Storm Watcher

Trials of Balance, Chapter Three

Author: Ivan Henley

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595009832

Category: Fiction

Page: 488

View: 7539

In a world ruled by legends and defended by magic, many races lived together to maintain the balance. However, the humans waged war and the balance was broken. Now the other races fight to preserve all life and the land that sustains it. Thus began a time known as the Trials Of Balance. The Aukern prophets foretold the coming of a savior. That savior, young Kiri, is of a race vanished and long-since forgotten. She wanders alone, unsure of her destiny and watched by hidden eyes. Many individuals are destined to cross her path; some are kind, some are evil. Those who may have the biggest impact remain invisible to her: the Keeper of Balance, the Swordmaster Zyphus and an Aukern named Rylar who knows something about her that even she does not. In this third chapter of the Trials Of Balance Kiri struggles to find herself and her meaning in life while Rylar fights to uncover some terrible secrets that could threaten everyone in the land. The land’s balance continues to weaken, and soldiers from the Dark Army continue their massacres of innocent people. In a race against time Kiri must find allies and fight. . . or all shall die.

Storm Watcher

Author: Lilith Saintcrow

Publisher: ImaJinn Books

ISBN: 1610260155

Category: Fiction

Page: 183

View: 868

The Witch: All Mariamne Niege wants is to finish her thesis and get a job. Unfortunately, she's a Guardian now, and her visions of the future have grown so intense she's blind to the world while in their grip. Her Watcher, Hanson, is sleeping on her couch and scaring her roommates when he's not shepherding her through the visions and calming her worsening nightmares. Then the earthquakes start, warning of an even bigger disaster--a cataclysm that could level her beloved city and claim countless innocent lives. A disaster her visions say are triggered by Hanson, even though he's sworn to protect her . . . The Watcher: Hanson joined the Watchers to atone for a life of lies, but the only way he can stay close enough to Mari to protect her is to use some of his less-than-honest talents. She is the only witch who can ease the agony of being a Watcher, and the only woman in the world he wants. Then Mari's house is broken into and her roommates slaughtered, and in order to save his witch, Hanson is going to have to become more vicious than the Dark--even though it might mean losing her forever. Bounced around the world as a military brat, Lilith Saintcrow fell in love with writing in second grade and never looked back. She currently resides in Vancouver, Washington, with two children, a menagerie, and books. Find her on the web at

The Whistlebrass Storm Watcher

Author: Briar Lee Mitchell,Jack Keely

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1682612686

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 4031

Torrential storms unearth strange Viking artifacts, drawing a wicked entity to Whistlebrass. Mudslides unleashed by the torrential rains have revealed an archeological oddity—a Viking village on the banks of Lake Wanweird. Young Casey Wilde’s excitement about the discovery soon turns to alarm when his friend appears with a Viking artifact and wild story about an axe-wielding monster. In the blink of an eye, Casey finds himself in the center of an ancient feud—and lives are stake. With the fate of his friends hanging in the balance, Casey must solve a mystery surrounding a Viking king, a colonial ghost, a carnival fortune teller, and a calculating cat named Carlisle. And it looks like another storm is on its way.

Storm Watchers

The Turbulent History of Weather Prediction from Franklin's Kite to El Niño

Author: John D. Cox

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471444862

Category: Science

Page: 252

View: 1237

A lively, inspiring account of the pioneers who sought toaccurately predict the weather Benjamin Franklin . . . James P. Espy . . . Cleveland Abbe . . .Carl-Gustaf Rossby . . . Jule G. Charney . . . just a few of theremarkable individuals who struggled against formidable odds tounderstand the atmosphere and predict the weather. Where they sawpatterns and processes, others saw randomness and tumult-and yetthey strove to make their voices heard, often saving lives in theprocess. Storm Watchers takes you on a fascinating journey through time thatcaptures the evolution of weather forecasting. From the age whenmeteorology was considered one step removed from sorcery to themodern-day wizardry of supercomputers, John Cox introduces you tothe pioneering scientists whose work fulfilled an ancient dream andmade it possible to foretell the future. He tells the little-knownstories of these weathermen, such as Ptolemy's weather predictionsbased on astrology, John Finley's breakthrough research inidentifying tornadoes, and Tor Bergeron's new techniques of weatherforecasting, which contributed to its final worldwideacceptance. Filled with extraordinary tales of bravery and sacrifice, StormWatchers will make you think twice the next time you turn on thelocal news to catch the weather report.

Storm Watcher

Author: Maria V. Snyder

Publisher: Leap Books, LLC

ISBN: 9781616030339

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 228

View: 5041

After his mother's death in a storm, Luke and his family--who themselves are search and rescue volunteers--are set emotionally adrift, but Luke has hopes that a summer spent helping at a dog kennel in exchange for a papillon puppy will help the time pass.

Weather Watcher

Author: John Woodward

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241245311

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 3820

Become a Weather watcher and discover the secrets of the world's climate. Tame terrible tornadoes, build a barometer, and create clouds and storms. Over 30 fun projects help you understand why the weather is different all over the world, and how the things humans do can affect our climate. Plus a handy spotters guide and lists of weather symbols will make sure you always know what the weather will do.

