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Willow King

By Chris Platt
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn : 1497638925
  • Pages : 180
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 856
  • File Pdf: willow-king.pdf

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Katie makes a sacrifice to save the life of a disabled racing colt—but will it all be in vain? At Willow Run Thoroughbred Farm, horses are born and bred for racing. When a much-anticipated bay colt endowed with the farm’s finest racing blood is born with terribly twisted legs, the obvious choice is to put him down. He’d be lucky if he could stand and nurse, let alone race. But thirteen-year-old Katie can’t stand the idea. Born with one of her legs almost an inch shorter than the other, she wonders what would have happened if her parents had felt the same way about her. What if they had given up on her entirely when they realized she couldn’t be a prima ballerina? Desperate to save the colt’s life, Katie works out a deal with the farm’s owner and becomes the proud owner of Willow King. Can she help him overcome the odds and claim his place as the racehorse royalty he was born to be?

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Isbn : 1473370795
  • Pages : 524
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 866
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Book Summary:

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Myths and Legends of the Celtic Race

By Thomas William Hazen Rolleston
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Isbn : 1465506543
  • Pages : 457
  • Category : Celtic literature
  • Reads : 652
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To begin with, we must dismiss the idea that Celtica was ever inhabited by a single pure and homogeneous race. The true Celts, if we accept on this point the carefully studied and elaborately argued conclusion of Dr. T. Rice Holmes, supported by the unanimous voice of antiquity, were a tall, fair race, warlike and masterful, whose place of origin (as far as we can trace them) was somewhere about the sources of the Danube, and who spread their dominion both by conquest and by peaceful infiltration over Mid-Europe, Gaul, Spain, and the British Islands. They did not exterminate the original prehistoric inhabitants of these regions—palæolithic and neolithic races, dolmen-builders and workers in bronze—but they imposed on them their language, their arts, and their traditions, taking, no doubt, a good deal from them in return, especially, as we shall see, in the important matter of religion. Among these races the true Celts formed an aristocratic and ruling caste. In that capacity they stood, alike in Gaul, in Spain, in Britain, and in Ireland, in the forefront or armed opposition to foreign invasion. They bore the worst brunt of war, of confiscations, and of banishment. They never lacked valour, but they were not strong enough or united enough to prevail, and they perished in far greater proportion than the earlier populations whom they had themselves subjugated. But they disappeared also by mingling their blood with these inhabitants, whom they impregnated with many of their own noble and virile qualities. Hence it comes that the characteristics of the peoples called Celtic in the present day, and who carry on the Celtic tradition and language, are in some respects so different from those of the Celts of classical history and the Celts who produced the literature and art of ancient Ireland, and in others so strikingly similar. To take a physical characteristic alone, the more Celtic districts of the British Islands are at present marked by darkness of complexion, hair, &c. They are not very dark, but they are darker than the rest of the kingdom. But the true Celts were certainly fair. Even the Irish Celts of the twelfth century are described by Giraldus Cambrensis as a fair race.

The Bird King

By G. Willow Wilson
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  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • Isbn : 0802146848
  • Pages : 440
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 362
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Book Summary:

From award-winning author G. Willow Wilson, The Bird King is an epic journey set during the reign of the last sultan in the Iberian peninsula at the height of the Spanish Inquisition. G. Willow Wilson’s debut novel Alif the Unseen was an NPR and Washington Post Best Book of the Year, and it established her as a vital American Muslim literary voice. Now she delivers The Bird King, a stunning new novel that tells the story of Fatima, a concubine in the royal court of Granada, the last emirate of Muslim Spain, and her dearest friend Hassan, the palace mapmaker. Hassan has a secret—he can draw maps of places he’s never seen and bend the shape of reality. When representatives of the newly formed Spanish monarchy arrive to negotiate the sultan’s surrender, Fatima befriends one of the women, not realizing that she will see Hassan’s gift as sorcery and a threat to Christian Spanish rule. With their freedoms at stake, what will Fatima risk to save Hassan and escape the palace walls? As Fatima and Hassan traverse Spain with the help of a clever jinn to find safety, The Bird King asks us to consider what love is and the price of freedom at a time when the West and the Muslim world were not yet separate.

