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Обложка книги Caballeros de la Vera Cruz Caballeros de la Vera Cruz

 Автор: Camus David


Año 1187, Hattin (Tierra Santa): tras derrotar a la flor y nata del ejército cristiano, el sultán Saladino arrebata a los francos la Vera Cruz, el leño en que se crucificó a Cristo, que siempre había acompañado a los cristianos en sus combates. El caballero hospitalario Morgennes recupera la consciencia entre los caídos en el campo de batalla. Tras ser torturado por los sarracenos, acepta renegar de su fe y convertirse al islam.

Condenado por lo suyos, a modo de redención, parte en busca de la Vera Cruz con la esperanza de que esta dé ánimos a los francos y salvar así Jerusalén. Cuenta en su decisión con el apoyo del sobrino de Saladino, así como con el de una bella y misteriosa mujer de nombre Casiopea, un mercader de reliquias y un joven templario. Su aventura parece destinada al fracaso, pero una fuerza invisible lo acompaña, lo protege y lo guía.

¿Bastará con ella para librarse del más grande de todos los peligros?

«David Camus, el nieto de Albert, se apropia con gran acierto de los recursos del género en esta epopeya medieval. Hallamos en estas páginas la dosis ideal de misterio y de esoterismo.» – L'Observateur

«Una gesta épica que enfrenta la única verdad inexorable, la muerte, con la mayor incerteza: ¿existe algo más allá?» – El Mundo

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Обложки нет Caleb in the Country

 Автор: Abbott Jacob SC

Обложки нет Calígula

 Автор: Franceschini Paul-Jean, Lunel Pierre


Cayo Julio César Germánico se conviertió en emperador romano el año 37 d.C. Inteligente y cultivado, aunque acomplejado por su físico, tenía dos grandes pasiones: el teatro y Drusila, la más bella de sus hermanas. Calígula comenzó su gobierno adulado por el pueblo y lo terminó siendo detestado por todos: se había comportado como el peor de los dictadores, destacando por sus extravagancias, provocaciones y brutalidad. La ambición de poder era tal, que Calígula acabó creyendo ser un dios. Pero su ceguera y autocomplacencia le impidieron percatarse de la conspiración que se fraguaba en torno a su persona. Esta es la historia de un ser fuera de lo común, conocido por su crueldad, lujuria, y naturaleza desequilibrada, y por las intrigas familiares y políticas en las que participó

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Обложки нет Calígula

 Автор: Siliato Maria Grazia


En el fondo de un pequeño lago volcánico, muy cerca de Roma, descansan desde hace veinte siglos dos barcos misteriosos, los más grandes de la Antigüedad. ¿Cómo llegaron estas naves egipcias a un lago romano? Una inscripción en el interior de los barcos puede ser la clave: el nombre Cayo César Germánico, más conocido como Calígula, sea tal vez la respuesta. Esta extraordinaria novela ofrece una nueva visión de la excéntrica y controvertida figura del emperador Calígula, tan despreciada y cuestionada por la historia. Un niño que logró sobrevivir y aprendió a defenderse en un medio hostil, un muchacho que veneraba a su padre y que junto a él descubrió y se enamoró de Egipto. Un joven marcado por la soledad, el dolor, arrastrado a la locura por el asesinato de toda su familia, víctima de las intrigas del poder. ¿Cabría ahora preguntarse si el gran verdugo, el asesino brutal, no fue en realidad una víctima?

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Обложка книги Camino A Caná Camino A Caná

 Автор: Rice Anne


Esta segunda entrega de la ambiciosa y valiente crónica de la vida de Cristo comienza justo antes de su bautizo en aguas del Jordán y termina con el milagro de Caná. Jesús vive como un miembro más de su comunidad, a la espera de una señal que le indique el camino que habrá de tomar. Cuando el agua de las tinajas se convierte en vino, Jesús atiende a su llamado y se convierte en aquel que invoca a Israel para que tome las armas contra Roma.

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Обложка книги Captive Queen Captive Queen

 Автор: Weir Alison


For historical fiction readers, a tantalizing new novel from New York Times bestselling author Alison Weir about the passionate and notorious French queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine.

Renowned for her highly acclaimed and bestselling British histories, Alison Weir has in recent years made a major impact on the fiction scene with her novels about Queen Elizabeth and Lady Jane Grey. In this latest offering, she imagines the world of Eleanor of Aquitaine, the beautiful twelfth-century woman who was Queen of France until she abandoned her royal husband for the younger man who would become King of England. In a relationship based on lust and a mutual desire for great power, Henry II and Eleanor took over the English throne in 1154, thus beginning one of the most influential reigns and tumultuous royal marriages in all of history. In this novel, Weir uses her extensive knowledge to paint a most vivid portrait of this fascinating woman.

