Tyrant: King of the Bosporus
By Christian Cameron
In a world at war, a brother and sister seek revenge...Another drama-drenched story in a truly epic historical series.They were born in the middle of a battle, into a world at war. And from their first moments of life, twins Satyrus and Melitta were fighting for survival. Their father, a Greek mercenary, was cut down not long after they had taken their first breath; their Scythian mother was cruelly murdered when they were still children.But Satyrus and Melitta are children no more. They have learned how to fight, how to love, how to plot and how to kill. Now it is time to leave their adopted home, the city of Alexandria, and the protection of Alexander the Great's former general, Ptolemy - and seek revenge.Now it is time to go to war...
Tyrant: Storm of Arrows
By Christian Cameron
The stunning sequel to Christian Cameron's epic TYRANT.Kineas, the Athenian cavalry commander, has come a long way since being dismissed from the army of Alexander and vengefully exiled by his own city. Together, his mercenary force and their Scythian allies have defeated a mighty Macedonian army at the Ford of the River God, and his adopted city of Olbia is now free once more. But his destiny will not allow him to enjoy the fruits of victory for long. Far to the east, at the farthest edge of the Sea of Grass, Alexander is threatening to crush the Scythian hordes once and for all. The Lady Srayanka of the Cruel Hands, the Scythian warrior-princess who spurned a king's love to be at Kineas's side, is pledged to take her tribe east to help stop 'the monster' - and Kineas knows he has no choice but to follow, even if it means embracing the violent death in battle that he has seen prefigured in countless dreams. But long before he can confront the might of Alexander's army alongside his beloved Srayanka, he must undertake an epic journey of breathtaking daring...
Tyrant: Destroyer of Cities
By Christian Cameron
This novel in the scintillating Tyrant series brings the epic siege of Rhodes in 306 BC to spectacular life.The death of Alexander the Great was the signal to begin the greatest war in human history - a war that swept like a firestorm from one end of the known world to the other, as his former generals fought like jackals to make his vast empire their own.By 305 BC, the most powerful players in this deadly game faced each other across the Mediterranean: Ptolemy, the master of Egypt, and Antigonus One-Eye, master of Asia. And between them, the island of Rhodes, a strategic fortress city that neither could afford to cede to the enemy.But trapped in the city was one man with the courage and determination to save it from destruction. A man who, surrounded by his closest friends and the woman he loved, simply could not afford to fail. A man called Satyrus.
Tyrant: Force of Kings
By Christian Cameron
The triumphant final volume in the epic series - a series of monumental battles, fascinating history and action-packed adventure.The vast and deadly conflict between Alexander the Great's former generals as they battle for control of his empire has reached a tense stalemate. No one seems able to strike the decisive blow.But with everything in the balance, a secret emerges: hidden in the remote mountains is a young man who could change everything: Herakles, the son of Alexander.Whoever aspires to Alexander's mantle must now control his one legitimate heir - or destroy him - and a war being played across the known world is set for its final, bloody conclusion. As the rival armies converge on the village of Ipsus, twin monarchs Satyrus and Melitta know that they too must gamble their own lives and the survival of their Black Sea kingdom on the outcome...
Tyrant: Funeral Games
By Christian Cameron
An action-packed tale of betrayal and revenge set amid the war between Alexander the Great's generals and climaxing in the most spectacular battle of the ancient world.Satyrus and Melitta, twin heirs to a rich kingdom on the Black Sea, become desperate fugitives when their mother, the Scythian warrior-princess Srayanka, is cut down in a savage act of betrayal. Accompanied by their tutor, the Spartan Philokles, they must make a perilous journey west, pursued by ruthless assassins, to find sanctuary with the army of their father's closest friend, Diodorus. But Diodorus is caught up in the tangled web of alliances, betrayals and intrigue that followed Alexander the Great's death, as his generals fought over the huge empire he had created - and soon the twins will have their first taste of real battle as two Macedonian warlords clash. In this violent and unstable world, they must choose sides carefully, as Antigonus One-Eye, and his brilliant son Demetrius, prepare to take on the might of Ptolemy's Egypt, and the forces gather for the biggest and most spectacular battle the world had ever seen - Gaza.
