Their last time-travelling mishap still fresh in their minds, Grace and Jack are on edge about what might happen next. Grace´s memories of her solo trip to the future are never far away. When the future begins to seep out into the present, they must stick to the rules or risk the consequences. They set themselves the task of finding out more about the mysterious ink, ending up in the past in a mysterious science lab. Could their new discovery also shed some light onto their mysterious friends at 21But22?
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Peter Joseph Andrew Hammill (born 5 November 1948, in Ealing, west London) is an English singer-songwriter, and a founding member of the progressive rock band Van der Graaf Generator. Most noted for his vocal abilities, his main instruments are guitar and piano. He also acts as a record producer for his own recordings, and occasionally for other artists. Hammill´s first solo-album after the 1978 break-up of Van der Graaf was The Future Now. With the next albums, pH7 and A Black Box, the sound became more compact, more new wave. On those albums, Hammill played the drums himself. What followed was the ´´K group´´. In later years Hammill would sometimes refer to the band as a ´´beat group´´. The K group consisted of Hammill himself on guitars and piano, with John Ellis on lead guitar, Nic Potter on bass, and Guy Evans on drums and percussion. This group recorded the albums Enter K and Patience.
The inspiring true story of a Greta Thunberg, a young eco-activist whose persistence sparked a global movement. You are never too young to make a difference. Ever since she learned about climate change, Greta Thunberg couldn´t understand why politicians weren´t treating it as an emergency. In August 2018, temperatures in Sweden reached record highs, fires raged across the country, and fifteen-year-old Greta decided to stop waiting for political leaders to take action. Instead of going to school on Friday, she made a sign and went on strike in front of Stockholm´s parliament building. Greta´s solo protest grew into the global Fridays for Future—or School Strike 4 Climate—movement; which millions have now joined. She has spoken at COP24 (the UN summit on climate change) and has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. This timely, unofficial biography is her story, but also that of many others around the world willing to fight against the indifference of the powerful for a better future.
Does a new start for the Galactic Alliance mark the beginning of the fall of the Jedi Order? After a violent civil war and the devastation wrought by the now fallen Darth Caedus, the Galactic Alliance is in crisis. From all corners, politicians, power brokers, and military leaders converge on Coruscant for a crucial summit to restore order and determine the future of their unified worlds. But even more critical, and far more uncertain, is the future of the Jedi. In a shocking move, Chief of State Natasi Daala orders the arrest of Luke Skywalker for failing to prevent Jacen Solo´s turn to the dark side and his subsequent reign of terror as a Sith Lord. But it´s only the first blow in an anti-Jedi backlash fueled by a hostile government and suspicious public. Negotiating his freedom in exchange for his exile from the Jedi Order, Luke, with his son, Ben, at his side, sets out to unravel the shocking truth behind Jacen Solo´s corruption and downfall. But the secrets Luke uncovers may bring his quest-and life as he knows it-to a sudden end. And all the while, another Jedi Knight, consumed by madness, is headed to Coruscant on a fearsome mission that could devastate the entire galaxy.
Civil war rages as the Galactic Alliance-led by Cal Omas and the Jedi forces of Luke Skywalker-battles a confederation of breakaway planets that rally to the side of rebellious Corellia. Suspected of involvement in an assassination plot against Queen Mother Tenel Ka of the Hapes Consortium, Han and Leia Solo are on the run, hunted by none other than their own son, Jacen, whose increasingly authoritarian tactics as head of GA security have led Luke and Mara Skywalker to fear that their nephew may be treading perilously close to the dark side. But as his family sees in Jacen the chilling legacy of his Sith grandfather, Darth Vader, many of the frontline troops adore him, and countless citizens see him as a savior. The galaxy has been torn apart by too many wars. All Jacen wants is safety and stability for all-and he´s prepared to do whatever it takes to achieve that goal. To end the bloodshed and suffering, what sacrifice would be too great? That is the question tormenting Jacen. Already he has sacrificed much, embracing the pitiless teachings of Lumiya, the Dark Lady of the Sith, who has taught him that a strong will and noble purpose can hold the evil excesses of the dark side at bay, bringing peace and order to the galaxy-but at a price. For there is one final test that Jacen must pass before he can gain the awesome power of a true Sith Lord: He must bring about the death of someone he values dearly. What troubles Jacen isn´t whether he has the strength to commit murder. He has steeled himself for that, and worse if necessary. No, the question that troubles Jacen is who the sacrifice should be. As the strands of destiny draw ever more tightly together in a galaxy-spanning web, the shocking answer will shatter two families . . . and cast a grim shadow over the future.
