A Reaper at the Gates

" --BuzzFeed An Entertainment Weekly Summer Reads pick! "The perfect summer read." --The Washington Post The highly anticipated third book in #1 New York Times bestselling author Sabaa Tahir's EMBER QUARTET.

Author: Sabaa Tahir

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0448494523

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 480

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BOOK THREE IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES "Thrilling and hard to put down, readers will absolutely devour Tahir's latest." --BuzzFeed An Entertainment Weekly Summer Reads pick! "The perfect summer read." --The Washington Post The highly anticipated third book in #1 New York Times bestselling author Sabaa Tahir's EMBER QUARTET. Beyond the Martial Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger. Helene Aquilla, the Blood Shrike, is desperate to protect her sister's life and the lives of everyone in the Empire. But she knows that danger lurks on all sides: Emperor Marcus, haunted by his past, grows increasingly unstable and violent, while Keris Veturia, the ruthless Commandant, capitalizes on the Emperor's volatility to grow her own power--regardless of the carnage she leaves in her path. Far to the east, Laia of Serra knows the fate of the world lies not in the machinations of the Martial court, but in stopping the Nightbringer. But in the hunt to bring him down, Laia faces unexpected threats from those she hoped would help her, and is drawn into a battle she never thought she'd have to fight. And in the land between the living and the dead, Elias Veturius has given up his freedom to serve as Soul Catcher. But in doing so, he has vowed himself to an ancient power that demands his complete surrender--even if that means abandoning the woman he loves.

Ember Quartet Digital Collection

Both action-packed and emotionally engaging, A Reaper at the Gates is the perfect summer read.” —The Washington Post "Tahir has created another compelling story that defies readers to stop turning the pages." —Booklist, starred review ...

Author: Sabaa Tahir

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0593404726

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 1936

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Journey deep into the Martial Empire and into “one of the best fantasy series of the last decade” (Buzzfeed) with the complete An Ember in the Ashes quartet by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sabaa Tahir. For the first time together, all in one place, this ebook bind-up includes each complete book of the beloved epic series: • An Ember in the Ashes, One of Time Magazine’s 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time • A Torch Against the Night, A New York Times bestseller, A USA Today bestseller, A Wall Street Journal bestseller • A Reaper at the Gates, An Entertainment Weekly Summer Reads pick • A Sky Beyond the Storm, One of Amazon’s Best Young Adult Books of 2020 Praise for An Ember in the Ashes: “Sabaa Tahir spins a captivating, heart-pounding fantasy.” —Us Weekly “This novel is a harrowing, haunting reminder of what it means to be human—and how hope might be kindled in the midst of oppression and fear.” —The Washington Post “An Ember in the Ashes mixes The Hunger Games with Game of Thrones...and adds a dash of Romeo and Juliet.” —The Hollywood Reporter Praise for A Torch Against the Night: “The stakes here are high and the plot runs like a well-oiled machine, ratcheting up the tension with every chapter.” —NPR.org “An adrenaline rush till the very last page.” —Buzzfeed "This sequel has a darker tone and even higher stakes than its predecessor, setting the stage for a thrilling conclusion." —Publishers Weekly, starred review Praise for A Reaper at the Gates: “The book deftly handles serious issues like the costs of genocide and war. Both action-packed and emotionally engaging, A Reaper at the Gates is the perfect summer read.” —The Washington Post "Tahir has created another compelling story that defies readers to stop turning the pages." —Booklist, starred review Praise for A Sky Beyond the Storm: “Tahir’s exquisite storytelling doesn’t miss a beat… This series is an epic hero’s journey, with love, adventure, and magic woven throughout. Recommended for every young adult collection.” —School Library Journal “In A Sky Beyond the Storm, Sabaa Tahir so expertly draws the reader into the lives and thoughts of her characters that their every emotion—anger, pain, love, longing—races through your heart with each turn of the page. A breathtaking conclusion to this incredibly rich and rewarding fantasy series.” —Seira Wilson, Amazon Book Review

A Sky Beyond the Storm

Prepare for the jaw-dropping finale of Sabaa Tahir's beloved New York Times bestselling An Ember in the Ashes fantasy series, and discover: Who will survive the storm?

