Stadt der Diebe

Author: David Benioff
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
ISBN: 9783641027780
Release Date: 2009-10-02
Genre: Fiction

Vom erfolgreichen Drehbuchautor zu einem der größten jungen Erzähltalente Amerikas – David Benioff legt mit STADT DER DIEBE ein modernes Meisterwerk vor, einen fesselnden Abenteuerroman und zugleich die Geschichte einer ungewöhnlichen Freundschaft zwischen zwei jungen Männern, die eine irrwitzige Aufgabe zu erfüllen haben: Im belagerten, ausgehungerten Leningrad sollen sie ein Dutzend Eier auftreiben. Leningrad im Januar 1942: Weil er während der nächtlichen Ausgangssperre die Leiche eines deutschen Soldaten nach Essbarem durchsucht hat, wird der 17-jährige Lew sofort verhaftet – auf Plündern steht die Todesstrafe. Nach endlosen Stunden in einer kargen Gefängniszelle wird er allerdings nicht aufs Schafott, sondern zusammen mit seinem Mithäftling Kolja vor den Geheimdienstchef der Stadt geführt. Der stellt die beiden vor eine schier unlösbare Aufgabe – im Tausch gegen ihr Leben sollen sie innerhalb von sechs Tagen im ausgehungerten Leningrad zwölf Eier für die Hochzeitstorte seiner Tochter auftreiben. Ein Wettlauf gegen die Zeit beginnt, der den schüchternen, introvertierten Lew schicksalhaft an Kolja schweißt – einen schlitzohrigen, charmanten Frauenhelden und notorischen Lügner, der ihm ständig schmerzhaft bewusst macht, dass er selbst so gar nicht zum Abenteurer taugt. Als die beiden die Hoffnung, in Leningrad Eier zu finden, aufgeben müssen, fasst Kolja einen aberwitzigen Plan: Er will sich mit Lew zu einer Geflügelfarm jenseits der feindlichen Linien durchschlagen, in ein Dorf südlich von Leningrad. Ein selbstmörderisches Unterfangen, wären da nicht Koljas Kaltschnäuzigkeit, eine unerschrockene Partisanin namens Vika und Lews Schachtalent ... David Benioff ist der Drehbuchautor von “Drachenläufer“ und „Troja“.

City of Thieves

Author: David Benioff
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440630583
Release Date: 2008-05-15
Genre: Fiction

From the critically acclaimed author of The 25th Hour and When the Nines Roll Over and co-creator of the HBO series Game of Thrones, a captivating novel about war, courage, survival — and a remarkable friendship that ripples across a lifetime. During the Nazis’ brutal siege of Leningrad, Lev Beniov is arrested for looting and thrown into the same cell as a handsome deserter named Kolya. Instead of being executed, Lev and Kolya are given a shot at saving their own lives by complying with an outrageous directive: secure a dozen eggs for a powerful Soviet colonel to use in his daughter’s wedding cake. In a city cut off from all supplies and suffering unbelievable deprivation, Lev and Kolya embark on a hunt through the dire lawlessness of Leningrad and behind enemy lines to find the impossible. By turns insightful and funny, thrilling and terrifying, the New York Times bestseller City of Thieves is a gripping, cinematic World War II adventure and an intimate coming-of-age story with an utterly contemporary feel for how boys become men. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Maggie und die Stadt der Diebe

Author: Patrick Hertweck
Publisher: Thienemann Verlag
ISBN: 9783522610568
Release Date: 2015-07-13
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

New York, 1870: Maggie ist auf der Flucht. Nur knapp ist sie den Männern entkommen, die sie aus dem Waisenhaus entführt haben. Ziellos irrt sie durch die Armenviertel von Manhattan. Bei einer Bande junger Diebe findet sie Unterschlupf. Schon bald merkt Maggie, dass ihr die Slums seltsam vertraut sind. Offenbar hat sie einst hier gelebt. Maggie setzt nun alles daran, das Rätsel ihrer Vergangenheit zu lösen. Licht ins Dunkel kann jedoch nur einer bringen: Mephisto Mose, der Herrscher über die New Yorker Unterwelt. Atmosphärisch und fesselnd - ein brillant geschriebenes Erstlingswerk in der Tradition von Rowling und Funke.

The Thief Lord

Author: Cornelia Funke
Publisher: Chicken House
ISBN: 9781909489158
Release Date: 2013-10-03
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Amid the crumbling splendour of wintertime Venice, two orphans are on the run. The mysterious Thief Lord offers shelter, but a terrible danger is gathering force...

The 25th Hour

Author: David Benioff
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780452282957
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Fiction

Monty Brogan joins his best friends, bond trader Frank Slattery and English teacher Jakob Elinsky, on a final night on the town before serving out a sentence at the Otisvile federal prison, and executes a shocking plan.

