The Crown of Thorns

Author:Aaron Becker

Publisher:Candlewick Press

ISBN:153622071X

Total Pages:40

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The winner of the prestigious Caldecott Honor, and described by the New York Times as 'a masterwork', Aaron Becker's stunning, wordless picture book debut about self-determination and unexpected friendship follows a little girl who draws a magic door on her bedroom wall. Through it she escapes into a world where wonder, adventure and danger abound. Red marker pen in hand, she creates a boat, a balloon and a flying carpet which carry her on a spectacular journey ... who knows where? When she is captured by a sinister emperor, only an act of tremendous courage and kindness can set her free. Can it also guide her home and to happiness? In this exquisitely illustrated book, an ordinary child is launched on an extraordinary, magical journey towards her greatest and most rewarding adventure of all...

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Starcadia Quest #1

Author:James Roberts

Publisher:IDW Publishing

ISBN:

Total Pages:N.A

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Out in the Frontier, the toughest jobs in the galaxy are handled by Freelance Adventuring Crews, and on his sixteenth birthday (kinda), the delivery boy known as Starkid sends out a call for the best recruits he can get... at his local Stardollars coffee shop. An action-packed and hilarious QWST begins!

Elfquest: The Final Quest #3

Author:Richard Pini,Wendy Pini

Publisher:Dark Horse Comics (Single Issues)

ISBN:

Total Pages:30

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Chieftess Ember begins her darkest journey alone when she's held captive by a brutal human tyrant. Will her sacrifice ensure the safe escape of her tribe as they flee into unknown territory? And can the sacred connection between Ember and her elfin lovemate survive when they are forcefully separated? * Brand-new _ElfQuest_ adventures! * Collects _ElfQuest_ extras from past and present!

Starcadia Quest #2

Author:James Roberts

Publisher:IDW Publishing

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Total Pages:N.A

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Starkid, a delivery-boy-turned-spaceship-captain, and his crew of a gamer barista and a, well, criminal, are off on their first adventure! They have to get to Teklawn and run a secret mission, because if they don't, they'll never be Freelance Adventurers. The only thing that could send them off-course is... a well-placed holo-ad?! The action-packed and hilarious QWST continues!

Elfquest Special: The Final Quest

Author:Richard Pini,Wendy Pini

Publisher:Dark Horse Comics (Single Issues)

ISBN:

Total Pages:63

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For generations, the elves sought a safe haven against all who would do them harm. But the dream that Chief Cutter and his Wolfriders fought and died for may be the very thing destroying them. The skills that helped them survive the harsh world are fading, and the growing threat of a tyrant obsessed with exterminating all elves makes for a disastrous brew that must surely boil over. * Winner of the Golden Pen Award from the Young Adult Advisory Committee! * An oversized prologue to the Elfquest: The Final Quest series! * Marking thirty years of Elfquest action and adventure! "One of the most important works in American Fantasy."American Library Association "Wendy Pini is probably the most influential female cartoonist of a generation."Ninth Art

The Cavanaugh Quest

Author:Thomas Gifford

Publisher:Open Road Media

ISBN:1453266100

Total Pages:405

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Edgar Award nominee: Backwoods treachery links a string of grisly Minnesota murders Reporter Paul Cavanaugh is coming home from an afternoon tennis match when he sees an ambulance outside his building’s door. A half hour earlier, the mild-mannered Larry Blankenship walked into the lobby, said hello to the doorman, and blew his brains out in front of the elevator bank, leaving behind a note apologizing for the mess. Cavanaugh retreats to his apartment to forget this disturbing scene, thinking the story is over when the police take away the body. But the suicide is only the beginning. A knot of death is tied tight around Blankenship’s wife, Kim, an ice-cold beauty from the backwoods of northern Minnesota. As he investigates the string of deaths, Cavanaugh discovers a decades-old atrocity that may explain why the men who know Kim vanish faster than a sunny day in Minneapolis.

ElfQuest: The Final Quest #16

Author:Richard and Wendy Pini

Publisher:Dark Horse Comics

ISBN:

Total Pages:32

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The invading human army lands. Now all the elves must pull together to defend the ancestral home of the Wolfriders. Their most potent weapon, the Palace of the High Ones, will not, cannot, be used, even in self-defense. And Cutter, seemingly restored, suddenly realizes he has a new quest: to seek the one being in the world who can right an ancient wrong. A New York Times best-selling series! Brand-new ElfQuest adventures!

