By Alex Archer, Joseph Nassise
He used to be one among Russia's so much notorious rulers, and he by myself held the foremost to a mythical Byzantine selection of books, given to him within the dowry of Princess Sophia of Constantinople.
Ivan Vasilyevich—otherwise referred to as Ivan the Terrible—owned a library jam-packed with infrequent and helpful tomes that males may kill for. may die for. however the czar carried the data of its whereabouts to his grave. And it falls to archaeologist Annja Creed, nearly years later, to find the secrets and techniques of the Library of Gold.
When the chance to solve the secret of this so-called 8th ask yourself of the area lands in Annja's lap, she can't withstand. Armed with a diary of cryptic clues, she embarks on a trip to Russia, the place she needs to in some way locate her manner into the very middle of the rustic, underneath the Kremlin.
But Annja quickly discovers she's racing a ruthless KGB agent pushed via sinister causes. She unearths herself deep underneath the Russian soil in a perilous online game of cat and mouse… Will she be the following to mysteriously disappear from heritage?
By John Marshall
For readers of Three Cups of Tea; consume, Pray, Love; and Wild comes the inspiring tale of a typical American family members that embarks on a rare trip. Wide-Open World follows the Marshall kinfolk as they volunteer their means around the world, dwelling in a monkey sanctuary in Costa Rica, educating English in rural Thailand, and taking good care of orphans in India. There’s a reputation for this sort of endeavor—voluntourism—and it could possibly simply be the way forward for travel.
Oppressive warmth, grueling bus rides, backbreaking paintings, and one vicious spider monkey . . . Best relations holiday ever!
John Marshall wanted a transformation. His twenty-year marriage was once falling aside, his seventeen-year-old son was once approximately to depart domestic, and his fourteen-year-old daughter was once misplaced in our on-line world. wanting to get out of a rut and reconnect together with his kinfolk, John dreamed of a visit around the globe, an opportunity to go away at the back of, if basically only for your time, exercises and duties. He didn’t have the money for motels or luxurious excursions, yet he did have an concept that might make touring the globe more cost-effective and extra significant than he’d ever imagined: The relations might volunteer their time and effort to others in far-flung locales.
Wide-Open World is the inspiring precise tale of the six months that modified the Marshall family members eternally. as soon as they’d made the pivotal choice to move, John and his spouse, Traca, give up their jobs, pulled their childrens out of college, and launched into a trip that might take them far flung the crushed course, and much out in their convenience zones.
here's the definitely enticing, bluntly sincere chronicle of the Marshalls’ life-altering experience from principal the USA to East Asia. It used to be no fairy story. The journey provided little relaxation, even much less rest, and nearly no simple task of what was once to come back. however it did supply the Marshalls whatever way more useful: a once-in-a-lifetime chance to beat own fears, boost kin bonds, and locate their real selves by way of aiding these in desire. in any case, as John came across, he and his family members didn't swap the realm. It used to be the area that modified them.
Praise for Wide-Open World
“Marshall’s use of wealthy information locates readers firmly in every time and position, allowing them to feel the journey, ask yourself and pleasure he skilled in his atmosphere and in gazing his childrens develop into hardworking, extra dependable children, in addition to the frustrations and disappointments he and his relatives necessarily encountered alongside the best way. an outstanding armchair event that are meant to motivate others to think about voluntourism in order to aid others and spot the world.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Each new situation combines attractive surroundings with a dose of sentiment, a great deal of humor, and a few heartfelt attention of the human situation. . . . His philosophy won't healthy all people and the finishing is bittersweet, yet this can be an attractive name to service.”—Publishers Weekly
“Wide-Open World is an experience made from numerous small moments of human connection. It’s an armchair travelogue which could good motivate you to do sturdy off the crushed path.”—BookPage
“For somebody who has ever imagined what it might be wish to close up, unplug, pull the youngsters out of faculty, and commute around the globe, this volunteer event is your price tag. Wide-Open World will flow, interact, and encourage you, whether you by no means go away the couch.”—Christina Baker Kline, no 1 New York Times bestselling writer of Orphan Train
By erik morland
Do you're thinking that astronomers and scientists are constantly telling the reality in regards to the universe? the answer's No, they aren't regularly telling the reality, simply because they don’t constantly understand the reality. they're guessing the solutions after which attempting to promote their guesswork as medical proof. Erik Morland has come to gain that there are varied theories attainable along with the legit theories that folks are pressured to think in. via his writing, he has constructed a complete diversity of recent and replacement theories approximately; the construction of the universe, darkish subject, black holes, lifestyles cycles of galaxies and planets, the extinction of dinosaurs, the evolution, and the way existence spreads throughout the universe. this provides an entire new fresh viewpoint on completely every thing. All of this can be wrapped inside of an exciting motion pact technology fiction tale, which makes the e-book enjoyable to learn, and an experience choked with remarkable discoveries. an incredibly huge spaceship is flying trillions of years sooner or later swifter than lightning via empty area. The spaceship is governed via a loopy dictator. what's the historical past of the spaceship? How does its trip seem like? What has been came across after trillions of years of shuttle? What does the complete universe seem like? What does the background of mankind appear like? the place are they? the place are they going to? Many illustrations and poems also are integrated.
