The Last Watchman of Old Cairo: A NovelSpiegel & Grau #ad - In this “wonderfully rich” san francisco chronicle novel from the author of the internationally bestselling The Oracle of Stamboul, a young man journeys from California to Cairo to unravel centuries-old family secrets. This book is a joy. Rabih alameddine, author of the national book award finalist an unnecessary womanwinner of: the american library association’s sophie brody award • the national jewish book award in fiction • the sami rohr prize for jewish literature • named one of the ten best books of the year by the BBC • Longlisted for the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association Fiction Prize • A Penguin Random House International One World, a literature student at Berkeley, One Book Selection • Honorable Mention for the Middle East Book Award Joseph, is the son of a Jewish mother and a Muslim father.
Lukas’s greatest flair is in capturing the essence of that beautiful, shabby, haunted, beleaguered yet still utterly sublime Middle Eastern city. Lucette lagnado, author of the Man in the White Sharkskin Suit and The Arrogant Years“Brilliant. The jerusalem Post. Praise for the last watchman of old cairo“a beautiful, the last watchman of Old Cairo is both a coming-of-age story and a family history, a wide-ranging book about fathers and sons, richly textured novel, ambitious and delicately crafted, religion, love, magic, and the essence of storytelling.
The Last Watchman of Old Cairo: A Novel #ad - This book is a joy. Rabih alameddine, author of the National Book Award finalist An Unnecessary Woman“Lyrical, compassionate and illuminating. Bbc“michael david lukas has given us an elegiac novel of Cairo—Old Cairo and modern Cairo.
The Foretelling: A NovelOpen Road Media #ad - Her mother, alina, is the proud queen of a tribe of female warriors, yet she refuses to touch or even look at her only daughter. New york times bestseller: a lyrical, suspenseful coming-of-age story based on Greek myths of the Amazons, woman warriors living near the Black Sea. . But the dream of a black horse clouds her future, portending death.
Born out of sorrow in an ancient time of blood and war, Rain is a girl marked by destiny. Determined to win her mother’s love and take her rightful place as the next queen, Rain becomes a brave and determined fighter. As one devastating battle follows the next, Rain hopes for a different life for her tribe beyond never-ending bloodshed.
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The Pasha of Cuisine: A NovelArcade #ad - Across the empire, such as the magic of spices, medicine, he is apprenticed one by one to the best chefs in all culinary disciplines and trained in related arts, and the influence of the stars. It is during his journeys that he finds happiness with the beautiful, fiery dancing girl Kamer, and the two make plans to marry.
Morais's the hundred-foot journey, a sweeping tale of love and the magic of food set during the Ottoman Empire. A pasha of cuisine is a rare talent in Ottoman lore. Only two, maybe three are born with such a gift every few centuries. A natural master of gastronomy, even the health, he is the sovereign genius who reigns over aromas and flavors and can use them to influence the hearts and minds, of those who taste his creations.
The Pasha of Cuisine: A Novel #ad - Before they can elope, kamer is sold into the Imperial Harem, and the young chef must find his way back into the Imperial Kitchens and transform his gift into an unbeatable weapon. For readers of ken Follett's Kingsbridge series and Richard C. In this fabulous novel, one such chef devises a plot bring down the Ottoman Empire—should he need to—in order to rescue the love of his life from the sultan’s harem.
Himself a survivor of the bloodiest massacre ever recorded within the Imperial Palace after the passing of the last sultan, he is spirited away through the palace kitchens, where his potential was recognized.
The Guinevere's Tale TrilogyLawson Gartner Publishing #ad - Throughout it all, guinevere faces threats from both foreign powers and within her own court that lead her to place her very life on the line to protect the dream of Camelot and save her people. This compendium of nicole evelina’s two-time book of the year award-winning trilogy – Daughter of Destiny, Camelot’s Queen, and Mistress of Legend – gives fresh life to an age-old tale by adding historical context and emotional depth.
