The Four Legendary Kingdoms (Jack West, Jr., #4)
by Matthew Reilly
There are sixteen contestants, but only one will survive. The last thing Jack West Jr remembers is arriving for a meeting at a top-secret military base with his family in tow. Now he awakes to find himself in a hellish scenario. Jack has been selected to take part in the Games, a series of deadly challenges designed to fulfil an ancient ritual. If he chooses not to compete, both he and his daughter will be killed. With the fate of the Earth at stake, Jack will have to traverse diabolical maze...
The Soul of Time (The Time for Alexander, #6)
by Jennifer Macaire
Ashley and Alexander come face to face with Volterix, the terrifying Thief of Souls – a druid with powers to stop time and change the future of the world. His army is a group of fanatics called the Eaters of the Dead. Ashley and Alexander must travel to the far north in order to stop the Volterix from irrevocably changing time. With Alexander's soul, and Paul as his puppet, the druid hopes he can stop the Roman legions from conquering Europe and thus save the druids from extinction. But Ashley...
Creation (Vintage International) (Panther Books)
by Gore Vidal
Cyrus, a fifth century Persian, relates the story of his travels and encounters as an ambassador.
The Athenian Women
by Alessandro Barbero
The Athenian Women offers a powerful vision of class struggle, the subjugation of women, and the courage needed to change the course of history.Athens, 411 BC. In the countryside, just outside the city gates, two war veterans, Trasillo and Polemone, live in adjacent cottages. Years earlier they fought together in the infamous battle of Mantinea, where Athens was crushed by Sparta. The two survivors now live as humble farmers, constantly putting off the decision to find husbands for their two dau...
The Little Regiment and other episodes of the American Civil War
by Stephen Crane
The Secret Book of Kings
by Yochi Brandes
The untold story of Jerobaam, fourth king of lsrael, and Michal, King David's discarded Queen, by bestselling Israeli author Yochi Brandes. Stories are deadlier than swords. Swords kill only those who stand before them; stories decide who will live and die in generations to come. Shlom'am, a young man from the tribe of Ephraim, has grown up in the shadow of several secrets. He wonders why his father is deathly afraid of the King's soldiers, and why his mother has lied to him about the identities...
The Lost Temple
by Tom Harper
____________________________________For three thousand years, the world's most dangerous treasure has been lost. Now the code that reveals its hiding place is about to be broken ...Sam Grant is a disgraced ex-SOE soldier and an adventurer by trade. But he has a secret: six years ago, a dying archaeologist entrusted him with his life's work - transcripts of mysterious writing found in a hidden cave on Crete. Deciphered, it could lead to one of the greatest prizes in history.But the treasure is as...
Under the Eagle (Eagle, #1)
by Simon Scarrow
T is the year A.D. 42, and Centurion Macro, battle-scarred and fearless, is in the heart of Germany with the Second Legion, the toughest in the Roman army. Cato, a new recruit and the newly appointed second-in-command to Macro, will have more to prove than most. In a bloody skirmish with local trives, Cato gets his first chance to prove that he's more than a callow, privileged youth. As their next campaign takes them to a land of unparalleled barbarity--Britain--a special mission unfolds, thrust...
The Gardens Of Light (Emerging voices - new International fiction)
by Amin Maalouf
Born in a Mesopotamian village in the third century, the son of a Parthian warrior, Mani grows up in a volatile and dangerous world. As battle rages for control over the Middle East between the great Roman and Persian empires, as Jews and Christians, Buddhists and Zoroastrians fight for ascendency, Mani- painter, mystic, physician and prophet- makes his way through the battlefields to preach to his incandescent doctrine of humility, tolerance and love, a doctrine that comes to be known as Manich...
No Other Highlander
by Adrienne Basso
Lady Joan Armstrong Fraser was once the indulged and pampered daughter of a laird. But marriage to a brute changed her. When he sets her aside, she has only her wits and her beauty to protect herself and her child from the chaos of her former home. She will have to find another husband a man whose strength is more than a weapon against the weak. A man she can trust . . . if such a man even breathes.