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The Felse Investigations Volume One: Fallen into the Pit, Death and the Joyful Woman, and Flight of a Witch (The Felse Investigations)

by Ellis Peters

From the author of the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, the first three mysteries in the Edgar Award–winning series about an English policeman and his son. In the English village of Comerford, just on the border of Wales, it’s Det. Sgt. George Felse’s duty to keep the peace—and keep his fourteen-year-old son, Dominic, out of harm’s way . . . Fallen into the Pit: The shadow of World War II still looms over the village of Comerford. Dominic finds the body of a German ex-prisoner of war and develops a dangerous interest in solving the case. “Hypnotically good.” —Boston Sunday Globe Death and the Joyful Woman: Dominic falls in love with an heiress who stands accused of bludgeoning a millionaire beer baron to death with a magnum of champagne. “Felse . . .is a fully-dimensioned character who plumbs the experiences of his personal life to understand his case.” —Publishers Weekly Flight of a Witch: Felse handles a strange case involving the disappearance of a local beauty, a fatal robbery, and witchcraft. “A tension-laden, consistently intriguing puzzle.” —Kirkus Reviews

The Mommie Dearest Collection: Two Memoirs of Survival

by Christina Crawford

Together in one volume for the first time: The harrowing #1 New York Times bestseller with a new preface, and its triumphant sequel. This volume includes two memoirs by Christina Crawford, recounting the abuse she endured as a child and her journey to recovery as an adult. Mommie Dearest: An unprecedented memoir of child abuse, Mommie Dearest also chipped away at the façade of Christina Crawford’s alcoholic abuser: her adoptive mother, movie star Joan Crawford. What transpired between a seemingly fortunate child of Hollywood and a controlling and desperate woman was an escalating nightmare and, for Christina, a fierce struggle for independence. This ebook features an exclusive new preface by the author, plus rare photographs from her personal collection and a revealing one hundred pages of material not found in the original manuscript. “A horror story that goes beyond showbiz scandal-mongering . . . Delivers an unexpected charge.” —The New York Times “Probably the most chilling account of a mother-daughter relationship ever to be put on paper.” —Los Angeles Times Survivor: Mommie Dearest cast a spotlight on the unspoken horrors of family violence, but the years following its publication tested Christina Crawford’s resilience in unexpected ways: a backlash intended to shame her, a film adaptation that compounded the trauma, alcoholism, divorce, and a stroke that left her paralyzed. Staying true to her fighting spirit, the author made a remarkable comeback. Survivor is more than a memoir of triumph over tragedy. For anyone who has suffered challenging despair, it is a spiritual roadmap to recovery, finding peace, and celebrating a fulfilling life. “One closes this fine, moving read with great respect for Christina Crawford.” —Kirkus Reviews

The Avenue: The Complete Series (The Avenue #2)

by R. F Delderfield

Between the wars, the lives of four neighboring English families intersect in this “highly recommended” saga by a New York Times–bestselling author (Sunday Express). Four English families’ hopes, dreams, and struggles are played out against a radically changing world. Living side by side on Manor Park Avenue as their neighborhood begins to recover from the Great War only to be pushed into a new one, these neighbors stick together through thick and thin. The Dreaming Suburb: In the spring of 1919, Sgt. Jim Carver arrives home to care for his seven children after the death of his wife. The Carvers’ neighbor Eunice Fraser has lost her husband and must now care for her son alone. Edith Clegg takes in lodgers and looks after her sister, Becky, whose mind has been shattered by a past trauma. And no one knows much about the mysterious Friths, who moved to the Avenue before the war. The Avenue Goes to War: Jim Carver dedicates himself to the war effort, but his eldest son, Archie, is having an illicit affair with a neighbor, threatening to undo all of his accomplishments. While Esther Frith lives a solitary life seemingly oblivious to the war going on outside, Harold Godbeer hates what the conflict is doing to his country. Living side by side as their neighborhood becomes a battleground, two generations of Manor Park Avenue must unite if they—and their way of life—are to survive during wartime.

