A vampire hunter-turned-vampire seeks to destroy her enemies. Until she falls for one of them.A Chaser born to kill vampires, sixteen-year-old Rachel Campton has grown up in her older brothers shadow. Until she wakes up a vampire, her own mortal foe. Shes stronger, faster than her human self, but haunted by bloodlust and the loss of her beloved younger sister. Friendless and lost in enemy territory, Rachel must rely on Alex Wellington, a former nemesis and centuries old vampire who looks like a college football player.As Rachel goes deep into vamp territory, she learns there is more to the vampire life than killing humans. She also discovers another side to Alex. He is more than a murderer, he is someone that she starts to fall for. Rachel faces the ultimate choice--her new life and unexpected love or the family she left behind, the family that may now want her dead.
Dominique Lapierre was born in Châtelaillon-Plage, Charente-Maritime, France. At the age of thirteen, he travelled to America with his father who was a diplomat (Consul General of France). He attended the Jesuit school in New Orleans and became a paper boy for the New Orleans Item. He developed interests in travelling, writing and cars.He was awarded the Padma Bhushan, Indias third highest civilian award in the 2008 Republic Day honours list.
Having traveled to Vietnam, I loved the descriptions and historical backgrounds of many of the places that I visited. The story was decent, however, parts of the book were a bit of a mess: wooden dialogue (Im sorry but no one who works for or even remotely knows what an NGO is calls it a non-governmental organization in day to day dialogue, unless you are telling someone what NGO stands for), unlikeable characters that dont evolve, and WAY too many plot lines (the entire plot about exporting Vietnamese antiques could have been cut and you still would have had a decent story). The book itself could have used more organization - chapters would jump from character to character; while I know lots of books do this, it didnt really make any sense in this book. It was almost as if the author thought oh wait, I cant forget to tell you what these characters are currently doing. I think that relates back to having too many plots and too many characters.This review sounds so negative, but I should say its a decent read, just not the best. A little more focus on what the author wanted to achieve with this story and who the main characters are would have made this a better book.
More than 250,000 courageous men and women were enlisted in the RCAF during World War II. They fought in all the major air operations. Thousands lost their lives. Only one in four aircrews completed their bomber tours: some were killed in action, some in training, others became prisoners of war. All volunteered. These are the stories of the valiant Canadians who fought in this brutal war.
There are three general models of Supreme Court decision making: the legal model, the attitudinal model, and the strategic model. But each is somewhat incomplete. This book advances an integrated model of Supreme Court decision making that incorporates variables from each of the three models. In examining the modern Supreme Court, since Brown v. Board of Education, the book argues that decisions are a function of the sincere preferences of the justices, the nature of precedent, and the development of the particular issue, as well as separation of powers and the potential constraints posed by the president and Congress. To test this model, the authors examine all full, signed civil liberties and economic cases decisions in the 1953 2000 period. Decision Making by the Modern Supreme Court argues and the results confirm that judicial decision making is more nuanced than the attitudinal or legal models have argued in the past.
In Harry Goatee Is Hungry, a calm, peaceful day is turned upside down when Harry Goatee cant stop eating. As he proceeds to devour all the food, buildings, and whatever else is within reach, the other animals desperately look for a solution to stop him from destroying their beloved village of Fauna. Will they succeed before he eats everything in town and beyond?
A History of England, Volume I: Prehistory to 1714 incorporates recent scholarship into a master narrative that encompasses Englands social, economic, cultural, intellectual, and political history. This account traces how and why critical events occurred. Other significant features: stresses dominant themes in English history—the coming of Christianity, the creation of the English monarchy, the impact of the Norman conquest and much more. discusses events in Scotland, Wales, and Ireland as they affect developments in England. offers section headings, genealogical charts, a list of kings and queens, and improved maps. includes new material on the cultural effects of the bubonic plague of the fourteenth century. provides suggested Further Reading at the end of each chapter, focusing on the most important books on each era (updated to include recent publications).
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The Author, a successful, career British Army Officer and Military Historian, evaluates the German and French plans and phases of the first 40 days of World War One from the viewpoint of the various military outcomes, combined with his meertings and talks with many of the combatant generals prior to 1914, including the German General von Schlieffen, the originator of the SCHLIEFFEN plan and the opening of World War One. Two Appendices, a Bibliography and 4 maps.The Battle of the Marne (French: 1re Bataille de la Marne) (also known as the Miracle of the Marne) was a First World War battle fought between 5 and 12 September 1914. It resulted in an Allied victory against the German Army under Chief of Staff Helmuth von Moltke the Younger. The battle effectively ended the month-long German offensive that opened the war and had reached the outskirts of Paris. The counter-attack of six French field armies and one British army along the Marne River forced the German Imperial Army to abandon its push on Paris and retreat north-east, setting the stage for four years of trench warfare on the Western Front. This book was originally written and published in 1918 when the author was reliant upon the testimonies of German prisoners of war in order to discover what the enemy was planning during the retreat from Mons. In this the second edition he was able to update the tesxt with more reliable information based on reports from the allies.