Author: Dan Jones
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Revolt and upheaval in medieval Britain by a brilliant new narrative historian. ‘Summer of Blood’ breaks new ground in its portrayal of the personalities and politics of the bloody days of June 1381.
England's First Revolution
Author: Dan Jones
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Plantagenets and a top authority on the historical events that inspired Game of Thrones, a vivid, blood-soaked account of one of the most famous rebellions in history—the first mass uprising by the people of England against their feudal masters In the summer of 1381, ravaged by poverty and oppressed by taxes, the people of England rose up and demanded that their voices be heard. A ragtag army, led by the mysterious Wat Tyler and the visionary preacher John Ball, rose up against the fourteen-year-old Richard II and his most powerful lords and knights, who risked their property and their lives in a desperate battle to save the English crown. Dan Jones brings this incendiary moment to life and captures both the idealism and brutality of that fateful summer, when a brave group of men and women dared to challenge their overlords, demand that they be treated equally, and fight for freedom. Praise for Summer of Blood: “Hot, brave and reeking with gore.” —The Times (London) “Sound scholarship and sexy writing make this . . . essential reading.” —The Independent (London), Book of the Year Praise for The Plantagenets: “A real life Game of Thrones, as dramatic and blood-soaked as any work of fantasy . . . Fast-paced and accessible, The Plantagenets is old-fashioned storytelling and will be particularly appreciated by those who like their history red in tooth and claw.” —The Wall Street Journal From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Peasants' Revolt of 1381
Author: Daniel Jones
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Category: Great Britain
Summer of Blood breaks new ground in its portrayal of the personalities and politics of the bloody days of June 1381. Breathing life into one of British history's most colourful yet under-explored episodes, Dan Jones recreates the dangerous world of the fourteenth century: a time when pain, squalor, misery and disease formed the fabric of daily life. Yet this was also an era of humanity, charity and social responsibility, one which people genuinely believed could be made better.
Author: Ed Russo
The vampire Tony Perillo finds himself caught up in a dangerous passion that not only is hazardous to his life, he is also in danger of becoming the monster he despises.
Author: Tomi Adeyemi
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
Sie töteten meine Mutter. Sie raubten uns die Magie. Sie zwangen uns in den Staub. Jetzt erheben wir uns. Zélies Welt war einst voller Magie. Flammentänzer spielten mit dem Feuer, Geistwandler schufen schillernde Träume, und Seelenfänger wie Zélies Mutter wachten über Leben und Tod. Bis zu der Nacht, als ihre Kräfte versiegten und der machthungrige König von Orïsha jeden einzelnen Magier töten ließ. Die Blutnacht beraubte Zélie ihrer Mutter und nahm einem ganzen Volk die Hoffnung. Jetzt hat Zélie eine einzige Chance, die Magie nach Orïsha zurückzuholen. Ihre Mission führt sie über dunkle Pfade, wo rachedurstige Geister lauern, und durch glühende Wüsten, die ihr alles abverlangen. Dabei muss sie ihren Feinden immer einen Schritt voraus sein. Besonders dem Kronprinzen, der mit allen Mitteln verhindern will, dass die Magie je wieder zurückkehrt ... Der internationale Bestseller! Große Kinoverfilmung bereits in Arbeit bei Fox 2000 (»Twilight«, »Das Schicksal ist ein mieser Verräter«)
Author: Mike Blakely
Publisher: Forge Books
Two memorable novels from Spur Award-winning author Mike Blakely at one low price Summer of Pearls The coming of the railroad nearly spelled the end of the riverboat community of Port Caddo until the Great Caddo Lake Pearl Rush of 1874. Ben Crowell remembers it well: that summer, he fell in love. That autumn, Judd Kelso, a local riverboat owner, was killed. The pearl rush was over within a few months, but Judd Kelso's murder remained unsolved, and only Ben Crowell seemed interested in finding out who killed Kelso and why. Spanish Blood In 1870, Bart Young heads for the New Mexico Territory, where he has heard men are making fortunes overnight in land speculation on the old Spanish grants. He expects to be rich before the year is out. But the ranchers are stubborn, the local officials are corrupt, and Bart isn't the first hopeful to arrive. His dream seems a lost cause . . . until he stumbles onto evidence of a lost grant bigger than he could have ever imagined: the entire Sacramento Mountain Range. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: P.D. Viner
Publisher: Random House
It begins with a father calling his daughter, but whoever answers is not Pia but his daughter’s killer. He must listen, horrified, to the sounds of his only child being murdered, powerless to intervene as the killer utters two chilling words. ‘Beautiful skin...’ Most men’s thoughts would turn to vengeance but Pia’s father is far more resourceful than most. And he is not the reserved businessman his daughter always believed him to be, but Franco, a notorious London drug lord who will call in all his debts to find his daughter’s killer. Including the one owed to him by DI Tom Bevans.
