The Seventh Sigil (The Dragon Brigade, Book 3) by Margaret Weis, Robert Krammes

By Margaret Weis, Robert Krammes

Margaret Weis and co-author Robert Krammes convey the enchanting Dragon Brigade trilogy to an exciting end within the Seven Sigil, a sweeping novel of globally conflict and private redemption.

Five hundred years in the past, a extended family of rebels used to be banished to the ground of the enchanted international of Aeronne; ever in view that, those backside Dwellers have sought revenge, and now they're waging all-out battle at the remainder of humanity. Their lethal “contramagic” beams break structures and assault naval airships, and their demonic drumming brings poor storms and disrupts the magic of the folk and dragons Above. The assault in their complete contramagic energy will create a paranormal armageddon.

In an attempt to avoid additional loss of life, Captain Stephano de Guichen leads the Dragon Brigade, taking the struggle to the ground. yet energy of fingers on my own aren't adequate to beat their foe.

As the ground Dwellers’ blood magic eats away on the global, these Above observe their merely attainable security lies within the heretical secrets and techniques of contramagic. unswerving monks needs to come to a decision no matter if to guard the Church, or possibility its destruction in pursuit of the truth.

Only the Dragon Brigade can hinder an unending darkish age. Their epic conflict will try the mettle of these thrown into the breach, and ascertain the destiny of this magical international.

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The Prospect of My Arrival by Dwight Okita

By Dwight Okita

A human embryo is authorized to preview the area ahead of figuring out even if to be born.  His identify is Prospect. to aid him make up his brain, he'll meet quite a number humans together with a greeting card author, a sociopath, and Prospect's inscrutable mom, between others. Trish Mesmer is the scientist charged with counseling Prospect, although she has extra hidden agendas then a centipede has legs. even as, Trevor Grueling grows more and more devoted to derailing the bio-experiment all jointly.

This speculative story is served up with equivalent helpings of caprice, dread, and wish.  The ebook is literary fiction at middle, with a a bit sci-fi premise, so the ebook won't attract hardcore sci-fi readers. those that delight in the trippy, sleek international on exhibit within the motion picture "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" or "Being There" could locate themselves at domestic.

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Crime and Punishment in Ancient Rome by Richard A. Bauman

By Richard A. Bauman

Punishment used to be an quintessential component of the Roman justice approach and as arguable because it is this day. Bauman examines the mechanics of the administering of punishment and the philosophical ideals from which attitudes to penalty have been born. The emphasis is put on crimes opposed to the general public in the course of the Republic and Principate with much less dialogue of both civil instances or matters. distinct reference is made to alterations in attitudes about the loss of life penalty.

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Caligula (Rufus, Book 1) by Douglas Jackson

By Douglas Jackson

A massive new ancient epic within the culture of Conn Iggulden combines impeccable examine and old detailing with the facility and speed of an exceptional thriller

As a tender slave, Rufus grows up faraway from the corruption of Caligula's imperial court docket the place extra, large development initiatives, the biggest gladiatorial battles Rome used to be ever to see—men and animals killed within the hundreds—conspiracies, assassination makes an attempt, and sexual scandal have been the norm. but if Rufus' transforming into recognition as an animal coach and his friendship with Cupido, one among Rome's maximum gladiators, allure the harsh gaze of the Emperor, Rufus is acquired from his grasp and brought to the imperial palace because the keeper of the imperial elephant. Rufus quickly sees that existence this is dictated by way of Caligula’s ever transferring moods—he is as beneficiant as he's merciless and he's a megalomaniac who proclaims himself a dwelling god who concurrently lives in consistent worry of the plots opposed to his lifestyles. yet Caligula's paranoia isn't lost, and Rufus and Cupido locate themselves unwittingly positioned on the heart of a conspiracy to assassinate the Emperor.

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City of the Soul: A Walk in Rome (Crown Journeys) by William Murray

By William Murray

“One lifetime isn't really adequate for Rome,” the recognized asserting is going, and someone who’s ever been there understands those phrases to be precise. In City of the Soul, William Murray starts off to teach us why.

Growing up in Rome and spending a lot of his lifestyles within the urban, William Murray is knowledgeable consultant as he's taking us on an intimate jogging travel of a few of Rome’s such a lot wonderful achievements, illuminating the heritage and the mythology that outline town. Murray leads us during the centro, the city’s historical downtown middle. He writes in regards to the Villa Borghese, the Piazza di Spagna, and the Trevi Fountain and describes such singular points of interest because the Capuchin Church of Santa Maria della Concezione, whose macabre crypt has inspired viewers from Mark Twain to the Marquis de Sade.

As he walks, he finds tales that just a longtime resident could comprehend, shooting the points of interest, sounds, and flavors that make Rome a mix of the deep prior and the ever-sensual current.

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Corrosion of Steel in Concrete Structures (Woodhead by Amir Poursaee

By Amir Poursaee

Corrosion of reinforcing metal is now well-known because the significant reason for degradation of concrete constructions in lots of elements of the realm. regardless of this, infrastructure expenditure is being unreasonably lowered by means of sequestration and the fantastic shrinking discretionary price range. All parts of our infrastructure together with highways, airports, water offer, waste remedy, strength offer, and tool new release require major funding and are subjected to degradation by means of corrosion, which considerably reduces the provider lifestyles, reliability, performance of constructions and kit, and safeguard. Corrosion of metal in Concrete Structures presents a finished assessment of the topic, as well as fresh advances in examine and technological advancements, from reinforcing fabrics to dimension strategies and modelling.

This e-book comprises not just all of the vital features within the box of corrosion of metal bolstered concrete but in addition discusses new issues and destiny tendencies. half one of many publication tackles theoretical thoughts of corrosion of metal in concrete buildings. the second one half strikes directly to examine the diversity of reinforcing fabrics and urban, together with chrome steel and galvanized metal. half 3 covers measurements and reviews, resembling electrochemical suggestions and acoustic emission. half 4 experiences safety and upkeep tools, while the ultimate part analyses modelling, most up-to-date advancements and destiny developments within the box.

The publication is key examining for researchers, practitioners and engineers who're occupied with fabrics characterisation and corrosion of metal in concrete buildings.

  • Provides accomplished insurance on a large diversity of issues with regards to the corrosion of metal bars in concrete
  • Discusses the newest measuring equipment and complicated modeling techniques
  • Reviews the variety of reinforcing fabrics and kinds of concrete

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Locus Magazine (February 2014)

The February 2014 factor of the easiest serious journal within the SFF scene.
This is the person who includes the Locus Recommende interpreting lists and the on reflection ultimately 12 months essays by means of the most reviewers.
This one additionally has an extended interview with Terry Pratchett.

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Sea of Silver Light (Otherland, Book 4) by Tad Williams

By Tad Williams

A bunch of adventurers trying to find a healing for comatose kids locate themselves trapped in a series of digital worlds, the single rivals of a conspiracy of the wealthy to stay eternally in a dream. Now, they're pressured to make an uneasy alliance with their simply surviving former enemy opposed to his treacherous sidekick Johnny Wulgaru, a serial killer with an opportunity to play God forever.
Few technology fiction sagas have completed the extent of severe acclaim-and best-selling popularity-as Tad Williams's Otherland novels. a super mix of technological know-how fiction, myth, and technothriller, it's a wealthy, multilayered epic of destiny percentages.

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