Eager to see the world that lies beyond his small Cornish village, young Hedyn, son of an archer and serf, is thrilled to be chosen to join King Henry's army as it advances on Normandy. His excitement quickly gives way to exhaustion in body and spirit, as well as worry for the safety of his newfound friends and comrades. Treachery, disease, hunger, and death plague their steps as King Henry's men near their fateful battle with the French army at Agincourt. Can a mysterious stranger with a secretive past offer Hedyn hope amidst the horrors of battle?
"The beauty is in the details!"
Treasure maps! Pirates! Double crossings and ships at sea! Treasure Island, the adventure novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, is the swashbuckling tale of "buccaneers and buried gold", universally known for its atmosphere, characters, and action, mostly focused on the quintessential pirate, the unforgettable Long John Silver. You will love this story!
In 1380, Venice is a world power. She is mistress of the sea, had checked the rising power of the Turks, conquered Constantinople, and successfully defied all the attacks of her jealous rivals. But now her strength and splendor are put to the severest test by the combined powers of Hungary, Padua, and Genoa. In an atmosphere of intrigue, crime and treachery, Francis Hammond displays a fine sense and manliness that carry him safely through the storm in the watery splendor of Venice.
The year is 1659. You've been stranded on a desert island. How would you survive? Stay for 28 years and deal with cannibals, heartfelt spiritual awakenings, mutineers, goats, crops, and human visitations, and you have one of the most widely published books in all history, Robinson Crusoe, often credited as the beginning of realistic fiction as a literary genre.