Un delirio de amor recorre la ciudad. Y bajo lo aparente, asoma lo extraordinario. EL MEJOR MILLÁS «Cuando estás con la mente y con el cuerpo en el mismo sitio, la realidad adquiere una luz extraordinaria. Créeme.» El día en que Lucía pierde su empleo como programadora informática es también el día en que su vida va a dar un giro definitivo, tal vez por una sucesión de casualidades o tal vez porque ese era el destino que le estaba esperando desde su décimo cumpleaños. Como si de un algoritmo se tratara, Lucía establece los siguientes principios sobre los que basará su existencia futura: va a dedicarse a ser taxista; recorrerá las calles de Madrid -o tal vez Pekín- al volante de su taxi mientras espera pacientemente la ocasión de llevar en él a su vecino desaparecido, del que se ha enamorado, y todos los acontecimientos importantes para ella tendrán como banda sonora, a partir de ese momento, la ópera de Puccini Turandot, de la que se siente protagonista. Lo cotidiano y lo extraordinario se entremezclan en esta novela de amor y terror protagonizada por un personaje femenino inolvidable. En ella están presentes todas las claves del universo narrativo de Millás: la ironía, el desdoblamiento del yo, las distintas facetas que componen la realidad, la soledad y la constatación de una verdad inmutable, la de que el espejo en el que miramos nuestras vidas nos devuelve, indefectiblemente, una perspectiva insólita ante la que solo cabe el más puro de los asombros. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION A new novel by Juan Jose Millás: a story of love and revenge with all the literary clues distinct to the author. As if it were an algorithm, she set up the following principles on which his future existence will be based: she will be a taxi driver, she will travel through the streets in Madrid, waiting for the chance to meet again with the man that she has fallen in love with; and all the important moments in her life will have as soundtrack the ´´Nessum dorma´´ by Turandot. The mundane and the extraordinary are intertwined in this novel that has all the keys to Millas´ narrative universe: irony, different facets of reality, unfolding of the self, solitude, and the confirmation of an absolute truth: the mirror in which we look at our lives, always gives us an unusual perspective of amazement.
La novela más imaginativa, joven y distópica de Joyce Carol Oates. «Agárrate fuerte: esta es una obra sobrecogedora de principio a fin.»- The Guardian «Una novela memorable.»- Publishers Weekly En el Estado rígido y totalitario en el que tiene lugar esta historia, los viajes en el tiempo, tanto como sus peligros, son muy reales. Sin embargo, aquí no son el origen de divertidas aventuras, sino castigos del poder contra individuos subversivos. Individuos como Adriane Strohl, aunque ella nunca hubiese sospechado ser una chica peligrosa. Después dar su discurso de graduación y a modo de «rehabilitación» por Traición y Cuestionamiento de la Autoridad, Adriane es enviada a Wainscotia, una ciudad que solo existía ochenta años antes, en 1959. Pero su idealismo no entiende de saltos temporales y no puede evitar cuestionar los principios que rigen su sociedad, con resultados liberadores pero también estremecedores. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION An ingenious, dystopian novel of one young woman´s resistance against the constraints of an oppressive society, from the inventive imagination of Joyce Carol Oates ´´Time travel´´ - and its hazards-are made literal in this astonishing new novel in which a recklessly idealistic girl dares to test the perimeters of her tightly controlled (future) world and is punished by being sent back in time to a region of North America - ´´Wainscotia, Wisconsin´´-that existed eighty years before. Cast adrift in time in this idyllic Midwestern town she is set upon a course of ´´rehabilitation´´-but cannot resist falling in love with a fellow exile and questioning the constrains of the Wainscotia world with results that are both devastating and liberating. Arresting and visionary, Hazards of Time Travel is both a novel of harrowing discovery and an exquisitely wrought love story that may be Joyce Carol Oates´s most unexpected novel so far.
Con un lenguaje puro y poético, Paolo Cognetti traza un viaje vital, íntimo y universal, en una novela magnética y poderosa que explora lo robusto y lo granítico de las relaciones entre amigos, padres e hijos. «Sea lo que sea el destino, habita en las montañas que tenemos sobre nuestras cabezas.» Pietro es un chico de ciudad, solitario y un poco hosco, que veranea en los Alpes italianos. Bruno es hijo de un albañil de la zona, alguien que solo conoce los montes y que pastorea las vacas de su tío. Tienen apenas once años y un mundo entero les separa. Pero, verano tras verano, forjan una profunda amistad mientras Bruno inicia a Pietro en los secretos de la montaña. Juntos exploran y descubren casas abandonadas, glaciares y escarpados senderos hasta que, con los años, sus caminos toman rumbos distintos. Esa misma naturaleza salvaje es la pasión que mueve al padre de Pietro, un hombre envuelto en la melancolía de una Milán gris que solo puede abandonar durante los veranos. La montaña se convierte entonces en el mejor lenguaje para comunicarse con su hijo, un legado que solo el tiempo conseguirá poner en valor. Galardonada con los premios Strega en Italia y Médicis como mejor novela extranjera en Francia, Las ocho montañas es un fenómeno literario europeo destinado a convertirse en un clásico sobre la búsqueda constante de nuestra identidad. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION ´´A fine book, a rich, achingly painful story that is made for all of us who have ever felt a hunger for the mountains. Few books have so accurately described the way stony heights can define one´s sense of joy and rightness. And it is an exquisite unfolding of the deep way humans may love one another.´´ -Annie Proulx For fans of Elena Ferrante, Fredrik Backman, and Paulo Coelho comes the international sensation about the friendship between two young Italian boys from different backgrounds and how their incredibly strong connection evolves, changes, and challenges them throughout their lives. Pietro is a lonely boy living in Milan. With his parents becoming more distant each day, the only thing the family shares is their love for the Dolomites, the mountains that hug the northeastern border of Italy. While on vacation at the foot of the mountains, Pietro meets Bruno, an adventurous, spirited local boy. Together they spend many summers exploring the mountain´s meadows and peaks and discover the similarities and differences in their lives, their backgrounds, and their futures. The two boys come to find the true meaning of friendship and camaraderie, even as their divergent paths in life- Bruno´s in the mountains, Pietro´s in cosmopolitan cities across the world-test the strength and meaning of their connection. A modern Italian masterpiece, The Eight Mountains is a lyrical coming-of-age story about the power of male friendships and the enduring bond between fathers and sons. ´´There are no more universal themes than those of the landscape, friendship, and becoming adults, and Cognetti´s writing becomes classical (and elegant) to best tell this story?a true novel by a great writer´´ (Rolling Stone Italia).