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The Lord of the Rings: One Volume
by J.R.R. Tolkien

Language

English

Pages

1209

Publication Date

February 15, 2012

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<DIV>One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them<BR><BR>In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell by chance into the hands of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins.<BR><BR>From Sauron's fastness in the Dark Tower of Mordor, his power spread far and wide. Sauron gathered all the Great Rings to him, but always he searched for the One Ring that would complete his dominion.<BR><BR>When Bilbo reached his eleventy-first birthday he disappeared, bequeathing to his young cousin Frodo the Ruling Ring and a perilous quest: to journey across Middle-earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord, and destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom.<BR><BR>The Lord of the Rings tells of the great quest undertaken by Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring: Gandalf the Wizard; the hobbits Merry, Pippin, and Sam; Gimli the Dwarf; Legolas the Elf; Boromir of Gondor; and a tall, mysterious stranger called Strider.<BR><BR>This new edition includes the fiftieth-anniversary fully corrected text setting and, for the first time, an extensive new index.<BR><BR>J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion, was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. His chief interest was the linguistic aspects of the early English written tradition, but while he studied classic works of the past, he was creating a set of his own.<BR></DIV>
The Silmarillion
by J.R.R. Tolkien

Language

English

Pages

357

Publication Date

February 15, 2012

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<DIV>A number-one New York Times bestseller when it was originally published, THE SILMARILLION is the core of J.R.R. Tolkien's imaginative writing, a work whose origins stretch back to a time long before THE HOBBIT.<BR /> Tolkien considered THE SILMARILLION his most important work, and, though it was published last and posthumously, this great collection of tales and legends clearly sets the stage for all his other writing. The story of the creation of the world and of the the First Age, this is the ancient drama to which the characters in THE LORD OF THE RINGS look back and in whose events some of them, such as Elrond and Galadriel, took part. The three Silmarils were jewels created by Feanor, most gifted of the Elves. Within them was imprisoned the Light of the Two Trees of Valinor before the Trees themselves were destroyed by Morgoth, the first Dark Lord. Thereafter, the unsullied Light of Valinor lived on only in the Silmarils, but they were seized by Morgoth and set in his crown, which was guarded in the impenetrable fortress of Angband in the north of Middle-earth.<BR /> THE SILMARILLION is the history of the rebellion of Feanor and his kindred against the gods, their exile from Valinor and return to Middle-earth, and their war, hopeless despite all their heroism, against the great Enemy. This second edition features a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien describing his intentions for the book, which serves as a brilliant exposition of his conception of the earlier Ages of Middle-earth.</DIV>
Stranger in the Woods: A Tense Psychological Thriller
by Anni Taylor

Language

English

Pages

394

Publication Date

September 16, 2018

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<b>New From the Author of the Bestselling Novel, The Game You Played</b><div>A town harbouring dark secrets. People who'll do anything to hide what they've done. <br />Photographer Isla Wilson is thrilled she's landed her dream job, but the clients who hired her are getting stranger by the day. <br /><br />It sounded so perfect - a month's assignment at the misty, sprawling Scottish Highlands property of brilliant architect Alban McGregor, and his wife, Jessica. <br /><br />But deep in the woods, there is <b>a chilling playhouse</b>. <br />Two years ago, the McGregors' daughter, Elodie, died after being abducted and taken there. Alban refuses to knock the playhouse down, and he keeps a picture of it on his wall. <br /><br />Isla senses that both Alban and Jessica are <b>keeping terrible secrets</b>. And it seems that others in the town are also veiling the truth. <br /><br />The closer Isla comes to getting answers about Elodie, the more <b>the danger mounts</b>. And with a dense cover of snow now blanketing the town, all chance of escape might already be gone.</div><div><br /><br /><b>REVIEWS</b></div><div></div><div></div><div><div><div><span>"It's not often that I'm surprised by a twist, but Stranger in the Woods has an absolutely killer ending that I didn't see coming at all. </span><span>With the atmospheric setting of rural Scotland, and a cast of imaginative characters, it's easy to become immersed in Stranger in the Woods. I loved the way the Scottish tales of 'tattie bogles' and the sweeping majesty of the Highlands were weaved into the story. This is a fantastic dark mystery with a twist in the tale." <b>- Sarah.A.Denzil, author of <i>Silent Child</i></b></span></div><div></div><div></div><span><b> </b></span><br /><span>"Don't start unless you have time to finish! My right arm went numb from holding my kindle. Rarely and I do mean rarely do I read a book and don't figure out the ending. I am in awe!" <b>- Reviewer</b></span><br /><br /><div>"I was hooked from the very beginning. Every scene and character intrigued me." <b>- Reviewer</b></div><div></div><br /><span>"Stranger in the Woods pulls you in and holds you tight in its grasp from start to finish." <b>- Reviewer</b></span></div><div><div></div><div></div></div><div><span><b></b></span></div><div><span><b></b></span></div><div><span><b></b></span></div><div>"Awesome, awesome book!!! Hard to put down." <b>- Reviewer</b></div></div>
The Fellowship of the Ring: Being the First Part of The Lord of t...
by J.R.R. Tolkien

