Author: Matt Haig
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Brothers and sisters
From the bestselling author of A Boy Called Christmas, The Girl Who Saved Christmas, Father Christmas and Me and The Truth Pixie. *Winner of the Gold Smarties Prize, the Blue Peter Book Award and shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal* Samuel Blink is the hero of this story, but he doesn't know it yet. Right now, he and his sister Martha are in the back of his parents' car. He has no idea a giant log is about to fall from the sky and change his life forever. He doesn't know that he and Martha will be forced to move to Norway and eat their Aunt Eda's smelly brown cheese. He hasn't the slightest clue Martha will disappear into the Shadow Forest - a forest full of one-eyed trolls, deadly Truth Pixies, a shadow-stealing witch and the evil Changemaker. Samuel Blink doesn't know any of this. So don't tell him. It might ruin the book . . . An eerie, funny and exciting fairytale from multi-award-winning author Matt Haig. 'Fascinating and magical . . . Outstanding' The Times
Author: Joseph J. Bailey
Publisher: Joseph Bailey
Release Date: 2012-04-01
Their world assaulted by an extradimensional invasion of life-devouring Shadow, Yip and his companions must find a way to halt the incursion before the Cabal and their loathsome allies drain the living energies of their planet, destroying all life and potential on Ea'ae. Aided by Aroganji the Fang Shi, master of the elements of change, Wrindanneth Priest of Maeth Onai, wielder of divine and arcane magics, and Slate the Dwarven axe-wielding Bor'Banna, imbued by the powers of the All-Father's first forge, Yip ventures to Taerris'thule, the City of the Fallen Gods, in an effort to restore the seal of Eldre'gheu, one of the fourteen seals protecting Ea'ae from extraplanar intrusion. Shadow's Descent is the second book of the Chronicles of the Fists, an epic fantasy trilogy recounting Yip and his friends' adventures against the forces of Darkness.
Author: Ao Jyumonji
Publisher: J-Novel Club
Release Date: 2019-11-11
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
While Haruhiro and the others were in Parano, a major incident was happening in Grimgar... In a fast-moving world, a man hides his face beneath a mask, making his way towards Alterna alone... "Am I being true to my own heart? Well, then there's no problem." In addition to the new story telling of Ranta's struggles, Feelings of the Mask, there is also Please, Just a Little Longer, about the feelings of Manato, the volunteer soldier trainee who died before he could reach his goal, and "Let's Rest for Today," which depicts Yume and Shihoru's interactions with their respective masters at the guilds they joined. This volume contains four short stories, including those made as extras for the TV anime!
Inhaltsangabe:Abstract: Tropical land use changes, predominantly the clearing of tropical rain and monsoon forests, have long been recognized as a trend with dramatic consequences. FAO estimated the global loss of rain forest area at 0.6 to 0.9 % per annum in 1993. Most of it can be attributed to the conversion of forest lands to agricultural areas. In Southeast Asia, two countries have suffered from this phenomenon more than any other nations: the Philippines and Thailand. Between 1961 and 1975, the forest reserves of Thailand have been reduced from 57 % to 37 % of the total area, while at the same time the area put to agricultural use has almost doubled. Only a small part of that process was due to organized resettlement programmes; to an overwhelming extent the deforestation has been performed 'illegally' by spontaneous activities of the rural population. The share of forests further declined to 28.9 % in 1998, at a current rate of -0.7 % per year, meaning that Thailand's forest cover has roughly halved since 1960. The author of this thesis stayed as a visiting researcher at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), immediately north of Bangkok, for 6 months from November 2000 until April 2001. The AIT is a small international university for graduate studies with students and teachers from more than 40 countries. The core institution for this scientific cooperation was the Asian Center for Research on Remote Sensing (ACRoRS) of the AIT's School of Advanced Technologies (SAT). Field work in Northeast Thailand was carried out in two legs in February and April 2001. As an underlying principle of this study, it was attempted to incorporate problems from the realms of social as well as physical geography, i.e. to maintain a balance between questions of applied geography (regional studies) and remote sensing. This also means that no special focus was put on advanced RS methodology such as the development of new image processing techniques; the study is rather based on a somewhat holistic approach, joining aspects from many different fields of science as diverse as geology, geomorphology, climatology, agriculture and agricultural economics, sociology, ethnology, politics, and spatial planning. Accordingly, the basic objectives were: - to give a geographical description/characterization of the Northeastern Region of Thailand in terms of its physical properties as well as its social and economical peculiarities. - to try a quantification of forest [...]
