By Alex Archer, Victor Milán
Enlisted by means of the Japan Buddhist Federation to catalog a couple of historic shrines dotted throughout Nepal, archaeologist Annja Creed is venerated to aid. Political violence has triggered the Federation to guard holy websites from desecration and vandalism, and Annja is their final wish to correctly preserve those websites. the place there's vandalism, there's plundering, and native police quickly turn into suspicious of Annja's presence. yet she is extra fascinated with the antiques smugglers and Maoist guerrillas attempting to kill her. while she needs to trek excessive up within the Himalayas to guard a sacred golden Buddha statue from falling into the palms of her pursuers, she's instructed that where is cursed--and guarded via demons. And Annja has no selection yet to stand her demons.
By Tamora Pierce
Despatched to Carthak as a part of the Tortallan peace delegation, Daine unearths herself in the midst of a sticky political scenario. She doesn't just like the Carthaki perform of protecting slaves, yet it's now not her position to assert something -- she's simply there to heal the emperor's birds. It's super difficult! What's extra, her strength has grown in a mysterious method.
because the peace talks stall, Daine puzzles over Carthak's two-faced Emperor Ozorne. How can he be so worrying along with his birds and so merciless to his humans? Daine is certain he's making plans anything. Daine needs to struggle the robust Emperor Mage, figuring out that the security and peace of the area rely on preventing Ozorne's power-hungry schemes.
By Alex Archer, Michele Hauf
"In the time of the Crusades, the Knights Templars have been holy warriors who blessed by way of God himself. yet through the years, the order dissolved into mysteries either sacred and profane. yet until eventually she held it in her palms, archaeologist Annja Creed hadn't heard of the cranium of Sidon nor the twisted story of its origins. Even now, she's nonetheless now not confident. but somebody desires it badly adequate to rent a guy who wields strength past her imagining. strength sufficient to avoid Annja from conserving the mysterious cranium. and tool adequate to kill."--Goodreads.com.
By James A. Michener
Written to commemorate the Bicentennial in 1976, James A. Michener’s superb saga of the West is a captivating social gathering of the frontier. Brimming with the honor of America’s previous, the tale of Colorado—the Centennial State—is manifested via its humans: Lame Beaver, the Arapaho chieftain and warrior, and his Comanche and Pawnee enemies; Levi Zendt, fleeing together with his baby bride from the Amish nation; the cowboy, Jim Lloyd, who falls in love with a prosperous and cultured Englishwoman, Charlotte Seccombe. In Centennial, trappers, investors, homesteaders, gold seekers, ranchers, and hunters are introduced jointly within the dramatic conflicts that form the future of the mythical West—and the complete country.
Praise for Centennial
“A hell of a e-book . . . whereas he fascinates and engrosses, Michener additionally educates.”—Los Angeles Times
“An engrossing ebook . . . innovative and complex . . . teeming with humans and giving a fabulous feel of the land.”—The undeniable Dealer
“Michener is America’s top author, and he proves it once more in Centennial. . . . If you’re a Michener fan, this booklet is a needs to. And if you’re no longer a Michener fan, Centennial will make you one.”—The Pittsburgh Press
“An soaking up paintings . . . Michener is a wonderful storyteller.”—BusinessWeek
By William W. Johnstone, J. A. Johnstone
A Yankee and an outlaw became not going companions in a tricky Texas city. within the blockbuster new sequence via USA Today and New York Times bestselling authors William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone, Sam Heller and Johnny pass face a stampede of danger—ignited by way of one lovely little woman...
When a beautiful woman steps off a dusty stagecoach in Hangtree, the toughest middle skips a beat—and Sam Heller falls challenging for her. What Hangtree doesn't comprehend, although, is that Julia Pepperday isn't who she pretends to be. She is the daughter of the past due Black Ear Skinner, a infamous outlaw who sought after his basically baby to have all of the benefits in lifestyles and despatched her again east.
