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Forthcoming Books: 2012 edition

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Brenna
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Postby Brenna » Mon February 13th, 2012, 6:34 pm

Is the reedition only being released in the U.K? I looked on amazon.com and only Marianna is listed as being rereleased so before I get all excited...
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emr
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Postby emr » Mon February 13th, 2012, 7:03 pm

"Brenna" wrote:Is the reedition only being released in the U.K? I looked on amazon.com and only Marianna is listed as being rereleased so before I get all excited...


Oh. Dunno... I'd click the "Sign up to be notified when this item becomes available" button so at least they know people want it...
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Madeleine
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Postby Madeleine » Mon February 13th, 2012, 8:38 pm

I don't know either, as I'm only going by what UK websites are selling! You could always check on amazon.com though. They seem to be gradually releasing her books in the UK.
Currently reading "A Trail through Time" by Jodi Taylor & "Angel" by L J Ross

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Susan
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Postby Susan » Mon February 13th, 2012, 11:57 pm

Mariana is being released by Sourcebooks on April 12, 2012...only in paperback as far as I can tell. amazon.com has it for pre-order at $11.43.

http://www.sourcebooks.com/store/mariana.html
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Tanzanite
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Postby Tanzanite » Fri February 24th, 2012, 12:54 am

The Purple Shroud by Stella Duffy. UK release July 5, 2012.

In THEODORA, Stella Duffy brought to life the dramatic and compelling true story of a woman who rose from near-slavery to become Empress of Byzantine Rome. Charming, charismatic and heroic, Theodora had to rely on her wit and talent as well as her beauty to survive. At the end of the novel, she has risen to the impossible heights of Empress. In this stunning and compelling sequel, Stella Duffy continues Theodora's extraordinary story - bringing to life a fascinating and dangerous world in all its rich and splendid power.

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Postby Tanzanite » Fri February 24th, 2012, 12:54 am

Warrior of Rome: The Wolves of the North by Harry Sidebottom. UK release July 5, 2012.

In the fifth novel in Harry Sidebottom's acclaimed and bestselling Warrior of Rome historical fiction series, Ballista returns in Warrior of Rome: The Wolves of the North to undertake yet another epic mission - while the Roman Empire reels in chaos around him.

AD 263 - the Roman Empire is close to turmoil, violent uprising threatening to shatter the fragile balance of power.
In the north, the tribes are increasingly bold in their raids on the Imperium - their savagery unlike anything Rome has known before. Ballista must undertake his most treacherous journey yet - a covert attempt to turn the barbarians against each other. He must face the Heruli - the Eaters of Flesh, the Wolves of the North - the most brutal tribe of them all. As Ballista and his retinue make their journey, someone - or something - is hunting them, picking them off one by one, and leaving a trail of mutilated corpses and terror.
Ballista is in a strange land, among strange people, but is it possible that the greatest threat may come from within his own familia?

Harry Sidebottom's Warrior of Rome: The Wolves of the North is a nail-biting, action packed epic tale of rebellion and terror set in the Roman Empire.

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Postby Tanzanite » Fri February 24th, 2012, 12:55 am

The Red Sea by William Napier. UK release July 19, 2012.

The Mediterranean, 1571. For hundreds of years the Ottoman Empire has ruled the seas. But the seas are only a gateway to the lands they covet beyond.The armies of the Turk are picking off colonies and small islands, and if the Mediterranean falls, then finally perhaps the balance of power between crescent and cross will tip... It has been a momentous summer - the fall of Nicosia, Cyprus besieged and men flayed alive, their bodies displayed as trophies on opposing galleys. Now, as the sun rises on one October day, history will be written in blood. Five hours will shape history. Countries all over western Europe have sent ships and men. Caught up in it are Hodge and Ingoldsby - two young British soldiers who have survived the siege of Malta and are already living on borrowed time. Now, it seems the debt must be repaid...
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Tanzanite
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Postby Tanzanite » Fri February 24th, 2012, 12:56 am

Blood Sisters: The Women Who Won the War of the Roses by Sarah Gristwood. Non-fiction. UK release September 13, 2012.

