Category: Historical Fiction

Download The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara PDF

By Hanya Yanagihara

Readers of intriguing, not easy and visionary literary fiction--including admirers of Norman Rush's Mating, Ann Patchett's kingdom of ask yourself, Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible, and Peter Matthiessen's At Play within the Fields of the Lord--will be attracted to this astonishingly gripping and complete first novel. A decade within the writing, this can be an anthropological event tale that combines the visceral attract of a mystery with a profound and tragic imaginative and prescient of what occurs while cultures collide. it's a ebook that immediately catapults Hanya Yanagihara into the corporate of younger novelists who rather, really count. In 1950, a tender medical professional known as Norton Perina symptoms on with the anthropologist Paul Tallent for an day trip to the distant Micronesian island of Ivu'ivu looking for a rumored misplaced tribe. They be successful, discovering not just that tribe but additionally a crew of woodland dwellers they dub "The Dreamers," who become beautifully long-lived yet increasingly more senile. Perina suspects the resource in their toughness is a hard-to-find turtle; not able to withstand the opportunity of everlasting existence, he kills one and smuggles a few meat again to the States. He scientifically proves his thesis, incomes all over the world popularity and the Nobel Prize, yet he quickly discovers that its wonderful estate comes at a poor rate. As issues fast spiral out of his keep watch over, his personal demons take carry, with devastating own effects.

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Download Song at Dawn; 1150 in Provence (The Troubadours, Book 1) by Jean Gill PDF

By Jean Gill

A ancient mystery set in Narbonne simply after the second one campaign. at the run from abuse, Estela wakes in a ditch with purely her lute, her striking voice, and a dagger hidden in her petticoats. Her expertise unearths a shopper in Alienor of Aquitaine and greater than a track teach within the Queen's most interesting troubadour and Commander of the shield, Dragonetz los professionals. Weary of battle, Dragonetz makes use of Jewish funds and Moorish services to construct that the majority sleek of innovations, a papermill, arousing the wrath of the Church. Their enemies assemble, able to gentle the political and non secular powder-keg of medieval Narbonne

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Download Silver Wattle by Belinda Alexandra PDF

By Belinda Alexandra

In worry for his or her lives after the unexpected loss of life in their mom, Adela and Klara needs to flee Prague to discover shelter with their 
 uncle in Australia. There, Adela turns into a movie director at a time while the neighborhood is commencing to consider 
 the contest from Hollywood.

But whereas good fortune is impending, the problems of relatives and an most unlikely love are by no means distant. And finally desires of the silver display needs to compete with the bonds of a life-time ...

Silver Wattle confirms Belinda Alexandra as considered one of our most desirable story-tellers. Weaving truth into inspiring fiction with nice aptitude and mind's eye, this can be a novel as jam-packed with wish, glamour and heartbreak because the movie itself.

'An soaking up tale of wish and melancholy, loyalty and love' - Woman's Day

'Readers are stored on their ft ... and it's a necessary wait' - Courier-Mail

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Download Colosseum by Simone Sarasso PDF

By Simone Sarasso

Britannia, 1st century advert: a tender Briton is deported by way of the Roman military and despatched to paintings in a quarry in Pompei, the place he's given a Latin identify, Verus. After the eruption of Vesuvius, he's transferred to Rome and finally ends up engaged on the location of the Flavian Amphitheatre. in truth the dream of stone and glory of the Emperor Vespasian is set to be inaugurated via his son Titus and the full urban is excitedly anticipating the promised 100 days of video games. in the future the popular gladiator teacher Decius arrives at the web site and recruits Verus, including one other compelled laborer from Gaul known as Priscus, for his university of gladiators. the 2 youths additionally start to attend the court docket of the emperor, who's inspired through the gladiator abilities of them either, and the Briton finally ends up falling in love with Julia, the daughter of Titus. this can be the start of a deadly triangle that explanations a rift within the dating among the 2 gladiators. the 2 will come nose to nose back, although, in a last conflict at the first of the hundred days of video games for the inauguration of the Amphitheatre. Their strive against can be certain within the historical past of Rome: simply because either, after having fought to the final drop of blood, could be effective.

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Download Alexander at the World's End by Tom Holt PDF

By Tom Holt

This is often the tale of 2 awesome males, considered one of whom conquered empires with obvious ease and one in every of whom struggled with the daily difficulties of a small provincial city. the 1st used to be Alexander the good, the second one, Euxenus, thinker and coach to the younger Alexander. it's the tale of 2 males whose paths crossed in simple terms in short, yet whose come upon replaced either their lives—and the process history.

