Tarnished Empire

Tarnished Empire
Author: Danielle L. Jensen
Publsiher: Context Literary Agency LLC
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2021-01-26
ISBN 10: 1735988219
ISBN 13: 9781735988214
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tarnished Empire Book Review:

DEFIANCE IS TREASON. TREASON IS DEATH. A siege is laid against the last resistance to the Senate’s rule. As the battle rages, a commander, a soldier, and a rebel will decide how far they are willing to go for victory. THE COMMANDER Marcus is forced to choose between destroying the rebel forces and liberating his legion. He must face the true cost of being a leader. And an oppressor. THE SOLDIER Agrippa sets his sights on glory to fill the deepening void within him. He discovers that the price of fame might not just be paid in blood, it might be paid by his heart. THE REBEL Silvara joins the rebel forces to fight against the legions who would see her family dead. While she dreams of being a warrior, she finds her sharpest weapon is seduction. But to defeat the Empire, she’ll have to betray the young man who now has her heart. Inspired by the harsh world of ancient Rome, readers are obsessed with this martial tale of fiery romance, friendship, and enmity. Told from three points of view, TARNISHED EMPIRE is filled with twists you’ll never see coming but will keep you turning the pages all night. TARNISHED EMPIRE is set in the world of Danielle L. Jensen’s DARK SHORES. But readers new to the world can begin here.

Tarnished Empire

Tarnished Empire
Author: Ava Harrison
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-09-10
ISBN 10: 9781734835519
ISBN 13: 1734835516
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tarnished Empire Book Review:

Dark Skies

Dark Skies
Author: Danielle L. Jensen
Publsiher: Tor Teen
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2020-05-05
ISBN 10: 1250317754
ISBN 13: 9781250317759
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dark Skies Book Review:

Unwanted betrothals, assassination attempts, and a battle for the crown converge in Danielle L. Jensen's Dark Skies, a new series starter set in the universe of the YA fantasy Sarah J. Maas called "everything I look for in a fantasy novel." Now a Kirkus Best Book of 2020! A RUNAWAY WITH A HIDDEN PAST Lydia is a scholar, but books are her downfall when she meddles in the plots of the most powerful man in the Celendor Empire. Her life in danger, she flees west to the far side of the Endless Seas and finds herself entangled in a foreign war where her burgeoning powers are sought by both sides. A COMMANDER IN DISGRACE Killian is Marked by the God of War, but his gifts fail him when the realm under the dominion of the Corrupter invades Mudamora. Disgraced, he swears his sword to the kingdom’s only hope: the crown princess. But the choice sees him caught up in a web of political intrigue that will put his oath – and his heart – to the test. A KINGDOM UNDER SIEGE With Mudamora falling beneath the armies of the Corrupter, Lydia and Killian strike a bargain to save those they love most—but it is a bargain with unintended and disastrous consequences. Truths are revealed, birthrights claimed, and loyalties questioned—all while a menace deadlier and more far-reaching than they realize sweeps across the world. Readers may read either Dark Shores or Dark Skies first! Suggested series reading order: 1. Dark Skies or Dark Shores 2. Dark Shores or Dark Skies 3. Gilded Serpent (coming spring 2021) At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Stolen Songbird

Stolen Songbird
Author: Danielle L. Jensen
Publsiher: Watkins Media Limited
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2014-04-01
ISBN 10: 1908844973
ISBN 13: 9781908844972
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stolen Songbird Book Review:

USA Today bestseller For five centuries, a witch’s curse has bound the trolls to their city beneath the ruins of Forsaken Mountain—time enough for their nefarious magic to fade from human memory and into myth. But a prophecy has spoken of a union that will set the trolls free, and when Cécile de Troyes is taken beneath the mountain, she learns there is far more to the myth than she could have imagined. Cécile has only one thing on her mind after she is brought to Trollus: escape. But if she is to succeed, she must bide her time and find a way to outsmart the clever, fast, and inhumanly strong trolls that hold her captive. But while awaiting the perfect opportunity, Cécile unexpectedly falls for the enigmatic troll prince to whom she has been bonded and married. Their love gradually changes her perspective, opening her heart to new friends and opening her eyes to the hardships of the enslaved half-troll, half-human creatures of Trollus. As rebellion brews and the political games of Trollus escalate, Cécile becomes more than a trapped father’s daughter. She becomes a princess, a witch, and the hope of a people—someone who has the power to change Trollus forever.

