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[Waiting on Wednesday] Skin

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Imagine a world where everyone is born with a 'skin' name. Without skin you cannot learn, you are not permitted to marry, and you grow up an outsider amongst your own people. This is no future dystopia. This is Celtic Britain.
It is AD 43. For the Caer Cad, 'skin' name determines lineage and identity. Ailia does not have skin; despite this, she is a remarkable young woman, intelligent, curious and brave. As a dark threat grows on the horizon - the aggressive expansion of the Roman Empire - Ailia must embark on an unsanctioned journey to attain the knowledge that will protect her people, and their pagan way of life, from the most terrifying invaders they have ever faced... and it is this unskinned girl who will come to hold the fate of her people in her hands.
SKIN is a standout, full-blooded debut which invokes the mesmerizing, genre-transcending magic of novels such as Jean M. Auel's Clan of the Cavebear; it combines epic storytelling with a strikingly …

[Waiting on Wednesday] Passenger!

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Violin prodigy Etta Spencer had big plans for her future, but a tragic accident has put her once-bright career at risk. Closely tied to her musical skill, however, is a mysterious power she doesn't even know she has. When her two talents collide during a stressful performance, Etta is drawn back hundreds of years through time.

Etta wakes,confused and terrified, in 1776, in the midst a fierce sea battle. Nicholas Carter, the handsome young prize master of a privateering ship, has been hired to retrieve Etta and deliver her unharmed to the Ironwoods, a powerful family in the Colonies—the very same one that orchestrated her jump back, and one Nicholas himself has ties to. But discovering she can time travel is nothing compared to the shock of discovering the true reason the Ironwoods have snared her in their web.

Another traveler has stolen an object of untold value from them, and, if Etta can find it, they will return her to her own time. Out of options, Etta and Nichol…

[Rezension] the Iron King

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von Maurice Druon Harper Collins  Originaltitel: Le roi de fer// les rois maudits #1 Serie: The accursed Kings #1 340 p ISBN: 9780007491261 3,41 € (ebook) 9,30 (TB) Get it:  Amazon - Goodreads Inhalt: “Accursed! Accursed! You shall be accursed to the thirteenth generation!”


The Iron King – Philip the Fair – is as cold and silent, as handsome and unblinking as a statue. He governs his realm with an iron hand, but he cannot rule his own family: his sons are weak and their wives adulterous; while his red-blooded daughter Isabella is unhappily married to an English king who prefers the company of men.

A web of scandal, murder and intrigue is weaving itself around the Iron King; but his downfall will come from an unexpected quarter. Bent on the persecution of the rich and powerful Knights Templar, Philip sentences Grand Master Jacques de Molay to be burned at the stake, thus drawing down upon himself a curse that will destroy his entire dynasty…

[Waiting on Wednesday] die Rote Burg

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1926. Die Goldenen Zwanziger Jahre. In Berlin tobt das pralle Leben, Kunst und Kultur blühen auf, die Menschen amüsieren sich in den Filmpalästen und Tanzlokalen der Stadt.

Inmitten dieser glanzvollen Atmosphäre muss der junge Kriminalkommissar Martin Forster einen der spektakulärsten Mordfälle lösen, den die Hauptstadt je gesehen hat: Das Opfer wurde einem Löwen zum Fraß vorgeworfen. Wer ist der mysteriöse Tote? Wer hat ihn auf so bestialische Weise aus dem Weg geräumt? Und warum?

Martin Forster wagt sich bei seinen Ermittlungen in die Tiefen der Berliner Unterwelt. Er dringt dabei bis zu den berüchtigten Ringvereinen vor, hinter deren bürgerlicher Fassade sich die größten Verbrecherbanden der Stadt verbergen...

