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1 2019 2023 Alone with the Stars
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David R Gillham  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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In the summer of 1937, Amelia Earhart is the most famous woman in the world—a record-breaking pilot, a best-selling author, and a modern woman shattering the glass ceiling in the early days of aviation. And then she vanished.

But a series of intercepted radio signals just might save her in this historical fiction audiobook from the acclaimed, New York Times best-selling author of City of Women, David R. Gillham. Award-winning narrators Emily Bauer and Hillary Huber create an account that brings light to that specific time and place.

In Tampa, Florida, 15-year-old Lizzie Friedlander spends her afternoons glued to her father’s radio, tapping into the enormity of a world she longs to travel. Lizzie can hardly believe her ears when she picks up a radio signal from a faraway source that sets her heart racing: "Amelia Earhart calling SOS!"

As Lizzie copies down the transmissions, it’s clear that the famed Amelia Earhart is not lost at sea, as the newspapers are dreading, but alive and calling for help. In a race against time, Lizzie must convince the local Coast Guard that the radio transmissions were real and that Earhart's life hangs in the balance. But will anyone believe her?

Written for audio by David R. Gillham, Alone with the Stars is a breathtaking and illuminating fictional tribute to a woman who risked her life in pursuit of new heights and the young girl who tried desperately to save her. Inspired by actual events, Alone with the Stars reveals, in riveting detail, the final moments in the life of a great heroine, whose courage changed the world forever.
2 1903 2019 Betty Zane
Ohio River Trilogy #1
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Zane Grey  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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Zane Grey's First Novel
Battle and survival on the frontier
during the American Revolution


Inspired by the life and adventures of own great-great-grandmother, Betty Zane was Zane Grey's first novel and launched career as a master writer of rousing frontier and Western adventures.

Betty
Zane


is the story of the events culminating in the last battle of the American Revolution, when two hundred Redcoats from British-controlled Detroit along with four hundred Shawnee Indians attacked the small, wood-palisaded Ford Henry on the western frontier.  The heroine of the battle - a young, spunky, and beautiful frontier girl - was Betty Zane.
3 2005 2024 The Book Thief
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It is 1939.  Nazi Germany.  The country is holding its breath.
Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.


By her brother's graveside, Liesel Meminger finds her life changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow.  It is The Grave Digger's Handbook, left there by accident, and it is her first act of book thievery.  So begins a love affair with books and words, as Liesel, with the help of her accordion-playing foster father, learns to read.  Soon she is stealing books from Nazi book-burnings, the mayor's wife's library, wherever there are books to be found.  But these are dangerous times.  When Liesel's foster family hides a Jewish man in their basement, Liesel's world is both opened up and closed down.

In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.

MARKUS ZUSAK is the author of Fighting Ruben Wolfe, Getting the Girl, and I Am the Messenger, which received a Michael L. Printz Honor Book Award.  On his reasons for writing The Book Thief, Markus explains, "As writers do, I begin every book knowing it will mean something to me, but with The Book Thief I've been very fortunate.  It's the book that means everything to me."

ALLAN CORDUNER's numerous feature film credits include Daniel Deronda, Moonlight Mile, Topsy Turvy, Talk Radio, Yentl, and The Imposters.
4 2005 2020 A Breath of Snow and Ashes
Outlander #6
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Diana Gabaldon  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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A worldwide sensation with more than 12 million copies in print, Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series has produced #1 best-selling novels and earned a fiercely devoted fan base. Another spellbinding entry in the series, A Breath of Snow and Ashes continues the saga of 18th-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his 20th-century, time-traveling wife, Claire. The year is 1772, and the rift between Britain and its American colonies has put a frightening word into the minds of all concerned: revolution. In the backwoods of North Carolina, violence has already reared its ugly head, as cabins have been burned to the ground. To preserve the colony for King George III, the governor pleads with Jamie to bring the people together and restore peace. But Jamie has the privilege, although some might call it a burden, of knowing that war cannot be avoided. Claire has told him that the colonies will unite and rebel, and the result will be independence, with all British loyalists either dead or exiled. And there is an additional problem. Claire has discovered a newspaper clipping from 1776 that tells of Jamie’s death. With its epic scope, historical details, and sweeping romance, A Breath of Snow and Ashes is everything Gabaldon's fans love and more.
5 2001 The Crab
Legend of the Five Rings: Clan War #5
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Stan Brown  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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The Crab Marches!

