The Fork the Witch and the Worm

The Fork  the Witch  and the Worm
Author: Christopher Paolini
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-12-31
ISBN 10: 1984894889
ISBN 13: 9781984894885
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fork the Witch and the Worm Book Review:

Relish the incomparable imagination of Christopher Paolini in this thrilling collection of stories based in the world of Eragon and the internationally bestselling Inheritance Cycle. 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. When a vision from the Eldunarí, unexpected visitors, and an exciting Urgal legend surface, Eragon is faced with a much-needed distraction that may lead to a new perspective. This volume features three original stories set in Alagaësia, interspersed with scenes from Eragon's own unfolding adventure. Included is an excerpt from the memoir of the unforgettable witch and fortune-teller Angela the herbalist . . . penned by Angela Paolini, the inspiration for the character, herself! Also includes four new pieces of original art by the author. "Christopher Paolini is a true rarity." --The Washington Post

Inheritance Or The Vault of Souls

Inheritance  Or  The Vault of Souls
Author: Christopher Paolini
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 860
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9780307930743
ISBN 13: 0307930742
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inheritance Or The Vault of Souls Book Review:

The young Dragon Rider Eragon must finally confront the evil king Galbatorix to free Alagaesia from his rule once and for all.

The Inheritance Cycle 4 Book Collection

The Inheritance Cycle 4 Book Collection
Author: Christopher Paolini
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 2882
Release: 2014-12-09
ISBN 10: 0553538098
ISBN 13: 9780553538090
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Inheritance Cycle 4 Book Collection Book Review:

Experience the international fantasy sensation that is the Inheritance Cycle with this complete collection of the New York Times bestselling series! For the first time, here are all four books in one ebook collection. One boy, one dragon, and a world of adventure come together in this four-book boxed set collection that makes a perfect gift for fantasy fans. Eragon Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes that he is merely a poor farm boy—until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic, glory, and power. Now his choices could save—or destroy—the Empire. Eldest Eragon must travel to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in the skills of the Dragon Rider: magic and swordsmanship. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and nothing is what it seems. Before long, Eragon doesn’t know whom he can trust. Brisingr There is more adventure at hand for the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by a tangle of promises he may not be able to keep.When unrest claims the rebels and danger strikes from every corner, Eragon must make choices that may lead to unimagined sacrifice. Inheritance Long months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. Eragon and Saphira have come further than anyone dared to hope. But can they topple the evil king and restore justice to Alagaësia? And if so, at what cost? The boxed set features interlocking art that reveals an image across the spines of all four books! And don’t miss the most recent book set in Eragon's world, The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Tales from Alagaësia! "Christopher Paolini is a true rarity." --The Washington Post

Philosophy of Manufactures

Philosophy of Manufactures
Author: Andrew Ure
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 1967-07-28
ISBN 10: 9780714610481
ISBN 13: 0714610488
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy of Manufactures Book Review:

Andrew Ure (1778-1857) was a professor at the University of Glasgow and an enthusiast for the Industrial Revolution’s new systems of manufacturing. As we know, a consequence of these new developments was the redundancy of many workers, just as we are experiencing today with ‘downsizing’ and ‘reengineering’. This study details the creation of the general education system as an answer to the need for less self-willed and intractable workmen, which were unfit to become "components of a mechanical system". In our times of permanent technological revolution, this is an excellent insight into the roots of industrial progress. Understanding rural workers' shock and their need to readapt to a new urban, factorial reality, and the white collar workers’ dilemma of social security or entrepreneurship is achieved by this fascinating and important book.

Eragon Eldest

Eragon  Eldest
Author: Christopher Paolini
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2007-03-13
ISBN 10: 9780375842405
ISBN 13: 0375842403
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eragon Eldest Book Review:

A boxed set includes both "Eragon" and "Eldest" together and follows Eragon as he grows from a poor farm boy into an amazing swordsman, fighting to help save the Empire from evil and darkness.

