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The Never War

By D.J. MacHale
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 074348200X
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 849
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The third installment in an epic series of adventures First Earth Fourteen-year-old Bobby Pendragon is a loyal friend, sports star, devoted pet owner -- and Traveler. Along with his uncle Press, Bobby has visited the alternate dimension of Denduron and participated in a civil war. He's also waded through the endangered underwater territory of Cloral. Now Bobby once again finds himself thrust beyond the boundaries of time and space into a place that seems somewhat familiar: First Earth. Bobby and the Traveler from Cloral -- Spader -- have flumed to New York City, 1937. Against a backdrop of gangsters, swing music, and the distant sound of a brewing war, the two must uncover the evil Saint Dane's newest plot. But is Bobby ready for the difficult choices ahead?

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  • Pages : 288
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  • Publisher : Presidio Press
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  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
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  • File Pdf: beyond-the-comfort-zone.pdf

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Questions. We all have them, rattling around in the back of our minds. How did the country get to be like this? We have a government that’s repeatedly paralyzed by a Congress and president constantly at odds. We have a monster bureaucracy churning out an avalanche of new medical regulations. We have a shooting war that’s been going on since 9/11— a war in which our terrorist enemies have struck at nations around the globe, and might eventually acquire nuclear weapons. And then there’s the other war. In nearly every state, battles are being fought over issues which are central to the very fabric of life. Our society’s basic building blocks— marriage, family, the concept of morality itself— have been turned into political footballs. This is a kind of war which has no end. More questions. How can all this be happening? We thought that two World Wars and a four-decade Cold War had settled everything. What is it, that’s turning this world into a lunatic asylum? Is there any way to make sense out of it all? This book isn’t about questions. The symbol on the front cover says just the opposite: It’s about answers. And that includes answers to the biggest question of all. This book is about the war that never ends.

The Lost City of Faar

By D.J. MacHale
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1439103461
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 899
  • File Pdf: the-lost-city-of-faar.pdf

Book Summary:

CLORAL The second installment in an epic series of adventures Fourteen-year-old Bobby Pendragon is not like other boys his age. His uncle Press is a Traveler, and, as Bobby has learned, that means Uncle Press is responsible, through his journeys, for solving interdimensional conflict wherever he encounters it. His mission is nothing less than to save the universe from ultimate evil. And he's taking Bobby along for the ride. Fresh from his first adventure on Denduron, Bobby finds himself in the territory of Cloral, a vast world that is entirely covered by water. Cloral is nearing a disaster of huge proportions. Reading the journals Bobby sends home, his friends learn that the desperate citizens of the endangered floating cities are on the brink of war. Can Bobby -- suburban basketball star and all-around nice guy -- help rid the area of marauders, and locate the legendary lost land of Faar, which may hold the key to Cloral's survival?

The Circle of Orion

By Eric Ochoa
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1503527530
  • Pages : 414
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 442
  • File Pdf: the-circle-of-orion.pdf

Book Summary:

Erin never lived a happy life on earth. The only escape from the pain she feels are her two best friends, Angel and Jacob. But when tragedy strikes and her world is destroyed at the hands of fire, suddenly Erin finds herself in a new world entirely. She quickly learns her new world, called Elmera, is full of wonder, beauty and magic. She learns that she is the key to resurrecting the Elder God Orion and must find and lead a group of powerful children in order to stop the impending war between the dark and light kingdoms of Elmera. But will she be able to forget her old world and all it has done to her? Find out in the Circle of Orion.

Black Water

By D.J. MacHale
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 9781439112120
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 795
  • File Pdf: black-water.pdf

Book Summary:

Breaking the rules Just when fifteen-year-old Bobby Pendragon thinks he understands his purpose as a Traveler -- to protect the territories of Halla from the evil Saint Dane -- he is faced with an impossible choice. The inhabitants of Eelong are in danger of being wiped out by a mysterious plague. The only way Bobby can stop it is to bring the antidote from another territory. Since moving items between territories is forbidden by the Traveler rules, if Bobby chooses to save Eelong he could endanger himself, his friends, and the future of every other being in Halla.

The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 25

By Stephen Jones
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Robinson
  • Isbn : 1472118715
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 677
  • File Pdf: the-mammoth-book-of-best-new-horror-25.pdf

Book Summary:

For a quarter of a century, this multiple award-winning annual selection has showcased some of the very best, and most disturbing, short stories and novellas of horror and the supernatural. As always, this landmark volume features superior fiction from such masters of the genre and newcomers in contemporary horror as Michael Chislett; Thana Niveau; Reggie Oliver; Tanith Lee; Niel Gaiman; Robert Shearman; Simon Strantzas; Lavie Tidhar; Simon Kurt Unsworth and Halli Villegas. With an in-depth introduction covering the year in horror, a fascinating necrology and a unique contact directory, The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror remains the world?s leading anthology dedicated solely to presenting the very best in modern horror. Praise for previous Mammoth Books of Best New Horror: 'Stephen Jones . . . has a better sense of the genre than almost anyone in this country.' Lisa Tuttle, The Times. 'The best horror anthologist in the business is, of course, Stephen Jones, whose Mammoth Book of Best New Horror is one of the major bargains of this as of any other year.' Roz Kavaney. 'An essential volume for horror readers.' Locus

Best New Horror

By Stephen Jones
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1632202395
  • Pages : 608
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 197
  • File Pdf: best-new-horror.pdf

Book Summary:

Best New Horror combines dozens of the best and grisliest short stories of today. For twenty-five years this series has been published in the United Kingdom as The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, and now comes to the US to delight and terrify thriller enthusiasts. This has been the world’s leading annual anthology dedicated solely to showcasing the best in contemporary horror fiction. This newest volume offers outstanding new writing by masters of the genre, such as Joan Aiken, Peter Atkins, Ramsey Campbell, Christopher Fowler, Joe R. Lansdale, John Ajvide Lindqvist, Robert Silverberg, Michael Marshall Smith, Evangeline Walton, and many others! Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Operation Wappen

By Robert Maddock
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1796096040
  • Pages : 110
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 354
  • File Pdf: operation-wappen.pdf

Book Summary:

This is a short story spanning two years from 1956 to 1958. It includes the author’s Marine Corps service as a Second Lieutenant artillery forward observer attached to Third Battalion Sixth Marine Regiment led by Colonel Austin C. “Shifty” Shofner (one of only nine men ever to escape a Japanese prisoner of war camp). It describes the maturation of Phase III warfare—the landing by helicopter of an intact infantry battalion ready to fight behind enemy lines (Operation Deep Water) and the beginnings of Phase IV warfare with the return of knights to the battlefield (Yasser Arafat/eventually Osama bin Landen) and an MI6/CIA joint clandestine, frustrated effort to overthrow the Syrian government (Operation Wappen).

Get Those Guys Reading! Fiction and Series Books that Boys Will Love

By Kathleen A. Baxter,Marcia Agness Kochel
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : 159884847X
  • Pages : 220
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 468
  • File Pdf: get-those-guys-reading-fiction-and-series-books-that-boys-will-love.pdf

Book Summary:

Want to identify fiction books that boys in grades three through nine will find irresistible? This guide reveals dozens of worthwhile recommendations in categories ranging from adventure stories and sports novels to horror, humorous, and science fiction books.

Serving Boys through Readers' Advisory

By Michael Sullivan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Isbn : 0838990150
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 967
  • File Pdf: serving-boys-through-readers-advisory.pdf

Book Summary:

Based on more than twenty years’ experience working to get boys interested in reading, Michael Sullivan now offers his first readers’ advisory volume.