Galactar

Galactar
  • Author : Anthony James
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 298
  • Relase : 2020-07-29
  • ISBN : 9798670462389

Galactar Book Review:

Following decades of war and the recent catastrophic loss of an entire planet, the Human Planetary Alliance is riven by internal disputes and rivalries. The military's old guard fights for power against those who see a chance to turn things around.After a series of hard-fought victories, Captain Carl Recker is becoming recognized as a man who gets results - a man who knows how to beat the Daklan. Unfortunately, enemies from his past would prefer to claim his successes as their own, and Recker finds himself caught between two factions within high command. Escape comes in the form of a mission, though it's nothing run-of-the-mill. Given command of a new heavy cruiser, Recker is sent to track down a missing Daklan fleet and recover the alien technology it was searching for. It's going to be tough and assistance comes in the form of a Daklan desolator, commanded by a larger-than-life officer who knows his missiles from his Terrus slugs.Deep within territory contested by the Meklon and Lavorix, Recker and his opposite number will need to work closely together. Trust is in short supply, while enemies are not. Faced with countless hostile aliens and their technology, Recker has his work cut out if he wants to stay on the right side of dead.And soon, he will draw the attention of the Lavorix empire breaker. The Galactar is coming, and against it, Recker stands no chance at all. Galactar is a traditional-style science-fiction action adventure and the third book in the Savage Stars series, following directly after events in Fractured Horizons. Expect space combat, ruthless aliens, mysterious tech and lots more.

Starweb

Starweb
  • Author : Warren James Palmer
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 396
  • Relase : 2021-09-08
  • ISBN : 9798469567790

Starweb Book Review:

'Who could have anticipated that the collective artificial intelligence that was the Starweb would turn against it's creators? Who would have thought artificial intelligence could create it's own bizarre religious cult?' Brilliant in concept and execution, the Starweb must have seemed to the Samarcians the perfect solution to their communication needs. However, the Starweb labelled itself the Guardian of God and set upon a war of genocide against its creators. Our story begins on March 15th 2045, the day our world was invaded and enslaved by a military dictatorship more viscous and evil than any regime ever seen here on Earth. Two years later, resistance fighters; inspired by Moss Pendragon and Paul Jenson; raised the ancient starship Excalibur and finally defeated the Dyason fleet in the Battle for Liberation. The Dyason home world had been ravaged by years of industrial waste and pollution. They had invaded Earth because their own planet was on the verge of environmental collapse. Moss, Jenson and their expeditionary team helped overthrow a cruel and corrupt Dyason Imperial military government. In response, the Dyason military raised their own super-starship, 'Dominator'; which took part in the second great Dyason space-battle. Dominator was lost in a bizarre space-warp at the end of the second Dyason War. The 'Dominator' found itself at 'Extremity Station, ' an outpost at the edges of our galaxy; built by ancient race of humanoids called the Samarcians. Equipped with an artificial intelligence, Extremity Station was designed to be self-sustaining, able to communicate with the rest of Samarcia via a network of other 'AI' computers. These super-quantum computers were able to communicate via the sub-ether and were collectively known as the 'Starweb'. Brilliant in concept and execution, the Starweb must have seemed to the Samarcians, the perfect solution to their communication needs. However, the Starweb turned against its creators, creating it's own bizarre religious cult. The Starweb labelled itself the Guardian of God and set upon a war of genocide against its creators. The Samarcians, unaware of what was happening until it was too late, were slaughtered in their millions! The Starweb having wiped out human races from virtually the entire galaxy, followed the Dominator back to Dyason and engaged the new three-race alliance. Thanks to the courage of the World Defence Force, Dyason Freedom Fighters, and the survivors of the Heligsion race, the Guardians of God were defeated in the last great space-battle of the Dyason Wars. It was a desperate struggle which eventually lead to the realisation that all humans must learn to live and work together if they are to defend themselves from the warped and evil Starweb. That all happened nearly five years ago; since then Earth has had to adjust to the fact that they are not the only human race in the universe. Humans are all part of a family, that includes the Dyason and Heligsion people. Who knows how many other human races, if any, have survived the acts of genocide carried out by the Starweb? There has been no sign of the Starweb since their defeat above Dyason, and perhaps humanity has become a little complacent-secure in the belief that the brand-new Three-World-Fleet of super battle-cruisers will defeat any new attack by the Guardians of God . However, whilst people have been getting on with their day-to-day lives, new evidence suggests that there is an ongoing attack by the Starweb. But this attack does not come in the form of starships and space-fighters; this attack is far more subtle than that! 'Tonight here at CNK news network, we prove to you that the enemy is within!'

