Faith Jones est une terrienne... sans l’être vraiment. Elle est à moitié alérienne. Et pas n’importe quelle moitié : une moitié royale. Sa mère est reine, sa sœur est l’héritière, et sa jumelle est déterminée à tuer tous les extraterrestres de cette planète si cela est nécessaire pour retrouver leur mère qui a été enlevée. La mission de Faith est de dissimuler son identité et d’infiltrer la famille Jax pour découvrir qui les a trahies et a ordonné de les assassiner. Faith croit maîtriser la situation, jusqu’à sa rencontre avec le fils aîné du seigneur Jax, Thordis. Il est sexy. Canon. Et la première fois qu’il la voie, il lui dit la seule chose qu’elle n’a absolument aucune envie d’entendre : mienne! Sa raison lui dit non, mais son corps? Eh bien, il est traître et semble bien décidé à prendre le contrôle. Téléchargez dès maintenant et continuez l’aventure sur Aléra avec Faith, Destiny et Trinity dans les Épouses Interstellaires: La Saga de l’Ascension!

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Anghar, un Signore della Guerra Atlan, viene catturato dallo Sciame. Pensando di poter fuggire, decide che la morte è un destino migliore del disonore. Quando però il team ReCon della Coalizione inviato per ucciderlo lo libera, Anghar inizia il lungo, tortuoso viaggio che lo riporterà ad essere un vero Anghar, un guerriero orgoglioso della propria bestia. Ma l’onore, il coraggio e la forza non bastano a salvare Angh da una vita solitaria, esiliato sulla Colonia assieme agli altri guerrieri “contaminati”. E pregare gli dèi non lo salverà dalla febbre che infuria nel suo sangue, una febbre che non può controllare in nessun modo – la Febbre d’Accoppiamento Atlan gli porta via anche gli ultimi barlumi di speranza. Imprigionato, in attesa di essere giustiziato, Anghar ha un’unica, ultima speranza: una donna abbastanza coraggiosa da domare la sua bestia – e abbastanza forte da lottare contro i demoni che l’Atlan ha nella testa e nel cuore. Perché Anghar è riuscito a sfuggire dallo Sciame… ma lo Sciame non ha ancora finito con lui.

Author Grace Goodwin
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Year 2020-03-13
Pages 212
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Cet ebook est une version numérique du guide papier sans interactivité additionnelle Dans le Routard Réunion, mis à jour chaque année, vous trouverez : une première partie tout en couleurs pour découvrir l'île à l'aide de photos et de cartes illustrant nos coups de coeur; des suggestions d'itinéraires et des infos pratiques pour organiser votre séjour ; et, bien sûr, des adresses vérifiées sur le terrain ; des visites et activités en dehors des sentiers battus ; des cartes et plans détaillés. Merci à tous les Routards qui partagent nos convictions depuis bientôt 50 ans : Liberté et indépendance d'esprit ; découverte et partage ; sincérité, tolérance et respect des autres.

Author Collectif
Isbn 2017115037
Genre Travel
Year 2020-12-10
Pages 336
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Le groupe Bolloré vise une situation de monopole en Afrique dans des secteurs stratégiques comme le transport, ou aussi rentables que le tabac, et a prodigieusement étendu son emprise sur tout le continent. Ce dossier tente de montrer le caractère tentaculaire d'un nouvel empire économique, ses accointances avec les dictatures africaines, ainsi que les atteintes à l'environnement causées par une exploitation forestière incontrôlée.

