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The Wolf and the Watchman

By Niklas Natt och Dag
  • ISBN Code: : 1501196790
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
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“The Alienist set in eighteenth-century Stockholm: Brawny, bloody, intricate, enthralling—and the best historical thriller I’ve read in twenty years.” —A.J. Finn, #1 bestselling author of The Woman in the Window “Thrilling, unnerving, clever, and beautiful.” —Fredrik Backman, #1 bestselling author of A Man Called Ove “Chilling and thought-provoking. Relentless, well-written, and nearly impossible to put down.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) One morning in the autumn of 1793, watchman Mikel Cardell is awakened from his drunken slumber with reports of a body seen floating in the Larder, once a pristine lake on Stockholm’s Southern Isle, now a rancid bog. Efforts to identify the bizarrely mutilated corpse are entrusted to incorruptible lawyer Cecil Winge, who enlists Cardell’s help to solve the case. But time is short: Winge’s health is failing, the monarchy is in shambles, and whispered conspiracies and paranoia abound. Winge and Cardell become immersed in a brutal world of guttersnipes and thieves, mercenaries and madams. From a farmer’s son who is lead down a treacherous path when he seeks his fortune in the capital to an orphan girl consigned to the workhouse by a pitiless parish priest, their investigation peels back layer upon layer of the city’s labyrinthine society. The rich and the poor, the pious and the fallen, the living and the dead—all collide and interconnect with the body pulled from the lake. Breathtakingly bold and intricately constructed, The Wolf and the Watchman brings to life the crowded streets, gilded palaces, and dark corners of late-eighteenth-century Stockholm, offering a startling vision of the crimes we commit in the name of justice, and the sacrifices we make in order to survive.

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'A fictional tour de force which combines erudition with mystery' PD James Set in Oxford in the 1660s - a time and place of great intellectual, religious, scientific and political ferment - this remarkable novel centres around a young woman, Sarah Blundy, who stands accused of the murder of Robert Grove, a fellow of New College. Four witnesses describe the events surrounding his death: Marco da Cola, a Venetian Catholic intent on claiming credit for the invention of blood transfusion;Jack Prescott, the son of a supposed traitor to the Royalist cause, determined to vindicate his father; John Wallis, chief cryptographer to both Cromwell and Charles II, a mathematician, theologian and master spy; and Anthony Wood, the famous Oxford antiquary. Each one tells their version of what happened but only one reveals the extraordinary truth. Brilliantly written, utterly convincing, gripping from the first page to the last, An Instance of the Fingerpost is a magnificent tour de force. 'Anyone who reads this will want to tell their friends about it... This is a novel that combines the simple pleasures of Agatha Christie with the intellectual subtlety of Umberto Eco, don't let it pass by unread.' The Times

The Girl in the Torch

By Robert Sharenow
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062227971
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 841
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The Invention of Hugo Cabret meets True Grit in this heartfelt novel of resilience, hope, and discovering a family where you least expect it, from award-winning author Robert Sharenow. At the dawn of the twentieth century, thousands of immigrants are arriving in the promised land of New York City. Twelve-year-old Sarah has always dreamed of America, a land of freedom and possibility. In her small village she stares at a postcard of the Statue of Liberty and imagines the Lady beckoning to her. When Sarah and her mother finally journey across the Atlantic, though, tragedy strikes—and Sarah finds herself being sent back before she even sets foot in the country. Yet just as Sarah is ushered onto the boat that will send her away from the land of her dreams, she makes a life-or-death decision. She daringly jumps off the back of the boat and swims as hard as she can toward the Lady's island and a new life. Her leap of faith leads her to an unbelievable hiding place: the Statue of Liberty itself. Now Sarah must find a way to Manhattan while avoiding the night watchman and scavenging enough food to survive. When a surprising ally helps bring her to the city, Sarah finds herself facing new dangers and a life on her own. Will she ever find a true home in America?

