In September of 1356, the English army is about to invade France, and France is ready for them. Thomas of Hookton has special orders to uncover the lost sword of St. Peter, a weapon that is said to grant victory to whatever side wields it. It won't be an easy task because the French are searching too. When Thomas and his men are trapped near Poitiers, he, his men, and his enemies converge in a maelstrom of violence, action and heroism.
The world already knows Meg and Charles Wallace Murry, Calvin O'Keefe, and the three Mrs --- Who, Whatsit, and Which --- the memorable and wonderful characters who fight off a dark force and save our universe. But in 50 years of publication, the book has never been illustrated. Now, Hope Larson takes the classic story to a new level with her vividly imagined interpretations of tessering and favorite characters like the Happy Medium and Aunt Beast.
The first in James Treadwell’s fantasy trilogy, ADVENT describes how magic was lost to humanity, and how a 15-year-old boy discovers that its return is his inheritance. It begins in a world recognizably our own, and ends an extraordinarily long way from where it started --- somewhere much bigger, stranger and richer.
Kidnapped by a handsome man with rabbit ears, Alice Liddell finds herself abandoned in an odd place called Wonderland and thrust into a "game," the rules of which she has yet to learn. Alice sets off to explore and get the lay of this strange land, intent on finding her rude kidnapper and giving him a piece of her mind (and her fist). But little does she know that she's wandered right into the middle of a dangerous power struggle involving just about all of Wonderland's attractive, weapon-happy denizens.
On October 12, 1972, an Uruguayan Air Force plane carrying a teamof rugby players crashed in the remote snowy peaks of the Andes. Ten weeks later, only sixteen of the forty-five passengers were found alive. This is the story of those ten weeks spent in the shelter of the plane's fuselage without food and with scarcely any hope of a rescue. The survivors protected and helped one another, and came to the difficult conclusion that to live meant doing the unimaginable. Confronting nature at its most furious, two brave young men risked their lives to hike through the mountains looking for help -- and ultimately found it.
For the visitors to Wilsonville, the largest theme park in the world, the day began with a smile. By the end, they wonder if they'll be able to escape with their lives. Retired Delta Force operator Master Sergeant Jonathan "Jad" Bell is Wilsonville's lead undercover security officer. The threat begins with the announcement of a hidden dirty bomb, but quickly becomes something far, far worse.
Delilah is obsessed with Between the Lines, a fairy tale featuring Prince Oliver, who really speaks to her. And then one day Oliver actually speaks to her. He’s a restless teen who feels trapped by his literary existence and hates that his entire life is predetermined. So Delilah and Oliver work together to attempt to get Oliver out of his book.
A Delta Force operator and one-time American hero, Kolt Raynor is still trying to make sense of his life, and duty, after a secret mission gone bad. He’s been given a second chance to do right by his country, his men and himself. But his shot at redemption comes at a price.
James Rollins’ latest Sigma Force thriller finds the group in a race against time to stop a global plot that, at its center, deals with the abduction of the daughter of the President of the United States. Beneath this act lies a deeper storyline involving deadly genetic experimentation and a nefarious organization that may have existed since the days of the Knights Templar.
Intrigue and treachery roil the vast Mongol nation as the heirs of Genghis Khan fight for control of his unprecedented empire --- and of his mighty armies. But only one man, dismissed by all the others, will boldly rise to the challenge with the courage and vision to forge the future, and with the strength to be called...CONQUEROR.
Few in the U.S. government want to believe that and its chest-thumping leader could pose a credible threat. But then why are the Chinese helping to train its special forces? Why are the Russians helping to build a nuclear power plant? Charley Castillo and his men go in to investigate.
When Daniel X discovers that a duo of evil extraterrestrials is plotting to control kids around the world through video games, he's determined to take them both out of commission. These wicked game masters are also running an endangered species hunting club on the side, and their next target is none other than Daniel.
The mining ship El Cavador is far out from Earth, in the deeps of the Kuiper Belt, beyond Pluto, when its telescopes pick up a fast-moving object coming in-system. El Cadaver has a variety of other problems that worrying about an alien ship doesn’t seem important, but in fact, it’s the most important thing that has happened to the human race in a million years. The first Formic War is about to begin.
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We all know that The Great Gatsby will be coming to theaters this month. But there are a number of other films releasing in May that you may want to check out, including Iron Man 3, The Iceman, Epic and Shadow Dancer. If you want to stay inside and need some options for TV viewing, tryBehind the Candelabra,which premieresMay 26th on HBO, or pop in a DVD of Jack Reacher, Safe Haven, or Cloud Atlas.