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Blood of Elves (The Witcher, #1)

Blood of Elves (The Witcher, #1)

The town was in flames. The narrow streets leading to the moat and the first terrace belched smoke and embers, flames devouring the densely clustered thatched houses and licking at the castle walls. From the west, from the harbour gate, the screams and clamour of vicious battle and the dull blows of a battering ram Read more

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The Last Wish: Introducing the Witcher by Ostatnie życzenie

The Last Wish: Introducing the Witcher by Ostatnie życzenie

Later, it was said the man came from the north, from Ropers Gate. He came on foot, leading his laden horse by the bridle. It was late afternoon and the ropers’, saddlers’ and tanners’ stalls were already closed, the street empty. It was hot but the man had a black coat thrown over his shoulders. Read more

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The Secret Chapter (The Invisible Library #6)

There had to be a heist at some point in the story, didn’t there? And there are certain tropes that consistently occur in a heist narrative, whether the protagonists are trying to get away with the Mona Lisa, a casino’s earnings, or the entire gold stocks of Turin and Fort Knox . . . Many Read more

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A Minute to Midnight (Atlee Pine #2) by David Baldacci

A Minute to Midnight (Atlee Pine #2) by David Baldacci

ONCE MORE SHE RODE into the Valley of Death. Only this “valley” was in Colorado, at ADX Florence, America’s only federal supermax prison. The “death” reference was spot-on, though; the place reeked of it by virtue of the crimes committed by the inmates housed there. FBI Special Agent Atlee Pine had driven pedal-to-the-metal to get Read more

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Blue Moon (Jack Reacher, #24) by Lee Child

Blue Moon (Jack Reacher, #24) by Lee Child

ONE The city looked small on a map of America. It was just a tiny polite dot, near a red threadlike road that ran across an otherwise empty half inch of paper. But up close and on the ground it had half a million people. It covered more than a hundred square miles. It had Read more

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Wildwood (Wildwood Chronicles, #1)

Wildwood (Wildwood Chronicles)

How five crows managed to lift a twenty-pound baby boy into the air was beyond Prue, but that was certainly the least of her worries. In fact, if she were to list her worries right then and there as she sat spellbound on the park bench and watched her little brother, Mac, carried aloft in Read more

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One Good Deed by David Baldacci

One Good Deed by David Baldacci

IT WAS A GOOD DAY to be free of prison. The mechanical whoosh and greasy smell of the opening bus doors greeted Aloysius Archer, as he breathed free air for the first time in a while. He wore a threadbare single-breasted brown Victory suit with peak lapels that he’d bought from the Sears, Roebuck catalogue Read more

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The Oracle (Fargo Adventure, #11)

The Oracle (Fargo Adventure, #11)

DECEMBER 12, 533 A.D. Bulla Regia, Kingdom of the Vandals, North Africa The winter moon lit the paving stones as Gelimer, King of the Vandals, and his brother, Tzazon, galloped their horses through the old triumphal arch, past the theater, past the forum, past the still-elegant sleeping town houses. When they reached the center of Read more

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House of Spies (Gabriel Allon #17) by Daniel Silva

House of Spies (Gabriel Allon #17) by Daniel Silva

King Saul Boulevard, Tel Aviv For something so unprecedented, so fraught with institutional risk, it was all handled with a minimum of fuss. And quietly, too. That was the remarkable thing about it, the operational silence with which it was carried out. Yes, there had been the dramatic announcement broadcast live to the nation, and Read more

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Fall, Or Dodge in Hell by Neal Stephenson

Fall, Or Dodge in Hell by Neal Stephenson

Dodge became conscious. His phone was burbling on the bedside table. Without opening his eyes he found it with his hand, jerked it free of its charging cord, and drew it into bed with him. He tapped it once to invoke its snooze feature. It became silent. He rolled onto his side and slid the Read more

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