Your cart is empty
Showing 1 - 25 of 310 matches in All departments
My name is Kvothe. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. You may have heard of me. So begins the tale of a hero told from his own point of view ? a story unequaled in fantasy literature. Now in THE WISE MAN?S FEAR, Day Two of The Kingkiller Chronicle, an escalating rivalry with a powerful member of the nobility forces Kvothe to leave the University and seek his fortune abroad. Adrift, penniless, and alone, he travels to Vintas, where he quickly becomes entangled in the politics of courtly society. While attempting to curry favor with a powerful noble, Kvothe uncovers an assassination attempt, comes into conflict with a rival arcanist, and leads a group of mercenaries into the wild, in an attempt to solve the mystery of who (or what) is waylaying travelers on the King's Road. All the while, Kvothe searches for answers, attempting to uncover the truth about the mysterious Amyr, the Chandrian, and the death of his parents. Along the way, Kvothe is put on trial by the legendary Adem mercenaries, is forced to reclaim the honor of the Edema Ruh, and travels into the Fae realm. There he meets Felurian, the faerie woman no man can resist, and who no man has ever survived...until Kvothe. In THE WISE MAN?S FEAR, Kvothe takes his first steps on the path of the hero and learns how difficult life can be when a man becomes a legend in his own time.
A doll that may be haunted leads three friends on a thrilling
adventure in this delightfully creepy novel from the "New York
Times "bestselling cocreator of the Spiderwick Chronicles.
The CliffsNotes study guide on William Golding's Lord of the Flies supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, a graphical character map, critical commentaries, expanded glossaries, and a comprehensive index, all for you to use as an educational tool that will allow you to better understand the work. This study guide was written with the assumption that you have read Lord of the Flies. Reading a literary work doesn't mean that you immediately grasp the major themes and devices used by the author; this study guide will help supplement your reading to be sure you get all you can from Golding's Lord of the Flies. CliffsNotes Review tests your comprehension of the original text and reinforces learning with questions and answers, practice projects, and more. For further information on William Golding and Lord of the Flies, check out the CliffsNotes Resource Center at www.cliffsnotes.com. IN THIS AUDIOBOOK Learn about the Life and Background of William Golding ?Hear an Introduction to Lord of the Flies ?Explore themes, character development, and recurring images in the Critical Commentaries ?Learn new words from the Glossary at the end of each Chapter ?Examine in-depth Character Analyses ?Acquire an understanding of Lord of the Flies with Critical Essays ?Reinforce what you learn to further your study online at www.cliffsnotes.com
Penguin presents the complete, unabridged audiobook of Wonder by R. J. Palacio, read by Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd and Diana Steele.'My name is August. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.'Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things - eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids aren't stared at wherever they go.Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life. Now, for the first time, he's being sent to a real school. All he wants is to be accepted - but can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all?Astonishingly powerful, WONDER is a read you'll never forget.
My name is Kvothe.
I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep.
You may have heard of me.
So begins a tale unequaled in fantasy literature?the story of a hero told in his own voice. It is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.
?It is a rare and great pleasure to find a fantasist writing?with true music in the words?. Wherever Pat Rothfuss goes?he?ll carry us with him as a good singer carries us through a song.? ?Ursula K. Le Guin, bestselling author and winner of the National Book Award
The story of a student who went to extraordinary lengths - including living in a van on a campus parking lot - to complete his education without sacrificing his financial future. In a frank and self-deprecating voice, memoirist Ken Ilgunas writes about the existential terror of graduating from college with $32,000 in student debt. Inspired by Thoreau, Ilgunas set himself a mission: get out of debt as soon as humanly possible. To that end, he undertook an extraordinary 3-year transcontinental journey, driving to Alaska and taking a series of low-paying jobs. Debt-free, Ilgunas then enrolled himself in a master's program at Duke University, using the last of his savings to buy himself a used Econoline, his new "dorm." The van, stationed in a campus parking lot, would be an adventure, a challenge, a test of his limits. It would be, in short, his "Walden on Wheels." Ilgunas went public in a widely read Salon article that spoke to the urgent student debt situation in America today. He offers a funny and pointed perspective on the dilemma faced by those who seek an education but who also want to, as Thoreau wrote, "live deep and suck out all the marrow of life."
