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New PDF release: Our Promised Land

| December 24, 2017 | admin | 0

ISBN-10: 0984076018

ISBN-13: 9780984076017

Our Promised Land
A Novel
One father. brothers. nice religions. One collectively hallowed patch of floor. for hundreds of years either have known as it domestic. Now they bitterly contest whose kingdom it might be.
half heritage, half fiction, Our Promised Land demanding situations the reader to stroll this lengthy unhappy trip within the footwear of either side. The characters are intestine wrenchingly actual, the occasions too tragic to endure, accurately simply because they're as old as they're fictional. Can there ever be peace via the other direction, other than to confess the humanity of either side, each one eventually granting the opposite this acceptable and correct dignity?
Our Promised Land compels the reader to stand the unspeakable monstrousness of the violence, its very human perpetrators on each side. but it refuses to disclaim the humanity of both.
Our Promised Land begs for that much better global we of each race, each state, each faith, and each ideology desire, dream, and yearn, the person who ultimately and at lengthy and bad final is expressive of our intelligence, our dignity, and our the Aristocracy, now not our worst instincts.

Can it ever be "the" Promised Land for each side, other than that intelligence, dignity, and the Aristocracy confess, it can't be just one side's, however it has consistently been either sides', Our Promised Land?

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Get The Boleyn Deceit: A Novel (The Boleyn Trilogy Book 2) PDF

| December 24, 2017 | admin | 0

By Laura Andersen

ISBN-10: 0345534115

ISBN-13: 9780345534118

ISBN-10: 1491549734

ISBN-13: 9781491549735

Perfect for enthusiasts of Philippa Gregory, Alison Weir, and Showtime’s The Tudors, The Boleyn Deceit is the eye-catching new novel set within the imagined Tudor courtroom of King Henry IX, son of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, who needs to navigate a terrain rife with palace intrigue, forthcoming warfare, and unbridled passions.
 
The regency interval is over and William Tudor, now King Henry IX, sits on my own at the throne. yet England needs to nonetheless deal with those that doubt his legitimacy, either in far flung lands and inside his circle of relatives. To diffuse tensions and appease the Catholics, William is betrothed to a tender princess from France, yet nonetheless he has eyes for less than his adolescence pal Minuette, and court docket tongues are wagging. 
 
much more scandalous—and harmful, if discovered—is that Minuette’s center and soul belong to Dominic, William’s ally and depended on consultant. Minuette needs to stroll a fragile stability among her suitors, not able to divulge heart's contents to somebody, no longer even her pal Elizabeth, William’s sister, who needs to deal with her personal cleaved middle. during this impossible to resist story, the secrets and techniques that everybody retains are adequate to alter the process an empire.

Includes a preview of Laura Andersen’s The Boleyn Reckoning
 
Praise for The Boleyn Deceit
 
“Detailed and quick-paced, [The Boleyn Deceit] may have sequence fanatics devouring it and rising longing for the final e-book. a very good advice for Phillippa Gregory fans.”Booklist (starred review)
 
“This pleasing paintings of other heritage bargains lots to savour for either enthusiasts of ancient romance and people whose ardour is political intrigue. . . . ideal for enthusiasts of Philippa Gregory and Alison Weir, Andersen’s novel admirably takes inventive license with heritage whereas final real to many elements of real-world historical past. . . . [Foreshadows] a captivating end to the trilogy.”Publishers Weekly
 
“An exciting re-imagining of Tudor England and the treacheries of courtroom life.”Kirkus Reviews
 
Praise for Laura Andersen’s The Boleyn King
 
“A luxurious, vividly imagined novel of a Boleyn king’s fateful upward push to energy amid the treacherous glamour of the Tudor court.”—C. W. Gortner, writer of The Queen’s Vow
 
“Fans of either Stephenie Meyer and Philippa Gregory will locate a lot to like during this evocative and well-written debut.”—Francine Mathews, writer of Jack 1939
 
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Black Powder War: A Novel of Temeraire - download pdf or read online

| December 24, 2017 | admin | 0

By Naomi Novik

ISBN-10: 0345481305

ISBN-13: 9780345481306

ISBN-10: 159606207X

ISBN-13: 9781596062078

“A superb series.”
–Anne McCaffrey

“Naomi Novik has performed for the Napoleonic Wars what Anne McCaffrey did for technological know-how fiction: developed an alternative fact in which dragons are genuine in a saga that's impressively unique, absolutely constructed, and peopled with characters you care about.”
–David Weber, writer of the glory Harrington series

After their fateful experience in China, Capt. Will Laurence of His Majesty’ s Aerial Corps and his outstanding dragon, Temeraire, are waylaid by means of a mysterious envoy bearing pressing new orders from Britain. 3 priceless dragon eggs were bought from the Ottoman Empire, and Laurence and Temeraire needs to detour to Istanbul to escort the dear shipment again to England. Time is of the essence if the eggs are to be borne domestic earlier than hatching.

but catastrophe threatens the challenge at each turn–thanks to the diabolical machinations of the chinese language dragon Lien, who blames Temeraire for her master’s dying and vows to best friend herself with Napoleon and take vengeance. Then, confronted with shattering betrayal in an unforeseen position, Laurence, Temeraire, and their squad needs to release a bold offensive. yet what likelihood do they have opposed to the massed forces of Bonaparte’s implacable army?

