Admiral Horatio Hornblower has given Commander William Brewer captaincy of the captured pirate sloop El Dorado.
Now under sail as the HMS Revenge, its new name suits Brewer's frame of mind perfectly. He lost many of his best men in the engagement that seized the ship, and his new orders are to hunt down the pirates who have been ravaging the trade routes of the Caribbean sea. But Brewer will face more than one challenge before he can confront the pirate known as El Diabolito. His best friend and ship's surgeon, Dr. Spinelli, is taking dangerous solace in alcohol as he wrestles with demons of his own.
The new purser, Mr. Allen, may need a lesson in honest accounting. Worst of all, Hornblower has requested that Brewer take on a young ne'er-do-well, Noah Simmons, to remove him from a recent scandal at home. At 23, Simmons is old to be a junior midshipman, and as a wealthy man's son he is unaccustomed to working, taking orders, or suffering privations.
William Brewer will need to muster all his resources to ready his crew for their confrontation with the Caribbean's most notorious pirate. In the process, he'll discover the true price of command.
In the summer of 1985, fifteen-year-old Sam Crowhurst discovers an old abandoned cinema that screens movies made by ghosts, for ghosts. Sam, along with his friends, Emma and David, find themselves drawn into a world where the likes of Humphrey Bogart, Lon Chaney and Theda Bara are still making pictures; where Harold Lloyd and John Belushi team up for roustabout comedies, and Karloff and Lugosi appear in films scripted by Edgar Allan Poe. Sam comes to learn the mysteries of the Electric cinema and his part to play in its long and strange history. THE ELECTRIC is about movies, ghosts, and that ephemeral moment in all of our lives, childhood.
Humanity has finally defeated the Dark Lord, but Morrick fought on the wrong side. Though he was a slave, he is branded a traitor and must earn the trust of new lords in order to return to his family, if they are still alive.... Now that their common enemy is dead, the nobles begin to forget old loyalties, and Queen Cathryn’s realm looks set to plunge into war once more. But there are older and more terrible powers dwelling within the forest, and when they are awakened, Morrick will decide who lives or dies....
An epic fantasy production enhanced by special effects. With music by Orchestralis, available at Orchestralis.net.
Turn the phone off, lock yourself away, and give your mind the holiday it deserves from the cares and stresses of this world when you read the latest volume of cult author Tom Slemen’s Haunted Liverpool. It is always an event when Tom publishes a new book and this one is definitely no exception. In this chilling volume of more than 30 chapters - with many chapters containing more than one story - you will meet the Faceless Bride of Lime Street and you will also be introduced to Anfield’s unknown ghostly woman before visiting the creepy establishment known as The Devil’s Arms, where everything is just too good to be true. You will not find the usual hackneyed stories of supernatural cliché in this volume; you will find extraordinary and sometimes surreal terror lurking that will play on your mind and possibly inspire a nightmare or two.
You will be greeted by the terrifying Tickler - a bizarre entity which attempts to tickle his victims to death, and you will learn about the Yovar - a race of ancient beings who are said to be even more evil than the Devil. There are accounts of timeslips in this amazing book and tales of witchcraft, possession and nercomancy; furthermore, you will listen to two spine-chilling accounts of haunted sleepovers and an unearthly story about two strange deities who resurrected a heroin addict. Lose yourself in the uncanny story of the teenager who fell in love with a satyr, but peruse the chapter on omens of death at your own risk, and do not dwell too long on the unsettling accounts of the ghost that gets around - the Night Maiden - or she may pay you a visit. These are just some of the terrors you will encounter in Haunted Liverpool 30....
Celebrating the 100th birthday of the world's favorite amateur sleuth, Father Brown!
This is a new edition of the first collection of G. K. Chesterton's masterful mysteries, The Innocence of Father Brown. Contains 12 thrilling tales, including "The Blue Cross", "The Invisible Man", and "The Sins of Prince Saradine".
The audiobook is expertly narrated by British actor Nigel Peever, who brings to life Father Brown and all of Chesterton's marvelous characters.
