Princess Principal Collection Early in the 20th century, the discovery of Cavorite, an anti-gravity substance, gave birth to a technological renaissance including the development of giant airships and other fantastical inventions. However the scientific revolution was not the only one afoot, as Great Britain was torn in two by an armed rebellion when the oppressed poor finally turned on the ruling elite. Now the Commonwealth has a plan to take Albion by stealth, substituting their undercover operative Ange for the beautiful young Princess Charlotte. But Charlotte and Ange both have surprises in store for their respective governments and instead hatch a plan wherein the Princess herself will act as an agent in exchange for help in claiming the throne! A dazzling team of femme fatales sets out to rule Britannia and English History will never be the same!
Early in the 20th century, the discovery of Cavorite, an anti-gravity substance, gave birth to a technological renaissance including the development of giant airships and other fantastical inventions. However the scientific revolution was not the only one afoot, as Great Britain was torn in two by an armed rebellion when the oppressed poor finally turned on the ruling elite. Now the Commonwealth has a plan to take Albion by stealth, substituting their undercover operative Ange for the beautiful young Princess Charlotte. But Charlotte and Ange both have surprises in store for their respective governments and instead hatch a plan wherein the Princess herself will act as an agent in exchange for help in claiming the throne! A dazzling team of femme fatales sets out to rule Britannia and English History will never be the same!
In this tour you can experience how really a noble family lived and live nowadays in a part of the palace.You can enjoy the opulence and richness of the decoration, the wealth of the furnishings, the historical pianting collections still arranged according to the priciples of the '600 . We start in the suites of the apartment in the ground floor , residence of the last princess of the dinasty, Isabella Sursock, painted by Pinturicchio in the late 15th century, one of the most important artist of the renaissance, active in the Sistine Chapel . These rooms were once also the residence of a future pope, Julius II. In the upper apartements , used in the past as official residence, you will admire The Grand Gallery, really a breathtaking masterpiece ! The paintings were carry out in the 17th century to celebrate the glory of the family. The entrance fee is 25 euro per person to be paid on the spot. Riductions for minors and seniors . Optional tour of the secret gardens 5 euro.
African American historical fiction novel set during the "Era of Great American Madness"!Cotton Club Princess is a coming of age tale that uses the suspense and romance of the Harlem Renaissance, The Great Migration, and the Jazz Age to bring to life the 1920's-1930's in the world's most famous speakeasy.Mob Bosses, such as Madame Stephanie Sinclair, Bumpy Johnson, and Dutch Schultz battle for Harlem policy banks while the talented elite, such as Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, and Bill Bojangles Robinson, entertain the masses.The Night Club Era and prohibition, come to life as seen through the eyes of a country girl, turned worldly, wise woman in the old glamorous Harlem, of Lenox Avenue, 125th Street, Striver's Row, and Sugar Hill. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Elaine Cross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/173718/bk_acx0_173718_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Since the beginning of time, humankind has been asking the same questions: Why are we here? What is our purpose in life? What happens to us when our bodies die? Claire Candy Hough explores these mysteries and more in her remarkable new novel, One True Home: Behind the Veil of Forgetfulness. Follow the adventures of one extraordinary heroine as she lives through many lifetimes, each a step on the path to spiritual awakening and self-realization: a princess in ancient Egypt, a peasant with the power to heal in medieval Scotland, a spoiled, pampered courtesan in renaissance Venice, a slave captured in Africa and brought to colonial America, and a native American of the Lakota tribe, finally ascending to the angelic being she was always meant to be. More than just a series of fascinating earthly experiences, One True Home shines a light on the biggest mystery of them all: what happens to us between incarnations? Is Heaven real? Claire Candy Hough answers the last question with a resounding "Yes!", pointing to her own connection to Spirit during two near-death experiences. The author brings an extensive background as a clairvoyant and intuitive counselor to craft a story that is accessible and down-to-earth, as well as highly imaginative and deeply spiritual. At times thrilling, heartbreaking and tenderly romantic, One True Home is among those rare books that is both a pause-resisting tale and a work of profound wisdom and insight. Ariel is a heroine you won't soon forget, and her earthbound adventures and spiritual evolution will stay with you long after the last word has been read. A must-listen for seekers of all ages and walks of life, One True Home is destined to become a classic of new age literature. