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The Quicksilver Pool

By Phyllis A. Whitney
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn : 1504047249
  • Pages : 313
  • Category : Fiction
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From a New York Times–bestselling author: After the Civil War, a young Confederate bride finds herself living in the shadow of her husband’s first love. Having lost her fiancé in battle, Lora Blair knew it was the heartache of war, not true love, that drew her to Union soldier Wade Tyler, a grieving widower who still mourned his late wife, Virginia. Married quickly in the ravished little Southern border town where Lora was born, they headed back North to Wade’s Staten Island mansion, where he lives with his motherless son and bitterly unwelcoming family. It’s not just Lora’s Southern roots among wealthy Yankees that are met with severe disapproval. Lora knows that she’ll forever be in the shadow of Wade’s adored, devotedly maternal, and peerlessly beautiful first wife. Though her most dangerous opposition is yet to come, Lora must face the secrets hidden in the Tylers’ past—including those Virginia took with her to an early grave. The recipient of the Agatha Award for Lifetime Achievement, Phyllis A. Whitney is “a superb and gifted storyteller” (Mary Higgins Clark). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Phyllis A. Whitney including rare images from the author’s estate.

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  • File Pdf: the-system-of-the-world.pdf

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'Tis done. The world is a most confused and unsteady place -- especially London, center of finance, innovation, and conspiracy -- in the year 1714, when Daniel Waterhouse makes his less-than-triumphant return to England's shores. Aging Puritan and Natural Philosopher, confidant of the high and mighty and contemporary of the most brilliant minds of the age, he has braved the merciless sea and an assault by the infamous pirate Blackbeard to help mend the rift between two adversarial geniuses at a princess's behest. But while much has changed outwardly, the duplicity and danger that once drove Daniel to the American Colonies is still coin of the British realm. No sooner has Daniel set foot on his homeland when he is embroiled in a dark conflict that has been raging in the shadows for decades. It is a secret war between the brilliant, enigmatic Master of the Mint and closet alchemist Isaac Newton and his archnemesis, the insidious counterfeiter Jack the Coiner, a.k.a. Jack Shaftoe, King of the Vagabonds. Hostilities are suddenly moving to a new and more volatile level, as Half-Cocked Jack plots a daring assault on the Tower itself, aiming for nothing less than the total corruption of Britain's newborn monetary system. Unbeknownst to all, it is love that set the Coiner on his traitorous course; the desperate need to protect the woman of his heart -- the remarkable Eliza, Duchess of Arcachon-Qwghlm -- from those who would destroy her should he fail. Meanwhile, Daniel Waterhouse and his Clubb of unlikely cronies comb city and country for clues to the identity of the blackguard who is attempting to blow up Natural Philosophers with Infernal Devices -- as political factions jockey for position while awaiting the impending death of the ailing queen; as the "holy grail" of alchemy, the key to life eternal, tantalizes and continues to elude Isaac Newton, yet is closer than he ever imagined; as the greatest technological innovation in history slowly takes shape in Waterhouse's manufactory. Everything that was will be changed forever ... The System of the World is the concluding volume in Neal Stephenson's Baroque Cycle, begun with Quicksilver and continued in The Confusion.

America in Historical Fiction

By Vandelia VanMeter
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Isbn : 1563084961
  • Pages : 280
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 777
  • File Pdf: america-in-historical-fiction.pdf

Book Summary:

Lists and annotates over 1,100 books about historical persons and situations, arranged chronologically and with a special section on epic novels

October's Baby

By Glen Cook
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Start Publishing LLC
  • Isbn : 1627933034
  • Pages : 999
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 821
  • File Pdf: october-s-baby.pdf

Book Summary:

Before there was Black Company, there was the Dread Empire, an omnibus collection the first three Dread Empire novels: A Shadow of All Night's Falling, October's Baby and All Darkness Met. For the first time in eBook format, the A Cruel Wind collection is available as individual books.

Wild Cards XII: Turn of the Cards

By George R. R. Martin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Isbn : 1250168163
  • Pages : 386
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 498
  • File Pdf: wild-cards-xii.pdf

Book Summary:

Rights to develop Wild Cards for TV have been acquired by Universal Cable Productions, the team that brought you The Magicians and Mr. Robot, with the co-editor of Wild Cards, Melinda Snodgrass as executive producer. Pursued by the CIA, the DEA, and the Wild Card mistress of the winds, Mistral, renegade biochemist Mark Meadows uses the three personalities buried in his psyche to outwit his pursuers. Fleeing across Europe and Asia, Mark meets a Vietnam veteran with an astounding plan—to lead an army of jokers in a war of conquest. Caught between jokers who despise him and nationalists who want him dead, Mark must decide whether to unleash his ace powers for a madman’s bloody dream, or to stay true to his peaceful ideals—and die. The Wild Cards series goes into unexplored depths in Wild Cards XII: Turn of the Cards, a standalone novel written by award-winning author Victor Milan and edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Once Upon a Castle

By Nora Roberts,Jill Gregory,Ruth Ryan Langan,Marianne Willman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 110114694X
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 941
  • File Pdf: once-upon-a-castle.pdf

Book Summary:

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents four enchanting tales of castles, spells, and happily-ever-afters... In Nora Roberts's "Spellbound," a bewitchingly beautiful lady casts a thousand-year love spell on the man of her dreams—and unleashes a nightmare that only true love can conquer. In Jill Gregory's "Castle Doom," a Gypsy's prophecy spells love when an unlikely pair join to fight the ultimate evil—and find themselves in their own battle of hearts. In Ruth Ryan Langan's "Falcon's Lair," a young American travels to England to free her father's friend from a fatal curse—and discovers a helping hand from a charming, handsome spirit. In Marianne Willman's "Dragonspell," a brave young princess sets out to save her kingdom with the help of a meddling sorceress—and wins the heart of a dashing warrior along the way.

