The power of the elvenlords over humans and halfbreeds is supreme, except for the threat of the Prophecy. Ironically, the concubine of the Elven overlord gives birth to a child who becomes a dangerous yet treasured person. For it is her magic and fortune that will change the world.
From CNN's veteran Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta, an explosive, first-hand account of the dangers he faces reporting on the current White House while fighting on the front lines in President Trump's war on truth.
The invention of numerals is perhaps the greatest abstraction the human mind has ever created. Virtually everything in our lives is digital, numerical, or quantified. The story of how and where we got these numerals has for thousands of years been shrouded in mystery. Finding Zero is an adventure-filled saga of Amir Aczel's lifelong obsession: to find the original sources of our numerals. Aczel has doggedly crisscrossed the ancient world, scouring dusty texts, cross examining so-called scholars who offered wildly differing facts, and ultimately penetrating deep into a Cambodian jungle to find a definitive proof. While on this odyssey, Aczel meets a host of fascinating characters: academics in search of truth, jungle trekkers looking for adventure, surprisingly honest politicians, shameless smugglers, and treacherous archaeological thieves--who finally reveal where our numbers come from. Here, he takes the reader along for the ride
Anne Silver’s brother had been working to expose a ring of swindlers when he was struck down by a car—a clear case of attempted murder. Now Anne’s determined to finish what her brother started. But she can’t do it without the help of ex-CIA agent Julian Aries, a man who once betrayed her. With Julian as an unwilling conspirator, the couple goes undercover to face ghosts old and new.