Author: Emily Mayhew
Publisher: Profile Books
What happens when you reach the threshold of life and death - and come back? As long as humans have lived on the planet, there have been wars, and injured soldiers and civilians. But today, as we engage in wars with increasingly sophisticated technology, we are able to bring people back from ever closer encounters with death. Historian Emily Mayhew explores the reality of medicine and injury in wartime, from the trenches of World War One to the plains of Afghanistan and the rehabilitation wards of Headley Court in Surrey. Mixing vivid and compelling stories of unexpected survival with astonishing insights from the front line of medicine, A Heavy Reckoning is a book about how far we have come in saving, healing and restoring the human body. From the plastic surgeon battling to restore function to a blasted hand to the double amputee learning to walk again on prosthetic legs, Mayhew gives us a new understanding of the limits of human life and the extraordinary costs paid physically and mentally by casualties all over the world.
Author: Eric Meyer
Battle Beyond Earth: Resurrection. The first instalment in an epic new series that tells of humanity's desperate struggle to survive in an uncertain and war-torn future. Four centuries have passed since the end of the alien invasion that almost destroyed humanity. The surviving races, human and alien, now live in peace as allies. But when a terrifying new enemy cuts a path of destruction through the Alliance, there seems little hope of resistance. The situation is desperate, and desperate measures are required. With reluctance, they agree to resurrect a hero from the past, Colonel Mitch Taylor. A mortally wounded man held in suspended animation since the end of the last war. A man who may hold the only key to their survival. Taylor emerges into a world he no longer recognises. A new alien race lives among them, a race he does not trust. Society, the Marine Corps, even the way he speaks, nothing fits this new life. Many in the Alliance refuse to accept him, for Taylor is an icon of a bygone era. Respected by some, hated by many. Isolated, alone, regarded as little more than a relic of a past era, he must accept the horror of knowing his old life is gone. He must also overcome the new enemy that stands before him, an enemy that wants nothing more than to destroy all known life in the universe. Battle Beyond Earth is a futuristic sci-fi action adventure, a standalone story in its own right. Yet it will also give a new perspective and a new storyline to the readers who followed Mitch Taylor's exploits in the epic series 'Battle Earth'.
Author: Nick S Thomas
Battle Beyond Earth: Insurrection. The second instalment in an epic new series that tells of humanity's desperate struggle to survive in an uncertain and war-torn future. The Alliance of Human, Krys, Aranui, and Cholan peoples lies in tatters, after they turn on one another when a new threat emerges. The enemy is the Morohta, led by their fearsome queen, Bolormaa. A hard fought battle buys the Alliance valuable time, until the Morohta force the submission of the Cholan Empire. The Cholans then point their guns at the Alliance and demand their surrender. Confronted by a fleet led by the most powerful ship in the universe, Colonel Taylor faces obliteration. He has just one hour to avoid catastrophe and take the fight to the enemy. Yet Taylor is not content to win a single battle. Still outnumbered and outgunned, he embarks on a quest to re-unite the four races. There is still a chance to snatch victory from defeat when a rumour spreads of an ancient and powerful weapon that could turn the tide of the coming war. Taylor has no option but to gamble everything on a final, daring mission to force the Cholans to fulfil the obligations they swore to the Alliance. Battle Beyond Earth is a futuristic sci-fi action adventure, a standalone story. It will also give a new perspective and storyline to the readers who followed Mitch Taylor's exploits in the epic series 'Battle Earth.'
Author: Michael Carroll
Fans of the hit TV show Heroes will love Quantum Prophecy! Ten years ago, all the superhumans vanished. No one knows what happened to them--until now. Thirteen-year-olds Danny and Colin are shocked to discover that they are in fact the beginning of a renewed superhuman race. As they rise to take the place of the lost generation, the unimaginable truth behind the explosive final battle that occurred ten years ago between the superheroes and the supervillains is exposed. And when the past resurfaces, Danny and his fellow superheroes must face the new challenges that threaten their survival. On the run from everyone, and not knowing who is friend or foe, the one ability the new heroes are going to need most is the power to distinguish good from evil. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Wendy Higgins
Publisher: Harper Collins
Fans of Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series will be drawn to Wendy Higgins's sexy, thrilling Sweet Evil series. In Sweet Reckoning, the time has come for Anna, daughter of a guardian angel and a fallen one, to accept her fate as the chosen one. She is destined to rid the earth of demons once and for all. But as Anna and her Nephilim allies prepare for the evil brewing, the powerful Dukes use Anna's love for bad boy Kaidan Rowe against her, and her strength is put to the ultimate test. How far will the two of them go to keep each other alive? Will love conquer all in the final battle between good and evil?
