From the internationally renowned and awarded photographer, this beautiful coffee table book features 70 gardens from some of the most iconic gardens including Martha Stewart´s private estate, Japan´s exquisite public gardens and the beautiful Edwardian idyll of Bryan´s Ground in Herefordshire.
Das Buch „Dreamscapes´´ enthält Fotos der erstklassigen Fotografin Claire Takacs, welche die Schönheit von 70 der spektakulärsten Gärten der Welt festgehalten hat. Die Fotos beinhalten klassische Gärten, wie den idyllischen, edwardianischen Bryan´s Ground in Herefordshire und Kenrokuen, einen der beeindruckendsten öffentlichen Gärten Japans, sowie Gärten mit bahnbrechenden Beregnungsanlagen, wie den Hermannshof in Deutschland. Weitere Bilder zeigen Kult-Gärten, wie den atemberaubenden Dyffryn Fernant in Wales, Cloudehill in Australien, die Privatresidenz von Martha Stewart in den USA, das Zuhause von Vita Sackville-West, der Long Barn in Kent, den naturalistischen Garten Le Jardin Plume in der Normandie und den Hummelo von Piet Oudolf in den Niederlanden.
´´Fierce, blazing, brilliant. The mythic and brutal world of Nicole Kornher-Stace´s Latchkey is so richly realized, you don´t step into it, you fall.´´ —Jacqueline West, New York Times –bestselling author Isabel, once known as Wasp, has become leader of the fearsome upstarts, the teen girl acolytes who are adjusting to a new way of life after the overthrow of the sadistic Catchkeep-priest. They live in an uneasy alliance with the town of Sweetwater—an alliance that will be tested to its limits by the dual threats of ruthless raiders from the Waste and a deadly force from the Before-time that awaits in long-hidden tunnels. Years ago Isabel befriended a nameless ghost, a supersoldier from the Before-time with incredible powers even after death, and their adventure together in the underworld gave her the strength and knowledge to change the brutal existence of the Catchkeep acolytes for the better. To save Sweetwater, Isabel will have to unlock the secrets of the twisted experimental program from centuries gone by that created the supersoldier and killed his friends: the Latchkey Project. Latchkey continues the story begun in Kornher-Stace´s widely acclaimed Archivist Wasp , an Andre Norton Award finalist that was selected by Kirkus Reviews as one of the Best Teen Books of 2015. More Praise for Latchkey ´´Nicole Kornher-Stace´s Latchkey is a little like retracing a war veteran´s scars with a scalpel and asking, ´So. Does this hurt more than the original?´ It does, of course. Hurts good, hurts deep, this almost-familiar world that bleeds right into ours, where the only thing fiercer than ferocity is tenderness—though both talk equally as tough. After reading Latchkey , one starts seeing ruins superimposed over currently thriving structures. Every struggling patch of city lawn becomes a garden of ghost grass; every breezy puff of leftover winter holds the possibility of frostbite and vertigo and seeing the face of a long-lost friend once more. Has there ever been such longing, fueled by such darkness and adrenaline? Has there ever been such satisfaction, and at such a cost?´´ —C. S. E. Cooney, World Fantasy Award-winning author of Bone Swans ´´Building on the deeply-realized Archivist Wasp , in Latchkey we are given a world even more fallen and brutal, for now even the old order of the archivists is broken. Here, when heroes are hurt, they stay hurt; here, the survivors must endure trauma without the words to describe it; here, knowledge itself is both deeply suspect and humanity´s only hope. History itself, embodied by blood-hungry ghosts, by turns cannibalizes the living and provides the only way forward. And yet, for all the loss and bodily pain, Latchkey shows us the power of community and the worth, greater than diamonds, of courage. Cathartic, feminist, explosively imaginative and masterfully told, Kornher-Stace gives us a second-world fantasy that transports our minds while, time and again, it emotionally arrives.´´ —Carlos Hernandez, author of Sal and Gabi Break the Universe ´´What a great read! This surreal dreamscape of a book delves deeper into the unique world of the Andre Norton Award finalist Archivist Wasp .´´ —Beth Cato, author of The Clockwork Dagger and Breath of Earth Cover art by Jacquelin de Leon.
