In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her Grace of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king.
A new land has been discovered to the east. Winterkeep is a land of miracles, a democratic republic run by people who like each other, where people speak to telepathic sea creatures, adopt telepathic foxes as pets, and fly across the sky in ships attached to balloons. But when Bitterblue's envoys to Winterkeep drown under suspicious circumstances, she and Giddon and her half-sister, Hava, set off to discover the truth--putting both Bitterblue's life and Giddon's heart to the test when Bitterblue is kidnapped. Giddon believes she has drowned, leaving him and Hava to solve the mystery of what's wrong in Winterkeep. Lovisa Cavenda is the teenage daughter of a powerful Scholar and Industrialist (the opposing governing parties) with a fire inside her that is always hungry, always just nearly about to make something happen. She is the key to everything, but only if she can figure out what's going on before anyone else, and only if she's willing to transcend the person she's been all her life.
Download or Read eBook United States Plant Patents PDF written by United States. Patent and Trademark Office and published by . This book was released on 1995-12-05 with total page 148 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Download or Read eBook Constructing the Adolescent Reader in Contemporary Young Adult Fiction PDF written by Elisabeth Rose Gruner and published by Springer. This book was released on 2019-05-17 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis Constructing the Adolescent Reader in Contemporary Young Adult Fiction by : Elisabeth Rose Gruner
This book examines the way young adult readers are constructed in a variety of contemporary young adult fictions, arguing that contemporary young adult novels depict readers as agents. Reading, these novels suggest, is neither an unalloyed good nor a dangerous ploy, but rather an essential, occasionally fraught, by turns escapist and instrumental, deeply pleasurable, and highly contentious activity that has value far beyond the classroom skills or the specific content it conveys. After an introductory chapter that examines the state of reading and young adult fiction today, the book examines novels that depict reading in school, gendered and racialized reading, reading magical and religious books, and reading as a means to developing civic agency. These examinations reveal that books for teens depict teen readers as doers, and suggest that their ability to read deeply, critically, and communally is crucial to the development of adolescent agency.
Download or Read eBook Sirens: Collected Papers 2009-2011 PDF written by Hallie Tibbetts, editor and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2012-09-01 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis Sirens: Collected Papers 2009-2011 by : Hallie Tibbetts, editor
Sirens: Collected Papers 2009-2011 combines written versions of presentations from three years of Sirens, a conference on women in fantasy literature. During those years, presenters were encouraged to analyze women warriors, fairies, and monsters. Presentations for Sirens were chosen by vetting boards made up of scholars, professionals, and readers. Following each years conference, presenters were invited to submit text versions of their presentations for the Sirens compendium; twenty-five of the nearly ninety presentations from 20092011 are represented in these collected papers.
Download or Read eBook The GollanczFest@Home eBook Sampler PDF written by Various and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2021-03-25 with total page 703 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis The GollanczFest@Home eBook Sampler by : Various
As part of this spring's GollanczFest@Home, we are thrilled to offer a bumper eBook featuring samples of books from authors we have published across the end of 2020 to mid-2021. Chockablock with fantasy, science fiction and horror content, you'll find extracts from genre heavyweights, award-winning novels, and exciting debuts; encounter dystopian corporations, haunted tower-blocks, possessed cats; and, with the turn of every page, you'll discover brave new worlds. Contains extracts from: God of Night - Tom Lloyd The Tower of Fools - Andrzej Sapkowski Rhythm of War - Brandon Sanderson A Fool's Hope - Mike Shackle Winterkeep - Kristen Cashore What Abigail Did That Summer - Ben Aaronovitch The Two-Faced Queen - Nick Martell Meant to Be Immortal - Lynsay Sands Master Artificer - Justin Call The Blacktongue Thief - Christopher Buehlman Honeycomb - Joanne M Harris The Wood Bee Queen - Edward Cox The Hand of the Sun King - J.T. Greathouse Machine - Elizabeth Bear The Evidence - Christopher Priest Gallowglass - S.J. Morden Inscape - Louise Carey Purgatory Mount - Adam Roberts This Fragile Earth - Susannah Wise Artifact Space - Miles Cameron Thirteen Storeys - Jonathan Sims Quiet In Her Bones - Nalini Singh
The fifth novel in the bestselling and award-winning Graceling Realm series focuses on Hava, Queen Bitterblue's spy, and her harrowing journey back to Monsea after the events of 2021's Winterkeep. In the immediate aftermath of the events of Winterkeep, Bitterblue and her entourage begin the journey back to Monsea with the only copies of the formulas for the zilphium weapon. Bitterblue must decide what she will do with her world-shaping power. But before they've even made it halfway home, storms drive their ship off course and then they wreck in the ice far north of the Royal Continent. The survivors must make a harrowing trek across the ice in order to make it back to Monsea. Seasparrow is told entirely from the point of view of Hava, Bitterblue's personal spy and secret half sister. And while Bitterblue grapples with how to carry the responsibility of a weapon of mass destruction, Hava must decide what she will do with herself in the new world Bitterblue will make.
