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Shadowland

First setting: an all-male prep school in Arizona, where two sensitive freshmen form a bond based on their interest in magic tricks. Second setting: the labyrinthine house of a weird magician uncle in New England, where the two boys spend a memorable summer being trained in the art of illusion. Or is it real magic? Third setting: an alternate world where dark forces are at play—forces that first show up at the school, but intensify their power throughout the summer.
Only one of them will make it through
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The Shadow-Line: A Confession

The Shadow-Line: A Confession by Joseph Conrad
A young and inexperienced sea captain finds that his first command leaves him with a ship stranded in tropical seas and a crew smitten with fever. As he wrestles with his conscience and with the increasing sense of isolation that he experiences, the captain crosses the ‘shadow-line’ between youth and adulthood. In many ways an autobiographical narrative, Conrad’s novella was written at the start of the Great War when his son Borys was at the Western Front, and can be seen as an attempt to open humanity’s eyes to the qualities needed to face evil and destruction.
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Shadow Witch: Horror of the Dark Forest

GAME OF THRONES MEETS THE BLAIR WITCH!
Thom Meeks lives with his family in Droman Meadows under the protection of the Kingdom of Mylan. An unusually long winter creates anxiety in the village and some believe it to be the return of an ominous force known as the Shadow. When a pack of dread wolves lays ruin to Droman Meadows, Thom escapes with his wife and four daughters. They set out on the Mylan Road in hopes of finding refuge in the capital, but dark forces emerging from the primeval forest will challenge them for their eternal souls.
An epic horror fantasy novel from J. Thorn and Dan Padavona.

The Shadow Weave

Clio might be a nymph living in exile among humans. And she might possess the rare ability to mimic any magic she sees. And she might have just seriously ticked off the most powerful family of spell weavers in the Underworld.
But she is *not* in love with an incubus.
Lyre is the rebellious black sheep of said weaver family, and he’s the only reason she survived her recent Underworld “vacation.” He’s also the sexiest thing she’s ever seen. Together, they have to track down a catastrophically dangerous magic–a magic he created, she sort of stole, and they both lost–before his family gets their hands on it. And that means fighting alongside him in a desperate attempt to avert complete disaster.
But she is *definitely* not in love with him. At least, she’s pretty sure she’s not.
Mostly sure.Maybe sure?…Crap.

**Steel & Stone Universe Books:**
**SPELL WEAVER TRILOGY**
The Night Realm (#1)
The Shadow Weave (#2)
The Blood Curse (#3)
**STEEL & STONE SERIES**
Chase the Dark (#1)
Bind the Soul (#2)
Yield the Night (#3)
Feed the Flames (#3.5)
Reap the Shadows (#4)
Unleash the Storm (#5)
Steel & Stone (#6)

Shadow Watch

When near disaster before the latest space shuttle launch provides the first evidence of a global terrorist plan to bring the USA to its knees, plans to counter the threat race into gear. With intricate plotting, exceptional authenticity and knife-edge suspense, Shadow Watch provides all the thrills Clancy fans have come to expect.

Shadow Warriors

An unconventional war requires unconventional men-the Special Forces.

**Green Berets • Navy SEALS • Rangers •
Air Force Special Operations • PsyOps • Civil Affairs •
and other special-mission units**

The first two Commanders books, Every Man a Tiger and Into the Storm, provided masterly blends of history, biography, you-are-there narrative, insight into the practice of leadership, and plain old-fashioned storytelling. Shadow Warriors is all of that and more, a book of uncommon timeliness, for, in the words of Lieutenant General Bill Yarborough, “there are itches that only Special Forces can scratch.”

Now, Carl Stiner-the second commander of SOCOM, the U.S. Special Operations Command-and Tom Clancy trace the transformation of the Special Forces from the small core of outsiders of the 1950s, through the cauldron of Vietnam, to the rebirth of the SF in the late 1980s and 1990s, and on into the new century as the bearer of the largest, most mixed, and most complex set of missions in the U.S. military.

