Slight spine crease

//Slight spine crease
­
  • 1610

    1610: Hermetic magic is about to transform into science - this is the year everything could change.  Robert Fludd, English physician and astrologer uses Jon Dee's method of foretelling the future. It appears to work but he doesn't like the centuries he's predicting. Someone will have to change the future. Rochefort, duellist, down-at-heel aristocrat and spy for the Duc de Sully, France's powerful finance minister, has troubles of his own - Dariole, a young man of his acquaintance who is lust walking on two legs and as irresponsible as an alley-cat. The last thing he needs is a mad English astrologer in his life. Continental Europe is briefly at peace - but Henry IV is planning to invade the German principalities. Five years earlier, in England, conspirators almost succeeded in blowing up King James and his Parliament. The seeds of the English Civil War and the Thirty  Years' War are being sown... For a man of no conscience, Rochefort is about to be caught between loyalty, love and blackmail - between kings, queens, politicians and Rosicrucians - and all this before he encounters the woman he has, unknowingly, crossed land and sea to meet. Robert Fludd is pulling the strings... And Rochefort does not take kindly to being someone's puppet.

  • 3001 final odyssey
    The body of Frank Poole, lost for a thousand years since HAL caused his death en route to Jupiter, is recovered - and enhanced.  Poole is the only one who can solve the mystery of the Monolith's mission.
  • 44 scotland street

    Scotland Street is in Edinburgh's Bohemian New Town has more than its fair share of eccentrics and students. When Pat - on her second gap year and a source of worry to her parents - is accepted as a new tenant at number 44, she isn't sure how long she'll last. Her flatmate Bruce, rugby-playing surveyor, is impossibly narcissistic, carelessly philandering and maddeningly handsome. Downstairs is gloriously pretentious Irene, whose precocious 5 year old is in therapy after setting fire to his father's copy of The Guardian. And then there is shrewd, intellectual Domenica MacDonald mysteriously employed but a sharp-eyed observer of the house's activities in her spare time...

  • Dark And Hungry God Arises

    Book III of the Gap series. After a terrifying encounter with the Amnonian aliens, Nick Succorso makes for the safety of Thanatos Minor, the infamous bootleg shipyard where galaxial illegals come for ship repair and exotic indulgence.  But the Amnonians are waiting for Nick, Morn Hyland and her force-grown son Davies, making the haven into a hell.

  • Man Betrayed

    Book II of The Book Of Words. At Castle Harvell, demented Prince Kylock grabs the reins of his power and hate by murdering his father. Harvell's two young refugees are torn apart by the storms of war: headstrong Melliandra is captured by brutal slavers and Jack, whose wild power works miracles, falls prey to a smuggler's lying charms and a woman's seductive schemes. Meanwhile a knight's shattered destiny is about to lead from death-sport pits to the blood-strewn creation of an empire.

  • a man rides through
    Book II of Mordant's Need. Terisa Morgan needs to escape.  Gilbur is trying to kill her, Castellan Lebbick wants to torture her and she must find Geraden.  The fortress of Orison is under siege by the Alend army; the forces of Cadwal, led by Arch-Imager Vagel, are ready to strike; the traitor Eremis is preparing the ground for the enemies and King Joyse's actions are more baffling than ever.  Everything they love in the land of Mordant is about to be destroyed - unless they can prevent it with mirrors and imagery.
  • pocketful of rye
    Gladys, a maid in the Fortescue home, is found strangled with a stocking - and a clothes peg on her nose.  Miss Marple is on hand to deal withthe mystery.
  • rage of regents
    In  1568, the defeat of Mary Queen of Scots at the battle of Langside and her subsequent flight to England left Scotland in turmoil.  Her infant son was crowned James VI with her illegitimate half brother the Earl of Moray as Regent.  The population was bitterly divided as Moray and the Protestant Lords began to wreak terrible vengeance on supporters of the losing side.  Having fought for the Queen, the Carmichaels of Lanarkshire were in a precarious position. Poor nineteen year-old John Carmichael, Younger of that Ilk, whose sole ambitions were land-improving, organising fishing expeditions and raising a family was to become deeply entangled in the murky world of Scots Regency government and finding himself in great danger.
  • Talent For War Jack Mcdevitt
    Everyone knew the legend of Christopher Sim.  Fighter.  Leader. An interstellar hero with a rare talent for war.  Sim changed mankind's history forever when he forged a ragtag group of misfits into the weapon that broke the back of the alien Ashiyyur.  But now, Alex Benedict has found  a startling bit of information, long buried in an ancient computer file.  If it's true, then Christopher Sim was a fraud. For his own sake and that of history, Alex Benedict must follow the dark track of a legend, into the very heart of the alien galaxy where he will confront a truth far stranger than any imaginable fiction.