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Henry Grim is a servant boy at the Midsummer School--until he passesthe elite Knightley Academy exam and suddenly finds himself one of the first commoners at the Academy, studying alongside the cleverest and bravest--and most arrogant--young aristocrats in the country. But someone is out to sabotage him from becoming a full-fledged Knight of the Realm, and soon Henry uncovers a conspiracy that violates the Hundred Years' Peace treaty--and could lead to war! Full of (bloodless) battles and nonstop action, this page-turner will captivate readers as they root for Henry to save his school and country from their enemies. Brimming with wry humor, page-turning suspense, and surprising twists, this first adventure in a memorable new series is sure to enthrall readers of all ages.
Maeve and Devlin are back with another erotic tale--this time featuring two of Maeve's favorite characters as you've never seen them before....Mr. Knightley is shocked that his beloved Emma would risk her reputation by visiting the scandalous pleasure garden where the ton's sexual fantasies came to life. He's even more astounded--and aroused--by Emma's transformation into a sensual goddess intent on being initiated into the secrets of love...by him!
In medieval England, Gloriana, Lady of Kenbrook, awaits her husband, Dane St. Gregory, whom she has not seen since childhood. She is stunned to discover that he has returned with a betrothed; beautiful Gloriana is to be cast into a nunnery. Dane's mysterious sister-in-law, Elaina, counsels her to win Dane's heart or see the entire Kenbrook line imperiled. Entranced by her passionate will, he cannot resist Gloriana's potent charm, while she falls ever more deeply in love with Dane, her valiant swordsman. But their newfound happiness is brief -- suddenly, Gloriana is swept across the chasm of time to a dazzling future. Trapped centuries apart, Gloriana and Dane suffer the torment of their longing, knowing that only their love for one another and the strength of their desire can reunite them at last.
A unique book-and-video package for learning Microsoft SQL Server Integration ServicesIf you need a practical, hands-on introduction to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services (SSIS), this book and video package from foremost SSIS authority Brian Knight gets you thoroughly up to speed. Each lesson in the book includes three major components: a thorough description of how each SSIS feature or process works; a tutorial that walks you through the process or technique; and a video lesson that demonstrates it.If you take full advantage of this comprehensive package, you will gain enough experience to tackle your first SSIS project with confidence.SQL Server Integration Services 2008 (SSIS) builds on the revolutionary database product suite first introduced by Microsoft in 2005 and is a powerful tool for performing extraction, transformation, and load (ETL) operations essential to data warehousingIf you're just learning SSIS, the step-by-step tutorials in this book and DVD training package will ready you to tackle your own first projectEvery lesson in the book is supplemented by instructional video on the DVDNote:As a part of this title, video lessons are included on DVD. For the e-book versions, video lessons can be accessed at wrox.com using a link provided in the interior of the e-book.
Sir Alan Of Strode Was A Man Of His WordBut when his promise to fulfill his dying friend's last wish saw him marriage-bound to the man's widow, Alan wished his own sense of duty not quite so strong. For the Lady Honor was not aptly named. And how could he, a man of truth, ever trust a bride who had already played him false?With a babe on the way and a rejected suitor in hot pursuit, Honor needed a protector she could control, not a Highland warrior. Alan was proving to be the most intractable of husbands, and what was worse, the rogue had somehow managed to scale her defenses, and lay siege to her heart....
Black Robert. The most feared of all King Edward's men... When an English knight approaches the charred ruins of her sister's Scottish village, Gaira of Clan Colquhoun knows better than to trust this fierce-looking man. Yet, struggling to set her war-shaken world to rights, she has little choice. Robert of Dent will see her to safety. He can promise nothing more. Never again will he make a vow like the one he broke years ago, even though Gaira's fierce resilience makes him long to protect her. But what will happen when Gaira discovers exactly who Robert is?
In the year 1066, England struggles against Norman invaders, and two strangers cross paths on a pilgrimage fraught with peril--only to discover a love worth any danger. . . Battle-weary knight Marc de Sens has never encountered a woman like Sunniva of Wereford: beautiful, brilliant, and miles above the curs who call themselves her kin. Alas, she is promised to another and Marcs obligation is to his three orphaned nieces. But when Sunnivas circumstances suddenly change, Marc learns the truth about her "betrothal". . . A rough-hewn knight so gentle with children intrigues Sunniva, who never knew a kind word or caring touch from any man until Marc rescued her from the grimmest of fates. When her loutish father and brothers are killed, Sunniva is finally free, but her troubles are far from over. Although Marc has appointed himself her protector, he has a dark secret--as well as an uncanny ability to disarm her completely. . .
