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The Birth of an Assassin

By Tony Bertot
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  • Category : Drama
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This prequel to The Heart of an Assassin takes you to the beginning and exposes you to what made the Assassin who he is. Follow his life as a young boy growing up on the streets of post war Chicago. His carefree innocence is shattered by a ruthless crime family whose rise is determine by the money they steal through extortion. Witness how in an attempt to escape the streets of Chicago his mother returns to Sicily where they are faced with a Nazi occupied city prior to the American and British invasion. A Nazi commandant befriends the boy in order to get closer to his beautify mother. He teaches the boy how to shoot and is amazed with his quick ability to learn and his uncanny accuracy. With every lesson the boys becomes more and more accurate and unwittingly the commandant is giving the boy the hammer to the nails to his own coffin. The boy returns to Chicago seeking revenge but instead falls in love. But once again, life as we know it, is not for the young man and he force do what he does best. The characters come alive before your very eyes and find yourself wanting more and not able to put the book down. The assassin becomes a force to be reckon with and a legend to those in the underworld.

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  • File Pdf: dragon-assassin.pdf

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A thrilling YA fantasy novel from award-winning author Arthur Slade! Carmen is a student at Red Assassin School. She's an expert at bladed weapons and poisons; and she's desperate to finish at the top of the class, ahead of her twin brother. The students have been trained to hunt using giant black swans, but Carmen has discovered a dragon. All she has to do is get on his back. One problem: he's killed everyone who gets near him. Then the Emperor declares war on assassins. And there might be a traitor among them. Carmen wants to graduate. But the emperor wants her dead. Her classmates might, too. Graduation night is about to become the fight of her life. In this heartstopping adventure by Arthur Slade, readers will root for Carmen - an Assassin with a heart of gold, determined to follow her dream against all odds.

The Palgrave Literary Dictionary of Shelley

By M. Garrett
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 1137328517
  • Pages : 325
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 361
  • File Pdf: the-palgrave-literary-dictionary-of-shelley.pdf

Book Summary:

This comprehensive guide to the poems, prose, biography, ideas and contexts of Percy Bysshe Shelley features entries on all the major poems and prose works (including inspiration, composition and publication), Shelley's politics, relationships and travels, his representation in novels, drama, film and portraits, and his critical reception.

Blood Born

By Linda Howard,Linda Jones
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Isbn : 0345520777
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 672
  • File Pdf: blood-born.pdf

Book Summary:

When the human and the vampire worlds collide, there will be hell to pay. Luca Ambrus is a rare breed: vampire from birth, begotten by vampire parents, blood born. He is also an agent of the Council—the centuries-old cabal that governs vampirekind, preserving their secrecy and destroying those who betray them. When a cryptic summons leads him to the scene of the brutal killing of a powerful Council member, Luca begins the hunt for an assassin among his own people. But instead of a lone killer he discovers a sinister conspiracy of rogue vampires bent on subjugating the mortal world. All that stands in their way are the conduits, humans able to channel spirit warriors into the physical world to protect mankind. Chloe Fallon is a conduit—and a target of the vampire assassin who’s killing them. When Luca saves her life, an irresistible bond of trust—along with more passionate feelings—is forged between them. As more victims fall, Chloe and Luca have only each other to depend on to save the world from the reign of monsters—and salvage their own future together.

Assassin's Creed: The Official Movie Novelization

By Christie Golden
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ubisoft
  • Isbn : 1945210265
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 994
  • File Pdf: assassin-s-creed.pdf

Book Summary:

Read and download full book Assassin's Creed: The Official Movie Novelization

The Moses Tradition

By George W. Coats
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Isbn : 0567067084
  • Pages : 203
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 655
  • File Pdf: the-moses-tradition.pdf

Book Summary:

These essays from the doyen of Moses studies focus on issues primarily in Pentatuchal/Hexateuchal research. The volume, containing several papers previously unpublished, forms a companion volume to Coats's 'Moses: Heroic Man, Man of God'. Together the two volumes comprise the whole of Coats's unique and wide-ranging investigations of the figure of Moses.

Charlie Chan at the Movies

By Ken Hanke
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 9780786486618
  • Pages : 286
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 835
  • File Pdf: charlie-chan-at-the-movies.pdf

Book Summary:

From his primitive nonseries beginnings through the well known Fox series of 44 films (1931-1949), here is the complete history of famous film detective Charlie Chan. The films are presented in chronological order, with full cast and credits, synopses and evaluations. Biographical details on the three most famous screen Chans--Warner Oland, Sidney Toler, and Roland Winters--and background information on series directors and supporting players, insights into the making of the films, and the full story of the abrupt halt in 1949 as well as an array of the detective's aphorisms (or Chan-o-grams) are included. Numerous photos throughout.