The Boi of Feather and Steel

The Boi of Feather and Steel
Author: Adan Jerreat-Poole
Publsiher: Dundurn
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2021-05-25
ISBN 10: 1459746864
ISBN 13: 9781459746862
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boi of Feather and Steel Book Review:

The thrilling sequel to the queer witchy fantasy The Girl of Hawthorn and Glass. After stealing the Heart of a magical world with the help of a supernatural assassin, Tav discovers that they can’t just see magic — they know how to use it. Returning to the human City of Ghosts, Tav, Eli, and Cam race to heal the wounds in the veil between worlds before the Earth’s lifeforce is drained by the tyrannical Witch Lord ... and Eli’s new Heart-infused body falls apart. Meanwhile, in the City of Eyes, Kite has joined forces with the bloodthirsty childwitch Clytemnestra, and together they are raising an army to overthrow the world-eating Coven. With blood and magic spilled on both sides, who will survive?

The Bridge Kingdom second Edition

The Bridge Kingdom  second Edition
Author: Danielle L. Jensen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-08-13
ISBN 10: 9781735988290
ISBN 13: 1735988294
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bridge Kingdom second Edition Book Review:

The Traitor Queen

The Traitor Queen
Author: Danielle L. Jensen
Publsiher: Context Literary Agency LLC
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN 10: 1733090339
ISBN 13: 9781733090339
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Traitor Queen Book Review:

A queen now in exile as a traitor, Lara has watched Ithicana be conquered by her own father, helpless to do anything to stop the destruction. But when she learns her husband, Aren, has been captured in battle, Lara knows there is only one reason her father is keeping him alive: as bait for his traitorous daughter. And it is bait she fully intends to take. Risking her life to the Tempest Seas, Lara returns to Ithicana with a plan not only to free its king, but for liberating the Bridge Kingdom from her father’s clutches using his own weapons: the sisters whose lives she spared. But not only is the palace inescapable, there are more players in the game than Lara ever realized, enemies and allies switching sides in the fight for crowns, kingdoms, and bridges. But her greatest adversary of all might be the very man she’s trying to free – the husband she betrayed. With everything she loves in jeopardy, Lara must decide who – and what – she is fighting for: her kingdom, her husband, or herself.

The Empire of Gold

The Empire of Gold
Author: S. A. Chakraborty
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2020-06-30
ISBN 10: 0062678183
ISBN 13: 9780062678188
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Empire of Gold Book Review:

“No series since George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire has quite captured both palace intrigue and the way that tribal infighting and war hurt the vulnerable the most.” —Paste Magazine The final chapter in the bestselling, critically acclaimed Daevabad Trilogy, in which a con-woman and an idealistic djinn prince join forces to save a magical kingdom from a devastating civil war. Daevabad has fallen. After a brutal conquest stripped the city of its magic, Nahid leader Banu Manizheh and her resurrected commander, Dara, must try to repair their fraying alliance and stabilize a fractious, warring people. But the bloodletting and loss of his beloved Nahri have unleashed the worst demons of Dara’s dark past. To vanquish them, he must face some ugly truths about his history and put himself at the mercy of those he once considered enemies. Having narrowly escaped their murderous families and Daevabad’s deadly politics, Nahri and Ali, now safe in Cairo, face difficult choices of their own. While Nahri finds peace in the old rhythms and familiar comforts of her human home, she is haunted by the knowledge that the loved ones she left behind and the people who considered her a savior are at the mercy of a new tyrant. Ali, too, cannot help but look back, and is determined to return to rescue his city and the family that remains. Seeking support in his mother’s homeland, he discovers that his connection to the marid goes far deeper than expected and threatens not only his relationship with Nahri, but his very faith. As peace grows more elusive and old players return, Nahri, Ali, and Dara come to understand that in order to remake the world, they may need to fight those they once loved . . . and take a stand for those they once hurt.

Empire Falls

Empire Falls
Author: Richard Russo
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2011-11-09
ISBN 10: 0307809889
ISBN 13: 9780307809889
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Empire Falls Book Review:

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize “Russo writes with a warm, vibrant humanity.... A stirring mix of poignancy, drama and comedy.” —The Washington Post Welcome to Empire Falls, a blue-collar town full of abandoned mills whose citizens surround themselves with the comforts and feuds provided by lifelong friends and neighbors and who find humor and hope in the most unlikely places, in this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Richard Russo. Miles Roby has been slinging burgers at the Empire Grill for 20 years, a job that cost him his college education and much of his self-respect. What keeps him there? It could be his bright, sensitive daughter Tick, who needs all his help surviving the local high school. Or maybe it’s Janine, Miles’ soon-to-be ex-wife, who’s taken up with a noxiously vain health-club proprietor. Or perhaps it’s the imperious Francine Whiting, who owns everything in town–and seems to believe that “everything” includes Miles himself. In Empire Falls Richard Russo delves deep into the blue-collar heart of America in a work that overflows with hilarity, heartache, and grace.

