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Lost in the Seven Worlds Ebook Free Download

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Lost in the Seven Worlds is the debut work of Petronela Ungureanu, an avante-garde Romanian writer.

When a young woman finds herself captive in another world, she makes the mistake of falling for one of the disgraced beings. In the name of love, she is confronted with a most disturbing demand and faces a crucial decision. Will she remain lost in the Seven Worlds, or will s Lost in the Seven Worlds is the debut work of Petronela Ungureanu, an avante-garde Romanian writer.

When a young woman finds herself captive in another world, she makes the mistake of falling for one of the disgraced beings. In the name of love, she is confronted with a most disturbing demand and faces a crucial decision. Will she remain lost in the Seven Worlds, or will she accept the challenge of a love beyond mortality? …more

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Pick your poison: Vampires, devils, werewolves, faeries, or . . . ? Find them all here in Holly Black’s amazing first collection.
In her debut collection, “New York Times” best-selling author Holly Black returns to the world of Tithe in two darkly exquisite new tales. Then Black takes readers on a tour of a faerie market and introduces a girl poisonous to the touch and ano Pick your poison: Vampires, devils, werewolves, faeries, or . . . ? Find them all here in Holly Black’s amazing first collection.
In her debut collection, “New York Times” best-selling author Holly Black returns to the world of Tithe in two darkly exquisite new tales. Then Black takes readers on a tour of a faerie market and introduces a girl poisonous to the touch and another who challenges the devil to a competitive eating match. Some of these stories have been published in anthologies such as “21 Proms, The Faery Reel, ” and “The Restless Dead,” and many have been reprinted in many “Best of ” anthologies.
“The Poison Eaters” is Holly Black’s much-anticipated first collection, and her ability to stare into the void–and to find humanity and humor there–will speak to young adult and adult readers alike. A Junior Library Guild Pick. Illustrated by Theo Black.
Holly Black is the author of “Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale” (an ALA Best Book for Young Adults) and two related novels, “Valiant” (Norton Award winner) and “New York Times” bestseller “Ironside.” Her latest novel, “Black Heart” is the third of a new series, The Curseworkers. She and Tony DiTerlizzi created the best-selling Spiderwick Chronicles. Holly lives in Massachusetts with her husband, Theo, in a house with a secret library. …more

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This volume contains the Kate Chopin novel, “The Awakening”. It was first published in 1899. Set in the USA in New Orleans and on the Louisiana Gulf coast at the end of the 19th century, the plot centers on Edna Pontellier and her struggle between her increasingly unorthodox views on femininity and motherhood with the prevailing social attitudes of the turn-of-the-century This volume contains the Kate Chopin novel, “The Awakening”. It was first published in 1899. Set in the USA in New Orleans and on the Louisiana Gulf coast at the end of the 19th century, the plot centers on Edna Pontellier and her struggle between her increasingly unorthodox views on femininity and motherhood with the prevailing social attitudes of the turn-of-the-century American South. It is one of the earliest American novels that focused on women’s issues without condescension. It is also widely seen as a landmark work of early feminism.

The volume also contains eight short stories by Kate Chopin including; Beyond the Bayou, Ma’ame Pelagie, Desiree’s Baby, A Respectable Woman, The Kiss, A Pair of Silk Stockings, The Locket and A Reflection. …more

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Miss Dove had taught geography in the same school for thirty-five years; some people in town thought that was too long. Miss Dove whose life at 19 had changed abruptly when her father died leaving her with a secret debt to play, was a stern disciplinarian with old-fashioned ideas and ideals. But on the April day when she was stricken in the classroom the whole town came to Miss Dove had taught geography in the same school for thirty-five years; some people in town thought that was too long. Miss Dove whose life at 19 had changed abruptly when her father died leaving her with a secret debt to play, was a stern disciplinarian with old-fashioned ideas and ideals. But on the April day when she was stricken in the classroom the whole town came to realize how much Miss Dove had meant to their lives. …more

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‘I’ve traded my old enemies for just this one…’ The axe thundered home. ‘I miss the old ones.’

Every man has a past, none more so than Draven Reinhardt. Abandoning his old life to settle down as a villager, he struggles to fit in, let alone hold down a job. When opportunity offers the much needed coin, Draven is torn between a promise and a purpose.

But, what’s one last job ‘I’ve traded my old enemies for just this one…’ The axe thundered home. ‘I miss the old ones.’

