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Persephone - Thomas Kydd 18 (Paperback): Julian Stockwin Persephone - Thomas Kydd 18 (Paperback)
Julian Stockwin 1
R236 R194 Discovery Miles 1 940 Save R42 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

'PERSEPHONE is another shining milepost for Captain Thomas Kydd and his creator, Julian Stockwin' - Quarterdeck November 1807. Captain Sir Thomas Kydd must sail to Lisbon to aid the Portuguese Royal Family's evacuation in the face of Napoleon's ruthless advance through Iberia. In the chaos of the threatened city an old passion is reawakened when he meets Persephone Lockwood, a beautiful and determined admiral's daughter from his past. But the Royal Family's destination is Brazil, Perspehone's England, and it seems Kydd's chance has gone again. Only later he discovers Persephone has another suitor - and that, if he wants to win her hand, he must enter the highest echelons of London society. Mixing with aristocracy and royalty brings other responsibilities. The Prince of Wales asks him to take temporary command of the Royal Yacht. Sailing to Yarmouth, Kydd realises they are being stalked by French privateers. The terrible threat of a prince of the blood being captured sees Kydd call on daring seamanship of the highest order. *************** What readers are saying about PERSEPHONE 'Very much recommended, for this is an absolutely astonishing naval story by this author, and that's why I like to say: "Sail On, Thomas Kydd"!' - 5 stars 'A masterly piece of writing!' - 5 stars 'End one and start another - they're addictive' - 5 stars 'Read it - that's all I'll say' - 5 stars 'Still excellent, still gripping' - 5 stars

The Night Crossing (Hardcover): Robert Masello The Night Crossing (Hardcover)
Robert Masello
R427 R283 Discovery Miles 2 830 Save R144 (34%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Eyes of the Dragon (Paperback): Stephen King The Eyes of the Dragon (Paperback)
Stephen King
R324 R263 Discovery Miles 2 630 Save R61 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
World without End (Paperback): Ken Follett World without End (Paperback)
Ken Follett 1
R211 R159 Discovery Miles 1 590 Save R52 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Ken Follett has 90 million readers worldwide. "The Pillars of the Earth" is his bestselling book of all time. Now, eighteen years after the publication of "The Pillars of the Earth," Ken Follett has written the most-anticipated sequel of the year, "World Without End."

In 1989 Ken Follett astonished the literary world with "The Pillars of the Earth," a sweeping epic novel set in twelfth-century England centered on the building of a cathedral and many of the hundreds of lives it affected. Critics were overwhelmedit will hold you, fascinate you, surround you ("Chicago Tribune")and readers everywhere hoped for a sequel.
"World Without End" takes place in the same town of Kingsbridge, two centuries after the townspeople finished building the exquisite Gothic cathedral that was at the heart of "The Pillars of the Earth," The cathedral and the priory are again at the center of a web of love and hate, greed and pride, ambition and revenge, but this sequel stands on its own. This time the men and women of an extraordinary cast of characters find themselves at a crossroad of new ideas about medicine, commerce, architecture, and justice. In a world where proponents of the old ways fiercely battle those with progressive minds, the intrigue and tension quickly reach a boiling point against the devastating backdrop of the greatest natural disaster ever to strike the human racethe Black Death.
Three years in the writing, and nearly eighteen years since its predecessor, "World Without End" breathes new life into the epic historical novel and once again shows that Ken Follett is a masterful author writing at the top of his craft.

Wolves of Eden - A Novel (Hardcover): Kevin McCarthy Wolves of Eden - A Novel (Hardcover)
Kevin McCarthy
R345 Discovery Miles 3 450 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Dakota Territory, 1866. Following the murders of a frontier fort's politically connected sutler and his wife in their illicit off-post brothel, Lieutenant Martin Molloy and his long-suffering orderly, Corporal Daniel Kohn, are ordered to track down the killers and return with "boots for the gallows" to appease powerful figures in Washington. The men journey west to the distant outpost in a beautiful valley, where the soldiers inside the fort prove to be violently opposed to their investigations. Meanwhile, Irish immigrant brothers Michael and Thomas O'Driscoll have returned from the brutal front lines of the Civil War. Unable to adapt to life as migrant farm laborers in peacetime Ohio, they reenlist in the army and are shipped to Fort Phil Kearny in the heart of the Powder River Valley. Here they are thrown into merciless combat with Red Cloud's coalition of Native tribes fighting American expansion into their hunting grounds. Amidst the daily carnage, Thomas finds a love that will lead to a moment of violence as brutal as any they have witnessed in battle-a moment that will change their lives forever. Blending intimate historical detail and emotional acuity, Wolves of Eden sets these four men on a deadly collision course in a haunting narrative that explores the cruelty of warfare and the resilience of the human spirit.

