The Long Patrol: A Tale from Redwall

By Brian Jacques, Allan Curless

The murderous Rapscallion military is at the circulate. Dealt a humiliating defeat by way of girl Cregga Rose Eyes, the Badger girl of Salamandastron, who nonetheless pursues them, the Rapscallions are heading inland to take an excellent larger prize: the peaceable Abbey of Redwall. The elite battling unit of hares, the lengthy Patrol, is named out to attract them off. on the leading edge is the younger hare Tammo, the lead sword in a single of the main ferocious battles Redwall has ever faced?ready to struggle to the demise!

?[Jacques is] a masterful storyteller. . . . As within the different Redwall books, the combo of an soaking up plot, powerful characterization, and targeted description make the unconventional a page-turner.?
?The Horn Book

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The Swiss Family Robinson (Penguin Classics)

By Johann Wyss

Soon to be a massive movie from Disney, this liked vintage is released right here in its authoritative unique English version

one of many world?s best-loved tales of shipwreck and survival, The Swiss kin Robinson portrays a family?s fight to create a brand new existence for themselves on a wierd and remarkable tropical island. Blown off beam by means of a raging hurricane, the family?a Swiss pastor, his spouse, their 4 younger sons, plus canines and a shipload of livestock?must depend upon each other with the intention to adapt to their wishes the average wonders in their unique new domestic. encouraged by means of Daniel Defoe?s Robinson Crusoe, this vintage tale of invention and event has fired the imaginations of readers because it first seemed in 1812. Freely translated through the years, with significant sections excised and new subplots further, the radical is released the following in its unique English translation, totally restored for a brand new new release of readers.

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Down the Nile: Alone in a Fisherman's Skiff

By Rosemary Mahoney

Whilst Rosemary Mahoney, in 1998, took a solo journey down the Nile in a seven-foot rowboat, she stumbled on sleek Egypt for herself. As a rower, she confronted crocodiles and testy river currents; as a feminine, she faced deeply-held ideals approximately international ladies whereas carefully ultimate open to real friendship; and, as a tourist, she skilled occasions that ranged from the funny to the hair-raising--including an come upon that started as some of the most scary of her existence and ended as an edifying and chastening lesson in human nature and cultural false impression. no matter if she's assembly Nubians and Egyptians, or discovering connections to Westerners who traveled up the Nile in prior times--Florence Nightingale and Gustave Flaubert between them--Mahoney's expert interest concerning the international by no means ceases to captivate the reader.

"A pilgrimage approximately pilgrims and holy locations that isn't purely enlightening but in addition very funny." -Paul Theroux (on The Singular Pilgrim)

"Mahoney is a perfectly powerful catalytic agent: she is going to eire and simply makes the rustic occur round her." -Jonathan Raban (on Whoredom in Kimmage)

"Mahoney, who has been rowing for 10 12 months, brilliantly juxtaposes an account of her personal palm-blistering hours at the Nile....with the diary entries of 2 Victorian travelers-Gustave Flaubert and Florence Nightingale."
--Lisa Fugard, New York instances e-book Review

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The Eye of God (Sigma Force)

By James Rollins

In The Eye of God, a Sigma strength novel, New York Times bestselling writer James Rollins can provide an apocalyptic imaginative and prescient of a destiny envisioned by way of the far-off past.
In the wilds of Mongolia, a study satellite tv for pc has crashed, triggering an explosive look for its worthy shipment: a code-black physics venture hooked up to the learn of darkish energy—and a stunning snapshot of the japanese seaboard of the us in utter ruin.
At the Vatican, a package deal arrives containing unusual artifacts: a cranium scrawled with historical Aramaic and a tome sure in human pores and skin. DNA facts finds that either got here from an analogous physique: the lengthy useless Mongol king Genghis Khan.
Commander grey Pierce and Sigma strength got down to find a fact tied to the autumn of the Roman Empire, to a secret going again to the delivery of Christianity, and to a weapon hidden for hundreds of years that holds the destiny of humanity.

