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THE ITALIAN SECRETARY

Caleb Carr’s novel, The Alienest, was a blockbuster international bestseller and positioned its author as a modern master of the historical thriller. Now, in The Italian Secretary, Carr reaches back further, to the age of opium dens and Jack the Ripper, when fictional detective Sherlock Holmes made the science of murder as real as the gore on a killer’s hands…
FOUL WHISPERINGS…
Mycroft Holmes’s encoded message to his brother, Sherlock, is unsubtle enough even for Dr. Watson to decipher: a matter concerning the safety of Queen Victoria herself calls them to Edinburgh’s Holyroodhouse to investigate the confounding and gruesome deaths of two young men—horrific incidents that took place with Her Highness in residence. The victims were crushed in a manner surpassing human power. And while recent attempts on Her Majesty’s life raise a number of possibilities, these intrigues also seem strangely connected to an act of evil that took place centuries earlier…
…UNNATURAL DEEDS
For indeed, the slaying of David Rizzio, music master and friend to Mary, Queen of Scots, was an extraordinarily brutal and treacherous act—even for a time when brutality and treachery were the order of the day. Now, the ghosts of Holyroodhouse are being reawakened by someone with a diabolical agenda of greed, madness, and terror as Holmes and Watson set out to trap a killer who is eager to rewrite history in blood…
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The Iron Jackal

Things are finally looking good for Captain Frey and his crew. The Ketty Jay has been fixed up good as new. They’ve got their first taste of fortune and fame. And, just for once, nobody is trying to kill them.
Even Trinica Dracken, Frey’s ex-fiancée and long-time nemesis, has given up her quest for revenge. In fact, she’s offered them a job – one that will take them deep into the desert heart of Samarla, the land of their ancient enemies. To a place where the secrets of the past lie in wait for the unwary.
Secrets that might very well cost Frey everything.
Join the crew of the Ketty Jay on their greatest adventure yet: a story of mayhem and mischief, roof-top chases and death-defying races, murderous daemons, psychopathic golems and a particularly cranky cat.
The first time was to clear his name. The second time was for money. This time, Frey’s in a race against the clock for the ultimate prize: to save his own life.

The Ion War

When Major Dam Stormdragon was chosen to serve as part of Castalia’s military tithe to the Mother World he had no choice but to go – much as he loather Terra and everything she stood for. He knew that given the combination of arrogance and paranoia that Terran’s displayed towards all Colonials he was at best in for a miserable year – and that at worst he would find himself taking part in a military action against his fellow Colonials. He also knew that the increasing ferocity with which the Terrans responded to the slightest balking of the Imperial Will meant that one day soon the Hub Worlds would have to fight, or that Terra’s madness would destroy them all.
What Stormdragon could not know was that the Mother World was already set on obliterating her children, and that he himself would be Terra’s secret weapon in the most dreadful conflict in the history of Man.
Pierwodruk: październik 1978 (MSN)
dodruk: listopad 1978
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The Inquisitor’s Apprentice

The day Sacha found out he could see witches was the worst day of his life. . . .
Being an Inquisitor is no job for a nice Jewish boy. But when Sacha Kessler learns he can see witches, he’s yanked out of everyday life on Hester Street and apprenticed to the New York Police Department’s star Inquisitor, Maximillian Wolf.
The Inquisitor’s mission is to stop magical crime. And New York at the beginning of the twentieth century is a magical melting pot where each ethnic group has its own brand of homegrown witchcraft and magical gangs rule the streets from Hell’s Kitchen to Chinatown.
Soon Sacha has teamed up with fellow apprentice Lily Astral, daughter of one of the city’s richest Wall Street Wizards—and a spoiled snob, if you ask Sacha. Their first job is to find out who’s trying to kill Thomas Edison.
Edison has invented a mechanical witch detector that could unleash the worst witch-hunt in American history. Every magician in town has a motive to kill him. But as the investigation unfolds, all the clues lead back to the Lower East Side. And Sacha soon realizes that his own family could be accused of murder!

