To be used IN colleges AND LIBRARIES purely. Can a one-legged boy turn into a good samurai warrior? Meet a few precise aspiring champions during this kick-off to an exhilarating new martial arts sequence. Niya Moto is the one one-legged samurai child in Japan, well-known for falling flat on his face within the dust. the only college that may settle for him is the Cockroach Ryu, led through the mythical sensei Ki-Yaga. He can be an outdated guy overly keen on naps, yet Ki-Yaga can also be identified for taking in little ones that the area has judged harshly: an albino woman with additional palms and feet, a boy who's blind, a huge child whose previous makes him loath to struggle. A warrior in his time, Ki-Yaga calls for excellence in every little thing from sword battling to poetry. yet can the ragtag Cockroaches make the treacherous trip to the Samurai Trainee video games, by no means brain tackle the all-conquering Dragons? In a fast-moving, action-filled story that attracts on precise info of feudal Japan, Niya reveals there is not any worry they cannot face so long as they stick jointly -- for his or her friendship is extra robust than a samurai sword.
By C.C. Humphreys
"Jack escapes loss of life extra frequently than James Bond... an exhilarating romp!" – Sunday Telegraph (UK)
Blooded at the battlefields of Canada, clean from a wintry weather spent in a voluptuous widow's mattress, the speeding Jack Absolute has each cause to suppose strong. And existence purely will get greater whilst the send returning him to England captures a wealthy prize.
yet gold isn't the entire enemy send holds. Fever approximately kills Jack, his lifestyles slightly stored via a brand new comrade, Red Hugh McClune. Their ensuing friendship takes him to tub to recover-and right into a passionate romance with McClune's appealing cousin, Laetitia.
Yet neither cousin is who they appear, and tragedy quickly moves Jack. This time, he escapes along with his lifestyles, yet loses what he loves most-his honour.
The exciting finale to C.C. Humphrey's historic event series,Absolute Honoursweeps readers right into a global of bravery, betrayal, ardour, and glory at no matter what fee.
From bold espionage in Rome to the battlefields of Spain to a climactic duel opposed to an unbeatable foe, Jack seeks to revive that honor with consequences he might by no means foresee and a value to be paid in blood.
sign up for our swashbuckling scoundrel during this adventurous old fiction set round the American innovative War.
Fans of Simon Scarrow, Bernard Cornwell, Jeff Shaara and Diana Gabaldon will eagerly stick to the adventures of Jack Absolute.
The Jack Absolute Series:
The Blooding of Jack Absolute, publication #1
Jack Absolute, publication #2
Absolute Honor, booklet #3
What readers are announcing approximately Absolute Honor:
"Another nice swashbuckling adventure"
"plenty of motion and bold do.... the 18TH CENTURY JAMES BOND."
"full of adventure and intrigue"
"a stable stability of ancient truth and exciting fiction with WAR, contention AND ROMANCE you will discover it challenging to place down."
"RAPTUROUS tale telling."
"the type of breakneck adventure for which the time period "rollicking" used to be coined"
"A needs to learn for any historic buff, and to claim the least tremendous good written."
What reviewers are announcing approximately hero Jack Absolute:
"A RIP-ROARING event choked with motion, DRAMA, AND PASSION."-Kate Mosse, writer of Labyrinth
"Jack in all his swashbuckling glory...Humphrey's appearing heritage brings drama to lifestyles in Jack's mythical tale."-Booklist
"A vigorously imagined, DASHINGLY performed ESPIONAGE adventure."-Literary evaluation (UK)
"Jack proves once more to be a dynamic hero-an HONORABLE undercover agent with a delicate spot for love-and a bangup prime guy for what's quickly changing into a rousing, must-read series." – Publishers Weekly
"An absolute delight! Swashbuckling experience, eighteenth-century wit, highly wonderful plots, and one of the main beautiful army gents ever to put on a sword." –Diana Gabaldon, writer of The Outlander
By Jeremy Robinson
A phenomenon often called crustal displacement shifts the Earth's crust, repositioning continents and inflicting numerous deaths. within the wake of the worldwide disaster, the area struggles to keep up its displaced billions. yet Antarctica, freshly thawed and blooming, has emerged as a brand new desire. instead of salary an international warfare no state can suffer, the prime international locations devise a contest, a race to the heart of Antarctica, with the 3 victors dividing the continent. it really is inside this race that Mirabelle Whitney, one of many few surviving specialists at the continent, grouped with an American specific forces unit, unearths herself. however the hazards waiting for the workforce are a ways worse than feared; past the bitter background of a torn kin, past the nefarious intentions in their human enemies, past the traditional creatures reborn via anhydrobiosis-there are the Nephilim. the realm races to assert a brand new continent, basically to discover it already taken.
By Gordon Korman
THIS simply IN! Amy and Dan Cahill have been noticed on a educate, scorching at the path of 1 of 39 Clues hidden all over the world. yet WAIT! Police record a break-in at an elite resort, and the suspects additionally sound suspiciously like Amy and Dan. replace! Amy and Dan were obvious in a vehicle . . . no, in a speedboat chase . . . and carry every thing! they are being chased via an indignant mob?!?
