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Man Of War - (Matthew Hervey 9) (Paperback): Allan Mallinson Man Of War - (Matthew Hervey 9) (Paperback)
Allan Mallinson 2
R238 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R54 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

1827: Britain and the Mediterranean Captain Sir Laughton Peto, recently engaged to Matthew Hervey's sister, is sailing his mighty line-of-battle ship towards Navarino Bay, and war with the Turks. Six months on, and Matthew Hervey is in London recovering from another bout of malaria and the wound from his battle with the Zulu. All is set fair for his marriage to the eminently suitable Lady Lankester, and his return to active duty at the Cape. But trouble lies ahead as familial commitments clash with affairs of the heart and Hervey finds himself embroiled in a military inquiry that could result in public humiliation. As the cataclysmic battle of Navarino Bay looms ever closer for Peto and his crew, Hervey faces a crisis that could change both his life and his military career...

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
A Room Full of Night (Hardcover): Tr Kenneth A Room Full of Night (Hardcover)
Tr Kenneth
R528 R419 Discovery Miles 4 190 Save R109 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
'O Contrabandista' The Smuggler (Paperback): Ada Ronald Thomas 'O Contrabandista' The Smuggler (Paperback)
Ada Ronald Thomas
R275 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R46 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The One Man (Paperback): Andrew Gross The One Man (Paperback)
Andrew Gross 1
R199 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R35 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Hunger - "Deeply disturbing, hard to put down" - Stephen King (Paperback): Alma Katsu The Hunger - "Deeply disturbing, hard to put down" - Stephen King (Paperback)
Alma Katsu 1
R195 R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Save R41 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

__________________ 'Deeply, deeply disturbing' STEPHEN KING Shortlisted for the 2018 Bram Stoker Awards for Best Horror Novel 'It will scare the pants off you' NEW YORK TIMES ____________________ After having travelled west for weeks, the party of pioneers comes to a crossroads. It is time for their leader, George Donner, to make a choice. They face two diverging paths which lead to the same destination. One is well-documented - the other untested, but rumoured to be shorter. Donner's decision will shape the lives of everyone travelling with him. The searing heat of the desert gives way to biting winds and a bitter cold that freezes the cattle where they stand. Driven to the brink of madness, the ill-fated group struggles to survive and minor disagreements turn into violent confrontations. Then the children begin to disappear. As the survivors turn against each other, a few begin to realise that the threat they face reaches beyond the fury of the natural elements, to something more primal and far more deadly. Based on the true story of The Donner Party, The Hunger is an eerie, shiver-inducing exploration of human nature, pushed to its breaking point.

Rome's Lost Son (Paperback, Main): Robert Fabbri Rome's Lost Son (Paperback, Main)
Robert Fabbri 1
R190 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R22 (12%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Britannia, 45 AD: Vespasian's brother is captured by druids. The druids want to offer a potent sacrifice to their gods - not just one Roman Legate, but two. They know that Vespasian will come after his brother and they plan to sacrifice the siblings on Midsummer's Day. Vespasian must rescue his brother whilst completing the conquest of the south-west of the haunted isle, before he is drawn back to Rome and the heart of Imperial politics. Claudius' three freedmen remain at the focus of power. As Messalina's time as Empress comes to a bloody end, the three freedmen each back a different mistress. Who will be victorious? And at what price for Vespasian? THE SIXTH INSTALMENT IN THE VESPASIAN SERIES

