A lady desiring vengeance seeks a highwayman’s help in this tale by an author whose novels are “the gold standard in historical romance” (Lisa Kleypas). Lady Leigh Strachan’s father governed the town of Felchester—until a religious zealot murdered her family and turned the village into hell on Earth. Now, there is room in her heart for only one thing: revenge. Leigh plans to kill her father’s murderer once she learns to aim a pistol, slash a sword, and ride a horse. She seeks out the Prince of Midnight, a legendary highwayman exiled to France, as her choice of tutors. But the man she finds in a crumbling French castle is no hero. Half deaf and suffering from vertigo, S. T. Maitland can scarcely walk, much less wield a sword atop a dancing stallion. Yet for reasons she can’t explain, she remains with him, steeling her heart against the sight of his gold-streaked hair, green eyes, and brows adorned with a devilish curl at the arch . . . Women mean nothing but trouble to the highwayman, so he wishes Leigh were less alluring. Alas, she is beautiful, with a piercing gaze and a determined spirit. Despite his broken balance, the loss of his horse, and the price on his head, he vows to return to England with her. He cannot resist the challenge—or the chance to sacrifice everything for love . . . The New York Times–bestselling author of Flowers from the Storm and Shadowheart, Laura Kinsale writes an “unfailingly brilliant and beautiful” romance (Julia Quinn).
An orphan girl. A dark and twisted kingdom. An ongoing shadow war resulting in enslaved fairies. This is the world of Cinder. A world where a girl like her can be sold to be human prey for a ritualistic hunt. But on this night, even the predators might have something to fear. On this night, even a royal prince might find himself trapped by the expectations of the Dark King...and a girl like no other. Don't miss this fairy tale thriller by the world-wide bestselling author Susan EE.
The action-packed, heart-wrenching and fantastically addictive sequel to Sarah J. Maas's epic YA fantasy debut THRONE OF GLASS. Eighteen-year-old Celaena Sardothien is bold, daring and beautiful – the perfect seductress and the greatest assassin her world has ever known. But though she won the King's contest and became his champion, Celaena has been granted neither her liberty nor the freedom to follow her heart. Celaena faces a choice that is tearing her to pieces: kill in cold blood for a man she hates, or risk sentencing those she loves to death. Celaena must decide what she will fight for: survival, love or the future of a kingdom. Because an assassin cannot have it all ... And trying to may just destroy her.
The elves of Waters Edge have set upon the world of men to find Legna and make him pay for the treason against his own kin; though they are not the only ones to have breached the pools into the human world. As more prophecies come to light, there are also more surprises as the small Elvin party A'lior is leading align themselves with the humans. It is the only way to win against King Errin who now possesses the black stone of Dalbhach; and as is the stone's nature, the human king has also fallen to its call in the form of a green dragon. When the battles converge on both worlds, the chosen one is finally revealed atop the thousand steps and it's not what the elves expected. The One with blood still pure is the only one who can wield the blood-sword of a blue dragon forged by the blue flame. How had the Elvin child been hidden for so long? And who are the other elves that have lived among men that now come to their rescue? Death waits for many...and yet Death itself will fail."
