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Darkness falls…despair abounds…evil reigns… Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in the skills of the Dragon Rider: magic and swordsmanship. Soon he is on the journey of a lifetime, his eyes open to awe-inspring new places and people, his days filled with fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and nothing is what it seems. Before long, Eragon doesn’t know whom he can trust. Meanwhile, his cousin Roran must fight a new battle–one that might put Eragon in even graver danger. Will the king’s dark hand strangle all resistance? Eragon may not escape with even his life. . . . Praise forEragon: “Unusual, powerful . . . fresh and fluid. An impressive start to a writing career that’s sure to flourish.” –Booklist, Starred “Christopher Paolini make[s] literary magic with his precocious debut.” –People “The new ‘It’ book of children’s lit.” –U.S. News & World Report “An auspicious beginning to both career and series.” –Publishers Weekly A #1 New York Times Bestseller A #1 Publishers Weekly Bestseller A USA Today Bestseller A Wall Street Journal Bestseller A Book Sense Book of the Year A #1 Book Sense Selection From the Hardcover edition.

Effective Modern C++

Coming to grips with C++11 and C++14 is more than a matter of familiarizing yourself with the features they introduce (e.g., auto type declarations, move semantics, lambda expressions, and concurrency support). The challenge is learning to use those features effectively – so that your software is correct, efficient, maintainable, and portable. That’s where this practical book comes in. It describes how to write truly great software using C++11 and C++14 – i.e. using modern C++. Topics include: The pros and cons of braced initialization, noexcept specifications, perfect forwarding, and smart pointer make functions The relationships among std::move, std::forward, rvalue references, and universal references Techniques for writing clear, correct, effective lambda expressions How std::atomic differs from volatile, how each should be used, and how they relate to C++’s concurrency API How best practices in old C++ programming (i.e., C++98) require revision for software development in modern C++ Effective Modern C++ follows the proven guideline-based, example-driven format of Scott Meyers’ earlier books, but covers entirely new material.
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Effective Java Third Edition

The Definitive Guide to Java Platform Best Practices—Updated for Java 7, 8, and 9
Java has changed dramatically since the previous edition of Effective Java was published shortly after the release of Java 6. This Jolt award-winning classic has now been thoroughly updated to take full advantage of the latest language and library features. The support in modern Java for multiple paradigms increases the need for specific best-practices advice, and this book delivers.
As in previous editions, each chapter of Effective Java, Third Edition, consists of several “items,” each presented in the form of a short, stand-alone essay that provides specific advice, insight into Java platform subtleties, and updated code examples. The comprehensive descriptions and explanations for each item illuminate what to do, what not to do, and why.
The third edition covers language and library features added in Java 7, 8, and 9, including the functional programming constructs that were added to its object-oriented roots. Many new items have been added, including a chapter devoted to lambdas and streams.
New coverage includes
Functional interfaces, lambda expressions, method references, and streams
Default and static methods in interfaces
Type inference, including the diamond operator for generic types
The @SafeVarargs annotation
The try-with-resources statement
New library features such as the Optional interface, java.time, and the convenience factory methods for collections
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Edward Burne-Jones: A Biography

Edward Burne-Jones: A Biography by Penelope Fitzgerald
The only complete biography in print of this famous contemporary of William Morris, best known as the designer of stained glass and tapestries for Morris and Co.
With his paintings of mythical and medieval subjects Edward Burne-Jones achieved immediate success and influence. This biography traces his life and offers a new understanding of his work. First published in 1975, this new edition includes eight pages of color plates and an updated bibliography. Brought back into print to coincide with the centenary of Burne-Jones’s death, and the concurrent exhibitions at the Tare Gallery in London and at Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery, it remains the authoritative biography of the painter.

