Author: Greg Keyes

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780345493620

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Brimming with passion and adventure, Greg Keyes’s epic saga of a royal family’s fall from power through treachery and dark magic, set amid the return of ancient evils whose malevolence threatens to annihilate humanity, bids fair to become a classic of its kind. Now, in the eagerly awaited third installment, Keyes draws the threads of his tapestry ever tighter, illuminating old mysteries and introducing new ones as events build toward a shattering climax. The legendary Briar King has awakened, spreading madness and destruction. Half-remembered, poorly understood prophecies seem to point to the young princess Anne Dare, rightful heir to the throne of Crotheny, as the world’s only hope. Yet Anne is hunted by the minions of the usurper Robert, whose return from the grave has opened a doorway through which sinister sorceries have poured into the world. Though Anne herself is the conduit of fearsome powers beyond her understanding and control, it is time for girl to become woman, princess to become queen. Anne must stop running and instead march at the head of an army to take back her kingdom . . . or die trying. But a mysterious assassin stalks her, so skilled in the deadly fencing style of dessrata that even Anne’s friend and protector Cazio, a master of the form, cannot stand against him, nor can her sworn defender, the young knight Neil MeqVren. As for Anne’s other companions–Aspar White, the royal holter who bears an enchanted arrow capable of felling the Briar King; and Stephen Darige, the monk who blew the horn that woke the Briar King from his slumber–they cannot help her, as their separate paths carry them ever deeper into a deadly maze of myth and magic from which return may be impossible. Meanwhile, Queen Muriele is a prisoner of the false king. With no allies but a crippled musician, who is himself a prisoner, and a servingwoman who is both more and less than she seems, Muriele will find herself a pawn in Robert’s schemes for conquest–and a weapon to be used against her own daughter. From the Hardcover edition.
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Author: A. Kruse

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781976581618


Page: 224

View: 1111

Being a spy comes with its own subset of problems, not the least of which is the agency trying to scrub you and your crew when they discover your handler is compromised. Surrounded by enemies and sent on a mission with a no win scenario, Beau is the only one who manages to escape with her life. Furious, she dedicates every waking minute to planning her vengeance. The more she digs the deeper, darker and more depraved the secrets become. Revisiting the site where her team lost their lives, she runs headlong into an ancient evil. The kind with fangs. Mosquitos and ticks drink blood. The thing is, you can kill them with a simple swat of your hand. Vampires, not so much. Beau is forced to pull out every weapon in her arsenal to deal with what's creeping around in the mountains of Mexico. What happens when one of America's most proficient killers is swarmed by creatures with hundreds of years of experience killing humans? Her one chance at survival might be teaming up with a smoking hot Spaniard with some unusual abilities of his own. Is he one of them, or something else entirely? More importantly, can she really trust him?
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So the Journey Begins

Author: Victoria N. Vance

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1426949170

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

View: 8154

Zorovana is an elf from Valasadon a city ruled by evil Blood Guardians. For many years, Zorovana's family has sought to destroy the Blood Crest Dagger imprisoned inside a great temple, for it holds the power to kill every living being in the universe. Zorovana is her family's last hope. She must find and destroy the dagger, but she cannot do it alone. As she embarks on a journey to Armagon to find the only one who can help her her long-time friend Kaithar Zorovana realizes that she is the only elf who has ever escaped from Valasadon. Kaithar is convinced that the journey to destroy the dagger will put both elves in extreme danger. But Zorovana is relentless and determined; after she finally persuades Kaithar to accompany her, they leave on a mission that has the potential to eliminate the Blood Guardians and bring back control of the cities to its citizens. As the elves begin their long journey to the sanctum high in the mountains, they travel through forests full of trolls and hidden goblin cities and unknowingly place themselves into the deathly grip of the Blood Guardians, who will stop at nothing to protect their powerful weapon.
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Author: H.J. Cronin

