Freedom - that is what Lilly Linton wants most in life. Not marriage, not a brood of squalling brats, and certainly not love, thank you very much But freedom is a rare commodity in 19th-century London, where girls are expected to spend their lives sitting at home, fully occupied with looking pretty. Lilly is at her wits' end - until a chance encounter with a dark, dangerous and powerful stranger changes her life forever... Enter the world of Mr Rikkard Ambrose, where the only rule is: Knowledge is power is time is money Winner of the People's Choice Award 2015
Silent. Cold. Chiselled perfection. That is Rikkard Ambrose, the most powerful business mogul in Great Britain. Free-spirited. Fiery. Definitely not attracted to the aforementioned business mogul. That is Lilly Linton, his personal secretary and secret weapon. The two have been playing a cat and mouse game for months. So far, Lilly has been able to fight down and deny her attraction to Mr Ambrose. But what happens when suddenly, the dark secrets of his past begin to surface and they are forced to go on a perilous journey into the South-American jungle? A journey they can only survive if they band together? Volume three of the award-winning Storm and Silence series.
British business mogul Rikkard Ambrose has departed London to face his arch-rival in a deadly game of espionage and intrigue at the Royal Court of France, leaving his lady love behind to knit socks and twiddle her thumbs. Left behind alone? That is not something Lilly Linton is willing to put up with! Determined to show her boss who's boss, she embarks on her most dangerous adventure yet, armed with the most powerful weapon of all: love-and, just in case, her trusted revolver. The 5th volume of Robert Thier's award-winning Storm and Silence series.
Family - the most important thing in the world, right? If it's your own, maybe. But if it's the family of the incredibly powerful, incredibly alluring businessman with whom you've been conducting a secret office affair, and they don't yet know about the affair, things are a little bit different. Life is about to get real for Lilly Linton. All those stolen moments behind closed doors, those secret kisses and whispered words are about to catch up with her. As she and her boss, business-magnate Rikkard Ambrose, travel north to his parents' palatial estate, she is about to discover whether she has the strength to step out of the shadows and change her fate forever. Volume four of the award-winning Storm and Silence series.
The highly anticipated second--and final--book in the immersive fantasy duology inspired by West African folklore that began with the New York Times bestselling A Song of Wraiths and Ruin, from author Roseanne A. Brown. Perfect for fans of Tomi Adeyemi, Renée Ahdieh, and Sabaa Tahir. Karina lost everything after a violent coup left her without her kingdom or her throne. Now the most wanted person in Sonande, her only hope of reclaiming what is rightfully hers lies in a divine power hidden in the long-lost city of her ancestors. Meanwhile, the resurrection of Karina's sister has spiraled the world into chaos, with disaster after disaster threatening the hard-won peace Malik has found as Farid's apprentice. When they discover that Karina herself is the key to restoring balance, Malik must use his magic to lure her back to their side. But how do you regain the trust of someone you once tried to kill? As the fabric holding Sonande together begins to tear, Malik and Karina once again find themselves torn between their duties and their desires. And when the fate of everything hangs on a single, horrifying choice, they each must decide what they value most--a power that could transform the world, or a love that could transform their lives.
Egypt... land of romance, mystery, and exploding camels. Lilly Linton thought she'd be ready for anything after one month of working for her boss - cold, calculating businessman Rikkard Ambrose. But when they embark on a perilous hunt through the desert, she has to face dangers beyond anything she has encountered before: deadly storms, marauding bandits, and worst of all, a wedding ring Can the desert's heat truly be enough to melt the cold heart of Britain's richest financier? With additional chapters from the perspective of Mr Rikkard Ambrose.
The second book in the Phoenix Lords series, focusing on the fast and deadly female warrior, Jain Zar, first exarch of the Howling Banshees. The enigmatic eldar are one of the many intelligent races that battle humankind for control of the stars. Though few in number, they are an ancient race, and their mode of war blends spirituality with a unique mastery of technology. In times of need, the entire eldar race will rouse to war led by terrifying, almost mythological figures – the phoenix lords. Each different in his or her own way, these immortal beings embody the warrior nature of the eldar. Jain Zar – the Storm of Silence – was the first phoenix lord to be recruited by Asurmen, and would prove a swift and deadly fighter, able to harness the rage of her scream to slaughter any who dare oppose her.
