Clash of Iron

Author: Angus Watson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405528532

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 2553

LEADERS ARE FORGED IN THE FIRES OF WAR Iron Age warriors Dug and Lowa captured Maidun castle and freed its slaves. But now they have conquered it, they must defend it. A Roman invasion is coming from Gaul, but rather than uniting to protect their home, the British tribes battle each other - and see Maidun as an easy target. Meanwhile, Lowa's spies infiltrate Gaul, discovering the Romans have recruited bloodthirsty British druids, and Maidunite Ragnall finds his loyalties torn when he meets Rome's charismatic general, Julius Caesar. War is coming. Who will pay its price? For more epic action from Angus Watson, check out: West of West Trilogy You Die When You Die The Land you Never Leave Where Gods Fear to Go The Iron Age Trilogy Age of Iron Clash of Iron Reign of Iron

Age of Iron

Der Krieger

Author: Angus Watson

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492971849

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 2432

Dug Sealskinner, ein kampfesmüder Söldner, hilft ständig den falschen Leuten. Da wäre Spring, ein Mädchen, das er auf dem Schlachtfeld findet. Oder Lowa, eine der gefürchtetsten Bogenschützinnen des Reiches, auf ihrem persönlichen Rachefeldzug gegen den König. Jetzt steht Dug auf der falschen Seite jenes Heeres, in das er ursprünglich eintreten wollte. Und nicht nur Zadars Krieger trachten ihm und seinen Gefährten nach dem Leben, sondern auch ein blutrünstiger Druide mit schier unbezwingbaren Kräften. Alles, was Dug dem entgegensetzen kann, sind seine Kriegsaxt, ein kleines Mädchen und die unbezähmbare Lowa, die sie noch alle ins Grab bringen wird. Ja, es ist ein guter Tag, um zu sterben.

The Grapes of Wrath

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440637121

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 2661

The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanized—and sometimes outraged—millions of readers. First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads—driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. Out of their trials and their repeated collisions against the hard realities of an America divided into Haves and Have-Nots evolves a drama that is intensely human yet majestic in its scale and moral vision, elemental yet plainspoken, tragic but ultimately stirring in its human dignity. A portrait of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless, of one man’s fierce reaction to injustice, and of one woman’s stoical strength, the novel captures the horrors of the Great Depression and probes into the very nature of equality and justice in America. At once a naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, road novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbeck’s powerful landmark novel is perhaps the most American of American Classics. This Centennial edition, specially designed to commemorate one hundred years of Steinbeck, features french flaps and deckle-edged pages. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Adventures Of The Summerswill

Book I: Aloft

Author: Taylor R. Powers

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477158588

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 7863

Timmon Strongtail was no ordinary otter . . . Timmon Strongtail wanted to fly. The skies above Sylva are no longer free but under the heel of a vicious Wolf. Timmon will assemble his crew and attempt to live out the stories and fables that he learned by heart as a pup. A buccaneer adventure aboard airships beginning, as all the creatures and undesireables of Sylva gather for one final battle.

Mesmerized

Author: Candace Camp

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 146032711X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9063

"From its delicious beginning to its satisfying ending, Camp's delectable [story] offers a double helping of romance." —Booklist Olivia Moreland has forever denied the possibility of clairvoyant abilities, working instead to discredit the mediums that flock to London. But when Lord Stephen St. Leger requests her help in investigating an alleged psychic's claims, she can't deny the ominous presence she feels within the walls of his ancient estate—or the intimately familiar connection she feels to Stephen himself. The last time he'd called Blackhope Hall home, Stephen had watched as his elder brother claimed both the family title and the woman he loved. Now, in the wake of his brother's murder, Stephen has reluctantly returned to find his family ensconced in scandal. Who is responsible for his brother's untimely death—a dark spirit or the psychic who claims to have channeled it? And what is it about psychic investigator Olivia Moreland that so thoroughly draws him in, reigniting a passion he hasn't felt in years? As they search for answers, Stephen and Olivia discover that the only way to fight a powerful evil is with a powerful love.

