The Golden Pool

Author: R. Austin Freeman
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 0755143744
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The Golden Pool from the Author: R. Austin Freeman. Richard Austin Freeman recounts an incredible voyage to North Africa and Ashanti in search of a mine dug by Christians in search of gold. A young Englishman steals a local ritual treasure and his misadventures and dangers faced are retold. Once required reading by the British colonial services in Africa, this is a tale of high adventure.

Tales Of Infidelity And Redemption The Golden Pool

Author: Peta Gentry
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781478375760
Size: 19.77 MB
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Tales Of Infidelity And Redemption The Golden Pool from the Author: Peta Gentry. "If 50 Shades of Grey is for women who long to be dominated, then The Golden Pool is for those who long to be loved.""A very real family saga of betrayal and healing; paralleled by a Harry Potterish story. Add large dollops of very real and very explicit sex, an impish sense of humour, and deeply felt emotions and you have one of the best reads of my year.""Three really strong, sexy women; men who know their place (which is to give scrumptious sex with lots and lots of foreplay to their ladies); great storytelling with masses of twists and turns; a really believable (if slightly idealized family); and, in Amy, a beautifully drawn character we can live with from the age of five to her beautifully blooming maturity. What's not to like? Only small criticism; am I the only one to ever get cystitis?"A perfect family. A perfect marriage? Love, infidelity, betrayal - with one especially appalling and destructive consequence. Can the pieces be put back together again? The process of healing and redemption is a long and difficult one with many detours and deviations.Husband and father Nick's powerful tales of the Adventures of Wizard One-Leg, the Great Orc, Ircale, and the two Beautiful Young Princesses provide a counterpoint to the human tragedy surrounding the Pike family.The Golden Pool is the story of Nick, Claire, and their three children - Paul, Ellie and little Amy. It follows the family's journey through chaos and destruction, to rebuilding, redemption, healing, coming of age, with humour and truth.It is the first in a series of novels under the title Tales of Infidelity and Betrayal. The next will be Around the World in 1800 Days.Warning: this novel contains graphic descriptions of sex.

The Golden Pool Abridged Edition Illustrated By G J Ambler

Author: R. Austin Freeman
Publisher: Stokowski Press
ISBN: 9781444659337
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The Golden Pool Abridged Edition Illustrated By G J Ambler from the Author: R. Austin Freeman. This early work by Richard Austin Freeman was originally published in 1918 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introduction. 'The Golden Pool' is one of Freeman's many works of fiction. The first story featuring his well-known protagonist Dr. Thorndyke - a medico-legal forensic investigator - was published in 1907, and although Freeman's early works were seen as simple homages to his contemporary, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, he quickly developed his own style: The 'inverted detective story', in which the identity of the criminal is shown from the beginning, and the story then describes the detective's attempt to solve the mystery.

The Mad Planet

Author: Murray Leinster
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1775456552
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The Mad Planet from the Author: Murray Leinster. In the aftermath of massive, large-scale destruction, civilization must begin again. "The Mad Planet" details the halting development of a new society after the planet has been ravaged by environmental damage. The tale focuses on a simple but decent and well-intentioned hero, Burl, who seeks to survive against the odds in this dangerous era.

The Man With The Golden Torc

Author: Simon R. Green
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848669399
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The Man With The Golden Torc from the Author: Simon R. Green. Meet a new kind of hero in an old kind of war: Eddie Drood, aka Shaman Bond. He protects humanity from the bad guys. All those things you hear about as a kid? The boogeyman under the bed? The creature in the closet? They're for real, and Eddie Drood's family has kept humanity safe from the things that go bump in the night for centuries. They hold back the nightmares, lock the doors, bar the gates, and put righteous boot to monster arse on a nightly basis. But now Eddie's in trouble. One of his own has convinced the rest of the family that humanity needs to be protected from him. So he's on the run, using every trick in the book, magical and otherwise, to live long enough to prove his innocence. He knows how dangerous the Droods can be - after all, he's one of them The Man with the Golden Torc is the first book in the Secret History series From the New York Times bestselling author of the Deathstalker and Nightside series, Simon R. Green.