A Novel of Arthur
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
In The Winter King and Enemy of God Bernard Cornwell demonstrated his astonishing ability to make the oft-told legend of King Arthur fresh and new for our time. Now, in this riveting final volume of The Warlord Chronicles, Cornwell tells the unforgettable tale of Arthur's final struggles against the Saxons and his last attempts to triumph over a ruined marriage and ravaged dreams. This is the tale not only of a broken love remade, but also of forces both earthly and unearthly that threaten everything Arthur stands for. Peopled by princesses and bards, by warriors and magicians, Excalibur is the story of love, war, loyalty, and betrayal-the work of a magnificent storyteller at the height of his powers.
Author: Dan Simmons
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
This masterfully crafted horror classic, featuring a brand-new introduction by Dan Simmons, will bring you to the edge of your seat, hair standing on end and blood freezing in your veins It's the summer of 1960 and in the small town of Elm Haven, Illinois, five twelve-year-old boys are forging the powerful bonds that a lifetime of change will not break. From sunset bike rides to shaded hiding places in the woods, the boys' days are marked by all of the secrets and silences of an idyllic middle-childhood. But amid the sundrenched cornfields their loyalty will be pitilessly tested. When a long-silent bell peals in the middle of the night, the townsfolk know it marks the end of their carefree days. From the depths of the Old Central School, a hulking fortress tinged with the mahogany scent of coffins, an invisible evil is rising. Strange and horrifying events begin to overtake everyday life, spreading terror through the once idyllic town. Determined to exorcize this ancient plague, Mike, Duane, Dale, Harlen, and Kevin must wage a war of blood—against an arcane abomination who owns the night...
The Prairie Grove Campaign
Author: William L. Shea
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
William Shea offers a gripping narrative of the events surrounding Prairie Grove, Arkansas, one of the great unsung battles of the Civil War that effectively ended Confederate offensive operations west of the Mississippi River. Shea provides a colorful account of a grueling campaign that lasted five months and covered hundreds of miles of rugged Ozark terrain. In a fascinating analysis of the personal, geographical, and strategic elements that led to the fateful clash in northwest Arkansas, he describes a campaign notable for rapid marching, bold movements, hard fighting, and the most remarkable raid of the Civil War.
Author: Skip Conover
How Fear Mongering Politicians, Hate Mongering Theologians, and Irresponsible Press Are Guiding Us to an Age of Horrors. Americans do not understand our real peril. There are over 100 million young men between 15 and 23 in the Muslim World. In some countries they have no movies, no sports teams, no way to meet women, little education and few jobs. When Iraq settles down, the foreign fighters will go home and mix with this volatile demographic. What will happen then? Will this cancer metastasize?
Author: Jim Meaders
Publisher: a-argus books
Memorial Day weekend, 1963. James, an almost-fourteen-year-old, relatively shy, moderately nerdy, horny and soon-to-be ninth grader needed to start mowing yeards to earn enough money to buy his first car when he turned sixteen. That was the beginning of the bizarre "dream" summer that introduced James to Mrs. Root Beer Lady, Monica (the drop-dead-georgeous blond woman with ample breasts), Mrs Chyspo and the old man, all of whom changedinto reptillian alien things that tried to kill and eat him at every turn. There was also Cookie, the hot little "cookie" and a host of other strange meetings in store.
