The Bones of Avalon by Phil Rickman

By Phil Rickman

It really is 1560, and Elizabeth Tudor has been at the throne for a yr. Dr John Dee, at 32 already acclaimed all through Europe, is her astrologer and advisor within the hidden arts...a arguable appointment today of superstition and spiritual strife. Now the light, bookish Dee has been despatched to Glastonbury to discover the lacking bones of King Arthur, whose legacy was once consistently so very important to the Tudor line. With him - hardly ever the most secure better half - is his pal and previous pupil, Robert Dudley, a risk-taker, a wild card...and in all probability the Queen's mystery lover. The famously mystical city remains to be mourning the grotesque execution of its Abbot, Richard Whiting. yet why was once the Abbot particularly killed? what's the mystery held via the priests because the Abbey used to be based by way of Joseph of Arimathea, uncle of Christ and dad or mum of the Holy Grail? The challenge takes Dee to the tangled roots of English magic, into unforeseen violence, necromantic darkness, the breathless stirring of first love...and the chilly middle of a posh plot opposed to Elizabeth.

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Winston's War: A Novel of Conspiracy by Michael Dobbs

By Michael Dobbs

An exciting story of espionage and treason…this is a piece to enthrall." — day-by-day Mail Michael Dobbs' exciting novel concerning the sunrise of worldwide struggle II, and Winston Churchill's upward push to energy. it's the sunrise of worldwide struggle II, and Neville Chamberlain believes he has received "peace for our time" from Adolph Hitler, who has simply seized Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland. The English are alarmed by means of the massive German military, whereas the warriors that may safeguard London do not also have metal helmets. for lots of, compromise and appeasement appear to be England's top safeguard. yet there are a couple of leaders who do not agree. between them is Winston Churchill, who knows that the relentless march of fascism may be democracy's loss of life knell. In October 1938, Churchill pleads his case within the press to the BBC's man Burgess. this kind of turns into the main respected guy of his time, and the opposite can be often called the best of traitors. This gorgeous novel brings to existence the magnificent political intrigues that set the level for international battle II, and brings alive the passionate, grumpy, whiskey-drinking Winston Churchill, as he conjures up his fellow countrymen to tackle the world's mightiest military. comprises bonus examining staff advisor compliment FOR WINSTON'S warfare: "An exciting story of espionage and treason... it is a paintings to enthrall." day-by-day Mail "An writer who can deliver old happenings so vitally again to lifestyles and made all of the extra striking by means of being traditionally actual in each respect." instances of London "A attention-grabbing story of conspiracy, blackmail, and treachery." Irish self sustaining compliment FOR BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLING writer MICHAEL DOBBS: "Dobbs takes us up to now contained in the brain of Winston Churchill that we consider as if we really are him." Booklist "Dobbs infuses dramatic pressure, artistic plots, and heady pacing within the narration of a British icon's noblest hours." Publishers Weekly "Dobbs has performed a super task in evoking the drama and melancholy of england soaring at the fringe of the abyss." Sunday convey

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The Lady of the Sorrows (The Bitterbynde, Book 2) by Cecilia Dart-thornton

By Cecilia Dart-thornton

This moment captivating installment within the debut trilogy through new delusion expertise Cecilia Dart-Thornton calls to brain the novels of Jennifer Roberson and Morgan Llywelyn.Imrhien has braved a global of faery people and different creatures of legend to elicit assistance from the healer, Maeve One-Eye. even though her reminiscence continues to be clouded by way of sorcery, Imrhien needs to take important information on to the king-emperor. however the king isn't really at courthe and his armies are dealing with unhuman forces some distance to the north. And whilst evil wights keep on with Imrhien even to the royal sanctuary on a hidden, mystic island, she needs to settle for a frightening truth: she is the true objective of the substantial assaults. and she or he has no proposal why.

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The White Luck Warrior: The Aspect Emperor, Book 2 by R. Scott Bakker

By R. Scott Bakker

Extensively praised by way of reviewers and a turning out to be physique of enthusiasts, R. Scott Bakker has already verified his recognition as one of many few exact new skills within the myth style. Now he returns with the long-awaited The White success Warrior--the moment booklet within the Aspect-Emperor sequence. As Anasurimbor Kellhus and his nice Ordeal march ever farther into the wastes of the traditional North, Esmenet reveals herself at battle with not just the Gods, yet her circle of relatives besides. Achamian, in the meantime, leads his personal ragtag excursion to the mythical ruins of Sauglish, and to a fact he can scarcely live to tell the tale, not to mention understand. Into this tumult walks the White- good fortune Warrior, murderer and messiah either. The White good fortune Warrior is a narrative choked with heartstopping motion, devious treachery, grand ardour, and meticulous aspect. it's either a vintage quest story and a excessive delusion battle tale.

