The unprovoked war with the Sogas has reached a climax. Over a hundred Sogas ships appear to be headed for Earth, and Space Force is in no condition to stop them. As if that isn't bad enough, the nightmarish Insectoids will be arriving in Earth orbit within months to finish off the survivors of the impending Sogas attack.
"This series has jumped the Shark"
Germinal is one of the most striking novels in the French tradition. Widely regarded as Zola's masterpiece, the novel describes the working conditions of French coalminers in the 1860s in harsh and realistic terms. It is visceral, graphic, and unrelenting. Its strong socialist principles and vivid accounts of the miners' strikes meant that the novel became a key symbol in the workers' fight against oppression, with chants of "Germinal! Germinal!" resonating high above the author's funeral.
The Acropolis, which literally means "a city on the heights", is a citadel whose currently surviving structures were mostly built during the fifth century BC in honor of Athena, the patron goddess of Athens. It functioned as a sacred precinct that contained the city's most important religious and municipal structures, many of which have remained relatively intact for over 2,000 years.
Moving to Kansas City could be the best thing Austin Shelbourne has ever done. For a start he can stop living a lie and finally come out of the closet. And there's a chance, though slim, that he might be able to locate the love of his life, Todd Burton. It had seemed like a good idea when he had seduced his friend, but Todd freaked out and vanished. Austin hopes to find Todd, make things right between them, and win his love. But when he meets actor Guy Campbell, things get even more confusing.
Today, roses are a sign of love and luxury, but for over 30 years, they provided the symbols for two houses at war for control of England. Thousands of people died and many more were injured fighting beneath the white rose of York and the red rose of Lancaster, and the noble families ruling England tore each other apart in a struggle that was as bitter as it was bloody.
When vampires tangle with the Philadelphia mafia, one thing is certain: all hell is going to break loose. Alexei chose the wrong neighborhood in which to claim his latest victim, a member of Enzo Salerno's crime syndicate. Now Philadelphia mob boss Salerno is determined to hunt down the man who killed his associate in such a gruesome fashion. Magnus, the leader of Alexei's brood, must use all of his resources to save them from both the mafia and the FBI, sparking a bloody war that plays out in the streets of Philadelphia.
Childe Harold's Pilgrimage is a fascinating portrait of 19th-century Europe - disillusioned and ravaged by the wars of the postrevolutionary and Napoleonic eras. Our protagonist, whose breathtaking journey eerily echoes Byron's own life story, forgoes his destiny back home for the exciting unknown - the nature of humanity and the transformative effects of travel burst through the pages in four powerful cantos of Spenserian stanzas. Here is the poem that set Byron on his meteoric rise to fame in London society.
It would be impossible to sum up the life and legacy of Bill Clinton in one sentence or even one paragraph, as the former president represents many different things to many different people. Indeed, the yin and yang of Clinton's life and career are inescapable. Widely hailed as the greatest politician of his era, Clinton proved to be his own worst enemy, creating unnecessary scandals through his womanizing.
Kate Stanislaski Kimball had turned her back on glamour and fame, and she'd come home to begin a new life. The only thing more perfect than the beautiful - dilapidated - building she'd bought for her new dance school was Brody O'Connell, the frustrating and surprisingly fascinating contractor she'd hired for the renovation.
They're back, and they want to end us. The Ca'cadasan Empire is at the gates, and they mean to destroy the human race. But we will not go quietly into the night. The saga continues as Sean Ogden Lee Romanov finds himself the uncrowned leader of the New Terran Empire. After 2,000 years, the old enemy has found them, but the humans are no longer the technologically inferior species they once were.
The Berlin Wall, constructed in October of 1961, stood for 28 years as an ugly divisor of a once united Germany. The wall was successful at keeping many East Germans inside a country that fell further and further behind in living standards, democratic privileges, and individual freedoms. Despite its success, many found a way to cross the barrier to obtain a better life in the West.
Landlocked in Manhattan, rugged seaman Zack Muldoon needed a tough, no-nonsense lawyer to save his kid brother's delinquent hide. Public defender Rachel Stanislaski was not what he had in mind - until he discovered there was a lot more to the beautiful, coolheaded attorney than met the eye...and found himself falling for her, hook, line, and sinker.
Leesa finds herself dethroned as head of L. L. Lane Unlimited. Her anger and bitterness toward Bill and Lyza lead her into temptation. Will Leesa humble herself enough to change before she hits rock bottom?
He's a boy called Jew. Gypsy. Stopthief. Runt. Happy. Fast. Filthy son of Abraham. He's a boy who lives in the streets of Warsaw. He's a boy who steals food for himself and the other orphans. He's a boy who believes in bread and mothers and angels. He's a boy who wants to be a Nazi someday, with tall, shiny jackboots and a gleaming Eagle hat of his own. Until the day that suddenly makes him change his mind.
North Americans have long been fascinated by the Inuit, but this level of interest has been matched by a general lack of knowledge about the group itself. For centuries, they have been called Eskimos, despite the fact there are distinct differences within the group and many of them find the use of the word Eskimo offensive.
Through his journey to overcome personal obesity and develop a healthy lifestyle, Drew learned successful strategies that all people can put into practice in their daily lives. Oftentimes, we are not conscious about our health until we run into a problem. Hopefully that problem isn't so severe or fatal that it is too late to fix it.
A Curious Mind by Brian Grazer and Charles Fishman is an examination of the impact of curiosity on Grazer's life and movie production career. This companion to A Curious Mind includes an overview of the book, character analysis, a discussion of themes, and much more.
David Brooks' The Road to Character examines how cultural and personal morals have altered over the last century, creating a world where virtues that were once considered poor character are now revered. This companion to The Road to Character includes an overview of the book, important characters, key takeaways and analyses of those key takeaways, and much more.
Described as an "excellent yarn", "amazingly clever", and a "thrilling adventure", Agatha Christie's tale of a dauntless pair of amateur detectives, Tommy Beresford and Prudence "Tuppence" Cowley, who stumble upon a puzzling mystery, was recently adapted for a BBC TV series that will air in 2015. The story begins on the doomed RMS Lusitania and takes the listener through a web of intrigue, murder, and mayhem.
Frederica Kimball had been waiting all her life...waiting to grow up...waiting forever for the day when Nicholas LeBeck would fall as desperately in love with her as she had always been with him.