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Warlords: Saga

The ancient Antarian scrolls speak of legends regarding a female warrior from an unknown house.
The life blood from the Beast of the Valley of Trenches can bring fortitude to the new Empress of Antares.

Follow along on this magical quest in search for the ancient texts and discover the mysteries of the Kron’Shulooka,
or Blood Spirit.Their hope is that the ancient writings will hold the clues of what must be done.

Prepare yourselves, the Warlords are coming…

(source: Bol.com)

Warleggan

Cornovaglia, 1792. Mentre l’Europa viene spazzata dai nuovi venti di guerra prodotti dalla Rivoluzione francese, sulle coste dell’Inghilterra Ross e Demelza Poldark, dopo un lungo periodo di difficoltà e amarezze, sembrano poter finalmente voltare pagina: lei si prende cura del piccolo Jeremy, e intanto il marito si butta anima e corpo in una nuova avventura mineraria con il cugino Francis. L’impresa, però, non è senza rischi e – soprattutto in quell’attività estrattiva che affonda nelle viscere della terra – il successo economico o il collasso finanziario dipendono da una varietà di circostanze, non sempre prevedibili. Così, quando il destino colpisce i Poldark con un’inattesa tragedia, la prospettiva della bancarotta si fa più concreta che mai. È in queste drammatiche circostanze che l’antica passione di Ross per Elizabeth torna a divampare, trascinandolo oltre i limiti della ragione, mentre Demelza, umiliata e in preda a sentimenti di vendetta, comincia a cedere all’insistente corteggiamento di un fascinoso ufficiale scozzese. Ogni cosa, nelle loro vite, sembra allora poter rovinare da un momento all’altro. Tanto più che l’ombra cupa del potente nemico, George Warleggan, questa volta si allunga fino a lambire le zone più intime e segrete del cuore di Ross. Tinte fosche, tormenti d’amore, imperituri valori di un eroe d’altri tempi: con il quarto episodio della saga di Poldark prosegue il grande romanzo storico di Winston Graham.

(source: Bol.com)

Warhead

A high-octane, near-future thriller for fans of [Andy McNab](https://www.fantasticfiction.com/m/andy-mcnab/) and [Matthew Reilly](https://www.fantasticfiction.com/r/matthew-reilly/).
It is the future. The earth has been devastated by a nuclear holocaust, and humanity is trapped under the iron fist of a new world government. But the promises of salvation are lies, and a fate even more terrible awaits mankind. The secret organization known as SPIRAL, the last line of defense against global chaos, has been forced underground. They are powerless, it seems, against the might and propaganda of the military. And now, it appears that SPIRAL has been betrayed by one of its own. Only Carter, their toughest agent, might prevent SPIRAL’s most guarded secret from falling into the hands of the enemy. But not even Carter has faced an enemy who is prepared to destroy the entire planet.

War Porn

**”One of the best and most disturbing war novels in years.” 
***—The Wall Street Journal
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“War porn,” *n*. Videos, images, and narratives featuring graphic violence, often brought back from combat zones, viewed voyeuristically or for emotional gratification. Such media are often presented and circulated without context, though they may be used as evidence of war crimes.**

