The Crown of Thorns




Total Pages:624



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A “superior thriller”(Oakland Press) about a man, a dog, and a terrifying threat that could only have come from the imagination of #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. On his thirty-sixth birthday, Travis Cornell hikes into the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains. But his path is soon blocked by a bedraggled Golden Retriever who will let him go no further into the dark woods. That morning, Travis had been desperate to find some happiness in his lonely, seemingly cursed life. What he finds is a dog of alarming intelligence that soon leads him into a relentless storm of mankind’s darkest creation...

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The Watchers

Author:Stephen Alford

Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing USA


Total Pages:416



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In a Europe aflame with wars of religion and dynastic conflicts, Elizabeth I came to the throne of a realm encircled by menace. To the great Catholic powers of France and Spain, England was a heretic pariah state, a canker to be cut away for the health of the greater body of Christendom. Elizabeth's government, defending God's true Church of England and its leader, the queen, could stop at nothing to defend itself. Headed by the brilliant, enigmatic, and widely feared Sir Francis Walsingham, the Elizabethan state deployed every dark art: spies, double agents, cryptography, and torture. Delving deeply into sixteenth-century archives, Stephen Alford offers a groundbreaking, chillingly vivid depiction of Elizabethan espionage, literally recovering it from the shadows. In his company we follow Her Majesty's agents through the streets of London and Rome, and into the dank cells of the Tower. We see the world as they saw it-ever unsure who could be trusted or when the fatal knock on their own door might come. The Watchers is a riveting exploration of loyalty, faith, betrayal, and deception with the highest possible stakes, in a world poised between the Middle Ages and modernity.

Watchers Bundle 1

Author:Caitlin Ricci,A.J. Marcus

Publisher:eXtasy Books


Total Pages:130



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Five special cat shifters are tasked with guarding and protecting the shifters in North America. Each lead very different lives, and have their own way of helping the shifters around them, but they all share the same code; keep the shifters hidden in the shadows, and living in peace. Times are changing though. They can't just sit back in the shadows and give subtle hints anymore and hope things go well for the shifters they watch over. It's time for them to come into the paranormal light and make their presence in the shifter world more widely known, for better or worse. Though not all of the Watchers are on board with that decision, and some fight to cling to the old ways as hard as they can. The men they find at their sides and in their hearts help lead them into the future. Series Bundle 1 Contains: Kenai Book 1 Yuri Book 2 Lex Book 3

God’s Court and Courtiers in the Book of the Watchers

Author:Philip Francis Esler

Publisher:Wipf and Stock Publishers


Total Pages:246



Books Description:

First Enoch is an ancient Judean work that inaugurated the genre of apocalypse. Chapters 1-36 tell the story of the descent of angels called "Watchers" from heaven to earth to marry human women before the time of the flood, the chaos that ensued, and God's response. They also relate the journeying of the righteous scribe Enoch through the cosmos, guided by angels. Heaven, including the place and those who dwell there (God, the angels, and Enoch), plays a central role in the narrative. But how should heaven be understood? Existing scholarship, which presupposes "Judaism" as the appropriate framework, views the Enochic heaven as reflecting the temple in Jerusalem, with God's house replicating its architecture and the angels and Enoch functioning like priests. Yet recent research shows the Judeans constituted an ethnic group, and this view encourages a fresh examination of 1 Enoch 1-36. The actual model for heaven proves to be a king in his court surrounded by his courtiers. The major textual features are explicable in this perspective, whereas the temple-and-priests model is unconvincing. The author was a member of a nontemple, scribal group in Judea that possessed distinctive astronomical knowledge, promoted Enoch as its exemplar, and was involved in the wider sociopolitical world of their time.

The Judgments of the Watchers

Author:James Lewallen

Publisher:Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.


