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The fourth and final instalment in Ausma Zehanat Khan's powerful epic fantasy quartet: a series that lies somewhere between N. K. Jemisin and George R.R. Martin, in which a powerful band of women must use all the powers at their disposal to defeat a dark and oppressive, patriarchal regime THE STUNNING CONCLUSION TO AUSMA ZEHANAT KHAN’S POWERFUL NEW SERIES, THE KHORASAN ARCHIVES THE LAST WORD. Armed with the powerful sorcery of the Bloodprint and supported by the Talisman, the oppressive, patriarchal One-Eyed Preacher is on the verge of conquering all Ashfall. Women will not be free under his rule. Yet not all is lost for Sinnia, Arian, and the Citadel of Companions. If these brave warriors can find an ancient magic weapon known as the Bladebone, they can defeat the Preacher and crush his cruel regime. But none of them yet know the Bladebone’s whereabouts, and not all may survive the search to uncover it. Pursued by an enemy aligned with the Preacher, our heroines become separated, each following a different path. When the secret of the Bladebone is finally revealed, the knowledge will come at a devastating price. For those who survive, if any, Khorasan will never be the same. Khan thunders to a conclusion in this epic finale to the Khorasan Archives – The Bladebone delivers a stunning conclusion to the acclaimed feminist and original #ownvoices fantasy quartet.Show more
Third instalment in Ausma Zehanat Khan's powerful epic fantasy quartet: a series that lies somewhere between N. K. Jemisin and George R.R. Martin, in which a powerful band of women must use all the powers at their disposal to defeat a dark and oppressive, patriarchal regime The Companions of Hira have used their cunning and their magic in the battle against the patriarchal Talisman, an organization whose virulently conservative agenda restricts free thought. One of the most accomplished Companions, Arian, continues to lead a disparate group in pursuit of the one artifact that could end the Talisman's authoritarian rule: The Bloodprint. But after a vicious battle, the arcane tome has slipped once more beyond her reach. Despite being separated and nearly losing their lives, Arian's band of allies has remained united. Yet now, the group seems to be fracturing. To continue the fight, Arian must make a dangerous journey to a distant city to recruit new allies. But instead of her trusted friends, she is accompanied by associates she may no longer be able to trust. Building on the brilliance of The Bloodprint and The Black Khan, this third volume in the Khorasan Archive series ratchets up the danger, taking the conflict to a darker, deadlier place, and setting the stage for the thrilling conclusion to this acclaimed #ownvoices fantasy.Show more
A fact filled collection taking a close-up look at some of the fantastic creatures we live among. Hours of audio fun to keep children entertained while on the move! Introduce your children to four information books about animals around the world, touching on topics such as migration and animal welfare, plus a bonus animal-themes poetry collection. Playlist: · Animals on the Move · Elephant Rescue · Extreme Animals · Snow Leopards Bonus track: Jaws and Claws and Things with Wings Copyright: Animals on the Move © HarperCollinsPublishers Limited 2011, Elephant Rescue © HarperCollinsPublishers Limited 2013, Extreme Animals © HarperCollinsPublishers Limited 2014, Snow Leopards © HarperCollinsPublishers Limited 2014, Jaws and Claws and Things with Wings © 2013 Valerie BloomShow more
Ten classic stories, magically retold, featuring a cast of familiar faces from Puss In Boots to Snow White. Hours of audio fun to keep children entertained while on the move! Introduce your children to a selection of classic fairy tales written especially for children. Filled with sound effects and fun, your children will come away with a newfound love for these classic stories! Playlist: · Hansel & Gretel · Jack and the Beanstalk · The Hare and the Tortoise · Rumpelstiltskin · Snow White and Rose Red · The Selfish Giant · The Tinderbox · The Twelve Dancing Princesses · Dick Whittington · Puss in Boots Copyright: Hansel & Gretel © Malachy Doyle 2006, Jack and the Beanstalk © 2013 Caryl Hart, The Hare and the Tortoise © 2013 Melanie Williamson, Rumpelstiltskin © HarperCollinsPublishers 2015, Snow White and Rose Red © Joanna Nadin 2017, The Selfish Giant © Tanya Landman 2015, The Tinderbox © Penny Dolan 2015, The Twelve Dancing Princesses © Mara Bergman 2017, Dick Whittington © HarperCollinsPublishers 2017, Puss in Boots © Anna Wilson 2015Show more
