The story of the improbable meeting between Aki, an orphan girl, and Toru, a cursed Lycan with red eyes. Re-discover the myth of the Beast of Gévaudan ! Beware the wolf....
Combining oral and visual history, this description of the Crimean War is compiled with the use of extracts from a considerable number of eye-witness accounts in the form of letters and diaries of soldiers, sailors, doctors, nurses, artists and reporters. They include views from all sides of the conflict - not only British, but French, Russian and Turkish. The war was the first to be photographed (by Roger Fenton and his colleagues), and the first to which professional war artists were assigned, and the book is extensively illustrated with images created by those photographers and artists.
After the battle at Southstades, normal life has resumed in the north. Tiel is training as a healer, and Caedun resumes the life of a bard, writing songs, visiting taverns, and trying to persuade Merrell to marry him. But Herard still covets the northern lands, and while his father won't let him have an army, there are other ways to dethrone a king...
Few historical subjects have generated such intense and sustained interest in recent decades as the history of empires. While historians have approached this subject in very different ways, their shared preoccupation with the British imperial experience-its institutions, ideas and impact on peoples around the world-has endured and given rise to a rich, varied, and influential body of historical scholarship. What accounts for this preoccupation? Why has it gained such purchase on the historical imagination? How has it endured as an active area of inquiry even as the empire it studies slips further into the past? In seeking to answer these questions, this volume brings together some of the leading figures in the field, historians of different generations, different nationalities, different methodological and theoretical perspectives and different ideological persuasions. Each addresses the relationship between their personal development as historians of empire and the larger forces and events that helped to shape how the subject and how it is studied. The result is a book that investigates the connections between the past and the present, the private and the public, the professional practices of historians and the political environments within which they take shape. This intellectual genealogy of the recent historiography of empire will be of great value to anyone studying or researching in the field of imperial history.
The voyage of the Peggy Sue continues under the command of Captain Billy Ray Vincent. The story resumes a year after the events on the deadly planet Paradise, chronicled in book one, Ghosts of Orion. The Peggy Sue has gone farther away from Earth than any human built ship, “almost one hundred light-years as the crow flies,” as Captain Vincent observed. After stopping to fill up on deuterium at an icy moon circling an unnamed planet of an insignificant remnant of a dead star, the Captain decides to head back to Earth and home.
On they way the pass through Alpha Phoenicis, a binary star system in the constellation of the phoenix. There the receive a signal that could only have come from an artifact of the T'aafhal, the mysterious vanished alien race whose actions thrust humanity onto the galactic stage. They immediately change course for the signal's point of origin—a small planet orbiting a red dwarf that is the companion star to the system's main orange giant. What they don't know is that they are about to find themselves in the midst of an interplanetary invasion, and an ambush by an undetectable Dark Lord ship that strands Mizuki on the planet's surface. A raging battle for succession among the natives is complicated by meddling “daemons” from another planet in the system. The Queen's Daemon is the second book of the T'aafhal Legacy series, the sequel to the popular T'aafhal Inheritance trilogy.
Librarian's note: This is an alternate cover edition for ASIN: B009SX8H6O. Lola Caraway is a nerdy freshman attending her first high school dance.
Her long-time best friend, upperclassman James Laird, is there with one of his many girlfriends, popular cheerleader Kelsey Vaughn. James interrupts the over-amorous intentions of Lola's date and Kelsey gets mad when he shares a slow dance with his younger best friend. He decides to combat Kelsey's bossiness with a foray into domination and punishment in an unlocked classroom during the dance. Later, he learns how strong his bond with Lola really is and how highly he regards her opinion. This is the first short in the Vice & Virtue series, which follows James and Lola as they grow up and discover their true feelings for one another. This short also contains a sample of Vice, Virtue & Video, the first full-length novel in the series.
In Failure and I Bury the Body, selected by D.
Nurkse for the National Poetry Series, Sasha West calls upon the tradition of medieval allegory to speak to modern anxieties. Haunted by a melting Antarctica and the tragedies of the twentieth century, the narrator and the character of Failure take a road trip through the Southwestern desert. Before long, the Corpse, an inescapable passenger, joins them. As the narrator and Failure attempt to rid themselves of his body, the linked poems investigate desire, extinction, and the made world.