The Blood Debt

Author: Duncan M. Hamilton
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 197646059X
Release Date: 2017-09-27
Genre:

A blade fit for a hero. An army for a tyrant. A reckoning long awaited, and a tale reaching its end. The riveting conclusion to the Wolf of the North trilogy by Duncan M. Hamilton.

The Wolf of the North

Author: Duncan M. Hamilton
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1539423441
Release Date: 2016-10-24
Genre: Magic

It has been generations since the Northlands have seen a hero worthy of the title. Many have made the claim, but few have lived to defend it. Timid, weak, and bullied, Wulfric is as unlikely a candidate as there could be. A chance encounter with an ancient and mysterious object awakens a latent gift, and Wulfric's life changes course. Against a backdrop of war, tragedy, and an enemy whose hatred for him knows no bounds, Wulfric will be forged from a young boy, into the Wolf of the North.

Jorundyr s Path

Author: Duncan M. Hamilton
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 154630861X
Release Date: 2017-05-10
Genre: Magic

Jorundyr's Path is walked only by the brave. It is survived only by the strong. As Wulfric pursues Adalhaid's Blood Debt, he soon learns that the path to revenge is never easy, and the desires of men and the will of gods rarely meet. Aethelman seeks answers to questions long ignored. Rodulf chases power and wealth. From the streets of Elzburg to the dry plains of Darvaros, Wulfric walks Jorundyr's Path and encounters a world larger than he could ever have dreamed of: filled with friends, enemies, and danger-the crucible from which heroes are forged.

The First Blade of Ostia

Author: Duncan M. Hamilton
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1505245389
Release Date: 2014-12-17
Genre: Dueling

The 'First Blade of Ostia' is an accolade few will achieve. In Ostenheim, a city obsessed with duelling, it is one that nobody forgets. Bryn's earliest memory is of watching duels in the arena. His earliest dream is of taking his place there. Amero has no dreams. His life has been about fulfilling the expectations of others. In search of a path of his own, the dreams of others are too tempting to resist. After years of sacrifice and hard work, Bryn is finally a professional duellist. Becoming the First Blade of Ostia no longer seems the childish fantasy it once did. To find the man standing in his way is also his best friend will test him in ways he would never have believed.

The Tattered Banner

Author: Duncan M. Hamilton
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 148101322X
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Fiction

The Tattered Banner placed 8th on BuzzFeed's 12 Greatest Fantasy Books Of The Year, 2013. Unique talent always attracts attention... In a world where magic is outlawed, ability with a sword is prized above all else. For Soren this means the chance to live out his dreams. Plucked from a life of privation, he is given a coveted place at Ostenheim's Academy of Swordsmanship, an opportunity beyond belief. Opportunity is not always what it seems however, and gifts rarely come without conditions. Soren becomes an unwitting pawn in a game of intrigue and treachery that could cost him not just his dreams, but also his life.

The Huntsman s Amulet

Author: Duncan M. Hamilton
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1493559656
Release Date: 2013-11-28
Genre: Fiction

Alone in a foreign land, Soren must come to terms with loss and a gift that has been as much a burden as a benefit. A long abandoned city may hold the answers he seeks about the Gift of Grace, but a lethal assassin proves that old enemies have not forgotten him. As misfortune pulls him ever farther from an unsettled score, he finds hope in an unexpected place... The Huntsman's Amulet follows The Tattered Banner and is the second part of the Society of the Sword trilogy.

The Telastrian Song

Author: Duncan M. Hamilton
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1499694458
Release Date: 2014-07-07
Genre: Fiction

The final part of the Society of the Sword Trilogy. A remote farm and meagre crops are a far cry from Ostenheim and the life of a banneret, but they are not far enough. For Soren to be free of Amero, there is only one answer. In Ostenheim, Duke Amero presides over a war-weary population and an empty treasury, but still he hungers for more. An Intelligencier uncovers the disturbing resurgence of sorcery in the city, while an avaricious colleague sees the chance to prove his worth to the Duke. Enemies and allies emerge from unexpected places, as Soren must face his former patron and idol for a final reckoning. The Telastrian Song follows The Huntsman's Amulet and is the concluding part of the Society of the Sword Trilogy.

