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Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1)

Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1) Description:

Oct th A British spy plane crashes in Nazi occupied France Its pilot and passenger are best friends One of the girls has a chance at survival The other has lost the game before it s barely begun br br When Verity is arrested by the Gestapo she s sure she doesn t stand a chance As a secret agent captured in enemy territory she s living a spy s worst nightmare Her Nazi interrogators give her a simple choice reveal her mission or face a grisly execution br br As she intricately weaves her confession Verity uncovers her past how she became friends with the pilot Maddie and why she left Maddie in the wrecked fuselage of their plane On each new scrap of paper Verity battles for her life confronting her views on courage and failure and her desperate hope to make it home But will trading her secrets be enough to save her from the enemy br br Harrowing and beautifully written Elizabeth Wein creates a visceral read of danger resolve and survival that shows just how far true friends will go to save each other Code Name Verity is an outstanding novel that will stick with you long after the last page

Rating: 3.34 out of 5

Rose Under Fire (Code Name Verity, #2)

Rose Under Fire (Code Name Verity, #2) Description:

While flying an Allied fighter plane from Paris to England American ATA pilot and amateur poet Rose Justice is captured by the Nazis and sent to Ravensbr ck the notorious women s concentration camp Trapped in horrific circumstances Rose finds hope in the impossible through the loyalty bravery and friendship of her fellow prisoners But will that be enough to endure the fate that s in store for her br br Elizabeth Wein author of the critically acclaimed and best selling i Code Name Verity i delivers another stunning WWII thriller The unforgettable story of Rose Justice is forged from heart wrenching courage resolve and the slim bright chance of survival

Rating: 3.42 out of 5

Black Dove, White Raven

Black Dove, White Raven Description:

b A story of survival subterfuge espionage and identity b br br Emilia and Teo s lives changed in a fiery terrifying instant when a bird strike brought down the plane their stunt pilot mothers were flying Teo s mother died immediately but Em s survived determined to raise Teo according to his late mother s wishes in a place where he won t be discriminated against because of the color of his skin But in s America a white woman raising a black adoptive son alongside a white daughter is too often seen as a threat br br Seeking a home where her children won t be held back by ethnicity or gender Rhoda brings Em and Teo to Ethiopia and all three fall in love with the beautiful peaceful country But that peace is shattered by the threat of war with Italy and teenage Em and Teo are drawn into the conflict Will their devotion to their country its culture and people and each other be their downfall or their salvation br br In the tradition of her award winning and bestselling i Code Name Verity i Elizabeth Wein brings us another thrilling and deeply affecting novel that explores the bonds of friendship the resilience of young pilots and the strength of the human spirit

Rating: 3.39 out of 5

The Pearl Thief (Code Name Verity #0.5)

The Pearl Thief (Code Name Verity #0.5) Description:

i Before Verity there was Julie i br br When fifteen year old Julia Beaufort Stuart wakes up in the hospital she knows the lazy summer break she d imagined won t be exactly like she anticipated And once she returns to her grandfather s estate a bit banged up but alive she begins to realize that her injury might not have been an accident One of her family s employees is missing and he disappeared on the very same day she landed in the hospital br br Desperate to figure out what happened she befriends Euan McEwen the Scottish Traveller boy who found her when she was injured and his standoffish sister Ellen As Julie grows closer to this family she experiences some of the prejudices they ve grown used to firsthand a stark contrast to her own upbringing and finds herself exploring thrilling new experiences that have nothing to do with a missing person investigation br br Her memory of that day returns to her in pieces and when a body is discovered her new friends are caught in the crosshairs of long held biases about Travellers Julie must get to the bottom of the mystery in order to keep them from being framed for the crime

Rating: 3.47 out of 5

The Winter Prince (The Lion Hunters, #1)

The Winter Prince (The Lion Hunters, #1) Description:

b The story of Medraut strong skilled daring and never to be king b br br Medraut is the eldest son of Artos high king of Britain and but for an accident of birth would be heir to the throne Instead his younger half brother Lleu is chosen to be prince of Britain Lleu is fragile often ill unskilled in weaponry and statesmanship and childishly afraid of the dark Even Lleu s twin sister Goewin seems more suited to rule the kingdom br br Medraut cannot bear to be commanded and contradicted by this weakling brother who he feels has usurped his birthright and his father s favor Torn and bitter haunted by jealousy self doubt and thwarted ambition he joins Morgause the high king s treacherous sister in a plot to force Artos to forfeit his power and kingdom in exchange for Lleu s life But this plot soon proves to be much more a battlefield on which Medraut is forced to decide for good or evil where his own allegiance truly lies

Rating: 3.56 out of 5

A Coalition of Lions (The Lion Hunters, #2)

A Coalition of Lions (The Lion Hunters, #2) Description:

After the death of virtually all of her family in the battle of Camlan Goewin Princess of Britain daughter of the High King Artos makes a desperate journey to African Aksum to meet with Constantine the British ambassador and her fiance But Aksum is undergoing political turmoil and Goewin s relationship with its ambassador to Britain makes her position more than precarious Caught between two countries with the power to transform or end lives Goewin fights to find and claim her place in a world that has suddenly irrevocably changed

Rating: 3.57 out of 5

The Sunbird (The Lion Hunters, #3)

The Sunbird (The Lion Hunters, #3) Description:

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Rating: 3.78 out of 5

The Lion Hunter (The Lion Hunters, #4)

The Lion Hunter (The Lion Hunters, #4) Description:

It is the sixth century in Aksum Africa Young Telemakos King Arthur s half Ethiopian grandson is still recovering from his ordeal as a government spy in the far desert trying to learn who was breaking the Emperor s plague quarantine Before he is fully himself again tragedy and menace strike and he finds himself sent with his baby sister Athena to live with Abreha the ruler of Himyar a longtime enemy of the Aksumites now perhaps a friend His aunt Goewin Arthur s daughter warns him that Abreha is a man to be wary of someone to watch carefully Telemakos promises he will be mindful but he does not realize that Goewin s warnings are not enough to protect him i The Sunbird i Intense absorbing and luminously written i Kirkus Reviews i starred review was the first book about Telemakos i The Lion Hunter i continues his story to be quickly followed by The Empty Kingdom a two book sequence called i The Mark of Solomon i br br

Rating: 3.59 out of 5

The Empty Kingdom (The Lion Hunters, #5)

The Empty Kingdom (The Lion Hunters, #5) Description:

In i The Lion Hunter i Telemakos the half British half Aksumite grandson of King Arthur was sent for his safety to stay with one of Aksum s former enemies When Abreha ruler of Himyar allegedly the boy s protector catches him in the midst of what appears to be treachery he sentences him to a fate seemingly worse than death Not only is Telemakos forbidden to see his beloved younger sister Athena but he is also commanded to reproduce the maps that Abreha plans to use in order to invade Aksumite territory Countries away from his family lacking any way to tell them what has happened Telemakos must bring all of his subtle talents to bear in order to regain his freedom i The Empty Kingdom i is a stunning conclusion to the i Mark of Solomon i duology a triumph of historic suspense

Rating: 3.71 out of 5

Cobalt Squadron (Journey to Star Wars - The Last Jedi)

Cobalt Squadron (Journey to Star Wars - The Last Jedi) Description:

New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Wein Code Name Verity Rose Under Fire journeys to a galaxy far far away to bring readers the harrowing story of the courageous bomber pilots and technicians of Cobalt Squadron

Rating: 3.75 out of 5