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The King s Scarlet

The King s Scarlet Author John Danielski
ISBN-10 1942756720
Release 2016-05-06
Pages 324
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Chivalry comes naturally to Royal Marine captain Thomas Pennywhistle, but in the savage Peninsular War, it's a luxury he can ill afford. Trapped behind enemy lines with vital dispatches for Lord Wellington, Pennywhistle violates orders when he saves a beautiful stranger, setting off a sequence of events that jeopardize his mission. The French launch a massive manhunt to capture him. His Spanish allies prove less than reliable. The woman he rescued has an agenda of her own that might help him along, if it doesn't get them all killed. A time will come when, outmaneuvered, captured, and stripped of everything, he must stand alone before his enemies. But Pennywhistle is a hard man to kill and too bloody obstinate to concede defeat.

Active s Measure

Active s Measure Author John McClellan Danielski
ISBN-10 1611793459
Release 2015-11-23
Pages 474
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1810: The Royal Navy of Great Britain is all that stands between Napoleon and absolute domination of Europe. Royal Marine Captain Thomas Pennywhistle is assigned to HMS Active, part of a small squadron of frigates in the Adriatic Sea. It's considered a sideshow theatre of the war, but on those waters, one of the greatest naval battles of the age will be fought. As a Marine, Pennywhistle fights on land and sea. He leads his handful of men first against a battalion of Napoleon's Army and finally against the French fleet in all its terrible grandeur, always leading from the front, fighting not only with weapons but by using his wit - cool and analytical where others are blinded by passion. Pennywhistle's own passions will be aroused by the beautiful and fiercely independent Carlotta, and he will be tested by conflicts that make him question his deepest principles. HMS Active will take Pennywhistle's measure. Will he measure up? "This is not just a rousing, edge-of-your seat nautical tale; it is also a powerfully passionate and winningly romantic love story. It is a pleasure to see a heroine who is well rounded, not a mere cipher who exists simply to be put in jeopardy and then rescued. The chemistry between hero and heroine is wonderful to behold." -Sandi Lindstrom

The Red Knight

The Red Knight Author Miles Cameron
ISBN-10 9780316212298
Release 2013-01-22
Pages 300
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Twenty eight florins a month is a huge price to pay, for a man to stand between you and the Wild. Twenty eight florins a month is nowhere near enough when a wyvern's jaws snap shut on your helmet in the hot stink of battle, and the beast starts to rip the head from your shoulders. But if standing and fighting is hard, leading a company of men - or worse, a company of mercenaries - against the smart, deadly creatures of the Wild is even harder. It takes all the advantages of birth, training, and the luck of the devil to do it. The Red Knight has all three, he has youth on his side, and he's determined to turn a profit. So when he hires his company out to protect an Abbess and her nunnery, it's just another job. The abby is rich, the nuns are pretty and the monster preying on them is nothing he can't deal with. Only it's not just a job. It's going to be a war. . .

Heart of Darkness and the Secret Sharer

Heart of Darkness and the Secret Sharer Author Joseph Conrad
ISBN-10 9781440637230
Release 2008-08-05
Pages 192
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In this pair of literary voyages into the inner self, Joseph Conrad has written two of the most chilling, disturbing, and noteworthy pieces of fiction of the twentieth century. Heart of Darkness is a devastating commentary on the corruptibility of humanity. Based on Conrad’s own 1890 trip up the Congo River, the story is told by Marlow, the novelist’s alter ego. It is a journey into darkness and horror—both literally, as the narrator descends into a sinister jungle landscape, and metaphorically, as he encounters the morally depraved Mr. Kurtz. The Secret Sharer is the tale of a young sea captain’s first command as he sails into the Gulf of Siam—and into an encounter with his mysterious “double,” the shadow self of the unconscious mind. Joseph Conrad boldly experimented with the novella and novel forms, filled his writing with the exotic places he himself had traveled, and concerned himself with honor, guilt, moral alienation, and sin. Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer encapsulate his literary achievements—and his haunting portrayal of the dark side of man. With an Introduction by Joyce Carol Oates and an Afterword by Vince Passaro From the Paperback edition.

Shadows in Scarlet

Shadows in Scarlet Author Lillian Stewart Carl
ISBN-10 9780809556618
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 308
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Amanda Witham's new job at an eighteenth-century manor in Colonial Williamsburg is a career move in the history business, nothing personal. Then archaeologists find a skeleton buried behind the house. That night James Grant's ghost introduces himself to her. And a handsome and charming ghost he is, in the tartan kilt and scarlet coat of King George's Highland Regiment. Suddenly Amanda finds history to be very personal indeed. She promises James she'll reveal the truth about his death-just as soon as she figures out what the truth is. But by the time she arrives at James's ancestral castle in Scotland, his past has caught up with her present, and Amanda's future is held at sword's point. There's more than one glint of scarlet in the shadows of the past-and in the shadows of the heart as well.

The Creole Princess

The Creole Princess Author Beth White
ISBN-10 0800721985
Release 2015-04-07
Pages 352
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All along the eastern seaboard, the American struggle for independence rages. In the British-held southern port of Mobile, Alabama, the conflict brewing is quieter--though no less deadly. The lovely Frenchwoman Lyse Lanier is best friends with the daughter of the British commander. Rafael Gonzalez is a charming young Spanish merchant with a secret mission and a shipment of gold to support General Washington. As their paths cross and their destinies become increasingly tangled, Lyse and Rafael must decide where their true loyalties lie--and somehow keep Lyse's family from being executed as traitors to the British Crown. With spectacular detail that brings the Colonial South alive, Beth White invites readers into a world of intrigue and espionage from a little-known side of the American Revolutionary War. Her richly textured settings and characters delight while fast pacing and closely held secrets will keep readers turning the pages.