The Crab have defended the Emerald Empire against Shadowlands hordes for a millennium and beyond. Nothing will drive them from the Carpenter's Wall.

Nothing but the destruction of the empire itself.

Plague has gripped the land, dangling Rokugan by a thread. The defenders of the empire must now become its saviors by doing the unthinkable:
Joining the enemy.
6 2000 2024 The Crane
Legend of the Five Rings: Clan War #3
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Ree Soesbee  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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A Spring of War.

Doji Hoturi, the young Champion of the Crane, is everything a samurai could wish to be: swift of sword and pure of heart... but his eyes hide a terrible secret.

Bloody magic whispers through Rokugan's greatest cities, and the undead servants of a Dark God rise. From the shadows, Doji Hoturi watches as a new champion of evil lifts his sword and laughs - and the face beneath the armor is his own.
7 1951 1992 Daughter of Time
Inspector Alan Grant #5
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Josephine Tey  Rated 4Rated 4Rated 4Rated 4Rated 4
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Josephine Tey re-creates one of history's most famous - and vicious - crimes in her classic bestselling novel, a must read for connoisseurs of fiction, now with a new introduction by Robert Barnard.

Inspector Alan Grant of Scotland Yard, recuperating from a broken leg, becomes fascinated with a contemporary portrait of Richard III that bears no resemblance to the Wicked Uncle of history.  Could such a sensitive, noble face actually belong to one of the world's most heinous villains - a venomous hunchback who may have killed his brother's children to make his crown secure?  Or could Richard have been the victim, turned into a monster by the usurpers of England's throne?  Grant determines to find out once and for all, with the help of the British Museum and an American scholar, what kind of man Richard Plantagenet really was and who killed the Little Princes in the Tower.

The Daughter of Time is an ingeniously plotted, beautifully written, and suspenseful tale, a supreme achievement from one of mystery writing's most gifted masters.

"The unalloyed pleasure of watching a really cultivated mind in action!  Buy and cherish!"  -  Boston Sunday Globe

JOSEPHINE TEY is considered one of the greatest mystery writers of all time.  She died in 1952.
8 2017 2023 Dragon Teeth
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UNABRIDGED
Michael Crichton, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Jurassic Park, returns to the world of paleontology in this recently discovered novel - a thrilling adventure set in the Wild West during the golden age of fossil hunting.


The year is 1876.  Warring Indian tribes still populate America's western territories even as lawless gold-rush towns begin to mark the landscape.  In much of the country it is still illegal to espouse evolution.  Against this backdrop two monomaniacal paleontologists pillage the Wild West, hunting for dinosaur fossils, while surveilling, deceiving and sabotaging each other in a rivalry that will come to be known as the Bone Wars.

Into this treacherous territory plunges the arrogant and entitled William Johnson, a Yale student with more privilege than sense.  Determined to survive a summer in the west to win a bet against his arch-rival, William has joined world-renowned paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh on his latest expedition.  But when the paranoid and secretive Marsh becomes convinced that William is spying for his nemesis, Edwin Drinker Cope, he abandons him in Cheyenne, Wyoming, a locus of crime and vice.  William is forced to join forces with Cope and soon stumbles upon a discovery of historic proportions.  With this extraordinary treasure, however, comes exceptional danger, and William's newfound resilience will be tested in his struggle to protect his cache, which pits him against some of the West's most notorious characters.

Drawing on both meticulously researched history and an exuberant imagination, Dragon Teeth is based on the rivalry between real-life paleontologists Cope and Marsh; in William Johnson readers will find an inspiring hero only Michael Crichton could have imagined.  Perfectly paced and brilliantly plotted, this enormously winning adventure is destined to become another Crichton classic.

