A King's Ransom Book

A King's Ransom | Download eBook Read Pdf-ePub-Kindle

Download full pdf book A King's Ransom by Sharon Kay Penman available in full 704 pages, and make sure to check out other latest books Fiction related to A King's Ransom below.

A King's Ransom

By Sharon Kay Penman
  • ISBN Code: : 0698167171
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 704
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 523
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : a-king-s-ransom.pdf

Book Excerpt :

Sharon Kay Penman follows up her acclaimed novel Lionheart with this vivid and heart-wrenching New York Times bestseller about the last event-filled years in the life of Richard I of England, Coeur de Lion. November 1192. After his bloody crusade in the Kingdom of Jerusalem, Richard and his crew are overcome by a sudden storm, its fierce winds propelling the ship onto the Sicilian shore. But this misfortune is just the beginning. Forced to make a dangerous choice, Richard finds himself in enemy territory, where he is captured—in violation of the papal decree protecting all crusaders—and handed over to the Holy Roman Emperor. Imprisoned in the notorious fortress at Trifels, from which few ever leave alive, Richard, for the first time in his life, experiences pure, visceral fear—while his mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine, moves heaven and earth to secure his release. Amid betrayals, intrigues, infidelities, wars, and illness, Richard’s courage and intelligence will become legend.

Recommended Books For Reading


  • The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers Book 2: A King's Ransom
    The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers Book 2: A King's Ransom

    A Book written by Jude Watson, published by Scholastic Inc. 2011-12-06 - 192 pages - part of Juvenile Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • King's Ransom
    King's Ransom

    A Book written by Suzanne Brockmann, published by Suzanne Brockmann 2020-12-07 - 300 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • King's Ransom
    King's Ransom

    A Book written by Sharon Sala, published by Harlequin 2021-01-11 - pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • King's Ransom
    King's Ransom

    A Book written by Amelia Autin, published by Harlequin 2015-06-01 - 288 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • King's Ransom
    King's Ransom

    A Book written by Jan Beazely,Thom Lemmons, published by WaterBrook 2010-05-26 - 384 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • A King's Ransom
    A King's Ransom

    A Book written by James Grippando, published by Harper Collins 2009-03-17 - 576 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • A King's Ransom (Masters of Pleasure Book 1)
    A King's Ransom (Masters of Pleasure Book 1)

    A Book written by Reagan Hawk,Mandy M. Roth, published by Raven Happy Hour 2013-04 - 280 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook

Read Also This Books

Aunt Dimity and The King's Ransom

By Nancy Atherton
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0525522662
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 583
  • Pdf File: aunt-dimity-and-the-king-s-ransom.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In the 23rd installment of the bestselling Aunt Dimity series, a dark and stormy night kicks off a ghost chase in rural England On a dull and dreary October day, Lori Shepherd and her husband Bill set off for the historic town of Rye, on the southeast coast of England, for a quiet weekend together without the kids. Bill must first pay a visit to a reclusive client--but after Lori drops him off, a powerful storm drives her off course and leaves her stranded in an ancient, rambling inn called The King's Ransom. When Lori is spooked by ghostly noises in the night, Aunt Dimity reminds her rather tartly that not all ghosts intend to harm the living. But the longer Lori is stuck at the inn, the stranger things seem. She learns that the inn was once a hangout for smugglers, and that it's riddled with secret tunnels the smugglers used to reach a network of hidden caves. Then there's the inn's cook--a brawny, gruff ex-con--who seems to have a beef with a mysterious French guest. Are the noises Lori hears made by the spirits of long dead smugglers? Or should she be more worried by the inn's living inhabitants? Joining forces with her new friend Bishop Wyndham, and guided by Aunt Dimity's wise counsel, Lori sets out to discover once and for all who--or what--is haunting The King's Ransom.

A King's Ransom

By Simon Burrows
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1441178961
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : History
  • Members : 797
  • Pdf File: a-king-s-ransom.pdf

Book Short Summary:

If Charles Théveneau de Morande was a character in a novel, he would be considered the ultimate anti-hero. Morande's historical significance far transcends his success as a blackmailer and scandalous pamphleteer. Having extorted the French monarchy he turned coat and during the War of American Independence and throughout the 1780s was France's leading political spy in London. In addition, he was a highly successful police agent among his fellow exiles and one of the most influential journalists of his time. His enemies or victims - who invariably suffered intense damage to their reputations - included many of the most colourful figures of his day. Nevertheless, Morande survived the wrath of both Louis XV and the revolution, outlived his enemies, and died peacefully in his bed. Morande's life story is a tale of intrigue, blackmail, espionage, duels, kidnap, murder, politics, conspiracy and crime. At the same time, it offers a chance to examine some of the most important issues of French history and revolution.

