The Princeling

The other rested on the hilt of his dagger, and he frowned down at the Morland party with the authoritative calm of a princeling. 'Who are you? What do you want here?' he demanded. His voice was light, but carrying, a voice used to ...

Author: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748132904

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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1558: Elizabeth I is on the throne, though still challenged by Mary, and her Protestant faith threatens the Catholic Morland family. The reign of Elizabeth I means that the Morlands must seek new spheres of influence to restore their fortunes. John, heir to Morland Place, rides north to wed the daughter of Black Will Percy, the Borders cattle lord, and learns that the way to win her heart is through blood and battle. His gentle sister, Lettice, has also travelled north to marry the ruthless Scottish baron, Lord Robert Hamilton, and in the treacherous court of Mary, Queen of Scots, she has to learn the bleak and bitter lessons of survival...

The Princeling of Nanjing

The headline on the right side of the page read: “Meet Tsai Lian: The Princeling of Nanjing and His Royal Chinese Family.” Underneath it read: “From Son of Communist Peasant Leader to Twenty-BillionDollar Man in One Generation.

Author: Ian Hamilton

Publisher: House of Anansi

ISBN: 9781770899544

Category: Fiction

Page: 420

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The eighth novel in the Ava Lee series finds Ava caught in a labyrinth of high-level political corruption. Ava is in Shanghai for the launch of the PÖ clothing line. She has invited Xu, and over the course of the glitzy event and a late-night dinner, she detects a certain hesitancy in him. He later confides that the Tsai family, headed by Tsai Lian, the governor of Jiangsu Province and a “princeling” — he is the son of a general who was on the Long March with Mao and a member of China’s power elite — is trying to force him and his triad organization back into the drug business. Xu is already paying millions of dollars a year to various Tsai businesses, but the family wants more and thinks the new venture can deliver it. Xu believes this move would lead to his eventual destruction and feels he has nowhere to turn. If he opposes them, they will crush him. If he goes along with them, he thinks that inevitably the police and military will hunt him down. Ava sets out to help Xu deter the Tsai family. As she digs into the breadth and depth of the family’s wealth and corruption, she gets caught up in a huge tangled web, extending all the way to the U.S. and the U.K., where it reaches the top echelons of political power.

Archer of the Lake

I went undercover as a soldier in some commander's army where the admiral of the fortress struts around and calls himself a desert princeling.” With the mention of the princeling, Feraan suddenly became alert. “So why are you here?

Author: Kelly R. Michaels

Publisher: Little Owl Publishing

ISBN: 9780989468503

Category: Fiction


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Caelfel Gyssedlues is a young she-elf at seventy-six years old, the youngest known elf in her woodland city. A highly skilled archer, she was picked to join a certain hunting party to defend their forest from goblins. All is well until she chances upon Feraan, the most hated elf of the Honey Water Empire. She breaks royal decree by saving his life and finds herself constantly at odds with her people and a dangerous tracker. She is often forced to defend herself and her family simply because of her decision. Meanwhile, she finds herself becoming closer to Feraan, perhaps even falling in love, but the longer she knows him, the more apparent it becomes that Feraan's enemies reach beyond their elvenkind. Soon those enemies come searching for him too, putting Caelfel's life in even more danger.

The Magnolia Sword

The princeling, Yu, and Captain Helou are not at breakfast. Kedan becomes restless for news, so I ask him and Tuxi to train with me. We stop as soon as we spy the princeling and Captain Helou emerging into the bailey.

Author: Sherry Thomas

Publisher: Sherry Thomas

ISBN: 9781631280351

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

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CHINA, 484 A.D. A Warrior in Disguise All her life, Mulan has trained for one purpose: to win the duel that every generation in her family must fight. If she prevails, she can reunite a pair of priceless heirloom swords separated decades earlier, and avenge her father, who was paralyzed in his own duel. Then a messenger from the Emperor arrives, demanding that all families send one soldier to fight the Rouran invaders in the north. Mulan’s father cannot go. Her brother is just a child. So she ties up her hair, takes up her sword, and joins the army as a man. A War for a Dynasty Thanks to her martial arts skills, Mulan is chosen for an elite team under the command of the princeling—the royal duke’s son, who is also the handsomest man she’s ever seen. But the princeling has secrets of his own, which explode into Mulan’s life and shake up everything she knows. As they cross the Great Wall to face the enemy beyond, Mulan and the princeling must find a way to unwind their past, unmask a traitor, and uncover the plans for the Rouran invasion…before it’s too late. Inspired by wuxia martial-arts dramas as well as the centuries-old ballad of Mulan, The Magnolia Sword is a thrilling, romantic, and sharp-edged novel that lives up to its beloved heroine.

Berlin Is Never Berlin

In the center of it was a playboy princeling from the one of the oilrich Gulf states that had been swallowed up by the Caliphate, someone whose face was featured in the tabloids on a regular basis. He was tan and toned, ...

Author: Marko Kloos

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781250260239

Category: Fiction

Page: 56

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For over 25 years, the Wild Cards universe has been entertaining readers with stories of superpowered people in an alternate history. "Berlin is Never Berlin" by Marko Kloos draws upon the seedier side of the city, beyond the dance club lights and all-night parties, as one bodyguard with a certain feline distinction goes on the prowl.... Khan only had one job: chauffeur and guard an American wealthy socialite and her friends. When his client Natalie Scuderi gets nabbed by the Georgian mafia, this joker-ace has no choice but to go underground and rescue her. "Losing the man’s daughter on the job would be a fatal black mark on his professional resume. Khan had never lost a client, and he wasn’t about to start a habit." At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Gamers Quest

The princeling turned to the screen and the image of the Fat Man. 'If I stop him,' he gestured to the Prime Maintainer, 'what do I get?' 'Anything,' blustered the Fat Man, desperate to regain control. 'Anything your treacherous little ...

