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Raiding Forces Series Boxed Set (Books 1 & 2): Those Who Dare & D...
by Phil Ward

Language

English

Pages

721

Publication Date

September 27, 2017

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This boxed set includes the first two books in the epic WWII Raiding Forces Series. Meticulously researched (the author was an instructor at the Army Ranger School), the series begins with the birth of special operations—as seen through the eyes of a young American officer who has volunteered to serve with British Forces. With over 500 reviews and a 4.3 star average, Those Who Dare and Dead Eagles are sure to appeal to WWII military historical fiction fans. Two books for the price of one—$9.99.<br /><br />Those Who Dare (Book1)<br />May 1940, 10th Panzer Division has decimated France and is driving on Calais a short distance from Dunkirk. Lieutenant John Randal, a veteran of the US 26th Cavalry Regiment volunteers to serve with the British Forces and arrives on the continent three days before the town falls. What unfolds is a blend of guerrilla tactics learned in the Philippian jungles, the first small-scale Commando raid, tough training at No.1 Parachute Training School, the Commando Castle, Special Operations Executive. suspense, humor and a little romance with the drop dead gorgeous widow Lady Jane Seaborn. The author—a decorated Ranger combat veteran covers the details of war extensively putting the reader right in the middle of the action. As the novel ends newly promoted Major Randal, upon returning from the first British parachute raid of the war is alerted that Raiding Forces will deploy within 48 hours via sea transport for their next mission off the Gold Coast of Africa. <br /><br />Dead Eagles (Book 2)<br />U.S.Major John Randal, Commander of Strategic Raiding Forces is back, leading a crew of British Commandos, Royal Marines and Royal Navy raiders on bigger and bolder missions to foil Hitler's Third Reich. Off the Gold Coast colony in Africa, the Germans are operating a naval intelligence ring that gathers information about British convoys in the southern sea-lane. Couriers carry the data to nearby Rio Bonita, a tiny Portuguese island protectorate, whence they are broadcast to Nazi U-boats and surface raiders from a clandestine radio station onboard one of three interned enemy ships. As a result, British convoys vital to the war effort are ravaged. Major Randal and the Raiding Forces mission is to invade neutral Rio Bonita and spirit away the three ships. Failure means either imprisonment or hanging for piracy-and that Portugal will declare war on its oldest ally. Peopling Dead Eagles are colorful characters new and old. There is Wild West showman Captain "Geronimo Joe" McKoy, the stunning Special Operations Executive operator Lady Jane Seaborn, who adopts the Raiding Forces as her own pet project; and Lady Jane's bombshell of a driver, Pamala Plum-Martin. Even Commander Ian Fleming puts in an appearance, submitting a plan for "Operation Ruthless", the goal of which is to board a Luftwaffe bomber and crash it into the English Channel in order to capture an Enigma coding device from a Nazi air-sea rescue craft. This action packed adventure story features Lovat Scout Snipers, the take down of the Vichy French fleet in English ports, daring Commando raids, an epic sea battle, beautiful spies and culminates in a deadly shoot-out in a crowed bar in Occupied France.
The Heir
by Elizabetta Holcomb

Language

English

Pages

366

Publication Date

December 01, 2016

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<div><b>What if you found out that your crush is a medieval knight?</b></div><div><b></b></div> In order to get the man she had been obsessing about, Shelby Hollier has done unimaginable and unladylike things. Like stealing Solomon Tremaine's wallet, stalking his home and trespassing upon his property. Before she knows it, she is sucked into a wormhole and into a world she never imagined still existed. <div><br /><i>Welcome to Dover Castle. A place where things are never what they seem... </i></div>
Air and Ash: TIDES Book 1
by Alex Lidell

Language

English

Pages

284

Publication Date

May 02, 2017

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<b><i>Master and Commander</i> meets Sarah J Maas in a seafaring adventure of duty, love, magic, and a princess’s quest to protect her kingdom on her own terms.</b> <br /><br />After a lifetime of training, seventeen-year-old Princess Nile Greysik, a lieutenant on the prestigious Ashing navy flagship, sails into battle with one vital mission—and fails. <br /><br />Barred from the sea and facing a political marriage, Nile masquerades as a common sailor on the first ship she can find. With a cowardly captain, incompetent crew, and a cruel, too-handsome first officer intent on making her life a living hell, Nile must hide her identity while trying to turn the sorry frigate battleworthy. Worse, a terrifying and forbidden magic now tingles in Nile’s blood. If anyone catches wind of who Nile is or what she can do, her life is over. <br /><br />But when disaster threatens the ship, Nile may have no choice but to unleash the truth that will curse her future. <br /><br /><i>AIR AND ASH is the thrilling first installment of the TIDES series. Recommended for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Tamora Pierce, and David Weber.</i>
Lifemarked (The Fatemarked Epic Book 5)
by David Estes

