To Sleep in a Sea of Stars

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars
Author: Christopher Paolini
Pages: 688
ISBN: 9781250762900
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Release: 2020-09-15
Editor: Tor Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Now a New York Times and USA Today bestseller! Winner of Best Science Fiction in the 2020 Goodreads Choice Awards! To Sleep in a Sea of Stars is a brand new epic novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eragon, Christopher Paolini. Kira Navárez dreamed of life on new worlds. Now she's awakened a nightmare. During a routine survey mission on an uncolonized planet, Kira finds an alien relic. At first she's delighted, but elation turns to terror when the ancient dust around her begins to move. As war erupts among the stars, Kira is launched into a galaxy-spanning odyssey of discovery and transformation. First contact isn't at all what she imagined, and events push her to the very limits of what it means to be human. While Kira faces her own horrors, Earth and its colonies stand upon the brink of annihilation. Now, Kira might be humanity's greatest and final hope . . . At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars
Author: Christopher Paolini
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781760981556
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Release: 2020-09-15
Editor: Tor UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars is a brand new epic science fiction novel from New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author Christopher Paolini. During a routine survey mission on an uncolonized planet, xenobiologist Kira Navárez finds an alien relic that thrusts her into the wonders and nightmares of first contact. Epic space battles for the fate of humanity take her to the farthest reaches of the galaxy and, in the process, transform not only her - but the entire course of history. 'Christopher Paolini is a true rarity' The Washington Post 'A breathtaking and unheard of success' USA Today

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars
Author: Christopher Paolini
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781529046533
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Release: 2020-09-15
Editor: Pan Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars is a masterful epic science fiction novel from the New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author of the Inheritance Cycle, Christopher Paolini. Kira Navárez dreamed of life on new worlds Now she’s awakened a nightmare During a routine survey mission on an uncolonized planet, Kira finds an alien relic. At first she’s delighted, but elation turns to terror when the ancient dust around her begins to move. As war erupts among the stars, Kira is launched into a galaxy-spanning odyssey of discovery and transformation. First contact isn’t at all what she imagined, and events push her to the very limits of what it means to be human. While Kira faces her own horrors, Earth and its colonies stand upon the brink of annihilation. Now, Kira might be humanity’s greatest and final hope . . . Praise for Christopher Paolini and his work: 'Christopher Paolini is a true rarity' – Washington Post 'An authentic work of great talent' – New York Times Book Review 'A breathtaking and unheard of success' – USA Today 'Christopher Paolini make[s] literary magic' – People

Dead Witch Walking

Dead Witch Walking
Author: Kim Harrison
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780061742095
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Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Zondervan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

All the creatures of the night gather in "the Hollows" of Cincinnati, to hide, to prowl, to party . . . and to feed. Vampires rule the darkness in a predator-eat-predator world rife with dangers beyond imagining—and it's Rachel Morgan's job to keep that world civilized. A bounty hunter and witch with serious sex appeal and an attitude, she'll bring 'em back alive, dead . . . or undead.

Inheritance Boxed Set

Inheritance Boxed Set
Author: Christopher Paolini
Pages: 763
ISBN: 9780375846151
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Release: 2008-09-20
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

WITH THE HIGHLY anticipated publication of Book Three in the Inheritance cycle, the hardcover editions of all three books will be available in a handsome boxed set!

Eragon Eldest

Eragon  Eldest
Author: Christopher Paolini
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0375842403
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Release: 2007-03-13
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A boxed set includes both "Eragon" and "Eldest" together and follows Eragon as he grows from a poor farm boy into an amazing swordsman, fighting to help save the Empire from evil and darkness.

Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Haroun and the Sea of Stories
Author: Rushdie Salman
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780141342399
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Release: 2012-11-29
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Haroun's father is the greatest of all storyletters. His magical stories bring laughter to the sad city of Alifbay. But one day something goes wrong and his father runs out of stories to tell. Haroun is determined to return the storyteller's gift to his father. So he flies off on the back of the Hoopie bird to the Sea of Stories - and a fantastic adventure begins.

The Sea of Tranquility

The Sea of Tranquility
Author: Katja Millay
Pages: 428
ISBN: 9781476730943
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Release: 2013-06-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Teenage former piano prodigy Nastya Kashnikov and Josh Bennett, a lonely boy at her school, enter into an intense relationship, with neither unaware of the dark secrets the other's past holds. Original.

A Sea of Stars

A Sea of Stars
Author: Kate Maryon
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780007464654
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Release: 2012-06-07
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Two girls with two very different lives come together in this beautiful and moving story of friendship and family, by a major new voice in girls’ fiction.