The Inheritance Cycle Complete Collection

**Don’t miss the latest book from the author of *Eragon* , *The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Tales from Alagaësia* , coming December 31, 2018!**
The #1 *New York Times* bestselling Inheritance Cycle about the dragon rider Eragon has sold over 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation. For the first time, here are all four books in one ebook collection.
Praise for Christopher Paolini and the Inheritance cycle:
“An authentic work of great talent.” –The New York Times Book Review
“A breathtaking and unheard-of success.” –USA Today
“Christopher Paolini is a true rarity.” –The Washington Post
The #1 New York Times Bestseller
The #1 USA Today Bestseller
The #1 Publishers Weekly Bestseller
The Wall Street Journal Bestseller
The IndieBound Bestseller

The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Angel; Clockwork Prince; Clockwork Princess

**Step back in time with the Shadowhunters with this collectible hardcover boxed set of the *New York Times* bestselling Infernal Devices trilogy. ** Passion. Power. Secrets. Enchantment. The Shadowhunters of the Victorian Age delve into all of these—in addition to darkness and danger—in the Infernal Devices trilogy, handsomely packaged in a boxed set that includes *Clockwork Angel* , *Clockwork Prince* , and *Clockwork Princess*.
**Don’t miss *The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones* , soon to be a major motion picture in theaters August 2013.**

The Inexplicables

Rector “Wreck ‘em” Sherman was orphaned as a toddler in the Blight of 1863, but that was years ago. Wreck has grown up, and on his eighteenth birthday, he’ll be cast out out of the orphanage.
And Wreck’s problems aren’t merelyabout finding a home. He’s been quietly breaking the cardinal rule of any good drug dealer and dipping into his own supply of the sap he sells. He’s also pretty sure he’s being haunted by the ghost of a kid he used to know—Zeke Wilkes, who almost certainly died six months ago. Zeke would have every reason to pester Wreck, since Wreck got him inside the walled city of Seattle in the first place, and that was probably what killed him.Maybe it’s only a guilty conscience, but Wreck can’t take it anymore, so he sneaks over the wall.
The walled-off wasteland of Seattle is every bit as bad as he’d heard, chock-full of the hungry undead and utterly choked by the poisonous, inescapable yellow gas. And then there’s the monster. Rector’s pretty certain that whatever attacked him was not at all human—and not a rotter, either. Arms far too long. Posture all strange. Eyes all wild and faintly glowing gold and known to the locals as simpley “The Inexplicables.”
In the process of tracking down these creatures, Rector comes across another incursion through the wall—just as bizarre but entirely attributable to human greed. It seems some outsiders have decided there’s gold to be found in the city and they’re willing to do whatever it takes to get a piece of the pie unless Rector and his posse have anything to do with it.
At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Immortality Factor

Provocative, gripping, startling: bestselling author Ben Bova delivers a knockout read with his trademark blend of cutting edge science and unrelenting suspense…. Some see stem-cell research as mankind’s greatest scientific breakthrough. Others see a blasphemous attempt to play God. Suddenly, the possibility of immortality exists. Two brothers, both doctors, stand on opposite sides of the controversy. To Dr. Arthur Marshak, his work is a momentous gift to humanity. To Dr. Jessie Marshak, it is a curse. Between them stands a beautiful, remarkable woman both brothers will do anything to save. Somehow, before it’s too late, Arthur and Jessie Marshak must bridge the gap that divides them…on an issue that could mean nothing less than life or death for millions.
At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied. **
### Sinossi
Provocative, gripping, startling: bestselling author Ben Bova delivers a knockout read with his trademark blend of cutting edge science and unrelenting suspense…. Some see stem-cell research as mankind’s greatest scientific breakthrough. Others see a blasphemous attempt to play God. Suddenly, the possibility of immortality exists. Two brothers, both doctors, stand on opposite sides of the controversy. To Dr. Arthur Marshak, his work is a momentous gift to humanity. To Dr. Jessie Marshak, it is a curse. Between them stands a beautiful, remarkable woman both brothers will do anything to save. Somehow, before it’s too late, Arthur and Jessie Marshak must bridge the gap that divides them…on an issue that could mean nothing less than life or death for millions.
At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
### L’autore
BEN BOVA is a six-time winner of the Hugo Award, a former editor of *Analog* , former editorial director of *Omni* , and past president of the National Space Society and the Science Fiction Writers of America. Bova lives in Florida.

