Full of daring theories and fascinating tales from the world of Ice and Fire, The Gods of Game of Thrones: A Critical Look is a thorough examination of the deities and demigods of Westeros and Essos. While HBO’s blockbuster has omitted many intricacies of religious affiliations in A Song of Ice and Fire, this audiobook will delve deep into the story woven by George R.R. Martin to explore the many facets of religion of Game of Thrones. Is there only one God or many? Is magic real or just a shadow of religion? Are prophecies a lie or do they come from the gods in some ethereal plane, positioning their pieces to vie for supremacy? And what makes one think that these are truly gods to be worshiped, and not demons to be feared? A perfect gift for fans of the TV show as well as the book series, The Gods of Game of Thrones: A Critical Look serves as both an introduction and an accompaniment to the existing media. If you want to find out how the world of Ice and Fire came to be or what might happen next, this is the place to be! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Banks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/100856/bk_acx0_100856_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sparhawk, the Pandion Knight and Queen´s Champion, returns from a long spell of exile to find his native land overrun with evil and intrigue, and his young queen grievously ill. Indeed, Ehlana lies magically entombed within a block of crystal, doomed to die unless a cure can be found within a year. But as Sparhawk and his allies - who include Sephrenia, the ageless sorceress, and Flute, the strange and powerful girl-child - seek to save Ehlana and the land, they discover that the evil is even greater and more pervasive than they had feared. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Greg Abby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000185/bk_adbl_000185_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Celaena Sardothien is her kingdom´s most feared assassin. Though she works for the powerful and ruthless Assassin´s Guild, Celaena yields to no one and trusts only her fellow killer for hire, Sam. When Celaena´s scheming master, Arobynn Hamel, dispatches her on missions that take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, she finds herself acting independently of his wishes - and questioning her own allegiance. Along the way, she makes friends and enemies alike, and discovers that she feels far more for Sam than just friendship. But by defying Arobynn´s orders, Celaena risks unimaginable punishment, and with Sam by her side, he is in danger, too. They will have to risk it all if they hope to escape Arobynn´s clutches - and if they fail, they´ll lose not just a chance at freedom, but their lives… A prequel to Throne of Glass, this collection of five novellas offers listeners a deeper look into the history of this cunning assassin and her enthralling - and deadly - world. Included in this volume: The Assassin and the Pirate Lord The Assassin and the Healer The Assassin and the Desert The Assassin and the Underworld The Assassin and the Empire 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Evans. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018576/bk_adbl_018576_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Night Lords are among the most feared Chaos Space Marines in the universe. They prey on their victims from the shadows, stalking the faithful of the False Imperium in their ultimate quest to destroy the Emperor. The warband of the Exalted, travelling aboard The Covenant of Blood, are recovering from the events at Crythe Primus. But their dark crusade against the loyal Imperial forces continues, and they will leave a trail of blood and terror behind them as they seek the truth behind the death of their primarch, the feared Night Haunter. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Banks, Beth Chalmers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gawo/000149/bk_gawo_000149_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The cooper Kharl has no sooner taken possession of the estate bestowed upon him by Lord Ghrant of Austra when he is summoned back to the capital. After a bloody campaign, in which Kharl discovers and is forced to use even more deadly order magery, civil order is restored and Ghrant´s throne firmly secured. But Kharl is now a famous and feared public figure, the Lord´s Mage, and his notoriety makes him uncomfortable.To his surprise, Kharl is soon called upon again by Lords Ghrant and Hagen. Back in his hometown of Brysta, he discovers that his old enemy Egen is engaged in a plot with the Hamorians to take the throne from his father and open Nordla to the enemy. Kharl has to find a solution, for the sake of both the land of his birth and his adopted new country. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kirby Heyborne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/004000/bk_tant_004000_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Perfect for fans of Hilary Mantel, Alison Weir, and Philippa Gregory, Empress of the Night is Eva Stachniak’s engrossing new novel, told in the voice of Catherine the Great as the Romanov monarch reflects on her ascension to the throne, her rule over the world’s greatest power, and the sacrifices that made her the most feared and commanding woman of her time. A critically acclaimed historical drama and instant number-one international best seller, The Winter Palace brilliantly reimagined the rise of Catherine the Great through the watchful eyes of her clever servant Varvara. Now, in Eva Stachniak’s enthralling new novel, Catherine takes center stage as she relives her astonishing ascension to the throne, her rule over an empire, and the sacrifices that made her the most feared and commanding woman of her time. As the book opens, the charismatic monarch is in her final hours. From the fevered depths of her mind, Catherine recalls the fateful trajectory of her turbulent life: her precarious apprenticeship as Russia’s Grand Duchess, the usurpers who seek to deprive her of a crown, the friends who beg more of her than she was willing to give, and her struggle to know whom to trust and whom to deceive to ensure her survival. ´´We quarrel about power, not about love,´´ Catherine would write to the great love of her life, Grigory Potemkin, but her days were balanced on the razor’s edge of choosing her head over her heart. Power, she learns, is about resolve, strategy, and direction; love must sometimes be secondary as she marshals all her strengths to steer her volatile country into a new century and beyond - to grow the Romanov empire, to amass a vast fortune, and to control a scheming court in order to become one of history’s greatest rulers. Gorgeously written with vivid detail and lyrical prose, Empress of the Night is an intensely intimate novel of a woman in charge of her fortunes, who must n 1. Language: English. Narrator: Beata Pozniak. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003801/bk_rand_003801_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