These are the first-hand accounts of soldiers fighting outside the lines: counterterrorism, raids, hostage rescues, reconnaissance, counterinsurgency, and psychological operations-from Vietnam and Laos to Lebanon to Panama, to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Iraq, to the new wars of today…

(source: Bol.com)

Shadow War

**The national bestselling author of *Reign of Shadows* continues her “masterful” Ruby Throne Trilogy with a novel of epic dark fantasy (*Extrapolation*).**

For nine centuries the Emperor Kostimon has sat upon the Ruby Throne. The dark lord Beloth is responsible for his eternal existence. And what the shadow god has bestowed, he can easily take away . . .

As the aging Kostimon awaits the crowning of his empress, Elandra Albain, forces of evil conspire to destroy the kingdom of Imperia. Whispers of treason come from those closest to the emperor—including his own son.

Pure of spirit, Elandra remains untouched by the shadow god—but she senses his return. With darkness descending, Elandra finds her destiny joined with another’s.

Possessing the magic of a healer and a warrior’s might, Caelan E’non has risen from lowly slave to champion gladiator. And when the dark lord and his minions overtake the castle, he will find Elandra’s life—and the future of the empire—in his hands.

“Chester is a world class fantasist.”—*The Best Reviews*

Shadow Scars: Rogue Wolf Book One

Shadow Scars: Rogue Wolf Book One by Zoe Perdita
Conner, a rogue wolf and murder detective, isn’t looking for a lover when he moves to Haven City. He wants to solve crimes and keep to himself – unable to trust anyone since his pack betrayed him six years before.
But Seth Alwen, his new partner, is different. He excites the wolf’s animal instincts – waking up the passion Conner buried long ago. Seth’s not only beautiful and alluring; he’s also haunted by the death of his former partner. And despite his better judgment, Conner aches to relieve the man of his guilt.
Seth’s a seer, but ever since his old partner died his powers have been on the fritz.
Enter Conner Sharp, Seth’s sexy and mysterious new partner. While the dark-haired stranger ignites Seth’s desire, he also awakens the seer’s power with every touch. Seth sees their future together – a future rich with lust and danger – but is it a future the enigmatic Conner wants?
As the two men solve a series of murders, their sizzling attraction overflows into the bedroom. Is the overwhelming passion just a fling or is it forever?

Shadow Puppets

Shadow Puppets (Ender’s Shadow Series #3) by Orson Scott Card
**A Sequel to *The New York Times* Bestselling *Ender’s Shadow***
Bestselling author Orson Scott Card brings to life a new chapter in the saga of Ender’s Earth and The Shadow Series.
Earth and its society has been changed irrevocably in the aftermath of Ender Wiggin’s victory over the Formics—the unity enforced upon the warring nations by an alien enemy has shattered. Nations are rising again, seeking territory and influence, and most of all, seeking to control the skills and loyalty of the children from the Battle School.
But one person has a better idea. Peter Wiggin, Ender’s older, more ruthless, brother, sees that any hope for the future of Earth lies in restoring a sense of unity and purpose. And he has an irresistible call on the loyalty of Earth’s young warriors. With Bean at his side, the two will reshape our future.
*Shadow Puppets* is the continuing story of Bean and Petra, and the rest of Ender’s Dragon Army, as they take their places in the new government of Earth.

The Shadow of the Wind

Ruiz Zafon’s novel, a bestseller in his native Spain, takes the satanic touches from Angel Heart and stirs them into a bookish intrigue la Foucault’s Pendulum. The time is the 1950s; the place, Barcelona. Daniel Sempere, the son of a widowed bookstore owner, is 10 when he discovers a novel, The Shadow of the Wind, by Juli n Carax. The novel is rare, the author obscure, and rumors tell of a horribly disfigured man who has been burning every copy he can find of Carax’s novels. The man calls himself Lain Coubert-the name of the devil in one of Carax’s novels. As he grows up, Daniel’s fascination with the mysterious Carax links him to a blind femme fatale with a “porcelain gaze,” Clara Barcelo; another fan, a leftist jack-of-all-trades, Fermin Romero de Torres; his best friend’s sister, the delectable Beatriz Aguilar; and, as he begins investigating the life and death of Carax, a cast of characters with secrets to hide. Officially, Carax’s dead body was dumped in an alley in 1936. But discrepancies in this story surface. Meanwhile, Daniel and Fermin are being harried by a sadistic policeman, Carax’s childhood friend. As Daniel’s quest continues, frightening parallels between his own life and Carax’s begin to emerge. Ruiz Zafon strives for a literary tone, and no scene goes by without its complement of florid, cute and inexact similes and metaphors (snow is “God’s dandruff”; servants obey orders with “the efficiency and submissiveness of a body of well-trained insects”). Yet the colorful cast of characters, the gothic turns and the straining for effect only give the book the feel of para-literature or the Hollywood version of a great 19th-century novel. (Apr. 12) Forecast: Appealing packaging (a weathered, antique-look jacket), prepublication bookseller events and an eight-city author tour should give this an early boost, though momentum may flag down the stretch.
**Recensie(s)**

