Project Atlantis

Author: Brandon Ellis

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781977858399

Category:

Page: 298

View: 6364

A secret branch of the U.S. government has found pyramids on Callisto, a Jupiter moon. They are etched with ancient hieroglyphs that no one can understand -- no one but archaeologist Kaden Jaxx. What's more, the pyramids are giving off energy. Lots of energy. Enough to power half of the United States. But Jaxx discovers his Black Ops bosses are hiding an Earth-shattering truth -- an ancient civilization may still be on that moon. And a secret launch to that moon is imminent. Jaxx hires a brilliant but impulsive reporter who digs into the agency's mandate. When they learn too much, the hunt is on: they're on a government hit list and are now trapped in a race against time to blow the lid off the secret plans, save themselves, and maybe even mankind. Available books and upcoming books in the Ascendant Chronicles: Project Atlantis Destination Atlantis (Available now for pre-order) Colony Atlantis (January 2018) Beyond Atlantis (March 2018)

The PureLights of Ohm Totem

Author: Omon Hart,Brandon Ellis

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781484177792

Category:

Page: 294

View: 2553

Zoey and Coda are like everyone else in their small town of Gladstone, but that's about to change - forever. Zoey has a dream, one that feels far more real than it should. A strange wolf with a beautiful, violet crystal embedded on his forehead visits her. "Please help us," the wolf implores with sad eyes. "Remember, Zoey, who you truly are." Zoey wakes up, dismissing it as a silly dream. However, she soon realizes that it was far more real than she could have ever imagined. Coda is Zoey's older brother. Like most boys his age, he has a craving for adventure and a loathing for his younger sister. He can't stand it that she constantly gets in his way, joining in on all of his fun while ruining it in the process. The worst, according to Coda, is that Zoey gets all of the attention from their parents. A big drag in his mind. Then destiny arrives. Zoey and Coda find that they must face it together - if they want to survive. Together, they journey to a place deep in the Cornell Forest, beyond the Snow Tree and through a blackberry bush, to a secret portal that leads them to an ancient world called Ohm Totem - to the place of the PureLights, the race that beckoned for their help. There, Zoey and Coda find that they hold something so unique, so magical, and so sacred within themselves that even those who called for them never fathomed how powerful these two children really are. Caught between an age old war and finding their way back home, Zoey and Coda go on an amazing adventure that takes them beyond the veils of everything they once knew, and into the terrifying grasp of the unknown.

Dialogue Prompt

We Are Not Alone in the Universe!

Author: Bryant Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781946447500

Category:

Page: 268

View: 6656

Dialogue Prompt "WE ARE NOT ALONE IN THE UNIVERSE!"

In Remembrance of Home

Book One of the Good for the Many

Author: J M Deutsch

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530142668

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 1394

When the Ixionic alien race arrived on Earth in the twenty-first century, they offered mankind a chance to save the planet. Their scientific miracles reshaped the world, but so did the unstoppable disease they carried. With no other choice, humanity abandoned its only home and sought refuge on the newly terraformed moon. For two hundred years civilization was rebuilt. That all changed when an Ixionic ship crashed on the outskirts of Tranquility. Mankind's scourge has returned and Carter Ryan is infected at birth. Daily injections are needed to keep him alive and the lunar colony safe. His twenty-first birthday brings military conscription and new knowledge of the Ixion. A heroic act saves the colony but he is asked to conceal his actions. Keeping this secret sets off a chain of events that reveal there is more to his disease than he knows. To learn the truth, Carter will be forced to answer what, or who, he is willing to sacrifice. J. M. Deutsch gives readers a different kind of origin story in his debut novel, In Remembrance of Home. It's a twisting narrative that warns the greatest dangers are those with consequences we choose to ignore.

The Veil Rising

Author: Brandon Ellis

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545243008

Category: Imaginary wars and battles

Page: 380

View: 6989

They've lived in orbit around the planet Lumus for centuries and, for all they know, no one else exists but them. However, they don't know how their race got here. No history book has an answer and no historian has the guts to find out. It's as if the human race originated in orbit around this planet. Any knowledge of their distant past has either been erased or their Prime Director is correct--they were birthed here. Most don't question it. Some do. Regardless, life is undisturbed. All they know is peace. There is no torment and no war. Their starships and starfighters are for show; unneeded and manufactured to create employment. They have no known enemies, have never been threatened, and certainly have never experienced carnage. Because of this, they are not prepared for what's coming.

The Nameless War

Author: Edmond Michael Barrett

Publisher: Anchor Books

ISBN: 9781477645970

Category: Fiction

Page: 398

View: 6494

First came contact, then genocide, now war. The Nameless have superior technology, numbers and a willingness to accept casualties that goes beyond comprehension. Their aim, nothing less than the total destruction of humanity. All that stands in their way, five officers, a handful of ships? and the human need to survive!

