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Sharpe's Prey
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061797626
Pages: 288
Year: 2009-10-13
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"The greatest writer of historical adventures today." —Washington Post Critically acclaimed, perennial New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell (Agincourt, The Fort, the Saxon Tales) makes real history come alive in his breathtaking historical fiction. Praised as "the direct heir to Patrick O'Brian" (Agincourt, The Fort), Cornwell has brilliantly captured the fury, chaos, and excitement of battle as few writers have ever done—perhaps most vividly in his phenomenally popular novels following the illustrious military career of British Army officer Richard Sharpe during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. In Sharpe's Prey, Sharpe must prove his mettle once again after performing courageously on Wellesley's battlefields in India and the Iberian Peninsula, as he undertakes a secret mission to Copenhagen, Denmark in 1807 to prevent a resurgent Napoleon from capturing the Danish fleet. Perhaps the San Francisco Chronicle said it best: "If only all history lessons could be as vibrant."
Sharpe's Havoc
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: HarperTorch
ISBN: 0007428081
Pages: 352
Year: 2011-09-01
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A small British army is stranded when the French invade northern Portugal. Sharpe is cut off and his attempts to fight his way back to the British lines fail until he is joined by the future Duke of Wellington.They immediately mount a counter-attack and Sharpe, having been the hunted, becomes the hunter once more. Amidst the wreckage of a defeated army, in the storm lashed hills of the Portuguese frontier, Sharpe takes his revenge.
Sharpe's Tiger
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061012696
Pages: 416
Year: 1997-08-22
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"It was a bloody awful shot," Sharpe said. "My mother could lay a gun better than that." "I didn't think you had a mother," Private Garrard said. "Everyone's got a mother, Tom." "Not Sergeant Hakeswill," Garrard said, then spat a mix of dust and spittle. . . . "Hakeswill was spawned of the devil." Richard Sharpe—Soldier, hero, rogue—the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles, whose green jacket he proudly wears.
Stormchild
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061836699
Pages: 496
Year: 2009-10-13
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“[A] page-turner….Cornwell unleashes danger and violence, from both man and nature.” —Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Bernard Cornwell is to the yachting adventure novel what ex-jockey Dick Francis is to the racetrack thriller.” —Orlando Sentinel The New York Times bestselling author of The Fort, the Saxon Tales, and the immensely popular Richard Sharpe novels, Bernard Cornwell has been called, “perhaps the greatest writer of historical adventure novels today” (Washington Post). He demonstrates another side of his extraordinary storytelling talents with Stormchild, a contemporary tale of danger on the high and treacherous seas. The gripping story of a man who has lost almost everything in his life and now must race across perilous waters aboard his sloop Stormchild in a desperate attempt to rescue his daughter from the clutches of a shadowy cult and its mad leader. As relentlessly exciting as a Tom Clancy thriller, Stormchild is a masterwork of suspense from one of today’s most versatile and accomplished popular novelists.
L'ultima fortezza
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: Longanesi
ISBN: 883043244X
Pages: 532
Year: 2011-10-13T00:00:00+02:00
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John Moore non è passato alla Storia, ma è un grande eroe. È poco più di un ragazzo quando, nell'estate del 1779, viene mandato a difendere, alla testa di un pugno di uomini, un avamposto britannico a est del Massachusetts, durante la guerra di indipendenza americana. Da quell'ultima fortezza, in cima a un boscoso e impervio grumo di terra che domina la baia di Penobscot, la Corona inglese spera di organizzare la propria riscossa. Ma il governo del Massachusetts, deciso a «catturare, uccidere o distruggere gli invasori», mette insieme una spedizione punitiva inviando un'imponente flotta contro il nemico. La battaglia, che scriverà una delle pagine più drammatiche e significative di quella guerra fratricida, avrà però un esito sorprendente. Questa è la storia di quella battaglia. Ed è la storia dimenticata, o volutamente nascosta da qualcuno, di John Moore: un uomo pronto a combattere per una causa superiore, pronto a morire per l'amore di una donna, pronto a cambiare le sorti di un combattimento armato soltanto del proprio cuore. È la storia di un eroe. Da indiscusso Maestro del romanzo storico qual è, Bernard Cornwell riscopre una vicenda mistificata dai libri di storia e costruisce un romanzo che ha il respiro dell'avventura senza tempo.
