Sennar S Mission

Author: Licia Troisi
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 148044281X
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In book two of the bestselling Chronicles of the Overworld trilogy, Nihal and Sennar forge ahead on their quest Nihal joins the most prestigious chivalric order of the Overworld: the Dragon Knights. Sent to complete her training, she finds herself up against a determined and valiant gnome, an Oarf named Ido. The encounter shakes Nihal’s certainties; suddenly, she realizes that there are those who fight for higher ideals than mere revenge. At the same time, she is forced to face her shadowy past and solve the mystery of a stone that seems to have tremendous power. Meanwhile, Sennar is promoted to the Council of Sorcerers, which leads the resistance against the Tyrant in the lands that are still free. Sennar is sent to the Underworld, a watery realm about which very little is known, to request military aid. It is an almost hopeless mission. Together, Nihal and Sennar must try their hardest to emerge victorious.

The Last Talisman

Author: Licia Troisi
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480442828
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Nihal must make an impossible journey to defeat an army of the dead Nihal wakes in the forest, a talisman heavy around her neck. Her armies are scattered, she is sick with fever, and the Tyrant’s grip on the Overworld is tighter than ever. This blue-haired girl, the last of a vanished race of half-elves, is a Dragon Knight, one of the greatest warriors in the land, but the forces of darkness are aligning against her. Using black magic, the Tyrant has found a way to raise fallen soldiers from their graves and force them to do his bidding. But if Nihal can find the eight stones missing from her talisman, she can rid the world of magic and restore peace to the Overworld. With the help of her closest ally, the sorcerer Sennar, she begins the mission that will lead to glorious victory—or certain death. Nihal has the power to save the Overworld from destruction, but can she save herself?

Nihal Of The Land Of The Wind

Author: Licia Troisi
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480417963
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An international bestseller: An extraordinary young swordswoman sets out to defeat a tyrant in the first installment in a dark and magical fantasy series. With her big violet eyes, pointed ears, and blue hair, there is no one like Nihal in all of the Overworld. Living in one of the many towers of the Land of the Wind, she’s an expert in swordplay and the leader of a handful of friends that includes Sennar the wizard. She is an orphan, brought up by an armorer and a sorceress, and her past is shrouded in mystery. But things suddenly change when the Tyrant takes charge. Soon, Nihal finds herself forced to take action as she is faced with the most difficult mission she could imagine. Fierce, strong, and armed with her black-crystal sword, Nihal sets out to become a real warrior. But as she forges a path alongside Sennar, she may find the price of victory is far greater than she feared. The debut of the epic series that also includes Sennar’s Mission and The Last Talisman, Nihal of the Land of the Wind is an unforgettable tale of a remarkable young woman growing up in darkness who finds the heroine within. Nihal of the Land of the Wind is the 1st book in the Chronicles of the Overworld, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

La Mezzanotte Di Spoleto Midnight In Spoleto

Author: Paolo Valesio
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781942515821
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In this enchanting collection of poems-a love story and a love letter to an ancient city-the renowned scholar of Italian literature turns his gaze on Spoleto. A curtain is drawn, a harpsichord resounds, a choir chants at midnight, a poor student paces a terrace, a valley swirls reflected in an espresso cup: in poem after poem Paolo Valesio evokes the song and solemnity of Spoleto, a hill town in Umbria and home to no more than 40,000. Home, as well, to the "Festival of Two Worlds," a summer arts festival celebrating the city's two defining realms: the church and the theater. Drawing its title from one of the festival's main events-a series of choir performances at the ancient church of Sant'Eufemia-Midnight in Spoleto explores the unique spaces of the city and the scenes of a life there staged. "As soon as they reached Spoleto, / with twilight approaching, / before even unzipping their bags, / they went to the piazza / to find something they'd left a summer ago." Never far from the lyrical narrative is the figure of St. Francis, the local genie, whose spirit guides and chides our raconteur. Valesio's layered visions and precise rhythms are here transported vitally into English, by the Raiziss/de Palchi-winning translator, Todd Portnowitz.

