First Contact In Her Name Book 1

Author: Michael R. Hicks
Publisher: Michael R. Hicks
ISBN: 9780984492725
Release Date: 2010-05-31
Genre: Fiction

Led by Commander Owen McClaren, the TNS Aurora is embarked on an extended survey mission, searching for new worlds that could support human life. Drawn to an uncharted star system by the discovery of potentially habitable planets, the crew of the Aurora discovers something entirely unexpected: the planets are already inhabited, but not by humans. Approached by gigantic alien starships, Aurora's crew makes ready for humanity's very first contact with another sentient race. But nothing could prepare them for what fate has in store. For they have entered the domain of the Kreelan Empire, which has waited thousands of years to find another spacefaring race against which to wage war to honor their Empress. With all but one of the crew killed in bloody close combat, the aliens send Aurora home bearing the sole survivor: the Messenger, a young crewman who carries with him an alien artifact that is humanity's only sign of how much time remains until they are plunged into an interstellar war...

Legenden des Krieges Das blutige Schwert

Author: David Gilman
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644401051
Release Date: 2017-07-21
Genre: Fiction

Der erste Band von David Gilmans packender Romanserie «Legenden des Krieges» England, 1346. Der junge Steinmetz Thomas Blackstone wird vor die Wahl gestellt: Entweder der Tod durch den Strick – für einen Mord, den er nicht begangen hat. Oder er schließt sich der englischen Armee an, für die König Edward dringend weitere Bogenschützen sucht. Die Entscheidung fällt ihm nicht schwer. Doch in der Normandie lernt Thomas die bittere Realität des Krieges kennen. Ritterlichkeit ist ein Kodex für bessere Zeiten. Gnade gibt es nicht – schon gar nicht in der Schlacht von Crécy, dem blutigen Kessel des Hundertjährigen Krieges ...

Krieg und Frieden

Author: Leo Tolstoi
Publisher: Null Papier Verlag
ISBN: 9783954181711
Release Date: 2019-01-05
Genre: Fiction

Zwischen 1863 und 1869 schuf Leo Tolstoi dieses Werk, das in seiner erzählerischen Breite auf bis dahin unerreicht kunstfertige Weise einen Historien-, Familien- und Bildungsroman vereinte. Hintergrund ist der Krieg zwischen Russland und Frankreich. Der mit über 200 Figuren überreich bevölkerte Roman schildert die Schicksale dreier Familien über mehrere Generationen hinweg. Tolstoi spring kunstvoll zwischen familiären, privaten Szenen und der Schilderung von Schlachten und kriegerischen Manövergesprächen hin und her und bietet so ein einen einmaligen Einblick in die russisch-aristokratische Seelenlage der damaligen Zeit. Das Buch ist psychologischer Spiegel und kulturphilosophisches Brennglas in einem. Der geschickte Aufbau des Buches und die sprachlich bis ins Letzte ausgefeilte Intensität ließen Tolstois Werk schnell zu einem Klassiker von Weltrang werden. »O Himmel, welch heftiger Überfall!« erwiderte der Fürst, ohne durch diesen Empfang in Aufregung zu geraten. Der Fürst trug die goldgestickte Uniform des Hofes mit Ordenssternen, seidene Strümpfe und Schnallenschuhe. Sein Gesicht zeigte beständig ein liebenswürdiges Lächeln. Er sprach Französisch, jenes gewählte Französisch, in dem unsere Großväter nicht nur sprachen, sondern auch dachten, und in dem gemessenen, herablassenden Ton eines einflußreichen Würdenträgers, der am Hofe alt geworden ist. Er näherte sich Anna Pawlowna, küßte ihr die Hand, indem er sein kahles, parfümiertes Haupt neigte, und ließ sich dann bequem auf einem Sofa nieder. »Vor allem, verehrte Freundin, beruhigen Sie mich über den Zustand Ihrer Gesundheit«, fuhr er in galantem Tone fort, der aber nicht frei von Spott war. Null Papier Verlag www.null-papier.de

33 Gesetze der Strategie

Author: Robert Greene
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 9783446436428
Release Date: 2015-02-02
Genre: Political Science

In diesem Buch spannt Robert Greene einen weiten Bogen und stellt uns die Großmeister der Strategie vor, von Sunzi bis Churchill, von Hannibal über Friedrich den Großen bis Napoleon. Von ihren großen Erfolgen, aber auch von ihren Fehlern kann jeder lernen, denn strategisches Denken braucht man überall: in Wirtschaft und Politik, im Beruf wie im Privatleben. Die "33 Gesetze der Strategie" des Bestsellerautors Robert Greene erstmals auf Deutsch: knapp, prägnant, unterhaltsam.

