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Crusader by Paul Bannister

By Paul Bannister

1165 AD.

The 3rd campaign is at the horizon, and Henry II is at the throne.

Young Frederick Banastre has grown up listening to approximately his father’s adventures within the moment Crusade.

And now Frederick is being despatched to courtroom to turn into a steward to the younger prince Richard, readying him for his personal probability at glory.

Frederick and Richard quickly turn into enterprise neighbors, with the royal family their own playground.

But because the King a while, and the inheritor to the throne, younger Henry, prepares to take over, Frederick and Richard have to turn out themselves at the battlefield.

They trip to France in an try to quell rebellious uprisings, and cement English rule.

But then catastrophe moves, and with either Henrys in mortal hazard, the way in which is paved for the increase of Richard the Lionheart…

‘Crusader’ is the 1st in a brand new sequence of old thrillers chronicling the lifetime of Richard the Lionheart.

"Full of motion, intrigue and ancient insight." Richard Foreman.

Paul Bannister is a journalist and writer. His can be the writer of the Lord of the slender Sea sequence, along with 'Arthur Britannicus', 'Arthur Imperator', ‘Arthur Invictus’, ‘The King’s Cavalry’ and ‘A Fragile Peace’.

Endeavour Press is the UK's prime self sufficient writer of electronic books.

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The Mask of Apollo by Mary Renault

By Mary Renault

Within the fourth century BC, Nikeratos is an actor, a devotee of Plato, and a chum of Dion of Syracuse. Their courting provides Nikeratos infrequent proximity to the Greek political degree at a second while targets are approximately to collide. In Syracuse, the younger tyrant Dionysios the more youthful principles, yet Dion is decided to carry democracy and power to town. which will scale down Dionysios's excesses, Dion has Plato pose as a tutor—only to benefit that the corrupt early life won't be so simply contained. With a mixture of erudition and storytelling strength, Renault immerses the reader in intrigue and crafts a colourful Syracuse that leaps off the page.

This book beneficial properties an illustrated biography of Mary Renault together with infrequent photos of the writer.

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The Rock by Robert Daws

By Robert Daws

The Rock. Gibraltar. 1966.

In a fading colonial residence overlooking the Straits of Gibraltar, the lifeless physique of an attractive girl lays dripping in blood. The metal deal with of a knife protrudes from her chest, its sharpened tip buried deep inside of her heart.

The Rock. current day.

Detective Sergeant Tamara Sullivan arrives at the Rock on a three-month secondment from the London Metropolitan Police provider. Her purposes for being listed below are no longer chuffed ones and she or he braces herself for a tedious and wasteful twelve weeks within the sun.

After all, murders are infrequent at the small, wealthy and sun-kissed sovereignty of Gibraltar and catching murderers is what Sullivan does best.

It is a expertise she stocks together with her new boss, leader Inspector Gus Broderick of the Royal Gibraltar Police strength. He's an old style cop who regards his new colleague with light disdain.

But while a tender police constable is located putting from the ceiling of his condo, Sullivan and Broderick start to get to the bottom of a dismal and unsafe mystery that may try out their abilities and dealing courting to the restrict

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The Winter King (The Arthur Books, Book 1) by Bernard Cornwell

By Bernard Cornwell

Uther, the excessive King of england, has died, leaving the baby Mordred as his purely inheritor. His uncle, the dependable and proficient warlord Arthur, now ideas as caretaker for a rustic which has fallen into chaos - threats emerge from in the British kingdoms whereas vicious Saxon armies stand able to invade. As he struggles to unite Britain and carry again the Saxon enemy, Arthur is embroiled in a doomed romance with attractive Guinevere.

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The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

By Umberto Eco

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Umberto Eco's first novel, a global sensation and winner of the Premio Strega and the Prix Médicis Étranger awards

The yr is 1327. Franciscans in a filthy rich Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to enquire. while his gentle project is unexpectedly overshadowed by means of seven weird and wonderful deaths, Brother William turns detective. His instruments are the common sense of Aristotle, the theology of Aquinas, the empirical insights of Roger Bacon—all sharpened to a glistening area by way of wry humor and a ferocious interest. He collects facts, deciphers mystery symbols and coded manuscripts, and digs into the eerie labyrinth of the abbey, the place "the finest issues take place at night."

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The White Queen (The Cousins' War, Book 1) by Philippa Gregory

By Philippa Gregory

The muse for the seriously acclaimed Starz miniseries The White Queen, number 1 manhattan instances bestselling writer Philippa Gregory brings to existence the intense tale of Elizabeth Woodville, a girl who rises from obscurity to develop into Queen of britain, and alterations the process heritage forever.

Elizabeth Woodville is a girl of impressive good looks and ambition. Her mom is Jacquetta, sometimes called the paranormal girl of the rivers, and he or she is much more made up our minds to convey energy and wealth to the relatives line. whereas driving within the woods someday, Elizabeth captures the attentions of the newly topped King Edward IV and, regardless of her universal upbringing, marries him in secret.

When she is raised as much as be his queen, the English court docket is outraged, yet Elizabeth rises to the calls for of her exalted place and fights for her family’s dominance. but regardless of her top efforts, or even with the aid of her mother’s powers, her sons turn into pawns in a recognized unsolved secret that has confounded historians for hundreds of years: the misplaced princes within the Tower of London.

In this wonderful account of the lethal Wars of the Roses, brother activates brother to win the last word prize: the throne of britain.

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Accidentally Amish (Valley of Choice, Book 1) by Olivia Newport

By Olivia Newport

Escape from the bustling international and sign up for Annie Friesen as she searches for cover and discovers a brand new love—and life—amid the Amish.

