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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: David Weber
Publisher: Tor Books; First Edition edition (2014, Feb 4th).
For centuries, the world of Safehold, last redoubt of the human race, lay under the unchallenged rule of the Church of God Awaiting. The Church permitted nothing new—no new inventions, no new understandings of the world.What no one knew was that the Church was an elaborate fraud—a high-tech system established by a rebel faction of Safehold’s founders, meant to keep humanity hidden from the powerful alien race that had destroyed old Earth.Then awoke Merlyn Athrawes, cybernetic avatar of a warrior a thousand years dead, felled in the war in which Earth was lost. Monk, warrior, counselor to princes and kings, Merlyn has one purpose: to restart the history of the too-long-hidden human race.And now the fight is thoroughly underway. The island empire of Charis has declared its independence from the Church, and with Merlyn’s help has vaulted forward into a new age of steam-powered efficiency. moreCheck Availability | More Info | Google Books
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Christine Feehan
Publisher: Berkley Hardcover (2014, Jan 7th).
WHERE DARK LYCAN ENDED, DARK WOLF BEGINS... BOOK NUMBER 25 IN CHRISTINE FEEHAN'S ACCLAIMED CARPATHIAN SERIES #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan now delivers her most eagerly awaited novel of allten years in the makingin the the erotic, gripping series that has defined an entire genre” (J. R. Ward). In Dark Lycan, Christine Feehan journeyed into the heart of the Carpathians, and into the souls of two lifemates stirred by the flush of passion and the threat of annihilation. In Dark Wolf, the breathtaking story continues as the bonds of family are imperiled, and the fate of two lovers lies hidden in the seductive shadows between life and death. Skyler Daratrazanoff always recognized the miracle that was Dimitri Tirunul, a man beyond any dream that had ever engaged her nights. moreCheck Availability | More Info | Google Books
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Chris Anderson
Publisher: Penguin Books (2013, Jul 30th).
Moneyball meets Freakonomics in this myth-busting guide to understandingand winningthe most popular sport on the planet Innovation is coming to soccer, and at the center of it all are the numbersa way of thinking about the game that ignores the obvious in favor of how things actually are. In The Numbers Game, Chris Anderson, a former professional goalkeeper turned soccer statistics guru, teams up with behavioral analyst David Sally to uncover the numbers that really matter when it comes to predicting a winner. Investigating basic but profound questionsHow valuable are corners? Which goal matters most? Is possession really nine-tenths of the law? How should a player’s value be judged?they deliver an incisive, revolutionary new way of watching and understanding soccer. moreCheck Availability | More Info | Google Books