Category: Historical Fiction

Download e-book for iPad: A Bitter Chill (Aurelia Marcella, Book 2) by Jane Finnis

By Jane Finnis

ISBN-10: 1590581938

ISBN-13: 9781590581933

In past due December ninety five advert, Roman settlers in Britannia are getting ready to have fun Saturnalia. Innkeeper Aurelia Marcella's plans for a relaxed vacation are shattered while her brother brings undesirable information. An enemy in Rome is making an attempt to wreck her family members via spreading rumours that they're plotting opposed to Caesar. Her brother has misplaced his task as a central authority investigator, the mansio is menaced by means of a gang of local criminals, and while a celebration of wealthy, challenging tourists arrive to stick, their quarrels and violence spill over into Aurelia's family. Then the Saturnalia dinner party, spotlight of the competition, culminates in tragic demise. Aurelia's sister Albia is without doubt one of the leader suspects.
This moment ebook within the sequence takes Aurelia from the quiet nation-state to the busy new garrison city of York the place she needs to cope with traitors and crooks, and face own threat to guard her sister and support her brother. If she fails, her kin will lose not only their mansio, yet their lives

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Download e-book for iPad: O Shepherd, Speak! (The Lanny Budd Novels, Book 10) by Upton Sinclair

By Upton Sinclair

ISBN-10: 1504026543

ISBN-13: 9781504026543

Publish yr note: First released in 1949

From the cave in of the 3rd Reich to the destruction of Hiroshima to the Nuremberg Trials, Lanny Budd bears witness to the delivery of a brand new international order

As a secret agent for President Franklin Roosevelt, Lanny Budd was once capable of infiltrate the internal circle of the Nazi excessive command and glean crucial info on behalf of the Allied reason. Now, because the bad international clash techniques its long-awaited end, the newly commissioned Captain Budd of the USA military is to be had to witness the ultimate cave in of the 3rd Reich within the aftermath of the conflict of the Bulge.

The nuclear destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki brings global struggle II to an finish, yet now not even the loss of life of Franklin Roosevelt can free up Lanny from his responsibilities as Presidential Agent 103. A devastated Europe has to be rebuilt, and there's a useful reckoning nonetheless to come back within the middle of defeated Germany, the place the fans who murdered numerous hundreds of thousands will stand trial for his or her crimes.

O Shepherd, Speak! is the penultimate quantity of Upton Sinclair's Pulitzer Prize–winning dramatization of twentieth-century international background. An incredible mixture of experience, romance, and political intrigue, the Lanny Budd Novels are a testomony to the breathtaking scope of the author's imaginative and prescient and his singular skills as a storyteller.

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New PDF release: Paris, 1199 (Les aventures de Guilhem d'Ussel, Tome 2)

By Jean D'Aillon

ISBN-10: 2290023566

ISBN-13: 9782290023563

1199, Richard Coeur de Lion, roi d'Angleterre et duc d'Aquitaine, est atteint par un carreau d'arbalète au cours d'un siège. Il trépasse peu après, entouré de sa mère Aliénor et de son ami Robert de Locksley, connu dans sa jeunesse sous le fameux nom de Robin Hood. Accusé d'avoir dérobé un trésor, Locksley, à nouveau hors-la-loi, disparaît. Sa jeune épouse Anna Maria demande alors l'aide de l'ancien mercenaire Guilhem d'Ussel. Pourchassé par les Templiers, traqué par le prévôt de Paris, Guilhem d'Ussel retrouvera-t-il Locksley vivant ? Peut-il se fier à ces tisserands cathares, qui organisent d'étranges réunions nocturnes ? Entre les menaces qui pèsent sur l. a. femme qu'il aime et les complots visant le roi Philippe Auguste, il se lance sur les lines de l'archer le plus insaisissable.