Passion, Politics, and Everyday Activism: Collected Essays

by Gloria Steinem

Three New York Times–bestselling essay collections spanning the pioneering career of a legendary voice in the American feminist movement. Gloria Steinem has been a fierce and unapologetic advocate for women around the globe. Her words and actions have inspired generations of women to think differently about themselves and their roles in society. These three essay collections bring together Steinem’s most enduring work. Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions: As powerful and thought-provoking as when it was first published in 1987, this collection spans Steinem’s early years as a writer, including the controversial article documenting her undercover stint as a Playboy Bunny and the hilarious satire “If Men Could Menstruate.” Moving Beyond Words: In some of her most moving work, Steinem displays the full range of her intellectual agility and sly humor. In these rich and compelling essays, she challenges societal constructs of gender and race, freeing our understanding of wealth, strength, and aging from Freudianism and patriarchal thought. Revolution from Within: Steinem shares her journey toward achieving the inward development she discovers to be the necessary complement to external political change. An excellent introduction to one of the most important and influential figures of our era, this omnibus is a must-read for anyone interested in “the one woman who has told the truth about her life and ours” (Los Angeles Times).

Rainbow's End (The Felse Investigations #13)

by Ellis Peters

When the crushed body of the unpopular nouveau riche antiques magnate Arthur Rainbow is found in the local graveyard, it falls upon Superintendent George Felse to get to the bottom of the murder <P><P>The sleepy village of Middlehope is suddenly jerked into life by antiques mogul Arthur Rainbow. In a whirlwind of activity, he extravagantly refurbishes the manor house; joins the golf club, angling society, and arts council; and--in a ruthless coup--dislodges the old church organist to take over the position himself. But for all his reforming zeal, the Middlehope community rejects Rainbow. And when Rainbow's crushed body is found in the graveyard of Saint Eata's church, there is very little surprise or sorrow--but much speculation as to whom the murderer could be. After all, there are so many candidates--from his young, beautiful, flirtatious wife to the usurped organist and his mutinous choir. It falls upon Superintendent George Felse, newly promoted head of the Midshire CID, to solve this most perplexing murder case. Rainbow's End is the 13th book in the Felse Investigations, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

City of Gold and Shadows (The Felse Investigations #12)

by Ellis Peters

Detective Inspector George Felse investigates a death and a disappearance both linked to mystery whose roots go back to ancient Roman times <P><P> When archaeologist Alan Morris disappears in Turkey, his great-niece, Charlotte, regrets never having gotten to know him better. In an attempt to better understand him, Charlotte begins reading the books he wrote. One of them leads her to visit the Roman site of Aurae Phiala on the Welsh border--the last place her great-uncle worked before leaving for Turkey. But when Charlotte arrives, she finds more than just a few old stones... First there is a charming young man, coincidentally staying at the same hotel, who is very insistent on being her guide. Then a troublesome schoolboy disappears and a corpse is found. Detective Chief Inspector George Felse is called in to solve a case with origins in ancient Rome. City of Gold and Shadows is the 12th book in the Felse Investigations, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Death to the Landlords (The Felse Investigations #11)

by Ellis Peters

While on vacation in India, Dominic Felse investigates the violent deaths of two landowners Landlords are never popular, and there is little mourning when the greedy, ruthless Mahendralal Bakhle is blown up on his boat on the beautiful Periyar Lake. Suspicion falls on the boat-boy who died with him, but Dominic Felse, one of a party of young tourists visiting the landlord's game reserve, is not convinced of the boy's guilt. And when the party moves on to the next destination, the terror pursues all the way to the southernmost tip of India. The police blame local terrorists targeting wealthy landlords, but what would that have to do with a group of innocent travelers? To get to the bottom of this trail of violence, Dominic Felse must unravel a deadly Indian rope trick of hatred and murder. Death to the Landlords is the 11th book in the Felse Investigations, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

