By Diane Setterfield
Al grajo le encanta que le cuenten una buena historia. Lleva cosechándolas desde que existen, desde que hay dioses, hombres y grajos. Y tiene buena memoria...
William acababa de cumplir diez años cuando consiguió l. a. admiración de todos los amigos: su ojo experto apuntó a un grajo que descansaba en un árbol lejano y, tras un instante de concentración, el tirachinas dio en el blanco. Nada grave, en apariencia; solo una chiquillada, pero a partir de entonces su vida cambió y William se propuso olvidar el pasado, trabajando duro para adelantarse al tiempo y a sus leyes. Los años fueron pasando y un hombre vestido de negro empezó a rondar a William en las circunstancias más trágicas. Nació así una extraña unión entre los dos caballeros y se inauguró en Londres una tienda espléndida, donde se exponían las telas y los complementos adecuados para el duelo de los difuntos. El negocio fue un éxito y durante un tiempo William pensó que su apuesta por el olvido period acertada, pero llegó un día en que un grajo muy negro surcó el techo acristalado del almacén: de golpe el pasado volvió, cargado de secretos y dispuesto a tomarse su venganza.
Read or Download El hombre que perseguía al tiempo PDF
Best historical fiction books
Translated by means of Betsy Wing
Mathilde Lewly—a lady painter on the sunrise of the 20 th century—has completed notoriety one of the Parisian avant-garde. but if her ideal lifestyles is threatened by means of the shadow of her little sister, Eugénie, what follows is a fierce competition, an emotional tug-of-war, performed out opposed to the bohemian revolt of the final century’s wildest years.
Mathilde Lewly—a girl painter on the sunrise of the 20 th century—has accomplished notoriety one of the Parisian avant-garde. She and her husband, additionally a skilled younger artist, pursue their separate visions part by means of aspect in a Clichy atelier, galvanized by way of the inventive ferment that surrounds them. however the couple are threatened by way of the shadow of Mathilde’s little sister, Eugénie: because the girls’ surprising departure from their local England, Eugénie has been made up our minds to vault the 8 years isolating her from Mathilde. Now, gobbled through envy and haunted via a prior she by no means truly skilled, the “little one” hurls herself into the creative and private lifetime of her elder sister. it's the beginning of a fierce competition, an emotional tug-of-war, performed out opposed to the bohemian insurrection of the final century’s wildest years. yet will the 1st international War’s surprising and brutal eruption let Mathilde to flee this intimate clash and accomplish her future?
Loss might be tricky to deal with, yet a tender lady named sunrise Arterberry has made a clean begin. She has a brand new college and a brand new cello to check. that's, normally new. . . together with her 4 new neighbors, sunrise attempts to resolve the secret that has taken over her lifestyles. what's the Rheingold? who's the Charmed Duke? And what does the grandfather she by no means knew need to do with any of it?
Put up yr notice: First released in 1940
A subtle American youngster comes of age in the course of international 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 heart of his mother's glamourous circle of buddies 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 international is ready to come back to an abrupt and violent end.
whilst the collection hurricane clouds of struggle eventually burst, raining chaos and loss of life over the continent, Lanny needs to positioned the innocence of teenybopper in the back of him; his language abilities and skill for interpreting messages are in excessive call for. At his father's part, he meets many very important political and army figures, learns in regards to the myriad reasons 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 by way of President Woodrow Wilson to redraw the map of Europe.
World's finish is the brilliant commencing bankruptcy of a huge sequence that brings the 1st half the 20th century to shiny lifestyles. an exhilarating mixture of historical past, experience, 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.
Shop the area, or store his family…
For Diago Alvarez, that’s the alternative sooner than him. For until he desires to see his son Rafael die, he needs to do the unthinkable:
Help the Nazis obtain the plans to the last word weapon.
And whereas Diago grows more well-off not just together with his history, but in addition along with his position between Guillermo’s Los Nefilim, he's nonetheless uncertain if he really belongs among them.
In a frantic race to avoid wasting the way forward for humanity, Diago is pressured to depend on his daimonic nature to misinform an angel. In doing so, he discovers the start of a contemporary god—one that would result in a brand new global order from which not anyone can escape.
The moment loss of life is the ultimate bankruptcy in T. Frohock’s haunting and lyrical Los Nefilim trilogy, which bestselling writer Mark Lawrence has referred to as “a pleasure to learn. ”
- Rosy Is My Relative
- Caesar's Vow (Marius' Mules, Book 6)
- The Apostate's Tale (A Dame Frevisse Mystery)
Extra info for El hombre que perseguía al tiempo
But Charlie’s family, and most people in Lawrence, wanted Kansas Territory to enter the Union as a free state, where owning slaves wouldn’t be allowed. “The whole country is watching Kansas,” Papa had told Charlie. ” And the proslavery side was winning. Last year some proslavery men from Missouri had pretended to live in Kansas, so they could vote in the Kansas election. And they had won. That’s why Kansas Territory had proslavery men like Sheriff Jones in charge. Papa was still angry about the “bogus” election.
I’m sure the border ruffians have all headed back to Franklin to celebrate their victory,” Ed Dillon added. ” Franklin! Charlie frowned. “Papa, my Mend Flory lives in Franklin. ” Flory and her father were from Missouri. But Flory’s father wasn’t like the border ruffians. Mr. Morgan believed the future of Kansas should be decided by voting, not by fighting. “Don’t worry about Flory and her father, Charlie,” Papa told him. ” As he hugged his father good-bye, Charlie hoped Papa was right. Swish, swish.
But I’m afraid he’s a poor farmer. ” Momma’s trying to convince the border ruffians we have nothing to steal, Charlie thought. He heard a low murmur of voices. ” one man called. “Naw,” said another. “The lady’s right. ” And then Charlie heard footsteps. Footsteps coming right to the door. Lion heard the footsteps, too. He began wiggling in Charlie’s arms. He struggled and gave a low whine. Charlie held him more tightly. Momma’s voice came again, loud and cheerful. “Sir, I wonder if you could get me a dipper of water from the pail by the door there?