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Catilina's Riddle (Roma Sub Rosa, #3)

Using scholarly historical insight and evocative storytelling that brings to life the glories of ancient Rome Steven Saylor takes the reader from the bloody lines of clashing Roman armies to the backrooms of the Senate floor where power hungry politicians wrestle the Fates for control of Rome s destiny br br With the consular election drawing near Rome is fiercely divided between the conservative Cicero and the tempestuous Catilina whose followers are rumored to be plotting a blood thirsty siege for power if their leader fails to win office br br Gordianus the Finder retired to his Etruscan farm is happy to be free of the intrigue and danger of the capital but when his old friend Cicero enlists the Finder in an elaborate plot to control Catilina Gordianus is drawn back into a familiar world Now caught in a cloak and dagger political struggle for the fate of the Republic Gordianus finds himself strangely drawn to the controversial candidate Is Catilina really a subversive renegade or are Cicero suspicions part of an even greater conspiracy When a headless corpse ominously appears on his farm Gordianus knows he must unlock the secret of i Catilina s Riddle i before Rome tears herself apart


The Riddler's Gift (Tales of the Lifesong, #1)

In a time when the world was ravaged by chaos one kingdom remains ordered isolated protected Then Tabitha Serannon awakens an ancient power and the world begins to change br br She is hunted for her talent The Shadowcasters whisper in her ears as their evil closes around her Soon the Riddler walks beside her but is he on her side br br She has a moment to learn the magic before she loses her grasp of the Lifesong but the path she must follow leads into Darkness into terror treachery and desire br br To survive she must give voice to a music that she hardly understands an enchantment that will echo through all time


I Spy: A Book of Picture Riddles

With million copies sold the bestselling I Spy series is being relaunched with new designs and foil covers br br This bestselling book features riddles that send readers searching through photographs to find hidden objects


Riddle of the Seven Realms

The worst of the mess they were in Kestrel knew was that it was all his own fault It all began when he had tried to cheat the lady wizard Phoebe with a load of worthless wood When she insisted on testing his sample the demon Astron had burst through the flame br br Explanation of the realms of order and chaos revised Contains glossary and author s afterward


Mist & Whispers (The Weaver's Riddle, #1)

Imagine a world in eternal darkness A world where skeletal beasts lurk in the forest Where the women are missing and the men are in need of salvation br br In the West English town of Little Wolf Green Scott s bookshop is about to close down Convinced the bookshop holds the key to her mother s identity sixteen year old Anya Piddling vows to save Scott s whatever the cost br When four books of magic and myth take the world by storm Anya begins a journey to discover the truth about the author known only as the Weaver Followed closely by her friends and one surly bitter ex boyfriend Anya soon realises a whole new world awaits a world gone very wrong with maddening whispers in the forest magical winged Kings and a dragon boy that understands her inside and out But this world needs a saviour and everyone is looking at her


The Monk and the Riddle: The Education of a Silicon Valley Entrepreneur

This book describes how one Silicon Valley insider has blazed a path of professional and personal success playing the game by his own rules Silicon Valley is filled with garage to riches stories and hot young entrepreneurs with big ideas Yet even in this place where the exceptional is common Randy Komisar is a breed apart Currently a Virtual CEO who provides leadership on demand for several renowned companies Komisar was recently described by the Washington Post as a combined professional mentor minister without portfolio in your face investor trouble shooter and door opener But even more interesting than what he does is how and why he does it Komisar has found a way to turn an ambitious and challenging work life into his life s work The Monk and the Riddle is unlike any other business book you ve read Transcending the typical leadership book model of lists and frameworks on how to succeed in business The Monk and the Riddle is instead a lively and humorous narrative about the education of a unique Valley insider It unfolds over the course of an ongoing dialogue between Komisar and would be entrepreneurs Lenny and Allison and is at once a portal into the inner workings of Silicon Valley from how startups get launched to how venture capitalists do their deals to how plans get prepared and pitched and a deeply personal account of how one mover and shaker found fulfillment not in work s rewards but in work itself As the narrative follows Komisar through meetings with venture capitalists and eager entrepreneurs and as his conversations with Lenny evolve toward a resolution The Monk and the Riddle imparts invaluable lessons about the differences between leadership and management and passion and drive and about the meaning of professional and personal success When all is said and done writes Komisar the journey is the reward


