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ඝාතකයා නිදැල්ලේ – අබිරහස් කතා එකතුව 01

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 එතකොට කෙනඩි මහත්තයා මෙහෙම කිව්වා;
” ඇය අයිති මටයි. ඒ ගැන තමුසෙට මුකුත් කරන්න බෑ”
එතකොට අනිත් මහත්තයා මොකක්ද දන්නවද කිව්වේ?
“මට පුළුවනි උඹව මරන්න. උඹ ඇයට කසාද බැන්දොත්,
මම උඹව මරන්නේ සෙනග ගැවසෙන මහපාර මැද්දේ !”
………………………………………………………………..ක්‍රිස් කෙනඩි ඝාතනය කළ අපරාධකාරයා නිදැල්ලේ සිටීම භයානක තත්වයකි.
මිනිස් ලේ එක්වරක් රස බැලු ව්‍යාඝ්‍රයා එතැනින් නොනවතී යයි කියමනක් ඇත.
මෙවර ඔහු නිර්භයව මරා දැම්මේ බීමතින් සිටි පුද්ගලයෙකි.
ඝාතකයාගේ මීළග ප්‍රහාරය කිසිදු ආරක්ෂාවක් නැති කෙනෙකු
වෙත වීමට ඉඩ තිබේ.

කන්නි

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සුදු පාට පිටුවක කාබන් පෑනකින් ලියූ ජීවිතය මකා දමනු නොහැකිව ඉරා දැමූ යුවතිය, ආපසු හැරී නොගොසින් ඒ මගෙහිම සුවපහසු බව සොයාගත්තාය. අළු යට තිබු ගිනි පුපුරු සැණින් දැල්වෙද්දී ඇයට කුමක් වේවිද? ආදරය, විරහව, විශ්වාසය, රැවටීම හමුවේ නොපෙනෙනා මානයක වහන් වූ ජීවිතයක ඉරණම, ‘කන්නි’

මැදියම් රෑ පුස්තකාලේ

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නෝරා සීඩ්ව ඔබට මුණගැසෙන්නේ 2020 වර්ෂයේ පළවූ The Midnight Library නවකතාවේ ප්‍රධාන චරිතය ලෙසයි. The Midnight Library ලොව පුරා පාඨකයන් අතර ඉමහත් ජනප්‍රියත්වයකට පත් වූ (bestseller), fantasy, sci fi ගණයේ නවකතාවකි. බ්‍රිතාන්‍ය යේ BBC ගුවන් විදුලිය විසින් මේ කතාව ඇසුරෙන් ගුවන් විදුලි නාටකයක් ද නිර්මාණය කළේ ය. මෙය තවත් ජනප්‍රිය කෘතීන් ගණනාවම කතුවරයා වන බ්‍රිතාන්‍ය ජාතික Matt Haig විසින් රචනා කරන ලද්දකි.

A Tale of Two Cities -Timeless Calssics

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These enduring classics span various epochs and genres of storytelling, captivating readers across countless generations. M.D.Gunasena – Timeless Classics infuses renewed vitality into these magnificent stories to ensure that these tales will continue to enchant the hearts and minds of readers for generations to come. This is the Tale of the Two Cities which belongs to timeless classic series.

Adventures of Sindbad the Sailor – Timeless Classics

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These enduring classics span various epochs and genres of storytelling, captivating readers across countless generations. M.D.Gunasena – Timeless Classics infuses renewed vitality into these magnificent stories to ensure that these tales will continue to enchant the hearts and minds of readers for generations to come. This is The Adventures of Sinbad the Sailor which belongs to timeless classic series.

Robin Hood – Timeless Classics

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These enduring classics span various epochs and genres of storytelling, captivating readers across countless generations. M.D.Gunasena – Timeless Classics infuses renewed vitality into these magnificent stories to ensure that these tales will continue to enchant the hearts and minds of readers for generations to come. This is Robin Hood which belongs to timeless classic series.

The Prince and the Pauper – The Timeless Classics

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These enduring classics span various epochs and genres of storytelling, captivating readers across countless generations. M.D.Gunasena – Timeless Classics infuses renewed vitality into these magnificent stories to ensure that these tales will continue to enchant the hearts and minds of readers for generations to come. This is The Prince and the Pauper which belongs to timeless classic series.

The Jungle Book – Timeless Classics

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These enduring classics span various epochs and genres of storytelling, captivating readers across countless generations. M.D.Gunasena – Timeless Classics infuses renewed vitality into these magnificent stories to ensure that these tales will continue to enchant the hearts and minds of readers for generations to come. This is The Jungle Book which belongs to timeless classic series.

Heidi – Timeless Classics

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These enduring classics span various epochs and genres of storytelling, captivating readers across countless generations. M.D.Gunasena – Timeless Classics infuses renewed vitality into these magnificent stories to ensure that these tales will continue to enchant the hearts and minds of readers for generations to come. This is Heidi which belongs to timeless classic series.

