Die Räuber schenken ihrer Königin Schätze, Tiger, Chaos und Verderben. Aber ein kleines Mädchen braucht manchmal etwas mehr ... Ein wunderschönes Buch darüber, seine Familie an unerwarteten Orten zu finden – von den Schöpfern von „Hortense and the Shadow´´.
´One of history´s most impressive field studies; an instant animal classic´ TIME Jane Goodall´s classic account of primate research provides an impressively detailed and absorbing account of the early years of her field study of, and adventures with, chimpanzees in Tanzania, Africa. It is a landmark for everyone to enjoy.
Following on from the bestselling The Seven Sisters and The Storm Sister , The Shadow Sister is the third book in Lucinda Riley´s spellbinding series, loosely based on the mythology of the Seven Sisters star cluster. Star D´Aplièse is at a crossroads in her life after the sudden death of her beloved father - the elusive billionaire, named Pa Salt by his six daughters, all adopted by him from the four corners of the world. He has left each of them a clue to their true heritage, but Star - the most enigmatic of the sisters - is hesitant to step out of the safety of the close relationship she shares with her sister CeCe. In desperation, she decides to follow the first clue she has been left, which leads her to an antiquarian bookshop in London, and the start of a whole new world . . . A hundred years earlier, headstrong and independent Flora MacNichol vows she will never marry. She is happy and secure in her home in the Lake District, living close to her idol, Beatrix Potter, when machinations outside of her control lead her to London, and the home of one of Edwardian society´s most notorious players, Alice Keppel. Flora is pulled between passionate love and duty to her family, but finds herself a pawn in a game - the rules of which are only known to others, until a meeting with a mysterious gentleman unveils the answers that Flora has been searching for her whole life . . . As Star learns more of Flora´s incredible journey, she too goes on a voyage of discovery, finally stepping out of the shadow of her sister and opening herself up to the possibility of love.
SILENT SHADOW is about a 5 yr. who had been sexually abused by her brother in-law, and her grandfather, from the age of 5yrs. old up to the age of 13 yrs. old, and also about an evil shadow she grew up with but did not fear. Also about her drug addiction she lived, such as Crack Cocaine, Cocaine, Acid, and Embalm Fluid we call WET or SHERM, andRohypnol and Xanax. Also how my sexual abuse, and drug addiction caused me to abandon my three older kids not by choice, but because I felt they deserved a better life with their father, only because how I lived my life behind drugs and men. Then came my four younger kids who were sexually abused by two of my nephews, well three out of the four. Then my rude awakening when Child Protective Service removed my kids from me for 3yrs. with the intentions of never giving me my children back, and they were being put up for adoption as well, but a power greater then us had different plans, what I mean by that is I then let go and let God, and received my spiritual awakening behind that. Jehovah returned my children back to me. Why? Because I had came to except the fact that if it was meant for me not to have my kids, then he had something better for them, and a better life. But I did ask him to please not take my baby from me which is my number 7th child. Jehovah blessed me by giving it all back to me, my life my air to breathe, which is Jehovah and my kids. I´m very blessed, and thankful to my father in the heavens.
With a genius IQ, a past career as a circus acrobat, and a black belt in karate, criminology professor Dr. Robert Frederickson?better known as ´´Mongo the Magnificent´´?has a decidedly unusual background for a private investigator. He also just so happens to be a dwarf. Now a detective in New York City, Mongo is hired by the widow of a famous architect to find out if her husband is really dead?because a new building just went up and it looks like his work. As Mongo begins to uncover the surprising truth, his investigation gives a whole new meaning to an architect´s façade. The intrepid sleuth will need all of his extraordinary skills to find his man without losing his own life, as some very powerful forces want to send him back to the drawing board. With a freewheeling blend of mystery and science fiction elements, author George C. Chesbro introduces the man called Mongo, ´´the most engaging detective in decades´´ (Library Journal). Shadow of a Broken Man is the 1st book in the Mongo Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
The latest incredible thriller featuring rogue agent Ryan DrakeRyan Drake is incarcerated at a Black Site in an unknown location. Bruised, naked and freezing on the floor, he has nothing left. His plot to assassinate the treacherous Marcus Cain - the Deputy Director of the CIA and now his captor - failed, and Drake must face the consequences.But Cain needs information even more than he wants to take Drake´s life. The whereabouts of the mysterious Anya are unknown, and therefore she remains a threat, both to herself, and to Cain´s ruthless ambitions at Langley and beyond. He knows she´ll give everything to get Drake free, but can he know what - or rather who - she´s ready to take?Taking in Paris, Poland, Pakistan and Prague, before sweeping to a pulsatingly powerful conclusion, Shadow Conflict shows Will Jordan at the very height of his storytelling powers. It is a relentlessly twisting and exciting novel, and perfect for fans of Chris Ryan, Vince Flynn or Lee Child.
