Broome, Australia, 1893: It's the wild and passionate heyday of the pearling industry, and when young English bride Olivia Hennessy meets dashing pearling master Captain Tyndall, their lives are destined to be linked by the mysterious power of the pearl. Sydney, Australia, 1995: Lily Barton embarks on a search for her family roots which leads her to Broome. But her quest for identity reveals more than she could have ever imagined. Tears of the Moon is the spellbinding bestseller from Australia's most popular female novelist.
Eight billion dollars? worth of Inca gold and silver are rumored to be hidden in an unmapped region of the Andes. This is the captivating story of that fabled treasure and the centuries-old spell it has cast on many, including a young American student, Peter Lourie. While completing anthropological fieldwork in Ecuador, Lourie heard the legend of Atahualpa?s ransom. The Incas gathered seven-hundred tons of gold (Sweat of the Sun) and silver (Tears of the Moon) to purchase the freedom of their king, Atahualpa, from Pizarro and his conquistadors. After the Inca ruler?s murder, the treasure vanished into the forsaken Llanganati range of the Andes. Lourie abandoned his graduate school ambitions to search for Atahualpa?s ransom. His quest for clues and his journey into the heart of the Andes is an absorbing and exciting detective story. Lourie?s account is also unforgettable for its revelations about the lives and characters of seasoned treasure hunters, the obsessed few lured by the siren song of legendary gold.
In this enchanting Irish trilogy, bestselling author Nora Roberts brings us to a land filled with magic, music and myth--and captures the secret dreams and timeless passions of three extraordinary siblings.
The Romanian Grey Wolves have been kicked, beaten, and stomped--assailed from every side. Yet, every time evil thinks it’s gotten the upper hand, the wolves come roaring back to protect their own. No darkness can stand against them, especially when they fight united with their supernatural allies. But what happens when the darkness refuses to stand and fight? Instead, it flees, spreading across an entire continent, infecting the supernatural races as it goes. Will the wolves be able to stand against the hidden darkness, the Order of the Burning Claw, or will they crumble as it shakes them to their foundations? Sally, the group’s gypsy healer, is home with her pack, seemingly recovered from the psychic assault against her mind. Unbeknownst to the pack and its leaders, however, something sinister has followed in her wake. Vasile and his wolves will need the help of Thalion, prince of the elves, if they are to find a way to fight the veiled evil threatening both human and supernatural alike. But Thalion has his own mysteries to unravel. His father, Ludcarab, the elven king, is discovered alive, after having been lost for centuries. And neither Thalion or Vasile could possibly guess that Ludcarab might be the key to solving the puzzle of the Burning Claw.
After the Revolution, Sheng falls in love with a boy from the other side. He and his family are Red Guard sympathisers. Her family is horrified. Years later the two meet again, but times have changed. Her beloved is not the man she thought he was.
Tears of the Blue Moon is about a man who takes charge in a time of confusion and pain. Captain Foxx learns that anything can disappear overnight and that there is still alot out there that humans don't know. He must take charge and save us all, or there won't be any telling what will happen.
This vivid, down-to-Earth fantasy is in the best tradition of the hero myth for the New Age. Two protagonists, a heroine and a hero, venture forth with their familiars into a fabulous world where the order of ordinary life is breaking down. While trying to figure out how to make the moon cry, they are at the same time taking a journey of self-awakening. Readers of all ages will find plenty of humor, goodwill, fun and mysterious adventure in this journey into magical realism - along with a dose of good old self-reflection.
A talented songwriter, Shawn Gallagher spends his days lost in reverie and wonder, oblivious to the wiles of women and the ways of the world. He claims that he's content with his life, but his music tells a different story?one of loneliness and desperate longing? No one understands why Shawn doesn't put his musical gift to profitable use?least of all Brenna O'Toole, a fiercely independent tomboy who has been secretly in love with him for years. But it is only when Shawn gives in to the mysteries of magic that he gets the chance to fulfill his destiny as a man and a musician?as the song in his head keeps time with the beating of a woman's heart.
"Tears of the Moon" is the story of a man obsessed and haunted by the mysteries of Peru's ancient past. Spurred on by a cryptic letter and the sudden disappearance of his former mentor, John Franke embarks upon a quest for the fabled Inca city of Vilcabamba. All the while he is plagued by the nightmares of his past, which seem to lead him to a peculiar and terrifying destiny. But as he searches for the last stronghold of that ancient people, he finds more than he ever anticipated; learning that some secrets should not be uncovered.