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A morbid taste for bones

SUMMARY: The attempts by English Benedictine monks to transfer to their monastery the sacred bones of an obscure Welsh saint are hindered by strange visitations and the murder of a Welsh villager

Moongazing

An in-depth guide for aspiring astronomers and Moon observers from the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Includes detailed Moon maps and covers the history of lunar observation and exploration, the properties of the Moon, its origin and orbit. This is the ideal book for Moon observers covering essential equipment, and the key events to look out for. Detailed advice is given on how to choose a telescope and how to capture the Moon in sketches. Discover all you need to know about eclipses, blue moons, supermoons, conjunctions and occultations. A comprehensive section covers astrophotography using lenses, telescopes, Smartphones, including video and how to process your images. Comes with a photographic atlas of lunar features with plates and annotated maps. A glossary of key terms, index of lunar features and software references are also provided.
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The Moon Is Down

**Occupied by enemy troops, a small, peaceable town comes face-to-face with evil imposed from the outside—and betrayal born within the close-knit community**
In this masterful tale set in Norway during World War II, Steinbeck explores the effects of invasion on both the conquered and the conquerors. As he delves into the emotions of the German commander and the Norwegian traitor, and depicts the spirited patriotism of the Norwegian underground, Steinbeck uncovers profound, often unsettling truths about war—and about human nature.
Nobel Prize winner John** **Steinbeck’s self-described “celebration of the durability of democracy” had an extraordinary impact as Allied propaganda in Nazi-occupied Europe. Despite Axis efforts to suppress it (in Fascist Italy, mere possession of the book was punishable by death), **The Moon is Down** was secretly translated into French, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Swedish, German, Italian and Russian; hundreds of thousands of copies circulated throughout Europe, making it by far the most popular piece of propaganda under the occupation. Few literary works of our time have demonstrated so triumphantly the power of ideas in the face of cold steel and brute force. This edition features an introduction by Donald V. Coers.
For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 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.
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The Moon Dwellers

In a desperate attempt to escape destruction decades earlier, humankind was forced underground, into the depths of the earth, creating a new society called the Tri-Realms.
After her parents and sister are abducted by the Enforcers, seventeen-year-old Adele, a member of the middle-class moon dwellers, is unjustly sentenced to life in prison for her parents’ crimes of treason.
Against all odds, Adele must escape from the Pen and find her family, while being hunted by a deranged, killing machine named Rivet, who works for the President. She is helped by two other inmates, Tawni and Cole, each of whom have dark secrets that are better left undiscovered. Other than her friends, the only thing she has going for her is a wicked roundhouse kick and two fists that have been well-trained for combat by her father.
At the other end of the social spectrum is Tristan, the son of the President and a sun dweller. His mother is gone. He hates his father. Backed by only his servant and best friend, Roc, he leaves his lavish lifestyle in the Sun Realm, seeking to make something good out of his troubled life.
When a war breaks out within the Tri-Realms, Tristan is thrust into the middle of a conflict that seems to mysteriously follow Adele as she seeks to find her family and uncover her parents true past.
In their world, someone must die.
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Moon Called

The first novel in the New York Times bestselling Mercy Thompson series – the major urban fantasy hit of the decade

‘I love these books!’ Charlaine Harris

The best new fantasy series I’ve read in years’ Kelley Armstrong

MERCY THOMPSON: MECHANIC, SHAPESHIFTER, FIGHTER

I didn’t realize he was a werewolf at first. My nose isn’t at its best when surrounded by axle grease and burnt oil . . .’

Mercedes Thompson runs a garage in the Tri-Cities. She’s a mechanic, and a damn good one, who spends her spare time karate training and tinkering with a VW bus that happens to belong to a vampire. Her next-door neighbour is an alpha werewolf – literally, the leader of the pack. And Mercy herself is a shapeshifter, sister to coyotes. As such, she’s tolerated by the ‘wolves but definitely down the pecking order. As long as she keeps her eyes down and remembers her place, the pack will leave her in peace.

