Books tagged: underdog

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Greatest Kentucky Derby Upsets
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 59,930. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Animals
From Elwood in 1904 to Giacomo in 2005, upset winners of the Kentucky Derby have contributed to the race's incredible lore. This collection pays tribute to these beloved underdogs and unlikely heroes.
The Mistaken
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,380. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The great and mysterious wandering magician has chosen the next Redeemer. Champion of the people. Hero of the realm. Savior of the world and all around good guy. But there's been a mistake. Jones can't be a hero. He's allergic to it. The magician won't admit his mistake. Can this frail boy help in the war with the giant aliens? Or is everyone mistaken? Another story in the world of CHITON.
PUNAHOU BLUES, a Hawaiian Novel
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Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 53,210. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Growing up in Honolulu isn't all it's cracked up to be for Jeffrey Gill. After he gets into prestigious Punahou School, his rite of passage includes losing the babe of his dreams to a creep, surviving Killahaole Day, and getting pushed around by the school bully.
Fat Boy Heavy Magic
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 50,390. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Jason Troy is a fat boy with a dream to fit in. He gets his chance when he saves two aura bender students and gets invited to join the prestigious Harbor Fortress. With the help of friends, he almost succeeds, but soon finds he only has lackluster talent and the ability to take punishment. It is an ability that serves him well, as he tries to save his class with his own brand of heavy magic.
Sweeper, A Collection
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,290. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2011 by Melange Books, LLC. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Sweeper is the only name he has. He is a mysterious, deformed little man who can't remember his past and lives in a decaying, high-crime, inner-city area called the Territory. His only companion is an ugly mongrel named Snarl. He sweeps the streets and does his best to clean up rubbish of all kinds. As the ultimate underdog, Sweeper has nothing to lose and so is absolutely fearless.
The Last Hunter - Lament (Book 4 of the Antarktos Saga)
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Series: The Antarktos Saga, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,300. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
My goal is simple—find the Jericho shofar, a weapon revealed to me by Cronus the Titan. I don’t know what it does or how it works, but I know the Nephilim fear it and that Nephil, possessing the body of Ninnis, will do anything to stop me from recovering it. The path will be dangerous and the cost might be great, but my path is clear: retrieve the shofar, return to the surface and prepare for war.
The Bog Queen's Mile High Pie Fly
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,000. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Queen Alice develops a taste for flies and decides to use them in her pie contest recipe. Instead of three cupfuls, she uses three capefuls for a delicious pungent fly pie. Tragically, she finds herself airborne. A feisty fly proposes marriage and she accepts an offer she can't refuse.
Same Track, Different Track: One Adjunct's Alternative Route to the Tenure Track
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Price: $3.97 USD. Words: 25,510. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2013 by Gone Dog Press. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
"I was never supposed to be where I am today. In academia, the route to the tenure track has on it a terminal degree, publications in peer-reviewed journals, and other what-everybody-else-has-done things.” So begins author Isaac Sweeney as he chronicles his unlikely path from a newspaper staff writer to his coveted tenure-track position in higher education.
Puppet Theatre
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Price: Free! Words: 5,130. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In Mesa City, there’s one hero you can count on to defend justice. Okay, two: the mysterious Shadow Puppet and that show-off, Mr. Wonderful. After his last tragic encounter with the villainess Kitty Kat, the Shadow Puppet is thought to be dead. And the man behind the mask would almost prefer that, but can’t let the Mr. Wonderfuls of the world get the best of him. Tonight he returns from the grave!
Witchfire
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Price: Free! Words: 4,850. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Horn head. Goat-son bastard. Witch. Athemon is of the Caprine race, and because of that he has been called all of these things. When Athemon learns that his race can be a source of power instead of oppression, he claims that power eagerly, using his own rage as a fuel. But Athemon will learn that payback comes with a cost of its own.