Friday, December 5, 2014

Book Discovery! (Friday Dec 5)

It's Book Discovery Day! Twice a week we bring you a selection of books that are newly-published, or that have been overlooked.

Every great book was once a hidden gem. Browse through the books below and start your own discovery!

Book Discovery - newly-published and overlooked books!
Moons of Solisticia (The Nether Chronicles Book 2), by K.A. Madison
K.A. Madison’s The Nether Chronicles began with The Awakening. The eagerly anticipated Moons of Solisticia continues the epic saga.

Ten years ago, humans created machines so powerful that they became aware of the world around them. The bots improved themselves until their intelligence far surpassed all of humanity’s. They used this intellect to take over everything. Their awakening ushered in a time of darkness for all mankind.

Now, Aiden is determined to find a way to help the resistance infiltrate the bots’ network. Working with his soul mate, Kyra, he must find a way to harness the unimaginable power of the Nether for his fight against the machines.

The fate of two worlds hangs on their sh...
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Merry Chrissy and the Naughty or Nice Truth, by Ronald Hennessy
9-year old Chrissy Deigh is obsessed with Christmas…Everyday of the year! Her Mom and adults are OK with it, However, her classmates bully her endlessly. One fateful day, Chrissy is offered a JOB at the North Pole! Chrissy has to check the list for kids 1 to 92, finding out if they’ve been naughty or nice and is given the power of Christmas magic to make it happen. Along the way, Chrissy discovers the “naughty or nice” truth about working for the North Pole...all while surviving 4th grade!

This novel features 35 exciting chapters and more than 80 colorful illustrations!

Learn more about this Christmas book for kids at www.merrychrissy.com! Designed for kids from 9 to 92!...
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Runemaster (The Shardheld Saga Book 2), by Paul E. Horsman
'Runemaster', the gripping sequel to 'Shardfall' (Readers' Favorite 5* novel), by international Fantasy Author Paul E. Horsman.Muus, Kjelle and Tuuri. Three young men, separated by allegiance, but intertwined by Fate, and Birthe and Moirra, two young women with their own goals and destinies. Bound on a desperate journey through enemy lands to the Burning Lands to save the dying Kalmanir stone.Follow their gripping story in Runemaster, the second book of The Shardheld Saga. An epic tale of magic, sword fighting, love and betrayal. "There's plenty of action to keep the reader turning the pages, (and quite a bit of grim dispatching of enem...
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Odd Sock Learns About Christmas: A Christmas Story Book for Ages 5-8, Including Christmas Facts for Kids, and Christmas Crafts for Kids (Odd Sock Learning Series 1), by Melinda Kinsman
NEW RELEASE! Featuring Odd Sock - Star of the Bestselling "Odd Sock Adventures" Series
Get your copy of this fun book for 5-8 year olds, and get into the Christmas spirit!

Join Odd Sock and the Top of the Wardrobe Gang as they prepare for a magical Christmas.

Odd is hoping for a present from Santa, but does Santa ever give presents to cuddly toys? Follow her search for more knowledge about Christmas, and about the man in red, then discover what she surprisingly finds out about the true meaning of Christmas. A heartwarming tale about friendship and belief.

>>> With additional facts and craft activities.

The story is accompanied by Odd's own fact sheet...
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Extrodelin, by Zoran Majstorovic
Colonel Jonathan Klyford is member of special secret unit of the American Army in charge of neutralizing any threat to America and the entire free world. On his last mission in the fictional country Miganstan they reveal unknown substance that will change the way of warfare, but they also discover that the truth about the world we live in is a lot deeper than the one that appears on the surface.

"If you want to see how the world looks from other perspective and you like/don't mind reading a Catholic novel, this is the book for you."...
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Redwood: Servant of the State, by Jaxon Reed
“We are not revolutionaries, but our University has chosen to start a revolution. We are not soldiers, but our University has asked us to fight. We are not violent in nature, but now we will pursue whatever means are necessary to attain the freedoms we seek.

“Someday all people along the Janus String will hear about what we are doing today, and they will know that we understood some things are worth fighting for. Things like freedom, liberty, and democracy.

“May God bless us all. Mount up.”

Everybody mounted up. One by one the synthetic birds flapped their wings and left the platform, loaded with people and equipment.
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Young Servant of the State Marcus Savitch lives on Re...
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Is the Apple Really Red?: 10 Essays on Science and Religion, by Ashish Dalela
What If Religion Can Help Science?
The clash of ideologies between science and religion - this book argues - is based on an incorrect understanding of matter, disconnected from consciousness, and an incorrect notion of God, disconnected from matter, space and time. The ideas of soul, morality, God and afterlife can also be scientific, but in a new science that studies meanings instead of objects.
Informed by Vedic philosophy, this book is structured into 10 short essays:
Is the Apple Really Red? provides an overview of the Vedic view of matter, which is described as symbols of meaning rather than meaningless things. The relation between this notion of matter and problems of realism and empiricism in s...
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Bullies and Soggy Soup Bones: A Short Story, by Woelf Dietrich
This is a tale about a boy and his dog, about bullies and soggy soup bones, and about finding courage in the unlikeliest of places....
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