Tarnished Empire

Tarnished Empire
Author: Ava Harrison
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-09-10
ISBN 10: 9781734835519
ISBN 13: 1734835516
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Corrupt Kingdom

Corrupt Kingdom
Author: Ava Harrison
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-03-26
ISBN 10: 9781734835502
ISBN 13: 1734835508
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Corrupt Kingdom Book Review:

They say Cyrus Reed is ruthless. That he rules the underworld with an iron fist. A criminal. A murderer. A monster.He controlled fortunes and amassed empires.Our paths should never have crossed, but one poker game intertwined our fate. I woke up stranded on his island. Trapped.Forced to play a dangerous game of hate and lust.He said he took me to protect me. That he was saving me. But who will save me from him?

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.

Ruthless Monarch

Ruthless Monarch
Author: Ava Harrison
Publsiher: Ah Publishing
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2021-03-02
ISBN 10: 9781734835533
ISBN 13: 1734835532
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ruthless Monarch Book Review:

From USA Today bestselling author Ava Harrison comes a gritty, twisted standalone romance. Matteo Amante. Dangerous. Deadly. And most of all, devastating. He's the king of the city. Running the mafia and ruling the East Coast. He's at war with his cousin, and I am the casualty. There is nothing Matteo won't do to win. He'll burn everything down to the ground, my hopes and dreams included. He's no hero. He's the handsome devil who will probably kill me in the end. Falling in love with the enemy can destroy me, especially when he is my husband . . .

Mr Know It All

Mr  Know It All
Author: John Waters
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-05-21
ISBN 10: 0374715572
ISBN 13: 9780374715571
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mr Know It All Book Review:

No one knows more about everything—especially everything rude, clever, and offensively compelling—than John Waters. The man in the pencil-thin mustache, auteur of the transgressive movie classics Pink Flamingos, Polyester, Hairspray, Cry-Baby, and A Dirty Shame, is one of the world’s great sophisticates, and in Mr. Know-It-All he serves it up raw: how to fail upward in Hollywood; how to develop musical taste, from Nervous Norvus to Maria Callas; how to build a home so ugly and trendy that no one but you would dare live in it; more important, how to tell someone you love them without emotional risk; and yes, how to cheat death itself. Through it all, Waters swears by one undeniable truth: “Whatever you might have heard, there is absolutely no downside to being famous. None at all.” Studded with cameos, from Divine and Mink Stole to Johnny Depp, Kathleen Turner, Patricia Hearst, and Tracey Ullman, and illustrated with unseen photos from the author's personal collection, Mr. Know-It-All is Waters’ most hypnotically readable, upsetting, revelatory book—another instant Waters classic. “Waters doesn’t kowtow to the received wisdom, he flips it the bird . . . [Waters] has the ability to show humanity at its most ridiculous and make that funny rather than repellent.” —Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post “Carsick becomes a portrait not just of America’s desolate freeway nodes—though they’re brilliantly evoked—but of American fame itself.” —Lawrence Osborne, The New York Times Book Review

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…

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.

BANISHED TO THE HAREM

BANISHED TO THE HAREM
Author: Carol Marinelli,Satoru Nagasawa
Publsiher: Harlequin / SB Creative
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2018-07-17
ISBN 10: 4596280339
ISBN 13: 9784596280336
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

BANISHED TO THE HAREM Book Review:

【A story by USA Today bestselling author becomes a comic!】Natasha went to the London police to report the theft of her car, and she met Rakhal, the crown prince of a Middle Eastern country. His beautiful face and hypnotic eyes captured her heart instantly and drew her into a sensual night. She knew it could only ever be a memory for her. Yet, despite everything, Rakhal whisked her away to his own country the next morning. Will Natasha and Rakhal be able to find a love between two worlds?

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

Empires Of Light

Empires Of Light
Author: Jill Jonnes
Publsiher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 0375758844
ISBN 13: 9780375758843
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Empires Of Light Book Review:

A riveting chronicle of scientific history recounts the race among three great titans of the Gilded Age--inventor Thomas Alva Edison, creator of the incandescent light bulb; eccentric genius Nikola Tesla; and George Westinghouse, a tough entrepreneur and powerful empire builder--to bring electricity to the world. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

Empire of Pain

Empire of Pain
Author: Patrick Radden Keefe
Publsiher: Bond Street Books
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2021-04-13
ISBN 10: 0385697554
ISBN 13: 9780385697552
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Empire of Pain Book Review:

The highly anticipated portrait of three generations of the Sackler family, by the prize-winning, bestselling author of SAY NOTHING The Sackler name adorns the walls of many storied institutions: Harvard, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Oxford, the Louvre. They are one of the richest families in the world, known for their lavish donations to the arts and sciences. The source of the family fortune was vague, however, until it emerged that the Sacklers were responsible for making and marketing OxyContin, a blockbuster painkiller that was a catalyst for the opioid crisis. Empire of Pain is a masterpiece of narrative reporting and writing, exhaustively documented and ferociously compelling.

