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Beyond The Burning Lands

Author : John Christopher
ISBN : 9781481419963
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Luke encounters rage, treachery, and revenge in the second book in the post-apocalyptic Sword of the Spirits trilogy from the author of The Tripods series. As the Prince in Waiting, Luke has been protected by the High Seers since his father’s murder and his half-brother’s ascension to the throne of Winchester. But after hiding for months in the underground Sanctuary, Luke discovers a shocking secret: in a world where mechanical devices have been forbidden, the Seers themselves are secret technologists. Now restless, Luke seizes the chance to explore the world around him. His quest leads him to unimaginable dangers and unexpected delights...but the most dangerous part of his journey awaits him at home.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Prince And The Priestess

Author : Jesse Hudson
ISBN : 9781533135124
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Ammon-shur thought that saving the girl and escaping deadly peril in Uruk meant that he would live a safe and happy life in his new home in Ur. With his business prospering, a new daughter just born and everything looking up he is deliriously happy, but he did not reckon with the spread of a deadly new religion that accompanied a massive expansion of the slave trade. Life and liberty become precious commodities as people across Sumeria and beyond are targeted by roving bands of slavers. While slowly worsening domestic troubles lead Ammon to spend more time running caravans to distant cities he runs afoul of slave takers and finds that getting cast into the copper mines of Magan from which few return is just the beginning of his troubles.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

The Prince In Waiting

Author : John Christopher
ISBN : 9781481419932
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A thirteen-year-old’s expectations of royalty give way to adventure in the first book in the post-apocalyptic Sword of the Spirits trilogy from the author of The Tripods series. In Winchester, roles are clearly defined. Warriors fight battles every spring. Dwarfs make the swords and the shields. Grotesque mutants are the servant class. Seers interpret the wishes and predictions of the spirits. And the Prince is the ruler of the city. Thirteen-year-old Luke has no reason to suspect that any of this will change. It’s been this way for least since the year 2000. But things are not what they seem, and soon Luke is thrown into a story of ambition and adventure in the primitive world of the future, expertly crafted by critically acclaimed Tripods author John Christopher.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Burning Library

Author : Edmund White
ISBN : UOM:39015032097787
Genre : Social Science
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A collection of essays chronicles changes in gay life from the 1960s to the present and shares thoughts on Truman Capote, Cormac McCarthy, Robert Mapplethorpe, and other literary and artistic figures
Category: Social Science

The Prince

Author : Vito Bruschini
ISBN : 9781451687217
Genre : Fiction
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Based on a true story, The Prince is a “complex, informed, and intelligent saga” (Kirkus Reviews) about the web of love, betrayal, and murder that forged the most powerful criminal organization in history—the Mafia. In this remarkable novel, author Vito Bruschini brilliantly evokes the charismatic figure of Prince Ferdinando Licata, a wealthy Sicilian landowner who uses his personal power and charm to placate Sicilian peasants and fight off Mussolini’s fascists. As tensions rise in Italy during the 1930s, with increasingly violent consequences, Licata attracts many friends and even more enemies. Eventually implicated in a grisly murder, the prince flees to America, where he ends up navigating a turf war between Irish and Italian gangs of the Lower East Side. Violence explodes in unexpected ways as Licata gains dominance over New York, with the help of a loyal townsman with blood ties to the prince who is forced to abandon his fiancée in Sicily. The two men return to their native land at the height of World War II in an outrageously bold maneuver engineered by Licata and mobster Lucky Luciano. Both the prince and his kinsman assist US naval intelligence during the invasion of Sicily and, once they are back on their native soil, they proceed to settle unfinished business with their enemies and unravel old secrets in a stunning and sinister finale. Through a spellbinding story and unforgettable characters, Bruschini depicts in visceral detail the dark intertwining roots of loyalty and betrayal, poverty and privilege, secrets and revelations that contributed to the rise of the Mafia in Sicily and America.
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