King's Ransom and Nate

By Sharon Sala,Delores Fossen
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 0369704118
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 460
  • Pdf File: king-s-ransom-and-nate.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Lives—and hearts—in peril King's Ransom by New York Times bestselling author Sharon Sala Jesse LeBeau had fought off an attacker with his own knife, but the terrifying memory remains. Then she looks up from her hospital bed and sees the handsome cowboy who’d always been like a brother to her. King McCandless is determined to bring Jesse back to Oklahoma and protect her from the threat of another attack. But can Jesse stay when now her heart is in danger? FREE BONUS STORY INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME! Nate by USA TODAY bestselling author Delores Fossen When Lieutenant Nate Ryland's baby daughter is kidnapped, he finds hope in a surprising ally: Darcy Burkhart, a woman he never thought—never wanted—to see again. But Darcy's son has also been taken and there’s nothing that will keep the two from bringing their children home. As they search, Nate finds himself admiring the woman he once considered his greatest opponent—and desiring her in a way he never would have thought possible. New York Times Bestselling Author Sharon Sala

A King's Ransom [Young, Hot, and Talented 6]

By Shawn Bailey
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Siren-BookStrand
  • Book Code : 1642436232
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 230
  • Pdf File: a-king-s-ransom-young-hot-and-talented-6.pdf

Book Short Summary:

[Siren Classic ManLove: Alternative Contemporary Romance, MM, HEA] Ex-supermodel Andy Green didn't know how much his life was going to change when he went to Seoul to participate in a martial art competition. He won the fight easy enough by knocking out the country's champion. It wasn't until people started hopping in the ring congratulating him, and someone pushing a big bag of money at him, that he learns that he's just beaten the crowned prince of South Korea, Ae-Jong Kim, who just happened to be one of his cousin Edward's fiancees. Right before the match Edward had confessed that he was there to not only cheer Andy on, but to break up with Ae-Jong, and he wanted Andy to do it for him. Andy hated Eddie for making him do his dirty work. But instead of getting on a plane and flying back home to America, Andy is offered the job of a lifetime as manager for the K-Pop group Dazed in which Ae-Jong is the leader.

King's Ransom

By Jackie Ashenden
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1488048568
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 263
  • Pdf File: king-s-ransom.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The third book in the red-hot Kings of Sydney trilogy sees Ajax King kidnapping a rising crime lord’s daughter, Imogen White. His bargaining chip is her innocence, but when all Imogen wants is to feel the raw masculinity of the eldest King, Ajax is tempted to free her from her gilded cage for good… Decades of being the eldest son of the biggest crime lord in Sydney doesn’t leave a man without scars, and mine run deep. Now I’ll do almost anything to destroy Sydney’s criminal underworld—even kidnap my enemy’s delectable daughter. Imogen White is pristine. Perfect. And if her father won’t leave Sydney for good, then I’ll take the one thing he prizes above all—and make her mine! Only Imogen isn’t quite the innocent I thought. She wants to be freed from her gilded prison, and damn if she isn’t looking for a little carnal education in return. She’s primal incarnate. Just like me. But I’m no knight in shining armour. I live cold and hard. I want nothing. I need nothing. The ends always justify the means…and no one—not even a sweet little spitfire like Imogen—will thaw the ice around my cold heart. No one. Sexy. Passionate. Bold. Discover Harlequin Dare, a new line of fun, edgy and sexually explicit romances for the fearless female.

The Pirate's Daughter

By Robert Girardi
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Delta
  • Book Code : 0307489558
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 469
  • Pdf File: the-pirate-s-daughter.pdf

Book Short Summary:

It began with a chance meeting and led to a date at a small French restaurant in a city by the sea. She ordered expensive wine. He paid the bill. She spoke of the sea. He was haunted by her green eyes and copper-colored skin. Then, in a matter of weeks, the woman named Cricket Page would lead Wilson Lander away from the moorings of his familiar life, away from his relationship with a successful businesswoman and onto a tycoon's yacht called the Compound Interest--for a journey across the great Sargasso Sea. Coming ashore in a world of searing mystery and danger, Lander will pay the price for his unquenchable desire for Cricket Page, for their moments of stolen pleasure and her cryptic promises of a life of luxury together. For she is a pirate's daughter, and in an exotic land exploding with cruelty and violence, populated by maniacs and plunderers, Wilson Lander must escape the woman who has stolen his heart--and given him his freedom. . . .

When Christ and His Saints Slept

By Sharon Kay Penman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Book Code : 1429939524
  • Total of Pages : 784
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 99
  • Pdf File: when-christ-and-his-saints-slept.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In When Christ and His Saints Slept master storyteller and historian Sharon Kay Penman illuminates one of the lesser-known but fascinating periods of English history. The next addition in this highly acclaimed historical fiction series of the middle ages, and the first of a trilogy that will tell the story of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. When Christ and His Saints Slept begins with the death of King Henry I, son of William the Conqueror and father of Maude, his only living legitimate offspring.

