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Yendi

***Ingram*** Vlad Taltos tells the story of his early days in the House Jhereg, how he found himself in a Jhereg war, and how he fell in love with the wonderful woman, Yendi, who killed him.

Wylt: The Blood Lake Chronicles, #1

A cross between a modern Jane Eyre and traditional dark fairy tales, Wylt is book one of The Blood Lake Chronicles, a paranormal gothic romance series with a new twist on vampire and fae mythology. Rosa Wylt’s plans are cut short when she receives a summons to return to Gwaed Lyn, an ancient mansion in the Lake District, and the center of all her childhood nightmares. The Wylt family has always served the mysterious, wealthy Vanes but Rosa is determined to break free of the bonds that have tied both families together for centuries. Searching through her family’s history, she discovers letters of the doomed love affair of a Vane ancestor…one that has an uncanny resemblance to Balthasar, the eldest Vane that she cannot help being drawn to. Balthasar Vane is haunted by a past of violence. As the enforcer for his family and heir to his father’s kingdom, there is no room for weakness in any area of his life; that includes his growing feelings for Rosa Wylt. The Vanes are forbidden to touch the Wylts, but Balthasar draws Rosa into a world of dark passion, bloodthirsty immortals, and a war that has been raging with the Seelie Fae for centuries. The Queen of the Seelies want the Vanes to suffer, and for her revenge, she will break their world apart. The Blood Lake Chronicles WyltBlaise *Note* The Blood Lake Chronicles is an unofficial spin off series that has a character, Eldon Blaise, that you meet in The Firebird Fairytales. However, these series can be read separately.

The Wrecker

In *The Chase* , Clive Cussler introduced an electrifying new hero, the tall, lean, no-nonsense detective Isaac Bell, who, driven by his sense of justice, travels early-twentieth-century America pursuing thieves and killers . . . and sometimes criminals much worse.
It is 1907, a year of financial panic and labor unrest. Train wrecks, fires, and explosions sabotage the Southern Pacific Railroad’s Cascades express line and, desperate, the railroad hires the fabled Van Dorn Detective Agency. Van Dorn sends in his best man, and Bell quickly discovers that a mysterious saboteur haunts the hobo jungles of the West, a man known as the Wrecker, who recruits accomplices from the down-and-out to attack the railroad, and then kills them afterward. The Wrecker traverses the vast spaces of the American West as if he had wings, striking wherever he pleases, causing untold damage and loss of human life. Who is he? What does he want? Is he a striker? An anarchist? A revolutionary determined to displace the “privileged few”? A criminal mastermind engineering some as yet unexplained scheme?
Whoever he is, whatever his motives, the Wrecker knows how to create maximum havoc, and Bell senses that he is far from done-that, in fact, the Wrecker is building up to a grand act unlike anything he has committed before. If Bell doesn’t stop him in time, more than a railroad could be at risk-it could be the future of the entire country.
Filled with intricate plotting and dazzling set pieces, *The Wrecker* is one of the most entertaining thrillers in years.

Wrath Knight

The King Below, Enemy of the World, is dead. Will his successor save the world…or rule it? Jacob Riverson was once the greatest hero of an age. Cut down during what should have been the final battle against the King Below, he was condemned to centuries of torment as a Wraith Knight in the service of said monster. With the destruction of his master, Jacob finds his free will returning and discovers he is in a world torn by civil war between the King Below’s former slaves and the heroes who “saved” them. Joining forces with the overly-idealistic but brilliant warrior Regina Whitetremor, Jacob must determine whether he has any place in the new world and whether his destiny is as a hero or monster.

