzy in America. The journey promises to be dangerous, but she’s not worried because her big brother, Rafael, is watching her every move. The only problem? Rafael’s an assassin, and he’s just shot somebody he shouldn’t have. Now they’re in a race against time to find Izzy before his enemies catch up with him, and Cora isn’t the only person with a hidden agenda. Quicksilver is a standalone romantic thriller novel in the Blackwood Security Series. No cliffhanger!

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Author: Kenneth Baxter Ragsdale
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
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Before Terlingua achieved some notoriety as the site of the annual World Championship Chili Cookoff, the ghost town was the bustling center of the mercury mining industry in the United States. Quicksilver tells the story of the company town and its feudal lord, Chicago industrialist Howard E. Perry, who built a hilltop mansion overlooking the dry domain. Based on many primary sources, this solidly researched and historically sound book tells of profit, power, and loss; of U.S. Army protection from the effects of revolution south of the border; of Depression-era maneuverings and labor unrest; and of a region that holds growing fascination for thousands of visitors each year. Color and authenticity come from the author's interviews with such individuals as Robert Cartledge, who for nearly three decades worked as store clerk, purchasing agent, and finally general manager of the Chisos Mining Company in Terlingua.

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Author: Nicolas Rothwell
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Winner of the 2017 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction Quicksilver begins on a quiet day in contemplation of a lizard deep in the heart of the outback but quickly moves to the Russia of Tolstoy and Gorky, and on to other lands and times, bringing into play universal questions about the essential nature of the human condition. Rothwell’s chief subject is always the inland: the mystic Kurangara cult that flourished in the Kimberley; the story of the Western Desert artists, their works and their eventual fate; the tracks across the wilderness of Colonel Warburton and George Grey; the bush dreams and intuitions of D. H. Lawrence and the landscape word-portraits by the great biographer of nature Eric Rolls. In Quicksilver Rothwell masterfully takes us in search of the sacred through place and time, in an enchanting reverie of calm wondering. Nicolas Rothwell is the award-winning author of Quicksilver, Belomor, Heaven & Earth, Wings of the Kite-Hawk, Another Country, The Red Highway and Journeys to the Interior. He was a senior writer for the Australian. ‘Fluent and expressive prose, which always seems to be moving towards the rhapsodic while stopping short of actual indulgence.’ Age ‘Nicolas Rothwell is a weird and wonderful writer. In this new book, Quicksilver, he takes the form of nonfiction and turns it into an extraordinary drama of spiritual quests and cultural hauntings.’ Australian ‘Nicolas Rothwell’s Quicksilver also straddles the line between memoir and reportage. He is a worldly yet desert-bound writer, one who can look at a lizard baking on a rock and think of Maxim Gorky and Leo Tolstoy.’ Australian ‘It is impossible to understand Australia without venturing into the interior and far reaches of the continent. Divining the sacred, Rothwell moves effortlessly from Eastern Europe and Soviet Russia to the Pilbara.’ Mark McKenna, Best Books of 2016, Australian Book Review ‘The Czech-Australian journalist Nicolas Rothwell could be described in many ways, but perhaps most economical is as wanderer and wonderer: across territories, eras, peoples and cultural boundaries. This collection of essays takes us to the Australian interior, to the High Tatra in Slovakia, to the ruptures and upheavals of central Europe in the 1980s, and to the prison camps of the Soviet Union: Gorky, Tolstoy, Tarkovsky, Darwin, Lawrence are some of our travelling companions. Its title piece is an astonishingly suggestive and beautiful linking of the life and times of Jewish mystic and cult leader Jacob Frank to the latter-day exploration—or exploitation—by outsiders of the Aboriginal artists of the Western Desert.’ Guardian ‘Rothwell’s prose is lucid and absorbing. His enterprise is abundantly subjective; this is its purpose and its strength...Rothwell draws his reader into a shadowy and beautiful realm of thought.’ Times Literary Supplement ‘It [Belomor] is a masterpiece. And the book that followed it this year—six uncategorisable essays welded together by the author’s inimitable prose style and enduring fascination with Australia’s top end and desert country—is equally deserving of that overused term.’ Saturday Paper, Best Books of 2017

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Author: R. J. Anderson
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Back home Tori was the girl who had everything a sixteen-year-old could want—popularity, money, beauty. Everything. Including a secret. That secret made her very valuable. Now she's left everything from her old life behind, including her real name and Alison, the only person who truly understood her. She can't lose the secret. But if she wants to have anything resembling a normal life, she has to blend in and hide her unique...talents. Plans change when the enigmatic Sebastian Faraday reappears in Tori's life and delivers bad news: she hasn't escaped. In fact, she's attracted new interest in the form of an obsessed ex-detective now in the employ of a genetics lab. She has only one shot at ditching her past for good and living like the normal human she wishes she could be. Tori must use every ounce of her considerable hacking and engineering skills—and even then, she might need to sacrifice more than she could possibly imagine if she wants to be free. The riveting companion to R.J. Anderson's acclaimed Ultraviolet, which is now available in paperback.

