Download E-books he Novels of Alexander the Great: Fire from Heaven; The Persian Boy; Funeral Games (Alexander the Great) PDF

By Mary Renault

A different three-in-one version of Mary Renault's acclaimed old novels concerning the lifestyles and occasions of Alexander the Great

Mary Renault is a shining gentle to either historic novelists and their readers. She doesn't fake the prior is just like the current, or that the folk of old Greece have been similar to us. She indicates us their strangeness; discerning, sure-footed, not easy our values, piquing our interest, she leads us via an alien panorama that strikes and delights us.—Hilary Mantel

Fire from Heaven is a gripping account of the early life of Alexander's lifestyles. the tale tells of his complicated dating along with his mom and dad; of his nice bonds—to his horse, Oxhead, and to his dearest buddy and eventual lover, Hephaistion—and of the military he instructions while he's slightly an grownup. Coming of age in the course of the battles for southern Greece, Alexander the good first takes someone's existence at age twelve and speedily gets rid of his opponents once he involves energy, rising during this novel as a charming and intricate figure.

The iconic Persian Boy facilities at the Macedon king as visible during the eyes of his lover and so much trustworthy attendant, the eunuch Bagoas. whilst Bagoas is particularly younger, his father is murdered and he's bought as a slave to King Darius of Persia. Then, while Alexander conquers the land, he's given Bagoas as a present, and the boy is besotted. This ardour comes at a time while a lot is at stake—Alexander has better halves, conflicts are ablaze, and plots on his existence abound. the result's a riveting account of an exceptional conqueror's years of triumph and, finally, heartbreak.

In Funeral video games, a bloody fight for energy rages after the dying ofAlexander, leaving an empire that extends from the Adriatic Sea to the Indus River. the facility avid gamers comprise Ptolemy, father-son groups, and a cadre of influential women—not least of whom is Eurydike, whose plan is to marry Alexander's disabled brother, Arridaios. Brimming with outsize personalities, brazen plots, and a sweeping experience of heritage, Funeral video games brings to bright existence the realm of Alexander the good, and the seismic tumult within the wake of his death.

This e-book positive aspects an illustrated biography of Mary Renault together with infrequent pictures of the writer.

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Download E-books The Dreaming Jewels PDF

By Theodore Sturgeon

Winner of the Hugo, Nebula and global fable existence success Awards

"One of the masters of contemporary technology fiction."—The Washington publish ebook World

Eight-year-old Horty Bluett hasn't ever recognized love. His adoptive mom and dad are violent; his classmates are merciless. So he runs clear of domestic and joins a carnival. appearing along the fireaters, snakemen and "little people," Horty is accredited. yet he's not secure. For while he loses 3 hands in an twist of fate they usually develop again, it turns into transparent that Horty isn't like different boys. And it's a distinction a few humans will need to use.

But his distinction dangers not just his personal existence however the lives of the outcasts who supplied for him, for therefore decades, with a spot to name domestic. In The Dreaming Jewels, Theodore Sturgeon renders the a number of wounds of loneliness, worry, and persecution with uncanny precision. Vividly drawn, expertly plotted, The Dreaming Jewels is a Sturgeon masterpiece.

"An intensely written novel and extremely relocating novel of affection and retribution."—Washington Star

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Download E-books Have You Seen Marie? (Vintage Contemporaries) PDF

By Sandra Cisneros

Have You obvious Marie? Showcases the storytelling magic of Sandra Cisneros, loved writer of The condo on Mango Street. This lyrically advised, richly illustrated fantasy for adults is the story of a woman’s seek, within the wake of her mother’s demise, for a lacking cat—and a reminder that love, even if it is going off target, doesn't remain misplaced eternally.

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Download E-books Voodoo Dawn (a Marika Hartmann short story) PDF

By Greg Barron

For lovers of Clancy, MacLean and Ludlum, a page-turning brief tale from the writer of Rotten Gods.

Paradise turns to terror while half-starved, AK47 toting gunmen, led by way of a soldier of fortune referred to as Drake, board Peter and Victoria Holt-Bennett's luxurious catamaran off the coast of Guinea. Terrorised and violated, the hostages needs to try to bring up 5 million money to save lots of themselves, and their 4 12 months outdated baby.

While their lives dangle within the stability, a group of crack 2CG operatives, led by way of Marika Hartmann, release a do or die undertaking to avoid wasting them. yet Drake is greater than he turns out, and the stakes are better than an individual can have imagined. scuffling with opposed to glossy guns coupled with malicious stone-age ideals, Marika will fit wits with a guy who looks to expect her each step.

Greg Barron is a global tourist who has studied overseas Terrorism on the prestigious St Andrew's college. His severely acclaimed thrillers mirror his fascination with political, social and environmental change.

Includes bonus bankruptcy of Rotten Gods!