Paper Towns

Paper Towns
Author: John Green
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 140884818X
ISBN 13: 9781408848180
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paper Towns Book Review:

Special edition slipcase edition of John Green's Paper Towns, with pop-up paper town. From the bestselling author of The Fault in our Stars. Quentin Jacobsen has always loved Margo Roth Spiegelman, for Margo (and her adventures) are the stuff of legend at their high school. So when she one day climbs through his window and summons him on an all-night road trip of revenge he cannot help but follow. But the next day Margo doesn't come to school and a week later she is still missing. Q soon learns that there are clues in her disappearance . . . and they are for him. But as he gets deeper into the mystery - culminating in another awesome road trip across America - he becomes less sure of who and what he is looking for. Masterfully written by John Green, this is a thoughtful, insightful and hilarious coming-of-age story.

The Inheritance Almanac

The Inheritance Almanac
Author: Michael Macauley
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010-11-02
ISBN 10: 0375896848
ISBN 13: 9780375896842
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Inheritance Almanac Book Review:

Christopher Paolini's world of Alagaësia is a magical land, full of mysterious people, objects, and places-one that has captivated millions of fans across the globe. Now, with the Inheritance Fan Book, those fans have a resource in the form of an A-to-Z almanac, where they can find everything they ever wanted to know about this fascinating world. From Arya to Zar'roc, this is an exhaustive encyclopedia about the land of the Inheritance cycle that also offers little-known facts gleaned from dozens of interviews with Christopher Paolini. Did you know . . . -that Helgrind, the den of the Raz'ac, is based on a real rock formation? -that Saphira's blue-tinted vision was inspired by Paolini's own color blindness? -that the Broddrings are the original humans who traveled to Alagaësia with King Palancar? A must-have book for every Inheritance fan!

The Camelot Betrayal

The Camelot Betrayal
Author: Kiersten White
Publsiher: Delacorte Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 0525581715
ISBN 13: 9780525581710
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Camelot Betrayal Book Review:

When a rescue goes awry and results in the death of something precious, the devastated Guinevere, impersonated by a changeling witch, returns to Camelot to find the greatest threat yet--the real Guinevere's younger sister.

Inheritance Boxed Set

Inheritance Boxed Set
Author: Christopher Paolini
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 763
Release: 2008-09-20
ISBN 10: 0375846158
ISBN 13: 9780375846151
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inheritance Boxed Set Book Review:

WITH THE HIGHLY anticipated publication of Book Three in the Inheritance cycle, the hardcover editions of all three books will be available in a handsome boxed set!

THE PILGRIM S REGRESS Philosophical Psychological Novel

THE PILGRIM S REGRESS  Philosophical   Psychological Novel
Author: C. S. Lewis
Publsiher: Musaicum Books
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2017-04-20
ISBN 10: 8075830490
ISBN 13: 9788075830494
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

THE PILGRIM S REGRESS Philosophical Psychological Novel Book Review:

The Pilgrim's Regress is a book of allegorical fiction. It charts the progress of a main character named John through a philosophical landscape in search of the Island of his desire. He struggles with the modern phoniness, hypocrisy and intellectual vacancy of the Christian church, Communism, Fascism and various philosophical and artistic movements. It balances Lewis's Neoplatonic mindset with a Kierkegaardian faith-based understanding. Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was a British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, lay theologian and Christian apologist. He is best known for his fictional work, especially The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Space Trilogy, and for his non-fiction Christian apologetics, such as Mere Christianity, Miracles, and The Problem of Pain.

Touching Spirit Bear

Touching Spirit Bear
Author: Ben Mikaelsen
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-04-20
ISBN 10: 9780062009685
ISBN 13: 0062009680
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Touching Spirit Bear Book Review:

In his Nautilus Award-winning classic Touching Spirit Bear, author Ben Mikaelson delivers a powerful coming-of-age story of a boy who must overcome the effects that violence has had on his life. After severely injuring Peter Driscal in an empty parking lot, mischief-maker Cole Matthews is in major trouble. But instead of jail time, Cole is given another option: attend Circle Justice, an alternative program that sends juvenile offenders to a remote Alaskan Island to focus on changing their ways. Desperate to avoid prison, Cole fakes humility and agrees to go. While there, Cole is mauled by a mysterious white bear and left for dead. Thoughts of his abusive parents, helpless Peter, and his own anger cause him to examine his actions and seek redemption—from the spirit bear that attacked him, from his victims, and, most importantly, from himself. Ben Mikaelsen paints a vivid picture of a juvenile offender, examining the roots of his anger without absolving him of responsibility for his actions, and questioning a society in which angry people make victims of their peers and communities. Touching Spirit Bear is a poignant testimonial to the power of a pain that can destroy, or lead to healing. A strong choice for independent reading, sharing in the classroom, homeschooling, and book groups.