Medieval England, 500-1500

By Emilie Amt,Katherine Allen Smith
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Isbn : 1442634685
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 119
  • File Pdf: medieval-england-500-1500.pdf

Book Summary:

The new edition of Medieval England, 500-1500, edited by Emilie Amt and Katherine Allen Smith, spans several centuries in 102 documents that present the social and political history of England. The documents include constitutional highlights and records such as the Magna Carta and Froissart's Chronicles, as well as narrative sources describing the lived experiences of a range of historical actors. These narratives fit into thematic clusters covering topics such as the Anglo-Saxon monarchy, lay piety, later medieval commercial life, queenship, and Jewish communities. Thirty-nine new sources discuss significant events like the conquest of Wales, the Gregorian mission, and the Viking invasions. They also allow for multiple examples of particular genres, such as wills and miracle collections, to facilitate comparative analysis. Introductions and questions situate each source in the historical landscape and facilitate engagement with the text, inspiring readers to delve into the medieval past. The book also features 40 illustrations, a map, and an index of topics. Additional resources, including essay questions, web resources, and a timeline, can be found on the History Matters website (

DC Comics Year By Year New Edition

By Alan Cowsill,Alex Irvine,Matthew K. Manning,Michael McAvennie,Melanie Scott,Daniel Wallace
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1465496084
  • Pages : 376
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reads : 815
  • File Pdf: dc-comics-year-by-year-new-edition.pdf

Book Summary:

The most comprehensive guide to the history of DC Comics ever published - now fully updated In 1938, Superman led the charge. The world's first Super Hero was soon followed by his Justice League teammates Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Aquaman, Shazam! and Green Lantern. These heroes, and their Super-Villainous foes such as Lex Luthor and The Joker, became the foundation of DC Comics. You can trace these characters' evolution, and learn about the company and creators who made them the enduring pop culture icons they are today in DC Comics Year By Year: A Visual Chronicle - the most comprehensive, chronological history of DC Comics ever published. Fully updated, this best-selling, visually stunning book details the debuts and careers of every major hero and villain in the DC Universe. It also chronicles the company's fascinating 85-year history, highlighting its publishing milestones and expansion into movies and television, alongside the real-world events that shaped the times. Created in full collaboration with DC Comics and written by leading comics historians Matthew K. Manning, Daniel Wallace, Mike McAvennie, Alex Irvine, Alan Cowsill and Melanie Scott, the new edition brings the DC Comics story right up to date, covering recent landmark events such as Rebirth, Dark Nights: Metal, Doomsday Clock and Heroes in Crisis. DC Comics Year By Year: A Visual Chronicle is guaranteed to keep fans enthralled for hours on end. TM © DC Comics

The Devil's Dictionary

By Ambrose Bierce
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1625582757
  • Pages : 216
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 127
  • File Pdf: the-devil-s-dictionary.pdf

Book Summary:

The Devil's Dictionary is a satirical reference book written by Ambrose Bierce. The book offers reinterpretations of terms in the English language, lampooning cant, and political doublespeak, as well as other aspects of human foolishness and frailty. A number of the definitions are accompanied by satiric verses, many of which are signed with comic pseudonyms such as Salder Bupp and Orm Pludge; the most frequently appearing contributor is that learned and ingenious cleric, Father Gassalasca Jape, S.J., whose lines bear his initials.

The Fall of Heaven

By Andrew Scott Cooper
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Isbn : 0805098984
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 598
  • File Pdf: the-fall-of-heaven.pdf

Book Summary:

An immersive, gripping account of the rise and fall of Iran's glamorous Pahlavi dynasty, written with the cooperation of the late Shah's widow, Empress Farah, Iranian revolutionaries and US officials from the Carter administration In this remarkably human portrait of one of the twentieth century's most complicated personalities, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Andrew Scott Cooper traces the Shah's life from childhood through his ascension to the throne in 1941. He draws the turbulence of the post-war era during which the Shah survived assassination attempts and coup plots to build a modern, pro-Western state and launch Iran onto the world stage as one of the world's top five powers. Readers get the story of the Shah's political career alongside the story of his courtship and marriage to Farah Diba, who became a power in her own right, the beloved family they created, and an exclusive look at life inside the palace during the Iranian Revolution. Cooper's investigative account ultimately delivers the fall of the Pahlavi dynasty through the eyes of those who were there: leading Iranian revolutionaries; President Jimmy Carter and White House officials; US Ambassador William Sullivan and his staff in the American embassy in Tehran; American families caught up in the drama; even Empress Farah herself, and the rest of the Iranian Imperial family. Intimate and sweeping at once, The Fall of Heaven recreates in stunning detail the dramatic and final days of one of the world's most legendary ruling families, the unseating of which helped set the stage for the current state of the Middle East.

The Ouroh Trilogy

By Thomas D. Bryson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 147724512X
  • Pages : 800
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 612
  • File Pdf: the-ouroh-trilogy.pdf

Book Summary:

There are few books that surprise their readers on every page—even fewer that show readers how to live. Boldly, the OUROH trilogy does both. Trevor and Trudy, siblings from Earth, take an unforgettable journey through these pages, a journey you will gladly take alongside them; they’re the kind of inspiring characters that live and breathe on the page and live on in your mind and heart long after the story’s final word. You can’t help but root for and identify with them. Their journey is rich with the power of words and wishes, spoken and unspoken. It’s a journey not only through time (recycled time), but past time; not only through our known universe, but past it to another, and another (Ouroh is the center of thirteen multiverses); not only through our minds and senses, but past what we’ve been conditioned to perceive to a whole new way of seeing and knowing. This epic tale has been created by a master storyteller and modern-day philosopher, one who understands that acknowledging life’s interconnectedness and relying on present-moment awareness are the keys to true happiness. But you won’t be pummeled with speeches or agendas; instead, this wisdom is skillfully woven into the narrative’s fabric. Trevor and Trudy are joined by Ideas and Imagination, their Ouroh counterparts, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, including the fascinating Planimals (part plant, part animal, in a myriad of astounding varieties). Thrumming with heart-pounding tension and suspense, the story asks: Will the children save the multiverses from an errant word? Will they “right the word that went wrong”? In a time when people complain that there is nothing new under the sun, it is quite a rare achievement to discover a book unlike any other. The OUROH trilogy is a true gift indeed.