Best AE Watson books

Born: The Born Trilogy (Volume 1)

Tara Brown

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"It's us and them, Em. There are no regular people anymore." 
 Ten years ago when the world ended she ran for her life. 
 Five weeks ago the world she'd hidden from came knocking on the door of her secluded cabin.Ten days ago she found salvation hiding amongst the dead. 
 Yesterday she went back for the living. 
 Today she wonders if she will live to see tomorrow. 
 What do you do when the world you were born to is gone? 
 Where do you hide when even your own body isn't safe? 
 Emma ran when her daddy told her to. 
 She hid like he said she should. 
 He was the first person she turned her back on. 
 The first one she let die. 
 Ten years has gone by and she still lives by the simple rules he taught her when she was nine years old. 
"Don't help anyone. 
Don't go where other people are unless you have to. 
Trust no one. Always pull the trigger."
Until one night she hears the worst sound in the world, a knock. 
A simple, timid knock, on the door to her cabin. 
Only the voice of the brave little girl, ready to die for her brother, persuades Emma to open the door. 
As her fingers turn the lock, she has a terrible feeling she will regret her decision.But even as regret fills her world, so do love and companionship. Things she never imagined she would ever have again. 
Everything comes at a cost, you decide what you'll pay.
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Now a completed trilogy

Vengeance (The Blood Trail Chronicles) (Volume 1)

Tara Brown

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A man once told me there are infinite places love will take you, but revenge is the business of hate and there is only one place hate will take you, the end. The end of you and the end of everything you once stood for. His words still echo in my mind, next to the images of the millions of places I might have gone. Vengeance Amillia Morgentstein wants nothing but freedom. Freedom to choose the man she marries and the life she lives. She wants nothing but the boy she can never have, Maddox. Her world is turned upside down when her brother betrays their whole family, in a deal to trade Amillia to a Duke named Herrick and overthrow their father. Broken hearted and fleeing her burning village, she rides away on the back of her closest friend, Artan. In a neighbouring city, rumours of a red-cloaked assassin flood the streets. An assassin who targets only the rich and the wicked. The trail of blood left behind leads back to the burned out doors of a once flourishing kingdom, now ruled by a tyrant. Broken hearted and bound by vengeance, Amillia finds herself falling for something she never thought she would have again. Grayson's blue eyes and sarcastic smile have her fighting the feelings she has, just as someone from her past reappears. She fights for her heart and the hope no one discovers her biggest secret. How far would you go for the ones you love, the ones you lost?

The End of Days (The Light Series) (Volume 3)

AE Watson

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The End of Days It's all going to burn and you're going to burn with it. The world is on fire. What is left is ash and ruin. What has survived is left in hiding. And just like in the stories of old, there is one person who has the power to change everything. But Rayne has one thing on her mind and one thing only—sleep. She hasn't had any since her father found his way into her dreams. Every night it's the same thing. She's standing at the edge of humanity and her father is next to her—holding his hands out over the ash and rubble. His words haunt her the way her mother's whispers once did. "Our kingdom come—" he says it like it was the plan all along, and she has played right into his hands. But Rayne isn't going down without a fight. With the last two people she can trust standing next to her, and competing for her heart, Rayne must face the most evil man in history—her daddy!

The Seventh Day (Volume 1)

Tara Brown

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From the window I can see her. She looks like she did yesterday. Same Clothes. Same Hair. But today her face is calm, dead calm. All their faces are dead calm until one of us makes a noise. The noise wakes them and then it starts. Their heads jerk to the right three times rapidly as they stand in the most awkward way. That's when we run. That's when we hide. That's how we stay alive until The Seventh Day! Silence is survival!

Duplicities (Imaginations) (Volume 2)

Tara Brown

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The conclusion to Imaginations, Duplicities The last city of men has changed. Only those who remember yesterday can see it. There is tension in the air and violence in the corners you aren't supposed to notice. But Gwyn, a young girl in the orchard community, has a different problem. Her learned memories seem to be gone, even the ones that make her who she is. She wakes every morning, startled by the man next to her and the shack of a house they live in. Even the ordinariness of her clothing seems out of place. There is a thirst for adventure lingering in her throat and hunger for revenge she cannot place eating away at her stomach. And just when she thinks she has it all figured out, everything changes. A pair of green eyes find her on the train. A pair of green eyes she knows from somewhere. Don't miss the exciting conclusion to Imaginations

Vanquished (The Blood Trail Chronicles) (Volume 2)

Tara Brown

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In the port city of a neighbouring kingdom, an assassin moves through the streets, killing people of importance. He is said to wear a red cloak and fight with skills only ever seen in the Southern Isles. But unbeknownst to the whispers in the alleys, he is a she, and she is on a path headed for home. She used to dream of freedom. She used to dream of a simple life. Now all she dreams about is the blood trail she has carved, leading back to her burnt out castle. Revenge is the business of hate, and where it is taking Amillia Morgentstein is a dark place where even love can't save her. Because love is a thing of the past for her and vengeance is all she can see. How far would you let yourself go to save everyone but yourself?

Reborn: Born Trilogy Series #3

AE Watson

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Twenty years ago a man made a child he never intended to love. Ten years ago the world ended, and Emma turned her back on the man she believed was her father in an attempt to survive. Eight weeks ago she discovered the truth about her family, including the sister she never knew she had. Last week she had her heart broken by the one man she never imagined giving it to. Yesterday she turned her back on those she cared for in an attempt to help them survive. Today she plans on hunting two men to the ends of the broken Earth. Not to save the world. Not to make the world a better place. Tomorrow she plans on getting revenge.

