The Kane Chronicles: The Serpent´s Shadow is the final thrilling instalment in award-winning author and Percy Jackson creator Rick Riordan´s Kane Chronicles trilogy. Is their inherited magic enough to battle against the most powerful mythical forces that Egypt´s gods have to throw at them? CARTER AND SADIE KANE, descendants of the magical House of Life, are in pretty big trouble. Despite their bravest efforts, Apophis, the giant snake of Chaos, is still threatening to plunge the world into eternal darkness. Now the Kanes must do something no magician has ever managed - defeat Apophis himself. No pressure there then. Battling against the forces of Chaos, their only hope is an ancient spell - but the magic has been lost for a millennia. Will they find the serpent´s shadow, or will they be led to their deaths in the depths of the Underworld? Rick Riordan has now sold an incredible 55 million copies of his books worldwide Praise for The Kane Chronicles: The Serpent´s Shadow: ´Storytelling that will get readers hooked´ - Philip Ardagh, The Guardian ´Witty and inspired. Gripping, touching and deliciously satirical.´ - Times Rick Riordan is the award-winning writer of the Percy Jackson series, The Kane Chronicles and the Heroes of Olympus series. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief was the overall winner of the Red House Children´s Book Award in 2006, and made into a blockbuster film starring Sean Bean, Pierce Brosnan and Uma Thurman in 2010. The series has gone on to become a chart-topping success. Check out The Kane Chronicles website at www.kanechronicles.co.uk for games, puzzles, author interviews and much more.
All three novels in Nix´´s bestselling Abhorsen trilogy are now collected in a single volume than includes a bonus novella about the world of Abhorsen, previously published in ´´Across the Wall.´´ Includes ´´Sabriel, Lirael,´´ and ´´Abhorsen.´´ Sabriel - Every step brings Sabriel closer to a battle that will pit her against the true forces of life and deathand bring her face-to-face with her own destiny. Lirael - With only her faithful companion, the Disreputable Dog, Lirael must undertake a desperate mission under the growing shadow of an ancient evil, which threatens the fate of the Old Kingdom. Abhorsen - The Abhorsen Sabriel and King Touchstone are missing, and Lirael must search in both Life and Death for some means to defeat the evil Destroyer - before it is too late.
Minneapolis detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth are bored - ever since they solved the Monkeewrench case, the Twin Cities have been in a murder-free dry spell, as people no longer seem interested in killing one another. But with two brutal homicides taking place in one awful night, the crime drought ends - not with a trickle, but with an eventual torrent. Who would kill Morey Gilbert, a man without an enemy, a man who might as well have been a saint? His tiny, cranky little wife, Lily, is no help, and may even be a suspect; his estranged son, Jack, an infamous ambulance-chasing lawyer, has his own enemies; and his son-in-law, former cop Marty Pullman, is so depressed over his wife´s death a year ago that he´s ready to kill himself, but not Morey. The number of victims - all elderly - grows, and the city is fearful once again.´´ The detectives´ investigation threatens to uncover a series of horrendous secrets, some buried within the heart of the police department itself, blurring the lines between heroes and villains. Grace MacBride´s cold-case-solving software may find the missing link - but at a terrible price.
Wolfgang Niedecken liest Bob Dylan Die Songs von Bob Dylan gehören zu den meistgespielten Liedern unserer Zeit. Der BAP-Sänger Wolfgang Niedecken liest den ersten Teil der Autobiografie seines großen Vorbildes, dessen Musik nicht nur ihn, sondern eine ganze Generation geprägt hat. Der BAP-Sänger liest den ersten Teil von Bob Dylans Autobiografie, DAS Musikbuchereignis 2004. 2004 erschien unter weltweitem Aufsehen ´´Chronicles´´, der lang erwartete erste Teil der Autobiografie von Bob Dylan. In dem Buch räumt der wohl einflussreichste Sänger seiner Generation mit den Mythen und Legenden auf, die sich um sein Leben und Werk ranken. Dylan, geboren 1941 unter dem Namen Robert Allen Zimmerman in Duluth/Minnesota, erzählt seine Geschichte selbst, blickt auf seine Kindheit zurück, schreibt leidenschaftlich über seine Musik und über die Einflüsse, die ihn geprägt haben. Jetzt 2005 hat sich einer der größten deutschen Dylan-Bewunderer, Wolfgang Niedecken, daran gemacht diese Biografie als Hörbuch einzulesen. Niedecken, geboren 1951, gründete Ende der 70er Jahre die Rockband BAP, deren Sänger und Frontmann er bis heute ist. Neben seiner Arbeit mit BAP nahm er auch zwei Soloalben auf, unter anderem ´´Leopardefell´´, eine Hommage an sein Vorbild Bob Dylan.
