The Shadowhunters of Los Angeles star in the first novel in Cassandra Clare´s newest series, The Dark Artifices , a sequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series. Lady Midnight is a Shadowhunters novel. It´s been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning, but a young woman bent on discovering what killed her parents and avenging her losses. Together with her parabatai Julian Blackthorn, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches across Los Angeles, from the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica. If only her heart didn´t lead her in treacherous directions... Making things even more complicated, Julian´s brother Mark-who was captured by the faeries five years ago-has been returned as a bargaining chip. The faeries are desperate to find out who is murdering their kind-and they need the Shadowhunters´ help to do it. But time works differently in faerie, so Mark has barely aged and doesn´t recognize his family. Can he ever truly return to them? Will the faeries really allow it? Glitz, glamours, and Shadowhunters abound in this heartrending opening to Cassandra Clare´s Dark Artifices series.
Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie Cain´s eleventh adventure sees them attempt to save Valkyrie´s little sister from a ruthless killer determined to lure Valkyrie into a decisive confrontation, with the pair accompanied by the sorcerer Omen and left with only twelve hours to act. *Also appeared in May Buyer´s Notes*
Shortlisted for the Epic Novel award in the Romantic Novelists Association Books Awards. A lifelong passion. An endless search. Spanning four generations, The Midnight Rose by Lucinda Riley sweeps from the glittering palaces of the great maharajas of India to the majestic stately homes of England, following the extraordinary life of a girl, Anahita Chavan, from 1911 to the present day . . . In the heyday of the British Raj, eleven-year-old Anahita, from a noble but impoverished family, forms a lifelong friendship with the headstrong Princess Indira, the privileged daughter of rich Indian royalty. Becoming the princess´s official companion, Anahita accompanies her friend to England just before the outbreak of the Great War. There, she meets the young Donald Astbury - reluctant heir to the magnificent, remote Astbury Estate - and his scheming mother. Eighty years later, Rebecca Bradley, a young American film star, has the world at her feet. But when her turbulent relationship with her equally famous boyfriend takes an unexpected turn, she´s relieved that her latest role, playing a 1920s debutante, will take her away from the glare of publicity to the wilds of Dartmoor in England. Shortly after filming begins at the now-crumbling Astbury Hall, Ari Malik, Anahita´s great-grandson, arrives unexpectedly, on a quest for his family´s past. What he and Rebecca discover begins to unravel the dark secrets that haunt the Astbury dynasty . . .
Across the void came a man who could not ever have been born - from a world that could never have been conceived - to demand his birthright of an Earth that would have to die to pay it! Christopher Grimm establishes himself as a masterful science fiction author with Never Come Midnight!
1856. Alone after her father´s death, Christine Banner finds a job she loves in the New Forest. Her skill at handling the difficult war horses captures the attention of the son of the estate owner. In the face of grief, sadness and disappointment, her intelligence and strength will be tested until she finds the place she can truly call home.
The bell tolls at midnight as death requires it. But will it finally toll for Sean Dillon & company in the explosive new thriller of murder, terrorism and revenge from the Sunday Times bestselling author.
Welcome to the Midnight Gang! Midnight is the time when all children are fast asleep, except of course for...the Midnight Gang. That is when their adventures are just beginning...When Tom gets hit on the head by a cricket ball, he finds himself at Lord Funt Hospital, and is greeted by a terrifying-looking porter. Things go from bad to worse when he meets the wicked matron in charge of the children´s ward...But Tom is about to embark on the most thrilling journey of a lifetime! The Midnight Gang tells an extraordinarily heartwarming and, of course, funny story of five children on a hospital ward - and on a quest for adventure! It is a story of friendship and magic - and of making dreams come true. Readers are set to be utterly spellbound by this heartfelt story that will bring magic to everyone´s Christmas.
´Neun Jahre sind vergangen, seit Jesse (Ethan Hawke) sein Flugzeug zurück in die Vereinigten Staaten verpasst hat, um stattdessen bei Celine in Paris zu bleiben. Nun verbringt der amerikanische Schriftsteller, der seine beiden lebensverändernden Tage mit der impulsiven Französin Celine (Julie Delpy) zu zwei erfolgreichen Büchern verarbeitet hat, seinen Sommerurlaub bei Freunden in Messenien im Süden von Griechenland. Dort holt der Alltag die beiden ein und stellt sie vor eine schwierige Entscheidung. In ´´Before Sunrise´´ durfte man miterleben, wie sich die Französin Celine und der Amerikaner Jesse binnen eines Tages ineinander verlieben. In ´´Before Sunset´´ fanden sie neun Jahre später endlich zusammen. Beide Vorgängerfilme erlangten Kultstatus. Jetzt enthüllt Regisseur Richard Linklater was aus den beiden Publikumslieblingen geworden ist. --Dies ist das echte Leben. Es ist nicht perfekt, aber es ist echt. Und wenn du das nicht sehen kannst, dann bist du blind.´´ Jesse´´
Born at the stroke of midnight at the exact moment of India´s independence, Saleem Sinai is a special child. However, this coincidence of birth has consequences he is not prepared for: telepathic powers connect him with 1,000 other ´midnight´s children´ all of whom are endowed with unusual gifts. Inextricably linked to his nation, Saleem´s story is a whirlwind of disasters and triumphs that mirrors the course of modern India at its most impossible and glorious.
Eighteen-year-old Celaena Sardothien is bold, daring and beautiful - the perfect seductress and the greatest assassin her world has ever known. But though she won the King´s contest and became his champion, Celaena has been granted neither her liberty nor the freedom to follow her heart. The slavery of the suffocating salt mines of Endovier that scarred her past is nothing compared to a life bound to her darkest enemy, a king whose rule is so dark and evil it is near impossible to defy. Celaena faces a choice that is tearing her heart to pieces: kill in cold blood for a man she hates, or risk sentencing those she loves to death. Celaena must decide what she will fight for: survival, love or the future of a kingdom. Because an assassin cannot have it all . . . And trying to may just destroy her. Love or loathe Celaena, she will slice open your heart with her dagger and leave you bleeding long after the last page of this New York Times bestselling sequel, in what is undeniably THE hottest new fantasy series.