London, 1925. Glamorous medium Gloria Sutter made her fortune helping the bereaved contact loved ones killed during the Great War. Now she's been murdered at one of her own séances, after leaving a message requesting the help of her former friend and sole rival, Ellie Winter. Ellie doesn't contact the dead—at least, not anymore. She specializes in miraculously finding lost items. Still, she can't refuse the final request of the only other true psychic she has known. Now Ellie must delve into Gloria's secrets and plunge back into the world of hucksters, lowlifes, and fakes. Worse, she cannot shake the attentions of handsome James Hawley, a damaged war veteran who has dedicated himself to debunking psychics. As Ellie and James uncover the sinister mysteries of Gloria's life and death, Ellie is tormented by nightmarish visions that herald the grisly murders of those in Gloria's circle. And as Ellie’s uneasy partnership with James turns dangerously intimate, an insidious evil force begins to undermine their quest for clues, a force determined to bury the truth, and whoever seeks to expose it... From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Prince of Rockport Synopsis He escaped from the confines of an obscure orphanage in the North of Wales at the age of thirteen. He had been held there as a virtual prisoner for as long as he could remember. After making his way South to Cardiff, he was able to sign on to a deep water ship as cabin boy and his future seemed more secure. In his mid twenties he had achieved his Master Mariners papers and a life that had become well ordered and successful. After years of battling the monsters of his past he was finally able to force them firmly behind him. They were buried forever, or so he thought, until an arranged meeting with a retired bishop at St. Teilos Church in Cardiff. On the very eve of his departure for Nova Scotia to take command of a new vessel from the Mackay Shipyard, the mysterious bishop revealed to him the startling details of his past. The scandal of the young Prince of Wales, and the royal cover-up of the events at the British military encampment at the Curragh. When the young Captain Theophilus Harris arrived at Rockport Nova Scotia in May of 1887, he stepped into the complicated world of Cornelius MacKay, his daughter Annie, and the ghosts from their pasts. Theo knew that he had three distinct life changing courses which he must follow. He must see his vessel and cargo to the completion of her maiden voyage to the orient and back to New York, and he must, as directed by the Bishop, visit an elderly woman in a flat above H. Griffiths store at 72 Pool Street in Caernarvon Wales. Amy Thurston, if she was still alive, held the keys and the relics of his improbable past. Then he must, with all haste, return to Rockport and to Annie. But would she wait for him?
Release on 2002-01-28 | by Heinrich von Kleist,Neil Bartlett
Author: Heinrich von Kleist,Neil Bartlett
Pubpsher: Oberon Books
Tell me, please - is this a dream?' The night before he leads his troops into battle, the prince of Homburg strips off his uniform and goes sleepwalking. Moonstruck, his mind races with a young man's fantasies - love, ambition and victory. But when the morning comes, a single reckless act of disobediance sets in motion a chain of events that leads inexorable to the one thing he never dreamt would happen; his own death. Heinrich von Kleist is one of the most enigmatic figures in theatre history. Driven to suicide at the age of 34, he left behind him seven extraordinary plays. Unperformed during his own lifetime, The Prince of Homburg is now regarded as von Kleist's masterpiece and is one of the most mysterious and beautiful plays of the nineteenth century. Neil Bartlett's production opened at the RSC Stratford in January 2002, and transferred to the Lyric Theatre.
Release on 2012-02-09 | by Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick Ernest Whitton
Author: Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick Ernest Whitton
Pubpsher: Andrews UK Limited
Volume 2 of 2. 'The Great War and the disbandment of the regiment' is a substantial record of service in many theatres of the war, in which the regiment's battalions saw service from the war’s outbreak in 1914 - taking part in the first battle of the Aisne and the 'Race to the Sea' - through 1915 when it was in the Ypres Salient and also participated in the ill-fated Gallipoli expedition and in Macedonia. In 1916 io took part in the Battle of the Somme - but was also employed in suppressing the Irish repubican Easter Rising in Dublin. 1917 saw the regiment in action in Egypt and the Palestine campaign, as well as Canada’s famous capture of Vimy Ridge on the western front. The end of the year brought the gruelling battles of Passchendaele and Cambrai. In 1918 the regiment withstood the German Spring offensives, before taking part in the victorious allied advance which led to the armistice. Prior to its disbanding in 1922, the regiment was stationed in the occupied Rhineland, in India and was on peac-keeping duties in Silesia, disputed btweeen Germany and Poland. This is a meaty history, which will interest anyone curious about Canada’s colonial regiments, and their role in the Great War. Volume II has eight illustrations and fourteen maps. Both volumes come with an index.
Barely eighteen years old and a high school dropout, Prince Hakim Jenkins leads a gangster lifestyle and is headed for trouble on the streets of New York. Facing violent felony charges and forced to flee from the police, Prince finds his future calling in a most unusual place. Blessed with an unusual gift for working with computers, he turns his strength into a business. Every hustler dreams of being rich, but Prince is not the average, everyday hustler. Hes a computer hackeran unauthorized user accessing data to steal or corrupt, doing whatever he needs to gain something from the unauthorized virtual break-in. Hes a hustler and gangsta who takes what he learned from the streets of New York, and mixes it with white-collar crime in the computer world, making him the Prince of Pentium. Based on true events, The Prince of Pentium follows Jenkins through a period of ten years as hes transformed from a poor, low-class hustler into a genius hacking thug, engaging in high-tech, organized crime.