The Vatican Children

The Vatican Children

After the events in Everett, Washington, Father Niccolo Paladina decides to assist Arthur in hunting down the enemy they uncovered and bring him to justice for the crimes he committed. He isn't sure exactly what he's getting himself into, but he knows he cannot just sit back and let someone try to harm the faith that he's dedicated his life to. Arthur is struggling to find redemption for his actions against The Ninth Circle nearly a year earlier. He is hoping to find forgiveness and atone for his mistakes. Atonement, however, can be difficult to come by... The stakes are high and they are racing to stop this sinister plan before anyone else ends up dead.

The Ascension Synarchy Book 2

The Ascension Synarchy Book 2

“We’re villains, as much as we are capable of being heroes. When the moments come that we can we soften the blow of our sins, we’ve got to take them.”- Stefano Vasco Terenzio A lifetime ago, Stefano Vasco Terenzio saw one way to maneuver his family into a game of betrayal against an unbeatable enemy; walking into a bullet. A generation later, what started with one man’s ego will determine the fate of the whole word. For centuries The Brotherhood and their Gods, the Anunnaki, hid in plain sight among us. For centuries they lied, sacrificed man by the millions, and manipulated humanity into their service. As the clock ticks closer to the winter solstice, the one day which allows humanity a chance to free itself, the Anunnaki will stop at nothing to keep their control of planet Earth. In the thrilling sequel to Synarchy Book 1: The Awakening, the end is only the beginning. Secrets emerge which challenge the core of everything you believe. All the while, a team of scientists must make sense out of the fantastical as the tenuous link holding together the one family that can give humankind a chance, shatters.

Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Global History

Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Global History

GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES, VOLUME II, 14TH EDITION: The most widely-read history of art and architecture in the English language for over 85 years, this beautifully-illustrated book includes new features that make it easier than ever for your students to master the material. Author and award-winning scholar-teacher Fred Kleiner has set a new standard for art history textbooks, continuing GARDNER'S tradition of impeccable reliability and scholarship. The 14th Edition includes a new chapter dedicated to contemporary art worldwide, coverage of over 300 new images, new pedagogical features, images that have been upgraded for clarity and color-fidelity, and more. A comprehensive, integrated set of digital resources brings course content to life, providing students with the tools they need to excel in your class, regardless of their individual learning styles. GARDNER's has built its stellar reputation on the inclusion of the most significant images and monuments, discussions of these images in their full historical and cultural contexts, reproductions of unsurpassed quality, scholarship that is up-to-date and deep, the consistent voice of a single storyteller, and more online help for students and instructors than any other art survey text. Over 100 reviewers, all experts in their respective fields, contributed to the accuracy of this edition. CourseMate, the online learning environment that can be used on its own or as an LMS-specific course cartridge, provides an interactive experience for exploration, study, and development of critical thinking skills. It includes an interactive eBook, all images included within the text, nearly 300 videos, audio resources, image flashcards, a printable Slide Guide suitable for note-taking, and much more. Dynamic lecture tools will save instructors time in preparing for class -- a Digital Image Library with full zoom capabilities, side-by-side comparison tools, and Google Earth integration. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Story of My Life: Sunshine and Shadows of Seventy Years

The Story of My Life: Sunshine and Shadows of Seventy Years

Mary Livermore was TEACHER, AUTHOR, WIFE, MOTHER, ARMY NURSE, SOLDIER'S FRIEND, LECTURER, AND REFORMER. She spent three years teaching on southern plantations before the Civil War and was horrified at what she saw. During the war, she worked with the Sanitary Commission and visited many hospitals and soldiers. Anyone questioning the veracity of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" need only read Mary Livermore. Her remarkable life was one dedicated to the advancement of African-Americans and women, and she worked with all the prominent feminists of her day. For the first time ever, this long-out-of-print book is available as an affordable, well-formatted book for e-readers and smartphones. Be sure to LOOK INSIDE or download a sample.

Gardner's Art through the Ages: The Western Perspective

Gardner's Art through the Ages: The Western Perspective

GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, Fourteenth Edition, provides you with a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated tour of the world's great artistic traditions, plus many great features that make it easier for you to excel in your art history course! Easy to read and understand, the latest edition of the most widely read art history book in the English language continues to evolve, incorporating new artists and art works and providing a rich cultural backdrop for each of the covered periods and geographical locations. A unique scale feature will help you better visualize the actual size of the artworks shown in the book. Within each chapter, the Framing the Era overviews, a new timeline, and the chapter-ending section entitled The Big Picture will help you review for exams. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Athenæum

A Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music, and the Drama

The Athenæum


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The Borgia Betrayal

A Novel

The Borgia Betrayal

Before the Tudors, there were the Borgias. More passionate. More dangerous. More deadly. From the author of Poison, called "stunning"* and "a fascinating page-turner," comes a new historical thriller, featuring the same intriguing and beautiful heroine: Borgia court poisoner, Francesca Giordano. In the summer of 1493, Rodrigo Borgia, Alexander VI, has been pope for almost a year. Having played a crucial role in helping him ascend the chair of Saint Peter, Francesca, haunted by the shadows of her own past, is now charged with keeping him there. As court poisoner to the most notorious and dangerous family in Italy, this mistress of death faces a web of peril, intrigue, and deceit that threatens to extinguish the light of the Renaissance. As dangers close in from every direction, Francesca conceives a desperate plan that puts her own life at risk and hurls her into a nightmare confrontation with a madman intent on destroying all she is pledged to protect. From the hidden crypts of fifteenth-century Rome to its teeming streets alive with sensuality, obsession, and treachery, Francesca must battle the demons of her own dark nature to unravel a plot to destroy the Borgias, seize control of Christendom, and plunge the world into eternal darkness. *Booklist +Lauren Willig

