Living & working with her family at Renaissance festivals makes every day a new adventure for Glenna Tate. Especially when Glenna receives the gift of a pendant & is able to visit Otherworld, the realm where the magic & myths woven by the Renaissance players comes to life! Mystery ensues when an important item is stolen. Can Glenna find the item and become the hero Otherworld needs to survive?Glenna's life is anything but ordinary. The daughter of Renaissance festival vendors, Glenna's days are filled with magic and medieval reenactments as she travels the faire circuit with her family. Then one day, Glenna's life changes forever. With the help of a pendant, she discovers Otherworld. An enchanted realm, Otherworld is the land in which all of the myths and magic woven by the Renaissance players comes to life!Suddenly, Glenna is thrust into a quest filled with danger and deception when Atterberry, a great and powerful magician in Otherworld, needs help recovering a stolen item.Can Glenna find the item in time? Can she summon the courage to become the medieval hero the residents of Otherworld expect her to be? And perhaps most importantly, can she juggle both her life in the real world and her life in Otherworld without damaging either?
Joey is one of those whom “Trinity” has titled “Irreverent.” He refuses to worship the evil organization and accept the eternal consequences waiting those who do. Instead, he searches for souls to rescue with his message of salvation. Joey battles his fear, pain, doubt, and faith along his epic journey. It is the situations he encounters that helps give him the miraculous answers.Chaos and evil rule the world. You must bear the brand, or run from the mark and fend for your life. The worldwide organization policing the mark is “Trinity.” Without their brand on your hand or forehead you cannot buy anything of value; especially those things that sustain life. Those not bearing the brand must hide and figure out a way to survive the demonic forces searching them out. “Trinity” is more than an organization. It is a religion that will drag you to Hell. There is no turning back once you have received their brand. Joey is one of those whom “Trinity” has titled “Irreverent.” He refuses to worship the evil organization and accept the eternal consequences waiting those who do. Instead, he searches for souls to rescue with his message of salvation. Joey battles his fear, pain, doubt, and faith along his epic journey. It is the situations he encounters that helps give him the miraculous answers he is desperately looking for. Join Joey as he races the clock that tick-tocks towards the end of time. Watch his fears become a second thought as the final sands of time sifts down the glass of time. His adventures take him through Heaven and Hell. But, the most important path he’ll take is the one leading through the coming hell on Earth. Is this prophetic? Or, is this just fantasy? Will you be like Joey and choose the tribulation? Only time can answer those questions! This story may become the field manual to surviving the predicted judgments and wrath to come. Or, it just may be another fanatical fantasy dealing with the prophetic phobia on the “end of the age.” Either way, the only thing you will lose is yourself in this most captivating adventure. This story is unlike any story ever told.
A gripping psychological thriller full of twists and turns! The murderer might be closer than you think... One morning ten years ago, the town of Twin Rivers changed forever when the body of Tyler Washington was found in the woods. Son of the mayor, star of the high school basketball team – his death struck right at the heart of this tight-knit community. For Olivia Hall, Tyler's death heralded the start of her own personal nightmare – her twin brother, Ethan, was arrested for Tyler's murder. Ten years later, Ethan is still in jail. Olivia is convinced he is innocent, and now, a true crime podcast has taken up his case. As the podcast digs deeper, secrets, lies and shocking revelations are all uncovered. For the first time, Olivia dares to hope that Ethan may be set free. But if he didn't kill Tyler, who did? And how far will they go to keep their secrets safe? Perfect for fans of podcasts Serial, Happy Face and The Teacher's Pet, and TV shows Making a Murderer, Staircase and...
Meet Roderick - a scrawny, unremarkable teenager keeping a diary of his life in the Middle Ages. When he's chosen to become a knight on a quest to find a holy relic (the fingers of St Stephen), Roderick is determined to prove his honour and graduate from zero to hero. The hilarious Long Lost Secret Diary series put us inside the heads of hapless figures from history struggling to carry out their roles and getting things horribly wrong. The accessible, irreverent stories will keep young readers laughing as they learn the importance of not being afraid to learn from one's mistakes.
