Our story opens in an Italian railway station, in the spring of 1848. From a train that had just arrived, the passengers were hastening to secure their places in another that stood waiting for them. A guard had succeeded in crowding a party of two ladies and a gentleman into one of these itinerant prison-cells, which already contained seven occupants, before the newcomers perceived that they were being imposed upon. A vigorous protest followed. The elder of the two ladies, seizing the guard by the arm, addressed him in an angry tone, first in German, then in French.
With the calm indifference of an automaton, the uniformed official pointed to a placard against the wall. Per dieci persone was the inscription it bore. Ten persons, it seemed, were expected to find places here.
“But we have first-class tickets,” protested the lady, producing a bit of yellow pasteboard in proof of her assertion.
Ismeretlen szerző - Far Cry 4 Collector's Edition
Limited-edition hardcover guide includes 32 bonus pages that offer an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Far Cry 4, including wild Kyrat, mystical Shangri-La, and the villainous Pagan Min. Lead the Revolution: Comprehensive campaign walkthrough reveals every story branch and includes fully-labeled maps and step-by-step tactics to ensure you dominate every mission whether you slink unseen through the shadows or charge in with guns blazing. Dominate Kyrat: Conquer every tower, every outpost, and every fortress. Our maps and tactics will show you how to claim every inch of Kyrat as your own. Achieve 100% Completion: Find every collectible. Win every race. Bag every rare beast. Escort every convoy (except the ones you blow to pieces). DO. EVERY. THING. Lock and Load: Full stats on each of the game's 60+ weapons, including new additions like the harpoon gun, the automatic crossbow, and the angry tiger (Note: that's not an expression). Start Your Engines: Complete rundown of every way to get from here to there, from the tuktuk to the wingsuit and the gyrocopter to the elephant. That's right. ELEPHANT. Skin or Be Skinned: Full hunter's dossier on the wildlife of Kyrat, to keep your blood inside your body no matter what bloodthirsty fauna you encounter. Free Mobile-Friendly eGuide: The print guide comes with access to an enhanced eGuide, offering tutorial and expert videos, updates, a bonus section covering multiplayer strategy, and more…all optimized for a second-screen experience.
Alan Bligh - John French - Disciples of the Dark Gods
Dark conspiracies, blasphemous cults, and corrupting chaotic powers are ever present threats to the Imperium. Yet searching out such hidden horrors is the task of the Inquisition, for who else will save mankind from these threats? Disciples of the Dark Gods features in-depth descriptions of a variety of cults, organizations, and factions for Acolytes and Inquisitors to infiltrate and expose, plus backgrounds on internal feuds, factionalism, and personal rivalries that constantly threaten to weaken the God-emperor's domain, as well as complete descriptions of eight of the most notorious and dangerous villains at large and declared Excommunicate Tratoris. Also included is "The House of Dust and Ash" - a scenario for experienced Acolytes with an exciting mix of action, horror, and investigation. Not for the faint-hearted!
Jenny Pitman - The Dilemma
Young widow Jan Hardy is a successful racehorse trainer, an independent, determined woman working alone in a predominantly male world. After the death of her husband, her priority has been to provide for her two young children. But the world of horseracing is often rife with treachery and corruption. Betrayed by a family of owners, Jan finds herself in a desperate situation. And so when Gary West, an Australian billionaire, asks her to find and train eight premium National Hunt horses - it seems too good to be true. But just as things are looking up for Jan, Gary's massive, multi-faceted business empire is running into trouble, and he is becoming increasingly elusive. In the midst of this compelling tale is the story of a woman's yearning for emotional support and a chance to secure stability for her family. Eddie Sullivan, it seems, might be the man she needs, but he too has a past to deal with and Jan must face perhaps the most painful dilemma of her life...
