A feisty young girl with plenty of pluck and a slightly shady young boy with an agenda of his own navigate their way through the murky world of traders in African slaves, piracy and immoral commerce in a world of injustice.
The conflict between a race of aquatic near-humans and their bigoted land-based relatives is the basis for this complex tale that mirrors current events. Immigrants and those from different cultures have long been at odds, as they are in this tale.
A book said to have been an influence on J.R.R. Tolkien, this tale of abandoned children and fantastical beings is pure delight. Witches, ogres, magical animals and hobbit-like beings populate this bright and amusing story.
This most-early mention of a mechanically enhanced human presages the notion of the cyborg with the technology of time but a universal verity. Charming and clearly a product of the early 20 th century this is a delight to read and a revelation to comprehend.
6th in the Bastards of Pizzofalcone series, this twisted tale of crime in the sunny port of Naples is filled with humor and pathos as well as plenty of shady characters, quirky cops and a taste of Neapolitan culture and cuisine.
Exemplifying the best of short fiction these stories and fragments, accompanied by biographical information of the most compelling sort will please fans of the author and convert those who have not already read his work.
An apocalyptic tale of world financial collapse peppered with harsh realities we may be forced to face. A thriller with an eerily real basis that provides possible lessons about our current situation and how it could easily change for the worse.
This is a real page-turner, especially if you enjoy conflicted protagonists, gritty crime fiction and atmospheric landscapes. 1970s Glasgow provides the rainy, gloomy backdrop for this dark tale of crime and near-crime committed by the villains and sometimes by the police.