The Burning Isle

The Burning Isle Author Will Panzo
ISBN-10 9781101988114
Year 2016-11-01
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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A powerful and gripping debut grimdark fantasy novel, set in a world of criminals, pirates, assassins, and magic... “A man has only three reasons for being anywhere: to right a wrong, to earn a coin, or because he is lost.” Cassius is not lost... The mage Cassius has just arrived on the island of Scipio. Five miles of slum on the edge of fifty miles of jungle, Scipio is a lawless haven for criminals, pirates, and exiles. The city is split in two, each half ruled by a corrupt feudal lord. Both of them answer to a mysterious general who lives deep in the jungle with his army, but they still constantly battle for power. If a man knows how to turn their discord to his advantage, he might also turn a profit... But trained on the Isle of Twelve, Cassius is no ordinary spellcaster, and his goal is not simply money. This is a treacherous island where the native gods are restless and anything can happen… From the Trade Paperback edition.

Carolina Isle

Carolina Isle Author Jude Deveraux
ISBN-10 1439183864
Year 2009-09-29
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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New York Times bestselling author and "master storyteller" (Literary Times) Jude Deveraux uncovers the passions and scandals that take a small town by storm when two cousins switch lives. Ariel and Sara never imagined their high-spirited attempt to step into each other’s shoes would cause such upheaval. The lifelong pen pals, who look exactly alike, meet for the first time in their twenties and embark on a daring adventure of changing identities. Southern belle Ariel is determined to win the heart of a man who doesn’t know she exists, while Sara yearns to leave behind her hardscrabble existence and taste the good life that fate has denied her. But in pretty Arundel, North Carolina, nothing is as it seems—including the dangers that are closing in on their new dream lives, as the deepest of fears and darkest of secrets and betrayals come to light.

Isle of Fire

Isle of Fire Author Christian A. Kull
ISBN-10 0226461408
Year 2004-07-19
Pages 324
Language en
Publisher University of Chicago Press
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Long considered both best friend and worst enemy to humankind, fire is at once creative and destructive. On the endangered tropical island of Madagascar, these two faces of fire have fueled a century-long conflict between rural farmers and island leaders. Based on detailed fieldwork in Malagasy villages and a thorough archival investigation, Isle of Fire offers a detailed analysis of why Madagascar has always been aflame, why it always will be aflame, and ultimately, as Christian Kull argues, why it should remain aflame.

Make Me Burn

Make Me Burn Author Tiffany Roberts
ISBN-10 1530403626
Year 2016-03-05
Pages 306
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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A DEMON WITH FIRE IN HIS BLOOD... Groomed to slaughter, Morthanion spent millennia battling the forces of light, claiming countless lives. Captured and banished to a remote island by the Mage Council, his fury knows no bounds - until he meets her. Mesmerized by her voice and beauty, he is powerless. A WOMAN HE COULDN'T RESIST... Aria knows survival means avoiding the other islanders at all costs. Yet when she encounters the dangerous, persistent Morthanion, it's clear all the rules have changed. But can she forgive him the wrongs he'd done and grant him her trust...and love? AN ISLAND MADE PRISON FOR THE UNFORGIVEN... Stripped of magic, Morthanion understands that savagery is necessary to survive. When Aria's true nature is revealed, the other inmates will stop at nothing to have her - and the demon would fight the entire world to keep her safe. --------------------------------------------------- Warning: This book contains explicit sexual content and violence and is intended for mature readers only.

Isle of Swords

Isle of Swords Author Wayne Thomas Batson
ISBN-10 9781400310180
Year 2008-09-09
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Thomas Nelson Inc
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A young man awakens on an island, alone and seriously injured, with no memory, and as he searches for his identity he finds himself caught between two notorious pirates battling for a legendary treasure reportedly hidden by monks.