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The Pirate Round: Book Three of the Brethren of the Coast by James L. Nelson

By James L. Nelson

In 1706, conflict nonetheless rages in Europe, and the tobacco planters of the Virginia colony's tidewater fight opposed to shrinking markets and pirates lurking off the coast. yet American seafarers have came upon a brand new resource of wealth: the Indian Ocean and ships wearing excellent treasure to the nice wealthy person of India.

Faced with break, former pirate Thomas Marlowe is set to discover the way to the riches of the East. wearing his crop of tobacco in his privateer, Elizabeth Galley, he secretly plans to proceed directly to the Indian Ocean to seek the Mogul's ships. yet Marlowe doesn't understand that he's crusing right into a triangle of hatred and vengeance -- a rendezvous with sour enemies from his prior. eventually, none will emerge unscathed from the blood and thunder, the treachery and risk, of cruising the Pirate Round.

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The Mosaic Of Shadows by Tom Harper

By Tom Harper

Byzantium, 1096. A mysterious murderer releases an arrow geared toward the emperor---but he has greater than only a guy in his attractions. A keystone of a crumbling empire, the emperor is the solitary determine keeping all of the enemies in money. And if he falls, the mightiest energy in Christendom might be torn apart.
Demetrios Askiates, unveiler of mysteries, is employed to trap the would-be-killer. yet he's getting into an unknown international; a babbling cauldron of princes, slaves, mercenaries, pimps, and eunuchs. now not all enemies are in the urban partitions, even though, and with the Turks operating rampant throughout Asia, the emperor has despatched to the west for mercenaries to enhance his place. while an excellent military, tens of hundreds of thousands powerful, looks earlier than the town gates---the emperor will get greater than he bargained for. From the depths of the slums to the golden towers of the town palace; from the sands of the hippodrome to the hovering domes of Ayia Sophia; Demetrios needs to part his approach via a glittering maze of treachery and deceit ahead of time runs out.
Intent on making their fortunes in struggle, and with out allegiance to this empire, the 1st crusaders have arrived with eyes jam-packed with jealousy and suspicion. because the armies of the east and west confront one another, and with the murderer creeping ever towards his prey, Demetrios needs to untangle this golden internet of intrigue that surrounds the emperor---before town, and the empire, are drowned in blood.
 
"His portrayal of the Byzantine urban and the intrigues that threaten its destruction is bright and convincing."
---The Sunday Times (UK)
 
"It's an international that Harper brings exuberantly to existence, in actual fact revelling in its teeming, tumultuous extravagance. yet he additionally has a pointy eye for an fascinating mystery."
---Yorkshire Post (UK)
 
"Tom Harper writes with strident readability during this epic story of homicide and betrayal, bloodshed and romance. Gripping from the 1st web page, the reader is swept up.... good researched and cinematic in its imagery, this can be a fast paced and interesting debut."
---INK (UK)
 
"A gripping tale...I stay up for Demetrios's additional adventures."
---Elizabeth Hawksley, Historical Novels Review
 
"A vigorous adventure.... The imperial palace, with all its beauty and intrigue, is introduced vividly to life."
---Good e-book Review (UK)
 
"An attractive romp---Byzantine not just in time and placement however the bits and bobs of the plot."
---The Advertiser (Australia)

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The King's Gambit (SPQR I) by John Maddox Roberts

By John Maddox Roberts

Blackmail, corruption, treachery, murder--the glory that was once Rome.

In this Edgar Award-nominated secret, John Maddox Roberts takes readers again to a Rome choked with violence and evil. Vicious gangs governed the streets of Crassus and Pompey, in many instances preying on plebeian and patrician alike, so the garroting of a lowly ex-slaved and the disembowelment of a overseas service provider within the risky Subura district appeared of little final result to the Roman hierarchy. yet Decius Caecilius Metellus the Younger--highborn commander of the neighborhood vigiles--was decided to enquire. regardless of reliable apathy, brazen bribes, and sinister threates, Decius uncovers an international of corruption on the optimum degrees of his govt that threatens to spoil him and the govt. he serves.

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