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The Mists of Sorrow

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The quest to find a friend whose life hangs by a thread leads James and Jiron back into the heart of the Empire. The impetus behind the hunt is not as it would seem however. For the life of their friend is but a lure used to draw James to the appointed place at the appointed time. James is ultimately maneuvered to face the power behind the Empire, a dark being whose orchestration of peoples and powers has brought the world to the brink of annihilation. He discovers that he, too, has been manipulated in furthering the dark plans of this sinister being. Can James defeat a being that has walked this world for over a millennia? Or will he face defeat and the destruction of all that he has come to hold dear? Here in the seventh, and final installment of The Morcyth Saga, Brian S. Pratt brings it all together in one climactic conclusion. For more information about The Mists of Sorrow, or any of the other books written by Brian S. Pratt, visit the author’s official website at: www.briansprattbooks.com.

The Mistress

**#1 *NEW YORK TIMES* BESTSELLER • Incomparable storyteller Danielle Steel illuminates rarely glimpsed precincts of unimaginable wealth and power, where love and freedom are the most dangerous desires of all.**
Natasha Leonova’s beauty saved her life. Discovered starving on a freezing Moscow street by a Russian billionaire, she has lived for seven years under his protection, immersed in rarefied luxury, while he pursues his activities in a dark world that she guesses at but never sees. Her home is the world, often on one of Vladimir Stanislas’s spectacular yachts manned by scores of heavily armed crew members. Natasha’s job is to keep Vladimir happy, ask no questions, and be discreet. She knows her place, and the rules. She feels fortunate to be spoiled and protected, and is careful not to dwell on Vladimir’s ruthlessness or the deadly circles he moves in. She experiences only his kindness and generosity and believes he will always keep her safe. She is unfailingly loyal to him in exchange.
Theo Luca is the son of a brilliant, world famous, and difficult artist, Lorenzo Luca, who left his wife and son with a fortune in artwork they refuse to sell. Lorenzo’s widow, Maylis, has transformed their home in St. Paul de Vence into a celebrated restaurant decorated with her late husband’s paintings, and treats it as a museum. There, on a warm June evening, Theo first encounters Natasha, the most exquisite woman he has ever seen. And there, Vladimir lays eyes on Luca’s artwork. Two dangerous obsessions begin.
Theo, a gifted artist in his own right, finds himself feverishly painting Natasha’s image for weeks after their first meeting. Vladimir, enraged that Lorenzo’s works are not for sale, is determined to secure a painting at any price. And Natasha, who knows that she cannot afford to make even one false move, nevertheless begins to think of a world of freedom she can never experience as Vladimir’s mistress. She cannot risk her safety for another man, or even a conversation with him, as Theo longs for a woman he can never have.
From Moscow to the Riviera, London, and Paris, *The Mistress* is a riveting tale of vast fortune, cruelty, creative genius, and daring courage, as uncompromising individuals chart a course for collision.

Mistress of the Empire

Book three in the magnificent Empire Trilogy by bestselling authors Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts, now available in ebook
Welcome to the final play of the game.
Now revered as the Servant of the Empire, Mara of the Acoma is in more danger than ever before. Not only does she face threats from the brotherhood of assassins and the cunning spies of rival ruling houses, but she has attracted the attention of the awesome Assembly of Magicians, who sees her as a threat to their power.
But Last Mara has not reached her position through luck or accident of fate. Surrounded on all sides by enemies determined to bring her down, Mara must draw on her deepest resources to secure her place as Mistress of the Empire once and for all.
Mistress of the Empire is the stunning final book in Feist and Wurts’ epic trilogy – one of the most successful fantasy collaborations of all time.
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“I enjoyed [*Mistress Of The Empire* ] enormously . . .  I particularly enjoyed Mara’s adventures in the land outside the Empire.”–Robert Gellis, Author of *Masques Of Gold* and *Fires Of Winter*
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Book three in the magnificent Empire Trilogy by bestselling authors Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts, now available in ebook
Welcome to the final play of the game.
Now revered as the Servant of the Empire, Mara of the Acoma is in more danger than ever before. Not only does she face threats from the brotherhood of assassins and the cunning spies of rival ruling houses, but she has attracted the attention of the awesome Assembly of Magicians, who sees her as a threat to their power.
But Last Mara has not reached her position through luck or accident of fate. Surrounded on all sides by enemies determined to bring her down, Mara must draw on her deepest resources to secure her place as Mistress of the Empire once and for all.
Mistress of the Empire is the stunning final book in Feist and Wurts’ epic trilogy – one of the most successful fantasy collaborations of all time.

