Questo campione gratuito contiene la prima parte di Imprendibile: Una Space Adventure. Jim ha solo sedici anni, ma nella sua vita stanno già accadendo un sacco di cose. Quando le notizie che suo padre pilota risulta disperso, e che la guerra è infine scoppiata tra terrestri e Sar-dak scuotono la tranquilla e calda estate di Derrick Creek, Jim decide che per lui è giunta l’ora di agire, e di provare al mondo che anche lui è capace di seguire le gloriose orme di suo padre. Quando gli adulti si offrono volontari per combattere per la loro patria, e si preparano ad imbarcarsi sulle ultime navi che lasciano la Terra per le profondità dello spazio, Jim escogita un piano che gli permetterà di arruolarsi nonostante la sua giovane età. Ma questo è solo l’inizio della sua avventura spaziale, e niente va mai davvero come si spera. Jim neanche immagina l’epico viaggio in serbo per lui, e in quale maledizione il dovere di un soldato può trasformarsi. Ma imparerà lungo la strada. Imparerà che, certe volte, le cose possono essere diverse da come sembrano a prima vista—e che un amico fidato lo si può sempre trovare, dove meno te lo aspetti. E’ una space opera militare di circa 150.000 parole. (Copia gratuita. Fantascienza. Free copy.)
The Kinky Path
Author: Sean M. Campbell
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Victor and Julie met young. They seemed to have a perfect marriage. However, Julie carried a secret desire deep in her heart. That fantasy burned in her, until she had to give in. She went to The Kinky Mistress, to get her fantasy made into a reality. Victor received an email and attached to it was a video of Julie's fantasy. His shock sent him into a tailspin of thoughts. He had his own fantasies, but had never thought he could fulfill them with Julie. He could not bring himself to put her through what he wanted. In anger and pain, he was confused. Then he saw a light at the end of that dark tunnel. However the trip to that light was not a straight path. Victor loved Julie as deeply as it is possible for a man to love. She had now done the one thing that could injure their love. She had sought sexual contact outside of their marriage. Could Victor bring himself to forgive her, and walk with her, down The Kinky Path?
Art.Hu.R. is an artificial person appointed with the task of keeping ship-shape a huge spaceship on her thousand-year journey to a planet on the other side of the universe. Little does he know that major setbacks will soon put him in charge of everything, and that he’ll have to fight against impossible odds to get the half a million unaware passengers stuck in a frozen sleep onboard safe and sound to their destination. This novella is also contained in Collected SCI-FI STORIES - Pack 2.
Brilliant, inspired, and gloriously erudite, Literature and the Gods is the culmination of Roberto Calasso’s lifelong study of the gods in the human imagination. By uncovering the divine whisper that lies behind the best poetry and prose from across the centuries, Calasso gives us a renewed sense of the mystery and enchantment of great literature. From the banishment of the classical divinities during the Age of Reason to their emancipation by the Romantics and their place in the literature of our own time, the history of the gods can also be read as a ciphered and splendid history of literary inspiration. Rewriting that story, Calasso carves out a sacred space for literature where the presence of the gods is discernible. His inquiry into the nature of “absolute literature” transports us to the realms of Dionysus and Orpheus, Baudelaire and Mallarmé, and prompts a lucid and impassioned defense of poetic form, even when apparently severed from any social function. Lyrical and assured, Literature and the Gods is an intensely engaging work of literary affirmation that deserves to be read alongside the masterpieces it celebrates. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Adastra in Africa
Author: Barry Windsor-Smith
A major work by legendary artist and writer Barry Windsor-Smith. Includes a complete, beautifully rendered 39 page black and white graphic story featuring the most popular member of YOUNG GODS, from the STORY TELLER SERIES. This never before seen story is augumented by a fresh, amusing interview with Her Royal Highness, Princess Adastra, as well as background material about this beloved character. Not to be missed and never to be released in a paperback edition.
Author: Marcel Allain Pierre Souvestre
Fantomas was introduced a few years after Arsene Lupin, another well-known thief. But whereas Lupin draws the line at murder, Fantomas has no such qualms and is shown as a sociopath who enjoys killing in a sadistic fashion. He is totally ruthless, gives no mercy, and is loyal to none, not even his own children. He is a master of disguise, always appearing under an assumed identity, often that of a person whom he has murdered. Fantomas makes use of bizarre and improbable techniques in his crimes, such as plague-infested rats, giant snakes, and rooms that fill with sand.
Author: Claire Farago
For nearly three centuries Leonardo da Vinci's work was known primarily through the abridged version of his Treatise on Painting, first published in Paris in 1651 and soon translated into all the major European languages. Here for the first time is a study that examines the historical reception of this vastly influential text. This collection charts the varied interpretations of Leonardo's ideas in French, Italian, Spanish, English, German, Dutch, Flemish, Greek, and Polish speaking environments where the Trattato was an important resource for the academic instruction of artists, one of the key sources drawn upon by art theorists, and widely read by a diverse network of artists, architects, biographers, natural philosophers, translators, astronomers, publishers, engineers, theologians, aristocrats, lawyers, politicians, entrepreneurs, and collectors. The cross-cultural approach employed here demonstrates that Leonardo's Treatise on Painting is an ideal case study through which to chart the institutionalization of art in Europe and beyond for 400 years. The volume includes original essays by scholars studying a wide variety of national and institutional settings. The coherence of the volume is established by the shared subject matter and interpretative aim: to understand how Leonardo's ideas were used. With its focus on the active reception of an important text overlooked in studies of the artist's solitary genius, the collection takes Leonardo studies to a new level of historical inquiry. Leonardo da Vinci's most significant contribution to Western art was his interpretation of painting as a science grounded in geometry and direct observation of nature. One of the most important questions to emerge from this study is, what enabled the same text to produce so many different styles of painting?
