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Fri, 09 Dec 2016 19:05:47 GMT*Barcelona Noir* edited by Adriana V. López & Carmen Ospina, who are a magazine editor and a Random House digital program director, respectively, is a Spain-set installment in the Akashic Noir series of excellent location-themed mystery anthologies, this one filled with stories by native Spanish and Catalan and foreign writers telling mystery & suspense tales set throughout history in the eponymous city, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Akashic Books, who are generously running a holiday advent calendar promotion. If you happen to like this one and wish to read more (the entire series is well worth it, and I've been slowly collecting them during the sporadic price-drops), Akashic Books are couponable at Kobo if you want to put them on your wishlist in anticipation of future holiday sales. Currently free until midnight December 9th directly @ the publisher's promotional blogpost (http://www.akashicbooks.com/free-e-book-advent-calendar-download-barcelona-noir-for-free-until-midnight-december-09-2016/) (DRM-free ePub & Mobi available worldwide), and you can read more about the book on its regular catalogue page (http://www.akashicbooks.com/catalog/barcelona-noir/), where you can see the full list of contributors and their stories. *Description* Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each story is set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book. Brand-new stories by: Jordi Sierra i Fabra, Imma Monsó, Santiago Roncagliolo, Francisco González Ledesma, Valerie Miles, David Barba, Isabel Franc, Lolita Bosch, Eric Taylor-Aragón, Antonia Cortijos, Cristina Fallarás, Raúl Argemí, Teresa Solana, and Andreu Martín From the introduction by Adriana V. López & Carmen Ospina: “Its physical beauty alone, surrounded by mountains with a view of the sea, was cause enough for architect Antoni Gaudí to raise his version of Candy Land upon its soil; a daily impetus for the city’s mimes and living statues to claim a spot along Las Ramblas and transform it into their stage. But don’t be fooled: Barcelona, with all its illustrious color and exterior fineness, hasn’t always been able to curb the darker yearnings of its Hyde to its Jekyll. Blame it on a bubbling, repressive concoction made with a pinch of Church, a touch of Crown, and a large dose of General Francisco Franco to stir up the insides of its very independent and anarchic Catalonian spirit. One that has allowed it to conserve its own language and modus operandi from the rest of Spain, and that has always attracted the vanguard to create under the sereneness of its palm trees and Mediterranean light . . . Repression, vice, immigration . . . the fourteen stories within will divert your eyes from Barcelona’s lively Ramblas and Gaudi spires, opening them onto the city’s tainted side. One that will never appear in any recommended walking tour.”
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:53:29 GMT*The Gates of Azyr* by Chris Wraight (ISFDB (http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?110648)) is apparently the establishing 1st story in the novelizations of the Warhammer Age of Sigmar setting of the popular sci-fi/fantasy hybrid RPG wargame universe (Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warhammer_Age_of_Sigmar)), this installment adapting some of the backstory of it into a novella, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Games Workshop's Black Library imprint. This is a featured supplementary Free Book in the iTunes UK store, and we've previously received the backstory-providing guidebook, which is still free: Warhammer Age of Sigmar Primer (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=262964) Currently free @ iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/the-gates-of-azyr/id1012987426?mt=11) (available to Canadians and pretty much everywhere worldwide that has a full-service iTunes store, i.e. not Iceland). ETA: turns out this is also free directly from the publisher's webstore (http://www.blacklibrary.com/aos/whaos-novs/gates-of-azyr.html) (DRM-free ePub & Mobi available worldwide), and Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gates-Azyr-Realmgate-Wars-Book-ebook/dp/B01N9470R0/) (doesn't seem to exist in North America) The Black Library seem to be offering an ebook/audiobook advent calendar promotion (http://"http://www.blacklibrary.com/advent-2016.html"), but as far as I can tell, it's for showcasing daily brand-new releases and not freebies, although there is a deal to get the entire lot of them at a discount which effectively gives you 6 titles free, according to the ad blurb, if you think you might be interested. *Description* The war is over, and the Mortal Realms have all but fallen to Chaos... Khorgos Khul rampages across the fiery Realm of Aqshy, hunting down mortal kind to slaughter or subjugate to Khorne. His Goretide have crushed all resistance... until the storm. From the heavens hurtle paladins clad in gold. Sent by Sigmar, the Stormcast Eternals have come to liberate all the realms from the yoke of Chaos. Their leader is Vandus Hammerhand, Lord-Celestant of the Hammers of Sigmar. After a long age of darkness, there is hope. Vandus must open the Gates of Azyr to unleash Sigmars righteous fury against the damned. Everything depends on his victory. Read it because Its your first chance to enter the mortal realms and see Sigmars chosen warriors in action heroes of heavenly magic in god-forged armour who ride the storm and bring death to the servants of Chaos, in this case the dreaded Goretide. The perfect place to start exploring the Age of Sigmar.