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  • Adventure, drama, spies, secrets, and even a dash of romance. This extraordinary story tells the tale of two movie stars being pulled into the intrigue of counterintelligence and disinformation campaigns during World War II. Churchill is looking for someone to impersonate Britain's top general, and it's up to David Niven and Peter Ustinov to train the lucky lad. They're in a race against the clock and a battle against all the usual vices-wine and women included-to turn a second-rate actor into General Montgomery in this uproarious and award-winning graphic novel, where the truth might be stranger than fiction.

  • In book two of this historical saga, the elderly Louise recounts her grandmother Josephine's struggles to run the family plantation in the years leading up to the American Civil War. Josephine tries to raise her son Jean to be nothing like his grandfather and uncle, whose tyranny over their slaves and the women of the family forced Josephine and her mother to resort to the services of a voodoo priestess from New Orleans. But when Jean falls for a slave named Celeste, Josephine's tolerance and values are put to the test.

  • The Babylonian royal wedding is only days away, but the political marriage with a Median child bride repulses Prince Amel, still in love with Shamhat, his concubine and the mother of his children. Amidst the celebrations, Sennedjem tries to rescue his sister Neith from the royal palace, where she is a nanny to Shamhat's children. But when he runs afoul of an attempt on Shamhat's life, fateful events are set in motion that may topple a dynasty. Brought to life by endearing art and thorough research, this second volume of "The Straw King" concludes Isabelle Dethan's ancient Egyptian epic.

  • Canterbury, Connecticut, 1832: a charming female boarding school has found success among the locals, with two dozen girls enrolled. Some in town question the purpose of educating young girls-but surely there's no harm in trying? At least not until the Prudence Crandall School announces its plans to start accepting black students. Thirty years before the abolition of slavery in the United States, in the so-called "free" North, these students will be met by a wave of hostility that puts the future of the school in question, and their very lives in peril. Even in the land of the free, not all of America's children are welcome.

  • In this second and final volume of the series, Al Chrysler is back on the streets of New York after ten years in prison. He quickly sees just how much the world has changed, and how much he has lost, as he tries to find a new place for himself. With his old enemies lurking around every corner, he signs on to defend his adopted homeland, and ships out overseas. So it is that Al Chrysler's past and present meet in a muddy, battle-torn village in World War II Germany, where he is forced to finally come to terms with the full weight of his true name: Altenberg Ferguson.

  • As François and his friends continue to carry out their usual Resistance activities, a threatening new law is announced: young Frenchmen would now be sent to work in the factories of Nazi Germany, whose own young men were now deployed in battle across the continent. This provides a new challenge for our young heroes, but also an opportunity to encourage the French to engage in civil disobedience and to recruit new members for the Resistance.

  • 1946: The Dutch have been driven out of Indonesia by the Japanese invasion, but they refuse to recognize the country's declaration of independence. In an attempt to regain their former colony, the government mobilizes the Royal Dutch Indian Army. When they fail to take control, an unofficial force is sent to subdue the "terrorists." Among the volunteers is Johan Knevel, who has personal reasons for joining: he wants to find out what happened to his Indonesian nurse. But far from rediscovering the lost idyll of his youth, he is confronted by the complex realities of a country in turmoil.

  • 1946: The Dutch have been driven out of Indonesia by the Japanese invasion, but they refuse to recognize the country's declaration of independence. In an attempt to regain their former colony, the government mobilizes the Royal Dutch Indian Army. When they fail to take control, an unofficial force is sent to subdue the "terrorists." Among the volunteers is Johan Knevel, who has personal reasons for joining: he wants to find out what happened to his Indonesian nurse. But far from rediscovering the lost idyll of his youth, he is confronted by the complex realities of a country in turmoil.

  • Egypt, 7th century BCE. Neith and Sennedjem are two of many royal children too far down the inheritance ladder to matter. Facing limited prospects-she's likely to wind up in her own father's bed, and he won't even wind up an advisor-they set out instead to see the world. But the ancient world is full of dangers, and soon enough, the royal pair find themselves sold off to the court of Babylon by slave traders. As a lady-in-waiting, Neith becomes entangled in another royal family's power struggles, while her brother falls victim to a bizarre religious ritual: the Straw King...

  • France has been under occupation by Nazi Germany for over two years now, and the French population is suffering under shortages, forced transfers to factories in Germany, constant propaganda, conflicting political views, and the brutal presence of a new pro-Nazi French militia. Nevertheless, hope remains alive as German troops are experiencing their first major defeats, and the Resistance network keeps growing. Communication with London is steadily improving too as radio operators risk their lives to transmit from inside the Occupied Zone. The children's new mission is to help these operators get their coded messages to the Allies... Easier said than done!

  • Louisiana, 1961. The elderly Louise shoos away questions from granddaughters eager to know more about the family's distant past. But what is she hiding? As she unburdens herself to Hazel, the maid, memories and legends come pouring out from the years following the birth of the American nation: a sugarcane plantation, an abusive patriarch, a fearful wife, a headstrong daughter, and a mysterious voodoo priestess. What other dark secrets lurk, long-repressed, in the recesses of history? Léa Chrétien and Gontran Toussaint deliver a vivid, atmospheric story of generations of strong women and the secret things they do to survive, from the Civil War to the civil rights era.

  • As our saga reaches its conclusion, old scores are settled, new lies are told, and the spilling of human (and non-human) blood continues. Each band of travelers engages in battles where victory might mean the difference between love and love lost, life and death, or the recovery of an ancient relic. Deceit and treachery are countered by steadfast honor and promises kept. The clash between the old gods and a new one can be heard in the sounds of swords piercing flesh, and wind whispering past bodies swinging from the trees. In the lands of "Hammerfall," things are rarely as they seem.

