Download Desolation Island (Aubrey & Maturin, Book 5) by Patrick O'Brian PDF

By Patrick O'Brian

Commissioned to rescue Governor Bligh of Bounty reputation, Captain Jack Aubrey and his pal and health care provider Stephen Maturin sail the Leopard to Australia with a carry packed with convicts. between them is a gorgeous and unsafe spy—and a treacherous ailment that decimates the team. With a Dutch man-of-war to windward, the undermanned, outgunned Leopard sails for her existence into the freezing waters of the Antarctic, the place, in mountain seas, the Dutchman closes...

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Download Leo Africanus by Amin Maalouf PDF

By Amin Maalouf

"I, Hasan the son of Muhammad the weigh-master, I, Jean-Leon de Medici, circumcised on the hand of a barber and baptized on the hand of a pope, i'm now referred to as the African, yet it's not that i am from Africa, nor from Europe, nor from Arabia. i'm also known as the Granadan, the Fassi, the Zayyati, yet I come from no nation, from no urban, no tribe. i'm the son of the line, my nation is the caravan, my existence the main unforeseen of voyages."

therefore wrote Leo Africanus, in his 40th yr, during this imaginary autobiography of the recognized geographer, adventurer, and student Hasan al-Wazzan, who used to be born in Granada in 1488. His kin fled the Inquisition and took him to town of Fez, in North Africa. Hasan grew to become an itinerant service provider, and made many trips to the East, trips wealthy in event and remark. He used to be captured by way of a Sicilian pirate and brought again to Rome as a present to Pope Leo X, who baptized him Johannes Leo. whereas in Rome, he wrote the 1st trilingual dictionary (Latin, Arabic and Hebrew), in addition to his celebrated Description of Africa, for which he's nonetheless remembered as Leo Africanus.

Translated via Peter Sluglett.

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Download Absolute Honour (Jack Absolute Series, Book 3) by C. C. Humphreys PDF

By C. C. Humphreys

The gripping finale in C. C. Humphreys's exciting ancient experience sequence, starring the speeding Jack Absolute

After surviving the French and Indian Wars, Jack Absolute nearly perishes at the voyage domestic, simply to be kept by means of a charismatic Irishman, purple Hugh McClune. in the course of his restoration, Jack falls for the man's appealing cousin, Laetitia. yet as they plan to elope, Jack stumbles on crimson Hugh's crafty plot to assassinate the King. Jack foils the plan—but spares the lifetime of crimson Hugh, who then flees to Rome, taking Laetitia with him.

When Jack reunites together with his outdated regiment, the sixteenth Dragoons, can he defeat the schemes of the Irish traitor and win again his nice love as soon as and for all?

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Download A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2) by George R. R. Martin PDF

By George R. R. Martin

A comet the colour of blood and flame cuts around the sky. nice leaders—Lord Eddard Stark and Robert Baratheon—who carry sway over an age of enforced peace are lifeless, sufferers of royal treachery. Now, from the traditional fortress of Dragonstone to the forbidding shorelines of Winterfell, chaos reigns. Six factions fight for regulate of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, getting ready to stake their claims via tempest, turmoil, and conflict.

It is a story within which brother plots opposed to brother and the useless upward push to stroll within the evening. right here a princess masquerades as an orphan boy; a knight of the brain prepares a poison for a treacherous sorceress; and wild males descend from the Mountains of the Moon to ravage the nation-state. opposed to a backdrop of incest and fratricide, alchemy and homicide, victory may match to the lads and ladies possessed of the coldest steel...and the coldest hearts. For while kings conflict, the total land trembles.

Here is the second one quantity in George R.R. Martin outstanding cycle of novels that comes with A video game of Thrones and A typhoon of Swords. As a complete, this sequence contains a real masterpiece of contemporary myth, bringing jointly the simplest the style has to provide. Magic, secret, intrigue, romance, and experience fill those pages and shipping us to a global in contrast to any we have now ever skilled. Already hailed as a vintage, George R.R. Martin beautiful sequence is destined to face as one of the good achievements of resourceful fiction.

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Download 46 Days Adrift. A True Story by Barry Donnelly PDF

By Barry Donnelly

Imagine yourself...adrift in a four-metre tinnie within the shark-infested waters of the Pacific Ocean—lost and possible forgotten—shark bait!

Ben Tooki, his uncle and a chum have been stuck in a hurricane off the island of Kiribati and swept out to sea. For 46 days they have been adrift with little meals or water.

