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Children of the Mind (The Ender Quintet)

By Orson Scott Card

The planet Lusitania is domestic to 3 sentient species: the Pequeninos; a wide colony of people; and the Hive Queen, introduced there via Ender. yet as soon as opposed to the human race has grown frightened; the Starways Congress has accumulated a fleet to ruin Lusitania.

Jane, the advanced computing device intelligence, can shop the 3 sentient races of Lusitania. She has realized the way to circulation ships outdoor the universe, after which immediately again to another international, abolishing the light-speed restrict. however it takes the entire processing strength on hand to her, and the Starways Congress is shutting down the internet, global by way of world.

Soon Jane will be unable to maneuver the ships. Ender's young children needs to store her in the event that they are to save lots of themselves.

Children of the brain is the fourth booklet in Orson Scott Card's Ender Quintet.

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A Fúria dos Reis (As Crónicas de Gelo e Fogo, Book 3)

By George R. R. Martin

Quando um cometa vermelho surge nos céus de Westeros encontra os Sete Reinos em plena guerra civil. Os combates estendem-se pelas terras fluviais e os grandes exércitos dos Stark e dos Lannister preparam-se para o derradeiro embate. No seu domínio insular, Stannis, irmão do falecido Rei Robert, luta por construir um exército que suporte a sua reivindicação ao trono e alia-se a uma misteriosa religião vinda do oriente. Mas não é o único, pois o seu irmão mais novo também se proclama rei, suportado por uma hoste que reúne quase todas as forças do sul. Para pior as coisas, nas Ilhas de Ferro, os Greyjoy planeiam a vingança contra aqueles que os humilharam dez anos atrás.O Trono de Ferro é ocupado pelo caprichoso filho de Robert, Joffrey, mas quem de facto governa é a sua merciless e maquiavélica mãe. Com a afluência de refugiados e um fornecimento insuficiente de mantimentos, a cidade transformou-se num lugar perigoso, e a Corte aguarda com medo o momento em que os dois irmãos do falecido rei avancem contra ela. Mas quando finalmente o fazem, não é contra a cidade que investem...O que os Sete Reinos não sabem é que nada disto se compara ao derradeiro perigo que se avizinha: no distante Leste, os dragões crescem em poder, e não faltará muito para que cheguem com fogo e morte!

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The Land of Laughs

By Jonathan Carroll

Have you ever enjoyed a paranormal e-book in particular others? have you needed the magic have been actual? Welcome to The Land of Laughs. a unique approximately how terrifying that may be.

Schoolteacher Thomas Abbey, not sure son of a movie superstar, does not be aware of who he's or what he wants--in existence, in love, or in his dating with the unusual and excessive Saxony Gardner. What he understands is that during his complete existence not anything has touched him so deeply because the novels of Marshall France, a reclusive writer of tremendous kid's stories who died at forty-four.

Now Thomas and Saxony have come to France's place of origin, the dreamy Midwestern city of Galen, Missouri, to put in writing France's biography. Warned upfront that France's kinfolk might oppose them, they are shocked to discover France's daughter warmly welcoming as an alternative. yet slowly they start to determine that whatever significant and terrible is going on. The magic of Marshall France has prolonged some distance past the broadcast page...leaving them with a terrifying activity to undertake.

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The Blessing Way

By Tony Hillerman

Homicide is usually an abomination, yet there's something exceedingly stressful concerning the sufferer stumbled on in a excessive lonely position, a corpse with a mouth choked with sand, deserted at against the law scene possible without tracks or valuable clues. although it is going opposed to his greater judgment, Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn can't aid yet suspect the hand of a supernatural killer. there's palpable evil within the air, and Leaphorn's pursuit of a Wolf-Witch is top him the place even the bravest males worry, on a chilling path that winds perilously among mysticism and homicide.

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Steel World: Undying Mercenaries, Book 1

In the 20 th century Earth despatched probes, transmissions, and alluring messages to the celebrities. regrettably, a person spotted. The Galactics arrived with their conflict fleet in 2052. instead of being exterminated lower than a barrage of hell-burners, Earth joined their massive Empire. Swearing allegiance to our far-off alien overlords wasn't the single requirement for survival. We additionally needed to have whatever of price to alternate, anything that neighboring planets could pay their richly deserved credit to shop for. As many of the neighborhood worlds have been too civilized to have a formal military, the single worthy carrier Earth may supply got here within the kind of soldiers...someone needed to do their soiled paintings for them, their scuffling with and loss of life.

