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Witch Blood

SUMMARY: Water witch Isabelle Novak must form an uneasy alliance with earth witch Thomas Monahan to hunt and destroy a demon of tremendous power, even though Thomas’s very presence stirs deeper desires than she ever knew she had.

Witch & Wizard: The Gift

SUMMARY: When Whit & Wisty were imprisoned by the wicked forces of the totalitarian regime known as the New Order, they were barely able to escape with their lives. Now part of a hidden community of teens like themselves, Whit and Wisty have established themselves as leaders of the Resistance, willing to sacrifice anything to save kids kidnapped and brutally imprisoned by the New Order.But the One has other plans in store for them: He needs Wisty, for she is “The One Who Has the Gift.” While trying to figure out what that means, Whit and Wisty’s suspenseful adventures through Overworld and Shadowland lead to a jaw-dropping climax and conclusion: the highly-anticipated fulfillment of the heart-pounding opening prologue of book one… The Execution of the Allgoods.

Witch & Wizard: The Gift

When Whit & Wisty were imprisoned by the wicked forces of the totalitarian regime known as the New Order, they were barely able to escape with their lives. Now part of a hidden community of teens like themselves, Whit and Wisty have established themselves as leaders of the Resistance, willing to sacrifice anything to save kids kidnapped and brutally imprisoned by the New Order.
But the One has other plans in store for them: He needs Wisty, for she is “The One Who Has the Gift.” While trying to figure out what that means, Whit and Wisty’s suspenseful adventures through Overworld and Shadowland lead to a jaw-dropping climax and conclusion: the highly-anticipated fulfillment of the heart-pounding opening prologue of book one… *The Execution of the Allgoods.* *.*
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The Wit and Wisdom of Discworld

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For more than two decades, Terry Pratchett has been regaling readers with tales of Discworld—a flat world balanced on the backs of four elephants, which are standing on the back of a giant turtle, flying through space. It is a world populated by ineffectual wizards and sharp-as-tacks witches, by tired policemen and devious dictators, by reformed thieves and vampires who have sworn to drink no blood. It is a world that is vastly different from our own . . . except when it isn’t.
Now, in *The Wit and Wisdom of Discworld*, various nuggets of Pratchett’s witty commentary and sagacious observations have been compiled by Pratchett expert Stephen Briggs, a man who, they say, knows even more about Discworld than Terry Pratchett.
Within these pages, you’ll find musings on:
* *Interior decorating:* “It’s a fact known throughout the universes that no matter how carefully the colors are chosen, institutional decor ends up as either vomit green, unmentionable brown, nicotine yellow, or surgical appliance pink. By some little-understood process of sympathetic resonance, corridors painted in those colors always smell slightly of boiled cabbage—even if no cabbage is ever cooked in the vicinity.” (*Equal Rites*)
* *Travel:* “Any seasoned traveler soon learns to avoid anything wished on them as a ‘regional speciality,’ because all the term means is that the dish is so unpleasant the people living everywhere else will bite off their own legs rather than eat it. But hosts still press it upon distant guests anyway: ‘Go on, have the dog’s head stuffed with macerated cabbage and pork noses—it’s a regional speciality.'” (*The Last Continent*)
* *Young men:* “And then there was the young male walk. At least women swung only their hips. Young men swung everything, from the shoulders down. You have to try to occupy a lot of space. It makes you look bigger, like a tomcat fluffing his tail. The boys tried to walk big in self-defense against all those other big boys out there. I’m bad, I’m fierce, I’m cool, I’d like a pint of shandy and me mam wants me home by nine.” (*Monstrous Regiment*)
* *Class:* “‘Old money’ meant that it had been made so long ago that the black deeds that had originally filled the coffers were now historically irrelevant. Funny, that; a brigand for a father was something you kept quiet about, but a slave-taking pirate for a great-great-great-grandfather was something to boast of over the port. Time turned the evil bastards into rogues, and rogue was a word with a twinkle in its eye and nothing to be ashamed of.” (*Making Money*)
. . . and more! Culled from all the Discworld novels, *The Wit and Wisdom of Discworld* confirms Pratchett’s place in the pantheon of great satirists and proves why the *Chicago Tribune* has praised his Discworld as “entertaining and gloriously funny . . . an accomplishment nothing short of magical.”
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### Recensione
“When the least they could do to you was everything, then the most they could do to you suddenly held no terror.” –From, **Small Gods**
“A marriage is always made up of two people who are prepared to swear that only the other one snores.”
–From, **The Fifth Elephant**
*From the Hardcover edition.*
### Descrizione del libro
Favourite quotations from the Discworld canon
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The Wishing Trees