The Poison Bed (Hardcover): Elizabeth Fremantle The Poison Bed (Hardcover)
Elizabeth Fremantle
R507 R402 Discovery Miles 4 020 Save R105 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Lord Edward's Archer (Paperback): Griff Hosker Lord Edward's Archer (Paperback)
Griff Hosker
R188 R170 Discovery Miles 1 700 Save R18 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
A Ship of War - Charles Hayden Book 3 (Paperback): Sean Thomas Russell A Ship of War - Charles Hayden Book 3 (Paperback)
Sean Thomas Russell 1
R218 R161 Discovery Miles 1 610 Save R57 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A Ship of War is a stunning new maritime adventure from Top Ten bestselling author Sean Thomas Russell, following the great success of A Battle Won and Under Enemy Colours. For fans of Bernard Cornwell and Patrick O'Brian, A Ship of War is the third instalment in the electrifying historical series of Charles Hayden and the Themis. 'Hayden kept his eye fixed upon the chasing ship...The screech of an iron ball passed narrowly by. There was no room now for error' 1794. As the terror rages in France, Captain Charles Hayden leaves Plymouth with orders to gather intelligence from a spy off the Le Havre coast. But the enemy lies in wait. In the foulest of weather, Hayden's seamanship is tested to the limit and a terrifying cat and mouse chase begins. Faced with a powerful French squadron Hayden knows he must elude capture at any cost. In his possession are details of an imminent attack on British soil which must be delivered before all is lost.Ahead lie shipwrecks, storms, battles and dramatic escapes - and at the centre of it all, the courage and heroism of a lone captain . . . A Ship of War is the brilliant third tale in the epic maritime adventures of Charles Hayden. A masterpiece already rivalling the stories of Bernard Cornwell and Patrick O'Brian. Praise for Sean Thomas Russell: 'An unqualified seal of approval. This is gloriously readable stuff.' The Bookseller 'Russell's encyclopaedic command of nautical lore, joined to his rare ability to spin a ripping yarn, combine to place the reader right in the middle of the action, of which there is plenty.' Neal Stephenson (author) 'Well-written, plenty of adventure . . . places the reader in the midst of the action of battle.' Marine Society Sean Thomas Russell is a lifelong sailor whose passion for the sea - and his love of nautical history - inspired the adventures of Charles Hayden. A Ship of War follows bestsellers A Battle Won and Under Enemy Colours. Sean lives on Vancouver Island.

The King's Witch (Paperback): Tracy Borman The King's Witch (Paperback)
Tracy Borman 1
R216 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R35 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Already a great historian, Tracy Borman proves with this thrilling debut novel that she is also a born storyteller. As she helps to nurse the dying Queen Elizabeth, Frances Gorges longs for the fields and ancient woods of her parents' Hampshire estate, where she has learned to use the flowers and herbs to become a much-loved healer. Frances is happy to stay in her beloved countryside when the new King arrives from Scotland, bringing change, fear and suspicion. His court may be shockingly decadent, but James's religion is Puritan, intolerant of all the old ways; he has already put to death many men for treason and women for witchcraft. So when her ambitious uncle forcibly brings Frances to court, she is trapped in a claustrophobic world of intrigue and betrayal - and a ready target for the twisted scheming of Lord Cecil, the King's first minister. Surrounded by mortal dangers, Frances finds happiness only with the precocious young Princess Elizabeth, and Tom Wintour, the one courtier she can trust. Or can she? 'Watch out Philippa Gregory and Alison Weir, I can see a new contender for the Queen of Historical Fiction!' Netgalley reviewer 'A fascinating read, felt very true to time period but with that personal touch . . . Five stars' Jeannie Zelos book reviews

The Count of Monte Cristo (100 Copy Limited Edition) (Hardcover): Alexandre Dumas The Count of Monte Cristo (100 Copy Limited Edition) (Hardcover)
Alexandre Dumas
R1,643 Discovery Miles 16 430 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Serpent's Disciple (Paperback): Deborah Stevens The Serpent's Disciple (Paperback)
Deborah Stevens
R353 R293 Discovery Miles 2 930 Save R60 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Marjorie Harlington (Paperback): Ian Clarke Marjorie Harlington (Paperback)
Ian Clarke
R270 R224 Discovery Miles 2 240 Save R46 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Slightest Chance (Paperback): Paul Letters The Slightest Chance (Paperback)
Paul Letters
R281 R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Save R96 (34%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Second Lives - The TimeBomb Trilogy 2 (Paperback): Scott K Andrews Second Lives - The TimeBomb Trilogy 2 (Paperback)
Scott K Andrews 1
R190 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R22 (12%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

It began when three people from three different moments in history discovered that they could travel through time when they clasped hands. But the mysteries surrounding them have only deepened. There are risks to tampering with established events... timelines become snarled, histories become tangled... and one false move could destroy time itself! Jana, Kaz and Dora have escaped from their mysterious enemy, Quil, wounded and scared. Taking refuge in a place outside of time, they devise a plan to change the past, altering Quil's life so that she never meets them. From the streets of Beirut in 2010 to the domed cities of Mars in 2155 and beyond, the three teenagers fight for their future, and that of all humanity, by trying to rewrite the history of the person who has sworn to destroy them. What could be more complicated - and important - than trying to save the world? As their feelings for each other grow stronger, though, Jana, Kaz and Dora find themselves at the centre of a different kind of battle. And when it comes to matters of the heart, there can be no real victors. *~*Readers love the TimeBomb series!*~* 'A fast-paced, time-hopping thriller' SciFiNow 'Tremendous fun... a riveting series opener... I finished the book in one sitting. If you enjoy fast-paced, action-driven time travel stories, this book is for you' A Fantastical Librarian 'A rip roaring roller coaster ride of a read that keeps you on your toes and is a WHOLE lot of fun' Liz Loves Books 'I was sucked into this book from the beginning and found it extremely hard to put down' Escapades of a Bookworm 'Impeccably unique and mesmerising, Andrews takes an astoundingly interesting take on time travel' Once Upon a Moonlight Review 'Executed perfectly, with likeable, intelligent and witty characters thrust into the mix of things' The Book Bag 'Well-written, funny, sad and exciting... a rocket of a timeslip adventure, designed to appeal to adults young and old and it most certainly succeeds' For Winter's Nights