Sharpe's Eagle
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0451212576
Pages: 288
Year: 2004-08-01
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An up-from-the-ranks officer in Wellington's army determines to capture one of the golden eagles possessed by each of Napoleon's battalions, his private revenge and a small part of the panorama of the epochal Battle of Waterloo.
Vagabond
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061801798
Pages: 416
Year: 2009-10-13
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From internationally bestselling author Bernard Cornwell comes the eagerly anticipated sequel in his acclaimed Grail Quest series, in which a young archer sets out to avenge his family's honor on the battlefields of the Hundred Years' War and winds up on a quest for the Holy Grail. 1347: a year of war and unrest. England's army is fighting in France, and its absence encourages the Scots to invade the old enemy. Thomas of Hookton, sent back to England to follow an ancient trail that suggests his family once owned the Holy Grail, instead becomes embroiled in the savage fight when the Scots come to Durham. Out of the horror he finds a new companion for the quest but also discovers a new and sinister enemy in a Dominican Inquisitor. All Europe wants the grail. Many may doubt it even exists, but no one would willingly allow an enemy to find Christendom's most precious relic, and Thomas finds himself in a murderous race with the Inquisitor and with Guy de Vexille, the mysterious black rider who murdered Thomas's father (in The Archer's Tale). Thomas appears to have an advantage in the race. His father bequeathed him a mysterious notebook that confirms the grail's existence and offers clues to where the relic might be hidden. But his rivals, inspired by a fanatical religious fervor, have their own advantage—the torture chamber of the Inquisition. Thomas, seeking help to decipher the book's cryptic pages, is delivered instead to his worst enemies. He finds refuge in Brittany, with Jeanette, the Countess of Armorica, but fate will not let him rest. He is thrust into one of the bloodiest and most desperate fights of the Hundred Years' War, the Battle of la Roche-Derrien, and amid the flames, arrows, and butchery of that night, he faces his enemies again.
Just Another Kid
Author: Torey Hayden
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062844431
Pages: 528
Year: 2018-02-20
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"Just Another Kid is not just another book. This remarkable teacher's memoir reminds us that love takes many forms." -The New York Times From the bestselling author of One Child comes the true story of six children impossible to reach and the amazing teacher who embraced them all. Torey Hayden faced six emotionally troubled kids no other teacher could handle—three recent arrivals from battle-torn Northern Ireland, badly traumatized by the horrors of war; eleven-year-old Dirkie, who only knew of life inside an institution; excitable Mariana, aggressive and sexually precocious at the age of eight; and seven-year-old Leslie, perhaps the most hopeless of all, unresponsive and unable to speak. With compassion, rare insight, and masterful storytelling, teacher Torey Hayden once again touches our hearts with her account of the miracles that can happen in her class of “special” children.
Tracker: A Short Story Exclusive
Author: James Rollins
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062233920
Pages: 100
Year: 2012-06-05
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From New York Times bestselling author James Rollins comes a stirring story of a soldier and his military war dog who are drawn into a dark mystery tracing back to World War II and a lost treasure tied to the bones of the dead. Off the blustery streets in the medieval heart of Budapest, Captain Tucker Wayne and his war dog, Kane, rescue a mysterious woman fleeing three armed men. The secret she holds will unlock a terrible treasure, one steeped in blood and treachery, tied to a crime going back to the fall of Nazi Germany and a heritage of suffering and pain that reaches out from the past to wreak havoc today. In a final showdown in the depths of a lost cemetery, truths will be unearthed, treasures exposed, and the fate of all will rest upon the shoulders of one man and a dog whose courage is beyond measure. Included within this thrilling story is a sneak peek at the opening chapters of Bloodline, in which the further exploits of Tucker and Kane will be revealed.
