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The Black Marble

Written By: Joseph Wambaugh
  • ID Book : 1453228128
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Number of Pages : 416
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reads : 391
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Two LAPD cops stumble into trouble during a search for a kidnapped dog in this “superb” New York Times bestseller from the author of Hollywood Station (St. Louis Post-Dispatch). Russian-American detective A. A. Valnikov is a burned-out homicide detective who gets teamed with Natalie Zimmerman, twice-divorced with a grudge against men. These unlikely partners are assigned the strange case of a stolen show dog being held for ransom. In this bittersweet tale that the Los Angeles Times called “terrifying and romantic,” the partners will find much more than they ever could have imagined. Cosmopolitan called it “fast, colorful and gripping . . . as touching as it is breathlessly entertaining.”

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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
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Four complete novels in the #1 New York Times bestselling vampire series featuring "the hottest collection of studs in romance"*...Includes Lover Unbound; Lover Enshrined; Lover Avenged; and Lover Mine! *Angela Knight

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This publication is devoted to the natural feature – the Black Sea and its littoral states. At the same time the Azov Sea is also considered here. This region is the focus of many geopolitical, economic, social and environmental issues that involve not only the countries coming out to the Black and Azov Seas, but other world countries, too. This publication contains over 1500 articles and terms providing descriptions of geographical and oceanographic features, cities, ports, transport routes, marine biological resources, international treaties, national and international programs, research institutions, historical and archaeological monuments, activities of prominent scientists, researchers, travelers, military commanders, etc. who had relation to the Black Sea. It includes a multi-century chronology of the events that became the outstanding milestones in the history of development of the Black Sea – Azov Sea region.

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  • File Pdf: the-black-mausoleum.pdf

Book Summary:

Two years have passed since the events of The Order of the Scales. Across the realms, dragons are still hatching. Hatching, and hatching free. Skorl is an Ember, a soldier trained from birth to fight dragons. He is a living weapon, one-shot only, saturated with enough dragon-poison to bring down a monster all on his own. Misanthrope, violent and a drunk, to fulfil his purpose and slay a dragon, means to be eaten. Now Skorl has a choice: he can hang for his crimes, or he can go with the last of the Adamantine Men, fighting against an enemy he was born to face. Rat is an Outsider. He's on the run and he's stumbled onto something that's going to make him rich beyond all his dreams. It's just a shame that the end of the world has started without him. Kataros is an alchemist, one of the order responsible for keeping the dragons in check. One of the order that has just failed, and disastrously so. Two men, one woman. One chance to save the world from a storm of dragons ...

The Terrane Puzzle

By Robert B. Blodgett,George D. Stanley
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Geological Society of America
  • Isbn : 0813724422
  • Pages : 326
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 461
  • File Pdf: the-terrane-puzzle.pdf

Book Summary:

"Displaced or tectonostratigraphic terranes comprise a huge portion of real estate in the North American Cordillera. Terranes are discrete, fault-bound blocks of regional extent, with rocks and fossils that differ to a great extent from those of adjacent blocks. The allochthonous nature of most terranes, relative to adjacent craton, is well established. When mapped, they resemble a collage of mixed rock types, tectonic styles, metamorphism, and volcanic origins--each part resembling the pieces of a puzzle. Terrane studies remain integral to understanding the geological evolution of western North America. Since the initiation of the concept summarized in 1979 by the late David L. Jones, the significance of fossils and stratigraphy has been key to solving the puzzle. Chapters of this book written by experts in their field, provide a sense of the diversity of approaches in paleontology and stratigraphy. Contributions span geologic time from the Precambrian (Vendian) to Cretaceous and address over 20 Cordilleran terranes."--Publisher's website.

The Black Pullet

By Anonymous
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : tredition
  • Isbn : 3347626877
  • Pages :
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reads : 677
  • File Pdf: the-black-pullet.pdf

Book Summary:

The Black Pullet - Anonymous - First surfacing in France in the 18th century, The Black Pullet is a guide to the construction and use of magical talismanic rings. With the use of these rings, people attained extraordinary powers. Perhaps the most wonderful secret revealed is thepower to produce the Black Pullet, otherwise known as the "Hen with the Golden Eggs. " Unlimited wealth was granted to the person who achieved the creation of this incredible Hen. *Includes complete instructions for creating the Black Pullet.

