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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

A special new edition in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, with a stunning new cover illustration by Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick. Harry Potter has never been the star of a Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far above the ground. He knows no spells, has never helped to hatch a dragon, and has never worn a cloak of invisibility. All he knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley – a great big swollen spoiled bully. Harry’s room is a tiny closet at the foot of the stairs, and he hasn’t had a birthday party in eleven years. But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to an incredible place that Harry – and anyone who reads about him – will find unforgettable. For it’s there that he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic in everything from classes to meals, but a great destiny that’s been waiting for him… if Harry can survive the encounter. This gorgeous new edition in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone features a newly designed cover illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick, as well as the beloved original interior decorations by Mary GrandPré.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it’s the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort, is on the run – and they say he is coming after Harry. In his first ever Divination class, Professor Trelawney sees an omen of death in Harry’s tea leaves.. But perhaps most terrifying of all are the Dementors patrolling the school grounds, with their soul-sucking kiss.
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Als de Collectebus door de duisternis raast en piepend voor zijn neus stopt, begint er voor Harry Potter weer een verre van normaal jaar op Zweinstein. Sirius Zwarts, ontsnapte massamoordenaar en aanhanger van Heer Voldemort, is op de vlucht – en ze zeggen dat hij achter Harry aan zit. Tijdens zijn allereerste Waarzeggerijles ziet Professor Zwamdrift een dodelijk voorteken in Harry’s theeblaadjes.. Maar misschien zijn het allerengst nog wel de Dementors, die het schoolterrein bewaken, met hun ziel-uitzuigende zoenen.
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I’ve yet to meet a ten-year-old who hasn’t been entranced by its witty, complex plot and the character of the eponymous * Independent * Spellbinding, enchanting, bewitching stuff * Mirror * Teachers say a chapter can silence the most rowdy of classes * Guardian * One of the greatest literary adventures of modern times * Sunday Telegraph * The Harry Potter stories will join that small group of children’s books which are read and reread into adulthood * TLS *
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter Series #5) by J. K. Rowling, Brian Selznick, Mary GrandPré
**A special new edition in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of *Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone*, with a stunning new cover illustration by Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick.** There is a door at the end of a silent corridor. And it’s haunting Harry Potter’s dreams. Why else would he be waking in the middle of the night, screaming in terror? It’s not just the upcoming O.W.L. exams; a new teacher with a personality like poisoned honey; a venomous, disgruntled house-elf; or even the growing threat of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. Now Harry Potter is faced with the unreliability of the very government of the magical world and the impotence of the authorities at Hogwarts. Despite this (or perhaps because of it), he finds depth and strength in his friends, beyond what even he knew; boundless loyalty; and unbearable sacrifice. This gorgeous new edition in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of *Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone* features a newly designed cover illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick, as well as the beloved original interior decorations by Mary GrandPré.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

EDITORIAL REVIEW: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. As Harry faces his upcoming fifth year at Hogwarts Academy, there are increasing rumors of dark times coming and of Lord Voldemort’s return to power, and a secret anti-Voldemort society, The Order of the Phoenix, begins meeting again.

Harry Potter and the Goblet Of Fire

SUMMARY: Fourteen-year-old Harry Potter joins the Weasleys at the Quidditch World Cup, then enters his fourth year at Hogwarts Academy where he is mysteriously entered in an unusual contest that challenges his wizarding skills, friendships and character, amid signs that an old enemy is growing stronger.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

SUMMARY: Burdened with the dark, dangerous, and seemingly impossible task of locating and destroying Voldemort’s remaining Horcruxes, Harry, feeling alone and uncertain about his future, struggles to find the inner strength he needs to follow the path set out before him.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