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Olivia Newports novels twist via time to discover the place religion and passions meet. Her husband and twentysomething youngsters offer welcome distraction from the folk stomping via her head on their method into her books.

She chases pleasure in beautiful Colorado on the foot of the Rockies, the place daylilies develop as tall as she is

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The Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz by Russell Hoban

By Russell Hoban

In a not-so-distant destiny whilst lions are extinct Jachin-Boaz, a middle-aged mapmaker, leaves domestic with the fantastic map that used to be to inform his son the place to discover every thing. within the ruins of a palace at Nineveh, his son Boaz-Jachin unearths the wall-carving of a good lion demise at the spear of an historic king. In a chain of rituals, he inspires the long-dead lion and sends him out to stalk his father. Then he follows at the lion's song.

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The Hour of Lead by Bruce Holbert

By Bruce Holbert

Lonesome Animals used to be named as a top publication of 2012 through either The Seattle instances and Slate, a literary debut sparking with attractive language set opposed to the rugged panorama of Twenties Washington nation. Holbert returns with The Hour of Lead, an epic relatives novel and coming of age tale that's once more imbibed with the mythology of the west.

After wasting either his dual and his father in a brutal, unforeseen storm from snow, Matt Lawson needs to take over the relatives ranch. As his mom disappears into grief, Matt learns the toughest lesson the west has to educate: he's on his personal. the need of labor stabilizes younger Matt opposed to the pitfalls of past love with Wendy, the daughter of an area grocer, and their ragged finish will despatched Matt on a trip around the county, leaving Wendy to have a tendency the ranch with neighborhood schoolteacher Linda Jefferson and her unwieldy son fortunate. it's going to take a long time for Matt to profit his long ago domestic, and that lengthy trip can have nice effect on all of these round him.

Invoking an analogous appealing panorama and language of his critically-acclaimed debut, The Hour of Lead is a much broader, extra expansive novel, much less violent yet simply as affecting, one other vital contribution to the literature of the west.

From Booklist:

The writer of the well-regarded Lonesome Animals (2012) returns to Washington kingdom for his moment novel, the story of a primitive, tormented guy named Matt Lawson. It starts within the Nineteen Twenties, while farms have been nonetheless being wrested out of the sod. In a memorably defined snowfall, younger Matt loses either his brother and his father, after which needs to take over the ranch and take care of his inconsolable mom. He doesn’t comprehend love, and his sole courtship, of a grocer’s daughter, Wendy, turns sordid. He’s pushed out into the area, the place he's unequipped for something yet paintings. He’s large and powerful, in a position to outwork any guy, even if on a farm or within the (beautifully defined) construction of the Grand Coulee Dam. finally, Matt’s uncomplicated obsessions go back him to Wendy and a kind of happiness. yet he’s a lifeless fellow, and the smarter fogeys round him are doomed by means of violence and dying needs. Holbert has been in comparison to Cormac McCarthy, yet relatively he brings to brain the early John Steinbeck, as in To a God Unknown, with its melodrama and twisted pantheism. --John Mort

Praise for The Hour of Lead:

“The rugged land and lives of rural japanese Washington shape the surroundings for Bruce Holbert’s riveting and wonderfully written new novel… a portrait of a disappearing lifestyle, lovingly informed in attractive and relocating prose.” —Seattle Times

"Holbert has been in comparison to Cormac McCarthy, yet quite he brings to brain the early John Steinbeck, as in To a God Unknown, with its melodrama and twisted pantheism." —Booklist

"Holbert’s characters, outlined via their temperaments or their sins, are unforgettable… The Hour of Lead (the identify comes from Emily Dickinson) captures the reader within the first bold bankruptcy and, with prose that builds to a using rhythm, holds on until eventually the tip. it is a positive novel and a masterful tribute to the “late” pioneers, women and men who grew up in distant components of Washington country the place, unconnected through solid roads or north-south passenger trains, they discovered the price of exertions and reasonable play. hugely recommended." —Historical Novel Society

“Bruce Holbert is a lyrical, soulful chronicler of our ever-changing West.” —Jess Walter, attractive Ruins

"Holbert's strong paintings echoes the romance of America’s Western event. A masterpiece." —Kirkus Starred Review

"Holbert's shrewdpermanent end bargains a number of incredible twist and a few satisfaction" —Publishers Weekly

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Cain at Gettysburg by Ralph Peters

By Ralph Peters

Winner of the yank Library Association's W. Y. Boyd Award for Excellence in army Fiction

Two strong armies blunder towards one another, one led by way of convinced, cherished Robert E. Lee and the opposite through dour George Meade. They’ll meet in a Pennsylvania crossroads city the place nobody deliberate to fight.

In this sweeping, savagely lifelike novel, the best conflict ever fought on American soil explodes into lifestyles at Gettysburg. As generals squabble, staffs err. Tragedy unfolds for immigrants in blue and barefoot Rebels alike. The destiny of our kingdom could be made up our minds in a number of sq. miles of fields.

Following a difficult accomplice sergeant from the Blue Ridge, a sour Irish survivor of the nice Famine, a German political refugee, and gun crews in blue and grey, Cain at Gettysburg is as grand in scale as its depictions of strive against are unflinching.

For 3 days, conflict rages. Through all of it, James Longstreet is haunted by means of a imaginative and prescient of battle that results in a fateful feud with Robert E. Lee. Scheming Dan Sickles approximately destroys his personal army. Gallant John Reynolds and obstreperous Win Hancock, fiery William Barksdale and rushing James Johnston Pettigrew, gallop towards their fates….

There aren't any marble statues in this battlefield, basically males of flesh and blood, imperfect and brave. From New York Times bestselling writer and previous U.S. military officer Ralph Peters, Cain at Gettysburg is certain to develop into a vintage of guys at struggle.

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