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Par Eric Wilson. 1981
Par Jon Cleary. 1981
Romantic adventure in the violent days following the Russian Revolution. An American oil engineer becomes a moving target after he…kills a Russian general for attempting to rape a lovely governess. The engineer, the governess, and her two charges flee across Russia in a Rolls Royce Silver Ghost, pursued by a murderous dwarf on horseback. Some strong language. 1981.
Par Patrick O'Brian. 1956
Originally published in 1956, O'Brian's first sea novel. In England in 1740, Peter Palafox, the son of an Irish minister,…and his friend, Sean, have signed onto the Centurion for a four-year trip around the world. Unfortunately, Peter has never been on a ship in his life. But he adjusts to shipboard routines and enjoys longed-for adventures, such as the capture of a Spanish galleon. 1994, c1956.
Par Peter Benchley. 1982
A 16-year-old fisherman's daughter, fascinated by the sea and its creatures, discovers an unchartered submerged volcanic peak, and the magic…of a myth comes true. For junior and senior high readers. 1982.
Par M. T Anderson. 2004
Thirteen-year-old best friends Gregory and Brian travel to rural Vermont for a visit with Gregory's eccentric Uncle Max. In Max's…Victorian mansion, Gregory and Brian become involved in an ancient game played by supernatural opponents. Some violence. Grades 5-8. 2004.
Par Sid Fleischman. 2007
A pirate story unfolds when a 12-year-old boy is shanghaied and made to search for buried treasure - all because…the villainous captain thinks that a boy born at the stroke of midnight ought to have the power to see a ghost. Grades 5-8. Some descriptions of violence, some strong language. 2007, c1965.
Par Stephen R Donaldson. 1996
The fifth volume of "The gap" series reveals the swift fury of the Amnion when they are threatened not only…by the Trumpet crew, but also by exposure by the Director Warden Dios. Sequel to "The gap into madness : chaos and order" (DC30763). 1999. (Gap ; 5)
Par Stephen R Donaldson. 1994
In this fourth volume of "The gap" series, the crew of the Trumpet continue their vital and dangerous fight against…the plans of the Amnion to overthrow all Earth-bred life. Sequel to "The gap into power : a dark and hungry God arises" (DC30765). Followed by "The gap into ruin : this day all Gods die" (DC30764). 1994. (Gap ; 4)
Par Georgette Heyer. 1948
A sheltered, disenchanted, young duke eludes his protectors and sets out to enjoy the robust life of Regency England. He…encounters many experiences for which he had not bargained, including a serenely beautiful woman who becomes the decoy for a ruthless blackmailer. 1948.
Par Marc Levy, Kate Bignold, Lakshmi Ramakrishnan Iyer. 2011
The legend goes that when you are in your mother’s womb, you know all about the mystery of creation and…the origins of the world until the end of time, but when you are born, a messenger flies over your cradle and puts a finger on your lips so that the secret of life will never escape. The finger erases your memory forever and leaves a mark, which all of us have above our upper lip - all of us, except me. The day I was born, the messenger forgot to come and see me, and I remember everything. Sequel to “The first day” (DC41463). Includes sex, violence and strong language. 2011. Uniform title: La première nuit.
Par Marc Levy, Sarah Black. 2011
Keira, an archaeologist, returns home from a dig in Ethiopia with an unusual stone, which Adrian, her old boyfriend and…an astrophysicist, investigates. When it becomes apparent that others are also interested in the stone, Keira and Adrian travel the world, following maps written in the stars and clues buried within the earth, always guided by the slowly unravelling secrets of the stone. Some descriptions of sex, descriptions of violence. 2011. Uniform title: Le premier jour.
Par Claire Mowat. 1994
Andrea Baxter's summer in Anderson's Arm, a fishing village in Newfoundland, turns to unexpected adventure, when she, her cousin, and…her uncle are arrested for illegal scallop dragging by the St. Pierre et Miquelon coast guard. Once they're rescued from the police station, Andrea ends up staying on St. Pierre, finding mystery, adventure, and romance. Grades 5-8. 1994.
Par Cary Fagan. 2004
The Blande family is going on a quest to the Verulian Mountains to find out who is stealing the fountains…of Rome. Along the way, they must face Kaspar Snit, an evil genius. Grades 3-6. 2004.
Par Jean Rabe. 2004
Long ago, the Creators established the Finest Court, a race of intelligent, moral horses that names shepherds to secretly guide…and guard the Fallen Favorites. Young Gallant-Stallion, a newly-appointed shepherd, escapes the violent massacre of the prince's wedding party, carrying away 13-year-old Meven, the new prince, and Meven's younger sister, Kalantha. Gallant-Stallion and his charges know that the assassins, directed by an evil avian mastermind, are tracking them, and embark on a series of adventures as they as they try to set things right - and stay alive. For junior and senior high readers. Some descriptions of violence. 2004.
Par Douglas Reeman. 1985
David Blackwood, Royal Marine captain and holder of the Victoria Cross, must deal with the Boxer uprising in China, the…death of a brother in South Africa's Boer War and the machinations of a German countess. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1985.
Par Philip Pullman. 1999
In order to become a master maker of fireworks like her father, Lila runs away to seek royal sulphur from…a sacred volcano. But her father did not reveal all his secrets, and only the timely arrival of her friend Chulak and his white elephant, Hamlet, saves her. Grades 3-6. 1999.
Par Anthony Powell. 1986
Valentine Beals, a writer of historical thrillers, is haunted with the idea that Saul Henchman is a contemporary version of…the Fisher King, a mysterious figure in the Arthurian legend. Some strong language. 1986.
Par Cay Van Ash. 1987
Fu Manchu and his beautiful, ruthless daughter battle Dr. Petrie for control of a renegade scientist and the secret of…the Midnight Sun. Set in Egypt during World War I. c1987.
Par Patrick O'Brian. 2005
An incomplete, final installment of the Aubrey/Maturin seafaring adventure series features three printed chapters and a facsimile of the manuscript,…which includes details about Jack Aubrey's post-promotion mission to the South Africa station and a duel between Stephen Maturin and an impertinent officer. Some strong language. 2005.
Par Mark T Sullivan. 1994
Four months after he leaves his former life behind, Jack Farrell is skiing in Utah under the name of Nate…Collins with a new face given him by government surgeons. He continues to court danger by participating in a Frenchwoman's documentary on skiing. Off the slopes, he relives the horror of his past by reading his wife's diary. Some strong language. 1994.