Total Pages:250



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The author of this book was driven by a vision that God so impressed upon him, that he was compelled to understand its interpretation and purpose. Contained herein, is a detailed account of the ancient Watchers, during the early times of earth's co-habitation with mankind. As such, we are finally given a meticulously clear account of the origin of not simply the sin nature, but the vehicle of the perversion and wickedness that we have inherited in our lives today. By way of a rebellion that was diabolical in nature, this wickedness was brought to the earthly plane, by a group of fallen angels from the angelic realm, who in their righteous state, were called Holy Watchers. These angelic hosts were created by God Himself, to act as protectors and guardians of mankind, in accordance with the Creator's purpose; however, there was a group of these Watchers (fallen angels) who left their heavenly abode, and their responsibility for which they were created, as protectorates for humanity, and were driven from Heaven by their own compulsion of lust for the beautiful women of the earth. The result has been catastrophic to mankind! The offspring of these "fallen angels" became the Giants in the land; the Nephilim, who brought forth such a vile and perverse nature of evil into the earth that God, the Father of Creation, was forced to bring His judgments upon the evil Watchers and their offspring. In the meantime, (even since the flood), the effect of this rebellious nature upon the earth, has been to defile mankind and everything aligned with goodness and truth . . . And mankind is still contending with this evil to this day.

The Watchers’ War

Author:John Montgomery



Total Pages:292



Books Description:

Something is preying upon the monks of Rion. Broeden is an ancient and dark wizard who seeks their holy relic, the Sword of the Watch, to bestow upon him the gift of immortality. When the mighty Rion guards find themselves powerless to stop him, their leaders hatch a desperate plan to embrace dark magic with catastrophic results. As the Watchers battle to control the forces they’ve unleashed, the world of Erathe is thrown into chaos. Now the only hope for humanity is the resurrection of a sword-bearer, Evliit. Visit and join The Sword of the Watch is told in three books: The Watchers’ War, The Rise of the Western Kingdom, and The Fall of Daoradh.

Watching the Watchers

Author:H. Bochel,A. Defty,J. Kirkpatrick



Total Pages:223



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This study offers the first detailed examination of the varied means by which parliament through its committees and the work of individual members has sought to scrutinise the British intelligence and security agencies and the government's use of intelligence.

The Watchers of Moniah

Author:Barbara V. Evers

Publisher:New Mythology Press


Total Pages:452



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An elite Watcher trainee, fifteen-year-old Princess Adana had everything going for her. Everything, that is, until her mother, the queen, dies. Too young to be queen herself, her mother's last royal act is a decree that seals Adana's fate—she's to be sent to the neighboring Kingdom of Elwar for her own protection. She'll be alone there, as the only person Adana knew in Elwar—her betrothed, Prince Serrin—dies at the same time as her mother. The three-year stay in Elwar seems like a death sentence, as she will be separated from her telepathically-bonded giraffe and removed from her Watcher training. It only gets worse when she meets the person who will be teaching her about the rules of court protocol and politics—Serrin's stepmother, Queen Quilla, a sharp-tongued woman who dislikes everything Adana stands for. When a vision shows her the existence of Maligon—a tyrant thought killed twenty years prior—she realizes everything is not as it seems in the Four Kingdoms. Evil is at work in the shadows, and Maligon will stop at nothing short of total control over the Four Kingdoms. Will she be ready in time to claim her birthright, or will Maligon succeed with his malevolent plans? "A tale of intrigue and romance, set in a unique and skillfully rendered world, "The Watchers of Moniah" will keep readers riveted from first page to last. Highly recommended!" — David B. Coe/D.B. Jackson, author of the Thieftaker Chronicles

