A daring rescue. A difficult choice.
Sophie desperately wants to get away from her stepmother’s jealousy, and believes escape is her only chance to be happy. Then a young man named Gabe arrives from Hagenheim Castle, claiming she is betrothed to his older brother, and everything twists upside down. This could be Sophie’s one chance at freedom—but can she trust another person to keep her safe?
Gabe defied his parents Rose and Wilhelm by going to find Sophie, and now he believes they had a right to worry: the girl’s inner and outer beauty has enchanted him. Though romance is impossible—she is his brother’s future wife, and Gabe himself is betrothed to someone else—he promises himself he will see the mission through, no matter what.
When the pair flee to the Cottage of the Seven, they find help—but also find their feelings for each other have grown. Now both must not only protect each other from the dangers around them—they must also protect their hearts.
Sixteen-year-old Leinad thought he was a common farmer's son, nothing more. He wondered why his father had trained him for years to master the sword, not exactly a tool of the trade for farmers.
But one tragic event initiates a world of revelation. Only then does he begin to understand his calling, a calling no other man in the entire kingdom of Arrethtrae can fulfill - a calling given him by the King himself.
Teamed with a young slave girl, Leinad is thrust into adversity and danger for the Dark Knight and his vicious Shadow Warriors will stop at nothing to thwart the King's plan to restore the kingdom. Leinad will need more than a sharp blade and a swift hand to fulfill his mission and survive the evil plots of the King's sworn enemies!
Journey to Arrethtrae, where the King and his son implement a bold plan to save their kingdom; where courage, faith, and loyalty stand tall in the face of opposition; where good will not bow to evil and the future of a kingdom lies in the hands of a young man.
First novel in the Kingdom series.
©2006 Chuck Black; (P)2008 Oasis Audio
From Sophie Cameron, the author of Out of the Blue, comes an audiobook of magic, adventure, and what it means to truly belong.
Brody Fair feels like nobody gets him: not his overworked parents, not his genius older brother, and definitely not the girls in the projects set on making his life miserable. Then he meets Nico, an art student who takes Brody to Everland, a “knock-off Narnia" that opens its door at 11:21pm each Thursday for Nico and his band of present-day misfits and miscreants.
Here Brody finds his tribe and a weekly respite from a world where he feels out of place. But when the doors to Everland begin to disappear, Brody is forced to make a decision: He can say goodbye to Everland and to Nico, or stay there and risk never seeing his family again. Will Nico take the last bus to Everland?
'Endlessly fascinating. Cram's story sizzles with adventure.' Giles Milton, Sunday Times
A genuinely new Second World War story, The 21 Escapes of Lt Alastair Cram is a riveting account of the wartime exploits of Alastair Cram, brilliantly told by the American author, David Guss. Cram was taken prisoner in North Africa in November 1941, which began a long odyssey through twelve different POW camps, three Gestapo prisons and one asylum. He became a serial escapee – fleeing his captors no fewer than twenty-one times, including his final, and finally successful, escape from a POW column in April 1945.
Perhaps the most dramatic of his attempts was from Gavi, the ‘Italian Colditz’. Gavi was a maximum-security prison near Genoa for the pericolosi, the ‘most dangerous’ inmates because of their perpetual hunger to escape. It was here that Alastair met David Stirling, the legendary founder of the SAS, and cooked up the plan for what would become the ‘Cistern Tunnel’ escape, one of the most audacious but hitherto little-known mass escape attempts of the entire war.
A story of courage in the face of extraordinary odds, it is a testament to one man's dogged determination never to give up.
Transform difficult relations, complex issues and ideas down to concise actionable material.
The problem with difficult people is that, well, they are difficult... and they are everywhere : in the cafe, at the office, in stores or at school. But with the ability to recognize them for what they are, to protect yourself against them and to turn their defences upside down, you can reach your goals.
Sadly most people don't know how to cope with difficult people. Either they are contaminated by the agressivity or negativity, or they get into a verbal fight with these difficult persons. Sometimes, they even lose faith and try to go around the difficulties, but that can only last so far.
But you can make difficult conversations painless.
There are different kinds of difficult people, and what you'll learn first in this book is to recognize them for what they are. You won't be able to cure them, they would have to go into therapy, most of the time, to become better selves. But you'll also find your weapons to overcome the obstacle that these aggressive, negative or just silent people erect on your path. Working in stages to assess the situation and the profile of the difficult people you face, you'll be able to shield yourself and turn their shortcomings into an opportunity for both of you.
You can reach your objectives, without resorting to force. You have a number of weapons at your disposal, whose effectiveness will astonish you, once you learn how to use them.
Whatever type of difficulties you encounter, you need a strategy to deal with difficult people effectively, and make the occasions a cause for success instead of for failure.
Here's what you're going to learn inside:
What if others consider you a difficult person...Recognizing the aggressive typeOvercoming the negative typeOpening up the Clam typeVerbal Ping Pong or The Dangers of Playing OffenseFour Important StagesThe Weapon of WordsShields and Inner StrengthThe Supreme Weapon: Humour!
How will this audiobook improve you :
Never fall for people’s dirty argument tricks. Always find the better arguments to stop confrontation.You'll radiate positivity, a positivity that circles and comes back to you.You'll listen to people in a way that makes them confident about you
Finally, dealing with difficult people also means dealing with your own fears - dispelling those old demons, and making your life a harmonious experience that others can share in and admire. Your relationships will improve and grow with ease, trust and honesty.
Know exactly how to capitalize on your strengths and minimize your weaknesses with others. It’s time to break out of your rut and discover what it takes to cope with difficult people.