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AWOL on the Appalachian Trail by David Miller

By David Miller

“Makes you are feeling the discomfort and pleasure of an Appalachian path thru-hike . . . In bright colours, David paints an image of his memorable journey.”—Larry Luxenberg, president of the Appalachian path Museum Society

In 2003, David Miller left his activity, relatives, and acquaintances to satisfy a dream and hike the Appalachian path. AWOL at the Appalachian path is Miller’s account of this thru-hike alongside the full 2,172 miles from Georgia to Maine. On web page after web page, readers are taken care of to wealthy descriptions of the valleys and mountains, the isolation and reverie, the muse that fueled his quest, and the life-changing moments which could merely be skilled whilst goals are pursued. whereas this booklet abounds with introspection and perseverance, it additionally presents valuable passages approximately security and correct equipment, displaying a certified hiker’s arrangements and tenacity. this isn't only a go back and forth advisor, yet a superbly written and hugely own view into one man’s event and what it capacity to make a lifelong imaginative and prescient come true.

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Young Sherlock Holmes: Death Cloud by Andrew Lane

By Andrew Lane

The 12 months is 1868, and Sherlock Holmes is fourteen. His lifestyles is that of a superbly traditional military officer’s son: boarding tuition, stable manners, a classical schooling – the spine of the British Empire. yet all that's approximately to alter. along with his father without warning published to India, and his mom mysteriously ‘unwell’, Sherlock is shipped to stick with his eccentric uncle and aunt of their tremendous residence in Hampshire. So starts a summer season that leads Sherlock to discover his first homicide, a kidnap, corruption and a brilliantly sinister villain of exquisitely malign purpose . . .

The loss of life Cloud is the 1st in a chain of novels during which the enduring detective is reimagined as a super, bothered and interesting youngster – developing unputdownable detective adventures that stay precise to the spirit of the unique books.

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Cryoburn (Vorkosigan Saga, Book 14) by Lois McMaster Bujold

By Lois McMaster Bujold

Kibou-daini is a planet enthusiastic about dishonest demise. All good and stable, as long as they saved to themselves.  yet now the Kibou-daini are trying to franchise out their Fountain of teenybopper wares to the remainder of the galaxy and the Barrayar  Galactic Empire is none too happy with the implications. 
Cue Miles Vorkosigan, malformed royal troublemaker—but additionally inheritor and savior of empire. On Kibou-daini, Miles finds a struggle of generations because the parents responsible refuse to die and their descendants threaten outright patricide, matricide and perhaps even genocide—the prize being a huge fats slice of the immortality pie.  Bribery, corruption, conspiracy, kidnapping–something is rotten on Kibou-daini, and Miles is as much as his neck in hassle and event as soon as more.
About Cryoburn:
“Fans were clamoring for Hugo winner Bujold to pen a brand new Vorkosigan Saga novel. . . her deft and soaking up writing simply corrals the complicated plot.”—Publishers Weekly
About Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan Saga:
“Bujold mixes quirky humor with motion [and] fantastic personality development…[E]normously satisfying.”—Publishers Weekly.
“One of sf’s impressive abilities . . . a great series.”—Booklist
“. . . an clever, well-crafted and punctiliously enjoyable mixture of event, sociopolitical remark, clinical experiments, and coffee perils . . . with that additional spicing of romance. . . .”—Locus
About Vorkosigan sequence access Diplomatic Immunity:
“Bujold is adept at world-building and gives a witty, character-centered plot, filled with beautiful grace notes. . . enthusiasts could be completely gripped and sure to complete the ebook in one sitting.”—Publishers Weekly

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The Unlikely Voyage of Jack de Crow by A. J. Mackinnon

By A. J. Mackinnon

Really hilarious books are infrequent. Even rarer are these in accordance with actual occasions. subscribe to AJ Mackinnon, your fascinating and kooky consultant, on an grand voyage in a ship referred to as Jack de Crow. built along with his pleased optimism and a pith helmet, this Australian Odysseus in a dinghy travels from the borders of North Wales to the Black Sea - 4,900 kilometres over salt and clean water, less than sail, on the oars, or on the finish of a tow-rope - via twelve nations, 282 locks and diverse trials and adventures, together with an come across with Balkan pirates.Along the way in which he reports the kindness of strangers, will get very misplaced, and perfects the paintings of sluggish go back and forth.

