The Ravenmaster

Author: Christopher Skaife
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374717133
Size: 16,23 MB
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The first behind-the-scenes account of life with the legendary ravens at the world’s eeriest monument The ravens at the Tower of London are of mighty importance: rumor has it that if a raven from the Tower should ever leave, the city will fall. The title of Ravenmaster, therefore, is a serious title indeed, and after decades of serving the Queen, Yeoman Warder Christopher Skaife took on the added responsibility of caring for the infamous ravens. In The Ravenmaster, he lets us in on his life as he feeds his birds raw meat and biscuits soaked in blood, buys their food at Smithfield Market, and ensures that these unusual, misunderstood, and utterly brilliant corvids are healthy, happy, and ready to captivate the four million tourists who flock to the Tower every year. A rewarding, intimate, and inspiring partnership has developed between the ravens and their charismatic and charming human, the Ravenmaster, who shares the folklore, history, and superstitions surrounding the ravens and the Tower. Shining a light on the behavior of the birds, their pecking order and social structure, and the tricks they play on us, Skaife shows who the Tower’s true guardians really are—and the result is a compelling and irreverent narrative that will surprise and enchant.

The Ravenmaster S Revenge

Author: Jacob Sannox
ISBN: 9781070250182
Size: 13,45 MB
Format: PDF
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It is the autumn of 2019. Merlin's wayward apprentice has escaped from the Tower of London with his raven familiars. Legend foretells that the White Tower, then England, will fall.Can King Arthur, a weary veteran of the English Civil War, Waterloo and the Somme, prevent the Ravenmaster from exacting his revenge?

The Ravenmaster S Secret

Author: Elvira Woodruff
Editor: Perfection Learning
ISBN: 9780756947910
Size: 13,83 MB
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Forrest lives at the Tower of London prison, where his father tends the Tower ravens and guards inmates. When the daughter of a Scottish spy arrives, she and Forrest become friends. But when she is slated for execution, Forrest must make some painful choices.


Author: Ceinwen Sanderson
ISBN: 1326409557
Size: 14,97 MB
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Young raven Alaan is training to be a healer, and he goes to the great battle of his age. After the battle, the ravens are determined that there should be no more wars, but how do they achieve this? Helped by crows and swallows, a small group of birds fly over the Great Seas to find out what happens there. The ravens at home wait anxiously. When the travellers return, a whole new life opens up for the young ravens, and for older ravens too. The Ravens at the Tower of London are restless, and two of them determine to escape. Will they succeed?

A Study In Sable

Author: Mercedes Lackey
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0756411645
Size: 13,31 MB
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The eleventh novel in Mercedes Lackey's magical Elemental Masters series reimagines Sherlock Holmes in a richly-detailed alternate 20th century England Psychic Nan Killian and Medium Sarah Lyon-White—along with their clever birds, the raven Neville and the parrot Grey—have been agents of Lord Alderscroft, the Elemental Fire Master known as the Wizard of London, since leaving school. Now, Lord Alderscroft assigns them another commission: to work with the famous man living at 221 Baker Street—but not the one in flat B. They are to assist the man living in flat C. Dr. John Watson and his wife Mary, themselves Elemental Masters of Water and Air, take the occult cases John’s more famous friend disdains, and they will need every skill the girls and their birds can muster! Nan and Sarah’s first task: to confront and eliminate the mysterious and deadly entity that nearly killed them as children: the infamous Haunt of Number 10 Berkeley Square. But the next task divides the girls for the first time since they were children. A German opera star begs Sarah for help, seeking a Medium’s aid against not just a single spirit, but a multitude. As Sarah becomes more deeply entwined with the Prima Donna, Nan continues to assist John and Mary Watson alone, only to discover that Sarah’s case is far more sinister than it seems. It threatens to destroy not only a lifelong friendship, but much, much more.

Death S Dark Valley Hugh Corbett 20

Author: Paul Doherty
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472259173
Size: 15,85 MB
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1311. Murder and mayhem prowl the highways and coffin paths of Medieval England . . . Hugh Corbett returns in the twentieth gripping mystery in Paul Doherty's ever-popular series. If you love the historical mysteries of C. J. Sansom, E. M. Powell and Bernard Cornwell you will love this. It is four years since the death of King Edward I, but his reign of terror has cast long shadows over the kingdom. At Holyrood Abbey, sheltered in the depths of the Welsh march, the old king's former bodyguards protect his secret relics and watch over a mysterious prisoner who is kept in the abbey's dungeon. But their peaceful existence is shattered when Abbot Henry is poisoned. Summoned to Holyrood, Sir Hugh Corbett, Keeper of the Secret Seal, finds the fortress in chaos. Brothers Anselm and Richard have been brutally slain by nails driven deep into their skulls. No one knows who could be behind the gruesome killings and the news attracts the attention of two unwanted guests: the sinister Marcher Lord Mortimer and King Philip of France's devious envoy De Craon. As more mysterious deaths occur, and a violent snow storm sweeps through the valley, Corbett must act quickly to identify the malevolent demon who has risen from hell to turn the abbey into a house of murder . . . Praise for Paul Doherty's dark and suspenseful novels: 'His fascination for history comes off the page' Daily Express 'An opulent banquet to satisfy the most murderous appetite' Northern Echo 'Deliciously suspenseful, gorgeously written and atmospheric' Historical Novels Review 'Paul Doherty has a lively sense of history . . . evocative and lyrical descriptions' New Statesmen

Murder By Magic

Author: Rosemary Edghill
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0446510548
Size: 19,52 MB
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This anthology features 20 original stories of murder by acclaimed and award-winning science fiction and fantasy writers.

The Raven Master

Author: Diana Whitney
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460362071
Size: 11,25 MB
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Where there's smoke… Darby Ridge, Oregon, had always been a welcome sanctuary for Janine Taylor, a refuge from a troubled past. But all that changed when fire swept through the isolated town, leaving fear and suspicion in its wake, and a mysterious stranger came to her door—a man who knew far more about that terrible tragedy than any stranger could…. Keeping a boardinghouse had long accustomed Janine to dealing with disturbing characters, but she had never had a guest like Quinn Coulliard. For there was in this dark, dangerous man a strange, compelling gentleness that could draw a wild raven to him at a whispered command and awaken Janine's long-buried passions with a single mesmerizing glance….

The Ravenmaster S Boy

Author: Mary Hoffman
ISBN: 9781911122135
Size: 15,63 MB
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Author: Elvira Woodruff
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0439677041
Size: 18,71 MB
Format: PDF
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In seventeenth-century England, eleven-year-old Digory becomes an apprentice to the architect Henry Winstanley, who built a lighthouse on the treacherous Eddystone Reef -- the very rocks that sank Digory's grandfather's ship years before.