Best-selling occult thriller: The Devil’s Own Dice

An ex-spy wakes up in an inescapable 13th Century dungeon; no light, no food, no way out!

The Devil’s Own Dice is book 3 in the Ordo Lupus and the Blood Moon Prophecy series.

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“A ‘Fully Loaded’ Novel” – 1DreamReader on Amazon

Erotic vampire Book 1 in the series  is free here: Amazon and Google.

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Grail of the Secret Sun

Only the Vampire Priests understand the Blood Moon Prophecy: “A drop of His blood fills the cup and brings the Blood Moon Dawn.”

“Lots of cool action and drew me well in.” – AHF Magazine.

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Introduction

I once asked Omacron what time seemed like for one who had survived for so long in a tumultuous world.
“Time is meaningless,” he said.
“Then, what does have meaning?” I asked.
“Memory.”
This, then, is the story, as recalled by me and those Rememberers, few in number, who survived the last war on Earth.  I wasn’t there at the beginning, but I am here now in the tale that continues.

A cup wrought at Earth’s birth, the Holy Grail is brought to Atlantis but lost.

Take a sneak preview of a map of Atalan T’ea Llantu here

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Diary Entries During Writing of The Hole Inside the Earth

Introduction – 1 February, 2019
I don’t know when I first conceived of The Hole Inside the Earth, but the idea to write something that spanned the whole of man’s existence from early times to the far future has been around for a long time. I think I first started writing Green and then the other colours in the Autumn of 2015 and I remember needing one more thread as I only had 6, so I started Indigo on a very cold day in Jan or early Feb 2016. Until now, I often thought I would abandon it. In fact, in the early days, it was just an experiment, and I don’t think I or anybody else thought I would finish it. But now I am through the worst. There have been times over the last year when I just had to make a huge effort to keep going and I think it affected me physically. I only started this diary in 2019, but then again, it’s the first time I felt that I could see light at the end of the tunnel.
nb: HITE is my acronym for The Hole Inside the Earth.

2 February, 2019
I finished Indigo 9 in the afternoon. I realise that actually I am a bit afraid of HITE, because it is such a huge undertaking. It may well be my last, major project. I am thinking of having Chaka become corrupt because of the allure of the splinter of blue wood in Drul’a’s pouch. I am also thinking about having Omacron fall in the river at the top of the Altar mountain and somehow float down through an underground stream and come out in the Caves of the Orange Giant.
One last thought on fear; I feel that there is tremendous fear in the world right now. The fear seems to be of global recession, but I think this is tied to the changing political climate. I feel we are slowly moving to the left, and perhaps people on the right fear this and put up a struggle. Anyway, there is tremendous fear around, possibly exacerbated by fear of technological progress too.

3 February, 2019
I slept well last night, but I had an amusing dream. I was competing with another guy to descend this mountain first. It involved bob-sleighs, skis and eventually running and falling. I fell down this sheer cliff and into a complex set of concrete tunnels, like a bunker, surrounded by a river. The water flowed into the tunnels and carried me down and down, round lots of bends until I passed a small opening, inside which a man was writing at a desk.
I said, “Where the Hell am I?”
He replied, “I guess you were on holiday and got lost.”
I replied, “Holiday? Who said anything about a holiday!”
LOL
Still bloody cold. About 19 degrees in here, about 0 outside. Will put heating on soon.

I wanted to start Violet 9, but didn’t really have any ideas so sat in bed most of the afternoon, thinking about it (it was a Sunday, so who cares?)
I finished the evening watching Triple Cross with Christopher Plummer (who I don’t really like as an actor and the film is shit, but I kind of enjoyed it, because I didn’t have to concentrate and could think about problems, and then I spent an hour more thinking. I feel like I have lost my mojo in the last week or so. I seem to get edgy at dusk, more than usual, which I can only put down to paranoia or lack of confidence (same thing?).

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Ordo Lupus y la Puerta del Templo coverThis has Chinese, German, Spanish, Portuguese and French sections. 这个页面有中国,德国,西班牙和法国的部分。 Diese Seite wird Chinesisch, Deutsch, Spanisch, Portugiesisch und Französisch Abschnitten. Esta página no tiene secciones Chinos, Alemanes, Españoles, Portugués y Franceses. Cette page comporte des sections Chinoises, Allemandes, Espagnoles, portugais et Françaises. Esta página tem seções Chinesas, Alemãs, Espanholas, Portuguesas e Francesas.

