In order to get her daughter Sylvane out of their poor situation, Mrs. Sambreron encourages her to enter into a strange marriage with a dying man who wants to deprive an unworthy relative of her inheritance. Without too much delay Sylvane would therefore become free and rich. This was the beginning of the 1940 war. The one about the exodus. The wedding takes place but fate then likes to blur the cards. A bombardment killed Mrs. Sombreron, seriously wounding her daughter who remained unconscious for months. Healed, Sylvane, despite her research, does not find any trace of her husband.... Deprived of resources, she takes refuge on her old nanny´s farm. The two women lived there sparsely until the day a resident, Charles Ramon, settled there, whose activities were mysterious. Between Sylvane and Charles, an impossible love is gradually born. Isn´t she married? He also, moreover, wears a wedding ring.... Will Sylvane´s righteousness, which refuses any compromise, lead her to despair and loneliness?
To avoid her father-in-law´s assiduity, Arlette Dalimours left her province to live alone in Paris. Faced with the inheritance of a very rich aunt on her wedding day - this is a clause in her original parent´s will - Arlette enters into a ´´white´´ union with a man much older than her, in return for a pension she will pay him. Arlette thus became Mrs. Lussan, but her husband suddenly died a year later ´´for fun´´ without the spouses having been able to see each other again. When, later, Arlette meets a young man, Pierre, who loves her and whom she loves, she won´t dare admit to him the deceit of her marriage with Mr. Lussan. And this Pierre - she will soon learn - is none other than her first husband´s nephew..... Will he be her second husband? But there are tricks that cost their authors dearly....
The powerful city-state of Saraykeht is a bastion of peace and culture, a major center of commerce and trade. Its economy depends on the power of the captive spirit, Seedless, an andat bound to the poet-sorcerer Heshai for life. Enter the Galts, a juggernaut of an empire committed to laying waste to all lands with their ferocious army. Saraykeht, though, has always been too strong for the Galts to attack, but now they see an opportunity. If they can dispose of Heshai, Seedless’s bonded poet-sorcerer, Seedless will perish and the entire city will fall. With secret forces inside the city, the Galts prepare to enact their terrible plan. In the middle is Otah, a simple laborer with a complex past. Recruited to act as a bodyguard for his girlfriend´s boss at a secret meeting, he inadvertently learns of the Galtish plot. Otah finds himself as the sole hope of Saraykeht, either he stops the Galts, or the whole city and everyone in it perishes forever. At the publisher´s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.
In a book without words, a young girl creates imaginative stories with fantastical worlds using the shadows of such everyday objects as a vacuum, a shoe, and an apple, transforming them with the click of a lamp switch.
In this taut and fascinating novel, the bestselling, New York Times bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of The Sacrifice, The Accursed, and Lovely, Dark, Deep examines the mysteries of memory, personality, and identity and pierces the enigmatic force that drives human lives-love. In 1965, neuroscientist Margot Sharpe meets the attractive, charismatic Elihu Hoopes-the ´´man without a shadow´´-whose devastated memory, unable to store new experiences or to retrieve the old, will make him the most famous and most studied amnesiac in history. Over the course of the next thirty years, Margot herself becomes famous for her experiments with E. H.-and inadvertently falls in love with him, despite the ethical ambiguity of their affair, and though he remains forever elusive and mysterious to her, haunted by mysteries of the past. The Man Without a Shadow tracks the intimate, illicit relationship between Margot and Eli, as scientist and subject embark upon an exploration of the labyrinthine mysteries of the human brain. Where does ´´memory´´ reside? Where is ´´love´´? Is it possible to love an individual who cannot love you, who cannot ´´remember´´ you from one meeting to the next? Made vivid by her exceptional eye for detail and her keen insight into the human psyche, The Man Without A Shadow is a unique story of forbidden love, a kind of secret, evolving marriage, depicted in Joyce Carol Oates´s tight, impassioned prose. It is an uncanny, ambitious, and structurally complex novel that penetrates the mind and illuminates the heart.
