Download E-books Orlando Furioso, Volume 1 PDF

By Ludovico Ariosto

Translated by way of Barbara Reynolds

One of the best epic poems of the Italian Renaissance, Orlando Furioso is an complex story of affection and appeal set on the time of the Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne's clash with the Moors. whilst count number Orlando returns to France from Cathay with the captive Angelica as his prize, her good looks quickly evokes his cousin Rinaldo to problem him to a duel - yet in the course of their conflict, Angelica escapes from either knights on horseback and starts off a determined quest for freedom. This striking kaleidoscope of incredible adventures, sorcery and romance has encouraged generations of writers - together with Spenser and Shakespeare - with its depiction of a fantastical global of magic earrings, flying horses, sinister wizardry and barbaric splendour.

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Download E-books Birds of Prey (Courtney Family Adventures) PDF

By Wilbur Smith

It is 1667 and the Dutch and the English are at warfare. Sir Francis Courtney and his son Henry 'Hal' Courtney, of their scuffling with caravel woman Edwina, are on patrol off the Agulhas Cape of Southern Africa: mendacity in stay up for one of many galleons of the Dutch East India corporation strolling back from the Orient weighted down with treasure to fall into their net.

It is the start of the search that would sweep them from the recent cost of excellent wish on the southern tip of Africa to the good Horn of Ethiopia a long way to the north. The bloody trap of the Dutch merchantman, and 3 worthwhile hostages, launches Hal right into a perilous event which basically the bravest will survive...

Along the way in which Hal will stumble upon many enemies. a deadly mutineer, sworn to extract to revenge. A fellow Knight Templar, now his father's betrayer. And the main harmful adversary at the African continent, the Dutch swordsman Schreuder.

His spirit can be confirmed by way of love. For the wealthy and pampered Dutch heiress, Katinka. For the attractive slave lady, Sukeena. And for a girl whose unstinting braveness will outshine them all...

From the dungeons of excellent wish to the uncharted wasteland of the darkish Continent after which to the deadly narrows of the pink Sea, Hal's religion will lead him to his future. To the safeguard of the ultimate Christian stronghold in Africa. the dominion of Prester John, old parent of the necessary Holy Grail...

Birds of Prey is a Courtney relations experience from bestselling writer Wilbur Smith.

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Download E-books Peter and the Sword of Mercy (Peter and the Starcatchers) PDF

By Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson

The yr is 1901--it's been twenty-three years considering that Peter and the misplaced Boys lower back from Rundoon. considering the fact that then, no one at the island has grown an afternoon older, and the misplaced Boys proceed their friendship with the Mollusk tribe, and their contention with Captain Hook. in the meantime in London, Molly has married George Darling and is elevating 3 youngsters: Wendy, Michael, and John. One evening a customer appears to be like at her door; it really is James, one in all Peter's unique misplaced Boys. he's now operating for Scotland backyard and suspects that the inheritor to England's throne, Prince Albert Edward, is less than the effect of shadow creatures. those shadow creatures are made up our minds to discover a mystery cache of startstuff which fell to London many centuries in the past. The starstuff is hidden in an underground vault which has just one key: the Sword of Mercy, a mythical weapon stored with the Crown Jewels. Molly is decided to aid, but if she without notice is going lacking, it truly is as much as her eleven-year-old daughter, Wendy, to maintain the starstuff out of the Others' clutches. She has heard her mother's tales of a flying boy named Peter Pan, and he can be her basically wish in saving the area from a shadowy doom...

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Download E-books The Last Mandarin (Far East Trilogy, Book 2) PDF

By Stephen Becker

An American soldier of fortune pursues a eastern struggle felony in the course of the streets and alleyways of war-torn Peking during this edge-of-your-seat thrill trip from the writer of The chinese language Bandit

Peking, 1948. in the course of a brutal wintry weather, the Communists tighten their stranglehold at the old capital, getting ready to strike. Peasants starve, scholars rebel, police crack down, and a whole urban shivers at the fringe of revolt.

A decade in the past, Maj. Jack Burnham used to be an American civilian dwelling in China whilst the japanese invaded. Now, he has back on a challenge to catch a infamous battle felony ahead of Peking falls to the pink military. Kanamori Shoichi raped, murdered, and pillaged his means via China in the course of international struggle II—he additionally broke Burnham's nostril. If stuck, Kanamori might be introduced sooner than a tribunal and made to pay for his crimes, huge and small. yet discovering one guy in a devastated urban of thousands is not any easy task.

