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For the first time all five novels in the epic fantasy series that inspired HBO s Game of Thrones are together in one boxed set An immersive entertainment experience unlike any other A Song of Ice and Fire has earned George R R Martin dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine international acclaim and millions of loyal readers Now here is the entire monumental cycle A GAME OF THRONES A CLASH OF KINGS A STORM OF SWORDS A FEAST OF CROWS A DANCE WITH DRAGONS One of the best series in the history of fantasy Los Angeles Times Winter is coming Such is the stern motto of House Stark the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King s Landing There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert s name There his family dwells in peace and comfort his proud wife Catelyn his sons Robb Brandon and Rickon his daughters Sansa and Arya and his bastard son Jon Snow Far to the north behind the towering Wall lie savage Wildings and worse unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south where Jon Arryn the Hand of the King has died under mysterious circumstances Now... Robert is riding north to Winterfell bringing his queen the lovely but cold Cersei his son the cruel vainglorious Prince Joffrey and the queen s brothers Jaime and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannister the first a swordsman without equal the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms Meanwhile across the Narrow Sea Prince Viserys heir of the fallen House Targaryen which once ruled all of Westeros schemes to reclaim the throne with an army of barbarian Dothraki whose loyalty he will purchase in the only coin left to him his beautiful yet innocent sister Daenerys Long live George Martin a literary dervish enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers The New York Timesmore
The highly anticipated finale to the 1 New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with A Discovery of Witches After traveling through time in Shadow of Night the second book in Deborah Harkness s enchanting series historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies At Matthew s ancestral home at Sept-Tours they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches with one significant exception But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed and when it is the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency In the trilogy s final volume Harkness deepens her themes of power and passion family and caring past deeds and their present consequences In ancestral homes and university laboratories using ancient knowledge and modern science from the hills of the Auvergne to the palaces of Venice and beyond the couple at last learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago With more than one million copies sold in the United States and appearing in thirty-eight foreign editions A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night have landed on all of the major bestseller lists and garnered rave reviews from... countless publications Eagerly awaited by Harkness s legion of fans The Book of Life brings this superbly written series to a deeply satisfying close more
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The Goldfinch is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind Donna Tartt has delivered an extraordinary work of fiction --Stephen King The New York Times Book ReviewTheo Decker a 13-year-old New Yorker miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother Abandoned by his father Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue disturbed by schoolmates who don t know how to talk to him and tormented above all by his longing for his mother he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her a small mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art As an adult Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works He is alienated and in love--and at the center of a narrowing ever more dangerous circle The Goldfinch is a mesmerizing stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession survival and self-invention and the ruthless machinations of fate
Gabriel Allon art restorer and occasional spy searches for a stolen masterpiece by Caravaggio in 1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva s latest action-packed tale of high stakes international intrigue Sometimes the best way to find a stolen masterpiece is to steal another one Master novelist Daniel Silva has thrilled readers with sixteen thoughtful and gripping spy novels featuring a diverse cast of compelling characters and ingenious plots that have taken them around the globe and back from the United States to Europe Russia to the Middle East His brilliant creation Gabriel Allon art restorer assassin spy has joined the pantheon of great fictional secret agents including George Smiley Jack Ryan Jason Bourne and Simon Templar Following the success of his smash hit The English Girl Daniel Silva returns with another powerhouse of a novel that showcases his outstanding skill and brilliant imagination and is sure to be a must read for both his multitudes of fans and growing legions of converts
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage Missouri it is Nick and Amy Dunne s fifth wedding anniversary Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick s clever and beautiful wife disappears Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife s head but passages from Amy s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge Under mounting pressure from the police and the media as well as Amy s fiercely doting parents the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies deceits and inappropriate behavior Nick is oddly evasive and he s definitely bitter but is he really a killer
A thoroughly revised and updated edition of Thomas C Foster s classic guide a lively and entertaining introduction to literature and literary basics including symbols themes and contexts that shows you how to make your everyday reading experience more rewarding and enjoyable While many books can be enjoyed for their basic stories there are often deeper literary meanings interwoven in these texts How to Read Literature Like a Professor helps us to discover those hidden truths by looking at literature with the eyes and the literary codes-of the ultimate professional reader the college professor What does it mean when a literary hero is traveling along a dusty road When he hands a drink to his companion When he s drenched in a sudden rain shower Ranging from major themes to literary models narrative devices and form Thomas C Foster provides us with a broad overview of literature a world where a road leads to a quest a shared meal may signify a communion and rain whether cleansing or destructive is never just a shower-and shows us how to make our reading experience more enriching satisfying and fun This revised edition includes new chapters a new preface and epilogue and incorporates updated teaching points that Foster has developed... over the past decade more
The critically acclaimed bestselling novel from Gayle Forman author of Where She Went Just One Day and Just One Year Soon to be a major motion picture starring Chloe Moretz In the blink of an eye everything changes Seventeen year-old Mia has no memory of the accident she can only recall what happened afterwards watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost what she has left and the very difficult choice she must make Heartwrenchingly beautiful this will change the way you look at life love and family Now a major motion picture starring Chloe Grace Moretz Mia s story will stay with you for a long long time
From the highly acclaimed multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr the beautiful stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of its thousands of locks When she is six Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home When she is twelve the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo where Marie-Laure s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea With them they carry what might be the museum s most valuable and dangerous jewel In a mining town in Germany the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister enchanted by a crude radio they find Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments a talent that wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth then a special assignment to track the resistance More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence Werner travels through the heart of the war and... finally into Saint-Malo where his story and Marie-Laure s converge Doerr s stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors San Francisco Chronicle are dazzling Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner he illuminates the ways against all odds people try to be good to one another Ten years in the writing All the Light We Cannot See is a magnificent deeply moving novel from a writer whose sentences never fail to thrill Los Angeles Times more
When novelist Owen Quine goes missing his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike At first Mrs Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days-as he has done before-and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home But as Strike investigates it becomes clear that there is more to Quine s disappearance than his wife realizes The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows If the novel were to be published it would ruin lives-meaning that there are a lot of people who might want him silenced When Quine is found brutally murdered under bizarre circumstances it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer a killer unlike any Strike has encountered before A compulsively readable crime novel with twists at every turn THE SILKWORM is the second in the highly acclaimed series featuring Cormoran Strike and his determined young assistant Robin Ellacott
1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor delivers his most frightening and pulse-pounding thriller ever After a CIA agent mysteriously dies overseas his top asset surfaces with a startling and terrifying claim There s just one problem no one knows if she can be trusted But when six exchange students go missing two airplane passengers trade places and one political-asylum seeker is arrested a deadly chain of events is set in motion With the United States facing an imminent and devastating attack America s new president must turn to covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath to help carry out two of the most dangerous operations in the country s history Code-named Gold Dust and Blackbird they are shrouded in absolute secrecy as either of them if discovered will constitute an act of war
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