By Andrew Motion

A rip-roaring sequel to Treasure Island—Robert Louis Stevenson’s liked classic—about younger neighbors and their high-seas event with harmful pirates and long-lost treasure.
 
it really is nearly 40 years after the occasions of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island:  Jim Hawkins now runs an resort known as the Hispaniola at the English coast together with his son, Jim, and lengthy John Silver has back to England to reside in obscurity together with his daughter, Natty. Their lives are quiet and unremarkable; their adventures have probably ended.
      yet for Jim and Natty, the journey is simply starting. One evening, Natty ways younger Jim with a proposition: go back to Treasure Island and locate the remainder treasure that their fathers left at the back of such a lot of years ahead of. As Jim and Natty set sail of their fathers' footsteps, they quick examine that this trip usually are not easy.  instantly, they arrive up opposed to murderous pirates, long-held grudges, and greed and deception lurking in each nook. And after they arrive on Treasure Island, they locate negative scenes looking ahead to them—difficulties which require all their wit in addition to their courage.  Nor does the journey finish there, on the grounds that they must sail homeward again...
      Andrew Motion’s sequel—rollicking, heartfelt, and completely brilliant—would make Robert Louis Stevenson proud.

Show description

Read More →

By Eric Newby

A vintage of trip writing, 'A brief stroll within the Hindu Kush' is Eric Newby's iconic account of his trip via some of the most distant and gorgeous wildernesses on the earth. It was once 1956, and Eric Newby used to be incomes a fantastic residing within the chaotic relations enterprise of London high fashion. Pining for event, Newby despatched his good friend Hugh Carless the now-famous cable - are you able to commute NURISTAN JUNE? - atmosphere in movement a mythical trip from Mayfair to Afghanistan, and the mountains of the Hindu Kush, north-east of Kabul. green and unwell ready (their arrangements concerned not anything greater than a few counsel from a Welsh waitress), the amateurish rogues embark on a month of experience and difficulty in a single of the main attractive wildernesses on the earth - a trip that adventurers with extra adventure and feel may perhaps by no means have undertaken. With stable humour, sharp wit and willing remark, the fascinating narrative sort of 'A brief stroll within the Hindu Kush' could quickly crystallise Newby's attractiveness as one of many maximum go back and forth writers of all time. one of many maximum go back and forth classics from one among Britain's best-loved commute writers, this variation contains new pictures, an epilogue from Newby's traveling better half, Hugh Carless, and a prologue from one among Newby's maximum proponents, Evelyn Waugh.

Show description

Read More →

By Michael Buckley

In the ultimate quantity within the Sisters Grimm sequence, Sabrina, Daphne, and the remainder of the Grimms and their associates needs to face off opposed to the grasp to make your mind up the destiny of Ferryport Landing—and the area. whilst reflect fails to flee the barrier utilizing Granny Relda’s physique, he turns to his plan B: killing all of the Grimms in order that the mystical barrier collapses. meanwhile, Sabrina has accrued the opposite magic mirrors as advisors on easy methods to take care of their mortal enemy. They inform her to hitch forces with the Scarlet Hand opposed to replicate, in alternate for supplying all of the voters of Ferryport touchdown their freedom. This ultimate bankruptcy is the tip of the line for numerous liked characters, however the end is bound to fulfill committed lovers of the sequence.

Show description

Read More →

By Jeremy Laszlo

Seth is a tender guy torn through worry and indecision. His existence now not in his fingers, he fears an doubtful destiny the place the single walk in the park is a lifetime of servitude to the dominion. thankfully for Seth, he isn't on my own. His brother Garret too attends the selecting rite the place their fates can be determined. jointly the twins make their option to the fort urban of Valdadore for the selecting rite yet alongside the best way Seth notices a wierd new development in his lifestyles. Time after time unusual conditions befall him in what others may name a accident, yet Seth is familiar with whatever else is amiss and starts off mentally cataloging each one new and weird occasion. studying his prior is all a lie, Seth starts to worry extra for his destiny as a dismal goddess vies for his carrier to her reason. Seths loyalties and obligations start to stack up as he makes acquaintances and allies or even falls in love, yet with the selecting rite transforming into ever closer will he be compelled to escape the dominion right into a lifetime of exile, or decide to serve the goddess who swears that purely via her will he locate peace.

Show description

Read More →

By Rick Cook

Getting ready to guard a twenty-foot dragon from the wrath of his personal spouse, Wiz joins forces along with his eccentric partners in an event packed with Soviet ex-spies, a band of dwarves, zombie dragon riders, and a fluffy purple mechanical rabbit.