The Illustrated History of the Elements

This beautiful art book portrays the forces of nature through the main elements of Earth, Water, Air, Fire. It is composed from a large selection of unique images of a wide variety of sources, mostly private collections. It is a highly illustrated book, containing reproductions of rare engravings, maps both old and new, sketches, and diagrams. The book is a sequel to ‘The Illustrated History of Natural Disasters, published in 2010. While the first book provided a detailed look into two main kinds of natural disasters (of Seismic and Volcanic character), this volume presents natural disasters of all kinds: Geophysical, Hydrological, Climatological and Biological. The book is divided into three parts: the first part introduces the leading question as to whether the elements should be regarded as constructive, for giving origin to life on Earth, or destructive given the impact of natural disasters to society throughout history; the second illustrates the positive effects of natures elements; and the third part depicts and contextualizes the history of natural disasters such as Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Volcano Eruptions, Landslides, Avalanches, Droughts, Storms, Fires, among others. Regardless of the fact that the order of filing the historical images in the present book according to obsolete classical four-elements concept by Empedocles and Aristotle, in the book text also a new, modern class of element-like categories, fitting the present gnosis in physics, is propound.

The Hyperion Cantos 4-Book Bundle

Hailed as “one of the finest achievements of modern science fiction” by *The New York Times Book Review,* The Hyperion Cantos is a triumphant odyssey into the heart of space and time. Through four riveting novels, Dan Simmons masterfully weaves such influences as classical mythology, romantic poetry, and far-future philosophy into an ambitiously conceived and unfailingly entertaining epic. Now, for the first time, this entire masterpiece of the imagination is available in one extraordinary eBook bundle:

**HYPERION**
**THE FALL OF HYPERION**
**ENDYMION**
**THE RISE OF ENDYMION**

On the planet Hyperion, beyond the reach of galactic law, waits a creature called the Shrike. There are those who worship it. There are those who fear it. And there are those who have vowed to destroy it. On the eve of Armageddon, with the known universe at war, seven pilgrims set forth on a final voyage to Hyperion seeking the answers to the unsolved riddles of existence. As the Shrike anticipates their mission, each traveler nurtures a desperate hope—and harbors a terrible secret. And one may hold the fate of humanity in his or her hands.

**Praise for The Hyperion Cantos**
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“For vastness of scope, clarity of detail and seriousness of purpose, Simmons’s epic narrative is on a par with Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series, Frank Herbert’s Dune books, Gene Wolfe’s multipart Book of the New Sun and Brian Aldiss’s Helliconia trilogy.” **— *The New York Times Book Review** *
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“Dan Simmons has brilliantly conceptualized a future 700 years distant. In sheer scope and complexity it matches, and perhaps even surpasses, those of Isaac Asimov and James Blish.” **— *The Washington Post Book World ** *
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“State of the art science fiction . . . This work will be that against which all future works will have to be measured, in the same way, in their time, that Asimov’s Foundation series and Le Guin’s* The Left Hand of Darkness* set new standards.” **— *Asimov’s***
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“Simmons’ own genius transforms space opera into a new kind of poetry.” **— *The Denver Post** *
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“A major work . . . Simmons doesn’t just promise; he delivers.” **— *Science Fiction Chronicle** *

The Howl of Avooblis

Dagdron Obor and Earl Valorington have moved on from the Arches of Avooblis, and Earl has big plans to spend the summer preparing for their third and final year at the Adventurers’ Academy. But then Dagdron’s dad disappears, the sinister and powerful Backer attacks them, and Wendahl gives them a quest to rescue Dagdron’s mom from Avooblis. Dagdron and Earl join with their academy companions, Elloriana Loftloomburg and Lita Valk, to search out Mazannanan’s secret treasure all while trying to stay off the radar of Headmaster Gwauldron and uncover the identity of the Backer. Along the way they realize that a traitor may very well be among them and that they might not survive to become full-fledged adventurers after all. Book 3 in the Adventurers’ Academy Series.

