By J. R. Tomlin
Sooner than William Wallace... ahead of Robert the Bruce... there has been one other Scottish hero... In 1296, newly knighted via the King of the Scots, Andrew de Moray fights to shield his kingdom opposed to the forces of the ruthless invader, King Edward Longshanks of britain. After a bloody defeat in conflict, he's dragged in chains to an English dungeon. quickly the younger knight escapes. He returns to discover Scotland lower than the heel of a conqueror and his betrothed sheltering within the hills of the Black Isle. Seizing his personal fortress, he increases the banner of Scottish freedom. Now he needs to lead the north of Scotland to uprising in wish of defeating the English military despatched to overwhelm them.
By Bernadette Renaud
Veuf depuis cinq ans, propriétaire d’une scierie ainsi que de los angeles maison qu’il a construite, Charles songe à se remarier. Ses enfants habitent chez leurs grands-parents et sa vaste demeure est vide. Imelda, toujours célibataire à vingt-neuf ans, visiblement brilliant à ses charmes, lui semble l. a. bonne candidate.
Ce moment mariage et le nouveau siècle, porté par une modernité galopante, recèlent tant de promesses! Apporteront-ils le bonheur dans cette famille? Charles, devenu un personnage very important dans los angeles petite ville, avec sa scierie, ses employés et les problèmes quotidiens inhérents à son entreprise, s’aperçoit-il que sa souffrance s’est transformée en dureté envers lui et les siens? Pendant que son statut social s’accroît, ses rapports paternels et conjugaux s’effritent…
Avec Imelda, saura-t-il se libérer du poids de l. a. culture?
By Michael Moorcock
Meet Maxim Arturovitch Pyatnitski, often referred to as Pyat. Tsarist insurgent, Nazi thug, continental conman and reactionary counterspy: the darkish and unsafe antihero of Michael Moorcock's so much arguable paintings. released in 1981 to nice serious acclaim—then condemned to the shadows and unavailable within the usa for 30 years—Byzantium Endures, the 1st of the Pyat quartet, isn't a publication for the faint-hearted. it's the tale of a cocaine addict, sexual adventurer, and obsessive anti-Semite whose epic trip from Leningrad to London connects him with scoundrels and heroes from Trotsky to Makhno and whose occupation echoes that of the 20 th century's descent into fascism and overall battle. this is often Moorcock at his audacious, iconoclastic top: a grand sweeping review of the occasions of the final century, as printed within the mystery journals of contemporary literature's so much proudly unredeemable outlaw. This authoritative version offers the author's ultimate minimize, restoring formerly forbidden passages and deleted scenes.
By Samantha Holt
"With her father useless and her brother lacking within the crusades, girl Evelyn reveals herself within the clutches of the infamous Lord Tibald. yet whereas she will be focusing on spurning the advances of the lord, Evelyn fights a transforming into allure to the enigmatic and brooding Gabriel, Tibald's darkly unnerving right-hand guy. As she turns into conscious of Gabriel's cruel nature, she struggles to reconcile herself with the eating nature in their bond, whereas attempting to comprehend the 2 aspects of the conflicting guy. the entire whereas, Lord Tibald plots to get his fingers on Evelyn's lands...and her.
By Cecelia Holland
Non nobis, Domine, non nobis, sed Nomine Tuo da gloriam. “Not to us, O Lord, yet in your identify provide glory.” This motto highlights the vows of chastity and humility taken by means of the Knights Templar.
But, it additionally speaks to their position as ferocious warriors, passionately and bloodily looking for glory for his or her God.Set within the Holy Land in 1187 A.D., Cecelia Holland’s historic novel masterfully explores the conspiracies and political maneuvers top as much as the 3rd campaign.
Following a beautiful victory on the conflict of Ramleh, Norman Templar Rannulf Fitzwilliam needs to negotiate a truce with the enemy and ascertain the order of succession to the throne of Baudouin, the younger Christian king demise of leprosy.
although, Rannulf’s instincts are for conflict, now not international relations. Temptation and betrayal watch for him round each nook. The query isn't really even if he can continue to exist at the battlefield, yet no matter if he can live to tell the tale the politics and protocol of the royal court docket.
