The Rule of the Clan:What an Ancient Form of Social Organization Reveals About the Future of Individual Freedom Mark S. Weiner
When her father, Colonel Alister McCarron, asks her to accompany him to a family Wedding in the North of Scotland, the beautiful young Sona jumps at the chance, not just to meet her relatives in the venerable McCarron Clan but also to see the dashingly handsome Marquis of Inver, for it is he who is to be wed. Thrilled by the Fairytale grandeur of Invercarron Castle and her heart fluttering at the Marquiss considerable charms, Sona is bemused to find that his fiancée is the extremely plain Lady Jean McBora. Then she overhears that he is being forced by his father to marry Lady Jean to reunite the squabbling McCarron and Borabol clans and to prevent him from marrying a London beauty who would not be suitable for a future Chieftain of the Clan. And too late to stop herself, she finds that she has fallen hopelessly in love with the Marquis. And he with her. But their love is doomed. First by his forthcoming marriage of convenience to Lady Jean and then again when the Marquis is charged with the murder of his bride-to-be, a crime that Sona knows in her heart of hearts that he did not commit. Barbara Cartland was the worlds most prolific novelist who wrote an amazing 723 books in her lifetime, of which no less than 644 were romantic novels with worldwide sales of over 1 billion copies and her books were translated into 36 different languages. As well as romantic novels, she wrote historical biographies, 6 autobiographies, theatrical plays and books of advice on life, love, vitamins and cookery. She wrote her first book at the age of 21 and it was called Jigsaw. It became an immediate bestseller and sold 100,000 copies in hardback in England and all over Europe in translation. Between the ages of 77 and 97 she increased her output and wrote an incredible 400 romances as the demand for her romances was so strong all over the world. She wrote her last book at the age of 97 and it was entitled perhaps prophetically The Way to Heaven. Her books have always been immensely popular in the United States where in 1976 her current books were at numbers 1 & 2 in the B. Dalton bestsellers list, a feat never achieved before or since by any author. Barbara Cartland became a legend in her own lifetime and will be best remembered for her wonderful romantic novels so loved by her millions of readers throughout the world, who have always collected her books to read again and again, especially when they feel miserable or depressed. Her books will always be treasured for their moral message, her pure and innocent heroines, her handsome and dashing heroes, her blissful happy endings and above all for her belief that the power of love is more important than anything else in everyones life.
Torrian Ramsay, future laird of the Ramsay clan, learned long ago not to take his family for granted. Without the love and devotion of his sire, he would never have survived the childhood illness that kept him abed for years. Now Torrian is a strapping lad, unrecognizable as the sickly laddie of his past, but one thing has not changed - he will still do aught in his power to make his sire proud. So when the King of the Scots asks him to enter into a betrothal with Davina Buchan, the daughter of a power-hungry laird, he feels he has no choice. Though Torrian is certain the lass´s family has hidden motives, his sire believes in following their king´s orders, and besides, the marriage will help keep peace in the Highlands. Then Torrian meets Heather, a wild-haired lass who´s spent the past years living in nature with her wee daughter, away from any clan. With Heather, he discovers that love has a power as strong as duty. To marry as his heart desires, Torrian must prove that the Buchans are not what they seem, but time is not on his side. He will need to rely on his family and friends to help him convince his sire - and his king - that he should be allowed to make his own match. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Woodson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/057637/bk_acx0_057637_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kings and Clans of the Midwest is a near-future novel set in the Midwestern United States. A plausible explanation is depicted on how the characters watch the dollar become worthless before their eyes. Without a viable currency, the economy and the country quickly slide into an apocalyptic collapse. Characters from various backgrounds are desperate to survive in a situation that has rapidly diminishing resources and many are ready to resort to the worst kinds of evil to get their ´´fair share´´. Very few in this dystopian apocalyptic setting have a clue about how to protect themselves, nor are many of them preppers. They don´t all talk and act the same way, and everything doesn´t always go right for them; nor do they all survive. Characters are all forced to join one of the wide range of colorful and often violent factions. Some seek to establish a new kind of society and take specific, detailed steps of their own design. Those who oversaw the ruin of the country, led by the US president, are desperate to cling to any power they can. The POTUS illegally invites the United Nations to help Homeland Security disarm its citizens and restore order to the nation. Many of the independently minded souls of the Midwest see things differently. . 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joseph B. Kearns. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/032319/bk_acx0_032319_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
La guerre sévit sur Rigil Kentarus obligeant les clans alliés à sunir contre les hordes monstrueuses du Seigneur Sombre. La ballade la plus célèbre chante la passion unissant Henriè, Seigneur de Guerre-Aigle, et Laurie, Princesse des Glaces. Ils sont les parents du Fils du Futur qui saura instaurer la paix et lharmonie sur Rigil Kentarus. Le Livre I retrace ces moments de lutte et la venue du Fils du Futur ainsi que sa recherche des survivants de la Guerre des Plaines Le Livre II évoque les explorations dans lUnivers du Centaure en quête de territoires nouveaux Le Livre III retrace les combats menés contre les envahisseurs venus dOphiuchus, une planète de lUnivers de la Serpentaire. Des études en Histoire des Religions ont développé un intérêt réel pour les mythes et les légendes qui sexprime dans mes écrits. Jaimerai faire partager cette passion surtout aux jeunes adolescents, en leur contant une histoire se déroulant dans un monde imaginaire, si lointain et si proche du nôtre.
