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By Bruce Coville. 2012
Bonnie must make the choice to unleash or destroy an ancient power, but can she unlock her own memories in…time to make the right choice? Bonnie McBurnie remembers the old trunk in her grandmother's attic, full of weird souvenirs collected by her seafaring ancestors. But she didn't recollect the secret compartment or its deck of tarot cards--cards that feel strangely familiar. Back home, Bonnie studies the mysterious tarot deck. The cards seem to be trying to tell her something--but how can she be sure which ones to believe? And why can't she recall what happened on her last visit to the attic--a childhood memory that hovers just out of reach? With the help of the town spiritualist, Madame LePanto, Bonnie delves into the origin of the cards and races to discover their connection to her family, even as the powers trapped within them threaten to tear apart her world . . . and the people she loves. This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Bruce Coville including rare images from the author's collection.
By Robert Newman. 1967
Joey has always been a special kid, but his brother, Mark, is worried that the people in their new town…won't understand his odd behavior Mark has always known that his brother, Joey, was special. The problem is, Joey has always been a little too special for most people to understand. When the brothers move to rural upstate New York to live with their aunt and uncle, Mark is worried that Joey will have a hard time fitting into their new town--especially since Joey has a habit of speaking his thoughts inside people's minds instead of out loud. Mark believes that Joey can do anything he sets his mind to--if he wanted to, he could probably even fly. But when a local politician dares Joey to prove his talents, Mark worries that by accepting the challenge, Joey is keeping himself from ever being able to live a regular life again. And in a town like Westfield, not being normal can be dangerous.
Courageous cousins are forced to do battle with magical foes in this series, collected here in a single volume In…Sorcery & Cecelia, cousins Kate and Cecelia have been inseparable since childhood. But in 1817, as they approach adulthood, their families force them to spend a summer apart. As Cecelia fights boredom in her small country town, Kate visits London to mingle with the brightest lights of English society. At the initiation of a powerful magician into the Royal College of Wizards, Kate finds herself alone with a mysterious witch who offers her a sip from a chocolate pot. When Kate refuses the drink, the chocolate burns through her dress and the witch disappears. It seems that strange forces are convening to destroy a beloved wizard, and only Kate and Cecelia can stop the plot. But for two girls who have to contend with the pressures of choosing dresses and beaux for their debuts, deadly magic is only one of their concerns. In The Grand Tour, seasickness during the Channel crossing is the price Cecelia must pay for her budding magical skill. As her nausea ebbs, she is comforted by her new husband, James, and the knowledge that at long last they are on their honeymoon. In their company is Cecelia's cousin Kate, newly minted as the Marchioness of Schofield, and her husband, Thomas. The shared journey guarantees the two couples a happy start to married life, if they can survive the perils of the Continent. In Calais, a mysterious woman visits Cecelia with a package intended for Thomas's mother. Inside is an alabaster flask of noble manufacture, one of the royal artifacts that have been vanishing all over Europe as part of a magical plot against the French crown. This is no simple honeymoon: On their tour of Europe, Kate and Cecelia must save the monarchy from an emperor-in-exile named Napoleon. In The Mislaid Magician, it's been a decade since Kate and Cecelia foiled Napoleon's plot to reclaim the French crown. The cousins now have estates, children, and a place at the height of wizarding society. It is 1828, and though magic remains at the heart of the British Empire, a new power has begun to make itself felt across England: the steam engine. As iron tracks crisscross the countryside, the shaking of the locomotives begins to disrupt the workings of English magic, threatening the very foundations of the Empire. A foreign wizard on a diplomatic mission to England vanishes, and the Prime Minister sends Cecelia's husband to investigate. In order to accompany her husband to the north of England, Cecelia leaves her children in Kate's care. As Cecelia and James fight for the future of magic, Kate is left with a no less daunting problem: how to care for a gaggle of disobedient, spell-casting tots.