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Isbn 2296421202
Genre Political Science
Year 2000-11-01
Pages 80
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Dans ce classique de la littérature française, nous suivons les aventures de Quasimodo, un jeune homme malformé qui vit une vie solitaire dans le clocher de Notre-Dame de Paris. Quand son chemin croise celui de la belle gitane Esméralda, son petit monde est bouleversé. Avec sa description romantique de la cathédrale, Victor Hugo a suscité un nouvel intérêt pour l'architecture médiévale en France, qui conduisit à une vague de travaux de rénovations. L'histoire de Quasimodo est surtout connue grâce au dessin animé Disney de 1996. Victor Hugo (1802-1885) est l'un des auteurs les plus importants de la littérature française. Durant sa vie, il était une des figures de proue du romantisme français. En plus de ses romans, il est l'auteur de nombreuses pièces de théâtre. Les romans les plus connus de Victor Hugo sont "Notre-Dame de Paris" qui raconte l'histoire d'un jeune homme déformé vivant seul dans la fameuse cathédrale parisienne, et "Les Misérables" qui dénonce les souffrances et difficultés des pauvres dans la capitale. Ces deux romans, de même que de nombreuses autres œuvres de Victor Hugo, ont été adaptés à maintes reprises tant au cinéma, qu'au théâtre ainsi qu'en comédies musicales.

Author Victor Hugo
Isbn 8726288109
Genre Fiction
Year 2020-01-17
Pages 150
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Leoron of Alera has learned the truth about his new mate's identity, but landed in the hands of her enemies. The time for secrets is over...Welcome to the Interstellar Brides® all new Ascension Saga and the planet Alera, where women from Earth not only find their mates, but fight to rule the world.Download now as the adventure continues!

Author Grace Goodwin
Isbn 3969539773
Genre Fiction
Year 2021-01-02
Pages 132
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. . . . When the Emperor and his notorious apprentice, Darth Vader, find themselves stranded in the middle of insurgent action on an inhospitable planet, they must rely on each other, the Force, and their own ruthlessness to prevail. “It appears things are as you suspected, Lord Vader. We are indeed hunted.” Anakin Skywalker, Jedi Knight, is just a memory. Darth Vader, newly anointed Sith Lord, is ascendant. The Emperor’s chosen apprentice has swiftly proven his loyalty to the dark side. Still, the history of the Sith Order is one of duplicity, betrayal, and acolytes violently usurping their Masters—and the truest measure of Vader’s allegiance has yet to be taken. Until now. On Ryloth, a planet crucial to the growing Empire as a source of slave labor and the narcotic known as “spice,” an aggressive resistance movement has arisen, led by Cham Syndulla, an idealistic freedom fighter, and Isval, a vengeful former slave. But Emperor Palpatine means to control the embattled world and its precious resources—by political power or firepower—and he will be neither intimidated nor denied. Accompanied by his merciless disciple, Darth Vader, he sets out on a rare personal mission to ensure his will is done. For Syndulla and Isval, it’s the opportunity to strike at the very heart of the ruthless dictatorship sweeping the galaxy. And for the Emperor and Darth Vader, Ryloth becomes more than just a matter of putting down an insurrection: When an ambush sends them crashing to the planet’s surface, where inhospitable terrain and an army of resistance fighters await them, they will find their relationship tested as never before. With only their lightsabers, the dark side of the Force, and each other to depend on, the two Sith must decide if the brutal bond they share will make them victorious allies or lethal adversaries. Praise for Lords of the Sith “A compelling tale [that] gives us new insight into the relationship between Darth Vader and his master, Emperor Palpatine.”—New York Daily News “Endlessly fascinating . . . a tale [that is] not just compelling but completely thrilling.”—Big Shiny Robot “The best novel so far in this new era of official canon Star Wars stories.”—IGN “Packed with action . . . hard to put down.”—Seattle Geekly

Author Paul S. Kemp
Isbn 0345549856
Genre Fiction
Year 2015-04-28
Pages 320
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Cette grande saga space opera nous raconte, génération par génération, l'ascension d'une dynastie de guerriers dont descend le Méta-Baron, personnage mythique de l'Incal. PARUTION EN 9 VOLUMES - SÉRIE TERMINÉE "Oeuvre d'une ampleur inégalée, La Caste des Méta-barons est un des monuments de la bande dessinée de science-fiction." Comment le Méta-baron, cet impitoyable mercenaire que l'on a découvert dans l'Incal, est-il devenu le guerrier le plus puissant de la galaxie ? C'est à cette question que répondent Jodorowsky et Gimenez en nous racontant, génération par génération, l'évolution d'une caste d'invincibles guerriers, ancêtres du Méta-Baron. Depuis des siècles, les Castaka exploitent seuls la planète Marmola, grâce au secret de l'épiphyte, une huile antigravitationnelle qui leur permet de manipuler le marbre comme s'il ne pesait rien. Lorsque l'existence de l'épiphyte est dévoilée à la galaxie, c'en est fini de la tranquillité de la famille, et l'histoire des méta-barons va commencer, dans le sang, la mort, et la trahison, quand tous les vautours de la galaxie vont les assiéger pour leur arracher leur secret.

