The last night of the year. Now the days of winter begin and the Goblin King rides abroad, searching for his bride...
All her life, Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, dangerous Goblin King. They’ve enraptured her mind, her spirit, and inspired her musical compositions. Now eighteen and helping to run her family’s inn, Liesl can’t help but feel that her musical dreams and childhood fantasies are slipping away.
But when her own sister is taken by the Goblin King, Liesl has no choice but to journey to the Underground to save her. Drawn to the strange, captivating world she finds—and the mysterious man who rules it—she soon faces an impossible decision. And with time and the old laws working against her, Liesl must discover who she truly is before her fate is sealed.
Rich with music and magic, S. Jae-Jones's Wintersong will sweep you away into a world you won’t soon forget.
"This was Labyrinth by way of Angela Carter. Deliciously romantic, with a nuanced Goblin King and a strong heroine, this story was rife with fairy tales, music, and enchantment." —Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen
Deep in his terrifying realm underground, the cold and forbidding Goblin King casts a dark shadow over nineteen-year-old Liesl. Her grandmother has always warned her to follow the old laws, for every year on the longest night of winter, she claims, the Goblin King will emerge into the waking world in search of his eternal bride. Sensible and plain, Liesl knows it’s her duty to keep her beautiful sister Käthe safe from harm. But Liesl finds refuge only in her wild, captivating music, composed in secret in honor of the mysterious Goblin King.
When Käthe is stolen by the Goblin King, Liesl knows she must set aside her childish fantasies to journey to the Underground and save her. Drawn to the strange, beautiful world she finds—and the mysterious man who rules it—she finds herself facing an impossible choice. With time and the old laws working against her, Liesl must discover who she truly is before her fate is sealed.
Set at the turn of the 19th century, when young upstart composers like Beethoven were forever altering the sound of music, S. Jae-Jones’ richly imagined debut, Wintersong, spins a spellbinding tale of music, love, sisterhood, and a young woman’s search for self-actualization.
Six months after the end of Wintersong, Liesl is working toward furthering both her brother’s and her own musical careers. Although she is determined to look forward and not behind, life in the world above is not as easy as Liesl had hoped. Her younger brother Josef is cold, distant, and withdrawn, while Liesl can’t forget the austere young man she left beneath the earth, and the music he inspired in her.
When troubling signs arise that the barrier between worlds is crumbling, Liesl must return to the Underground to unravel the mystery of life, death, and the Goblin King—who he was, who he is, and who he will be. What will it take to break the old laws once and for all? What is the true meaning of sacrifice when the fate of the world—or the ones Liesl loves—is in her hands?
“A maze of beauty and darkness, of music and magic and glittering things, all tied together with exquisite writing. This is a world you will want to stay lost in.”—Marie Lu, #1 New York Timesbestselling author
Schaum's Outline of Financial Management provides a succinct review of all financial management concepts in topics such as financial forecasting, planning and budgeting, the management of working capital, short-term financing, time value of money, risk, return, and valuation, capital budgeting, and more.
The research presented in this volume is split into three sections:
·User Understanding through Multisensory Perception: deals with the analysis and recognition of a given situation or stimuli, addressing issues of facial recognition, body gestures and sound localization.
·Facial and Body Modelling Animation: presents the methods used in modelling and animating faces and bodies to generate realistic motion.
·Modelling Human Behaviours: presents the behavioural aspects of virtual humans and social robots when interacting and reacting to real humans and each other.
Context Aware Human-Robot and Human-Agent Interaction would be of great use to students, academics and industry specialists in areas like Robotics, HCI, and Computer Graphics.
The Vest-Pocket MBA offers a wealth of guidelines, illustrations, and how-to’s for the modern decision-maker, from the B-school student to the senior executive.
This book analyzes the cost of division that the four powers must bear as well as the benefits of nification they will acquire. There has been much research on the same topic, but mostly done from the perspective of Korean scholars. However, this book provides perspectives of scholars from each of the four states as well as Asia-Pacific region. This book is part of an ongoing effort by KINU to strengthen South Korea’s unification diplomacy.
This book is divided into 10 chapters. Chapter 1-8 analyze the cost of division and the benefits of unification from the security and economic perspective of the United States, Japan, China, and Russia. Chapter 9 and 10 look at the bigger picture by discussing the division cost and benefits of unification from the standpoint of the Asia-Pacific region as a whole. Based on the analyses of the chapters, the conclusion chapter examines the similarities and differences of the division cost that the four powers must bear as well as the benefits they will obtain.