The Stormwatcher

Author: Graham Joyce

Publisher: Nightshade Book


Category: Fiction

Page: 271

View: 606

"Of those writers who stoically refuse to trudge along horror fiction's well-worn path, Joyce, with British Fantasy Awards to his credit for Requiem and The Tooth Fairy, has perhaps had the most success. And now we can add to that list The Stormwatcher... For this remarkable, fine and almost unclassifiable book is a complete breath of fresh air, even considering his past achievements. The story is simply (!) the interaction of a group of somewhat dysfunctional friends during a two-week holiday in a lonely cottage in the Dordogne region of France. The group comprises James and his French wife, Sabine, and their two young daughters - Beth and the confused Jessie -plus James's one-time colleague Matt and his wife, Chrissie ... and, just to make things interesting, the sultry Rachel, another work-chum of James and one with whom he has shared considerably more than the occasional business meeting. As the story progresses we discover that one of the party - an unnamed instructor whose identity is kept hidden until the end of the book - is engaged in secret lessons with the impressionable Jessie, for reasons not immediately clear. Meanwhile, courtesy of a nicely-realized series of tense-changed flashbacks, we learn more of the instructor's background and an almost symbiotic relationship in which both she and her lover speak only lies to each other. All the time, Jessie grows more intense and confused while, around her, other members of the party grow, by turn, increasingly belligerent or subservient, manipulative or malleable, paranoid or confident. And underpinning the sequence of events is an intense feeling of primal sensuality evoked both by the environment and an approaching storm (its progress cleverly interjected into the proceedings by a series of half-page chapters explaining meteorological behaviour) and by the behaviour of the adults as their feelings for each other - and their protectiveness and confusion at the antics of and comments from young Jessie - swirl and eddy." Signed by the author. This is the only US edition.

Into the Storm

Author: Debi Adams


ISBN: 0615517854


Page: 68

View: 2543


Seven Contemporary Plays from the Korean Diaspora in the Americas

Author: Esther Kim Lee

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822352745

Category: Drama

Page: 330

View: 1532

This volume brings together contemporary plays written by artists of Korean descent living in the Americas. The plays address the complex experiences of diaspora, from matters of immigration and cultural assimilation to home and belonging. In her introduction, Esther Kim Lee outlines the critical issues addressed by the playwrights and offers context for understanding the place of drama in representing the Korean diaspora. The book will be ideal for teaching and should also appeal to a general readership interested in drama and Asian American literature.

Yelena und die verlorenen Seelen

Author: Maria V. Snyder

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 386278052X

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 8275

Die bösen Kräfte rotten sich noch einmal zusammen - wird Yelena sie aufhalten können? Wie ein Lauffeuer verbreitet sich die Nachricht, dass Yelena eine Seelenfinderin ist, die Seelen fangen und in die Ewigkeit entlassen kann. Gerade als sie versucht, dieser Gabe Herr zu werden, erhält sie eine verstörende Nachricht: Ferde, der Mörder von elf Mädchen, ist aus dem Gefängnis entkommen und plant gemeinsam mit den Daviians, die Macht in Sitia zu übernehmen. Um das Schlimmste zu verhindern, muss die junge Magierin sich jetzt einer Herausforderung stellen, die sie an die Grenzen ihrer Fähigkeiten bringt. Doch die Hoffnung, am Ende endlich wieder ihren Geliebten in die Arme schließen zu können, verleiht ihr ungeahnte Kräfte.

The Pennsylvania Weather Book

Author: Ben Gelber

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813530567

Category: History

Page: 269

View: 6938

The weather has always been a favorite topic of conversation. Undoubtedly, someone must have said to Noah, "I thought they said it was supposed to let up on Tuesday." Over a century ago, American essayist Charles Dudley Warner wrote in the HartfordCourant, "Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it." And now with the advent of the 24-hour Weather Channel and high-tech radar and satellite imagery, we have more information about the weather at our disposal than ever before. But what about weather in the past? Is the climate changing? Are the summers hotter now than ever before? Were winters colder when our grandparents were children? In The Pennsylvania Weather Book, meteorologist Ben Gelber provides the first comprehensive survey of 250 years of recorded weather in this state. He reports on noteworthy weather happenings by category (snowstorms, rainstorms, cold and heat waves, thunderstorms, and tropical storms) and places them in historical context. Throughout the book, Gelber clearly defines meteorological terms and explains what creates weather events. The book features appendices and tables containing useful references for average temperatures, precipitation, snowfall, and climate data. It also provides a brief history of the weather watchers who contributed to the state's meteorological records since the late eighteenth century. This volume will serve as a valuable resource for weather professionals, amateurs, and local enthusiasts alike.

The Splitting Storm

Author: Rene Gutteridge

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1414329458

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 3579

In this gripping novel with underlying themes of faith and spiritual blindness, FBI agenct Mick Klein embarks on a journey to discover the truth about his brother's murder.


