Regarding The Broad Back of the Angel , Fiddlehead contributor John Mills notes
that although ... The Broad Back of the Angel contains three stories about a
magician that “ are experimental , and in my opinion they fail — there is a coy air
“Okay,” Liz said understandingly as she slid from Angel's broad back. Liz walked Angel to the barn and untacked her while Amanda started filling water ...
Author: Eva Sweet
When it came time for her victory lap, Angel, who was bursting with energy and pride, bolted to the rail at a head spinning park trot. The more she trotted the faster she seemed to go. Angel¿s snorts and hoof beats sounded like music; Liz loved it. Then, the crowds seem to fade like morning mist, their cheering went with them. The moon became the sun; the camera flashes became its rays. Liz looked around, bewildered. They were in the field! She sat bareback on Angel; the bridle seemed to be the only ¿unwild¿ object around them.
Gus patted Poppy comfortingly, 'Your dad and Angel are miles ahead of them. ... Then he stopped so suddenly that Angel ran into his broad back.
Author: Rachel Billington
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Poppy's dad is still in prison. Her mum has rushed back to Poland to look after her seriously ill mother, and Poppy is sent to stay with her friend Jude. But Poppy feels stifled. At times like this she needs Angel, the joker among her friends - dodgy, wild, can't read or write much, yet bursting with energy and one of life's natural wits. But Angel, like Poppy, feels a bit orphaned, and has joined a gang. At half-term Poppy goes to stay with her friend Will in the country, and they write their second children's book. Poppy comes back to discover a note from Angel: At yor place. Need help. She finds him lying under the kitchen table, bleeding from an arm wound. Has he been stabbed? Why hasn't he rung 999? Who else is involved? And will her dad, now in an open prison, find out about her oddball friend? Rachel Billington's dramatic follow-up to Poppy's Hero features two opposing kinds of London kids, with Poppy straddling the gulf between them as she and her friends are drawn into a strange, unimaginable world.
Binabik sank his fingers in her thick gray fur and clambered onto her broad back, then leaned over to pick up the torch before urging the wolf forward.
Author: Tad Williams
New York Times-bestselling Tad Williams’ landmark epic fantasy saga of Osten Ard begins an exciting new cycle! “One of my favorite fantasy series.” —George R. R. Martin • “Groundbreaking.” —Patrick Rothfuss • “One of the great fantasy epics of all time.” —Christopher Paolini Tad Williams introduced readers to the incredible fantasy world of Osten Ard in his internationally bestselling series Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn. The trilogy inspired a generation of modern fantasy writers, including George R.R. Martin, Patrick Rothfuss, and Christopher Paolini, and defined Tad Williams as one of the most important fantasy writers of our time. BOOK THREE: TO GREEN ANGEL TOWER The evil minions of the undead Sithi Storm King are beginning their final preparations for the kingdom-shattering culmination of their dark sorceries, drawing King Elias ever deeper into their nightmarish, spell-spun world. As the Storm King’s power grows and the boundaries of time begin to blur, the loyal allies of Prince Josua struggle to rally their forces at the Stone of Farewell. There, too, Simon and the surviving members of the League of the Scroll have gathered for a desperate attempt to unravel mysteries from the forgotten past. For if the League can reclaim these age-old secrets of magic long-buried beneath the dusts of time, they may be able to reveal to Josua and his army the only means of striking down the unslayable foe.... After the landmark Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn trilogy, the epic saga of Osten Ard continues with the brand-new novel, The Heart of What Was Lost. Then don’t miss the upcoming trilogy, The Last King of Osten Ard, beginning with The Witchwood Crown! Praise for Osten Ard: “Inspired me to write my own seven-book trilogy.... It’s one of my favorite fantasy series.” —George R. R. Martin, New York Times-bestselling author of The Game of Thrones “Groundbreaking...changed how people thought of the genre, and paved the way for so much modern fantasy. Including mine.” —Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times-bestselling author of The Name of the Wind “Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn is one of the great fantasy epics of all time.” —Christopher Paolini, New York Times-bestselling author of Eragon
All the seated angels beheld their swan muffins glorious in a cougat ... the Muffin-makers, the angels—aboard the broad back of a tremendous swan ship ...
