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Fire and BloodSet 300 years before the events in A Song of Ice and FireFire and Blood is the definitive history of the Targaryens in Westeros as told by Archmaester Gyldayn, and chronicles the conquest that united the Seven Kingdoms under Targaryen rule through the Dance of the Dragons: the Targaryen civil war that nearly ended their dynasty forever.

 

The thrilling history of the Targaryens comes to life in this masterly work by the author of A Song of Ice and Fire, the inspiration for HBO’s Game of Thrones.
 
With all the fire and fury fans have come to expect from internationally bestselling author George R. R. Martin, this is the first volume of the definitive two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros.
 
Centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones, House Targaryen—the only family of dragonlords to survive the Doom of Valyria—took up residence on Dragonstone. Fire and Blood begins their tale with the legendary Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne, and goes on to recount the generations of Targaryens who fought to hold that iconic seat, all the way up to the civil war that nearly tore their dynasty apart.
 
What really happened during the Dance of the Dragons? Why did it become so deadly to visit Valyria after the Doom? What is the origin of Daenerys’s three dragon eggs? These are but a few of the questions answered in this essential chronicle, as related by a learned maester of the Citadel and featuring more than eighty all-new black-and-white illustrations by artist Doug Wheatley. Readers have glimpsed small parts of this narrative in such volumes as The World of Ice & Fire, but now, for the first time, the full tapestry of Targaryen history is revealed.
 
With all the scope and grandeur of Gibbon’s The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire,Fire and Blood is the ultimate game of thrones, giving readers a whole new appreciation for the dynamic, often bloody, and always fascinating history of Westeros.

 

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The Real Meal RevolutionA comprehensive, fully-illustrated guide to low-carb cooking from Jonno Proudfoot, the chef behind the phenomenal bestsellerThe Real Meal Revolution.

 

Packed with lessons, tips and 300 delicious low-carb, sugar-free and gluten-free recipes – over 100 of them plant-based – Low-Carb Cooking is the one book that anyone who wants to cook delicious low-carb foods needs.

 

It teaches the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to make any dish exceptional by focusing on classic, tried-and-tested taste combinations, essential cooking techniques and affordable, readily accessible ingredients.

 

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The Stranger DiariesA dark story has been brought to terrifying life. Can the ending be rewritten in time?

 

A gripping contemporary Gothic thriller from the bestselling author of the Dr Ruth Galloway mysteries: Susan Hill meets Gone Girl and Disclaimer.

 

Clare Cassidy is no stranger to tales of murder. As a literature teacher specialising in the Gothic writer R.M. Holland, she teaches a short course on them every year. Then Clare's life and work collide tragically when one of her colleagues is found dead, a line from an R.M. Holland story by her body. The investigating police detective is convinced the writer's works somehow hold the key to the case.

 

Not knowing who to trust, and afraid that the killer is someone she knows, Clare confides her darkest suspicions and fears about the case to her journal. Then one day she notices some other writing in the diary. Writing that isn't hers...

 

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The-Resurrection-of-Winnie-Mandela01The death of Winnie Madikizela Mandela on 2 April this year unleashed a hailstorm of opinion. On one side, her legacy was cast by the media and public in the shadow of her sanctified ex-husband. Winnie was history’s loser. She was damaged goods; Nelson Mandela was whole and pure.

 

A younger generation, in particular women, took a different view and so a battle of ideas began that sought to reframe Winnie’s career and reclaim her identity as an extraordinary woman and fierce political activist.

 

Sisonke Msimang, an acclaimed author and public commentator, wasted little time in jumping into the fray. And when the dust settled, what emerged is this short but razor-sharp book which reflects critically on the turbulent yet remarkable life of Winnie. Msimang situates her political career and legacy in the contemporary context, what she means today in social and political terms, by exploring different aspects of her iconic persona.

 

The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela is an astute examination of one of South Africa’s most controversial political figures, of the rise and fall – and rise, again, – of a woman who not only battled the apartheid regime, but the patriarchal character of the struggle itself. In telling Winnie’s story, Msimang shows us that activism matters, and that the meaning of women’s lives can be reclaimed.

 

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The Bible A Bible for Our Times

 

The New Testament Bible magazine is a first of its kind in South Africa. It brings the New Testament to South Africans in a vividly illustrated format and offers a visual feast that complements the spirituality of the Word.

 

This beautiful glossy publication is illustrated with evocative images in a local setting and shows South Africans at worship. It truly is a Bible for our times – it is for you, your family, your congregation. The New Testament Bible magazine is equally at home beside your bed, on your coffee table, or in your handbag – and is a perfect gift for loved ones.

 

This edition uses the New International Reader’s Version (NIrV) of the New Testament and will bring endless inspiration, hope and love.

 

The magazine is published by Jonathan Ball Publishers in partnership with Media24 Weeklies: Huisgenoot, YOU and DRUM. It will be available at selected retailers and is also available in Afrikaans.

 

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