Language

English

Pages

432

Publication Date

February 15, 2012

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<DIV>The first volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure <I>THE LORD OF THE RINGS</I></DIV><DIV> </DIV><DIV><I>One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them</I><BR><BR>In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, as told in <I>The Hobbit</I>. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.<BR><BR>“A unique, wholly realized other world, evoked from deep in the well of Time, massively detailed, absorbingly entertaining, profound in meaning.” – <I>New York Times</I></DIV>
A Holiday By Gaslight: A Victorian Christmas Novella
by Mimi Matthews

Language

English

Pages

172

Publication Date

November 13, 2018

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<b>"A graceful love story...and an authentic presentation of the 1860s that reads with the simplicity and visual gusto of a period movie."<i> -Readers' Favorite</i></b><br /><br /><i>A Courtship of Convenience</i><br /><br />Sophie Appersett is quite willing to marry outside of her class to ensure the survival of her family. But the darkly handsome Mr. Edward Sharpe is no run-of-the-mill London merchant. He's grim and silent. A man of little emotion--or perhaps no emotion at all. After two months of courtship, she's ready to put an end to things.<br /><br /><i>A Last Chance for Love</i><br /><br />But severing ties with her taciturn suitor isn't as straightforward as Sophie envisioned. Her parents are outraged. And then there's Charles Darwin, Prince Albert, and that dratted gaslight. What's a girl to do except invite Mr. Sharpe to Appersett House for Christmas and give him one last chance to win her? Only this time there'll be no false formality. This time they'll get to know each other for who they really are.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two: The Offici...
by , Jack Thorne

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

July 25, 2017

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<p><b>The official playscript of the original West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.</b></p><p>It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.</p><p>While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.</p><p>The playscript for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was originally released as a 'special rehearsal edition' alongside the opening of Jack Thorne's play in London's West End in summer 2016. Based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, the play opened to rapturous reviews from theatregoers and critics alike, while the official playscript became an immediate global bestseller.</p><p>This definitive and final playscript updates the 'special rehearsal edition' with the conclusive and final dialogue from the play, which has subtly changed since its rehearsals, as well as a conversation piece between director John Tiffany and writer Jack Thorne, who share stories and insights about reading playscripts. This edition also includes useful background information including the Potter family tree and a timeline of events from the Wizarding World prior to the beginning of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.</p>
Winter's Flame (Seasons of Fortitude Series Book 4)
by Elizabeth Rose

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

November 09, 2017

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<br /><b><i>"Resilience is the seed of emotional strength."</i></b> <br /><br />Passion ignites and the sparks fly when a border lord and a noblewoman skilled at the forge are brought together under unusual circumstances.<br /><br />Lady Winter has always been curious since childhood and even though she is a noblewoman, she has learned from the best blacksmith to be skilled at the forge. While at her sister's wedding in Ravenscar, she decides to stay and help the blacksmith who trained her. His eyesight is failing and although he was once the best blacksmith in all England, now he is doomed without Winter's help. The late lord Ravenscar made a deal with Sir Martin de Grey of Northumberland. The blacksmith is to forge a sword from the finest Damascus steel. But to insure that Lord de Grey collects on his deal, he's taken the blacksmith's son in exchange.<br /><br />Sir Martin de Grey arrives in Ravenscar to collect his sword. He needs it to go up against his enemy - Clan Dunbar in an age-old feud. Martin's brother is imprisoned and he will do anything to save him. But when he discovers his sword is not ready and the man he made the deal with is dead, he takes drastic measures. He brings the blacksmith and his daughter to Castle Heaton to finish forging the sword. While there, he finds himself immensely attracted to the beautiful commoner's daughter.<br /><br />Winter finds herself in a predicament. Sir Martin de Grey has mistaken her for the blacksmith's daughter since she was working in the forge. Now, to tell him the truth would risk her friend never seeing his son again.<br /><br />Sparks will fly when the truth is revealed and circumstances turn lovers against each other. But with passion hotter than the fires of the forge between Winter and Martin, can something that started as lust turn into an undying love between them?<br /><br /><br />(This is the last book of the series. It is best to read the Legendary Bastards of the Crown Series, as well as books 1-3 of the Seasons of Fortitude Series first, however, each book stands alone.)
1984
by George Orwell

