Heretic

Author: Robert J. Crane
Publisher: Revelen Press
ISBN:
Release Date: 2016-03-15
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The world of Arkaria is a dangerous place, filled with dragons, titans, goblins and other dangers. Those who live in this world are faced with two choices: live an ordinary life, or become an adventurer and seek the extraordinary. After an ambush in the human capital of Reikonos deprives Cyrus Davidon of his beloved sword, Praelior, he and Sanctuary find themselves surrounded once more by countless enemies, including their old allies in the guild of Goliath. As the chaos rises, and their foes close in, Cyrus and his guildmates are once more left fighting for their own survival against all the world – an impossible battle, and one they are unlikely to win.

Warlord

Author: Robert J. Crane
Publisher: Revelen Press
ISBN:
Release Date: 2015-11-01
Genre: Fiction

The world of Arkaria is a dangerous place, filled with dragons, titans, goblins and other dangers. Those who live in this world are faced with two choices: live an ordinary life or become an adventurer and seek the extraordinary. When their allied settlement in Emerald Fields is attacked by the mighty titans, the guild of Sanctuary is drawn into a centuries-old conflict between the races of Southern Arkaria, a conflict that threatens to spill north into the war-ravaged lands of men and elves...and one which place Sanctuary into conflict with the oldest and most dangerous force on Arkaria...the legendary dragons.

A Haven in Ash

Author: Robert J. Crane
Publisher: Ostiagard Press
ISBN:
Release Date: 2017-11-23
Genre: Fiction

The land of Luukessia is lost. A horde of beasts known only as the scourge has ravaged the land, leaving only the village of Terreas to survive. Hemmed in on all sides by the scourge, the denizens of Terreas eke out a lonely existence, trying to survive in a land that is all but dead. Jasen Rabinn is a teenage boy trapped in Terreas but with a mind rooted outside the boundaries of his village. He longs for adventure, and when the mysterious Baraghosa – a sorcerer of a sort not native to Luukessia – comes to Terreas, a chain of events is set in motion that will carry Jasen beyond his simple town. To adventure. To danger. To his destiny.

Crusader

Author: Robert J. Crane
Publisher: Ostiagard Press
ISBN:
Release Date: 2014-01-17
Genre: Fiction

The world of Arkaria is a dangerous place, filled with dragons, titans, goblins and other dangers. Those who live in this world are faced with two choices: live an ordinary life or become an adventurer and seek the extraordinary. Cyrus Davidon finds himself far from his home in Sanctuary, in the land of Luukessia, a place divided and deep in turmoil. With his allies at his side, Cyrus finds himself facing off against an implacable foe in a war that will challenge all his convictions - and one he may not be able to win. NOTE: This book is more than twice the length of the previous book in the series, Champion. Book One, Defender, is presently free, and would be a much better starting point for new readers than this volume.

A Voluptuous God

Author: Robert V. Thompson
Publisher: Wood Lake Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781551455587
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Religion

'Voluptuous' may not be a common word associated with God, but the author speaks metaphorically of God in a way that calls us to laughter, love, and joy -- voluptuousness as 'full delight' -- and invites us to worship a God of intimacy rather than a God of distance. The light yet not trivial tone of this work supports the author's basic premise that we are meant to live our humanity joyfully, thankfully, and fully from our hearts. The book is rooted in the Christian tradition but affirms that truth can also be found in other religions, spirituality, and secular practices.

The Heretic s Apprentice

Author: Ellis Peters
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781497671508
Release Date: 2014-08-05
Genre: Fiction

Charges of heresy and murder are complicated by the contents of a mysterious treasure chest In the summer of 1143, William of Lythwood arrives at the Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul, but it is not a joyous occasion—he’s come back from his pilgrimage in a coffin. William’s body is accompanied by his young attendant Elave, whose mission is to secure a burial place for his master on the abbey grounds, despite William’s having once been reprimanded for heretical views. An already difficult task is complicated when Elave drunkenly expresses his own heretical opinions, and capital charges are filed. When a violent death follows, Sheriff Hugh Beringar taps his friend Brother Cadfael for help. The mystery that unfolds grows deeper thanks to a mysterious and marvelous treasure chest in Elave’s care.

