Avatar Book One

Author: S.D. Perry
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471106942
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Star Trek's grittiest and most challenging series may have reached its climactic conclusion on the television screen, but all-new adventures on the frontiers of Federation space continue between the covers of Pocket Books. In the aftermath of the Dominion War that brought the Star Trek universe to the brink of ruin, space station Deep Space Nine - the galaxy's nexus of military and scientific intrigue, situated as it is on the wormhole that links two quadrants - once again becomes a flashpoint of impending Armageddon when a surprise attack cripples the station, killing the First Officer and threatening the fragile peace. Colonel Kira and the surviving crew of DS9 - along with four controverisal new officers - are all that stand against the outbreak of a new conflict and a doom fortold by the Prophets to coincide with the birth of Captain Benjamin Sisko's child. Meanwhile, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the USS Enterprise make a startling discovery, one that will determine the course of an entire civilisation and profoundly affect the lives of the crew of Deep Space Nine...

Dark Harlequin the Clockwork Ninja

Author: Ben Gill
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1452069166
Format: PDF, ePub
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Joe Stanton was a first year law student struggling to go to college and address his own personal issues when he was called home for a family emergency. Their home had been robbed. His father and his father's best friend were both in the hospital, and that was when his oldest brother let him know their family's secret. Not a normal secret, like Dad had an affair with the neighbor's wife, no, one you've-got-to-be-kidding-me kind of secret. For the past forty three years, their father and his friends have guarded and protected a life sized clock work harlequin doll that is animated with the soul of its builder! Joe had always thought it was just one of the odd antiques setting around in the house. Now his brother is telling him that the spirit inside was "asleep," and the thieves have stolen the Harlequin and his possessions. The frantic search for the Harlequin begins only to be interrupted by a call from the Harlequin itself. The Harlequin has awakened in an antique shop in Phoenix, Arizona and Joe is sent to help it get back home. From the minute they meet, the Harlequin leads Joe on a non stop, romantic, sexy, life or death adventure to recover its magical key. While Joe tries to keep things under control, the Harlequin's insatiable curiosity, lusty approach to life, and the fact that it doesn't sleep land it in trouble with a dark and powerful entity bent on blood and destruction. The Harlequin rushes to find its key and avenge the wrongs done to those it loves, while preparing to pit itself against an ancient evil to protect Joe and its new found friends. But the Harlequin won't allow anyone to harm those it loves. That's when it becomes, the Dark Harlequin.

Varian Studies Volume One

Author: Leonardo de Arrizabalaga y Prado
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443893854
Format: PDF, Docs
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Varius is the nomen of the Roman emperor misnamed Elagabalus or Heliogabalus. These are names of the Syrian sun god Elagabal, whose high priest Varius was while emperor. There is no evidence that he was ever so called when alive. Thus named, his posthumous legendary or mythical avatar thrives, in academic prose and popular imagination, as a Semitic monster of cruelty, depravity, fanaticism, mockery and extravagance. Recently, this monster has metamorphosed into an anarchist saint and martyr of gay liberation. This volume explores the historical individual behind Elagabalus and Heliogabalus. Varius was probably born AD 204 in Rome, to Syro-Roman parents linked to the Severan dynasty, and brought up at the imperial court, which spent 208–211 in Britain. After his father’s death in Numidia or Italy, sometime between 214 and 218 Varius went to Syria, where, like a maternal ancestor, he became a priest of Elagabal. In Syria in 217, Macrinus murdered and succeeded the Severan emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, even then known by his nickname, Caracalla. In 218, in a coup against Macrinus, Varius, fourteen, was proclaimed emperor, on the basis of the lie, launched by his grandmother, Caracalla’s aunt, and abetted by his mother, Caracalla’s cousin, that he was Caracalla’s bastard. Varius’ grandmother intended to rule while he reigned. But Varius, now Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, had other ideas. Taking the god Elagabal, a meteorite, to Rome he sought to combine the incompatible personae of Roman emperor and High Priest of Elagabal. He was murdered in 222 before reaching eighteen by his praetorian guards, under the orders of his grandmother and aunt, to make way for his younger, more docile cousin, Alexianus, who reigned as Severus Alexander. Rhetorical invective against Varius was promptly launched to justify his murder. It grew into his mythical or legendary avatar: Elagabalus or Heliogabalus. That avatar came completely to overshadow the historical Varius. This book serves to rescue Varius for history from eighteen centuries spent in fantasy and fiction.

Stargazer Book One

Author: Michael Jan Friedman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743427955
Format: PDF
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Long before he took command of the Starship Enterprise™, Captain Jean-Luc Picard led another proud vessel through the uncharted regions of the galaxy: the U.S.S. Stargazer. Thrust unexpectedly into the center seat, the twenty-eight-year-old Picard must live up to the challenges of starship command—and a crew that hasn't yet learned to trust him The pirate known as the White Wolf has been wreaking havoc across several sectors, and the inexperienced Picard has been given the assignment to stop him. Surprised at getting such a challenge, Picard soon learns that he is expected to fail in his duty and have his captaincy disgraced before it can even begin. Given an untested crew and an impossible mission, Picard must beat the odds and apprehend the White Wolf—but the pirate keeps a shocking secret that leaves Picard to make a deadly decision.

