Brisingr (The Inheritance Cycle)

By Christopher Paolini

Ideal for lovers of Lord of the jewelry, the New York Times bestselling Inheritance Cycle concerning the dragon rider Eragon has bought over 35 million copies and is a global myth sensation.

Oaths sworn . . . loyalties verified . . . forces collide.

It's been purely months seeing that Eragon first uttered "brisingr," the traditional language time period for hearth. in view that then, he is not basically realized to create magic with words-he's been challenged to his very middle. Following the tremendous conflict opposed to the Empire's warriors at the Burning Plains, Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have narrowly escaped with their lives. nonetheless, there's extra event to hand for the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon unearths himself certain by means of a tangle of grants he will not be in a position to keep.

First is Eragon's oath to his cousin, Roran: to assist rescue Roran's liked from King Galbatorix's clutches. yet Eragon owes his loyalty to others, too. The Varden are in determined desire of his abilities and strength-as are the elves and dwarves. whilst unrest claims the rebels and chance moves from each nook, Eragon needs to make choices-choices that may take him around the Empire and past, offerings that could result in unimagined sacrifice.

Eragon is the best desire to rid the land of tyranny. Can this as soon as uncomplicated farm boy unite the insurgent forces and defeat the king?

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Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica

By Sara Wheeler

It's the coldest, windiest, driest position in the world, an icy wilderness of unearthly good looks and obdurate impenetrability. for hundreds of years, Antarctica has captured the mind's eye of our best scientists and explorers, lingering within the spirit lengthy after their go back. Shackleton known as it "the final nice journey"; for Apsley Cherry-Garrard it used to be the worst trip on this planet.

This is a ebook concerning the name of the wild and the reaction of the spirit to a rustic that exists probably such a lot vividly within the brain. Sara Wheeler spent seven months in Antarctica, dwelling with its scientists and dreamers. No publication is truer to the spirit of that continent--beguiling, enchanted and titanic past the furthest reaches of our mind's eye. selected through Beryl Bainbridge and John significant as the most effective books of the yr, prompt by means of the editors of leisure Weekly and the Chicago Tribune, one of many Seattle Times's most sensible ten commute books of the yr, Terra Incognita is a vintage of polar literature.

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Fatal Descent (An RM Outdoor Adventures Mystery)

By Beth Groundwater

Between a rock and a troublesome paddle

Mandy Tanner and her fiancé Rob are major an offseason rafting-climbing journey in Utah’s distant Canyonlands. skilled courses, Mandy and Rob understand they need to hold their cool after certainly one of their team, Alex Anderson, appears to be like to became endure bait. Walled off from the skin international with 11 shell-shocked consumers and miles of Colorado River whitewater forward, Mandy’s nerves threaten to resolve whilst she learns that Alex’s demise used to be now not the paintings of a homicidal grizzly. even if it used to be against the law of ardour or the random act of a psychopath, Mandy fears that in the event that they don’t root out the river rat between them, one other camper may be working the rapids in a physique bag.

Praise:
“A amazing e-book by means of an writer who truly is aware and loves her territory. Don’t omit it!”―William Kent Krueger, New York Times bestselling writer of the Cork O’Connor series

“Once back, Groundwater, blending secret with outside event, comes up with an day trip that might please such a lot comers.”―Kirkus Reviews

“A exciting trip . . . packed with river lore, brilliant descriptions . . . and loving depictions of the numerous characters.”―Alfred Hitchcock secret Magazine

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Callsign: Queen - Book I (a Zelda Baker - Chess Team Novella) (Jack Sigler Thrillers)

By Jeremy Robinson, David Wood

Firstly of her look for Rook, a lacking Chess staff member, Zelda Baker, Callsign: Queen, is redirected to Pripyat, Ukraine, a ghost city at the radioactive outskirts of Chernobyl. Intel exhibits splinter cellphone of Manifold Genetics--a ruthless company dismantled via Chess Team--may be working within the zone. Tasked with confirming the life of a Manifold facility, Queen starts a recon sweep of the deserted city looking for clues, yet quickly unearths herself combating for her existence. whatever sinister lurks underneath the decaying, surreal remnants of Pripyat's never-used entertainment park, and it rises as much as greet Queen. In Pripyat, the streets are empty, the derelict constructions disintegrate, however the bodies...are clean.