´A storytelling assurance rare for a debut . . . Fans of Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson will find much to admire´ Guardian AS DESTINY CALLS, A JOURNEY BEGINS It has been twenty years since the god-like Augurs were overthrown and killed. Now, those who once served them - the Gifted - are spared only because they have accepted the rebellion´s Four Tenets, vastly limiting their own powers. As a young Gifted, Davian suffers the consequences of a war lost before he was even born. He and others like him are despised. But when Davian discovers he wields the forbidden powers of the Augurs, he sets in motion a chain of events that will change everything. To the west, a young man whose fate is intertwined with Davian´s wakes up in the forest, covered in blood and with no memory of who he is . . . And in the far north, an ancient enemy long thought defeated, begins to stir. The Licanius trilogy: The Shadow of What Was Lost An Echo of Things to Come The Light of All That Falls (coming 2019) ´Wonderful worldbuilding and terrific characters´ Boingboing.net ´Will appeal to anybody looking for a coming-of-age fantasy tale with likeable characters and strong worldbuilding´ Fantasy Faction ´Love the Wheel of Time? This is about to become your new favourite series´ Barnes & Noble SF and Fantasy Blog
Held up by rebel forces in a brutal siege, John Porter is tested to the limit in the African jungle. Strikeback hero John Porter is sent on a mission with Regimental scallywag John Bald. Where Porter plays it by the book, Bald will always want to break the rules. They are sent to Sierra Leone to extract Ronald Soames, a former CO of the Regiment and now right-hand man to the President. But when Porter and Bald arrive the Englishman has disappeared, leaving a trail of destruction in his wake. Rebels are threatening to take over the country and its diamond mines - and to massacre all foreigners. Porter and Bald find themselves fighting shoulder to shoulder with the Regiment psychopath who is already embedded in the country. But it soon becomes clear that the Firm has lied to them about the true nature of the mission. What seems at first to be a battle to control Sierra Leone´s diamond mines will turn out to about a much greater evil - and with a trail that leads back to both Westminster and the Kremlin.
A spellbinding tale of grief, jealousy and betrayal, from the author of the Richard & Judy Book Club selected SECRETS OF THE TIDES. 1980. On a hot summer´s day five friends stumble upon an abandoned cottage hidden deep in the English countryside. Isolated and run-down, it offers a retreat, somewhere they can escape from the world. But as the seasons change, tensions begin to rise... Three decades later, Lila arrives at the remote cottage. Bruised from a tragic accident and with her marriage in crisis, she finds renovating the tumbledown house gives her a renewed sense of purpose. But why did the cottage´s previous inhabitants leave their belongings behind? And why can´t she shake the feeling that someone is watching her?
Legend says that nine men once held a secret so powerful it could change the course of time . . . Now only Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon stand between two warring moguls and complete global havoc. This is the latest nail-biting epic from the grand master of adventure, Clive Cussler. Nearly two thousand years ago, an Eastern emperor charged a small group with safeguarding secrets powerful enough to change the history of mankind. They went down in legend as the Nine Unknown Men--and now two rival factions of their descendants are fighting a mighty battle. Both sides think they are saving the world, but their tactics could very well bring about the end of humankind. Cabrillo and the team must divide and conquer as they fight dual threats, which include a supercomputer at sea and satellites that can wipe out technology across the globe--including the high-tech weapons on board the Oregon. The crew must rely on their unique skills to stop the tyrants in their tracks and save the earth from a dynasty of terror. ´Cussler and action-adventure fans will love this latest Oregon Files novel. The sheer insanity of the story line will keep readers guessing about what´s going on until the last page of the book. Chapter one has the pacing of the climax of other thriller novels, and the pace from that fast start does not let up until the end´ Daily Mail ´Cussler is hard to beat´ Daily Mail ´The Adventure King´ Sunday Express ´Nobody does it better... nobody !´ Stephen Coonts ´Just about the best storyteller in the business´ New York Post