Prince of Fools: Mark Lawrence
Sebastian Darke: Prince of Fools:Sebastian Darke Philip Caveney
The lord of Laughter, the Monarch of Mirth - if only the bumbling 17-year-old Sebastian Darke could be a successful jester like his father. The problem is Sebastian´s not funny. But after his father´s death, with no choice but to beg in the streets, the half-human, half-elf teen sets off with Max, his father´s slightly cynical Buffalope, to offer his services as a jester to King Septimus of Keladon. On the way they meet Captain Cornelius Drummel, small in stature, but the fiercest of fighters. The three rescue the fair princess Kerin, who´s being held captive by brigands, and happily escort her home. If only Sebastian knew the kidnapping was engineered by the evil King Septimus! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maxwell Caulfield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000780/bk_lili_000780_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Prince of Fools (Red Queen´s War, Book 1):HarperVoyager. ePub edition Mark Lawrence
From the critically-acclaimed author of The Broken Empire series comes a brilliant new epic fantasy series, The Red Queen´s War. The Red Queen is old but the kings of the Broken Empire fear her as they fear no other. Her grandson Jalan Kendeth is a coward, a cheat, and a womaniser; and 10th in line to the throne. While his grandmother shapes the destiny of millions, Prince Jalan pursues his debauched pleasures. Until he gets entangled with Snorri ver Snagason, a huge Norse axe man, and dragged against his will to the icy north. In a journey across half the Broken Empire, Jalan flees minions of the Dead King, agrees to duel an upstart prince named Jorg Ancrath, and meets the ice witch, Skilfar, all the time seeking a way to part company with Snorri before the Norseman´s quest leads them to face his enemies in the black fort on the edge of the Bitter Ice. Prince of Fools is the first book in the series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Ohlendorf. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/001658/bk_hcuk_001658_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The triumphant conclusion to the Tawny Man trilogy, from the author of the best-selling Farseer and Liveship Traders trilogies. The moving end to the tale of the Farseers, in which kingdoms must stand or fall on the beat of a dragon´s wings, or a Fool´s heart. A small and sadly untried coterie – the old assassin Chade, the serving-boy Thick, Prince Dutiful, and his reluctant Skillmaster, Fitz – sail towards the distant island of Aslevjal. There they must fulfil the Narcheska’s challenge to her betrothed: to lay the head of the dragon Icefyre, whom legends tell is buried there deep beneath the ice, upon her hearth. Only with the completion of this quest can the marriage proceed, and the resulting alliance signal an end to war between the two kingdoms. It is not a happy ship: tensions between the folk of the Six Duchies and their traditional enemies, the Outislanders, lie just beneath the surface. Thick is constantly ill, and his random but powerful Skilling has taken on a dark and menacing tone, while Chade’s fascination with the Skill is growing to the point of obsession. Having ensured that his beloved friend the Fool is safely left behind in Buckkeep, Fitz is guilt-stricken; but he is determined to keep his fate at bay, since prophecy foretells the Fool’s death if he ever sets foot on the isle of the black dragon. But as their ship draws in towards Aslevjal a lone figure awaits them… 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Taylor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/001255/bk_hcuk_001255_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Return to the world of the Farseers.... Robin Hobb’s best loved characters, Fitz , The Fool and Nighteyes, the wolf, face new adventures and trials in the first book of The Tawny Man trilogy. When Assassin’s Quest closed, Fitz was living in self-imposed exile. Wracked with pain, he had chosen to discard the magical gifts that had seen him survive the wonders and torments of navigating the legendary city of the Elderlings, and of raising a dragon. Now, in this the first of a new trilogy, we are returned to the world of the Six Duchies and the lives of those who managed to survive the events of the first Assassin trilogy. Fifteen years have passed and events are about to sweep Fitz out of his quiet backwater life and into the main political current again. Persecution of the Witted has become rampant throughout the Six Duchies despite Queen Kettricken’s effort to damp it. The Witted themselves have begun to strike back. So when 15-year-old Prince Dutiful disappears, is it only because he is nervous about his betrothal ceremony to an Outislander princess, or has he been taken hostage by the Witted? Worse, is he perhaps another ‘Piebald Prince’, a Farseer tainted by Wit magic? As the desperate situation worsens, Kettricken has no choice but to summon Fitz to Buckkeep, for who better to track the young prince down than another gifted with the Wit, together with his bonded companion, the wolf Nighteyes? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Taylor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/001235/bk_hcuk_001235_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A fairytale romance meets 4G. The Wronged Daughter Cinderella hungers to escape from under Widow Wikkid´s grinding thumb. But to snare a plum job at Prince Industries, Cin desperately needs her degree, and she can´t wrap her mind around tax accounting. Then scarred but sexy Rafe Montoya ignites her imagination with his brilliant tutoring - and, as they work together in his cozy apartment, he sets her body on fire. She thinks he´s the one for her, until he starts pushing her to attend Gideon Prince´s marriage-mart ball. The Handsome Prince Rafe is really Gideon Prince, head of Prince Industries. He must name his bride by his April first birthday or suffer the loss of his family fortune. Rumors say he´s still single because women love his money and looks, not him. Is he lonely or just another duplicitous tycoon? The Glass Slipper Test Hopefuls flock to Prince´s birthday ball, but only the woman who is kind, wise, and generous will win his heart. Is it Cin, or will her stepmother, as she always does, snatch the prize for her own daughters? And on the night of the ball, when Cin discovers Rafe´s true identity, can she even accept his final test? Warning: Rags-to-riches fairytale meets the texting generation. Stepsisters who are a blush-brush shy of a full makeup set, and a ball gown built like a tank. Contains material intended for mature audiences. Listener discretion advised. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Audrey Lusk. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/067121/bk_acx0_067121_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Panchtantra are the stories that were told to young princes in ancient times in India to make them wiser. Literally meaning five sections, the wisdom they impart today is as relevant as it was years ago. The stories are short and have animal characters, which appeal to children. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rahul Garg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/064761/bk_acx0_064761_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The much-anticipated final conclusion to the Fitz and the Fool trilogy. Prince FitzChivalry Farseer´s daughter, Bee, was violently abducted from Withywoods by Servants of the Four in their search for the Unexpected Son, foretold to wield great power. With Fitz in pursuit, the Servants fled through a Skill-pillar, leaving no trace. It seems certain that they and their young hostage have perished in the Skill-river. Clerres, where White Prophets were trained by the Servants to set the world on a better path, has been corrupted by greed. Fitz is determined to reach the city and take vengeance on the Four, not only for the loss of Bee but also for their torture of the Fool. Accompanied by FitzVigilant, son of the assassin Chade; Chade´s protégé, Spark; and the stableboy Perseverance, Bee´s only friend, their journey will take them from the Elderling city of Kelsingra, down the perilous Rain Wild River and on to the Pirate Isles. Their mission for revenge will become a voyage of discovery as well as of reunions, transformations and heartrending shocks. Startling answers to old mysteries are revealed. What became of the liveships Paragon and Vivacia and their crews? What is the origin of the Others and their eerie beach? How are liveships and dragons connected? But Fitz and his followers are not the only ones with a deadly grudge against the Four. An ancient wrong will bring them unlikely and dangerous allies in their quest. And if the corrupt society of Clerres is to be brought down, Fitz and the Fool will have to make a series of profound and fateful sacrifices. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Avita Jay, David Thorpe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/002794/bk_hcuk_002794_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.