Category: Historical Fiction

Download No Angel (Spoils of Time, Book 1) by Penny Vincenzi PDF

By Penny Vincenzi

EPUB eISBN: 9781590207987
Original e-book: 2003
Electronic e-book: 2004

Celia Lytton, strong-willed, tricky and brave, strikes via existence making tough and sometimes harmful judgements - with the main far-reaching effects for everyone...For her husband, Oliver, head of the nice relations publishing apartment of Lyttons; for Sylvia Miller, whose lifetime of relentless poverty is remodeled by way of Celia's intrusion; for Oliver's daunting elder sister, who's now not all she seems to be; and for Sebastian Brooke, with whom Celia makes the main harmful selection of all.

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Download The Boy-Bishop's Glovemaker (Knights Templar, Book 10) by Michael Jecks PDF

By Michael Jecks

Simon and Baldwin are rewarded for his or her efforts by means of a summons to Exeter over the Christmas interval to obtain gloves from the Boy-Bishop.

However, they study that Ralph, the glove maker, has been murdered and robbed. quickly, a Secondary named Peter is poisoned on the cathedral. Suspicion falls on him, supposing that he slew Ralph after which devoted suicide, yet Simon and Baldwin are unconvinced.

Their study indicates that the serious rivalries on the most sensible of the liberty of the town can result in an explosion of violence.

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Download Chesapeake by James A. Michener PDF

By James A. Michener

Once more James A. Michener brings background to existence with this 400-year saga of America's nice bay and its jap Shore. Following Edmund Steed and his amazing kinfolk, who parallel the settling and forming of the kingdom, Chesapeake sweeps readers from the unspoiled international of the local american citizens to the voyages of Captain John Smith, the progressive battle, and correct as much as glossy instances.

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Download The Damascened Blade (Joe Sandilands, Book 3) by Barbara Cleverly PDF

By Barbara Cleverly

N her acclaimed mysteries set within the age of the British Raj, Barbara Cleverly brilliantly captures a desirable collision of cultures opposed to a backdrop of jasmine-scented nights and well trimmed English gardens. In her gripping new novel, the writer of The final Kashmiri Rose and Ragtime in Simla transports us to the distant and unique atmosphere of India’s North-West Frontier, the place a bunch of tourists is swept right into a spellbinding drama of kidnapping, vengeance, and murder.

Scotland backyard Detective Joe Sandilands has been given the unenviable challenge of guarding a lively younger American lady with way more wealth than experience. Lily Coblenz, followed via a crafty businessman, a lady health practitioner, and quarreling army strategists, expects the journey of an entire life whilst she arrives at a distant British outpost. but if the son of a Pathan tribal chief is stumbled on useless, Sandilands, a embellished warfare veteran, understands that his project to guard Lily has unexpectedly taken a startling new flip which can carry all of them to the edge of war.

Now, from the a ways reaches of an empire, Joe Sandilands needs to separate lies from truths, innocents from killers—and locate the only individual with a determined intent for homicide and the main to India’s future.

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Download The Ten Thousand (The Macht, Book 1) by Paul Kearney PDF

By Paul Kearney

At the international of Kuf, the Macht are a secret, a seldom-seen humans of notable ferocity and self-discipline whose prowess at the battlefield is the stuff of legend. for hundreds of years they've got remained in the distant fastnesses of the Harukush Mountains. on the earth past, the teeming races and peoples of Kuf were united in the bounds of the Asurian Empire, which ideas the recognized global, and is invincible. the nice King of Asuria can name up entire countries to the battlefield.

His be aware is law.

But now the nice King's brother potential to take the throne via strength, and for you to accomplish that he has sought out the legend. He hires 10000 mercenary warriors of the Macht, and leads them into the guts of the Empire.

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Download The Leopard Sword by Anthony Riches PDF

By Anthony Riches

Book IV of Empire

Britannia has been subdued - and an epic new bankruptcy in Marcus Valerius Aquila's lifestyles starts. The murderous Roman brokers who approximately captured Marcus were defeated by way of his buddies. yet as a way to guard these very buddies from the wrath of the emperor, he needs to depart the province which has been giving him take care of.

As Marcus Tribulus Corvus, centurion of the second one Tungrian auxiliary cohort, he leads his males from Hadrian's Wall to the Tungrians' unique domestic in Germania Inferior. There he unearths a truly assorted global from the turbulent British frontier - yet one with its personal risks. Tungrorum, the heart of a once-prosperous farming province, a urban already broght low via the ravages of the japanese plague that has swept in the course of the empire, is now threatened via a pandemic of brutally violent theft.

