Siege and Storm Chapters 1 5

Author: Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 9781466842960
Release Date: 2013-04-09
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Download the first five chapters of the widely anticipated SIEGE & STORM, book two in The Grisha Trilogy! Darkness never dies... Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land, all while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. But she can't outrun her past or her destiny for long. The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a notorious privateer, Alina returns to the country she abandoned, determined to fight the forces gathering against Ravka. But as her power grows, Alina slips deeper into the Darkling's game of dark magic and control-and farther away from Mal. Now, she will have to choose between her country, her power, and her heart, or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm.

Shadow and Bone

Author: Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781250027436
Release Date: 2013-05-07
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Orphaned by the Border Wars, Alina Starkov is taken to become the protegâe of the mysterious Darkling, who trains her to join the magical elite in the belief that she is the Sun Summoner, who can destroy the monsters of the Fold.

Siege and Storm

Author: Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Grisha Trilogy
ISBN: 9781250044433
Release Date: 2014-06-17
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Hunted across the True Sea and haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land, all while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. This edition of the second novel of the Grisha TrilogyNthe follow-up to the "New York Times" bestseller "Shadow and Bone"Nincludes bonus content.

Ruin and Rising

Author: Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 9781466873704
Release Date: 2014-05-20
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Download the first chapter of Ruin and Rising, the highly anticipated conclusion to the Grisha Trilogy! The capital has fallen. The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne. Now the nation's fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army. Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with the hunt for the elusive firebird and the hope that an outlaw prince still survives. Alina will have to forge new alliances and put aside old rivalries as she and Mal race to find the last of Morozova's amplifiers. But as she begins to unravel the Darkling's secrets, she reveals a past that will forever alter her understanding of the bond they share and the power she wields. The firebird is the one thing that stands between Ravka and destruction—and claiming it could cost Alina the very future she's fighting for.

Crooked Kingdom Chapters 1 4

Author: Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 9781250132895
Release Date: 2016-08-09
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Download the first four chapters of Crooked Kingdom for free! The highly anticipated sequel to the thrilling #1 New York Times-bestselling Six of Crows. Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz's cunning and test the team's fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city's dark and twisting streets—a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of the Grisha world.

The Shadow and Bone Trilogy

Author: Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 9781627799546
Release Date: 2015-11-17
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

In a lavish world where darkness reigns and science collides with superstition, Alina Starkov has the power to save her country...but it comes with a price in The Grisha Trilogy by New York Times-bestselling author Leigh Bardugo. Included in this bundle are Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, and Ruin and Rising.

Civilians Under Siege from Sarajevo to Troy

Author: Alex Dowdall
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137585325
Release Date: 2018-01-11
Genre: History

This edited volume analyses siege warfare as a discrete type of military engagement, in the face of which civilians are particularly vulnerable. Siege warfare is a form of combat that has usually had devastating effects on civilian populations. From the near-contemporary Siege of Sarajevo to the real and mythical sieges of the ancient Mediterranean, this has been a recurring type of military engagement which, through bombardment, starvation, disease and massacre, places non-combatants at the heart of battle. To date, however, there has been little recognition of the effects of siege warfare on civilians. This edited volume addresses this gap. Using a distinctive regressive method, it begins with the present and works backwards, avoiding teleological interpretations that suggest the targeting of civilians in war is a modern phenomenon. Its contributors interrogate civilians’ roles during sieges, both as victims and active participants; the laws and customs of siege warfare; its place in historical memory, and the ways civilian survivors have dealt with trauma. Its scope and content ensure that the collection is essential reading for all those interested in the place of civilians in war. Chapter 2 of this book is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com

Cinder Chapters 1 5

Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
ISBN: 9781466805880
Release Date: 2011-12-06
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Download the first five chapters of Cinder by Marissa Meyer and start reading now! Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth's fate hinges on one girl.... Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She's a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world's future.

The Demon in the Wood

Author: Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 9781627796620
Release Date: 2015-08-18
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Before he ruled Ravka, before he was the Darkling, he was just a lonely boy with an extraordinary gift. In this prequel story to the New York Times-bestselling Grisha Trilogy, Leigh Bardugo takes us into Ravka's mysterious past, when Grisha lived as fugitives and the Darkling took his first steps on the path to power. Discover new territory in the Grishaverse, as well as two chapters from the soon-to-be-released Six of Crows.

The Language of Thorns

Author: Leigh Bardugo
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781250122520
Release Date: 2017-09-26
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Presents a collection of six short stories that transports readers to familiar and strange magical lands with haunted towns, hungry woods, talking beasts, and gingerbread golems.

The Siege

Author: Helen Dunmore
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 0802139582
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Fiction

Set against the turbulent backdrop of Leningrad in 1941, an intricately woven tapestry of love and war follows the Levin family--twenty-two-year-old Anna, her young brother Kolya, and their father, Mikhail--as they struggle to survive during the German siege. Reprint.

Six of Crows Chapters 1 and 2

Author: Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 9781627797689
Release Date: 2015-07-28
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Download the first two chapters of Six of Crows for free! Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price-and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone.... A convict with a thirst for revenge. A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager. A runaway with a privileged past. A spy known as the Wraith. A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums. A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes. Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist.

A Little History of the World

Author: E. H. Gombrich
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300213973
Release Date: 2014-10-01
Genre: History

E. H. Gombrich's Little History of the World, though written in 1935, has become one of the treasures of historical writing since its first publication in English in 2005. The Yale edition alone has now sold over half a million copies, and the book is available worldwide in almost thirty languages. Gombrich was of course the best-known art historian of his time, and his text suggests illustrations on every page. This illustrated edition of the Little History brings together the pellucid humanity of his narrative with the images that may well have been in his mind's eye as he wrote the book. The two hundred illustrations—most of them in full color—are not simple embellishments, though they are beautiful. They emerge from the text, enrich the author's intention, and deepen the pleasure of reading this remarkable work. For this edition the text is reset in a spacious format, flowing around illustrations that range from paintings to line drawings, emblems, motifs, and symbols. The book incorporates freshly drawn maps, a revised preface, and a new index. Blending high-grade design, fine paper, and classic binding, this is both a sumptuous gift book and an enhanced edition of a timeless account of human history.

A Feast for Crows

Author: George R. R. Martin
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553390568
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Fiction

The uneasy peace that exists following the death of Robb Stark is threatened by new plots, intrigues, and alliances that once again will plunge the Seven Kingdoms into all-out war for control of the Iron Throne.