The concluding volume in Robyn Young´s epic, internationally best-selling Brethren trilogy. After years of fighting in the desert sun - and secretly working for peace with the Brethren - Will Campbell returns to find his Scottish homeland under attack by his enemy, King Edward I. Betrayed by those he has served since boyhood, torn apart watching his daughter plunge into a dangerous affair, Will must now forge his own path to peace - even if it leads through another battlefield. But a new threat is rising in France, where a warrior king will stop at nothing to achieve his twisted ambitions. The fight for the Holy Land is over, but the Temple´s last battle has just begun.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Wincott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/000598/bk_hodd_000598_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Requiem. A kingdom forged in flame and blood. A kingdom for those who can grow wings, blow fire, and take to the sky as dragons. After a long war, Requiem is founded and her columns rise. Yet Requiem will never know peace so long as Raem, the cruel Demon King, still lurks in his underground realm. Forever he plagues the dragons of Requiem, sending enemies to burn their forests and topple their halls. The dragons of Requiem have repelled attacks on their kingdom, yet now they must fly to their most dangerous battlefield. For the first time, Requiem´s dragons will go underground, into the Abyss itself... and face the Demon King in darkness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul J McSorley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/041269/bk_acx0_041269_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The library of America is dedicated to publishing America´s best and most significant writing in handsome, enduring volumes, featuring authoritative texts. Hailed as the ´´finest-looking, longest-lasting editions ever made´´ (The New Republic), Library of America volumes make a fine gift for any occasion. Now, with exactly one hundred volumes to choose from, there is a perfect gift for everyone. The years 1942 to 1954 saw William Faulkner´s rise to literary celebrity-sought after by Hollywood, lionized by the critics, awarded a Nobel Prize in 1950 and the Pulitzer and National Book Award for 1954. But, despite his success, he was plagued by depression and alcohol and haunted by a sense that he had more to achieve-and a finite amount of time and energy to achieve it. This Library of America volume collects the novels written during this crucial period; defying the odds, Faulkner continued to break new ground in American fiction. He delved deeper into themes of race and religion and furthered his experiments with fictional structure and narrative voice. These newly restored texts, based on Faulkner´s manuscripts, typescripts, and proof sheets, are free of the changes introduced by the original editors and are faithful to the author´s intentions. Go Down, Moses (1942) is a haunting novel made up of seven related stories that explore the intertwined lives of black, white, and Indian inhabitants of Yoknapatawpha County. It includes ´´The Bear,´´ one of the most famous works in all American fiction, with its evocation of ´´the wilderness, the big woods, bigger and older than any recorded document.´´ Characters from Go Down, Moses reappear in Intruder in the Dust (1948). Part detective novel, part morality tale, it is a compassionate story of a black man on trial and the growing moral awareness of a southern white boy. Requiem for a Nun (1951) is a sequel to Sanctuary. With an unusual structure combining novel and play, it tells the fate of the passionate, haunted Temple Drake and the murder case through which she achieves a tortured redemption. Prose interludes condense millennia of local history into a swirling counterpoint. In A Fable (1954), a recasting of the Christ story set during World War I, Faulkner wanted to ´´try to tell what I had found in my lifetime of truth in some important way before I had to put the pen down and die.´´ The novel, which earned a Pulitzer Prize, is both an anguished spiritual parable and a drama of mutiny, betrayal, and violence in the barracks and on the battlefields.