Download or Read eBook Grass Varieties in the United States PDF written by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and published by CRC Press. This book was released on 2023-05-09 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis Grass Varieties in the United States by : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
This user-friendly handbook is a working guide to the status of named and experimental grasses available for use in the United States. It provides physical descriptions and status profiles of grass varieties, including turf grass varieties. The handbook also contains maps and descriptions of Land Resources Regions and Plant Hardiness Zones that assist in the understanding of plant adaptation areas. Whenever available, the information in the handbook includes:
Book Synopsis Jane, Unlimited by : Kristin Cashore
An instant New York Times bestseller—from the award-winning author of the Graceling Realm series—about adventure, grief, storytelling, and finding yourself in a world of seemingly infinite choices. "A wild gift for readers who like books that take them to unexpected places."—Melissa Albert, author of The Hazel Wood Jane has lived a mostly ordinary life, raised by her recently deceased aunt Magnolia, whom she counted on to turn life into an adventure. Without Aunt Magnolia, Jane is lost. So she's easily swept away when a glamorous, capricious, and wealthy acquaintance from years ago asks Jane to accompany her to a gala at the extravagant island mansion called Tu Reviens. Jane remembers her aunt telling her: "If anyone ever invites to you to Tu Reviens, promise me that you'll go." What Jane doesn't know is that the house will offer her five choices that could ultimately determine the course of her life. One choice leads Jane into a heist mystery. Another takes her into a spy thriller. She finds herself in a gothic horror story, a space opera, and an extraordinary fantasy realm. She might fall in love, she might lose her life, she might come face-to-face with herself. Every choice comes with a price. But together, all the choices will lead her to the truth. One house. Five choices. Limitless possibilities. Read Jane, Unlimited and remember why The New York Times has raved, "Some authors can tell a good story; some can write well. Cashore is one of the rare novelists who do both."
A breathtaking, marvelous Graceling Realm book from New York Times bestselling author Kristin Cashore. It is not a peaceful time in the Dells. In King City, the young King Nash is clinging to the throne, while rebel lords in the north and south build armies to unseat him. War is coming. And the mountains and forest are filled with spies and thieves. This is where Fire lives, a girl whose beauty is impossibly irresistible and who can control the minds of everyone around her. Exquisitely romantic, this companion to the highly praised Graceling has an entirely new cast of characters, save for one person who plays a pivotal role in both books. You don't need to have read Graceling to love Fire. But if you haven't, you'll be dying to read it next. This edition includes an article by and an interview with the author. Look for Kristin Cashore's highly-anticipated return to the Graceling Realm, Winterkeep! “There are some books that stick with you for years, and Kristen Cashore’s Fire is one of them. Thoughtful, steamy and completely original, Fire is YA fantasy at its absolute best.”—Sabaa Tahir, author of New York Times bestselling Ember in the Ashes on Fire * "There aren't enough words to describe how awesome this book is." —Top Pick, Romantic Times, starred review of Fire A New York Times bestseller YALSA, Best Fiction for Young Adults Amelia Elizabeth Walden Book Award Winner 5 starred reviews