By Barbara Erskine
The sweeping new novel from the bestselling writer of girl OF HAY switches among Roman Britain and the current day the place historical past dramatically affects at the lives of 3 ladies. thousand years in the past, because the Romans invade Britannia, the princess who turns into the robust queen of the good tribe of the Brigantes, watches the enemies of her humans come ever nearer. Cartimandua's global is, from the beginning, a maelstrom of affection and clash; revenge and retribution. immediately, Edinburgh-based historian, Viv Lloyd Rees, has immersed herself within the legends surrounding the Celtic queen. She has written a publication and is operating on a dramatisation of the younger queen's lifestyles with assistance from actress, Pat Hebden. Cartimandua's lifestyles takes one unforeseen flip after one other as tragedy adjustments the process her destiny. however the younger queen has ambitious enemies -- between them Venutios, her formative years sparring associate, and Medb, a girl whose jealousy threatens not just her happiness yet her lifestyles. Viv's Head of division, Hugh Graham, hounds her as she struggles to conceal her visions of Cartimandua and her conviction that they're genuine. Her obsession grows ever extra power and perilous as she takes ownership of an old brooch that incorporates a curse. either Pat and Hugh are drawn into this twin lifestyles of sour competition and overwhelming love as earlier envelopes current and the trio locate themselves dealing with the best probability in their lives.
By T. C. Boyle
The extraordinary and acclaimed New York Times bestseller from the writer of The Women and When the Killing's Done
simply off the coast of Southern California, families—one within the Eighties and one within the 1930s—come to desolate, windswept San Miguel Island looking for self-reliance, freedom, and a brand new begin of their lives. either Marantha Waters and Elise Lester attempt to assist their struggle veteran husbands pursue their desires yet needs to themselves grapple with the extra nebulous hardships of elevating a relations in brutal isolation. Boyle "skillfully captures that tension-filled quietude" (The New instances publication Review) during this lyrical, intimate, and unforgettable novel.
By Samantha Holt
August Avery, a well known civil engineer, has discovered himself the only custodian of his cousin's six month outdated daughter and he wishes assistance-fast. He is familiar with find out how to construct railways, to build bridges and to avoid wasting the railway tycoons millions of kilos. He doesn't comprehend, despite the fact that, easy methods to take care of a baby. while Ivy Davis turns up at his door trying to find paintings, he believes his prayers are responded. If in simple terms the unique, exuberant younger lady didn't turn out to be this sort of distraction from his busy workload. not sure if she is even as much as the duty of taking care of a toddler, Ivy unearths herself swayed through the good-looking and a bit determined August into operating for him. along with her making a song profession failing earlier than it even begun and no different skills, she makes a decision taking care of a tender baby can't be so hard... absolutely? however the baby could change into the least of her concerns. Her good-looking, brooding grasp turns out to maintain her wide awake greater than the child. upload to that her wish to in achieving her desires of making a song on degree and the machinations of the indomitable Mrs Pepperwhite who sees her as pageant for August's hand, Ivy reveals this easy activity growing to be tougher through the day-as does her hope for her master...
By Stephen R. Lawhead
At the sunrise of his reign, a tender king needs to turn out his greatness… or forfeit a realm.
Arthur is King—but darkest evil has descended upon Britain's seashores in lots of guises. during this black time of plague and pestilence, Arthur's so much depended on counselor Myrddin—the warrior, bard, and kingmaker whom legend will identify Merlin—is himself to be confirmed on a magical trip via his personal impressive previous. So the noble king needs to stand on my own opposed to a very good and poor adversary. for under hence can he really win immortality—and the identify he'll treasure notably others: Pendragon.
By Bryn Hammond
China has finished Ambaghai, the Mongols’ khan, on a hurdle with donkey ears and tail from the theatre, in mockery of the pony peoples of the steppe. It cries for hachi. ‘Hachi implies that that is owed, or felt due. it might probably suggest an act of humanity. it might suggest vengeance. It intended justice.’ The Mongols visit battle for Ambaghai’s hachi, in a century whilst no steppe humans is healthy to take on China. they suspect battles are received by means of the simply, and the dimensions differential doesn’t trouble them. they're flawed, however the Mongol God comforts them with an omen. Temujin, the child of that conflict day, has in his hand his people’s destiny victory. The chinese language have crossbows, however the Mongols have trust. Amgalant no 1
By Ann H. Gabhart
By Toby Clements
February, 1460: within the sour sunrise of a winter's morning a tender nun is stuck outdoor her priory partitions through a corrupt knight and his vicious retinue.
In the struggle that follows, she is rescued via a tender monk and the knight is defeated. however the effects are far-reaching, and Thomas and Katherine are expelled from their non secular Orders and compelled to escape throughout a land stuck within the throes of 1 of the main savage and bloody civil wars in historical past: the Wars of the Roses.
