Author: Eden Studios
Publisher: Eden Studios Incorporated
Release Date: 2004-04-01
Fields of Blood: The Book of War provides everything you need to rule a nation, raise an army, and assault your enemies on the battlefield. With rules governing anything from small keeps to vast nations, your character can now be a hero both in the dungeon and on the battlefield. Features: A complete set of detailed wargame rules based on the d20 system mechanic to resolve combat at any scale; rules for leading troops, from a small squad of men to an army of thousands; rules for governing, from the cost of building and maintaining a small keep, to taxing a nation of millions; rules for NPC nations allowing GMs to run several dozen opposing realms at a time; leadership rules for every class, using your character's strengths to lead an army; rules for using miniatures, or tracking the battles on a simple map; new prestige classes for every character type, designed for use with this system; and more!
Author: Steven Erikson
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2009-07-28
Bled dry by interminable warfare, infighting and bloody confrontations with Lord Anomander Rake and his Tiste Andii, the vast, sprawling Malazan empire simmers with discontent. Even its imperial legions yearn for some respite. For Sergeant Whiskeyjack and his Bridgeburners and for Tattersail, sole surviving sorceress of the Second Legion, the aftermath of the siege of Pale should have been a time to mourn the dead. But Darujhistan, last of the Free Cities of Genabackis, still holds out - and Empress Lasseen's ambition knows no bounds. However, it seems the empire is not alone in this great game. Sinister forces gather as the gods themselves prepare to play their hand... Conceived and written on an epic scale, Gardens of the Moon is a breathtaking achievement - a novel in which grand design, a dark and complex mythology, wild and wayward magic and a host of enduring characters combine with thrilling, powerful storytelling to resounding effect. Acclaimed by writers, critics and readers alike, here is the opening chapter in what has been hailed a landmark of epic fantasy: the awesome 'The Malazan Book of the Fallen'.
The Incredible origin of the great war that defined generations, and how one boy's discovery of love changed the world forever. Often, the greatest things have the humblest beginnings, and this wondrous tale is proof: the good of all we do outlasts us.
Publisher: Eden Studios
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Totally compatible with all d20 System materials, the Liber Bestiarius provides a horde of new creatures for any campaign. From the massive to the minute, from the motivated to the mindless, the monsters stalk your setting with terrifying relentlessness! The Book of Beasts features a full range of creatures from demons and golems to small furry mammals and new PC races, new feats, new spells, and new special abilities! Each creature entry contains: A complete description of each monster, fit for use in any setting. Adventure hooks providing advice on inserting the monster into your campaign. PC suitability entries offering suggestions for adding the beast as a member of the party! A comprehensive listing of d20 System stats. Combat strategies and inclinations, including many new special abilities.
A dramatic, poetic fantasy adventure through time and danger. Are we all we dream ourselves to be? Can love outlast time? Will valor hold true in the darkest hour? Some dare to answer, they are called Mud and Horn, Sword and Sparrow.
The gaslight and shadows of the underground city of Recoletta hide secrets and lies. When Inspector Liesl Malone investigates the murder of a renowned historian, she finds herself stonewalled by the all-powerful Directorate of Preservation – Recoletta’s top-secret historical research facility. When a second high-profile murder threatens the very fabric of city society, Malone and her rookie partner Rafe Sundar must tread carefully, lest they fall victim to not only the criminals they seek, but the government which purports to protect them. Knowledge is power, and power must be preserved at all costs… File Under: Science Fantasy [ Thriller | Society in Ruins | Fully Booked | New and Weird ] From the Paperback edition.
Author: Aaron Rosenberg
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2008-06-24
The aging orc shaman Ner'zhul has seized control of the Horde and reopened the Dark Portal. His brutal warriors once again encroach upon Azeroth, laying siege to the newly constructed stronghold of Nethergarde Keep. There, the archmage Khadgar and the Alliance commander, Turalyon, lead humanity and its elven and dwarven allies in fighting this new invasion. Even so, disturbing questions arise. Khadgar learns of orcish incursions farther abroad: small groups of orcs who seem to pursue a goal other than simple conquest. Worse yet, black dragons have been sighted as well, and they appear to be aiding the orcs. To counter Ner'zhul's dark schemes, the Alliance must now invade the orcs' ruined homeworld of Draenor. Can Khadgar and his companions stop the nefarious shaman in time to stave off the destruction of two worlds?
Author: Belén Vidal
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Release Date: 2012
Figuring the past" geeft een nieuwe kijk op kostuumdrama's die aan het begin van deze eeuw gemaakt zijn en onderzoekt de manieren waarop de hedendaagse cinema het historische verleden herschept. De auteur verkent de relatie tussen visuele motieven en culturele representaties in een aantal belangrijke films van onder anderen James Ivory, Martin Scorsese en Jane Campion. Door te kijken naar de maniëristische voorkeur voor citatie, detail en stilering, pleit de auteur voor een esthetiek van fragmenten en figuren die centraal staan in de historische kostuumdrama's als een0internationaal genre. In gedetailleerde casestudies worden drie belangrijke kenmerken van het genre - het huis, het tableau en de brief - in relatie gebracht met de veranderende begrippen van visuele stijl, melodrama en geslacht.
Written by Brian Azzarello Art and cover by Carlos D'Anda Collecting issues #1-9 of the acclaimed series written by Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS)! Michael Cray - codename: Deathblow - is perhaps the deadliest man in the world, long thought dead. And when it's revealed that he's been alive for years, things get complicated. But not as complicated as when a talking dog, a psychotic dinosaur robot and weaponized rats join the fray. On sale August 6 - 224 pg, FC, $19.99 US
Author: Wilhelm Röpke
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release Date: 2014-04-08
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
“A Humane Economy is like a seminar on integral freedom conducted by a professor of uncommon brilliance.” —Wall Street Journal “If any person in our contemporary world is entitled to a hearing it is Wilhelm Röpke.” —New York Times A Humane Economy offers one of the most accessible and compelling explanations of how economies operate ever written. The masterwork of the great twentieth-century economist Wilhelm Röpke, this book presents a sweeping, brilliant exposition of market mechanics and moral philosophy. Röpke cuts through the jargon and statistics that make most economic writing so obscure and confusing. Over and over, the great Swiss economist stresses one simple point: you cannot separate economic principles from human behavior. Röpke’s observations are as relevant today as when they were first set forth a half century ago. He clearly demonstrates how those societies that have embraced free-market principles have achieved phenomenal economic success—and how those that cling to theories of economic centralization endure stagnation and persistent poverty. A Humane Economy shows how economic processes and government policies influence our behavior and choices—to the betterment or detriment of life in those vital and highly fragile human structures we call communities. “It is the precept of ethical and humane behavior, no less than of political wisdom,” Röpke reminds us, “to adapt economic policy to man, not man to economic policy.”