15-year-old Rudolf Hefting of Amsterdam thought he was engaged in an experiment that would take him back to the Middle Ages to a tournament of knights. But by a miscalculation of the computer, he arrives in the Rhineland at the exact time that the Children's Crusade is passing through. A stranded traveler in time, Rudolf joins the immense children's army -- almost 10,000 strong. With Rudolf, the reader struggles to understand how it was possible that children between the ages of 6 and 15 thought they could travel across Europe, then cross the sea to drive away the Saracens from ...
Charlie is a freshman. And while's he's not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. He's a wallflower--shy and introspective, and intelligent beyond his years, if not very savvy in the social arts. Charlie encounters the same struggles that many kids face in high school--how to make friends, the intensity of a crush, family tensions, a first relationship, exploring sexuality, experimenting with drugs--but he must also deal with his best friend's recent suicide.
The story of Billy Pilgrim, a decidedly non-heroic man who has become "unstuck in time." He travels back and forth in time, visiting his birth, death, all the moments in between repeatedly and out of order. He travels between these periods of his life, unable to control which period he lands in. As a result, the narrative is not chronological or linear. Instead, it jumps back and forth in time and place, so Billy's life is given to us out of order and in small fragments.
After a strange accident, a 15 year old girl wakes not knowing who or where she is. Strange voices whisper in her head, but the words mean nothing to Merlin who can't even remember what she looks like. Alone in a strange land Merlin first meets the Scatterlings, a group of people who are rebelling against the clans and reject the ways of the Citizen Gods. Merlin learns the ways of this new world while trying to find out who she is and in the process discovers that only she has the power to destroy the violence and lies of ...
Tactical Espionage Action: In the wake of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the CIA sends a special operative to the jungle surrounding a Soviet research facility in a desperate attempt to quickly and quietly rescue a disloyal Soviet scientist before he is forced to complete a super-weapon. The main character is dropped into the jungle with little equipment and told to simply survive. Snake's life becomes very difficult if he is discovered.
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