Slumbering

Slumbering


Author : C. S. Johnson
Publisher : Lulu.com
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ISBN : 136566998X
Pages : 330 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (365 users)

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Sixteen-year-old Hamilton Dinger leads a charmed life. He's got the grades for the top of the class, the abilities of a star athlete and Tetris player, and the charisma to get away with anything. Everything seems to be going along perfectly as he enters into tenth grade at Apollo Central High School. Everything, that is, until a meteor crashes into the city, releasing the Seven Deadly Sinisters and their leader, Orpheus, from their celestial prison, and awakening Hamilton's longtime dormant supernatural abilities. Suddenly Hamilton finds himself reluctantly allied with his self-declared mentor, Elysian, a changeling dragon, and Starry Knight, a beautiful but dangerous warrior, as they seek to protect the souls of Apollo City from the Sinisters and their evil intentions. Can Hamilton give up his self-proclaimed entitlement to happiness in order to follow the call of a duty he doesn't want? More importantly, will he willingly sacrifice all he has to find out the truth?


The Starlight Chronicles: An Epic Fantasy Adventure Series: Collector Set #1, Books 1-4

The Starlight Chronicles: An Epic Fantasy Adventure Series: Collector Set #1, Books 1-4


Author : C. S. Johnson
Publisher : C. S. Johnson
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ISBN : 1948464489
Pages : 1251 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (948 users)

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IT'S HERE AT LAST - THE STARLIGHT CHRONICLES, COLLECTOR'S BOXED SET, BOOKS 1-4, with SHORT STORY EPISODES IN BETWEEN EACH BOOK! Box Set includes: BOOK 1, SLUMBERING A CHRISTMAS EPISODE, AWAKENING BOOK 2, CALLING A STARRY KNIGHT EPISODE, FALLING BOOK 3, SUBMERGING A WEDDING EPISODE, SEEING BOOK 4, REMEMBERING A DATE NIGHT EPISODE, BELONGING Hamilton Dinger has a nearly perfect life as he enters into tenth grade at Apollo Central High School. He has the grades for the top of the class, the good looks, and the charm to get away with just about anything. There is no need for him to believe in anything other than himself, and the idea of good and evil is laughable. But all that changes when a meteorite strikes his town, and the Seven Deadly Sinisters, and their leader, Orpheus, are released. They prey on the city residents, collecting their souls for energy and nefarious purposes. As this is happening, Hamilton's longtime dormant supernatural powers are awakened, and he discovers he is a fallen Star. And not only that, he has been called to seal away the Sinisters once more - all to Hamilton's dismay. As the supernatural calling interrupts his perfect life - with his friends at school, his fame on the football team, and his prestigious job at the mayor's office - Hamilton finds a mix of relief and further aggravation in Elysian, a changeling dragon who declares himself to be Hamilton's "mentor," and Starry Knight, Hamilton's infuriating, secretive, and powerful co-defender, another fallen Star who has the power to seal away the Sinisters and their soul-sucking minions. Can Hamilton and his team find a way to work together to save Apollo City? Can Hamilton overcome his own selfish desires to find the will to fight? Find out in the first part of this epic fantasy adventure series about superheroes, fallen Stars, and high school from C. S. Johnson!


Searching

Searching


Author : C. S. Johnson
Publisher : Lulu.com
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ISBN : 1387490516
Pages : 302 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (387 users)

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There is no surrendering your will without giving up your heart. Long before she took up the title of Starry Knight, Raiya Cole knew she was different. Ever since she survived the car crash that killed her parents, the truth about her supernatural powers--and her destiny as a fallen Star--shaped her life, preparing her for a battle she knew would come one day. With the help of Grandpa Odd, her beloved mentor, Raiya works to maintain control over her power and train as a Starlight Warrior. But the battle she prepared for is not the first one she must face. As her seventh grade year begins, Raiya's resolve is put to the test when her power unexpectedly--and exponentially--grows, threatening the fragile life she has managed to build over the last six years. Can Raiya embrace a duty that demands not only her life, but her heart as well? Can she survive paying the price that comes with her power?