There's a typhoon shapin' up; it has been gettin' to complete on all day. We listen the rumbling noise. It seems like the track of a digeridoo, a type of buzzing sound.

"What's that noise, it really is getting louder?"

"It's comin' in our direction!"

The wave grows right into a big bulge within the ocean. Lifts us like an elevator, after which starts to roll ahead, now not breaking, yet bent on offering us to a couple type of eternity. we are 3 males, goin' to convinced demise at the mom of all waves, 3 males in an elevator, using a boiling mass of water. It lasts probably seconds, however it sounds like an entire life, and the tinnie turns within the air, completing the other way up, and me spinning...

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Download Shards of Time (Nightrunner, Book 7) by Lynn Flewelling PDF

By Lynn Flewelling

Acclaimed writer Lynn Flewelling brings her loved Nightrunners sequence to a close—at least for now—with an exhilarating novel of homicide, secret, and magic.

The governor of the sacred island of Korous and his mistress were killed within a locked and protected room. the only real witnesses to the crime—guards who broke down the doorways, listening to the screams from within—have long gone mad with terror, babbling approximately ghosts... and issues worse than ghosts.

Dispatched to Korous by means of the queen, grasp spies Alec and Seregil locate all of the pleasure and possibility they can want—and extra. For an historical evil has been woke up there, a very good energy that may not leisure until eventually it has escaped its otherworldly felony and brought revenge on all that lives. And simply these like Alec—who have died and back to life—can step among the worlds and confront the killer... whether it potential a moment and all too everlasting dying.

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Download Storm Warning (The 39 Clues, Book 9) by Linda Sue Park PDF

By Linda Sue Park

The tip is close to! publication nine of the number one NY Times bestselling series.

The shadow of a guy in black has fourteen-year-old Amy Cahill and her more youthful brother, Dan, on their around the globe look for 39 Clues that result in an outstanding strength. Amy and Dan recognize the fellow in black has attempted to kill them. They recognize he's a Madrigal, the main secretive and terrifying team looking for the Clues. Amy and Dan have run demanding and quick, yet they can't break out the fellow following them. And now, within the wake of a poor tragedy, he's able to step out of the darkness for his or her ultimate disagreement.

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Download The Divide (The Divide Trilogy, Book 1) by Elizabeth Kay PDF

By Elizabeth Kay

A special and funny fable that weaves a solid of eccentric and fascinating characters into an immense event story.

When Felix's mom and dad take him to "The Divide"--a spot in Costa Rica the place the waters that run all the way down to the Pacific and Atlantic oceans separate--Felix unearths himself in a extraordinary parallel international the place legendary creatures and magic are a reality.
There, he meets Betony, a tangle baby and herbalist who turns into his pal during this unusual land. As Felix explores this new international he quickly discovers that its legendary beasts and fairy folks imagine Felix is a mythical creature who makes use of useful technological know-how rather than magic! Will Felix ever locate his long ago home...and will he wish to?

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Download Autumn Rambles of New England : An Explorer's Guide to the by Michael Tougias, Mark Tougias PDF

By Michael Tougias, Mark Tougias

Provides 14 routes to discover New England throughout the autumn. The publication covers hidden facet roads and mountain climbing trails, retailers, scenic components and historical websites. a list is incorporated of festivals, fairs, areas of curiosity and lodging with mobilephone numbers and addresses.

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Download A Million Ways to Die in the West by Seth MacFarlane PDF

By Seth MacFarlane

From the writer of Family Guy and director of Ted comes a hilarious first novel that reinvents the Western.

Mild-mannered sheep farmer Albert Stark is bored stiff with the cruel lifetime of the yankee frontier, the place it kind of feels every little thing and something can kill you: Duels at excessive midday. Barroom brawls. toxic snakes. Cholera-infected ingesting water. Tumbleweed abrasion. whatever known as "toe-foot." Even a visit to the outhouse. convinced, there are one million how one can die within the wild, wild West, and Albert plans to prevent all of them. a few humans imagine that makes him a coward. Albert calls it logic. but if his female friend dumps him for the main unbearable man on the town, Albert comes to a decision to struggle back—even even though he can't shoot, trip, or throw a punch. thankfully, he groups up with a stunning gunslinger who's tricky sufficient for the either one of them. regrettably, she's married to the largest, meanest, so much jealous bad-ass at the frontier. seems Albert has simply came across one million and one how one can die within the West.

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