Historical Fiction

Download E-books The Book of Blood and Shadow PDF

By Robin Wasserman

One evening. One physique, damaged in a pool of blood.
One killer, misplaced within the shadows.
One woman, left behind.
Left by myself, to stand the results.
To locate the truth.
To avenge the useless.

One evening is all it takes to alter Nora Kane's lifestyles ceaselessly. Her ally is useless; her boyfriend has vanished. And the path of blood leads instantly again to her: the individual that should be liable. the person that can be subsequent.  

Desperate to avoid wasting the folks she loves and decided to discover justice for those she's misplaced, Nora reveals a dismal net of mystery societies and shadowy conspirators, all pushed via a mad wish to own whatever that will now not even exist. anything to which Nora herself could carry the most important. It seems her evening of blood is only one piece in a puzzle that spans continents and centuries—and fixing it can be the one means she will be able to shop her personal lifestyles.

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Download E-books A Dying Light in Corduba: A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery (Marcus Didius Falco, Book 8) PDF

By Lindsey Davis

Inimitable sleuth Falco is again with a vengeance. One evening, a guy is killed and Rome's leader secret agent left for lifeless. This leaves not anyone other than Falco to behavior the research. quickly he's plunged into the fiercely aggressive international of olive oil creation. Political intrigue, an unique Spanish dancer, and drawing close fatherhood all upload to Falco's issues.

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Download E-books Alchemy and Meggy Swann PDF

By Karen Cushman

Fans of Karen Cushman's witty, pleasurable novels will welcome Meggy Swann, newly come to London together with her simply good friend, a goose named Louise. Meggy's mom used to be comfortable to be rid of her; her father, who despatched for her, does not wish her in any case. Meggy is appalled through London, soiled and noisy, jam-packed with rogues and thieves, and tough to get round in—not that obtaining round is ever effortless for someone who walks with the aid of sticks. simply as her alchemist father pursues his nice paintings of remodeling base steel into gold, Meggy unearths herself pursuing her personal transformation. Earthy and colourful, Elizabethan London has its darkish aspect, however it additionally has presents in shop for Meggy Swann.

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Download E-books The After-Room (The Apothecary Series) PDF

It’s 1955, and Benjamin Burrows and Janie Scott try to stay a secure, basic existence in the US. It’s tough, once they have the facility to avoid nuclear catastrophe, and sinister forces are circling. quickly the recommendation of a mysterious, unscrupulous magician propels Janie and Benjamin into chance, and towards the land of the dead. 
 
Meanwhile, their pal Jin Lo washes up on a distant island the place an American secret agent is stationed, and reveals herself at the path of a perilous chance in China. yet she’s at the different part of the world—how can Janie and Benjamin achieve her?
 
The effective finale within the trilogy that all started with Maile Meloy’s bestselling, significantly acclaimed The Apothecary, and persisted in its appealing sequel, The Apprentices, The After-Room is filled with appeal and middle, with Ian Schoenherr’s gorgeous illustrations all through.

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Download E-books Dodger PDF

By Terry Pratchett

Beloved and bestselling writer Sir Terry Pratchett's Dodger, a Printz Honor ebook, combines excessive comedy with deep knowledge in a story of 1 extraordinary boy's upward push in a fantasy-infused Victorian London.

Seventeen-year-old Dodger is content material as a sewer scavenger. yet he enters a brand new international whilst he rescues a tender lady from a beating, and her destiny affects one of the most strong humans in England.

From Dodger's come upon with the mad barber Sweeney Todd, to his conferences with the good author Charles Dickens and the calculating flesh presser Benjamin Disraeli, historical past and myth intertwine in a panoramic account of experience and mystery.

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Download E-books The Apothecary (The Apothecary Series) PDF

By Maile Meloy

It truly is 1952 and the Scott kin has simply moved from l. a. to London. right here, fourteen-year-old Janie meets a mysterious apothecary and his son, Benjamin Burrows - a desirable boy who is no longer afraid to face as much as authority and desires of turning into a undercover agent. whilst Benjamin's father is abducted, Janie and Benjamin needs to discover the secrets and techniques of the apothecary's sacred e-book, the Pharmacopoeia, with the intention to locate him, all whereas conserving it out of the fingers in their enemies - Russian spies in ownership of nuclear guns. studying and checking out potions they by no means believed may perhaps exist, Janie and Benjamin embark on a perilous race to save lots of the apothecary and forestall drawing close disaster.