Five unique metals sprung from the core of the earth. Those metals were taken by kings & lords and forged into powerful weapons. But troubles began when a king named Acula seized another metal then disappeared. 40 years later, Acula appears with forces and martial abilities capable of achieving his life's ambition, controlling the whole realm by seizing all of the metals to forge one powerful weapon. Now he has his own territory and army of Orcs and other false creatures to strive after his goal. The only question is whether Acula will achieve his goal by conquest or consent. Acting upon an old covenant of peace, Men, Elves, and Dwarves will unite against Acula and his allies of corrupted Men, Elves and magicians. This unity will bring a variety of heroes & heroines to friendship and bonding as they march armies to battles, defend cities and castles against Acula's will. Together they will investigate the true story behind the metals and how to get rid of them and their accompanied greed. To restore life to its former state, they'd put their lives at stake and do the impossible.
Recalling a pivotal year as a senior in college leads the author on a journey to discover his life's arc. The intimacy of his journals mix with a present-day perspective to tell a life-long coming of age story rich with inner thoughts and emotions. From bittersweet memory emerges one person's life resolutions not as he usually desired, but perfect beyond his own powers.
Author: John Beecham
Publisher: University of Idaho Press
Release Date: 1994
Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for the University of Idaho Press The authors have been collecting data since 1972 in order to develop a comprehensive management program for the state's black bear population. This volume summarizes much of their research and will provide naturalists and general readers with information on and a greater understanding of the rare and elusive Idaho black bear.
When Troll-Son runs away from home, he decides to leave the Shadow Forest behind and move in with his idol, Samuel Blink. Samuel isn't thrilled with the idea of hiding a runaway troll, especially one who copies everything he does, even (ugh!) using his toothbrush. But should Samuel return Troll-Son to the Shadow Forest? After all, he's running from something . . . what danger still lurks there? This engaging adventure showcases Matt Haig's wry sense of humor, drawing readers deeper into the imaginative world introduced in Samuel Blink and the Forbidden Forest.
Author: Peter Dauvergne
Publisher: MIT Press
Release Date: 1997
This book is the first to analyze the environmental impact of Japanese trade,corporations, and aid on timber management in the context of Southeast Asian political economies. Itis also one of the first comprehensive studies of why Southeast Asian states are unable to enforceforest policies and regulations.
Author: W.J. May
Publisher: W.J. May
Release Date: 2014-11-30
From the best selling authors of 5 Shades of Fantasy, come 6 new fantasy/romance novels in one volume - 6 more sexy heroes and strong heroines – All for FREE! VENOM by Kristen Middleton A vampire novella derived from The Night Roamer's series. When Melody Williams goes missing at a concert, at Club Nightshade, her eighteen-year-old cousin, Chelsey Fairfax, sneaks into the club to find answers. Little does she know that some mysteries are better left hidden. Meanwhile, Venom is in town, a hot new band from Europe, and the owner of Club Nightshade wants them there permanently... SEVENTH MARK – Part 1 by W.J. May An ancient journal, a Sioghra necklace and a special mark force life-altering decisions for a girl who grew up unprepared to fight for her life or others. All secrets have a cost and Rouge’s determination to find the truth may force her and Michael apart. It can only lead to trouble…or something even more sinister. *Warning: There are werewolves in this story... and they are not friendly.* THE SHADOW SOUL By Kaitlyn Davis When Jinji's home is destroyed, she is left with nowhere to run and no one to run to--until she meets Rhen, a prince chasing rumors that foreign enemies have landed on his shores. Masquerading as a boy, Jinji joins Rhen with vengeance in her heart. But traveling together doesn't mean trusting one another, and both are keeping a deep secret--magic. Jinji can weave the elements to create master illusions and Rhen can pull burning flames into his flesh. But while they struggle to hide the truth, a shadow lurks in the night. An ancient evil has reawakened, and unbeknownst to them, these two unlikely companions hold the key to its defeat. Because their meeting was not coincidence--it was fate. And their story has played out before, in a long forgotten time, an age of myth that is about to be reborn... CRUSH By Chrissy Peebles His precious touch could prove deadly… When Taylor Sparks moves from New York City to Big Bear Lake, California; her life is forever changed when she meets a hot guy with winter-blue eyes named Jesse. Their attraction is instant, the chemistry undeniable. But sadly, things aren't adding up. Taylor wonders what her 'crush' is hiding. When her new friend, Fred tells her his suspicions about Jesse being a paranormal creature, Taylor laughs. But when Fred turns up dead, she believes every warning he ever told her. Taylor is shocked to learn that Big Bear Lake isn't just glittering lakes, towering pines, and breathtaking mountains...there's more...way more than meets the eye. Will Taylor dive into a paranormal world she knows nothing