By Bruce Coville. 1996
An ancient betrayal echoes across time and space Boring--that's what Marilyn thinks her family is. Completely, horribly normal. All except…for her great-aunt Zenobia, a scandalously independent world traveler with the most exciting stories. Marilyn always looks forward to her spirited great-aunt's visits, but this time, Zenobia seems to have something unusual on her mind. Marilyn can't refuse when the obviously worried Zenobia asks her to hold on to something for safekeeping--a beautiful amulet found in the Egyptian desert, with a center stone so vivid and sparkling, it almost seems . . . alive. Suddenly Marilyn's dreams turn dark as she's tasked with a terrible mission: to keep whatever is inside the amulet from gaining its freedom--and with it, revenge. This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Bruce Coville including rare images from the author's collection.
By Shanna Swendson. 2012
At last, the much anticipated fifth book in the Enchanted, Inc. series! <p><p> To Do: Manage Magical Mayhem Katie Chandler…is back in New York and just in time to help Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc. with the latest crisis. A magical crime wave is sweeping the city and wizarding whiz Owen Palmer thinks the chaos-causing spells look awfully familiar -- like something his arch-rival Phelan Idris would create. When Idris's rogue firm Spellworks starts selling amulets to protect against these spells, Owen's suspicions are confirmed. <p><p> While Owen and the other wizards scramble to unravel the wicked spells, it's Katie's job as the new director of marketing for MSI to fight the battle of public perception. When Katie stages a showcase for MSI's magical achievements, she doesn't realize she's playing right into a devious plot more than three decades in the making. To save the magical world, she'll have to prove who the real enemy is by digging deeper into Owen's mysterious past. If she fails, she not only stands to lose a magical war, but she could also lose the man she loves.
By Jeff Shaara. 2021
In a riveting tale that picks up where To Wake the Giant left off, New York Times bestselling author Jeff…Shaara transports us to the Battle of Midway in another masterpiece of military historical fiction.Spring 1942. The United States is reeling from the blow the Japanese inflicted at Pearl Harbor. But the Americans are determined to turn the tide. The key comes from Commander Joe Rochefort, a little known &“code breaker&” who cracks the Japanese military encryption. With Rochefort&’s astonishing discovery, Admiral Chester Nimitz will know precisely what the Japanese are planning.But the battle to counter those plans must still be fought.From the American side, the shocking conflict is seen through the eyes of Rochefort and Admiral Nimitz, as well as fighter pilot Lieutenant Percy &“Perk&” Baker and Marine Gunnery Sergeant Doug Ackroyd.On the Japanese side, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is the mastermind. His key subordinates are Admiral Chuichi Nagumo, aging and infirm, and Admiral Tamon Yamaguchi, a firebrand who has no patience for Nagumo&’s hesitation. Together, these two men must play out the chess game designed by Yamamoto, without any idea that the Americans are anticipating their every move on the sea and in the air.Jeff Shaara recounts in electrifying detail what happens when these two sides finally meet, in what will be known ever after as one of the most definitive and heroicexamples of combat ever seen. In The Eagle&’s Claw, he recounts, with his trademark you-are-there immediacy and signature depth of research, one single battle that changed not only the outcome of a war but the course of our entire global history.The story of Midway has been told many times, but never before like this.
By Anne Rice. 1976
By Stephen King. 2003
El pistolero es el primer libro de la magnífica serie «La Torre Oscura». Aquí conocemos al héroe Roland de Gilead…y se inicia su largo viaje hacia la enigmática torre. En un mundo extrañamente parecido al nuestro Roland Deschain de Gilead persigue a su enemigo, el hombre de negro. Roland, solitario, quizá maldito, anda sin descanso a través de un paisaje triste y abandonado. Conoce a Jake, un chico de Nueva York pero de otro tiempo, y ambos unen sus destinos. Ante ellos están las montañas. Y mucho más allá, la Torre Oscura... «El hombre de negro huía a través del desierto y el pistolero iba en pos de él.» Estas palabras las escribió Stephen King en 1970, cinco años antes de la publicación de su primera novela, y con ellas abrió la puerta a un nuevo mundo que muchos lectores todavía no conocen bien. De esta forma se inició una fantasía épica en siete tomos, «La Torre Oscura», que terminó convirtiéndose en un clásico del género. Stephen King tardó treinta y tres años en terminar el ciclo. La presente es una versión revisada del primer volumen, enriquecido con las ilustraciones de Michael Whelan para una edición limitada que publicó Donald M. Grant en 1982, junto con una nueva introducción y un prólogo del autor. La crítica ha dicho...«Básicamente, el escritor a quien más admiramos y seguimos, y que más ha inspirado nuestro trabajo.»Damon Lindelof, cocreador de Perdidos
By Reine Andrieu. 2021
'Read it in one sitting!' ***** Madeleine, Amazon reviewerShe may not remember her name, but her body knows1940. When a…French family is forced to house a German soldier in their spare room, young Noemie finds herself drawn to the enemy living under the family roof. A forbidden romance unfolds with unforeseeable consequences.1946. In the aftermath of the war, a little girl is found sitting on a bench with no memory of who she is - not even her own name. Justin, a young gendarme, takes her under his wing. He is desperate to unravel the mystery surrounding her sudden appearance - and the truth he discovers is spine-chilling. But one question remains: who is she to Noemie?
