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Alice, the Player

Ella must venture down a rabbit hole, but this is no wonderland…Ella and Alice are trying to forge a path with the men they love in a world reeling from the Great War and the influenza pandemic that left the countryside crawling with the undead.Then Alice goes missing without a trace, until the new vermin queen sends an invitation–Ella is welcome to try and rescue her friend before Elizabeth lets her subjects tear the housemaid apart.To save Alice, Ella must venture into a subterranean world ruled by her former step-mother. But does Elizabeth play to merely torment Ella, or is there a more sinister purpose? One tied to the endless wave of vermin spreading across Europe?Someone is going to lose this game and forfeit their head, but will it be Ella or Elizabeth?Elements of this novel are inspired by Alice in Wonderland. A fairytale retelling perfect for fans of Aya Ling, Marissa Meyer, Chanda Hahn and KM Shea.Keywords: young adult, historical fantasy, fairytale, fairy-tale retelling, Edwardian, zombies, romance

Alice Will

***Gods, monsters, and magic make and break the rules in the young adult fantasy Dreams of Chaos series. Inspired by the comedic fantasy worlds of Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, and Tom Holt, the adventure begins with teen demi-goddess Trotter taking on dark gods and chatty demons while being blamed for the very apocalypse she’s fighting to stop.***
Fourteen-year-old Trotter was still just trying to get the hang of the demi-godding business when the apocalypse began. In a world where the other gods have withdrawn from humanity, leaving mortals bitter toward magic, she immediately becomes the prime suspect when the world begins tearing itself apart through magical means. Trotter’s desperate search to prove her innocence leads her to a mysterious little girl named Alice with powers shockingly similar to her own. Apparently, not all of the gods had been as distant as they seemed…
Now, with everyone against her and the gods fighting amongst themselves, Trotter is on her own to stop a vengeful god from using Alice to destroy her world.

Akiri: The Scepter of Xarbaal

**Akiri is a blistering new heroic fantasy novel from the multiple award winning international bestsellers Brian D. Anderson and Steven Savile who have come together to create the first adrenalin-filled standalone novel in Akiri’s tortured world.**
Can one betrayal save a kingdom? Will two destroy it?
Acharia is a nation at war. Ruled by the Sorcerer King, Zemel, who believes himself to be invincible. And with a weapon created in the pits of hell by the god of death he might well be. The ancient Scepter of Xarbaal harnesses a magic capable of shattering the very foundations of the world. But such power is borne at a cost. Those who dare test their will against its ancient evil are doomed to madness. Before the Sorcerer King can raze his entire kingdom to the ground, those closest to him risk everything by betraying him. They steal the scepter, hoping to release him from its insidious influence. But for Zemel there is no such salvation.
Driven to the edge of madness by a need for vengeance against those who have wronged him and a thirst for fire and death that no amount of war can slake, the Sorcerer King is willing to tear the world asunder to recover his lost treasure. Paranoia means that Zemel trusts no one, but there is enough of the old king left inside his mind to still respect one man: Akiri.
The Dul’ Buhar are the deadliest of warriors, gifted extraordinary skills through the dark magic of their king, and Akiri is the greatest of them. His mind is as lethal as a steel trap, his blade twice as deadly. Born into a life of constant battle, he is unlike any man…which might just be his salvation. But if he succeeds on the mad king’s quest Akiri could bring about the death of the world.
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**The Scepter of Xarbaal is a brand new pulse-pounding edge-of-your-seat adventure in the spirit of the very best heroic fantasy of old, a must read for fans of RE Howard’s Conan, Joe Abercrombie’s Blade Itself and David Gemmell’s Legend. With its fusion of classic heroic fantasy and modern grit Akiri is sure to leave readers gasping for more.**

Afterlife (Second Eden Saga, #1)

