A shocking secret behind a young boy's death leads to three generations of treachery in this breathtaking saga of love, power and revenge, set amid the wealth and decadence of Victorian England… By the 1860s, the Pilasters are one of the world's greatest banking families, with connections that reach from the City of London to far-afield colonies. However, as the family grow ever richer in the sh..
An epic new novel about one of Western civilisation's most traumatic events - the Fall of Constantinople...
Constantinople. For a thousand years, the city was the heart of the vast Byzantine empire. Beloved of Greeks. Coveted by Turks.
1453. The empire has shrunk to what lies within its no-longer magnificent walls. Yet for one man, Constantinople is the stepping stone to destiny. Mehmet 11..
A doua carte a aventurilor tanarului Hector Lynch care, de data aceasta, cade in mainile vestitului pirat John Coxon. Acesta il ia drept nepotul lui Sir Thomas Lynch, guvernator in Jamaica. Hector incurajeaza confuzia pentru a-si putea elibera prietenii, pe Jacques si Dan. Capitanul Coxon il preda pe Hector lui Sir Morgan, dusman jurat al guvernatorului Lynch, doar ca acum adevarul iese la iveal..
Ambushed by a gang of hardened sea robbers headed for the South Sea, Hector Lynch, pirate and fugitive, must navigate their vessel on a nightmarish journey through the stormy seas off Cape Horn. There Hector uncovers the macabre and eerie remains of a small warship emtombed on an ice float. Her only crew are two skeletons - the unfortunate captain and his dog, both frozen to death. When his ruth..
Hector Lynch and his companions are in the Caribbean, diving to plunder a wreck on the notorious Vipers reef, when they are spotted by a passing Spanish ship. To prevent news of their activities getting out, they cripple the Spanish vessel by burning her sails - an act of piracy - and then head for their base in Tortuga. There Hector's wife Maria awaits, for she and Hector are planning a better ..
The siege of Troy is in its ninth year.
The Greeks, with Achilles at their head, have inflicted numerous defeats on the Trojans, but Troy itself still stands. When
Agamemnon is threatened with mutiny by a disillusioned army wanting to return home he changes his tactics by ordering a series of attacks on the allies of Troy, thus depriving the city of reinforcements, trade and supplies. But ev..
To many he was a god. To others he was a monster. The truth is even more extraordinary. As a boy, Alexander dreamed of matching the heroic feats of Achilles. At eighteen he led the Macedonian cavalry to a stunning victory against the Greeks. By twenty-five he had crushed the Persians in three monumental battles and was the master of the greatest empire the world had ever seen. Men began to call ..
The internationally bestselling historical thriller, now a major Netflix series starring Luke Evans, Dakota Fanning and Daniel Brühl.Some things never change.New York City, 1896. Hypocrisy in high places is rife, police corruption commonplace, and a brutal killer is terrorising young male prostitutes.Unfortunately for Police Commissioner Theodore Roosevelt, the psychological profiling of murderers..
AD 441: Imperiul Roman e departe de a fi invins. Desi visteria ii e goala, vizigotii si vandalii s-au asezat pasnic intre hotarele sale. Un alt trib va darama colosul de o mie de ani: hunii. Pentru ca Attila s-a intors din exilul lui de 30 de ani ca sa puna mana pe tron. Va strange laolalta toate clanurile de huni din intreaga Scitie si va forja o armata. Doar apoi se va intoarce impotriva Romei..
Ultima carte din trilogia Attila. Anno Domini 449; viitorul lumii e in balanta. Imperiul Roman, odata preaputernic, zace deschis si vulnerabil la atacurile uriasei armate a hunilor, stransa pe malurile Dunarii. Un singur on vede primejdia: generalul Aetius, care cunoaste prea bine setea de sange si pofta de distrugere a lui Attila.
La 12 ani, Boudica a ucis primul razboinic. La 21, si-a aparat pamantul de invazia celui mai puternic imperiu al lumii. La 40 si-a condus oamenii intr-o rascoala snageroasa - si a devenit legenda. Primul volum din seria dedicata reginei Boudica. Acum - inainte de venirea roamnilor.
'An engrossing new spin on a well-known tale' Antonia Senior, The Times
'Caligula as you've never seen him before! A powerfully moving read from one of the best ancient world authors in the business' Kate Quinn, author of The Alice Network
Everyone knows his name. Everyone thinks they know his story.
Rome 37AD. The emperor is dying. No-one knows how long he has left. The power struggle ..
Cinci familii sunt aduse impreuna de primul razboi mondial, de revolutia rusa si de lupta pentru vot a femeilor. Este 1911, ziua incoronarii lui George V. Billy Williams, un baiat de 13 ani, isi incepe azi munca intr-o mina de carbuni. Familia Williams e legata prin iubire si dusmanie de aristoctata familie Fitzherberts, prorpietara minei de carbuni. Lady Maud Fitzherbert se indragosteste de Wal..
