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Bargain Alert! Dragon (Vlad) by Steven Brust @StevenBrust for $2.99! @torbooks #Kindle

August 31, 2014 Leave a comment

Dragon (Vlad) by Steven Brust

Dragon (Vlad) by Steven Brust (Tor Books/Macmillan) is currently available for $2.99 on Amazon US.

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In which Vlad Taltos finds himself, much to his surprise, at the fateful Battle of Baritt’s Tomb
Marching through mud just isn’t as much fun as they say.
After years of surviving in Adrilankha by practicing the trade he knows best—killing people for a living—suddenly Vlad Taltos finds himself in the last place any self-respecting assassin wants to be: the army. Worse, he’s right in the middle of a apocalyptic battle between two sorcerous armies, and everyone expects him to play a role they won’t explain. All Vlad’s got between him and the worst kind of death is his wits. Oh, and a smart-mouthed winged lizard…
Dragon is Steven Brust at his best—a swashbuckling fantasy adventure.

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Bargain Alert! The Six-Gun Tarot by R. S. Belcher for $2.99! @torbooks #Kindle

August 31, 2014 Leave a comment

The Six-Gun Tarot by R. S. Belcher

The Six-Gun Tarot by R. S. Belcher (Tor Books/Macmillan) is currently available for $2.99 on Amazon US.

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Nevada, 1869: Beyond the pitiless 40-Mile Desert lies Golgotha, a cattle town that hides more than its share of unnatural secrets. The sheriff bears the mark of the noose around his neck; some say he is a dead man whose time has not yet come. His half-human deputy is kin to coyotes. The mayor guards a hoard of mythical treasures. A banker’s wife belongs to a secret order of assassins. And a shady saloon owner, whose fingers are in everyone’s business, may know more about the town’s true origins than he’s letting on.

A haven for the blessed and the damned, Golgotha has known many strange events, but nothing like the primordial darkness stirring in the abandoned silver mine overlooking the town. Bleeding midnight, an ancient evil is spilling into the world, and unless the sheriff and his posse can saddle up in time, Golgotha will have seen its last dawn…and so will all of Creation.

R.S. Belcher’s The Six-Gun Tarot is “an astonishing blend of first-rate steampunk fantasy and Western adventure.” (Library Journal, Starred Review)

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Bargain Alert! The Physician by Noah Gordon (@NoahGordonBooks for $2.24! @BarcelonaeBooks #Kindle

August 28, 2014 Leave a comment

The Physician (The Cole Trilogy Book 1) by Noah Gordon

The Physician (The Cole Trilogy Book 1) by Noah Gordon (Barcelona eBooks) is currently available for $2.24 on Amazon US.

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Read by millions in thirty-two countries, soon to be a major motion picture, and voted “one of the ten most-beloved books of all time,” here is the first English-language digital edition of Noah Gordon’s masterwork
In eleventh-century London, a child holds the hand of his dying mother and is terrified, aware something is taking her. Orphaned and given to an itinerant barber-surgeon, Rob Cole becomes a fast-talking swindler, peddling a worthless medicine. But as he matures, his strange gift—an acute sensitivity to impending death—never leaves him, and he yearns to become a healer.
Arab madrassas are the only authentic medical schools, and he makes his perilous way to Persia. Christians are barred from Muslim schools, but claiming he is a Jew, he studies under the world’s most renowned physician, Avicenna. How the woman who is his great love struggles against her only rival—medicine—makes a riveting modern classic.
The Physician is the first book in Noah Gordon’s Dr. Robert Cole trilogy, which continues with Shaman and concludes with Matters of Choice.

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Bargain Alert! The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt by Toby Wilkinson for $1.99! @randomhouse #Kindle

August 28, 2014 Leave a comment

The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt by Toby Wilkinson

The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt by Toby Wilkinson (Random House) is currently available for $1.99 on Amazon US.

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In this landmark work, one of the world’s most renowned Egyptologists tells the epic story of this great civilization, from its birth as the first nation-state to its final absorption into the Roman Empire—three thousand years of wild drama, bold spectacle, and unforgettable characters.

