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The Desert Palace

Zedane, sick of magical duels, returns to the Desert Palace, determined to achieve high status in his father’s court. A fatal misstep threatens a war that will affect not just the humans, but the dragons, angels and other magical beings.

The DeathSpeaker Codex: Books 1 – 3

**My name is Gideon Black, and I’m not human. I am the DeathSpeaker.
And I am so screwed.**
Gideon Black never asked to be the DeathSpeaker, but he’s stuck with the job. And since he’s the only being in any realm who can speak with the dead, Milus Dei — a powerful, deadly cult trying to exterminate all non-humans — will stop at nothing to hunt him down, and use his abilities for their own twisted means.
Enjoy the first three full-length novels in the bestselling urban fantasy series that readers are describing as “page-turning,” “snarky and unpredictable,” and “unputdownable.” This box set includes books 1 through 3 of The DeathSpeaker Codex: *Wrong Side of Hell, Fields of Blood,* and *Realm of Mirrors.*
Grab your copy today!
***What readers are saying…** *
*Praise for book one, WRONG SIDE OF HELL:*
“Literally the best book of this genre I’ve read in years.”
“A fantastic story… catches you up on the first page and spits you out at the end, holding tight and begging for more.”
“A page-turner that won’t disappoint!”
“If you like action-packed paranormal stories full of suspense, wit, and an engaging writing style… pick up this gem of a book.”
“This is not a roller coaster story… it’s more like a rocket car that blasts off and pushes you back in your seat for the entire ride.”
“If there were six stars, this book would go all the way.”
*Praise for The DeathSpeaker Codex:*
“An explosive series!”
“Smart, fun, funny, sweet, tough. I’m in love…”
“This [series] is a breath of fresh air for an avid reader.”
“Just grabs you from page one and doesn’t let go.”
“One of the best series out there!”
“An awesome series with an amazing voice.” **
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**What readers are saying…**
*Praise for book one, WRONG SIDE OF HELL:*
“Literally the best book of this genre I’ve read in years.”
“A fantastic story… catches you up on the first page and spits you out at the end, holding tight and begging for more.”
“A page-turner that won’t disappoint!”
“If you like action-packed paranormal stories full of suspense, wit, and an engaging writing style… pick up this gem of a book.”
“This is not a roller coaster story… it’s more like a rocket car that blasts off and pushes you back in your seat for the entire ride.”
“If there were six stars, this book would go all the way.”
*Praise for The DeathSpeaker Codex:*
“An explosive series!”
“Smart, fun, funny, sweet, tough. I’m in love…”
“This [series] is a breath of fresh air for an avid reader.”
“Grabs you from page one and doesn’t let go.”
“One of the best series out there!”
“An awesome series with an amazing voice.”
“Just keeps getting better with every book…”

The Curse of Tenth Grave

*If one door closes and another one opens,*
*your house is probably haunted.*
\- Bumper Sticker
As a Part-time PI and fulltime grim reaper, Charley Davidson has asked a lot of questions throughout her life: Why can I see dead people? Who is the hot supernatural entity following me? How do I get gum out of my sister’s hair before she wakes up? But, “How do I trap not one malevolent god, but three?” was never among them. Until now. And since those gods are on earth to kill her daughter, she has little choice but to track them down, trap them, and cast them from this dimension.
There’s just one problem. One of the three stole her heart a very long time ago. Can the Razer, a god of absolute death and destruction, change his omniscient spots, or will his allegiances lie with his brothers?
Those are just a few of the questions Charley must answer, and quick. Add to that a homeless girl running for her life, an innocent man who’s been charged with murdering the daughter of a degenerate gambler, and a pendant made from god glass that has the entire supernatural world in an uproar, and Charley has her hands full. If she can manage to take care of the whole world-destroying-gods thing, we’re saved. If not, well…
Those are just some of the questions Charley must answer, and quick. Add to that a homeless girl on the run for her life, a man who’s been framed for murdering a woman who is still very much alive, and a pendant made from god glass that has the entire supernatural world in an uproar, Charley has her hands full. If she can manage to take care of the whole world-destroying-gods thing, we’re saved. If not, well…

The Conjurers

A WAR FOR MAGIC IN THE MIDDLE AGES Orphaned in the year 1380, Eamon and Caitlin flee their home in the Wicklow Mountains of Ireland. The siblings can pacify savage wolves and control forces of nature, but only the murderers hunting them know why. As Eamon and Caitlin fight for survival, Teresa de Borjas, the spirited daughter of a Genovese nobleman, develops an inexplicable ability to move objects with her mind. When her brother is murdered and her father imprisoned through machinations of the reclusive alchemist, Maestro Lodovicetti, her sheltered life changes forever. Journeys of discovery and the pursuit of blood vendetta bring Eamon, Caitlin and Teresa together across the stunning backdrop of medieval Europe. The three must master their powers and defeat a cabal of the world¿s greatest magi or be killed as the Age of Kings comes to an end and a tyranny of sorcerers begins.

