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WORLD WITHOUT END
PAN BOOKS LTD, 2008

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On the day after Halloween, in the year 1327, four children slip away from the cathedral city of Kingsbridge. In the forest they see two men killed. As adults, their lives will be braided together by ambition, love, greed and revenge. They will see prosperity and famine, plague and war. Yet they will always live under the l ong shadow of the unexplained killing they witnessed on that fateful childhood day. Ken Follett’s masterful epic The Pillars of the Earth enchanted millions of readers with its compelling drama of war, passion and family conflict set around the building of a cathedral. Now World Without End takes readers back to medieval Kingsbridge two centuries later, as the men, women and children of the city once again grapple with the devastating sweep of historical change. ... Leer resumen completo

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THE VALLEY OF HORSES
Fecha Lanzamiento: 24/02/2002
HODDER & STOUGHTON, 2002

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Ayla leaves the safety of the Clan who raised her and sets out alone on an epic journey of discovery. A hostile land awaits her, and her need for human companionship and love remains unfulfilled.

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NORTHANGER ABBEY
Fecha Lanzamiento: 12/08/2002
DOVER, 2000

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NORTHANGER ABBEY is about a naïve young woman whose head is full of the Gothic novels she consumes, and who begins to imagine that life may well be even stranger than fiction. Catherine Morland makes a touching, if somewhat charmingly brainless, heroine; Henry Tilney is a self-possessed and witty hero; and the plot dev ice in which Catherine sees General Tilney as a black-hearted villain out of a Gothic romance is ingenious and engrossing. In fact, this early work is full of sustained and sparkling inventiveness, and exhibits the sharp and accurate social observations of Austen's more mature fiction. ... Leer resumen completo

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IVANHOE
Fecha Lanzamiento: 22/02/2005
WALTER SCOTT
DOVER, 2004

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Scott's most revered novel, written in 1791, is a love story set in the Middle Ages. The hero is a Saxon knight, Wilfred of Ivanhoe, whose personal chivalric code comes into conflict with the corruption of his arch-rival, the Knight Templar Brian de Bois-Guilbert. Ivanhoe is also torn between the woman to whom he is betroth ed, Rowena, and a saintly young Jewish woman, Rebecca, who loves him. The cast of characters also includes Richard the Lionhearted, Robin Hood, and the fabled Black Knight. ... Leer resumen completo

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THE GODS OF WAR (SERIES: EMPEROR)
Fecha Lanzamiento: 10/10/2011
HARPERCOLLINS PUB., 2011

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Caesar must fight his toughest battle yet - with Rome itself. Julius Caesar, fresh from triumph in Britain and Gaul, is marching on Rome with his legions of hardened veterans. His goal: to unseat Pompey, now dictator of the Empire. But waging war on your own people is never easy. And even after the city itself is taken and Julius, Brutus, Mark Antony and Octavian re-enter in triumph, there are many battles left to fight. For across the Empire - in Spain, Africa, Greece, across Asia Minor - there are legions loyal to Pompey. How will Caesar prevail? And at what cost? ′The Gods of War′ is the story of ambition and loyalty, of friendship and power, of love and war. A famous tale, of truly epic dimensions, it ranges from Rome to Greece to Egypt and back to Rome; it shows how brilliant generalship can completely turn the odds, how overwhelming success can change even the best of men; it depicts brilliantly those famous names - Caesar, Marcus Brutus, Mark Antony, Pompey, Cicero, Cleopatra, Ptolemy - so that they appear anew. This is a triumphant conclusion to the outstanding Emperor series. ... Leer resumen completo

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THE FIELD OF SWORDS (SERIES: EMPEROR)
Fecha Lanzamiento: 10/10/2011
HARPERCOLLINS PUB., 2011

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Following the defeat of the Spartacus rebellion, Julius Caesar and Marcus Brutus, who have been sent to run the Roman colonies in Spain, return to challenge powerful senators to become one of the Consuls of Rome. Description The ultimate Rome story Julius Caesar has taken his legions north to battle the Gallic tribes. But a s his successes mount, overwhelming ambition and new alliances begin to threaten his one true friendship. Marcus Brutus was instrumental in the conquest of Gaul and so in restoring Caesar's reputation as a hero of Rome. But after decades standing side by side, will they choose to cross the Rubicon together? Are they both willing to take the fight to Rome herself? The third instalment in the bestselling Emperor series. ... Leer resumen completo

