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The Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach

The necromancers Bauchelain and Korbal Broach – scourges of civilization, raisers of the dead, reapers of the souls of the living, devourers of hope, betrayers of faith, slayers of the innocent and modest personifications of evil – have a lot to answer for and answer they will, but first they must lie, murder and cheat their way through three more escapades in some of the deprived fringes and impoverished communities of the Malazan Empire. Much to the shame of their long-suffering general factotum, Emancipoor Reese…Here then – for readers’ delectation and entertainment – are those escapades, namely the novellas The Wurms of Blearmouth, The Crack’d Pot Trail and The Fiends of Nightmaria . . .

Tales From Watership Down

Tales from Watership Down by Richard Adams
**Watership Down** was one of this century’s best-loved works of imaginative literature. Now Richard Adams returns, to tell us what happened to the rabbits after their defeat of General Woundwort.
**Tales From Watership Down** begins with some of the great folk stories well known to all rabbits. Then we listen in as Dandelion, the rabbits’ master storyteller, relates the thrilling adventures experienced by Al-ahrairah, the mythical rabbit hero, and his stalwart, Rabscuttle, during the long journey home after their terrible encounter with the Black Rabbit of Inlé (as narrated in **Watership Down**). Finally, in the principal part of the book, we are told eight enchanting stories about the rabbits of the Down— Hazel, Fiver, Bigwig, and their companions—including the impact on the warren of the obsessive doe Flyairth, and the appointment of Hyzenthlay as a female Chief Rabbit and partner to Hazel.
All listners— the millions who remember **Watership Down** with the deepest affection, and also those for whom this volume will be their first encounter with the rabbits— will find these nineteen tales utterly compelling, the fruit of Richard Adams spellbinding narrative power and ability to conjure up a world that is at the same time both real and unreal.

The tale of the body thief

SUMMARY: “A wonderfully mesmerizing adventure, delving into the convoluted mind of one of modern fiction’s most famous anti-heroes, the vampire Lestat. Rice’s writing is elegant and thought-provoking and her story is a gem.”THE SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNEFor centuries Lestat has been a courted prince in the universe of the dead. Now he is alone and everything he once believed in seems false. So he embarks on a dangerous journey to destroy his doubts and loneliness forever….

The Tale of Oat Cake Crag

** The latest tale in the “charming” (*Publishers Weekly*) Beatrix Potter series! **
In the Lake District, noisy test flights of the new hydroplane are disrupting life in the village of Near Sawrey. Miss Beatrix Potter can barely hear herself think-which she needs to do for the new case she’s just taken up. Her friend Grace Lythecoe has been receiving some anonymous letters, threatening her good name.
Now Beatrix must proceed quietly, so as not to arouse village gossip. And while her visit to Near Sawrey has proven to be anything but quiet, there is yet another piece of business for Beatrix to address: that of her own future. When she’s offered a second chance at love, she decides that sometimes causing a disturbance can be well worth the trouble.

Taking Woodstock

Nel 1969 Elliot Tiber ha poco più di vent’anni, fa il decoratore a New York e durante i weekend da una mano al motel di famiglia, nel paesino di Bethel, non lontano da Woodstock. Gay non dichiarato, vittima di una “tipica” madre ebrea autoritaria e castrante, sembra destinato a una vita di emarginazione e repressione quando la salvezza gli arriva dal cielo: il 15 luglio un elicottero atterra sulla sua proprietà e Mike Lang chiede il suo aiuto per trovare il luogo che ospiterà un grande concerto rock. Questo libro è il racconto dell’avventura che rese possibile la tre giorni di pace, amore e musica di Woodstock, tra il 15 e il 17 agosto 1969. I 50.000 spettatori previsti diventano mezzo milione, gli inorriditi abitanti della contea devono essere placati, i genitori di Elliot assaggiano biscotti all’hashish e trionfa lo spirito dei giovani che sognavano di cambiare il mondo.
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Taking Innocence – 12 Erotic Tales of Lost Innocence

This collection of nearly 80,000 words of explicit erotica features 12 uncensored erotic stories by 7 of today’s hottest erotic story authors!
These stories feature tales of lost innocence — young ladies losing their most precious possession, often under the most extreme circumstances! These stories are hot, explicit and totally uncensored!
Note: This compilation was created with the permission of all authors involved.
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This collection of nearly 80,000 words of explicit erotica features 12 uncensored erotic stories by 7 of today’s hottest erotic story authors!
These stories feature tales of lost innocence — young ladies losing their most precious possession, often under the most extreme circumstances! These stories are hot, explicit and totally uncensored!
Note: This compilation was created with the permission of all authors involved.

