The New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series reaches new heights in this action-packed, heart-wrenching and fantastically addictive sequel to Sarah J. Maas´s epic debut 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.
The climactic novel in the bestselling Midnight Breed series, of which BookPage raves: ´´If you like romance combined with heart-stopping paranormal suspense, you´re going to love this book.´´ In the dark of night, a blood war escalates within the hidden world of the Breed. After maintaining a fragile peace with the humans who walk beside them unaware, a single act of retaliation has put the vampire nation at risk of discovery. It falls to the Order-a cadre of Breed warriors pledged to protect their own and humankind alike-to stop Dragos, the power-mad vampire, before his push for domination explodes into catastrophe. At the center of the Order´s quest is Sterling Chase, whose biggest battle is the one he wages against his own savage nature. But when his eyes meet those of Tavia Fairchild, Chase finds himself drawn to the woman-and convinced she is something much more than she seems. And while everything logical warns Tavia against getting close to Chase, she cannot deny that he stirs something ravenous within her. As the Order´s enemy mobilizes for the battle of the ages, Chase and Tavia are thrust into the heart of the violence. With time running out, they must find a way to defeat Dragos once and for all-or die trying. ´´Stunning . . . filled with passion, treachery, and danger . . . Adrian pulls out all the stops.´´-RT Book Reviews
A brutal attack. A mysterious demand for money. An unexpected kidnap... A superb novel from the two-time winner of the THEAKSTONS OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD. It´s a peaceful Sunday evening in suburban Glasgow until a battered van pulls up to one home and disgorges a group of armed men in balaclavas. They smash into the house and hold the family at gunpoint and demand millions of pounds. Baffled, the assembled people protest that they don´t have access to that sort of money. The attackers kidnap the elderly grandfather and storm off into the night. Now senior policewoman Alex Morrow has been summoned to investigate the case. But there are so many mysteries. Who were the men? And why did they think a normal household concealed untold riches? The family is certainly not talking. But as she starts to delve deeper, she realises that there are dark secrets all around...
´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´´
The new book from the number one bestselling author of The Son and The Snowman, Jo Nesbo Jon is on the run. He has betrayed Oslo´s biggest crime lord: The Fisherman. Fleeing to an isolated corner of Norway, to a mountain town so far north that the sun never sets, Jon hopes to find sanctuary amongst a local religious sect. Hiding out in a shepherd´s cabin in the wilderness, all that stands between him and his fate are Lea, a bereaved mother and her young son, Knut. But while Lea provides him with a rifle and Knut brings essential supplies, the midnight sun is slowly driving Jon to insanity. And then he discovers that The Fisherman´s men are getting closer...
In 2003 Trent Parke began a road-trip around his native Australia, a monumental journey that was to last two years and cover a distance of over 90,000 km. Minutes to Midnight is the ambitious photographic record of that adventure, in which Parke presents a proud but uneasy nation struggling to craft its identity from different cultures and traditions. Minutes to Midnight merges traditional documentary techniques and imagination to create a dark visual narrative portraying Australia with a mix of nostalgia, romanticism and brooding realism. This is not a record of the physical landscape but of an emotional one. It is a story of human anxiety and intensity, which although told from Australia, represents a universal human condition in the world today. Trent Parke, born in Newcastle Australia in 1971, joined Magnum Photos in 2002 and has been a full member since 2007. Parke has exhibited internationally and has received numerous awards including World Press Photo Awards in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2005, and the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography in 2003. His publications include Dream / Life (1999), The Seventh Wave with Narelle Autio (2000), Bedknobs & Broomsticks (2010), and the long-awaited Christmas Tree Bucket, also to be published this season by Steidl.
THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER/A RICHARD & JUDY BOOKCLUB 2018 PICKJack Reacher is having a bad day. Reacher was a West Pointer too, and he knows what she went through to get it.Although the Jack Reacher novels can be read in any order, The Midnight Line follows on directly from the end of Make Me.
Ein weiteres Werk aus der Hand des Schöpfers der Discworld, Sir Terry Pratchett. Es ist der vierte Band, in dem die junge Hexe in Ausbildung, Tiffany Aching, die mittlerweile aufgestiegen ist, die Hauptrolle spielt. Der Ort des Geschehens ist Ankh-Morpork, die Handlung ist mörderisch und mysteriös.