Born of Defiance Book

Born of Defiance


  • Author : Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2015-05-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466840966

GET BOOK
Born of Defiance Excerpt :

Born an Outcast, Talyn Batur has spent the whole of his life fighting against the prejudice of his people. An Andarion without a father is not something anyone wants to be. But when his companion's brother draws him into a plot against the Andarion crown, he finds himself torn between the loyalty to their planetary government that his mother has beaten into him and his own beliefs of justice and right. Now, he must decide for himself to remain a pawn of their government or to defy everything and everyone he's ever known to stand up to tyranny. It's a gamble that will either save his life or end it. And when old enemies align with new ones, it's more than just his own life at risk. And more than just his homeworld that will end should he fail, in Born of Defiance, the next League novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon.

Born of Night Book
Score: 4
From 46 Ratings

Born of Night


  • Author : Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2009-09-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 1429959908

GET BOOK
Born of Night Excerpt :

In the Ichidian Universe, The League and their ruthless assassins rule all. Expertly trained and highly valued, the League Assassins are the backbone of the government. But not even the League is immune to corruption . . . Command Assassin Nykyrian Quikiades once turned his back on the League—and has been hunted by them ever since. Though many have tried, none can kill him or stop him from completing his current mission: to protect Kiara Zamir, a woman whose father's political alliance has made her a target. As her world becomes even deadlier, Kiara must entrust her life to the same kind of beast who once killed her mother and left her for dead. Old enemies and new threaten them both and the only way they can survive is to overcome their suspicions and learn to trust in the very ones who threaten them the most: each other.

Small Acts of Defiance Book

Small Acts of Defiance


  • Author : Michelle Wright
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2022-07-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780063223899

GET BOOK
Small Acts of Defiance Excerpt :

"In Small Acts of Defiance, Michelle Wright paints a beautifully intimate portrait that celebrates the courage and resilience of the human spirit."— Jane Harper, author of The Survivors A stunning debut WWII novel from award-winning short story writer Michelle Wright, about the small but courageous acts a young woman performs against the growing anti-Jewish measures in Nazi-occupied Paris. “Doing nothing is still a choice. A choice to stand aside and let it happen.” January 1940: After a devastating tragedy, young Australian woman Lucie and her mother Yvonne are forced to leave home and flee to France. There they seek help from the only family they have left, Lucie’s uncle, Gérard. As the Second World War engulfs Europe, the two women find themselves trapped in German-occupied Paris, sharing a cramped apartment with the authoritarian Gérard and his extremist views. Drawing upon her artistic talents, Lucie risks her own safety to engage in small acts of defiance against the occupying Nazi forces and the collaborationist French regime – illustrating pro-resistance tracts and forging identity cards. Faced with the escalating brutality of anti-Jewish measures, and the indifference of so many of her fellow Parisians, Lucie must decide how far she will go to protect her friends and defend the rights of others before it’s too late.

Born of Fire Book
Score: 4
From 23 Ratings

Born of Fire


  • Author : Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2009-11-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 1429959967

GET BOOK
Born of Fire Excerpt :

In a universe where assassins make the law, everyone lives in fear—except for Syn. Born of an illicit scandal that once rocked a dynasty, he always knew how to survive on the bloodthirsty streets. But that was then, and the future is now... Syn was raised as a tech-thief until his livelihood uncovered a truth that could end his life. He tried to destroy the evidence, and has been on the run ever since. Now trained as an assassin, he allows no one to threaten him. Ever. He is the darkness that swallows his enemies whole. Shahara Dagan is the best bounty hunter in the universe. When Syn comes back on the radar, she's the only one who can bring him to justice. There's only one problem: Syn is a close family friend who's helped out the Dagans countless times. But if she saves him, both of their lives will be on the line. Is Syn's protection worth the risk? The only hope Shahara has is to find the evidence he buried long ago. Now it's kill or be killed—and they, the predators, have just become the hunted... Born of Fire is the second book in bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon's League series.

Born of Legend Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Born of Legend


  • Author : Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2016-06-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250082824

GET BOOK
Born of Legend Excerpt :

“It’s official Take a Psycho to Work Day. Why else would I be here?” Hunted. Hated. Betrayed. Outcast Dagger Ixur is on the run for his life. As one of the most recognizable members of his royal house, he has a bounty on his head that guarantees him no quarter from any friend or even family. But surrender isn’t in him. He will fight to the bitter end. A resolve that is sorely tested when he narrowly escapes a trap that leaves him severely wounded. With what he believes is his dying breath, he saves a boy born to an extinct race from a group out to enslave the kid for his legendary abilities. Ushara Altaan has spent her entire life hating the Andarion royal house that drove her entire species into virtual extinction. As a rare Andarion Fyreblood, she is sworn to end the existence of any royal she finds. But when Dagger saves her son’s life, she is torn between her people and a debt that can never be repaid. Yet worse than Dagger’s family that’s still out to end hers and him, are the League assassins after him who will stop at nothing to claim the lives of her Tavali family. The only hope she has to save them all is to put their future and her faith into the hands of the very enemy whose grandmother personally extinguished Ushara’s legendary lineage. But how can she ever trust Dagger when he is a disinherited outlaw whose real name is synonymous with betrayal?

