The Death of Kings (Emperor Series Book 2): Conn Iggulden
A gypsy curse. A shadow pirate. An ancient treasure. An adventure beyond mystery and magic! Eleven year-old Jim Morgan once had a home, a life of comfort, and a future full of promise. But all that changed the night his father was murdered. Now Jim is on the run from his father´s enemies, a wicked count and his vengeful son, and at the same time, trying to decipher the secret to the last mystery his father left him - the hidden location of an ancient treasure. But standing in Jim´s way is an army of pickpockets, led by a master criminal, known only as the King of Thieves, and around every corner, Jim finds dangerous foes, new allies, and more magic than he ever knew existed. If Jim can survive, he may discover a hero hidden within himself, and a destiny beyond his wildest dreams. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Conn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/071638/bk_acx0_071638_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One man. Seven Kings. England´s bloody throne. The perfect gift for Father´s Day. ´Iggulden tells an absolutely cracking story. The pace is nail-biting and the set dressing magnificent´ The Times Tenth century England: a divided and broken country of misrule. Yet King Athelstan, grandson of Alfred the Great, seeks to unite the kingdom under one crown. By his side is Dunstan of Glastonbury - priest, soldier, visionary and, some insist, traitor - whose task is to steward seven kings through fire, war, murder and fury to see Athelstan´s dream come true. But what stain will it leave on his mortal soul? ´Iggulden has created an intriguingly complex saint - flawed, spiteful and unreliable as the teller of his own tale. Through his eyes we watch the story of the making of England´ The Times ´Engrossing. Rich in intrigue, with Iggulden breathing life into this remarkable and complex figure who played a vital role in safeguarding a newly united England´ Daily Express ´A gripping and glorious legend. Brilliant!´ Weekend Sport ´Breathes new life into the darkest and most dramatic of times´ Star ´Dunstan is a vivid, convincing character´ BBC History Magazine
The master of historical fiction, Conn Iggulden, retells one of the most brutal, bloody civil wars in English history, in the FIRST INSTALMENT of his Wars of the Roses series. King Henry V - the great Lion of England - is long dead. In 1437 his gentle son comes of age and takes the throne. Frail in body and mind, King Henry VI is dependent on his supporters to run his kingdom. Richard, Duke of York, however, believes that without a strong king England will fall. His fears seem justified as English power comes under threat from France, and discontent and rebellion spread at home. On the counsel of his advisers, Henry marries the young princess Margaret of Anjou, in order to forge an alliance with France - but is it too late? As the storm clouds gather, King Henry and his queen are besieged abroad and at home. Who can save the throne? Who will save the kingdom? Stormbird is followed by Trinity, also available from Penguin Random House UK. Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell, Ken Follett and Hilary Mantel. Praise for Conn Iggulden: ´This is energetic, competent stuff; Iggulden knows his material and his audience´ Independent ´Iggulden is in a class of his own when it comes to epic, historical fiction´ Daily Mirror ´Iggulden...tells an absolutely cracking story´ The Times
The world is a tumultuous place, filled with war, corruption, and an evil desire for politicians, terrorists, and other underworld figures to achieve or maintain power. In the middle of this chaos is a small cadre of international consultants who profit by brokering illicit business deals, discrediting the competition, and making ´´headaches” go away. In return for their services, these consultants are compensated millions of dollars as well as provided with the most seductive perks that any king, sheikh, warlord, and dictator can offer. The most successful of these consultants is a man whose real identity is known by his neither clients nor the international law enforcement community. That is until the day he finds himself double-crossed by a competitor, at which point he must cooperate with the US intelligence community to avoid spending the rest of his life in a dark hole. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Conner Goff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/134140/bk_acx0_134140_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.