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The Castle of Whispers
Author: Carole Martinez
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1609451929
Pages: 192
Year: 2014-02-04
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In 1187, on the day of her wedding, the beautiful 15-year-old Esclarmonde scandalizes the court when she refuses to accept the knight chosen by her father, the lord of the domain of Whispers. She defies her father’s wishes and vows to give herself to God, for which he imprisons her in a cell adjoining the castle’s chapel. Instead of the peaceful solitude she sought, Esclarmonde finds in her cell the crossroads between the living and the dead. Walled in, with nothing but a single barred window to connect her to the outside world, Esclarmonde nevertheless exerts a mysterious and pervasive power over the kingdom. The virgin sorceress reaches a saint-like status, and men and women journey from far and wide to hear her speak. Esclarmonde even persuades her father to wage war in the Holy Land, resulting in a massacre of staggering proportions.
The Castle of Whispers
Author: Carole Martinez
Publisher: Europa Editions UK
ISBN: 1787700909
Pages: 192
Year: 2014-02-28
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A richly imagined work of fiction from one of France’s best-loved authors. In 1187, on the day of her wedding, the beautiful 15-year-old Esclarmonde scandalizes the court when she refuses to accept the knight chosen by her father, the Lord of the Domain of Whispers. She disobeys her father and vows instead to give herself to God, an act of defiance for which she is imprisoned in a cell beside the castle’s chapel. There she encounters a mystical crossroads where the living and the dead meet and she begins to exert a mysterious and pervasive power over the kingdom. The virgin sorceress reaches a saint-like status as men and women journey from far and wide to hear her speak to them through the bars of her prison. This is a must-read for those who enjoy the novels of Isabel Allende and Gabriel García Márquez.
The Castle of Whispers
Author: Carole Martinez
Publisher: Europa Editions Incorporated
ISBN: 1609451821
Pages: 181
Year: 2014
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After refusing her arranged marriage to a knight, Esclarmonde is imprisoned in the chapel of her father's castle, where she finds an intersection between the worlds of the living and the dead that gives her a mysterious power over the kingdom. 40,000 first printing.
Wicked Whispers
Author: Nina Bangs
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101611782
Pages: 304
Year: 2012-10-02
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New York Times bestselling author Nina Bangs welcomes you back to the Castle of Dark Dreams, a place of otherworldly secrets and sensual men with the power to fulfill your most private fantasies. All Ivy had ever wanted was a safe, secure life with no drama. Now she was working in an adult theme park where visitors came to role-play their wildest imaginings. She reminded herself to stay focused on her job and to ignore everything else. The reminders didn’t work. One man drew her. Murmur was every erotic dream she’d tried to repress, every deliciously dangerous temptation she said she didn’t need. Her instinct suggested that this was a man who walked in darkness. She ignored the warning. But Murmur was more than what he seemed. A powerful demon, he used his demonic gift to destroy as well as seduce. In desiring him, Ivy had opened herself to a menace born centuries ago—one that would risk both their lives and betray the promises made with every one of his wicked whispers.
The Threads of the Heart
Author: Carole Martinez
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1609451066
Pages: 400
Year: 2012-12-31
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They say Frasquita knows magic, that she is a healer with occult powers, that perhaps she is a sorcerer. She does indeed posses a remarkable gift, one that has been passed down to the women in her family for generations. From rags, off-cuts, and rough fabric she can create gowns and other garments so magnificent, so alive, that they are capable of masking any kind defect or deformity (and pregnancies!). They bestow a breathtaking and blinding beauty on whoever wears them. But Fasquita's gift makes others in her small Andalusian village jealous. And to make matters worse, Frasquita is an adulteress (it matters not that her betrayal came at her husband's behest after he gambled on her honor, and lost, at a cock fight). She is hounded and eventually banished from her home. What follows is an extraordinary adventure as she travels across southern Spain all the way to Africa with her five children in tow. Her exile becomes a quest for a better, for herself and her daughters, whom she hopes can escape the ironclad fate of her family of sorcerers., whom she hopes will life for her daughters, one in which the family in an attempt to give her daughters a chance at living another kind of life. The Threads of the Heart possesses the lyric beauty of a prose poem and the narrative power of a myth.
