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He was a champion of sword magic sworn to track the hounds of hoolies. Yet before Tiger waited perils far deadlier than any hounds--the Dragon's Lair. A magical novel of sword and spell from the author of Sword-Dancer and Sword-Singer.
Can dandelion and her raptor friends save Sword mountain? Nancy Yi Fan, the New York Times bestselling author of Swordbird, is back with her richly imagined fantasy bird world. On her sky-born day, Dandelion is injured and separated from her parents. The exiled musician prince, Fleydur, comes to her rescue and brings her to the Castle of Sky. But the court life of the golden eagles is still dominated by rigid traditions and intrigue, and now a new threat is looming. As flying, swordplay, and music enter her life, Dandelion will have the chance to show that a valley eaglet can be a true princess and a heroine, too. Bravery, equality, and the gift of music triumph over all.
The thrilling conclusion to Ed Greenwood's latest epic!Florin Falconhand and his friends have always wanted adventure--but when it finally finds them, it turns out to be a lot more than they bargained for. Over the course of The Knights of Myth Drannor, the Knights learn the true meaning of adventure, honor, and what it means to be a hero.From the Hardcover edition.
The fantasy sequel to The Pearl of Anton. Megani, a 15-year-old girl, uses her powers of the Pearl and Wizard is Stone to help the people of Trinity keep the peace. Now, for the first time in her life, she must rely upon others to help her: a mysterious historian, a warrior archer, and a strange orphan girl named Loreli. Together they must defeat the Wizard, who has the power to rob people of their free will.
For centuries, Rome had ruled from Africa to the wilds of Britain. Now, from across a broad plain of waving grass, a new enemy had poured out of the East - to be led by a man whose goal was not just victory in battle, but the end of an empire. . . In his novels of ancient warfare, Michael Curtis Ford captures the roar, clamor and horror of battle as well as the intimate moments of human choice upon which history turns. In his extraordinary new work, he brings to life the buckling Roman empire in 400 A. D. , a jagged, sprawling realm of foreign fighters, unstable rulers, and battle lines stretched too far. At this pivotal moment, General Flavius Aetius is forced into a battle he does not want but cannot afford to lose. Once Flavius livedamong the wild Huns, rode their stout warhorses and became like a son to their king. Now, he faces a man who once saved his life, a man he fears, loves and admires. . . a man named Attila - the most dangerous enemy Rome has ever known. . . .
The new king of Camelot wears no shining armor: Arthur and his knights have fallen and a new king rules.In the darkest forest...A scared, forsaken youth has become the most powerful--and feared--man in the world. Ruthless and unrestrained, Kerrigan has long ceased to be human.In the heart of London...A spirited peasant mired in drudgery, Seren dreams of becoming her own woman, but never expects that by fleeing her fate, she will meet her destiny.Their worlds are forever changed...Kerrigan's goal is simple: barter or kill Seren to claim Arthur's Round Table. Yet she is the one person who holds no fear of him. More than that, her nobility sparks something foreign inside him. In his nether realm, kindness is weakness and a king who harbors any sort of compassion loses his throne.For countless centuries, Kerrigan has lived alone in the shadows. Now Seren's courage has forced him into the light that will bring either salvation to both of them...or death.
From the author of Aurian and Harp of Winds comes the latest entry in this remarkable saga. The flame-haired Lady Aurian is not only a mage of great power, but also a heroine of great verve and spirit. Now, with the birth of her child, she has finally regained her powers and been reunited with her soulmate, Anvar, but the Archmage Miathan's curse still follows her. And until Aurian wins the last of the ancient Artefacts, the mystical Sword of Flame, her victory over the powers of darkness is far from assured.
