Historical Fiction

Download E-books Semper Fidelis: A Novel of the Roman Empire (Novels of the Roman Empire) PDF

By Ruth Downie

Back at his submit as a physician within the 20th legion in Roman-occupied Britain, Ruso uncovers a brand new chance even toward domestic than the neighboring barbarians.

As mysterious accidents, or even deaths, start to seem within the clinical ledgers, it truly is transparent that each one isn't really good among the local recruits to Britannia's imperial military. Is the a lot- embellished Centurion Geminus preying on his weaker infantrymen? and will this be on the topic of the looks of Emperor Hadrian?

Bound by way of his feel of responsibility and ill-advised interest, Ruso starts to invite questions no one desires to pay attention. in the meantime his barbarian spouse, Tilla, is checking out a number of the answers-and marked as a safety danger through the very officials Ruso is interrogating.

With Hadrian's stopover at looming huge, the fates of the legion, Tilla, and Ruso himself hold within the balance.

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Download E-books The Kingdom on the Waves (The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Book 2) PDF

By M. T. Anderson

Sequel to the nationwide booklet Award Winner! Fearing a demise sentence, Octavian and his teach, Dr. Trefusis, break out via emerging tides and pouring rain to discover preserve in British-occupied Boston. Sundered from all he understands — the varsity of Lucidity, the insurgent reason — Octavian hopes to discover secure harbor. as an alternative, he's quickly to profit of Lord Dunmore's proclamation providing freedom to slaves who subscribe to the counterrevolutionary forces. In quantity II of his exceptional masterwork, M. T. Anderson recounts Octavian's reviews because the progressive conflict explodes round him, thrusting him into severe battles and tantalizing him with elusive visions of liberty. eventually, this stunning narrative escalates to a startling, deeply gratifying climax, whereas reexamining our nationwide origins in a singularly provocative gentle.

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Download E-books Changeling (Order of Darkness) PDF

By Philippa Gregory

Dark myths, medieval secrets and techniques, intrigue, and romance populate the pages of this primary in a four-book teenager sequence from the number 1 bestselling writer of The different Boleyn Girl.

The yr is 1453 and all indicators element to it being the top of the realm. Accused of heresy and expelled from his monastery, good-looking seventeen-year-old Luca Vero is recruited via a mysterious stranger to checklist the top of instances throughout Europe. Commanded through sealed orders, Luca is distributed to map the fears of Christendom and go back and forth to the very frontier of fine and evil.

Seventeen-year-old Isolde, a woman Abbess, is trapped in a nunnery to avoid her from claiming her wealthy inheritance. because the nuns in her care are pushed mad through unusual visions, strolling of their sleep, and displaying bleeding wounds, Luca is distributed to enquire and pushed to accuse her.

Forced to stand the best fears of the darkish ages—witchcraft, werewolves, madness—Luca and Isolde embark on a look for fact, their very own destinies, or even love as they take the unknown how you can the genuine historic determine who defends the bounds of Christendom and holds the secrets and techniques of the Order of Darkness.

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Download E-books Call It Courage PDF

By Armstrong Sperry

Mafatu has been scared of the ocean for so long as he can be mindful. although his father is the nice leader of Hikueru - an island whose seafaring humans worship braveness - Mafatu seems like an intruder. All his existence he has been teased, taunted, or even blamed for storms at the sea.

Then at age fifteen, now not prepared to place up with the ridicule and jibes, Mafatu comes to a decision to take his destiny into his personal fingers. together with his puppy, Uri, as his better half, Mafatu paddles out to sea, able to face his fears. What he learns on his lonesome event will swap him perpetually and make him a hero within the eyes of his humans.

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Download E-books The Deathstalker PDF

By Gill Harvey

The fourth in a brand new sequence of 4 books: Egyptian Chronicles

Fantastically atmospheric evocations of Egyptian existence are encased in a thrilling experience tale. every one tale positive aspects the boy and lady characters Hopi and Isis, and their struggles for life and experience in Egypt circa 1150 BC. during this tale, The Deathstalker, Isis and Hopi attempt to support a Libyan lady who has been taken prisoner.

The writer has spent a lot time in Egypt and the tales are meticulously researched.

Includes actual element and notes approximately Egyptian way of life, the significance of the gods for the Egyptians, the tombs and masses else.

