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Ramses The Damned

**From the iconic and bestselling author of *The Mummy* and The Vampire Chronicles, a mesmerizing, glamorous new tale of ancient feuds and modern passions.
** Ramses the Great, former pharaoh of Egypt, is reawakened by the elixir of life in Edwardian England. Now immortal with his bride-to-be, he is swept up in a fierce and deadly battle of wills and psyches against the once-great Queen Cleopatra. Ramses has reawakened Cleopatra with the same perilous elixir whose unworldly force brings the dead back to life. But as these ancient rulers defy one another in their quest to understand the powers of the strange elixir, they are haunted by a mysterious presence even older and more powerful than they, a figure drawn forth from the mists of history who possesses spectacular magical potions and tonics eight millennia old. This is a figure who ruled over an ancient kingdom stretching from the once-fertile earth of the Sahara to the far corners of the world, a queen with a supreme knowledge of the deepest origins of the elixir of life. She may be the only one who can make known to Ramses and Cleopatra the key to their immortality—and the secrets of the miraculous, unknowable, endless expanse of the universe.
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Rama Revealed

On its mysterious voyage through interstellar space, a massive alien starship carries its human passengers to the end of a generations-long odyssey.
But the great experiment designed by the Ramans has failed, and Rama III has become a battleground. Fleeing a tyrant, a band of humans ventures into the nether regions of the ship, where they encounter an emerald-doomed lair ruled by the fabulously advanced octospiders.
As the octospiders lure the humans deeper into their domain, the humans must decide whether the creatures are their allies of enemies. All the while, Rama III continues its in-explorable journey towards the node, where the climax of their voyage awaits the stunning revelation of the true identity of the beings behind this glittering trek across the cosmos.
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Ralestone Luck

**Three siblings search for a mystical sword and unearth family secrets in this adventure novel.**

Returning to “Pirate’s Haven,” their ancestral home in the Louisiana bayou country near New Orleans, is something of an adventure for Ricky Ralestone and her two brothers, Rupert and Val. None of them had ever laid eyes upon the great old house, which was built by their pirate kin during the eighteenth century and was witness to so much romance and excitement through the years.

Upon arrival, the Ralestones realize there is more in store than they bargained for. They discover secret rooms in the old house; an imposter attempts to gain possession of their property; a mysterious swamp boy comes into their lives; Ricky and Val are almost buried alive in an underground passage; and eventually, a series of thrilling events bring back the “Luck” and fortune of the Ralestones.

*Ralestone Luck* is a story of present-day adventure and mystery, of modern young people, of action and sophisticated dialogue, which will delight all readers.

*This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.*

Raise the Titanic!

SUMMARY: The President’s secret task force has developed an unprecedented defensive weapon that relies on an extremely rare radioactive element–and Dirk Pitt has followed a twisted trail to a secret cache of the substance. Now, racing against brutal storms, Soviet spies, and a ticking clock, Pitt begins his most thrilling mission–to raise from its watery grave the shipwreck of the century…

Rainbows

Rainbows: Nature and Culture by Daniel MacCannell
The rainbow is a compelling spectacle in nature—a rare, evanescent, and beautiful bridge between subjective experience and objective reality—and no less remarkable as a cultural phenomenon. A symbol of the Left since the German Peasants’ War of the 1520s, it has been adopted by movements for gay rights, the environment, multiculturalism, and peace around the globe, and has inspired poets, artists, and writers including John Keats, Caspar David Friedrich, Edgar Allan Poe, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. In this book, the first of its kind, Daniel MacCannell offers an enlightening and instructive guide to the rainbow’s multicolored relationship with humanity. The scientific “discovery” of the rainbow is a remarkable tale, taking in ancient Greece and Rome, medieval Persia, and Islamic Spain. But even as we’ve studied rainbows, adopted their image, and penned odes to them for millennia, rainbows have also been regarded as ominous or even dangerous in myth and religion. In the twentieth century, the rainbow emerged as kitsch, arcing from the musical film version of *The Wizard of Oz* to 1980s sitcoms and children’s cartoons. Illustrated throughout in prismatic color, MacCannell’s *Rainbows *explores the full spectrum of rainbows’ nature and meaning, offering insight into what rainbows are and how they work, how we arrived at our current scientific understanding of the phenomenon, and how we have portrayed them in everything from myth to the arts, politics, and popular culture.