This CliffsNotes study guide on John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, a graphical character map, critical commentaries, expanded glossaries, and a comprehensive index, all for you to use as an educational tool that will allow you to better understand the work. This study guide was written with the assumption that you have read Of Mice and Men. Reading a literary work doesn't mean that you immediately grasp the major themes and devices used by the author; this study guide will help supplement you reading to be sure you get all you can from Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. CliffsNotes Review tests your comprehension of the original text and reinforces learning with questions and answers, practice projects, and more. For further information on John Steinbeck and Of Mice and Men, check out the CliffsNotes Resource Center at www.cliffsnotes.com. IN THIS AUDIOBOOK Learn about the Life and Background of John Steinbeck ?Hear an Introduction to Of Mice and Men ?Explore themes, character development, and recurring images in the Critical Commentaries ?Learn new words from the Glossary at the end of each Chapter ?Examine in-depth Character Analyses ?Acquire an understanding of Of Mice and Men with Critical Essays ?Reinforce what you learn to further your study online at www.cliffsnotes.com
Set in San Francisco in 1956, The Broken Bubble traces the ups and downs and ins and outs of four characters who are not quite sure of the lives they?re living. Jim Briskin, local radio DJ, his ex-wife Pat, the young married couple Art and Rachel Emmanual ? all are acutely observed and sympathetically portrayed. Briskin is suspended from his job for refusing to read a particularly repellant ad, while Art foolishly gets mixed up in a group of absurd would-be revolutionaries. As they all get entangled and not quite disentangled with each other, it becomes apparent they are seeking only ? in typical Dick fashion ? to live more or less happily - if not ever after, then at least for a while. Modest as it may seem, it is an ambition very difficult to achieve.
I was told to beware the accursed spindle, but it was so enchanting, so hypnotic . . . I was looking for a little adventure the day I ditched my tour group. But finding a comatose town, with a hot-looking chick asleep in it, was so not what I had in mind. I awakened in the same place but in another time ? to a stranger's soft kiss. I couldn't help kissing her. Sometimes you just have to kiss someone. I didn't know this would happen. Now I am in dire trouble because my father, the king, says I have brought ruin upon our country. I have no choice but to run away with this commoner Now I?m stuck with a bratty princess and a trunk full of her jewels . . . The good news: My parents will freak Think you have dating issues? Try locking lips with a snoozing stunner who turns out to be 316 years old. Can a kiss transcend all ? even time?
Even if he wasn't the lead singer of the insanely popular college band Luminescent Juliet, Justin Noel wouldn't have to work at picking up women. It only takes one flash of his dimples to make ladies swoon. And they do ? nightly. Which is perfect because Justin doesn't have any interest in a relationship that might last longer than sunrise. For tattoo artist Allie Landon, guys like Justin are a joke. Since her ex broke her heart, Allie rarely dates, and she wouldn't be caught dead with a bad-boy type like Justin. But when her ex unexpectedly shows up, desperation forces Allie to introduce Justin as her boyfriend. Justin's more than happy to play along ? after all, who wouldn't want to be with Allie? She's hot and she can ink a killer tattoo. When playing along starts to mean something more to Justin, he discovers that Allie exposes emotional depths within his soul that he didn't know he had. But Allie's life isn't what it seems, and there's little room in her shattered and confused heart to let Justin in. As Justin grapples with an increasing need to have her in his life, Allie finds that ignoring the growing attraction ? both physical and emotional ? between them is becoming more difficult than tattoo removal.
Unable to escape his own past, Rick Cahill risks his life for a woman who is hiding her own. Rick Cahill was never convicted of his wife's murder, but he was never exonerated either. Not by the police. Not by the media. Not even by himself. Eight years later, police suspicion and his own guilt remain over his responsibility in his wife's death. When he meets Melody Malana, a beautiful yet secretive TV reporter, he sees a chance to love again. When she is arrested for murder and asks Rick for help, the former cop says no, but the rest of him says yes, and he grasps at a chance for love and redemption. Rick's attempt to help turns terribly wrong, and he becomes a suspect in the murder and target of a police manhunt. On the run, Rick encounters desperate people who will kill to keep their pasts buried. Before Rick can save himself and bring down a murderer, he must confront the truth about his own past and untangle his feelings for a woman he can never fully trust.
You may like...
VITATECH Vitamin D3 (30 Tablets)
R49 Discovery Miles 490
Nadine Gordimer Paperback (2)
Sylvanian Families - Walnut Squirrel…
R495 Discovery Miles 4 950
Maped Vivo 1 Hole Sharpener (Assorted…
John Stevenson Blu-ray disc
White & Navy Stripe Neckerchief
R69 Discovery Miles 690
Bosch Sensixx Secure Steam Iron (2400W…
Welcome To Arkham Asylum: Door Mat
R409 Discovery Miles 4 090
Lucky Supa - 3 Piece Plastic Comb Set…
R25 Discovery Miles 250
Nadine Gordimer Paperback (2)