Download Lord John and the Hand of Devils (Hell-Fire Club; Succubus; by Diana Gabaldon PDF

By Diana Gabaldon

Diana Gabaldon, the New York Times bestselling writer of Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade and the wildly renowned Outlander novels, offers 3 stories of conflict, intrigue, and espionage that function one in all her most well liked characters: Lord John gray. within the center of the eighteenth century, listed below are haunted squaddies . . . lusty princesses . . . ghostly apparitions . . . darkish kin secrets and techniques. And right here Lord John will face enemies who are available in the guise of pals, stories within the form of a fiery-haired Scot named James Fraser, and allies who've the ability to damage him with a unmarried blow. . . .

In Lord John and the Hellfire Club, Lord John glimpses a stranger within the doorway of a gentlemen's club-and is stirred via a determined entreaty to satisfy in inner most. The rendezvous forestalled via a surprising homicide, Lord John will wade right into a maze of political treachery and a deadly, debauched underground society. . . . In Lord John and the Succubus, English squaddies scuffling with in Prussia are rattled through the nocturnal visitations of a dangerous lady who sucks existence and soul from a guy. known as to enquire the night-hag, Lord John reveals a murdered soldier and a treacherous Gypsy, and is derived to the stark consciousness that one of the spirits that hang-out males, none frighten greater than the specters conjured by means of the center. . . . In Lord John and the Haunted Soldier, Lord John is thrust into the lethal case of an exploding battlefield cannon. Wounded within the similar conflict, Lord John is named to tesify and shortly confronts his personal ghost-and the shattering prospect traitor is one of the ranks of His Majesty's armed forces.

Capturing the lonely, tormented, and brave occupation of a guy who fights for his crown, his honor, and his personal secrets and techniques, Diana Gabaldon gives you breathtaking human drama. And in stories seething with hope, insanity, and political intrigue, Gabaldon once more proves that she will be able to convey background to lifestyles in a fashion few novelists ever have.

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Download The Palace Tiger (Joe Sandilands, Book 4) by Barbara Cleverly PDF

By Barbara Cleverly

India, 1922: Joe Sandilands, Scotland backyard detective, is staying with Governor Sir George Jardine in Simla while there's a few unforeseen information. Sir George sends Joe off to the Princely kingdom of Ranipur within the corporation of Edgar Troop, an skilled hunter, on the request of the Maharajah, an outdated best friend of the British. A man-eating tiger is terrorizing the northern villages, and the 2 males are invited to hitch a searching social gathering within the wooded area. however the caliber of the weaponry with which Sir George provides him increases Joe's suspicions. The rifle should be excellent for the tiger, yet why has he additionally been issued with the small Browning M pistol, designed to be used on human ambitions? The Maharajah is death and the succession is uncertain. His first son has lately been killed in a panther-related incident. Then a moment son dies dramatically sooner than Joe's eyes. The 3rd and final ultimate son—the favourite successor within the eyes of the British—is in basic terms twelve years outdated. within the sumptuous surroundings of the Maharajah's courtroom with its array of robust, scheming characters, Joe needs to music down a shrewdpermanent murderer—all less than the mocking and adverse eye of the ruthless leader of country Police

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Download A Bride by Moonlight (Avon Romance) by Liz Carlyle PDF

By Liz Carlyle

Passion and secrets and techniques simmer in the back of the stylish façade of Victorian London in A Bride via Moonlight, one other deliciously fascinating romance by means of Liz Carlyle that includes the harmful males of the mysterious St. James Society.

Faced with homicide fees, Lisette Colburne by no means imagined aligning herself with Scotland Yard—not with the scandalous lifestyles she’s led. but if Commissioner Royden Napier proposes—that in trade for her freedom—she fake to be his spouse so he can get to the bottom of a brutal secret, she consents. What neither counts on is their hot, indisputable attraction.

Sexy and action-packed, Liz Carlyle’s A Bride by way of Moonlight is a gorgeous love tale set in Victorian excessive society with compelling characters and stylish, emotional prose that may attract readers of historic romance.

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Download Aztec Blood (Aztec, Book 3) by Gary Jennings PDF

By Gary Jennings

During this colourful and intriguing period of swords and cloaks, upheaval and revolution, a tender beggar boy, in whose blood runs that of either Spanish and Aztec royalty needs to declare his birthright. From the torrid streets of the town of the lifeless alongside the Veracruz Coast to the ageless glory of Seville in previous Spain, Cristo the Bastardo connives fights, and loves as he seeks the truth—without figuring out that he'll be the founding father of a proud new people.

As we stick to the loves and adventures of Cristo and adventure the colourful attractiveness and barbarism of the period, a vanished tradition is introduced again to existence in all its beauty.

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Download The Whiskey Rebels: A Novel by David Liss PDF

By David Liss

David Liss’s bestselling ancient thrillers, together with A Conspiracy of Paper and The espresso Trader, were referred to as extraordinary and rousing: the best blend of scrupulous study and breathless pleasure. Now Liss provides his top novel but in a wholly new setting–America within the years after the Revolution, an risky kingdom the place determined schemers vie for wealth, energy, and an opportunity to form a country’s destiny.

Ethan Saunders, as soon as between normal Washington’s so much valued spies, now lives in shame, haunting the taverns of Philadelphia. An accusation of treason has lengthy when you consider that rate him his recognition and his cherished fiancée, Cynthia Pearson, yet at his so much determined second he's recruited for an not going task–finding Cynthia’s lacking husband. to aid her, Saunders needs to serve his previous enemy, Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton, who's engaged in a sour strength fight with political rival Thomas Jefferson over the delicate younger nation’s first genuine bank: the financial institution of the United States.

