Book Title : The Sapphire Crescent

the sapphire crescent

Release Date : 2010-04-21
ISBN Code : 9780786956999
Book Author : Thomas M. Reid
Book Publisher : Wizards of the Coast
Total Pages : 320

Book Summary :

The Sapphire Crescent - a mercenary order sworn to defend a god, but bent to the will of mortals... When family turns on family, it's business as usual in Arrabar, but when a family turns on itself, an entire nation may be torn assunder.

Book Title : The Fledgling Handbook

the fledgling handbook

Release Date : 2010-10-26
ISBN Code : 9780748126040
Book Author : P. C. Cast
Book Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 192

Book Summary :

Merry meet, fledgling. I trust this guide will serve you well... Every vampyre fledgling who arrives at the House of Night receives a copy of The Fledgling Handbook 101, and now, fans can have one, too, with this gorgeous must-have edition. Inside you'll find original stories, the complete vampyre history, inside info into rituals, vamp biology, and the Change, and much more.

Book Title : The Sapphire Talisman

the sapphire talisman

Release Date : 2014-12-10
ISBN Code :
Book Author : Brenda Pandos
Book Publisher : Brenda Pandos
Total Pages : 300

Book Summary :

The Sapphire Talisman, Book #2 in the bestselling Talisman Series. What if your destiny meant the one you loved would die? With the local vampire coven decimated, Julia and Nicholas try to begin a somewhat normal life together. Bound by secrecy from a shape shifter determined to see Julia's world-saving prediction come to fruition, Julia isn't allowed to tell Nicholas the leader survived, ransacking her happiness with guilt. When Alora returns, bent on revenge, the reunion forces Nicholas and Julia to choose what they are willing to live and die for. Can true love really conquer all? ** To find out about new releases, contests, and much more, email me at [email protected] ** Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance

Book Title : The Blue Sapphire of the Mind

the blue sapphire of the mind

Release Date : 2012-12-04
ISBN Code : 9780199986644
Book Author : Douglas E. Christie
Book Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 488

Book Summary :

"There are no unsacred places," the poet Wendell Berry has written. "There are only sacred places and desecrated places." What might it mean to behold the world with such depth and feeling that it is no longer possible to imagine it as something separate from ourselves, or to live without regard for its well-being? To understand the work of seeing things as an utterly involving moral and spiritual act? Such questions have long occupied the center of contemplative spiritual traditions. In The Blue Sapphire of the Mind, Douglas E. Christie proposes a distinctively contemplative approach to ecological thought and practice that can help restore our sense of the earth as a sacred place. Drawing on the insights of the early Christian monastics as well as the ecological writings of Henry David Thoreau, Aldo Leopold, Annie Dillard, and many others, Christie argues that, at the most basic level, it is the quality of our attention to the natural world that must change if we are to learn how to live in a sustainable relationship with other living organisms and with one another. He notes that in this uniquely challenging historical moment, there is a deep and pervasive hunger for a less fragmented and more integrated way of apprehending and inhabiting the living world--and for a way of responding to the ecological crisis that expresses our deepest moral and spiritual values. Christie explores how the wisdom of ancient and modern contemplative traditions can inspire both an honest reckoning with the destructive patterns of thought and behavior that have contributed so much to our current crisis, and a greater sense of care and responsibility for all living beings. These traditions can help us cultivate the simple, spacious awareness of the enduring beauty and wholeness of the natural world that will be necessary if we are to live with greater purpose and meaning, and with less harm, to our planet.

Book Title : Crescent City

crescent city

Release Date : 2010-06-16
ISBN Code : 0307574490
Book Author : Belva Plain
Book Publisher : Dell
Total Pages : 528

Book Summary :

She was the exquisite daughter of a wealthy Jewish merchant. From a charmed girlhood in opulent New Orleans, she would be swept into the cataclysm of the Civil War. Forced to choose between her duties as a Southern wife and mother and her love for a forbidden man, a forbidden cause, Miriam Raphael is at the center of the whirlwind in a spellbinding novel of divided loyalties and divided hearts. From the Paperback edition.

Book Title : The Luminist

the luminist

Release Date : 2011-10-11
ISBN Code : 9780983477518
Book Author : David Rocklin
Book Publisher : Hawthorne Books
Total Pages : 324

Book Summary :

IN COLONIAL INDIA, at a time of growing friction between the ruling British and the restless Indian populace, a Victorian woman and her young Tamil Indian servant defy convention, class, and heartbreak to investigate what is gained - and lost - by holding life still. Suggested by the life and work of photographic pioneer Julia Margaret Cameron, The Luminist filters 19th century Ceylon through the lens of an English woman, Catherine Colebrook and a 15 year old Tamil boy, Eligius Shourie. Left fatherless by soldiers, Eligius is brought as a servant to the Colebrooks' neglected estate. In the shadow of Catherine's obsession to arrest beauty - to select a moment from the thousands comprising her life in Ceylon and hold it apart from mere memory - Eligius transforms into her apprentice in the creation of the first haunting photographs in history.

