Mercy Thompson is a simple car mechanic, but all her life he feeling that she isn’t a common, there something unusual inside her. Mercy is a shapeshifter, a talent she inherited from her long-gone father. She’s never known any others of her kind. Until now. An evil is stirring in the depths of the Columbia River—one that her father’s people may know something about. And to have any hope of surviving, Mercy and her mate, the Alpha werewolf Adam, will need their help
The action is taking place in 1960. The guru of campus and in the same time turtledove person called Spenser Mallon , moreover he attracted the devotion and demanding sexual favors of his young acolytes. After he invites his most fervent followers to attend a secret ritual in a local meadow, the only thing that remains is a gruesomely dismembered body—and the shattered souls of all who were present. Years later, one man attempts to understand what happened to his wife and to his friends by writing a book about this horrible night, and it’s through this process that they begin to examine the unspeakable events that have bound them in ways they cannot fathom, but that have haunted every one of them through their lives.
The plot of the book is a carrying-away science-fiction work. It narrates about Corn Maxwell who spent his early age on the planet of Poictesme where one of the armies was based during the System Star War. When the war ended, the army left the planet having destroyed their bases and equipment which they had over there. However, one piece of equipment got lost and should be found. It is a military super computer called Merlin. With the help of it any problem could be solved. And everyone understood that life would change a lot depending on who would find this computer first. The main character Corn has a mission to go and research computers and find Merlin. Conn after learning a lot comes back but nobody has ever seen the computer; everyone just talk about it a lot. The life on the planet becomes fussy and nervous as all inhabitants want to change their life for the better. And Conn understand that he needs to find Merlin. This book might be called a real masterpiece by H.Beam Piper as in it he mixes adventure and thriller. The end of the book is very unexpected so it will keep readers attentive till the very end.
This book represents a thorough study of the life events, way of thinking and works of Martin Luther (1483-1546) who is considered to be the founder of Protestantism and is recognized as one of the most influencing people in the history of mankind, aiming at eradicating misperceptions and misunderstandings of his life as it is often seen by ordinary people. Creating this book was an important and a very difficult task for Patrick O'Hare who researched the monographs of Protestant writers as well as those of Martin Luther himself. On the basis of this works the author has formed a new understanding of the life of such a controversial character as Martin Luther. It is also notable that O'Hare does not agree with scholars in many ways making clear examinations and explanations. This work is recommended for all believers who want to find out more about the life course of this famous person.
The Adventures of Mabel is a remarkable children's novel created by Harry Thurston Peck and was first published in 1896-1897. It is a kind and interesting book with a bright cover and wonderful pictures. The characters of The Adventures of Mabel include not only humans but also different animals. Here you meet spiders, giants and other magic creatures which are so interesting for children. The New York Times put the story in the list of the 20 best children's books. Not only children but also their parents when reading it to their kids will be carried away.
East o the Sun and West o the Moon is remarkable romance written in the genre of epic by Peter Christen Asbjrnsen in the Norwegian language. Later, in the year of 1859 it was translated into English by Sir George Webbe Dasent. It is a powerful work created in the best traditions of the Gothic style that will keep modern readers attentive and carried-away. Sir George Webbe Dasent has made an outstanding translation which preserves the original relaxing and in many places colloquial style which is at the same time strong and passionate. The main character of this epic romance is an extremely beautiful lass who has to travel to a distant kingdom to find her sweetheart prince who was kidnapped by an evil and ugly bride. On her way she meets a number of obstacles, people and animals wanting to stop her. However, every cloud has a silver lining and in this world appear someone who wishes to help the lass. The book is intended for children of the age of 4 and up but it also will be interesting for their parents. This book resembles a good and old tale but it is at the same time very smart because it rises the questions of honesty and justice, love and hate, devotion and betrayal. Thus, it has not lost its urgency and would be interested for modern readers.
A book by Peter Kropotkin, Russian historian, geographer and anarchist posit, is an introduction to anarchist communism. It is probably the one of his most widely read works, being a work of popular science, refuting the misuse of evolutionary theory. Kropotkin discusses and debunks with hard evidence the various myths, which have arisen about Mutual Aid. So, on reading the book, written in response to distortions of Darwin, it will become clear that it is considered to be important by both anarchists and non-anarchists. Suffice it to say, “Mutual Aid” is the innovative work of an outstanding scientist who also happened to be the notable anarchist thinker of his time.
Eileen Power's "Medieval People" sets out to study the Middle Ages not from the Historical abstraction viewpoint, but rather from that of the people who lived during the age. It is an account of six individuals who lived during the MA's; Bodo, a Frankish Peasant; Marco Polo, the famous Venetian merchant; Madame Eglentyne, prioress of Chaucer; an anonymous middle-class Parisian housewife; and two English merchants, one engaged in the wool trade and the other a clothier in Essex. The author has described various aspects of social life of the era by drawing on such sources as account books, diaries, letters, records, and wills. She starts the book with an essay entitled "The Precursors," (that previously has never been published) which describes the barbarian conquest of Rome. In this, she describes the lives of three men, Ausonius, Sidonius and Fortunatus and uses them to predict the life that would re-emerge in the Middle Ages. She starts by imagining a day in the life of the Peasant Bodo, in the time of Charlemagne. From her study of primarily economic documents from the Middle Ages of this time, she not only extrapolates but truly brings to life Bodo and his wife Ermentrude. From there, she goes on to the better documented life of Marco Polo, and also describes how he served as an inspiration for Columbus. Madam Eglentyne is next. Here, Power humorously describes in details the inner workings of a gossipy nunnery and how Eglentyne would have gone about her life as an aristocratic women of God. She next details the life of a middle class Parisian housewife by studying the contents of the Menagier's Wife and validating many of its points by referring to other documents. She concludes by detailing the lives of the two Thomases; Betson and Paycocke of Coggeshall. Both are merchants and provide a chance for Power to really show off her grasp of medieval economics as well as an ability to compile disparate correspondences into a story of a life. This is a rare scientific work that truly entertains while being read. "Medieval people" gives readers a realistic vision of that life, of how people saw the world in those times. This book is a real trip to Medieval times. Eileen Power managed to masterly combine a serious scholar work with a fascinating story that amazes from the very first page. The book is written in a simple readable style easy for understanding (and what is also quite important, for remembering). Divided into several stories about different people, this great work will not ever become boring during reading. It is full of interesting facts, the will surely amaze you. Author’s idea about describing lives of several people is really great, because it gives the chance to make a full all-sided impression about those times. This book will be interesting both for students and their teachers, as it is written in a simple language, and you don’t need to be a professor of History to catch the idea of the work.
Amy and Dan Cahill have been located once again, this time in the company of the notoriously unreliable Alistair Oh. Could they have been foolish enough to make an alliance? Spies report that Amy and Dan seem to be tracking the life of one of the most powerful fighters the world has ever known. If this fearsome warrior was a Cahill, his secrets are sure to be well-guarded . . . and the price to uncover them just might be lethal.