The Heir Of The Castle
On the day of his wedding, Conrad, heir to the house of Otranto, is killed under mysterious circumstances. His calculating father, Manfred, fears that his dynasty will now come to an end and determines to marry his son's bride himself-despite the fact he is already married. But a series of terrifying supernatural omens soon threaten this unlawful union, as the curse placed on Manfred's ancestor, who usurped the lawful prince of Otranto, begins to unfold.
Lord Cazaril has been, in turn, courtier, castle-warder, and captain; now he is but a crippled ex-galley slave seeking nothing more than a menial job in the kitchens of the Dowager Provincara, the noble patroness of his youth. But Cazaril finds himself promoted to the exalted and dangerous position of tutor to Iselle, the beautiful, fiery sister of the heir to Chalion's throne.
One of the first, great Gothic novels, and one of the most influential books in literary history, this thrilling tale abounds in adventure, suspense, and supernatural occurrences. In a realm where a villain reigns, mysterious events aid in fulfilling a prophecy that spells doom for the ruler and justice for the rightful heir.
We were talking last evening-as the blue moon-mist poured in through the old-fashioned grated window, and mingled with our yellow lamplight at table-we were talking of a certain castle whose heir is initiated (as folk tell) on his twenty-first birthday to
At the tender age of four, Irene Kendee was orphaned on the high seas when her parents drowned during a voyage to England. Raised by a foster parent, she never new she was the rightful heir to a large estate in Port Townsend, Washington where she was born.
The evil emperor Zaraaima has kidnapped the infant heir to the land of Dareca. King Kandar must call upon the aid of the seven gods of Dareca as he traverses the six worlds of his kingdom in a bid to save his son. He must face the emperor's hordes as he battles through dark woods, slimy swamps, sinister mills, infernal volcanos, snowy mountains, golden cities and demonic castles.
Vainglory begins in France in 1429, the year of the Siege of Orleans, as Victoire de Gloriole regains possession of the family castle from the English following the Battle of Agincourt. Having consolidated his position by marrying a beautiful Englishwoman, Victoire sets out to rebuild a dynasty and a castle. However some years on, he finds himself without a legitimate heir, and at war with a family of scheming cousins.
The Original Ghotic Novel: Manfred is an usurpator who wants to consolidate his reign over Otranto. So he tries to marry his weak son to Isabella, heir to a more legitimate prince. But there is an old prophecy which warns against such moves, and the day o
You'll love joining Avery in the adventures of The Glass Castle where the setting from The Chronicles of Narnia meets the action from Alice in Wonderland. Avery dragged her three-year-old brother behind a boxwood bush and listened for footsteps in the brittle leaves. She couldnâ t be sure which was louderâ the person on their trail or her own heart, galloping like a stallion in her ears.
Chief's daughter, the fiery Mairi Lismore is in love with Douglas Roskill, heir to Duntorin Castle, but they are wrenched apart by the zealous witch-hunts of Zechariah Black and the jealousy of her step-sister. Sent to the Royal Court of James VI in Edinb
For generations the misty Shadowline has marked the boundary between the lands of men and the lost northern lands that are the lair of their inhuman enemies, the ageless Qar. But now that boundary line is moving outward, threatening to engulf the northernmost land in which humans still live - the kingdom of Southmarch. For centuries, the Eddon family has ruled in ancient, forbidding Southmarch Castle, guarding the border against the Qar's return, but now this powerful royal line has been dealt a devastating blow.
In the third installment of the Girl Genius novels, Agatha H. and the Voice of the Castle begins as Agatha Heterodyne returns to her ancestral home, the warped little town of Mechanicsburg. There she must claim her inheritance by convincing the artificial intelligence that animates her family's castle that she is, in fact, the new Heterodyne. But this apparently simple task is made complicated in several ways: An imposter claiming to be the legitimate heir appears.
A Sanctuary of Secrets. Gavin MacKenzie, a chieftain heir who is hired to restore the ancient Castle of Braigh, discovers a hidden village of outcasts who have created their own private sanctuary from the world. Among them is Serena Boyd, a mysteri
The stunning conclusion to a manga trilogy that reinvents the Dracula mythos This is the final volume of "Dracula Everlasting," a "shoujo" manga series that puts a contemporary spin on the world's most famous vampire, Dracula. Nicholas Harker discovered he is heir to the legacy of an ancestor he never knew he had: Dracula. Under his progenitor's evil influence, Nichalas has begun, with a vast fortune at his disposal, to rebuild Castle Dracula in the outskirts of Boston, leaving behind a wake of corpses.
The darkest sin casts the longest shadow. Ruby Flynn, set in Ireland and Liverpool, is the enthralling story of a family haunted by ancient wrongs. The FitzDeanes are wealthy. They have Ballyford Castle in Ireland and a growing shipping business in Liverpool. But Lady FitzDeane is unable to provide an heir. All of her five boys have died in infancy.
Deep in the labyrinthine corridors of Gormenghast Castle, a child is born. Titus, 77th Earl of Groan, is heir to arcane and all-embracing rituals that determine the activities of everyone from Lord Sepulchrave, his father, to the vast cook, Swelter, and the irrepressible Dr. Prunesquallor-but not the steely and devious Steerpike, who will lie, cheat, and even murder to get on.
Three sisters. Motherless daughters of the high king. The eldest is the warrior-woman heir;the middle child is shy and full of witchy intuition;and the youngest, Princess Amelia, she is as beautiful as the sun and just as generous. Ami met her Prince Charming and went away to his castle on the stormy sea-cliffs-and that should have been her happily ever after.
Originally published in 1942 and now rediscovered to international acclaim, this taut and exquisitely structured novel by the Hungarian master Sandor Marai conjures the melancholy glamour of a decaying empire and the disillusioned wisdom of its last heirs. @lt;[email protected];@lt;[email protected];In a secluded woodland castle an old General prepares to receive a rare visitor, a man who was once his closest friend but who he has not seen in forty-one years.
