Beggars, Cheats and Forgers: David Thomas
National best-selling author Carol Berg returns to the world of her award-winning Flesh and Spirit and Breath and Bone with an all-new tale of magic, mystery, and corruption.... How much must one pay for an hour of youthful folly? The Pureblood Registry accused Lucian de Remeni-Masson of ´´unseemly involvement with ordinaries´´, which meant only that he spoke with a young woman not of his own kind, allowed her to see his face unmasked, worked a bit of magic for her.... After that one mistake, Lucian’s grandsire excised half his magic and savage Harrowers massacred his family. Now the Registry has contracted his art to a common coroner. His extraordinary gift for portraiture is restricted to dead ordinaries - beggars or starvelings hauled from the streets. But sketching the truth of dead men’s souls brings unforeseen consequences. Sensations not his own. Truths he cannot possibly know and dares not believe. The coroner calls him a cheat and says he is trying to weasel out of a humiliating contract. The Registry will call him mad - and mad sorcerers are very dangerous.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: MacLeod Andrews. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018612/bk_adbl_018612_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
London, 1822 William Drake has lived among thieves, bastards and beggars all his life, doing what´s necessary to survive. As a young orphan, that included looking after his best friend, Jack Morgan. But as they grew older, Jack took the honest path, leaving Will behind to fend for himself the only ways he knows how. When an unsavory errand for his employer brings Jack back to London´s underbelly, he needs Will´s help. It´s there, among the alleys they ran through as children, that the love he´s always felt for Will returns. As their nights together grow hotter, Will discovers something new about his old friend - Jack´s need to serve extends into the bedchamber. Will has never fully abandoned his dream of escaping London with Jack. But what could the Duke´s driver want with a dishonest cheat like him, beyond a bit of rough sex? It takes the gamble of Will´s life to find out if he can win Jack´s heart... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matthew Holland. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harl/001850/bk_harl_001850_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The wonderfully nostalgic and heartwarming new novel from the Sunday Times top-ten best-selling author of The Beggar Maid. Born out of wedlock when her mother was only fourteen, Lucy Pocket has spent all her life in the care of her disreputable but charming grandmother, Eva. They dodge from one poor lodging house to another, always in debt and resorting to theft in order to exist. Until her wealthy paternal grandfather buys her from Eva, determined to bring Lucy up to be a lady. When her grandfather dies, his despicable nephew cheats Lucy out of her inheritance except for a run-down lodging house in Whitechapel, where she is forced to look after his three illegitimate children. Jilted by her would-be fiancé, Lucy is determined to make a life for herself and the children and to search for her long-lost grandmother, creating the family for which she has always longed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Willow Nash. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002000/bk_rhuk_002000_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.