The Crown of Thorns

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ISBN:8378594181

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Ginie bezcenny, czyniący cuda obraz Matki Bożej z Guadelupe. Watykan, w akcie desperacji, składa wszystkim wywiadom świata nietypową ofertę: w zamian za pomoc w odzyskaniu malowidła, oferuje współpracę szpiegowską. Ma ona polegać na... dostępie do protokołów spowiedzi. Taka wiedza to prawdziwy rząd dusz. Wyczuwając okazję, dowództwo francuskiego wywiadu powołuje specjalną grupę do wytropienia malowidła. Wkrótce okazuje się, że nic nie jest takie, jakim się początkowo wydaje. *** Spowiedź jaką znamy wymyślono w XIII wieku. Czy, tak jak celibat, istnieje po to, by zabezpieczyć interesy Kościoła? Czy instytucja Kościoła to największy wywiad świata, a spowiedź i jej tajemnica są wyłącznie iluzją służącą zdobywaniu informacji? I czy w dzisiejszym świecie ktokolwiek może jeszcze pozostać anonimowy? A jeśli jesteśmy bezustannie śledzeni, a agencje wywiadowcze i korporacje zbierają o nas setki, na pozór nieistotnych informacji? Najnowsze zdobycze szpiegowskiej technologii, arcydzieła renesansu i miłość. Wielkie zagadki współczesności, historia sztuki i egzotyczne lokalizacje. Maroko, Paryż, Mediolan. Kair w czasie bliskim Egipskiej Wiośnie. Zderzenie kultur zachodniego świata z Islamem. Agent Jean Paul Bernard to nie francuski Bond. To ktoś znacznie więcej! *** Jean trafił do wywiadu przez przypadek. Jako wypalony pracownik dużego banku, rozczarowany korporacyjnym zakłamaniem, zaczął okradać własną firmę. Z bezsilnej złości, w przekonaniu że uderzy w podstawy systemu. Przyłapany, miał trafić na wiele lat za kratki. Pod wpływem gróźb zgodził się na pracę dla służb specjalnych. Uniknął ciężkiego więzienia, ale stracił samego siebie... Jacek Brzozowski, rocznik 79. Dotychczas opublikował „Horyzont zdarzeń” (grudzień, 2010 r.), jedyną powieść o tajemnicy wylatowskich kręgów w zbożu. Mocne zakorzenienie w rzeczywistości, dociekliwość i połączenie różnych nietypowych faktów z całego świata – to cechy charakterystyczne jego prozy. www.woczachjejblekitu.pl

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Explore the world of DreamWorks Animation's Spirit Riding Free with this adventurous new series, written in letter format, featuring the innermost thoughts of all of Miradero's best PALs--Pru, Abigail, and Lucky! Dear Friend, The PALs are splitting up for spring break! Pru's staying in Miradero to help her dad on the range, Abigail is visiting her fancy cousin, and Lucky is going on vacation to Destiny Falls with her dad and new stepmom. As if being apart isn't weird enough, nothing over break is going as expected! Pru needs to run a children's rodeo by herself, Abigail's cousin Ariella doesn't want to spend time with her, and Lucky's cousin Julian keeps hinting that Lucky's family might want to extend their visit to Destiny Falls...permanently! Not being together is hard, but we're still there for one another through it all. PALs Forever!Pru, Abigail, and Lucky DreamWorks Spirit Riding Free © 2019 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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From global phenomenon C. S. Pacat comes the first novel in her critically acclaimed Captive Prince trilogy. Damen is a warrior hero to his people, and the rightful heir to the throne of Akielos, but when his half brother seizes power, Damen is captured, stripped of his identity, and sent to serve the prince of an enemy nation as a pleasure slave. Beautiful, manipulative and deadly, his new master Prince Laurent epitomizes the worst of the court at Vere. But in the lethal political web of the Veretian court, nothing is as it seems, and when Damen finds himself caught up in a play for the throne, he must work together with Laurent to survive and save his country. For Damen, there is just one rule: never, ever reveal his true identity. Because the one man Damen needs is the one man who has more reason to hate him than anyone else...

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By #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black, the first book in a stunning new series about a mortal girl who finds herself caught in a web of royal faerie intrigue. Of course I want to be like them. They're beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever. And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe. Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King. To win a place at the Court, she must defy him--and face the consequences. In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

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Author:Terry Goodkind

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ISBN:0795346034

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The Seeker of Truth takes his rightful place as the new ruler of D’Hara in the 3rd novel of the #1 New York Timesbestselling author’s epic fantasy series. After escaping from the Palace of Prophets, Richard comes to terms with his true identity as a War Wizard. But when he brings down the barrier between the Old and New Worlds, the Imperial Order suddenly poses a threat to the the freedom of all humankind. As the Imperial Order sends delegations and armies into the New World, Richard’s only chance to stop the invasion is to claim his heritage as the new Lord Rahl and ruler of D’Hara. But convincing the D’Harans of his legitimacy won’t be easy. Meanwhile, a powerful enemy is on the trail of Richard’s love, Kahlan Amnell. And when the spell Richard cast to protect her is broken, he must martial his newfound authority—and the armies that come with it—to save her life.

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David Weber's Like a Mighty Army is the hotly anticipated seventh volume in the New York Times bestselling Safehold series For centuries, the world of Safehold, last redoubt of the human race, lay under the unchallenged rule of the Church of God Awaiting. The Church permitted nothing new-no new inventions, no new understandings of the world. What no one knew was that the Church was an elaborate fraud--a high-tech system established by a rebel faction of Safehold's founders, meant to keep humanity hidden from the powerful alien race that had destroyed old Earth. Then awoke Merlyn Athrawes, cybernetic avatar of a warrior a thousand years dead, felled in the war in which Earth was lost. Monk, warrior, counselor to princes and kings, Merlyn has one purpose: to restart the history of the too-long-hidden human race. And now the fight is thoroughly underway. The island empire of Charis has declared its independence from the Church, and with Merlyn's help has vaulted forward into a new age of steam-powered efficiency. Fending off the wounded Church, Charis has drawn more and more of the countries of Safehold to the cause of independence and self-determination. But at a heavy cost in bloodshed and loss--a cost felt by nobody more keenly that Merlyn Athrawes. The wounded Church is regrouping. Its armies and resources are vast. The fight for humanity's future isn't over, and won't be over soon... Safehold Series 1. Off Armageddon Reef 2. By Schism Rent Asunder 3. By Heresies Distressed 4. A Mighty Fortress 5. How Firm A Foundation 6. Midst Toil and Tribulation 7. Like A Mighty Army 8. Hell's Foundations Quiver 9. At the Sign of Triumph At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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Publisher:Boom! Studios

ISBN:1641447044

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The GLAAD Award nominated series Fence returns as a graphic novel series as best-selling novelist C.S. Pacat (Captive Prince) and popular online sensation Johanna The Mad present the next all-new thrilling chapter of the Kings Row fencing team! Just as Nicholas, Seiji and the fencing team at the prodigious Kings Row private school seem to be coming together, a deadly rival from their past stands in their way once more. MacRobertson is the school that knocked Kings Row out of the State Championships last year - but unless Nicholas and Seiji can learn to work together as a team, their school is doomed once again! And maybe those two can learn to be something more than teammates too...

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Publisher:Boom! Studios

ISBN:1641441879

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From the superstar team of C.S. Pacat (The Captive Prince) and fan-favorite artist Johanna the Mad comes the third volume of this acclaimed, dynamic series.