Author: Matilde Asensi
What could the Silk Road, the Sewers of Istambul, Marco Polo, Mongolia and Holy Land have in common? That's what the main characters of "The Last Cato", Ottavia Salina and Farag Boswell, will have to find out, putting their lives at risk yet again to solve a mystery that begins in the first century AD. Written with accuracy and a rhythm that keeps readers in suspense page after page, chapter after chapter until the very end, "Cato's Return" is an ingenious combination of adventure and history with which Matilde Asensi once again draws us in and doesn't let us go until the last word.
The lost origin
Author: Matilde Asensi
A riveting journey into the Amazonia in search of a lost civilization. Over 800,000 copies sold by the so called ‘Queen of the Spanish Adventure Fiction’, one of the top writers in Spanish language, and author of the bestseller The Last Cato. A strange disease has left Arnau’s brother in a vegetative state. A hacker and computer businessman, Arnau Queralt undertakes an archeological research in order to find the cure for his brother’s illness. Surprisingly, Arnau finds himself immersed in an exciting adventure that takes him to the Inca Empire, the ruins of Tiwanacu and the Amazon rainforest, following the trace of a lost civilization. Arnau and his friends, Marc and Lola, take the readers on a journey through knowledge, unearthing some of the uncovered mysteries of Humanity, the paradox of the Evolution Theory and the truth about the role Spanish Conquistadors really played in the Spanish colonization of the Americas. A fascinating novel that challenges the readers to take part in a guessing game, and whose key lies in discovering the power of words.
Setting out for Shanghai to settle the affairs of her recently deceased husband, Spanish painter Elvira finds herself swept up in a centuries-old quest to find the lost treasure of China's first emperor, in a tale peppered with maps, codes, and riddles, in an internationally best-selling novel. 25,000 first printing. Reprint.
Author: Matilde Asensi
A revealing journey of a knight following the Templar trace on the road to Santiago1,300,000 copies sold worldwide by the so called ‘Queen of the Spanish Adventure Fiction’, one of the top writers in Spanish language, and author of the bestseller The Last CatoGalceran de Born is a knight of a military religious order, the mortal enemy of the Knights of Templar. He has been commissioned by Pope John XXII to investigate the murders of Pope Clement V, King Philippe IV of France, and William of Nogaret. Helped by his son Jonas and Sara, a white-haired Jewish witch, Galceran finds incriminating evidence against the outlawed Knights of Templar, who avenged their master’s death by perpetrating these three murders.On their way to Santiago, they also find a parchment which reveals that when the Knights of Templar were banned by the previous pope, they hid their gold all along the road, in places marked by the golden cross Tau. The Pope’s greed, however, is insatiable and so he entrusts Galceran with another important mission: Galceran has to disguise himself as a pilgrim and seize the treasures that the Knights of Templar had hidden along the road: more than a thousand five hundred chests full of gold, silver and precious stones. In an underground labyrinth, they will find one of the greatest secrets in history: the Ark of the Covenant.The book has been successfully published in five countries: Italy, Germany, France, Poland and Brazil.
Author: Sergio De La Pava
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Sergio De La Pava’s A Naked Singularity was one of the most highly praised debut novels in decades. The Wall Street Journal called it “a propulsive, mind-bending experience,” and named it one of the ten best books of the year. The Toronto Star did the same, calling it “a great American novel: large, ambitious, and full of talk.” In Slate, Paul Ford proclaimed,“It’s a fine thing for an author to bring forth something so unapologetically maximalist.” This book is nothing like that one. Just look at it: A Naked Singularity was a brick of a book, 678 pages, and this one’s slim--lean and focused. A Naked Singularity locked us into the unforgettable voice of its protagonist, Casi, while Personae shimmers and shifts among different perspectives, locations, and narrative techniques. But sharp readers will quickly see that the two books are the work of the same hand. The sheer energy of De La Pava’s sentences, his eye for absurd humor, his commitment to the idea of justice--all will be familiar here as they carry us from the tale of an obsessive, damaged psychic detective consumed by a murder case, into a Sartrean drama that raises questions (and jokes) about responsibility, fate, death, and more. And when De La Pava eventually returns us to the investigation, this time seen from the other side, the lives and deaths bound up in it feel all the more real, and moving, even as solid answers slip away into mist. Shelf Awareness declared that A Naked Singularity "heralded the arrival of a tremendous talent." In some ways, despite its brevity, Personae is even more surprising and challenging--and, in its ambition and fierce intelligence, it’s proof that Sergio De La Pava is here to stay.
A Day with Pepe & Millie
Author: YaYo Kawamura
Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company
Follow best friends Pepe and Millie throughout the day as they get dressed, cook, swing, and so much more! With Pepe and Millie something is always going on. Includes sliders and lift-the-flaps perfect for toddler interaction!
