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Behold the Man by Michael Moorcock

By Michael Moorcock

Behold the guy (1969) is a technological know-how fiction novel by way of Michael Moorcock. It initially seemed as a novella in a 1966 factor of recent Worlds; later, Moorcock produced an multiplied model which used to be first released in 1969 via Allison & Busby.[1]. The identify derives from the Gospel of John, bankruptcy 19, Verse five: "Then Jesus got here out, donning the crown of thorns and the crimson gown. And Pilate stated to them Behold the Man."

In the unconventional, Moorcock weaves an existentialist story approximately Karl Glogauer, a guy who travels from the yr 1970 in a time desktop to twenty-eight advert, the place he hopes to fulfill the historic Jesus of Nazareth.

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The Railway Detective (Inspector Robert Colbeck, Book 1) by Edward Marston

By Edward Marston

London 1851. With the hole of the nice Exhibition to hand, curiosity is mounting within the engineering triumphs of the railways, yet no longer every body seems like celebrating...

In an audacious assault, the London to Birmingham mail educate is robbed and derailed, inflicting many casualties. deliberate with army precision, this crime proves a problem to Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck who fights to untangle an online of homicide, blackmail and destruction. As Colbeck closes in at the legal masterminds, occasions take an unforeseen flip whilst the attractive Madeleine, daughter of the injured teach driving force, turns into a pawn within the criminals' online game. With time working out, stable and evil, new and previous, conflict opposed to one another. yet will the lengthy arm of the legislations have velocity on its side?

Full of ancient aspect, The Railway Detective is an action-packed dip into murky 1850s London.

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Return to Me (Restoration Chronicles, Book 1) by Lynn Austin

By Lynn Austin

After years of staring at his kids and grandchildren wander from their religion, Iddo's prayers are responded: King Cyrus is permitting God's selected humans to come back to Jerusalem. Jubilant, he joyfully prepares for his or her departure, purely to benefit that his relatives, grown cozy within the pagan tradition of Babylon, desires to remain.

Zechariah, Iddo's oldest grandson, feels torn among his grandfather's historic ideals and the relief and good fortune his father enjoys in Babylon. yet he quickly starts off to listen to the voice of God, encouraging him to come back to the land given to his forefathers.

Bringing to existence the biblical books of Ezra and Nehemiah, Return to Me tells the compelling tale of Iddo and Zechariah, the ladies who love them, and the trustworthy fans who fight to rebuild their lives in obedience to the God who beckons them domestic.

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Holmes and Watson - End Peace: A Novel of Sherlock Holmes by David Ruffle

By David Ruffle

1915. Sherlock Holmes to Watson: 'Stand with me right here upon the terrace for it can be the final quiet speak that we will ever have'. 1929. A small medical institution someplace in Dorset. An ante-room off a dimly lit hall. it really is evening and there's no longer even the least amount of sunshine penetrating the room. within the room itself a dim gentle permits us to work out a determine in a mattress. The pipes, tubes and all of the trappings we go along with retaining somebody alive were got rid of. the fellow, for it's a guy, lies services and nonetheless. nonetheless, yet now not silent. 1929 The final quiet speak.

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Until We Reach Home by Lynn Austin

By Lynn Austin

Retail ePub

Life in Sweden sounds like an never-ending iciness for 3 sisters after their mother's loss of life and father's suicide. Elin feels the load of accountability for her sisters' welfare, and whilst situations develop into insufferable, she writes to her family in Chicago, pleading for help.

Joining 16 million different immigrants who left their homelands for the US among 1890 and 1920, Elin, Kirsten, and Sofia start the lengthy, tough trip. Enduring the sea voyage in guidance and detention on Ellis Island, their tale is America's tale. And in a trip fraught with hardships, every one girl will come to appreciate her mystery longings and the that means of domestic.

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Memories of the Warrior Kumagai: A Historical Novel by Donald Richie

By Donald Richie

Publish yr note: First released in 1999

In this retelling of an outdated story, a warrior wrestles down an enemy commander simply to find his foe is as younger as his personal son. Shaken and not able to abide by means of his accountability and slay the early life, he comes to a decision to turn into a monk.