Author: Sabaa Tahir

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0448494558

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 528

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Prepare for the jaw-dropping finale of Sabaa Tahir's beloved New York Times bestselling An Ember in the Ashes fantasy series, and discover: Who will survive the storm? Picking up just a few months after A Reaper at the Gates left off... The long-imprisoned jinn are on the attack, wreaking bloody havoc in villages and cities alike. But for the Nightbringer, vengeance on his human foes is just the beginning. By his side, Commandant Keris Veturia declares herself Empress, and calls for the heads of any and all who defy her rule. At the top of the list? The Blood Shrike and her remaining family. Laia of Serra, now allied with the Blood Shrike, struggles to recover from the loss of the two people most important to her. Determined to stop the approaching apocalypse, she throws herself into the destruction of the Nightbringer. In the process, she awakens an ancient power that could lead her to victory--or to an unimaginable doom. And deep in the Waiting Place, the Soul Catcher seeks only to forget the life--and love--he left behind. Yet doing so means ignoring the trail of murder left by the Nightbringer and his jinn. To uphold his oath and protect the human world from the supernatural, the Soul Catcher must look beyond the borders of his own land. He must take on a mission that could save--or destroy--all that he knows.

Prodigy Genesis

But Ben quickly grabbed it and launched it back at a reaper with his telekinesis power. ... The marines heard the command and began to fire at the gate; ...

Author: DC

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 130070991X

Category: Fiction

Page: 454

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The year is 2184, the United Earth Colonies and Dominion Confederacy are in an endless war. A soldier, Benjamin Weiler crash lands on an uncharted planet with his surviving team. But his troubled past catches up with him when he discovers his long lost sister was last seen on the planet. He is forced to face strange enemies and the powers within the planet while searching for clues of his sister and surviving with his team. But in the end, the only necessary objective is to live.

Topologies of the Classical World in Children s Fiction

Identifying with a given character, the reader vicariously shares in that ... A Torch Against the Night (2016), and A Reaper at the Gates (2018); and Megan ...

Author: Claudia Nelson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192584898

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Beginning with Rudyard Kipling and Edith Nesbit and concluding with best-selling series still ongoing at the time of writing, this volume examines works of twentieth- and twenty-first-century children's literature that incorporate character types, settings, and narratives derived from the Greco-Roman past. Drawing on a cognitive poetics approach to reception studies, it argues that authors typically employ a limited and powerful set of spatial metaphors - palimpsest, map, and fractal - to organize the classical past for preteen and adolescent readers. Palimpsest texts see the past as a collection of strata in which each new era forms a layer superimposed upon a foundation laid earlier; map texts use the metaphor of the mappable journey to represent a protagonist's process of maturing while gaining knowledge of the self and/or the world; fractal texts, in which small parts of the narrative are thematically identical to the whole, present the past in a way that implies that history is infinitely repeatable. While a given text may embrace multiple metaphors in presenting the past, associations between dominant metaphors, genre, and outlook emerge from the case studies examined in each chapter, revealing remarkable thematic continuities in how the past is represented and how agency is attributed to protagonists: each model, it is suggested, uses the classical past to urge and thus perhaps to develop a particular approach to life.

My Childhood at the Gate of Unrest

From the crack of dawn they started moving their cattle and ploughs . Even old
Morcov was whisking about yesterday in the back lane , with a reaper which
wasn ' t being pulled by horses as it should have been , but by oxen . They didn ' t

Author: Paul Goma



Category: Authors, Romanian

Page: 266

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"This great Romanian writer's tenth novel - his first in English - is a Proustian feast of memory and experience centering on young Paul and his family, who live through World War Two in a remote Moldavian village that is swallowed by Stalin's Russia."--Jacket.

The Grim Reaper

The Army was not about to let me wander around Iraq with unaccountedfor weaponry. ... I was greeted at the gate by a couple of faces I didn't recognize, ...

Author: Rollie Lawson

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 136505179X

Category: Fiction


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"It’s funny how people get nicknames." So begins a story of a remarkable young man growing up in West Georgia. He becomes his name, but in so many different ways, with triumph and tragedy along the way.