Mistral’s Kiss

The time has come for Meredith Gentry to put aside her detective work and fulfill her ultimate obligation to the world of Faerie – where her efforts to conceive an heir to the throne of the Unseelie Court are crucial to restoring magic, and life itself, to the Fey kingdom. And though her quest to produce an heir may be full of sensual pleasures, it is also fraught with peril: the shadows of intrigue stalk the royal court, and sabotage lurks at any turn. Merry’s cousin schemes and plots, determined to see her fall. But, in the once-dead gardens of the world of faerie, something has re-awakened an all-powerful, malign magic. And Merry’s own powers have turned wildly – dangerously – unpredictable. As plots and counterplots are hatched and strategies and subterfuges played out, the destiny of an entire world turns upon the fortunes of Merry Gentry: object of obsession, target of treachery and pawn of uncertain fate.
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Erotic, magical, violent, sensual and thrilling…extraordinary tales of a Faerie in hiding as a private investigator in LA…quite simply delicious…Highly recommended. SARAH BROADHURST, The Bookseller Oozing with sensuality…steamy sex scenes that are wonderfully touchy-feely. Starburst magazine Relentless high-paced trashiness…good fun. SFX magazine Seductive and terrifying…this series is proof not only of Laurell K. Hamilton’s immense storytelling abilities, but also of her continued development of contemporary dark fantasy and horror. Enigma magazine Sizzling…memorable characters and wicked wit make it all delicious, ribald fun. Publishers Weekly
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Mister Slaughter

The world of Colonial America comes vibrantly to life in this masterful new historical thriller by Robert McCammon. The latest entry in the popular Matthew Corbett series, which began with Speaks the Nightbird and continued in The Queen of Bedlam, Mister Slaughter opens in the emerging metropolis of New York City in 1702, and proceeds to take both Matthew and the reader on an unforgettable journey of horror, violence, and personal discovery. The journey begins when Matthew, now an apprentice “problem solver” for the London-based Herrald Agency, accepts an unusual and hazardous commission. Together with his colleague, Hudson Greathouse, he agrees to escort the notorious mass murderer Tyranthus Slaughter from an asylum outside Philadelphia to the docks of New York. Along the way, Slaughter makes his captors a surprising – and extremely tempting – offer. Mister Slaughter is at once a classic portrait of an archetypal serial killer and an exquisitely detailed account of a fledgling nation still in the process of inventing itself.

The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice (English Edition)

**Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, feted by politicians, the Church and the world’s media, Mother Teresa of Calcutta appears to be on the fast track to sainthood. But what makes Mother Teresa so divine?**
In this frank and damning exposé of the Teresa cult, Hitchens details the nature and limits of one woman’s mission to help the world’s poor. He probes the source of the heroic status bestowed upon an Albanian nun whose only declared wish was to serve God. He asks whether Mother Teresa’s good works answered any higher purpose than the need of the world’s privileged to see someone, somewhere, doing something for the Third World.
He unmasks pseudo-miracles, questions Mother Teresa’s fitness to adjudicate on matters of sex and reproduction, and reports on a version of saintly ubiquity which affords genial relations with dictators, corrupt tycoons and convicted frauds. Is Mother Teresa merely an essential salve to the conscience of the rich West, or an expert PR machine for the Catholic Church? In its caustic iconoclasm and unsparing wit, *The Missionary Position* showcases the devastating effect of Hitchens’ writing at its polemical best.
**A dirty job but someone had to do it. By the end of this elegantly written, brilliantly argued piece of polemic, it is not looking good for Mother Teresa. – *Sunday Times***
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“Hilariously mean.”―***John Waters***
“Convincing . . . Hitchens argues his case with consummate style.”―****New York Times Book Review****
“Anyone with ambivalent feelings about the influence of Catholic dogma (especially concerning sex and procreation); about the media’s manufacture of images; or about what one can, should, or shouldn’t do for someone less fortunate, should read this book.”―***San Francisco Bay Guardian***
“A dirty job but someone had to do it. By the end of this elegantly written, brilliantly argued piece of polemic, it is not looking good for Mother Teresa.”―****Sunday Times* (London)***
“If there is a hell, Hitchens is going there for this book.”―****New York Press****
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**Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, feted by politicians, the Church and the world’s media, Mother Teresa of Calcutta appears to be on the fast track to sainthood. But what makes Mother Teresa so divine?**
In this frank and damning exposé of the Teresa cult, Hitchens details the nature and limits of one woman’s mission to help the world’s poor. He probes the source of the heroic status bestowed upon an Albanian nun whose only declared wish was to serve God. He asks whether Mother Teresa’s good works answered any higher purpose than the need of the world’s privileged to see someone, somewhere, doing something for the Third World.
He unmasks pseudo-miracles, questions Mother Teresa’s fitness to adjudicate on matters of sex and reproduction, and reports on a version of saintly ubiquity which affords genial relations with dictators, corrupt tycoons and convicted frauds. Is Mother Teresa merely an essential salve to the conscience of the rich West, or an expert PR machine for the Catholic Church? In its caustic iconoclasm and unsparing wit, *The Missionary Position* showcases the devastating effect of Hitchens’ writing at its polemical best.
**A dirty job but someone had to do it. By the end of this elegantly written, brilliantly argued piece of polemic, it is not looking good for Mother Teresa. – *Sunday Times***

