Author: Jim Butcher
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2009-08-06
Tavi of Calderon, now captain of his own Legion, has been fighting a bitter war for two years. Then he discovers the invading Canim warriors are harbingers of a far greater threat. The Canim are being hunted in their turn by a savage race that forced them from their homeland - and which has pursued them to the Aleran borders. With options fast running out, Tavi proposes an alliance with the Canim. But the Senate's new military commander wishes only to wipe out the Canim 'scourge', and would also kill Aleran slaves that have sought freedom with these aggressors. Tavi must reconcile Aleran and Canim, slavemaster and slave, Citizen and Proletarian, if an alliance is to be forced. And he must lead his Legion in defiance of the law, against both friend and enemy - before the greatest army of all launches its assault.
Das neue Abenteuer aus einem der beliebtesten heroischen Fantasy-Epen der letzten Jahre! Die Armee der wolfsähnlichen Canim marschiert in Alera ein und treibt die Menschen immer weiter zurück. Tavi und die erste aleranische Legion versuchen, sie aufzuhalten, aber der junge Kommandeur verfügt über viel zu wenig Soldaten. Endlich trifft Verstärkung ein, doch anstatt ihn für seine Verdienste zu belohnen, wird Tavi des Befehls enthoben. Verzweifelt bemüht er sich dennoch, das Schlimmste für seine Männer zu verhindern. Dabei ahnt er nicht, dass sein Tod längst beschlossene Sache ist.
Author: Pamela Sargent
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2012-10-09
Genre: Performing Arts
With their sun about to go nova, the people of Epictetus III face annihilation. Although the U.S.S. Enterprise™ has come to lead the rescue operation, there is no way to evacuate a population of over twenty million, leaving Captain Picard to make an agonizing decision. Should he try to salvage the planet's children, its greatest leaders and thinkers, or its irreplaceable archeological treasures? No matter what he decides, millions must be sacrificed -- unless another solution can be found. With time running out, Data proposes a revolutionary scientific experiment that could save all of Epictetus III, or doom both the planet and the Enterprise as well.
Author: Olaudah Equiano
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2012-12-28
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Olaudah Equiano was one of the most prominent people of African heritage involved in the British debate for the abolition of the slave trade. He wrote an autobiography that depicted the horrors of slavery and helped influence British lawmakers to abolish the slave trade through the Slave Trade Act of 1807. This is his story. I hope the reader will not think I have trespassed on his patience in introducing myself to him with some account of the manners and customs of my country. They had been implanted in me with great care, and made an impression on my mind, which time could not erase, and which all the adversity and variety of fortune I have since experienced served only to rivet and record; for, whether the love of one's country be real or imaginary, or a lesson of reason, or an instinct of nature, I still look back with pleasure on the first scenes of my life, though that pleasure has been for the most part mingled with sorrow. -Olaudah Equiano
Author: G.S. Beard
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2010-05-05
The year is 1792 - the start of the French Revolutionary Wars. A shadow hangs over John Thomas Fury in this his first voyage as a midshipman aboard the 32-gun frigate Amazon. Fury is already seen as a pariah by his fellow sailors. Ten years earlier his father, a brig commander in the Service, became mentally unbalanced and violent and his ships crew mutinied and went over to the French. Now, as Amazon heads southwards on her voyage to India, Fury is involved in a dreadful shipboard accident and he finds himself working doubly hard to prove that he isn't cursed just like his father. Redemption arrives when Amazon reaches Bombay, only to discover that ships of the East India Company have disappeared, including the Company's warships - somewhere in the Indian Ocean a very powerful privateer is at work and the Governor despatches Amazon to find and destroy her. Soon afterwards Amazon is in a fight for her life against a much stronger foe, resulting in many of her officers killed. Fury finds himself, in his first ever combat, in charge of the gun deck. In such crucibles of fire are the officers in His Majesty's Service forged. Showing exceptional courage and coolness, the shadows of the past are forever banished and Fury's naval career begins in glory as he becomes a leader of men.
Author: Pedro de Cieza de León
Publisher: Duke University Press
Release Date: 1998
DIVInitial translation into English of a first-person account of the 16th century conquest of Peru, written by a Spanish soldier and naturalist; Pedro de Cieza de Leon was one of the first Europeans in the Andean region of South America to use native inform/div
Tavi von Calderon, der so lange als magielos verachtet war, sieht sich seiner Bestimmung gegenüber. Denn seine Kräfte sind endlich erwacht, und sie sind größer als die der mächtigsten Fürsten Aleras. Und das geschah keinen Tag zu früh! Die unmenschlichen Vord fallen mit ihren Horden über Alera her. Nichts scheint sie stoppen zu können. Nur wenn Tavi sein Erbe annimmt, kann er die zerstrittenen Parteien des Reiches einen. Denn für das Überleben von Alera ist es nötig, dass die Mächtigen des Reiches ihr Knie vor ihm beugen – dem neuen Ersten Fürsten von Alera!
Author: Kevin Ryan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2008-12-30
Poised on the verge of interstellar war, Captain Kirk's last best hope that the Federation can stop the Klingons is the people of Organia, avowed pacifists. Forced to disguise themselves as interstellar traders, Captain Kirk and Mister Spock are trapped on the primitive world of Organia as Klingon Defense Forces occupy the planet. Determined to make the Organians see that they need not bow to oppression, the Starfleet officers sabotage Klingon materiel. In retaliation, the Klingon captain, Kor, executes many Organians. Unconcerned, the Council of Elders begs Kirk and Spock to stop the violence. While in deep space the forces of Starfleet and the Klingon Empire scramble to position their fleets for the first onslaught of what could be a long and deadly war.