Firestarter

Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501143794
Format: PDF, ePub
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Now available for the first time in a mass-market premium paperback edition—master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic #1 New York Times bestseller! "Get out. Get out quickly. She's never done anything like this before and I don't know if she can stop." Andy McGee and Vicky Tomlinson were once college students looking to make some extra cash, volunteering as test subjects for an experiment orchestrated by the clandestine government organization known as The Shop. But the outcome unlocked exceptional latent psychic talents for the two of them—manifesting in even more terrifying ways when they fell in love and had a child. Their daughter, Charlie, has been gifted with the most extraordinary and uncontrollable power ever seen—pyrokinesis, the ability to create fire with her mind. Now the merciless agents of The Shop are in hot pursuit to apprehend this unexpected genetic anomaly for their own diabolical ends by any means necessary...including violent actions that may well ignite the entire world around them as Charlie retaliates with a fury of her own....

Godwine Kingmaker

Author: Mercedes Rochelle
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1782798005
Format: PDF, Docs
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Harold Godwineson, the Last Anglo-Saxon King, owed everything to his father. Who was this Godwine, first Earl of Wessex and known as the Kingmaker? Was he an unscrupulous schemer, using King and Witan to gain power? Or was he the greatest of all Saxon Earls, protector of the English against the hated Normans? The answer depends on who you ask. He was befriended by the Danes, raised up by Canute the Great, given an Earldom and a wife from the highest Danish ranks. He sired nine children, among them four Earls, a Queen and a future King. Along with his power came a struggle to keep his enemies at bay, and Godwine's best efforts were brought down by the misdeeds of his eldest son Swegn. Although he became father-in-law to a reluctant Edward the Confessor, his fortunes dwindled as the Normans gained prominence at court. Driven into exile, Godwine regathered his forces and came back even stronger, only to discover that his second son Harold was destined to surpass him in renown and glory.

Flame of Resistance

Author: Tracy Groot
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781414373775
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Years of living in Nazi-occupied Normandy have been hard for Brigitte Durand, but when American fighter pilot Tom Jaeger is shot down over France and is picked up by the Resistance, they work together for a brighter future.

Ruin

Author: John Gwynne
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 0316386308
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Banished Lands are engulfed in war and chaos. The cunning Queen Rhin has conquered the west and High King Nathair has the cauldron, most powerful of the seven treasures. At his back stands the scheming Calidus and a warband of the Kadoshim, dread demons of the Otherworld. They plan to bring Asroth and his host of the Fallen into the world of flesh, but to do so they need the seven treasures. Nathair has been deceived but now he knows the truth. He has choices to make, choices that will determine the fate of the Banished Lands. Elsewhere the flame of resistance is growing - Queen Edana finds allies in the swamps of Ardan. Maquin is loose in Tenebral, hunted by Lykos and his corsairs. Here he will witness the birth of a rebellion in Nathair's own realm. Corban has been swept along by the tide of war. He has suffered, lost loved ones, sought only safety from the darkness. But he will run no more. He has seen the face of evil and he has set his will to fight it. The question is, how? With a disparate band gathered about him - his family, friends, giants, fanatical warriors, an angel and a talking crow he begins the journey to Drassil, the fabled fortress hidden deep in the heart of Forn Forest. For in Drassil lies the spear of Skald, one of the seven treasures, and here it is prophesied that the Bright Star will stand against the Black Sun.

Triumph and Catastrophe

Author: Martin Lake
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781517536794
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The year is 1069. The Norman invaders are stealing the land of the English people, building castles to subdue them and relentlessly making a once free people into serfs. But the English will not submit. Armed resistance flares across the land. Yet, to become effective, it needs a leader who can unite the nation.That leader is Edgar Atheling, heir of Alfred the Great, a young man born to be king.Edgar knows he must defeat William the Conqueror, a ruthless leader and formidable foe. But can a 17 year old boy with an ill-equipped army challenge the Conqueror for his birthright, the throne of England? Edgar's one hope of victory is to forge an alliance with England's ancient Viking enemies and pray that the rest of his people rise up in support.Wasteland tells how the agony of war shapes and matures Edgar and how he learns to inspire loyalty from his allies and respect even from his enemies.Triumph and Catastrophe is book 2 of 'The Lost King' series. It is a fast-moving story of how a young boy comes of age in a time of victory, betrayal and revenge."Every bit as good as its prequel, The Flame of Resistance. Don't be put off if you don't like history. This story will appeal to anyone, whether interested in history or not. ""I heartily recommend this very readable and enjoyable journey into the England's history and look forward with great anticipation to the next volume in the series."

