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Greyson – Part 2

*** This is part 2 of 4. In addition, Greyson — The COMPLETE Serial (parts 1-4) is now available in a convenient box set ***
From NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Cali MacKay…
From the moment Greyson sets eyes on Juno, he knows her for what she is—his fated mate. There can be no other for him, which poses its own set of problems when he finds her standing over the dead body of a bear shifter from a rival clan. With the dead man’s family seeking revenge, the only way to keep her safe is for them to get married, making her a protected member of his wolf pack—but that’s going to take a whole lot of convincing, especially when Juno looks panicked and ready to bolt.
Juno has a massive problem and accidentally killing a man in self-defense is just the start of it. She’s still rattled after finding out about a world she never knew existed, especially when she’s hiding a huge secret of her own. Though Greyson is sexy and sweet, and she could really fall for him, sticking around just isn’t an option, since she’d only be putting him in danger. And marrying him? That’s definitely not a solution to her messed up life.
With Juno’s life on the line, can Greyson convince her to take a chance on him, knowing he’ll not only keep her safe but make her happy or will she risk it all to keep him from the curse she has no control over?

The Grey Bastards

***THE NO. 1 AMAZON BESTSELLER***

‘AN ADDICTIVELY READABLE – AND UNDENIABLY COOL – FANTASY MASTERWORK’ Kirkus

‘FILTHY, CHARISMATIC AND FRANKLY EXCELLENT’ Mark Lawrence

BRING ON THE ORCS . . .

Jackal is proud to be a Grey Bastard, member of a sworn brotherhood of half-orcs. Unloved and unwanted in civilized society, the Bastards eke out a hard life in the desolate no-man’s-land called the Lots, protecting frail and noble human civilization from invading bands of vicious full-blooded orcs.

But as Jackal is soon to learn, his pride may be misplaced. Because a dark secret lies at the heart of the Bastards’ existence – one that reveals a horrifying truth behind humanity’s tenuous peace with the orcs, and exposes a grave danger on the horizon.

On the heels of the ultimate betrayal, Jackal must scramble to stop a devastating invasion – even as he wonders where his true loyalties lie.

A standout adventure fantasy debut that’s down, dirty and damn good fun – perfect for fans of Joe Abercombie, Mark Lawrence, Markus Heitz’s Dwarves series and Stan Nicholl’s Orcs series.

‘A gritty adventure with a fantastic, foul-mouthed voice . . . Fans of Abercrombie’s The First Law . . . will like this a lot’ Django Wexler

‘A bloody good tale of battle, betrayal and war pigs’ Brian McClellan

‘Jonathan French has to be lauded for his plot ingenuity, bawdry charm and vicious characters. The Grey Bastards has instantaneously catapulted him into my must-read list’ Fantasy Book Critic