Saracen at the Gates

She also wore a cowl like the Grim Reaper even in 35 degrees Celsius. Bilkis would be the hottest of the lot. If she was anxious or sad she looked like a ...

Author: Zinaid Meeran

Publisher: Jacana Media

ISBN: 1770097708

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

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With wry humor and a sharp eye on a contemporary and modern Muslim family, this narrative introduces the Cachalia family--mother, father, and twins Zakir and Zakira. While Zakira's parents try to keep her on a short leash and have set her up with the devout heir to a sheep fortune, she and her brother are much more interested in living a less-than-sedate and distinctly nonobservant lifestyle.

Baltic Gambit

A Reaper with a foot blown off would be slowed considerably until it could bolt on (or ... At the sentry station, two guards stood on duty at the gates.

Author: E.E. Knight

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101637951

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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In his latest Vampire Earth novel, national bestselling author E.E. Knight delivers a thrilling adventure when David Valentine’s loyal Lieutenant Alessa Duvalier disobeys his orders—and finds herself uncovering a betrayal… While out scouting in southern Indiana, Alessa Duvalier comes across a Kurian Conference being attended by every major military sect the Kurians have in the Midwest. Taking advantage of the strategic opportunity to cripple their enemy, Alessa and her warriors strike and achieve victory—only to discover an even greater threat to humanity. Most of the world’s resistance leaders and the Lifeweavers are gathering for a peace conference in Helsinki, Finland, and according to the intelligence materials Alessa recovered during her raid, the Kurians have already inserted an agent among the delegates. David Valentine is chosen to be head of security for the Army of Kentucky representatives—and Alessa ignores his order to stay behind. Now, thrust into a lethal intrigue that threatens the entire peace process, she learns that the Kurian agent may be the least of her concerns. For the Lifeweavers themselves are about to reveal something that will devastate the Resistance...

Loitering at the Gate to Eternity

He was sent to the trenches somewhere in Europe, where more than a million men fought side by side in a war of bloody attrition from 1914 to 1918.

Author: Louisa Oakley Green

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475988753

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

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Author Louisa Oakley Green didn't believe in psychic phenomena when she met her husband Stephen. Now, twenty years later, this self-described "psychic bystander" from New Jersey shares haunting tales from family, friends, and strangers who see life through the veil of clairvoyance and mediumship. In Loitering at the Gate to Eternity, Green chronicles the psychic tales of everyday people, from school teachers and business professionals to blue collar workers, from children to senior citizens, as well as four gifted psychic professionals. Some have had only one psychic experience in their lives while others are guided by them daily. Green offers engrossing insights into the world of clairvoyance, out-of-body experiences, and the peculiar penchant deceased relatives and friends have for sharing burdens and celebrations. Providing credence to the belief that everyone possesses psychic ability, though some seem to have a more natural affinity than others, Loitering at the Gate to Eternity chronicles Green's journey from skeptic to believer through more than one hundred paranormal stories involving her husband, his family, and friends.

The Grim Reaper

they tried to see past him through the garden gate. Even before he asked for details, de Wolfe stopped to look at the place. The solid two-storey house of ...

Author: Bernard Knight

Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 1448301386

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Coroner Sir John chases down a serial killer with a taste for Biblical justice in this suspenseful instalment in the Crowner John medieval mystery series, set in twelfth-century England. 1195. County coroner Sir John de Wolfe is summoned to inspect a corpse in Exeter’s cathedral precinct. Money-lender Aaron of Salisbury has been found dead, his head enveloped in a brown leather money-bag, a scrap of folded parchment clutched in his hand. On it is written: ‘And Jesus went into the temple and overthrew the tables of the money-changers.’ This is just the beginning of a strange series of murders in which an apt biblical text is left at the scene of the crime. Setting out to track down a literate and Bible-learned killer in an age when only one percent of the population can read or write, Sir John quickly deduces that he is looking for a priest. But with over twenty-five parish churches in Exeter, the pool of suspects includes more than a hundred clerics – and if Sir John doesn’t act fast, the homicidal clergyman may soon strike again . . .

Almost a Reaper

ten minutes into the trip and was picking at her clothes. Sitting still was not one ... He was singing at the Heaven's Gates Saloon.” Ciarra's eyes sparkled ...

