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Devlin's Luck

Devlin's Luck [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307418014
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A desperate man in a dying kingdom is awarded the most coveted—and most deadly—choice of all The once mighty kingdom of Jorsk is in decline, its borders beset by enemies, both worldly and otherworldly. The king has retreated to the capital, abandoning the far-flung provinces. The only hope of the people lies in their Chosen One, blessed by the gods as defender of the realm. But of late every Chosen One has died, targeted by the harshest of the enemy attacks. Only the most desperate of men now seek that post. Devlin Stonehand is a desperate man. Overwhelmed by grief at the death of his family, he has lost the will to live. But he has vowed to provide for his brother’s widow and children, and the post of the Chosen One carries with it a substantial reward. For Devlin, a farmer and metalsmith, it is the answer to his prayers—prayers that include a yearning for the oblivion of death. After he has won the post, though, Devlin discovers that sometimes the hardest goal to achieve is that which had once seemed the simplest. For unlike the other Chosen Ones, he persists in surviving. Are the gods just tormenting him further, or does he have a greater destiny than he imagined? Can a man who courts death ever truly come to embrace life?

Who Can Save Us Now?

Who Can Save Us Now? [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781416566816
Author: Owen King,John McNally
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Who Can Save Us Now? by Owen King,John McNally Book Resume:

Twenty-two of today's most talented writers (and comics fans) unite in Who Can Save Us Now?, an anthology featuring brand-new superheroes equipped for the threats and challenges of the twenty-first century -- with a few supervillains thrown in for good measure. Edited and with contributions by Owen King (We're All in This Together) and John McNally (America's Report Card), Who Can Save Us Now? enriches the superhero canon immeasurably. With mutations stranger than the X-Men and with even more baggage than the Hulk, this next generation of superheroes is a far cry from your run-of-the-mill caped crusader. From the image-conscious and not-very-mysterious masked meathead who swoops in and sweeps the tough girl reporter off her feet; to the Meerkat, who overcomes his species' cute and cuddly image to become the resident hero in a small Midwestern city; to the Silverfish, "the creepy superhero," who fights crime while maintaining the slipperiest of identities; to Manna Man, who manipulates the minds of televangelists to serve his own righteous mission, these protectors (and in some cases antagonizers) of the innocent and the virtuous will delight literary enthusiasts and comic fans alike. With stunning illustrations by artist Chris Burnham, Who Can Save Us Now? offers a vibrant, funny, and truly unusual array of characters and their stories.

Hustle

Hustle [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1623367174
Author: Neil Patel,Patrick Vlaskovits,Jonas Koffler
Publisher: Rodale Books
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Hustle by Neil Patel,Patrick Vlaskovits,Jonas Koffler Book Resume:

A New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and IndieBound bestseller that Fortune says is a must-read for any entrepreneur! The dynamic, game-changing guide to finding success and fearlessly outsmarting the system. Too often we feel like underdogs fighting a system that stacks the odds against us. We work hard, follow the rules, and dream of a better life. But these days, working harder doesn’t always lead to fulfillment. In fact, according to Gallup research, nearly 90 percent of people feel disconnected from their jobs. So how do you break free from the drudgery and achieve more success on your own terms? You hustle. The secret lies in making manageable tweaks and placing small bets on pursuits that propel you from who you are today to the person you’re destined to become. In Hustle, Neil Patel, Patrick Vlaskovits, and Jonas Koffler—three of the nation’s top entrepreneurs and consultants—have teamed up to teach you how to look at work and life through a new lens—one based on discovering projects you enjoy and the people and opportunities that support your talents, growth, income, and happiness. The authors reveal their groundbreaking three-part framework of Heart, Head, and Habits. Along the way, you will learn to redefine hustle as the optimal path to success using powerful, often counterintuitive, advice, including: • Why you must own your dreams, not rent dreams from others • Ways to create your own luck and “POP” • How to betray yourself to stay true to yourself—and develop your potential • The four major career hustles and the path that's best for you More than just an inspirational career guide, Hustle aims to fundamentally transform the way you work and live, and give yourself permission to thrive in today’s uncertain world.

