Empress of the Fall

The Sunsurge Quartet

Author: David Hair

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1784291005

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

View: 3255

Desperate for the next Game of Thrones? Pick up Empress of the Fall for your full-on fix of epic fantasy. The Emperor is dead - long live the Empress! Emperor Constant is dead and his rivals are scrabbling for power - but any misstep could plunge the land, already devastated by the shocking outcome of the Third Crusade, into a calamitous civil war. The Imperial throne is not the only one in jeopardy. Two brothers, imprisoned veterans of the Crusades, finally return home to find their father's kingdom being plundered - but the price of regaining their birthright will have far-reaching implications for the entire empire. In the East, Sultan Salim, peacemaker and visionary ruler, faces his greatest challenge as his people demand an invasion of the West in retribution for the Rondian Crusades And lurking in the darkness, orchestrating both the power struggles and the inevitable conflicts, is a shadowy group threatening to destroy civilisation itself. Once more, Urte stands on the brink of cataclysm.

Die Brücke der Gezeiten 8

Die Rückkehr der Flut

Author: David Hair

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641181151

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 1888

Fantastische Welten, epische Abenteuer und mitreißende Helden: Das große Finale der Saga ist endlich da! Das Ende der Mondflut rückt immer näher und der grausame Kaiser Constant zieht alle Kräfte zusammen, um endlich die totale Macht an sich zu reißen. Alaron und Ramita haben nur noch wenig Zeit, die Katastrophe zu verhindern. Zugleich müssen sie Ramitas Sohn, den Nachkommen des mächtigen Magiers Antonin Meiros, beschützen. Die Zeit ist gekommen, das Aszendenz-Ritual zu vollziehen, und neue Mächte machen sich bereit, Urte zu regieren. Diese können den Frieden bringen – oder ewige Verdammnis. Die Entscheidung muss fallen, bevor die Leviathanbrücke in den Fluten des Ozeans versinken wird ...

Das Erwachen des Feuers

Draconis Memoria Buch 1

Author: Anthony Ryan

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608108971

Category: Fiction

Page: 832

View: 1899

Im riesigen Gebiet von Mandinorien gilt Drachenblut als das wertvollste Gut. Rote, grüne, blaue und schwarze Drachen werden gejagt, um an ihr Blut zu kommen. Das daraus gewonnene Elixier verleiht den wenigen Gesegneten übernatürliche Kräfte. Doch das letzte Zeitalter der Drachen neigt sich seinem Ende zu. Kaum jemand kennt die Wahrheit: Die Drachen werden immer weniger und schwächer. Sollten sie aussterben, wäre ein Krieg Mandinoriens mit dem benachbarten Corvantinischen Kaiserreich unausweichlich. Alle Hoffnung des Drachenblut-Syndikats beruht auf einem Gerücht, nach dem es eine weitere Drachenart gibt, die weitaus mächtiger ist als alle anderen. Claydon Torcreek, ein Dieb und unregistrierter Blutgesegneter, wird von der obersten Herrschergilde in das wilde, unerforschte Inland geschickt, um einem Geschöpf nachzuspüren, das er selbst für reine Legende hält: dem weißen Drachen. »Mühelos verbindet Ryan Drachen- Fantasy mit Spionageroman und Seeabenteuer, meisterhaft und glaubwürdig.« Publishers Weekly

The Fall of the Romanoffs; How the Ex-Empress and Rasputine Caused the Russian Revolution

Author: " Author Of "Russian Court Memoirs

Publisher: Theclassics.Us

ISBN: 9781230275185

Category:

