By Andrea Schacht
Begin einer neuen Mittelaltersaga um Alyss, die Tochter der Begine Almut
Ein Raubmord in Köln! Die junge Alyss tritt in die Fußstapfen ihrer Mutter Almut und beginnt zu ermitteln, und used to be sie in Erfahrung bringt, erschüttert sie in ihren Grundfesten …
Begine Almut hat ihren Spürsinn und ihre Scharfzüngigkeit an ihre Tochter Alyss vererbt.
Spannend und gewitzt, lässt Alyss nicht locker, bis sie den Mörder eines Tuchhändlers gestellt und überführt hat.
By Robert Nye
Irascible and nonetheless lecherous at age eighty one, Sir John Falstaff, certainly one of Shakespeareís maximum characters, spins out those memoirs as an antidote to legend, and in so doing manages to recreate his personal. Set in an England that used to be earthy, violent, superstitious, and brimming with a brand new feel of nationwide goal, FALSTAFF brings to lifestyles not just the fellow himself however the complete Elizabethan period. right here we see what background and the Bard ignored or purposely skipped over of his performs: what particularly occurred that celebrated evening while Falstaff and Justice Shallow heard the chimes in the dead of night; who killed Hotspur; what percentage males fairly fell at Agincourt; what truly transpired on the coronation of Henry V (ìHarry the Prigî) and masses, even more!
By Bernard Cornwell
BBC2’s significant Autumn 2015 television sequence THE final country is predicated on Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling novels at the making of britain and the destiny of his nice hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. the 1st 8 books within the sequence, now in a single entire booklet for the 1st time.
The final Kingdom
The light Horseman
The Lords of the North
The Burning Land
Death of Kings
The Pagan Lord
The Empty Throne.
Uhtred, born into Saxon aristocracy in ninth-century Northumbria is orphaned at ten. he's captured and followed by means of a Dane and taught the Viking methods. but Uhtred's destiny is indissolubly sure up with Alfred, King of Wessex, who principles over the single English state to outlive the Danish assault.
The final nation is an epic sequence from the grasp of ancient fiction, that tells the story of Alfred the nice, his descendants, and the Viking enemies they face. The fight among the English and the Danes and the strife among Christianity and paganism is the historical past to this extraordinary sequence of ways England was once made – and intensely approximately misplaced.
By John J. Healey
A pleasant romantic account of Emily Dickinson's and Herman Melville's courting. The manuscript of this novel used to be stumbled on by means of John J. Healey in a field left by way of his grandfather, Professor Vincent P. Healey, after his loss of life. This enticing paintings of fiction is a romantic account during which 4 iconic figures of yankee Letters play a number one function. in the summertime of 1851 Herman Melville used to be completing Moby Dick on his kinfolk farm within the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. Surrounded via his mom, sisters and pregnant spouse, it used to be a peaceful and effective season till his neighbor Nathaniel Hawthorne lured him to Amherst. There they met twenty-year-old Emily Dickinson and her brother Austin. On a whim the 2 distinctive authors invited the Dickinson siblings to accompany them on a visit to Boston and big apple. In new york they met journalist Walt Whitman and William Johnson, a runaway slave, and it used to be there, regardless of their efforts to regulate it, that Emily and Herman fell in love. This, for the 1st time, is their tale.
By Cora Harrison
""Harrison, like Peter Tremayne in his Sister Fidelma sequence, presents a high-quality model of ancient mystery" "Booklist-When extended family chief Garrett MacNamara's lifeless physique is located at the highway after a herd of cows has escaped, what used to be in the beginning assumed to be a sad case of him being squashed to a pulp via cattle turns into extra sinister whilst a neighborhood claims they observed a sequence connected to the mutilated physique - which has now disappeared. Mara and her students needs to now examine: used to be Slaney, Garrett's spouse, threatened by means of new arrivals, or is she being blamed for his homicide to transparent the way in which for a brand new chief
By Colm Tóibín
PROVOCATIVE, HAUNTING AND INDELIBLE, Colm Tóibín’s portrait of Mary provides her as a solitary older lady nonetheless looking to comprehend the occasions that develop into the narrative of the recent testomony and the root of Christianity.
In the traditional city of Ephesus, Mary lives on my own, years after her son’s crucifixion. She has little interest in participating with the authors of the Gospel. they're her keepers, offering her with foodstuff and guard and traveling her frequently. She doesn't agree that her son is the Son of God; nor that his dying used to be “worth it”; nor that the “group of misfits he collected round him, males who couldn't glance a girl within the eye,” have been holy disciples.
