The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Tor Books

ISBN:0765395568

Total Pages:304

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"Creepy, powerful, wonderfully twisted."--New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry Spawned by Brendan Deneen’s own experiences relocating to a New Jersey suburb with his young family, The Chrysalis combines chills, thrills, and a literal monster in the basement with commentary on love, marriage, and impending parenthood. Welcome to the dark side of suburbia. Barely employed millennials Tom and Jenny Decker have to grow up fast when they lose their cheap Manhattan apartment. Leaving “the city” is hard, but the blow is softened when they stumble upon a surprisingly affordable house in the suburbs. For Tom, the bills, the mortgage, and Jenny's unexpected pregnancy add up to terror. He's not ready for this kind of responsibility. Then he finds the thing in the basement. It makes him feel like a winner even as it scrambles his senses. A new job soon has him raking in the big bucks—enough that Jenny can start making her entrepreneurial dreams come true. The Deckers' dream home conceals more than one deadly secret. As Tom's obsession with the basement grows, Jenny realizes that to save her family, she must expose everything. Before it destroys them all. No one ever really wants to grow up...but sometimes behaving like an adult is the only way to survive. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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The Chrysalis

Author:Heather Terrell

Publisher:Ballantine Books

ISBN:0345500296

Total Pages:240

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Haarlem, Holland, seventeenth-century: The city’s chief magistrate commissions a family portrait from Dutch master painter Johannes Miereveld. But when the artist sees the magistrate’s daughter, Amalia, an illicit love affair begins. Miereveld creates a captivating masterpiece, The Chrysalis–a stunning portrait of the Virgin Mary, full of Catholic symbols, that outrages his Protestant patron and signals the death of his career. New York, present day: Mara Coyne is one high-profile case away from making partner at her powerful Manhattan law firm, and now the client that is sure to seal the deal has fallen into her lap. The prestigious Beazley’s auction house is about to sell a lost masterwork, The Chrysalis, in an auction that is destined to become legendary. Standing in the way, however, is the shocking accusation that the painting belongs not to Beazley’s client but to Hilda Baum, the daughter of a Dutch collector who lost his paintings–and his life–to the Nazis. The case brings an unexpected surprise when Mara discovers that Beazley’s in-house attorney is Michael Roarke, a man for whom she once had an intense attraction. But the same skills that make her a brilliant litigator also make Mara suspicious, and she begins to believe that Hilda’s tragic family story might be more than just heartbreaking–it might be true. And the man she’s come to love might not be who she thought he was at all. Spanning centuries and continents, The Chrysalis is a brilliant, intelligent, fast-paced thriller that melds art and history into a provocative work of fiction. From the underground Catholicism in seventeenth-century Holland to the unspeakable crimes of the Nazis and the repercussions that reverberate to this day throughout the art world, Heather Terrell has created a fascinating story that will entrance readers to the very last page.

Chrysalis

Author:Brendan Reichs

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:0525517065

Total Pages:416

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The stunning finale of the Project Nemesis trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Brendan Reichs. The 64 members of Fire Lake's sophomore class have managed to survive the first two phases of the Program--and each other. Now, they alone have emerged into the dawn of a new era on Earth, into a Fire Lake valley that's full of otherworldly dangers and challenges. Although staying alive in this broken world should force Min, Noah, Tack, and the others to form new alliances, old feuds die hard, and the brutality of the earlier Program phases cannot be forgotten. But being a team isn't easy for the sophomores, and when they discover that they may not be alone on the planet after all, they'll have to decide if they're going to work together . . . or die together.

The Chrysalis

Author:Heather Terrell

Publisher:Ballantine Books

ISBN:0345500296

Total Pages:240

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Haarlem, Holland, seventeenth-century: The city’s chief magistrate commissions a family portrait from Dutch master painter Johannes Miereveld. But when the artist sees the magistrate’s daughter, Amalia, an illicit love affair begins. Miereveld creates a captivating masterpiece, The Chrysalis–a stunning portrait of the Virgin Mary, full of Catholic symbols, that outrages his Protestant patron and signals the death of his career. New York, present day: Mara Coyne is one high-profile case away from making partner at her powerful Manhattan law firm, and now the client that is sure to seal the deal has fallen into her lap. The prestigious Beazley’s auction house is about to sell a lost masterwork, The Chrysalis, in an auction that is destined to become legendary. Standing in the way, however, is the shocking accusation that the painting belongs not to Beazley’s client but to Hilda Baum, the daughter of a Dutch collector who lost his paintings–and his life–to the Nazis. The case brings an unexpected surprise when Mara discovers that Beazley’s in-house attorney is Michael Roarke, a man for whom she once had an intense attraction. But the same skills that make her a brilliant litigator also make Mara suspicious, and she begins to believe that Hilda’s tragic family story might be more than just heartbreaking–it might be true. And the man she’s come to love might not be who she thought he was at all. Spanning centuries and continents, The Chrysalis is a brilliant, intelligent, fast-paced thriller that melds art and history into a provocative work of fiction. From the underground Catholicism in seventeenth-century Holland to the unspeakable crimes of the Nazis and the repercussions that reverberate to this day throughout the art world, Heather Terrell has created a fascinating story that will entrance readers to the very last page.

