Author: Roger Taylor
Publisher: Mushroom Publishing
Release Date: 2007-04-01
Book One of the Chronicles of Hawklan. The castle of Anderras Darion has stood abandoned and majestic for as long as anyone can remember. Then, from out of the mountains, comes the healer, Hawklan - a man with no memory of the past - to take possession of the keep with his sole companion, Gavor. Across the country, the great fortress of Narsindalvak is a constant reminder of the victory won by the hero Ethriss in alliance with the three realms of Orthlund, Riddin and Fyorlund against the Dark Lord, Sumeral, hundreds of years before. But Rgoric, the ailing king of Fyorlund and protector of the peace, has fallen under the malign influence of the Lord Dan-Tor, and from the bleakness of Narsindal come ugly rumours. It is whispered that Mandrocs are abroad again and that the Dark Lord himself is stirring. And in the remote fastness of Anderras Darion, Hawklan feels deep within himself the echoes of an ancient power and the unknown, yet strangely familiar, call to arms...
For generations, the Ryhans, ruling family of the Province of Greenwald have been keepers of a sword rumored to possess enough magic to defeat kings. Lord Varthan, a former archduke and betrayer of the king, covets the sword and invades Greenwald. Lady Ceralda Ryhan, daughter of the murdered duke, gains the sword and flees, trusting only her white wolf, Trikser—magically bonded to her. Cera needs nothing more to aid in her fight. Jorrin Aldern, half elfin and half human, left his home in the mountains of Aramour to find his human father who disappeared twenty turns before, but finds Cera with Varthan and his shades on her tail instead. His dual heritage and empathic magic will tempt Cera in ways she never thought she’d desire. But can he convince her trust and love can pave the path to redemption or will the epic battle end in tragedy and evil conquer them all?
Author: Fred Andy
Release Date: 2010-06-02
When Jake Christianson discovers an ancient relic while on a hunting trip in northern Canada, he finds that no amount of military training (which he had received as a former US Special Forces sergeant), could have prepared him for the horror he was about to face. The bejeweled and enchanted sword he has discovered will open the eyes of the evil, both human and inhuman. The ferocity of nature and deviant human greed only serve as sideshows to the inevitable clash between a man and a monster straight out of the realm of fantasy. Jake finds himself involved in a clash between races that no longer exist in this world. With help from the ancient past, he will be forced to use all of his strength and cunning to survive. If he can!
Book One in a new hard-hitting contemporary fantasy saga. Marius Winter doesnt walk the road of the shaman-warrior alone. He has powerful allies in the Other Realms and in ordinary reality. His spirit guides are a Lakota war-chief and medicine man, First In Front; Tigre, a powerful feminine spirit who appears as a white tiger; and Burt, a spirit raven who channels an old Jewish bookie from the Bronx. Now Marius is targeted by a powerful sorcerer. In the battle for the souls of his friends and lover, he must storm the gates of the underworld and fight through the Seven Demi-Demons of Hell to the deepest dungeons to confront Belial himself. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About Marcus Wynne and The Sword of Michael: "Marcus Wynne has created a rare find--an action packed book with characters filled with heart and soul. This is a true "keeper." You have to keep reading--and then keep to read again and savor one more because the story is so rich."¾Heather Graham, #1 New York Times best-selling fantasy author "I'm glad to welcome Marcus Wynne back to the author fold. His own personal journey through Hell and hardship has been transformed into a gripping, action-filled urban fantasy about a man's Journey to Hell to ave all those he loves best in the world. A great debut in a new genre by one of the best action writers in any genre."¾David Morrell, New York Times best-selling author of Murder as a Fine Art "Marcus Wynne's newest page-turner --- his best to date --- rips the veil off of our everyday perceptions to reveal the eternal battle between good and evil that takes place around us and, yes, within us. Labeled as fiction, THE SWORD OF MICHAEL is very real, a story where even Humanists and Theists can find common and exciting ground and which features a New Age shaman exorcist who hopefully has a real world model. If he doesn't, we are all in deep trouble. ¾"Joseph Hartlaub, Senior reviewer, BOOKREPORTER.COM "Marcus Wynne delivers again . . . Shamanic practitioner Marius Winter risks all traveling to the depths of Hell to save everything and everyone important to him. "¾WWE Legend Lance Storm "In Sword of Michael, my good friend Marcus Wynne has created a world where the fight between good and evil is as close as the next visitor or the next town over. The action, both physical and spiritual, jumps off the pages and exposes you to a side of conflict and human nature that is rarely considered by the conscious mind. Sword of Michael provides a modern urban backdrop for a story that is as powerful as it is personal."¾Senior Training NCO, John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center, SERE Cadre, Fort Bragg About Marcus Wynne's No Other Option: _At the heart of this thoughtful thriller is a compelling question: why does a man go bad? Intelligent in content and competent in execution, this is a most suspenseful and entertaining tale.Ó¾Publishers Weekly
The Torch and the Sword is the long-awaited sequel to The Final Quest and The Call. Written for mature Christians, this book is not recommended for the spiritually timid. Continuing themes established in the previous books, The Torch and the Sword carries these themes further and deeper while venturing into new spiritual territories The Torch and the Sword paints an increasingly broad and clear spiritual picture of our times. As Christians, we are called not only to endure the challenges with which we are faced, but also to prevail, seizing the great spiritual opportunities available to us. The truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ is the light which is stronger than any darkness. This book is a call to those who will love and stand for the Truth until His victory is complete.