Author: George Ivanoff

Publisher: Ford Street Publishing

ISBN: 9781921665271

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

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Tark and Zyra are teenaged thieves on a quest. In a world of magic and science, where dragons and mages exist alongside drones and lasers, they endeavour to reach the haven of Designers' Paradise. But their world is not what it appears to be and their haven is about to come under threat of destruction.

Ode to Broken Things

He could see the princeling, an important senior minister in the Malaysian cabinet, flanked by a junior minister. The princeling was tall and looked even more stooped in the moonlight as he struggled to light his cigarette.

Author: Dipika Mukherjee

Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers

ISBN: 9781910924150

Category: Fiction

Page: 177

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Colonel S - biomedical engineer, explosives expert, and the Malaysian government go-to hitman - has been doing the dirty work of the rich and corrupt for years now and is ready for his final job. One that will ensure the domination of the Muslims over the Malaysian state. The target? Kuala Lumpur International Airport. All he needs is a little help from his old friend and protege, Dr. Jay Ghosh. Despite the dangerous circumstances and Jay's own tragic Malaysian history, which he has been running from for 30 years, he cannot refuse the man who once saved his life. But, when Jay contacts Agni, the daughter of his first love with dangerous secrets of her own and a hunch that Colonel S is not all he seems, Jay is torn between righting the wrongs of his past and remaining loyal to a blood oath he has finally been called on to repay. Set in modern day Malaysia, divided by religions vying for control of the state with violence and manipulation, Ode to Broken Things rings true in an increasingly dangerous world fraught with warfare, conflicting cultures, dysfunctional governments, and terrorism. However, Dipika Mukherjee's focus on the characters' interwoven histories forms the story's overarching message that, despite race, ethnicity, or religion, the same blood runs in our veins.

Ember And Ash

To her astonishment, she heard the voice of the princeling joining in. How dare he! she thought, furious, and rose to blast him with a glare. But he was staring at the ground, hands joined on the hilt of his sword, and all of his men ...

Author: Pamela Freeman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748129508

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Two peoples have been fighting over the same land for a thousand years. Invaders crushed the original inhabitants, and ancient powers have reluctantly given way to newer magics. But Ember was to change all this with a wedding to bind these warring people together - until her future goes up in flames. Ember's husband-to-be is murdered by a vengeful elemental god, who sees peace as a breach of faith. Set on retribution, she enlists the help of Ash, son of a seer. Together they will pit themselves against elementals of fire and ice in a last attempt to end the conflicts that have scarred their past. They must look to the present, as old furies are waking to violence and are eager to reclaim their people.

Notes from the House of the Dead

The deed was blamed on hostile tribes, and a month later Akim Akimych invited the princeling to pay him a friendly visit. The princeling arrived without suspecting anything. Akim Akimych assembled his company; he then publicly accused ...

Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802866479

Category: Fiction

Page: 345

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Master translation of a neglected Russian classic into English Long before Solzhenitsyn's Gulag Archipelago came Dostoevsky's Notes from the House of the Dead, a compelling account of the horrific conditions in Siberian labor camps. First published in 1861, this novel, based on Dostoevsky's own experience as a political prisoner, is a forerunner of his famous novels Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov. The characters and situations that Dostoevsky encountered in prison were so violent and extraordinary that they changed his psyche profoundly. Through that experience, he later said, he was resurrected into a new spiritual condition -- one in which he would create some of the greatest novels ever written. Including an illuminating introduction by James Scanlan on Dostoevsky's prison years, this totally new translation by Boris Jakim captures Dostoevsky's semi-autobiographical narrative -- at times coarse, at times intensely emotional, at times philosophical -- in rich American English.

Chinese Politics in the Xi Jinping Era

princelings are not necessarily part of a monolithic organization or a formal network, and they do not necessarily have strong patron-client ties among themselves. Princelings may differ significantly one another in terms of ...

Author: Cheng Li

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815726944

Category: Political Science

Page: 514

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Chinese politics are at a crossroads as President Xi Jinping amasses personal power and tests the constraints of collective leadership. In the years since he became general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party in 2012, Xi Jinping has surprised many people in China and around the world with his bold anti-corruption campaign and his aggressive consolidation of power. Given these new developments, we must rethink how we analyze Chinese politics—an urgent task as China now has more influence on the global economy and regional security than at any other time in modern history. Chinese Politics in the Xi Jinping Era examines how the structure and dynamics of party leadership have evolved since the late 1990s and argues that "inner-party democracy"—the concept of collective leadership that emphasizes deal making based on accepted rules and norms—may pave the way for greater transformation within China's political system. Xi's legacy will largely depend on whether he encourages or obstructs this trend of political institutionalization in the governance of the world's most populous and increasingly pluralistic country. Cheng Li also addresses the recruitment and composition of the political elite, a central concern in Chinese politics. China analysts will benefit from the meticulously detailed biographical information of the 376 members of the 18th Central Committee, including tables and charts detailing their family background, education, occupation, career patterns, and mentor-patron ties.