By Alexandre Dumas
A son of impoverished the Aristocracy, D'Artagnan arrives in Paris to discover the Musketeers disbanded via the crafty Cardinal Richelieu, who hopes to grab energy from the weak-willed Louis XIII. The bold and impressive early life proves his mettle within the corporation of the well-known Musketeers — Porthos, Athos, and Aramis — and joins them in a heroic fight to safeguard the king and his wonderful queen, Anne of Austria.
Dumas reworked the concept that of the historic novel by means of writing in a contemporary, conversational sort. His obtainable, fast paced narratives mix actual and fictional characters to recapture the occasions, manners, and temper of seventeenth-century France. rising within the chaotic aftermath of the Revolution, Dumas's novels supplied his contemporaries with a welcome feel of id and nationwide satisfaction. His most well liked paintings, The 3 Musketeers, keeps to allure glossy readers with its undying stories of romantic valor.
By C. S. Lewis
A mass-market paperback version of The Horse and His Boy, e-book 3 within the vintage myth sequence, The Chronicles of Narnia, that includes conceal artwork by means of Cliff Nielsen and black-and-white inside paintings by way of the unique illustrator of Narnia, Pauline Baynes.
On a determined trip, runaways meet and subscribe to forces. notwithstanding they're in basic terms trying to get away their harsh and slim lives, they quickly locate themselves on the heart of a bad conflict. it's a conflict that would come to a decision their destiny and the destiny of Narnia itself.
The Horse and His Boy is the 3rd publication in C. S. Lewis's vintage delusion sequence, which has been drawing readers of every age right into a magical land the place horses speak and future awaits for over sixty years. it is a novel that stands by itself, but when you must discover extra of Narnia, learn Prince Caspian, the fourth booklet in The Chronicles of Narnia.
In 1933, the delightfully eccentric trip author Robert Byron set out on a trip during the center East through Beirut, Jerusalem, Baghdad and Teheran to Oxiana, close to the border among Afghanistan and the Soviet Union. all through, he saved a completely appealing checklist of his encounters, discoveries, and widespread misadventures. His tale might turn into a best-selling commute ebook in the course of the English-speaking international, until eventually the acclaim died down and it used to be steadily forgotten. while Paul Fussell released his personal booklet Abroad, in 1982, he wrote that The street to Oxiana is to the go back and forth booklet what "Ulysses is to the unconventional among the wars, and what The Waste Land is to poetry." His statements revived the public's curiosity within the ebook, and for the 1st time, it used to be generally to be had in American bookstores. Now this long-overdue reprint will introduce it to a complete new new release of readers. This variation incorporates a new advent by way of Rory Stewart, most sensible identified for his publication The areas In Between, approximately his wide travels in Afghanistan.
this day, as well as its leisure price, The street to Oxiana additionally serves as a unprecedented account of the architectural treasures of a zone now inaccessible to so much Western tourists, and a nostalgic glance again at a extra blameless time.
By Catherine Jinks
By George R. R. Martin
THE publication at the back of THE FOURTH SEASON OF THE ACCLAIMED HBO sequence GAME OF THRONES
Few books have captivated the mind's eye and gained the devotion and compliment of readers and critics in all places as has George R. R. Martin’s huge epic cycle of excessive myth. Now, in A dinner party for Crows, Martin gives you the long-awaited fourth ebook of his landmark sequence, as a country torn asunder unearths itself finally close to peace . . . in basic terms to be introduced on an excellent extra terrifying process destruction.
A ceremonial dinner FOR CROWS
It turns out too strong to be real. After centuries of sour strife and deadly treachery, the seven powers dividing the land have decimated each other into an uneasy truce. Or so apparently. . . . With the loss of life of the gigantic King Joffrey, Cersei is ruling as regent in King’s touchdown. Robb Stark’s dying has damaged the again of the Northern rebels, and his siblings are scattered during the nation like seeds on barren soil. Few valid claims to the as soon as desperately sought Iron Throne nonetheless exist—or they're held in palms too vulnerable or too far-off to wield them successfully. The battle, which raged uncontrolled for thus lengthy, has burned itself out.
But as within the aftermath of any climactic fight, it isn't lengthy earlier than the survivors, outlaws, renegades, and carrion eaters begin to assemble, determining over the bones of the useless and scuffling with for the spoils of the soon-to-be useless. Now within the Seven Kingdoms, because the human crows gather over a dinner party of ashes, bold new plots and hazardous new alliances are shaped, whereas miraculous faces—some widely used, others in basic terms simply appearing—are visible rising from an ominous twilight of earlier struggles and chaos to take in the demanding situations forward.