Sword of God is the crackling second novel from Chris Kuzneski. Tunnelling deep under one of the most holy cities in the world, an ambitious young archaeologist slowly works her way towards an unthinkable goal. Somewhere ahead is a chamber containing the collected fragments of an ancient scripture, a find of unimaginable significance. Meanwhile, halfway around the world, a covert military bunker holds a macabre secret. An elite special-forces officer seems to have been brutally murdered - but how, and more disturbingly, why? Any hope of solving the mystery rests on the grisly clues that remain. As the race to uncover the truth begins, a plot unfolds that could burn all of civilization in the fires of holy Armageddon. Chris Kuzneski is renowned for his gripping plots and Sword of God is no exception. Fans of James Rollins and Andy McDermott will love any of his titles, which include Sign of the Cross, The Lost Throne and The Death Relic. Praise for Chris Kuzneski:'Excellent! High stakes, fast action, vibrant characters . . . Not to be missed!' Lee Child'Think Indiana Jones and The Da Vinci Code and you're in Kuzneski-land' Sunday Sport'Makes you wish it would never end' Clive Cussler Chris Kuzneski is the international bestselling author of Sign of the Cross, an acclaimed thriller that has been translated into more than a dozen languages. His first novel, The Plantation, introduced the characters of Payne and Jones, and received rave reviews. Although he grew up in Indiana, PA, he currently lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida. To learn more, please visit his website: www. chriskuzneski. com.
Set during the Punic Wars between Rome and Carthage, this epic tells the story of a soldier of fortune who becomes entangled in one man's quest for gold and revenge, and becomes caught up in the march toward Rome by Hannibal's army. Original.
Takes three previously published books and presents them as one story. They are, in order, Men At Arms, Officers and Gentlemen, and The End of the Battle.
From the back cover: Arrows of the Queen, introduced readers to the magical land of Valdemar. In this ancient realm, beset by war and internal conflicts, justice is dispensed by an elite force, the legendary Heralds. These unusual men and women, chosen from all corners of the kingdom by their mysterious horse like companions, undergo a rigorous training and follow a rigid code of honor. Bonded for life with their companions, the Heralds endeavor to keep the peace and if necessary, defend their country in the name of their monarch. Now, Mickey Zucker Reichert, Larry Dixon, Tanya Huff, Michelle Sagara and others add their own special chapters to the history of Valdemar. Meet with the Herald-assassin known only too the Queen and learn why in Karse, a question can be deadlier than any sword and discover how for two life bonded heralds justice prevails over honor, in eighteen original stories of valor and magic, including three coauthor ed by Mercedes Lackey herself.
The Empire of Sabis was falling, besieged by the army of a more powerful empire and by hostile wizards. A small group of philosopher-scientists could reverse the tide if they could convince the rulers of Sabis to build the deadly new weapon that they have invented: the cannon. But when the rulers prove too short-sighted and Sabis falls, the scientists flee, disguising their knowledge under the cover of religion. Though centuries will pass and the Sabirn race will be oppressed and persecuted, the powerful knowledge will be preserved in secret by the Order. And the time will come when only one thing stands against destruction by a ruthless and invincible barbarian horde: The Sword of Knowledge.
The Sword of Lincoln is the first authoritative single-volume history of the Army of the Potomac in many years. From Bull Run to Gettysburg to Appomattox, the Army of the Potomac repeatedly fought -- and eventually defeated -- Robert E. Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia. Jeffry D. Wert, one of our finest Civil War historians, brings to life the battles, the generals, and the common soldiers who fought for the Union and ultimately prevailed. The obligation throughout the Civil War to defend the capital, Washington, D.C., infused a defensive mentality in the soldiers of the Army of the Potomac. They began ignominiously with defeat at Bull Run. Suffering under a succession of flawed commanders -- McClellan, Burnside, and Hooker -- they endured a string of losses until at last they won a decisive battle at Gettysburg under a brand-new commander, General George Meade. Within a year, the Army of the Potomac would come under the overall leadership of the Union's new general-in-chief, Ulysses S. Grant. Under Grant, the army marched through the Virginia countryside, stalking Lee and finally trapping him and the remnants of his army at Appomattox. Wert takes us into the heart of the action with the ordinary soldiers of the Irish Brigade, the Iron Brigade, the Excelsior Brigade, and other units, contrasting their experiences with those of their Confederate adversaries. He draws on letters and diaries, some of them previously unpublished, to show us what army life was like. Throughout his history, Wert shows how Lincoln carefully oversaw the operations of the Army of the Potomac, learning as the war progressed, until he found in Grant the commander he'd long sought. With a swiftly moving narrative style and perceptive analysis, The Sword of Lincoln is destined to become the modern account of the army that was so central to the history of the Civil War.