In the year 1066, England struggles against Norman invaders, and two strangers cross paths on a pilgrimage fraught with peril--only to discover a love worth any danger... Battle-weary knight Marc de Sens has never encountered a woman like Sunniva of Wereford: beautiful, brilliant, and miles above the curs who call themselves her kin. Alas, she is promised to another and Marc's obligation is to his three orphaned nieces. But when Sunniva's circumstances suddenly change, Marc learns the truth about her "betrothal"... A rough-hewn knight so gentle with children intrigues Sunniva, who never knew a kind word or caring touch from any man until Marc rescued her from the grimmest of fates. When her loutish father and brothers are killed, Sunniva is finally free, but her troubles are far from over. Although Marc has appointed himself her protector, he has a dark secret--as well as an uncanny ability to disarm her completely...
Roger, Anne, Eliza, and Jack find a magic way to go back into the time of Robin Hood, Rebecca, and Ivanhoe.
Proud and beautiful, she would be no man's prize!To the victor the spoils...Offered as the delectable prize at a jousting tournament by the King, the proud and beautiful Lady Eloise Gerrard is far from gaining the freedom to command her own destiny that she so ardently desires. Shocked to discover the King has every intention of winning the prize for himself, Eloise turns in desperation to the challenger. Sir Owain of Whitecliffe had once awoken all her youthful passions...and then heartlessly deserted her. Can she truly now wish to see him the victor-the conqueror laying claim to his prize?
The knave and the ladyQuiet and studious, Lady Ivy Rutherford is content merely to observe the intrigues and scandals of Queen Eleanor's glittering court. But then the Queen insists that Ivy would be the ideal mentor for notorious heartbreaker Roger Stancliff. Her duty? To transform the arrant knave into a courtly knight. A simple task for such a proper lady! But in the sultry castle grounds just who is educating whom? Chaste, courtly love seems much less appealing than losing herself in the passion of Roger's arms. . .
Osprey's survey of the recipients of the Knight's Cross and Oak-Leaves awards during World War II (1939-1945). In 1939 a new grade in the Iron Cross series was introduced, the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). It was awarded for a variety of reasons, from skilled leadership to a single act of extreme gallantry, and was bestowed across all ranks, grades, and branches of service. As the war progresed, further distinctions were created for bestowal on existing winners, namely Oak-Leaves (Eichenlaub); Oak-Leaves with Swords (Eichenlaub und Schwertern); and Oak-Leaves with Swords and Diamonds (Eichenlaub, Schwerter und Brillanten). This book, the first in a sequence of four, covers winners of the Knights Cross and the Oak-Leaves distinction in the period 1939-40.
A meticulously researched chronicle which details the life and character of a complex warrior. Rommel's integrity and skills were such that he enjoyed a popularity in Germany that rivaled Hitler's (even though he was not a member of the Nazi Party), and he earned the respect and admiration of his enemies, including Churchill. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
On 21 June 1941, as the Wehrmachtstormed forward across the frontiers of the Soviet Union, Hitler instituted a new higher grade of the Knight's Cross decoration for gallantry and leadership: the silver clasp of the Oak-Leaves with Swords. It would be awarded to only 159 men of the approximately 15 million who served in the German armed forces during World War II. This third in a sequence of four titles describes and illustrates a selection of the recipients: from much-wounded front line infantry officers, to Hitler's 'brother-in-law'; from a sergeant pilot fighter ace, to the commanding general of the greatest tank force ever gathered on the Russian Front.
Osprey's examination of the recipients of the Knight's Cross with Diamonds award of World War II (1939-1945). On 1 September 1939, the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was created by Hitler. It could be distributed to all ranks within any branch of the Wehrmacht, Waffen-SS or the auxiliary services, and it was the highest award that the Third Reich could offer. During the war, new grades of Knight's Cross were added. The Diamonds were introduced on 28 September 1941, and were the next highest grade above the Oakleaves and Swords. Only 27 awards of Diamonds were made during the war creating an elite echelon of war heroes and many of the awards were made for acts of extreme bravery which are detailed in this volume.
A skilled knife fighter since the age of nine, Chalice knows what it's like to live life on the edge-precariously balanced between the dark and the light. But the time has come to choose. The evil sorcerer who kidnapped her over a decade ago requires her superhuman senses to steal a precious magical artifact...or she must suffer the consequences.Desperate to break the curse that enslaves her, Chalice agrees. But it is only with the help of Aydin-her noble warrior-protector-that she will risk venturing beyond the veil to discover the origins of her power. Only for him will she dare to fully embrace her awesome talents. For a deadly duel is at hand, and Chalice alone will have to decide between freedom...and the love of her life.