I, James McGill, was once born in 2099 at the edge of the galaxy. while Hegemony monetary denied my personal loan purposes, i used to be kicked out of the college and that i grew to become to the celebs. My first crusade concerned the invasion of a mineral-rich planet referred to as Cancri-9, larger referred to as metal international. The assault did not pass good, and now Earth has entered a grim fight for survival. Humanity's mercenary legions visit struggle in Steel World, best-selling writer B. V. Larson's newest technological know-how fiction novel.

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Hidden Dreams (Heartsong Presents)

By Darlene Franklin

Mary Anne is at the run.

Her father's been murdered, and now the mob's after her, too. Leaving ny urban in the back of is the one strategy to remain alive. but Mary Anne Lamont unearths herself caught in Maple Notch, Vermont, while her automobile crashes directly into Wallace Tuttle's truck. Wallace and his kinfolk provide her heat and welcome, no questions requested. yet she does not dare provide them her actual name—not with out risking their safeguard too.

At first, Wallace chides himself for being distracted by means of the glamorous flapper. Mary Anne definitely does not healthy his snapshot of a destiny spouse. yet beneath the bleached bob and big-city methods is a brave, worrying lady. while the risk she's been operating from attracts shut, Wallace needs to danger every little thing to end up his religion in Mary Anne, in God's plan, and the desires they have come to proportion.

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I, Claudius From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius Born 10 B.C. Murdered and Deified A.D. 54 (Vintage International)

By Robert Graves

Thought of an fool as a result of his actual infirmities, Claudius survived the intrigues and poisonings of the reigns of Augustus, Tiberius, and the Mad Caligula to develop into emperor in forty-one A.D. A masterpiece.

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The Case of the Not-So-Fair Trader (A Richard Sherlock Whodunit Book 1)

By Jim Stevens

A despicable inventory dealer is located buried below an avalanche of his personal backyard rocks, inflicting fired-from-the strength- Richard Sherlock to be yanked off the bowling alley and whisked to the crime scene via his pampered protegee Tiffany Richmond. He needs to turn out homicide and prevent fee of the twelve-million-dollar Richmond assurance policy.

not anything is smart. Crime scene is a large number. there isn't any funds path. There are too many explanations from too many suspects who've too many alibis. Worst of all Sherlock's undesirable again is performing up, his ex-wife desires extra money and the homicide research is placing a major dent in his parenting time table of his daughters.

Richard Sherlock hates his activity, and will be a reluctant dick, yet he's higher at discovering the WHO in WHODUNIT than a person else.

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The Mantis: A mountaineering novel

By Philip Temple

It isn't the braveness to return up that we'd like. it is the braveness to move down. simply to move on … ' In 1977 a British excursion led by way of Himalayan veteran Geoff Strickland, summiteer of K2 and Everest between others, trigger to try the 1st ascent of unclimbed Puthemojar - the 'Mantis' - within the Karakoram. 25,311 ft excessive, well known for its hassle, and with a fearsome recognition, the Mantis had claimed the lifetime of not less than one climber on all of the earlier expeditions that had tried to scale its complicated sequence of ridges and icefalls. with a purpose to declare the coveted first ascent, Strickland prepare a small staff comprising the cream of British hiking expertise: his long-time Himalayan mountain climbing accomplice and photographer Michael Blackmore; the redoubtable northerner Joe stay away from, as tricky as they arrive; Dodge's typical associate and one other veteran of diverse Himalayan expeditions Doug Lowrie; and younger weapons - Brit Alan Wyllie, and Kiwi Peter Chase, a couple who have been tearing up the Alpine rule booklet with bold ascents at the steepest and such a lot tough faces. even though Michael Blackmore's 1980 checklist of the climb - The final problem - has turn into a vintage of hiking literature, Blackmore himself was once by no means chuffed it instructed the total tale of the occasions on Puthemojar in 1977. sooner than his dying in 2000, Blackmore had ready a draft manuscript - a 'creative narrative' - of the excursion which, with due to Blackmore's widow, has now been accomplished by way of award-winning writer and mountaineer Philip Temple. whereas might be most sensible considered as a piece of fiction, The Mantis tells for the 1st time the gripping tale of that 1977 British day trip to Puthemojar. it's a portrait of those males, their force, this mountain and a reputable testimony of simply what went on, excessive at the Mantis.

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