Author: Bella Pollen
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
With her fifth novel, critically acclaimed writer and journalist Bella Pollen takes readers into the private dynamics of a family grappling with the loss of father and husband in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, where between elemental beauty and utter bleakness, strange forces are at play. In 1980 Germany, under Cold War tension, a mole is suspected in the British Embassy. When the clever diplomat Nicky Fleming dies suddenly and suspiciously, it’s convenient to brand him the traitor. But was his death an accident, murder, or suicide? As the government digs into Nicky’s history, his wife, Letty, relocates with her three children to a remote Scottish island hoping to salvage their family. But the isolated shores of her childhood retreat only intensify their distance, and it is Letty’s brilliant and peculiar youngest child, Jamie, who alone holds on to the one thing he’s sure of: his father has promised to return and he was a man who never broke a promise. Exploring the island, Jamie and his teenaged sisters discover that a domesticated brown bear has been marooned on shore, hiding somewhere among the seaside caves. Jamie feels that the bear may have a strange connection to his father, and as he seeks the truth, his father’s story surfaces unexpected ways. Bella Pollen has an uncanny ability to capture the unnoticeable moments in which families grow quiet. A novel about the corrosive effects of secrets and the extraordinary imagination of youth, The Summer of the Bear is Pollen’s most ambitious and affecting book yet.
The Queen, the Jews and a Murder
Author: Bob Biderman
Publisher: Black Apollo Press
Category: Social Science
Jubilee Summer, June 1887. Britain is deep in lavish celebration of Empire. That same month, in the East End of London a quiet young man, recently arrived from Warsaw, is accused of murdering an Angel. Two writers at the start of their career are brought together in a remarkable encounter as they investigate a crime that would change their lives and their vision of themselves, England, and the world.
A Summer to Remember
Author: Jamella A. Jihad
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A Story of Brotherhood New book tells the story of six black males and a friendship that extends beyond a lifetime. True friendship and brotherhood can give meaning to one’s life, even after a painful experience where good memories of a once strong bond are the only thing that is left. Such is the story of six men in Jamella A. Jihad’s The Summer of ’89: A Summer to Remember, an inspirational story released through Xlibris. In a society where color is an issue, equality is rare, and inferiority is a disease. This very situation led to the birth of a friendship among a group of African American males determined to help each other depart from the stigma that this society has about black males. Through each other’s support, all of them graduated with honors from one of the finest high schools in the state and have been accepted into prestigious colleges. One of the young men reached out to the author as she sleeps, in her dream he asks her to help him tell their story. Over three nights, in 1991 after the birth of her newborn daughter Baiyina Jihad, this young man visits Jamella. “Please help me tell our story.” Jamella does not know that she is dreaming, she wakes up, to see a young man sitting on her bed, a frighten Jamella, screamed out “where is my daughter, where is my husband?” The young man said, “Calm down you’re dreaming, I need you to write my story please.” Jamella knew even before the young man’s request that she would write the story. For three nights, the author sits quietly on the side of the bed while her family sleeps. She writes the young me ‘s story. On the last of the three nights, Jamella finds herself sad; she knows this night will be the last visit from the young man. ‘Jamella, thank you for writing our story, I do hope, and believe we will meet again one day.” Her reply; “please don’t go, we are not finished writing your story, we can’t stop now, its almost finished.” Jamella was not ready to let go. The young man replied; “God will guide you the rest of the way.” It was the last time Jamella saw the young man, Witness how this young man finds meaning in his life by sharing their story through his eyes. An inspirational story about brotherhood an survival, The Summer “89: A Summer to Remember defines for these young men...the foundation of life _ friendship, and love. For more information, log on to www. Xlibris.com.
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
Das Böse in Gestalt eines namenlosen Grauens In Derry, Maine, schlummert das Böse in der Kanalisation: Alle 28 Jahre wacht es auf und muss fressen. Jetzt taucht »Es« wieder empor. Sieben Freunde entschließen sich, dem Grauen entgegenzutreten und ein Ende zu setzen. Stephen Kings Meisterwerk über die Mysterien der Kindheit und den Horror des Erwachsenseins. »Ein Meilenstein der amerikanischen Literatur.« Chicago Sun-Times