Luckily, Burnham has assistance from a stunning chinese language general practitioner wanting to aid her humans locate justice, in addition to his personal professional wisdom of the language and tradition. but if he eventually locates Kanamori, the showdown Burnham has hunted for goodbye might be a long way stranger and extra harmful than he ever imagined.

The final Mandarin is the 2d booklet within the a long way East Trilogy, yet you could get pleasure from studying the sequence in any order.

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By Patricia C. Wrede

They're seven gamers in a video game of lethal magic? Eltiron, Prince of Sevarin; Crystalorn, Princess of Barinash; Ranlyn, the wasteland rider; Jermain, the outlaw; Vandaris, the soldier; Carachel, the Wizard-King; and Amberglas, the sorceress. each one of them has a mystery, and every fights his or her half within the exciting conflict that has positioned seven kingdoms at the very fringe of destruction. packed with wit, swordplay, humor, and intrigue, this early novel is considered one of Patricia C. Wrede?s top.

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Download E-books Raising the Dead: A True Story of Death and Survival PDF

By Phillip Finch

A real tale of dying and survival within the world's most deadly game, cave diving. buddies plunge 900 toes deep into the water of the Komali Springs in South Africa, to elevate the physique of a diver who had perished there a decade ahead of. just one returns. Unquenchable heroism and complicated human relationships amid the perils of utmost recreation. On New Year's Day, 2005, David Shaw travelled midway world wide on a trip that took him to a steep crater within the Kalahari wasteland of South Africa, a website identified in the community as Boesmansgat: Bushman's gap. His vacation spot used to be approximately 900 toes under the outside. On eight January, he stepped into the water. He wore and carried on him the most complex diving gear ever built. fastened to a helmet on his head was once a video digicam. David Shaw was once approximately to aim what had by no means been performed ahead of, and he sought after the area to determine. He descended. approximately fifteen ft lower than the outside used to be a fissure within the dolomite backside of the basin, slightly vast adequate to confess him and his gear and the aluminum tanks slung below his shoulders. He slipped throughout the establishing, and disappeared from sight, forsaking the area of sunshine and lifestyles. Then, a moment diver descended throughout the related crack within the stone. This used to be Don Shirley, Shaw's buddy and widespread dive accomplice, one of many few humans on the earth certified to keep on with the place Shaw was once approximately to move. in the neighborhood of maximum diving, Don Shirley was once a grasp between masters. Twenty-five mins later, one of many males was once lifeless. the opposite was once in mortal peril, and could spend the following 10 hours suffering to outlive, latest actually from breath to breath. What occurred that day at Bushman's gap is the stuff of nightmarish drama, juxtaposing vintage parts of suspense with an severe surroundings past so much people's comprehension. yet it is also a compelling human tale of friendship, heroism, loyal ambition and of coming to phrases with loss and tragedy.

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Download E-books Dustland Requiem (A Bard's Folktale) (Volume 2) PDF

Sigurd Martinez is a straightforward boy with a unmarried objective: caring for his kin. yet within the warmth of the desolate tract sunlight, the violence and corruption of gangland Mexico make it more durable and tougher to inform what’s worthy scuffling with for, and what sort of is worthy sacrificing to get it. again within the convenience of the suburbs, air of secrecy Roberts is readjusting to her existence after a coarse summer time jam-packed with mayhem and insanity. With assistance from a spoony bard and an previous good friend, she’s made up our minds to mend the mess she’s created. even though those idealistic youths have by no means met, they’re approximately to discover they've got even more in universal than simply a foul poet.

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Download E-books Spirit's End (Eli Monpress Book 5) PDF

By Rachel Aaron

Eli Monpress is smart, he is decided, and he is in far more than his head.

First rule of thievery: do not be a hero. while Eli broke the principles and kept the Council Kingdoms, he inspiration he knew the cost, yet resuming his position because the Shepherdess's favourite is not so simple as bowing his head. Now that she has her darling again, Benehime is environment in movement a plan which may ruin every little thing she used to be created to guard, or even Eli's attraction is probably not adequate to prevent her. yet Eli Monpress continually has a plan, and with catastrophe quickly coming near near, he is pulling in each desire he can consider to make it paintings, together with the grudging aid of the Spirit Court's new Rector, Miranda Lyonette.

But with the realm in panic, the demon stirring, and the Lord of Storms again at the hunt, it will take greater than success and beauty to drag Eli via this time. he'll need to holiday a couple of extra principles and paintings with a few previous enemies if he will live on.

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