(1881) Later republished as A Daughter's Devotion Written at the height of George MacDonald's literary career, the story centers around the life of a simple merchant's daughter. Mary Marston's unswerving commitment to love God and others is contrasted with a backdrop of an array of characters and a complex and sometimes mysterious plot. It is a story of a woman who loves a man, and teaches him to change. Not out of his love for her, but simply because it was the right thing to do.
John Carter returns to the red planet ten years after his Martian death in search of his wife, Princess Dejah Thoris. He joins forces with old comrades and forms new lifetime alliances as he battles hostile enemies, previously unknown to his people of Barsoom. His adventures reveal the truth about the Gods of Mars. This is the second book in the Mars series.
Although Alexander, a Japanese-American teen living in a small Southern-California beach town, enters his junior year of high school apathetically, he is soon thrust out of this ennui when he begins a secret relationship with Lila, his teacher’s daughter, as well as when he befriends a troubled freshman, Kenneth. Things finally seem to be looking up for Alex, all until Kenneth forms reluctant plans to bring a gun to school and Alex must act fast to stop this new friend from doing the unimaginable. No More Dead Kids is a firebrand call to action regarding the United States’ adolescent mental health epidemic and the seemingly endless cycle of school shootings and violence, examining American adolescent life through the eyes of three teenagers discovering love, music, sexuality, and personal identity during a tumultuous and uncertain time both at home and during a cross-country road trip.
Although Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950) is justifiably famous as the creator of Tarzan of the Apes, that uprooted Englishman was not his only popular hero. Burroughs's first sale (in 1912) was A Princess of Mars, opening the floodgates to one of the must successful--and prolific--literary careers in history. This is a wonderful scientific romance that perhaps can be best described as early science fiction melded with an epic dose of romantic adventure. A Princess of Mars is the first adventure of John Carter, a Civil War veteran who unexpectedly find himself transplanted to the planet Mars. Yet this red planet is far more than a dusty, barren place; it's a fantasy world populated with giant green barbarians, beautiful maidens in distress, and weird flora and monstrous fauna the likes of which could only exist in the author's boundless imagination. Sheer escapism of the tallest order, the Martian novels are perfect entertainment for those who find Tarzan's fantastic adventures aren't, well, fantastic enough. Although this novel can stand alone, there are a total of 11 volumes in this classic series of otherworldly, swashbuckling adventure.
Far to the north, in the frozen wastes of Polar Mars, lay the home of the Holy Therns, sacred and inviolate. Only John Carter dared to go there to find his lost Dejah Thoris. But between him and his goal lay the bones of all who had gone before.
Carthoris falls in love with Thuvia, princess of Ptarth, who was rescued by John Carter from the Therns. Thuvia is stolen away by Astok, Prince of Dusar, Ptarth's rival. Carthoris follows her across Barsoom and rescues her, encountering some strange and fascinating creatures. Thuvia, unfortunately, is already betrothed to Kulan Tith, Jeddak of Kaol, ally of Helium.
The Chessmen of Mars is the fifth book in the "Mars" series written by Edgar Rice Burroughs. This book focuses on Tara of Helium, John Carter's daughter. Strange creatures who play deadly games of martian chess decide to use her in one of their live games. As always, Burroughs described everything with such clarity that you can nearly see it.
Tobias Smith wakes up 7 years after his own death to find out that he's now a Reaper. He must figure out why and what he's needed for.
story wraps up "Wishing On A Star," and begins another. It deals with a band of loyal followers fleeing a revolution on their home world, falling through a black hole into another galaxy...Ours. The weary travelers detect something on a large red planet, so they decide to land and check things out.
**daily update Mason Cooper has been reborn. Literally. One minute, he is a thirty-year-old man living in Canada, and the next, he is a toddler living in Kentucky, in an alternate timeline. To complicate things even more, inside Mason is something called an “Operator,” which is a mysterious robotic-like system that has the possibility of granting him superpowers. With his quest to constantly improve his abilities and see what the system can do for him, what will Mason encounter as he starts to navigate the world as a police officer?
Once Allura woke up, she was no longer the great general, but instead a student of the Military Command Department Some one once asked her: “Why did you choose to come to the military academy, Allura?” “Because I have a natural talent.” “I've never seen such a conceited person. Man or woman.” Allura: “Please call it ambition. Thank you.”