By Morgan Rhodes

“A modern-day Outlander. . . . filled with event and risk. . . . a breathless story that simply Morgan Rhodes may well tell.”—Hypable 

New York Times bestselling writer Morgan Rhodes takes readers into exhilarating new high-fantasy territory with A publication OF SPIRITS AND THIEVES, an epic modern saga excellent for enthusiasts of Sarah J. Maas and Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander. 

The lives of Toronto youngsters Crystal and Becca Hatcher revolve round aiding their mom out on the family's used bookshop, the Speckled Muse. it is a rather uneventful after-school task, until eventually a package deal arrives addressed to their mom, Julia. pondering it really is not anything greater than run-of-the-mill stock, Becca opens it and eliminates the e-book inside of, unwittingly triggering an historical magic and intertwining their fates with the powers that move from the mysterious leather-bound booklet. parallel worlds collide, and Becca is left in a catatonic kingdom after her spirit is snatched from modern day Toronto again to the traditional global of Mytica. Crys is guilt-ridden, having witnessed the total occasion, and vows to do no matter what is important to save lots of her.

Written in alternating views that shift among modern day Toronto and the traditional kingdoms of Mytica, Rhodes grants a wealthy and suspenseful series opener that would go away readers breathless. 

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By Ron Falconer

Publish yr note: First released in 2004
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Ron Falconer celebrates the pristine island desolate tract of Caroline Atoll in loving element. either an experience and a love tale, it's an insightful, poignant and actually attention-grabbing story of ways one man's dream to dwell on my own in paradise turns into a great deal a rare family members affair.

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By Lynne Cox

Roald Amundsen, “the final of the Vikings,” left his mark at the Heroic period as some of the most profitable polar explorers ever.

A powerfully outfitted guy greater than six ft tall, Amundsen’s profession of experience started on the age of fifteen (he was once born in Norway in 1872 to a relatives of service provider sea captains and wealthy send owners); twenty-five years later he used to be the 1st guy to arrive either the North and South Poles.

Lynne Cox, adventurer and swimmer, writer of Swimming to Antarctica (“gripping” —Sports Illustrated) and Grayson (“wondrous, and unforgettable” —Carl Hiaasen), offers us in South with the Sun a full-scale account of the explorer’s lifestyles and expeditions.

We see Amundsen, in 1903-06, the 1st to trip the Northwest Passage among the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, in his small send Gjøa, a seventy-foot refitted former herring boat powered by means of sails and a thirteen-horsepower engine, making his manner throughout the whole size of the treacherous ice certain path, among the northern Canadian mainland and Canada’s Arctic islands, from Greenland throughout Baffin Bay, among the Canadian islands, around the best of Alaska into the Bering Strait. the damaging trip took 3 years to accomplish, as Amundsen, his workforce, and 6 sled canines waited whereas the frozen sea round them thawed sufficiently to permit for navigation.
We see him trip towards the North Pole in Fridtjof Nansen’s well-known Fram, till be aware reached his day trip celebration of Robert Peary’s profitable arrival on the North Pole. Amundsen then set out on a mystery excursion to the Antarctic, and we keep on with him via his heroic trap of the South Pole.

Cox makes transparent why Amundsen succeeded in his quests the place different adventurer-explorers failed, and the way his methodical practise and willingness to take calculated dangers printed either the spirit of the guy and how to accomplish one victorious trip after one other.

Crucial to Amundsen’s good fortune in attaining the South Pole used to be his use of rigorously chosen sled canines. Amundsen’s dogs team members—he referred to as them “our children”—had been beautifully built by way of centuries of normal choice for survival within the Arctic. “The dogs,” he wrote, “are an important factor for us. the entire consequence of the excursion will depend on them.” On December 14, 1911, Roald Amundsen and 4 others, 102 days and greater than 1,880 miles later, stood on the South Pole, an entire month ahead of Robert Scott.

Lynne Cox describes studying approximately Amundsen as a tender woman and the way as a result of his exploits used to be encouraged to stick with her desires. We see how she unwittingly set out in Amundsen’s course, swimming in open waters off Antarctica, then Greenland (always and not using a wetsuit), first as a problem to her personal skills after which later with a view to comprehend Amundsen’s lifestyles and the teachings realized from his imaginative and prescient, mind's eye, and daring.

South with the Sun
—inspiring, wondrous, and true—is a daring experience tale of daring bold goals.

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By Leslie Charteris

3 extra adventures for the Saint: in Paris, a loss of life guy claims his brother could make gold; in London, an American gangster discovers there are a few things the Saint simply won’t tolerate; and within the Scilly Isles, drug smuggling, drugged beer, and a damsel in misery make a most original vacation for the Saint.

Uploader's be aware: this can be rather e-book 10, now not eleven as said via Amazon. Their numbers from this element are regularly one forward.

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By Tamora Pierce

Part of the 8-book Tamora Pierce reissue for Fall 2006, this identify within the Circle Opens quartet positive aspects spellbinding new conceal artwork. Coincides with the discharge of WILL OF THE EMPRESS in exchange pb.

Briar Moss been education 4 years as a plant mage, yet he hasn't placed his earlier at the back of him. He meets a highway woman, Evvy, utilizing robust magic to shine stones for a service provider, and resolves to discover her a instructor. yet Briar is aware the city's gangs in addition to he knows Evvy. while gang battle breaks out, he discovers that the fiercest gang is looking for a stone mage to steer them to hidden gem stones. in simple terms Briar and his magic can provide Evvy security. Swept up in a bloody clash, Briar needs to make a decision if he is able to make the ultimate step clear of his former existence as a "street rat".