中文 下面的书籍已经可以在中国:

(Ordo Lupus and the Temple Gate) 圣墓寻踪:

http://www.pubu.com.tw/ebook/61681
http://read.douban.com/ebook/17209149/
http://www.amazon.cn/dp/B019OL9E6G
http://yuedu.163.com/source/2d5dc27b05b644b2b776a5e55d01ba64_4
http://yuedu.baidu.com/ebook/9e1b75a327d3240c8547ef30
http://www.duokan.com/book/102685

(Ordo Lupus II: The Devil’s Own Dice) 恶魔的游戏

https://www.amazon.cn/恶魔的游戏-拉兹洛·费伦/dp/B01N4AH6IX
https://book.douban.com/subject/26928641/

(The Synchronicity Code) 同步碼 – 中文版

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(Too Bright the Sun) 曜日

https://www.amazon.cn/dp/B06WWHML92

https://book.douban.com/subject/26982533/

在中国,我的名字是: 拉兹洛·费伦

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这些书将很快面市:

Attack Hitler’s Bunker!

亞馬遜在中國: https://www.amazon.cn/dp/B079GTGB47

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在拉兹洛费兰的不平凡的一生,他一直是航空工程系的学生,派遣骑手,平面设计师,专职的街头艺人,吉他手兼歌手(录制了两张专辑,阿拉伯音乐特色霍山RAMZY的节奏之一)。他到过很多地方,并有长期而成功的职业生涯在科学领域内,但现在已经离开就业公共部门专心写作。他一直住在自1985年以来先后在伦敦和英格兰的家县长大。

提出了作为一个佛教徒,在最近几年,他已经走向了一个非正式的基督教信仰,并一直与伊斯兰教和印度教亲密接触。他在神学和哲学的深刻和持久的利益。他的想法和意见,形成他的小说的核心。在这里,恶,好,运气和信心争夺战谁居住他的世界灵魂的控制权。

他到过很多地方,在1982年以后住在开罗一会,他花了一些时间在中亚地区具有不同的冒险,其中之一是结婚的传统吉尔吉斯风格。他在远东,中东,亚洲和东欧有着浓厚的兴趣 – 后者告知他的一系列有关吸血鬼和狼人的书籍。他一直非常忙碌的一个自我支持的作家却是一个很大的电影迷,仍然奉行他的其他历史和家谱的利益。

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Deutsche Sprache Diese Bücher Sind in Deutscher Sprache Erhältlich.

(Ordo Lupus and the Temple Gate) Ordo Lupus und das Tor des Tempels

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(Ordo Lupus II: The Devil’s Own Dice) Ordo Lupus II: Die Teufels eigenen Dice

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Lazlo Ferran
Lazlo Ferran

Biographie von Lazlo Ferran

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Während Lazlo Ferran außergewöhnliche Leben ist er ein Luftfahrttechnik Student, Melder, Grafiker, Vollzeit-Straßenmusiker, Gitarristen und Sänger (zwei Alben, einer der arabischen Musik mit den Rhythmen von Hossam Ramzy). Er ist weit gereist und hatte lange und erfolgreiche Karriere in der Science-Industrie, aber jetzt im öffentlichen Sektor Beschäftigung verlassen, um auf das Schreiben zu konzentrieren. Er lebt und arbeitet in London seit 1985 und aufgewachsen in der Heimat Grafschaften Englands.

Up als buddhistischer gebracht, in den letzten Jahren er auf einem informellen christlichen Glauben bewegt und hat engen Kontakt mit dem Islam und Hinduismus hatte. Er hat eine tiefe und dauerhafte Interesse an der Theologie und Philosophie. Seine Ideen und Beobachtungen bilden den Kern seiner Romane. Hier, übel, gut, Glück und Glauben Kampf um die Kontrolle der Seelen, der seine Welten bewohnen.

Er ist weit gereist, leben für eine Weile in Kairo im Jahr 1982. Später verbrachte er einige Zeit in Zentralasien mit verschiedenen Abenteuern, von denen einer am Anfang in der traditionellen kirgisischen Stil geheiratet. Er hat ein großes Interesse an den Fernen Osten, Mittlerer Osten, Asien und Osteuropa – letztere informiert seine Reihe Bücher über Vampire und Werwölfe. Er hält sehr beschäftigt als selbsttragende Schriftsteller, sondern ist ein großer Film-Fan und immer noch verfolgt seine anderen Interessen der Geschichte und Genealogie.

