The Dragon s Gift

The Dragon s Gift
Author: Deborah Brautigam
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2011-04-07
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9780191619762

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Is China a rogue donor, as some media pundits suggest? Or is China helping the developing world pave a pathway out of poverty, as the Chinese claim? In the last few years, China's aid program has leapt out of the shadows. Media reports about huge aid packages, support for pariah regimes, regiments of Chinese labor, and the ruthless exploitation of workers and natural resources in some of the poorest countries in the world sparked fierce debates. These debates, however, took place with very few hard facts. China's tradition of secrecy about its aid fueled rumors and speculation, making it difficult to gauge the risks and opportunities provided by China's growing embrace. This well-timed book, by one of the world's leading experts, provides the first comprehensive account of China's aid and economic cooperation overseas. Deborah Brautigam tackles the myths and realities, explaining what the Chinese are doing, how they do it, how much aid they give, and how it all fits into their "going global" strategy. Drawing on three decades of experience in China and Africa, and hundreds of interviews in Africa, China, Europe and the US, Brautigam shines new light on a topic of great interest. China has ended poverty for hundreds of millions of its own citizens. Will Chinese engagement benefit Africa? Using hard data and a series of vivid stories ranging across agriculture, industry, natural resources, and governance, Brautigam's fascinating book provides an answer. It is essential reading for anyone concerned with China's rise, and what it might mean for the challenge of ending poverty in Africa.

Dragon s Gift

Dragon s Gift
Author: Jasmine Walt,May Sage
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2017-10-08
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1948108003

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Three dragons. One woman. A reverse harem fantasy that will leave you breathless and begging for more... Dareena Sellis is a nobody. The orphaned daughter of a no-name farmer, she toils away as a serving girl at Hallowdale Inn, her only marriage prospects either shipping off to war, or pawing at her skirts with their grubby, gnarled hands. But fate takes a strange turn the day a dragon huntress comes to town. Suddenly, Dareena is swept off to Dragon's Keep, trading in her raggedy dresses for silken gowns, her closet-sized room for feather pillows and spacious gardens, and her miserable suitor for three very handsome, veryvirile dragon princes. For Dareena is not a nobody. She is the Dragon's Gift--the one woman chosen by the gods every century to bear children for the future king of Dragonfell. Despite her pre-ordained path, Dareena's fate is far from certain. The crown has not given birth to more than one son in nearly a thousand years, and the line of succession is far from clear. Neither of the princes are willing to cede Dareena to the other, and yet she must choose. For the enemy is knocking on Dragonfell's door, and Dareena's decision could either mean the kingdom's salvation... ...or annihilation.

The Dragons Gift

The Dragons  Gift
Author: Betsy McCall
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2002-03-28
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780759693807

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The Children of Daela, Elementals of Earth, have survived for more than ten millennia and for some seven of them, have waged a long and costly war against the Ishada, an equally powerful race of beings who covet their power over the elements of earth. Their allies are the Dragons, formed from the union of Fire and Air, each is sworn to defend the other, and for performing such a service, the Dragons offer Dagnan Te Daelan a gift: a child with frightening power, a child with the power to save them and end this long war or to destroy them.

Dragon s Gift

Dragon s Gift
Author: Elizabeth Gaines Johnston
Publsiher: American Book Publishing
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2010
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781589826106

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Undercover Magic

Undercover Magic
Author: Linsey Hall
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2017-11-16
Genre: Blessing and cursing
ISBN: 1942085036

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In a world of suppressed magic, I'm an Unknown. Deadly power, little control. I'm only alive because I pay a Blood Sorcerer to keep me hidden. But when he comes to collect on the debt I can't pay, one of his goons slams me with a deadly curse. Suddenly, I¿m out of options and out of time.When I'm given a rare chance to join the secretive Undercover Protectorate and train at their academy to become an investigator, I have a way to hunt the cure for the curse. They have resources I don¿t. Easy, since I¿m broke.Seems like a good plan, right? At least, until they tell me Cade will be joining me on my hunt for the Blood Sorcerer. He's an actual Celtic war god--and the hottest guy I've ever seen. The catch? I can't let him know that I'm an Unknown, or I'm out on my ass and deader than Hades.

