Angels and Demons
Author: Dan Brown
An ancient secret brotherhood. A devastating new weapon of destruction. An unthinkable target. When world-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a mysterious symbol -- seared into the chest of a murdered physicist -- he discovers evidence of the unimaginable: the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati...the most powerful underground organization ever to walk the earth. The Illuminati has now surfaced to carry out the final phase of its legendary vendetta against its most hated enemy -- the Catholic Church. Langdon's worst fears are confirmed on the eve of the Vatican's holy conclave, when a messenger of the Illuminati announces they have hidden an unstoppable time bomb at the very heart of Vatican City. With the countdown under way, Langdon jets to Rome to join forces with Vittoria Vetra, a beautiful and mysterious Italian scientist, to assist the Vatican in a desperate bid for survival. Embarking on a frantic hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and even the most secretive vault on earth, Langdon and Vetra follow a 400-year-old trail of ancient symbols that snakes across Rome toward the long-forgotten Illuminati lair...a clandestine location that contains the only hope for Vatican salvation. An explosive international thriller, Angels & Demons careens from enlightening epiphanies to dark truths as the battle between science and religion turns to war.
A boxed set containing two best-selling thrillers from the author of The Da Vinci Code features Angels & Demons, in which Robert Langdon is called in when the murder of a physicist raises fears that the Illuminati are operating again after centuries of silence, and Deception Point, in which NASA announces the discovery of an ancient meteorite filled with fossils deep in the Arctic ice. Reprint.
The Demon-Haunted World
Author: Carl Sagan
Publisher: Ballantine Books
A prescient warning of a future we now inhabit, where fake news stories and Internet conspiracy theories play to a disaffected American populace âA glorious book . . . A spirited defense of science . . . From the first page to the last, this book is a manifesto for clear thought.ââLos Angeles Times How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we donât understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of science? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and distinguished astronomer Carl Sagan argues that scientific thinking is critical not only to the pursuit of truth but to the very well-being of our democratic institutions. Casting a wide net through history and culture, Sagan examines and authoritatively debunks such celebrated fallacies of the past as witchcraft, faith healing, demons, and UFOs. And yet, disturbingly, in today's so-called information age, pseudoscience is burgeoning with stories of alien abduction, channeling past lives, and communal hallucinations commanding growing attention and respect. As Sagan demonstrates with lucid eloquence, the siren song of unreason is not just a cultural wrong turn but a dangerous plunge into darkness that threatens our most basic freedoms. Praise for The Demon-Haunted World âPowerful . . . A stirring defense of informed rationality. . . Rich in surprising information and beautiful writing.ââThe Washington Post Book World âCompelling.ââUSA Today âA clear vision of what good science means and why it makes a difference. . . . A testimonial to the power of science and a warning of the dangers of unrestrained credulity.ââThe Sciences âPassionate.ââSan Francisco Examiner-Chronicle
No meio da noite, o renomado simbologista Robert Langdon acorda num hospital com um ferimento Ã bala na cabeÃ§a. Ao olhar pela janela e reconhecer a silhueta do Palazzo Vecchio, em FlorenÃ§a, ele tem um choque, pois nÃ£o se lembra de ter deixado os Estados Unidos. Na verdade, nÃ£o tem nenhuma recordaÃ§Ã£o das Ãºltimas 36 horas. Quando um novo atentado contra a sua vida acontece dentro do hospital, Langdon se vÃª obrigado a fugir e, para isso, conta apenas com a ajuda da jovem mÃ©dica Sienna Brooks. De posse de um macabro objeto encontrado no paletÃ³ do simbologista, os dois tÃªm que seguir uma sÃ©rie inquietante de cÃ³digos criada por uma mente brilhante, obcecada tanto pelo fim do mundo quanto por uma das maiores obras-primas literÃ¡rias de todos os tempos; A Divina ComÃ©dia, de Dante Alighieri. Em Inferno, Dan Brown supera mais uma vez as expectativas com um thriller eletrizante que nos convida a pensar no papel da ciÃªncia para o futuro da humanidade. Nesta ediÃ§Ã£o especial ilustrada, com mais de 200 imagens coloridas, vocÃª vai embarcar numa viagem pela cultura, pela arte e pela literatura italianas - passando por lugares como a Galleria degli Uffizi, o Duomo de FlorenÃ§a e a BasÃlica de SÃ£o Marcos.
Daughter of Smoke & Bone
Author: Laini Taylor
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war. Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages--not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out. When one of the strangers--beautiful, haunted Akiva--fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?
This book is the result of a consultation of evangelical Bible scholars who met in Jerusalem in June of 1997 to assess the role and pertinence of the nation of Israel for Christians in today's world. Articles by 12 noted scholars.
