Where the Indus is Young: A Winter in Baltistan

By Dervla Murphy

One wintry weather, Dervla Murphy, the four-footed Hallam and her six-year-old daughter Rachel explored `Little Tibet' excessive up within the Karakoram Mountains within the frozen middle of the Western Himalayas - at the Pakistan aspect of the disputed border with Kashmir. for 3 months they traveled alongside the perilous Indus Gorge and into within sight valleys. even if beset through crumbling tracks over bottomless chasms, an attack by means of a lascivious dashniri, the unnerving depression of the Balts - the heroic highland farmers who inhabit the world - and Rachel's continuous probing questions, this ambitious traveller retained her enthusiasm for her atmosphere and her humorousness. First released in 1977, the place the Indus is younger is natural Murphy.

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Found (The Missing, Book 1)

One evening a airplane seemed out of nowhere, the single passengers aboard: thirty-six infants. once they have been taken off the airplane, it vanished. Now, 13 years later, of these young ones are receiving sinister messages, and so they start to examine their earlier. Their quest to find the place they honestly got here from leads them to a conspiracy that reaches from the some distance prior to the far away future—and will take them hurtling via time. during this fascinating new sequence, bestselling writer Margaret Peterson Haddix brings a component of suspense that may maintain readers at the fringe of their seats.

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Aztec Gold: (Alicia Myles 1) (Volume 1)

By David Leadbeater

Aztec Gold, starring Alicia Myles, the tempestuous heroine of the bestselling Matt Drake novels, kicks off a rip-roaring new archaeological event sequence from David Leadbeater. one of many world’s most renowned treasures, looked for over 500 years. . . The mythical Aztec Gold, a nation’s maximum prize and ownership, lively clear of below the noses of the conquering Spaniards, ultimately comes within sight whilst an outdated secret is solved and new clues come up. An all-action challenge opposed to lethal enemies. . . With the treasure map of their ownership and the mysterious clues to the mythical Wheel of Gold – the muse for the fabled items of 8 – ready to be solved, infantrymen, pals and enemies set out on an exciting quest to discover the hidden tombs and a fortune in gold and jewels. From Mexico to Arizona and Nevada, and popular of the Matt Drake sequence, the motion comes quickly and livid as Alicia’s new group chases essentially the most sought-after prizes in historical past.

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The Blue Sword (Newbery Honor Roll)

Harry Crewe is an orphan woman who involves stay in Damar, the wilderness state shared by way of the Homelanders and the secretive, magical loose Hillfolk. whilst Corlath, the Hillfolk King, sees her for the 1st time, he's shaken -- for he can inform that she is anything greater than she seems to be. he'll quickly become aware of what Harry hasn't ever guessed: she is to develop into Harimad-sol, King's Rider, and hold the Blue Sword, Gonturan, which no lady has wielded because the mythical woman Aerin bore it into conflict, generations previous.

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Isle of Passion: A Novel

By Laura Restrepo

In 1908, less than orders to shield a tiny, remoted Pacific atoll from an implausible French invasion, Mexican captain Ramón Arnaud, his younger bride, Alicia, and 11 infantrymen and their households set sail for the so-called Isle of ardour. during this dire, forbidding position, a workable group is created lower than Ramón's suggestions and encouraged by means of Alicia's commitment. yet they're quickly forgotten by way of a motherland distracted via political upheaval and the 1st rumblings of global warfare I. Left to the mercies of nature and one another—falling sufferer one after the other to disorder, starvation, lust, depression, and, finally, violence—the castaways who stay needs to locate power within the braveness and steadfast resourcefulness of Alicia Arnaud, upon whom their collective survival now depends.

Based on real occasions, Laura Restrepo's Isle of Passion is a brilliantly rendered and dramatic story of savage human nature—and one woman's decision to conquer a harrowing fate.

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Prince Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia)

By C. S. Lewis

A mass-market paperback version of Prince Caspian, ebook 4 within the vintage myth sequence, The Chronicles of Narnia, that includes hide artwork by means of Cliff Nielsen and black-and-white inside illustrations through the unique illustrator of Narnia, Pauline Baynes.