The Summer's King

By Cherry Wilder
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn : 1504027019
  • Pages : 246
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 133
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Tradition demands that King Sharn Am Zor conduct himself with all the pomp and circumstance befitting a king of Chameln, but underneath the fine jewelry and the beautifully embroidered tunic he secretly hates, Sharn remains an impulsive, restless young man. After the suggestion of marriage provokes an angry outburst from Sharn during a formal ceremony, his beloved cousin and co-ruler, Queen Aidris Am Firn, promises to draw up a list of suitable maidens. To everyone’s surprise, Sharn not only listens to her counsel; he proceeds to confidently select a princess from the land of the Eildon to be his wife. But courtship is far more complicated than Sharn had originally imagined, for in Eildon, neither the land nor the people are as they appear. While Sharn must compete against other suitors for the hand of the princess, the loyal companions who accompany him are faced with a series of magical attacks that begin as petty pranks but soon escalate into outright hostility with potentially fatal consequences. As Sharn nears the end of his quest, however, he learns that this predation may be the least of his problems.

King Chance’S Epic Adventure

By Lorie Hagen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn : 9781475946130
  • Pages : 244
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 622
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Chance was only two years old when the Poormans discovered him asleep on a grassy mound just outside the polluted industrial city of Littleton. They searched high and low for the boys parents, but to no avail. When no one claimed him, they accepted him into their lives and loved him as their own. Despite the Poormans kindness, Chance lives a miserable life. At seven years old, he is small for his agethe smallest boy in first grade, as a matter of factand his peers picked on him mercilessly. Lonely and abandoned, Chance has nothing but his size and the mysterious clay amulet that was around his neck when the Poormans found him to help him learn who his birth parents really were. His circumstances seem hopeless. Little does Chance know, however, that Mrs. Poormans strange meeting with a mysterious street merchant who clomps when he walks will change his life forever. Their meeting is no coincidence. Later, the same merchant leads Chance through a portal to another worldChances home world, the magical place in which he was born but cannot remember. As Chance explores this once-peaceful land, his adventures lead him to many wondrous creatures and bring him unbreakable friendships and the opportunity to fulfill his destiny to save this world from a dark and treacherous evil.

The Winning of Barbara Worth

By Harold Bell Wright
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : EAN:4057664632135
  • Pages : 361
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 909
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"The Winning of Barbara Worth" by Harold Bell Wright. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Proper Pirate

By Jefferson A. Singer
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0199328552
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 670
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Book Summary:

Exploring the life and times of author Robert Louis Stevenson, The Proper Pirate takes readers on a psychological journey from the writer's religious and constricted upbringing to a life of imagination and wonder culminating in the South Seas island of Samoa. Drawing on contemporary theories of identity development, Jefferson A. Singer traces how Stevenson overcame Victorian dualities of piety versus passion in both his personal life and artistic works, gradually edging toward a more Modernist and complicated moral vision. This first full-length psychobiographical study of Stevenson follows the trajectory of his life, all while highlighting how key memories and conflicts within his personality shaped the narrative structure and themes of some of his most celebrated works, including: Treasure Island, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, A Child's Garden of Verses, and Kidnapped. Stevenson's relationships to his parents, his wife Fanny, and circle of intimate friends also play a prominent role in this investigation of his emerging identity and artistic body of work.

The Poems of Henry Kendall

By Henry Kendall
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : EAN:4057664603104
  • Pages : 321
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 303
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Book Summary:

"The Poems of Henry Kendall" by Henry Kendall. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

A Dictionary of Shakespeare’s Sexual Puns and Their Significance

By Frankie Rubinstein
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 1349204528
  • Pages : 372
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 429
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'...Rubinstein is far from innocent and comes to our aid with a lot of learning...and is quite right to urge that not to appreciate the sexiness of Shakespeare's language impoverishes our own understanding of him. For one thing, it was a strong element in his appeal to Elizabethans, who were much less woolly-mouthed and smooth-tongued than we are. For another, it has constituted a salty preservative for his work, among those who can appreciate it...an enlightening book.' A.L.Rowse, The Standard.