Page: 78

View: 3837

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV THE TRAIL OF REVOLUTION THIS narrative cannot be terminated without a sympathetic mention of Lord Lansdowne's perfect way of greeting the new Russian Government. Dealing justly, as every true Englishman always does, Lord Lansdowne in the House of Lords referred in words of respect and sympathy to the ex-Tzar, Nicholas II, "who for nearly three years has been our faithful and noble Ally." It is characteristic of the present intolerance of anything that is not democratic that this speech was not reproduced in any of the Russian papers, although every cultured and true-hearted Russian read it with gratification, appreciating the tribute given by the eminent English statesman to the former Sovereign. Nicholas II committed many errors, but the nobility of his character is beyond all doubt. The distinguished English peer's speech was read with great interest in Petrograd, and proved only too truly the power of his subtle foresight. Russia, in her new guise, regardless of the fervent hopes with which she inspired everyone at the outset, gave a bad quarter of an hour to the Allied Powers, obstructing all efforts to come to a rational understanding. It was as if the Russians had suddenly turned their back on common sense. The first glimpse the Western countries had of Russian people in their gruff uncouthness, without the softening medium of an Imperial Court and of a cultured Government, was not encouraging, but let me convince the English reader that the majority of my countrymen were in despair at the turn things were taking; but they were helpless to stem the current of general disorder. Everything was, and to a certain extent continues to be, in the power of the Soldiers' and Workmen's Deputies. They brought forward the obstacles...

The Treatises of Later Han

Their Author, Sources, Contents, and Place in Chinese Historiography

Author: B. J. Mansvelt Beck

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004088955

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 5311

The official history of the Later Han dynasty (AD 25-220) contains eight so-called Treatises, traditionally regarded as accurate descriptions of the dynasty's institutions. Practically all literature dealing with the bureaucratic system, the geography, the religious beliefs or the calendar of the first two centuries AD is based on these Treatises, even though their value as source material has never been critically examined. This study subjects each of the Treatises in turn to a detailed scrutiny. The sources used by the Chinese historian and their adaption to suit his historiographical tastes, the opinions of previous critics and the weight of the available evidence all pass review in order to arrive at a balanced view of the historiographical value of each individual Treatise.

Die Hure des Kaisers

Historischer Roman

Author: Kate Quinn

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3960480962

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 5685

Rom, 82 n. Chr.: Die junge Sklavin Thea muss ihre Herrin zu den Gladiatorenkämpfen begleiten, die sie verabscheut. Doch diesmal zieht ein neuer Kämpfer alle Zuschauer in seinen Bann: Arius, genannt »der Barbar«. Thea fühlt sofort eine innere Verbundenheit, und tatsächlich sind sie und Arius Seelenverwandte – beide haben so viel Mord und Grausamkeit erlebt, dass sie den Tod verachten. Doch sie können ihre Liebe nicht leben, denn der Kaiser persönlich begehrt Thea für sich.

Empress of the Sun

Author: Ian McDonald

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780876726

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 6004

When Everett Singh's dad was randomly sent to one of the many parallel worlds in the multiverse, Everett discovered a way to find him on the quarantined planet E1, home of the terrifying Nahn. Now he, along with the crew of the airship Everness, has followed a trail to the next world and his father. But this is a world where dinosaurs have had sixty-five million years to evolve, where death is the key to the throne and where the Empress of the Sun has a plan to wipe out every other creature on her planet... and then take her conquest to Earth. All she needs is Everett's infundibulum...

Empress of the World

Author: Sara Ryan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101118393

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4848

Nicola Lancaster is spending her summer at the Siegel Institute, a hothouse of smart, intense teenagers. She soon falls in with Katrina (Manic Computer Chick), Isaac (Nice-Guy-Despite-Himself), Kevin (Inarticulate Composer) . . . and Battle, a beautiful blond dancer. The two become friends--and then, startlingly, more than friends. What do you do when you think you're attracted to guys, and then you meet a girl who steals your heart? A trailblazing debut, reissued with an introduction by acclaimed author David Levithan, and copious back matter, including three graphic novel stories by Sara Ryan (and artists Steve Leiber, Dylan Meconis, and Natalie Nourigat) about the characters.