The Sword of Maiden's Tears, The Cup of Morning Shadows, The Cloak of Night and Daggers (Twelve Treasures #1-3)by Rosemary Edghill
In the second of an epic new series set in Egypt during the sumptuous reign of Cleopatra, a lovely Egyptian spy loses her heart to a powerful Roman lord, but dares not reveal that she is not the slave she pretends to be. Follows Lord of the Nile, but can stand alone. Some descriptions of sex.
Five intriguing interlinked mysteries from the Medieval Murderers group
Twenty-five years ago,New York Timesbestselling author Terry Brooks wrote a novel that brought to life a dazzling world that would become one of the most popular fantasy epics of all time, beloved by millions of fans around the world. Ten more Shannara books would follow. Now, for the first time in one elegant collector's edition hardcover, and featuring an introduction by the author, here are the first three novels of that classic series:The Sword of Shannara,The Elfstones of Shannara, andThe Wishsong of Shannara--the beginning of a phenomenal epic of good and evil. The Sword of ShannaraLong ago, the wars of the ancient Evil ruined the world. In peaceful Shady Vale, half-elfin Shea Ohmsford knows little of such troubles. But the supposedly dead Warlock Lord is plotting to destroy everything in his wake. The sole weapon against this Power of Darkness is the Sword of Shannara, which can be used only by a true heir of Shannara. On Shea, last of the bloodline, rests the hope of all the races. The Elfstones of ShannaraThe magical Ellcrys tree is dying, loosening the spell that bars the Demons from enacting vengeance upon the land. Now Wil Ohmsford must guard the Elven girl Amberle on a perilous quest as she carries one of the Ellcrys' seeds to a mysterious place where it can be quickened into a powerful new force. But dark on their trail comes the Reaper, most fearsome of all Demons, aiming to crush their mission at any cost. The Wishsong of ShannaraAn ancient Evil is stirring to new life, sending its ghastly Mord Wraiths to destroy Mankind. To win through the vile growth that protects this dark force, the Druid Allanon needs Brin Ohmsford--for she alone holds the magic power of the wishsong. Reluctantly Brin joins the Druid on his dangerous journey. But a prophecy foretells doom, as Evil nurses its plans to trap the unsuspecting Brin into a fate far more horrible than death. Thus begins Terry Brooks's thrilling Shannara epic, an unforgettable tale of adventure, magic, and myth. From the Hardcover edition.
Embark upon a quest rife with magic, wonder, and forces as dark as midnight. . . . Parallel universes and grave danger are nothing new to Nathan Ward. During his last mission, he risked life and limb to retrieve the Grail for safekeeping. But Nathan's adventures are just beginning. Lately his dreams have been transporting him to a desolate city whose people have fled-save for a sickly king and his daughter, Princess Nell. In their decaying hilltop castle, they live in the shadow of a terrifying curse inflicted by a sword that holds within its gleaming metal an ancient demon conjured by the universe's most powerful wizard. It is a sword that brings death to anyone who dares to draw it from its sheath. But the king is dying, and the legend claims that only a stranger can save him . . . and that this stranger alone is destined to awake-and defeat-the dark evil in the sword. But who among mortals and spirits could ever imagine that a boy materializing into alternate worlds still dressed in his pajamas could be the chosen one . . . the one entrusted with the long-lost plan to retrieve the Grail relics and save a dying cosmos? From the Trade Paperback edition.
