Category: Fiction

The Barbed Crown: An Ethan Gage Adventure (Ethan Gage Adventures)

By William Dietrich

In The Barbed Crown, the 6th story of rogue and adventurer Ethan Gage through William Dietrich, our hero returns to Paris and London. opposed to a heritage of imperial pomp and the collection clouds of battle, Gage plots revenge on Napoleon Bonaparte for the kidnap of his son.

Paris, the “City of Lights,” shines – yet along its attractiveness is excellent squalor. Heroic patriotism rubs opposed to suggest ambition, whereas grand method and back-alley conspiracy are by no means some distance apart.

While Ethan spies at the French court docket, his spouse, Astiza, works to sabotage Napoleon’s coronation utilizing the Crown of Thorns, a mythical relic stated to have come from the Crucifixion itself. but if Napoleon is topped still, they flee to England.

At Walmer fort at the English coast, Gage joins a bold crusade via Smith, Fulton, rocket inventor William Congreve and smuggler Tom Johnstone to halt Napoleon’s meant invasion of britain – a crusade which leads Ethan to take a task within the conflict of Trafalgar itself…

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The Cylons' Secret: Battlestar Galactica 2

By Craig Shaw Gardner

Sometimes no information is undesirable information.

It's been two decades because the finish of the Cylon battle. The twelve human colony worlds are rebuilding, and the Cylons . . . the Cylons were simply too quiet. they're nowhere to be chanced on. The robot race that attempted to obliterate their creators has long past to elements unknown in deep space.

The aftermath of the battle has created a brand new, unlawful occupation: scavenger. Tom Zarek is one, scouring the outer settlements for worthy Cylon applied sciences and artifacts and customarily returning empty-handed. yet now, he and the staff of the Cruiser Lightning have stumbled on the Omega Station, a systematic station shrouded in secrecy past the sting of charted house. this can be it, the massive rating, other than anything is wrong…the base remains to be occupied, no longer by way of people on my own; through Cylons too!

The Battlestar Galactica, one of many oldest warships within the fleet, gets the Lightning's misery name, a cryptic one-word message: "Cylons." William Adama, newly promoted to second-in-command, is concerned. so much of his team are eco-friendly, new recruits, now not ready for something however the so much regimen missions. And, as Adama quickly discovers, this challenge is whatever yet regimen. Omega is certainly filled with Cylons, but additionally anything even more nerve-racking . . .

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Liquidate Paris (Sven Hassel War Classics)

I had a grenade in my hand. So, doubtless, did the English deepest. I tore out the pin with my enamel. Lay there and counted. Twenty-one, twenty-two, twenty-three, twenty-four...

It is Hitler's final likelihood to save lots of the 3rd Reich...

Millions of Allied troops have landed in Normandy.

The orders are transparent: Sven and his comrades, hardened by means of a savage struggle that has led them from the bloody steppes of the Russian entrance, to the slopes of Monte Cassino, are ordered to withdraw to Strasbourg and damage Paris at the way...

LIQUIDATE PARIS indicates the eruption of the second one international struggle in its such a lot brutal and vicious section, as allied troops develop upon Paris and the penal regiment retreat.

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What Is Left the Daughter

By Howard Norman

Howard Norman, broadly considered as certainly one of this country’s most interesting novelists, returns to the enchanting fictional terrain of his significant books—The chook Artist, The Museum Guard, and The Haunting of L—in this erotically charged and morally advanced tale.

Seventeen-year-old Wyatt Hillyer is abruptly orphaned whilst his mom and dad, inside hours of one another, leap off varied bridges—the results of their separate involvements with an identical compelling neighbor, a Halifax switchboard operator and aspiring actress. The suicides reason Wyatt to maneuver to small-town heart financial system to dwell along with his uncle, aunt, and ravishing cousin Tilda.

Setting in movement the novel’s chain of life-altering passions and the wartime perfidy at its middle is the arriving of the German scholar Hans Mohring, sporting just a satchel. genuine old incidents—including a German U-boat’s sinking of the Nova Scotia–Newfoundland ferry Caribou, on which Aunt Constance Hillyer may perhaps or may not be traveling—lend severe narrative strength to Norman’s uncannily layered tale.

Wyatt’s account of the astonishing—not least to him— occasions major as much as his fathering of a cherished daughter spills out twenty-one years later. It’s a confession that speaks profoundly of the mysteries of human personality in wartime and is directed, with either melancholy and desire, to an viewers of 1.

An completely stirring novel. this can be Howard Norman at his celebrated best.