Cover image © Forolia Cover design by Will Lee; ©2017 by Recorded Books HarperAudio, an imprint of 10 East 53rd Street, New'r ISBN: 978-0-06-247340-C
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9 2001 The Dragon
Legend of the Five Rings: Clan War #6
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The Dragon Rises!

For a thousand years and more, the world's most mysterious clan has dwelt secluded in its mountain fortress.  Wrapped in tattoos and riddles, the Dragon has watched and waited until the time for revelation is right.  Until now.

What draws them out?  Whispers have always said that the Great Dragon would emerge only at the end of the world.

He Has Emerged.
10 1992 2020 Dragonfly in Amber
Outlander #2
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Diana Gabaldon  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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New York Times best-selling author Diana Gabaldon enchanted scores of fans with Outlander, her electrifying historical saga set in 18th-century Scotland. Now the sequel sweeps listeners back into the past as Claire relates more of her perilous sojourn there with her Scottish warrior husband, James Fraser. Twenty years after her strange journey back in time, Claire has returned to Scotland with her daughter, determined to share with her the secret she has harbored since her time travel. Still longing to know the fate of her beloved warrior, she recounts the story of her stay with him in the intrigue-ridden court of Charles Stuart and their attempt to avert the doomed Highlands uprising at Culloden. As her story unfolds, it reveals implications more far-reaching than even Claire could have guessed.

Narrator Davina Porter's gift for expression captures the history and flavor of a harsh place and time, and gives it the polish of a warm and engaging love story.
11 1997 2020 Drums of Autumn
Outlander #4
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Diana Gabaldon  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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Diana Gabaldon's fans will be delighted to find Jamie and Claire as spirited and endearing as ever in this fourth installment of this magnificent saga. Romance, history, and time travel blend once again as the couple builds a new life together in the wilderness of pre-Revolutionary America.
Twice Claire has used an ancient stone circle to travel back to the 18th century. The first time she found love with a Scottish warrior but had to return to the 1940s to save their unborn child. The second time, 20 years later, she reunited with her lost love but had to leave behind the daughter that he would never see. Now Brianna, from her 1960s vantage point, has found a disturbing obituary and will risk everything in an attempt to change history.

Davina Porter's narrative talent adds a special vibrance and resonance to Gabaldon's complex, colorful characters.
12 2009 2020 An Echo in the Bone
Outlander #7
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Diana Gabaldon's immensely popular Outlander saga soars to new heights with this seventh novel, which takes listeners on a breathtaking journey to 1777 America.
Jamie Fraser knows from his time-traveling wife Claire that, no matter how unlikely it seems, America will win the Revolutionary War. But that truth offers little solace, since Jamie realizes he might find himself pointing a weapon directly at his own son - a young officer in the British army.

And Jamie isn't the only one with a tormented soul - for Claire may know who wins the conflict, but she certainly doesn't know whether or not her beloved Jamie survives.

Epic in scope and featuring a colorful cast that includes many legendary figures - including hero-turned-traitor Benedict Arnold and bawdy statesman Benjamin Franklin - An Echo in the Bone is a thrill from start to finish.
13 1987 An Emperor for the Legion
The Videssos Cycle #2
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SWORDS
AGAINST SORCERY


Foul sorcery had slain the Emperor.  Now the army of Videssos, betrayed by one man's craven folly, fled in panic from the savage victors.  But there was no panic in the Legion, mysteriously displaced from Gaul and Rome into this strange world of magic.

Wearily, Tribune Marcus Scaurus led his men through the chaos and enemy hordes in search of winter quarters, to regroup and seek to join up with Thorisin Gavras, now rightful ruler of Videssos.

But in Videssos the city, capital of the beleaguered realm, Ortaias Sphrantzes, whose cowardice had caused their defeat, now sat upon the throne.  There, behind great walls that had always made the city impregnable to storm or siege, he ruled with the support of evil sorcery.  Overthrowing him seemed impossible.

