Category: Historical Fiction

Download E-books Lone Wolf and Cub, Vol. 4: The Bell Warden PDF

Darkish Horse keeps its presentation of the whole lot of Japan's Lone Wolf and Cub, one of many unquestioned landmarks of photo fiction, packaged within the digest structure most well liked via writer Goseki Kojima. The fourth quantity of this bold per thirty days software collects 4 vintage Lone Wolf stories, together with one by no means earlier than obvious in the USA, the place little Daigoro searches for his misplaced father whereas outstanding a well known samurai along with his warrior's eyes and funky demeanor. additionally, the Lone Wolf takes at the sons of the war-bell warden, legions of geared up crime bosses, and a mysterious tattooed girl with a gloomy tale and impeccable killing abilities. it truly is bloody and romantic...and one of the best the comics medium has to offer.

This quantity comprises the subsequent stories:
The Bell Warden
Unfaithful Retainers
Parting Frost
Performer

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Download E-books Die Rache des Kaisers: Roman (German Edition) PDF

By Gisbert Haefs

Der grosse Mittelalterroman des Erfolgsautors

Jakob Spengler ist erst 15 Jahre alt, als er vom Waldrand aus zusehen muss, wie Söldner sein Dorf zerstören und alle Bewohner ermorden – darunter seine gesamte Familie. Die Gesichter der vier Anführer brennen sich für immer in sein Gedächtnis. Reisende Fremde nehmen ihn mit, zuerst als Pferdeburschen und Dolmetscher, später als vertrauten Gefährten. Fünf Jahre lang begleitet er sie von Koblenz bis Kiew, von Nowgorod bis London. 1524 kehrt er als Zwanzigjähriger zurück an den Rhein. Jakob hatte sich geschworen, die Mörder seiner Familie eines Tages zu finden und zur Strecke zu bringen, aber nach all den Jahren ist die Fährte erkaltet, und eine lange Jagd beginnt.

Die Suche nach den Mördern führt ihn in die Wirren des Bauernkriegs, nach Rom, wo er Zeuge der Plünderung durch deutsche und spanische Truppen wird, ins von den Türken belagerte Wien, durch Frankreich und Navarra nach Andalusien, mit den Welsern nach Venezuela und schließlich zurück nach Europa. Auf seinem weiten Weg erlebt er Krieg und Liebe, erringt und verliert Reichtümer, leidet und lacht mit Bauern, Dirnen und Söldnern. Bis zu dem Tag, an dem er dem letzten seiner Feinde gegenübersteht – dem Mann, der einst alles angeordnet hatte …

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Download E-books Lone Wolf and Cub 19: The Moon in Our Hearts PDF

The Eisner and Harvey Award-winning sequence keeps! The time for hold up is previous. Itto Ogami and Daigoro are headed for Edo, to stand Retsudo of the Yagyu as soon as and for all! Stalked by means of bounty hunters and killers after their gift cash, the Lone Wolf now faces deadlier enemies nonetheless. Retsudo has known as out the nation's so much complete rifleman, and dispatched a cannon-laden guy of conflict, to intercept the daddy and son as they navigate treacherous cliffs and the excessive seas of Japan!

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Download E-books Leseprobe: Die fremde Königin: Historischer Roman (Otto der Große 2) (German Edition) PDF

By Rebecca Gablé, Jürgen Speh

Leseprobe zu Rebecca Gablés "Die fremde Königin":

"Könige sind wie Gaukler. Sie blenden die Untertanen mit ihrem Mummenschanz, damit die nicht merken, dass das Reich auseinanderfällt."

Anno Domini 951: Der junge Gaidemar, ein Bastard vornehmer, aber unbekannter Herkunft und Panzerreiter in König Ottos Reiterlegion, erhält einen gefährlichen Auftrag: Er soll die italienische Königin Adelheid aus der Gefangenschaft in Garda befreien. Auf ihrer Flucht verliebt er sich in Adelheid, aber sie heiratet König Otto.

Dennoch steigt Gaidemar zum Vertrauten der Königin auf und erringt mit Otto auf dem Lechfeld den Sieg über die Ungarn. Schließlich verlobt er sich mit der Tochter eines mächtigen Slawenfürsten, und der Makel seiner Geburt scheint endgültig getilgt. Doch Adelheid und Gaidemar ahnen nicht, dass ihr gefährlichster Feind noch lange nicht besiegt ist, und als sie mit Otto zur Kaiserkrönung nach Rom aufbrechen, droht ihnen dies zum Verhängnis zu werden ...

