Étoile de Brume
Author: Lily R. Davis
Publisher: Collection Infinity
« C’est comme si on m’avait fait un don. Un don qui m’a été arraché, me laissant bancale dans un monde qui ne veut pas de moi. » Elle s’appelle Brume, un prénom étrange que sa grand-mère lui a donné. Brume... comme la couleur de ses yeux et de toutes ces pensées dans lesquelles elle se perd. Elle s’appelle Brume, cette jeune femme particulière, cette jeune femme malade. Elle avance sur le campus de Berkeley en rêvant d’être comme tout le monde. Il lui arrive parfois de le croire durant quelques heures. Jusqu’à ce que l’alarme de son téléphone se déclenche, lui rappelant son traitement à prendre. Elle s’appelle Brume... Indécise et insoumise Brume... Elle partage son temps entre ses cours de philosophie, ses toiles inachevées, sa grand-mère et son cousin Finn, gardiens de ses secrets, et ses amis qui la comprennent sans vraiment la connaître. Un jour, elle rencontre Jensen et avec lui l’espoir d’un bonheur qu’elle a longtemps cru lui être interdit. De ses faiblesses, il construira ses forces. De ses peurs, il tissera ses certitudes. De ses errances, il créera son refuge. De ses cris, il inventera ses silences. Avec lui, elle n’aura plus jamais ni à se taire ni à se cacher.
Image of the Sea
Author: Howard F. Isham
Publisher: Peter Lang
This book explores the unprecedented surge or oceanic feeling in the aesthetic expression of the romantic century. As secular thought began to displace the certainties of a sacral universe, the oceans that give life to our planet offered a symbol of eternity, rooted in the experience of nature rather than Biblical tradition. Images of the sea permeated the minds of the early Romantics, became a significant ingredient of romantic expression, and continued to emerge in the language, literature, art, and music of the nineteenth century. These pages document the evidence for this oceanic consciousness in some of the most creative minds of that century.
A Court of Mist and Fury
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
The #1 New York Times bestselling sequel to Sarah J. Maas's stunning and seductive A Court of Thorns and Roses.
Author: Renata W Müller
Publisher: Werthmüller Renáta via PublishDrive
Nathaniel Cruz had held a crush on Alexis Woodville ever since she had hit him on the head with a football at school—she literally swept him off his feet. Neither of them could have thought that their initial attraction would bind their hearts together for life. But disastrous timing and a silly misunderstanding keep them separated for a long time. Years later, despite living the seemingly glamorous life of a world-famous footballer, Nathaniel remains obsessed with Alexis, and Alexis still loves him; however, jealousy and possessiveness wrench them apart again. Nevertheless, with their fates entwined, their paths inevitably cross once more, where they find themselves torn between doing the right thing and following their hearts' desire. This is Alexis and Nathaniel’s passionate and sensuous love story. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I have loved writing it.
Dans le temps
Author: Michel Giraud-Heraud
Publisher: Mon Petit Éditeur
"Sur les plaisirs du temps partagés dans les larmes, Où, joyeux, les égaux éclaboussent nos ciels, Dans l’amour des futurs où l’infini des mots Se meurt à la passion du temps qu’il reste à vivre. Un instant suffira pour que le corps s’en aille Auprès de troubles dieux gavés de leurs doctrines, Pour que l’âge en sursis devienne un éternel Par devant les mystères de la vie et sa mort " .
The Smoke Thief
Author: Shana Abe
For centuries they’ve lived in secret among northern England’s green and misted hills. Creatures of extraordinary beauty, power, and sensuality, they possess the ability to shape-shift from human to dragon and back again. Now their secret–and their survival–is threatened by a temptation that will break every boundary.... Dubbed the Smoke Thief, a daring jewel thief is confounding the London police. His wealthy victims claim the master burglar can walk through walls and vanish into thin air. But Christoff, the charismatic Marquess of Langford, knows the truth: the thief is no ordinary human but a “runner” who’s fled Darkfrith without permission. As Alpha leader of the dra´kon, it’s Kit’s duty to capture the fugitive before the secrets of the tribe are revealed to mortals. But not even Kit suspects that the Smoke Thief could be a woman. Clarissa Rue Hawthorne knew her dangerous exploits would attract the attention of the dra´kon. But she didn’t expect Christoff himself to come to London, dangling the tribe’s most valuable jewel–the Langford Diamond–as bait. For as long as she could remember, Rue had lived the life of a halfling–half dra´kon, half mortal–and an outcast in both worlds. She’d always loved the handsome and willful Kit from the only place it was safe: from afar. But now she was no longer the shy, timid girl she’d once been. She was the first woman capable of making the Turn in four generations. So why did she still feel the same dizzying sense of vulnerability whenever he was near? From the moment he saw her, Kit knew that the alluring and powerful beauty was every bit his Alpha equal and destined to be his bride. And by the harsh laws of the dra´kon, Rue knew that she was the property of the marquess. But they will risk banishment and worse for a chance at something greater. For now Rue is his prisoner, the diamond has disappeared, and she’s made the kind of dangerous proposition a man like Kit cannot resist....In this bewitching novel, Shana Abé transports us into a world of exhilarating romance and magic. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Ilona Andrews
New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews invites you to experience the first novel in the “intriguing world” (Locus) of Kate Daniels with this special edition of Magic Bites... Kate Daniels is a down-on-her-luck mercenary who makes her living cleaning up magical problems. But when Kate’s guardian is murdered, her quest for justice draws her into a power struggle between two strong factions within Atlanta’s magic circles. Pressured by both sides to find the killer, Kate realizes she’s way out of her league—but she wouldn’t want it any other way… This special edition includes in-depth information about the world of Kate Daniels, with descriptions of its characters and factions. Explore Kate’s Atlanta like never before with answers to FAQ and a quiz to find your place there. And don’t miss the prequel story “A Questionable Client,” as well as scenes of events in Magic Bites from Curran’s point of view.