Luck Was a Stranger

Luck Was a Stranger [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781469760759
Author: William R. Cooney
Publisher: iUniverse
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Luck Was a Stranger by William R. Cooney Book Resume:

Who is Bill Cooney? Is he a poet, a madman, a former candidate for the priesthood, a son of one of the most prosperous and well-liked men in the tiny town of Kilbeggan, Ireland, an apple thief, a man spared three times from certain death, a gadfly, a fearless Saxon warrior, a student of medicine at Trinity College, a truck driver, a store clerk, an insurance inspector, a night watchman, a businessman, a writer of hundreds of unpublished puns, a husband, a father, a grandfather, an animal lover? Yes, and he's also the author of this memoir. Born into a prosperous Irish family, Bill Cooney had his life planned out for him before it even began. His mother told him he was destined for the priesthood. His father wanted him to be a doctor. But what he wanted most was to be free. He got out from under the controlling forces of his parents and the Church, to make his own way, leaving for the frontier land of Canada, a journey that took him from prosperity to poverty, and finally, to America, the promised land, where he found that dreams do come true, and nightmares as well.

Terror Television

Terror Television [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1476604169
Author: John Kenneth Muir
Publisher: McFarland
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Terror Television by John Kenneth Muir Book Resume:

Although horror shows on television are popular in the 1990s thanks to the success of Chris Carter’s The X-Files, such has not always been the case. Creators Rod Serling, Dan Curtis, William Castle, Quinn Martin, John Newland, George Romero, Stephen King, David Lynch, Wes Craven, Sam Raimi, Aaron Spelling and others have toiled to bring the horror genre to American living rooms for years. This large-scale reference book documents an entire genre, from the dawn of modern horror television with the watershed Serling anthology, Night Gallery (1970), a show lensed in color and featuring more graphic makeup and violence than ever before seen on the tube, through more than 30 programs, including those of the 1998-1999 season. Complete histories, critical reception, episode guides, cast, crew and guest star information, as well as series reviews are included, along with footnotes, a lengthy bibliography and an in-depth index. From Kolchak: The Night Stalker to Millennium, from The Evil Touch to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Twin Peaks, Terror Television is a detailed reference guide to three decades of frightening television programs, both memorable and obscure.

By Permission Of Heaven

By Permission Of Heaven [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1446402711
Author: Adrian Tinniswood
Publisher: Random House
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By Permission Of Heaven by Adrian Tinniswood Book Resume:

There had, of course, been other fires, Four Hundred and fifty years before, the city had almost burned to the ground. Yet the signs from the heavens in 1666 were ominous: comets, pyramids of flame, monsters born in city slums. Then, in the early hours on 2 September, a small fire broke out on the ground floor of a baker's house in Pudding Lane. In five days that small fire would devastate the third largest city in the Western world. Adrian Tinniswood's magnificent new account of the Great Fire of London explores the history of a cataclysm and its consequences. It pieces together the untold human story of the Fire and its aftermath - the panic, the search for scapegoats, and the rebirth of a city. Above all, it provides an unsurpassable recreation of what happened to schoolchildren and servants, courtiers and clergyman when the streets of London ran with fire.

Vandrad the Viking

Vandrad the Viking [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1776587898
Author: J. Storer Clouston
Publisher: The Floating Press
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Vandrad the Viking by J. Storer Clouston Book Resume:

Travel back into the time of the hearty Norse seafarers who ruled the world a thousand years ago with vicious ruthlessness, a trait encapsulated here by fearsome protagonist Vandrad. Packed with battle scenes, epic quests, action, romance, and more, all rendered in exquisite detail, you'll practically be able to feel the salt spray on your face as you look out over the vast expanse of ocean.

Foul Play

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Author: Dion Boucicault,Charles Reade
Publisher: Good Press
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Foul Play by Dion Boucicault,Charles Reade Book Resume:

"Foul Play" by Dion Boucicault, Charles Reade. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Firm of Girdlestone

The Firm of Girdlestone [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 5521071768
Author: Doyle A.C.
Publisher: Рипол Классик
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The Firm of Girdlestone by Doyle A.C. Book Resume:

Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 – 1930) was an English writer best known for his detective stories about Sherlock Holmes. “The Firm of Girdlestone” is a truly fascinating novel that tells a story of a merchant John Girdlestone and his son, Ezra who have a big problem in life. Their fi rm is about to collapse, and if they do not do something about it, the name of Girdlestone will be tainted with disgrace.

