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Aaron Allston

Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa Solo, and their surviving children set off on a journey of discovery and hardship, obstacles and victories, in the aftermath of the civil war that rocked the galaxy.

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Josephine Cox

On a fateful night in 1860, Thadius Grady realises, too late, that he has made a grave mistake. In blind faith he has put himself and his daughter Emma at the mercy of his sister and her conniving husband, Caleb Crowther - for he has entrusted to them his entire fortune and the daughter he adores. With his dying breath he pleads to see his daughter one last time - but Caleb's heart is made of stone. A feared Lancashire Justice, Caleb Crowther is a womaniser and a gambler, and now the inheritance due to Emma is as much in his hands as is the beautiful Emma Grady herself. But Caleb lives in fear of the past, for how did Emma's mother mysteriously die? And what made Thadius and Caleb hate the river people so intensely? History seems likely to repeat itself when Emma falls helplessly in love with Marlow Tanner, a young bargee. For Marlow and Emma, it is an impossible love - a love made in Heaven, but which could carry them both to Hell . . .

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Rosemary Sutcliff

Rescued as a baby from a shipwrecked Roman galley, Beric is raised in a British tribe but is never fully accepted by them. When disaster and bad times come to the clan, they believe it is down to Beric - that he has brought bad luck and misfortune to them - and they cast him out. Left alone without family or friends, Beric is sold into slavery in Rome and then condemned to a life on the rowing-bench of a Roman galley. With danger and death all around him, Beric must free himself and try and build a new life.

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Michelle Paver

The dreadful secret that Torak carries with him at the close of SOUL EATER is revealed and he is cast out from the clans. It's his fourteenth summer. He's alone, cut off even from Wolf and Renn. Hunted and on the run he takes refuge in unknown territory - the haunted reedbeds of Lake Axehead, where he is menaced by the Hidden People. Other threats lurk nearby and his battle with the Soul-Eaters is far from over . . . As he fights for his life, Torak uncovers a deception too awful to contemplate, one that shakes him to the core and shatters his world. Launched at the height of the Harry Potter phenomenon, the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness is the ultimate magical adventure. This edition contains brand new interviews with Michelle Paver. Audio edition also available, read by Ian McKellen.

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Inge Deutschkron

The author describes her experiences as a young Jewish girl in Berlin during World War II, when she and her mother attempted to live as non-Jews after all hope of escape from the city had vanished

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Gary D. Svee

On the outskirts of a Montana frontier town, a fugitive risks his life to protect a mother and her son The miners, innocents all, didn’t recognize the beast that stalked in their midst until an early blizzard stripped them of shelter and food. They huddled in one tent, listening to the winter winds sing of their deaths. Hunger stalked these men, felling them one by one. Miles Standish is on the run, an innocent man accused of unspeakable crimes. The Moose Creek Cannibal, as he is known, seeks refuge in an isolated cabin near the hardscrabble town of Last Chance, Montana. Hoping to lie low, he is pulled instead into the lives of his neighbors, Iona and her son Arch. He soon learns that they too are victims of those eager to believe lies rather than seek the truth. Meanwhile, Samuel Bodner, the only other person to survive the freezing hell at the Moose Creek Mine, relentlessly stalks the Moose Creek Cannibal. The pursuit has so dominated Miles’s every waking moment that he sometimes wonders if Bodner’s gruesome allegations might actually be true. As he comes to care deeply for Iona and Arch, Miles must decide if he is willing to sacrifice his freedom in order to save his friends from the evil visited on them.

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Jose Latour

From the hot writer everybody’s talking about — the author of the sensational Havana Best Friends. Elliot Steill, the product of a brief union between his Cuban mother and an American-born labourer, is an unhappy teacher in Havana when a man claiming to be a friend of Steill’s deceased father arrives in Cuba and offers him the chance to escape. The plan goes dangerously amiss, and Steill is soon on the hunt through Miami’s mean streets for the man who betrayed him. To find him, Steill first has to figure out why he was singled out, an exercise that has him mentally searching his past in Cuba for clues. The fast-paced story, which reveals as much about real life in Cuba as it does about the émigré community in Miami, sees Steill transformed into a man of hair-trigger reactions as he’s forced into playing an increasingly violent game of cat and mouse. In just one of the novel’s many twists, the teacher becomes the fast learner he has to be to navigate this new world of greed, corruption, and crime — but also of compassion so unexpected it is wrenching. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Carla de Jong

Doodse stilte op de set Soapster Stef Jarden staat net aan het begin van een serieuze carrière als acteur. Hij hoopt helemaal door te breken met de nieuwe film van cultregisseur Koen Welkamp. Dan wordt hij op uiterst agressieve wijze om het leven gebracht. Stef leidde bepaald geen onbesproken liefdesleven en zorgde ook op de set voor haat en nijd. Als er een tweede slachtoffer valt, wordt rechercheur Birgitta Reve op de zaak gezet. Probeert iemand de voltooiing van de film waar zoveel carrières van afhangen te verhinderen? Birgitta en haar collega's raken bij hun onderzoek steeds meer verstrikt in de wirwar van intriges die spelen op de set. Met Outcast bewijst Carla de Jong opnieuw haar talent in het neerzetten van menselijke relaties en de duistere drijfveren van haar personages. Rechercheur Birgitta Reve, die haar intrede deed [hoofdrol] in Serpent, is helemaal terug en staat voor een reeks moeilijke beslissingen.

