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The grand master of extreme skateboarding, a.k.a. "The Birdman", shares the trials and tribulations that have made him a legend in skateboarding.
"Intelligent and imaginative. . . even the magic convinces. " -Mary Renault, author of The King Must Die. On The Path Toward Greatness, Every Hero Makes a Choice Legends sing of Sir Gawain, one of the most respected warriors of King Arthur's reign and one of the greatest champions of all time. But this is not that story. This is the story of Gwalchmai, middle son of the beautiful, infinitely evil sorceress Morgawse, and gifted student of her dark magical arts. A story of an uncertain man, doubting his ability to follow his elder brother's warrior prowess and seeking to find his own identity by bonding with his frightening and powerful mother. Disappointed in himself and despised by his father, Gwalchmai sets out on a journey that will lead him to the brink of darkness. A tale of loss, redemption, and adventure, Hawk of May brings new depth and understanding to Sir Gawain, the legend of King Arthur, and the impact of choices made--and the consequences that follow. "A welcome new light on the horizon of popular Arthurian legend... delightful... a strong sense of love and mysticism... a ripping adventure tale." -Booklist. "Will appeal to those who have enjoyed Tolkien's works." -Library Journal. "Compelling... splendid... vibrant... exhilarating... a novel that seduces us into accepting sorcery and sanctity in King Arthur's England." -New York Times Book Review.
The year is 1072.The Normans have captured England. The Turks have captured a Norman knight. And in order to free him, a soldier named Vallon must capture four rare hawks.On a heart-stopping journey to the far ends of the earth, braving Arctic seas, Viking warlords, and the blood-drenched battlefields, Vallon and his comrades must track down their quarry one by one in a relentless race against time.The scale is huge. The journey is incredible. The history is real. This is Hawk Quest.
In most countries, a close link bound together the papal clergyman and the politician. Indeed, most people gave the papacy supremacy over human governments. Men such as William Tyndale, who were ready to insist that the individual alone was responsible before God for his beliefs, were in constant danger of losing money, livelihood, personal freedom, and life itself in the war against the bondage imposed on man in the name of the Roman Catholic church of the sixteenth century.
"Hawke is a fast-paced adventure...truly an exciting read," says Nelson DeMille. "Rich, spellbinding, and absorbing, Hawke is packed with surprises," raves Clive Cussler. Readers beware, this stunning, high-caliber thriller is not recommended for the faint of heart. Lord Alexander Hawke is a direct descendant of the legendary English pirate Blackhawke and highly skilled in the cutthroat's deadly ways himself. While still a boy, on a voyage to the Caribbean, Alex Hawke witnesses an act of unspeakable horror. Hidden in a secret compartment on his father's yacht, Alex sees his parents brutally murdered by three modern-day pirates. It is an event that will haunt him for the remainder of his life. Now, fully grown and one of England's most decorated naval heroes, Hawke is back in the same Caribbean waters on a secret mission for the American government. A highly experimental stealth submarine, built by the Soviets just before the end of the Cold War, is missing. She carries forty nuclear warheads and is believed to be in the hands of a very unstable government just ninety miles from the American mainland. Hawke is in a race against time. His mission: Find the deadly sub before a preemptive strike can be launched against the U.S., and confront the murderous men behind the personal nightmare that haunts him before they find him first. Featuring breathtaking action, international intrigue, and a hero worthy of the very finest adventure fiction, Hawke heralds the exciting debut of a bold new talent.
At the outbreak of World War II, only 111 Squadron and a handful of others were equipped with the Hurricane. Thanks to sudden massive orders and a well-organized Hawker sub-contracting production to Gloster and General Aircraft, more squadrons rapidly became operational. Cutting their teeth during the Battle of France, it was during the Battle of Britain that the type excelled and came to form the backbone of Fighter Command. While the Hurricane was steadily overtaken by the Spitfire in the fighter defence role, it remained the fighter of choice in North Africa and the Far East. Despite a large number being shot down in these far-flung conflicts, many received hasty repairs and returned to the fray while more fragile designs were permanently grounded. The Hurricane may not have been the prettiest or, the best-performing aircraft but, as Francis Mason stated: 'The Royal Air Force was glad to get the Spitfire...it had to have the Hurricane!'
The time is 1902, the setting, Eastern Oregon. A 15-year-old Indian girl wanders into the wrong whorehouse looking for men to kill a monster.
