´One of history´s most impressive field studies; an instant animal classic´ TIME Jane Goodall´s classic account of primate research provides an impressively detailed and absorbing account of the early years of her field study of, and adventures with, chimpanzees in Tanzania, Africa. It is a landmark for everyone to enjoy.
Who is interested in a simple person today: relatives, friends, police, bandits, God? Or no one? So it was in the past, so it is in the present. And what will change in the future? From the editorial office. ´´Shadow Zone (Doomed)´´ - a novel-psychodrama of the talented author Yuri Solonevich, an undoubted master of the mystical, psychological and adventure genre. In our electronic library you can download the book ´´Shadow Zone (Doomed)´´, ´´The Best of the Best´´, ´´The Holy Fool and Death´´
Than scare the young Caller from a noble family? So that she, praying for help and protection, would call Shadow Shadows? Once upon a time, when the girl shrieked with fright at the sight of the mouse, the shadow of the shadows immediately appeared. Today, torture is being used by fire, but the intercessor is not, as if she does not hear the appeals of the unfortunate Callers. Meanwhile, the cruel Shadows uncontrollably breed, they are preparing to capture the whole world, and nobody can stop them and destroy them. Perhaps, they will be suppressed by the brave Almeira? Or the powerful Shadow of Shadows still descend to the people and will deal with the terrible creatures?
From two of the greatest imaginations of our time comes a magnificent novel of adventure and magic...SHADOW MOON: First in the Chronicles of the Shadow War . The genius of Star Wars(r) creator George Lucas and the vision of Chris Claremont, the author of the phenomenally bestselling The Uncanny X-Men adventures, merge in what must be the fantasy event of the year. In Shadow Moon , war and chaos have gripped the land of Tir Asleen. An ancient prophecy reveals one hope: a savior princess who will ascend to the throne when the time is right. But first, a Nelwyn wanderer must face forces of unimaginable malevolence and dangerous, forbidden rites of necromancy that could bring back a powerful warrior from soulless sleep. George Lucas reshaped filmmaking in the ´70s and ´80s with his Star Wars and Indiana Jones films. When Bantam Books asked Lucas if he had any stories he would like to develop as novels rather than as films, Lucas turned to his 1988 fantasy film, Willow . ´´When I wrote the story for Willow , I began with the pre-story,´´ Lucas said, ´´but the full story was yet to be told.´´ Now, Lucas´s vision is being fulfilled with the talented help of Chris Claremont. Having previously taken the reins of what was for a decade the bestselling comic in the western hemisphere ( The Uncanny X-Men ) Claremont assumes the reponsibility of foster parent to Lucas´s creation. On sale in hardcover now, and available on BDD Audio Cassette as well, SHADOW MOON is a momentous new adventure for readers looking to spend part of this summer in a fantastic world. SHADOW MOON is one of Bantam Spectra´s most exciting publishing events in 1995, the year we celebrate our 10th Anniversary as the premiere publishing imprint of books of speculative fiction.
The rip-roaring space adventure sequel to the book that NYT bestselling author Lindsey Cummings heralded as ´´an explosive debut´´ has arrived! Full of action and romance, as if Star Wars was done in the vein of Joss Whedon´s Firefly . His throne. Her rebellion. Their war. Qole is the youngest starship captain in living memory on her homeworld of Alaxak and has spent her life hunting a dangerous energy source called Shadow. Alaxans distrust and evade the galaxy´s royalty as a rule, but Qole is now harboring the exiled Prince Nevarian Dracorte, along with some very conflicting feelings about it--and him. Nev´s feelings are just as complicated, but not towards her. When it comes to Qole, he knows one thing: he´d do anything to stay with her. But when Alaxak is attacked and Nev finds himself framed for murder, he realizes the only way to help Qole and her people is to fight for the throne that should be his. To become the royal she might hate. As for Qole, she would never have imagined herself as the leader of a rebellion. Despite that, she soon realizes that hiding from her power is no longer an option. It´s time to answer the call, even if it kills her. ´´The action is once again breathtaking, heart pounding, and intense...If you loved Shadow Run , you´ll devour Shadow Call . The perfect blend of action, intrigue, and a dash of slow-burn romance. I loved every minute!´´ --Jen Brown Writes ´´Just as fast-paced and enjoyable as Shadow Run ...If you like science fiction, you really have to check out this series.´´ --Here´s to Happy Endings
From George Lucas, creator of Star Wars(r) and Indiana Jones, and Chris Claremont, author of the bestselling X-Men adventures, comes the thrilling sequel to Shadow Moon, taking readers deeper into a stunningly original world of magic, myth, and legend. The momentous Ascension of Princess Elora Danan should have brought peace to the Thirteen Realms. Instead, an intense Shadow War rages, spearheaded by the evil Mohdri. He has dispatched his dread Black Rose commando assassins to capture Elora and her sworn protector, Thorn Drumheller. But Mohdri himself is just a facade for a more dangerous entity: the Deceiver. But who--or what--is the Deceiver? And how can Elora, Thorn, and their ragtag band defeat this unspeakable force? The answer lies in a perilous journey to a land undisturbed since the dawn of time. A journey that will end at the unbreachable citadel of the dragon, where a chilling betrayal will change the fate of Elora, Thorn, and the Thirteen Realms forever.