By Kay Brellend. 2021
Discover the Workhouse to War trilogy by Kay Brellend: a new saga series set in the Whitechapel Union workhouse in…East London, between 1904 and 1916. . . 1915, Chrisp Street Market, East London.While the man she loves is fighting on the frontline for his country, Lily Larkin is up at dawn carrying crates of apples to his market stall. Taking charge of Greg's business while he's away, she's grown from a penniless workhouse orphan into a shrewd tradeswoman. But the market is a man's world and Lily soon starts attracting unwanted visitors, including Greg's old rival . . . Luckily, Lily recruits her old friends Margie and Fannie as helping hands. The work is tough, but their friendship pulls them through, and they bear their burdens as cheerfully as their heavy barrows. But the greatest challenge of Lily's life is yet to come. Before dying, her mother gave birth to a child who was spirited away under the cover of darkness. Searching every corner of the city for her long-lost sister, Lily soon discovers there is a world of wickedness within London's poorest alleys. Will Lily find her sister or will her dreams of a family be dashed forever?And as the war in France closes in, can Lily dare to hope that Greg might ask her the one question that would seal her happiness forever?The Workhouse to War series:A Workhouse ChristmasStray AngelPraise for Kay Brellend'Vividly rendered' Historical Novel Society'A fantastic cast of characters' Goodreads'Thoroughly absorbing' Goodreads
By Ariel Tachna, Anna Doe. 2016
Fortsetzung zu Konflikt des BlutesBuch 4 in der Serie - BlutspartnerschaftDer Krieg nähert sich seiner entscheidenden Phase und beide Seiten…sind bis an ihre Grenzen gefordert. Da gelingt den dunklen Magiern ein vernichtender Schlag, denn sie nehmen Orlando St. Clair gefangen. Am Boden zerstört vor Sorge um seinen entführten Partner, muss Alain befürchten, dass auch Orlandos Befreiung aus den Klauen der dunklen Magier den Vampir nicht mehr retten kann, weil sein Herz und sein Verstand unheilbaren Schaden genommen haben. Christophe Lombard, der älteste und mächtigste Vampir von Paris, weiß, dass die Allianz an der Schwelle zur Niederlage steht. Er gibt seine selbstgewählte Isolation auf und schließt sich dem Kampf an. Alains abtrünniger Freund Eric Simonet, der zu den dunklen Magiern übergelaufen war, wird vor die Wahl gestellt zwischen Rache und Erlösung. Und Jean, durch Orlandos Schicksal in Wut und Zorn versetzt, muss sich der schwierigsten Entscheidung seiner Existenz stellen, während um ihn herum der alles entscheidende Kampf tobt. Werden sie mit ihren Entscheidungen die Allianz endgültig zerschlagen oder schaffen sie es doch noch, ihre Welt vor dem Untergang zu bewahren?
