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A Shadow in Summer

By Daniel Abraham
  • ISBN Code: : 1429910151
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
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From debut author Daniel Abraham comes A Shadow in Summer, the first book in the Long Price Quartet fantasy series. The powerful city-state of Saraykeht is a bastion of peace and culture, a major center of commerce and trade. Its economy depends on the power of the captive spirit, Seedless, an andat bound to the poet-sorcerer Heshai for life. Enter the Galts, a juggernaut of an empire committed to laying waste to all lands with their ferocious army. Saraykeht, though, has always been too strong for the Galts to attack, but now they see an opportunity. If they can dispose of Heshai, Seedless's bonded poet-sorcerer, Seedless will perish and the entire city will fall. With secret forces inside the city, the Galts prepare to enact their terrible plan. In the middle is Otah, a simple laborer with a complex past. Recruited to act as a bodyguard for his girlfriend's boss at a secret meeting, he inadvertently learns of the Galtish plot. Otah finds himself as the sole hope of Saraykeht, either he stops the Galts, or the whole city and everyone in it perishes forever. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 752
  • Pdf File: the-shadow-of-the-sun.pdf

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It is the height of summer. After she is expelled from boarding school, Anna Severell returns to the strict, orderly house of her father, a celebrated novelist. The family is soon joined by Oliver Canning, a talented young academic who urges her to take control of her future. As autumn begins and Anna enters university, the pair grow closer. A single mistake, however, could put her newfound independence at risk...

The Adventures of SHELDON AND SHADOW in the Hot Summer Day

By Bonnie Jaillet
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  • Publisher : LifeRich Publishing
  • Book Code : 1489703896
  • Total of Pages : 28
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 465
  • Pdf File: the-adventures-of-sheldon-and-shadow-in-the-hot-summer-day.pdf

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What happens when a boy and his shadow decide to go their separate ways for the day?

The Shadow of the Black Earl

By Charles E. McGarry
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  • Publisher : BackPage Press
  • Book Code : 1909430439
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 849
  • Pdf File: the-shadow-of-the-black-earl.pdf

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Haunted by his last case and bereaved by a sudden loss, Leo Moran is invited to spend the summer at Biggnarbriggs Hall, the stately residence of his friend Fordyce Greatorix. He is overjoyed when romance blossoms unexpectedly, but he finds himself plagued by visions after a local girl goes missing, an incident which has chilling echoes of a similar disappearance thirty years previously. As he investigates a host of curious and dubious characters, Leo finds that the very bedrock which surrounds Biggnarbriggs Hall is poisoned by an ancient malevolence that will have its terrible reckoning.

A Shadow In The Yard

By Liz McManus
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  • Publisher : Poolbeg Press Ltd
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 817
  • Pdf File: a-shadow-in-the-yard.pdf

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When a swan lands in the yard of Rosaleen McAvady’s home on Lough Swilly, it is trapped by its narrow confines and cannot escape. She asks her elderly neighbour, Tom Mundy, for help, and unwittingly sets off a chain of events that will have far-reaching repercussions. After a brief career as an architect, Rosaleen has settled for marriage and children. Life is secure and predictable, but she now finds herself longing to stretch her wings. Dramatic political upheaval in Northern Ireland soon casts its shadow and, though such events seem to have no relevance to her life, Rosaleen realizes that, beneath the placid surface of her world, violence and betrayal threaten all she holds dear. Like the swan in the yard, can she hope for escape or must she be trapped forever? ‘This is a book to be read with care as well as pleasure. She has packed so many of our 20th century Irish problems into it that at moments you become breathless with anxiety. However, she has an optimism in her writing that is infectious and makes you turn the pages with pleasure.’ Jennifer Johnston

The Shadow of a Shadow

By R. H. Dixon
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  • Publisher : Corvus Corone Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 214
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 326
  • Pdf File: the-shadow-of-a-shadow.pdf

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HE’LL EAT YOUR HEART, EAT YOUR EYES, DEVOUR YOUR SOUL, THEN YOUR LIES, HE’LL MAKE YOU SCREAM, MAKE YOU CRY, AND WON’T LET UP UNTIL YOU DIE… After her mother’s funeral, Dracula-obsessed Catherine Hall goes to stay at her Aunt Lyrica’s B&B in Whitby, a place she used to visit often as a child. She thinks some sea air and time spent with her mother’s eccentric sister is just what she needs. Catherine’s past is marred by a terrible secret, however. A secret shrouded in folklore. And it’s not long till Catherine finds herself immersed in a hellish nightmare in which a familiar dark presence unveils itself and preys on her every fear. Memories of Aunt Lyrica’s daughter, the popular and outgoing teenage-runaway Calanthe Black, come crashing back, and Catherine realises she must piece together the terrifying truth of what really happened to her cousin in the summer of 2003. Because when Catherine’s teenage sister, Summer, the family’s blue-eyed girl, unexpectedly turns up at the B&B, Catherine – now haunted by ghostly visions – can’t help but wonder: is history about to repeat itself?