Author: Donald L. Gentile,Bernard L. Gordon

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439637571

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 5562

Originally named Pleasant View, Misquamicut is a lovely stretch of beach located in southern Rhode Island. Court Bliven and his wife named the area for its remarkable views. They built the first cottage, called the Pioneer, in 1894 and the Wigwam Hotel in 1905. The trolley came to the area in 1908, and by 1911, there were three major hotels, a casino, a village square, and 150 cottages. Its Victorian charm attracted visitors from all parts of the country, but the Hurricane of 1938 devastated Misquamicut and destroyed many of its photographs. Misquamicut brings together more than 200 vintage postcards, many very rare, in chronological order dating from 1894 to today.

Guide to the Blue Tongue


Author: Virgil Suarez,Virgil Suárez

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252070501

Category: Poetry

Page: 67

View: 6941

Shimmering with saturated color and heat, Guide to the Blue Tongue is an intoxicating sequence of memory poems about growing up in the tropics, threaded through the myth of Caliban from Shakespeare's The Tempest. Caliban is the monstrous native, in love with what he cannot possess, lost to his own sense of identity. In Virgil Surez's vision, the island of Caliban's imprisonment merges with the island of Cuba, where the carboneros make charcoal and sell it door-to-door by the pound, young boxers crackle with caged energy, dock workers spill like ants out of the bellies of ships, and the rain falls in torrents on corrugated tin roofs. On this island of fire, the Marquis de Sade joins other historical figures to drink absinthe, and J. Edgar Hoover lingers over mojitos and a cigar at the Tropicana Night Club in Old Havana. Hovering behind the hotel shutters or half-concealed behind their masks, the old poets and prophets--Shakespeare, Tiresias, Pablo Neruda - are waiting to speak their passions. landscape of Cuba and distills the hollow, deep-thudded pangs of exile's rootlessness, the immigrant's constant longing to be possessed by a sense of place. Steeped in a seductive, incantatory language of desire, Guide to the Blue Tongue gives entry to a place of blue possibility and daily undoing, where the sting of salt-fresh air is compounded by the ache of displacement and loss.



Author: Graham Joyce

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442475810


Page: 285

View: 8188

So unheimlich kann Schnee sein. So bedrohlich die Stille. So hypnotisierend das Grauen Beim Skifahren in den französischen Pyrenäen wird ein junges Paar von einer Lawine verschüttet. Zwar gelingt es Jake und Zoe sich zu befreien, aber als sie zu ihrem Hotel zurückkehren, finden sie alles verlassen vor. Mobilfunkverbindungen sind zusammengebrochen, jeder Kontakt zur Aussenwelt ist abgeschnitten. Bald beunruhigen seltsame Träume und unerklärliche Phänomene die beiden. Tagelang warten sie vergebens auf Rettung, dann versuchen sie, ins Tal zu gelangen. Doch jeder Versuch führt sie nur wieder in den menschenleeren Ort zurück. Aber ist da wirklich niemand? Jake und Zoe sind sich sicher: Irgendetwas wartet da draussen auf sie ... Graham Joyce wuchs im englischen Keresley nahe Coventry auf. Nach seiner Heirat lebte er ein Jahr in Griechenland, wo er seinen ersten Roman schrieb. Es folgten zahlreiche weitere Romane und Erzählungen, für die Joyce immer wieder ausgezeichnet wurde. So erhielt er unter anderem den renommierten World Fantasy Award. Graham Joyce lebt mit seiner Familie in Leicester und schreibt nicht nur an neuen eigenen Werken, sondern unterrichtet auch Creative Writing an der Nottingham Trent University.

The Weather Watcher

Author: David Conrad

Publisher: Spyglass Books

ISBN: 9780756502478

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 2239

Presents a brief overview of the weather and forecasting methods.

Eyewitness Explorer: Weather Watcher

Author: Dk Publishing

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781465435033

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 4949

From light breezes to heavy storms, Weather Watcher helps young readers understand the different weather conditions that affect our everyday lives. With over 30 activities, kids can study clouds and fog, make a rainbow, create a snowflake, track a storm, and make tornadoes and hurricanes using everyday objects. Eyewitness Explorers encourage hands-on learning with 30 easy activities that help children observe, explore, and learn about the natural world. Each book explains the science behind the activities, laying the essential groundwork for contextualizing the experience to come. But at the heart of the books are the activities themselves -- a chance to learn by doing with experiments that can be carried out right at home. Most can even be completed with materials already on hand, so there's no complicated preparation or specialized equipment needed. Simply choose one of the projects and follow the step-by-step, photographically illustrated instructions.

The Torrent

Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley, January 2011

Author: Amanda Gearing

Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press

ISBN: 0702248134

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 9874

Of all the extraordinary stories to emerge from the catastrophic Queensland floods of January 2011, the most starkly tragic and dramatic were those that came out of Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley. "The Torrent" is a unique and powerful account of the devastating power of nature - and the enduring resilience of the human spirit.

Oregon Breweries

Author: Brian Yaeger

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 081176057X

Category: Travel

Page: 416

View: 6139

This comprehensive guide covers all aspects of beer and brewing in Oregon, one of the leading states in the craft brew revolution, and features 190 breweries and brewpubs.