‘I’d like to raise a tankard to The Grey Bastards’ brilliance’ Fantasy Faction

**Recensie(s)**

French is one of a new and exciting stock of writers like Ed McDonald and Nicholas Eames who have invigorated the fantasy genre by doing the impossible: combining the crushing weight of grimdark with a vibrant humour that breathes life into the pages. The Grey Bastards is a huge success * The Fantasy Hive * I f*cking loved this book. The Grey Bastards went down like a shot of good top-shelf tequila: warm and smooth, but with one hell of a spicy kick * Bibliosanctum * The ugly secrets, betrayals, and twists in this book keep the pages turning as Jackal and his friends discover and fight back against the dark magics and conspiracies involved * Booklist * It’s a wild ride on the hog, filled with brutality, battle, and bravery. It’s coarse and crass and also loveable, and after this, I have high hopes for what French might do in the future * Biblitropic * This is a filthy book, but it is a damn good one * Pornokitsch * Terrific and highly original . . . This is excellent fantasy fare on all levels * Publishers Weekly * A funny thing happens when reading The Grey Bastards. You’re rolling along, smiling at the novelties on display, but then, almost without warning, you find yourself truly in the world French has created, and it all becomes wonderfully familiar and convincing. The world-building creates exactly the kind of seamless transition that makes fantasy literature compelling, informative, and just plain fun * R.A. Salvatore, New York Times bestselling author * The Grey Bastards is a book that I just absolutely fell in love with . . . Because of this author’s unique vision and his incredible talent, this one left a mark on me. I want more * Bookworm Blues * I’d like to raise a tankard to The Grey Bastards’ brilliance * Fantasy Faction * French flips the fantasy script as the monsters become the good guys, fueling an action-packed, sneakily smart adventure. Half-orc and all badass, Jackal is a hero you won’t soon forget * Scott Sigler, New York Times bestselling author of Alive and Infected * Saddle up the war boar and set off on a wild, gory thrill-ride that ends in an awesome climax and begs for a sequel * Daily Mail * The Grey Bastards dragged me in immediately. A bloody good tale of battles, intrigue, betrayal, duty and frickin’ war pigs * Brian McClellan * French has composed a stunning opening chapter to his trilogy that is well worthy of the hype that has been garnering. If you have been living under a rock and haven’t heard about this book yet then I’d definitely recommend putting it on your radar * Fantasy Book Review * Jonathan French has to be lauded for his plot ingenuity, bawdry charm and vicious characters. The Grey Bastards has instantaneously catapulted him into my must-read list * Fantasy Book Critic * A gritty adventure with a fantastic, foul-mouthed voice and filthy, lovable characters in a wonderfully original world of half-orcs on giant hogs. Fans of Abercrombie’s First Law or the soldierly banter of Erikson’s Malazan Book of the Fallen will like this a lot — Django Wexler A filthy, charismatic and frankly excellent read — Mark Lawrence An addictively readable – and undeniably cool – fantasy masterwork * Kirkus *
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The Green

How far would you go to save your dream?Seventeen-year-old Ariceli Pisa is a senior at the prestigious Cambridge High School and has her sights set on Northwestern University. She’s a cheerleader, a member of the National Honor Society…and a drug dealer. That’s not the only secret she has to keep from her best friend Naomi–she’s also madly in love with Naomi’s ex-boyfriend, James Bartlett. Trying to balance her life at Cambridge High with her new demanding job keeps her teetering on the edge of disaster. ***Warning: This book contains strong language, drugs, and violence and is advised for upper YA readers, ages 15 and up.***The Green is a full novel at 53,000 words.Check out Karly Kirkpatrick’s other titles:Into the Shadows, Book 1 of the Into the Shadows Trilogy (YA Paranormal) Darkness Rising, Book 2 of the Into the Shadows Trilogy (YA Paranormal)After Dawn, Book 3 of the Into the Shadows Trilogy (YA Paranormal) *coming Fall, 2012*Bloody Little Secrets (YA paranormal/vampires)EIGHT (a collection of short stories)The Grimmdale High Series *coming December, 2012*Karly Kirkpatrick loves to read and write YA. She published her first YA novel, Into the Shadows in 2010 and added Bloody Little Secrets and EIGHT in 2011. She lives in Elgin, Illinois. For more information about Karly, visit www.karlykirkpatrick.com.

The Green Mile

The Green Mile: those who walk it do not return, because at the end of that walk is the room in which sits Cold Mountain penitentiary’s electric chair. In 1932 the newest resident on death row is John Coffey, a giant black man convicted …