BONUS: This variation contains an excerpt from Naomi Novik's Empire of Ivory.

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Download e-book for iPad: American Exile by

| December 24, 2017 | admin | 0

ISBN-10: 1517715571

ISBN-13: 9781517715571

Zach Swisher and his family members are usually not your usual American kin, regardless of his desire to be basic. As a child he reports a existence altering incident at school, that shapes his outlook on lifestyles until eventually he meets the affection of his lifestyles: Jennifer. She not just turns into the affection of his existence, yet in lots of methods his protector.
once they are married, Zach learns of his father's mystery lifestyles as a guns clothier for the CIA. This revelation alterations the trail either he and his spouse are on and destroys the existence they dreamed of. The time laptop his father creates turns into salvation and a curse while.
because the tale unfolds, they face many enemies looking to scouse borrow his father's invention for his or her personal evil plans. together with the very humans his father as soon as labored for. The kin turns into the objective of a number of corrupt Presidents and are compelled to struggle again with every thing they've got.
Zach battles greater than his personal executive during this mystery. commonly he and his spouse conflict their very own own demons created once they have been sons and daughters. Will they conquer them or will they fall sufferer?
Zach and his relations start their trip as operating type nobodys. Will they prove on most sensible or six toes lower than? while the main evil chief in US historical past rises to strength, they're pressured to struggle for the very soul of the rustic! bounce in and stick with alongside because the Swisher's struggle to outlive opposed to all odds.

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Read e-book online The Sky-Blue Wolves (A Novel of the Change) PDF

| December 24, 2017 | admin | 0

By S.M. Stirling

ISBN-10: 0451490681

ISBN-13: 9780451490681

S. M. Stirling offers the beautiful and epic end to the big apple instances bestselling switch sequence. decades in the past, while complicated know-how failed and humanity chanced on itself in a turbulent, postapocalyptic global, impressive women and men birthed a brand new society from the ashes. during this new global of emperors and kings, new leaders emerged, making the area their own.

Two generations after the swap, Crown Princess Órlaith struggles to maintain the hard-won peace her father dropped at Montival--the former western usa. however the switch opened many doorways, and during them powers robust and unusual and negative stroll once again between humankind.

With her fire-forged pal and best friend, jap Empress Reiko, Órlaith needs to absorb her sword to prevent the unfold of the mad malignancy at the back of the Yellow Raja, who has imprisoned her brother Prince John. And from the rising superpower of Mongolia, the Sky-Blue Wolves of the excessive Steppe trip once again underneath the banner of Genghis Khan--the thunder in their hooves resounding throughout a global in turmoil.

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Download e-book for kindle: Eagle and Empire: The Clash of Eagles Trilogy Book III by Alan Smale

| December 24, 2017 | admin | 0

By Alan Smale

ISBN-10: 0804177260

ISBN-13: 9780804177269

ISBN-10: 1101885327

ISBN-13: 9781101885321

The award-winning writer of Clash of Eagles and Eagle in Exile concludes his masterly alternate-history saga of the Roman invasion of North the United States during this wonderful novel.

Roman Praetor Gaius Marcellinus got here to North the United States as a conqueror, yet after assembly with defeat by the hands of the city-state of Cahokia, he has needed to forge a brand new future during this unusual land. within the decade when you consider that his arrival, he has controlled to dealer an risky peace among the invading Romans and a unfastened association of local American tribes often called the League.

yet invaders from the west will shatter that peace and plunge the continent into warfare: The Mongol Horde has arrived and they're taking no prisoners.

because the Mongol cavalry advances around the nice Plains leaving destruction in its direction, Marcellinus and his Cahokian acquaintances needs to summon allies either nice and small in education for a last showdown. Alliances will shift, foes will upward thrust, and buddies will fall as Alan Smale brings us ever towards the dramatic ultimate conflict for the way forward for the North American continent.