Watchmen Of Rome

By Alex Gough
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  • Publisher : Canelo
  • Book Code : 1788631137
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 290
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The bestselling first instalment of the Carbo of Rome adventures, perfect for fans of Wallace Breem’s Eagle in the Snow After twenty-five long years serving in the Roman Legions, Carbo returns to Rome to retire in peace. Life has moved on in the time he’s been at the front, and he finds himself friendless and homeless. But when he comes across Rufa, a childhood friend he swore an oath to protect, he must fight to rescue her from an evil priestess, liberate her from slavery and save Rome from total annihilation. Luckily, the Watchmen of Rome have his back... but will they be able to save their city and the Republic itself? Watchmen of Rome is a thrilling historical adventure, perfect for fans of Ben Kane, Gordon Doherty and Simon Scarrow. Carbo of Rome Watchmen of Rome Bandits of Rome

The Wolf Border

By Sarah Hall
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  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Book Code : 0571279902
  • Total of Pages : 324
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 426
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For almost a decade Rachel Caine has turned her back on home, kept distant by family disputes and her work monitoring wolves on an Idaho reservation. But now, summoned by the eccentric Earl of Annerdale and his controversial scheme to reintroduce the Grey Wolf to the English countryside, she is back in the peat and wet light of the Lake District. The earl's project harks back to an ancient idyll of untamed British wilderness - though Rachel must contend with modern-day concessions to health and safety, public outrage and political gain - and the return of the Grey after hundreds of years coincides with her own regeneration: impending motherhood, and reconciliation with her estranged family. The Wolf Border investigates the fundamental nature of wilderness and wildness, both animal and human. It seeks to understand the most obsessive aspects of humanity: sex, love, and conflict; the desire to find answers to the question of our existence; those complex systems that govern the most superior creature on earth.

The Devil Aspect

By Craig Russell
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  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Book Code : 0385544375
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 577
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Steeped in the folklore of Eastern Europe, and set in the shadow of Nazi darkness erupting just beyond the Czech border, this bone-chilling, richly imagined novel is propulsively entertaining, and impossible to put down. Czechoslovakia, 1935: Viktor Kosárek, a newly trained psychiatrist who studied under Carl Jung, arrives at the infamous Hrad Orlu Asylum for the Criminally Insane. The facility is located in a medieval mountaintop castle surrounded by forests, on a site that is well known for concealing dark secrets going back many centuries. The asylum houses six inmates--the country's most treacherous killers--known to the terrified public as the Devil's Six. Viktor intends to use a new medical technique to prove that these patients share a common archetype of evil, a phenomenon he calls The Devil Aspect. Yet as he begins to learn the stunning secrets of these patients, he must face the unnerving possibility that these six may share a darker truth. Meanwhile, in Prague, fear grips the city as a phantom serial killer emerges in the dark alleys. Police investigator Lukas Smolak, desperate to locate the culprit (a copycat of Jack the Ripper), turns to Viktor and the doctors at Hrad Orlu for their expertise with the psychotic criminal mind. And Viktor finds himself wrapped up in a case more terrifying than he could have ever imagined.

Neoliberalism Economic Policy and the Collapse of the Public Sector

By Lionel D. Lyles PhD.
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1532051964
  • Total of Pages : 536
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 765
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My book demonstrates how classical liberalism was the foundation upon which Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and others wrote the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and the Bills of Rights; however, it was rolled back by 1980 and replaced with neoliberalism, which was championed by the Reagan Administration. In short, this ideology has one main aim, and that is to shrink government, cut the budgets of social programs, and give away billions of taxpayer dollars to private business in the form of tax breaks. During the Jindal administration and by the end of its first term, more than $7 billion worth of tax breaks had been given away to private business. A surplus of $1 billion left in the Louisiana treasury by outgoing governor Kathleen Blanco after Hurricane Katrina was given away by the end of the first two months of its first term. Today, the Louisiana legislature is currently facing a $650 million fiscal cliff, and no doubt, more budget cuts are in store for the Louisiana public sector.

