Lost Horizon Trilogy Edition

Lost Horizon  Trilogy Edition Author James Hilton
ISBN-10 9781787202955
Release 2016-11-11
Pages 165
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First published in 1933, this novel by award-winning author James Hilton tells the story of Hugh Conway, a veteran member of the British diplomatic service who finds inner peace, love, and a sense of purpose in Shangri-La, an Eden-like valley high in the Himalayas in Tibet. Said to have been inspired by reading the National Geographic Magazine articles of a botanist and ethnologist who explored the southwestern Chinese provinces and Tibetan borderlands, the name “Shangri-La” has become a by-word for a mythical utopia, a permanently happy land, isolated from the world, and one that captivated the world’s imagination—from Roosevelt naming his Maryland presidential retreat “Shangri-La” to the Zhongdian mountain region of Southwest China being renamed Shangri-La (Xianggelila). The novel won James Hilton the Hawthornden Prize in 1934 and was also immortalized in a movie version in 1937 by influential director Frank Capra. “Hilton’s premise strikes a deep chord in today’s ‘everything is relative’ society. His utopia retains all its charm and, in his creation of Shangri-La, he added something permanently to the language”—Guardian “Lost Horizon introduced the world to a Tibetan paradise where people live extraordinarily long lives of peace, harmony and wisdom. Expertly plotted and deftly written, Hilton’s book suggests mysteries without spelling them out - and leaves us wanting more”—New York Times “James Hilton invented the name Shangri-La for a paradise on earth in a book that captured the imagination of a public dealing with financial hardships and the threat of Nazism”—Observer “The important thing to note about this very fine novel—the tale of an adventure in Tibet—is that it is unusual and the product of a first-class mind...a wildly exciting story, nightmare, fantasy, or what you will”—Daily Express



The History of Things to Come

The History of Things to Come Author Duncan Simpson
ISBN-10 0993206301
Release 2015-07-17
Pages 298
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THE MIND OF A GENIUS CAN HOLD THE DARKEST OF SECRETS "A razor-sharp thriller" A Bosnian gangster is gunned down in a packed London restaurant. In his possession is a notebook once belonging to Isaac Newton. This is just the latest in a series of shocking crimes connected to objects once belonging to the famous scientist. The police are stumped and the pressure for an arrest is mounting. Enter Vincent Blake, London's leading stolen-art investigator. Blake sets out to solve the case, a series of devastating events threaten to destroy everything he holds dear. Broken but undeterred, he comes upon a shocking discovery: within the coded pages of a mysterious crimson book, annotated in Newton's own handwriting, is an explosive revelation. Possessing this secret knowledge turns Blake into a marked man. Caught in the crosshairs of two sadistic hitmen, Blake is propelled into a breathtaking race through London and its dark historical secrets. With time running out, will Blake solve Newton's deadly puzzle before the world is plunged into a catastrophe of biblical proportions? Praise for The History of Things to Come ...'An endlessly twisting, multi-layered supernatural thriller.' ...'Intelligent and fascinating.' ...'You simply can't put this book down.' About the Author The History of Things to Come is the first book in the Dark Horizon trilogy by thriller writer Duncan Simpson. For more information and updates on new releases, join his Reader's Group. Just copy and paste this link into your browser: http: //duncansimpsonauthor.com Find out more about the world of Duncan Simpson by visiting: Website & Blog: http: //www.duncansimpsonauthor.com Twitter: http: //twitter.com/dsimpsonauthor Facebook: http: //www.facebook.com/duncansimpsonauthor If you love multi-layered crime thrillers, then buy The History of Things to Come now. Interview with the Author QU: So, what makes the Dark Horizon series special? AN: My mission is to write action led thrillers that hit hard, right from the go. I write what I love to read. My top picks are usually thrillers and mysteries best sellers, and private detective novels. When I pick up a novel, I want to be entertained, that's a given, but I also want to learn something new. I love telling stories that are on the blurred edge between fact and fiction; whether I'm writing about the world of art crime, the Royal Society, Isaac Newton, Freemasonry, the Knights Templar or the history of London; weaving a contemporary crime thriller within layers of true fact is what gives me a buzz. The function of a best-selling crime novel is to give the reader what they don't get in their real lives. It's about escaping the ordinary and entering into a world of the extraordinary. I hope the Dark Horizon trilogy does this in spades. Each book in the series is designed to keep you turning the pages all night long. QU: Why should readers give these books a try? AN: Because the Dark Horizon thriller series is an exciting, action-packed adventure. Just read the reviews and see why it has hit the top ten category bestsellers lists on Kindle for Crime Thrillers. Ultimately, readers who enjoy a taut, nail-biting adventure with a plot that twists and turns will love the Dark Horizon trilogy. Come and join Vincent Blake, the damaged hero of the series that reviewers are describing as 'the British Robert Langdon.' Qu: So, where can I find the Dark Horizon series? AN: The Dark Horizon thriller and mystery eBook series can be found in the following categories: Supernatural Thrillers Heist Thrillers Mystery Series Crime Thrillers Private Investigator Series Private Detective Novels Thrillers and Mysteries Best Sellers Paranormal Th



