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Alcatraz Versus The Shattered Lens

Author : Brandon Sanderson
ISBN : 9781444006759
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A whole army of evil Librarians! And Alcatraz Smedry has only his friend, Bastille, a few pairs of glasses and an unlimited supply of exploding teddy bears to help him defend the island of Mokia. Even Alcatraz's extraordinary talent for breaking things may not be enough to defeat the evil Librarians' giant robots. Can Alcatraz find a way to save the Free Kingdoms?
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Shattered Lens

Author : Brandon Sanderson
ISBN : 9781466865563
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The Shattered Lens is the fourth action-packed fantasy adventure in the Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series for young readers by the #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson. These fast-paced and funny novels are now available in deluxe hardcover editions illustrated by Hayley Lazo. Alcatraz Smedry is up against a whole army of Evil Librarians with only his friend Bastille, a few pairs of glasses, and an unlimited supply of exploding teddy bears to help him. This time, even Alcatraz's extraordinary talent for breaking things may not be enough to defeat the army of Evil Librarians and their giant librarian robots. “An excellent choice to read aloud to the whole family. It's funny, exciting, and briskly paced.” —Nancy Pearl on NPR'S Morning Edition At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Shattered Lens

Author : Jonathan Alpeyrie
ISBN : 9781501146534
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In this “gripping and personal view of war” (Andy McNab, author of Bravo Two Zero), a celebrated photographer crafts a powerful memoir about his experiences in some of the world’s most dangerous, war-torn areas—and his terrifying capture by Syrian rebels in 2013. For a decade, Jonathan Alpeyrie—a French‑American photojournalist—had ventured in and out of more than a dozen conflict zones. He photographed civilians being chased out of their homes, military trucks roving over bullet‑torn battlefields, and too many bodies to count. But on April 29, 2013, during his third assignment to Syria, Alpeyrie became the story. For eighty‑one days he was bound, blindfolded, and beaten by Syrian rebels. Over the course of his captivity, Alpeyrie kept his spirits up and strove to find the humanity in his captors. He took part in their activities, taught them how to swim, prayed with them, and tried learning their language and culture. He also discovered a dormant faith within himself, one that strengthened him throughout the ordeal. The Shattered Lens is a firsthand account that “reads like a thriller” (The New York Journal of Books) by a photojournalist who has always answered the next adrenaline‑pumping assignment. Yet, during his headline‑making kidnapping and “for all his suffering, Alpeyrie expresses, in words and color photographs, the compassion of a global citizen seeing beyond his personal terror and into the nuances of human interactions” (Booklist).
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Shattered Lens

Author : Jason P. Stadtlander
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Genre : Fiction
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When an intruder breaks into Jillian's home looking for pharmaceutical drugs, he discovers a secret that would alter his life forever. NOTE: This is a short story with a preview of The Steel Van Man included at the end.
Category: Fiction

Alcatraz Und Die Letzte Schlacht

Author : Brandon Sanderson
ISBN : 9783641112813
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Das Abenteuer von Erfolgsautor Brandon Sanderson geht fantastisch weiter! Die dunklen Bibliothekare haben die Stadt Mokia besetzt und drohen, die Herrschaft über sie an sich zu reißen. Natürlich muss das unter allen Umständen verhindert werden, denn sonst wäre Alcatraz’ bisheriger Kampf am Ende völlig umsonst gewesen. Und so stellt er sich sämtlichen Hindernissen – den riesigen Robotern, die die Bibliothekare zu ihrem Schutz eingesetzt haben, und sogar seiner eigenen verräterischen Mutter. Wird er es schaffen, Mokia zu retten und die Bibliothekare endlich zu besiegen?
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Visions Through A Shattered Lens