Worth Waiting For

Twice in a lifetime?Craig isn’t one for having friends. In fact, he’s content being a loner until he meets new guy, Jason one summer’s day. Jason is everything Craig isn’t. Jason is handsome, athletic, and charismatic. But Jason also harbors a deep secret. Soon they form a fast friendship that changes into something much more. After an impromptu trip to visit Jason’s estranged gay brother, Craig reveals Jason’s dark secret and Jason vows to never see Craig again before he sends him away.Years pass and Craig moves on with his life. After a couple of bad relationships, he’s done with dating and finding Mr. Right. But when an older and more mature Jason steps back into his life looking to hookup again, he can’t help but wonder if there’s still a spark waiting to be relit between them.
(source: Bol.com)

Wolf’s Bane

The Commonwealth has won a great victory, smashing Wolfbane’s attempt to take Corinthian and driving Admiral Singh’s forces back into enemy space. Now, as the Wolves reel under the impact of their defeat – and powerful factions plot to take control of the government and military – Edward Stalker plans a final offensive to bring the Wolves to their knees.
But as mighty fleets clash in the inky darkness of space, infiltrators struggle to weaken a tottering edifice and both sides brace for the final confrontation, it all comes down to the last Terran Marines and a battle that will determine if the galaxy is to be united once again …
… Or thrown headlong back into a new Dark Age.

The Winter King: A Novel of Arthur

**From Bernard Cornwell, the international bestselling author and master of historical fiction.** **In the Dark Ages, a legendary warrior arises to unite a divided land . . .** Uther, the High King of Britain, is dead. His only heir is the infant Mordred. Yet each of the country’s lesser kings seek to claim the crown for themselves. While they squabble and spoil for war, a host of Saxon armies gather, preparing for invasion. But no one has counted on the fearsome warlord Arthur. Handed power by Merlin and pursuing a doomed romance with the beautiful Guinevere, Arthur knows he will struggle to unite the country – let alone hold back the Saxon enemy at the gates. Yet destiny awaits him . . . **The first of Bernard Cornwell’s Warlord Chronicles, *The Winter King* is a brilliant retelling of the Arthurian legend, combining myth, history and thrilling battlefield action.**
**’Of all the books I have written these are my favourites’** **Bernard Cornwell**
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**’Spellbinding realism’ *The Times** ** *
### Recensione
That every Cornwell novel is better than the last, devotees have long taken for granted ( *The Times Literary Supplement* )
Bernard Cornwell writes with gritty realism ( *Daily Telegraph* )
Spellbinding ( *The Times* )
### Sinossi
**From Bernard Cornwell, the international bestselling author and master of historical fiction.** **In the Dark Ages, a legendary warrior arises to unite a divided land . . .** Uther, the High King of Britain, is dead. His only heir is the infant Mordred. Yet each of the country’s lesser kings seek to claim the crown for themselves. While they squabble and spoil for war, a host of Saxon armies gather, preparing for invasion. But no one has counted on the fearsome warlord Arthur. Handed power by Merlin and pursuing a doomed romance with the beautiful Guinevere, Arthur knows he will struggle to unite the country – let alone hold back the Saxon enemy at the gates. Yet destiny awaits him . . . **The first of Bernard Cornwell’s Warlord Chronicles, *The Winter King* is a brilliant retelling of the Arthurian legend, combining myth, history and thrilling battlefield action.**
**’Of all the books I have written these are my favourites’** **Bernard Cornwell**
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**’Spellbinding realism’ *The Times** *