Describes the physical features, habits and habitat of the hawk family of birds of prey.
Four children abandoned in an orphanage. Two missing parents. One man whose hatred had divided a family, whose duplicity ended in murder, inextricably weaving all their lives together in a web of lies that only time could untangle. Simon Gault Jason would do whatever it took to bring down the corrupt shipping magnate. The supposedly upright citizen had betrayed Galveston during the war, causing untold deaths. But even more disturbing was his twisted desire to seduce innocent Elizabeth Huntington. No matter how determined she was to make her own way in the rowdy, war-ravaged city, Jason swore he would protect the daring young beauty from Gault, help find her missing family and then win her heart.
Will three incredibly strong and stubborn men of the land rethink their bachelor ways when love comes a-calling?THE RANCHER AND THE RUNAWAY BRIDEWhen lovestruck virgin Tate Whitelaw becomes brawny Adam Philips's adoring woman, her bossy brothers arrive with shotguns in hand!THE COWBOY AND THE PRINCESSWill the fiery discord between breathtaking beauty Belinda Prescott and ill-tempered cowboy Faron Whitelaw catch them off guard. . . 'THE WRANGLER AND THE RICH GIRLTempting Texas debutante Candy Baylor makes potently masculine horse breeder Garth Whitelaw an offer he can't possibly refuse!
A true master of Western romance, Joan Johnston has lassoed readers with her delightful Hawk's Way series. Now three best-loved favorites from the popular family saga - The Unforgiving Bride, The Headstrong Bride and The Disobedient Bride - are available in one convenient download!
Watch tempers rise and sparks fly as the Whitelaws of Hawk's Way meet their matches in these two unforgettable classics!The Headstrong BrideCallen Whitelaw had one surefire way to soften up a rugged rancher out for revenge against her beloved clan. The headstrong bride would marry him!The Disobedient BrideZach Whitelaw chose his "convenient" wife for one reason only-to provide him with a brood of little Whitelaws. But no matter how many long, lazy days they spend in their marriage bed, his disobedient bride refuses to get pregnant.
The Cowboy Takes a Wife Desiree Parrish had two weeks to find a man strong enough to protect her from her abusive ex-husband. She'd never forgotten Carter Prescott's kindness to her, many years ago, but could she trust him to keep her and her daughter safe now? Though she was offering him a marriage in name only, Carter had one nonnegotiable condition--Desiree would have to share his name and his bed! The Unforgiving Bride From the moment rancher Falcon Whitelaw first saw Mara Ainsworth, she was the woman of his dreams--but she belonged to someone else. Then a tragic accident left her widowed--and she blamed Falcon. Now Mara has come to him for help. It seems marrying him is the only way to save her daughter's life. Now that he's got her just where he wants her, can Falcon convince Mara to forgive him and make this a marriage for real?
THE COWBOY AND THE PRINCESSFaron Whitelaw had some nerve calling Belinda Prescott a princess. A nearly bankrupt ranch was hardly a castle, and Faron, an ill-tempered cowboy who'd inherited half her kingdom, was certainly no prince. Faron became spitting mad when Belinda informed him about the truth of his parentage: he wasn't one of the Whitelaws of Texas. He wanted to believe that she was nothing more than a gold digger, but all she seemed to want was him....THE WRANGLER AND THE RICH GIRLGarth Whitelaw couldn't understand why a rich Texas debutante like Candy Baylor would want to train horses. But she looked darn sexy in worn jeans with hay in her hair, so who was he to judge? Candy had no idea why Garth was suddenly so agreeable, but she wasn't about to look a gift horse in the mouth. Besides, her instructors in school had never been so ruggedly handsome as this wrangler...and she wouldn't mind engaging in some horseplay!
The Virgin Groom-He was every kid's idol, every man's envy, every woman's fantasy. And then Mac Macready's fiancée dumped him, and his future was looking mighty uncertain. The most shocking thing of all was that the only woman who could save him was notorious Jewel Whitelaw....The Substitute Groom-He'd taught his best friend's girl how to kiss-and had never forgotten the touch of Jennifer Wright's lips. And now that Huck couldn't marry Jenny, U.S. Air Force major Colt Whitelaw vowed to make the ultimate sacrifice. But first Colt needed to convince Jenny this was right-so he drew her close once more....