Shannon Messenger - Let the Wind Rise
The breathtaking action and whirlwind adventure build to a climax in this thrilling conclusion to the “remarkably unpredictable” (BCCB) Sky Fall trilogy from the bestselling author of the Keeper of the Lost Cities series. Vane Weston is ready for battle. Against Raiden’s army. Against the slowly corrupting Gale Force. Even against his own peaceful nature as a Westerly. He’ll do whatever it takes, including storming Raiden’s icy fortress with the three people he trusts the least. Anything to bring Audra home safely. But Audra won’t wait for someone to rescue her. She has Gus—the guardian she was captured with. And she has a strange “guide” left behind by the one prisoner who managed to escape Raiden. The wind is also rising to her side, rallying against their common enemy. When the forces align, Audra makes her play—but Raiden is ready. Freedom has never held such an impossible price, and both groups know the sacrifices will be great. But Vane and Audra started this fight together. They’ll end it the same way.
Jennifer Estep - Bright Blaze of Magic
BAD THINGS ALWAYS COME IN THREES… As a thief, I’m good at three things: hiding in the shadows, getting in and out unseen, and uncovering secrets. I put these skills to work for the Sinclair Family, one of the magical mobs that run the tourist town of Cloudburst Falls. Everyone knows Victor Draconi wants to take over all the other Families—and kill every last Sinclair. What they don’t know is that I’m on to him, and no way will I let the man who murdered my mom get away with hurting all the other people I care about. Especially when I’ve got places to break into, stuff to steal, and Devon Sinclair fighting right by my side…
Anne Blankman - Traitor Angels
Six years have passed since England’s King Charles II returned from exile to reclaim the throne, ushering in a new era of stability for his subjects. Except for Elizabeth Milton. The daughter of notorious poet John Milton, Elizabeth has never known her place in this shifting world - except by her father’s side. By day she helps transcribe his latest masterpiece, the epic poem Paradise Lost, and by night she learns languages and sword fighting. Although she does not dare object, she suspects that he’s training her for a mission whose purpose she cannot fathom. Until one night the reason becomes clear: the king’s man arrive at her family’s country home to arrest her father. Determined to save him, Elizabeth follows his one cryptic clue and journeys to Oxford, accompanied by her father’s mysterious young houseguest, Antonio Vivani, a darkly handsome Italian scientist who surprises her at every turn. Funny, brilliant, and passionate, Antonio seems just as determined to protect her father as she is - but can she trust him with her heart? When the two discover that Milton has planted an explosive secret in the half-finished Paradise Lost - a secret the king and his aristocratic supporters are desperate to conceal - Elizabeth is faced with a devastating choice: cling to the shelter of her old life or risk cracking the code, unleashing a secret that could save her father…and tear apart the very fabric of society.
John Sandford - Extreme Prey
After the events in Gathering Prey, Lucas Davenport finds himself in a very unusual situation—no longer employed by the Minnesota BCA. His friend the governor is just cranking up a presidential campaign, though, and he invites Lucas to come along as part of his campaign staff. “Should be fun!” he says, and it kind of is—until they find they have a shadow: an armed man intent on killing the governor . . . and anyone who gets in the way.
Julie Eshbaugh - Ivory and Bone
The only life seventeen-year-old Kol knows is hunting at the foot of the Great Ice with his brothers. But food is becoming scarce, and without another clan to align with, Kol, his family, and their entire group are facing an uncertain future. Traveling from the south, Mya and her family arrive at Kol’s camp with a trail of hurt and loss behind them, and hope for a new beginning. When Kol meets Mya, her strength, independence, and beauty instantly captivate him, igniting a desire for much more than survival. Then on a hunt, Kol makes a grave mistake that jeopardizes the relationship that he and Mya have only just started to build. Mya was guarded to begin with—and for good reason—but no apology or gesture is enough for her to forgive him. Soon after, another clan arrives on their shores. And when Mya spots Lo, a daughter of this new clan, her anger intensifies, adding to the already simmering tension between families. After befriending Lo, Kol learns of a dark history between Lo and Mya that is rooted in the tangle of their pasts. When violence erupts, Kol is forced to choose between fighting alongside Mya or trusting Lo’s claims. And when things quickly turn deadly, it becomes clear that this was a war that one of them had been planning all along.