Author Alexandro Jodorowsky,Juan Gimenez,Moebius
Isbn 2731673524
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
Year 2014-03-19
Pages 64
Language English
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The 10th anniversary edition, with new chapters on the crash, Chimerica, and cryptocurrency In this updated edition, Niall Ferguson brings his classic financial history of the world up to the present day, tackling the populist backlash that followed the 2008 crisis, the descent of "Chimerica" into a trade war, and the advent of cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, with his signature clarity and expert lens. The Ascent of Money reveals finance as the backbone of history, casting a new light on familiar events: the Renaissance enabled by Italian foreign exchange dealers, the French Revolution traced back to a stock market bubble, the 2008 crisis traced from America's bankruptcy capital, Memphis, to China's boomtown, Chongqing. We may resent the plutocrats of Wall Street but, as Ferguson argues, the evolution of finance has rivaled the importance of any technological innovation in the rise of civilization. Indeed, to study the ascent and descent of money is to study the rise and fall of Western power itself.

Author Niall Ferguson
Isbn 1440654026
Genre History
Year 2008-11-13
Pages 496
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Par un soir de 1775, dans l'auberge de John Willet, Solomon Daisy, ami du tenancier, raconte le meurtre de Reuben Haredale qui a eu lieu 22 ans plus tôt. Ce meurtre fait partie de l'histoire du village et est connu de tous. Mais qui est le coupable? Tout porte à croire qu'il s'agit du jardinier qui a disparu depuis. Charles Dickens vécut de 1812 à 1870 en Angleterre et est considéré comme le plus grand écrivain anglais de son siècle. Son enfance fut marquée par le travail au noir dans une usine et l'incarcération de son père. Ayant interrompu son parcours scolaire, c'est à ses propres efforts qu'il dut une grande partie de ses connaissances. Dans ses oeuvres, il condamne la misère humaine en décrivant avec humour la vie quotidienne.

Author Charles Dickens
Isbn 8726582996
Genre Fiction
Year 2021-02-12
Pages 408
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Cette grande saga space opera nous raconte, génération par génération, l'ascension d'une dynastie de guerriers dont descend le Méta-Baron, personnage mythique de l'Incal. PARUTION EN 9 VOLUMES - SÉRIE TERMINÉE "Oeuvre d'une ampleur inégalée, La Caste des Méta-barons est un des monuments de la bande dessinée de science-fiction." Comment le Méta-baron, cet impitoyable mercenaire que l'on a découvert dans l'Incal, est-il devenu le guerrier le plus puissant de la galaxie ? C'est à cette question que répondent Jodorowsky et Gimenez en nous racontant, génération par génération, l'évolution d'une caste d'invincibles guerriers, ancêtres du Méta-Baron. Depuis des siècles, les Castaka exploitent seuls la planète Marmola, grâce au secret de l'épiphyte, une huile antigravitationnelle qui leur permet de manipuler le marbre comme s'il ne pesait rien. Lorsque l'existence de l'épiphyte est dévoilée à la galaxie, c'en est fini de la tranquillité de la famille, et l'histoire des méta-barons va commencer, dans le sang, la mort, et la trahison, quand tous les vautours de la galaxie vont les assiéger pour leur arracher leur secret.