The Jungle Book: Rudyard Kipling
Up from Slavery: An Autobiography: Booker T. Washington
The Second Jungle Book: Rudyard Kipling
Sixteen years it has been since the dazzling Khatrimantine Empire fell to the vast hordes of the Mogaun. Sixteen years since the invaders´ evil deity, the Lord of Twilight, was shattered into five hosts, five lost souls destined to become the Shadowkings. Sixteen long years since the forces of the Earthmother and the Fathertree were defeated, and the Rootpower magic itself was destroyed... But for Suviel, one of the few surviving mages, it was not a final defeat. Nor was it so for Ikarno Mazaret, Lord Commander of the Knights of the Fathertree. They and their companions face a deadly struggle against terrifying odds in their fight for freedom. Byrnak, one of the many warlords who squabble amid the Empire´s ruins, discovers that he is one of the five Shadowkings and thus compelled to bring the Lord of Twilight into fleshly being.Across the battlefields and dreamscapes of the land, he is driven ever closer to this goal. Tauric is the lost heir to the Imperial throne. He must learn courage and the realities of command if he is to survive the battles that lie ahead. These lives and uncountable others will be changed forever when the Empire´s last valiant defenders take arms against ancient sorceries and new terrors. Shadowkings introduces a world both dark and fascinating from a writer who is a major voice in the future of fantasy fiction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Philip Rose. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016263/bk_adbl_016263_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The dreamscape is a place of magic and mystery and meaning. In that nocturnal realm, ideas, images, sensations and emotions drift on the currents of the unconscious mind. Morpheus the Dream Falcon is most at home in that domain. By night, the one-of-a-kind winged immortal soars on those winds, observing and sometimes even entering the slumbering thoughts of another. By day, he is a highly sought after mercenary feared by his immortal kin both for his unmatched ferocity and his wicked obsidian talons. None of his prey escapes him. Cecilia Ramirez y Aguilera is the one he truly wants. But the striking oracle of the Court of the Light Immortals is closed to the handsome outlaw, even in her dreams. Broken by unimaginable losses, the seer is but a slave, subject to the whims of a master who is mad and without mercy. Drawn together by fate, their impossible passion ignites. But will that be enough to overcome the dangerous secrets each keeps from the other? Or will mistrust and the desire for revenge threaten to unravel the powerful magic that binds them? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kai Kennicott, Wen Ross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/068617/bk_acx0_068617_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A mighty Amazon of the sea who has lost her way. A Blue Sight fleeing for her life, focused on a single, deadly mission. The face of Aggar has become nearly unrecognizable. The people have traded their free will for peace, bowing down to the Choir, a mysterious, faceless force in the dreamscape. The Choir´s songs sweep across the land, controlling the minds of the people. Controlling everyone but the Amazons - who have taken to the ocean, protected from the songs by the winds over the sea. Gender, race, religion, and conflict have become things of the past, but there is a darkness under the utopian veneer. Aggar beckons for new heroes. A secret as old as Aggar herself must be uncovered. Nix the Amazon captain. Reve the agent of chaos. They are the last of Aggar´s chosen guardians. The only two with the will to challenge the Choir´s rule and risk sacrificing Aggar´s peace to regain their freedom. Together they will discover Aggar´s dark origins and change their world forever...and their adventures will conclude the Amazon cycle that began with Shadow of Aggar and continued with Fires of Aggar and Sands of Aggar. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack R. R. Evans. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049815/bk_acx0_049815_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Six races. Four realms. One human girl who can bring them together in peace or war. Lilae has been hunted since the night of her birth, for she is heir to a god´s throne. But everything that her surrogate family has done to protect her may have been for nothing. After Lilae is stripped of her powers and enslaved by the emperor of the Mithrani, she finds herself desperate to survive in a strange new world. On the other side of the world, Liam leads his army across the realm to protect the Tryans and the fairies from those who would do them harm. But when their odds of survival become next to impossible, he must set out on a journey to find a dragon, a child, and the blessing of a fallen god to aid him in the inevitable realm war. The path forward for both Liam and Lilae seems clear, until their dreamscapes collide. But while they draw strength from their connection, Lilae may be falling for the emperor, who should be her greatest enemy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joel Froomkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/057803/bk_acx0_057803_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.