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By Peter McLean. 2018
'Charismatic and very more-ish' - Mark Lawrence, bestselling author of Red Sister'Sixty-five thousand battle-shocked, trained killers came home to no…jobs, no food and the plague. What did Her Majesty think was going to happen?'Tomas Piety takes his duties seriously: as a soldier, as a priest of Our Lady of Eternal Sorrows and as a leader of men. He has come home from the war to reclaim his family business, to provide for his men and to ensure the horrors of Abingon can never happen in Ellinburg. But things have changed: his crime empire has been stolen and the people of Ellinburg - his people - have run out of food and hope and places to hide. With his best friend Bloody Anne, his war-damaged brother Jochan and his new gang, the Pious Men, Tomas sets out to reclaim what was his.And as Tomas is dragged into a web of political intrigue by the sinister Queen's Men, forced to work against the foreign infiltrators lurking in the backstreet taverns, brothels and gambling dens of the Stink, one thing becomes clear.The war has just begun.'Fans of Daniel Polansky, Mark Lawrence or, dare I say, Blackwing will most appreciate this book' - Ed McDonald, author of Blackwing(P)2018 Quercus Editions Limited
By Cynthia Harrod-Eagles. 1980
The twenty-three volumes of the Morland Dynasty series has been completely repackaged in the most elegant style, using contemporaneous artwork…for each period. This wonderful series opens with the back drop of the Wars of the Roses with the marriage between Eleanor Morland and a scion of the influential house of Beaufort. It is a union which establishes the powerful Morland dynasty and in the succeeding volumes of this rich tapestry of English life, we follow their fortunes through war and peace, political upheaval and social revolution, times of pestilence and periods of plenty, and through the vicissitudes which afflict every family - love and passion, envy and betrayal, birth and death, great fortune and miserable penury.The Morland Dynasty is entertainment of the most addictive kind.
By Cynthia Harrod-Eagles. 1985
1720: political intrigue besets the kingdom as the Stuarts try to claim the throne occupied by the Hanoverians and the…Morlands have to use all their wiles to keep their fortunes intact.Jeremy Morland, sole heir to his father's will, has no option but to marry to cold-hearted Lady Mary to secure Hanoverian protection and safeguard his inheritance. Then the rebellion of '45 and the bloody massacre at Culloden thrust his daughter Jemima into the spotlight as the saviour of the family.Independent, single-minded, and a rare beauty, Jemima is a capable caretaker of the Morland heritage. Although Morland Place and its lands suffer from the excesses of her dissolute husband, Jemima's quiet courage earns her an abiding love and loyalty.
By Cynthia Harrod-Eagles. 1986
1772: Although George III reigns over a peaceful England, his colonies in the Americas are claiming independence and a tide…of revolutionary fervour is gripping France. Allen Morland and his beloved wife Jemimas work unstintingly to bring Morland Palce back to its former glory. Their seven children often bring them heartache, but they are sustained by their love of each other.The Mordland adventurer, Charles, emingrates to Maryland in persuit of the heiress Eugenie, but finds himself in the midst of the American claim for indepdence. Meanwhile, Henry, the family's bastard offshoot, pursues pleasure relentlessly but pennilessly until he finds a niche for himself in the fashionable Parisian salons, whilst outside revolution creeps closer.
By Cynthia Harrod-Eagles. 1983
1670: King Charles II's reign has brought peace and prosperity to the Morland family, but James II's ascent to the…throne will shatter their restored fortunes.In Yorkshire, Morland Place has flourished during the Restoration, and in London the beautiful and sprited Annunciata, is now Countess of Chelmsford, a wealthy and well-connected woman, intimate with the Royal Family.But storm clouds gather over them all when the reign of James II brings rebellion and discord. Trouble is never far from Annunciata in these turbulent times. Jealousy, betrayal and violent death threaten her children, and for Annunciata herself comes the anguish of love lived in the long shadow of secrecy, a love that can only lead to tragedy.
By Cynthia Harrod-Eagles. 1989
1803: Napoleon is poised to invade England, with only Nelson's weather-beaten ships in his way, but the French fleet are…not the only threat to the fortunes of the Morland family.In the North of England, Mary Ann's relationship with the missionary, Father Rathbone, introduces her to the stark realities of life in plague-torn Manchester. In the South, Lucy's lover, Weston, is assigned to the blockade of Brest, while her neglected husband, Chetwyn, finally finds love in an affair which threatens him with disgrace and ruin.From the fashionable salons of Beau Brummell's London to the shot-torn docks at Trafalgar, the Morlands face danger and personal tragedy, as well as love and fulfilment.
By Cynthia Harrod-Eagles. 1990
1815: Napoleon's escape from Elba and the preparations for battle entangle the Morland family in a web of romance and…heartbreak.The Allied Army is gathering in Flanders, and where the army is, the fashionable world must go- so London society hastens to Brussels to enjoy the most exhilarating Season ever. For Heloise it brings a renewed acquaintance with her former suitor, to Duc de Veslne-d'Estienne; while Rosamund must finally come to terms with her feelings for her cousin Marcus; and for Sophie, a meeting with an enigmatic French major could well alter her future.But as romance flourishes in a warlike atmosphere, the looming shadow of battle only makes the dancers whirl more feverishly, and when the Army marches out to face the might of the French at Waterloo, one question is in every heart: which of them will not come back?