The Case Against Sugar

More than half a billion adults and 40 million children on the planet are obese. Diabetes is a worldwide epidemic. Evidence increasingly shows that these illnesses are linked to the other major Western diseases: hypertension, heart disease, even Alzheimer’s and cancer, and that shockingly, sugar is likely the single root cause. Yet the nutritional advice we receive from public health bodies is muddled, out of date, and frequently contradictory, and in many quarters still promotes the unproven hypothesis that fats are the greatest evil. With expert science and compelling storytelling, Gary Taubes investigates the history of nutritional science which, shaped by a handful of charismatic and misguided individuals, has for a hundred years denied the impact of sugar on our health. He exposes the powerful influence of the food industry which has lobbied for sugar’s ubiquity – the Sugar Association even today promoting ‘sugar’s goodness’ – and the extent that the industry has corrupted essential scientific research. He delves into the science of sugar, exposes conventional thinking that sugar is ‘empty calories’ as a myth, and finds that its addictive pleasures are resulting in worldwide consumption as never experienced before, to devastating effect. The Case Against Sugar is a revelatory read, which will fundamentally change the way we eat. **

The Car Hacker’s Handbook

Modern cars are more computerized than ever. Infotainment and navigation systems, Wi-Fi, automatic software updates, and other innovations aim to make driving more convenient. But vehicle technologies haven’t kept pace with today’s more hostile security environment, leaving millions vulnerable to attack.
*The Car Hacker’s Handbook* will give you a deeper understanding of the computer systems and embedded software in modern vehicles. It begins by examining vulnerabilities and providing detailed explanations of communications over the CAN bus and between devices and systems.
Then, once you have an understanding of a vehicle’s communication network, you’ll learn how to intercept data and perform specific hacks to track vehicles, unlock doors, glitch engines, flood communication, and more. With a focus on low-cost, open source hacking tools such as Metasploit, Wireshark, Kayak, can-utils, and ChipWhisperer, *The Car Hacker’s Handbook* will show you how to:
–Build an accurate threat model for your vehicle
–Reverse engineer the CAN bus to fake engine signals
–Exploit vulnerabilities in diagnostic and data-logging systems
–Hack the ECU and other firmware and embedded systems
–Feed exploits through infotainment and vehicle-to-vehicle communication systems
–Override factory settings with performance-tuning techniques
–Build physical and virtual test benches to try out exploits safely
If you’re curious about automotive security and have the urge to hack a two-ton computer, make *The Car Hacker’s Handbook* your first stop.

The Business Blockchain: Promise, Practice, and Application of the Next Internet Technology

**The definitive pioneering blueprint covering the what, why and how of the blockchain.**  
Blockchains are new technology layers that rewire the Internet and threaten to side-step older legacy constructs and centrally served businesses. At its core, a blockchain injects trust into the network, cutting off some intermediaries from serving that function and creatively disrupting how they operate. Metaphorically, blockchains are the ultimate non-stop computers. Once launched, they never go down, and offer an incredible amount of resiliency, making them dependable and attractive for running a new generation of decentralized services and software applications. 
*The Business Blockchain* charts new territory in advancing our understanding of the blockchain by unpacking its elements like no other before. William Mougayar anticipates a future that consists of thousands, if not millions of blockchains that will enable not only frictionless value exchange, but also a new flow of value, redefining roles, relationships, power and governance. In this book, Mougayar makes two other strategic assertions. First, the blockchain has polymorphic characteristics; its application will result in a multiplicity of effects. Second, we shouldn’t ask ourselves what problems the blockchain solves, because that gives us a narrow view on its potential. Rather, we should imagine new opportunities, and tackle even more ambitious problems that cross organizational, regulatory and mental boundaries. 
Drawing on 34 years of technology industry experience as an executive, analyst, consultant, entrepreneur, startup mentor, author, blogger, educator, thought leader and investor, William Mougayar describes a future that is influenced by fundamental shifts brought by blockchain technology as the catalyst for change. William Mougayar has been described as the most sophisticated blockchain business thinker. He is a blockchain industry insider whose work has already shaped and influenced the understanding of blockchain for people around the world, via his generous blogging and rigorous research insights. He is a direct participant in the crypto-technology market, working alongside startups, entrepreneurs, pioneers, leaders, innovators, creators, enterprise executives and practitioners; in addition to being an investor, advisor, and board member in some of the leading organizations in this space, such as the Ethereum Foundation, OpenBazaar and Coin Center.
Just as the Internet created new possibilities that we didn’t foresee in its early years, the blockchain will give rise to new business models and ideas that may still be invisible. Following an engaging Foreword by Vitalik Buterin, this book is organized along these 7 chapters:
1. What is the Blockchain?
2. How Blockchain Trust Infiltrates
3. Obstacles, Challenges & Mental Blocks
4. Blockchain in Financial Services
5. Lighthouse Industries & New Intermediaries
6. Implementing Blockchain Technology
7. Decentralization as the Way Forward