Author: Alfred Hutton
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release Date: 2012-10-30
Engrossing survey details the uses of such weapons as the two-hand sword, the rapier and its auxiliaries, dagger and small sword, broadsword, duelling sword, and sabre. 48 black-and-white illustrations.
Ein Mädchen ohne Stimme. Ein König in Ketten. Ein Fluch, der sie vereint. Mit fünf Jahren musste Lark mit ansehen, wie ihre Mutter vor ihren Augen hingerichtet wurde. Mit dem letzten Atemzug nahm sie ihrer Tochter die Stimme und die Macht der Worte. Denn Magie ist eine Todsünde in Jeru. Dreizehn Jahre später erscheint der junge König Tiras am Hof von Larks Vater, um diesen an seine Treuepflicht im Krieg zu erinnern. Er nimmt die stumme junge Frau als Geisel mit sich. Zunächst fürchtet Lark den König, doch sie merkt schnell, dass Tiras ebenso wenig frei ist wie sie und dass die Liebe womöglich die einzige Waffe ist, die ihrer beider Ketten sprengen kann ... "Atemberaubend - eine epische Geschichte voller Magie und Romantik!" Totally Booked Blog
Mightier than the Sword opens with an IRA bomb exploding during the MV Buckingham's maiden voyage across the Atlantic – but how many passengers lose their lives? When Harry Clifton visits his publisher in New York, he learns that he has been elected as the new president of English PEN, and immediately launches a campaign for the release of a fellow author, Anatoly Babakov, who's imprisoned in Siberia. Babakov's crime? Writing a book called Uncle Joe, a devastating insight into what it was like to work for Stalin. So determined is Harry to see Babakov released and the book published, that he puts his own life in danger. His wife Emma, chairman of Barrington Shipping, is facing the repercussions of the IRA attack on the Buckingham. Some board members feel she should resign, and Lady Virginia Fenwick will stop at nothing to cause Emma's downfall. Sir Giles Barrington is now a minister of the Crown, and looks set for even higher office, until an official trip to Berlin does not end as a diplomatic success. Once again, Giles's political career is thrown off balance by none other than his old adversary, Major Alex Fisher, who once again stands against him at the election. But who wins this time? In London, Harry and Emma's son, Sebastian, is quickly making a name for himself at Farthing's Bank in London, and has proposed to the beautiful young American, Samantha. But the despicable Adrian Sloane, a man interested only in his own advancement and the ruin of Sebastian, will stop at nothing to remove his rival. Jeffrey Archer's compelling Clifton Chronicles continue in this, his most accomplished novel to date. With all the trademark twists and turns that have made him one of the world's most popular authors, the spellbinding story of the Clifton and the Barrington families continues.
Author: Anthony Leask
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Release Date: 2006-06-15
The Sword of Scotland is the story of Scotland's military heritage. Scotland's fighting men have played a part in shaping the history of our world, and many of the individual countries in it. Its contribution and its sacrifices have been out of all proportion to the size of the Country. The skirl of the pipes and the cry of 'here come the Jocks' have weakened the resolve of many a foe. The Jocks of every Scottish regiment conjure up an image of fierce determination and indomitable courage. To them defeat is unthinkable. The various reasons for this are key themes of this book. The geography of Scotland and its numerous wars with England have played their part. But for over 300 years Scottish regiments have fought with distinction and selfless sacrifice alongside their old foes and played a key role in preserving Britain's freedom. The clan structure and the tremendous pride in family that this has produced over the centuries are the foundations of the regiments of Scotland and their greatest strength in adversity. Everyone with a Scottish connection will understand and be able to relate to this book, which is the story of an unrivalled military heritage
Author: Trevor Schmidt
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Emerson Highsmith is not your average 14-year-old. Sure, he goes to school and hangs out with his friends like everyone else, but Emerson is different. Through his eyes, the entire world is a mystery waiting to be solved. Naturally, when he hears that a 14th century Japanese sword is stolen from a Portland, Oregon museum, he is intrigued. Actually, Emerson can't contain himself. As he doggedly pursues the burglar, the suspects multiply and time is running out before the exhibit moves on. Will Emerson discover the thief's identity? Or will one of Japan's national treasures be lost forever?
Author: Chris Georgenes
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2014-03-15
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