The Last Strike Book 5 of the Last War Series

Author: Peter Bostrom
Publisher: Last War
ISBN: 1720175764
Release Date: 2018-09-08
Genre: Fiction

His son is dead. His ship is dead. His career is dead. But Spectre is very much alive. And with his plans of galactic domination laid bare, Captain James Mattis must gather what allies he can to stop him. Admiral Pippa Spears and the HMS Caernarvon make a mysterious discovery in the wreckage of the USS Stennis, one that could change the outcome of the war. And in the uproar after the assassination of the American President she and Captain Mattis race across the galaxy after the suspected shooter, knowing full well the murder is another of Spectre's schemes to throw them off guard while he carries out his sinister plans. Plans that Mattis and Spears are close to unraveling. The cost of failure is unthinkable: a destroyed Earth and an unstoppable immortal foe.

The Last War Trial

Author: Edward Sylvester Ellis
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
ISBN: 0976800780
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Fiction

Part of the Deerfoot Series, this third and final volume presents the adventures of Fred Linden, Terry Clark, and their friend Deerfoot. It is set at the close of the eighteenth century in the southwestern part of the present state of Missouri.

The Last Operation The Remnants of War Series Book 1

Author: Patrick Astre
Publisher: ePublishing Works!
ISBN: 9781614175070
Release Date: 2013-12-05
Genre: Fiction

A US Special Forces operator and veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, Richard Daniels is weary of serving government officials. Ensconced deep in the Florida Everglades, Daniels flies out of his own base of operations, rescuing wealthy refugees from dangerous situations then using the funds to extract unfortunates facing the same dangers. When two shadowy government-types attempt to hire Daniels and his team, Daniels flatly refuses. Then his seaplane is impounded, a federal warrant is issued for his arrest, and Deeno, an honorary team member with Downs Syndrome, is detained on federal charges. Daniels' mind is changed. His new mission: In exchange for Deeno's freedom, hunt down and return "Bio", a genetically enhanced soldier gone rogue. Simple enough; Bio is already a proven killer. But when Daniels finds the diary of the last man Bio killed... plans change. THE REMNANTS OF WAR, in series order The Last Operation The Doppelganger Protocol The Devil's Eye Twilight of Demons

Nella Last s War

Author: Nella Last
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 9781847654083
Release Date: 2018-01-25
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

'Next to being a mother, I'd have loved to write books...' Nella Last, Oct 8, 1939 In September 1939, housewife and mother Nella Last began a diary whose entries, in their regularity, length and quality, have created a record of the Second World War which is powerful, fascinating and unique. When war broke out, Nella's younger son joined the army while the rest of the family tried to adapt to civilian life. Writing each day for the "Mass Observation" project, Nella, a middle-aged housewife from the bombed town of Barrow, shows what people really felt during this time. This was the period in which she turned 50, saw her children leave home, and reviewed her life and her marriage - which she eventually compares to slavery. Her growing confidence as a result of her war work makes this a moving (though often comic) testimony, which, covering sex, death and fear of invasion, provides a new, unglamorised, female perspective on the war years.

Last War Dance

Author: Warren Murphy
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780751558135
Release Date: 2014-08-21
Genre: Fiction

The eyes of the world are on the small Midwestern town of Wounded Elk when it is captured by rampaging Indians who intend to even the score. And what no one - except the secret government law-enforcement organisation CURE - knows yet, is that just outside the city limits is the United States' biggest and most secret nuclear installation, loaded with enough atomic weapons to send us back to the Stone Age. Something amazing is needed to stop the arsenal falling into the wrong hands. Or perhaps, someone amazing . . . Remo Williams is The Destroyer, an ex-cop who should be dead, but instead fights for CURE. Trained in the esoteric martial art of Sinanju by his aged mentor, Chiun, Remo is America's last line of defence. Breathlessly action-packed and boasting a winning combination of thrills, humour and mysticism, the Destroyer is one of the bestselling series of all time.

World War II The Last War Heroes

Author: Stephen Bull
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781780962030
Release Date: 2011-11-11
Genre: History

The companion volume to the groundbreaking TV series, this book tells the story of the physical, emotional and psychological journey of Allied soldiers from the beaches of Normandy to the ruins of Berlin. In their own words these brave men from Britain, the United States, Canada and Russia tell us what it was like to face the bullets, bombs, mortars, mines and artillery shells of Nazi Germany. Interviews with over 80 soldiers who fought in the conflict, totalling 150 hours, provide a new perspective on the experiences of 1944Â?45. Building on the high-speed, multi-camera filming of World War II weapons and munitions shown in the TV series, this book brings the terrifying reality of the war to life. Technical descriptions and the experiences of the men in the field explain the dramatic power and effect that this weaponry had on the battlefield, from the sinister simplicity of the deadly AP mine through to the immense firepower of the 88mm gun, giving the modern historian a unique insight into the last days of the war for the troops on the frontline. This is not a history of generals, of armies manoeuvring and strategic objectives. It is a book about the ordinary men put into incredible situations, deprived of sleep and food, and in constant fear of death on the long road to victory.