Rainbow six

Over the course of nine novels, **Tom Clancy**’s “genius for big, compelling plots” and his “natural narrative gift” (*The New York Times Magazine*) have mesmerized hundreds of millions of readers and established him as one of the preeminent storytellers of our time. *Rainbow Six*, however, goes beyond anything he has done before.
At its heart is John Clark, the ex-Navy SEAL of *Without Remorse*, well known from several of Clancy’s novels as a master of secret operational missions. Whether hunting warlords in Japan, druglords in Colombia, or nuclear terrorists in the United States, Clark is efficient and deadly, but even he has ghosts in his past, demons that must be exorcised. And nothing is more demonic than the peril he must face in *Rainbow Six*.
Newly named the head of an international task force dedicated to combating terrorism, Clark is looking forward to getting his teeth into a new mission, but the opportunities start coming thicker and faster than anyone could have expected: an incident at a Swiss bank, the kidnapping of an international trader in Germany, a terrible raid on an amusement park in Spain.
Each episode seems separate, discrete, yet the timing disturbs Clark. Is there a connection? Is he being tested? With the help of his close associates, executive officer Alistair Stanley and strike team leaders Domingo Chavez and Peter Covington, Clark tries to figure out where all this activity is heading, but there is no way to predict the real threat: a group of terrorists like none the world has ever encountered, a band of men and women so extreme that their success could literally mean the end of life on this earth as we know it.

Rage of a Demon King

“A massive, entertaining tale.”
—*Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel*
The Serpentwar rages on! In *Rage of a Demon King*—the spellbinding third installment in Raymond E. Feist’s masterful epic fantasy, The Serpentwar Saga—the imperiled realm of Midkemia confronts its most devastating horror, as a nightmare beyond imagining descends upon the war-torn land determined to devour and destroy. A terrible conflict reaches a breathtaking climax—a world-annihilating conflagration that pits serpent against man and magician against demon. *Rage of a Demon King *is Feist at his best, solidifying his standing along with Terry Goodkind, George R. R. Martin, and Terry Brooks, as the elite creators of epic sword and sorcery fantasy.
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Radio Flyer

A visual history of one of childhood’s most beloved icons—the Little Red Wagon—told through a rich collection of photos and stories that highlight its unique place in American culture.

For generations, the Radio Flyer—the fire engine red wagon with the distinctive white logo emblazoned on its side—has fueled the imaginative adventures of children, transforming them into astronauts on a rocket ship to the moon, racecar drivers in the Indy 500, and pioneers traveling into the badlands of the Wild West. The Radio Flyer is the story of childhood—a story of wondrous journeys often accompanied by someone important: a parent, a sibling, a friend, a pet.

Since 1917, the family-owned business Radio Flyer Inc. has created this cherished wagon, building a legacy of high quality, timeless, and innovative toys that spark children’s imaginations and inspire active play outdoors. With more than 100 million wagons sold—many of them passed down from generation to generation—Radio Flyers have carried, hauled, and fueled more hours of magical escapades than any other children’s ride-on toy in America.

This beautifully designed and illustrated keepsake book pays homage to this cultural touchstone as it celebrates its first centenary and embarks on its second. Packed with 250 exclusive full-color and black-and-white illustrations, stories, and original drawings from the Radio Flyer Inc. archives, Radio Flyer chronicles the history of this popular brand for the first time. Radio Flyer’s story is America’s story—a story of an enterprising Italian immigrant’s dream realized, and a testament to the value and strength of family ties.

Including a host of tender reminiscences from fans across the country, this touching tribute is a special piece of childhood, and the perfect gift for everyone who’s ever loved a Little Red Wagon.