The Clock is a fanciful tale of adventure in time travel that encompasses science fiction, history, suspense, and action. Teen siblings Jack and Livi Hawthorne discover a secret time portal built into the grandfather clock of their distant ancestor Lord Jonathan William Augustus Hollingsworth, IV. Set in Colchester, England, The Clock taps into the rich history of the region where the reader encounters such landmarks as The Red Lion Inn and Colchester Castle and historic characters including Charles Dickens, Queen Victoria, and Matthew Hopkins, the self-proclaimed Witch Finder General of the 17th Century.
Therik the necromancer used the water of the dark forest pond to scry into King Trent's castle in Amiindi. He now knew the newborn Mystian had come into life as a prince, and was Trent's new heir. That would not go over well with Lahoflon, the necromancer
King George and Queen Marit have lived sixteen years after the mysterious disappearance of their daughter Princess Ina. While they continue to look for her, they have adopted Dagmar as their heir and she is betrothed to Lord Morlieb, from a neighboring kingdom. But the king's horse and other animals have become wild and feral, attacking villagers, and there is a strange wolf in the forest near the castle who looks like he has lived for a thousand years.
In a castle in Yorkshire, a baronet with a dark secret has become obsessed with the idea of leaving his castle in a state of perfection for his handsome heir. From London comes an ambitious architect with grandiose ideas, and Olivia, his beautiful and impulsive daughter. In this tale of passion, mystery, and tragedy set at the time of the Seven Years' War (1756-1763) these prove an explosive mixture.
Thousands of years ago the gods fought and fell in the deeps beneath what is now Southmarch Castle, then were banished into eternal sleep. Now at least one of them is stirring again, dreaming of vengeance against humankind. Southmarch haunts the dreams of men as well as gods. Royal twins Barrick and Briony Eddon, the heirs of Southmarch's ruling family, are hurrying back home as well: Barrick now carries the heritage of the immortal Qar inside him, and Briony has a small army at her back and a fiery determination to recover her father's throne and revenge herself on the usurpers.
Agatha Heterodyne returns to her ancestral home of Mechanicsburg to claim her inheritance by convincing the insane artificial intelligence animating her family's castle that she is the new Heterodyne heir.
¢â -Å The best version of the Cinderella story in modern idiom that exists, ¢â - is how Marghanita Laski describes Frances Hodgson Burnett ¢â -â ¢s Little Lord Fauntleroy. It is the charming story of a seven-year-old American boy, Ceddie Errol, who lives on the edge of poverty in New York. One day he is visited by a gruff lawyer at the tiny house he shares with his widowed mother, and his life is never to be the same: waiting in England is Dorincourt Castle, where Ceddie is to reside as the sole living heir to the irascible, proud, and selfish Earl of Dorincourt.
Remy Stanton is an ambitious corporate strategist who intervenes in an armed robbery and saves two lives, but is nearly killed in the process. When he wakes in the hospital, he learns one of the intended victims was Alena Griggs, the daughter and sole heir of Rawson Griggs, a brilliant, brash billionaire-and one of the most powerful men in the world.
A new adventure begins on Harmony in the brand-new novel from New York Times bestselling author Jayne Castle. Hannah West and Elias Coppersmith have no regrets about their impulsive wedding-because they can't remember it. All either can remember is that they were on the run. With Hannah's dubious background and shaky para-psych profile, she could have done much worse.
He's fallen 12,000 feet from the sky. Now he knows exactly what he wants! Daredevil Rafael Revaldi has always lived for the moment. But having cheated death, the conte di Monterrato is focused on the future. He needs an heir, but to get one he'll face his toughest challenge yet-winning back his estranged wife! Lottie returns to the castle she once called home with a newfound strength.
"The best version of the Cinderella story in modern idiom that exists," is how Marghanita Laski describes Frances Hodgson Burnett's Little Lord Fauntleroy. It is the charming story of a seven-year-old American boy, Ceddie Errol, who lives on the edge of poverty in New York. One day he is visited by a gruff lawyer at the tiny house he shares with his widowed mother, and his life is never to be the same: waiting in England is Dorincourt Castle, where Ceddie is to reside as the sole living heir to the irascible, proud, and selfish Earl of Dorincourt.
Award-winning author Susan Carroll captivates critics and fans with her haunting, magical romances. Such accomplished peers as Nora Roberts and Iris Johansen offer high praise for her unforgettable characters and riveting plots. Returning from the Battle of Waterloo, Lance Leger is heir to the family castle on the Cornish coast, a burden that weighs heavily on such a scoundrel as he.
Merry Owen is desperate for her family to stay on their struggling farm in Wales, in the shadow of the Black Castle owned by the de Courcys, who have been enemies of Merry's family for generations. Skilled in the family tradition of archery, Merry is happiest out riding-but when she finds an overturned tree and a buried chest containing an ancient Welsh text, it leads her into a past filled with treasure, secrets, and untold danger.
Magic is power, and power is magic …Once they were inseparable, just two little girls playing games in a mighty castle. Now Princess Marie-Victoria, heir to the mightiest empire in the world, and Aelwyn Myrddyn, a bastard mage, face vastly different futures. Quiet and gentle, Marie has never lived up to the ambitions of her mother, Queen Eleanor the Second.
No one is more surprised than Lord North when he returns from war to find his ex-fiancee in his ancestral home. working as a governess in a sexy, fiery new Wildes of Lindow Castle romance by New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James. The handsome, rakish heir to a dukedom, Lord Roland Northbridge Wilde-known to his friends as North-left England two years ago, after being jilted by Miss Diana Belgrave.