The Lost Order (Paperback): Steve Berry The Lost Order (Paperback)
Steve Berry 1
R224 R166 Discovery Miles 1 660 Save R58 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Stealth (Paperback): Hugh Fraser Stealth (Paperback)
Hugh Fraser 1
R216 R157 Discovery Miles 1 570 Save R59 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

When a step out of line means a fight to the death... London 1967 A working girl is brutally murdered in a Soho club. Rina Walker takes out the killer and attracts the attention of a sinister line-up of gangland enforcers with a great deal to prove. When a member of British Military Intelligence becomes aware of her failure to fulfill a contract issued by an inmate of Broadmoor, he forces her into the deadly arena of the Cold War, with orders to kill an enemy agent. Rina needs to call upon all her dark skills, not simply to survive, but to protect the ones she loves.

Sharpe's Havoc - Richard Sharpe and the Campaign in Northern Portugal, Spring 1809 (Paperback, Perennial ed): Bernard... Sharpe's Havoc - Richard Sharpe and the Campaign in Northern Portugal, Spring 1809 (Paperback, Perennial ed)
Bernard Cornwell
R287 R234 Discovery Miles 2 340 Save R53 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Be prepared for scenes of great action & heroics

"What are we doing, sir?""We're charging that barricade, Sergeant.""They'll fillet our guts, if you'll pardon me saying so, sir.The buggers will turn us inside out.""I know that," Sharpe said, "and you know that.But do they know that?"

Richard Sharpe

Soldier, hero, rogue--the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles, whose green jacket he proudly wears.

Betrayal: The Centurions I (Paperback): Anthony Riches Betrayal: The Centurions I (Paperback)
Anthony Riches 1
R215 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R39 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

AD 69: The Rhine frontier has exploded into bloody rebellion, and four centurions who once fought in the same army find themselves on opposite sides of a vicious insurrection. The rebel leader Kivilaz and his Batavi rebels have humbled the Romans in a battle they should have won. The legions must now defend their northern stronghold, the Old Camp, from the enraged tribes of Germany, knowing that they cannot be relieved until the civil war raging to the south has been resolved. Can they defend the undermanned fortress against thousands of barbarian warriors intoxicated by a charismatic priestess's vision of victory?

Rogue Warrior (Paperback): Keith Turnbull Rogue Warrior (Paperback)
Keith Turnbull
R212 R174 Discovery Miles 1 740 Save R38 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Devil's Wolf (Hugh Corbett Mysteries, Book 19) (Paperback): Paul Doherty Devil's Wolf (Hugh Corbett Mysteries, Book 19) (Paperback)
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R234 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R42 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

England, 1311. In the dark of the North the devil lies in wait... Paul Doherty's most popular series character returns in the gripping nineteenth mystery in the Hugh Corbett series. If you love the historical mysteries of C. J. Sansom, E. M. Powell and Bernard Cornwell you will love this. 1296: King Edward I has led his army to Scotland, determined to take the country under his crown. But the fierce Scots have no intention of submitting to their oppressor and violent and bloody war breaks out. 1311: Sir Hugh Corbett, Keeper of the Secret Seal, finds himself back in Scotland and is revisited by the horrors he witnessed there fifteen years ago. An anonymous letter was delivered to the new king. It promised information about a fatal incident that could allow England to finally bow out of the war with the Scots. Tasked with finding out the truth about the murder, Corbett is forced to take risks he would rather avoid and put his faith in the words of strangers. But with an unknown traitor lurking in the shadows and danger around every corner, will Corbett be able to unravel the complex web of plots in time? What readers are saying about DEVIL'S WOLF: 'Doherty evokes the Medieval world brilliantly...tense and suspenseful, the mystery keeps you guessing until near the end...an excellent and enjoyable read' Amazon reader, 5 stars '[A] well written rendition of our historical past...A joy to read' Amazon reader, 5 stars 'Another well told story from a master storyteller...If you like historical adventures you will enjoy this vivid, well paced tale!' Amazon reader, 5 stars 'Vivid and lively. Another Hugh Corbett, please!' Amazon reader, 5 stars

Double Exposure (Hardcover): Alfred Gough, Miles Millar Double Exposure (Hardcover)
Alfred Gough, Miles Millar 1
R503 R398 Discovery Miles 3 980 Save R105 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Bartered Brides - Elemental Masters (Hardcover): Mercedes Lackey The Bartered Brides - Elemental Masters (Hardcover)
Mercedes Lackey
R524 R414 Discovery Miles 4 140 Save R110 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Once More Unto the Breach (Paperback): Meghan Holloway Once More Unto the Breach (Paperback)
Meghan Holloway
R334 R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Save R60 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Edwin and the Climbing Boys (Paperback): Benita Cullingford Edwin and the Climbing Boys (Paperback)
Benita Cullingford
R211 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R38 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Rob Roy (Paperback): Walter Scott Rob Roy (Paperback)
Walter Scott
R154 R145 Discovery Miles 1 450 Save R9 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Sharpe's Christmas (Paperback): Bernard Cornwell Sharpe's Christmas (Paperback)
Bernard Cornwell
R126 R118 Discovery Miles 1 180 Save R8 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Ice Hunter - A Woods Cop Mystery (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Joseph Heywood Ice Hunter - A Woods Cop Mystery (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Joseph Heywood
R297 R268 Discovery Miles 2 680 Save R29 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Meet Grady Service: former Marine, now conservation officer, and the greatest fear of any errant hunter. In Ice Hunter-the first in the Woods Cop Mystery series set in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and celebrated for its intricate plots and unforgettable characters-Service must call upon his every reserve to track, stalk, and capture the ice hunter.