Searching for Shangri La

Searching for Shangri La Author Laurence J. Brahm
ISBN-10 9780892546350
Release 2017-04-01
Pages 264
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In 2002, author, filmmaker, and economist Laurence Brahm, inspired by James Hilton’s novel Lost Horizon and his own quest for meaning, began his search for Shangri-la. Some say that Shangri-la can be found in sacred Tibet, or maybe in wild Qinghai; others believe it can be found in artistic Yunnan in the southwest of China. The author discovered the spiritual truth that Shangri-la is not a place; rather, it is a state of mind. As Brahm hitchhiked through western China, well off the beaten track, he recorded the interior changes and illuminations he experienced as his consciousness expanded far beyond the everyday cares of his years of urban life in Beijing. The insights of his journey and his meetings with others who searched for their own versions of Shangri-la, helped him to understand that the archetypal goal he sought was actually a state of consciousness. Shangri-la may be found in a cup of café latte or yak-butter tea—if we search carefully enough and with mindfulness and compassion. Searching for Shangri-la is the first book of the Himalayan Trilogy . The reader will discover the need for fresh economic paradigms that call for compassionate capital, the empowerment of people, and prioritization of the environment. Spirituality can be more powerful than materialism. The need for sustainability has rarely been so beautifully and eloquently defended.



Conversations with Sacred Mountains

Conversations with Sacred Mountains Author Laurence J. Brahm
ISBN-10 9780892546367
Release 2017-04-01
Pages 256
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Inspired by James Hilton’s 1933 novel Lost Horizon, Laurence Brahm went in search of the mystical realm of Shangri-la, traveling along the ancient Tea Caravan Trail in Yunnan Province of southwest China. Starting in the capital city of Kunming, Braham traveled from Dali to Lijiang through Yi to Lago Lake and to Zhongdian and Deqin and the sacred Kawagebo Mountain. Each region has its own culture and ethnic tradition and is trying to preserve the old way of life while adapting to the economic realities of modern life and tourism. Along the way, Laurence met various individuals—including the famous Chinese dancer Yang Liping—and learned of a movement of conscious people fighting against the onslaught of modernism to preserve their cultures and identities. They shared with him stories about the misty mountains that stand majestically in this land “south of the clouds,” and explained how such mountains are sacred to all who live in these regions.



