A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER The Selection meets Reign in this dazzling trilogy of interwoven novels about three girls on a quest for freedom and true love from #1 internationally bestselling author Richelle Mead. Mira is not like the other Glittering Court girls. She is a war refugee, cast out of her home country and thrust into another, where she has learned to fight against the many injustices around her. For some, the Glittering Court offers a chance at a life they´ve only ever dreamed of, one of luxury, glamour, and leisure. But for Mira, it´s simply a means to an end. In the new world, she plans to earn off her marriage contract price, and finally be free. Mira pitches herself as an asset to one of the passengers on board the ship: the sardonic and aloof Grant Elliot, whom she´s discovered is a spy for the prestigious McGraw Agency-and her ticket to buying her freedom. His cover blown, Grant has little choice but to take her on. Mira applies herself by day, learning the etiquette and customs that will help to earn her anonymity. By night, she dons a mask and slips into the city, fighting injustice and corruption on her own terms-and impressing Grant with her extraordinary abilities and insights into a brewing rebellion. But the rebellion isn´t all they´re fighting... Neither of them can ignore the attraction burning between them-an attraction so powerful, it threatens to unravel everything Mira´s worked so hard for. With freedom finally within her grasp, can Mira risk it all for love?
Ein Wunschtraum geht für den Amerikaner Gil (Owen Wilson) in Erfüllung, als er mit seiner Verlobten Inez (Rachel McAdams), ein Mädchen aus wohlhabendem Hause, seinen Urlaub in Paris verbringen kann. Seit seiner Jugend schwärmt Gil von der dortigen Künstlerszene der Zwanzigerjahre. Wenn er nur damals hätte leben können! Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein - das sind die Idole des erfolgreichen Hollywood-Drehbuchautoren, der sich sehnlichst wünscht, als ernst zu nehmender Schriftsteller zu reüssieren. Inez hat kein Verständnis für seine Schwärmerei. Eines Abends bricht Gil alleine auf und verirrt sich bei seinem Streifzug durch die Straßen der Stadt der Liebe. Punkt Mitternacht geschieht etwas Wundersames: Gil wird von einer Limousine aufgelesen, die ihn geradewegs in die Roaring Twenties transportiert, zu all den legendären Künstlern, die er immer schon bewundert hat! Mit einem Mal ist nichts mehr so, wie es vorher war...
´Superb, enthralling and necessarily terrifying... every step feels spring-loaded with tension... extraordinary.´ The New York Times Early in the morning of April 26, 1986, Reactor Number Four of the Chernobyl Atomic Energy Station exploded, triggering history´s worst nuclear disaster. In the thirty years since then, Chernobyl has become lodged in the collective nightmares of the world: shorthand for the spectral horrors of radiation poisoning, for a dangerous technology slipping its leash, for ecological fragility, and for what can happen when a dishonest and careless state endangers not only its own citizens, but all of humanity. But the real story of the accident, clouded from the beginning by secrecy, propaganda, and misinformation, has long remained in dispute. Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews conducted over the course of more than ten years, as well as letters, unpublished memoirs, and documents from recently-declassified archives, Adam Higginbotham has written a harrowing and compelling narrative which brings the disaster to life through the eyes of the men and women who witnessed it firsthand. The result is a masterful non-fiction thriller, and the definitive account of an event that changed history: a story that is more complex, more human, and more terrifying than the Soviet myth. Midnight In Chernobyl is an indelible portrait of one of the great disasters of the twentieth century, of human resilience and ingenuity, and the lessons learned when mankind seeks to bend the natural world to his will--lessons which, in the face of climate change and other threats-remain not just vital but necessary.
The scent of murder is in the air at the great Pour Amour perfume contest, and the incomparable Nero Wolfe is intent on sniffing out the killer. The foul deed is committed during the contest´s final round. Only five riddles separate the contestants from the million-dollar cash prize when someone finds the sweet smell of success too intoxicating to leave to chance. Now the contest creator is dead and the answers stolen from his wallet, and it´s up to Wolfe to follow the trail of clues to a source disturbingly close to home. Introduction by Robert Crais ´´It is always a treat to read a Nero Wolfe mystery. The man has entered our folklore.´´-The New York Times Book Review A grand master of the form, Rex Stout is one of America´s greatest mystery writers, and his literary creation Nero Wolfe is one of the greatest fictional detectives of all time. Together, Stout and Wolfe have entertained-and puzzled-millions of mystery fans around the world. Now, with his perambulatory man-about-town, Archie Goodwin, the arrogant, gourmandizing, sedentary sleuth is back in the original seventy-three cases of crime and detection written by the inimitable master himself, Rex Stout.