The Knocker on Death's Door (The Felse Investigations #10)

by Ellis Peters

When the late-Gothic, oak door is returned to its rightful place at Mottisham village church, there is a body to go with it <P><P>A news photographer is found dead at the threshold of the church of Saint Eata, his hand extended to the door's great cast-iron knocker. Surely it is not a coincidence when a second victim is discovered in eerily similar circumstances? Legend holds that sinners who seize the knocker have their hands burned by the cold iron, but Gerry Bracewell didn't die of burns, and neither did the second victim. Did they knock on death's door, or is a more down-to-earth killer at large? Detective Chief Inspector George Felse watched the ceremony to rededicate the door, but little did he know that he would be called back to Mottisham to investigate murder. . . . The Knocker on Death's Door is the 10th book in the Felse Investigations, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

The Eclectic 18: turbo articles, riveting reviews, inspiring life insights from unique books, movies, broadcasts, and race events critiqued in Radioactive Drag Racing News

by Phillip Gary Smith

What’s it like to be a maniac on a mission? From the worlds of performance engineering, product development, drag racing, auto racing and human creativity, go beyond with THE ECLECTIC 18. Learn tipping points key to the success of The Justice Brothers oil empire uncovered only here. Realize lessons from Funny Car NHRA pioneer John Force’s rise to racing supremacy and how his success - and failures - may improve your life. Discover the “Top Ten Tommy Teachings,” shocking ways to survive absolute terminal cancer from one driven competitor. Absorb how a car known as Big Noise II dominated a man’s life and a tragedy. What about “My First Car” of yours; how does it stack up against Hugh Hefner’s, Steve McQueen’s, and many others you will know? Just try to be as big and creative in your thinking as “TV Tommy Ivo, Drag Racing’s Master Showman.” Take to heart a real maniac on a mission: “Mickey Thompson, the Fast Life and Tragic Death of a Racing Legend.” Use these readings for their lessons in life, then apply them. Joyfully “Dance the Western Swing,” “Light the Dark,” plus recognize what happens when one doubles down in Vegas with nitro chips. Understand the spectacle resulting “When 10000 Horsepower Goes Wrong.” With THE ECLECTIC 18 you, too, may just be one of “The New Kids on the Winner’s Block” of life. Find deeper meanings and helpful insights on striving to succeed and becoming relevant that also entertains. “THE ECLECTIC 18 traded the safety of emotional equilibrium for their compulsion to unabashedly collide with life’s vicissitudes with unrelenting verve.” Jeff Kildahl, Ph.D., Creator and President, The Wholistic Edge®

Mourning Raga (The Felse Investigations #9)

by Ellis Peters

While escorting a young girl to meet her father in India, Dominic Felse and his girlfriend, Theodosia, find themselves embroiled in a mystery that swiftly and shockingly becomes a murder investigation <P><P>When his girlfriend's beautiful but erratic film-star mother, Chloe, calls to ask a favor, Dominic Felse fears the worst. But she makes the couple an offer they can't refuse: an all-expense-paid trip to India to escort Anjili Kumar, the fourteen-year-old daughter of Chloe's costar, to stay with her father while her mother is filming in England. But Dominic's fears are not unfounded, and they soon discover that traveling with the spoiled, precocious Anjili is no vacation--and the task of delivering her back to her family will be less than easy. For behind the colorful, smiling mask of India that tourists see, there is another country--remote, mysterious, and often shatteringly brutal. . . . Mourning Raga is the 9th book in the Felse Investigations, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