Shangri la

Shangri la Author Eleanor Cooney
ISBN-10 UOM:39015037762724
Release 1996
Pages 324
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When a Chinese general is determined to plunder the riches of Shangri-la, Hugh Conway must find a way to return and save that earthly paradise



In the Caf of Lost Youth

In the Caf   of Lost Youth Author Patrick Modiano
ISBN-10 9780857055279
Release 2016-01-07
Pages 192
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Four narrators, a student from a café, a private detective hired by an aggrieved husband, the heroine herself and one of her lovers, construct a portrait of Jacqueline Delanque, otherwise known as Louki. The daughter of a single mother who works in the Moulin Rouge, Louki grows up in poverty in Montmartre. Her one attempt to escape her background fails when she is rejected from the Lycée Jules-Ferry. She meanders on through life, into a cocaine habit, and to frequenting the Café Condé, whose regulars begin calling her "Louki". She drifts into marriage with a real estate agency director, but finds no satisfaction with him or his friends and so makes the simple decision not to return to him one evening. She turns instead to a young man almost as aimless and adrift as she, but who perhaps loves her all the same. Ever-present through this story is the city of Paris, almost another character in her own right. This is the Paris of 'no-man's-lands', of lonely journeys on the last metro, or nocturnal walks along empty boulevards; of cafés where the lost youth wander in, searching for meaning, and the older generation sift through their memories of their own long-gone adolescence.



The Lost Kingdom

The Lost Kingdom Author Matthew J. Kirby
ISBN-10 9780545539562
Release 2013-08-27
Pages 352
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A remarkable adventure by award-winning author Matthew J. Kirby brings a fantastical American West filled with secrets and spies and terrifying creatures to vivid life. In this extraordinary adventure story, Billy Bartram, his father, and a secret society of philosophers and scientists venture into the American wilderness in search of the lost people of the Welsh Prince Madoc, seeking aid in the coming war against the French. Traveling in a flying airship, the members of the expedition find their lives frequently endangered in the untamed American West by terrifying creatures, a party of French soldiers hot on their trail, and the constant threat of traitors and spies. Billy will face hazards greater than he can ever imagine as, together with his father, he gets caught up in the fight for the biggest prize of all: America. THE LOST KINGDOM is an epic journey filled with marvelous exploits, courage and intrigue, and a bold reimagining of a mythical America. Matthew J. Kirby brings his signature storytelling prowess and superb craft to this astonishing story of fathers and sons, the beginnings of a nation, and wonder-filled adventure.



Random Harvest

Random Harvest Author James Hilton
ISBN-10 0786705930
Release 1998
Pages 326
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Adapted into a beloved movie, Random Harvest displays the author's talents at storytelling & character building at their best. The wealthy industrialist Charles Rainer feels compelled to fill the amnesiac gap between his departure from Cambridge to fight in the Great War & his discovery of himself on a park bench in Liverpool in 1919 - uncovering his other life & other lover.



Infinity Lost

Infinity Lost Author S. Harrison
ISBN-10 1503945073
Release 2015-11-01
Pages 235
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In the near future, one corporation, Blackstone Technologies, has changed the world: no disasters, no poverty, and life-altering technology. Blackstone has the impunity to destroy--or create--as it sees fit. Infinity "Finn" Blackstone is the seventeen-year-old daughter of Blackstone's reclusive CEO--but she's never even met him. When disturbing dreams about a past she doesn't remember begin to torment her, Finn knows there's only one person who can provide answers: her father. After Finn and an elite group of peers are invited to Blackstone's top-secret HQ, Finn realizes she may have a chance to confront her father. But when a highly sophisticated company AI morphs into a killing machine, the trip descends into chaos. Trapped inside shape-shifting walls, Finn and her friends are at the mercy of an all-seeing intelligence that will destroy everything to get to her. With no hope of help, Finn's dream-memories may be the only chance of survival. But will she remember in time to save her own life and the lives of those around her?



Lost Voices

Lost Voices Author Sarah Porter
ISBN-10 0547482507
Release 2011
Pages 291
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Assaulted and left on the cliffs outside of her grim Alaskan fishing village by her abusive, alcoholic uncle, fourteen-year-old Luce expects to die when she tumbles into the icy waters below, but when she instead transforms into a mermaid she is faced with struggles and choices she could never have imagined.



