The Second Son

The Second Son
The Second Son

The Second Son Book Description

Maxwell Soltzer, the lone survivor of the House of Soltzer, awoke slowly from a deep sleep. His mind and vision were foggy, and it was difficult for his conscience to grasp exactly what was going on.

Welcome Maxwell Soltzer, the lone survivor of the House of Soltzer, we have been waiting for you” the voice rumbles, seemingly from the walls. What was going on? Where was he? Maxwell thought, the panic rising up inside him despite his best efforts to control himself.

If you have been looking for your next science fiction/fantasy book, then stop looking right now because The Second Son will keep you reading late into the night!

As his mind cleared there was no longer any confusion as to who he was or where he was; he was filled with a clarity of mind, body, and soul. He knew of his purpose now; he had been transported through what felt like a tunnel of time, he had watched every detail of his life, every scene replayed and stored in his mind.

He knew now how he had ended up in that cave, and he knew what he had to do! He was the lone survivor of the House of Soltzer, and he would make them all pay dearly for the pain that they had inflicted on him and his family.

The kingdoms of Lotheria and Sian stood on the threshold of the city. Battle was only moments away, but the young king had done everything possible to prepare his kingdom and his people for the terrifying battle which loomed ahead.

Would the sole survivor of the House of Soltzer be able to rally his people and survive the upcoming battle? Or would this be the end of his line forever? Only time will tell!

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Growing Lemon Balm: A Home Gardener’s Guide

Growing Lemon Balm: A Home Gardener’s Guide
Growing Lemon Balm: A Home Gardener’s Guide


Growing Lemon Balm Book Description

From home gardeners, herb enthusiasts, and everyone in between, this practical guide will provide its readers with help with cultivating and maintaining a thriving and fragrant garden of Lemon Balm a great perennial herb.  Lemon Balm is a blessing for most gardens attracting pollinators and repelling many garden pests.  Lemon Balm has a myriad of uses in the kitchen.  No matter how you want to grow Lemon Balm, this is the reference guide to get you on your way to the path to years of successful Lemon balm growing, whether you choose to grow lemon balm in the vegetable garden, in pots, or indoors.

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The Importance Of A Table Of Contents In A Nonfiction Book

Book Table of Contents
Book Table of Contents

There’s nothing more frustrating than scrolling through 100 pages of a book looking for something specific when there is no table of contents (TOC). While most authors treat it as an afterthought, it’s an important part of the package. A table of content displays the big ideas in a non-fictional book and where to find them. If you’re writing a book about `The Devil in the City’, you want the reader to have a quick reference guide of the contents. Obviously, this is a strong selling point so failing to include a table of contents (TOC) will make your book less marketable. Let me walk you through the importance of a table of contents (TOC).

Makes navigation a breeze

Readers need a reference point to locate all the important information. A TOC contains numbers which come in handy when viewing the soft copy of the word document. If your idea has no direction, your message may take a meandering path. It’s worth mentioning that a book without a clearly defined table of contents (TOC) can make the readers get lost along the way.

A detailed TOC is the perfect way of taking the reader where he or she wants to travel. He can focus on the most essential information and skip the most irrelevant. If you have a challenge with the structure, that problem needs to be solved before you work on your table of contents (TOC). Read on and learn more.

The Table of Contents Informs the reader And Tells what the book is about

Without a strong table of contents (TOC), the reader will have a rough time following your story. It’s imperative that you ensure the table of contents (TOC) supports the idea fully and benefits the readers. Not only that, the chapters should be worded in a way that makes the reader feel as if they are in the book itself. A non-fictional book needs a sound structure, so you want a table of contents (TOC) that supports the manuscript. Even better, the straight lines on the table direct the reader’s eyes. He can quickly grasp the idea rather than hunting through the text.

Gives the reader the scope and completeness of the book

A table of contents (TOC) is found on the page before the start of the book. It gives a brief description of the chapters and the page number. If it’s misaligned or misplaced, the entire content won’t function optimally. Note: the list chapters are the backbone of the book’s outline.