Edward Burne-Jones

Penelope Fitzgerald, the Booker Prize-winning author of “Offshore’ and “The Blue Flower’, turns her attention to the remarkable life of the Pre-Raphaelite artist Edward Burne-Jones. “I mean by a picture a beautiful, romantic dream of something that never was, never will be, in a light better than any light that ever shone – in a land no one can define or remember, only desire’ Edward Burne-Jones Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898) was the prototypical pre-Raphaelite but with a truly individual sensibility. Penelope Fitzgerald’s delightful biography charts his life from humble beginnings in Birmingham as the son of an unsuccessful framer, through a transformative period at Oxford, where he met his close friend and collaborator William Morris, and on to the apprenticeship with Dante Gabriel Rossetti that would shape his artistic vision. His work harks back to an Arthurian England – an Arcadia that offered solace against the onset of the Industrial Revolution, and on a deeply personal level provided respite from his ever-present melancholia. This is an illuminating portrait of a fascinating figure – artistic genius, doting father, troubled husband – written with all Penelope Fitzgerald’s characteristic sympathy and insight.

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Wise and ironic, funny and humane, Fitzgerald is a wonderful, wonderful writer.’ David NichollsOf all the novelists of the last quarter-century, she has the most unarguable claim on greatness. [It has been] a career we, as readers, can only count ourselves lucky to have lived through.’ Philip Hensher, Spectator
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Edgedancer

Edgedancer: From the Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson
**From #1* New York Times* bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, a special gift edition of *Edgedancer*, a short novel of the Stormlight Archive (previously published in *Arcanum Unbounded*).**
Three years ago, Lift asked a goddess to stop her from growing older–a wish she believed was granted. Now, in *Edgedancer*, the barely teenage nascent Knight Radiant finds that time stands still for no one. Although the young Azish emperor granted her safe haven from an executioner she knows only as Darkness, court life is suffocating the free-spirited Lift, who can’t help heading to Yeddaw when she hears the relentless Darkness is there hunting people like her with budding powers. The downtrodden in Yeddaw have no champion, and Lift knows she must seize this awesome responsibility.
**Other Tor books by Brandon Sanderson**
**The Cosmere**
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** The Stormlight Archive**
*The Way of Kings*
*Words of Radiance*
*Edgedancer *(Novella)
*Oathbringer*****
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** The Mistborn trilogy**
*Mistborn: The Final Empire*
* The Well of Ascension*
* The Hero of Ages*
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* ***Mistborn: The Wax and Wayne series**
*Alloy of Law*
* Shadows of Self*
* Bands of Mourning*
**Collection**
*Arcanum Unbounded*
**Other Cosmere novels**
*Elantris*
*Warbreaker*
**The Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series**
*Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians*
*The Scrivener’s Bones*
*The Knights of Crystallia*
*The Shattered Lens*
*The Dark Talent*
**The Rithmatist series**
** ***The Rithmatist*
**Other books by Brandon Sanderson**
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** The Reckoners**
*Steelheart*
*Firefight*
*Calamity*

The Edge of Never

Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett had always been one to think out-of-the-box, who knew she wanted something more in life than following the same repetitive patterns and growing old with the same repetitive life story. And she thought that her life was going in the right direction until everything fell apart.Determined not to dwell on the negative and push forward, Camryn is set to move in with her best friend and plans to start a new job. But after an unexpected night at the hottest club in downtown North Carolina, she makes the ultimate decision to leave the only life she’s ever known, far behind.With a purse, a cell phone and a small bag with a few necessities, Camryn, with absolutely no direction or purpose boards a Greyhound bus alone and sets out to find herself. What she finds is a guy named Andrew Parrish, someone not so very different from her and who harbors his own dark secrets. But Camryn swore never to let down her walls again. And she vowed never to fall in love.But with Andrew, Camryn finds herself doing a lot of things she never thought she’d do. He shows her what it’s really like to live out-of-the-box and to give in to her deepest, darkest desires. On their sporadic road-trip he becomes the center of her exciting and daring new life, pulling love and lust and emotion out of her in ways she never imagined possible. But will Andrew’s dark secret push them inseparably together, or tear them completely apart?(Due to sexual content and language, this book is recommended for 17+ – Adult Contemporary Women’s – New Adult Fiction)
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Edge of Eternity: Book Three of the Century Trilogy