The Order of the Crystal Daggers: A Historical Spy Romance

The Order of the Crystal Daggers: A Historical Spy Romance


Author : C. S. Johnson
Publisher : C. S. Johnson
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ISBN : 1948464721
Pages : 885 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (948 users)

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THE ORDER OF THE CRYSTAL DAGGERS: A HISTORICAL SPY ROMANCE SERIES Includes: Kingdom of Ash and Soot, Book 1 Prince of Secrets and Shadows, Book 2 Night of Blood and Beauty, A Companion Novella Heart of Hope and Fear, Book 3 City of Light and Sun, A Companion Novella Everyone has secrets. Everyone lies. Everyone has regrets. PRAGUE, 1870. For the last ten years, nineteen-year-old Eleanora Svobodová has worked as a servant in her stepmother's household. Along with her older brother, she dreams of the day they will be free to live life on their own terms. But everything changes when their estranged grandmother comes to Prague on behalf of Queen Victoria. Throughout Bohemia, a string of murders and secret whispers hint at a larger coup. As the leader of the Order of the Crystal Daggers, an ancient order of spies and soldiers that protect kingdoms and their rulers, Lady Penelope is determined to discover the perpetrators. And to do this, she eagerly pulls Eleanora into her plans. As she undergoes training in the life of a spy, Eleanora soon finds herself caught up in several adventures; she falls in love with a secretive rogue, finds the hidden heir to the throne of Bohemia, and traverses into the dark, magical worlds hidden throughout the city of Prague. But soon, her family's past secrets, intertwined with the history of the Order, lead to increasing division among her allies. Will Eleanora and the Order come together to stop war from coming to all of Europe, or will their quarrels destroy them – and others? Full of fun, history, secrets, betrayals, and family dysfunction, The Order of the Crystal Daggers is a historical spy romance series from award-winning author C. S. Johnson.


Dragon Tears (The Alliance of the Dragon Sword, #0)

Dragon Tears (The Alliance of the Dragon Sword, #0)


Author : C. S. Johnson
Publisher : C. S. Johnson
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ISBN : 1948464659
Pages : 200 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (948 users)

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Even a Ghost can dream … As a Ghost Child and Handmaiden to Ceru, the Great Sea Serpent and Guardian of the Laenite Tribe, all seventeen-year-old Thessa wants is a family of her own. When Ceru tells her she will marry an outsider and bear a child of prophecy, Thessa is more than excited—especially when the boy she loves, Garrison Rico, the son of the Arian Kingdom’s ambassador, agrees to marry her. But at their wedding ceremony, Garrison unexpectedly withdraws his offer and takes his leave from Laena, and Thessa is left alone, humiliated and rejected by her community. Unable to reconcile Garrison’s departure, Thessa questions her fidelity to Ceru for the first time—and sets out to defy him in revenge. Dragon Tears is a companion novella to The Alliance of the Dragon Sword, a Christian fantasy series from award-winning, genre-hopping author C. S. Johnson.


Omelas Revisited

Omelas Revisited


Author : C. S. Johnson
Publisher : C. S. Johnson
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ISBN : 1948464675
Pages : 110 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (948 users)

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A Dystopian Fantasy Novella from award-winning, genre-hopping author C. S. Johnson. Could you live a perfect life, knowing someone else took on all your pain and despair? Skyla has always lived a perfect, happy life – just like everyone in her Community. Even if there are brief moments where she is certain she has experienced pain and regret, those moments are brief and quickly forgotten. But when Aiden, Skyla's next-door neighbor, reveals the truth of the Community and their perfect lives, Skyla is faced with an unexpected choice regarding her future. Will her actions lead her Community to a better life? Or will she doom them all? Join Skyla and Aiden in this thought-provoking novella inspired by Ursula K. LeGuin's "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas."