The Emperor's Riddles

THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER br br Carrying quotes from Amish Tripathi amp Ashwin Sanghi on its cover this new mystery thriller described by Hindustan Times as a gripping tale of intrigue and by The Hindu as a heady mix of history amp mystery has already made it to several Top Bestseller charts br br More terrifying than the savage murder of historian Ram Mathur on the ghats of Ganga are the questions that follow Desperate for answers Sia turns to esoteric writer amp friend Om Patnaik But what begins as a hunt for the killer becomes an extraordinary trail of riddles strewn across the country that must end at the gates of an enigma br br An ancient enigma so powerful that even gods would kill for it br br In another time and space rules an Emperor who plays with phenomenal forces that make him supreme who faces these very forces when they threaten the survival of the human race An Emperor who must ultimately pay homage to the enigma br br As Patnaik and Sia race from one riddle to another towards a royal secret that has remained alive for centuries will the final truth save them or destroy them forever br br The path beckons Can you solve The Emperor s Riddles br br Check out the Online Extract here on Goodreads and the Official HD Trailer on YouTube


The Riddle of the Third Mile (Inspector Morse, #6)

Inspector Morse isn t sure what to make of the truncated body found dumped in the Oxford Canal He suspects it may be all that s left of an elderly Oxford don last seen boarding a London train days before


The Mussorgsky Riddle

Psychic Mira Tejedor possesses unique talents that enable her to find anything and anyone but now she must find a comatose boy wandering lost inside the labyrinth of his own mind Thirteen year old Anthony Faircloth hasn t spoken a word in almost a month and with each passing day his near catatonic state worsens No doctor test or scan can tell Anthony s distraught mother what has happened to her already troubled son In desperation she turns to Mira for answers hoping her unique abilities might succeed where science has failed br br At their first encounter Mira is pulled into Anthony s mind and finds the child s psyche shattered into the various movements of Modest Mussorgsky s classical music suite Pictures at an Exhibition As she navigates this magical dreamscape drawn from Anthony s twin loves of Russian composers and classical mythology Mira must contend with gnomes troubadours and witches in her search for the truth behind Anthony s mysterious malady br br The real world however holds its own dangers The onset of Anthony s condition coincides with the disappearance of his older brother s girlfriend a missing persons case that threatens to tear the city apart Mira discovers that in order to save Anthony she will have to catch a murderer who will stop at nothing to keep the secrets contained in Anthony s unique mind from ever seeing the light


Why Now? (Love Riddles #1)

He was my everything br I loved him br For over twenty years br And everyone knew including him br But he never loved me back br Not once br Not ever br So I moved on br Until now br Now he s back and wants to make me his br He s everything I ve ever wanted br I should be happy br But there s one problem br My fianc


Spot the Plot: A Riddle Book of Book Riddles

Thirteen witty and wacky poems pose riddles that challenge readers to Name That Book With a glass slipper here and a spiderweb there Lynn Munsinger s adorable illustrations lead young readers to the solutions From em Goodnight Moon em to em Madeline em children and parents alike will delight in recognizing their most cherished stories


Redwall Map & Riddler

Escape into the land of Redwall with this beautifully illustrated full color fold out map Explore the treacherous terrain legendary landmarks and wondrous sites which Brian Jacques has made famous in his Redwall tales Then test your Redwall knowledge with The Redwall Riddler full of riddles quick fire suggestions and baffling word puzzles


I Spy Treasure Hunt: A Book of Picture Riddles

With million copies sold the bestselling I Spy series is being relaunched with new designs and foil covers br br This bestselling book features riddles that send readers searching for hidden objects in photographs with treasure hunt themes