The Watchers

Author:Shane Harris



Total Pages:432



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Using exclusive access to key insiders, Shane Harris charts the rise of America's surveillance state over the past twenty-five years and highlights a dangerous paradox: Our government's strategy has made it harder to catch terrorists and easier to spy on the rest of us. Our surveillance state was born in the brain of Admiral John Poindexter in 1983. Poindexter, Reagan's National Security Advisor, realized that the United States might have prevented the terrorist massacre of 241 Marines in Beirut if only intelligence agencies had been able to analyze in real time data they had on the attackers. Poindexter poured government know-how and funds into his dream-a system that would sift reams of data for signs of terrorist activity. Decades later, that elusive dream still captivates Washington. After the 2001 attacks, Poindexter returned to government with a controversial program, called Total Information Awareness, to detect the next attack. Today it is a secretly funded operation that can gather personal information on every American and millions of others worldwide. But Poindexter's dream has also become America's nightmare. Despite billions of dollars spent on this digital quest since the Reagan era, we still can't discern future threats in the vast data cloud that surrounds us all. But the government can now spy on its citizens with an ease that was impossible-and illegal-just a few years ago. Drawing on unprecedented access to the people who pioneered this high-tech spycraft, Harris shows how it has shifted from the province of right- wing technocrats to a cornerstone of the Obama administration's war on terror. Harris puts us behind the scenes and in front of the screens where twenty-first-century spycraft was born. We witness Poindexter quietly working from the private sector to get government to buy in to his programs in the early nineties. We see an army major agonize as he carries out an order to delete the vast database he's gathered on possible terror cells-and on thousands of innocent Americans-months before 9/11. We follow General Mike Hayden as he persuades the Bush administration to secretly monitor Americans based on a flawed interpretation of the law. After Congress publicly bans the Total Information Awareness program in 2003, we watch as it is covertly shifted to a "black op," which protects it from public scrutiny. When the next crisis comes, our government will inevitably crack down on civil liberties, but it will be no better able to identify new dangers. This is the outcome of a dream first hatched almost three decades ago, and The Watchers is an engrossing, unnerving wake-up call.

Tom Woolberson and the School for Watchers

Author:K. J. Brookes

Publisher:SRL Publishing Ltd


Total Pages:300



Books Description:

Tom Woolberson was oblivious to the fact that his impending doom was circling overhead. When he awoke and found himself in a mysterious place that was unlike anywhere on Earth, he assumed the unthinkable had happened – that he had died (unfortunately… he was right). Standing at the foot of an unimaginably tall tower, his destiny laid before him, he was greeted by a terrifying spectre known simply as ‘the Headmaster’, the Angel of Death (or at least ‘the spectre formally known as the Angel of Death’). What Tom would find at St Michael’s, along with friendship, adventure and blossoming young love, were the answers to the questions that had plagued him since the death of his brother. But little did he know, what he would find there would change his existence forever…

WeightWatchers Family Meals


Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


Total Pages:421



Books Description:

WeightWatchers provides a simple plan for enjoying food—from weekday meals to special occasions—that makes eating together fun and healthy. Want to create healthy, mouthwatering meals for your family, but starved for time? WeightWatchers: Family Meals makes cooking together a snap—and ensures that what you eat is nutritious, delicious, and enticing for everyone (even picky eaters). This isn’t diet food: Enjoy Baked Beef Ziti, Meat Loaf with Chive Mashed Potatoes, or Spaghetti Squash with Cherry Tomatoes, Parsley, and Parmesan. And for dessert—Gooey Rocky Road Bars! Food should be a celebration, so we include menus for entertaining and theme nights, along with easy-to-cook recipes that let kids take part in the fun. You’ll also get tips on how to pack healthy lunches for school and the office, creating a game plan for eating around the holidays, and stocking the pantry for quick dinners. No matter how busy you are, WeightWatchers: Family Meals is your new go-to source for cooking inspiration.

The Watchers

Author:Jon Steele



Total Pages:784



Books Description:

Every hour, childlike Marc Rochat circles the Lausanne cathedral as the watchmen have done for centuries. Then one day a beautiful woman draws him out of the shadows—the angel his mother once promised him would come. But Katherine Taylor is no angel. She’s one of the toughest and most resourceful call girls in Lausanne. Until something unnatural seething beneath a new client’s request sends her fleeing to the sanctuary of an unlikely protector. Into their refuge comes Jay Harper. The private detective has awakened in Lausanne with no memory of how he got there—and only one thing driving him forward: a series of unsettling murders he feels compelled to solve. Pray for the three strangers. They have something in common they can’t begin to imagine.