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Rosemary Sutcliff

From author Rosemary Sutcliff, author of the classic tale The Eagle of the Ninth, comes Outcast, the tale of an orphan boy in the ancient world. When a Roman ship is wrecked off the coast of Britain, an infant, Beric, is the only survivor, saved by members of a British tribe. They name him Beric and bring him up among them, until the time comes when they can ignore his ancestry no longer. Then Beric is cast out from the only home he has ever known and forced to find his one place in a treacherous world. With illustrations by Richard Kennedy, Outcast is sure to delight middle grade lovers of historical adventure. "Rosemary Sutcliff's superb historical imagination never fails." -- The New York Herald Tribune

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Kathryn Hockett

When valiant Nordic warrior Torin comes in search of Viking Jarl's youngest son "Eric," he is stunned to discover that "Eric" is actually Erica, a spirited and sensual woman, and as he prepares to leave without her, he is taken captive by vengeful clansmen and his only hope is Erica, who will only help him if he will take her to her father, forcing them to embark on a journey fraught with danger and desire. Original.

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C. J. Redwine

A thrilling, dangerous adventure, this digital prequel novella to C. J. Redwine's Defiance and Deception features Quinn, a popular character from the series. Quinn Runningbrook knows a hundred ways to kill a man and make it hurt. He can track, ambush, and torture his prey with terrifying skill—just like his father taught him. But every kill consumes another piece of him, and Quinn longs to stop, to save himself and his sister, Willow, from becoming like his father—a man who kills for entertainment. But when Quinn refuses to torture a group of trespassers caught too close to the Tree Village where his family lives and instead kills them quickly, he disobeys a direct order from his father . . . and Willow is forced to take his place. Suddenly, Quinn isn't the favored apprentice to the family business of "protecting" the Tree Village anymore. Willow is. When Jared Adams—a courier from the nearby city-state of Baalboden—is caught traveling too close to their borders, Willow is ordered to kill him. But Quinn knows that Jared doesn't deserve torture or death. And he realizes he has to take action . . . or the fate chosen for Willow and himself by their father will remain carved in stone. Epic Reads Impulse is a digital imprint with new releases each month.

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J.C. Diem

Banished from Asgard, Loki is forced to flee from hideous green aliens who intend to kill him. He falls through a strange portal and ends up on a dystopian version of Earth. Deeply out of his depth in this harsh, post-apocalyptic world, his only hope of finding his way home lies with an outcast. Bianca Caldwell’s short life has been an endless struggle for survival. When a god practically falls into her arms, she embarks on a journey that will take her far away from the cave in Texas that she calls her home. For reasons she doesn’t understand, she feels compelled to help him even though danger follows in his wake. They are strongly drawn to each other during their perilous journey. Both feel as if they have a connection, almost as if they’ve met before. But that is impossible, since they come from different realities as well as dissimilar worlds. Forging an uneasy alliance, they must learn to trust each other in order to survive against the droids, clones and hostile humans who hunt them. Norse gods, Norse mythology, Loki, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, dystopian, apocalypse, post apocalypse, end of world, sci-fi, science fiction

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Joan Johnston

Society bachelor and former army sniper Ben Benedict moves between two worlds—from high-society Washington to the mean city streets, from tuxedos to Glocks. His powerful Virginia family wants him out of harm's way, but Ben stays on the job, determined to make amends for a past that haunts him. Dr. Anna Schuster is fighting demons of her own when she crosses paths with Agent Benedict. The two become adversaries—and lovers—as they search for an Al Qaeda operative bent on revenge. Ben must fight against time—and his own darkness—to rescue millions of innocents and the woman he loves from a virulent bioweapon in the hands of a dangerous enemy.

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Adrienne Kress

"With a crisp, engaging voice and sharp wit, Adrienne Kress is always a treat to read." —Kelley Armstrong, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author “A refreshingly different take on angel mythology with a funny, gutsy, shotgun-toting heroine and a rivetingly sexy hero. Set in an eerie deep south town, OUTCAST is a spooky, spirited, compulsively readable story—charged with wit, wisdom, and bittersweet romance.” —Lesley Livingston, author of the internationally bestselling Wondrous Strange series They come out of the sky and take you. Everyone knows that. After six years of “angels” coming out of the sky and taking people from her town, 16-year-old Riley Carver has just about had it living with the constant fear. When one decides to terrorize her in her own backyard, it’s the final straw. She takes her mother’s shotgun and shoots the thing. So it’s dead. Or … not? In place of the creature she shot, is a guy. A really hot guy. A really hot alive and breathing guy. Oh, and he’s totally naked. Not sure what to do, she drags his unconscious body to the tool shed and ties him up. After all, he’s an angel and they have tricks. When he regains consciousness she’s all set to interrogate him about why the angels come to her town, and how to get back her best friend (and almost boyfriend) Chris, who was taken the year before. But it turns out the naked guy in her shed is just as confused about everything as she is. He thinks it’s 1956. Set in the deep south, OUTCAST is a story of love, trust, and coming of age. It’s also a story about the supernatural, a girl with a strange sense of humor who’s got wicked aim, a greaser from the 50’s, and an army of misfits coming together for one purpose: To kick some serious angel ass.