How far does camaraderie stretch, when it’s life and death?
Demon’s Deep mine is out of action. The miners are missing, and psychotic savages - The Unbound - have taken it over. Unfortunately, where the Unbound go, bad magic follows. Magic which mutates living things, and liquefies rock.
Kiprik, long suffering leader of his elite snatch squad, must rescue the miners before army commanders run out of patience and start pumping poison gas. With his meat-headed corporal and loyal friend Stack at his side, he’ll face up to any threat, and stick an axe in its face, so long as the sneering Padre Brax doesn’t get in the way.
But this is a task which will see Kiprik and his crew going to the very bottom of the mine, where the deepest magic and the darkest truths lurk.
Will honor and camaraderie be enough?
Join Kiprik and the boys on this heart wrenching, epic fantasy adventure. If you enjoy complex characters, gorgeous settings and a big, big world, you’ll love this.
On the morning of the vernal equinox in 1899, Holmes is roused from his bed by Lestrade. The inspector has received a report of a girl brutally murdered at Stonehenge.
Upon arriving at the famed site, Holmes discovers the body of a young woman. On her forehead, painted in blood, is a druidic symbol. On her side, also in blood, is a message written in a strange language that neither Holmes nor Lestrade can decipher. The girl was also eviscerated and her organs placed around her body. As a final touch, branches from yew trees had been artistically arranged around the corpse.
Holmes senses a malevolent force at work, but without data, he is powerless. As the weeks pass, he slowly gathers information about the ancient druids and Celtic mythology and begins to assemble a small army of experts to assist him.
Expecting the killer to strike again on the summer solstice, Holmes and Watson travel to the Nine Ladies in Derbyshire, the site of another stone circle that harkens to druidic times. While they are holding their vigil, Lestrade and his men are off keeping watch over the stone circles at Avebury and several other locations.
The Great Detective's worst fears are realized when on the morning of the summer solstice, he learns that the body of a young man has been discovered in the eye of the White Horse of Uffington. Like the first victim, he too has been marked with a druidic symbol and his body bears a message. Aside from the symbol and the message, the only other difference appears to be that his body and organs have been surrounded by willow branches.
Realizing full well that a maniac reminiscent of the Ripper is on the loose, Holmes and Watson find themselves in a race against time as they try to locate the cult, identify the killer and prevent another tragedy.
Welcome to Haunted Liverpool 29, another spine-chilling collection of stories by Tom Slemen, a writer who has gained a cult following across the world. In this collection of over 40 sinister yet fascinating tales, Tom Slemen will tell you about the strange Vampire Cult which promised Eternal Life - in exchange for your blood - and soul and of the two mysterious self-styled vampire hunters that took on the cult. You will also be chilled by the accounts of a creepy parasite known as the Grave Worm, which has left cemeteries to seek living flesh because of the rise in cremation.
In this incredible book, you will also hear about the pregnant New Age traveller who turned into a werewolf before the eyes of the shocked and terrified midwives and nurses of a maternity ward. You will be fascinated by the case of two lovers who had known each other over many lifetimes stretching back to the Dark Ages, and you will also be intrigued by the witch who was hounded by doctors because she kept on curing their patients with her white magic.
You will also be enthralled and baffled by the weird case of the warning emojis which foretold death and tragedy on a woman’s telephone, and you will be enchanted by the vengeful tale of the League of Blondes. You will be captivated by the account of a weird creature that lives in a well under a Liverpool theater, and you will be shocked by the woman who gave a psychopathic lady a lift home, unaware of the terrifying unimaginable ride of her life she was soon to endure....
In Haunted Liverpool 29, there are stories about time-slips, bizarre bogeymen, ghosts, vampires, werewolves, witches, doppelgangers, occultists, time travellers, shape-shifters, weird killers, creepy dolls, parallel worlds, and there is even an appearance by Jack the Ripper!
An action & adventure mystery thriller
The Killer is the first in a series of three fast-paced fiction thrillers.
A story of espionage, suspense, and terrorism, following Darren/Butch McCann, whose adventures begin amid the bombings and violence on the war-torn streets of 1970s Belfast.
