Five-year-old Joaquin isn't supposed to know anything about the world outside the protected environment where he has been reared. His mother is determined to insulate him from the clashes that took his father's life. But then his father's adoptive parent [note: ADOPTIVE parent, not an ADOPTED parent], Abdullah, enters his life. Later, Joaquin learns that his brilliant geography and history tutor, Senor De Guzman, is a converso; many conversos were Jews who were forcibly converted to Christianity. Joaquin discovers that the world he lives in is unsafe for anyone who is different. As time passes, Joaquin finds himself caught between faiths-the very fate that his mother feared, because the Inquisition does not tolerate dissension. Set in Spain starting at 1505 and continues as Joaquin matures, STOLEN FAITH is the sequel to STOLEN PEACE."
Examines several unsolved mysteries of the racing world-- murder...suicide...arson...
fraud....Definitely some of horse racing's strangest, most fascinating tales.
Al-Qur’aan, the main source of the Islamic faith, is a book believed by Muslims, to be of completely Divine origin. Muslims also believe that it contains guidance for all mankind. Since the message of the Qur’aan is believed to be for all times, it should be relevant to every age. Does the Qur’aan pass this test? In this booklet, I intend to give an objective analysis of the Muslim belief regarding the Divine origin of the Qur’aan, in the light of established scientific discoveries.
L'intreccio del racconto, la trama avvincente, i colpi di scena che si susseguono, la suspense che avvince il lettore fino all'ultima pagina: sono questi gli ingredienti di un buon giallo, e ben pochi scrittori hanno saputo padroneggiarli con la stessa abilità e sapienza di Edgar Wallace. Questo volume raccoglie la produzione migliore del grande autore inglese: dieci casi appassionanti, dieci crimini intricati, dieci matasse da sbrogliare in cui Wallace, con inventiva sempre nuova, costruisce altrettante situazioni criminose diversissime. Una sfida sempre nuova per il lettore, che potrà affinare e misurare il proprio acume investigativo, potrà nutrire e saziare il proprio desiderio del brivido nelle pagine dello scrittore che più di ogni altro ha fatto del poliziesco un genere ormai classico. Contiene: L’enigma della candela ritorta (The Clue of the Twisted Candle) La valle degli spiriti (The Valley of Ghost) Il cerchio scarlatto (The Crimson Circle) L’enigma dello spillo (The Clue of the New Pin) Il mistero delle tre querce (The Three Oak Mistery) La porta delle sette chiavi (The Door with Seven Lock) Lo smeraldo maledetto (The Square Emerald) La porta del traditore (The Traitor’s Gate) L’orma gigante (Big Foot) Il laccio rosso (The Frightened Lady)
Welcome to the town of Redemption, Wyoming. It is the job of the Chamber of Commerce to introduce their town to all newcomers. They brag about their schools and their recreational facilities, their employment opportunities and lack of crime. What they don’t always do is speak of the dark and unusual past that brought them into existence. Vampires have been around since the time of creation. Some say they are Children of Lilith, while others insist they are Spawns of Satan.
It is a curse to some and a salvation for others. But as in all things, nothing is entirely black or white. Instead, life is a myriad of colors and conflicting truths. Since the time of the great Conclave, all vampires, and creatures of the night, must adhere to the strict rule of law. If they refuse, they are hunted down and destroyed. Are all Vampires evil, blood-sucking monsters? Hardly. Can they be redeemed? Hopefully. Farrah, Alina, and Renate are looking for a home, a place in which to settle down and hide from the Hunters. It is not easy for them and they must rely on their friends if they are to find such a place. Vampires are strong and possess wondrous powers…but they are also one of the most vulnerable of creatures. Constantly being sought by those who wish to destroy them, the girls continue to search for their Redemption.
This is an alternate-cover edition for ASIN B00G1IL2PM. Ninkasi Mara didn’t plan to celebrate her university graduation entangled in a bungled kidnapping meant for her father, a corrupt senator in the pocket of Techthonic Innovations. Locked alone in the gilded tower of Chateau Bernadette, Ninkasi fears its opulent pleasures will erode her will until she collapses into the comforting arms of the mysterious masked man who frequents her chamber with vintage wines and sumptuous dinners. For more than twenty years, Orion has plotted the perfect revenge. Manipulating the hand of an insurrectionist faction, he intends to settle a shadowy score with Techthonic Innovations, a biotech giant with a history of dubious experiments. When the faction’s amateurs fail to return with the senator, they further complicate Orion’s task by returning instead with a woman who is a painful reminder of a love lost long ago. Torn between risking the secrecy of the faction and a maelstrom of emotion, Orion secretly visits her chamber in disguise. When Orion disappears, Ninkasi is dragged into the search and rescue mission. To find him, she must learn the truth of his secrets about his hatred for the company and the physical anomalies he tries to hide. The answers await discovery in a terrifying alternate world beneath her feet in which human sacrifice is the least of her worries. There is a reason Orion went alone...