Download or read book The Winner s Curse Chapters 1 5 written by Marie Rutkoski and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). This book was released on 2013-12-17 with total page 40 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Download the first five chapters of THE WINNER'S CURSE by Marie Rutkoski! Winning what you want may cost you everything you love... As a general's daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions. One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin's eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him—with unexpected consequences. It's not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin. But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined. Set in a richly imagined new world, The Winner's Curse is a story of deadly games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart.
Download or read book The Winner s Curse written by Marie Rutkoski and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2014-04-10 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As a general's daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. Kestrel has other ideas. One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in Arin, a young slave up for auction. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him - and for a sensational price that sets the society gossips talking. It's not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin. But he, too, has a secret and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for him is much higher than she ever could have imagined. The first novel in a stunning new trilogy, The Winner's Curse is a story of romance, rumours and rebellion, where dirty secrets and careless alliances can be deadly – and everything is at stake.
Download or read book The Winner s Crime written by Marie Rutkoski and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). This book was released on 2015-03-03 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Following your heart can be a crime A royal wedding is what most girls dream about. It means one celebration after another: balls, fireworks, and revelry until dawn. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement: that she agreed to marry the crown prince in exchange for Arin's freedom. But can Kestrel trust Arin? Can she even trust herself? For Kestrel is becoming very good at deception. She's working as a spy in the court. If caught, she'll be exposed as a traitor to her country. Yet she can't help searching for a way to change her ruthless world . . . and she is close to uncovering a shocking secret. This dazzling follow-up to The Winner's Curse reveals the high price of dangerous lies and untrustworthy alliances. The truth will come out, and when it does, Kestrel and Arin will learn just how much their crimes will cost them.
Download or read book The Winner s Curse written by Marie Rutkoski and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). This book was released on 2014-03-04 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Winning what you want may cost you everything you love They were never meant to be together. As a general's daughter, seventeen-year-old Kestrel enjoys an extravagant and privileged life. Arin has nothing but the clothes on his back. Then Kestrel makes an impulsive decision that binds Arin to her. Though they try to fight it, they can't help but fall in love. In order to be together, they must betray their people . . . but to be loyal to their country, they must betray each other. Set in a new world, The Winner's Curse is a story of rebellion, duels, ballroom dances, wicked rumors, dirty secrets, and games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart.
Download or read book The Winner s Trilogy eBook Bundle written by Marie Rutkoski and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2020-09-03 with total page 1295 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Winner's Trilogy begins with a choice: Kestral, a general's daughter, must decide between two life paths, join the army or get married. However, her rigid fate begins to unravel when she meets the young slave Arin, who carries, unbeknownst to her, a dangerous secret. Their burgeoning kinship, and his secret, will change Kestral's life forever. Kestral and Arin's growing love will take them on an irresistible journey of forbidden romance, class warfare and revolution that you won't want to miss. This eBook bundle contains all three books of the trilogy: The Winner's Curse The Winner's Crime The Winner's Kiss
Download or read book The Winner s Kiss written by Marie Rutkoski and published by Bloomsbury Children's Books. This book was released on 2016-03-23 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE FINAL BOOK IN THE HEART-STOPPING WINNER'S TRILOGY: an irresistible story of forbidden romance and class warfare'Every line in The Winner's Curse is beautifully written. The story is masterfully plotted. The characters' dilemmas fascinated me and tore at my heart... I loved it. I want more' Kristin Cashore, author of the Graceling Realm booksWar has begun.Arin is in the thick of it with untrustworthy new allies and the empire as his enemy. Though he has convinced himself that he no longer loves Kestrel, Arin hasn't forgotten her, or how she became exactly the kind of person he has always despised. She cared more for the empire than she did for the lives of innocent people--and certainly more than she did for him.At least, that's what he thinks. In the frozen north, Kestrel is a prisoner in a brutal work camp. As she searches desperately for a way to escape, she wishes Arin could know what she sacrificed for him. She wishes she could make the empire pay for what they've done to her. But no one gets what they want just by wishing.As the war intensifies, both Kestrel and Arin discover that the world is changing. The East is pitted against the West, and they are caught in between. With so much to lose, can anybody really win?
Download or read book Pulitzer Prize Winners in the Performing Arts written by Heinz-Dietrich Fischer and published by LIT Verlag. This book was released on 2022-01-04 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume contains details about decision-making processes and circumstances under which American dramatists and composers earned the coveted Pulitzer Prizes within the Twentieth Century. All winners from 1918 - 2000 are presented with their biographies together with reprints of the original premiere programs of their award-winning works, performed in theatres and concert halls. Among the drama recipients are the four-times winner Eugene O'Neill, triple-laureate Thornton Wilder and double-receiver Tennessee Williams, while the composers are represented mainly by the double-winners Gian- Carlo Menotti, Samuel Barber, William Schuman, Walter Piston, Elliott Carter and Roger Sessions. Heinz-Dietrich Fischer, EdD, PhD, is Professor Emeritus at the Ruhr-University of Bochum, Germany.
