Category: Historical Fiction

  • Download E-books The Girl with the Iron Touch PDF

    By Kady Cross

    In 1897 London, whatever now not fairly human  is approximately to awaken 

    When mechanical genius Emily is abducted through rogue automatons, Finley Jayne and her fellow misfits worry the worst. what is left in their archenemy, The Machinist, hungers to be resurrected, and Emily needs to transplant his recognition into certainly one of his automatons—or forfeit her buddies' lives. 

    With Griffin being mysteriously suffering from the Aether, Finley turns to Jack Dandy, yet trusting the grasp legal is as harmful as controlling her darkish aspect. in the meantime, Sam is looking out in every single place for Emily. He might stroll into hell for her, however the selection she needs to make will try out them greater than they can imagine. 

    To keep these she cares approximately, Emily needs to confront The Machinist's final creation—an automaton extra human than laptop. And if she's to have any probability at winning, she needs to summon a power even she does not comprehend she has….

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  • Download E-books Brotherhood PDF

    By Anne Westrick

    A robust and unflinching tale of a kin stuck within the interval of Reconstruction. 

    The 12 months is 1867, the South has been defeated, and the yankee Civil conflict is over. however the clash is going on. Yankees now patrol the streets of Richmond, Virginia, and its voters, either black and white, are suffering to redefine their roles and relationships. by means of day, fourteen-year-old Shadrach apprentices with a tailor and sneaks off for studying classes with Rachel, a freed slave, at her college for African-American young ones. through evening he follows his older brother Jeremiah to the conferences of a bunch whose acknowledged project is to guard accomplice widows like their mom. yet because the actual murderous intentions of the gang, referred to now because the Ku Klux Klan, are published, Shad unearths himself trapped among outdated loyalties and what he understands is true.  

     


    A.B. Westrick presents a glimpse into the big social and political upheaval of the time.

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  • Download E-books Enemies at Home: A Flavia Albia Novel (Flavia Albia Series) PDF

    By Lindsey Davis

    "There are principles for personal informers accepting a brand new case. by no means tackle consumers who can't pay you. by no means do favours for pals. do not paintings with relations. If, like me, you're a lady, continue away from males you discover appealing.

    "Will I by no means learn?"

    In historical Rome, the variety of slaves was once some distance more than that of loose voters. therefore, frequently the folks Romans feared so much have been the "enemies at home," the slaves lower than their very own roofs. due to this, Roman legislations decreed that if the pinnacle of a family was once murdered at domestic, and the perpetrator wasn't fast stumbled on, his slaves―all of them, accountable or not―were presumed dependable and have been placed to demise. with out exception.

    When a pair is located useless of their personal bed room and their residence burglarized, a few of their family slaves recognize what's approximately to ensue to them. They flee to the Temple of Ceres, which through culture is revered as a haven for refugees. this can be the place Flavia Albia is available in. The specialists, stressed from both sides, want a resolution. Albia, a personal informer similar to her father, Marcus Didius Falco, is requested to resolve the murders, during this secret from Lindsey Davis.

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  • Download E-books Semper Fidelis: A Novel of the Roman Empire (Novels of the Roman Empire) PDF

    By Ruth Downie

    Back at his submit as a physician within the 20th legion in Roman-occupied Britain, Ruso uncovers a brand new hazard even toward domestic than the neighboring barbarians.

    As mysterious accidents, or even deaths, start to look within the scientific ledgers, it truly is transparent that every one isn't good among the local recruits to Britannia's imperial military. Is the a lot- adorned Centurion Geminus preying on his weaker squaddies? and will this be regarding the looks of Emperor Hadrian?

    Bound through his experience of responsibility and ill-advised interest, Ruso starts to invite questions not anyone desires to listen. in the meantime his barbarian spouse, Tilla, is checking out a number of the answers-and marked as a safety danger by means of the very officials Ruso is interrogating.

    With Hadrian's stopover at looming huge, the fates of the legion, Tilla, and Ruso himself cling within the balance.

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  • Download E-books Flygirl PDF

    By Sherri L. Smith

    For fanatics of Unbroken and Ruta Sepetys.

    All Ida Mae Jones desires to do is fly. Her daddy was once a pilot, and years after his dying she feels closest to him while she's within the air. yet as a tender black girl in Nineteen Forties Louisiana, she understands the sky is off limits to her, until eventually the United States enters international warfare II, and the military kinds the WASP-Women Airforce provider Pilots. Ida has an opportunity to meet her dream if she's keen to exploit her mild dermis to go as a white woman. She desires to fly greater than something, yet Ida quickly learns that denying one's self and relatives is a heavy burden, and eventually it isn't what you do yet who you're that is so much important.