Gabriel Finley and the Raven's Riddle (Gabriel Finley #1)

b A first rate fantasy for middle grade readers declares i Booklist i in a starred review comparing Gabriel Finley to Harry Potter Philip Pullman s His Dark Materials series and The Mysterious Benedict Society b br br A tangle of ingenious riddles a malevolent necklace called a torc and flocks of menacing birds these are just some of the obstacles that stand between Gabriel and his father Adam Finley who has vanished from their Brooklyn brownstone When Gabriel rescues an orphaned baby raven named Paladin he discovers a family secret Finleys can bond with ravens in extraordinary ways Along with Paladin and three valiant friends Gabriel sets out to bring his father home They soon discover that Adam is being held captive by the evil demon Corax half man half raven and Adam s very own disgraced brother in a foreboding netherworld of birds called Aviopolis With help from his army of ghoulish minions the valravens Corax is plotting to take over the land above and now only Gabriel stands in his way br br A b vivid compelling fantasy b that sends you off to a world you will not soon forget b Norton Juster author of i The Phantom Tollbooth i b br br A great read for fantasy lovers who have worn out their copies of b i Harry Potter i b i School Library Journal i Starred br br Brimful of antic energy and inventive flair b like the best middle grade fantasies b readers like baby birds will devour it and clamor for future installments i Kirkus Reviews i


Who Is to Blame? A Russian Riddle

b Beverly Hills Book Awards Finalist in Historical Fiction b br br i Who is to Blame i is a historical saga of two families one born of noble heritage and the other bound as serfs to the noble s household Set during the mid s in the vast grainfields of Russia i Who Is to Blame i follows the lives of two star crossed serfs Elizaveta and Feodor torn apart by their own families and the Church while simultaneously trapped in the inhumane life of poverty to which they were born br br At the other end of the spectrum Count Maximov and his family struggle to maintain harmony amidst a tapestry of deception and debauchery woven by the Count s son The plot twists further when the Tsar emancipates twenty million serfs from bondage as the rural gentry s life of privilege and carelessness takes its final bow and much of Russia s nobility faces possible financial ruin br br The novel s riddles flow subtly throughout spurring readers to ponder where the blame actually lies In the end we must tap into our own hearts to navigate the depths and quandaries of the author s perplexing question


The Riddle of St. Leonard's (Owen Archer, #5)

Medieval York is wrapped in a dangerous riddle that only Owen Archer can unfurl br br The fetid summer heat of has the citizens of York besieging Owen Archer s apothecary wife Lucie for physicks against noxious vapors But more than pestilence is in the air Owen is summoned to investigate the theft of rare treasures from St Leonard s Hospital and the untimely deaths of aging patients br br What links a brutal robbery a fatal fire a lay sister some still call whore and a homeless urchin who shoots an arrow as straight as Owen himself Country lore and town gossip lead him deep into the past toward a killer with a heart blacker than the plague itself


The Riddle of The Stones

The exciting sequel to The Secret of Spirits Bay concludes the time twisting adventures of Tom and Ana in New Zealand With the precious Staff of Solomon stolen Tom embarks on a perilous search for his missing friend Ana A search that leads him to England and then finally back to Aotearoa once more Meanwhile ancient forces from the past still influence Tom though he may be the only one able to stop the terrible destructive forces of the mysterious stone held in the Staff of Solomon


I Spy School Days: A Book of Picture Riddles

School is open for I Spy fans With a fun learning activity on every page this book provides readers with a blackboard scene with brain teasers to solve a classification puzzle to ponder a nature scene to explore and much much more A New York Publi


I Spy Christmas: A Book of Picture Riddles

This best selling book features a collection of favourite I Spy riddles that send readers searching for hidden objects in thirteen photographs with a Christmas theme Each rhyming riddle in this bright collection of photographic challenges invites children to find objects hidden throughout thematic pages


Batman: Riddler And The Riddle Factory

Riddler starts his own riddle show That isn t good br In this issue the Riddler has a new public access TV show where he humiliates and exposes the secrets of the rich all the while giving his audience a chance to win money or experience pai depending on wether they answer it correctly or not br Batman and Gordon are on the case especially when they find out that on his next show the Riddler wants to expose the secrets of Billionare Bruce Wayne


Anastasia - The Riddle Of Anna Anderson, Updated with an new Afterword

On February a young woman was rescued from a Berlin canal and taken to a local asylum Her body bore the scars of bullet and bayonet wounds For a long time she refused to give her name and was known as Fraulein Unbekannt Miss Unknown When she did declare herself as the Grand Duchess Anastasia youngest daughter of the murdered Romanovs she became the centre of a storm of controversy that still continues after her death in Peter Kurth s brilliant and meticulously researched account shows that the evidence that Anna Anderson was Anastasia is in the end overwhelming Nevertheless the extraordinary secrecy which still shrouds some of the key evidence suggests that as her uncle the Grand Duke of Hesse wrote an investigation of her identity could be dangerous