Ken Follett’s extraordinary historical epic, the Century Trilogy, reaches its sweeping, passionate conclusion.In Fall of Giants and Winter of the World, Ken Follett followed the fortunes of five international families—American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh—as they made their way through the twentieth century. Now they come to one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the 1960s through the 1980s, from civil rights, assassinations, mass political movements, and Vietnam to the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution—and rock and roll.East German teacher Rebecca Hoffmann discovers she’s been spied on by the Stasi for years and commits an impulsive act that will affect her family for the rest of their lives. . . . George Jakes, the child of a mixed-race couple, bypasses a corporate law career to join Robert F. Kennedy’s Justice Department and finds himself in the middle of not only the seminal events of the civil rights battle but a much more personal battle of his own. . . . Cameron Dewar, the grandson of a senator, jumps at the chance to do some official and unofficial espionage for a cause he believes in, only to discover that the world is a much more dangerous place than he’d imagined. . . . Dimka Dvorkin, a young aide to Nikita Khrushchev, becomes an agent both for good and for ill as the United States and the Soviet Union race to the brink of nuclear war, while his twin sister, Tanya, carves out a role that will take her from Moscow to Cuba to Prague to Warsaw—and into history.Look out for Ken’s newest book, A Column of Fire, available now.

Echo Park

In 1995, Marie Gesto disappeared after walking out of a supermarket in Hollywood. Harry Bosch worked the case but couldn’t crack it, and the 22-year-old woman never turned up, dead or alive. Now Bosch is in the Open-Unsolved Unit, where he still keeps the Gesto file on his desk, when he gets a call from the DA. A man accused of two heinous killings is willing to come clean about several other murders, including the killing of Marie Gesto. Bosch must now take Raynard Waits’s confession and get close to the man he has sought – and hated – for eleven years. But when Bosch learns that he and his partner missed a clue back in 1995 that could have led them to Gesto’s killer – and that would have stopped nine murders that followed – he begins to crack.
Michael Connelly’s suspenseful new novel pits the detective People magazine calls “one of the most complex crime fighters around” against one of the most sadistic killers he has ever confronted. It confirms that Michael Connelly “is the best writer of suspense fiction working today” (Richmond Times-Dispatch).

An Echo in the Bone

An Echo in the Bone (Outlander Series #7) by Diana Gabaldon
Diana Gabaldon’s immensely popular Outlander saga soars to new heights with this seventh novel, which takes listeners on a breathtaking journey to 1777 America.
Jamie Fraser knows from his time-traveling wife Claire that, no matter how unlikely it seems, America will win the Revolutionary War. But that truth offers little solace, since Jamie realizes he might find himself pointing a weapon directly at his own son-a young officer in the British army. And Jamie isn’t the only one with a tormented soul-for Claire may know who wins the conflict, but she certainly doesn’t know whether or not her beloved Jamie survives.
Epic in scope and featuring a colorful cast that includes many legendary figures-including hero-turned-traitor Benedict Arnold and bawdy statesman Benjamin Franklin-An Echo in the Bone is a thrill from start to finish.

Eaters of the Dead

SUMMARY: The year is A.D. 922. A refined Arab courtier, representative of the powerful Caliph of Baghdad, encounters a party of Viking warriors who are journeying to the barbaric North. He is appalled by their Viking customs—the wanton sexuality of their pale, angular women, their disregard for cleanliness . . . their cold-blooded human sacrifices. But it is not until they reach the depths of the Northland that the courtier learns the horrifying and inescapable truth: He has been enlisted by these savage, inscrutable warriors to help combat a terror that plagues them—a monstrosity that emerges under cover of night to slaughter the Vikings and devour their flesh . . .

Eat, pray, love: one woman’s search for everything across Italy, India and Indonesia