Country and Beauty

By Cheng Zhi
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Isbn : 1646774469
  • Pages : 570
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 608
  • File Pdf: country-and-beauty.pdf

Book Summary:

While the mainland was about to fall and the world was about to be destroyed, Xie Fei's talent started to show up and got noticed. He got on the way of unifing the world. He resolved the crisis step by step in wars again and again, in which he fully demonstrated his military talent. From north to south, from territory to thought, he gradually unified the mainland. He was sought after by beauties. Plus his good reputation has been passed down through the ages.☆About the Author☆Cheng Zhi, an online novelist who is good at different kinds of fictions. Such as urban novels, oriental fantasy novels, and so on. He has written many novels. For example, Bath Fire Phoenix,Country and Beauty. And Country and Beauty is the most popular one.The biggest feature of Cheng Zhi's works is that his novels have grand structure and magnificent content.

World Transformation

By Jawara D. King D. D.
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 9781425957803
  • Pages : 308
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 746
  • File Pdf: world-transformation.pdf

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Human unconsciousness, which is identification with thought activity, human emotions, and the thinking mind, is the only source of ALL the evil on planet Earth. All evil is the result of humanity living in darkness, not knowing who they are in their essence, beyond their earthly names and physical forms,which causesthem to identify with the world of materiality. The only solution to the darkness of humanity is the light of consciousness, which is disidentification from egoic mind structures, going with the flow of life instead of fighting against it, acceptance of what is, and surrendered action. As we continue to transform individually, the entire world is transformed, because in essence, we are all ONE. Each ONE affects the whole, causing World Transformation through the concept of ONENESS by way of the ONE spiritual energetic force that moves through ALL beings. All organized religions were created by men to condition the masses to think in a certain way, or to point beyond religious belief structures to the Infinite, the formless consciousness we call God. Accepting organized religion as the absolute truth instead of relative truth is the foundation for division and the destruction of the planet. Without the transformation of human consciousness, humans will destroy themselves, each other, and the planet, and are already doing so. If humanity continues to blindly believe the media, organized religion, and all the conditioning tools of the powerful ruling Elite who run the world, without doing their own research, they will be destroyed through lack of knowledge. World Transformation: A Guide To Personal Growth And Consciousness is a transformative book that discusses over 110 life-changing topics to help spiritual seekers in their journeys in consciousness. Learn to be the awareness that is aware of and doesn't become all that you observe. World Transformation begins one person at a time. As you change, the whole world changes, because you are a part of the ONE Consciousness. Gandhi said, "be the change you want to see in the world." As you follow his advice, you become a positive force in the world. "One of the most important books of this generation!" "One of the most profound spiritual books ever written!!" Humanity will destroy themselves if they continue to blindly believe and follow the media, politicians, and organized religion, which are all used by the ruling Elite to control the masses. Most humans don't know what's going on because they allow entertainment, the media, and other brainwashing tools to control their thinking. Mark Twain said, "in religion and politics, people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue, but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions aboutthem were not worth a brass farthing." Social, religious, and other forms of conditioning control the minds of humanity and will destroy them if they continue to accept ideals without analyzation. It is a fact that none of the major religious figures of organized religionactually existed. Their historicity is an unverifiable opinion. Daniel Patrick Moyniham said, "everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts." The existence of all the Saviour Gods are questionable. Humanity only believes in them because of religious conditioning. Humanity as a whole has lost their identity in the world of materiality, also known as the world of form, or the world of things. To identify with something means to mistake a person, place, or thing for who you are, the I AM before I AM a (teacher, lawyer, doctor, student, etc.) Humans have confused millions of forms for their identity. Your invisible indestructible eternal divine essence is consciousness. Common false identities humans mistake for who they are in essence are their jobs, cars, degrees, attractive spouse, belief systems, relationships, knowledge, physical appearance, education, clothes, jewelry, family history, brand names, social status, special ability, thoughts, residence, awards and achievements, race, religious or political affiliations, sports, music, and MILLIONS of other things in the external world. "Hello World! I am Jawara D. King, the writer of writers and the light at the end of the tunnel.There isNOT ONEhuman being alive that will not benefit from reading my book. Thankyou." Ask questions or speak with Jawara King at: [email protected]