Good to Eat: Riddles of Food and Culture

Why are human food habits so diverse Why do Americans recoil at the thought of dog meat Jews and Moslems pork Hindus beef Why do Asians abhor milk In Good to Eat bestselling author Marvin Harris leads readers on an informative detective adventure to solve the world s major food puzzles He explains the diversity of the world s gastronomic customs demonstrating that what appear at first glance to be irrational food tastes turn out really to have been shaped by practical or economic or political necessity In addition his smart and spirited treatment sheds wisdom on such topics as why there has been an explosion in fast food why history indicates that it s bad to eat people but good to kill them and why children universally reject spinach Good to Eat is more than an intellectual adventure in food for thought It is a highly readable scientifically accurate and fascinating work that demystifies the causes of myriad human cultural differences


The Riddle of the Compass: The Invention that Changed the World

The story of the compass is shrouded in mystery and myth yet most will agree it begins around the time of the birth of Christ in ancient China A mysterious lodestone whose powers affected metal was known to the Chinese emperor When this piece of metal was suspended in water it always pointed north This unexplainable occurrence led to the stone s use in feng shui the Chinese art of finding the right location However it was the Italians more than a thousand years later who discovered the ultimate destiny of the lodestone and unleashed its formidable powers In Amalfi sometime in the twelfth century the compass was born crowning the Italians as the new rulers of the seas and heralding the onset of the modern world Retracing the roots of the compass and sharing the fascinating story of navigation through the ages i The Riddle of the Compass i is Aczel at his most entertaining and insightful br


The Riddle Chest: 50 Original Riddles to Stump Your Brain

From the author of Lunch from a Cannon comes a poetic riddle book designed to stump and amuse even the most seasoned riddle fan One of the two solution keys is ciphered for those wishing to check a solution without seeing other solutions Riddles are the mind s exercise


The Celtic Riddle (Lara McClintoch Archeological Mystery, #4)

The reading of the last will of wealthy Eamon Byrne sets off a murder spree and a treasure hunt in the Irish countryside and antiques dealer Lara McClintoch is in the middle of the action Lara s friend Alex is one of the beneficiaries of the Will and she is worried he may be on the murderer s list The Byrne family is feuding and there are hints of a troubled past Lara enlists her new Irish friends to help decipher clues based on a poem of mythic Ireland and risks her own life to follow the clues Byrne left behind


I Spy Spooky Night: A Book of Picture Riddles

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Einstein's Riddle: Riddles, Paradoxes, and Conundrums to Stretch Your Mind

Riddles paradoxes and conundrums have been confusing and confounding people since at least the time of the Ancient Greeks The eponymous riddle according to legend was devised by Albert Einstein as a child He claimed that only about of the population would be able to work out the correct answer There are no tricks and there is only one answer It requires the cool application of logic to solve And a lot of patience br br i Einstein s Riddle i features fifty of the toughest logic problems lateral thinking puzzles and tests of mental agility By turns entertaining and infuriating the puzzles challenge our preconceptions tell us about how we reason and provide a rigorous intellectual workout


The Book of Riddles

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Riddles and Danger (The Secret Zoo #3)

Noah Megan Richie and Ella are the Action Scouts friends whose tree house overlooks the Clarksville City Zoo When they discover a magical world hidden within the zoo they are swept away on an adventure in which penguins can fly a mysterious figure lurks in the shadows and the scouts are enlisted to help Mr Darby who is in charge of the Secret Zoo br br But will the scouts be able to fight against the dangerous sasquatches who have escaped the zoo and threaten their town There s only one way to find out if the four friends training as Crossers can help save the Secret Zoo


The Riddle of Amish Culture

Since its publication in i The Riddle of Amish Culture i has become recognized as a classic work on one of America s most distinctive religious communities But many changes have occurred within Amish society over the past decade from westward migrations and a greater familiarity with technology to the dramatic shift away from farming into small business which is transforming Amish culture For this revised edition Donald B Kraybill has taken these recent changes into account incorporating new demographic research and new interviews he has conducted among the Amish In addition he includes a new chapter describing Amish recreation and social gatherings and he applies the concept of social capital to his sensitive and penetrating interpretation of how the Amish have preserved their social networks and the solidarity of their community