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:24:36 GMT*Evernight* by Claudia Gray (ISFDB (http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?112336), Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claudia_Gray)) is the 1st novel in her Evernight series of YA paranormal boarding school fantasy with strong f/m romantic elements, set at the eponymous exclusive spooky Gothic academy, this installment setting up the heroine of the series as a new student, who discovers that she has a secret destiny which she tries to escape with the help of the obligatory love interest, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher HarperCollins's HarperTeen imprint. This is B&N's Free Fridays selection for the weekend, though not exclusive to them, although it does seem to be US-only (different imprint in the UK). Currently free @ B&N (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/evernight-claudia-gray/1100580065?ean=9780061972645), Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Evernight-Claudia-Gray-ebook/dp/B001R1LCHQ/) & Kobo (https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/evernight) & iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/evernight/id360639923?mt=11) (none available to Canadians). Probably also free @ Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Claudia_Gray_Evernight?id=VSXGRRydKRoC) & eBooks.com (http://www.ebooks.com/411557/evernight/gray-claudia/) for the US. *Description* Bianca wants to escape. She's been uprooted from her small hometown and enrolled at Evernight Academy, an eerie Gothic boarding school where the students are somehow too perfect: smart, sleek, and almost predatory. Bianca knows she doesn't fit in. Then she meets Lucas. He's not the "Evernight type" either, and he likes it that way. Lucas ignores the rules, stands up to the snobs, and warns Bianca to be careful—even when it comes to caring about him. "I couldn't stand it if they took it out on you," he tells Bianca, "and eventually they would." But the connection between Bianca and Lucas can't be denied. Bianca will risk anything to be with Lucas, but dark secrets are fated to tear them apart . . . and to make Bianca question everything she's ever believed.
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Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:15:20 GMT*Rome Noir* edited by Chiara Stangalino, a literary and arts festival organizer, & British sfnal author Maxim Jakubowski (ISFDB (http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?Maxim_Jakubowski), Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maxim_Jakubowski)), is an Italy-set installment in the Akashic Noir series of excellent location-themed mystery anthologies, this one filled with stories by native Italian and foreign writers telling mystery & suspense tales set throughout history in the eponymous city, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Akashic Books, who are generously running a holiday advent calendar promotion. If you happen to like this one and wish to read more (the entire series is well worth it, and I've been slowly collecting them during the sporadic price-drops), Akashic Books are couponable at Kobo if you want to put them on your wishlist in anticipation of future holiday sales. Currently free until midnight December 8th directly @ the publisher's promotional blogpost (http://www.akashicbooks.com/free-e-book-advent-calendar-download-rome-noir-for-free-until-midnight-december-08-2016/) (DRM-free ePub & Mobi available worldwide), and you can read more about the book on its regular catalogue page (http://www.akashicbooks.com/catalog/rome-noir/), where you can see the full list of contributors and their stories. *Description* Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each story is set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book. Brand-new stories by: Antonio Scurati, Carlo Lucarelli, Gianrico Carofiglio, Diego De Silva, Giuseppe Genna, Marcello Fois, C.D. Formetta, Enrico Franceschini, Boosta, Francesca Mazzucato, Maxim Jakubowski, Evelina Santangelo, Nicola Lagioia, Tommaso Pincio, Antonio Pascale, and Nicoletta Vallorani. From the introduction by Chiara Stangalino & Maxim Jakubowski: “According to the legend, Rome owes its origins to a murder—when one brother killed another in order to grab the crown. Since then, there has been a dark tapestry of misdeeds, plots, and assassinations alongside some of the cruelest crimes in the history of mankind, beginning with Nero and Caligula, all through myriad bloody Vatican intrigues, wars by the handful, urban terrorism, and the arcane modern collusions between politics and the Mafia . . . Next time you are visiting Italy, enjoy your tourist pursuits but on occasion pause for a moment and try to see what lies beyond the corner of the alley or street you are walking down, or attempt to imagine what might be happening behind those closed curtains you are passing. But until then, let your imagination take a dip into Rome Noir, and travel the city from its trunk roads to its highways, past the notorious Stazione Termini and the shadow of the iconic Colosseum, and through both the fashionable and sometimes undesirable areas that have inspired our writers.“