Paperback: 465 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown e-book crew; New Ed variation (May 1, 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0349113157
ISBN-13: 978-0349113159

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Download The Widow's Tale (Sister Frevisse, Book 14) by Margaret Frazer PDF

By Margaret Frazer

Don't be discouraged through a complicated hawk-hunting scene introducing a number of characters before everything of Frazer's 14th Dame Frevisse secret (after 2004's The Hunter's Tale), simply because what follows is a soft and soaking up saga of conspiracy and treachery in 15th-century England. In 1449, landowner Edward Helyngton lies on his deathbed whereas his jealous cousin Laurence waits raptor-like to swoop down and grab his property. quickly after Edward's loss of life, his widow, Cristiana, is banished to St. Frideswide's nunnery, the place she's compelled to do penance face down at the chilly chapel flooring for unspecified sins alleged by means of Laurence's brokers. dwelling on bread and water, the embittered Cristiana ultimately tells her unhappy story to Dame Frevisse, who's firstly just a sympathetic listener, yet later takes a extra energetic sleuthing function. A tantalizing mystery confided to Cristiana by way of her loss of life husband seems to have gorgeous political implications. The suspense builds progressively towards a trip from King Henry VI during this well-wrought story concerning homicide, treason and "layers of ambition and betrayal." FYI: A two-time Edgar nominee, Frazer is usually the writer of A Play of Isaac (2004), the 1st in a brand new medieval secret sequence. "Margaret Frazer" is the pseudonym of Gail Frazer, who collaborated with Mary Pulver Kuhfeld at the first six books within the sequence.

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Download The Spy (Isaac Bell, Book 3) by Clive Cussler, Justin Scott PDF

By Clive Cussler, Justin Scott

Detective Isaac Bell, hero of The Chase and The Wrecker, returns within the striking new experience from the number 1 ny Times-bestselling author.

It is 1908, and overseas tensions are mounting because the international plunges towards warfare. whilst an excellent American battleship gun dressmaker dies in a sensational obvious suicide, the man's grief-stricken daughter turns to the mythical Van Dorn Detective corporation to transparent her father's identify. Van Dorn places his leader investigator at the case, and Isaac Bell quickly realizes that the clues element to not suicide yet to homicide. And whilst extra suspicious deaths stick to, it turns into transparent that someone—an elusive spy—is orchestrating the destruction of America's brightest technological minds...and the murders all connect with a top-secret venture referred to as Hull 44.

But that's only the start. because the intrigue deepens, Bell will locate himself pitted opposed to German, jap, and British spies, in a challenge that encompasses dreadnought battleships, Teddy Roosevelt's nice White Fleet, Chinatown, Hell's Kitchen, and the Brooklyn military backyard. Isaac Bell has definitely confronted perilous occasions ahead of, yet this time it truly is greater than the way forward for his nation that's at stake—it's the destiny of the realm.

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Download The Curiosity Keeper (Treasures of Surrey Series, Book 1) by Sarah E. Ladd PDF

By Sarah E. Ladd

"It is not only a ruby, as you are saying. it's huge as a quail's egg, nonetheless untouched and unpolished. And it really is rumored to both bless or curse whoever possesses it."

Camille Iverness can look after herself. She's performed so because the day her mom deserted the family members and left Camille to run their shabby interest store. but if a violent betrayal leaves her injured without position to conceal, Camille needs to permit a mysterious stranger to return to her aid.

Jonathan Gilchrist by no means desired to inherit Kettering corridor. As a moment son, he was once content material to paintings because the village apothecary. but if his brother's loss of life made him inheritor simply as his father's silly judgements positioned the property in danger, in basic terms the sale of a valuable possession—a ruby referred to as the Bevoy—can shop the relations from break. however the gem has disappeared. And all trails result in Iverness interest Shop—and the gorgeous store woman who could be the resolution to his many questions.

Caught on the intersection of advantages and curses, greed and deceit, those made up our minds souls needs to unite to guard what they carry pricey. but if a fondness that shines a long way brighter than any gem is ignited, they are going to need to come to a decision how a lot they're prepared to probability for his or her destiny, love, and happiness.

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Download Cate of the Lost Colony by Lisa Klein PDF

By Lisa Klein

Girl Catherine is considered one of Queen Elizabeth's favourite courtroom maidens--until her forbidden romance with Sir Walter Ralegh is came across. In a sour twist of irony, the jealous queen banishes Cate to Ralegh's colony of Roanoke, within the New global. Ralegh pledges to return for Cate, yet because the months stretch out, Cate starts off to doubt his promise and his love. as a substitute it really is Manteo, a Croatoan Indian, whom the colonists--and Cate--increasingly flip to. but simply as Cate's longings for England and Ralegh fade and she or he discovers a brand new love in Manteo, Ralegh will eventually set sail for the recent World.Seamlessly weaving jointly truth with fiction, Lisa Klein's latest old drama is an engrossing story of event and forbidden love--kindled by means of essentially the most well-known mysteries in American heritage: the destiny of the settlers at Roanoke, who disappeared and not using a hint 40 years ahead of the Pilgrims might set foot in Plymouth.

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Download Sword at Sunset (The Dolphin Ring Cycle, Book 5) by Rosemary Sutcliff PDF

By Rosemary Sutcliff

This extraordinary reconception of the Arthurian epic cuts during the usual myths and tells the tale of the true King Arthur: Artos the endure, the effective warrior-king who kept the final lighting of Western civilization whilst the barbarian darkness descended within the 5th century. Artos the following comes alive: daring and forceful in conflict, hot and beneficiant in friendship, difficult in politics, smart within the technique of war—and delicate and tragically tormented in love. Out of the interweaving of historic legend, clean study, hovering mind's eye, and hypnotic narrative ability comes a singular that has richly earned its recognition as a vintage.

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