»Nimmt man einem Engel die Flügel, so ist es das Herz, welches weiterkämpft.« Die Welt liegt in Schutt und Asche. Grausame Wesen haben alles zerstört, was Caylor je geliebt hat. Ihre Heimat, Freunde und Familie existieren nicht mehr. Doch sie hat eine Chance alles zu verändern. Mit Hilfe ihrer machtvollen Gabe flieht Caylor in die Vergangenheit vor der Vernichtung, doch der Preis ist hoch. Wird es ihr gelingen, das ihr entgegengebrachte Misstrauen ihrer Geliebten zu besiegen und ihre Welt vor dem nahenden Krieg und der totalen Zerstörung zu bewahren? Vivienna Norna offenbart uns mit ihrem Debütroman »Timeless Chance« eine düstere Welt voller Verzweiflung und Missgunst. Eine zerbrechliche Welt, die von vier Völkern zusammengehalten wird, und in der eine junge Engelsfrau um das Leben ihrer Geliebten kämpfen muss, die nichts von ihrer Existenz und der drohenden Gefahr ahnen. Herausgezerrt aus einer Jahrhunderte währenden Gefangenschaft in die noch fast friedliche Heimat, fordern nicht nur ihre Ängste sie heraus. Was ist die Kehrseite der Medaille? Die Konsequenz für ihre Gabe, das Schicksal zu verändern?
An effective, sophisticated and accurate piece of timeless narrative, a testimony of the individual truth that is always ingrained within the actual and social facts of history. Between the last days of the ´´Geniul din Carpati,´´ or Nicolae Ceausescu, and the years immediately following his famous execution by firing squad that was shown live on TV (25 December 1998), Romania fell into the uncertainty of a revolution that was never implemented in practice. Reflecting a society split between the desire for freedom and the latent immobility of an entire generation born of the backwardness of the Ceauseschian regime, is Nicu, a teacher living in Bucharest. Within the short span of a few months, Nicu finds himself unemployed and has to face the hardships of a job that is no longer there, money that is scarce, and food that is lacking. Mihail, a preadolescent boy of the underground, lives with his friend Barbie within the sewer system that cuts across the city. Always populated by a young humanity, the sewers of Bucharest form a jungle where the law of the strongest prevails, where one gets high sniffing Aurolac from plastic bags and in order to eat one prostitutes oneself in exchange for a handful of dollars. One day, on the snow-covered meadows of the Tineretului Park, that green space of Bucharest and the invisible wall of partition separating the good neighborhoods from the periphery, Nicu´s and Mihail´s stories cross.
A hard science fiction novel from multiple Hugo Award-winner Allen Steele Best 19 Science Fiction Books of 2016 Allen Steele, creator of the Coyote series of books, has written a triumphant science fiction novel hailed as triumphantly optimistic. Nathan Arkwright is a seminal author of the twentieth century. At the end of his life he becomes reclusive and cantankerous, refusing to appear before or interact with his legion of fans. Little did anyone know, Nathan was putting into motion his true, timeless legacy. Convinced that humanity cannot survive on Earth, his Arkwright Foundation dedicates itself to creating a colony on an Earth-like planet several light years distant. Fueled by Nathan´s legacy, generations of Arkwrights are drawn together, and pulled apart, by the enormity of the task and weight of their name. At the Publisher´s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Bestselling author and marketing strategist Ryan Holiday reveals to creatives of all stripes-authors, entrepreneurs, musicians, filmmakers, fine artists-how a classic work is made and marketed. Classic. Evergreen. Cult. Backlist. We can all identify with products that seem to last forever and just keep selling. But how can we create things that can and should last, especially in an environment where short-term gain and flash-in-the-pan success are so often the benchmark, where Hollywood movies are written off after a weekend or Silicon Valley start-ups are considered to have failed if they don´t go viral? Enter Ryan Holiday and his concept of the Perennial Seller, products that exist in every creative industry, timeless, dependable resources and unsung money-makers, increasing in value over time and outlasting and outstretching the competition. Holiday shows us that creating a classic doesn´t have to be a fluke or just a matter of luck. In Perennial Seller he takes us back to the first principles of the models and thinking that underpin the creation of something built to last. Featuring interviews with some of the world´s greatest entrepreneurs and creatives and grounded in a deep study of the classics from every genre, the book shares a mindset and approach we can all adopt to make and market a classic work. Whether you have a book or a business, a song or the next great screenplay, Holiday reveals the recipe for perennial success.