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Erin Hunter

For use in schools and libraries only. Firestar's grandchildren--Lionpaw, Hollypaw, and Jaypaw--progress in their training to become warrior cats and are drawn for different reasons to the mountains and the Tribe of Rushing Water.

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Shimon Ballas

Outcast is narrated by Haroun Soussan, a Jewish convert to Islam. Soussan’s character is based on a historical figure, Ahmad (Nissim) Soussa, who converted to Islam in the 1930s and whose work ended up being used as propaganda during the era of Saddam Hussein. The narrator is a civil engineer and historian who’s just completed his life’s work, The Jews and History. The book opens with his getting an award from the President (Saddam Hussein) during the period of the Iran-Iraq War. The text we are reading, the novel, is his autobiography, written at the age of seventy, where he explores his own personal and political history, including his relationship with his daughter and his friends, among them a militant communist in political exile in Eastern Europe. Soussan’s narrative moves in and out of the present, the recent and more distant past, providing a unique and intimate chronicle of Iraq’s contemporary political history. His friends and comrades provide pathways into different aspects of Iraqi history, political resistance, repression, and allegiance. Praise for Outcast: “Tells readers more about Iraq than many commentaries being offered up these days” – Le Monde " . . . reveals more about modern Iraq than nearly all Americans put together know, and Ballas creates one of the most relevant, most important characters in contemporary fiction." – Booklist, Starred Review "Ballas fictionalizes the life of Ahmad Soussa, an Iraqi Jew who converted to Islam in the 1930s. . . . his writing . . . is immediate, vivid and richly elusive . . . As a case study in the rationalization of personal and political contradiction, the novel is entirely clear." – Publishers Weekly, Starred Review "Outcast is the fictional memoir of Haroun Saussan, an Iraqi academic, a grandfather, a civil engineer and historian, a Jew who converted to Islam . . . He finds himself caught between identities: 'a Muslim come from without.' Disturbing dreams help him to unify the disparate parts of his character and soothe his many regrets." – Los Angeles Times "Reading Shimon Ballas is a journey into the unknown part of the picture. This Iraqi writer who immigrated to Israel when he was a young man represents in his writing the none said in modern Hebrew literature. For the Palestinian victims who became a minority in their homeland, he is one of them, as he is the unspoken voice of conscience for Israeli Jews. This combination has made Ballas’s voice unique in Middle Eastern writing, and completely outside the framework of the official political, biographical, and creative life of contemporary Israel. Reading this literature has been a way for me to discover my mirror and recover the other half of my soul." – Elias Khoury, author of Gate of the Sun Shimon Ballas was born in Baghdad in 1930 and immigrated to Israel in 1951. Before retirement, he taught Arab Literature there, and now spends part of the year in Paris, where he does most of his writing.

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Cheryl L Brooks

Sold into slavery when his planet was destroyed, Lynx was enslaved in a harem. He is a favorite due to his feline gene, which gives him remarkable sexual powers, but after ten years, Lynx is exhausted. Thrown out without a penny, Lynx is bitter and anti-female. He emigrates to a new planet but can only find a job with a female rancher. Bonnie's boyfriend has left with all their money and she needs help with the ranch. Lynx is cynical, but honest, and though he has made it clear that he wants no part of a romantic relationship, Bonnie can't resist him. She finds out about his impotence and becomes determined not to let such a beautiful and sensual young man go to waste. The fourth book in wildly popular Cat Star Chronicles, a paranormal romance series featuring heroes with a feline gene that gives them remarkable sexual powers. The Cat Star Chronicles: Slave (Book 1) Warrior (Book 2) Rogue (Book 3) Outcast (Book 4) Fugitive (Book 5) Hero (Book 6) Virgin (Book 7) Stud (Book 8) Wildcat (Book 9) Rebel (Book 10) Praise for Cheryl Brooks: "Brooks presents a nice futuristic story with some interesting worlds and Aliens in this Cat Star Chronicles offering. Fascinating world customs, a bit of a mystery and the relationship between the hero and heroine make this a very sensual romance... the hero is quite interesting, and the heroine a strong, independent woman." —The Romantic Times "A compelling tale of danger, intrigue, and sizzling romance!"—Candace Havens, author of Like a Charm