Download E-books Beaver At His Parents' [Episode 2] PDF

By Norman Crane

Every existence has a background. all people has a house web page. occasionally, to move ahead, you should hit the "back" button. Beaver At His Parents' is a comedy-drama sequence approximately Charlie, a attorney who loses every little thing and returns to his domestic city to begin over.

Episode 2: "After Hours"

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Download E-books Raptor PDF

By Gary Jennings

From Publishers Weekly

In the hole pages of Jennings's ( Aztec ) gigantic, audacious historic novel in regards to the Gothic conquest of the Roman Empire, Thorn, the hermaphrodite hero/heroine, is seduced first through a monk after which via a nun. Evicted from a monastery and a convent, Thorn is then schooled within the methods of the area by way of the grumpy, blasphemous woodsman Wyrd. Rugged but delicate, often dressed as a guy, Thorn is to elim fragment raptorial (i.e., predatory) in his thirst for fanatics, female and male, and for event. He serves as box marshal, sidekick and secret agent for bloody Theodoric (A.D. 454-526), king of the Ostrogoths, depicted right here as a benevolent despot. For all its sexual titillation and gory battles, this majestically paced epic with its unconventional hero continuously rewards because it leads readers via unique byways of the fragmented Roman Empire, delving into pagan customs, Christian mysteries, corruption, slavery and the tolerant Arianism embraced via the Goths yet condemned by way of the Catholic Church as a heresy. throughout the androgynous Thorn, attuned to the warfare betwen the masculine and female facets of his nature, Jennings subtly explores the gender-based roles imposed by way of society. Spiced with medieval taste, the unconventional will captivate readers prepared to dedicate themselves to an extended, specific, occasionally ploddingly written yet eventually intoxicating narrative.

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Download E-books Rogue Raider: The Tale of Captain Lauterbach and the Singapore Mutiny PDF

By Nigel Barley

Rogue Raider is a funny fictionalized background set in Southeast Asia in the course of the First global battle, which facilities on a adorable rogue within the type of Captain Julius Lauterbach of the German Imperial army and the send that catapulted the "Flashmanesque" Lauterbach to unintentional reputation (and infamy), His Imperial Majesty's Emden. persist with the adventures of Lauterbach, a beer-guzzling, cigar-smoking filcher, a braggart and, specially, a survivor.

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Download E-books Into the Hinterlands (Citizen) PDF

By David Drake, John Lambshead


number 1 in an ALL-NEW army technology fiction experience sequence from veteran best-seller David Drake.

writer of Hammer’s Slamners and genre-defining writer has offered over four million books.

#1 in a brand new sequence from an army technological know-how fiction grasp with over three million books in print. a tender hero comes of age within the crucible of battle and galactic struggle.

whilst Allen Allenson, scion of a noble family members that has fallen on not easy instances, will get a project to roust the power-hungry Terrans from a “wild” megastar area the place they’re encroaching, he jumps on the likelihood to teach his person worthy, increase his family’s fortunes – and assemble sufficient lucre to make a great marriage.   however the wily Terrans aren't so simply persuaded by way of a tender colonial they believe of as a rube.

Worse, Riders, the beings who evidently ply the wasteland among the celebs, are taking part in their very own lethal political video games – opposed to the Terrans, opposed to the colonials, and opposed to one younger greenhorn commander specifically: naïf younger Allen, whom they determine they could manage to do their bidding.  the only factor not anyone has counted on is the truth that Allen, whereas younger and green, and masses to his personal amazement, occurs to be a hero within the making. 

About Into the Hinterlands:

“Drake and Lambshead mix politics, army expeditions, and deep-space exploration into an interesting tale…Recommended for all SF collections.” –Booklist

 About David Drake’s RCN series:

“[R]ousing outdated house opera.”-- Publishers Weekly at the “RCN” series.

“The enjoyable is within the telling, and Mr. Drake has a powerful voice.  i need more!” –Philadelphia Weekly Press

“[S]pace opera is alive and well.  This sequence is convalescing because the writer is going along…character improvement mixed with satisfactory motion and noteworthy international designs.” –

About David Drake:

“[P]rose as chilly and difficult s the steel alloy of a tank…rivals Crane and Remarque…” – Chicago Sun-Times
“Drake couldn’t write a foul motion scene at gunpoint.”– Booklist

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Download E-books The Japanese Fairy Book PDF

By Yei Theodora Ozaki

This compilation of twenty-one favourite fairy stories introduces the wealthy international of jap fable, an international of ghouls, goblins, and ogres; sea serpents and sea kings; kindly animals and magic birds; demons and dragons; princes and princesses. In "My Lord Bag of Rice" goldfish dancers and carp musicians pride the courageous warrior Hidesato; in "The replicate of Matsuyama" a lonely daughter endures her destiny with assistance from a "shining disc" given by means of her departed mom; "The Jellyfish and the Monkey" explains how that sea creature misplaced its bones; and the hero of "Momotaro," a story commonplace to each baby in Japan, is born from a peach that washes up on a riverbank. Settings and characters fluctuate from story to story however the impact of every tale during this quantity is the same—to delivery the reader, younger or outdated, to mysterious beaches, magical kingdoms, and legendary lands. The jap Fairy Book is a wondrous advent to Japan's wealthy myth culture.

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Download E-books The Lighthouse (Adam Dalgliesh Mystery Series #13) PDF

By P. D. James

A safe and secluded retreat for the wealthy and strong turns into the environment for an unsettling sequence of murders.Combe Island off the Cornish coast is a restful haven for the elite. but if one in every of its special viewers is located striking from the island’s recognized lighthouse in what appears to be like to were a homicide, the peace is shattered. Commander Adam Dalgliesh is termed in to deal with the delicate case, yet at a tough time for him and his depleted crew. he's doubtful approximately his destiny along with his female friend Emma Lavenham; his precept detective Kate Miskin goes via an emotional predicament; and the bold Sergeant Francis Benton-Smith isn't chuffed approximately having a feminine boss. After a moment brutal killing, the full research is jeopardized, and Dalgliesh is confronted with a possibility much more insidious than homicide.