(source: Bol.com)

Rabbit, Run

The first book in his award-winning ‘Rabbit’ series, John Updike’s *Rabbit, Run* contains an afterword by the author in Penguin Modern Classics.
It’s 1959 and Harry ‘Rabbit’ Angstrom, one time high school sports superstar, is going nowhere. At twenty-six he is trapped in a second-rate existence – stuck with a fragile, alcoholic wife, a house full of overflowing ashtrays and discarded glasses, a young son and a futile job. With no way to fix things, he resolves to flee from his family and his home in Pennsylvania, beginning a thousand-mile journey that he hopes will free him from his mediocre life. Because, as he knows only too well, ‘after you’ve been first-rate at something, no matter what, it kind of takes the kick out of being second-rate’.
John Updike (1932-2009) was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Harvard College in 1954, and spent a year at Oxford, England, at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. From 1955 to 1957 he was a member of staff at *The New Yorker*. Updike was the author of twenty-one novels as well as numerous collections of short stories, poems and criticism, and is one of only three authors to win more than one Pulitzer Prize. His most famous works are the Harry ‘Rabbit’ Angstrom series, all of which are published in Penguin Modern Classics: R*abbit, Run* (1960), *Rabbit Redux* (1971), *Rabbit is Rich *(1981) and* Rabbit at Rest* (1990).
If you enjoyed *Rabbit, Run*, you might like Don DeLillo’s *Americana*, also available in Penguin Modern Classics.
‘It is sexy, in bad taste, violent and basically cynical. And good luck to it’
Angus Wilson, *Observer*
‘That special polish, that brilliance; Updike is among the best’
Malcolm Bradbury
‘Brilliant and poignant … By his compassion, clarity of insight, and crystal-bright rose, [Updike] makes Rabbit’s sorrow his and our own’
*Washington** Post*
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RABBIT REDUX

It’s 1969, and the times are changing. America is about to land a man on the moon, the Vietnamese war is in full swing, and racial tension is on the rise. Things just aren’t as simple as they used to be – at least, not for Rabbit Angstrom. His wife has left him with his teenage son, his job is under threat and his mother is dying. Suddenly, into his confused life – and home – comes Jill, an eighteen-year-old runaway who becomes his lover. But when she invites her friend to stay, a young black radical named Skeeter, the pair’s fragile harmony soon begins to fail …
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Rabbit is Rich

Rabbit Is Rich by John Updike
John Updike continues to probe the yearning frustrations and pain of suburban America in this third encounter with the Angstroms, Harry (Rabbit), Janice and their son Nelson.
Rabbit, basically decent but no intellectual, is ten years down the road from RABBIT REDUX. Updike’s hero, now a middle-aged Toyota dealer, still seeks peace and contentment — items not standard equipment in his life.
RABBIT IS RICH won the literary Triple Crown: the Pulitzer prize, American Book Award and a commendatory scroll from the National Book Critics Circle. “For Updike is now indisputable at the top of his craft. No one else using the English language over the past 2 1/2 decades has written so well in so may ways as he.” (Time)

Rabbit at Rest

**Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Howells Medal, and the National Book Critics Circle Award**
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In John Updike’s fourth and final novel about Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom, the hero has acquired a Florida condo, a second grandchild, and a troubled, overworked heart. His son, Nelson, is behaving erratically; his daughter-in-law, Pru, is sending him mixed signals; and his wife, Janice, decides in midlife to return to the world of work. As, through the year of 1989, Reagan’s debt-ridden, AIDS-plagued America yields to that of the first George Bush, Rabbit explores the bleak terrain of late middle age, looking for reasons to live and opportunities to make peace with a remorselessly accumulating past.
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Quilled Christmas

**Celebrate the season with 30 colorful and charming paper-quilling projects for Christmas decorations, ornaments, gift tags, greeting cards, and more.**

Christmas is the perfect time to brighten your home and delight friends and family with handmade gifts and decorations. In these 30 beautiful holiday-themed quilling projects, Alli Bartkowski explains how to roll, shape, and glue paper strips into eye-catching framed art, a handsome nutcracker figurine, a lovely snowflake ornament, colorful jewelry, and more. Each project is designed for a specific skill level, and you’ll find a comprehensive introduction and step-by-step photos of the essential techniques needed to create basic shapes, elegant typography, and dazzling linear art.
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Quiet Power. The secret strengths of introverted kids.

