How Teddy Roosevelt Slew the Last Mighty T-Rex

Author: Mark Jacobs

Category: Historical Fiction

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Still stinging from his recent election loss, former president Theodore Roosevelt sought refuge in the Brazilian jungles in early 1914 on an expedition to trace the last unmapped Amazonian river system, the Rio da Dúvida or The River of Doubt. Co-commanded by famed Brazilian explorer Colonel Candido Rondon and staffed with Roosevelt’s 24-year-old son Kermit, naturalist George Cherrie, and more than a dozen local porters and laborers, the Roosevelt-Rondon Scientific Expedition was plagued by disaster from its very onset—incompetent planning and inadequate outfitting would result in near mutiny, hunger, death, and even cold-blooded murder. But Roosevelt meets an odd stranger along his ill-fated journey, who tells an astonishing tale that could challenge the very core of modern Natural History. Weakened by illness and starvation, Teddy Roosevelt is caught in a web of unfathomable danger, the results of which would alter his life and the lives of his companions forever.

According to Luke

Author: Rosanne Dingli

Category: Historical Fiction

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An exciting cultural adventure featuring Prof Bryn Awbrey, According to Luke is a thrilling novel full of secrecy, symbols, faith, and forbidden love. It takes the reader on a quest for an ancient truth so explosive it attracts violent separatists, angry clerics, and demands a ransom of millions. Follow an ill-fated couple on a chase that charges from Venice to Malta, and then to the Byzantine town of Ravenna: a chase that escalates to disaster in Damascus, until a solution is found in the Victorian countryside in Australia.Church politics and forbidden romance merge together in this page-turner. A superb mystery from Rosanne Dingli.Janet Woods, author of Salting the Wound

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet

Author: David Mitchell

Category: Historical Fiction

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By the New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Clocks and Cloud Atlas | Longlisted for the Man Booker PrizeIn 2007, Time magazine named him one of the most influential novelists in the world. He has twice been short-listed for the Man Booker Prize. The New York Times Book Review called him simply “a genius.” Now David Mitchell lends fresh credence to The Guardian’s claim that “each of his books seems entirely different from that which preceded it.” The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is a stunning departure for this brilliant, restless, and wildly ambitious author, a giant leap forward by even his own high standards. A bold and epic novel of a rarely visited point in history, it is a work as exquisitely rendered as it is irresistibly readable.The year is 1799, the place Dejima in Nagasaki Harbor, the “high-walled, fan-shaped artificial island” that is the Japanese Empire’s single port and sole window onto the world, designed to keep the West at bay; the farthest outpost of the war-ravaged Dutch East Indies Company; and a de facto prison for the dozen foreigners permitted to live and work there. To this place of devious merchants, deceitful interpreters, costly courtesans, earthquakes, and typhoons comes Jacob de Zoet, a devout and resourceful young clerk who has five years in the East to earn a fortune of sufficient size to win the hand of his wealthy fiancée back in Holland.But Jacob’s original intentions are eclipsed after a chance encounter with Orito Aibagawa, the disfigured daughter of a samurai doctor and midwife to the city’s powerful magistrate. The borders between propriety, profit, and pleasure blur until Jacob finds his vision clouded, one rash promise made and then fatefully broken. The consequences will extend beyond Jacob’s worst imaginings. As one cynical colleague asks, “Who ain’t a gambler in the glorious Orient, with his very life?”A magnificent mix of luminous writing, prodigious research, and heedless imagination, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is the most impressive achievement of its eminent author.Praise for The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet   “A page-turner . . . [David] Mitchell’s masterpiece; and also, I am convinced, a masterpiece of our time.”—Richard Eder, The Boston Globe   “An achingly romantic story of forbidden love . . . Mitchell’s incredible prose is on stunning display. . . . A novel of ideas, of longing, of good and evil and those who fall somewhere in between [that] confirms Mitchell as one of the more fascinating and fearless writers alive.”—Dave Eggers, The New York Times Book Review   “The novelist who’s been showing us the future of fiction has published a classic, old-fashioned tale . . . an epic of sacrificial love, clashing civilizations and enemies who won’t rest until whole family lines have been snuffed out.”—Ron Charles, The Washington Post   “By any standards, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is a formidable marvel.”—James Wood, The New Yorker   “A beautiful novel, full of life and authenticity, atmosphere and characters that breathe.”—Maureen Corrigan, NPRLook for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Blood Tribute (Book 1)

Author: Andy Emery

Category: Historical Fiction

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Deal starts: December 08, 2017

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‘This is a dark hour. The body count is rising and our enemies are watching our every move. But I feel elated. I know what I need to do.’Part soldier, part spy. Lucas Gedge is the sort of agent the world’s governments don’t even know they need yet.London, 1890. Gedge returns from the far reaches of the Empire, intent on settling down to a quiet life and getting to know the daughter he has hardly seen. But when an old foe reappears, he is drawn into a world of abduction and murder. With his daughter in deadly danger, he must use his special skills to save her and bring the criminals to justice.Blood Tribute is the first in a series of historical thrillers. If you like fast-paced action, with beguiling characters, in rich, multilayered settings, then you’ll love Andy Emery’s dark vision of one man’s war against corruption and crime.Join Lucas Gedge on his journey: buy Blood Tribute today!

The Silence of Trees

Author: Valya Lupescu

Category: Historical Fiction

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In Chicago's Ukrainian Village, Nadya Lysenko has built her life on a foundation of secrets. When she was sixteen, Nadya snuck out of her house in Western Ukraine to meet a fortuneteller in the woods. She never expected it to be the last time she would see her family. Decades later, Nadya continues to be haunted by the death of her parents and sisters. The myths and magic of her childhood are still a part of her reality: dreams unite friends across time and space, house spirits misplace keys and glasses, and a fortuneteller's cards predict the future. Nadya's beloved dead insist on being heard through dreams and whispers in the night. They want the truth to come out. Nadya needs to face her past and confront the secrets she buried--in The Silence of Trees.

Horse With No Name

Author: Alexandra Amor

Category: Historical Fiction

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Would you risk your life simply to be yourself?Julia Thom is new to the small town of Horse, but she's not new to trouble. When reclusive watchmaker James Hunter is beaten but has no memory of the event, Julia vows to find the culprits. Even if Hunter hadn't saved Julia herself from being assaulted, she would still be on the case; meddling helps keep her focus off her own complicated life. Julia is fast becoming a thorn in Police Constable Jack Merrick's side and he flounders as he tries to figure out how to deal with such a headstrong woman.When the attackers strike again and the violence escalates, Julia's determination redoubles, putting herself in more danger than anyone could have anticipated. While Julia and Merrick grapple with finding unknown assailants, they must also find a way to come to terms with one another.Horse With No Name is the second in a series of cozy historical mystery novels. If you like mysteries with a strong female lead, that put you on the edge of your seat and focus on the relationships as much as the plot, then you'll love Alexandra Amor's heartfelt examination of life in frontier British Columbia.What Amazon reviewers are saying about Horse With No Name: "Exquisite character development delivered in a straightforward but witty style. The more I read the more I appreciated this writer's ability to paint colorful characters with a simple but pure palate." "What a great read, historical fiction with a modern twist!" "Loved it. I enjoyed the sassy, independent character of Julia and her courage to follow her instincts." "What a great series! I couldn't put it down!" "I am in love with the town called Horse, the characters were well written and the mystery moved along at a nice pace. Looking forward to more."