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The Black Hawks (Articles of Faith, Book 1)

by David Wragg HarperVoyager (October 03, 2019)

Dark, thrilling, and hilarious, The Black Hawks is an epic adventure perfect for fans of Joe Abercrombie and Scott Lynch.

Life as a knight is not what Vedren Chel imagined. Bound by oath to a dead-end job in...


Looking Further Backward

by Arthur Dudley Vinton Feedbooks (March 25, 2018)

China invades the United States to restore US capitalism in the year 2020 in this dystopian 1890 sequel to Edward Bellamy's 1888 novel Looking Backward. Vinton's novel is written as a series of lectures delivered...


Love-At-Arms

by Rafael Sabatini Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Count Francesco battles the forces of the Duke for the attentions of the Prince's niece in this rousing adventure that reminds us of the Romance in Adventure. Sabatini's Love-at-Arms is an exuberant romp through...


The Shame of Motley

by Rafael Sabatini Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

1926. Being the memoir of certain transactions in the life of Lazzaro Biancomonte, of Biancomonte, sometime fool of the Court of Pesaro. After a brief stint in the business world, Sabatini went to work as a...


Rebel Raider

by Henry Beam Piper Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

In the gripping Civil War story "Rebel Raider," H. Beam Piper takes a break from the science fiction that was his typical stock-in-trade and beams readers back into the midst of the conflict that ripped the...


Moon-Face & Other Stories

by Jack London Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The title story is a short story by Jack London, on the subject of extreme antipathy. The unnamed protagonist of the story has an irrational hatred of John Claverhouse, the moon-face man. He hates really everything...


A Son of the Sun

by Jack London Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A Son of the Sun is a 1912 novel by Jack London. It is set in the South Pacific at the beginning of the 20th century and consists of eight separate stories. David Grief is a forty-year-old English adventurer...


The Charles Dickens Christmas MEGAPACK ®: 25 Classic Yuletide Tales

by Charles Dickens & Wilkie Collins Wildside Press (December 10, 2014)

The "Christmas Story" (often a "Christmas Ghost Story") was a popular Victorian tradition. Charles Dickens, who surely needs no introduction today, took part with gusto, penning dozens of Christmas tales (the...


Somewhere Else

by Katherine Christensen Library For All (August 17, 2018)

It can be really frustrating to see and do the same things day after day. Sometimes all we want is to be somewhere else, doing something more exciting! But if we look hard enough, there might just be new things...


The Captain's Doll

by David Herbert Lawrence Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Down the road strayed the tourists like pilgrims, and at the closed end of the valley they could be seen, quite tiny, climbing the cut- out road that went up like a stairway. Just by their movements you perceived...


The Fox

by David Herbert Lawrence Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Set in Berkshire, England, during World War I, The Fox, like many of D. H. Lawrence’s other major works, deals with the psychological relationships of three protagonists in a triangle of love and hatred. Without...


The Ladybird

by David Herbert Lawrence Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Set toward the end of World War I, a German prisoner, a Count, convalescing in an English hospital, is befriended by Daphne, the “Ladybird”. They are acquaintances from years earlier.


The Prussian Officer

by David Herbert Lawrence Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

His first published collection, these twelve stories were written between 1907 and 1914, during a crucial period of development for Lawrence from which he emerged a leading figure of the modernist movement....


The Black Arrow

by Robert Louis Stevenson Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

In fifteenth-century England, when his father's murderer is revealed to be his guardian, seventeen-year-old Richard Shelton joins the fellowship of the Black Arrow in avenging the death, rescuing the woman he...


The Adventures of Captain Horn

by Frank R. Stockton Feedbooks (March 25, 2018)

This was the third-best selling book in the United States in 1895. It begins:

"Early in the spring of the year 1884, the three-masted schooner Castor, from San Francisco to Valparaiso, was struck by a tornado...