*The Business Blockchain* is an invitation for technologists to better understand the business potential of the blockchain, and for business minded people to grasp the many facets of blockchain technology. This book teaches you how to think about the blockchain.
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If you are thinking about your blockchain strategy, especially from the enterprise side, this is an important book that will allow you to understand the blockchain at a level you may have not enjoyed before. It is definitely a book to learn from. (International Business Times, April 2016)
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“When it comes to the blockchain, William Mougayar’s vision and insights are unparalleled. He takes us on a discovery journey with clarity and authority. This is a fundamental book if business leaders want to survive the blockchain’s upcoming whiplash.”
— **Brad Feld, Managing Director** , Foundry Group; best-selling author of *Venture Deals*
“Mougayar has written a highly authoritative book, charting new territory in our understanding of the blockchain. I strongly recommend it to executives who are leading their organizations into with the future.”
— **John Ruffolo** , CEO, OMERS Ventures
“Anyone who’s been at all close to the blockchain realizes just how profoundly this innovation could affect almost every industry. The Business Blockchain is an important book that offers practical advice and prescriptions for getting on with creating and realizing your own blockchain vision.”
— **Chris Owen** , Vice President, Enterprise Shared Platforms – Blockchain, TD Bank Group

The Boy

**An unfathomable loss or an unthinkable crime? #1** * ** New York Times ** ** *bestselling author Tami Hoag keeps you guessing in her most harrowing thriller yet.**
*A panic-stricken woman runs in the dead of night, battered and bloodied, desperate to find help….*
When detective Nick Fourcade enters the home of Genevieve Gauthier outside the sleepy town of Bayou Breaux, Louisiana, the bloody crime scene that awaits him is both the most brutal and the most confusing he’s ever seen. Genevieve’s seven-year-old son, KJ, has been murdered by an alleged intruder, yet Genevieve is alive and well, a witness inexplicably left behind to tell the tale. There is no evidence of forced entry, not a clue that points to a motive. Meanwhile, Nick’s wife, detective Annie Broussard, sits in the emergency room with the grieving Genevieve. A mother herself, Annie understands the emotional devastation this woman is going through, but as a detective she’s troubled by a story that makes little sense. Who would murder a child and leave the only witness behind?
When the very next day KJ’s sometimes babysitter, twelve-year-old Nora Florette, is reported missing, the town is up in arms, fearing a maniac is preying on their children. With pressure mounting from a tough, no-nonsense new sheriff, the media, and the parents of Bayou Breaux, Nick and Annie dig deep into the dual mysteries. But sifting through Genevieve Gauthier’s tangled web of lovers and sorting through a cast of local lowlifes brings more questions than answers. Is someone from Genevieve’s past or present responsible for the death of her son? Is the missing teenager, Nora, a victim, or something worse? Then everything changes when Genevieve’s past as a convicted criminal comes to light.
The spotlight falls heavily on the grieving mother who is both victim and accused. Could she have killed her own child to free herself of the burden of motherhood, or is the loss of her beloved boy pushing her to the edge of insanity? Could she have something to do with the disappearance of Nora Florette, or is the troubled sitter the key to the murder? How far will Nick and Annie have to go to uncover the dark truth of the boy?

