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.
The inspiration for the epic new Shannara Chronicles TV series, the world of Shannara is brimming with untold stories and unexplored territory. Now best-selling author Terry Brooks breaks new ground with a stand-alone adventure sure to thrill devoted listeners and new fans alike. Blood and magic will collide.... Leofur is the daughter of Arcannen, a power-hungry sorcerer prepared to use the blackest of magic to get what he wants.
Have you ever wondered what separates the top salespeople from those who experience difficulties just making a few sales a month? Many of the salespeople who are burdened by dismal sales results often blame their low success rate on poor market conditions and a declining economy. However, if that were the case, why is it their co-workers are successful in spite of all those things? What some salespeople do instinctively, others must learn and practice.
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.
It's been six long years since Aya Nakatomi and her friends brought an end to the Suteckh menace. But now the legendary Rohad finds herself in an even greater threat. Rumors have surfaced of the return of an ancient evil. And the more she investigates, the more certain the rumor becomes. Now Aya finds herself in a race against time as she battles to keep the Onaga threat from becoming a reality.
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....
It is said that a journey begins with a single step. To get the full message of this book, Phil Knight takes you through his life's journey, from the time he was a young man, full of ambition of being successful or at least not being a failure to his adoption of a crazy idea he had while in Stanford. Then his travels all over the world, the lessons he learnt, the mistakes he made and what those mistakes cost him.
Brace yourself for enormous changes ahead. Familiar fixtures of the economic landscape, including retail stores, physical products, corporations, and even human workers, are about to be vaporized - replaced by digital information. A novel combination of new technologies are reconfiguring every economic sector and industrial system on the planet. Robert Tercek provides an essential guide to this vaporized world, with proven strategies for those who want to master the process.