The Inheritance Cycle 4 Book Collection

The Inheritance Cycle 4 Book Collection
Author: Christopher Paolini
Pages: 2882
ISBN: 9780553538090
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Release: 2014-12-09
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Experience the international fantasy sensation that is the Inheritance Cycle with this complete collection of the New York Times bestselling series! For the first time, here are all four books in one ebook collection. One boy, one dragon, and a world of adventure come together in this four-book boxed set collection that makes a perfect gift for fantasy fans. Eragon Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes that he is merely a poor farm boy—until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic, glory, and power. Now his choices could save—or destroy—the Empire. Eldest Eragon must travel to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in the skills of the Dragon Rider: magic and swordsmanship. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and nothing is what it seems. Before long, Eragon doesn’t know whom he can trust. Brisingr There is more adventure at hand for the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by a tangle of promises he may not be able to keep.When unrest claims the rebels and danger strikes from every corner, Eragon must make choices that may lead to unimagined sacrifice. Inheritance Long months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. Eragon and Saphira have come further than anyone dared to hope. But can they topple the evil king and restore justice to Alagaësia? And if so, at what cost? The boxed set features interlocking art that reveals an image across the spines of all four books! And don’t miss the most recent book set in Eragon's world, The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Tales from Alagaësia! "Christopher Paolini is a true rarity." --The Washington Post

Number the Stars

Number the Stars
Author: Lois Lowry
Pages: 329
ISBN: 3125342740
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Release: 2009-10-19
Editor: Ernst Klett Sprachen
Language: en

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The Fork the Witch and the Worm

The Fork  the Witch  and the Worm
Author: Christopher Paolini
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781984894885
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Release: 2018-12-31
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Relish the incomparable imagination of Christopher Paolini in this thrilling collection of stories based in the world of Eragon and the internationally bestselling Inheritance Cycle. A wanderer and a cursed child. Spells and magic. And dragons, of course. Welcome back to the world of Alagaësia. It's been a year since Eragon departed Alagaësia in search of the perfect home to train a new generation of Dragon Riders. When a vision from the Eldunarí, unexpected visitors, and an exciting Urgal legend surface, Eragon is faced with a much-needed distraction that may lead to a new perspective. This volume features three original stories set in Alagaësia, interspersed with scenes from Eragon's own unfolding adventure. Included is an excerpt from the memoir of the unforgettable witch and fortune-teller Angela the herbalist . . . penned by Angela Paolini, the inspiration for the character, herself! Also includes four new pieces of original art by the author. "Christopher Paolini is a true rarity." --The Washington Post

Finding Freedom

Finding Freedom
Author: Erin French
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781250312334
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Release: 2021-04-06
Editor: Celadon Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

**New York Times Bestseller** From Erin French, owner of the critically acclaimed The Lost Kitchen, a TIME world dining destination, a life-affirming memoir about survival, renewal, and finding a community to lift her up Long before The Lost Kitchen became a world dining destination with every seating filled the day the reservation book opens each spring, Erin French was a girl roaming barefoot on a 25-acre farm, a teenager falling in love with food while working the line at her dad’s diner and a young woman finding her calling as a professional chef at her tiny restaurant tucked into a 19th century mill. This singular memoir—a classic American story—invites readers to Erin's corner of her beloved Maine to share the real person behind the “girl from Freedom” fairytale, and the not-so-picture-perfect struggles that have taken every ounce of her strength to overcome, and that make Erin’s life triumphant. In Finding Freedom, Erin opens up to the challenges, stumbles, and victories that have led her to the exact place she was ever meant to be, telling stories of multiple rock-bottoms, of darkness and anxiety, of survival as a jobless single mother, of pills that promised release but delivered addiction, of a man who seemed to offer salvation but in the end ripped away her very sense of self. And of the beautiful son who was her guiding light as she slowly rebuilt her personal and culinary life around the solace she found in food—as a source of comfort, a sense of place, as a way of bringing goodness into the world. Erin’s experiences with deep loss and abiding hope, told with both honesty and humor, will resonate with women everywhere who are determined to find their voices, create community, grow stronger and discover their best-selves despite seemingly impossible odds. Set against the backdrop of rural Maine and its lushly intense, bountiful seasons, Erin reveals the passion and courage needed to invent oneself anew, and the poignant, timeless connections between food and generosity, renewal and freedom.

Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Author: Washington Irving
Pages: 218
ISBN: HARVARD:32044005284948
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Release: 1893
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Old Man and The Sea

The Old Man and The Sea
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9786144134030
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Release: 2015-01-01
Editor: World Heritage Publishers Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A short heroic novel by Ernest Hemingway is a story that centers on an aging fisherman who engages in an epic battle to catch a giant marlin It was published in 1952 and awarded the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Author: Ernest Hemingway Genre: Novel

Dragonslayer

Dragonslayer
Author: Duncan M. Hamilton
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781250306715
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Release: 2019-07-02
Editor: Tor Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Successfully mixes swords, sorcery, and skullduggery with complex characters. Dumas fans will especially appreciate the faux-French setting. This is pure adventure fun with plenty for epic fantasy readers to enjoy.”—Publishers Weekly With the dragons believed dead, the kingdom had no more need for dragonslayers. Drunk, disgraced, and all but forgotten, Guillot has long since left his days of heroism behind him. As forgotten places are disturbed in the quest for power, and things long dormant awaken, the kingdom finds itself in need of a dragonslayer once again, and Guillot is the only one left... "Charming [and] entertaining. Recommended for fans of dragons and medieval settings.”—Library Journal The Dragonslayer Trilogy: 1. Dragonslayer 2. Knight of the Silver Circle 3. Servant of the Crown At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Expert System s Champion

The Expert System s Champion
Author: Adrian Tchaikovsky
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781250766380
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Release: 2021-01-26
Editor: Tordotcom
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Adrian Tchaikovsky's The Expert System's Champion, sometimes the ones you hate are the only ones that can save you. It's been ten years since Handry was wrenched away from his family and friends, forced to wander a world he no longer understood. But with the help of the Ancients, he has cobbled together a life, of sorts, for himself and his fellow outcasts. Wandering from village to village, welcoming the folk that the townships abandon, fighting the monsters the villagers cannot—or dare not—his ever-growing band of misfits has become the stuff of legend, a story told by parents to keep unruly children in line. But there is something new and dangerous in the world, and the beasts of the land are acting against their nature, destroying the towns they once left in peace. And for the first time in memory, the Ancients have no wisdom to offer... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Unchosen Destiny

Unchosen Destiny
Author: Kathie Lightfoot
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781468531756
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Release: 2012-05-25
Editor: Author House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Kayla Green is a strong and powerful white witch by birthrite. Little does she know that there is more in store for her then just her mundane life of living with Steve for the sake of her three very talented children. Strange and powerful dreams (or so she thinks) occupy her mind most of the day while the children are at school. As soon as the new neighbors move in more things start happening that are way out of Kayla's control. A strange man named Artemis for one. Her family starts dying around her. Her life goes out of control. How will everything end up? Who all will wind up meeting an untimely death as Kayla walks down the path of her Unchosen Destiny.

The Inheritance Almanac

The Inheritance Almanac
Author: Michael Macauley
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780375896842
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Release: 2010-11-02
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Christopher Paolini's world of Alagaësia is a magical land, full of mysterious people, objects, and places-one that has captivated millions of fans across the globe. Now, with the Inheritance Fan Book, those fans have a resource in the form of an A-to-Z almanac, where they can find everything they ever wanted to know about this fascinating world. From Arya to Zar'roc, this is an exhaustive encyclopedia about the land of the Inheritance cycle that also offers little-known facts gleaned from dozens of interviews with Christopher Paolini. Did you know . . . -that Helgrind, the den of the Raz'ac, is based on a real rock formation? -that Saphira's blue-tinted vision was inspired by Paolini's own color blindness? -that the Broddrings are the original humans who traveled to Alagaësia with King Palancar? A must-have book for every Inheritance fan!

The Starless Sea

The Starless Sea
Author: Erin Morgenstern
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780385686235
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Release: 2019-11-05
Editor: Doubleday Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Circus, a timeless love story set in a secret underground world—a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea. Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a mysterious book hidden in the stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, and nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood. Bewildered by this inexplicable book and desperate to make sense of how his own life came to be recorded, Zachary uncovers a series of clues—a bee, a key, and a sword—that lead him to a masquerade party in New York, to a secret club, and through a doorway to an ancient library hidden far below the surface of the earth. What Zachary finds in this curious place is more than just a buried home for books and their guardians—it is a place of lost cities and seas, lovers who pass notes under doors and across time, and of stories whispered by the dead. Zachary learns of those who have sacrificed much to protect this realm, relinquishing their sight and their tongues to preserve this archive, and also of those who are intent on its destruction. Together with Mirabel, a fierce, pink-haired protector of the place, and Dorian, a handsome, barefoot man with shifting alliances, Zachary travels the twisting tunnels, darkened stairwells, crowded ballrooms, and sweetly soaked shores of this magical world, discovering his purpose—in both the mysterious book and in his own life.