At that time, hindustan comprised all of modern Pakistan and Kashmir, most of eastern Afghanistan, and two-thirds of the Indian subcontinent roughly north of Bombay to the Himalayas. In a splendid debut, john Shors has crafted an immensely readable and well-researched historical novel of surprisingly contemporary relevance.
Beneath a Marble Sky #ad - Show more Show Less. In 1632, overwhelmed with grief over the death of his beloved wife, Mumatz Mahal, Shah Jahan, the Emperor of Hindustan, commissioned the building of a grand mausoleum to symbolize the greatness of their love. Beneath a marble sky, recounts their story, " narrated by Princess Jahanara, eldest daughter of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal, and her own as well, a parallel tale of forbidden love enduring censure and extreme deprivations.
Temple of a Thousand FacesBerkley #ad - Meanwhile, indravarman rules with an iron fist, pitting even his most trusted men against each other and quashing any hint of rebellion. Exiled from their homeland, he and his mystical wife Ajadevi set up a secret camp in the jungle with the intention of amassing an army bold enough to reclaim their kingdom and free their people.
Now with temple of a thousand faces, he brings to life the legendary temple of Angkor Wat, an unrivaled marvel of ornately carved towers and stone statues. In his international bestseller beneath a Marble Sky, John Shors wrote about the ancient passion, beauty, and brilliance that inspired the building of the Taj Mahal.
Temple of a Thousand Faces #ad - There, in a story set nearly a thousand years ago, a royal love is tested, an empire is lost, and heroism is reborn. When his land is taken by force, Prince Jayavar of the Khmer people narrowly escapes death at the hands of the conquering Cham king, Indravarman. Moving from a poor fisherman's family whose sons find the courage to take up arms against their oppressors, to a beautiful bride who becomes a prize of war, betrayal, to an ambitious warrior whose allegiance is torn--Temple of a Thousand Faces is an unforgettable saga of love, and survival at any cost.
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UnboundJohn Shors, Inc. #ad - The setting – china's great wall – is as much a personality in the tale as the husband and wife who live, and love, in its shadow. In unbound, history comes alive and literally takes your breath away and breaks your heart at the same time. M. J. All that prevents the violent end of a dynasty is the Great Wall.
A haunting tale of the enduring bonds that anchor and save us when all the other chains—poverty, cruelty, enslavement, degradation—have been broken. A gem of storytelling. Paula mclain, new york times bestselling author of The Paris Wife“An elegant and compelling epic told with Shors’ trademark understanding of human nature and ability to create characters who touch our hearts.
Rose, new york times bestselling author of The Library of Light and Shadow. Fan has been missing for a year when his wife, Meng, decides to do the impossible—to leave everyone and everything she knows in a daunting effort to find him. Yet even this famed fortification has weaknesses, and against his will, a talented Chinese craftsman is taken from his home and wife, so that he may labor alongside the wall’s defenders.
Unbound #ad - John shors reimagined one of the world’s greatest love stories—the romance that inspired the Taj Mahal—in his critically acclaimed, international bestseller Beneath a Marble Sky. At a time when many women fear even stepping outside their homes, Meng disguises herself as a man and begins a perilous journey of deliverance.
Now, with unbound, shors recreates an ancient and celebrated Chinese legend about a pair of young lovers separated by war and the Great Wall.
Beside a Burning SeaBerkley #ad - Now, surrounded by enemies he is supposed to hate, he instead finds solace in their company—and rediscovers his love of poetry. The next, benevolence is split in two by a torpedo, killing almost everyone on board. One moment, the world war ii hospital ship Benevolence is patrolling the South Pacific on a mission of mercy—to save wounded American soldiers.
While sharing the mystery and beauty of this passion with Annie, the captivating but tormented woman he rescued, Akira grapples with the pain of his past while helping Annie uncover the promise of her future. Meanwhile, the remaining castaways endure a world not of their making—a world as barbaric as it is beautiful, as hateful as it is loving.
Beside a Burning Sea #ad - A small band of survivors, including an injured Japanese soldier and a young American nurse whom he saves from drowning, makes it to the deserted shore of a nearby island. From the author of beneath a marble sky comes an inspiring new novel of a man and a woman from different worlds whose love is put to the ultimate test as they struggle to survive an extraordinary set of circumstances.
View our feature on John Shors' Beside a Burning Sea. Akira has suffered five years of bloodshed and horror fighting for the Japanese empire. With the blend of epic storytelling and emotional intensity that distinguishes him as a unique talent, and war-torn countries—all, heroes and villains, in their own ways, John Shors reveals a powerful story of redemption focusing on unlikely lovers, fighting to survive.
The Demon Seekers: Book OneBlackfin Books #ad - Book one of the Demon Seekers™ series. Earth, 2171. It's been a century since hostile aliens turned Earth into a prison for the worst of their own kind, nearly wiping out humanity in the process. Seventeen-year-old tasia is a Seeker--a human survivor who hunts down the cruel creatures that conquered and destroyed her world.