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Sjambak: A Classic Science Fiction Adventure

By Jack Vance

Wilbur Murphy sought romance, pleasure, and an very unlikely Horseman of house. With well mannered smiles, the planet pissed off him at each flip - till he came upon all of them the difficult method! A vintage technology fiction tale initially released within the "If Worlds of technology Fiction" in July, 1953. features a special "About the writer" and a particular bibliography.

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Von Ryan's Express

By David Westheimer

One thousand British and American POWs discover ways to hate the yankee colonel who singlehandedly shapes them up. His strict self-discipline brings order to the camp; it additionally earns him a derisive "von." while Italy surrenders, German guards herd the lads into boxcars for cargo to the Reich. Ryan has different rules. He reckons to take the educate to Switzerland...and freedom.
"A taut, intriguing and well-keyed conflict novel...Ryan is a tricky hero to love, yet he's a hero still. an exhilarating, genuine book." (Book Week)

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Deep Descent: Adventure and Death Diving the Andrea Doria

By Kevin F. McMurray

On a foggy July night in 1956, the Italian cruise liner Andrea Doria, certain for brand spanking new York, was once struck broadside by means of one other vessel. In 11 hours, she could sink approximately 250 ft to the murky Atlantic Ocean flooring. due to a bold rescue operation, basically fifty one of greater than 1,700 humans died within the tragedy. however the Andrea Doria remains to be taking lives.

Considered the Mt. Everest of diving, the Andrea Doria is the last word deepwater ruin problem. through the years, a small yet fanatical team of maximum scuba divers have investigated the Andrea Doria, pushing themselves to the very limits of human persistence to discover her -- and never all have again. Diver Kevin McMurray takes you inside of this elite membership with a troublesome, sincere examine those that cross deeper, farther, and toward the sting than others might ever dream.

Deep Descent is the riveting actual tale of the human spirit overcoming human frailty and of fearsome, mortal hazards traded for a hard-core adrenaline rush. Chronicling those adventures in his page-turning narrative and in dozens of dramatic images, McMurray attracts us deeper into the chilly middle of the unforgiving sea, giving us a strong imaginative and prescient of a spot to which few will ever have the talents -- or the braveness -- to head.

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Best Friends Forever: A Novel

By Jennifer Weiner

From New York occasions bestselling writer Jennifer Weiner comes "a clever, witty fairy story for grownups" (Maureen Corrigan, NPR).

Addie Downs and Valerie Adler can be most sensible pals without end. That’s what Addie believes after Valerie strikes around the road while they’re either 9 years outdated. yet within the wake of betrayal in the course of their teenage years, Val is swept into the preferred crowd, whereas mousy, sullen Addie turns into her school’s scapegoat.

Flash-forward fifteen years. Valerie Adler has came upon a degree of repute and fortune operating because the weathergirl on the neighborhood television station. Addie Downs lives by myself in her mom and dad’ apartment of their small native land of friendly Ridge, Illinois, taking care of a afflicted brother and attempting to meet Prince fascinating on the net. She’s simply lower back from undesirable Date #6 while she opens her door to discover her long-gone ally status there, a terrified glance on her face and blood at the sleeve of her coat. "Something terrible has happened," Val tells Addie, "and you’re the one person who can help."

Best buddies without end is a grand, hilarious, edge-of-your-seat event; a narrative approximately betrayal and loyalty, family members background and small-town secrets and techniques. It’s approximately dwelling via tragedy, discovering love the place you least count on it, and the binds that hold most sensible associates jointly

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The Defenders (The Magic Shop) (Volume 2)

By Ed Sutter

Whilst Alec Gavins and his buddies examine a local American archaeological website in northern Arizona, they locate an historic steel statue the place no such artifact should still exist. This statue proves to be a clue that results in proof of an historical, high-tech civilization. Alec and his buddies needs to grasp the traditional know-how to save lots of the Earth from destruction.

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