By Ariel Tachna, Anna Doe. 2015
Fortsetzung zu Allianz des BlutesBuch 2 in der Serie - BlutspartnerschaftMagier und Vampire haben eine Allianz geschmiedet, die auf Partnerschaften…des Blutes und der Magie gründet. Sie hoffen, damit dem Krieg gegen die dunklen Magier eine entscheidende Wendung geben zu können. Einige Partnerschaften sind ebenso erfolgreich, wie die zwischen Alain Magnier und Orlando St. Clair. Auf andere trifft das nicht zu. Es kommt zu Streit, Vorwürfen und sogar offener Feindschaft zwischen den Partnern, obwohl sie durch ein gemeinsames Ziel verbunden sind. Thierry Dumont ist entschlossen, dem Beispiel seines besten Freundes Alain zu folgen. Er ist mit dem Vampir Sebastien Noyer eine Partnerschaft eingegangen. Obwohl er sich, so kurz nach dem gewaltsamen Tod seiner Frau, in der Nähe des Vampirs - eines Mannes - unbehaglich fühlt. Aber sie stellen fest, dass ihre gemeinsame Verzweiflung die beste Voraussetzung ist, um einen Bund zu schließen. Thierry und Sebastien stellen den Schutz ihres Partners über alles und unterstützen sich vorbehaltlos. Durch die Erfolge der Allianz bestärkt, beschließen das Oberhaupt der Magier und der Chef de la Cour der Vampire, ihr neues Bündnis der Öffentlichkeit bekannt zu machen. Sie erhoffen sich dadurch zusätzliche Unterstützung in ihrem Kampf gegen die dunklen Magier, die das Leben auf der Erde in seiner bisherigen Form zu vernichten drohen. Aber die Allianz erleidet auch Rückschläge, denn die Partnerschaften bringen nicht nur Vorteile mit sich, sondern gefährden auch das magische Gleichgewicht der Erde. Und diese Gefahr könnte sich als größer erweisen, als der Krieg selbst.
By Shayne Leighton. 2020
Spirited Away meets Interview with the Vampire in an unforgettable fantasy set in Prague. Charlotte Ruzikova finds that she is…the freak in her world of magic and monsters. When she stands before an army of impossible obstacles, the likelihood of survival is slim. Will she vanquish the nightmares, or will there be bloodshed?Filled with hatred for what he is, Valek condemns himself to a life of solitude. Always hiding in the dark, will he ever let Charlotte's love in?Together, they must fight in the shadows with their league of loveable misfits to survive the light. But will they still be alive at the break of day?Of Light and Darkness is the first installment in an epic series not to be missed! If you love Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire, you'll love this fiercely imaginative, multilayered dark fantasy filled with Czech folklore!Get it now! Book Two coming November 10th, 2020 from The Parliament HouseWarning: Vampires and rogue monsters at large. They are very dangerous and will stop at nothing. Be mindful of a group traveling with a human girl. If you think you'd like a story with Guillermo del Toro-style monsters with the heart of a Studio Ghibli film, this series is for you.
By Seana Kelly. 2021
I’m Sam Quinn, the werewolf book nerd owner of the Slaughtered Lamb Bookstore and Bar. Things have been busy lately.…While the near-constant attempts on my life have ceased, I now have a vampire gentleman caller. I’ve been living with Clive and the rest of his vampires for a few weeks while the Slaughtered Lamb is being rebuilt. It’s going about as well as you’d expect.My mother was a wicche and long dormant abilities are starting to make themselves known. If I’d had a choice, necromancy wouldn’t have been my top pick, but it’s coming in handy. A ghost warns me someone is coming to kill Clive. When I rush back to the nocturne, I find vamps from New Orleans readying an attack. One of the benefits of vampires looking down on werewolves is no one expects much of me. They don’t expect it right up until I take their heads.Now, Clive and I are setting out for New Orleans to take the fight back to the source. Vampires are masters of the long game. Revenge plots are often decades, if not centuries, in the making. We came expecting one enemy, but quickly learn we have darker forces scheming against us. Good thing I’m the secret weapon they never see coming.