 Get it:  Amazon - Verlag
Ich geb Euch die Stichworte:  20er Jahre Tanzlokal Verbrecherbande. 
Mehr braucht es eigentlich nicht, um mich glücklich zu machen.  Berlin Metropolis verspricht eine E-Book-Serie zu werden, die genau für mich geschrieben wurde! Ich liebe …

[Rezension] The Farm

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von Tom Rob Smith Simon & Schuster Publ. 400 S.  ISBN: 9781471110672 16.73 € ('TB) 9,45 € (E-book) Get it :  Amazon - Goodreads - Verlag Inhalt:  If you refuse to believe me, I will no longer consider you my son... Daniel believed that his parents were enjoying a peaceful retirement on a remote farm in Sweden, the country of his mother's birth. But with a single phone call, everything changes.  Your mother...she's not well, his father tells him. She's been imagining things - terrible, terrible things.  In fact, she has been committed to a mental hospital. Before Daniel can board a plane to Sweden, his mother calls:

Everything that man has told you is a lie.  I'm not mad...I need the police...Meet me at Heathrow.  Daniel is immediately caught between his parents - whom to believe, whom to trust? He becomes his mother's unwilling judge and jury.   Presented with a horrific crime, a conspiracy that implicates his own father, Daniel must examine the evidence…

[Montagsfrage] Welches Buch würdest du jemandem empfehlen, der zum ersten Mal ein von dir favorisiertes Genre liest?

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Wie ihr sicher gemerkt habt: Ich hatte eine kleine Leseflaute über Ostern.  Deshalb gibt es heute die Montagsfrage vom Buchfresserchen!

Die heutige Montagsfrage macht mir extrem viel Spaß.  Deshalb wird das auch ein längerer Post. 
Ich höre immer wieder Sätze wie: "Ich hab noch nie einen historischen Roman gelesen."  Und ich frage mich dann immer: Großer Gott! Warum nicht?
Historische Romane sind mein Lieblingsgenre, und ich werde nicht müde dieses Genre (abseits der allgegenwärtigen Bestseller) zu promoten. 
Die Frage: "Welches Buch würdest du einem Einsteiger empfehlen, ist nicht einfach zu beantworten. Gerade der historische Roman hat unendlich viele Unterkategorien.  Wir haben Schmöker mit starken weiblichen Helden. Autoren wie Cornwell, die sich auf Schlachten konzentrieren. Historische Fantasy. Historische Liebesromane. Historische Krimis. 
Mir persönlich fällt es schwer ein Buch auszuwählen.  Mir wurde schon des Öfteren ein "ausgefallener" Geschmack be…

[Waiting on Wednesday] The Dinosaur Lords

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A world made by the Eight Creators on which to play out their games of passion and power, Paradise is a sprawling, diverse, often brutal place. Men and women live on Paradise as do dogs, cats, ferrets, goats, and horses. But dinosaurs predominate: wildlife, monsters, beasts of burden – and of war. Colossal planteaters like Brachiosaurus; terrifying meateaters like Allosaurus and the most feared of all, Tyrannosaurus rex. Giant lizards swim warm seas. Birds (some with teeth) share the sky with flying reptiles that range in size from batsized insectivores to majestic and deadly Dragons.

Thus we are plunged into Victor Milán's splendidly weird world of The Dinosaur Lords, a place that for all purposes mirrors 14th century Europe with its dynastic rivalries, religious wars, and byzantine politics…and the weapons of choice are dinosaurs. Where we have vast armies of dinosaur-mounted knights engaged in battle. And during the course of one of these epic battles, the enigma…

[Waiting on Wednesday] A Whole new world

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Welcome to a new YA series that reimagines classic Disney stories in surprising new ways. Each book asks the question: What if one key moment from a familiar Disney film was changed? This dark and daring version of Aladdin twists the original story with the question: What if Jafar was the first one to summon the Genie?

When Jafar steals the Genie’s lamp, he uses his first two wishes to become sultan and the most powerful sorcerer in the world. Agrabah lives in fear, waiting for his third and final wish.To stop the power-mad ruler, Aladdin and the deposed Princess Jasmine must unite the people of Agrabah in rebellion. But soon their fight for freedom threatens to tear the kingdom apart in a costly civil war.

What happens next? A Street Rat becomes a leader. A princess becomes a revolutionary. And readers will never look at the story of Aladdin in the same way again.
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