This week’s Free Friday Nookbook is-
Sanctus: A Novel (Sanctus Trilogy) by Simon Toyne
One mans sacrifice shocks the world . . .
One womans courage threatens a conspiracy as old as humankind . . .
And some will do anything—anything—to keep their secrets in the dark.
A man climbs a cliff face in the oldest inhabited place on earth, a mountain known as the Citadel, a Vatican-like city-state that towers above the city of Ruin in modern-day Turkey. But this is no ordinary ascent. It is a dangerous, symbolic act. And thanks to the media, it is an event witnessed by the entire world.
Few people understand its consequence. But for foundation worker Kathryn Mann and a handful of others, its evidence that a revolution is at hand. For the Sancti, the cowled and secretive monks who live inside the Citadel, it could mean the end of everything they have built. They will stop at nothing to keep what is theirs, and they will break every law in every country and even kill to hold it fast. For American reporter Liv Adamsen, it spurs the memory of the beloved brother she lost years before, setting her on a journey across the world and into the heart of her own identity.
There, she will make a discovery so shocking that it will change everything. . . .
FREE FRIDAYS APPS
Sherlock Holmes: The Blue Diamond– Hidden Object Game
This application is recommended for ages 5+.
Sherlock Holmes: The Blue Diamond is a wonderfully illustrated hidden object puzzle game based on the book by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The game takes you through the detective mystery with high-quality AUDIO NARRATION!
Sherlock Holmes needs to uncover the mystery of how a blue diamond ended up in the throat of a goose of all places. Follow along as Holmes goes on this wild goose chase!
Based on the Oxford University Press edition of Sherlock Holmes: The Blue Diamond, this game features stunning art and stimulating puzzles designed by award winning game producer SecretBuilders. Each brain-teasing level unfolds a scene from the book with beautiful illustrations and audio excerpts.
– Audio narration and book scene illustrations on each page!
– A fun and enjoyable way for kids to fall in love with reading literature
– Great for developing visual and spatial problem solving skills for kids and adults
– Many gorgeous levels with scenes from the book packed full of items
– Two modes of play, find by picture or by word
– Award-winning audio and illustrations from Oxford University Press’ Dominoes Series for young readers