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The Splendor Before the Dark: A Novel of the Emperor Nero

By Margaret George - Published 2018Published 2018-11-15

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Biographical FictionEpic

Margaret George’s epic novel, the second of two about the emperor Nero (after The Confessions of Young Nero), begins with Rome on ...Read Review

The Lie Tree

By Frances Hardinge - Published 2017Published 2018Published c2015

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Children/Young Adult

1860s England, and Faith is the teenage daughter of an unsatisfactory marriage between a clergyman-naturalist father she adores and a vain, silly mother ...Read Review

Cuckoo Song

By Frances Hardinge - Published 2016Published 2018Published c2014

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Mystery/Crime

When Triss wakes up after an accident, she realises that something is very wrong, although she does not know what as she remembers ...Read Review

The Pearl Sister

By Lucinda Riley - Published 2017Published 2018

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In 2007, CeCe (Celaeno) D’Aplièse is on an airplane. She sees the intermittent groups of twinkling lights below, one resembling the Pleiades ...Read Review

A Column of Fire

By Ken Follett - Published 2017

Genres:

Epic

This engrossing book is the third novel in Ken Follett’s Kingsbridge series. The first two were worldwide best sellers and the third ...Read Review

Freebooter

By Tim Severin - Published 2017

Genres:

AdventureNautical

Navigator Hector Lynch is keen to give up a life of piracy and settle down with his pregnant wife, Maria, in the fabled ...Read Review

The Saboteur

By Andrew Gross - Published 2017

Genres:

Thriller

Andrew Gross has written a thrilling spy adventure story based on the true events of the most daring sabotage mission of WWII carried ...Read Review

The Shadow Sister

By Lucinda Riley - Published 2016Published 2017

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This, the third book in the Seven Sisters series, follows Star D’Aplièse as she searches for her own family and discovers ...Read Review

The Confessions of Young Nero

By Margaret George - Published 2017

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

The awesome power, political maneuverings, decadence, and general nastiness of ancient Rome are brought vividly to life in this hefty, lavishly written novel ...Read Review

The Years That Followed

By Catherine Dunne - Published 2016

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In 1966 Dublin, Calista is seventeen and fettered by her strict parents’ standards – standards about social class, the right cutlery to use, the people ...Read Review

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