We Average Unbeautiful Watchers

Author:Noah Cohan

Publisher:U of Nebraska Press


Total Pages:288



Books Description:

Sports fandom--often more than religious, political, or regional affiliation--determines how millions of Americans define themselves. In We Average Unbeautiful Watchers, Noah Cohan examines contemporary sports culture to show how mass-mediated athletics are in fact richly textured narrative entertainments rather than merely competitive displays. While it may seem that sports narratives are "written" by athletes and journalists, Cohan demonstrates that fans are not passive consumers but rather function as readers and writers who appropriate those narratives and generate their own stories in building their sense of identity. Critically reading stories of sports fans' self-definition across genres, from the novel and the memoir to the film and the blog post, We Average Unbeautiful Watchers recovers sports games as sites where fan-authors theorize interpretation, historicity, and narrative itself. Fan stories demonstrate how unscripted sporting entertainments function as identity-building narratives--which, in turn, enhances our understanding of the way we incorporate a broad range of texts into our own life stories. Building on the work of sports historians, theorists of fan behavior, and critics of American literature, Cohan shows that humanistic methods are urgently needed for developing nuanced critical conversations about athletics. Sports take shape as stories, and it is scholars in the humanities who can best identify how they do so--and why that matters for American culture more broadly.

Web Watchers

Author:Margaret Clark

Publisher:Random House Australia


Total Pages:200



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Who wouldn't be excited by the endless possibilities of cyberspace! But there are dangers, too. The Evil Ones who want to rule the universe know that they can fulfill their aims by controlling all communication. Two earthlings, Megan and Ramon, have been chosen as Web Watchers: guardians of the World Wide Web. Given special powers and the names Meg Abyte and Ram Boy, they journey through cyberspace with the faithful mouse on missions to destroy the Evil Flamer, the Hackers, Dr Snarf and finally the most evil one of all, the Cracker. Web Waters is a startling new departure for one of Australia's hottest novelists.This book moves!

Mass surveillance - Who is watching the watchers?

Author:Council of Europe

Publisher:Council of Europe


Total Pages:102



Books Description:

"They know where you got on the bus, where you went to work, where you slept, and what other cell phones slept with you." Edward Snowden The disclosures by Edward Snowden since June 2013 revealing mass surveillance and large-scale intrusion practices have provided compelling evidence of the existence of far-reaching, technologically advanced surveillance systems. Put in place by United States intelligence services and their partners in certain Council of Europe member states, these systems are aimed at collecting, storing and analysing communication data, including content, location and other metadata, on a massive scale. In several countries, a massive “surveillance-industrial complex” has evolved, which risks escaping democratic control and accountability and threatens the free and open character of our societies. The surveillance practices disclosed endanger fundamental human rights, including the rights to privacy, freedom of information and expression, and the rights to a fair trial and freedom of religion. Given the threat such surveillance techniques pose, how can states uphold these fundamental rights and ensure the protection of privacy and Internet safety in the digital age? This book presents, in its first part, the report of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and, in its second part, the legal expertise of the European Commission for Democracy through Law (the Venice Commission).


