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by Andrew Pyper. From the back of the book: Professor David Ullman is among the world's leading authorities on demonic literature, specializing in Milton's Paradise Lost. Not that David is a believer-he sees what he teaches as a branch of the imagination and nothing more. So when the mysterious Thin Woman arrives at his office and invites him to travel to Venice and witness a "phenomenon," David is hard-pressed to...

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By James Joyce. From the back of the book: controversial, scandalous, erudite and funny. Ulysses is undisputedly a landmark of twentieth-century modernism. It charts one day - 16th June 1904 - in the lives of three inhabitants of Dublin, the advertisting salesman Leopold Bloom, the artist Stephen Dedalus and Bloom's wife Molly. Their peregrinations, thoughts and encounters form the basis of the narrative, which becomes a celebration of all human experience through the lives of specific individuals in a specific place at a specific time.

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by Conn Iggulden. From the back of the book: In a city of grandeur and decadence, beauty and bloodshed, two boys, best friends, dream of glory in service of the mightiest empire the world has ever known. One is the son of a senator. The other is a bastard child. As young Gaius and Marcus grow to manhood, they are trained in the art of combat - under the tutelage of one of Rome's most fearsome gladiators. For Marcus, a bloody campaign in Greece will become a young soldier's providing ground. For Gaius...

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By Conn Iggulden. From the back of the book: The year is 53 B.C. Julius Caesar approaches his final destiny - a destiny that will be decided not by legions but by his friend Brutus and a bewitching Egyptian queen named Cleopatra. Fresh from victory in Gaul, Julius Caeser leads his battle-hardened legions across the Rubicon. The armies of Rome will face each other at last in the civil war, led by the two greatest generals ever to...

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by Wilbur Smith. From the back of the book: One of the most formidable fighters in the world, ex-SAS warrior and former private security consultant Major Hector Cross has survived explosive tangles with depraved enemies-warlords, pirates, and arms dealers-from the Middle East to the heart of Africa. Now Cross must take the law into his own hands once again to stop a vengeful old enemy who has resurfaced-and hunt down a deadly new nemesis in pursuit of global domination.

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by James Patterson. From the back of the book: Max Ride and her friends Fang, Iggy, Nudge, the Gasman, and Angel are clearly destined for greatness. But that makes this fugitive band of winged kids the targets of power-hungry people-and their spectacularly frightening, highly-advanced henchmen-all over the world. Now the flock's confronted with the biggest threat humanity has ever faced: extinction. The pressure has never been fiercer, and escalating tension between Max and Fang threatens to tear the group in two. Will they be able to come together to defeat the evil forces working against them...

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by Robert Muchamore. From the back of the book: After a tsunami causes massive devastation to a tropical island, its governor sends in the bulldozers to knock down villages, replacing them with luxury hotels. Guarding the governor's family isn't James Adams' idea of the perfect mission - and then retire agent Kyle Blueman comes up with an unofficial and highly dangerous plan of his own. James must choose between loyalty to CHERUB, and loyalty to his oldest friend.

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by Chris Hadfield. From the back of the book: When he was nine, Chris Hadfield watched the Apollo moon landing and knew what he wanted to be when he grew up: an astronaut. But Canadians couldn't even apply for the job. So how did he go on to become the first Canadian Commander of the international Space Station in 203? Natural ability didn't hurt. But even more important was his commitment to "thinking like an astronaut." Astronaut training turns conventional wisdom about success on its head. Astronauts always sweat the small stuff and they embrace...

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by James Patterson. From the back of the book: Maximum Ride and her winged friends have never been more trapped. Isolated on a vast wasteland of ice int eh coldest corner of the planet, they're on a bold mission to help a group of enviornmentalists study the rapidly escalating threat of global warming - but mysterious threats to their own lives are closing in even faster. Coveted for their incredible powers, the flock is relentlessly pursued to the ends of the earth by corrupt governments and corporations, not to mention subhuman killing machines. Can Max escape the brutal Antarctic...

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by Kurt Vonnegut. From the back of the book: In Breakfast of Champions, one of Kurt Vonnegut's most beloved characters, the aging writer Kilgore Trout, finds to his horror that a Midwest car dealer is taking his fiction as truth. What follows is murderously funny satire, as Vonnegut looks at war, sex, racism, success, politics, and pollution in America and reminds us how to see the truth.

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by George R.R. Martin. From the back of the book: In the eagerly awaited sequel to a Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin has created a work of unsurpassed vision, power, and imagination. A Clash of Kings transports us to a world of revelry and revenge, wizadry and warfare unlike any you have experienced. A comet the color of blood and flame cuts across the sky. And from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns. six factions struggle for control of a divide land and the Iron Throne...

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