Cena: 3.00 €
Jazyk: anglicky ISBN - 1-84149-379-4, (stav A), brož.
|With the Vatta s War series, award-winning author Elizabeth Moon has claimed a place alongside such preeminent writers of military science fiction as David Weber and Lois McMaster Bujold. Now Moon is back and so is her butt-kicking, take-no-prisoners heroine, Kylara Vatta. Once the black-sheep scion of a prosperous merchant family, Kylara now leads a motley space force dedicated to the defeat of a rapacious pirate empire led by the mysterious Gammis Turek.|
After orchestrating a galaxy-wide failure of the communications network owned and maintained by the powerful ISC corporation, Turek and his marauders strike swiftly and without mercy. First they shatter Vatta Transport. Then they overrun entire star systems, growing stronger and bolder. No one is safe from the pirate fleet. But while they continue to move forward with their diabolical plan, they have made two critical mistakes.
Their first mistake was killing Kylara Vatta s family.
Their second mistake was leaving her alive.
Now Kylara is going to make them pay.
But with a fleet consisting of only three ships including her flagship, the Vanguard, a souped-up merchant cruiser Kylara needs allies, and fast. Because even though she possesses the same coveted communication technology as the enemy, she has nowhere near their numbers or firepower.
Meanwhile, as Kylara s cousin Stella tries to bring together the shattered pieces of the family trading empire, new treachery is unfolding at ISC headquarters, where undercover agent Rafael Dunbarger, estranged son of the corporation s CEO, is trying to learn why the damaged network is not being repaired. What he discovers will send shock waves across the galaxy and crashing into Kylara s newly christened Space Defense Force at the worst possible moment.
Hmotnosť: 0.242 kg rozmer: 18.6 cm x 11.3 cm
Hmotnosť: 0.234 kg rozmer: 18.5 cm x 11.5 cm
Kings of the North
Del Rey 2012
Cena: 3.00 €
Jazyk: anglicky ISBN - 978-0-345-52417-1, (stav A), brož.
|Elizabeth Moon returns to the fantasy world of the paladin Paksenarrion Dorthansdotter--Paks for short--in this second volume of a new series filled with all the bold imaginative flights, meticulous world-building, realistic military action, and deft characterization that readers have come to expect from this award-winning author. In "Kings of the North, " Moon is working at the very height of her storytelling powers.|
Peace and order have been restored to the kingdoms of Tsaia and Lyonya, thanks to the crowning of two kings: Mikeli of Tsaia and, in Lyonya, Kieri Phelan, a mercenary captain whose royal blood and half-elven heritage are resented by elves and humans alike.
On the surface, all is hope and promise. But underneath, trouble is brewing. Mikeli cannot sit safely on his throne as long as remnants of the evil Verrakaien magelords are at large. Kieri is being hounded to marry and provide the kingdom with an heir--but that is the least of his concerns. A strange rift has developed between him and his grandmother and co-ruler, the immortal elven queen known as the Lady. More problematic is the ex-pirate Alured, who schemes to seize Kieri s throne for himself--and Mikeli s, too, while he s at it. Meanwhile, to the north, the aggressive kingdom of Pargun seems poised to invade.
Now, as war threatens to erupt from without and within, the two kings are dangerously divided. Old alliances and the bonds of friendship are about to be tested as never before. And a shocking discovery will change everything.
Hmotnosť: 0.25 kg rozmer: 18.2 cm x 11 cm
Cena: 3.00 €
Jazyk: anglicky ISBN - 1-84149-169-1, (stav A), brož.
|Kylara Vatta, risk-taking, rule-breaking, can-do heroine of Trading in Danger, is back in business–the kind that’s anything but usual–in the new military science fiction adventure by ace action storyteller Elizabeth Moon.|
The exciting military career she hoped for never got off the ground–but Ky Vatta ended up seeing plenty of combat when she took the helm of one of the commercial transport vessels in her family’s fleet . . . and steered it into a full-blown war. Now the lessons she learned in that trial by fire are about to pay off: because this time, the war has come to her. To be exact, someone unknown has launched a full-throttle offensive against Vatta Transport Ltd., Ky’s father’s interstellar shipping empire. In short order, most of Ky’s family is killed, and subsequent attacks sever vital lines of communication, leaving Ky fighting, in every sense, to survive.
Determined to identify the ruthless mystery enemy and avenge her family’s name, Ky needs not only firepower but information. And she gets both in spades–from the band of stranded mercenaries she hooks up with, from her black-sheep cousin, Stella, who’s been leading a secret life, and from Stella’s roguish ex-lover, Rafe. Together they struggle to penetrate the tangled web of political intrigue that’s wreaking havoc within InterStellar Communications, whose effective operation their own livelihoods–and perhaps lives–depend on.