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Download PDF by Julián Sánchez: The Antiquarian: A Novel

By Julián Sánchez

ISBN-10: 1453263942

ISBN-13: 9781453263945

During this gripping historic mystery, the quest for a mysterious and robust item hidden within the middle of Barcelona ends up in ambition, hope, love—and murder

An exciting letter from his adoptive father, Artur, turns novelist Enrique Alonso’s international the other way up. Artur, a widely known antiquarian in Barcelona, finds that he has stumbled on an old manuscript, yet he feels uneasy, as if he’s in over his head. yet prior to Artur can piece jointly the ultimate a part of the puzzle, he's attacked and murdered. Enrique rushes to Barcelona to enquire his father’s loss of life and retrieve the booklet. His ex-wife, Bety, a philologist, involves his reduction and the 2 set approximately translating and interpreting the encrypted textual content. Written in Latin and previous Catalan, the manuscript holds the major to the positioning of a worthwhile item relationship again to the center a long time, and a mystery heavily guarded by way of the Jewish group dwelling within the city’s Gothic sector. whilst Enrique and Bety become aware of they don't seem to be the one ones following the path, it turns into a race opposed to time to discover the legendary item that has the ability to rework lives.

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Download e-book for kindle: Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin

By Mark Helprin

ISBN-10: 0156031191

ISBN-13: 9780156031196

A bestseller that takes readers on a trip to ny of the Belle Epoque, the place Peter Lake makes an attempt to rob a big apple mansion in simple terms to discover the daughter of the home at domestic. hence starts off the affection among the middle-aged Irishman and Beverly Penn, a tender woman who's loss of life. “This a proficient writer’s love affair with the language” (Newsday).

This publication encompasses a pattern bankruptcy of IN solar AND IN SHADOW.


New York urban is subsumed in arctic winds, darkish nights, and white lighting, its existence unfolds, for it truly is a rare hive of the mind's eye, the best condominium ever outfitted, and not anything exists that may cost its energy. One evening in iciness, Peter Lake--orphan and master-mechanic, makes an attempt to rob a fortress-like mansion at the top West Side.

Though he thinks the home is empty, the daughter of the home is domestic. hence starts off the affection among Peter Lake, a middle-aged Irish burglar, and Beverly Penn, a tender lady, who's dying.

Peter Lake, an easy, uneducated guy, due to a love that, first and foremost he doesn't absolutely comprehend, is pushed to forestall time and produce again the lifeless. His nice fight, in a urban ever alight with its personal power and beseiged by way of unparalleled winters, is without doubt one of the most pretty and striking tales of yankee literature.

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Download e-book for iPad: Un orage immobile by Françoise Sagan

By Françoise Sagan

ISBN-10: 2234069092

ISBN-13: 9782234069091

Au printemps de 1832, plant life, fille d’émigrés, née, élevée, mariée et devenue brutalement orpheline et veuve en Angleterre, arrive un beau jour à Jarnac pour y rouvrir Margelasse, le château de sa famille. Personne ne l’a aperçue encore dans l. a. région quand Me Nicolas Lomont, trente ans, notaire, met son cheval en course vers Margelasse.

L’histoire start. Au début, c’est une tranquille histoire d’amour, puis vient le drame plein de bruit, de fureur, de passion. 

Le récit est tout entier rapporté par Nicolas, trente ans plus tard. Vieux, solitaire, peu porté à los angeles littérature, il ne sait pas trop ce qui le pousse à saisir un cahier et tracer ces mots : « Si un lecteur découvre un jour ces pages… », mais il proceed. Me Lomont, bien qu’il décide plusieurs fois d’arrêter, de jeter son manuscrit au feu, se prend au jeu. Il dira tout. Il se surprend même à se griser de mots, à ressusciter d’une word ses amis morts, son ennemie disparue.

Autant que pour l’histoire elle-même, violente, insolite, éperdue, on se passionne pour ce miracle qui transforme peu à peu chaque soir, quelques années avant 1870, un vieux notaire de province en un écrivain d’abord sage et classique, puis de plus en plus fougueux, débridé, lyrique… en un mot romantique.