Catilina's Riddle (Roma Sub Rosa, #3)

Using scholarly historical insight and evocative storytelling that brings to life the glories of ancient Rome Steven Saylor takes the reader from the bloody lines of clashing Roman armies to the backrooms of the Senate floor where power hungry politicians wrestle the Fates for control of Rome s destiny br br With the consular election drawing near Rome is fiercely divided between the conservative Cicero and the tempestuous Catilina whose followers are rumored to be plotting a blood thirsty siege for power if their leader fails to win office br br Gordianus the Finder retired to his Etruscan farm is happy to be free of the intrigue and danger of the capital but when his old friend Cicero enlists the Finder in an elaborate plot to control Catilina Gordianus is drawn back into a familiar world Now caught in a cloak and dagger political struggle for the fate of the Republic Gordianus finds himself strangely drawn to the controversial candidate Is Catilina really a subversive renegade or are Cicero suspicions part of an even greater conspiracy When a headless corpse ominously appears on his farm Gordianus knows he must unlock the secret of i Catilina s Riddle i before Rome tears herself apart


The Riddler's Gift (Tales of the Lifesong, #1)

In a time when the world was ravaged by chaos one kingdom remains ordered isolated protected Then Tabitha Serannon awakens an ancient power and the world begins to change br br She is hunted for her talent The Shadowcasters whisper in her ears as their evil closes around her Soon the Riddler walks beside her but is he on her side br br She has a moment to learn the magic before she loses her grasp of the Lifesong but the path she must follow leads into Darkness into terror treachery and desire br br To survive she must give voice to a music that she hardly understands an enchantment that will echo through all time


I Spy: A Book of Picture Riddles

With million copies sold the bestselling I Spy series is being relaunched with new designs and foil covers br br This bestselling book features riddles that send readers searching through photographs to find hidden objects


Riddle of the Seven Realms

The worst of the mess they were in Kestrel knew was that it was all his own fault It all began when he had tried to cheat the lady wizard Phoebe with a load of worthless wood When she insisted on testing his sample the demon Astron had burst through the flame br br Explanation of the realms of order and chaos revised Contains glossary and author s afterward


Mist & Whispers (The Weaver's Riddle, #1)

Imagine a world in eternal darkness A world where skeletal beasts lurk in the forest Where the women are missing and the men are in need of salvation br br In the West English town of Little Wolf Green Scott s bookshop is about to close down Convinced the bookshop holds the key to her mother s identity sixteen year old Anya Piddling vows to save Scott s whatever the cost br When four books of magic and myth take the world by storm Anya begins a journey to discover the truth about the author known only as the Weaver Followed closely by her friends and one surly bitter ex boyfriend Anya soon realises a whole new world awaits a world gone very wrong with maddening whispers in the forest magical winged Kings and a dragon boy that understands her inside and out But this world needs a saviour and everyone is looking at her


The Monk and the Riddle: The Education of a Silicon Valley Entrepreneur

This book describes how one Silicon Valley insider has blazed a path of professional and personal success playing the game by his own rules Silicon Valley is filled with garage to riches stories and hot young entrepreneurs with big ideas Yet even in this place where the exceptional is common Randy Komisar is a breed apart Currently a Virtual CEO who provides leadership on demand for several renowned companies Komisar was recently described by the Washington Post as a combined professional mentor minister without portfolio in your face investor trouble shooter and door opener But even more interesting than what he does is how and why he does it Komisar has found a way to turn an ambitious and challenging work life into his life s work The Monk and the Riddle is unlike any other business book you ve read Transcending the typical leadership book model of lists and frameworks on how to succeed in business The Monk and the Riddle is instead a lively and humorous narrative about the education of a unique Valley insider It unfolds over the course of an ongoing dialogue between Komisar and would be entrepreneurs Lenny and Allison and is at once a portal into the inner workings of Silicon Valley from how startups get launched to how venture capitalists do their deals to how plans get prepared and pitched and a deeply personal account of how one mover and shaker found fulfillment not in work s rewards but in work itself As the narrative follows Komisar through meetings with venture capitalists and eager entrepreneurs and as his conversations with Lenny evolve toward a resolution The Monk and the Riddle imparts invaluable lessons about the differences between leadership and management and passion and drive and about the meaning of professional and personal success When all is said and done writes Komisar the journey is the reward