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Обложки нет Charles I

 Автор: Abbott Jacob SC

Обложка книги Children of God Children of God

 Автор: Sveen Lars Petter


Daring and original stories set in New Testament times, from a rising young Norwegian author

Lars Petter Sveen’s Children of God recounts the lives of people on the margins of the New Testament; thieves, Roman soldiers, prostitutes, lepers, healers, and the occasional disciple all get a chance to speak. With language free of judgment or moralizing, Sveen covers familiar ground in unusual ways. In the opening story, a group of soldiers are tasked with carrying out King Herod’s edict to slaughter the young male children in Bethlehem but waver in their resolve. These interwoven stories harbor surprises at every turn, as the characters reappear. A group of thieves on the road to Jericho encounters no good Samaritan but themselves. A boy healed of his stutter will later regress. A woman searching for her lover from beyond the grave cannot find solace. At crucial moments an old blind man appears, urging the characters to give in to their darker impulses.

Children of God was a bestseller in Norway, where it won the Per Olov Enquist Literary Prize and gathered ecstatic reviews. Sveen’s subtle elevation of the conflict between light and dark focuses on the varied struggles these often-ignored individuals face. Yet despite the dark tone, Sveen’s stories retain a buoyancy, thanks to Guy Puzey’s supple and fleet-footed translation. This deeply original and moving book, in Sveen’s restrained and gritty telling, brings to light stories that reflect our own time, from a setting everyone knows.

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Обложка книги Chimes of a Lost Cathedral Chimes of a Lost Cathedral

 Автор: Fitch Janet

 Серия: The Revolution of Marina M.


The story of The Revolution of Marina M. continues in bestselling author Janet Fitch’s sweeping epic about a young woman’s coming into her own against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution.

After the events of The Revolution of Marina M., the young Marina Makarova finds herself on her own amid the devastation of the Russian Civil War—pregnant and adrift in the Russian countryside, forced onto her own resourcefulness to find a place to wait out the birth of her child. She finds new strength and self-reliance to fortify her in her sojourn, and to prepare her for the hardships and dilemmas still to come.

When she finally returns to Petrograd, the city almost unrecognizable after two years of revolution, the haunted, half-emptied, starving Capital of Once Had Been, she finds the streets teeming with homeless children, victims of war. Now fully a woman, she takes on the challenge of caring for these civil war orphans, until they become the tool of tragedy from an unexpected direction.

But despite the ordeal of war and revolution, betrayal and privation and unimaginable loss, Marina at last emerges as the poet she was always meant to be.

Chimes of a Lost Cathedral finishes the epic story of Marina’s journey through some of the most dramatic events of the last century—as a woman and an artist, entering her full power, passion, and creativity just as her revolution reveals its true direction for the future.

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Обложки нет Chu-bu and Sheemish

 Автор: Dunsany Lord

Обложка книги City of Women City of Women

 Автор: Gillham David R


Who do you trust, who do you love, and who can be saved?

It is 1943—the height of the Second World War—and Berlin has essentially become a city of women.

Sigrid Schröder is, for all intents and purposes, the model German soldier’s wife: She goes to work every day, does as much with her rations as she can, and dutifully cares for her meddling mother-in-law, all the while ignoring the horrific immoralities of the regime. But behind this façade is an entirely different Sigrid, a woman who dreams of her former lover, now lost in the chaos of the war. Her lover is a Jew.

But Sigrid is not the only one with secrets.

A high ranking SS officer and his family move down the hall and Sigrid finds herself pulled into their orbit.  A young woman doing her duty-year is out of excuses before Sigrid can even ask her any questions. And then there’s the blind man selling pencils on the corner, whose eyes Sigrid can feel following her from behind the darkness of his goggles.

Soon Sigrid is embroiled in a world she knew nothing about, and as her eyes open to the reality around her, the carefully constructed fortress of solitude she has built over the years begins to collapse. She must choose to act on what is right and what is wrong, and what falls somewhere in the shadows between the two.

In this page-turning novel, David Gillham explores what happens to ordinary people thrust into extraordinary times, and how the choices they make can be the difference between life and death.

Amazon.com Review

Amazon Best Books of the Month, August 2012: While the world hardly lacks for novels about WWII, David R. Gillham’s City of Women is extraordinary for what it does not do. It does not detail the events or imagined conversations of Hitler’s Reich, and it has not a single scene of life in the death camps. Instead, it chronicles—in detail so specific that it’s mesmerizing, but not so obviously researched as to be annoying—life for “ordinary” Berliners at a time that was anything but. Through Heroine Sigrid Schroder, a German wife drawn into an affair with a Jew, Gillham shows us a world in which not all Germans are bad, not all Jews are victims, and loyalty is a fiction, the grimmest of fairy tales.

—Sara Nelson
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Обложка книги City on Fire City on Fire

 Автор: Hallberg Garth Risk


The all-too-human individuals who live within this extraordinary first novel are: Regan and William Hamilton-Sweeney, estranged heirs to one of the city's biggest fortunes; Keith and Mercer, the men who, for better or worse, love them; Charlie and Sam, two Long Island teenagers seduced by downtown's nascent punk scene; an obsessive magazine reporter; his spunky, West Coast-transplant neighbor; and the detective trying to figure out what they all have to do with a shooting in Central Park. From post-Vietnam youth culture to the fiscal crisis, from a lushly appointed townhouse on Sutton Place to a derelict squat on East 3rd Street, this city on fire is at once recognizable and completely unexpected. And when the infamous blackout of July 13th, 1977 plunges it into darkness, each of these entangled lives will be changed, irrevocably.

