The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1982100672

Total Pages:384

Viewed:1941

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Now updated with a new afterword, Captive is an emotional, ripped-from-the-headlines exposé that lays bare the secretive cult that shocked the world—for fans of Leah Remini’s Troublemaker and Lawrence Wright’s Going Clear. I am a mother whose child is being abused and exploited. And I am not alone. In 2011, former Dynasty star Catherine Oxenberg joined her daughter, India, at a leadership seminar for a new organization called NXIVM. Her then twenty-year-old daughter was on the threshold of starting her own professional life and they both thought this program might help her achieve her dream. But quickly, Catherine saw a sinister side to the program that claimed to simply want to help its clients become the best versions of themselves. Catherine watched in horror as her daughter fell further and further down the rabbit hole, falling under the spell of NXIVM's hypnotic leader, Keith Raniere. Despite Catherine’s best efforts, India was drawn deeper into the cult, eventually joining an elite “sorority” of women members who were ordered to maintain a restricted diet, recruit other women as “slaves,” and were branded with their leader’s initials. In Captive, Catherine shares every parent’s worst nightmare, and the lengths that a mother will go to save her child. Catherine’s efforts finally led the FBI to take notice—and the journey is not yet over. A powerful depiction of a mother’s love and determination, and with horrifying insider details never revealed in any news story, Captive will keep you reading until the very last page.

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The Captive Kingdom (The Ascendance Series, Book 4)

Author:Jennifer A. Nielsen

Publisher:Scholastic Inc.

ISBN:1338551108

Total Pages:384

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Acclaimed author Jennifer A. Nielsen returns to the beloved world of her New York Times bestseller The False Prince in a highly anticipated fourth book in the Ascendance Series! In a peaceful Carthya, Jaron leads as the Ascendant King with Imogen beside him -- but the peace he fought so long for is not destined to last.On a routine sea voyage, Jaron's ship is brutally attacked, and he is taken hostage. The mysterious captors and their leader, Jane Strick, accuse Jaron of unthinkable acts. They are also in possession of some shocking items -- including the crown and sword that belonged to Jaron's older brother, Darius. The items unearth a past Jaron thought he had put behind him.Though it seems impossible, Jaron must consider: Could Darius be alive? And what does Strick want from Jaron? Against his will, Jaron will be pulled back into a fight for the throne -- and a battle to save his kingdom.Return to Carthya to uncover new secrets, high-stakes action, and Jennifer A. Nielsen's signature breathtaking twists.

The Captive

Author:Fiona King Foster

Publisher:HarperCollins

ISBN:1443461008

Total Pages:288

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In this rural noir, a woman is forced to confront her own past during a pulse-pounding expedition to deliver a fugitive In a secessionist rural state that has cut itself off completely from urban centres, where living is hardscrabble and poor but “free,” Brooke Holland runs a farm with her husband and two daughters. Their existence at the fringes of modern society is tenuous—they make barely enough from each harvest to keep going—yet Brooke cherishes the loving, peaceful life they have carved out for themselves. She has even begun to believe she is free from the violent history she has kept a secret from her family. When escaped criminal Stephen Cawley attacks the farm, Brooke’s buried talents surface, and she manages to quickly and harshly subdue him. Convinced that he has come in retribution for the blood feud that began years ago, Brooke sets out to bring Cawley to justice, planning to use the bounty on his head to lead her family into hiding far from danger. Fearing that other members of Cawley’s infamous family will soon descend on the farm, Brooke insists that Milo and the girls flee with her, travelling miles on foot across an unforgiving landscape to reach the nearest marshal. Their journey, beginning at the onset of winter with little preparation, brings already strained family dynamics to the breaking point. As Brooke’s ghosts—both real and imagined—close in, the ruthlessness that allowed her to survive her past may become the biggest threat to her hopes for a different future. What follows is a harrowing exploration of family loyalty, trauma and resilience. As haunting and propulsive as it is powerfully written, The Captive is a thrilling debut novel about the seemingly impossible choices we make to survive and protect the ones we love.