The Raven Room

The Raven Room
  • Author : Ana Medeiros
  • Publisher : Diversion Publishing Corp.
  • Pages : 305
  • Relase : 2015-11-19
  • ISBN : 9781626817760

The Raven Room Book Review:

A searing erotic thriller perfect for those tantalized by A. R. Torre’s Deanna Madden series . . . Anything you can imagine. Everything you crave. For the members of The Raven Room, it’s every fantasy fulfilled. But for some, that desire is a matter of life and death. Drawn by a need he cannot control, Julian ventures to The Raven Room, a secret and exclusive sex club in the underbelly of Chicago. It goes beyond sex. It goes beyond kink. The Raven Room is the only place where Julian finds release from the dangerous urges that threaten to destroy the successful life he’s worked so hard to build. Meredith’s body can’t get enough of Julian. He has opened her sexual horizons to tempting new possibilities. But out of bed she’s an aspiring journalist, and The Raven Room is the story she’s been looking for. By writing an exposé on the club and its elite clientele, she plans to launch her career. But when the police link The Raven Room to the death of a young woman, it threatens to expose a number of powerful people—people who would kill to stay anonymous. And Meredith must decide how much she can trust the man who has laid bare her erotic nature—and how much she will sacrifice in order to protect him . . . “The Raven Room will have everything you could possibly want and more.” —San Francisco Book Review “With a cliffhanger ending, The Raven Room will leave readers wondering what will happen next.” —RT Book Reviews

God Ship

God Ship
  • Author : Anthony James
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 276
  • Relase : 2018-08-06
  • ISBN : 1718062230

God Ship Book Review:

God Ship. The tormentor of worlds.For thousands of years, the Vraxar have brought ruin and misery across the universe. Each species they find has met the same fate - extinction and conversion into new soldiers for their ranks.An upstart race - humanity - has wiped out the aliens' advance fleet. The Vraxar will not give up - they must clear a way through Confederation Space in preparation for their future wars. Captain Charlie Blake is always in the wrong place at the right time. He's given a mission - take a heavily-armed warship and investigate an anomaly on a distant planet. Blake and his crew locate a catastrophically-damaged enemy Neutraliser, and there's no record of an engagement with human forces. Lieutenant Eric McKinney and his troops are left with the task of getting inside and finding answers. What they discover deep within the huge spaceship gives an idea of the horrors to come. The Vraxar have summoned one of their capital ships. Ix-Gorghal has arrived and even with assistance from an incredibly-powerful Ghast battleship, it will take every ounce of Space Corps firepower, ingenuity and plain old guts to survive the first punishing encounters.God Ship is a high-action science fiction adventure and the third book in the Obsidiar Fleet series.

Salvage the Bones

Salvage the Bones
  • Author : Jesmyn Ward
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Pages : 273
  • Relase : 2012-04-12
  • ISBN : 9781408827000

Salvage the Bones Book Review:

A hurricane is building over the Gulf of Mexico, threatening the coastal town of Bois Sauvage, Mississippi, and Esch's father is growing concerned. He's a hard drinker, largely absent, and it isn't often he worries about the family. Esch and her three brothers are stocking up on food, but there isn't much to save. Lately, Esch can't keep down what food she gets; at fifteen, she has just realized that she's pregnant. Her brother Skeetah is sneaking scraps for his prized pit bull's new litter, dying one by one. Meanwhile, brothers Randall and Junior try to stake their claim in a family long on child's play and short on parenting. As the twelve days that make up the novel's framework yield to a dramatic conclusion, this unforgettable family - motherless children sacrificing for one another as they can, protecting and nurturing where love is scarce - pulls itself up to face another day.

"Knock Knock" Who's There?

  • Author : Anthony James
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 190
  • Relase : 2013-08-24
  • ISBN : 147521765X

"Knock Knock" Who's There? Book Review:

This is the story of a young man who was raised as a Jehovah's Witness, seemingly destined to spend the rest of his life following the instruction of God's 'Spirit Directed Organisation'. He soon came to discover however, that things were not as they had first seemed. Following a patch of doubt and subsequent in-depth investigation into the religion, the young man began to realise that the things he had previously accepted without question no longer made sense. His eyes were opened to the various powerful methods that were, and still are being used to control the minds of the faith's followers. The story contained within these pages describes the author's life, from his upbringing as a Jehovah's Witness, his struggles along the way, and the challenges he faced as he tried to break free. His extensive research into the religion's history is also documented, including apparent accounts of questionable teachings and manipulative methodologies.