Mistletoe and Mr Right

Mistletoe and Mr  Right
Author: Sarah Morgenthaler
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 1492693170
ISBN 13: 9781492693178
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mistletoe and Mr Right Book Review:

"Fresh, fun and romantic."—SARAH MORGAN, USA Today bestselling author of A Wedding in December How the moose (almost) stole Christmas. Lana Montgomery is everything the quirky small town of Moose Springs, Alaska can't stand: a rich socialite with dreams of changing things for the better. But Lana's determined to prove that she belongs...even if it means trading her stilettos for snow boots and tracking one of the town's hairiest Christmas mysteries: the Santa Moose, an antlered Grinch hell-bent on destroying every bit of holiday cheer (and tinsel) it can sink its teeth into. And really...how hard could it be? The last few years have been tough on Rick Harding, and it's not getting any easier now that his dream girl's back in town. When Lana accidentally tranquilizes him instead of the Santa Moose, it's clear she needs help, fast...and this could be his chance to finally catch her eye. It's an all-out Christmas war, but if they can nab that darn moose before it destroys the town, Rick and Lana might finally find a place where they both belong...together. Readers are falling in love with The Tourist Attraction: "Utterly charming—a delightful debut."—LAUREN LAYNE, New York Times bestselling author of the Central Park Pact series "An enchanting romcom debut! I loved it." —TERI WILSON, award-winning author of The Accidental Beauty Queen "After reading Sarah Morgenthaler's darling debut, I wanted to hop a plane to Alaska and find my own grumpy cinnamon roll hero!"—MELONIE JOHNSON, award-winning author of Smitten by the Brit "Prediction: Readers will stampede to Alaska looking for The Tourist Trap and their own Graham after they read the first chapter of The Tourist Attraction. Sarah Morgenthaler's Alaska is so vivid and amusing that it really should be a real place in the world!"—SARINA BOWEN, USA Today bestselling author of the True North series

Hidden Huntress

Hidden Huntress
Author: Danielle L. Jensen
Publsiher: Watkins Media Limited
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2015-06-02
ISBN 10: 0857664735
ISBN 13: 9780857664730
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hidden Huntress Book Review:

Sometimes, one must accomplish the impossible. Beneath the mountain, the king’s reign of tyranny is absolute; the one troll with the capacity to challenge him is imprisoned for treason. Cécile has escaped the darkness of Trollus, but she learns all too quickly that she is not beyond the reach of the king’s power. Or his manipulation. Recovered from her injuries, she now lives with her mother in Trianon and graces the opera stage every night. But by day she searches for the witch who has eluded the trolls for five hundred years. Whether she succeeds or fails, the costs to those she cares about will be high. To find Anushka, she must delve into magic that is both dark and deadly. But the witch is a clever creature. And Cécile might not just be the hunter. She might also be the hunted…

Gilded Serpent

Gilded Serpent
Author: Danielle L. Jensen
Publsiher: Tor Teen
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2021-04-27
ISBN 10: 1250317789
ISBN 13: 9781250317780
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gilded Serpent Book Review:

From bestselling author Danielle L. Jensen comes a thrilling new novel in the Dark Shores world, a series that Sarah J. Maas called "everything I look for in a fantasy novel." THEIR BATTLES ENDED IN VICTORY Lydia returns to Mudaire to enter training at the healing temple. But instead of fighting to save lives, she’s convinced she is doing more harm than good. She delves into the history of the gods only to discover a truth that will change her life forever. His birthright as commander of the Royal Army is finally in his grasp, but Killian feels anything but victorious. Burdened by his past, he embraces the darker side of his mark—and in doing so, risks starting a war. BUT THE WAR HAS ONLY JUST BEGUN Having defeated the tyrant Urcon, Marcus struggles to form a lasting alliance with the Arinoquians. But he is plagued by the knowledge that there is a traitor among his friends, and it could cost him everything that he’s fought for. Torn between her growing allegiance to the Thirty-Seventh legion and her need to liberate her people, Teriana finds herself mired in a web of secrets. She embarks upon a path that will either save everyone she loves—or put them all in their graves. Readers may read either Dark Shores or Dark Skies first! Suggested series reading order: 1. Dark Skies or Dark Shores 2. Dark Shores or Dark Skies 3. Gilded Serpent At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