Gulliver’s Travels – Timeless Classics

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These enduring classics span various epochs and genres of storytelling, captivating readers across countless generations. M.D.Gunasena – Timeless Classics infuses renewed vitality into these magnificent stories to ensure that these tales will continue to enchant the hearts and minds of readers for generations to come. This is Gulliver’s Travels which belongs to timeless classic series.

Five Famous Fairy Tales – Timeless Classics

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These enduring classics span various epochs and genres of storytelling, captivating readers across countless generations. M.D.Gunasena – Timeless Classics infuses renewed vitality into these magnificent stories to ensure that these tales will continue to enchant the hearts and minds of readers for generations to come. This is Five Famous Fairy Tales which belongs to timeless classic series.

A Christmas Carol – Timeless Classics

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These enduring classics span various epochs and genres of storytelling, captivating readers across countless generations. M.D.Gunasena – Timeless Classics infuses renewed vitality into these magnificent stories to ensure that these tales will continue to enchant the hearts and minds of readers for generations to come. This is A Christmas Carol which belongs to timeless classic series.

Black Beauty – Timeless Classics

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These enduring classics span various epochs and genres of storytelling, captivating readers across countless generations. M.D.Gunasena – Timeless Classics infuses renewed vitality into these magnificent stories to ensure that these tales will continue to enchant the hearts and minds of readers for generations to come. This is Black Beauty which belongs to timeless classic series.

Alice in Wonderland – Timeless Classics

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These enduring classics spans various epochs and genres of storytelling, captivating readers across countless generations. M.D.Gunasena – Timeless Classics infuses renewed vitality into these magnificent stories to ensure that these tales will continue to enchant the hearts and minds of readers for generations to come. This is Alice in Wonderland, which belongs to timeless classic series.

ඒ රූ කාගේද…

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බොහෝ පවුල්වලට රහස් ඇත. ඒවා හරියට අල්මාරියක සඟවා ඇති ඇටසැකිලි වැන්න. කවදාවත් කිසිවෙකුත් ඒ ගැන කතා කරන්නෙවත් නැත. ඇතැම්විට ඒ රහස් බොහෝ වේදනාකාරීය. ඒවා කොතරම් ගැඹුරින් වළලා ඇති දැයි කිවහොත්,ඒවා ඒ පවුලේ අයටම අමතකව යයි.

මේ මැන්ඩිගේ කතාවයි. අර්බුදයක් විසින් ඒ රහසෙහි දොර විවර කරන තෙක්ම තම පවුලේ බියකරු රහසේ යතුර ඇත්තේ තමා අත යැයි නොදැන වුන් මැන්ඩිගේ කහතාවයි.

Ninth House

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Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug-dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. In fact, by age twenty, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she’s thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world’s most prestigious universities on a full ride. What’s the catch, and why her?

Still searching for answers, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale’s secret societies. Their eight windowless “tombs” are the well-known haunts of the rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Street’s biggest players. But their occult activities are more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive. They tamper with forbidden magic. They raise the dead. And, sometimes, they prey on the living.

බංචි මාරි

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දුක යන අදහසට ලිංග භේදයක් නැත.එහෙත් විලි රුදා දුක ස්ත්‍රී ලිංග ය.සියලු පිරිමි දුක් වද වේදනාවන්හි බර ගැහැනු විලි රුදාවට යටත් ය. අඩු කාලයක විශාල තෙරපීමක් සහිත විලි රුදා දුකට වඩා දිගුකාලීන තෙරපීම් සහිත විශ්‍රාමික මිනිස් දුක බලවත් ය. තරුණ අත් සහ තරුණ හිත් නැති විශ්‍රාමිකයෝ නොහැකියාව නිසාම නාකි ය. විශ්‍රාමික දුක නාකි වේදනාව ලෙස නහුතයක් මිනිසුන්ගේ මානසික හා කායික ලෙඩ හෙට්ටු කරන තෙහෙට්ටුවකි. රටක විශ්‍රාමිකයෝ තෙහෙට්ටු පීඩිත වාට්ටුගත ය. කතුවර සිතේ සිහිනයේ පැහැය වූ බාසි විශ්‍රාමික තෙහෙට්ටුවට එරෙහි ව පණ ලැබූ මිනිසෙකි. ඔහු සිහිනයෙන් අවදි වූ සැණින් කිලිටි වන මිනිසෙකි.