Taking a Shot

Taking A Shot is the passionately sexy third installment in the Play-By-Play series from New York Times bestselling author Jaci Burton. Perfect for fans of Lori Foster, Maya Banks and Jill Shalvis. If you want to score, you have to get in the game… The last thing Jenna Riley needs is more sports in her life. While her brothers are athletic superstars, she’s stuck running the family’s bar, whether she likes it or not. But when pro hockey stud Tyler Anderson walks in, Jenna’s vow to never fall for a jock – even one as hot as Ty – is put to the test. As Ty gains her trust, the passion between them grows, as does Ty’s insistence that Jenna should start living for herself. With his encouragement, Jenna starts to believe it too. But first she has to figure out what she wants, who she loves, and if she has the passion and pride to take a shot at having it all – including Ty… Want more sexy sporting romance? Don’t miss the rest of this steamy series which began with The Perfect Play. And check out Jaci’s gorgeously romantic Hope series beginning with Hope Flames.

Taken Firmly in Hand

Adam and Chad are eight months into their relationship, and while things are mostly good, Chad still has trouble with submission to his very dominant partner. Adam decides to take the handsome, conflicted Chad to a private, very exclusive resort in Florida, dedicated to the D/s lifestyle. Once there, they become embroiled in a mystery plaguing the resort’s owners–freak accidents injuring and even killing subs are happening with increasing frequency, and the tragedies are threatening to ruin the business. The owners ask Chad and Adam to look into it, even though Chad has no jurisdiction in the state. Soon they find that not only their relationship but their lives are at risk, and if they don’t solve the mystery soon, they might not find their way back to each other.
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Taken by Dragons (Dark Monster Erotica)

When Elia hears that there’s a dragon nearby, she only has one thing on her mind: its hoard of treasures and gold, ready for the taking.
As it turns out, the dragon has something else in mind entirely– and the gold isn’t the only thing that’s going to be taken that night…
**Adults only!**

Taken at the flood

Een man keert terug uit de dood, en het lichaam van een mysterieuze vreemdeling wordt aangetroffen in zijn kamer … Een paar weken na het huwelijk met een aantrekkelijke jonge weduwe, Gordon Cloade wordt tragisch gedood door een bomaanslag in de Londense blitz. ‘S nachts, de voormalige mevrouw Underhay vindt zichzelf in enige bezit van de Cloade familiefortuin. Kort daarna, Hercule Poirot krijgt een bezoek van de dode zuster-in-law, die beweert dat ze is gewaarschuwd door ‘geesten’ die mevrouw Underhay eerste man nog leeft. Poirot heeft zijn vermoedens als hij wordt gevraagd om een ​​vermiste persoon alleen laten leiden door de geestelijke wereld te vinden. Maar wat onbegrijpelijk Poirot meest aanspreekt is de vrouw ware motief voor hem naderen …
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One of the best… her gift for blending the cosy with the macabre has seldom been more in evidence than it is here.’ Elizabeth Bowen, Tatler Told briskly, vivaciously, and with ever-fertile imagination.’ Manchester Evening News One of the better Christies… Don’t miss.’ New York Herald Tribune
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Tai-Pan