SUMMARY: Young wizard Harry Potter finds himself back at the miserable Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He doesn’t realize the difficulty of the task that awaits him. Harry must pull out all the stops in order to find his missing friend. No Canadian Rights for the Harry Potter Series HARRY POTTER and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and (c) Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter publishing rights (c) J. K. Rowling. (s05)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he’s packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike
And strike it does. For in Harry’s second year at Hogwarts, fresh torments and horrors arise, including an outrageously stuck-up new professor, Gilderoy Lockhart, a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girls’ bathroom, and the unwanted attentions of Ron Weasley’s younger sister, Ginny.
But each of these seem minor annoyances when the real trouble begins, and someone — or something — starts turning Hogwarts students to stone. Could it be Draco Malfoy, a more poisonous rival than ever? Could it possibly be Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally told? Or could it be the one everyone at Hogwarts most suspects . . . Harry Potter himself?
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Harpy Thyme

The new Xanth novel by the bestselling author of the “Incantations of Immortality” series. In this classic Xanth adventure, a young Harpy girl challenges the Good Magician Humfrey to answer her question and launch her on a quest to find true love. “Fans of the author’s trademark humor will relish the latest jaunt through the wacky world of Xanth; new readers will enjoy the fun”.– Publisher’s Weekly.

The Harmonic Origins of the World

A profound exploration of the simple numerical ratios that underlie our solar system, its musical harmony, and our earliest religious beliefs
• Reveals how the orbits of Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus relate to the Moon and the inner planets as an octave with musical scales
• Explores how this harmonic planetary knowledge was encoded within ancient monuments and temples then spread within oral traditions
• Explains how the solar system functions as a musical instrument and how this led to the rise of intelligent life, civilization, and culture on our planet
As modern humans first walked the Earth roughly 70,000 years ago, the Moon’s orbit came into harmonic resonance with the outer planets of Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus. The common denominators underlying these harmonic relationships are the earliest prime numbers of the Fibonacci series–two, three, and five–the same numbers that interact to give us the harmonic relationships of music.
Exploring the simple mathematical relationships that underlie the cycles of the solar system and the music of Earth, Richard Heath reveals how Neolithic astronomers discovered these ratios using megalithic monuments like Stonehenge and the Carnac stones, discoveries that informed later myths and stories including the Epic of Gilgamesh, the Resurrection of Osiris, the Rg Veda, the Hebrew Bible, Homer’s epic tales, and the Return of Quetzalcoatl. He explains how this harmonic planetary knowledge formed the basis of the earliest religious systems, in which planets were seen as gods, and shows how they spread through Sumer, Egypt, and India into Babylon, Judea, Mexico, and archaic Greece. He exposes how the secret knowledge encoded within the Bible’s god YHWH was lost as Greek logic and reason steadily weakened mythological beliefs.
Revealing the mysteries of the octave and of our musical scales, Heath shows how the orbits of the outer and inner planets gave a structure to time, which our Moon’s orbit could then turn into a harmonic matrix. He explains how planetary time came to function as a finely tuned musical instrument, leading to the rise of intelligent life on our planet. He demonstrates how this harmonic science of numbers can be read in the secret symbolism and sacred geometry of ancient cities such as Teotihuacan and in temples such as the Parthenon, connecting the higher worlds of planetary time and harmonics with the spiritual and physical life on Earth.
Recasting our understanding of the solar system, Heath seeks to reawaken humanity’s understanding of how sacred numbers structure reality, offering an opportunity to recover this lost harmonic doctrine and reclaim our intended role in the outer life of our planet.
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We have long known, thanks to Ernest McClain, that the ancients were obsessed with harmonic numbers and that the Bible encodes these from beginning to end. Now new evidence appears, as these numbers correlate with the planetary periods, and their discovery is pushed far back into the prehistoric era. Richard Heath’s work, based not on speculation but on objective data, challenges all accepted notions of cultural evolution and religious origins. * JOSCELYN GODWIN, author of Harmonies of Heaven and Earth * In this book the author reveals himself as the natural successor to Ernest McClain. As McClain before him, Heath has realized the extent to which the natural harmony of music binds into one the within’ and without’ of man’s world. He introduces us first to the observable recurrence of numbers underlying ancient astronomical sightings and then skilfully reveals the connection with the harmonic numbers of the sexagesimal system discovered by the Sumerians and Babylonians. Underpinning ideas with superb graphics and skilful numerical tables, he shows the ancient scribes, priests and gentlemen of leisure’ in the Aristotelian sense, to be most subtle–in many cases far more so than we who work so hard to understand them. The progression by which he reveals his thesis is impressive. * Pete Dello, singer-songwriter, composer, and musicologist *
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The Harlequin