Author: Richard Leviton
A mystical, whimsical romp through the universe and the Heavens for an answer to a question that cannot wait until tomorrow. Fraser. He's English, eight years old, and has a big question. One night in bed, he calculates distances between things, his house and his uncle's, his uncle's and London, and then on to the Moon, the nearest star, and beyond, until he experiences infinity. He sits up in bed riveted with this question: when you go all the way across the universe, what's on the other side of all the stars? As if on cue, the next morning, Elouesa, an angel assigned to him, starts to provide Fraser with an answer, but it's an answer that is an experience, and it will take him around an Earth he's never even suspected, out into the galaxy at so intimate a level he'll find his nose pressed against its very edge, and even beyond that, into the wild, mysterious, and very exciting universe. A host of characters will give Fraser bits of the answer along the way. Such as: Perflummery, the cosmic clown whose bag of marbles contains all the universes. The enigmatic Purplessence who flies him through the silent heart of the Quiddity. Panalon, the blue-starred dolphin and celestial cocktail party bon-vivant. And the Uncle Blaises, the angelic Marx Brothers of Heaven, joking, dancing, quipping, and always quoting from their unique book, The Angel's Guide to the World. It all comes pummeling back to Earth and "reality" when Fraser goes to school the next day and shows his classmates and teacher what's he learned. And he's lucky to have Uncle Arthur on hand, because he knows where Fraser's been, and with whom. And the question? Does Fraser get it answered? Indeed. But you'll have to read Fraser's Angel to find out what it is
He lowered his head, ready to fling himself onto the man's broad back, but before William could move, Master Benjamin called over, "Don't bother, man.
Author: Kuwana Haulsey
Publisher: One World
Inspired by the extraordinary events of Dr. May Chinn’s life, Angel of Harlem is a deeply affecting story of love and transcendence. Weaving seamlessly scenes from the battlefields of the Civil War, during which her father escaped from slavery, to the Harlem living rooms and kitchen tables where May is sometimes forced to operate on her patients, this fascinating novel lays bare the heart of a woman who changed the face of medicine. A gifted, beautiful young woman in the 1920s, May Edward Chinn dreams only of music. For years she accompanies the famed singer Paul Robeson. However, a racist professor ends her hopes of becoming a concert pianist. But from one dashed dream blooms another: May would become a doctor instead–-the first black female physician in all of New York. Giddy with the wonder of the Harlem Renaissance and fueled by firebrand friends like Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston, May doggedly pursues her ambitions while striving to overcome the pains of her past: the death of a fiancé, a lost child, and a distant father ravished by the legacy of slavery. With every grief she encounters, a resilient piece of herself locks into place. At times risking her life–attending to men stabbed in their homes and women left to die in filthy alleys–May struggles to carve out a place for herself within a medical world that still teaches that a “Negro” brain is not anatomically wired for higher thinking. Yet against the odds, she achieves her goal, starts her own practice, and becomes one of the first cancer specialists in the city. Alive with the pulse of black unrest in 1920s New York, this beautifully textured novel moves with fearlessness and grace through a history that is by turns ugly and sublime. With Angel of Harlem, critically acclaimed author Kuwana Haulsey gives poetic voice to the story of a remarkable woman who had the courage to dream and live beyond her era’s limitations.
Chase was jarred back to the present. ... and he wondered how long she could straddle Ulysses's broad back while in the middle of labor.
Author: Lisa Jackson
A fan-favorite from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson, originally published in A Fortune’s Children Christmas in 1998. Chase Fortune has one year to turn around a rundown ranch to inherit it from his great-aunt. But his careful plans go awry when he rescues his beautiful neighbor, Lesley Bastian, from a blizzard and helps her deliver her baby. Lesley isn’t the staying type—she wants to get back on her feet as soon as possible so she can manage her own ranch. But fate and weather conspire to keep them together, and soon Chase must face the terrible choice between his home and his heart. Originally published in 1998.