The Stories of Ray Bradbury

Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Everyman's Library
ISBN: 0307269051
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Fiction

A volume of 100 top-selected stories by the iconic writer includes Martian tales, pieces inspired by life in Mexico and offbeat reminiscences of a childhood in Green Town, Illinois. By the National Medal of Arts-winning author of Fahrenheit 451.

The Sanctuary Series Books 1 3 Defender Avenger and Champion

Author: Robert J. Crane
Publisher: Midian Press
ISBN:
Release Date:
Genre: Fiction

This is a collection of the first three titles in the Sanctuary Series (THIS SERIES IS NOW COMPLETE), which is about a warrior in the mythical world of Arkaria, facing great battles against magical and fantastical foes. (Approx. 357,000 words or 950 pages total.) 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. Books included: 1. Defender 2. Avenger 3. Champion Defender: Cyrus Davidon leads a small guild in the human capital of Reikonos. Caught in an untenable situation, facing death in the den of a dragon, they are saved by the brave fighters of Sanctuary who offer an invitation filled with the promise of greater adventure. Soon Cyrus is embroiled in a mystery - someone is stealing weapons of nearly unlimited power for an unknown purpose, and Sanctuary may be the only thing that stands between the world of Arkaria and total destruction. Avenger: 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. Champion: As the war heats up in Arkaria, Vara is forced to flee after an ancient order of skilled assassins infiltrates Sanctuary and targets her. Cyrus Davidon accompanies her home to the elven city of Termina and the two of them become embroiled in a mystery that will shake the very foundations of the Elven Kingdom – and Arkaria. Additional Books not included in set (in best reading order): Crusader (Sanctuary Series, Book 4) Sanctuary Tales (Short Story Collection) Thy Father's Shadow (Sanctuary Series, Book 4.5) Master (Sanctuary Series, Book 5) Fated in Darkness (Sanctuary Series, Book 5.5) Warlord (Sanctuary Series, Book 6) Heretic (Sanctuary Series, Book 7) Legend (Sanctuary Series, Book 8)

Dark Space

Author: Jasper T. Scott
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 9783492965835
Release Date: 2017-03-20
Genre: Fiction

Ethan und sein Sohn Atton wurden wegen Hochverrats gefangen genommen und ihnen droht die Todesstrafe. Doch auch der Rest der Besatzung der Defiant ist dem Untergang geweiht. Denn das Raumschiff ist im Herrschaftsgebiet der Sythianer gestrandet. Und allen an Bord droht ein kalter, dunkler Tod. Währenddessen verfolgt der finstere Alec Brondi seine Pläne weiter, seine Gegner zu vernichten. Doch er selbst ist auf der Flucht und die führt ihn zu dem einzigen Ort, an dem er sich noch sicher fühlen kann – den Dark Space ... Mit diesem Band setzt Jasper T. Scott seine gefeierte Saga um einen erbarmungslosen galaktischen Krieg fort.

Troy

Author: Si Sheppard
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472801302
Release Date: 2014-03-20
Genre: Fiction

When Paris, prince of Troy, ran off with Helen, wife of the king of Sparta, it launched the greatest war of the mythic age of Greece. Heroes and gods assembled on both sides, as the combined armies of Greece launched a siege that would last for ten years. During that time, famous heroes, such as Achilles, Ajax, and Hector, would find glory on the battlefield, before being cut down. Others, such as Agamemnon, Odysseus, and Aeneas, would survive the war, only to face even greater challenges afterwards. Thanks to the Iliad of Homer, and numerous other ancient sources, the story of the siege of Troy has survived over 3,000 years. In this new book in the Myths and Legends series, Professor Si Sheppard draws together all of these ancient writings to tell the complete story of the Trojan war, from the flight of the "face that launched a thousand ships†? to the great wooden horse that brought the city to bloody ruin.

Battlemage

Author: Stephen Aryan
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 9783492969222
Release Date: 2015-09-14
Genre: Fiction

Die Welt, die Stephen Aryan kreiert, ist hart und erbarmungslos. Ein irrer König überzieht das Land mit Krieg. Sein Lieblingsspielzeug im Vernichtungsfeldzug ist ein größenwahnsinniger Hexenmeister, der längst all seine Menschlichkeit verloren hat. Einzig die letzten verbleibenden Kriegsmagier stehen zwischen ihm und dem Herz des Reiches. Doch ihre Zahl ist gering und ihre Reihen wanken, während die einfachen Soldaten in der Schlacht sterben wie die Fliegen. Die Götter interessieren diese sterblichen Schicksale wenig, sich einzumischen ist nicht ihre Art. Doch tatenlos zuzusehen, wie der Glaube an sie immer schwächer wird, können sie sich bald nicht mehr erlauben. Die letzten Tage des Krieges brechen an ...