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The Night Sky : A Series of Short Stories

By E K Eonia
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Isbn : 0992172357
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  • Category : Fiction
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The Night Sky is a series of nine short stories inspired by star gazing and some of the visible stars and constellation in the night sky. Each story weaves into its unravelling a particular star or constellation that captures a part of the essence of that short story. Travelling all over the globe to places like South Africa, the United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Hawaii, Japan, North America, Ireland and Iceland, each story captures a series of moments in time reflecting the variety and diversity that exists across the world as reflected by the expansive reach of the Night Sky. With tales of family, love, death, hope and optimism, spanning different times, spaces and expectations each story weaves itself into the canvass that is the Night Sky. This collection is positive, uplifting, humorous and above all human.

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A series of horrific murders has brought terror to the Kingdom of Muman. The victims, all young girls, were slaughtered with unspeakable violence on the nights of three consecutive full moons. Suspicion falls on three dark strangers from the distant land of Aksum (Ethiopia), who are guests at the Abbey of Finbarr. A panic-stricken mob attacks the abbey, leaving the religious in fear for their lives. Sister Fidelma and Brother Eadulf are called in to restore order and find the killer, but it soon becomes clear that the three mysterious strangers are hiding a dark secret. And what about the ageing Laig, a hermit-like apothecary, who is known to have instructed all three victims about the magic and power of the moon; what sinister truths are hidden in his dark woodland dwelling? As Fidelma struggles to repair her faltering relationship with Eadulf, can she uncover the truth before the killer strikes again on the next night of the full moon?

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  • File Pdf: the-year-s-top-ten-tales-of-science-fiction-5.pdf

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An unabridged collection of the “best of the best” science fiction stories published in 2012 by current and emerging masters of the genre, edited by Allan Kaster. In “Invisible Men,” by Christopher Barzak, a maid in an inn encounters the Invisible Man who makes her an offer to be more than she is in this quasi-retelling of H.G. Wells’ famous story. In this year’s Nebula Award winner for best novelette, “Close Encounters,” by Andy Duncan, an old man is hounded by reporters about the stories he used to tell of an alien who took him into space and the dog he brought back with him. “Bricks, Sticks, Straw,” by Gwyneth Jones, follows virtual scientists forced to survive within their remotes when a young science team on Earth loses remote contact with their telepresences on Jupiter’s moons. In “Arbeitskraft,” by Nick Mamatas, Friedrich Engels strives to spread class revolution as a labor organizer for factory cyborg matchstick girls. “The Man,” by Paul McAuley, is a Jackaroo tale about a solitary woman, living in a cabin on the planet Yanos, whose life is interrupted by the sudden appearance of a naked man at her door. In “Nahiku West,” by Linda Nagata, set in the author’s Nanotech Succession sequence, officer Zeke Choy investigates an accident involving an illegal enhancement which was used to save a life. “Tyche and the Ants,” by Hannu Rajaniemi, showcases the plight of a young girl hidden on the moon by her parents, along with grags and Brain, as robotic ants have come from the Great Wrong Place to take her away. In “Katabasis,” by Robert Reed, human adventurers on a journey in an inhospitable high-gravity region of the Great Ship must use porters, evolved for massive worlds, to aid them. “The Contrary Gardener,” by Christopher Rowe, tells of the tough decisions a talented gardener in a society which genetically grows some crops for ammunition must come to when she’s recruited for the war effort. Finally, in “Scout,” by Bud Sparhawk, a reconstructed marine is deployed to a planet occupied by the Shardies to reconnoiter by making use of his “turtle” enhancements to avoid detection.

The House in the Cerulean Sea

By TJ Klune
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Isbn : 1250217326
  • Pages : 305
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 602
  • File Pdf: the-house-in-the-cerulean-sea.pdf

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A NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, and WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER! A 2021 Alex Award winner! The 2021 RUSA Reading List: Fantasy Winner! An Indie Next Pick! One of Publishers Weekly's "Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2020" One of Book Riot’s “20 Must-Read Feel-Good Fantasies” Lambda Literary Award-winning author TJ Klune’s bestselling, breakout contemporary fantasy that's "1984 meets The Umbrella Academy with a pinch of Douglas Adams thrown in." (Gail Carriger) Linus Baker is a by-the-book case worker in the Department in Charge of Magical Youth. He's tasked with determining whether six dangerous magical children are likely to bring about the end of the world. Arthur Parnassus is the master of the orphanage. He would do anything to keep the children safe, even if it means the world will burn. And his secrets will come to light. The House in the Cerulean Sea is an enchanting love story, masterfully told, about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place—and realizing that family is yours. "1984 meets The Umbrella Academy with a pinch of Douglas Adams thrown in." —Gail Carriger, New York Times bestselling author of Soulless At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Tale of a Boon's Wife