Praise for Eagle and Empire

“Smale supplies in spades . . . the simplest of the trilogy. hugely recommended.”Historical Novels Review

“The velocity . . . is breathless and the motion relentless. . . . a pleasing end result to the adventures of a Roman warrior within the New World.”Kirkus Reviews
 
“The ultimate quantity of Smale’s conflict of Eagles trilogy is relentless, with characters and readers infrequently getting a breath sooner than the subsequent danger comes crashing down. . . . Smale’s hard-hitting and pleasurable end could be a needs to for his readers, because the trilogy should be for any fan of trade history.”Publishers Weekly (starred review) 

“[Eagle and Empire] had amazing worldbuilding, priceless and engaging characters, and an excellent plot. . . . Altogether, a truly fulfilling journey.”—The anonymous Zine

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Liberating Atlantis by Harry Turtledove PDF

| December 24, 2017 | admin | 0

By Harry Turtledove

ISBN-10: 0451462963

ISBN-13: 9780451462961

ISBN-10: 045146320X

ISBN-13: 9780451463203

ISBN-10: 1400112532

ISBN-13: 9781400112531

Frederick Radcliff is a descendent of the kinfolk that based Atlantis's first payment. yet he's additionally a slave. And while destiny offers him with the chance to throw off his shackles as soon as and for all, he turns into the chief of a progressive military of slaves made up our minds to loose all of his brethren throughout Atlantis.

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Download e-book for iPad: Naamah's Blessing (Moirin's Trilogy Book 3) by Jacqueline Carey

| December 24, 2017 | admin | 0

By Jacqueline Carey

ISBN-10: 0446198072

ISBN-13: 9780446198073

ISBN-10: 0446198080

ISBN-13: 9780446198080

ISBN-10: 1400163765

ISBN-13: 9781400163762

Returning to Terre d'Ange, Moirin reveals the royal relatives damaged. Wracked by way of unrelenting grief on the lack of his spouse, Queen Jehanne, King Daniel is not able to rule. Prince Thierry, top an day trip to discover the lethal jungles of Terra Nova, is midway the world over. and 3 12 months previous Desirée is a imaginative and prescient of her mom: tempestuous, clever, and fiery, yet desperately lonely, and a weak pawn in a online game of moving political allegiances.

As tensions mount, King Daniel asks that Moirin develop into Desirée's oath-sworn protector. Navigating the tricky political panorama of the court docket proves a tricky problem, and whilst dire information arrives from abroad, the spirit of Queen Jehanne visits Moirin in a dream and bids her adopt an most unlikely quest.

Another specter from the prior additionally haunts Moirin. vacationing with Thierry within the New international is Raphael de Mereliot, her manipulative former lover. Years in the past, Raphael pressured her to aid him summon fallen angels within the hopes of buying mystical presents and data. It used to be a disastrous attempt that just about killed them, and Moirin needs to ultimately endure the prices of these sour mistakes.

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Download e-book for iPad: Look Who's Back by Timur Vermes

| December 24, 2017 | admin | 0

By Timur Vermes

ISBN-10: 1471263673

ISBN-13: 9781471263675

ISBN-10: 1623653339

ISBN-13: 9781623653330

ISBN-10: 1681449528

ISBN-13: 9781681449524

"What may occur if Adolf Hitler awakened in modern day Berlin? In a bestselling satirical novel, he'd prove a television comedy famous person . . . [Look who is Back] has unsurprisingly sparked debate in a rustic that has grappled for many years with Hitler's unconscionable legacy."
-Time
Timur Vermes' record-breaking bestseller, Look who is Back, is a satirical novel that imagines what may occur if Hilter reawakened in present-day Germany. The ebook was once an important luck in Germany, promoting greater than 1.5 million copies. Janet Maslin of The ny Times referred to as Look who is Back"desperately humorous . . . an inventive comedy of errors."
In the unconventional, Adolf Hitler wakes up in 2011 from a 66-year sleep in his subterranean Berlin bunker to discover the Germany he knew fullyyt replaced: Internet-driven media spreads principles in mins and fumes superstar obsession; immigration has produced multicultural neighborhoods bringing jointly humans of various race, ethnicity, and faith; and the main strong individual in executive is a girl. Hitler is straight away well-known . . . as an impersonator of unusual ability. the general public assumes the fulminating chief of the Nazi social gathering is a performer who's constantly in personality, and shortly his inevitable viral charm begets YouTube stardom, begets tv superstar on a Turkish-born comedian's express. His bigoted rants are unsuitable for a theatrical satire-exposing prejudice and misrepresentation-and his media good fortune emboldens Hitler to begin his personal political occasion, and set the rustic he unearths a shambles again to rights.
With bold and darkish humor, Look who is Back skewers the absurdity and depravity of the cult of character in smooth media culture.

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New PDF release: The Cannibal: A Novel

| December 24, 2017 | admin | 0

By John Hawkes

ISBN-10: 0811200639

ISBN-13: 9780811200639

ISBN-10: 4882024519

ISBN-13: 9784882024514

The Cannibal used to be John Hawkes's first novel, released in 1949.

"No synopsis conveys the standard of this now recognized novel approximately an hallucinated Germany in cave in after global warfare II. John Hawkes, in his look for a method to go beyond outworn modes of fictional realism, has came upon a a hugely unique process for objectifying the perennial degradation of mankind inside a context of fantasy.... Nowhere has the nightmare of human terror and the deracinated sensibility been extra consciously analyzed than in The Cannibal. but one is familiar with all through that such research proceeds in simple terms when it comes to a resolutely devoted humanism." - Hayden Carruth

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