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Author: Richard M. Swiderski
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Though modern scientists recognize mercury as a harmful environmental pollutant and one of the world’s most dangerous elemental toxins, mercury was once considered a wondrous substance capable of eradicating internal disease, revolutionizing the paint and cosmetics industries and even entertaining the masses as part of amateur magic tricks and witch doctor scams. This work traces the history of mercury in popular culture, beginning in the early eighteenth century when Dr. Thomas Dover, nicknamed “Dr. Quicksilver,” began prescribing doses of raw mercury to clear out intestinal blockages and rid the body of syphilis and other diseases. The author then details the role of mercury in several medical, industrial, and cultural applications. In the fields of dentistry and vaccination, mercury continues to be used as a preservative and amalgamative agent. In the cosmetics industry, mercury was once used as a popular “skin lightener” in soaps and skin creams. In the early development of obstetrics and gynecology, mercury was once used to stimulate conception and fetal abortion. Many more uses of mercury, along with many more, are outlined in the work, while several appendices provide translations of rare works which reference mercury.

Quicksilver’s World

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Author: Anne Moon
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Deep within an old and mysterious forest in an ancient land, Quicksilver is born into the silver dance of the moon. From the moment he takes his first breath, Quicksilver is unconditionally loved by his fairy family. After an elderly wizardess rises from a corner in the room to cradle Quicksilver in her arms, she grants him the gift of invisibility that she says will help him, along with other similar children, to eventually lead their people to realize new possibilities. As Quicksilver sets out on a coming-of-age journey fueled by curiosity, he soon amazes everyone around him with special abilities that frequently cause his family a mixture of mirth, wonder, and worry. While exploring a world filled with magic, mystery, and unusual animals, Quicksilver proudly wears his cloak of invisibility while making new friends, solving mysteries, and experiencing unusual adventures. In this entertaining fantasy tale, a fairy boy and his team of special fairy children with unique abilities, set out on a daring, yet fun filled journey to solve problems and change even the human world

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Author: HRH Michael of Kent
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From HRH Princess Michael of Kent, bestselling author of The Queen of Four Kingdoms, comes the eagerly-anticipated third volume in the Anjou trilogy. The final volume of the Anjou trilogy focuses on merchant Jacques Coeur, a man of humble beginnings but fiercely ambitious, who became one of the richest and most powerful men in fifteenth century France. HRH Princess Michael of Kent vividly re-enacts the life of Jacques Coeur as he becomes trusted confidante and champion of the Anjou royal family, particularly of his beloved patroness Yolande, Queen of the Four Kingdoms, and, of course, the beautiful and captivating Agnes Sorel who Jacques comes to know and understand as a friend. As Jacques's star shines brighter and brighter, his story runs parallel to that of Yolande and Agnes Sorel until the three interlink in devastating fashion and Jacques's ambition and generosity become his downfall. Meticulously researched and powerfully evoked, HRH Princess Michael of Kent unveils a seldom told story, enriched by her own insider's perspective of royal life.

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Author: Amanda Quick
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A Victorian glass-reader and a psychic investigator play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with a killer in the second installment of the New York Times bestselling Looking Glass Trilogy. Virginia Dean wakes at midnight beside a dead body, with a bloody knife in her hand and no memory of the evening’s events. Dark energy, emanating from the mirrors lining the room, overpowers her senses. With no apparent way in or out, she’s rescued by a man she’s met only once before, but won’t soon forget... Owen Sweetwater inherited his family’s talent for hunting the psychical monsters who prey on London’s women and children, and his investigation into the deaths of two glass-readers has led him here. The high-society types of the exclusive Arcane Society would consider Virginia an illusionist, a charlatan, even a criminal. But Owen knows better. Virginia’s powers are real—and so is the power she exerts over him simply with her presence. And if her abilities can be relied upon in the midst of great danger, they just might be the key to his investigation.

