“Pötzsch paints picturesque landscapes, whether it’s damp, dark castles, the stink of a medieval tannery, or whirlpool-plagued Rhine River rapids . . . Combine Princess Bride with Germanic history circa 1500, add a dash of Lord of the Rings, and there’s a week of good fun.” — Kirkus Reviews In 1524, in what is now Germany, hundreds of thousands of peasants revolted against the harsh treatment of their aristocratic overlords. Agnes is the daughter of one of these overlords, but she is not a typical sixteenth-century girl, refusing to wear dresses and spending more time with her pet falcon than potential suitors. There is only one suitor she is interested in: Mathis, a childhood friend whom she can never marry due to his low birth status. In the midst of war, Agnes’s falcon finds a mysterious ring, and Agnes begins having strange but seemingly meaningful dreams. Dreams that lead her and Mathis to run away from their home in Trifels Castle and into the midst of the tumultuous Peasants’ War, cast into an adventure that will lead them to shocking revelations about themselves and the future of the emerging German states. “The war scenes are grimly realistic, and the narration gripping . . . The author makes the fantastical elements work by harnessing them to the grim reality of the Peasants’ War, setting his far-fetched romance in an utterly convincing world of economic hardship, social strife and religious and political uncertainty.” — Wall Street Journal
USA Today and New York Times Bestselling Authors work together to provide you with a world you'll never want to leave. It's time to discover The Castle. Fate made them brothers. Protecting the Castle, each other, and the women they love will make them Kings.When their mentor and founder of The Castle ends up on the business end of an assassination attempt, Grant, Alejandro, Shaz, Mariano, Vikkas, Jai, Daron, Kaleb, and Dwayne are snatched from their daily lives and successful businesses in order to right old wrongs and track down the men responsible for the attempt on his life. However, The Castle, which was built on humanitarian purposes and has amassed a substantial amount of wealth, is now overrun with dirty politicians, the Russian mafia, American crime lords, and businessmen with their own sordid agendas. They have every intention of keeping the current state of things intact. Even if they have to increase Chicago's body count to do so. Calling in his former students and two outsiders is the beginning of a series of dangerous challenges that will alter the path of their lives forever. Not to mention, it will also draw the ire and deadly intent of current Castle members who wield major influence across the globe. Powerful men unexpectedly brought together by their pasts and current circumstances will become a force to be reckoned with.This world was brought to you by: Naleighna KaiS.L. JenningsMartha Kennerson J.L.CampbellLisa WatsonKaren D.BradleyJanice M. AllenLondon St. CharlesMarZe Scott.If you like romance, suspense, or contemporary fiction, it's past time for you to visit The Castle.
George didn't want to waste the night moonbathing. He wanted to build a sandcastle that would turn any monster green eyed with envy. But when George meets the strangest creature he has ever seen, the night takes an unexpected turn. A starlight story of adventure and imagination from the creator of The Sea Tiger.
Mr. King wants to build himself a BIG castle. So he uses the closest available material to make the blocks he needs — the land around his house that just happens to be home to his forest friends. When Mr. Kingês friends make him see what heês done, he realizes heês made a BIG mistake. Can he be king of his castle and a good friend, too? Young readers will delight in this second adventure of the shortsighted but well-meaning Mr. King.
'... far better than any novel; an incomparable record of a greart family and of a series of great actions.' The Bulletin When Patrick Durack left Western Ireland for Australia in 1853, he was to found a pioneering dynasty and build a cattle empire across the great stretches of Australia. With a profound sense of family history, his grand-daughter, Mary Durack, reconstructed the Durack saga - a story of intrepid men and ground-breaking adventure. This sweeping tale of Australia and Australians remains a classic nearly fifty years on.
Paulus Dean is a defiant young gangster who struggles to define his power. Shadowed by the woman he love, and the men he fears, he treat life as it was treated him, until a murder of retribution forces the reveal of his heart, where a strange redemption is born.
An anthology of essays from the second year of the English Historical Fiction Authors blog, this book transports the reader across the centuries from prehistoric to twentieth century Britain. Nearly fifty different authors share the stories, incidents, and insights discovered while doing research for their own historical novels. From medieval law and literature to Tudor queens and courtiers, from Stuart royals and rebels to Regency soldiers and social calls, experience the panorama of Britain's yesteryear. Explore the history behind the fiction, and discover the true tales surrounding Britain's castles, customs, and kings.
Enter a world where newspapers speak, using magic carpets is a way of life and the deceased have power over the future. Learn about the dangerous magical sport of Levish, how curses really work and what an Igni is. The story follows the life of an orphaned boy (Samuel Deksis) who discovers he is next in line to the throne of a magnificent mystical city in another world. If you enjoy reading about magical worlds parallel to our own world then this is the book for you The story is dark and thrilling, set within a humorous and exciting world which is a delight to read about. It was written over a period of eight years and is set to become a classic fantasy tale for older children and adults alike. Get your hands on a copy by placing your order today
Mariano "Reno" DeLuca uses his skills and resources to create safe havens for women who find themselves in dangerous situations. Unfortunately, a surge in criminal activity in the Chatham area threatens the women's anonymity and security, including the mysterious beauty who landed on the doorstep of The Second Chance at Life Women's Shelter right before an all hands on deck call that summons him to The Castle. When Zuri Okusanya, an exotic Tanzanian Princess, arrives seeking refuge from an arranged marriage and its deadly consequences, Mariano is now forced to relocate the women in the shelter to an even more secluded place. He is striving hard not to lose his heart to the forbidden goddess, all while fighting an enemy who's supposed to be an ally and fending off immoral attempts by men who covet his seat on The Castle's board. Will Mariano have the power to defeat his adversaries before they destroy him and the woman he loves?