Malice

Author: John Gwynne

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230767273

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

View: 1691

Called a 'Hell of a debut' by bestselling author Conn Iggulden, Malice by John Gwynne is the first in The Faithful and the Fallen series. Young Corban watches enviously as boys become warriors, learning the art of war. He yearns to wield his sword and spear to protect his king’s realm. But that day will come all too soon. Only when he loses those he loves will he learn the true price of courage. The Banished Lands has a violent past where armies of men and giants clashed in battle, the earth running dark with their heartsblood. Although the giant-clans were broken in ages past, their ruined fortresses still scar the land. But now giants stir anew, the very stones weep blood and there are sightings of giant wyrms. Those who can still read the signs see a threat far greater than the ancient wars. Sorrow will darken the world, as angels and demons make it their battlefield. Then there will be a war to end all wars. High King Aquilus summons his fellow kings to council, seeking an alliance in this time of need. Prophesy indicates darkness and light will demand two champions, the Black Sun and the Bright Star. They would be wise to seek out both, for if the Black Sun gains ascendancy, mankind’s hopes and dreams will fall to dust.

The Rage

Reflections on Risk

Author: Steve De Maio

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781894765633

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 4677

Risk-taker Steve De Maio explores risk in this eclectic collection of climbing essays and poetry written over a 20-year period. Starting with the Hard Years of his youth when he was out of work and moving through to the present, De Maio's stories can be sombre, humorous or just plain outrageous. Yet throughout this collection, the author examines the theme of risk: what it is, how it can be managed and how his attitude toward it has changed over time.

Shahnameh

The Persian Book of Kings

Author: Abolqasem Ferdowsi

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440649660

Category: Poetry

Page: 928

View: 2396

Among the great works of world literature, perhaps one of the least familiar to English readers is the Shahnameh: ThePersian Book of Kings, the national epic of Persia. This prodigious narrative, composed by the poet Ferdowsi between the years 980 and 1010, tells the story of pre- Islamic Iran, beginning in the mythic time of Creation and continuing forward to the Arab invasion in the seventh century. As a window on the world, Shahnameh belongs in the company of such literary masterpieces as Dante’s Divine Comedy, the plays of Shakespeare, the epics of Homer— classics whose reach and range bring whole cultures into view. In its pages are unforgettable moments of national triumph and failure, human courage and cruelty, blissful love and bitter grief. In tracing the roots of Iran, Shahnameh initially draws on the depths of legend and then carries its story into historical times, when ancient Persia was swept into an expanding Islamic empire. Now Dick Davis, the greatest modern translator of Persian poetry, has revisited that poem, turning the finest stories of Ferdowsi’s original into an elegant combination of prose and verse. For the first time in English, in the most complete form possible, readers can experience Shahnameh in the same way that Iranian storytellers have lovingly conveyed it in Persian for the past thousand years.

Excalibur

A Novel of Arthur

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250017378

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 2934

In The Winter King and Enemy of God Bernard Cornwell demonstrated his astonishing ability to make the oft-told legend of King Arthur fresh and new for our time. Now, in this riveting final volume of The Warlord Chronicles, Cornwell tells the unforgettable tale of Arthur's final struggles against the Saxons and his last attempts to triumph over a ruined marriage and ravaged dreams. This is the tale not only of a broken love remade, but also of forces both earthly and unearthly that threaten everything Arthur stands for. Peopled by princesses and bards, by warriors and magicians, Excalibur is the story of love, war, loyalty, and betrayal-the work of a magnificent storyteller at the height of his powers.