Heart of Hope and Fear (Book Three of The Order of the Crystal Daggers)

Heart of Hope and Fear (Book Three of The Order of the Crystal Daggers)


Author : C. S. Johnson
Publisher : C. S. Johnson
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ISBN : 1948464578
Pages : 455 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (948 users)

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“What about the Order?” I hesitated to ask, knowing Amir had painful memories of his own. “I wanted to be free before. Lady Penelope pointed out that this is the opposite of what I wanted. I can’t help but feel she is right.” “Wanting to be free is not a sin in itself,” Amir told me softly. “Only when that is everything and held to the highest priority is it so. We are loyal to the truth, Eleanora, but the truth is complicated, and freedom can be painful.” Prague, 1871 Despite the many demands that come with being a member of the Order of the Crystal Daggers, Eleanora Svobodová has plenty of reasons to celebrate. With Lumiere’s capture and Lady Penelope’s reluctant acceptance of Ferdy, not even Ben’s painful ire can completely diminish her joy. But just as the future begins to look bright, the past catches up to Eleanora and the other members of the Order. For as they investigate Karl’s disappearance, Eleanora learns the shocking secret about her mother’s final mission—and Lady Penelope’s treachery—while the Emperor risks his life and heads to Bohemia for a special tripartite council. Can Eleanora and the Order find a way to save the kingdom? And even if they do, will they be able to survive a new betrayal from among their ranks? Full of surprising twists and turns, Heart of Hope and Fear is the final book in The Order of the Crystal Daggers, a historical romance spy trilogy from C. S. Johnson.


The Moonlight Pegasus

The Moonlight Pegasus


Author : C. S. Johnson
Publisher : C. S. Johnson
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Pages : 655 pages
Rating Book: 4./5 ( users)

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Sapphira is a desert world with little plant life, where the people live in the shadows of gray sunlight, sickened by the Dark Plague. To cure the people, the Guardian of Dreams sends the Spirit of Truth to bring the light back into his darkened world. In the form of Pegasus, he enters the world through the pure, innocent dreams of Selene, the reluctant princess and heir-apparent to the throne. Now, with her brother Dorian as king, another rebellion is stirring. All eyes are turning to Selene to bring peace through an arranged marriage. However, Selene only has eyes for her true love—her protector, Etoileon. As the rebellion unleashes its fury upon the kingdom of Sapphira and the supernatural forces collide, Selene is caught in the middle of all conflicts—the battle for her world, the battle for her love, and the battle for her very soul.


Awakening

Awakening


Author : C. S. Johnson
Publisher : C. S. Johnson
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Pages : 25 pages
Rating Book: 4./5 ( users)

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Christmas is a time for miracles, but miracles have always bothered Hamilton Dinger. This Christmas Eve, he has only two reasons to be cheerful: Rachel’s Café is open late, and he has a special present for Gwen Kessler. So even if he has to sit through a session of Grandpa Odd's ramblings, he knows he'll have some holiday mocha and a chance at finally telling Gwen how he feels about her. His fledgling hope is lost the moment when a new demon monster begins attacking the Star of Hope. Now, not only does Hamilton have to transform into his city superhero self to fight it, he has to deal with Starry Knight, too. Can Hamilton find a new reason for hope this holiday, or is it too much to ask for one more Christmas miracle? Find out in this short story set between the Book 1 and Book 2 of the Starlight Chronicles.


Calling (Book 2 of the Starlight Chronicles)

Calling (Book 2 of the Starlight Chronicles)


Author : C. S. Johnson
Publisher : C. S. Johnson
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ISBN : 1948464918
Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (948 users)

