In lunga vara fierbinte a anului 74, Marcus Didius Falco, informator privat si poet in timpul liber, le citeste din creatiile proprii familiei si prietenilor. Lucrurile scapa de sub control, ca de obicei; Aurelius Chrysippus, un bacher grec bogat si patron al unui grup de scriitori, se ofera sa ii publice poeziile. Falco nu poate rata aceasta sansa si, ajuns in scriptorium-ul lui Chrysippus, se po..
O fata infricosata vine la informatorul roman Marcus Didius Falco si il implora sa o ajute. Nimeni nu crede povestea Gaiei despre cineva din familie care vrea sa o omoare. Nici Falco. Coplesit de necazurile din propria familie, de noua lui responsabilitate ca procurator al Pasarilor Sacre si de continua cautare a unui nou partener, Falco o alunga. Imediat insa regreta; Gaia a fost aleasa noua Ve..
Roma, anul 72. Marcus Didus Falco se intoarce dintr-o misiune de sase luni la legiunile germane si isi gaseste apartamentul devastat de vagabonti, iar un fost prieten legional al fratelui sau Festus ii cere banii pe care se pare ca ii datoreaza Festus ca urmare a uneia din schemele lui tembele. Dar ce e mai rau e ca singurul client pe care il poate gasi Falso e propria lui mama care ii cere sa spe..
Saturnalia is the eighteenth book in Lindsey Davis' bestselling Falco series.
It is the Roman holiday of Saturnalia. The days are short, the nights are for wild parties. A general has captured a famous enemy of Rome, and brings her home to adorn his Triumph as a ritual sacrifice. The logistics go wrong; she acquires a mystery illness -- then a young man is horrendously murdered and she escape..
Roma, AD 71. Disperat sa primeasca o insarcinare, Falco scapa in secret de un cadavru, la cererea im paratului Vespasian, iar acum se indreapta spre minunatul Golf neapole cu cel mai bun prieten, Petronius. Doar ca a uitat sa il previna ca nu pleaca in vacanta, ci intr-o cautare periculoasa; trebuie sa ii descopere pe autorii ucigasi ai unei lovituri de stat ratate, care acum se lafaie in vilele s..
Petronius Longus, captain of the Aventine watch and Falco’s oldest friend, has finally nailed one of Rome’s top criminals. Under Roman law, citizens are not imprisoned but are allowed ‘time to depart’ into exile outside the Empire. One dark and gloomy dawn, Petro and Falco put the evil Balbinus aboard a ship.
But soon after, an outbreak of robbery and murder suggests a new criminal ring..
Anchilozat de munca impreuna cu reptilianul spion sef Anacrites, Marcus Didius Falco si-a facut un plan perfect pentru a face niste bani in plus: il va asista pe Vespasian in "Marele Census" al imperatorului din anul 73. Comisionul lui potential l-ar putea propulsa in clasa de mijloc, permitandu-i sa devina demn de Helena Justina. COnfruntat pe neasteptate cu uciderea unui mancator de lei, Falco e..
Povestea uneia din cele mai mari experimente ale omenirii: popularea unui tinut necunoscut, ostil, cu criminali, cu oameni nedoriti de societatea engleza. In conditii care rivalizau cu sclavagismul, 'The First Fleet' a fost trimisa in Australia. Aceasta e povestea lui Richard Morgan, un condamnat inteligent, educat, plin de resurse care a gasit puterea de a supravietui, de a iubi si a se..
Neptune's Brood is a brand new space opera from science fiction legend Charles Stross. Shortlisted for the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel and the Hugo Award for Best Novel. She was looking for her sister. She found Atlantis. Krina Alizond is a metahuman in a universe where the last natural humans became extinct five thousand years ago. When her sister goes missing, she embarks on a d..
Noul roman semnat de Anne O'Brien Rice se petrece in Roma secolului 15 - un oras al frumusetii si terorii, al srtei si pacatului. Toby O'Dare, fost asasin al guvernului, e chemat de ingerul Malchiah sa rezolve o crima teribila cu otravire si sa gaseasca adevarul din spatele prezentei unui spirit nelinistit - un dybbuk diabolic - care provoaca haos in oras. Toby patrunde in lumea Renasterii itali..
A sweltering week in late August. Where better to enjoy the last days of summer than on the beautiful Bay of Naples? But even as Rome's richest citizens relax in their villas around Pompeii and Herculaneum, there are ominous warnings that something is going wrong. Wells and springs are failing, a man has disappeared, and now the greatest aqueduct in the world - the mighty Aqua Augusta - has sudd..
