“Clear your schedule! The Third Son is your next obsessive read. Julie Wu’s book reads like an instant classic.” —Lydia Netzer, author of Shine Shine Shine In the middle of a terrifying air raid in Japanese-occupied Taiwan, Saburo, the least-favored son of a Taiwanese politician, runs through a forest for cover. It’s there he stumbles on Yoshiko, whose descriptions of her loving family are to Saburo like a glimpse of paradise. Meeting her is a moment he will remember forever, and for years he will try to find her again. When he finally does, she is by the side of his oldest brother and greatest rival. In Saburo, author Julie Wu has created an extraordinary character, determined to fight for everything he needs and wants, from food to education to his first love. The Third Son is a sparkling and moving story about a young boy with his head in the clouds who, against all odds, finds himself on the frontier of America’s space program. “An appealing coming-of-age story packed with vivid historical detail.” —The Christian Science Monitor “A boy growing up in Japanese-occupied Taiwan in the 1940s will do anything to escape his tormenting family and reconnect with his first love in this compelling work of fiction.” —O: The Oprah Magazine “Deceptively simple, deeply compelling . . . An unusually awful sibling rivalry, a stunningly pure and inspiring love story.” —The Boston Globe “Wu presents an alluring story that hits all the right emotional buttons and maintains readers’ empathy from the first page to the last.” —Kirkus Reviews
When a war braks out between Heaven and Hell, God must look at his third mortal son, Ben, to lead a harrowing mission into the depths of Hell to fight a war that can destroy humanity and Christianity all at once.
Hugo must rise to the inherited task of destroying Denegrond, the evil King who is a threat to all he has conquered. How can this man who seemingly is no match for the treachery of the King now pose such a threat to his malevolent rule? A story of love, honor, courage and chivalry and the battle against evil in this first of five installments in the Third Son series.
THE THIRD SON, a family novel, features Lieutenant Barry Kernahan’s promise to care for Sarah, the 6-year-old daughter of his commanding officer, Charlie Abercrombie, who is killed in a night raid in Afghanistan. Wounded in the same raid and discharged as a hero, 23-year-old Barry goes to Abercrombie’s home in Raleigh, N.C. to check his options as Abercrombie’s beneficiary, only to find the situation complicated and frustrating. Middle son in a family of five children, Barry left home in Queens, New York at the age of 18 to enlist in the Army. Due to service in Japan and Afghanistan he has not been home since enlisting. Now, he must live in Raleigh, find a nanny to care for Sarah, and marry in haste to adopt the young girl. Aware he knows nothing about women, and because his proposed bride is targeted by an obsessed killer, Barry asks each member of his Bayside family for their advice before he takes action. Everyone’s perspective is different. The final choice is his alone.
Als Maxon Sunny zum ersten Mal traf, war er sieben Jahre, vier Monate und achtzehn Tage oder - in seinen Worten - 2693 Erdumdrehungen alt. Maxon war anders. Zusammen waren sie anders. Und auch heute noch, zwanzig Jahre später, führen die beiden keine gewöhnliche Ehe. Maxon ist Astronaut geworden. Während er zwischen Himmel und Erde schwebt, versucht Sunny in der idyllischen Kleinstadt in Virginia die Fäden der kleinen Familie zusammenzuhalten. Alles geht gut, bis zu dem Tag, als sie einen Autounfall hat. Obwohl harmlos, löst er eine Lawine in Sunnys Leben aus. Da ist ihr kleiner autistischer Sohn, um den sie sich sorgt. Da ist ihre schwerkranke Mutter, um die sie sich kümmert. Da sind ihre eigenen Wünsche, die sie bislang immer unterdrückt hat. Und wie immer ist Maxon nicht zur Stelle, um sie zu unterstützen. Schlimmer noch: Auf dem Weg ins All, passiert etwas Unvorhergesehenes ...
Rake. Rogue. Scoundrel. Each of these words has been used to describe Damien Largess, youngest prince of Cardenas. But when he steps into a glittering ballroom on the night of his twenty-fifth birthday, the roguish young prince’s life will be forever changed. Beautiful. Graceful. Sensual. When Esmeralda steps into king’s ballroom to perform for the prince’s twenty-fifth birthday, every eye in the room is upon her. One pair of eyes intrigues her most of all … those of Prince Damien, seeming to stare straight through to her soul. The two know nothing can ever come of their love; he is a prince, and she a Gypsy dancer. Yet, neither can seem to resist the passion that sparks when they are together, or the unmistakable call of destiny forcing their lives onto the same path. However, love is not the only thing destiny has in store … With a deadly plot against the royal family surrounding him in danger and intrigue, Damien will face a decision he never thought he would have to make. Will he step up to claim a responsibility that should never have fallen to the third son? Or will he abandon it to risk all for love?
First Published in 1967. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.