Sharpe's Gold
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0451213416
Pages: 256
Year: 2004
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In order to finance the Duke of Wellington's next campaign against Napoleon and his forces, Richard Sharpe undertakes to steal a fortune in gold and must outwit both Spanish guerrillas and the French in the treacherous terrain of the Portuguese hills. Reprint.
The Taker
Author: Alma Katsu
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439197075
Pages: 448
Year: 2011-09-06
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“Alma Katsu’s searing tale of otherworldly lovers and eternal obsession will seduce you from page one. With its elegant prose and riveting plot, The Taker is as irresistible as the hauntingly beautiful, pleasure-seeking immortals who scorch its pages” (Kresley Cole, New York Times bestselling author of the Immortals After Dark series). Combining the historical, supernatural, and fantasy in one stunning tale, The Taker centers on a mysterious young woman, Lanore, and an unwitting Maine doctor who falls into her world, a hidden world that exists outside the boundaries of time. In this magical realm, where the predatory use pleasure to corrupt the innocent, Lanore’s incredible devotion to Jonathan, her first true love, captures the attention of Adair, the dangerous man who rules this world, and ignites within him an all-consuming desire to possess her.
Sharpe's Escape
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publisher:
ISBN: 0007149875
Pages: 350
Year: 2004
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The twentieth instalment in the bestselling Sharpe series. Sharpe's Escape takes place in the summer of 1810, once again in the Peninsular War. The French are mounting their third and most dangerous invasion of Portugal. Captain Richard Sharpe with his company of redcoats and riflemen meets the invaders on the gaunt ridge of Bussaco. But there, despite a stunning British victory, the French are not stopped and the army have to fall back. Sharpe has made enemies among the Portuguese and during the retreat through Coimbra, he and Sergeant Harper are lured into a trap designed to kill them. With the help of an Englishwoman, Sharpe survives, but is cut off from the army. He has to rejoin his regiment if the command is not to fall to the ambitious Lieutenant Slinbsby. At the Lines of Torres Vedras, the vast defences built to stop the French before Lisbon, Sharpe confronts his enemies in a climactic battle.
The Fort
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006201384X
Pages: 496
Year: 2010-09-28
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“The most prolific and successful historical novelist in the world today.” —Wall Street Journal “Readers who haven’t discovered Bernard Cornwell don’t know what they are missing.” —New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn From the New York Times bestselling author of Agincourt, the Saxon Tales, and the beloved Richard Sharpe series, Bernard Cornwell’s The Fort plunges prow-first into the largest naval clash of the Revolutionary War. Fans of the Nathaniel Starbuck Chronicles and The Burning Land will thrill to Cornwell’s triumphant return to American historical fiction in this gripping story of courage, strength and patriotism.
Criminal
Author: Karin Slaughter
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 1101887451
Pages: 576
Year: 2015-10-27
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"Will Trent is a brilliant agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Newly in love, he is beginning to put a difficult past behind him. Then a local college student goes missing, and Will is inexplicably kept off the case by his supervisor and mentor, deputy director Amanda Wagner. Will cannot fathom Amanda's motivation until the two of them literally collide in an abandoned orphanage they have both been drawn to for different reasons. Decades before, when his father was imprisoned for murder, this was Will's home. It appears that the case that launched Amanda's career forty years ago has suddenly come back to life--and it involves the long-held mystery of Will's birth and parentage. Now these two dauntless investigators will each need to face down demons from the past if they are to prevent an even greater terror from being unleashed."--Back cover.
The Fire Chronicle
Author: John Stephens
Publisher: Yearling
ISBN: 0375872728
Pages: 437
Year: 2013-08-27
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Michael and Emma work to track down the Chronicle of Life, while Kate must find a way back to the present day from the year 1899.

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