Celebrate the return of Hawk's Way's sexiest cowboys with these classic tales fromNew York TimesandUSA TODAYbestselling author Joan JohnstonThe Temporary Groom"No-good half-breed" Billy Stonecreek and wild child Cherry Whitelaw met and married in a single night for all the right reasons-except love. He needed a mother for his little twin daughters and she needed to quell her bad reputation, but could a marriage of convenience between the biggest troublemakers in Texas lead to forever?The Virgin GroomHe was every kid's idol, every man's envy, every woman's fantasy. But when Mac Macready's fianc#xE9;e dumped him, and his future was looking mighty uncertain, the most shocking thing of all was that the only woman who could save him was notorious Jewel Whitelaw. . . ;.
Before she was Maid Marian, she was Matty. . . . Matty has been raised to dance well, embroider exquisitely, and marry nobly. But when Matty's mother is murdered before her very eyes and her father, a nobleman, is reduced to poverty, Matty's life changes. As the daughter of Nottingham's most famous falconer, she finds a new destiny in the hawks her father keeps. She begins to understand their thoughts and even speak their language. The beautiful merlin Marigold becomes Matty's closest winged companion and her fiercest ally. It is a treacherous time in England. The sheriff of Nottingham is rising to power, and a true king has been kidnapped. Determined to fight, Matty's friend Fynn becomes Robin Hood. As Maid Marian, Matty joins Fynn and his Merry Men, famously robbing from the rich to give to the poor. You thought that you knew the legend, but this is the untold story. Bestselling author Kathryn Lasky soars to magnificent new heights here, giving us a bold tale of bravery and romance.
Danica is an avian shapeshifter, and her golden hawk's form in the sky is as natural to her as her human one on land. The only thing more familiar to her is war: It has raged between her people and the serpiente for so long, no one can remember how it began. All they know is hatred, fear and bloodshed. And Danica is tired of it.
Analysis of Hawthornes fiction, especially his short stories and notebooks.
selective, yet scholarly biography of Hawthorne's time spent in Concord.
Handsome, reserved, almost frighteningly aloof until he was approached, then playful, cordial, Nathaniel Hawthorne was as mercurial and double-edged as his writing. "Deep as Dante," Herman Melville said. Hawthorne himself declared that he was not "one of those supremely hospitable people who serve up their own hearts, delicately fried, with brain sauce, as a tidbit" for the public. Yet those who knew him best often took the opposite position. "He always puts himself in his books," said his sister-in-law Mary Mann, "he cannot help it." His life, like his work, was extraordinary, a play of light and shadow.In this major new biography of Hawthorne, the first in more than a decade, Brenda Wineapple, acclaimed biographer of Janet Flanner and Gertrude and Leo Stein ("Luminous"-Richard Howard), brings him brilliantly alive: an exquisite writer who shoveled dung in an attempt to found a new utopia at Brook Farm and then excoriated the community (or his attraction to it) in caustic satire; the confidant of Franklin Pierce, fourteenth president of the United States and arguably one of its worst; friend to Emerson and Thoreau and Melville who, unlike them, made fun of Abraham Lincoln and who, also unlike them, wrote compellingly of women, deeply identifying with them-he was the first major American writer to create erotic female characters. Those vibrant, independent women continue to haunt the imagination, although Hawthorne often punishes, humiliates, or kills them, as if exorcising that which enthralls. Here is the man rooted in Salem, Massachusetts, of an old pre-Revolutionary family, reared partly in the wilds of western Maine, then schooled along with Longfellow at Bowdoin College. Here are his idyllic marriage to the youngest and prettiest of the Peabody sisters and his longtime friendships, including with Margaret Fuller, the notorious feminist writer and intellectual.Here too is Hawthorne at the end of his days, revered as a genius, but considered as well to be an embarrassing puzzle by the Boston intelligentsia, isolated by fiercely held political loyalties that placed him against the Civil War and the currents of his time.Brenda Wineapple navigates the high tides and chill undercurrents of Hawthorne's fascinating life and work with clarity, nuance, and insight. The novels and tales, the incidental writings, travel notes and children's books, letters and diaries reverberate in this biography, which both charts and protects the dark unknowable core that is quintessentially Hawthorne. In him, the quest of his generation for an authentically American voice bears disquieting fruit.From the Hardcover edition.
A collection of essays honoring the Bicentennial of the Author's Birth
Hawthorne is known as well for his short stories and sketches as for his novels. These are carefully discussed.
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