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 0244954291

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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This complete epic fantasy story introduces you to the magical realm of Wilmurin. After being forced to flee as a child, Johan, the last Night Hunter, returns to Wilmurin. He comes to a land that is rich in beauty and peace. Upon his return, he soon meets the druids, a shape-shifting race of humans who now rule over Wilmurin. All of that peace and beauty is about to be threatened by the evil vampire lord Darkool who is about to unleash an undead horde on the world. The druid clans must unite to battle the coming darkness or face complete annihilation. War is coming. Johan, along with newly found friends and allies must race against time to find a way to destroy the evil tyrant. The Night Hunter is about to discover he is far more important than any other being on Wilmurin. He arrives both green and unprepared for the perilous journey that is coming, secrets lay ahead that will shake even the strongest man to his core. H.J. Cronin brings you his complete debut novel known as The Druid Chronicles.
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Author: Robert E. Keller

Publisher: Robert E. Keller


Category: Fiction

Page: 306

View: 819

The shadow of war continues to darken Silverland, as one of the major cities falls victim to an evil cult. And a mighty foe arises to challenge Lannon Sunshield and bring about Dremlock Kingdom's doom. All the while, the threat of Bellis and its mad king grows, leaving the army of Divine Knights weary, uncertain, and stretched thin. The deception of the Deep Shadow is lurking everywhere, waiting to snare the Divine Shield and the White Flamestone. Not even the High Council of Dremlock is safe from the cunning and evil forces seeking to open the gateway to war. Series keywords: epic fantasy, sword and sorcery, magic, quest, swords, dragons, fantasy series, monsters, young adult, children's, wizards, heroic fantasy, coming of age fantasy, teen's, action, adventure
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Author: Dr. Anthony G. Johnson

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1490742522

Category: Fiction

Page: 342

View: 7513

The Deep Breath is a science-fiction novel about the chronicles of Nicolas Cain/Khan Antonius, a human assassin who has been named the newest Khan, an immortal protector of all the free peoples within this quadrant of twenty-eight million light years. This is a story that centers on Cain's past, his family, and his involvement in the future of humanity and all of its allies. Recently, his home planet has come under siege in the Milky Way, and it is up to him and his loyal deadly troops to raise Earth to its rightful place within the Terran Alliance, unify warring groups, and hold off the deadliest enemies in the known universe. The deadliest enemies of free will and liberty are on their way to the Milky Way Galaxy, and Earth is considered the greatest threat to their conquest of universal dominance. With enemies at their doorstep and coming from deep space, it will take all the courage, skill, and character to hold his beloved Terran Alliance together, while so many are trying to tear it apart.
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Author: Michael Bradford

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 145980757X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 264

View: 6972

Dekker isn’t happy that he and his little sister, Riley, are stuck in Button Hill with their weird old great-aunt Primrose. When he discovers an old clock in the cellar, made entirely of bones and with a skull for a face, he doesn’t think much about it. But when Riley goes missing, a strange boy named Cobb appears in Button Hill. He tells Dekker that Button Hill sits on the border between Nightside and Dayside, and that Riley is in Nightside and may never return. In order to save her, Dekker must follow her into the darkness and sacrifice something he thought he couldn’t live without.
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Author: Adrian Gilbert

Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers

ISBN: 1780286287

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

View: 2339

In this extraordinary book, Adrian Gilbert reveals the location of not just the true 'Avalon' or 'Glastonbury' but of many other sites crucial to the legend of the Holy Grail and King Arthur. He shows how the core teachings of Christianity were kept secret by a dynasty of Welsh kings and saints and later (after the Norman invasions) by their surviving descendants. For centuries this remnant of the Brittano-Welsh nobility, still living in 'Avalon', kept alive a hope: they prayed that one day a new Arthur, one with the holy blood of the family of Mary flowing in his veins, would sit once more on the throne of Britain. Extraordinary as it may seem, this hope may soon be realised - for through the late Diana, Princess of Wales, our own Prince William, whose middle name is indeed Arthur, is so descended.
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The Chaos War

