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The Disorderly Knights: Third in the legendary Lymond Chronicles

By Dorothy Dunnett

The 3rd quantity in The Lymond Chronicles, the hugely popular sequence of historic novels via Dorothy Dunnett, Disorderly Knights occurs in 1551, whilst Francis Crawford of Lymond is dispatched to embattled Malta, to help the Knights of Hospitallers in protecting the island opposed to the Turks. yet presently the swordsman and student discovers that the best danger to the Knights lies inside of their very own ranks, the place numerous factions vie secretly for grasp.

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Eric Brighteyes

By H. Rider Haggard

A tremendous innovator within the action-adventure style, H. Rider Haggard didn't leisure on his laurels after developing an immensely renowned sequence established round gentleman explorer Allan Quatermain. in its place, Haggard persevered to push the style forward—sometimes by way of harking to the traditional prior. within the novel Eric Brighteyes, Haggard borrows seriously from Norse mythology, atmosphere a vintage action-adventure story within the land referred to now as Iceland.

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Circling the Midnight Sun

By James Raffan

From pro traveler and bestselling writer James Raffan comes a ebook that would remodel the best way we expect approximately northerners and the north

Over the process 3 years, James Raffan circumnavigated the globe at 66.6 levels range: the Arctic Circle. Armed along with his ardour for the north, his curiosity in different cultures and his unquenchable feel of experience, he got down to placed a human face on weather switch. What he came across was once via turns surprising, tricky, unique and enlightening. In Circling the nighttime sunlight, Raffan provides a warm-hearted, enticing portrait of the circumpolar international, but additionally a deeply affecting tale of societies and landscapes within the throes of huge swap. Compelling and completely unique, this is often either an experience tale and a ebook that may swap your view of the north endlessly.

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Five Children and It (Puffin Classics)

Whilst Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and their child brother pass digging within the gravel pit, the very last thing they anticipate finding is a Psammead – an historical Sand-fairy! Having a Sand-fairy for a puppy potential having one want granted every day. however the young ones do not understand the entire hassle needs may cause . . . A undying vintage with an advent by means of Quentin Blake, award-winning illustrator and first-ever kid's Laureate (1999–2001).

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Basher Five-Two: The True Story of F-16 Fighter Pilot Captain Scott O'Grady

By Scott O'Grady, Michael French

U.S. Air strength Captain Scott O'Grady was once shot down in his F-16 over Bosnia whereas supporting to maintain the peace. The aircraft exploded, and Captain O'Grady fell five miles to the floor lower than. In intriguing element, Captain O'Grady tells how he refrained from seize and the way, with little water and no nutrition, he was once capable of live to tell the tale on his personal in enemy territory.

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America perduta: In viaggio attraverso gli Usa (9th Edition)

By Bill Bryson

Un appassionante vagabondaggio consistent with le strade di un’America minore, dentro il cuore delle piccole città che sono l’anima segreta degli Stati Uniti, luoghi in cui los angeles vita sembra rimasta ferma agli anni cinquanta. Un viaggio attraverso un presente rimasto passato, in una provincia rurale che sembra non voler lasciare spazio al futuro. invoice Bryson, americano di nascita ma inglese d’adozione, percorre a bordo di una vecchia Chevrolet 22.500 chilometri all’inseguimento di un ricordo. Restituendoci un pace cristallizzato, l. a. canzone di uno sterminato paese che continua a credere, a immaginare, a vivere fra le pieghe di un sogno domestico e provinciale.

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The Saint Goes On (Simon Templar 'The Saint', Book 14)

By Leslie Charteris

3 vintage adventures for the Saint within which he tackles a legal who kills humans prior to they could display his id, tracks down a guy who died a 12 months in the past, and is going to a sleepy seashore pub disturbed via mysterious underground rumblings. One thing’s for sure—despite loss of life threats, gun battles, and kidnapping, the Saint will cross on…

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The Last Kingdom (The Saxon Chronicles Series #1)

By Bernard Cornwell

The first installment of Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling sequence chronicling the epic saga of the making of britain, “like online game of Thrones, yet genuine” (The Observer, London)—the foundation for The final Kingdom, the hit BBC the USA tv series.

This is the exciting—yet little known—story of the making of britain within the ninth and tenth centuries, the years within which King Alfred the good, his son and grandson defeated the Danish Vikings who had invaded and occupied 3 of England’s 4 kingdoms.

The tale is noticeable during the eyes of Uhtred, a dispossessed nobleman, who's captured as a baby by means of the Danes after which raised by means of them in order that, by the point the Northmen commence their attack on Wessex (Alfred’s nation and the final territory in English arms) Uhtred virtually thinks of himself as a Dane. He definitely has no love for Alfred, whom he considers a pious weakling and no fit for Viking savagery, but while Alfred without warning defeats the Danes and the Danes themselves activate Uhtred, he's eventually pressured to decide on aspects. via now he's a tender guy, in love, educated to struggle and able to take his position within the dreaded safeguard wall. mainly, even though, he needs to get well his father’s land, the spell binding castle of Bebbanburg via the wild northern sea.

This exciting adventure—based on current files of Bernard Cornwell’s ancestors—depicts a time while legislation and order have been ripped violently aside by way of a pagan attack on Christian England, an attack that got here very just about destroying England.

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Understanding the Sky: A Sport Pilot's Guide to Flying Conditions

By Dennis Pagen

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This ebook eloquently compresses twenty years of ultralight adventure and meteorological learn by means of revered writer Dennis Pagen. It explains what and the way climate impacts us. If you've ever puzzled why the air behaves how it does, this booklet is for you. the best emphasis is on small-scale effects-exactly the place we fly paramotors. It completely disguise every thing from turbulence to thunderstorms. The chapters on carry resources and flying potency on my own are definitely worth the cost of this e-book.

Understanding the Sky is your key to accomplish convenience within the air. the main important source for particularly realizing climate that is affecting paramotor pilots. in addition to creating a generally uninteresting topic fascinating, Dennis Pagen is a skilled illustrator who carry the thoughts to lifestyles.

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War In Heaven (Veteran, Book 2)

By Gavin G. Smith

VETERAN was once a slam-bang dive right into a violent SF destiny. Now issues get severe.

The high-powered sequel to VETERAN sees an not likely hero make a fair extra not likely go back to take the reader again right into a vividly rendered bleak destiny. yet a bleak destiny the place there are nonetheless wonders: guy traveling out into the universe, Bladerunneresque towns striking from the ceilings of massive caverns, extraterrestrial beings that we will slightly understand. Gavin Smith writes fast-moving, tremendously violent SF thrillers yet at the back of the violence and the thrills lies a gently idea out tale and characters who've way more to them than first meets the attention. by no means one to prevent controversy Gavin Smith however invitations you to imagine past the preliminary surprise of what you've got simply learn. yet meanwhile? one other fire-fight, one other chase one other flight of mind's eye.

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