Thirteen-year-old Armond Costa heals in three days, no matter what abuse his uncle and aunt inflict upon him. On his fourteenth birthday, he sprouts wings and discovers his aunt and uncle had lied to him. He's the lost Golden Demon's Healer.
His father, King of the Golden Demons, insists he return with him and save his people from being persecuted by their mortal enemies, the Dark Demons. Now, Armond must choose between the Ellis brothers and seventeen-year-old Rusty Owens-the only family he's ever known-or condemn the Golden Demons to extinction.
District Attorney Joanne Kuhlman is struggling to put her own life together after the trauma of retrieving her children from her ex-husband who had kidnapped them. Now she must make a decision that could end her career. While trying three defendants for robbery, Joanne discovers a far more serious crime may be unfolding. One of the defendants is ignorant of the true nature of the crime. His attorney and mother insist he was cruelly exploited by his crime partners. When the young man disappears, Joanne fears he may have been murdered in a ruth act to silence him. Her sympathies for this defendant lead her to entangle herself with his attractive attorney and compromise her career so the truth may be revealed.
The First Transcontinental Railroad (known originally as the "Pacific Railroad" and later as the "Overland Route") was a railroad line built in the United States of America between 1863 and 1869 by the Central Pacific Railroad of California and the Union Pacific Railroad that connected its statutory Eastern terminus at Council Bluffs, Iowa/Omaha, Nebraska (via Ogden, Utah, and Sacramento, California) with the Pacific Ocean at Oakland, California on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay opposite San Francisco. By linking with the existing railway network of the Eastern United States, the road thus connected the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the United States by rail for the first time. The construction and operation of the line was authorized by the Pacific Railroad Acts of 1862 and 1864 during the American Civil War. Congress supported it with 30-year U.S. government bonds and extensive land grants of government-owned land. Completion of the railroad was the culmination of a decades-long movement to build such a line. It was one of the crowning achievements in the crossing of plains and high mountains westward by the Union Pacific and eastward by the Central Pacific. Opened for through traffic on May 10, 1869, with the driving of the "Last Spike" at Promontory Summit, Utah, the road established a mechanized transcontinental transportation network that revolutionized the population and economy of the American West. The Pacific Railroad constituted one of the most significant and ambitious American technological feats of the 19th century following in the footsteps of the building of the Erie Canal in the 1820s and the crossing of the Isthmus of Panama by the Panama Railroad in 1855 and this book is the pictorial story of this amazing feat and the individuals and driving forces behind it.
"The Westford Knight is a controversial stone feature in Massachusetts. The story of the Westford Knight is a mix of history, archaeology, sociology, and Knights Templar lore.
This work unravels the threads of the Knight's history, separating fact from fantasy"--Provided by publisher.
This lavishly illustrated publucation illuminates Camille Pissarro's remarkable transformation from a Barbizon-style landscape painter to one of the leaders of the emerging Impressionist movement. This is the first major examination of the revolutionary landscape paintings Pissarro created between 1864 and 1874. During this pivotal decade in the artist's career, Pissarro produced his most beautiful and innovative canvases and his experimental techniques and vision laid the groundwork for an entire generation of painters. This publication brings together approximately 50 of these exquisite paintings, from key works included in the Salon exhibitions of the 1860s to a powerful selection of landscapes seen in the first Impressionist show of 1874. Many of these paintings are drawn from major museums around the world and rarely shown private collections. Along with full-color reproductions and in-depth catalogue entries on the paintings are essays on the development of Pissarro's painting style from 1864 to 1874, and on the influence of place in his work--acknowledging his formative years in St. Thomas and Venezuela as well as his fascination with the countryside surrounding Paris. Technical studies of several of the artist's paintings from the 1860s reveal new insights into the artist's creative process. This volume accompanies an exhibition organized by The Baltimore Museum of Art. It will travel to the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art in Tennessee and the Milwaukee Museum of Art in 2007.
This isn't Hotel California. Despite the five star rating, there is nothing sunny and warm about this luxurious downtown Chicago hotel. Five important guests are arriving - invited, coerced, and even blackmailed by an unknown benefactor known only to each of them as their HOST. These five Alpha personalities are forced to remain together in penthouse Suite 1601, the top floor of the hotel – operating under the strict guidelines and instructions secreted to them by their HOST.
Of these five, three are renowned journalists, household names easily recognized by years of primetime news and television exposé’s. Each participant believes they are present to use their unique career gifts to interview, report, or rout out some mystery worthy of a career enhancing Pulitzer Prize. It is not until their Cooperative is forced to report on a death inside the hotel, until all exits are sealed, that a dire threat will erase all of their preconceived ideas. Nothing is as it seems. Each member inside the cage will extract a variety of beliefs from the same clues, while trying to escape the maze of fears inside the hotel.
What's worse than being trapped, alone, in the middle of a blizzard? Being trapped with Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy! After Mr. Bingley's ball at Netherfield, Mrs. Bennet makes sure that she and her family are the last guests to leave. But when an early winter storm descends, the Bennets are trapped at Netherfield for the foreseeable future. Elizabeth is in despair. Not only will she be forced into close proximity with Caroline Bingley, the odious Mr. Collins, and her ridiculous mother and younger sisters… Now she'll has to contend with the proud Mr.
Darcy, as well. But the weather is not the only unnatural occurrence, of late. Mr. Darcy is showing an interest in Elizabeth. Agreeing to be her partner. Revealing secrets about his history, only to her. If she didn't know better, she might think the taciturn man with the burning blue eyes and slow, secretive smile was beginning to like her. And even worse: she might be starting to like him back. Is Mr. Darcy really cold as ice - or will being snowbound with Elizabeth cause him to melt? Dear reader, is it cold outside? This wintry tale is guaranteed to warm you up! Please note that my earlier works are intimate, sensual Pride and Prejudice variations. Snowbound with Darcy is NOT! It's as sweet as a cup of hot chocolate, and while the emotions between our dear couple are hotter than a roaring fire, they do not anticipate their vows and there are no sensual scenes. (At all!) What am I doing? Having fun…spending a weekend snowbound with my very sweet Darcy and Elizabeth!