Shadow on the Land

By Anne Doughty
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  • Publisher : Allison & Busby
  • Book Code : 0749017708
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 460
  • Pdf File: shadow-on-the-land.pdf

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It is 1942 and, although outside the bombing area of German planes, the quiet countryside of County Down is far from peaceful. The textile mills around Banbridge are running on twenty-four hour shifts and Alex Hamilton is struggling to keep overworked machinery going while pressure is rising for fabric, uniforms and woven equipment. At the same time, his wife, Emily, struggles with shortages of both food and fuel, to provide not only for their own family, but for the many young and lonely American soldiers stationed nearby. Bad news comes daily, but throughout the most desperate of times there is still a welcome for friends and strangers, and moments of unexpected happiness at even the darkest of times.

Genreflecting: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests, 8th Edition

By Diana Tixier Herald,Samuel Stavole-Carter
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1440858489
  • Total of Pages : 420
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 155
  • Pdf File: genreflecting.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Librarians who work with readers will find this well-loved guide to be a treasure trove of information. With descriptive annotations of thousands of genre titles mapped by genre and subgenre, this is the readers' advisor's go-to reference. • Helps librarians answer the challenging question "What should I read next?" • Helps LIS students understand popular genres and better select books for which readers are looking • Serves as a starting point for library patrons looking for their next read

Lives in the Shadow with J. Krishnamurti

By Radha Rajagopal Sloss
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 9781462031313
  • Total of Pages : 396
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 827
  • Pdf File: lives-in-the-shadow-with-j-krishnamurti.pdf

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For nearly half a century the charismatic, strikingly handsome spiritual teacher J. Krishnamurti gathered an enormous following throughout Europe, India, Australia and North America. From the age of eighteen he was the forerunner of the type of iconoclasm that would bring immediate fame to cult figures in the late twentieth century. Yet recent biographies have left large areas of his life in mystifying darkness. This, however, is no ordinary study of Krishnamurti, for it is written by one whose earliest memories are dominated by his presence as a doting second father—tolerant of pranks and pets, playful and diligent. For over two decades in their Ojai California haven, where Aldous Huxley and other pacifists found respite during the war years,’Krinsh’ developed his philosophical message. He also placed himself at the centre of her parents’ Rosalind and Rajagopal’s marriage. In a spirit of tenderness, fairness, objective inquiry, and no little remorse, the author traces the rise of Krishnamurti from obscurity in India by selection of the Theosophical Society to be the vehicle of a new incarnation of their world teacher. Breaking from Theosophy, Krishnamurti inspired his own following, retaining the dedication of his longtime friend Rajagopal, himself highly educated, to oversee all practicalities and the editing and publication of his writings. How this bond of trust was breached and became clouded in confusion with a new wave of devoteeism lies at the heart of this extraordinary story. So does a portrait of intense romantic intimacy and the conundrum of Krishnamurti’s own complex character.

A Shadow on the Lens

By Sam Hurcom
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  • Publisher : Orion
  • Book Code : 1409189880
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 532
  • Pdf File: a-shadow-on-the-lens.pdf

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'Gothic, claustrophobic and wonderfully dark' GUARDIAN 1904. Thomas Bexley, one of the first forensic photographers, is called to the sleepy Welsh village of Dinas Powys. A yound girl by the name of Betsan Tilny has been found murdered in the woodland. But the crime scene appears staged and worse still: the locals are reluctant to help. One night, he develops the crime scene photographs in the cellar of his lodgings. There, he finds a face dimly visible in the photographs - the shadowed spectre of Betsan Tilny. In the days that follow, Thomas senses a growing presence watching him as he tries to uncover what the villagers of Dinas Powys are so intent on keeping secret... The stifling, atmospheric, gothic crime novel following one of the world's first forensic photographers and featuring a killer twist - perfect for fans of The Woman in Black, The Silent Companions, and Little Strangers. **************** Praise for A Shadow on the Lens: 'An intriguing debut' THE TIMES 'A promising debut - gothic, claustrophobic and wonderfully dark' GUARDIAN 'A sparkling debut from a name to watch...You might as well be in another world. This is top notch historical crime fiction, with a dash of the supernatural. A gorgeous book and a riveting tale' David Young