Whispers of the Flesh
Author: Louisa Burton
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553905694
Pages: 304
Year: 2008-09-30
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In this irresistibly seductive new book, Louisa Burton extends her most provocative invitation yet to the infamous Castle of the Hidden Grotto—a voluptuous sanctuary of pleasure and passion. Hidden in a deep mountain valley in rural France is an ancient castle known only to an exclusive few. Here, four exquisitely beautiful immortals who thrive on carnal energy captivate and ravish their human visitors, fulfilling their darkest fantasies, their most secret hungers. A chaste young British Jesuit poses as a landscaper to investigate centuries of rumored wickedness at the château, forcing him to confront the long-sublimated desires and urges seething beneath his own pious exterior.... The American daughter of the château’s dying administrator can’t bear the thought of succeeding her father, since it would mean playing matchmaker to the love of her life. The roots of her dilemma, and its possible solution, hark back to a weekend in 1972 when a group of free-loving hippies descended on the château for a few days of orgiastic revelry, where every convention was broken and nothing was taboo. Step into the Castle of the Hidden Grotto and lose yourself in a realm of mystery, temptation, and intoxicating sensuality. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Whispers of the Bayou
Author: Mindy Starns Clark
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736933476
Pages: 352
Year: 2008-01-01
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A woman receives a letter informing her that her grandparents' estate is finally about to become hers, and she heads to the old house in Louisiana. There she encounters buried secrets that lead to life changing revelations.
Whispers in the Sand
Author: Barbara Erskine
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402261764
Pages: 496
Year: 2011-07-01
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"A gripping time-slip suspense story." —The Bookseller Recently divorced, Anna Fox decides to cheer herself up by retracing a Nile cruise her great-great-grandmother, Louisa, made in the mid-nineteenth century. Anna carries with her two of Louisa's possessions—an ancient Egyptian scent bottle and an illustrated diary of the original cruise, a diary that hasn't been read in a hundred years. As she follows in Louisa's footsteps, Anna discovers in the diary a wonderful love story from the Victorian past—and the chilling, more distant secret of the little glass bottle. Meanwhile, two men on the cruise are developing an unfriendly rivalry for Anna's attention—and a disturbing interest in Louisa's things. Most frightening of all, Anna finds herself the victim of a threat that grows in strength and darkness as the dramatic stories from three different eras intertwine along the mysterious waters of the Nile. What Readers are Saying "The images she creates are fantastically interwoven in a mysterious romance. I couldn't stop reading." "Great! Chilling and full of betrayal, revenge, and heat." "All Barbara Erskine's books have the excitement, detail, slight historical slant, and twists which make the reader look over their shoulder." "I found myself gripped by the story of Anna and her ancestor, Louisa. The two stories are skillfully threaded together with a magical blend of the stunning descriptions of Egypt and the love stories that enfold the two women." "It is a mystery that is unfolding before your very eyes. A real page-turner."