Homeland

Homeland
Author: Cory Doctorow
Publsiher: Tor Teen
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-02-05
ISBN 10: 1466805870
ISBN 13: 9781466805873
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Homeland Book Review:

In Cory Doctorow's wildly successful Little Brother, young Marcus Yallow was arbitrarily detained and brutalized by the government in the wake of a terrorist attack on San Francisco—an experience that led him to become a leader of the whole movement of technologically clued-in teenagers, fighting back against the tyrannical security state. A few years later, California's economy collapses, but Marcus's hacktivist past lands him a job as webmaster for a crusading politician who promises reform. Soon his former nemesis Masha emerges from the political underground to gift him with a thumbdrive containing a Wikileaks-style cable-dump of hard evidence of corporate and governmental perfidy. It's incendiary stuff—and if Masha goes missing, Marcus is supposed to release it to the world. Then Marcus sees Masha being kidnapped by the same government agents who detained and tortured Marcus years earlier. Marcus can leak the archive Masha gave him—but he can't admit to being the leaker, because that will cost his employer the election. He's surrounded by friends who remember what he did a few years ago and regard him as a hacker hero. He can't even attend a demonstration without being dragged onstage and handed a mike. He's not at all sure that just dumping the archive onto the Internet, before he's gone through its millions of words, is the right thing to do. Meanwhile, people are beginning to shadow him, people who look like they're used to inflicting pain until they get the answers they want. Fast-moving, passionate, and as current as next week, Homeland is every bit the equal of Little Brother—a paean to activism, to courage, to the drive to make the world a better place. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Be Your Customer s Hero

Be Your Customer s Hero
Author: Adam Toporek
Publsiher: AMACOM
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-04-22
ISBN 10: 0814449069
ISBN 13: 9780814449066
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Be Your Customer s Hero Book Review:

Those who work on the front lines of customer service never know what new and unexpected challenges await them each day. But they do know one thing--they will be needed. But how can you prepare for the unexpected? How can customer service reps get the training and confidence required to tackle the unknown?In Be Your Customer’s Hero, internationally recognized customer service expert Adam Toporek provides the answers to preparing for the surprises awaiting the CSR. Through short, simple, actionable advice, in quick, easy-to-read chapters, this invaluable guide shows customer-facing CSRs how to:• Achieve the mindset required for Hero-ClassTM service• Understand the customer’s expectations--and exceed them• Develop powerful communication skills• Avoid the seven triggers guaranteed to set customers off• Handle difficult and even irrational customers with ease• And moreArmed with the tools and techniques in this invaluable resource, readers will have all they need to transform themselves into the heroes their customers need.

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Author: Mark Twain
Publsiher: ABDO
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN 10: 1616411562
ISBN 13: 9781616411565
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Book Review:

In Mark Twain's classic tale of friendship and adventure, Huckleberry Finn escapes his evil, drunken father, befriends a runaway slave named Jim, and sails the Mississippi River! As Huck and Jim sail to freedom, they encounter con men and thieves and get in plenty of trouble along the way. Follow Huck's coming-of-age journey in the Calico Illustrated Classics adaptation of Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Calico Chapter Books is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades 3-8.

The Story of My Life

The Story of My Life
Author: Helen Keller,General Press
Publsiher: GENERAL PRESS
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-05-25
ISBN 10: 9387669750
ISBN 13: 9789387669758
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of My Life Book Review:

The Story of My Life is an autobiography by Helen Keller. It is the story of Helen Keller and her life as a deaf and blind girl, and her triumph over these tribulations. Iin the book, she reveals her frustration and rage over her condition. It details her educational achievements and her introduction to the world through her breakthrough into communication. The story was written by Helen Keller when she was just 22 years old. The Story of My Life is a tale of the courage and unbreakable will of Helen Keller. The book has been adapted into a television series, a Broadway play, a Hollywood feature film, and an Indian feature film.