History remembers Guinevere´s sin, but it was Arthur who transgressed first. Forced into a marriage she neither anticipated nor desired, Guinevere finds herself High Queen, ruling and fighting alongside Arthur as they try to subdue the Saxons, Irish, and Picts who threaten Britain from every direction. Though her heart still longs for her lost love, Guinevere slowly grows to care for her husband as they join together to defeat their enemies. Meanwhile, within the walls of Camelot their closest allies plot against them. One schemes to make Guinevere his own, another seeks revenge for past transgressions, while a third fixes her eyes on the throne. When the unthinkable happens and Guinevere is feared dead, Arthur installs a new woman in her place, one who will poison his affections toward her, threatening Guinevere´s fragile sanity and eventually driving her into the arms of her champion. Amid this tension a new challenge arises for the king and queen of Camelot: finding the Holy Grail, a sacred relic that promises lasting unity. But peace, as they will soon learn, can be just as dangerous as war. As the court begins to turn on itself, it becomes clear that the quest that was to be Arthur´s lasting legacy may end in the burning fires of condemnation. This highly anticipated sequel to Daughter of Destiny proves there is much more to Guinevere´s story than her marriage and an affair. See the legend you think you know through her eyes and live the adventure of Camelot´s golden days yourself - but prepared to suffer its downfall as well. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Serena Scott Thomas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063586/bk_acx0_063586_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Janner Wingfeather´s father was the High King of Anniera. But his father is gone. The kingdom has fallen. The royal family is on the run, and the Fang armies of Gnag the Nameless are close behind. Janner and his family hope to find refuge in the last safe place in the world: the Green Hollows - a land of warriors feared even by Fangs of Dang. But there´s a big problem. Janner´s little brother - heir to the throne of Anniera - has grown a tail. And gray fur. Not to mention two pointed ears and long, dangerous fangs. To the suspicious folk of the Green Hollows, he looks like a monster. But Janner knows better. His brother isn´t as scary as he looks. He´s perfectly harmless. Or is he? Join the Wingfeathers on an adventure filled with mystery, betrayal, and sneakery in a land of tasty fruits. There´s a monster on the loose, and the truth lurks in the shadows. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Peterson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/001277/bk_hove_001277_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Omnio ´´King´´ Falcone is the grandson of Don ´´The Butcher´´ Falcone, the feared and powerful boss of Detroit´s reclusive Mafia faction, known simply as the ´´Syndicate.´´ As the last Falcone, King is the heir-apparent to his grandfather´s throne. Except there is one problem. A big one. He is a ´´difetto,´´ not of pure Sicilian blood. As a result, he has been ostracized by much of the Syndicate. Even worse, the Commission, a secret pantheon of Mafia Bosses from all over the country, has named his Machiavellian uncle the new Boss. But King is a brilliant tactician. Even with the odds stacked against him, he rises through the Syndicate ranks. Many of the Family capos have grown to respect and fear him, for he commands a faithful crew of ambitious young wiseguys who have sworn their lives to him. After years of methodical planning and forming strategic alliances, King is on the brink of finally being accepted by the Commission when a beautiful young Mafia princess arrives into town from Sicily. Smitten, he decides he must have her as his own. Unfortunately, his arch nemesis - his nefarious cousin Anthony - has already laid claim to her. A war for her affection ensues. When the smoke clears, King is left serving a life sentence in a Federal prison, while Anthony is elevated to Syndicate underboss, ranked second only to his father, the Syndicate´s new ´´Capo di tutti Cappi,´´ Boss of all Bosses. But Don Falcone is a crafty tactician himself. He has kept a favor on the books for over 50 years, and when he finally calls it in, King emerges from prison a free man. Listen on and see what it takes...To Be a King! 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Alan Martinson Jr., Alysha McCarty, Phoenix T. Clark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/099803/bk_acx0_099803_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For decades, the magical race of shapeshifters called the Cheysuli have been feared and hated exiles in their own land, a land they rightfully should rule. Victims of a vengeful monarch´s war of annihilation and a usurper king´s tyrannical reign, the Cheysuli clans have nearly vanished from the world. Now in the aftermath of the revolution which overthrew the hated tyrant, Prince Donal is being trained as the first Cheysuli in generations to assume the throne. But will he be able to overcome the prejudice of a populace afraid of his special magic and succeed in uniting the realm in its life and death battle against enemy armies and evil magicians? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bronson Pinchot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016822/bk_adbl_016822_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.