From Spain in the Moors Era, to Scotland in the 15th century, from 18th century Germany to modern London, the lives of the vampires and the werewolves that we know have many secrets. What is the connection between Tyr, the albino vampire and Eno, the African blood eater? Who was the Scottish woman who reminded Adrian of Sarah? How did Vlan and Myra become what they are? Is Anne, Harry’s bodyguard, only a faithful she-wolf? Who betrayed both species by handing over Sarah’s son to the Observers? A long journey through the centuries and through the darkest shadows of passion, but also through timeless feelings that tie all beings together, whether they are human or not. The final chapter of the Little Black Chronicles . -- EXPLICIT CONTENT -- He turned around. Anne was approaching him and it was clear she wanted to speak to him. He stuck his hands in his pockets and waited for her to reach him. ‘Sir…’ she said, stopping a few feet away from him, ‘…I smelt you out here and…’ Harry sniffed the air more attentively. Well, he was almost flattered that she was still turned on. Anne blushed, taking a small step back. ‘Well; regarding this morning… and… I’m sorry, sir, I didn’t…’ Harry shrugged. ‘It’s her smell. She is intoxicating;’ he said. ‘And you are too;’ he added turning his back on her. He walked calmly towards the back of the house. Anne stayed where she was, obviously undecided. ‘It’s up to you;’ Harry specified, turning somewhat before carrying on. He heard her footsteps behind him. There was no need to add anything else. He entered the back door and hallway, which was rather bare. In a corner there was all the gardening equipment hung up on the wall and a cupboard that had who knows what inside. Stuff that his employees used, probably. Anne entered behind him and closed the door. She looked around, she looked at him, then she rested her elbows against the wall, pushing her bum outwards. Her smell, now that they were in a small space was… significant. Harry got a slight head rush, while he approached her. Standing up behind her, he unfastened her trousers and he lowered them to under her buttocks. She had a nice, firm behind, among other things. A really beautiful behind. All of Anne was rather appealing really, even if she couldn’t hold up to Sarah’s standards. Sarah was beautiful from the tip of her hair to the tips of her feet. Sarah made you hard even by just looking at a photograph of her. Anne was… excited. And thus exciting as a consequence, for any other wolf. She was willing to mate. She was… well, a human would have defined her as wet.
Mama comes to tuck you in, Pulls the covers to your chin, Squeezes fingers, squeezes toes, Lays a kiss upon your nose. New York Times bestselling author Mary Engelbreit presents The Bedtime Book, a beautifully-illustrated picture book that pairs sleepy time text with Mary´s beloved, timeless art. From endearing poems and snuggly stories to sweet blessings and precious prayers, each page of The Bedtime Book features ways for you to read your little one to sleep.
The fifth book in the new Penguin Maigret series: Georges Simenon´s gripping tale of small town suspicion and revenge , in Linda Asher´s timeless translation. There was an exaggerated humility about her. Her cowed eyes, her way of gliding noiselessly about without bumping into things, of quivering nervously at the slightest word, were the very image of a scullery maid accustomed to hardship. And yet he sensed, beneath that image, glints of pride held firmly in check. She was anaemic. Her flat chest was not formed to rouse desire. Nevertheless, she was strangely appealing, perhaps because she seemed troubled, despondent, sickly. In the windswept seaside town of Concarneau, a local wine merchant is shot. In fact, someone is out to kill all the influential men and the entire town is soon sent into a state of panic. For Maigret, the answers lie with the pale, downtrodden waitress Emma, and a strange yellow dog lurking in the shadows... Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as A Face for a Clue . ´Compelling, remorseless, brilliant´ John Gray ´One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories´ Guardian ´A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness´ Independent
One of the inspirations for the major motion picture Everest , starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Keira Knightley. Jon Krakauer´s Into Thin Air is the true story of a 24-hour period on Everest, when members of three separate expeditions were caught in a storm and faced a battle against hurricane-force winds, exposure, and the effects of altitude, which ended the worst single-season death toll in the peak´s history. In March 1996, Outside magazine sent veteran journalist and seasoned climber Jon Krakauer on an expedition led by celebrated Everest guide Rob Hall. Despite the expertise of Hall and the other leaders, by the end of summit day, eight people were dead. Krakauer´s book is at once the story of the ill-fated adventure and an analysis of the factors leading up to its tragic end. Written within months of the events it chronicles, Into Thin Air clearly evokes the majestic Everest landscape. As the journey up the mountain progresses, Krakauer puts it in context by recalling the triumphs and perils of other Everest trips throughout history. The author´s own anguish over what happened on the mountain is palpable as he leads readers to ponder timeless questions.
Although it was first published more than thirty-five years ago,Up the Organization continues to top the lists of bestbusiness books by groups as diverse as the American ManagementAssociation, Strategy + Business (Booz Allen Hamilton), andThe Wharton Center for Leadership and Change Management.1-800-CEO-READ ranks Townsend´s bestseller first among eightybooks that ´´every manager must read.´´ This commemorative edition offers a new generation the benefitof Robert Townsend´s timeless wisdom as well as reflectionson his work and life by those who knew and worked with him. Thisgroundbreaking book continues to remind us not to get mired in allthose sacred organizational routines that stifle people andstrangle both profits and profitability. He shows a way to humanizebusiness and a way to have fun while making it all work better thanit ever worked before.
Gin is classic, classy and quintessentially British. It can be enjoyed on picnic blankets in summer with a slice of cucumber, or in dimly lit bars in a martini, shaken, not stirred. Bringing together a heady cocktail of timeless recipes, clever statements, trivia and quips from the world´s wisest and wittiest gin lovers, this book celebrates the glory of gin!