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Champions of the Gods
Author: Michael James Ploof
Publisher: Traveling Bard Publishing
ISBN:
Pages: 327
Year: 2016-03-08
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From USA TODAY Bestselling Author Michael James Ploof comes the 6th installment of the Epic Fantasy Saga Whill of Agora. Whill has returned from the north crippled and defeated. His kingdom is quickly slipping out of his hands. Never one to be deterred, Whill begins plans to take the north once and for all and stop the necromancer’s reign of terror. Roakore and his dwarves have struck a blow to the green dragon Reshikk. His son has awakened from his coma with a message from the gods, one that will usher in a new age. Dirk and Krentz remain in Volnoss alongside the ancient Gretzen. She alone holds the key to their salvation. Left to rule in her brother’s stead, Avriel struggles to juggle the responsibilities of her station, all the while harboring a secret that could threaten her claim to the throne. Far to the north, the necromancer Zander plots the destruction of Agora. To the west, Reshikk the Green prepares the dragons for a great migration. The gods are stirring, and they have chosen their champions.
Whill of Agora 2nd Edition
Author: Michael Ploof
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1515334848
Pages: 558
Year: 2015-08-02
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From USA TODAY bestselling author Michael James Ploof Every so often, an epic adventure emerges that makes the blood surge, the spine tingle, and the heart smile page after exhilarating page. Such is Whill of Agora, Michael James Ploof's action-packed fantasy that visits strange new lands as it unveils how one exceptional young man named Whill makes full use of fierce wits, superior skills, and relentless will to help defend the land of Agora from the monstrous Draggard. With plenty of drama and action packed battle scenes, Whill of Agora will enthrall anyone on the quest for great adventure, good times, and an infectiously optimistic outlook on even the darkest and most dangerous of days. It is the year 5170 in the land Agora, where humans, dwarves, and elves have existed in peace for centuries. Now, however, the human King Addakon has invaded and waged war on neighboring Isladon. The once peaceful Kingdoms of Agora are on the brink of continental war. The Dark Elf Eadon, and his army of Dragon-Elf crossbreeds, the Draggard, threaten to conquer all kingdoms. Enter young Whill, a nineteen-year-old ranger with battle savvy and untapped abilities. Having spent years roaming Agora and training with his mentor Abram, Whill has become a bright intellectual and a master of combat. What he seeks most, however, is the identity of his birth parents. Instead, he finds a tumultuous terrain and a prophecy placing him in the center of the struggle. Along the way, Whill encounters an equally inspired group of companions that are matched in skill and mission. These include Rhunis the Dragon Slayer, the young Tarren, the fearless Dwarf Roakore, the beguiling warrior Elf Avriel, and the powerful Zerafin. As Whill joins forces, he forges bonds far mightier than their escalating travails. With high adventure and fierce friendship, Whill of Agora will capture your imagination and grip your heart during every super-charged escapade that Agora's bold and grinning brotherhood embraces.
The Sock Gnome Chronicles
Author: Michael James Ploof, Trevor Smith
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1479157120
Pages: 46
Year: 2012-11-01
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Have you ever wondered what happens to that one missing sock of a pair? If you have ever been folding laundry and come up with lone socks, then you may have Sock Gnomes living in your home. Billy Coatbutton is one such Gnome. It is the day of Billy's first test of mastery, a test to see if he will become a treasure hunter like his father. Billy has studied, practiced and prepared for this day for years. Like all Gnomes that have come of age, Billy will soon spin the Wheel of Destiny and discover which item it is that he must find to become a treasure hunter within Sockefeller castle. Along the way he meets an old recluse Sock Gnome named Helix BonsaiTree, who has more than a little to say about the practices of the greedy Sockefellers, and helps Billy to chose the right path. During his dangerous quest Billy must overcome a vicious rat, a hungry cat, and many other obstacles, all without the help or protection of Gnomeland Sockurity. He is determined to pass his test of mastery on the first try, a feat accomplished by only one other Sock Gnome, his father. Billy will face many decisions, the greatest of all will leave the life of a human child hanging in the balance.
Wikinomics
Author: Don Tapscott, Anthony D. Williams
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440639485
Pages: 368
Year: 2008-04-17
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The acclaimed bestseller that's teaching the world about the power of mass collaboration. Translated into more than twenty languages and named one of the best business books of the year by reviewers around the world, Wikinomics has become essential reading for business people everywhere. It explains how mass collaboration is happening not just at Web sites like Wikipedia and YouTube, but at traditional companies that have embraced technology to breathe new life into their enterprises. This national bestseller reveals the nuances that drive wikinomics, and share fascinating stories of how masses of people (both paid and volunteer) are now creating TV news stories, sequencing the human gnome, remixing their favorite music, designing software, finding cures for diseases, editing school texts, inventing new cosmetics, and even building motorcycles.