Mission Road

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Mission Road (Tres Navarre Series #6) by Rick Riordan
**From the #1 *New York Times* bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series**
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The triple-crown winner of mystery’s most prestigious awards–the Edgar, the Anthony, and the Shamus–Rick Riordan blasted onto the crime scene with one of its freshest and most intriguing protagonists, Tres Navarre. In **Mission Road**, Navarre returns in a wrenching crime drama in which he must revisit the sins of the past to catch a killer about to get away with murder…again.
San Antonio private investigator Tres Navarre is used to working on the edge–that razor-sharp line between legal and life sentence. But this time he’s stepped straight into a no-man’s-land. When an old friend appears at his door spattered with blood and wanted for attempted homicide, Tres doesn’t have to think twice about where his loyalty lies–or the consequences.
Ralph Arguello is a criminal who put the street life behind him when he married SAPD detective Ana DeLeon. Now Ana’s been gunned down and her fellow cops don’t need to look far to find a prime suspect. For Ana recently reopened the most infamous cold case in SAPD history–the unsolved murder on notorious Mission Road eighteen years before that threw the San Antonio underworld into bloody chaos. Ana was about to bring charges against the suspected killer: her husband, Ralph Arguello.Tres is sure that Ralph didn’t do it–and that he didn’t shoot his wife. But with the police and the Mafia both out for revenge, there’s no one to turn to for help.
Now, armed and dangerous, the targets of a citywide manhunt, Tres and Ralph have just hours to discover what really happened on Mission Road almost two decades ago. To find the truth, they must set a collision course with the past–and with a secret that will tear their lives apart.
*From the Hardcover edition.*

Mission Python

**Program a graphical adventure game in this hands-on, beginner-friendly introduction to coding in the Python language.**
Launch into coding with Mission: Python, a space-themed guide to building a complete computer game in Python. You’ll learn programming fundamentals like loops, strings, and lists as you build Escape!, an exciting game with a map to explore, items to collect, and tricky logic puzzles to solve. As you work through the book, you’ll build exercises and mini-projects, like making a spacewalk simulator and creating an astronaut’s safety checklist that will put your new Python skills to the test. You’ll learn how to use Pygame Zero, a free resource that lets you add graphics and sound effects to your creations, and you’ll get useful game-making tips, such as how to design fun puzzles and intriguing maps. Before you know it, you’ll have a working, awesome game to stump your friends with (and some nifty coding skills, too!). You can follow this book using a Raspberry Pi or a Microsoft Windows PC, and the 3D graphics and sound effects you need are provided as a download.
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Mission polaire

RESUME:
Artemis Fowl is one of the greatest criminal minds the world has ever seen. He is also 12 years old. For fans of J.R.R.Tolkien and J.K. Rowling, “Artemis Fowl” is a high-tech fantasy, mixing fairies, leprechauns, and computers, in a brilliant, thrilling story, destined to become a cult favorite.

Mission of Honor

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The Ops-Center team faces untold chaos on a mission in Africa in the ninth novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series created by Tom Clancy and former Department of State official Steve Pieczenik.

