By Mika Waltari,Andreas Ludden
Michael und Antti wollen von Venedig aus zu einer Pilgerfahrt ins Heilige Land aufbrechen. Das Pilgerschiff wird von islamischen Piraten gekapert und die beiden Protagonisten entgehen dem Tod nur dadurch, dass sie ihrer christlichen faith abschwören und den Islam annehmen. Nun beginnen ihre Abenteuer in der islamischen Welt. Beide, sowohl Michael als auch Antti, steigen, obwohl nominell Sklaven, letzten Endes in hohe und geachtete Stellungen auf. Wie die beiden Helden in die ihnen anfangs völlig fremde Kultur und faith hineinwachsen, ist eines der großen Themen dieses Romans.
Michael leidet zunächst unter schlimmen Gewissensqualen - schließlich hatte er einst davon geträumt, eine Laufbahn als Geistlicher der allein seligmachenden Kirche einzuschlagen! Doch mit dem ihm eigenen Wissensdurst eignet er sich schnell die arabische und die türkische Sprache an und macht sich mit dem Inhalt des Korans sowie der islamischen Glaubenspraxis vertraut. Immer wieder stellt er verwundert fest, welch Unterschied zwischen dem Osmanischen Reich und den christlichen Ländern Europas besteht, werden in den letzteren doch blutige Glaubenskriege ausgetragen, und erst recht ist unter den Christen und ihren Fürsten kaum eine Spur von religiöser Toleranz zu finden.
By Oliver Bowden,Noemí Risco Mateo
La cruzada secreta
La historia jamás contada de Altaïr, el Maestro Asesino
Nicolás Polo, padre de Marco, por fin revelará los angeles historia que ha mantenido en secreto toda su vida: l. a. historia de Altaïr, uno de los Asesinos más extraordinarios de los angeles Hermandad.
Altaïr se embarca en una ambitious misión que le lleva por Tierra Santa y le muestra el verdadero significado del Credo de los Asesinos. Para demostrar su compromiso, Altaïr debe derrotar a nueve enemigos mortales, incluido el líder templario, Robert de Sablé.
Por primera vez, se cuenta los angeles vida de Altaïr: un viaje que cambiará el curso de los angeles historia; su batalla continua con los angeles conspiración templaria; una vida accepted tan trágica como reveladora; y l. a. máxima traición de un viejo amigo.
Basado en el juego superventas de Ubisoft, Assassin’s Creed.
By Kieth Merrill
A thousand years in the past, the Navigator crossed the good deep in ships lit with 16 stones touched via Oum'ilah, the God of Gods. over the years, the stones have been scattered and a prophecy arose stating "child of no guy" might assemble them back, and he will be given immortality and reign ceaselessly as god and king of Kandelarr.
Now, in an age of chaos, the time has come for the prophecy to be fulfilled. mild and darkness have each one selected a champion to assert the mythical stones:
The sorceress of the cult of shedragon has selected Drakkor, a warrior and mercenary who travels with bandits and a corrupt stone of darkness.
The Oracle of Oum'ilah has put his religion in Ashar, a tender postulant who's uncertain the stones of sunshine even exist.
Meanwhile, miles away, a slave identify Ereon Qhuin goals of freedom. deserted at beginning, his purely ownership is an odd stone that his mentor, the blacksmith Rusthammer, supplies is the foremost to Qhuin's future and freedom.
A mercenary, a postulant, and a slave—which one is really the kid of prophecy? Who will put on the immortal crown?
By Charles J. Schneider
CYTHEREA, located within the leading edge of this anthology, tells the tongue-in-cheek story of Jamie Broussard, a Professor of Anthropology and Mythology at Yale, who reveals himself drawn right into a electronic courting with Cytherea Sagapo, the writer of an imprecise treatise at the legend of Adonis and Aphrodite. sooner or later, the curious professor makes a decision that he needs to meet her, and travels to Cytherea's place of birth of Paphos, Cyprus, so that it will accomplish that; but if he arrives, it kind of feels transparent that his digital female friend is admittedly the genuine Aphrodite and that he, strangely, could be the reincarnation of her one and basically real love, Adonis! This certain tale, which teeters among truth and a surrealistic dream until eventually the final web page, beneficial properties portrayals of the traditional Greek deities set in modern-day, and may attract enthusiasts of paranormal fiction and mythology alike.
WITH TOWER AND TURRETS, topped happens within the internal Hebrides of Scotland in the course of medieval occasions, the place a strong Gaelic warlord named Rhian MacDomhnuill falls deeply in love with Gwyneth, a gorgeous and sultry peasant maiden. This tightly plotted story of ardour and demonic sorcery starts off and results in the top room of Dunyvaig Castle's tower, the place Rhian needs to face his religious nemesis embodied in his frigid spouse, Sif: an Icelandic princess with a dismal and evil soul. even though the motion happens in a quick five-hour time frame on a chilly January evening and performs out completely in the confining partitions of Rhian's stone fort, a wealthy two-and-a-half yr back-story is expounded creatively through the writer in a chain of flashbacks, stories and desires. established loosely on an outdated Scottish legend, WITH TOWER AND TURRETS, topped is a historically-based mental fable packed with intrigue, seduction, and magic.
