The battle was only the beginning; the real danger is beyond the fence ... The Diggers have been destroyed, a horde of ghouls is moving inland and the High Priestess has seized control of the Central Territory. Together with Nim, a Nomad boy seeking vengeance against the ghouls, Squid and Lynn begin their long journey toward the city of Big Smoke, a city that may not even exist. Pursued by forces that wish to see them fail, facing threats on all sides and conflict from within, Squid, Lynn and Nim search for a weapon against the ghouls. It is a search that will lead them into forbidden lands where long-held beliefs about their world are tested and Squid may finally unravel the truth of his identity. But even if they survive their journey, the teenagers on whom the fate of the Territory now rests have no idea what dangers await them beyond the fence.
Brilliant anime director Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Paranoia Agent, Tokyo Godfathers, Millennium Actress, Perfect Blue) died tragically young in 2010 at the age of forty-six. But before he became a director, he was a manga artist, and Dark Horse is honored to remember Kon with the release of Satoshi Kon’s OPUS,an omnibus collection of a two-volume manga from 1996, created by Kon on the eve of his first film. OPUS contains the mastery of both realism and surrealism that would make Kon famous in Perfect Blue,as a manga artist planning a shocking surprise ending to his story gets literally pulled into his own work—to face for himself what he had planned for his characters! OPUS is Kon's metafictional tale of Chikara Nagai, a creator under pressure to finish his latest graphic novel, Resonance, who finds that the harshest critic of the shock ending he's got planned is the character who'll have to die in it! Nagai's stregths and weaknesses as a creator are tested beyond their limits as his present and his past, and the worlds of the manga and of reality, become the levels of a maze he may never escape... let alone get a chance to resolve the story!
May 1985: Soviet paratroopers land in Norway, seizing key airfields in a devastating surprise attack. Norwegians struggle to defend their country from a huge invasion force for the second time in 45 years. Erik Hansen is a 16-year old boy called up for compulsory wartime military service. Ripped from the comfort of his daily life, he learns the cruel ons of war as each day passes. Yuri Seminovich is an 18-year old private in the Soviet 45th Motorized Rifle Division. A simple Russian farmboy, he is suddenly swept up in the battle for northern Norway. The terrible task of trying to survive the hell of modern warfare is made even worse when members of his squad turn on each other. Yuri is forced to choose sides in a war for his country - and his soul.
Descubre una historia totalmente distinta, ágil, diferente, más que una comedia romántica erótica. Asómate a la turbulenta intimidad de Menopi y Bip Bip, una pareja muy singular que llenará de risas y sorpresas tu verano/invierno, en medio de secretos y desencuentros que ponen en crisis su relación. Déjate sorprender por lo que descubrirás entre estas páginas, algo que podría dar un increíble giro a tu relación de pareja.
LISO Advanced contains 10 Units. Listening In and Speaking Out focuses on spontaneous spoken English with the aim of bridging the gap between "classroom English" an the English that students are likey to encounter on their own. The activities are based on two kinds of recordings meke by native speakers of English from various regions of the United States. The first recording in each unit is an unscripted, unrehearsed Monolog wich lasts approximately on minute. Each speaker describes a past experience or relates an anecdore in an informal manner, as if speaking to friends. The second recording in each unit is an unrehearsed Dramatization, also unscripted to ensure spontaneity wich lasts approximately a minute and a half.
It incorporates some element of conflict or disagreement in order to expose students to expressions of strong feelings and to provide them with an opportunity to discuss a variety of emotional responses. Because the language on the recording was unrehearsed and the interactions were spontaneous the learners will hear many instances of natural hesitations, interruptions, parenthetical expressions, unfinished sentences and awkward or "incorrect" grammatical construcions.
Sometimes they will hear very rapid speech an at other times slower rates of delivery.
Through exposeure to the ordinary phenomena of spoken English in LISO, learner are given the opportunity to develop the skill of understanding real conversations in English spoken at normal speed. In addition, the material provides: 1) An opportunity for students to speak informally.
2) A learning environment that is student-centered and. 3) Activities that help students develop the confidence, motivation and ideas for on-going self-instruction.
Zac has never tasted freedom. In a small mining camp on the fringe of Ascadell, he lives for his fellow slaves, and they see him as their leader. One day everything changes—his mining camp is destroyed by mysterious raiders in black armor. His masters and fellow slaves are murdered. The raiders are the servants of an evil wizard who is infecting the citizens of Ascadell with an enchanted disease that turns them into vicious Banes. In the chaos of the raider attack, Zac manages to escape, leaving behind the ashes of everything he has ever known and heading for an adventure greater than anything he has ever imagined.