Natchez Burning

Natchez Burning Author Greg Iles
ISBN-10 9780062311108
Year 2014-04-29
Pages 880
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles comes the first novel in his Natchez Burning trilogy—which also includes The Bone Tree and the upcoming Mississippi Blood—an epic trilogy that interweaves crimes, lies, and secrets past and present in a mesmerizing thriller featuring Southern lawyer and former prosecutor Penn Cage. Raised in the southern splendor of Natchez, Mississippi, Penn Cage learned all he knows of duty from his father, Dr. Tom Cage. But now the beloved family doctor has been accused of murdering the African American nurse with whom he worked in the dark days of the 1960s. Once a crusading prosecutor, Penn is determined to save his father, but Tom, stubbornly invoking doctor-patient privilege, refuses even to speak in his own defense. Penn's quest for the truth sends him deep into his father's past, where a sexually charged secret lies. More chilling, this long-buried sin is only one thread in a conspiracy of greed and murder involving the vicious Double Eagles, an offshoot of the KKK controlled by some of the most powerful men in the state. Aided by a dedicated reporter privy to Natchez's oldest secrets and by his fiancée, Caitlin Masters, Penn uncovers a trail of corruption and brutality that places his family squarely in the Double Eagles' crosshairs. With every step costing blood and faith, Penn is forced to confront the most wrenching dilemma of his life: Does a man of honor choose his father or the truth?

Burning Down George Orwell s House

Burning Down George Orwell s House Author Andrew Ervin
ISBN-10 9781616954956
Year 2015-05-05
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Soho Press
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A darkly comic debut novel about advertising, truth, single malt, Scottish hospitality—or lack thereof—and George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. Ray Welter, who was until recently a highflying advertising executive in Chicago, has left the world of newspeak behind. He decamps to the isolated Scottish Isle of Jura in order to spend a few months in the cottage where George Orwell wrote most of his seminal novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four. Ray is miserable, and quite prepared to make his troubles go away with the help of copious quantities of excellent scotch. But a few of the local islanders take a decidedly shallow view of a foreigner coming to visit in order to sort himself out, and Ray quickly finds himself having to deal with not only his own issues but also a community whose eccentricities are at times amusing and at others downright dangerous. Also, the locals believe—or claim to believe—that there’s a werewolf about, and against his better judgment, Ray’s misadventures build to the night of a traditional, boozy werewolf hunt on the Isle of Jura on the summer solstice. From the Hardcover edition.

The Facefaker s Game

The Facefaker s Game Author Chandler J. Birch
ISBN-10 9781501147753
Year 2016-11-01
Pages 464
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Ashes is one of the petty thieves and con artists of Burroughside, trying to stay on the good side of Mr. Ragged, the district's vicious crime lord, while avoiding the wild Ravagers who roam the streets at night. In the midst of running a rigged card game, he catches the attention of Jack Lantern, who sees potential in the young thief and becomes his mentor. Jack takes Ashes into his crew and trains him to use a power that can spin illusions. The crew is planning a heist against one of the cream of society, but Ashes is waging his own war against Mr. Ragged.

The Isle of Youth

The Isle of Youth Author Laura van den Berg
ISBN-10 9780374710613
Year 2013-11-05
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher FSG Originals
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Laura van den Berg's gorgeous new book, The Isle of Youth, explores the lives of women mired in secrecy and deception. From a newlywed caught in an inscrutable marriage, to private eyes working a baffling case in South Florida, to a teenager who assists her magician mother and steals from the audience, the characters in these bewitching stories are at once vulnerable and dangerous, bighearted and ruthless, and they will do what it takes to survive. Each tale is spun with elegant urgency, and the reader grows attached to the marginalized young women in these stories—women grappling with the choices they've made and searching for the clues to unlock their inner worlds. This is the work of a fearless writer whose stories feel both magical and mystical, earning her the title of "sorceress" from her readers. Be prepared to fall under her spell. An NPR Best Book of 2013

