Part ghost story, part Nordic mystery - a creepy and chilling tale steeped in Norse myth, perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman and Michelle Paver's DARK MATTER.Part ghost story, part Nordic mystery - a creepy and chilling tale steeped in Norse myth, perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman and Michelle Paver's DARK MATTER.Martha can tell things about a person just by touching their clothes, as if their emotions and memories have been absorbed into the material. It started the day she fell from the tree at her grandma's cabin and became blind in one eye.Determined to understand her strange ability, Martha sets off to visit her grandmother, Mormor - only to discover Mormor is dead, a peculiar boy is in her cabin and a terrifying creature is on the loose.Then the spinning wheel starts creaking, books move around and terror creeps in . . .Set in the remote snows of contemporary Norway, THE TWISTED TREE is a ghost story that twists and turns - and never takes you quite where you'd expect.The Twisted Tree is a romantic, creepy, hugely atmospheric story. I loved it. L.A. WeatherlyRachel Burge works as a freelance feature writer and has written for a variety of websites, including BBC Worldwide, Cosmo, and MTV. She lives in East Sussex with her partner, son, and black Labrador Biff. She is fascinated by Norse myth and swears she once saw a ghost.She is on Twitter (@RachelABurge), Facebook (RachelBurge) and Instagram (rachelburgewriter) and Pinterest (burge0709)Her website is rachelburgewriter.co.uk
This easy but active 20+ mile bike tour is catered for riders who want a good mix of nature, some flat street riding (only 3.8 miles total), more nature, then a stop for lunch and drinks. This is a 4-hour tour along Lady Bird Lake hike-n-bike, the Boardwalk, East Austin paved neighborhood streets, and the Walnut Creek Trail, which is paved and traffic free for 7 miles out and 7 back. This is an awesome tour, with only one massive hill, and a break for tacos and drinks at a famous watering hole on the way back. Food and drink not included. Price includes local sales tax. No booking fee, unlike the website.
Hands up who loves a bit of history AND hot tubs? Well lucky you as at our West India Quay location, we’re now offering Hot Tub Boat tours! Our tour guide Gary will join you aboard the Hot Tub Boat, guiding you through the fascinating history of the East London docks. It truly is the most unique way to experience London.There will be no more than 7 people on the tour and the fresh water (we change it every trip) is heated to a beautiful 38oC/100oFSo if you’re after something extra unique and cultured this summer, go ahead and get yourself booked on!Please note, if you prefer to hire a hot tub boat for yourself and not part of a tour, visit our website.
The museum is housed in the historic building the Arsenal, the storehouse of the Royal Dutch Navy dating from 1656.The museum collection together with the library houses one of the biggest maritime collections in the world and shows how Dutch culture has been shaped by the sea. Stimulating, interactive exhibitions allow visitors to explore 500 years of maritime history.The replica ship of East Indiaman moored beside the museum is the largest collection piece and stands out as one of the most popular things to do in Amsterdam. A visit to The National Maritime Museum is educative and inspiring for all ages and backgrounds. Check website for current programme and activities.We offer selection of guided tours of our exhibitions by a museum guide which can be booked in advance. There is also a free audio tour of the museum highlights.
Up close, personalised and totally authentic island tours for discerning travellers.Visit our website for complete tour details and learn about other servicesWe take you off the beaten track to be welcomed into local peoples homes, workshops and daily lives.Let us Introduce you to the wonderful Polynesians. Creating authentic encounters and sharing our island home with you what makes our tours unique. We have thought about everything from content, pace and company to our air conditioned new Mercedes vehiclesTahiti's East coast (our Jurassic coast) with its dramatic coastal scenery is in direct contrast to the west coast's classic lagoon and reef scenery. Including waterfalls and blowholes this comprehensive tour will interest anyone who likes history and natural beauty, Come walk in the footsteps of Captain Cook, the mutineers from HMS Bounty and Marlon Brando! Visiting a local sculptor at work, view points and local encounters are just a few of this tour's unique features.