Blood on Snow

Author: Jo Nesbo
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 9780804172561
Release Date: 2015-04-07
Genre: Fiction

From the internationally acclaimed author of the Harry Hole novels—a fast, tight, darkly lyrical stand-alone novel that has at its center the perfectly sympathetic antihero: an Oslo contract killer who draws us into an unexpected meditation on death and love. This is the story of Olav: an extremely talented “fixer” for one of Oslo’s most powerful crime bosses. But Olav is also an unusually complicated fixer. He has a capacity for love that is as far-reaching as is his gift for murder. He is our straightforward, calm-in-the-face-of-crisis narrator with a storyteller’s hypnotic knack for fantasy. He has an “innate talent for subordination” but running through his veins is a “virus” born of the power over life and death. And while his latest job puts him at the pinnacle of his trade, it may be mutating into his greatest mistake. . . . From the Hardcover edition.

Of Wolves and Men

Author: Barry Lopez
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781480409156
Release Date: 2016-05-31
Genre: Nature

National Book Award Finalist: A “brilliant” study of the science and mythology of the wolf by the New York Times–bestselling author of Arctic Dreams (The Washington Post). When John Fowles reviewed Of Wolves and Men, he called it “A remarkable book, both biologically absorbing and humanly rich, and one that should be read by every concerned American.” In this National Book Award–shortlisted work, literary master Barry Lopez guides us through the world of the wolf and our often-mistaken perceptions of another species’ place on our shared planet. Throughout the centuries, the wolf has been a figure of fascination and mystery, and a major motif in literature and myth. Inspiring fear and respect, the creature has long exerted a powerful influence on the human imagination. Of Wolves and Men takes the reader into the world of the Canis lupus and its relationship to humankind through the ages. Lopez draws on science, history, mythology, and his own field research to present a compelling portrait of wolves both real and imagined, dispelling our fear of them while celebrating their place in our history, legends, and hearts. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Barry Lopez including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

Pilgrim

Author: Pieter Cilliers
Publisher: Protea Book House
ISBN: 1869195078
Release Date: 2012-09-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Like so many other gay people, Pieter Cilliers seeks acceptance, and answers, on his pilgrimage towards spirituality, faith and religion.

King of Thorns

Author: Mark Lawrence
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780425256237
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Fiction

After finding ancient, magical artifacts hidden in a chamber beneath the castle, King Jorg plots to use them against the twenty thousand members of the enemy's approaching army.

Field of Schemes

Author: Neil deMause
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803285484
Release Date: 2015-03-01
Genre: Architecture


Sapiens

Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062316103
Release Date: 2015-02-10
Genre: Science

New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.

The Dragon s Blade

Author: Michael R. Miller
Publisher:
ISBN: 1909122653
Release Date: 2015-11-10
Genre: Fiction

"Compelling and enjoyable" the British Fantasy Society Dragons once soared in the skies, but that was before the Transformation, before they took human form. Now, demonic forces stand to obliterate them. When left mortally wounded, Darnuir, the Prince of Dragons, can only be saved through a dangerous rebirthing spell. He is left as a babe in human hands. Twenty years later, Darnuir is of age to wield the Dragon's Blade. As the last member of his bloodline, he is the only one who can. He is plunged into a role he is not prepared for, to lead a people he does not know. Shadowy demons ravage his new home and the alliance between humans, dragons and fairies has fractured. Time is short, for new threats and deadlier enemies are emerging...

The Blood Curse

Author: Emily Gee
Publisher: Solaris
ISBN: 9781849979146
Release Date: 2015-06-24
Genre: Fiction

"Those who drink the water shall thirst for blood. They shall be as wild beasts." A curse is ravaging the Seven Kingdoms. Fugitive Osgaardan prince, Harkeld, is the one person who can destroy it. Guarded by Sentinel mages, pursued by Fithian assassins, he begins the final?and most dangerous?stage of his quest: entering the cursed kingdom of Sault, where drinking even one drop of water means madness and death. But the mages aren?t the only travelers heading east. Princess Brigitta, abducted by the Fithians, is also bound for Sault?unless she can escape. And in close pursuit is her loyal armsman, Karel. Young orphan, Jaum‚, is also headed for Sault?where he will be forced to make decisions that will change the fate of the Seven Kingdoms forever.