* Tai-Pan by James Clavell
**“A fabulous epic of the Far East that will disturb and excite you . . . a thrilling and enticing tale of adventure and human relationships . . . dramatic episodes, exotic vignettes and heady descriptive passages.”—*Baltimore Sun*****
It is the early 19th century, when European traders and adventurers first began to penetrate the forbidding Chinese mainland. And it is in this exciting time and exotic place that a giant of an Englishman, Dirk Straun, sets out to turn the desolate island of Hong Kong into an impregnable fortress of British power, and to make himself supreme ruler…Tai-Pan!
**Praise for *Tai-Pan***
“Unforgettable.”**—Chicago Tribune
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“[James] Clavell is, as always, a matchless tale-spinner.”**—*Cosmopolitan
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**“Every five or six years there appears on the horizon a book so vast in scope, so peopled with bold, colorful characters, it eclipses other efforts. . . . Such a book is *Tai-Pan*.”**—*Pittsburgh Press*****
“Grand entertainment…packed with action…gaudy and flanboyant with blood and sin, treachery and conspiracy, sex and murder…fresh and vigorous.” **—*The *******New York Times***
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t zero

A collection of stories about time, space, and the evolution of the universe in which the author blends mathematics with poetic imagination. “Calvino does what very few writers can do: he describes imaginary worlds with the most extraordinary precision and beauty” (Gore Vidal, New York Review of Books). Translated by William Weaver. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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Systems Programming in Unix/Linux

Covering all the essential components of Unix/Linux, including process management, concurrent programming, timer and time service, file systems and network programming, this textbook emphasizes programming practice in the Unix/Linux environment. Systems Programming in Unix/Linux is intended as a textbook for systems programming courses in technically-oriented Computer Science/Engineering curricula that emphasize both theory and programming practice. The book contains many detailed working example programs with complete source code. It is also suitable for self-study by advanced programmers and computer enthusiasts.

Systems programming is an indispensable part of Computer Science/Engineering education. After taking an introductory programming course, this book is meant to further knowledge by detailing how dynamic data structures are used in practice, using programming exercises and programming projects on such topics as C structures, pointers, link lists and trees.

This book provides a wide range of knowledge about computer system

software and advanced programming skills, allowing readers to interface with operating

system kernel, make efficient use of system resources and develop application software.

It also prepares readers with the needed background to pursue advanced studies in

Computer Science/Engineering, such as operating systems, embedded systems, database

systems, data mining, artificial intelligence, computer networks, network security,

distributed and parallel computing.

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The system of the world

EDITORIAL REVIEW: ‘Tis done. The world is a most confused and unsteady place — especially London, center of finance, innovation, and conspiracy — in the year 1714, when Daniel Waterhouse makes his less-than-triumphant return to England’s shores. Aging Puritan and Natural Philosopher, confidant of the high and mighty and contemporary of the most brilliant minds of the age, he has braved the merciless sea and an assault by the infamous pirate Blackbeard to help mend the rift between two adversarial geniuses at a princess’s behest. But while much has changed outwardly, the duplicity and danger that once drove Daniel to the American Colonies is still coin of the British realm. No sooner has Daniel set foot on his homeland when he is embroiled in a dark conflict that has been raging in the shadows for decades. It is a secret war between the brilliant, enigmatic Master of the Mint and closet alchemist Isaac Newton and his archnemesis, the insidious counterfeiter Jack the Coiner, a.k.a. Jack Shaftoe, King of the Vagabonds. Hostilities are suddenly moving to a new and more volatile level, as Half-Cocked Jack plots a daring assault on the Tower itself, aiming for nothing less than the total corruption of Britain’s newborn monetary system. Unbeknownst to all, it is love that set the Coiner on his traitorous course; the desperate need to protect the woman of his heart — the remarkable Eliza, Duchess of Arcachon-Qwghlm — from those who would destroy her should he fail. Meanwhile, Daniel Waterhouse and his Clubb of unlikely cronies comb city and country for clues to the identity of the blackguard who is attempting to blow up Natural Philosophers with Infernal Devices — as political factions jockey for position while awaiting the impending death of the ailing queen; as the “holy grail” of alchemy, the key to life eternal, tantalizes and continues to elude Isaac Newton, yet is closer than he ever imagined; as the greatest technological innovation in history slowly takes shape in Waterhouse’s manufactory. Everything that was will be changed forever … The System of the World is the concluding volume in Neal Stephenson’s Baroque Cycle, begun with Quicksilver and continued in The Confusion.

