Download E-books The Morning Star (The Katerina Trilogy, Book 3) PDF

By Robin Bridges

Lush and luxurious, romantic and sinister, The Morning superstar, Vol. III within the Katerina Trilogy, reimagines the lives of Russia's aristocracy in a fabulously intoxicating and page-turning fantasy.

St. Petersburg, Russia, 1890
Katerina Alexandrovna, Duchess of Oldenburg, desires to be referred to as a physician, now not a necromancer. yet Tsar Alexander III forbids ladies to wait clinical college; his curiosity in Katerina extends purely to her skill to elevate the useless. two times now, Katerina has helped him by utilizing her strength to thwart the forces of darkness--vampires bent on resurrecting the lich tsar Konstantin Pavlovich in order that he can take what he sees as his rightful position at the throne. Katerina suggestion she had certain Konstantin to the Greylands, the world of the useless, yet he has came upon a fashion out. Now he's looking for the Morning megastar, a sword that might permit him to command a legion of supernatural warriors.

Katerina needs to locate the sword earlier than Konstantin does--and she needs to go back and forth to Egypt to take action. alongside the way in which, she places up with undesirable realization from her former fiancé, the nefarious Prince Danilo, and struggles together with her emotions for her real love, George Alexandrovich. yet with the looming danger from Konstantin, Katerina's concentration is still at the sword. Russia's destiny should be decided by means of whoever wields the Morning Star--and can provide the ultimate blow.

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By Lynne Reid Banks

Tiger cub brothers are city from the jungle and brought to Rome. The more suitable cub is educated as a killer on the Coliseum. Emperor Caesar makes a present of the smaller cub to his appealing daughter, Aurelia. She adores her cub, Boots, and Julius, a tender animal keeper, teaches her the best way to earn the tiger's belief. Boots is pampered whereas his brother, referred to as Brute, lives in a chilly and darkish cage, let loose purely to kill. Caesar trusts Julius to observe Aurelia and her prized puppy. but if a prank backfires, Boots quickly escapes and Julius needs to pay together with his existence. hundreds of thousands watch as Julius is shipped unarmed into the world to stand the killer Brute.

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Download E-books Hannah (Stepping Stone, paper) PDF

By Gloria Whelan

Nine-year-old Hannah could do virtually something to visit university with all of the different little ones on the town. yet Hannah is blind, and her mom and dad hold her at domestic, the place she is secure. Then Lydia Robbin, a strong-willed instructor, involves city and convinces Hannah’s mom and dad to ship her to varsity. at the start Hannah is thrilled. yet she quickly learns that there are lots of obstacles—and people—that stand in her manner. Hannah will desire large braveness to turn out to her classmates, her mom and dad, and herself that omit Robbin used to be correct to think in her.
 
History Stepping Stones now characteristic up-to-date content material that emphasizes universal middle and today’s renewed curiosity in nonfiction. excellent for domestic, tuition, and library bookshelves!

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Download E-books Flygirl PDF

By Sherri L. Smith

For fanatics of Unbroken and Ruta Sepetys.

All Ida Mae Jones desires to do is fly. Her daddy used to be a pilot, and years after his loss of life she feels closest to him whilst she's within the air. yet as a tender black girl in Nineteen Forties Louisiana, she is familiar with the sky is off limits to her, till the US enters global warfare II, and the military varieties the WASP-Women Airforce carrier Pilots. Ida has an opportunity to meet her dream if she's keen to exploit her gentle pores and skin to cross as a white lady. She desires to fly greater than whatever, yet Ida quickly learns that denying one's self and kin is a heavy burden, and finally it isn't what you do yet who you're that is so much important.

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Download E-books The King's Rose PDF

Existence within the court docket of King Henry VIII is a posh video game. whilst fifteen-year-old Catherine Howard catches the king?s eye, she quick transforms from pawn to queen. yet even luxurious past mind's eye loses its luster as younger Catherine unearths her life?and her heart?threatened by way of the wishes of an getting older king and a kinfolk hungry for strength. Will their agendas bring Catherine to an identical destiny as her notorious cousin, Anne Boleyn?sacrificed on the altar of kin ambition?

enticing historic fiction with a throbbing YA heartbeat, this exciting novel will draw readers into the intrigues and hazards of the Tudor court.

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Download E-books Collision Course (Titanic #2) PDF

By Gordon Korman

From bestselling writer Gordon Korman, a moment heart-stopping event aboard the unluckiest send of all.

The monstrous has hit the excessive seas--and strikes progressively towards its doom. in the luxurious of the cabins and the darkish underbelly of the send, mysteries unfold--a mystery killer who should be on board, a legacy that could be jeopardized, and an essential fact that might quickly be published. For Paddy, Sophie, Juliana, and Alfie, existence at the tremendous brings either hiding and looking, as their lives turn into irrevocably intertwined.

after which, in fact, an iceberg seems to be, and the level is decided for the ultimate scene.

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Download E-books The Solitary House: A Novel PDF

By Lynn Shepherd

Lynn Shepherd’s first acclaimed novel of historic suspense, Murder at Mansfield Park, brilliantly reimagined the period of Jane Austen. Now, during this spellbinding new triumph, she introduces an unforgettable duo of detectives into the gaslit international of Dickens.
 