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Download E-books Caddie Woodlawn PDF

By Carol Ryrie Brink

Caddie Woodlawn is a true adventurer. She'd particularly hunt than stitch and plow than bake, and attempts to overcome her brother's dares each likelihood she will get. Caddie is associates with Indians, who scare lots of the associates -- acquaintances who, like her mom and sisters, do not comprehend her in any respect.

Caddie is courageous, and her tale is distinctive simply because it really is in keeping with the existence and thoughts of Carol Ryrie Brink's grandmother, the genuine Caddie Woodlawn. Her spirit and feel of enjoyable have made this publication a vintage that readers have taken to their hearts for greater than seventy years.

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Download E-books The Conquest PDF

By Elizabeth Chadwick

"The yr is 1066 and the realm is ready to alter. all of sudden lifestyles in England goes to be totally different, specifically for Ailith, a tender Saxon spouse. it's the yr within which she loses either her husband and younger son, and the yr during which the Normans come, now not as neighbors, yet looking for conquest. Ailith's grief and depression run so deep that she might have performed away with herself and joined her husband and son if a good-looking, womanizing Norman, Rolf de Brize, had no longer occurred via within the nick of time. Feeling surprisingly chargeable for the lady whose lifestyles he has stored, the often unreliable Rolf installs Ailith as chatelaine of Ulverton, his English property. regardless of his spouse and daughter in France, he and Ailith ultimately fall in love and feature a daughter, Julitta. yet can love actually overcome all - even Rolf's wife's selection to take her rightful position as mistress of Ulverton, and Ailith's discovery of a betrayal on the conflict of Hastings that she will by no means forgive?

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Download E-books Afternoon on the Amazon (Magic Tree House, No. 6) PDF

By Mary Pope Osborne

Jack and Annie are prepared for his or her subsequent myth event within the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House!

Vampire bats and killer ants?

That's what Jack and Annie are approximately to run into while the Magic Tree apartment whisks them away to the Amazon River. it isn't lengthy earlier than they get hopelessly misplaced. Will they be capable to locate their as far back as the tree condominium? Or are Jack and Annie caught endlessly within the rain forest?

stopover at the Magic Tree residence website!

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Download E-books The Peculiars PDF

On her 18th birthday, Lena Mattacascar makes a decision to go looking for her father, who disappeared into the northern barren region of Scree whilst Lena used to be younger. Scree is inhabited by way of Peculiars, humans whose strange features cause them to unacceptable to trendy society. Lena wonders if her father is the resource of her personal impressive features and if she, too, is bizarre. at the educate north, she meets Jimson Quiggley, a tender librarian who's touring to a city at the fringe of Scree to paintings in the house and library of the inventor Mr. Beasley. The educate is quickly boarded through a good-looking younger marshal, Thomas Saltre, who learns who Lena’s father is and convinces her to undercover agent on Mr. Beasley and the unusual folks who disappear into his domestic, referred to as Zephyr residence. finally, even though, Lena needs to enterprise into the wilds of Scree and confront her private fears.

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Download E-books Death in the Air (The Boy Sherlock Holmes) PDF

By Shane Peacock

After the harrowing event of wasting his mom whereas fixing a brutal homicide in London’s East finish, younger Sherlock Holmes commits himself to combating crime … and is quickly excited by one other case. whereas vacationing his father on the fabulous Crystal Palace, Sherlock stops to observe a awesome and hazardous trapeze functionality excessive above, framed through the beautiful glass ceiling of the mythical development. unexpectedly, the troupe’s celebrity is shedding, screaming and flailing, towards the ground. He lands with a sickening thud quite a few toes away, and rolls up nearly onto the boy’s boots. subconscious and bleeding profusely, his physique is grotesquely twisted. within the mayhem that follows, Sherlock notices whatever that not anyone else sees — whatever is amiss with the trapeze bar! He is aware that foul play is afoot. What he doesn’t recognize is that his discovery will placed him on a daunting, twisted path that ends up in a whole gang of infamous criminals. Wrapped within the attention-grabbing international of Victorian leisure, its harmful performances, and London’s darkish underworld, Death within the Air raises The Boy Sherlock Holmes to an entire new level.

Be certain to not pass over Eye of the Crow, The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His First Case.

From the Hardcover edition.

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