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:28:40 GMT*Don Dimaio of La Plata* by Edgar Award-nominated author and musician Robert Arellano (SYKM (http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/A_Authors/Arellano_Robert.html), Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Arellano)) is his standalone literary/weird fiction political satire novel which is grouped under Akashic's multi-author Urban Surreal series, which is apparently a Don Quixote-inspired romp through the civil service of a dysfunctional mayoral stint, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Akashic Books, who are generously running a holiday advent calendar promotion (their books are couponable at Kobo, BTW, and they do the excellent Akashic Noir mystery anthology series). Currently free until midnight December 7th directly @ the publisher's promotional blogpost (http://www.akashicbooks.com/free-e-book-advent-calendar-download-don-dimaio-of-la-plata-for-free-until-midnight-december-07-2016/) (DRM-free ePub & Mobi available worldwide), and you can read more about the book on its regular catalogue page (http://www.akashicbooks.com/catalog/don-dimaio-of-la-plata/). *Description* Youre walking along the road in La Plata when the fog rolls in. Giant billboards hulk close above while the lights of the city are blotted out one by one. A black limo with the #1 license plate pulls up out of the pea soup and the driver, a goon in a trooper uniform, says, Get een. The back door opens and there he is, all sharkskin suit and slick toupee, kicked back on the leather seat and grinning in a horizontal mirror: Mayor Donald Pally Dimaio. High up in the mist you hear an ape-like shriek: Ook ook ai ai ai! The engine is running. Well, buddy, says Mayor Dimaio, holding out a rolled-up hundred. You want some of this? Take a bribe and a ride with La Platas favorite rogue politico through a tripped-out town of strip clubs and drug dens where the heirs of Abraham Beige, original pilgrim, rub shoulders with gun-waving goodfellas who steal their lines from 90s gangster flicks. La Plata is a city for sale, and whether its a job as a cop or a million-dollar contract you want, Don Dimaio will show you the way.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:02:57 GMT*Tango for a Torturer* by Cuba-resident Uruguayan author Daniel Chavarría (SYKM (http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/C_Authors/Chavarria_Daniel.html), Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Chavarria)) is his standalone black comedy political suspense thriller, set in Cuba, starring a former Argentine revolutionary who travels to Cuba on vacation, where he finds out that his nemesis, a former Uruguayan military torturer, has been living under a false identity and promptly drops his holiday plans to go on the hunt for him, as you do, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Akashic Books, who are generously running a holiday advent calendar promotion (their books are couponable at Kobo, BTW, and they do the excellent Akashic Noir mystery anthology series). This is the English-language translation from its original Spanish El rojo en la pluma del loro, which was originally published in 2001, and was honoured with the Casas de las Américas and Premio de las Crítica prizes, according to Wikipedia. Currently free until midnight December 6th directly @ the publisher's promotional blogpost (http://www.akashicbooks.com/free-e-book-advent-calendar-download-tango-for-a-torturer-for-free-until-midnight-december-06-2016/) (DRM-free ePub & Mobi available worldwide), and you can read more about the book on its regular catalogue page (http://www.akashicbooks.com/catalog/tango-for-a-torturer/). *Description* Aldo Bianchi, a former Argentine revolutionary now living in Italy, travels to Havana, where he meets the beautiful Bini, a sultry student working the hotels with great charm and panache. Bianchi soon discovers via his liaison with Bini that his nemesis, the Uruguayan military torturer Alberto Rios, is living under a false identity in Cuba. Putting his tropical holiday on hold, Bianchi goes on the hunt for his sadistic enemy. Daniel Chavarría portrays the sensuousness and skullduggery of contemporary Havana, a city that offers erotic thrills to pleasure-seeking tourists, even as it hides villains in its humid embrace. While Rios thrives on bribery and corruption, Bianchi is driven by a desire to see justice done. Tango for a Torturer is a sexy and political thriller chock-full of bawdy humor and chilling evocations of the evils wrought by Latin American military dictatorships.