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BURR: A NOVEL
Fecha Lanzamiento: 22/05/2000
VINTAGE INTERNATIONAL. RANDOM HOUSE, 2000

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Gore Vidal's 1973 novel in the guise of a memoir of Burr's life is told with plenty of gossipy detail. Charles Schermerhorn Schuyler, an ambitious journalist, is writing an anonymous pamphlet to prove that Martin Van Buren (Jackson's vice-president) is the bastard son of Aaron Burr. Schuyler wants not to harm Burr, but to r uin Van Buren. (As Vidal famously said, "It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail.") Burr, thinking that Schuyler is writing a biography, gives him a memoir. The novel combines Schuyler's point of view with Burr's own memoir, and during the course of the double narrative, Schuyler discovers the truth about Van Buren--and about himself. Charlie Schuyler also appears in Vidal's novels LINCOLN and 1876. ... Leer resumen completo

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MASTER & COMMANDER
Fecha Lanzamiento: 08/02/1997
HARPERCOLLINS PUB., 1994

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Master and Commander is the first of Patrick OBrians now famous Aubrey-Maturin novels and establishes the friendship between Captain Jack Aubrey RN and Stephen Maturin, who becomes his secretive ships surgeon and an intelligence agent. ;i;Master and Commander;/i; contains all the action and excitement of a great historical novel. But it alo displays the qualities which have put OBrian so far ahead of any of his competitors, including his depiction of the detail of life aboard a Nelsonic man-of-war, of weapons, food, conversation and ambience, of the landscape and of the sea. OBrians portrayal of each of these is faultless and the sense of period throughout is acute. ... Leer resumen completo

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THE CONQUEST OF NEW SPAIN
PENGUIN, 2003

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Vivid, powerful and absorbing, this is a first-person account of one of the most startling military episodes in history: the overthrow of Montezuma’s doomed Aztec Empire by the ruthless Hernan Cortes and his band of adventurers. Bernal Díaz del Castillo, himself a soldier under Cortes, presents a fascinatingly detaile d description of the Spanish landing in Mexico in 1520 and their amazement at the city, the exploitation of the natives for gold and other treasures, the expulsion and flight of the Spaniards, their regrouping and eventual capture of the Aztec capital. The Conquest of New Spain has a compelling immediacy that brings the past and its characters to life and offers a unique eye-witness view of the conquest of one of the greatest civilizations in the New World. ... Leer resumen completo

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EL REGRESO DE TROYA
Fecha Lanzamiento: 18/06/2008
LA ESFERA DE LOS LIBROS, 2008

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Tras diez años de guerra, Troya ha caído, sin embargo las penalidades de los vencedores no han hecho más que empezar. Femio, bardo de Ítaca, narra la historia del aciago regreso de los señores de la guerra. Con Casandra a su lado y el tesoro de Troya en su poder, Agamenón vuelve a Micenas, donde su esposa Clitemnestra lleva tiempo alimentando una vengativa furia por el sacrificio de su hija Ifigenia. Entre tanto, su hermano Menelao debe decidir el destino de Helena, por cuya incomparable belleza se libró la guerra. Por su parte, Odiseo, el gran protagonista de esta novela, es un hombre tan traumatizado por la matanza que su propio ingenio ha provocado que ya no se cree merecedor de vivir junto a su esposa y su hijo. Arrastrado por las tempestades y por su propia tormenta interior, se embarca en una travesía que lo llevará a los confines del mundo y lo sumergirá en las sombras de sus propias emociones antes de que una misteriosa liberación le permita culminar su viaje de retorno al hogar. «Una nueva versión de la historia de Homero, que engancha por la mezcla de arcaísmo mítico, psicodrama y la sátira de hoy en día». The Guardian ... Leer resumen completo

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THE LANGUAGE OF STONES
HARPERCOLLINS PUB., 2005