The Emperor's Riddles

THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER br br Carrying quotes from Amish Tripathi amp Ashwin Sanghi on its cover this new mystery thriller described by Hindustan Times as a gripping tale of intrigue and by The Hindu as a heady mix of history amp mystery has already made it to several Top Bestseller charts br br More terrifying than the savage murder of historian Ram Mathur on the ghats of Ganga are the questions that follow Desperate for answers Sia turns to esoteric writer amp friend Om Patnaik But what begins as a hunt for the killer becomes an extraordinary trail of riddles strewn across the country that must end at the gates of an enigma br br An ancient enigma so powerful that even gods would kill for it br br In another time and space rules an Emperor who plays with phenomenal forces that make him supreme who faces these very forces when they threaten the survival of the human race An Emperor who must ultimately pay homage to the enigma br br As Patnaik and Sia race from one riddle to another towards a royal secret that has remained alive for centuries will the final truth save them or destroy them forever br br The path beckons Can you solve The Emperor s Riddles br br Check out the Online Extract here on Goodreads and the Official HD Trailer on YouTube


The Riddle of the Third Mile (Inspector Morse, #6)

Inspector Morse isn t sure what to make of the truncated body found dumped in the Oxford Canal He suspects it may be all that s left of an elderly Oxford don last seen boarding a London train days before


The Mussorgsky Riddle

Psychic Mira Tejedor possesses unique talents that enable her to find anything and anyone but now she must find a comatose boy wandering lost inside the labyrinth of his own mind Thirteen year old Anthony Faircloth hasn t spoken a word in almost a month and with each passing day his near catatonic state worsens No doctor test or scan can tell Anthony s distraught mother what has happened to her already troubled son In desperation she turns to Mira for answers hoping her unique abilities might succeed where science has failed br br At their first encounter Mira is pulled into Anthony s mind and finds the child s psyche shattered into the various movements of Modest Mussorgsky s classical music suite Pictures at an Exhibition As she navigates this magical dreamscape drawn from Anthony s twin loves of Russian composers and classical mythology Mira must contend with gnomes troubadours and witches in her search for the truth behind Anthony s mysterious malady br br The real world however holds its own dangers The onset of Anthony s condition coincides with the disappearance of his older brother s girlfriend a missing persons case that threatens to tear the city apart Mira discovers that in order to save Anthony she will have to catch a murderer who will stop at nothing to keep the secrets contained in Anthony s unique mind from ever seeing the light


Why Now? (Love Riddles #1)

He was my everything br I loved him br For over twenty years br And everyone knew including him br But he never loved me back br Not once br Not ever br So I moved on br Until now br Now he s back and wants to make me his br He s everything I ve ever wanted br I should be happy br But there s one problem br My fianc


Spot the Plot: A Riddle Book of Book Riddles

Thirteen witty and wacky poems pose riddles that challenge readers to Name That Book With a glass slipper here and a spiderweb there Lynn Munsinger s adorable illustrations lead young readers to the solutions From em Goodnight Moon em to em Madeline em children and parents alike will delight in recognizing their most cherished stories


Redwall Map & Riddler

Escape into the land of Redwall with this beautifully illustrated full color fold out map Explore the treacherous terrain legendary landmarks and wondrous sites which Brian Jacques has made famous in his Redwall tales Then test your Redwall knowledge with The Redwall Riddler full of riddles quick fire suggestions and baffling word puzzles


I Spy Treasure Hunt: A Book of Picture Riddles

With million copies sold the bestselling I Spy series is being relaunched with new designs and foil covers br br This bestselling book features riddles that send readers searching for hidden objects in photographs with treasure hunt themes


