Villainy Victorious (Mission Earth, Book 9) by L. Ron Hubbard

By L. Ron Hubbard

A enormous paintings -- acclaimed as agenuine masterpiece -- L. Ron Hubbard's 1.2-million-word-ten-volume venture EARTH dekalogy brilliantly blends technological know-how fiction and action/adventure on an unlimited interstellar scale with stinging satire -- within the literary culture of Voltaire, fast and Orwell -- at the world's foibles and fancies.A real publishing phenomenon -- precedent-setting while each one quantity, in flip, grew to become a brand new York occasions after which a world bestseller -- venture EARTH has already offered greater than 5 million copies and maintains to seem on bestseller lists in contries throghout the world.

Winner of France's Cosmos 2000 Award and the Nova technological know-how Fiction Award in Italy, and nominated for a Hugo Award, undertaking EARTH is an epic narrative of a mystery invasion of Earth as seen-and vividly mentioned -- via the extraterrestrial beings who, unrecognized, already stay and paintings between us. it's a novel crowded with sharply memorable characters and with locations and occasions cloaked in beauty, risk and secret: Palace urban, pleasure urban, the forbidden legal castle of Spiteos, the violent fall of the Voltar Confederation.

The Voltar Confederation has a long-range plan to exploit Earth as a strategic staging zone in its carrying on with conquest of the galaxy. although, with the invention that Earth is being destroyed by means of toxins, medicinal drugs and different menaces, wrestle Engineer Jettero Heller is distributed on a top-secret challenge to avoid wasting the planet from self-destruction. Unknown to Heller, one other Voltarian faction (the Coordinated info gear) has secretly been utilizing Earth as a offer base for medicinal drugs. It dispatches its personal counter undertaking to thwart Heller's plans.

Show description

Read more

Morgoth's Ring: The Later Silmarillion, Part One (The by J. R. R. Tolkien

By J. R. R. Tolkien

The 1st of 2 better half volumes which records the later writing of The Silmarillion, Tolkien's epic story of battle. After the The Lord of the earrings used to be eventually accomplished, J R R Tolkien grew to become his cognizance once more to 'the topic of the Elder Days'. The textual content of the Annals of Aman, the 'Blessed Land' within the some distance West, is given in complete; whereas in writings hitherto unknown is obvious the character of the issues that Tolkien explored in his later years, as new and radical rules, portending upheaval within the outdated narratives, emerged on the center of the mythology, and because the destinies of guys and Elves, mortals and immortals, ecame of crucial value, including a greatly enlarged conception of the evil of Melkor, the Shadow upon Arda. the second one a part of this historical past of the later Silmarillion is worried with advancements within the legends of Beleriand after the crowning glory of The Lord of the earrings.

Show description

Read more

The Cambridge Companion to Virgil by Charles Martindale

By Charles Martindale

This ground-breaking and authoritative quantity is an critical reference publication to accompany the learn of Virgil. it's a multi-authored consultant aimed toward scholars and someone with an curiosity in nice literature and the classical historical past. The chapters include crucial details whereas additionally delivering clean and unique insights into the poems and their writer. Emphasis is given to the responses to Virgil over the centuries, rather via different artistic artists.