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:48:54 GMT*All Guns Blazing: A Wild West Omnibus* by Alan David, a pseudonym for the prolific multi-genre author Donald S. Rowland (ISFDB (http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?116971), Science Fiction Encyclopedia (http://www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/rowland_donald_s)), is an omnibus edition of three of his western historical action adventure novels, free courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press' Pioneering imprint. This contains the following standalone novels, all originally published by Robert Hale: Bullets at Sunset from 1977 using the pseudonym Lewis Brant, Coyote Breed from 1984 using the pseudonym Stuart McHugh, and Wild Men from 1984 using the pseudonym W. J. Rimmer. We've previously received Coyote Breed as a single-volume freebie (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=277354), if you prefer to read them that way. Currently free @ Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/All-Guns-Blazing-Wild-Omnibus-ebook/dp/B01LXM0EPH/) (available to Canadians & in the UK and pretty much everywhere else that Amazon sells worldwide, since this is being done via their KDP Select exclusive-or-else program) *Description* All Guns Blazing sees three of Alan Davids bestselling westerns brought together for the very first time in this must have action-filled collection. BULLETS AT SUNSET Steve Jory inherits the Broken J cattle ranch from his uncle not soon after his old job as a gun for hire comes to an abrupt end. He rides into Bowie County to take over the ranch, hoping to leave his grim past behind him and find some sort of future for himself. But Jory soon discovers that taking over his uncle's path is no easy assignment. Land grabbing greed has overwhelmed the local ranchers, and Bowie County is rife with trouble. Jory's arrival brings things to a head and in no time at all, he finds himself up against Ben Sharkey an expansionist rancher who is used to getting what he wants WILD MEN Trouble is looming for Steve Blaine When three outlaws arrive at the family ranch he runs with his father, Heck, all manner of hell breaks loose. The Blaines settled legally on the land years ago, but their neighbour Zeke Coppard always regarded it as his own. But thats not all. Tensions mount when a secret Heck has been keeping for over twenty years finally comes to the surface, threatening to destroy everything that Steve holds dear COYOTE BREED When Chet Boardman, Texas Ranger, arrives in Burnt Hill hot on the trail of the ruthless Coyote gang, he doesnt expect to run into them so quickly. But they get the drop on him and leave him bleeding to death in the desert. But it takes more than that to finish off Chet Boardman. Now hes not just after the gang, but revenge as well. Five rangers have already been killed by The Coyotes and Chet Boardman is going to have to keep his wits about him and his identity to himself, if he doesn't want to be the sixth
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:27:27 GMT*Gaven* (The Gift) by Anders Klostergaard Petersen (profile (http://firstname.lastname@example.org)), a professor in the School of Culture & Society's Department of Religious Study at Aarhus University, is #44 in the Tænkepauser (Reflections) series of Danish-language 60-page layperson-accessible introductory essays on various academic topics, this installment a somewhat philosophical one tackling the societal notion of gifts and the thought behind them which is said to count more than the gift itself (at least for bad gifts, though maybe sometimes you don't want to know what the thought behind those were), reflection upon which can apparently be a gift in itself, free for a limited time courtesy of Aarhus University Press in Denmark. This is offered as part of their monthly program which generously gives away the latest in the series and its accompanying audiobook reading for just one week after publication. Currently free, just through December 12th directly @ the university's webcatalogue page (http://www.unipress.dk/udgivelser/g/gaven/) (DRM-free ePub & PDF available worldwide; for the MP3 audiobook, scroll down to where it says "Om bogen" and click the "Gaven som lydbog" link) *Beskrivelse på dansk* "Sig det med blomster", lyder Interfloras motto, men forretningen har ikke patent på ideen. Vi har givet gaver i millioner af år for at opbygge, bevare og bryde vores forbindelser til hinanden. Men en bemalet mælkekarton kan kun børn slippe af sted med, og en bårebuket til et bryllup falder næppe i god jord. Den rette gave kræver fingerspidsfornemmelse. Heldigvis er Anders Klostergaard Petersen, professor ved Aarhus Universitet, i sit gavmilde hjørne: En Tænkepause kan nemlig også være en gave. Er du begavet, så giv en gave, når du vil åbne verden.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:41:16 GMT*Moscow Noir* edited by Natalia Smirnova & Julia Goumen, who run a literary agency in Russia, is a Russia-set installment in the excellent Akashic Noir series of location-themed mystery/suspense anthologies, this one filled with stories by native Russian and other writers telling mystery & suspense tales set throughout history in the eponymous city and its immediate surrounding regions, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Akashic Books, who are generously running a holiday advent calendar promotion. If you happen to like this one and wish to read more (the entire series is well worth it, with the foreign volumes often being good introductions to the works of non-English-language authors in translation, and I've been slowly collecting them during the very sporadic price-drop offers), Akashic Books are couponable at Kobo if you want to put them on your