Historical Fiction

Download E-books La ladrona de libros (Spanish Edition) PDF

By Markus Zusak

Érase una vez un mundo donde las noches eran largas y los angeles Muerte contaba su propia historia. Érase una vez una ladrona que robaba libros y regalaba palabras.
En el pueblo vivía una niña que quería leer, un hombre que tocaba el acordeón y un joven judío que escribía cuentos hermosos para escapar del horror de l. a. guerra. Al cabo de un tiempo, l. a. niña se convirtió en una ladrona que robaba libros y regalaba palabras. Y con esas palabras se escribió una historia hermosa y merciless.  
Una novela tremendamente humana, emocionante e inolvidable, que describe las peripecias de una niña alemana de nueve años desde que es dada en adopción por su madre hasta el ultimate de l. a. II Guerra Mundial. Su nueva familia, gente sencilla y nada afecta al nazismo, le enseña a leer y, a través de los libros, a distraerse durante los bombardeos y combatir l. a. tristeza. Pero es el libro que ella misma está escribiendo el que finalmente le salvará l. a. vida.

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Download E-books Day of War (Lion of War Series) PDF

By Cliff Graham

Day of conflict, writer Cliff Graham's first novel, has earned him a movie choice for the complete publication series―Lion of War―from director David L. Cunningham (Path to Sept. 11) and manufacturer supply Curtis (Spider-Man films). In old Israel, on the crossroads of the good buying and selling routes, a guy named Benaiah is looking for a clean begin in lifestyles. He has joined a band of infantrymen led by way of a warlord named David, looking to bury the earlier that refuses to depart him. Their ragged military is disgruntled and whole of reckless males. a few are dependable to David, yet others are just with him for the promise of captured wealth. whereas the ruthless and more and more mad King Saul marches hopelessly opposed to the robust Philistines, dependable son Jonathan in tow, the land of the Hebrew tribes hasn't ever been extra despondent―and extra wanting rescue. Over the process ten days, from snowy mountain passes to sword-wracked battlefields, Benaiah and his fellow mercenaries needs to name upon each ability they need to continue to exist and determine the throne for David―if they don’t kill one another first.

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Download E-books The Ides of April: A Flavia Albia Mystery (Flavia Albia Series) PDF

By Lindsey Davis

Falco: the subsequent Generation––Flavia Albia has taken up her father's career. in basic terms, now Rome is a extra risky, mercurial position than it was once again in pricey outdated dad's day . . .

Flavia Albia is the followed daughter of Marcus Didius Falco and Helena Justina. From her mom, she discovered how you can mixture in in any respect degrees of society; from her father, she discovered the methods in their mutual expert alternate. yet her wits and (frequently) sharp tongue are hers on my own.

Now, operating as a personal informer in Rome in the course of the reign of Domitian, Flavia has taken over her father's previous ramshackle digs at Fountain courtroom within the Surbura district, the place she plies her alternate with power, choice, and the standard Falco good fortune. lately employed to assist examine a deadly twist of fate, she unearths herself caught with a very lousy individual for a shopper and dealing with a well-heeled, well-connected opponent.

That is, till her shopper without notice dies less than what should be known as "suspicious circumstances." whereas this isn't a tremendous loss for society, it's a loss for Flavia Albia's pocket. Even worse, it is only one of a chain of comparable deaths for which she now reveals herself less than suspicion. prior to issues pass from abysmal to worse, Flavia needs to deal with what's occurring, and who's dependable, in Lindsey Davis' The Ides of April.

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Download E-books The Gathering Storm (Katerina) PDF

By Robin Bridges

As she attends a whirl of glittering balls, royal debutante Katerina Alexandrovna, Duchess of Oldenburg, attempts to conceal a depressing mystery: she will bring up the lifeless. nobody is familiar with. no longer her relatives. no longer the ladies at her completing institution. now not the tsar or somebody in her aristocratic circle. Katerina considers her expertise a curse, no longer a present. but if she makes use of her distinctive ability to guard a member of the Imperial kinfolk, she reveals herself stuck in an internet of intrigue--and pulled among younger males who belong to very various and warring royal bloodlines. The time has come for Katerina to include her energy as a necromancer, yet which part will she choose--and to whom will she supply her heart?