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A calling he never wanted. A co-defender he can't ignore. A choice that changes everything. As if Hamilton Dinger needs any more frustration at the moment. Not only has he accepted his duty as a starlight warrior, he's got swim meets to prepare for, his little brother to babysit, and an annoying new girl in his class. Plus he's got his 'mentor' dragon, Elysian, on his back every chance he gets, and his 'co-defender,' Starry Knight, urging him to quit the superhero business after every battle. As the Seven Deadly Sinisters and their leader, Orpheus, search for new ways to gather power, Ham finds both betrayal and friendship in unexpected places. Desperately searching for a way he can get stronger, he finds his own inner struggles costing him the most as he attempts to keep the rest of the city safe. Will Hamilton realize his potential in the power of trust? Will he be able make peace with Starry Knight, or will their quarrels be the downfall of them both? FROM THE BOOK: I found every layer of myself chiseled away, the blackened cynicism of my heart breaking open and oozing the kind of fear which only stems from the deepest sort of longing. "Don't leave me." And then I kissed her. FROM THE AUTHOR: Continue reading through the epic fantasy series from young adult author C. S. Johnson, as fallen Stars/superheroes Wingdinger, Starry Knight, along with their dragon Elysian, fight evil as much as they fight with each other. Perfect for young teenagers or disaffected college students, or adults who enjoy some satire mixed in with some sweetness! WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING: Johnson really manages to make the main character's growth very believable. Even starting from where he left of in the previous book it is clear that Hamilton Dinger - just like all the rest of us real human beings - still has a long way to go. ~ Jake Yaniak, author of Morality is the Problem 4 STARS! ~ Reader's Favorite By far one of my most favorite young adult book & audio book series!!! ~ Teresa, Mom to a teen and Goodreads Reviewer


Outpouring (Book 6 of the Starlight Chronicles)

Outpouring (Book 6 of the Starlight Chronicles)


Author : C. S. Johnson
Publisher : C. S. Johnson
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ISBN : 194846408X
Pages : 332 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (948 users)

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A shaky resolution. A sacrifice that overwhelms. A battle beyond realms. The end is approaching for Hamilton Dinger and his friends. As the forces of darkness in Apollo City gain power, Hamilton finds himself on trial as the media, the law, and even his friends seem to have turned on him. The souls of the city—and the world—are on the line as the long-fought war against Alküzor, Draco, and the Seven Deadly Sinisters comes to a crux with SWORD, Wingdinger, and the forces of Adonaias. With Elysian and Starry Knight by his side, Hamilton must face the harder truths and complicated answers found only in the challenges of life and the surprising power of love. But can his heart survive such an outpouring? FROM THE BOOK: She'll die if she keeps fighting. I had to do something. With my free hand, I reached over and drew her close to me. I kissed her, fervently hoping that it wouldn't be our last, even as I feared it would be. FROM THE AUTHOR: Read through this part of the Starlight Chronicles, an epic fantasy adventure series for young adults, and remember that Book 7, Everlasting, is coming up next! Perfect for young teenagers or disaffected college students, or adults who enjoy some satire mixed in with some star-crossed lovers and high school drama! WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING: ... Can’t wait to see what’s next!! ~ Gay, Goodreads Reviewer This book tugged at all emotions. I am not ashamed to admit that I cried! This is the best book of the series yet! ~ Krissy, Goodreads Reviewer


The Breadth of Creation

The Breadth of Creation


Author : C. S. Johnson
Publisher : C. S. Johnson
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ISBN : 0999672851
Pages : 374 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (999 users)

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When war is coming, does true love still matter? Every step over the rocky dirt and stilted grass brought him closer to her seemed too surreal. After the weeks of missing her, it seemed more like a lifetime had passed, yet nothing had changed. The wave of pleasure, the surge of protectiveness - all of it rushed out of him, as he finally took hold of her again. Life in the United Revolutionary States has never been easy for Aerie St. Cloud. Recovering from recent injuries and unable to recall the last few weeks of her life, she feels haunted by a growing absence in her memory. Stepping out in search of the truth, she is determined to get the answers she seeks—even if they only bring her more pain. After losing Aerie, Exton Shepherd once more faces the temptation to take his revenge against the URS, and General St. Cloud in particular. With the help of his family, community, and Aerie's long-lost mother, Merra, he leads them into battle to reclaim the Ecclesia's outpost of Chaya in hopes of finding inner peace. Surrounded by secrets and deception, and plagued by their own shortcomings, can Aerie and Exton find their way back to each other without sending the world into further chaos? Take your reading all over the world as Exton and Aerie return in The Breadth of Creation, book in the Divine Space Pirates trilogy, a futuristic romance series. Look for Book 3, The Price of Paradise, as the rest of the world prepares for the coming end!