By Seana Kelly. 2020
A “master class in storytelling and survival.” —Publisher’s Weekly (starred review)Welcome to The Slaughtered Lamb Bookstore and Bar. I’m Sam…Quinn, the werewolf book nerd in charge. I run my business by one simple rule: Everyone needs a good book and a stiff drink, be they vampire, wicche, demon, or fae. No wolves, though. Ever. I have my reasons.I serve the supernatural community of San Francisco. We’ve been having some problems lately. Okay, I’m the one with the problems. The broken body of a female werewolf washed up on my doorstep. What makes sweat pool at the base of my spine, though, is realizing the scars she bears are identical to the ones I conceal. After hiding for years, I’ve been found.A protection I’ve been relying on is gone. While my wolf traits are strengthening steadily, the loss also left my mind vulnerable to attack. Someone is ensnaring me in horrifying visions intended to kill. Clive, the sexy vampire Master of the City, has figured out how to pull me out, designating himself my personal bodyguard. He’s grumpy about it, but that kiss is telling a different story. A change is taking place. It has to. The bookish bartender must become the fledgling badass.I’m a survivor. I’ll fight fang and claw to protect myself and the ones I love. And let’s face it, they have it coming.***The reviews are in: "Kelly (Welcome Home, Katie Gallagher) introduces fierce, lovable heroine Sam Quinn with this master class in storytelling and survival. Seven years ago, Sam was attacked, raped, and forcibly turned into a werewolf, putting an end to her life as she knew it. She’s since made a home for herself in San Francisco, opening a combination bookstore/bar catering exclusively to the supernatural community. A loner by nature and still contending with her trauma, she’s content to lie low without a wolf pack of her own. But when dead bodies begin piling up across the city and Sam receives a threat from an unknown source, she finds herself surrounded by a phalanx of friends she never realized she had. Among them is Clive, the leader of the city’s vampire community, whose good looks attract Sam “like a zombie to brains.” Kelly pulls off an impressive feat, weaving the sensitively handled story of Sam’s emotional recovery through a rollicking adventure. The unique setting and endearingly quirky side characters only add to the charm. Readers will delight in both the humor and the heartache of this powerful urban fantasy, and they’ll be eager to see where Sam goes next.” (Publisher’s Weekly (starred review)) "This action-packed paranormal series launch will appeal to readers who enjoy a plot-driven, female-centric journey of growth with a side of romance. Great for fans of Patricia Briggs’s Alpha and Omega series.” (Book Life (Editor’s pick))
By Carly Schabowski. 2021
There, on the dusty floorboards, was a piece of paper, folded neatly. A newspaper article, written in German, alongside a…faded picture of two men in Nazi uniforms staring at the camera. I was about to place it back in the box of forgotten things when something in the text jumped out at me. My breath caught in my chest. I know that name.London, present day. Isla has grown up hearing her beloved grandad&’s stories about his life as a child in pre-war Poland and as a young soldier bravely fighting the Germans to protect his people. So she is shocked and heartbroken to find, while collecting photos for his 95th birthday celebration, a picture of her dear grandfather wearing a Nazi uniform. Is everything she thought she knew about him a lie?Unable to question him due to his advanced dementia, Isla wraps herself in her rainbow-coloured scarf, a memento of his from the war, and begins to hunt for the truth behind the photograph. What she uncovers is more shocking than she could have ever anticipated – a tale of childhood sweethearts torn apart by family duty, and how one young man risked his life, his love and the respect of his own people, to secretly fight for justice from inside the heart of the enemy itself…An heartbreaking novel of love, betrayal and a secret passed down through a family. Inspired by an incredible true story. Perfect for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, We Were the Lucky Ones and The Alice Network.Readers absolutely love The Rainbow:&‘Oh my gosh… this book broke me… it will stay with me for a very long time… heart-breaking, poignant, gripping and compelling I felt every emotion… I read this book in one sitting.&’ Fiction Vixen Reads, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&‘Will rip your heart out… It has heartache, pain, loss, joy, and sorrow. It&’s a great WWII historical fiction… heartbreaking.&’ Books Read By Prairie Girl&‘Wow!! Just wow!!… This book is brilliant! More than brilliant, amazing!!!… Absolutely gripping, addictive and captivating… I was absolutely hooked from the first page to the last. Everybody should put The Rainbow on their reading list for 2021!!&’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&‘Beautiful, heartfelt book! It&’s seriously the best book I've read all month! The writing was brilliant. Captivating… Simply heart-breaking… I loved everything about this book! So beautifully done!&’ @oh.happy.reading, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&‘Wow! This book was absolutely amazing. I could not quit reading it. I highly recommend everyone pick this book up. It is one of the BEST I&’ve read this year.&’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&‘Hooks you right away and makes you wonder what is going to happen next…
By Piers Anthony. 2021
There&’s no dancing around a demonic threat in the fantasy world of Xanth in the New York Times–bestselling series. …Squid, the alien cuttlefish, is getting an upgrade: a boost to her shape-changing talent so she can lead a mission against a foreign Demon who&’s stirring up trouble in Xanth. At Squid&’s side are her rescued siblings and one very special child—Larry, a girl in a boy&’s body, who will act as a secret host for their adoptive mother, the Demoness Fornax. Aboard the Fire Boat, they form a plan to disguise themselves as a traveling dance troupe. Each child is paired up with a native Xanthian. But it&’s the friendship that blossoms between Squid and Larry that will power their quest, and they&’ll have to do some fancy footwork to avoid the trials and tribulations that await them.