By T.W. Greene,Matthew Searock
a novel narrating a fast paced, fantastical “road journey” choked with grand old vistas and occasions, memorable characters, humor, drama, and suspense. The memoir chronicles boys’ adolescent development within the thick of a tumultuous year.
Penned from the viewpoint of delicate and considerate JACK, this trip leads the lads and the reader from idyllic adolescence days in Connecticut to terrible tragedy at Seattle’s house Needle. Innocence misplaced. lifestyles learned. Jack’s sizeable center and ever-present love for kin and ally SPENCER forge his identification and destiny.
SPENCER, a confident adventurous middle-class son of a pilot, stoically bargains with loss whilst his father’s aircraft vanishes. In flip, he discovers fortitude as he globe-trots with Jack, his absolute confidant. via a sequence of adventures so diverse from all he’s ever identified, Spencer learns the significance of real friendship and self-worth.
Jack and Spencer are thrust into exciting, off-beat and downright wonderful occasions. They rub shoulders with famous ancient figures and be capable of get away the “jaws of demise” 3 times.
Both buddies are born at the similar day, 3 hours aside. The drama starts off on their birthday because the thirteen-year-old boys approximately drown in a Connecticut river, and ends quickly after the 25-year outdated males, passengers aboard the fateful japanese flight 401 to Miami, crash into the Florida Everglades.
This fast-paced novel, 1961, transports the reader onboard their grand voyage from the family’s bases; the seashore condominium set within the dunes of Perdido Key, Florida, the mansion in Bedford Hills, big apple, the four-story granite Vienna manor, and the turn-of-the-century shingle-styled cottage excessive atop Maine’s rocky shore-lined cliffs.
Head-on, the old-moneyed family members faces an the USA gripped in racial stress, and a Europe within the warmth of the chilly battle. The secret of Jack’s father’s profession propels the kin via airplane, teach, send, and car. Their tale is formed by means of: The Kennedy Inauguration, Vienna, a divided Berlin, races at Monza and ultra-swank Monaco, a mysterious Greek island, Venice and Provelglia at Easter, frantic Santa Monica, the liberty 7 house release on Cape Canaveral, and discovery of stolen artwork excessive within the Swiss Alps.
This relatives exemplifies glamor, exuberance and exceptionally, the artwork of dealing in secrets.
By Gerd B. Freimuth
Unterdessen begeben sich Hinnerk und Leevke auf eine Reise, welche sie durch das garstige Moor führt, in welchem ein menschenfressendes Ungetüm hausen soll. Ihr Ziel ist die Handelsstadt Emden, denn vom Bischof erhoffen sie sich Antworten auf Leevkes Herkunft. Kann er das Geheimnis um ihre Kräfte lüften?
By Massimo Boscarino
By Chaitram Singh
Captain Stephen Erickson is distributed to Guyana, the place he runs into West element good friend Andrew Rambarran. a central authority overthrow is coming near near, yet will Steve’s commitment to his previous pal reason hassle?
Guyana, South the USA, 1979, used to be now not a loose and simple position to be. The Kabaka celebration governed the govt. and the streets. They carried swagger sticks, wore heavy leather-based boots, and referred to as one another “comrade.” they'd promised to make the small guy right into a actual guy; as an alternative they introduced poverty, hunger, and racial distrust to a country as soon as hopeful, yet now disgruntled.
American Captain Stephen Erikson accepts his publish as Assistant army connecté in Guyana, acutely aware army coup may be within the offing. He’s chuffed to reconnect along with his outdated West element buddy, Captain Andrew Rambarran, serving within the Guyanese military. whereas rekindling his friendship with Andrew, Steve meets Anita, Andrew’s cousin. She is gorgeous and clever, and Steve can’t aid yet fall for her.
Steve’s loyalties develop into significantly validated while the army plan to take down the Kabaka social gathering strikes the rustic right into a nation of uproar. may still Steve be precise to his good friend, Andrew, or to his country’s pursuits within the affair? extra importantly, will both he or Andrew reside to discover out?
By Mark Patrick
By Jill Joyce Smith
Katie and her ally Jonathan had simply graduated from highschool and sooner or later, whereas sitting less than their favourite tree, Dana appears to be like prior to them. She magically transports them either again to eire within the 12 months of 357 BC, three hundred years prior to the 1st Celt invasion. it truly is then that Katie discovers that her precise future is to be the following excessive Priestess of the Tuatha extended family yet no longer ahead of she proves herself precious of the location and is distributed by way of the King of Ulster on a perilous quest to discover the dear treasures which were hidden from her and her partners. With the aid of her acquaintances, outdated and new, she starts her trip round old eire. She places herself in perilous quandaries yet persists in being devoted to locate the 4 jewels that belong to the Tuatha and produce them again to the folks of her new extended family. fortunately her new pals have taught her good of the traditional methods and feature built her with the forgotten wisdoms of the earlier. in the course of her seek she meets a lot of Ireland’s fabled Fey people who support her together with her quest. yet a few that she encounters are as mischievous because the myths say.
Katie O’Neill: Quest of the 4 Jewels is a captivating story of chance and romance."