House of Green Turf (The Felse Investigations #8)

by Ellis Peters

When Maggie Tressider awakes after a car crash convinced she has committed murder, private investigator Francis Killian, along with George and Bunty Felse, attempts to unearth the secrets of Maggie's past <P><P>World-famous opera singer Maggie Tressider wakes up in a hospital after an accident, haunted by the certainty that she has committed a murder. Her doctor suggests that, with the help of a psychiatrist, she may be able to lay the nameless specter to rest. But Maggie chooses a very different expert to help her unearth the secrets of her past. Her commission launches private investigator Francis Killian on a hunt across Europe in search of a grave. But the trail also leads him to one Bunty Felse, a former colleague of Maggie's, and the wife of Inspector Felse. The successful end of Killian's search is only the beginning of a long pilgrimage--a journey that leads not only back into the past, but also to a remote corner of the Austrian Alps where death awaits. The House of Green Turf is the 8th book in the Felse Investigations, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Grass Widow's Tale (The Felse Investigations #7)

by Ellis Peters

After being ignored on her birthday by both her husband and son, Bunty Felse decides to visit a local pub. At the end of the evening she accepts a lift home from a morose young man who is convinced his life is over. And it may mean Bunty's life is over too. On the eve of her forty-first birthday, Bunty Felse is overcome with depression. The weather is dreary; her only child, Dominic, fails to call with birthday greetings; and her husband, George, arrives home only to announce that he has to leave for London immediately to attend to urgent police business. After almost twenty years as a detective's wife, Bunty doesn't protest or complain; she sends George off with a swiftly packed case. To shake off her black mood, Bunty goes out for a solitary evening walk. She stops at the local pub for a drink and accepts a lift home from a sad young man whose troubles draw her out of her own and makes her feel compelled to help him. But as soon as the car door closes, the driver reveals a dark secret that could lead them both to early graves. Will she manage to escape the mysterious fugitive before it's too late? The Grass Widow's Tale is the 7th book in the Felse Investigations, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Black is the Colour of My True Love's Heart (The Felse Investigations #6)

by Ellis Peters

Detective Inspector George Felse is called upon to investigate the disappearance of two members of a musical gathering Singers and musicians are gathered for a weekend course in folk music at the impressive neo-Gothic country mansion Follymead. Most come only to sing or to listen, but one or two have nonmusical scores to settle. When brilliantly talented Liri Palmer sings "Black, black, black is the colour of my true-love's heart," she clearly has a message for someone in the audience. And as passions run high, there is murder brewing at Follymead. Among the music students are Dominic Felse and his girlfriend, Theodosia. When not one, but two, members of the group go missing from the hall, Dominic calls upon his father, Detective Inspector George Felse, to help him solve this most perplexing mystery. Black Is the Colour of My True Love's Heart is the 6th book in the Felse Investigations, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

The Piper on the Mountain (The Felse Investigations #5)

by Ellis Peters

When Herbert Terrell falls off a mountain during his annual climbing holiday in in Czechoslovakia, accidental death seems the inevitable verdict, but Terrell's young stepdaughter Theodosia is not convinced <P><P>Theodosia Barber had been planning to spend her summer vacation in Europe in any case, so what could be simpler than persuading her travel companions to make a minor detour to the scene of the crime? Bewitched by Theodosia's beautiful brown eyes and blissfully unaware of her real motives, Dominic Felse cannot refuse her plea for a change of plan. And he's certainly not prepared for their innocent touring holiday to become a murder investigation, with Theodosia in grave danger of becoming another unlikely victim. . . . The Piper on the Mountain is the 5th book in the Felse Investigations, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

A Nice Derangement of Epitaphs (The Felse Investigations #4)

by Ellis Peters

When an old grave reveals two bodies, neither of which belong to the man named on the tombstone, Detective Inspector George Felse is once again called upon to investigate <P><P>While on a seaside vacation in Cornwall with his son, Dominic, Detective Inspector George Felse can't help but investigate a dark mystery of smuggling, missing bodies, and murder. Jan Treverra was a legendary Cornish poet and smuggler who died two centuries ago. But when local scholar Simon Towne arranges to open Treverra's grave in search of his long-lost literary legacy, the tomb yields two dead bodies . . . and neither one is the body of Jan Treverra. In this derelict seashore graveyard, Felse uncovers a trail of violence in Maymouth's history that casts shadows centuries long. . . . A Nice Derangement of Epitaphs is the 4th book in the Felse Investigations, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Flight of a Witch: Fallen Into The Pit, Death And The Joyful Woman, And Flight Of A Witch (The Felse Investigations #3)