Captive

Author:A.J. Grainger

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1481429051

Total Pages:272

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When sixteen-year-old Robyn is held hostage, her efforts to escape uncover a conspiracy that forces her to question everything she thought she knew about her family and herself in this psychological thriller with a twist of forbidden romance. They told her not to worry— because the man who shot her father was in custody. They told her that she was safe— because security had been increased. All it took was one opportunity, one breach, and then she was theirs. Kidnapped, confined, alone. They told her she could go home when their demands were met. That it wouldn’t take long, because she was the prime minister’s daughter. But it has been days, and still no help has come. She wonders when they will tire of this game and kill her. She cannot wait around for that to happen; she will escape. She has to.

La Prisonnière des Faes

Author:Lily Archer

Publisher:Grey Eagle Publications

ISBN:1643661272

Total Pages:150

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« Ces livres m’ont époustouflée ! La meilleure histoire d’amour paranormale que j’ai jamais lue ! » Anna Zaires, auteure de best-sellers du New York Times J’ai la pire des colocataires de fac. Cécile me vole ma nourriture, amène des hommes à toute heure et fait la fête au lieu d’étudier. Mais ces excentricités ne sont rien en comparaison de ce qu’elle a fait ensuite. Elle m’a droguée, et je me suis réveillée emprisonnée dans un univers parallèle rempli de créatures terrifiantes. Maintenant, la créature la plus grande et la plus effrayante de toutes, un roi des Faes, croit que je suis son amie. Il m’a libérée du donjon, mais il me garde près de lui. Si proche, en fait, que je commence à aimer son regard glacial et son corps ciselé par la glace. Mais les secrets et les méchants rôdent dans ce nouveau monde, et je ne sais pas si je survivrai assez longtemps pour arriver à rentrer chez moi. Note de l’auteur : La Prisonnière des Faes est le premier livre d’une série qui mettra le feu à votre imagination – et ailleurs…

Calico Captive

Author:Elizabeth George Speare

Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:9780547530970

Total Pages:300

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From a Newbery Medal–winning author, an “exciting novel” about a colonial girl’s experience during the French and Indian War (Saturday Review). In the year 1754, the stillness of Charlestown, New Hampshire, is shattered by the terrifying cries of an Indian raid. Young Miriam Willard, on a day that had promised new happiness, finds herself instead a captive on a forest trail, caught up in the ebb and flow of the French and Indian War. It is a harrowing march north. Miriam can only force herself to the next stopping place, the next small portion of food, the next icy stream to be crossed. At the end of the trail waits a life of hard work and, perhaps, even a life of slavery. Mingled with her thoughts of Phineas Whitney, her sweetheart on his way to Harvard, is the crying of her sister’s baby, Captive, born on the trail. Miriam and her companions finally reach Montreal, a city of shifting loyalties filled with the intrigue of war, and here, by a sudden twist of fortune, Miriam meets the prominent Du Quesne family, who introduce her to a life she has never imagined. Based on an actual narrative diary published in 1807, Calico Captive skillfully reenacts an absorbing facet of history. “Vital and vivid, this short novel based on the actual captivity of a pre-Revolutionary girl of Charlestown, New Hampshire, presents American history with force and verve.” —Kirkus Reviews

Captive

Author:Jere Van Dyk

Publisher:Macmillan

ISBN:9781429949972

Total Pages:288

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An American reporter's chilling account of being kidnapped and imprisoned by the Taliban, in the no-man's-land between Afghanistan and Pakistan Jere Van Dyk was on the wrong side of the border. He and three Afghan guides had crossed into the tribal areas of Pakistan, where no Westerner had ventured for years, hoping to reach the home of a local chieftain by nightfall. But then a dozen armed men in black turbans appeared over the crest of a hill. Captive is Van Dyk's searing account of his forty-five days in a Taliban prison, and it is gripping and terrifying in the tradition of the best prison literature. The main action takes place in a single room, cut off from the outside world, where Van Dyk feels he can trust nobody—not his jailers, not his guides (who he fears may have betrayed him), and certainly not the charismatic Taliban leader whose fleeting appearances carry the hope of redemption as well as the prospect of immediate, violent death. Van Dyk went to the tribal areas to investigate the challenges facing America there. His story is of a deeper, more personal challenge, an unforgettable tale of human endurance.