Download or read book The Ninth Rain The Winnowing Flame Trilogy 1 written by Jen Williams and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2017-02-23 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: **Winner of the British Fantasy Award for Best Fantasy Novel** The first book in the award-winning Winnowing Flame trilogy. Epic fantasy for fans of Robin Hobb and Jay Kristoff. 'Fantasy adventure at its very best' Starburst 'Williams excels at eldritch world-building' Guardian 'An original new voice in heroic fantasy' Adrian Tchaikovsky The great city of Ebora once glittered with gold. Now its streets are stalked by wolves. Tormalin the Oathless has no taste for sitting around waiting to die while the realm of his storied ancestors falls to pieces - talk about a guilt trip. Better to be amongst the living, where there are taverns full of women and wine. When eccentric explorer, Lady Vincenza 'Vintage' de Grazon, offers him employment, he sees an easy way out. Even when they are joined by a fugitive witch with a tendency to set things on fire, the prospect of facing down monsters and retrieving ancient artefacts is preferable to the abomination he left behind. But not everyone is willing to let the Eboran empire collapse, and the adventurers are quickly drawn into a tangled conspiracy of magic and war. For the Jure'lia are coming, and the Ninth Rain must fall... What readers are saying about THE NINTH RAIN: 'The Ninth Rain was an amazing and captivating start to a trilogy; simple as that. I have a really good feeling that The Winnowing Flame Trilogy will become a new and long-awaited addition to my list of favorite trilogies of all time' 'What a world! What characters! What beasties! WHAT A BOOK!' 'I loved everything about this book: the characters, the plot, the monsters, the twists and turns. Masterfully handled and beautifully written'
Download or read book The Lady Sotheby s Curse Trilogy Forbidden Books 4 5 6 Book 1 FREE written by Mike Wells and published by Top Ten Best Murder Mystery Detective Thriller Crime Romantic Suspense Books Press. This book was released on 2017-12-11 with total page 342 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jayne Clark is now living an entirely new life in Oxford, England, with Robert Astor, the man she loves. As her horrific memories of Lady Eleanor Sotheby finally start to fade, a blackmail letter arrives out of the blue. Unless huge payments are made, the blackmailer will destroy Robert’s good name and his family’s reputation, not to mention Jayne’s relationship with her business partner and the new restaurant they’re starting together. Looming even larger is Jayne and Robert’s happiness as a couple. Can they track down the malicious criminal before all is lost?
Download or read book Rosewater written by Tade Thompson and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2017-11-14 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ***Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2019*** Winner of the inaugural Nommo Award for Best Novel, Africa's first award for speculative fiction Shortlisted for the Kitschie Award for Best Novel 2019 John W. Campbell Award finalist for Best Science Fiction Novel 'A magnificent tour de force' Adrian Tchaikovsky 'Smart. Gripping. Fabulous!' Ann Leckie 'Mesmerising' M. R. Carey 'An astonishing book. I wish I'd written it' Lauren Beukes Rosewater is a town on the edge. A community formed around the edges of a mysterious alien biodome, its residents comprise the hopeful, the hungry and the helpless - people eager for a glimpse inside the dome or a taste of its rumoured healing powers. Kaaro is a government agent with a criminal past. He has seen inside the biodome, and doesn't care to again - but when something begins killing off others like himself, Kaaro must defy his masters to search for an answer, facing his dark history and coming to a realisation about a horrifying future. Rosewater is the start of a vibrant and compellingly told trilogy by one of science fiction's most engaging new voices - perfect for fans of N. K. Jemisin's The Fifth Season, Ann Leckie's Ancillary Justice and Jeff Vandermeer's Southern Reach trilogy.