May December Romance ( කොළපාට ඇස් )

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ආරති දේවි මොහාන්දාස් සහ උපුල් ශාන්ත සන්නස්ගල
විසින් ලියන ලද “MAY DECEMBER ROMANCE” නවකතාව
විවාහක ගෘහනිර්මණ ශිල්පී ආචාර්යවරයෙකු සහ
තරුණ විශ්වවිද්‍යාල සිසුවියක අතර ඇති වන සබඳතාවක්
ප්‍රස්තුත කොට ගත් නවකතාවකි. අතිශය රමණීය
ශෘංගාරාත්මක සිදුවීම් බහුල ප්‍රේමණීය ප්‍රබන්ධයක අලුත්
ආකෘතික සහ සන්දර්භ හැඩයක් මේ නවකතාවෙන්
අත්හදා බැලේ. ලේඛකයෙකු සහ ලේඛිකාවක උත්තම
පුරුෂ සර්වවේදී දෘෂ්ටිකෝණ කථන ක්‍රමය එක මත එක
ගැටෙන්නට සලස්වමින් චිත්තාභ්‍යන්තර ගැටුම් විවරණය
කරන පර්යේෂණාත්මක කෘතියකි.

මුම්මාරිය

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දඩබ්බර යොවුන් විය විසින් මුරණ්ඩු කළ හිතුවක්කාර තාරුණ්‍යයේ ආවේගශීලීත්වය, අත්දැකීම් හමුවේ හික්මෙන අපූරුව දැක්වෙන නවකතාවකි “මුම්මාරිය”. ආදරය, විරහව, අහිමි වීම, දරාගැනීම මෙන්ම ජීවිතයේ බොහෝ ගැටලුවලට අධිෂ්ඨානශීලීව මුහුණ දෙන තරුණයෙකුගේ ජීවන සුවඳ මේ නවකතාවෙන් ඔබට විඳ ගත හැකිය

The Adventures Of Tintin ( Pack Of 23 Books)

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For the first time, you can own all 23 stories in The Adventures of Tintin series in this fantastic boxed set. This is the perfect present for Tintin fans of all ages.

Published to celebrate 90th anniversary of Tintin in 2019.

Stories included in the set:

 

  • Tintin in the Land of the Soviets
  • Tintin in America
  • Cigars of the Pharaoh
  • The Blue Lotus
  • The Broken Ear
  • The Black Island
  • King Ottokar’s Sceptre
  • The Crab with the Golden Claws
  • The Shooting Star
  • The Secret of the Unicorn
  • Red Rackham’s Treasure
  • The Seven Crystal Balls
  • Prisoners of the Sun
  • Land of Black Gold
  • Destination Moon
  • Explorers on the Moon
  • The Calculus Affair
  • The Red Sea Sharks
  • Tintin in Tibet
  • The Castafiore Emerald
  • Flight 714 to Sydney
  • Tintin and the Picaros
  • Tintin and Alph-Art

 

The Ram Chandra Series Box Set

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The complete Ram Chandra series by Amish Tripathi. Include: 1) Ram – Scion of Ikshvaku. 2) Sita: Warrior of Mithila. 3) Raavan: Enemy of Aryavarta. 4) War of Lanka The second-fastest selling series in Indian publishing history.

War of Lanka

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Greed. Rage. Grief. Love. Smouldering tinder, waiting to trigger a war. But this war is different. This one is for Dharma. This war is for the greatest Goddess of them all. Sita has been kidnapped. Defiantly, she dares Raavan to kill her – she’d rather die than allow Ram to surrender. Ram is beside himself with grief and rage. He prepares for war. Fury is his fuel. Calm focus, his guide. Raavan thought he was invincible. He thought he’d negotiate and force a surrender. Little did he know … The first three books of the second-fastest-selling book series in Indian publishing history – the Ram Chandra Series – explore the individual journeys of Ram, Sita and Raavan. In this, the epic fourth book of the series, their narrative strands crash into each other, and explode in a slaughterous war. Will Ram defeat the ruthless and fiendish Raavan, constrained as he is by the laws of Dharma? Will Lanka burn to a cinder or fight back like a cornered tiger? Will the terrible costs of war be worth the victory? Most importantly, will the Vishnu rise? And will the real enemies of the land fear the Vishnu? For fear is the mother of love.

Raavan: Enemy Of Aryavarta

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A land in tumult, poverty and chaos. Most people suffer quietly. A few rebel. Some fight for a better world. Some for themselves. Some don?t give a damn. Raavan. Fathered by one of the

most illustrious sages of the time. Blessed by the Gods with talents beyond all. Cursed by fate to be tested to the extremes.

A formidable teenage pirate, he is filled with equal parts courage, cruelty and fearsome resolve. A resolve to be a giant among men, to conquer, plunder, and seize the greatness that he thinks is his right.

A man of contrasts, of brutal violence and scholarly knowledge. A man who will love without reward and kill without remorse.

This exhilarating third book of the Ram Chandra series sheds light on Raavan, the king of Lanka. And the light shines on darkness of the darkest kind. Is he the greatest villain in history or just a man in a dark place, all the time?