By Fartumo Kusow
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Second Story Press
  • Isbn : 1772600482
  • Pages : 376
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 211
  • File Pdf: tale-of-a-boon-s-wife.pdf

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Despite her family's threat to disown her, Idil, a young Somali woman, rejects her high Bliss status to marry Sidow, a poor Boon man. Her decision transforms her life, forcing her to face harsh and sometimes even deadly consequences for her defiance of a strict tribal hierarchy. Set in the fifteen-year period before Somalia's 1991 Civil War, Idil's journey is almost too hard to bear at times. Her determination to follow her heart and to pursue love over family and convention is a story that has been told across time and across cultures.

The Tales of True Mythology Discovery

By Ethan Long
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Isbn : 1449767133
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 310
  • File Pdf: the-tales-of-true-mythology-discovery.pdf

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Have you ever had moments when you saw something from the corner of your eye, but there was nothing to be found? You may want to look again. Logan has always wanted more adventure in his life. All it takes is an old book in his great-grandmother's house to set him on that journey. The further he delves into the strange myths chronicled in the book, the more those myths come alive before his eyes. Secrets hidden in the town theatre, centaurs in the woods, and a powerful threat at his back send him racing through the forest, running from danger, and searching for truth. For what are myths but things that have yet to be discovered? Now the myths have been found again. These are their tales.

Wishing on a Star

By Fran Lee
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Gibbs Smith
  • Isbn : 1423611667
  • Pages : 64
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reads : 974
  • File Pdf: wishing-on-a-star.pdf

Book Summary:

If you go outside on a clear night, you can't help yourself. Your head tilts back, your eyes rise up, and you find yourself gazing at the stars . . . WOW! From the beginning of time, people have admired the night sky's beauty. The night sky is our oldest picture book, and Wishing on a Star retells some of these stories from around the world in simple language that kids can understand. Wishing on a Star also includes lots of fun activities that celebrate the stars. Learn how to make a twinkling thaumatrope, fly a starry kite, and act in your own constellation play. Star maps and stargazing tips show how to find the constellations, and cool science facts teach more about the stars.

Tall Tales of Malaysia

By James M. Bourke
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 1665597631
  • Pages : 150
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 841
  • File Pdf: tall-tales-of-malaysia.pdf

Book Summary:

Tall Tales of Malaysia is a collection of 18 vivid and memorable short stories about life in the Federation of Malaysia. The stories vary greatly in scope and theme. However, taken together, they capture the distinctive flavour of the people and states that make up modern Malaysia, its exotic rainforest, its diverse races, its indigenous people and their belief in ghosts, djinns and bomohs. There is a good deal of flashback to the colonial era and some mention of the legacy issues which still remain. The stories are entirely fictional and belong to the rich oral tradition of storytelling across Southeast Asia. Tall Tales of Malaysia are refreshingly different. They are gripping and a joy to read.

The Storyteller

By Dave Grohl
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 006307611X
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Music
  • Reads : 456
  • File Pdf: the-storyteller.pdf

Book Summary:

The #1 New York Times Bestseller * Named one of Variety's Best Music Books of 2021 * Included in Audible's Best of The Year list * A Business Insider Best Memoirs of 2021 * One of NME's Best Music Books of 2021 So, I've written a book. Having entertained the idea for years, and even offered a few questionable opportunities ("It's a piece of cake! Just do 4 hours of interviews, find someone else to write it, put your face on the cover, and voila!") I have decided to write these stories just as I have always done, in my own hand. The joy that I have felt from chronicling these tales is not unlike listening back to a song that I've recorded and can't wait to share with the world, or reading a primitive journal entry from a stained notebook, or even hearing my voice bounce between the Kiss posters on my wall as a child. This certainly doesn't mean that I'm quitting my day job, but it does give me a place to shed a little light on what it's like to be a kid from Springfield, Virginia, walking through life while living out the crazy dreams I had as young musician. From hitting the road with Scream at 18 years old, to my time in Nirvana and the Foo Fighters, jamming with Iggy Pop or playing at the Academy Awards or dancing with AC/DC and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, drumming for Tom Petty or meeting Sir Paul McCartney at Royal Albert Hall, bedtime stories with Joan Jett or a chance meeting with Little Richard, to flying halfway around the world for one epic night with my daughters…the list goes on. I look forward to focusing the lens through which I see these memories a little sharper for you with much excitement.

