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The Rise of the Red Shadow

By Joseph R. Lallo
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  • Publisher : Joseph R. Lallo
  • Isbn : 1301348465
  • Pages : 425
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 445
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Every story must begin somewhere. For the warrior who would come to be known as the fearsome Red Shadow, the story began in a forgotten glade deep in the land of Tressor. It was there that a pair of trackers, eager to retrieve a lost slave, instead found an orphaned malthrope. Had it been a human, it might have been treated with compassion, but in the eyes of human society a malthrope was a monster, a mix of fox and man believed to be a murderer and thief by its very nature. The beast was to be sold for a handful of silver, but fate intervened in the form of an old blind slave named Ben. Under the learned hand of the one human who believed in his potential, the young malthrope would instead be given the wisdom to take his first steps on the long journey to his destiny. The Rise of the Red Shadow chronicles the early life of one of the most mysterious figures of the The Book of Deacon trilogy, the creature called Lain. It tells of his years working and learning on a Tresson plantation until a dark day of vengeance and bloodshed finally set him free. From there you will follow as he finds his place in the world, learning what it is to be a malthrope, and turning to the purpose that will guide him for the rest of his days. It is a story of love, hate, and lessons hard-learned, revealing the painful choices one must make to become the hero the world needs.

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Book Summary:

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Broadway Musical contains a chronology, an introduction, an appendix, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1000 cross-referenced entries on Broadway shows, composers, playwrights, directors, producers, designers, actors, and theatres. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Broadway musicals.

The A to Z of the Broadway Musical

By William A. Everett,Paul R. Laird
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Isbn : 9780810870444
  • Pages : 460
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 335
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Book Summary:

The Broadway musical has greatly influenced American (and world) culture. Such shows as Oklahoma! and Annie Get Your Gun are as 'American as apple pie,' while the long runs of imports like Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, and Les MisZrables have broken records. Broadway has produced such cultural icons as Ethel Merman, Yul Brynner, and Julie Andrews, and composers and lyricists such as Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and many others have had their melodies sung on its stages. Visionaries like George Abbott, Agnes de Mille, Jerome Robbins, Bob Fosse, Tommy Tune, and Susan Stroman have brought productions to life through their innovative direction and choreography. Since the latter part of the 19th century, the Broadway musical has remained one of the most popular genres in entertainment and its history is related in detail in The A to Z of the Broadway Musical. Through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and 900 dictionary entries on Broadway shows, playwrights, directors, producers, designers, and actors, this handy desk reference offers quick information on the many aspects of the Broadway musical.

Rebels of the Red Planet

By Charles Louis Fontenay
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1633559041
  • Pages : 130
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 386
  • File Pdf: rebels-of-the-red-planet.pdf

Book Summary:

Dark Kensington had been dead for twenty-five years. It was a fact; everyone knew it. Then suddenly he reappeared, youthful, brilliant, ready to take over the Phoenix, the rebel group that worked to overthrow the tyranny that gripped the settlers on Mars.

In the Shadow of the Fire

By Hervé Le Corre
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  • Publisher : Europa Editions
  • Isbn : 1609456319
  • Pages : 430
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 244
  • File Pdf: in-the-shadow-of-the-fire.pdf

Book Summary:

As the Paris Commune is destroyed, a Communard searches the embattled city for his missing fiancé in this prize-winning novel: “an astounding epic” (L’Express, FR). Paris, 1871. The Paris Commune has taken control of the French capitol, but the Communards now face a savage conflict against the French Armed Forces loyal to Versailles in what will come to be known as The Bloody Week. Amid the shrapnel and chaos, while the entire west side of Paris is a field of ruins, a photographer fascinated by the suffering of young women takes “suggestive” photos to sell to a particular clientele. Then young women begin disappearing, and when a seamstress who volunteers at a first aid station, is counted among the missing, her fiancé—a member of the Commune’s National Guard—scours the city for her. Joined in the search by a Communal security officer, their race against the clock takes them through the shell-shocked streets of Paris, and introduces them to a cast of fascinating characters. Winner of the French Voices Prize

Omnipresence

By D. S. Quinio
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Strategic Book Publishing
  • Isbn : 1625169019
  • Pages : 406
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 781
  • File Pdf: omnipresence.pdf