The Secret of the Unicorn

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One of the most iconic characters in children’s literature

Hergé’s classic comic book creation Tintin is one of the most recognisable characters in children’s books. These highly collectible editions of the original 24 adventures will delight Tintin fans old and new. Perfect for lovers of graphic novels, mysteries and historical adventures.

The world’s most famous travelling reporter learns the secret of the Unicorn.

When Tintin stumbles across a model ship at the Old Street Market, he buys it as a gift for his friend Captain Haddock. But this isn’t just any old model ship … it’s the Unicorn. Built by one of Haddock’s ancestors it holds a clue to finding the treasure of a notorious pirate.

An American Marriage

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Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didnt commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roys time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her centre. After five years,Roys conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together. This stirring love story is a profoundly insightful look into the hearts and minds of three people who are at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control. An American Marriage is a masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate look deep into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward with hope and pain into the future.

The Magician’s Nephew

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For the first time, an edition of Lewis’s classic fantasy fiction packaged specifically for adults. Complementing the look of the author’s non-fiction books, and anticipating the forthcoming Narnia feature films, this edition contains an exclusive “P.S.” section about the history of the book, plus a sample chapter from its sequel.

Written after The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe but designed by C.S.Lewis to be read first, this enchanting prequel – with its story of time travel, sorcery and magic rings – is essential reading for anyone who wants to learn the backstory to the biggest movie release of the year. Hurled back in time to the birth of a new world, two young friends get caught in the epic struggle between Aslan and his nemesis the White Witch.

Worlds Worst Children

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From the world’s favourite author, David Walliams – ten cautionary tales and a delightfully dreadful cast of characters; all in a gorgeously gifty FULL COLOUR format! Are you ready to meet the World’s Worst Children? Five beastly boys and five gruesome girls! Like Sofia Sofa – a TV super-fan so stuck to the sofa that she’s turning into one! Or Dribbling Drew – a boy whose drool gets him into trouble on a school trip! And not forgetting Blubbering Bertha – a girl who bawls and tells terrible tales! Also featuring a special appearance from fan-favourite Raj! From Number One bestselling author David Walliams comes this collection of wickedly funny, deliciously mischievous tales, illustrated in glorious colour by the artistic genius Tony Ross.

Worlds Worst Children 2

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The Worlds Worst Children 2 is a side-splitting companion to Davids blockbuster hit, The Worlds Worst Children, and the perfect gift for kids aged 9 and up.

Postscript

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‘We desperately need your help Holly. Were running out of ideas and…’ she takes a breath in as if Summoning the energy, ‘all of us are running out of time.’ when Holly Kennedy is approached by a group calling themselves the PS, I love you club, her safe existence is turned on its head. Inspired by hearing about her late husband Gerry’s letters, the club wants Holly to help them with their own parting messages for their loved ones to discover after they’ve gone. Holly is sure of one thing – no way is she being dragged back to the grief she has left behind. It’s taken seven years to reinvent herself, and she’s ready to move on with her life. But Holly comes to realize that when you love someone, there’s always one more thing to say.

Mega Monster

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The new children’s book from No. 1 bestselling author David Walliams – a timeless adventure illustrated by artistic genius, Tony Ross.

On a volcanic island, in the middle of shark-infested waters, stands The Cruel School. The lessons are appalling, the school dinners are revolting and the teachers are terrifying – especially the mysterious Science teacher Doctor Doktur.

When Larker is sent to the school, she quickly realizes something very odd is going on… something involving Doctor Doktur, a pair of strange spectacles, and a ‘Monsterfication Machine’. And ultimately she finds herself face to face with a real life Megamonster.

There seems to be no escape – but for Larker, nothing is impossible…

Ratburger

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Ratburger The fifth screamingly funny novel from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing childrens author in the country. Hot on the heels of bestselling Gangsta Granny comes another hilarious, action-packed and touching novel – the story of a little girl called Zoe. Things are not looking good for Zoe. Her stepmother Sheila is so lazy she gets Zoe to pick her nose for her. The school bully Tina Trotts makes her life a misery – mainly by flobbing on her head. And now the evil Burt from Burts Burgers is after her pet rat! And guess what he wants to do with

The Vanishing Stair

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The truly devious case an unsolved kidnapping and Triple murder that rocked Ellingham Academy in 1936 has consumed Stevie Bell for years. It s the very reason she came to the Academy. But then her classmate Hayes major was murdered, and though she was able to identify his killer, her parents quickly pull her out of school. For her safety, they say. She must move past this obsession with crime. Stevie s willing to do anything to get back to Ellingham, be back with her friends, and solve the truly devious case. Even if it means making a deal with the despicable senator Edward king. And when Stevie finally returns, she also returns to David: the guy she kissed, the guy who lied about his identity Edward king s son. But larger issues are at play. Where did Hayes s murderer hide away to? What s the meaning of the riddle Albert Ellingham left behind? And what, exactly, is at stake in the truly devious affair? The Ellingham case isn’t just a piece of historicity a live wire into the present. The path to truth has more twists and turns than Stevie can imagine, and moving forward involves hurting someone she cares for.