Jungle Tales of Tarzan

By Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Gateway
  • Isbn : 0575128089
  • Pages : 191
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 925
  • File Pdf: jungle-tales-of-tarzan.pdf

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The young Tarzan was unlike the great apes who were his only companions and playmates. Theirs was a simple, savage life, filled with little but killing or being killed. But Tarzan had all of a normal boy's desire to learn. He had painfully taught himself to read from books left by his dead father. Now he sought to apply this book knowledge to the world around him. He sought for such things as the source of dreams and the whereabouts of God. And he searched for the love and affection that every human being needs. But he was alone in his struggles to grow and understand. The life of the jungle had no room for abstractions.

A Tale of Two Castles: Thane Amulet Tales Book Two

By CJ Nicolson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Isbn : 1471015858
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 956
  • File Pdf: a-tale-of-two-castles.pdf

Book Summary:

Thane Amulet Tales A Tale of Two Castles Book Two The Thane Amulet is missing. Tri Earth world is about to be torn apart because of one thoughtless deed. Its perpetrator the one and only Pascal The second book of the Thane Amulet series takes Connor, Kyle and Alex deeper into the world of the Tri Earth The wizard Necrov’s power is waxing whereas the world of Lord Claus and the Elvin kind is waning. Who can restore the balance? In the gothic passages of Necrov Castle Connor, disguised as a Goblin, takes on evil face to face. In the Ice Palace, the eclectic Onderdharka Dark Duncan tries to break the siege. Beautifully illustrated, it is a story to enthral young and old lovers of fantasy but particularly those between ten and sixteen

The Mythology of the Night Sky

By David E. Falkner
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn : 9781461401377
  • Pages : 238
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 831
  • File Pdf: the-mythology-of-the-night-sky.pdf

Book Summary:

The Mythology of the Night Sky is intended primarily for amateur astronomers who would like to know the mythology behind the names of constellations and planets. It deals with the 48 constellations identified by the ancient Greek astronomer Ptolemy, as well as all the planets of our solar system and their moons, which are named after Roman gods. To assist practical observers the book gives the location and description of each constellation, including named stars and deep-sky objects. Readers are encouraged to observe and image the constellations for themselves, and there is a lot of practical information in this book to help them along the way. In addition to providing a detailed (and mostly Greek) mythology of the constellations and the vast soap opera that was part of the Ancient Greek pantheon, this book also addresses the planets of the Solar System, which are named after the Roman - not Greek - gods.

The Complete Works of Warwick Deeping: Historical Novels, Action-Adventures and Tales of Romance

By Warwick Deeping
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : EAN:4064066380076
  • Pages : 13685
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 249
  • File Pdf: the-complete-works-of-warwick-deeping.pdf

Book Summary:

Musaicum Books presents this meticulously edited collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Novels: Uther and Igraine Love Among the Ruins The Slanderers The Seven Streams Bess of the Woods A Woman's War Bertrand of Brittany Mad Barbara (These White Hands) The Red Saint The Pride of Eve King Behind The King (The Shield of Love) Apples of Gold The Secret Sanctuary (The Saving of John Stretton) Sorrell and Son Doomsday Kitty Old Pybus Roper's Row Exiles The Road (The Ten Commandments) Old Wine and New The Challenge of Love (Sincerity) Smith The Eyes of Love (Fox Farm) Two Black Sheep Seven Men Came Back The Man on the White Horse Valour Sackcloth into Silk (The Golden Cord) The White Gate No Hero—This Blind Man's Year The Woman at the Door The Malice of Men Shabby Summer (Folly Island) The Man Who Went Back The Dark House Mr Gurney and Mr Slade (The Cleric's Secret) The Impudence of Youth Laughing House Man in Chains Caroline Terrace Slade Short Stories: Countess Glika and Other Stories: Countess Glika The Red Shirt The Girl on the Mountain The Lady of the Terrace Bitter Silence The Short Stories of Warwick Deeping: Wilmer's Wife Two Men The Pool of the Satyr Old Fagus That Vulgar Person The Immortals The Harmless Satyr Silver's Bus Poet and Peasant Gustave Sand Dunes The First Wrinkle Shipwreck and a Shrew Caliban Noise Six Months to Live Sennen Climbs a Wall Rachel in Search of Reality Ridicule The Great Saaba Bridge The Blue Tulip A Red Blind The Three Trees The Red Van Stockings Sappho The Black Cat The Other Woman About It? Contraband Heritage Discord Restitution At "The Golden Palace" The Hesperides Elizabeth The Man Who Came Back The Child Paternity The Strange Case of Sybil Carberry The Cave Precious Stones Barron's Broken Head In the Snow Laughing Sickness The Man with the Red Tie Escape The Sand-pit The Liars The Broken Violin The Son Two in a Train and Other Stories: Two in a Train The Rainbow The Madness of Professor Pye Lucky Ship A Waxwork Sow Compassion Francois Jack and Andrew Out of the Sea…