Author: Richard Knaak

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

ISBN: 0786962917

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Chaos's evil shadow sweeps over Krynn During the hottest summer in memory, minotaurs fight against the Knights of Takhisis, into whose hands their god Sargonnas has delivered them. In the midst of the conflict, the armies of Chaos plunge into the heart of Ansalon. Now the minotaur warrior Aryx must unite his people and their enemy, the knights, against the monstrous servants of Chaos. If he succeeds, the two sides may forge a bond that will change Krynn for all time. If he fails, then they will all perish. Richard Knaak, author of the New York Times best-selling The Legend of Huma, tells this thrilling tale of the minotaurs of Krynn in the time of the Chaos War.
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Author: Antuan Miranda

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469107767

Category: Fiction

Page: 171

View: 3861

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Author: Knight

Publisher: Cavendish Publishing

ISBN: 1843143356

Category: Medical jurisprudence

Page: 275

View: 4509

This is an updated edition of a successful handbook already popular with barristers, solicitors and a number of judges as a readily-accessible source of quick reference on a wide range of medico-legal topics. Written by a legally-qualified Professor of Forensic Pathology and former Home Office pathologist, it utilises more than 40 years experience to offer a succinct summary of over 200 medico-legal topics. Though arranged in alphabetical order, this is not just a medical dictionary, as these contain much that is not relevant to legal practice and fail to provide a sufficiently expansive account of medico-legal matters. Instead, it is a carefully-selected compendium dealing with those subjects which are most commonly encountered in case-papers, conferences and the courts. It offers a concise overview of factors of importance in many medico-legal problems, from alcohol to head injury, from traffic deaths to child abuse, so that the medical evidence can be quickly evaluated and any deficiencies detected. it indicates the limits of reliability of various procedures and commonly-held medical opinions and points out those which are frequently over interpreted.; Liberally provided with clear line diagrams, including body-maps, it provides a graphic exposition of many anatomical and medical terms, free from professional jargon.
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Series 11

Author: Adam Blade

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1408325578

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 4157

Something terrible is hiding under the sands of the desert! Tarrok the Blood Spike is waiting for the hero Tom and his companion Elenna, so he can unleash his fury on them! Will Tom survive?
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Menstruation and the Origins of Culture

Author: Chris Knight

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 030018655X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 592

View: 6534

The emergence of symbolic culture is generally linked with the development of the hunger-gatherer adaptation based on a sexual division of labor. This original and ingenious book presents a new theory of how this symbolic domain originated. Integrating perspectives of evolutionary biography and social anthropology within a Marxist framework, Chris Knight rejects the common assumption that human culture was a modified extension of primate behavior and argues instead that it was the product of an immense social, sexual, and political revolution initiated by women. Culture became established, says Knight, when evolving human females began to assert collective control over their own sexuality, refusing sex to all males except those who came to them with provisions. Women usually timed their ban on sexual relations with their periods of infertility while they were menstruating, and to the extent that their solidarity drew women together, these periods tended to occur in synchrony. The result was that every month with the onset of menstruation, sexual relations were ruptured in a collective, ritualistic way as the prelude to each successful hunting expedition. This ritual act was the means through which women motivated men not only to hunt but also to concentrate energies on bringing back the meat. Knight shows how this hypothesis sheds light on the roots of such cultural traditions as totemic rituals, incest and menstrual taboos, blood-sacrifice, and hunters’ atonement rites. Providing detailed ethnographic documentation, he also explains how Native American, Australian Aboriginal, and other magico-religious myths can be read as derivatives of the same symbolic logic.
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Author: Christie Golden