The Book of Ralph

A message appears on the moon. It is legible from Earth, and almost no one knows how it was created. Markus West leads the government’s investigation to find the creator.
The message is simple and familiar. But those three words, written in blazing crimson letters on the lunar surface, will foster the strangest revolution humankind has ever endured and make Markus West wish he was never involved.
The message is ‘Drink Diet Coke.’
When Coca-Cola denies responsibility, global annoyance with the beverage-industrial complex becomes indignation. And when his investigation confirms Coca-Cola’s innocence, Markus West becomes one of the most hated men on Earth.
Later, five miles above the White House, a cylinder is discovered floating in the night. It is 400 feet tall, 250 feet in diameter, and exactly resembles a can of Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup. Nearly everyone thinks the cylinder is a promotional stunt gone wrong, just like the lunar advertisement. And this is exactly what the alien in the cylinder wants people to think.
Ralph, an eccentric extraterrestrial who’s been hiding on the moon, needs Markus’s help to personally deliver a dark warning to the White House. Ralph has a big heart, a fetish for Andy Warhol, and a dangerous plan to save the world.
Looking upon the cylinder, Markus realizes we are not the ones in control. The unexpected guest becomes the host, and somehow humans never belonged: “We are the homeless orphans peeking through the banquet window. We are the frills of the universe gazing upon something unspeakably more central than ourselves.”

The Bone Queen

A gripping epic fantasy prequel to the award-winning Books of Pellinor series by Alison Croggon.Cadvan of Lirigon, one of the most brilliant Bards of his generation, has been exiled for a terrible crime that unleashed the power of the Bone Queen and wrought destruction across Annar. Meanwhile, in Lirigon, several unnerving events suggest that the Dark is growing in strength once again, and that the Bone Queen may yet lurk in the world. If he is to save both the living and the dead, Cadvan must once again face the evil that almost destroyed him.Critically acclaimed fantasy author Alison Croggon introduces readers to the world of Pellinor in this compelling story of Cadvan’s struggle for redemption.Alison Croggon’s fantasy quartet, The Books of Pellinor, has been steadily growing in popularity worldwide since the first volume was released in Australia in 2002. It has now sold more than three quarters of a million copies worldwide. The Gift(published in the US as The Naming), was shortlisted for two Aurealis Awards, is a CBCA Notable Book and was voted a Top Ten Teen Read of 2005 by the editors at amazon.com. Praise for the Books of Pellinor’An epic fantasy in the Tolkien tradition.’ Tamora Pierce’A tale with passion, inspiring characters, an enchanting protagonist and vividly described landscapes … will delight fans of Garth Nix.’ The Bookseller’The writing is the closest I’ve found to the feel of Lord of the Rings . . . I wanted to slow down and appreciate each portion of the character’s journey.’ Trudi Canavan,The Magicians’ Guild’Unbelievably fine . . . fantasy storytelling at its best.’ VOYA, US’Rich and passionate . . . Supremely satisfying’ – Starred review, KIRKUS’A narrative of beauties and terrors, craftily and compellingly wrought.’ The Bulletin’A ripping read . . . Fantasy-tastic!’ Herald Sun

The Boleyn Inheritance

SUMMARY:
THREE WOMEN WHO SHARE ONE FATE: THE BOLEYN INHERITANCE
ANNE OF CLEVES
She runs from her tiny country, her hateful mother, and her abusive brother to a throne whose last three occupants are dead. King Henry VIII, her new husband, instantly dislikes her. Without friends, family, or even an understanding of the language being spoken around her, she must literally save her neck in a court ruled by a deadly game of politics and the terror of an unpredictable and vengeful king. Her Boleyn Inheritance: accusations and false witnesses.
KATHERINE HOWARD
She catches the king’s eye within moments of arriving at court, setting in motion the dreadful machine of politics, intrigue, and treason that she does not understand. She only knows that she is beautiful, that men desire her, that she is young and in love — but not with the diseased old man who made her queen, beds her night after night, and killed her cousin Anne. Her Boleyn Inheritance: the threat of the axe.
JANE ROCHFORD
She is the Boleyn girl whose testimony sent her husband and sister-in-law to their deaths. She is the trusted friend of two threatened queens, the perfectly loyal spy for her uncle, the Duke of Norfolk, and a canny survivor in the murderous court of a most dangerous king. Throughout Europe, her name is a byword for malice, jealousy, and twisted lust. Her Boleyn Inheritance: a fortune and a title, in exchange for her soul.The Boleyn Inheritance is a novel drawn tight as a lute string about a court ruled by the gallows and three women whose positions brought them wealth, admiration, and power as well as deceit, betrayal, and terror.
Once again, Philippa Gregory has brought a vanished world to life — the whisper of a silk skirt on a stone stair, the yellow glow of candlelight illuminating a hastily written note, the murmurs of the crowd gathering on Tower Green below the newly built scaffold. In The Boleyn Inheritance Gregory is at her intelligent and page-turning best.