Grimly, Marcus Scaurus began the long march through hostile country toward that seemingly hopeless attempt.
14 1978 Fair Blows the Wind
Chantry Series #1
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Louis L'Amour  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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LIVE BY THE  SWORD, DIE BY THE SWORD

The British killed his father and destroyed his home.  Ever since, Irish-born Tatton Chantry has been driven by one goal: to reclaim what is rightfully his.  Yet now, his perilous journey from the Old World has left him marooned on the coast of North Carolina.  Here, Chantry happens upon a group of shipwrecked Spanish profiteers.  Suddenly he has a one-in-a-million chance at winning a treasure beyond his wildest dreams: a fortune in gold and the heart of a brave Peruvian beauty.  But first Tatton Chantry has to survive a band of pirates, savage Indians, and an expert swordsman who may be the most dangerous foe of all.

LOUIS L'AMOUR

Our foremost storyteller of the authentic West, L'Amour has thrilled a nation by chronicling the adventures of the brave men and women who settled the American frontier.  There are more than 225 million copies of his books in print around the world.
15 2001 2020 The Fiery Cross
Outlander #5
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Diana Gabaldon  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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The year is 1771. Claire Randall is still an outlander, out of place and out of time. But now she is linked by love to her only anchor: Jamie Fraser. They have crossed oceans and centuries to build a life together in North Carolina. But tensions, both ancient and recent, threaten members of their clan.

Knowing that his wife has the gift of prophecy, James must believe Claire, though he would prefer not to. Claire has shared a dreadful truth: there will, without a doubt, be a war. Her knowledge of the oncoming revolution is a flickering torch that may light his way through perilous years ahead - or ignite a conflagration that will leave their lives in ashes.
16 2021 2021 Go Tell the Bees that I am Gone
Outlander #9
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Diana Gabaldon  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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Number one New York Times best-selling author Diana Gabaldon returns with the newest novel in the epic Outlander series.

The past may seem the safest place to be... but it is the most dangerous time to be alive....

Jamie Fraser and Claire Randall were torn apart by the Jacobite Rising in 1746, and it took them 20 years to find each other again. Now the American Revolution threatens to do the same.

It is 1779, and Claire and Jamie are at last reunited with their daughter, Brianna, her husband, Roger, and their children on Fraser’s Ridge. Having the family together is a dream the Frasers had thought impossible.

Yet, even in the North Carolina backcountry, the effects of war are being felt. Tensions in the Colonies are great, and local feelings run hot enough to boil Hell’s teakettle. Jamie knows loyalties among his tenants are split, and it won’t be long until the war is on his doorstep.

Brianna and Roger have their own worry: that the dangers that provoked their escape from the 20th century might catch up to them. Sometimes, they question whether risking the perils of the 1700s - among them disease, starvation, and an impending war - was indeed the safer choice for their family.

Not so far away, young William Ransom is still coming to terms with the discovery of his true father’s identity - and thus his own - and Lord John Grey has reconciliations to make, and dangers to meet...on his son’s behalf and his own.

Meanwhile, the Revolutionary War creeps ever closer to Fraser’s Ridge. And with the family finally together, Jamie and Claire have more at stake than ever before.
17 2013 2015 How I Became a Ghost
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PRAISE FOR
TIM TINLGLE'S
Crossing Bok Chitto


"...these realities cut deeper than any fantasy." - The New York Times

"...a noted Choctaw storyteller and a Cherokee join forces with stirring results." - BookList

"...a moving and wholly original story about the intersection of cultures." - Publishers Weekly

AND FOR
Spirits Dark and Light


"Tingle is a master storyteller, hos flow and timing are superb.  Young readers will feel like he's talking drectly to them." - American Indians in Children's Literature

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From the award-winning imagination of Tim TIngle
How I Became a Ghost

A Choctaw Trail of Tears Story

Told in the words of Isaac, a Choctaw boy who does not survive the Trail of Tears, How I Became a Ghost is a tale of innocence and resilience in the face of tragedy. From the book's opening line, "Maybe you have never read a book written by a ghost before," the reader is put on notice that this is no normal book. Isaac leads a remarkable foursome of Choctaw comrades: a tough-minded teenage girl, a shape-shifting panther boy, a lovable five-year-old ghost who only wants her mom and dad to be happy, and Isaac s talking dog, Jumper. The first in a trilogy, How I Became a Ghost thinly disguises an important and oft-overlooked piece of history.