Almost a year after the death of his wife, former high-tech executive Ian finds a letter that will change his life. It contains Kate’s final wish-a plea for him to take their ten-year-old daughter, Mattie, on a trip across Asia, through the countries they had always planned to visit. Eager to honor the woman they loved, Ian and Mattie embark on an epic journey, leaving notes to Kate in “wishing trees” along the way, and encountering miracles large and small. And as they begin to find their way back to each other, they discover that healing is possible and love endures-lessons that Kate hoped to show them all along…
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### Recensione
“John Shors’ *The Wishing Tree* is an affecting and sensitively rendered study of grief and loss, the healing power of artistic expression, and the life- altering rewards of travel to distant lands. I was deeply moved by this poignant and life-affirming novel.”
-Wally Lamb, author of *She’s Come Undone* and *Wishin’ and Hopin’*
### Sinossi
Almost a year after the death of his wife, former high-tech executive Ian finds a letter that will change his life. It contains Kate’s final wish-a plea for him to take their ten-year-old daughter, Mattie, on a trip across Asia, through the countries they had always planned to visit. Eager to honor the woman they loved, Ian and Mattie embark on an epic journey, leaving notes to Kate in “wishing trees” along the way, and encountering miracles large and small. And as they begin to find their way back to each other, they discover that healing is possible and love endures-lessons that Kate hoped to show them all along…

Wireless

From Charles Stross, the Hugo Award-winning author of such groundbreaking and innovative novels as Accelerando, Halting State, and Saturn’s Children, comes a selection of speculative fiction, brought together for the first time in one collection, showcasing the limitless imagination of one of the twenty-first century’s most daring visionaries.
Stross’s fiction runs the gamut – from “Palimpsest,” a decidedly nontraditional time-travel novella original to this volume, to “Down on the Farm,” an adventure of hapless secret agent Bob Howard star of the Laundry novels, The Atrocity Archives and The Jennifer Morgue, here in print for the first time. Also included are “MAXOS,” a stunning example of the new flash-fiction form; his Locus Award-winning novella, “Missile Gap”; and “Unwirer,” a colaboration with Cory Doctorow seen here for the first time in its unabridged version. Rounding out the contents are “A Colder War,” “Rogue Farm,” “Trunk and Disorderly,” and “Snowball’s Chance,” four unique genre-bending tales that could only come from the mind of Charles Stross.
(source: Bol.com)

Winters’ Thaw

The holidays can be murder. Someone is out to kill Michaela Winters, but she has more important things to worry about. Arguing with her husband and when to tell him he’s going to be a father come to mind.
Brockridge Logan realizes the mistake he’s made and he’s willing to make amends. His solution is to whisk her away to their cabin up north where he can seduce and keep her safe.
When an ice storm closes the roads and traps them in the middle of nowhere for the duration of the holidays, a marriage will be mended. But will it be too late with a killer on the loose?

The Winter’s Tale

One of Shakespeare’s later plays, best described as a tragi-comedy, the play falls into two distinct parts. In the first Leontes is thrown into a jealous rage by his suspicions of his wife Hermione and his best-friend, and imprisons her and orders that her new born daughter be left to perish. The second half is a pastoral comedy with the “lost” daughter Perdita having been rescued by shepherds and now in love with a young prince. The play ends with former lovers and friends reunited after the apparently miraculous resurrection of Hermione.
John Pitcher’s lively introduction and commentary explores the extraordinary merging of theatrical forms in the play and its success in performance. As the recent Sam Mendes production at the Old Vic shows, this is a play that can work a kind of magic in the theatre.
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The Winter Ghosts

A haunting ghost story from the French mountains.The Great War took much more than lives. It robbed a generation of friends, lovers and futures. In Freddie Watson’s case, it took his beloved brother and, at times, his peace of mind. Unable to cope with his grief, Freddie has spent much of the time since in a sanatorium.In the winter of 1928, still seeking resolution, Freddie is travelling through the French Pyrenees – another region that has seen too much bloodshed over the years. During a snowstorm, his car spins off the mountain road. Shaken, he stumbles into the woods, emerging by a tiny village. There he meets Fabrissa, a beautiful local woman, also mourning a lost generation. Over the course of one night, Fabrissa and Freddie share their stories of remembrance and loss. By the time dawn breaks, he will have stumbled across a tragic mystery that goes back through the centuries.By turns thrilling, poignant and haunting, this is a story of two lives touched by war and transformed by courage.

