The Name of the Blade

Author: Zoë Marriott
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
ISBN: 0763669571
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When Mio steals her grandfather's priceless katana, she unknowingly unleashes an ancient evil into modern-day London and must learn to control the katana's legendary power.

Frail Human Heart The Name of the Blade Book Three

Author: Zoe Marriott
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 076369200X
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It’s been a long few days since Mio stole the ancient, magical katana from her family’s attic. She and her friends have defeated the demonic Nekomata and banished the Goddess of Death’s plague-spreading Shikome. But at a terrible cost: Mio’s beloved Shinobu is lost to her, imprisoned again within the katana. With no time to succumb to guilt and grief, Mio must find a way to defeat the vengeful gods Izanagi and Izanami once and for all. Her only hope lies in the one place immortals can’t go: the realm of dreams, a shifting dimension of water and ice, echoes and memories, beauty and danger.

Darkness Hidden The Name of the Blade Book Two

Author: Zoe Marriott
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763680559
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Against all odds, Mio has defeated the evil Nekomata and seen her love, Shinobu, restored to life. But in the wake of the battle, Mio’s unsettling connection to the katana—an ancient sword her family has been compelled to guard for generations—has grown more frightening. And now the Underworld has sent the Shikome—foul women whose feathers carry death—to spread a supernatural plague through London. With her best friend in the hospital, Shinobu’s very existence at risk, and the city in chaos, Mio realizes there is no way she can keep everyone she loves alive. What terrible sacrifice must she make to save the world?

Kurzer Abstecher

Author: Irvine Welsh
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641203597
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Alte Messer schneiden gut Jim Francis hat endlich seinen Frieden gefunden. Zusammen mit seiner Frau und den beiden Töchtern führt er ein beschauliches Leben unter der Sonne Kaliforniens. Nichts mehr deutet darauf hin, dass er einst ein berüchtigter Straftäter war. Doch dann wird sein Sohn aus erster Ehe ermordet. Um der Beerdigung beizuwohnen, reist Jim noch einmal in die Stadt, die er nie wieder betreten wollte. Und auf Edinburghs Straßen flüstern die Leute: Franco Begbie ist zurück ...

The Name of the Rose

Author: Umberto Eco
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156001311
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It is the year 1327. Franciscans in an Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, but Brother William of Baskerville’s investigation is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths. Translated by William Weaver. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

In The Name Of Honor

Author: Dayton Ward
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471107531
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The crew of the USS Enterprise arrive on a remote Klingon planet and soon discover that the crew of the USS Gagarin, which was viciously attacked by Klingons ten years ago, have been held prisoner there ever since. With the assistance of the brave and honourable Koloth -- the Klingon captain from the viewer-favourite original series episode, "The Trouble with Tribbles" -- Captain Kirk sets out to rescue them, knowing that, should he fail, the Federation will deny all knowledge of his mission. What's more, powerful factions in the Klingon goverment are determined not to give up the prisoners, even if it means obliterating every last one of them -- and anyone who attempts to save them! Undeterred by the odds that are stacked against him, Kirk proceeds with his audacious plan. In the course of the rescue he discovers the secrets behind many Klingon mysteries -- mysteries that Star Trek fans have been waiting to find out. Why, for instance, did the Klingons originally encountered by Captain Kirk appear physically different to those encountered by later Starfleet crews? For the first time IN THE NAME OF HONOR answers the question that has puzzled the Star Trek universe for years.

The Name of War

Author: Jill Lepore
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307488572
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Winner of the Bancroft Prize King Philip's War, the excruciating racial war—colonists against Indians—that erupted in New England in 1675, was, in proportion to population, the bloodiest in American history. Some even argued that the massacres and outrages on both sides were too horrific to "deserve the name of a war." The war's brutality compelled the colonists to defend themselves against accusations that they had become savages. But Jill Lepore makes clear that it was after the war—and because of it—that the boundaries between cultures, hitherto blurred, turned into rigid ones. King Philip's War became one of the most written-about wars in our history, and Lepore argues that the words strengthened and hardened feelings that, in turn, strengthened and hardened the enmity between Indians and Anglos. Telling the story of what may have been the bitterest of American conflicts, and its reverberations over the centuries, Lepore has enabled us to see how the ways in which we remember past events are as important in their effect on our history as were the events themselves. Winner of the the 1998 Ralph Waldo Emerson Award of the Phi Beta Kappa Society

Die S nde der Br der

Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 3426435802
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Der zweite Band der Lord-John-Saga endlich wieder lieferbar! Alle Fans der berühmten "Outlander"-Reihe von Diana Gabaldon kennen Lord John Grey als einen von Jamie Frasers besten Freunden. Doch auch abseits der Ereignisse aus "Outlander" erlebt er spannende Abenteuer. England, 1758: Vor siebzehn Jahren wurde Lord Johns Vater tot mit einer Pistole in der Hand aufgefunden. Nun erwacht die Erinnerung an die Vergangenheit, als Johns Bruder von einem unbekannten Absender eine Seite aus dem Tagebuch ihres Vaters zugeschickt wird. Um herauszufinden, wer dahinter steckt, wendet Lord John sich an den einzigen Mann, dem er noch vertrauen kann: Jamie Fraser. Aber der Siebenjährige Krieg, eine verbotene Affäre und Jamies eigene Geheimnisse erschweren Lord Johns Bestrebungen, endlich die Wahrheit über den Tod seines Vaters herauszufinden.

The Blade Runner Experience

Author: Will Brooker
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023150179X
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Since its release in 1982, Ridley Scott's Blade Runner, based on Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, has remained a cult classic through its depiction of a futuristic Los Angeles; its complex, enigmatic plot; and its underlying questions about the nature of human identity. The Blade Runner Experience: The Legacy of a Science Fiction Classic examines the film in a broad context, examining its relationship to the original novel, the PC game, the series of sequels, and the many films influenced by its style and themes. It investigates Blade Runner online fandom and asks how the film's future city compares to the present-day Los Angeles, and it revisits the film to pose surprising new questions about its characters and their world.