Author Alexandro Jodorowsky,Juan Gimenez,Moebius
Isbn 2731698136
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
Year 2014-03-19
Pages 64
Language English
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Blood ties can be deadly The most powerful blood drinker in Savannah, southern aristocrat William Cuyler Thorne has spent centuries satiating his lust and his thirst while fiercely protecting the city's human population against real evil. He's got social cachet, voodoo magic, and the enviable savvy that comes with being undead. But now even William is uneasy. An ancient prophecy of apocalyptic proportions is poised to resurrect a powerful Mayan goddess who will destroy all vampires. Worse, William's beloved sidekick, sexy neck nibbler Jack McShane, is madly in love with Connie, the police detective unwittingly about to morph into this doomsday vampire slayer. Worse still, William's wicked ex-lover, now twice dead and doubly nasty, is plotting payback by opening the gates of the underworld and letting the demons out to feast. For William, Jack, and the otherworldly bunch, things are getting hotter than hell. Praise for The Vampire's Betrayal “Absolutely stunning prose. Raven Hart is an extraordinary writer, telling a dark and delicious tale that sucks you right in.”—Sunny, New York Times bestselling author of Mona Lisa Craving “Fans of the early Anita Blake books will love this series!”—New York TImes bestselling author Deborah Smith

Author Raven Hart
Isbn 0345507797
Genre Fiction
Year 2008-04-29
Pages 320
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Captivating and action-packed, From Blood and Ash is a sexy, addictive, and unexpected fantasy perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Laura Thalassa. A Maiden… Chosen from birth to usher in a new era, Poppy’s life has never been her own. The life of the Maiden is solitary. Never to be touched. Never to be looked upon. Never to be spoken to. Never to experience pleasure. Waiting for the day of her Ascension, she would rather be with the guards, fighting back the evil that took her family, than preparing to be found worthy by the gods. But the choice has never been hers. A Duty… The entire kingdom’s future rests on Poppy’s shoulders, something she’s not even quite sure she wants for herself. Because a Maiden has a heart. And a soul. And longing. And when Hawke, a golden-eyed guard honor bound to ensure her Ascension, enters her life, destiny and duty become tangled with desire and need. He incites her anger, makes her question everything she believes in, and tempts her with the forbidden. A Kingdom… Forsaken by the gods and feared by mortals, a fallen kingdom is rising once more, determined to take back what they believe is theirs through violence and vengeance. And as the shadow of those cursed draws closer, the line between what is forbidden and what is right becomes blurred. Poppy is not only on the verge of losing her heart and being found unworthy by the gods, but also her life when every blood-soaked thread that holds her world together begins to unravel. Reviews for From Blood and Ash: "Dreamy, twisty, steamy escapism. Take me back!" -New York Times bestseller Wendy Higgins “Jennifer Armentrout has the power to control my emotions with every word she writes. From swooning to crying to racing through the pages to find out what happens next, I couldn't stop reading about Hawke and Poppy, and you won't be able to either.” - Brigid Kemmerer, New York Times Bestselling Author of A Curse So Dark and Lonely “Action, adventure, sexiness, and angst! From Blood and Ash has it all and double that. So many feels and so many moments it made me cheer for the character. Read. This. Book! You'll be obsessed!” - Tijan NYT bestselling author “From Blood and Ash is a phenomenal fantasy novel that is filled to the brim with danger, mystery and heart melting romance. I loved every single second of it and I couldn’t get enough of this new fantastical world. A heart stopping start to what is clearly going to be a stunning series, perfect for both those who love fantasy and those who are new to the genre. A must read.” Kayleigh, K-Books "If you think you are ready for From Blood and Ash, think again. Jennifer L. Armentrout has woven a new fantasy universe that will leave you reeling. Filled with action, heart wrenching twists and the most delicious romance, this unputdownable novel comes with a warning: keep a fan close by, because the temperatures are about to rise." Elena, The Bibliotheque Blo “In this exciting new novel by Jennifer L. Armentrout, she introduces a fantastical world filled with immense detail, and characters who are poignant and fierce, Jennifer truly has out done