The highly anticipated follow-up to the sensational bestseller Quiet – empowering introverted children, teens and young adults
Susan Cain sparked a worldwide conversation with Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking. She inspired millions of people, and permanently changed the way we see introverts – and the way introverts see themselves. Now she takes the Quiet Revolution to a younger audience.
Childhood, adolescence and your early twenties are times wrought with insecurity and self-doubt. Your search for your place in the world can seem daunting. Focusing on the strengths and challenges of being introverted, Quiet Power is full of examples from school, family life and friendship, applying the breakthrough discoveries of Quiet to readers that so badly need them.
This insightful, accessible and empowering book is eye-opening to extroverts and introverts alike. Unlock your hidden superpower and give yourself the tools to make a mark – in your own quiet way.
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Quicksilver

SUMMARY: Quicksilver is the story of Daniel Waterhouse, fearless thinker and conflicted Puritan, pursuing knowledge in the company of the greatest minds of Baroque-era Europe, in a chaotic world where reason wars with the bloody ambitions of the mighty, and where catastrophe, natural or otherwise, can alter the political landscape overnight. It is a chronicle of the breathtaking exploits of “Half-Cocked Jack” Shaftoe — London street urchin turned swashbuckling adventurer and legendary King of the Vagabonds — risking life and limb for fortune and love while slowly maddening from the pox. And it is the tale of Eliza, rescued by Jack from a Turkish harem to become spy, confidante, and pawn of royals in order to reinvent Europe through the newborn power of finance. A gloriously rich, entertaining, and endlessly inventive novel that brings a remarkable age and its momentous events to vivid life, Quicksilver is an extraordinary achievement from one of the most original and important literary talents of our time. And it’s just the beginning …

Quicker Than the Eye

The internationally acclaimed author of *The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man*, and *Fahrenheit 451*, Ray Bradbury is a magician at the height of his powers, displaying his sorcerer’s skill with twenty-one remarkable stories that run the gamut from total reality to light fantastic, from high noon to long after midnight. A true master tells all, revealing the strange secret of growing young and mad; opening a Witch Door that links two intolerant centuries; joining an ancient couple in their wild assassination games; celebrating life and dreams in the unique voice that has favored him across six decades and has enchanted millions of readers the world over.
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The internationally acclaimed author of *The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man*, and *Fahrenheit 451*, Ray Bradbury is a magician at the height of his powers, displaying his sorcerer’s skill with twenty-one remarkable stories that run the gamut from total reality to light fantastic, from high noon to long after midnight. A true master tells all, revealing the strange secret of growing young and mad; opening a Witch Door that links two intolerant centuries; joining an ancient couple in their wild assassination games; celebrating life and dreams in the unique voice that has favored him across six decades and has enchanted millions of readers the world over.
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In a career spanning more than seventy years, Ray Bradbury, who died on June 5, 2011 at the age of 91, inspired generations of readers to dream, think, and create. A prolific author of hundreds of short stories and close to fifty books, as well as numerous poems, essays, operas, plays, teleplays, and screenplays, Bradbury was one of the most celebrated writers of our time. His groundbreaking works include *Fahrenheit 451*, *The Martian Chronicles*, *The Illustrated Man*, *Dandelion Wine*, and *Something Wicked This Way Comes*. He wrote the screen play for John Huston’s classic film adaptation of *Moby Dick*, and was nominated for an Academy Award. He adapted sixty-five of his stories for television’s *The Ray Bradbury Theater*, and won an Emmy for his teleplay of *The Halloween Tree*. He was the recipient of the 2000 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the 2004 National Medal of Arts, and the 2007 Pulitzer Prize Special Citation, among many honors.
Throughout his life, Bradbury liked to recount the story of meeting a carnival magician, Mr. Electrico, in 1932. At the end of his performance Electrico reached out to the twelve-year-old Bradbury, touched the boy with his sword, and commanded, “Live forever!” Bradbury later said, “I decided that was the greatest idea I had ever heard. I started writing every day. I never stopped.”