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Claire Candy Hough, Sadie Alexandru, David Franklin, PJ Ochlan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/168327/bk_acx0_168327_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For fans of Philippa Gregory and Alison Weir, best-selling author C. W. Gortner effortlessly weaves history and drama in this captivating novel about one of the world's most notorious families. Glamorous and predatory, the Borgias fascinated and terrorized 15th-century Renaissance Italy, and Lucrezia Borgia, beloved daughter of the pope, was at the center of the dynasty's ambitions. Slandered as a heartless seductress who lured men to their doom, was she in fact the villainess of legend, or was she trapped in a familial web, forced to choose between loyalty and survival? With the ascension of the Spaniard Rodrigo Borgia as Pope Alexander VI, a new era has dawned in Rome. Benefitting from their father's elevation are the new pope's illegitimate children - his rival sons, Cesare and Juan, and beautiful young daughter, Lucrezia - each of whom assumes an exalted position in the papal court. Privileged and adored, Lucrezia yearns to escape her childhood and play a part in her family's fortunes. But Rome is seductive and dangerous: Alliances shift at a moment's notice as Italy's ruling dynasties strive to keep rivals at bay. As Lucrezia's father faces challenges from all sides, the threat of a French invasion forces him to marry her off to a powerful adversary. But when she discovers the brutal truth behind her alliance, Lucrezia is plunged into a perilous gambit that will require all her wits, cunning, and guile. Escaping her marriage offers the chance of happiness with a passionate prince of Naples, yet as scandalous accusations of murder and incest build against her, menacing those she loves, Lucrezia must risk everything to overcome the lethal fate imposed upon her by her Borgia blood. Beautifully wrought, rich with fascinating historical detail, The Vatican Princess is the first novel to describe Lucrezia's coming of age in her own voice. What results is a dramatic, vivid tale set in an era of savagery and unparalleled splend 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julia Whelan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004440/bk_rand_004440_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
"Only Katy Simpson Smith could have written a novel of such elegance, emotional power, and grace. The Everlasting, a quadruple love story spanning two millennia, is no less than the story of love itself—its frustrations and thrills, its blunders and transcendent glories. Meraviglioso."—Nathaniel Rich, author of King ZenoFrom a supremely talented author comes this brilliant and inventive literary work of historical fiction, set in Rome in four different centuries, that explores love in all its various incarnations and ponders elemental questions of good and evil, obedience and free will that connect four unforgettable lives . Spanning two thousand years, The Everlasting follows four characters whose struggles resonate across the centuries: an early Christian child martyr; a medieval monk on crypt duty in a church; a Medici princess of Moorish descent; and a contemporary field biologist conducting an illicit affair. Outsiders to a city layered and dense with history, this quartet separated by time grapple with the physicality of bodies, the necessity for sacrifice, and the power of love to sustain and challenge faith. Their small rebellions are witnessed and provoked by an omniscient, time-traveling Satan who, though incorporeal, nonetheless suffers from a heart in search of repair. As their dramas unfold amid the brick, marble, and ghosts of Rome, they each must decide what it means to be good. Twelve-year old Prisca defiles the scrolls of her father's library. Felix, a holy man, watches his friend's body decay and is reminded of the first boy he loved passionately. Giulia de' Medici, a beauty with dark skin and limitless wealth, wants to deliver herself from her unborn child. Tom, an American biologist studying the lives of the smallest creatures, cannot pinpoint when his own marriage began to die. As each of these conflicted people struggles with forces they cannot control, their circumstances raise a profound and timeless question at the heart of faith: What is our duty to each other, and what will God forgive?Moving back through time from today (The Wilderness) to the Renaissance (The City) to the Middle Ages (The Grave) and finally to Rome under Marcus Aurelius (The Paradise), Tom, Guilia, Felix, and Prisca search and suffer for love in the eternal city, made vivid and familiar as they reappear in each century.