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Greeks Bearing Gifts

****An NPR Book of the Yea**r
**A Crime Reads Best Crime Book of 2018**
**A vicious murder puts Bernie Gunther on the trail of World War 2 criminals in Greece in this riveting historical thriller in Philip Kerr’s *****New York Times***** bestselling series.****
*Munich, 1956.* Bernie Gunther has a new name, a chip on his shoulder, and a dead-end career when an old friend arrives to repay a debt and encourages “Christoph Ganz” to take a job as a claims adjuster in a major German insurance company with a client in Athens, Greece.
Under the cover of his new identity, Bernie begins to investigate a claim by Siegfried Witzel, a brutish former Wehrmacht soldier who served in Greece during the war. Witzel’s claimed losses are large , and, even worse, they may be the stolen spoils of Greek Jews deported to Auschwitz. But when Bernie tries to confront Witzel, he finds that someone else has gotten to him first, leaving a corpse in his place.
Enter Lieutenant Leventis, who recognizes in this case the highly grotesque style of a killer he investigated during the height of the war. Back then, a young Leventis suspected an S.S. officer whose connection to the German government made him untouchable. He’s kept that man’s name in his memory all these years, waiting for his second chance at justice…
Working together, Leventis and Bernie hope to put their cases–new and old–to bed. But there’s a much more sinister truth to acknowledge: A killer has returned to Athens…one who may have never left.
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**Praise for *Greeks Bearing Gifts***
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“A terrifically complex tale … a beautifully written novel by a gifted writer who has left us too soon.”* — Washington Post
*“It doesn’t take much to get swept into Gunther’s latest adventure or taken in by his darkly witty commentary.”* — *Chicago Tribune
**”Every bit as powerful and atmospheric and addictively page-turning as all the ones that came before it.”***— Christian Science Monitor***
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“For bereft Kerr aficionados, this is a draught of vintage, as themes of redemption
are grippingly explored.”* — The Guardian
“*Bernie Gunther…is back — which is good news for all readers… What makes this latest Bernie book notable is how it strikes a series of authentic notes.” — **The Washington Times**

“Beyond Marlowe, though, there’s Bernie…Bernie’s internal demons have always provided the compelling drama in this series, and here we loyal supporters are granted a ray of hard-won hope. It provides a great moment in an always-riveting series.” —*Booklist*, starred review
“In typical top form, Kerr provides valuable insights into the times…Inspired by real people and events, the latest novel by the celebrated author of the Berlin Noir trilogy is a deep but breezy work in which even the most trustworthy characters can harbor dark secrets.”—*Kirkus Review, *starred review

“An outstanding historical thriller steeped in intrigue with a superb narrative, pace, and characterization.”—*Library Journal, *starred review

“Once again, Kerr shows Bernie contending bravely if futilely against powerful forces whose full evil becomes clear only at the end.”—*Publishers Weekly
“*Greeks Bearing Gifts** is the 13th Bernie book, each of them a polished gem of unsentimental detective writing echoing Chandler and Hammett in spirit, if not language. … The entire series of books balances on the shoulders of Bernie Gunther, surely one of the most likable and confounding characters in modern detective fiction — or, it should be said, in contemporary English literature in general. For that is what Kerr has created, not mere formulaic genre novels, and Bernie’s moral ambiguity has a lot to do with the magnetic power of Kerr’s work.” *— *San Antonio Express-News**
### About the Author
**Philip Kerr** is the author of twelve previous Gunther novels. In order of publication, *Field Gray*, *Prague Fatale*, *A Man Without Breath*, *The Lady from Zagreb*, and *The Other Side of Silence* were all *New York Times *bestsellers, and *Field Gray *and *The Lady from Zagreb *were finalists for the Edgar. Kerr has also won several Shamus Awards and the British Crime Writers’ Association Ellis Peters Award for Historical Crime Fiction. As P. B. Kerr, he is the author of the much-loved young adult fantasy series Children of the Lamp.

Greek Sanctuaries and Temple Architecture

Assuming no prior knowledge, this book introduces the reader to a selection of sites and temples, exploring them in detail and explaining all technical terms along the way. Intended for college-level students and the interested general reader, this book aims to equip the student of Greek architecture for further study, and can also serve as a handbook for visitors to the sanctuaries.

The book covers many of the most popular sites, including Delphi, Olympia and the Athenian Acropolis. In this second edition there are new chapters on Western Greece, covering the site of Paestum in Magna Graecia (South Italy), and the unique temple of Olympian Zeus in Acragas, Sicily.

The book also offers a concise account of the evolution of Greek architecture, explores aesthetic ideas underlying Greek architectural design, and gives consideration to specific buildings in their social and religious context. This second edition has expanded the discussion of the most important temples and lays emphasis on architectural sculpture as part of the meaning of the whole building.

Along with an updated bibliography and a glossary, an abundance of plans, photos and drawings helps clarify the text.