On the surface it seems a simple case: a group of African militiamen have kidnapped a priest and ordered all Catholic missionaries to leave the nation of Botswana. But the Vatican thinks otherwise. At its urging, Op-Center investigates—and finds out that the real purpose of the crime is a plan by outside forces to destabilize the government and seize the nation’s diamond mines. With its military team, Striker, out of commission, Op-Center must reinvent itself—and head straight into the crossfire of an African war.

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Miss Wonderful

Due to his history of expensive romantic entanglements, Alistair Carsington now has six months to find either a useful occupation or a wealthy heiress to wed. To prove he is not an idle fop only concerned with sartorial pleasures, Alistair agrees to help his old friend, Lord Gordmor, by traveling to the wilds of Derbyshire to convince Gordmor’s neighbors to support the nobleman’s proposal to build a canal. Upon arriving, Alistair, a famous war hero and eligible bachelor, finds everyone couldn’t be nicer, everyone except for respectable, practical, spinsterish Mirabel Oldridge. The last thing Mirabel wants is for her tranquil little corner of England to be destroyed by a noisy, nasty canal, and she is prepared to use every weapon at her disposal–including her disheveled coiffure and unstylish wardrobe–to stop Alistair. RITA Award-winning Chase presents a splendidly written tale of two people trying desperately not to fall in love. Chase’s beguiling blend of deliciously complex characters, potent sexual chemistry, and sparkling wit give this superb romance a richness and depth readers will treasure. John Charles
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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

A mysterious island.

An abandoned orphanage.

A strange collection of very curious photographs.

It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive. 

A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

“A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel. The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story.”—John Green, New York Times best-selling author of The Fault in Our Stars

“With its X-Men: First Class-meets-time-travel story line, David Lynchian imagery, and rich, eerie detail, it’s no wonder Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children has been snapped up by Twentieth Century Fox. B+”—Entertainment Weekly

“‘Peculiar’ doesn’t even begin to cover it. Riggs’ chilling, wondrous novel is already headed to the movies.”—People

“You’ll love it if you want a good thriller for the summer. It’s a mystery, and you’ll race to solve it before Jacob figures it out for himself.”—Seventeen
Onderstaande tekst is vertaald vanuit de originele taal
Een mysterieus eiland.

Een verlaten weeshuis.

Een vreemde verzameling bijzondere foto’s.

Het ligt allemaal klaar om ontdekt te worden in De Bijzondere Kinderen van Mevrouw Peregrine, een onvergetelijk boek dat fictie en fotografie mengt in een spannende leeservaring. Het verhaal begint met een vreselijk familiedrama die de zestienjarige Jacob op een reis stuurt naar een afgelegen eiland bij de Welshe kust, waar hij de afgebroken ruïnes ontdekt van het Weeshuis voor Bijzondere Kinderen van mevrouw Peregrine. Terwijl Jacob de verlaten slaapkamers en hallen doorzoekt, wordt het langzaam duidelijk dat de kinderen méér waren dan simpelweg bijzonder. Misschien wel gevaarlijk. Misschien wel met goede reden in quarantaine geplaatst op dit verlaten eiland. En op de één of andere manier – hoe onmogelijk het ook lijkt – misschien nog wel in leven. Met de huiveringwekkende fantasie en de spookachtige vintagefotografie is De Bijzondere Kinderen van Mevrouw Peregrine een plezier voor volwassenen, tieners, en iedereen die houdt van avontuur in de schaduwen.

“Een spannende, aangrijpelijke en geweldig vreemde eerste roman. De foto’s en tekst werken briljant samen en creëren een onvergetelijk verhaal.”—John Green, New York Times bestsellerauteur van Een Weeffout in Onze Sterren

“Met een verhaal dat X-Men: First Class en tijdreizen mengt, beeldspraak die doet denken aan David Lynch, en de rijke, griezelige details, is het geen wonder dat De Bijzondere Kinderen van Mevrouw Peregrine opgepakt is door Twentieth Century Fox. B+”—Entertainment Weekly

“‘Bijzonder’ is bij lange na niet genoeg om het te dekken. Dit spannende en wonderlijke boek van Riggs wordt nu al verfilmd.”—People