Without a clear table of contents (TOC), the reader will put down the non-fictional book – if they pick it up at all. Needless to say, they will give a bad review. It’s important that you create a structure that fleshes out and is unique in its category. If your book is in eBook format, the reader will prefer to have a table of contents (TOC) tied to a chapter.

Allows the reader to repeat the major parts of the book

If you’re downloading eBook on your mobile device, it becomes quite easy to look for what you want – you can read summaries and jump through chapters. More interestingly, you’re redirected to the table of contents (TOC) by tapping the same icon. While all the information on the book may be useful, some parts may be more eye-catching. At some point, a book to be finished because everything cannot be included in the book. When writing the table of content, be sure to nail down the real essence of the book.

Indicates the author’s style

If the table of content is smart and witty, the reader will know the manuscript features creative writing. To ensure you bring a wow factor to your audience, you should add a little originality. More clearly, a nonfictional book requires the writer to think about the reader.

The TOC will allow the reader to skim and understand the message the writer wants to put across. If it resembles a certain style, chances are that the rest of the book features the same writing. Therefore, before you sit down and write imagine it exists on Amazon or in a nearby bookstore.

Final thoughts

Let’s be honest: there is more to a non-fictional book than a catchy cover. The table of contents shows the reader what lies within the book. The table of contents can make the difference between an average and a great book. Without preparation, you’ll not get the results you want. Unlike a glossary or an index, writing a table of content is a piece of cake. It’s all about compiling a list of the parts – sections, chapters, and sub-chapters. Remember, young readers, are always drawn to books that give information about something they’ve always wondered about.

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What Are Printed Books in Publishing?

Printed Hardcover Book
Printed Hardcover Book

What Does Printed Books in Publishing Mean?

This is a question that has evaded answers in many people. There are varieties of books available everywhere. Worth noting is that it is not every book that is a printed book. There’s, therefore, a great need to especially clear the air and define printed book in clear terms.

A published book is in other terms called trade book. This is a book published for a general audience. This implies that the book is written to be read by anyone anywhere. So, in a real sense, whenever you think about publishing, you are thinking about trade book. In each country and state, there are set books to be used for learning in various grades and levels of education. These types of books do not qualify to trade books because they are not for the general audience or readership.

Trade books are therefore those books that you will come across in public lending libraries. The books that you will check in and borrow to carry home and pass the time with.

Most of the books that you will buy at the bookstores which are not learner’s coursebooks, professional books, technical books or reference books are trade books. Buying from bookstores what is not academic coursebook or such other above named might give you a trade book.

Online booksellers such as Amazon also sell most of their books as trade books. Although technical, professional and reference books are found online; the majority are trade books. Apart from the eBooks, there are also audio books. Depending on the content, the majority are trade books.

Some of these trade books include:

  • Romances
  • Thrillers
  • Biographies
  • Cookbooks
  • Histories, and
  • Children books.

The purpose of the book on the shelf and the writer’s intention play a big role in defining a published book.

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Growing Tarragon: A Home Gardener’s Guide

Growing Tarragon: A Home Gardener’s Guide
Growing Tarragon: A Home Gardener’s Guide

If you are thinking about growing tarragon, then first you need to be aware of the different varieties of tarragon and the methods used to grow and cultivate them.

There are three types of tarragon – French, Russian and Mexican. The French version is favored most for its great taste, but it cannot be grown from seeds, only cuttings. Russian tarragon is more ornamental, while Mexican tarragon is connected to the marigold family and is good in southern climes.

Tarragon is a member of the lettuce family and the name tarragon means ‘little dragon’. At one time the herb was used to treat snake bites. Nowadays it is used for cooking because of its special licorice-like flavor.

You can find tips and information on how to grow tarragon, both in and outdoors and how to collect it when it is ready. Tarragon must have a minimum of five hours of sunlight each day and if you cannot achieve this with natural light, there are other methods available including high-intensity discharge lights.

Once you have gathered the tarragon you can preserve it in several ways including freezing or drying it.

Tarragon can be used to make sauces, seasonings, and even vinegar. There are several recipes located at the back of the book for you to try and enjoy.

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