The Barbary Pirates: An Ethan Gage Adventure (Ethan Gage Adventures)

By William Dietrich

As fabulous and motion packed because the top novels of James Rollins, George MacDonaldFraser, and Steve Berry, The Barbary Pirates may have readers cheering for William Dietrich and his rushing hero, Ethan Gage!

Swashbuckling American explorer and ladies' guy Ethan Gage has noticeable his fair proportion of probability, having braved the sands of Egypt, the perils of the Atlantic Ocean, and the tough barren region of early the United States. once again, he reveals himself in a determined race—this time with the Barbary Pirates, a strong band of Muslim outlaws from North Africa. additionally after Ethan is his nemesis—and former lover—Aurora Somerset, member of a perilous sect referred to as the Egyptian ceremony. The prize is the reflect of Archimedes, an old superweapon that, in line with legend, as soon as burned a Roman fleet with its strength. In 1802, this loss of life ray may well tip the stability of strength within the Mediterranean, and Ethan needs to cease the pirates from utilizing it opposed to the yankee, English, and French fleets.

From the salons and brothels of the Palais Royal of Paris, the place the hunt for info approximately his misplaced love Astiza includes real-life scientists and engineers—including inventor Robert Fulton—Ethan needs to commute at Napoleon's behest to the canals of Venice, the caves of Santorini, the dungeons of Tripoli, and at last to treachery at the excessive seas within the Mediterranean.

Can Ethan rescue Astiza with out betraying the reason for his personal usa? Can he shop the two-year-old son he just recently stumbled on he had with no permitting the Egyptian ceremony to ultimately dominate the realm? And while the sunlight rises at the replicate of Archimedes, will every little thing Ethan cares approximately be set afire?

Delivering the fast moving event, uncanny wit, and page-turning old pleasure that readers have come to count on from the masterful William Dietrich, The Barbary Pirates is Ethan Gage at his winningest, such a lot hilarious, and such a lot demise defying.

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To Crush the Moon

By Wil McCarthy

Within the end to this epic interstellar event by means of Nebula Award nominee Wil McCarthy, humanity stands at a crossroads because the heroes who shaped an artificial heaven needs to rescue their descendants from everlasting damnation….

TO weigh down THE MOON

Once the Queendom of Sol used to be a sparkling monument to humankind’s loftiest goals. Ageless and immortal, its voters lived in peaceable attractiveness. yet as Sol buckled less than the swell of an immorbid inhabitants, house itself actually ran out….

Conrad Mursk has lower back to Sol at the crippled starship Newhope. His team are the frozen refugees of a failed colony often called Barnard’s celebrity. 1000 years older, Mursk unearths Sol near to uprising, whereas a enthusiast necro cult is reviving dying itself. Now Mursk and his lover, Captain Xiomara “Xmary” Li Weng, are despatched on a last, determined undertaking by way of King Bruno de Towaji–one of the best terraformers of the ages–to actually weigh down the moon. in the event that they prevail, they’ll store
billions of misplaced souls. in the event that they fail, they’ll strand humanity among death–and anything unimaginably worse….

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The Lotus Eaters: A Novel (Reading Group Gold)

By Tatjana Soli

- Winner of UK's James Tait Black Prize
- ny instances amazing ebook of 2010
- American Library organization 2011 remarkable booklet
- Finalist l. a. occasions booklet Award
- A Kirkus stories best Debut Fiction of 2010
- Bookmarks journal most sensible Literary Fiction of 2010

In the ultimate days of a falling Saigon, The Lotus Eaters unfolds the tale of 3 striking photographers introduced jointly lower than the very unlikely umbrella of battle: Helen Adams, a once-naïve ingénue whose ambition conflicts together with her wish over the process the scuffling with; Linh, the mysterious Vietnamese guy who loves her, yet is torn among conflicting loyalties to his fatherland and his middle; and Sam Darrow, a guy hooked on the narcotic of violence, to his intoxicating affair with Helen and to the ever-increasing threat of his activity. All 3 develop into reworked via the clash they've got risked every thing to record.

In this much-heralded debut, Tatjana Soli creates a searing portrait of 3 souls trapped by means of their very unlikely passions, contrasting the wrenching horror of strive against and the treachery of obsession with the redemptive energy of love.

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Harlequin's Millions: A Novel

By Bohumil Hrabal

By means of the author Milan Kundera referred to as Czechoslovakia's maximum modern author comes a unique (now in English for the 1st time) peopled with eccentric, unforgettable population of a house for the aged who reminisce approximately their lives and their altering kingdom. Written with a prepared eye for the absurd and sprinkled with discussion that captures the poignancy of the standard, this novel permits us into the brain of an aged girl coming to phrases with the passing of time.