Champions of the Dragon
Author: Michael James Ploof
Publisher: Traveling Bard Publishing
ISBN:
Pages: 297
Year: 2017-01-17
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Murland Kadabra has always dreamed of becoming a great wizard. However, at age 19, the young apprentice has yet to successfully cast a single spell. He has been reduced to grounds keeper of Abra Tower, and has become the laughing stock of the wizarding school. But when the Most High Wizard Kazimir chooses him to be one of the five Champions of the Dragon, Murland’s life changes forever. He soon finds himself traveling through the wilds with four unlikely companions, including an alcoholic knight, a gay elf prince, a dwarf with humanism, and an obese ogre. Prophecy dictates that these champions must march west to the shadowy peak of Bad Mountain, where they are destined to do battle with the dreaded dragon of legend, Drak’Noir. But what few people know, is that the prophecy is not altogether true. For it is not five champions who Kazimir chooses, but five fools. They are not meant to defeat the dragon, but to feed her. To change their fate, the Champions of the Dragon must not only overcome their enemies, but also themselves. Champions of the Dragon, Book 1 of Epic Fallacy, is a satirical high-adventure romp through the Fantasy genre in the tradition of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series. From USA Today Bestselling Author Michael James Ploof.
Heir of Shandara
Author: Ken Lozito
Publisher: Acoustical Books LLC
ISBN: 098993196X
Pages: 313
Year: 2015-07-22
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Two warriors separated by time must sacrifice everything to preserve Safanar. Aaron and Sarah have defeated the High King, but the danger of war is far from over. As they relentlessly hunt down rogue Elitesman strongholds, they know General Halcylon and the Zekara won't stay in hiding for long. Battles of terrifying proportion are imminent, and it will take the combined forces of all the kingdoms to stop the Hythariam army. Little do they know that their actions could have disastrous and apocalyptic consequences. Forty years in the future, Bayen is brought out of cryostasis to a hellish, war-torn world on the brink of destruction. Everyone he knows and loves is dead, but hope remains. The cruel and gritty future of Safanar can be averted if Bayen travels back to protect the most heinous villain in recorded history. Both failure and success may end his life, but victory alone will prevent the end of the world. Heir of Shandara is the fourth installment in the Safanarion Order, an unconventional fantasy series that mixes sword and sorcery with science fiction. Fans call the gripping series "simply amazing," as they keep coming back for edge-of-their-seat action, cosmically generative imagination, and unforgettable entertainment. Pick up the next tale in Ken Lozito's epic fantasy series today, and you won't be able to put it down until the final page ends. Keywords: epic fantasy series, epic hero, epic science fiction, time travel, fantasy adventure, sword and sorcery adventure, action, adventure, quest,superhero, demons, paranormal fantasy, coming of age fantasy, clean romance, dragons, heroic fantasy,men’s adventure, destiny, swords, parallel world, contemporary fantasy
Lysistrata
Author: Aristophanes
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1775458105
Pages: 109
Year: 2012-07-01
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One of the few plays that survived intact from the heyday of ancient Grecian drama, Lysistrata is an enormously influential work of satirical comedy. In order to bring an end to a destructive and never-ending war, the women of Greece take a temporary vow of chastity, pledging to remain abstinent until the conflict ends. As can be expected, mayhem -- and hilarity -- ensues.
A Quest of Kings
Author: Michael James Ploof
Publisher: Traveling Bard Publishing
ISBN: 1482633582
Pages: 440
Year: 2015-03-19
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A Quest of Kings Whill of Agora Book 2 It has been six months since the reclamation of the Ro'Sar Mountains and the liberation of Isladon. The lands of Agora are plagued by the hordes of Draggard which poured from the mountains during the reclamation. Eadon's Draggard scourge ravishes the land, sending all nations into chaos, dividing the Kingdoms and their people.The Dark Elf Eadon himself sits upon the thrown of Uthen-Arden, impersonating the fallen King Addakon. As King, Eadon has wrought war, famine, and plague upon the Kingdom. As the Dwarves hole up in their mountains, protecting their borders and guarding their treasures, the elves remain silent to Agora's plight. The Sun Elf Zerafin has returned in shame to his people with his sister's comatose body, her soul a captive of Eadon. Roakore has become King of the Ro'Sar Mountains and freed his father's spirit, his clan has rebuilt the great Kingdom. Abram and Rhunis continue their search within the Uthen-Arden capital city of Del'Oradon, for any clue that Whill remains alive. A Quest of Kings plunges readers into a vast and in depth world of magic, monsters and mayhem, rich in history and culture, where Humans, Dwarves and Elves have managed to live in harmony for centuries. It is a tale of friendship, love, honor, and courage in the face of deception, power, darkness and war.