A Close Run Thing - (Matthew Hervey 1) (Paperback, New Ed): Allan Mallinson A Close Run Thing - (Matthew Hervey 1) (Paperback, New Ed)
Allan Mallinson 2
R240 R186 Discovery Miles 1 860 Save R54 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Waterloo, 1815 As the war against Bonaparte rages to its bloody end upon the field of Waterloo, a young officer goes about his duty in the ranks of Wellington's army. He is Cornet Matthew Hervey of the 6th Light Dragoons - a soldier, gentleman and man or honour, who suddenly finds himself allotted a hero's role ... Momentous times call for momentous acts: as the Napoleonic Wars escalate, Cornet Hervey faces decisions, both military and romantic, which will change the course of his life, and possibly the outcome of Waterloo... 'I have never read a more enthralling account of a battle ... This is the first in a series of Matthew Hervey adventures. The next can't come soon enough for me' Daily Mail

Rome's Sacred Flame (Hardcover, Main): Robert Fabbri Rome's Sacred Flame (Hardcover, Main)
Robert Fabbri 1
R427 R327 Discovery Miles 3 270 Save R100 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Sunday Post's best reads of the year, 2018 Rome, AD 63. Vespasian has been made Governor of Africa. Nero, Rome's increasingly unpredictable Emperor, orders him to journey with his most trusted men to a far-flung empire in Africa to free 500 Roman citizens who have been enslaved by a desert kingdom. Vespasian arrives at the city to negotiate their emancipation, hoping to return to Rome a hero and find himself back in favour with Nero. But when Vespasian reaches the city, he discovers a slave population on the edge of revolt. With no army to keep the population in check, it isn't long before tensions spill over into bloody chaos. Vespasian must escape the city with all 500 Roman citizens and make their way across a barren desert, battling thirst and exhaustion, with a hoard of rebels at their backs. It's a desperate race for survival, with twists and turns aplenty. Meanwhile, back in Rome, Nero's extravagance goes unchecked. All of Rome's elite fear for their lives as Nero's closest allies run amok. Can anyone stop the Emperor before Rome devours itself? And if Nero is to be toppled, who will be the one to put his head in the lion's mouth?

The Bishop's Pawn (Paperback): Steve Berry The Bishop's Pawn (Paperback)
Steve Berry 1
R359 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R114 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Templar Silks (Paperback): Elizabeth Chadwick Templar Silks (Paperback)
Elizabeth Chadwick
R416 R283 Discovery Miles 2 830 Save R133 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

To save his soul William Marshal takes the perilous road to Jerusalem, but the greatest danger he faces there is losing his heart. England, 1219 Lying on his deathbed, William Marshal, England's greatest knight, sends a trusted servant to bring to him the silk Templar burial shrouds that returned with him from the Holy Land thirty years ago. It is time to fulfil his vow to the Templars and become a monk of their order for eternity. As he waits for the shrouds' return, he looks back upon his long-ago pilgrimage with his brother Ancel, and the sacred mission entrusted to them - to bear the cloak of their dead young lord to Jerusalem and lay it on Christ's tomb in the church of the Holy Sepulchre. Jerusalem, 1183 In the holiest of all cities, the brothers become embroiled in the deadly politics, devious scheming and lusts of the powerful men and women who rule the kingdom. Entangled with the dangerous, mercurial Paschia de Riveri, concubine of the highest churchman in the land, William sets on a path so perilous that there seems no way back for him, or for his brother. Both will pay a terrible price and their only chance to see home again will be dependent on the Templar shrouds. In this glorious adventure, bestselling author Elizabeth Chadwick sweeps the reader to medieval Jerusalem in a story perfect for fans of Ken Follett and Philippa Gregory.

The Orphan of Florence (Paperback): Jeanne Kalogridis The Orphan of Florence (Paperback)
Jeanne Kalogridis
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Sunwise (Paperback): Helen Steadman Sunwise (Paperback)
Helen Steadman
R213 R174 Discovery Miles 1 740 Save R39 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Retribution: The Centurions III (Hardcover): Anthony Riches Retribution: The Centurions III (Hardcover)
Anthony Riches 1
R434 R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Save R84 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The action-filled climax of the epic story of the Batavi uprising in AD 69, from the author of the bestselling Empire series. 'A masterclass in military historical fiction' - Sunday Express Victory is in sight for Kivilaz and his Batavi army. The Roman army clings desperately to its remaining fortresses along the Rhine, its legions riven by dissent and mutiny, and once-loyal allies of Rome are beginning to imagine the unimaginable: freedom from the rulers who have dominated them since the time of Caesar. The four centurions - two Batavi and two Roman, men who were once comrades in arms - must find their destiny in a maze of loyalties and threats, as the blood tide of war ebbs and flows across Germania and Gaul. For Rome does not give up its territory lightly. And a new emperor knows that he cannot tolerate any threat to his undisputed power. It can only be a matter of time before Vespasian sends his legions north to exact the empire's retribution.

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