His survival depends on his ability to fight, he learns quickly and fights well. The Provisional Irish Republican Army attempt to recruit him, but he refuses to take sides - until a family tragedy draw him into the ranks of IRA and their cause.
Military training follows and he's found to be an excellent sniper and freedom fighter, but it is one night, and one brutal interrogation, which earn him a reputation as "The Butcher of Belfast", pairing him with his infamous knife, The Killer.
Following a high-profile kill he's forced to flee Ireland and take refuge in Spain, where he becomes involved with an ETA paramilitary unit at their training camp deep in the Basque country. There, a thrilling and daring raid ensues, and strong alliances are formed with his new brethren.
The Provos, and an old friend, call him back to service. He performs his duty but, a moment of doubt convinces him that his home is now in the hills of Spain.
McCann knows he will always fight against the establishment. But, one British military intelligence agent has other ideas.
For as long as Lottie Fiske can remember, the only people who seem to care about her have been her best friend, Eliot, and the mysterious letter-writer who sends her birthday gifts. But now strange things and people are arriving on the island Lottie calls home, and Eliot's getting sicker, with a disease the doctors have given up trying to cure. Lottie is helpless, useless, powerless.
And then a door opens in the apple tree.
Follow Lottie down through the apple roots to another world - a world of magic both treacherous and beautiful - in pursuit of the impossible: a cure for the incurable, a use for the useless, and protection against the pain of loss.
Book 1 in the spellbinding Water and the Wild fantasy trilogy.
Welcome to the Mirror Empires, where reality is distorted, and war threatens to engulf the world. It is 1898, and soldiers armed with the latest weapons clash with the unstoppable power of the Sky Lords and their aerial armadas in new and uncharted realms.
Jack never expected to spend his 19th birthday crashing a stolen flying machine into the middle of a war. But when he saw soldiers with bolt-action rifles up against an advanced species, he knew he’d found something incredible. As they storm Khartoum’s fortified city walls, Jack and the soldiers are transported to an impossible version of their own world. One where great cities rise up into the sky and are endlessly circled by flying warships crewed by beings never seen before.
As they set out to explore this strange land filled with violent tribes and vicious creatures, they uncover a brutal regime that takes slaves and technology from every mirror world they can find. Known as the Sky Lords, they are protected by legions of warriors who travel the skies in their flying warships, and they will stop at nothing to destroy the newcomers and retake the city that links the Mirror Empires together. It is a world where the rules of science and technology have been smashed to their very core.
Once again, legendary researcher and investigator of the supernatural Tom Slemen brings you a chilling yet thought-provoking collection of 50 tales of the paranormal in Haunted Liverpool 23, and in this eagerly awaited audiobook you will be introduced to the sinister “Cosmic Joker,” who has a cruel and deadly sense of humour, and the joke is always on you as he flouts the laws of probability and stacks the odds against you in a terrifying way.
Plus, read about the ancient apparitions associated with the Devil’s Woods, the creepy fate of the vanishing hippies of Sefton Park, the uncanny "3 a.m. effect," which you will most probably experience after reading this book – and read about the incredible time slips that Tom has investigated, including one where a 1970s woman found herself among naked drug-crazed dancers in some future rave party. Plus:
For Paul and Debbie it was meant to be the happiest time of their lives. A small village wedding in front of their family and friends, followed by a quiet honeymoon in Devon.
Not everyone had been happy to see them together. A woman from their past refused to accept it. Her actions over the previous year had ended in tragedy, and had almost broken the happy couple apart.
Now, away from it all in a picturesque log cabin, Paul and Debbie look forward to time spent alone together.... But she has found out where they are, and she will stop at nothing to make sure that the marriage is over...forever.
But Huntswood Cove isn't just a beautiful Devonshire fishing town, it has its own secret. Recently, people have begun to disappear, only to turn up dead in suspicious circumstances. The locals begin to question what is going on.
Soon everything strange points to the abandoned house in the woods. The house that nobody wants to talk about. To them, it is the place that never existed.
