Headhunters, sorcerers, pirates, and Indian princes thrive in this adventurous, poetic tale of a young outcast in Borneo. Born in 1609, son of a native woman and a Dutch sea captain he never knew, Jaki Gefjon grows up in the jungle as a sorcerer's apprentice. Later kidnapped by pirates, he befriends his captor, Trevor Pym, notorious for his dreaded man-of-war, Wyvern. The scientific marvels on the European privateer become the young soul-catcher's passion - until he falls for Lucinda.
The sweeping chronicle of a great and tragic pharaoh who lost his throne for the love of a god. In the glory of ancient Egypt, an epic of a royal family divided, bloody power ploys, and religious wars that nearly tore apart one of the greatest empires in human history.
"Is it the author or the narrator"
Young Otto Kerchner dreams of escaping his father's Wisconsin dairy farm and becoming a flier like his hero Charles Lindbergh. When a small airport is built on an adjoining property, Otto trades odd jobs for flight lessons and becomes a pilot at 16. When World War II breaks out, he enlists in the Army Air Corps and finds himself a year later high over Germany at the controls of a B-17. Otto and his crew fly 23 missions untouched, but then his world shatters, and he must draw on reserves of faith and courage he never imagined.
"The Golden age of flying"
Thief of Babes is a classic fantasy of a farmwife sworn to rescue her husband from the elves under the hill. Clarisse was left by Yves on their farm in New York's Hudson Valley during the Indian Wars. When he finally returns, he is a broken man, easily captured by the trickster elves. His wife makes a bargain with their queen to steal a human infant and replace them with a changeling for a night with her husband.
"Fresh life for a classic tale"
The Twisting Door is a historical fantasy of an odd youth named Leven in medieval France who is tasked to remove outcasts from his walled city and leave them to die in the woods. But when he learns that not all of them die, and that a hidden village of elves and witches lives nearby raising them, his life turns upside down. Soon Leven sees the city, the outcasts, his family, and God and the Devil and magic and myth in a whole new light.
"Listen, Fatman," the Chief said. "We've received a wail from a whale." "What's that, Chief?" Fergus asked. "We may have a bad connection."