A Betrayal In Winter

A Betrayal in Winter PDF
Author: Daniel Abraham
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429951647
Size: 80.41 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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Daniel Abraham delighted fantasy readers with his brilliant, original, and engaging first novel, A Shadow in Summer. Now he has produced an even more powerful sequel, a tragedy as darkly personal and violent as Shakespeare's Macbeth. As a boy, Otah Machi was exiled from his family, Machi's ruling house. Decades later, he has witnessed and been part of world-changing events. Yet he has never returned to Machi. Now his father--the Khai, or ruler, of Machi--is dying and his eldest brother Biitrah has been assassinated, Otah realizes that he must return to Machi, for reasons not even he understands. Tradition dictates that the sons of a dying Khai fall upon each other until only one remains to succeed his father. But something even worse is occurring in Machi. The Galts, an expansive empire, has allied with someone in Machi to bring down the ruling house. Otah is accused, the long-missing brother with an all-too-obvious motive for murder. With the subtlety and wonderful storytelling skill of his first novel, Abraham has created a masterful drama filled with a unique magic, a suspenseful thriller of sexual betrayal, and Machiavellian politics. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Shadow And Betrayal

Shadow and Betrayal PDF
Author: Daniel Abraham
Publisher: Orb Books
ISBN: 9780765331649
Size: 50.85 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 528
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A value-priced omnibus of the first two novels of Daniel Abraham's classic Long Price Quartet--groundbreaking, unique fantasy of rare power and originality In this omnibus edition of A Shadow in Summer and A Betrayal in Winter, the aggressively expansionist Galt empire has already conquered lands across a huge continent. But the cities of the Khaiem resist Galt's power with the andat--creatures of magic with godlike powers. Each andat is brought into being by a "poet" who must say the right words and exert the iron will needed to control gods. The industrialized Galt war machine is helpless against the powers of the andat...but political intrigue and deep treachery combine to shift the balance of power in a world of ancient empires and immortal magics. One man, Otah Machi, stands at the crossroads of history in these imaginary world fantasies, the fulcrum around which the wheels of epic history rotate through achingly poignant cycles of life and death, love and betrayal. Shadow and Betrayal marks Daniel Abraham as one of today's most brilliantly original young fantasy writers.

The Long Price Quartet

The Long Price Quartet PDF
Author: Daniel Abraham
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 9781250186584
Size: 21.33 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 992
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"There is much to love in The Long Price Quartet. It is epic in scope but character centered, with a setting both unique and utterly believable. The storytelling is smooth, careful, and—best of all—unpredictable." —Patrick Rothfuss The unforgettable fantasy epic series that marks Daniel Abraham, one half of the writing team behind The Expanse, as one of the most enthralling fantasy writers to emerge in recent years In a world of ancient empires and immortal magics, one man stands at the crossroads of history. The aggressively expansionist Galt empire has already conquered lands across a huge continent. But the cities of the Khaiem resist Galt's power with the andat creatures of magic with godlike powers. But magic and treacherous politics have brought a bitter harvest of violence and sorrow. Otah Machi, caught between ancient wonders and a modern empire, has survived more than most men endure in two lifetimes. He is the culmination of a complex inheritance, and his own existence is the fulcrum around which the wheels of epic history rotate through achingly poignant cycles of life and death, love and betrayal. Now, when the world seems utterly lost, all depends on Otah, and the lost loves and found family he has desperately hoped to protect from the tragedy that beckons. If they can summon the courage and power to forgive and resist darkness, all their hopes could be salvaged—along with their world. The Long Price Quartet includes: 1. A Shadow in Summer 2. A Betrayal in Winter 3. An Autumn War 4. The Price of Spring

