King Jesus (Penguin Modern Classics) by Robert Graves

By Robert Graves

Robert Graves's debatable old novel is a daring remodeling of the tale of Christ. the following Jesus isn't the son of God, however the results of a mystery marriage - the descendant of Herod and actual King of the Jews. Written from the viewpoint of a lowly authentic on the finish of the 1st century advert, King Jesus recounts Jesus's beginning, formative years, lifestyles as a charismatic 'wonder worker' and the unorthodox, sour nature of his demise and resurrection. Portraying Jesus now not as divine yet as a wrong human bent upon his personal doom, this retelling of the gospels is a compelling combination of analysis, mind's eye and narrative strength.

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Above All Things by Tanis Rideout

By Tanis Rideout

The Paris Wife meets Into skinny Air in this breathtaking debut novel of obsession and divided loyalties, which brilliantly weaves jointly the harrowing tale of George Mallory's ill-fated 1924 try to be the 1st guy to overcome Mount Everest, with that of a unmarried day within the lifetime of his spouse as she waits at domestic in England for information of his go back.

A alluring combination of historic truth and innovative fiction, Above All Things strikes seamlessly from side to side among the epic tale of Mallory's mythical ultimate day trip and a heartbreaking account of an afternoon within the lifetime of Ruth Mallory. via George's viewpoint, and that of the latest member of the hiking group, Sandy Irvine, we get an remarkable photograph of the negative dangers taken by way of the boys at the treacherous terrain of the Himalaya. however it is thru Ruth's eyes advanced portrait of a wedding emerges, one cast at the eve of the 1st global struggle, shadowed through its losses, and haunted through the ubiquitous hazard that George would possibly not come domestic.

Drawing on years of study, this robust and wonderfully written novel is a undying tale of hope, redemption, and the lengths we're keen to head for honour, glory, and love.

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Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson

By Neal Stephenson

Cryptonomicon zooms world wide, careening conspiratorially backward and forward among time periods--World battle II and the current. Our Nineteen Forties heroes are the intense mathematician Lawrence Waterhouse, crypt analyst extraordinaire, and gung-ho, morphine-addicted marine Bobby Shaftoe. They're a part of Detachment 2702, an Allied workforce attempting to holiday Axis communique codes whereas at the same time fighting the enemy from understanding that their codes were damaged. Their activity boils right down to layer upon layer of deception. Dr. Alan Turing is additionally a member of 2702, and he explains the unit's unusual workings to Waterhouse. "When we wish to sink a convoy, we ship out an remark airplane first... in fact, to monitor isn't really its genuine duty--we already recognize precisely the place the convoy is. Its actual accountability is to be observed... Then, after we come around and sink them, the Germans won't locate it suspicious."

All of this secrecy resonates within the present-day tale line, during which the grandchildren of the WWII heroes--inimitable programming geek Randy Waterhouse and the beautiful and strong Amy Shaftoe--team as much as aid create an offshore facts haven in Southeast Asia and perhaps discover a few gold as soon as destined for Nazi coffers. To replenish the paranoiac tone of the e-book, the mysterious Enoch Root, key member of Detachment 2702 and the Societas Eruditorum, pops up with an unbreakable encryption scheme left over from WWII to befuddle the Nineties protagonists with conspiratorial ties.

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Charles Manseau (Un homme comme tant d'autres, Tome 3) by Bernadette Renaud

By Bernadette Renaud

En ce printemps 1938, personne n’aurait pu prévoir qu’un événement familial tragique allait heurter Charles de plein fouet.

Volent alors en éclats toutes les certitudes d’homme, de père et de mari de cet entrepreneur respecté, si fier de sa scierie et particulièrement de sa cadette, Léontine, los angeles seule parmi les siens à avoir su toucher son cœur.

Devant tant de douleur, deux choix s’offrent à Charles : se laisser abattre ou reconquérir sa vie et ceux qu’il a aimés sans jamais le leur démontrer. Est-il encore temps d’aller à l. a. découverte de ses enfants et de sa femme Imelda, demeurée si secrète?

L’imprévisible sera au rendez-vous…

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The Root and the Flower by L. H. Myers

By L. H. Myers

Set within the war-torn global of Mughal India and primary released within the accumulating darkness of the Thirties, the 3 novels accumulated in The Root and the Flower are tales of intrigue, homicide, and romance; of Tantric abandonment and Buddhist renunciation; of emotional delirium and non secular event. This spell binding visionary trilogy is, as Penelope Fitzgerald feedback in her creation, a "strange masterpiece," and one of many unsung glories of contemporary literature.

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Artillery Of Lies (Double Agent Trilogy, Book 2) by Derek Robinson

By Derek Robinson

1943. British Intelligence has ultimately received to grips with the Eldorado community, Germany's so much winning secret agent ring. It seems to be one guy in a small room in Lisbon, inventing phony (but convincing) reviews. for 2 years he pulled the wool over German Intelligence's eyes, and made a killing..

The British quickly locate that Eldorado's a true handful. they convey him to England, to allow them to deal with his dispatches, and observe that residing with a genius could be a headache. Eldorado speedily creates a staff of most sensible sub-agents round him. None of them exists. yet power--even imaginary power--is intoxicating, and he starts to regard his faux sub-agents as though genuine. large hassle ahead.

Artillery of Lies is the hair-raising sequel to The Eldorado community, all of the extra humorous for being soundly in line with the real tale of a true moment international struggle secret agent.