War porn is also, in Roy Scranton’s searing debut novel, a metaphor for the experience of war in the age of the War on Terror, the fracturing and fragmentation of perspective, time, and self that afflicts soldiers and civilians alike, the global networks and face-to-face moments that suture our fragmented lives together. In *War Porn* three lives fit inside one another like nesting dolls: a restless young woman at an end-of-summer barbecue in Utah; an American soldier in occupied Baghdad; and Qasim al-Zabadi, an Iraqi math professor, who faces the US invasion of his country with fear, denial, and perseverance. As *War Porn *cuts from America to Iraq and back again, as home and hell merge, we come to see America through the eyes of the occupied, even as we see Qasim become a prisoner of the occupation. Through the looking glass of *War Porn*, Scranton reveals the fragile humanity that connects Americans and Iraqis, torturers and the tortured, victors and their victims.
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**Praise for *War Porn***
“Forceful and unsettling.” 
**—Michiko Kakutani, *The New York Times***
“One of the best and most disturbing war novels in years.” 
***—The Wall Street Journal ***
“*War Porn* offers a view of the American military unlike anything else written about Iraq or Afghanistan. The book offers a guided meditation on Iraq certain to force long overdue introspection on how we think about the war, those who fought it and the Americans and Iraqis it affected. Though *War Porn* doesn’t set out to change anyone’s mind, it’s impossible to read it without reconsidering how you think about Iraq and our treatment of those who served.”
**—New Republic **
“To read Scranton is to engage with a powerful intellect.”
**—*Los Angeles Review of Books***
“What impresses is the brutal immediacy of the writing, its authority. Roy Scranton is a truth telling war writer.”
**—E.L. Doctorow, National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of *Ragtime* and *****The March***
“Roy Scranton’s searingly honest first novel is surreal, ultra-real, and like everything he writes from the heart. This examination of the tragedy of what happened in Iraq reaches out to touch of all us. A brilliant literary achievement.”
**—Jeff VanderMeer, author of the Southern Reach trilogy **
“Powerful, engaging, heartrending, corrosive and unyielding.”
**—Joyce Carol Oates
**”I have never read a book like *War Porn*. Roy Scranton writes with unnerving power. There is much to admire here—the meticulous craftsmanship, the hysterical comic passages, the way the sheer audacity of vision is matched at every turn by the innovative skill to carry it out—but what I’m left with at the end is difficult to put into words. It’s intense and troubling. It’s what all truly excellent literature leaves you with. A sense of something shattering.”
**—Phil Klay, National Book Award-winning author of *Redeployment
***”*War Porn* is dire, savage, and brilliant, a simmering fever-dream of a novel that’s as pure and true in its vision of the long war as anything I’ve read. Roy Scranton is merciless—and why should he be anything but? War’s corruption soaks through every layer of life, and *War Porn* drives home that truth with unflinching, and ultimately harrowing, honesty.”
**—Ben Fountain, author of *Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
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“Scranton, a US veteran with an unusually poetic ear, captures the Beckettian banter—as well as trauma—of modern soldiering. *War Porn* rewards repeated reading.”
**—*The Spectator *(UK)**
“In writing *War Porn*, Scranton has produced a literary work that doesn’t just describe the outrages of the war, but punches them into the American gut. *War Porn* contains some of the most significant and original writing on deployment to be found in contemporary American literature about the Iraq War.”
**—The Intercept ** 
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**”[Scranton] has a real aesthetic skill and is moved by a genuine sympathy for humanity. Roy Scranton’s *War Porn* expresses and helps advance the profound social anger that is emerging amidst the rumble of a society devastated by imperialist war.”
**—World Socialist Web Site**
“Roy Scranton’s *War Porn* is not a book you read once and put away. You read it, think about it, then read it again. Between its covers awaits a fracture in our cultural assumptions about war.”
***—Consequence Magazine***
“Brilliant.”
**—The Rumpus
**”[*War Porn* raises] interesting questions about the nature of those who demand and those who supply. Scranton is a gifted writer .”
**—Electric Literature **
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***”This book is truly unique—true in its fidelity to fact, unique in the depth of its empathy. In prose that rises to aphoristic, coruscating brilliance, Iraq vet Roy Scranton has painted, in words, the equivalent of Goya’s war etchings. A rare and genuine masterpiece.”
**—Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya, author of *The Watch* and *The Storyteller of Marrakesh
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“A harrowing novel of the Iraq invasion and occupation, *War Porn* exposes the dark heart of that war for all to see. Brilliant and stark, *War Porn *is that rare book that demands to be read out of sheer significance—a stunning accomplishment.”
**—Matt Gallagher, author of *Youngblood***
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***”Roy Scranton’s four years of service in the U.S. Army lend his work an undeniable authority, but it’s his ability to address multiple sides of the conflict that proves exceptional, coloring his fiction with a rare empathy.”
***—The Village Voice*** 
“[*War Porn* is] a different kind of Iraq War novel, for sure, but it’s not just that. It’s an expression of Scranton’s philosophy about telling new, different stories as a means of survival.”
**—The Millions** ***
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“[A] fierce debut . . . Scranton delivers a poetic sensibility and a staccato writing style, and the result is a no-holds-barred amalgam of plotlines that is especially tragic given all that we now know about the wrenching mess that is today’s Iraq.”
***—Booklist 
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“Scranton’s provocative debut novel lucidly captures the fractured perspectives of war. Scranton writes with honesty and authority about a complicated clash of weapons, politics, and culture. [*War Porn*] is an unflinching, and sometimes difficult, examination of humanity during wartime.” 
***—Publishers Weekly *** 
“An uncompromising look at the trauma of war.”
***—Library Journal
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“A kaleidoscopic view of war experience . . . Scranton’s literary skill and fierceness of vision make him a stout antagonist for anyone who wants to take him on.”
**—Time Now**