Will his billion-dollar fortune cause him to lose the woman he loves? Jarryd Westbourne is shocked to have inherited a billion-dollar fortune from the mother who’d given him up for adoption. Unfortunately, business complications force him to keep it a secret from everyone for a period of time, even from Marilyn Grant, the woman he’s crazy about. When his birth mother’s husband suddenly challenges the will and accuses him of foul play, he ends his relationship with Marilyn to protect her from any scandal. But can he ever win Marilyn back if she discovers what he’s been hiding from her? Can her love survive a necessary deception? Marilyn Grant was heartbroken when Jarryd Westbourne dumped her unexpectedly. But she believes that Jarryd broke up with her only because he’s intimidated by her parents being billionaires while he’s only of average means. She’s keen to prove to Jarryd that she doesn’t care one bit that his wealth is nowhere near her family’s. After all, love and trust, not money, are the foundations of a lasting relationship. And Jarryd is one guy she knows she can trust…
The Healer Curb your Outlander cravings with Allison Butler's seriously sexy Scottish novel about an English woman, a Scottish Laird, a case of mistaken identity and a love that will surpass all barriers. An outcast in her own home for as long as she can remember, Lynelle Fenwick will do anything to earn her father's approval. Including exaggerating her healing skills, and setting off alone to rescue her step–brother from a band of raiding Scots. Living under a curse that has haunted the Closeburn Clan for years, Laird William Kirkpatrick, will do anything to save his sole surviving brother. He may not believe in curses, but his clan does, and the growing number of graves seems to support their side. Having banished all healers from the clan for trickery, he has no choice but to allow an Englishwoman, claiming to be a skilled healer, into his home and into the room of his wounded brother. Enemies by birth and circumstance, they can only succeed together. But blood runs deep, and tensions high. What matters the desires of a heart? The Thief From Allison Butler, bestselling author of The Healer, comes a sexy Scottish romance about a man in search of a bride, a woman in search of a home and an inconvenient attraction that can't be denied. To fulfil his father's dying wish, Border laird Lachlan Elliot must marry and sire a legitimate heir, cementing his family's name in the tumultuous borderlands. But his marriage will be one of convenience. Lachlan has no time for the pain and betrayal of love, and his land and position must always come first. So even when the spirited thief he catches stealing his horse turns out to be breathtaking – and appropriate – he vows to marry her, bed her, but never love her. Kenzie never wanted an arranged marriage, but to be forced to wed the domineering laird who catches her thieving from his lands is even worse. Feisty, strong–willed and determined to make her own way, Kenzie may have no choice but to agree to the marriage, but she will never give up her independence. Lachlan may own her body, but he will never own her heart.
Author: Attilio Bertolucci
Poetry. Bilingual Editon. Translated from the Italian by Luigi Bonaffini. THE BEDROOM [La camera da letto] is Bertolucci's best-known work, so popular that the poet once read it to television viewers on a seven-hour program. It is a narrative poem that traces the history of the poet's family across seven generations with directness, precision and attention to everyday details, major events and fantastic surprises. Paolo Lagazzi writes in his introduction: "THE BEDROOM is a sort of a multi-novel, or a distillation of very diverse narrative forms and intuitions: a Bildungsroman and fairytale, an epoch novel, a novel-chronicle, a dramatic novel and a picaresque novel. An experimental work in the most authentic sense of the word..." "Nothing of time's essence escapes or is neglected by the author's ravenous sensibility, no less active in recording the multiple places in which existence rests (the city and the countryside, the sea and the plane, the Po river and the Maremma) in an exuberant display of forms, lights, perspectives, tonalities."—Luigi Ferrara
Tea & Coffee Towers
Author: Alessandro Mendini, Vito Acconci
Publisher: Mondadori Electa
A comprehensive and accessible Student Book containing all the content you'll need to cover when you're studying the Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Business qualification, plus plenty of exam tips and examples that will help you to develop the skills you'll need for your written exams.
Meet Selena Paris Neil, she is the wife of Dion Ricardo Neil, also known as "Red." A notorious drug lord. When the past shows up and rocks their matrimony. Both Selena and Red hold steady to their love even when things seem to be the end. When Pieces don't add up Selena Knows this could only be the work of Reds mother, simply because she doesn't want the two of them together. Fighting against his mother and also the hold the streets has on Red things seem to become too much to deal with. Will Selena fold? Or will she hold on to the Gangster that has her heart? Amber Shanel delivers an amazing story of Love and Loyalty while mixing in the right street elements if you are a fan of Urban Romance this is the book for you!