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A rich and evocative tale set in a mythic 15th−century Britain‚ to rival the work of Bernard Cornwell. The Realm is poised for war. Hal‚ its weak king‚ is dominated by his wife and her lover. Against them stand Duke Richard of Ebor and his allies; the two sides are on a bloody collision course. Gwydi on is watching over the Realm. Here when Arthur rode to war − they called him ′Merlyn′ then − he has walked the land since before the time of the druids‚ since before the Slavers came to subdue the people. The Realm is a still−magical England‚ its by−ways populated by legendary beasts. It is a land criss−crossed by lines of power upon which standing stones have been set as a secret protection against invasion. A thousand years ago‚ the Slavers broke the power of the array‚ laid straight roads across the land‚ and built walled cities of shattered stone. The dangerous stones are awakening‚ and their unruly influence is calling men to battle. Unless Gwydion and his apprentice‚ Willand‚ can unearth them‚ the Realm will be plunged into a disastrous civil war. But their enemies include men‚ monsters and a sorcerer who is as powerful as Gwydion himself. ... Leer resumen completo

11.70€

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EMPEROR: THE DEATH OF KINGS
HARPERCOLLINS PUB., 2004

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Brilliantstunning, raved the Los Angeles Times about Conn Igguldens first novel, Emperor: The Gates of Rome. Iggulden is a grand storyteller, declared USA Today. Now Iggulden returns to the landscape of ancient Rome and the life of Julius Caesar in a new novel filled with all the sumptuous storytelling that distinguished hi s first book. Sweeping from the windswept, pirate-ruled seas to the stifling heat of the Roman senate, Iggulden takes us further down the path to glory as Julius Caesar comes into his own as a man, warrior, senator, husband, leader. In a sweltering, sparsely settled region of North Africa, a band of disheveled soldiers turn their eyes toward one man among them. Ragged, dirty, and half starved, the men will follow their leader into the mad, glorious fight for honor and revenge that only he wants to fight. Their leader is named Julius Caesar. The soldiers are Roman legionaries. And their quarry is a band of pirates who made the mistake of seizing Julius Caesarand holding him for ransom. Now, to get his revenge, Caesar will turn peasants into soldiers, building a shipborne fighting force that will not only decimate a pirate fleet but will dominate the Mediterranean, earning him the coveted title Military Tribune of Rome. ... Leer resumen completo

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THE DEATH OF KINGS (SERIES: EMPEROR)
Fecha Lanzamiento: 10/10/2011
HARPERCOLLINS PUB., 2011

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The young Caesar must overcome enemies on land and at sea to become a battle-hardened leader - in the spectacular new novel from the bestselling author of The Gates of Rome. Forced to flee Rome, Julius Caesar is serving on board a war galley in the dangerous waters of the Mediterranean and rapidly gaining a fearsome reputat ion. But no sooner has he had a memorable victory than his ship is captured by pirates and he is held to ransom. Abandoned on the north African coast after hard months of captivity, he begins to gather a group of recruits that he will eventually forge into a unit powerful enough to gain vengeance on his captors and to suppress a new uprising in Greece. Returning to Rome as a hero - and as an increasingly dangerous problem for his enemies - Caesar is reunited with his boyhood companion Brutus. But soon the friends are called upon to fight as they have never fought before, when a new crisis threatens to overwhelm the city - in the form of a rebellious gladiator named Spartacus... ... Leer resumen completo

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A FRIEND CALLED ANNE
PENGUIN, 2004

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This is the true story of two best friends, one of whom was Anne Frank. Since their first meeting at school in Amsterdam in September 1941, Jacqueline van Maarsen and Anne Frank were inseparable. They made a pact: that if one of them had to go away, then they would write the other a letter of farewell. Then, suddenly, Anne disappeared. Shortly after, Jacqueline's own life changed dramatically. Jacqueline van Maarsen gives a fascinating and moving account of her friendship with Anne and the effect of her sudden disappearance. Retold for children by Carol Ann Lee. ... Leer resumen completo

9.86€

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MOSAIC OF SHADOWS
ARROW (RANDOM), 2005

