#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BOOKLIST In her now classic novel Outlander, Diana Gabaldon told the story of Claire Randall, an English ex-combat nurse who walks through a stone circle in the Scottish Highlands in 1946, and disappears . . . into 1743. The story unfolded from there in seven bestselling novels, and CNN has called it ´´a grand adventure written on a canvas that probes the heart, weighs the soul and measures the human spirit across [centuries].´´ Now the story continues in Written in My Own Heart´s Blood. 1778: France declares war on Great Britain, the British army leaves Philadelphia, and George Washington´s troops leave Valley Forge in pursuit. At this moment, Jamie Fraser returns from a presumed watery grave to discover that his best friend has married his wife, his illegitimate son has discovered (to his horror) who his father really is, and his beloved nephew, Ian, wants to marry a Quaker. Meanwhile, Jamie´s wife, Claire, and his sister, Jenny, are busy picking up the pieces. The Frasers can only be thankful that their daughter Brianna and her family are safe in twentieth-century Scotland. Or not. In fact, Brianna is searching for her own son, who was kidnapped by a man determined to learn her family´s secrets. Her husband, Roger, has ventured into the past in search of the missing boy . . . never suspecting that the object of his quest has not left the present. Now, with Roger out of the way, the kidnapper can focus on his true target: Brianna herself. Written in My Own Heart´s Blood is the brilliant next chapter in a masterpiece of the imagination unlike any other. Praise for Written in My Own Heart´s Blood ´´[Written in My Own Heart´s Blood] features all the passion and swashbuckling that fans of this historical fantasy series have come to expect.´´-People ´´Another breakneck, rip-roaring, oh-so-addictive page-turner from Gabaldon . . . Take a deep breath, jump aboard, and enjoy the ride.´´-Library Journal ´´With her Outlander series, Gabaldon . . . successfully [juggles] a sizable and captivating cast of characters; developing thrilling plotlines that borrow equally from adventure, history, and romance; and meticulously integrating a wealth of fascinating period details into the story without slowing down the pace. The result is a sprawling and enthralling saga that is guaranteed to keep readers up long past their bedtimes.´´-Booklist (starred review)
Janes Welt ist noch nie heile gewesen ? das Gefühl, für ihre kleine Schwester und sich kämpfen zu müssen, ist, seit sie denken kann, ihr steter Begleiter gewesen. Um einige Schulden abzuarbeiten, muss sie in einem Club regelmäßig Drogen verkaufen. Doch in einer Nacht wird alles noch unerträglicher als sonst. Alle um sie herum scheinen durchzudrehen. Und dann ist da noch dieser widerliche Gestank, der sich wie eine Seuche über die ganze Stadt gelegt hat. Als sie dann von kränklich wirkenden Menschen attackiert wird ? erbarmungslos und mit dem Ziel, sie zu verletzen ? ist ihr Kumpel Matt ihre einzige Rettung. Es folgt ein actiongeladener Roadtrip der besonderen Art. Plötzlich steht die Gruppe einer postapokalyptischen Welt gegenüber, die scheinbar dem Untergang geweiht ist. Überleben ... nur wie? Die düstere Grundstimmung legt sich wie der Geruch der Infizierten über diese Dystopie und lässt einen beim Lesen den Atem anhalten. Ein finsterer Roman für alle, die Horror, dystopische Settings und blutende Herzen lieben.
´I couldn´t put down this thriller . . . the perfect book to read by the fire this winter.´ Bill Gates, ´5 books I loved in 2018´ WINNER OF THE FINANCIAL TIMES/MCKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2018 The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the multibillion-dollar biotech startup, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end, despite pressure from its charismatic CEO and threats by her lawyers. In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup ´´unicorn´´ promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes´s worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn´t work. In Bad Blood , John Carreyrou tells the riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley. Now to be adapted into a film, with Jennifer Lawrence to star. ´Chilling . . . Reads like a West Coast version of All the President´s Men .´ New York Times Book Review
When the United Nations Space Command decide to create a new generation of Spartans to defend humanity from threats both outside and within, they come to Gunnery Sergeant Edward Buck with an extraordinary proposition. With the Covenant War finally over, is it time for him to retire to the sidelines for a life he could only dream about...or is he prepared to step up and become part of the military´s new blood?
