An Empire Crumples in Range of Ghosts

With the death of Mongke Khagan a huge power vacuum was created across the steppes as civil war broke out between the heirs of the Khagan. Temur is one of the rightful heirs that once numbered a hundred, but the civil war between the heirs has taken a toll, and only a handful of the heirs remain. Temur, who has barely survived one of the battles, must flee a ruthless uncle who is determined to kill all the other heirs and take the throne.

The Acclaimed Maisie Dobbs Series

Maisie Dobbs was born in England before World War I when the roles between the landed gentry and the servants were strict and the lower classes were supposed to know their place. Maisie was a maid but her intelligence caught the attention of her employer Lady Rowan. Luckily for Maisie, Lady Rowan ignored convention and became Maisie’s sponsor guiding her to an education, but just as Maisie began college World War I started halting her education and changing both Maisie and England.

A Memoir from China, The Little Red Guard

In the midst of the Cultural Revolution in China, the government was banning many of the traditional practices like burials and coffins, though Wenguang Huang’s grandmother wanted her family to defy the ban and plan a traditional funeral complete with a coffin for her death. At the time their grandmother’s health was fine but she was obsessed with her mortality and funeral…

Vacations in a Nightmare World from the Latest Novel by Matthew Costello

The world changed after massive crop failures and starvation. Only patches of civilization exist that are fenced in and protected from the new greatest threat to humanity- other changed humans. No one knows how it happened, but it was like a switch was thrown and these humans or “Can Heads” started eating other humans. The Can Heads aren’t stupid but can be cunning and trick the unchanged humans into traps. Civilization is teetering on the brink as the Can Heads seem to be gaining ground…