Megan Shepherd - The Hunt
They’ve left the cage, but they’re not free yet. After their failed escape attempt, Cora, Lucky, and Mali have been demoted to the lowest level of human captives and placed in a safari-themed environment called the Hunt, along with wild animals and other human outcasts. They must serve new Kindred masters - Cora as a lounge singer, Lucky as an animal wrangler, and Mali as a safari guide - and follow new rules or face dangerous consequences. Meanwhile, Nok and Rolf have been moved into an enormous dollhouse, observed around the clock by Kindred scientists interested in Nok’s pregnancy. And Leon, the only one who successfully escaped, has teamed up with villainous Mosca black-market traders. The former inhabitants of the Cage are threatened on all fronts - and maybe worst of all, one of the Hunt’s Kindred safari guests begins to play a twisted game of cat and mouse with Cora. Separated and constantly under watch, she and the others must struggle to stay alive, never mind find a way back to each other. When Cassian secretly offers to train Cora to develop her psychic abilities - to prove the worthiness of humanity in a series of tests called the Gauntlet - she’ll have to decide fast if she dares to trust the Kindred who betrayed her, or if she can forge her own way to freedom.
Stacey Lee - Outrun the Moon
San Francisco, 1906: Fifteen-year-old Mercy Wong is determined to break from the poverty in Chinatown, and an education at St. Clare’s School for Girls is her best hope. Although St. Clare’s is off-limits to all but the wealthiest white girls, Mercy gains admittance through a mix of cunning and a little bribery, only to discover that getting in was the easiest part. Not to be undone by a bunch of spoiled heiresses, Mercy stands strong—until disaster strikes. On April 18, an historic earthquake rocks San Francisco, destroying Mercy’s home and school. With martial law in effect, she is forced to wait with her classmates for their families in a temporary park encampment. Mercy can't sit by while they wait for the Army to bring help. Fires might rage, and the city may be in shambles, yet Mercy still has the 'bossy' cheeks that mark her as someone who gets things done. But what can one teenaged girl do to heal so many suffering in her broken city? Breakout author Stacey Lee masterfully crafts another remarkable novel set against a unique historical backdrop. Strong-willed Mercy Wong leads a cast of diverse characters in this extraordinary tale of survival.
Soman Chainani - The Ever Never Handbook
Every four years, two Reader children are kidnapped and brought to the School for Good and Evil to be trained for a life in a fairy tale. There, Evers and Nevers take courses in Animal Communication and Uglification, among others. The highest ranked students become the heroes and villains of the fairy tales — while the lowest, well, we don’t want to talk about what becomes of them. This handbook contains the scoop students need in order to get to the top of their class — the fairy tales you need to know, the myths it’s dangerous not to know, spells you won’t live without, Who’s Who and What’s What, and much more. And of course, it’s all in glorious color because in the School for Good and Evil, nothing is black and white.
Mary E. Pearson - The Beauty of Darkness
Lia and Rafe have escaped Venda and the path before them is winding and dangerous - what will happen now? This third and final book in The Remnant Chronicles is not to be missed. Bestselling author Mary E. Pearson's combination of intrigue, suspense, romance and action make this a riveting page turner for teens.
Lindsey Klingele - The Marked Girl
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away (Los Angeles)… When Cedric, crowned prince of Caelum, and his fellow royal friends (including his betrothed, Kat) find themselves stranded in modern-day L.A. via a magical portal and an evil traitor named Malquin, all they want to do is get home to Caelum—soon. Then they meet Liv, a filmmaker foster girl who just wants to get out of the system and on with her life. As she and Cedric bond, they’ll discover that she’s more connected to his world than they ever could’ve imagined…and that finding home is no easy task… Worlds collide in The Marked Girl, an exciting fantasy tale turned upside down.
Samantha Shannon - The Song Rising
On the eve of a new decade, after two hundred years of Scion rule, a revolution is beginning. Its unlikely cradle is the clairvoyant underworld in London, and even an old ally’s betrayal cannot stop it. But an enemy from Paige Mahoney’s past is about to return – an enemy that could quench the flame of hope for good . . .