Rebecca Gablé, Bestsellerautorin und Schöpferin der populären Waringham-Saga, hat nun mit ihrem Historienepos "Otto der Große" ein weiteres Meisterwerk geschaffen. Nach "Das Haupt der Welt" ist "Die fremde Königin" der zweite Band der mittelalterlichen Romanreihe.

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Download E-books Christmas in America (Ellis the Elephant) PDF

Ellis the Elephant is again! In Christmas in America, the 5th in Callista Gingrich's New York Times bestselling sequence, Ellis discovers the which means of Christmas and learns how this precise vacation has been celebrated all through American history.

In previous books, together with Sweet Land of Liberty, Land of the Pilgrims' Pride, Yankee Doodle Dandy, and From Sea to Shining Sea, Ellis learns concerning the pivotal moments that experience formed our country. Now, in Christmas in the USA, this lovable pachyderm explores the stories and traditions that experience made Christmas a adored a part of the yankee experience.

Authored by means of Callista Gingrich and illustrated by way of Susan Arciero, Christmas in America will pride readers who are looking to realize how the party of Christmas has prevailed and taken out the simplest in our nation.

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Download E-books The Irish Twins (Illustrated) (Twins Series Book 3) PDF

By Lucy Fitch Perkins

This ebook is The 3rd within the “Twins” sequence. Larry and Eileen The Irish twins dwell in a truly negative village in eire, yet they do not appear to brain. They roast potatoes within the ashes of Granny's fireplace, have a run-in with harmful Gypsies, and appear to steer a truly chuffed kinfolk existence. frequently they're visible fidgeting with their pal Dennis. This publication talks approximately university lifestyles, the tradition in eire within the early 1900’s, and a number of other instances diversified characters narrate Irish folktales to the youngsters. Illustrated.

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Download E-books Fools' Gold (Order of Darkness) PDF

By Philippa Gregory

All that glitters may be gold within the 3rd booklet within the Order of Darkness sequence from number 1 New York instances bestselling writer Philippa Gregory.

Tasked to reveal a coin counterfeiting scheme, Luca and Isolde go back and forth to Venice simply in time for Carnival. Amid the mask, events, and pleasure, the romantic appeal among the 2 reaches a brand new depth that neither can deny.

Their romance is interrupted via the arriving of the alchemist, who could be the con artist they’ve been trying to find. yet as Luca starts off to enquire the unique cost, the alchemist finds his real goal—he plans to create the Philosopher’s Stone, a magical substance stated to manage to turning base metals into gold and generating the elixir of life.

With kilos of undocumented gold cash and an assistant who claims to be many years older than she appears to be like, all proof issues to the chance that the alchemist has succeeded in his job. yet as Luca and Isolde catch up with to the reality, they detect that truth should be extra sinister than they ever can have imagined.

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Download E-books Where the Red Fern Grows PDF

By Wilson Rawls

For lovers of previous Yeller and Shiloh, the place the purple Fern Grows is a loved vintage that captures the robust bond among guy and man’s most sensible friend.
 
   Billy has lengthy dreamt of possessing no longer one, yet , canine. So while he’s ultimately in a position to keep up sufficient cash for 2 doggies to name his own—Old Dan and Little Ann—he’s ecstatic. It doesn’t topic that instances are tricky; jointly they’ll roam the hills of the Ozarks.
   quickly Billy and his hounds turn into the best looking workforce within the valley. tales in their nice achievements unfold in the course of the area, and the combo of previous Dan’s brawn, Little Ann’s brains, and Billy’s sheer will turns out unbeatable. yet tragedy awaits those made up our minds hunters—now friends—and Billy learns that wish can develop out of melancholy, and that the seeds of the long run can come from the scars of the past.
 
Praise for Where the crimson Fern Grows
 
A best a hundred Children’s Novel, School Library Journal's A Fuse #8 Production
A Must-Read for children nine to fourteen, NPR
Winner of a number of nation Awards
Over 7 million copies in print!
 
“A lucrative publication . . . [with] cautious, particular statement, it all rightly phrased.” —The ny occasions booklet Review
 
“One of the good classics of children’s literature . . . Any baby who doesn’t get to learn this liked and powerfully emotional publication has ignored out on a huge piece of early life for the final 40-plus years.” —Common experience Media
 
“An intriguing story of affection and experience you’ll by no means forget.” —School Library Journal
 
“A e-book of unadorned naturalness.” —Kirkus Reviews
 
“Written with lots feeling and sentiment that adults in addition to childrens are drawn [in] with a passion.” —Arizona day-by-day Star
 
“It’s a narrative a couple of younger boy and his searching canines and . . . I can’t even move on with out getting a bit misty.” —The Huffington Post
 
“A exceptional literary work.” —TeenInk.com
 
“We tear up simply puzzling over it.” —Time at the movie adaptation

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