wishlist in anticipation of future holiday sales. Currently free until midnight December 5th directly @ the publisher's promotional blogpost (http://www.akashicbooks.com/free-e-book-advent-calendar-download-moscow-noir-for-free-until-midnight-december-05-2016/) (DRM-free ePub & Mobi available worldwide), and you can read more about the book (and see the entire list of stories and authors) on its regular catalogue page (http://www.akashicbooks.com/catalog/moscow-noir/). *Description* Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each story is set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book. Brand-new stories by: Alexander Anuchkin, Igor Zotov, Gleb Shulpyakov, Vladimir Tuchkov, Anna Starobinets, Vyacheslav Kuritsyn, Sergei Samsonov, Alexei Evdokimov, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, Maxim Maximov, Irina Denezhkina, Dmitry Kosyrev, Andrei Khusnutdinov, and Sergei Kuznetsov. From the introduction by Natalia Smirnova & Julia Goumen: The center of a sprawling state for nearly its entire history, Moscow has attracted diverse communities, who have come to the city in search of better livesto work, mainly, but also to beg, to glean scraps from the tables of hard-nosed merchants, to steal and rob. The concentration of capital allowed people to tear down and rebuild ad infinitum; new structures were erected literally on the foundations of the old. Before the 1917 Revolution, buildings demolished and resurrected many times over created a favorable environment for all manner of criminal and quasi-criminal elements. After the Revolution, the ideology did not simply encourage destruction but demanded it. The Bolshevik anthem has long defined the public mentality: We will raze this world of violence to its foundations, and then/ We will build our new world: he who was nothing will become everything! . . .
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:34:40 GMT*Journey to the Flame* by Pulitzer Prize finalist Richard Monaco (ISFDB (http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?5181)) is his standalone historical occult fantasy adventure novel inspired by the works of H. Rider Haggard (Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._Rider_Haggard)), set sometime before WWI where a wandering aviator discovers that the kingdom of the immortal Ayesha of Haggard's classic novel (Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/She:_A_History_of_Adventure)) is in fact a real place whose true existence is known of by a secret society, which must be protected from those would seek to exploit its secrets for evil purposes, free courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press' Venture imprint, who are e-printing it from its 1985 edition originally out from Bantam Spectra. This is apparently Real Person Fic with Haggard himself and fellow author Rudyard Kipling in it, among other literary and historical guest stars. Currently free @ Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Journey-Flame-Richard-Monaco-ebook/dp/B01N3Z9XCK/) (currently available to Canadians & in the UK and pretty much everywhere else that Amazon sells worldwide, since this is being done via their KDP Select exclusive-or-else program) *Description* The war had already begun… In the days before the Great War, forces of light clashed against the dark order of Thule in a war of shadows. Darkness covered the land, and the kingdom fell into the annals of time. Inspired by H. Rider Haggard’s novel SHE, Richard Monaco weaves a tale of a young aviator who rediscovers the lost kingdom that belonged to the mystic and immortal goddess Ayesha. He and the beautiful goddess must defend her home and its secrets from evil men, whose ideas would help found the Nazi regime. The world may not know it, but the war has begun, and it is coming for us all. A unique merger of historical fact and imaginative fiction, Richard Monaco’s Journey to the Flame is a gripping historical fantasy adventure.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:29:04 GMT*The Fates* by Thomas Tessier (ISFDB (http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?2345), Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Tessier)), a two-time recipient of the International Horror Guild Award, is his vintage standalone science fiction paranormal horror suspense thriller novel, centred around the mystery of the strange lights and odd cattle mutilations in the farms surrounding a small town and exploring the residents' varying beliefs about what could possibly be the true, terrible cause, free courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press' Venture imprint, who are e-printing it from its 1978 edition originally out from Futura. Currently free @ Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Fates-Thomas-Tessier-ebook/dp/B01MTM5PQD/) (available to Canadians & in the UK and pretty much everywhere else that Amazon sells worldwide, since this is being done via their KDP Select exclusive-or-else program) *Description* To some, the lights were beautiful to others, they were a warning. When Martin Lasker first sees the mutilated cow on Bondarevskys farm, he wonders what on earth could have caused it. But as more and more disasters occur and strange lights start to appear in the quiet town of Millville, Lasker is drawn into the mystery. Now, he