Category: Adventure

  • Leo Africanus

    By Amin Maalouf

    "I, Hasan the son of Muhammad the weigh-master, I, Jean-Leon de Medici, circumcised on the hand of a barber and baptized on the hand of a pope, i'm now referred to as the African, yet i'm really not from Africa, nor from Europe, nor from Arabia. i'm also known as the Granadan, the Fassi, the Zayyati, yet I come from no state, from no urban, no tribe. i'm the son of the line, my nation is the caravan, my lifestyles the main unforeseen of voyages."

    Thus wrote Leo Africanus, in his 40th yr, during this imaginary autobiography of the well-known geographer, adventurer, and student Hasan al-Wazzan, who used to be born in Granada in 1488. His family members fled the Inquisition and took him to town of Fez, in North Africa. Hasan grew to become an itinerant service provider, and made many trips to the East, trips wealthy in experience and statement. He used to be captured by way of a Sicilian pirate and brought again to Rome as a present to Pope Leo X, who baptized him Johannes Leo. whereas in Rome, he wrote the 1st trilingual dictionary (Latin, Arabic and Hebrew), in addition to his celebrated Description of Africa, for which he's nonetheless remembered as Leo Africanus.
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  • Operation Whiplash

    By Dan J. Marlowe

    It wasn’t in any respect like Hazel to head off with no observe to Drake. yet she did. He attempted calling her on the lodge, yet they stated she’d simply looked at. No, no messages.

    Drake figured he’d higher perform a little checking on his own.

    Which is why he went to work out Hazel’s company supervisor, Nate Pepperan, in Hudson. It have been Pepperman’s mobilephone name which had taken Hazel to Hudson within the first position. Nate could without doubt recognize the place she was.

    But Nate wasn’t telling. How may well he, together with his throat slit?

    Operation Whiplash—a demanding, blood-pounding story of mayhem, homicide, and the Mafia with Drake, the guy with Nobody’s Face.
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  • The Rapture: In the Twinkling of an Eye--Countdown to the Earth's Last Days (Before They Were Left Behind, Book 3)

    By Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins

    The ultimate prequel could have the Rapture three-quarters of how throughout the e-book after which following characters resembling Irene and Raymie (and others) as much as heaven and with the ability to see occasions within the Tribulation from heaven's standpoint. The e-book will trade among targeting occasions in the world instantly after the Rapture (covering plenty of issues the authors wanted they can have coated within the unique volumes) and targeting characters in heaven and the way they view the chaotic occasions in the world. Now to be had in alternate paper.
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  • The Time Machine

    The Time desktop is a technology fiction novel by way of H. G. Wells, released in 1895. Wells is usually credited with the popularisation of the concept that of time trip through the use of a motor vehicle that permits an operator to commute purposefully and selectively. The time period "time machine", coined via Wells, is now universally used to consult any such motor vehicle. This paintings is an early instance of the death Earth subgenre. The section of the unconventional that sees the Time traveler in a far off destiny the place the sunlight is very large and purple additionally locations The Time computing device in the realm of Eschatology; that's the research of the top occasions, the tip of the realm, and the last word future of mankind. The Time laptop has in view that been tailored into characteristic motion pictures of an identical identify, in addition to tv models, and loads of comedian e-book variations. It has additionally ultimately encouraged many extra works of fiction in lots of media.
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  • The Reality Bug (Pendragon)

    By D.J. MacHale

    The territory of Veelox has completed ideal concord. Fifteen-year-old Bobby Pendragon arrives in this territory in pursuit of the evil Saint Dane, yet all is peaceable on Veelox -- simply because it really is abandoned. The population have came across the way to input their very own own dream worlds, the place they are often whoever they need, at any place they need. Their our bodies lie in stasis whereas their minds get away to this dream realm.
    clean from his conflict with Saint Dane in 1937 Earth, Bobby is convinced that they could defeat no matter what Saint Dane has deliberate for this international. yet as soon as Bobby enters the digital global will he be capable to withstand the entice of the final word in escapism?
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  • The Plague Forge: The Dire Earth Cycle: Three

    By Jason M. Hough

    The Plague Forge can provide an unbeatable mix of knockout motion and kick-ass characters because the secrets and techniques to the last word alien secret from The Darwin Elevator and The Exodus Towers are approximately to be unraveled.
    the search is on for the mysterious keys left through the alien developers. whereas Skyler’s crew of immune scavengers scatters round the disease-ravaged globe looking for the artifacts, Skyler himself reveals even more than he anticipated within the African desolate tract, the place he stumbles upon spectacular Builder relics—and millions of bloodthirsty subhumans. From the slums and fortresses of Darwin to the jungles of Brazil and past, Skyler and corporate are in for a wild experience, filled with daunting demanding situations, run-and-gun experience, and unforeseen betrayals—all in a race opposed to time to eventually solution the good questions that experience plagued humanity for many years: who're the developers, and what do they wish with Earth?