The Costs of Division and the Benefits of Unification for the Four Northeast Asian Powers/ Kook-Shin Kim, Jae-Jeok Park
The Costs of Korean Division and the Benefits of Korean Unification for U.S. National Security/ Kongdan Katy Oh
Economic Implications for the United States of the Divided Korean Peninsula/ William B. Brown
Korean Peninsula Division/Unification and China : From the Security Perspective of China/ Ming Liu
Korean Peninsula Division/Unification and China : From the Economic Perspective of China/ Jiyoung Zheng,Jianzhong Jiang
Korean Peninsula Division/Unification : From the Security Perspective of Japan/ Tomohiko Satake
Costs and Benefits of Korean Unification for Japan : Political and Economic Perspectives/ Sachio Nakato
Korean Peninsula Division/Unification and Russia : From the Security Perspective of Russia/ Leonid Petrov
Korean Peninsula Division/Unification and Russia : From the Economic Perspective of Russia/ Alexander Fedorovskiy
Korean Peninsula Division/Unification and Security Order in the Asia-Pacific Region/ Thomas S. Wilkins
Korean Peninsula Unification : Opportunities and Challenges to Asia-Pacific Economies/ Jeffrey Robertson
About the Book The Deja Review series helps you Remember what you already know; the flashcard format helps medical students recall the most important, must-know facts and concepts covered in their course work for histology and medical cell biology. This rapid-fire question & answer review book allows students to quickly navigate through the information needed for their course exams and USMLE Step 1. Active recall questions reinforce correct answers to enhance learning - not just passive memorization. This book will publish with seven other basic science books in the Deja Review series, along with USMLE Step1 and USMLE Step 2 review books for a total of 10 new editions of Deja Review in 2010.
FeaturesActive recall Q&A format simulates flashcards in a book. Keywords and mnemonics highlighted throughout the text. High-Yield diagrams. NEW: Histological images Numerous correlations with pathology and pahtophysiology to help students tie together basic facts with clinical medicine. Expanded clinical vignette review questions at the end of each chapter. Contributions by med students who just aced the USMLE Step 1. Written by top students who just took the Step 1 exam. Two column format allows for ?flashcard? use of Q&A USMLE-format vignettes at the end of each chapter provide review of material covered in a clinical presentation. Clinical correlations of basic science throughout the text help students prepare for course work and board exams. Content complements other review material and works in conjunction with other larger course books. Portable size for use on the go Chapters written by med students ensures the most up-to-date coverage of content actually covered on course exam and USMLE
Primary Market: First and second year US and Canadian medical students preparing for USMLE Step 1: 17,000
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DO Students USMLE Step 1 test-takers: 1,500 Author Profiles
Ricky Darnell Grisson, II, MD, (Boston, MA) Pathology resident at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA. Graduated from Harvard Medical School magna cum laude NPP.
Jae W. Song, MD, (Ann Arbor, MI) Surgery resident at University of Michigan Health Systems, Ann Arbor, MI. Graduated from New York University School of Medicine, New York City with Honors in Cell Biology as part of a 6-year Research Program.
The Complete CPA Desk Reference—the convenient, comprehensive reference professionals have relied on for nearly fifteen years—is now updated in a new Fifth Edition to give today's busy executives and accountants the helpful information they need in a quick-reference format. Packed with practical techniques and rules of thumb for solving day-to-day accounting issues, the new edition helps you quickly pinpoint what to look for, what to watch out for, what to do, and how to do it. In an easy-to-use Q & A format, it covers such useful topics as IFRS standards, internal control over financial reporting financial measures, ratios, and procedures.Includes complete coverage of the Risk Assessment Auditing Standards and Standards of the PCAOB Incorporates Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) throughout the book Adds new chapters on professional ethics and quality controls for CPA firms Features a new section on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
Packed with checklists, samples, and worked-out solutions to a variety of accounting problems, this reliable reference tool is a powerful companion for the complex, ever-changing world of accounting.
From its inception in the nineteenth century, photography has instigated a series of theoretical debates. In this new text, Jae Emerling therefore argues that the most insightful way to approach the histories of photography is to address simultaneously the key events of photographic history alongside the theoretical discourse that accompanied them.
While the nineteenth century is discussed, the central focus of the text is on modern and contemporary photographic theory. Particular attention is paid to key thinkers, such as Baudelaire, Barthes and Sontag. In addition, the centrality of photography to contemporary art practice is addressed through the theoretical work of Allan Sekula, John Tagg, Rosalind Krauss, and Vilém Flusser. The text also includes readings of many canonical photographers and exhibitions including: Atget, Brassai, August Sander, Walker Evans, The Family of Man, Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander, Cindy Sherman, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Sebastaio Salgado, Jeff Wall, and others.