Author: S.J. Harper
Join Agents Emma Monroe and Zack Armstrong. She’s sacrificed. He’s suffered. They’ve both been betrayed. Now it’s time for a reckoning. Special Agent Emma Monroe has a secret. She’s a Fallen Siren, cursed by the gods and banished to Earth for her failure to prevent the kidnapping of Persephone. As an FBI agent she saves the lives of others believing redemption could be one rescue away. Her partner Zack is a werewolf and former Black Ops sniper who once carried out a string of questionable assignments. Now he’s determined to atone for his past. Ironically, there’s a portion of his past Zack doesn’t remember—an affair with Emma. Giving into their attraction for one another almost led to their undoing. Now it’s back to business as usual. While trying to unravel the mystery behind a series of kidnappings in Southern California, Emma and Zack become entangled with political tensions in the vampire and Were worlds. Not to mention the struggles they face in their relationship with one another. With so much uncertainty, they come to realize the only thing they can really count on is one another…or can they?
Author: Jude Watson
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Qui-Gon Jinn's evil former apprentice, Xanatos, has set a trap for his old Master. He has lured Qui-Gon and young Obi-Wan Kenobi to his home planet of Telos--and has framed them for a crime they didn't commit. The penalty is death.
Author: Sue Klebold
Publisher: Broadway Books
The acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Sue Klebold, mother of one of the Columbine shooters, about living in the aftermath of Columbine. On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Over the course of minutes, they would kill twelve students and a teacher and wound twenty-four others before taking their own lives. For the last sixteen years, Sue Klebold, Dylan’s mother, has lived with the indescribable grief and shame of that day. How could her child, the promising young man she had loved and raised, be responsible for such horror? And how, as his mother, had she not known something was wrong? Were there subtle signs she had missed? What, if anything, could she have done differently? These are questions that Klebold has grappled with every day since the Columbine tragedy. In A Mother’s Reckoning, she chronicles with unflinching honesty her journey as a mother trying to come to terms with the incomprehensible. In the hope that the insights and understanding she has gained may help other families recognize when a child is in distress, she tells her story in full, drawing upon her personal journals, the videos and writings that Dylan left behind, and on countless interviews with mental health experts. Filled with hard-won wisdom and compassion, A Mother’s Reckoning is a powerful and haunting book that sheds light on one of the most pressing issues of our time. And with fresh wounds from the Newtown and Charleston shootings, never has the need for understanding been more urgent. All author profits from the book will be donated to research and to charitable organizations focusing on mental health issues. — Washington Post, Best Memoirs of 2016
Author: Thomas E. Sniegoski
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The first three volumes in the New York Times bestselling The Fallen series is available as an eBook boxed set. Join the ultimate quest for redemption. The son of a mortal and an angel, Aaron has been chosen to redeem the Fallen. But as war rages between Heaven and Hell, evil powers gain strength at every turn. Aaron must harness the incredible force within him if he’s going to save himself and the girl he loves—let alone the entire world. And Aaron is out to prove that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. This eBook boxed set chronicles Aaron’s quest for redemption and includes The Fallen 1, The Fallen 2, and The Fallen 3.
Author: Nick S Thomas
Battle Beyond Earth: Revenge. The fifth instalment in an epic new series that tells of humanity's desperate struggle to survive in an uncertain and war-torn future. The war appeared lost before it had begun, and the despotic Queen Bolormaa seemed unstoppable. Until an unlikely alien ally paved the way to victory. Zaya was the exiled son of the Mohrotan Queen. A powerful and resourceful fighter who could yet provide the key to victory, but at what cost? Zaya cared for nothing and nobody. He had a single ambition, to destroy his mother. Earth's weakened fleet faces the terrifying prospect of another alien invasion. An invasion that it cannot hope to prevent. Colonel Mitch Taylor discovers that the President of the Alliance has become trapped during the battle. They must save him if there is to be any hope of holding the Alliance together. Taylor throws himself into the middle of a ground war on Earth. Although Bolormaa is not there to toy with her prey. She is closing in to destroy Taylor, and the survival of all humanity hangs in the balance. Taylor's fate lies in the hands of his friends, his comrades, and an alien ally who owes him nothing. Queen Bolormaa looks set to take her revenge. Battle Beyond Earth is a futuristic sci-fi action adventure sequel. It is also a standalone story. It will give a new perspective and storyline to those readers who followed Mitch Taylor's exploits in the bestselling series 'Battle Earth.'