The Right Opinion

Author: Mathew Manweller
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595466757
Release Date: 2007-10
Genre: Education

Dr. Mathew Manweller brings you a true "fish-out-of-water" narrative about the life and ideas of a conservative academic. University campuses have traditionally been the sanctuary of the left. But, every once in a while, a conservative slips through the cracks. Dr. Manweller's story takes you on a journey beginning with his days as a student at a liberal arts college and learning the ways of political correctness, followed by a five-year stint as the only Republican in his graduate school cohort, to being the only professor in the parking lot with a "Bush for President" bumper sticker on his car. Manweller offers his insights on politics, economics, and foreign affairs from the perspective of a conservative academic perched in the ivory tower. Drawn from columns and editorials he has written over the years, he provides a conservative counterpoint to many of the debates that occupy the attention of American politics. Humorous, controversial, and at times downright scary, Manweller gives you his opinions with double barrel force and a peek into a world most of us only see for four years of our life.

Legend

Author: Robert J. Crane
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1537644262
Release Date: 2016-09-12
Genre:

"Are you ready to go home?" Over the course of eight years, Cyrus Davidon has become the greatest warrior in Arkaria. He has fought and beaten armies, dragons, monsters and gods. He's been elected to lead the greatest guild in the land - Sanctuary - and watched that guild fall at the hands of his enemies. For the God of War, Bellarum, has aims beyond the understanding of mortals, and the deity is moving his dark hand across the lands that Cyrus has pledged to defend. In order to stop him, Cyrus will have to fight with everything he has, every friend he has made, every ally that remains to him, and only one question will linger... ...Who will survive?

The Sanctuary Seeker

Author: Bernard Knight
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781448301232
Release Date: 2014-02-01
Genre: Fiction

When an unidentified body is found in the village of Widecombe, Crowner (coroner) John is eager to assume his new duties. However, the corrupt sheriff, Richard de Revelle, erects numerous stumbling blocks to the investigation.

The Heretic Emperor

Author: Paul Christensen
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1502781832
Release Date: 2015-09-18
Genre:

Maximillian Scarlotti. The Chief, al-Akbar, Bogatyr...to some a saviour, to others a demon. To each, exactly what they need him to be. His trail of conquest spans four continents, while around him gather clouds of war. But can he free himself from the shadow of past lives and recurring destinies?

The Passion of Dolssa

Author: Julie Berry
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698157477
Release Date: 2016-04-12
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The Printz Honor winner that garnered five starred reviews and was hailed by the New York Times as "magnificent"! Dolssa is an upper-crust city girl who's been branded a heretic, on the run from the friar who condemned her mother to death by fire and wants Dolssa executed, too. Botille is a matchmaker and a tavern-keeper, struggling to keep herself and her sisters on the right side of the law in their seaside town. When their lives collide by a dark riverside, Botille rescues a dying Dolssa and conceals her in the tavern, where an unlikely friendship blooms. Aided by her sisters and Symo, her surly but loyal neighbor, Botille nurses Dolssa back to health and hides her from her pursuers. But all of Botille’s tricks, tales, and cleverness can’t protect them forever, and when the full wrath of the Church bears down upon them, Dolssa’s passion and Botille’s good intentions could destroy the entire village. From the author of the critically acclaimed and award-winning All the Truth That's in Me comes a spellbinding thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final page and make you wonder if miracles really are possible.