The Hollow Man

Jeremy Bremen has a secret.  All his life he’s been cursed with the ability to read minds.  He knows the secret thoughts, fears, and desires of others as if they were his own.  For years, his wife, Gail, has served as a shield between Jeremy and the burden of this terrible knowledge.  But Gail is dying, her mind
ebbing slowly away, leaving him vulnerable to the chaotic flood of thought that threatens to sweep away his sanity.  Now Jeremy is on the run–from his mind, from his past, from himself–hoping to find peace in isolation.  Instead he witnesses an act of brutality that propels him on a treacherous trek across a
dark and dangerous America.  From a fantasy theme park to the lair of a killer to a sterile hospital room in St. Louis, he follows a voice that is calling him to witness the stunning mystery at the heart of mortality.
*From the Paperback edition.*

The Hollow Kingdom

***The Hollow Kingdom,* the first book in Clare Dunkle’s acclaimed fantasy trilogy, will transport readers into a** **magical realm that Newbery Award winner Lloyd Alexander calls “as persuasive as it is remarkable.”**
For thousands of years, young women have been vanishing from Hallow Hill, never to be seen again. Now Kate and Emily have moved there with no idea of the land’s dreadful heritage—until Marak decides to tell them himself. Marak is a powerful magician who claims to be the goblin king, and he has very specific plans for the two new girls who have trespassed into his kingdom . . .
*The Hollow Kingdom* is a 2004 Bank Street – Best Children’s Book of the Year.

The Hidden Coronet

**The third installment in the *Relic Master* quartet!**
The coronet, a potent ancient relic, might be the only way to defeat the power that is destroying Anara. But it has been lost for centuries, and only legend tells of its whereabouts. Will Galen and Raffi be able to find it before the Watch does?
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The Haunted Wizard

**CAN THE WIZARD OF RHYME SOLVE A ROYAL CRIME?**
There’s little love lost between the kindly monarchs of Merovence and the scheming sovereigns of Bretanglia. But when the brutish Prince Gaheris – heir apparent to the Bretanglian throne – is murdered during a brawl in a Merovence tavern, any pretense of civility between the two kingdoms flies out the window faster than the mysterious brigand who committed the dastardly deed.
While the outraged king and queen of Bretanglia declare their intention to lay siege to Merovence, royal wizard Matthew Mantrell suspects the slain prince was done in by one of his own “loyal” subjects.
As both sides gird for battle, Matt sets out – with trusty dragon in tow – to catch the killer. But the road to royal justice is rocky indeed, and a powerful sorcerer, a sinister cult of false druids, and a mischievous spirit are just some of the obstacles Matt must conquer – by wit or wizardry – to save his enchanted land from unholy forces of darkness . . .

The Habitation of the Blessed

EDITORIAL REVIEW: This is the story of a place that never was: the kingdom of Prester John, the utopia described by an anonymous, twelfth-century document which captured the imagination of the medieval world and drove hundreds of lost souls to seek out its secrets, inspiring explorers, missionaries, and kings for centuries. But what if it were all true? What if there was such a place, and a poor, broken priest once stumbled past its borders, discovering, not a Christian paradise, but a country where everything is possible, immortality is easily had, and the Western world is nothing but a dim and distant dream?Brother Hiob of Luzerne, on missionary work in the Himalayan wilderness on the eve of the eighteenth century, discovers a village guarding a miraculous tree whose branches sprout books instead of fruit. These strange books chronicle the history of the kingdom of Prester John, and Hiob becomes obsessed with the tales they tell. The Habitation of the Blessed recounts the fragmented narratives found within these living volumes, revealing the life of a priest named John, and his rise to power in this country of impossible richness. John’s tale weaves together with the confessions of his wife Hagia, a blemmye–a headless creature who carried her face on her chest–as well as the tender, jeweled nursery stories of Imtithal, nanny to the royal family. Hugo and World Fantasy award nominee Catherynne M. Valente reimagines the legends of Prester John in this stunning tour de force.