Author : Gerard Houarner
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Genre : Fiction
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What visions may come, when peering into the darkness through the shattered lens of a broken world: —the sins of the father being vested on the son in "The Chain-Lynched Man." —the nature of angels, the price of their existence in “The Unborn.” —the horrors of drug addiction, in "Bone House." —Lovecratian cosmic dread, with a distinctly un-Lovecraftian heroine, in “Out of the Shadows.” —the Egyptian goddess Sekhmet manifesting herself in New York City in "Finding the Lost Children." —the Apocalypse, lurking on the periphery in 9/11 tales “Signs of Death" and "Things I Wish I Had Not Seen,” stepping out for a view from other perspectives in “Dead Ground” and “The Changeover.” —the ending and breaking of gender and sexuality in "Clown Fish." —the secret hard edges of "Those Who Cast Shadows." —the path that should not have been taken in “On the Road.” Visions Through A Shattered Lens presents the twenty stories, 9 original to the collection, plus two new additions to this Crossroad Press edition, all searching for meaning in the splintered realities of our existence in shadows and corners, among old gods and goddesses reborn in a modern world, in twisted faith, apocalypse, loss and transformation. Other stories included in this collection are: "Visions Through a Shattered Lens", "Bui Doi", "Children in the Moonless Night", "Born from the Womb of Forever", "Like Tears, Cast in the Steps of Her Mother", "The Mutilation Missionary", and "Bones of the Maker". What others have said: In his fourth story collection, native New Yorker Houarner (Painfreak, etc.) offers 20 tough, uncompromising horror tales, nine of which are previously unpublished. No reader is likely to enjoy all the stories, with their mostly urban settings and in some cases overly familiar themes, but there’s something here for every taste in adult horror.” Visions Through A Shattered Lens, Publishers Weekly, October 14, 2002 Houarner's greatest strength is, hands down, his versatility of idea and style. In this collection, we experience the grand, almost poetic tales for which the author is often lauded, the ones that sweep off the pages in a lush beauty……and trail blood in their wake. Naturally, the old horror standards of pain and loss are also in abundance, but this collection has a more playful resonance, a wider breadth of ideas and stylistic forms, than some of his earlier collections, and it's all the stronger for it. Gerard Houarner is rapidly shaping up to be one of the finest horror authors in print today through such divergent works as THE BEAST THAT WAS MAX, PAINFREAK and others. Visions...., Richard Laymon Kills site, 12/02 Visions Through a Shattered Lens does indeed offer a skewed portrait of the realities, both seen and unseen, that encompass the mysteries of our existence. This is powerful, primal work by a far from ordinary writer. It taunts with concepts too large to fit on the screen of the mind’’s eye, illuminating just enough of what can’t be clearly conceived to terrify and intrigue, while maintaining the essential mystery of enigma. This is the most definitive collection yet by an author who’’s only begun his journey of morbid discovery. Visions....., Hellnotes, Vol.7, Issue 3, January 16, 2003 “…Houarner is a good writer, and he constructs some unusual plots…” Joe Bob Briggs.com, 5/03
Category: Fiction

Shattered Lens

Author : Mary Alice Beasley
ISBN : 9781452027869
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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As a toddler, Mary sustains an injury to her left eye. In elementary school, she is diagnosed with a traumatic cataract caused by a shattered lens and is advised to always wear glasses to protect her better eye. Not wanting to be teased by peers, she disguises her impairment by wearing tinted shades of various hues. These camouflages affect the way she views life and alters her perception of people and events. Believing that everyone encountered would initially focus on her eyes, she limits her social interactions and becomes an avid reader. After ending an abusive marriage to Chico, her high school and college boyfriend, and later identifying with the Hebrew Israelites, she decides to take off the colorful blinders and face life, with all of its complexities, clearly focused by going on a Caribbean cruise to reflect on her experiences in order to resolve the inner conflicts which led to years of unhappiness and deferred dreams. The Creation story in the book of Genesis guides her thinking as she desperately attempts to recreate her life by analyzing over thirty years of experiences in seven short days. It begins with her understanding the causes of her blurred vision and ends with an enlightened sense of self pride, purpose and spiritual awareness. Throughout this true adventure, she uses her visual impairment as a metaphor for the blindness she suffers as she journeys along life's path. The book is filled with tales of her family structure and social values; issues of marriage, domestic violence, infidelity, deception and divorce; the challenges of single parenting; the frustrations of religious persecution and professional discrimination; the disappointments encountered in attempts to establish friendships and develop intimate relationships; and finally the blessings of finding true love and restoring trust.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Visions Through A Shattered Lens

Author : James Beaumont
ISBN : 9781491786116
Genre : Fiction
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How do you know what is real and what is not? Do you trust your mind enough to make the distinction? You might think you see the world clearly, but maybe theres nothing clear to see; maybe the world is, in fact, distorted, as illuminated in Visions through a Shattered Glass, thirty-one stories sure to make you question the everyday. Within, there are tales of dreamers who see things like crypts and crying mothers, unsure of the images validity. There are mysterious women, one dressed all in black, who serve to lure and confound. There are women who protect, as well, even from something so silly as a spider. Yet, are any of these happenings tangible, or has reality crumbled for this bevy of ill-fated men and women? Author James Beaumont weaves a tapestry of horror and fantasy. He rides a carousel of contrasting moods, sometimes fantastic, other times hauntingly nostalgic, but always unsettling and ominous. Are you prepared to step into this world of alternate reality where things that go bump in the night really do wait outside your door? Come inside and find out.
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Alcatraz Und Das Pergament Des Todes

Author : Brandon Sanderson
ISBN : 9783641112790
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Nach seinem ersten Abenteuer soll Alcatraz nun mit dem Rest seiner für ihn noch neuen Familie in die Freien Königreiche gebracht werden. Als Grandpa Smedry diesmal nicht wie sonst zu spät, sondern gar nicht kommt, fliegen sie ohne ihn los. Doch kurz darauf erhalten sie von ihm eine Nachricht, die alles verändert: Er ist auf der Suche nach Alcatraz’ verschollenen Vater in die Bibliothek von Alexandria eingedrungen - in die gefährlichste Bibliothek der Welt, gehütet von untoten Kuratoren, die jedem Besucher die Seele rauben wollen. Diese Mission kann Grandpa natürlich nicht alleine durchstehen und so nimmt die Smedry-Familie sofort Kurs auf Alexandria ...
Category: Juvenile Fiction