All Things Are Lights

by Robert Joseph Shea Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A story that entwines the fate of Cathars of southern France with the occult traditions of Courtly Love and the troubadours.


The War Prayer

by Mark Twain Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Written by Mark Twain during the Philippine-American War in the first decade of the twentieth century, The War Prayer tells of a patriotic church service held to send the town's young men off to war. During...


The International Spy

by Allen Upward Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Being the secret history of the Russo-Japanese War: In this story the author makes clear the sinking of the English fishing schooners by the Baltic fleet of Russia and brings in all kinds of events that seemed...


Wulf the Saxon

by G. A. Henty Feedbooks (March 25, 2018)

From the creator of exciting, historically accurate fiction for young readers comes this tale of loyalty and courage in 11th-century Britain. Wulf and his best friend, Beorn, fight bravely for their Saxon king...


The Great Impersonation

by Edward Phillips Oppenheim Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

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The trouble from which great events were to come began when Everard Dominey, who had been fighting his way through the scrub for the last three quarters of an hour towards those thin, spiral wisps of...


The Zeppelin's Passenger

by Edward Phillips Oppenheim Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

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"Never heard a sound," the younger of the afternoon callers admitted, getting rid of his empty cup and leaning forward in his low chair. "No more tea, thank you, Miss Fairclough. Done splendidly, thanks....


The Daughter of the Commandant

by Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Pyotr Andreyich Grinyov is the only surviving child of a retired army officer. When Pyotr turns 17, his father sends him into military service in Orenburg. En route Pyotr gets lost in a blizzard, but is rescued...


Five Thousand Miles Underground

by Roy Rockwood Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Dismantling the dirigible-ship Monarch & the submarine Porpoise, our crew constructs from the combined parts the Flying Mermaid which is both airship & submarine. They leave their home in Maine & head for a...


Lost on the Moon

by Roy Rockwood Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

After learning of a diamond field on the Moon, our crew heads for the satellite, where they discover a petrified city populated by petrified people.


Through Space to Mars

by Roy Rockwood Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Mark and Jack enroll in the Universal Electrical & Chemical College, and meet the inventor Santell Roumann. Santell has discovered a new fuel source called Etherium, and together the group builds a rocket ship...


Brood of the Witch-Queen

by Sax Rohmer Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

There was sincerity in the appeal, spoken in the softest, most silvern tone which he had ever heard. He stood beside the veiled woman, and met the glance of her dark eyes with a consciousness of some magnetic...


Among Malay Pirates : a Tale of Adventure and Peril

by G. A. Henty Feedbooks (March 25, 2018)

In this collection of shorter stories we visit Malay pirates, have a couple of tales of India, a shipwreck off the Channel Islands and a bursting dam in California, and finish off escaping from captivity in...


Dutch Courage and Other Stories

by Jack London Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A collection of very early stories published posthumously, with a preface by his wife Charmian.


Michael, Brother of Jerry

by Jack London Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

This story of brutality toward animals inspired a movement known as the Jack London Clubs, which were devoted to the cause of animal welfare and humane treatment.


The Strength of the Strong

by Jack London Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Includes "The Dream of Debs," "South of the Slot," and "The Unparalleled Invasion."


Manoa’s First Kula Trip

by Jordan Dean Library For All (May 02, 2019)

Manoa is so excited to go on his first Kula Trade trip. He must help prepare for the journey, eat a good breakfast, and say goodbye to his mother. A big feast will be held in the village when they return! Reading...


Allan Quatermain

by Henry Rider Haggard Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Quatermain has lost his only son and is eager to return to the wilderness. He persuaded Captain John Good and the Zulu chief Umbopa to accompany him, they set off from the coast of East Africa, this time in...


Ayesha

by Henry Rider Haggard Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

In this sequel to She, Horace Holly & his ward Leo Vincey once again embark on a quest to find the mysterious woman known as Ayesha. Knowing that She is no longer in Africa, they go east, eventually reaching...