herself!” – BookBesties “From Blood and Ash is a fantastic fantasy that will hook you immediately from the very first page! I loved every single moment and all of the characters are ones you will fall in love with! Jennifer L. Armentrout has done it again with her amazing writing skills and lots of detail! Get this book immediately!!!” - Amanda @Stuck In YA Books “Jennifer has stepped into the fantasy genre with this absolutely amazing novel. With characters you will love and more than a few twists and turns, get ready for one amazing adventure.” -Perpetual Fangirl "This magnificent book has so many pieces in it: fantasy, mystery, forbidden romance, supernatural, lies, deceit, betrayal, love, friendship, family. And so, so, so many secrets your head will be spinning. Jennifer L. Armentrout has created another masterpiece that I will be rushing to buy, and will be telling everyone to read it ASAP!" ~Jeraca @My Nose in YA Books “From Blood to Ash is the first high fantasy book from Jennifer L Armentrout, but hopefully not the last. Like all her other works, her ability to create worlds, create swoon worthy men, and feisty strong female characters is amazing. Fantasy, mystery, romance, betrayal, love, and steamy scenes, this book has it all.” - Lisa @ The Blonde Book Lover “From Blood & Ash is everything we love about JLA’s fantasy writing...pumped up on steroids. There’s epic world building and plot twists, a strong female lead, a swoon worthy book hottie, a steamy forbidden love story, and side characters that can’t help but steal your heart. My mind was blown by the end of this book.” - Kris S. (frantic4romantic) “Step into an exciting new fantasy world by Jennifer L. Armentrout, From Blood And Ash takes you on a fantastic ride with twists and turns galore. Characters you will love to laugh and cry with. A phenomenal start to an exciting new series.” - Lori Dunn an avid reader “From Blood and Ash was everything I wanted in a high fantasy novel. The myths, the legends, the epic romance, and an adventure that will keep you on your toes beginning to end. I couldn’t put the book down. Truly a brilliant start to what I believe will be yet another amazing series by Jennifer L. Armentrout." –Sabrina, Books Are My Life “Jennifer L. Armentrout takes her first step into the high fantasy genre with From Blood and Ash. A story of forbidden love, lies, secrets, and betrayal - it will leave you wanting more after the very last page.” - Love Just Is Books “From Blood and Ash is like reading my favorite book for first time.” - Raquel Herrera “With From Blood and Ash, Jennifer Armentrout successfully takes on the genre of high fantasy, proving, once again, that she is a master of her craft. Filled with epic adventure, forbidden romance, deceit, lies, and betrayal, FB&A draws you in from page one and refuses to let go!” - Erica, The Rest Just Falls Away “Jennifer L. Armentrout comes trough once again with From Blood and Ash as it kept me enthralled throughout the full book. You won't be able to put down this epic story once you start.” - Julalicious Book Paradise “From Blood and Ash strikes the perfect balance between fantasy and romance elements leaving the world feeling live in and full while allowing the relationship between the main characters feeling real and authentic.” - Nads Book Nook, Nadine Bergeron “Be prepared to spend your whole day reading From Blood and Ash. Once you start reading this high fantasy novel, you won't want to put it down.” - Love Book Triangle “From Blood and Ash is absolutely breath taking. JLA does what she does best by creating a fantastical world filled with romance, lies, betrayal, adventure and all things we love and expect from JLA characters that melt our hearts and steal our hearts and souls. I cannot wait for the next one!” - Pia Colon “From Blood and Ash, Jennifer L. Armentrout brought to life a high fantasy that is enthralling. Another masterful addition to my collection. Get ready to stay on your toes from start to end.” - Amy Oh, Reader by the Mountains “From Blood and Ash is the first high fantasy novel by Jennifer L Armentrout and she absolutely nails it. This is fantasy for skeptics and unbelievers because it makes you want to be a fantasy fan! This page turner makes you want to devour it in one night and at the same time savor every detail. Heart stopping and inspiring and grips you from page one.” – Tracy Kirby “An intriguing puzzle of a world, a ruthless hero, a determine heroin, and a plot that will keep you up late, this book is one of the best I've read this year.” – Valerie from Stuck In Books “From Blood and Ash, a thrilling high fantasy that packs a punch, each page will leave you wanting more!” - Tracey, Books & Other Pursuits