is convinced something larger must be happening. To the small-town citizens of Millville, the lights all mean something different. To Marge Calder they are neon lights. To Joe Garfield, they are a warning. To the Pomar children, they are a miracle, Our Lady returned. To Father Lombardy, they are evil made manifest. To Studevant, the Police Chief, they are mindless destruction. For Lasker, the most important questions are: where these lights could come from, and what could they mean? But the answers to these questions may be more painful than anyone expected In this thrilling scifi-horror novel, Millville and its citizens are subject to a destructive force that will uproot the very core of the town. With The Fates, Tessier brings together mystery, science, and horror in this twisting tale that will chill you to your core.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:25:20 GMT*When There Is No Miracle: Finding Hope in Pain and Suffering* by Robert L. Wise is his inspirational grief-coping answer & advice guide, free courtesy of Christian publisher Kregel. Currently free, probably just for one day @ B&N (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/where-there-is-no-miracle-robert-l-wise/1123489831?ean=9780825486982), Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/When-There-Miracle-Robert-Wise-ebook/dp/B01LY00O4H/) (available to Canadians & in the UK), & Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Robert_L_Wise_When_There_Is_No_Miracle?id=PjAoDQAAQBAJ) (available to Canadians). *Description* You don't always need a miracle to find light in times of darkness Heartbreak is impartial. Tragedies--global and personal--strike every day. Destruction, anxiety, and catastrophe have become our daily companions. Over his long career, Robert Wise has been on the front lines of disaster. From the Oklahoma City bombing to 9/11's ground zero to the bedsides of lost loved ones, Wise has stood on tragic ground and ministered to those who have lost seemingly everything. Each of those hurting people asked the same questions: Why do the innocent suffer? Why doesn't God deliver the light of miracles in the darkest times? In the midst of his own questioning, Wise has discovered some surprising and encouraging answers. In this book, he shares those lessons, encouraging all those who struggle. You'll learn some unexpected positive benefits of pain and suffering, and see how God is always behind the scenes working for the ultimate good--even when you can't see or imagine how.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 19:57:54 GMT*Things from the Town: Artefacts and Inhabitants in Viking-age Kaupang* edited by Dagfinn Skre, a Professor of Archaeology at the Museum of Cultural History at the University of Oslo in Norway, is the 3rd volume in the Kaupang Excavation Project series, an extensive academic project from the University of Oslo about the excavations carried out on the eponymous Viking Age marketplace excavation site in Norway, this volume covering assorted uncovered artifacts and their relation to the inhabitants' daily lives and wider world, free courtesy of the Aarhus University Press in Denmark. This is their English-language Free Book of the Month selection for December. This is another very comprehensive volume not only showcasing assorted finds of metalwork, precious jewellery, glassware, textiles, and more, but also placing them in context in the townspeoples' lives of how they were made locally or acquired via trade, etc. Three volumes in, these seem to be a bit more specialized, with less introductory backgrounder info, but there still looks to be a decent amount of explanation for the archaeologically-interested layperson. We've previously received the 1st (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=273812) & 2nd (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=278073) volumes of this series as freebies, as well. Currently free throughout December directly @ the university's dedicated promo page (http://en.unipress.dk/m%C3%A5nedens-gratis-e-bog/) (DRM-free PDF available worldwide), and you can read more about the title on its regular catalogue page (http://en.unipress.dk/udgivelser/t/things-from-the-town/). This is a ~45 file which you probably don't want to download on a device that has data limits. *Description* In this third volume deriving from the excavations of the Viking town of Kaupang of 2000-2003, a range of artefacts is presented along with a discussion of the town's inhabitants: their origins, activities and trading connexions. The main categories of artefact are metal jewellery and ornaments, gemstones, vessel glass, pottery, finds of soapstone, whetstones and textile-production equipment. The artefacts are described and dated, and their areas of origin discussed. The volume is lavishly illustrated. An exceptional wealth and diversity of artefacts distinguishes sites such as Kaupang from all other types of site in the Viking World. Above all, they reflect the fact that a large population of some 400-600 people lived closely together in the town, engaged in a comprehensive range of production and trade. The stratigraphically distinct layers from the first half of the 9th century allow us to put precise dates to the finds, and to the buildings and evidence of activities associated with them.