My One Night

My One Night
Author: Carrie ANn Ryan
Publsiher: Carrie Ann Ryan
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2021-04-13
ISBN 10: 1950443116
ISBN 13: 9781950443116
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My One Night Book Review:

A one-night stand is supposed to end once the sun rises. Only it doesn’t always work out that way in this opposites attract and tortured hero romance. I never expected this. I didn’t want to go to another fraternity party, but when my friend pulls me in, I somehow find myself hiding in a corner with…him. Dillon Connolly. The smirking, so-called good guy with the shadows in his eyes. A single glance, a sweet smile, and I let myself have one night of giving in. Only I have to promise myself not to fall in love. No matter the cost. I never expected her. Elise Hoover haunts my dreams more than I care to admit. I never thought I stood a chance—until she said yes. When a single night turns to two, I know I’m in over my head, but somehow, she makes me believe I can have anything. Until the sun rises, and my past along with it. I thought I’d run from the problems that could hurt us both, but now I’m falling for her and I can’t stop. I know I don’t deserve her, but now I have to fight to keep her…or save her from myself. Key Words: Contemporary, Romance, Series, Montgomery Ink, Tattoo, Ink, Denver, Colorado, Saga, Family Saga, Blue Collar, Second Chance Romance, Emotional Romance, Best Friend, Roommate

Outposts

Outposts
Author: Simon Winchester
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2009-10-27
ISBN 10: 9780061978326
ISBN 13: 0061978329
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Outposts Book Review:

The New York Times bestselling author of Krakatoa and The Professor and the Madman takes readers on a quirky and charming tour of the last outpost of the British empire Originally published in 1985, Outposts is Simon Winchester’s journey to find the vanishing empire, “on which the sun never sets.” In the course of a three-year, 100,000 mile journey—from the chill of the Antarctic to the blue seas of the Caribbean, from the South of Spain and the tip of China to the utterly remote specks in the middle of gale-swept oceans—he discovered such romance and depravity, opulence and despair tht he was inspired to write what may be the last contemporary account of the British empire. Written with Winchester’s captivating style and breadth, here are conversations and anecdotes, myths and political analysis, scenery and history—a poignant and colorful record of the lingering beat of what was once the heart of the civilized world.

The Broken Ones

The Broken Ones
Author: Danielle L. Jensen
Publsiher: Watkins Media Limited
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-06-06
ISBN 10: 0857666983
ISBN 13: 9780857666987
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Broken Ones Book Review:

Prequel to the USA Today Bestselling Malediction Trilogy Below Forsaken Mountain, a plot is being hatched to overthrow the tyrant king of Trollus, and Marc is the right-hand man of its leader. His involvement is information more than one troll would kill to possess, which is why he must keep it a secret from everyone, even the girl he loves. After accidentally ruining her sister's chance to become queen, Pénélope is given one last opportunity by her father, the Duke d’Angoulême, to make herself useful: she must find proof that the boy she’s in love with is conspiring against the crown. If she fails, her life will be forfeit. Marc and Pénélope must navigate the complex politics of Trollus, where powers on all sides are intent on using them as pawns, forcing them to risk everything for a chance at a life together. Except being together may turn out to be the greatest risk of all. File Under: Fantasy

Dark Shores

Dark Shores
Author: Danielle L. Jensen
Publsiher: Tor Teen
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-05-07
ISBN 10: 1250317711
ISBN 13: 9781250317711
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dark Shores Book Review:

High seas adventure, blackmail, and meddling gods meet in Dark Shores, a thrilling first novel in a fast-paced new YA fantasy series by USA Today bestselling author Danielle L. Jensen. In a world divided by meddlesome gods and treacherous oceans, only the Maarin possess the knowledge to cross the Endless Seas. But they have one mandate: East must never meet West. A SAILOR WITH A WILL OF IRON Teriana is the second mate of the Quincense and heir to the Maarin Triumvirate. Her people are born of the seas and the keepers of its secrets, but when her closest friend is forced into an unwanted betrothal, Teriana breaks her people’s mandate so her friend might escape—a choice with devastating consequences. A SOLDIER WITH A SECRET Marcus is the commander of the Thirty-Seventh, the notorious legion that has led the Celendor Empire to conquer the entire East. The legion is his family, but even they don’t know the truth he’s been hiding since childhood. It’s a secret he’ll do anything to protect, no matter how much it costs him – and the world. A DANGEROUS QUEST When an Empire senator discovers the existence of the Dark Shores, he captures Teriana’s crew and threatens to reveal Marcus’s secret unless they sail in pursuit of conquest, forcing the two into an unlikely—and unwilling—alliance. They unite for the sake of their families, but both must decide how far they are willing to go, and how much they are willing to sacrifice. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Queen of Someday