By Clive Kristen
This selection of nearby conflict tales is dropped at you as an book in particular formatted by means of Andrews united kingdom for cutting-edge eReaders. during this first ebook of the 'Battle Trails' sequence, well known nearby author Clive Kristen turns his hand to an exam of the battles that formed Northumbria and past.
By Michael Grant
Sometimes One Hero Isn’t Enough
Mack MacAvoy suffers from a significant case of mediumness. Medium appears to be like. Medium grades. And with a listing of phobias that may make someone loopy, Mack by no means might have guessed that he's destined for a more-than-medium lifestyles.
And then at some point a three-thousand-year-old guy named Grimluk appears to be like and grants a few startling information: Mack is likely one of the incredible 12. An evil strength is on its method and it’s as much as Mack to trace down 11 different twelve-year-olds to forestall it. he'll conflict the depraved Ereskigal, often referred to as dicy. yet dicy sounds a bit frightening and Mack doesn’t are looking to be a hero. Will he resolution the call?
By A.J. Hartley
Whereas at the run from Empire guards, Will Hawthorne and his band of thieves are transported to a mysterious land that none of them realize or understand how to get domestic from. seems that they've landed correct in the midst of a conflict among goblins and people. Their human allies are essentially storybook opposite numbers to the tough varieties they knew in Stavis, talking in high-flown prose, dressed to the peak of favor, and dripping with wealth and social propriety. Will's partners are really taken by means of those wonderful fogeys, however the reasonable people are appalled via Will's unorthodoxy.
At first Will does no matter what he can to attempt to squirm into their sturdy graces, yet simply while his efforts are feeling completely futile, he starts to wonder whether those too-perfect courtiers and warriors have something to provide past their glamour and their burning hatred of the goblins. yet is there any recourse for Will and his buddies as soon as it seems that the people who're sheltering them will not be at the correct facet in their everlasting conflict?
Will strength is a humorous and fleet-footed stand-alone myth that includes the characters readers grew to like in Act of Will in an all-new event in regards to the probability of first impressions.
By Bernard Cornwell
Within the center years of the 9th century, the fierce Danes stormed onto British soil, hungry for spoils and conquest. state after country fell to the ruthless invaders till yet one realm remained. And without notice the destiny of all England—and the process history—depended upon one guy, one king.
New York Times bestselling writer Bernard Cornwell’s The final Kingdom is a rousing epic experience of braveness, treachery, responsibility, devotion, majesty, love, and conflict as noticeable during the eyes of a tender warrior who straddled worlds.
“Historical novels stand or fall on aspect, and Mr. Cornwell writes as though he has been to ninth-century Wessex and back.”—Wall road Journal
By Alexander Kent
The twenty sixth, and ultimate, Bolitho novel during this phenomenally profitable and well-loved series.
In this, the long-awaited end of Alexander Kent’s midshipman trilogy, the hot yr of 1774 turns out to supply Richard Bolitho and his pal Martyn Dancer the end result of a dream. either were suggested for merchandising, even if they've got no longer but won the coveted lieutenant’s fee. yet a regimen passage from Plymouth to Guernsey in an untried schooner turns into, for Bolitho, a passage from midshipman to King’s officer, tempering the promise of the long run with the sour expense of adulthood.
By Stephen Cole, Adam Blade
One boy's trip to save lots of his village turns into a quest to save lots of the Kingdom.
Tom and Elenna needs to trip directly to face the final of the Beasts enslaved via the evil wizard Malvel: the Winged Flame, a phoenix of negative energy. it's been been slowly awakening a long-dead volcano. If Tom and Elenna can't cease the Beast in time, it may possibly suggest a perilous eruption.