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Over the Edge: The True Story of the Kidnap and Escape of Four Climbers in Central Asia

By Greg Child

*CLICK the following to obtain pattern chapters from Over the sting *

* a distinct kind of actual mountain climbing adventure—this one with terrorists, kidnappings, and AK47s

* New afterword by way of the author

* First time in paperback

Before sunrise on August 12, 2000, 4 of America’s most sensible younger rock climbers—Tommy Caldwell, Beth Rodden, Jason “Singer” Smith, and John Dickey—were asleep of their portaledges excessive at the Yellow Wall within the Pamir-Alai mountain variety of Kyrgyzstan. At first light, they might be abducted at gunpoint by means of fanatical militants of the Islamic move of Uzbekistan (IMU), which operates out of mystery bases in Tajikistan and Afghanistan and is associated with Al Qaeda. the abductors, themselves slightly out in their teenagers, meant to take advantage of their hostages as human shields and for ransom cash as they moved throughout Kyrgyzstan. They concealed the climbers through day and marched them via evening via freezing, treacherous mountain terrain, with little meals, no fresh water, and the consistent risk of execution.

The 4 climbers -- the oldest of them simply 25 -- could see a fellow hostage, a Kyrgyz soldier, performed earlier than their eyes. And in a notable life-and-death crucible over six terrifying days, they might be pressured to choose from saving their very own lives and committing an act none of them suggestion they ever could.

In Over the Edge, the climbers exhibit the full tale in their nightmarish ordeal to journalist and climber Greg baby. With riveting info, baby re-creates the whole hour-by-hour drama, from the 1st ricocheting bullets to the climatic selection that profits them their freedom. Set in a quarter rife with narcotics and terrorism, this can be a compelling tale approximately loyalty and the desire to outlive. What maintains to make it proper at the present time, 15 years after the occasions came about, is the geopolitical context -- the incident occurred, eerily, at the eve of 9–/11; the truth that a minimum of of the 4 climbers remain favourite within the game; and the main points included into the tale round the media hype and controversy in regards to the climbers and their story.

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Scorpion Strike

By John J. Nance

In the wake of desolate tract hurricane, a defecting Iraqi scientist has published Saddam Hussein's frightening plans for a devastating counterstrike opposed to his enemies...and the area. with out time to spare, American forces needs to remobilize to find and neutralize the underground laboratory the place a deadly super-virus is able to be unleashed. yet an eleventh-hour catastrophe thrusts the complete challenge into the fingers of Air strength comrades-in-arms Colonel Will Westerman and Reserve Colonel-turned-commercial pilot Doug Harris. Flying into the center of Iraqi strength, they need to depend upon their skills--and every one other--as by no means ahead of, to accomplish a project that appears an increasing number of like a suicide run...

From the Paperback edition.

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The Wealth of Kings

By Sam Ferguson

Al has lower back to his domestic in Roegudok corridor after his adventures with Erik and grasp Lepkin comprehensive. As any new king may still, Al is quickly to prepare his state and fill vacancies left within the royal courtroom within the aftermath of the numerous battles the dwarves have been pulled into.

Looking for higher knowledge, he turns to his father's library. He quickly stumbles upon a dismal mystery that dwells within the depths of the mountain. Al's look for the Wealth of Kings, may possibly end up to be his most interesting hour... or it will possibly devour all who reside inside of Roegudok corridor and unharness a bad evil that used to be misplaced and buried in the course of the time of the Ancients.

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The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus, Book 1)

By Rick Riordan

Jason has a problem. He does not take into account whatever ahead of waking up on a college bus protecting arms with a woman. it seems that she's his female friend Piper, his ally is a child named Leo, and they are all scholars within the desert university, a boarding tuition for "bad kids." What he did to finish up the following, Jason has no idea-except that every thing turns out very wrong.

Piper has a secret. Her father has been lacking for 3 days, and her shiny nightmares display that he is in bad threat. Now her boyfriend does not realize her, and while a freak typhoon and weird creatures assault in the course of a college box journey, she, Jason, and Leo are whisked away to somewhere referred to as Camp Half-Blood. what's going?

Leo has a fashion with instruments. His new cabin at Camp Half-Blood is full of them. heavily, where beats barren region college arms down, with its guns education, monsters, and fine-looking ladies. what is troubling is the curse every person retains conversing approximately, and camper's long past lacking. most eldritch of all, his bunkmates insist they're all-including Leo-related to a god.

Rick Riordan, the best-selling writer of the Percy Jackson sequence, pumps up the motion and suspense in The misplaced Hero, the 1st ebook within the Heroes of Olympus sequence. enthusiasts of demi-gods, prophesies, and quests may be left breathless--and panting for ebook .

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