A real page-turner of a mystery that will have you hooked from beginning to end * SPAINSH MAGAZINE * the main character’s deep love for books and their respective, secret libraries — CECELIA AHERN * IRISH TIMES * a great thriller — CECELIA AHERN * MARIE CLAIRE * A page turning exploration of obsession in literature and love * SUNDAY EXPRESS * I couldn’t put it down but didn’t want to rush is as every sentence is beautifully crafted and every character unique. — SANTA MONTEFIORE * EVENING STANDARD * a magical tale of romance — CECELIA AHERN * SUNDAY EXPRESS * The best book I’ve ever read — AMANDA LAMB * WOMAN AND HOME * one of the most engaging, funny, moving, lyrical books * IRISH EXAMINER * This bewitching novel has all the hallmarks of a classic Holy Grail story complete with mystery, mayhem, romance and labyrinthine plotting. What elevates it above all others in the genre is its emotional energy, making it a richly rewarding read. * DAILY MAIL * a wonderful portrait of Barcelona – not the sunny, culture rich and fun loving city break destination that most visitors know – but a shadowy, at times dark and atmospheric picture of the city centre streets in the years following the Spanish Civil War. * LIVING SPAIN * It was only The Da Vinci Code that stopped The Shadow of the Wind from hogging the top of the bestseller charts last year… an astounding critical success. There’s an intricate plot, a gothic atmosphere and an elusive quest, as well as murders, intrigue and star-crossed lovers. * THE GUARDIAN * This week’s book barely needs an introduction. Almost every book group I know about had read The Shadow of the Wind… the book is about a boy who becomes obsessed with an author. It is set in Barcelona during a bloody time in Spain’s history and there is, as you would expect from a bestseller, plenty of death, murder, love and heroism. * THE TIMES BOOK CLUB * crowd-pleaser in the mode of The Da Vinci Code… Intertwining playful detective caper, compelling political thriller and sweeping historical romance, the narrative coils back beyond the savagery of the civil war to the world of the tainted Spanish aristocracy, before slowly unravelling the dark secrets born of Franco’s tyranny. Zafon’s novel… leave the reader with a palpable sense of enchantment. * SUNDAY TIMES * A sensation across Europe… a page-turning mystery…. a coming of age tale…. And it’s a hymn of praise to all the joys of reading, stylishly caught in Lucia Graves’s entrancing translation. — Boyd Tonkin * INDEPENDENT * An astounding critical success. There’s an intricate plot, a gothic atmosphere and an elusive quest, as well as murders, intrigue and star-crossed lovers * Guardian * A page-turning exploration of obsession in literature and love * Sunday Express * A deeply satisfying, rich, full read * Sunday Telegraph * This gripping novel has the feel of a gothic ghost story complete with crumbling, ivy-covered mansions, gargoyles and dank prison cells…this is just the sort of literary mystery that would have found favour with Wilkie Collins * Daily Mail * Diabolically good * Elle * Irresistibly readable…Walk down any street in Zafon’s Barcelona and you’ll glimpse the shades of the past and the secrets of the present * Guardian * A book lover’s dream * The Times * One of those rare novels that combine brilliant plotting with sublime writing * Sunday Times * A magical tale — Cecilia Ahern A hymn of praise to all the joys of reading * Independent * Part gothic mystery, past ribald comedy, part political thriller, part Borgesian parable, and all marvellous * Sunday Times *
(source: Bol.com)

The Shadow of the Torturer

Severian is a torturer, born to the guild and with an exceptionally promising career ahead of him . . . until he falls in love with one of his victims, a beautiful young noblewoman. Her excruciations are delayed for some months and, out of love, Severian helps her commit suicide and escape her fate. For a torturer, there is no more unforgivable act. In punishment he is exiled from the guild and his home city to the distant metropolis of Thrax with little more than Terminus Est, a fabled sword, to his name. Along the way he has to learn to survive in a wider world without the guild – a world in which he has already made both allies and enemies. And a strange gem is about to fall into his possession, which will only make his enemies pursue him with ever-more determination . . .