Though Emmeline Spencer captured Jamie Harcourt as her prisoner, the rogue adventurer stole kisses from her that were sweet beyond her wildest imagining. Yet how could Emma love the man suspected of the murder of her beloved sister?Heir to the Sommerville legacy of bravery, Jamie Harcourt had willingly entered a maze of intrigue knowing full well there was little hope of escape. Though he hadn't counted on the interference-or the inspiration-of the Lady Emmeline.
There are some pretty weird grown-ups living in Bailey City. But could the new piano teacher who lives in a castle and wears a full suit of armor really be a knight planning to take over Bailey City? The Bailey School Kids are going to find out! "Hundreds of years ago Lancelot was a knight in King Arthur's Camelot," Eddie said. "This is today in Bailey City. Not Camelot," Melody said with her hands on her hips. "Besides," Liza said with a giggle, "I'm pretty sure knights didn't play 'Chopsticks' in Camelot." Howie smiled. "Liza's right. Knights had sword fights and rode big horses." "And they definitely don't teach piano in Bailey City," Melody added.
A beautiful alchemist and a valiant knight join forces to free their loved ones--and find an explosive passion. . . Desperate to liberate her father who is being held prisoner by the corrupt Bishop Thomas, Joanna of Glastonbury must use her skills as an alchemist to produce an elixir for eternal life. Gold is a key ingredient, and while panning for its rare gleam, Joanna struggles to rescue a boy who is drowning--until a knight comes to her aid. When Joanna lays eyes on the handsome man, a scorching desire is sparked deep within her. Hugh Manhill is captivated by Joanna's stunning beauty. When he and Joanna discover they share a mutual hatred of the Bishop, they devise a daring plan to save their imprisoned family members. Their common mission strengthens their undeniable bond. Soon, neither can resist their all-consuming passion as they risk all for love. . . "Romantic and compelling. . . the author [has a] strong voice and narrative skills. " -- Red Roses Reviews (5 Red Roses) "A promising new voice!" --Shirlee Busbee
A beautiful alchemist and a valiant knight join forces to free their loved ones--and find an explosive passion... Desperate to liberate her father who is being held prisoner by the corrupt Bishop Thomas, Joanna of Glastonbury must use her skills as an alchemist to produce an elixir for eternal life. Gold is a key ingredient, and while panning for its rare gleam, Joanna struggles to rescue a boy who is drowning--until a knight comes to her aid. When Joanna lays eyes on the handsome man, a scorching desire is sparked deep within her. Hugh Manhill is captivated by Joanna's stunning beauty. When he and Joanna discover they share a mutual hatred of the Bishop, they devise a daring plan to save their imprisoned family members. Their common mission strengthens their undeniable bond. Soon, neither can resist their all-consuming passion as they risk all for love. . . "Romantic and compelling. . .the author [has a] strong voice and narrative skills." --Red Roses Reviews (5 Red Roses) "A promising new voice!" --Shirlee Busbee
When Randall drops a fig on the new Lord's horse, his life changes forever.
Dancing with danger... Runaway lady Katerina of Dauntsey has disguised herself among a traveling dance troupe-concealing her secrets beneath an elaborate mask. But when her dazzling act attracts the attention of Queen Isabella, Katerina's past begins to catch up with her. Lussac de Belbigny can't help but admire the flame-haired acrobat's courage. A knight in the Queen's rebel army-and consumed by thoughts of revenge on his family's killers-Lussac will let nothing threaten his iron-clad self-control. Yet something about the mysterious Katerina touches his damaged heart....
Gavin Stevens, the wise and forbearing student of crime and the folk ways of Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi, plays the major role in these six stories of violence. In each, Stevens' sharp insights and ingenious detection uncover the underlying motives.
A profile of medieval knighthood describes the skills, armor, and weapons utilized by knights and includes brief retellings of stories about such famous knights as Sir Lancelot and Saint George.
HE LIVED IN ONCE UPON A TIME!When beautiful Princess Isabella of San Rimini needed an expert to probe the secrets of the royal palace, all roads led directly to dark, mysterious Nick Black-a contemporary example of potent masculinity if ever there was one. Yet thanks to a medieval curse, Nick Black had been around for a long time...a very long time. In fact, once he'd been known as Domenico, an overzealous knight who would never know peace-or mortality-until he learned to put someone else's welfare above his own. In taking this assignment, Nick hoped to find an ancient trick to break the spell. Little did he know that close contact with her lovely highness, Isabella, might help him to find mortality-and love-the old-fashioned way!
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