Historical Fiction

The Diviners

By Libba Bray

Do you think there are ghosts and demons and Diviners between us?

Evie O'Neill has been exiled from her dull previous place of birth and shipped off to the bustling streets of latest York City--and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. it really is 1926, and long island is full of speakeasies, Ziegfeld women, and rakish pickpockets. the one trap is that she has to dwell along with her uncle Will and his bad obsession with the occult.
Evie concerns he will notice her darkest mystery: a supernatural strength that has merely introduced her hassle to this point. but if the police discover a murdered woman branded with a cryptic image and should is termed to the scene, Evie realizes her present may well aid capture a serial killer.
As Evie jumps headlong right into a dance with a assassin, different tales unfurl within the urban that by no means sleeps. And unknown to all, whatever darkish and evil has awakened....

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Historical Fiction

The Solitary House: A Novel

By Lynn Shepherd

Lynn Shepherd’s first acclaimed novel of historic suspense, Murder at Mansfield Park, brilliantly reimagined the period of Jane Austen. Now, during this spellbinding new triumph, she introduces an unforgettable duo of detectives into the gaslit international of Dickens.
 
London, 1850. Charles Maddox were an up-and-coming officer for the Metropolitan police till a cost of insubordination unexpectedly ended his occupation. Now he works by myself, suffering to eke out a dwelling by means of monitoring down criminals. each time he wishes it, he has the aid of his great-uncle Maddox, a mythical “thief taker,” a detective as outstanding and intuitive as they come.
 
On Charles’s most up-to-date case, he’ll want all of the suggestions he can get.
 
To his surprise, Charles has been approached by way of Edward Tulkinghorn, the shadowy and feared legal professional, who deals him a good-looking rate to perform a little sleuthing for a consumer. robust financier Sir Julius Cremorne has been receiving threatening letters, and Tulkinghorn wishes Charles to—discreetly—find and prevent whoever is responsible.
 
yet what starts off as an easy, open-and-shut case quickly escalates into whatever larger and lots more and plenty darker. As he cascades towards a collision with an unspeakable fact, Charles can merely be aided up to now by way of Maddox. The previous guy exhibits symptoms of forgetfulness and anger, signs of an age-related disorder that has but to be named.
 
Intricately plotted and intellectually formidable, The Solitary House is an creative novel that does greater than spin a charming story: It plumbs the mysteries of the human mind.

Praise for The Solitary House
 
“A Victorian journey de strength . . . a must-read.”Kirkus Reviews (starred evaluation)
 
“Dickens enthusiasts will celebrate. . . . [Lynn] Shepherd leaves the reader spellbound.”Booklist (starred review)
 
“The celebrity of Lynn Shepherd’s fascinating secret novel is mid-century Victorian London. . . . Her suspenseful tale and profitable prose ably serve her literary conceit.”—Associated Press
 
“Intellectually enchanting, with darkish twists at each flip . . . a haunting novel that might have you ever guessing till the final pages.”—Historical Novels Review
 
“Lynn Shepherd has a knack for atmosphere literary homicide puzzles. . . . This literary magpie-ism is a deal with for ebook fans, a bit nudge-and-a-wink the following and there which delights lovers of those different works with out alienating those that haven’t learn them but. . . . An clever, gripping and wonderfully written novel.”—The Scotsman
 
“The reader is plunged right into a advanced yet understandable labyrinth of deception.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Historical Fiction

The Sorcerer of the North: Book Five (Ranger's Apprentice)

The foreign bestselling sequence with over five million copies offered within the U.S. alone!

Several years have handed because the apprentice and his grasp, Will and Halt, first met, and should is eventually a full-fledged Ranger together with his personal fief to seem after. The fief turns out sleepy?boring, even?until Lord Syron, grasp of a fortress a long way within the north, is struck down by means of a mysterious disease. Joined via his pal Alyss, Will is all at once thrown headfirst into a unprecedented experience, investigating fears of sorcery and attempting to ascertain who's unswerving to Lord Syron. As Will battles transforming into hysteria, traitors, and such a lot of all, time, Alyss is taken hostage, and may is pressured to make a determined selection among his undertaking and his friend.
Perfect for enthusiasts of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the earrings, T.H. White’s The Sword within the Stone, Christopher Paolini’s Eragon sequence, and George R. R. Martin’s online game of Thrones/A tune of Ice and fireplace series.

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Pagan's Scribe: Book Four of the Pagan Chronicles

By Catherine Jinks

Pagan's ultimate event reveals our sarcastic hero a section older and wiser as he leads his younger scribe out of the area of books to courageous the real-life risks of a papal crusade.

