Inspired by the legend of Tristan and Iseult, Kristina Pérez's Wild Savage Stars is the spellbinding sequel to Sweet Black Waves. Branwen has a secret powerful enough to destroy two kingdoms. Her ancient magic led to a terrible betrayal by both her best friend, the princess Essy, and her first love, Tristan. Now this same magic is changing Branwen. Adrift in a rival court, Branwen must hide the truth from the enemy king by protecting the lovers who broke her heart—and finds herself considering a darker path. Not everyone wants the alliance with Branwen’s kingdom to succeed—peace is balanced on a knife’s edge, and her only chance may be to embrace the darkness within... And don't miss the thrilling conclusion in Bright Raven Skies! An Imprint Book “Come for the torrid romance, stay for the dramatic intrigue and fierce feminism.” —Kirkus Reviews
Inspired by the legend of Tristan and Iseult, Kristina Pérez's Wild Savage Stars is the spellbinding sequel to Sweet Black Waves.
Author: Kristina Perez
Category: Young Adult Fiction
For fans of Graceling and The Mists of Avalon, Kristina Pérez's Sweet Black Waves is a lush fantasy about warring countries and forbidden romance that will have readers entranced. As best friend and lady-in-waiting to the princess, Branwen is guided by two principles: devotion to her homeland and hatred for the raiders who killed her parents. When she unknowingly saves the life of her enemy, he awakens her ancient healing magic and opens her heart. Branwen begins to dream of peace, but the princess she serves is not so easily convinced. Fighting for what's right, even as her powers grow, will set Branwen against her best friend and the only man she's ever loved. Kristina Pérez's debut features star-crossed lovers who change the fate of two nations. Inspired by the legend of Tristan and Iseult, this is the story of the legend’s true heroine: Branwen. And don't miss the spellbinding sequel, Wild Savage Stars! An Imprint Book “Fans of Joan Wolf’s Dark Ages of Britain trilogy and Tessa Gratton’s The Queens of Innis Lear will enjoy this dreamy tale, which is carried along with vibrant descriptions and intense emotion.” —RT Reviews “Devastating... will leave readers eager for a sequel.” —Publishers Weekly
Kristina Pérez's debut features star-crossed lovers who change the fate of two nations. Inspired by the legend of Tristan and Iseult, this is the story of the legend’s true heroine: Branwen.
Author: Kristina Perez
Category: Young Adult Fiction
The universe can be savage, but these heroes won’t go down without a fight. Seven full-length novels by bestselling authors that explore the far reaches of the universe, the limits of the human mind, and the divide between man and machine. Aliens, AI, and post-apocalyptic adventure—you’ll find them all among the Savage Stars. Download this collection of series starters today! About the Books: Starship Waking by C. Gockel On an icy, barren world, a starship dreams of doom…Her nightmares will force an alien race to make contact with the most unlikely of heroes—6T9, a pleasure 'bot struggling to find purpose, and Volka, a lonely mutant on a repressive homeworld. The galaxy will be shaken to its core. The starship is waking. Exin Ex Machina by G. S. Jennsen When man and machine are one and the same, death is no longer an inevitability. Though Nika Tescarav has lived many lives, she no longer remembers them. But if whoever erased her past did so to silence her, they’ve failed. Enter a world of technological wonders, exotic alien life, captivating worlds—and a dark secret that will shatter it all. Crystalline Space by A. K. DuBoff Elle and a team of companions with magically enhanced abilities embark on an interstellar quest to stop an alien invasion. If Elle and her friends can’t stop the Darkness corrupting the crystalline network connecting the planets, their worlds and loved ones will be lost in shadow forever. Star Nomad by Lindsay Buroker The Alliance has toppled the tyrannical empire. It should be a time for celebration, but not for fighter pilot Captain Alisa Marchenko. After barely surviving a crash in the final battle for freedom, she's stranded on a dustball of a planet, billions of miles from her young daughter. She has no money or resources, and there are no transports heading to Perun, her former home and the last imperial stronghold. The Legacy Human by Susan Kaye Quinn What would you give to live forever? Elijah wants to become an ascender, a human/machine hybrid, but it’s forbidden for legacy humans like him. When he’s sponsored for the creative Olympics, he could win everything, including ascendance… or lose it all playing the ascenders’ Games. Bypass Gemini by Joseph Lallo Lex was the next great hoversled pilot until a fixed race got him banned. Now a freelance delivery boy, life couldn’t get any worse. Then a mysterious suitcase got him mixed up with mobsters, a megacorp, and a mad scientist. Now he must solve the mystery or die trying. The Concordia Deception by J. J. Green After spending 184 years in suspended animation, scientist Cariad begins a new life in a remote space colony. On a planet rife with intrigue, betrayal, and alien threats, can she fight to preserve humanity’s future in the stars?