Gabriel Finley and the Raven's Riddle (Gabriel Finley #1)

b A first rate fantasy for middle grade readers declares i Booklist i in a starred review comparing Gabriel Finley to Harry Potter Philip Pullman s His Dark Materials series and The Mysterious Benedict Society b br br A tangle of ingenious riddles a malevolent necklace called a torc and flocks of menacing birds these are just some of the obstacles that stand between Gabriel and his father Adam Finley who has vanished from their Brooklyn brownstone When Gabriel rescues an orphaned baby raven named Paladin he discovers a family secret Finleys can bond with ravens in extraordinary ways Along with Paladin and three valiant friends Gabriel sets out to bring his father home They soon discover that Adam is being held captive by the evil demon Corax half man half raven and Adam s very own disgraced brother in a foreboding netherworld of birds called Aviopolis With help from his army of ghoulish minions the valravens Corax is plotting to take over the land above and now only Gabriel stands in his way br br A b vivid compelling fantasy b that sends you off to a world you will not soon forget b Norton Juster author of i The Phantom Tollbooth i b br br A great read for fantasy lovers who have worn out their copies of b i Harry Potter i b i School Library Journal i Starred br br Brimful of antic energy and inventive flair b like the best middle grade fantasies b readers like baby birds will devour it and clamor for future installments i Kirkus Reviews i


Who Is to Blame? A Russian Riddle

b Beverly Hills Book Awards Finalist in Historical Fiction b br br i Who is to Blame i is a historical saga of two families one born of noble heritage and the other bound as serfs to the noble s household Set during the mid s in the vast grainfields of Russia i Who Is to Blame i follows the lives of two star crossed serfs Elizaveta and Feodor torn apart by their own families and the Church while simultaneously trapped in the inhumane life of poverty to which they were born br br At the other end of the spectrum Count Maximov and his family struggle to maintain harmony amidst a tapestry of deception and debauchery woven by the Count s son The plot twists further when the Tsar emancipates twenty million serfs from bondage as the rural gentry s life of privilege and carelessness takes its final bow and much of Russia s nobility faces possible financial ruin br br The novel s riddles flow subtly throughout spurring readers to ponder where the blame actually lies In the end we must tap into our own hearts to navigate the depths and quandaries of the author s perplexing question


The Riddle of St. Leonard's (Owen Archer, #5)

Medieval York is wrapped in a dangerous riddle that only Owen Archer can unfurl br br The fetid summer heat of has the citizens of York besieging Owen Archer s apothecary wife Lucie for physicks against noxious vapors But more than pestilence is in the air Owen is summoned to investigate the theft of rare treasures from St Leonard s Hospital and the untimely deaths of aging patients br br What links a brutal robbery a fatal fire a lay sister some still call whore and a homeless urchin who shoots an arrow as straight as Owen himself Country lore and town gossip lead him deep into the past toward a killer with a heart blacker than the plague itself


The Riddle of The Stones

The exciting sequel to The Secret of Spirits Bay concludes the time twisting adventures of Tom and Ana in New Zealand With the precious Staff of Solomon stolen Tom embarks on a perilous search for his missing friend Ana A search that leads him to England and then finally back to Aotearoa once more Meanwhile ancient forces from the past still influence Tom though he may be the only one able to stop the terrible destructive forces of the mysterious stone held in the Staff of Solomon


I Spy School Days: A Book of Picture Riddles

School is open for I Spy fans With a fun learning activity on every page this book provides readers with a blackboard scene with brain teasers to solve a classification puzzle to ponder a nature scene to explore and much much more A New York Publi


I Spy Christmas: A Book of Picture Riddles

This best selling book features a collection of favourite I Spy riddles that send readers searching for hidden objects in thirteen photographs with a Christmas theme Each rhyming riddle in this bright collection of photographic challenges invites children to find objects hidden throughout thematic pages


Batman: Riddler And The Riddle Factory

Riddler starts his own riddle show That isn t good br In this issue the Riddler has a new public access TV show where he humiliates and exposes the secrets of the rich all the while giving his audience a chance to win money or experience pai depending on wether they answer it correctly or not br Batman and Gordon are on the case especially when they find out that on his next show the Riddler wants to expose the secrets of Billionare Bruce Wayne


Anastasia - The Riddle Of Anna Anderson, Updated with an new Afterword

On February a young woman was rescued from a Berlin canal and taken to a local asylum Her body bore the scars of bullet and bayonet wounds For a long time she refused to give her name and was known as Fraulein Unbekannt Miss Unknown When she did declare herself as the Grand Duchess Anastasia youngest daughter of the murdered Romanovs she became the centre of a storm of controversy that still continues after her death in Peter Kurth s brilliant and meticulously researched account shows that the evidence that Anna Anderson was Anastasia is in the end overwhelming Nevertheless the extraordinary secrecy which still shrouds some of the key evidence suggests that as her uncle the Grand Duke of Hesse wrote an investigation of her identity could be dangerous