Alaynia clenched her arms tighter, burying her face on his broad back. Not only the horse hated snakes. Despite the muscled barrier of Shain's back, ...
Author: Trana Mae Simmons
Publisher: Belgrave House
When Alaynia Mirabeau inherits Chenaie Plantation, she doesn't realize she will be taking possession a hundred years earlier, through a time warp. Or that the handsome Southern gentleman Shain St. Clair owns Chenaie in 1875. Basil the ghost has sent her back in time to prevent her from renovating Chenaie, but two angels—on holiday—insist he send her back to her own time. Paranormal time-travel romance by Trana Mae Simmons; originally published by Five Star
Inspector Bull, undecorated, his broad back looking definitely not benign, grunted. “Plenty,” he said. He opened Page 90.
Author: Zenith Brown
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
The Old Angel is everything an old English inn should be, with ancient beams, gleaming copper bedwarmers, pewter tankards, and platters heaped high with red roast beef. But then, as Mr. Pinkerton quickly discovers, the Old Angel also harbors some less homey items. Such as a frightened young girl, a series of secret passageways -- and a most unpleasant Knight who is suddenly killed in a most unsavory way. The next thing he knows. Mr. Pinkerton is mixed up in a mystery that threatens not only his honor -- but his life! "Delightful."--Saturday Review "ALL YOU COULD WANT IN A BAFFLER." --BOOKS "There is no need to tell you about Mr. Pinkerton. Either you have read other stories about him, in which case you will be eager for more, or you have never met him, in which case there is no time like the present. No library of mystery fiction is complete without him." --NEW YORK TIMES "His liveliest adventure to date . . . Excitement, suspense, atmosphere . . . When in doubt, read a Mr. Pinkerton story" --BOOKS
Caitlin stared at his broad back. I would have hung on, you damn jerk, if you had been willing to. God, but she was rattled. Caitlin dragged a hand through ...
Author: Marie Ferrarella
A Father's Fight The assignment—protecting a witness to a brutal murder—was the toughest of Detective Graham Redhawk's career. Because the witness was Caitlin Cassidy, the woman who'd long ago decided that a half-Navajo renegade like him wasn't good enough to spend her life with…. At the same time, he was entangled in a bitter custody battle for his adopted son. And his only hope of winning was a marriage—in name only—to this woman he couldn't stop loving….
His broad shoulders sagged measurably. Cheun Sing's actions were a humiliation beyond belief. But he was not through. He walked over to his nephew as if he ...
Author: Alan Del Monte
What began as a secret monetary transaction between two Asian businessmen turns, suddenly, into a vicious assassination as the two participants and their driver, a made-man from the Trumenta crime family are massacred in a hail of bullets in a parking garage on West Fifty-Third Street, in Manhattan. The presence of a member of the Trumenta's is a clear sign that one of the murdered Asians is a member of the Po syndicate. The very dangerous Victor Chen, head of Po operations in Hong Kong, leaves immediately for New York. The news of Chen's coming prompts Chief of Detectives, Marv Levy, to place the New York Police Department on highest alert.
Down totheAngel and across the roadinto St.John Streetwent Daisy. ... Their leaders had a broad back in plain view, butit was moving awayat high speed.
Author: Maurice Procter
Publisher: Hachette UK
Lou Fingerhut's boxing career is finished, but a golden opportunity drops into his lap, one that could see him right for life. Soon he and his old ring mates, Goldie and China, are caught up in an ever-expanding net of crime and violence, chalking up a score of four murders and a jewel robbery. With the police moving in at one end and a rival underworld gang at the other, it dawns on them that they're in deeper than they could have imagined possible. Will they ever break out of this game alive?
With broad shoulders almost as large asNate's and astall asKyle, he had humanangel hybrid written all over him, whereas hiswife Kendall wasapetite ...