Hank and the Chrysalis

Author:Sandra Cambra, LICSW

Publisher:Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN:109806951X

Total Pages:26

Viewed:1717

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Support children through grief and loss. Hank and the Chrysalis is a powerful story told by a ten-year-old boy who shares the loss of his mother on hospice. It is a book designed to support children of all ages and backgrounds who are dealing with an upcoming or past loss. It both normalizes the child's perspective of loss while also providing the adults in their lives meaningful and practical ways to support them. Hank shows that many people are available to support a grieving child and details positive coping tools that can be utilized to improve their emotional health. Children need to know there are moments or normalcy during loss and that there is hope for happiness again after loss. Hank and the Chrysalis is an easy-to-use resource that can be utilized in individual and group settings.

The Chrysalis

Author:Brendan Deneen

Publisher:Tor Books

ISBN:0765395568

Total Pages:304

Viewed:903

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"Creepy, powerful, wonderfully twisted."--New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry Spawned by Brendan Deneen’s own experiences relocating to a New Jersey suburb with his young family, The Chrysalis combines chills, thrills, and a literal monster in the basement with commentary on love, marriage, and impending parenthood. Welcome to the dark side of suburbia. Barely employed millennials Tom and Jenny Decker have to grow up fast when they lose their cheap Manhattan apartment. Leaving “the city” is hard, but the blow is softened when they stumble upon a surprisingly affordable house in the suburbs. For Tom, the bills, the mortgage, and Jenny's unexpected pregnancy add up to terror. He's not ready for this kind of responsibility. Then he finds the thing in the basement. It makes him feel like a winner even as it scrambles his senses. A new job soon has him raking in the big bucks—enough that Jenny can start making her entrepreneurial dreams come true. The Deckers' dream home conceals more than one deadly secret. As Tom's obsession with the basement grows, Jenny realizes that to save her family, she must expose everything. Before it destroys them all. No one ever really wants to grow up...but sometimes behaving like an adult is the only way to survive. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Chrysalis

Author:Miguel Enrique Fiol-Elias

Publisher:iUniverse

ISBN:9781475901504

Total Pages:112

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A young biology student at the University of Puerto Rico reveals his sexual orientation to his wealthy San Juan family by wearing a diamond earring in his left ear at Sunday dinner. In addition to confronting them with their prejudices, he unexpectedly revives a secret crime of passion that involved his paternal grandfather. Fascinated, the young man fantasizes the story of his grandfathers love and develops a unique emotional bond that leads him to research the genetic causes of homosexuality - and to startling discoveries.

The Chrysalis

Author:Toria Newman

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:1543495133

Total Pages:160

Viewed:939

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Robbie is a young woman with spastic cerebral palsy. She has limited speech and spends most of her time in her wheelchair. So it appears to her that life is just passing her by and that there is nothing she can do about it. Robbie is involved in a tragic accident, and while she is unconscious, she visits heaven. There, she is shown the path her life could take, giving her hope and a purpose. However, this would mean that she would live the rest of her life as a disabled person. The Chrysalis is Robbies journeyfrom where she is like the caterpillar, as she feeds off the goodness of others, then to the chrysalis, where she learns her own worth and abilities, becoming an adult. Finally, she evolves into that beautiful butterfly that she was always meant to be.

Finding the Chrysalis Kingdom

Author:Karen Seelenbinder

Publisher:WestBow Press

ISBN:1973609126

Total Pages:52

Viewed:1976

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Twiggle Wiggle and Squiggley Wiggley are the last two crawling caterpillars in the lost land of Cool-Pillars. Knowing they are the only hope to keep the butterflies from becoming extinct, Squiggley desperately searches for the Chrysalis Kingdom. During his search, he is captured and thrown into a dark cell. Twiggle Wiggle is more concerned with being beautiful and strutting with the Cool-Pillars than finding a kingdom that doesnt exist. But when she discovers her best friend has been taken prisoner, she puts her life in danger to save him. With Twiggles sacrifice, Squiggley discovers where the Chrysalis Kingdom is, but Mr. Cooley and his guards have surrounded the two friends and are closing in. No more butterflies! declares Mr. Cooley.