Written by Iain Rob Wright
available mid March 2018
Edge of your seat thrills from the master of the zombie apocalypse. Also includes THE SALVATION CHRONICLES (find out about other survivors in different parts of the world). Sometimes being alone is better... The world has crumbled and the dead walk the earth, but all is not lost. A group of survivors, led by weary veterinarian Anna and gruff loner Garfield, seek salvation at an abandoned pier where the dead can’t reach them. It's a place they might be able to call home, but then again, nowhere is truly safe. The dead are everywhere but aren't the only threat. Other people survived the apocalypse, and when an injured man turns up at the pier, it sets into motion a terrible chain of events. The world may have changed, but people haven’t. Buy your copy now, or download a free sample. PRAISE FOR THE AUTHOR "Iain Rob Wright is sick and twisted." David Moody, author of Autumn and the Hater series "Iain Rob Wright scares the hell out of me." J A Konrath, author of Origins and Afraid "A Master of the genre." Matt Shaw, author of the Black Cover books. "Cuddle up to this novel and it might rip your throat out. A fun, thrilling read!" David T. Wilbanks - Co-author of Dead Earth: The Vengeance Road "One of the BEST horror books I have read in YEARS!" - Eric S. Brown, author of Last Stand in a Dead Land "Iain Rob Wright brings true excitement to the horror genre, with wholly original stories and characters to route for." - Ryan C Thomas, author of Hissers, Rating's Game, and Origin of Pain Categories for Savage - Horror - Zombies - Survival - Apocalypse - Thriller
Welcome to Haunted Liverpool 28, another dazzling collection of supernatural stories by Tom Slemen, arguably England’s greatest writer on the paranormal. In this exceptional audiobook, you will hear about Liverpool’s mysterious third cathedral - dedicated to Mother Nature - which appears and disappears in the mists of time, and you will also encounter a timid man who was possessed by the spirit of an ancient king via an antique chess set.
Hear also about the many intriguing time-slips in the city, including the disturbing case of a modern female club-goer who was abducted by two rapists from the 18th century. You will also find yourself holed up in the dead of night with two Liverpool security guards who find themselves under attack from a giant vampire, and you will hear the weird case of the adulterous businessman who enlisted a real magician to spirit away his wife!
Included among this compendium of macabre and astounding tales you will hear:
These are just some of the tales of terror, intrigue, and the unknown which you will find in Haunted Liverpool 28!
The dead beckon and the girl obeys. Night after night, she answers the graveyard's call, though she dreads her encounters with the creature that dwells there.
But she'll soon come to learn that memories are much more dangerous than monsters.
Tom Slemen does it yet again...in his Haunted Liverpool 19, the extraordinary writer and researcher brings us another volume of strange, mystifying, and downright bizarre tales of the unknown and the supernatural. In this spine-chilling book you will hear of a zombie army, a creepy cannibalistic entity who lives behind the walls of a house off Liverpool's Oxford Street, a reaper-like apparition which stalked two security guards at a factory in Fazakerley, the phantom monks of Childwall who dragged a young woman from her bed...plus:
All of this plus many, many more scary stories from the master storyteller Tom Slemen!
©2017 Tom Slemen (P)2017 Tom Slemen
The Stone of Destiny: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure
During the elaborate funeral for Queen Victoria, a group of Irish separatists breaks into Westminster Abbey and steals the Coronation Stone, on which every monarch of England has been crowned since the 14th century. After learning of the theft from Mycroft, Sherlock Holmes is tasked with recovering the stone and returning it to England. In pursuit of the many-named stone, which has a rich and colorful history, Holmes and Watson travel to Ireland in disguise as they try to infiltrate the Irish Republican Brotherhood, the group they believe responsible for the theft. The story features a number of historical characters, including a very young Michael Collins, who would go on to play a prominent role in Irish history; John Theodore Tussaud, the grandson of Madame Tussaud; and George Bradley, the dean of Westminster at the time of the theft. There are also references to a number of other Victorian luminaries, including Joseph Lister and Frederick Treves. For fans of Conan Doyle’s immortal detective, the game is always afoot. However, for the great detective the stakes have never been higher as he must mollify a king who refuses to ascend the throne until “order has been restored.”