Black Cross

Black Cross Author Greg Iles
ISBN-10 1101146362
Year 1995-11-01
Pages 656
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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“A truly fine novel…Totally absorbing and ingenious.”—Nelson DeMille “On fire with suspense.”—Stephen King It is January 1944—and as Allied troops prepare for D-Day, Nazi scientists develop a toxic nerve gas that would repel and wipe out any invasion force. To salvage the planned assault, two vastly different but equally determined men are sent to infiltrate the secret concentration camp where the poison gas is being perfected on human subjects. Their only objective: destroy all traces of the gas and the men who created it—no matter how many lives may be lost. Including their own… “Stunning…From the very first page, Greg Iles takes his readers on an emotional roller-coaster ride, juxtaposing tension-filled action scenes, horrifying depictions of savage cruelty, and heart-stopping descriptions of sacrifice and bravery. A remarkable story from a remarkable writer”—Booklist

The Bone Tree Penn Cage Book 5

The Bone Tree  Penn Cage  Book 5 Author Greg Iles
ISBN-10 9780007483488
Year 2015-04-09
Pages 864
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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The electrifying second installment of the NATCHEZ BURNING trilogy by No.1 New York Times bestseller, Greg Iles

Lord of the Black Isle

Lord of the Black Isle Author Elaine Coffman
ISBN-10 9781402259500
Year 2012-06-01
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Sourcebooks, Inc.
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Modern day doctor Elisabeth Douglas never expected to find herself accused of witchcraft by a 16th century Scottish earl A Warrior's Life...Meets a Healer's Art Laird David Murray would give his life to pull his clan through this time of strife and conflict. With enemies both inside and outside his keep, he has never felt so alone and desperate. Until he meets a beautiful healer with uncanny knowledge from another time. Elisabeth Douglas was a doctor in her own time. Now she's the only one with the knowledge and skill to help Laird David save the lives of his family. Praise for The Return of Black Douglas: "Intriguing...Bestseller Coffman spins a rewarding love story between her two intelligent, stubborn protagonists, keeping their relationship fresh and their conflicts credible...A satisfying time–travel romance."—Publishers Weekly "Full of action, danger, passion, and drama...A must–read for medieval and time–travel fans alike."—RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars "Delightfully infused with suspense, humor, heartache, an entertaining plot, well–drawn characters, and a wily ghost, this story is a keeper."—Romance Junkies "Imagine being thrown into the sixteenth century, into a warriors arms—a bit scary, but a bit hot. A great little love story with a twist."—Bookloons

The Stornoway Way

The Stornoway Way Author Kevin MacNeil
ISBN-10 9780141902173
Year 2006-09-07
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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‘Fuck everyone from Holden Caulfield to Bridget Jones, fuck all the American and English phoney fictions that claim to speak for us; they don’t know the likes of us exist and they never did. We are who we are because we grew up the Stornoway way. We do not live in the back of beyond, we live in the very heart of beyond ...’ Meet R Stornoway, drink-addled misfit, inhabitant of the Hebridean Isle of Lewis, and meandering man fighting to break free of an island he just can’t seem to let go of...

All Is Burning

All Is Burning Author Jean Arasanayagam
ISBN-10 9789351180876
Year 2000-10-14
Pages 428
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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Nineteen stories of rare power from the heart of war-ravaged Sri Lanka. In these stories Jean Arasanayagam brings us voices that are not normally heard: those of anonymous men and women searching for order and reason in the midst of a ruthless civil war. While many succumb to the horror of their times, there are others who discover in themselves unexpected reserves that will help them survive. Thus a young Sinhala man turns his back on an aimless upper-class existence and joins a group of Tamil refugees smuggling themselves into Germany; a woman goes out alone to see the scene of a carnage to try and find her daughter's lover among the dead and dying; a maid returns from the rich desert city of Doha to the green half-jungle of her village in northern Sri Lanka and rediscovers happiness despite the uncertain future... In addition to stories about the effects of war and violence, this collection also explores aspects of ethnicity and individual choice in a multicultural society. All is Burning is truth-telling at its poignant best.