Dark Storm

Dark Storm
Author: Linsey Hall,Veronica Douglas
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2021-03-27
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9798729035953

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I've been betrayed.I spent years hiding my magic from the world, but now I've got new powers I can't control. Everyone around me is at risk, and if my secret is revealed, I'll be hunted.But I don't have time to worry about the monster I might become.Someone has stolen a dangerous artifact that could turn my world upside down. It could get me and my friends killed and bring destruction down on my city.Is Damien Malek to blame?He's a fallen angel. Handsome and lethal. A thief and a liar. And he's betrayed me before. The heat between us keeps pulling us together, but his lies always tear us apart.If I want answers, I will have to risk everything. My job. My magic. My life.There's a riddle to solve. An ancient city to find. A deadly genie to defeat, and a dark storm rising in the burning sands.An action-packed urban fantasy, Dark Storm features a rebel heroine, a dark angel hero, and slow burn romance. Dive into the mysteries of the Arabian Nights and prepare yourself for edge-of-your-seat adventure amongst the shifting sands.If you enjoyed the archaeology, history, and daring in Linsey Hall's original Dragon's Gift books, this adventure is for you!

Dragon s Gift

Dragon s Gift
Author: McKenzie Rogue
Publsiher: Anubis Press GP
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-11-26
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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A mistaken identity. A fated mate. A Merry Christmas. Sterling Ordered to hunt down his little brother in the human world, Sterling is torn between duty and finding his own place as the middle son of a controlling father. Dragon law insists that living among the humans, mating with them, is strictly forbidden, but it’s hard to believe the law is right, especially around his happily mated brothers. He misses his clan, and in this time that seems devoted to giving gifts and showing love to the people who mean the most, Sterling feels like he’s horribly out of place, caught between honor and a life of his own. Of course, when he stumbles across a curvy, tempting woman in need of some Christmas cheer, breaking the law and drinking some eggnog don’t seem like such a bad idea. Cassandra How can Santa call in sick two days before Christmas Eve? Working as a manager in a department store is hardly Cassandra’s ideal career, and if the replacement Santa she found doesn’t show up soon, she’s certain it’ll be a short-lived one too. Although the hot, giant beast of a man walking up to her hardly looks like the jolly man with a belly that jiggles like a bowl full of jelly, she’ll take what she can get. Even if it means using pillows from the home department to mask his rippling abs. She never thought she’d find Santa Claus all that attractive, but with Sterling Carmine sitting on the throne in the winter wonderland, she finds herself stealing glances at him, watching him laugh and smile with the kids lined up to sit on his lap. He’s hiding something though, and when the real replacement Santa shows up, Sterling’s got some explaining to do if he wants to save Christmas after all.

Ancient Magic

Ancient Magic
Author: Linsey Hall
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2016-03-31
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1942085060

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I'm good at two things: finding treasure and killing demons. Lying low is a close third-but not because I want to be good at hiding. I have to be. I'm a FireSoul, one of the unlucky few to inherit a piece of the dragon's soul. Being born with the dragon's covetousness should be a sweet gig - I have the power to find and steal any type of treasure, including the powers of other supernaturals. But it doesn't come without a price - stealing powers requires that I kill, and others would destroy me if they discover what I am. In a world full of magic, hiding my species is the only way to survive. Finding magical artifacts is the only way to pay the bills. It's a dangerous job when you can barely use your magic, but that's one of the things I like about it. When Aidan Merrick, the most powerful shifter in the city, hired me to find an ancient scroll, I didn't want to take the job. His immense amount of power reminds me of too much of murky memories from a past I can't remember. But I don't have a choice. The scroll reveals what I am. And if anyone finds out, I'm dead.

Wicked Wish

Wicked Wish
Author: Linsey Hall,Veronica Douglas
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2021-02-22
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9798710317624

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I'm at the mercy of a fallen angel.I work for the Order of Magica, the supernatural version of the FBI. Sounds fun, right? Except I spend my days chained to my desk, writing reports, and wishing that I was out solving crimes. Well, be careful what you wish for. When my best friend is abducted, my life in Chicago turns upside down.I'll do anything to get her back-even work with Damian Malek, a wanted criminal, notorious crime lord, and dangerous fallen angel. He's hot, lethal, and he's the only one who can help me master my dangerous powers. I don't want anyone to know about my magic, but I have no choice if I want to save my friend.Here's the catch: if the Order finds out that I'm working with Damian, I'll get canned. Maybe even hunted for what I am. But if I don't give him what he wants, he'll reveal my secret to the world.

