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Post by Mythica » Sun June 29th, 2014, 2:05 pm

Re-print

The French Executioner by C.C. Humphreys
US: Oct 7, 2014

The most notorious executioner of his time, Jean Rombaud is brought over from France by Henry VIII to behead the condemned Queen of England, Anne Boleyn. But on the eve of her execution, Rombaud is coaxed into a promise by the ill-fated queen to bury her six-fingered hand at a sacred crossroads.


Yet in a religious war-torn Europe, the hand of this infamous Protestant icon is such a powerful relic that many will kill for it...And so from a battle between slave galleys, to a black mass in a dungeon, to the fortress of an apocalyptic Messiah, Rombaud must travel to honor his vow.

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Post by Mythica » Sun June 29th, 2014, 2:12 pm

[quote=""Mythica""]The first two are, but they are under different titles. The first one is The Time of the Wolf and the second one is The Winter Warrior.[/quote]

Ah, looks like the third one is out next year in the US: http://www.amazon.com/End-Days-Novel-Me ... 902&sr=1-4

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Post by Mythica » Sun June 29th, 2014, 2:14 pm

Madame Picasso by Anne Girard
Aug 26, 2014

Novelist Anne Girard brings to life the mesmerizing and untold story of Eva Gouel, the unforgettable woman who stole the heart of the greatest artist of our time

When Eva Gouel moves to Paris from the countryside, she is full of ambition and dreams of stardom. Though young and inexperienced, she manages to find work as a costumer at the famous Moulin Rouge, and it is here that she first catches the attention of Pablo Picasso, a rising star in the art world.

A brilliant but eccentric artist, Picasso sets his sights on Eva, and Eva can't help but be drawn into his web. But what starts as a torrid affair soon evolves into what will become the first great love of Picasso's life.

With sparkling insight and passion, Madame Picasso introduces us to a dazzling heroine, taking us from the salon of Gertrude Stein to the glamorous Moulin Rouge and inside the studio and heart of one of the most enigmatic and iconic artists of the twentieth century.

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Post by Lisa » Sun June 29th, 2014, 8:37 pm

Whaat, that French Executioner story sounds nuts! Interesting cover design as well.

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Post by Mythica » Tue July 1st, 2014, 5:41 pm

Resistance: The Bravehearts Chronicles by Jack Whyte (previously titled "Robert the Bruce" and "The Renegade")
UK: 31 July 2014

Born to a divided kingdom. Destined to unite it.

AD 1286: The King of Scots is killed, leaving no heir. Twelve-year-old Robert Bruce, heir to the great House of Bruce, comes of age amid the bitter rivalry of Scotland's most powerful nobles to claim the vacant throne.

The boy is schooled in the arts of warfare and the manipulation of ruthless and violent men, but when the Scottish Crown is bestowed upon Bruce's greatest enemies, Robert travels with his family to England, swearing feudal loyalty to King Edward Plantagenet - known as 'Longshanks'.

But Longshanks's increasing treachery and his brutal attempts to annexe Scotland see Robert turning renegade and returning to his home country. The Battle of Bannockburn lies ahead and a legend is born.

This is the story of one man's resistance, and the bravery of a country that would not yield.

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Post by Mythica » Tue July 1st, 2014, 5:52 pm

The Iron Castle (Outlaw Chronicles) by Angus Donald
UK: 3 July 2014

Normandy Ablaze
AD 1203: England and France are locked in a brutal struggle for power. The fate of the embattled duchy of Normandy is in the hands of the weak and untrustworthy King John. Facing disaster, he calls for help from a former outlaw - Robin Hood.

The Earl of Locksley
As King Philip II's army rips through the Norman defences, Robin - the Earl of Locksley - leads a savage mercenary force into battle under the English banner, supported by his loyal lieutenant Sir Alan Dale. But defeat is only one castle away.

The Iron Castle
The most powerful fortress in Christendom, only Château Gaillard can resist the French advance. Robin and Alan must defend this last bastion against overwhelming force - for if the Iron Castle falls, Normandy will fall with it.

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Post by Mythica » Tue July 1st, 2014, 6:27 pm

The Siege Winter by Ariana Franklin & Samantha Norman (titled Winter Siege in the UK)
UK: 9 Oct 2014
US: February 24, 2015

1141. A mercenary watches from the icy reeds as a little girl with red hair is attacked by his own men. He is powerless to stop them.

But a strange twist of fate brings them together again. Sheltering in a church, he finds the girl freezing cold, close to death, clutching a sliver of parchment. And now he is certain of what he must do.

He will bring her back to life. He will train her to fight. And he will protect her from the man who calls himself a monk, who lost a piece of parchment he will do anything to get back . . .

An epic account of the brutal winter when Stephen and Matilda tore England apart in their battle for its crown - when atrocities were inflicted on the innocent, but bravery found a home in an old solider and a young girl.

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Post by Mythica » Tue July 1st, 2014, 6:49 pm

The Ripper's Wife by Brandy Purdy
October 28, 2014

A suspenseful, spellbinding novel of love, jealousy, and murder, The Ripper's Wife reimagines the most notorious serial killer in history through the eyes of the woman who sealed his fate.
"Love makes sane men mad and can turn a gentle man into a fiend."

It begins as a fairytale romance--a shipboard meeting in 1880 between vivacious Southern belle Florence Chandler and handsome English cotton broker James Maybrick. Courtship and a lavish wedding soon follow, and the couple settles into an affluent Liverpool suburb.

From the first, their marriage is doomed by lies. Florie, hardly the heiress her scheming mother portrayed, is treated as an outsider by fashionable English society. James's secrets are infinitely darker--he has a mistress, an arsenic addiction, and a vicious temper. But Florie has no inkling of her husband's depravity until she discovers his diary--and in it, a litany of bloody deeds. . .

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Post by Madeleine » Tue July 8th, 2014, 1:41 pm

[quote=""LadyB""]Whaat, that French Executioner story sounds nuts! Interesting cover design as well.[/quote]

Yes it does :D The Ariana Franklin book sounds interesting though.
Currently reading: "The Comforts of Home" by Susan Hill

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Post by Lisa » Mon July 21st, 2014, 11:11 am

[quote=""Mythica""]Cover (it's not even very good if you ask me):

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Looks like the cover has been updated for PG's The King's Curse (in the UK at least). It's slightly less creepy than the hands I suppose, but only slightly...
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