Captive

Author:Allan Hall

Publisher:Penguin UK

ISBN:0241003628

Total Pages:288

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One monster. Three innocent girls. Ten years in captivity. 22 August 2002: 21-year-old Michelle Knight disappears walking home. 21 April 2003: Amanda Berry goes missing the day before her seventeenth birthday. 2 April 2004: 14-year-old Gina DeJesus fails to come home from school. For over a decade these girls remained undetected in a house just three miles from the block where they all went missing, held captive by a terrifying sexual predator. Tortured, starved and raped, kept in chains, Captive reveals the dark obsessions that drove Ariel Castro to kidnap and enslave his innocent victims. Based on exclusive interviews with witnesses, psychologists, family and police, this is an unflinching record of a truly shocking crime in a very ordinary neighbourhood. Allan Hall was a New York correspondent for ten years, first for the Sun and later for the Daily Mirror. He has spent the last decade covering German-speaking Europe for newspapers including The Times and the Mail on Sunday. He is the author of two previous books, Monster, an investigation into the life and crimes of Josef Fritzl and Girl in the Cellar: The Natascha Kampusch Story. He lives and works in Berlin.

The Captive

Author:Grace Burrowes

Publisher:Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN:1402278799

Total Pages:448

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A USA Today bestseller He'll never be free... Captured and tortured by the French, Christian Severn, Duke of Mercia, survives by vowing to take revenge on his tormentors. Before the duke can pursue his version of justice, Gillian, Countess of Greendale, reminds him that his small daughter has suffered much in his absence, and needs her papa desperately. Until he surrenders his heart... Gilly endured her difficult marriage by avoiding confrontation and keeping peace at any cost. Christian's devotion to his daughter and his kindness toward Gilly give her hope that she could enjoy a future with him, for surely he of all men shares her loathing for violence in any form. Little does Gilly know, the battle for Christian's heart is only beginning. Captive Hearts series: The Captive (Book 1) The Traitor (Book 2) The Laird (Book 3)

Captive Images

Author:Katherine Biber

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:113530808X

Total Pages:160

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Captive Images examines the law’s treatment of photographic evidence and uses it to investigate the relationship between law, image and fantasy. Based around the scholarly examination of a bank robbery, in which a surveillance camera captures the robbery in progress, Katherine Biber draws upon critical writing from psychoanalysis, postcolonialism, art, law, literature and feminism to 'read' this crime, its texts and its images. The result is an interdisciplinary study of crime that unfolds a compelling narrative about race relations, national identity and fear. This book is an essential read for all levels of law students studying, or interested in, law, criminology and cultural studies.

Indian Captive

Author:Lois Lenski

Publisher:Open Road Media

ISBN:1453227520

Total Pages:316

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A Newbery Honor book inspired by the true story of a girl captured by a Shawnee war party in Colonial America and traded to a Seneca tribe. When twelve-year-old Mary Jemison and her family are captured by Shawnee raiders, she’s sure they’ll all be killed. Instead, Mary is separated from her siblings and traded to two Seneca sisters, who adopt her and make her one of their own. Mary misses her home, but the tribe is kind to her. She learns to plant crops, make clay pots, and sew moccasins, just as the other members do. Slowly, Mary realizes that the Indians are not the monsters she believed them to be. When Mary is given the chance to return to her world, will she want to leave the tribe that has become her family? This Newbery Honor book is based on the true story of Mary Jemison, the pioneer known as the “White Woman of the Genesee.” This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lois Lenski including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.

