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The Fountains of Silence
by Ruta Sepetys

Language

English

Pages

511

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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<div></div><b>From the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Salt to the Sea</i> and <i>Between Shades of Gray</i> comes a gripping, unforgettable portrait of love, silence, and secrets amidst a Spanish dictatorship.</b><br /><br />Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists and foreign businessmen flood into the country under the welcoming guise of sunshine and wine. Among them is eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson, the son of a Texas oil tycoon, who arrives in Madrid with his parents hoping to connect with the country of his mother's birth through the lens of his camera. Photography--and fate--introduce him to Ana, whose family's interweaving obstacles reveal the lingering grasp of the Spanish Civil War--as well as chilling definitions of fortune and fear. Daniel's photographs leave him with uncomfortable questions amidst shadows of danger. He is backed into a corner of decisions to protect those he loves. Lives and hearts collide, revealing an incredibly dark side to the sunny Spanish city.<div><br />Master storyteller Ruta Sepetys once again shines light into one of history's darkest corners in this epic, heart-wrenching novel about identity, unforgettable love, repercussions of war, and the hidden violence of silence--inspired by the true post-war struggles of Spain.</div><div></div><div>Includes vintage media interstitials, oral history commentary, photos, and more. </div>
The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak

Language

English

Pages

562

Publication Date

December 18, 2007

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<b>DON鈥橳 MISS <i>BRIDGE OF CLAY</i>, MARKUS ZUSAK鈥橲 FIRST NOVEL SINCE <i>THE BOOK THIEF</i>.</b><br /> 聽<br /><b>The extraordinary #1聽<i>New York Times</i>聽bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.</b><br /> 聽<br /><b>Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by聽PBS鈥檚聽<i>The Great American Read</i>.</b> <i> <br /><br />When Death has a story to tell, you listen.</i><br /><br /> It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.<br /><br /> Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can鈥檛 resist鈥揵ooks. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.聽<br /><br /> In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of聽<i>I Am the Messenger,</i>聽has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.<br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淭he kind of book that can be life-changing.鈥?鈥?lt;i>The New York Times</i><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淒eserves a place on the same shelf with <i>The Diary of a Young Girl </i>by Anne Frank.鈥?鈥?lt;i>USA Today</i>
Fatemarked (The Fatemarked Epic Book 1)
by David Estes

Language

English

Pages

494

Publication Date

March 01, 2017

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<b> They are the fatemarked. Misunderstood. Worshipped. Hated. Murdered at birth. Their time to step into the light has come.</b><br /><br />An ancient prophecy foretold their coming, the chosen few who will bring peace to a land embroiled in a century of mistrust and war. When kings start dying, that hope and belief swiftly turns to fear. Roan Loren is one of the fatemarked, but has hidden his mark of power his entire life, fearing the damage it might cause to those around him.<br /><br />A great evil is coming. He can't hide anymore.<br /><br />In the spirit of fantasy epics like Throne of Glass and The Lord of the Rings, enter a world of magic and dragons, kings and queens, and victory and defeat, during a time when honor and valor still meant something. <i>Fatemarked is now a #1 Amazon bestseller in NINE categories. Start your 4,000+ page epic adventure today. </i>
Truthmarked (The Fatemarked Epic Book 2)
by David Estes

Language

English

Pages

612

Publication Date

March 15, 2017

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<b> The Hundred Years War rages on, with tensions between kingdoms growing ever more strained.</b><br /><br />While Annise G盲ric and her forces march on Castle Hill to retake the northern throne, her cousin, Rhea Loren, wages a naval war against Blackstone. Meanwhile, Roan Loren and Gwendolyn Storm struggle to breach the gnarled, vine-choked undergrowth of the Tangle in their quest to reach Knight's End and learn more of the true purpose of the fatemarked.<br /><br />In the south, a Calypsian empress is murdered, and her daughters fight to claim the empire and wage a civil war against their estranged father's armies. In Phanes, slavery runs rampant while a rebel group fights to free the oppressed people. A master named Jai Jiroux looks to help the rebel cause, an act of treason punishable by death.<br /><br />Surrounding the Four Kingdoms is the pall cast by the Kings' Bane, who continues his quest to kill eight rulers and thus fulfill the Western Oracle's ancient prophecy, which he believes will pave to way to peace across the realms.
Stalking Jack the Ripper
by Kerri Maniscalco