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 of the Vampire

Empire of the Vampire
Author: Jay Kristoff
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2021-09-14
ISBN 10: 125024529X
ISBN 13: 9781250245298
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Empire of the Vampire Book Review:

From New York Times bestselling author Jay Kristoff comes Empire of the Vampire, the first illustrated volume of an astonishing new dark fantasy saga. From holy cup comes holy light; The faithful hand sets world aright. And in the Seven Martyrs’ sight, Mere man shall end this endless night. It has been twenty-seven long years since the last sunrise. For nearly three decades, vampires have waged war against humanity; building their eternal empire even as they tear down our own. Now, only a few tiny sparks of light endure in a sea of darkness. Gabriel de León is a silversaint: a member of a holy brotherhood dedicated to defending realm and church from the creatures of the night. But even the Silver Order could not stem the tide once daylight failed us, and now, only Gabriel remains. Imprisoned by the very monsters he vowed to destroy, the last silversaint is forced to tell his story. A story of legendary battles and forbidden love, of faith lost and friendships won, of the Wars of the Blood and the Forever King and the quest for humanity’s last remaining hope: The Holy Grail.

Texas Rich

Texas Rich
Author: Fern Michaels
Publsiher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Total Pages: 594
Release: 2013-03-01
ISBN 10: 160183067X
ISBN 13: 9781601830678
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Texas Rich Book Review:

One of those rare books, the kind the reader doesn't want to end. –Green Bay Press Gazette The first in Fern Michaels' bestselling Texas series, Texas Rich introduces us to passionately compelling Billie Ames. . . Young Billie Ames was naive but a real knockout when she met Moss Coleman at the Philadelphia Navy Yard during World War II. Within a few months she was pregnant and married to him. It was a marriage that brought Billie--and her mother, Agnes--across the country to Austin, to a 250,000-acre spread called Sunbridge, and into the world of the Texas rich. Billie works to acclimate to Texas and her new home at Sunbridge, her role as Moss' wife, and the challenges she faces from her social-climbing mother, her gruff and demanding father-in-law, and the events of the world around her. We see Billie grow stronger in heart, mind, and belief as her children are born, her marriage to Moss changes, and she comes into her own as a Coleman--and a woman in her own right. "A big, rich book in every way. . ..I think Fern Michaels has struck oil with this one." –Patricia Matthews "A steaming, sprawling saga. . .As always, Fern Michaels writes a full story with bigger-than-life characters we would look forward to meeting." –Romantic Times "Fine fare for Fern Michaels's fans!" –The Philadelphia Inquirer 302,000 Words

Valentine Baker s Heroic Stand At Tashkessen 1877

Valentine Baker s Heroic Stand At Tashkessen 1877
Author: Frank Jastrzembski
Publsiher: Casemate Publishers
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-05-30
ISBN 10: 1473866820
ISBN 13: 9781473866829
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Valentine Baker s Heroic Stand At Tashkessen 1877 Book Review:

There are moments in the past of many a man's career that stand out clear and defined after the lapse of even many years: life pictures, the very memory of which brings back a glorious thrill of pride and pleasure. This is the feeling which vibrates through me still, when I recall that last and closing scene that crowned the hard-fought fight at Tashkessen.History has best remembered Valentine Baker for his embarrassments. In 1875, he was accused of sexual assault and dismissed from the British Army. In 1884, he suffered an embarrassing defeat at the Battle of El Teb. But what about Baker's positive achievements?The most underappreciated event that took place in his controversial life came during the Russo-Turkish War in 1877. The exiled Baker, in command of 3,000 Ottoman soldiers, was dispatched to the village of Tashkessen to stall 25,000 advancing Russian soldiers. Through his superb leadership and brilliant disposition of his troops, Baker was able to score a victory.The Spartan stand of Baker and his command has gained little recognition. Despite this modern obscurity, Baker's performance at Tashkessen was applauded by his contemporaries as a model of tactical leadership and heroism. This is the exhilarating tale of how Valentine Baker was able to find redemption at Tashkessen.