Good to Eat: Riddles of Food and Culture

Why are human food habits so diverse Why do Americans recoil at the thought of dog meat Jews and Moslems pork Hindus beef Why do Asians abhor milk In Good to Eat bestselling author Marvin Harris leads readers on an informative detective adventure to solve the world s major food puzzles He explains the diversity of the world s gastronomic customs demonstrating that what appear at first glance to be irrational food tastes turn out really to have been shaped by practical or economic or political necessity In addition his smart and spirited treatment sheds wisdom on such topics as why there has been an explosion in fast food why history indicates that it s bad to eat people but good to kill them and why children universally reject spinach Good to Eat is more than an intellectual adventure in food for thought It is a highly readable scientifically accurate and fascinating work that demystifies the causes of myriad human cultural differences


The Riddle of the Compass: The Invention that Changed the World

The story of the compass is shrouded in mystery and myth yet most will agree it begins around the time of the birth of Christ in ancient China A mysterious lodestone whose powers affected metal was known to the Chinese emperor When this piece of metal was suspended in water it always pointed north This unexplainable occurrence led to the stone s use in feng shui the Chinese art of finding the right location However it was the Italians more than a thousand years later who discovered the ultimate destiny of the lodestone and unleashed its formidable powers In Amalfi sometime in the twelfth century the compass was born crowning the Italians as the new rulers of the seas and heralding the onset of the modern world Retracing the roots of the compass and sharing the fascinating story of navigation through the ages i The Riddle of the Compass i is Aczel at his most entertaining and insightful br


The Riddle Chest: 50 Original Riddles to Stump Your Brain

From the author of Lunch from a Cannon comes a poetic riddle book designed to stump and amuse even the most seasoned riddle fan One of the two solution keys is ciphered for those wishing to check a solution without seeing other solutions Riddles are the mind s exercise


The Celtic Riddle (Lara McClintoch Archeological Mystery, #4)

The reading of the last will of wealthy Eamon Byrne sets off a murder spree and a treasure hunt in the Irish countryside and antiques dealer Lara McClintoch is in the middle of the action Lara s friend Alex is one of the beneficiaries of the Will and she is worried he may be on the murderer s list The Byrne family is feuding and there are hints of a troubled past Lara enlists her new Irish friends to help decipher clues based on a poem of mythic Ireland and risks her own life to follow the clues Byrne left behind


I Spy Spooky Night: A Book of Picture Riddles

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Einstein's Riddle: Riddles, Paradoxes, and Conundrums to Stretch Your Mind

Riddles paradoxes and conundrums have been confusing and confounding people since at least the time of the Ancient Greeks The eponymous riddle according to legend was devised by Albert Einstein as a child He claimed that only about of the population would be able to work out the correct answer There are no tricks and there is only one answer It requires the cool application of logic to solve And a lot of patience br br i Einstein s Riddle i features fifty of the toughest logic problems lateral thinking puzzles and tests of mental agility By turns entertaining and infuriating the puzzles challenge our preconceptions tell us about how we reason and provide a rigorous intellectual workout


The Book of Riddles

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Riddles and Danger (The Secret Zoo #3)

Noah Megan Richie and Ella are the Action Scouts friends whose tree house overlooks the Clarksville City Zoo When they discover a magical world hidden within the zoo they are swept away on an adventure in which penguins can fly a mysterious figure lurks in the shadows and the scouts are enlisted to help Mr Darby who is in charge of the Secret Zoo br br But will the scouts be able to fight against the dangerous sasquatches who have escaped the zoo and threaten their town There s only one way to find out if the four friends training as Crossers can help save the Secret Zoo


The Riddle of Amish Culture

Since its publication in i The Riddle of Amish Culture i has become recognized as a classic work on one of America s most distinctive religious communities But many changes have occurred within Amish society over the past decade from westward migrations and a greater familiarity with technology to the dramatic shift away from farming into small business which is transforming Amish culture For this revised edition Donald B Kraybill has taken these recent changes into account incorporating new demographic research and new interviews he has conducted among the Amish In addition he includes a new chapter describing Amish recreation and social gatherings and he applies the concept of social capital to his sensitive and penetrating interpretation of how the Amish have preserved their social networks and the solidarity of their community