Not one to quietly cede power, she fights for her ancestral homeland against an invasion that threatens both her people and her life. Finalist – chaucer award historical fiction pre-1750 – winners tbdfinalist – Foreword Indies fantasy – Winners TBD“Full of riveting action and surrealistic scenes of ancient lore…Deftly crafted and highly recommended historical fiction!” Historical Novel Society.
The Guinevere's Tale Trilogy #ad - Can the grail’s promise of peace set things right or will peace prove as dangerous as war?fiction book of the Year– Author’s CircleBest Second Book– Next Generation Indie Book Awards“Historical fantasy at its finest!" - InD'Tale MagazineBook Three: Mistress of LegendLegend says Guinevere spent her final days in penance in a convent, but that is far from the truth.
But when she is feared dead, one who will poison his affections, Arthur installs a new woman in her place, threatening Guinevere’s fragile sanity and driving her into the arms of her champion. Queen. She loved another before Arthur, a warrior who would one day betray her. Spanning more than three decades, it presents guinevere as an equal to the famous men she is remembered for loving, while providing context for her controversial decisions and visiting little-known aspects of her life before and after her marriage to King Arthur.
Book one: daughter of destinyBefore queenship and Camelot, Guinevere was a priestess of Avalon.
From Unseen Fire Aven Cycle Book 1DAW #ad - As rebellion brews in the provinces, sempronius must outwit the ruthless leader of the opposing Senate faction to claim the political and military power he needs to secure a glorious future for Aven and his own place in history. Latona’s path intersects with that of Sempronius Tarren, an ambitious senator harboring a dangerous secret.
But when their foes resort to brutal violence and foul sorcery, will their efforts be enough to save the Republic they love? Latona of the vitelliae, a mage of Spirit and Fire, has suppressed her phenomenal talents for fear they would draw unwanted attention from unscrupulous men. But whose republic will it be? Senators, generals, and elemental mages vie for the power to shape the future of the city of Aven.
As politics draw them together and romance blossoms between them, charm, Latona and Sempronius will use wit, and magic to shape Aven’s fate. Now that the dictator who threatened her family is gone, she may have an opportunity to seize a greater destiny as a protector of the people—if only she can find the courage to try.
From Unseen Fire Aven Cycle Book 1 #ad - Her siblings—a widow who conceals a canny political mind in the guise of a frivolous socialite, and a military tribune leading a dangerous expedition in the province of Iberia—will be her allies as she builds a place for herself in this new world, against the objections of their father, her husband, a young prophetess learning to navigate a treacherous world, and the strictures of Aventan society.
From unseen fire is the first novel in the aven Cycle, a historical fantasy set in an alternate Rome, by debut author Cass MorrisThe Dictator is dead; long live the Republic. Sacred law dictates that no mage may hold high office, a Shadow mage who has kept his abilities a life-long secret, but Sempronius, intends to do just that.
Underground FugueMelville House #ad - . On her first night there, she spots a young man returning home very late, wet and muddy, to the house next door. This first encounter sparks esther’s curiosity about her new neighbors: Amir, the moody college student she caught sneaking in, Amir’s father, more intruiguing still, and, Javad—a neuroscientist from Iran.
Throughout the spring, but when terrorists attack London’s tube and bus lines in July, a tentative friendship blossoms, Esther finds her relationship with Javad strained by her gnawing suspicions about Amir . Sweeping, suspenseful, and exquisitely written, Underground Fugue is a powerful testament to how human connection can survive history’s most fearsome echoes.
Underground Fugue #ad - Suspicions that will ultimately upend the possibilities for the future, and reveal the deep stamp of the past. A new york times editors' choice sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature Finalist “A pleasure to read from beginning to end. Geraldine brooks, an american art conservator, has fled New York for London—partly to escape her failing marriage, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of MarchEsther, partly to tend to her dying mother.