COVER ILLUSTRATION BY ULIANA GUREEVA
INSIDE MAP ILLUSTRATION
BY STEVEN WALKER

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TIM TINGLE is an Oklahoma Choctaw, a storyteller, and the author of Crossing Bok Chitto and Walking the CHoctaw Road.  His great-great-grandfather, John Carnes, walked the Trail of Tears in 1835.  In 1993, Tingle retraced the trail to Choctaw homelands in Mississippi and began recording stories for tribal elders.  How I Became a Ghost was inspired by these memories.  Tingle lives in Canyon Lake, Texas.

www.TimTingle.com
18 1986 Last of the Breed
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"FOR SHEER ADVENTURE
L'AMOUR IS IN TOP FORM."
- KIRKUS REVIEWS

LAST OF
THE BREED


Here is the kind of authentically detailed epic novel that has become Louis L'Amour's hallmark.  It is the compelling story of U.S. Air Force Major Joe Mack, a man born out of time.  When his experimental aircraft is forced down in Russia and he escapes a Soviet prison camp, he must call upon the ancient skills of his Indian forebears to survive the vast Siberian wilderness.  Only one route lies open to Mack: the path of his ancestors, overland to the Bering Strait and across the sea to America.  But in pursuit is a legendary tracker, the Yakut native Alekhin, who knows every square foot of the icy frontier - and who knows that to trap his quarry he must think like a Sioux.

LOUIS L'AMOUR
With over 180 million copies of his books in print worldwide, Louis L'Amour is America's favorite storyteller.  His phenomenal bestsellers include Jubal Sackett and The Haunted Mesa.
19 1909 2019 The Last Trail
Ohio River Trilogy #3
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Return with us to those thrilling days of yesteryear as Mike Vendetti narrates this early Zane Grey novel of hardy pioneers taming the wild west. Yes, despite the difficult times, romance flourishes and the bad guys are eliminated almost single handedly as our heroes Jonathan Zane and his sidekick Lew “Deathwind” Wetzel fight their way through mud, blood, gore, savage Indians, and despicable outlaws, to make the land safe for pioneer families as they settle the wild west. Summary by Mike Vendetti.
20 1987 The Legion of Videssos
The Videssos Cycle #3
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A HERO's
REWARD...!


Since the Roman legion had been mysteriously transported to this world of magic, tribune Marcus Scaurus had served the rulers of war-torn Videssos well.  He had been largely responsible for ousting the Pretender and putting Thorisin Gavras on the throne.  That, of course, made him a hero.

Rome or Videssos, however, Fortune was a fickle goddess.

Now he and the legion were returning in triumph to Videssos the city after defeating a well-entrenched army of rebel mercenaries.  But Marcus, betrayed by the one closest to him, was returning to be seized, dragged before the Emperor, and questioned under truth-drug like a traitor.

Of the court, only Alypia Gavra stuck by him - but consorting with the Emperor's niece was dangerous.  It could lead to exile - or death!

Yet Alypia was attractive.  And Marcus was lonely...
21 2001 The Lion
Legend of the Five Rings: Clan War #7
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The End of the World!

A demon sits on the Emerald Throne.  The clans fight one other, and Shadowlands monsters fight them all.  Unless somone can unite the factions, the empire is doomed.

At last the time has come for the mighty Lion clan to step into the fray - but even it is divided.  Two powerful samurai vie for control of the clan, and upon their clash rests the ultimate prize:
The Fate of Rokugan.
22 1987 The Misplaced Legion
The Videssos Cycle #1
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23 1991 2020 Outlander
Outlander #1
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Diana Gabaldon  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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This stunning blend of historical romance and time traveling adventure has captured the hearts of millions of readers around the world and catapulted author Diana Gabaldon to the top of the New York Times best seller list. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love.