Black Ear Skinner's apple hasn't fallen faraway from the tree, notwithstanding. Julia has became her again at the fancy boarding institution and set her points of interest on Hangtree, simply because that's the place Sam Heller has equipped a richly deserved fortune. subsidized via her overdue father's gang, Julia is out to split Sam from his cash and break Hangtree within the approach. yet whereas Sam and Hangtree have misplaced their heads, Johnny go has stored his—and he's preparing for war...
By Alex Archer, Mel Odom
Within the crumbling continues to be of a tunnel that was once a part of the Underground Railroad, a mysterious artifact finds one of many darkest secrets and techniques of Africa's historic previous. Intrigued by way of the unusual, encrypted stone, archaeologist Annja Creed opens a door to a world--and a legend--bound through a fierce and bad strength. She isn't by myself in her pursuit of the very unlikely. A bloodthirsty African warlord, and a global company tycoon exploiting a land, a tradition and a humans, are both nervous to stake their declare at the relic's unknown energy. Annja's odyssey deep into the primeval jungles of Senegal turns into a determined race to forestall these wanting to unharness the virulence of the Spider God.
By Polly Evans
Polly Evans’s itinerary for China used to be uncomplicated: go back and forth by way of sumptuous high-speed teach and long-distance bus, waft alongside the Grand Canal and hike up scenic mountains. in its place, the linguistically impaired adventurer chanced on herself on a primitive sleeper-minibus the place sleep used to be out of the query; perched atop a tiny mule on a distant mountain go; and trying a doubtful ferry trip down the Yangtze River. Polly used to be researching China in a fashion she’d by no means expected–and could by no means, ever overlook.
From combating six-year-olds in kung-fu category to getting to know Starbucks in Hangzhou, Polly relives her Asian experience with humor, enthusiasm, frustration, and backbone. even if she’s viewing the embalmed cadaver of Chairman Mao or ingesting yak-butter tea, this can be Polly’s eye-opening account of a tradition torn among attractive smooth structure and sometimes strange historic mysteries…and of her try to remedy the last word gastronomic conundrum: how precisely does one consume a soft-fried egg with chopsticks
By David Pilling
It's the yr 568 advert. From his monastic safe haven in Brittany, King Arthur’s elderly grandson, Coel, starts off to put in writing the terrific tale of his existence. Now a monk, he's made up our minds to accomplish his chronicle ahead of demise overtakes him.
His story starts almost immediately after the loss of life of his recognized grandfather on the conflict of Camlann. Britain is plunged into chaos, and Coel and his mom are pressured to escape their place of origin. They take with them Arthur’s recognized sword, Caledfwlch, as soon as possessed via Julius Caesar. identified to the Romans because the crimson dying, it's stated to own unearthly powers.
When he grows to maturity, Cleo enlists within the Roman military less than common Flavius Belisarius, the main well-known soldier of the age, and serves within the Roman invasion of Africa. He makes an enemy of the corrupt Empress of the East, Theodora, and falls into the clutches of Gelimer, the mad King of the Vandals.
Caesar's Sword (I): The purple dying follows the adventures of a British warrior of recognized descent within the glittering, deadly international of the overdue Roman Empire. From the riotous streets of Constantinople, to the racetrack of the Hippodrome and the bloodstained deserts of North Africa, he needs to struggle to get better his birthright and his delight.
By Garth Nix
Unique book: 2008
The penultimate publication in Garth Nix's masterpiece series!
The mystery of his personal identity.
The identification of The Architect.
The whole Will of the House.
The achievement of his fate.
Arthur Penhaligon is getting nearer and toward those things... yet no longer with no hazards, clash, and experience.
By L. E. Modesitt Jr.
Darksong emerging is the 3rd Spellsong ebook , and concludes a trilogy that includes Anna Marshall, the song instructor and soprano from the midwest transported right into a delusion international the place magic works based on musical principles—making her a strong magician. Now Regent of Defalk, Anna needs to conflict males who could smash her and declare Defalk for his or her personal.