Ransom

By David Malouf
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1448113342
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 166
  • Pdf File: ransom.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In this exquisite gem of a novel, David Malouf shines new light on Homer's Iliad, adding twists and reflections, as well as flashes of earthy humour, to surprise and enchant. Lyrical, immediate and heartbreaking, Malouf's fable engraves the epic themes of the Trojan war onto a perfect miniature - themes of war and heroics, hubris and humanity, chance and fate, the bonds between soldiers, fathers and sons, all brilliantly recast for our times.

Matthew: A King's Ransom

By Practical Christianity Foundation
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Practical Christianity Foundation
  • Book Code : 1600980651
  • Total of Pages : 744
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 831
  • Pdf File: matthew.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The gospel of Matthew, chronicled by one who personally journeyed with Jesus during His earthly ministry, is a unique account since it is generally agreed that it was written with a Jewish audience in mind. As such, great care is taken in providing detail that substantiates Jesus as the Christ, the promised Messiah. No other gospel focuses so strongly on the divine aspects of the King and His kingdom. No other gospel provides such detail of the Sermon on the Mount. No other gospel so thoroughly links Jesus as the fulfillment of all Old Testament prophecies. True, the concept of Jesus as God’s anointed King over Israel is the point around which the Jewish people must wrestle, for if Jesus is the Messiah, then where is His kingdom? Indeed, the skeptical Gentile can ask this question as well. They, like each of us, must realign their concept of the kingdom and understand the full impact of Matthew’s personal testimony concerning Jesus, His life, His death, His resurrection, and the salvation that He offers to them and, indeed, to the whole world!

King's Treasure

By Marie Johnston
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Marie Johnston
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 302
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 326
  • Pdf File: king-s-treasure.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Broke, jobless, and stranded in Las Vegas on Valentine’s Day, I am forced to call my parents for a bailout. Again. A pampered princess and wannabe environmentalist, I know I’m a cliché and would do anything to change it. So when I meet Xander, a struggling photojournalist with absolutely nothing in common with my domineering, millionaire parents, I know just where to go next: A wedding chapel. But when I wake up the next day, my matrimonial rebellion comes with an unpleasant surprise. My husband is no penniless globetrotter—Xander King is the son of a billionaire oil tycoon, and my parents couldn’t approve of the match more. Now the only thing that could shock them would be a quickie divorce…except my new husband has a proposition for me. *** I take one look at Savvy and know I could spend the rest of my life with her. The feeling is mutual…until she figures out who I am. I didn’t mean to hide my identity, and I thought a desire to get out from under the weight of familial baggage was something we had in common. But with Savvy just moments from proposing divorce, I offer her the one thing I’d been ready to walk away from: A trust fund worth millions. All Savvy has to do is stay married to me for a year and then she’ll get half—except I have no intention of letting her go after 365 days. I’ve spent a decade running from my father’s disapproval and my brothers’ successes. Now I’m willing to spend a lifetime convincing the woman I love to stay put by my side. King's Treasure is book 3 in the Oil King's series. It's a Vegas wedding romance with a small town, western romance feel. Add a dash of millionaire romance and it has all the feels. For readers who also like Ann Mayburn, Carly Phillips, Carrie Ann Ryan, Cat Johnson, Catherine Cowles, Chelle Bliss, Cherise Sinclair, Cheyenne McCray, Claudia Burgoa, Debra Holt, Devney Perry, Diana Palmer, Esther E. Schmidt, Genevieve Turner, Helen Hardt, Jane Henry, Janet Dailey, Jeanne St. James, Jenna Jacob, Jennifer Ryan, Julia Sykes, Kennedy Fox, Kim Loraine, Lani Lynn Vale, Lauren Blakely, Lauren Landish, Laylah Roberts, Lexi Blake, Linda Lael Miller, Lindsay McKenna, Lorelei James, Lori Wilde, Maisy Yates, Max Monroe, Melissa Foster, Nicole Snow, Renee Rose, Samantha Madisen, Shayla Black, Sophie Oak, Stephanie Rowe, Susan Stoker, Vi Keeland, Vivian Arend, Willa Nash, Willow Winters, Zoe York, Erin Wright, Laramie Briscoe, Kylie Gilmore, Kait Nolan, Tracy Alvarez, Lili Valente, Vanessa Vale, Tawdra Kandle, Colleen Hoover, Maya Banks, Penelope Sky, Kendall Ryan, Kennedy Fox, Chelle Bliss, Sarina Bowen, Penelope Ward, Marie Force, Melissa Foster, Kristen Proby, Devney Perry, Susan Stoker, Tessa Bailey, Jana Aston, Sally Thorne, Christina Lauren, Elle Kennedy, Julia Kent, Sylvia Day, K.A. Linde, Jessica Hawkins, Rachel VanDyken, Jodi Ellen Malpas, L.J. Shen, Natasha Madison, Emily Henry, Corrine Michaels, and Kylie Scott. romance books, contemporary romance, small town, best friends, cowboy romance, western romance, marriage and family, series starter, first in series, romance series, romance saga, romantic family saga, bestseller romance, steamy, sexy, heartwarming, heart-warming, family, love, love books, kissing books, emotional journey, captivating romance, emotional, healing, hot, hot romance, forbidden love, second chance romance, loyalty, swoon, funny romance, modern romance, forbidden romance, enemies to lovers, friends to lovers, family business, strong female lead, strong heroine, top romance reads, best seller, romance novels, love story, angst, American western, unrequited love, adult romance, mature romance, rodeo, heartbreak, breakup, strong woman, contemporary women, full length, steamy, angsty, first love, romance series, series, mistaken country westerns, Vegas wedding, marriage of convenience, farming and ranching romance.