Meanwhile, Joan Maycott is a tender girl married to a different progressive struggle veteran. With the hot states not able to aid their ex-soldiers, the Maycotts make a determined gamble: exchange the opportunity of destiny fee for the desire of a higher lifestyles at the western Pennsylvania frontier. There, amid worry and deprivation, they locate not likely friendship and an opportunity for prosperity with a brand new approach to distilling whiskey. yet on an remoted frontier, whiskey is greater than a drink; it's foreign money and gear, and the Maycotts’ good fortune draws the brutal recognition of fellows in Hamilton’s orbit, males who threaten to smash all Joan holds dear.

As their explanations intertwine, Joan and Saunders–both patriots of their personal way–find themselves on opposing aspects of a bold scheme that would ceaselessly switch their lives and their new nation. The Whiskey Rebels is a wonderful rendering of a dangerous age and a country approximately torn apart–and David Liss’s strongest novel but.

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Download Big Breasts and Wide Hips by Mo Yan PDF

By Mo Yan

Mo Yan was once presented the Nobel Prize in Literature for his paintings as a author "who with hallucinatory realism merges folks stories, heritage and the contemporary"

China's most crucial modern literary voice provides a portrait of twentieth-century China filled with ancient sweep and earthy exuberance.

In his most up-to-date novel, Mo Yan—arguably China’s most vital modern literary voice—recreates the historic sweep and earthy exuberance of his a lot acclaimed novel pink Sorghum. In a rustic the place patriarchal favoritism and the primacy of sons survived a number of revolutions and an ideological earthquake, this epic novel is in the beginning approximately girls, with the feminine physique serving because the book’s important metaphor. The protagonist, mom, is born in 1900 and married at seventeen into the Shangguan relatives. She has 9 teenagers, just one of whom is a boy—the narrator of the publication. A spoiled and ineffectual baby, he stands in stark distinction to his 8 powerful and forceful lady siblings.

Mother, a survivor, is the integral robust girl who dangers her lifestyles to save lots of numerous of her youngsters and grandchildren. The writing is picturesque, bawdy, surprising, and creative. The constitution attracts at the necessities of classical chinese language formalism and injects them with terribly uncooked and fabulous prose. all of the seven chapters represents a unique period of time, from the top of the Qing dynasty up in the course of the eastern invasion within the Nineteen Thirties, the civil struggle, the Cultural Revolution, and the post-Mao years. Now in a fantastically certain creditors version, this attractive novel is Mo Yan’s searing imaginative and prescient of twentieth-century China.

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Download 1610: A Sundial in a Grave by Mary Gentle PDF

By Mary Gentle

"It's approximately intercourse, and cruelty, and forgiveness."

therefore starts off a sweeping historic event approximately dueling swordsmen and the plot to kill a king within the grand culture of Dorothy Dunnett and Alexander Dumas.

The yr is 1610. Continental Europe is in short at peace after years of struggle, yet Henri IV of France is making plans to invade the German principalities. In England, basically 5 years previous, conspirators approximately succeeded in blowing up King James I and his Parliament. The seeds of the English Civil conflict and the Thirty Years warfare are visibly being sown, and the prospect for either enlightenment and catastrophe abounds.

yet Valentin Rochefort, duelist and undercover agent for France's strong monetary minister, couldn't care much less. till he's drawn into the glittering palaces, bawdy again streets, and lovely theatrics of Renaissance France and Shakespearean London in a dangerous plot either to kill King James I and to save lots of him. For this swordsman with out a sense of right and wrong is ready to discover himself stuck among loyalty, love, and blackmail, among kings, queens, politicians, and Rosicrucians -- and the lady he has, unknowingly, crossed land and sea to satisfy.

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Download Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, Book 2) by Diana Gabaldon PDF

By Diana Gabaldon

Together with her now-classic novel Outlander, Diana Gabaldon brought unforgettable characters — Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser—delighting readers with a narrative of event and love that spanned centuries. Now Gabaldon returns to that notable time and position during this brilliant, robust follow-up to Outlander....

For 20 years Claire Randall has saved her secrets and techniques. yet now she is returning along with her grown daughter to Scotland’s majestic mist-shrouded hills. right here Claire plans to bare a fact as lovely because the occasions that gave it delivery: concerning the secret of an historic circle of status stones ... a couple of love that transcends the bounds of time ... and approximately James Fraser, a Scottish warrior whose gallantry as soon as drew a tender Claire from the safety of her century to the risks of his....

Now a legacy of blood and hope will try out her appealing copper-haired daughter, Brianna, as Claire’s spellbinding trip of self-discovery maintains within the intrigue-ridden Paris court docket of Charles Stuart ... in a race to thwart a doomed Highlands rebellion ... and in a determined struggle to avoid wasting either the kid and the fellow she loves....

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Download The Man Who Loved Dogs: A Novel by Leonardo Padura PDF

By Leonardo Padura

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The tale of Ramon Mercader, the murderer of Trotsky. relocating seamlessly among Cuba the place Mercader lived out the final years of his lifestyles, Mercader's early years in Spain and France, and Trotsky's lengthy years of exile, it's the tale of revolutions fought and betrayed, the ways that men's which men's political convictions are consistently confirmed and manipulated.

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