Still recovering from his previous assignment in Arabia, imperial agent Cassius Corbulo has been spending most of his time and money on women and wine. Unfortunately for him, word of his achievements has reached Emperor Aurelian's deputy, and he is sent north, tasked with smashing a counterfeiting gang.
Cassius tracks the criminals to the city of Berytus, where his investigations are hampered by civil unrest and uncooperative officials, not to mention the personal problems of his servant, Simo, and bodyguard, Indavara.
Despite this - and intense pressure from his superiors - the young officer eventually closes in on the gang. But his enemies will do anything to protect their profits, and Cassius and Indavara soon find themselves fighting not only for the emperor but for their very survival.
©2015 NH Brown (P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton
Tales of the Weird 3
Written by Tom Slemen
Narrated by Nigel Peever
Length 12 hours 16 mins
Release date February 2017
Welcome to Tom Slemen’s Tales of the Weird, a journey into the chilling sphere of the supernatural where you will encounter, vampires, werewolves, and even the Devil himself…
Here are just some of the things you will read about in Tales of the Weird:
* A centuries-old Demonic Royal Rapist…
* A happily-married woman who became possessed by three strange personalities – including that of a nymphomaniac…
* The terrifying power of the Evil Eye, which could be upon YOU at this moment…so how do you deflect its lethal powers?
*The unearthly figures from a tapestry who abduct people…
* The many well-documented visits of a Reaper-like being who comes to collect those who have an appointment with death…will he be coming for you soon?
* The bizarre and creepy entity that latches onto people it sees in cafes…
* The spinechilling story of a clown doll that returned from its little cemetery grave…
* Peculiar reports of Tardis-like time machines, apparently from the future…
* The amazing case of the man who travelled four thousand miles to meet a soul mate – all because of a strange dream…
* The sinister vampire stalking Hollywood – who is he?
* The gifted child who could create terrifying wild animals through sheer willpower…
* The stomach-churning execution and detainment of an evil witch in Knowsley…
* The eerie beings from beyond that are out to snatch children…
* The catastrophic weather-control experiment which involved the British Army and Stonehenge…
* The Orgisher – the nightmarish entity which has driven thousands of people to commit suicide…
Just SOME of the unearthly, horrifying but fascinating stories unearthed by the unrivalled master of the supernatural – Tom Slemen, in Tales of the Weird!
The Sensible Necktie and other stories of Sherlock Holmes
Written by Peter K Andersson
Narrated by Nigel Peever
Length 6 hrs 18 Mins
Release Date December 2016
Publisher MX Publishing
From the author of The Cotswolds Werewolf comes a new collection of Sherlock Holmes pastiches in the vein of Conan Doyle, revealing for the first time the secrets behind the theft of the hobnailed boots, the mysterious madness of the Right Honourable Wilfred Crabb, the case of the haunted public house, the curious and seemingly supernatural events surrounding a remote hotel on the east coast, and the truth behind the strange disappearance of Cyrus Thicknesse, the man in the sensible necktie. "I must say, Holmes, I am a bit surprised to see you taking an interest in something based on sympathy." "You do not think me sympathetic?" "Of course I do. But you have said yourself that it is the rational challenge and not the human aspect that draws you to your cases. Humans are mere factors in a problem, I think were your words." "Did I really say that? Hm, well, I am an odd sort, am I not?"
Welcome to the 24th volume in the legendary series of the Haunted Liverpool books. In this fascinating and chilling collection of over 40 spine-tingling stories, you will encounter real zombies, terrifying ghosts that physically inflict harm on the living, as well as an abomination known as Long-Legged Alice that is guaranteed to give you many sleepless nights. Cult writer Tom Slemen once again will make you question all concepts of logic and reality, and he will inform and entertain you with his inimitable style of storytelling which has now attracted a massive following of listeners from around the world. This ground-breaking book also documents the bizarre world of Liverpool's many real-life superheroes, the galaxy of famous ghosts haunting Liverpool, from a major Hollywood star to globally famous musicians. Hear also of Black Hood, Wirral's greatest occult secret, and discover the unearthly goings on under the forgotten tunnels of Copperas Hill. Tom also tells us more of the intriguing timeslip occurrences he has investigated in the northwest, and there is an incredible account of a Liverpool drifter who found a long-vanished nature-worshipping people who inhabited Manhattan long before the Native Americans even settled there. Just some of the strange, uncanny and phenomenal stories of Haunted Liverpool 24!
