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Moby Dick (Saddleback Classics)
Janet Lorimer - 1999
This 80-page adaptation has been painstakingly edited to retain the integrity of the original work, and to convey a sense of the author's style and the novel's theme. A low reading level assures success and stimulates a desire for further exploration of this classic tale.Each novel, complete in just 80-pages, has been painstakingly adapted to retain the integrity of the original work. Each provides the reader a sense of the author's style and an understanding of the novel's theme.
Brambleheart: A Story About Finding Treasure and the Unexpected Magic of Friendship
Henry Cole - 2016
In the Hill, everyone studies a craft and becomes a master’s Apprentice, but first you have to be good at something.Twig tries very hard in all his classes, but his imagination wanders to his favorite books or the delicious mayapples growing beyond the scavenge yard...and then he loses his focus.Unsure he’ll ever amount to anything, Twig sets out on a journey to discover himself. However, instead of finding answers, he stumbles upon a strangely colored globe that contains a curious secret.Protecting his secret is all Twig wants to do. But when he learns that his secret might hurt others, he’s forced to make a choice between his place in the world and the feelings in his heart.
Running Wide Open (Full Throttle, #1)
Lisa Nowak - 2011
But how can he take the guy seriously when he calls himself Race, eats Twinkies for breakfast, and pals around with rednecks who drive in circles every Saturday night?What Cody doesn't expect is for the arrangement to work. Or for Race to become the friend and mentor he's been looking for all his life. But just as Cody begins to settle in and get a handle on his supercharged temper, a crisis sends his life spinning out of control. Everything he's come to care about is threatened, and he has to choose between falling back on his old, familiar anger or stepping up to prove his loyalty to the only person he's ever dared to trust.
Knight Kyle and the Magic Silver Lance (Adventures Beyond Dragon Mountain)
Oliver Pötzsch - 2016
And in one corner, Fairyland East, lives Knight Kyle.Kyle’s great-grandfather once possessed a silver lance that, according to legend, gave its owner invincible power. The lance is now missing, and Kyle is always looking for it, but so are his worst enemies: the robber Rasputin and the evil magician Balduin.Luckily, Kyle has the help of his friends, including Lady Constance (who is as brave as a dragon), Dragobert (who really is a dragon), Elf Aurin (whose harp playing, unfortunately, puts Kyle to sleep), and Prince Nepomuk (who protects his friends and his wardrobe at all times).Almost every day they find themselves in a new amazing adventure…This enchanting story by bestselling author Oliver Pötzsch is beautifully illustrated by Sibylle Hammer. Illustrations can be viewed on certain Fire tablets and the free Kindle app for iOS and Android.
The Sound of Gravity
Joe Simpson - 2011
The Sound of Gravity is a harrowing, dramatic and powerful tale of love, loss and redemption as that haunting split-second memory changes the course of a lifetime. Trapped high on a stormbound mountain face in the icy depths of winter, the stricken young man is forced to fight for his life. Half a lifetime later, haunted by grief and guilt, Patrick is freed from his self-imposed vigil when at last the mountain releases his heart-rending secret.
Saving Mars Series Books 1-2
Cidney Swanson - 2016
He's the rebellious nephew of Earth's treacherous Chancellor. Together they'll change two worlds, or die trying. "I can't recommend this story highly enough!" -Nathan Lowell.Saving Mars is a science fiction adventure series set in a dystopian future where a small colony on Mars has survived for centuries without any contact with Earth, until now.
David Meyer - 2011
For centuries, this vast underground maze has harbored stolen treasures, desperate criminals, and violent creatures. It's a veritable playground for explorers ... until one of them goes missing. Disgraced urban archaeologist Cy Reed is hired to investigate the mysterious disappearance. His search leads him deep into a terrifying conspiracy. Decades ago, a Nazi physicist created a weapon capable of setting the world aflame. Now, a diabolical industrialist plans to find it and use it for his own nefarious purposes. At stake is the future of a nation ... millions of innocent lives ... and one man's final chance at redemption. Penned by international bestselling author David Meyer, Chaos is a fierce, action-packed adventure that will have you reading long into the night. If you like Clive Cussler, Preston and Child, and James Rollins, you're going to love this book, the first installment of the thrilling Cy Reed Adventures. What Readers Are Saying: "Take a lot of action and adventure, season it well with a little science and a pinch of science fiction, and finish it with a dash of mystery and magic, and you have a Cy Reed Adventure." "Fast paced adventure with interesting characters. Cy Reed rolls with the punches to be an amazing sympathetic character. Could barely put the book down." "Great story. Found it exciting and hard to put down. Can't wait to read the rest of Cy Reed's adventures." "What a great adventure. I love it when I come across a new author I have not read before, that can really tell a good story." "Agree with other reviewers....stacks up very well if you like Dirk Pitt. It's like many other good action novels, but Meyer adds in setting / environmental details that really add depth." Get your copy of Chaos today!
