Xavier, Evan, and their friends have typical lives until they enter a mysterious land called Ahoratos. There they meet their guide, Ruwach, who offers wisdom and direction as the kids' initial adventure begins - an adventure filled with armor and danger and a very real enemy.
Brilliant (if he does say so himself) graphic designer Ravi Tandel is ahead of the game - he's just been asked to present a top secret project at a huge conference in Seattle. All systems are go...until he learns his buttoned-up office nemesis is coming along for the ride.
It may come as a surprise to many people, but Japan is the most running-obsessed country on Earth. A 135-mile relay race, or ekiden, is the country's biggest annual sporting event. Thousands of professional runners compete for corporate teams in some of the most competitive races in the world. The legendary "marathon monks" run a thousand marathons in a thousand days to reach spiritual enlightenment. Yet so much of Japan's running culture remains a mystery to the outside world, on par with many of the unique aspects of contemporary Japan.
In Lost Sound, Jeff Porter examines the vital interplay between acoustic techniques and modernist practices in the growth of radio. Concentrating on the 1930s through the 1970s, but also speaking to the rising popularity of today's narrative broadcasts such as This American Life, Radiolab, Serial, and The Organist, Porter's close readings of key radio programs show how writers adapted literary techniques to an acoustic medium with great effect.
A journey into Japan's fabled running culture from the award-winning author of Running with the Kenyans. Welcome to Japan, the most running-obsessed nation on earth, a place where a 135-mile relay race is the country's biggest annual sporting event. Thousands of professional runners compete for corporate teams in some of the most competitive races in the world. Marathon monks run a thousand marathons in a thousand days to reach spiritual enlightenment.
I didn't plan on him...or for him. I didn't plan on anything that had to do with Cal Donovan from Boston. Meeting him was a complete and utter surprise, taking me completely off guard. I met new people every single day in my line of work, and none of them affected me. Isn't that just the way of things? You could meet a thousand people, and they'd all mean nothing to you, but then you'd meet that one and they suddenly meant everything.
Cash is alive. But who knows how bad he's hurt. There was an explosion, and he won't wake up. It's the phone call that any Titan wife dreads, and the one that brings Nicola Garrison to her knees in tears. Crying and praying for Cash to wake up, she has one secret to tell him and now it might be too late. "I'm pregnant. You're going to be a daddy." Practicing the words a million times didn't matter if he wasn't coming home.
When gods fail to keep their promises there's hell to pay. Literally. After a slip of the tongue, godling Vincent Corinthos is obligated to keep his partner, Megan, "fine" forever. Enter the Keepers, who fulfill promises for a fee. Vincent agrees to their bargain, but will Megan be the one who pays the price?
Science confirms the distinction between the biological brain and the conscious mind. Each day, a game of mind versus matter plays out on a field defined by the problems we must solve. Most are routine, and don't demand a more mindful approach. It's when we're faced with more difficult challenges that our thinking becomes vulnerable to brain patterns that can lead us astray.
Covert agent Alyse Winters is a powerful djinni until she finds herself on the wrong end of a burn notice. Cuffed and cut off from her magic, Alyse is dumped in Philadelphia where her past is only too eager to catch up with her. Add a few supernatural murders to the mix with Alyse as the prime suspect and she's ready to do anything to get her powers back, if she can survive being human long enough to clear her name.
Do you have problems at home, school, or the workplace? Are you being tempted and tested by people and difficult conditions? This book will help you deal with numerous confusing situations, and help you cope with everyday difficulties through prayers for battle and warfare, ultimately leading through your victory as a Christian. I will show you in simple ways how we, as Christians, can stay on track (on our goal to glorify Christ) as we wade through the worries of the modern world.
Poor decisions are what make you gain weight and good choices are what enable you to lose weight. Your brain will respond to the changes you make, and your body will, too. Instead of recipes and requirements, you'll receive time-tested techniques for being more present and mindful while cultivating good eating and exercise habits. The Best Diet Book Ever provides great information and practical strategies that will help you become the lighter, slimmer you that you long to be.
History has a way of repeating itself. In the Sunken City that was once Paris, all who oppose the new revolution are being put to the blade. Except for those who disappear from their prison cells, a red-tipped rook feather left in their place. Is the mysterious Red Rook a savior of the innocent or a criminal? Meanwhile, across the sea in the Commonwealth, Sophia Bellamy's arranged marriage to the wealthy René Hasard is the last chance to save her family from ruin.
Are you stressed out and sick of searching for answers? What if it's much easier to be happy than you thought? There's a better way to find happiness than the boring stress-reduction techniques and spiritual mumbo-jumbo we're all used to. The unique recommendations in this guide are unorthodox. They also immediately work - because they're fun and make practical sense. You can totally change how you deal with anxiety by applying this simple advice. Download your copy and let's get started.
From a best-selling Catholic author! The Great Tribulation: A Catholic Perspective deals with prophecies related to the end-time and the end of the age: sacred Scripture, the doctors of the church, the mystics, and the saints. Contains many more unique minutes not found in the author's previous works on prophecy.
Pieretta Carlyle experienced the loss of her father, leaving her alone in the world except for her grandpere, Comte Renard Dubois. The comte insists that she travel to France to live with him. Pieretta doesn't want to leave Charleston and the only home she has ever known. Her grandpere is her guardian, and she must do what he says. Thor has a score to settle, and Pieretta is the key to his revenge. He became a pirate unwillingly after his business partner tried to murder him.
This guide explores artisan publishing, a new approach to creating and releasing books where the focus is on quality and the integrity of the author's editorial vision. The path of the artisan isn't a shortcut to fame and fortune, but it is the best way to create something you'll be proud of and in which your readers will find lasting value.
Benjamin Carson loved living the life of a Navy SEAL and had done well to keep his secret weretiger side hidden from his colleagues and superiors over many years. It is fair to say that life was good for the handsome shapeshifter. Very good. That was until he was taken. Someone knows his secret and they are not going to let him get away with it. Now Benjamin has no idea where he is, what they want, and if he will live to tell the tale.
Breaking the Thomas Malone case was an achievement but nothing could prepare DC Angela Murphy or her colleagues for the challenge ahead. Escaped psychopathic sociopath John Baptiste is big, powerful, and totally out of control. Guided by his perverse religious interpretation of morality, he wreaks havoc. An under-resourced police department struggles to cope not only with this new threat, but also the ruthless antics of gang lord Jackie McGeachy. Pressure mounts along with the body count. Glasgow has never felt more dangerous.
Chuck Tingle is a world-renowned master of the "tingler": a story so sensual, so erotic, and so powerfully gay that it will change the whole way you look at erotic romance literature. Collected here are three such tales of the unicorn variety. Are you ready to depart on a depraved journey of gay lust that will tingle you to your very core? If so, then this explicit collection is for you. Included here are "Taken by the Gay Unicorn Biker", "My Ass Is Haunted by the Gay Unicorn Colonel", and "Pounded by the Gay Unicorn Football Squad."