By Taylor Anderson. 2020
Matt Reddy and the crew of the USS Walker are positioned to push the line of battle to the breaking…point on an alternate Earth, in the thrilling return to the New York Times bestselling Destroyermen series.Matt Reddy and his sailors have fought, bled, and died for their Lemurian friends and other allies from across time, but their enemies are still operational. In Africa, the Grik General Esshk has escaped defeat to build a new army and new weapons, and is desperate enough to use them to destroy the world if he can't have it.In South America, the NUS, General Shinya, and the Army of the Sisters have the evil Dominion on the ropes and are closing in on the seat of its blood-drenched power, but the twisted Don Hernan has struck a deal with the fascist League, and Victor Gravois is finally assembling the awesome fleet of modern ships he's always craved. If he's successful, the war will be lost. Undermined by treachery on a stunning scale, Matt Reddy must still steam his battered old ship halfway around the world, scraping up what forces he can along the way, and confront the mightiest armada the world has ever seen in a fiery duel to the death.
By A. J. Vrana. 2020
A perfect story for contemporary fantasy readers who love their narratives razor-sharp and their secrets dark and deadly. Black Hollow…is a town with a dark secret. For centuries, residents have foretold the return of the Dreamwalker—an ominous figure from local folklore said to lure young women into the woods and possess them. Yet the boundary between fact and fable is blurred by a troubling statistic: occasionally, women do go missing. And after they return, they almost always end up dead. When Kai wakes up next to the lifeless body of a recently missing girl, his memory blank, he struggles to clear his already threadbare conscience. Miya, a floundering university student, experiences signs that she may be the Dreamwalker’s next victim. Can she trust Kai as their paths collide, or does he herald her demise?And after losing a young patient, crestfallen oncologist, Mason, embarks on a quest to debunk the town’s superstitions, only to find his sanity tested.A maelstrom of ancient grudges, forgotten traumas, and deadly secrets loom in the foggy forests of Black Hollow. Can three unlikely heroes put aside their fears and unite to confront a centuries-old evil? Will they uncover the truth behind the fable, or will the cycle repeat?
By Kay Kenyon. 2017
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy meets X-Men in a classic British espionage story. A young woman must go undercover and use…her superpowers to discover a secret Nazi plot and stop an invasion of England.In 1936, there are paranormal abilities that have slowly seeped into the world, brought to the surface by the suffering of the Great War. The research to weaponize these abilities in England has lagged behind Germany, but now it’s underway at an ultra-secret site called Monkton Hall. Kim Tavistock, a woman with the talent of the spill—drawing out truths that people most wish to hide—is among the test subjects at the facility. When she wins the confidence of caseworker Owen Cherwell, she is recruited to a mission to expose the head of Monkton Hall—who is believed to be a German spy. As she infiltrates the upper-crust circles of some of England’s fascist sympathizers, she encounters dangerous opponents, including the charismatic Nazi officer Erich von Ritter, and discovers a plan to invade England. No one believes an invasion of the island nation is possible, not Whitehall, not even England’s Secret Intelligence Service. Unfortunately, they are wrong, and only one woman, without connections or training, wielding her talent of the spill and her gift for espionage, can stop it.