by Ellis Peters

When Tom Kenyon's investigation into the disappearance of a young girl is linked to Detective Inspector Felse's inquiry into a death, the subsequent search takes the two men along a trail of betrayal, robbery, and murder to a deadly confrontation among the ancient stones of Hallowmount <P><P> Annet Beck is hauntingly beautiful, which worries her parents so much that they guard her as closely as a prisoner . . . until the rainy Thursday in October when she disappears. Annet is last seen vanishing over the crest of the eerie Hallowmount, a hill said to be the abode of witches. Five days later, she mysteriously reappears, claiming that she was only gone for two hours. Enchanted by her beauty, Annet's parents' lodger Tom Kenyon is determined to find the explanation for her disappearance: Could it be deceit, amnesia, or witchcraft? Tom's amateur investigations lead to nowhere until Detective Inspector George Felse finds cause to connect those missing five days with his inquiry into a death. Flight of a Witch is the 3rd book in the Felse Investigations, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Death and the Joyful Woman: Fallen Into The Pit, Death And The Joyful Woman, And Flight Of A Witch (The Felse Investigations #2)

by Ellis Peters

When the woman he loves is accused of murder, Dominic Felse sets out to find the true culprit<P><P> Is a vulgarity ground for murder? Alfred Armiger had antagonized many with his greed and crass acquisitiveness. So when the ruthless beer baron is discovered dead, his head beaten in by a magnum of champagne, there is no shortage of suspects.<P> All of Comerford is shocked when Detective George Felse arrests Kitty Norris, the daughter of a rival beer baron, the last person to see Armiger alive, and the main beneficiary of his will. But Kitty, charming and popular, has an unexpected advocate in Felse’s young son, Dominic, who has fallen in love with her. Passionately convinced of Kitty’s innocence, Dominic sets out to find the true culprit, a hazardous undertaking that could cost him his life.<P> Death and the Joyful Woman is the 2nd book in the Felse Investigations, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.<P> Edgar Allen Poe Award Winner

Fallen Into the Pit: Fallen Into The Pit, Death And The Joyful Woman, And Flight Of A Witch (The Felse Investigations #1)

by Ellis Peters

When an obnoxious Nazi landworker is murdered in the small village of Comerford, Sergeant George Felse faces one of the toughest investigations of his career <P><P>It is 1952, and the shadow of World War II still lies over the green fields of the small village of Comerford on the Welsh borders. When ex-prisoner of war Helmut Schauffler is murdered, local policeman Sergeant George Felse has his work cut out: Schauffler was Nazi to the core and the majority of the villagers had good reason to despise him. Sergeant Felse's fourteen-year-old son, Dominic--who found Schauffler's body in a shallow brook--is fascinated by the case. Much to his father's disapproval, he resolves to find the murderer--a decision that places his own life in great danger. . . . Fallen Into the Pit is the 1st book in the Felse Investigations, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Time and Again: Good Night, Mr. James And Other Stories; Time And Again; And Way Station (The\works Of Clifford D. Simak Ser.)