The Empress of Graniteport

Author: Roland L. Bessette

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491721634

Category: Fiction

Page: 508

View: 2896

In the picturesque coastal village of Graniteport, Maine, Ned Bailey savors the view of his empire from his home built on a bluff above the harbor. Bailey – the self-proclaimed king of Graniteport – and the elders preserve village traditions based on man’s law and a belief that people from away are dangerous and to be avoided and that those of French Canadian ancestry are inferior and to be shunned. Mae Horvath has been in the village for almost twenty years. Hopeful, loyal, and indomitable, Mae is fierce about being an American whose ethnicity happens to be Chinese. When she falls in love with Roy Slade, an attorney from away who settled in the village, it triggers an abhorrence of people violating what Bailey calls the natural order and jealousy on the part of her former husband, Sean. But everything changes when Roy’s daughter and her husband visit Graniteport and make a fateful decision. In this gripping thriller, a deadly tragedy in an insular coastal village results in a cycle fueled by bigotry, hatred, love, renewal, and the emptiness of revenge as secrets are exposed and a town’s people are forever transformed.

Leizu: Empress of the Silkworm

Educational Version

Author: Alex Rounds

Publisher: Learning Island

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 30

View: 2462

In the days not long after the pharaohs in Egypt, there lived a woman in China. Leizu (say lee - zhoo) was an empress. She lived in a beautiful palace in China. The palace had a huge garden filled with many trees and flowers. Leizu and her husband, Hoangti loved to walk through their gardens. The emperor and his wife loved their people and always thought of their happiness. One morning Hoangti and his wife were in the beautiful palace garden. They walked up and down, up and down, talking of their people. They needed to find a way to make their people happy. If they did not, the people might follow a different leader. The emperor talked on and on of how to help his people. They needed money and things they could trade. They also needed a new way to make clothes. Find out about this empress who discovered how to unwind the cocoon of the silkworm and weave the threads into cloth in this 15-minute biography. Ages 8 and up. This Educational Version includes activities designed to reinforce Common Core Curriculum Standards. LearningIsland.com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Many books are appropriate for hi-lo readers. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Edited and Abridged)

Abridged Edition

Author: Edward Gibbon

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 0307419762

Category: History

Page: 1312

View: 9876

Edited, abridged, and with a critical Foreword by Hans-Friedrich Mueller Introduction by Daniel J. Boorstin Illustrations by Giovanni Battista Piranesi Edward Gibbon’s masterpiece, which narrates the history of the Roman Empire from the second century A.D. to its collapse in the west in the fifth century and in the east in the fifteenth century, is widely considered the greatest work of history ever written. This abridgment retains the full scope of the original, but in a breadth comparable to a novel. Casual readers now have access to the full sweep of Gibbon’s narrative, while instructors and students have a volume that can be read in a single term. This unique edition emphasizes elements ignored in all other abridgments—in particular the role of religion in the empire and the rise of Islam.

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Author: Edward Gibbon

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1605201243

Category: History

Page: 524

View: 6767

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is Edward Gibbon's magnum opus, written and published over a 13-year period beginning in 1776. It not only chronicles the events of the downfall starting with the end of the rule of Marcus Aurelius, but proposes a theory as to why Rome collapsed: the populace, Gibbon theorizes, lost its moral fortitude, its militaristic will, and its sense of civic duty. History is considered a classic in world literature, and Gibbon is sometimes called the first "modern historian" for his insistence upon using primary sources for his research. Many scholars today still use his highly regarded work as reference. In this third of seven volumes, readers will find Chapter 25 ("Reigns of Jovian and Valentinian, Division of the Empire") through Chapter 35 ("Invasion by Attila"), which cover the rules of Jovian, Valentinian, Valens, Gratian, Theodosius, Arcadius, Honorius, Eutropius, and Valentinian III; wars in Germany, Britain, Africa, and Persia; the Gothic War in 376; the conversion of Rome; the revolt of the Goths; the numerous sackings of Rome by the Goths and Charles V; revolutions in Gaul and Spain; the life of Saint John Chrysostom; the life of Empress Eudocia; the progress of the Vandals in Africa; and the invasion of the Roman Empire by Attila the Hun. English parliamentarian and historian EDWARD GIBBON (1737-1794) attended Magdelan College, Oxford for 14 months before his father sent him to Lausanne, Switzerland, where he continued his education. He published Essai sur l'tude de la Littrature (1761) and other autobiographical works, including Mmoire Justificatif pour servir de Rponse l'Expos, etc. de la Cour de France (1779).