Mary judges herself ruthlessly (she didn't remain on the foot of the pass till her son died—she fled, to save lots of herself), and her judgment of others is both harsh. This lady whom we all know from centuries of work and scripture because the docile, loving, silent, long-suffering, obedient, worshipful mom of Christ turns into a sad heroine with the relentless eloquence of Electra or Medea or Antigone. Tóibín’s travel de strength of mind's eye and language is a portrait so vibrant and convincing that our snapshot of Mary can be endlessly remodeled.
By Richard Blake
The victorious Muslim capital is the environment for the fourth within the interesting, action-packed sequence set within the death days of the Roman Empire
Murderous intrigue brings Aelric—Blake's enticing, murderous antihero—to Damascus because the victorious Muslim caliphate sweeps up from Arabia to threaten Constantinople itself. Aelric is aware the secrets and techniques in the back of Greek Fire—the flame-throwers that experience saved what's left of the once-mighty Roman empire secure till now—and he has little or no selection approximately sharing them with the hot rulers. Or in order that they imagine, for Aelric has now not misplaced any of the crafty and braveness that experience to this point stored him alive.
By Diana Gabaldon
In her much-anticipated new novel, the recent York instances bestselling writer of the Outlander saga brings again one in all her such a lot compelling characters: Lord John Grey--soldier, gentleman, and no suggest hand with a blade. right here Diana Gabaldon brilliantly weaves jointly the strands of Lord John's mystery and public lives--a shattering relatives secret, a love affair with almost certainly disastrous effects, and a struggle that stretches from the outdated international to the recent. . . .
In 1758, within the center of the Seven Years' warfare, Britain fights by way of the aspect of Prussia within the Rhineland. For Lord John and his titled brother Hal, the battlefield may be a welcome respite from the torturous secret that burns poisonously of their family's background. Seventeen years previous, Lord John's past due father, the Duke of Pardloe, used to be came across lifeless, a pistol in his hand and accusations of his function as a Jacobite agent staining without end a family's honor.
Now unlaid ghosts from the prior are stirring. Lord John's brother has mysteriously acquired a web page in their overdue father's lacking diary. an individual is taunting the gray kinfolk with secrets and techniques from the grave, yet Hal, with secrets and techniques of his personal, refuses to pursue the problem and orders his brother to do likewise. pissed off, John turns to a guy who has been either his prisoner and his confessor: the Scottish Jacobite James Fraser.
Fraser can inform many secrets--and withhold many others. yet battle, a forbidden affair, and Fraser's personal secrets and techniques will complicate Lord John's quest. till James Fraser yields the lacking piece of an wonderful puzzle--and Lord John, stuck among his braveness and his judgment of right and wrong, needs to make a decision no matter if his family's honor is worthy his existence.
By Christianna Brand
One girl has the reply to history’s strangest maritime mystery.
Though background may consider her because the Marie Celeste, the ship’s identify was once Mary Celeste. She used to be a brig—square-rigged, 100 ft lengthy, sufficiently big for a team of 9, and durable sufficient to move the Atlantic and convey earnings domestic to its masters—a appealing send that was once destined for tragedy. On December four, 1872, the Mary Celeste is located adrift off the coast of Portugal with shipment in her carry, nutrition upon her tables, and half-written letters on her captain’s table. yet now not a soul are available on board. This secret has questioned maritime students for over a century. One girl is familiar with the solutions, simply because she used to be there from the start, and understands the seductive “Honey Mary” the send was once secretly named after. As she retraces the occasions that lead as much as that fateful voyage, she unearths that the brain will be as darkish and chilly as an ocean grave.
By Nicole Galland
A charming story of loyalty, politics, love and betrayal set within the wilds of twelfth century Wales.
Wales, 1198. A time of treachery, ardour, and uncertainty. King Maelgwyn ap Cadwallon, referred to as Noble, struggles to guard his small country from foes inside and outside his borders. harassed right into a marriage of political comfort, he's taking as his bride the younger, headstrong Isabel Mortimer, niece of his strong English nemesis.
Through power of personality, Isabel wins her husband's grudging appreciate, yet reveals the Welsh courtroom backward and barbaric, and is quickly engaged in a conflict of wills opposed to Gwirion, the king's oldest, oddest, and such a lot depended on buddy. sooner than lengthy, notwithstanding, Gwirion and Isabel's mutual animosity is unexpectedly remodeled, and the king reveals himself as threatened by means of family as through the enemies who threat his crown.
A masterful novel by means of a talented storyteller, The Fool's story combines shiny old fiction, compelling political intrigue, and passionate romance to create an intimate drama of 3 participants certain -- and undone -- by means of love and loyalty.