The Blood Legacy

Official Website: http://www.worldoftde.com
Anger. Pain. Desolation.
An orphan boy tries to forge his own destiny in order to seek the strength to avenge the deaths of his family, as he shatters the chains of servitude bond to him.
On his eighth birthday, Calron awakened to the weakest known power in the world: the element of lightning. However, unlike the normal golden lightning of other cultivators, Calron’s lightning was an azure-blue color.
Hiding his powers from the world, Calron embarks on a journey in hopes of ascending to Godhood, and takes his first step into a world of friendship, revenge and bloodshed. **
### Sinossi
Official Website: http://www.worldoftde.com
Anger. Pain. Desolation.
An orphan boy tries to forge his own destiny in order to seek the strength to avenge the deaths of his family, as he shatters the chains of servitude bond to him.
On his eighth birthday, Calron awakened to the weakest known power in the world: the element of lightning. However, unlike the normal golden lightning of other cultivators, Calron’s lightning was an azure-blue color.
Hiding his powers from the world, Calron embarks on a journey in hopes of ascending to Godhood, and takes his first step into a world of friendship, revenge and bloodshed.

The Big Book of Hap and Leonard

The boys are back, and just in time for Season 3 of the *Hap and Leonard* TV series, starring Michael K. Williams ( *The Wire* ) and James Purefoy ( *Altered Carbon* ).
Hap Collins looks like a good ‘ol boy, but his lefty politics don’t match. His buddy, Vietnam veteran Leonard Pine, is even more complicated: black, conservative, gay . . . and an occasional arsonist. With Hap and Leonard on the job, small-time crooks all on the way on up to the Dixie Mafia are *extremely* nervous.
Everyone’s favorite ass-kicking Texan duo are further immortalized in this expanded collection of tall tales, slick nonfiction, and two full-length novellas.

The Barbarian Bride

The end is nigh …
The Federation is collapsing into chaos. The maddened Emperor is determined to destroy his new enemies, whatever the cost. As his former friend and protégée Roman Garibaldi and his new allies rush to Earth, intent on unseating the dictator before he can tear the Federation apart, they have to face the possibility that it may be already too late …

The Arrival of Missives

From Aliya Whiteley, author of the critically-acclaimed The Beauty, comes a genre-defying story of fate, free-will and the choices we make in life.
In the aftermath of the Great War, Shirley Fearn dreams of challenging the conventions of rural England, where life is as predictable as the changing of the seasons.
The scarred veteran Mr. Tiller, left disfigured by an impossible accident on the battlefields of France, brings with him a message: part prophecy, part warning. Will it prevent her mastering her own destiny?
As the village prepares for the annual May Day celebrations, where a new queen will be crowned and the future will be reborn again, Shirley must choose: change or renewal?
The Arrival of Missives is a unique work, deftly marrying literary and genre influences. It heralds the arrival of a major new voice in speculative fiction.

The Arduino Inventor’s Guide

With Arduino, you can build any hardware project you can imagine. This open-source platform is designed to help total beginners explore electronics, and with its easy-to-learn programming language, you can collect data about the world around you to make something truly interactive.
*The Arduino Inventor’s Guide* opens with an electronics primer filled with essential background knowledge for your DIY journey. From there, you’ll learn your way around the Arduino through a classic hardware entry point—blinking LEDs. Over the course of the book, 11 hands-on projects will teach you how to:
–Build a stop light with LEDs
–Display the volume in a room on a warning dial
–Design and build a desktop fan
–Create a robot that draws with a motor and pens
–Create a servo-controlled balance beam
–Build your own playable mini piano
–Make a drag race timer to race toy cars against your friends
Each project focuses on a new set of skills, including breadboarding circuits; reading digital and analog inputs; reading magnetic, temperature, and other sensors; controlling servos and motors; and talking to your computer and the Web with an Arduino. At the end of every project, you’ll also find tips on how to use it and how to mod it with additional hardware or code.
What are you waiting for? Start making, and learn the skills you need to own your technology!
**Uses the Arduino Uno board or SparkFun RedBoard**