Impressed by way of the bookish Isidore, Pagan Kidrouk — now Archdeacon of Carcassonne — hires the boy as his scribe. desirous to flee a cloistered life, naive Isidore fast discovers that the genuine international is not because the poets and philosophers declare. The 12 months is 1209, and papal forces from the north are using their bloody campaign opposed to the Cathar heretics to Carcassonne. With the conflict strains inching ever nearer, the realm of pop Pagan, Lord Roland, and Roland's mysterious brother grows extra actual to Isidore — and extra terrifying — through the day. The final of 4 books in an acclaimed sequence, PAGAN'S SCRIBE casts the worldly, wise-cracking Pagan in an unforeseen function as good friend and mentor to a tender soul in desire.

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The Ides of April: A Flavia Albia Mystery (Flavia Albia Series)

By Lindsey Davis

Falco: the subsequent Generation––Flavia Albia has taken up her father's occupation. in simple terms, now Rome is a extra harmful, mercurial position than it was once again in pricey outdated dad's day . . .

Flavia Albia is the followed daughter of Marcus Didius Falco and Helena Justina. From her mom, she realized the way to combination in in any respect degrees of society; from her father, she realized the tips in their mutual expert alternate. yet her wits and (frequently) sharp tongue are hers by myself.

Now, operating as a personal informer in Rome throughout the reign of Domitian, Flavia has taken over her father's previous ramshackle digs at Fountain courtroom within the Surbura district, the place she plies her exchange with power, choice, and the standard Falco good fortune. lately employed to assist examine a deadly twist of fate, she unearths herself caught with a very lousy individual for a shopper and dealing with a well-heeled, well-connected opponent.

That is, until eventually her shopper without notice dies lower than what should be referred to as "suspicious circumstances." whereas this isn't a massive loss for society, it's a loss for Flavia Albia's pocket. Even worse, it truly is only one of a sequence of comparable deaths for which she now unearths herself lower than suspicion. earlier than issues pass from abysmal to worse, Flavia needs to tackle what's occurring, and who's accountable, in Lindsey Davis' The Ides of April.

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Tunes for Bears to Dance To

By Robert Cormier

Money's tight and Henry is fortunate to have the task at Mr. Hairston's supermarket. His mom and dad are either misplaced in depression following the loss of life of Henry's older brother, and Henry is pleased for the chance to believe like he's supporting. Saving to shop for a marker for Eddie's grave, Henry attempts to disregard Mr. Hairston's observation in regards to the customers.

But Henry is surprised while he's advised he's being laid off. that's, until he consents to do something, one poor factor.

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Historical Fiction

Fever Quest (The Isabella Rockwell Trilogy) (Volume 2)

By Hannah Parry

A story of loyalty, betrayal... and the painful fee of doing the suitable thing.
Sixteen-year-old Isabella lives in nineteenth century India the place her father is lacking in motion. together with her street-urchin buddy Midge, she units out on a project to discover him, whereas supplying an essential malaria remedy at the means. but if the 2 get stuck up within the malevolent plans of a diamond tycoon, everyone's destiny will depend on Isabella. she will basically store her pal and the numerous ill who're in jeopardy if she will be able to locate the braveness to place others sooner than herself...
"A superb experience tale that may make readers wait for the following instalment with bated breath."
Kirkus reports, November 2015.
Praise for Winter's chew, publication I of the Isabella Rockwell Trilogy
"Parry's descriptions are as assorted as they're wealthy, from the scents of Abhaya's Indian therapeutic herbs to the sounds of London's bustling streets and the opulence within the British royalty. A great forged of superbly built, memorable characters makes fixing the secret much more deliciously perplexing, and readers can be guessing to the excellent end.
Imaginative and touching; like India, a gleaming jewel within the crown."
Kirkus stories, January 2013.
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The Hawley Book of the Dead: A Novel

By Chrysler Szarlan

NAMED the best BOOKS OF THE 12 months through NPR

For fanatics of The Physick e-book of Deliverance Dane and A Discovery of Witches comes a brilliantly imagined debut novel brimming with wealthy heritage, suspense, and magic.
 
Revelation “Reve” Dyer grew up together with her grandmother’s kinfolk tales, stretching again centuries to Reve’s ancestors, who based town of Hawley 5 Corners, Massachusetts. Their background is steeped in secrets and techniques, for few outsiders comprehend that an historical magic runs within the Dyer women’s blood, and that Reve is a magician whose powers are all too real.
 