Praise for the series:

‘Plenty of twists and turns . . . Kept me entertained from its deceptively innocent beginning to its can’t-put-it-down end’ Kim Harrison, bestselling author of Dead Witch Walking

‘I enjoyed every minute of it. I love Mercy and can’t wait for her to kick some more ass’ Lilith Saintcrow

The Mercy Thompson books:
Moon Called
Blood Bound
Iron Kissed
Bone Crossed
Silver Borne
River Marked
Frost Burned
Night Broken
Fire Touched
Silence Fallen
Storm Cursed

Shifting Shadows (Stories from the world of Mercy Thompson)

**Recensie(s)**

‘The best new urban fantasy series I’ve read in years’ Kelley Armstrong ‘Plenty of twists and turns … Kept me entertained from its deceptively innocent beginning to its can’t-put-it-down end’ Kim Harrison, bestselling author of Dead Witch Walking ‘Terrific!’ Jennifer Rardin ‘I enjoyed every minute of it. I love Mercy and can’t wait for her to kick some more ass’ Lilith Saintcrow ‘The characters are excellent; and the plot keeps the pages flapping’ Booklist
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The Monuments Men

Traces the lesser-known effort by an Allied division to find and secure European art that had been looted by the Nazis, outlining the dramatic story of how they risked their lives and raced against time with limited supplies and scraps of information, sometimes obtained from colorful sources. **Simultaneous.**
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Monstrous Regiment

SUMMARY: War has come to Discworld … again. And, to no one’s great surprise, the conflict centers around the small, arrogantly fundamentalist duchy of Borogravia, which has long prided itself on its unrelenting aggressiveness. A year ago, Polly Perks’s brother marched off to battle, and Polly’s willing to resort to drastic measures to find him. So she cuts off her hair, dons masculine garb, and — aided by a well-placed pair of socks — sets out to join this man’s army. Since a nation in such dire need of cannon fodder can’t afford to be too picky, Polly is eagerly welcomed into the fighting fold—along with a vampire, a troll, an Igor, a religious fanatic, and two uncommonly close “friends.” It would appear that Polly “Ozzer” Perks isn’t the only grunt with a secret. But duty calls, the battlefield beckons. And now is the time for all good … er … “men” to come to the aid of their country.

The Monster Mash-Up

Charlie Rhodes is psychic, telekinetic and loaded for bear. She’s also hiding amongst the very people who are looking to find someone with her particular skillset.
She’s young, energetic, and fresh out of college. She’s also landed her dream job with The Legacy Foundation, a group of individuals who are looking for proof of paranormal and legendary creatures.
Charlie has to keep a secret while trusting the others to watch her back. It’s a delicate balancing act.
It’s also a lot of fun.
This three-book omnibus includes the first three books in the Charlie Rhodes Cozy Mystery series. Included are: The Bigfoot Blunder, The Chupacabra Catastrophe and The Werewolf Whoops.
Sit back and enjoy the ride. The laughter and tears will stick with you long after the story ends.

Monster Hunter Vendetta

Accountant turned professional monster hunter, Owen Zastava Pitt, managed to stop the nefarious Old One’s invasion plans last year, but as a result made an enemy out of one of the most powerful beings in the universe. Now an evil death cult known as the Church of the Temporary Mortal Condition wants to capture Owen in order to gain the favor of the great Old Ones.
The Condition is led by a fanatical necromancer known as the Shadow Man. The government wants to capture the Shadow Man and has assigned the enigmatic Agent Franks to be Owen’s full time bodyguard, which is a polite way of saying that Owen is monster bait.
With supernatural assassins targeting his family, a spy in their midst, and horrific beasties lurking around every corner, Owen and the staff of Monster Hunter International don’t need to go hunting, because this time the monsters are hunting them. Fortunately, this bait is armed and very dangerous…
At the publisher’s request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
Lexile Score: 700
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Monster Hunter International

