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Blood of the Mantis

By Adrian Tchaikovsky
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  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Isbn : 0230746950
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 865
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Blood of the Mantis is the third novel in Adrian Tchaikovsky's richly imagined Shadows of the Apt series, following Dragonfly Falling. Stenwold must rally his allies for battle against the Empire, even as it seeks a dangerous artifact of enormous power. A dread ritual casts a deadly shadow . . . Achaeos the seer has finally tracked down the stolen Shadow Box. But he has only days before this magical artefact will be lost to him forever. Meanwhile, the Empire's dread forces are mustering for their next great offensive. Stenwold and his followers have only a short time to gather allies, before the enemy's soldiers march again – to conquer everything in their path. If Stenwold cannot hold them back, the hated black and gold flag will fly over every city in the Lowlands before the year's end. Yet a more insidious threat awaits. Should the Shadow Box fall into the hands of the power-mad Emperor, nothing will save the world from his relentless ambition. Blood of the Mantis is followed by Salute the Dark, the fourth book in the Shadows of the Apt series.

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Phenomena on earth

By Xi Feng
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  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Isbn : 1647363888
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 941
  • File Pdf: phenomena-on-earth.pdf

Book Summary:

Formless phase, the birth of all things, this was a world where the law of phase was respected. Vein beasts and taboo beasts filled the entire continent, including the North Mountain and the West Sea, and the South Sen East Desert. After Nie Xinghe died, he teleported to the Myriad Appearance Continent. He wanted to see the people he had betrayed in the past. In order to protect them, he had taken the ancient emperor as his master and dominated the entire Myriad Manifestation Continent. Realm division and corresponding titles: Pure Yuan Realm (Cultivator), Emptiness Realm (Emptiness Realm), Void Realm (King's Realm), Void Stage (Honored Scholar), and Great Space Stage (Emperor's Realm)

Heirs of the Blade

By Adrian Tchaikovsky
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  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Isbn : 0230761720
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 801
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Book Summary:

Heirs of the Blade is the seventh book in the critically acclaimed epic fantasy series Shadows of the Apt by Adrian Tchaikovsky. The greatest foe is the enemy within . . . Tynisa is on the run, but she cannot escape the demons of her own mind. Amidst the fragmenting provinces of the Dragonfly Commonweal, her past will at last catch up with her. Her father's ghost is hunting her down. At the same time, the Wasp Empire seeks to conquer the city of Khanaphes, the fallen jewel of the ancient world. Whilst Empress Seda's soldiers seek only conquest and prestige, she sees herself as the heir to all the old powers of history, and has her eyes on a far greater prize. Heirs of the Blade is followed by the eighth book in the Shadows of the Apt series, The Air War.

I Want to Burn the Sky

By Liu Xing
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  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Isbn : 1647596467
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 159
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Book Summary:

Sixteen years ago, Gu Feng was abandoned at the entrance of Chu Family.From the moment the he was adopted, Gu Feng was destined to be a slave to the Chu family for the rest of his life, like his righteous father,. But he will never forget what the righteous father said before he died: get rid of slavery!No one will be willing to be bullied for a lifetime! For ten years, he was willing to be a handman in the library, only to have the opportunity to study. When others eat, drunk and play, he practised martial arts hard in the jungle. Gu Feng knows clearly that if he wants to have freedom, he must be strong enough.However, his talented roots were eventually deprived by the Chu family. The five internal organs dislocated, the meridians broke up, he was thrown into the mass grave. There is a voice in his heart shouting: "I can't die, I want to live, go back to Chuiyun City alive, live to revenge!" What is the secret of Gu Feng's identity?☆About the Author☆Liu Xing is a young online novel writer. His first novel is I want to burn the sky. Although he is still not well-known, fans are convinced that he is a potential writer.

The Tarzan Novels of Edgar Rice Burroughs

By David A. Ullery
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 0786450959
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 333
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Book Summary:

Those who recognize that the original Tarzan is a literary creation of Edgar Rice Burroughs understand that the exploits of Tarzan are best explored through the magical medium of the printed word. Readers can experience a journey that lasts through 24 books and wanders not only into the jungle depths but farther down through the Earth’s crust into the savage prehistoric land of Pellucidar. Also covered is the long out of print The Tarzan Twins as well as the recent Tarzan, the Lost Adventure and The Eternal Savage. This book serves as a literary guide to all the Tarzan novels. Section One provides an overview of Tarzan the character, including a list of the many names and titles used by and given to Tarzan; Section Two covers the mythical language used in the novels, including a dictionary of the ape language; Section Three enumerates the lost cities, civilizations, tribes, peoples and religions discovered by Tarzan, detailing their religious rites and locations; Section Four describes the characters (human and otherwise) found in the novels; and Section Five gives summaries of all 24 books that comprise the Burroughs canon. The book also includes over thirty illustrations from the series' various printings.