From best-selling historian, Sarah Gristwood comes the true story behind Philippa Gregory’s recent novels – the women who gave birth to the Tudor dynasty. It is a fiery history of Queens, the perils of power and of how the Wars of the Roses were ended – not by knights in battle, but the sinewy political skills of women.

The events of the Wars of the Roses are usually described in terms of the men involved; Richard, Duke of York, Henry VI, Edward IV and Henry VII. The reality though, argues Sarah Gristwood, was quite different. These years were also packed with women's drama and – in the tales of conflicted maternity and monstrous births – alive with female energy.

In this completely original book, acclaimed author Sarah Gristwood sheds light on a neglected dimension of English history: the impact of Tudor women on the Wars of the Roses. She examines Cecily Neville, the wife of Richard Duke of York, who was deprived of being queen when her husband died at the Battle of Wakefield; Elizabeth Woodville, a widow with several children who married Edward IV in secret and was crowned queen consort; Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII, whose ambitions centred on her son and whose persuasions are likely to have lead her husband Lord Stanley, previously allied with the Yorkists, to play his part in Henry's victory.

Until now, the lives of these women have remained little known to the general public. Sarah Gristwood tells their stories in detail for the first time. Captivating and original, this is historical writing of the most important kind.

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Postby Tanzanite » Fri February 24th, 2012, 12:57 am

Winter of the World by Ken Follett. US and UK release September 18, 2012.

Ken Follett follows up his #1 New York Times bestseller Fall of Giants with a brilliant, page-turning epic about the heroism and honor of World War II, and the dawn of the atomic age.

Ken Follett’s Fall of Giants, the first novel in his extraordinary new historical epic, The Century Trilogy, was an international sensation, acclaimed as “sweeping and fascinating, a book that will consume you for days or weeks” (USA Today) and “grippingly told and readable to the end” (The New York Times Book Review). “If the next two volumes are as lively and entertaining as Fall of Giants,” said The Washington Post, “they should be well worth waiting for.”

Winter of the World picks up right where the first book left off, as its five interrelated families—American, German, Russian, English, Welsh—enter a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great dramas of World War II, up to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs.

Carla von Ulrich, born of German and English parents, finds her life engulfed by the Nazi tide until she commits a deed of great courage and heartbreak. . . . American brothers Woody and Chuck Dewar, each with a secret, take separate paths to momentous events, one in Washington, the other in the bloody jungles of the Pacific. . . . English student Lloyd Williams discovers in the crucible of the Spanish Civil War that he must fight Communism just as hard as Fascism. . . . Daisy Peshkov, a driven American social climber, cares only for popularity and the fast set, until the war transforms her life, not just once but twice, while her cousin Volodya carves out a position in Soviet intelligence that will affect not only this war—but the war to come.

These characters and many others find their lives inextricably entangled as their experiences illuminate the cataclysms that marked the century. From the drawing rooms of the rich to the blood and smoke of battle, their lives intertwine, propelling the reader into dramas of ever-increasing complexity.

As always with Ken Follett, the historical background is brilliantly researched and rendered, the action fast-moving, the characters rich in nuance and emotion. With passion and the hand of a master, he brings us into a world we thought we knew, but now will never seem the same again.
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Postby Tanzanite » Fri February 24th, 2012, 12:58 am

The Tudor Deception by Christopher Gortner. UK release November 8, 2012.

Winter 1554. Brendan Prescott, spymaster to the Princess Elizabeth, has discovered that he is connected to the Tudors by blood as well as allegiance. Though his secret is known only by a few, it could be his downfall as he is called to London to protect the princess.

Accompanied by his young squire Peregrine, he reluctantly leaves his sweetheart Kate behind - but in the city he discovers that no one is quite what they seem. What fate does Queen Mary intend for her sister? Is Robert Dudley somehow manipulating the princess, even though he is locked in the Tower? And should Brendan trust the alluring Sybilla, Mary's lady-in-waiting, who professes to be on his side?

As he tries to unravel the mysteries of the Tudor court Brendan's life will be put in danger many times, and along the way he learns more about his own past.

Bristling with betrayal, death and intrigue, THE TUDOR DECEPTION is as fast-paced and thrilling as THE TUDOR SECRET, its predecessor in the ELIZABETH'S SPYMASTER series.


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