It is a time whilst the clever and the bold, the deceitful and the powerful will collect the talents, the ability, and the magic to outlive the stark and poor occasions that lie sooner than them. it's a time for nobles and commoners, squaddies and sorcerers, assassins and sages to return jointly and stake their fortunes . . . and their lives. For at a ceremonial dinner for crows, many are the guests—but just a couple of are the survivors.
From the Hardcover edition.
By Mark Obmascik
Fats, forty-four, father of 3 sons, and dealing with a vasectomy, Mark Obmascik might by no means have guessed that his subsequent circulate will be up a 14,000-foot mountain. but if his twelve-year-old son will get bitten by way of the mountaineering computer virus at summer season camp, Obmascik can’t face up to the chance for a few high-altitude father-son bonding via mountain climbing a top jointly. After their first joint climb, Obmascik, addled by way of the skinny air, comes to a decision to maintain his head within the clouds and take a look at to scale all fifty-four of Colorado’s 14,000-foot mountains, often called the Fourteeners—and to do it in lower than twelve months. The result's Halfway to Heaven, a rollicking, witty, occasionally harrowing chronicle of an outrageous event that's no sure bet. This "hilarious midlife picaresque" (Publishers Weekly) has garnered vast severe acclaim, was once named an "Editor’s choose" by means of Parade, won the 2009 nationwide open air booklet Award for outside Literature, and made one reviewer giggle so challenging he "blew beer out of [his] nostril" (Colorado Daily). just like the author’s severely acclaimed debut, The substantial 12 months, it brings a prepared eye and sharp humor to an obsessive way of life: climbers who proportion the author’s crazed ardour of scaling all fifty-four of the famed and feared Fourteeners.
By Clive Cussler
Clive Cussler, writer of over twenty consecutive New York occasions bestsellers, brings again loved hero Dirk Pitt during this electrifying, edge-of-your-seat thriller.
Japan, 1945: US bombers take off with atomic bombs. just one will get through.
The Pacific, 1993: A jap shipment send sure for the U.S. is quickly, thunderously vaporized, taking with it a Norwegian vessel. eastern fans have constructed a chilling plan to devastate and spoil the Western powers. From the sea depths to the invention of cache of misplaced Nazi loot, Dirk Pitt is untangling a savage conspiracy and igniting a bold counterattack. whereas Washington bureaucrats scramble, a brutal industrialist instructions his blackmail scheme from a mystery island keep watch over heart. And Dirk, the dauntless hero of Sahara and Inca Gold, is taking up death-dealing robots and a human-hunting descendant of samurai warriors. Pitt by myself controls the West’s mystery ace within the gap: a tidal wave of destruction ready to be caused at the ocean flooring!
By John A. Flanagan
Will’s first event as a full-fledged Ranger!
Time has handed because the apprentice and his grasp, Will and Halt, led the Araluens to victory opposed to invaders, and may is now a full-fledged Ranger together with his personal fief to seem after. The fief turns out sleepy -- dull, even -- until eventually the king is poisoned. Joined by means of his buddy Alyss, Will is thrown headfirst into a unprecedented event propelled through fears of sorcery, and needs to make sure who's reliable to the king and who's attempting to take his throne.
Will and Alyss needs to conflict transforming into hysteria, traitors, and such a lot of all, time. The king is fading, but if Alyss is taken hostage, Will is compelled to make a determined selection among loyalty to his project and loyalty to his friend.
Adventure abounds during this soaking up installment of the recent York occasions bestselling sequence.
By Andy Weir
Six days in the past, astronaut Mark Watney grew to become one of many first humans to stroll on Mars.
Now, he is yes he will be the 1st individual to die there.
After a dirt typhoon approximately kills him and forces his group to evacuate whereas considering him lifeless, Mark reveals himself stranded and fully by myself without method to even sign Earth that he’s alive—and whether he might get observe out, his offers will be long gone lengthy sooner than a rescue may perhaps arrive.
Chances are, even though, he will not have time to starve to demise. The broken equipment, unforgiving setting, or plain-old "human blunders" are more likely to kill him first.
But Mark is not able to hand over but. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a continuing, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one doubtless insurmountable main issue after the following. Will his resourcefulness be sufficient to beat the very unlikely odds opposed to him?