A tall, yellow-haired young European traveller calling himself 'Mogor dell'Amore', the Mughal of Love, arrives at the court of the real Grand Mughal, the Emperor Akbar, with a tale to tell that begins to obsess the whole imperial capital. The stranger claims to be the child of a lost Mughal princess: Qara Koz, 'Lady Black Eyes', a great beauty believed to possess powers of enchantment and sorcery, who becomes the lover of a certain Argalia, a Florentine soldier of fortune. When Argalia returns home with his Mughal mistress the city is mesmerized by her presence, as two worlds are brought together by one woman attempting to command her own destiny...But is Mogor's story true? And if so, then what happened to the lost princess?
Love. Blood. Betrayal. Demons. The first book in the New York Times No. 1 bestselling Shadowhunter series that has swept the globe airs on Netflix in January 2016. Irresistibly drawn towards a group of demon hunters, Clary encounters the dark side of New York City – and the dangers of forbidden love. Read all the sensational books in The Shadowhunter Chronicles: The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices, Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, The Bane Chronicles and The Shadowhunter’s Codex.
Professor Gabriel Emerson has embarked on a passionate but clandestine love affair with his former student Julia Mitchell and is teaching her the sensual delights of the body, and the raptures of sex. But their happiness is threatened by conspiring students, academic politics and jealous ex-lovers Can their love survive against all odds and will Gabriel fight to keep Julia? "Gabriel's Rapture", the brilliant sequel to "Gabriel's Inferno", is part of the sensual trilogy about forbidden love that knows no bounds and will touch your mind, body and soul.
The year is 1954 and Lieutenant Ota Murakami is on hand when Godzilla makes first lanfall in Japan. Along with his pal, Kentaro, Ota makes a desperate gamble to save lives... and in the process begins an obsession with the King of the Monsters that lasts 50 years!Collects James Stokoe's mini-series in an oversized hardcover with an expanded art gallery including new content.
Tatiana, a young Mexican woman, is adrift in Berlin. Choosing a life of solitude, she takes a job transcribing notes for the reclusive Doktor Weiss. Through him she meets 'ant illustrator turned meteorologist' Jonas, a Berliner who has used clouds and the sky's constant shape-shifting as his escape from reality. As their three paths intersect and merge, the contours of all their worlds begins to change...
The 64 poems in A Child's Garden of Verses are a masterly evocation of childhood from the pen of the author of Treasure Island and Kidnapped. They are full of delightful irony, wit and the fantasy worlds of childhood imagination, and introduce for the first time The Land of Nod. But they are also touched with a genuine and gentle pathos at times as they recall a world which seems so far away from us now. This edition, which includes Charles Robinson's charming illustrations and vignettes, is described as the definitive edition by The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature.
An absorbing and beautifully drawn new tale from the critically-acclaimed author of Wrinkles Francisco, a wounded, despairing 16-year-old Republican guard in the Spanish Civil War, is trying to flee to freedom by crossing the French border.In his escape, he encounters an old remote lighthouse, far from the warring factions. He is granted shelter by Telmo, the aging operator of the lighthouse. As Francisco recuperates, Telmo's tales of epic adventurers who sailed the lost seas and discovered worlds unknown reignite the spark of life in the young soldier. By one of the most brilliant new talents in comic art in Spain, author of the world-wide bestseller Wrinkles.
A family of four – mother, father and two boys – move to Sorland, to a new house on a new estate. It is the early 1970s, the children are small, the parents young and the future open. But at some point that future happens to them; at some point the future closes. The third book of the My Struggle cycle is set in a world where children and adults live parallel lives, ones that never meet. With insight and honesty, Karl Ove Knausgaard writes of a child’s growing self-awareness, of how events of the past impact on the present, and of the desire for other ways of living and other worlds within what we know.
OASIS, an Amazon Original Series, coming in 2017 'I am with you always, even unto the end of the world ...' Peter Leigh is a missionary called to go on the journey of a lifetime. Leaving behind his beloved wife, Bea, Peter sets out on a quest to take the word of God to the farthest corners of the galaxy. His mission will challenge everything - his faith, his endurance and the love that can hold two people together, even when they are worlds apart.
In a series of nine letters, the narrator tells his friend how he introduced Vera Nikolayevna, a married woman who had been forbidden as a child to read fiction and poetry, to the intellectual pleasures of Goethe's masterpiece. Opening up in front of Vera's eyes is not only the realm of imagination, but also a world of unbridled feelings and tempestuous passions, which can only shatter the comfort and safety of her existence and force her to set off on a journey of spiritual awakening. This lesser-known novella by one of the great masters of Russian literature, now available to English readers in Hugh Aplin's lucid translation, is presented here with 'Yakov Pasynkov', another poignant story exploring the nature of love and human relations.