Quicksilver Mining in Sonoma County

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Author: Joe Pelanconi
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In the 1870s, a quicksilver mining boom took hold of Sonoma County, California. Claims were staked, and a rowdy camp took shape in Pine Flat as farmers traded plows for picks and miners answered the siren call of cinnabar. In this compelling account, historian Joe Pelanconi relates the development of the twenty-mile Cinnabar Mining District. Pelanconi shares intriguing stories like those of the Donner Party survivor, Chinese laborers who worked the mines in danger of mercury poisoning and the two brothers who were leading citizens of the district and purported victims of murder. Delve into Sonoma County's heritage and a lost era when eccentrics and dreamers sought shining flasks of riches in the Mayacamas Mountains above today's wine country.

Quicksilver's Knight

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Author: Christopher Stasheff
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Quicksilver's Knight by Christopher Stasheff Book Resume:

SWORD AND SORCERY! SOME GUYS HAVE IT ALL... Geoffrey Gallowglass, the Lord High Warlock’s second son, has only two passions in life: war and women. As a knight-errant, he roams the Kingdom of Gramarye looking for wrongs to right and women to woo... but no one has held his interest for very long. Until he meets Quicksilver, a fiery warrior woman as beautiful as she is deadly, with a tongue as sharp as her sword. Has Geoffrey finally found his perfect woman? There’s only one problem: Quicksilver is the bandit chieftain who has conquered her lord’s land and castle, and Geoffrey is the Royal Knight sent to defeat and capture her. Is love hopeless? Or can Geoffrey find some way face her before an altar, not an army?

The Ulysses Quicksilver Omnibus, Volume 1

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Author: Jonathan Green
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ACTION AND ADVENTURE IN A NEW AGE OF STEAM! Join Ulysses Quicksilver – dandy, adventurer and agent of the crown – as he battles the enemies of the Empire in this collection of rip-roaring steampunk adventures. This action-packed tome brings you three sensational tales... UNNATURAL HISTORY: Queen Victoria is celebrating the 160th year of her reign, but all is not well at the heart of the empire. An eminent professor of evolutionary biology goes missing. A catastrophic Overground rail-crash unleashes the dinosaurs of London Zoo. Is this the work of crazed revolutionaries, or are more sinister forces at work? For Ulysses the game is afoot! LEVIATHAN RISING: It’s all aboard the Neptune, the latest in submersible cruise-liners, for a jolly ocean jaunt. But what starts out as a holiday quickly turns into a voyage of terror for Ulysses and his companions. A brutal murder is committed and then an act of sabotage plunges the Neptune into the abyssal depths. There a deadly secret awaits them, as the Leviathan awakes! HUMAN NATURE: The Whitby Mermaid is stolen from Cruickshank’s Cabinet of Curiosities and Ulysses Quicksilver is soon on the case. What does the theft have to do with the mysterious House of Monkeys? And what of the enigmatic criminal known as the Magpie? Ulysses’ investigation takes him to Whitby, where something sinister lurks on the moors, carefully choosing its victims!

The Exploits of Beau Quicksilver

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Author: Florence M. Pettee
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Scourge of the underworld, “that damned dude dick”—Beau Quicksilver was an enigmatical crime-chaser—a mercurial master. A predecessor to Philo Vance, this detective solved seven separate cases in the pages of Argosy magazine, published in consecutive issues. Author Florence M. Pettee’s work appeared in several of the top pulp magazines of the 1920s, including Black Mask, and her quirky characters known for their offbeat gimmicks and situations… not to mention her distinctive prose. Often written about—but never reprinted—the exploits of Beau Quicksilver belong in The Argosy Library.

The Quicksilver Kid

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Author: Steve Hailes
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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This is a fine novel. I really enjoyed reading it. --Kitty Monahan, Director New Almaden Quicksilver Museum This is a great story. --Larry Comstock, San Jose author of Henry Halleck and the Almaden Quicksilver Mines. The Quicksilver Kid is available on unabridged audio tape by Books in Motion of Spokane, Washington (800-752-3199). Other California novels by Mr. Hailes are as follows: California Guns #1: Gila Bend Showdown - starts in Texas in the late 1840s and tells the story of a manhunt on the way to California, ending at a showdown at Gila Bend. California Guns #2: Monterey Deathsong - the story of an ex-Texas Ranger preventing trouble at Californias first constitutional convention in 1849 in Monterey. California Guns #3: Trouble in Mariposa - the story of corruption and greed in the gold fields of California. California Guns #4: Santa Lucia Secrets - there was Spanish treasure and other secrets in the hills, wealth worth more than gold. California Guns #5: West of Yuma - the trail between Yuma on the Colorado River and San Diego was filled with danger and a man seeking revenge.

