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The Way of Shadows

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ISBN10 : 9780316040228

Publisher : Orbit

Number of Pages : 688

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: From NYT bestselling author Brent Weeks comes the first novel in his breakout fantasy trilogy in which a young boy trains under the city's most legendary and feared assassin, Durzo Blint. For Durzo Blint, assassination is an art--and he is the city's most accomplished artist. For Azoth, survival is precarious. Something you never take for granted. As a guild rat, he's grown up in the slums, and learned to judge people quickly--and to take risks. Risks like apprenticing himself to Durzo Blint. But to be accepted, Azoth must turn his back on his old life and embrace a new identity and name. As Kylar Stern, he must learn to navigate the assassins' world of dangerous politics and strange magics--and cultivate a flair for death. Devour this blockbuster tale of assassination and magic by Brent Weeks, which has delighted readers all over the world--with over one million copies in print! Night Angel The Way of Shadows Shadow's Edge Beyond the Shadows Night Angel: The Complete Trilogy (omnibus) Perfect Shadow: A Night Angel Novella (e-only) The Way of Shadows: The Graphic Novel For more from Brent Weeks, check out: Lightbringer The Black Prism The Blinding Knife The Broken Eye The Blood Mirror The Burning White

Red Shadows

Author : Robert E. Howard

ISBN10 : 9176393852

Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof

Number of Pages : 28

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: The roaming vigilante Solomon Kane comes upon a bleeding girl. As she lay dying in his arms, he vows to avenge her death and destroy the evil Le Loup. This gothic classic from Robert E. Howard is filled with suspense, horror and memorable monsters and villains. The action-packed "Red Shadows" is the first Solomon Kane story ever published. The 2009 film "Solomon Kane", starring James Purefoy and Max von Sydow, is based on Howard’s famous hero. Robert Ervin Howard (1906-1936) was an American author of a wide range of genres. He created the pulp fiction hero Conan the Barbarian and is regarded as the father of the sword and sorcery subgenre.

Mask of Shadows

Author : Linsey Miller

ISBN10 : 1492647500

Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.

Number of Pages : 352

Category : Young Adult Fiction

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Book Summary: "I love every aspect of this amazing book—a genderfluid hero, a deadly contest, and vicious courtly intrigue. Get! Read! Now!" —Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Times bestselling author I Needed to Win. They Needed to Die. Sallot Leon is a thief, and a good one at that. But gender fluid Sal wants nothing more than to escape the drudgery of life as a highway robber and get closer to the upper-class—and the nobles who destroyed their home. When Sal steals a flyer for an audition to become a member of The Left Hand—the Queen's personal assassins, named after the rings she wears—Sal jumps at the chance to infiltrate the court and get revenge. But the audition is a fight to the death filled with clever circus acrobats, lethal apothecaries, and vicious ex-soldiers. A childhood as a common criminal hardly prepared Sal for the trials. And as Sal succeeds in the competition, and wins the heart of Elise, an intriguing scribe at court, they start to dream of a new life and a different future, but one that Sal can have only if they survive. More Praise for Mask of Shadows: A Bustle Most Anticipated YA of 2017! "Compelling and relatable characters, a fascinating world with dangerous magic, and a dash of political intrigue: Mask of Shadows completely delivered. Fantasy fans will love this book."—Jodi Meadows, New York Times bestselling coauthor of My Lady Jane "An intriguing world and a fantastically compelling main character make for a can't-miss debut. Miller's Mask of Shadows will make you glad you're not an assassin—and even gladder Sal is."—Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of And I Darken and Now I Rise