©2016 Tom Slemen (P)2016 Tom Slemen
Adopted from an early age Angelica is looking for her mother. Regressed by her friend Max, she is plunged into a world of murder and mystery, which belies her ordinary life. Charlie her son is an addict and becomes involved with a religious cult, which forces him to re-examine the life choices he's made. Kane is trying to stay sober and will go to any lengths to protect the ones he loves. Poppy forever at his side is also struggling against demons. With humankind on the brink of annihilation, a bond is created amongst the group as they struggle to survive. The results of their journey into the unknown are completely unexpected and mean their lives will never be the same. This book may be listened to as a standalone.
©2016 E.M.G. Wixley (P)2016 Elizabeth Wixley
The Vatican Cameos A Sherlock Holmes Adventure
When the papal apartments are burgled in 1901, Sherlock Holmes is summoned to Rome by Pope Leo XII. After learning from the pontiff that several priceless cameos that could prove compromising to the church, and perhaps determine the future of the newly unified Italy, have been stolen, Holmes is asked to recover them.
In a parallel story, Michelangelo, the toast of Rome in 1501 after the unveiling of his Pieta, is commissioned by Pope Alexander VI, the last of the Borgia pontiffs, with creating the cameos that will bedevil Holmes and the papacy four centuries later.
For fans of Conan Doyle's immortal detective, the game is always afoot. However, the great detective has never encountered an adversary quite like the one with whom he crosses swords in The Vatican Cameos.
©2016 Richard Ryan (P)2016 MX Publishing
The Cotswolds Werewolf and Other Stories of Sherlock Holmes
Someone is killing sheep in the Cotswolds. Or something. As Holmes and Watson arrive in the tranquility of a little village of shepherds and farmers to enjoy a few restful days in the idyllic countryside, strange things start to occur. While Holmes locks himself in his hotel room, consumed by depression, Watson is left to explore the surroundings on his own, acquainting himself with both the local shepherding community, the eccentric vicar, and the local folklore concerning a mysterious werewolf.
It isn't long before the murderer directs his attention to other prey than sheep, and Holmes is forced out of his ennui into a world of fog-enshrouded moors, wild men, pitchforks, and a big bad wolf.
This volume also includes four shorter stories in the vein of Conan Doyle: "The Adventure of the Velvet Lampshade", "The Adventure of the Missing Mudlark", "The Adventure of the Forking Paths", and "The Adventure of the One-Armed Pugilist".
©2014 Peter Andersson (P)2016 MX Publishing
The Black Stone: Agent of Rome, Book 4
AD 273. Obsessed by the solar religions of the east, the emperor Aurelian sets out to obtain every sacred object within his realm. But one - a mysterious rock said to channel the power of the sun god - lies beyond his reach.
Warrior-priest Ilaha has captured the legendary stone and is using it to raise an army against Rome. For imperial agent Cassius Corbulo and ex-gladiator bodyguard Indavara, stopping him constitutes their greatest challenge yet.
Assisted by a squad of undercover soldiers and a Saracen chieftain, they trek south across the deserts of Arabia, encountering sandstorms, murderous moneylenders and a ruthless German mercenary. And when they finally reach Ilaha's mountain fortress, they face thousands of warriors who will give their lives to protect him...and the black stone.
©2014 NH Brown (P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton
Haunted Liverpool 25
Written by Tom Slemen
Narrated by Nigel Peever
Length 11 hrs 17 mins
Released 25th August 2016
Over 45 spine-chilling and thought-provoking tales from one of the greatest writers in the realm of the supernatural - Tom Slemen. In this, the 25th volume of the legendary Haunted Liverpool series, you will hear of:
Just some of the tales to be found in this collection. Listen at your own risk!
