Cat was perfectly happy as the pampered pet of her devoted mistress—even with the irritating Hound in residence—until Fairy Godmother changed her to a young woman to help servant girl, Cinderella, catch her duke. That success has now gifted the animals temporary humanity and released them into the world to fend for themselves. Cat hatches a scheme to find herself a rich husband—with help from the other animals and a secret stash of her owner's money. Hound's only plan is to ruin Cat's plan. As if learning the rules of polite society weren't difficult enough, London is awash with murders, courtesy of Shadow Man. He kills his victims to leech magic from them and transformed animals are chock full of magic. When circumstances throw Cat and Hound into the path of Shadow Man, they must find a way to escape his clutches and end the Season with their human forms intact. Through the candlelit ballrooms of society's upper echelons and across the dark and narrow streets of London, Shadow Man will become the predator and Cat and Hound, his prey.
Uma escritora encontra um ninho com dois filhotes de pombo. Por meio de uma prosa poética, o leitor compartilha as hesitações e os sucessos de uma história de crescimento e desenvolvimento. Como o próprio nome da obra diz, esta é uma história de amor, mas também de ciúme, aflição, paciência, saudade, preocupação, orgulho...
The Battle of Britain - when the RAF fought the Luftwaffe for control of the skies above the English Channel. The decisive battle at Alamein, where the British 'Eighth Army' destroyed the German forces in Egypt. D-Day - the Allied invasion of France, when 130,000 men were landed on the Normandy beaches under enemy fire.
In this engaging book, Christian Comeliau argues that any attempt to understand the historical logic of modernity as a social system must start with the economy.
His exploration focuses on the dominant position of market economies in the social system. He examines contemporary phenomena such as the idea of indefinite growth as the mainspring of development, the intensification of social inequality and the future of work, difficulties resulting from globalization and international trade, and questions regarding the future role of the state.
The last time Veronica checked, the world outside was still dead…and still covered by the sort-of-undead remnants of humanity. That was this morning. Now, she has to run that gauntlet to try and save Emily, just as Emily once saved her.
Four years ago the world was destroyed by medical nanites gone awry, leaving humanity divided into three groups: the living, deaders, and the horrific in-betweeners. Emily’s only hope for a cure lies eighty miles away at a military hospital where nanite treatments were once given, and she’s running out of time. Between Veronica and that hospital is a world of flesh-eating monsters and possibly something even worse…humans. If Veronica fails to get there, Emily will be trapped forever between life and death. Forever Between is book two in the exciting post-apocalyptic trilogy, Between Life and Death. With mild language and occasional violence, (and some very gross undead), this series is suitable for ages 16 and up.