Cleopatra

by Henry Rider Haggard Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The story is set in the Ptolemaic era of ancient Egyptian history and revolves around the survival of a dynasty bloodline protected by the Priesthood of Isis. The main character Harmachis (the living descendant...


The People of the Mist

by Henry Rider Haggard Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

In this story, readers are introduced to Leonard Outram, a penniless British adventurer in his pocket who is seeking wealth in distant lands, having lost his family lands and estates. He is involved in the rescue...


Allan's Wife and Other Tales

by Henry Rider Haggard Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Allan's Wife and Other Tales is a collection of Allan Quatermain stories. Contains: "Allan's Wife" "Hunter Quatermain's Story" "A Tale of Three Lions" "Long Odds"


Lysbeth

by Henry Rider Haggard Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Lysbeth: A Tale of the Dutch – an exciting historical adventure novel. The action takes place during the Spanish Inquisition and describes some of the horrors that occurred, giving you an idea of what it was...


The Ivory Child

by Henry Rider Haggard Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

While Quartermain visits Lord Randall, two foreigners come asking for Macumazana -- that is, asking for Allan Quartermain by the name he used among the Africans. The two visitors are Harut and Marut, priests...


When the World Shook

by Henry Rider Haggard Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

When the World Shook is a classic text which tells of the terror of a ghost town. The streets were empty, and so were the buildings, this city could not have been more dead had it been on the moon.


Finished

by Henry Rider Haggard Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The author writes, "This book, although it can be read as a separate story, is the third of the trilogy of which Marie and Child of Storm are the first two parts. It narrates, through the mouth of Allan Quatermain,...


The Yellow God

by Henry Rider Haggard Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The Yellow God is another excellent book by H. Rider Haggard. Jeekie lives in England for about 30 years, arriving in England with his uncle. His uncle, Alan Vernon was involved in a dubious financial deal and...


Allan and the Holy Flower

by Henry Rider Haggard Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

"Allan and the Holy Flower" is a 1915 novel by H. Rider Haggard featuring Allan Quatermain. The plot involves Quatermain going on a trek into Africa to find a mysterious flower. (Excerpt from Wikipedia).


The Ghost Kings

by Henry Rider Haggard Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The author wrote, "The Zulus have a strange story of a white girl who in Dingaan's day was supposed to 'hold the spirit' of some legendary goddess of theirs who is also white. This girl, they say, was very beautiful...


Scaramouche

by Rafael Sabatini Open BookShelf (September 29, 2018)

A romantic tale of a young aristocrat's adventures during the French Revolution. At one point the hero joins a theater troupe to portray ''Scaramouche''. He also becomes a lawyer, a politician, and a lover,...


The Kingdom of What Is

by Karl Petersen Resource Publications (July 07, 2017)

Thirteen-year-old Kate is without her dad, lonely and depressed. Her family is broken and her world has lost its color and energy. One day, she is drawn by a crow into a land of uncommon beauty and love. But...


The Life, Adventures & Piracies of the Famous Captain Singleton

by Daniel Defoe Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The narrative describes the life of an Englishman, stolen from a well-to-do family as a child and raised by Gypsies who eventually makes his way to sea. One half of the book concerns Singleton's crossing of...


Martin Conisby's Vengeance

by Jeffery Farnol Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A classic pirate tale of the Spanish Main, featuring the female pirate, Captain Jo.


The Adventures of Don Lavington

by George Manville Fenn Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Lindon, known as Don, is a boy in his late teens who has left school, and who lives with his mother and uncle Josiah, his father being dead, and works as a clerk in the office, the business being sugar and tobacco...


The Wolf Hunters

by James Oliver Curwood Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A thrilling tale of adventure in the Canadian wilderness.


Cord and Creese

by Lester Del Rey Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Above all, that hideous figure on the table, as its fingers were loosened, in falling forward, seemed to take steps, with his demon face still staring at me. My blood ran cold. It seemed to me as though these...