Cilka’s Journey

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Her Beauty Saved Her Life – And Condemned Her. In 1942 Cilka Klein Is Just Sixteen Years Old When She Is Taken To Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. The Commandant At Birkenau, Schwarzhuber, Notices Her Long Beautiful Hair, And Forces Her Separation From The Other Women Prisoners. Cilka Learns Quickly That Power, Even Unwillingly Given, Equals Survival. After Liberation, Cilka Is Charged As A Collaborator By The Russians And Sent To A Desolate, Brutal Prison Camp In Siberia Known As Vorkuta, Inside The Arctic Circle. Innocent And Imprisoned Once Again, Cilka Faces Challenges Both New And Horribly Familiar, Each Day A Battle For Survival. Cilka Befriends A Woman Doctor, And Learns To Nurse The Ill In The Camp, Struggling To Care For Them Under Unimaginable Conditions. And When She Tends To A Man Called Alexander, Cilka Finds That Despite Everything, There Is Room In Her Heart For Love. Based On What Is Known Of Cilka Klein’S Time In Auschwitz, And On The Experience Of Women In Siberian Prison Camps, Cilka’S Journey Is The Breath-Taking Sequel To The Tattooist Of Auschwitz. A Powerful Testament To The Triumph Of The Human Will, This Novel Will Make You Weep, But It Will Also Leave You Astonished And Uplifted By One Woman’S Fierce Determination To Survive, Against All Odds.

Sita: Warrior Of Mithila (Ram Chandra Series Book 2)

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India, 3400 BCE. India is beset with divisions, resentment and poverty. The people hate their rulers. They despise their corrupt and selfish elite. Chaos is just one spark away. Outsiders exploit these divisions. Raavan, the demon king of Lanka, grows increasingly powerful, sinking his fangs deeper into the hapless Sapt Sindhu. Two powerful tribes, the protectors of the divine land of India, decide that enough is

enough. A saviour is needed. They begin their search. An abandoned baby is found in a field. Protected by a vulture from a pack of murderous wolves. She is adopted by the ruler of Mithila, a powerless kingdom, ignored by all. Nobody believes this child will amount to much. But they are wrong. For she is no ordinary girl. She is Sita. Continue the epic journey with Amish’s latest: A thrilling adventure that chronicles the rise of an orphan, who became the prime minister. And then, a Goddess. This is the second book in the Ram Chandra Series. A sequel that takes you back. Back before the beginning.

The Thirteen Problems

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One Tuesday evening a group gathers at Miss Marple’s house and the conversation turns to unsolved crimes…

The case of the disappearing bloodstains; the thief who committed his crime twice over; the message on the death-bed of a poisoned man which read ‘heap of fish’; the strange case of the invisible will; a spiritualist who warned that ‘Blue Geranium’ meant death…

Now pit your wits against the powers of deduction of the ‘Tuesday Night Club’.

The Hypnotist

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He will trap you in a world of terror the ground-breaking first novel in the bestselling Joona Linna thriller series. Perfect for fans of Jo Nesbo.A traumatised witness Karolinska hospital, Stockholm. Detective inspector Joona Linna is faced with a boy who witnessed the gruesome murder of his family. Hes suffered more than one hundred knife wounds and is comatose with shock.A disgraced detective Linnas running out of time. The police do not want him on the case. The Killers on the run and there are seemingly no clues. Desperate for information, Linna enlists specialist Dr. Erik Maria bark, a hypnotist who vowed never to practise again.A devastating case as the hypnosis begins, a long and terrifying chain of events unfurls with reverberations far beyond Linnas case.

Hunter

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The sixth gripping thriller in Lars Kepler’s bestselling series featuring Joona Linna. Perfect for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo.
There’s a face at the window.
A masked stranger stands in the shadow of a garden, watching his first victim through the window. He will kill him slowly – play him a nursery rhyme – make him pay.

A killer in your house.
The police offer ex-Detective Joona Linna a chance to clear his name: help Superintendent Saga Bauer track down the vicious killer terrorising Stockholm, before he strikes again.

Only one man can stop him.
Now Joona stands between a disturbed predator and its prey. He must catch a killer who hunts in the shadows and who is dangerously close to losing control…

Happily Ever After

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Meet Prince Maxon before he fell in love with America, and a girl named Amberly before she became queen. See the Selection through the eyes of a guard who watched his first love drift away and a girl who fell for a boy who wasn’t the prince.