Total War: Rome IITWR II is a strategy game for PC, developed by The Creative Assembly and published by Sega. It is the eighth standalone title in the Total War™ series and a successor to the 2004 game Rome: Total War. Set in the years 272 BC–28 AD, Rome 2 provides a detailed and period-accurate portrayal of each culture present in the game.Gameplay and campaignsIn Total War: Rome II (PC) there are several types of battles available for the player, such as sieges, field battles, encampment battles, settlement outskirts battles, river battles, naval and river skirmishes, and so on. Each of these requires different tactics, making every engagement a unique experience.The gamer begins his journey by forming an army, picking its general from the available members of the faction, and recruiting units for his army. Both generals and the army units can gain skills and traits through battle. Additionally, unlike previous installments, Rome II allows the player to assign traits to the legions as they gain combat experience. Players can also customize legions by choosing their weapons.Another important aspect of Total War: Rome II is the navy. Fleet plays important role in the battles, aiding the land units in sieges of seaside cities, or taking poorly defended ones by itself. The navy units are now mostly troop carriers, which ram into opposing ships and allow boarding them. Moreover, land units can be put in command of a merchant’s vessels as a means of sea transport. Naval units are bigger than the land ones, and players can recruit several of them at one time. Naval regions, present in Medieval: Total War, make their spectacular return in Rome II. Crossing into one belonging to an enemy fleet will trigger a naval battle. Just like the army, the fleet under player’s command can gain new skills and traits from winning battles.The developers attempted to ensure the unique feeling of different cultures and fighting forces. In Total War: Rome II there are a number of nations and city-states. Said nations are represented by their own faction. Each of the playable ethnic groups requires a different approach from the player. Different factions use different technologies, which will influence the play-style. In total, 500 types of land units and 30 variants of cities make for a very diverse gameplay experience.In Total War: Rome II battle is not the only way to gain power and influence in the world. The game comes with a revamped political system. Players, after selecting the faction, will choose one of three political entities. Players may also choose, through implemented decisions system, to claim all the power to themselves and through civil war turn Republic into an Empire. Another system that has been improved is diplomacy. Upgraded AI prevents smaller nations from declaring wars to the massive empires. Players actions will now influence the attitudes of foreign powers – making them either loyal allies or conspiring traitors.The campaign of Total War: Rome II spans 300 years and is set across vast areas of Europe, Middle East and Northern Africa. The game map contains 173 regions divided into 57 provinces. The player chooses one of the available factions and leads it through the campaign mode to achieve ultimate victory.Factions in the gameOn the initial release of Total War: Rome II there are eight main playable factions. Aside from Rome, Carthage and Egypt, these include Macedon, the Suebi, Parthia, the Arveni and the Iceni.Critical and players reception of TWR 2Total War: Rome II was met with rather positive reception. Players and reviewers were praising the scale of battles, attention to details and the visual side of the game. However, the initial response to Total War: Rome II was mixed, due to poor optimization.Players were unable to boot the game after installation, bugs, crashes and problems with the AI were also reported. These issues have since been fixed with patches which in time resulted in better and better opinions and allowed to gain a large number of sales of the game.Game prices on G2A.COMBuying Total War: Rome II Spartan Editionfrom G2A.COM marketplace guarantees the purchase of the product at a competitive price point. Our marketplace provides game through CD-Key for Steam, which means that you will be able to download the game as soon as you pay for it.Each of the sellers on our marketplace is verified and backed by opinions of other customers who purchased from them before. On the top of the website, you may find a search bar which can be used to check if the game you’re after comes with any add-ons or downloadable content.