Together with Ian Schoenherr's breathtaking illustrations, it is a actually attractive package deal from conceal to hide. includes a teaser bankruptcy of the sequel, The Apprentices.

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Download E-books Frontier Wolf PDF

By Rosemary Sutcliff

Britain, A.D. 343. the top of Roman rule. The Antonine Wall has fallen and order slowly collapses at the northernmost fringe of the empire. The little safety that Rome has from the Dalriad and Caledone tribes comes from a small submit of half-wild legionnaires: The Frontier Wolves. in the course of a interval of tentative peace in Northern Britain, a tender commander is distributed to preside over this undisciplined lot at their borderland outpost. but Alexios Flavius Aquila is aware his task to Castellum was once no longer a promoting. After forsaking a citadel within the German province in the course of a barbarian assault, the Centurion misplaced part his males. have been his uncle no longer the governor of northern Britain, Alexios wouldn't be calling himself a legionnaire in any respect. Given the conditions, this exile was once humane.

In this quick-moving historic novel, acclaimed writer Rosemary Sutcliff realizes Alexios's struggles to comprise, govern, and finally earn the honour of those Frontier Wolves. His tenure with the pack calls for a stability, too, among controlling and honoring the tribes that occupy Roman land. in the course of an overpowering raid on the book's finish, Alexios is confronted with a similar selection that nearly rate him his profession. This time, he back orders his males to desert their citadel and leads them on a harrowing trek southward, in the direction of Hadrian's Wall, and safeguard. With the vicious Northern tribes at his men's heels for the whole trip, it's not till he reaches the citadel at Habitancum that he is familiar with he selected safely.

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Download E-books Time to Depart: A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery (Marcus Didius Falco, Book 7) PDF

By Lindsey Davis

Petronius Longus, captain of the Aventine watch and Falco's oldest buddy, has eventually nailed one in every of Rome's most sensible criminals. below Roman legislations, electorate are usually not imprisoned yet are allowed "time to depart" into exile outdoor the Empire. One darkish and gloomy sunrise, Petro and Falco positioned the evil Balbinus aboard a boat.

But quickly after, a pandemic of theft and homicide indicates a brand new legal ring has moved into Balbinus's territory. Petro and Falco needs to descend into the underworld of Vespasian's Rome to enquire.

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Download E-books Perilous Journey of the Not-So-Innocuous Girl PDF

By Leigh Statham

Lady Marguerite lives a existence so much 17th-century French women can basically dream of: cash, clothier clothes, suitors, and a safe destiny. other than she can’t rather decide to a lifetime of uninteresting luxurious and she or he suspects she should be falling for her ally Claude, a standard smithy within the family's steam forge. whilst Claude leaves for brand new France looking for a greater lifestyles, Marguerite comes to a decision to keep on with him and try out her suspicions of love—only the journey proves to be extra harrowing than she expected. Love, event, and restitution wait for her if she will live to tell the tale the voyage.

in keeping with the genuine tale of The Daughters of the King, Louis the XIV’s social software to settle the wilds of Canada with girls of noble delivery, Marguerite’s steampunk experience follows within the footsteps of approximately a thousand courageous girls and women who have been rewarded handsomely for hiking around the pirate infested Atlantic to a wierd land.

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Download E-books The Conquest PDF

By Elizabeth Chadwick

"The yr is 1066 and the area is set to alter. unexpectedly existence in England goes to be different, specifically for Ailith, a tender Saxon spouse. it's the yr within which she loses either her husband and younger son, and the yr during which the Normans come, no longer as neighbors, yet looking for conquest. Ailith's grief and depression run so deep that she might have performed away with herself and joined her husband and son if a good-looking, womanizing Norman, Rolf de Brize, had no longer occurred via within the nick of time. Feeling unusually answerable for the girl whose lifestyles he has stored, the ordinarily unreliable Rolf installs Ailith as chatelaine of Ulverton, his English property. regardless of his spouse and daughter in France, he and Ailith finally fall in love and feature a daughter, Julitta. yet can love really overcome all - even Rolf's wife's selection to take her rightful position as mistress of Ulverton, and Ailith's discovery of a betrayal on the conflict of Hastings that she will be able to by no means forgive?

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