**A STUNNING LIMITED EDITON OF THE FIRST NOVEL IN THE INTERNATIONALLY AND *NEW YORK TIMES* BEST-SELLING ****MONSTER HUNTER SERIES**
**CONTAINS AN ALL NEW INTRODUCTION BY LARRY CORREIA**
Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a fourteenth story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer. 
It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Officially secret, some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. On the other side are the people who kill monsters for a living. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit. 
It’s actually a pretty sweet gig, except for one little problem. An ancient entity known as the Cursed One has returned to settle a centuries old vendetta. Should the Cursed One succeed, it means the end of the world, and MHI is the only thing standing in his way. With the clock ticking towards Armageddon, Owen finds himself trapped between legions of undead minions, belligerent federal agents, a cryptic ghost who has taken up residence inside his head, and the cursed family of the woman he loves. 
Business is good . . . 
Welcome to Monster Hunter International.
**About Larry Correia and the Monster Hunter International series:**
“[E]verything I like in fantasy: intense action scenes, evil in horrifying array, good struggling against the darkness, and most of all people—gorgeously flawed human beings faced with horrible moral choices that force them to question and change and grow.”—Jim Butcher
“[A] no-holds-barred all-out page turner that is part science fiction, part horror, and an absolute blast to read.”—*Bookreporter.com*
“If you love monsters and action, you’ll love this book. If you love guns, you’ll love this book. If you love fantasy, and especially horror fantasy, you’ll love this book.”—*Knotclan.com*
“A gun person who likes science fiction—or, heck, anyone who likes science fiction—will enjoy [these books] . . . The plotting is excellent, and Correia makes you care about the characters . . . I read both books without putting them down except for work . . . so whaddaya waitin’ for? Go and buy some . . . for yourself and for stocking stuffers.”—Massad Ayoob
“[W]ill delight fans of action horror with elaborate weaponry, hand-to-hand combat, disgusting monsters, and an endless stream of blood and body parts.”—*Publishers Weekly *on *Monster Hunter Vendetta*

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The Monster Book of Manga

The popularity of manga—Japanese cartooning—continues to grow, inspiring interest in learning how to draw this exciting style of comics. From comic illustration Ikari Studio comes the ultimate guide on how to draw manga. The Monster Book of Manga: Fairies and Magical Creatures focuses on these figures of wonder. Each illustration is broken down into six stages of creation and is accompanied by step-by-step instructions, taking the artist from an initial black-and-white sketch to final color piece. Each drawing is also accompanied by practical suggestions, hints, and tips. This monster-size manual is the must-have book for anyone interested in learning how to draw manga, appealing to beginning and advanced artists alike.

The Monster Book of Manga Steampunk Gothic

Enter an alternative world ruled by steam-powered machinery, Victorian elegance, and futuristic technology by creating your own elaborate manga characters in Steampunk, the latest volume in the bestselling Monster Book of Manga series.

This easy-to-follow guidebook brings to life more than thirty avant-garde manga characters fit for a steampunk universe where fantasy, science, and history collide. Through advanced illustration techniques and step-by-step instructions, you’ll learn how to easily transform rough sketches into intricately inked graphics, all adorned in clockwork motifs, rich colors, and Space Age attire. Characters include pirates, sci-fi soldiers, industrial aviators, witches, time travelers, robots, and vampires. Whether you’re a novice or a skilled artist, The Monster Book of Manga: Steampunk is the definitive guide to creating your very own collection of steampunk manga characters.

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Monster Book of Manga Drawing

It’s the most mammoth book of manga drawing EVER!

If there’s one key to drawing manga, it’s GO BIG–starting with this humongous book of step-by-step instruction and inspiration.

