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Ashes of Heaven

Passion and betrayal in mythic Cornwall….  Mark, young king of Cornwall, faces heavy demands from Eire for tribute, and then his beloved sister runs away to Brittany with a hot-headed knight. When, years later, her son Tristan returns unexpectedly to Cornwall, Mark hopes finally to oppose the outrageous Irish demands for tribute. Perhaps a royal marriage with Isolde, crown princess of Eire? But passion leads not to heavenly joy but only to betrayal and deception. If Mark is ever to find true love, it must be where he least expects it.

The Art of the Heist

“A gripping tell-all….A fascinating look inside the mind of an unrepentant criminal.”
—*Washington Post
“One of the most beguiling criminal memoirs ever written….A rare gem of a book.”
—T. J. English, *New York Times* bestselling author of *Havana Nocturne**
America’s most notorious art thief, Boston-based Myles Connor, tells the unapologetic true story of his life of crime in*The Art of the Heist. Co-written with acclaimed author Jenny Siler, Connor’s eye-opening memoirs offer readers a rare, detailed, and intimate look into the mindset of a master criminal—a cat burglar, thief, and con man, veteran of numerous brazen museum heists, who shares the unparalleled “rush” of a life lived on the far side of the law.*

(source: Bol.com)

Armageddon Unleashed

**The desperate battle to reclaim Earth has begun.**
With Gaia 2’s threat looming over Earth, Captain Chase Athanatos embarks on a perilous mission to take down the evil Artificial Intelligence once and for all.
The biggest battle and challenge Chase has ever faced awaits him; one where his strength of character and spirit will be tested at every turn. Can Chase best Gaia 2 on her own turf? Or has the Earth Alliance bitten off more than they can chew?
Meanwhile, Oryn plans to take control of the Furies with some new technology she’s been developing. When the time comes for a Fury trial, she doesn’t hesitate to use her own brother, Miseo, to test its efficiency.
The battle to regain Earth has begun. The stakes have never been higher, as are the dangers and consequences should our heroes fail their daring mission.
*As a matter of principle: this book is DRM free.* **
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**The desperate battle to reclaim Earth has begun.**
With Gaia 2’s threat looming over Earth, Captain Chase Athanatos embarks on a perilous mission to take down the evil Artificial Intelligence once and for all.
The biggest battle and challenge Chase has ever faced awaits him; one where his strength of character and spirit will be tested at every turn. Can Chase best Gaia 2 on her own turf? Or has the Earth Alliance bitten off more than they can chew?
Meanwhile, Oryn plans to take control of the Furies with some new technology she’s been developing. When the time comes for a Fury trial, she doesn’t hesitate to use her own brother, Miseo, to test its efficiency.
The battle to regain Earth has begun. The stakes have never been higher, as are the dangers and consequences should our heroes fail their daring mission.
*As a matter of principle: this book is DRM free.*

Anti-Man.

Science Fiction. A very nice vintage collector’s item. Number # 63-384. Originally 60 cents. Sam was a miracle being—and a curse to a dangerously overpopulated planet.