Bob Dylan räumt auf mit den Mythen und Legenden, die sich um sein Leben und Werk ranken, und erzählt seine Geschichte selbst. Wie er Anfang der sechziger Jahre nach New York kam, wo seine Karriere in den Folkclubs begann. Wie er zur Zeit der großen Unruhen in Amerika um seine künstlerische Identität kämpfen und seine Familie vor der Öffentlichkeit schützen musste. Wie ihm ein alter Jazzsänger 1987 half, eine große musikalische Krise zu überwinden. Er blickt auf seine Kindheit zurück und schreibt leidenschaftlich über seine Musik, auch über die Einflüsse, die ihn geprägt haben.
In the countryside of Victorian England, Edward Atherton, rector of Thornham St. Stephen, has taken on the arduous task of restoring the ancient church. But he should never have meddled with the tomb that lay beneath the church´s crumbling walls. The moment the workman raised the tomb lid, an unspeakable horror escaped. At a loss to explain the unsettling noises and frightening visions that begin to plague the church, Atherton calls upon fellow antiquarian and Cambridge professor Richard Asquith to help investigate the strange events that began in the wake of the tomb´s disturbance. The two discover tantalizing hints of whom and what may have been laid to rest in the tomb, but the unforeseen circumstances force Asquith to give up his inquiries and leave the small village of Thornham behind. Asquith tries to put the frightening experiences behind him and focus on his new wife and family. But death and disappearances abound, and Asquith soon has no choice but to confront the darkness that has followed him from that ancient church into his own home. Praise for Jonathan Aycliffe: ´Aycliffe has a fine touch´ Independent ´Aycliffe conjures up a feeling of dread that deepens with each unsettling incident´ Time Out ´ Naomi´s Room must rank among the finest of English ghost stories . . . They certainly don´t come more dark or fearsome.´ Newcastle Evening Chronicle
An internationally acclaimed artist presents an adventure that begins and ends with the click of a light bulb, using simple elements to create a visual tour de force that perfectly captures the joy of creative play and celebrates the power of imagination.
In 1965, a young research scientist named Margot Sharpe meets Elihu Hoopes, the subject of her study, a handsome amnesiac who cannot remember anything beyond the last seventy seconds. Over the course of thirty years, the two embark on mirroring journeys of self-discovery. The Man Without a Shadow is an eerie, ambitious, and structurally complex novel, as poignant as it is thrilling.
In this taut and fascinating novel, the bestselling, New York Times bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of The Sacrifice, The Accursed, and Lovely, Dark, Deep examines the mysteries of memory, personality, and identity and pierces the enigmatic force that drives human lives-love. In 1965, neuroscientist Margot Sharpe meets the attractive, charismatic Elihu Hoopes-the ´´man without a shadow´´-whose devastated memory, unable to store new experiences or to retrieve the old, will make him the most famous and most studied amnesiac in history. Over the course of the next thirty years, Margot herself becomes famous for her experiments with E. H.-and inadvertently falls in love with him, despite the ethical ambiguity of their affair, and though he remains forever elusive and mysterious to her, haunted by mysteries of the past. The Man Without a Shadow tracks the intimate, illicit relationship between Margot and Eli, as scientist and subject embark upon an exploration of the labyrinthine mysteries of the human brain. Where does ´´memory´´ reside? Where is ´´love´´? Is it possible to love an individual who cannot love you, who cannot ´´remember´´ you from one meeting to the next? Made vivid by her exceptional eye for detail and her keen insight into the human psyche, The Man Without A Shadow is a unique story of forbidden love, a kind of secret, evolving marriage, depicted in Joyce Carol Oates´s tight, impassioned prose. It is an uncanny, ambitious, and structurally complex novel that penetrates the mind and illuminates the heart.