Author Jennifer L. Armentrout
Isbn 1952457017
Genre Fiction
Year 2020-03-30
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Faith Jones is an Earth girl...and she's not. She's half Aleran. And not just any half - a royal half.Her mother is the queen, her sister is the heir, and her twin is determined to kill every alien on the planet if that's what it takes to find their kidnapped mother. Faith's job is to hide her identity and infiltrate the Jax family household to discover who betrayed them and ordered a hit on their lives. Faith thinks she's got it all under control, until she meets Lord Jax's oldest son, Thordin. He's sexy. He's hot as hell. And the first time he sees her, he tells her the one thing she absolutely does not want to hear...Mine! Her head says no, but her body? Well, that wanton traitor seems to have a mind of its own. Download now and continue the adventure on Alera with Faith, Destiny and Trinity in the Interstellar Brides: Ascension Saga! If you love romance in the style of Nalini Singh, Christine Feehan, J.R. Ward, Lara Adrian, S. E. Smith, and out-of-this world outer space adventures like The Expanse, Star Trek, Star Wars and Stargate, be sure to read USAT Bestselling Author Grace Goodwin's exciting science fiction and paranormal book series! Aliens, adventure, and hot romance all in one place! Over one MILLION books sold!

Author Grace Goodwin
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Year 2018
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By the New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Clocks | Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize A postmodern visionary and one of the leading voices in twenty-first-century fiction, David Mitchell combines flat-out adventure, a Nabokovian love of puzzles, a keen eye for character, and a taste for mind-bending, philosophical and scientific speculation in the tradition of Umberto Eco, Haruki Murakami, and Philip K. Dick. The result is brilliantly original fiction as profound as it is playful. In this groundbreaking novel, an influential favorite among a new generation of writers, Mitchell explores with daring artistry fundamental questions of reality and identity. Cloud Atlas begins in 1850 with Adam Ewing, an American notary voyaging from the Chatham Isles to his home in California. Along the way, Ewing is befriended by a physician, Dr. Goose, who begins to treat him for a rare species of brain parasite. . . . Abruptly, the action jumps to Belgium in 1931, where Robert Frobisher, a disinherited bisexual composer, contrives his way into the household of an infirm maestro who has a beguiling wife and a nubile daughter. . . . From there we jump to the West Coast in the 1970s and a troubled reporter named Luisa Rey, who stumbles upon a web of corporate greed and murder that threatens to claim her life. . . . And onward, with dazzling virtuosity, to an inglorious present-day England; to a Korean superstate of the near future where neocapitalism has run amok; and, finally, to a postapocalyptic Iron Age Hawaii in the last days of history. But the story doesn’t end even there. The narrative then boomerangs back through centuries and space, returning by the same route, in reverse, to its starting point. Along the way, Mitchell reveals how his disparate characters connect, how their fates intertwine, and how their souls drift across time like clouds across the sky. As wild as a videogame, as mysterious as a Zen koan, Cloud Atlas is an unforgettable tour de force that, like its incomparable author, has transcended its cult classic status to become a worldwide phenomenon. Praise for Cloud Atlas “[David] Mitchell is, clearly, a genius. He writes as though at the helm of some perpetual dream machine, can evidently do anything, and his ambition is written in magma across this novel’s every page.”—The New York Times Book Review “One of those how-the-holy-hell-did-he-do-it? modern classics that no doubt is—and should be—read by any student of contemporary literature.”—Dave Eggers “Wildly entertaining . . . a head rush, both action-packed and chillingly ruminative.”—People “The novel as series of nested dolls or Chinese boxes, a puzzle-book, and yet—not just dazzling, amusing, or clever but heartbreaking and passionate, too. I’ve never read anything quite like it, and I’m grateful to have lived, for a while, in all its many worlds.”—Michael Chabon “Cloud Atlas ought to make [Mitchell] famous on both sides of the Atlantic as a writer whose fearlessness is matched by his talent.”—The Washington Post Book World “Thrilling . . . One of the biggest joys in Cloud Atlas is watching Mitchell sashay from genre to genre without a hitch in his dance step.”—Boston Sunday Globe “Grand and elaborate . . . [Mitchell] creates a world and language at once foreign and strange, yet strikingly familiar and intimate.”—Los Angeles Times