Animal Farm

The animals on Mr. Jones’ farm revolt against their human masters and violently expel them. Led by the pigs they decide to run the farm themselves on egalitarian principles. In Course of time the pigs themselves become corrupted by power and a new tyranny is established under their leader Napoleon.
A resounding fable on totalitarianism and power-gone-corrupt, Animal Farm is an allegorical novella that took the publishing world by storm when it was first published and hasn’t stopped doing so ever since. The ultimate satire on fascism, Animal Farm finds relevance even in present-day world. A must-read!
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Eric Arthur Blair (1903-1950), better known by his pen-name, **George Orwell** , was born in India, where his father worked for the Civil Services. An author and journalist, Orwell was one of the most prominent and influential figures in twentieth-century literature. His works spoke out against the social injustice that was prevalent at that time.  His unique political allegory ‘Animal Farm’ was published in 1945, and it was this novel, together with the dystopia of ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ (1949), which brought him world-wide fame. His novels and non-fiction include ‘Burmese Days’, ‘Down and Out in Paris and London’, ‘The Road to Wigan Pier’ and ‘Homage to Catalonia’. **
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True Agony of a Socialist Orwell is obviously angry at the way Socialism has been distorted by Stalin. Using Animal characters as symbols Orwell honestly mocks and criticizes the Russian leadership under Lenin. It is a very easy to read book giving good perspectives on the Socialist Revolution. –Abhishek Kona Aug 22, 2011
Animal Farm is a satirical allegory on the Russian Revolution. Orwell explains it, It is the history of revolution that went wrong. It tells the simple and tragic story of what happens when the oppressed farm rebel to attain freedom from Mr. Jones. It is about their attempt to rule the farm themselves on the basis of equality. The animals had initially aimed to form a utopian society, where each would work according to his capacity, respecting the needs of the others. But, they failed to do so. And, Animal Farm ended up being a dictatorship of the pigs that were the brightest, but did no physical work in reality. The main action of the story stands for The Russian Revolution of 1917 and the early years of the Soviet Union. Animalism is a metaphor for Communism. Manor farm is an allegory of Russia, Mr. Jones is Russian C-Zar, Old Major stands for Karl Marx, and Snowball represents Leo Trotsky. Napolean stands for Stalin, while the dogs are the secret police. The horse, Boxer stands for the working class which works constantly for the greater good while Squealer is the propagandist. The novel is skillfully organized and presents the horrors of communism through simple story-telling. It presents what propaganda and brain washing do to the people living under the dictatorship. How the fickle minded people were swayed easily by the pigs, who managed to reverse the seven commandments and reduce them to Four legs good, two legs better . I would recommend this book to everyone above 14 years of age who has some knowledge about communism or a hint of what happened during the Russian Revolution of 1917. The book is gripping as there is always something happening. It ends with the pigs becoming mush like humans and changing the name of the farm back to the Manor Farm . The ending was sad it shows how power turns comrades into tyrannical dictators. –Diksha Mahajan Aug 14, 2012
George Orwell is probably one of the few authors who has more than one book featuring regularly in the all the favorites of most people. In such a short book, we get to experience the entire range of the human emotions – probably characterized by the animals. But, what this book basically makes us realize is the fact that politics is relevant at all times. –Deep Agrawal Mar 2, 2012
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Volume 8 of *The Complete Works of George Orwell*

And There He Was (Sensual Rekindling Erotica)

** *From best-selling, Top 50 erotica writer Meghan Boehners…* **
Kate’s having a miserable day and ends it with a trip to a bar for a drink and, maybe, someone to go home with. Mr. Yuppie over there, the guy who looks like his ego is bigger than his car, might do — but a voice from the past startles her out of settling for less.
David’s in town after spending years abroad, and when he sees little miss Kate, his high school sweetheart, here in D.C. at a bar, it’s as if those fifteen years had melted away. Inhibitions, too, as Kate invites him back to her place.
Old flames heat up to a fiery passion in And There He was, an erotic romance short story.

All Spell Breaks Loose

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Name: Raine Benares
Race: Elf
Job: Elf commando and goblin freedom fighter.
Goal: Find my own stolen magic. Survival.

I used to make a living finding lost things and missing people. Now, thanks to a run-in with a soul-sucking rock looking for someone to call home, the seven kingdoms are about to turn into a war zone, and yours truly is the epicenter.

The world-ending stone known as the Saghred has been stolen. Talk about irony. I’ve been trying for ages to rid myself of that thing. Now that it’s gone, I have to do everything in my power to get it back.
Less than a dozen of us will be sneaking into the goblin capital to steal it—and destroy it.

A handful of us against the might of the goblin king, the goblin army, and probably some absurdly huge demons who owe them all favors. Oh yeah, and one soul-starved rock. And how can I forget an all-powerful, fledgling goblin demigod?

Survival will take a miracle.
(source: Bol.com)

Alien in the Family

Sci-fi action meets steamy paranormal romance in Gini Koch’s Alien novels, as Katherine “Kitty” Katt faces off against aliens, conspiracies, and deadly secrets. • “Futuristic high-jinks and gripping adventure.” —RT Reviews

Planning any wedding is hard enough, but Katherine ”Kitty” Katt and Jeff Martini have a lot more to worry about than seating arrangements, because multiple inter-stellar invasions, Alpha Team in mortal peril, and inter-alien conspiracies are all on the guest list—and the gifts they’ve brought contain some explosive surprises.

The discovery that Martini is actually a member of the Alpha Centaurion Royal Family brings additional bad news—emissaries are on their way to see if Kitty’s royal bride material. And they’re not the only things coming from the Alpha Centauri system. Amazonian assassins, spies, alien beasties, shape-shifters, and representatives from the Planetary Council, combined with a tabloid reporter who’s a little too on the mark, create a deadly situation for Kitty and the rest of Alpha Team.