Download or read book The Golden Warrior Fantasy and Fairytales Books 1 3 written by M. Lynn and published by M. Lynn. This book was released on 2021-01-04 with total page 800 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Enjoy this epic fantasy romance series by USA Today bestselling author M. Lynn. There is only one way to be free of the curse. Etta Basile has to die. The only other option is to give in to the magic that has held generations of her family tied to their greatest enemies. And Etta refuses to die. Thrust into a tournament to fight for her life, Etta knows something the royal family does not. If they have her killed, they too lose something they hold dear. Their beloved prince. His life is tied to Etta’s by a power they can’t imagine. If she survives the tournament, she must protect him at all costs, despite his family’s persecution of her people. But as she searches for a way to break the unbreakable magic, she realizes he is not the enemy she wants to believe. The closer she gets to Prince Alexandre, the harder it is to remember who she truly is. A girl whose true identity must remain hidden. A girl with an illegal ability that can lead to her execution. A girl who has already lost everything there is to lose. As the Basile curse throws everything into question, Etta must figure out the difference between love and magic. If there is one at all. This set contains the first three books in the Fantasy and Fairytales series: Golden Curse, Golden Chains, and Golden Crown. It IS a complete story. KEYWORDS: fantasy books, Rapunzel, fairytale fantasy, fantasy romance, romantic fantasy, full length fantasy, warrior queen, magic Other Authors You May Enjoy: Raven Kennedy, Kelly St. Clare, Caroline Peckham, Susanne Valenti, C.N Crawford, Elise Kova, Robin D. Mahle, Elle Madison, D.K. Holmberg, Cordelia Castel, Kay L Moody, and Alisha Klapheke.
Download or read book Her Dear Loving Husband written by Meredith Allard and published by Meredith Allard. This book was released on 2019-04-01 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How long would you wait for the one you loved? Professor James Wentworth has a paranormal secret. He lives quietly in Salem, Massachusetts, making few ties with anyone. One night his private world is turned upside down when he meets Sarah Alexander, a dead ringer for his wife, Elizabeth. Though it has been years since Elizabeth’s death, James cannot move on. Sarah also has a secret. She is haunted by nightmares, and every night she is awakened by terrifying visions of hangings, being arrested, and dying in jail–scenes from the Salem Witch Trials in 1692. As James comes to terms with his feelings for Sarah, he must also dodge accusations from a reporter desperate to prove that James is not who, or what, he seems to be. Soon James and Sarah discover a mystery that may bind them in ways they never imagined. Will James make the ultimate sacrifice to protect Sarah and prevent a new hunt from bringing hysteria to Salem again? Part romance, part historical fiction, part paranormal fantasy, Her Dear & Loving Husband is a story for anyone who believes that true love never dies.
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Download or read book Trilogy of Terror written by Alfonso Moret and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2013-02-21 with total page 291 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Roman and Elsbone were veteran animal trappers and hunters. They were warned by the Chalukyas tribesmen that the Devil Dogs were ferocious and did not fear man or any other animal. The hunters were experienced predators and huntsmen and knew that the wild beast that the tribesmen were leery of were just Himalayan tempestuous wolves. The Chalukyas tribesmen disclosed to the hunters that they had seen two Devil Dogs bring down a huge wild boar and tear it apart one evening at the base of the Mahila Mountains. It is known amongst hunters and wildlife individuals that no wild animal/beasts or man want any part of the violent desolate fierce boars; these Devil Dogs were fearsome and vicious. The major deciding factors that finally made the huntsmen want to seek and capture the wolves were these main issues: One, the Los Angeles zoo was offering a large amount of money for two legendary Devil Dogs from India. The second aspect was they heard that a single Devil Dog had fought and killed a Siberian Tiger; this factor increased their inquisitiveness and curiosity of this sensational beast and its folklore. Their egos also played a part in their judgment to capture the animals An element they had to contemplate and had caused them concern was that they were told that the beast only come out after the sun has set. Nightfall, this is an advantageous factor for the nighttime predator. So these beasts were nocturnal hunters; this was not an odd characteristic for any wolf, but still it was a concern for the hunters. All these tidbits of information just enticed Roman and Elsbone even more, and it heightened their hunting and ego desires. The two English veteran hunters were now traveling toward their prey and compensations as they were now heading toward the foothills of the snowcapped Himalayas, the hunting grounds of the Devil Dogs. The huntsmen eventually had left their regular and familiar stomping grounds of South Africa years earlier because of the civil turmoil that continues to cause chaos and havoc with many of the unsettled tribes and conformed city dwellers. The other object and issue was now there are all the new restrictions and hunting laws causing hardship on hunters and trappers, also there were the conservation laws protecting the wild beast limiting them even more. Elsbone and Roman left Africa and went and took their trade to South America. But after some time, they grew tired of the humid atmosphere, the different language, and customs along with the constant damp eerie rain forest. So now they were here in India following the harsh rumors of the ferocious wild Devil Dogs that killed cattle, pigs, and villagers and nowthey also heardeven killed mountain lions. The hunters journey did have some hardships. They needed to travel far through hot rough desolate deserts with very cold nights.