The Book of Whispers
Author: Kimberley Starr
Publisher: Text Publishing
ISBN: 1922253979
Pages: 400
Year: 2016-10-03
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Tuscany, 1096 AD. Luca, young heir to the title of Conte de Falconi, sees demons. Since no one else can see them, Luca must keep quiet about what he sees, or risk another exorcism by the nefarious priest Ramberti. Luca also has dreams—dreams that sometimes predict the future. Night after night Luca sees his father murdered, and vows to stop it coming true. Even if he has to go against his father's wishes and follow him on the great pilgrimage to capture the Holy Lands. Far away in Cappadocia, Suzan has dreams too. Consigned with her mute mother to a life in an underground convent, she has a vision of a brown-haired boy riding through the desert. A boy with an ancient book that holds some inscrutable power. A boy who will take her on an adventure that will lead to places beyond both their understanding. Together, Luca and Suzan will realise their true quest: to defeat the forces of man and demon that wish to destroy the world. Kimberley Starr is a teacher and author based in Melbourne. Her debut novel, The Kingdom Where Nobody Dies, won the 2003 Queensland Premier's Literary Award for Best Emerging Author. She has a degree in mediaeval literature, and travelled through Turkey and Israel to research The Book of Whispers. ‘The Book of Whispers combines history, fantasy, romance and the brutality of the Middle Ages in a satisfyingly epic novel.’ Books+Publishing ‘The Book of Whispers is fast paced and bloody in parts, not shying away from the brutality of the period and the atrocities committed during the Crusades; but it also shrewdly challenges the reader to think about religion, extremism and tolerance—particularly in relation to a region where those topics have particular significance.’ Lamont Books ‘One of my favourites of this year.’ Tea in the Treetops ‘This fast paced and well developed story has a little bit of everything to provide you with an interesting foray into a historical journey through time. Grief, love, chaos, adventure, magic, and the Christian crusades into Jerusalem all melded together into a beguiling and beautiful novel.’ Artistic Bent
Hard Whispers
Author: Pamela Martin
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 1936909634
Pages: 248
Year: 2013-12-13
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A gripping saga of covert government action, classism, and modern espionage, Hard Whispers runs at full speed with a spellbinding intensity that dances on the edge of reality.
Wicked Edge
Author: Nina Bangs
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0425255204
Pages: 310
Year: 2013
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A mischievous angel, Passion, is sent to earth to protect the sinful Castle of Dark Dreams where she becomes bait to capture a marauding, dark demon named Edge who awakens in her some less-than-angelic desires. Reprint.
Castle of Shadows
Author: Ellen Renner
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547744463
Pages: 390
Year: 2010
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A feisty eleven-year-old princess embarks on a dangerous mission to find her missing mother, uncovering dark secrets inside and outside the castle walls.
Whispers of the Night
Author: Lydia Joyce
Publisher: Signet
ISBN: 0451218973
Pages: 308
Year: 2006
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Determined to find a husband while trekking through Europe, Alcyone Carter marries a mysterious foreign nobleman whose dark secret causes her to flee, plunging her into a dangerous game where her only hope for survival is to surrender her heart to the very same man she from whom is running. Original.
A Whisper of Horses
Author: Zillah Bethell
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
ISBN: 1250093953
Pages: 352
Year: 2017-04-04
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Will she find the last horses on earth? Serendipity lives inside a walled city. Before her mother died, she gave Seren an old figurine of a horse. Horses no longer exist in Serendipity’s world, but when she discovers a map that may lead her to real horses, she starts on a journey that will take her far from everything she knows. Traveling with an orphan boy, Tab, and his beloved dog, she's soon on the run from a powerful and dangerous man who will do anything to make sure Serendipity never leaves the walled city again. Zillah Bethell’s middle-grade fiction debut A Whisper of Horses is original, breathtaking, adventurous, and moving. It is a story of friendship, perseverance, and resilience that readers won’t soon forget.
Whispers of the Dead
Author: Spencer Kope
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1250072883
Pages: 336
Year: 2018-04-17
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"A series of bizarre murders--the victims nearly unidentifiable--forces FBI tracker "Steps" Craig to match wits with the most cold-blooded killer he's ever encountered. A pair of severed feet, stored in a portable a cooler, is found in the house of a Federal judge in El Paso. The victim is unknown. The reason the killer went to such trouble--breaking into the judge's house--and what message he intends to send are both mysteries. Magnus "Steps" Craig is part of the elite three-man Special Tracking Unit of the FBI. Called in on special cases where his skills are especially indispensable, Steps is renowned for his incredible ability to find and follow trails over any surface better than anyone else. But there's a secret to his success. Steps has a kind of synesthesia, an ability that allows him to see whatever a person has touched in a unique color--what Steps calls 'shine.' His ability is known to only a few people--his father, the director of the FBI, and his partner, Special Agent Jimmy Donovan. The Special Tracking Unit soon discovers another, earlier victim; again, only the feet were left behind in an icebox. In Spencer Kope's Whispers of the Dead--with few clues besides the body parts left behind--Steps and his team find themselves enmeshed in the most difficult case of their careers. And The Icebox Killer has only just begun"--

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