The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia

Author: Candace Fleming

Publisher: Schwartz & Wade

ISBN: 0375898646

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 304

View: 7457

“[A] superb history.... In these thrilling, highly readable pages, we meet Rasputin, the shaggy, lecherous mystic...; we visit the gilded ballrooms of the doomed aristocracy; and we pause in the sickroom of little Alexei, the hemophiliac heir who, with his parents and four sisters, would be murdered by the Bolsheviks in 1918.” —The Wall Street Journal Here is the tumultuous, heartrending, true story of the Romanovs—at once an intimate portrait of Russia's last royal family and a gripping account of its undoing. Using captivating photos and compelling first person accounts, award-winning author Candace Fleming (Amelia Lost; The Lincolns) deftly maneuvers between the imperial family’s extravagant lives and the plight of Russia's poor masses, making this an utterly mesmerizing read as well as a perfect resource for meeting Common Core standards. "An exhilarating narrative history of a doomed and clueless family and empire." —Jim Murphy, author of Newbery Honor Books An American Plague and The Great Fire "For readers who regard history as dull, Fleming’s extraordinary book is proof positive that, on the contrary, it is endlessly fascinating, absorbing as any novel, and the stuff of an altogether memorable reading experience." —Booklist, Starred "Marrying the intimate family portrait of Heiligman’s Charles and Emma with the politics and intrigue of Sheinkin’s Bomb, Fleming has outdone herself with this riveting work of narrative nonfiction that appeals to the imagination as much as the intellect." —The Horn Book, Starred Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature Winner of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Nonfiction A Robert F. Sibert Honor Book A YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award Finalist Winner of the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction From the Hardcover edition.

Die Romanows

Glanz und Untergang der Zarendynastie 1613-1918

Author: Simon Sebag Montefiore

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 310490152X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1032

View: 7028

Simon Sebag Montefiore, Bestseller-Autor und Russland-Experte, schildert in seiner ebenso spannenden wie unterhaltsamen Biographie ›Die Romanows: Glanz und Untergang der Zarendynastie 1613 - 1918‹ die sagenumwobene Dynastie, die Russland bis heute prägt. Wie kein anderes Adelsgeschlecht sind die Romanows der Inbegriff von schillerndem Prunk, Macht, Dekadenz und Grausamkeit. Über 300 Jahre dominierten sie das russische Reich, mehr als 20 Zaren und Zarinnen gingen aus dem Geschlecht hervor, allesamt getrieben von unbändigem Machthunger und rücksichtslosem Willen zu herrschen – einige dem Wahnsinn näher als dem Genie. Simon Sebag Montefiore erzählt die Saga dieser unglaublichen Familie, in der Rivalität, Giftmorde und sexuelle Exzesse regelrecht auf der Tagesordnung standen. Basierend auf neuester Forschung und unbekanntem Archivmaterial zeichnet er die Schicksale und politischen Verwicklungen nach. Weder zuvor noch danach gab es ein so gewaltiges Reich, in dem sich Glanz und Grausamkeit auf so unheilvolle Weise verbündeten. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen, prächtige Ausstattung. »Exzellent! Im Vergleich dazu ist Game of Thrones das reinste Kaffeekränzchen.« Antony Beevor »Als läse man zwanzig packende Romane in einem Band zusammengefasst.« The Bookseller »Die glorreiche Geschichte der Romanow-Dynastie, voll von Blut, Sex und Tränen.« Daily Telegraph »Ein beindruckendes Buch, das gründliche Recherche mit exzellenter Prosa vereint.« The Times »Montefiores Reise durch die 300 Jahre der Romanows gleicht einer Studie über Brutalität, Sex und Macht, absolut fesselnd [...], die Recherche ist akribisch und der Stil packend.« The Observer