Set in Reformation Europe, Q begins with Luther's nailing of his 95 theses on the door of the cathedral church in Wittenberg. Q traces the adventures and conflicts of two central characters - an Anabaptist, a member of the most radical of the Protestant sects and the anarchists of the Reformation, and a Catholic spy and informer, on their thrilling journey across Germany, Italy and the Netherlan..
Ultimul volum din seria egipteana, dupa River God, The Seventh Scroll si Warlock, acesta continua povestea lui Warlock, intelept cunoscator al vechilor traditii si stapan al magiei si supranaturalului. Egiptul e lovit de o serie de calamitati si apoi urmeaza dezastrul final: secarea apelor Nilului. Ceva catastrofal se intampla in adancurile neexplorate ale Africii, la izvoarele fluviului. Disperat..
Plasata in vremea razboiului civilenglez, cartea ne spune povestea unor soldati, aventurieri, aristocrati si regi, negustori, politicieni, extremisti si maturatori, is povestea sperantelor si visurilor care i-au purtat printr-una din cele mai turbulente perioade din istoria Angliei. 'Extensive research combined with dunamite storytelling has produced a masterpiece and this comes hugely recommend..
Winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2011
Red April evokes Holy Week during a cruel, bloody, and terrifying time in Peru's history, shocking for its corrosive mix of assassination, bribery, intrigue, torture, and enforced disappearance - a war between grim, ideologically driven terrorism and morally bankrupt government counterinsurgence.
Mother-haunted, wife-abandoned, literatur..
Spanning three generations, this novel of family and myth is told through a series of flashbacks that depict events of staggering horror set against a landscape of gemlike beauty as the Chinese battle both the Japanese invaders and each other in the turbulent 1930s. As the novel opens, a group of villagers, led by Commander Yu, the narrator's grandfather, prepare to attack the advancing Japanese..
In 1364, fapturi infometate strabat padurile intunecoase ale Europei si marea si cerul mustesc de orori inimaginabile. Cu toate acestea, nu exista pacaleala sau batjocura, vrajitoare sau demon care sa rivalizeze cu gemenii Hegel si Manfried Grossbart, jefuitorii de morminte. Aceasta e povestea lor, trista, dar adevarata. 'Darkly funny, profane, erudite, bawdy, and wickedely original... the debut..
A haunting premonition ...A deadly betrayal. Frankia 780AD: Sigwulf, a minor Saxon prince, is saved from execution after his family is slaughtered by the ruthless King Offa of Mercia. Sigwulf is exiled to the Frankish court of King Carolus, the future Charlemagne. He gains the friendship of some -- Count Hroudland, Carolus's powerful and ambitious nephew but -- mysteriously -- several attempts a..
Sigwulf, a Saxon prince exiled to the court of Carolus, King of the Franks, is summoned by the royal advisor Alcuin of York. Carolus has received magnificent gifts from the Caliph of Baghdad and is determined to send back presents that will be equally sensational. White is the royal colour of Baghdad so the most important gifts will be rare white animals from the Northlands. Sigwulf, having prov..
"Extraordinar de impresionant. Cel mai bun roman politist pe care l-am citit anul acesta" (Colin Dexter). "Remarcabil… Soaptele, vocile, pana si mirosul din acea tulburata perioada par sa se ridice dintre pagini" (P.D.James). In 1537, emisarul lui Cromwell e gasit ucis la manastirea Scarnsea. Cromwell il trimite pe avocatul Shardlake, adept al reformei, sa investigheze crima.Curand, acesta incep..
Winner of the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger, Dark Fire is the second thrilling historical crime novel from C. J. Sansom.
It is 1540 and the hottest summer of the sixteenth century. Matthew Shardlake, believing himself out of favour with Thomas Cromwell, is busy trying to maintain his legal practice and keep a low profile. But his involvement with a murder case, defending a girl accused o..
Autumn, 1541. King Henry VIII has set out on a spectacular Progress to the North to attend an extravagant submission of his rebellious subjects in York. Already in the city are lawyer Matthew Shardlake and his assistant Jack Barak. As well as assisting with legal work processing petitions to the King, Shardlake has reluctantly undertaken a special mission - to ensure the welfare of an important ..
Primavara lui 1543. Regele Henry VIII o asediaza pe Catherine Parr pe care o vrea ca a sasea lui sotie. Arhiepiscopul Cranmner si factiunea protestantilor ferventi de la curte sunt cu ochii pe Lady Catherine, cunoscuta drept o simpatizanta a Reformei. In vremea asta, Matthew Shardlake lucreaza la cazul unui adolescent care a fost bagat la casa de nebuni Bedlam si se teme ca teribila manie religioa..
