#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts opens the door to one woman’s search for truth and passion in the first Key Trilogy novel. Malory Price’s life plan has hit a snag. She’s in danger of losing her job managing an art gallery in Pleasant Valley, Pennsylvania. A welcome distraction comes in the form of an invitation to a cocktail party at Warrior’s Peak, an infamous estate overlooking the town. But no one else she knows has been invited… There are only two other guests: Dana Steele, a librarian, and Zoe McCourt, a single mother. On the surface, it seems the women have nothing in common, until their mysterious hosts tell them a story—and offer them a challenge. Legend has it that the souls of three demigoddesses—one an artist, one a bard, and one a warrior—have been locked in a box that has three keys. Now it’s up to Malory and the others to find the keys. Their reward: a million dollars each. It all seems too bizarre to be true. But none of them can ignore the financial windfall they stand to gain. And now Malory—with her soul of an artist and eye for beauty—must find her key first. She soon discovers that whatever locked the souls away is dark, powerful, and greedy…and it doesn’t want the women to win. Don’t miss the other books in the Key Trilogy Key of Knowledge Key of Valor From the Trade Paperback edition.
Fate brings three women together for a chance to unlock their deepest desires in this collection that includes all three novels in the Key Trilogy from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts. Legend has it that the souls of three demigoddesses have been locked in a box that has three keys. It all seems too bizarre to be true. But the women tasked to find them can't ignore the promised reward: a million dollars each. KEY OF LIGHT Malory—with her soul of an artist and eye for beauty—must find her key first. She soon discovers that whatever locked the souls away is dark, powerful, and greedy...and it doesn’t want the women to win. KEY OF KNOWLEDGE As Dana finds herself on the threshold of major change, it’s her turn to find a key. She has four weeks to unravel a riddle involving her past, present, and future, and to find the truth hidden among deception and lies. KEY OF VALOR As a single mother, Zoe has more to risk, more to lose. Now, she must gather all her courage to confront the dark forces amassed against her to find her key and make all of their dreams come true.
Three women. Three keys. Each has 28 days to find her key. If one fails, they all lose. If they all succeed, money, power and a new destiny awaits.
Providing readers with a study of learning how to turn poorly lit images into finely crafted, masterfully lit photographs, this guidebook instills photographers with the self-confidence to think on their feet and photograph any portrait subject anywhere. Acclaimed photographer Neil van Niekirk presents seven distinctly different lighting scenarios—available light, exposure metering, a touch of flash, bounced on-camera flash, off-camera flash, video light, and hard sunlight—to show readers how to manipulate the direction and quality of light, the subject’s and photographer’s position, and numerous other variables so as to turn a bad image into a stunning, professional-level portrait. Packed with dozens of instructional, full-color photos, this work also features 10 sample photo sessions, allowing readers the opportunity to see the seven lighting scenarios put to practice.
In this conclusion to the Key trilogy, three women are united by destiny as Zoe, searching for the Key of Valor, unlocks the mysteries of the past to save her future. Original.
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel. In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments, a talent that wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth, then a special assignment to track the resistance. More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence, Werner travels through the heart of the war and, finally, into Saint-Malo, where his story and Marie-Laure’s converge. Doerr’s “stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors” (San Francisco Chronicle) are dazzling. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, he illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Ten years in the writing, a National Book Award finalist, All the Light We Cannot See is a magnificent, deeply moving novel from a writer “whose sentences never fail to thrill” (Los Angeles Times).
A god gave his life to seal away darkness, though that was in vain. The darkness grew and festered in its underground cage. It waited, leering and scheming until it was strong enough to speak to those who listened. Hawk had lost his home, not through fire or war or anything as such. He simply went to bed at his home and woke up in the dusty deserts of RedGate. He was having an ordinary day, years after he magically appeared in the town, when he was uninvitedly dragged into a series of events that would change his life forever. All the while the Darkness watched. The darkness waited. His vessel. The Light Bringer.
JAZZ IN THE KEY OF LIGHT is not your typical fine art photography book. In addition to visually capturing a variety of the world's jazz greats in performance or moments of personal reflection, author Ken Franckling paired the images with essential quotes from interviews he conducted with those same musicians in assignments for a variety of mainstream and music publications. The spotlighted musicians, some captured in historically important images, range from legends Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis and Sarah Vaughan to a variety of today's rising stars, including Nicki Parrott, Gregory Porter and Miguel Zenón.
|Author||: David Pogue|
|Publisher||: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."|
|Release Date||: 2012-03-06|
|ISBN 10||: 1449314155|
|Pages||: 712 pages|
Ready to move to the Mac? This incomparable guide helps you make a smooth transition. New York Times columnist and Missing Manuals creator David Pogue gets you past three challenges: transferring your stuff, assembling Mac programs so you can do what you did with Windows, and learning your way around Mac OS X. Learning to use a Mac is not a piece of cake, but once you do, the rewards are oh-so-much better. No viruses, worms, or spyware. No questionable firewalls or inefficient permissions. Just a beautiful machine with a thoroughly reliable system. Whether you're using Windows XP or Windows 7, we've got you covered. Transfer your stuff. Moving files from a PC to a Mac is the easy part. This guide gets you through the tricky things: extracting your email, address book, calendar, Web bookmarks, buddy list, desktop pictures, and MP3 files. Re-create your software suite. Big-name programs from Microsoft, Adobe, and others are available in both Mac and Windows versions. But hundreds of other programs are Windows-only. Learn the Macintosh equivalents and how to move data to them. Learn Mac OS X Lion. Once you've moved into the Macintosh mansion, it's time to learn your way around. You're in good hands with the author of Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, the #1 bestselling guide to Mac OS X.
Creative keys are entirely enveloped in the spirit world. They are the axiom on which truth and life converge. The breath of life transport words that are spirit into life but there are diverse levels of life. If we lead an unfruitful life, it is safe to conclude that seed has been dispensed willy-nilly. Understand from this point forward that the tongue must be tamed as lives mirror or are reflected in conversation. Positioned within the lives is transformation from spirit life positive to negative, and this depends on purity of heart. The principle of creation by speech stands alone.