Show description

Read more

Wink: The Incredible Life and Epic Journey of Jimmy by Ed Hotaling

By Ed Hotaling

"One of the main impressive tales in activities historical past can also be one in all its least recognized. Jimmy Winkfield was once a talented jockey and a remarkably intrepid guy, and his existence was once a novel event. His is a narrative of patience, hassle, and triumph, and it may be lengthy remembered."—Laura Hillenbrand, writer of Seabiscuit: An American Legend "In the complete sweep of yankee activities, from the times of a roistering John L. Sullivan within the nineteenth Century throughout the Tiger Woods phenomenon of the twenty first, no determine made a bolder and extra unique odyssey of his existence than Jimmy Winkfield, the bad son of former slaves whose brilliance as a jockey bore him from the winner's circle on the Kentucky Derby to the royal courts of Czarist Russia and the Austro-Hungarian Empire and from Kaiser Wilhelm's Germany to the salons of Paris. In Wink, writer Ed Hotaling skilfully stories and chronicles Winkfield's battles opposed to racism within the New World--his braveness and bold in escaping that almost all implacable of foes--and his good fortune and upward push to glory as a rider after which a coach within the previous international. the story of Wink is an illuminating and encouraging read." —William Nack, writer of Secretariat: The Making of a Champion, and My Turf: Horses, Boxers, Blood funds and the wearing existence "It is outstanding sufficient that Jimmy Winkfield grew to become a dominant strength in American horse racing part a century ahead of Jackie Robinson took the sector for the Brooklyn Dodgers. yet this two-time Kentucky Derby–winner's adventures after leaving to race in a foreign country make his tale the entire extra compelling. Ed Hotaling has a fabulous story to inform. this can be the stuff of significant nonfiction."—Douglas Brinkley, writer of journey of responsibility: John Kerry and the Vietnam conflict "In this advantageous booklet, Ed Hotaling provides the feel of a wealthy person lifestyles to what his earlier paintings has already informed us in regards to the nice black jockeys of a century ago."—Henry Louis Gates, Jr., bestselling writer, Chair of the dep. of African and African American stories and Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American study at Harvard collage

Show description

Read more

Dragon's Fire by Anne McCaffrey

By Anne McCaffrey

Bringing clean wonders and risks to mild within the skies of Pern, Anne McCaffrey and her son, Todd, who established his writing abilities within the bestselling novels Dragon’s relatives and Dragonsblood, go back with their moment collaboration: an exciting event of discovery and fate.

Pellar is an orphan taken in via Masterharper Zist. although born mute, Pellar is a proficient tracker, and whilst Zist units off to take over as harper for Natalon’s coal-mining camp, Pellar–along together with his fire-lizard, Chitter–joins him on a mystery project of his personal: to determine if suggested thefts of coal are the paintings of the avoided, criminals condemned to a lifetime of wandering and hardship.

Halla is among the youngsters of the avoided. although blameless in their mom and dad’ crimes, those childrens have inherited their merciless punishment. loss of foodstuff, safeguard, and garments is their lot; desire is unknown to them. And what destiny could they wish for? with out a carry to name their very own, there'll be no safeguard for them whilst the deadly Thread necessarily falls back. lifestyles is even more durable for Halla. Her kinfolk long gone, she needs to fend for herself. but regardless of the brutality of her atmosphere, Halla is style and mild, dedicated to these extra helpless than she.

As wicked as Halla is nice, Tenim is in league with Tarik, a crooked miner from Camp Natalon, who is helping him scouse borrow coal in trade for a minimize of the revenue. yet Tenim quickly realizes there's a lot extra to be made of firestone, the risky mineral that permits the dragons of Pern to burn Thread out of the sky. Tenim doesn’t care what he has to do, or whom he has to kill, as a way to nook the market.

Cristov is Tarik’s son. Dishonored through his father’s greed and treachery, the boy needs to make amends in some way, whether it skill risking his lifestyles by means of mining the unstable firestone, which detonates on touch with the slightest drop of moisture.

When the final ultimate firestone mine explodes in flames, a determined race starts to discover a brand new deposit of the lethal yet crucial mineral, for with no it there might be no safety opposed to Thread. yet Tenim has a murderous plan to show tragedy to his personal virtue, and in basic terms Pellar, Halla, and Cristov can cease him–and make sure that there'll be a destiny for all at the global of the Dragonriders.

From the Hardcover edition.

Show description

Read more

Paradise Lost: The Novel by Joseph Lanzara

By Joseph Lanzara

Quickly TO turn into a massive movie! John Milton's huge epic of warring angels, devil, Heaven, Hell, and the final word tragic love tale of Adam and Eve. learn this greatly acclaimed novel tailored from Milton's poem. Then move see the motion picture of the last decade!

Show description

Read more