By Noah Gordon
**A interesting e-book that travels easily from biblical occasions to the next day to come, with stops in Israel, Europe, Africa, and the Diamond Dealers’ membership on big apple City’s forty seventh Street.** As Nebuchadnezzar's hordes technique Jerusalem, sacred gadgets are hidden—the pills of legislation, the Ark and its disguise, the golden cherubim, and the breastplate of the excessive Priest, bearing twelve priceless stones, one from each one tribe. The stone from the tribe of Zebulon is a smart yellow diamond. This novel is the tale of the way 3 of the world’s nice religions compete to achieve the diamond as desperately as they've got struggled over the tiny land, which the stone represents. it's also the tale of Harry Hopeman, a diamond guy from a diamond family members; of his love for a impressive Yemenite lady; and of his painstaking look for the precious old diamond whose heritage is interwoven with the previous of the Jewish humans. A chronicle of historical Judaism and glossy Israel, *The Jerusalem Diamond* is right away an exhilarating experience, a passionate love tale, and an soaking up voyage via heritage. **
By Ramona Wheeler
Lord Scott Oken, a prince of Albion, and Professor-Prince Mikel Mabruke dwell in a global the place the solar by no means set at the Egyptian Empire. within the 12 months 1877 of Our Lord Julius Caesar, Pharaoh Djoser-George governs a sprawling realm that spans Europe, Africa, and lots more and plenty of Asia. while the ecu terrorist Otto von Bismarck touches off a global conspiracy, Scott and Mik are charged with exposing the plot opposed to the Empire.
Their event takes them from the sands of Memphis to a lush New global, domestic of the Incan Tawantinsuyu, a rival empire around the glittering Atlantic Ocean. Encompassing Quetzal airships, operas, blood sacrifice and excessive international relations, Ramona Wheeler's Three Princes is a richly imagined, cinematic imaginative and prescient of a contemporary Egyptian Empire.
By Salman Rushdie
Title note: unique identify: The Enchantress of Florence
A Feiticeira de Florença é a história de uma mulher que procura ser senhora do seu próprio destino num mundo de homens. Irmana duas cidades que quase não se conhecem: a hedonista capital mogol, onde o inteligente imperador se debate diariamente com questões de crenças, desejos e a traição dos filhos, e o mundo florentino, igualmente sensual, de poderosos cortesãos, filosofia humanista e desumana tortura.
Estes dois mundos, tão distantes, acabam por se revelar estranhamente semelhantes, e ambos são dominados pelos encantamentos das mulheres.
Man Booker Prize Nominee for Longlist (2008)
Críticas de imprensa
« “A Feiticeira de Florença” é um festim exótico, supra abundante, coberto de ouro e pedrarias, tão vertiginoso como cómico, tão inventivo, irreal e irónico como os contos da Mil e Uma Noites. [ ... Rushdie] leva-nos aos sonhos e visões de muitos séculos, desde a magnificência das cidades italianas do Renascimento e dos feitos dos Médicis e dos Sforzas; às naus das Índias e ao naufrágio de Camões, do Al-Andaluz à Pérsia, numa infindável viagem de memórias exóticas e surreais.»
Helena Vasconcelos, Público
By Lin Zhe
Lin Zhe, considered one of China’s such a lot prolific writers, paints an unforgettable photo of a normal relatives stuck up within the maelstrom that used to be China's most modern century. Her narrative levels around the complete size of China, to California and again back, to the battlefields of the Anti-Japanese conflict of Resistance and the brutal “struggle" periods of the Cultural Revolution. however it regularly returns to this family's domestic in previous city, that archetypical, previous- shaped, and vanishing position steeped within the traditions of South China. Ms. Lin examines the interior energy that sustains people's lives of their darkest hours, whilst non secular and political religion falter. And but, a vein of irony and droll humor runs via this robust tale. Lin Zhe's novel might be understood as a love tale, memoir, background, or allegory. For the non-Chinese reader it presents a unprecedented and relocating perception into chinese language lives in a century of fearsome upheaval. This e-book was once initially released less than the name Riddles of Belief...and Love - a narrative.
By Patty Friedmann
Patty Friedmann had that unhappy adolescence that's pretty well a prerequisite for a novelist. She's written seven darkly comedian novels--and eventually she attracts at the autobiographical fabric that made all of it possible.
Too Jewish tells a narrative very like the crucial story of her younger lifestyles: her father suffered from survivor guilt, the entire whereas attempting to make his means in a adversarial society. Like Patty's father, younger, brainy protagonist Bernie Cooper escapes Nazi Germany and results in New Orleans, the place he unearths a completely new form of prejudice opposed to Jews—the type that comes from different Jews. unfortunately, they’re his personal in-laws.
At first this moves him purely as petty and small-minded, yet he has no thought how a lot hatred his scheming spouse's mother can wring from the location. She is familiar with, for example, that he needed to depart at the back of his cherished mom, and she or he makes use of his mother’s existence and reminiscence as a lever opposed to him, ultimately inflicting him actual and psychological difficulties that threaten his family’s future health in each real way and thwart him at each turn.
Thus, Bernie and Letty’s daughter Darby is born into the main strange of combined marriages, torn, as her mom is, among loyalty to her grandparents and to her father. Even she, at her delicate age, wonders no matter if Letty’s love--and her own--can shop Bernie from the key ache and guilt of surviving the Holocaust. And from the machinations of his merciless mother-in-law.
A bittersweet love tale informed in 3 novellas, each one from the perspective of 1 member of the Cooper kin. imagine The Time Traveler’s spouse. certainly a love tale; certainly now not a “romance.”