Dale Wiley - 2015
Without warning of where or when they will occur. Big cities, small towns, and rural back roads. Sinister messages appear on computer screens across America, and that message is clear. No one is safe… - Not disgraced FBI agent Grant, awaiting his call back to the big time; - Not rapper Pal Joey, an international sensation; - Not savvy beauty Caitlin, the ultimate “Sin City” party girl; - Not even Naseem, the would-be martyr who helped plan the attacks. An unhinged mastermind paralyzes a nation, and unlikely heroes must put aside their differences and forge an alliance to stop the attacks before the passing hours bring down a Nation. All roads lead to Las Vegas. Can four people, united only by their hatred of a common enemy stop … Sabotage?
Whill of Agora Box Set: Volume 1-2
Michael James Ploof - 2015
Over 1,900 pages and 464,000 words! Individually, the four books in this series have over 360 5 star reviews on Amazon. Every so often, an epic adventure emerges that makes the blood surge, the spine tingle, and the heart smile page after exhilarating page. Such is Whill of Agora, Michael James Ploof’s action-packed fantasy that visits strange new lands as it unveils how one exceptional young man named Whill makes full use of fierce wits, superior skills, and relentless will to help defend the land of Agora from the monstrous Draggard. With plenty of drama and action packed battle scenes, Whill of Agora will enthrall anyone on the quest for great adventure, good times, and an infectiously optimistic outlook on even the darkest and most dangerous of days. It is the year 5170 in the land Agora, where humans, dwarves, and elves have existed in peace for centuries. Now, however, the human King Addakon has invaded and waged war on neighboring Isladon. The once peaceful Kingdoms of Agora are on the brink of continental war. The Dark Elf Eadon, and his army of Dragon-Elf crossbreeds, the Draggard, threaten to conquer all kingdoms. Enter young Whill, a nineteen-year-old ranger with battle savvy and untapped abilities. Having spent years roaming Agora and training with his mentor Abram, Whill has become a bright intellectual and a master of combat. What he seeks most, however, is the identity of his birth parents. Instead, he finds a tumultuous terrain and a prophecy placing him in the center of the struggle. Along the way, Whill encounters an equally inspired group of companions that are matched in skill and mission. These include Rhunis the Dragon Slayer, the young Tarren, the fearless Dwarf Roakore, the beguiling warrior Elf Avriel, and the powerful Zerafin. As Whill joins forces, he forges bonds far mightier than their escalating travails. With high adventure and fierce friendship, Whill of Agora will capture your imagination and grip your heart during every super-charged escapade that Agora’s bold and grinning brotherhood embraces. Whill of Agora features a complete map of Agora so that you can easily maneuver through the wilds and bustling cities alike. Click the "Look inside" feature to view map. With its rich history, 'page turner' pacing, unique magic system and majestic lands, the Whill of Agora series immerses the reader in a beautiful and believable world wrought with danger, war, manipulation, and mayhem. Influenced by the works of Robert Jordan, George R.R. Martin, R. A.Salvator and Tolkien, Whill of Agora is a classic coming of age fantasy tale of magic, mayhem, friendship and war. Legends of Agora Books Whill of Agora A Quest of Kings A Song of Swords A Crown of War Talon Sea Queen Blackthorn Rising - Spring 2015 Whill of Agora book 5 - Summer 2015
Perdido River Bastard
D.B. Patterson - 2014
He is going home, to a place where generations of his eccentric storytelling kin await his first visit since his father went missing. Home to where a powerful river carves an age-old border between Florida and Alabama. Home to a family tree of hidden secrets, lies, memory, and skin colors—but there is nothing black and white about the mysteries buried in its roots. Haunted by the trauma of a terrifying childhood accident and the love of i too many Southern women, Duddy begins to excavate the bones of his family history and put his broken life back together. When tragedy suddenly strikes, a promise to return home becomes a quest to reclaim the remains of his father from a long-lost uncle living deep in the Alabama swampland.For Duddy Doogan, a journey into the heart of darkness will lead him to a shattering revelation about his own past, and a secret truth hiding in plain sight could change the lives of everyone living on the Perdido River. A Southern Multi-generational Family Saga About Race, Secrets, Truths, Love, Hate, Life, Death, and History
Earth Seven: And the History Department at the University of Centrum Kath - a Science Fiction Satire