The School for Good and Evil

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Two best friends have been chosen to be students at the fabled School for Good and Evil, where ordinary boys and girls are trained to be fairy-tale heroes and villains. One will train for Good, one will become Evil’s new hope. Each thinks they know where they belong, but when they are swept into the Endless Woods, they’re switched into the opposite schools. Together they’ll discover who they really are and what they are capable of. . . because the only way out of a fairy tale is to live through it.

Wishtree

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Trees can’t tell jokes, but they can certainly tell stories…

Red is an oak tree who is many rings old. Red is the neighbourhood wishtree – people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red’s branches. Along with a crow named Bongo and other animals who seek refuge in Red’s hollows, this wishtree watches over the neighbourhood.

You might say Red has seen it all.

Until a new family moves in. Not everyone is welcoming, and Red’s experience as a wishtree is more important than ever.

Funny, deep, warm, and nuanced, this is Katherine Applegate at her very best – writing from the heart, and from a completely unexpected point of view.

The Queen Of Nothing

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The finale to the New York Times bestselling Folk of Air trilogy, that started with The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King, from award-winning author Holly Black.

After being pronounced Queen of Faerie and then abruptly exiled by the Wicked King Cardan, Jude finds herself unmoored, the queen of nothing. She spends her time with Vivi and Oak, watches her fair share of reality television, and does the odd job or two, including trying to convince a cannibalistic faerie from hunting her own in the mortal world.

When her twin sister Taryn shows up asking of a favor, Jude jumps at the chance to return to the Faerie world, even if it means facing Cardan, who she loves despite his betrayal.

When a dark curse is unveiled, Jude must become the first mortal Queen of Faerie and uncover how to break the curse, or risk upsetting the balance of the whole Faerie world.

The Wicked King

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Second in the bestselling Folk of the Air trilogy. This novel and the sequel The Queen of Nothing – are the winners of/won the Goodreads YA Best Fantasy in 2019 and 2020.

I have heard that for mortals, the feeling of falling in love is very like the feeling of fear.

Jude has tricked Cardan onto the throne, binding him to her for a year and a day. But the new High King does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her, even as his fascination with her remains undimmed. Meanwhile, a traitor in the court is scheming against her. Jude must fight for her life and the lives of those she loves, all while battling her own complicated feelings for Cardan. Now a year and a day seems like no time at all . . .

ශේෂ කදු

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ගැහැණුන් ප්‍රේමයෙන් ආතුර වෙයි… අත ඇරෙන තැනත් මඟ ඇරෙන තැනත් ගැහැනිය බලා හිදින්නේය.. ප්‍රේමයේ නාමයෙන්ම මනස ව්‍යාකූල කර ගන්නේය.. තමන් තුළම තමන්ව හඳුනා ගන්නට නොහැකි වන්නේය. තමන් තුළම ආත්ම කිහිපයක් ජීවත් කරමින් ප්‍රේමය ජීවත් කරවන්නේය. ගැහැනුන් එසේය. ප්‍රේමය මායාවක්ව අදහන්නෙ එහෙව් ගැහැනුන්ය.

The Cruel Prince

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Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever . . . And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

One terrible morning, Jude and her sisters see their parents murdered in front of them. The terrifying assassin abducts all three girls to the world of Faerie, where Jude is installed in the royal court but mocked and tormented by the Faerie royalty for being mortal. As Jude grows older, she realises that she will need to take part in the dangerous deceptions of the fey to ever truly belong. But the stairway to power is fraught with shadows and betrayal. And looming over all is the infuriating, arrogant and charismatic Prince Cardan . . .

රාධාවරී

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“ඇයි තමුසෙ කිව්වේ හිනාවෙන්න හේතු හදන්න කියලා. ඉතින් මම හේතු හදනවා දැන් තමුසෙ හිනා වෙනවා.”

“මම දැන් සර්ට ආදරේ නෑ”.

“ම් හරි”

ඔහු පැවසුයේ පෙර මුහුණේ ඇඳෙන සිනහව අතුරුදහන් නොකරය.

“ඇයි සර් හිනාවෙන්නෙ”.

“මට ආදරේ හිතුනොත් දිගැසි මට තමුසෙ ආදරෙයිද නැද්ද කියන එක ප්‍රශ්නයක් නෙමෙයි මම ආදරේ කරනවා… ඒ මගෙ හැටි”

Allegiant

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This distinctive edition of the third book in Veronica Roth’s Divergent series features cover artwork from the major motion picture The Divergent Series: Allegiant, starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Ansel Elgort.

නිරාමිස

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“ඔයාට බොහොම ස්තුතියි, මෙච්චර කාලයක් මට දක්වපු හිතවත්කමට. අපි හමුවෙන අන්තිම වතාව තමයි මේ”.