‘They will play with us, then destroy us… They are what we fear in the dark.’The first warning is unexpected, calculated. The second warning is a gift: a plain white mask, carefully wrapped. But white is good – white means we are only being watched. It seems the power that connects me, Anita Blake, with Jean-Claude Vampire Master of the City and Richard, leader of the werewolves, is attracting very unwelcome attention – from creatures so feared no vampire will willingly speak their name. They are known as the Harlequin, and they have the authority to pass judgement upon me. It is forbidden to speak of the Harlequin unless you’ve been contacted. And to be contacted is to face a sentence of death.

Hardly Working

Dinah Nichols, PR chick for Green World International, knows how to spin a story. She has to, otherwise how else would rescuing loons get the media attention it deserves? But a visit from Higher Management guru Ian Trutch means she’ll have to put some spin on the ”fabulous work” she and the staff have been doing. Sure, her latest hobby of haranguing a cocky colleague is worthwhile, but it isn’t part of GWI’s mission statement or anything. So, how to convince the higher-ups she and the others are working hard for their higher purpose? Hmm. Dating Trutch seemed the obvious move, but now she’s not so sure he is what he says he is, and the office is turned upside down as acts of local ecoterrorism are suddenly on the rise, and Dinah’s famed mother–a bona fide well-known Jacques Cousteau type–makes an unforgettable appearance, putting Dinah’s entire career in jeopardy. Will Dinah navigate her eclectic crew to safety, or will they have to swim for it?

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Hard Wood

The Dirty Bits from Carina Press give you what you want, when you want it. Designed to be read in an hour or two, these sex-filled microromances are guaranteed to pack a punch and deliver a happily-ever-after.A new supersexy insta-love novella from USA TODAY bestselling author Jenika Snow that has a gruff lumberjack yelling T-I-M-B-E-R for the woman he’s been waiting for.The Ash Brothers—they know how to handle their wood.I’m a hard man. A loner. Or so town gossip says. After having my heart sent through the chipper, I’ve kept to myself. I prefer the quiet of the woods to the ramblings of clingy women who think they can tame a wild mountain man.Until Mia. Now she’s all I think about.I should have stayed away. She’s too sweet for a brute like me, but I can’t stop wanting her, picturing her sated in my sheets.Mia knows just what kind of wood I’m working with. She’s the soft to my hard, the sugar to my bitter bark.And I love seeing her walk on the wild side.This book is approximately 15,000 wordsFor those times when size does matter. The Dirty Bits from Carina Press: Quick and dirty, just the way we like it.

A Hard Winter Rain

Sean Andros is tiredtired of hustling, tired of trying to make the rent, tired of running from his past.
But the past can chase you down in a heartbeat. Suddenly Seans living a nightmare again and casualties are stacking up around him. The only person he can trust is Harry, a man twice his age and the closest thing to a friend Sean has ever known. Harry Connors has loved Sean since their first night together, and now, with danger hard at their heels, Harry will do anything to protect the tough, strangely vulnerable young man who begs him for help.
Harry had better be serious about offering protection, though, because the demons threatening Seans life are no joke. Only a hard winter rain will wash away the evil that drove Sean Andros to the streets, and Sean and Harry are going to have to be strong if they plan on sticking around for the sun.
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The Hard Way: (Jack Reacher 10)

**Featuring Jack Reacher, hero of the blockbuster movie starring Tom Cruise, as he comes to the UK.**
**Jack Reacher is alone, the way he likes it.**
He watches a man cross a New York street and drive away in a Mercedes. The car contains $1 million of ransom money. Reacher’s job is to make sure it all turns out right – money paid, family safely returned.
But Reacher is in the middle of a nasty little war where nothing is simple.
What started on a busy New York street explodes three thousand miles away, in the sleepy English countryside.
**Reacher’s going to have to do this one the hard way.**
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