Prince s Gambit

Author: C. S. Pacat
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780425274279
Release Date: 2015-07-07
Genre: Fiction

The second in the critically acclaimed trilogy from C. S. Pacat - with a new chapter exclusive to the print edition. With their countries on the brink of war, Damen and his new master, Prince Laurent, must leave the palace for the sweeping might of the battlefield as they travel to the border to avert a lethal plot. Forced to hide his identity, Damen finds himself increasingly drawn to the dangerous, charismatic Laurent. But as the trust between the two men deepens, the truth of secrets from both their pasts is poised to deal them the crowning death blow.

Captive Prince

Author: C. S. Pacat
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698155084
Release Date: 2014-01-28
Genre: Fiction

Damen is a warrior hero to his people, and the rightful heir to the throne of Akielos, but when his half brother seizes power, Damen is captured, stripped of his identity, and sent to serve the prince of an enemy nation as a pleasure slave. Beautiful, manipulative and deadly, his new master Prince Laurent epitomizes the worst of the court at Vere. But in the lethal political web of the Veretian court, nothing is as it seems, and when Damen finds himself caught up in a play for the throne, he must work together with Laurent to survive and save his country. For Damen, there is just one rule: never, ever reveal his true identity. Because the one man Damen needs is the one man who has more reason to hate him than anyone else . . .

Kings Rising

Author: C. S. Pacat
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698154322
Release Date: 2016-02-02
Genre: Fiction

The worldwide phenomenon continues—from the boldly original author of Captive Prince and Prince’s Gambit. Damianos of Akielos has returned. His identity now revealed, Damen must face his master Prince Laurent as Damianos of Akielos, the man Laurent has sworn to kill. On the brink of a momentous battle, the future of both their countries hangs in the balance. In the south, Kastor's forces are massing. In the north, the Regent's armies are mobilising for war. Damen's only hope of reclaiming his throne is to fight together with Laurent against their usurpers. Forced into an uneasy alliance the two princes journey deep into Akielos, where they face their most dangerous opposition yet. But even if the fragile trust they have built survives the revelation of Damen's identity—can it stand against the Regents final, deadly play for the throne? From the Trade Paperback edition.

Wolf Hall

Author: Hilary Mantel
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1429943289
Release Date: 2009-10-13
Genre: Fiction

In the ruthless arena of King Henry VIII's court, only one man dares to gamble his life to win the king's favor and ascend to the heights of political power England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years, and marry Anne Boleyn. The pope and most of Europe opposes him. The quest for the king's freedom destroys his adviser, the brilliant Cardinal Wolsey, and leaves a power vacuum. Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell. Cromwell is a wholly original man, a charmer and a bully, both idealist and opportunist, astute in reading people and a demon of energy: he is also a consummate politician, hardened by his personal losses, implacable in his ambition. But Henry is volatile: one day tender, one day murderous. Cromwell helps him break the opposition, but what will be the price of his triumph? In inimitable style, Hilary Mantel presents a picture of a half-made society on the cusp of change, where individuals fight or embrace their fate with passion and courage. With a vast array of characters, overflowing with incident, the novel re-creates an era when the personal and political are separated by a hairbreadth, where success brings unlimited power but a single failure means death.

Lord of the White Hell

Author: Ginn Hale
Publisher:
ISBN: 0978986164
Release Date: 2010-08
Genre: Fiction

Kiram Kir-Zaki may be considered a mechanist prodigy among his own people, but when he becomes the first Haldiim ever admitted to the prestigious Sagrada Academy, he is thrown into a world where power, superstition and swordplay outweigh even the most scholarly of achievements.But when the intimidation from his Cadeleonian classmates turns bloody, Kiram unexpectedly finds himself befriended by Javier Tornesal, the leader of a group of cardsharps, duelists and lotharios who call themselves Hellions. However Javier is a dangerous friend to have. Wielder of the White Hell and sole heir of a dukedom, he is surrounded by rumors of forbidden seductions, murder and damnation. His enemies are many and any one of his secrets could not only end his life but Kiram's as well.

Black Snow

Author: EAB
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN: 9781634777209
Release Date: 2016-11-07
Genre: Fiction

Prince Brier Snow’s sabbatical to train under Roland, a huntsman and outcast, leads to the conception of an unexpected heir—and a scandal Brier’s enemies will use to their advantage.

The Foxhole Court

Author: Nora Sakavic
Publisher:
ISBN: 1516801512
Release Date: 2016-03-31
Genre: Detective and mystery stories

Neil Josten is the newest addition to the Palmetto State University Exy team. He's short, he's fast, he's got a ton of potential - and he's the runaway son of the murderous crime lord known as The Butcher.Signing a contract with the PSU Foxes is the last thing a guy like Neil should do. The team is high profile and he doesn't need sports crews broadcasting pictures of his face around the nation. His lies will hold up only so long under this kind of scrutiny and the truth will get him killed.But Neil's not the only one with secrets on the team. One of Neil's new teammates is a friend from his old life, and Neil can't walk away from him a second time. Neil has survived the last eight years by running. Maybe he's finally found someone and something worth fighting for.

Star Wars Coruscant Nights III Patterns of Force

Author: Michael Reaves
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781448164516
Release Date: 2012-10-31
Genre: Fiction

The third of three related novels starring Jedi Jax Pavan, droid I-5YQ, and journalist Den Dhur during the time directly after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. Jax Pavan is one of the few Jedi Knights who survived the slaughter of Order 66. Now he ekes out a living as a private investigator in the bowels of Coruscant, trying to help people in need while avoiding revealing himself as a Jedi to those who are still ready to kill any Jedi who remain alive--and especially Darth Vader.

The Darkness That Comes Before

Author: R. Scott Bakker
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780748120130
Release Date: 2010-05-06
Genre: Fiction

A score of centuries has passed since the First Apocalypse and the thoughts of men have turned, inevitably, to more worldly concerns... A veteran sorcerer and spy seeks news of an ancient enemy. A military genius plots to conquer the known world for his Emperor but dreams of the throne for himself. The spiritual leader of the Thousand Temples seeks a Holy War to cleanse the land of the infidel. An exiled barbarian chieftain seeks vengeance against the man who disgraced him. And into this world steps a man like no other, seeking to bind all - man and woman, emperor and slave - to his own mysterious ends. But the fate of men - even great men - means little when the world itself may soon be torn asunder. Behind the politics, beneath the religious fervour, a dark and ancient evil is reawakening. After two thousand years, the No-God is returning. The Second Apocalypse is nigh. And one cannot raise walls against what has been forgotten...