A Crooked Path

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Author: Mrs. Alexander
Publisher: Good Press
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"A Crooked Path" by Mrs. Alexander. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Firm of Girdlestone

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Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Good Press
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The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle Book Resume:

"The Firm of Girdlestone" by Arthur Conan Doyle. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Immigration and Acculturation in Brazil and Argentina

Immigration and Acculturation in Brazil and Argentina [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0230113516
Author: M. Bletz
Publisher: Springer
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Immigration and Acculturation in Brazil and Argentina by M. Bletz Book Resume:

An exploration of questions of nationality in Brazil and Argentina, at the time when the cities were flooded with impoverished European immigrants. The author argues that processes of representation and identity formation between national and immigrant groups have to be examined within the historical context of the host nations.

Neo-Victorian Freakery

Neo-Victorian Freakery [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137402563
Author: Helen Davies
Publisher: Springer
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Neo-Victorian Freakery by Helen Davies Book Resume:

Neo-Victorian Freakery explores the way in which contemporary fiction, film, and television has revisited the lives of nineteenth-century freak show performers. It locates the neo-Victorian freak show as a crucial forum for debating the politics of disability, gender, sexuality and race within the genre more broadly.

Moral Stories

Moral Stories [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9351214788
Author: BPI
Publisher: BPI Publishing
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Moral Stories by BPI Book Resume:

Moral Stories is a rich collection of children's stories that are educative in a fun way. It is a great way to teach children important life lessons in a manner that they will enjoy. They will be able to relate to these stories that are amusing, fun-filled and lively. Colourful illustrations in the book are an added attraction.

THE CRIME COLLECTION: Complete Sherlock Holmes Books, True Crime Stories, Thriller Novels & Detective Stories (Illustrated Edition)

THE CRIME COLLECTION: Complete Sherlock Holmes Books, True Crime Stories, Thriller Novels & Detective Stories (Illustrated Edition) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8027219140
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: e-artnow
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THE CRIME COLLECTION: Complete Sherlock Holmes Books, True Crime Stories, Thriller Novels & Detective Stories (Illustrated Edition) by Arthur Conan Doyle Book Resume:

This carefully edited complete Sherlock Holmes collection and other crimemMysteries has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Table of contents: Sherlock Holmes Mysteries A Study in Scarlet The Sign of Four The Hound of the Baskervilles The Valley of Fear The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes The Return of Sherlock Holmes His Last Bow The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes The Field Bazaar How Watson Learned the Trick Other Mysteries Mystery of Cloomber The Firm of Girdlestone Mysteries and Adventures The Gully of Bluemansdyke The Parson of Jackman's Gulch My Friend the Murderer The Silver Hatchet The Man from Archangel That Little Square Box A Night Among the Nihilists Selecting a Ghost: The Ghosts of Goresthorpe Grange The Mystery of Sasassa Valley Our Derby Sweepstakes The American's Tale Bones, the April Fool of Harvey's Sluice Round the Fire Stories The Leather Funnel The Beetle Hunter The Man with the Watches The Pot of Caviare The Japanned Box The Black Doctor Playing with Fire The Jew's Breastplate The Lost Special The Club-Footed Grocer The Sealed Room The Brazilian Cat The Usher of Lea House School The Brown Hand The Fiend of the Cooperage Jelland's Voyage B.24 The Uncharted Coast The Law of the Ghost A New Light on Old Crimes The Shadows on the Screen An Old Story Retold The Absolute Proof A Worker of Wonders True Crime Stories The Bravoes of Market-Drayton The Holocaust of Manor Place The Love Affair of George Vincent Parker The Debatable Case of Mrs. Emsley The Case of Mr. George Edalji The Case of Oscar Slater Biography Memories and Adventures: An Autobiography Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels.

Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas

Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1684446473
Author: Natasha Yim
Publisher: Triangle Interactive, Inc.
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Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas by Natasha Yim Book Resume:

Read Along or Enhanced eBook: In this Chinese American retelling of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," a careless Goldy Luck wreaks havoc on the home of a family of panda bears. She eats up the littlest panda’s rice porridge, breaks his rocking chair, and rumples all the blankets on his futon. When Goldy takes responsibility for her actions, she makes a new friend (and a whole plate of turnip cakes!) just in time for Chinese New Year.