Every man has a past, none more so than Draven Reinhardt. Abandoning his old life to settle down as a villager, he struggles to fit in, let alone hold down a job. When opportunity offers the much needed coin, Draven is torn between a promise and a purpose.

But, what’s one last job if you’ve already got blood on your hands?

‘From Man to Man’ is the story of how one man can change – or not – for the best. Prequel to the upcoming novel ‘It Began With Ashes’, the short (6400 words) introduces the reader to a world of suspense, intrigue, and action. …more

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The Grass Harp, Including A Tree of Night and Other Stories Ebook Free Download

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Set on the outskirts of a small Southern town, The Grass Harp tells the story of three endearing misfits–an orphaned boy and two whimsical old ladies–who one day take up residence in a tree house. AS they pass sweet yet hazardous hours in a china tree, The Grass Harp manages to convey all the pleasures and responsibilities of freedom. But most of all it teaches us about Set on the outskirts of a small Southern town, The Grass Harp tells the story of three endearing misfits–an orphaned boy and two whimsical old ladies–who one day take up residence in a tree house. AS they pass sweet yet hazardous hours in a china tree, The Grass Harp manages to convey all the pleasures and responsibilities of freedom. But most of all it teaches us about the sacredness of love, “that love is a chain of love, as nature is a chain of life.”

This volume also includes Capote’s A Tree of Night and Other Stories, which the Washington Post called “unobstrusively beautiful…a superlative book.” …more

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The Happy Prince and Other Tales Ebook Free Download

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A pleasure seeking prince, a selfish giant, and more: Wilde’s fairy tales, first published in 1888, for childlike people from eighteen to eighty.”

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Three tales of supernatural love, each pivoting on a kiss that is no mere kiss, but an action with profound consequences for the kissers’ souls:

Goblin Fruit
In Victorian times, goblin men had only to offer young girls sumptuous fruits to tempt them to sell their souls. But what does it take to tempt today’s savvy girls?

Spicy Little Curses
A demon and the ambassador to Hell Three tales of supernatural love, each pivoting on a kiss that is no mere kiss, but an action with profound consequences for the kissers’ souls:

Goblin Fruit
In Victorian times, goblin men had only to offer young girls sumptuous fruits to tempt them to sell their souls. But what does it take to tempt today’s savvy girls?

Spicy Little Curses
A demon and the ambassador to Hell tussle over the soul of a beautiful English girl in India. Matters become complicated when she falls in love and decides to test her curse.

Hatchling
Six days before Esme’s fourteenth birthday, her left eye turns from brown to blue. She little suspects what the change heralds, but her small safe life begins to unravel at once. What does the beautiful, fanged man want with her, and how is her fate connected to a mysterious race of demons? …more

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Seven stories of fantasy and fun by the fantastic Roald Dahl.
The Boy Who Talked With Animals – in which a stranded sea turtle and a small boy have more in common than meets the eye.
The Hitchhiker – proves that in a pinch a professional pickpocket can be the perfect pal. The Mildenhall Treasure – a true tale of fortune found and an opportunity lost.
The Wonderful Story of Hen Seven stories of fantasy and fun by the fantastic Roald Dahl.
The Boy Who Talked With Animals – in which a stranded sea turtle and a small boy have more in common than meets the eye.
The Hitchhiker – proves that in a pinch a professional pickpocket can be the perfect pal. The Mildenhall Treasure – a true tale of fortune found and an opportunity lost.
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar – in which a modern-day Robin Hood brings joy to the hearts of orphans – and fear to the souls of casino owners around the world. …more

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The Yellow Wallpaper Ebook Free Download

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First published in 1892, The Yellow WallPaper is written as the secret journal of a woman who, failing to relish the joys of marriage and motherhood, is sentenced to a country rest cure. Though she longs to write, her husband and doctor forbid it, prescribing instead complete passivity. Narrated with superb psychological and dramatic precision, this short but powerful mast First published in 1892, The Yellow WallPaper is written as the secret journal of a woman who, failing to relish the joys of marriage and motherhood, is sentenced to a country rest cure. Though she longs to write, her husband and doctor forbid it, prescribing instead complete passivity. Narrated with superb psychological and dramatic precision, this short but powerful masterpiece has the heroine create a reality of her own within the hypnotic pattern of the faded yellow wallpaper of her bedroom—a pattern that comes to symbolize her own imprisonment. …more

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