King's Ransom

By Diana Palmer
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HQN Books
  • Book Code : 1488023980
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 820
  • Pdf File: king-s-ransom.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Enjoy this fan-favorite contemporary romance from New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer Who is the stranger living in Brianna Scott's apartment? Ahmed ben Rashid claims to be a foreign diplomat in need of a hiding place. Though Brianna needs Ahmed's help to take care of her brother, she isn't about to play housemaid to some overbearing sheikh. Soon Brianna discovers Ahmed has the demeanor of a king. Yet the biggest surprise is "His Majesty's" demand that she become his bride. But Brianna isn't walking down the aisle until her royal suitor learns a much-needed lesson—in love. Originally published in 1993.

Loot

By Jude Watson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Book Code : 0545633958
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 278
  • Pdf File: loot.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"LOOT hits the jackpot." -- Rick Riordan, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author On a foggy night in Amsterdam, a man falls from a rooftop to the wet pavement below. It's Archibald McQuinn, the notorious cat burglar, and he's dying. As sirens wail in the distance, Archie manages to get out two last words to his young son, March: "Find jewels." But March learns that his father is not talking about hidden loot. He's talking about Jules, the twin sister March never knew he had. No sooner than the two find each other, they're picked up by the police and sent to the world's worst orphanage. It's not hard time, but it feels like it. March and Jules have no intention of staying put. They know their father's business inside and out, and they're tired of being pushed around. Just one good heist, and they'll live the life of riches and freedom that most kids only dream about. . . . . Hold on to your pearls, because this summer, the world's youngest criminal masterminds are coming for you. Praise for Loot: "So many things I love about this book: Cursed jewels, a dangerous prophecy, a crash course in the history of thievery, acrobatics and grift . . . This is LOOT you can take to the bank. It's the perfect summer read for kids." -- Rick Riordan, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of the Percy Jackson series "LOOT is one of those books that you'll want to devour in one sitting. Full of twists and turns and thrills aplenty, with the perfect mixture of humor throughout, this is a must-read. I really loved it." -- James Dashner, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of THE MAZE RUNNER "LOOT is pure delight -- a super-smart, funny, and exciting ride that I hoped would last forever. Full of wonderful characters and gratifying twists, this story is truly something special." -- Rebecca Stead, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author and Newbery Medalist for WHEN YOU REACH ME "A nonstop thrill ride of cons, schemes, and near misses, with more twists than a pretzel factory. If middle grade heist counts as a genre, Jude Watson is the master." -- Gordon Korman, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of SWINDLE "LOOT is proof that Jude Watson can do it all: an edge-of-your seat mystery that manages to be thrilling, funny, nail-biting, and full of real characters readers will care about. I loved it." -- Peter Lerangis, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of The Seven Wonders series "LOOT is one of my favorite reads in a very long time! I could not put this book down!" -- Jennifer A. Nielsen, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of THE FALSE PRINCE "LOOT breezes along in Jude Watson's trademark smart, snappy style, a sophisticated caper with a charming and unforgettable cast of characters." -- Natalie Standiford, author of THE SECRET TREE “LOOT is fast, fun, and full of exciting twists -- like OCEANS 11 starring kids. Buried beneath the exciting heist adventure is a beautifully written story of love and resilience, but that just serves to deepen the surprises and suspense that will keep kids flipping pages long after lights out.” -- Rachel Vail, author of UNFRIENDED "Bursting with adventure, humor and heart, LOOT is an unputdownable treat. Just make sure to hide it somewhere genius when you're done, so no one tries to steal it." -- Sarah Mlynowski, bestselling author of the Whatever After series "One deadly curse, four runaway kids and seven magical moonstones all add up to a page-turner full of action and heart. This is OCEAN'S ELEVEN for the middle grade reader." -- Kirby Larson, Newbery Honor author of HATTIE BIG SKY * "Akin to the best of roller-coaster rides. . . . Taut, engrossing, and unstoppable." -- KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred review * "Jewel theft has never been as fun as in 39 Clues contributor Watson's action-packed novel featuring Mission: Impossible - style escapades. . . . The high level of suspense, ultra-short chapters, and fast pace will hook readers of all stripes.” -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred review "Sassy narration, smart quips, pigeon drops, and slang worthy of an episode of DRAGNET make this fast-paced tale of topsy-turvy antics a joy from beginning to end. Don't try these high jinks at home..." -- BOOKLIST "A richly entertaining romp." -- BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS

FRISCO'S KID

By Suzanne Brockmann
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HQN Books
  • Book Code : 1460396936
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 398
  • Pdf File: frisco-s-kid.pdf

Book Short Summary:

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann has thrilled audiences with her Tall, Dark and Dangerous series. Experience it here with a hero who must face the most daring adventure of all—falling in love. His body may heal, but his heart is another story… Being a Navy SEAL is more than a career to Alan "Frisco" Francisco—it's his whole identity. But when a severe injury threatens Frisco's ability to function in combat, he's determined to achieve a full recovery. But the unexpected appearance of his abandoned niece leaves Frisco with little time for anything but dealing with the five-year-old girl. He knows even less about parenting than he does about how to mend his broken body. And there's no way he's going to accept offers of help from his interfering neighbor, Mia Summerton. He doesn't need anyone s help. Not to care for his niece, not to accept his limitations and certainly not to fall in love.

Money, Money, Money

By Ed McBain
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 0743217675
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 826
  • Pdf File: money-money-money.pdf

Book Short Summary:

It is Christmas in the city, but it isn't the giving season. A retired Gulf War pilot, a careless second-story man, a pair of angry Mexicans, and an equally shady pair of Secret Service agents are in town after a large stash of money, and no one is interested in sharing. The detectives at the 87th are already busy for the holidays. Steve Carella and Fat Ollie Weeks catch the squeal when the lions in the city zoo get an unauthorized feeding of a young woman's body. And then there's a trash can stuffed with a book salesman carrying a P-38 Walther and a wad of big bills. The bad bills and the dead book salesman lead to the offices of a respected publisher, Wadsworth and Dodds. This is good news for Fat Ollie, because he's working on a police novel -- one written by a real cop -- and he's sure it's going to be a bestseller.

Bodyguard: Ransom (Book 4)

By Chris Bradford
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1524737046
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 271
  • Pdf File: bodyguard.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A new action-packed adventure series for young fans of Alex Rider and Jason Bourne--with the first four books publishing simultaneously. Binge read for summer! Picking up where the electrifying third Bodyguard installment, Hijack, left off, young bodyguard Connor Reeves and the the twin daughters of an Australian media-mogul he is tasked to protect are under attack--and the odds are far from even. In the middle of the ocean somewhere off the coast of Somalia, a group of merciless pirates, wielding enormous firepower, hijack the twins' yacht and incapacitate the ship's adult crewmembers. Yet the pirates are out for money rather than blood, and seeing a golden opportunity, they demand a multi-million-dollar ransom in exchange for returning the twins to safety. But there's a flaw in their plan. They didn't count on Connor being aboard. Combining pulse-pounding action, diabolical enemies, and an insider's knowledge of the tricks of the trade, the BODYGUARD series is the perfect target for fans of Alex Rider, James Bond, 24, and Jason Bourne. Praise for BODYGUARD “Breathtaking action . . . as real as it gets.”—Eoin Colfer, author of the bestselling Artemis Fowl series "The training sequences are detailed and realistic, and Connor is relatable and likable. Featuring intense action sequences and strong friendships, this series starter will appeal to reluctant readers and fans of the 'Alex Rider' books."—School Library Journal on Recruit

The Blackboard Jungle

By Evan Hunter
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1504043936
  • Total of Pages : 358
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 364
  • Pdf File: the-blackboard-jungle.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The “shocking” and “suspense-packed” bestseller about one teacher’s stand against student violence, and the basis for the Academy Award–nominated film (The New York Times Book Review). After serving his country in World War II, Richard Dadier decides to become an English teacher—and for the sin of wanting to make a difference, he’s hired at North Manual Trades High School. A tough vocational school in the East Bronx, Manual Trades is home to angry, unruly teenagers exiled from New York City’s regular public schools. On his first day, Dadier endures relentless mockery and ridicule and makes an enemy of the student body by rescuing a female colleague from a vicious attack. His fellow educators are bitter, disillusioned, and too afraid of their pupils to risk turning their backs on them in the classroom. But Dadier refuses to give up without a fight. Over the course of the semester, he tries again and again to break through the wall of hatred and scorn and win his students’ respect. The more he learns about their difficult circumstances, the more convinced he becomes that a good teacher can make a difference in their lives. His idealism will be put to the ultimate test, however, when a long-simmering power struggle with his most intimidating student explodes into a violent schoolroom showdown. The basis for the blockbuster film starring Glenn Ford and Sidney Poitier, Evan Hunter’s The Blackboard Jungle is a brutal, unflinching look at the dark side of American education and an early masterpiece from the author who went on to write the gritty 87th Precinct series as Ed McBain. Drawn from Hunter’s own experiences as a New York City schoolteacher, it is a “nightmarish but authentic” drama that packs a knockout punch (Time).

