The Berlin office of the world's most renowned investigation firm looks into the disappearance of an agent, Chris Schneider, whose last case involved an unfaithful billionaire, a cheating soccer player and a seedy nightclub owner.
viernes, 12 de junio de 2015
In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom's protective wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding, as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.
Of the five contenders for power, one is dead, another in disfavor, and still the wars rage, as alliances are made and broken. Joffrey sits on the Iron Throne, the uneasy ruler of the seven kingdoms. His most bitter rival, Lord Stannis, stands defasted and disgraced, victim of the sorceress who holds him in her thrall. Young Robb still rules the north from the fortress of Riverrun. Meanwhile, making her way across a blood-drenched continent is the exiled queen, Daenerys, mistress of the only three dragons left in the world. And as opposing forces maneuver for the final showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost limits of civilization, accompanied by a horde of mythical others--a suprenatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the seven kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords....
jueves, 11 de junio de 2015
After centuries of bitter strife, the seven powers dividing the land have beaten one another into an uneasy truce. But it's not long before the survivors, outlaws, renegades, and carrion eaters of the seven kingdom gather. Now, as the human crows assemble over a banquet of ashes, daring new plots and dangerous new alliances are formed while surprising faces--some familiar, others only just appearing--emerge from an ominous twilight of past struggles and chaos to take up the challenges of the terrible times ahead. Nobles and commoners, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and sages, are coming together to stake their fortunes... and their lives. For at a feast for crows, many are the guests--but only a few are the survivors.
In the aftermath of a colossal battle, Daenerys Targaryen rules with her three dragons as queen of a city built on dust and death. But Daenerys has thousands of enemies, and many have set out to find her. Fleeing from Westeros with a price on his head, Tyrion Lannister, too, is making his way east--with new allies who may not be the ragtag band the seem. And in the frozen north, Jon Snow confronts creatures from beyond the Wall of ice and stone, and powerful foes from within the night's watch. In a time of rising restlessness, the tides of destiny and politics lead a grand cast of outlaws and priests, soldiers and skinchangers, nobles and slaves, to the greatest dance of all.
miércoles, 3 de junio de 2015
In Los Angeles, where glamour and fame are everything, Thom and Jennifer Harlow are the biggest mega-celebrities ever. When they suddenly disappear, Private investigators Jack Morgan and Justine Smith secretly begin the search. Private is the country's top investigative firm, and Jack, its founder and director, will do whatever it takes to get the job done. Shelving their on-again, off again romance so they can work together, they must breach the Harlows' high wall of security and image control-until shocking truths are revealed. Was the Harlows' disappearance their greatest-and most dangerous-performance ever?
Tandy Angel is, along with her brothers, a suspect in their parents' murder but having grown up under Malcolm and Maud Angel's perfectionist demands, Tandy decides she must clear the family name no matter what.
The greek and roman demigods will have to cooperate in order to defeat the giants realesed by the earth mother, Gaea. Then they will have to sail together to the ancient land--Greece itself--to find the doors of death.
At nearly fifteen years of age, Joey Harker learns that he is a Walker, able to travel between dimensions, and soon joins a team of different versions of himself, each from another dimension, to fight the evil forces striving to conquer all the worlds.
Someone has stolen the fire egg. Now the volcano on volcano island is active and the tremors are hatching the eggs of the exterminator dragons! Can Hiccup return the fire egg to the volcano, stop the volcano from erupting, and save the Tribes from being wiped out by the terrible sword-claws of the exterminators.
Follows the further adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the third as his viking training continues and his father leads a stranger and the Hairy Hooligans to the isle of Skullions in search of a pirate's treasure.
Reluctant hero Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III must rescue his best friend, Fishlegs, from the deadly disease Vorpentitis, The only cure is rare and almost impossible to find...a potato. But where will Hiccup find such a thing?
Hiccup, the reluctant viking hero, has three months, five days, and six hours to discover America, return to Berk, save his father, battle Polarserpents, and win the annual Inter-Tribal Friendly Swimming Race.
After long voyages, encountering hurricanes and sea monsters, Criston Vora and Saan race to Terravitae, the lengendary promised land. Saan's quest is to find the key to creation, a weapon that may defeat Uraba's enemies, and Criston wants vengeance against the monstrous Leviathan that ruined his life ago.
Back home, two opposing continents and religion clash for the remnants of a sacred city, unleashing their hatred in a war that could end both civilizations. Queen Anjine and Soldan-Shah Omra are driven by mutual hatred, heaping atrocity upon atrocity in an escalating confilct that only their gods can end.
martes, 2 de junio de 2015
A dragon rebellion is coming-filled with the meanest, nastiest dragons in the archipielago. Razor-wings, tongue twisters, and vampire Ghoul deaths are attaching vikings and seem to be seeking one soul in particular: Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the third! Only a king can save them...and only a champion with all of the king's lost things can be king. In his adventures, Hiccup has collected quite a few "things" himself. But can a scrawny viking save the archipielago from certain doom? To find out, Hiccup will have to outwit a witch, fight his arch-enemy, and beat back an army of bloodthirsty dragons with just one sword".
Hiccup is lost in the Library Labyrinth and the Driller-Dragons and Madguts and Murderous are on the prowl. Hiccup's birthday is not going to be the quiet affair he might have hoped for. Also contains a comprenhensive dragonese dictionary for those who'd like to dragon-whisper as well as the dragon-whisperer himself.
When Fishlegs is caught sending illegal love poems to the daughter of Ug the Uglythug, Hiccup and Fishlegs must complete the impossible task or else face death at the hands of the Berserks, Meanwhile, Alvin the Treacherous's mother has been imprisoned deep in the Berserk forest for years holding a dark secret that reveals the truth about the lost throne of the archipielago, as well as some shocking truths about Hiccup's past. Hiccup must battle Berserks, outwit Alvin the Treacherous (again), and save Fishlegs from being fed to the Beast. What's Hero to do.
Carla von Ulrich, born of German and English parents, finds her life engulfed by the Nazi tide until daring to commit a deed of great courage and heartbreak...American brothers Woody and Chuck Dewar, each with a secret, take separate paths to momentous events, one in Washington, the other in the bloody jungles of the Pacific...English student Lloyd Williams discovers in the crucible of the spanish civil war that he must fight communism just as hard as fascism..Daisy Peshkov, a driven social climber, cares only for popularity and the fast set until the war transforms her life, while her cousin Volodya carves out a position in Soviet intelligence that will affect not only this war but also the war to come.
After terrible atrocities by both sides, the religious war between Tierra and Uraba has spread and intensified, irreparably dividing the known world. Now that the Uraban leader, Soldan-Shah Omra, has captured the ruined city of Ishalem, his construction teams discover a priceless ancient map in an underground vault that sends the Soldan-Sha's adoptive son on a quest to find the Key to Creation, Meanwhile, in Tierra, Captain Criston Vora has built a grand new vessel, and sets out to explore the great unknown and find the fabled land of Terravitae. And his wife Adrea is now the wife of the Soldan-Shah and mother of his adopted son.
Two nations at war, fighting for dominion over the world, pin their last hopes of ultimate victory on finding a land out of legend.