“This is Captain Marchenko of the Star Nomad, an unarmed and peaceful vessel on an ... At least he wasn't making comments about Alisa's wild flying.
Author: C. Gockel
Publisher: C. Gockel
A penetrating analysis of the construction of Latina/o stardom in U.S. film, television, and celebrity culture since the 1920s
... drum slung across his shoulders, and begins beating out the wild, savage rhythm which lures dancers on to the floor and behind him in the conga line.
Author: Mary Beltrán
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
160 ALGON'S STAR WIFE VANISHES . her basket with all her treasures and commenced the song she had chanted with her sisters in bye - gone days during their ...
Author: James Greenwood (journalist.)
Renowned Baptist preacher Frank W. Boreham was known for his unusual ability to spin moving religious lessons from the stuff of everyday life. In the unique collection A Handful of Stars, Boreham takes this approach a step further. Drawing on excerpts from famous novels and nonfiction works, the author summarizes each work's theme and then relates it to a Christian concept or parable. Frank W. Boreham (3 March 1871 – 18 May 1959) was a Baptist preacher best known in New Zealand, Australia, and England. (His birth coincided with the end of the Franco-Prussian War and he could say in later life that, "Salvoes of artillery and peals of bells echoed across Europe on the morning of my birth.") He was one of 10 children. Boreham heard the great American preacher Dwight L. Moody during his youth. Another remarkable occasion was when he was badly injured and spent considerable time in hospital recovering, nursed by a Roman Catholic woman who widened his insight of ecumenism. Boreham became a Baptist preacher after conversion to Christianity while working in London. Boreham was probably the last student interviewed by Charles Spurgeon for entry into his Pastor's College. After graduation, Boreham accepted a ministry at Mosgiel church, Dunedin, New Zealand, in March 1895 and there began his prolific writings initially for the local newspaper. He later was a pastor in Hobart, Tasmania, and then on mainland Australia in Melbourne at Armadale and Kew. He notionally retired in 1928 at age 57, but continued to preach and write. During Billy Graham's evangelistic campaign in Australia in early 1959 Graham sought out Boreham in particular for a discussion, due in great part to Boreham's widely read and respected writings.
Now, clothed and in their right mind, the wild, savage look all gone, they form part of the Body of our Lord Jesus Christ and are members of His Church.
Author: Frank W. Boreham
Publisher: Sheba Blake Publishing
Pretty, kind, and bright, seventeen-year-old Autumn Kingston is just like so many other girls her age. But her life changes drastically when she is asked to move away from home to help tutor an old childhood friend. Autumn is excited to reconnect with Rick Jacobs and help him graduate, but when Rick decides to fi lm a school project out by the notorious haunted caves things go from normal to disturbing in the blink of an eye. As the caves dark secrets emerge, people go missing, and those who return arent themselves anymore. And when the enigmatic school outcast Eric King asks for their help in ending the horrors of the caves for good, Autumn andRick cant resistno matter how dangerous it might be. The teens recruit Ricks best friend, Nathaniel Abrams, and Autumns new friend Mandy Jensen on the mission to save the town and its inhabitants. The only questions remaining are what is actually in the cave and whether they even have a chance of stoppingthe evil from spreading and eventually taking over. In this novel, a group of teenagers sets out to defeat a supernatural horror lurking in the nearby caves and along the way discover truths about the world and themselves.
The only light came from their flashlights as they moved along, listening for any wild, savage cries. Nathaniel went ahead of them to take point, ...
