Free PDF Ebook | The Bell at Sealey Head
English Literature , Fantasy Novel / January 14, 2019

Author: Patricia A. McKillip Publish: 2008 Page: 237 pages Language: English Format EBook: PDF Description: The Bell at Sealey Head is a 2008 fantasy novel by American writer Patricia A. McKillip. It was nominated for the 2009 Locus Award as well as the 2009 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature. Plot Summary: The small ocean town of Sealey Head has long been haunted by a phantom bell that tolls as evening falls. The sound is so common that many of the town’s inhabitants do not even notice it, let alone questions its existence. Ridley Dow, a scholar from the city, comes to investigate the mystery, and sets up residence at the old inn owned by a young man named Judd and his ailing father. To aid Ridley, Judd enlists the help of his friend and love-interest Gwyneth, a young woman who writes her own stories to explain the bell. On the other side of town is the ancient manor Aislinn House, whose owner, Lady Eglantine, lies dying. Emma, a servant in the house, is able to open doors that lead not into another room, but into another world. On the other side of Aislinn House’s doors is castle where the…

Free PDF Ebook | Spindle’s End
English Literature , Fantasy Novel / January 13, 2019

  Author: Robin McKinley Publish: 2000 Page: 233 pages Language: English Format EBook: PDF Description: All the creatures of the forest and field and riverbank knew the infant was special. She was the princess, spirited away from the evil fairy Pernicia on her name-day. But the curse was cast: Rosie was fated to prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and fall into a poisoned sleep-a slumber from which no one would be able to rouse her.   You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

Free PDF Ebook | Where We Belong
Chick Lit , Drama , English Literature / January 12, 2019

Author: Emily Griffin Publish: 2012 Page: 269 pages Language: English Format EBook: PDF Description: Where We Belong is a 2012 New York Times bestselling chick-lit novel by Emily Giffin. The novel was released by St. Martin’s Press on July 24, 2012. Where We Belong has been optioned to become a film, with Giffin serving as producer. The book is narrated partly through the perspective of Kirby Rose and is Giffin’s first novel with a teenager as the main character. Marian always thought that she was living the life she wanted, with no true regrets. When Kirby Rose, the child she gave up eighteen years ago, appears on her doorstep Marian is forced to re-examine her life, her family, and a past romance that threatens to overwhelm her.   You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

Freedom [Book 2 of Daemon Series]

Author: Daniel Suarez Publish: 2011 Page: 237 pages Language: English Format EBook: PDF Description: The propulsive, shockingly plausible sequel to New York Times bestseller Daemon, the “Greatest. Techno-thriller. Period.”* *William O’Brien, former director of cybersecurity and communications systems policy at the White House 2009 saw one of the most inventive techno-thriller debuts in decades as Daniel Suarez introduced his terrifying and tantalizing vision of a new world order. Daemon captured the attention of the tech community, became a national bestseller, garnered attention from futurists, literary critics, and the halls of government-leaving readers clamoring for the conclusion to Suarez’s epic story. In the opening chapters of Freedom™, the Daemon is well on its way toward firm control of the modern world, using an expanded network of real-world, dispossessed darknet operatives to tear apart civilization and rebuild it anew. Civil war breaks out in the American Midwest, with the mainstream media stoking public fear in the face of this “Corn Rebellion.” Former detective Pete Sebeck, now the Daemon’s most famous and most reluctant operative, must lead a small band of enlightened humans in a populist movement designed to protect the new world order. But the private armies of global business are preparing…

Daemon [Book 1 Daemon Series]

Author: Daniel Suarez Publish: 2006 Page: 304 pages Language: English Format EBook: PDF Description: Daemon and FreedomTM comprise a two-part novel by the author Daniel Suarez about a distributed, persistent computer application, The Daemon, that begins to change the real world after the original programmer’s death. A high-tech thriller for the wireless age that explores the unthinkable consequences of a computer program running without human control—a daemon—designed to dismantle society and bring about a new world order Technology controls almost everything in our modern-day world, from remote entry on our cars to access to our homes, from the flight controls of our airplanes to the movements of the entire world economy. Thousands of autonomous computer programs, or daemons, make our networked world possible, running constantly in the background of our lives, trafficking e-mail, transferring money, and monitoring power grids. For the most part, daemons are benign, but the same can’t always be said for the people who design them. Matthew Sobol was a legendary computer game designer—the architect behind half-a-dozen popular online games. His premature death depressed both gamers and his company’s stock price. But Sobol’s fans aren’t the only ones to note his passing. When his obituary is posted…