A shadow fell over Amber Blackwood’s life the day her brother died, and only on the night he returned did she think it could be lifted.
Unfortunately for Amber, Toby’s mysterious reappearance doesn’t give her the peace she sought. It does gift her with a curse, bestowing powers on Amber no mortal should ever have. But like all curses, this one carries a heavy price, and soon Amber realizes the power she has may cost her dearly.
Chased from the mortal world by a madman in a mask and suit, Amber discovers a land beyond life, an immortal city called Afterlife so vast and ancient it spans eternity. Three factions vie for power in the sprawling metropolis, each one with their sights set on the mortal girl and the powerful curse she bears, while Amber just wants to find her brother and learn why he brought this curse only to abandon his sister to it. She has no friends in Afterlife and nowhere to run, and despite the dubious help of an infuriatingly charming rebel named Dino Cardona, her survival is anything but guaranteed. Amber’s enemies will do anything and kill anyone to harness her power, and if she can’t find her brother before the curse awakens, she could be the spark that will make both worlds burn.
Incredible magic, heart-pounding action, and strange and exotic characters make this urban fantasy series a must-read for any fan of supernatural and coming of age novels.

Advanced JavaScript

Gain a deeper understanding of JavaScript and apply it to build small applications in backend, frontend, and mobile frameworks.

Key Features

  • Explore the new ES6 syntax, the event loop, and asynchronous programming
  • Learn the test-driven development approach when building apps
  • Master advanced JavaScript concepts to enhance your web developments skill

    Book Description

    If you are looking for a programming language to develop flexible and efficient applications, JavaScript is an obvious choice. Advanced JavaScript is a hands-on guide that takes you through JavaScript and its many features, one step at a time. You’ll begin by learning how to use the new JavaScript syntax in ES6, and then work through the many other features that modern JavaScript has to offer. As you progress through the chapters, you’ll use asynchronous programming with callbacks and promises, handle browser events, and perform Document Object Model (DOM) manipulation. You’ll…

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    (WARNING: Contains violence, strong language and adult content)
    As war rages on across the galaxy, a diplomatic mission turns into a desperate fight for survival.
    Captain Peter Fromm: Fromm and his Warp Marines face old enemies and new threats inside a colossal space habitat ruled by a mysterious alien civilization. Their lives and the fate of their country hang in the balance.
    Heather McClintock: The CIA operative faces her toughest opponents yet: a race of decadent immortals with godlike powers and murderous urges. Her only weapon is an untried new technology with lethal side effects.
    Major Lisbeth Zhang: The fighter pilot risks her very soul when she makes contact with entities from the depths of warp space. Her choices may lead humanity towards a golden age – or eternal damnation.
    Corporal Russell Edison: Russell just wanted to travel across the galaxy, meet exotic aliens, and shoot them. These new ETs want to play with Charlie Company, and they are about to find out that Marines only play to win.

    Acca

    “The third book in the series is a must read! From the nonstop action, to the snark, to the comical antics of Myla’s tail, to Myla’s hot-and-heavy (and frequently interrupted) inner lust demon… this book is definitely going on my keeper shelf!” – The Novel Lady BlogIn just one week, supernatural warrior Myla Lewis must discover enough evidence to send the evil House of Acca to prison… or she’ll end up in jail herself, along with her fiancé, Prince Lincoln. No pressure.To gather proof, Myla and Lincoln go undercover at an all-girl’s high school on Earth. Lincoln acts as the new gym teacher; Myla becomes the school’s least popular transfer student ever. To stop them from getting the goods, Acca releases Hell on Earth. Literally. Good thing Myla and Lincoln aren’t afraid of a tough fight. This one promises to be the hardest yet. After all, who ever said high school wasn’t hell?”This was the perfect continuation of an amazing series.” – Don’t Judge, ReadPublisher’s Note: Christina Bauer is a non-linear thinker who came up with ARMAGEDDON and then went back and wrote some earlier books. This is why you’ll see ARMAGEDDON (Book 7) and the Offspring series available before THE BRUTAL TIME (Book 6). We’ve told her to stop this practice, but she keeps giving us lewd hand gestures in response. Apologies in advance for any inconvenience. Don’t Miss These Series From Christina Bauer- Fairy Tales of the Magicorum, a series of modern fairy tales with sass, action, and romance- Beholder, where a medieval farm girl discovers necromancy and true love – Dimension Drift, a dystopian adventure with science, snark, and hot aliens- Angelbound, about a quasi (part human and part demon) girl who loves to kick butt in Purgatory’s Arena as outlined below…Angelbound OriginsIn which Myla Lewis kicks ass and takes names. Nuff said..5 Duty Bound – a prequel from Prince Lincoln1. Angelbound1.5 Lincoln – the events of Angelbound as told by Prince Lincoln 2. Scala 3. Acca 4. Thrax 5. The Dark Lands 6. The Brutal Time (Fall 2019) 7. Armageddon (already here, long story!) Angelbound OffspringThe next generation takes on Heaven, Hell, and everything in between1. Maxon 2. Portia3. Zinnia (Summer 2019)4. Kaps (Summer 2020)5. Huntress (Summer 2021) Angelbound WorldsInside stories about your fav characters1. Xavier (Spring 2020)2. Cissy (Spring 2021)Get your FREE copy of Christina’s novella, BEVERLY HILLS VAMPIRE, when you sign up for her personal newsletter: https://tinyurl.com/bauersbooks ***Not available in stores***