Tribes of the Chrysalis

Author:Tony Ward

Publisher:Page Publishing Inc

ISBN:1662405847

Total Pages:200

Viewed:327

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Tribes of the Chrysalis: A Crowning of Thorns is a spiritual novel based on real experiences in the mountains above Sedona, Arizona. Men of all ages met and discussed and helped each other learn from where they came from, their wounds, and their healing over a three-day period of spiritual ceremony.

Out of the Chrysalis : Free to Fly

Author:Kimberly Abate

Publisher:Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN:1304986543

Total Pages:N.A

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Out of the Chrysalis: Free To Fly, celebrates and embraces the transformation within oneself when surviving a loss. Healing after a divorce, or the death of a loved one can be extremely difficult. The author describes some personal accounts of her own struggles and compares them to what a caterpillar goes through when transforming into a beautiful butterfly. The battle within our own chrysalis is something that most of us cannot understand. The author offers her own story in the hopes that the reader will be inspired enough to begin their own journey towards transformation and in turn be free to fly.

The Chrysalis of Oc: Innocent and the Innocents

Author:Peter V. Wright

Publisher:Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN:1483437744

Total Pages:N.A

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At the turn of the thirteenth century, a tolerant, wealthy, and cultured society blossomed in what is now southwestern France. Occitania was the domain of the Counts of Toulouse. Its people valued poetry, music, and literature over warfare. Their language Occitan, was the lingua franca of the courts of Europe. Their troubadours traveled widely and were popular sources of news and entertainment. Tragically, their success struck fear in the minds of the pope and kings, so a brutal crusade was launched to destroy a people that sought only peace. Seven hundred years later, as the battles raged on the Normandy beaches, a sleepy little town in the Limousin woke up to what they expected to be like any other. But this day they were to have unwelcome visitors, the Waffen SS. The Chrysalis of Oc is a sweeping historical tale that links thirteenth and twentieth century France and the bloody crusades that changed the course of the world forever.

Guinevere's Gamble

Author:Nancy McKenzie

Publisher:Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN:037585360X

Total Pages:368

Viewed:1950

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The second book in the Chrysalis Queen Quartet, starring the young Guinevere. Much has changed over the last few months in Gwynedd, but Guinevere is still uncertain where her future lies. She recently made the unsettling discovery that she has been guarded all her life by a pagan tribe who believes she is destined to save them—they believe she and the great king will one day wed. But this prophecy is so at odds with her inferior position in the castle as Queen Alyse and King Pellinore’s lowly ward, she can’t believe it’s true. Now more complications arise as Guinevere and her cousin accompany Alyse and Pellinore to a meeting between Welsh kings, presided over by one of the High King Arthur’s knights. While there, Guinevere discovers she has a powerful enemy: King Arthur’s sister, Princess Morgaine. But why would Morgaine hate her? Guinevere is tumbling into her destiny in ways she never imagined, and she may soon have to face the prophecy with new eyes. . . .

Chrysalis

Author:Kim Todd

Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:054753809X

Total Pages:336

Viewed:967

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Today, an entomologist in a laboratory can gaze at a butterfly pupa with a microscope so powerful that the swirling cells on the pupa’s skin look like a galaxy. She can activate a single gene or knock it out. What she can’t do is discover how the insect behaves in its natural habitat—which means she doesn’t know what steps to take to preserve it from extinction, nor how any particular gene may interact with the environment. Four hundred years ago, a fifty-year-old Dutch woman set sail on a solo scientific expedition to study insect metamorphosis. She could not have imagined the routine magic that scientists perform today—but her absolute insistence on studying insects in their natural habitats was so far ahead of its time that it is only now coming back into favor. Chrysalis restores Maria Sibylla Merian to her rightful place in the history of science, taking us from golden-age Amsterdam to the Surinam tropics to modern laboratories where Merian’s insights fuel new approaches to both ecology and genetics.