Language

English

Pages

237

Publication Date

October 17, 1983

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<DIV>George Orwell’s <I>1984</I> takes on new life with extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity.<BR /><BR /> “Orwell saw, to his credit, that the act of falsifying reality is only secondarily a way of changing perceptions. It is, above all, a way of asserting power.”—<I>The New Yorker</I><BR />  <BR /> In 1984, London is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be.<BR /><BR /> Lionel Trilling said of Orwell’s masterpiece, “<I>1984</I> is a profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book. It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present.” Though the year 1984 now exists in the past, Orwell’s novel remains an urgent call for the individual willing to speak truth to power.</DIV>
The Return of the King: Being the Third Part of the Lord of the R...
by J.R.R. Tolkien

Language

English

Pages

432

Publication Date

February 15, 2012

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<DIV>The third volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure <I>THE LORD OF THE RINGS </I><BR><BR><I>One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them</I><BR><BR>As the Shadow of Mordor grows across the land, the Companions of the Ring have become involved in separate adventures. Aragorn, revealed as the hidden heir of the ancient Kings of the West, has joined with the Riders of Rohan against the forces of Isengard, and takes part in the desperate victory of the Hornburg. Merry and Pippin, captured by Orcs, escape into Fangorn Forest and there encounter the Ents. Gandalf has miraculously returned and defeated the evil wizard, Saruman. Sam has left his master for dead after a battle with the giant spider, Shelob; but Frodo is still alive—now in the foul hands of the Orcs. And all the while the armies of the Dark Lord are massing as the One Ring draws ever nearer to the Cracks of Doom. <BR><BR>“A triumphant close . . . a grand piece of work, grand in both conception and execution. An astonishing imaginative tour de force.” – <I>Daily Telegraph</I><BR><BR>Includes the complete appendices and index for <I>The Lord of the Rings</I> trilogy.</DIV>
Our Man in Havana
by Graham Greene

Language

English

Pages

226

Publication Date

April 10, 2018

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<DIV><B>A hapless salesman in Cuba is recruited into Cold War spy games </B><B>in Greene’s classic “comical, satirical, atmospherical” novel (<I>The Daily Telegraph</I>).</B><BR />  <BR /> James Wormold, a cash-strapped vacuum cleaner salesman in Havana, finds the answer to his prayers when British Intelligence offers him a lucrative job as an undercover agent. To keep the checks coming, Wormold must at least pretend to know what he’s doing. Soon, he’s apparently deciphering incomprehensible codes, passing along sketches of secret weapons that look suspiciously like vacuum parts, and claiming to recruit fellow operatives from his country club, all to create the perfect picture of intrigue.<BR />  <BR /> But when MI6 dispatches a secretary to oversee his endeavors, Wormold fears his carelessly fabricated world will come undone. Instead, it all comes true. Somehow, he’s become the target of an assassin, and it’s going to take more than a fib to get out of Cuba alive. Her Majesty’s man in Havana may have to resort to spying.<BR />  <BR /> Named one of the 20 Best Spy Novels of All Time by the <I>Telegraph</I> and adapted into the classic 1959 comedy starring Alec Guinness, <I>Our Man in Havana</I> is “high-comic mayhem . . . weirdly undated . . . [and] bizarrely prescient” (Christopher Buckley<I>, New York Times</I>–bestselling author).<BR />  </DIV>

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