Amy Roth challenges her fate with little more than determination, courage and a few friends. Lanterman once again explores the nature of friendship and deep-sea fishing as she creates a vivid picture of human emotion and struggle. In her new novel, Transition in Green, Lanterman compels us to wonder. How many young people loose their way in our mobile society? What role does luck play? This novel brims with hope and it delivers. Amy Roth seems a perfect victim when Rick Horner spots her in the airport in Spokane. Argus Pritchett, a rumpled, retired cop refuses to look the other way. They stay in touch over the years as Amy works out her life goals, independence and happiness. Harv Leigh finds himself in Bakersfield longer than he planned. If Harv is part of the answer for Amy, he must wait. Will he? Will a trip to the Big Island help? And what about Trez? Amy believes Trez can bend luck itself. Treasure Williams, Amy's role model and mentor, wonders if Amy recognizes happiness.
A Psychic's Journey Into Angelic Communication
Author: Martin E. Crespo
Der 17–jährige Dante Angelini aus New York fällt am helllichten Tag einem Entführungsversuch zum Opfer. Er wird jedoch von drei mysteriösen Jugendlichen gerettet und von ihnen zu ihrem „Stützpunkt“ gebracht. Dort erfährt Dante, dass er adoptiert ist und zu den Wächtern gehört. Diese beschützen die Menschheit vor dem Übernatürlichen, das verborgen durch einen magischen Schleier in unserer Welt existiert. Außerdem ist er Teil einer alten Prophezeiung, die besagt, dass er die Fähigkeit besitzt diesen magischen Schleier aufzulösen. Aus diesem Grund hätte Dante nach seiner Geburt eigentlich getötet werden sollen. Doch er hatte Glück und wurde gerettet. Die Leute, die versucht haben ihn zu entführen, bezeichnen sich selbst als die Jäger und wollen ihn dazu benutzten den magischen Schleier aufzulösen. Deshalb muss Dante nun um jeden Preis vor den Jägern beschützt werden. Aber das ist gar nicht so einfach. Denn außer den wenigen Wächtern, die bereits eingeweiht sind, darf niemand von seiner wahren Identität erfahren.Doch Geheimnisse können nicht ewig verborgen bleiben und das Schicksal lässt sich nicht so einfach umgehen, wie Dante schon bald feststellen muss...
Die Prophezeiung der Sterne
Author: Stefanie Burch
Nova is a young girl a year from graduating school and pursuing her photography career. She lives her life happily alongside her longtime friend, Adrian, whom she feels herself developing feelings for. But Adrian is disturbed by dreams of his dead mother living on in another world. Together, they find themselves caught in a mess of a new world of dreams and in a battle against the strongest and deadliest creature of their newfound world. Follow them along as they meet new friends like Ryda and Kikina, discover magical abilities, and take love to a whole new level.
Author: Sammie Louise
Publisher: Balboa Press
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Story of Connor Stratton, an ArcheoHistorian, who is challenged on a talk show to prove an allegation. In searching ancient records, he discovers the existence of a secret society dating from the time of the Apostles and Essences.
Author: Lawrence Murray
Publisher: Sts. Jude imPress
When crossing through a stretch of land in Arizona Territory now known as Monument Valley, Pietr Raul OLeary, an illiterate wanderer, encounters a strange, silent man blocking his route. Instead of backtracking and taking a longer route around the solitary guardian, OLeary decides to press ona decision that will forever change his life. A dust storm materializes suddenly; when it passes, OLeary discovers he is surrounded by a tribe of mysterious people, apparently native to the valley. They tie him up and take him to their village. He is subjected to a series of trials in which he meets a shaman, the chief of the tribe, changing women, ephemeral beings, and a persistent raven. Eventually, he learns that the people, aided by natural monoliths, are guardians of a special way of life. OLeary leaves the valley with a message he must share with the rest of the world, but nobody will believe him. A kind, anonymous woman records his words, but the manuscript soon disappears. Years later, the handwritten testament is discovered buried in a desk, bringing to light a valuable lesson for anyone willing to believe the story.
A True Tale of Travels in the Arizona Territory
Author: Ernie Stech
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Having survived the nuclear winter that resulted from World War III, America and the Guardians, a four-man team of extraordinary warriors, face new threats from Yevgeny Maximov, dictator of the Federated States of Europe
Author: Richard Austin
Publisher: Jove Publications
No matter how good our lives seem to be going, we often long for a little more excitement. Sometimes we don’t realize it though until something unusual is presented to us, and we need to make some big, important decisions. In author Rick Boyle’s The Guardians: The Search for the Golden Praying Mantis, you join three teenagers who undertake an adventure of a lifetime. Seth is the star quarterback for La Jolla High School and his younger brother, Sean, is a genius. For the most part, the brothers are pleased with their lives. Then they meet their new science teacher. Miss Tia, a former college professor from New York University. When she shares a story about the elusive Golden Praying Mantis, the boys are intrigued. With the help of classmate, Amber, they go on a search for this mystical creature. And when they discover a black and white crystal, their lives are changed forever. The Guardians: The Search for the Golden Praying Mantis shows us that things are not always what they seem. Nor are people—even parents. Join Seth and Sean as they begin their journey to become Guardians of the Universe.