Master

Author: Robert J. Crane
Publisher: Ostiagard Press
ISBN:
Release Date: 2014-11-30
Genre: Fiction

The world of Arkaria is a dangerous place, filled with dragons, titans, goblins and other dangers. Those who live in this world are faced with two choices: live an ordinary life, or become an adventurer and seek the extraordinary. A death in their midst has thrown the guild of Sanctuary into chaos. Added to the upheaval are the sudden disappearance of Sanctuary's old allies, The Daring, the resurgence of the Dark Elves in the war, and a mystery brought to Cyrus Davidon by an old friend. As the darkness rises in the land of Arkaria, Sanctuary must find a way through their struggles to unify, even as a battle between two pillars of the guild threatens to tear them asunder once and for all.

Heretics Anonymous

Author: Katie Henry
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062698896
Release Date: 2018-08-07
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Put an atheist in a strict Catholic school? Expect comedy, chaos, and an Inquisition. The Breakfast Club meets Saved! in debut author Katie Henry’s hilarious novel about a band of misfits who set out to challenge their school, one nun at a time. Perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli and Robyn Schneider. When Michael walks through the doors of Catholic school, things can’t get much worse. His dad has just made the family move again, and Michael needs a friend. When a girl challenges their teacher in class, Michael thinks he might have found one, and a fellow atheist at that. Only this girl, Lucy, isn’t just Catholic . . . she wants to be a priest. Lucy introduces Michael to other St. Clare’s outcasts, and he officially joins Heretics Anonymous, where he can be an atheist, Lucy can be an outspoken feminist, Avi can be Jewish and gay, Max can wear whatever he wants, and Eden can practice paganism. Michael encourages the Heretics to go from secret society to rebels intent on exposing the school’s hypocrisies one stunt at a time. But when Michael takes one mission too far—putting the other Heretics at risk—he must decide whether to fight for his own freedom or rely on faith, whatever that means, in God, his friends, or himself.

Avenger

Author: Robert J. Crane
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1466443022
Release Date: 2011-10-16
Genre: Fiction

The world of Arkaria is a dangerous place, filled with dragons, titans, goblins and other dangers. Those who live in this world are faced with two choices: live an ordinary life, or become an adventurer and seek the extraordinary. When a series of attacks on convoys draws suspicion that Sanctuary is involved, Cyrus Davidon must put aside his personal struggles and try to find the raiders. As the attacks worsen, Cyrus and his comrades find themselves abandoned by their allies, surrounded by enemies, facing the end of Sanctuary and a war that will consume their world.

A Gift of Sanctuary

Author: Candace Robb
Publisher: Diversion Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 9781626819801
Release Date: 2015-07-28
Genre: Fiction

“Robb deftly interweaves a complex story of love, passion and murder into the troubled and tangled fabric of Welsh history, fashioning a rich and satisfying novel.” —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Under the pretense of escorting his father-in-law and the archbishop’s secretary on a pilgrimage to the sacred city of St. David’s in Wales, Owen Archer and Geoffrey Chaucer, in truth, are carrying out a mission for the Duke of Lancaster. England and France are at war, and the southern coast of Wales is vulnerable to invasion—Owen and Geoffrey are to recruit archers for the duke’s army and inspect his Welsh fortifications on the coast, while quietly investigating whether the duke’s steward at Cydweli Castle is involved in a French plot to incite rebellion in Wales. But trouble precedes them in the cathedral city of St. David’s. On Whitesands Beach beyond the city a young man is beaten and left for dead, then spirited away by a Welsh bard. Shortly afterward a corpse clothed in the livery of the Duke of Lancaster is left at the city gate, his shoes filled with white sand. Meanwhile, at Cydweli Castle, a chain of events begun by the theft of money from the castle’s exchequer ends in a violent death and the disappearance of the steward’s beautiful young wife. Owen and Geoffrey begin to see connections linking the troubles in city and castle, and learn they must unravel the complex story of betrayed love and political ambition to prevent more deaths. But in the course of his investigations in the land of his birth, Owen is haunted by doubts about his own loyalties...