Nach dem letzten großen Krieg sollte eigentlich Frieden im Reich Valdar herrschen. Doch neues Unheil erhebt sich: Die Anhänger eines dunklen Gottes suchen ihren Meister zu befreien - und der Schlüssel dazu ist ein kleines Mädchen. Als das Kind entführt wird, verbünden sich drei Männer, um sie zu befreien: Manatasi, ein Prinz des Warantu-Volkes, sein Schamane Sirasa und der Elfenkrieger Gulneras. Damit beginnt eine abenteuerliche Reise, die sie in Schlachten mit den tödlichsten Kreaturen Valdars führt ...
The third volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them As the Shadow of Mordor grows across the land, the Companions of the Ring have become involved in separate adventures. Aragorn, revealed as the hidden heir of the ancient Kings of the West, has joined with the Riders of Rohan against the forces of Isengard, and takes part in the desperate victory of the Hornburg. Merry and Pippin, captured by Orcs, escape into Fangorn Forest and there encounter the Ents. Gandalf has miraculously returned and defeated the evil wizard, Saruman. Sam has left his master for dead after a battle with the giant spider, Shelob; but Frodo is still alive—now in the foul hands of the Orcs. And all the while the armies of the Dark Lord are massing as the One Ring draws ever nearer to the Cracks of Doom. “A triumphant close . . . a grand piece of work, grand in both conception and execution. An astonishing imaginative tour de force.” – Daily Telegraph Includes the complete appendices and index for The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
When Anil hears about a big wedding in the village, he decides to make twelve kites to fly in honour of the bride. But Anil's mother is making clothes for the special day and she needs Anil's help, and all of his ribbons and sequins too. How can there be a wedding without kites? Spirals are the next step up from ZigZags and introduce children to longer stories. Each illustrated title tells an exciting tale which is divided into short chapters. Very new readers might tackle a chapter at a time, while more independent readers would be happy to read a complete story in one sitting.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 1988-03-31
Stephen Berg--a distinguished poet--and Diskin Clay--an eminent classicist--combine their talents to offer a dazzling and original version of Sophocles' timeless work. Emphasizing the intensity of the spoken language, they capture the unrelenting power of Sophoclean drama.
Author: Dave Eggers
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2013-02-07
New from Dave Eggers, National Book Award finalist A Hologram for the King In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter's college tuition, and finally do something great. In A Hologram for the King, Dave Eggers takes us around the world to show how one man fights to hold himself and his splintering family together in the face of the global economy's gale-force winds. This taut, richly layered, and elegiac novel is a powerful evocation of our contemporary moment - and a moving story of how we got here. 'A master of the surprising metaphor, Eggers's great skill is in tracking the exuberant chaos of thought, with all its sudden poignancies and unexpected joys' Daily Telegraph 'Among the most influential writers in the English language' GQ 'Eggers can write like an angel' Tablet
A king wanted to get rich quick by letting his subjects work all day. However, he did not consider the fact, that the fairy godmother Elisa would upset his plans. Flour which explodes, bread which is burned and a tree that falls will chasten the king...
Gregg Easterbrook, author of the wildly popular ESPN.com column Tuesday Morning Quarterback takes on football's place in American society. Gridiron football is the king of sports – it's the biggest game in the strongest and richest country in the world. Of the twenty most-watched television broadcasts ever, both in the United States and internationally, all twenty were Super Bowls. In The King of Sports, Easterbrook tells the full story of how football became so deeply ingrained in American culture. Both good and bad, he examines its impact on American society at all levels of the game. The King of Sports explores these and many other topics: * The real harm done by concussions (it's not to NFL players). * The real way in which college football players are exploited (it's not by not being paid). * The way football helps American colleges (it's not bowl revenue) and American cities (it's not Super Bowl wins). * What happens to players who are used up and thrown away (it's not pretty). * The hidden scandal of the NFL (it's worse than you think). Using his year-long exclusive insider access to the Virginia Tech football program, where Frank Beamer has compiled the most victories of any active NFL or major-college head coach while also graduating players, Easterbrook shows how one big university "does football right." Then he reports on what's wrong with football at the youth, high school, college and professional levels. Easterbrook holds up examples of coaches and programs who put the athletes first and still win; he presents solutions to these issues and many more, showing a clear path forward for the sport as a whole. Rich with reporting details from interviews with current and former college and pro football players and coaches, The King of Sports promises to be the most provocative and best-read sports book of the year.
Author: Gary W. Fehring
Publisher: CSS Publishing
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Dinner With The King engages young people through creative, down-to-earth settings that draw from important biblical images and theological understandings of Holy Communion. These chancel dramas are imaginative, playful, and allow for wide participation. They get at the heart of Christian understanding in an accessible way. This is a fun and valuable tool. Peter Strommen Bishop, Northeastern Minnesota Synod Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Here's a set of six chancel dramas that will captivate young people (and the entire congregation) while helping them to learn the deeper significance of the sacramental meal at the heart of Christian worship -- and what it means to be invited guests at the Lord's Table. Originally conceived for middle-school age youth, these flexible pieces can be adapted for any size group; some can even be performed by adults. Minimal props and costumes are required, so the sketches are perfect for smaller churches -- yet they lend themselves to more elaborate presentation as well. These insightful dramas are excellent not only for presentation during worship, but also for congregational programs, youth nights, classroom instruction, or individual devotional reading. Titles include: * Dinner With The King * Passover * Jesus Food * Partytime * Youth Retreat * The Evening Good News Gary W. Fehring is a retired pastor who resides in Milaca, Minnesota. During nearly four decades of ministry, Fehring served Evangelical Lutheran Church in America parishes in Minnesota and Wisconsin. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and Luther Theological Seminary. CSS Pub
A novel about the obsessions of the two great rulers at the palace of Versailles describes how Louis XIV celebrates his armies' victory over Holland while the head gardener, Jean-Baptiste de la Quintinie, the King's gardener, works to the rhythms of the seasons to make the gardens beautiful.
Author: Carol Fenner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Eleven-year-old Ian and his Vietnam veteran father have been homeless for years, but now his father has found a perfect place for them—an abandoned city courthouse with heat, plenty of bathrooms, and lots of exits and entrances. Then, two things happen that threaten Ian’s fragile security: his father disappears, leaving Ian to fend for himself with the survival skills he’s learned through the years, and Ian discovers that a local museum is mounting an exhibition of kites in the courthouse.Suddenly, Ian’s safe hideaway is filled with people—and with extraordinary, beautiful kites that spark Ian’s imagination and draw him out of his shadow existence. Will the kites be Ian’s downfall…or his salvation?
Author: Howard A. Snyder
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Release Date: 2010-02-28
A classic revisited--revised and expanded. For over twenty-five years, Howard Snyder's Community of the King has set the standard for a penetrating look at the relationship between the kingdom of God and the earthly church. Biblically and practically Snyder helps us think through such crucial questions as What is the kingdom of God? What role does it play in history? What does it mean for the church to be an agent of the kingdom? Once we grasp the nature of the kingdom, Snyder helps us explore its implications for the church as we experience it in daily life. The church, he argues, is part of God's dramatic plan to reconcile all things to himself. The church that is true to its calling will emphasize the God-given gifts of all its members and develop structures and strategies that reflect God's reign in the world. In addition to a completely new chapter on developments in Christian thinking on the church since its first publication, this new edition of Community of the King contains a fully updated bibliography and is revised throughout. Here is a classic book for all concerned with church life and growth.