A wanderer and a cursed child. Spells and magic. And dragons, of course. Welcome back to the world of Alagaësia. It's been a year since Eragon departed Alagaësia in search of the perfect home to train a new generation of Dragon Riders. Now he is struggling with an endless sea of tasks: constructing a vast dragonhold, wrangling with suppliers, guarding dragon eggs and dealing with belligerent Urgals and haughty elves. Then a vision from the Eldunarí, unexpected visitors and an exciting Urgal legend offer a much-needed distraction and a new perspective.
This volume features three original stories set ...|
The #1 Bestselling Author of "The fault in Our Stars". ... Sixteen-year-old Aza is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend and a good student. She's also trying to track down fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, who has vanished without a trace. Alongside her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, Aza sets off in pursuit of the truth - and a $100,000 reward.
The trail leads them to Pickett's son, Davis, a sometime friend of Aza's who might have the clues they need. But as her compulsive thought spirals take an ever-tighter grip on her mind, Aza finds herself struggling to keep her ...|
As the sun rises, a legend begins... ... Clark Kent has always been faster, stronger, better than everyone around him. He knows drawing attention to himself could be dangerous but lately it's difficult to stay in the shadows. A dark secret is lurking in Smallville and he's not the only one hiding something.
With his best friend, Lana Lang, at his side, Clark is determined to discover what evil lies below the surface of their small town. But there are secrets in Clark's past that threaten to destroy the future Man of Steel. Before he can save the world, he must save Smallville. ...|
From the darkness... a hero rises. ... Before there was Batman, there was Bruce Wayne...
An impulsive act on his eighteenth birthday sentences him to community service at the infamous Arkham Asylum, home to the city's most dangerous and deadly criminals.
Amongst them is Madeleine Wallace - a brilliant killer and Bruce's only hope to save Gotham from its new menace: the Nightwalkers. But can Madeleine be trusted or is this all part of her plan to destroy the city forever?
You don't need superpowers to be a superhero. ...|
"Funny, heartbreaking, and beautiful rendered ... a new classic."
Curtis Sittenfeld ... The night Cameron Post's parents dies, her first emotion was relief. Relief they would never know that hours earlier, she'd been kissing a girl. Now living with her conservative aunt in small-town Montana, hiding her sexuality and blending in becomes second native to Cameron until she begins an intense friendship with the beautiful Coley Taylor. Desperate to "correct" her niece, Cameron's aunt takes drastic action.
Now Cameron must battle with the cost of being her true self - even if she's not ...|
Sometime the people we meet change our lives for ever.
This book is a special edition of "Quick Reads" series. ... It's an exciting day for Timothy Flowers. It's the third of November, and it's Friday, and it's his twenty-first birthday. When Timothy walks to his usual street corner to see his favorite special bus, he meets Charlie. Charlie is a builder who is desperate for Timothy's help because Timothy is very tall, six feet six inches.
Timothy has never had a job before - or no work that he's kept for more than a day. But when Timothy and Charlie have to collect money from a ...|
"Myself and Hugh... We're taking a break. A city-with-fancy-food sort of a break?" If only.
Amy's husband Hugh says he isn't leaving her. He still loves her, he's just taking a break - from their marriage, their children, their life. Six months in South East Asia, and nothing she says can stop him. But when does a break become a break-up?
For a lot can happen in six months. And it's enough to send Amy and her extended family of gossips, misfits and troublemakers teetering over the edge. When Hugh returns, if he returns, will he be the same man she married? Will Amy be the same woman? ...|
"The Ministry of Utmost Happiness" takes us on a journey of many years-the story spooling outwards from the cramped neighbourhoods of Old Delhi into the burgeoning new metropolis and beyond, to the Valley of Kashmir and the forests of Central India, where war is peace and peace is war, and where, from time to time, 'normalcy' is declared.
Anjum, who used to be Aftab, unrolls a threadbare carpet in a city graveyard that she calls home. A baby appears quite suddenly on a pavement, a little after midnight, in a crib of litter. The enigmatic S. Tilottama is as much of a presence as she is an absence in ...|
Networks, hierarchies and struggle for global power. ... The New York Times Bestseller.
Most history is about the people at the top of the towers of power. But what if the real action is in the social networks down below, in the town squares? Niall Ferguson brilliantly recasts past and present as an unending contest between hierarchies and networks.
"Provocative, snappy, a rare book... fasten your seatbelts."
Peter Frankopan, Daily Telegraph
"Immensely stimulating, absorbing, illuminating... sends ideas blazing all over the place... one of the best popular historians of our time."
"New York Times" bestseller. ... It's Christmas Eve and Gracetown has been buried by snow. But the weather is more than just an inconvenience. When one girl unexpectedly steps off a stranded train, she sets off a series of life-changing events.
Soon fourteen pumped-up cheerleaders will descend on the local Waffle House, the Duke's DVD night will be rudely interrupted for a Twister mission, and a lovesick barista will determine the fate of a single teacup pig...
As the trhee stories collide, strangers cross paths and romance blossoms with heart-warming consequences. Touching, hilarious and filled with ...|