Der Winter Erwacht

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Author: C. L. Wilson
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3732507181
Size: 28.96 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : de
Pages : 381
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Zwei verfeindete Reiche, mächtige Wettermagie und eine schicksalhafte Liebe Die Sommerprinzessin Chamsin kann nicht glauben, was ihr Vater von ihr verlangt: Sie soll Wynter Atrialan heiraten. Den Mann, der ihre geliebte Heimat mit einem grausamen Krieg überzog. Der das Reich durch seine Magie im ewigen Winter erstarren ließ. Und der jetzt als Tribut eine Sommerprinzessin fordert. Niemals! Lieber stirbt sie, als ihn zu heiraten. Sie ahnt nicht, dass ihr Vater sie tatsächlich vor diese Wahl stellen wird ... "Krieg, Verrat und gefährliche Magie stehen der unerwarteten Hoffnung auf Liebe gegenüber ..." Romantic Times

An Autumn War

An Autumn War PDF
Author: Daniel Abraham
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780765351890
Size: 62.43 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 434
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Having struggled to prepare his people for a future without their magic protectors, ruler Otah Machi realizes he has run out of time when his city is targeted by an expansionist empire from across the sea. Reprint.

Wild Cards Der Sieg Der Verlierer

Wild Cards   Der Sieg der Verlierer   PDF
Author: George R.R. Martin
Publisher: Penhaligon Verlag
ISBN: 3641171237
Size: 38.35 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : de
Pages : 576
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Wie weit darf ein Held im Namen der Gerechtigkeit gehen? Eine Atomexplosion erschüttert Texas! Doch es handelt sich nicht um einen Akt des Terrors, sondern um einen schrecklichen Unfall. Ein kleiner Junge namens Drake kann sein mächtiges Wild-Cards-Talent nicht beherrschen und hat die Katastrophe ausgelöst. Die aus Assen und Jokern bestehende Eingreiftruppe der UNO – genannt Das Komitee – will den Jungen unter ihren Schutz stellen. Doch als seine Mitglieder in Texas eintreffen, ist Drake verschwunden ... Gleichzeitig versucht Drummer Boy, die Krise in der arabischen Welt zu beenden. Aber während des Einsatzes kommen ihm Zweifel. Kämpft er für die richtige Seite?

An Autumn War

An Autumn War PDF
Author: Daniel Abraham
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429951876
Size: 63.26 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 368
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Daniel Abraham delighted fantasy readers with his brilliantly original and engaging first novel, and in his second penned a tragedy as darkly personal and violent as Shakespeare's King Lear. Now he has written an epic fantasy of much wider scope and appeal that will thrill his fans and enthrall legions of new readers. Otah Machi, ruler of the city of Machi, has tried for years to prepare his people for a future in which the magical andat, entities that support their commerce and intimidate all foes, can no longer be safely harnessed. But his efforts are too little, too late. The Galts, an expansionist empire from across the sea, have tired of games of political espionage and low-stakes sabotage. Their general, a ruthless veteran, has found a way to do what was thought impossible: neutralize the andat. As the Galtic army advances, the Poets who control the andat wage their own battle to save their loved-ones and their nation. Failure seems inevitable, but success would end the Galtic threat. With wonderful storytelling skill, Abraham has wedded the unique magic, high-stakes betrayal and political intrigue of his previous works with a broad tapestry of action in a spectacular fantasy epic. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Ein Unverg Nglicher Sommer

Ein unverg  nglicher Sommer PDF
Author: Isabel Allende
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518758926
Size: 17.34 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : de
Pages : 347
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Ein Schneesturm in Brooklyn, und den Auffahrunfall tut Richard als belanglose Episode ab. Aber kaum ist der eigenbrötlerische Professor zuhause, steht die Fahrerin des anderen Autos vor der Tür. Evelyn ist völlig aufgelöst: In ihrem Kofferraum liegt eine Leiche. Zur Polizei kann sie nicht, denn das scheue guatemaltekische Kindermädchen ist illegal im Land. Richard wendet sich Hilfe suchend an Lucía, seine draufgängerische chilenische Untermieterin, die ebenfalls an der Uni tätig ist. Lucía drängt zu einer beherzten Aktion: Die Leiche muss verschwinden. Hals über Kopf machen sie sich auf den Weg in die nördlichen Wälder, auf eine Reise, die die drei zutiefst verändern wird. Und am Rande dieses Abenteuers entsteht etwas zwischen Richard und Lucía, von dem sie beide längst nicht mehr zu träumen gewagt hatten. »Nicht die Schwerkraft hält unser Universum im Gleichgewicht, sondern die Liebe.« Isabel Allende erzählt uns eine Geschichte, wie nur sie es kann, beseelt, humorvoll und lebensklug. Eine Geschichte von Flucht, Verlust und spätem Neuanfang. Und davon, wie viel wir Menschen erleiden können, ohne unsere Hoffnung zu verlieren.