Captive

Author:Cheryl Brooks

Publisher:Derrymane Press

ISBN:1736030906

Total Pages:N.A

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She stole his freedom… He captured her heart Moriconthan “Moe” Tshevnoe finds an outlet for his anger when a brawl breaks out in a dusty barroom on Haedus Nine. He joins in the melee with enthusiasm, until he is taken prisoner by a beautiful Zetithian woman with electric blue eyes. Forced into hiding by the cruel tyrant who covets her, Klara Tavock must do whatever she can to survive. Impressed by Moe’s pugilistic talent, she captures him, intending to sell him as a gladiator slave. But there’s something about this sexy Zetithian she simply can’t resist. The attraction between them is powerful and undeniable, but when Moe and Klara join forces with the local rebels, they trigger a revolution that could destroy them all… Or set them free.

Captive

Author:Ashley Smith,Stacy Mattingly

Publisher:HarperCollins

ISBN:0062439871

Total Pages:272

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Now a stirring movie from Paramount Pictures—starring Kate Mara (House of Cards and Fantastic Four) and David Oyelowo (Selma)—this inspirational, news-making life story of the young female hostage who in 2005 single-handedly talked the infamous Atlanta courthouse killer, Brian Nichols, into surrendering peacefully by gaining his confidence through her prayers and personal faith and by reading passages to him from the Christian blockbuster A Purpose Driven Life. In March 2005, Ashley Smith made headlines around the globe when she miraculously talked her way out of the hands of alleged courthouse killer Brian Nichols after he took her hostage for seven hours in her suburban Atlanta apartment. In this moving, inspirational account, Ashley shares the details of her traumatic ordeal and expands on how her faith and the bestselling book The Purpose-Driven Life helped her survive and bring the killer's murderous rampage to a peaceful end. Like her captor, Smith too has faced darkness and despair. Seeking a new life, she moved to Atlanta, got a job, enrolled in a medical assistant training program, and was beginning to find her way to becoming the kind of mom she wanted her little girl to have. Then Brian Nichols took her hostage. Just hours earlier, he'd allegedly shot to death a judge, a court reporter, a deputy, and a federal agent and escaped in a stolen vehicle. Now she found herself face-to-face with Nichols, a desperate, heavily armed man with nothing left to lose. Juxtaposing the minute-by-minute tale of her experience with the tragedies and triumphs of her own life, Captive is a riveting story that will leave no reader untouched.

Captured (The Captive Series Book 1)

Author:Erica Stevens

Publisher:Erica Stevens

ISBN:

Total Pages:188

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Taken from her beloved family and woods, Aria’s biggest fear isn’t death... it’s becoming a blood slave for a member of the vampire race. No matter her fate, she must keep her identity hidden from the monsters imprisoning her. She’s already branded a member of the rebellion, but the vampires can never learn the truth of her involvement. Hoping for death, Aria’s world turns upside down when Braith steps forward to claim her. The powerful vampire delays her execution, but it’s only a matter of time before he destroys her. Aria’s determination to hate Braith only increases when she learns he’s a member of the royal family responsible for reducing humans to nothing more than servants and slaves. However, his strange kindness and unexpected gentleness slowly make her realize he’s more than just a monster. Torn between her loyalties to the rebellion, and a growing love for her greatest enemy, Aria must decide between everything she’s ever known and a love she never dreamed of finding. The Captive Series is mature YA/New Adult. This book contains some language, violence, and sexual situations. Recommended for ages sixteen and up. Recommended reading order for the completed Captive Series. Captured (Book 1) Renegade (Book 2) Refugee (Book 3) Salvation (Book 4) Redemption (Book 5) Broken (The Captive Series Prequel) Vengeance (Book 6) Unbound (Book 7) Keywords: Teen romance strong heroine action adventure contemporary fantasy fiction urban fantasy young adult romance book folklore romance suspenseful teen romance new adult dystopian love story supernatural love story action adventure new adult dystopian strong male lead fantasy coming of age strong male lead supernatural suspense enemies to lovers young adult romance book strong heroine vampire fantasy character with special needs vampire romance alpha male dystopian love story fantasy coming of age mythical creatures folklore fiction hate to love romance.