But the infighting proves to be infectious, and it isn’t long before Ky’s hired military muscle are turning their suspicions on the enigmatic Rafe, whose wealth of knowledge about ISC’s clashing factions and startling new technologies has begun to make him smell like a rat . . . or a mole. With swift, violent destruction a very real possibility, the last thing Ky needs is a crew divided against itself–and she’s prepared to take whatever measures are necessary to ensure that Vatta stays in business, as well as in one piece.
What she’s not prepared for is the shocking truth behind the terror– and a confrontation with murderous treachery from a source as unexpected as it is unrelenting.
Hmotnosť: 0.24 kg rozmer: 18.7 cm x 11.4 cm
Oath of Fealty
Del Rey 2011
Cena: 2.80 €
Jazyk: anglicky ISBN - 978-0-345-52416-4, (stav A), brož.
|Elizabeth Moon’s bestselling science fiction novels featuring Kylara Vatta have earned her rave reviews and comparison to such giants as Robert Heinlein and Lois McMaster Bujold. But as Moon’s devoted fans know, she started her career as a fantasy writer. The superb trilogy known as The Deed of Paksenarrion is widely judged to be one of the great post-Tolkien fantasies, a masterpiece of sustained world-building and realistic military action. Now Moon returns to this thrilling realm for the first time in nearly twenty years. The result: another classic in the making.|
Thanks to Paks’s courage and sacrifice, the long-vanished heir to the half-elven kingdom of Lyonya has been revealed as Kieri Phelan, a formidable mercenary captain who earned a title and enemies in the neighboring kingdom of Tsaia. Now, as Kieri ascends a throne he never sought, he must come to terms with his own half-elven heritage while protecting his new kingdom from his old enemies and those he has not yet discovered.
Meanwhile, in Tsaia, Prince Mikeli prepares for his own coronation. But when an assassination attempt nearly succeeds, Mikeli suddenly faces the threat of a coup. Acting swiftly, Mikeli strikes at the powerful family behind the attack: the Verrakaien, magelords possessing ancient sorcery, steeped in death and evil. Mikeli’s survival and that of Tsaia depend on the only Verrakai whose magery is not tainted with innocent blood.
Two kings stand at a pivotal point in the history of their worlds. For dark forces are gathering against them, knit in a secret conspiracy more sinister and far more ancient than they can imagine. And even Paks may find her gods-given magic and peerless fighting skills stretched to the limit and beyond.
Hmotnosť: 0.234 kg rozmer: 18.3 cm x 11.1 cm
Hmotnosť: 0.596 kg rozmer: 21.8 cm x 14.6 cm
Trading in Danger
Cena: 3.00 €
Jazyk: anglicky ISBN - 1-84149-168-3, (stav A), brož.
|Kylara Vatta is the only daughter in a family full of sons, and her father’s only child to buck tradition by choosing a military career instead of joining the family business. For Ky, it’s no contest: Even running the prestigious Vatta Transport Ltd. shipping concern can’t hold a candle to shipping out as an officer aboard an interstellar cruiser. It’s adventure, not commerce, that stirs her soul. And despite her family’s misgivings, there can be no doubt that a Vatta in the service will prove a valuable asset. But with a single error in judgment, it all comes crumbling down.|
Expelled from the Academy in disgrace–and returning home to her humiliated family, a storm of high-profile media coverage, and the gaping void of her own future–Ky is ready to face the inevitable onslaught of anger, disappointment, even pity. But soon after opportunity’s door slams shut, Ky finds herself with a ticket to ride– and a shot at redemption–as captain of a Vatta Transport ship.
It’s a simple assignment: escorting one of the Vatta fleet’s oldest ships on its final voyage . . . to the scrapyard. But keeping it simple has never been Ky’s style. And even though her father has provided a crew of seasoned veterans to baby-sit the fledgling captain on her maiden milk run, they can’t stop Ky from turning the routine mission into a risky venture–in the name of turning a profit for Vatta Transport, of course.
By snapping up a lucrative delivery contract defaulted on by a rival company, and using part of the proceeds to upgrade her condemned vehicle, Ky aims to prove she’s got more going for her than just her family’s famous name. But business will soon have to take a backseat to bravery, when Ky’s change of plans sails her and the crew straight into the middle of a colonial war. For all her commercial savvy, it’s her military training and born-soldier’s instincts that Ky will need to call on in the face of deadly combat, dangerous mercenaries, and violent mutiny...
Hmotnosť: 0.224 kg rozmer: 18.2 cm x 12.3 cm
Cena: 4.00 €
Jazyk: anglicky ISBN - 978-1-84149-598-9, (stav A), brož.
|A vast and hostile force is attacking prosperous trade centres, destroying their space fleets then moving on, leaving death and chaos in their wake. Admiral Ky Vatta’s family was decimated by one such attack and Turek, the pirate force’s leader, will not escape her vengeance.|
Ky has a loyal taskforce, but the enemy have three times the ships and the firepower to match. She must offset these advantages with her knowledge of military strategy and her ace: superior ansible technology, facilitating fast and accurate in-space intelligence.