Show description

Read More →

By Rosemary Mahoney

Whilst Rosemary Mahoney, in 1998, took a solo journey down the Nile in a seven-foot rowboat, she stumbled on glossy Egypt for herself. As a rower, she confronted crocodiles and testy river currents; as a feminine, she faced deeply-held ideals approximately international girls whereas carefully closing open to actual friendship; and, as a vacationer, she skilled occasions that ranged from the funny to the hair-raising--including an come upon that begun as essentially the most scary of her existence and ended as an edifying and chastening lesson in human nature and cultural false impression. even if she's assembly Nubians and Egyptians, or discovering connections to Westerners who traveled up the Nile in prior times--Florence Nightingale and Gustave Flaubert between them--Mahoney's expert interest concerning the international by no means ceases to captivate the reader.

"A pilgrimage approximately pilgrims and holy locations that's not merely enlightening but in addition very funny." -Paul Theroux (on The Singular Pilgrim)

"Mahoney is a superbly powerful catalytic agent: she is going to eire and simply makes the rustic occur round her." -Jonathan Raban (on Whoredom in Kimmage)

"Mahoney, who has been rowing for 10 12 months, brilliantly juxtaposes an account of her personal palm-blistering hours at the Nile....with the diary entries of 2 Victorian travelers-Gustave Flaubert and Florence Nightingale."
--Lisa Fugard, New York instances ebook Review

Show description

Read More →

By Wilbur Smith

Wilbur Smith, one of many world's such a lot acclaimed experience writers, returns to the area of old Egypt with Warlock, the lovely sequel to the ny Times bestselling River God. within the wake of a sixty-year battle over the reign of the kingdoms of Egypt, younger pharaohs have risen to say energy, yet just one can prevail, figuring out the destiny of his empire forever...

The challenge of Prince Nefer, rightful inheritor to the throne, is to rebuild an impressive state within the stark and tumbled ruins of the embattled urban of Gallala. the will of Lord Naja is to spoil his rival and rule the land with unholy supremacy. yet Nefer has on his facet the warlock Taita, a matchless best friend and mythical priest of infamous powers...

To see their dream come real, Nefer and Taita needs to remain one step prior to the wicked murderer, continue to exist the tortuous shadow of her ever-pursuing armies, and outwit the stunning betrayals of is personal flesh and blood. As Nefer's braveness raises, and as Taita's magic grows extra beguiling, so grows more desirable the facility in their tireless enemies....

Now, with the specter of tyranny and blood thundering nearer and nearer towards the weak gates of Gallala, the final word conflict for Egypt will begin...

Show description

Read More →

By Valerie Douglas

Elon of Aerilann, Elven consultant to the excessive King of fellows, helped negotiate the treaty among his humans, Dwarves, and males. He abruptly unearths that fragile truce threatened from with out through an unknown enemy and from inside by means of outdated hatreds and prejudice. through his true-friend Colath, the wizard Jareth, and the Elven archer Jalila, he searches for the resource of the threat.

To look after the alliance, although, Elon should make a choice from accountability and his Elven honor...

Show description

Read More →

By Bear Grylls

Beck Granger is on a visit to Colombia. His anthropologist uncle has taken him alongside on a trip to Don Rafael de Castillo, a descendent of an excellent explorer who claimed to have stumbled on a misplaced urban of gold. however the mystery of the town died with the explorer . . . before. Beck’s uncle and Don Rafael think they comprehend the place to discover town, yet earlier than they locate it, they're either abducted. With Marco and Christina—the Don's children—Beck needs to trigger into the wilds of Colombia to discover the town and produce his uncle again. alongside the way in which he needs to construct a raft, negotiate wild river rapids, make camp, shield his buddies from wild animals, and hold all of them alive within the jungle. This fast paced, fascinating event can be choked with actual survival information and tips.

Show description

Read More →

By Ross Thomas

A stuntman searches for a colleague whom he inspiration he killed lengthy ago
Two pirates do conflict on an previous junk send in Singapore Harbor. They jump nimbly from deck to rigging, crossing swords like fencing masters. after which one surprises the opposite, cutting a rope and sending the unlucky pirate tumbling into the bay. this is often how stuntman Angelo Sacchetti dies.
 
Edward Cauthorne was once his opponent, a fellow stuntman whose profession died besides Sacchetti. He’s promoting used autos whilst thugs technique him. They’re emissaries from Sacchetti’s godfather, a Mafia don. Sacchetti is alive after all—alive sufficient to be blackmailing the don—and they firmly request that Cauthorne locate him. the hunt takes Cauthorne again to Singapore, to threat his personal existence for the sake of the fellow he inspiration he’d killed.

Show description

Read More →