In a world where technology has been replaced by older powers, Rudi Mackenzie and his kinsman Edain, both of Clan Mackenzie, attempt a perilous journey across a changed North American continent, now populated by minikingdoms, bands of cannibals, and religious fanatics seeking the source of the event now known as "The Change." Stirling's latest addition to his popular "Change" series (Dies the Fire) follows Rudi's journey as he discovers a life-changing secret at the heart of the Change.
This book belongs to the "dying earth" fantasy genre, and it is the third volume in Gene Wolfe's celebrated and esoteric series known as The Book of the New Sun. It follows Volume 1, The Shadow of the Torturer, and Volume 2, The Claw of the Conciliator. This series follows the fortunes of Severian, a torturer who is expelled from his guild for showing a degree of mercy. In later books Severian gets caught up in political intrigues and embarks on journeys to discover his destiny.
The newly crowned King Arthur is unsure of himself; worse, the people are unsure of him. Too many people want the throne, and treachery is everywhere. Merlin must do something before the king is betrayed, or murdered, or--worst of all--gets married. So Merlin magically places a sword into a slab of rock, lets it be known that whosoever removes the blade will rule all of England, and invites any man who would dare, to try to pull out the sword. After a bit of showmanship, Arthur will draw the blade (with a little magical help, of course), and the people will rally around the young king. Except someone else pulls the sword out first. . . .
Eleven short stories about samurai warriors, their way of life, courage, wit, and foolishness. For children.
The Aldens are volunteers at a medieval fair! They are excited to wear costumes and entertain the crowds. But when a valuable sword goes missing, the children know their toughest job is going to be catching the thief.
A richly detailed, profoundly engrossing story of how religion has influenced American foreign relations, told through the stories of the men and women--from presidents to preachers--who have plotted the country's course in the world. Ever since John Winthrop argued that the Puritans' new home would be "a city upon a hill," Americans' role in the world has been shaped by their belief that God has something special in mind for them. But this is a story that historians have mostly ignored. Now, in the first authoritative work on the subject, Andrew Preston explores the major strains of religious fervor--liberal and conservative, pacifist and militant, internationalist and isolationist--that framed American thinking on international issues from the earliest colonial wars to the twenty-first century. He arrives at some startling conclusions, among them: Abraham Lincoln's use of religion in the Civil War became the model for subsequent wars of humanitarian intervention; nineteenth-century Protestant missionaries made up the first NGO to advance a global human rights agenda; religious liberty was the centerpiece of Franklin Roosevelt's strategy to bring the United States into World War II. From George Washington to George W. Bush, from the Puritans to the present, from the colonial wars to the Cold War, religion has been one of America's most powerful sources of ideas about the wider world. When, just days after 9/11, George W. Bush described America as "a prayerful nation, a nation that prays to an almighty God for protection and for peace," or when Barack Obama spoke of balancing the "just war and the imperatives of a just peace" in his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, they were echoing four hundred years of religious rhetoric. Preston traces this echo back to its source. Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith is an unprecedented achievement: no one has yet attempted such a bold synthesis of American history. It is also a remarkable work of balance and fair-mindedness about one of the most fraught subjects in America.
The fate of Luke--and the civilized world--is at stake in the tumultuous and explosive conclusion to the post-apocalyptic Sword of the Spirits trilogy from the author of The Tripods series.Following the death of his brother, Luke has now ascended to the throne of Winchester. And with the success of his first campaigns he is crowned "Prince of Three Cities," finally fulfilling the prophecy made by the Spirits years before. Luke knows that the power of the Spirits is nothing more than a hoax to advance the Seers' plans for a scientific revival. Their deception is the reason Luke has his crown. But as old rivalries and new alliances emerge and chaos sweeps through Winchester, can Luke stop death and disaster from plunging the civilized world into darkness?
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