Description : 'Puromi never lies. Time bears us upon a different flag now. Be still, madam. It will grow incandescent. I know it sounds unbearable, this lost day burns all we have known, you and I, in our separate lifetimes. But we are together now. Let it burn. Let it. Don't let fear drag you backwards. The men in my tent died yesterday on this battlefield. I kept myself alive because this must be told. This enchantment is not a wishful dream of heaven. It is the only hope for earth.'h.' When Mariam stops beside Joe Welk, a dying American soldier in Iraq whom she mistakes for her brother, she is entrusted with a diary destined for his unborn child, Alia. In this diary she first hears about the enigmatic god enchanter. What follows is a remarkable story that unfolds in the voices of Alia, her Iraqi family, a saxophonist in New York, an engineer in north India, a maverick environmentalist and others, as their war-torn lives transform when they come in contact with the god enchanter. A haunting novel that spans continents and time, The God Enchanter reinforces the power of love and of the human soul in a world torn apart by a million mutinies.
Description : What really happened to Anastasia Romanov? Anastasia Romanov thought she would never feel more alone than when the gunfire started and her family began to fall around her. Surely the bullets would come for her next. But they didn't. Instead, two gnarled old hands reached for her. When she wakes up she discovers that she is in the ancient hut of the witch Baba Yaga, and that some things are worse than being dead. In modern-day Chicago, Anne doesn't know much about Russian history. She is more concerned about getting into a good college—until the dreams start. She is somewhere else. She is someone else. And she is sharing a small room with a very old woman. The vivid dreams startle her, but not until a handsome stranger offers to explain them does she realize her life is going to change forever. She is the only one who can save Anastasia. But, Anastasia is having her own dreams…
Description : In the Dominican Republic, thirteen-year-old Annabel and fourteen-year-old Cristian know they love one another. The best friends, who come from very different households, deny their love out of fear that their parents will keep them apart. But it's not their families they need to worry about. Evil forces are at work in the village of Enrriquillo, searching for souls to claim for the devil. Cristian's father continually lusts for money, going so far as to make a pact with the devil to get it. He soon wins the lottery and becomes very wealthy, but the price becomes painfully apparent when, one by one, his children start dying strange deaths. Annabel's mother, perceiving something is wrong with Cristian's family, takes her daughter and flees, moving to the city for her daughter's safety. Twelve years later, Annabel finally discovers the truth about Cristian's tragic past. Relying on her unshakable faith in God and the power of love, Annabel returns to Enrriquillo against her mother's wishes to confront Cristian's unloving father-and challenge the devil to save her beloved's soul.
Description : Seventeenth-century Java is in turmoil between its Hindu-Buddhist past and its Muslim future, while pepper draws Europe’s quarrelling spice-hungry traders to its shores. Thomas Hodges of the East India Company seizes a chance at glory by being the first to venture ashore at the pepper port of Banten in 1608. Will he unlock the mysterious riches of Java for the English, or die forgotten with a Javanese kris or Portuguese poignard between his ribs? He falls under the spell of a captivating interpreter, Sri, but can only retain both her and his Englishness by inventing a mission from King James to the mysterious great ruler of the interior – Mataram. In Mataram he finds a kingdom poised to decide its destiny – between a rich past of gods and spirits, a sterner Islam and pushy Europeans offering both science and God. For Hodges and Sri, survival alone will be a challenge; reconciling survival and desire with conscience in this baffling spiritual landscape appears impossible.
Description : Essence of Falling in Love is a story about a young lady who, at the age of 16, had a passion for love and was certain that her first love would be the most exciting and long lasting. Kutloisiso Mahlangu and Mphoentle Mahola, whose story is being told, experience their first love and how they managed to come to an understanding of love and that being in a relationship has nothing to do with being accepted by the group they hang out with. Love is more about personal gain seeing us partnering or ‘falling in love' or become attached to a certain person so that people can see who we are and what we are capable of. Kutloisiso and Mphoentle discover that being attached to your partner doesn't necessarily mean that the person will love you forever. And that no one should ever allow themselves to be abused in the name of love.
Description : The ?POWER of LOVE? is the first of six novels in THE CONSCRIPT DIARIES series and is told by Bob Sten from notes he kept while serving as a young conscript during the Vietnam War.The story begins when he is assigned a task to search for unexploded munitions suspected to have been secreted in an extensive collection of gardens, once the food bowl for the hundreds of workers of the surrounding rubber plantation. In amongst the dilapidated gardens and decaying remnants of a huge shade house he meets the enigmatic Adele Bonnet, the owner of the plantation which has been unproductive for some years due to the war that continues with increasing ferocity in and around the vast estate. The closed nature of the plantation provides ideal transits for the transportation of large quantities of war materials coming from North Vietnam for the imminent TET Offensive that will ultimately result in the withdrawal of American forces from South Vietnam.