Author: Sarah Micklem

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416588477

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 2495

Firethorn, the first volume in an epic trilogy, is a stunning debut. Sarah Micklem has introduced an unforgettable heroine into the fantasy pantheon. Loving, reckless, and indomitable, Firethorn travels through an imaginary world as real as history and as marvelous as legend. Firethorn flees a life of drudgery to live alone in the forest, relying on her knowledge of herb lore to survive. She returns transformed, indebted to the god who saved her life, and blessed -- or cursed -- with uncanny abilities and a nagging sense of destiny. After a few nights of dalliance with Sire Galan, a high-caste warrior on his way to join the king's army, Firethorn seizes the chance to go with him, only to find she has exchanged one form of servitude for another. The army readies for war in the vast encampment of the Marchfield, where men prey on each other and women dare go nowhere alone. Among the lowborn harlots and the highborn dames of the camp, Firethorn learns to use her gifts as a healer, venturing into realms of dream and shadow. Desire drew Firethorn and Sire Galan together, but love binds them -- a love that has no place in the arrangement between a warrior and his sheath. When Galan makes a wager with disastrous consequences, Firethorn uses her gifts to intervene in his fate and learns just how hard it can be to tell honor from dishonor, justice from vengeance. Sarah Micklem has written an extraordinary tale -- at once magical and earthbound, beautiful and violent. She immerses readers in a remarkably imagined world where gods are meddlesome, the highborn uphold their privileges with casual brutality, and a woman's only recourse may be the strength she finds within.


Author: Ronie Kendig

Publisher: Barbour Publishing

ISBN: 1607427400

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 1469

Don your tactical gear and enter the world of black ops and espionage within the pages of Ronie Kendig’s thriller Firethorn. Former Marine Griffin “Legend” Riddell, a fugitive from injustice, finds it difficult to trust anyone. Covert operative Kazi Faron, the woman sent to free him, has a dangerous secret that may jeopardize her life, mission, and the only man she respects. As Griffin and Kazi race around the globe to save Nightshade, the danger mounts. Will they find the culprit sabotaging their black ops team? Can their newfound feelings and trust survive when Griffin and Kazi face truth and terror?

Camaro Restoration

Author: Tom Currao,Tim Currao

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780895863751

Category: Transportation

Page: 200

View: 4326

Camaro sweeping the country! And with the help of the Camaro Restoration Handbook, you can restore your 1967 through 1981 Camaro either piece by piece, or from the ground up! Authors Tom Currao and Ron Sessions detail the complete restoration process necessary to turn any street-beaten Camaro into a true show winner! With over 500 photos and drawings, it's the most complete Camaro restoration resource available!

Fire Thorn

Author: Mathew Bridle

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781515376460


Page: 440

View: 8292

The land of Alzear is in turmoil: goblins and the undead rule in the place of men. The people have fled to the neighboring dwarf land of Grimlaw where they lick their wounds and dream of retaliation. Dekor is not one to wait, young and fuelled by fire, the warlock sets out to unite the troll tribes under one banner. His journey takes him through many danger filled lands: through jungles, forests, frigid mountains and orc infested lands. Can he survive the hazards and find the Pyracantha and return the trolls to their lost city?

Wild Jams and Jellies

Delicious Recipes Using 75 Wild Edibles

Author: Joe Freitus,Salli Haberman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780811732475

Category: Cooking

Page: 322

View: 5605

Contains countless recipes for jams, jellies, pickles, preserves, sauces, and butters, including: Blueberry Jam Strawberry Jelly Cocoplum-Amaretto Sauce Sapphireberry Preserves Prickly Pear Jam Spicy Black Gum Jelly and many more! Jam lovers looking for an alternative to preservatives, synthetic sweeteners, and artificial flavors have long turned to wild edibles as a source for their own spreads and condiments. Wild Jams and Jellies is an excellent primer on the art and science of creating these delectables, covering all the equipment you'll need as well as essential techniques for selecting plants, adding sugar and pectin, cooking on a stove or microwave, choosing containers, and creating a firm seal. It also includes hundreds of time-tested recipes, from familiar favorites such as cranberry sauce and grape jelly to more exotic selections like passion flower rum sauce and manzanita chow chow. Each one is a delicious treat, more flavorful, nutritious, and satisfying than anything you'll find in a supermarket.

