Category: Historical Fiction

Time to Depart: A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery (Marcus Didius Falco, Book 7)

By Lindsey Davis

Petronius Longus, captain of the Aventine watch and Falco's oldest good friend, has ultimately nailed certainly one of Rome's best criminals. below Roman legislations, voters should not imprisoned yet are allowed "time to depart" into exile outdoors the Empire. One darkish and gloomy sunrise, Petro and Falco placed the evil Balbinus aboard a boat.

But quickly after, a pandemic of theft and homicide indicates a brand new legal ring has moved into Balbinus's territory. Petro and Falco needs to descend into the underworld of Vespasian's Rome to enquire.

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Dodger

By Terry Pratchett

Beloved and bestselling writer Sir Terry Pratchett's Dodger, a Printz Honor booklet, combines excessive comedy with deep knowledge in a story of 1 notable boy's upward thrust in a fantasy-infused Victorian London.

Seventeen-year-old Dodger is content material as a sewer scavenger. yet he enters a brand new global while he rescues a tender lady from a beating, and her destiny affects probably the most strong humans in England.

From Dodger's come upon with the mad barber Sweeney Todd, to his conferences with the nice author Charles Dickens and the calculating baby-kisser Benjamin Disraeli, background and myth intertwine in a panoramic account of event and mystery.

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The Caged Graves

The yr is 1867, and seventeen-year-old Verity Boone is worked up to come back to Catawissa, Pennsylvania, the homeland she left while she used to be only a child. Now she is going to eventually meet the fiancé she understands simply via letters! quickly, despite the fact that, she discovers surprisingly caged graves . . . and learns that one among them is her personal mother’s. Verity swears she’ll unravel why her mom was once buried in “unhallowed flooring” during this suspenseful youngster secret that swirls with rumors of witchcraft, buried gold from the times of the battle of Independence, or even extra surprising relations secrets and techniques.

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Carlota

By Scott O'Dell

Raised to take where of her lifeless brother,  Carlota de Zubaran can do something that Carlos could  have performed. She races her stallion via the  California lowlands, dives into shark-infested waters  searching for gold, and fights within the battles that  rage among the Mexicans and the american citizens. At  sixteen, she is fearless--and that pleases her  father very much.

Yet whereas Carlota  throughly enjoys her freedom, she desires to be more  than her father's "son." She desires to be  herself, courageous and brave yet loose to show  feelings of tenderness and compassion to boot. Her  father thinks such emotions are shameful, so Carlota  must defy him. that would be the main difficult  battle of all.

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The Fire-Eaters

By David Almond

Bobby Burns is familiar with he's a fortunate lad. becoming up in sleepy Keely Bay, Bobby is uncovered to all demeanour of wondrous issues: stars reflecting off the icy sea, a pal that could heal injured fawns along with her desires, a guy who can consume hearth. yet darkness looks impending Bobby's lifestyles from both sides. Bobby's new institution is a chilly, merciless position. His father is being affected by a mysterious ailment that threatens to rip his relatives aside. And the us and USSR are trying out nuclear missiles and creeping nearer and towards a world-engulfing war.

Together along with his wonder-working good friend, Ailsa Spink, and the fire-eating illusionist McNulty, Bobby will learn how to think in miracles that would store the folk and position he loves.

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Palace of Spies

By Sarah Zettel

A caution to all younger girls of soft breeding who desire to embark upon lives of experience: Don't.

Sixteen-year-old Peggy is a well-bred orphan who's coerced into posing as a girl in ready on the palace of King George I. existence is grand, till Peggy begins to suspect that the woman she's impersonating could have been murdered. except Peggy can observe the reality, she should be doomed to an analogous poor destiny. yet in a court docket of shadows and intrigue, an individual can be a spy—perhaps even the good-looking younger artist with whom Peggy is falling in love . . .

History and secret spark during this bubbling sequence debut.

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Amelia Earhart: Lady Lindy (The Treasure Chest, Book 8)

By Ann Hood

Ann Hood’s pleasant ancient sequence keeps with considered one of America’s nice woman heroes!

Great-Uncle Thorne sends Maisie, Felix, and the Ziff twins on a perilous journey again in time in the course of the Treasure Chest and into the Congo to discover Amy Pickworth, Thorne’s lacking aunt. while Maisie and Felix get separated from the twins, they use the magic of The Treasure Chest and locate themselves in early twentieth-century Kansas with a tender woman named Amelia Earhart.

Every Treasure Chest book incorporates a biography of the featured ancient determine besides Ann’s favourite evidence from her study!

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Curse of the Ancients (Infinity Ring #4)

From the publishers of Spirit Animals and The 39 Clues and the brain of James Dashner, number 1 New York Times bestselling writer of The Maze Runner.

motion, humor, and genuine historical past collide within the Infinity Ring series!

Sera has a mystery. She's visible the longer term, and it's a terrifying position. regrettably, she cannot do whatever to avoid the Cataclysm whereas stranded with Dak and Riq hundreds of thousands of years some time past. Their basically desire lies with the traditional Maya, a mysterious those who declare to grasp greatly concerning the destiny. Is there extra to those ancients than meets the eye?

BONUS! subscribe to the journey -- and event key moments in historical past -- within the epic on-line Infinity Ring video game. every one e-book within the sequence unlocks a complete new quest at

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Red Station (Harry Tate, Book 1)

By Adrian Magson

First within the brand-new Harry Tate mystery sequence - Having been made the scapegoat for a botched medications intercept operation, MI5 officer Harry Tate is dispatched to ‘Red Station’, a distant outpost within the Balkans, ostensibly to prevent press scrutiny, yet the place in impression the safety companies ship ‘problem’ brokers they’d prefer to be rid of. however the outpost is thrust into the overseas highlight while troops commence massing within the zone; and, because the state of affairs turns into more and more harmful, Tate discovers the genuine, actually surprising, objective in the back of ‘Red Station’ – and makes a decision to struggle again . . .

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