Magic Undying

Magic Undying
Author: Linsey Hall
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-11-25
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1942085079

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Waking up in hell was not Del Bellator's idea of a good time. She'd rather be back on earth, killing demons and hunting down magical treasure for her shop, Ancient Magic. Turns out that escaping hell is easy-it's staying out that's hard. Del's death magic defies the laws of the supernatural world. Worse-she doesn't know how to control it. If others learn what she is, it's guaranteed persecution by the Order of the Magica. And Del already has a deadly and forbidden secret-she shares a soul with a dragon. Things get sticky when Roarke Fallon, Warden of the Underworld, shows up on her doorstep wanting to drag her back to hell. He's a one of a kind shifter-the most powerful she's ever met-and he's set his sights on her. Helping him catch an escaped demon gives her an opportunity to win her freedom, but only if she teams up with Roarke. She'll have to use her forbidden magic to get the job done. And that is a recipe for discovery... and disaster. Magic Undying features a kick butt heroine, a powerful hero, and otherworldly adventure.

Cursed Angel

Cursed Angel
Author: Linsey Hall,Veronica Douglas
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2021-04-29
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9798744683481

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We're almost out of time. Magic Side is under attack and the prison has been cursed. If I can't break the spell, my city will be overrun. The problem is, my magic is out of control, and I can't fight this battle alone. There's only one person to turn to-Damian Malek. But my strongest ally might also be my greatest threat. I've discovered what Damian is, and it's far worse than just being a fallen angel. I don't trust him, and it's too dangerous to be around him. My very soul, and my magic, are at risk. But I have no choice. Only Damian knows the truth of what is really going on, and he'll only share it with me. We've got to bargain with vampires and demons, battle mythical monsters, and expose the lost secrets of a ruined temple before time runs out. Will he help me save the city I love, or is it a trap to take everything I hold dear? An action-packed urban fantasy, Cursed Angel features a rebel heroine, a dark angel hero, and slow burn romance. Prepare yourself for edge-of-your-seat adventure amongst ancient ruins and mythical places. If you enjoyed the archaeology, history, and daring in Linsey Hall's original Dragon's Gift books, this adventure is for you!

Rise of the Fae

Rise of the Fae
Author: Rebekah R. Ganiere
Publsiher: Lyrical Press
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2015-11-10
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781616506612

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In a post-virus New World, authentic humans are a hot commodity. And The Society rules. Neeman has tried everything to overcome the pain of both heartbreak and being forcibly turned into a vampyr. When he meets the headstrong Selene in a nightclub, she could be the change he needs. Her beautiful human-like features stand out among the vamps, and he has no choice but to bring her back to his Tracking Squad’s compound before she gets herself killed. Charged with stopping a demon invasion, Selene has been sent back to the Earth Realm by the Fae. But en route, she loses the talisman that can keep her darker nature, and her impulses, under control. With Vampires now ruling Earth there are more vices than ever to distract her from her mission. Especially Neeman, whose hard body and piercing gaze awakens a primal desire within her. He’s the only one who can protect her from The Society, and from even darker forces on the horizon…but he can’t protect her from himself.

The Dangerous Gift Wings of Fire Book 14

The Dangerous Gift  Wings of Fire  Book 14
Author: Tui T. Sutherland
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-03-02
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781338214567

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The #1 New York Times bestselling series continues! Snowfall didn't expect to be queen of the IceWings at such a young age, but now that she is, she's going to be the best queen ever. All she has to do is keep her tribe within IceWing territory, where it's safe -- while keeping every other tribe out, where they belong.It's a perfect and simple plan, backed up by all the IceWing magic Snowfall can find. That is, until a storm of unidentified dragons arrives on her shore, looking for asylum.The foreigners are completely strange and, Snowfall is certain, utterly untrustworthy. But as she escorts the miserable new tribes out of her kingdom, Snowfall is forced to reconsider her plan. Maybe she can only keep her tribe safe . . . if she's willing to risk everything.

Gods of Magic

Gods of Magic
Author: Linsey Hall
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2018-10-04
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1942085761

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I thought that losing my magic was the worst thing in the world. I was wrong. Becoming demon touched was far worse. Now, I

Dragon Blood

Dragon Blood
Author: Linsey Hall
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2019
Genre: Magic
ISBN: 1093425091

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When a mysterious bomb goes off in town and Aeri's closest friends are turned to stone, it becomes a race against the clock to stop the demon who is still at large. Every six hours, another bomb takes out more people.