The Trip to Jerusalem

Author: Edward Marston

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 0749040157

Category: Fiction

Page: 322

View: 5438

For Lord Westfield's Men, Every high road leads to death When the deathly horrors of the Black Plague decimate the audiences in London's theatres, the acclaimed troupe of players called Lord Westfield's Men take to the high road to seek out fresh audiences. But wherever they go, they are thwarted by misfortune and baffled by mysteries. Their scripts are stolen, their players abducted. A dead man walks, and a beautiful woman hears the voice of God. Only one man is clever enough to match swords with the troupe's burgeoning troubles. Upon Nicholas Bracewell, the company's bookholder and mainstay, falls the burden that may cost him his life - as they head for an ancient inn called The Trip to Jerusalem, where the last act of a bloody drama is about to begin.

Blindfold on a Tightrope

Men's Myths & Men's Mysteries

Author: Ramfis S. Firethorn

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462822134

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 212

View: 3980

What makes a Man? Perhaps the question ought to be: How is a Man made? --Lets try again. By what process is the boy, the young male human, transformed into that kind of adult human male whom societies recognize as a Man? If it were merely a process of physical maturation, then the Twentieth Century would not have spent nearly a quarter its literary substance on exploring the question. There would be no massive accumulation of psychological difficulties associated with insecurity about the matter. Ramfis S. Firethorn asserts, in Blindfold on a Tightrope, that Manhood is a real psychological state, attained through ritual Mysteries which a healthy society provides to its young males; and that the absence of these Mysteries in post-industrial times has been psychologically debilitating to the individual (both male and female) and culturally devastating to society. No one can teach you the Mysteries; but in this book (which is part anthropological exploration, part poetic evocation) Firethorn points out some guideposts along the way. From the hunt to the dance, from ancient myths to modern misconceptions, exploring Manhood and Godhead, the author offers exercises that may help you identify the Gateway. Not for the faint-hearted nor prudish: this is a journey for those who want a spiritual challenge! When first published in 1993 the book was well-received by men and women alike: but there were those who did not like it, and perhaps the best review, the most important, came from a Southern California High Priestess who stormed into the publishers office, slammed her first down on the desk, and proclaimed: Men must not be allowed to think these thoughts! It can be transformative: it can also be dangerous.

The Mad Courtesan

Author: Edward Marston

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 0749012021

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2933

Butchery outside a London brothel leaves Westfield's Men in disarray While England is brought low by rumours of Queen Elizabeth's declining health, celebrated theatre company Lord Westfield's Men suffer their own bitter blows. A vicious feud between players causes chaos; a rival company launches a new production; a mysterious beauty reduces their leading actor to a lovelorn wreck; and a brutal murder leaves the group of actors reeling. With matters so fraught, even a performing horse becomes a threat. Stage manager Nicholas Bracewell, accustomed to damage control, is the only man with the wit to keep the company afloat. As the Queen sinks towards death, Nicholas begins to discern the connections between the company's misfortunes and the larger shadow falling over England . . .

The Vagabond Clown

Author: Edward Marston

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 0749015268

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6343

I hoped that we might be safe but we have not seen the last of them, after all. They want more blood.' During a performance of their new play, A Trick to Catch a Chaste Lady, Westfield's Men are sabotaged, and they find themselves in the throngs of an audience-player melee. In the midst of the rotten-vegetable battlefield, one of the audience members is found stabbed, and their masterful clown, Barnaby Gill, is discovered with a broken leg. With the company clown-less, they must find a replacement before they embark on their tour of Kent. Enter Gideon Mussett, a ruffian, scallywag and all around drunk. Thinking the victim in the theatre was an accident. Nicholas Bracewell and his fellows soon learn that there is more to this death than a drunken brawl. With a murderer still on the loose, it appears further deaths are on the cards, but who will be the second victim?

