The mesmerising sequel to the NYT bestselling Girls of Paper and Fire The Girls of Paper and Fire did the impossible. They escaped. But out in the unforgiving wild, hunted like prey, Lei and Wren learn that the most terrifying prisons have no walls. 'Beautiful and heart-breaking and meaningful . . . Ngan's writing is stunning' Young Adult Reads Lei, the naive country girl who became a royal courtesan, is now known as the Moonchosen, the commoner who managed to do what no one else could. But slaying the cruel Demon King wasn't the end of the plan - it's just the beginning. Now Lei and her warrior love Wren must travel the kingdom to gain support from the far-flung rebel clans. The journey is made even more treacherous thanks to a heavy bounty on Lei's head, as well as insidious doubts that threaten to tear Lei and Wren apart from within. Meanwhile, an evil plot to eliminate the rebel uprising is taking shape, fueled by dark magic and vengeance. Will Lei succeed in her quest to overthrow the monarchy and protect her love for Wren, or will she fall victim to the sinister magic that seeks to destroy her?
Vowing revenge on Ian Tremayne, the handsome Yankee to whom she surrendered her innocence and who cruelly abandoned her, Sabrina O'Neill disguises herself and enters the world of New York society in search of Ian
As President George Armstrong Custer prepares to battle against the Cheyenne for control of the unsettled frontier, unaware that his only son lives among them, the Cheyenne Alliance soon discovers that they have an unexpected ally, in a novel of alternate history set in 1889. Original.
Trolls, Snakes and Shadow People details an adoptive mother's journey through the frustration of dealing with the mental health networks and eventually through the CPS and Juvenile court system. Throughout the process the mother leans on God for support and guidance and grows in her relationship with God.
Two suns govern life on the desert world Barrûn: violent Yukhara, which burns down mercilessly and makes the desert brutal and violent, and gentle Gajhavita, which restores the balance of life. Like the suns, those who live in the desert are violent and kind, searching for balance between the two extremes. A boy must find his true purpose and destiny in the desert he was born in, which leads him on a journey of discovery during which he encounters six alien races. To unlock the mystery of why the Six came to the desert, he must solve the riddles left by the ancients and finds that his own origin is a part of the mystery of the riddles.
Beginning in January 1692, Salem Village in colonial Massachusetts witnessed the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft in early America. Villagers--mainly young women--suffered from unseen torments that caused them to writhe, shriek, and contort their bodies, complaining of pins stuck into their flesh and of being haunted by specters. Believing that they suffered from assaults by an invisible spirit, the community began a hunt to track down those responsible for the demonic work. The resulting Salem Witch Trials, culminating in the execution of 19 villagers, persists as one of the most mysterious and fascinating events in American history. Historians have speculated on a web of possible causes for the witchcraft that stated in Salem and spread across the region-religious crisis, ergot poisoning, an encephalitis outbreak, frontier war hysteria--but most agree that there was no single factor. Rather, as Emerson Baker illustrates in this seminal new work, Salem was "a perfect storm": a unique convergence of conditions and events that produced something extraordinary throughout New England in 1692 and the following years, and which has haunted us ever since. Baker shows how a range of factors in the Bay colony in the 1690s, including a new charter and government, a lethal frontier war, and religious and political conflicts, set the stage for the dramatic events in Salem. Engaging a range of perspectives, he looks at the key players in the outbreak--the accused witches and the people they allegedly bewitched, as well as the judges and government officials who prosecuted them--and wrestles with questions about why the Salem tragedy unfolded as it did, and why it has become an enduring legacy. Salem in 1692 was a critical moment for the fading Puritan government of Massachusetts Bay, whose attempts to suppress the story of the trials and erase them from memory only fueled the popular imagination. Baker argues that the trials marked a turning point in colonial history from Puritan communalism to Yankee independence, from faith in collective conscience to skepticism toward moral governance. A brilliantly told tale, A Storm of Witchcraft also puts Salem's storm into its broader context as a part of the ongoing narrative of American history and the history of the Atlantic World.
The courageous Theseus in battle with the snake-haired Medusa. Midas, the greedy king who was given the ‘golden touch’ but lost so much more. The curious Pandora and the monstrous contents of her mysterious box. The greatest hero, Hercules, who set out to steal the three Golden Apples guarded by a hundred-headed dragon. The gods Zeus and Quicksilver, who, disguised as mortals, tested their human subjects. And brave Bellerophon, who slew the dreaded Chimaera. Superheroes and monsters, gods and tricksters, fantasy and epic battles...they all began with Greek myths. Famous American author Nathaniel Hawthorne retells six of the most exciting myths in A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys. Join Eustace Bright and his young friends in this action-packed Wonder-Book, complete with conquering heroes, grotesque monsters, and gods who can shape and shake worlds with nothing but a thought.