Five linked families live out their destinies as the world is shaken by tyranny and war in the mid-twentieth century
Berlin in 1933 is in upheaval. Eleven-year-old Carla von Ulrich struggles to understand the tensions disrupting her family as Hitler strengthens his grip on Germany. Into this turmoil steps her mother's formidable friend and former British MP, Ethel Leckwith, and her student so..
Herod Antipas rules Galilee, Pontius Pilate is the new Roman governor of Judea, and the Roman Empire rules the world. These are turbulent times for Israel, a troubled land of turmoil and insurrection.
Now in his thirtieth year, Jesus and his tight-knit family endure a long, dusty winter of disruption and chaos. Whispers of his virgin birth still persist, and while he struggles with the demands of..
In Israel, in secolul I, se naste un copil intr-o familie umila de evrei. Copilaria nu ii e usoara pentru ca trebuie sa se impace cu extraordinarele lui puteri si cu soaptele care inconjoara nasterea lui. Tirania regelui Irod a alungat familia de pe Pamantul Sfant in relativ sigura cetate cosmopolita a Alexandriei. La moartea lui Irod, familia hotaraste sa se intoarca acasa, in Galileea - un ter..
Rome, 63 BC. In a city on the brink of acquiring a vast empire, seven men are struggling for power. Cicero is consul, Caesar his ruthless young rival, Pompey the republic's greatest general, Crassus its richest man, Cato a political fanatic, Catilina a psychopath, Clodius an ambitious playboy. The stories of these real historical figures - their alliances and betrayals, their cruelties and seduc..
In eighteenth-century Italy the Castrati recreated heaven on earth. Their exquisite voices soared above the glittering world of courtiers and nobility. Those who achieved fame were showered with riches and sexual favours, but their success also hid a terrible sadness.
Tonio, of noble birth, is the victim of a vengeful brother. Disinherited and forced to join the ranks of the Castrati, he plan..
Cu trei mii de ani inainte de nasterea lui Christos e pe cale sa izbucneasca un conflict de dimensiuni fabuloase. Rasplata victoriei? Civilizatia. Pretul infrangerii? Intoarcerea spe o epoca intunecata. 'A brilliant, fast-paced epic, bringing an entire people back to roaring life. Superb' (Conn Iggulden)
The Great Smog. London. A dense, choking fog engulfs the city and beneath it, history is re-written . . .
1952. Twelve years have passed since Churchill lost to the appeasers and Britain surrendered to Nazi Germany after Dunkirk. As the long German war against Russia rages on in the east, the British people find themselves under dark authoritarian rule: the press, radio and television are con..
In zorii istoriei, un rege razboinic a invins in Mesopotamia o uriasa armata barbara si a intemeiat primul oras al lumii. Dar el stie ca Akkad nu poate supravietui cata vreme bande violente bantuie la marginea desertului, asa incat isi lasa sotia, Trella, ca carma cetatii si pleaca sa ucida restul dusmanilor pentru a-si consolida cucerirea. Dar in aceasta vreme, un general egiptean cucereste cet..
The Forgotten Legion - fighting for honour, freedom and revenge. Romulus and Fabiola are twins, born into slavery after their mother is raped by a drunken nobleman. At thirteen years old they are sold - Romulus to gladiator school, Fabiola into prostitution, where she will catch the eye of one of the most powerful men in Rome. Tarquinius is an Etruscan, a warrior and soothsayer, born enemy of Ro..
The Forgotten Legion fought against almighty odds at the very edge of the known world - and lost. Now Brennus the Gaul, Tarquinius the Etruscan soothsayer and Romulus, bastard son of a Roman nobleman, are prisoners of Parthia. They dream of escape, but in the brutal fighting which lies ahead, only two will survive. Meanwhile, Fabiola, Romulus' twin sister, is caught up in the vicious eddies of R..
Having survived the perils of a journey across half the world, Romulus and Tarquinius are press-ganged into the legions, which are under imminent threat of annihilation by the Egyptians. Meanwhile in Rome, Romulus' twin sister Fabiola lives in fear for her life, loved by Brutus, but wooed by Marcus Antonius, his deadly enemy. Soon after, Romulus fights at Zela, the vicious battle where Caesar fa..
70AD. Disgraced, dishonoured and banished into exile on pain of execution if he ever returns to Rome, the former military tribune Gaius Valerius Verrens makes his way East through the death and destruction of the savage Judaean rebellion. Valerius knows his only hope of long term survival and a restoration of his family’s fortunes lie with his friend Titus, commander of the Army of Judaea and so..