Captive!

Author:C. Dale Baldwin

Publisher:Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency

ISBN:163135857X

Total Pages:N.A

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Enter the jet-setting life of self-made billionaire Ramses Aristotle Matthews, a successful corporate lawyer and the CEO of his own firm. The powerful novel Captive! Eyes of Genius unravels the mysteries of his life. This take-charge executive exhibits all-consuming desires, not only when it comes to business interests, but also with anything concerning his new wife, Celeste Anastasia. He lavishes her with love and money, but in return, he must also psychologically dominate her. He believes that he is simply being protective, not smothering. Ramses uses power and passion to manipulate his wife. With their marriage built around obsession, will Celeste choose to break away or does she enjoy being held Captive?

The Captive

Author:Elle Kennedy

Publisher:Harlequin

ISBN:1488057974

Total Pages:N.A

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A mercenary just kidnapped the mother of his unborn child in a thrilling romance by New York Times bestselling author Elle Kennedy, originally published in 2011 as Missing Mother-to-Be! Lana Kelley never imagined the magical night she shared with a stranger would result in pregnancy. But when she’s kidnapped, Lana is shocked to discover one of her captors is none other than the father of her unborn child. Mercenary Deacon Holt can’t understand Lana. She should hate him. Instead, she refuses to believe he’s coldhearted. Though Deacon tries to remain detached, he can’t deny he still wants Lana. And when Lana’s life is threatened, Deacon will risk all to help her escape….

The Indian Captive

Author:Matthew Brayton

Publisher:Good Press

ISBN:

Total Pages:135

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"The Indian Captive" by Matthew Brayton. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Captive

Author:Rafe Jadison

Publisher:JMS Books LLC

ISBN:137079651X

Total Pages:100

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As an ex-Marine and a bookstore owner, Alex Kitteridge is not the kind of guy to lose his cool. At least, not until he meets Roderick Levine, a high-powered lawyer with an attitude and a passion for blaring his vehicle horn. When he makes the mistake of taking his anger out on Alex, Roderick finds he has messed with the wrong guy. What starts as a grocery store argument soon explodes into a passionate night in steamy showers, moving vans, and locker rooms, with a sexual tension neither man can deny. But what happens when it's all over? Could the jackass from the grocery store turn out to be something more, or was Alex just held captive?

Luther's The Church Held Captive in Babylon

Author:Denis Janz

Publisher:Oxford University Press

ISBN:0199359547

Total Pages:352

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In August of 1520, Martin Luther published the first of three incendiary works, Address to the German Nobility, in which he urged secular authorities to take a strong hand in "reforming" the Roman church. In October, he published The Church Held Captive, and by December the deepest theological rationale appeared in The Freedom of a Christian. With these three books, the relatively unknown Friar Martin exploded onto the Western European literary and religious scene. These three works have been universally acknowledged as classics of the Reformation, and of the Western religious tradition in general. Though Reformation scholars have been reluctant to single out one as the most important of the three, Denis Janz proposes a bold case for The Church Held Captive. In the first entirely new translation in more than a century, Janz presents Luther's text as it hasn't been read in English before. Previous translations stifle the original text by dulling the sharpest edges of its argumentation and tame Luther by substituting euphemisms for his vulgarities. In Janz's dual language edition we see the provocative, offensive, and extreme restored. In his wide-ranging introduction, Janz offers much-needed context to clarify the role of The Church Held Captive in Luther's life and the life of the Reformation. This edition is the most reader-friendly scholarly version of Luther's classic in the English language.