Cat’s Cradle (1963)
English Literature , Science Fiction / January 9, 2019

Author: Kurt Vonnegut Publish: 1969 Page: 209 pages Language: English Format EBook: PDF Description: Cat’s Cradle is a science fiction novel by American writer Kurt Vonnegut, first published in 1963. His fourth novel, it explores issues of science, technology, and religion, satirizing the arms race and many other targets along the way. After turning down his original thesis in 1947, the University of Chicago awarded Vonnegut his master’s degree in anthropology in 1971 for Cat’s Cradle. The title of the book derives from the string game “Cat’s Cradle”. Early in the book, the character Felix Hoenikker (a fictional co-inventor of the atom bomb) was playing cat’s cradle when the bomb was dropped, and the game is later referred to by his son, Newton Hoenikker.   You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

Breakfast of Champions (1973)
English Literature , Science Fiction / January 8, 2019

Author: Kurt Vonnegut Publish: 1973 Page: 182 pages Language: English Format EBook: PDF Description: Breakfast of Champions or Goodbye Blue Monday is a 1973 novel and the seventh novel by the American author Kurt Vonnegut. Set predominantly in the fictional town of Midland City, Ohio. It focuses on two characters: Dwayne Hoover, a Midland resident, Pontiac dealer and affluent figure in the city and Kilgore Trout, a widely published but mostly unknown science fiction author. Breakfast of Champions has themes of free will, suicide, and race relations among others.   You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

Suzanne Collins – Mockingjay [Book 3]

Author: Suzanne Collins Publish: 2010 Page: 180 pages Language: English Format EBook: PDF Description: Mockingjay is a 2010 science fiction novel by American author Suzanne Collins. It is the last installment of The Hunger Games, following 2008’s The Hunger Games and 2009’s Catching Fire. The book continues the story of Katniss Everdeen, who agrees to unify the districts of Panem in a rebellion against the tyrannical Capitol. The hardcover and audiobook editions of Mockingjay were published by Scholastic on August 24, 2010, six days after the ebook edition went on sale. The book sold 450,000 copies in the first week of release, exceeding the publisher’s expectations. It received a generally positive reaction from critics. The novel was adapted into two films. The first part was released on November 21, 2014, while the second part was released on November 20, 2015.   You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

Suzanne Collins – Catching Fire [Book 2]

Author: Suzanne Collins Publish: 2009 Page: 172 pages Language: English Format EBook: PDF Description: Catching Fire is a 2009 science fiction young adult novel by the American novelist Suzanne Collins, the second book in The Hunger Games trilogy. As the sequel to the 2008 bestseller The Hunger Games, it continues the story of Katniss Everdeen and the post-apocalyptic nation of Panem. Following the events of the previous novel, a rebellion against the oppressive Capitol has begun, and Katniss and fellow tribute Peeta Mellark are forced to return to the arena in a special edition of the Hunger Games. The book was first published on September 1, 2009, by Scholastic, in hardcover, and was later released in ebook and audiobook format. Catching Fire received mostly positive reviews, with reviewers praising Collins’ prose, the book’s ending, and the development of Katniss’s character. According to critics, major themes of the novel include survival, authoritarianism, rebellion and interdependence versus independence. The book has sold more than 19 million copies in the U.S. alone. A film adaptation, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, was released on November 22, 2013. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join…

Free Ebook | The Christmas Train
Crime Novel , English Literature / December 19, 2018

Author : David Baldacci Language : English Format EBook : PDF Description : Tom Langdon, a weary and cash-strapped journalist, was banned from flying in the U.S. when an overly probing search wand caused him to blow his top at LaGuardia Airport. Now, the train is his only option to get to Los Angeles for Christmas to be with his girlfriend. To finance the trip, he pitches a story about a train ride taken during Christmas season to his ex-flame editor, Eleanor. Thereupon begins one of the most hilarious — and heartwarming — train rides ever. Along the way Tom encounters mechanical failures, derailments, and eccentric characters like Agnes Joe, who rides trains all the time, though no one knows why. There’s also a mysterious passenger whom Tom suspects may be a fugitive, an avalanche that changes everyone’s Christmas plans, unexpected romance, and a rekindling of holiday spirits. As the mighty Southwest Chief chugs along, Tom Langdon and his wonderful train adventure will have you laughing as you turn the pages. It will also reacquaint you with what makes Christmas truly special. The Christmas Train is filled with memorable characters who have packed their bags with as much wisdom as…