Category: Fiction

  • Paris: Roman einer Stadt

    By Edward Rutherfurd

    Der Meister des Monumental-Epos entdeckt Paris neu

    Fünf Familien, deren Schicksale sich mit der großen Historie dieser Stadt über Jahrhunderte verweben: Die adligen Le Cygnes sind mit den armen Le Sourds seit der Niederschlagung der Pariser Kommune in einer Rachegeschichte unheilvoll verbunden. Die Brüder Gascon, die in den Hinterhöfen von Montmartre zu Hause sind, erleben bei der Errichtung des Eiffelturms Glanz und Elend – und, was once den älteren der beiden Gascons betrifft, die große Liebe. Und schließlich sind da die Blanchards, die im Napoleonischen Zeitalter im Kunsthandel ihr Glück machten, ebenso wie Kunsthändlerfamilie Jacob, die aber 1940 im Zuge der deutschen Besatzung alles zu verlieren drohen.
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  • The Man Who Japed

    By Philip K. Dick

    Following a devastating nuclear struggle, the ethical Reclamation executive took over the realm and compelled its electorate to reside via strictly puritanical rules—no premarital intercourse, drunkenness, or exhibiting of neon signs—all of that are bolstered via a relentless barrage of messaging to the general public. the executive purveyor of those messages is Alan Purcell, subsequent in line to turn into head of the propaganda bureau. yet there is only one challenge: a statue of the government’s founder has been vandalized and the top is hidden in Purcell’s closet. during this buttoned-up society, possibly all a revolution wishes is one relatively nice prank . . .
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  • My Sister Jodie

    By Jacqueline Wilson

    Quiet, wary Pearl has continuously cherished her daring, brash, undesirable monstrous sister Jodie. while their mom and dad get new jobs at a grand, fusty outdated boarding university, Melchester collage, the ladies need to stream there - and once they arrive, issues begin to swap. Jodie has constantly been the chief - yet now it's Pearl who's making new pals. Jodie simply appears entering into increasingly more hassle - arguing with Mum, scaring the sons and daughters, flirting with the gardener. She quite doesn't slot in with the luxury young children on the institution.
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  • Asian Heat (A collection of Stephen Leather short stories)

    By Stephen Leather

    The Asian warmth Boxed Set comprises brief tales through bestselling author Stephen leather-based. The tales are The Threesome, the place a husband makes a disastrous selection to have a threesome along with his spouse; The Alphabet video game, the place a tender guy will get concerned with an odd sexual online game; and The Pregnant spouse, the place a guy discovers the affection of his existence as he sleeps with a succession of obtainable girls.

    Also integrated as an advantage are 3 very brief tales set in Thailand.
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  • Siege of Titan (Star Crusades Uprising, Book 1)

    By Michael G. Thomas

    Siege of Titan is the 1st publication within the epic 'Uprising' sequence, a part of the transforming into superstar Crusades universe that chronicles humanity's first interstellar confederation that's torn aside by means of spiritual strife and extremism.

    In the 1st publication of the famous person Crusades rebellion sequence, the bloody fight is informed during the eyes of an unlawful pit fighter named Spartan, who's pressured to select from incarceration or army service.  deciding upon the accomplice Marine Corps over servitude he starts his thirty lengthy weeks of training.  along with his team of marines, they're honed right into a strength able to be thrown into the beef grinder at the most up-to-date and maximum planet within the Confederacy, Proxima major. His time period of carrier will quickly develop into one in every of violence and carnage, because the whole area is ripped aside by way of a brutal and virulent non secular move and its surprising plans.

    What begins as a sequence of suicide bombings and hijackings during the Confederacy fast becomes a full-scale revolution on leading that threatens the full planet and speedy spreads to its orbital Naval Station and past. As each warship and armed forces delivery within the region is rushed to its defence, the destiny of the planet and the full area lie within the palms of a small variety of rookie marines.

    The 12-book megastar Crusades sequence includes:
    Siege of Titan (Star Crusades rebellion, ebook 1)
    Tears of Kerberos (Star Crusades rebellion, publication 2)
    Fires of Prometheus (Star Crusades rebellion, booklet 3)
    Battle for Proxima (Star Crusades rebellion, e-book 4)
    Fall of Terra Nova (Star Crusades rebellion, ebook 5)
    Slaves of Hyperion (Star Crusades rebellion, publication 6)

    Legions of Orion (Star Crusades Nexus, ebook 1)
    Machine Gods (Star Crusades Nexus, booklet 2)
    Heroes of Helios (Star Crusades Nexus, publication 3)
    The nice Betrayal (Star Crusades Nexus, e-book 4)
    Prophecy of fireside (Star Crusades Nexus, ebook 5)
    Call to palms (Star Crusades Nexus, publication 6)
    These titles also are to be had as mixed trilogies including:
    STAR CRUSADES rebellion: the 1st TRILOGY
    STAR CRUSADES rebellion: the second one TRILOGY

    For additional information stopover at the respectable big name Crusades web site. key-phrase Starcrusader.
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  • The New Colossus

    By Marshall Goldberg

    Greed. Corruption. homicide. ny in 1880 is a hell of a spot to make your living.

    Nellie Bly arrives at age 24 in new york, missing connections and funds, yet blessed with an abundance of braveness and a ability for reportage. inside of ten months she lands front-page tales at the country's so much widely-read newspaper, Joseph Pulitzer's big apple WORLD.