Born to Fight: Born Trilogy Series #2

AE Watson

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Twenty years ago scientists made some remarkable discoveries with genetics and the ability to perfect the babies we gave birth to. Ten years ago the governments of the world made a hard choice: Earth or people. Nine weeks ago the choices they made came full circle. Fourteen days ago the truth of their mutations leaked out into the borderlands and other areas. Yesterday the worst thing they ever made learned about what she was. Today she's coming for them, and she knows about the strengths they gave her. Tomorrow she plans on destroying everything. She plans on starting with her own creator. Her own father.

Shadow Country: A New Rendering of the Watson Legend

Peter Matthiessen

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2008 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER

Peter Matthiessen’s great American epic–Killing Mister Watson, Lost Man’s River, and Bone by Bone–was conceived as one vast mysterious novel, but because of its length it was originally broken up into three books. In this bold new rendering, Matthiessen has cut nearly a third of the overall text and collapsed the time frame while deepening the insights and motivations of his characters with brilliant rewriting throughout. In Shadow Country, he has marvelously distilled a monumental work, realizing his original vision.

Inspired by a near-mythic event of the wild Florida frontier at the turn of the twentieth century, Shadow Country reimagines the legend of the inspired Everglades sugar planter and notorious outlaw E. J. Watson, who drives himself relentlessly toward his own violent end at the hands of neighbors who mostly admired him, in a killing that obsessed his favorite son.

Shadow Country
traverses strange landscapes and frontier hinterlands inhabited by Americans of every provenance and color, including the black and Indian inheritors of the archaic racism that, as Watson’s wife observed, "still casts its shadow over the nation."

Peter Matthiessen’s lyrical and illuminating work in the Watson narrative has been praised highly by such contemporaries as Saul Bellow, William Styron, and W. S. Merwin. Joseph Heller said "I read it in great gulps, up each night later than I wanted to be, in my hungry impatience to find out more and more."

Praise for Shadow Country
Shadow Country is altogether gripping, shocking, and brilliantly told, not just a tour de force in its stylistic range, but a great American novel, as powerful a reading experience as nearly any in our literature. This magnificent, sad masterpiece about race, history, and defeated dreams can easily stand comparison with Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man and Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men. Little wonder, too, that parts of the story of E.J. Watson call up comparisons with Dostoevsky, Conrad, and, inevitably, Faulkner. In every way, Shadow Country is a bravura performance, at once history, fiction, and myth–as well as the capstone to the career of one of the most admired and admirable writers of our time.” — The New York Review of Books

“Magnificent and capacious…. I'll just say right here that the book took my sleeve and like the ancient mariner would not let go. Matthiessen has made his three-part saga into a new thing…. Finally now we have these books welded like a bell, and with Watson's song the last sound, all the elements fuse and resonate….a breathtaking saga.”The Los Angeles Times

Gorgeously written and unfailingly compelling, Shadow Country is the exhilarating masterwork of [Matthiessen’s] career, every bit as ambitious as Moby Dick.” — National Geographic Adventure magazine

“Peter Mattiessen consolidates his epic masterpiece of Florida -- and crafts something even better…[He] deserves credit for decades of meticulous research and obsessive details and soaring prose that converted the Watson legend into critically acclaimed literature….Anyone wanting an explanation for what happened to Florida can now find it in a single novel, a great American novel.” — Miami Herald

“Matthiessen is writing about one man's life in Shadow Country, but he is also writing about the life of the nation over the course of half a century. Watson's story is essentially the story of the American frontier, of the conquering of wild lands and people, and of what such empires cost….Even among a body of work as magnificent as Matthiessen's, this is his great book.” — St. Petersburg Times

Shadow Country is a magnum opus. Matthiessen is meticulous in creating characters, lyrical in describing landscapes, and resolute in dissecting the values and costs that accompanied the development of this nation.” --Seattle Times

“Shadow Country” is an ambitious, lasting, and meaningful work of literature that will not soon fade away. It is a testament to Mr. Matthiessen’s integrity as an artist that he felt compelled to return to the Watson material to produce this work and satisfy his original vision….a multifaceted work that can be read variously or simultaneously as a psychological novel, a historical novel, a morality tale, a political allegory, or a mystery. -- East Hampton Star

“Matthiessen’s Watson trilogy is a touchstone of modern American literature…this reworking…is remarkable….Where Watson was a magnificent character before, he comes across as nothing short of iconic here; it’s difficult to find another figure in American literature so thoroughly and confincingly portrayed.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review, Pick of the Week
“Matthiessen has reinvigorated and rejoined the trilogy’s novels…a mosaic about the life and lynch-mob death of a turn-of-the century Florida Everglades sugar planter and serial killer named E. J. Watson — into the 900-plus-page Shadow Country. This is no mere repackaging: Four hundred pages were cut from the novels, previous background characters now tromp to the foreground, and the books’ rangy, Faulknerian essence is rendered more digestible. Deliciously digestible, that is; this is a thick porterhouse of a novel.” — Men’s Journal
"The fiction of Peter Matthiessen is the reason a lot of people in my generation decided to be writers. No doubt about it. SHADOW COUNTRY lives up to anyone's highest expectations for great writing." -- Richard Ford
"Peter Matthiessen is a brilliantly gifted and ambitious writer, an inspired anatomist of the American mythos. His storytelling skills are prodigious and his rapport with his subject is remarkable." -- Joyce Carol Oates
"Peter Matthiessen's work, both in fiction and non-fiction, has become a unique achievement in his own generation and in American literature as a whole. Everything that he has written has been conveyed in his own clear, deeply informed, elegant and powerful prose. The Watson saga-in-the-round, to which he has devoted nearly thirty years, is his crowning achievement. SHADOW COUNTRY, his distillation of the earlier trilogy, is his transmutation of it to represent his original vision. It is the quintessence of his lifelong concerns, and a great legacy." -- W.S. Merwin

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Andi Watson

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