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.
Once, only her own life hung in the balance??? When Yelena was a poison taster, her life was simpler. She survived to become a vital part of the balance of power between rival countries Ixia and Sitia. Now she uses her magic to keep the peace in both lands???and protect her relationship with Valek. Suddenly, though, dissent is rising. And Valek???s job???and his life???are in danger. As Yelena tries to uncover her enemies, she faces a new challenge: her magic is blocked.And now she must find a way to keep not only herself but all that she holds dear alive. A CHRONICLES OF IXIA NOVEL ´A compelling new fantasy series??? ??? Rhianna Pratchett, SFX on Poison Study The Chronicles of Ixia Poison Study Magic Study Fire Study Storm Glass Sea Glass Spy Glass Shadow Study
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.
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.
When night took hold would he stand in awe at those bodies forever beyond his touch? The trunk was far wider than he was tall , black and shining, gnarled, at first glance it reminded him of an ancient yew with many trunks intertwined as one, like wide ropes, knots and boles, a parody of a tree with no leaves or needles but an array of small bones, none of its branches swayed in the breeze. It stood brooding, motionless like no other tree he had ever seen. Its trunk formed of faces screaming to be free, arms and legs entwined with bodies. locked together for eternity, its main branches composed of long bones fused as one, branching off into smaller versions of themselves a grotesque mockery of natural trees, ending in bud-like structures of knuckles, small bones and teeth looking much like fruit and flowers. Prydain stood eighty feet tall, it´s all-encompassing branches appeared just as wide casting a bone-chilling shadow across the snow. Almund took a deep breath as he stepped back, slipping on a half-buried pile of bones that crunched beneath his boot. At first glance, Prydain looked as though conjured by some mad sorcerer, not grown from this good earth, but this was no trick, for all its deathly stillness he could feel its energy not formed by man but planted, its roots deep within the earth, abet many years ago in this rich soil for the veneration of Achren.
Turkey stands at the crossroads of the Middle East--caught between the West and ISIS, Syria and Russia, and governed by an increasingly hard-line leader. Acclaimed writer Kaya Genc has been covering his country for the past decade.
In a book without words, a young girl creates imaginative stories with fantastical worlds using the shadows of such everyday objects as a vacuum, a shoe, and an apple, transforming them with the click of a lamp switch.