Eight folktales from all the corners of the world, wonderfully retold, reaching from the Caribbean to Russia. Hours of audio fun to keep children entertained while on the move! Introduce your family to a selection of folk tales from around the world, written especially for children. Filled with sound effects and fun, these stories will introduce your children to a wider world of classic stories. Playlist: · How the Elephant Got His Trunk · East of the Sun · West of the Moon · Full Moon Night in Silk Cotton Tree Village · Little Bear · The Boy with Wings · The Boy Who Cried Wolf · The Firebird · The King Who Thought he was Clever Copyright: How the Elephant Got His Trunk © Lou Kuenzler 2015; East of the Sun, West of the Moon © Jo Nelson 2015; Full Moon Night in Silk Cotton Tree Village © John Agard & Grace Nichols 2015; Little Bear © HarperCollinsPublishers Limited 2014; The Boy with Wings © Simon Cheshire 2015; The Boy Who Cried Wolf © 2013 Saffy Jenkins; The Firebird © June Crebbin 2015; The King Who Thought he was Clever © Tony Bradman and Tom Bradman 2017Show more
A brilliant collection taking an in-depth look at our world from the incredible coral reefs to the dangerous volcanoes, plus a bonus nature-themed poetry collection for the whole family to enjoy. Hours of audio fun to keep children entertained while on the move! Introduce your children to four information books about animals around the world, touching on topics such as migration and animal welfare, plus a bonus animal-themed poetry collection. Playlist: · Coral Reefs · Volcanoes · Changing Land · Oceans Alive Bonus track: Mighty Mountains, Swirling Seas Copyright: Coral Reefs © HarperCollinsPublishers 2016, Volcanoes © HarperCollinsPublishers Limited 2015, Changing Land © HarperCollinsPublishers 2016, Oceans Alive © 2007 Angie Belcher, Mighty Mountains, Swirling Seas © Valerie Bloom 2015Show more
Five historical figures and groups who changed the world for the better. Hours of audio fun to keep children entertained while on the move! Introduce your children to six true stories about inspirational women in history, from Boudica to the Suffragettes and the world's first female pilots. Playlist: · Boudica · Brave Nurses: Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell · The Story of the Suffragettes · The World's First Women Doctors · Women in the Skies Copyright: Boudica © HarperCollinsPublishers 2016, Brave Nurses: Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell © HarperCollinsPublishers Limited 2015, The Story of the Suffragettes © Joanna Nadin 2017, The World's First Women Doctors © HarperCollinsPublishers Limited 2015, Women in the Skies © HarperCollinsPublishers 2017Show more
Six real-life stories of explorers who have ventured to the extremes of the earth. Hours of audio fun to keep children entertained while on the move! Introduce your children to six inspirational true stories about real life explorers and adventurers around the world, from Captain Scott of the Antarctic and Christopher Columbus to modern-day Mount Everest ice climbers. Playlist: · Captain Scott: Journey to the South Pole · Everest Ice Climbers · Four Desert Challenge · Great Explorers: Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong · Himalayas: Bottom to the Top · My Journey Across the Indian Ocean Copyright: Captain Scott: Journey to the South Pole © 2012 Adrian Bradbury; Everest Ice Climbers © HarperCollinsPublishers 2017, Four Desert Challenge © HarperCollinsPublishers Limited 2015, Great Explorers: Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong © HarperCollinsPublishers Limited 2015, Himalayas: Bottom to the Top © Simon Chapman 2017, My Journey Across the Indian Ocean © HarperCollinsPublishers Limited 2013Show more
Three real life stories of six incredible scientists whose discoveries changed the way we look at our world. Hours of audio fun to keep children entertained while on the move! Introduce your children to three inspirational scientists from history, and find out their life stories, with three fascinating non-fiction biographies. Playlist: · Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace · Copernicus, Galileo and Newton · Mary Anning, Fossil Hunter Copyright: Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace © 2014 Anna Claybourne, Copernicus, Galileo and Newton © HarperCollinsPublishers Limited 2014, Mary Anning, Fossil Hunter © Anna Claybourne 2017Show more
