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The culling struck, killing millions. Anarchy ensued. Gangs fought for control of what was left, picking on those not strong enough to defend themselves. Soon the empty streets were painted with their blood. But, as society struggled to stabilise, there were some who could see the foundations of opportunity buried amongst the ashes.
The ‘General’ has a vision. He wants to build an army, one strong enough that it can stake a claim on the apocalypse. From inside the dark and dank walls of the young offenders institution his ideas for a strong, new society are being realised; but at what cost?
Some question Foley’s decisions. Like why after earning a Computer Science degree, she quits on the day of her first promotion, moves back home and becomes a cashier at a grocery store. What no one knows is Foley’s life decisions are driven by anxiety, and her desire to keep it a secret. She envies her childhood friend, Melody, who seems to float through life, while she endures heart palpitations and hyperventilation.
Self-medicating by eating Pop-Tarts, binge drinking and listening to rock music at ear-bleeding levels no longer helps. Especially once she meets Russell, whose positive energy makes Foley feel a normal life is in reach. But making room for him no longer allows the time or space to vent her anxiety.
Foley begins a roller coaster of drool-inducing medications, doctors’ rejections and coffee enemas all in an attempt to “fix” herself. But this ride threatens to reveal her secret.
Three sisters vying for attention.
One matriarch to keep them in line.
A world of adventure filled with nefarious characters, hidden secrets, mysterious activities, and sunken treasure.
Yes, sunken treasure. Because this is the ocean, where pearls are common, crimes are not, and mysteries lurk behind every cluster of coral.
Welcome to Sirenia, the mermaid colony in unchartered waters!
After sisters Markie and Kam get tangled with the wrong people at the wrong time, long-buried family secrets begin to emerge.
A serial killer is targeting people close to them. As danger inches closer and closer to home, twisted desires become a reality. The deeper they dig, the darker the secrets they find.
But who is the cold, calculated murderer, and can they find a way to survive?
Life in sleepy college towns in the south follows a predictable pattern. Summers are slow and lazy and campus is almost deserted. Scorching days end in flaming sunsets. Meat cooks on the backyard grills, infusing the air with heady aromas of charcoal and dry rubs. Kids splash in pools and run around, licking snow cones and popsicles. It’s the calm before the storm, before the frenzy of fall term begins in earnest.
Swan Creek, Oklahoma is no different.
Meera Patel has spent the summer months babysitting the three men in her family, hanging out with her pals by the lake. Her grandma couldn’t get home soon enough!
What if Snow White had to save the prince?
As a business reporter for the Dayton City Newspaper, Snow White tries to stick to the facts and stay out of trouble. But when research for an article leads to suspicions that a killer is on the loose, she can’t help but investigate. A local mine owner is dead. Could the owner of a rival company be to blame?
Snow’s snooping pays off, and soon she’s chasing down hot clues — and an even hotter prince. Amir Malick, prince of Qu’abar, is handsome, smart, funny and kind. Is he next on the killer’s list?
It’s up to Snow to save him…
Scientific experts explore the ideas behind the hit TV show.
Fringe Science delves into the science, science fiction, and pseudoscience of Fringe with a collection of essays on everything from alternate universes to time travel to genetically targeted toxins, as well as discussions on the show’s moral philosophy and the consequences of playing God.
- MIT physics professor Max Tegmark illuminates the real-life possibilities of parallel universes
- Stephen Cass, founding editor of Discover’s Science Not Fiction blog and a senior editor with Technology Review, unravels Fringe’s use of time travel
- Award-winning science fiction historian Amy H. Sturgis walks us through the show’s literary and television ancestors, from the 1800s on
- Television Without Pity staff writer Jacob Clifton looks at the role of the scientist, and scientific redemption, through the ever-shifting role of Massive Dynamic
- Garth Sundem, bestselling author of Brain Candy, explores the mysterious way that memory works, from why Walter forgets to how Olivia remembers
- Paul Levinson, award-winning author of The Silk Code, shows how Fringe re-invents themes from golden-age 1950s science fiction
The Handmaid’s Tale meets The Hunger Games in this brilliantly imagined debut set in an ancient culture where only the queen may breed and deformity means death.
