"Our family tree is full of bad apples. You know the kind. The ones who don't follow the rules. The ones who dress differently, think differently, love differently. The curse of the bad apples has claimed my sister. And now it's coming for me."A powerful, haunting and unforgettable story about women finding their voices, from the critically acclaimed and bestselling author of "The Accident Season". ...|
A glorious Collector's Edition of New York Times bestselling, epic fantasy novel "Crooked Kingdom", featuring:
intricate gold iconography from the world of the book;
seven pieces of full-color character artwork from Monolime;
a new and exclusive letter of introduction from the author;
deep black sprayed edges;
Welcome to the world of the Grisha. Kaz Brekker and his crew of deadly outcasts have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives.
The Ultimate battle begins on Ravnica. ... Teyo Verada wants nothing more than to be a shieldmage, wielding arcane energies to protect his people from his world's vicious diamondstorms. When he's buried alive in the aftermath of his first real tempest, the young mage's life is about to end before it can truly begin-until it doesn't. In a flash, a power he didn't know he had whisks him away from his home, to a world of stone, glass, and wonder: Ravnica. Teyo is a Planeswalker, one of many to be called to the world-spanning city-all lured by Nicol Bolas, the Elder Dragon. Bolas lays siege to the city of ...|
In an age Brexit and Trump, the themes of isolation and fragmentation permeating the west stand in sharp contrast to events in the east, where ties are being streighthend and mutural cooperation established."No reader will leave "The New Silk Roads" with her sense of the world unchanged."
Times Literary Supplement
"Frankopan is a brilliant guide to terra incognita."
"Frankopan has the gift to perspective - the capacity to see the wood for the trees - which he combines with a Talstoyan knack for weaving little details into the broader sweep of human affairs."
Can friends save your life? ... A pact is a pact after all.
Mehreen's anxiety and depression are taking over her life and she can't beart the "Chaos" anymore. So she joins a website that matches people with partners and allocates them a date and method of death: the pact.
Mehreen is paired with Cara and Olivia. As the girls meet in secret, the desperation that brought the together leads to a mutually supportive friendship. They start to realise that life can be worth living. Before long, all three want out of the pact. But terrifying twist, the website won't let them stop, and an increasingly ...|
When her father dies just before her eighteen birthday, Aderyn inherits the role of Protector of Atratys, a dominion in a kingdom where nobles can transform into birds. Aderyn's ancestral bird is a swan. But she has not been able to transform for years, not since witnessing the death of her mother.
Aderyn must venture into the malevolent heart of the Citadel in order to seek the truth about the attack that killed her mother and to fight for the land she has vowed to protect.
An epic story about broken loyalties, hidden secrets and daring courage.
"Together, the transformed nobles follow the blazing boat ...|
Love means all depts are off. ... Fixie Farr can't help herself. Straightening a crooked object, removing a barely-there stain, helping out a friend... she just has to put things right. It's how she got her nickname, after all.
So when a handsome stranger in a coffee shop asks her to watch his laptop for a moment, Fixie not only agrees, she ends up saving it from certain disaster. To thank her, the computer's owner, Sebastian, scribbles her an IOU - but of course, Fixie never intends to call in the favour.
That is, until her teenage crush, Ryan, comes back into her life and needs her help. Fixie turns ...|
Wenn das Leben unverhofft ins Rollen kommt! Wie die ordnungsliebende Britt-Marie ausgerechnet in Borg landet, diesem abgehängten Kaff, und wie sie dort aufräumt, bis für alle die Hoffnung zurückkehrt - das erzählt dieser unglaublich berührende und witzige Roman übers Neustarten und Mitspielen. Genau wie "Ein Mann namens Ove" einfühlsam und mit einzigartigem Humor geschrieben vom schwedischen Nr.1 Bestseller-Autor Fredrik Backman. ...|
Walt Whitman's verse gave the poetry of America a distinctive national voice. It reflects the unique vitality of the new nation, the vastness of the land and the emergence of a sometimes troubled consciousness, communicated in language and idiom regarded by many at the time as shocking.
Whitman's poems are organic and free flowing, fit into no previously defined genre and skilfully combine autobiographical, sociological and religious themes with lyrical sensuality. His verse is a fitting celebration of a new breed of American and includes "Song of Myself", "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry", the ...|
Influential and innovative, James Joyce (1882 - 1941) led the vanguard of 20th-century fiction. Sooner or later, most undergraduates encounter him, and many scholars devote their entire careers to his exuberantly eloquent prose. Joyce's experimental use of language and stream-of-consciousness techniques continues to captivate modern readers and writers, and this anthology offers a first-rate introduction to the Irish author's fiction and poetry.
"A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man", Joyce's coming-of-age novel, appears here in its entirety. Readers will also find the complete texts of the ...|
Двуезични разкази на руски и български език. ... "Поредицата "Двуязычные рассказы" на издателство "Веси" е предназначена за читатели, които са все още начинаещи (I - II ниво) в обучението си по руски език. Тук оригиналният текст е съпътстван паралелно от превод на български.
Като един от най-бележитите представители на руската класическа литература, Александър Сергеевич Пушкин ще положи началото на нашата поредица. Подборът на творбите му е направен, от една страна, за да бъде обхванато по-широко тематично разнообразие, а от друга, да бъдат представени типични за руския бит и култура сюжетни ...|
Адаптирани разкази на френски език. ... "Поредицата "Contes adaptés" на издателство Веси" е предназначена за читатели, които са средно напреднали или напреднали (III - VI ниво) в обучението си по френски езиик.
Тук оригиналният текст не е адаптиран в общия смисъл на понятието. Вместо да бъдат извадени (както е при обикновената адаптация) относително сложните думи и изрази - което, според нас, до голяма степен осакатява текста, - те са допълнително обяснени. Идиоматичните, фразеологичните и по-особените лексикални форми са преведени под черта. За историческите, географските и др. понятия са ...|