The Shadow Hour

Author: Melissa Grey

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349002169

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 432

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Everything in Echo's life changed in a blinding flash when she learned the startling truth: she is the firebird, the creature of light that is said to bring peace. The firebird has come into the world, but it has not come alone. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction, and Echo can feel a great and terrible darkness rising in the distance. Cosmic forces threaten to tear the world apart. Echo has already lost her home, her family, and her boyfriend. Now, as the firebird, her path is filled with even greater dangers than the ones she's already overcome. She knows the Dragon Prince will not fall without a fight. Echo must decide: can she wield the power of her true nature - or will it prove too strong for her, and burn what's left of her world to the ground? Welcome to the shadow hour.
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The Shadow Hour

Author: Kate Riordan

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405917458

Category: Fiction

Page: 500

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For fans of Rachel Rhys' The Dangerous Crossing and Victoria Hislops's Cartes Postales from Greece, NOW AT THIS SPECIAL EBOOK PRICE It was in the shadow hours of deepest night that this tapestry of lies fell to rags . . . Harriet Jenner is just twenty-one when she walks through the gates of Fenix House. Reeling from a personal tragedy, she doesn't expect her new life as a governess to be easy. But she certainly does not foresee the spell Fenix House will cast. Almost fifty years later, Harriet's granddaughter Grace follows in her footsteps. For Grace, raised on Harriet's spellbinding stories, Fenix House is a fairy tale; a magical place suspended in time. But the now-faded grandeur of the mansion soon begins to reveal the holes in Harriet's story and Grace finds herself in a place of secrets and shadows. For Fenix House hides truths about her family, and everything that she once knew is about to change. Praise for The Shadow Hour 'I was immediately drawn in by this beautifully written tale. I loved the sense of intrigue and the air of mystery at Fenix House, and was itching for answers as the two narratives unfolded' Dinah Jefferies 'A perfect gothic, big-house mystery that kept me turning the pages' Katherine Webb 'It's wonderful - the dark suspense and evocative descriptions are perfect' Liz Fenwick 'We loved last year's The Girl in the Photograph and this latest atmospheric saga is just as thrilling' Essentials 'Intelligent, poignant, unexpected: highly recommended' Louise Candlish 'Beautifully written and utterly compelling, I loved this' Katie Fforde 'Gorgeously written - Kate's evocative storytelling held me rapt until the very end' Lucy Diamond 'Full of dark intrigue, rich description and haunting secrets, this kept me reading and reading! Beautifully written and compelling until the end. I adored it' Ella Harper
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Constance Dunlap

Crime Thriller

Author: Arthur B. Reeve

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026893662

Category: Fiction

Page: 164

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Constance Dunlap is a young woman whom chance turns amateur criminal after the death of her husband. She constantly finds herself matching wits with a somewhat shady detective Drummond, who is apparently out to get her by hook or crook.
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Determining Individual Tree Shade Length

A Guide for Silviculturists

Author: Kathleen Geier-Hayes,Mark A. Hayes,Douglas D. Basford

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0788143034

Category:

Page: 59

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Shade may be critical through the summer for conifer regeneration survival on warm, dry sites. Shadow lengths vary by latitude, aspect, & slope; southerly aspects have shorter shadows than northerly aspects at the same time. Differently shaped trees also produce different shadow lengths. This guide provides silviculturists with a method for determining tree shadow lengths in a straight line from the tree's base to the shadow tip from southern Utah to northern Idaho for May 10 through Oct. 11 on different slopes, aspects, & for two tree shapes. Charts & tables.
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In the Shadow of the Law

A Novel

Author: Kermit Roosevelt

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429931493

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Morgan Siler is one of Washington, D.C.'s most powerful K Street law firms, its roster of clients stocked with multi-billion-dollar corporations. Through the obsessive efforts of its founder's son, Peter Morgan, his father's old-fashioned business has been transformed into a veritable goliath, embracing bankruptcy and merger divisions that Archibald Morgan had deemed ungentlemanly. As Peter reaches the pinnacle of his career, his firm is embroiled in two difficult cases: a pro bono death-penalty case in Virginia, and a class-action lawsuit brought against Hubble Chemical of Texas after an on-site explosion killed dozens of workers. Assigned to these cases is a group of young associates and seasoned partners struggling to make their way in the firm. Mark Clayton, fresh out of law school, is beginning to loathe his dull workload, and to be frightened by the downgrading of his personal life, when he is assigned to the pro bono case. Assisting him is the mercurial Walker Eliot, a brilliant third-year associate whose passion for the law is as great as his skill at unraveling its intricacies. The aggressive, profane, and wildly successful litigator Harold Fineman is leading the Hubble defense, assisted by first-year Katja Phillips, whose twin devotion to productivity and idealism intrigue him, and Ryan Grady, another first-year, whose quest to pick up girls is starting to interfere with his work. In this complex, ambitious, and gripping first novel, Kermit Roosevelt vividly illustrates the subtle and stark effects of the law on the lives not only of a group of lawyers, but also on communities and private citizens. In the Shadow of the Law is a meditation about the life of the law, the organism that is a law firm, and its impact on those who come within its powerful orbit.
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Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Photoshop CS4 in 24 Hours

Author: Kate Binder

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780768686852

Category: Computers

Page: 552

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Sams Teach Yourself Adobe® Photoshop® CS4 Kate Binder In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, you’ll learn all the fundamental Photoshop CS4 skills you need to get great results—in digital photography, graphic design, painting, or anything else! Using this book’s easy, step-by-step approach, you’ll master Photoshop CS4’s revamped interface and powerful new shortcuts. You can also learn professional techniques for repairing damaged photos, creating great composites, black-and-white images, and web graphics, and a whole lot more! Full-color figures and clear step-by-step instructions visually show you how to use Photoshop. Notes, Tips, and Cautions provide related information, advice, and warnings. Q&A sections, quizzes, and exercises help you build and test your knowledge. Learn how to… Master Photoshop CS4’s new tabbed interface, Application Frame, and Application Bar Personalize your workspace to work more efficiently Repair and retouch black-and-white and color images, no matter what condition they’re in Make “spot fixes” with Photoshop CS4’s improved toning tools Achieve powerful artistry with Photoshop’s filters and effects Master digital painting with Photoshop’s paintbrushes and other tools Get your colors right, in both print and web applications Transform your images using tools ranging from Flip and Warp to Liquify Master professional-level features including layers, channels, and masks Create outstanding typographic special effects Prepare great web images for everything from online photo galleries to cellphones Save time and get better results with Photoshop CS4’s latest enhancements Kate Binder is a design and graphics expert who works from her home in New Hampshire. She has written articles on graphics, publishing, and photography for magazines including Shutterbug, Publish, eDigitalPhoto, PEI, and Desktop Publishers Journal. Kate is also the author of several books, including iMac Portable Genius, Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 in 24 Hours, Easy Mac OS X Leopard, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Mac OS X, and Easy Adobe Photoshop 7. Category: Graphics Covers: Adobe® Photoshop® CS4 User Level: Beginning–Intermediate
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