'House of the Four Winds: Book One of One Dozen Daughters' By Mercedes Lackey
Mercedes Lackey is the New York Times best-selling author of the Valdemar series and romantic fantasies like "Beauty and the Werewolf" and "The Fairy Godmother."
The House of Four Winds begins with the rulers of tiny, impoverished Swansgaard, who have 12 daughters and one son.
While the prince's future is assured, his 12 sisters must find their own fortunes.
Disguising herself as Clarence, a sailor, Princess Clarice intends to work her way to the New World. When the crew rebels, Clarice/Clarence, an expert with rapier and dagger, sides with the handsome navigator, Dominick, and kills the cruel captain.
Dominick leads the now-outlawed crew in search of treasure in the secret pirate haven known as The House of Four Winds. They encounter the sorceress Shamal, who claims Dominick for her own but Clarice has fallen hard for Dominick and won't give him up without a fight.
The Lycoming County Library System's new circulation program, Polaris, is now live. The online catalog features several new features, such as personalized notifications that can be directly texted or email to you, maintaining your personal reading list and a direct link into Overdrive e-books and audiobooks. Questions may be directed to the James V. Brown Library's circulation staff at 570-326-0536.
'Inside Man' By Jeff Abbott
When Sam Capra's best customer - and friend - is murdered outside his Miami bar, Sam decides to seek justice.
Determined to find out the connection between his friend's death and a beautiful stranger, Sam infiltrates the Ligeras, one of Miami's most prominent and dangerous families.
He faces a powerful but unstable mastermind intent on dividing his business empire between his three very different children, who may hold murderous secrets of their own.
Sam is inexorably drawn into the family drama, amplifying painful echoes of his own shattered relationships as son, brother, father and husband. And in his quest to unearth the killer before his cover is blown, Sam discovers one of the world's "dark corners" - a place where laws are inconsequential, and no amount of money or power can save you.
'The King's Deception' By Steve Berry
Cotton Malone is back in this New York Times best-selling novel.
Steve Berry's new international adventure blends gripping contemporary political intrigue, Tudor treachery and high-octane thrills into one riveting novel of suspense.
Cotton Malone and his 15-year-old son, Gary, are headed to Europe.
As a favor to his former boss at the Justice Department, Malone agrees to escort a teenage fugitive back to England.
But after he is greeted at gunpoint in London, both the fugitive and Gary disappear, and Malone learns that he's stumbled into a high-stakes diplomatic showdown - an international incident fueled by geopolitical gamesmanship and shocking Tudor secrets.
At its heart is the Libyan terrorist convicted of bombing Pan Am Flight 103, who is set to be released by Scottish authorities for "humanitarian reasons." An outraged American government objects, but nothing can persuade the British to intervene. Except, perhaps, Operation King's Deception.
Run by the CIA, the operation aims to solve a centuries-old mystery, one that could rock Great Britain to its royal foundations.
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