Tethyrian colonists sent to the jungle island of Chult have vanished and only their celebrated leader has returned. The story he tells of disease and monsters rings false to his enemies - a former mutineer is sent to discover what really happened to the Lost Colony and what the Hero of Tethyr is hiding.
"One of the two best D&D novels I've found"
If you enjoyed the chilling experience of In Cold Blood and were at the edge of your seat while watching Oliver Stone’s JFK, you’ll love this investigative look into all the facets of one of the top conspiracies of the 20th century and beyond. DiEugenio, who has spent decades researching the Kennedy assassination, takes both an analytical and conversational approach to his fascinating exploration of the pivotal historical events and scandals surrounding that day.
"Essential Book but Narration Almost Ruins it"
Satoshi Kanazawa's Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters (written with Alan S. Miller) was hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "a rollicking bit of pop Science & Technology that turns the lens of evolutionary psychology on issues of the day." That book answered such burning questions as why women tend to lust after males who already have mates and why newborns look more like Dad than Mom. Now Kanazawa tackles the nature of intelligence: what it is, what it does, what it is good for.
"very academic yet insightful"
This no-holds-barred presentation of one of the most successful investment strategies of all time - value investing in distressed securities/companies - shows you how to analyze and evaluate stocks just like controlling owners. Based on the assumption that stock price rarely reflects real value, authors Whitman and Shubik use numerous case studies to present risk-minimizing methods that also provide high rewards. Still relevant today, this classic work includes a new introduction discussing the dramatic changes that have taken place in the value investing world since its first publication in 1979.
An absolute must-listen for every CIO, On Top of the Cloud takes you into the heads of smart, talented, and experienced CIOs who are trying to figure out the best ways to take advantage of the cloud and make it work for their organizations. Author Hunter Muller reveals how the cloud is changing the way we consume IT, leverage existing infrastructure, and deploy technology to provide essential services that help competitive organizations win new customers and open new markets.
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Professor Piers Knight is the Brooklyn Museum’s very own Indiana Jones. His specialties include lost civilizations, arcane cultures, and more than a little bit of the history of magic and mysticism. What his contemporaries don't know is that in addition to being a scholar of all these topics, he is also proficient in the uses of magical artifacts. Knight receives a chilling message from Tian Lu, a former lover and an agent for the Chinese government. Years ago, they made a frightening discovery at an archeological dig when out of the depths rose… a living, fire-breathing dragon.
A treasure hunter discovers a sunken ship beneath the Sea of Fallen Stars ... and the dark sorceress who sank it. Allying with the vilest monsters of Faern, she seeks to expand her empire beneath the waves and overcome the surface. The Wilds series feature adventures set in iconic Dungeons & Dragons settings. Magically distorted landscapes, jungle islands teeming with reptilian monsters, wide frontiers touched by another plane, or deep under the surface of the sea-adventure is waiting.
Professor Piers Knight is an esteemed curator at the Brooklyn Museum and is regarded by many on the staff as a revered institution of his own if not an outright curiosity. Knight’s portfolio includes lost civilizations; arcane cultures, languages, and belief; and more than a little bit of the history of magic and mysticism. What his contemporaries don't know is that in addition to being a scholar of all things ancient he is schooled in the uses of magical artifacts, the teachings of forgotten deities, and the threats of unseen dangers.
On the border of a dangerous, magically unstable area called the Plaguewrought Lands, the leader of a cult seeking the spread of this wild magic and an alchemist who wants to control it join forces and create an elixir that allows pilgrims to survive the Plaguewrought Lands. But only one can succeed. A young man with strange powers and a priestess of the god of death will help determine who.
Procrastination effects everything you do. Waiting 10 minutes before you leave to fix something can make you late. Not outlining your papers and writing first drafts can make your work look sloppy, and late. Not checking mail and filing it as needed can lead to unpaid bills and future financial trouble. Procrastination does not make problems go away, instead it ensures that they will come in spades. Procrastination is a bad habit, but careful planning and hard work can solve it.
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One hundred years ago, the Akanamere was ravaged by the Spellplague, drying the lake and leaving behind a nightmarish landscape of frozen waves, distorted creatures, and a strange being whose song drives listeners to carry out what they believe are the singer's orders. When a genasi girl is kidnapped by these fanatics, her troubled sister must brave the wilds of the Mere-That-Was to save them both from a gruesome fate.
Would you give up donuts for blood? Fat, balding accountant Victor Thetherson hoped becoming a vampire would turn his life around. But Victor can't stomach confrontation and gets queasy at the sight of blood. Instead he gets it from the blood bank, diluted in bloody Bloody Marys. The result: a vampire who doesn't bite, and a man who gets no respect. Victor's slacking staff mockingly calls him Vampire Vic. Victor's boss amuses his wife by intimidating Victor on video.
The haunted European had devoted his life to one purpose: hunting down the killer who butchered his family. It happened on the first night of the new moon - a pattern repeated in similar massacres in Russia, India, and Afghanistan. Now, after a lifelong quest, Maxim wants Teddy London to help him track this human monster... There's just one problem: The track belong to a wolf.