    Read Sherri L. Smith's posts at the Penguin Blog
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  • Download E-books The Book of Blood and Shadow PDF

    By Robin Wasserman

    One evening. One physique, damaged in a pool of blood.
    One killer, misplaced within the shadows.
    One lady, left behind.
    Left by myself, to stand the implications.
    To locate the truth.
    To avenge the useless.

    One evening is all it takes to alter Nora Kane's existence without end. Her ally is useless; her boyfriend has vanished. And the path of blood leads instantly again to her: the individual that may be accountable. the person that should be subsequent.  

    Desperate to avoid wasting the folks she loves and made up our minds to discover justice for those she's misplaced, Nora reveals a depressing net of mystery societies and shadowy conspirators, all pushed by way of a mad wish to own anything that will now not even exist. anything to which Nora herself may well carry the most important. It seems her evening of blood is only one piece in a puzzle that spans continents and centuries—and fixing it can be the one method she will be able to shop her personal existence.
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  • Download E-books Whitechapel: The Final Stand of Sherlock Holmes PDF

    The Whitechapel Ripper has to be Stopped
    A madman at the free, pushed by way of darkish urges and uncontrollable violence. 
    A hero, misplaced within the grip of addiction. 
    The maximum and so much determined legal research in history.
    Who will shop us from Jack the Ripper?
     
    The so much terrifying, particular, and real looking Sherlock Holmes tale ever told. 
     
    Whitechapel: the ultimate Stand of Sherlock Holmes presents readers a unprecedented examine the lives of the sufferers, the monster often called Jack the Ripper, and the characters of Arthur Conan Doyle's loved tales. All are offered in a clean and fully new manner. A completely new realistic way.
    Readers conversant in the Holmes tales could be stunned (and every so often disappointed) with those new characterizations, yet take heed as Gerard Lestrade transforms from doddering simpleton into a precise dwelling and respiring detective assigned to the worst slum conceivable. they are going to be captivated via the truth of Holmes' habit to cocaine and morphine. they'll locate themselves jogging the cobblestone streets of Whitechapel, pondering if Bloody Jack's blade can be aimed toward their throats next. 
    Be warned: The booklet comprises photograph content material, together with scenes of violence, intercourse, profanity, and life like depictions of lifestyles within the East finish the place the Ripper killings really occurred. 
    However, the photograph content material isn't awarded in a lurid demeanour, yet really as a extra sincere illustration of what really occurred, and how issues actually were. 
     
    The writer has published a Gentleman's version of the publication that doesn't comprise image content material, but it remains to be now not appropriate for children. 
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  • Download E-books Until the Last Spike: The Journal of Sean Sullivan, a Transcontinental Railroad Worker, Nebraska and Points West, 1867 PDF

    By William Durbin


    Age diversity: eight - 12 Years


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    It's August 1867 and Sean has simply arrived from Chicago, making plans to paintings along with his father at the Intercontinental Railroad. Sean needs to begin on the backside, as a water service, toting barrels of it to the thirsty males who're doing the backbreaking paintings at the line.

    At evening, everyone seems to be frequently too drained to do whatever yet sleep, but Sundays are unfastened, and Sean discovers the tough and rowdy global of the cities that appear to sprout up from nowhere alongside the railroad's course over the prairie. yet prejudices run rampant for either the Irish and chinese language employees -- particularly once they begin a perilous race to determine who can lay tune the fastest.

    Through Sean's eyes, the historical past of this period and the importance of his and his fellow workers' achievements come alive.
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  • Download E-books Caddie Woodlawn PDF

    By Carol Ryrie Brink

    Caddie Woodlawn is a true adventurer. She'd particularly hunt than stitch and plow than bake, and attempts to overcome her brother's dares each probability she will get. Caddie is pals with Indians, who scare many of the associates -- friends who, like her mom and sisters, do not comprehend her in any respect.

    Caddie is fearless, and her tale is certain simply because it really is in response to the lifestyles and thoughts of Carol Ryrie Brink's grandmother, the true Caddie Woodlawn. Her spirit and experience of enjoyable have made this booklet a vintage that readers have taken to their hearts for greater than seventy years.
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  • Download E-books Pagan's Vows (Pagan Chronicles, Book 3) PDF

    By Catherine Jinks

    Monks, clergymen, clergymen. clergymen in all places ... filled jointly on their chapter-house seats like bats in a cave. Like crows round a corpse.

    Pagan is again! After renouncing the sword in Pagan in Exile, Pagan and his noble Lord Roland turn into newcomers on the Abbey of Saint Martin, the place they're going to organize to profit the twelve steps of humility and take the oath of obedience. yet as Pagan quickly unearths out, neither humility nor blind obedience comes simply to him. And whereas Roland units his eyes firmly at the face of God, the extra worldly Pagan discovers simply how corrupt and hazardous existence in a monastery can be.

    Book 3 within the Pagan Chronicles, Pagan's Vows is a full of life, engrossing medieval mystery - a super sequel to Pagan's campaign and Pagan in Exile.
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