The Demon Seekers: Book One #ad - With someone she never intended to care about. As the war for earth rages, Tasia's path leads her across a wounded, imperiled planet. Aided by unexpected companions, she heads toward her greatest fears--unaware that she's no longer the hunter, but the hunted, and that her fate has become her foe. Haunted by her failure to protect her loved ones, and burdened by powers she doesn't yet understand, Tasia finds herself on a daring journey she never intended to take.
. From hidden bases within the ruins of scorched cities, she and others like her have become accustomed to a life of violence and terror. When tasia's brother becomes ill and her family is ripped apart, she must leave all she knows in a desperate attempt to save him.
Dragon HouseBerkley #ad - In the slums of a city that has known little but war for generations, having a home, Iris and Noah befriend children who dream of nothing more than of going to school, and being loved. Learning from the poorest of the poor, the most silent of the unheard, Iris and Noah find themselves reborn. Dragon house tells the tale of iris and Noah—two Americans who, as a way of healing their own painful pasts, open a center to house and educate Vietnamese street children.
From the critically acclaimed author of beneath a Marble Sky and Beside a Burning Sea—the new novel from “a master storyteller, ”* set in contemporary Asia. From john shors comes an unforgettable story of redemption set in modern-day Vietnam. Resounding with powerful themes of suffering, and love, friendship, sacrifice, Dragon House brings together East and West, war and peace, and celebrates the resilience of the human spirit.
Cross CurrentsBerkley #ad - Meanwhile, brooke begins to doubt her love for Ryan while her feelings for Patch blossom. In a landscape where nature's bounty seems endless, these two families are swept up in an approaching cataclysm that will require all their strength of heart and soul to survive. But when patch's brother, lek learns that patch is running from the law, Brooke, Ryan, accompanied by his girlfriend, arrives, and his presence puts Lek's family at risk.
There, struggling to make ends meet, small-resort owners Lek and Sarai are happy to give an American named Patch room and board in exchange for his help. Thailand's pristine Ko Phi Phi island attracts tourists from around the world.
Where the Crawdads SingG.P. Putnam's Sons #ad - But kya is not what they say. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life--until the unthinkable happens. Where the crawdads sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder.
. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. So in late 1969, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the so-called Marsh Girl. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand.
Where the Crawdads Sing #ad - 1 new york times bestsellermore than 4 million copies solda reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick"I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!"--Reese Witherspoon"Painfully beautiful. The new york times book reviewfor years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast.
Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.
The Storyteller's Secret: A NovelLake Union Publishing #ad - Through her courageous grandmother’s arrestingly romantic and heart-wrenching story, until now, Jaya discovers the legacy bequeathed to her and a strength that, she never knew was possible. An amazon charts, uSA Today, and Washington Post bestseller. From the bestselling author of trail of Broken Wings comes an epic story of the unrelenting force of love, the power of healing, and the invincible desire to dream.
Nothing prepares jaya, a new York journalist, for the heartbreak of her third miscarriage and the slow unraveling of her marriage in its wake. Desperate to assuage her deep anguish, she decides to go to India to uncover answers to her family’s past. Intoxicated by the sights, and sounds she experiences, smells, Jaya becomes an eager student of the culture.
The Storyteller's Secret: A Novel #ad - But it is ravi—her grandmother’s former servant and trusted confidant—who reveals the resilience, secret love, struggles, and tragic fall of Jaya’s pioneering grandmother during the British occupation.
The Demon Seekers: Book ThreeBlackfin Books #ad - Assailed by human detractors and her own doubts, Tasia struggles to stay one step ahead of her foes. Though her powers have grown, so too has the determination of the demons who hunt her. Their ship approaches from across the universe. And tasia must finally decide whether to run from her destiny or to embrace it, whether to risk nothing or everything.
The Demon Seekers: Book Three #ad - The fate of humanity rests in her hands. The demons gather. Book three of the Demon Seekers™️ series. Earth, 2171in a matter of days, the War for Earth will end. In a desperate attempt to force a decisive battle, she resolves to make a final stand in the ruins of a once-beautiful city. As her enemies plot to destroy her planet, seventeen-year-old Tasia must confront her darkest fears while trying to gather the last great human army.
Hope carries her forward, but hate threatens everyone she loves. While tasia is inspired by her surging feelings for Jerico, she remains unaware of the looming danger of betrayal.
The Wishing TreesBerkley #ad - Eager to honor the woman they loved, leaving notes to Kate in "wishing trees" along the way, Ian and Mattie embark on an epic journey, and encountering miracles large and small. It contains kate's final wish-a plea for him to take their ten-year-old daughter, on a trip across Asia, Mattie, through the countries they had always planned to visit.
And as they begin to find their way back to each other, they discover that healing is possible and love endures-lessons that Kate hoped to show them all along. Almost a year after the death of his wife, former high-tech executive Ian finds a letter that will change his life.