Language

English

Pages

337

Publication Date

September 20, 2016

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<b>A #1 <i>New York Times </i>Bestseller! </b><b><b><br /></b>Presented by James Patterson's new children's imprint, this deliciously creepy horror novel has a storyline inspired by the Ripper murders and an unexpected, blood-chilling conclusion...</b><br /><br />Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord's daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.<br /><br />Against her stern father's wishes and society's expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle's laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.<br /><br />The story's shocking twists and turns, augmented with real, sinister period photos, will make this dazzling, #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling debut from author Kerri Maniscalco impossible to forget.
Soulmarked (The Fatemarked Epic Book 3)
by David Estes

Language

English

Pages

785

Publication Date

March 29, 2017

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<b> Despite the efforts of several of the fatemarked, turmoil and violence continue to plague the Four Kingdoms...</b><br /><br />To the north, Annise G盲ric ventures into the Hinterlands to discover the truth of the Sleeping Knights, who may be the only hope for her kingdom. Meanwhile, Tarin Sheary travels to Darrin in a desperate bid to repel the eastern forces amassing at Crow's Nest. Unbeknownst to either of them, a new threat rises in Blackstone.<br /><br />In the west, Rhea Loren seeks to ransom her prisoners, Gareth Ironclad and Gwendolyn Storm, which will bring her one step closer to her goal of controlling the fatemarked. Relying on her ability to summon the ancient sea creature, Wrathos, she seeks to unify her people while persuading them that the child growing inside her was placed there directly by Wrath.<br /><br />With his fatemarked sister in tow, Grey Arris sails toward Pirate's Peril in search of the truth about Shae's marking and the cause of her recurring dream of a pirate.<br /><br />In the southern empire of Phanes, a slave rebellion is brewing, with Jai Jiroux and Shanti Parthena Laude at its core. But the Hoza brothers will not relinquish their power without a fight.<br /><br />Finally, in Calyp, Raven Sandes' dragonia are growing, and she must decide whether to use them against the east, who continue to attack her desert borders. Simultaneously, Roan Loren shows up at her palace with an offer she cannot refuse, as he strives to learn the truth of the Western Oracle's prophecies and the origins of the fatemarked.<br /><br />As always, Bane is lurking in the shadows with his new partner, Chavos the plaguemarked, plotting how to destroy those who would stand in the path of peace.
Deathmarked (The Fatemarked Epic Book 4)
by David Estes

Language

English

Pages

836

Publication Date

July 28, 2017

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<b> While the war for the Four Kingdoms drags on, a new threat emerges from across the sea...</b><br />To the north, Annise G盲ric seek to rescue Lady Zelda and retake Castle Hill from the sellswords known as the Brotherhood. In the back of her mind is a growing fear, something she can't quite explain. Meanwhile, Lisbeth Lorne tries to regain control of the ancient army of Sleeping Knights before they become the horde of death her soulmark has shown to her in visions.<br /><br />In the west, Rhea Loren find herself at a crossroads. Continue down the path of destruction or seek another way, another life. But when the truth she's buried from her own people comes to light, she loses the control she so desperately clings to.<br /><br />In the east, newly crowned King Gareth Ironclad must decide whether to pursue peace or follow in his father's and brother's footsteps. After all, he now has a dragon...<br /><br />In Calyp, Raven Sandes is forced to fight in the pits of Zune. She wants nothing more than to give up, to die, until she discovers her sister, Whisper, is a prisoner too. What she doesn't know is that Gwendolyn Storm is closing in on her, seeking her own vengeance for the latest attack on Ferria.<br /><br />Roan Loren, on the other hand, continues to seek knowledge, clinging to the Western Oracle's prophecy of peace. His journey takes him southward, to Teragon, where a truth has been hidden for more than a decade.<br /><br />Grey Arris, with his new pirate allies, sails for the southern continent, but he doesn't know what monsters lurk beneath the waters of the Burning Sea.<br /><br />In the southern empire of Phanes, Jai Jiroux and the Black Tears fight to maintain order as the newly released slaves cry for the blood of their previous masters. At the same time, he must control the slave army to defend against the Phanecians warriors to the north, who have a new leader: Bane. The kingslayer still wants peace, but he's finally realized that he might have to destroy everything to achieve it.
Lifemarked (The Fatemarked Epic Book 5)
by David Estes