The 100 Society

Author: Carla Spradbery
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 144492009X
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For sixth-form student Grace Becker, The 100 Society is more than just a game; it's an obsession. Having convinced her five friends at Clifton Academy to see it through to the end, Grace will stop at nothing to carry out the rules of the game: tagging 100 locations around the city. With each step closer to the 100-mark they get, the higher the stakes become. But when the group catches the attention of a menacing stalker - the Reaper - he seems intent on exposing their illegal game, tormenting Grace with anonymous threats and branding their dormitory doors with his ominous tag. As the once tight-knit group slowly unravels, torn apart by doubt and the death of a student, they no longer know who to trust. With time running out, Grace must unmask the Reaper before he destroys everything she cares about for ever... With its mix of horror and mystery The 100 Society is perfect for fans of Point Horror and James Dawson. 'A pleasingly dark teen thriller with fun, fresh characters. Spradbery is a debut author to watch.' James Dawson

The Five Senses Set

Author: Andre Norton
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504048369
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Adventurous maidens and sinister mages clash in these magical tales by a World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award winner and “one of the all-time masters” (Peter Straub). Three different young women, each endowed with extraordinary abilities, pit their powers against warriors, wizards, and royal intrigue to preserve their worlds and stem the tide of evil. Mirror of Destiny: Transformed by a powerful talisman, the orphaned apprentice Twilla defies her king—and escapes her fate as an unwilling bride—in favor of joining a crusade to rescue the vanquished of an ancient magical war and help save the destiny of a disputed land. The Scent of Magic: An orphaned child and captive scullery maid, young Willadene’s uncanny ability to smell the magic of the natural world delivers her from servitude—to the highest circles of the Ducal court. But depravity and corruption infest the castle, and the power that has been her fortune now draws her into a maelstrom of evil. Wind in the Stone: An infant girl, abandoned after her mother’s death and raised to young womanhood by the strange denizens of the Forest, discovers the wondrous earth magic she wields. Now, Sulerna must confront the brutal sorcerer who enslaved her homeland—and battle an enemy who is both her bane and blood: the twin brother she lost to darkness.

Walk It Off

Author: Ruth Marshall
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501173626
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Furiously Happy meets Elaine Lui in this truly original—and surprisingly hilarious—memoir about one woman’s journey to learn how to walk after a debilitating diagnosis turned her life upside down. Learn How to Walk (Again) To-Do List: Step 1: Stand Step 2: Step Step 3: Pee (Yes!) Step 4: Walk with walker Step 5: Walk with sticks Step 6: Walk without props Recreational interlude for sex Step 7: RUN! Ruth Marshall—power mom, wife, actor, and daughter—was in great health, until one day, her feet started to tingle. She visited doctors and specialists for tests, but no one could figure out the cause of her symptoms. Was she imagining those pesky tingles? She tried to brush it off, even as she tripped over curbs and stumbled into people. Clumsiness is charming, right? But when Ruth suddenly couldn’t feel her legs at all, she knew something was terribly wrong. Her fears were confirmed by an MRI revealing a rare tumour that had been quietly growing on her spine for more than a decade. Within days, surgery was scheduled, and after the intense eight-hour ordeal, Ruth woke up to find her legs and feet had forgotten how to do...well, everything. The question that burned in her mind was, “Will I ever walk again?” What Ruth thought would be three days in the hospital turned into months of rehabilitation as she relearned not only how to walk, run, pee, and even have sex again, but how to better appreciate everyone around her—including her devoted husband, her two young sons, her worried parents, her sisters, her loving friends, and the caring staff at the rehab center who help her tackle her recovery head-on. Laugh-out-loud outrageous and searingly honest, this is a memoir that not only entertains but inspires readers to put their best foot forward and walk off anything life throws their way.

The Palgrave Handbook Of African Politics Governance And Development

Author: Samuel Ojo Oloruntoba
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 134995232X
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This handbook constitutes a single collection of well researched articles and essays on African politics, governance and development from the pre-colonial through colonial to the post-colonial eras. Over the course of these interconnected periods, African politics have evolved with varied experiences across different parts of the continent. As politics is embedded both in the economy and the society, Africa has witnessed some changes in politics, economics, demography and its relations with the world in ways that requires in-depth analysis. This work provides an opportunity for old and new scholars to engage in the universe of the debate around African politics, governance and development and will serve as a ready reference material for students, researchers, policy makers and investors that are concerned with these issues.

The Farrier S Daughter

Author: Leigh Ann Edwards
Publisher: Tule Publishing
ISBN: 1944925848
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In 16th Century Ireland. Young and beautiful Alainn McCreary, healer in training to the powerful O'Brien Clan, is on the cusp of discovering she possesses vast and unusual supernatural powers, which she hopes will help her unlock the secrets of her past and break the curse on the O'Brien Clan. Alainn is counseled to hide her magical abilities, but how can she when dark forces rise up to threaten not only the O'Brien Clan, but Alainn and the life of the Chieftain's beloved, but forbidden nephew, Killian O’Brien, a man Alainn has loved as long as she can remember?