An empowering, feminist and moving novel that will change the way you see the world. Perfect for fans of Elizabeth Day, Claire Fuller and Joanna Cannon.1968. Veronica Moon, a junior photographer for a local newspaper, is frustrated by her (male) colleagues' failure to take her seriously. And then she meets Leonie on the picket line of the Ford factory at Dagenham. So begins a tumultuous, passionate and intoxicating friendship. Leonie is ahead of her time and fighting for women's equality with everything she has. She offers Veronica an exciting, free life at the dawn of a great change.Fifty years later, Leonie is gone, and Veronica leads a reclusive life. Her groundbreaking career was cut short by one of the most famous photographs of the twentieth century.Now, that controversial picture hangs as the centrepiece of a new feminist exhibition curated by Leonie's niece. Long-repressed memories of Veronica's extraordinary life begin to stir. It's time to break her...
In My Bookstore our favorite writers-from Elin Hilderbrand, to John Grisham, to Dave Eggers-express their adoration and admiration for their favorite bookstores and booksellers. The relationship between a writer and her local bookstore can last for years or even decades. Often it is the author's local store that supported her during the early days of her career and that works tirelessly to introduce her work to new readers. But authors are also readers and customers, just like us. For them, as for most of us, bookstores serve as the anchor for our communities, the place that introduces us to new ideas (and new neighbors), and that sets our children on the path to becoming lifelong readers and lovers of books. Brimming with original, deeply moving, funny, and exceedingly well-crafted tributes to bookstores, from Longfellow Books in Portland, Maine (Ron Currie, Jr.) to Powells City of Books in Portland, Oregon (Chuck Palahniuk) and everywhere in between, My...
A sinister and chilling ghost story from the author of THE FETCH OF MARDY WATT and CALYPSO DREAMING. When Ossian reluctantly returns to Lychfont House -- a country house with pretensions to match -- with his artist father, he finds things bizarrely familiar and yet oddly different. Reacquainting himself with the Frazer family, he finds himself questioning the accuracy of certain childhood memories and wondering why the place seems to hold such power over him. One thing he IS sure of, however: the ghosts are still haunting him. While Ossian puzzles over his existence, an ancient goddess searches for her lost love. She must call in the Scryer to track him down wherever he may be, for the wedding must go ahead. After all, she and Ossian were made for each other... A timeslip ghost story that will chill readers to the bone.
Years of lifting heavy shipping containers turn sailor Cass bronze and brawny. He grows a handsome head higher than the average man. Women have no defense against his masculine beauty. Men fear his crushing power, but revere his unflinching bravery. Courageous Cass is concerned with saving all that is innocent, good, and true. His humble heroics make him more than mere mortal man. He is legend!Have you ever wondered what happened to the waitress and sailor in the hit 1970s song "Brandy?" Does she continue to carry her hidden love for her tall handsome sailor? She knows little about Cass outside his adventurous stories? Does he think Brandy is more than just a pair of mysterious beautiful eyes? These questions are finally answer and the whole story is revealed in this most captivating romantic adventure. Courageous Casanova is more than just a sailor. He is legend! His countless heroics are larger than life bedtime stories other sailors tell late at night. His feats are the gossip in every port. Humble Cass will not be rewarded with fame. He will have none of that extravaganza. He rather is the stranger that appears in the nick of time to rescue those innocent, to do what is right for right's sake. There are reasons for his feelings and actions. His childhood is marked by tragedy. The sudden death of his mother leaves him searching for that missing piece of unconditional love torturing his hurting heart. World War I has just ended. The turn of this century is marked by the carnage and devastation left by modern inventions. But, it is the invincible invisible destroyer that changes Cass' life forever. Its name is "influenza." He is suddenly left alone to deal with his fears hidden deep inside his longing heart. At momma's funeral, a scruffy man appears that will change the course of Cass' life. This stranger seems rude and unsympathetic, but it is this pudgy sailor calling himself Uncle Jarred that will begin the process of healing this 10 year old boy's heart. Jarred gives Cass a new life and new home aboard the "Virgin Queen." His new family is the crude crew on this aging supply vessel. They become his teachers, and the ships deck and many ports are his classroom. Years of lifting heavy crates of cargo under the hot sun turn Cass bronze and brawny. The crew grow to fear the crushing power this young man holds. He towers a head higher than the average sailor. But, Cass is not a brute. He is a learned man from the education momma instilled in him, and remains loyal and true to the men on ship and to his heart. He does not know how handsome and attractive he's become. The crew playfully provoke him by calling him handsome Cass, But, it is not till beautiful Brandy 's surprise reaction during their first encounter does he begin to realize his captivating power. Women around the world desperately try to capture this masculine trophy. But, few women will ever share his heart. There is only one secret love his heart whispers. On moonlit nights you can see him pace the ship's deck quietly speaking Brandy. Her prestigious life is cut short. Brandy's viceroy father dies suddenly. Her rich heritage is stolen by corrupt government officials, along with her family's good name. She must learn to provide for her self. Her fall from grace leaves her in a less honorable position as a waitress in Niku Havi's paradise port. The only true treasure not taken away from her is here secret love for the man who sails the seven seas.