Talon
Author: Michael James Ploof
Publisher: Traveling Bard Publishing
ISBN: 149930756X
Pages: 237
Year: 2015-05-01
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From USA Today bestselling author Michael James Ploof comes the epic debut of an exhilarating new fantasy adventure series. TALON: Book 1 of the Windwalker Archive follows the early years of a unique boy, a fifteen year old runt living on the barbarian island of Volnoss. Born premature during the frozen plaque that took his mother, shunned by his father, and raised by his grandmother, Talon has always felt like he doesn't belong. For years he dreams of growing big and strong like the giants that surround him. But as the day of measure draws near, he begins to realize that he will never be named a Vald, and will be cast to the village of the Skomm to live a life of slavery. Barely surviving the beating that follows his failure to meet the measure, Talon is banished to the village of misfits. There he finds friends in the most unlikely of places, and begins to hope he might find some happiness as a Skomm. As Talon tries to settle into his life in the slave village he is challenged at every turn. The Vaka overseers have it in for him, as does the Chiefson of Timber Wolf Tribe. The Kelda Agaeti is drawing near, called by the Skomm the night of dying, when seven warriors from neighboring tribes win the right to go on a bloody rampage through the village. After barely surviving a random attack by drunken Vald that left nearly a dozen dead, Talon and his friends decide that they must somehow escape the island. For Chiefson Fylkin has vowed to kill him first on the night of dying. What follows is a fast-paced race against time, an underdog story wrought with action and adventure, rich with magic, culture, friendship and lore.
Black Box Thinking
Author: Matthew Syed
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 069840887X
Pages: 320
Year: 2015-11-03
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Nobody wants to fail. But in highly complex organizations, success can happen only when we confront our mistakes, learn from our own version of a black box, and create a climate where it’s safe to fail. We all have to endure failure from time to time, whether it’s underperforming at a job interview, flunking an exam, or losing a pickup basketball game. But for people working in safety-critical industries, getting it wrong can have deadly consequences. Consider the shocking fact that preventable medical error is the third-biggest killer in the United States, causing more than 400,000 deaths every year. More people die from mistakes made by doctors and hospitals than from traffic accidents. And most of those mistakes are never made public, because of malpractice settlements with nondisclosure clauses. For a dramatically different approach to failure, look at aviation. Every passenger aircraft in the world is equipped with an almost indestructible black box. Whenever there’s any sort of mishap, major or minor, the box is opened, the data is analyzed, and experts figure out exactly what went wrong. Then the facts are published and procedures are changed, so that the same mistakes won’t happen again. By applying this method in recent decades, the industry has created an astonishingly good safety record. Few of us put lives at risk in our daily work as surgeons and pilots do, but we all have a strong interest in avoiding predictable and preventable errors. So why don’t we all embrace the aviation approach to failure rather than the health-care approach? As Matthew Syed shows in this eye-opening book, the answer is rooted in human psychology and organizational culture. Syed argues that the most important determinant of success in any field is an acknowledgment of failure and a willingness to engage with it. Yet most of us are stuck in a relationship with failure that impedes progress, halts innovation, and damages our careers and personal lives. We rarely acknowledge or learn from failure—even though we often claim the opposite. We think we have 20/20 hindsight, but our vision is usually fuzzy. Syed draws on a wide range of sources—from anthropology and psychology to history and complexity theory—to explore the subtle but predictable patterns of human error and our defensive responses to error. He also shares fascinating stories of individuals and organizations that have successfully embraced a black box approach to improvement, such as David Beckham, the Mercedes F1 team, and Dropbox.
Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses
Author: Michael Jordan
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438109857
Pages: 417
Year: 2009-01-01
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Presents brief entries describing the gods and goddesses from the mythology and religion of a wide variety of cultures throughout history.