My Swordhand Is Singing
Author: Marcus Sedgwick
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
WHEN TOMAS AND HIS SON, Peter, settle in Chust as woodcutters, Tomas digs a channel of fast-flowing waters around their hut, so they have their own little island kingdom. Peter doesn't understand why his father has done this, nor why his father carries a long, battered box, whose mysterious contents he is forbidden to know. But Tomas is a man with a past: a past that is tracking him with deadly intent, and when the dead of Chust begin to rise from their graves, both father and son must face a soulless enemy and a terrifying destiny. From the Hardcover edition.
Maiden From the Mist
Author: Tanya Anne Crosby
Publisher: Oliver Heber books
Sorcha dún Scoti has known her whole life she is different. Now, the future of her clan is in doubt, and Una, their beloved seer is gone. The youngest dún Scoti inherits Una's keek stane--and with it, the gift of sight. Here, the truth of her birth is revealed. Betrayed by her kinsmen and seeking answers, Sorcha must journey to a remote Island in the Outer Hebrides, where she hopes to reunite with Una. But despite her gift of sight, the truth holds perils Sorcha cannot foresee... Stricken blind by his grief, Caden MacSwein has sequestered himself like a beast in his castle by the sea. It is whispered that he slew his own brother, and now is cursed by the Gods. When a maiden from Inverness arrives on his shores on the eve of the summer star, he soon sees with his heart what his eyes no longer will. But to restore his sight, Caden must ken his blindness comes from within... or he cannot save the maiden from the mist from the danger that pursues her. Rich with history and lore, MAID OF THE MIST continues the story that began with HIGHLAND FIRE and left off with HIGHLAND STORM. This is book 5 of the Guardians of the Stone series. Read this series in order: Book 1: Once Upon a Highland Legend Book 2: Highland Fire Book 3: Highland Steel Book 4: Highland Storm Book 5: Maiden from the Mist
Author: James Clemens
Publisher: Del Rey
Rarely has a young writer won a place among the major talents in fantasy fiction as quickly as James Clemens. In the first four novels of his breathtaking epic, The Banned and the Banished, Clemens has woven an ever-deepening spell of wonderment with his boundless imagination and matchless storytelling gifts. Now he brings his saga to a masterful and breathtaking climax as the wit’ch Elena faces the unmasked evil of the Dark Lord for the final time in a cataclysmic conclusion that will shatter her understanding of all that has gone before. . . . The three deadly Weirgates are destroyed but the threat of the Dark Lord remains. And so Elena and her companions have gone their separate ways to prepare for what is yet to come. Elena herself has journeyed to the beautiful city of A’loa Glen, there to recover her strength and spirit. Enter Harlequin Quail. Some might call him a fool, but the little man in the jester’s suit claims to be a spy. And he comes fresh from the foul fortress of Blackhall itself, where the Dark Lord dwells. There he uncovered things that spell certain doom– for a final Weirgate remains, the most potent one of all. And with it, in just one moon’s time, the Dark Lord will avenge his earlier defeat, destroying the heart of the land and ushering in a reign of evil without end. Only Elena, with the awesome magicks of the Blood Diary, has the power to stop him. Blackhall is all but impregnable. And according to Quail, the Weirgate is well hidden, in a place known only to the Dark Lord himself. Thus begins a desperate quest like no other. Hunted by the Dark Lord’s minions and threatened by clandestine betrayals, Elena and her brave companions reunite in the effort to locate the last Weirgate and destroy it. Along the way, many questions will be answered and illusions will be smashed. Brother will turn against brother, and the strongest bonds of magic and love will be tested to the breaking point . . . and beyond. From the Hardcover edition.
Letters From My Windmill
Author: Alphonse Daudet
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The stories are all told by the author in the first person, typically addressing a Parisian reader. The author, having relocated his home from Paris, recounts short bucolic tales about his new life in Provence as well as his trips to Corsica and French Algeria. Considered to be light-hearted, and often a bit tongue-in-cheek, the stories vary from day-to-day events in southern France to Provençal folk-tales, and often feature professions and faunal references characteristic of Provence.
The Mask Wearer
Author: Bryan Perro
To defeat the forces of evil which threaten his world, young Amos Daragon, aided by mythical animal friends, sets out on a journey to find four masks that harness the forces of nature and sixteen powerful stones that give the masks their magic.