Quest of the Highlander

Author:Cynthia Wright

Publisher:Boxwood Manor Books

ISBN:1948053306

Total Pages:N.A

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New York Times Bestselling author Cynthia Wright “magically blends passion and history!” – RT Book Reviews A HIGHLANDER NO MORE Lennox MacLeod was raised on the Isle of Skye as the grandson of the powerful chief of Clan MacLeod, yet his kind heart and artistic talent set him apart from other Highland warriors. When Lennox uncovers a shocking secret, he angrily sets out on a quest to discover where he truly belongs. BOLD DREAMS DASHED Beautiful, strong-willed Nora Brodie has devoted her life to becoming a master weaver of royal tapestries, even though men scoff at a woman achieving such a goal. At Stirling Castle, Nora is determined to make her dreams come true, until the night a dissolute Englishman steals something she can never replace. THE WINDS OF FATE Hiding a shameful secret, Nora must leave Stirling, and the only person who can help her is the splendid Highlander, Lennox MacLeod. Traveling together, Lennox and Nora forge a passionate bond as lovers and soulmates. But upon arriving in Tudor London, truths are revealed and choices loom. Does the flame of love stand a chance against the powerful winds of fate? This full-length Scottish historical romance is Book 5 in the Crowns & Kilts series, but can also be enjoyed as a stand-alone novel. In QUEST OF THE HIGHLANDER, readers will reunite with Andrew & Micheline from OF ONE HEART (Crowns & Kilts, Book 2). CROWNS & KILTS: The St. Briac Family 1526: YOU & NO OTHER (Thomas & Aimée) 1532: OF ONE HEART (Andrew & Micheline) 1538: ABDUCTED AT THE ALTAR (Christophe & Fiona) 1539: RETURN OF THE LOST BRIDE (Ciaran & Violette) 1541: QUEST OF THE HIGHLANDER (Lennox & Nora) The St. Briac Family in the Regency: 1808: THE SECRET OF LOVE (Gabriel & Isabella) 1818: HIS MAKE-BELIEVE BRIDE (Justin & Mouette) Cynthia Wright always delivers, book after book. If you are a tried and true fan already, you can't wait for another new release. If you are new to her books....well, lucky, lucky you. Let the reading begin!! ~ Elizabeth Clayton, Amazon reader

Assassin's Quest (The Illustrated Edition)

Author:Robin Hobb

Publisher:Spectra

ISBN:0553897470

Total Pages:768

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“An enthralling conclusion to this superb trilogy, displaying an exceptional combination of originality, magic, adventure, character, and drama.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) King Shrewd is dead at the hands of his son Regal. As is Fitz—or so his enemies and friends believe. But with the help of his allies and his beast magic, he emerges from the grave, deeply scarred in body and soul. The kingdom also teeters toward ruin: Regal has plundered and abandoned the capital, while the rightful heir, Prince Verity, is lost to his mad quest—perhaps to death. Only Verity’s return—or the heir his princess carries—can save the Six Duchies. But Fitz will not wait. Driven by loss and bitter memories, he undertakes a quest: to kill Regal. The journey casts him into deep waters, as he discovers wild currents of magic within him—currents that will either drown him or make him something more than he was. Praise for Robin Hobb and Assassin’s Quest “Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb’s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.”—George R. R. Martin “Superbly written, wholly satisfying, unforgettable: better than any fantasy trilogy in print—including mine!”—Melanie Rawn

Con Quest!

Author:Sam Maggs

Publisher:Imprint

ISBN:1250307287

Total Pages:256

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"An awesome adventure that celebrates fandom—and what could be better than that?" —Nerdist The debut novel from bestselling author Sam Maggs, Con Quest! is a comics convention adventure for young readers about fandom, family, and finding your place in the world! Cat and Alex are excited to be at the world’s most popular comics convention—and they’re even more excited to compete in the Quest, a huge scavenger hunt run by their favorite nerdy celebrity. The big prize: a chance to meet him! The twins ditch their older sister Fi and set off to find geeky clues, tackle nerdy challenges, and cross as many items as possible off their Quest list, which includes volunteering at an Artist Alley booth, gathering cosplayers in enough colors to make a double rainbow, and actually finding something healthy to eat in the convention center! Can the twins work together even when they disagree on how to compete? Will Fi find Cat and Alex before their parents realize they’re missing? Most importantly, can these ultimate fans complete the ultimate Quest? An Imprint Book "An absolute treasure, full of heart, fandom, and family." —Marieke Nijkamp, New York Times-bestselling author of The Oracle Code