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Byzantium, 1096. When a mysterious assassin looses his arrow at the emperor, he has more than a man in his sights; the keystone of a crumbling empire, he is the solitary figure holding its enemies in check. If he falls, then the mightiest power in Christendom will be torn apart. Aware of the stakes, the emperor hires Demetr ios Askiates, the unveiler of mysteries, to catch the would-be-killer. But Demetrios is entering an unknown world, a babbling cauldron of princes, slaves, mercenaries, pimps and eunuchs. From the depths of the slums to the golden towers of the palace, and from the sands of the hippodrome to the soaring domes of Ayia Sophia, he must edge his way through a glittering maze of treachery and deceit before time runs out. Nor are all the enemies within the city walls. With the Turks rampant across Asia, the emperor has sent to the west for mercenaries to reinforce his position. He gets more than he bargained for, however, when a great army, tens of thousands strong, appears before the gates. The first crusaders have arrived, intent on making their fortunes in war, and they have no allegiance to an empire they eye with jealousy and suspicion. As the armies of east and west confront each other, and the assassin creeps ever closer to his prey, Demetrios must untangle the golden web of intrigue which surrounds the emperor before the city - and the empire - are drowned in blood. ... Leer resumen completo

11.80€

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MY LIFE AS EMPEROR
FABER AND FABER, 2005

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China's uniquely long history has been characterised as the embodiment of wise stewardship and an adherence to Confucian principles of humanity. My Life as Emperor tells the real story of incompetence, cruelty, decadence and an absence of concern for anyone's well-being but those holding power. It is a chilling yet enormous ly entertaining glimpse of the dark side of nation-building, as well as a vivid insight into the lives of the palace women and the surrounding court intrigue richly embroidered with extraordinary calamities and rampant slaughter. ... Leer resumen completo

10.85€

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RHADOPIS OF NUBIA
NAJIB MAHFOUZ
WATERBROOK PRESS, 2005

15.65€

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ISLANDS
ARROW (RANDOM), 2005

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This novel of epic proportions from South Africa, set between 1650 and 1710, covers the first fifty years of the Dutch colony at the Cape of Good Hope. Beautifully rendered, this is a world and a time never before dealt with in fiction-a period when powerful colonizers took over the lands of Hottentot tribes, exposing abori gines for the first time to Western eyes and Western ways. Through the life stories of seven men-all involved with and defined in one way or another by Pieternella, the beautiful daughter of the first mixed marriage of the new colony-we gain an understanding of the vast historical forces at work. Teeming with characters, rich with lived experience, gripping in its unexpected turns, Islands is a story of greed, power, war, courage, and international intrigue, at once a meticulously researched portrait of the age and a great adventure story. ... Leer resumen completo

14.50€

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THESE OLD SHADES
ARROW (RANDOM), 2004

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Under the reign of Louis XV, corruption and intrigue have been allowed to blossom in France, and Justin Alastair, the notorious Duke of Avon and proud of his soubriquet 'Satanas', flourishes as well. Then, from a dark Parisian back alley, he plucks L-on, a red-headed urchin with strangely familiar looks, just in time for hi s long over-due schemes of revenge on the Comte de St. Vire. Among the splendours of Versailles and the dignified mansions of England, Justin begins to unfold his sinister plans - until, that is, L-on becomes the ravishing beauty L-onie- ... Leer resumen completo

13.80€

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AMERICAN EMPIRE: THE VICTORIOUS OPPOSITION
HODDER & STOUGHTON, 2004

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In this alternative history, Harry Turtledove creates an unparalleled vision of social upheaval, war and cut throat politics in an America much like the current one but with several dramatic differences.

12.95€

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ANTHONY
HODDER & STOUGHTON, 1997

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Narrated partly by Antony himself as he stands on the verge of ruin, and partly by his Greek secretary Critias, the novel charts Antony's fortunes since the murder of Julius Caeser. This is the final book in the author's quartet of Roman novels.

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11.34€

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LUCREZIA BORGIA
WATERBROOK PRESS, 2003

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“A fascinating story, rich in detail. In every case, Faunce portrays [Lucrezia] believably, with wit and sensitivity.”--Library Journal Hundreds of years after her death, Lucrezia Borgia remains one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of history, accused of incest, of poisoning her rivals, and even of murd ering her own father. Born into scandal, she was the daughter of the treacherous Cardinal Roderigo Borgia, who would later be crowned Pope Alexander VI. When her father ascended the papal throne, young Lucrezia’s life changed forever. From then on, Lucrezia would be unable to escape the political ambitions of her father and her brother, the bloodthirsty Cesare Borgia. In an era when the Vatican was as decadent and violent as any royal court, Lucrezia was its crown princess. Famed for her beauty, she was a valuable pawn in the marriage game, and Alexander VI would use her to create one alliance after another. When her kindly first husband no longer suited the Pope’s needs, Lucrezia’s virginity was restored by papal decree (her new maidenhood was declared “miraculous”), and she was married off again, this time to a man she truly loved, Alfonso, Prince of Naples. But her joy was short-lived. Alfonso loathed her brother and refused to participate in the Pope’s imperial schemes, which threatened to tear apart the Vatican’s political alliances--and Lucrezia’s happy marriage. (...) ... Leer resumen completo

