By Christopher G. Nuttall
Synopsis from Amazon:
After the rebellion in London, woman Gwendolyn Crichton is settling into her new place as Royal Sorceress and combating the unfairness opposed to her gender and age that seeks to avoid her from gratifying her tasks. but if a senior magician is murdered in a locked room and Gwen is charged with discovering the wrongdoer, her inquiries lead her right into a net of intrigue that mixes foreign politics, frequent aristocratic blackmail, playing dens and private vendettas...and a few of her discoveries hit dangerously just about domestic. carrying on with on from the top of The Royal Sorceress, the nice video game follows Gwen's unfolding tale as she assumes the function previously held via grasp Thomas. a lovely mix of whodunit and magical delusion, it's set opposed to a backdrop of foreign political unrest in a plausible but concurrently wonderful trade history.
By Michael Kurland
A compelling quantity of unique stories referring to Sherlock Holmes' mythical time in the US
With an creation via Leslie S. Klinger, editor and compiler of all 3 volumes of the Annotated Sherlock Holmes, this number of ten unique tales brings mild to at least one of the least tested sessions within the lifetime of the good detective-his time within the former colonies, the USA. This Holmes is a younger one-a younger guy now not but set upon his path in existence and in his well-known accommodations at 221B Baker road. In Richard Lupoff 's "Inga Sigerson Weds," he's come to the US to symbolize the kin at his sister's marriage ceremony. In "My Silk Umbrella," Mark Twain narrates his fateful come across with Holmes at a three-hitter in Hartford, Connecticut; Steve Hockensmith narrates the assembly of the younger William Gillette and the article of his later, most famed flip upon the degree; and Peter Tremayne finds the intersection of Holmes and the Irish within the nineteenth century American midwestern panorama. With additional tales by means of Marta Randall, Rhys Bowen, Peter Beagle, and others, the legend, the mythology or even the heritage of the world's maximum detective is extra superior via those fascinating, smart and mystifying tales.
By Helen Dunmore
The Betrayal is the sequel to Helen Dunmore's highly winning historic novel The Siege, set in Stalin's Russia.
Leningrad, 1952. Andrei, a tender clinic health care professional and Anna, a nursery college instructor, are forging a lifestyles jointly within the post-war, post-siege wreckage. yet their happiness is precarious, like that of thousands of Russians who needs to stay away from the claws of Stalin's cruel Ministry for kingdom safeguard. So whilst Andrei is requested to regard the heavily ailing baby of a senior mystery police officer, he and Anna are apprehensive. Trapped in an very unlikely, possibly unwinnable online game, can they keep away from the whispers and watchful eyes of these who will say or do something to save lots of themselves?
The Betrayal is a robust and touching novel of standard humans within the grip of a bad and sinister regime, and a relocating portrait of a love that won't be extinguished.
By Catherine Jinks
superbly crafted old fiction set in medieval France, the key regular is a page-turning homicide secret and a desirable ethical story of betrayal, religion and supreme truth.
he's my grasp, and an excellent guy. but i might have most well liked to flee his become aware of. 'Hide yourself,' he advised me, and that i obeyed - maybe too good. No inquisitor loves to be outwitted.
I simply are looking to be left by myself. Is that an excessive amount of to invite, after such a lot of years of devoted service?
Helie is a former undercover agent of the well-known fourteenth-century inquisitor Bernard Gui. Now he's dwelling lower than an alias, attempting to fail to remember his previous lifetime of deception and intrigue. yet an opportunity assembly once again brings him to the awareness of the Inquisition; he's obliged to infiltrate a brand new heretical crew, and discover what occurred to the final secret agent despatched to take action. used to be he murdered or did he flee?
Helie quickly unearths himself stuck up in a deadly conspiracy regarding outlawed ideals and human is still. the difficulty is he now not has the tummy for such an research - simply because his center is starting to betray him.
Set in a interval while France was once rocked via spiritual strife, the key prevalent is a stressful and exciting story of treachery, religion and supreme truths.
By James P. Blaylock
It's the summer time of 1883 and Professor Langdon St. Ives - outstanding yet eccentric scientist and explorer - is at domestic in Aylesford together with his relations. even if, a number of miles to the north a steam release has been taken by means of pirates above Egypt Bay; the group murdered and pitched overboard. In Aylesford itself a grave is opened and probably robbed of the cranium. The suspected grave robber, the notorious Dr. Ignacio Narbondo, is an outdated nemesis of Langdon St. Ives.
When Dr. Narbondo returns to kidnap his four-year-old son Eddie after which vanishes into the evening, St. Ives and his factotum Hasbro race to London in pursuit...