Un livre à half dans l’univers de Sagan, proche de Stendhal ou Maupassant.

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New PDF release: That Deadman Dance

By Kim Scott

ISBN-10: 1608197417

ISBN-13: 9781608197415

Set in Western Australia within the first many years of the 19th century, That Deadman Dance is an unlimited, attractive novel in regards to the first touch among the Aboriginal Noongar humans and the recent eu settlers.

Bobby Wabalanginy is a tender Noongar guy, clever, ingenious, and wanting to please. He befriends the ecu arrivals, becoming a member of them as they hunt whales, until eventually the land, and determine their new colony. he's welcomed right into a wealthy white kinfolk, and finally reveals himself falling in love with the daughter, Christine. yet slowly—by layout and through hazard—things start to swap. now not everyone seems to be proud of how the colony is progressing. cattle mysteriously begin to disappear, plants are destroyed, there are "accidents" and accidents on either side. because the Europeans impose ever-stricter principles and rules so that it will preserve the peace, Bobby's Elders make a decision they have to reply in variety, and Bobby is compelled to take aspects, inexorably drawn right into a sequence of occasions that may endlessly swap the way forward for his country.

That Deadman Dance is unavoidably tragic, as so much tales of eu and local touch are. yet via Bobby's existence, Kim Scott exuberantly explores a second in time while issues might have been diverse, whilst black and white lived jointly in amazement instead of worry of the opposite, and while the area appeared unexpectedly two times as huge and two times as promising. without delay celebratory and heartbreaking, this novel is a special and significant contribution to the literature of local adventure.

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Get The Excursion Train (Inspector Robert Colbeck, Book 2) PDF

By Edward Marston

ISBN-10: 0749008776

ISBN-13: 9780749008772

A difficult new case for the Railway Detective

On the surprising discovery of a passenger's physique at the nice Western Railway day trip teach, Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck and his assistant, Sergeant Victor Leeming, are dispatched to the scene. confronted with what at the beginning seems to be a motiveless homicide, Colbeck is intrigued via the homicide weapon – a noose. while it emerges that the sufferer had labored as a public executioner, Colbeck realises that this has to be intrinsically associated with the killer's selection of weapon. although, the additional he delves into the case, the extra mysterious it turns into. And while a moment guy is strangled via a noose on a educate, Colbeck is familiar with he needs to act fast; can he capture the assassin prior to extra lives are lost?

Set in Victorian England and wealthy in historic aspect, The day trip Train will carry you captivated from the start to the tip of its journey.

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Get A Master Plan for Rescue: A Novel PDF

By Janis Cooke Newman

ISBN-10: 0698184017

ISBN-13: 9780698184015

A magical novel in regards to the stunning acts we're in a position to within the identify of love.

Set in 1942 manhattan and Berlin, A grasp Plan for Rescue is a fascinating novel concerning the life-giving powers of storytelling, and the heroism that may be encouraged through love. In essence, it really is love tales. it's the tale of a kid who worships his mom and dad, then loses his father to an coincidence and his mom to her ensuing grief. And it's the tale of a tender guy who stumbles into the romance of his lifestyles, then watches her decline, ceaselessly altering the arc of his destiny. every one is propelled by means of the assumption that if he acts heroically adequate, it's going to repair a few a part of what—or whom—he has lost.

But after they meet, this boy and this guy, their mixed grief and magical considering will let them dream the most unlikely. Sharing tales of the folk they've got misplaced, they're encouraged to affix forces and act of their reminiscence. To do anything so memorable that it could possibly truly convey their household back—even if simply in spirit.

A grasp Plan for Rescue is a stunning story, propelled via heritage and mind's eye, that means people’s impression upon the realm doesn’t inevitably finish with their lives, and that, to some extent, we're the sum of the tales we tell.

From the Hardcover edition.

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