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Download E-books Miss Buncle's Book PDF

By D.E. Stevenson

Who Knew One publication can cause loads Chaos?

Barbara Bunde is in a bind. instances are harsh, and Barbara's checking account has obvious greater days. probably she might promote a unique ... if she knew any tales. Stumped for ideas, Barbara attracts proposal from her fellow citizens of Silverstream, the little English village she understands within and out.

To her shock, the radical is a wreck. it is a great point she wrote less than a pseudonym, as the fogeys of Silverstream are in an uproar. yet what rather turns omit Bunde's global round is that this: what occurs to the characters in her booklet begins occurring to their real-life opposite numbers. Does lifestyles quite imitate art?

A liked writer who has offered greater than seven million books, D. E. Stevenson is at her top with Miss Buncle's Book, crafting a hugely unique and fascinating story approximately what occurs whilst humans see themselves via a person else's eyes.

"Love it, like it, love it"

"There aren't any vampires, no faeries, no bizarre creatures, only a candy tale approximately actual humans residing in a global i have constantly dreamed of."—Reader Review

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Download E-books Sixty Lights PDF

By Gail Jones

Sixty lighting fixtures is the pleasing chronicle of Lucy unusual, an self sustaining woman turning out to be up within the Victorian international. From her early life in Australia via to her formative years in England and Bombay and at last to London, Lucy is eager about mild and by way of the recent photographic expertise. Her conception of the realm is passionate and relocating, published in a sequence of frozen photographs captured within the digicam of her imagination displaying her emotions approximately love, lifestyles and loss. during this convinced, finely woven and complicated novel Jones has created an unforgettable personality in Lucy; visionary, talented and exuberant, she touches the lives of all who understand her.

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Download E-books The Flamethrowers: A Novel PDF

By Rachel Kushner

Named a most sensible publication of 2013 by means of The big apple Times; Vogue; O, The Oprah Magazine; Time; Bookish; New York journal; The New Yorker; Slate; Flavorwire; Publishers Weekly; Kirkus Reviews; Salon; and Complex.

Rachel Kushner’s The Flamethrowers, a finalist for the nationwide e-book Award, used to be simply named a best Ten publication of 2013 by means of the New York occasions publication Review and considered one of Time magazine’s best ten fiction books. Kushner’s first novel, Telex from Cuba, was additionally a finalist for a countrywide publication Award and used to be reviewed at the hide of The ny occasions publication Review. The Flamethrowers, much more formidable and fantastic, is the riveting tale of a tender artist and the worlds she encounters in long island and Rome within the mid-1970s—by turns underground, elite, and dangerous.

The yr is 1975 and Reno—so-called as a result of the position of her birth—has come to ny purpose on turning her fascination with bikes and velocity into artwork. Her arrival coincides with an explosion of job within the artwork world—artists have colonized a abandoned and commercial SoHo, are staging activities within the East Village, and are blurring the road among existence and artwork. Reno meets a bunch of dreamers and raconteurs who publish her to a sentimental schooling of types. Ardent, weak, and impressive, she starts off an affair with an artist named Sandro Valera, the semi-estranged scion of an Italian tire and bike empire. after they stopover at Sandro’s relatives domestic in Italy, Reno falls in with contributors of the novel circulation that overtook Italy within the seventies. Betrayal sends her reeling right into a clandestine undertow.

The Flamethrowers is an intensely enticing exploration of the mystique of the female, the pretend, the terrorist. At its middle is Kushner’s brilliantly learned protagonist, a tender lady at the verge. exciting and fearless, this can be a significant American novel from a author of mind-blowing expertise and mind's eye.

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Download E-books Star Wars: The Prequel Trilogy (Episodes I, II & III) PDF

By Matthew Woodring Stover, R. A. Salvatore, Terry Brooks

For the 1st time in a single wonderful quantity, this is the total, epic tale arc: The Phantom risk, assault of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith. adventure the sweeping story of fine and evil, of delusion and magic, of innocence and power–and witness the tragic transformation of Anakin Skywalker from mere slave to 1 of the best, strongest, and feared villains of the galaxy: Darth Vader.

“The course has been put prior to you, Anakin.
The option to take it needs to be yours alone.”

On the barren desolate tract global of Tatooine, younger Anakin Skywalker toils via day and goals through evening . . . of touring the celebrities to worlds he’s in basic terms heard of in tales. while Jedi Knight Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice, Obi-Wan Kenobi, move paths with Anakin, it marks the start of the drama that may turn into legend. brave to the purpose of recklessness, Anakin comes of age in a time of significant upheaval. The tried assassination of Senator Padmé Amidala thrusts the Republic just about the sting of disaster–and brings Anakin and Padmé right into a mystery romance as excessive because it is forbidden.

As wrestle escalates around the galaxy, the level is determined for an explosive endgame. suffering from unspeakable visions, Anakin edges towards the edge of a call with profound ramifications. It continues to be just for Darth Sidious to strike the ultimate brilliant blow opposed to the Republic–and to ordain a fearsome new Sith Lord: Darth Vader.

by Terry Brooks, in keeping with the tale and screenplay by means of George Lucas

by R. A. Salvatore, from a narrative through George Lucas and a screenplay by means of George Lucas and Jonathan Hales

by Matthew Stover, in line with the tale and screenplay by means of George Lucas

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