Pendragon's Banner: Book Two of the Pendragon's Banner Trilogy

By Helen Hollick

Who was once the guy
… who grew to become the legend
… we all know as

Pendragon's Banner is the second one booklet in Helen Hollick's interesting King Arthur trilogy, masking 459-465 A.D. this isn't a fairy story or fable. there's no Merlin, no sword within the stone, and no Lancelot. this is often the main actual Arthurian legend ever written, in keeping with ancient proof and meticulous research.

At age twenty-four, King Arthur has the dominion he fought so challenging for and a brand new younger kinfolk. yet maintaining the throne of Britain—and maintaining his spouse and 3 sons safe—proves faraway from effortless. enemies particularly threaten every thing that's expensive to him: Winifred, Arthur's vindictive first spouse, and Morgause, priestess of the mummy and malevolent Queen of the North. either have royal targets in their own.

In this tale of harsh battles, mystery treasonous plots, and the life-threatening politics of early Britain's darkish a while, writer Helen Hollick boldly reintroduces King Arthur as you will have by no means noticeable him before.


"Hollick's interpretation is daring, affecting and really worth struggling with to defend."
Publishers Weekly

"Weaves jointly truth, legend, and encouraged mind's eye to create a global so genuine we will be able to breathe the smoke of its fires and luxuriate in the Romano- British lust for all times, love and honour."
Historical Novel evaluation

"Camelot because it fairly was... a really gifted writer."
Sharon Kay Penman, bestselling writer of Devil's Brood


"Hollick juggles a solid of characters and a bloody, tangled plot with nice skill."
Publishers Weekly

"If in simple terms all historic fiction will be this good."
Historical Novels Review

"Stripped of its medieval trappings, the tale of Arthur's upward thrust loses none of its mythical strength… this [is a] well-researched, skillfully built trilogy opener."
Library Journal

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The Counselor (Movie Tie-in Edition): A Screenplay (Vintage International)

By Cormac McCarthy

At the eve of changing into a married guy, the Counselor makes a dicy entrée into the drug trade—and gambles that the implications won’t capture as much as him.
alongside the gritty terrain of the Texas–Mexico border, a revered and lately engaged attorney throws his stakes right into a cocaine exchange worthy hundreds of thousands. His desire is that it'll be a one-time deal and that, in a while, he can settle into lifestyles along with his liked fiancée. yet as an alternative, the Counselor reveals himself mired in a brutal and hazardous game—one that threatens to ruin every thing and everybody he loves. Deft, surprising, and unforgettable, McCarthy is at his best during this gripping story approximately chance, outcome, and the treacherous stability among the 2.

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The Artist of Disappearance

By Anita Desai

Finalist for the Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction

“The first-class power [the novellas] percentage is a gracefulness and dreamlike sonority, similar to writers like Jhumpa Lahiri and W.G. Sebald, in which unusual evolutions of solitary lives are the guideline, and readers are held by means of the stately, hypnotic dignity of the voice that tells them.” – San Francisco Chronicle

Set in glossy India, those 3 novellas stream past the towns to locations nonetheless haunted via the previous, and to characters who're, every one of their personal manner, masters of self-effacement. An unnamed executive reliable is referred to as upon to examine a pale mansion of forgotten treasures the place he discovers a shock "relic." A translator blurs the road among author and translator, and in so doing hazards unraveling her wants and achievements. within the identify novella, a hermit hidden away within the woods with a key is came across via a movie team, which compels him to withdraw even extra until eventually he magically disappears . . .

Rich and evocative, impressive of their readability and sensuous of their telling, those novellas remind us of the intense but tender energy of this pre-eminent author.

“Desai, at her most sensible, deals enthralling, refined, and deeply saw snap shots of layered characters trapped among worlds.” – Daily Beast

“Lingers within the reminiscence a similar approach those landscapes and folks of India turn out very unlikely to forget.” – Boston Globe

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Once Is Not Enough

By Jacqueline Susann

From the writer of THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS, a story which follows January Wayne, who progresses from being a terrible little wealthy woman to a grown-up socialite, as she searches for somebody like Mike Wayne, the glamorous movie manufacturer who additionally occurs to be her father.