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(Ordo Lupus and the Temple Gate) Ordo Lupus y la Puerta del Templo

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(Ordo Lupus II: The Devil’s Own Dice) Ordo Lupus II: Elaboración propia Dados del Demonio

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Lazlo Ferran
Lazlo Ferran

Biografía de Lazlo Ferran

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Durante la extraordinaria vida de Lazlo Ferran, ha sido un estudiante de ingeniería aeronáutica, jinete de despacho, diseñador gráfico, músico callejero de tiempo completo, el guitarrista y cantante (grabación de dos discos, uno de la música árabe con los ritmos de Hossam Ramzy). Ha viajado mucho y tenía larga y exitosa carrera en la industria de la ciencia, pero ahora dejó el empleo en el sector público para concentrarse en la escritura. Ha vivido y trabajado en Londres desde 1985 y creció en los condados de origen de Inglaterra.

Educado como budista, en los últimos años se ha avanzado hacia una creencia cristiana informal y ha tenido contacto cercano con el Islam y el hinduismo. Él tiene un interés profundo y duradero en la teología y la filosofía. Sus ideas y observaciones forman el núcleo de sus novelas. Aquí, el mal, bueno, suerte y fe batalla por el control de las almas que habitan en sus mundos.

Ha viajado mucho, viviendo durante un tiempo en El Cairo durante 1982. Más tarde, pasó algún tiempo en Asia Central con varias aventuras, una de las cuales se estaba casando en el estilo tradicional kirguisa. Él tiene un gran interés en el Lejano Oriente, Oriente Medio, Asia y Europa del Este – este último informando su serie de libros sobre vampiros y hombres lobo. Se mantiene muy ocupado como un escritor auto-apoyado, pero es un gran fan de la película y sigue buscando sus otros intereses de la historia y la genealogía.

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Estes livros serão em breve em português

Ordo Lupus and the Temple Gate (Ordo Lupus e o Portão do Tempo)

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(Attack Hitler’s Bunker!) Ataque o Bunker de Hitler!

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(Too Bright the Sun) O Sol Brilhante Demais
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Lazlo Ferran
Lazlo Ferran

Biografia de Lazlo Ferran

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Durante a vida extraordinária do autor inglês Lazlo Ferran, ele é um estudante de engenharia aeronáutica, piloto de despacho, designer gráfico, colecionador de tempo integral, guitarrista e cantor (gravando dois álbuns, uma música árabe com os ritmos de Hossam Ramzy). Ele viajou amplamente e teve longa e bem sucedida carreira no setor de ciência, mas agora deixou o emprego no setor público para se concentrar na escrita. Ele viveu e trabalhou em Londres desde 1985 e cresceu nos municípios da Inglaterra.

Criado como budista, nos últimos anos ele se moveu para uma crença cristã informal e teve contato íntimo com o Islã e o Hinduísmo. Ele tem um profundo e duradouro interesse pela teologia e filosofia. Suas idéias e observações formam o núcleo de suas novelas. Aqui, maldade, boa, sorte e fé batalham pelo controle das almas que habitam seus mundos.

Ele viajou amplamente, vivendo por um tempo no Cairo durante 1982. Mais tarde, passou algum tempo na Ásia Central tendo várias aventuras, uma das quais se casou no estilo tradicional do Quirguistão. Ele tem um grande interesse no Extremo Oriente, Oriente Médio, Ásia e Europa Oriental – o último informando sua série de livros sobre vampiros e lobisomens. Ele mantém-se muito ocupado como um escritor auto-suportado, mas é um grande buff do filme e ainda persegue seus outros interesses da história e da genealogia.

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Ordo Lupus et le Portail du Temple (Ordo Lupus and the Temple Gate)

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Lazlo Ferran
Lazlo Ferran

Biographie de Lazlo Ferran

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Au cours de la vie extraordinaire de Lazlo Ferran, il a été un étudiant en génie aéronautique, estafette, graphiste, musicien de rue à temps plein, guitariste et chanteur (l’enregistrement de deux albums, la musique arabe avec les rythmes de Hossam Ramzy). Il a beaucoup voyagé et a eu longue et fructueuse carrière au sein de l’industrie de la science, mais maintenant quitté l’emploi dans le secteur public de se concentrer sur l’écriture. Il a vécu et travaillé à Londres depuis 1985 et a grandi dans les comtés à la maison de l’Angleterre.