Ella gets passed over for a promotion to lead her department after thirteen long years at her company. Instead, Melanie gets the job. Not only is she new and incompetent, but Ella discovers an even darker secret. Melanie is a demon who thrives off of the misery of others. In this new nightmare, Ella struggles with the evil plaguing her life.Ella gets passed over for a promotion to lead her department after thirteen long years at her company. Instead, Melanie gets the job. Not only is she new and incompetent, but Ella discovers an even darker secret. Melanie is a demon who thrives off of the misery of others. In this new nightmare, Ella struggles with the evil plaguing her life. Can she find the strength and courage to defeat the threat to her world?
In the shifting sands of the desert, near an unnamed metropolis, there is an institute where various fellows come to undertake projects of great significance. But when our sort-of hero, Percy Frobisher, arrives, surrounded by the simulated environment of the glass-enclosed dome of the Institute, his mind goes completely blank. When he spills something on his uniform—a major faux pas—he learns about a mysterious shop where you can take something, utter the command "same same," and receive a replica even better than the original. Imagining a world in which simulacra have as much value as the real—so much so that any distinction between the two vanishes, and even language seeks to reproduce meaning through ever more degraded copies of itself—Peter Mendelsund has crafted a deeply unsettling novel about what it means to exist and to create . . . and a future that may not be far off.
“The one story that could destroy all the gods!”When Hercules saves Sparta from the human devouring one hundred foot tall four faced fire breathing monster-Haderus, the jealous gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus become infuriated with Greece's favorite praise stealing demigod. King Zeus retaliates by blessing all Greece with four deadly curses.“The one story that could destroy all the gods!”When Hercules saves Sparta from the human devouring one hundred foot tall four faced fire breathing monster-Haderus, the jealous gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus become infuriated with Greece's favorite praise stealing demigod. King Zeus retaliates by blessing all Greece with four deadly curses that will surely turn the desperate citizens back to worshiping the true gods. Heartbroken Hercules races to find the cures that will save his people, but finds a deep hidden secret along his journey that could doom all the deity of Mount Olympus. Humble Hercules only desires to win his father's affection, but the quest to save his people turns in to his most dangerous rescue mission; to steal and heal his father's ailing heart.
A journalist returns to her family home in Iran, witnessing enormous political, social, and personal changeSuffering the recent loss of her beloved grandfather and newly committed to a career in journalism, Delphine Minoui decided to visit Iran for the first time since the revolution—since she was four years old. It was 1998. She would stay for ten years.In the course of that decade, great change comes to both writer and country, often at the same time. Minoui settles into daily life—getting to know her devout grandmother for the first time, making friends with local women who help her escape secret dance parties when the morality police arrive, figuring out how to be a journalist in a country that is suspicious of the press and Westerners. Once she finally starts to learn Persian, she begins to see Iran through her grandfather's eyes. And so it is all the more crushing when the political situation falters. She is caught up in protests and...