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Обложки нет Cleopatra

 Автор: Abbott Jacob SC

Обложки нет Columbus

 Автор: Abbott Jacob SC

Обложка книги Comfort Woman Comfort Woman

 Автор: Keller Nora Okja


A San Francisco Chronicle bestseller

Possessing a wisdom and maturity rarely found in a first novelist, Korean-American writer Nora Okja Keller tells a heartwrenching and enthralling tale in this, her literary debut.

Comfort Woman is the story of Akiko, a Korean refugee of World War II, and Beccah, her daughter by an American missionary. The two women are living on the edge of society—and sanity—in Honolulu, plagued by Akiko’s periodic encounters with the spirits of the dead, and by Beccah’s struggles to reclaim her mother from her past. Slowly and painfully Akiko reveals her tragic story and the horrifying years she was forced to serve as a “comfort woman” to Japanese soldiers. As Beccah uncovers these truths, she discovers her own strength and the secret of the powers she herself possessed—the precious gifts her mother has given her.

Nora Okja Keller, author of Fox Girl, was born in Seoul, Korea, and now lives in Hawaii. In 1995, Keller received the Pushcart Prize for “Mother Tongue,” a piece that is a part of Comfort Woman.

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Обложка книги Conquest Conquest

 Автор: Binns Stewart

 Серия: Making of England


1066 – Senlac Ridge, England. William the Bastard, Duke of Normandy, defeats Harold Godwinson, King Harold II of England, in what will become known as the Battle of Hastings.

The battle is hard fought and bloody, the lives of thousands have been spent, including that of King Harold. But England will not be conquered easily, the Anglo-Saxons will not submit meekly to Norman rule.

Although his heroic deeds will nearly be lost to legend, one man unites the resistance. His name is Hereward of Bourne, the champion of the English. His honour, bravery and skill at arms will change the future of England. His is the legacy of the noble outlaw.

This is his story.

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Обложка книги Conspirata Conspirata

 Автор: Harris Robert Dennis

 Серия: Cicero, Cicéron


Rome, 63 av. J.-C. À la veille de sa prise de pouvoir comme consul, l’avocat Cicéron mesure l’ampleur de sa tâche. Lui, l’homme sans noble ascendance, se sait méprisé par les patriciens, haï par les populistes. Au-delà même de sa personne, c’est la République qui est menacée, cernée par les complots des brigands en toge blanche et les manigances de l’ambitieux César. Il le sait : il faudra davantage que ses talents d’orateur pour détourner le glaive de sa gorge. Et Rome ne manque pas de glaives…

« Un livre au rythme enlevé, basé sur des faits et délicieusement croustillant. »

The New York Times

« L’attrait du pouvoir et les périls qu’il provoque ont rarement été disséqués de manière aussi brillante dans un thriller. »

The Sunday Times
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Обложка книги Couleurs de l'incendie Couleurs de l'incendie

 Автор: ître Pierre

 Серия: Trilogie de l’entre deux-guerres


Février 1927. Le Tout-Paris assiste aux obsèques de Marcel Péricourt. Sa fille, Madeleine, doit prendre la tête de l’empire financier dont elle est l’héritière, mais le destin en décide autrement. Son fils, Paul, d’un geste inattendu et tragique, va placer Madeleine sur le chemin de la ruine et du déclassement.

Face à l’adversité des hommes, à la cupidité de son époque, à la corruption de son milieu et à l’ambition de son entourage, Madeleine devra déployer des trésors d’intelligence, d’énergie mais aussi de machiavélisme pour survivre et reconstruire sa vie. Tâche d’autant plus difficile dans une France qui observe, impuissante, les premières couleurs de l’incendie qui va ravager l'Europe.


Couleurs de l’incendie est le deuxième volet de la trilogie inaugurée avec Au revoir là-haut, prix Goncourt 2013, où l’on retrouve l’extraordinaire talent de Pierre Lemaitre.

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Обложка книги Count Belisarius Count Belisarius

 Автор: Graves Robert

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Обложка книги Crusade Crusade

 Автор: Binns Stewart

 Серия: Making of England


1072 – England is firmly under the heel of its new Norman rulers.

The few survivors of the English resistance look to Edgar the Atheling, the rightful heir to the English throne, to overthrow William the Conqueror. Years of intrigue and vicious civil war follow: brother against brother, family against family, friend against friend.

In the face of chaos and death, Edgar and his allies form a secret brotherhood, pledging to fight for justice and freedom wherever they are denied. But soon they are called to fight for an even greater cause: the plight of the Holy Land. Embarking on the epic First Crusade to recapture Jerusalem, together they will participate in some of the cruellest battles the world has ever known, the savage Siege of Antioch and the brutal Fall of Jerusalem, and together they will fight to the death.

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