When the Great War ends, Joshua Connor, a grieving farmer and sometime water diviner from the Mallee in Victoria, sets out to fulfil his wife's dying wish – to travel to Gallipoli to recover the bodies of his three sons and bury them in consecrated ground. Crescent collides with cross, and hope with reason as he discovers that his eldest son, Art, may still be alive. When Connor makes a desperate dash into the perilous heart of Anatolia one question haunts him: if Art is alive, why hasn't he come home?
Something dark and evil has awakened.... Evie O'Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City - and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It's 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live with her uncle Will and his unhealthy obsession with the occult. Evie worries her uncle will discover her darkest secret: a supernatural power that has only brought her trouble so far.
"A delightful surprise."
The mysteries unfold. As a Starlighter, Koren knows her destiny is to save her fellow human slaves from the dragons’ bondage - but by following the orders of the smooth-talking dragon king, Taushin, has she in fact doomed her people and herself? As Koren struggles over her choices, Elyssa discovers a new aspect to her Diviner gifts when her pendant begins to unlock mysteries surrounding the star drops from the Exodus star.
The Diviner’s Tale is at once a journey of self-discovery and an unorthodox murder mystery, a tale of the fantastic and a family chronicle told by an otherwise ordinary woman.
Horse-breeder Christopher Mansell has lost his wife and his daughter, as well as his memory of the night they were brutally murdered. He is tormented by the thought that he is to blame. A chance encounter with a fairground diviner and his captive 'son', who is said to talk to the dead, pricks his curiosity. Although originally skeptical, his troubling dreams make finding this boy a necessity and he begins to search him out in the neighboring towns.
New York, 1926: Die 17-jährige Evie O'Neill kommt aus der langweiligen Provinz in die aufregende Metropole. Dort genießt sie das wilde Partyleben, bis ein Ritualmord die Stadt erschüttert. Und dann ein zweiter und ein dritter... Die Polizei tappt im Dunklen -der Mörder scheint übernatürliche Kräfte zu haben. Doch die hat Evie auch! Anja Stadlobers Lesung des mitreißenden Thrillers entführt die Hörer in die glitzernde und abgründige Welt der Roaring Twenties.
Welcome to the end of the beginning! Of 2013 that is. The winter winds are blowing and it’s a great time to settle in with some great audio books. Here are our favorites from the month of January. Today we’ll meet one of the reigning queens of YA fiction, the delightful Libba Bray – we’ll tell some ghost stories and talk about her new novel, The Diviners. Next, Maggie meets the King of the Brat Pack, Andrew McCarthy and they talk about his journey through life in his book, The Longest Way Home. And we’ll find out how captaining a boat is good practice for captaining your life with It’s Your Ship by Captain D Michael Abrashoff.
Today we’ll meet one of the reigning queens of YA fiction, the delightful Libba Bray – we’ll tell some ghost stories and talk about her new novel, The Diviners. Janis Ian’s soulful music helped make up the soundtrack of our angsty teenage years. Maggie Linton meets her and finds out about her memoir, Society’s Child. And since I am planning a sailing vacation, I thought it might be fun to hear from Captain D. Michael Abrashoff, author of the management technique book, It’s Your Ship.