Author: Brandy Kahla

Publisher: Fulton Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1633381609

Category: Fiction

Page: 122

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"ALMOST A REAPER" is a story about the things that might happen when we pass on to the other side. It contains a variety of spirits including super natural spirits that will keep you turning the page. In this story, you have a variety of characters that will make you laugh or even bring tears to your eyes. For example, the main character, Cody, is a probationary reaper that gets stuck with all the jobs that a full reaper doesn't want to take. Those are the jobs that cause havoc and chaos that wi

One Hundred and One Read Aloud Myths and Legends

They kept at their fighting until they exhausted themselves . Pomona ... In it she
placed a gate through which she would not exit . Vertumnus ... He returned as a
reaper with a basket of barley ears , but she would not accept the gift . Next he ...

Author: Joan VERNIERO


ISBN: 9781579125318

Category: Children's literature

Page: 336

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A collection of more than one hundred traditional tales and myths from aroundhe world.

Murder at Half Moon Gate

With brutal honesty, she conceded, recalling his long-ago conversation with the boys concerning death and the vagaries of the Grim Reaper. With him there ...

Author: Andrea Penrose

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 1496710800

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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As the Industrial Revolution roils London, “a daring pair of Regency sleuths tackle a series of coldblooded murders” in this historical mystery (Kirkus Reviews). When the eminent scientist Lord Wrexford discovers the body of a gifted inventor in a dark London alley, he promptly alerts the authorities. But Wrexford soon finds himself drawn into the murder investigation when the inventor’s widow tells him that the crime was no random robbery. Her husband’s designs for a new steam-powered engine went missing the night of his death. The plans could be worth a fortune . . .and very dangerous in the wrong hands. Joining Wrexford in his investigation is Charlotte Sloane, who publishes scathing political cartoons under the pseudonym A. J. Quill. Her extensive network of informants is critical for her work—and for tracking down the occasional killer. The suspects include ambitious assistants, greedy investors, and even the inventor’s widow. And when another victim falls, Wrexford and Sloane know they are on the trail of a cunning and deadly foe. “Penrose deftly combines a Regency romance with a tricky mystery that delves into social unrest and the darker side of this storied period.” —Kirkus Reviews

The Grim Reaper s Road Map

Jumping from a high place , such as a building , bridge or cliff , often causes death due to ... The 68.6m ( 225 ft ) plunge from the Golden Gate Bridge in ...

Author: Mary Shaw

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781861348234

Category: Political Science

Page: 238

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An atlas of mortality in Britain based on data from 1981 to 2004, this new study explores causes of death across the UK, including a description of the cause of death, a map and cartogram showing the spatial distribution of that cause, a commentary on the pattern observed and the reason for it.

The Grim Reaper

All of humanity must live with the temptation of sin. ... God banished Lucifer's form from the planet. God walked along the fence of Eden towards the gate.

Author: Stephen Wesley

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 059545982X

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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One bite from a forbidden fruit transforms Adam (from the Garden of Eden) into the Grim Reaper. Stripped of his humanity and consciousness, he is eternally burdened with the task of collecting and delivering all the souls from earth to their afterlife. Unbeknownst to the Grim Reaper, there are higher powers in conflict for where the human souls are to forever exist. God had been absent from heaven, creating new worlds and a new species which he created in his image. The angel named Lucifer corrupted with sinister power and feelings of abandonment, challenged God. Lucifer and his small band of rebel angels were exiled from heaven and forced to live in the new realm of hell which has tainted them. Lucifer out of jealousy inflicts God's new creation with sin, his way of not being forgotten. The ruler of hell discovers a way he can rejoin God in heaven. Every human on earth must perish. But Lucifer is not powerful enough to destroy all the life on the planet himself. Through his sinful manipulation Lucifer plots to unleash Armageddon on earth, and take back his rightful place in heaven.

Unifable Saga Book 12 The Sealed Gates

“I have heard of a Reaper from Flame and the Chained General, Basha. But have not heard of a Soul Reaper by name.” He confessed. The girl nodded.

Author: Thomas Wolf

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1365924637



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