Derek de Lint
In the year of 754 AD, during a time of epic battles and bloodshed, the legend of the pagan warrior king, REDBAD, is born, but so is a new weapon against his people: Christianity. Redbad must ultimately unite a Viking army powerful enough to defeat the seemingly invincible Franks.
When her grandfather has a car accident, Isabel (11) takes on his search for the sword that has been promised to her ancestor centuries ago by the world famous musketeer D’Artagnan. Assisted by her nephew Rik (12) and friend Jules (13), she will need just as much bravery, loyalty and perseverance as the illustrious musketeer to find his lost sword, to save her grandfather and to reunite her family.
Michiel de Ruyter
Set in Catalonia, Painless weaves two stories: in one, starting during the Spanish Civil War and running through to the \'60s, an asylum attempts to rehabilitate children who feel no pain, by teaching them physical suffering. In the second, in the present time, a brilliant neurosurgeon who needs a bone marrow transplant, discovers this dark past when he searches for his biological parents.
When a Stranger Calls
Far away from the site of a gruesome murder, a teenager named Jill Johnson arrives at a luxurious home for a baby-sitting job. With the children fast asleep, she settles in for what she expects to be an ordinary evening. Soon, the ringing of a phone and the frightening words of a sadistic caller turn Jill\'s routine experience into a night of terror.
Kevin Burke a young executive for a multinational investment bank, is a rising star in the Rotterdam office. Rewarded for his perceptive eye and mastery of foreign languages, Kevin receives the promotion he has been working for - a coveted spot on the company\'s internal security team. Trained by the enigmatic Mr. Ficks to protect the firm\'s employees in volatile, third world markets, Kevin thinks he has a shield for every arrow. And this makes him feel safe, or at least \"safer\" than he\'s felt since his father\'s mysterious death. Karl Jorgensen, the Managing Director of the bank, is Kevin\'s boss and surrogate father. He has mentored Kevin over the years, which makes his biological son, Karl Jorgensen Junior, visibly jealous. Jorgensen brushes off the \"sibling rivalry\", but clearly favors Kevin, molding him into a confident, young man. It is this confidence that gives Kevin the courage he needs to propose to the woman he loves...
A seven-mile-wide space rock is hurtling toward Earth, threatening to obliterate the planet. Now, it\'s up to the president of the United States to save the world. He appoints a tough-as-nails veteran astronaut to lead a joint American-Russian crew into space to destroy the comet before impact. Meanwhile, an enterprising reporter uses her smarts to uncover the scoop of the century.