The Last Resort
Author: Carmen Posadas
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Depressed over the death of his mother and feeling that there is nothing left to live for, Rafael Molinet, an elderly, introverted Spaniard living in London, makes plans for his suicide, but his plans take a backseat when he becomes involved in the investigation into the murder of a Madrid playboy at a lavish Moroccan resort. By the author of Little Indiscretions. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
The Last Son's Secret
Author: Rafel Nadal Farreras
Publisher: Random House
A huge international bestseller, this heartbreaking tale of a tiny Italian village during two World Wars will stay with you forever. Among the olive groves and vineyards of southern Italy, a boy and a girl are born, moments apart. Far away in the trenches of World War I, their fathers have just died. Now all the men in Vitantonio’s family have been wiped out – all twenty-one. All except him. Growing up together, war seems far away for the two children. But Vitantonio’s mother will do anything to protect her son from the curse of death that seems to hang over the family – and so she tells a lie. It is a lie that will bind Vitantonio and Giovanna, the girl who shares his birthday, together over the years. But as the clouds of another war begin to gather on the horizon, it may ultimately drive them apart...
A betrayal and a murder in pro-Nazi Spain spark a struggle for power that grips a family for generations in this sweeping historical thriller Fierce, edgy, brisk, and enthralling, this brilliant novel by Victor del Árbol pushes the boundaries of the traditional historical novel and in doing so creates a work of incredible power that resonates long after the last page has been turned. When Isabel, a Spanish aristocrat living in the pro-Nazi Spain of 1941, becomes involved in a plot to kill her Fascist husband, she finds herself betrayed by her mysterious lover. The effects of her betrayal play out in a violent struggle for power in both family and government over three generations, intertwining her story with that of a young lawyer named Maria forty years later. During the attempted Fascist coup of 1981, Maria is accused of plotting the prison escape of a man she successfully prosecuted for murder. As Maria's and Isabel's narratives unfold they encircle each other, creating a page-turning literary thriller firmly rooted in history.
Author: Guido van Genechten
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Joe and his friends (including Nellie elephant, Percy pig, and Friendly frog) learn that although bottoms come in all shapes and sizes, everyone must use the potty.
The Horse Healer
Author: Gonzalo Giner
Publisher: Open Road Media
His father dead, his sisters kidnapped, a boy with an intuition for horses flees his home and is taken in by a veterinarian during the turbulent years of the Reconquest of medieval Spain At the border of the Christian kingdom of Castile and the Muslim caliphate of Al-Andalus, a little inn sits on the front lines of the battle for Iberia. When word travels that the most feared fighters of the Muslim world, the Imesebelen, are advancing on Toledo, the innkeeper tells his son, Diego, to flee with his sisters. But Diego refuses to abandon his father. The old man and one of his daughters are slaughtered, and the other two girls are kidnapped. Now there’s only one thought on Diego’s mind: revenge. On his lightning-fast Arabian mare, Diego makes his way to Toledo. It is the start of a journey that will usher him into manhood and lead him to the dawn of a field of medicine that will change Spain—and the world—forever.
Today St. Luke is known as the author of the third Gospel of the New Testament, but two thousand years ago he was Lucanus, a Greek, a man who loved, knew the emptiness of bereavement, and later traveled through the hills and wastes of Judea asking, "What manner of man was my Lord?" And it is of this Lucanus that Taylor Caldwell tells here in one of the most stirring stories ever lived or written.
The Last Cato
Author: Matilde Asensi
Publisher: Harper Collins
A masterful blend of Christian scholarship and thrilling adventure, The Last Cato is a novel about the race to find the secret location of the Vera Cruz, the True Cross on which Christ was crucified, and the ancient brotherhood sworn to protect it. Holy relics are disappearing from sacred spots around the world—and the Vatican will do whatever it takes to stop the thieves from stealing what is left of the scattered splinters of the True Cross. Brilliant paleographer Dr. Ottavia Salina is called upon by the highest levels of the Roman Catholic Church to decipher the scars found on an Ethiopian man's corpse: seven crosses and seven Greek letters. The markings, symbolizing the Seven Deadly Sins, are part of an elaborate initiation ritual for the Staurofilakes, the clandestine brotherhood hiding the True Cross for centuries, headed by a secretive figure called Cato. With the help of a member of the Swiss Guard and a renowned archaeologist, Dr. Salina uncovers the connection between the brotherhood and Dante's Divine Comedy, and races across the globe to Christianity's ancient capitals. Together, they will face challenges that will put their faith—and their very lives—to the ultimate test.
Author: Roderick Gordon, Brian James Williams
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
As young archaeologist Will Burrows continues to search for his lost father in the strange underground world he has discovered beneath the city of London, he stumbles across a sinister plot with terrible implications for the world above.