Literature and Quest

Author:Christine Arkinstall

Publisher:Rodopi

ISBN:9789051835151

Total Pages:155

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What does the word “quest” conjure up? A journey in the hope of fulfillment, an exploration of identities, questions, the nature of research itself, or the darker side of quest in the form of conquest, colonisation and displacement? These are some of the threads taken up and developed in this collection of essays by established and emerging scholars. Germaine Greer, Italo Calvino, Umberto Eco, Serge Doubrovsky, A. S. Byatt, Novalis, Melville, Valéry, Beckett, Stanislao Nievo, Victor Segalen, Sibilla Aleramo, Dacia Maraini, Defoe, Tournier, Coetzee, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Cintio Vitier, Domingo del Monte, Ramón de Palma, Pablo Armando Fernández, Hubert Aquin, Anne Hébert , Homer, Proust, Balzac and Robbe-Grillet provide the literary voices that invite these scholars to embark on their own quests into subjects as diverse as the relationships between texts, authors and readers, the initiatic journey, spirituality and enlightenment, female autobiography and identity, oppression, imperialism and postcolonial discourses, not to mention the history of the quest itself. The result is a rich tapestry of thought-provoking insights into the inexhaustible connections between literature and quest.

The Quest for a General Theory of Leadership

Author:George R. Goethals,Georgia Jones Sorenson

Publisher:Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN:1847202934

Total Pages:272

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This book represents a most robust look at the study of leadership while representing multiple disciplines in a quest to find agreement about leadership and theory. Russ Volckmann, International Leadership Review In this compelling book, top scholars from diverse fields describe the progress they have made in developing a general theory of leadership. Led by James MacGregor Burns, Pulitzer Prize winning author of the classic Leadership (1978), they tell the story of this intellectual venture and the conclusions and questions that arose from it. The early chapters describe how, in order to discuss an integrative theory, the group first wrestled with the nature of theory as well as basic aspects of the human condition that make leadership necessary and possible. They then tackle topics such as: the many faces of power woven into the leadership fabric; crucial elements of group dynamics and the leader follower relationship; ethical issues lying at the heart of leadership; constructivist perspectives on leadership, causality, and social change; and the historical and cultural contexts that influence and are influenced by leadership. The book concludes with a commentary by Joanne Ciulla and an Afterword by James MacGregor Burns. The contributors thorough coverage of leadership, as well as their approach to this unique undertaking, will be of great interest to leaders, students and scholars of leadership.

Creative Quest

Author:Questlove

Publisher:HarperCollins

ISBN:006267059X

Total Pages:288

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NAMED A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2018 BY Esquire • PopSugar • The Huffington Post • Buzzfeed • Publishers Weekly A unique new guide to creativity from Questlove—inspirations, stories, and lessons on how to live your best creative life Questlove—musician, bandleader, designer, producer, culinary entrepreneur, professor, and all-around cultural omnivore—shares his wisdom on the topics of inspiration and originality in a one-of-a-kind guide to living your best creative life. In Creative Quest, Questlove synthesizes all the creative philosophies, lessons, and stories he’s heard from the many creators and collaborators in his life, and reflects on his own experience, to advise readers and fans on how to consider creativity and where to find it. He addresses many topics—what it means to be creative, how to find a mentor and serve as an apprentice, the wisdom of maintaining a creative network, coping with critics and the foibles of success, and the specific pitfalls of contemporary culture—all in the service of guiding admirers who have followed his career and newcomers not yet acquainted with his story. Whether discussing his own life or channeling the lessons he’s learned from forefathers such as George Clinton, collaborators like D’Angelo, or like-minded artists including Ava DuVernay, David Byrne, Björk, and others, Questlove speaks with the candor and enthusiasm that fans have come to expect. Creative Quest is many things—above all, a wise and wide-ranging conversation around the eternal mystery of creativity.

The Contemporary Quest for Jesus

Author:N. T. Wright

Publisher:Fortress Press

ISBN:9781451414950

Total Pages:104

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One of the most prominent voices in New Testament research today concisely explores what he sees as the six major questions historical Jesus research must address, including: How does Jesus fit into Judaism? What were Jesus' aims? and Why did Jesus die?