Author: Sabrina Albis
Savage Girls and Wild Boys traces the compelling history of extraordinary children, brought up in the wilderness, or locked up for long years in solitary confinement. In a poignant and beautifully written account, Michael Newton explores both the lives of these children and of the adults who 'rescued', educated or abused them. 'Thoughtful and crisply written . . . Newton tells the stories confidently, clearly and with great humanity.' Independent on Sunday 'The stories Newton has to tell are spellbinding.' Mail on Sunday 'A collection of six, extraordinary individual histories, beautifully navigated.' Evening Standard
This is an account of feral children - those brought up with no human contact, sometimes raised by wild animals, unable to speak or perform many of the functions we consider human.
Author: Michael Newton
Category: Child abuse
The Boston debutante couldn't peel her eyes away from the handsome Indian whom her uncle, the fort's commander, had just hired. Too stubborn and aggressive for her own good, Stephanie found ways to see him and know more about him. As much as he tried to discourage her, he instantly was attracted to her beauty. The man that wore buckskin leggings and moccasins had soon stolen her heart.
There was not any light in the black skies, as the stars were all shrouded with dark billowing clouds, as he walked along the river ...
Author: Gerylyn Brooks
Savage Songs & Wild Romances considers the various types of poetry – from short songs and laments to lengthy ethnographic epics – which nineteenth-century settlers wrote about indigenous peoples as they moved into new territories in North America, South Africa, and Australasia. Drawing on a variety of texts (some virtually unknown), the author demonstrates the range and depth of this verse, suggesting that it exhibited far more interest in, and sympathy for, indigenous peoples than has generally been acknowledged. In so doing, he challenges both the traditional view of this poetry as derivative and eccentric, and more recent postcolonial condemnations of it as racist and imperialist. Instead, he offers a new, more positive reading of this verse, whose openness towards the presence of the indigenous Other he sees as an early expression of the tolerance and cultural relativity characteristic of modern Western society. Writers treated include George Copway, Alfred Domett, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, George McCrae, Thomas Pringle, George Rusden, Lydia Sigourney, and Alfred Street.
Like Romeo and Juliet, Megisi and Meme are caught up in a larger power struggle they cannot control, and the star-crossed lovers enjoy a final, ...
Author: John O'Leary
Category: Literary Criticism
field , by metaphor were used to distinguish the stars . ... The evil star they called by the name of some wild , savage animal or poisonous reptile .
Author: Thomas Benjamin Atkins
Category: Child development
Byron ( not the poet ) and Mr. Star of the West . ... of New Engare there , and wild savage creatures ; but land . not so cruel as Star - chamber hangmen .
Author: William Adolphus Wheeler
Byron ( not the poet ) and Mr. Star of the West . ... of New Engare there , and wild savage creatures ; but land . not so crúel as Star - chamber hangmen .
Author: William Adolphus Wheeler
I spent ten years forgetting Wilder Flint, and it took every minute. I should have known better than to fall for his shallow charms and deep blue eyes, but I was good at calculus and bad at understanding people. He shredded my heart to pieces, but I moved away, grew up, and got over him. At least, I thought I did. Of course he shows up again in my new life. He’s got the same eyes, the same cocky grin, and a brand-new swagger that makes me weak in the knees. I’ve got a summer research project in the Arctic and three canceled flights. Wilder’s got a plane. But when we crash deep in the middle of nowhere, all we’ve got is each other. I've spent ten years hating Wilder for what he did to me back then. I don't know if I can forgive him. I don't know how to forgive him. But that doesn’t mean I can resist him. After all, love and hate aren’t so different. The Savage Wild is a full-length novel and a complete standalone!
... at our hollow, and she climbs down backward holding onto my hand and we get under the parachute and the tarps again. The stars blaze. The wolves howl.
Author: Roxie Noir
Publisher: Roxie Noir Publishing
A compelling history of extraordinary children - brought up by animals, growing up alone in the wilderness, or locked for long years in solitary confinement. Wild or feral children have fascinated us down the centuries, and continue to do so today. Michael Newton deftly investigates such infamous cases as Peter the Wild Boy, who gripped the attention of Swift and Defoe; Memmie Le Blanc, the savage Girl of Champagne, a primitive outsider adrift on the streets of Enlightenment; Kaspar Hauser, a romantic orphan confined in a dungeon from infancy for sixteen years; Kamala and Amala, two girls brought up by wolves in the imperial India of the 1920s; and more recently, Genie, the girl locked up in a single room in Los Angeles throughout her whole childhood. He looks too at a boy bought up among monkeys in Uganda; and in Moscow, the boy found living with a pack of wild dogs.Savage Girls and Wild Boys looks at the lives of these children and of the adults who 'rescued' them, looked after them, educated or abused them. How can we explain the mixture of disgust and envy such children can provoke? And what can they teach us about our notions of education and civilisation?