Award-winning scholar Toby Wilkinson captures not only the lavish pomp and artistic grandeur of this land of pyramids and pharaohs but for the first time reveals the constant propaganda and repression that were its foundations. Drawing upon forty years of archaeological research, Wilkinson takes us inside an exotic tribal society with a pre-monetary economy and decadent, divine kings who ruled with all-too-recognizable human emotions.

Here are the years of the Old Kingdom, where Pepi II, made king as an infant, was later undermined by rumors of his affair with an army general, and the Middle Kingdom, a golden age of literature and jewelry in which the benefits of the afterlife became available for all, not just royalty—a concept later underlying Christianity. Wilkinson then explores the legendary era of the New Kingdom, a lost world of breathtaking opulence founded by Ahmose, whose parents were siblings, and who married his sister and transformed worship of his family into a national cult. Other leaders include Akhenaten, the “heretic king,” who with his wife Nefertiti brought about a revolution with a bold new religion; his son Tutankhamun, whose dazzling tomb would remain hidden for three millennia; and eleven pharaohs called Ramesses, the last of whom presided over the militarism, lawlessness, and corruption that caused a crucial political and societal decline.

Riveting and revelatory, filled with new information and unique interpretations, The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt will become the standard source about this great civilization, one that lasted—so far—longer than any other.

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Bargain Alert! No Time to Lose: In Pursuit of Deadly Viruses by Peter Piot for $1.99! @wwnorton #Kindle

August 28, 2014 Leave a comment

No Time to Lose: A Life in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses by Peter Piot

No Time to Lose: A Life in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses by Peter Piot (W. W. Norton & Company) is currently available for $1.99 on Amazon US.

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When Peter Piot was in medical school, a professor warned, “There’s no future in infectious diseases. They’ve all been solved.” Fortunately, Piot ignored him, and the result has been an exceptional, adventure-filled career.

In the 1970s, as a young man, Piot was sent to Central Africa as part of a team tasked with identifying a grisly new virus. Crossing into the quarantine zone on the most dangerous missions, he studied local customs to determine how this disease – the Ebola virus – was spreading.

Later, Piot found himself in the field again when another mysterious epidemic broke out: AIDS. He traveled throughout Africa, leading the first international AIDS initiatives there. Then, as founder and director of UNAIDS, he negotiated policies with leaders from Fidel Castro to Thabo Mbeki and helped turn the tide of the epidemic.

Candid and engrossing, No Time to Lose captures the urgency and excitement of being on the front lines in the fight against today’s deadliest diseases.

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Seven Books by Agatha Christie are £1.99 each! @HarperCollinsUK

August 28, 2014 Leave a comment

Seven Books by Agatha Christie

Save on seven books by Agatha Christie (Harper) which are only £1.99 each today on the UK Kindle site.

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Seven books by Agatha Christie are currently £1.99 each.

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Bargain Alert! Sharpe’s Tiger by Bernard Cornwell for $2.99! @HarperCollins #Kindle

August 27, 2014 Leave a comment

Sharpe's Tiger by Bernard Cornwell

Sharpe’s Tiger by Bernard Cornwell (HarperCollins) is currently available for $2.99 on Amazon US.

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In a battery of events that will make a hero out of an illiterate private, a young Richard Sharpe poses as the enemy to bring down a ruthless Indian dictator backed by fearsome French troops.

The year is 1799, and Richard Sharpe is just beginning his military career. An inexperienced young private in His Majesty’s service, Sharpe becomes part of an expedition to India to push the ruthless Tippoo of Mysore from his throne and drive out his French allies. To penetrate the Tippoo’s city and make contact with a Scottish spy being held prisoner there, Sharpe has to pose as a deserter. Success will make him a sergeant, but failure will turn him over to the Tippoo’s brutal executioners — or, worse — his man-eating tigers. Picking his way through an exotic and alien world. Sharpe realizes that one slip will mean disaster. And when the furious British assault on the city finally begins, Sharpe must take up arms against his true comrades to preserve his false identity, risking death at their hands in order to avoid detection and thus to foil the Tippoo’s well-set trap.

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