Their flight will take them around the slender Sea to Calais the place Thomas selections up his warbow, and trains along the Yorkist forces. Katherine, now dressed as a guy, hones her skills for remark and therapeutic either off and on the fields of conflict. And throughout them, pals and enemies struggle and die because the destiny Yorkist monarch, Edward, Earl of March, and his adviser the Earl of Warwick, later to turn into referred to as the Kingmaker, arrange to do bloody battle.
Encompassing the battles of Northampton, Mortimer's pass and eventually the nice slaughter of Towton, this can be warfare as skilled no longer by means of the highborn nobles of the land yet through traditional women and men who do their top simply to remain alive. jam-packed with robust, sympathetic characters, this can be a must-read sequence for all who like their fiction action-packed, heroic and totally plausible.
By Charles G. West
Nearly ten years in the past, eighteen-year-old Colt McCrae was once despatched to reformatory for a criminal offense he didn't devote. while his estranged father is murdered, he's published, and returns to Whiskey Hill, Wyoming.
He's now not welcome by way of everybody. Colt capacity trouble--because he is aware who killed his father. Ruthless variety baron Frank Drummond desires the land and should bury someone who dares oppose him.
But Colt isn't any longer a child with a chip on his shoulder. He's a prison-hardened guy with a brain for justice?
By Juan Kresdez
Una investigación que pondrá al descubierto un complot para acabar con el califa y un eunuco que arriesgará su vida para descubrir que los angeles corte está llena de traidores.
En el año 972, una carta interceptada al rebelde Guennum pone de manifiesto un plan para acabar con l. a. vida del califa al-Hakan II, a través de un traidor infiltrado en su corte. El jefe de los eunucos Faiq al-Nizami y el primer ministro deberán descubrir al traidor y para ello recurren al gran oficial de los angeles biblioteca, un eunuco con acceso a todas las estancias de los angeles ciudad. Yasir, el eunuco, comenzará en El veneno del eunuco una investigación en los angeles que arriesgará su vida y en los angeles que descubrirá que l. a. suerte del califa y de toda su familia ya está echada.
Utilizará Juan Kresdez sus conocimientos y su talento como narrador para plasmar en esta novela no sólo una enrevesada novela de intriga en los angeles que nada es lo que parece y en los angeles que los giros argumentales dejarán boquiabierto al lector, sino que El veneno del eunuco es también un hermoso cuadro de costumbres de l. a. Córdoba andalusí en los angeles que asistiremos: a l. a. fiesta de los Sacrificios, a l. a. fiesta en los angeles almunia de Guarromán, a las cacerías en los angeles Córdoba musulmana o incluso a los usos amorosos de los angeles época. Un auténtico paradigma de novela histórica que nos muestra las conjuras y traiciones de las facciones enfrentadas en l. a. corte cordobesa que desembocaron en l. a. guerra civil, los angeles descomposición de al-Ándalus y el fin de los angeles presencia musulmana en los angeles Península Ibérica.
Razones para comprar los angeles obra:
• El autor es un experto en los angeles novela histórica de tema andalusí, una temática que está totalmente en boga en los últimos años.
• l. a. trama se desarrolla en los angeles Córdoba califal, periodo poco tratado en l. a. historia de España y en el que Córdoba se convierte en el centro cultural de Occidente.
• El autor ha logrado construir una novela veloz y rica en detalles que combina lo mejor de una novela de intriga con precisos cuadros de costumbres.
• Los conocimientos volcados en los angeles novela no logran ralentizar el vertiginoso ritmo de los angeles investigación.
Una novela vibrante que despliega, ante nuestros ojos, todo el lujo y l. a. elegancia de los angeles Córdoba califal pero también toda los angeles traición y los angeles mentira que acabaron con uno de los reinos más floreciente y avanzado de l. a. Edad Media.
“Una obra precisa, eficaz, veloz, sumamente detallista con las costumbres de l. a. época andalusí, Juan Kresdez ha logrado construir una novela que combina misterio, muerte y pasión, con el estilo tan singular que lo caracteriza.” (Blog Literatura y ficción)
By Josh Ritter
Henry vivid has newly back to West Virginia from the battlefields of the 1st international battle. Griefstruck through the loss of life of his younger spouse and uncertain of ways to deal with the newborn son she left at the back of, vivid is quickly faced via the destruction of the one domestic he's ever recognized. His hopes for defense leisure with the angel who has him to Appalachia from the trenches of France and who now grants to guard him and his son. Haunted through the abiding nightmare of his reports within the battle and shadowed through his lifeless wife's father, the Colonel, and his brutal sons, Bright--along together with his newborn--makes his approach via a ravaged panorama towards an doubtful salvation.
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