Passive and Low Energy Ecotechniques

By Arthur Bowen,Simos Yannas
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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Book Code : 1483150046
  • Total of Pages : 1134
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 533
  • Pdf File: passive-and-low-energy-ecotechniques.pdf

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Passive and Low Energy Ecotechniques (PLEA) presents the proceedings of the Third International PLEA Conference held in Mexico City, Mexico on August 6-11, 1984. The book includes papers on state-of-the-art selected topics aimed at providing a basic knowledge; country and regional or personal monographs to continue the exchange of national information which is an established feature of PLEA; and position papers for the topic seminars. The text also presents papers on vernacular shelter and settlement; case studies of new buildings and retrofits, urban and community planning and design, photovoltaic systems implementation, cooling systems, modeling and simulation, guidelines and tools for design and planning.

Along Waters of Sunshine and Shadow

By Ava Miles
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  • Publisher : Ava Miles Inc.
  • Book Code : 194909202X
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 601
  • Pdf File: along-waters-of-sunshine-and-shadow.pdf

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Millions of readers have fallen in love with Ava's bestselling books...come join the family. Fall into Ava's unforgettable stand-alone novel about a decorated hero returning from WWII and finding renewed courage for a second chance with his life...and with the woman he fell in love with through letters while executing his duty in Europe. July 1945—Noah Weatherby returns from war to the woman he fell in love with, one letter at a time. Understanding he's been given a second chance to make something of his life, he begins to search for a greater purpose while battling memories of the horrors of war and how to live with them moving forward. Anna Sims has been praying for Noah's safe return since she started writing him after her brother, Noah's best friend, died. He's every inch the hero she imagined, but she knows he's haunted by what he did in the war. Struggling to help him, she's faced with a greater problem: her still-grieving mother doesn't want him to be around. Noah is a reminder that her own son is never coming back. As Noah and Anna both move forward to create a new life together, they face their deepest shadows while holding fast to the sunshine they find in each other's arms. In this timeless story, Ava Miles shows why “the greatest generation” won the war with their guts and strength and how the fragile weeks after the Victory in Europe weighed on a nation still praying for peace. ALONG WATERS OF SUNSHINE AND SHADOW is a page-turner about how to overcome loss through love and how to find answers to some of life’s biggest questions—most especially around a soldier’s duty during war. Ava’s former career of rebuilding warzones shines through in both her nuanced understanding of the legacy of war and its emotional impact on human beings. Readers who enjoyed ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, THE NIGHTINGALE, and THE NOTEBOOK will enjoy this page-turning WWII romance… PRAISE: "On par with Nicholas Sparks' love stories." Jennifer's Corner Blog "Ava's story is witty and charming." Barbara Freethy #1 New York Times Bestselling Author on Nora Roberts Land “The constant love, and the tasteful sexual interludes, bring a sensual, dynamic tension to this appealing story.” Publisher’s Weekly on The Gate to Everything "I am adding Ava Miles to my list of always reads like Susan Mallery, Jill Shalvis, Kristen Ashley, and NORA ROBERTS." Marjay's Reading Blog "Miles' story savvy, sense of humor, respect for her readers and empathy for her characters shine through..." USA Today on The Bridge to a Better Life KEYWORDS: small-town romance, feel-good romance, contemporary romance, military romance, romantic comedy, series, romantic comedy series, funny romance, laugh romance, modern romance, urban romance, cape cod, cape cod romance, USA today, USA today bestseller, smart romance, something funny to read, lighthearted romance, light romance, hot romance, dare river, romance for adults, contemporary romance 2018, funny romance, funny romance new, swoonworthy, romance series, romance series, romance books, beach reads, new adult, small-town, funny, female, stories, sensual, sensual romance, free ebook, freebie, free book, free reads, free romance novel, free romance book, free beach read, romantic comedy books free, romance books free, alpha male, dominant male, hot guy, racy, sexy, heartwarming, heart-warming romance, family, love, love books, kissing books, emotional journey, contemporary, contemporary romance, romance series, long series, long romance series, sassy, captivating romance, hot, hot romance, forbidden love, sparks, loyalty, swoon, beach romance, books for summer, books for the beach, beach series, fun summer reads, love and friendship, new romance series, hot romance series, new small-town series, beach reads 2018, new beach read, free beach house book, free beach romance, free summer romance, free vacation romance, free summer book, WWII, world war II, war, heroes, soldiers, love and duty