The second novel in Ausma Zehanat Khan’s powerful epic fantasy quartet, a series that lies 'somewhere between N. K. Jemisin and George R. R. Martin' (Saladin Ahmed), in which a powerful band of women must use their magic to defeat an oppressive dark regime. To fight against the cruel and superstitious patriarchy known as the Talisman, members of the resistance group known as the Companions of Hira have risked their lives in a failed attempt to procure the Bloodprint—a dangerous text that may hold the secret to overthrowing the terrifying regime. Now, with their plans in ashes, the Companions of Hira have scattered, and the lives of two brave women at the center of the plot—Arian and Sinnia—face unprecedented danger. Yet a spark of hope flickers in the darkness—the Bloodprint has survived. It is hidden in Ashfall, the seat of Rukh, the Black Khan, whose court is ruled by intrigue and conspiracy. Treacherous enemies ruthlessly maneuver for power behind the throne, including the autocratic Grand Vizier; the deadly and secretive Assassin; the Khan’s deposed half-brother; and the commander of Ashfall’s army, who is also Rukh’s oldest friend. The Companions of Hira must somehow reunite, break through Talisman lines, and infiltrate Ashfall. A master of treachery himself, the Black Khan joins forces with these powerful women to manipulate them for his own ends. But as Ashfall comes under siege, he is forced to make a deadly calculation . . . one that could cause irrevocable damage to the Companions and their fight for freedom.Show more
Book two of Ausma Zehanat Khan's powerful, unforgettable new series, The Khorasan Archives. Sides must be chosen. Truths must be told. Freedoms will be fought for. To battle the cruel and controlling patriarchal force named the Talisman, members of a resistance group, the Companions of Hira, risked their lives to procure the Bloodprint - a sacred text that holds the power to overthrow this terrifying regime. Though they harnessed the magic known as the Claim, their plans now lie in ashes and their number scattered - with the two women at the centre of the plot - Arian and Sinnia - left facing the most harrowing tortures. Yet hope flickers in the darkness. The Bloodprint survived, secreted to Ashfall, seat of the Black Khan. But the Khan's court is built upon shifting layers of intrigue and lethal conspiracy, with enemies whose motives are steeped in the shadows. Can the Khan guard the Bloodprint when treachery lurks in the wings and the Talisman gather at his door? The Companions of Hira must reunite, break through Talisman lines, and infiltrate Ashfall to join their ally, The Black Khan. But can his word be trusted?Show more
The author of the acclaimed mystery The Unquiet Dead delivers her first fantasy novel-the opening installment in a thrilling quartet-a tale of religion, oppression, and political intrigue that radiates with heroism, wonder, and hope. A dark power called the Talisman has risen in the land, born of ignorance and persecution. Led by a man known only known as the One-eyed Preacher, it is a cruel and terrifying movement bent on world domination-a superstitious patriarchy that suppresses knowledge and subjugates women. And it is growing. But there are those who fight the Talisman's spread, including the Companions of Hira, a diverse group of influential women whose power derives from the Claim-the magic inherent in the words of a sacred scripture. Foremost among them is Arian and her apprentice, Sinnia, skilled warriors who are knowledgeable in the Claim. This daring pair have long stalked Talisman slave-chains, searching for clues and weapons to help them battle their enemy's oppressive ways. Now, they may have discovered a miraculous symbol of hope that can destroy the One-eyed Preacher and his fervid followers: The Bloodprint, a dangerous text the Talisman has tried to erase from the world. Finding a copy of The Bloodprint promises to be their most dangerous undertaking yet, an arduous journey that will lead them deep into Talisman territory. Though they will be helped by allies-a loyal ex-slave and Arian's former confidante and sword master-both Arian and Sinnia know that this mission may well be their last.Show more
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