‘OMG what a story … you seriously need to read this one. I devoured this in one sitting, it is certainly one pulse-racing, nail-biting, gritty read … I thought my heart was going to explode … will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.’ Chelle’s Book Reviews The suitcase was badly rusted, and took Erika several attempts, but it yielded and sagged open as she unzipped it. Nothing could prepare her for what she would find inside… When a battered suitcase containing the dismembered body of a young man washes up on the shore of the river Thames, Detective Erika Foster is shocked. But it’s not the first time she’s seen such a brutal murder… Two weeks earlier, the body of a young woman was found dumped in an identical suitcase. What connects the two victims? As Erika and her team set to work, they quickly realise they are on the trail of a serial killer who has already made their next move. Yet just as Erika starts to make headway with the investigation, she is the target of a violent attack. Forced to recover at home, and with her personal life falling apart, everything is stacked against her, but nothing will stop Erika. As the body count rises, the case takes an even more twisted turn when the twin daughters of Erika’s colleague, Commander Marsh, are suddenly put in terrible jeopardy. The stakes are higher than ever before, but can Erika save the lives of two innocent children before it’s too late? She’s running out of time and about to make a disturbing discovery…there’s more than one killer. Brilliantly gripping, Cold Blood will have you hooked from the first page and holding your breath to the heart-stopping and shocking ending. Read what everyone is saying about Cold Blood: ‘Unputdownable ... I couldn´t read it fast enough and stayed up way too late ... best thriller I have read in ages and I´ve read some good ones ... this is as good as it gets, and for me it was brilliant. I loved it.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Robert Bryndza never fails to amaze me, he is such a gifted writer and I love the fact that he is able to maintain such a high standard of writing whilst keeping the series highly original in content. Would I recommend Cold Blood? It´s a ´´thousand´´ hell yeses and if you haven´t read this series yet you really need to.´ The Book Review Café ‘I absolutely LOVE Robert Bryndza’s writing and the Erika Foster series is probably one of the best female detective series I’ve read…..no wait, not just female, but the best detective series ever! …Wow; wow, wow!! Erika is back with a bang.’ Stardust Book Reviews ‘Blindingly excellent ... These books should come with a disclaimer as once you start reading you aren’t going to want to walk away. This is a book you are going to want to feast upon and devour as fast as you can…
The Blood Mirror is the action-packed fourth novel in the Lightbringer series by international bestseller Brent Weeks. The Seven Satrapies have collapsed into four - and those are falling before the White King´s armies. Gavin Guille, ex-emperor, ex-Prism, ex-galley slave, formerly the one man who might have averted war, is now lost, broken and trapped in a prison crafted by his own magical genius. But Gavin has no magic at all. Worse, in this prison, he may not be alone. Who will fight to prevent a tainted empire from becoming something even worse? ´Brent Weeks is so good it´s beginning to tick me off´ Peter V. Brett ´Weeks has a style of immediacy and detail that pulls the reader relentlessly into the story. He doesn´t allow you to look away´ Robin Hobb ´I was mesmerised from start to finish. Unforgettable characters, a plot that kept me guessing, non-stop action and the kind of in-depth storytelling that makes me admire a writer´s work´ Terry Brooks ´Weeks has truly cemented his place among the great epic fantasy writers of our time´ British Fantasy Society Books by Brent Weeks Night Angel The Way of Shadows Shadow´s Edge Beyond the Shadows Perfect Shadow (novella) Lightbringer The Black Prism The Blinding Knife The Broken Eye The Blood Mirror The Burning White
Wise Blood, Flannery O’Connor’s astonishing and haunting first novel, is a classic of twentieth-century literature. Focused on the story of Hazel Motes, a twenty-two-year-old caught in an unending struggle against his innate, desperate fate, this tale of redemption, retribution, false prophets, blindness, blindings, and wisdoms gives us one of the most riveting characters in twentieth-century American fiction.
Even a stone can bleed. Fleeing Kin, Amarie finds unexpected company with his old friend Talon and her trust in the mysterious auer only grows after a dangerous grygurr encounter. She uses Talon’s past with Kin to learn more about the Shade’s true intentions and the creature he calls Master. After Alana’s attempt to remind Kin of his priorities, he struggles between his sworn duty and the desire of his heart while in pursuit of Amarie. He must choose to remain loyal to the man who gave him power or tell her the truth and face the consequences. The journey takes them all to Aidensar, where much more is at stake than Kin and Amarie’s future together. New enemies and allies shake reality, shoving everyone towards the precipice of disaster. Blood of the Key is Book 2 in The Berylian Key trilogy, and Book 2 in the Pantracia Chronicles .