“Als je een goede thriller wilt deze zomer, zul je dit geweldig vinden. Het is een mysterie en je racet om het op te lossen voordat Jacob dat zelf doet.”—Seventeen
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A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel. The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story. –John Green, New York Times best-selling author of Looking for Alaska and Paper Towns Readers searching for the next Harry Potter may want to visit Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. –CNN Riggs deftly moves between fantasy and reality, prose and photography to create an enchanting and at times positively terrifying story. –Associated Press I read all of the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children books and I loved them. –Florence of Florence + The Machine [A] thrilling, Tim Burton-esque tale with haunting photographs. –USA Today Pop Candy With its X-Men: First Class-meets-time-travel story line, David Lynchian imagery, and rich, eerie detail, it’s no wonder Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children has been snapped up by Twentieth Century Fox. B+ –Entertainment Weekly Peculiar’ doesn’t even begin to cover it. Riggs’ chilling, wondrous novel is already headed to the movies. –People You’ll love it if you want a good thriller for the summer. It’s a mystery, and you’ll race to solve it before Jacob figures it out for himself. –Seventeen This peculiar parable is pure perfection. –Justine magazine One of the coolest, creepiest YA books. –PopSugar It’s an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters. –Publishers Weekly An original work that defies categorization, this first novel should appeal to readers who like quirky fantasies. Riggs includes many vintage photographs that add a critical touch of the peculiar to his unusual tale. –Library Journal Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children is a wonderfully original and inventive book with colorful characters, a mysterious tale woven together with threads of historical relevance, and incorporating unforgettable vintage photographs which bring the story to life. –Geeks of Doom Brace yourself for the last 70 pages of relentless, squirm-in-your-chair action. I loved every minute of it. –Cleveland Plain Dealer Hands down, this is one of the best books of recent years…both creepy and terrifyingly delicious. –Forces of Geek Though technically a children’s book, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is more Grimm’s than Disney, and Riggs images, dropped like bread crumbs, could lead audiences of any age happily down the path of its spellbinding tale. –Florida Times-Union In a time when so much summer entertainment seems to be more of the same, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a pleasant surprise–a story that is fresh and new, engrosses and grips, and provides enough clues so that the ending makes sense and seems thoughtful. –PopMatters A twisting tale of phenomenal children, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a book that both children and adults will love. –Romper
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Miss Match

When Samantha Monteiro launched Perfect Match, Inc. a few years ago, she never imagined her matchmaking business would be booming while her own love life floundered. When her business partner drags her out of hiding to attend the wedding of one of their successful client matches, she meets a dancer with a dark past and a penchant for secrecy who excites her in a way she hadn’t thought possible. Samantha wonders if Lucinda Moss is the key to solving not one but two matches that have eluded Samantha since everything around her fell apart or if she is destined to find love for everyone but herself.

In a world where nothing is constant, Lucinda has learned to keep herself emotionally at arm’s length and given up on the chance to find true happiness. Can the notorious Miss Match help her forget her troubled past?
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Miss Marple’s Final Cases

Volume 78 in The Agatha Christie Classic Collection (1979). Limited edition of 1000 copies worldwide First, the mystery man in the church with a bullet-wound…then, the riddle of a dead man’s buried treasure…the curious conduct oif a caretaker after a fatal riding accident…the corpse and a tape-measure…the girl framed for theft…and the suspect accused of stabbing his wife with a dagger. Six gripping cases with one thing in common — the astonishing deductive powers of Miss Marple. Also includes two non-Marple mysteries, ‘The Dressmaker’s Doll’ and ‘In a Glass Darkly’.
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When it all becomes clear as day, the reader can only say, Now why didn’t I think of that? But he never does. Miss Christie at her best.’ Springfield Republican
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Misery

In the exciting build-up to publication of Stephen King’s new mainstream novel, LISEY’S STORY, Hodder are launching their King Classics Campaign — starting with 6 of the most popular titles, CARRIE, THE SHINING, BAG OF BONES, CHRISTINE, THE STAND, MISERY. These titles will be published for the first time in B-format paperback, in a stunning new livery.
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‘Not since Dickens has a writer had so many readers by the throat’ (Guardian) – Stephen King is an American Dickens of our time * ‘A writer of excellence…King is one of the most fertile storytellers of the modern novel’ – Sunday Times * ‘One of the great storytellers of our time’ – Guardian
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