**Recensie(s)**

If you seek one comprehensive volume about major Greek temples, in both Greece and Italy, you could do no better than to pick up Emerson’s readable, stimulating and newly revised book. * Jenifer Neils, Director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Greece * In this meticulously researched – yet entirely accessible – introduction to ancient Greek sanctuaries and their temples, Mary Emerson brings together the most recent scholarship with her own careful observations to paint a picture of Greek religious life that is vivid, embodied, and real. Designed for generalists and undergraduates alike, it deserves inclusion in the libraries of all students of antiquity. * Peter Schultz, Scholar in Residence, North Dakota State University, USA * Succinct yet thorough, this lively introduction is highly readable, always interesting, and nicely illustrated. I especially appreciate Emerson’s discussion of Greek temples in Sicily and southern Italy, as she includes their historical context and what makes them distinctive. Excellent for students of archaeology, architecture and ancient religion, and for travelers! * Margaret M. Miles, Professor of Art History, University of California, Irvine, USA * [A] sound and helpful guide to the basics of Greek architecture in the major sanctuaries. * Classics for All *
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The Greatest Trade Ever

The Greatest Trade Ever: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of How John Paulson Defied Wall Street and Made Financial History by Gregory Zuckerman
In 2006, hedge fund manager John Paulson realized something few others suspected—that the housing market and the value of subprime mortgages were grossly inflated and headed for a major fall.  Paulson’s background was in mergers and acquisitions, however, and he knew little about real estate or how to wager against housing.  He had spent a career as an also-ran on Wall Street. But Paulson was convinced this was his chance to make his mark. He just wasn’t sure how to do it.  Colleagues at investment banks scoffed at him and investors dismissed him.  Even pros skeptical about housing shied away from the complicated derivative investments that Paulson was just learning about.  But Paulson and a handful of renegade investors such as Jeffrey Greene and Michael Burry began to bet heavily against risky mortgages and precarious financial companies. Timing is everything, though. Initially, Paulson and the others lost tens of millions of dollars as real estate and stocks continued to soar. Rather than back down, however, Paulson redoubled his bets, putting his hedge fund and his reputation on the line.
     In the summer of 2007, the markets began to implode, bringing Paulson early profits, but also sparking efforts to rescue real estate and derail him. By year’s end, though, John Paulson had pulled off the greatest trade in financial history, earning more than $15 billion for his firm—a figure that dwarfed George Soros’s billion-dollar currency trade in 1992.  Paulson made billions more in 2008 by transforming his gutsy move.  Some of the underdog investors who attempted the daring trade also reaped fortunes. But others who got the timing wrong met devastating failure, discovering that being early and right wasn’t nearly enough.
     Written by the prizewinning reporter who broke the story in *The Wall Street Journal*, *The Greatest Trade Ever *is a superbly written, fast-paced, behind-the-scenes narrative of how a contrarian foresaw an escalating financial crisis—that outwitted Chuck Prince, Stanley O’Neal, Richard Fuld, and Wall Street’s titans—to make financial history.

The Greater Challenge Beyond

Grange’s life has sunk to a nadir, though he doesn’t realize how much he’s lost. As the story begins, Grange has lost the elemental jewels, he’s lost his memories, and he’s lost his way back home. He’s wandered through the brutal wilderness of the subarctic south, and been rescued by a cold-hearted adventuress who reluctantly saves his life, then abandons him soon after he returns the favor and saves hers. His lonely journey out of the wilderness is interrupted when he stumbles into the midst of sundered nation that hasn’t reconciled after its king was overthrown a generation before, and he’s suspected by both sides of being a traitor. And even though the gods seem to have plans for Grange, they treat him in ways that seem hard to accept and understand – telling him that he must chose a wife in Southgar, as well as reunite the nation where he is a stranger. And all the time, as Grange tries to make sense of what is happening in Southgar, he knows that the war with the demons is drawing closer.