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Bloodstar: Star Corpsman: Book One (Star Corpsman Series)

By Ian Douglas

Together with his history, Legacy, and Inheritance trilogies, New York Times bestselling writer Ian Douglas validated himself as one of many actual masters of army sf—sharing middle degree with such authors as Rick Shelley, John Ringo, David Sherman, and Dan Cragg in a wildly renowned sub-genre of technological know-how fiction that incorporates such enduring classics as The perpetually War by means of Joe Haldeman and Robert Heinlein’s Starship Troopers. Now, with Bloodstar, Douglas kicks off his new sequence, famous person Corpsman, with a bang, concentrating on the elite devices of recon Marines and S/R Corpsmen who infiltrate alien worlds sooner than significant planetary invasions to collect intelligence on either the neighborhood setting and at the psychology and biology of the enemy. In Bloodstar  Ian Douglas includes readers once again around the gigantic galaxy, light-years from Earth, and into the hearth and terror of destiny warfare.

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Privateers (The Grand Tour, Book 2)

By Ben Bova

The United States Has Ceded The Heavens To The Tyrants -- And The Renegades.
The U.S. has deserted its quest for the celebs, and an outdated enemy has moved in to fill the void. the aptitude wealth of the universe is now in malevolent fingers. insurgent billionaire Dan Randolph -- possessor of the biggest privately owned corporation in area -- intends to weaken the stranglehold the recent despotic masters of the sun approach have at the profitable ore undefined. but if the mineral-rich asteroid he units in orbit round the Earth is commandeered by way of the enemy, and his unarmed staff are slaughtered in chilly blood, the process Randolph's lifestyles is modified endlessly. Now cataclysm is geared toward the uncovered center of the United States -- a possible disaster that Randolph himself inadvertently set in movement. And the maverick entrepreneur needs to use his abilities, crafty, and immense assets to strike out at his foes not easy, speedy and with ruthless precision -- and put on proudly the mantle that destiny thrust upon him: space pirate!

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Eerementar Gerade: Flag of Bluesky, Volume 6

By Mayumi Azuma

Fuajarl and Rumburum have lengthy been competitors because the dominant symbols of The Elbas continent. take into account that, whilst Achea, the Princess of Fuajarl, arrives in Rumburum to invite their king for help, she's met with a bit friction.

However, all that's immediately forgotten as Filo, human Edel Raids, assault Rumburum's royal relatives. because the moon is swallowed through the darkness, Achea is left with one ultimate determination to make and it turns into this sort of heavy burden.

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Tuf Voyaging

By George R. R. Martin

Long ahead of A video game of Thrones turned a global phenomenon, no 1 New York Times bestselling writer George R. R. Martin had taken his unswerving readers around the cosmos. Now again in print after nearly ten years, Tuf Voyaging is the tale of quirky and endearing Haviland Tuf, an not likely hero simply attempting to do correct through the galaxy, one planet at a time.
 
Haviland Tuf is a good space-trader who likes cats. So how is it that, in festival with the worst villains the universe has to provide, he’s develop into the proud proprietor of a seedship, the final remnant of Earth’s mythical Ecological Engineering Corps? by no means brain; simply be grateful that the main robust weapon in human area is in stable hands—hands which now have the godlike skill to manage the genetic fabric of millions of outlandish creatures.
 
Armed with this distinctive apparatus, Tuf is decided to take on the issues that human settlers have created in colonizing far-flung worlds: hosts of opposed monsters, a inhabitants addicted to procreation, a dictator who unleashes plagues to get his personal means . . . and in each case, the single factor that stands among the colonists and catastrophe is Tuf’s ingenuity—and his attractiveness as a guy of integrity in a universe of rogues.
 
“A wealthy combination of event, humor, compassion and the entire different issues that make being human worthwhile.”—Analog
 
“A new aspect of Martin’s manysided talent.”—Asimov’s

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Alice I Have Been: A Novel (Random House Reader's Circle)

By Melanie Benjamin

Half love tale, half literary secret, Melanie Benjamin’s spellbinding ancient novel leads readers on an unforgettable trip down the rabbit gap, to inform the tale of a girl whose personal lifestyles turned the stuff of legend. Her identify is Alice Liddell Hargreaves, yet to the area she’ll regularly be recognized easily as “Alice,” the woman who the White Rabbit right into a wonderland of Mad Hatters, Queens of Hearts, and Cheshire Cats. Now, nearing her eighty-first birthday, she seems again on a lifetime of severe ardour, nice privilege, and bigger tragedy. First as a tender girl, then as a spouse, mom, and widow, she’ll event adventures the likes of which now not even her fictional counterpart may have imagined. but from glittering balls and royal romances to a global plunged into struggle, she’ll continually be a similar made up our minds, undaunted Alice who, at ten years previous, prompt a shy, stuttering Oxford professor to write considered one of his fanciful tales, hence altering her existence forever.

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