about? To be with the one her heart can’t live without? ELEMENT By CM Doporto College freshman, Natalie Vega, offers to be a test patient for several vitamins and supplements created by Kronberg Laboratories, a large pharmaceutical company where she interns. Immediately her body starts going through physical changes but when she runs into her former high school crush, Ryan Garrett, she is unaware of the life altering affects he will have on her. AWAKENING By Samantha Long When Sophie moves to Boston to get away from the people who ridiculed her for her psychic talents, she wants to start fresh. But when a demon attacks her study group at the library, she has no choice but to reveal her abilities to warn the others. She learns the attacks won't stop until she's dead. To stay alive she joins forces with the other students and a secret society that has battled the demons for centuries. The last thing she wants to do is be a pawn in the war of good and evil. When her visions start showing events from a past life, she can't ignore the connections it shows. She has no choice but to acknowledge the bonds that tie her to the other students, even if some of them refuse, to have the strength to defeat the demon that hunts them down. Will she survive long enough to stop the demons from destroying everything Keywords: Free, Freebie, Vampire, Wolf, werewolf, sexy alpha, free fantasy, supernatural, comic book, free paranormal, witch, paranormal romance, fantasy series
The year is 2010 and the world needs a new hero, Kiba White a twenty four year old is that hero. After loosing her mother, her older brother on a bridge accident, her twin sister becoming MIA and her father dying in a house fire. After being arrested on suspicion of killing her own father she goes off in search for the real arsonist. Follow her and her friends as she tries to find the killer and protect the innocent in her high-tech helicopter named Shadow-Wolf.
Author: D. L. Burt
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Release Date: 2012-11-30
In a Gothic galaxy on the verge of oblivion, an ancient race discovers a lost device able to create souls and comes in conflict with those sent to reclaim it. Suppose you had to fight a war in a place you could not go. So you sent warriors protected in specially made armor to do the fighting for you. For thousands of years they fought and died in your name only to be resurrected and returned, again and again, ever-engaged in eternal war, waged by immortal warriors. Now suppose the device to grant them infinite life has been stolen by your enemy who now has the power to existence-erase your warriors forever. A science fiction horror story set in the Sixth Millennium, the last book of the Apocrypha trilogy is told in a tense gothic style, immersed in Norse and Egyptian lore. Chronicling the quest for the lost Ark of Souls, Relics of the Realm takes you into an alien civilization on the verge of redemption and resurrection; a culture very similar to our own, and every bit as terrifying. What thing so vile, Good and Evil join forces against it?
A handful of ordinary Americans -- housewives, lawyers, interior decorators, and the like -- found themselves caught up in a transdimensional conflict, and transported from their homes to realms where magic worked, to desert planets and rebel worlds, to places straight out of science fiction and fantasy. But these were not the harmless, happy-ending lands of film and fable. The sweat and blood was real, and the horrors they faced genuinely dangerous. One world was a world of magic, ruled by a dark force called Shadow. A handful of would-be heroes resisted Shadow's dominion, and sought assistance in their desperate struggle to free their homeland. The other reality was a universe of spaceships and rayguns, dominated by a Galactic Empire that saw Shadow as a threat -- and that demanded the exiles from our world aid them in their campaign. Against their will, these few people were flung into battle . . . IN THE EMPIRE OF SHADOW "In Worlds of Shadow, Lawrence Watt-Evans tells an exciting tale with memorable characters and relentless action. A must-read for fans of dark fantasy and horror." -- Karen E. Taylor, author of "The Vampire Legacy" Series
Author: J.A. Marlow
Publisher: Star Catcher Publishing
Release Date: 2011-03-10
Grandmother's house. A red cape. A planet-wide conspiracy. An invitation to visit Grandmother's house among the renowned giant trees of the planet gives Kate a welcome respite from her overbearing Uncle Travis. After Grandma goes missing, she joins forces with a local Gatherer boy to confront a deadly threat to the human colonists, forest inhabitants, and even the moving trees themselves. Before the conspiracy kills them all. A Science Fiction novel retelling of the fairy tale "Little Red Riding Hood."
Shadow Blizzard is the third book by the international bestselling fantasy author Alexey Pehov. Like Shadow Prowler and Shadow Chaser, Shadow Blizzard is epic fantasy at its best; this is the third book in a trilogy that follows Shadow Harold, Siala's master thief, on his quest for the magic Horn that will restore peace to his world. After the loss of friends and comrades, after betrayal and battle, after capture by fearsome orcs, Harold finally reaches the dreaded Hrad Spein. But before he can complete his quest by stealing the magic horn, he will have to brave the most fearsome obstacles yet—obstacles that have destroyed everyone before him...and Harold must do so alone. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.