The Knight on His Quest

Author:Piotr Sadowski

Publisher:University of Delaware Press

ISBN:9780874135800

Total Pages:289

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This book offers an integrated interpretative analysis of the major thematic aspects of the English fourteenth-century romance Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. The chief aim of author Piotr Sadowski is to look at the contents of the narrative in their entirety and to take full advantage of the poem's exceptional and widely praised harmony of structure and design. Within that design, Sadowski focuses on the poem's presentation of the main protagonist and his adventures, seen first of all as a generalized metaphor of the human life understood as a spiritual quest, and, in a more historical sense, as an expression and critique of certain ideals, values, and anxieties that characterized the late medieval institutions of the court, chivalry, and the Church. Sadowski built the interpretive framework of Sir Gawain from an eclectic theoretical base that he believes is most valuable and useful in approaching medieval literature. The main focus of the study remains the literary text itself, created by an author who communicates his view of the world through the poem.

The Quest

Author:Daniel Yergin

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101563702

Total Pages:832

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This long-awaited successor to Daniel Yergin’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Prize provides an essential, overarching narrative of global energy, the principal engine of geopolitical and economic change A master storyteller as well as a leading energy expert, Daniel Yergin continues the riveting story begun in his Pulitzer Prize–winning book, The Prize. In The Quest, Yergin shows us how energy is an engine of global political and economic change and conflict, in a story that spans the energies on which our civilization has been built and the new energies that are competing to replace them. The Quest tells the inside stories, tackles the tough questions, and reveals surprising insights about coal, electricity, and natural gas. He explains how climate change became a great issue and leads readers through the rebirth of renewable energies, energy independence, and the return of the electric car. Epic in scope and never more timely, The Quest vividly reveals the decisions, technologies, and individuals that are shaping our future.

The Quest

Author:Lyman C.D. Kulathungam

Publisher:Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN:1621897826

Total Pages:292

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The human spirit seems incapable of being stagnant, ever pushing the boundaries of knowledge and experience. We try to understand life through questions regarding our own existence, the nature of the universe, and the nature of God. The question of our collective heart is the external manifestation of an internal longing--a quest, if you will. This thirst to understand reality can be seen in superstructures that are scientific, social, political, and especially religious. When considering the doctrines, institutions, and rituals of religions, we observe certain core aspirations expressed by the people of these communities. These aspirations generate from an underlying quest which seeks a way out of our perceived predicament: a salvific quest. Regardless of whether we view ourselves as religious, pre-religious, post-religious, or non-religious, we find ourselves involved in such a quest; it seems to be an integral part of our human personhood. Using a unique framework of analysis, this book explores Christ's relevance to the quest expressed by the communities of eight major living religions--a relevance that neither degrades Christ nor demeans other "saviors." Christ is not part of the human quest, but is well equipped to satisfy that quest.

Tablighi Jamaat and the Quest for the London Mega Mosque

Author:Z. Pieri

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:1137464399

Total Pages:194

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The book charts the attempts of Islam's largest missionary movement, the Tablighi Jamaat, to build Europe's largest mosque in London. Key themes include how Islamic movements engage and adapt within liberal democracies and how local contexts are key in understanding how and why movements operate in a given way.

Yukon Quest

Author:Lew Freedman

Publisher:Epicenter Press

ISBN:9781935347057

Total Pages:219

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Over beer and hamburgers at the Two Rivers Lodge near Fairbanks, Alaska, a small group of mushers conceived a gutsy idea for a new sled dog race that would be more challenging than any other marathon race in the Far North. In 1984, mushers organized the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race between Fairbanks and Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. Soon, mushers adopted an unofficial race motto, "Survive first, race second." The Quest trail boasts fewer checkpoints, longer wilderness runs, and more campouts. The trail crosses three mountain passes, including the dreaded 3,685-foot Eagle Summit, a killer of mushers' dreams. Outdoor survival skills and self reliance are on a par with commercial sponsorships and high-tech sleds and mushing gear. Yukon Quest is an exciting, inspirational story full of bigger-than-life characters told by Lew Freedman, best-selling author of eight books about sled-dog racing. Includes a list of race champions, names of all finishers, and 16 pages of photos.