Elevé en tant que bouddhiste, au cours des dernières années, il a évolué vers une croyance chrétienne informel et a eu des contacts étroits avec l’islam et de l’hindouisme. Il a un intérêt profond et durable dans la théologie et la philosophie. Ses idées et ses observations forment le noyau de ses romans. Ici, le mal, bon, chance et de la bataille de la foi pour le contrôle des âmes qui peuplent ses mondes.

Il a beaucoup voyagé, vivant pendant un certain temps au Caire en 1982. Plus tard, il a passé quelque temps en Asie centrale ayant diverses aventures, dont l’un allait se marier dans le style traditionnelle kirghize. Il a un vif intérêt dans l’Extrême-Orient, Moyen-Orient, en Asie et en Europe de l’Est – ce dernier informant sa série de livres sur les vampires et les loups-garous. Il tient très occupé comme un écrivain auto-portée, mais est un grand fan de cinéma et poursuit toujours ses autres intérêts de l’histoire et de la généalogie.

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سائنس فکشن - نمود سے پہلےPakistani LanguageIndian Language Urdu translation of Inchoate – سائنس فکشن – نمود سے پہلے
یہ کہا نی شما لی ا مریکہ کی سر زمین کی ہے-عہد، گزشتہ سے بھی پہلے کی-قصَہ
شروع ہوتا ہے ایک ایسے ملزم سے جو انسانی تا ریخ کے پہلے اجلاس میں نا دانستہ
طور پر کچھ ایسی حرکات کر بیٹھتا ہے جو کہ حکا مِ اعلی کی ناراضگی کا سبب بن جا
تی ہیں-اس پر مقَدمہ چلایا جاتا ہے- لیکن یہ ملزم اصل میں کسی اور روپ میں تو نہیں؟

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تم نے میرا کام پسند ہے، تو میں سے کسی کو پسند کرنے کے ایک لمحے لے لو میرے Facebookصفحہ

Lazlo Ferran کی غیر معمولی زندگی کے دوران، انہوں نے (دو یلبموں، Hossam کی Ramzy کی لی خاصیت عربی موسیقی کی ایک ریکارڈنگ) ایک ایروناٹیکل انجینئرنگ کے طالب علم، ڈسپیچ سوار، گرافک ڈیزائنر، کل وقتی Busker کی، guitarist اور گلوکار رہا ہے. انہوں نے کہا کہ بڑے پیمانے پر سفر اور سائنس صنعت کے اندر اندر طویل اور کامیاب کیریئر تھا لیکن اب تحریری طور پر توجہ مرکوز کرنے پبلک سیکٹر میں روزگار چھوڑ دیا ہے. وہ رہتے تھے اور 1985 کے بعد سے لندن میں کام کیا اور انگلینڈ کے ہوم کاؤنٹیوں میں پلا بڑھا ہے.

ایک بدھ کے طور پر لایا، حالیہ برسوں میں انہوں نے ایک غیر رسمی مسیحی عقیدہ کی طرف منتقل کر دیا گیا اور اسلام اور ہندو مت کے ساتھ قریبی رابطے پڑا ہے. انہوں نے کہا کہ علم الہیات اور فلسفہ میں ایک گہری اور دیرپا دلچسپی ہے. ان کے خیالات اور مشاہدے ان کے ناولوں کی بنیادی تشکیل. یہاں، بری، اچھی قسمت اور ان دنیاؤں واس جو روح کے کنٹرول کے لئے ایمان کی جنگ.

بعد میں انہوں نے 1982. کے دوران قاہرہ میں تھوڑی دیر کے لئے زندہ، بڑے پیمانے پر سفر کیا ہے، انہوں نے سینٹرل ایشیا روایتی کرغیز انداز میں شادی ہو رہی تھی جن میں سے ایک مختلف مہم جوئی، ہونے میں کچھ وقت گزارا. انہوں نے کہا کہ مشرق بعید، مشرق وسطی، ایشیا اور مشرقی یورپ میں گہری دلچسپی ہے – مؤخر الذکر پشاچ اور werewolves کے بارے میں کتابوں کا سلسلہ مطلع. انہوں نے کہا کہ خود حمایت مصنف کے طور پر بہت مصروف رکھتا ہے لیکن ایک بڑی فلم چمڑا ہے اور اب بھی تاریخ اور نسب نامہ کے ان دیگر مفادات کا پیچھا.