මේක අපි දෙන්නගෙම අවාසනාව. මීට පස්සෙ මං පාරෙ යන කොට පේන්න ඉඳලා මගේ ඔළුව අවුල් කරන්න එපා.

මාත් එක්ක කතා කරන්න පණිවුඩකාරයෝ එවන්නත් එපා. තැපැල් කන්තොරුවට ආවම ගැසට් එක වෙන කාගෙන් හරි ඉල්ල ගන්න.

එහාට එන්න එපා කියන්න මට අයිතියක් නෑ නේ. මට දුකයි මේ විදියට කතා කරන්න වීම ගැන.

“මට සමාවෙන්න. ඔයාගෙ ජීවිතේ වාසනාවන්ත වේවා කියල මම ප්‍රාර්ථ්නා කරනවා.”………..

පියතිලක මගෙන් වෙන් වූ දා ගලා නොගොස් ඉතිරි වූ කඳුළුයි අද මේ ගලා යන්නෙ.
මේ ලිපිය ලිවීමෙන් පසු මගේ සිත යළිත් සන්සුන් වේවි.

යදම්

Highlights:

“උත්තර දීපන්. කාලකණ්ණි ජරා ගෑනි. උඹ මගේ සොහොයුරිය විකුණුවා ද?”

“මැඩම් පියවරක් ආපස්සට තැබුවා ය. ඇගේ ලිපිය සෝපානයේ පාමුලට වැටුණි. “මා ළඟට එන්න එපා. මුළුතැන්ගෙට පලයන්”.

“රූත්ගේ වයස අවුරුදු පහයි. ඇය පුංචි බබෙක්. මට හොරෙන් ඇය විකුණුවා නේද?”.

ඇගේ දෑත් වෙවුලන බව පෙනිණි. කවුළුව අතරින් ගෙතුළට විහිදුණු හිරුඑළිය රෝස පැහැති විය. මම තවත් පියවරක් ඉදිරියට තැබූ විට, ඇයව අතින් ඇල්ලීමට තරම් ළං වීමි.

“ඉසබෙල්! ඉසබෙල්! ” බෙකී යළිත් කෑගැසුවා ය”.

Manuscript Found In Accra

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About The BookThe Manuscript Found in Accra is about an ancient manuscript, almost around 700 years old. The book is a narrated by an English man who translates the document, which was first found in Cairo. Brimming with knowledge, the manuscript was recorded by a wise man who was always present around the Copt. The Manuscript Found in Accra goes back to the time of the invasion of Jerusalem by European crusaders. The wise man is there to answer all the questions asked by the locals of Jerusalem, as they gathered around the Copt who are threatened by the invaders. The Copt, in return, offers comfort and hope to the people around him. He asks the people to concentrate on everyday life, asking what bothers them and what will bother them even after the invaders leave. The Manuscript Found in Accra is a set of questions and answers about love, loyalty, fear, loss, courage, anxiety, miracles, beauty, solitude, success and all the related emotional difficulties faced by people. The book was published in 2013 and is available in paperback.

The Witness For The Prosecution And Other Stories

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Short story The Witness for the Prosecution is based in 1920s London where a murder, brutal and bloodthirsty, has stained the plush carpets of a handsome London townhouse. The victim is the glamorous Emily French. All the evidence points to Leonard Vole, a young chancer to whom the heiress left her vast fortune and who ruthlessly took her life. At least, this is the story that Emily’s dedicated housekeeper Janet Mackenzie stands by in court. Leonard however, is adamant that his partner, the enigmatic chorus girl Romaine, can prove his innocence.

Aleph

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Another stunning novel by the author of The Alchemist.Aleph marks a return to Paulo Coelho’s beginnings. In a frank and surprising personal story, one of the world’s most beloved authors embarks on a remarkable and transformative journey of self-discovery.Facing a grave crisis of faith, and seeking a path of spiritual renewal and growth, Paulo decides to start over: to travel, to experiment, to reconnect with people and the world. On this journey through Europe, Africa, and Asia, he will again meet Hilal―the woman he loved 500 years before―an encounter that will initiate a mystical voyage through time and space, through past and present, in search of himself.Aleph is an encounter with our fears and our sins; a search for love and forgiveness, and the courage to confront the inevitable challenges of life.

Murder On The Orient Express

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The most widely read mystery of all time. Now a major motion picture directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh.

“The murderer is with us–on the train now . . .”

Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Without a shred of doubt, one of his fellow passengers is the murderer.

Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man’s enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again.

This edition includes a photo insert of images from the film.

Manual Of The Warrior Of Light

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Warrior of the Light is a timeless and inspirational companion to The Alchemist—an international bestseller that has beguiled millions of readers around the world. Every short passage invites us to live out our dreams, to embrace the uncertainty of life, and to rise to our own unique destiny. In his inimitable style, Paulo Coelho helps bring out the Warrior of the Light within each of us. He shows readers how to embark upon the way of the Warrior: the one who appreciates the miracle of being alive, the one who accepts failure, and the one whose quest leads to fulfillment and joy.