Shadow of the Knife

Militia rookie Ellen Mittal is well aware that the world cannot be reduced to simple questions of black and white, but she has no idea of just how complex and dangerous her life is about to become. The most vicious gang in the Homelands, led by the infamous Butcher, is extending its operations to Roadsend. By her oath as a member of the Militia, Ellen is sworn to uphold the rule of law, no matter what the cost to herself. But as the body count starts to rise, Ellen finds her task made all the harder by a wall of silence from ordinary citizens, a commanding officer with her head in the sand, and the attentions of an attractive young farmer who is probably not who she claims to be.
Ellen must work out who to trust, because if she gets it wrong she might easily lose her heart, or her life.

Shadow of the Hegemon

Shadow of the Hegemon (Ender’s Shadow Series #2) by Orson Scott Card
The War is over, won by Ender Wiggin and his team of brilliant child-warriors. The enemy is destroyed, the human race is saved. Ender himself refuses to return to the planet, but his crew has gone home to their families, scattered across the globe. The battle school is no more.
But with the external threat gone, the Earth has become a battlefield once more. The children of the Battle School are more than heroes; they are potential weapons that can bring power to the countries that control them. One by one, all of Ender’s Dragon Army are kidnapped. Only Bean escapes; and he turns for help to Ender’s brother Peter.
Peter Wiggin, Ender’s older brother, has already been manipulating the politics of Earth from behind the scenes. With Bean’s help, he will eventually rule the world.
*Shadow of the Hegemon *is the second novel in Orson Scott Card’s Shadow Series.

Shadow of the Giant

Bean, Ender Wiggins’ former right-hand man, has shed his reputation as the smallest student at Battle School. He has completed his military service for the Hegemon, acting as strategist and general in the terrible wars that followed Ender’s defeat of the alien empire that attacked Earth.
Now he and his wife, Petra, yearn for a safe place to build a family – something he has never known. Yet no such place exists on Earth, a world riddled with Bean’s enemies from the past. Once again he must follow in Ender’s footsteps and look to the stars.
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Shadow of a Dark Queen

Feist, author of the Riftwar Saga, embarks on a new series, returning to the magical twin worlds of Kelewan and Midkemia to begin the story of the Serpent War Saga. Two unlikely heroes are destined to oppose the malign forces that threaten their lives and the survival of their world. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Shadow Men

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Shadow Men (Max Freeman Series #3) by Jonathon King
A gripping new chapter in the Max Freeman series, from the critically acclaimed, Edgar Award–winning author of *The Blue Edge of Midnight*.
It begins with an 80-year-old mystery. Three men—a father and his two sons—vanished while working as laborers on a dangerous project to build the first road through the Florida Everglades. Now, years later, a series of letters are unexpectedly discovered by a descendant of these men. Driven by the need to know what happened to these lost members of his family, he starts asking questions—and is quickly stonewalled. With nowhere else to turn, he enlists the help of former Philadelphia police officer Max Freeman.
Living in his isolated shack in the Glades, Max starts his longshot investigation into the fate of the men. A newly minted private investigator working with his friend and attorney, Billy Manchester, Max is surprised to meet resistance immediately at every turn. The search for the truth quickly turns violent—and Max finds he has more to worry about than just 80-year-old ghosts. For there are powerful interests that want to make sure that the shadows of the past remain undisturbed—including some who will kill to make sure that they do.
Combining powerful storytelling and rich characters, *Shadow Men* establishes Jonathon King as a new master of modern crime fiction.
Author Biography: Jonathon King’s crime fiction debut, *The Blue Edge of Midnight*, won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, has been nominated for the Anthony Award, and was a *Los Angeles Times* bestseller. A journalist for more than twenty years, he has covered crime and criminal courts and is now an award-winning feature writer for the *South Florida Sun-Sentinel*.