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Dacre’s War

By Rosemary Goring

Dacre’s conflict is a narrative of private and political vengeance. Ten years after the conflict of Flodden, Adam Crozier, head of his extended family and of an more and more strong alliance of Borderers, learns evidently that it used to be Lord Thomas Dacre – now the main strong guy within the north of britain – who ordered his father’s homicide. He determines to take his revenge.

As a struggling with guy, Crozier would prefer not anything larger than to convey Dacre down nose to nose yet his spouse Louise advises him that he needs to use extra refined tools. So he units out to engineer Dacre’s downfall through turning the equipment of the English court docket opposed to him. A vibrant and fast-moving story of political intrigue and heartache, Dacre’s struggle is decided opposed to the backdrop of the Scottish and English borders, a land the place there's by no means any probability of peace.

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Doctor Who: The Way Through the Woods (Doctor Who: New Series Adventures, Book 45)

By Una McCormack

'As lengthy as humans have lived right here, they've long gone out in their strategy to stay away from the woods...'

Two teenage ladies disappear into an historical wooden, a foreboding and malevolent presence either now and long ago. the fashionable highway bends to prevent it, as did the previous Roman street. In 1917 the medical professional and Amy are desirous to discover what's occurred to Rory, who's vanished too.

But anything is expecting them within the woods. anything that's been there for hundreds of thousands of years. whatever that's now waking up.

A exciting, all-new experience that includes the surgeon, Amy and Rory, as performed through Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill within the awesome hit physician Who sequence from BBC Television.

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After My Fashion

By John Cowper Powys

After My model has an strange publishing heritage. even though it used to be John Cowper Powys 3rd novel written in 1920, it wasn't released until eventually 1980. apparently whilst his US writer grew to become it down Powys made no attempt to put it in other places. certainly, whilst Powys had comprehensive a e-book he tended to be oddly detached to its destiny. the radical has different strange good points: its destinations (Sussex and Greenwich Village) and Isadora Duncan being the muse for Elise, the dancer and mistress of the protagonist, Richard hurricane (based rather mostly on Powys himself). As one might anticipate from Powys the writing is bright, no longer least within the descriptions of the Sussex panorama and the bohemian milieu of Greenwich Village.

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Trespass: A Novel

By Rose Tremain

Longlisted for the guy Booker Prize; one of many Wall highway Journal's most sensible books by means of girls in 2010. “Complex, suspenseful, and virtually hypnotically readable.”―Margot Livesey, Boston Sunday Globe

In a silent valley in southern France stands an remoted stone farmhouse, the Mas Lunel. Aramon, the landlord, is so haunted by means of his violent earlier that he is develop into incapable of all significant motion, letting his searching canine starve and his land visit smash. in the meantime, his sister Audrun, on my own in her sleek bungalow within reach of the Mas Lunel, goals of exacting retribution for the unstated betrayals that experience blighted her existence. Into this closed global comes Anthony Verey, a prosperous yet dissatisfied antiques broker from London. while he units his points of interest at the Mas, a daunting and unstoppable sequence of results is determined in motion.

"Rose Tremain's writing is so stable, she makes us pay attention English anew," writes the San Francisco Chronicle. This robust and unsettling paintings finds yet one more measurement to Tremain's amazing mind's eye.

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The Good Soldier: A Tale of Passion

By Ford Madox Ford

In 1998, the trendy Library ranked the great Soldier thirtieth on its checklist of the a hundred top English-language novels of the twentieth century. Set earlier than global struggle I, the unconventional is advised utilizing a sequence of flashbacks in non-chronological order, via a slightly unreliable narrator; for because it seems, the tale isn't what we're resulted in think in the beginning. The novel’s unique name used to be “The Saddest Story”, from the novels starting traces “This is the saddest tale i've got ever heard”; in spite of the fact that, with the onset of worldwide struggle I, the publishers requested Ford for a brand new identify, to which he mockingly instructed “The sturdy Soldier”, and so it was once named.

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