Compiled from nearly 10 years of best-selling books by David Okum, these pages are teeming with the most popular characters–ninjas, wizards, cyberpunk kids, space pirates, evil queens, mindless goons and more–all broken down into easy-to-follow steps, from pencil sketch to full-color renderings. Throughout, you’ll find expert advice on rendering dynamic poses, expressions, weapons, clothing, cool modes of transportation and more. Hero or villain, chibi or giant, mecha or mega-cute…you’ll learn how to draw them all manga-style. Simply add your one-of-a-kind twist, and POW! There’s no stopping you!

150 step-by-step demos make it easy to learn by doing!

* 30+ memorable superheroes and the villains that make their lives difficult

* 30+ terrific monsters–killer robots, zombies, mutant cyborgs, vampires and the like

* 30+ varieties of fantasy characters, including goblins, elves, witches and skeleton warriors

* Sidekicks, thugs and other supporting characters to round out your cast

* PLUS a whole chapter of wicked-cool martial arts moves for action-filled fight scenes!

Join the LEGIONS of budding artists who have learned to draw with David Okum!

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Monk’s Hood

Monk’s Hood (Brother Cadfael Series #3) by Ellis Peters
**Silver Dagger Award Winner: In this medieval mystery, Brother Cadfael faces suspicion when one of his herbal ingredients is used to kill a man.** Gervase Bonel is a guest of Shrewsbury Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul when he suddenly takes ill. Luckily, the abbey boasts the services of the clever and kindly Brother Cadfael, a skilled herbalist. Cadfael hurries to the man’s bedside, only to be confronted with two surprises: In Master Bonel’s wife, the good monk recognizes Richildis, whom he loved before he took his vows—and Master Bonel has been fatally poisoned by monk’s-hood oil from Cadfael’s stores. The sheriff is convinced that the murderer is Richildis’s son, Edwin, who hated his stepfather. But Cadfael, guided in part by his concern for a woman to whom he was once betrothed, is certain of her son’s innocence. Using his knowledge of both herbs and the human heart, Cadfael deciphers a deadly recipe for murder.

Money Shot

THEY THOUGHT SHE’D BE EASY. THEY THOUGHT WRONG. It all began with the phone call asking former porn star Angel Dare to do one more movie. Before she knew it, she’d been shot and left for dead in the trunk of a car. But Angel is a survivor. And that means she’ll get to the bottom of what’s been done to her even if she has to leave a trail of bodies along the way…

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Mona Lisa Overdrive

William Gibson, author of the extraordinary multiaward-winning novel *Neuromancer*, has written his most brilliant and thrilling work to date . . .*The Mona Lisa Overdrive*.  Enter Gibson’s unique world–lyric and mechanical, erotic and violent, sobering and exciting–where multinational corporations and high tech outlaws vie for power, traveling into the computer-generated universe known as cyberspace.  Into this world comes Mona, a young girl with a murky past and an uncertain future whose life is on a collision course with internationally famous Sense/Net star Angie Mitchell.  Since childhood, Angie has been able to tap into cyberspace *without* a computer.  Now, from inside cyberspace, a kidnapping plot is masterminded by a phantom entity who has plans for Mona, Angie, and all humanity, plans that cannot be controlled . . . or even known.  And behind the intrigue lurks the shadowy Yazuka, the powerful Japanese underworld, whose leaders ruthlessly manipulate people and events to suit their own purposes . . . or so they think.
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### Recensione
‘Brilliant… a delight to read. No one can ever hope to out-Gibson Gibson… A true original’
Sunday Times
‘Gibson’s most accomplished book to date, a futurist hybrid of Fleming and Deighton and Bester’
Time Out
‘Gibson can spin a gripping yarn. He builds up a great head of steam within the first few pages and doesn’t relax until the end’
Times Literary Supplement
‘A chillingly plausible blueprint of the near-future’
Evening Standard
### Descrizione del libro
The final volume of Hugo and Nebula Award-winner William Gibson’s seminal Neuromancer Trilogy.