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Download E-books The Hawley Book of the Dead: A Novel PDF

By Chrysler Szarlan

NAMED the most effective BOOKS OF THE yr via NPR

For enthusiasts of The Physick ebook of Deliverance Dane and A Discovery of Witches comes a brilliantly imagined debut novel brimming with wealthy background, suspense, and magic.
Revelation “Reve” Dyer grew up together with her grandmother’s family members tales, stretching again centuries to Reve’s ancestors, who based the city of Hawley 5 Corners, Massachusetts. Their background is steeped in secrets and techniques, for few outsiders comprehend that an historic magic runs within the Dyer women’s blood, and that Reve is a magician whose powers are all too real.
Reve and her husband are world-famous Las Vegas illusionists. they've got 3 wonderful younger daughters, a stunning domestic, and what feels like a charmed existence. yet Reve’s global is shattered while an interloper alters her trick pistol and he or she unintentionally shoots and kills her cherished husband onstage.
Fearing for her daughters’ lives, Reve flees with them to where she has consistently felt safest—an antiquated farmhouse within the woodland of Hawley 5 Corners, the place the magic of her ancestors reigns, and her oldest friend—and first love—is the town’s leader of police. the following, within the wooded area, with its indisputable air of appeal, Reve hopes she and her women might be protected.
Delving into the previous for solutions, Reve is drawn deeper into her family’s legends. What she discovers is The Hawley publication of the lifeless, an historic leather-bound magazine maintaining mysterious mythic energy. As she items jointly the reality at the back of the e-book, Reve must protect herself and her daughters opposed to an doubtful, more and more harmful destiny. For quickly it turns into transparent that the stranger who upended Reve’s existence in Las Vegas has her to Hawley—and that she has anything he desperately wants.
Brimming with wealthy historical past, suspense, and magic, The Hawley publication of the Dead is a brilliantly imagined debut novel from a riveting new voice.

Praise for The Hawley e-book of the Dead
“An educated and guaranteed release . . . Readers should be completely engaged [by] the literary, magical, horse-loving Reve.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Enthralling . . . a magic-fueled story of up to date romantic suspense.”Booklist (starred evaluation)
“The center narrative is robust [with] a formal hook. . . . The scenes with Reve and her daughters ring true.”Library Journal
“An striking debut novel that mixes numerous genres seamlessly.”Huntington News
“Engrossing . . . a unique really worth gaining knowledge of . . . within the vein of authors like Deborah Harkness and Katherine Howe, magic and fact are completely blended.”BookPage
“With a speedy speed and delightful info that in actual fact set the scene and temper, [Chrysler] Szarlan’s novel is a brilliant learn if you happen to love myth and stories of witchcraft.”Shelf Awareness

The Hawley e-book of the Dead had me thoroughly spellbound from commencing to finish. A storytelling virtuosa, Chrysler Szarlan has woven a wondrous, scintillating internet of suspense, love, heritage, and magic that may continue you eagerly turning the pages overdue into the evening. Even readers no longer commonly interested in the supernatural may be swept away by means of this ebook; it has every thing a superb event should still have—and quite a bit more.”—Anne Fortier
“A haunting tale of affection, loss, kin secrets and techniques, mysteries, and magic.”—Lauren Willig

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Download E-books Pagan in Exile: Book Two of the Pagan Chronicles PDF

By Catherine Jinks

"The surroundings is medieval, however the matters addressed have twenty-first century parallels. . . . Jinks's writing is the travel de strength of younger grownup prose." —VOICE of adlescent ADVOCATES

