The Dead King and the Silent Sister are hidden hands, who play a game across the empires, pushing kings and lords around on the board.... Jalan Kendeth is a Prince, a very minor Prince, son of a corrupt cardinal, grandson of the Red Queen (one of many and not high on the inheritance list), a feckless youth interested in women, gambling, and little else. If asked, he would not consider himself even a worthwhile pawn. But Jalan alone among his far more worthy brothers, can see the Silent Sister--the crone-like woman who accompanies his grandmother everywhere and clearly directs her actions. And he also sees her when she weaves a fiery sorcerous web around a building, trapping everyone inside. Jalan escapes, though he is presumed dead, but the crone's sorcery pursues him--and by accident, a fierce Norse warrior named Snorri Snaggason, who has fled from the fighting pits and is making his way out of the city. Their fates are now intertwined, until they can find a way to end the spell. And since Snorri is by far the more dominant of the two (which is understating) Jal journeys with him. As they travel northward, they soon begin to suspect that they, Prince and Warrior, are indeed pawns in the game that the Red Queen and her Silent Sister are playing to help a rogue Prince named Jorg Ancrath reclaim his throne, so that he might defeat their true enemy, the Dead King....
The Hundred Thousand Fools of God – Musical Travels in Central Asia & Queens, New York +CD
"Fools Die" is a novel that only Mario Puzo could have written. It is a novel powerful, knowing, and bold enough to encompass America's golden triangle of corruption - New York, Hollywood, Las Vegas. It is a novel that plunges you into the electric excitement of luxurious gambling casinos - the heady arena for high rollers and big-time hustlers, scheming manipulators and fancy hookers - a world of greed, lust, violence, and betrayal, where men ruthlessly use their power, where women ravenously use their sex, where only the strongest survive and fools die.
From New York to Las Vegas, Merlyn and his brother Artie obey their own code of honour in the ferment of contemporary America - a world of greed, lust, violence and betrayal, where the power of corruption and the corruption of power are nowhere better explored. "Fame and wealth, skulduggery and cheating and pimping, love affairs and carnal arrangements, one scene following another pell-mell, all written with unflagging vitality ... bawdy, comic, highly coloured, hypnotic. It would be a very cool reader indeed who did not devour the whole mixture greedily" New York Times
Suzan and her father are taking a well-deserved break in the south of France. But their holidays are cut short when several men burst into the house and kidnap James Fitzroy. What Suzie doesn't know is that the attackers are actually CIA operatives: The Agency is offended by the existence of an unoffical European counterterrorist outfit. But in their attempt to use Lady S. to draw her employers out, it's the American spooks who may be made the fools...
A Prince of Our Disorder – The Life of T.E Lawrence (Paper)
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