The Third Secret

A Novel of Suspense

The Third Secret

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Steve Berry’s The Columbus Affair. Explosive in both its pace and its revelations, The Third Secret is a remarkable international thriller. Bestselling author Steve Berry tackles some of the most controversial ideas of our time in a breakneck journey through the history of the Church and the future of religion. Fatima, Portugal, 1917: The Virgin Mary appears to three peasant children, sharing with them three secrets, two of which are soon revealed to the world. The third secret is sealed away in the Vatican, read only by popes, and not disclosed until the year 2000. When revealed, its quizzical tone and anticlimactic nature leave many faithful wondering if the Church has truly unveiled all of the Virgin Mary’s words–or if a message far more important has been left in the shadows. Vatican City, present day: Papal secretary Father Colin Michener is concerned for the Pope. Night after restless night, Pope Clement XV enters the Vatican’s Riserva, the special archive open only to popes, where the Church’s most clandestine and controversial documents are stored. Though unsure of the details, Michener knows that the Pope’ s distress stems from the revelations of Fatima. Equally concerned, but not out of any sense of compassion, is Alberto Cardinal Valendrea, the Vatican’s Secretary of State,. Valendrea desperately covets the papacy, having narrowly lost out to Clement at the last conclave. Now the Pope’s interest in Fatima threatens to uncover a shocking ancient truth that Valendrea has kept to himself for many years. When Pope Clement sends Michener to the Romanian highlands, then to a Bosnian holy site, in search of a priest–possibly one of the last people on Earth who knows Mary’s true message– a perilous set of events unfolds. Michener finds himself embroiled in murder, suspicion, suicide, deceit, and his forbidden passion for a beloved woman. In a desperate search for answers, he travels to Pope Clement’s birthplace in Germany, where he learns that the third secret of Fatima may dictate the very fate of the Church–a fate now lying in Michener’s own hands.

Origins of the Magdon: Anthology: All Five Episodes

Origins of the Magdon: Anthology: All Five Episodes

The Magdon Series, now forming a growing adventure novel series, was all born from the ORIGINS OF THE MAGDON series. This anthology brings together all five of the Origins novelettes in one fantastic edition. Complete with new elements and a chance to sample the first in the growing series of novels INTO THE DARK you can find where Archy's legacy began.Spanning adventures through the life of Archibald Barney Skevington we first join him at Hadrian's Wall in 1911 as a sixteen-year-old boy. An accidental discovery in a cave beneath Vercovicium at Bardon Mill sets Archy on a path that will change the course of his entire life. The accompanying stories chart key events in Archy's like that lead him to face a beast far beyond anything we have seen before.The five "episodes" are written as punchy, adventures that are perfect for sharing with children, reading while commuting or taking time out to escape the humdrum of everyday life. This anthology brings them together in one easy to access edition allowing you five adventures to transport your mind to a place of danger, intrigue and danger.Trust your imagination to the hands of Tobey Alexander and feel yourself thrust into a new world.Dare to walk along forgotten paths as they lead to a world of adventure.Book 1 "Vercovicium" takes place at Hadrian's Wall, Summer 1911. Archy is given the chance to spend his summer at the excavation of a Roman Fort called Vercovicium. One fateful day Archy stumbles across a buried tomb. Braving the dark Archy sets off in exploration and discovers a long forgotten part of history. The events of that summer open a new adventure to Archy that will change him forever.Book 2 "Valley Of The Kings" three years have passed since the events at Vercovicium. Archy has enrolled in studies at King's College London. One day a telegram arrives inviting Archy to attend the Valley Of The Kings in Egypt. Something has been found in the tomb of an ancient King, and Archy could hold the key to its origins. Fuelled by curiosity Archy embarks on his next step along the dark path in search of The Magdon.Book 3 "Valmiki Nagar" the adventure in search of The Magdon continues in the third in The Magdon Series. Archy's world is changing as his wife Lily expects their first child. However, as the birth draws nearer Archy receives a cryptic note from his old friend Mole. His friend is in mortal danger and calls for Archy's help having found a new path in their search. Answering the call, Archy packs his things and travels to India and embarks on a new journey of discovery and danger. Facing the opportunity to relive the past, experience and finally face a choice, to follow the path of discovery and understanding or else turn away to his family. With understanding comes a new realisation.Book 4 "Vatican Archives" takes place at The Vatican. There is something coming, the penultimate story in Archy's life. Vatican Archives finally brings Archy face-to-face with the monster that has haunted him since 1911 and his discovery at Vercovicium. The world Archy has come to accept is finally realised but not everything is as he expected. The events in the Vatican sets Archy on his final path and will be his deadliest adventure yet.Book 5 "The Journey Ahead" The final entry in the Origins Of The Magdon series. Every story that is told, must end. Archy must finally face the end of his journey. A life of chasing shadows and monsters will become his final test. His search brings him to the former mining town of Kimberley, South Africa. In a disused mine Archy will bring to an end hislife of adventure, but at what cost? The journey ahead is one that has cost him so much over the years.