“Necessary.”
**—scene4 magazine* ***
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**”One of the best and most disturbing war novels in years.” 
***—The Wall Street Journal
***
“War porn,” *n*. Videos, images, and narratives featuring graphic violence, often brought back from combat zones, viewed voyeuristically or for emotional gratification. Such media are often presented and circulated without context, though they may be used as evidence of war crimes.**

War porn is also, in Roy Scranton’s searing debut novel, a metaphor for the experience of war in the age of the War on Terror, the fracturing and fragmentation of perspective, time, and self that afflicts soldiers and civilians alike, the global networks and face-to-face moments that suture our fragmented lives together. In *War Porn* three lives fit inside one another like nesting dolls: a restless young woman at an end-of-summer barbecue in Utah; an American soldier in occupied Baghdad; and Qasim al-Zabadi, an Iraqi math professor, who faces the US invasion of his country with fear, denial, and perseverance. As *War Porn *cuts from America to Iraq and back again, as home and hell merge, we come to see America through the eyes of the occupied, even as we see Qasim become a prisoner of the occupation. Through the looking glass of *War Porn*, Scranton reveals the fragile humanity that connects Americans and Iraqis, torturers and the tortured, victors and their victims.

The War of the Worlds

HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. “For a time I believed that mankind had been swept out of existence, and that I stood there alone, the last man left alive.” When a strange, meteor-like object lands

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War of the Twins

One hundred years have passed since the fiery Cataclysm that changed the face of Krynn forever. For one hundred years, the people of Krynn have struggled to survive. But for some, those one hundred years have passed in the blink of an eye.
Catapulted forward in time by Raistlin’s powerful magic, Caramon and Crysania find themselves aiding the mage’s unholy quest to master the Queen of Darkness. To his dismay, Raistlin discovers along the way that the annals of Time are not so easily bent to his will. Neither are the longings of his heart.

War of Eagles

The explosion of a Chinese freighter in Charleston Harbor is the first sign that someone is capping Chinese interests abroad. Now under the control of the Pentagon, Op-Center is unsure of its own future-but must root out the cause of the attacks before the entire world is affected.

War by Other Means

War by Other Means: An Insider’s Account of the War on Terror by John Yoo
John Yoo, the key legal architect of the Bush administration’s response to 9/11, delivers a fascinating insider account of the War on Terror. While America reeled from the cataclysmic events of September 11, 2001, Yoo and a skeletal staff of the Office of Legal Counsel found themselves on the phone with the White House. In a series of memos, Yoo offered his legal opinions on the president’s authority to respond, and in the process had an almost unmatched impact on America’s fight against terrorism. His analysis led to many of the Bush administration’s most controversial policies, including detention at Guantanamo Bay, coercive interrogation, military trials for terrorists, preemptive attacks, and the National Security Agency’s wiretapping program. In fascinating detail, Yoo takes us inside the corridors of power and examines specific cases, from John Walker Lindh and Jose Padilla to an American al-Qaeda leader assassinated by a CIA pilotless drone in the deserts of Yemen. In a midterm election year, when the controversies over the president’s handling of the War on Terror are sure to wage more forcefully than ever before, John Yoo’s *War by Other Means* is set to become one of the fall’s most talked about books.

War and peace

War and Peace by Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy
War and Peace is a novel by Leo Tolstoy, first published from 1865 to 1869 in Russkii Vestnik, which tells the story of Russian society during the Napoleonic Era. It is usually described as one of Tolstoy’s two major masterpieces (the other being Anna Karenina) as well as one of the world’s greatest novels. War and Peace offered a new kind of fiction, with a great many characters caught up in a plot that covered nothing less than the grand subjects indicated by the title, combined with the equally large topics of youth, marriage, age, and death. Though it is often called a novel today, it broke so many conventions of the form that it was not considered a novel in its time. Indeed, Tolstoy himself considered Anna Karenina (1878) to be his first attempt at a novel in the European sense.

War Against The Mafia

No one ever before dared defy THE MAFIA. . . but THE EXECUTIONER not only defies them, he kills, maims, and tries to destroy them piece by piece, with his Vietnam-trained tactics. . . using his knowledge of jungle warfare in his one-man crusade to wipe out the evil web of organized crime in America.