When the assassins strike far too close to home for anyone’s comfort, Kitty realizes it’s going to come down to more than throwing a bouquet—she’s going to have to face an entire planetary consciousness and dethrone a monarch in order to make it to the church on time…

Alien in the Family is the thrilling third installment of the Alien novels.

(source: Bol.com)

Alector’s Choice

***Alector’s Choice*, book four of the Corean Chronicles, continues the epic fantasy series by** **L. E. Modesitt, Jr., author of the bestselling Saga of Recluce. Enter this new and exciting world.**
Millennia ago, a magical disaster caused the fall of a civilization, the end of a golden age. New civilizations emerged from the ancient destruction and chaos, knowing little of the past or the disaster. Corus today is a world of contending countries, humans, and supernatural creatures. It is a place of magical powers, and of a few people who are talented enough to use them.
Alector Dainyl is the fourth highest ranking military officer of the Duarchy, and Captain Mykel is a young officer potentially Talented and unaware that, should he ever discover that Talent, his life is forfeit. Rebellion spirals out of control, spurred by treachery, corruption, and greed.
**The Corean Chronicles**
Legacies
Darknesses
Scepters
Alector’s Choice
Cadmian’s Choice
Soarer’s Choice
The Lord-Protector’s Daughter
Lady-Protector
**Other series by this author:**
The Saga of Recluce
Imager Portfolio
The Spellsong Cycle
The Ghost Books
The Ecolitan Matter
At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Against a Dark Background

A superb standalone novel from the awesome imagination of Iain M. Banks, a master of modern science fiction. Sharrow was once the leader of a personality-attuned combat team in one of the sporadic little commercial wars in the civilisation based around the planet Golter. Now she is hunted by the Huhsz, a religious cult which believes that she is the last obstacle before the faith’s apotheosis, and her only hope of escape is to find the last of the apocalyptically powerful Lazy Guns before the Huhsz find her.Her journey through the exotic Golterian system is a destructive and savage odyssey into her past, and that of her family and of the system itself.Praise for Iain M. Banks:’Epic in scope, ambitious in its ideas and absorbing in its execution’ Independent on Sunday’Banks has created one of the most enduring and endearing visions of the future’ Guardian’Jam-packed with extraordinary invention’ Scotsman’Compulsive reading’ Sunday Telegraph The Culture series:Consider PhlebasThe Player of GamesUse of WeaponsThe State of the ArtExcessionInversionsLook to WindwardMatterSurface DetailThe Hydrogen SonataOther books by Iain M. Banks:Against a Dark BackgroundFeersum EndjinnThe Algebraist

Afraid to Fly

Once a fearless fighter pilot, Commander Travis Wilson is now confined to a desk. It’s been eight years since the near-fatal crash that grounded him, and it still rules his life thanks to relentless back pain. Lieutenant Commander Clint Fraser almost drowned in a bottle after a highly classified catastrophe while piloting a drone. His downward spiral cost him his marriage and kids, but he’s sober now and getting his life back on track. He’s traded drones for a desk, and he’s determined to reconcile with his kids and navigate the choppy waters of PTSD. Clint has been on Travis’s radar ever since he transferred to Anchor Point. When Clint comes out to his colleagues, it’s a disaster, but there’s a silver lining: now that Travis knows Clint is into men, the chemistry between them explodes. It’s all fun and games until emotions get involved. Clint’s never been in love with a man before. Travis has, and a decade later, that tragic ending still haunts him. Clint needs to coax him past his fear of crashing and burning again, or their love will be grounded before takeoff.
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The Anchor Point titles can be read in any order — jump in wherever you’d like!

The Adventure of the Three Students

“The Adventure of the Three Students” is a detective short story written by Arthur Conan Doyle (1865-1930). First published in 1905, it tells one of the best-known and most intriguing adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
This edition also contains a choice of Conan Doyle’s best aphorisms and an essay on the invention of the Sherlock Holmes’ character written by Harold Emery Jones (1875-1909) in 1904. **
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“The Adventure of the Three Students” is a detective short story written by Arthur Conan Doyle (1865-1930). First published in 1905, it tells one of the best-known and most intriguing adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
This edition also contains a choice of Conan Doyle’s best aphorisms and an essay on the invention of the Sherlock Holmes’ character written by Harold Emery Jones (1875-1909) in 1904.