The first new steampunk novel in over 20 years from one of many genre's founding fathers!
By Upton Sinclair
Publish yr note: First released in 1940
A refined American teen comes of age in the course of global battle I within the first quantity of the Pulitzer Prize–winning sequence of old novels from the writer of The Jungle
The son of an American fingers broker and his mistress, Lanning "Lanny" Budd spends his first 13 years in Europe, dwelling on the middle of his mother's glamourous circle of acquaintances at the French Riviera. In 1913, he enters a prestigious Swiss boarding university and befriends Rick, an English boy, and Kurt, a German. the 3 schoolmates are privileged, satisfied, and precocious—but their global is ready to come back to an abrupt and violent end.
whilst the collection typhoon clouds of conflict ultimately burst, raining chaos and dying over the continent, Lanny needs to positioned the innocence of teenybopper at the back of him; his language abilities and skill for deciphering messages are in excessive call for. At his father's aspect, he meets many vital political and armed forces figures, learns in regards to the myriad motives of the clash, and heavily follows the 1st international War's growth. whilst the bloody hostilities ultimately finish, Lanny joins the Paris Peace convention because the assistant to a geographer requested through President Woodrow Wilson to redraw the map of Europe.
World's finish is the exceptional establishing bankruptcy of a huge sequence that brings the 1st half the 20th century to vibrant lifestyles. an exciting mixture of heritage, event, and romance, the Lanny Budd Novels are a testomony to the breathtaking scope of Upton Sinclair's imaginative and prescient and his singular skills as a storyteller.
By Kevin J. Anderson
After lengthy voyages, encountering hurricanes and sea monsters, Criston Vora and Saan race to Terravitae, the mythical promised land. Saan's quest is to discover the foremost to production, a weapon that could defeat Uraba's enemies, and Criston desires vengeance opposed to the enormous Leviathan that ruined his existence lengthy ago.
Back domestic, opposing continents and religions conflict for the remnants of a sacred urban, unleashing their hatred in a struggle that can finish either civilizations. Queen Anjine and Soldan-Shah Omra are pushed through mutual hatred, heaping atrocity upon atrocity in an escalating clash that purely their gods can end.
Meanwhile, the secretive Saedrans manipulating each side, come ever toward their final target: to accomplish the Map of All issues and convey in regards to the go back of God.
By Candace Camp
Her pass To undergo All her existence, Olivia Moreland has denied her clairvoyant talents, operating as a substitute to disprove the mediums that flock to London. but if Stephen, Lord St. Leger, requests her assist in investigating an alleged psychic, she cannot forget about the ominous presence she feels in the partitions of his historical property. Nor can she forget about the intimate connection she feels with Stephen, as though she has in some way identified him prior to . . . His present To Treasure The final time he'd lived in Blackhope corridor, Stephen had watched as his elder brother claimed either the relatives identify and the girl he enjoyed. Now, following his brother's demise, Stephen reluctantly returns domestic and unearths his relations ensconced in scandal. who's in the back of his brother's homicide -- a dismal spirit or the psychic who claims to have channeled it? and what's it approximately psychic investigator Olivia Moreland that awakens his long-dormant ardour? As they look for solutions, Stephen and Olivia become aware of that the one strategy to struggle a strong evil is with a strong love . . .
By Thomas Keneally
From the acclaimed writer of Schindler’s List comes the epic, unforgettable tale of 2 sisters whose lives are remodeled through the cataclysm of the 1st global War.
IN 1915, Naomi and Sally Durance, lively Australian sisters, sign up for the warfare attempt as nurses, escaping the confines in their father’s farm and sporting a in charge mystery with them. although they're used to tending the unwell, not anything can have ready them for what they confront, first on a sanatorium send close to Gallipoli, then at the Western entrance.
Yet amid the carnage, the sisters develop into the chums they by no means have been at domestic and locate themselves brave within the face of maximum possibility and in addition the hostility from a few all alone aspect. there's nice bravery, humor, and compassion, too, and the inspiring instance of the striking girls they serve along. In France, the place Naomi nurses in a clinic arrange via the eccentric woman Tarlton whereas Sally works in a casualty clearing station, each one meets an outstanding guy: the type of males for whom they could hand over a few of their newfound independence—if purely all of them live to tell the tale.
At as soon as sizeable in scope and terribly intimate, The Daughters of Mars brings global conflict I vividly to lifestyles from an unusual perspective. Thomas Keneally has written a impressive novel approximately agony and transcendence, melancholy and triumph, and the easy acts of decency that make us human even in a global long past mad.