The Night Crossing (Paperback): Robert Masello The Night Crossing (Paperback)
Robert Masello
R224 R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Save R71 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Blue Wolf In Green Fire - A Woods Cop Mystery (Paperback): Joseph Heywood Blue Wolf In Green Fire - A Woods Cop Mystery (Paperback)
Joseph Heywood
R358 R288 Discovery Miles 2 880 Save R70 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A string of protests by animal-rights activists appear to have culminated in a double murder at a wolf lab, which releases into the wild a rare animal: a blue wolf. To the Ojibwa a blue wolf means luck; but if captured or killed, Armageddon. Grady Service is in a race against time as an elusive poachers' ring chooses its final target: the blue wolf. For more on Joseph Heywood and the Woods Cop Mysteries, visit www.josephheywood.com

Miss Kopp Just Won't Quit (Paperback): Amy Stewart Miss Kopp Just Won't Quit (Paperback)
Amy Stewart 1
R195 R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Save R41 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Constance Kopp, America’s first female deputy sheriff, is back in another unforgettable romp by HWA-longlisted international bestseller Amy Stewart.

While transporting a woman to an insane asylum, Deputy Kopp discovers something deeply troubling about her story. Before she can investigate, another inmate breaks free and tries to escape.

In both cases, Constance runs instinctively toward justice. But 1916 is a high-stakes US election year, and any move she makes could jeopardise Sheriff Heath’s future ― and her own. Constance’s controversial career makes her the target of political attacks.

With wit and verve, Amy Stewart brilliantly conjures the life and times of the real Constance Kopp and her feisty sisters.

The Dutch Wife (Standard format, CD): Ellen Keith The Dutch Wife (Standard format, CD)
Ellen Keith; Read by Abby Craden, Eric Martin, Charlie Thurston
R731 R642 Discovery Miles 6 420 Save R89 (12%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Council of Twelve (MP3 format, CD, Unabridged): Oliver Potzsch The Council of Twelve (MP3 format, CD, Unabridged)
Oliver Potzsch; Narrated by Grover Gardner
R282 R263 Discovery Miles 2 630 Save R19 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Masters of Rome (Paperback, Main): Robert Fabbri Masters of Rome (Paperback, Main)
Robert Fabbri 1
R214 R171 Discovery Miles 1 710 Save R43 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In his fifth adventure, Vespasian fights an evil on two fronts--an ancient evil in Britannia and political intrigue in the heart of Imperial Rome. In the shadow of Stonehenge, an epic battle begins.Britannia, 45 AD: Vespasian's brother, Sabinus, is captured by druids. The druids want to offer a potent sacrifice to their gods--not just one Roman Legate, but two. They know that Vespasian will come after his brother and they plan to sacrifice the siblings on midsummer's day. But to whom will they be making this sacrifice? What were the gods of this land before the Celts came? Only the druids still hold the secret and it is one of pure malevolence. Vespasian must strive to save his brother while completing the conquest of the south-west of the haunted isle, before he is drawn inexorably back to Rome and the heart of Imperial politics. Claudius' three freedmen remain at the locus of power. As Messalina's time as Empress comes to a bloody end, the three freedmen each back a different mistress. But which woman will be victorious? And at what price for Vespasian?

The Last Days of Night (Paperback): Graham Moore The Last Days of Night (Paperback)
Graham Moore 1
R241 R166 Discovery Miles 1 660 Save R75 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Three Icelandic Outlaw Sagas - "The Saga of Gisli", "The Saga of Grettir", "The Saga of Hord" (Paperback, New edition): Anthony... Three Icelandic Outlaw Sagas - "The Saga of Gisli", "The Saga of Grettir", "The Saga of Hord" (Paperback, New edition)
Anthony Faulkes; Translated by George Johnston
R296 R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Save R36 (12%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Triumph Over Fear (Paperback): Thomas E. Lightburn Triumph Over Fear (Paperback)
Thomas E. Lightburn
R229 R193 Discovery Miles 1 930 Save R36 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
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