Demons Of Betrayal

Demons of Betrayal PDF
Author: J. C. Romero
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1622124871
Size: 28.70 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 420
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Demons of Betrayal takes readers on a gripping, artfully crafted ride through a chapter of ancient history involving both the Vatican and France's Royal Family. One of the greatest threats to French Reformed Protestants, also known as Huguenots, occurred during August 1572. In an attempt to save as many Protestants as possible, Zakar and four of his Berber knights volunteer for a rescue mission that takes them to Paris and the unleashing of a hell that would later become known as the Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre. But Zakar had a secret weapon! He was also accompanied by members of a peaceful group of aliens called the Serpent Clan, who have lived on Earth for eight centuries. For the French Protestants, their only hope lies with Zakar and his comrades-in-arms. Zakar's attempt to save the innocent people from assassins hired by Catherine de Medici, King Charles of France and Pope Gregory the Thirteenth, proves to be rife with emotion, danger, adventure, and political intrigue. J.C. Romero is a semi-retired archaeologist who now spends most of her time writing. Raised in Ohio, the author currently lives in Mexico.She attributes most of her writing motivation to the years she lived in Egypt. Publisher's website: http: //sbpra.com/JCRomer

The Betrayal

The Betrayal PDF
Author: Helen Dunmore
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141946032
Size: 40.97 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 336
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**FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017** Leningrad, 1952. Andrei, a young hospital doctor and Anna, a nursery school teacher, are forging a life together in the post-war, post-siege wreckage. But their happiness is precarious, like that of millions of Russians who must avoid the claws of Stalin's merciless Ministry for State security. So when Andrei is asked to treat the seriously ill child of a senior secret police officer, he and Anna are fearful. Trapped in an impossible, maybe unwinnable game, can they avoid the whispers and watchful eyes of those who will say or do anything to save themselves? The Betrayal is a powerful and touching novel of ordinary people in the grip of a terrible and sinister regime, and a moving portrait of a love that will not be extinguished. 'Beautifully crafted, gripping, moving, enlightening. Sure to be one of the best historical novels of the year' Time Out 'Scrupulous, pitch-perfect. With heart-pounding force, Dunmore builds up a double narrative of suspense' Sunday Times 'Magnificent, brave, tender . . . with a unique gift for immersing the reader in the taste, smell and fear of a story' Independent on Sunday Novelist and poet Helen Dunmore has achieved great critical acclaim since publishing her first adult novel, the McKitterick Prize winning, Zennor in Darkness. Her novels, Counting the Stars, Your Blue-Eyed Boy, With Your Crooked Heart, Burning Bright, House of Orphans, Mourning Ruby, A Spell of Winter, and Talking to the Dead, and her collection of short stories Love of Fat Men are all published by Penguin. Helen also writes for children, her titles include The Deep and Ingo.

Im Turm

Im Turm PDF
Author: Josiah Bancroft
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641226368
Size: 51.59 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : de
Pages : 448
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Der Turm von Babel ist das gewaltigste Bauwerk des Seidenen Zeitalters: er ragt so hoch in die Wolken hinein, dass niemand weiß, wo er endet; in seinem Inneren gibt es ganze Königreiche und unzählige Labyrinthe voller geheimnisvoller Kreaturen und tödlicher Gefahren. Eigentlich wollte der furchtsame Thomas Senlin nur einen kurzen Blick auf dieses Weltwunder werfen und dann weiterreisen. »Falls wir uns in der Menschenmenge verlieren, treffen wir uns auf der Spitze des Turmes wieder«, sagt seine frisch angetraute Frau Marya noch kokett zu ihm, kurz darauf ist sie tatsächlich spurlos verschwunden. Senlin bleibt keine Wahl: Er muss rein in den Turm und rauf auf die Spitze, wenn er seine Frau wiederfinden will. Das Abenteuer beginnt ...