Born of Ice Book
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

Born of Ice


  • Author : Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2009-12-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429959988

GET BOOK
Born of Ice Excerpt :

In the Ichidian Universe where The League is law, most live in fear. We fight back. Welcome to a world where corrupt assassination politics dominate everyone. It's kill or be killed. Welcome back to the future...and meet hell's new breed of heroes.Devyn Kell spent his life in service to the League until he learned of the double dealing and backstabbing that was costing innocent people their lives. Refusing to play those politics, he became a Runner—someone who makes sure planets get the weapons, medicine and supplies they need to survive. May the gods have mercy on any who get in his way, because he definitely won't.Alix Garran is a woman on the run from a past she can't escape. Signing on to work for Devyn as a System's Engineer, she finds a cause she can fight for—and a man she can respect. But as Alix's past catches up to her, and Devyn's old enemies turn lethal, they have to fight together...or fall alone, in Born of Ice, the third bestselling League novel from Sherrilyn Kenyon.

Born Survivors Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

Born Survivors


  • Author : Wendy Holden
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2015-05-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062370273

GET BOOK
Born Survivors Excerpt :

The Nazis murdered their husbands but concentration camp prisoners Priska, Rachel, and Anka would not let evil take their unborn children too—a remarkable true story that will appeal to readers of The Lost and The Nazi Officer’s Wife, Born Survivors celebrates three mothers who defied death to give their children life. Eastern Europe, 1944: Three women believe they are pregnant, but are torn from their husbands before they can be certain. Rachel is sent to Auschwitz, unaware that her husband has been shot. Priska and her husband travel there together, but are immediately separated. Also at Auschwitz, Anka hopes in vain to be reunited with her husband. With the rest of their families gassed, these young wives are determined to hold on to all they have left—their lives, and those of their unborn babies. Having concealed their condition from infamous Nazi doctor Josef Mengele, they are forced to work and almost starved to death, living in daily fear of their pregnancies being detected by the SS. In April 1945, as the Allies close in, Priska gives birth. She and her baby, along with Anka, Rachel, and the remaining inmates, are sent to Mauthausen concentration camp on a hellish seventeen-day train journey. Rachel gives birth on the train, and Anka at the camp gates. All believe they will die, but then a miracle occurs. The gas chamber runs out of Zyklon-B, and as the Allied troops near, the SS flee. Against all odds, the three mothers and their newborns survive their treacherous journey to freedom. On the seventieth anniversary of Mauthausen’s liberation from the Nazis by American soldiers, renowned biographer Wendy Holden recounts this extraordinary story of three children united by their mothers’ unbelievable—yet ultimately successful—fight for survival.

The Prize Winner of Defiance  Ohio Book
Score: 4
From 35 Ratings

The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio


  • Author : Terry Ryan
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2005-09-02
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780743217279

GET BOOK
The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio Excerpt :

The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio introduces Evelyn Ryan, an enterprising woman who kept poverty at bay with wit, poetry, and perfect prose during the "contest era" of the 1950s and 1960s. Stepping back into a time when fledgling advertising agencies were active partners with consumers, and everyday people saw possibility in every coupon, Terry Ryan tells how her mother kept the family afloat by writing jingles and contest entries. Mom's winning ways defied the Church, her alcoholic husband, and antiquated views of housewives. To her, flouting convention was a small price to pay when it came to securing a happy home for her six sons and four daughters. Evelyn, who would surely be a Madison Avenue executive if she were working today, composed her jingles not in the boardroom, but at the ironing board. By entering contests wherever she found them -- TV, radio, newspapers, direct-mail ads -- Evelyn Ryan was able to win every appliance her family ever owned, not to mention cars, television sets, bicycles, watches, a jukebox, and even trips to New York, Dallas, and Switzerland. But it wasn't just the winning that was miraculous; it was the timing. If a toaster died, one was sure to arrive in the mail from a forgotten contest. Days after the bank called in the second mortgage on the house, a call came from the Dr Pepper company: Evelyn was the grand-prize winner in its national contest -- and had won enough to pay the bank. Graced with a rare appreciation for life's inherent hilarity, Evelyn turned every financial challenge into an opportunity for fun and profit. From her frenetic supermarket shopping spree -- worth $3,000 today -- to her clever entries worthy of Erma Bombeck, Dorothy Parker, and Ogden Nash, the story of this irrepressible woman whose talents reached far beyond her formidable verbal skills is told in The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio with an infectious joy that shows how a winning spirit will triumph over the poverty of circumstance.