Age of Iron

Author: Angus Watson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405528524

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 1760

LEGENDS AREN'T BORN. THEY'RE FORGED. Dug Sealskinner is a down-on-his-luck mercenary travelling south to join up with King Zadar's army. But he keeps rescuing the wrong people. First, Spring, a child he finds scavenging on the battlefield, and then Lowa, one of Zadar's most fearsome warriors, who's vowed revenge on the king for her sister's execution. Now Dug's on the wrong side of that thousands-strong army he hoped to join - and worse, Zadar has bloodthirsty druid magic on his side. All Dug has is his war hammer, one rescued child and one unpredictable, highly-trained warrior with a lust for revenge that's going to get them all killed . . . It's a glorious day to die. Look out now for YOU DIE WHEN YOU DIE - first in a new historical fantasy series from Angus Watson. 'Watson's tale is gore soaked and profanity laden - full of visceral combat and earthy humor, and laced with subtle magic. The blend of historical accuracy and authorial liberties suggests an old-school sword-and-sorcery epic, though with some modern sensibilities thrown in for good measure!' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY 'Would I read the next one? Yes, absolutely. Bring me my hammer, bring my beer, bring it on.' SF CROWSNEST 'Watson has created a brilliant and confident debut . . . If you like your fantasy packed with hammer-wielding heroes, bloodthirsty druids, strong female leads, action, intrigue, betrayal, and a brilliantly conceived world then AGE OF IRON is for you.' THE BOOK BEARD 'Thoroughly entertaining from the get go . . . I really got a kick out of the AGE OF IRON' THE ELOQUENT PAGE For more epic action from Angus Watson, check out: West of West Trilogy You Die When You Die The Land you Never Leave Where Gods Fear to Go The Iron Age Trilogy Age of Iron Clash of Iron Reign of Iron

Clash of Kingdoms

What the Bible Says about Russia, ISIS, Iran, and the End Times

Author: Charles Dyer,Mark Tobey

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0718089715

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 5289

From the bestselling authors of The Rise of Babylon and The ISIS Crisis, the essential guide for Christians about what Bible prophecy foretells concerning current events in the Middle East—especially the rise of ISIS and the resurgence of Russia—while providing a way to find peace and hope in the face of end times concerns. ISIS, Russia, and Iran are daily atop headlines and are among chief sources of intensifying unease among Americans about how current world conflicts will unfold. Using the Old Testament texts of prophets Ezekiel and Daniel as foundational passages, Bible experts Charles Dyer and Mark Tobey explain the connection between Bible prophecy and real-time events such as the growing alliance between Russia and Iran; the unsettling of the region as ISIS ravages countries and redraws boundaries; and the pull of Turkey and Saudi Arabia into the fray by Russian encroachment, Iranian meddling, and the United States’ inability to create and lead a coalition. Simultaneously, Dyer and Tobey provide practical encouragement and spiritual principles for finding comfort, strength, and perspective in an unsettling time while laying out a strategy for responding out of faith rather than fear in the face of end times concerns.

Reign of Iron

Author: Angus Watson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405528516

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 2714

THE ACTION-PACKED FINAL VOLUME IN THE EPIC TRILOGY THAT FANTASY FANS EVERYWHERE ARE TALKING ABOUT 'Unflinchingly bloodthirsty and outrageously entertaining' Christopher Brookmyre 'It simply grabbed me by the throat and wouldn't let go' Bibliosanctum 'Gore soaked and profanity laden - full of visceral combat and earthy humor' Publishers Weekly 'Would I read the next one? Yes, absolutely. Bring me my hammer, bring my beer, bring it on!' SF Crowsnest 'Fun and addictive' Fantasy Faction Invaders have massacred and pillaged their way through neighbouring kingdoms and loom on the far side of the sea, ready to descend upon the fortress of Maidun - with them are an unstoppable legion of men twisted by dark magic. Somehow Queen Lowa's army must repel the invasion, although their best general is dead and their young druid powerless. She faces impossible odds, but when the alternative is death or slavery, a warrior queen will do whatever it takes to save her people. For more epic action from Angus Watson, check out: West of West Trilogy You Die When You Die The Land you Never Leave Where Gods Fear to Go The Iron Age Trilogy Age of Iron Clash of Iron Reign of Iron