The Tyrant of Hades
By Colin Kapp
Smoothly, remorselessly, inhumanly, the controlled flow of people continued. As each of the great planetary shells approached population maximum, the surplus of mass of humanity was transported out: Mars shell, Asteroid, Jupiter. Inexorably they filled the space made ready for them by Zeus, the master-minding intelligence.Jupiter shell, Saturn, Uranus...But at Uranus shell the ordered, ever-outward flow stopped and the pressure of the countless billions had pushed the shell to the very edge of catastrophic breakdown. Beyond Uranus lay ready Neptune shell. Zeus-designed, Zeus-built but no longer Zeus-controlled. Another giant intelligence had usurped all power, was refusing to operate the system that alone gave any future to Solaria.And so it was that Maq Ancor, Master Assassin, Magician Cherry and Sine Anura became the eyes of Zeus as they journeyed to the place where all systems failed, where chaos and the Tyrant of Hades ruled.
By Christian Cameron
Ruler. Puppet Master. Killer.Glory. Death. Well-born Athenian cavalry officer, Kineas, fought shoulder to shoulder with Alexander in his epic battles against the Persian hordes. But on his return from the east to his native city, he finds not glory but shame - and exile.With nothing to his name but his military skills, Kineas agrees to lead a band of veterans to the city of Olbia, where the Tyrant is offering good money to train the city's elite cavalry. But soon Kineas and his men find they have stumbled into a deadly maze of intrigue and conspiracy as the Tyrant plots to use them as pawns in the increasingly complex power games between his own citizens, and the dread military might of Macedon.Caught between his duty to the Tyrant, his loyalty to his men and a forbidden love affair with a charismatic Scythian noblewoman, Kineas must call on all his Athenian guile, his flair on the battlefield, and even - he is convinced - the intervention of the gods, to survive.
By Miss Read, Carole Boyd
Miss Read heard about the sale of Tyler's Row from the always well-informed Mrs Pringle - and before long, Fairacre was alive with rumours. Why were the present owners selling? Was it true that a football pools winner was about to buy it? Had Tyler's Row been condemned - or was it to be restored?All rumours are soon laid to rest when Peter and Diana Hale arrive in Fairacre to view Tyler's Row, with plans to knock the middle two cottages into one and create their own rural haven.But the Hales soon discover that Fairacre is no utopia, but a normal English village with all the usual troubles...Read by Carole Boyd(p) 2008 Orion Publishing Group
Two-Thirds of a Ghost
By Helen McCloy
Publisher Tony Kane and his wife host a party in honor of best-selling author Amos Cottle at their Connecticut home. But all eyes are on the guests when an unseen hand slips cyanide into Cottle's drink.Also present at the party is Basil Willing, a psychiatrist-sleuth who soon figures out that Cottle was not the man that his jacket-flap blurb said he was. Willing embarks on a course of literary detection, scouting for clues in book reviews, publisher correspondence, and other documents related to this rather ghostly writer ...
Two-Hour Scrap Crafts
By Anita Louise Crane
Have fun experimenting with new ideas and materials and create many romantic home accents in two hours or less from fabric scraps and other items you have hidden away. All that¿s needed is a little glue, needle and thread, paint and imagination to make the possibilities endless. Most of the projects in Two-Hour Scrap Crafts can be mastered by a novice, as the step-by-step instructions provide a comprehensive guide, as well as a foundation to create designs of your own. The beautiful photography throughout will inspire you with new ideas.
Two-Hour Garden Art
By Ruby Begonia
With these 52 projects, you can choose just the right easy-to-make editions for every outdoor area. Redecorate your front porch in Victorian, Southern, Country, Formal, or Shabby-chic. Refresh your windows, inside and out, with eye-catching planter boxes, shelves, and cut flowers. Decorative yard displays include a nostalgic lemonade stand, copper table, candelabra plant stand, and lighted crystal trees. Patio accessories offer lights, lanterns, finials, and niches. Small accessories include a bird feeder, pot pond, tea service, and solarium, while large garden accessories feature flower be trains, a gate trellis, garden clock, mosaic fountain, and art wall.
Two-Hour Window Treatments
By Linda Durbano, Marno Kissel, Mechelle Christian
With the help of three skilled designers, create miraculous designs to transform your windows.The enjoyable chatty trio dispense professional advice on what makes a window treatment successful; salvaging old treatments; turning windows into inside décor; incorporating special hardware (like horshoes and stars); using natural light ¿ and what to do with a room with no view. And, of course, there¿s everything you want to know on fantastic fabrics, no-sew styles, tassels, ties and more!
