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The Golden Scales

Author : Parker Bilal
ISBN : 9781408824900
Genre : Fiction
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Former police inspector Makana, in exile from his native Sudan, lives on a rickety Nile houseboat in Cairo, scratching out a living as a private investigator. When he receives a call from the notorious and powerful Saad Hanafi, he is thrust into a dangerous and glittering world. Hanafi is the owner of a star-studded football team and their most valuable player has vanished. His disappearance threatens to bring down not only the businessman's private empire but also the entire country. Makana encounters Muslim extremists, Russian gangsters and a desperate mother hunting for her missing daughter, as his search stirs up painful memories, leading him back into the sights of an old and dangerous enemy...
Category: Fiction

The Lost Diary

Author : Chris Yates
ISBN : 9781783520428
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In June 1980, when he was thirty-two and had just caught what was then the largest British carp, Chris Yates wondered if his obsession had been cured. Having landed a fifty-pounder, could he now dream of capturing Redmire's real monster, the King? Far from the monster itself, it was the idea of such a leviathan that hooked Chris Yates in the summer of 1981, playing him along the banks for one final season before releasing him back out into the world. Rediscovered after being lost for more than two decades, this diary – complete with original illustrations – recounts the final reckoning of an angler's long relationship with a beloved and mysterious pool.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Golden Chime Mermaid

Author : J.R. Hardin
ISBN : 9781939371218
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Tinkle, a Golden-Chime Mermaid and the protector of the underwater city of Gold Chime, is losing her power. So the city will stay safe, she must pass on her abilities to the young Golden-Chime Mermaid, Twinkle. But Twinkle has been captured by the evil warlock, Grim. The city needs a hero to rescue the young mermaid, but for twenty years no hero has appeared. As time is running out, a young silver-scaled merman named Dart arrives to undertake the task. Dart must find the mermaid and free her from the large sea serpent that is guarding her. In order to free her, he must complete several quests. With every task Dart undertakes he faces more and more unexpected dangers, and he only has ten days to complete the quest before the old Golden-Chime Mermaid loses all her power.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Dragon Scales

Author : Brendan Hudson
ISBN : 1477156658
Genre : Fiction
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Some doors should never be opened. So when Emily steps through a doorway into another world, she never considers the consequences. For Emily Sutton, being thirteen years old is difficult enough. Now she has dragons to contend with. A world of mystery and adventure is waiting for her to explore. But she quickly discovers there is a reason for her being there, and that some dragons are not happy about it. With lies clouding the truth and danger around every corner, Emily must fight to save the dragon world and herself. The only problem is - who can she trust?
Category: Fiction

The Golden Towers

Author : Fernando M. Caballero
ISBN : 9781434930422
Genre : Fiction
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Neill, a genetically engineered wolf from the now obliterated planet Earth, wakes to find himself crash-landed on the lush and beautiful planet Sarcyan, light years away from the dismal world of concrete and corruption he has always known. Enraptured at the prospect of building a new start for himself here, Neill soon discovers the splendor and tranquility of Sarcyan is threatened by a powerful simian order called the White Hand Army, led by the evil Zirack. Joined by the alluring and kind-hearted Amber, a runaway wolf princess from the nearby planet Tira, Neill sets out on an epic quest to unite the diverse civilizations of Sarcyan for battle against the White Hand Army and to save the Lantain planetary system from its impending demise.
Category: Fiction

Jason And The Golden Fleece The Argonautica

Author : Apollonius of Rhodes
ISBN : 9780191500190
Genre : Social Science
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The Argonautica is the dramatic story of Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece and his relations with the dangerous Colchian princess, Medea. The only extant Greek epic poem to bridge the gap between Homer and late antiquity, it is a major product of the brilliant world of the Ptolemaic court at Alexandria, written by Apollonius of Rhodes in the 3rd century BC. Apollonius explores many of the fundamental aspects of life in a highly original way: love, deceit, heroism, human ignorance of the diven, the limits of science. This volume offers the first scholarly translation into English prose for many years, combining readability with accuracy and an attention to detail that will appeal to readers both with and without Greek. `Based on a deep understanding of the text, this translation, with informative notes and an excellent introduction, will bring Apollonius to the audience he deserves....' (TLS) ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Category: Social Science

Ren Of Atikala The Scars Of Northaven

Author : David Adams
ISBN : 9781310146671
Genre : Fiction
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I am Ren of Atikala. Kobold. Prisoner. Experiment. My father owns me and my days are full of pain. I have many stories to tell. This one is about death. Kobolds die every day. Even hatchlings are familiar with death, taught to understand it from an early age. Death is our nursemaid. By the time a hatchling has reached adulthood it has seen a hundred lives ended. Humans do things differently. Humans avoid talking of death. It is spoken in whispers, avoided in conversation. When they must discuss it they use euphemisms, silly phrases like “passed on” or “sleeping” or “gone away”. They are hoping, perhaps, they can pretend such euphemisms will not one day apply to them. Ultimately, though, they always do. These are some of the hardest times I have ever faced and some of my sweetest joys. I have so many stories to tell but this one should come next. It will take some time. This is the story of how I came to truly understand death, and what it means to take a life. The Kobolds series: #1: Ren of Atikala #2: Ren of Atikala: The Scars of Northaven (Now available for preorder!) Other stories set in Drathari, the World of Shattered Dreams: - The Gods are Silent, a short story (Coming early 2015!).
Category: Fiction

Scales Of Gold

Author : Dorothy Dunnett
ISBN : 9780141946559
Genre : Fiction
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'A glorious panorama of medieval times ... The historical research is impeccable' Sunday Express The year 1464 finds our hero Nicholas in Venice. Plagued by enemies bent on dissolving his assets and smearing his character, he sets sail for Africa, legendary location of the Fountain of Youth and the source of gold in such abundance that men prefer to barter in shells. He will discover the charms of the beautiful Gelis - a woman whose passion for Nicholas is rivalled only by her desire to punish him for his role in her sister's death. Erotic and lush with detail, SCALES OF GOLD embraces the complexity of the Renaissance, where mercantile adventure couples with more personal quests behind the silkeb curtains of the Age of Discovery.
Category: Fiction

Mosquito News

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ISBN : UIUC:30112009587996
Genre : Mosquitoes
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Category: Mosquitoes