... much as one sometimes hears snatches of news about faded stars. ... Peter the wild youth, who had stray'd from his keeper in Hertfordshire, ...
Author: Michael Newton
Publisher: Faber & Faber
'[A] deservedly award-studded delight' Strong Words Magazine ‘A smart, scathing and bleakly funny cross of folk horror, satire and historical fiction’ Toronto Star ‘Reads like a modern fairy tale’ New York Journal of Books 'Eerie and sensual' The Guardian 'So original, so beautifully done, and sinister and savage. I didn’t want it to end' Chris Whitaker Franck and Lise, a French couple in the film industry, rent a cottage in the quiet hills of the French Lot to get away from the stresses of modern life. In this remote corner of the world, there is no phone signal. A mysterious dog emerges, looking for a new master. Ghosts of a dark past run wild in these hills, where a German lion tamer took refuge in the First World War … Franck and Lise are confronted with nature at its most brutal. And they are about to discover that man and beast have more in common than they think. A literary sensation in France, Wild Dog is a dark, menacing tale of isolation, human nature and the infinite savagery of the wild.
In a sense, it suited the mayor that the lion tamer and his wild beasts should live ... That night all the stars that could shine were on show in a cosmic ...
Author: Serge Joncour
Publisher: Gallic Books
Then the sea , raising and , brute as he is , darts his relentless his head to the stars and roaring ter- sting into the object of his admiration . ribly ...
Author: John Hay Drummond HAY (Right Hon. Sir)
The star of a Wild West show falls for its savage new attraction Though one of the most experienced political operatives in Washington, senator’s aide Diane Buchanan is a cowgirl at heart. Raised by a showman to rope, ride, and shoot, she returns home when she learns her family’s western show is in danger of folding. With her skills as a trick rider, Colonel Buck Buchanan’s Wild West Show finds new life. But it isn’t until the “Redman of the Rockies” arrives that the profits begin to roll in. The captured man was raised by the Shoshoni, doesn’t understand English, and refuses the trappings of western civilization. But Diane sees past his rough edges, recognizing the so-called “Redman” as a sensitive soul who has been unfairly imprisoned. Hoping to learn the captive’s secrets, she sets him free—embarking a passionate adventure that will change both of their lives forever.
He continued to study the fierce, wild heathen struggling vainly against the ... He stepped up to the savage, looked him squarely in the eye, and said, ...
Author: Nan Ryan
Publisher: Open Road Media
- The first book in the Dragon Throne series, The Stone of the Stars (0-446-69098-8), was published in Aspect trade paperback in 2/04 and has already gone back to press for a second printing. The mass market edition will be published by Aspect in 7/05 and will tie in with this novel. The second novel in the series, The Empire of the Stars, will be published in Aspect trade paperback in 11/04. - Alison Baird, a highly decorated Canadian writer, is the author of The Witches of Willowmere (Penguin, 2002). The Wolves of Woden (Penguin, 2001), and The Hidden World (Penguin, 1999). She is a Silver Birch Award regional winner for The Dragon's Egg (Scholastic, 1994), received an Honorable Mention for the Year's Best Fantasy and Horror for Dragon Pearl (St. Martin's Press, 1996), and was a finalist for the IODE Violet Downey Book Award for White as the Waves (Creative, 1999). - Dragons remain one of fantasy fiction's most popular creatures. The illustrated dragon cover will clearly position. The Archons of The Stars as fantasy, which outpaces science fiction in genre sales.
All about him were the gleaming stars and the limitless black deeps of the heavens. ... red eye—savage asa wild beast's,yet filledalso withamalign cunning.
Author: Alison Baird
Publisher: Hachette UK
... And varying notes the war - pipes brayed To every varying clan ; Wild through their red or sable hair Looked out their eyes , with savage stars ...
Author: sir Walter Scott (bart.)