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Saltblood

Saltblood

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In the main, they call me Mary Read.

As for my true name? Go ask the sea.

In a rented room outside Plymouth in 1685, a daughter is born as her half-brother is dying. Her mother makes a decision: Mary will become Mark, and Ma will continue to collect his inheritance money.

Mary’s dual existence as Mark will lead to a role as a footman in a grand house, serving a French mistress; to the navy, learning who to trust and how to navigate by the stars; and to the army and the battlegrounds of Flanders, finding love among the bloodshed and the mud. But none of this will stop Mary yearning for the sea.

Drawn back to the water, Mary must reinvent herself yet again, for a woman aboard a ship is a dangerous thing. This time Mary will become something more dangerous than a woman.

She will become a pirate.

Breathing life into the Golden Age of Piracy, Saltblood is a wild adventure,...

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What if the greatest writer of all time isn’t who we think he is?

What if he isn’t even a he?

Step back four hundred years and discover the female author who hid behind the mask of the man we...

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Nuclear War

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Nuclear war begins with a blip on a radar screen.

This is a minute-by-minute account of what comes next.

It has to be read to be believed.

Nuclear War is at once a compulsive non-fiction thriller...

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Daughter of the Moon Goddess

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Daughter of the Moon Goddess begins an enchanting, romantic duology which weaves ancient Chinese mythology into a sweeping adventure of immortals and magic, of loss and sacrifice — where love vies...

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