Winter Gatherings: Casual Food to Enjoy with Family and Friends

SUMMARY: Looking for the perfect recipe to warm up a cold winter’s night? Making use of the hearty seasonal produce from root vegetables to apples, from leafy greens to lush pears, the recipes in Winter Gatherings bring winter’s flavors together perfectly. Award-winning cooking instructor Rick Rodgers brings you purposefully cozy and uncomplicated recipes that highlight the particular flavors and tempting aromas of the winter season. For a dinner with friends after singing carols in the snow, nibble on GruyÈre and Rosemary GougÈres in front of the fire. Follow those with a main course of Braised Short Ribs with Dark Beer and Root Vegetables and a dessert of Maple CrÉmes BrÛlÉes. You’ll find recipes perfect for Hanukkah dinners with loved ones, as they’ll clamor for Latkes with Apple-JalapeÑo Salsa, or a special Valentine’s Day made sweeter with a Chocolate and Orange Tart. Winter Gatherings has a complete selection of recipes for a festive holiday feast, whether you prefer the Rib Roast with Blue Cheese Crust or perhaps a not-so-traditional Baked Ham with Cranberry-Tangerine Glaze. There’s no better way to warm up the hearth this time of year than by sharing a hearty meal with your friends and family. With mouthwatering, soul-satisfying recipes and inspiring color photographs, Winter Gatherings will brighten your holiday table all season long.

Winter Garden

EDITORIAL REVIEW: ***Can a woman ever really know herself if she doesn’t know her mother? From the author of the smash-hit bestseller *Firefly Lane *and *True Colors *comes a powerful, heartbreaking novel that illuminates the intricate mother-daughter bond and explores the enduring links between the present and the past ***Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family apple orchard; the other followed a dream and traveled the world to become a famous photojournalist. But when their beloved father falls ill, Meredith and Nina find themselves together again, standing alongside their cold, disapproving mother, Anya, who even now, offers no comfort to her daughters. As children, the only connection between them was the Russian fairy tale Anya sometimes told the girls at night. On his deathbed, their father extracts a promise from the women in his life: the fairy tale will be told one last time—and all the way to the end. Thus begins an unexpected journey into the truth of Anya’s life in war-torn Leningrad, more than five decades ago. Alternating between the past and present, Meredith and Nina will finally hear the singular, harrowing story of their mother’s life, and what they learn is a secret so terrible and terrifying that it will shake the very foundation of their family and change who they believe they are.

Winter door

SUMMARY: In the midst of the worst winter on record, Rage is beset with worry. Her mother still hasn’t fully recovered from her car accident despite Rage’s successful quest for healing magic. Her stoic uncle seems to be having second thoughts about looking after her. The school bully, Logan, is increasingly malicious. And her only friend, Billy Thunder, is just a dog again. As if that weren’t enough, there’s something wild lurking in the woods around the farm. Do Rage’s dreams hint at a sinister threat to two worlds?From the Hardcover edition.

Wings

Laurel was mesmerized, staring at the pale things with wide eyes. They were terrifyingly beautiful—too beautiful for words. Laurel turned to the mirror again, her eyes on the hovering petals that floated beside her head. They looked almost like wings. In this extraordinary tale of magic and intrigue, romance and danger, everything you thought you knew about faeries will be changed forever.

Windup Stories

Stories from the world of The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi.

The Windup Girl

EDITORIAL REVIEW: *Winner of the 2010 Nebula Award for Best Novel* In this Time Magazine top 10 book of the year, Anderson Lake is a company man, AgriGen’s Calorie Man in Thailand. Under cover as a factory manager, Anderson combs Bangkok’s street markets in search of foodstuffs thought to be extinct, hoping to reap the bounty of history’s lost calories. There, he encounters Emiko. Emiko is the Windup Girl, a strange and beautiful creature. One of the New People, Emiko is not human; instead, she is an engineered being, creche-grown and programmed to satisfy the decadent whims of a Kyoto businessman, but now abandoned to the streets of Bangkok. Regarded as soulless beings by some, devils by others, New People are slaves, soldiers, and toys of the rich in a chilling near future in which calorie companies rule the world, the oil age has passed, and the side effects of bio-engineered plagues run rampant across the globe. What Happens when calories become currency? What happens when bio-terrorism becomes a tool for corporate profits, when said bio-terrorism’s genetic drift forces mankind to the cusp of post-human evolution? In The Windup Girl, award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi returns to the world of The Calorie Man; (Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award-winner, Hugo Award nominee, 2006) and Yellow Card Man (Hugo Award nominee, 2007) in order to address these poignant questions. This title has been nominated for both the Hugo and Nebula awards. This title was also on the best book lists of the year for Library Journal and Publishers Weekly.

The Winds of Dune

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With their usual skill, Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson have taken ideas left behind by Frank Herbert and filled them with living characters and a true sense of wonder. Where Paul of Dune picked up the saga directly after the events of Dune, The Winds of Dune begins after the events of Dune Messiah.

Paul has walked off into the sand, blind, and is presumed dead. Jessica and Gurney are on Caladan; Alia is trying to hold the Imperial government together with Duncan; Mohiam dead at the hands of Stilgar; Irulan imprisoned. Paul’s former friend, Bronso of Ix, now seems to be leading opposition to the House of Atreides. Herbert and Anderson’s newest book in this landmark series will concentrate on these characters as well the growing battle between Jessica, and her daughter, Alia.

At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

(source: Bol.com)