Written by E M G Wixley
Narrated by Nigel Peever
Length 6 Hrs 45 Mins
Released 12th August 2016
Kane is a burned out soldier suffering from post-traumatic stress. He comes from a dysfunctional family. His parents are divorced, his sister is missing under mysterious circumstances, and his mirror twin half-brothers are displaying disturbing behaviors. It's whilst drowning his sorrows that he meets a strange girl who asks him for help. Under her influence, they embark on a transformative journey together. Soon everything about Kane's life is different. Kane knows he will have to kill their adversaries before they are all murdered. This book may be listened to as a standalone.
Written by: Julie Shaw
Narrated by: Nigel Peever
Length: Approx 9 hours
Release Date TBC
It’s 1981 and seventeen-year-old Christine is about to give birth to her son. When her family throw her out, Christine has the biggest fight of her life to bring up her son safe on the infamous Canterbury Estate in Bradford, rife with crime, alcohol and drugs, a place where family is everything and nothing.
It's Friday evening on the Canterbury Estate in Bradford and Christine, who's been rushed to hospital by her friend, Josie, is on the maternity ward giving birth. She's 17 and terrified. Not just of the pain, which is ripping her in two, but because she knows that once the baby arrives, her family is never going to speak to her again.
Her beautiful baby boy is about to start a chain of events that will lead to tragedy - and only her own family can save her.
The Siege: Agent of Rome, Book 1
AD 270. Rome has ruled Syria for over three centuries. But now the weakened empire faces a desperate threat: Queen Zenobia of Palmyra has turned her Roman-trained army against her former masters, and the once invincible legions have been crushed. Arabia, Palestine and Egypt have fallen, and now Antioch, Syria's capital, stands exposed.Cassius Corbulo is a young intelligence agent fresh from officer training. He has been assigned the menial task of rounding up wounded legionaries, but then urgent new orders arrive. He is the only ranking Roman officer left in the line of the Palmyran advance. He must take command of the fort of Alauran, the last stronghold still in Roman hands, and hold it against the enemy until reinforcements arrive. What Cassius finds at Alauran would daunt the most seasoned veteran, let alone a 19- year-old with no experience of war.
A mere scattering of divided and demoralised legionaries remain, backed up by some fractious Syrian auxiliaries and a drunken Praetorian Guardsman. With the Palmyrans just days away, Cassius must somehow find the discipline, resourcefulness and courage to organise the garrison, save Alauran and secure Rome's eastern frontier....
©2011 NH Brown (P)2014 Oakhill Publishing
AD 272 - the Roman emperor Aurelian has defeated Queen Zenobia and crushed the Palmyran revolt.
Faridun's Banner, hallowed battle standard of the Persian Empire, has fallen into Roman hands and is to be returned to the Persians as part of a historic peace treaty. But on the eve of the signing, the banner goes missing.
Recalled to Syria, imperial agent Cassius Corbulo is charged with recovering the flag. Accompanied by his faithful servant, Simo, and ex-gladiator bodyguard Indavara, Cassius must journey across the dangerous wastes of Syria to the equally perilous streets of Antioch. He and his companions face ruthless brigands, mysterious cults, merciless assassins and intrigue at every turn.
©2012 NH Brown (P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton
Agent of Rome: The Far Shore
Treason waits at the furthest reaches of Empire...When the deputy commander of Rome's Imperial Security Service is assassinated on the island of Rhodes, Cassius Corbulo swiftly finds himself embroiled in the investigation. Assisted once more by ex-gladiator bodyguard Indavara and servant Simo, his search for the truth is complicated by the involvement of the dead man's headstrong daughter, Annia.
Braving hostile seas, Cassius and his allies follow the assassin's trail south aboard a ship captained by a roguish Carthaginian smuggler and manned by his disparate, dangerous crew. Their journey leads them to the farthest reaches of the empire; to a ruined city where the rules of Roman civilization have long been abandoned, and a deadly battle of wits with a brutal, relentless foe.