Praise for Too Loud a Solitude:

"Short, sharp and kooky. refined, thought-provoking and pithy." --Spectator

"Unmissable, combines extremes of comedy and seriousness, plus pathos, slapstick, intercourse and violence all stirred into one scrumptious brew." --The Guardian

"In creative riches and sheer excitement it deals greater than so much books two times its measurement. right now smooth and scatological, playful and sombre, relocating and irresistibly funny." --The Independent on Sunday

Praise for I Served the King of England:

"A cheerful, picaresque tale, which starts off with Baron Munchausen-like adventures and results in tears and solitude." -- James wooden, The London assessment of Books

"A comedian novel of serious inventiveness ... captivating, clever, and sad--and an without warning stable laugh." --The Philadelphia Inquirer

"An outstanding and subtly tragicomic novel." --The big apple Times

"Dancing Lessons unfurls as a unmarried, occasionally maddening sentence. The gambit works. whatever approximately that slab of wordage incorporates the attention ahead, promising an depth easily inconceivable via your frequently punctuated novel." --Ed Park, the hot York instances e-book overview

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Lavender Blue

By Parris Afton Bonds

The Frenchman used to be every thing Jeanette St. John detested. A mercenary, a guy with out morals, a renegade. yet Kitt was once reckless and bold, wary and calculating – and he used to be captain of 1 of the quickest ships at the ocean. And so she bargained with the satan – on his phrases. In alternate for transporting her cotton and turning it into scientific provides and ammunition for her loved Confederacy, she used to be to permit him ravish her for each cargo he delivered.

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By the Rivers of Brooklyn

By Trudy Morgan-Cole

Within the Nineteen Twenties, Jim, Bert and Rose Evans all movement from Newfoundland to Brooklyn, ny, looking for paintings and a greater existence, leaving their sister Annie again domestic in St. John's. through the Rivers of Brooklyn strains the tale of the Evans relations throughout international locations and 3 generations, exploring the hopes, passions and heartbreaks of these who went away and those that stayed behind.

By the Rivers of Brooklyn transforms into fiction the adventure of the 75,000 first- and second-generation Newfoundlanders who as soon as lived in Brooklyn, big apple - and the adventure of Newfoundlanders all through background who've long past away to discover paintings and prosperity yet by no means stopped dreaming of domestic.

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Battle for the Abyss (The Horus Heresy)

E-book 8 within the manhattan instances bestselling series

Now that the inside track of Horus's Treachery is within the open, a time of checking out has come. a few Legions have already declared allegiance to the Warmaster, whereas the loyalty of the others lies firmly with the Emperor. As Horus deploys his forces, loyalist Astartes research that the Wordbearers are sending a fleet to Ultramar, domestic of the Ultramarines. except they could intercept and spoil it, the Ultramarines could undergo a blow from which they are going to by no means get well. conflict for the Abyss keeps the epic story of the Horus Heresy, a galactic civil struggle that threatened to lead to the extinction of humanity.

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The Loser: A Novel

By Thomas Bernhard

Thomas Bernhard was once essentially the most unique writers of the 20th century. His formal innovation ranks with Beckett and Kafka, his outrageously cantankerous voice recollects Dostoevsky, yet his reward for lacerating, lyrical, provocative prose is incomparably his own.One of Bernhard's such a lot acclaimed novels, The Loser facilities on a fictional dating among piano virtuoso Glenn Gould and of his fellow scholars who believe pressured to give up their musical goals within the face of Gould's incomparable genius. One commits suicide, whereas the other-- the obsessive, witty, and self-mocking narrator-- has retreated into obscurity. Written as a monologue in a single amazing unbroken paragraph, The Loser is a super meditation on luck, failure, genius, and popularity.

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Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives

By David Eagleman

Instantaneously humorous, wistful and unsettling, Sum is a stunning exploration of unforeseen afterlives—each provided as a vignette that gives a gorgeous lens wherein to work out ourselves within the right here and now.  in a single afterlife, you could locate that God is the scale of a microbe and blind to your lifestyles. In one other model, you're employed as a history personality in different people’s desires. otherwise you could locate that God is a married couple, or that the universe is working backward, or that you're pressured to reside out your afterlife with demanding types of who you will have been.  With a probing mind's eye and deep knowing of the human situation, acclaimed neuroscientist David Eagleman deals splendidly imagined stories that shine a super gentle at the the following and now.

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Home Fires

By Gene Wolfe

In a destiny North the USA instantly primary and totally unusual, a tender guy and girl, pass and Chelle, fall in love and marry. yet Chelle is enlisted within the army, there's a conflict on, and he or she needs to serve her travel of accountability prior to they could calm down. Earth is battling a battle with extraterrestrial beings in far away famous person structures, and Chelle's months within the carrier may be years in relative time on the earth. She returns to recover from critical accidents, nonetheless a tender girl yet now not inevitably a similar person―while pass is now a filthy rich businessman in his forties. nonetheless in love, they pass on a Caribbean cruise that swiftly is going awry with spies, extraterrestrial beings, and battles with pirates who catch the send for ransom. there's no author in SF like Gene Wolfe and no SF novel like Home Fires.

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