Chrysalis II

Author:Jozef Borovský

Publisher:FriesenPress

ISBN:1525563424

Total Pages:448

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This book does not claim absolute truths, but it speaks for those who can no longer speak for themselves by the histories they witnessed, wrote about, and which defined their ancestors and descendants, including the most powerful woman that ever lived – Countess Elizabeth Bathory. She tried to change the world; she paradoxically succeeded and failed. But what drove her? What did she know, we do not? What is her history? To begin to understand all this, one must travel back in time to when it began, when truth first became obscured, and when European society – Western culture – went horribly wrong. It is why her world was the way it was. Today, historiological “truths” of European Medieval Dark Ages, at best, exist as dim flashes of information in ancient manuscripts. A very interconnected European medieval history has much more, but inconvenient historiological information to informs us of events, names, places, and dates, but like a giant, complicated jigsaw puzzle. Unfortunately, many pieces are still missing, none more so than that of Carpathia. Consequently, an incomplete, theoretical picture of historical reality remains. There’s a reason for it. Throughout history, Europeans struggled for Humility, Humanity and Liberty, but only Carpathian Ungars maintained and struggled to keep it for more than a millennium – from about 600 to 1711. Their history has gone missing, supplanted by myths. Their greatest leaders are caricatures of Gothic horror literature, and their greatest traitors are their heroes. Their monuments are everywhere. Carpathia’s history does not exist in Western consciousness. What is it about Carpathia we are not supposed to know? Its missing medieval jigsaw puzzle pieces, when liberated from obscure archives, then reassembled, and inserted into the macro context of centuries, however, allows us to understand why. This book is a sequel to Chrysalis I: Metamorphosis of Odium. The time period covered is roughly from the early eleventh to late fourteenth centuries. The book explores the complexity of the Late Medieval period from a Carpathian, Slavic-Turkic perspective. An extremist, elitist European world sunk deeper into human depravity – of European and Middle Eastern genocides and of material greed. These depravities gave the rise to Hohenstaufen, Arpad, Bathory, and Osman dynasties. Together, they kindled a period of philosophical awakening - a fundamental reformation of the feudal order. Thanks to them, the supreme Vatican lost control over its Holy Roman Empire for the first time. Such heresies had responses too – the Apostolic Inquisition, Avignon Papacy, Mongol Invasions of Europe and the Middle East, and the extermination of non-compliant ruling European dynasties namely Hohenstaufen and Arpad. Only the Bathorys survived, but they had to endure a debilitating war to do so. One dynasty – Habsburg – sought to profit from the chaos. Indeed they did. Their arrival marks the end of the first great pendulum swing of European cultural metamorphosis. Soon, it would be Elizabeth Bathory’s duty to change the world. This is a story of us.

Guinevere's Gift

Author:Nancy McKenzie

Publisher:Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN:0375849416

Total Pages:312

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On the night of Guinevere’s birth, there was a prophecy that foretold she would one day be highest lady in the land and wed to a great king. But 13 years have passed, and the prophecy couldn’t be further off. Guinevere is now an orphan and a ward of her aunt and uncle, the king and queen of Gwynedd. Tomboyish and awkward, Gwen is no great beauty, and nobody takes the prophecy seriously–especially not Gwen. But then one day Gwen meets a strange young man in the woods who claims to be part of an ancient tribe whose mission is to guard and protect her. Then she stumbles across a sinister plot brewing within the castle walls–one she alone might be able to prevent. Guinevere is beginning to realize her destiny is more complex than it seems–and this is only the beginning.

Chrysalis Corporation

Author:T.A. Venedicktov

Publisher:DSP Publications

ISBN:1634761723

Total Pages:350

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Can Damion and 47 find out who and why someone wants them gone in time to save themselves and all the enslaved Cores?

The Great Wide Sea

Author:M.H. Herlong

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1440642338

Total Pages:288

Viewed:833

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Ben, Dylan, and Gerry are still mourning their mother?s death when their dad decides to buy a boat and take them on a year-long sailing trip. Tensions flare between Ben and his father, but they gradually learn to live together in close quarters. But one morning, the boys wake up to discover their father has disappeared?and they are lost. What happened to him? Where are they? And what will they do when a treacherous storm looms on the horizon? M. H. Herlong spins a gripping tale of adventure, survival, and the bonds of brotherhood in The Great Wide Sea.

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Author:Haruki Murakami

Publisher:Bond Street Books

ISBN:0385669445

Total Pages:944

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The long-awaited magnum opus from Haruki Murakami, in which this revered and bestselling author gives us his hypnotically addictive, mind-bending ode to George Orwell's 1984. The year is 1984. Aomame is riding in a taxi on the expressway, in a hurry to carry out an assignment. Her work is not the kind that can be discussed in public. When they get tied up in traffic, the taxi driver suggests a bizarre 'proposal' to her. Having no other choice she agrees, but as a result of her actions she starts to feel as though she is gradually becoming detached from the real world. She has been on a top secret mission, and her next job leads her to encounter the superhuman founder of a religious cult. Meanwhile, Tengo is leading a nondescript life but wishes to become a writer. He inadvertently becomes involved in a strange disturbance that develops over a literary prize. While Aomame and Tengo impact on each other in various ways, at times by accident and at times intentionally, they come closer and closer to meeting. Eventually the two of them notice that they are indispensable to each other. Is it possible for them to ever meet in the real world?