Author:AJ Eversley

Publisher:Aelurus Publishing


Total Pages:320



Books Description:

Hunt the bots. Avoid the carbons. Stay alive. Sawyer’s life is simple, if not easy. Her home might be in ruins, but she can protect what’s left of it. A city destroyed by the bots—that’s home. Humans have been hunted, but Sawyer is one of a few who have turned the tables. She’s a Watcher. Taking out the bots one by one. Protecting what’s left. It’s the carbons she needs to be wary of. Faster and stronger than humans, they’re dangerous. But Sawyer’s smarter. That will keep her alive. At least, that’s what she believed. But the carbons are evolving, and their plans are ever more cunning. Suddenly her friends are dying. Safety can no longer be taken for granted—not even for the Watchers. At least she has Kenzie. Love is a strong word, but whatever they have, it’s what keeps her going. Embarking on a desperate mission to save humanity from extinction, Sawyer discovers that the line between friend and foe is no longer easily drawn when one of her own betrays them. And when a horrific plan comes to fruition, Sawyer will have a choice: who to save, and who to let go. Divergent meets Terminator in this epic YA Trilogy. Get it today.


Author:Mae Orwell

Publisher:Lisbon Press


Total Pages:292



Books Description:

A disgraced senator’s son and a resourceful orphan are thrown together on a sadistic reality show in this dystopian trilogy for fans of The Hunger Games and 1984. A decade after a violent attack on American democracy destroyed the federal government, a private police force emerges from the chaos to take control. Along with the Watchers come cameras, fines and 24-hour surveillance that shatter both privacy and freedom. Watcher eyes are everywhere and the nation is at their mercy. But when a new reality show promises to restore a little freedom by putting ordinary citizens behind the camera lens, they jump at the chance to control something in their lives – even if it’s other people. By the time Daniel and Sasha land on The Elimination Game, dozens of contestants have played and lost, and the game’s true nature turns out to be far more monstrous than anything the Watchers have done. Daniel and Sasha must work together to escape because the only real prize is getting out alive. Watchers is a 2018 Watty Award winner and two-time Wattpad Featured Pick enjoyed by over 60,000 readers.

The Watchers (Covert Missions Book #1)

Author:Mark Andrew Olsen

Publisher:Bethany House


Total Pages:416



Books Description:

Just below the surface among the family of God lives another family tree--one traced in spirit, invisible and ageless, known as the Watchers. For two thousand years they've seen beyond the veil separating this world from the next, passing on their gift through a lineage mostly overlooked. Throughout history they've scouted the borders of the supernatural frontier, but now their survival hangs by a thread. And their fate lies in the hands of a young woman, her would-be killer, and a mystery they must solve. . . . "Congratulations. You just reached my own little corner of cyberspace. Who am I? Abby Sherman, that's who. Who are you? And why are you checking me out? Drop me a few pixels, and let's find out!" With that innocent invitation, Abby Sherman unwittingly steps in the crosshairs of history, and thus begins her harrowing tale--taking her from ocean-front Malibu to the streets of London, the jungles in West Africa, the Temple Mount, Jerusalem, and to the very gates of heaven itself! A sneak preview of eternity becomes her one-way ticket to danger--and discovery. . . . Two lives collide in a globe-circling adventure involving both peril and discovery: Abby, a young woman whose visions of heaven turn her into a Web-celebrity; and Dylan, a troubled young man sent by an ancient foe to silence her. From California beachfronts to Nigerian rain forests to Jerusalem and back again, The Watchers is high-octane blends of action, mystery, and spiritual battle spanning centuries. A woman's awe-inspiring vision launches her on a quest through distant lands and ancient history, face-to-face with eternity and into the arms of a family line on the brink of annihilation . . . A man who is hired to exterminate her discovers the folly of blind loyalty, then learns how to wage war in a realm he never believed had existed . . . An extraordinary saga of the unseen war against evil, the reality of the supernatural, and the transforming power of forgiveness.

The Watchers

Author:A. E. W. Mason

Publisher:The Floating Press


Total Pages:194



Books Description:

A rowdy soiree hosted by Lieutenant Clutterbuck is beginning to wind down when a young boy appears and captivates the revelers with a tale about a father-and-son duo with whom the lieutenant is acquainted. It turns out that the pair are master thieves. Though the boy's story ends on an ambiguous note, Clutterbuck begins to wonder if he might be the next target.