by Clifford D. Simak

After twenty years, a vanished space voyager returns to Earth bearing a dangerous truth that will alter the universe in this powerful, thought-provoking science fiction classic from one of the Golden Age greats Twenty years ago, Asher Sutton vanished somewhere in the star system 61 Cygni, an inaccessible corner of the universe that humankind has thus far been unable to explore. Now Asher has returned to Earth, having impossibly survived catastrophic damage to his spacecraft. But the star-traveler is not the same man he was when he began his journey two decades earlier. He is, in fact, no longer completely human. And he isn't alone. But he has a message to convey that could have reality-altering consequences for the human galaxy-conquerors who consider themselves almost gods, and for the nearly human androids they create, enslave, and oppress. It is Asher's destiny to change everything. His mission has made him a hero to some, a pariah to others--and a target for determined time-traveling assassins from the future whose mission it is to silence him at all costs before everything they cherish is obliterated. A true science fiction visionary, SFWA Grand Master Clifford D. Simak infused thrilling stories of time travel, space exploration, artificial intelligence, and alien contact with powerful, thought-provoking ideas. An enthralling masterwork of speculative fiction that astonishes while exploring humanity in all its disparate aspects, Time and Again can be counted among the prolific, multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author's most brilliantly imagined and successfully realized creations.

Speed Dating the Boss (Cowboys and Angels #1)

by Sue Brown

Cowboys and Angels: Book OneWill a mix of privilege and blue collar be a recipe for love… or disaster? Dan’s pretty satisfied with his job at the working-class bar Cowboys and Angels. He enjoys his simple life, his apartment, and his cat, but he could do without the fights that break out in the bar, his boss’s meddling daughter, Ariel… oh, and a brutal, unrequited crush on his straight alpha boss, Gideon. When Dan’s friend prepares to tie the knot, everyone insists that Dan needs a date for the wedding. Before he can protest, Ariel arranges a gay speed-dating event at the bar with Gideon as a participant. The unforeseen revelation that Gideon is bisexual raises Dan’s hopes, especially when Gideon announces that he wants to accompany Dan to the wedding. Could Gideon really be interested in Dan? When Dan needs someone most, Gideon offers his unconditional support, and with genuine commitment, he shows Dan the kind of man he really is. Teaming up to save the wedding from a hungover groom and intolerant parents, can Gideon convince Dan they’re the best match since beer and pizza?

All Flesh Is Grass

by Clifford D. Simak

Tensions rise and terror runs rampant when the residents of a small town are trapped within the confines of their village by an invasive force from an alternate dimension Nothing much ever happens in Millville, a small, secluded Middle-American community--until the day Brad Carter discovers he is unable to leave. It's not just the nearly bankrupt real estate agent who's being held prisoner; every other resident is also being confined within the town's boundaries by an invisible force field that cannot be breached. As local tensions rapidly reach breaking point, a set of bizarre circumstances leads Brad to the source of their captivity, making him humanity's reluctant ambassador to an alien race of sentient flora, and privy to these jailers' ultimate intentions. But some of Millville's most powerful citizens don't take kindly to Carter's "collaboration with the enemy," even under the sudden threat of global apocalypse. Decades before Stephen King trapped an entire town in Under the Dome, science fiction Grand Master Clifford D. Simak explored the shocking effects of communal captivity on an unsuspecting population. Nominated for the Nebula Award, All Flesh Is Grass is a riveting masterwork that brilliantly reinvents the alien invasion story.

The Werewolf Principle

by Clifford D. Simak

His body hosting a pair of strange alien presences, an amnesiac space traveler returns home to an unrecognizable Earth Many centuries in the future, a two-hundred-year-old man is discovered hibernating in a space capsule orbiting a distant star. Transported back to his home planet, Andrew Blake awakens to an Earth he does not recognize--a world of flying cars and sentient floating houses--with no memory whatsoever of his history or purpose. But he has not returned alone. The last survivor of a radical experiment abandoned more than a century earlier, Blake was genetically altered to be able to adapt to extreme alien environments, and now he can sense other presences inhabiting his mind and body. One is a biological computer of astonishing power; the other is a powerful creature akin to a large wolf. And Blake is definitely not the one in control. With his sanity hanging in the balance, Blake's only option is to set out in frantic pursuit of his past, the truth, his destiny--and quite possibly the fate of humankind. A bravura demonstration of unparalleled imagination, intelligence, and heart, The Werewolf Principle addresses weighty issues of genetic manipulation that are as relevant today as when the novel first appeared in print. One of the all-time best and brightest in speculative fiction, Grand Master Clifford D. Simak offers a moving, stunning, witty, and thought-provoking exploration of what it means to be human.