Amazing Spider-Man By Nick Spencer Vol. 13

By Nick Spencer
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Marvel Entertainment
  • Book Code : 1302938460
  • Total of Pages : 152
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 655
  • Pdf File: amazing-spider-man-by-nick-spencer-vol-13.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The return of one of the most dangerous artifacts in the Marvel Universe! The Lifeline Tablet has plagued Spider-Man's life more than once. Mayor Wilson Fisk wants its secrets, and he'll happily kill Boomerang to get his hands on the stone! But doesn't he know Spidey is Boomerang's roommate? The wall-crawler must pull out all the stops to prevent the Kingpin from wielding nigh-ultimate power, including assembling his street-level allies and donning an all-new costume! Plus: What fate awaits star-crossed lovers Randy Robertson and the Beetle? Find out as the years-old enmity between their fathers - Robbie Robertson and Tombstone - boils over once more! And all-out war erupts as the super-crime lords of the Marvel Universe compete at the whims of the Kingpin! Collects AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (2018) #61-65 and GIANT SIZE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: KING'S RANSOM.

The King's Ransom

By Devorah Fox
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Mike Byrnes and Associates, Inc.
  • Book Code : 0977824535
  • Total of Pages : 273
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 187
  • Pdf File: the-king-s-ransom.pdf

Book Short Summary:

When those you have loved and lived for betray you, how do you go on? Book Two of "The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam" finds Robin, the hero of The Lost King, at sea both literally and figuratively. At first directionless and purposeless, he determines to reunite with his sons and with them restore his shattered kingdom but Fate has different plans for the lost king. Driven far from his home in the Chalklands, Robin pits his will against a dragon, a fortress's duplicitous and deadly guards, high winds on the open water, and a horrifying sea monster only to meet his most formidable opponent.

The Mystery of the King's Ransom

By Helen Moss
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Orion Children's Books
  • Book Code : 1444008269
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 845
  • Pdf File: the-mystery-of-the-king-s-ransom.pdf

Book Short Summary:

When a young prince is kidnapped while on a school camping trip in Castle Key, Scott, Jack, Emily and Drift are eager to take on the case. Drift's clever nose is sure to sniff out some clues to the kidnappers - but can the friends rescue the hostage in time?

The Kings and Queens of Britain

By Cath Senker
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Arcturus Publishing
  • Book Code : 1398809721
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 855
  • Pdf File: the-kings-and-queens-of-britain.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Who was the first king of England? Did Henry I assassinate his brother? How did 'Bloody Mary' reinstate Roman Catholicism? For more than 1,000 years the British monarchy has dramatically shaped national and international history. Kings and queens have conquered territory, imposed religious change and extracted taxation, each with their own motivations and ambitions. In this fascinating book, Cath Senker delves into the extraordinary history of the British monarchy and its host of kings, queens and pretenders. There have been benevolent rulers, violent ones, religious fanatics, brilliant economists, masters of diplomacy and the power hungry. But whether they have abused their power or used it for good, each monarch has played a part in the rich tapestry of British history, coping with both international and civil wars, rebellions and criticism. The Kings & Queens of Britain introduces a thousand-year history, providing rich biographical detail of Britain's remarkable monarchs.

Hawkwood and the Kings

By Paul Kearney
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Solaris
  • Book Code : 1849972060
  • Total of Pages : 704
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 235
  • Pdf File: hawkwood-and-the-kings.pdf

Book Short Summary:

THE WESTERN WORLD IS BURNING... For Richard Hawkwood and his crew, a desperate venture to carry refugees to the uncharted land across the Great Western Ocean offers the only chance of escape from the Inceptines’ pyres. In the East, Lofantyr, Abeleyn and Mark – three of the five Ramusian Kings – have defied the cruel pontiff’s purge and must fight to hold their thrones through excommunication, intrigue and civil war. In the quiet monastery city of Charibon, two humble monks make a discovery that will change the whole world. Aekir, the Holy City, has fallen and all now seems lost, but even on the eve of destruction the Faithful still war amongst themselves... Hawkwood and the Kings collects Hawkwood’s Voyage and The Heretic Kings, the first two books in Paul Kearney’s spectacular The Monarchies of God cycle.