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The Wrangler's Inconvenient Wife (Wyoming Legacy, Book 3) by Lacy Williams

By Lacy Williams


With no kinfolk to monitor over them, it's as much as Fran Morris to keep up her more youthful sister, no matter if it potential marrying a complete stranger. Gruff, robust and silent, her new husband is a cowboy right down to the bone. He wed Fran to guard her, to not love her, yet her middle hasn't ever felt so weak.

Trail boss Edgar White already has all of the accountability he wishes at his family's ranch in undergo Creek, Wyoming. He had meant to stay a bachelor ceaselessly, yet he can't depart Fran and her sister at risk. And as they paintings at the path jointly, Edgar begins to melt towards his undesirable spouse. He already gave Fran his name…can he belief her along with his center?

Wyoming Legacy: United by way of kinfolk, destined for romance

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Prince of Darkness (Justin de Quincey, Book 4) (UK Edition) by Sharon Penman

By Sharon Penman

Advert 1193. England lies uneasy, a land with no king. Richard the Lionheart languishes in an Austrian dungeon, his brother John hungers for the crown. within the Lionheart's stead, Eleanor of Aquitaine principles. mom to either Richard and John, Eleanor isn't any stranger to the sport of thrones. She is set to avoid the outbreak of civil conflict, yet at courtroom treachery is endemic and there are few males she will trust.

Justin de Quincy is without doubt one of the few. Sharp-witted and bastard-born he's the Queen's such a lot depended on agent, a foil to John's machinations. yet now John himself has requested for de Quincy's aid.

De Quincy mistrusts John's sly charms, yet with the welfare of Queen and nation at stake he'll need to end up his mettle - or locate an early grave - as he searches for the darkish middle of a conspiracy that threatens the process historical past.

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Collector of Secrets by Richard Goodfellow

By Richard Goodfellow

A riveting debut mystery with the twists and turns of “North through Northwest” and The company approximately an American in Japan who comes upon a mysterious decades-old diary, and finally ends up stuck in an internet of world espionage he can't almost certainly fathom.

Max Travers is an English instructor in Japan. while his manipulative boss starts off swindling the unsuspecting mom and dad of his scholars, Max needs to retrieve his passport to come domestic. Max sneaks into her place of work basically to bump into a burglary-in-progress. Max slightly escapes, yet unintentionally takes an odd diary certain in leather-based and embossed with an odd seal. Little does Max comprehend that this diary has been hidden for over part a century, and its secrets and techniques may possibly topple a few of Japan’s strongest humans and rewrite the historical past of the royal family.

Max quickly reveals himself at the run from every body from tattooed Yakuza to the japanese police and a
mysterious American who has ties within the optimum locations, all keen to kill for the diary’s secrets and techniques. together with his and girlfriend's lives within the stability, Max needs to decipher the diary's secrets and techniques in a richly unique and impressive mystery that covers every little thing from international conflict II to Watergate.

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The Gates of Rome (Emperor, Book 1) by Conn Iggulden

By Conn Iggulden

Not often, if ever, does a brand new author dazzle us with this type of brilliant mind's eye and storytelling, perfectly taking pictures the essence of a land, a humans, a legend. Conn Iggulden is simply the sort of author, bringing to vibrant existence the most attention-grabbing eras in human background. In a real masterpiece of historic fiction, Iggulden takes us on a wide ranging trip via historical Rome, sweeping us right into a realm of tyrants and slaves, of darkish intrigues and seething passions. What emerges is either a grand romantic story of coming-of-age within the Roman Empire and a colourful portrait of the early years of a guy who could turn into the main strong ruler in the world: Julius Caesar.

On the luxurious Italian peninsula, a brand new empire is taking form. At its center is the town of Rome, a spot of glory and decadence, attractiveness and bloodshed. in contrast bright backdrop, boys are growing to be to manhood, dreaming of battles, reputation, and glory in carrier of the mightiest empire the area has ever identified. One is the son of a senator, a boy of privilege and ambition to whom a lot has been given and from whom a lot is anticipated. the opposite is a bastard baby, a boy of energy and crafty, whose love for his adoptive family–and his adoptive brother–will be the main robust strength in his life.

As younger Gaius and Marcus are informed within the paintings of combat–under the tutelage of 1 of Rome’s such a lot fearsome gladiators–Rome itself is being rocked through the paintings of treachery and ambition, stuck in a tug-of-war as rival generals, Marius and Sulla, push the empire towards civil conflict. For Marcus, a bloody crusade in Greece becomes a tender soldier’s proving floor. For Gaius, the both lethal infighting of the Roman Senate would be the battlefield the place he hones his braveness and ability. And for either, the affection of a unprecedented slave lady can be an honor each one will covet yet just one will win.

The pals are pressured to stroll diverse paths, and by the point they meet back every thing can have replaced. either could have recognized love, loss, and violence. And the land the place they have been as soon as blameless can be thrust into the grip of sour conflict–a clash that may set Roman opposed to Roman...and placed their friendship to the last word try out.

Brilliantly interweaving heritage and event, Conn Iggulden conjures a gorgeous array of contrasts–from the bloody stench of a battlefield to the opulence of the best urban in heritage, from the tenderness of a lover to the treachery of an murderer. fantastically rendered, grippingly advised, Emperor, The Gates of Rome is a piece of vaulting mind's eye from a robust new voice in old fiction.

From the Hardcover edition.

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