When Bobby Pendragon first arrives on the tropical world of Ibara, he finds paradise. As he works to uncover clues about the turning point this seemingly idyllic territory will soon face, all he can determine is that the people of Ibara are blissfully happy. Its not long before Bobby discovers, however, that they are blissfully . . . oblivious. The leaders of Ibara are keeping a devastating secret from their people, one that gives Saint Dane all the opportunity he needs to launch his final assault on Halla.
Athos, the famed Musketeer, is plagued by cruel memories of his first love, Milady, whose deceptive love tortures Athos to near madness. Seeking the ultimate release from heartbreak - death - he is driven to attempt a suicidal dare. But neither bloodshed nor steel can redeem his broken heart, and his dare, a duel with the best swordsman in France, backfires when Athos wins, to the chagrin of Paris gamblers. The prize is a woman he cares nothing about, Nicole Rieux, the pious Comtesse de Rochefort, a compassionate woman who sees through his pain. Despite being thrown together, love builds between them, although she is married. Now, tested by both God and the sword, Athos must fight for her love to seek his own redemption and save himself from self-destruction.
In this atmospheric, intriguing historical mystery brimming with psychological tension, an unexpected inheritance plunges beloved British mystery author Josephine Tey into a disturbing puzzle of dark secrets eerily connecting the present and the pastWhen Josephine Tey unexpectedly inherits Red Barn Cottage from her estranged godmother, the will stipulates that she must personally claim the house in the Suffolk countryside. But Josephine is not the only benefactor-a woman named Lucy Kyte is also in Hesters will.Sorting through the artifacts of her godmothers life, Josephine is intrigued by an infamous death committed on the cottages grounds a century before. Yet this old crime-dubbed the Red Barn murder-still seems to haunt the tight-knit village and its remote inhabitants. Is it just superstition, or is there a very real threat that is frightening the locals? Could the truth be related to the mysterious Lucy Kyte, who no one in the village admits to knowing?With a palpable sense of evil thickening around her, Josephine must untangle historic tragedy from present danger and prevent a deadly cycle from beginning once more.
Dan Wells won instant acclaim for his three-novel debut about the adventures of John Wayne Cleaver, a heroic young man who is a� potential serial killer. All who read the trilogy were struck by the distinctive and believable voice Wells created for John.Now he returns with another innovative thriller told in a very� different, equally unique voice. A voice that comes to us from the � realm of madness.Michael Shipman is paranoid schizophrenic; he suffers from hallucinations, deluctions, and complex fantasies of persecution and horror. That’s bad enough. But what can he do if some of the monsters he sees turn out to be real?Who can you trust if you cant even trust yourself? The Hollow City is a mesmerizing journey into madness, where the greatest enemy of all is your own mind.
Donna sempre sonhou em ser atriz. Mas entre ela e seu sonho há um “pequeno” obstáculo: as provas finais de inglês. Para ser aceita em qualquer faculdade de teatro, ela precisa tirar uma boa nota nessa matéria, mas ao que tudo indica será reprovada. Afinal, como a garota conseguirá fazer um trabalho de três mil palavras sobre Romeu e Julieta se mal consegue acompanhar as lições? Assim, incentivada (para não dizer forçada) por seu pai e Barbie, a namorada mais nova e controladora que ele arrumou, Donna vai atrás de um professor particular. Por um anúncio na biblioteca, ela descobre Will, um universitário que ensina inglês para ganhar um dinheiro extra.Desde a primeira aula, Will percebe o potencial de Donna e a ajuda a enxergar a peça de Shakespeare sob uma nova luz. Mas o clima de romance não fica só nas frases escritas há mais de quatrocentos anos: Will é lindo, fofo, inteligente… e parece ter a mesma opinião sobre Donna. O único problema é que esse sentimento reabre cicatrizes profundas no coração dela. Desde que viveu uma experiência amorosa horrível, seu lema passou a ser “não deixe que se aproximem e nunca poderão machucá-la”. Agora ela precisa decidir se irá se proteger - evitando que Will chegue perto demais - ou se colocará tudo em risco e abrirá de vez seu coração, para finalmente viver uma história de amor.
Rocked by scandals and accusations that crucial decisions are made by non-elected officials, Japan has been called a democracy in name only. Is it?
Arthur Schnitzler: Casanovas HeimfahrtNach 25-jahriger Verbannung hofft der gealterte Casanova, in seine Heimatstadt Venedig zuruckkehren zu durfen. Wahrend er auf Nachricht wartet lebt er im Hause eines alten Freundes, der drei Tochter hat... Aber ganz so einfach ist es dann doch nicht.Edition Holzinger. TaschenbuchBerliner Ausgabe, 2013, 2. AuflageVollstandiger, durchgesehener Neusatz mit einer Biographie des Autors bearbeitet und eingerichtet von Michael HolzingerErstdruck: Die Neue Rundschau, XXIX. Jahrgang, 7.-9. Heft, Juli - September 1918.Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Arthur Schnitzler: Gesammelte Werke. Die erzahlenden Schriften, 2 Bande, Frankfurt a.M.: S. Fischer Verlag, 1961.Herausgeber der Reihe: Michael HolzingerReihengestaltung: Viktor HarvionUmschlaggestaltung unter Verwendung des Bildes: Arthur Schnitzler (Fotografie, um 1878)Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 10 pt
Enter the world of creativity where childrens imaginations soar with this broad spectrum of over 240 open-ended art activities and ideas. These projects allow each child to participate in an individual and unique art experience using common household items and ordinary art supplies.
Child pornography and sexual grooming provide case study exemplars of problems that society and law have sought to tackle to avoid both actual and potential harm to children. Yet despite the considerable legal, political and societal concern that these critical phenomena attract, they have not, thus far, been subjected to detailed socio-legal and theoretical scrutiny. How do society and law construct the harms of child pornography and grooming? What impact do constructions of the child have upon legal and societal responses to these phenomena? What has been the impetus behind the expanding criminalisation of behaviour in these areas? Suzanne Ost addresses these and other important questions, exploring the critical tensions within legal and social discourses which must be tackled to discourage moral panic reactions towards child pornography and grooming, and advocating a new, more rational approach towards combating these forms of exploitation.