The Synchronicity Key

In The Hidden Science of Lost Civilisations David Wilcock exposed some of the greatest scientific secrets of our time, from DNA transformation to multidimensional time, to unlock the mysteries mankind have always struggled to answer: who are we, how did we get here and where are we going? In The Synchronicity Key David Wilcock goes beyond this new understanding to investigate how our universe works. Using history and astrology, as well as new research into fractals, spiritual geometry and quantum physics, Wilcock demonstrates that there is a hidden architecture within time which guides individuals and nations through a system of enlightenment (which Joseph Campbell called the Hero’s Journey). Historical events occur in shockingly precise and repeating cycles of time and once the hidden laws governing our fate through seemingly random ‘synchronicity’ are identified we are left with a remarkable blueprint of how to lead our lives in an uncertain world. “Synchronicity is more than a happy accident. It is an effect of the connectivity of the universe. It is proof that everything is a part of a unified, connected whole. It is an affirmation of life.” David Wilcock’s understanding of the living fabric that binds the universe together is behind his knowledge of synchronicity, the connections between seemingly unrelated events, and how we are guided by it. Synchronicity is a means to awaken us to our true identity, the thoughts we think and the actions we take are being guided by hidden cycles that repeat throughout the universe and time. David Wilcock is our guide to this new world. In The Hidden Science of Lost Civilisations David Wilcock exposed some of the greatest scientific secrets of our time, from DNA transformation to multidimensional time, to unlock the mysteries mankind have always struggled to answer: who are we, how did we get here and where are we going? In The Synchronicity Key David Wilcock goes beyond this new understanding to investigate how our universe works. Using history and astrology, as well as new research into fractals, spiritual geometry and quantum physics, Wilcock demonstrates that there is a hidden architecture within time which guides individuals and nations through a system of enlightenment (which Joseph Campbell called the Hero’s Journey). Historical events occur in shockingly precise and repeating cycles of time and once the hidden laws governing our fate through seemingly random ‘synchronicity’ are identified we are left with a remarkable blueprint of how to lead our lives in an uncertain world. “Synchronicity is more than a happy accident. It is an effect of the connectivity of the universe. It is proof that everything is a part of a unified, connected whole. It is an affirmation of life.” David Wilcock’s understanding of the living fabric that binds the universe together is behind his knowledge of synchronicity, the connections between seemingly unrelated events, and how we are guided by it. Synchronicity is a means to awaken us to our true identity, the thoughts we think and the actions we take are being guided by hidden cycles that repeat throughout the universe and time. David Wilcock is our guide to this new world.

Sycamore Row

***John Grisham takes you back to where it all began . . .***

John Grisham’s *A Time to Kill* is one of the most popular novels of our time. Now we return to that famous courthouse in Clanton as Jake Brigance once again finds himself embroiled in a fiercely controversial trial-a trial that will expose old racial tensions and force Ford County to confront its tortured history.

Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County’s most notorious citizens, just three years earlier.

The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly? And what does it all have to do with a piece of land once known as Sycamore Row?

In *Sycamore Row* , John Grisham returns to the setting and the compelling characters that first established him as America’s favorite storyteller. Here, in his most assured and thrilling novel yet, is a powerful testament to the fact that Grisham remains the master of the legal thriller, nearly twenty-five years after the publication of *A Time to Kill*.
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Praise for THE LITIGATORS: ‘Grisham is brilliantly comic in a novel that is full of zest and brimming with memorable characters and rich storylines… The legal storylines are typically rich in social detail and instances of entertaining rascality… Away from his usual southern turf, Grisham is turned by Chicago into a more Dickensian writer, soft-hearted at times but predominantly funny… a brilliant comic set piece’ The Sunday Times ‘The Litigators is up there with the best of Grisham’s 25 novels… vintage Grisham. [His] style is direct and the result is a superbly plotted legal thriller’ Sunday Express ‘The Litigators is a thrilling romp through the murky world of lawsuits and shysters – rich and poor. Packed with [Grisham’s] signature twists and turns, not to mention lots of double-dealing, be careful if you’re reading The Litigators on the bus, you may just miss your stop’ Irish Independent
### About the Author
John Grisham is the author of twenty-six novels, four novels for children, one work of non-fiction, and one collection of short stories. His works are translated into thirty-eight languages. He lives in Virginia and Mississippi.