The Lantern Bearers (The Roman Britain Trilogy)

By Rosemary Sutcliff

The final of the Roman military have set sail and left Britain endlessly, forsaking it to civil warfare and the specter of a Saxon invasion. Aquila, a tender Legionnaire, abandoned his regiment to stick at the back of along with his relations, yet his domestic and all that he loves are destroyed. Years of complication and combating stick with, and finally, there's just one factor left in Aquila's life―his thirst for revenge . . .

The Lantern Bearers is the winner of the 1959 Carnegie Medal in Literature.

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Curtsies & Conspiracies (Finishing School)

By Gail Carriger

Does one desire 4 totally grown foxgloves for adorning a dinner desk for 6 site visitors? Or is it six foxgloves to kill 4 absolutely grown guests?

Sophronia's first yr at Mademoiselle Geraldine's completing Academy for younger women of caliber has definitely been rousing! For something, completing tuition is education her to be a undercover agent (won't Mumsy be surprised?). in addition, Sophronia obtained combined up in an intrigue over a stolen equipment and had a cheese pie thrown at her in a such a lot horrid demonstrate of terrible manners.

Now, as she sneaks round the dirigible university, eavesdropping at the lecturers' quarters and making clandestine climbs to the ship's boiler room, she learns that there's extra to a box journey to London than is clear firstly. A conspiracy is afoot--one with dire implications for either supernaturals and people. Sophronia needs to depend on her education to find who's at the back of the harmful plot--and continue to exist the London Season with an entire dance card.

In this bestselling sequel to New York Times bestselling Etiquette & Espionage, classification is again in consultation with extra petticoats and poison, tea trays and treason. Gail's distinct voice, signature humor, and plush steampunk surroundings are bound to be the peak of style this season.

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Odette's Secrets

By Maryann Macdonald

Odette is a tender Jewish lady residing in Paris in the course of a deadly time. The Nazis have invaded town, and each day brings new threats. After Odette's father enlists within the French military and her mom joins the Resistance, Odette is shipped to the geographical region until eventually it really is secure to return.

On the skin, she leads the lifetime of a standard girl―going to varsity, doing chores, or even attending Catholic Mass with different kids. yet inside of, she is burning with secrets and techniques in regards to the lifestyles she left at the back of and her actual identity.

Inspired by way of the lifetime of the true Odette Meyers―and written in relocating free-verse poetry―this is a narrative of braveness, of choice to outlive, and of a tender lady pressured to conceal in simple sight.

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Ragtime in Simla (Joe Sandilands Murder Mysteries)

By Barbara Cleverly

Simla 1922. whereas the remainder of India bakes within the sizzling season, up within the pine-scented coolness of the Himalayan hills the English have recreated a imaginative and prescient of domestic. listed below are half-timbered homes, beginner theatricals, gymkhanas and a glittering vice-regal courtroom for the socialites. The summer season capital of the British Raj is fizzing with the power of the jazz age. it really is towards this kingdom that detective Joe Sandilands is heading because the visitor of the governor of Bengal. but if Joe's traveling significant other, a Russian opera singer, is shot lifeless at his aspect at the street to Simla, he reveals himself plunged right into a homicide research. As Joe starts to solve the secret which has its roots within the aftermath of the 1st global warfare, he discovers that at the back of the glowing facade of Simla lies a path of homicide, vice and blackmail.

From the Paperback edition.

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The Hidden Gallery (The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 2)

By Maryrose Wood

Because of their plucky governess, leave out Penelope Lumley, Alexander, Beowulf, and Cassiopeia are even more like young ones than wolf cubs now. they're familiar with donning outfits. They rarely howl on the moon. And for the main half, they withstand the urge to chase squirrels up trees.

Yet the Incorrigibles aren't solely civilized, and nonetheless controlled to wreck girl Constance's Christmas ball, approximately destroying the grand residence. So whereas Ashton position is being restored, Penelope, the Ashtons, and the kids absorb place of abode in London. As they discover town, Penelope and the Incorrigibles notice extra approximately themselves as clues concerning the children's--and Penelope's own--mysterious prior crop up within the so much unforeseen ways...