Language

English

Pages

839

Publication Date

November 14, 2017

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<b> The Four Kingdoms and the fatemarked face the most powerful army the world has ever seen...</b><br /><br />In Phanes, Roan Loren, the Peacemaker, has high hopes for a united response to the threat from the Horde, but swiftly realizes the only true ally he has is his arch nemesis, Bane. Meanwhile, Rhea Loren, a new mother with a secret must decide whether to protect her child or share what she knows with the fatemarked...<br /><br />To the north, Annise Gäric, Tarin Sheary and their allies are hunted mercilessly by the army of barbarians known as the Horde, led by her long-lost uncle Helmuth, now known as Klar-Ggra. While she seeks refuge in the east, Tarin once more struggles with his own demons...<br /><br />In the west, Ennis Loren and his brothers, including self-proclaimed king of the west, Sai, return to Knight's End against the advice of the fatemarked, who they despise. Secretly, they plot another attack on the south...<br /><br />In the east, Gareth Ironclad returns to Ferria hoping to find a unified people with a common enemy, but instead faces a fractured kingdom uncertain of its future. But when he makes a drastic decision, everything begins to unravel...<br /><br />In Calyp, Raven Sandes returns with the most unlikeliest of friends: Gwendolyn Storm. But when tragedy strikes at the heart of the empire, the survivors are left behind and forced to pick up the pieces...<br /><br /><b>The fate of the Four Kingdoms hangs in the balance in the epic finale to the Amazon #1 bestselling series! </b>
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
by John Boyne

Language

English

Pages

228

Publication Date

December 18, 2008

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<b>“Powerful and unsettling. . . . As memorable an introduction to the subject as <i>The Diary of Anne Frank</i>.” —<i>USA Today</i></b><br />  <br /> Berlin, 1942: When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move to a new house far, far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence stretches as far as the eye can see and cuts him off from the strange people in the distance.<br />  <br /> But Bruno longs to be an explorer and decides that there must be more to this desolate new place than meets the eye. While exploring his new environment, he meets another boy whose life and circumstances are very different from his own, and their meeting results in a friendship that has devastating consequences.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
The White Tower (The Aldoran Chronicles: Book 1)
by Michael Wisehart

Language

English

Pages

645

Publication Date

November 01, 2016

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<b>Winner 2017 National IE Award for Fantasy.</b><br /><b>Winner 2017 Readers Favorite for Epic Fantasy.</b><br /><span><b>Winner 2017 Beverly Hills Awards for Fantasy.<br />RunnerUp 2017 Kindle Book Awards for Fantasy.</b></span><br /><br /><i>Magic is outlawed.</i><br /><br /><i>Those caught wielding it are taken to the White Tower. They are never heard from again.</i><br /><br />After the chaos of the great Wizard Wars nearly a thousand years ago, the people turned their backs on magic. It was deemed evil. Those born with it will stop at nothing to remain hidden.<br /><br />In the north, a young boy is hunted by the Black Watch. Desperate to survive, he turns to the one thing he fears most. Magic. A young girl's affection for him forces her to pick up the sword. Her life may never be the same. In the east, a tortured prisoner vows to escape the White Tower. His sister's life depends on it. And in the west, a captain fights to protect his king while shielding the woman he loves from the king's son.<br /><br />The world balances on the edge of a blade.<br /><br /><i>Can a handful of wielders manage to change it?</i><br /><br /><b>The first installment in the Aldoran Chronicles, a new epic fantasy saga filled with magic and monsters, sword and scorcery, heroes, villains, and those in between.</b>
Red: The True Reign Series, Book 2
by Jennifer Anne Davis

Language

English

Pages

366

Publication Date

September 30, 2017

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Sentenced to be executed.<br /><br />Betrayed. Alone. <br /><br />Hanged on the gallows. <br /><br />Rema thought her life was over, but she was wrong.<br /><br />Saved by a rebel force she’d only ever heard rumors about, Rema finds herself in a forbidden place. She is finally safe—free from the king and Prince Lennek. But not everything is as it seems at the rebel fortress. Secrets are whispered, and loyalties are tested. Once Rema uncovers the truth of her heritage, will she flee? Or will she ascend to the throne, taking on the responsibility of an entire kingdom?<br /><br />Now that Darmik knows Rema’s true identity, he’s on a quest to save her. But when an Emperion assassin arrives on Greenwood Island, Darmik knows he doesn’t have very long to find her. In a deadly game with high stakes, will Darmik remain loyal to his family? Or will he break away and join the rebels?<br /><br />Kingdoms rise and fall. <br /><br />Heroes are born and made. <br /><br />But one thing remains the same—love conquers all.<br />
The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak

Language

English

Pages

562

Publication Date

December 18, 2007

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The extraordinary #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.<br /><br />It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.<br /><br />Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. <br /><br />In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of <i>I Am the Messenger,</i> has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.
Salt to the Sea
by Ruta Sepetys

Language

English

Pages

221

Publication Date

February 02, 2016

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<b><i>New York Times</i> Bestseller and winner of the Carnegie Medal! <b>"Masterfully crafted"<b>—</b><i>The Wall Street Journal</i></b><br /><br />For readers of <b><i>Between Shades of Gray</i> and<i> All the Light We Cannot See</i>, Ruta Sepetys </b>returns to WWII <b>in this epic novel that </b>shines a light on one of the war's most devastating—yet unknown—tragedies.<br /></b><br />World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, many with something to hide. Among them are Joana, Emilia, and Florian, whose paths converge en route to the ship that promises salvation, the <i>Wilhelm Gustloff.</i> Forced by circumstance to unite, the three find their strength, courage, and trust in each other tested with each step closer to safety.<br /><br /> Just when it seems freedom is within their grasp, tragedy strikes. Not country, nor culture, nor status matter as all ten thousand people—adults and children alike—aboard must fight for the same thing: survival.<br /><br />Told in alternating points of view and perfect for fans of Anthony Doerr's Pulitzer Prize-winning <i>All the Light We Cannot See</i>, Erik Larson's <i>Dead Wake</i>, and Elizabeth Wein's Printz Honor Book <i>Code Name Verity</i>, this masterful work of historical fiction is inspired by the real-life tragedy that was the sinking of the<i><b> </b>Wilhelm Gustloff<b>—</b></i>the greatest maritime disaster in history. As she did in <i>Between Shades of Gray</i>, Ruta Sepetys unearths a shockingly little-known casualty of a gruesome war, and proves that humanity and love can prevail, even in the darkest of hours.<br /><b><br />Praise for <i>Salt to the Sea</i>:</b><br />Featured on NPR's Morning Edition  ♦  "Superlative...masterfully crafted...[a] powerful work of historical fiction."—<i>The Wall Street Journal  ♦  </i>"[Sepetys is] a master of YA fiction…she once again anchors a panoramic view of epic tragedy in perspectives that feel deeply textured and immediate."—<i>Entertainment Weekly  ♦  </i>"Riveting...powerful...haunting."—<i>The Washington Post  ♦ </i>"Compelling for both adult and teenage readers."—<i>New York Times Book Review  ♦  </i>"Intimate, extraordinary, artfully crafted...brilliant."—<i>Shelf Awareness</i>  ♦  "Historical fiction at its very, very best."—<i>The Globe and Mail<b>  <i>♦ </i> </b></i>"[H]aunting, heartbreaking, hopeful and altogether gorgeous...one of the best young-adult novels to appear in a very long time."—<i>Salt Lake Tribune  <b>♦  *</b></i>"This haunting gem of a novel begs to be remembered."—<i>Booklist</i>  ♦ <b> *</b>"Artfully told and sensitively crafted...will leave readers weeping."—<i>School Library Journal</i>  ♦  A <i>PW</i> and <i>SLJ</i> 2016 Book of the Year<br /><br /><b><b>Praise for <i><b>Between Shades of Gray</b></i>:</b></b><br />A<i> New York Times</i> Notable Book  ♦  A <i>Wall Street Journal</i> Best Children’s Book  ♦  A <i>PW</i>, <i>SLJ</i>,<i><i> Booklist</i></i>, and<i><i> Kirkus</i></i> Best Book  ♦  iTunes 2011 Rewind Best Teen Novel  ♦  A Carnegie Medal and William C. Morris Finalist  ♦  A <i>New York Times</i> and International Bestseller  ♦  "Few books are beautifully written, fewer still are important; this novel is both."—<i>The Washington Post  ♦ </i> <b>*</b>"[A]n important book that deserves the widest possible readership."—<i>Booklist</i>
War: The True Reign Series, Book 3
by Jennifer Anne Davis

Language

English

Pages

356

Publication Date

October 04, 2017

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When Rema chose to be crowned queen and join the rebel forces, she knew she'd face the fight of her life. What she didn't expect was to be kidnapped by an Emperion assassin and taken to the mainland to be executed in front of the emperor. How can she save Greenwood Island if she can't even save herself?<br /><br />Darmik knows he doesn't have much time to rescue Rema. He’s denounced his position as Commander and Prince in order to join the rebels. But now he must rely on his family name in order to go before the Emperor—his uncle—and beg for Rema’s life.<br /><br />If Rema and Darmik have any hope of being together and saving their kingdom, they must survive the greatest threat of all—Emperion.<br /><br />This is the heart-pounding conclusion to The True Reign Series.<br />

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