The Great Wheel

“A serious, thoughtful work of futuristic fiction, this haunting novel is a bridge between Huxley’s Brave New World and Frank Herbert’s Dune ” (Publishers Weekly).  Father John Alston has lost his faith but his heart remains strong. Having left behind a computerized, climate-controlled, and disease-free Europe, he administers aid to the destitute of a Borderer town in the Endless City. In the squalor of what was once North Africa, he provides spiritual comfort and basic health care, while preaching a message that he no longer believes. But the recent explosion of a deadly virus has John profoundly troubled and desperately searching for answers. Suspecting a native plant commonly used as an intoxicant, John decides to investigate further with the help of a brilliant but mysterious Borderer woman. His pursuit of the mystery will set him on a collision course with powerful political realities designed to maintain the status quo of the Third World. On a harrowing journey through a radioactive valley of death—and through his own painful history—he will confront devastating truths that will either revive his damaged soul or destroy it completely.The Great Wheel received the Locus Award for Best First Novel, and marked the “thoughtful, sometimes wrenching, noteworthy debut” of Ian R. MacLeod, author of The Light Ages and winner of two Sidewise Awards, two World Fantasy Awards, and the John W. Campbell Award (Kirkus Reviews).

The Great Sherlock Holmes Puzzle Book

***”My mind,” he said, “rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere.”***
-Sherlock Holmes, *The Sign of the Four*.
Enter the thrilling and entertaining world of Sherlock Holmes and pit your wits against the fiendish and ingenious challenges he sets in this collection.
Join his friend Dr Watson in attempting to solve more than 130 unique and gripping puzzle vignettes. Some involve riddles, some plays on words, and some rely on mathematical principles. Use your powers of logical deduction, and see if you can match the towering intellect of Sherlock Holmes, the greatest detective of them all.

The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time

Originally published in 1979, the first volume of the bestselling “Gonzo Papers” is now back in print. The Great Shark Hunt is Dr. Hunter S. Thompson’s largest and, arguably, most important work, covering Nixon to napalm, Las Vegas to Watergate, Carter to cocaine. These essays offer brilliant commentary and outrageous humor, in signature Thompson style.
Ranging in date from the National Observer days to the era of Rolling Stone, The Great Shark Hunt offers myriad, highly charged entries, including the first Hunter S. Thompson piece to be dubbed “gonzo” — “The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved,” which appeared in Scanlan’s Monthly in 1970. From this essay a new journalistic movement sprang which would change the shape of American letters. Thompson’s razor-sharp insight and crystal clarity capture the crazy, hypocritical, degenerate, and redeeming aspects of the explosive and colorful ’60s and ’70s.
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The Great Railway Revolution

In the 1830s, The United States underwent a second revolution. The opening of the Baltimore & Ohio line, the first American railroad, set in motion a process which, by the end of the century, would enmesh the vast country in a latticework of railroad lines, small-town stations and magisterial termini, built and controlled the biggest corporations in America.By the middle of the twentieth century, however, as the automobile and the aeroplane came to dominate American journey-making, the historic importance of the railroads began to be erased from America’s hearts and minds. In The Great Railway Revolution, Christian Wolmar tells us the extraordinary one-hundred-and-eighty-year story of the rise, fall and ultimate shattering of the greatest of all American endeavours, of technological triumph and human tragedy, of visionary pioneers and venal and rapacious railway barons. He also argues that while America has largely disowned this heritage, now is the time to celebrate, reclaim and reinstate it. The growth of the US railroads was much more than just a revolution in mode, speed and convenience. They united the far-flung components of a vast and disparate country and supercharged the economic development that fuelled its rise to world-power status. America was created by its railroads and the massive expansion of trade, industry and freedom of communication that they engendered came to be an integral part of the American dream itself.
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Great Expectations

