All the King's Men

Author: Robert Penn Warren

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156031042

Category: Fiction

Page: 661

View: 9741

Louisiana governor Willie Stark's obsession with political power leads to the ultimate corruption of his gubernatorial administration, in the story of the rise and fall of a Southern politician and demagogue in the 1930s. Reprint. (A Columbia Pictures film, written & directed by Steven Zaillian, releasing Fall 2006, starring Sean Penn, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, James Gandolfini, Mark Ruffalo, Patricia Clarkson, & Anthony Hopkins) (Historical Fiction)

Kings Rising

Book Three of the Captive Prince Trilogy

Author: C. S. Pacat

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698154320

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 7289

The worldwide phenomenon continues—from the boldly original author of Captive Prince and Prince’s Gambit. Damianos of Akielos has returned. His identity now revealed, Damen must face his master Prince Laurent as Damianos of Akielos, the man Laurent has sworn to kill. On the brink of a momentous battle, the future of both their countries hangs in the balance. In the south, Kastor's forces are massing. In the north, the Regent's armies are mobilising for war. Damen's only hope of reclaiming his throne is to fight together with Laurent against their usurpers. Forced into an uneasy alliance the two princes journey deep into Akielos, where they face their most dangerous opposition yet. But even if the fragile trust they have built survives the revelation of Damen's identity—can it stand against the Regents final, deadly play for the throne? From the Trade Paperback edition.

All the King's Men

Author: Lia Cooper

Publisher: The Spec Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9865

Prince Aubrey thought his family was safe following the arrest of his traitorous uncle during the summer’s Tri-fete, but he soon learns the man’s assassination attempt on the Hight King was only the tip of the ice berg. The court is about to descend into chaos as Aubrey and his loyal companion, the Honorable Winston Dupuis, begin investigating Lord Riven’s claims that treachery and betrayal in Pacchia are much older than any of them had previously suspected. Meanwhile, Aubrey continues to struggles with his duties to the kingdom and his duties to his own heart as the noble alphas begin circling for his hand in courtship. Nothing will ever be the same in the mythical kingdom of Pacchia. Based on the a/b/o gender structure. This story contains explicit M/M content.

The Tale of Despereaux

Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread

Author: Kate DiCamillo

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763649430

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 6284

The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.

King's Cage

Author: Victoria Aveyard

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062310712

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 528

View: 6427

The #1 New York Times bestselling series! In this breathless third installment to Victoria Aveyard’s #1 New York Times bestselling Red Queen series, rebellion is rising and allegiances will be tested on every side. Mare Barrow is a prisoner, powerless without her lightning, tormented by her lethal mistakes. She lives at the mercy of a boy she once loved, a boy made of lies and betrayal. Now a king, Maven Calore continues weaving his dead mother's web in an attempt to maintain control over his country—and his prisoner. As Mare bears the weight of Silent Stone in the palace, her once-ragtag band of newbloods and Reds continue organizing, training, and expanding. They prepare for war, no longer able to linger in the shadows. And Cal, the exiled prince with his own claim on Mare's heart, will stop at nothing to bring her back. When blood turns on blood, and ability on ability, there may be no one left to put out the fire—leaving Norta as Mare knows it to burn all the way down. Perfect for fans of George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series, King’s Cage is the third high-stakes installment in the #1 New York Times bestselling Red Queen series. And don’t miss War Storm, the thrilling final book in the bestselling Red Queen series!

Misery

A Novel

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501143107

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 4711

After an almost fatal car crash, novelist Paul Sheldon finds himself being nursed by a deranged fan who holds him captive.

The King in Yellow

Author: Robert William Chambers

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: N.A

Category: Horror tales

Page: 316

View: 1713

A milestone of American supernatural fiction, The King in Yellow created a sensation upon its 1895 publication. Since then, it has markedly influenced writers in the genre, most famously, H. P. Lovecraft. Author Robert W. Chambers has been hailed as a writer of remarkable imaginative powers and the historic link between Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King.

All the President's Men

Author: Carl Bernstein,Bob Woodward

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684863553

Category: History

Page: 349

View: 478

The two Washington Post reporters present the inside story of their inquiry into the persons involved in the Watergate scandal

Captive Prince

Author: C. S. Pacat

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698155084

Category: Fiction

Page: 209

View: 7790

From global phenomenon C. S. Pacat comes the first novel in her critically acclaimed Captive Prince trilogy. Damen is a warrior hero to his people, and the rightful heir to the throne of Akielos, but when his half brother seizes power, Damen is captured, stripped of his identity, and sent to serve the prince of an enemy nation as a pleasure slave. Beautiful, manipulative and deadly, his new master Prince Laurent epitomizes the worst of the court at Vere. But in the lethal political web of the Veretian court, nothing is as it seems, and when Damen finds himself caught up in a play for the throne, he must work together with Laurent to survive and save his country. For Damen, there is just one rule: never, ever reveal his true identity. Because the one man Damen needs is the one man who has more reason to hate him than anyone else...

Opal (a Raven Cycle Story)

Author: Maggie Stiefvater

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338306642

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 36

View: 9647

An enchanting story from Maggie Stiefvater featuring Opal, Ronan, and Adam from her bestselling Raven Cycle, taking place after the events of The Raven King.

