The Scepter of Xarbaal - its unspeakable power is capable of shattering the very foundation of the world. Created in the pits of hell by the ancient gods, mortal hands were never meant to wield it. To do so brings certain madness and death. Yet King Zemel the Conqueror, ruler of Acharia, has used it to set the lands ablaze, plunging his nation into war. But before his conquest can be realized, the Scepter is stolen and spirited away by his most trusted servants.
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At first, young Ryan Chase thought it was no big deal. A minor space collision with a creepy-looking, refurbished Paotow Tanker. Hey, these things happen-right? Sure, unless the one you have plowed into is a murderous psychopath, who has been lying in wait for the young Consignment Freight delivery pilot. The relentless cat-and-mouse galactic chase is on, and Ryan must either match his pursuer's cunning or die trying.
This is a book summary of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F - k by Mark Manson.
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Five years after his life was saved in Afghanistan by Marine Force Recon Leader Charlie Cahill, former Navy Seabee Tom Sexton lives a bleak, nomadic existence, haunted by the debt he can never repay. Salvation appears in Stella - a woman as damaged, and resourceful, as he. But when a coded distress call from his former CO leads him to a shadowy NSA operative, Tom is recruited for a "black op" to bring back the now-rogue man who saved his life.
Boarding a cruise ship bound for Mexico, vacationing Navy SEAL Jeremiah "Bullfrog" Winters runs into Emma Albright, the only woman he ever loved...and lost. But re-awakening Emma's passions becomes Jeremiah's current mission until violence breaks out on their port excursion to the Mayan ruins of Tulum. Now, love may be the only weapon powerful enough to save them both, if Emma can bring herself to believe in its permanence and power.
Alexander Broderick has been hosting his annual Halloween parties for over a century. But when Cat walks into his house, he forgets himself and is compelled to seduce her. There's only one problem: she's a so-called Blood Bride - a mortal woman whose blood smells so delicious that every vampire in town wants to drain her.
For the last month, Phoebe has been training in the Valkyrie stronghold readying for battle. But when she stumbles into a secluded valley after a day of grueling practice, she's given a dire prediction. Phoebe must leave the stronghold immediately with the aid of the giant, Junnal, to rescue her mother from the dark elves. If Phoebe fails, Leela will be transported to a place that can no longer be reached.
In this brisk volume, a case is made that a value is a belief as to how one live one's life if one's psychological architecture is to retain its integrity, and a case is thereby made that intention is an operationalized value. This analysis makes it possible to distinguish between minds that do and minds that do not host selves. The relationship between weakness of the will and self-deception is made clear, and it is explained how it is that one can knowingly act in self-destructive ways.
Mention the 18th century Royal Navy and visions come to mind of swashbuckling sailors swinging from rope to rope while a red-faced captain in an even redder coat and a powdered wig shouts order and pitches fits. Such visions naturally fail to do full justice to a group of men who functioned, with little direction and even less support, on the seas for years at a time. Disney may enjoy portraying them sitting down to sumptuous feasts or cavorting with scantily clad native girls, but the opposite was true.
For many, the moon landing was the defining event of the twentieth century. So it seems only fitting that Norman Mailer - the literary provocateur who altered the landscape of American nonfiction - wrote the most wide-ranging, far-seeing chronicle of the Apollo 11 mission. A classic chronicle of America's reach for greatness in the midst of the Cold War, Of a Fire on the Moon compiles the reportage Mailer published between 1969 and 1970 in Life magazine
In Radio Free Albemuth, his last novel, Philip K. Dick morphed and recombined themes that had informed his fiction from A Scanner Darkly to VALIS and produced a wild, impassioned work that sounds like a visionary alternate history of the United States. Agonizingly suspenseful, darkly hilarious, and filled with enough conspiracy theories to thrill the most hardened paranoid, Radio Free Albemuth is proof of Dick's stature as our century's greatest science fiction writer.
Zoe Parker knew better than to play with fire. Fireman Reid Martin sparked a flame in her that she couldn't put out. Will Zoe be able to escape with her heart before she gets burned?
People all over the world have been practicing meditation for many centuries. Meditation can help you get your mental, physical and emotional selves into sync. Whether you are looking for a great way to relax, or you want an improved focus with day-to-day tasks, meditation offers a very useful tool to achieve the results.
Do you want to know how Christianity became the largest religion in the world? Hear about the 50 most important events in Christian history, from the Old Testament to modern times. This book will give you a comprehensive overview of the history of Christianity. Author James Weber did the research and compiled this huge list of events that changed the course of this nation forever. This book is the perfect resource for students and anyone wanting to broaden their knowledge in history.
Suzette Dunfey, a widow at the age of 51, decides to open a cocoa café in St. Joseph, Michigan. Everything is going according to plan until she discovers a tunnel - dug by the infamous mobster Al Capone - and a dead body.
This book will teach you all about the secret knowledge of successful salespeople. The insiders all know these secrets, but this book will expose all the secrets to you. If you take the time and effort to practice the knowledge in this audiobook, you will see your sales career take off like you have never seen before.
This book is a clear, concise, and easy-to-follow guide that tells you step-by-step how to set and achieve any goals. It gives you powerful, time-tested, and proven methods to help you transform yourself and life. Whether you lack direction, seem unsure, need guidance, are searching, or you simply feel frustrated and would like some sort of change, the information in this book can steer you in the right direction.
The best of the Minimalists! This book by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus collects the most relevant essays - some short, some long - from their popular website, TheMinimalists.com. This collection has been edited and organized to create an experience that's considerably different from reading individual selections online. From simple living, decluttering, and finances to passion, health, and relationships, Essential is for anyone who desires a more intentional life.
Hugo is still so cold to Monica. She doesn't see what could have caused it, why he has gone from a warm, open, fun, and loving man to a cold-hearted, cruel monster. When Hugo finally opens his heart to her again, she sees the suffering he has quietly been going through. He pushes her through the marriage, which they must then consummate. Monica prepares herself for the final act, but as they attempt to make love, the monster in Hugo takes over....
Return to The Haven with the third book of The Vampire Gift series. The Convicted army, led by one possessed by The Ancient, stands on one side of a great chasm. On the other, the remaining Haven vampires, banded together under their Prince, determined to save their home and protect the humans. A war is about to break out. It all revolves around Eleira. Get ready for the fight of a lifetime.