Quicksilver War

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Author: William Harris
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Quicksilver War is a panoramic political history of the wars that coursed through Syria and Iraq in the wake of the 'Arab Spring' and eventually merged to become a regional catastrophe: a kaleidoscopic and constantly shifting conflict involving many different parties and phases. William Harris distils the highly complex dynamics behind the conflict, starting with the brutalizing Baathist regimes in Damascus and Baghdad. He charts the malignant consequences of incompetent US occupation of Iraq and Bashar al-Assad's self-righteous mismanagement of Syria, through the implosion of Syria, and the emergence of eastern and western theatres of war focused respectively on future control of Syria and the challenge of ISIS. Beyond the immediate arena of conflict, geopolitical riptides have also been set in motion, including Turkey's embroilment in the war and the shifting circumstances of the Kurds. This sweeping history addresses urgent questions for our time. Will the world rubber-stamp and bankroll the Russian-led 'solution' in Syria, backed by Turkey and Iran? Is the 'Quicksilver War' about to reach an explosive finale? Or will ongoing political maneuvering mutate into years of further violence?

The Ulysses Quicksilver Omnibus, Volume 2

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Author: Jonathan Green
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THE DARK HEART OF THE EMPIRE – EXPOSED! In his ongoing adventures in the services of Queen and Empire, Ulysses Quicksilver – hero and dandy – begins to uncover the corruption and decay in his beloved Britannia. This worthy tome collects three tales of desperation: EVOLUTION EXPECTS: After nearly 160 years as the supreme power on the planet, the British Empire has become stagnant and corrupt. The new Prime Minister, Devlin Valentine, promises change, but some lack the patience for politics. With a dangerous vigilante stalking the streets, a monster on the loose in the East End and rival gangs fighting for control, there may be nothing Ulysses – trapped in the notorious Bedlam Hospital – can do to prevent a catastrophic metamorphosis! BLOOD ROYAL: With the city, and the Empire, reeling from the transformations of a month before, a twisted new religion rises from the devastation. In the meantime, in Europe, the spectre of war rears its ugly head; and rumours hint at monsters, things of myth, on both sides. Ulysses Quicksilver, fighting for peace and for reason – for civilisation itself – follows a path that leads him from the shattered streets of London to the icy wastes at the heart of a secretive, bloody empire. DARK SIDE: Searching for his brother Barty, Ulysses heads to the British Lunar colonies. The trail leads him and his faithful butler into the path of unsolved murders, battling robots, shady millionaires and uncanny inventions. Stalled when he ends up on the wrong side of Lunar law and hunted by a mysterious eyepatch-wearing stranger, the dandy adventurer will uncover, in a secret base on the dark side of the moon, truths that will challenge everything he knew about Britannia...

The Quicksilver Court

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Author: Melissa Caruso
Publisher: Orbit
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"A classic, breathtaking adventure brimful of dangerous magic and clever politics."―Tasha Suri, author of The Jasmine Throne Loyalties are tested and nations clash in the second novel of a fresh epic fantasy series bursting with adventure, intrigue, ambition, and deadly magic. Ryxander, the Warden of Gloamingard, has failed. Unsealed by her blood, the Door hidden within the black tower has opened. Now, for the first time since the age of the Graces, demons walk the world. As tensions grow between nations, all eyes—and daggers—are set on Morgrain, which has fallen under the Demon of Discord’s control. When an artifact with the power to wipe out all life in a domain is stolen, Ryx will do whatever it takes to save her home from destruction. But success may demand a larger sacrifice from Ryx than she could have imagined. Praise for Rooks and Ruin: "Block out time to binge this can't-stop story filled with danger and unexpected disaster. From the fresh take on time-honored tropes to a crunchy, intrigue-filled story, The Obsidian Tower is a must-read for lovers of high fantasy."―C. L. Polk, World Fantasy award-winning author of Witchmark "This is a truly excellent fantasy and an epic beginning for a new trilogy."―Locus Rooks and Ruin The Obsidian Tower The Quicksilver Court For more from Melissa Caruso, check out: Swords and Fire The Tethered Mage The Defiant Heir The Unbroken Empire

Capturing Quicksilver

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Author: Arielle A. Smith
Publisher: Berghahn Books
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Since the turn of the century Singapore has sustained a reputation for both austere governance and cutting-edge biomedical facilities and research. Seeking to emphasize Singapore’s capacity for “modern medicine” and strengthen their burgeoning biopharmaceutical industry, this image has explicitly excluded Chinese medicine – despite its tremendous popularity amongst Singaporeans from all walks of life, and particularly amongst Singapore’s ethnic Chinese majority. This book examines the use and practice of Chinese medicine in Singapore, especially in everyday life, and contributes to anthropological debates regarding the post-colonial intersection of knowledge, identity, and governmentality, and to transnational studies of Chinese medicine as a permeable, plural, and fluid practice.