Defiance Book
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

Defiance


  • Author : Nechama Tec
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-12-26
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 0199744025

GET BOOK
Defiance Excerpt :

The prevailing image of European Jews during the Holocaust is one of helpless victims, but in fact many Jews struggled against the terrors of the Third Reich. In Defiance, Nechama Tec offers a riveting history of one such group, a forest community in western Belorussia that would number more than 1,200 Jews by 1944--the largest armed rescue operation of Jews by Jews in World War II. Tec reveals that this extraordinary community included both men and women, some with weapons, but mostly unarmed, ranging from infants to the elderly. She reconstructs for the first time the amazing details of how these partisans and their families--hungry, exposed to the harsh winter weather--managed not only to survive, but to offer protection to all Jewish fugitives who could find their way to them. Arguing that this success would have been unthinkable without the vision of one man, Tec offers penetrating insight into the group's commander, Tuvia Bielski. Tec brings to light the untold story of Bielski's struggle as a partisan who lost his parents, wife, and two brothers to the Nazis, yet never wavered in his conviction that it was more important to save one Jew than to kill twenty Germans. She shows how, under Bielski's guidance, the partisans smuggled Jews out of heavily guarded ghettos, scouted the roads for fugitives, and led retaliatory raids against Belorussian peasants who collaborated with the Nazis. Herself a Holocaust survivor, Nechama Tec here draws on wide-ranging research and never before published interviews with surviving partisans--including Tuvia Bielski himself--to reconstruct here the poignant and unforgettable story of those who chose to fight.

The Biographic Register Book

The Biographic Register


  • Author : United States. Department of State
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1929
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X002258771

GET BOOK
The Biographic Register Excerpt :

An Act of Defiance Book

An Act of Defiance


  • Author : Irene Sabatini
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-03-19
  • Genre: Diplomats
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 1911648047

GET BOOK
An Act of Defiance Excerpt :

Harare, 2000: Gabrielle is a newly-qualified lawyer fighting for justice for a young girl. Ben is an urbane and charismatic junior diplomat attached to Harare with the American embassy. With high-level pressure on Gabrielle to drop the case, and the president's youth wing terrorizing his political opponents as he tightens his grip on power, they begin a tentative love affair. But when they fall victim to a shocking attack, their lives splinter across continents and their stories diverge, forcing Gabrielle on a painful journey towards self-realization. Irene Sabatini, winner of the 2010 Orange Award for New Writers, navigates Zimbabwe's unfolding political crises, showing how the dehumanizing effects of state-sponsored violence can shape and remake a life. An Act of Defiance is a sweeping political drama about a young woman's fight for love and agency in turbulent times.

Cloak   Silence Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Cloak Silence


  • Author : Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Publisher : Oliver-Heber books
  • Release Date : 2022-07-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

GET BOOK
Cloak Silence Excerpt :

One of the fiercest soldiers the Phrixians have ever produced, Maris Sulle has been an outsider from the moment he was born different from the rest of his family. He grew up with a secret that cost him everything——his birthright, his family, and his military career. In all his life, he's only had one love, and he has sacrificed his own happiness to see his best friend reunited with the woman he loves. But now that his good deed is done, he feels lost and adrift. Even though they do their best to include him in their new family, Maris is once again on the outside looking in. Ture has spent his life hiding from everyone around him——his family, the world, you name it——while trying desperately to fit in. Badly hurt by everyone he's ever known, he trusts no one except his own best friend. And honestly, he can't understand why he trusts her. Nor can he believe her when she describes a loyalty between friends the likes of which he's never seen. But when Ture is in his darkest hour, he's saved by a hero he thought only existed in novels. A man who is every bit as scarred and mistrusting as he is——one who has no interest in being dragged into another relationship with anyone. Having spent his life as a living study of doomed relationships, Maris is well aware of the courtship and fiasco that invariably follows. Still, there is something about Ture he can't resist. Something that won't let him walk away when he knows he should. But when old enemies return to threaten them both, they either have to stand together or die alone.

Saven Defiance Book

Saven Defiance


  • Author : Siobhan Davis
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2016-08-24
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 1536827770

GET BOOK
Saven Defiance Excerpt :

"A fantastic young adult, fantasy/sci-fi, dystopian romance full of drama, angst, thrills, and sweet swoonage with amazing new worlds, endearing characters, and a plot that's unputdownable." THE TRUTH ISN'T ALWAYS EASY I've promised to protect those I love. But someone is lying to me. Will I discover the truth in time to save him? With war looming in outer space and the Earthen government forced into hiding, the battle for ultimate world domination is only just beginning. Having accepted her identity, Sadie sets out on a daring quest with her friends, which takes them deep into alien territory. Fraught with tension and danger, the journey is not an easy one, especially when previous adversaries become new allies and cherished friends become suspicious opponents. As the heirs unite in a bid to restore peace to the galaxy, powerful enemies, determined to exact retribution, surround them on all sides. When hidden agendas and shocking revelations come to light, the fallout is massive. Sadie's love life is a tangled, messy affair. While one relationship is embraced forever, another spirals out of control, threatening to destroy everything. Determined to do the right thing, Sadie will fight hard to protect those she loves. But there are some battles she cannot win. Series Reading Order: Saven Deception Saven Disclosure Saven Denial Saven Defiance Saven Declaration * *Releasing December 2016.