    Praise for The Darwin Elevator

    “A hell of a enjoyable book.”—James S. A. Corey, New York occasions bestselling writer of Abaddon’s Gate

    “[Jason M.] Hough’s first novel combines the rapid-fire motion and noteworthy characters linked to Joss Whedon’s short-lived Firefly television sequence with the accessibility and medical acumen of [James S. A.] Corey’s ‘Expanse’ series.”Library Journal (starred review)
    “The better part approximately alien tales is their secret, and Jason Hough is aware that like no different. Full of compelling characters and thick with tension, The Darwin Elevator can provide either depression and desire besides a big dose of ask yourself. It’s a really good debut, and Hough can take my funds every time he writes something from now on.”—Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling writer of The Iron Druid Chronicles
    “Newcomer Hough screens a expertise for innovative plotting and sensible discussion, and the brisk pacing and cliffhanger finishing will maintain readers enthralled and eagerly looking ahead to the following installment.”Publishers Weekly
    “Jason M. Hough does a good activity with this large tale. the realm of Darwin and the Elevator is deliciously complicated and pleasing. Skyler, Tania, and the entire different characters are delightfully drawn and enjoyable to spend time with. . . . the tale unfolds with simply the correct stability of excessive event, espionage, humor, and emotional truth. . . . once you end, you’ll wish more.”Analog
    A debut novel not like any other . . . this is often whatever distinctive. whatever iconic. The Darwin Elevator is filled with majesty and sweetness, secret and mayhem, colourful characters and insidious schemes.”SF Signal
    “Fun, action-packed and exciting . . . a certain contender for technology fiction debut of the year!”Pat’s myth Hotlist
    “Claustrophobic, extreme, and pleasurable . . . I couldn’t positioned this ebook down. The Darwin Elevator depicts a terrifying global, suspends it from a fragile thread, and forces you to learn with held breath as you expect the inevitable fall.”—Hugh Howey, New York Times bestselling writer of Wool
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  • Tom Swift and His Submarine Boat; Or, Under the Ocean for Sunken Treasure

    By Victor Appleton

    There has been a dashing, whizzing, throbbing noise within the air. an exceptional physique, like that of a few huge chicken, sailed alongside, casting a gruesome shadow at the floor lower than. An aged guy, who used to be seated at the porch of a big residence, began to his toes in alarm. "Gracious goodness! What used to be that, Mrs. Baggert?" he referred to as to a motherly-looking girl who stood within the doorway. "What happened?"
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  • The Saint in the Sun (Simon Templar 'The Saint', Book 36)

    By Leslie Charteris

    No matter if in Cannes, Saint-Tropez, Nassau, or Lucerne, the Saint continuously unearths a few motion to curiosity him. In those seven tales, Simon faces festival within the jewel-thief company, encounters an uncongenial motion picture rich person, uncovers a Ponzi scheme that isn’t what it sort of feels, offers with sabotage on this planet of motor racing, unearths a lacking physique, tangles with the Russians, and rescues an heiress.
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  • Narga the Sea Monster (Beast Quest, Book 15)

    By Adam Blade, Cherith Baldry

    Within the perilous Black Ocean lurks Narga the ocean Monster. in addition to preying at the rebels and battling evil wizard Malvel, Narga is protecting one of many sturdy Beasts of Avantia captive. Can Tom set the great Beast unfastened, or will it stay trapped at midnight Realm for ever?
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  • The Matador's Crown (Rogue Angel, Book 38)

    By Alex Archer, Michele Hauf

    A call for participation too impossible to resist to refuse from the Museum of Cadiz leads archaeologist Annja Creed to the sun-drenched southern coast of Andalucia, Spain. In a area wealthy in Moorish and Roman ruins, she leaps on the probability to affix a dig around the Bay of Cadiz, the place she reveals a bronze bull statue that makes the whole journey worthy each minute. till the day after her discovery, while she sees a similar artifact beside the physique of a useless Spaniard, killed through the estocada, the ultimate sword thrust utilized by bullfighters to deliver down the bull.

    Whoever killed the fellow left transparent indicators of getting taken whatever. And but the bronze bull remained. What was once so invaluable the assassin selected it over a precious artifact? How had her locate come into this lifeless man's fingers? With few leads and a becoming physique count number, Annja's research takes her via a colourful global of flamenco and bullfighting to a well known matador and an illegal—and deadly—collection of Visigoth votive crowns.
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