Loki Grant´s first memories are of living in a crate behind an inn in Ayr, struggling to survive. Clan Grant saved him from his lonely existence and took him in as one of their own. But though the Highlands have become his home and he loves his adopted parents, Brodie and Celestina, Loki feels lost. Part of him is still that scrappy wee lad who relied on his wits to survive the streets, and he is not sure he belongs. The feistiest and most beautiful lass in the clan, Arabella, steals his heart, but when her father resists the match because Loki is not of clan blood, Loki decides to confront his past. He wishes to satisfy Bella´s father by discovering his parentage, but he also hopes his quest will help him understand his purpose. As far as Arabella is concerned, Loki Grant is the wiliest, brawest, and most handsome warrior in existence. She is determined to have him as her husband regardless of what her father thinks. So when Loki´s search for his sire leads him into trouble, she rushes headlong after him. Together, Loki and Arabella must discover the dark secrets of Loki´s origins, for only by confronting the past can they hope for a bright future together. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Woodson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/053295/bk_acx0_053295_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A lass tortured by the past. A warrior who´s sworn never to love again. Ashlyn was a wee lassie of eight summers when her mother brought her and her sister to live in the safety of Clan Grant. But despite the love and acceptance of her adoptive clan, Ashlyn is plagued by the past. Her continual nightmares - and her hatred of lads who hurt lasses - drive her to join the search for Ranulf MacNiven, an abuser of women. Ashlyn´s skills with the bow and her knowledge of MacNiven make her a natural fit for the mission, so her uncle, Chief Alexander Grant, gives her permission to join them, on one condition: she will be sent with a protector. Magnus never thought he would marry again after losing his beloved wife, but Ashlyn Grant is one of a kind. Her fiery nature creates an answering fire within him, and he longs to soothe her hurts and help heal her soul. When his chief assigns him to protect Ashlyn, he is determined to do his job well, even though the lass will not let him touch her, let alone protect her. To their mutual surprise, the more time Magnus spends with Ashlyn, the more he gets through to her. But can two people who are determined not to fall in love hope to forge a future together? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Woodson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/069799/bk_acx0_069799_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Heather Graham writing as Shannon Drake In the days when Scotland lay under siege - from the Vikings who sailed from the north and the Norman English who came from the south - King David sought to unite his people into one nation. For this, he needed loyal warriors. Waryk de Graham soon proved the greatest of these fighters, and was knighted Lord Lion. But his honored position came with a price: a wife chosen for him by the king - a reluctant Viking bride. Daughter of a Gaelic noblewoman and a Viking warlord, Mellyora MacAdin had an imagination that blazed with dreams of ancient myths and tales of adventure. She had already pledged her heart when she received King David´s decree to marry the fierce Lord Lion. As he came to claim her, Mellyora swore to resist this barbarian nobleman - only to find herself a willing partner to his seduction. Now, torn between defiance and devotion, Mellyora must decide where her future truly lies, as she discovers the savagery in her family´s blood, and the secrets of her husband´s heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sandra Burr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/006691/bk_brll_006691_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Laird Rory MacKinnon set out to join William Wallace after discovering an imminent threat that the English have planned an attack. Raised as a warrior, he has given his heart and soul to fight for Scotland´s freedom, until he meets a lass who has captured his heart like no other, Lady Annella. After a brutal attack on her land, Rory discovers that Annella has been taken prisoner by the English. Now Rory must fight; not only to secure his own clan´s freedom but to save the woman he loves. Annella, the eldest daughter of the MacCallum clan vows to never marry, until the day Rory MacKinnon enters her life and opens her heart. Heading off to war, she knew they had no future. After her father offers aid to Laird MacKinnon and his men to help in their campaign, her castle is attacked and her father is killed by the English for treason. Starved and beaten for denying to pledge her allegiance to the English King, Annella has earned her place in the gallows. Her fate now rests in Rory´s hands. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melissa Carey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021679/bk_acx0_021679_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Avelina Ramsay despairs that she will never fall in love. Though every lad she meets is entranced by her comeliness, shyness prevents her from speaking with them. Part of what silences her is the fear that beauty is all she has to offer. She longs for something more, for a deeper calling and sense of purpose, for a stronger connection with a lad. Desperate for help, Lina leaves home to stay with Jennie Cameron, her closest childhood friend. There, at the Cameron keep, Lina will meet the Highlander of her dreams and discover that her destiny is much richer than she ever could have dreamed. As soon as he encounters Avelina Ramsay, Drew Menzie feels an overwhelming need to protect her. Never before has he met a lass who is at once so comely, so kind, and so strong. For reasons he keeps to himself, Drew does not wish to settle down and take a wife, but he cannot deny that Lina calls to him like no other lass. So when a neighboring clan threatens her, he steps forward to act as her protector. Little does he know that protecting Lina will prove a complicated task, for she has newly discovered otherworldly abilities that both set her apart and make her a target. Lina and Drew have the potential for a blissful, harmonious future, but conflict is about to shake the Highlands - and Lina is fated to play a pivotal part in the outcome. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Woodson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049100/bk_acx0_049100_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.