A bandit chieftain referred to as Obduro, his id consistently hidden in the back of an iron cavalry helmet, is robbing and killing with impunity. His sword - sharper, superior and extra lethal than any identified to the Roman military - is the deadly image of his unstoppable strength. And now he has moved past mere robbery and threatens to destabilize the total northern frontier of the empire . . .

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Download The Sacred Sword (Ben Hope, Book 7) by Scott G. Mariani PDF

By Scott G. Mariani

Within the 7th bestselling Ben desire conspiracy mystery, the motion shoots again in time to the times of Jesus Christ – and a buried mystery that has impressive implications for the realm as we all know it…

Returning to the united kingdom to attempt to deal with his stormy own existence, Ben runs into previous pals. Simeon and Michaela have been as soon as his fellow scholars at Oxford – now they're The Reverend and Mrs Arundel.

Ben senses that Simeon is deeply afflicted and nervous, yet earlier than the reality can emerge approximately his secretive learn undertaking bearing on a mysterious, historic ‘sacred sword’, either he and Michaela are burnt up in a devastating street crash. confident that his friends’ deaths have been no coincidence, Ben is propelled on an international quest from the united kingdom to France, the Holy Land and the USA to liberate the enigma of the sacred sword. At each step, he's pursued by way of ruthless brokers of the sinister company that would cease at not anything to obtain it.

In the process his investigations, Ben will observe a massive mystery, not only concerning the background of Christianity yet approximately his personal previous . . .

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Download The Viceroys: A Novel by Federico De Roberto PDF

By Federico De Roberto

Contributor note: ahead via Franco Moretti

A misplaced literary vintage, written in 1894, The Viceroys is without doubt one of the such a lot acclaimed masterworks of Italian realism. The novel follows 3 generations of the aristocratic Uzeda relations because it struggles to carry directly to energy within the face of the cataclysmic alterations rocking Sicily. As Garibaldi’s triumphs circulate Italy towards unification, the Uzedas attempt each capability to continue their place. De Roberto’s satirical and mordant pen depicts a forged of upper-class schemers, headed by means of the previous matriarch, Donna Teresa, and exemplified by way of her conceited and absolutely unscrupulous son, Consalvo, who rises to political eminence via lip carrier, double-dealing, and hypocrisy. The Viceroys is an enormous dramatic landscape: a brand new global scuffling with to shrug off the viciousness and iniquities of the old.

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Download Lasarus kvinnor by Marina Stepnova PDF

By Marina Stepnova

Rysslands 1900-talshistoria skildrad genom tre kvinnoöden

När Lasarus som artonåring kommer until eventually Moskva blir han blixtförälskad i Marusia, en barnlös kvinna som är trettio år äldre än han och som endast besvarar hans hemliga kärlek med moderskärlek. Inte förrän på ålderns höst förälskar sig Lasarus på nytt, nu i den fyrtio år yngre Galina, en känslokall skönhet som blir mor until hans son Borik. Mellan dessa båda kärlekar - så långt åtskilda i tid - pendlar Lasarus liv. males det är den tredje kärleken - barnbarnet Lidotjka - som blir den livsavgörande. Lasarus kvinnor är en vacker och gripande berättelse om tre kvinnor från tre olika generationer och om tre högst olika slags kärlek, en berättelse som spänner över hela 1900-talet och skildrar Rysslands moderna historia ur ett mikroperspektiv. Marina Stepnovas roman har jämförts med Tolstoj och har blivit en storsäljare i Ryssland.

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Download The Aftermath by Rhidian Brook PDF

By Rhidian Brook

1946, post-World struggle II Hamburg. While millions wander the rubble, misplaced and homeless, Colonel Lewis Morgan, charged with overseeing the rebuilding of this devastated urban and the denazification of its defeated humans, is stationed in a grand apartment at the River Elbe. he's looking ahead to the arriving of his spouse, Rachael—still grieving for his or her eldest son—and their in basic terms surviving son, Edmund. yet instead of strength the proprietors of the home, a German widower and his rebellious daughter, out onto the streets, Lewis insists that the 2 households dwell jointly. during this charged surroundings, either mom and dad and kids can be pressured to confront their actual selves as enmity and grief fall down to ardour and betrayal, to their inner most wants, their fiercest loyalties, and the reworking energy of forgiveness.

This brave new novel from award-winning writer Rhidian Brook tells an emotionally riveting tale of 2 households, one apartment, and love grown from hate.

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