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.
The return of the bestselling, award-winning economist extraordinaire! Chronicles provides Piketty´s analysis of the financial crisis, of subjects and individuals, from productivity in Britain to Barack Obama. The very best of his writing for Liberation from the past ten years, translated into English for the 1st time, it will cement his reputation as the leading thinker in the world today.
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.
Before there was Black Company, there was the Dread Empire. This omnibus collects the first three novels in Glen Cooks fantasy saga--´´A Shadow of All Nights Falling, Octobers Baby,´´ and ´´All Darkness Met´´--and includes an Introduction by Jeff VanderMeer.
The Mayan god of death sends a young woman on a harrowing, life-changing journey in this dark, one-of-a-kind fairy tale inspired by Mexican folklore. ´´Simultaneously heartbreaking and heart-mending, Gods of Jade and Shadow is a wondrous and magical tale about choosing our own path.´´-Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling author of The Iron Druid Chronicles The Jazz Age is in full swing, but Casiopea Tun is too busy cleaning the floors of her wealthy grandfather´s house to listen to any fast tunes. Nevertheless, she dreams of a life far from her dusty small town in southern Mexico. A life she can call her own. Yet this new life seems as distant as the stars, until the day she finds a curious wooden box in her grandfather´s room. She opens it-and accidentally frees the spirit of the Mayan god of death, who requests her help in recovering his throne from his treacherous brother. Failure will mean Casiopea´s demise, but success could make her dreams come true. In the company of the strangely alluring god and armed with her wits, Casiopea begins an adventure that will take her on a cross-country odyssey from the jungles of Yucatán to the bright lights of Mexico City-and deep into the darkness of the Mayan underworld. Advance praise for Gods of Jade and Shadow ´´A magical novel of duality, tradition, and change . . . Moreno-Garcia´s seamless blend of mythology and history provides a ripe setting for Casiopea´s stellar journey of self-discovery, which culminates in a dramatic denouement. Readers will gladly immerse themselves in Moreno-Garcia´s rich and complex tale of desperate hopes and complicated relationships.´´-Publishers Weekly (starred review) ´´Silvia Moreno-Garcia´s prose is like the best kind of fairy tale-dark, enchanting, and makes you wish that you could live within its pages. Casiopea´s journey belongs on every bookshelf.´´-Zoraida Córdova, award-winning author of Labyrinth Lost ´´Set in a lushly rendered and gorgeous world, this is historical fantasy at its best: a fresh, feminist coming-of-age tale that lets the ancient and the new meld and clash, a tale you can´t put down.´´-S. A. Chakraborty, author of The City of Brass and The Kingdom of Copper
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.