The Adventure of the Speckled Band

Sherlock Holmes, the world’s “only unofficial consulting detective”, was first introduced to readers in A Study in Scarlet published by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887. It was with the publication of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, however, that the master sleuth grew tremendously in popularity, later to become one of the most beloved literary characters of all time.In this book series, the short stories comprising The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes have been amusingly illustrated using only Lego® brand minifigures and bricks. The illustrations recreate, through custom designed Lego models, the composition of the black and white drawings by Sidney Paget that accompanied the original publication of these adventures appearing in The Strand Magazine from July 1891 to June 1892. Paget’s iconic illustrations are largely responsible for the popular image of Sherlock Holmes, including his deerstalker cap and Inverness cape, details never mentioned in the writings of Conan Doyle.This uniquely illustrated collection, which features some of the most famous and enjoyable cases investigated by Sherlock Holmes and his devoted friend and biographer Dr. John H. Watson, including A Sandal in Bohemia and The Red-Headed League, is sure to delight Lego enthusiasts, as well as fans of the Great Detective, both old and new.LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of Companies. The LEGO Group has not been involved in nor has it in any other way licensed or authorised the publication of this book.THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND: A distraught young woman named Helen Stoner arrives at Baker Street early one morning to ask Sherlock Holmes for help as she fears that her life is being threatened by her stepfather, Dr. Grimesby Roylott. At Stoke Moran, the estate where Miss Stoner and her stepfather live, Holmes carefully inspects the recent, but unnecessary, repairs to the manor-house and in doing so exposesamurderous plot.

The Adventure of the Six Napoleons

In “The Adventure of the Six Napoleons”, someone is destroying small busts of Napoleon Bonaparte. At first merely a nuisance, vandalism quickly turns to murder after one of the statue owners finds a dead man on his doorstep beside a smashed statue. Reasoning his way back to the source of the statues, Holmes determines that there is more to this case than just antipathy towards the great French leader. Can Holmes and Watson solve the mystery before the bust buster strikes again?

The Adventure of the Second Stain

The Adventure of The Second Stain is a Sherlock Holmes story written by Sir Conan Doyle, best known for his novel The Hound of the Baskervilles. It is one of 13 stories in the cycle collected as The Return of Sherlock Holmes. Doyle ranked “The Adventure of the Second Stain” eighth in a list of his twelve favorite Sherlock Holmes short stories.
Lord Bellinger, the Prime Minister, and Trelawney Hope, the Secretary for European Affairs, come to Sherlock Holmes about the matter of a document stolen from Hope’s dispatch box, which he kept at home in Whitehall Terrace when not at work. If divulged, this document could bring about very dire consequences for all of Europe, even war. They are loath to tell Holmes at first the exact nature of the document’s contents, but eventually they feel that they must tell him that it was a rather injudicious letter from a foreign potentate. It disappeared from the dispatch box one evening when Hope was out for four hours. No-one in the house knew about the document, not even the Secretary’s wife, with whom he will not discuss his work. None of the servants could have guessed what was in the box.

The Adventure of the Resident Patient

The Adventure of The Resident Patient is one of 56 Sherlock Holmes short stories written by Sir Conan Doyle, best known for his novel A Study in Scarlet. It is one of 12 stories in the cycle collected as The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. Doyle ranked “The Adventure of the Resident Patient” eighteenth in a list of his nineteen favourite Sherlock Holmes stories.
In the story, Doctor Percy Trevelyan brings Holmes an unusual problem. Having been a brilliant student but a poor man, Dr. Trevelyan has found himself a participant in an unusual business arrangement. A man named Blessington, claiming to have some money to invest, has set Dr. Trevelyan up in premises with a prestigious address and paid all his expenses. **
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The Adventure of The Resident Patient is one of 56 Sherlock Holmes short stories written by Sir Conan Doyle, best known for his novel A Study in Scarlet. It is one of 12 stories in the cycle collected as The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. Doyle ranked “The Adventure of the Resident Patient” eighteenth in a list of his nineteen favourite Sherlock Holmes stories.
In the story, Doctor Percy Trevelyan brings Holmes an unusual problem. Having been a brilliant student but a poor man, Dr. Trevelyan has found himself a participant in an unusual business arrangement. A man named Blessington, claiming to have some money to invest, has set Dr. Trevelyan up in premises with a prestigious address and paid all his expenses.