    A Tour of C++

    The C++11 standard allows programmers to express ideas more clearly, simply, and directly, and to write faster, more efficient code. Bjarne Stroustrup, the designer and original implementer of C++, thoroughly covers the details of this language and its use in his definitive reference, *The C++ Programming Language, Fourth Edition*.
     
    In ***A Tour of C++***, Stroustrup excerpts the overview chapters from that complete reference, expanding and enhancing them to give an experienced programmer–in just a few hours–a clear idea of what constitutes modern C++. In this concise, self-contained guide, Stroustrup covers most major language features and the major standard-library components–not, of course, in great depth, but to a level that gives programmers a meaningful overview of the language, some key examples, and practical help in getting started.
     
    Stroustrup presents the C++ features in the context of the programming styles they support, such as object-oriented and generic programming. His tour is remarkably comprehensive. Coverage begins with the basics, then ranges widely through more advanced topics, including many that are new in C++11, such as move semantics, uniform initialization, lambda expressions, improved containers, random numbers, and concurrency. The tour ends with a discussion of the design and evolution of C++ and the extensions added for C++11.
     
    This guide does not aim to teach you how to program (see Stroustrup’s *Programming: Principles and Practice Using C++* for that); nor will it be the only resource you’ll need for C++ mastery (see Stroustrup’s *The C++ Programming Language, Fourth Edition* , for that). If, however, you are a C or C++ programmer wanting greater familiarity with the current C++ language, or a programmer versed in another language wishing to gain an accurate picture of the nature and benefits of modern C++, you can’t find a shorter or simpler introduction than this tour provides.

    A Tour of C++

    The C++11 standard allows programmers to express ideas more clearly, simply, and directly, and to write faster, more efficient code. Bjarne Stroustrup, the designer and original implementer of C++, thoroughly covers the details of this language and its use in his definitive reference, *The C++ Programming Language, Fourth Edition*.   In ***A Tour of C++*** , Stroustrup excerpts the overview chapters from that complete reference, expanding and enhancing them to give an experienced programmer–in just a few hours–a clear idea of what constitutes modern C++. In this concise, self-contained guide, Stroustrup covers most major language features and the major standard-library components–not, of course, in great depth, but to a level that gives programmers a meaningful overview of the language, some key examples, and practical help in getting started.   Stroustrup presents the C++ features in the context of the programming styles they support, such as object-oriented and generic programming. His tour is remarkably comprehensive. Coverage begins with the basics, then ranges widely through more advanced topics, including many that are new in C++11, such as move semantics, uniform initialization, lambda expressions, improved containers, random numbers, and concurrency. The tour ends with a discussion of the design and evolution of C++ and the extensions added for C++11.   This guide does not aim to teach you how to program (see Stroustrup’s *Programming: Principles and Practice Using C++* for that); nor will it be the only resource you’ll need for C++ mastery (see Stroustrup’s *The C++ Programming Language, Fourth Edition* , for that). If, however, you are a C or C++ programmer wanting greater familiarity with the current C++ language, or a programmer versed in another language wishing to gain an accurate picture of the nature and benefits of modern C++, you can’t find a shorter or simpler introduction than this tour provides.