ENEMY OF ROME
The great Carthaginian general, Hannibal, has never forgotten the defeat and humiliation of his father by Rome. Now he plans his revenge and the destruction of the old enemy.
SOLDIER OF CARTHAGE
While Hannibal prepares for war, the young son of one of his most trusted military commanders goes on an innocent adventure with his best friend - and disappears.
The killing fields of Cannae provide the setting for one of the bloodiest battles in history. But who will triumph? Hannibal and his warrior army, or the mighty legions of Rome. By the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Forgotten Legion trilogy.
Hannibal's campaign to defeat Rome continues as he marches south to confront his enemy. With him is a young soldier, Hanno.
Like his general, ..
As Rome's war with Carthage continues, two friends - now on opposing sides - confront each other in one of the most brutal sieges of all time. A new Hannibal novel by the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Forgotten Legion series.
213 BC. Syracuse. Under the merciless Sicilian sun, a city is at war.
Outside the walls, a vast Roman army waits. Yet the city’s incredible defences, designe..
In ancient Rome, parents used to silence misbehaving children with the utterance 'Hannibal ad portas' (Hannibal is at the door). Such was the fear and awe that Hannibal Barca instilled...Told in arcing, epic technicolour, this is the story of one of the ancient world's most remarkable figures and the long, bloody conflict between the two 'superpowers' of the times - the Se..
England, 1071. Five years have passed since the crushing Norman victory at the Battle of Hastings. The country reels under the savage rule of the new king, the one they call 'the Bastard'. The North has been left a wasteland - villages razed, innocents put to the sword, land stolen. It seems no atrocity is too great to ensure William's grip upon the crown. Rats feed upon fields of the dead
Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters addressed ominously to 'My dear and unfortunate successor'. Her discovery plunges her into a world she never dreamed of - a labyrinth where the secrets of her father's past and her mother's mysterious fate connect to an evil hidden in the depths of history.
In those few quiet m..
A stunning new series from Michael Jecks, perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden.
The year is 1346 and King Edward III is restless. Despite earlier victories his army has still not achieved a major breakthrough and the French crown remains intact. Determined to bring France under English rule and the French army to its knees he has regrouped and planned a new route of attack.
THE ROMAN EMPIRE HAS NO MERCY IN ITS QUEST FOR POWER.Aurelius Castus is one of the leading military commanders of an empire riven by civil war. As the Emperor Constantine grows ever more ruthless in his pursuit of power, Castus fears that the world he knows is slipping away.On the eve of the war's final campaign, Castus discovers that the emperor's son Crispus aims to depose of his father and rest..
This evocative account of the life of the Renaissance's greatest figure traces Leonardo's early development as an artist and court figure to his final years in exile, portraying his loves and sufferings, as well as his intellectual curiosity and tireless loyalty to his ideals. But it is the background to his famous painting La Gioconda and his relationship with the mysterious Florentine woman wh..
Arimnestos of Plataea grew up wanting to be a bronze-smith, like his father. Then, in the chaos of war, he was taken to a city in the Persian empire and sold as a slave. To win his freedom he had to show that he could fight and kill. Now, to preserve that freedom, he must kill again. For the Persians are coming. A vast army sent by King Darius to put down the rebellious Greeks and burn the city ..
Arimnestos of Plataea is a man who has seen and done things that most men only dream about. Sold into slavery as a boy, he fought his way to freedom, and then to everlasting fame - standing alongside the Athenians at the Battle of Marathon where the Greeks crushed the invading Persians. Sometimes, however, a man's greatest triumph is followed by his greatest sorrow. Returning to his farm, Ari..
Slave, pirate, husband and lover - Arimnestos of Plataea has been many things in the course of his life. But men remember him best as one of the heroes of the Battle of Marathon, the epic victory that prevented all of Greece from falling under the Persian yoke. But now there is a new Great King on the throne, determined to succeed where his father failed. As rumours abound of a vast Persian inva..
In AD 77, Egiptul era destinatia poredilecta a turistilor romani, gazduind nu una, ci doua din minunile lumii antice: un Centru Cultural si indivizi cu apucaturi exotice.Din pacate, cand Falco viziteaza Egiptul, descopera ca, in plus, e un culcus al comploturilor si crimelor. Cand Bibliotecarul sef moare in imprejurari suspecte, autoritatile romane sunt mai mult decat incantate sa ii plaseze caz..
Spiritul de aventura il cheama pe Marcus Didius Falco intr-o noua misiune de spionaj pentru imparatul Vespasian in nesupusl Est. Mai face rost de niste abni si de la vechea lui prietena Thalia, dansatoarea cu serpi, care il roaga sa o gaseasca pe Sophrona, organista ei care a disparut. Cum cheltuielile ii sunt acoperite de seful spionilor, Anacrites, Falco stie ca n-are ca sa mearga rau. Un conf..
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..