The yr is 1188, and Jerusalem is within the arms of the Infidel. Upstanding Crusaders and their squires — like Lord Roland Roucy de Bram and Pagan Kidrouk — are returning to Europe, hoping to rally extra knights to their reason. The sardonic younger Pagan expects Lord Roland's family members to be the image of fortitude and solid manners, yet he is in for a impolite awakening. Brutish and unfeeling, the de Bram extended family cares not anything for the Crusades, or certainly for whatever open air their local in France. in the meantime, neighborhood unrest is brewing. Church professionals are duking it out with the de Brams over a gaggle of "heretics" residing within reach. And now Pagan and Roland, sworn to guard Christianity, are left to come to a decision for themselves who to face by means of — and whom to belief.

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Download E-books Hero on a Bicycle PDF

By Shirley Hughes

In her first novel, cherished writer Shirley Hughes offers a global struggle II event proving that during outstanding situations, everyone is able to remarkable things.

Italy, 1944: Florence is occupied by way of Nazi forces. The Italian resistance move has now not given up desire, although — and neither have thirteen-year- outdated Paolo and his sister, Costanza. As their mom is stressed into harboring escaping POWs, Paolo and Costanza every one discover a half to play in opposing the German forces. either are desirous to struggle the career, yet what can siblings — with just a bicycle to aid them — do opposed to a complete military? Middle-grade fanatics of background and experience should be riveted through the motion and the vividly evoked pressure of worldwide struggle II.

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Download E-books The Chosen PDF

By Chaim Potok

"Anyone who reveals it's discovering a jewel. Its topics are profound and universal."
It is the now-classic tale of 2 fathers and sons and the pressures on them all to pursue the faith they percentage within the approach that's most fitted to every. and because the boys develop into younger males, they become aware of within the different a misplaced religious brother, and a hyperlink to an unexplored international that neither had ever thought of ahead of. In influence, they trade areas, and locate the peace that neither will ever retreat from again....

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Download E-books The Madman's Daughter PDF

By Megan Shepherd

For enthusiasts of Libba Bray, this primary booklet in a gothic suspense trilogy is galvanized via H. G. Wells's The Island of Dr. Moreau and has been hailed by means of New York Times bestseller Carrie Ryan as having "beautiful writing, breakneck pacing, a pulse-pounding secret, and an impossible to resist romance."

Following accusations that her scientist father gruesomely experimented on animals, sixteen-year-old Juliet watched as her relatives and her genteel lifestyles in London crumbled round her—and only in the near past has she controlled to piece her global again jointly. but if Juliet learns her father remains to be alive and dealing on a distant tropical island, she is set to determine if the outdated accusations are precise. followed through her father's good-looking younger assistant, Montgomery, and an enigmatic castaway, Edward, Juliet travels to the island, merely to find the depths of her father's madness. Torn among horror and medical interest, Juliet understands she needs to finish her father's harmful experiments and get away her jungle legal prior to it really is too past due. but because the island falls into chaos, she discovers the level of her father's genius—and madness—in her personal blood.

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Download E-books The Girl with the Iron Touch PDF

By Kady Cross

In 1897 London, anything now not really human  is approximately to awaken 

When mechanical genius Emily is abducted by way of rogue automatons, Finley Jayne and her fellow misfits worry the worst. what is left in their archenemy, The Machinist, hungers to be resurrected, and Emily needs to transplant his attention into considered one of his automatons—or forfeit her acquaintances' lives. 

With Griffin being mysteriously affected by the Aether, Finley turns to Jack Dandy, yet trusting the grasp felony is as harmful as controlling her darkish part. in the meantime, Sam is looking far and wide for Emily. He may stroll into hell for her, however the selection she needs to make will attempt them greater than they can imagine. 

To keep these she cares approximately, Emily needs to confront The Machinist's final creation—an automaton extra human than computing device. And if she's to have any probability at winning, she needs to summon a power even she does not be aware of she has….

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