Author: Matt Fitzgerald
The 1989 Ironman World Championship was the greatest race ever in endurance sports. In a spectacular duel that became known as the Iron War, the world's two strongest athletes raced side by side at world-record pace for a grueling 139 miles. Driven by one of the fiercest rivalries in triathlon, Dave Scott and Mark Allen raced shoulder to shoulder through Ironman's 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike race, and 26.2-mile marathon. After 8 punishing hours, both men would demolish the previous record--and cross the finish line a mere 58 seconds apart. In his new book Iron War, sports journalist Matt Fitzgerald writes a riveting epic about how Allen and Scott drove themselves and each other through the most awe-inspiring race in sports history. Iron War goes beyond the pulse-pounding race story to offer a fascinating exploration of the lives of the world's two toughest men and their unquenchable desire to succeed. Weaving an examination of mental resolve into a gripping tale of athletic adventure, Iron War is a soaring narrative of two champions and the paths that led to their stunning final showdown.
Author: William Joyce, Laura Geringer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Nicholas St. North, a daredevil swordsman seeking treasure in the fiercely guarded village of Santoff Claussen finds, instead, the great wizard Ombric Shalazar and a battle against the Nightmare King and his evil Fearlings--a battle Nicholas can win onlyif he finds five other Guardians in time.
Author: Emile Zola
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
Coal mines have become rare, but the miners of Germinal are immortal. This new edition of the novel, with a translation by Raymond MacKenzie, is an exquisite tribute to their work, their misery and their eventual revolt. In his introduction, David Baguley--one of the most respected authorities on the work of Zola--brilliantly illuminates the genetic, historical and aesthetic aspects of the novel. His lucid, sensitive and critical gaze highlights the real secrets of the work: its underlying anthropological and social investigation, the dark power of the tragic imagination and the brightness of symbolic and mythic intuitions. --Henri Mitterand, Professor Emeritus, Columbia University
Author: David S. Reynolds
An authoritative new examination of John Brown and his deep impact on American history.Bancroft Prize-winning cultural historian David S. Reynolds presents an informative and richly considered new exploration of the paradox of a man steeped in the Bible but more than willing to kill for his abolitionist cause. Reynolds locates Brown within the currents of nineteenth-century life and compares him to modern terrorists, civil-rights activists, and freedom fighters. Ultimately, he finds neither a wild-eyed fanatic nor a Christ-like martyr, but a passionate opponent of racism so dedicated to eradicating slavery that he realized only blood could scour it from the country he loved. By stiffening the backbone of Northerners and showing Southerners there were those who would fight for their cause, he hastened the coming of the Civil War. This is a vivid and startling story of a man and an age on the verge of calamity. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: J. L. Myers
Darkly romantic. A dangerous new paranormal thriller for fans of all things supernatural. Before Earth there was Heaven, a place of immortality and subservience, a place where angels existed to watch the world transform...until one angel changed everything. Gabriel may have been the first of the archangels to feel love and compassion, but teaching Lucifer to feel started the beginning of the end. Angels aren't free to love, to lust, to want. They are God's servants, his eyes and ears, his pure beings. Or at least they were. After falling for Gabriel with all her beauty and eternal hope, Lucifer refuses to return to his subservient ways. He wants more than the hand he was dealt with all its immortality and reverence. He wants to be free. But freedom comes at a price... Struck from Heaven and the one he loves, Lucifer is banished to Earth to live as a mortal...but even without his wings, he'll never be fully human. And he'll never let go of his rage against the one who cast him out. When Lucifer discovers the power of his angelic blood, God's precious humans in all their sins and freedom become the pawns in Lucifer's unwavering revenge. A new race is set to emerge. A race to reveal the ugliness of humanity. Through it all, Gabriel refuses to lose faith in Lucifer and the man she knows he truly is. Now her fellow archangels plan to use her against him...but will she be Lucifer's downfall or his savior? A tale of unquenchable rage, deception, and eternal love.