The Shadows Between Us

Author : Tricia Levenseller

ISBN10 : 1250189977

Publisher : Feiwel & Friends

Number of Pages : 352

Category : Young Adult Fiction

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Book Summary: Tricia Levenseller, author of Daughter of the Pirate King, is back with an epic YA tale of ambition and love in The Shadows Between Us... “They’ve never found the body of the first and only boy who broke my heart. And they never will.” Alessandra is tired of being overlooked, but she has a plan to gain power: 1) Woo the Shadow King. 2) Marry him. 3) Kill him and take his kingdom for herself. No one knows the extent of the freshly crowned Shadow King’s power. Some say he can command the shadows that swirl around him to do his bidding. Others say they speak to him, whispering the thoughts of his enemies. Regardless, Alessandra knows what she deserves, and she’s going to do everything within her power to get it. But Alessandra’s not the only one trying to kill the king. As attempts on his life are made, she finds herself trying to keep him alive long enough for him to make her his queen—all while struggling not to lose her heart. After all, who better for a Shadow King than a cunning, villainous queen? “Tricia Levenseller’s latest, The Shadows Between Us, is a decadent and wickedly addictive fantasy, full of schemes and court intrigue, and delightful descriptions of food, which I am always a fan of.” —Kendare Blake, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Three Dark Crowns series

Shadows in the Field

Author : Gregory F. Barz,Timothy J. Cooley

ISBN10 : 9780199717194

Publisher : Oxford University Press

Number of Pages : 352

Category : Music

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Book Summary: Ethnomusicological fieldwork has significantly changed since the end of the the 20th century. Ethnomusicology is in a critical moment that requires new perspecitves on fieldwork - perspectives that are not addressed in the standard guides to ethnomusicological or anthropological method. The focus in ethnomusicological writing and teaching has traditionally centered around analyses and ethnographic representations of musical cultures, rather than on the personal world of understanding, experience, knowing, and doing fieldwork. Shadows in the Field deliberately shifts the focus of ethnomusicology and of ethnography in general from representation (text) to experience (fieldwork). The "new fieldwork" moves beyond mere data collection and has become a defining characteristic of ethnomusicology that engages the scholar in meaningful human contexts. In this new edition of Shadows in the Field, renowned ethnomusicologists explore the roles they themselves act out while performing fieldwork and pose significant questions for the field: What are the new directions in ethnomusicological fieldwork? Where does fieldwork of "the past" fit into these theories? And above all, what do we see when we acknowledge the shadows we cast in the field? The second edition of Shadows in the Field includes updates of all existing chapters, a new preface by Bruno Nettl, and seven new chapters addressing critical issues and concerns that have become increasingly relevant since the first edition.

Shadows of the Prophet

Author : Douglas S. Farrer

ISBN10 : 140209356X

Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media

Number of Pages : 311

Category : Social Science

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Book Summary: This is the first in-depth study of the Malay martial art, silat, and the first ethnographic account of the Haqqani Islamic Sufi Order. Drawing on 12 years of research and practice, the author provides a major contribution to the study of Malay culture.

Chasing Shadows

Author : Fred Burton,John R. Bruning

ISBN10 : 9780230117952

Publisher : St. Martin\'s Press

Number of Pages : 272

Category : True Crime

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Book Summary: On a warm Saturday night in July 1973 in Bethesda Maryland, a gunman stepped out from behind a tree and fired five point-blank shots into Joe Alon, an unassuming Israeli Air Force pilot and family man. Alon's sixteen-year-old neighbor, Fred Burton, was deeply shocked by this crime that rocked his sleepy suburban neighborhood. As it turned out, Alon wasn't just a pilot—he was a high-ranking military official and with intelligence ties. The assassin was never found and the case was closed. In 2007, Fred Burton—who had since become a State Department counterterrorism special agent—reopened the case. Here, in Chasing Shadows, Burton spins a gripping tale of the secret agents, double dealings, terrorists and heroes he encounters he chases leads around the globe in an effort to solve this decades-old murder. From swirling dogfights over Egypt and Hanoi to gun battles on the streets of Beirut, this action-packed thriller looks in the dark heart of the Cold War to show power is uses, misused, and sold to the most convenient bidder.