E vara lui 1545. Anglia se afla in razboi. Invazia Frantei a mers prost pentru Henry VIII si o uriasa flota franceza se pregateste sa traverseze Marea Manecii. In acest timp, Matthew Shardlake primeste un caz ciudat de la un vechi slujitor al regimei Catherine Parr - sa investigheze 'eroarea monstruoasa' comisa de Sir Nicholas Hobbey impotriva tanarului sau gardian, Hugh Curteys. Shardla..
The first of two epic novels which tell the story of one of the most charismatic heroes history has ever known - Spartacus, the gladiator slave who took on and nearly defeated the might of Rome, during the years 73-71 BC.
Historically very little is known about Spartacus. We know that he came from Thrace, a land north of Greece, that he once fought in the Roman legions and that, during two fa..
The mighty slave army, led by Spartacus, has crushed all before it, scattering the legions of Rome. Now invincible, he marches towards the Alps and freedom.
But storm clouds are growing on the horizon. Crassus, the richest man in Rome, has raised an army to rival Spartacus, and there are murmurings of rebellion in Spartacus’ own army.
Spartacus, on the brink of glory, must make a crucial d..
E anul 1714. Daniel Waterhouse s-a intors in Anglia unde si-a unit fortele cu ale prietenului sau Isaac Newton pentru a urmari un grup care urmareste sa ii asasineze pe Filosofii Naturali. In acelasi timp, o lupta tot mai crancena pentru coroana Angliei tulbura tara. Tot acum, o veche disputa dintre Newton si Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz se apropie de culme, cu consecinte potentiale catastrofice....
From the bestselling author of WARRIOR OF ROME comes the second book in an epic new series set in third century Rome; a dramatic era of murder, coup, counter-rebellions and civil war. In a world of battle and betrayal men will fight – and kill – to sit on the Throne of the Caesars.
Emperor Maximinus’ reign hangs in the balance. At the helm of an empire that is bleeding manpower..
Povestea incepe cu moartea ultimului roman si sfarseste in 1066 cu incoronarea unui rege si nasterea unei lumi noi. Un impresionant thriller istoric care arunca o lumina stralucitoare asupra unei perioade intunecate din istoria Britanniei si o aduce la viata...
Carthage, 146 BC. This is the story of Fabius Petronius Secundus - Roman legionary and centurion - and of his general Scipio Aemilianus, and his rise to power: from his first battle against the Macedonians, that seals the fate of Alexander the Great's successors, to total war in North Africa and the Siege of Carthage. Scipio's success brings him admiration and respect, but also attracts greed an..
Glory. Death. Well-born Athenian cavalry officer, Kineas, fought shoulder to shoulder with Alexander in his epic battles against the Persian hordes. But on his return from the east to his native city, he finds not glory but shame - and exile. With nothing to his name but his military skills, Kineas agrees to lead a band of veterans to the city of Olbia, where the Tyrant is offering good money to..
The death of Alexander the Great was the signal to begin the greatest war in human history - a war that swept like a firestorm from one end of the known world to the other, as his former generals fought like jackals to make his vast empire their own. By 305 BC, the most powerful players in this deadly game faced each other across the Mediterranean: Ptolemy, the master of Egypt, and Antigonus One..
The vast and deadly conflict between Alexander the Great's former generals as they battle for control of his empire has reached a tense stalemate. No one seems able to strike the decisive blow. But with everything in the balance, a secret emerges - hidden in the remote mountains is a young man who could change everything - Herakles, the son of Alexander. Whoever aspires to Alexander's mantle mus..
Satyrus and Melitta, twin heirs to a rich kingdom on the Black Sea, become desperate fugitives when their mother, the Scythian warrior-princess Srayanka, is cut down in a savage act of betrayal. Accompanied by their tutor, the Spartan Philokles, they must make a perilous journey west, pursued by ruthless assassins, to find sanctuary with the army of their father's closest friend, Diodorus. But D..
They were born in the middle of a battle, into a world at war. And from their first moments of life, twins Satyrus and Melitta were fighting for survival. Their father, a Greek mercenary, was cut down not long after they had taken their first breath; their Scythian mother was cruelly murdered when they were still children. But Satyrus and Melitta are children no more. They have learned how to fi..
The stunning sequel to Christian Cameron's epic TYRANT.