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Around the World in Eighty Days (Enriched Classics) by Jules Verne

By Jules Verne

ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED by way of sensible SCHOLARSHIP

After making an audacious bet, the rich and whimsical Phileas Fogg makes an attempt a likely very unlikely feat -- to circumnavigate the globe in 80 days.

THIS ENRICHED vintage version INCLUDES:

• A concise creation that offers the reader very important history information
• A chronology of the author's existence and work
• A timeline of important occasions that gives the book's old context
• an summary of key subject matters and plot issues to lead the reader's personal interpretations
• exact explanatory notes
• severe research, together with modern and sleek views at the work
• dialogue inquiries to advertise energetic school room and booklet team interaction
• a listing of suggested comparable books and movies to increase the reader's experience

Enriched Classics supply readers cheap versions of serious works of literature more advantageous through important notes and insightful observation. The scholarship supplied in Enriched Classics allows readers to understand, comprehend, and revel in the world's most interesting books to their complete strength.

sequence EDITED by means of CYNTHIA BRANTLEY JOHNSON

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Ramage's Trial (Lord Ramage, Book 14) by Dudley Pope

By Dudley Pope

Captain Lord Ramage and the Calypso go back from Devil's Island, yet Ramage's new spouse Sarah is lacking. The captain would favor not anything higher than to sail domestic instantly, yet in its place he's ordered to shepherd a lumbering convoy of service provider ships again to England. at the method, strange occasions lead him to a whole courtroom martial in Plymouth, presided over through his outdated nemesis, Rear-Admiral Goddard. Ramage needs to transparent his name—or face a sentence of dying!

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Blood Cursed (Rogue Angel, Book 44) by Alex Archer, Michele Hauf

By Alex Archer, Michele Hauf

A neighborhood superstition or considered one of history's monsters come to existence?

Deep within the Bavarian wooded area, archaeologists unearth a medieval human cranium with a brick filled in its mouth. while Annja Creed catches wind of the unusual discovery, the television host and archaeologist rushes to affix the dig. however the superstitious locals are livid, fearing the excavation has angered one of many chewing dead—those who upward push from their graves to dinner party on human flesh and blood. and shortly she and her colleagues are dealing with down violent mobs and loss of life threats. so far as Annja is worried, although, the vampire fable is a load of bunk.

Then a toddler is going lacking.

Suddenly ensnared within the Czech Republic's black industry underworld, Annja has no hassle believing that somebody wishes blood. yet during this international, evil is available in human shape, and Annja has no selection: she needs to wield Joan of Arc's sword to guard the innocent….

At the ground of a lake lies an historic cache worthy killing for…

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River God (Ancient Egyptian, Book 1) by Wilbur A. Smith

By Wilbur A. Smith

Old Egypt. Land of the Pharaohs. A state equipped on gold. A legend shattered through greed. Now the Valley of the Kings lies ravaged by means of struggle, tired of its lifeblood as vulnerable males inherit the adored crown. within the urban of Thebes on the competition of Osiris, dependable topics of the Pharaoh assemble to pay homage to their chief. yet Taita - a sensible and formidably talented eunuch slave, sees him merely as a logo of a kingdom's fading glory. Beside Taita stand his proteges, Lostris, daughter of Lord Intef, attractive past her fourteen years; and Tanus, proud, younger military officer, who has vowed to avenge the dying - at Intef's hand - of his father, and grab Lostris as his prize. jointly they proportion a dream - to revive the majesty of the Pharaoh of Pharaohs at the glittering banks of the Nile.

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Darksong Rising (Spellsong Cycle, Book 3) by L. E. Modesitt Jr.

By L. E. Modesitt Jr.

Darksong emerging is the 3rd Spellsong publication , and concludes a trilogy that includes Anna Marshall, the track instructor and soprano from the midwest transported right into a myth international the place magic works in keeping with musical principles—making her a robust magician. Now Regent of Defalk, Anna needs to conflict males who may smash her and declare Defalk for his or her personal.

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