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By L. E. Modesitt. Jr.

L.E. Modesitt, Jr., has built a large readership together with his renowned myth novels set within the universe of Recluce. With greater than 1000000 copies in print, he keeps to construct a considerable viewers with each one new quantity. He widened that viewers with the 1st 3 volumes of the Spellsong Cycle set in a compelling and ingenious international the place tune is the motor vehicle for the construction and wielding of magic. He now returns to that universe for a brand new sequence of stories starring a brand new heroine who needs to face a succession of lethal political and armed forces threats.

The Shadow Sorceress continues the tale began within the first Spellsong trilogy yet specializes in the demanding situations dealing with Secca, now a tender Sorceress. She is thrust right into a place of strength and accountability whilst her mentor, Anna, the mythical Sorceress Protector of Defalk and the heroine of the unique trilogy, dies without notice ahead of Secca's education as a grasp magic wielder is at any place close to complete.

Despite her reservations in regards to the talents and power of the ruler of the dominion, Secca needs to instantly take command of all her magical assets to assist suppress inner dissension in a neighboring province. Then she needs to rally power allies to boost the naval siege laid on Nordwei by means of the ocean monks, who carry with them a brand new type of drumming magic that threatens the stability of strength on the planet, portending hazard and destruction now not imagined for decades.

Secca learns to struggle battles with sorcerous abilities she hasn't ever used sooner than, whereas major a military for the 1st time. She needs to grasp international relations so one can store her ruler and his country, shape alliances with unfriendly capability allies, and mediate strength struggles between formidable and disparate societies. while she discovers an unforeseen probability for romance and companionship in a global the place few males are clever sufficient to worth ladies as something greater than better halves, mistresses, or mothers.

Coping with those demanding situations, Secca proves herself greater than only a speedy learn; she has develop into a girl with a unlimited ability for braveness, own progress, and fearless dedication to survival and struggling with the nice fight.

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By C. S. Lewis

A mass-market paperback version of Prince Caspian, ebook 4 within the vintage myth sequence, The Chronicles of Narnia, that includes disguise artwork through Cliff Nielsen and black-and-white inside illustrations through the unique illustrator of Narnia, Pauline Baynes.

The Pevensie siblings trip again to Narnia to assist a prince denied his rightful throne as he gathers a military in a determined try to rid his land of a fake king. yet in spite of everything, it's a conflict of honor among males on my own that may come to a decision the destiny of a whole world.

Prince Caspian is the fourth ebook in C. S. Lewis's vintage myth sequence, which has been drawing readers of every age right into a magical land the place animals speak and timber stroll for over sixty years. this can be a stand-alone novel, but when you wish to learn extra of Lucy and Edmund's adventures, decide up The Voyage of the sunrise Treader, the 5th ebook in The Chronicles of Narnia.

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By Tamora Pierce

Part of the 8-book Tamora Pierce reissue for Fall 2006, this name within the Circle Opens quartet good points spellbinding new hide artwork. Concides with the discharge of WILL OF THE EMPRESS in alternate pb.

Lady Sandrilene fa Toren is aware all approximately strange magic--she herself spins and weaves it like thread. but if she witnesses a boy dancing a spell, even she is confounded. To her dismay she will get information of a mysterious assassin stalking a extended family of neighborhood retailers. The killer employs the strangest magic of all: the power to lessen essence to nothingness. because the murders mount and the killer grows bolder, Sandry's educating takes on a grave objective. It turns into transparent to every person that the killings can in simple terms be stopped by way of the mixed magic of 2 humans: the younger instructor and her even more youthful student.

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By George R. R. Martin

THE e-book in the back of THE FOURTH SEASON OF THE ACCLAIMED HBO sequence GAME OF THRONES

Few books have captivated the mind's eye and gained the devotion and compliment of readers and critics in every single place as has George R. R. Martin’s enormous epic cycle of excessive delusion. Now, in A dinner party for Crows, Martin can provide the long-awaited fourth publication of his landmark sequence, as a country torn asunder reveals itself eventually close to peace . . . basically to be introduced on a fair extra terrifying process destruction.

A banquet FOR CROWS

It turns out too sturdy to be actual. After centuries of sour strife and deadly treachery, the seven powers dividing the land have decimated each other into an uneasy truce. Or so it seems that. . . . With the demise of the huge King Joffrey, Cersei is ruling as regent in King’s touchdown. Robb Stark’s death has damaged the again of the Northern rebels, and his siblings are scattered in the course of the country like seeds on barren soil. Few valid claims to the as soon as desperately sought Iron Throne nonetheless exist—or they're held in fingers too vulnerable or too far away to wield them successfully. The battle, which raged uncontrolled for therefore lengthy, has burned itself out.

But as within the aftermath of any climactic fight, it's not lengthy sooner than the survivors, outlaws, renegades, and carrion eaters begin to assemble, deciding upon over the bones of the useless and combating for the spoils of the soon-to-be lifeless. Now within the Seven Kingdoms, because the human crows gather over a ceremonial dinner of ashes, bold new plots and unsafe new alliances are shaped, whereas outstanding faces—some commonly used, others basically simply appearing—are noticeable rising from an ominous twilight of prior struggles and chaos to take in the demanding situations forward.

It is a time while the clever and the formidable, the deceitful and the powerful will collect the abilities, the facility, and the magic to outlive the stark and bad occasions that lie earlier than them. it's a time for nobles and commoners, squaddies and sorcerers, assassins and sages to return jointly and stake their fortunes . . . and their lives. For at a dinner party for crows, many are the guests—but just a couple of are the survivors.

From the Hardcover edition.

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