The Pevensie siblings commute again to Narnia to assist a prince denied his rightful throne as he gathers a military in a determined try to rid his land of a fake king. yet in spite of everything, it's a conflict of honor among males by myself that might make a decision the destiny of a whole world.

Prince Caspian is the fourth booklet in C. S. Lewis's vintage fable sequence, which has been drawing readers of every age right into a magical land the place animals speak and bushes stroll for over sixty years. this can be a stand-alone novel, but when you want to learn extra of Lucy and Edmund's adventures, choose up The Voyage of the sunrise Treader, the 5th publication in The Chronicles of Narnia.

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Scales of Gold: The Fourth Book of The House of Niccolo

By Dorothy Dunnett

With the bravura storytelling and smelly authenticity of element she dropped at her acclaimed Lymond Chronicles, Dorothy Dunnett, grande dame of the historic novel, provides the home of Niccolò sequence. The time is the fifteenth century, whilst intrepid retailers grew to become the recent knighthood of Europe. between them, none is bolder or extra crafty than Nicholas vander Poele of Bruges, the good-natured dyer's apprentice who schemes and swashbuckles his strategy to the helm of a mercantile empire.
      
The yr 1464 unearths Nicholas again in Venice. tormented by enemies bent on dissolving his resources and smearing his personality, he units sail for Africa, mythical place of the Fountain of youngster, domestic to a descendant of Sheba and Solomon, and the resource of gold in such abundance that males wish to barter in shells. he'll study firsthand the brutality and grandeur of the darkish Continent, from the horror of the slave exchange to the austere the Aristocracy of Islamic Timbuktu. he'll observe, too, the charms of the gorgeous Gelis van Borselen--a lady whose ardour for Nicholas is rivaled purely by means of her wish to punish him for his position in her sister s dying. Erotic and plush with element, Scales of Gold embraces the complexity of the Renaissance, the place mercantile experience with extra own quests at the back of the silken curtains of the Age of Discovery.

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Blood Cursed (Rogue Angel, Book 44)

By Alex Archer, Michele Hauf

An area superstition or considered one of history's monsters come to existence?

Deep within the Bavarian wooded area, archaeologists unearth a medieval human cranium with a brick crammed in its mouth. whilst Annja Creed catches wind of the unusual discovery, the television host and archaeologist rushes to affix the dig. however the superstitious locals are livid, fearing the excavation has angered one of many chewing dead—those who upward thrust from their graves to banquet on human flesh and blood. and shortly she and her colleagues are dealing with down violent mobs and demise threats. so far as Annja is anxious, notwithstanding, the vampire fable is a load of bunk.

Then a baby is going lacking.

Suddenly ensnared within the Czech Republic's black marketplace underworld, Annja has no difficulty believing that somebody desires blood. yet during this international, evil is available in human shape, and Annja has no selection: she needs to wield Joan of Arc's sword to guard the innocent….

At the ground of a lake lies an historic cache worthy killing for…

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Emails from the Edge: A Journey Through Troubled Times

By Ken Haley

He’s been expelled from Syria on suspicion of terrorism, been dragged from the Hungarian parliament in handcuffs and interviewed the editor-in-chief of al-Jazeera, all in the course of a amazing two-year trip by means of wheelchair throughout Eurasia. Walkley Award-winning journalist Ken Haley’s travels soak up forty-one international locations and in Emails from the sting he portrays existence within the center East because it particularly is, now not because the media painting it, and attracts an interesting parallel together with his personal existence.

With nice humour, and never a touch of sentimentality, he lays naked his darkest instances, while he plunged over the precipice into insanity, and divulges the wanderlust that led him to the guts of the world’s scorching spots.

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The Virtual Pirate: Elizabeth Latimer, Pirate Hunter

By Deborah Cannon

It’s Talk-Like-A-Pirate Day in Victoria BC, while a high-school occasion is going dangerously awry. the woman solid as pirate princess Alwilda is actually swept off her boots by means of a tender guy claiming to be her betrothed—Prince Alf of fifth century Denmark! during this prequel to the Elizabeth Latimer Pirate Hunter sequence, the preferred pirate blogger and junior fencing champ gets a fb request for friendship from the mysterious “Shadowfencer,” and a pirate legend unbelievably involves existence.

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