18.42€

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THE LAST CONCUBINE
CORGI BOOKS LTD., 2009

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Sachi finds her life changed forever when she becomes the Shogun prince´s favourite concubine. Epic history and romance combine in a sweeping novel featuring the beautiful mistress of the last Shogun EmperorSachi ve cómo su vida cambia para siempre cuando se convierte en la concubina favorita del príncipe del Shogunad o. La historia épica y el romance se combinan en una trepidante novela protagonizada por la hermosa compañera del último emperador Shogun. ... Leer resumen completo

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RELENTLESS PURSUIT
ARROW (RANDOM), 2002

11.84€

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THE CROSS-LEGGED KNIGHT
ARROW (RANDOM), 2002

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England 1371: a solemn convoy wends its way into York. William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester, is bringing home the remains of Sir Ranulf Pagnell, patriarch of a powerful local family, who has died in France. But the family hold the bishop responsible for Sir Ranulf's death, and ill feeling surrounds his arrival. An accid ent in the grounds of York Minster nearly kills the bishop. Then, only a few days after, his townhouse is found ablaze. When the body of a young woman is discovered in the undercroft of the house, scandal threatens to destroy Wykeham. The Archbishop of York, John Thoresby, asks Owen Archer for his help. The one-eyed spy is troubled. Was the fire an accident or arson? Was the woman trapped or the fire started to conceal a corpse? Stationing guards in front of the smouldering remains, he starts to ask questions. When it appears the dead woman was a midwife known to many of the city's women, including Lucie, Owen's wife, his quest becomes personal. ... Leer resumen completo

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11.20€

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INCAS: THE GOLD OF CUZCO
A.B. DANIEL
SCRIBNER, 2002

21.79€

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13.08€

13.08€

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THE LAST COMPANION (BOOK ONE OF THE ALBION CHRONICLES)
PATRICK MCCORMACK
CONSTABLE & ROBINSON LTD, 2005

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Ten years after the Battle of Camlann, in which Arthur was slain, Budoc the hermit waits for death in the Sacred Wood, his world crumbling into darkness. Raiders roam the coasts of Britain in wolf packs, burning crops and slaughtering villagers. Among them is an Irish war party in search of a magical chalice, accompanied by a witch doctor. Thirty years before, after his great victory at Mount Badon, Arthur had sailed north to the mist-shrouded Western Isles, taking with him a select band of warriors. There he won possession of the chalice and was declared emperor of Albion. Now, as the flame of civilization dims and the hordes rush in on Britain from all sides, Budoc and a ragtag band consisting of two warriors, a captured Saxon boy, and a village girl must rely on the powers of the Sacred Wood and the martial arts of Arthur's companions to save themselves and Arthur's dream of Albion. In The Last Companion, author Patrick McCormack offers a uniquely compelling take on the great battle for the chalice and the secrets of Dark Age Britain. ... Leer resumen completo

15.15€

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THUNDER GOD
FABER AND FABER, 2005

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A young man, struck by lightning, is believed to be a keeper of the Norse religion's greatest secret. When war breaks out against the rising tide of Christianity, he must embark on a journey where he must confront his own gods, and the gods of a people yet more savage. ''The action sweeps across oceans and continents... As with all Watkins' work, the writing is terse and physical, the themes big and resonant.' Tatler; 'A Viking Odyssey... Thunder God vividly charts the voyages of Hakon, a fisherman's son who is struck by lightning, kidnapped by raiders, taken to Miklagard (Constantinople), where he becomes part of the Emperor's personal guard, caught up in a raid on the Welsh coast, storm-driven across the Atlantic...' The Times; 'The rich physical descriptions are matched by an equally sure understanding of the ways of religious belief... This unusual, fluent novel suggests that Watkins remains a force to be reckoned with.' Sunday Telegraph; 'A thundering good read... Watkins is a master of suspense, and his action sequences have a visceral power' Sunday Times' ... Leer resumen completo

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