Out of the Shadows

Author : Timea Nagy,Shannon Moroney

ISBN10 : 0385692595

Publisher : Doubleday Canada

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Biography & Autobiography

Viewed : 1949

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Book Summary: NATIONAL BESTSELLER An unforgettable story of an ordinary woman in astonishing circumstances who defies the odds. Timea Nagy was twenty years old when she answered a newspaper ad in Budapest, Hungary, calling for young women to work as babysitters and housekeepers in Canada. Hired by what seemed like a legitimate recruitment agency, Timea left her home believing she would earn good money to send back to her family. What she didn't know was that she'd been lured by a ring of international human traffickers--and her life would never again be the same. Upon her arrival in Toronto, she was forced into sex labour in some of the city's seediest nightclubs, starved and controlled by her agents, and brainwashed to believe she was to blame for her situation. The only way she'd be free was when her debt was paid--but, no matter how hard she worked, that debt seemed only to go up, not down. Out of the Shadows is a gripping, heartbreaking and eye-opening journey deep into the underworld of human trafficking and the sex trade, told in riveting detail by one brave survivor. At once tragic and powerfully redemptive, Timea Nagy's story will stay with you long after you've read the last page.

Images and Shadows

Author : Iris Origo

ISBN10 : 1681373661

Publisher : New York Review of Books

Number of Pages : 392

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: An extraordinary memoir by Iris Origo, who chronicled political life in A Chill in the Air and War in Val d'Orcia, and now turns inward to describe her own family, the work of writing, and the transcience of memory. Images and Shadows, Iris Origo’s autobiographical account of her early life, is as perceptive and humane and beautifully written as her celebrated memoir War in Val d’Orcia. Origo’s father came from an old and moneyed American family, her mother was the daughter of an Irish peer, and Iris grew up in the most privileged of circumstances. Her father died of tuberculosis when he was only thirty, and her mother moved to Fiesole, Italy, where she and Iris developed a close friendship with the great connoisseur and art historian Bernard Berenson. Later, Origo and her Italian husband transformed a desolate and deforested Tuscan property into a flourishing estate, and it was there that she discovered her true calling as a writer. In Images and Shadows, Origo paints portraits of her shy, loving father and her headstrong mother, and describes beloved places, the books that formed her sensibility, and how she grew up and made her way in the world. She reflects on the pleasures and challenges of writing and evokes the persistence and fragility of memory. Images and Shadows is an autobiography that is as thoughtful as it is profoundly touching.

Global Shadows

Author : James Ferguson

ISBN10 : 0822387646

Publisher : Duke University Press

Number of Pages : 268

Category : Political Science

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Book Summary: Both on the continent and off, “Africa” is spoken of in terms of crisis: as a place of failure and seemingly insurmountable problems, as a moral challenge to the international community. What, though, is really at stake in discussions about Africa, its problems, and its place in the world? And what should be the response of those scholars who have sought to understand not the “Africa” portrayed in broad strokes in journalistic accounts and policy papers but rather specific places and social realities within Africa? In Global Shadows the renowned anthropologist James Ferguson moves beyond the traditional anthropological focus on local communities to explore more general questions about Africa and its place in the contemporary world. Ferguson develops his argument through a series of provocative essays which open—as he shows they must—into interrogations of globalization, modernity, worldwide inequality, and social justice. He maintains that Africans in a variety of social and geographical locations increasingly seek to make claims of membership within a global community, claims that contest the marginalization that has so far been the principal fruit of “globalization” for Africa. Ferguson contends that such claims demand new understandings of the global, centered less on transnational flows and images of unfettered connection than on the social relations that selectively constitute global society and on the rights and obligations that characterize it. Ferguson points out that anthropologists and others who have refused the category of Africa as empirically problematic have, in their devotion to particularity, allowed themselves to remain bystanders in the broader conversations about Africa. In Global Shadows, he urges fellow scholars into the arena, encouraging them to find a way to speak beyond the academy about Africa’s position within an egregiously imbalanced world order.

