Valentine Strange needs money, and the pay is too good. But when Master Aleister Grimshaw, a dangerous witch from a traitorous lineage, joins the expedition for the diadem of Purya, Strange begins to suspect that more is at stake. Grimshaw knows an ancient evil surrounds the diadem - the same evil once hunted him. Harried by curses, bandits and unnatural creatures, Strange and Grimshaw plunge onward. But when a demonic power wakes, their tenuous friendship is threatened as each man must face the destruction of the life he has known.
"Good story, very little romance"
Join this eminent investment manager as he navigates the sea-change in the international economy. Mohamed El-Erian speaking before a live audience at theALOUD Business Forum - Los Angeles February 24, 2009.
1953, England: In a turbulent time of wars, famine, and religious persecution, Christopher Marlowe struggles to balance his life as England's most popular playwright with his duties as a government spy. Suddenly, when he falls under suspicion of atheism, a capital crime, Marlowe fears his many powerful enemies have launched a conspiracy to have him executed... With only a few days to clear his name, he quickly enlists the aid of a young William Shakespeare - one of the few friends he can still trust.
"Not for Lovers of Marlowe"
These stories were meant to be told aloud, and the narrator David Lazarus is perfectly suited to tell these 12 tales Kipling originally told to his children over a century ago. The stories are not only entertaining, but many include a moral lesson, such as "How the Camel Got His Hump," a lesson about being lazy and procrastinating. If you have a cat, you will see him in "The Cat That Walked by Himself".