The Whisperer

      Fiona McIntosh

The Whisperer

Griff is an ordinary boy, working at a circus - but he has an extraordinary ability. He can receive people's thoughts, although in an unfocussed way. When the circus master decides to exploit this talent, disaster ensues. Griff decides to escape, taking fellow circus member Tess and her magical creatures with him.

Meanwhile Griff is hearing a cry for help from Lute, the Crown Prince of the realm, under attack from his uncle Janko, who wants to rule in his stead.

Escaping from Janko's clutches, Lute encounters Bitter Olof, a bandit with a long history, and Calico Grace, captain of the pirate ship Silver Wind. With allies both magical and human, Griff and Lute must reclaim their inheritance and discover the truth behind their mysterious communication.

Ages: 9 - 12

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    Scrivener's Tale

      Fiona McIntosh

Scrivener's Tale

An action-packed standalone adventure moving from present-day Paris to medieval Morgravia, the world of Fiona McIntosh's bestselling QUICKENING series. In the bookshops and cafes of present-day Paris, ex-psychologist Gabe Figaret is trying to put his shattered life back together. When another doctor, Reynard, asks him to help with a delusional female patient, Gabe is reluctantâ?¦ until he meets her. At first Gabe thinks the woman, Angelina, is merely terrified of Reynard, but he quickly discovers she is not quite what she seems. As his relationship with Angelina deepens, Gabeâ??s life in Paris becomes increasingly unstable. He senses a presence watching and following every move he makes, and yet he finds Angelina increasingly irresistible. When Angelina tells Gabe he must kill her and flee to a place she calls Morgravia, he is horrified. But then Angelina shows him that the cathedral he has dreamt about since childhood is real and exists in Morgravia. Soon, Gabeâ??s world will be...
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    The Last Dance

      Fiona McIntosh

The Last Dance

It all started with just one dance . . .

Stella Myles is forced to make ends meet by selling herself as a dance partner in a Piccadilly ballroom. Here she meets the enigmatic Montgomery, who orchestrates a job for her as governess with the wealthy Ainsworth family at Harp's End, Sussex. But at Harp's End nothing is as straightforward as it first seems.

Stella encounters a family with more secrets than most, and struggles to fit in above or below stairs – although nothing proves so challenging as restraining her emotions for the mysterious Douglas Ainsworth.

When Douglas announces that they are all to voyage aboard a cruise ship bound for Morocco, tensions reach impossible new heights and Stella finds herself left holding an incendiary document that she must get to London at all costs.

From the rolling green hills of the Kentish Weald to the colourful alleys and bazaars of Morocco, this is a heart-stopping novel of romance, intrigue and...

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    Betrayal

      Fiona McIntosh

Betrayal

Deep in the folklore of Tallinore lies a dark story of betrayal and destruction, the story of a powerful sentient called Orlac who once razed the famed city of Caremboche, and almost destroyed the entire Land ...

Now, all sentients are feared and, once discovered, subjected to the barbaric practices of bridling and branding. But in a village far from the royal city, a young man, Tor Gynt, blazes with great power and healing abilities. In order to fulfil his destiny, Tor must leave his home - and his love, Alyssa - to become apprentice to the royal physic.

The trouble is, Tor has no idea how important he actually is. His only guides are a man who is no longer a man and a mysterious woman who appears to him in his dreams. Aware of the magnitude of his powers but unsure to what end he is to use them, Tor embarks on a journey that will test his courage and his heart; a journey that can only end in triumph or betrayal.

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    Fields of Gold

      Fiona McIntosh

Fields of Gold

At the end of the Great War, two young men find themselves far from home, with everything to gain or everything to lose . . .

Charismatic womaniser Jack Bryant has the world at his feet, but when trouble catches up with him he's forced to flee Penzance.

Honest Ned Sinclair is on a family adventure in Rangoon when he is dealt a bitter blow. With all the odds against him, he risks his life in a desperate bid to escape.

Both men hope to start their lives anew, seeking their fortune in India's fields of gold. Their paths collide in the colourful city of Bangalore, where they form a friendship like no other. In the years that follow, they remain inextricably bound by a dark secret, while their love for the same woman threatens to tear them apart.