EDITORIAL REVIEW: **A celebrated writer’s irresistible, candid, and eloquent account of her pursuit of worldly pleasure, spiritual devotion, and what she really wanted out of life** Around the time Elizabeth Gilbert turned thirty, she went through an early-onslaught midlife crisis. She had everything an educated, ambitious American woman was supposed to want—a husband, a house, a successful career. But instead of feeling happy and fulfilled, she was consumed with panic, grief, and confusion. She went through a divorce, a crushing depression, another failed love, and the eradication of everything she ever thought she was supposed to be. To recover from all this, Gilbert took a radical step. In order to give herself the time and space to find out who she really was and what she really wanted, she got rid of her belongings, quit her job, and undertook a yearlong journey around the world—all alone. *Eat, Pray, Love* is the absorbing chronicle of that year. Her aim was to visit three places where she could examine one aspect of her own nature set against the backdrop of a culture that has traditionally done that one thing very well. In Rome, she studied the art of pleasure, learning to speak Italian and gaining the twenty-three happiest pounds of her life. India was for the art of devotion, and with the help of a native guru and a surprisingly wise cowboy from Texas, she embarked on four uninterrupted months of spiritual exploration. In Bali, she studied the art of balance between worldly enjoyment and divine transcendence. She became the pupil of an elderly medicine man and also fell in love the best way—unexpectedly. An intensely articulate and moving memoir of self-discovery, *Eat, Pray, Love* is about what can happen when you claim responsibility for your own contentment and stop trying to live in imitation of society’s ideals. It is certain to touch anyone who has ever woken up to the unrelenting need for change.

The Easy Way to Write Horror That Sells

Whatever your area of preference: short stories, novels, film and/or TV, there is an ever hungry need for thrillers and dramas using supernatural themes and settings. In short, horror fiction.
All you have to do is to understand the conventions associated with this most prestigious of genres.
Now, don’t go thinking in cliches. Horror is not just Stephen King and Slasher movies!
Horror and Dark Fantasy fiction also encompasses the likes of Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, the Matrix series, and TV shows like Buffy, Charmed, Fringe, Bates Motel and The Walking Dead.
Of course there are the classics to aspire to: Edgar Allen Poe, Lovecraft, MR James, and more modern writers like Peter Straub, Clive Barker, Graham Masterton, James Herbert. Stephen King describes Thomas Harris (Silence of the Lambs), James Patterson and Patricia Cornwell as closet horror writers too!
All of the above writers know – and have profited – from the notion that scaring the pants off your reader not only makes you successful, it keeps readers coming back for more!
Good horror is sophisticated. More and more writers, like Joe Hill and Jack Ketchum, are winding up in the literary section of your local bookshop or library. No longer is horror marginalized. It’s increasingly seen as respectable and justifiably good writing.
So, believe me, it’s more than possible to make a very good living from writing horror and dark fantasy!
Do you want success as a horror writer? And get to grips with a genre that will benefit all of your writing.
Here’s what the book covers:
* How to build suspense
* How to create believable characters
* How to come up with original and compelling ideas
* How to create convincing monsters and psychological enemies
* How to sustain a series of stories / books / movies
* And much more!
Part One: A thorough analysis of the horror genre from its origins to its place in the modern world. We will examine the various forms of storytelling in the past and in the present, identifying the roots of the genre and how certain functional characteristics have been carried over into the modern diversity of horror / suspense / mystery / thriller and crime genres.
Part Two: Creating our own stories. We establish the parameters and the requirements of character, the horror conventions and ways to stretch the envelope. The emphasis is on creating strong durable protagonists with believable agendas at credible odds with the antagonist / monster / psychological threat.
Part Three: The importance of setting, environment and the psychological landscape. We discuss the various ways in which authors use setting as ‘the third character’ – and how to create our own living, breathing locations. We also examine mood, tone and factors like theme, purpose and the overall feel of your supernatural stories in this context.
Part Four: Plotting. How to take a rough story idea from inspiration to a full blown template for a novel. The importance of planning and organization. How to easily construct plots using the various forms of writing software available and other tried and true methods – card file systems, cut and paste etc. We also study pace, building suspense, tension and examine the fear factor.
Part Five: The writing. How to sustain motivation and enthusiasm for your writing project and ensure it is written until it’s finished. Procrastination, time and self-doubt are the writer’s natural enemies. We deal with these issues head on – and head them off! We study time management and self-support systems in detail to help us get past any slumps, writers blocks or personal health issues.

Easy Riders Raging Bulls

In 1969, a low-budget biker movie, Easy Rider, shocked Hollywood with its stunning success. An unabashed celebration of sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll (onscreen and off), Easy Rider heralded a heady decade in which a rebellious wave of talented young filmmakers invigorated the movie industry. In Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, Peter Biskind takes us on the wild ride that was Hollywood in the ’70s, an era that produced such modern classics as The Godfather, Chinatown, Shampoo, Nashville, Taxi Driver, and Jaws.