The Ulysses Quicksilver Short Story Collection

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Author: Jonathan Green
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The Ulysses Quicksilver Short Story Collection by Jonathan Green Book Resume:

Dandy, detective and adventurer Ulysses Quicksilver tackles the enemies of the crown in this thrilling collection of three complete short stories drawn from the steampunk Pax Britannia Ulysses Quicksilver novels. In 'Fruiting Bodies' a gruesome death leads Ulysses and his manservant Nimrod to the glasshouses of Kew, bringing them face to face with the horrors lurking within. A Hallowe'en seance leads our intrepid duo into a close encounter with the world beyond in 'Vanishing Point', whilst in 'White Rabbit' Ulysses journeys into a world of madness and murder, meeting some sinisterly familiar characters along the way. This collection is the perfect starting point for readers new to the exciting world of Pax Britannia! 'Fruiting Bodies' was first published in the novel 'El Sombra', 'Vanishing Point' was first published in the novel 'Leviathan Rising' and 'White Rabbit' was first published in the novel 'Blood Royal'.

Deadly Quicksilver Lies

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Author: Glen Cook
Publisher: Penguin
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A damsel in a dress was Garrett’s weakness, especially when she had equipment in all the right places. Still, Garrett wasn’t sure it was worth his life to take on Maggie Jenn, the ex-king’s ex-mistress, as his client. Not in a kingdom where the biggest con artists weren’t human, magic could beat any weapon, and the local killers were built like tanks. It seemed like a simple missing person’s case: a vanished teenage daughter, a distraught mother trying to track her down. But when a guy as well-connected as the Rainmaker was gunning to see Garrett permanently removed from the case, he knew he’d have to call in some big favors just to keep his head on his shoulders, let alone to find a kid who probably didn’t want to be found.

Quicksilver of the Heart

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Author: Brenda Peddigrew
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Quicksilver of the Heart by Brenda Peddigrew Book Resume:

Invite these poems to companion your heart and let them stretch your soul. Brendas spare, simple words say big things. In this very intimate collection we are offered messages of lifes mysteries in a language as clear as any fine spiritual direction. Throbbing through the poems is her Celtic sensibility, offered in the calm dialect of a sagacious heart bred to thrive in Newfoundland weather. Taken as talismans of transformation, these poems beg rereading, like stories retold over strong tea to take off the chill and to strengthen the heart. We are whispered secret courage to engage life, open-eyed and ready. The stanzas give voice to the quiet satisfactions of honest, open-hearted awareness and offer a travelers guide into a soulscape both delicate and wild. From a knowing of winters graced grit to the full out exhilaration of the greening again spring, Brenda opens to us the experience of a woman stepping into elder-hood well versed in living close to the heart of things. Look, she says to us, despite any initial evidence to the contrary, small moments are thresholds into soul size transformations and no less than lifes best gift. (Gabriele Uhlein OSF, author and artist, Meditations with Hildegard of Bingen)

The Quicksilver Faire

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Author: Gillian Summers
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The Quicksilver Faire by Gillian Summers Book Resume:

Keelie is brought to the dazzling Fairy High Court—fraught with illusion and trickery—to repair a world-ending imbalance in magic, but she can’t fix things alone. In a strange magical land, with nasty goblins running amok and a handsome forest god pursuing her, whom can she trust?

The Quicksilver Pool

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Author: Phyllis A. Whitney
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The Quicksilver Pool by Phyllis A. Whitney Book Resume:

From a New York Times–bestselling author: After the Civil War, a young Confederate bride finds herself living in the shadow of her husband’s first love. Having lost her fiancé in battle, Lora Blair knew it was the heartache of war, not true love, that drew her to Union soldier Wade Tyler, a grieving widower who still mourned his late wife, Virginia. Married quickly in the ravished little Southern border town where Lora was born, they headed back North to Wade’s Staten Island mansion, where he lives with his motherless son and bitterly unwelcoming family. It’s not just Lora’s Southern roots among wealthy Yankees that are met with severe disapproval. Lora knows that she’ll forever be in the shadow of Wade’s adored, devotedly maternal, and peerlessly beautiful first wife. Though her most dangerous opposition is yet to come, Lora must face the secrets hidden in the Tylers’ past—including those Virginia took with her to an early grave. The recipient of the Agatha Award for Lifetime Achievement, Phyllis A. Whitney is “a superb and gifted storyteller” (Mary Higgins Clark). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Phyllis A. Whitney including rare images from the author’s estate.

