The Knife's Edge: The Ronin Saga

Author: Matthew Wolf

Publisher: Ronin Saga

ISBN: 9780989148313

Category: Fiction

Page: 484

View: 4449


When legends come to life the world trembles from a single name. Ronin. Once-heroes from a different age, they wield elemental powers ... wind, water, fire, stone, forest, sun, moon, flesh, and metal. At the same time, a young man discovers his best friend with a sword in her stomach, and dark wings sprouting from her back. Guards rush onto the scene, accuse him of the act, and he is forced to flee. In a new world without his memories, Gray must find his way amid legends and darkness, as he wrestles with an elemental power inside himself. A power all too similar to the infamous Ronin ...

The Knife's Edge

Author: Stephen Westaby

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780008285777

Category: Heart surgeons

Page: 336

View: 2576


An intimate and compelling exploration into the unique psyche of the heart surgeon, by one of the profession's most eminent figures. Although Professor Stephen Westaby was born with the necessary coordination and manual dexterity, it was a head trauma sustained during university that gifted him the qualities of an exceptional heart surgeon: qualities that are frequently associated with psychopathy. His thirty-five-year career has been characterised by fearlessness and ruthless ambition; leaving empathy at the hospital door as thousands of patients put their lives in his hands. For heart surgeons, the inevitable cost of failure is death and in The Knife's Edge, Westaby reflects on the unique mindset of those who are drawn to this exhilarating and often tragic profession. We discover the pioneers who grasped opportunities and took chances to drive innovation and save lives. Often difficult, uninhibited and fearless, theirs is a field constantly threatened by the risk of public failure. Like those before him, Westaby refuses to draw the line in his search of a lifetime solution to problems of the heart. His determination is unerring - a steadfastness underpinned by his unusual mind. But as we glimpse into the future of cardiac surgery, for all its remarkable scientific advancement, one question remains: within the confines of socialised medical healthcare systems, how can heart surgeons - individuals often hardwired with avoidance of self-doubt, a penchant for glory and a flagrant disregard for authority - truly flourish?

Painting for the Soul

Author: Isabelle Zacher-Finet

Publisher: Walter Foster

ISBN: 1633221814

Category: Art

Page: 99

View: 1659


Painting for the Soul features a series of prompts, exercises, and projects to explore new depths of creative expression through painting patterns and designs, flowers, uplifting phrases, and soothing scenes.

Heartskin Stories

Author: J.M. Levar

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 1452508976

Category: Fiction

Page: 108

View: 1766


Heartskin Stories are like a box of chocolates. Some you will find soft, some hard, some will melt ever so slowly into your mouth. Some may leave a familiar by-taste of something you once had. Some may irritate your pallet. Some may stir tastes you wish you did not have. But whatever happens once you open it, the best thing about this box of chocolates is that it remains full: Its like having your cake and eating it!

On a Knife's Edge

Author: Prit Buttar

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147283500X

Category: History

Page: 483

View: 1962


From critically acclaimed Eastern Front expert Prit Buttar, this is the engrossing story of the German resurgence after the battle of Stalingrad. Containing haunting first-hand accounts of the horrors of life on the front line, this gripping narrative reveals in startling detail the story of a bitter struggle for survival against terrible odds. The battle of Stalingrad was the turning point of World War II. The German capture of the city, their encirclement by Soviet forces shortly afterwards, and the hard-fought but futile attempts to relieve them, saw bitter attritional fighting and extremes of human misery inflicted on both sides. The surrender of General Friedrich von Paulus' army left Germany's eastern armies severely weakened, but the Red Army had suffered enormous losses as it overreached itself in trying to exploit its great victory. The war was not over. Germany would continue the fight, and the battles that took place in the winter of 1942/43 would show the tactical and operational skill of Erich von Manstein and the Wehrmacht as they attempted to avert total disaster. In this title, now available in paperback, a renowned expert on warfare on the Eastern Front reveals the often-overlooked German counteroffensive post-Stalingrad, and how it prevented the whole Axis front line from collapsing. Drawing on first-hand accounts, On a Knife's Edge is a story of brilliant generalship, lost opportunities and survival in the harshest theater of war.

Money and Capital in Online Exchange Communities. an Essay on Coining New Finance

Author: Georges de Redmont

Publisher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH

ISBN: 3832534040

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 108

View: 9333


This book is about new financial instruments that serve corporate capital investment and social or impact investment. Due to their cost efficiency, these financial tools make green and/or clean tech investment more affordable to medium sized and even smaller companies. Based on novel microeconomic theory that is derived from consistent arithmetic axioms and theorems, above new corporate finance has been specifically designed as an online digital currency and asset value.

On the Knife's Edge - Three Novels to Keep You on the Edge of Your Seat

Author: A.J. Scudiere,Steve Bradshaw,Victoria Raschke

Publisher: Griffyn Ink

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8153


Get ready to stay up all night with three full novels of suspense, intrigue, and action… UNDER DARK SKIES X-Files meets Bones in this 7 book series with more to come! In NightShade nothing is as it seems . . . Strange clues. Strange cases. Stranger investigators. BLUFF CITY BUTCHER A series of seemingly solved murders rips a city apart when the “Butcher” comes back to town. Not only wasn’t he dead, he was hiding a decades old secret… WHO BY WATER Jo Wiley thought she had her life figured out and had made peace with her past when she moved around the world to Slovenia. Only there are more ghosts in Slovenia than in the life she left behind… Buckle up and hang on tight to over 1000 pages of nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat thrill rides.