Language

English

Pages

829

Publication Date

November 14, 2017

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<b> The Four Kingdoms and the fatemarked face the most powerful army the world has ever seen...</b><br /><br />In Phanes, Roan Loren, the Peacemaker, has high hopes for a united response to the threat from the Horde, but swiftly realizes the only true ally he has is his arch nemesis, Bane. Meanwhile, Rhea Loren, a new mother with a secret must decide whether to protect her child or share what she knows with the fatemarked...<br /><br />To the north, Annise G盲ric, Tarin Sheary and their allies are hunted mercilessly by the army of barbarians known as the Horde, led by her long-lost uncle Helmuth, now known as Klar-Ggra. While she seeks refuge in the east, Tarin once more struggles with his own demons...<br /><br />In the west, Ennis Loren and his brothers, including self-proclaimed king of the west, Sai, return to Knight's End against the advice of the fatemarked, who they despise. Secretly, they plot another attack on the south...<br /><br />In the east, Gareth Ironclad returns to Ferria hoping to find a unified people with a common enemy, but instead faces a fractured kingdom uncertain of its future. But when he makes a drastic decision, everything begins to unravel...<br /><br />In Calyp, Raven Sandes returns with the most unlikeliest of friends: Gwendolyn Storm. But when tragedy strikes at the heart of the empire, the survivors are left behind and forced to pick up the pieces...<br /><br />The fate of the Four Kingdoms hangs in the balance in the epic finale to the Amazon #1 bestselling series!
The Apprenticeship of Nigel Blackthorn
by Frank Kelso

Language

English

Pages

193

Publication Date

October 18, 2017

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<h2> <p><b> His family slaughtered by Comanche, a teen boy is left to die on the prairie. Will he find the grit to survive? </b></p> </h2><p>Texas, 1853. Thirteen-year-old Nigel Blackthorn is the spoiled son of a Protestant preacher. When his missionary family falls victim to a brutal Comanche attack, his easy childhood crumbles in an instant. While he narrowly escapes the death that claimed his loved ones, the preacher's son finds himself alone and struggling to survive on the wild frontier.</p><p>When Pascal stumbles upon Nigel, the mule-train driver offers the boy a ride in exchange for hard labor in an apprenticeship. Nigel accepts years of labor to gain food and shelter. Spurred by his desire to avenge his murdered family, he endures grueling days and countless painful lessons. With the vision of his dead parents in mind, can he survive long enough to find justice or will the Wild West claim yet another victim?</p><p> </p><p><i>The Apprenticeship of Nigel Blackthorn</i> is the first dramatic story in the Nigel Blackthorn series of gritty westerns. If you like rich descriptions, multidimensional characters, and tales bringing history to life, then you鈥檒l love Frank Kelso鈥檚 coming-of-age novel! </p><h2><u>Buy <i>The Apprenticeship of Nigel Blackthorn</i> to ride a mule-train across the real Wild West today!</u></h2>
Realm of Knights: Knights of the Realm, Book 1
by Jennifer Anne Davis

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English

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Publication Date

September 10, 2019

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***The first book in a new fantasy series from best-selling author Jennifer Anne Davis.***<br /><br />Reid has spent her whole life pretending to be a man so she can inherit her father鈥檚 estate, but when a chance encounter threatens to expose her lie, she is forced to risk everything.<br /><br />In the kingdom of Marsden, women are subservient to men and land can only pass from father to son. So when Reid Ellington is born, the fifth daughter to one of the wealthiest landholders in the kingdom, it鈥檚 announced that Reid is a boy.<br /><br />Eighteen years later, Reid struggles to conceal the fact she鈥檚 actually a young woman. Every day, her secret becomes harder to keep. When one of Marsden鈥檚 princes sees her sparring with a sword, she is forced to accept his offer and lead her father鈥檚 soldiers to the border. Along the way, she discovers a covert organization within the army known as the Knights of the Realm. If Reid wants to save her family from being arrested for treason and robbed of their inheritance, she will have to join the Knights and become a weapon for the crown.<br /><br />To protect her family, Reid must fight like a man. To do that, she鈥檒l need the courage of a woman.<br />

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