City of Saints and Madmen

Author: Jeff Vandermeer
Publisher: Spectra
ISBN: 9780307417923
Release Date: 2007-12-18
Genre: Fiction

In City of Saints and Madmen, Jeff VanderMeer has reinvented the literature of the fantastic. You hold in your hands an invitation to a place unlike any you’ve ever visited–an invitation delivered by one of our most audacious and astonishing literary magicians. City of elegance and squalor. Of religious fervor and wanton lusts. And everywhere, on the walls of courtyards and churches, an incandescent fungus of mysterious and ominous origin. In Ambergris, a would-be suitor discovers that a sunlit street can become a killing ground in the blink of an eye. An artist receives an invitation to a beheading–and finds himself enchanted. And a patient in a mental institution is convinced he’s made up a city called Ambergris, imagined its every last detail, and that he’s really from a place called Chicago.… By turns sensuous and terrifying, filled with exotica and eroticism, this interwoven collection of stories, histories, and “eyewitness” reports invokes a universe within a puzzlebox where you can lose–and find–yourself again. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Rose and the Lost Princess

Author: Holly Webb
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402285851
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Holly Webb's hit middle-grade fantasy series are the perfect books for 11 and 12 year-old girls beginning to realize their own power and potential-and who might just still believe in magic... In this second volume, the spunky young magician Rose returns to battle the forces of darkness and save the country's beloved Princess. Set in 19th century England, this magical adventure offers a rich sense of history and a strong, independent heroine young readers can really root for. Rose is perfect for "fans of princesses, magic, fantasy, and mystery" (School Library Journal). Not all magic is used for good... Rose's whole life has changed in a matter of weeks. Once a lonely orphan, now she's an apprentice to the King's chief magician! But as Rose's magical abilities blossom, she's still uneasy about her new powers-and learns the hard way that power often comes at a price. When the Princess vanishes, rumors of dark magic fly through the city, casting doubt and suspicion on everyone with magical powers. Even Rose's friends don't seem to trust her anymore. Now Rose must find the missing girl. Can she shatter the power of an evil magician before all is lost? Praise for Rose: "Magic, mystery, adventure, and friendship-this book has it all."-Books for Kids "One of those pure unqualified delights that I dearly hope folks will read."-A Fuse 8 Production

Den of Thieves

Author: David Chandler
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062094865
Release Date: 2011-07-26
Genre: Fiction

“Den of Thieves rollicks….This is a book I would be happy to have written.” —Dave Duncan Remember this name: David Chandler. With Den of Thieves, the first book in his astounding fantasy series, The Ancient Blades Trilogy, Chandler immediately establishes himself as a major player in the world of action-rich epic fantasy—right up there alongside George R. R. Martin, R. A. Salvatore, and Raymond E. Feist. An enthralling and wonderfully gritty tale of cutpurses, knights and demons, witches, betrayals, and darkest intrigue—in the popular vein of the bestselling works of Brent Weeks, Joe Abercrombie, and Scott Lynch—Den of Thieves introducers readers to Malden, an amiable young criminal whose one grave mistake bonds him to the lord of the underworld and sets him on an impossible quest that will most likely lead the hapless thief to his doom.

Momo

Author: Michael Ende
Publisher: McSweeney's
ISBN: 9781938073991
Release Date: 2013-08-13
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The Neverending Story is Michael Ende’s best-known book, but Momo—published six years earlier—is the all-ages fantasy novel that first won him wide acclaim. After the sweet-talking gray men come to town, life becomes terminally efficient. Can Momo, a young orphan girl blessed with the gift of listening, vanquish the ashen-faced time thieves before joy vanishes forever? With gorgeous new drawings by Marcel Dzama and a new translation from the German by Lucas Zwirner, this all-new 40th anniversary edition celebrates the book’s first U.S. publication in over 25 years.

The Girl who Reached for the Stars

Author: Luca Di Fulvio
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 9783838753157
Release Date: 2015-10-26
Genre: Fiction

THE GIRL WHO REACHED FOR THE STARS is a breathtaking tale of daring dreams and a love that surmounts all barriers. Set against the evocative background of Medieval Venice, this riveting story is told from the perspectives of several people whose destinies are tightly intertwined: a young pickpocket, a savvy Jewish survival artist, and a teenage girl with a remarkable talent. All of them are torn apart by violence, intrigue, revenge, and greed but also united by friendship, dreams of justice, and the courage to reach for the stars. Echoing his international bestseller THE BOY WHO GRANTED DREAMS, Luca Di Fulvio's novel tells the unforgettable love story between a Christian boy and a Jewish girl against the backdrop of the first Jewish ghetto in sixteenth-century Venice.