    The pugnacious and voluble Pulitzer is so inspired that he assigns her to resolve a homicide that has confounded the police―the premature loss of life of his buddy Emma Lazarus, the arguable poet and activist. Her research results in annoying encounters with the most robust and ruthless males of the time, in an period the place elected officers are acquired and bought, and the place greed runs rampant on an unregulated Wall road. Outgunned and ignoring her contemptuous all-male colleagues, Bly has purely actual allies: a physician who makes use of medical suggestions to set up felony habit, and a theater critic with limitless entry to underground long island. because the items fall into position, Bly uncovers layer after layer of corruption, getting toward a perilous core―and to the truth.
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  • Last Car to Elysian Fields: A Dave Robicheaux Novel

    By James Lee Burke

    Sheriff Dave Robicheaux returns to New Orleans during this excessive, atmospheric access within the New York Times bestselling sequence through “America’s most sensible novelist” James Lee Burke (The Denver Post)

    For Dave Robicheaux, there is not any effortless passage domestic. New Orleans, and the stories of his lifestyles within the sizeable effortless, will continually hang-out him. to be able to go back there—as he does in Last motor vehicle to Elysian Fields—means vacationing outdated ghosts, exposing outdated wounds, starting himself as much as new, but time-honored, dangers.

    When Robicheaux, now a police officer dependent within the slightly quieter Louisiana city of recent Iberia, learns that an previous buddy, Father Jimmie Dolan, a Catholic priest continually on the middle of controversy, has been the sufferer of a very brutal attack, he is aware he has to come back to New Orleans to enquire, if in basic terms unofficially. What he doesn’t discover is that during doing so he's inviting into his life—and into the lives of these round him—an ancestral evil which could wreck all of them.

    A masterful exploration of the afflicted facet of human nature and the darkest corners of the guts, and jam-packed with the types of unforgettable characters which are the hallmarks of his novels, Last motor vehicle to Elysian Fields is James Lee Burke in most sensible shape within the type of lush, atmospheric mystery that his lovers have come to anticipate from the grasp of crime fiction.
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  • Charlotte Gray

    By Sebastian Faulks

    From the bestselling writer of Birdsong comes Charlotte Gray, the amazing tale of a tender Scottish girl who turns into stuck up within the attempt to free up Occupied France from the Nazis whereas pursuing a dangerous venture of her own.

    In blacked-out, wartime London, Charlotte grey develops a perilous ardour for a battle-weary RAF pilot, and whilst he fails to come from a bold flight into France she is set to discover him. within the carrier of the Resistance, she travels to the village of Lavaurette, dyeing her hair and altering her identify to hide her identification. the following she's going to come face-to-face with the harrowing fact of what came about in the course of Europe's darkest years, and should confront a terrifying mystery that threatens to forged its shadow over the rest of her days. Vividly rendered, enormously relocating, and with a story sweep and gear such as his novel Birdsong, Charlotte Gray confirms Sebastian Faulks as one of many most interesting novelists operating at the present time.
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  • Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader (Star Wars)

    By James Luceno

    During the galaxy, it used to be believed that Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker–the selected One–had died on Coruscant throughout the siege of the Jedi Temple. And, to some degree, that used to be real. Anakin used to be dead.

    From the location of Anakin Skywalker’s final stand–on the molten floor of the planet Mustafar, the place he sought to damage his good friend and previous grasp, Obi-Wan Kenobi–a fearsome specter in black has risen. as soon as the main strong Knight ever identified to the Jedi Order, he's now a disciple of the darkish aspect, a lord of the feared Sith, and the avenging correct hand of the galaxy’s ruthless new Emperor. Seduced, deranged, and destroyed by means of the machinations of the darkish Lord Sidious, Anakin Skywalker is useless . . . and Darth Vader lives.

    Word of the occasions that created him–the Jedi Council’s failed mutiny opposed to preferrred Chancellor Palpatine, the self-crowned Emperor’s retaliatory command to exterminate the Jedi Order, and Anakin’s bloodbath of his comrades and Masters within the Jedi Temple–has but to arrive all quarters. at the Outer Rim global of Murkhana, Jedi Masters Roan Shryne and Bol Chatak and Padawan Olee Starstone are best a cost on a Separatist stronghold, unaware that the tide, purple with Jedi blood, has became abruptly opposed to them.

    When the 3 narrowly elude execution–and develop into the determined prey in a hunt throughout space–it’s neither clone squaddies, nor the newly deployed stormtroopers, nor even the wrath of the power-hungry Emperor himself they need to worry such a lot. The deadliest chance rests within the hideously quick and deadly red lightsaber of Darth Vader–behind whose brooding masks lies a shattered middle, a poisoned soul, and a crafty, twisted brain hell-bent on vengeance.

    For the handful of scattered Jedi, survival is primary if the sunshine aspect of the strength is to be secure and the galaxy by some means, sometime reclaimed. but extra very important nonetheless is the future health of the dual babies, Leia and Luke Skywalker, the youngsters of Anakin and his doomed bride, Padmé Amidala. Separated after Padmé’s dying, they need to be made secure in any respect expenditures, lest the wish they signify for the longer term be became to horror via the hot Sith regime–and the unspeakable strength of the darkish side.

    From the Hardcover edition.
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