As the ninth century wanes, Alfred the Great lies dying, his dream of a unified England in danger and his kingdom on the brink of chaos. While his son, Edward, has been named his successor, there are other Saxon claimants to the throne - as well as ambitious pagan Vikings to the north. Uhtred, the Saxon-born, Viking-raised warrior, whose life seems to shadow the making of England itself, is torn between his vows and his desires....
"narration is horrible. great story"
As the ninth century wanes, England appears about to be plunged into chaos once more. For the Viking-raised but Saxon-born warrior, Uhtred, whose life seems to shadow the making of England, this presents him with difficult choices.King Alfred is dying and his passing threatens the island of Britain to renewed warfare. Alfred wants his son, Edward, to succeed him but there are other Saxon claimants to the throne as well as ambitious pagan Vikings to the north.
"If only it wasn't for the narration.."
In the last years of the ninth century, King Alfred of Wessex is in failing health, and his heir is an untested youth. The Danes, who have failed so many times to conquer Wessex, smell opportunity.... First comes Harald Bloodhair, a savage warrior leading a Viking horde. But Alfred still has the services of Uhtred, his unwilling warlord, who leads Harald into a trap and, at Farnham in Surrey, inflicts one of the greatest defeats the Vikings were ever to suffer.
"Narrator change sucks"
When 20-year-old Lenny Barnes, paralysed in a rugby accident, commits suicide in the presence of Barnaby Johnson, the much-loved priest of a West Cornwall parish, the tragedy's reverberations open up the fault-lines between Barnaby and his nearest and dearest. The personal stories of his wife, children and lover illuminate and the gulfs of unspoken sadness that separate them all. Across this web of relations scuttles Barnaby's repellent nemesis – a man as wicked as his prey is virtuous.
AD 848. Bernwyn of Lythe spurns marriage and chooses to remain a virgin, dedicated to Christ. When she is found murdered in a chapel, butterflies found resting on her body are taken to be a sign from God. But what if Bernwyn was not all she seemed? Could her saintly deeds have been mistakenly attributed to her, and the people have set up a shrine to a false virgin?
Twins Ben and Zoe usually travel the world with their parents, who work as vets, but this time they’ve been left at home. Just when they think they’re never going to have another adventure, they receive a mysterious message. Could it really be from Dr Stephen Fisher, the famous zoologist who has been missing for years? Dr Fisher needs their help. Will they join Wild, the secret organisation he set up to save animals in danger?
Harry is older, and he's not the only one who's got bigger! When a mysterious set of dinosaur cards appear on his key-ring, Harry soon finds that he can call on an army of Back-Up Dinosaurs, for some MONSTER-sized muscle! And when Harry hears that Mr Oakley has been robbed by a nasty crook, he hopes that he and his friends can solve the crime.
A freak virus released by a meteorite storm has given Sarah, Robert and their friends amazing superpowers. But such powers are both a blessing and a curse...Deadly meteorites are heading to Earth but mysterious Russian billionaire Nikolai Makarov seems gleeful. What is his secret and can the group of friends thwart his master plan? A thrilling sci-fi adventure, 'Alien Storm' is the sequel to A.G. Taylor’s highly-acclaimed debut 'Meteorite Strike'.
When a mysterious set of plastic dinosaur cards appear on his key-ring, Harry soon finds that he can call on an army of Back-Up Dinosaurs for some MONSTER-sized muscle! A big snow storm has blocked the roads, and the residents of Huntingdon village are trapped. Harry and his friends - Jack, Charlie and Siri - want to deliver emergency supplies. But it would take the strength of a triceratops or the enormous bulk of an apatosaurus to help them....
Harry thinks he's too old for his bucketful of dinosaurs but they think he's wrong! When a mysterious set of plastic dinosaur cards appear on his key-ring, Harry discovers he can call on an army of Back-Up Dinosaurs for some Monster-sized muscle! Dangerous dogs are worrying the sheep near where Harry lives.