©2013 Nick Brown (P)2013 Hodder & Stoughton
The concluding volume in an epic and terrifying trilogy for teen readers. Throughout the world, Dancing Jax reigns supreme. The Ismus and his court are celebrated and adored, and the Ismus is writing the much-awaited sequel to Dancing Jax. But when someone accidentally reads the manuscript, the true, evil purpose of Austerly Fellows is finally revealed. Can the resistance halt the publication of Fighting Pax? Or is humanity doomed and will the Dawn Prince arise at last?
©2014 Robin Jarvis (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Beyond This Horizon
Written by: David Thompson
Tat, is the first of his family to leave the Upper Eden Valley in Cumbria. He is clever, excels at rugby and has a fine singing voice. From Appleby Grammar School he gains a place at University College London.
Tat mixes with art students from The Slade School, and an exciting relationship develops with Jane Cranshaw, a beautiful upper class painting student. They fall in love but he is unaware that Jane conceals a dark secret which fatally flaws their relationship.
When their idyll is torn apart by a succession of emotional hammer blows, Tat and his best friend, Olly Sinclair, are engulfed in a whirlwind of turmoil and confusion. Unexpectedly, Tat's magnificent singing voice proves to be his salvation.
©2014 David Thompson (P)2014 Oakhill Publishing
The Devil in the Marshalsea
Length 11 hours 36 Minutes
It’s 1727. Tom Hawkins is damned if he’s going to follow in his
father’s footsteps and become a country parson. Not for him a
quiet life of prayer and propriety. No, he loves women: lots of them.
Ale: jugs of it. And gambling. But Tom’s principled and proper too, and won’t pull family strings to get himself out of debt. Not even when faced with the very real horrors of London’s notorious debtors’ prison: The Marshalsea Gaol. Offered the opportunity to free himself by solving a murder, Tom finds his principles tested to the limit.
Jim and Milly. Stan and Jane. Jonathan and Fiona. Winter, 1959: Three married couples: each living in England's Lane, each with an only child, and each attending to family, and their livelihoods - the ironmonger, the sweetshop, and the butcher. Each of them hiding their lies, disguising sin, and coping in the only way they know how.
©2014 Joseph Connelly (P)2014 Oakhill Publishing
Life on Mars
by Mike Dawson
Sour Grape Productions
Narrated by Nigel Peever
The novel 'Life on Mars' was originally conceived as a stage rock opera inspired by the work of David Bowie. A little over an hour ago, Vic had been a weak 68 year old man, but that wasn't what he saw in the mirror now. Instead, he saw a weak young man, clearly in his mid twenties. Instead of his unkept mop of hair he sported a rubber cap and from it protruded dozens of plastic tubes. They trailed over his shoulders like a wig of translucent dreadlocks. "What year is this?" He whispered, leaning forward to study his reflection. There was no reply. "Miss, er Blue. I asked you a question." he said a little louder, trying to remain calm. "The year is Tvc15." she replied cheerfully, then realising he would not understand Blue bit her bottom lip whilst quickly making the conversion. "T, Twentieth Century, V for 500 plus fifteen years. That would be?" She looked up for a moment. "Yes, to you that would be the year 2515."
The phenomena of ghosts and hauntings are very real experiences that more and more people are encountering every day. It is their true cause and nature that is the ongoing mystery. In Paranormal Investigations, author Chad Stambaugh discusses the process of trying to find that one piece of evidence that could prove, without a doubt, that ghosts are real.
Paranormal Investigations shows both the beginner and the professional when and how to correctly operate the different types of equipment integral to a paranormal investigation - cameras, camcorders, voice recorders, digital video recorders, EMF detectors, dowsing rods, pendulums, and more. In addition, Chad breaks down, step by step, the correct procedures for conducting both public and private investigations, including how to deal with clients, what to look for, how to look for it, and how to document an investigation.
Through this detailed guide, Chad works toward creating paranormal unity among those who research the events or phenomena that science can't or won't explain.
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