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Download E-books Patience d'Immakulata PDF

By Orson Scott Card

Le monde: Imakulata, peuplé de colons humains depuis des millénaires. Le décor : le palais de l’usurpateur Oruc, où sert l. a. jeune persistence, douze ans, fille de l’Heptarque légitime. Un provider dangereux auprès de l’homme impitoyable et méfiant.

Mais endurance n’est pas une fille ordinaire : on lui a inculqué les arts de l. a. diplomatie et de l’assassinat. Et lorsque retentira dans sa tête l’irrésistible appel d’Antiver, une mystérieuse entité dont l’origine remonte à l’aube de l’humanité sur los angeles planète, c’est une longue quête vers los angeles vérité de ce monde qu’elle entreprendra.

Une quête en forme de voyage, de rencontres, d’interrogations et de découvertes. Le cheminement initiatique d’une jeune fille aux skills hors du commun, los angeles sœur d’Alvin et d’Ender.

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Download E-books The Dark is Rising (The Dark is Rising Sequence) PDF

By Susan Cooper

At the Midwinter Day that's his 11th birthday, Will Stanton discovers a unique present -- that he's the final of the previous Ones, immortals devoted to protecting the area from domination by means of the forces of evil, the darkish. immediately, he's plunged right into a quest for the six magical indicators that would in the future reduction the outdated Ones within the ultimate conflict among the darkish and the sunshine. And for the twelve days of Christmas, whereas the darkish is emerging, lifestyles for Will is filled with ask yourself, terror, and pleasure.

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Download E-books Planet of the Apes PDF

By Pierre Boulle

Before you spot the motion picture, learn the unique novel!

First released greater than thirty-five years in the past, Pierre Boulle’s chilling novel introduced one of many maximum technology fiction sagas in movie heritage, from the vintage 1968 motion picture starring Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowell, via 4 sequels and tv sequence . . . and now the latest movie version directed by way of Tim Burton.

In the not-too-distant destiny, 3 astronauts land on what seems to be a planet similar to Earth, with lush forests, a temperate weather, and breathable air. yet whereas it sounds as if to be a paradise, not anything is what it sort of feels.

They quickly observe the terrifying fact: in this global people are savage beasts, and apes rule as their civilized masters. In an ironic novel of nonstop motion and breathless intrigue, one guy struggles to release the key of a terrifying civilization, all of the whereas puzzling over: Will he develop into the savior of the human race, or the ultimate witness to its damnation? In a stunning climax that opponents that of the unique motion picture, Boulle can provide the reply in a masterpiece of experience, satire, and suspense.

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Download E-books Forests of the Heart (Newford) PDF

By Charles de Lint

In the previous kingdom, they referred to as them the Gentry: historical spirits of the land, magical, amoral, and hazardous. while the Irish emigrated to North the US, a number of the Gentry followed...only to discover that the hot international already had spirits of its personal, known as manitou and different such names via the local tribes.

Now generations have handed, and the Irish have made houses within the new land, however the Gentry nonetheless wander homeless at the urban streets. accumulating within the urban shadows, they bide their time and dream of strength. As their desires develop more durable, darker, fiercer, so do the Gentry themselves--appearing, to these with the sight to determine them, as difficult and hazardous males, consistently wearing black.

Bettina can see the Gentry, and is familiar with them for what they're. half Indian, half Mexican, she used to be raised by means of her grandmother to appreciate the spirit global. Now she lives in Kellygnow, an enormous outdated condominium run as an arts colony at the outskirts of Newford, an international clear of the Southwestern wilderness of her adolescence. Outsider her evening window, she frequently spies the darkish males, squatting within the snow, smoking, brooding, ready. She calls them los lobos, the wolves, and remains away from them--until the evening one follows her to the woods, and takes her hand....

Ellie, an self reliant younger sculptor, is one other with magic in her blood, yet she refuses to think it, although she, too, sees the darkish males. an odd previous lady has summoned Ellie to Kellygnow to create a masks for her in line with an historical Celtic artifact. it's the masks of the mythic summer season King--another factor Ellie doesn't think in. but loss of trust will not dim the facility of the mast, or its dreadful intent.