London, 1850. Charles Maddox have been an up-and-coming officer for the Metropolitan police until eventually a cost of insubordination unexpectedly ended his occupation. Now he works on my own, suffering to eke out a dwelling through monitoring down criminals. each time he wishes it, he has assistance from his great-uncle Maddox, a mythical “thief taker,” a detective as impressive and intuitive as they come.
 
On Charles’s most recent case, he’ll desire all of the counsel he can get.
 
To his surprise, Charles has been approached by means of Edward Tulkinghorn, the shadowy and feared lawyer, who bargains him a good-looking fee to perform a little sleuthing for a consumer. robust financier Sir Julius Cremorne has been receiving threatening letters, and Tulkinghorn desires Charles to—discreetly—find and prevent whoever is responsible.
 
yet what starts off as an easy, open-and-shut case rapidly escalates into whatever higher and masses darker. As he cascades towards a collision with an unspeakable fact, Charles can in basic terms be aided thus far via Maddox. The outdated guy exhibits symptoms of forgetfulness and anger, indicators of an age-related affliction that has but to be named.
 
Intricately plotted and intellectually formidable, The Solitary House is an creative novel that does greater than spin a captivating story: It plumbs the mysteries of the human mind.

Praise for The Solitary House
 
“A Victorian travel de strength . . . a must-read.”Kirkus Reviews (starred assessment)
 
“Dickens lovers will celebrate. . . . [Lynn] Shepherd leaves the reader spellbound.”Booklist (starred review)
 
“The celebrity of Lynn Shepherd’s exciting secret novel is mid-century Victorian London. . . . Her suspenseful tale and profitable prose ably serve her literary conceit.”—Associated Press
 
“Intellectually mesmerizing, with darkish twists at each flip . . . a haunting novel that may have you ever guessing till the final pages.”—Historical Novels Review
 
“Lynn Shepherd has a knack for atmosphere literary homicide puzzles. . . . This literary magpie-ism is a deal with for e-book fans, a bit nudge-and-a-wink right here and there which delights fanatics of those different works with no alienating those that haven’t learn them but. . . . An clever, gripping and fantastically written novel.”—The Scotsman
 
“The reader is plunged right into a complicated yet understandable labyrinth of deception.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Download E-books The Coming of the Dragon (Legacy of Beowulf) PDF

By Rebecca Barnhouse

Rebecca Barnhouse weaves Norse gods, blood feuds, and a terrifying dragon into this dazzling retelling of the tip of the outdated English poem Beowulf.

When he used to be a toddler, Rune washed up onshore in a ship, besides a sword and a pendant bearing the runes that gave him his nickname. a few humans notion he used to be a sacrifice to the gods and desired to ship him correct again to the ocean. fortunately for Rune, King Beowulf disagreed. He lifted the boy from the boat and gave him to Amma, a wisewoman residing on a farm some distance faraway from the king’s corridor, to elevate as she observed fit.

Sixteen years later, Rune spends his summers laboring at the farm. And at King Beowulf’s request, he involves the corridor each one wintry weather for guns education. yet one way or the other he by no means really matches in. many folks nonetheless worry he'll carry a curse at the country. Then a poor factor occurs. On a lonely crag on a mountain that belongs to the giants, anyone awakens a dragon. it's time for Rune to discover the warrior within himself and turn out to the doubters as soon as and for all that he's a real hero.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download E-books The Kingdom by the Sea PDF

By Robert Westall

Harry's kin are operating to the look after while the bomb hits. because the rescue workforce pull him by myself out of the rubble, Harry realises he will be despatched off to stay with moping, fussy Cousin Elsie - the very last thing he wishes on best of the surprise of wasting his relatives. He runs away, assembly Don, a puppy who is additionally misplaced his domestic, at the seashore. In wartime each step is filled with possibility. Getting a meal, dozing in a haystack - all over the place Harry is going he reveals humans packed with suspicion, able to flip in a boy on his personal. yet Harry encounters unexpected kindnesses too. A relations have left a caravan open, choked with tinned nutrition for someone who wishes shield. all of them died while a bomb hit their domestic, yet they assist Harry while he wishes it such a lot. becoming a member of eccentric Joseph Keilty through the ocean, Harry learns to scavenge alongside the seashore and makes pals with a few close by squaddies, till once again he's pushed on on my own.

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Download E-books The Final Solution: A Story of Detection (P.S.) PDF

By Michael Chabon

Retired to the English nation-state, an eighty-nine-year-old guy, rumored to be a once-famous detective, is extra fascinated about his beekeeping than together with his fellow guy. Into his lifestyles wanders Linus Steinman, 9 years outdated and mute, who has escaped from Nazi Germany along with his sole significant other: an African grey parrot.

What is the that means of the mysterious strings of German numbers the poultry spews out -- a top-secret SS code? The keys to a sequence of Swiss financial institution bills? Or do they carry a value either extra prosaic and much extra sinister?

Though the answer could be past even the achieve of the once-famous sleuth, the genuine tale of the boy and his parrot is subtly printed in a wrenching resolution.

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