Search Results: "Y.S. Hassan"


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CLEANSING BY FIRE by Y.S. Hassan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 19, 2011

"A boisterous but oddly claustrophobic sword-and-sorcery epic."
In Hassan's fantasy thriller, that most hellish of settings, an office, is the arena for a duel between a young superhero and his demonic opponents. Read full book review >

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ONE LAND, ONE KING by Y.S. Hassan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 22, 2010

"Hassan's aggressive morality tale marries mortal combat with heavenly and demonic influences, but fuller characters would've added resonance to the adventure."
The battle of good versus evil forms the crux of Hassan's action-packed, fantastical tale of knights, a powerful king and a divine boy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 16, 2002

"Flawed, but informative on Persian history and literature."
An intellectual family trip across Iran to find a long-lost friend. Read full book review >

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THE BODY AT THE TOWER by Y.S. Lee
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Occasionally said details and reflection slow the action, but the storytelling and characters are interesting enough to reward patient readers. (Historical mystery. 12 & up)"
In this second series installment, Mary Quinn begins another assignment with the all-female detective agency in Victorian London. Read full book review >

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A SPY IN THE HOUSE by Y.S. Lee
Released: March 1, 2010

"Most intriguing is the unusual ethnic heritage Mary strives to conceal, which adds a fresh dimension. (Historical mystery. 12 & up)"
Mary Quinn, a young woman alone in Victorian London, is about to hang for thievery when she is whisked away and offered a new life in a women's academy. Read full book review >

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"An imaginative, enjoyable adventure for sci-fi fans."
A teenage girl becomes an intelligence agent on another planet after her brother goes missing. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 24, 2014

"Important reading for students of geopolitics and Central Asian affairs."
As NATO troops leave Afghanistan, writes national security scholar Abbas (South and Central Asia Program/National Defense Univ.; Pakistan's Drift into Extremism: Allah, the Army and America's War on Terror, 2005, etc.) in this provocative study, they leave the Taliban increasingly back in charge. Read full book review >

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RIVALS IN THE CITY by Y.S. Lee
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 10, 2015

"Readers of the series will find this addition deeply satisfying as both a mystery and a historical romance. (Historical mystery. 12 & up)"
Intrigue, romance and the rich details of Victorian life are the focus in the fourth installment of this mystery series featuring a complex female detective. Read full book review >

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THE CORPSE EXHIBITION by Hassan Blasim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"A collection of fractured-mirror reality stories for fans of Günter Grass, Gabriel García Márquez or Jorge Luis Borges."
Blasim debuts with 14 surrealist stories about his beleaguered homeland, Iraq, and its people. Read full book review >