The Songmaster

Author: Di Morrissey


ISBN: 9781459622371

Category: Aboriginal Australians

Page: 598

View: 287

In Melbourne, a baby girl is found abandoned in the Victorian Art Gallery. She is wrapped in a shawl decorated with a motif that links her to ancient rock paintings in the Kimberley. In Los Angeles, a movie producer's dying daughter is haunted by nightmares after visiting the Kimberley. And it is to the Kimberley that ex-nun Beth Van Horton brings a disparate group of travellers whose lives will be changed forever. The Kimberley - a land that cradles Australia's ancient treasures - is also home to a people whose powerful secrets could unlock the future for modern mankind.

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Orb Books

ISBN: 142996684X

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 215

An SF classic from the author of Ender's Game. Kidnapped at an early age, the young singer Ansset has been raised in isolation at the mystical retreat called the Songhouse. His life has been filled with music, and having only songs for companions, he develops a voice that is unlike any heard before. Ansset's voice is both a blessing and a curse, for the young Songbird can reflect all the hopes and fears his auidence feels and, by magnifying their emotions, use his voice to heal--or to destroy. When it is discovered that his is the voice that the Emperor has waited decades for, Ansset is summoned to the Imperial Palace on Old Earth. Many fates rest in Ansset's hands, and his songs will soon be put to the test: either to salve the troubled conscience of a conqueror, or drive him, and the universe, into mad chaos. Songmaster is a haunting story of power and love--the tale of the man who would destroy everything he loves to preserve humanity's peace, and the boy who might just sing the world away. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Is Present Reality

Author: Vipin Gupta

Publisher: Vipin Gupta

ISBN: 9781087950754

Category: Science

Page: 565

View: 982

Is Present Realty: The Super-science of the transcendental value investigates our reality as an entity who has the power to shape the present and be the light that affirms our presence in the eternal future. The transcendental value of the past is immanent within the present. The present becomes the subject of scientific investigation. The entity who conceived the scientifically investigable present is the super-scientific factor, whose reality transcends beyond the limits of science. An observer behaves as a mirror image of the present and uses the light of self-consciousness for illuminating the reality of the universe. Without the observer’s light, the present of the universe is the dark matter. Once the observer services the sentient light force, the future of the observer is the black hole. As a manager of our reality, we have an option not to transform our sentient energy into a light force, behaving as if we are the white star source of light, for illuminating the reality of the universe. Instead, we may invest our energy for conceiving a different reality at any moment that thereafter constitutes the past. Such unique reality is scientifically observable in the present as the illuminated matter. The illuminated matter is a proportion of the present, which is the dark matter. Thus, if an observer observes the illuminated matter as the rope, it might as well be a body of atoms that eventually transforms into a body of cells. That body of cells may be the reality of a snake. What we observe and experience in the present is not necessarily the reality. This work reveals the blockages that limit our vision’s dimensionality and the solutions to be the reality that shapes the eternal present. Dr. Vipin Gupta has a Ph.D. in managerial science and applied economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a gold medalist from the Post-graduate Program of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India. He is a Professor of sensible management and appropriate science at the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration, California State University San Bernardino, USA.
The Soprano Sorceress

Author: L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781429958301

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 565

The Soprano Sorceress, the first novel in New York Times bestselling author L. E. Modesitt, Jr.'s epic fantasy series the Spellsong Cycle about a singer and music instructor at Iowa State University who gets far more than she expected when she is magically transported to the world of Erde. On Erde, Anna Marshall is no longer just a professional singer. In this world, song is magic, making Anna a sorceress, potentially the strongest in Erde. Here, a wrong note can mean death to a sorcerer, but Anna's lifetime of training means she can sing more powerfully and precisely than anyone else. Her power does not go unnoticed and makes her a target. To survive, Anna must learn enough song-magic and understand this new world. The Spellsong Cycle The Soprano Sorceress The Spellsong War Darksong Rising The Shadow Sorceress Shadowsinger Other series by this author: The Imager Portfolio The Saga of Recluce The Corean Chronicles The Ghost Books The Ecolitan Matter At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Master Of Souls (Sister Fidelma Mysteries Book 16)