The Winner Stands Alone

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In The Winner Stands Alone, Paulo Coelho takes us to the Cannes Film Festival, where the so-called superclass—those who have made it in the dreammaker’s world of fashion and cinema—gathers. At stake are money, power, and fame—things that most people are prepared to do anything to keep.

At this modern vanity fair we meet Igor, a Russian millionaire; Middle Eastern fashion czar Hamid; American actress Gabriela, eager to land a lead role; ambitious criminal detective Savoy, hoping to resolve the case of his life; and Jasmine, a woman on the brink of a successful modeling career.

Who will succeed in identifying his or her own personal dream among the many prefabricated ones—and succeed in making it come true?

The Devil And Miss Prym

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“The Devil and Miss Prym is a simple tale, with the meaning of life and spiritual guidance at its core.”

— The Guardian

A community divided by greed, cowardice, and fear. A man haunted by the ghost of a painful past. A young woman in search of happiness. Seven days, a short period during which good and evil will wage a decisive battle, and each character will decide on which of the two sides they belong. The small village of Viscos is the setting for this disturbing fight. With the arrival of a foreigner, the entire town becomes an accomplice in a perverse plot that will forever mark the history of its inhabitants.

The foreigner has traveled from far away and needs to find the answer to a question that torments him: Are human beings, in essence, good or evil? At once an evocative novel and a suspenseful page-turner, The Devil and Miss Prym captures one moment in our eternal struggle for self-knowledge, asking a question that all of us have stopped to reflect on at some point: What is the essence of the human being?

Brida

Highlights:
New York Times Bestseller

“In Brida, my third novel, which I wrote just after The Alchemist, I tell the story of a young woman who dives into sorcery and her experiences with different magical traditions. I explore many themes that are dear to me, such as the Great Mother, pagan religions, and the perceptions of love.”

— Paulo Coelho

This is the spellbinding tale of Brida, a beautiful young Irish woman, and her quest for knowledge. On her journey, she meets a wise man who teaches her about overcoming her fears, and a woman who teaches her ancient rituals. They see in her a gift, but must let Brida make her own voyage of discovery.

Like The Flowing River

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A breathtaking collection of reflections from one of the world’s best loved storytellers, Paulo Coelho.In this riveting collection of thoughts and stories, Paulo Coelho, the author of ‘The Alchemist’, offers his personal reflections on a wide range of subjects from archery and music to elegance, traveling and the nature of good and evil.An old woman explains to her grandson how a mere pencil can show him the path to happiness…. instructions on how to climb a mountain reveal the secret to making your dreams a reality…the story of Ghengis Khan and the Falcon that teaches about the folly of anger – and the art of friendship…a pianist who performs an example in fulfilling your destiny…the author learns three important lessons when he goes to the rescue of a man in the street – Paulo shows us how life has lessons for us in the greatest, smallest and most unusual of experiences.‘Like the Flowing River’ includes jewel-like fables, packed with meaning and retold in Coelho’s inimitable style. Sharing his thoughts on spirituality, life and ethics, Paulo touches you with his philosophy and invites you to go on an exciting journey of your own.

The Witch Of Portobello

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How do we find the courage to always be true to ourselves—even if we are unsure of who we are?

That is the central question of international bestselling author Paulo Coelho’s profound work The Witch of Portobello. It is the story of a mysterious woman named Athena, told by the many who knew her well—or hardly at all.

The Witch of Portobello is the kind of story that will transform the way readers think about love, passion, joy, and sacrifice.

Endless Night

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Agatha Christie’s disturbing 1960s mystery thrillerGipsy’s Acre was a truly beautiful upland site with views out to sea – and in Michael Rogers it stirred a child-like fantasy.There, amongst the dark fir trees, he planned to build a house, find a girl and live happily ever after.Yet, as he left the village, a shadow of menace hung over the land. For this was the place where accidents happened. Perhaps Michael should have heeded the locals’ warnings:‘There’s no luck for them as meddles with Gipsy’s Acre.’ Michael Rogers is a man who is about to learn the true meaning of the old saying ‘In my end is my beginning…’

The Valkyries

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Why is it that we destroy the things we love most? This is the question Paulo Coelho faces in this touching story about his confrontation with his past. In The Valkyries, Paulo and his wife, Cristina, embark on a forty-day quest into the starkly beautiful and sometimes dangerous Mojave Desert, where they encounter the Valkyries, strange warrior women who travel the desert on motorcycles. A masterful blend of the exotic locales, dramatic adventure, and stark storytelling for which Coelho’s fictional works are renowned, this true-life odyssey is at once a modern-day adventure story and a poignant message about letting go of the past and believing in the future.
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