The Brave and the Bold Book One

Author: Keith R. A. DeCandido
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743419243
Format: PDF, Docs
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AN ALL-NEW ADVENTURE SPANNING THREE GENERATIONS! The Malkus Artifacts: four deadly machines, wielded as weapons of absolute power by an interstellar tyrant thousands of years ago and scattered across the Alpha Quadrant when he was overthrown. After their existence was discovered in 2151 by Captain Jonathan Archer of the Starship Enterprise™, all Starfleet vessels were warned to keep an eye out for these most dangerous devices... One hundred years later, Captain James T. Kirk of the U.S.S. Enterprise and Commodore Matt Decker of the U.S.S. Constellation come across the first artifact on the colony world of Alpha Proxima II -- a world ravaged by a mysterious plague. As the crews of the two mighty vessels work to find a cure and locate the artifact, two brave captains must bring order to Proxima before it's too late! One hundred years after that, Commander Benjamin Sisko of Station Deep Space 9™ enlists the aid of Captain Declan Keogh of the U.S.S. Odyssey to help construct a farming colony on Bajor's second moon -- but the colony is placed in jeopardy when the Bajoran terrorist Orta discovers the second artifact and threatens destruction on a massive scale!

Avatar of Apollo

Author: Solomon Merid
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483544451
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Shardumshakaz is a Dark Lord who is evil incarnate. He lives in Castle Hilgorad on the planet called Rowana. He conjures up a vision of the future in a strange pool in Castle Hilgorad and sees a vision of three children long before they were born. Ancient prophecy had foretold that the three children will be a danger to him and his world. Many years later baby Jason is born in a hospital in New York City. A halo forms around his head and causes a power outage which plunges New York City into total darkness. The Olympians enter into an Unbreakable Blood Pact with the Caroll family and the Dermont couples. They bless baby Jason in his mother’s arms and depart by amazing means. It is twelve years later. Fourteen Olympians had come to their Fifth Avenue apartment and had taught Jason, Helen and Hercules defense against evil forces. The Olympians make an appointment in Tibet with the Carolls and the Dermonts. In Bangkok, Thailand, gargoyles come to life spectacularly and attack them viciously. They were pursued by six flying creatures of Rowana and seven Dark creatures in the form of dragons. Dark Lord Shardumshakaz and his alien associates ambush them on an island. They brutally attack Jason. Jason morphs into a hydra. He was wounded by searing jets of flames shooting out of a dragon’s mouth. The Olympians make an appointment with the Carolls and the Dermonts in Central Park in New York City. They meet at midnight on Christmas Day. Ferocious, flying creatures attack them and they defend themselves. The Olympians transport the three children to the planet Olympus through a transgalactic, stargate built by the twenty-five-million-year-old civilization of Olympus. On arriving on Olympus a fearsome sphinx accosts them and asks them five difficult and tricky riddles and threatens to eat them. They also have a hair-raising close encounter with Cerberus, the three-headed dog in Greek mythology. The Olympians travel to the planet called Thebes-Ra 8 and receive astounding, hi-tech smartwands from the hand of Zeus. After the smartwand-giving ceremony on Thebes-Ra 8 Zeus, Apollo and Hermes return to the planet Olympus and meet Jason, Helen and Hercules. They take the children to a school in the University of Atlantis which is located in a space city. They receive a briefing and the seven-year curriculum of the school of superscience powers. The Dark Lord didn’t sit idle all this while. Dark Lord Shardumshakaz sends his minions to abduct the parents of Jason, Helen and Hercules from New York City and imprisons them in a secret place. Then he takes them to the planet called Rowana and imprisons them in the dungeons of Castle Hilgorad. The Olympians and the children travel to Rowana and free their parents after a terrible, earth-shaking fight inside Castle Hilgorad. They return to Olympus aboard a transgalactic starship. The Olympians tell the children to go to a mountain and acquire three baby dragons in order to train them and learn how to ride them. The children acquire three baby dragons as soon as they hatch. They train them and learn how to ride them after Zeus and Hera had secretly accelerated their growth to adulthood in just three weeks. Sometime later they go to a certain town on Olympus. A Dark creature known as a Death Rider pursues them in order to kill them. Then Death Riders mounted on dragons attack the town. Jason, Helen and Hercules give an excellent account of themselves by fighting the Death Riders. Dark Lord Shardumshakaz disguises himself as a dark blue, one-eyed Dark creature and attacks the Olympians and the children. After a terrible fight with him Zeus wounds the one-eyed Dark creature who then enters a vortex and vanishes into the netherworld to nurse his wound and plan his next attack on them.

Ready Player One

Author: Ernest Cline
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104901945
Format: PDF, ePub
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Ernest Clines Bestseller ›Ready Player One‹ ist DER Science-Fiction-Roman zur Virtual-Reality-Revolution und Vorlage für den großen Kinoblockbuster von Steven Spielberg. Im Jahr 2045 ist die Welt ein hässlicher Ort: Die Erdölvorräte sind aufgebraucht, ein Großteil der Bevölkerung lebt in Armut. Einziger Lichtblick ist die OASIS, eine virtuelle Ersatzwelt, in der man leben, arbeiten, zur Schule gehen und spielen kann. Die OASIS ist ein ganzes Universum, es gibt Tausende von Welten, von denen jede ebenso einzigartig wie phantasievoll ist. Und sie hat ein Geheimnis. Der exzentrische Schöpfer der OASIS hat tief im virtuellen Code einen Schatz vergraben, und wer ihn findet, wird seinen gesamten Besitz erben – zweihundertvierzig Milliarden Dollar. Eine Reihe von Rätseln weist den Weg, doch der Haken ist: Niemand weiß, wo die Fährte beginnt. Bis Wade Watts, ein ganz normaler Junge, der am Stadtrand von Oklahoma City in einem Wohnwagen lebt, den ersten wirklich brauchbaren Hinweis findet. Die Jagd ist eröffnet ... »›Ready Player One‹ ist absolut fantastisch – ein großer Spaß für den Geek in mir. Ich hatte das Gefühl, als sei das Buch nur für mich geschrieben worden.« Patrick Rothfuss