In A Province

By Laurens Van Der Post
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1448191475
  • Pages : 350
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 362
  • File Pdf: in-a-province.pdf

Book Summary:

Last year the rain went away. It became very dry; there was no water and the sun killed the crops of my father. Leaving the kraal and misty Valley of a Thousand Hills, Kenon has come to Port Benjamin in search of work. In Johan he finds a master and a friend. For a time it seems their unorthodix friendship can break down the barrier between black and white. But storm clouds are gathering and the forces of love and politics will explode into tradedy.

Cryptonomicon

By Neal Stephenson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 0061792578
  • Pages : 1168
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 845
  • File Pdf: cryptonomicon.pdf

Book Summary:

With this extraordinary first volume in what promises to be an epoch-making masterpiece, Neal Stephenson hacks into the secret histories of nations and the private obsessions of men, decrypting with dazzling virtuosity the forces that shaped this century. As an added bonus, the e-book edition of this New York Times bestseller includes an excerpt from Stephenson's new novel, Seveneves. In 1942, Lawrence Pritchard Waterhouse—mathematical genius and young Captain in the U.S. Navy—is assigned to detachment 2702. It is an outfit so secret that only a handful of people know it exists, and some of those people have names like Churchill and Roosevelt. The mission of Waterhouse and Detachment 2702—commanded by Marine Raider Bobby Shaftoe-is to keep the Nazis ignorant of the fact that Allied Intelligence has cracked the enemy's fabled Enigma code. It is a game, a cryptographic chess match between Waterhouse and his German counterpart, translated into action by the gung-ho Shaftoe and his forces. Fast-forward to the present, where Waterhouse's crypto-hacker grandson, Randy, is attempting to create a "data haven" in Southeast Asia—a place where encrypted data can be stored and exchanged free of repression and scrutiny. As governments and multinationals attack the endeavor, Randy joins forces with Shaftoe's tough-as-nails granddaughter, Amy, to secretly salvage a sunken Nazi submarine that holds the key to keeping the dream of a data haven afloat. But soon their scheme brings to light a massive conspiracy with its roots in Detachment 2702 linked to an unbreakable Nazi code called Arethusa. And it will represent the path to unimaginable riches and a future of personal and digital liberty...or to universal totalitarianism reborn. A breathtaking tour de force, and Neal Stephenson's most accomplished and affecting work to date, Cryptonomicon is profound and prophetic, hypnotic and hyper-driven, as it leaps forward and back between World War II and the World Wide Web, hinting all the while at a dark day-after-tomorrow. It is a work of great art, thought and creative daring; the product of a truly iconoclastic imagination working with white-hot intensity.

The Dwelling Place of Light — Complete

By Winston Churchill
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : EAN:4057664579294
  • Pages : 391
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 206
  • File Pdf: the-dwelling-place-of-light-complete.pdf

Book Summary:

"The Dwelling Place of Light — Complete" by Winston Churchill. 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.

Castle Lochwind The Savage Bloodline - The Shifters

By Debra Rudolph
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
  • Isbn : 1642982148
  • Pages : 218
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 385
  • File Pdf: castle-lochwind-the-savage-bloodline-the-shifters.pdf

Book Summary:

Joshua Savage, a successful American businessman, suddenly finds himself the sole heir of an ancient Scottish estate of medieval beauty, Castle Lochwind. Throwing caution to the wind, Joshua decides to move to Scotland and embark on his new lifestyle. So much has happened in the fifteen years since the immortal sorceress Lybr’anna left their baby, Aaron, with Josh to raise as a mortal child. The now teenager has discovered an ancient alchemy room hidden in the old tunnel that leads to the barn, starting a chain of events that would unleash vile creatures of ancient origin. Forbidden by Josh, a paranormal group, during Josh’s grand Halloween Party, sneaks onto Castle Lochwind property and ventures deep within the graveyard and frees a dangerous and unimaginable shifter with titanic powers and an immense hatred for the lord of Castle Lockwind. From the farthest corners of his estate to the darkest depths of the castle, Josh is accosted by an immortal villain that he had never imagined could exist. Joshua and his friends must rid Castle Lochwind, once again, of a beast that would have its revenge.

Steel Beach

By John Varley
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1101656093
  • Pages : 576
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 641
  • File Pdf: steel-beach.pdf

Book Summary:

A science fiction epic from "the best writer in America" (Tom Clancy)—Hugo and Nebula award-winning author John Varley. Fleeing Earth after an alien invasion, the human race stands on the threshold of evolution. Their new home is Luna, a moon colony blessed with creature comforts, prolonged lifespans, digital memories, and instant sex changes. But the people of Luna are bored, restless, suicidal—and so is the computer that monitors their existence...