Author: Stacy Gail
Publisher: Carina Press
Book four of the Earth Angels series Miami's best bounty hunter, Nikita Tesoro will do anything to collar a fugitive. Including stepping into a stripper's stilettos for the night. Outsmarting her rival Kyle Beaudecker is just a bonus. Despite the sexual tension sparking between them, Nikita keeps a professional distance from "Hurricane" Kyle. After all, she can't get hurt if she doesn't care. A descendant of the archangel Barakiel with the power to harness electricity, Kyle should be focusing his energy on tracking down a demon that may be hiding in the human realm. But he's a lover, not a fighter, and he'd much rather use his special talents for pleasure: specifically Nikita's. And teaming up to find a bail jumper means spending lots of time together… But when their case takes a turn for the demonic, Kyle can no longer hide his true nature from Nikita. He'll do whatever it takes to win her heart—even stop the apocalypse. But he can't do it alone. 80,000 words
Falconer started back up the same road that had brought him to Burroughs Crossing. He rode a dappled gray mare with a broad back and a mane one shade off ...
Author: T. Davis Bunn
Publisher: Bethany House
The Dramatic Sequel to The Noble Fugitive Serafina's painful memories of betrayal in Venice soften with her growing fondness for John Falconer, who has joined her father in a new commercial venture. His work thrusts him into America's first gold rush--in the Carolina mountains! When Falconer fails to return from a trip as planned, rumors begin to swirl that his past has caught up to him--or worse. Serafina seeks hope from yet another tale: a "night angel," who pays a slave's ransom in freshly-minted gold! With her father's help, Serafina sets out to determine Falconer's fate. But her own destiny hangs in the balance...
Author: Heather Killough-WaldenPublish On: 2012-06-05
A Novel of the Lost Angels Heather Killough-Walden ... His broad back was the perfect target for Mitchell's shard gun. “No,” she whispered, having lost her ...
Author: Heather Killough-Walden
Since the beginning of time, the archangels have longed to know true love. When four female angels were created for the four archangels, Michael, Gabriel, Uriel, and Azrael, a chaos spurred by jealousy erupted, and the archesses were secreted away to Earth. The four favored archangels followed, prompting a search that has lasted millennia… For hundreds of years, Gabriel has passed himself off as a common Scottish villager. Few know he is the Messenger, a powerful archangel who has secretly scoured the world for the only woman who can complete him. Now, he’s shocked to discover the object of his fierce and driving desire shows up in his own backyard. Researching her Ph.D. in the Outer Hebrides, Juliette Anderson has always been the rational type—until she looks across a quaint pub and into the flashing silver eyes of a stranger. He’s handsome. He’s intense. And he claims her with a soul-searing kiss on the spot. Gabriel’s scorching gaze, wavy black hair and deep, sexy brogue ignite a fire in her that can’t be denied, and yet every instinct she has tells her to run. But when a familiar dark force rises, and the truth of her incredible identity is revealed, Juliette must follow her heart and put her faith in the tall, dark mysterious man who enflames her.
Book Two of the Angel Trilogy B. J. Scott ... Regally upright aboard the broad back, Megan Daley gave up nothing to the magnificent horse beneath her.
Author: B. J. Scott
San Francisco, 1867 – A beautiful heiress is kidnapped and put aboard a ship bound for distant lands, a deed with mysterious ties to the building of the transcontinental railroad. . . a ferocious sea battle at Hong Kong . . . an unstoppable warrior . . . a Chinese mistress of unspeakable evil . . a thrilling locomotive chase thru the Sierras . . . a family of steel-spined women who yield to no one. The Connellys are back! The formidable females introduced in 2004’s Angel of the Rush return as an old enemy arises again, and allies himself with a new, more deadly foe. Corruption reaching to the highest levels of the building of the new state of California poses a threat to the Connelly empire. The pace never slackens as Kathleen and her daughters Megan and Danielle battle enemies at home and abroad in Book Two of the Angel Trilogy.