Ready Player One

Author: Ernest Cline
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307887456
File Size: 21,38 MB
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The bestselling cult classic—soon to be a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg. At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, READY PLAYER ONE is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed. It’s the year 2045, and the real world is an ugly place. Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. And like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. For somewhere inside this giant networked playground, OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune—and remarkable power—to whoever can unlock them. For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that Halliday’s riddles are based in the pop culture he loved—that of the late twentieth century. And for years, millions have found in this quest another means of escape, retreating into happy, obsessive study of Halliday’s icons. Like many of his contemporaries, Wade is as comfortable debating the finer points of John Hughes’s oeuvre, playing Pac-Man, or reciting Devo lyrics as he is scrounging power to run his OASIS rig. And then Wade stumbles upon the first puzzle. Suddenly the whole world is watching, and thousands of competitors join the hunt—among them certain powerful players who are willing to commit very real murder to beat Wade to this prize. Now the only way for Wade to survive and preserve everything he knows is to win. But to do so, he may have to leave behind his oh-so-perfect virtual existence and face up to life—and love—in the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape. A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready?

The Cadet Of Tildor

Author: Alex Lidell
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101592354
File Size: 34,20 MB
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Tamora Pierce meets George R. R. Martin in this smart, political, medieval fantasy-thriller. There is a new king on the throne of Tildor. Currents of political unrest sweep the country as two warring crime families seek power, angling to exploit the young Crown's inexperience. At the Academy of Tildor, the training ground for elite soldiers, Cadet Renee de Winter struggles to keep up with her male peers. But when her mentor, a notorious commander recalled from active duty to teach at the Academy, is kidnapped to fight in illegal gladiator games, Renee and her best friend Alec find themselves thrust into a world rife with crime, sorting through a maze of political intrigue, and struggling to resolve what they want, what is legal, and what is right.

Breakout Squad

Author: Ryder Windham
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 9780606236546
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Eager to uncover the secret of the origins of the mysterious ship Malevolence, the Clones and their Jedi General go on a quest deep into Wild Space to search for clues and get answers to the questions they seek.

A Life Worth Taking

Author: C. G. Cooper
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781980501909
File Size: 27,51 MB
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"What would make YOU take a life? I've been to the end, to the depths of despair, and yet, here I am. Are you ready to hear my story?" - Tom Greer Ex-Navy SEAL turned airline pilot, Tom Greer, lives two lives. Cordial airline pilot one day and ruthless killer the next. But why does he kill? What started it all? And more importantly, what is the hidden pain that drives him to the next kill? Read the exciting new series by USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR C. G. Cooper, the book his long-time readers are calling his best work to date.

Benjamin Dragon Genesis

Author: C. G. Cooper
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537721811
File Size: 23,17 MB
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"How is a 15-year-old supposed to save the world? I know it's an absurd question to ask. A mere five years ago, I never would have considered it, but now it's become my life's quest." It's been five years since we last heard from Benjamin. Much has changed, and The Destructors are close to their final goal. Will Benjamin and his friends work together to take down the twisted Jacee Trevane, or will their own internal discord keep them from from seeing the true vision of The Keepers come to fruition?

The Patriot Protocol

Author: C. G. Cooper
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781533242198
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The Tennessee Zone Year 2057 It's been ten years since The Collapse. The survivors live off what they can grow, find or steal. A man known as Ryker is among the survivors, a family man with a mysterious past. When his family's relative safety is taken, he's forced to join what's left of civilization to care for his wife and children. But will his newfound allegiance to the government of The Tennessee Zone save them or plunge them into darker peril, and will the powers-that-be use Ryker for their own nefarious needs?

Moon Knight By Brian Michael Bendis Alex Maleev

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Publisher: Marvel
ISBN: 9781302909994
File Size: 55,27 MB
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Captain America. Wolverine. Spider-Man. There's nobody you'd want to have your back more than this trio of mighty Avengers. So who better for Moon Knight to call upon to lend a hand? The trouble is, they're all in Moon Knight's head - the three heroes have manifested as the latest splinters of Marc Spector's shattered psyche! And as Spector battles his own mind to fi nd balance in his new home of Los Angeles, a powerful criminal mastermind makes his deadly move - traffick- ing the temporarily inert robot body of Ultron! Can Moon Knight get his act together in time to take on this deadly threat - or is he way out of his league? Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev, who wowed readers with DAREDEVIL, reunite to deliver a truly unique take on another fan-favorite Marvel vigilante! COLLECTING: MOON KNIGHT (2011) 1-12

Air And Ash

Author: Alex Lidell
Publisher: Danger Bearing Press
ISBN: 9780998760407
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Master and Commander meets Tamora Pierce in a seafaring adventure of duty, love, magic, and a princess's quest to protect her kingdom on her own terms. After a lifetime of training, seventeen-year-old Princess Nile Greysik, a lieutenant on the prestigious Ashing navy flagship, sails into battle with one vital mission--and fails. Barred from the sea and facing a political marriage, Nile masquerades as a common sailor on the first ship she can find. With a cowardly captain, incompetent crew, and a cruel, too-handsome first officer intent on making her life a living hell, Nile must hide her identity while trying to turn the sorry frigate battleworthy. Worse, a terrifying and forbidden magic now tingles in Nile's blood. If anyone catches wind of who Nile is or what she can do, her life is over. But when disaster threatens the ship, Nile may have no choice but to unleash the truth that will curse her future. AIR AND ASH is the thrilling first installment of the TIDES series. Recommended for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Tamora Pierce, and Naomi Novik.

Grave Mistake

Author: Izzy Shows
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781541277854
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I am Blair Sheach. Screw up. Outcast. Wizard. My life will never be the same. Let's just say, new found powers do not a hero make, and I've never been an exception. It was supposed to be a simple case: find the client's deadbeat, cheating husband, collect money, and finally pay my rent. Turns out the wanker is a necromancer hell bent on destroying London. Turns out necromancers are only part of the problem in a city infested by vampires and demons. And magic cops aren't any better at cleaning them up than mundane ones. Then there's me, I'm no one special. Just the last line of defense. I'm out of luck and out of time. And to save my city, the decision I have to make is one I can't take back.

Darkest Minds The Bonus Content

Author: Alexandra Bracken
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 1368024912
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Book one in the hit series that's soon to be a major motion picture� now with exclusive bonus content! When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government "rehabilitation camp." She might have survived the mysterious disease that killed most of America's children, but she and the others emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control. Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones. But when the truth about Ruby's abilities�the truth she's hidden from everyone, even the camp authorities�comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. On the run, she joins a group of kids who escaped their own camp: Zu, a young girl haunted by her past; Chubs, a standoffish brainiac; and Liam, their fearless leader, who is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can't risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents. While they journey to find the one safe haven left for kids like them�East River�they must evade their determined pursuers, including an organization that will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. But as they get closer to grasping the things they've dreamed of, Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at a life worth living.