En sus bestsellers internacionales El cÃ³digo Da Vinci, Ãngeles y demonios y El sÃmbolo perdido, Dan Brown aunÃ³ con maestrÃa historia, arte, cÃ³digos y sÃmbolos. En su fascinante nuevo thriller, Brown recupera su esencia con su novela mÃ¡s ambiciosa hasta la fecha. Inferno En el corazÃ³n de Italia, el catedrÃ¡tico de SimbologÃa de Harvard Robert Langdon se ve arrastrado a un mundo terrorÃfico centrado en una de las obras maestras de la Literatura mÃ¡s imperecederas y misteriosas de la Historia: el Infierno de Dante. Con este telÃ³n de fondo, Langdon se enfrenta a un adversario escalofriante y lidia con un acertijo ingenioso en un escenario de arte clÃ¡sico, pasadizos secretos y ciencia futurista. ApoyÃ¡ndose en el oscuro poema Ã©pico de Dante, Langdon, en una carrera contrarreloj, busca respuestas y personas de confianza antes de que el mundo cambie irrevocablemente. Ãngeles y demonios Robert Langdon es convocado a un centro de investigaciÃ³n suizo para analizar un misterioso sÃmbolo marcado a fuego en el pecho de un fÃsico asesinado. El experto en simbologÃa descubre el resurgimiento de una antigua hermandad secreta: los illuminati, que han emergido de las sombras para llevar a cabo la fase final de su legendaria venganza contra su enemigo mÃ¡s odiado... la Iglesia catÃ³lica. Los peores temores de Langdon se confirman cuando los illuminati anuncian que han escondido una bomba en el corazÃ³n de la Ciudad del Vaticano. Con la cuenta atrÃ¡s en marcha, Langdon viaja a Roma para unir fuerzas con Vittoria Vetra, una cientÃfica bella y misteriosa. Los dos se embarcarÃ¡n en una carrera contrarreloj en una bÃºsqueda desesperada por los rincones menos conocidos del Vaticano. El arma mÃ¡s poderosa creada por el hombre, una organizaciÃ³n secreta sedienta de venganza... y apenas unas horas para evitar el desastre. La eterna pugna entre ciencia y religiÃ³n se ha convertido en una guerra muy real.
Dan Brownâs mega-bestseller is now available for a new generation of readers. This young adult adaptation is the perfect way to get ready for Inferno, the highly anticipated movie, and Origin, the latest novel featuring the character Robert Langdon. It will remind fans everywhere why the New York Times calls The Da Vinci Code âblockbuster perfection.â Includes over twenty color photos showing important locations, landmarks, and artwork, taking readers from Paris to London and beyond! The greatest conspiracy of the past two thousand years is about to unravel. Robert Langdon, professor of religious symbology at Harvard, is in Paris to give a lecture. At the reception that follows, he is scheduled to meet with a revered curator from the world-famous Louvre museum. But the curator never shows up, and later that night Langdon is awakened by authorities and told that the curator has been found dead. He is then taken to the Louvreâthe scene of the crimeâwhere he finds out that baffling clues have been left behind. Thus begins a race against time, as Robert Langdon becomes a suspect and, with the help of French cryptologist Sophie Neveu, must decipher a mystifying trail of clues that the two come to realize have been left specifically for them. If Robert and Sophie cannot solve the puzzle in time, an ancient truth could be lost foreverâand they themselves might end up as collateral damage. Praise for the adult edition of The Da Vinci Code âWOW . . . Blockbuster perfection. An exhilaratingly brainy thriller. Not since the advent of Harry Potter has an author so flagrantly delighted in leading readers on a breathless chase and coaxing them through hoops.ââThe New York Times âA new master of smart thrills. A pulse-quickening, brain-teasing adventure.ââPeople From the Hardcover edition.
Vinyl Cafe Unplugged
Author: Stuart McLean
Bestselling author and radio storytelling sensation Stuart McLean revisits the heartwarming and hilarious friends from his iconic Vinyl Cafe. Dave and his wife Morley would no doubt tell you that life is what you make it. Unfortunately for them, that means a compilation tape of mistakes, miscues, misunderstandings, and muddle. That's not to say that there is anything particularly unusual about the family and friends at the Vinyl Cafe. After all, who wouldn't try to toilet-train a cat? Who hasn't started a small home fix-it job only to set fire to the walls? Created mass hysteria at a school concert? Lost an aging relative while visiting our nation's capital? Vinyl Cafe Unplugged is a warm and delightful collection of stories following the common foibles and everyday absurdities of family life.