The New York Times Book Review

The New York Times Book Review Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015039430387
Release 1966
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The New York Times Book Review has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The New York Times Book Review also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The New York Times Book Review book for free.



Lost Patrol

Lost Patrol Author Morgan Hill
ISBN-10 9780307779670
Release 2011-03-16
Pages 272
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Lieutenant Boyd Locklin's assignment to escort a wagon train through Apache territory ends in the massacre of those around him - but he emerges with a pretty young woman, the lone survivor. He goes on to acquire bitter enemies and face life-or-death duels - unharmed. But what will happen when he leaves his family for the unknown horizon of the Civil War? Will he emerge from prison camps and rattlesnake pits with the same carefree courage as before? Follow Locklin on an incredible itinerary of hair-raising battles with death! A Man Who Laughs at Peril When Lieutenant Boyd Locklin arrives at the wagon train he is supposed to escort through Apache territory, what he finds is a massacre. Later, Locklin withstands yet another Indian attack to find a pretty young woman - the massacre's sole survivor - by his side. What will happen next, as he leaves his growing family for the shadows of the Civil War? Who can say how long Boyd's carefree courage will last, through close encounters with men and rattlesnakes... From the Trade Paperback edition.



Extinction Horizon

Extinction Horizon Author Nicholas Sansbury Smith
ISBN-10 9780316557986
Release 2017-02-14
Pages 368
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USA Today bestseller Nicholas Sansbury Smith's first book in his thrilling post-apocalyptic series about one marine's mission to save the world. Master Sergeant Reed Beckham has led his Delta Force Team, codenamed Ghost, through every kind of hell imaginable and never lost a man. When a top secret Medical Corps research facility goes dark, Team Ghost is called in to face their deadliest enemy yet--a variant strain of Ebola that turns men into monsters. After barely escaping with his life, Beckham returns to Fort Bragg in the midst of a new type of war. As cities fall, Team Ghost is ordered to keep CDC virologist Dr. Kate Lovato alive long enough to find a cure. What she uncovers will change everything. Total extinction is just on the horizon, but will the cure be worse than the virus? Extinction is just on the horizon... Start reading the book that D. J. Molles said "delivers unrelenting unmerciful action" before it's too late! The Extinction Cycle: Book 1: Extinction HorizonBook 2: Extinction EdgeBook 3: Extinction AgeBook 4: Extinction EvolutionBook 5: Extinction EndBook 6: Extinction Aftermath Book 7: Extinction War



The Winds of War

The Winds of War Author Herman Wouk
ISBN-10 9781444779271
Release 2013-12-05
Pages 896
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Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II, which begins with THE WINDS OF WAR and continues in WAR AND REMEMBRANCE, stands as the crowning achievement of one of America's most celebrated storytellers. Like no other books about the war, Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events - the drama, the romance, the heroism and the tragedy of World War II - as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very centre of the maelstrom.



Star Wars Lost Tribe of the Sith The Collected Stories

Star Wars Lost Tribe of the Sith  The Collected Stories Author John Jackson Miller
ISBN-10 9781448151417
Release 2012-08-02
Pages 432
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This collection of nine Lost Tribe of the Sith stories is for fans of the New York Times bestselling Fate of the Jedi series, as it features the origin story of the tribe of Sith that play such a crucial role in those novels. The bestselling Fate of the Jedi novels introduce the Star Wars universe to a long-forgotten tribe of Sith. This collection of stories tells the origin of that tribe. Written by John Jackson Miller, this paperback will include all eight of the Lost Tribe of the Sith stories, as well as "Pandemonium," the never-before-seen final chapter that will only be available in this collection.