Author David Mitchell
Isbn 0307373576
Genre Fiction
Year 2010-07-16
Pages 528
Language English
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The magical saga of the women behind King Arthur's throne. “A monumental reimagining of the Arthurian legends . . . reading it is a deeply moving and at times uncanny experience. . . . An impressive achievement.”—The New York Times Book Review In Marion Zimmer Bradley's masterpiece, we see the tumult and adventures of Camelot's court through the eyes of the women who bolstered the king's rise and schemed for his fall. From their childhoods through the ultimate fulfillment of their destinies, we follow these women and the diverse cast of characters that surrounds them as the great Arthurian epic unfolds stunningly before us. As Morgaine and Gwenhwyfar struggle for control over the fate of Arthur's kingdom, as the Knights of the Round Table take on their infamous quest, as Merlin and Viviane wield their magics for the future of Old Britain, the Isle of Avalon slips further into the impenetrable mists of memory, until the fissure between old and new worlds' and old and new religions' claims its most famous victim.

Author Marion Zimmer Bradley
Isbn 0345448162
Genre Fiction
Year 2001-07-15
Pages 912
Language English
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, the Mistborn series is a heist story of political intrigue and magical, martial-arts action. For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear. For a thousand years the Lord Ruler, the "Sliver of Infinity," reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, divinely invincible. Then, when hope was so long lost that not even its memory remained, a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa rediscovered it in the depths of the Lord Ruler's most hellish prison. Kelsier "snapped" and found in himself the powers of a Mistborn. A brilliant thief and natural leader, he turned his talents to the ultimate caper, with the Lord Ruler himself as the mark. Kelsier recruited the underworld's elite, the smartest and most trustworthy allomancers, each of whom shares one of his many powers, and all of whom relish a high-stakes challenge. Only then does he reveal his ultimate dream, not just the greatest heist in history, but the downfall of the divine despot. But even with the best criminal crew ever assembled, Kel's plan looks more like the ultimate long shot, until luck brings a ragged girl named Vin into his life. Like him, she's a half-Skaa orphan, but she's lived a much harsher life. Vin has learned to expect betrayal from everyone she meets, and gotten it. She will have to learn to trust, if Kel is to help her master powers of which she never dreamed. This saga dares to ask a simple question: What if the hero of prophecy fails? Other Tor books by Brandon Sanderson The Cosmere The Stormlight Archive The Way of Kings Words of Radiance Edgedancer (Novella) Oathbringer The Mistborn trilogy Mistborn: The Final Empire The Well of Ascension The Hero of Ages Mistborn: The Wax and Wayne series Alloy of Law Shadows of Self Bands of Mourning Collection Arcanum Unbounded Other Cosmere novels Elantris Warbreaker The Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians The Scrivener's Bones The Knights of Crystallia The Shattered Lens The Dark Talent The Rithmatist series The Rithmatist Other books by Brandon Sanderson The Reckoners Steelheart Firefight Calamity At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Author Brandon Sanderson
Isbn 1429914564
Genre Fiction
Year 2010-04-01
Pages 544
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"Je commençai l'ascension de l'Espagne pour remonter en France, puis l'Italie, la Suisse, la Roumanie, pour finir en Ukraine, mais le paysage de désolation est le même partout, des hurleurs et des morts à chaque coin de rue. Ce périple me prit trois ans et demi quand je décidai de m'installer à Vinnytsia, dans l'ancien stade à l'abandon du Central Park ukrainien. Cela faisait deux mois que j'étais ici..." En 2014, la vie d'un enfant va être à jamais transformée. Il va devoir courir à travers l'Europe dans un monde détruit par la bêtise humaine, dans un monde qui va le pousser à devenir un soldat avant d'être un homme. Une guerre épidémique et virale fait rage, poussant les hommes aux pires atrocités : fin d'un monde ou éternel recommencement? Pour comprendre et survivre, il va lui falloir faire des choix qui le conduiront, pendant près de cinquante ans, entre tragédies et sursauts d'espoir.... Un style direct et immersif, une trame gagnant en intensité au fil des pages : parvenant à renouveler le genre, Michel Riblet signe ici le premier volet d'une saga post-apocalyptique pleine de bruit et de fureur.