The Black pullet

By AA.VV.
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Youcanprint
  • Isbn : 8892698133
  • Pages :
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reads : 601
  • File Pdf: the-black-pullet.pdf

Book Summary:

Comprising the science of magical talismans and rings; the art of necromancy and the kabbalah, for conjuring the aerial and infernal spirits, sylphs, undines, and gnomes; for acquiring knowledge of the secret sciences; for discovering treasures, for the gaining of power to command all beings, and for unmasking all evil spells and sorceries.

The Necromancer: or The Tale of the Black Forest

By Carl Friedrich Kahlert
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 184
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 188
  • File Pdf: the-necromancer.pdf

Book Summary:

"The Necromancer: or The Tale of the Black Forest" by Carl Friedrich Kahlert. 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 Necromancer - Or, The Tale of the Black Forest (Fantasy and Horror Classics)

By Lawrence Flammenberg
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Isbn : 1473355532
  • Pages : 33
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reads : 721
  • File Pdf: the-necromancer-or-the-tale-of-the-black-forest.pdf

Book Summary:

“The Necromancer” is a 1794 Gothic novel written by Karl Friedrich Kahlert, published under the pseudonym 'Lawrence Flammenberg'. One of the seven 'horrid novels' ridiculed by Jane Austen in her famous novel “Northanger Abbey”, it contains a series of vivid stories concerning violence, hauntings, and the supernatural adventures of Helfried, Hermann, and the mysterious Necromancer, Volker. “The Necromancer” is told through multiple verbal or epistolary narratives from the perspective of different characters. These sequences became typical of the genre, as well as signposts for readers indicating that the work was fiction—or at least of dubious credibility. This early work of Gothic fiction constitutes a must-read for fans of the genre and is not to be missed by collectors. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-qual edition complete with the original text and artwork.

J.R. Ward The Black Dagger Brotherhood Novels 1-4

By J.R. Ward
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1101531320
  • Pages : 182
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 269
  • File Pdf: j-r-ward-the-black-dagger-brotherhood-novels-1-4.pdf

Book Summary:

This digital collection features the first four novels in New York Times bestselling author J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood Novels--Dark Lover, Lover Eternal, Lover Awakened, and Lover Revealed.

Reign of the black flame

By B.B. Vayk
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : BV Service Ltd.
  • Isbn : 963898922X
  • Pages : 450
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 295
  • File Pdf: reign-of-the-black-flame.pdf

Book Summary:

In an age when the mighty Forces of Nature rule, the eternal battle between Fire and Water flares into war. The evil Fire, fueled by ancient jealousies and a lust for power, commits the ultimate treachery - the theft of the Waterglobe. Equilibrium between the Forces is lost, leaving a drought-plagued world that only one brave human can restore. Robert Ground, longing for adventure, lives in a peaceful, sleepy little village. One day, Fire appears, laying to waste everything Robert has ever known. Determined to find out why he has become a target of the Prime Evil, Robert begins a journey to uncover his family’s secrets, and soon discovers a link between his past and the elemental battle waging around him. Robert is joined by the lovely, secretive Marian as they forge an unlikely partnership. Unknown to Robert, Marian is a fireling, and Fire’s cruelest, most loyal apprentice. As Marian pursues her own dark mission, two others join the travelers: Gider, the vicious, coarse, fermad, and Shine, the brave and noble rainsteed. Reaching the Cloud Realm, Robert is tasked with an impossible mission, one that will test him beyond the limits of his endurance. The four adventurers navigate the perilous realms of the Forces, gathering powerful weapons for the final battle with Fire. Each is forever altered, as they must choose between self-sacrifice and treachery. Ultimately, Robert faces Fire and finally learns why he is destined to fight the ultimate evil...

The Creator Series

By Tobias,Geoffrey Hoppe,Linda Benyo Hoppe
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Crimson Circle Press
  • Isbn : 1592310028
  • Pages : 255
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 780
  • File Pdf: the-creator-series.pdf

Book Summary:

What happens after the New Age? Finally, bold new information for spiritual seekers! Tobias, a loving and compassionate angel from the apocryphal Bible, shares twelve powerful lessons for moving into the New Energy in The Creator Series. Spiritual journeyers from every part of the world have already benefited from Tobias’ insights and wisdom on the Internet at www.crimsoncircle.com. Learn how to: • Be in your divine moment ... every moment • Create your new reality without struggling • “Stand behind the short wall” in the midst of chaos • Replace Free Will with your inherent Divine Will • Resolve your challenges in the Oven of Grace • Dance with what comes to your front door • Empower yourself rather than giving it away to others Discover what Tobias says about: • Why you left Home and what you did before coming to Earth • Why prayer, meditation and visualization are old tools • Why it’s time to put down crystals, pendulums and astrology • Why the battle of light vs. dark is intensifying • How to move from duality into the new “quad” energy Challenge yourself to release the old and move into your new personal divinity with The Creator Series from Tobias. “You never go Home. Instead, Home will come to you.” With these words, Tobias laid out an entirely new understanding of how we came to Earth, and why this is such an important crossroads on our spiritual journey.