A Demon in Silver (War of the Archons)

By R.S. Ford
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  • Publisher : Titan Books (US, CA)
  • Isbn : 1785653075
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 957
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Book Summary:

In a world where magic has vanished, rival nations vie for power in a continent devastated by war. When a young woman demonstrates magical talent for the first time in decades there are those that will kill to obtain her power. But the girl finds that guardians can come from the most unlikely places.

Salute the Dark

By Adrian Tchaikovsky
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  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Isbn : 0330521268
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 580
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Book Summary:

Salute the Dark is the fourth book in the critically acclaimed epic fantasy series Shadows of the Apt by Adrian Tchaikovsky, winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award. As spymaster Stenworld makes a stand in his home city, others must chose where their loyalties lie. All must face the end of days . . . The mighty Wasp armies are on the march. And with war imminent, spymaster Stenwold must finally separate allies from false friends. He knows the Empire won’t stop until its flag hangs over Collegium, Stenwold's home city. Tisamon the Weaponsmaster favours a more direct strategy – facing the Wasp Emperor himself, with a blade in his hand. He’d be abandoning both friends and family to do so. Yet is he driven by honour, or being manipulated by something far more sinister? With the Shadow Box in his possession at last, Uctebri can begin his dark ritual. The Wasp-kinden’s Emperor believes this will grant him immortality. However, Uctebri has his own plans – for the Emperor and the Empire. Salute the Dark is followed by the fifth book in the Shadows of the Apt series, The Scarab Path.

Devil's Backbone: The Invisible Walls of Seven Mile

By George Caudill
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  • Publisher : Kaiser & Tilly Publishing
  • Isbn : 9798985730715
  • Pages : 575
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 868
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Book Summary:

The script accompaniment to Devil's Backbone: The Invisible Walls of Seven Mile, an electrifying full-cast audio production from the creative team at Kaiser & Tilly Publishing and the immense imagination of author George Caudill. Journey to the twisted town of Seven Mile, a small town located along the banks of California's winding Russian River, where the fishing is great and the wickedness is greater. A demonic curse is secretly unleashed upon Seven Mile after an evil devil cult leader moves his flock from Indiana to the tiny little town to hold an extraordinary and fascinating "church service". All in attendance become stricken with an evil affliction that leads to a brutal murder, a disgraceful prank, and the obsession of a game - setting off events that divide this once peaceful town and disrupt the lives of two generations. The Great Seven Mile Divide, as it comes to be known, splits the town into two parts - each separated by the cool current of the Russian River and kept apart by their boundless hatred for one another. On one side of the river live the RIVER RATS, and on the other, the BLUE CATS. Anyone who dares to cross the lonely Seven Mile Bridge to the other side suffers harsh and brutal punishment for their betrayal. Can the children of Seven Mile, who strive for peace, finally reunite the town? Or will their possessed parents, who are hell-bent on keeping Seven Mile divided, continue their torturous and tormenting ways?

Blood of an Exile

By Brian Naslund
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  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Isbn : 125030962X
  • Pages : 464
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 966
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Book Summary:

2019 Amazon.com Best Books of the Year 2019 Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year First in the Dragons of Terra series, Brian Naslund's Blood of an Exile is a fast-paced adventure perfect for comic readers and fans of heroic fantasy Bershad stands apart from the world, the most legendary dragonslayer in history, both revered and reviled. Once, he was Lord Silas Bershad, but after a disastrous failure on the battlefield he was stripped of his titles and sentenced to one violent, perilous hunt after another. Now he lives only to stalk dragons, slaughter them, collect their precious oil, and head back into the treacherous wilds once more. For years, death was his only chance to escape. But that is about to change. The king who sentenced Bershad to his fate has just given him an unprecedented chance at redemption. Kill a foreign emperor and walk free forever. The journey will take him across dragon-infested mountains, through a seedy criminal underworld, and into a forbidden city guarded by deadly technology. But the links of fate bind us all. Dragons of Terra Series Blood of an Exile Sorcery of a Queen At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Elementary: Blood and Ink

By Adam Christopher
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  • Publisher : Titan Books (US, CA)
  • Isbn : 1785650289
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 353
  • File Pdf: elementary.pdf

Book Summary:

The Chief Financial Officer of a secretive NYC hedge fund has been found murdered—stabbed through the eye with an expensive fountain pen. When Sherlock Holmes and Joan Watson discover a link between the victim and a charismatic management guru with a doubtful past, it seems they may have their man. But is the guru being framed? As secrets are revealed and another victim is found murdered in the same grisly fashion, Holmes and Watson begin to uncover a murky world of money and deceit…