The Assassin's Cloak

Author: Irene Taylor,Alan Taylor

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1838852921

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 720

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'A diary is an assassin's cloak which we wear when we stab a comrade in the back with a pen', wrote William Soutar in 1934. But a diary is also a place for recording everyday thoughts and special occasions, private fears and hopeful dreams. The Assassin's Cloak gathers together some of the most entertaining and inspiring entries for each day of the year, as writers ranging from Queen Victoria to Andy Warhol, Samuel Pepys to Adrian Mole, pen their musings on the historic and the mundane. Spanning centuries and international in scope, this peerless anthology pays tribute to a genre that is at once the most intimate and public of all literary forms. This new updated edition is published to mark the twentieth anniversary of the book's original publication.

The Assassin's Lover

Author: Kathryne Kennedy

Publisher: Author Kathryne Kennedy, LLC


Category: Fiction

Page: 74

View: 5039

In the world of The Elven Lords, an assassin's life is turned upside down on a mission to kill Lieutenant Overon's daughter.

The Assassin's Curse

Author: Kevin Sands

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1534405259

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 544

View: 1535

Christopher Rowe is back and there are more puzzles, riddles, and secrets to uncover in this third novel of the award-winning Blackthorn Key series. Wherever Christopher Rowe goes, adventure—and murder—follows. Even a chance to meet King Charles ends in a brush with an assassin. All that’s recovered from the killer is a coded message with an ominous sign-off: more attempts are coming. So when Christopher’s code-breaking discovers the attack’s true target, he and his friends are ordered to Paris to investigate a centuries-old curse on the French throne. And when they learn an ancient treasure is promised to any assassin who succeeds, they realize the entire royal family is at stake—as well as their own lives. In the third heart-pounding installment of the award-winning Blackthorn Key series, Christopher, Tom, and Sally face new codes, puzzles, and traps as they race to find the hidden treasure before someone else is murdered.

Grymm - An Assassin's Tale

Author: Miles West

Publisher: Miles West


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: N.A

View: 7847

Life is hard. It is hard as a teenager just graduating High School and trying to make your way in the world. It is exponentially harder however when that world is shattered by newly gained knowledge of a complete other world within. A world of assassins and subterfuge coupled along with mysterious occurrences of a being that should not exist. Grymm is a story of a young man who faces a darkness that has chosen him and a fate that could literally consume him for eternity. Death has come for him, and not to gather his extinguished flame of life but rather as its predecessor next in line to take up the dark onus of harvesting souls. It is a position that will alter him and draw him into the darkness unless he has help from someone that is long gone from his life. Will it be enough and in time?

The Slave War

Author: James E Wisher

Publisher: Sand Hill Publishing

ISBN: 194576354X

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 6077

Yaz knows where his people are being held. But rescuing hundreds of villagers scattered across the kingdom is no easy task, especially with Carttoom’s army hunting you. When some of the more militant slaves start burning farms and killing people, all Hell breaks loose. Meanwhile, The Dark Sages are determined to capture Ariel and enslave her power for their own evil ends. The battle is joined. The Slave War has begun.

The Assassin's Destiny

Author: K L Jones

Publisher: Kirsten Jones


Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1468

There are two facts in life. Birth and death. Everything else is just chance. Or is it destiny? As Mistral enters the second year of her apprenticeship to master Sight she begins to question whether it is what she truly wants. All that holds her to an unwanted future is the presence of her Mage, but when figures from his dark and violent past draw him away Mistral quickly becomes uncontrollable.

The Gatekeeper's Trials: The Complete Trilogy

Author: Emma L. Adams

Publisher: Emma L. Adams


Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2022

Hazel Lynn has spent her entire life preparing to take on the role of Gatekeeper between the Summer Court and the mortal realm. With her entire family bound into service to Faerie, she doesn’t exactly have a choice in the matter, but she's made it her mission to keep the peace between humans and fae -- enforced by her blade, if necessary. Her plans go sideways when she's called to take on the deadly Gatekeeper's Trials and assigned a stuck-up half-fae mentor who hates humans like her. He might be pretty to look at, but he has no intention of giving her an easy time of it. But things go from bad to dire when the King of the Summer Court is assassinated. Worse, all the signs point to a human being responsible. Since Hazel and her family are the only humans permitted to enter the King's domain, the blame lands squarely on them. Before long, Hazel's aggravating new mentor is the only person in Faerie she can trust not to sentence her to death on the spot… assuming he isn't the murderer himself. With her loved ones' fates resting in her hands, it's up to Hazel to catch the killer before the vengeful Sidhe take out their wrath on the rest of humanity.

In a Cardboard Belt!

Author: Joseph Epstein

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618721931

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 410

View: 3227

The American author presents a collection of essays on such topics as his father, his years as a teacher, analysis of the work of writers from Paul Valâery to Truman Capote, and observations on such cultural critics as Harold Bloom and George Steiner.

Daedalus Rimes - The First Galactic War

Author: Howard W. Lewis


ISBN: 0988750473


Page: 324

View: 9200

In the third book of the Daedalus Rimes Saga, it's been four years since the Korlah arrived. Earth is reeling from the infusion of alien technology as preparations are made to defend the planet from an impending invasion. The great leap into space has begun with wild abandon. After years of imprisonment, Teela escapes to find a world very different from the one she remembers. Faced with tragedy and loss, she must fight her way back into space and convince those she abandoned to help her. Forming new alliances, and rekindling old friendships, Teela joins forces with a group of privateers and embarks on a mission to rescue the one thing she holds most dear in the galaxy. Developing her telepathic powers and tapping the essence within, Teela battles pirates, political corruption and religious zealots with the help of her constant companion; Daedalus Rimes.

Seeds of Malice

Author: Christopher Lapides

Publisher: Cal-Productions

ISBN: 1502811324

Category: Fiction

Page: 388

View: 7962

I will destroy you. Druzeel realizes that his actions have opened another path, one of evil and deceit, but the path of righteousness still lies before him. Choosing which one to follow is the difficult part, but one thing is certain - nothing will ever be the same. A tiny seed of virtue still lies inside of him, but as he travels through a city full of sin, hatred, and evil, it gets harder to feel that goodness. He knows it will take only the slightest push to fall into a hole of darkness, so he clings tightly to that shinning light. But the pull of the gloom is strong and when a new figure enters his life and offers him power, it may be impossible to resist. With power comes fear and with that fear comes respect. All he wanted was the respect of his peers and the trust of those he admired. Is this new power enough to give him both? Can it make him into the man he always wanted to be? Or will it turn him into a monster? The power is enchanting, but it comes with a heavy price. If he chooses to ignore those consequences, then there may be no pulling him from a dark descent.