The Black X

By Byron Dye
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1499011229
  • Pages : 148
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 370
  • File Pdf: the-black-x.pdf

Book Summary:

In the future, when DNA is altered – by man and by nature – all life changes, to deliver both rapid death and long suffering. Visionaries will abound, for a brief period, than recede back into the shadows. In the year 2052, man's domination of the Earth has been thwarted; mysticism rises; and the meaning of reality - and its perception - evolves beyond time. What will life be like...after the machines die?

The Black Dagger Brotherhood

By J.R. Ward
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1440635919
  • Pages : 496
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 228
  • File Pdf: the-black-dagger-brotherhood.pdf

Book Summary:

New York Times bestselling author J.R. Ward delivers a behind-the-scenes look at her “to die for”( Publishers Weekly) Black Dagger Brotherhood series—and a brand-new short story starring Zsadist and Bella. This is a book no Black Dagger Brotherhood fan should miss—an insider’s guide that will seduce readers as powerfully as the sexy band of Brothers and the world they live in. And also included is an original short story about stars Zsadist and Bella! This comprehensive guide features insider information on the Brotherhood, their dossiers, stats, and special gifts. Readers will savor interviews with their favorite characters, deleted scenes, exciting material from the J.R. Ward message board and the answers to their burning questions. They’ll learn what it’s like for J.R. Ward to write each installment of the series, and in a fascinating twist, read an interview with the author—conducted by the Brothers. Plus readers will get a sneak peek at the much anticipated next book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, Lover Avenged.

The Trials of the Black Rat

By G.D. Bartle
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : G.D. Bartle
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 370
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 876
  • File Pdf: the-trials-of-the-black-rat.pdf

Book Summary:

The former Empire capital ship Renown is now the Black Rat, a privateer vessel, following a successful mutiny. An ill-considered act of piracy and the events of its aftermath almost provoke a conflict between nations, leading the Black Rat and her crew to be banished from their adopted state. Seeking somewhere else to call home amongst the Factions of the egg-shaped world of Erdreja, the leader of another nation offers citizenship if the Black Rat can prove her worth in a series of challenges. Unbeknownst to her crew, one who bears them ill-will is following their every move and plotting their destruction. Beset by trials both magical and mundane, the Black Rat prowls the southern oceans, an unwitting pawn in a shadow war where neither friends, nor enemies, nor allies are what they appear to be. Natural forces, elemental powers and creatures from the deep assail her. In the fantastical world of Erdreja, where magic is commonplace, gunpowder does not exist and the most advanced science is alchemy, will the Black Rat survive the machinations and manipulations of Factions on the brink of war, that her crew may find the homeland they so desire?

The Black Hole of Empire

By Partha Chatterjee
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Isbn : 1400842603
  • Pages : 440
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 117
  • File Pdf: the-black-hole-of-empire.pdf

Book Summary:

When Siraj, the ruler of Bengal, overran the British settlement of Calcutta in 1756, he allegedly jailed 146 European prisoners overnight in a cramped prison. Of the group, 123 died of suffocation. While this episode was never independently confirmed, the story of "the black hole of Calcutta" was widely circulated and seen by the British public as an atrocity committed by savage colonial subjects. The Black Hole of Empire follows the ever-changing representations of this historical event and founding myth of the British Empire in India, from the eighteenth century to the present. Partha Chatterjee explores how a supposed tragedy paved the ideological foundations for the "civilizing" force of British imperial rule and territorial control in India. Chatterjee takes a close look at the justifications of modern empire by liberal thinkers, international lawyers, and conservative traditionalists, and examines the intellectual and political responses of the colonized, including those of Bengali nationalists. The two sides of empire's entwined history are brought together in the story of the Black Hole memorial: set up in Calcutta in 1760, demolished in 1821, restored by Lord Curzon in 1902, and removed in 1940 to a neglected churchyard. Challenging conventional truisms of imperial history, nationalist scholarship, and liberal visions of globalization, Chatterjee argues that empire is a necessary and continuing part of the history of the modern state. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.

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