Shadow Park - der Ort des Bösen zeigt seine Krallen Band 2 der Fantasy-Trilogie Nachdem Tonja zur Seelenretterin ausgebildet wurde, haben sich ihre mächtigen Fähigkeiten schnell überall herumgesprochen. Auch in Shadow Park ist man auf sie aufmerksam geworden. Als dann auch noch ein Anführer Shadow Parks eine äußerst bedrohliche Rebellion startet, muss sie handeln und sich erneut mit alten Freunden und Feinden auseinandersetzen. Sie begreift, dass die dortigen Gesetze und Werte viel komplexer sind als angenommen und trifft eine folgenschwere Entscheidung. Doch damit nicht genug. Ein schier übermächtiger Seelenfänger taucht auf und will mit Tonja eine alte Rechnung begleichen. Mehr denn je ist sie auf die Hilfe ihres Katzenbanngeistes Veigur angewiesen, der ihr in den schwierigsten Situationen mit Rat, Trost und Kampfkraft beisteht. Auch ihr Freund Abel ist stets besorgt um sie. Doch bei all den neuen Bedrohungen muss Tonja nicht nur ums Überleben, sondern auch um ihre Liebe kämpfen.
A journey along the greatest land route on earth, from the master of travel writing Colin Thubron On buses, donkey carts, trains, jeeps and camels, Colin Thubron traces the drifts of the first great trade route out of the heart of China into the mountains of Central Asia, across northern Afghanistan and the plains of Iran into Kurdish Turkey. Covering over 7000 miles in eight months Thubron recounts extraordinary adventures - a near-miss with a drunk-driver, incarceration in a Chinese cell during the SARS epidemic, undergoing root canal treatment without anaesthetic in Iran - in inimitable prose. Shadow of the Silk Road is about Asia today; a magnificent account of an ancient world in modern ferment. ´It is hard to think of a better travel book written this century´ Times
From debut author Abigail Wilson comes a shadowy Regency tale of secrets and spies, love and treachery. ´´Mysterious . . . Melodic . . . Thrilling and original . . . Abigail Wilson has crafted a debut that shines.´´-Kristy Cambron, bestselling author of Castle on the Rise Croft Towers holds more than its share of secrets . . . and Sybil is determined to uncover them all. When Sybil Delafield´s coach to Croft Towers was robbed by highwaymen, she should have realized that her new position as companion to old Mrs. Chalcroft would be no ordinary job. Upon Sybil´s arrival, Mrs. Chalcroft sneaks into her room in the dark of night, imploring her to relay messages to town that are to stay hidden from the rest of the family. Who exactly is she working for and what do the messages contain? When fellow passengers of the robbed coach are later murdered, Sybil´s hunt for the truth takes on a new urgency. The only person she can rely on is Mr. Sinclair, Mrs. Chalcroft´s godson, but under all his charms he too leads a double life. Sybil must decide if he is the one honest voice she can trust, or if he is simply using her for his own advances. With murderers, smugglers, and spies on the loose, nothing-and no one-in Regency England is what they claim. Can Sybil even trust what she knows about herself? ´´Abigail Wilson´s In the Shadow of Croft Tower is the kind of novel I love to recommend. Well written, thoroughly engrossing, and perfectly inspiring. I honestly couldn´t flip the pages fast enough.´´- New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray ´´ In the Shadow of Croft Tower is beautifully written, suspenseful, and satisfyingly romantic. Abigail Wilson paints a beautiful picture of pastoral Regency England. This book will keep you riveted to the end, and you´ll be rooting for the feisty heroine to get her happily ever after.´´-Jennifer Beckstrand, author of Home on Huckleberry Hill ´´Part mystery and part romance, Abigail Wilson´s debut is an atmospheric period novel that will keep readers guessing to the very end.´´-Amanda Flower, USA Today bestselling author of Death and Daisies
SUNDAY TIMES No.1 bestseller Ian Rankin returns with his gripping new Rebus novel. Rebus is back on the force, albeit with a demotion and a chip on his shoulder. A 30-year-old case is being reopened, and Rebus´s team from back then is suspected of foul play. With Malcolm Fox as the investigating officer, are the past and present about to collide in a shocking and murderous fashion? And does Rebus have anything to hide? His old colleagues called themselves ´the Saints´, and swore a bond on something called ´the Shadow Bible´. But times have changed and the crimes of the past may not stay hidden much longer, especially with a referendum on Scottish independence just around the corner. Who are the saints and who are the sinners? And can the one ever become the other?