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The Soldier's Curse

The Soldier's Curse

Author: Thomas Keneally, Meg Keneally
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501167189
Pages: 352
Year: 2017-12-12
From the “greatest living practitioner of historical fiction” (Christian Science Monitor) Thomas Keneally and his eldest daughter Meg Keneally comes the first novel in a fast-paced, gripping, and witty historical crime series. In the Port Macquarie penal settlement for second offenders, Hugh Monsarrat hungers for freedom. Originally imprisoned for forging documents to pass himself off as a lawyer, he is now the trusted clerk of the settlement’s commandant. His position has certain advantages, including access to the Government House kitchen and outstanding cups of tea from housekeeper Hannah Mulrooney, who is his most intelligent companion. But things change when the commandant heads off on assignment and his beautiful wife, Honora, suddenly falls ill. Only when she dies does it becomes clear she has been slowly poisoned. Monsarrat and Mrs. Mulrooney suspect the commandant’s right hand man, Captain Diamond, a cruel man who shared an intimate history with Honora. But when Diamond has Mrs. Mulrooney arrested for the murder, Monsarrat must find the real killer in order to exonerate this innocent woman and his good friend in this thrilling and whip-smart mystery.
The Soldier’s Curse

The Soldier’s Curse

Author: Tom Keneally, Meg Keneally
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1786072009
Pages: 304
Year: 2017-11-02
In an Australian penal colony at the edge of the known world, gentleman convict Hugh Monserrat has risen from convicted forger to trusted clerk of the settlement’s commandant. Not long after the commandant heads off in search of a rumoured river, his beautiful wife Honora falls ill with a sickness the doctor is unable to identify. And when Honora dies, it becomes clear she has been slowly poisoned. Monsarrat and perceptive housekeeper Mrs Mulrooney feel suspicious as regards the motives of Captain Diamond, the commandant’s second-in-command. In a trice Diamond has Mrs Mulrooney arrested for murder. To save his new friend from the hangman’s noose, Monsarrat must go all out to unmask the real killer.
The Soldier's Curse

The Soldier's Curse

Author: Meg Keneally, Tom Keneally
Publisher: Random House Australia
ISBN: 0857989375
Pages: 384
Year: 2016-03-01
A fast-paced, witty and gripping historical crime series from Tom Keneally and his eldest daughter Meg. In the Port Macquarie penal settlement for second offenders, at the edge of the known world, gentleman convict Hugh Monsarrat hungers for freedom. Originally transported for forging documents passing himself off as a lawyer, he is now the trusted clerk of the settlement's commandant. His position has certain advantages, such as being able to spend time in the Government House kitchen, being supplied with outstanding cups of tea by housekeeper Hannah Mulrooney, who, despite being illiterate, is his most intelligent companion. Not long after the commandant heads off in search of a rumoured river, his beautiful wife, Honora, falls ill with a sickness the doctor is unable to identify. When Honora dies, it becomes clear she has been slowly poisoned. Monsarrat and Mrs Mulrooney suspect the commandant's second-in-command, Captain Diamond, a cruel man who shares history with Honora. Then Diamond has Mrs Mulrooney arrested for the murder. Knowing his friend will hang if she is tried, Monsarrat knows he must find the real killer. And so begins The Monsarrat Series, a fast-paced, witty and gripping series from Tom Keneally and his eldest daughter, Meg.
Curse on This Country

Curse on This Country

Author: Danny Orbach
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 1501708333
Pages: 384
Year: 2017-02-01
Imperial Japanese soldiers were notorious for blindly following orders, and their enemies in the Pacific War derided them as "cattle to the slaughter." But, in fact, the Japanese Army had a long history as one of the most disobedient armies in the world. Officers repeatedly staged coups d'états, violent insurrections, and political assassinations; their associates defied orders given by both the government and the general staff, launched independent military operations against other countries, and in two notorious cases conspired to assassinate foreign leaders despite direct orders to the contrary. In Curse on This Country, Danny Orbach explains the culture of rebellion in the Japanese armed forces. It was a culture created by a series of seemingly innocent decisions, each reasonable in its own right, which led to a gradual weakening of Japanese government control over its army and navy. The consequences were dire, as the armed forces dragged the government into more and more of China across the 1930s—a culture of rebellion that made the Pacific War possible. Orbach argues that brazen defiance, rather than blind obedience, was the motive force of modern Japanese history. Curse on This Country follows a series of dramatic events: assassinations in the dark corners of Tokyo, the famous rebellion of Saigō Takamori, the “accidental” invasion of Taiwan, the Japanese ambassador’s plot to murder the queen of Korea, and the military-political crisis in which the Japanese prime minister “changed colors.” Finally, through the sinister plots of the clandestine Cherry Blossom Society, we follow the deterioration of Japan into chaos, fascism, and world wa
The Soldier's Curse