In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. Their blissful reunion is shattered when she touches a boulder in an ancient stone ruin and is instantly transported to 1743 Scotland, a place torn by war and raiding border clans. Will Claire find her way back to her own time, or is her destiny forever linked with Clan MacKenzie and the gallant James Fraser?
24 2001 2024 The Phoenix
Legend of the Five Rings: Clan War #4
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Ashes of the Phoenix

Magic is power for the Phoenix clan. During the depths of the Clan War, the Elemental Masters seek ultimate power in the form of a magic that will permanently destroy the Shadowlands armies. Without it, the enemy will reduce the clan to ahses from which even the Photenix cannot rise. All hope rests in the mysteries of a dark and dreaded source:
The Black Scrolls.
25 1976 2023 Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Logans #4
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Mildred D. Taylor's Newbery Award-winning masterpiece with an introduction written and read by Jacqueline Woodson, just in time for its 40th Anniversary!

Set in Mississippi at the height of the Depression, this is the story of one family's struggle to maintain their integrity, pride, and independence in the face of racism and social injustice. And it is also Cassie's story--Cassie Logan, an independent girl who discovers over the course of an important year why having land of their own is so crucial to the Logan family, even as she learns to draw strength from her own sense of dignity and self-respect.
26 2014 Rush Revere and the American Revolution
Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans #3
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27 2013 Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims
Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans #1
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28 2014 Rush Revere and the First Patriots
Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans #2
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YOU SAY YOU WANT
A REVOLUTION?


Join Rush Revere on a thrilling ride as winds of change sweep across colonial America!  Saddle up for an unforgettable history lesson - with

Rush Revere and the
First Patriots

Go back in time to experience the first rumblings of Amierican independence, and ask the people who were there:

What does freedom mean to you?
Why do you want to break away from Britain's rule?
What if some colonists don't feel the same?
How much are your taxes?
King George III, why are you treating the colonists so unfairly?
What was the secret signal that led to the Boston Tea Party?
Why did people yell "Treason" when Patrick Henry spoke?

Join Rush Revere's
time-travel adventure - and go
rush, rush, rushing to history!

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RUSH REVERE RIDES AGAIN!
SADDLE UP WITH RUSH
LIMBAUGH'S REALLY GOOD PAL FOR
A NEW TIME-TRAVEL ADVENTURE

Whoa there, young historians!  Before we go rush, rush, rushing off anywhere, I'd like a moment.  I'm Liberty, Rush Revere's loquacious equine companion - his trusty talking horse!  Always at the ready to leap from the twenty-first century into America's past, that's me.  When he says 'Let's go!' I'm so there.  I'm jazzed, I'm psyched, I'm-"

"Ah, excuse me, Liberty?"

"Yeah, Rush?"

"Usually you say 'oh no, not again!' and 'while we're in colonial Boston, can I try the baked beans?'"

"Okay, fine - you do the talking.  I'll just be over here, if you need me...."

Well, he's sulking now, but I couldn't be your tour guide across time without Liberty!  His name says it all: the freedom we celebrate every July Fourth with fireworks and hot dogs (and maybe some of those baked beans).  But how did America get free?  How did thirteen newborn colonies tell the British king where he could stick his unfair taxes?

Jump into the bustling streets of Boston in 1765, where talk of revolution is growing louder.  I said LOUDER.  You'll have to SHOUT to be heard over the angry cries of "Down with the king!" and "Repeal the Stamp Act!" that fill the air.  You'll meet fierce supporters of liberty like Samuel Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and my idol, Paul Revere, as they fearlessly defy British rule.  It's an exciting, dangerous, turbulent, thrilling time to be an American... and exceptional young patriots like you won't want to miss a minute.  So let's ride!