The Dragon Pool

Author: Christopher Golden
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416553892
Size: 75.63 MB
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The Dragon Pool from the Author: Christopher Golden. Hellboy, a bloodred, cloven-hoofed demon raised by the United States government, is a top field agent for the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense. He questions the unknown -- then beats it into submission. In the upper reaches of the Himalayas, Hellboy's ex-girlfriend, archaeologist Anastasia Bransfield, believes she has found the location of the legendary "Dragon King Pool" -- thought to be the ancient dwelling of an evil dragon who inflicted horrific devastation on the land and its people. Every year the villagers would sacrifice a child to placate the beast, until one day an unlikely hero fought the dragon and won, bringing peace and prosperity to the land. But Anastasia's triumph at her discovery is short-lived. Soon unearthly creatures are seen lurking around the dig site, someone is sabotaging the excavation with dire results, and the young daughter of one of the dig leaders goes missing. It looks like a job for Hellboy -- but his toughest challenge might be putting his past with Anastasia behind him....

Golden State

Author: Sichan Siv
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491726571
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Golden State from the Author: Sichan Siv. It is the eve of his inauguration and President-Elect Bill Kartona is looking forward to the next twelve hours. Tomorrow, he will become the youngest person ever to be sworn in as president of the United States. With his wife asleep, Kartona answers a knock at the door, greets his national security adviser with a passionate kiss, leads her into the bathroom across the hall, and closes the door. A historic and potentially scandalous presidency is about to begin. The next day, when Kartona takes the oath of office, other leaders driven by greed and hunger for power pause and take note. China and Russia want control of the world’s largest mining resource. France is taking steps to rescue its former colony from being plundered by the nouveaux riches. While Kartona immerses himself in the various crises, his national security advisor tells him she knows the perfect person to help him defuse the tension among the four countries: Goldie Baume, a cowboy from West Texas. With a world war appearing imminent, Kartona has no choice but to follow her lead. But soon, the new president will have more problems to deal with than he ever imagined. In this political thriller, a president weakened by scandals must rely on a Texas cowboy to restrain the powerful leaders before they destroy each other and the entire planet. As a romance is rekindled between the cowboy and his former French lover, only time will tell if love will triumph over conflict.

Property Of A Lady Faire

Author: Simon R. Green
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698145593
Size: 56.68 MB
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Property Of A Lady Faire from the Author: Simon R. Green. New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green has another Secret History to reveal... Call me Drood, Eddie Drood. Some know me as Shaman Bond and most simply don’t want to know me at all. For centuries, my family has been keeping the things that lurk on the darker side of existence as far away as possible from humans like you, without you even knowing we’re there. Unfortunately for us, not everybody appreciates what we Droods do. Recently, I personally managed to survive yet another attempt on my life, but the rest of my relatives weren’t so lucky. My parents are missing in action. My grandfather has been murdered. And the future of my family lies in the iron grasp of the Lady Faire, an incredibly seductive, mysterious, and powerful being. She possesses an ancient object that can save them. I have to steal it from her. Easy enough to say, difficult—and very, very dangerous—to do...

Empire

Author: John Connolly
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476757178
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Empire from the Author: John Connolly. With the fate of the world at stake, Syl and Paul battle the sinister forces of the Nairene Sisterhood in this second thrilling Chronicles of the Invaders novel from New York Times bestselling author John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard that “should not be missed” (The Guardian). The Illyri have conquered and occupied the Earth. The Resistance are nothing more than an annoyance to the alien race of superior technology and military strength. When caught, young rebels are forced to join the Brigades, sent to the edges of the growing Illyri Empire. Paul Kerr is one such soldier—torn from his home and from his beloved Syl Hellais. She is the first alien child born on Earth, a creature possessed of unimaginable powers. Now Paul and Syl must endure the terrible exile that her race has deemed just punishment for their love. But the conquest of Earth is not all it seems. There is another species involved—the Others—and the Illyri will kill to keep its existence secret. Light years from Earth and millions of miles apart, Paul and Syl must find a way to reveal the horrifying truth behind the Empire and save all that they hold dear from the hunger of the Others. Even at the cost of their own lives.