The Soldier's Curse

Author: Thomas Keneally, Meg Keneally
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501167189
Pages: 352
Year: 2017-12-12
From the “greatest living practitioner of historical fiction” (Christian Science Monitor) Thomas Keneally and his eldest daughter Meg Keneally comes the first novel in a fast-paced, gripping, and witty historical crime series. In the Port Macquarie penal settlement for second offenders, Hugh Monsarrat hungers for freedom. Originally imprisoned for forging documents to pass himself off as a lawyer, he is now the trusted clerk of the settlement’s commandant. His position has certain advantages, including access to the Government House kitchen and outstanding cups of tea from housekeeper Hannah Mulrooney, who is his most intelligent companion. But things change when the commandant heads off on assignment and his beautiful wife, Honora, suddenly falls ill. Only when she dies does it becomes clear she has been slowly poisoned. Monsarrat and Mrs. Mulrooney suspect the commandant’s right hand man, Captain Diamond, a cruel man who shared an intimate history with Honora. But when Diamond has Mrs. Mulrooney arrested for the murder, Monsarrat must find the real killer in order to exonerate this innocent woman and his good friend in this thrilling and whip-smart mystery.
The Curse of Jacob Tracy

The Curse of Jacob Tracy

Author: Holly Messinger
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250038987
Pages: 320
Year: 2015-12-01
Developing a terrifying ability to see ghosts after nearly dying on the battlefield at Antietam, Jacob Tracy reluctantly accepts a job from an Englishwoman who claims she can help him control his powers if she will help her claim a dead friend's legacy. A first novel. 30,000 first printing.
Curse of the Coloring Book

Curse of the Coloring Book

Author: Howard L. Hibbard
Publisher:
ISBN: 0985634464
Pages: 384
Year: 2016-12-12
A novel with double narrative: one about an attorney fighting a legal-malpractice lawsuit, a curse, and Post-Traumatic Stress. The other, flashbacks to when a combat lieutenant in Vietnam War, achieving military goals, commanding stressed odd balls in battle, and humorous states. Bonus: Lawrence Ferlinghetti poems; vet PTSD resources; and photos.
Soldier of the Mist

Soldier of the Mist

Author: Gene Wolfe
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312937342
Pages: 335
Year: 1986
Latro, a mercenary soldier from the north, has suffered a head wound in battle but has developed the ability to see and converse with all of the invisible gods, goddesses, ghosts, demons, and werewolves that inhabit the land
The Soldiers of Halla

The Soldiers of Halla

Author: D.J. MacHale
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 143916424X
Pages: 608
Year: 2009-05-12
The final installment of the #1 New York Times bestselling series! Every question is answered. Every truth is revealed. The final battle has begun. It was all leading up to this moment. Nine books—nine battles for nine territories—have brought Bobby Pendragon to where he is now. At last, Bobby and the rest of the travelers must join forces in an epic war against Saint Dane for not only one last territory, but for all of Halla. With more than three million books in print, the number one New York Times bestselling Pendragon series has a huge and passionate fan base, and these fans will not be disappointed as the series comes to an action-packed and satisfying conclusion in the tenth and final installment.
Shaman's Crossing

Shaman's Crossing

Author: Robin Hobb
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061793353
Pages: 624
Year: 2009-10-13
Nevare Burvelle is the second son of a second son, destined from birth to carry a sword. The wealthy young noble will follow his father—newly made a lord by the King of Gernia—into the cavalry, training in the military arts at the elite King's Cavella Academy in the capital city of Old Thares. Bright and well-educated, an excellent horseman with an advantageous engagement, Nevare's future appears golden. But as his Academy instruction progresses, Nevare begins to realize that the road before him is far from straight. The old aristocracy looks down on him as the son of a "new noble" and, unprepared for the political and social maneuvering of the deeply competitive school and city, the young man finds himself entangled in a web of injustice, discrimination, and foul play. In addition, he is disquieted by his unconventional girl-cousin Epiny—who challenges his heretofore unwavering world view—and by the bizarre dreams that haunt his nights. For twenty years the King's cavalry has pushed across the grasslands, subduing and settling its nomads and claiming the territory in Gernia's name. Now they have driven as far as the Barrier Mountains, home to the Speck people, a quiet, forest-dwelling folk who retain the last vestiges of magic in a world that is rapidly becoming modernized. From childhood Nevare has been taught that the Specks are a primitive people to be pitied for their backward ways—and feared for their indigenous diseases, including the deadly Speck plague, which has ravaged the frontier towns and military outposts. The Dark Evening brings the carnival to Old Thares, and with it an unknown magic, and the first Specks Nevare has ever seen . . .
The Curse of Chalion