A Love Most Dangerous

Author: Martin Lake
Publisher: Lake Union Press
ISBN: 9781477821923
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As a Maid of Honor at the Court of King Henry VIII, beautiful Alice Petherton receives her share of admirers. But when the powerful, philandering Sir Richard Rich attempts to seduce her, she knows she cannot thwart his advances for long. She turns to the most powerful man in England for protection: the King himself.

The Flamethrowers

Author: Rachel Kushner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439154171
Format: PDF
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NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST * NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW * New York magazine’s #1 Book of the Year * Best Book of 2013 by: The Wall Street Journal; Vogue; O, The Oprah Magazine; Los Angeles Times; The San Francisco Chronicle; The New Yorker; Time; Flavorwire; Salon; Slate; The Daily Beast “Superb…Scintillatingly alive…A pure explosion of now.”—The New Yorker Reno, so-called because of the place of her birth, comes to New York intent on turning her fascination with motorcycles and speed into art. Her arrival coincides with an explosion of activity—artists colonize a deserted and industrial SoHo, stage actions in the East Village, blur the line between life and art. Reno is submitted to a sentimental education of sorts—by dreamers, poseurs, and raconteurs in New York and by radicals in Italy, where she goes with her lover to meet his estranged and formidable family. Ardent, vulnerable, and bold, Reno is a fiercely memorable observer, superbly realized by Rachel Kushner.

Blood of Ironside

Author: Martin Lake
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781517536954
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Edgar Atheling has been betrayed by his allies and defeated in his attempt to win back the throne of England from William the Conqueror. The Normans hunted for him across the north of England, devastating the land in the process. He only just escaped to the sanctuary of the King of the Scots. Once there he is tempted to give up the fight. But there are still some in England who resist the Normans. Edgar decides to return home to lead the battle. He allies himself with the King of the Danes and Hereward the Wake and stakes all on a gamble to win back his birthright. William invades Scotland and Edgar is forced to flee to Europe. Once there he discovers new friends and new enemies. But William decides to put an end to Edgar's resistance once and for all. "Once more into the fray as Edgar continues his struggle to reclaim his throne from William the Bastard." "Disowned by his brother-in-law, betrayed by the vikings, Edgar lurches and stumbles from one crisis to the next." Praise for the earlier books in the series: Resistance. Martin Lake is a terrific writer and deserves to be better-known. I've read plenty of historical fiction and much of it is heavy-going. I couldn't put this one down! This book is a good read, a fast paced historical adventure utilizing colourful and complex characters to tell a truly dramatic story. I really enjoyed the character development in this book, especially the complex and occasionally subtle interplay between Edgar and William the Conqueror. One of the better novels on the English resistance after 1066. Edgar Atheling is a complex, elusive and frustrating historical character but that allows for some scope in trying to portray him within a novel such as this. Martin Lake is convincing in his characterization of the key figures including Edgar. Did not know what I was getting into - but wow- how did I miss this one - what a great read, face paced, plenty of action and the right amount of detail to be convincing. Went straight on to the second book which was equally brilliant and can't wait for the next one. Wasteland. Every bit as good as its prequel, The Lost King: Resistance. Don't be put off if you don't like history. This story will appeal to anyone, whether interested in history or not. I wanted Edgar to win, even though I knew he wouldn't. Writing style, characterisation, storyline all first rate. Martin Lake has written an extremely tense historical thriller as we follow the devastation of England and the despair of Edgar as he sees his country suffering and his own life in danger. Now I am waiting to read the next volume in this excellent trilogy. A great sequel in the story of the real king of England when William the Conqueror took over. Believable characters, gripping story, from a history I didn't know. Makes me root for King Edgar even though history tells us he doesn't win. Can't wait for the third book!

If I Were King

Author: Justin Huntly McCarthy
Publisher:
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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Consists of a typescript of a play in four acts, originally adapted from a novel written by Justin Huntly McCarthy. This is McCarthy's best known work. It is based on the life of the French poet François Villion who lived in the 15th century. This copy of the manuscript belonged to the American actor Edward Hugh Sothern, and was used by him in his last appearance on stage. The typescript has a few holograph corrections, and some lines are underlined in red. It is still in its original paper wrappers and they bear the imprint of J. E. Nash, Stenography and Typewriting, 1370 Broadway, in New York City. On the paper wrappers "Miss Dale" is written in pencil.