The Blood Stiller

The Blood Stiller Author Minerva Taylor
ISBN-10 1939337968
Release 2013-08-01
Pages 368
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Wealthy New York socialite Christina Gartner, embittered by her recent divorce, attempts to escape from her glamorous life by moving from her luxurious Fifth Avenue residence to a shabby apartment building on East 82nd Street. Christina, raised on a farm in rural Ohio, is intellectual, bookish and rather naive. She impulsively abandoned work on a doctorate in history and a promising academic career to marry Lawrence Digby, heir to a fortune and head of the Digby Corporation. When he betrays and publicly humiliates her, she is crushed and cannot get her life together. Shortly after her move to the new apartment, she befriends her mysterious neighbor Mme. Feodosia Petrovna Antonova, a White Russian who fled her country after the Russian Revolution of 1917. Depressed, close to a breakdown, Christina is enthralled by Mme. Antonova's dramatic stories of old Russia, which she suspects may be exaggerated. Lulled by the safety and comfort of living in Mme. Antonova's version of the past, she is drawn into her neighbor's eccentric emigre circle, and gradually becomes aware that Madame Antonova has been guarding a dangerous secret since her escape from the revolution. Christina is plunged into the reality of her neighbor's turbulent past and involvement in the intrigue and sexual debauchery surrounding both the Bolshevik leaders and Tsar Nicholas II's court. Her attempts to uncover Madame Antonova's long buried secret leads to the heart of a sinister emigre conspiracy. Christina is forced into a dangerous game with the KGB, and ends up on the hit list of a shadowy former spy and his killers. This ruthless old Bolshevik, hunting for the powerful secret, is plotting to bring down the Russian government and install a reign of terror equal to Stalin's. On the run from the killers, Christina finds herself in a love-hate relationship with Jack Reilly, a New York detective, who takes her into protective custody. They have a passionate affair and she falls deeply in love. This fast paced historically accurate novel stretches over five decades and across the globe, from windswept Tobolsk in Siberia to the bustling streets of New York City. The compelling story of betrayal and intrigue moves from the secret revolutionary cells formed during Russia's revolution to the emigre world in Manhattan. The novel's suspense and action are created by interweaving the clues to the mystery between 1917 Russia and 1970 New York City. The unifying device for the multifaceted plot is the front porch of an isolated cabin in rural Ohio in 2000 where Christina, hiding from brutal killers, reviews her archive, reliving haunting scenes from her past, still questioning the truth of the story. The author researched Russia's Revolutionary and Stalinist periods for eight years, using public records, personal letters and accounts from the period and other primary sources. All of the recorded public events, as well as the details of the Tsar's family, Rasputin, Lenin and other known figures portrayed in this book, are historically accurate. The Blood Stiller is the first of a trilogy of historical thrillers that take place during the Russian Revolution and Civil War and the present day. The second novel, The Blood Archive, which begins in 2002 after the World Trade Center destruction and continues Christina's story, is soon to be published. It introduces Roo, a young redneck deputy sheriff from a small town in the Midwest who tries to redeem his failed life and Katya, a beautiful spoiled English woman who searches for her true identity. The third, The Devil's Tears set in New York and Baku, Azerbaijan, is a work in progress.



Shambhala Sutra

Shambhala Sutra Author Laurence J. Brahm
ISBN-10 9780892546374
Release 2017-04-01
Pages 272
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Following the Shambhala Sutra—an ancient manuscript written by Penchen Lama over two hundred years ago—Laurence Brahm started his journey to Shambhala in Lhasa and continued deep into the harsh regions of Tibet. Shambhala Sutra presents Brahm’s expedition across western Tibet’s Ngari region where he learned that the ancient sutra was actually a metaphorical guidebook. He traces a route embedded with riddles through deserts and mountains. The lessons learned from this journey (as told in the sutra as a prophecy) are that shortsighted greed, war, and failure to protect our environment will cause kingdoms and empires to vanish. Mankind’s future depends on ensuring a sustainable planet through more holistic economics, empowering communities and people, and preserving our environment. These are the messages hidden in the Shambhala Sutra.