The Forgotten Room
Author: Karen White, Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig
New York Times bestselling authors Karen White, Beatriz Williams, and Lauren Willig present a masterful collaborationâa rich, multigenerational novel of love and loss that spans half a century.... 1945: When critically wounded Captain Cooper Ravenel is brought to a private hospital on Manhattanâs Upper East Side, young Dr. Kate Schuyler is drawn into a complex mystery that connects three generations of women in her family to a single extraordinary room in a Gilded Age mansion. Who is the woman in Captain Ravenelâs miniature portrait who looks so much like Kate? And why is she wearing the ruby pendant handed down to Kate by her mother? In their pursuit of answers, they find themselves drawn into the turbulent stories of Olive Van Alan, driven in the Gilded Age from riches to rags, who hired out as a servant in the very house her father designed, and Lucy Young, who in the Jazz Age came from Brooklyn to Manhattan seeking the father she had never known. But are Kate and Cooper ready for the secrets that will be revealed in the Forgotten Room? READERS GUIDE INCLUDED
Author: Julie Garwood
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Lyra Prescott, a Los Angeles film student, is closing in on graduation and dives into work on her final filmmaking assignment: a documentary transformed by a twist of fate into a real-life horror film. While working on her project, a rash of mysterious incidents convince Lyra that sheâs trapped in a sinister scenario headed for a violent ending. Running scared, she turns to her best friend, Sidney Buchanan, whose connections bring devilishly handsome FBI agent Sam Kincaid into Lyraâs life. As the noose of intrigue tightens, the passion between Lyra and Sam escalates with dangerous intensity. With the rugged FBI agent beside her, Lyra must learn to let down her defenses and follow her heartâeven if that leads to deadly peril.
The Book of Mysteries
Author: Jonathan Cahn
Publisher: Charisma Media
Imagine if you discovered a treasure chest in which were hidden ancient mysteries, revelations from heaven, secrets of the ages, the answers to manâs most enduring, age-old questions, and the hidden keys that can transform your life to joy, success, and blessingâ¦This is The Book of Mysteries. Jonathan Cahn, who caused a national and international stir with the New York Times best-seller The Harbinger and then The Mystery of the Shemitah, now brings us a treasure chest inside of which are contained some of the greatest mysteries of all time. The reader will discover life-transforming secrets, mind-blowing realities, and heart-changing revelations in such mysteries as the Face in the Waters, the Leper King, the Land of Gezarah, the Secret of the Third Prince, the House of Spirits, the Mystery of the Rains, How to Alter Your Past, the Second Scroll, the Similitude, the Mystery of the Eighth Day, and much more. The Book of Mysteries takes the readers on a journey of divine revelation through ancient Scriptures, the laws of Creation, the deep of Godâs Word, the hidden streams of history, the most important keys of spiritual truth, end-time mysteries, and the secrets of life. The Book of Mysteries opens up with a traveler and his encounter with a man known only as âthe teacher.â The teacher takes him an on odyssey through desert mountains, valleys, gardens and plains, encounters with nomadic tent dwellers, caverns and ancient ruins, chambers of scrolls and vessels, and more. The reader is taken along to partake in the journey and in all the teachings and revelations. The traveler keeps a journal in which he writes down each of the mysteries given to him by the teacher in his one-year odysseyâ365 different mysteriesâone for each day of the year. Thus, on top of everything else, The Book of Mysteries is also a daily devotional unlike any other. And each mystery contains a special mission for each day of the year, a mission that takes the revelation and applies it to reality for a life-changing journey.
Angeles y Demonios
Author: Dan Brown
Ãngeles y demonios es una novela de intriga y suspenso, escrita por Dan Brown y publicada por primera vez en 2000. El profesor de simbologÃa religiosa Robert Langdon (quien despuÃ©s protagonizarÃa El CÃ³digo Da Vinci, El sÃmbolo perdido e Inferno), se ve pronto sumido en la bÃºsqueda de secretos de una antigua secta denominada Illuminati y por la bÃºsqueda del arma mÃ¡s mortÃfera de la humanidad (antimateria) que Ã©stos han puesto en el Vaticano con el fin de destruir la iglesia catÃ³lica. Con unas pocas horas para evitar el desastre, unos misteriosos ambigramas y con un asesino que siempre lleva la delantera, Langdon y una cientÃfica italiana se ponen en una carrera contrarreloj. La novela fue llevada a la gran pantalla en mayo de 2009.
The Devil Will Come
Author: Glenn Cooper
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
Elisabetta Celestino, a brilliant young archaeologist at work in Romeâs ancient catacombs, has discovered a unique pattern of astrological symbols on an underground wall. She feels sure that evidence of a previously unknown pre-Christian sect lies in an adjacent chamber, and is devastated when the Vatican refuses to support her excavation effort. Ten years later, a cave-in damages the vault, revealing a chamber full of human skeletons that share a disturbing anatomical feature. Elisabetta has joined an Augustinian order following the tragic end of her academic career, but unexpectedly finds herself in a race to solve the secret of the catacomb and prevent an apocalyptic event that threatens the future of humankind. Moving between present-day Europe, 1st-century Rome and Elizabethan England, The Devil Will Come is an exhilarating tale of a battle between the forces of good and evil that has been fought in the shadows through the centuries and across continentsâand that both sides are willing to kill to keep secret.
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