Two-Hour Christmas Crafts
By Michele Thompson
Solve all your Christmas decorating and gift-giving needs with a Paper Angel Garland, Moss Star, Snowman Clay Pin, Chenille Christmas Stocking, Burgundy Lampshade, Boxwood and Lemon Leaf Wreath, Grapevine Christmas Tree, Velvet Gift Box, Pinecone Kissing Ball, Christmas Cookie Plate, Tole-Painted Frame, Berry Topiary, Aroma Bags and Satin Tassel Pillow.
Two Worlds of Raymond F. Jones
By Raymond F. Jones
Included in this volume are two short novels by Raymond F. Jones: "The Memory of Mars" originally appeared in the December, 1961 issue of Amazing Stories. "Cubs of the Wolf" originally appeared in the November, 1955 issue of Astounding Science Fiction.
Two Trains Running
By Lucius Shepard
This collection of fact and fiction was inspired by the time science fiction writer Lucius Shepard spent with Missoula Mike, Madcat, and other members of a controversial brotherhood known as the Freight Train Riders of America. Shepard rode the rails throughout the western half of the United States with the disenfranchised, the homeless, the punks, the gangs, and the joy riders for the magazine article 'The FTRA Story'. 'Over Yonder' and 'Jailbait'. In 'Over Yonder', alcoholic Billy Long Gone finds himself on an unusual train. As Billy travels his health improves and his thinking clears, and he arrives in Yonder - an unlikely paradise where a few hundred hobos live in apparent peace and tranquillity. But every paradise has its price, and in Yonder, peace and tranquillity breed complacency and startling deaths. 'Jailbait' is a hardcore tale of deception, lust, revenge, and murder in the seedy underbelly of rail yards and train hopping. Madcat, who functions best in a whiskey-induced haze, must decide between solitude and companionship when he meets up with Grace, an underaged runaway. Grace, in turn, seeks the security of an older man and the life about which only young girls can dream.
The Two Timers
By Bob Shaw
Defying time, Jack Breton crosses into a parallel world to regain Kate - the wife who, nine years earlier, was found raped and strangled in a lonely park. But, in the alternate time-stream Kate is married to his double, John. And for one husband to remain either Jack or John must die.
The Two Tickets Puzzle
By J. J. Connington
'Mr J. J. Connington is a name revered by all specialists on detective fiction' Spectator When Oswald F. Preston is shot dead on the 10.35 local train from Horston, two obvious suspects are immediately in the frame: his wife's lover and an employer with a grudge. With red herrings a-plenty, and a number of other contenders for murderer, including a young heiress, Superintendant Ross has his work cut out for him.
Two That Came True
By Judith Moffett
Collects two stories, "Surviving" - which won the Theodore Sturgeon Award for best science-fiction story of 1986 - and "Not Without Honor."
The Two Mrs Robinsons
By Donna Hay
An engaging and heartfelt romantic comedy about the two women who love Oliver Robinson. One is his partner and the mother of his children - and so is the other!Anna lives with Oliver Robinson and their 3-year-old son Charlie. But Oliver is still married to his first wife Eve, mother of his two teenage children. Eve is a dominant figure who insists on making her presence felt; Anna is young and beautiful, with a bright future. Each woman is weary of the other, insecure and jealous about the relationship Oliver has with the other.Petty squabbles about the division of Oliver's time and money drag on indefinitely until a terrible tragedy leaves both women shattered. Forced to pull together through their shared loss, can they put their differences aside to emerge from the adversity?
The Two Minute Rule
By Robert Crais
A superb standalone thriller from the bestselling author of THE SENTRY.Two minutes can be a lifetime. But break the two minute rule and it's a lifetime in jail. Ask anyone on the wrong side of the law about the two minute rule and they'll tell you that's as long as you can hope for at a robbery before the cops show up.But not everyone plays by the rules. When an aging ex-con finally gets out of jail, freedom doesn't taste too sweet. His son is gunned down in a drive-by shooting. It seems like a random crime, but when the victim is a cop - especially a cop with a con for a father - the motives are never simple.When the hit is exposed as a revenge killing, and the question of police corruption is raised, it becomes a father's last duty to clear his son's name and catch the killer.