Forgotten Relics

Author: Cianien Bloodstone

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781979505185

Category:

Page: 416

View: 5766

Rei had lost it all: her family, a safe home, and, most important, her freedom. Despite all odds, she managed to escape and make her life among the stars. It's not easy to be a fugitive of the largest galactic power ever known. Making a living requires being flexible, and not particularly caring for things like laws or rights of property. Even in her new life the ghosts of Rei's past refuse to leave her in peace. She's been changed by her captivity in more ways than one and the mysteries abound. There are untold questions that demand answers, but the only way she can find out the truth is to start back at the beginning To complicate matters, she is approached to stop her old enemies from retrieving priceless artifacts of untold knowledge. The idea is as murky as they come but they have to take the chance. Even if it might cost her crew dearly.

The Legacy of King Jasteroth Vol. 1

Author: S. Wyllie

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781986744737

Category:

Page: 220

View: 9346

Princess Ariella Ostragorion of the Golden Peaks is one of the few left in the Eastern Realm whose bloodline possesses a power known as the Inner Eye. With it, she has a power that is beyond imagination; the ability to create frost and ice. But it is a talent that she shares with King Jasteroth, a malevolent force who is believed to control the Black Magic Sorcerers, the most powerful enemies of the Eastern Realm. The lethal half-elvish warrior, Austin Alvar, is ordered by the Council of The Community and Members of the Elite to train her, but Austin carries secrets about his own past that he would rather remain as such, and he also knows that Jasteroth and the Black Magic Sorcerers are two quite separate entities. When Ariella's home is infiltrated, and her mother is killed by the Sorcerers, she is assigned six warriors to protect her. With Ariella clearly targeted by a dangerous evil, it is up to Austin to protect her at all costs and convince others of the truth about Jasteroth and the Black Magic Sorcerers. But how can he convince them without revealing the truth about himself?

Dourado

A Dane Maddock Adventure

Author: David Wood

Publisher: Adrenaline Press

ISBN: 9781940095592

Category:

Page: N.A

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A sunken treasure. An ancient Biblical artifact. A mystery as old as humankind. On January 25, 1829, the Portuguese brig Dourado sank off the coast of Indonesia, losing its cargo of priceless treasures from the Holy Land. One of these lost relics holds the key to an ancient mystery. But someone does not want this treasure to come to light. When her father is murdered while searching for the Dourado, Kaylin Maxwell hires treasure hunter and former Navy Seal Dane Maddock and his partner Uriah "Bones" Bonebrake, to locate the Dourado, and recover a lost Biblical artifact, the truth behind which could shake the foundations of the church, and call into question the fundamentally held truths of human existence. Join Maddock and Bones on a perilous adventure that carries them from the depths of the Pacific to ancient cities of stone as they unravel the mystery of the Dourado. Praise for David Wood and the Dane Maddock Adventures "Rip roaring action from start to finish. Wit and humor throughout. How soon until the next one? Because I can't wait." Graham Brown, author of Shadows of the Midnight Sun "What an adventure! A great read that provides lots of action, and thoughtful insight as well, into strange realms that are sometimes best left unexplored." Paul Kemprecos, author of Cool Blue Tomb and the NUMA Files "A page-turning yarn blending high action, Biblical speculation, ancient secrets, and nasty creatures. Indiana Jones better watch his back!" Jeremy Robinson, author of SecondWorld "With the thoroughly enjoyable way Mr. Wood has mixed speculative history with our modern day pursuit of truth, he has created a story that thrills and makes one think beyond the boundaries of mere fiction and enter the world of 'why not'?" David L. Golemon, Author of Ancients, Event, Legend, and Leviathan "A twisty tale of adventure and intrigue that never lets up and never lets go!" Robert Masello, author of Bestiary and Blood and Ice "Let there be no confusion: David Wood is the next Clive Cussler. Once you start reading, you won't be able to stop until the last mystery plays out in the final line." Edward G. Talbot, author of 2012: The Fifth World "I like my thrillers with lots of explosions, global locations and a mystery where I learn something new. Wood delivers! Recommended as a fast paced, kick ass read." J.F. Penn, author of Desecration "Dourado is a brisk read, reminiscent of early Cussler adventures, and perfect for an afternoon at the beach or a cross-country flight. You'll definitely want more of Maddock." Sean Ellis- Author of Into the Black "All the adventure, twists, and surprises you could hope for in an action series." Kane Gilmour author of Resurrect

Laws

Author: Plato Plato

Publisher: Xist Publishing

ISBN: 1681956977

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 599

View: 1105

Plato's last and longest dialogue “No man can be a true worshipper of the Gods who does not know these two principles—that the soul is the eldest of all things which are born, and is immortal and rules over all bodies” Plato's Laws is an exploration and explanation a number of basic issues in political and ethical philosophy as well as theology. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

Stone Spring

The Northland Trilogy

Author: Stephen Baxter

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101545461

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 9954

Praised as “one of the most inventive writers that science fiction has ever produced” (SF Site), national bestselling author Stephen Baxter presents a new saga of a world that could have become our own.... Ten thousand years ago, a vast and fertile plain existed that linked the British Isles to Europe. Home to a tribe of simple hunter-gatherers, Northland teems with nature’s bounty, but is also subject to its whims. Fourteen-year-old Ana calls Northland home, but her world is changing. The air is warming, the ice is melting, and the seas are rising. One day Ana meets a traveler from a far-distant city called Jericho—a town that is protected by a wall. And she starts to imagine the impossible....