In this vast and everchanging world, some persons can find themselves stuck on their own axis going around in endless circles and may feel as if they are getting nowhere, they may feel alone, lost and confused however you are not Storm in the Silence locates, dissects and shows you that you are not alone. It's a big dark world but you will eventually become your own light. These writings may come to some as a simple book of poetry, yet for others, a book about Pain and Love. When Jam was born on Thursday 12th December, 2002 at 10:15 p.m in the Private Ward at - e Princess Margaret Hospital in Nassau, The Bahamas, many frowns were turned upside down as everyone could already see the beautiful and unique young lady that she was destined to be. At the ripe age of six she wrote her first piece of poetry inspired by the night sky and its's serenity and was encouraged by her two friends Damian and Lolita. From there, her work spiraled out of control and she loved every second of it. She would write poems for teachers and friends and sometimes even family members. While some saw it as a nothing more than a child simply writing words on paper others saw it as a window for opportunity, others saw potential. As she grew up, there were many persons that labelled her as strange or just flat out weird however, she never let it bother her but instead used it as fuel for her burning desire to show them different. Despite the many wars she battled in her personal life and the many wars that were being fought around her, she remained strong, she remained a conqueror. As poetry became her passion, she encountered many obstacles. Despite the fact that there were persons who she looked up to that did not express the joy in her writings or even the willingness to listen, she pursued her dream. At the age of fifteen her poetry took on a deeper undertone as she lost two of her best friends to suicide. Poetry became her only escape from the harsh reality of it all, and it was from her personal experiences that her poetry obtained their sincerity, realness and beauty. - e very first poem that was written for this book, was written in the year 2015 in her bedroom. It was then when she decided that she wanted to write a book. Hopefully these writings would serve as an inspiration to the many that may read them and even to those that they may be read to and help them to find their way in the midst of their own storms to that place inside that always brings to them peace. When asked "Why did you name your book Storm in the Silence?" she replied softly "Because there are many persons that are suffering silently. You can only see what they want you to see, and when you leave there are endless tears and sleepless nights I want those persons to know that they are not alone, because no one deserves to feel as if they are alone. While there are many books that try to encourage persons that suffer silently, there are but few that speak of it while standing in the shoes." With this in mind, there is so much that can be said about Jam that this book, nor any other would have the ability to contain the words, but for now, she is, unique and special. And it is without a doubt that this will not be the last that is seen from her.
Missing infants, an unsolved murder, a vast fortune. And a ticking clock. A baffling cold case confronts two young detectives recruited by a mysterious benefactor, with control of a corporate empire at stake. Broke but not broken, tarnished rookie cops Clay Garrison and Andi Delvento forge a team as private eyes. They must unravel a tangle of family secrets and hush money to find the truth... and justice.
When Shan was fifteen years old, dark soldiers came out of the west, like a cloud of evil boiling over the soft hills of his homeland. They commanded terrible beasts, which killed with hook claws like scythes and cold eyes that dripped icy fire. The soldiers wore helmets that looked like fiends, tusked and snarling and sneering. The terrible consequences of war have left the boy Shan wounded in body and mind by the invading army of Magravandias. He's taken from his devastated village by the magus Taropat, chosen by the master's mysterious impulse to become the wizard's pupil, and a weapon against the invading empire. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
“To hear silence is to find stillness in the midst of the restlessness that makes creative life possible and the inescapability of death acceptable.” So writes Mark C. Taylor in his latest book, a philosophy of silence for our nervous, chattering age. How do we find silence—and more importantly, how do we understand it—amid the incessant buzz of the networks that enmesh us? Have we forgotten how to listen to each other, to recognize the virtues of modesty and reticence, and to appreciate the resonance of silence? Are we less prepared than ever for the ultimate silence that awaits us all? Taylor wants us to pause long enough to hear what is not said and to attend to what remains unsayable. In his account, our way to hearing silence is, paradoxically, to see it. He explores the many variations of silence by considering the work of leading modern and postmodern visual artists, including Barnett Newman, Ad Reinhardt, James Turrell, and Anish Kapoor. Developing the insights of philosophers, theologians, writers, and composers, Taylor weaves a rich narrative modeled on the Stations of the Cross. His chapter titles suggest our positions toward silence: Without. Before. From. Beyond. Against. Within. Between. Toward. Around. With. In. Recasting Hegel’s phenomenology of spirit and Kierkegaard’s stages on life’s way, Taylor translates the traditional Via Dolorosa into a Nietzschean Via Jubilosa that affirms light in the midst of darkness. Seeing Silence is a thoughtful meditation that invites readers to linger long enough to see silence, and, in this way, perhaps to hear once again the wordless Word that once was named “God.”