Marionettes, Masks and Shadows

Author : Wilfred H. Mills

ISBN10 : 1447495217

Publisher : Read Books Ltd

Number of Pages : 306

Category : Performing Arts

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Book Summary: A guide to the history, use and manufacture of Marionette dolls, chapters include, the marionette its family tree, choosing your play, making your stage, making your marionette, training your puppeteers and much more. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Stalking Shadows

Author : S.A. Hunter

ISBN10 :

Publisher : S.A. Hunter

Number of Pages : 264

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: Mary’s back, and she has to save Vicky from a supernatural threat. Helping her nemesis is the last thing Mary would choose, but she may be the only one able to save the cheerleader. While on a date, Vicky gets into a car wreck that leaves her in a coma. Through dreams, she reaches out to Mary for help. Mary isn’t happy to help her, but she’s willing to do almost anything to get the cheerleader out of her head. All Vicky can tell her is that something is clawing at her.

Shadows at Sunset

Author : Roger Munro

ISBN10 : 1861514174

Publisher : Mereo Books, mereobook, mereobooks

Number of Pages : 152

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: ÿWho is the strange, shadowy figure who ascends the steps of the abandoned cottage at precisely the same time each evening? Is the strange man dressed in black standing by the side of a deserted country road promising rescue ? or a death of unspeakable horror? And what is the true motive of the silent, withdrawn young man who joins a cycle touring group? These dark, imaginative short stories are the work of a retired Government scientist who now spends much of his time walking the lonely shores of the South Wales coast. Perhaps too much of his time...

Real-Time Shadows

Author : Elmar Eisemann,Michael Schwarz,Ulf Assarsson,Michael Wimmer

ISBN10 : 1439867690

Publisher : CRC Press

Number of Pages : 384

Category : Computers

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Book Summary: Important elements of games, movies, and other computer-generated content, shadows are crucial for enhancing realism and providing important visual cues. In recent years, there have been notable improvements in visual quality and speed, making high-quality realistic real-time shadows a reachable goal. Real-Time Shadows is a comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of real-time shadow techniques. It covers a large variety of different effects, including hard, soft, volumetric, and semi-transparent shadows. The book explains the basics as well as many advanced aspects related to the domain of shadow computation. It presents interactive solutions and practical details on shadow computation. The authors compare various algorithms for creating real-time shadows and illustrate how they are used in different situations. They explore the limitations and failure cases, advantages and disadvantages, and suitability of the algorithms in several applications. Source code, videos, tutorials, and more are available on the book’s website www.realtimeshadows.com.

Leaving the Shadows

Author : Brooklyn Ann

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Broken Angels

Number of Pages : 321

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1980

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Book Summary: Lead guitarist and apprentice mage Sylvis Jagwolfe has always been the quiet member of Rage of Angels. Though she enjoys spending time with her bandmates, she treasures moments of solitude when it’s just her, a guitar, and the wolf that’s been glued to her side lately. However, when battles against the Evil One’s horde accelerate, and her wolf turns out not to be a wolf, Sylvis discovers that she can’t remain in her shell any longer. She must emerge from the shadows, embrace her growing powers, and confront her awakening heart, or risk her side losing a critical alliance in the wars to come.

The Storyteller's Shadows

Author : Bill Reed

ISBN10 : 0648175693

Publisher : Reed Independent

Number of Pages : 416

Category : ,

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Book Summary: In a volume containing 14 original plays – including three shadow-play adaptions of Gogol, Morton and Runyon classics – the author resurrects a sadly neglected theatre genre – the shadow play combining traditional shadow techniques with normal acting to create ‘full-bodied’ mainstream plays.