Flora 717 is a sanitation worker, a member of the lowest caste in her orchard hive where work and sacrifice are the highest virtues and worship of the beloved Queen the only religion. But Flora is not like other bees. With circumstances threatening the hive’s survival, her curiosity is regarded as a dangerous flaw but her courage and strength are an asset. She is allowed to feed the newborns in the royal nursery and then to become a forager, flying alone and free to collect pollen. She also finds her way into the Queen’s inner sanctum, where she discovers mysteries about the hive that are both profound and ominous.
In the spirit of Schott’s Miscellany, The Magic of Reality, and The Dangerous Book for Boys comes Can a Bee Sting a Bee?—a smart, illuminating, essential, and utterly delightful handbook for perplexed parents and their curious children. Author Gemma Elwin Harris has lovingly compiled weighty questions from precocious grade school children—queries that have long dumbfounded even intelligent adults—and she’s gathered together a notable crew of scientists, specialists, philosophers, and writers to answer them.
One moment, Ben Miller was high up in the rafters at his neighbor’s barn raising. The next, his foot slipped and he plunged to his death, leaving behind a young wife and six children—the youngest born four months after his death. Ruth Miller is not alone. Her Amish neighbors help her to make the difficult transition from wife to widow.
But while the community has been generous, raising six growing children, each grieving their father’s death, is overwhelming. Devastated by her loss, Ruth isn’t sure how she’ll make ends meet or restore order to a house full of rambunctious kids. With help from her mother and her energetic, but untidy neighbor, Mamie, Ruth finds a way to start over. Preoccupied with the effort to create a new life and manage her shrinking bank account, Ruth barely notices John King, the handsome newcomer to her community. Besides, how could she—if she had a chance—replace Ben?
One barn fire might be an accident, the Lancaster County Amish community believes. But two barns burning just weeks apart is suspicious. Sarah Beiler wants to protect her family, even though they don’t like Matthew, her new boyfriend. Book 1 in Amish author, Linda Byler’s, series”Lancaster Burning.”
The Amish community of Lancaster is being terrorized by barn fires. David and Malinda Beiler’s barn was the first to go. The clues are sparse, but Levi, the Beilers’ oldest son, happened to be awake in the middle of the night and spotted a white vehicle driving past the house with its lights off. Sarah, David and Malinda’s daughter, observes her parents’ agony. Not only is she afraid, and wishing she could protect her parents, she’s entranced by the flirtatious Matthew Stoltzfus. He’s dating her friend, Rose, but when he tenderly bandages Sarah’s hand after she burned it at the barn raising, she wonders who he’s really interested in.
What’s in a murderer’s bag of tricks?
Twenty-something Kailyn Wilde has learned to embrace her unpredictable life as a descendant of small-town New Camel’s most magickal family. She just didn’t expect to inherit her mother and grandmother’s centuries-old shop, Abracadabra, so suddenly. The surprises keep coming when Kailyn goes to finalize the estate at the local attorney’s office—and stumbles over the body of her best friend Elise’s husband . . .
As a brash detective casts the blame on Elise, Kailyn summons her deepest powers to find answers and start an investigation of her own. What with running a business, perfecting ancient spells, and keeping up with an uninvited guest of fabled origins, Kailyn has her hands full. But with the help of her uncanny black cat Sashkatu and her muumuu-clad Aunt Tilly, she’s closing in on a killer—who will do anything to make sure she never tests her supernatural skills again!
Release your inner child and step into the fairy world by creating your own enchanted garden, no matter how much space you have! Fairy gardens are increasing in popularity and Fairy Gardening 101 provides you with all the information necessary to design, plant, and care for your very own miniature garden oasis. Author, artist, and fairy gardener extraordinaire Fiona McDonald introduces readers to the history of fairy gardens and then provides step-by-step instructions, photographs, and illustrations for you to followor draw inspiration from-when starting your own project.