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Classics Adapted by a Qualified Teacher

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I recently qualified to teach English and published four classics in various editions: Agatha Christie’s The Mysterious Affair at Styles (featuring Poirot) and The Secret Adversary, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Shakespeare’s MacBeth. They have proved so popular that I decided to give them their own page on my blog!

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Each edition is available as an eBook on Amazon, Smashwords and Google Play (2 TEFL editions are also on StreetLib), with paperback and Large Print paperback available on Amazon only.

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Fan Film Review: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, 2001-2003

The Lord of the Rings The Fellowship of the Ring movie posterBefore I start, I want to clarify that this is a review of the films only. I have read the books between 13-20 times (I lost count at 13) and seen the whole trilogy of films more than 20 times. I have also read The Hobbit 3 or 4 times, read the Silmarillion twice, The Book of Lost Tales, Unfinished Tales and The Children of Hurin, so I would say I am pretty familiar with Tolkien’s work. The films are a pretty good reflection of the books but they are not an accurate rendering on screen, so if you really want to know and understand Tolkien, read the books; the man was a genius, so I can’t even attempt to do him justice in a review of his work. We are simply talking about Peter Jackson’s excellent movies here. I will attempt to outline what is good and bad about the movies and compare them with the books, as well as Harry Potter and Game of Thrones, both of which it’s frequently compared to. This whole review is a spoiler, so if you don’t want to know what happens to the characters, don’t read this.

The Fellowship of the Ring
The three movies begin with the Fellowship of the Ring. Frodo Baggins, nephew of the wealthy, respected (if only because of his wealth) and usually reserved Bilbo Baggins. Bilbo returned from an adventure some 70s years before with treasure that included a ring of invisibility. We needn’t concern ourselves with that story here; read The Hobbit for details of his adventure. Frodo is perplexed when Bilbo puts on the ring at his 111th Birthday disappears and then abruptly leaves the Shire, homeland of the diminutive race of hobbits. Only the wizard Gandalf, who has been a friend of the family since Bilbo’s adventure, has a clue what the ring is; it is the One Ring, a ring forged to control the races of men, dwarves and elves in ancient times by Sauron the Great, servant of the Lord of Darkness himself, Morgoth.

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Fan Film Review: The Song Remains the Same, 1976 – Led Zeppelin

The Song Remains the Same posterThe Song Remains the Same is quite simply the best movie of a live concert I have ever seen. I was going to concerts in the 70s – I saw Santana do 5 encores at Wembley Arena, the last being simply an extended jam and I watched Jethro Tull suffer an electrical failure and perform an acoustic set only to get the power back on and launch into an incredibly 30-minute jam at the end, but I have never seen anything to top Led Zeppelin live at Madison Square Gardens in 1973. Now we have got that out of the way, for those who haven’t seen it yet, what are you missing?

I won’t discuss length, because, though long, you have to view this as a movie with many segments, so if you are any kind of rock music fan, you won’t get bored. The movie starts with short vignettes – fantasy snapshots – of each bandmember receiving ‘news’ of a new tour; Robert Plant is by a remote waterfall in Wales, Bonham on his way to the pub (where else?) in his hot rod, John Paul Jones in his mansion’s kitchen with his wife and Jimmy Page by a lake in his Sussex mansion. Finally, we get to see Peter Grant, the larger-than-life but often forgotten manager of Led Zeppelin, a man who has been called the 5th member, in his Sussex mansion.

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Memories of the 1960s: Issue VI – Shopping

My 1960s Memories has proved popular, so here is another: Shopping.

There is a permanent page for Memories of the 1960s here.

Shopping was confusing in the 1960s, even if you only had pocket money of one shilling to spend, as I did.

Threepenny Bit
Threepenny Bit

The old system of currency could be traced back to the Roman Empire and was based on the penny, symbolised by the letter ‘d’ for denari. Under this system, there were 12 pence in a shilling and 20 shillings, or 240 pence, in a pound. Needless to say, for a kid whose mathematical skills were still developing, I needed one of my parents with me to shop for anything at all!

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Movie Review: La Vérité (The Truth), 1960 – Brigitte Bardot

Poster for La Verite starring Bridgitte Bardot
Poster for La Verite starring Bridgitte Bardot

Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, this movie follows a courtroom search for truth in a world of dark passions, art and death. Beautifully shot, it reveals Bardot’s enormous talent for portraying tortured beauties, yet her beauty quickly fades from prominence as the depths of her character’s deepest motivations lead us to question whether we can ever find the truth in examining one life, or one relationship.