Feast of Shadows

Author : Rick Wayne

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Rick Wayne

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: One part mystery. One part savagery. Three parts magic. Years ago, driven by greed, men penetrated the last soft places on earth. Out of the clear-cut jungle—out of nowhere—a man appeared, eyes rimmed in blue. The last shaman. A man who could make magic. Across five stories, five victims of the inexplicable narrate strange encounters with an enigmatic titan, a man without a past. Caught in his decades-long battle with an unseen foe, each is given the power to alter human history—or end it forever. To the White of the Bone (cont.) A mangled body floats to the surface of a reservoir with nothing to distinguish the victim save for a binding knot branded under her tongue. The case is routed to the NYPD’s resident occultist, an uncompromising homicide detective whose history of unusual and uncertain results has left her career in shambles. Dodging an inquiry into a fatal shooting and pursued by a homicidal witch, she contemplates a devil’s bargain to stop the killer, who just may be the Lord of Shadows.. The Song on the Green One by one, the children of an upscale Pennsylvania neighborhood are found crippled and catatonic, their minds seemingly vanished. As the panicked community searches in vain for a human predator, they neglect the only witness, an eight-year-old boy with a menagerie of strays, who is left to stand alone against the very creature that hunts him. Bright Black After carelessly killing an innocent, a beautiful aristocrat is cursed with eternal youth. Forced to endure as waves of friends and loved ones wither and fade around her, she wanders the ages in search of meaning—from the wars of Napoleon to the Victorians in India, from the Great Depression to the collapse of the Iron Curtain. Recruited as a spy in an occult war, she soon tires of blood and loss and retreats to a small village in the mountains, where an accident reveals missing memories and the ghosts of her past rise to remind her that the mistakes of five lifetimes are not so easily fled. Part urban fantasy, part magical whodunit, FEAST OF SHADOWS is a five-course occult mystery and the most devilish meal you’ll ever read. The complete epic conundrum is available in two parts.

The Folly of Chasing Shadows

Author : Iain Cambridge

ISBN10 : 3743808013

Publisher : BookRix

Number of Pages : 150

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: This is the last work of Ernest Wilkins, one of the late 19th Century's most popular romantic novelists and serves as a testament to the strange happenings that surrounded this, the final chapter in his life. For from the pages of his novels a killer like no other has emerged. As Ernest, and his faithful friend Hamish race against time to piece together the clues that would see this person hang, it seems that their killer is always one step ahead, but as the chase begins all is not as it seems, for the evidence suggests that Estelle, the one-time heroine from his previous novels, has made the jump from fantasy to reality. Meanwhile, murders continue to take place in London - Murders committed in the name of his creation.

Valley of the Shadows & Surrender

Author : Rochelle L. Holt

ISBN10 : 0595775896

Publisher : iUniverse

Number of Pages : 468

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1735

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Book Summary: Valley of the Shadows is a duet of two novels, concerning the fickleness of pursuing fame in a society that measures success by media adoration. In the title novel, Marya Brooks, an experienced poet in her seventies, decides to practice amateur obeah (voodoo) to cast negative spells on her favorite top five poets, the thriving competition. Only when each poet begins to die mysteriously does she develop guilt for her actions. Her former student, H.D., believes her research can dispute Marya's fallacious theories. Surrender, the second poem-novel, alternates between viewpoints of Rory Pole, an aspiring songwriter, and her idol, country music rising star, Maggie Moore. Also set in the southeast, primarily on both coasts of southern Florida, Rory is bitter when she receives no response from Maggie but notices that lines of her poems begin appearing in the singer's songs. In both novels, all characters eventually give up illusions and false patterns of behavior in these chilling stories, regarding the relevance of mass recognition and inordinate acclaim and adulation. They are novels-of-the-future, in accord with Anais Nin's tenets that commingle art with moral issues for compelling psychological literature.

Sasquatch - Legend in the Shadows

Author : James Stewart

ISBN10 : 1456091581

Publisher : PublishAmerica

Number of Pages : 170

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 605

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Book Summary: "In a chance to get away from the college scene for a few days, three young students have embarked on a camping trip in the northern part of Washington State. However, unknown to them, this is the territory where the legendary Shadow Beast lives. Having accidentally wounded one of these beasts, it has put all their lives in danger. The Shadow Beasts now come seeking revenge. Joseph, being a Native American, now must choose between his native ancestry, with its myths and beliefs, or the white man's way. His decision or indecision could very well cost him his life. Ethan's faith in himself, and his ability to control his greatest fear will be tested as he finds himself alone in a narrow tunnel that leads to a dead end. Chase, after being kidnapped by the Shadow Beast, is now trapped in an abandoned old mine. A mysterious elderly man confronts Chase and tells him that he must save the life of the wounded Shadow Beast, or face their wrath. Now the honor and courage of these three young men will be tested as never before in their lives. With their decisions deciding whether they live or die.