Queen of Someday
Author: Sherry Ficklin
Publsiher: Clean Teen Publishing
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2014-09
ISBN 10: 1634220102
ISBN 13: 9781634220101
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Queen of Someday Book Review:

A decadent look at one of the most intriguing monarchs in history… “A must read romance!” ~ Serena Chase, Special for USA TODAY Before she can become the greatest empress in history, fifteen-year-old Sophie will have to survive her social-climbing mother's quest to put her on the throne of Russia--at any cost. Imperial Court holds dangers like nothing Sophie has ever faced before. In the heart of St. Petersburg, surviving means navigating the political, romantic, and religious demands of the bitter Empress Elizabeth and her handsome, but sadistic nephew, Peter. Determined to save her impoverished family--and herself--Sophie vows to do whatever is necessary to thrive in her new surroundings. But an attempt on her life and an unexpected attraction threatens to derail her plans. Alone in a new and dangerous world, learning who to trust and who to charm may mean the difference between becoming queen and being sent home in shame to marry her lecherous uncle. With traitors and murderers lurking around every corner, her very life hangs in the balance. Betrothed to one man but falling in love with another, Sophie will need to decide how much she's willing to sacrifice in order to become the empress she is destined to be. In a battle for the soul of a nation, will love or destiny reign supreme? Don't miss the series dubbed a “must-read romance” by the USA Today and “An entertaining and racy read” by School Library Journal. Fans of the hit TV show REIGN will devour this scandalous glimpse into the life of one of the most vibrant women in history. This series is complete with all three books available to read today. Novels in The Stolen Empire Series by Sherry D. Ficklin: Queen of Someday Queen of Tomorrow Queen of Always Also, check out Sherry D. Ficklin’s new Historical Romance Series— The Canary Club. The Canary Club (Available October 2, 2017) Glitter and Gold: A Canary Club Anthology (Available Now) Fresh out of jail, "Bad Luck" Benny is desperate to care for his struggling family, even if that means once again landing on the wrong side of the law. Masie, the daughter of a wealthy gangster, has the voice of an angel and gun smoke in her veins. A pawn in her family's bid for control of the city, she turns to an unlikely ally who might be the only person able to spring her from her gilded cage. Two worlds collide in this compelling story of star-crossed lovers in gritty prohibition-era New York. Catherine the Great, Historical Romance, Historical Romance Regency, 18th Century Romance, Russian Royalty, Steamy Historical Romance, Love Triangle, Historical Fiction Biographical, Young Adult Fiction, Royalty Romance

Illicit

Illicit
Author: Ava Harrison
Publsiher: Ah Publishing
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017-04-04
ISBN 10: 9780996358590
ISBN 13: 0996358595
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Illicit Book Review:

I was never supposed to see him again. One night of passion with a complete stranger. My last tryst before senior year. But I was lost the moment his tempting lips were on my skin. His intense touch on my body. It should have ended there. But he's not a stranger. He's my history teacher. And wanting him is against the rules. Off limits. Forbidden. Illicit.

Empire of Storms

Empire of Storms
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-10-01
ISBN 10: 1526634406
ISBN 13: 9781526634405
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Empire of Storms Book Review:

Kingdoms collide as Aelin continues her epic journey from assassin to queen in this instalment of the global #1 bestselling series. The long path to the throne has just begun for Aelin Galathynius. As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down? Contains mature content. Not suitable for younger readers.

Of Silver and Shadow

Of Silver and Shadow
Author: Jennifer Gruenke
Publsiher: North Star Editions, Inc.
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2021-02-16
ISBN 10: 1635830559
ISBN 13: 9781635830552
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Of Silver and Shadow Book Review:

Ren Kolins, a magic wielder in hiding, strikes a deal with a broody rebel plotting to overthrow the tyrant king, while king’s guard member Adley Farre is hunting down the rebels one by one. But time is running out for all of them.