Captains and the Kings

By Taylor Caldwell
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1504039017
  • Total of Pages : 816
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 125
  • Pdf File: captains-and-the-kings.pdf

Book Short Summary:

New York Times Bestseller: Sweeping from the 1850s through the early 1920s, this towering family saga examines the price of ambition and power. Joseph Francis Xavier Armagh is twelve years old when he gets his first glimpse of the promised land of America through a dirty porthole in steerage on an Irish immigrant ship. His long voyage, dogged by tragedy, ends not in the great city of New York but in the bigoted, small town of Winfield, Pennsylvania, where his younger brother, Sean, and his infant sister, Regina, are sent to an orphanage. Joseph toils at whatever work will pay a living wage and plans for the day he can take his siblings away from St. Agnes’s Orphanage and make a home for them all. Joseph’s journey will catapult him to the highest echelons of power and grant him entry into the most elite political circles. Even as misfortune continues to follow the Armagh family like an ancient curse, Joseph takes his revenge against the uncaring world that once took everything from him. He orchestrates his eldest son Rory’s political ascent from the offspring of an Irish immigrant to US senator. And Joseph will settle for nothing less than the pinnacle of glory: seeing his boy crowned the first Catholic president of the United States. Spanning seventy years, Captains and the Kings, which was adapted into an eight-part television miniseries, is Taylor Caldwell’s masterpiece about nineteenth- and early twentieth-century America, and the grit, ambition, fortitude, and sheer hubris it takes for an immigrant to survive and thrive in a dynamic new land.

History of the Dukes of Normandy and the Kings of England by the Anonymous of Béthune

By Paul Webster
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351723014
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : History
  • Members : 237
  • Pdf File: history-of-the-dukes-of-normandy-and-the-kings-of-england.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In the first quarter of the thirteenth century, an anonymous Flemish writer set in writing, in Old French, a chronicle of Normandy, England, Flanders and northern France. It ranged from the arrival of the Vikings in Normandy to the early years of the reign of King Henry III of England, ending with an account of the translation of the relics of St Thomas Becket to their magnificent new shrine in Canterbury Cathedral in 1220. Along the way, it adopted and formed part of a tradition of writing of the history of the dukes of Normandy and kings of England, a tradition which had developed in Latin in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, and then continued in Old French. The work is famous for vibrant and informed description of the reign of King John, in particular the period of baronial reaction, Magna Carta, ensuing civil war and the nearly-successful invasion of England by Louis, heir to the kingdom of France. Flanders supplied troops to both sides, and this Flemish author sees these events in close detail, and from the Flemish, not the French or English, point of view. He may himself have been an eyewitness, directly involved, but if not he would have known many who had fought and died in this conflict. Janet Shirley’s translation of this chronicle, the first into English, brings the work of the Anonymous of Béthune to a new audience in this volume, accompanied by an introduction and historical notes by Paul Webster.

The Heretic Kings

By Paul Kearney
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Solaris
  • Book Code : 1849975043
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 218
  • Pdf File: the-heretic-kings.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A ROYAL REBELLION... When the power-mad Himerius won himself enough support to have foreigners and magicians put to death, Lofantyr, Abeleyn and Mark – three of the five Ramusian Kings – defied the cruel pontiff’s purge. Now they must fight to hold their thrones through excommunication, intrigue and civil war. Meanwhile, in the quiet monastery city of Charibon, two humble monks make a discovery that will change the whole world...

The Justice of Kings

By Richard Swan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Book Code : 0316361585
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 763
  • Pdf File: the-justice-of-kings.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From a major new debut author in epic fantasy comes the first book in a trilogy where action, intrigue, and magic collide. The Justice of Kings introduces an unforgettable protagonist destined to become a fantasy icon: Sir Konrad Vonvalt, an Emperor’s Justice, who is a detective, judge, and executioner all in one. But these are dangerous times to be a Justice.... “A fantastic debut.” – Peter McLean, author of Priest of Bones The Empire of the Wolf simmers with unrest. Rebels, heretics, and powerful patricians all challenge the power of the Imperial throne. Only the Order of Justices stands in the way of chaos. Sir Konrad Vonvalt is the most feared Justice of all, upholding the law by way of his sharp mind, arcane powers, and skill as a swordsman. At his side stands Helena Sedanka, his talented protégé, orphaned by the wars that forged the Empire. When the pair investigates the murder of a provincial aristocrat, they unearth a conspiracy that stretches to the very top of Imperial society. As the stakes rise and become ever more personal, Vonvalt and Helena must make a choice: Will they abandon the laws they’ve sworn to uphold, in order to protect the Empire?