Obsidian

The Dragon Kings

Author: Kimberly Loth

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781523890729

Category: Dragons

Page: 204

View: 7823

Seventeen-year-old Aspen is a skydiving, rock climbing, adrenaline junky. All her life, she's been fascinated by the dragons who roam near her home in Yellowstone Park. Yes, Dragons. Though no human has ever gotten close enough to touch one. Except Aspen. While most people avoid the national parks because of the resident dragons, Aspen spends most of her free time in search of the feared and misunderstood creatures. For her, studying the dragons is a way to escape a painful past and avoid getting too close to anyone. She'd rather track dragons in the wild and through the lens of her camera than talk to real people. But then Aspen meets a hot new guy at school, Sid King. He's the one person she's ever met who shares her obsession with all things dragon. But even as she feels strangely drawn to the mysterious boy, she senses he's hiding his own set of dark and powerful secrets. When hikers start turning up dead in the park, everyone suspects the formidable predators. Unless Aspen can prove their innocence, every one of her beloved dragons is in danger of eradication. After Aspen and Sid uncover a sinister plot behind the brutal attacks, Aspen can no longer deny that Sid somehow knows more about the deaths than he should and the secrets they both keep threaten to rip their lives apart forever.

The Man in the High Castle

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547601204

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 2090

“The single most resonant and carefully imagined book of Dick’s career.” —New York Times It’s America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco, the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages. All because some twenty years earlier the United States lost a war—and is now occupied by Nazi Germany and Japan. This harrowing, Hugo Award–winning novel is the work that established Philip K. Dick as an innovator in science fiction while breaking the barrier between science fiction and the serious novel of ideas. In it Dick offers a haunting vision of history as a nightmare from which it may just be possible to wake. Winner of the Hugo Award

The Way of Kings

Author: Brandon Sanderson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0765376679

Category: Fiction

Page: 1008

View: 1353

Introduces the world of Roshar through the experiences of a war-weary royal compelled by visions, a highborn youth condemned to military slavery, and a woman who is desperate to save her impoverished house.

Captains and the Kings

A Novel

Author: Taylor Caldwell

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504039017

Category: Fiction

Page: 816

View: 5197

New York Times Bestseller: Sweeping from the 1850s through the early 1920s, this towering family saga examines the price of ambition and power. Joseph Francis Xavier Armagh is twelve years old when he gets his first glimpse of the promised land of America through a dirty porthole in steerage on an Irish immigrant ship. His long voyage, dogged by tragedy, ends not in the great city of New York but in the bigoted, small town of Winfield, Pennsylvania, where his younger brother, Sean, and his infant sister, Regina, are sent to an orphanage. Joseph toils at whatever work will pay a living wage and plans for the day he can take his siblings away from St. Agnes’s Orphanage and make a home for them all. Joseph’s journey will catapult him to the highest echelons of power and grant him entry into the most elite political circles. Even as misfortune continues to follow the Armagh family like an ancient curse, Joseph takes his revenge against the uncaring world that once took everything from him. He orchestrates his eldest son Rory’s political ascent from the offspring of an Irish immigrant to US senator. And Joseph will settle for nothing less than the pinnacle of glory: seeing his boy crowned the first Catholic president of the United States. Spanning seventy years, Captains and the Kings, which was adapted into an eight-part television miniseries, is Taylor Caldwell’s masterpiece about nineteenth- and early twentieth-century America, and the grit, ambition, fortitude, and sheer hubris it takes for an immigrant to survive and thrive in a dynamic new land.

Journey to the West

Author: Anthony C. Yu

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226971537

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 5620

The Journey to the West, volume 3, comprises the third twenty-five chapters of Anthony C. Yu's four-volume translation of Hsi-yu Chi, one of the most beloved classics of Chinese literature. The fantastic tale recounts the sixteen-year pilgrimage of the monk Hsüan-tsang (596-664), one of China's most illustrious religious heroes, who journeyed to India with four animal disciples in quest of Buddhist scriptures. For nearly a thousand years, his exploits were celebrated and embellished in various accounts, culminating in the hundred-chapter Journey to the West, which combines religious allegory with romance, fantasy, humor, and satire.

The Return of the King

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien,Alan Lee

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618260553

Category: Fiction

Page: 1170

View: 2051

An epic detailing the Great War of the Ring, a struggle between good and evil in Middle-Earth, in which the tiny Hobbits play a key role.

The Fellowship of the Ring

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780007522903

Category: Fiction

Page: 407

View: 8126

Fantasy fiction. When they were first published, THE HOBBIT and THE LORD OF THE RINGS became instant classics. Treasured by readers young and old, these works of sweeping fantasy, steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness have sold more than 150 million copies around the world. This new boxed set contains both titles and features brand new cover designs. It offers readers a new opportunity to discover Tolkien's remarkable world of Middle-earth and to follow the complete story of Bilbo Baggins and the Hobbits' part in the epic quest for the Ring beginning with Bilbo's fateful visit from Gandalf and culminating in the dramatic climax between Frodo and Gollum atop Mount Doom.