By Cynthia Harrod-Eagles. 1982
1659: Cromwell's protectorate is drawing to a close, and the restoration of the monarchy can only improve the fortunes of…the Morland family. The years of civil war and their aftermath have left Morland Place in dire straits, but with the return of the King, Ralph Morland believes he can rebuild the family estates. For his beautiful and ambitious cousin, Annunciata, the Restoration means a journey to London - one that leads to the amours and intriges of Charles's court and to the unlocking of her mysterious past.A new and kinder age is dawning - a time for healing wounds - but more uncertainty, conflict and sorrow await both Ralph and Annunciata before they can find peace and forgiveness.
By Trudi Canavan. 2006
In her new role as protector of the Siyee, Auraya investigates sightings of a landwalker stranger in their land. She…meets a mysterious woman claiming to be a friend of Mirar's: a woman who makes an offer Auraya is unable to refuse, but which she must conceal or risk the wrath of the gods. In the south, Mirar enjoys acceptance and respect as he reclaims his place among his people, but that freedom will come at a cost. Meanwhile, Emerahl is at last able to join the Thinkers in their search for the Scroll of the Gods, but the truth may not be revealed in the form she expects. And the Pentadrians, frustrated by their defeat at the hands of the Circlians, plot and scheme to bring down their enemies by means other than direct conflict. As the promise of peace dies, and two peoples are once more drawn inexorably into war, Auraya is unable to avoid being caught up the conflict. The key to everything, though, may lie with the Wilds, who embark upon a quest for secrets buried long ago. Secrets that could change the world.
By Tamora Pierce. 2005
Newly knighted, Alanna proves her skills in a deathly duel after being captured by desert dwellers. As the nomadic tribe's…first female shaman, she challenges ancient customs but grapples with personal feelings about love and loyalty. Sequel to In the Hand of the Goddess (RC 65573). For grades 6-9. 1986
By Steve Cash. 2006
Zianno "Z" Zezen and his fellow Meq--near-immortal beings who stop aging at the age of twelve--await the Remembering, when they…will learn their origins and purpose. Meanwhile, Z and friends race to find a mythical talisman before assassin Fleur-du-Mal reaches it. Sequel to The Meq (DB 60544). Some violence. 2006
By Richard Yancey, Rick Yancey. 2007
High School sophomore Alfred Kropp, a descendant of Sir Lancelot, is extracted from his foster home to battle the demons…imprisoned in a vessel that belonged to King Solomon. Sequel to The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp (RC 62068). For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2007
By Tamora Pierce. 2005
Knight errant Alanna journeys in quest of the Dominion Jewel, returning home to find her enemy Duke Roger restored to…life by her brother Thom's wizardry. And Alanna must decide what she really wants. Sequel to The Woman Who Rides like a Man (RC 65700). For grades 6-9. 1988
By Lloyd Alexander. 2007
One day in the market, a mysterious bookseller presents Carlo with an old book of curious, magical tales. A parchment…treasure map hidden in the book sets Carlo on the legendary Road of Golden Dreams, beginning his adventures with a camel-puller, a robbery, and mistaken identities. For grades 5-8. 2007
By Silvana De Mari, Silvana De Mari. 2006
Struggling to survive after his village is destroyed, Yorsh, the earth's last elf, embarks on a journey with two humans.…To save the world from the Dark Age that has begun, Yorsh must decipher a powerful prophecy and find the last dragon. For grades 4-7. Batchelder Honor Book. 2004
By Stephenie Meyer. 2007
After befriending werewolf Jacob in New Moon (BR 18147), Bella must choose between him and her former vampire boyfriend Edward,…from Twilight (BR 18146). Meanwhile vicious killings occur in nearby Seattle as a female vampire seeks revenge--putting Bella in danger and stirring old enmities. For senior high readers. 2007
By David Clement-Davies. 2007
Continues the legend of The Sight (RC 55656) among the wolves of Transylvania in the Middle Ages. Fell, a lone…wolf who sees into minds, learns that his destiny is linked to that of fifteen-year-old Alina, considered a changeling. Some violence. For junior and senior high readers. 2007
By Kristen Britain. 2007
Karigan G'ladheon and her fellow Green Riders of the royal messenger corps defend their kingdom from descendents of Arcosian Long…War soldiers, who plot to conquer Sacoridia. Sequel to First Rider's Call (RC 56909). For senior high and older readers. 2007
By Libba Bray. 2007
England, 1896. As Gemma reluctantly prepares for her entry into proper Victorian society, she must decide the future of the…magical realms where she and her friends visit. But Gemma also hopes to change her own fate. Sequel to Rebel Angels (DB 61311). For senior high readers. 2007
By Raymond E Feist. 2006
Pug of Midkemia, his vast magical powers still forming, is trying to contend with evil sorcery and win the tolerance,…if not allegiance, of the emperor. Reinforcing him are two fugitive farm boys, Tad and Zane, and their mentor, Caleb, whose aid proves invaluable as all three youngsters mature - the farm boys with the additional help of another mage's daughters. Some descriptions of sex and explicit descriptions of violence. 2006. (The darkwar saga ; 1)