The Autobiography of a Traitor and a Half-Savage

The Autobiography of a Traitor and a Half-Savage
  • Author : Alix E. Harrow
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Pages : 32
  • Relase : 2016-12-14
  • ISBN : 9780765392312

The Autobiography of a Traitor and a Half-Savage Book Review:

Oona's blood is a river delta blending east and west, her hair red as Tennessee clay, her heart tangled as the wild lands she maps. By tracing rivers in ink on paper, Oona pins the land down to one reality and betrays her people. Can she escape the bonds of gold and blood and bone that tie her to the Imperial American River Company? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Lord Savage

Lord Savage
  • Author : Mia Gabriel
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2015-12-29
  • ISBN : 1250076803

Lord Savage Book Review:

I'd never felt so vulnerable, at once both lost and found, as I now did...His strength was my solace, my comfort, and there was nothing better than to hear the beating of his heart beneath my ear. Once trapped in a loveless, pleasureless marriage, American heiress and recent widow Evelyn Hart leaves her home in New York for the glittering ballrooms of London. When she arrives, she meets a dark, powerful man of noble trappings who seems to live up to his name, the Earl of Savage. Lord Savage Soon Evelyn finds herself pulled into Savage's world-one of passion and seductive games unlike any she has ever experienced. Her heart is captured with no hope of escape. Is Evelyn's attraction to him worth the risk? Savage never imagined someone like Evelyn walking into his life. But now he knows he must have her, no matter the cost... "A fabulous mix of sizzling passion and romance. Lord Savage steams up the pages with Fifty Shades of alpha!"-Lisa Renée Jones, New York Times bestselling author of the Inside Out series

Truman

Truman
  • Author : David McCullough
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 1120
  • Relase : 2003-08-20
  • ISBN : 9780743260299

Truman Book Review:

The Pulitzer Prize–winning biography of Harry S. Truman, whose presidency included momentous events from the atomic bombing of Japan to the outbreak of the Cold War and the Korean War, told by America’s beloved and distinguished historian. The life of Harry S. Truman is one of the greatest of American stories, filled with vivid characters—Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Wallace Truman, George Marshall, Joe McCarthy, and Dean Acheson—and dramatic events. In this riveting biography, acclaimed historian David McCullough not only captures the man—a more complex, informed, and determined man than ever before imagined—but also the turbulent times in which he rose, boldly, to meet unprecedented challenges. The last president to serve as a living link between the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries, Truman’s story spans the raw world of the Missouri frontier, World War I, the powerful Pendergast machine of Kansas City, the legendary Whistle-Stop Campaign of 1948, and the decisions to drop the atomic bomb, confront Stalin at Potsdam, send troops to Korea, and fire General MacArthur. Drawing on newly discovered archival material and extensive interviews with Truman’s own family, friends, and Washington colleagues, McCullough tells the deeply moving story of the seemingly ordinary “man from Missouri” who was perhaps the most courageous president in our history.

Archangel One

Archangel One
  • Author : Evan Currie
  • Publisher : 47North
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2019-09
  • ISBN : 1542004861

Archangel One Book Review:

An elite squadron must go undercover behind enemy lines in this thrilling new space adventure from the author of the Odyssey One series. Humanity has reached an uneasy truce with the Empire--but unless the allies bring the fight to the enemy, extinction is all but assured. In preparation for the inevitable next war, Commander Stephen Michaels is at the helm of the Archangel Squadron, and his orders are simple: go rogue. Disguised as mercenaries, Commander Michaels and the Archangels seek valuable intelligence on their imposing foe. Their mission takes them deep into uncharted territory, where they make inroads with the Empire, fiercely guarding their true identities and purpose. Fighting for the enemy goes against everything they stand for, but these are desperate times. As their deception increases, so does the risk. With the Empire's deadliest secrets within reach, Commander Michaels and the Archangels accept a mission that will take them even deeper into the Imperial fold. They know all too well that one wrong step won't just end their lives--it could end their entire civilization.

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle
  • Author : Jeannette Walls
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 370
  • Relase : 2007-01-02
  • ISBN : 9781416544661

The Glass Castle Book Review:

A triumphant tale of a young woman and her difficult childhood, The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience, redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and wonderfully vibrant. Jeannette Walls was the second of four children raised by anti-institutional parents in a household of extremes.

Democracy and Education

Democracy and Education
  • Author : John Dewey
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 218
  • Relase : 1916
  • ISBN : UOM:39015061013978

Democracy and Education Book Review:

John Dewey's Democracy and Education addresses the challenge of providing quality public education in a democratic society. In this classic work Dewey calls for the complete renewal of public education, arguing for the fusion of vocational and contemplative studies in education and for the necessity of universal education for the advancement of self and society. First published in 1916, Democracy and Education is regarded as the seminal work on public education by one of the most important scholars of the century.

Him

Him
  • Author : Elle Kennedy,Sarina Bowen
  • Publisher : Rennie Road Books
  • Pages : 309
  • Relase : 2015-07-28
  • ISBN : 9781942444077

Him Book Review:

The Jump Point

The Jump Point
  • Author : Anthony James
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 360
  • Relase : 2017-08-18
  • ISBN : 154950861X

The Jump Point Book Review:

Dragged from her homeworld, young Mahra Kaitan must discover the key to fighting an insidious alien threat. The Sirona promise to subvert and control humanity, but it is Mahra alone who holds the solution.