This well-known stumble upon among Kumagai no Jiro Naozane and Taira no Atsumori in the course of Japan's Heike wars has been a big a part of Japan's ancient and non secular culture ever given that. In Memoirs of the Warrior Kumagai, Donald Richie demanding situations and upends traditional types of this incident, whilst he vividly inspires the realm of the 12th century jap warrior with uncompromising precision and authority.

The result's a historic novel within the grand culture, a piece right away clean and undying.

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Colter's Path by Cameron Judd

By Cameron Judd

Jedediah "Jedd" Colter is a guy with titanic goals that transcend the mountains of North Carolina. while he hears of a band of tourists certain for the gold fields of California, Jedd makes use of his looking abilities to persuade the party's organizers to rent him as a safeguard. The Sadler brothers promise him a lower of the fortune mining brings them, yet their genuine plan is to hit pay airborne dirt and dust through turning into retailers and cheat Jedd out of his earnings.

While the adventure is tough and its leaders incompetent, Jedd's typical talents allow him to maintain the peace and shop all of them from catastrophe. but if Jedd is injured alongside the best way, the Sadlers tell him that his prone aren't any longer wanted and head west with no him. After Jedd recovers he merely has something on his mind—making it to California on his own—and getting in spite of those who did him wrong...

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The Romanov Succession by Brian Garfield

By Brian Garfield

[b]During international warfare II, a Russian refugee spies for the United States
Since the good upheaval of November 1917, Alex Denilov has recognized not anything yet warfare. within the civil battle that the Bolshevik Revolution, he fought for the previous imperial order. while the Reds gained out, he fled west, discovering paintings in each conflict that undefined. Now, in 1941, he trains paratroopers within the American Southwest, aiding the united states military organize for the arrival struggle. yet Uncle Sam has greater plans for him. The military transfers Alex to big providers, the place he's reunited with previous colleagues from the civil battle. the crowd stocks strive against abilities, wisdom of the Russian language, and an extreme hatred of Communists. Their project is to assassinate Stalin. yet inside of this crew of killers, a traitor lurks, able to kill Alex prior to he makes an attempt to avoid wasting Russia from itself.

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The Fort: A Novel of the Revolutionary War by Bernard Cornwell

By Bernard Cornwell

“The so much prolific and profitable ancient novelist on the planet today.” —Wall highway Journal

“Readers who haven’t chanced on Bernard Cornwell don’t be aware of what they're missing.” —New York instances bestselling writer Vince Flynn

From the New York occasions bestselling writer of Agincourt, the Saxon stories, and the cherished Richard Sharpe sequence, Bernard Cornwell’s The fortress plunges prow-first into the most important naval conflict of the innovative warfare. lovers of the Nathaniel Starbuck Chronicles and The Burning Land will thrill to Cornwell’s successful go back to American ancient fiction during this gripping tale of braveness, energy and patriotism.

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The Taming of the Queen by Philippa Gregory

By Philippa Gregory

By means of the number 1 New York Times bestselling writer in the back of the Starz unique sequence The White Queen, a riveting new Tudor story that includes King Henry VIII’s 6th spouse Kateryn Parr, the 1st English queen to submit lower than her personal name.
Why could a lady marry a serial killer?

Because she can't refuse…

Kateryn Parr, a thirty-year-old widow in a mystery affair with a brand new lover, has no selection whilst a guy the right age to be her father who has buried 4 wives—King Henry VIII—commands her to marry him.

Kateryn has without doubt in regards to the possibility she faces: the former queen lasted 16 months, the only prior to slightly part a 12 months. yet Henry adores his new bride and Kateryn’s belief in him grows as she unites the royal family members, creates a thorough learn circle on the middle of the courtroom, and ideas the dominion as Regent.

But is that this adequate to maintain her secure? a pace-setter of spiritual reform and the 1st girl to submit in English, Kateryn sticks out as an self reliant girl with a brain of her personal. yet she can't keep the Protestants, less than chance for his or her religion, and Henry’s risky gaze activates her. the normal churchmen and opponents for strength accuse her of heresy—the punishment is loss of life by way of hearth and the king’s identify is at the warrant…

From an writer who has defined all of Henry’s queens comes a deeply intimate portrayal of the final: a lady who longed for ardour, strength, and schooling on the courtroom of a medieval killer.

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