Their eyes connect and he disappears inside.
Jade Dragon Mountain: A Mystery Li Du Novels Book 1Minotaur Books #ad - Everyone has secrets: the ambitious magistrate, the bitter servant, the East India Company merchant, the nervous missionary, the irreproachable secretary, the powerful consort, and the traveling storyteller who can't keep his own story straight. Beyond the sloping roofs and festival banners, Li Du can see the mountain pass that will take him out of China forever.
He must choose whether to leave, and embrace his exile, or to stay, and investigate a murder that the town of Dayan seems all too willing to forget. On the mountainous border of china and tibet in 1708, a detective must learn what a killer already knows: that empires rise and fall on the strength of the stories they tell.
Jade Dragon Mountain: A Mystery Li Du Novels Book 1 #ad - . When a jesuit astronomer is found murdered in the home of the local magistrate, blame is hastily placed on Tibetan bandits. Arriving in dayan, he is surprised to find it teeming with travelers, soldiers, the last Chinese town before the Tibetan border, and merchants. All have come for a spectacle unprecedented in this remote province: an eclipse of the sun commanded by the Emperor himself.
Now he is an exile. But li du suspects this was no random killing. Li du was an imperial librarian.
Vita Nostra: A NovelHarper Voyager #ad - Sasha samokhina has been accepted to the Institute of Special Technologies. Or, more precisely, she’s been chosen. Situated in a tiny village, she finds the students are bizarre, and the curriculum even more so. Vita nostra” — a cross between lev grossman’s “The Magicians” and Elizabeth Kostova’s “The Historian”.
. Is the anti-harry Potter you didn’t know you wanted. The washington post“Vita Nostra has become a powerful influence on my own writing. And suddenly all she could ever want. A complex blend of adventure, and philosophy that probes the mysteries of existence, magic, and katherine Arden’s The Bear and the Nightingale, Max Barry’s Lexicon, science, filtered through a distinct Russian sensibility, this astonishing work of speculative fiction—brilliantly translated by Julia Meitov Hersey—is reminiscent of modern classics such as Lev Grossman’s The Magicians, but will transport them to a place far beyond those fantastical worlds.
Vita Nostra: A Novel #ad - . Using terror and coercion to keep the students in line, the school does not punish them for their transgressions and failures; instead, it is their families that pay a terrible price. Yet despite her fear, sasha undergoes changes that defy the dictates of matter and time; experiences which are nothing she has ever dreamed of.
It’s a book that has the potential to become a modern classic of its genre, and I couldn’t be more excited to see it get the global audience in English it so richly deserves.
The Curse of ChalionHarper Voyager #ad - A man broken in body and spirit, cazaril returns to the noble household he once served as page and is named secretary-tutor to the beautiful, strong-willed sister of the impetuous boy who is next in line to rule. It is an assignment cazaril dreads, for it must ultimately lead him to the place he most fears: the royal court of Cardegoss, where the powerful enemies who once placed him in chains now occupy lofty positions.
But it is more than the traitorous intrigues of villains that threaten Cazaril and the Royesse Iselle here, for a sinister curse hangs like a sword over the entire blighted House of Chalion. And only by employing the darkest, most forbidden of magics can Cazaril hope to protect his royal charge -- an act that will mark him as a tool of the miraculous.
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String CitySolaris #ad - Good thing i’m a stringwalker, able to jump between realities. It started when I was hired to investigate an explosion at a casino. So i rolled the dice, and now i’m up against the ancient Greek Titans, an interdimensional spider god and a mysterious creature known as the Fool. When the knots tighten, the Cosmos quakes.
String City #ad - It’s a tough job being a gumshoe in an interdimensional city full of gods, living concepts and weirder things. The universe is made of string. If i fail, all things—in all realities—could be destroyed. A simple heist, i thought, but it turned into a race to stop the apocalypse. Just another day in String City.
I’m going to need more than just luck to solve this one.