Drummer's Luck

Drummer's Luck [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781469719733
Author: Jon Bezayiff
Publisher: iUniverse
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Drummer's Luck by Jon Bezayiff Book Resume:

DRUMMERS LUCK is based upon actual events that occurred in Americas Revolutionary War at the surrender of Yorktown in 1781 when a young British drummer boy resolutely stood silhouetted on a parapet under fire from Continental riflemen to beat out a call to parley. DRUMMERS LUCK begins on the grim streets of Edinburgh Scotland where Ossian, an orphaned choirboy of 11 is cruelly pressed into Britains Royal Navy to serve as a powder monkey aboard a ship of the line. Born under mysterious circumstances and raised by a secretive mother, Ossian is unaware his unknown father, chieftain of Scotlands most powerful clan and a lethal duelist, is seeking him. Ossian learns to survive by wits and courage on a man of war that is little more than a floating prison as he begins a dangerous journey that will lead him from the horrors of eighteenth century naval warfare to the battlefields of Cornwallis' campaign in the Carolinas and Virginia. From the dangers of life at sea to the plantations of South Carolina, DRUMMERS LUCK is the story of one young boys frightening discovery of his true identity while seeking a new life for himself in America.

Stalker's Luck

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Author: Chris Strange
Publisher: Cheeky Minion
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Stalker's Luck by Chris Strange Book Resume:

EVEN AT THE END, JUSTICE MUST BE SERVED. The Eleda system is dying. Cut off from the rest of humanity, the ancient machines that keep the colonies alive are breaking down, one by one. Bounty hunter Eddie Gould intends to write the tales of the system’s last days with a pen in one hand and a gun in the other. Alongside his partner, ex-revolutionary Dominique, Eddie hunts a fugitive through the flickering neon and crippled life support systems of a doomed space station. But a dark secret lies hidden in the space station’s twisting depths, a secret that will make Eddie question everything he thinks he knows about his past. And in this place, truth and justice are only found at the end of a gun. Hard, fast, and brutal, Stalker's Luck is a stylish retro-future tale of sin and desperation at the edge of space.

The Joy Luck Club

The Joy Luck Club [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1101502738
Author: Amy Tan
Publisher: Penguin
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The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan Book Resume:

“The Joy Luck Club is one of my favorite books. From the moment I first started reading it, I knew it was going to be incredible. For me, it was one of those once-in-a-lifetime reading experiences that you cherish forever. It inspired me as a writer and still remains hugely inspirational.” —Kevin Kwan, author of Crazy Rich Asians Amy Tan’s beloved, New York Times bestselling tale of mothers and daughters Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who's "saying" the stories. In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk. United in shared unspeakable loss and hope, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. Rather than sink into tragedy, they choose to gather to raise their spirits and money. "To despair was to wish back for something already lost. Or to prolong what was already unbearable." Forty years later the stories and history continue. With wit and sensitivity, Amy Tan examines the sometimes painful, often tender, and always deep connection between mothers and daughters. As each woman reveals her secrets, trying to unravel the truth about her life, the strings become more tangled, more entwined. Mothers boast or despair over daughters, and daughters roll their eyes even as they feel the inextricable tightening of their matriarchal ties. Tan is an astute storyteller, enticing readers to immerse themselves into these lives of complexity and mystery.

Ralestone Luck

Ralestone Luck [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1504049179
Author: Andre Norton
Publisher: Open Road Media
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Ralestone Luck by Andre Norton Book Resume:

Three siblings search for a mystical sword and unearth family secrets in this adventure novel. Returning to “Pirate’s Haven,” their ancestral home in the Louisiana bayou country near New Orleans, is something of an adventure for Ricky Ralestone and her two brothers, Rupert and Val. None of them had ever laid eyes upon the great old house, which was built by their pirate kin during the eighteenth century and was witness to so much romance and excitement through the years. Upon arrival, the Ralestones realize there is more in store than they bargained for. They discover secret rooms in the old house; an imposter attempts to gain possession of their property; a mysterious swamp boy comes into their lives; Ricky and Val are almost buried alive in an underground passage; and eventually, a series of thrilling events bring back the “Luck” and fortune of the Ralestones. Ralestone Luck is a story of present-day adventure and mystery, of modern young people, of action and sophisticated dialogue, which will delight all readers. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.