Legends of Lasniniar: Quicksilver

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Author: Jacquelyn Smith
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Legends of Lasniniar: Quicksilver by Jacquelyn Smith Book Resume:

Hero of Lasniniar. Dwarvenhome’s Chief of Clans. Barlo can claim both these titles, and more. (But never ‘Master Chef.’) Brave, stubborn, and loyal to a fault, he takes pride in his judgment of character. And he holds no qualms about sharing his opinions. (Much to his elf friend Iarion’s chagrin.) ...Even when it means he must tell an unwelcome truth. A stand-alone story of the infamous Barlo and Iarion from the World of Lasniniar epic fantasy series by award-winning author, Jacquelyn Smith.

Quicksilver - Castle Bound

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Author: Stone Marshall
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Quicksilver - Castle Bound by Stone Marshall Book Resume:

Dreams of adventure finally coming true, but will Dane survive? A blacksmith can swing a hammer, but can he swing a sword? Dane has just left his smithing apprenticeship to pursue the adventure he has been waiting for his entire life—how will he handle his first taste of the battle? He is young, impulsive, and inexperienced, but the Quicksilver that coats his body might be of more use than originally expected. Dane’s adventure heats up as he is thrown into battle and meets more of the Royal Guards he so admires. Will they be able to help him in his quest to identify how he survived being coated in the mysterious metal covering his skin? Join him in his journey to find out!

Cat in a Quicksilver Caper

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Author: Carole Nelson Douglas
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Cat in a Quicksilver Caper by Carole Nelson Douglas Book Resume:

Midnight Louie, alley-cat extraordinaire and Las Vegas's hairiest, hard-boiled PI, finds himself literally walking a tightrope when a fabulous museum opening at one of Sin City's swankiest casinos is marred by a little thing like death. Louie's loyal roommate, feisty PR freelancer Temple Barr, has snagged the commission of her career: repping the opening exhibition of the Russian Czars' priceless treasures at the New Millennium Hotel, the apex of which is the Czar Alexander Scepter, a priceless jewel-encrusted artifact. Trouble is, the hotel has booked an aerial magic act right above the exhibition. Temple works at a breakneck pace to coordinate this logistical nightmare. Tragedy ensues when a performer dies right above where the collection will be displayed and the police threaten to shut everything down. But the word "no" isn't one heard often in Las Vegas when money is involved and the show (or shows) must go on. Just as things seem to be working perfectly, another performer dies...and the scepter vanishes. The culprits could be international art thieves, Russian mafioso, or Chechen rebels out to embarrass the current Russian government. Or it could be someone else, perhaps someone Temple knows all too well . . . . Temple and Louie both have enemies in the magic act--evil magician Shangri-La and her curare-nailed performing Siamese cat, Hyacinth--and on the ground--ever-suspicious homicide lieutenant Carmen Molina, who's itching to pin the heist and murders on Temple's significant other, ex-magician and sometimes ex-spy Max Kinsella, now oddly AWOL. Worse, as Temple and Louie's separate investigations bring them both close to the truth, it's clear that someone has decided to hang them out to die too. Can fancy footwork and detection save our intrepid duo? Find out in Carole Nelson Douglas's Cat in a Quicksilver Caper. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Quicksilver (Crossbreed Series: Book 11)

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Author: Dannika Dark
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Quicksilver (Crossbreed Series: Book 11) by Dannika Dark Book Resume:

Keystone goes to battle with their most fearsome foe yet in this USA Today Bestselling series by Dannika Dark. In the world of crime fighting, Raven has learned that formal affairs are a necessary evil. So when Keystone receives an invitation to a winter ball, she tries to make the best of it. The most powerful elites in Cognito are attending—a perfect opportunity to network and have a few drinks. But when a guest hijacks the party in a violent display of dark power, chaos ensues. It’s a race against time as Raven searches for a way to thwart his diabolical plan. Will Keystone find the fortitude to prevent the downfall of civilization? Or will they bow to a new king to save their souls? “And a terrible curse befell the winter ball.” Keywords: urban fantasy, paranormal romance, vampires, mages, paranormal, supernatural, shifters, wolves, romance, secrets, mystery, magic, modern magic, alpha male, sexy, brotherhood, strong woman, ghosts, psychic, sensors, tracker, bounty hunter, villains, sleuth, series, demons, devils, swords, sorcery, daggers, spell, adventure, journey, action, hybrids, werewolves, werewolf, curse, enchantment, castle, mercenary, rogues, assassins, kidnap, transformed, tattoo, hunters, dark, fantasy, raven, special powers, snarky, banter, chemistry, humor, sidekicks, series, urban fantasy, quicksilver, slow burn, booktok

