Artifices Arbal tes Le Pensionnat de Mlle G raldine
C’EST UNE CHOSE D’APPRENDRE À FAIRE LA RÉVÉRENCE. C’EN EST UNE AUTRE QUE DE SAVOIR FAIRE LA RÉVÉRENCE EN LANÇANT UN POIGNARD. BIENVENUE AU PENSIONNAT DE MLLE GÉRALDINE Apprendre l’art de l’espionnage au sein de l’école volante de Mlle Géraldine est devenu fastidieux pour Sophronia, privée de la présence de Savon à ses côtés. Elle préférerait utiliser ses talents pour contrarier les plans des Vinaigriers, mais ses maints avertissements au sujet des viles intentions de ces derniers sont encore et toujours ignorés. Sophronia ne sait plus à qui se er. Quelles informations détient le bourru dewan de Sa Majesté ? Dans quel camp se place l’élégant vampire lord Akeldama ? Une seule chose est certaine : un complot d’envergure se trame, et Sophronia doit se préparer à sauver ses amis, son école et Londres tout entier du désastre à venir – sans jamais se départir de son spectaculaire raffinement, bien évidemment. Découvrez le destin de notre jeune héroïne alors qu’elle met enfin en pratique ses années d’entraînement, dans ce quatrième et dernier volume du Pensionnat de Mlle Géraldine. Artifices & Arbalètes clôt en beauté sa série Le Pensionnat de Mlle Géraldine, qui se passe vingt-cinq ans avant Le Protectorat de l'Ombrelle. « Un feu d’artifice d’action, de reparties pleines d’esprit, de révélations et de romance. Et, bien sûr, d’accessoires irrésistibles. » The Horn Book
Artifices et arbal tes
Apprendre l'art de l'espionnage au sein de l'école volante de Mlle Géraldine est devenu fastidieux pour Sophronia, privée de la présence de Savon. Elle préférerait utiliser ses talents pour contrarier les plans des Vinaigriers, mais ses maints avertissements sont encore et toujours ignorés. Sophronia ne sait plus à qui se fier. Quelles informations détient le bourru dewan de Sa Majesté ? Dans quel camp se place l'élégant vampire lord Akeldama ? Une seule chose est certaine : un complot d'envergure se trame. Sophronia doit se préparer à sauver ses amis, son école et Londres entière du désastre à venir - sans jamais se départir de son raffinement spectaculaire, bien évidemment. Découvrez le destin de notre jeune héroïne alors qu'elle met enfin en pratique ses années d'entraînement dans ce quatrième et dernier volume du Pensionnat de Mlle Géraldine.
ON BEHALF OF QUEEN, COUNTRY . . . AND THE PERFECT POT OF TEA When Prudence Alessandra Maccon Akeldama (Rue to her friends) is given an unexpected dirigible, she does what any sensible female would under similar circumstances - names it the Spotted Crumpet and floats to India in pursuit of the perfect cup of tea. But India has more than just tea on offer. Rue stumbles upon a plot involving local dissidents, a kidnapped brigadier's wife and some awfully familiar Scottish werewolves. Faced with a dire crisis and an embarrassing lack of bloomers, what else is a young lady of good breeding to do but turn metanatural and find out everyone's secrets, even thousand-year-old fuzzy ones?
Etiquette and Espionage
It's one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It's quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to finishing school. Sophronia is a great trial to her poor mother. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper manners-and the family can only hope that company never sees her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. So she enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality. But Sophronia soon realizes the school is not quite what her mother might have hoped. At Mademoiselle Geraldine's young ladies learn to finish . . . everything. Certainly, they learn the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but they also learn to deal out death, diversion, and espionage - in the politest possible ways, of course. Sophronia and her friends are in for a rousing first year's education.
Empire Of The Ants
Ants came to this planet long before man. Since then they have developed one of the most intricate civilizations imaginable – a civilization of great richness and technological brilliance. During the few seconds it takes you to read this sentence, some 700 milli0on ants will be born on earth... Edmond Wells had studied ants for years: he knew of the power which existed in their hidden world. On his death, he leaves his apartment to his nephew Jonathan with one proviso: that he must not descend beyond the cellar door. But when the family’s dog escapes down the cellar steps, Jonathan has little alternative but to follow. Innocently he enters the world of the ant, whose struggle for existence forces him to reassess man’s place in the cycle of nature. It is an experience that will alter his life for ever... Empire of the Ants is an extraordinary achievement. It takes you inside the ants’ universe and reveals it to be a highly organised world, as complex and relentless as human society and even more brutal.