Eragon s Guide to Alaga sia

Eragon s Guide to Alaga  sia
Author: Christopher Paolini
Publsiher: Doubleday Books
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780385617888
ISBN 13: 0385617887
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eragon s Guide to Alaga sia Book Review:

Greetings, Dragon Rider. It is a great honour to be chosen as a Rider. I have compiled these papers for you as an introduction to the most important peoples, places and things within Alagaësia. Study them most carefully, for some day your life may depend upon this information. Mine has, and more than once. Eragon Shadeslayer This is a full-colour extravaganza, an exploration deep into the world of Alagaësia, as told by Eragon himself, hero of ERAGON, ELDEST and BRISINGR. In fifteen lavishly illustrated spreads, the reader is invited to explore the landscape and cities of Alagaësia and its many races, including dragons, humans, Urgals, dwarves and elves. Each spread is filled with special effects and stunning examples of paper engineering and other elements.

Roadside Picnic

Roadside Picnic
Author: Arkady Strugatsky,Boris Strugatsky
Publsiher: Chicago Review Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-05
ISBN 10: 1613743440
ISBN 13: 9781613743447
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roadside Picnic Book Review:

Red Schuhart is a stalker, one of those young rebels who are compelled, in spite of extreme danger, to venture illegally into the Zone to collect the mysterious artifacts that the alien visitors left scattered around. His life is dominated by the place and the thriving black market in the alien products. But when he and his friend Kirill go into the Zone together to pick up a "full empty," something goes wrong. And the news he gets from his girlfriend upon his return makes it inevitable that he'll keep going back to the Zone, again and again, until he finds the answer to all his problems. First published in 1972, "Roadside Picnic" is still widely regarded as one of the greatest science fiction novels, despite the fact that it has been out of print in the United States for almost thirty years. This authoritative new translation corrects many errors and omissions and has been supplemented with a foreword by Ursula K. Le Guin and a new afterword by Boris Strugatsky explaining the strange history of the novel's publication in Russia.

The Help

The Help
Author: Kathryn Stockett
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2009-02-10
ISBN 10: 1440697663
ISBN 13: 9781440697661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Help Book Review:

The #1 New York Times bestselling novel and basis for the Academy Award-winning film—a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don’t—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who’s always taken orders quietly, but lately she’s unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer that leave her speechless. White socialite Skeeter just graduated college. She’s full of ambition, but without a husband, she’s considered a failure. Together, these seemingly different women join together to write a tell-all book about work as a black maid in the South, that could forever alter their destinies and the life of a small town...

The Last Battle

The Last Battle
Author: Cornelius Ryan
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2010-02-16
ISBN 10: 1439127018
ISBN 13: 9781439127018
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Battle Book Review:

The classic account of the final offensive against Hitler's Third Reich -- newly in print for the 50th anniversary of VE Day. The Battle for Berlin was the culminating struggle of World War II in the European theater, the last offensive against Hitler's Third Reich, which devastated one of Europe's historic capitals and brought the Nazi leviathan to its downfall. It was also one of the war's bloodiest and most pivotal moments, whose outcome would play a part in determining the complexion of international politics for decades to come. The Last Battle is the compelling account of this final battle, a story of brutal extremes, of stunning military triumph alongside the stark conditions that the civilians of Berlin experienced in the face of the Allied assault. As always, Ryan delves beneath the military and political forces that were dictating events to explore the more immediate questions of survival, where, as the author describes it, "to eat had become more important than to love, to burrow more dignified than to fight, to exist more militarily correct than to win." The Last Battle is the story of ordinary people, both soldiers and civilians, caught up in the despair, frustration, and terror of defeat. It is history at its best, a masterful illumination of the effects of war on the lives of individuals, and one of the enduring works on World War II.

Orlando

Orlando
Author: Virginia Woolf
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2012-01-05
ISBN 10: 0857863436
ISBN 13: 9780857863430
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orlando Book Review:

Orlando is destined to live for four hundred years . . . During the Elizabethan era, the young courtier Orlando becomes a lover to the aging Queen and embarks on an intense affair with the beautiful Russian Princess Sasha. Yet while Orlando can fulfil most of his desires, he never quite seems to fit in. Then one night, Orlando falls into a deep sleep and awakes transformed, emerging as a woman in eighteenth-century London.