Sammy couldn't be more excited when two pandas arrive at Feral Zoo all the way from China. But when he finds a mysterious golden egg hidden inside the panda crate, he knows things are about to get WEIRD - again. Soon the egg hatches, and Sammy comes face to face with a tiny golden dragon. And it seems to think he's its dad! Sammy needs answers, and he needs them fast - who sent the dragon, and why? It's not long before Sammy realizes he's in more danger than he could ever imagine.
Vampire Nathaniel Gray has spent two hundred years choosing not to feel. But when he accidentally runs Rowan Locke off the road, he is inexplicably flooded with everything she's feeling. He is consumed with the need to protect Rowan at all costs including from himself. To Nate what is happening is unthinkable and as unbelievable, as the existence of faeries. But you see, 'There is no such thing as immortality.'
To make some extra money for the Feral Zoo, Sammy, Red, and Donny decide to promote their cryptozoology business: investigating animals that don't exist. What could possibly go wrong? Everything! Hired to check out sightings of a ghost dog, the friends uncover the terrifying legend of the Hell Hound. Anyone who is seen by this terrible beast is struck with a death curse. So when Sammy's best friend, Mark, runs into the deadly dog, Sammy knows he doesn't have long to figure out how to save him!
Sammy couldn't be more excited when two pandas arrive at Feral Zoo all the way from China. But when he finds a mysterious golden egg hidden inside the panda crate, he knows things are about to get Weird - again. Soon the egg hatches, and Sammy comes face to face with a tiny golden dragon. And, it seems to think he's its dad! Sammy needs answers, and he needs them fast - who sent the dragon, and why? It's not long before Sammy realises he's in more danger than he could ever imagine.
To make some extra money for Feral Zoo, Sammy, Red and Donny decide to promote their cryptozoology business - investigating animals that don't exist. What could possibly go wrong? Everything! Hired to check out sightings of a ghost dog, the friends uncover the terrifying legend of the Hell Hound. Anyone who is seen by this terrible beast is struck with a death curse. So when Sammy's best friend Mark runs into the deadly dog, Sammy knows he doesn't have long to figure out how to save him!
Nicola Barker's readers and listeners are primed to expect surprises, but her 10th novel delivers mind-meld on a metaphysical scale. From quiet beginnings in the picturesque English seaside enclave of Pett Level, In The Approaches ultimately constructs its own anarchic city-state on the previously undiscovered common ground between G.K. Chesterton and Philip K. Dick.
Ever since Sammy discovered that there are crazier animals in the world than just lemurs and lions, his life has become pretty weird. So when a Mongolian Death Worm turns up at his zoo, he's not that surprised. The Death Worm needs help: his best friend, Bert the Yeti Chief, has gone missing. Can Sammy summon the Ministry of Yetis and rescue Bert? He's going to need help from his old friends Donny and Red, not to mention a very reluctant Wish Frog.... An action-packed adventure for the Wimpy Kid generation.
Jack knows every wrestling move there is to know, and his dreams come true when he's recruited as a training assistant to Waldo's Wrestling Trolls. Little does Jack know that he's actually part troll, and that when his new family is in trouble he morphs into the terrifying Thud! He'll have to build a team of wrestling trolls to take on Lord Veto's evil orcs at the tournament of tournaments.
When Eva's husband Jackson tragically drowns, she longs to meet his estranged family. The journey takes her to Jackson's brother's doorstep on a remote Tasmanian island. As strange details about her husband's past begin to emerge, memories of the man she married start slipping through her fingers like sand, as everything she ever knew and loved about him is thrown into question. Now she's no longer sure whether it was Jackson she fell in love with - or someone else entirely…
Sammy Feral is a lucky boy. His family run a zoo and so he spends his spare time hanging out with orangutans, crocodiles and snakes. But his luck has just run out - his entire family has been infected with a werewolf virus! Now his mum, dad and sisters are howling at the moon, craving raw meat and, worst of all, trying to infect Sammy! Luckily, Donny and Red - a crack team who investigate animals that don't exist - are on hand to help.