Iron Clash

Author: Billy Wong

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781495947322

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

View: 9346

Action-packed fantasy adventure with a powerhouse female epic warrior in the spirit of Achilles or Beowulf. The continuing saga of a warrior whose army-slaying sword belies her kind heart. With the ultimate weapon in hand, treacherous prince Victor gathers allies from around the world to join him in his bid for Kayland. As civil war looms, Rose races against time to stop Victor's power from growing out of hand and save her country. Foes old and new gather under his banner, forming the fearful coalition of the Tri-Principality. But when Victor using another guise calls forth the last survivors of an ancient civilization, will his deception force Rose and friends to exterminate an entire race? A full length novel. Seventh in the Iron Flower series. Includes a bonus short story, "King of Heroes."

The History of Mining

The events, technology and people involved in the industry that forged the modern world

Author: Michael Coulson

Publisher: Harriman House Limited

ISBN: 0857192663

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 488

View: 6384

THE INDUSTRY THAT FORGED THE MODERN WORLD Throughout history metals and raw materials have underpinned human activity. So it is that the industry responsible for extracting these materials from the ground - mining - has been ever present throughout the history of civilisation, from the ancient world of the Egyptians and Romans, to the industrial revolution and the British Empire, and through to the present day, with mining firms well represented on the world's most important stock indexes including the FTSE100. This book traces the history of mining from those early moments when man first started using tools to the present day where metals continue to underpin economic activity in the post industrial age. In doing so, the history of mining methods, important events, technological developments, the important firms and the sparkling personalities that built the industry are examined in detail. At every stage, as the history of mining is traced from 40,000BC to the present day, the level of detail increases in accordance with the greater social and industrial developments that have played out as time has progressed. This means that a particular focus is given to the period since the industrial revolution and especially the 20th century. A look is also taken into the future in an effort to chart the direction this great industry might take in years to come. Many books have been written about mining; the majority have focused on a particular metal, geographical area, mining event or mining personality, but 'The History of Mining' has a broader scope and covers all of these essential and fascinating areas in one definitive volume.

Clash of Cultures?

The Romano-British Period in the West Midlands

Author: Roger White,Mike Hodder

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1785709232

Category: History

Page: 350

View: 2911

The general perception of the west midlands region in the Roman period is that it was a backwater compared to the militarized frontier zone of the north, or the south of Britain where Roman culture took root early – in cities like Colchester, London ,and St Albans – and lingered late at cities like Cirencester and Bath with their rich, late Roman villa culture. The west midlands region captures the transition between these two areas of the ‘military’ north and ‘civilized’ south. Where it differed, and why, are important questions in understanding the regional diversity of Roman Britain. They are addressed by this volume which details the archaeology of the Roman period for each of the modern counties of the region, written by local experts who are or have been responsible for the management and exploration of their respective counties. These are placed alongside more thematic takes on elements of Roman culture, including the Roman Army, pottery, coins and religion. Lastly, an overview is taken of the important transitional period of the fifth and sixth centuries. Each paper provides both a developed review of the existing state of knowledge and understanding of the key characteristics of the subject area and details a set of research objectives for the future, immediate and long-term, that will contribute to our evolving understanding of Roman Britain. This is the third volume in a series – The Making of the West Midlands – that explores the archaeology of the English west midlands region from the Lower Palaeolithic onwards.

Old Shanghai and the Clash of Revolution

Author: X. L. Woo

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 087586998X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

View: 4206

In the early 20th century, life in Shanghai played out against a shifting political backdrop that eventually melded into the Pacific side of World War II, shattering the structures and burning off the patina that for centuries had made 'Old Shanghai' a world unto itself. In this personal history we follow one man through the cataclysmic changes in China during the past 75 years. His life spans Japan's conquest of Shanghai in 1937 to the civil war and Communist takeover, through Mao's desperate attempts to modernize a medieval country while fending off real and imagined threats of foreign intervention and subversion from within. Finally, after watching Deng Xiaoping open the economy while keeping a tight rein on social freedoms, in an atmosphere of burgeoning corruption, the protagonist makes it to the United States to see for himself what the tales of freedom and democracy might offer. The author shows in particular how property owners and intellectuals fared under all the turmoil and all the great leaps forward -- and backward – from the Japanese to Chiang Kai-shek, Mao and Deng Xiaoping. Meanwhile, the Chinese people had been allured by the ideals of democracy and freedom of speech as promoted by the West, and longed for the chimera of a life of ease and abundance, while corruption grew. A wave of emigration followed as many took the first opportunity to go to the West and taste a different world.