Book Title : Sapphire Blue

sapphire blue

Release Date : 2012-10-30
ISBN Code : 9780805096354
Book Author : Kerstin Gier
Book Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Total Pages : 368

Book Summary :

Gwen's life has been a rollercoaster since she discovered she was the Ruby, the final member of the secret time-traveling Circle of Twelve. In between searching through history for the other time-travelers and asking for a bit of their blood (gross!), she's been trying to figure out what all the mysteries and prophecies surrounding the Circle really mean. At least Gwen has plenty of help. Her best friend Lesley follows every lead diligently on the Internet. James the ghost teaches Gwen how to fit in at an eighteenth century party. And Xemerius, the gargoyle demon who has been following Gwen since he caught her kissing Gideon in a church, offers advice on everything. Oh, yes. And of course there is Gideon, the Diamond. One minute he's very warm indeed; the next he's freezing cold. Gwen's not sure what's going on there, but she's pretty much destined to find out.

Book Title : The Voyage of Kings

the voyage of kings

Release Date : 2011-07-04
ISBN Code : 9780990323228
Book Author : IronHorse
Book Publisher : Ironhorse Illuminated Industries
Total Pages : 200

Book Summary :

A wing-swept journey through the Universe, beginning in the heart of a 'fallen angel' called Ever, as he wanders through the chances and circumstances of humanity, as he drifts within the vast emptiness of his abandonment and exile among the stars, along with all the far-reaching consequences his self-serving pursuit of an ideal has brought to bear upon all Creation, and especially upon his beloved Always, whose tears are the river of this tale . . . A journey that unfolds around his surrender to a spiritual awakening, and ends with his discovery and final embrace of a remarkably simple notion - when fools set out to find what they already possess, they discover only the follies of men . . . Born of an ancient yet unremembered legend, a fairy's tale, old as rhyme and even Time itself, captured in the echoes of uncountable voices across the millennia, comes an achingly beautiful love story, wrapped in the mists and myths of a place called Avalon, and whispering of the mysteries and majesties of God . . . A thoroughly unique collection of short stories and lyrical prose, called DoveTales, that weave an amazing trilogy of dreams into the most vibrant threads of faith, courage, and devotion, which are all then so cleverly crafted to become a glorious tapestry of love, loss, and the triumph of love, again . . . as seen through the eyes of Angels, as they peer into the very hearts and souls of those who always seem to search for Glory, when all they really ever need, is Grace . . . And who might enjoy reading The Voyage of Kings ~ A StoryTeller's Dream? Demographically speaking, any female between the ages of 9 and 90; any male between those very same benchmarks who would like to get to know those females (who now have a remarkably heightened view of themselves after reading it, and a whole new set of standards for those males to measure up to) . . . anyone possessing even a small spark of spiritual insight or inclination, and would be open to considering a vastly simple concept of where they might fit in the grand scheme of things, and the quite attainable realities of their role within it . . . anyone possessing a sense of wonder, and a welcoming regard for a heavenly presence in their world, along with the acknowledgement and embrace of the more compassionate virtues such as patience, tolerance, acceptance and forgiveness, with all respect given to uplifting the human condition beyond measure . . . anyone seeking a remarkably different view of ~mankind, as it relates to womankind~; a dramatically elevated concept regarding the Feminine Ideal and its divine or spiritual significance . . . that will turn all male-dominated religious biases and historically gender-centric portrayals of a woman's place, position or importance in the pantheon of God's cast of characters, on its collective head . . . anyone seeking inspirational, lyrical, romantic, or poetic verse or prose, and wishes to explore alternative expressions of inspired, enlightened, theological, or purpose-driven thought . . . are fully cognizant and accepting of a Christian paradigm of living, and believe that when our creative knowledge embraces our artistic desires, we can achieve global understanding . . .

Book Title : Shining South

shining south

Release Date : 2004
ISBN Code : 0786934921
Book Author : Thomas M. Reid
Book Publisher :
Total Pages : 191

Book Summary :

Providing a detailed look at the southern regions of the Forgotten Realms campaign setting, this accessory includes descriptions of races, regions, and unique cultural elements.

Book Title : The Ruby Guardian

the ruby guardian

Release Date : 2010-04-21
ISBN Code : 9780786956975
Book Author : Thomas M. Reid
Book Publisher : Wizards of the Coast
Total Pages : 320

Book Summary :

Arrabar - a nation of mercenaries at odds with its neighbors and at war with itself... The Scions of Arrabar - heirs to a legacy of blood and steel... Vambran and Emriana have survived assassination attempts, family feuds, arranged marriages, and monster-guarded secrets. But now things are starting to get really dangerous!