    A Thousand Cuts

    **A stunning debut novel that unravels the hidden story behind a school shooting**
    It should be an open-and-shut case. Samuel Szajkowski, a recently hired history teacher, walked into a school assembly with a gun and murdered three students and a colleague before turning the weapon on himself. It was a tragedy that could not have been predicted. Szajkowski, it seems clear, was a psychopath beyond help. Yet as Detective Inspector Lucia May- the only woman in her high-testosterone office in the Criminal Investigations Department-begins to piece together the testimonies of the various witnesses, an uglier and more complex picture emerges, calling into question the innocence of others. But no one, including Lucia’s boss, is interested.
    As the pressure to close the case builds and her colleagues’ sexism takes a sinister turn, Lucia begins to realize that she has more in common with the killer than she could have imagined, and she becomes deter­mined to expose the truth. Brilliantly interweaving the witnesses’ accounts with Lucia’s own perspective, *A Thousand Cuts* is a narrative tour de force from a formidable new voice in fiction.

    A Tale of Two Cities

    After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille the aging Dr Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. There two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette. From the tranquil lanes of London, they are all drawn against their will to the vengeful, bloodstained streets of Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror and soon fall under the lethal shadow of La Guillotine.

    A New Kind of Monster

    **The horrific and astonishing true story of the double life of Russell Williams, who was at once a respected figure in the Canadian military and a ruthless sado-sexual serial criminal and murderer.** A model officer and elite pilot, Colonel Russell Williams was trusted with flying international dignitaries including Queen Elizabeth, as well as commanding Canada’s most important military airbase. Yet his dark and violent secret life included breaking into 82 homes of girls and women; thefts of vast amounts of lingerie (which he dressed in); two bizarre sexual assaults that left an uncomprehending Ontario village on a knife’s-edge; and eventually, two rape-murders. In *A New Kind of Monster* , veteran *Globe and Mail* crime reporter Tim Appleby chronicles a true story that could have been lifted from the darkest pages of pulp fiction, one that offers fascinating–and troubling–insights on human psychopathology.

    A Demon’s Due

    The Metal Library has relocated itself. Morgett Blackmantle, a powerful Ra’Ak, is seeking its new location. A scholar is hired to research potential hiding places for the library. When the scholar is killed for the information he holds, Kory, Lexsi and the scholar’s son are drawn into the search for Morgett and his allies. These three, along with their friends, have to prevent Morgett from bringing death and chaos to Australia, while leaving the timeline intact and undisturbed. For committing terrible murders, Morgett has no idea that his demise may be A Demon’s Due…

    A Closed and Common Orbit

    **A** * ** Publishers Weekly ** ** *”Best Books of 2017″ pick!**
    **Nominated for the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novel!**
    **Shortlisted for the 2017 Arthur C. Clarke Award!**
    **Winner of the Prix Julia-Verlanger!**
    Embark on an exciting, adventurous, and dangerous journey through the galaxy with the motley crew of the spaceship *Wayfarer* in this fun and heartwarming space opera – the sequel to the acclaimed *The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet*.
    Lovelace was once merely a ship’s artificial intelligence. When she wakes up in a new body, following a total system shutdown and reboot, she has no memory of what came before. As Lovelace learns to negotiate the universe and discover who she is, she makes friends with Pepper, an excitable engineer, who’s determined to help her learn and grow.
    Together, Pepper and Lovey will discover that no matter how vast space is, two people can fill it together.
    *The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet* introduced listeners to the incredible world of Rosemary Harper, a young woman with a restless soul and secrets to keep. When she joined the crew of the *Wayfarer* , an intergalactic ship, she got more than she bargained for – and learned to live with, and love, her ragtag collection of crewmates.
    *A Closed and Common Orbit* is the stand-alone sequel to that beloved debut novel and is perfect for fans of *Firefly* , Joss Whedon, *Mass Effect* , and *Star Wars*.

    A Carpathian Campaign: The Powers Book 1

    War rumors stalk Europe, but István Eszterházy has other concerns. Or so he thinks.
    The Powers—ancient creatures living on the very energy of the land. Allied with the Houses, together the Powers and Houses have guided parts of Europe for a thousand years and more, humans, HalfDragons, and True-dragons working as one. But other forces shift, movements of peoples and of pride. István ignores them, intent on his military duties and his forthcoming wedding. War waits for no man, and the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand turns rumor into red war, setting Power against Power and House against House. And war is not what István imagined.
    How can he survive this new world and protect his new family and his House? He must find a way, even as he begins a delicate dance with the Powers, that of his House and some far older and much more dangerous.
    István’s world is changing. He will survive this new campaign, or die trying.