Luke Scull - Dead Man's Steel
As the “gripping” epic from the author of Sword of the North continues, the Grim Company must battle a dangerous new enemy that is determined to destroy all of humanity... In the City of Towers, former rebel Sasha and her comrade Davarus Cole struggle to keep the peace between the warring mages who vie for dominion. But when the White Lady sends Davarus south to the Shattered Realms to seek allies among the fallen kingdoms, he finds that his hardest battle may be one fought within. The godly essence now residing within him offers power that could be used against the Fade—but with every death that feeds It, Cole risks losing a part of himself. An association with a Fade officer grants the Halfmage Eremul a position of privilege among Dorminia’s new masters. He witnesses firsthand the fate that awaits humanity. But with his magic pitiful in the face of the Fade’s advanced technology, the Halfmage must rely on his wits alone to save whom he can… And in the frozen north, the legendary warrior Brodar Kayne fights a desperate battle for his people. He is running out of time: an ancient evil sealed beneath the mountains is about to break free, an evil that is older than humanity, older than the Fade, older even than the gods—and it will not stop until the entire world is drowned in blood…
Ernest Hemingway - The First Forty-Nine Stories
From Ernest Hemingway's Preface: 'There are many kinds of stories in this book. I hope you will find some that you like- In going where you have to go, and doing what you have to do, and seeing what you have to see, you dull and blunt the instrument you write with. But I would rather have it bent and dulled and know I had to put it on the grindstone and hammer it into shape and put a whetstone to it, and know that I had something to write about, than to have it bright and shining, and nothing to say, or smooth and well-oiled in the closet, but unused.'
Bernard Malamud - Dubin's Lives
William Dubin is middle-aged, a distinguished biographer seeking increased accomplishment and the key to his inner feelings. His marriage is stable if unexciting, and he lives comfortably with his wife in Vermont. Then his imagination is caught by Fanny, a young girl of twenty-three, and he is thrown into an intense, erotic love affair that threatens to destroy his measured, disciplined world and the lives of those around him.
Ray Long - The Key Poses of Yoga
This book offers a scientific approach to understanding the practice of hatha yoga. Through four-colour, three-dimensional illustrations of major muscles, tendons, and ligaments, Ray Long describes the practice and benefits of hatha yoga. Specific anatomical and physiological descriptions highlight the agonist, antagonist, and synergist muscles that come into play with each pose. Volume II of the series illustrates the correct muscle use during key poses of hatha yoga. From beginners to experts, this book will become a constant companion.
Vándor Károly - Soviet Air Force in Hungary and Austria 1944-1991
A közgazdász diplomával rendelkező, angol, német és orosz nyelvtudással bíró harmincas éveinek elején járó fiatalember életének elmúlt tizennyolc évét a Szovjet Légierő és Légvédelem magyarországi és ausztriai történetének felkutatására szentelte. Pusztán kíváncsiságból, vagy megszállottságból? A kérdésre a választ talán még önmaga sem tudja… Az azonban biztos, egy gyerekkori élmény késztette arra, hogy a téma Magyarországon, sőt egész Európában egyedülálló szakértője legyen. „1983 nyarán költöztünk Kunmadarasra, mely számomra akkor még semmilyen különleges jelentést nem hordozott. Aztán megláttam a hatalmas ’szitakötőket’, melyekből folyamatosan ugrottak az ejtőernyősök. (…) 1989-ben jutottam be először a repülőtérre: családi ismerősünk, ’Ljosa’ Posztas, a felderítőezred második századának parancsnoka segített. Mindenben támogatott, nagyon készséges volt. Először a földdel fedett betonfedezés ajtaját nyitotta ki: megnéztük az ott álló repülőgépet, egy SZU–17M4R-t, majd a nézelődés után sisakját, pilótadzsekijét, hevederét rám adta, s beülhettem a gép kabinjába, ahol ő lelkesen elmagyarázta, hogy melyik műszer mire való, majd rám csukta a kabintetőt… Ez volt az a pillanat, amikor a sorsom örökre összefonódott a szovjet haditechnikával…”