EDITORIAL REVIEW: *Great Expectations*, by **Charles Dickens**, is part of the *Barnes & Noble Classics** *series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of *Barnes & Noble Classics*: New introductions commissioned from today’s top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader’s viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. *Barnes & Noble Classics *pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader’s understanding of these enduring works.** *Great Expectations*, described by G. K. Chesterton as a “study in human weakness and the slow human surrender,” may be called **Charles Dickens**’s finest moment in a remarkably illustrious literary career.In an overgrown churchyard, a grizzled convict springs upon an orphan named Pip. The convict terrifies the young boy and threatens to kill him unless Pip helps further his escape. Later, Pip finds himself in the ruined garden where he meets the bitter and crazy Miss Havisham and her foster child Estella, with whom he immediately falls in love. After a secret benefactor gives him a fortune, Pip moves to London, where he cultivates great expectations for a life which would allow him to discard his impoverished beginnings and socialize with the idle upper class. As Pip struggles to become a gentleman and is tormented endlessly by the beautiful Estella, he slowly learns the truth about himself and his illusions.Written in the last decade of his life, *Great Expectations* reveals Dickens’s dark attitudes toward Victorian society, its inherent class structure, and its materialism. Yet this novel persists as one of Dickens’s most popular. Richly comic and immensely readable, *Great Expectations* overspills with vividly drawn characters, moral maelstroms, and the sorrow and pity of love.**Radhika Jones** is a doctoral candidate in English and comparative literature at Columbia University and the managing editor of *Grand Street magazine*.

The Great Book of Amber

The Great Book of Amber: The Complete Amber Chronicles, 1-10 (Chronicles of Amber Series) by Roger Zelazny
**“Fantasy of a superior order.”—*Washington Post Book World***
**“A storyteller without peer. He created worlds as colorful and exotic and memorable as any our genre has ever seen.”—George R.R. Martin**
One of the most revered names in sf and fantasy, the incomparable Roger Zelazny was honored with numerous prizes—including six Hugo and three Nebula Awards—over the course of his legendary career. Among his more than fifty books, arguably Zelazny’s most popular literary creations were his extraordinary Amber novels. *The Great Book of Amber* is a collection of the complete Amber chronicles—featuring volumes one through ten—a treasure trove of the ingenious imagination and phenomenal storytelling that inspired a generation of fantasists, from Neil Gaiman to George R.R. Martin.
Includes:
Nine Princes in Amber
The Guns of Avalon
Sign of the Unicorn
The Hand of Oberon
The Courts of Chaos
Trumps of Doom
Blood of Amber
Sign of Chaos
Knights of Shadows
Prince of Chaos

The Great American Slow Cooker Book

The ultimate in slow-cooker books–with 500 recipes, each adapted for three sizes of appliance. From breakfast to soups, mains to grains, vegetables to desserts, this guide is the only book you’ll ever need to master your slow cooker or crockpot.

Millions of people are turning to slow cookers for their weeknight meals yet often can’t find recipes that match their exact machine. Adapting recipes meant for a different-size cooker doesn’t work–getting the right level of spice in your Vietnamese soup or keeping pulled pork tender requires having ingredients in the right proportion. But now, Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough have decoded slow cookers, and each of their recipes includes ingredient proportions for 2-3 quart, 4-5 quart, and 6-8 quart machines, guaranteeing a perfect fit no matter what machine you own. Each recipe is labeled for its level of difficulty and nutritional value, and they cover every kind of dish imaginable: delicious breakfast oatmeals, slow-braised meats, succulent vegetables, sweet jams and savory sauces, decadent desserts. This is the slow cooker book to end them all.

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The Gray Wolf Throne

Han Alister thought he had already lost everyone he loved. But when he finds his friend Rebecca Morley near death in the Spirit Mountains, Han knows that nothing matters more than saving her. The costs of his efforts are steep, but nothing can prepare him for what he soon discovers: the beautiful, mysterious girl he knew as Rebecca is none other than Raisa ana’Marianna, heir to the Queendom of the Fells. Han is hurt and betrayed. He knows he has no future with a blueblood. And, as far as he’s concerned, the princess’s family as good as killed his own mother and sister. But if Han is to fulfill his end of an old bargain, he must do everything in his power to see Raisa crowned queen.
Meanwhile, some people will stop at nothing to prevent Raisa from ascending. With each attempt on her life, she wonders how long it will be before her enemies succeed. Her heart tells her that the thief-turned-wizard Han Alister can be trusted. She wants to believe it—he’s saved her life more than once. But with danger coming at her from every direction, Raisa can only rely on her wits and her iron-hard will to survive—and even that might not be enough.
The Gray Wolf Throne is an epic tale of fierce loyalty, unbearable sacrifice, and the heartless hand of fate.
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