The alternative to victory is unthinkable - devastation of interplanetary trading networks on a galaxy-wide scale - and the end of a way of life.
Hmotnosť: 0.248 kg rozmer: 18.9 cm x 12.7 cm
Hmotnosť: 0.3 kg rozmer: 21 cm x 15 cm
Stupid white men
Penguin books 2002
Cena: 3.00 €
Jazyk: anglicky ISBN - 0-141-01264-1, (stav A), brož.
|Michael Moore hodnotí nové storočie a spolu s ním aj veľkú lobistickú skupinu: hlúpych bielych mužov. Kniha je Mooreovým manifestom o trestných činoch a priemernosti. Vyzýva OSN, aby zvrhla juntu Bushovcov, žiada Afroameričanov, aby nad vchody nepriateľsky naladených obchodov zavesili tabule LEN BELOSI a modlí sa, aby senátora Jesseho Helmsa pobozkal muž.|
Hmotnosť: 0.182 kg rozmer: 17.8 cm x 11.1 cm
Hmotnosť: 0.306 kg rozmer: 22.1 cm x 14.7 cm
Hmotnosť: 0.14 kg rozmer: 20.5 cm x 14.5 cm
Hmotnosť: 0.606 kg rozmer: 30.6 cm x 23.3 cm
Fifty Years of Europe: An Album
Penguin Books 1998
Cena: 1.90 €
Jazyk: anglicky ISBN - 0-14-025018-2, (stav A), brož.
|Is there really a new Europe? Have the extraordinary transformations of the last half century - the rise and fall of the Eastern Bloc, Germany s reunification, ethnic warfare, even the ongoing creation of a common parliament and currency - rendered our culture not only unrecognizable but unimaginable? These are among the myriad questions posed by Jan Morris in Fifty Years of Europe. Morris, one of our era s most engaging historians and celebrated travelers, revisits the continent she s long known so well and tries to discover whether she now knows it at all. How she contrasts her European experiences today with those of two generations past makes for an insightful and highly personal study.|
Hmotnosť: 0.274 kg rozmer: 20.4 cm x 13.5 cm
Hmotnosť: 0.532 kg rozmer: 20.7 cm x 14.3 cm
Hmotnosť: 0.256 kg rozmer: 19.5 cm x 12.4 cm
The Secret Keeper
Cena: 3.80 €
Jazyk: anglicky ISBN - 978-1-4472-3107-3, (stav A), brož.
|1961: On a sweltering summer s day, while her family picnics by the stream on their Suffolk farm, sixteen-year-old Laurel hides out in her childhood tree house dreaming of a boy called Billy, a move to London, and the bright future she can t wait to seize. But before the idyllic afternoon is over, Laurel will have witnessed a shocking crime that changes everything. 2011: Now a much-loved actress, Laurel finds herself overwhelmed by shades of the past. Haunted by memories, and the mystery of what she saw that day, she returns to her family home and begins to piece together a secret history. A tale of three strangers from vastly different worlds - Dorothy, Vivien and Jimmy - who are brought together by chance in wartime London and whose lives become fiercely and fatefully entwined. Shifting between the 1930s, the 1960s and the present, The Secret Keeper is a spellbinding story of mysteries and secrets, murder and enduring love.|
Hmotnosť: 0.332 kg rozmer: 18 cm x 11 cm
Hmotnosť: 0.308 kg rozmer: 20.7 cm x 13.6 cm
The black Prince
Penguin Books 1982
Cena: 1.55 €
Jazyk: anglicky (stav A), brož.
|Bradley Pearson, an unsuccessful novelist in his late fifties, has finally left his dull office job as an Inspector of Taxes. Bradley hopes to retire to the country, but predatory friends and relations dash his hopes of a peaceful retirement. He is tormented by his melancholic sister, who has decided to come live with him, his ex-wife, who has infuriating hopes of redeeming the past, her delinquent brother, who wants money and emotional confrontations, and Bradley s friend and rival, Arnold Baffin, a younger, deplorably more successful author of commercial fiction. The ever-mounting action includes marital cross-purposes, seduction, suicide, abduction, romantic idylls, murder, and due process of law. Bradley tries to escape from it all but fails, leading to a violent climax, and a coda that casts shifting perspectives on all that has preceded.|
Hmotnosť: 0.196 kg rozmer: 18.6 cm x 11.1 cm
The Italian Girl
Penguin Books 1967
Cena: 1.35 €
Jazyk: anglicky (stav A), brož.
|The funeral of Edward’s mother brings him home for the first time in years. Though his return rekindles his affection for his childhood home, it also triggers a resurgence of the family tensions that caused him to leave in the first place. As Edward becomes tangled in his family’s web of corrosive secrets, his homecoming tips a precariously balanced dynamic into sudden chaos.|
The Italian Girl is Murdoch’s compelling story of a man’s reunion with his estranged family, and of the tragedy that shocks them all into confronting their dark past.
Hmotnosť: 0.104 kg rozmer: 17.7 cm x 11.4 cm