Apart from brief shots of Bardot’s cute derrière, there is no nudity in this film, which is refreshing, and in her role as Dominique, she turns in an Oscar-worthy performance.

Dominique, an intelligent girl, yet driven by the need for love more than ambition, is spurned by her father in favour of the ambition of her sister, Annie, a gifted violinist. Only after a failed suicide by Dominique is she is allowed to accompany her sister to Paris to study.

I think things started to go wrong for Dominique when her father doesn’t appreciate her emotional character. Yet she is only slightly jealous of her sister, and I don’t think that’s her main motivation; she is something of an idealist, perhaps even a visionary, driven by ideas of a future where spirits mingle in a world of equality and freedom. It’s a typical ideal for the 1960s and yet she is too early to have a whole movement (the hippies) to support her. Feeling something of an outcast, she fights back and rebels against everything her parents stand for.

Dominique falls in with a group of creative beatniks, or indolent ‘dissolutes’ as her parents would think of them. While Annie begins a conventional marriage-oriented relationship with precocious student orchestral conductor Gilbert, Annie shares her bed carelessly with many artists.

I think Dominique and Gilbert both loved each other passionately, but at different times and in different ways. She wanted to give herself to a man completely, but she felt her duty ended where she had already supplied the sensual stimulation she believed a musician such as Gilbert needed. Although Gilbert’s character is not revealed to the same depth as hers, we see him as somewhat fickle, veering carelessly between the status and security of his ‘engagement’ with Annie and passionate nights with Bridgitte. Yet he is not free of an intense possessiveness, no doubt born from his insecurity as a young, ambitious man in his milieu of Paris artists. He is so praised by those around him that he feels no need to make choices about romance until it’s too late.

Meanwhile, Dominique has fallen in love with him. She loves him for his talent and ambition, yet she despises him for being in love with her. She cannot quite accept that a man might love her fully, even though Gilbert may not have ultimately been that man.

In the courtroom, a picture is drawn of a spoilt bitch who gleefully triumphs over her sister before dropping Gilbert and then picking him up again when he rekindles his relationship with Annie.

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Ficção científica e thriller militar em português

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O Sol Brilhante Demais

O Sol Brilhante Demais coverUm homem determinado busca vingança pela morte de um amigo, em batalha!

Em busca de vingança pela morte de um amigo há dez anos, Major Jake Nanden tem combatido seus demônios pessoais, com um fervor quase religioso, tanto em sua vida pessoal como em batalha.

Ele é um soldado tão altamente condecorado por bravura que sua fama o precede mesmo além da desolada lua em Júpiter, Io, onde seu batalhão está posicionado. No entanto, suas vitórias nas guerras Jupiterianas lhe parecem vazias, pois ele é um homem que teme sua própria alma.

Sua vida parece ser uma armadilha da qual não consegue escapar. Sendo de um pelotão replicante, que assim como clones, são odiados por todos.

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Ataque ao Bunker de Hitler! – A invasão secreta da RAF para bombardear o Bunker de Hitler em Berlim que nunca aconteceu – provavelmente.

Ataque ao Bunker de Hitler! coverRudolph Eineger foi deixado com o dedo dentro de um corpo morto. Repulsado, retirou-o e limpou-o na túnica preta da SS.

Richard Earlgood, um piloto de caça rebelde da RAF, e Michael Dorfmann, um ambicioso agente duplo da Luftwaffe, planejam um ataque audacioso a luz do dia usando caças Hurricane, carregados nas costas do bombardeiro quadrimotor Stirling para alcançar o quase completo… inexpugnável… Bunker do Führer neste livro de ficção ambientado na Segunda Guerra Mundial.

Anna Styles, uma decodificadora da Estação X, tinha um romance com Dorfmann em Oxford e está sendo forçada a “cuidar” do agente duplo. Ela ainda ama Dorfmann, mas se apaixona por Richard também. Esta invasão singular para bombardear o Bunker de Hitler pode vencer a Guerra, mas apenas um homem pode ganhar o coração de Anna Anna.

A maioria do pessoal de Hitler simplesmente não acredita que tal invasão seja possível, mas um oficial cruel da SS não vai descansar até pegar Dorfmann e derrotar os Britânicos.

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Etienne Baluze – Extraits de CARTULAIRES et d’OBITUAIRES. Volume 74 Folio 375 Recto et Verso

Volume 74, Folio 375 of Etienne Baluze Personal Cabinet Papers (Les Armoires) (Mainly the letters of Malherbes)

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