Erin is about to turn thirty and her life is definitely not where she thought it would be. She hates her job, she´s jealous of her perfect flatmate and she has just called off her wedding. She´s trying (sort of) to make a fresh start and get things ´on track´ finally, but where to begin? A trip home to Ireland to celebrate her birthday with her beloved grandmother is a welcome distraction, but what she´s not prepared for is the gift she receives: a secret family heirloom that will change everything. There are so many questions that have been keeping Erin from moving forward. Should she have married Dan? Would she be happier if she lost weight? Was turning down her dream job the giant mistake she´s always feared it was? And now she might have a way to find the answers, and a clear path to the life she´s always dreamed of. But as Erin gets caught up in one ´if only´ after another, is she missing out on all the things her real, present-day life is offering her? If Only , the wonderful debut novel by Melanie Murphy is full of heart, humour, second chances, and a sprinkle of magic.
Beauty can only blossom with virtue. Once upon a time, there was a man called Indri. He was the son of the frog king and had the features to prove it. Because he was feared for his appearance, his unloved heart hardened and turned black as a frog´s. Once upon a time, there was a lady called Tilula. She was the daughter of a merchant and older sister to his favorite son. She was rarely ever appreciated by her family, but this never stopped her from loving those who needed to be loved. Through fate and by the merchant´s own doing, Indri and Tilula are thrown together. It is in the forest that he first sets eyes on her beauty. It is in his villa that she first glimpses his wounded soul. Can a heart of gold heal one that´s tainted black?
When even the gods are dying, the hope of the world may lie in its most feared enemies. A new god proclaimed as the All-Holy has arisen in the west and leads an army eastward, devouring the gods and goddesses of the lands between, forcibly converting their folk and binding their souls to himself. The very fabric of the world appears threatened by forces beyond the understanding of scholars and wizards alike. Even the great city of Marakand, where the roads of east and west converge, seems powerless to resist the All-Holy, though the devils Moth and Yeh-Lin and the assassin Ahjvar, undead consort of the god of distant Nabban, have come to stand with it. That may avail Marakand little, for the shapeshifting Blackdog, once a champion of the gods, follows obediently at the All-Holy´s heel and Lakkariss, the sword of the cold hells, is in his master´s hand.
When Scotland´s 1846 potato crop was wiped out by blight, the country was plunged into crisis. In the Hebrides and the West Highlands a huge relief effort came too late to prevent starvation and death. Further east, meanwhile, towns and villages from Aberdeen to Wick and Thurso, rose up in protest at the cost of the oatmeal that replaced potatoes as people´s basic foodstuff. Oatmeal´s soaring price was blamed on the export of grain by farmers and landlords cashing in on even higher prices elsewhere. As a bitter winter gripped and families feared a repeat of the calamitous famine then ravaging Ireland, grain carts were seized, ships boarded, harbours blockaded, a jail forced open, the military confronted. The army fired on one set of rioters. Savage sentences were imposed on others. But thousands-strong crowds also gained key concessions. Above all they won cheaper food. Those dramatic events have long been ignored or forgotten. Now, in James Hunter, they have their historian. The story he tells is, by turns, moving, anger-making and inspiring. In an era of food banks and growing poverty, it is also very timely.
Look out for the original Netflix series starring Katherine Langford streaming everywhere Spring 2020! The Lady of the Lake is the true hero in this cinematic twist on the tale of King Arthur created by Thomas Wheeler and legendary artist, producer, and director Frank Miller (300, Batman: The Dark Night Returns, Sin City). Featuring 8 full-color and 30 black-and-white pieces of original artwork by Frank Miller. Whosoever wields the Sword of Power shall be the one true King. But what if the Sword has chosen a Queen? Nimue grew up an outcast. Her connection to dark magic made her something to be feared in her Druid village, and that made her desperate to leave… That is, until her entire village is slaughtered by Red Paladins, and Nimue´s fate is forever altered. Charged by her dying mother to reunite an ancient sword with a legendary sorcerer, Nimue is now her people´s only hope. Her mission leaves little room for revenge, but the growing power within her can think of little else. Nimue teams up with a charming mercenary named Arthur and refugee Fey Folk from across England. She wields a sword meant for the one true king, battling paladins and the armies of a corrupt king. She struggles to unite her people, avenge her family, and discover the truth about her destiny. But perhaps the one thing that can change Destiny itself is found at the edge of a blade.
´´Don´t you dare walk away from me in this manner ever again! Do you get me, Miss Smith!?´´ Calm Collected and Controlled, Federick Ashton Archer; an unstoppable billionaire tycoon, the face of New York City tabloid, Owner and CEO of Archer & Associate is met with his match in the least expected place. Fiery Sassy and Wild, Phoebe Ziva Smith, is bold, unbeatable, full of dark secrets, imperceptible and knows better than to fall for this particular annoyingly astonishing man in suits. Making Federick´s life difficult as his personal Executive PA when she is not having fun being the world´s most dangerous and feared spy is one of Phoebe´s favourite past-time. However, when the past catches up to Phoebe and mixes up with her present in the most unimaginable way, Phoebe has to work harder on maintaining the secrecy of her spy life. On keeping her family safe and out of the hands of her lifelong nemesis. ´The Spy Within´, Book 1 of ´Tame Series´ introduces us to Angel as Phoebe Ziva Smith. Enjoy and get lost in ´The Spy Within´; a funny yet drama-filled novel, where two worlds collide. - A world of spies and business billionaires.
________________ Conn Iggulden has called it ´a masterpiece´ while The Times has hailed it ´a gorgeous, rich retelling of the Arthurian tale´ . . . ________________ Rome is burning. In Britain, Uther Pendragon is dying. Enemies stalk his land. Into this uncertain world a boy is cast - an outsider, plagued by memories of those he´s lost. Under the watchful eye of Merlin, the boy begins his journey to manhood. He meets another outcast, Guinevere - wild, proud and beautiful. And he is dazzled by Arthur - a warrior who carries the hopes of the people like a flaming torch in the dark. But these are treacherous times, and the fate of Britain rests on a sword´s edge. This young man becomes a lord of war: loved, hated, admired and feared. He is a man forsaken but not forgotten. He is Lancelot. ________________ Set in a 5th century Britain besieged by invading bands of Saxons and Franks, Irish and Picts, Giles Kristian´s epic new novel tells - in Lancelot´s own words - the story of the most revered yet reviled of all Arthur´s knights, the warrior who fought at his lord´s side - yet stole his wife. This is the story of one of the great figures of British myth and legend - a story ready to be re-imagined for our times.
Events are building to a climax in Sachaka as Lorkin returns from his exile with the Traitor rebels. The Traitor Queen has given Lorkin the huge task of brokering an alliance between his people and the Traitors. Lorkin has also had to become a feared black magician in order to harness the power of an entirely new kind of gemstone magic. This knowledge could transform the Guild of Magicians - or make Lorkin an outcast forever. THE TRAITOR QUEEN is the triumphant conclusion to the Traitor Spy trilogy, which began with THE AMBASSADOR´S MISSION and continued with THE ROGUE.
´They will play with us, then destroy us... They are what we fear in the dark.´ The first warning is unexpected, calculated. The second warning is a gift: a plain white mask, carefully wrapped. But white is good - white means we are only being watched. It seems the power that connects me, Anita Blake, with Jean-Claude Vampire Master of the City and Richard, leader of the werewolves, is attracting very unwelcome attention - from creatures so feared no vampire will willingly speak their name. They are known as the Harlequin, and they have the authority to pass judgement upon me. It is forbidden to speak of the Harlequin unless you´ve been contacted. And to be contacted is to face a sentence of death.