The Curse of Chalion

Author: Lois McMaster Bujold
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061793043
Pages: 448
Year: 2009-10-13
A man broken in body and spirit, Cazaril returns to the noble household he once served as page and is named secretary-tutor to the beautiful, strong-willed sister of the impetuous boy who is next in line to rule. It is an assignment Cazaril dreads, for it must ultimately lead him to the place he most fears: the royal court of Cardegoss, where the powerful enemies who once placed him in chains now occupy lofty positions. But it is more than the traitorous intrigues of villains that threaten Cazaril and the Royesse Iselle here, for a sinister curse hangs like a sword over the entire blighted House of Chalion. And only by employing the darkest, most forbidden of magics can Cazaril hope to protect his royal charge -- an act that will mark him as a tool of the miraculous . . . and trap him in a lethal maze of demonic paradox.
When Montezuma Met Cortes

When Montezuma Met Cortes

Author: Matthew Restall
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062427288
Pages: 560
Year: 2018-02-06
A dramatic rethinking of the encounter between Montezuma and Hernando Cortés that completely overturns what we know about the Spanish conquest of the Americas On November 8, 1519, the Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortés first met Montezuma, the Aztec emperor, at the entrance to the capital city of Tenochtitlan. This introduction—the prelude to the Spanish seizure of Mexico City and to European colonization of the mainland of the Americas—has long been the symbol of Cortés’s bold and brilliant military genius. Montezuma, on the other hand, is remembered as a coward who gave away a vast empire and touched off a wave of colonial invasions across the hemisphere. But is this really what happened? In a departure from traditional tellings, When Montezuma Met Cortés uses “the Meeting”—as Restall dubs their first encounter—as the entry point into a comprehensive reevaluation of both Cortés and Montezuma. Drawing on rare primary sources and overlooked accounts by conquistadors and Aztecs alike, Restall explores Cortés’s and Montezuma’s posthumous reputations, their achievements and failures, and the worlds in which they lived—leading, step by step, to a dramatic inversion of the old story. As Restall takes us through this sweeping, revisionist account of a pivotal moment in modern civilization, he calls into question our view of the history of the Americas, and, indeed, of history itself.
Surrender the Key (the Library Book 1)

Surrender the Key (the Library Book 1)

Author: D. J. MacHale
Publisher: Yearling
ISBN: 1101932562
Pages: 272
Year: 2017-09-15
"Originally published in hardcover in the United States as Curse of the Boggin by Random House Children's Books, New York, in 2016."
Unbroken Curses

Unbroken Curses

Author: Rebecca Brown, Daniel Yoder
Publisher: Whitaker House
ISBN: 1603741801
Pages: 176
Year: 1995-12-01
Are you one of the many victims of an unbroken curse? Today, countless Christians throughout the world are plagued by unexplained poverty, calamities, and a variety of adverse circumstances. Their lives are tragically filled with heartache and desperation as they continuously struggle against overpowering temptation, physical and mental illness, and a myriad of catastrophic events. Usually they are unaware that their plight is the result of an unbroken curse that has been placed upon them and perhaps upon their families. Some of the causes: Hatred and jealousy Trespassing on the Devil’s territory Handling unholy things Inherited curses Breaking vows to God The solution: The Bible specifically instructs every believer to avoid curses and to recognize and break them. Yet, an astonishing number of Bible-believing Christians have either not read or do not remember these essential spiritual principles. Thus, many believers live under the affliction of unbroken curses. This book will show you the necessary biblical steps to recognize, prevent, and break every type of curse.
Curse of the Whiskey House

Curse of the Whiskey House

Author: Marc Lacy
Publisher:
ISBN: 097497126X
Pages: 296
Year: 2015-03-15
Curse of the Whiskey House is the first book of an actionpacked trilogy called, The Whiskey House Trilogy. The second book,Viral Xgressions, and the third, The Ghost of Ace Honeycutt will beas highly touted and action heavy as their predecessor, Curse of theWhiskey House. This immensely anticipated Trilogy is three years inthe making. Poet/Author Marc Lacy takes a serious societal issue andcleverly implants it within a motley slate of characters, and laces it witha heavy backstory. This trilogy will challenge readers to question theirperception of their own community after being impacted by this seriesof message sending page-turners.