  • For 14-year-old François and his fellow Resistance fighters, the situation in both their village and the country as a whole keeps deteriorating and the stakes keep rising: one of the townsfolk has begun denouncing Jews to the Nazis; the kids suffer another tragedy when someone close to them is killed in action; and the persecution of the Jews reaches previously unimaginable heights. In the face of such threats, the Resistance begins to bring itself together, uniting different movements and improving its radio communication, intelligence, and escape networks-largely thanks to members like François and his friends.

  • Our heroes and villains have left the dark region of Svartalfheim, yet new dangers await. Unlikely alliances are formed in the quest to survive long enough for destinations to be reached and goals attained. In the snow-covered regions of the north, bone-chilling sorcery, divine trickery, and foul deceit all play a role in revealing the coldness of the human heart. Will the love that also burns there be enough to conquer all the evil that men-and gods-do?

  • During the depths of the Great Depression, an orphan reinvents himself as Al Chrysler and strives to win the heart of the local grocer's daughter. In doing so, he falls in with a newly arrived petty criminal who soon has him and his friends working for the local mafia. As the stakes get higher, Al soon realizes he's gotten in too deep, and is caught up in a chain of events beyond his control.

  • More determined than ever to fight against their German occupier, 14-year-old François and his friends team up with a British spy who sends them on increasingly dangerous missions. Meanwhile, the war itself intensifies as the USSR and the U.S. join forces to fight the Nazis, and the children try to figure out what the various political parties are about, and what will be at stake when the war is over. In France, antisemitism continues to grow, and the Communist Party launches the first armed attack against the occupying forces.

  • Bjrn the Beautiful's march through the North with his band of slaves continues. As payment for protection and passage through Svartalfheim, some slaves have been given to the ruthless Skanes. With their family now separated, the surviving members of Harald's clan must now find ways to endure and eventually escape their servitude. Family crises, sword-play, a slave-driving poet, and sacrifices to a giant: from the intrigues of Charlemagne's court to the non-human tribes of Europe's Far North, Hammerfall follows both the expansion of a religious empire and the suffering its violent spread inflicts upon the people of the conquered territories.

  • The year 535. Maxentius and Ofellus travel to the imperial provinces. From Italy, the Gothic sect of the Black Swans is plotting the empire's downfall. Is the eternal war between the Romans and the barbarians about to be rekindled? Maxentius, Empress Theodora's spy, knows well that even thousands of leagues from Constantinople, her shadow looms, ready to shake up history...

  • The year 532. Justinian rules over the Eastern Roman Empire, his wife and most maleficent ally, Theodora, at his side. From his capital of Constantinople, he dreams of restoring the empire to the splendor of Ancient Rome in the time of the Caesars. But during the month of January, following an accident during a chariot race in the Hippodrome, Constantinople is set ablaze. Now everything hangs in the balance: the throne, the imperial couple, the empire... Maxentius, an animal trainer and the empress's assistant, has just a few hours to save centuries of history. A few hours during the Nika revolt, supposedly the bloodiest massacre in antiquity...

  • In the year 533, Emperor Justinian wished to rebuild Constantinople, Theodora wished to rebuild her reputation, and Maxentius wished to rebuild his life. Three people, three destinies, one story. At the same moment, the legendary city of Carthage is moving against the empire. Six hundred years after it was first destroyed by the Romans, Justinian proclaims: "We must destroy Carthage once more!"

  • Thirteen-year-old François and his two best friends continue to thwart the German occupying forces in their small French village, secretly and successfully coordinating operations. But when their activities escalate and their small network gets involved in extracting prisoners of war to the Free Zone, to England, or their faraway countries of origin, the stakes are ratcheted up, and a deadly crackdown begins after one of their operations goes south.

  • In 8th-century Europe, a clash of cultures and religions inevitably leads to a clash of swords. This harsh, changing world suits Bjrn the Beautiful, who has a single passion: violence. His bloodlust led to his exile from his native land, and it's his bloodlust that brings him back. For Harald, it's the season of Jul and he's about to marry the gorgeous Lina. The festivities are interrupted by the arrival of Bjrn and his troops. With his people either slaughtered or enslaved, Harald begins a forced march with the other survivors. He wants revenge, but he must be patient like the serpent: know when to sleep, and know when to strike.

  • This is the true story of William Alexander Morgan, the Yankee Comandante, an idealistic young American who found fame fighting in the Cuban Revolution. The blond American didn't speak a word of Spanish, but he felt his rightful place was among the guerilleros of the Escambray Mountains, fighting to bring down dictator Fulgencio Batista. Morgan was among Havana's liberators in 1959, an act that led FBI director Edgar Hoover to strip him of his American citizenship. There was a time when Morgan was international front-page news, on a level with Che Guevara. Yet "el comandante yanqui" has largely disappeared from the history of the Cuban Revolution. Author Gani Jakupi recounts a forgotten tale from one of the greatest military and political events of the 20th century.

  • On May 10th, 1940, Nazi Germany attacked France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. Their advance was swift, and led to the fall of France just six weeks later. In the fictional French village of Pontain-L'Écluse, 13-year-old François is shocked to see his fellow villagers-and even some of his family members-accept this occupation and submit to the laws and behavior of the German invaders. Determined to thwart the enemy, he enlists his friend Eusèbe to help sabotage the Nazis and motivate his village to unite against them. A fascinating tale of the Resistance and of actions taken by its youngest activitsts, inspired by true stories.

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