Kaylee Wilhelm knows what she wants for Christmas--for Elliott Alexander to notice her. Unfortunately, he doesn't like her much, so she's spending the holidays with her disapproving parents. Elliott Alexander is finally in the position to come home for good.
Home means bittersweet memories and the only woman who makes him feel things he isn't ready for. When Kay's car skids out of control on Christmas Eve, she's forced to reach out to the only man she trusts to save her.
Eli's a protector, so she knows he'll come for her, but this Christmas Kay is hoping for a little bit more.
Galen Beckett weaves a dazzling spell of adventure and suspense in an evocative world of high magick and genteel society–a world where one young woman discovers that her modest life is far more extraordinary than she ever imagined. Of the three Lockwell sisters–romantic Lily, prophetic Rose, and studious, book-loving Ivy–it’s Ivy, the eldest, who’s held the family together after their father’s silent retreat to the library upstairs. Everyone blames Mr. Lockwell’s malady on his magickal studies, but Ivy still believes–both in magick and in its power to bring her father back. Yet it is not until Ivy takes a job with the reclusive Mr. Quent that she discovers the fate she shares with a secret society of highwaymen, revolutionaries, illusionists, and spies who populate the island nation of Altania. It’s a fate that will determine whether Altania faces a new dawn–or an everlasting night.
Costume de marin, cheveux bruns, anneau à l'oreille gauche. La silhouette élancée et élégante. Une lueur d'amusement et d'ironie bienveillante dans le regard. L'air de se tenir à distance. L'art d'observer choses et gens avec détachement. Certains le disent pirate.
Lui se prétend gentilhomme de fortune... Ainsi apparaît Corto Maltese, fils d'une gitane andalouse et d'un marin des Cornouailles.
Une gueule, une personnalité, un destin. Une légende de la bande dessinée devenue légende tout court. Certes, Corto est une créature de papier, inventée par le grand Hugo Pratt. Mais à force de le voir hanter notre imaginaire, on finit par s'interroger. Et s'il avait réellement existé ? Et si Pratt ne s'était fait que le dépositaire de ses souvenirs, l'humble biographe d'une destinée trop belle pour n'être qu'une simple fiction ?Corto Maltese voit le jour en 1967, dans La Ballade de la mer salée. Piètres débuts : quand le lecteur fait sa connaissance, il est torse nu, pas rasé, pieds et mains attachés à un radeau grossier, en train de dériver au gré des courants du Pacifique. Mais très vite, Hugo Pratt en fait son personnage fétiche et lui offre une vie hors du commun. Corto a traversé le siècle et parcouru le vaste monde. Sa route a croisé celles de grandes figures de l'Histoire. Il s'est initié aux mystères de l'ésotérisme, frotté aux secrets de la kabbale et de la franc-maçonnerie. Mais s'est toujours voulu un homme libre, refusant tout embrigadement, gardant ses distances avec les dogmes et les drapeaux de toutes sortes.
Un homme également libre de tout engagement avec les femmes, même si elles occupent une place essentielle dans l'existence de cet incorrigible romantique. Et puis, un jour des années trente, quelque part du côté de l'Espagne, alors que tonnent les canons de la guerre civile, on perd sa trace. Corto, pourtant, n'est pas mort. Il s'est simplement retiré pour achever sa vie près de l'océan Pacifique, à l'abri du tumulte du monde. Mais Corto Maltese reste à jamais présent pour ses lecteurs, qui puisent dans les livres d'Hugo Pratt de quoi nourrir leurs rêves d'ailleurs. --Gilbert Jacques
In giving us "Futhark, " the author re-initiates us into our heritage, explaining the mysteries of a profound system of thought and practice which underlies our developing Western culture. Both the spiritual heritage of ancient runic lore and the practical steps we can take to draw on rune power are present in "A Handbook of Rune Magic." This complete book of rune instruction includes rune history and lore, its basis in metaphysical thought and mysticism, complete definitions of the 24 runes of the Elder Futhark, and the etymology, phonetic value and interpretation of each rune. The reader is shown how to perform chants and rituals using runic energy, how to sign and send runes, and given suggestions for runic meditation. The author's presentation of this powerful system is lucid and profound, and provides a valuable tool for spiritual transformation and self-development.
Jack Donovan went through hell and back to save Isabelle once. Now she’s back in his life, hunted by an assassin so elusive some claim he’s only an urban legend. More than just a gun for hire, the killer is driven by a pathological need to take down his targets and, when Isabelle escapes the bullet meant for her, Jack knows he'll strike again. The only way to keep her alive is to keep her close, and Jack’s about to learn what hell really is. In the year since Jack rescued her from a guerrilla compound and then walked away, Isabelle Arceneau has begun to put her life back on track. Now somebody wants her dead and Jack is once again her only hope for survival.
As the Devlin Group races to uncover the killer’s identity and Jack and Isabelle go on the run in a desperate bid to keep her alive, she knows she can trust him with her life, but never again with her heart.
September 1944. Germany is being pushed back across Europe but the war is not yet won. A fanatical group within the Nazi hierarchy is determined to do whatever is necessary to tip the balance in the Fatherland's favour. Their plan? Pinpoint guided V2 rockets. From across the seas, the Nazis will be able to hit a specific location with a large enough warhead to guarantee precision assassinations.
Their first target: Winston Churchill. Captain Maddox is a veteran of Britain's Special Operations Executive. He is sent behind enemy lines to Finland thwart this new menace.
But finding and stopping the Germans is just the first problem among many. Will the local Finns, battling Soviet Russia, great him as friend or foe? And what of the Red Army, who want the technology for themselves? Worse still, Maddox quickly realises not everyone on his team wants him to make it through the war alive. "When Eagles Burn" is the electrifying first book in the Maddox series. A fast-paced thriller in the style of Alistair McLean, Jack Higgins and Clive Cussler. "Another masterful thriller from Jack Hayes.
A precision guided bomb explodes in London, throwing the British high command into disarray. But the threat comes not from Nazi Germany but from the trackless wastes and endless winter night of occupied Finland. A team of hand-picked soldiers is parachuted into the area with the most specific instructions and one simple objective.
But facing the armed might of both the Nazis and the Red Army isn't their only problem – they have a traitor in their ranks, a man with his own very different agenda. A gripping tale of heroism and treachery." -- James Becker, author of "The Lost Testament" "A cracking read!" -- Roger Hurn, author of "Business is Murder" "A thriller in a class of its own!" -- Matt Lynn, author of the "Black Ops" series.
The world of Colonial America comes vibrantly to life in this masterful new historical thriller by Robert McCammon. The latest entry in the popular Matthew Corbett series, which began with Speaks the Nightbird and continued in The Queen of Bedlam, Mister Slaughter opens in the emerging metropolis of New York City in 1702, and proceeds to take both Matthew and the reader on an unforgettable journey of horror, violence, and personal discovery. The journey begins when Matthew, now an apprentice “problem solver” for the London-based Herrald Agency, accepts an unusual and hazardous commission. Together with his colleague, Hudson Greathouse, he agrees to escort the notorious mass murderer Tyranthus Slaughter from an asylum outside Philadelphia to the docks of New York. Along the way, Slaughter makes his captors a surprising--and extremely tempting--offer. Their response to this offer will alter the course of the novel, setting in motion a series of astonishing, ultimately catastrophic events. Mister Slaughter is at once a classic portrait of an archetypal serial killer and an exquisitely detailed account of a fledgling nation still in the process of inventing itself. Suspenseful, illuminating, never less than compulsively readable, it is, by any measure, an extraordinary achievement, the largest accomplishment to date from one of our most gifted--and necessary--writers.