Steve M. - 2017
The final megalomaniac is dead. The universe stepped back from the edge of extinction. The intergalactic war between the forces of Good and Evil versus the rest of us is over. Fortunately the rest of us won. Welcome to the universe once we’ve conquered the urge to control everything or else blow it up. But even a universe at peace is still a very dangerous place. 22 years ago a spaceship crashed on Earth Seven. One of the boys that found the wreckage is on the cusp of uniting the planet under his rule. By convention, all planets in contact quarantine are called Earth and given a numerical designation. For example, if you are reading this on Amazon, you are on Earth Five. The war taught us that we can never let barbarians loose in the universe again. Earth Seven is thousands of years from joining the Federation. They are at a medieval level of development and have met none of the contact criteria. Allor heals the sick with alien technology and they love him for it. Allor promises to end the religious wars. His sister runs an informant network and collects the severed heads of his rivals. His mother has created a religion to worship him. Oh, dear. Koven Modi, a rookie field historian, is sent to investigate the use of advanced comms technology on Earth Seven, a Prim-3 planet. Koven is well-armed, well-trained and well-scared. War is constant on Earth Seven. His goals are simple. Don’t get killed and don’t get dumped by his girlfriend. Staying alive may be easier. Under other circumstances, Allor and Koven would be good friends. But their roles make them enemies. Calcus Majoris has deteremined that there is a 62.37% probability that Earth Five will self-destruct. Read Earth Seven before your planet blows up Your money back if your planet self-destructs before you read my book. Cursing: Yes Imaginary Sex: Yes Satirical Viewpoints: Overwhelmingly
Glen Robins - 2015
This young father is struggling with his career, his increasingly strained marriage, and the pressures of life when he is sent into a tailspin by the sudden, tragic loss of his family. Losing them was a painful shock. Witnessing the accident over the phone was enough to send him over the edge. In “Off Kilter”, we follow Collin around the world as he battles with guilt and the pain of his loss while trying to stay one step ahead of his would-be captors. These would be captors have targeted the unstable Collin and have been dispatched to retrieve the huge settlement he received. At the same time, they have framed him so that law enforcement agencies have joined the hunt, believing that he is involved in major cyber attacks on several large banks. With the help of his long-time friend Lukas Mueller, a highly trained security expert, Collin must find a way to stay alive and maintain his freedom while teetering on the brink of emotional collapse.
The Rescue Team
Billi Tiner - 2012
Feeling abandoned and unloved, Ellie spends her days staring vacantly through the gate of her pen. Ellie’s life changes when she is finally adopted by a compassionate woman named Anne. Ellie and Anne form an unbreakable bond of love and friendship. A thunderstorm drives Toby, a young frightened kitten, to Anne’s porch. Anne and Ellie immediately welcome him into their family. One night, they hear an emergency broadcast announcement that a little girl is missing in the woods near their home. Anne, Ellie, and Toby join in the search to find her, and an incredible rescue team is formed. The team will be called upon again when a tornado tears through their town. Will they find any survivors?
Tango: The Tale of an Island Dog
Eileen Beha - 2009
Then, when his owners sail into stormy waters, the little Yorkie goes overboard! Washing up on an island far from home, Tango learns that sometimes it takes getting lost to find what matters most. This wonderfully fresh novel is perfect for fans of E. B. White and other classic animal stories.
A Loop in Time (Time Loop Book 1)
Clark Graham - 2015
“I’m still here,” the pilot insisted. “We’re losing--” the voice cut out and then there was silence. “Control, do you read me? Control?” the pilot was panicking. There was no answer. Suddenly flames burst out all around him. The last thing he remembered was reaching for the eject switch, before his thoughts devolved into an inky black void. The mysterious pilot was brought into the military hospital unconscious. The base didn’t know who he was. Some thought he was an alien, some thought he was a Russian spy all because of the unknown, yet highly advanced airplane he was flying at the time of his crash. When the pilot awakes, he has amnesia. He gradually gets his memory back only to find that he is not only in the wrong place, he is also in the wrong time.