The King s Marauder

The King s Marauder Author Dewey Lambdin
ISBN-10 9781250030047
Release 2014-02-04
Pages 368
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The year 1807 starts out badly for Captain Alan Lewrie, Royal Navy. In The King's Marauder, his frigate HMS Reliant has a new captain, he's living at his father's estate at Anglesgreen, among spiteful neighbors and family, and he's recovering from a wound suffered in the South Atlantic. At last, there's a bright spot. When fit, Admiralty awards him a new commission; not a frigate but a clumsy, slow two-decker Fourth Rate 50. Are his frigate days over for good? Lewrie's ordered to Gibraltar, but Foreign Office Secret Branch's spies and manipulators have use for him, again! HMS Sapphire is the wrong ship for the task, raising chaos and mayhem along the Spanish coasts, and servicing agents and informers. And, what he's ordered to do needs soldiers, landing craft, and a transport ship, all of which he doesn't have, and must find a way to finagle it all. He could beg off and say that it's asking too much, but . . . Alan Lewrie is not a man to admit failure and defeat, and his quest might prove the most daunting of his long naval career. For fans of historical fiction, Dewey Lambdin's Alan Lewrie series ranks alongside such greats as Patrick O'Brian and C.S. Forester for its terrific period detail and irresistible hero.

Kenneth McAlpine A Tale of Mountain Moorland and Sea

Kenneth McAlpine  A Tale of Mountain  Moorland and Sea Author Gordon Stables
ISBN-10 9781465515063
Release 1885
Pages 259
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Kenneth McAlpine A Tale of Mountain Moorland and Sea has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Kenneth McAlpine A Tale of Mountain Moorland and Sea also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Kenneth McAlpine A Tale of Mountain Moorland and Sea book for free.


Omoo Author Herman Melville
ISBN-10 WISC:89005064340
Release 1852
Pages 389
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Omoo has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Omoo also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Omoo book for free.

The Queen s Scarlet

The Queen s Scarlet Author George Manville Fenn
ISBN-10 1518639089
Release 2015-10-29
Pages 110
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Two rooks flew over the Cathedral Close, and as they neared the old square Norman tower they cawed in a sneering way. That was enough. Out like magic came the jackdaws from hole and corner-snapping, snarling, and barking birdily-to join in a hue and cry as they formed a pack to drive away the bucolic intruders who dared to invade the precincts sacred to daws from the beginning of architectural time; and this task over, they returned to sit on corbel, leaden spout, crevice, and ledge, to erect the feathers of their powdered heads and make remarks to one another, till the chimes rang out and the big bell boomed the hour.

A Book of Burlesques

A Book of Burlesques Author Henry Louis Mencken
ISBN-10 UCAL:B3550343
Release 1920
Pages 233
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A Book of Burlesques has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A Book of Burlesques also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A Book of Burlesques book for free.

Clouds of Witness

Clouds of Witness Author Dorothy L. Sayers
ISBN-10 9780061043536
Release 1995-05-10
Pages 288
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When his future brother-in-law is murdered during a country retreat, Lord Peter Wimsey is shocked when his brother is accused and seeks the truth in a letter from Egypt, a suitcase-bearing fiance+a7e, and a second murder attempt. Reissue.

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair Author
ISBN-10 NYPL:33433096096320
Release 1883
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Vanity Fair has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Vanity Fair also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Vanity Fair book for free.

Blue Water Scarlet Tide

Blue Water Scarlet Tide Author John M Danielski
ISBN-10 1942756968
Release 2017-01-24
Pages 452
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It's the summer of 1814, and Captain Thomas Pennywhistle of the Royal Marines is fighting in a New World war that should never have started, a war where the old rules of engagement do not apply. Here, runaway slaves are your best source of intelligence, treachery is commonplace, and rough justice is the best one can hope to meet--or mete out. The Americans are fiercely determined to defend their new nation and the Great Experiment of the Republic; British Admiral George Cockburn is resolved to exact revenge for the burning of York, and so the war drags on. Thanks to Pennywhistle's ingenuity, observant mind, and military discipline, a British strike force penetrates the critically strategic region of the Chesapeake Bay. But this fight isn't just being waged by soldiers, and the collateral damage to innocents tears at Pennywhistle's heart. As his past catches up with him, Pennywhistle must decide what is worth fighting for, and what is worth refusing to kill for--especially when he meets his opposite number on the wrong side of a pistol.

Penelope s Irish Experiences

Penelope   s Irish Experiences Author Kate Douglas Wiggin
ISBN-10 9783732657551
Release 2018-04-05
Pages 212
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Reproduction of the original: Penelope ́s Irish Experiences by Kate Douglas Wiggin

The Story of the Amulet

The Story of the Amulet Author Edith Nesbit
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105210604398
Release 1906
Pages 374
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Continues the story, begun in the book, The Five Children and It, which is about children who find a strange creature who can grant their wishes.

Death on the Installment Plan

Death on the Installment Plan Author Louis-Ferdinand Céline
ISBN-10 9780811223607
Release 1971-01-17
Pages 592
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Death on the Installment Plan is a companion volume to Louis-Ferinand Céline's earlier novel Journey to the End of Night. Published in rapid succession in the middle 1930s, these two books shocked European literatue and world consciousness. Nominally fiction but more rightly called "creative confessions," they told of the author's childhood in excoriating Paris slums, of serves in the mud wastes of World War I and African jungles. Mixing unmitigated despair with Gargantuan comedy, they also created a new style, in which invective and obscenity were laced with phrases of unforgettable poetry. Céline's influence revolutionized the contemporary approach to fiction. Under a cloud for a period, his work is now acknowledged as the forerunner of today's "black humor."