Path of the Swan: The Maitreya Chronicles Part 1

Path of the Swan: The Maitreya Chronicles Part 1


Author : Charu Singh
Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 9350097079
Pages : 456 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (35 users)

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A moment of intense silence followed and then the Rigden spoke up, his voice even: ÔYou have all been called today before the sacred court and from now, in every breath, in every heartbeat, in the shadow of every moment, in the intensity of the thoughtless state, in life, and in not-life, in physical or subtle form, we declare you our emissaries, our sacred envoys to the world of men. Shambala has a task for youÉÕ Lama Ozer and hisÊnovitiate Tashi leave the hidden monastery where they have lived all their livesÊin answer to a call from the legendary kingdom of Shambala received by the lama while deep in trance. Battling the freezing cold and snow of high, mist-laden mountain passes and the many evil forces that thwart their progress, they trek through Sikkim and Tibet to arrive at the Silver Fortress. Here they meet a host of divine and dark celestial beings, including the golden dakini, Yeshe Nam Lha, daughter of the Goddess Tara; Prince A-KarO, heir to the Lha Empire; and Prince Narasimha, heir to the Rigdens and the Shambala legacy. Both the princes are YesheÕs guardians and suitors, and she must travel with them to Earth where it is decreed that her child, Maitreya, the saviour, will be born. But before that happens they have the Asur forces to combat, and the dark prince Arden, who holds Yeshe captive, enthralled by his brooding menace, bewitched by his spell. Drawing richly from the vast pantheon of otherworldly beings that populate the myths of the Mahayana school of Buddhism, Path of the Swan, the first part of the surreally beautiful Tibetan-Buddhist fantasy series The Maitreya Chronicles, is a mesmerizingÊsaga of the battle between celestials and dark forces, and the descent of the celestials to Earth.


The Mythical Hero's Otherworld Chronicles: Volume 1

The Mythical Hero's Otherworld Chronicles: Volume 1


Author : Tatematsuri
Publisher : J-Novel Club
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ISBN : 1718303300
Pages : 223 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (718 users)

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Unexpectedly summoned to the world of Aletia from modern-day Japan, Hiro Oguro soon discovers this isn’t his first visit. As the legendary Hero King Mars, he once ruled battlefields, conquered nations, and founded the continent-spanning Grantzian Empire before giving up all memories of his hard-won glory to return home to his old life. Now he’s back, a thousand years after he left, and his legacy is in peril. The Grantzian Empire creaks under a warmonger’s rule while ambitious royals squabble for power and foreign nations sharpen their swords. After a chance encounter with Princess Elizabeth von Grantz draws him into a cutthroat struggle for imperial succession, Hiro must don the mantle of the War God once more. Can he live up to his own legend now that Aletia needs him again?


Twinborn Chronicles: Awakening Collection

Twinborn Chronicles: Awakening Collection


Author : J.S. Morin
Publisher : Magical Scrivener Press
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ISBN : 193923316X
Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (939 users)

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Caught in plots between two worlds, his only hope is to awaken the link between them. Kyrus had lived a quiet life as a scribe until his dreams begin seeping into his waking life. Fanciful tales of magic and battle turn out to be real. In his sleep, he witnesses the adventures of his twin. Kyrus is swept up in the intrigues of those who already know of this connection between worlds. As his knowledge of the two worlds grows, so does his entanglement in the intrigues between them. Kyrus discovers friends, lovers, and adversaries among the twinborn. His knowledge of magic grows until he becomes a valuable pawn for masterminds of plots that threaten empires. Kyrus must learn a deadly game against opponents who already know the rules. He must join forces with his twin to combat threats in both worlds. One misstep or misplaced trust and Kyrus could find himself dying… twice. Twinborn Chronicles: Awakening is a three-book collection chronicling the adventures of heroes who alter two worlds. For fans of epic fantasy who aren’t looking to start another unfinished series, the Twinborn Chronicles provides multiple new worlds to explore and all the closure you’ve long been denied.


The perpetual curate, by the author of 'Salem chapel'. (Chronicles of Carlingford).

The perpetual curate, by the author of 'Salem chapel'. (Chronicles of Carlingford).


Author : Margaret Oliphant Oliphant
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Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.D/5 ( users)

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New York Magazine

New York Magazine


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Pages : 156 pages
Rating Book: 4./5 ( users)

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.