In Shadow Moon and Shadow Dawn , George Lucas, creator of Star Wars, and Chris Claremont, author of the bestselling X-Men adventures, created a new world of myth, magic, and legend unlike any before. Now they bring their epic trilogy to an unforgettable conclusion in a novel of blazing imaginative brilliance... Elora Danan has done the unthinkable. She has slain the dragons that were the embodiment of the soul of Creation. It was a desperate act--the only way to save the dragons from the Deceiver, who would have used them to rule the Realms. Yet in Elora´s possession are two last dragon eggs. To protect them, Elora spellbinds herself to her faithful companions Thorn Drumheller, the Nelwyn sorcerer and her sworn guardian, and Khory Bannefin, the long-dead woman warrior whose body is inhabited by a demon´s offspring. It is a dire spell that ensures none of them will betray their cause...even at the cost of their lives. And if one of them dies, the magic of the eggs is lost forever. Pursued through a land of shadow predators by the dreaded Black Rose, the Deceiver´s commando assassins, Elora and her allies must reach the free city-state of Sandeni. There they will be reunited with old friends: the brownies Franjean and Rool, the eagles Anele and Bastian, and the young warrior-scribe Luc-Jon. But Sandeni is besieged by mighty armies fueled by the Deceiver´s sorcery, warrior wizards, and engines of evil magic. With defeat all but certain, Elora must convince the Sandeni people to continue the fight. What she doesn´t tell them is that the greatest enemy lies within her. For the Deceiver is her own dark twin from a potential future of unimaginable evil...an evil that lies dormant in Elora´s soul. And the only way Elora can stop the future is to befriend an enemy whose insatiable appetite for destruction could destroy all of Creation. Or is that, too, part of the Deceiver´s plan? Seamlessly weaving together the many strands of this rich tapestry, Shadow Star is guaranteed to satisfy its many fans...and leave them breathless.
Following on from the bestselling The Seven Sisters and The Storm Sister , The Shadow Sister is the third book in Lucinda Riley´s spellbinding series, loosely based on the mythology of the Seven Sisters star cluster. Star D´Aplièse is at a crossroads in her life after the sudden death of her beloved father - the elusive billionaire, named Pa Salt by his six daughters, all adopted by him from the four corners of the world. He has left each of them a clue to their true heritage, but Star - the most enigmatic of the sisters - is hesitant to step out of the safety of the close relationship she shares with her sister CeCe. In desperation, she decides to follow the first clue she has been left, which leads her to an antiquarian bookshop in London, and the start of a whole new world . . . A hundred years earlier, headstrong and independent Flora MacNichol vows she will never marry. She is happy and secure in her home in the Lake District, living close to her idol, Beatrix Potter, when machinations outside of her control lead her to London, and the home of one of Edwardian society´s most notorious players, Alice Keppel. Flora is pulled between passionate love and duty to her family, but finds herself a pawn in a game - the rules of which are only known to others, until a meeting with a mysterious gentleman unveils the answers that Flora has been searching for her whole life . . . As Star learns more of Flora´s incredible journey, she too goes on a voyage of discovery, finally stepping out of the shadow of her sister and opening herself up to the possibility of love.
The first instalment in the thrilling new crime series from worldwide bestseller Arnaldur Indridason THE PAST In wartime Reykjavík, a young woman is found strangled in a dangerous area known as ?the shadow district?. An Icelandic detective and a member of the American military police are on the trail of a brutal killer. THE PRESENT An elderly man is discovered dead on his bed, smothered with his own pillow. Konrád, a retired detective, finds old newspaper cuttings in the man?s home reporting the shadow district murder. It?s a crime Konrád remembers, having grown up in the same neighbourhood. A MISSING LINK Why, after all this time, would an old crime resurface? How are these events connected across the decades? And will Konrád?s link to the past help him solve the case and finally lay the ghosts of wartime Reykjavík to rest? ?Arnaldur Indridason introduces a new hero? Beautifully told? The Times ?An international literary phenomenon? Harlan Coben
Bestselling author Orson Scott Card brings to life a new chapter in the saga of Ender´s Earth and The Shadow Series. Earth and its society have been changed irrevocably in the aftermath of Ender Wiggin´s victory over the Formics. The unity forced upon the warring nations by an alien enemy has shattered. Nations are rising again, seeking territory and influence, and most of all, seeking to control the skills and loyalty of the children from the Battle School. But one person has a better idea. Peter Wiggin, Ender´s older, more ruthless, brother, sees that any hope for the future of Earth lies in restoring a sense of unity and purpose. And he has an irresistible call on the loyalty of Earth´s young warriors. With Bean at his side, the two will reshape our future. Shadow Puppets is the continuing story of Bean and Petra, and the rest of Ender´s Dragon Army, as they take their places in the new government of Earth. At the publisher´s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.