Windows Server 2016: Domain Infrastructure

**The in-depth, authoritative reference for intermediate to advanced IT professionals.**
Windows Server 2016: Domain Infrastructure by William Stanek provides solutions, workarounds, tips, and insights for IT pros working with Windows Server 2016. This exhaustive and comprehensive work provides a deep dive into the operating system that will teach you how to squeeze every last bit of power and make the most of the features and programs available.
Inside this superbly organized guide, packed with expert advice, you’ll find hundreds of timesaving solutions for managing and maintaining Windows Server 2016. Topics covered in this book include:
Designing Active Directory Infrastructure
Managing and maintaining Accounts
Configuring Account Policies
Troubleshooting and resetting Accounts
Planning OUs, Domains and Forests
Managing Operations Masters and Global Catalogs
Delegating Authentication
Managing Domain and Forest Trusts
Managing Replication and Revising Site Design
Diagnosing and Resolving Trusts and Authentication Issues
Implementing Active Directory Domain Services
Deploying Read-only Domain Controllers
Monitoring and Troubleshooting Replication
Creating and Managing GPOs
Managing Group Policy Inheritance and Processing
Maintaining and Troubleshooting Group Policy
And Much, Much More!!
This book, Windows Server 2016: Domain Infrastructure, is designed to be used with other volumes in the Tech Artisans Library for Windows Server 2016, which together provide a definitive resource for all of the core features and enhancements in the operating system. Windows Server expert William Stanek doesn’t just show you the steps you need to follow, he tells you how features work, why you would want to configure them, and how you can optimize them to meet your needs.
Windows Server 2016 is Microsoft’s most powerful, versatile and fully featured operating system yet. Get this book and the others in the Tech Artisans Library to conquer it from the inside out. **
### Sinossi
**The in-depth, authoritative reference for intermediate to advanced IT professionals.**
Windows Server 2016: Domain Infrastructure by William Stanek provides solutions, workarounds, tips, and insights for IT pros working with Windows Server 2016. This exhaustive and comprehensive work provides a deep dive into the operating system that will teach you how to squeeze every last bit of power and make the most of the features and programs available.
Inside this superbly organized guide, packed with expert advice, you’ll find hundreds of timesaving solutions for managing and maintaining Windows Server 2016. Topics covered in this book include:
Designing Active Directory Infrastructure
Managing and maintaining Accounts
Configuring Account Policies
Troubleshooting and resetting Accounts
Planning OUs, Domains and Forests
Managing Operations Masters and Global Catalogs
Delegating Authentication
Managing Domain and Forest Trusts
Managing Replication and Revising Site Design
Diagnosing and Resolving Trusts and Authentication Issues
Implementing Active Directory Domain Services
Deploying Read-only Domain Controllers
Monitoring and Troubleshooting Replication
Creating and Managing GPOs
Managing Group Policy Inheritance and Processing
Maintaining and Troubleshooting Group Policy
And Much, Much More!!
This book, Windows Server 2016: Domain Infrastructure, is designed to be used with other volumes in the Tech Artisans Library for Windows Server 2016, which together provide a definitive resource for all of the core features and enhancements in the operating system. Windows Server expert William Stanek doesn’t just show you the steps you need to follow, he tells you how features work, why you would want to configure them, and how you can optimize them to meet your needs.
Windows Server 2016 is Microsoft’s most powerful, versatile and fully featured operating system yet. Get this book and the others in the Tech Artisans Library to conquer it from the inside out.
### L’autore
William Stanek, a recent nominee for a Lifetime Achievement award and past recipient of multiple awards recognizing his outstanding contributions and excellence in writing, was Microsoft Press’s leading writer for technical professionals for nearly 20 years and frequently contributed to Microsoft whitepapers and technical training documentation. Recently, William branched out and formed his own company, Stanek & Associates, to bring his many works for IT professionals to the world.

Windows Group Policy Troubleshooting

Find out how to isolate, understand, and solve problems encountered when managing users and PCs on Windows. Learn from a Microsoft MVP with many years’ experience supporting Windows users with their Group Policy issues. This book will help you face the complexity of real world hardware and software systems and the unpredictability of user behavior, so you can get to the heart of the problem and set it right. *Windows Group Policy Troubleshooting*  is your best-practice guide to Group Policy, showing you all that it can achieve, and how to repair problems when they occur. **What You’ll Learn** * Understand how Group Policy works * Take a simple step-by-step approach to troubleshooting problems * Apply Group Policy in Office applications * Absorb advanced Group Policy advice * See expert tips and tricks related to Group Policy
**Who This Book Is For** IT pros and system administrators are the audience for this book.

The Whorehouse Oracle

Triad brothers Tyron, Smythe, and Artim are sent back to Planet X in hopes of finding the whereabouts of the Shifter King. Along the way, Tyron plans to also seek out a rumored oracle, who could turn the tide in their war against the Xakarrians. Told not to follow myths and legends, Tyron looks anyway, knowing the oracle is out there and closer than many realize.

Khal has also been hidden away in Kazru’s whorehouse, made to sell his body to pay for Kazru’s protection. When the males he’d seen in his visions come for him, Khal wonders if it’s too good to be true. Feeling dirty and unclean, he doesn’t think he’s worthy enough to be claimed by a triad of Kannomite warriors, but in his heart, he hopes for just that.