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RUSH LIMBAUGH
is host of The Rush Limbaugh Show - the nation's highest-rated talk-radio program, with an audience of more than 20 million - and a #1 New York Times bestselling author.  Visit www.rushlimbaugh.com or follow Rush on Twitter and Facebook.
29 2016 Rush Revere and the Presidency
Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans #5
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30 2015 Rush Revere and the Star-Spangled Banner
Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans #4
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31 2000 2024 The Scorpion
Legend of the Five Rings: Clan War #1
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Rokugan is Doomed!

The Serene Prophet foresaw its downfall - tides of demons flooding out of the Shadowlands. One man seeks to avert the catastrophe - the leader of the Scorpion Clan. He will pay any price, perpetrate any deception, to save the empire. If he must, he will become evil to fight evil. He and the emperor's champion will battle each other to the death for that which they both hold dear:
Rokugan.
32 2017 Seven Stones to Stand or Fall
Outlander
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33 2012 2023 The Song of Achilles
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The legend begins...

Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia to be raised in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. “The best of all the Greeks”—strong, beautiful, and the child of a goddess—Achilles is everything the shamed Patroclus is not. Yet despite their differences, the boys become steadfast companions. Their bond deepens as they grow into young men and become skilled in the arts of war and medicine—much to the displeasure and the fury of Achilles’ mother, Thetis, a cruel sea goddess with a hatred of mortals.

When word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, the men of Greece, bound by blood and oath, must lay siege to Troy in her name. Seduced by the promise of a glorious destiny, Achilles joins their cause, and torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows. Little do they know that the Fates will test them both as never before and demand a terrible sacrifice.

Built on the groundwork of the Iliad, Madeline Miller’s page-turning, profoundly moving, and blisteringly paced retelling of the epic Trojan War marks the launch of a dazzling career.
34 1906 2019 The Spirit of the Border
Ohio River Trilogy #2
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Zane Grey  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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From librivox.org:

This is an early novel by the phenomenally successful author of frontier, western and sports stories. It deals with historical characters and incidents in the Ohio Valley in the late 18th century, especially with the foundation of Gnaddenhutten, a missionary village intended to bring Christianity to the Indians of Ohio, despite the violent opposition of both Indians and white renegades. This turbulent adventure romance features the heroics of a semi-legendary frontiersman, Lewis Wetzel, who attempts to protect the settlers from hostile Native Americans and the vicious white outlaws the Girty brothers. (Introduction by Leonard Wilson)
35 1987 Swords of the Legion
The Videssos Cycle #4
Harry Turtledove  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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36 1972 Tarzan Alive
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Philip José Farmer  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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TARZAN ALIVE

"THIS IS SOMETHING UNIQUE.  THIS BOOK OF DELIGHTFUL LITERARY FUN AND GAMES COULD LEAD TO THE BIRTH OF A NEW TARZAN CULT." Publishers Weekly

"THE CONVINCING, IF MIND-WARPING STORY OF LORD GREYSTOKE, BEST KNOWN AS 'TARZAN.'" El Paso Herald Post

"A FASCINATING PHANTASMAGORIA OF TARZAN'S CAREER, WHO MUST BE THE ONLY HUMAN EVER TO BARTER A LOIN CLOTH FOR A SEAT IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS." Rocky Mountain News

"WITH DUMBFOUNDING ENERGY AND HIGH GOOD HUMOR. PHILIP JOSÉ FARMER HAS PRODUCED A VERITABLE PH.D. THESIS ON THE REAL TARZAN, WHO, OF COURSE, IS ALIVE AND VERY BUSY TO THIS DAY." Theodore Sturgeon
37 2012 A Trial by Fire
Outlander
Diana Gabaldon  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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38 2000 2024 The Unicorn
Legend of the Five Rings: Clan War #2
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A L Lassieur  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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The Land is Wounded.

Shadowlands monsters mass on the edges of Rokugan. The Crab Clan, long vigilant in battling them, seems unable or unwilling to stop the demonic onslaught.