In addition, Emerling provides close readings of key passages from some major theoretical texts. These glosses come between the chapters and serve as a conceptual line that connects them. Glosses include:
Roland Barthes, "The Rhetoric of the Image" (1964)
Susan Sontag, Regarding the Pain of Others (2002)
Michel Foucault on the archive (1969)
Walter Benjamin, "Little History of Photography" (1931)
Vilém Flusser, Towards a Philosophy of Photography (1983)
A substantial glossary of critical terms and names, as well as an extensive bibliography, make this the ideal book for courses on the history and theory of photography.
All her life, Annie Prideaux has suffered through her brother’s constant practical jokes. But Jake’s last joke is one too many, she decides when he sets her up on a blind date with his friend Drew—neglecting to tell his straight sister one tiny detail: her date is not a man, but a lesbian.
Annie and Drew decide it’s time to turn the tables on Jake by pretending to fall in love with each other.
At first glance, they have nothing in common. Disillusioned with love, Annie focuses on books, her cat, and her work as an accountant while Drew, more confident and outgoing, owns a dog and spends most of her time working in her beloved vineyard.
Only their common goal to take revenge on Jake unites them. But what starts as a table-turning game soon turns Annie’s and Drew’s lives upside down as the lines between pretending and reality begin to blur.
Something in the Wine is a story about love, friendship, and coming to terms with what it means to be yourself.
A rebellious heroine faces a colonial world coming unstitched in Jae Waller's stunning debut fantasy
Seventeen-year-old Kateiko doesn’t want to be Rin anymore—not if it means sacrificing lives to protect the dead. Her only way out is to join another tribe, a one-way trek through the coastal rainforest. Killing a colonial soldier in the woods isn’t part of the plan. Neither is spending the winter with Tiernan, an immigrant who keeps a sword with his carpentry tools. His log cabin leaks and his stories about other worlds raise more questions than they answer.
Then the air spirit Suriel, long thought dormant, resurrects a war. For Kateiko, protecting other tribes in her confederacy is atonement. For Tiernan, war is a return to the military life he’s desperate to forget.
Leaving Tiernan means losing the one man Kateiko trusts. Staying with him means abandoning colonists to a death sentence. In a region tainted by prejudice and on the brink of civil war, she has to decide what’s worth dying—or killing—for.
This special collection of prose and poetry was created by survivors of sexual discrimination and/or abuse. These pieces were written specifically for audio and present a range of emotion, including anger.
For too long, victims have been told to be quiet, to keep a secret, to be ashamed, to be blamed, and we now say, "No more." It is time to speak. It is time to form a chorus of voices that demand change.
This anthology is a way to channel those experiences into something inspiring, moving, and encourages others to action.
Edited by Tanya Eby. Assistant Editor Karen White. Post production and original music by Amanda Rose Smith.
Written by: Em Jae, E., Deepti Gupta, Suzanne Barbetta, Dee, Samantha MacLeod, Bronwyn Green, Rachel Fulginiti, Mary Caroline Smith, Jackie Rosenfeld, Tor Thom, Charlotte, Samantha Greene, Rachel Wisley, Karen White, Emily Lawrence, Kali, Marie Christy, Carol Schneider, Anonymous, Sal, and Sahana Kumar.
Performed by: Christa Lewis, Neil Hellegers, Emily Beresford, Hillary Huber, Deepti Gupta, Suzanne Barbetta, Madeleine Maby, Tavia Gilbert, Lisa Flanagan, Rachel Fulginiti, Donna Postel, Carly Robins, Tor Thom, Nicol Zanzerella, Caitlin Kelley, Erin Mallon, Karen White, Francesca Amari, Emily Lawrence, Megan Tusing, Cassandra Campbell, Carol Schneider, Sal, Siiri Scott, and Tanya Eby.
Chorus Performed by: Matt Godfrey, Amanda Dolan, Melissa Moran, Khristine Hvam, Jesse Vilinsky, Andrea Emmes, Ralph Lister, Angie Hickman, Stuart Poltrock, Joe Hempel, Laura Bannister, Natalie Naudus, Greg Tremblay, Elizabeth Wiley, Eve Passeltiner, Rosemary Benson, Emily Durante, Karen Commins, Helen Lloyd, Amy McFadden, Sophie Amoss, Suzanne Elise Freeman, Jane Oppenheimer, Lori Prince, David Stifel, Lacy Laurel, Denice Stradling, Pamela Lorence, Suzie Althens, Kelley Ernst, Becca Ballenger, Lauren Ezzo, Sarah Mollo Christensen, Patrick Lawlor, Carol Jacobanis, Rich Miller, Anne Flosnik, Shiromi Arserio, Meghan Kelly, Kate Rudd, and Caroline McLaughlin.
Additional Contributors: Nicol Zanzerella, Caitlin Kelley, Erin Mallon, Karen White.