Devil's Guard Blood and Iron

Author: Eric Meyer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911092506

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 9395

The second thrilling book in the Devil's Guard series. The SS Officer who was to pursue a brutal career in the jungles of Vietnam has another battle to face. Kursk, the showdown between German and Soviet armour. After the bloody struggle for Kharkov, the SS Officer who was later to pursue a brutal and bloody career in the jungles of Vietnam has another battle to face. Kursk, the name that has come to symbolise the epic showdown between German and Russian armour, the greatest tank battle in history. The story begins before the battle when the commanders of both sides are fighting an intelligence war. Sent on a mission behind the lines into the heavily defended Kursk salient, Obersturmfuhrer Jurgen Hoffman and his platoon has to fight their way back to their own lines. When they return there is a traitor who needs to be hunted down, a traitor supplying German secrets to the enemy. The battle commences and the monstrous clash of iron and flesh threatens to tear Hoffman's regiment, SS-Deutschland Panzer Grenadiers, into bloody ruin.

The Clash of Thrones

The Kingdoms at War Series

Author: Robert Watt

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146532660X

Category: Fiction

Page: 217

View: 4764

Back of book text: For thousands and thousand of years the Ten Kingdoms have been at war. The god, Traxias had grown tired of constant battles and wars going on cause death to all humankind. Traxias come to a White Wizard named Kelarina AnTanis and in a dream he tells her to take what he has created and called the Peace Stone to Mount Charnel in the Quawear Mountains in the faraway Kingdom of Quentaria. Once there the god tells shell find a special cave on Mount Charnel with a white marble altar in it. He tells Kelarina shes to place the Peace Stone on the white marble altar and peace and tranquility will come to the Ten Kingdoms of Babashalon. The story continues with numerous colorful character weaving in and out the story line.

YOU DIE WHEN YOU DIE

An Epic Fantasy from the author of AGE OF IRON

Author: Angus Watson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0356507572

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 8354

***The start of a brand new trilogy*** ***Epic fantasy from a David Gemmell Award shortlisted author*** ***Watson has 1000s of Goodreads and Amazon ratings*** YOU DIE WHEN YOU DIE . . . You can't change your fate - so throw yourself into battle, because you'll either end the day a hero or drinking mead in the halls of the gods. That's what Finn's people believe. But Finn wants to live. When his settlement is massacred by a hostile nation, Finn plus several friends and rivals must make their escape across a brutal, unfamiliar landscape, and to survive, Finn will fight harder than he's ever fought before. The author of Age of Iron returns with You Die When You Die - an epic fantasy adventure in which a mismatched group of refugees battle animals and monsters, determined assassins, an unforgiving land and each other as they cross a continent to fulfil a prophecy. 'I loved every second of it . . . More please, as soon as is humanly possible!' The Eloquent Page 'Hugely entertaining' SFX 'A rip-roaring, swiftly paced adventure set in a sprawling and beautifully detailed world . . . sure to win the devotion of plenty of fans' RT Book Reviews 'The first book in Watson's new fantasy trilogy is raw, violent, and gritty . . . You Die When You Die blurs the lines between hero and villain into who lives and who dies. He who survives another day wins for the moment; tomorrow might be another story' Booklist For more epic action from Angus Watson, check out: West of West Trilogy You Die When You Die The Land you Never Leave Where Gods Fear to Go The Iron Age Trilogy Age of Iron Clash of Iron Reign of Iron