But from an unlikely quarter, a hero arises. She will lead her forces in a battle that will rend the world:
The Battle at Beiden Pass.
39 1994 2020 Voyager
Outlander #3
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Diana Gabaldon  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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From audible.com:

Diana Gabaldon's magnificent historical saga, begun with Outlander and Dragonfly in Amber, continues with this New York Times best seller. Set in the intriguing Scotland of 200 years ago, the third installment in the romantic adventures of Jamie and Claire is as compelling as the first. Now that Claire knows Jamie survived the slaughter at Culloden, she is faced with the most difficult decision of her life. She aches to travel back through time again to find the love of her life, but, in order to do that, she must leave their daughter behind. It has been 20 years since she and Jamie were forced to separate. Can she risk everything, maybe even her life, on a gamble that their love has withstood the long, rigorous test of time?

Diana Gabaldon's powerful, witty, and heroic characters lend themselves well to the rich, melodic narration accorded them by Davina Porter. Under her spell, listeners find themselves transported back through time to exciting, faraway places alive with people they would enjoy knowing.
40 1984 The Walking Drum
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Louis L'Amour  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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16 WEEKS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES
BESTSELLER LIST

"L'AMOUR HAS A REAL KNACK FOR LEADING THE
READER LIKE A NEEDLE PULLS THREAD..."
- UPI

"ABOVE ALL, L'AMOUR IS THE CONSUMMATE
STORYTELLER... THE NOVEL IS A FASCINATING EPIC
ADVENTURE THAT WILL CATCH NEWCOMERS
BY SURPRISE."
- LOS ANGELES HERALD EXAMINER

Here is an historical adventure of extraordinary power waiting to sweep you away to exotic lands as one of the most popular writers of our time conquers new storytelling worlds.

Louis L'Amour has been best known for his ability to capture the spirit and drama of the authentic American West.  Now he guides his readers to an even more distant frontier - the enthralling lands of the 12th century.

At the center of The Walking Drum is Kerbouchard, one of L'Amour's greatest heroes.  Warrior, lover, scholar, Kerbouchard is a daring seeker of knowledge and fortune bound on a journey of enormous challenge, danger and revenge.  Across Europe, the Russian steppes and through the Byzantine wonders of Constantinople, gateway to Asia, Kerbouchard is thrust into the heart of the treacheries, passions, violence and dazzling wonders of a magnificent time.

From castle to slave galley, from sword-racked battlefields to a princess's secret chamber, and ultimately, to the impregnable fortress of the Valley of Assassins, The Walking Drum is a powerful adventure of an ancient world you will find every bit as riveting as Louis L'Amour's stories of the American West.
41 2014 2021 Written in My Own Heart's Blood
Outlander #8
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Diana Gabaldon  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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From audible.com:

In her now classic novel Outlander, Diana Gabaldon told the story of Claire Randall, an English ex-combat nurse who walks through a stone circle in the Scottish Highlands in 1946, and disappears… into 1743. The story unfolded from there in seven best-selling novels, and CNN has called it "a grand adventure written on a canvas that probes the heart, weighs the soul and measures the human spirit across [centuries]." Now the story continues in Written in My Own Heart's Blood.

It is 1778: France declares war on Great Britain, the British army leaves Philadelphia, and George Washington's troops leave Valley Forge in pursuit. At this moment, Jamie Fraser returns from a presumed watery grave to discover that his best friend has married his wife; his illegitimate son has discovered (to his horror) who his father really is; and his beloved nephew, Ian, wants to marry a Quaker. Meanwhile, Jamie's wife, Claire, and his sister, Jenny, are busy picking up the pieces.

The Frasers can only be thankful that their daughter Brianna and her family are safe in 20th-century Scotland. Or not. In fact, Brianna is searching for her own son, who was kidnapped by a man determined to learn her family's secrets. Her husband, Roger, has ventured into the past in search of the missing boy - never suspecting that the object of his quest has not left the present. Now, with Roger out of the way, the kidnapper can focus on his true target: Brianna herself.

Written in My Own Heart's Blood is the brilliant next chapter in a masterpiece of the imagination unlike any other.






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