Herzfinsternis

Herzfinsternis PDF
Author: Shari Low
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 9783404163717
Size: 70.57 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category :
Languages : de
Pages : 318
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Suze hat den Verdacht, dass ihr Mann Karl sie betrügt. Also beauftragt sie die Agentur ""Honigfalle"" damit seine Treue zu testen. Schon kurze Zeit später treffen die ersten Ergebnissen ein, und Suze fällt aus allen Wolken: Der Typ auf dem Foto ist zwar nicht ihr Mann, aber dessen Bruder Joe - und dieser Mistkerl ist mit Suzes bester Freundin Melissa verheiratet! Suze weiß, dass sie Melissa eigentlich die Wahrheit sagen muss. Oder sollte sie sich lieber aus der Angelegenheiten heraushalten? Und wird Karl Suze je vergeben können, weil sie an ihm gezweifelt hat? Aber vielleicht ist alles auch.

Winter Solstice Winter

Winter Solstice Winter PDF
Author: E. J. Squires
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475995342
Size: 26.28 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 464
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Seventeen-year-old Ailia has vowed to find out if her recurring mare dreams, of what she thinks are glimpses into her previous life, are real. In her dreams, she is married to her soul mate, and an evil Empress named Eiess pursues and kills her. Lucia, the heir of the Northlandic Kingdom, will be crowned Sun Queen - the Queen responsible for shifting the seasons each solstice. The eve before Lucia's eighteenth birthday and coronation, Eiess storms the castle, taking Lucia and her Father prisoner. Eiess immediately instigates the prophesied three-year winter before the end of Midgard when she usurps the throne. One day, and unbeknownst to her - nearly two years later - Ailia wakes up in a glacier cave cold, beaten, and far away from home. She doesn't remember how she ended up there or even that she was abducted by the ruthless Vikings. When a healer named Soren rescues her, Ailia can't help but think that she knows him from somewhere, and that they were fated to meet - and destined to fall in love. And when Ailia, Lucia and Soren discover a shocking secret that intertwines their destinies, one of them betrays the other two - a betrayal that ultimately puts their lives, and the lives of humanity, in which they had sworn to protect, in grave danger.

Echoes Of Betrayal

Echoes of Betrayal PDF
Author: Elizabeth Moon
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 0345524810
Size: 71.24 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 464
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“This is an excellent series, and Echoes of Betrayal is particularly well done. [Elizabeth Moon] is a consistently entertaining writer, and this book lives up to her standards.”—San Jose Mercury News All is not well in the Eight Kingdoms. In Lyonya, King Kieri is about to celebrate marriage to his beloved, the half-elf Arian. But uncanny whispers from the spirits of his ancestors continue to warn of treachery and murder, and a finger of suspicion points in a shocking direction. Meanwhile, in Tsaia, the young king Mikeli grapples with unrest among his own nobility after granting the title and estates of a traitorous magelord to a Verrakaien—who not only possesses the forbidden magic but is a woman. The controversial decision and its consequences put the king’s claim to the throne in peril. But even greater danger looms. A dragon’s wild offspring are sowing death and destruction, upsetting the ancient balance of power. A collision seems inevitable. Yet when it comes, it will be utterly unexpected—and all the more devastating for it. “Fans of epic fantasy . . . should enjoy this series.”—Library Journal “Rousing action and intriguing plot twists.”—Kirkus Reviews Includes a preview of the next book in the Paladin’s Legacy series, Limits of Power.

On Betrayal

On Betrayal PDF
Author: Avishai Margalit
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 067497395X
Size: 74.32 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 310
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Betrayal seems to have lost its grip on the public consciousness in liberal societies, yet it is all around us, dissolving the thick glue of trust that holds friends, families, and communities together. By focusing on the ethics of betrayal, Avishai Margalit offers a philosophical account of what we owe those who give us our sense of belonging.