THE DEMON'S WATCH

by Conrad Mason

LUTYENS & RUBINSTEIN LITERARY AGENCY

 
THE DEMON'S WATCH
THE DEMON'S WATCH

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An accessible, rip-roaring adventure full of pirates, magical creatures and unlikely heroes. This is fantasy at its best. 'We're the Demon's Watch, son. Protectors of Port Fayt. Scourge of all sea scum. Don't tell me you've never heard of us?' Half-goblin boy Joseph Grubb lives in Fayt, a bustling trading port where elves, trolls, fairies and humans live side by side. Fed up of working at the Legless Mermaid tavern, Grubb dreams of escape - until a whirlwind encounter with a smuggler plunges him into Fayt's criminal underworld. There he meets the Demon's Watch and learns of their mission to save the port from a mysterious and deadly threat. Can Grubb and his new allies uncover the dark plot in time, or will they end up as fish food in Harry's Shark Pit?

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IMPATIENT OPTIMIST: BILL GATES IN HIS OWN WORDS

by Lisa Rogak

MENDEL MEDIA GROUP LLC.

 
IMPATIENT OPTIMIST: BILL GATES IN HIS OWN WORDS
IMPATIENT OPTIMIST: BILL GATES IN HIS OWN WORDS

The definitive collection of the insights, wit and wisdom of the creator of Microsoft, one of the richest men in the world, who has become the most powerful philanthropist in history.

Bill Gates, the founder and former CEO of Microsoft, has been a revered, and occasionally controversial, worldwide business icon for more than three decades.

Recognized by most as an ingenious visionary, and painted by some as a tyrannical, less-than-scrupulous empire builder, Gates has had an unignorable impact on the growth of digital technology in daily life over the past 30 years. Even his sharpest critics have to acknowledge the obvious: Gates helped spearhead one of the greatest revolutions in modern history by seizing on the importance of software to the rise of the personal computer, along the way turning an arcane, specialized technology into a commonplace tool for the office and home.

Gates has long been ranked as one of the world’s wealthiest men--which gave him a name recognition far greater than that of most CEOs--and businesspeople of all stripes have looked to him as a role model, using his words and business strategies to help create, inspire, and grow their own companies. After he stopped running Microsoft's day-to-day operations in 2008 to devote himself full-time to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a kinder, gentler Gates began to emerge. As a result, people actively involved in the philanthropic world, whether in professional, part-time, or personal capacities, began to develop a new appreciation for the man.

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THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

by Kari Luna

FOUNDRY LITERARY + MEDIA

 
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

Sophie Sophia is obsessed with music from the late eighties.

She also plays guitar with The Cure, sees baby black bears falling from the sky and dances with the Ramones in the cafeteria. She sees things no one else sees. Does things you can hardly imagine. And even though it sounds like the most exciting, must-have kind of life, all she wants is what every other 14-year old girl wants: to fit in.

Thanks to her brilliant but mad physicist father who left when she was ten, her mother who prefers relocating to dealing with it all, and her increasingly frequent hallucinations, Sophie’s life has been anything but normal. That is, until she moves to Havencrest.

In this typical suburb, twenty miles north of Chicago, Sophie decides to get rid of her visions, once and for all. It’s here she meets a scientific boy genius who wants to cure her, a Kerouac-loving bookworm who wants to save her, and a giant shaman panda who guides her. As she becomes more and more like her father, Sophie travels back to where it all began – New York City. Armed with her best friend and trusty Walkman, Sophie tries to figure out whether her father was madly inventive – or simply mad. As she discovers more about her visions, string theory, and a father who could be the key to it all, she learns to let go – and love a life less ordinary.

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THE COLD COLD GROUND

by Adrian McKinty

PROFILE BOOKS LTD.

 
THE COLD COLD GROUND
THE COLD COLD GROUND

There may be troubles ahead...Northern Ireland. Spring 1981. Hunger strikes. Riots. Power cuts. A homophobic serial killer with a penchant for opera. And a young woman's suicide that may yet turn out to be murder.

On the surface, the events are unconnected, but then things - and people - aren't always what they seem. Detective Sergeant Duffy is the man tasked with trying to get to the bottom of it all. It's no easy job - especially when it turns out that one of the victims was involved in the IRA, but last seen discussing business with someone from the UVF. Add to that the fact that as a Catholic policemen, it doesn't matter which side he's on, because nobody trusts him - and Sergeant Duffy really is in a no-win situation. Fast-paced, evocative and brutal, "The Cold, Cold Ground" is a brilliant depiction of Belfast at the height of the Troubles - and a cop treading a thin, thin line.

"McKinty's The Cold Cold Ground has got onto on my five best books of the year list as it is riveting, brilliant and just about the best book yet on Northern Ireland" - Ken Bruen

"Adrian McKinty is the voice of the new Northern Irish generation but he's not afraid to examine the past. This writer is a legend in the making and The Cold, Cold Ground is the latest proof of this"- Gerard Brennan