Reve and her husband are world-famous Las Vegas illusionists. they've got 3 stunning younger daughters, a stunning domestic, and what sounds like a charmed lifestyles. yet Reve’s international is shattered while an interloper alters her trick pistol and he or she by chance shoots and kills her cherished husband onstage.
 
Fearing for her daughters’ lives, Reve flees with them to where she has continuously felt safest—an antiquated farmhouse within the wooded area of Hawley 5 Corners, the place the magic of her ancestors reigns, and her oldest friend—and first love—is the town’s leader of police. right here, within the woodland, with its indisputable air of attraction, Reve hopes she and her women may be protected.
 
Delving into the previous for solutions, Reve is drawn deeper into her family’s legends. What she discovers is The Hawley booklet of the useless, an old leather-bound magazine keeping mysterious mythic energy. As she items jointly the reality in the back of the booklet, Reve should safeguard herself and her daughters opposed to an doubtful, more and more harmful destiny. For quickly it turns into transparent that the stranger who upended Reve’s existence in Las Vegas has her to Hawley—and that she has whatever he desperately wants.
 
Brimming with wealthy heritage, suspense, and magic, The Hawley ebook of the Dead is a brilliantly imagined debut novel from a riveting new voice.

Praise for The Hawley e-book of the Dead
 
“An expert and warranted release . . . Readers might be completely engaged [by] the literary, magical, horse-loving Reve.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)
 
“Enthralling . . . a magic-fueled story of latest romantic suspense.”Booklist (starred evaluate)
 
“The center narrative is powerful [with] a formal hook. . . . The scenes with Reve and her daughters ring true.”Library Journal
 
“An awesome debut novel that mixes a number of genres seamlessly.”Huntington News
 
“Engrossing . . . a unique really worth studying . . . within the vein of authors like Deborah Harkness and Katherine Howe, magic and truth are completely blended.”BookPage
 
“With a swift velocity and beautiful information that essentially set the scene and temper, [Chrysler] Szarlan’s novel is a smart learn if you love fable and stories of witchcraft.”Shelf Awareness

The Hawley booklet of the Dead had me thoroughly spellbound from commencing to finish. A storytelling virtuosa, Chrysler Szarlan has woven a wondrous, scintillating internet of suspense, love, heritage, and magic that may retain you eagerly turning the pages past due into the evening. Even readers no longer as a rule interested in the supernatural may be swept away by means of this publication; it has every little thing an excellent experience should still have—and lots more.”—Anne Fortier
 
“A haunting tale of affection, loss, relatives secrets and techniques, mysteries, and magic.”—Lauren Willig

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The Moon Over High Street

By Natalie Babbitt

The new novel by way of Natalie Babbitt, writer of Tuck Everlasting

Joe Casimir wanted aid with the alternative he needed to make. yet how do you opt the individual that may also help you decide? Mr. Boulderwall, the millionaire, knew precisely what he sought after Joe to decide on. And millionaires are specialists at making offerings. good, will not be they? yet Vinnie, the number-two guy down at Sope electrical, did not a lot approve of millionaires. He acknowledged to Joe, "Listen, child, all of 'em act like they are the one ones with a price ticket to the show!" yet he did not have any actual suggestion to supply. Joe's Gran did not both, because it grew to become out, and neither did Aunt Myra.

The strong recommendation was once there, even though. correct around the road. simply ready correct around the road. there are numerous good stuff simply ready. you are going to see.

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Historical Fiction

Day of War (Lion of War Series)

By Cliff Graham

Day of warfare, writer Cliff Graham's first novel, has earned him a movie alternative for the full e-book series―Lion of War―from director David L. Cunningham (Path to Sept. 11) and manufacturer furnish Curtis (Spider-Man films). In old Israel, on the crossroads of the good buying and selling routes, a guy named Benaiah is looking for a clean commence in existence. He has joined a band of infantrymen led by means of a warlord named David, trying to bury the previous that refuses to depart him. Their ragged military is disgruntled and whole of reckless males. a few are unswerving to David, yet others are just with him for the promise of captured wealth. whereas the ruthless and more and more mad King Saul marches hopelessly opposed to the robust Philistines, dependable son Jonathan in tow, the land of the Hebrew tribes hasn't ever been extra despondent―and extra short of rescue. Over the process ten days, from snowy mountain passes to sword-wracked battlefields, Benaiah and his fellow mercenaries needs to name upon each ability they need to live to tell the tale and identify the throne for David―if they don’t kill one another first.

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