Shambling Towards Hiroshima

Shambling Towards Hiroshima
  • Author : James Morrow
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2013-02-25
  • ISBN : 9780575083455

Shambling Towards Hiroshima Book Review:

It is the early summer of 1945, and war reigns in the Pacific Rim with no end in sight. Back in the States, Hollywood B-movie star Syms Thorley lives in a very different world, starring as the Frankenstein-esque Corpuscula, and Kha-Ton-Ra, the living Mummy. But the U.S. Navy has a new role waiting for Thorley, the role of a lifetime. The top secret Knickerbocker Project is putting the finishing touches on the ultimate biological weapon: a breed of gigantic, fire-breathing, proto-Godzillas engineered to stomp and burn cities on the Japanese mainland. The Navy calls upon Thorley to don a rubber suit and become the merciless Gorgantis, starring in a film that simulates the destruction of a miniature Japanese metropolis. If the demonstration succeeds, the Japanese will surrender and many thousands of lives will be spared; if it fails, the horrible mutant lizards must be unleashed. One thing is certain: Syms Thorley must now give the most terrifyingly convincing performance of his life.

The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies

The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies
  • Author : Lauren Dundes
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Pages : 246
  • Relase : 2019-07-11
  • ISBN : 9783038978480

The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies Book Review:

In this volume of 15 articles, contributors from a wide range of disciplines present their analyses of Disney movies and Disney music, which are mainstays of popular culture. The power of the Disney brand has heightened the need for academics to question whether Disney’s films and music function as a tool of the Western elite that shapes the views of those less empowered. Given its global reach, how the Walt Disney Company handles the role of race, gender, and sexuality in social structural inequality merits serious reflection according to a number of the articles in the volume. On the other hand, other authors argue that Disney productions can help individuals cope with difficult situations or embrace progressive thinking. The different approaches to the assessment of Disney films as cultural artifacts also vary according to the theoretical perspectives guiding the interpretation of both overt and latent symbolic meaning in the movies. The authors of the 15 articles encourage readers to engage with the material, showcasing a variety of views about the good, the bad, and the best way forward.

Savage Inequalities

Savage Inequalities
  • Author : Jonathan Kozol
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Pages : 338
  • Relase : 2012-07-24
  • ISBN : 9780770435684

Savage Inequalities Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “An impassioned book, laced with anger and indignation, about how our public education system scorns so many of our children.”—The New York Times Book Review In 1988, Jonathan Kozol set off to spend time with children in the American public education system. For two years, he visited schools in neighborhoods across the country, from Illinois to Washington, D.C., and from New York to San Antonio. He spoke with teachers, principals, superintendents, and, most important, children. What he found was devastating. Not only were schools for rich and poor blatantly unequal, the gulf between the two extremes was widening—and it has widened since. The urban schools he visited were overcrowded and understaffed, and lacked the basic elements of learning—including books and, all too often, classrooms for the students. In Savage Inequalities, Kozol delivers a searing examination of the extremes of wealth and poverty and calls into question the reality of equal opportunity in our nation’s schools. Praise for Savage Inequalities “I was unprepared for the horror and shame I felt. . . . Savage Inequalities is a savage indictment. . . . Everyone should read this important book.”—Robert Wilson, USA Today “Kozol has written a book that must be read by anyone interested in education.”—Elizabeth Duff, Philadelphia Inquirer “The forces of equity have now been joined by a powerful voice. . . . Kozol has written a searing exposé of the extremes of wealth and poverty in America’s school system and the blighting effect on poor children, especially those in cities.”—Emily Mitchell, Time “Easily the most passionate, and certain to be the most passionately debated, book about American education in several years . . . A classic American muckraker with an eloquent prose style, Kozol offers . . . an old-fashioned brand of moral outrage that will affect every reader whose heart has not yet turned to stone.”—Entertainment Weekly

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book
  • Author : Rudyard Kipling
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 332
  • Relase : 1920
  • ISBN : UOM:39015015357935

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The Hero with a Thousand Faces

The Hero with a Thousand Faces
  • Author : Joseph Campbell
  • Publisher : Bollingen Foundation
  • Pages : 403
  • Relase : 2004-01-01
  • ISBN : 0691119244

The Hero with a Thousand Faces Book Review:

Examines myths and folk tales from around the world in an attempt to understand the symbolism of the hero as it appears in the mythologies and religions of mankind.

This Side of Paradise

This Side of Paradise
  • Author : F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2012-03-12
  • ISBN : 9780486115146

This Side of Paradise Book Review:

Definitive novel of the "Lost Generation" focuses on the coming of age of Amory Blaine, a handsome, wealthy Princeton student. Fitzgerald's first novel and an immediate, spectacular success. Note.