A vampire and a werewolf who never fit in. A witch whose spells don´t always work as planned. And a mysterious new guy who´s hiding something. Together they will discover who they´re meant to be... C. C. Hunter´s New York Times bestselling Shadow Falls series captured hearts all over the world. Now available in print for the first time.
Nalo Hopkinson has gained spectacular acclaim for her unique vision and the way she brings the vibrant traditions of Caribbean literature and lore to modern science fiction. The author of Brown Girl in the Ring, winner of the Locus Award for Best First Novel and finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award, now offers a haunting new tale of innocence and experience. PRISONER OF NEW HALF-WAY TREE It´s Carnival time and the Caribbean-colonized planet of Toussaint is celebrating with music, dance, and pageantry. Masked ´´Midnight Robbers´´ waylay revelers with brandished weapons and spellbinding words. But to young Tan-Tan, the Robber Queen is simply a favourite costume to wear at the festival -- until her power-corrupted father commits an unforgivable crime. Suddenly, both father and daughter are thrust into the brutal world of New Half-Way Tree. Here monstrous creatures from folklore are real, and the humans are violent outcasts in the wilds. Here Tan-Tan must reach into the heart of myth -- and become the Robber Queen herself. For only the Robber Queen´s legendary powers can save her life...and set her free.
Combining the emotional deftness of Sarah Dessen with the magical spark of New York City in wintertime, this affecting novel--a romantic, thought-provoking tale of human connection--will inspire readers to pay closer attention to the world around them.
In 2003 Trent Parke began a road-trip around his native Australia, a monumental journey that was to last two years and cover a distance of over 90,000 km. Minutes to Midnight is the ambitious photographic record of that adventure, in which Parke presents a proud but uneasy nation struggling to craft its identity from different cultures and traditions. Minutes to Midnight merges traditional documentary techniques and imagination to create a dark visual narrative portraying Australia with a mix of nostalgia, romanticism and brooding realism. This is not a record of the physical landscape but of an emotional one. It is a story of human anxiety and intensity, which although told from Australia, represents a universal human condition in the world today. Trent Parke, born in Newcastle Australia in 1971, joined Magnum Photos in 2002 and has been a full member since 2007. Parke has exhibited internationally and has received numerous awards including World Press Photo Awards in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2005, and the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography in 2003. His publications include Dream / Life (1999), The Seventh Wave with Narelle Autio (2000), Bedknobs & Broomsticks (2010), and the long-awaited Christmas Tree Bucket, also to be published this season by Steidl.
Schalte das Licht aus, deine Taschenlampe an und erlebe mit Midnight Monsters ein wunderbares Schattenabenteuer! Vom Werwolf im dunklen Wald bis zum Krampus im verwunschenen Schloss gibt es in dieser aufregenden Fortsetzung von Helen Friels Midnight Creatures einiges zu finden. Auf fünf wunderschön gestalteten Pop-Up-Szenen kannst du die versteckten Monster entdecken, wenn sie als Schatten an deiner Wand erscheinen. Ein einzigartiges Pop-Up-Schattensuchbuch Entdecke auf 5 Pop-Up-Szenen mit deiner Taschenlampe furchterregende Monster aus der ganzen Welt.
THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER/A RICHARD & JUDY BOOKCLUB 2018 PICKJack Reacher is having a bad day. Reacher was a West Pointer too, and he knows what she went through to get it.Although the Jack Reacher novels can be read in any order, The Midnight Line follows on directly from the end of Make Me.
Growing up on Forge´s streets has taught Kyra how to stretch a coin. And when that´s not enough, her uncanny ability to scale walls and bypass guards helps her take what she needs. But when the leader of the Assassins Guild offers Kyra a lucrative job, she hesitates. She knows how to get by on her own, and she´s not sure she wants to play by his rules. But he is persistent - and darkly attractive - and Kyra can´t quite resist his pull.
´Temple At Midnight´, eine neue Liedersammlung Mitens, ist eine seelenvolle, schlichte, akustische Geschichte von Liebe und Erlösung. Das Album feiert die vielen Dimensionen der Liebe und Meditation, die er auf seinen Reisen - von seinen hedonistischen Tagen in der Londoner Rockszene in den 70er Jahren bis zu einer Reise zur Selbstfindung in das mystische Indien - erforscht hat und auch bis heute nach zwanzig Jahren mit Deva Premal immer noch erforscht - immer tiefer und tiefer zu sich selbst findend.