Donal, Ellie's former lover, comes from an Irish relatives and is aware the reality on the middle of the previous myths. He thinks he can use the masks and the "hard males" for his personal reasons. And Donal's sister, Miki, a punk accordion participant, stands at the different aspect of the Gentry's conflict with the local spirits of the land. She understands that greater than her brother's soul is at stake. All of Newford is threatened, human and mythic beings alike.

Once back Charles de Lint weaves the mythic traditions of many cultures right into a seamless textile, bringing folklore, tune, and unforgettable characters to existence on sleek urban streets.

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Download E-books The Infernal City (The Elder Scrolls, Book 1) PDF

By Greg Keyes

4 many years after the Oblivion obstacle, Tamriel is threatened anew by way of an historical and all-consuming evil. it really is Umbriel, a floating urban that casts a terrifying shadow–for anywhere it falls, humans die and upward push back.

And it's in Umbriel’s shadow nice experience starts off, and a bunch of not going heroes meet. A mythical prince with a mystery. A undercover agent at the path of an enormous conspiracy. A mage keen about his wish for revenge. And Annaig, a tender lady in whose fingers the destiny of Tamriel could leisure . . . .

Based at the award-winning The Elder Scrolls, The Infernal City is the 1st of 2 exhilarating novels following occasions that proceed the tale from The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, named 2006 video game of the 12 months.

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Download E-books The Omen Machine (Richard and Kahlan) PDF

By Terry Goodkind

An twist of fate results in the invention of a mysterious desktop that has rested hidden deep underground for millennia. The laptop awakens to start issuing a sequence of more and more alarming, if minor, omens. The omens grow to be astonishingly exact, and ever extra ominous. As Zedd attempts to determine tips to spoil the sinister equipment, the computer concerns a cataclysmic omen concerning Richard and Kahlan, foretelling an drawing close occasion past anyone's skill to prevent.

As disaster techniques, the computer then unearths that it really is inside its energy to withdraw the omen…in alternate for an very unlikely demand.

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Download E-books Hero (The Woodcutter Sisters) PDF

By Alethea Kontis

Rough-and-tumble Saturday Woodcutter thinks she's the one one in every of her sisters with none magic—until the day she unintentionally conjures an ocean within the yard. together with her sword in tow, Saturday units sail on a pirate send, basically to discover herself abducted and whisked off to the head of the realm. Is Saturday strong sufficient to kill the mountain witch who holds her captive and retailer the area from convinced destruction? And, as she wonders grumpily, "Did romance have to be a part of the adventure?" As in Enchanted, readers will enjoy the fragments of fairy stories that decorate this action-packed tale of experience and, sure, romance.

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Download E-books Cugel's saga PDF

By Jack Vance

"Vance sees himself within the culture of renowned delusion writers, yet his vintage writing variety can be comparagle to Homer’s Odyssey, and Cervante's Don Quixote. notwithstanding the Cugel stories may well lack the scope and pathos of the best experience yarns, within the twenty-first century, they're as shut as one will get to the party of epic human perseverance."--editor, Brilliance Audio Cugel’s Saga, released 17 years after Eyes of the Overworld, is the second one novel that includes the scoundrel and trickster, Cugel. back, Cugel checks wits with Iucounu and acquires rudimentary powers himself. “Cugel the smart [is] a rogue so venal and unscrupulous that that he makes Harry Flashman seem like Dudley Do-Right. How may possibly you now not love a man like that? .... Judging from the variety of occasions that Cugel has come again ... you can’t hold a foul guy down.” —George R.R. Martin, writer of A tune of Ice and hearth. “Cugel the shrewdpermanent [is] a liar and thief in a doomed global of liars and thieves.... most likely the least beautiful hero it might be attainable to discover, suffering via a universe like a Hieronymus Bosch portray, a hero in simple terms in that just about everyone else he encounters in that universe is at the make too, and but the Cugel tales are howlingly funny.” —Kage Baker, writer of Empress of Mars.

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