Author: Peter Tremayne

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780755372713

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 989

Sister Fidelma must find the link that connects the mysterious crimes in MASTER OF SOULS, Peter Tremayne's brilliant sixteenth novel in the ever-popular Sister Fidelma mystery series. PRAISE FOR THE SISTER FIDELMA SERIES: 'A compulsive readable whodunit fronted by one of the most reliably intriguing characters to grace the pages of the genre' Booklist On a storm-driven night, wreckers drive a ship onto rocks off the coast of Ireland. An Abbess leading a pilgrimage is killed and the young religieuse with her abducted. An ageing scholar is murdered in the Abbey of Ard Fhearta. Do these events have a connection? Sister Fidelma and Brother Eadulf go to Ard Fhearta to examine the mystery. But the abbey stands in the territory of the Uí Fidgente, enemies of Fidelma and her brother, the King of Cashel, and danger threatens Fidelma and Eadulf from the moment of their arrival. What is the link that connects the crimes? Who is the mysterious `master of souls' spreading death and corruption across the land? Has Uaman the Leper, Lord of the Passes, returned from the dead? What readers are saying about MASTER OF SOULS: 'Absolutely gripping from start to finish. Could not put it down' 'MASTER OF SOULS gives us more insight into the customs of ancient Ireland, as well as an interesting mystery to unravel' 'Peter Tremayne writes some of the best historical mysteries due in part to his heroine, a woman living in an enlightened country when the rest of Europe is going through the dark ages'
Holder of Lightning

Author: S. L. Farrell

Publisher: Astra Publishing House

ISBN: 9781101099278

Category: Fiction

Page: 583

View: 767

It had been so many generations since the mage-lights were last seen that they'd become the stuff of legend. But for seventeen-year-old Jenna Aoire legend became reality one night on Knobtop Hill when she found the stone--not much more than a large pebble yet there was something about it that drew her. And then the mage-lights filled the sky, bringing trouble and magic with them that would irrevocably alter Jenna's life.

Author: Jennifer Roberson

Publisher: Astra Publishing House

ISBN: 9781101647448

Category: Fiction

Page: 380

View: 488

Sword-Singer once again unites Del and Tiger--she among the greatest of Northern sword masters, he a Southron warrior of legendary skills--on a new and perilous journey into the North, to the Place of Swords, where Del must submit to trial-by-combat for the slaying of her sword-master.
Shadow's Witness

Author: Paul S. Kemp

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

ISBN: 9780786961825

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 904

Erevis Cale The loyal servant of the Uskevren family, has a terrible secret. Now, when a ruthless evil is unleashed on Selgaunt, the butler's ties to the underworld may have put the Uskevren in jeopardy. Erevist must finally prove his loyalty -- to the city and to the Uskevren. He won't get a second chance.
Fertile Crossings

Author: Pietro Deandrea

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042014784

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 811

In retracing some of the routes followed by West African literature in English over the course of the last three decades, this book employs an original multidimensional approach whereby the three main genres - narrative, poetry and drama - are considered in the light of their intricate web of fecund rapport and mutual influence. Authors such as Tutuola, Armah, Aidoo and Awoonor translated the fluid structures of orality into written prose, and consequently infused their works with poetic and dramatic resonance, thereby challenging the canonical dominance of social realism and paving the way for the birth of West African magical realism in Laing, Okri and Cheney-Coker. Starting in the 1970s, poetry on stage has become a mainstream genre in Ghana, thanks to performances by Okai, Anyidoho and Acquah. Boundaries between literary theatre and other genres have undergone a similar dissolution in the affirmation of the concept of 'total art' from Efua Sutherland to ben Abdallah, Osofisan and others. Fertile Crossings offers a study of these topics from various viewpoints, blending in-depth textual analysis with reflections on the political import of the works in question within the context of the present state of African societies, all supported by interviews with most of the authors.
Death of a Darklord

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

ISBN: 9780786959570

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 851

Death of a Darklord focuses on a young woman who finds that she has a talent for magic in a land and a family unforgiving of such abilities, and her tragic attempts to redeem herself in the eyes of her family by aiding them on their quest to end the dark magic that has destroyed a neighboring town. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The City of Ember Complete Series

Author: Jeanne DuPrau

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9781524719289

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 1150

View: 484

With more than 3.5 million copies sold, the City of Ember books are modern-day classics. Lina and Doon's heart-pounding journey to save their people has captivated readers around the world, and the four adventures are bound together here for the very first time! Escape the Dark. Discover the Adventure. The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. But now with terrifying blackouts sweeping through the streets, Lina and Doon know it’s only a matter of time before the lights go out and never come back on again. When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she and Doon explore long-forgotten parts of their dying city as they race to solve the mystery. If they succeed, they will have to convince everyone to follow them into danger and an exciting new world. But if they fail? The lights will burn out and the darkness will close in forever. The series begins with the groundbreaking dystopian novel The City of Ember, the story of a girl, a boy, and their beleaguered city. Through the sequel, The People of Sparks, the satisfying conclusion, The Diamond of Darkhold, and the prequel,The Prophet of Yonwood, author Jeanne DuPrau offers a vision of hope that, while sometimes flickering against the darkness, ultimately shines through, like the bright dawning of a new world.
The City of Ember Deluxe Edition

Author: Jeanne DuPrau

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780385371360

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 841

Since 2003, readers of all ages have been captivated by Jeanne DuPrau's bestselling dystopian story about a doomed city and the two children determined to escape it. Now new and old fans alike can celebrate The City of Ember with this deluxe edition, which includes an introduction by the author and a brand-new story!