The Dragon's Blade
Author: Michael R. Miller
Publisher:
ISBN: 191107976X
Pages: 450
Year: 2017-02-10
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Rectar has always had his sights set on conquering the human lands. His demonic invasion of the west is gaining momentum - an unrelenting horde unhindered by food or sleep. Now, only the undermanned Splintering Isles lie between the demons and the human kingdom of Brevia. If the islands fall, the rest of Tenalp will soon follow. The Three Races must work together if they are to survive, but they have another problem - Castallan. The traitorous wizard has raised a deadly rebellion and declared himself King of Humans. He believes himself safe in the bowels of his impenetrable Bastion fortress, but Darnuir, now King of Dragons, intends to break those walls at all costs. To face these threats, all dragons, humans and fairies must truly unite; yet old prejudices may undermine Darnuir's efforts once again. And as the true intentions of all are revealed, so too is a secret that may change the entire world.
Human Accomplishment
Author: Charles Murray
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061745677
Pages: 688
Year: 2009-10-13
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A sweeping cultural survey reminiscent of Barzun's From Dawn to Decadence. "At irregular times and in scattered settings, human beings have achieved great things. Human Accomplishment is about those great things, falling in the domains known as the arts and sciences, and the people who did them.' So begins Charles Murray's unique account of human excellence, from the age of Homer to our own time. Employing techniques that historians have developed over the last century but that have rarely been applied to books written for the general public, Murray compiles inventories of the people who have been essential to the stories of literature, music, art, philosophy, and the sciences—a total of 4,002 men and women from around the world, ranked according to their eminence. The heart of Human Accomplishment is a series of enthralling descriptive chapters: on the giants in the arts and what sets them apart from the merely great; on the differences between great achievement in the arts and in the sciences; on the meta-inventions, 14 crucial leaps in human capacity to create great art and science; and on the patterns and trajectories of accomplishment across time and geography. Straightforwardly and undogmatically, Charles Murray takes on some controversial questions. Why has accomplishment been so concentrated in Europe? Among men? Since 1400? He presents evidence that the rate of great accomplishment has been declining in the last century, asks what it means, and offers a rich framework for thinking about the conditions under which the human spirit has expressed itself most gloriously. Eye-opening and humbling, Human Accomplishment is a fascinating work that describes what humans at their best can achieve, provides tools for exploring its wellsprings, and celebrates the continuing common quest of humans everywhere to discover truths, create beauty, and apprehend the good.
A Crown of War
Author: Michael James Ploof
Publisher: Traveling Bard Publishing
ISBN: 1497399017
Pages: 556
Year: 2015-03-19
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From USA Today bestselling author Michael James Ploof Eadon’s dark armies have descended upon Agora. Rifts within the kingdoms of humans, dwarves, and elves, have unleashed hordes of draggard and dark elves. Although The Other has destroyed the rifts, Whill and his friends are now trapped far across the ocean in Drindellia. Whill must find a way to overcome his alter ego, and ultimately, the Dark Elf Eadon. The ancient elf Kellallea claims that Whill need only hand over the power of Adromida to her, and Agora shall know peace. He has successfully united the races against the dark elves, but is it too late? Dirk Blackthorn has finally been reunited with his long lost Krentz, they are free of Eadon once and for all, free to live the life they choose. Dirk urges that they go far away from Agora, believing that Eadon will succeed. Krentz, however, has set her sights on thwarting her father’s plans. Roakore is far from his mountain kingdom of Ro’Sar, a kingdom he believes is in dire peril. As he and his companions fight to find a way back to Agora, Roakore struggles with the doubts planted by the Book of Ky’Dren. Soon he will discover something of such magnitude that it will change his life forever. Aurora Snowfell stands upon the brink. Torn by loyalty and the promise of power, she must choose between the future of her people and her very soul.
Herakles
Author: Euripides
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199727805
Pages: 128
Year: 2001-02-01
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In Herakles, Euripides reveals with great subtlety and complexity the often brutal underpinnings of our social arrangements. The play enacts a thoroughly contemporary dilemma about the relationship between personal and state violence to civic order. Of all of Euripides' plays, this is his most skeptically subversive examination of myth, morality, and power. Depicting Herakles slowly going mad by Hera, the wife of Zeus, this play continues to haunt and inspire readers. Hera hates Herakles because he is one of Zeus' children born of adultery, and in his madness, Herakles is driven to murder his own wife and children and is eventually exiled, by his own accord, to Athens. This new volume includes a fresh translation, an updated introduction, detailed notes on the text, and a thorough glossary.