As Jack the Ripper terrorizes London, Queen Victoria’s daughter is drawn into the case in this romantic historical thriller. 1888: A year after Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee, terror mounts in the city’s slums. A killer has butchered two prostitutes, the crimes brutal even by London’s hardened standards. Rumors of the murders reach Princess Vicky, daughter of Queen Victoria and grieving widow of the German Emperor Frederick III. When her niece Princess Maud visits, she brings with her even worse news: The Metropolitan Police have a suspect. It’s Vicky’s nephew, Crown Prince Eddy. Desperate to clear her family’s name, Vicky rushes back to England. Det. Inspector Thomas Edmondson believes there is a royal cover-up behind the killings. He will stop at nothing to expose the truth and bring a murderer to justice before he can kill again. But when Vicky joins him in searching for the man who will become known as Jack the Ripper, neither of them foresee the overpowering attraction that will draw together the royal and the commoner—or the danger their love puts them in.
Critically acclaimed author Indu Sundaresan picks up where she left off in The Twentieth Wife and The Feast of Roses, returning to seventeenth-century India as two princesses struggle for supremacy of their father’s kingdom. Trapped in the shadow of the magnificent tomb their grief-stricken father is building for his beloved deceased wife, the emperor’s daughters compete for everything: control over the imperial harem, their father’s affection, and the future of their country. They are forbidden to marry and instead choose to back different brothers in the fight for ultimate power over the throne. But only one of the sisters will succeed. With an enthusiasm for history and a flair for rich detail, Indu Sundaresan brings readers deep into the complicated lives of Indian women of the time period and highlights the profound history of one of the most celebrated works of architecture in the world, the Taj Mahal.
An action packed tale set in old Japan. Ari, the kitchen girl, is sent on a secret mission with a princess and a grumpy old martial arts master. But what is the secret behind the princess's identity, and what is the secret of Ari's own background? And what is it that lurks in the trees on Mt. Kurama?
In Shadow princess: an Indonesian story, Tumbuh, a young girl from Indonesia learns of a long-kept family secret. She embarks on a quest with her grandmother's magical puppets of a yet-to-be told story, and tries to save the rainforest and restore balance to the animal preserve. The book takes us on an adventure filled with Indonesian mythology, folklore, puppetry, storytelling, and geography.
The shadows are in my blood. I can feel them crawling through me, slithering under my skin and taking me hostage. But the darkness within me, isn't nearly as bad as the darkness that lives around me. The four heirs will stop at nothing to destroy the lives of me and my sister. But they haven't figured out yet, we're the strongest creatures they've ever known... This is the fourth book in the Supernatural Bullies and Beasts series. Start the series now with Zodiac Academy: The Awakening
Princess Ellie is pony-mad! She loves helping out at the stables and riding her ponies. It's so long since she learned to ride on Shadow, her Shetland pony, that now her feet touch the ground when she's riding him. The King thinks she looks silly and decides to sell Shadow. But Ellie can't bear to lose him. Can she invent a plan to save Shadow? Includes pony facts, quizzes and downloadable colouring sheets. "A heady cocktail of princesses, horses and mystery is enough to make any girl giddy. The text trots along with humour and enough horsey fact to hold the attention, while the lovely drawings help fit faces to story." - BBC Parenting