When there is a Clue at the line, whatever can happen.
By Helen Schreider, Frank Schreider
Because the day of the conquistadors, the Amazon has lured explorers and adventurers. Many have left documents in their reviews, yet few bills are so packed with the exceitement of discovery as Exploring The Amazon, a stirring tribute to the braveness of its authors. one other nationwide Geographic treasure.
By Gordon Dahlquist
Here starts off a unprecedented alliance—and a brutal and smooth, surprising, and electrifying event to finish all adventures.
It begins with an easy word. Roger Bascombe regretfully needs to notify Celeste Temple that their engagement is forthwith terminated. decided to determine why, omit Temple takes step one in a trip that may propel her right into a dizzyingly seductive, completely stunning global past her imagining—and set her on a collision path with a killer and a spy—in a bodice-ripping, action-packed roller-coaster journey of suspense, betrayal, and richly fevered goals.
By Carey Corp, Lorie Langdon
In this sequel to Doon, Mackenna Reid realizes she made a terrible mistake in selecting to persist with her goals of Broadway rather than staying within the enchanted land of Doon. To make every thing worse, she's bought her Calling—proof she and Duncan are every one other's one precise love—and it really is natural torment, in particular while visions of the very pleasing Scottish prince look correct prior to she is going on level. So whilst Duncan tells her an historic curse threatens to overhaul Doon and the recent queen and Kenna’s ally, Veronica, wishes her to come, Kenna does not need to think carefully. With darkness final in on each side, Kenna and Vee needs to conflict an international of nightmares with a view to shield the dominion. however it will take the last word try of braveness for Kenna to salvage her fortunately ever after.
By Kevin Kauffmann
What might you think that if an individual informed you that Lucifer was once the daddy of humanity, such a lot demons and angels begun their lives as people, or that being a superb individual intended you'll nonetheless turn out in Hell?
What when you fell from grace and located that Hell used to be now not all fireplace and brimstone?
After his demise, Niccolo da Firenze discovered that he were damned to Hell, yet he speedy discovered Lucifer's legal was once now not what the church had regularly claimed. His new domestic was once a breath of clean air, a spot the place he actually belonged, and it used to be just a couple of years sooner than Niccolo rose in the course of the ranks and have become the Horseman of Pestilence. Surrounded by way of new kin and friends,accepted regardless of all of his faults, Niccolo may frequently omit his half within the coming Apocalypse.
That bliss got here to an finish as soon as Cadmus, the Horseman of loss of life, inherits a imaginative and prescient of Lucifer's murder.
And so, together with his fellow Horseman via his aspect, Niccolo starts his frantic trip to discover a conspiracy concerning old demons, corrupted people or even a couple of gods. For Niccolo, there's way more at stake than the destruction of Hell, way more at stake than wasting his domestic or failing within the Apocalypse. If Cadmus' imaginative and prescient comes actual, anyone will homicide the person that had develop into a father to Niccolo, who had raised him from the depths and given him desire within the darkness.
This is the tale of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse and the way they rode to avoid wasting the Devil.
From Hell with Love is the 1st booklet within the Forsaken Comedy, the second one sequence from Kevin Kauffmann. Depicting an alternative mythology proficient by way of the booklet of Revelations and supplemental texts, the radical strives to create an interesting and considerate learn which ties jointly delusion, faith and medical wisdom to create whatever solely new.
By Rodman Philbrick
Zane Dupree is a charismatic 12-year-old boy of combined race vacationing a relative in New Orleans whilst storm Katrina hits. abruptly separated from all kinfolk, Zane and his puppy adventure the phobia of Katrina's wind, rain, and terrible flooding. dealing with dying, they're rescued from an attic air vent via a sort, aged musician and a scrappy younger girl--both African American. The chaos that ensues as typhoon water drowns town, preserve and nutrients vanish, and police give a contribution to a deadly, scary surroundings, creates a page-turning story that perfectly engrosses the reader. in line with the proof of the worst storm catastrophe in U.S. background, Philbrick contains the lawlessness and shortage of presidency help in the course of the catastrophe in addition to the generosity and braveness of these who risked their lives and defense to assist others. this is an unforgettable novel of heroism within the face of actually hard circumstances.
By Peter Nichols
In 1968, 9 sailors trigger at the so much bold race ever held: to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe nonstop. It was once a feat that had by no means been comprehensive and one who might perpetually swap the face of boating. Ten months later, just one of the 9 males might pass the end line and earn reputation, wealth, and glory. For the others, the gift used to be insanity, failure, and death.
In this remarkable e-book, Peter Nichols chronicles a competition of the person opposed to the ocean, waged at a time prior to mobile phones, satellite tv for pc dishes, and digital positioning platforms. A Voyage for Madmen is a story of sailors pushed by way of their very own goals and demons, of bad storms within the Southern Ocean, and of these riveting moments whilst a split-second selection skill the variation among existence and death.