When the Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy published an article in Foreign Policy in 2012 titled "Why Do They Hate Us?," it provoked a firestorm of controversy. The response it generated, with more than 4000 posts on the website, broke all records for the magazine, prompted dozens of follow-up interviews on radio and television, and made it clear that misogyny in the Arab world is an explosive issue, one that engages and often enrages the public. In Headscarves and Hymens, Eltahawy takes her argument further. Drawing on her years as a campaigner and commentator on women's issues in the Middle East, she explains that since the Arab Spring began, women in the Arab world have had two revolutions to undertake: one fought with men against oppressive regimes, and another fought against an entire political and economic system that treats women as second-class citizens in countries from Yemen and Saudi Arabia to Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya. Eltahawy has traveled across the Middle East and North Africa, meeting with women and listening to their stories. Her audiobook is a plea for outrage and action on their behalf, confronting the "toxic mix of culture and religion that few seem willing or able to disentangle lest they blaspheme or offend." A manifesto motivated by hope and fury in equal measure, Headscarves and Hymens is as illuminating as it is incendiary. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mona Eltahawy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001943/bk_aren_001943_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Of all the great cities in the world, few personify their country like New York City. As America’s largest city and best known immigration gateway into the country, NYC represents the beauty, diversity, and sheer strength of the United States, a global financial center that has enticed people chasing the “American dream” for centuries.America’s prototypical metropolis was once a serene landscape in which Native American tribes farmed and fished, but when European settlers arrived in its location on the eastern seaboard, it sparked a rapid transformation. Given its history of rapid change, it is ironic that the city’s inhabitants often complain about the city’s changing and yearn for things to stay the same. The website EV Grieve - whose name plays on the idea that the East Village “grieves” for the history and character the neighborhood loses every day to market forces and gentrification - regularly features a photo of some site, usually of little interest: an abandoned store, a small bodega, a vacant lot. The caption says, simply, that this is what the site looked like on a given day. The editors of the website are determined to document everything and anything for future generations.While America’s biggest city constantly changes, the largest police force in the United States, the New York Police Department (NYPD), is no stranger to the limelight. Quite the contrary, the NYPD has become immutably entrenched in American culture, past and present. The acronym itself, while a mouthful, is effortlessly musical and therefore commands a certain presence. It is also the most internationally renowned police department, recognizable even to non-Americans and non-native English speakers, thanks to the virtually incalculable depictions of the department in various forms of literature, movies, and television shows. Chances are people across the world have stumbled on media depictions of the NYPD, such as Sidney Lumet's Serpico, the Die Hard/ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Houle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/173333/bk_acx0_173333_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Of all the great cities in the world, few personify their country like New York City. As America's largest city and best known immigration gateway into the country, NYC represents the beauty, diversity and sheer strength of the United States, a global financial center that has enticed people chasing the "American Dream" for centuries. America's prototypical metropolis was once a serene landscape in which Native American tribes farmed and fished, but when European settlers arrived its location on the Eastern seaboard sparked a rapid transformation. Given its history of rapid change, it is ironic that the city's inhabitants often complain about the city's changing and yearn for things to stay the same. The website EV Grieve, whose name plays on the idea that the East Village "grieves" for the history and character the neighborhood loses every day to market forces and gentrification, regularly features a photo of some site, usually of little interest: an abandoned store, a small bodega, a vacant lot. The caption says, simply, that this is what the site looked like on a given day. The editors of the website are determined to document everything and anything for future generations. That is hardly a modern phenomenon. New Yorkers have always grieved over the city's continuous upheavals and ever-increasing size and complexity. By the 1820s, Wall Street had lost whatever charm it might have had; former residents complained that two-story houses had given way to intimidating five-story office buildings. The New York Commercial Advertiser noted in 1825 that "Greenwich is no longer a country village," but rather an up-and-coming neighborhood. Today, it's hard to find a history of New York City that doesn't refer to Henry James’s famous 1908 story The Jolly Corner, in which a man returns to New York after decades abroad only to be horrified by an unfamiliar hellscape of commercial growth. He finds his once-jolly childhood home nearly buried "among the d 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/089518/bk_acx0_089518_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.