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451684495

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 2103

The national bestseller and direct tie-in to the new game expansion pack Warlords of Draenor—a thrilling novel set in the universe of the record-breaking, internationally bestselling video game World of Warcraft! The brutal siege of Orgrimmar is over. Alliance and Horde forces have stripped Garrosh Hellscream, one of the most reviled figures on Azeroth, of his title as warchief. His thirst for conquest devastated cities, nearly tore the Horde apart, and destroyed countless lives. Now, on the legendary continent of Pandaria, he will stand trial for his transgressions. Renowned leaders from across the world have gathered to witness this historic event. As the trial unfolds, agents of the bronze dragonflight present shocking visions of Garrosh’s atrocities. For many of those in attendance, these glimpses into history force them to relive painful memories and even question their own innocence or guilt. For others, the chilling details stoke the flames of their hatred. Unbeknownst to anyone, shadowy forces are at work on Azeroth, threatening not only the court’s ability to mete out justice…but also the lives of everyone at the trial. © 2015 Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Blizzard Entertainment and World of Warcraft are trademarks or registered trademarks of Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. in the US and/or other countries.
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Author: Steven Montano

Publisher: Steven Montano


Category: Fiction

Page: 330

View: 9015

War comes to Malzaria in the epic conclusion to The Skullborn Trilogy. Deep in the Bonelands, rival crime guilds and renegade Bloodspeakers battle for the ruined city of Corinth. At the heart of the doomed metropolis lies a portal to Chul Gaerog, once the Blood Queen's dark fortress, now a reliquary for her vast power. Human armies clash with the monstrous legions of the black giant Ghul for control of Malzaria's fate, while the dreaded Iron Count and his frightful allies manipulate events from the shadows. And in the heart of the black tower, the dream witch Ijanna Taivorkan comes face-to-face with the dark angel Calladar, once the Blood Queen's champion, now master of the citadel. Only the fallen knight Azander Dane, desperate to make amends for his crimes, can help Ijanna endure her trials...but first he must face the wrath of a merciless squad of Jlantrian hunters sent to destroy the woman he's sworn to protect. Return to a world of dark magic, tainted heroes and evil plots in this action-packed sequel to City of Scars and Path of Bones.
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Author: Silence Leaflin

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1312459026

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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It has been nearly two years since Rayden’s Circle. Now Tannor Fitzgerald is embarking on a quest of a different sort. No longer searching for the world’s magic, Tannor wishes to expose myths for what they are. In this sequel to Genuine Magic, he is drawn away from his family to investigate the Blood Knight of the Godswalk, a figure so frightening to the common folk that the very mention of him causes widespread panic. Undaunted by tales of evil, Tannor is certain the Blood Knight is merely a myth. A myth capable of being unraveled and demystified. But when he meets Roland, a secretive man claiming to be the Knight’s tax collector, everything changes. What connection does this man have to Aileran’s gentle race of magic-wielders and the sinister Blood Knight? Who is the Blood Knight, really? Roland seems reluctant to give Tannor the answers he craves, but tenacity has always been Tannor’s greatest strength. Determined, Tannor struggles to befriend Roland, hoping to discover the truth.
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A Novel

Author: Tom Wilde

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1466800550

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9060

A modern Indiana Jones steals a relic of Alexander the Great in Blood of Alexander, the thrilling debut from Tom Wilde. Jonathan Blake makes a living stealing antiquities—stealing them back, that is. A field agent for the Argo Foundation, a company that makes it their business to preserve humanity's history by liberating stolen artifacts from thieves and looters, Blake is used to dangerous assignments. But when he is forced by the US government into a deadly mission involving a missing Napoleonic standard, he finds himself in over his head. Blake is pitted against Vanya, the head of a fanatical cult, who seeks a gilded bronze eagle that holds a vital clue to the lost tomb of Alexander the Great. From ancient ruins in Afghanistan to the catacombs of Paris to a chateau high in the French Alps, Blake must unravel the secret truth of the final fate of Napoleon Bonaparte, the murder of Percy Bysshe Shelly, and the hidden remains of Alexander. And he must do it before Vanya's apocalyptic plans for humanity come to their deadly fruition. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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