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The Dark Discovery of Jack Dandy (The Steampunk Chronicles, Book 2.25)

By Kady Cross

Earlier than he makes his visual appeal within the lady with the Iron contact, Jack Dandy had an experience of his own. find out how his activities set the plot in movement at the hours of darkness Discovery of Jack Dandy, a quick teaser tale from writer Kady Cross's Steampunk Chronicles.

Jack Dandy didn't turn into prince of the London underworld at slightly twenty-one by means of being softhearted, whether a definite woman in a metal corset has wormed her manner into his affections of overdue. He is familiar with tips to control, appeal and rob humans blind. And if his felony actions embarrass his aristocratic father, loads the better.

So while a pal of Jack's father hires him for an underhanded task, Jack is worked up to oblige--for an outrageous price, after all. providing a mysterious crate appears like a simple task--until Jack realizes simply what's inside...

Don't leave out the realization to Jack's escapade within the woman with the Iron contact by way of Kady go, on hand now from Harlequin

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A Rose Before Dying (A Second Sons Inquiry Agency Regency Mystery Book 2)

By Amy Corwin

The one family members Charles has left is his uncle, Sir Edward. while Sir Edward is accused of murdering his mistress, Charles is decided to turn out his uncle's innocence. regrettably, the one clues left in the back of are a couple of enigmatic roses and a word threatening to kill an unidentified sufferer until the riddle is solved.

Ariadne is suffering to make successful of the gardening company left to her through her father, and whilst an earl, Charles Vance, tells her stranger's existence relies on her identity of a rose, she is torn. She desires to help him, but when she is inaccurate, an individual may well die and her acceptance as a rosarian will be ruined.

The stakes are excessive, yet Ariadne reluctantly consents to aid the sexy earl. because the plunge deeper into the secret, they need to struggle the distraction in their growing to be love in the event that they desire to avoid a killer from claiming yet one more existence.

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By Veronica Bennett

"Captures the entire bliss and folly of Mary Shelley’s disastrous quit to like, and the unhappy steps wherein she grew to become the writer of
Frankenstein." — manhattan instances publication REVIEW

In 1814, poet Percy Shelley enters the lifetime of younger Mary Godwin like an angel of deliverance. Seduced by means of his radical and romantic principles, she flees with him to Europe, the place they mingle with different free-spirited artists and poets. Frowned on by way of kin and society, Mary turns into haunted by means of hideous visions — and as tragedy moves, she realizes her desires became nightmares, and her angel . . . a monster. Has the time come for Mary Shelley to set her monster unfastened?

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Pearl Buck: Jewel of the East (The Treasure Chest, Book 3)

By Ann Hood

Go back to The Treasure Chest with Felix and Maisie…

When Felix Robbins will get a weigh down on Lily Goldstein, a classmate who's followed from China, he makes a decision to attempt to take her again in time in order that she will be able to see the rustic the place she was once born. Maisie discovers his plot, and foils it. however the twins turn out in a small village at the Yangtze River, the place they meet a woman named Pearl greenback within the days prior to the Boxer uprising. With bandits chasing them, will they ever locate safety… and go back domestic?

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Al Capone Does My Homework

By Gennifer Choldenko

Alcatraz Island within the Thirties is not the most conventional position to develop up, yet it is domestic for Moose Flanagan, his autistic sister, Natalie, and the entire households of the guards. while Moose's dad will get promoted to affiliate Warden, regardless of being an not likely candidate, it is a vast deal. however the cons have some extent approach for focusing on legal staff, and his dad is now in critical possibility. After a fireplace starts off within the Flanagan's house, Natalie is blamed, and Moose bands with the opposite youngsters to trace down the potential arsonist. Then Moose will get a cryptic word from the infamous Al Capone himself. Is Capone attempting to guard Moose's dad too? If Moose cannot work out what Capone's observe capability, it can be too late.

The final heart-pounding installment within the New York Times bestselling, Newbery Honor-winning Alcatraz trilogy isn't to be missed!

"Superlative old fiction." -- School Library Journal (starred evaluation for Al Capone Shines My Shoes)

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