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The eternal existence of the Universe rests on three orbs. One was stolen. And the other two are in peril. The Orbs of Power were created when the world was young to sustain life in all creation; each contains the forces within the Maker's innate self: Omnipresence, Omniscience, and Omnipotence. When the Orb of Omnipresence fractures and explodes as the Archangel fights the Demon who attempts to steal it, the fragments fall and scatter between Earth and the realm of Dyrg'Or - two worlds existing on the Blue planet without knowledge of the other - causing both dimensions to merge and fight for space, and the shards to latch on to the mortals below. Kyle Drummond never expects an ordinary, uneventful day in his native Toronto to end with an unlikely catastrophe. When he regains consciousness after a terrifying lightning bolt strikes him, he finds himself in a strange habitat with an archangel and a maiden from an unknown land. Kyle realizes that everything he knew about himself is just the tip of what he is destined to be. Freija, an erudite from Dyrg'Or, has remained a maiden all her life until she finds love with shy, unassuming Kyle. Yet if they succeed on a quest to hunt for the scattered orb fragments and manage to put the balance back on Earth and Dyrg'Or, she is doomed to never see Kyle again. Omnipresence: The Rise of the Gatekeeper is the first book of The Orbs of Power. It is the story of how a guileless mortal transcends to become The Gatekeeper, and the journey that defines his destiny. Publisher's website: http: //sbprabooks.com/DSQuinio Author's websites: www.dsquinio.com and www.theorbsofpower.com

Legacy of Shadow

By Craig Gallant
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Winged Hussar Publishing
  • Isbn : 0997094672
  • Pages : 325
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 363
  • File Pdf: legacy-of-shadow.pdf

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Two men of earth stumble upon an artifact that bestows upon one of them control of and responsibility for an ancient space station that stands as the last bastion of freedom in the galaxy. With the support of his friend and others he meets along the way, he does his best to fill the office until a suitable successor can be found. At the same time forces of galactic oppression move to use his presence as an excuse to crush the station. He battles determined enemies, betrayal, and his own inner demons to defend the position blind luck put him into, but in the process, he might have started a process that might destroy every human in the galaxy.

Stalin

By Simon Sebag Montefiore
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn : 0307427935
  • Pages : 848
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 524
  • File Pdf: stalin.pdf

Book Summary:

This widely acclaimed biography of Stalin and his entourage during the terrifying decades of his supreme power transforms our understanding of Stalin as Soviet dictator, Marxist leader, and Russian tsar. Based on groundbreaking research, Simon Sebag Montefiore reveals the fear and betrayal, privilege and debauchery, family life and murderous cruelty of this secret world. Written with bracing narrative verve, this feat of scholarly research has become a classic of modern history writing. Showing how Stalin's triumphs and crimes were the product of his fanatical Marxism and his gifted but flawed character, this is an intimate portrait of a man as complicated and human as he was brutal and chilling.

The Neverending Hunt

By Paul Herman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Isbn : 0809562561
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reads : 646
  • File Pdf: the-neverending-hunt.pdf

Book Summary:

Prepared by renowned Howard scholar Paul Herman with the assistance of Glenn Lord, this is the first new bibliography of Robert E. Howard since 1976. This massive volume contains more than twice as much information as the preceding biblio, The Last Celt. Robert E. Howard is considered the Godfather of Sword and Sorcery, and the creator of the international icon, Conan the Cimmerian, yet wrote successfully in numerous genres. The Neverending Hunt lists every story, poem, letter and publication in which a Howard work has appeared. It's more than you might think . . .

Dragon Alliance: Rise against Shadow

By J. Michael Fluck
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Inspiring Voices
  • Isbn : 1462403565
  • Pages : 520
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 745
  • File Pdf: dragon-alliance.pdf

Book Summary:

When a young dragonrider named Mkel and his dragon, Gallanth, begin having visions of the last horrendous war that the Dragon Alliance Republic fought against the Morgathian Empire, they realize that these visions are warning them of a rising darkness and battle yet to come. But as they train their soldiers for the war ahead, they discover that the Morgathians aren’t their only enemy; someone within the Alliance is conspiring against them. To make matters worse, a group of power-hungry senators known as the Party of the Enlightened are collaborating to bring about the Alliance’s destruction. Worried by their newfound foes and forever haunted by the death of his father, Mkel must find a way to put the past behind him and bring his troops together if he and Gallanth hope to overcome these threats. But with the odds stacked against them and many difficult battles ahead, Mkel can’t help but wonder if he—or the Alliance—will survive.

International Communications

By Art Silverblatt,Nikolai Zlobin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317467604
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 898
  • File Pdf: international-communications.pdf

Book Summary:

International communication affects the way we think about other countries and their people and sets the agenda of issues that face the global community. This book introduces the functions of international communications.