Dragons on the Sea of Night (The Sunset Warrior Cycle #5)

by Eric Van Lustbader

In the continuation of the epic Sunset Warrior fantasy series, a man-god rises once more to confront a fearsome and unstoppable evil in a savage world where nothing is as it seems Once he was but a man named Ronin. Trained as a swordsman, endowed with breathtaking skill, he was not destined merely to live and then die in a doomed city beneath a frozen world. Many years have passed since he first ventured into the void. Now he possesses powers beyond all imagining--godlike abilities both marvelous and terrible. Now he is revered and feared as savior and avenger, the tamer of monstrous beasts, the destroyer of the dark angel of Chaos--and dearly loved by his devoted bond-brother, Moichi Annai-Nin, and the beautiful, enigmatic, and lethal Chiisai. Now he is Dai-San, the Sunset Warrior. Gone are the days of fire, ice, and necromancy, and yet there are grave perils in this world of illusion--and enemies, once defeated, who seek a way back to this plane, driven by an insatiable need for vengeance. For Chaos must again have its day, and no power in the universe can prevent its terrible reemergence--not even the might of the Sunset Warrior.In the fifth novel of the Sunset Warrior Cycle--an ingenious blending of fantasy, technology, spirit, and swordplay--bestselling author Eric Van Lustbader brings back to life some of the most beloved characters in fantastic literature in a story of danger, loyalty, fate, and friendship. The legend of the Dai-San grows ever stronger as the action-packed epic tale continues.

Beneath an Opal Moon (The Sunset Warrior Cycle #4)

by Eric Van Lustbader

A navigator joins forces with a female warrior to avenge a murder and save a princess in a fantastic world of madness and magicHome is calling to Moichi Annai-Nin the navigator, oath-brother to the great Dai-San. But a series of horrific deaths in Sha'angh'sei have tied him indefinitely to this land, and justice must be served before he can set sail for the place where his heart truly dwells. A strange destiny awaits Moichi at the Circus of Souls--a treasure and a curse beyond all imagining--as he joins forces with Chiisai, the bewitching and beautiful Bujun warrior, on a perilous enterprise of rescue and vengeance that will carry them both to the ends of the world. For beyond all human boundaries, in the mysterious land of the opal moon, an unthinkable evil is on the rise--and a mad sorceress will not rest until she gains the awesome power to unleash nightmares on the earth.Beneath an Opal Moon is the fourth book in bestselling author Eric Van Lustbader's acclaimed Sunset Warrior Cycle, an epic adventure that unfolds in a remarkable fantasy world forever transformed by world-shattering disaster. An ingenious literary invention that boldly transcends genre borders, this is a breathtaking tale of honor and duty, spirit and sorcery, murder and madness.

The Green Gauntlet (A Horseman Riding By #3)

by R. F. Delderfield

R. F. Delderfield concludes his bestselling A Horseman Riding By saga of twentieth-century England with a novel that follows the Craddock family through the end of World War II and the challenges of a new eraPaul Craddock's village in rural Devon has endured despite the heartbreak and sorrows of war. The landowner and his family have also known their share of loss. But now, as England struggles to rebuild in the aftermath of World War II, he and his wife, Claire, and their children confront new perils. With his livelihood threatened by emerging property laws and his family divided over the future of his beloved Shallowford estate, Craddock struggles to preserve his legacy. For his sons and daughter, the fifties and sixties will be a time of discovery and change that will resonate in the lives of their own children. The final novel in Delderfield's magnificent trilogy pays tribute to the courage and unflagging optimism of British villagers trying to keep step with modern times even as they cling to the traditions of a bygone world.The Green Gauntlet is the third novel in R. F. Delderfield's saga A Horseman Riding By, which begins with Long Summer Day and continues with Post of Honour.

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