Quicksilver

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Author: Neal Stephenson
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Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson Book Resume:

Quicksilver is the story of Daniel Waterhouse, fearless thinker and conflicted Puritan, pursuing knowledge in the company of the greatest minds of Baroque-era Europe, in a chaotic world where reason wars with the bloody ambitions of the mighty, and where catastrophe, natural or otherwise, can alter the political landscape overnight. It is a chronicle of the breathtaking exploits of "Half-Cocked Jack" Shaftoe -- London street urchin turned swashbuckling adventurer and legendary King of the Vagabonds -- risking life and limb for fortune and love while slowly maddening from the pox. And it is the tale of Eliza, rescued by Jack from a Turkish harem to become spy, confidante, and pawn of royals in order to reinvent Europe through the newborn power of finance. A gloriously rich, entertaining, and endlessly inventive novel that brings a remarkable age and its momentous events to vivid life, Quicksilver is an extraordinary achievement from one of the most original and important literary talents of our time. And it's just the beginning ...

Of Ink, Wit and Intrigue

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Author: Susan Cooper-Bridgewater
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
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Of Ink, Wit and Intrigue by Susan Cooper-Bridgewater Book Resume:

Of Ink, Wit and Intrigue is a quirky historical fiction, weaving known facts in the life of one of England’s most notorious wastrels, wits, poets and libertines, John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester (1647-1680), with invented episodes, both bizarre and plausible.

My Lady Quicksilver

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Author: Bec McMaster
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My Lady Quicksilver by Bec McMaster Book Resume:

"McMaster's characters are beautifully drawn and the tension between them is completely smoking... [a] dark, menacing and strangely beautiful world." - RT Book Reviews Determined to destroy the Echelon she despises, Rosalind Fairchild is on seemingly easy mission. Get in. Uncover the secrets of her brother's disappearance. And get out. In order to infiltrate the Nighthawks and find their leader, Blue Blooded Sir Jasper Lynch, Rosalind will pose as their secretary. A dangerous mission, but Rosalind is also the elusive Mercury, a leader in the humanist movement. But she doesn't count on Lynch being such a dangerously charismatic man, challenging her at every turn, forcing her to re-evaluate everything she knows about the enemy. He could be her most dangerous nemesis-or the ally she never dreamed existed. A stunning, action-filled paranormal romance, Bec McMaster's London Steampunk novels will appeal to fans of Gail Carriger, Kristen Callihan's Darkest London series, and the Blud series by Delilah Dawson. RITA finalist Bec McMaster's London Steampunk series: Kiss of Steel, Book 1 Honoria's last hope is the most dangerous man in London's underworld, and she may be his last hope as well Heart of Iron, Book 2 Will would do anything to protect Lena, including fighting his love for her, but seducing her may be the only way to save her My Lady Quicksilver, Book 3 Rosalind risks her life, and her heart, to get close to the one man who could find and free her brother. But will he? Forged by Desire, Book 4 RITA finalist, When Perry fled her thrall contract and joined the Nighthawks, she thought she would be safe, but danger is stalking her again Of Silk and Steam, Book 5 Mina has sworn revenge for her father's death, but the man she plans to destroy could be her own undoing, or the salvation of all London What readers are saying about My Lady Quicksilver: "twists and turns, vampires, revenge, passion, suspense and romance" "If you enjoy Steampunk, romance and paranormal romance than you are in for a real treat." "absolutely stunning" "Full of action and intrigue, this story is perfect!" "humor and red hot romance" What reviewers are saying about My Lady Quicksilver: "Rich, dramatic, romantic, and dangerous..." - Publishers Weekly "wildly imaginative, richly textured world building... the perfect choice for readers who like their historical romances sexy, action-packed, and just a tad different." - Booklist "The blend of steampunk, paranormal, suspense and romance is so well crafted into a riveting story" - Delighted Reader "a taste of paranormal, shifter, steampunk and romance all stewed in a recipe to be savored and not rushed through. " - Coffee Time Romance "beautifully crafted and immerses the reader in a fantastic story." - Worlds of Words What everyone is saying about Bec McMaster: "a must read for paranormal fans and steampunk fans alike. 5/5 Stars, Reviewer Top Pick" - Night Owl Reviews "richly imagined, gritty and dark, and full of hot heroes and hot sex... utterly delicious. " -Smart Bitches, Trashy Books "Action, adventure, steampunk, and blazing hot seduction...Bec McMaster offers it all."-Eve Silver, author of Sins of the Flesh