Witches of East End
"Move over, zombies, vampires, and werewolves, and make way for witches. Melissa de la Cruz, author of the best-selling Blue Bloods series, ably sets the stage for a juicy new franchise." -Entertainment Weekly The three Beauchamp women-Joanna and her daughters, Freya and Ingrid-live ordinary lives in mist-shrouded North Hampton, out on the tip of Long Island. All three are harboring a centuries-old secret: They are powerful witches forbidden to practice magic. But right before Freya's planned wedding to wealthy Bran Gardiner, a mysterious and attractive man arrives in town and makes Freya question everything. When a young woman turns up dead, it soon becomes clear to all three that it's time to dust off their wands and fight the dark forces working against them. With a brand-new cast of characters, a fascinating and fresh world to discover, and a few surprise appearances from some of the Blue Blood fan favorites, this is a page-turning, deliciously fun, magical read fraught with love affairs, witchcraft, mythology, and an unforgettable battle between good and evil. "A bubbling cauldron of mystery and romance." -People "In her first novel for adults, the author . . . lets her repressed sorceresses rip." -The New York Times
The Anubis Gates
Brendan Doyle is a twentieth-century English professor who travels back to 1810 London to attend a lecture given by English romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. This is a London filled with deformed clowns, organised beggar societies, insane homunculi and magic. When he is kidnapped by gypsies and consequently misses his return trip to 1983, the mild-mannered Doyle is forced to become a street-smart con man, escape artist, and swordsman in order to survive in the dark and treacherous London underworld. He defies bullets, black magic, murderous beggars, freezing waters, imprisonment in mutant-infested dungeons, poisoning, and even a plunge back to 1684. Coleridge himself and poet Lord Byron make appearances in the novel, which also features a poor tinkerer who creates genetic monsters and a werewolf that inhabits others' bodies when his latest becomes too hairy.
Romancing the Inventor
Steampunk lesbian romance featuring a servant bent on seducing a brilliant cross-dressing scientist who's too brokenhearted to notice. Or is she?Imogene Hale is a lowly parlormaid with a soul-crushing secret. Seeking solace, she takes work at a vampire hive, only to fall desperately in love with an amazing lady inventor. Genevieve Lefoux is utterly broken-hearted, basically enslaved, and quite French. With culture, class, and the lady herself set against the match, can Imogene and her duster overcome all odds and win Genevieve's heart, or will the vampires suck both of them dry?This is a stand alone LBGTQ romance set in Gail Carriger's steampunk universe, featuring everyone's favorite cross dressing Frenchwoman. This sweet story is full of class prejudice, elusive equations, and paranormal creatures taking tea.
"Kim Newman's Anno Dracula is back in print, and we must celebrate. It was the first mash-up of literature, history and vampires, and now, in a world in which vampires are everywhere, it's still the best, and its bite is just as sharp. Compulsory reading, commentary, and mindgame: glorious." - Neil Gaiman "Politics, horror, and romance are woven together in this brilliantly imagined and realized novel. Newman's prose is a delight, his attention to detail is spellbinding." - Time Out “Stephen King assumes we hate vampires; Anne Rice makes it safe to love them, because they hate themselves. Kim Newman suspects that most of us live with them… Anno Dracula is the definitive account of that post-modern species, the self-obsessed undead.” - New York Times “Anno Dracula will leave you breathless... one of the most creative novels of the year.” - Seattle Times “Powerful... compelling entertainment... a fiendishly clever banquet of dark treats.” - San Francisco Chronicle 'A ripping yarn, an adventure romp of the best blood, and a satisfying… read' - Washington Post Book World "The most comprehensive, brilliant, dazzlingly audacious vampire novel to date. 'Ultimate' seems an apt description... Anno Dracula is at once playful, horrific, intelligent, and revelatory." - Locus "A marvelous marriage of political satire, melodramatic intrigue, gothic horror, and alternative history. Not to be missed." - The Independent "Once you start reading this Victorian-era thriller, you will not be satiated until you reach the end." - Ain't It Cool "Anno Dracula is the smart, hip Year Zero of the vampire genre's ongoing revolution." - Paul McAuley "Kim Newman brings Dracula back home in the granddaddy of all vampire adventures. Anno Dracula couldn't be more fun if Bram Stoker had scripted it for Hammer. It's a beautifully constructed Gothic epic that knocks almost every other vampire novel out for the count." - Christopher Fowler "The most interesting take on the Dracula story... to date. Recommending this one to all those that love Dracula and historical fiction!" - RexRobotReviews -- It is 1888 and Queen Victoria has remarried, taking as her new consort Vlad Tepes, the Wallachian Prince infamously known as Count Dracula. Peppered with familiar characters from Victorian history and fiction, the novel follows vampire Geneviève Dieudonné and Charles Beauregard of the Diogenes Club as they strive to solve the mystery of the Ripper murders. Anno Dracula is a rich and panoramic tale, combining horror, politics, mystery and romance to create a unique and compelling alternate history. Acclaimed novelist Kim Newman explores the darkest depths of a reinvented Victorian London. This brand-new edition of the bestselling novel contains unique bonus material, including a new afterword from Kim Newman, annotations, articles and alternate endings to the original novel.
The Young World
"Chris Weitz has made a beautiful transition from writing and directing films to novels. The Young World is populated with characters you won't forget and a story as fresh and urgent as Divergent."--James Patterson, #1 NY Times bestselling author of Maximum Ride. Welcome to New York, a city ruled by teens. After a mysterious Sickness wipes out the rest of the population, the young survivors assemble into tightly run tribes. Jefferson, the reluctant leader of the Washington Square tribe, and Donna, the girl he's secretly in love with, have carved out a precarious existence among the chaos. But when a fellow tribe member discovers a clue that may hold the cure for the Sickness, five teens set out on a life-altering road trip, exchanging gunfire with enemy gangs, escaping cults and militias, braving the wilds of the subway--all in order to save humankind. This first novel from acclaimed film writer/director Chris Weitz is the heart-stopping debut of an action-packed trilogy.