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Historical adventure

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Buzzard's Bluff

Buzzard's Bluff

Author: William W. Johnstone, J. A. Johnstone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2020

Fortress of Fury

Fortress of Fury

Author: Matthew Harffy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2020

Beobrand is besieged in the action-packed instalment in the Bernicia Chronicles set in AD 647 Anglo-Saxon Britain. War hangs heavy in the hot summer air as Penda of Mercia and his allies march into the north. Caught unawares, the Bernician forces are besieged within the great fortress of Bebbanburg. It falls to Beobrand to mount the defence of the stronghold, but even while the battle rages, old and powerful enemies have mobilised against him, seeking vengeance for past events. As the Mercian forces tighten their grip and unknown killers close in, Beobrand finds himself in a struggle with conflicting oaths and the dreadful pull of a forbidden love that threatens to destroy everything he holds dear. With the future of Northumbria in jeopardy, will Beobrand be able to withstand the powers that beset him and find a path to victory against all the odds? Praise for Matthew Harffy: 'Historical fiction doesn't get much better than this' ANGUS DONALD. 'Matthew Harffy's tale of England in the Dark Ages is nothing less than superb' HISTORICAL NOVEL SOCIETY. 'Murder, betrayal and vengeance fuel tribal warfare and personal combat. Beobrand is the warrior to follow' DAVID GILMAN.

Alexander's Legacy: To The Strongest

Alexander's Legacy: To The Strongest

Author: Robert (Author) Fabbri Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2020

'An excellent new series by the consistently brilliant Robert Fabbri' Sunday Sport _____________________________ Let the battles begin... 'I foresee great struggles at my funeral games.' Babylon, 323 BC: Alexander the Great is dead, leaving behind him the largest, and most fearsome, empire the world has ever seen. As his final breaths fade in a room of seven bodyguards, Alexander refuses to name a successor. But without a natural heir, who will take the reins? As the news of the king's sudden and unexpected death ripples across the land, leaving all in disbelief, the ruthless battle for the throne begins. What follows is a devious, tangled web of scheming and plotting, with alliances quickly made and easily broken, each rival with their own agenda. But who will emerge victorious: the half-chosen; the one-eyed; the wildcat; the general; the bastard; the regent? In the end, only one man, or indeed woman, will be left standing...

Fortress of Fury

Fortress of Fury

Author: Matthew Harffy Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/07/2020

Beobrand is besieged in the action-packed instalment in the Bernicia Chronicles set in AD 647 Anglo-Saxon Britain. War hangs heavy in the hot summer air as Penda of Mercia and his allies march into the north. Caught unawares, the Bernician forces are besieged within the great fortress of Bebbanburg. It falls to Beobrand to mount the defence of the stronghold, but even while the battle rages, old and powerful enemies have mobilised against him, seeking vengeance for past events. As the Mercian forces tighten their grip and unknown killers close in, Beobrand finds himself in a struggle with conflicting oaths and the dreadful pull of a forbidden love that threatens to destroy everything he holds dear. With the future of Northumbria in jeopardy, will Beobrand be able to withstand the powers that beset him and find a path to victory against all the odds? Praise for Matthew Harffy: 'Historical fiction doesn't get much better than this' ANGUS DONALD. 'Matthew Harffy's tale of England in the Dark Ages is nothing less than superb' HISTORICAL NOVEL SOCIETY. 'Murder, betrayal and vengeance fuel tribal warfare and personal combat. Beobrand is the warrior to follow' DAVID GILMAN.

Good Day for a Massacre

Good Day for a Massacre

Author: W. Johnstone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2020

Murder at Marble House

Murder at Marble House

Author: Alyssa Maxwell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2020

Firestick

Firestick

Author: W. Johnstone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2020

Duke, the Lady, and a Baby

Duke, the Lady, and a Baby

Author: Vanessa Riley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2020

Between Four Rivers

Between Four Rivers

Author: Wang Yu Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2020

Lionheart

Lionheart

Author: Ben Kane Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/05/2020

INTRODUCING LIONHEART - THE NEW NOVEL FROM SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER BEN KANE 1179. Henry II's armies have swept through England, Wales - and now Ireland. Irish nobleman Ferdia has been imprisoned in Wales to ensure the good behaviour of his rebellious father. But during a skirmish to relieve a castle under attack, Ferdia saves the life of the man who would become one of the most legendary warriors in history: Richard Coeur de Lion. The Lionheart. Taken as Richard's squire, Ferdia crosses the Narrow Sea to defeat the rebellious nobles in Aquitaine, besieging castles and fighting bloody battles with brutal frequency. But treachery and betrayal lurk around every corner. Infuriated by his younger brother Richard's growing reputation, the king's heir Henry rebels. And Ferdia learns that the biggest threat to Richard's life may not be a foreign army - but Richard's own family . . .

All Our Broken Idols

All Our Broken Idols

Author: Paul M. M Cooper Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/05/2020

To the god of old things To the gods of the riverbank To the god of hunters Assyria, in the reign of Ashurbanipal. For Aurya and her daydreaming brother Sharo, every day is a struggle for survival, as they dodge the beatings of their drunken father and scrabble for scraps of food. One violent evening, everything changes. Soon, they are on the barge of King Ashurbanipal, bound for the beautiful, near-mythical city of Nineveh. Their fates become inextricably bound to that of the king - and the injured lion captured by his men. Twenty-six centuries later, British-Iraqi archaeologist Katya joins a dig in Mosul to protect the ancient ruins of Nineveh from organised looters, following in the footsteps of her dead father. When she and Salim, a fellow archaeologist, discover an astonishingly beautiful and rare carving, they know their find will bring the world's attention to Mosul. But the real world crashes in to their studious idyll to catastrophic, devastating effect when ISIL storm Mosul - and take Katya, Salim and local girl Lola hostage. All Our Broken Idols is hauntingly evocative, a novel in which past and present lives intertwine and stories travel across the ages. It is a story about the importance of art and the threat it poses to those in power. And it is about bravery; standing up for what you believe in, and who you love.

All Our Broken Idols

All Our Broken Idols

Author: Paul M. M Cooper Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2020

To the god of old things To the gods of the riverbank To the god of hunters Assyria, in the reign of Ashurbanipal. For Aurya and her daydreaming brother Sharo, every day is a struggle for survival, as they dodge the beatings of their drunken father and scrabble for scraps of food. One violent evening, everything changes. Soon, they are on the barge of King Ashurbanipal, bound for the beautiful, near-mythical city of Nineveh. Their fates become inextricably bound to that of the king - and the injured lion captured by his men. Twenty-six centuries later, British-Iraqi archaeologist Katya joins a dig in Mosul to protect the ancient ruins of Nineveh from organised looters, following in the footsteps of her dead father. When she and Salim, a fellow archaeologist, discover an astonishingly beautiful and rare carving, they know their find will bring the world's attention to Mosul. But the real world crashes in to their studious idyll to catastrophic, devastating effect when ISIL storm Mosul - and take Katya, Salim and local girl Lola hostage. All Our Broken Idols is hauntingly evocative, a novel in which past and present lives intertwine and stories travel across the ages. It is a story about the importance of art and the threat it poses to those in power. And it is about bravery; standing up for what you believe in, and who you love.