Kineas, the Athenian cavalry commander, has come a long way since being dismissed from the army of Alexander and vengefully exiled by his own city. Together, his mercenary force and their Scythian allies have defeated a mighty Macedonian army at the Ford of the River God, and his adopted city of Olbia is now free once more. But his desti..
In 999 se naste Thorgils Leifsson, fiul lui leif Norocosul si al Thorgunnei, o nobila irlandeza misterioasa. Baiatul e crescut de feluriti mentori in Islanda si Groenlanda care il invata traditiile vikinge, avertizandu-l asupra invaziei 'Christului Alb' pe taramul 'Stravechilor Zei'. In copilarie ajunge in Vineland, cel mai indepartat avanpost din vest, unde e martorul masacrului condus de o mat..
Londra 1019. Au trecut cateva luni de cand Thorgils a evadat din ghearele Bisericii Irlandeze doar ca sa se pomeneasca implicat intr-o poveste de dragoste cu Aelfgifu, sotia lui Knut cel Mare, conducatorul Angliei si unul din cei mai puternici oameni din lumea vikingilor. Cand idila lor iese la iveala, Thorgils e silit sa fuga. Pe drum se intovaraseste cu Grettir, un proscris temut pentru compor..
Constantinopole, 1035. Thorgils a devenit membru al garzii varangiene si e martor al gloriei celui mai bogat oras din lume, dar si al crimelor din familia imperiale. Sub comanda sefului razboinic Harald Sigurdsson, devine momeala intr-o ambuscada mortala planuita impotriva piratilor arabi care hartuiesc flota bizantina din Mediterana, iar mai tarziu se alatura campaniei de recucerire a Siciliei ..
AD 98, Vindolanda. A fort on the edge of the roman world.
The bustling army base at Vindolanda lies on the northern frontier of Britannia and the entire Roman world. In just over twenty years time, Emperor Hadrian will build his wall. But for now defences are weak as local tribes rebel against Rome.
It falls to Flavius Ferox, Briton and Roman centurion, to keep the peace. But it will take ..
From bestselling historian Adrian Goldsworthy, a profoundly authentic, action-packed adventure set on the northern frontier of the Roman Empire.
AD 100: VINDOLANDA.
A FORT ON THE EDGE OF THE ROMAN WORLD.
Flavius Ferox, Briton turned Roman centurion, is charged with keeping Rome's empire safe. But from his base at the northern frontier of Britannia, he feels enemies closing in from all sid..
DRACULA. A name of horror, depravity and the darkest sensuality.
Yet the real Dracula was just as alluring, just as terrifying, his story not of a monster but of a man - and a contradiction. For the one they called 'The Devil's Son' was both tyrant and lawgiver, crusader and mass slaughterer, torturer and hero, lover and murderer.
His tale is told by those who knew him best. The only woman h..
The hero is Eupolis, weary, cynical and believing only in comedy. The heroine is Athens, at the height of her schizophrenic glory. A startling mixture of comedy and tragedy, THE WALLED ORCHARD is the poignant, charming story of their turbulent relationship. With unforgettable characters and a powerful and moving story, THE WALLED ORCHARD is a wonderful evocation of life in Ancient Greece in the ..
1940: -The Spanish Civil War is over, and Madrid lies ruined, its people starving, while the Germans continue their relentless march through Europe. Britain now stands alone while General Franco considers whether to abandon neutrality and enter the war. Into this uncertain world comes Harry Brett - a traumatised veteran of Dunkirk turned reluctant spy for the British Secret Service. Sent to gain..
An absorbing re-creation of the 12th Century ...this is a fast-moving story of humbler folk caught up in cruel battles'. (The Independent). 'Original, atmospheric and genuinely moving ...captures the imagination and does not let go'. (Giles Kristian). It's 1141 and freezing cold. Gwil, a battle-hardened mercenary, is horrified to stumble across a little girl close to death. She has been attacked..
On the day after Halloween, in the year 1327, four children slip away from the cathedral city of Kingsbridge. They are a thief, a bully, a boy genius and a girl who wants to be a doctor. In the forest they see two men killed.
As adults, their lives will be braided together by ambition, love, greed and revenge. They will see prosperity and famine, plague and war. One boy will travel the world ..
The latest epic volume in the multimillion-copy bestselling Outlander series.
It is June 1778, and the world seems to be turning upside-down. The British Army is withdrawing from Philadelphia, with George Washington in pursuit, and for the first time, it looks as if the rebels might actually win. But for Claire Fraser and her family, there are even more tumultuous revolutions that have to be ..