Richard II found himself under siege not once, but twice in his minority. Crowned king at age ten, he was only fourteen when the Peasants' Revolt terrorized London. But he proved himself every bit the Plantagenet successor, facing Wat Tyler and the rebels when all seemed lost. Alas, his triumph was short-lived, and for the next ten years he struggled to assert himself against his uncles and increasingly hostile nobles.
In India, Swaminathan is a gentle and loving husband to Shanthi. Determined to be a good man to her, Swaminathan is unfortunately subject to Shanthi’s domineering abuse. When their daughter is born, Swaminathan knows he must present a good example to her, despite his wife’s behavior. But Shanthi hurts their daughter whenever she’s mad at Swaminathan, and he can’t take it anymore. He decides to leave the house and his family.
At 17, unmarried, unskilled, and pregnant, Maggie Gomez is abandoned by her boyfriend and evicted from her home by her parents. For five years, she leads a hardscrabble life on the underside of a Las Vegas ghetto, working at menial, minimum-wage jobs, to support herself and her asthmatic daughter. As her daughter's health declines, Maggie's need for money turns from needy to desperate. Either 5-year-old April gets an expensive operation, or she dies.
Ian is a young woman with an unusual name, a talent for painting – and a thirst for blood. Becoming a vampire is the most fun Ian’s ever had, partying all night and sleeping all day, safe in the knowledge of her new immortality. She's totally unprepared for the nastier side of being a vampire – unprepared, and suddenly alone. Sebastian has been the first lieutenant of a dangerous gang of vampire thugs for centuries.
Everything in New Braintree was efficient, comfortable, and convenient, but tightly controlled by PACE, a technology provider with dark ambitions of global dominance. And their proposed justice robot, MAX, is more of a politician than a judge, and lacks even simulated ethics. Railas, now fully operational, is the only alternative. He cannot be intimidated or bribed, and he was created to work against tyranny.
Mr, Cougar knows the time of his death. The Timeman can trap and enslave his soul. However, souls are community entities not a metaphysical item the Timeman should control. Due to knowing the time of his imminent demise, Mr. Cougar wants to give his loving family and dearest friends a farewell to remember. Without fear he also tells his precious daughter, who is thrown into a state of bewilderment, caught between love and community reprisal.
What are The Gifts Of Life? You will journey into a world unlike our own, yet still somewhat similar. A world where everyone has an extraordinary power. In Kelton Whide, a teenage boy named Perry lived a peaceful life, who was always preoccupied by friends and his strong curiosity. On the eve of the yearly Ascension Ceremony something sinister forces Perry to abandon his home. Swept on a journey, Perry and his friends fight for their survival in search for safety.
The first collection of stories from author Ana Elijah. The Silent Power was conceived when the author recollected her experience as Secret Angel, one chosen to pray for speakers at a Christian retreat, whose identity is unknown to everyone except the directors. At the same time, she was reading a book on the history of the CIA and the two merged together in her mind and led to the writing of the story. The Silent Power is about the secret life of a president’s daughter.
Paige is on a desperate quest to find her missing brother Todd. She has convinced her boyfriend Jason and their friends Heather and Rich to undertake a road trip from Louisiana to Las Vegas along the same route where her brother vanished nearly a month earlier. A broken down car forces them to seek help in Travis, an isolated West Texas town seemingly deserted from all outside appearances. But this is no ordinary ghost town.
If you could live forever, would you have forgotten about death? Following her investigations of what seems like a random series of murder, Detective Sanae Fadel unexpectedly met with Veron Holland, a mysterious man who recently arrived on the country carrying secrets within him. Unforeseen circumstances forcing them to work with each other and along the way, he revealed to her about the existence of an elusive group of people hidden behind the scenes–exploiting societies and challenging their beliefs.
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