The Search for the Golden Praying Mantis
Author: Rick Boyle
Category: Juvenile Fiction
In the modern era, solutions to many environmental problems appear to be beyond the reach of a dialogue based solely on argumentation, dialectics, and the presentation of 'evidence.' The purpose of this study is to construct a bridge between incommensurable ways of perceiving reality, a bridge that can facilitate dialogue across worldview boundaries on environmental issues. This book attempts to link ecology, philosophy, and theology through an exploration of a new model of intercultural dialogue. Case studies provide practical and theoretical applications, which lead to a deeper understanding of not only environmental guardianships but also the fundamental relationship between human beings and nature's being. This book attempts to link ecology, philosophy, and theology through an exploration of a new model of intercultural dialogue. Case studies provide practical and theoretical applications, which lead to a deeper understanding of not only environmental guardianships but also the fundamental relationship between human beings and nature's being.
Intercultural Dialogue on Environmental Guardianship
Author: Peter Raine
Publisher: University Press of America
"A sweeping global history of the League of Nations' mandates system and the limits of imperial order"--
The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire
Author: Susan Pedersen
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
The continued spread of democracy into the twenty-first century has seen two-thirds of the almost two hundred independent countries of the world adopting this model. In these newer democracies, one of the biggest challenges has been to establish the proper balance between the civilian and military sectors. A fundamental question of power must be addressed—who guards the guardians and how? In this volume of essays, contributors associated with the Center for Civil-Military Relations in Monterey, California, offer firsthand observations about civil-military relations in a broad range of regions including Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe. Despite diversity among the consolidating democracies of the world, their civil-military problems and solutions are similar—soldiers and statesmen must achieve a deeper understanding of one another, and be motivated to interact in a mutually beneficial way. The unifying theme of this collection is the creation and development of the institutions whereby democratically elected civilians achieve and exercise power over those who hold a monopoly on the use of force within a society, while ensuring that the state has sufficient and qualified armed forces to defend itself against internal and external aggressors. Although these essays address a wide variety of institutions and situations, they each stress a necessity for balance between democratic civilian control and military effectiveness.
Democratic Civil-Military Relations
Author: Thomas C. Bruneau,Scott D. Tollefson
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Category: Political Science
The Guardians opens with a story from the July 24, 2008, edition of the Riverdale Press that begins, "An unidentified white man was struck and instantly killed by a Metro-North train last night as it pulled into the station on West 254th Street." Sarah Manguso writes: "The train's engineer told the police that the man was alone and that he jumped. The police officers pulled the body from the track and found no identification. The train's 425 passengers were transferred to another train and delayed about twenty minutes." The Guardians is an elegy for Manguso's friend Harris, two years after he escaped from a psychiatric hospital and jumped under that train. The narrative contemplates with unrelenting clarity their crowded postcollege apartment, Manguso's fellowship year in Rome, Harris's death and the year that followed—the year of mourning and the year of Manguso's marriage. As Harris is revealed both to the reader and to the narrator, the book becomes a monument to their intimacy and inability to express their love to each other properly, and to the reverberating effects of Harris's presence in and absence from Manguso's life. There is grief in the book but also humor, as Manguso marvels at the unexpected details that constitute a friendship. The Guardians explores the insufficiency of explanation and the necessity of the imagination in making sense of anything.
An Elegy for a Friend
Author: Sarah Manguso
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Category: Biography & Autobiography
It’s not every day a girl learns she’s not entirely human. Ava Michaels’ once-hidden powers are strong enough to make even the First Race take notice. After surviving an attempted kidnapping and standing up to the Race’s Ruling Council, Ava returns to college and what she hopes is a normal life. But for Ava, normal may not exist anymore. The Council wants her under their control, and they’re not the only ones. The mysterious Rogues have a plan of their own, and it turns out Ava’s a big part of it, whether she wants to be or not. On top of that, her boyfriend, Caleb Foster, has disappeared—accused of betraying the Race—and Ava herself stands implicated in a crime she didn’t commit. Clearing both their names will mean uncovering a web of deceit with Ava woven right in the center. To unravel the strands, she joins forces with some unlikely allies; a Protector who once haunted her nightmares, a young girl with secrets as unexpected as Ava’s, and a group of rebel Guardians who have their own fight against the Council. Together they stand in a battle to find the truth, bring Caleb home, and secure Ava’s freedom—not to mention save her life. Download this action-packed installment in the complete MORE Trilogy now!
Book Two in the MORE Trilogy
Author: T.M. Franklin
Publisher: T.M. Franklin
In a world overrun by demons, the few humans that remain alive face an impossible fight. In the midst of this battle, Father Helder Pont, a young priest finds his way to safety in a church on the East Coast of the United States with two other men of the cloth, Markus Rossi and Gideon McElroy. Although their situation is desperate, Helder has a plan. He has a medallion with half of an ancient prayer that will eliminate the demonic threat. The other half, unfortunately, is in Rome. Somehow they must make their way across the world to the Vatican. As the men prepare to leave, they encounter a young woman fleeing the demons--and to Helder, at least, she is no stranger. Sita Taylor is the love of his youth, lost when his father sent him to seminary. And now she joins them on their quest to reach Rome--a love that both strengthens him and pulls him in many directions. Along the way, the group faces danger from both pirates and demon hordes. Only time will tell whether they'll reach the Vatican alive--or whether the answers they seek will be there if they do.
Author: Sandra Carvalho
Publisher: Archway Publishing