The Traditional Games of England, Scotland, and Ireland With Tunes, Singing-Rhymes and Methods of Playing etc. (Complete)

By Alice Bertha Gomme
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Book Code : 1465572899
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Read and download full book The Traditional Games of England, Scotland, and Ireland With Tunes, Singing-Rhymes and Methods of Playing etc. (Complete)

The Best Horror of the Year

By Ellen Datlow
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  • Publisher : Start Publishing LLC
  • Book Code : 1597806463
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 484
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From Ellen Datlow (“the venerable queen of horror anthologies” (New York Times) comes a new entry in the series that has brought you stories from Stephen King and Neil Gaiman comes thrilling stories, the best horror stories available. For more than three decades, Ellen Datlow has been at the center of horror. Bringing you the most frightening and terrifying stories, Datlow always has her finger on the pulse of what horror readers crave. Now, with the eleventh volume of the series, Datlow is back again to bring you the stories that will keep you up at night. Encompassed in the pages of The Best Horror of the Year have been such illustrious writers as: Neil Gaiman, Kim Newman, Stephen King, Linda Nagata, Laird Barron, Margo Lanagan, and many others. With each passing year, science, technology, and the march of time shine light into the craggy corners of the universe, making the fears of an earlier generation seem quaint. But this light creates its own shadows. The Best Horror of the Year chronicles these shifting shadows. It is a catalog of terror, fear, and unpleasantness as articulated by today’s most challenging and exciting writers.

The Hunter Returns

By David Drake,Jim Kjelgaard
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  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Book Code : 1625794312
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 537
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International best-selling science fiction author, David Drake teams with Jim Kjelgaard, legendary creator of Big Red. The Return of a Masterpiece of Middle Grade Fiction! OUTCASTS IN A LAND OF MONSTERS Meet Hawk, formerly a hunter in a band of prehistoric nomads, now an outcast for breaking tribal law by daring to create a powerful new tool: the bow and arrow. Now the world is changing, the bison are disappearing, and the tribe has fallen into famine. Their only hope? Hawk and his new tools and hunting methods. But the old ways die hard, and Hawk must find a way to survive in a land of prehistoric predatorsfrom dire wolves to beavers the size of bearsif he is to save his tribe, and show humanity the path away from Stone Age stagnation. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Silently She Burns and Other Poems

By Rajendra Nagdeve
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  • Publisher : Blue Rose Publishers
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 523
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The central theme of the poems contained in this book is humanity. They speak about the ills - superstitions, social stratification, etc. - inherited from the past. They manifest the gloom of the present-day world, the craving for peace, and sometimes call for total demolition to set the stage for the birth of a new world order - a warless, peaceful world. In the Indian context, the poems advocate logical, rational, and scientific approaches to issues. The poems stress upon equality, justice, and fraternity to bring about the desired changes. Poems like ‘Night Falls’ and ‘Platform’ paint the picture of metro city life and the impact of urbanisation on rural and tribal areas. The poet’s fascination for ruins is reflected in some poems. It is more the mystique surrealism than the history of ruins that impresses him. The poems on nature are not the photographic narration of beauty. They contain harsh realities of the nature too, as in the poem, ‘Over Bhuj on Twelfth February’. ‘Silently She Burns’ and ‘Home Coming’ express the most delicate emotions of the human heart.