Easy Riders, Raging Bulls vividly chronicles the exuberance and excess of the times: the startling success of Easy Rider and the equally alarming circumstances under which it was made, with drugs, booze, and violent rivalry between costars Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda dominating the set; how a small production company named BBS became the guiding spirit of the youth rebellion in Hollywood and how, along the way, some of its executives helped smuggle Huey Newton out of the country; how director Hal Ashby was busted for drugs and thrown in jail in Toronto; why Martin Scorsese attended the Academy Awards with an FBI escort when Taxi Driver was nominated; how George Lucas, gripped by anxiety, compulsively cut off his own hair while writing Star Wars, how a modest house on Nicholas Beach occupied by actresses Margot Kidder and Jennifer Salt became the unofficial headquarters for the New Hollywood; how Billy Friedkin tried to humiliate Paramount boss Barry Diller; and how screenwriter/director Paul Schrader played Russian roulette in his hot tub. It was a time when an ”anything goes” experimentation prevailed both on the screen and off.

After the success of Easy Rider, young film-school graduates suddenly found themselves in demand, and directors such as Francis Coppola, Peter Bogdanovich, George Lucas, and Martin Scorsese became powerful figures. Even the new generation of film stars — Nicholson, De Niro, Hoffman, Pacino, and Dunaway — seemed a breed apart from the traditional Hollywood actors. Ironically, the renaissance would come to an end with Jaws and Star Wars, hugely successful films that would create a blockbuster mentality and crush innovation.

Based on hundreds of interviews with the directors themselves, producers, stars, agents, writers, studio executives, spouses, and ex-spouses, this is the full, candid story of Hollywood’s last golden age. Never before have so many celebrities talked so frankly about one another and about the drugs, sex, and money that made so many of them crash and burn.

By turns hilarious and shocking, Easy Riders, Raging Bulls is the ultimate behind-the-scenes account of Hollywood at work and play.

**Recensie(s)**

Dennis Drabelle The Washington Post Book World Biskind’s devourable book is that rarity, a Hollywood expose that you can read mouth agape, slurping up scandal and titillation so fast you’re in danger of choking — without feeling ashamed of yourself.
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Eastern Gods

**He’s an anti-social prince, unfortunate enough to capture a spy.**
**She’s the last known scholar of a fabled land.**
**Only together can they stop a magical war that will rip their world apart.**
*Eastern Gods* is the first book in a new epic romance fantasy series. If you like complex worlds, a will they, won’t they romance and magical destiny’s, then you’ll love this a new epic romance fantasy series
When he catches a spy in his kingdom, Haldirian is sent to the only reliable scholar of the East in Elindor. As the first female heir in history, and carrying a warrior’s swagger, Aláenor isn’t what Haldirian has learned to expect from bookish scholars.
Elindor turned their back on magic hundreds of years ago, and they will have no way to stand against it if the mysterious magician and Emperor of the East decides to make war.
Together, Aláenor and Haldirian will journey to the other side of the world to learn the truth, but nothing is as it seems, and the East will reveal secrets to Aláenor that will shatter her world.
With allies betraying her at every turn, and magic awakening in her veins, Aláenor will be torn between saving those she loves and allying herself with her greatest enemy…
*The Western Wars Series: *
*1. Eastern Gods*
*2. The Golden Queen*
Now available

Eastern Europe

Discover Eastern Europe
Make like ‘King’ Wenceslas and look out from Prague Castle then ponder your own metamorphasis at the Franz Kafka Museum.
Go gently on the world’s longest-and slowest-trolleybus route from Simferopol to Yalta.
Get naked, hot, sweaty, and whipped with birch twigs with the locals in a Moscow “banya.”
Plunge into startlingly clear seas from Albena to Zadar.
In This Guide:
Thirteen authors, over 38 years combined experience living in Eastern Europe, 4732 hours of on-the-road research.
Updated practical information on the entire region and the world’s newest country: Montenegro.