The Baroque Cycle

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Author: Neal Stephenson
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The Baroque Cycle by Neal Stephenson Book Resume:

Get all three novels in Neal Stephenson's New York Times bestselling "Baroque Cycle" in one e-book, including: Quicksilver, The Confusion, and The System of the World. This three-volume historical epic delivers intrigue, adventure, and excitement set against the political upheaval of the early 18th century.

Quicksilver Soul

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Author: Christine D'Abo
Publisher: Forever Yours
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Quicksilver Soul by Christine D'Abo Book Resume:

WHERE FEAR ENDS, LOVE BEGINS Nicola Tesla has never needed a man to complete her life. A gifted engineer, she has always had her experiments to keep her company-or she did, before her vile boss stole them. Now she's working at the Archives in New London, where the memories of the dead are stored. But it isn't long before Nicola discovers she's being watched . . . by a most intriguing, sinfully sexy man. Archivist Emmet Dennison should be busy extracting memories from the dead. Instead he's been asked to keep an eye on the brazen, strikingly beautiful Nicola Tesla. Soon Emmet and Nicola are shaken by an attraction neither of them wants. Yet when a nefarious man takes them hostage, Nicola and Emmet will need to rely on their attraction, and the growing bond between them, to stop a madman hellbent on destroying New London forever. Approx. 100,000 words.

Quicksilver Passion

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Author: Georgina Gentry
Publisher: Zebra Books
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Quicksilver Passion by Georgina Gentry Book Resume:

SHE MEANT WHAT SHE SAID Beautiful Silver Jones had been called every name in the book. But now that she owned her own tavern in Buckskin Joe, Colorado, she didn't care what the self-righteous citizens thought of her. She never let a man touch her and she earned her money fair and square. Then one night, handsome Cherokee Evans swaggered up to her bar and completely destroyed the peace she'd made with her life—for the irresistible miner made her yearn for the melting kisses and fiery caresses that Silver had sworn she'd do without forever. HE KNEW WHAT HE WANTED It had been Cherokee's experience that every woman had her price, and that curvaceous Silver Jones couldn't be any exception. Ready to trade all his savings for a night in the vixen's arms, Cherokee invited himself into her bed. That was when he discovered that Silver meant what she said. . . and realized he had lost his heart to the luscious temptress. He wanted to take her that very second, but Cherokee made himself bide his time, certain that soon he'd stroke her satiny limbs and taste her honeyed lips, forever earning the priceless joy of her shimmering QUICKSILVER PASSION

Quicksilver's Catch

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Author: Mary McBride
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Quicksilver's Catch by Mary McBride Book Resume:

Marcus Quicksilver Moved Like A Mountain Lion On The Prowl And if Amanda Grenville had any sense, she'd be putting miles of prairie between them, instead of running straight into his arms. Even covered in trail dust Amanda Grenville still radiated plenty of appeal—five thousand dollars' worth, to be exact! Now if only bounty hunter Marcus Quicksilver could keep his eyes on the prize and forget about the heiress…!

First Lessons on Natural Philosophy

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Author: Mary A. Swift
Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
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Henley's Twentieth Century Formulas, Recipes and Processes

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Author: Various
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Henley's Twentieth Century Formulas, Recipes and Processes by Various Book Resume:

This is a guide book that were used in the late 19th and early 20th century, containing ten thousand selected household and workshop formulas, recipes, processes, and money-making methods for practical use by manufacturers, mechanics, housekeepers, and home workers. The value of this great monument to human ingenuity is in the nostalgia of looking back at the actual situation more than 100 years ago, which gives the readers an understanding of what our society went through to get to what we have today.

Georgius Agricola De re metallica

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Author: Herbert Clark Hoover
Publisher: Рипол Классик
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Georgius Agricola De re metallica by Herbert Clark Hoover Book Resume:

Georgius Agricola De re metallica, tr. From the 1st Latin ed. Of 1556, with biographical introduction, annotations and appendices upon the development of mining methods, metallurgical processes, geology, mineralogy & mining law, from the earliest times to