None of them realize just how much they need the other until boundaries are tested and limits passed. Once the dust settles, they’ll either be bound for life, or their link will be severed forever.

(source: Bol.com)

A Werewolf Among Us

People – ordinary people – were afraid of Baker St. Cyr. Patiently the cyberdetective would explain that the computer half of his investigatory symbiosis did not “take over” when his human half joined with it. “A cyberdetective is part man and part computer, meshed as completely as the two can ever be. The highly microminiaturized components of the bio-computer remember and relate things in a perfectly mathematical manner that a human mind could never easily grasp, while the human half of the symbiote gives a perception of emotions and emotional motivations that the bio-computer could never comprehend. Together we make a precise and thorough detective unit.”

Warlock

1972 Paperback. A Lancer Science Fiction Original. Never before published

The Voice of Reason: Essays in Objectivist Thought

Between 1961, when she gave her first talk at the Ford Hall Forum in Boston, and 1981, when she gave the last talk of her life in New Orleans, **Ayn Rand** spoke and wrote about topics as varied as education, medicine, Vietnam, and the death of **Marilyn Monroe**. In **The Voice of Reason** , these pieces, written in the last decades of Rand’s life, are gathered in book form for the first time. With them are five essays by **Leonard Peikoff** , Rand’s longtime associate and literary executor. The work concludes with Peikoff’s epilogue, “My Thirty Years With Ayn Rand: An Intellectual Memoir,” which answers the question “What was Ayn Rand really like?” Important reading for all thinking individuals, Rand’s later writings reflect a life lived on principle, a probing mind, and a passionate intensity. This collection communicates not only Rand’s singular worldview, but also the penetrating cultural and political analysis to which it gives rise.

The Visitor

**” *The Visitor* offers an efficient mix of hard-boiled style with lots of lip and a revival of the classic locked-room mystery. . .Tight plotting, pace and high mileage.” ( *Guardian* )** Sergeant Amy Callan and Lieutenant Caroline Cooke have a lot in common.
Both were army high-flyers. Both were aquainted with Jack Reacher. Both were forced to resign from the service. **Now they’re both dead.** Found in their own homes, naked, in a bath full of paint.
Apparent victims of an army man. A loner, a smart guy with a score to settle, a ruthless vigilante. **A man just like Jack Reacher.** **Although the Jack Reacher novels can be read in any order, The Visitor is 4th in the series.** **
### Recensione
“Swift and brutal.”— *The New York Times*
“Reacher is one of the more interesting suspense heroes to come along in a while.”— *San Antonio Express News*
“A superior series.”— *The Washington Post Book World*
“A great read.”— *St. Petersburg Times*
“Spectacular…muscular, energetic prose and pell-mell pacing.”— *The Seattle Times*
“Jack Reacher, the wandering folk hero of Child’s superb line of thrillers faces a baffling puzzle in his latest adventure…a brain-teasing puzzle that gets put together piece by fascinating piece…and a central character with Robin Hood-like integrity and an engagingly eccentric approach to life.”— *Publishers Weekly*
“Deeply satisfying…plan to stay up long past bedtime and do some serious hyperventilating toward the end.”— *Kirkus Reviews*
“This fourth Reacher thriller is easily the best. The plot is a masterpiece. Reacher belongs at the same table with…Parker’s Spenser.”— *Booklist*
“With numerous plot twists and turns, Child puts Reacher through his paces brilliantly, arriving at an unusual solution. Highly recommended.”— *Library Journal*
### Descrizione del libro
Lee Child’s unputdownable thriller starring Jack Reacher features a chilling serial killer.

Villain

They ask me what it’s like to live with the people I’ve hunted down for years, under one roof. They ask me if the guilt lets me sleep at night. They ask me how the hateful, fearful stares make me feel.
*Powerful* , is what I say, because I know no other way of being. And I might be breaking on the inside, but I will never let them see.
My family is with me. I vowed to protect them and all the other innocent beings from the Council’s wrath. Now, I need to do whatever it takes to succeed, even if it means being a villain for the rest of my life.