Author Michel Riblet
Isbn 2342038038
Genre ,
Year 2015-05-28
Pages 216
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Pierce Brown’s relentlessly entertaining debut channels the excitement of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. “Red Rising ascends above a crowded dys­topian field.”—USA Today NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, BUZZFEED, AND SHELF AWARENESS “I live for the dream that my children will be born free,” she says. “That they will be what they like. That they will own the land their father gave them.” “I live for you,” I say sadly. Eo kisses my cheek. “Then you must live for more.” Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he toils willingly, trusting that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children. But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and lush wilds spread across the planet. Darrow—and Reds like him—are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class. Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, where the next generation of humanity’s overlords struggle for power. He will be forced to compete for his life and the very future of civilization against the best and most brutal of Society’s ruling class. There, he will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies . . . even if it means he has to become one of them to do so. Praise for Red Rising “[A] spectacular adventure . . . one heart-pounding ride . . . Pierce Brown’s dizzyingly good debut novel evokes The Hunger Games, Lord of the Flies, and Ender’s Game. . . . [Red Rising] has everything it needs to become meteoric.”—Entertainment Weekly “Ender, Katniss, and now Darrow.”—Scott Sigler “Red Rising is a sophisticated vision. . . . Brown will find a devoted audience.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch Don’t miss any of Pierce Brown’s Red Rising Saga: RED RISING • GOLDEN SON • MORNING STAR • IRON GOLD • DARK AGE

Author Pierce Brown
Isbn 0345539796
Genre Fiction
Year 2014-01-28
Pages 400
Language English
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La biographie d’un génie visionnaire, inventeur et entrepreneur surdoué, devenu l’un des hommes les plus influents de la planète. Le plus secret aussi. Il est l’incarnation du rêve américain. Créateur de son premier réseau de messagerie à 12 ans, il refuse six ans plus tard une offre de Microsoft qui aurait pu le rendre millionnaire, préférant bâtir seul son empire. Il conçoit Facebook, devient milliardaire à 24 ans, rachète WhatsApp, Instagram… des services utilisés par plus de 2 milliards de personnes ! Une trajectoire supersonique sans équivalent à ce jour. Toutefois derrière ses professions de foi humanistes – « un monde ouvert et connecté » – et l’altruisme revendiqué de son PDG, que cache vraiment le projet Facebook ? Quelle influence directe ou indirecte a-t-il joué dans le Brexit, l’élection de Donald Trump en 2016, l’explosion des fake news ? Que deviennent réellement les données récoltées auprès des utilisateurs ? Zuckerberg se sert-il délibérément de Facebook comme d’un cheval de Troie au cœur de nos démocraties – quand on sait qu’il revendique sans état d’âme « la domination mondiale » ? Ou, tel un Frankenstein du XXIe siècle, a-t-il été dépassé par sa créature ? Il y a ce qu’on sait. Et il y a tout ce que l’homme s’emploie à protéger, depuis des années. Daniel Ichbiah, grand spécialiste de la Silicon Valley et des nouvelles technologies, a recoupé les témoignages de proches, retranscrit les messages privés et les réunions en huis clos, récolté des montagnes d’informations, pour délivrer la seule biographie complète et actualisée sur un homme devenu un mythe vivant. Daniel Ichbiah, écrivain et journaliste, est spécialiste des nouvelles technologies et a publié plusieurs livres à succès, notamment les biographies Bill Gates et la saga Microsoft et Les 4 vies de Steve Jobs. Mark-Zuckerberg - la biographie a originellement été publié par La Martinière

Author Daniel Ichbiah
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Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2021-04-24
Pages 516
Language English
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