The Empire and the Five Kings

By Bernard-Henri Lévy
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Book Code : 1250203023
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 731
  • Pdf File: the-empire-and-the-five-kings.pdf

Book Short Summary:

One of the West’s leading intellectuals offers a provocative look at America’s withdrawal from world leadership and the rising powers who seek to fill the vacuum left behind. The United States was once the hope of the world, a beacon of freedom and the defender of liberal democracy. Nations and peoples on all continents looked to America to stand up for the values that created the Western worldand to oppose autocracy and repression. Even when America did not live up to its ideals, it still recognized their importance, at home and abroad. But as Bernard-Henri Lévy lays bare in this powerful and disturbing analysis of the world today, America is retreating from its traditional leadership role, and in its place have come five ambitious powers, former empires eager to assert their primacy and influence. Lévy shows how these five—Russia, China, Turkey, Iran, and Sunni radical Islamism—are taking steps to undermine the liberal values that have been a hallmark of Western civilization. The Empire and the Five Kings is a cri de coeur that draws upon lessons from history and the eternal touchstones of human culture to reveal the stakes facing the West as America retreats from its leadership role, a process that did not begin with Donald Trump's presidency and is not likely to end with him. The crisis is one whose roots can be found as far back as antiquity and whose resolution will require the West to find a new way forward if its principles and values are to survive. As seen on Real Time with Bill Maher (2/22/2019) and Fareed Zakaria GPS (2/17/2019).

The Brotherhood of the Seven Kings

By L. T. Meade,Robert Eustace
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 210
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 171
  • Pdf File: the-brotherhood-of-the-seven-kings.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"The Brotherhood of the Seven Kings" by L. T. Meade, Robert Eustace. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Of Cabbages and Kings: The History of Allotments

By Caroline Foley
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Frances Lincoln
  • Book Code : 1781011591
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Gardening
  • Members : 370
  • Pdf File: of-cabbages-and-kings.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This colourful and lively history book tells the story of allotments from their origin in the 17th century protests against enclosures to the present day. Will include the effects of the Napoleonic Wars, the Corn Laws, the Diggers, the role of allotments in both World Wars and the present-day revival. The author champions the history of allotments in the hope of protecting them for the future.

We Three Kings

By John M. Pontius
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cedar Fort
  • Book Code : 1462109616
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 136
  • Pdf File: we-three-kings.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"For six hundred years we have been living and dying because of our faith in someone that none of us has seen. Now that Christ is living on this earth, it is madness to not go and seek him." When the signs of the Savior's birth appear in ancient America, the prophet Nephi witnesses another miracle—the Liahona starts working again. Now he must begin a quest that will take him far across the ocean to find the King of kings. Join Nephi, Timothy, and Cephus on a journey that ultimately changes their lives—and the course of history—as they become the legendary Three Wise Men. Masterfully written and wonderfully entertaining, this book is bound to become a family favorite for years to come.

Last Argument Of Kings

By Joe Abercrombie
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Gollancz
  • Book Code : 0575087870
  • Total of Pages : 544
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 520
  • Pdf File: last-argument-of-kings.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The end is coming. Logen Ninefingers might only have one more fight in him - but it's going to be a big one. Battle rages across the North, the King of the Northmen still stands firm, and there's only one man who can stop him. His oldest friend, and his oldest enemy. It's past time for the Bloody-Nine to come home. With too many masters and too little time, Superior Glokta is fighting a different kind of war. A secret struggle in which no-one is safe, and no-one can be trusted. His days with a sword are far behind him. It's a good thing blackmail, threats and torture still work well enough. Jezal dan Luthar has decided that winning glory is far too painful, and turned his back on soldiering for a simple life with the woman he loves. But love can be painful too, and glory has a nasty habit of creeping up on a man when he least expects it. While the King of the Union lies on his deathbead, the peasants revolt and the nobles scramble to steal his crown. No-one believes that the shadow of war is falling across the very heart of the Union. The First of the Magi has a plan to save the world, as he always does. But there are risks. There is no risk more terrible, after all, than to break the First Law...

Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors

By Brian A. Catlos
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Book Code : 0374712050
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : History
  • Members : 836
  • Pdf File: infidel-kings-and-unholy-warriors.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An in-depth portrait of the Crusades-era Mediterranean world, and a new understanding of the forces that shaped it In Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors, the award-winning scholar Brian Catlos puts us on the ground in the Mediterranean world of 1050–1200. We experience the sights and sounds of the region just as enlightened Islamic empires and primitive Christendom began to contest it. We learn about the siege tactics, theological disputes, and poetry of this enthralling time. And we see that people of different faiths coexisted far more frequently than we are commonly told. Catlos's meticulous reconstruction of the era allows him to stunningly overturn our most basic assumption about it: that it was defined by religious extremism. He brings to light many figures who were accepted as rulers by their ostensible foes. Samuel B. Naghrilla, a self-proclaimed Jewish messiah, became the force behind Muslim Granada. Bahram Pahlavuni, an Armenian Christian, wielded power in an Islamic caliphate. And Philip of Mahdia, a Muslim eunuch, rose to admiral in the service of Roger II, the Christian "King of Africa." What their lives reveal is that, then as now, politics were driven by a mix of self-interest, personality, and ideology. Catlos draws a similar lesson from his stirring chapters on the early Crusades, arguing that the notions of crusade and jihad were not causes of war but justifications. He imparts a crucial insight: the violence of the past cannot be blamed primarily on religion.