Praise for Greg Barron's novels:

'Barron isn't really one to drag his punches' Courier-Mail

'Barron echoes the paintings of authors similar to MacLean, Clancy and Ludlum' Canberra Times

'A high-octane mystery ... the velocity is great, the writing is sharp and Barron has a true expertise for the evocation of position ... sufficiently gripping to maintain you up at evening' The Australian

'Combines some of the best of a mystery through Tom Clancy with the lads' personal motion blockbuster of somebody like Chris Ryan. the rate of the motion is matched merely by way of the sophistication of the prose and the originality of the plot. Greg Barron has proved he's a political mystery author on the very most sensible of his game.' ABC Weekend Bookworm

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Download E-books Mermans Children PDF

By Poul Anderson

His long-awaited saga of The final Days Of Faery. within the waning years of the center a while, sooner than Christendom had thoroughly scoured the realm of magic, either Faery and guy lived on Europe's seashores. this can be the tale of these final days: of the halfling childrens of the Liri king, who have been of either geographical regions yet selected the single we name the opposite; of the way they schemed & fought for survival, hounded from the Baltic to the ice caves of Greenland to the Mediterranean coast; of ways they enjoyed & how they died. it's the epic grasp piece, the journey right away erotic, violent & magnificently unhappy, that Poul Anderson has constantly desired to write.

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Download E-books The Beast God Forgot to Invent: Novellas PDF

By Jim Harrison

Jim Harrison is an American grasp. The Beast God Forgot to Invent bargains tales of tradition and wildness, of guys and beasts and the place they overlap. A prosperous guy retired to the Michigan woods narrates the story of a more youthful guy decivilized through mind harm. A Michigan Indian wanders l. a., hobnobbing with starlets and screenwriters whereas he tracks an ersatz Native-American activist who stole his bearskin. An getting older "alpha canine," the writer of 3 dozen throwaway biographies, eats dinner with the ex-wife of his overheated early life, and needs to confront the guy he used to be.

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Download E-books Mexico: A Novel PDF

By James A. Michener

Pulitzer Prize–winning writer James A. Michener, whose novels hurtle from the a long way reaches of heritage to the darkish corners of the realm, paints an intoxicating portrait of a land whose earlier and current are as turbulent, attention-grabbing, and colourful as the other in the world. whilst an American journalist travels to document at the upcoming duel among nice matadors, he's finally swept up within the dramatic tale of his personal Mexican ancestry—from the brilliance and brutality of the ancients, to the iron fist of the invading Spaniards, to trendy Mexico, struggling with via dirt and bloodshed to construct a country upon the ashes of revolution. Architectural splendors, frenzied bullfights, terrible human sacrifice: Michener weaves all of them into an epic human tale that ranks with the simplest of his loved bestselling novels.
 
Praise for Mexico
 
“Michener the storyteller at his most interesting . . . There are most suitable and genuine scenes within the plaza de toros that are as dramatic as any written by means of Ernest Hemingway or Barnaby Conrad.”The long island instances e-book Review
 
“Astounding . . . fast-moving, exciting . . . Michener is again in large, established shape with Mexico.”—Los Angeles Daily News
 
“An captivating tale . . . Michener artfully combines the historical past of Mexico with the artwork of bullfighting, instructing the reader approximately either and telling a grand tale on the related time.”St. Louis Post-Dispatch
 
“A novel of epic proportions, abounding in visible and old detail.”Richmond Times-Dispatch

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Download E-books Obsèques PDF

By Lars-Saabye Christensen

Le four janvier 2001, Kim Karlsen, âgé de cinquante ans, se réveille un matin dans une chambre d’hôtel au nord de l. a. Norvège. Il ne se souvient de rien. Il ne le sait pas encore, mais il est mort. Dans un univers à los angeles fois surréaliste et onirique, situé dans des paysages âpres et parfois surnaturels, Kim évolue dans une vie après los angeles mort et croise des silhouettes familières, certaines déjà rencontrées dans d’autres romans de l’auteur, comme Fred, dans le Demi-Frère (Lattès, 2004). 

La réalité bientôt nous rattrape, lorsque les proches de Kim doivent à leur journey affronter sa mort. remark réagit-on face à l. a. perte de son ami d’enfance, quand bien même on ne l’a plus vu depuis vingt ans ? 

Entre une première partie pleine de jeux de mots, de créativité littéraire et d’un humour mélancolique, et une seconde partie, aussi troublante qu’émouvante, ancrée dans une réalité bien tangible, Les Obsèques est un roman sur l’amitié et sur l’épreuve du temps sur les sentiments.

Traduit du suédois par Jean-Baptiste Coursaud

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Download E-books The Fish Can Sing (Vintage International) PDF

By Halldor Laxness

The Fish Can Sing is one among Nobel Prize winner Halldór Laxness’s such a lot cherished novels, a poignant coming-of-age story marked together with his atypical combination of sunshine irony and darkish humor.

The orphan Alfgrimur has spent an idyllic early life sheltered within the easy turf cottage of a beneficiant and kooky aged couple. Alfgrimur goals in simple terms of turning into a fisherman like his adoptive grandfather, until eventually he meets Iceland's largest big name. The opera singer Gardar Holm’s overseas status is a resource of super delight to tiny, insecure Iceland, notwithstanding not anyone there has ever heard him sing. A mysterious guy who normally avoids his place of origin and time and again fails to accomplish for his adoring countrymen, Gardar takes a selected curiosity in Alfgrimur’s budding musical expertise and urges him to search out the area past the single he is aware and loves. yet as Alfgrimur discovers that Gardar isn't what he turns out, he starts to confront the problem of discovering his personal direction with out turning his again on the place he got here from.

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