The Wolf of Dorian Gray

By Brian Ference
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  • Publisher : Cave Creek Publishing LLC
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 214
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 444
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"Brian Ference writes a thrilling creature tale... With lots of action, gore and plot twists that will keep you guessing throughout. Praise for Lupari Werewolf Hunter. Highly recommended!" - Chris Turner, author of Denibus Ar and many other fantasy, adventure, and science fiction novels. "If you are a fan of werewolf fiction, this series is a must-read. Ference's writing and ability to spin a powerful tale is top notch." - Nickel Crow, author of Master of the Hunt "The visceral action scenes Ference writes will leave your heart pounding" - Toneye Eyenot, author of Blood Moon Big Top and Wolvz: Whispers of War Sage Holdsworth is a gifted painter with a terrible secret. One thing Sage cannot conceal is her infatuation with the handsome and charismatic Dorian Gray. Sage creates a lifelike painting of Dorian and a small wolf pup, but there is more to the painting than meets the eye. As Dorian unlocks his inherent darkness, a werewolf is spawned that begins killing in the streets of London. The lycanthrope turns to killing Dorian's enemies, but who is the real monster here? Sage never imagined her passion would give birth to a vicious monster that could cost her everything. Can Dorian and Sage save their souls? Or will the beast consume them all? This is the first book in The Wolf of Dorian Gray series: A Werewolf Spawned by the Evil of Man (Book 1) Purgatoryof the Werewolf (Book 2) Lupări: Werewolf Hunter (Book 3) "Rarely does romance and revenge intersect so pleasurably and delicately, forming a dance of passion and purpose that embraces a soul search and a confrontation between choices of salvation and sin." - Midwest Book Review "A delectable page turner. An excellent debut by Brian Ference. Full of excitement, anticipation, and rich scenery." - Pavan ★★★★★ "It has something for everyone with action, romance, and mystery." - Rachel ★★★★★ "Ference's debut puts a twist on Oscar Wilde's classic The Portrait of Dorian Gray, adding the dimension of a wild beast. The arrangement smoothly parallels the original...Victorian gentleman Dorian remains stunningly handsome after his youthful self is captured by an exceptionally talented artist in an eerily powerful painting. However, Dorian is not alone in this portrait; also depicted is a wolf cub, and after the painting is hidden away, the wolf is the one to change. A element of intense violence is added to this version, and there are some gender swaps, but the plot of a young man led astray into lusty debauchery remains the same. Passions and betrayals abound. Ference lifts some lines from Wilde's text and adds his own gift for description: 'Flowers, bright in sapphire blue and crimson reds, sang out from every corner of the ornately decorated room.'" - Publishers Weekly "There on my desk is the first passionate love-letter which I have ever composed in my life--and it is addressed to a dead girl." "The wolf had begun hunting human prey. They were plentiful in the dark city streets and provided enough good meat to satiate his gnawing hunger. He was still very careful not to let any who saw him live. To do otherwise would displease the Master. He would only stalk those people that were foolish enough to walk alone in the night." "The engorged moon hung full and low in the sky like a yellow skull. Misshapen clouds stretched across the floating orb with elongated hands and bony fingers grasping. As they neared the docks, the gas lamps grew fewer and the streets gloomier. The cobblestones blackened as they passed the deserted brickfields. Bottle-shaped kilns spat their outrage with orange tongues of fire into the cooling air. Mangy dogs snarled in hunger and wandering sea-gulls screamed their displeasure at the hansom's passage." Read more at brianference.com

The House of the Wolf

By Stanley John Weyman
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 209
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 172
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"The House of the Wolf" by Stanley John Weyman. 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.

The House of the Wolf

By Stanley J. Weyman
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  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Book Code : 1775457850
  • Total of Pages : 189
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 381
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Book Short Summary:

Get set for a thrill ride of supernatural proportions with Stanley J. Weyman's The House of the Wolf. Though billed as a romance, this suspenseful tale is packed with action and adventure that will appeal to a broad audience. Whether you're in it for the werewolf scenes or the melting looks and passionate embraces of the leading hero and heroine, it's a can't-miss read for fans of classic action-adventure romances.

Asgard and the Gods the Tales and Traditions of Our Northern Ancestors Froming a Complete Manual of Norse Mythology

By W. Wagner
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1447496388
  • Total of Pages : 414
  • Category : Social Science
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This antiquarian book comprises a manual of Norse mythology adapted from the work of Dr. W. Wägner, being a complete and popular English account of the religious beliefs and superstitious customs of the old Norsemen. The author designed this volume to be suitable and appealing to young readers, and as such it is written in clear, concise language and is wholly accessible. This fascinating text will appeal to those with an interest in learning about Norse mythology, and it makes for a most worthy addition to any personal collection. The chapters of this book include: 'Legends and Myths'; 'The Gods, Their Worlds and Deeds'; 'Opponents of the Gods'; 'King Glphi and the Ases'; 'Odin, Father of The Gods and the Ases'; 'The Wanes'; 'Valkyries Leading the Warriors on to Battle'; 'Ogir and his Followers'; 'Loki and His Race'; 'The Other Ases', et cetera. We are republishing this vintage work now complete with a specially commissioned new introduction.