War

SUMMARY: From the author of The Perfect Storm, a gripping book about Sebastian Junger’s almost-fatal year with the 2nd battalion of the American Army.They were known as “The Rock.” For one year, in 2007-2008, Sebastian Junger accompanied a single platoon of thirty men from the storied 2nd battalion of the U.S. Army, as they fought their way through a remote valley in Eastern Afghanistan. Over the course of five trips, Junger was in more firefights than he can count, men he knew were killed or wounded, and he himself was almost killed. His relationship with these soldiers grew so close that they considered him part of the platoon, and he enjoyed an access and a candidness that few, if any, journalists ever attain.War is a narrative about combat: the fear of dying, the trauma of killing and the love between platoon-mates who would rather die than let each other down.Gripping, honest, intense, War explores the neurological, psychological and social elements of combat, and the incredible bonds that form between these small groups of men. This is not a book about Afghanistan or the ‘War on Terror’; it is a book about the universal truth of all men, in all wars. Junger set out to answer what he thought of as the ‘hand grenade question’: why would a man throw himself on a hand grenade to save other men he has probably known for only a few months? The answer elusive but profound, and goes to the heart of what it means not just to be a soldier, but to be human.

Wanted Woman

EDITORIAL REVIEW: She skidded into town on a bike too powerful for most men, with ten thousand dollars in her saddlebag and a bullet wound in her shoulder. Maggie Randolph was searching for something and running from someone. But she didn’t plan on running into a man she could trust…. Timber Falls’ deputy sheriff Jesse Tanner had to convince the daredevil beauty that he’d protect her. But first he’d have to catch her–before it was too late. Jesse was sexy as sin, and chivalrous to boot. But Maggie wasn’t exactly playing by the books in her search for the truth about her father’s murder and her own adoption. Could she share her secrets with Jesse and find solace in his arms for good?

Wallace W. Abbey: A Life in Railroad Photography

From the late 1940s on, Wallace W. Abbey masterfully combined journalistic and artistic vision to transform everyday moments in transportation into magical photographs. Abbey, a photographer, journalist, historian, and railroad industry executive, helped people from many different backgrounds understand and appreciate what was often taken for granted: a world of locomotives, passenger trains, big-city terminals, small-town depots, and railroaders. During his lifetime he witnessed and photographed sweeping changes in the railroading industry from the steam era to the era of diesel locomotives and electronic communication. Wallace W. Abbey: A Life in Railroad Photography profiles the life and work of this legendary photographer and showcases the transformation of transportation and photography after World War II. Featuring more than 175 exquisite photographs in an oversized format, Wallace W. Abbey is an outstanding tribute to a gifted artist and the railroads he loved.

A Walk to Remember

SUMMARY: There was a time when the world was sweeter….when the women in Beaufort, North Carolina, wore dresses, and the men donned hats…. Every April, when the wind smells of both the sea and lilacs, Landon Carter remembers 1958, his last year at Beaufort High. Landon had dated a girl or two, and even once sworn that he’d been in love. Certainly the last person he thought he’d fall for was Jamie, the shy, almost ethereal daughter of the town’s Baptist minister….Jamie, who was destined to show him the depths of the human heart-and the joy and pain of living. The inspiration for this novel came from Nicholas Sparks’s sister: her life and her courage. From the internationally bestselling author Nicholas Sparks, comes his most moving story yet….

Walden and on the Duty of Civil Disobedience

SUMMARY: Thoreau, a sturdy individualist and nature lover, lived a spare existence in a wooden hut on the edge of Walden Pond near Concord, Massachusetts, from 1845 to 1847. “Walden” is a record of his experiment in a simple life and his contemplation of the wonders of nature and the ways of man. This book includes the famous essay, “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience, ” a selection of his poetry and a new introduction by W.S. Merwin.

Waking Up Naked

Carl has a plan. After months spent staring at Miles Kavanagh and admiring him from afar, he’s finally going to do something about his crush on his boss. An office party provides Carl with the perfect opportunity to make his move on the older man. All he needs to do now is get a bit of Dutch courage inside him. Or maybe a lot of Dutch courage…
Falling asleep in his boss’s bed might have been part of Carl’s plan—but waking up naked in that bed the following morning, with no memory of how he come to be that way, really wasn’t on his agenda. Could he really have forgotten one of the most important nights of his life?