Veiled

Prequel to the Star Guild Saga

Author: Brandon Ellis

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545240816

Category:

Page: 88

View: 6446

In 1849, British archaeologist, Austin Henry Layard, uncovered over 20,000 clay tablets in the Ancient Sumerian city of Nineveh, in an area now known as Iraq. The tablets told of an ancient race that had come before humans, arriving on Earth long ago and bringing with them untold technologies, and a mass genetic breeding program that the tablets claimed to have brought forth the creation of humankind. And then these Beings left, taking with them everything they had, except the human race. The problem is, they took some of us. And, those whom were taken have not returned, and have all but forgotten about their past and that these Beings had ever existed. These humans are now thriving someplace else...alone. Or, so they thought. They are about to be in for a rude awakening.

Legionnaire

Author: Jason Anspach,Nick Cole

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548258269

Category: Science fiction

Page: 306

View: 5247

The Galaxy is a Dumpster Fire A hot, stinking, dumpster fire. And most days I don't know if the legionnaires are putting out the flames, or fanning them into an inferno. A hostile force ambushes Victory Company during a reconnaissance-in-force deep inside enemy territory. Stranded behind enemy lines, a sergeant must lead a band of survivors against merciless insurgents on a deadly alien world somewhere along the galaxy's edge. With no room for error, the Republic's elite fighting force must struggle to survive under siege while waiting on a rescue that might never come. When you think you've surrounded the Legion... you've just made your last mistake.

Imaginary Cities

A Tour of Dream Cities, Nightmare Cities, and Everywhere in Between

Author: Darran Anderson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022647030X

Category: Architecture

Page: 570

View: 2150

How can we understand the infinite variety of cities? Darran Anderson seems to exhaust all possibilities in this work of creative nonfiction. Drawing inspiration from Marco Polo and Italo Calvino, Anderson shows that we have much to learn about ourselves by looking not only at the cities we have built, but also at the cities we have imagined. Anderson draws on literature (Gustav Meyrink, Franz Kafka, Jaroslav Hasek, and James Joyce), but he also looks at architectural writings and works by the likes of Bruno Taut and Walter Gropius, Medieval travel memoirs from the Middle East, mid-twentieth-century comic books, Star Trek, mythical lands such as Cockaigne, and the works of Claude Debussy. Anderson sees the visionary architecture dreamed up by architects, artists, philosophers, writers, and citizens as wedded to the egalitarian sense that cities are for everyone. He proves that we must not be locked into the structures that exclude ordinary citizens--that cities evolve and that we can have input. As he says: "If a city can be imagined into being, it can be re-imagined as well."

A Modern Utopia

Author: H G Wells

Publisher: ePenguin

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 281

View: 8251

While walking in the Swiss Alps, two English travellers fall into a space-warp, and suddenly find themselves in another world. In many ways the same as our own - even down to the characters that inhabit it - this new planet is still somehow radically different, for the two walkers are now upon a Utopian Earth controlled by a single World Government. Here, as they soon learn, all share a common language, there is sexual, economic and racial equality, and society is ruled by socialist ideals enforced by an austere, voluntary elite: the 'Samurai'. But what will the Utopians make of these new visitors from a less perfect world?

The Social Life of Coffee

The Emergence of the British Coffeehouse

Author: Brian Cowan

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300133502

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 9495

What induced the British to adopt foreign coffee-drinking customs in the seventeenth century? Why did an entirely new social institution, the coffeehouse, emerge as the primary place for consumption of this new drink? In this lively book, Brian Cowan locates the answers to these questions in the particularly British combination of curiosity, commerce, and civil society. Cowan provides the definitive account of the origins of coffee drinking and coffeehouse society, and in so doing he reshapes our understanding of the commercial and consumer revolutions in Britain during the long Stuart century. Britain’s virtuosi, gentlemanly patrons of the arts and sciences, were profoundly interested in things strange and exotic. Cowan explores how such virtuosi spurred initial consumer interest in coffee and invented the social template for the first coffeehouses. As the coffeehouse evolved, rising to take a central role in British commercial and civil society, the virtuosi were also transformed by their own invention.