From the windswept clifftops of the Cornish coast to the goldmines of southern India, this is a page-turning story of high adventure, devastating tragedy and enduring love.

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    The Lavender Keeper

      Fiona McIntosh

The Lavender Keeper

Provence, 1942

Luc Bonet, brought up by a wealthy Jewish family in the foothills of the French Alps, finds his life shattered by the brutality of Nazi soldiers. Leaving his abandoned lavender fields behind, Luc joins the French Resistance in a quest for revenge.

Paris, 1943

Lisette Forestier is on a mission: to work her way into the heart of a senior German officer, and to infiltrate the very masterminds of the Gestapo. But can she balance the line between love and lies?

The one thing Luc and Lisette hadn't counted on was meeting each other. Who, if anyone, can be trusted - and will their own emotions become the greatest betrayers of all?

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    The Quickening

      Fiona McIntosh

The Quickening

Enter the world of THE QUICKENING...

In this superb trilogy, Fiona McIntosh weaves a gripping story of action and intrigue.

Praise for THE QUICKENING:

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∗'It's a "just one more chapter" sort of book. Don't start reading MYRREN'S GIFT in the evening if you have to get up early the next morning!' - Robin Hobb

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∗'Fiona McIntosh is a seductress. I have not moved from the sofa in three days' - SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

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∗'A romping good read... will have readers "hanging" for more' - GOOD READING

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∗'Enchanting... McIntosh manages to sustain suspense while deftly handling a large cast of characters and an intricate plot' - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

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∗'Relentless, twisty plotting... compulsively readable' - KIRKUS REVIEWS

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∗'Stunning... Nothing short of astonishing. McIntosh weaves a captivating web of action, escapes, and intrigue from which...

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    Revenge

      Fiona McIntosh

Revenge

Only the Trinity can stop the vengeful god Orlac from destroying the Land. Yet the Trinity itself remains a mystery.

Saved from death by a powerful act of Spiriting, Torkyn Gynt completes his healing in the sanctuary of the Heartwood. But Orlac's powers are waxing, and time is running out.

Torkyn is forced to spread his resources thin, sending his spirit companion, Yargo, to find the three mysterious Stones of Ordolt, while he sets out on a dangerous mission to track down his enemy, Goth. But Tor's quest is sidetracked when his falcon, Cloot, is captured by pirates and he himself falls victim to slave ships.

In Tallinor, Alyssa believes her beloved Tor is dead and must find the strength to forgive the King who ordered his execution. Meanwhile, the Paladin gather around those they protect, unaware that a new terror is emerging to threaten the Land . . .

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    Nightingale

      Fiona McIntosh

Nightingale

'Love comes out of nowhere for most of us, when we least expect it ... this young man has flown into your heart and made a nest.'

Amidst the carnage of Gallipoli, British nurse Claire Nightingale meets Australian Light Horseman Jamie Wren. Despite all odds, they fall deeply in love. Their flame burns bright and carries them through their darkest hours, even when war tears them apart.

Jamie's chance meeting with Turkish soldier Açar Shahin on the blood-stained battlefield forges an unforgettable bond between the men. It also leaves a precious clue to Jamie's whereabouts for Claire to follow.

Come peacetime, Claire's desperate search to find Jamie takes her all the way to Istanbul, and deep into the heart of Açar's family, where she attracts the unexpected attention of a charismatic and brooding scholar.

In the name of forgiveness, cultures come together, enemies embrace and forbidden passions ignite – but by the...

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    Destiny

      Fiona McIntosh

Destiny

The Paladin are reunited in the Heartwood and the Trinity is revealed at last. But what is the key to the secret that will unlock their power? The Land is in peril and they are helpless to save it.

Tor and Alyssa are surrounded by danger. Their old enemy Goth is still free and causing pain and suffering wherever he goes. Alyssa's nemesis, Xantia, returns to haunt her. And the ruthless god Orlac has installed himself on the throne of Cipres and now turns his attention to hunting down Tor, determined to kill him and those he loves.

The battle lines are set for the final confrontation between the two most powerful sentients ever to walk the Land.

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