The Roaring Boy

Author: Edward Marston

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 0749015802

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6974

One play, two murders and a grievous miscarriage of justice After a calamitous performance and the death of one of their own, Lord Westfield’s Men are more than despondent. So when the mysterious Simon Chaloner follows Nicholas Bracewell home with an offer of a new play, anonymously penned, his offer seems too good to refuse. It is a story of a simple death used to conceal a greater treachery, perhaps even treason. But they could never have known how dangerous one play could be. Or how telling the tale of a murdered mathematician might put them all in jeopardy. It is up to Nick to once more save the acting troupe from disaster, to reveal the traitor that threatens both Queen and country, and to prove who really killed The Roaring Boy.

The Laughing Hangman

Author: Edward Marston

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 074901590X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9171

A laughing hangman turns the stage into the gallows... When Nicholas Bracewell finds himself once again in the parlour of his lost love, Anne Hendrik, he was not expecting her entreaties to embroil him in the murder of a beloved choir master. Between tales of cruelty, forgotten maps of London and a butcher determined to rescue his son, it is yet another mystery for the book keeper to untangle. But will his quest endanger Lord Westfield’s Men? As their latest play, The Misfortunes of Marriage, threatens to break them apart beneath the playwright’s own belligerent ribaldry, the threat of the hangman stalks ever closer. And with every step his laughter rings with the power to turn even the hallowed stage into the gallows.

The Bawdy Basket

Author: Edward Marston

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 0749015217

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9385

"You've killed before, I fancy," he said. "It's my trade." Theatre troupe Westfield's Men take on a new actor, Francis Quilter, after reaching new heights of success. But with the new member, brings new trouble. Quilter's father, Gerard, is on trial for the murder of an enemy, but he denies the charge and Nicholas Bracewell sets about proving his innocence. However, Bracewell's loyalty to Francis drives a wedge between the players. Who will clear the Quilter family name? On their quest for the truth, they stumble across an unlikely ally, who may just hold the answers they're looking for.


A Novel

Author: Sarah Micklem

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 074329369X

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 1746

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

For the Love of a Green-Eyed Piano Player

Author: Ramfis S. Firethorn

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462822207

Category: Fiction

Page: 317

View: 4601

Michael Fowler is doing his best not to fall in love with Steve Lopes, a piano player with eyes as green as willow shoots and hair the color of polished chestnuts. Love is just not in the cards for an actor whose career is on the rise, and who has just landed the triple part in Shakespear´s "Hamlet;" the role that Shakespear himself is likely to have played. But Steve is really hard to get out of his head, and, he fears, his heart. Then there is the fact that Steve wants him to do an ´environmental´ performance, playing his non-existant cousin Toby in order to solve some long-term family problems. Steve was raised by his beloved Aunt Minerva who, it appears, has imaginary relatives as well as real ones. And the real ones want to get their hands on her money. To top it off, there is a serial killer who has been murdering Gay men, and the killer has Michael at the head of his hit list. Set in the 1980s in San Francisco and Los Angeles, Mason Powell´s Gay romantic crime novel is a tightly plotted tale of murder and madness, of theater and people whose lives put the theater to shame. It is also a tour of places as they were and characters as they are likely to remain in California: a state which holds its zanies to be its greatest natural resource. "If you love a good love story, you will love this novel. If you love a good mystery, you will keep turning the pages. If you loved "Tales of the City," you will want to return to the golden days of the 80s in San Francisco with this book." ---Diana L. Paxson Author of "Priestess of Avalon"

Telling Lies About the Wolves

Early Literary Tales of Mason Powell

Author: Ramfis S. Firethorn

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462822215

Category: Fiction

Page: 218

View: 7388

Telling Lies About the Wolves is a collection of fourteen short stories by Mason Powell, some of them previously unpublished, most previously uncollected. Those who know the work of Mason Powell primarily from his intense and often frightening novel The Brig may be surprised at this collection of his early, literary, tales. While they primarily deal with Gay characters, their insights about the human condition reach across the boundaries by which humanity too frequently catagorizes itself into us and them, and reveal eternal truths (some of them not very pretty, but nonetheless true) such as are at the heart of all good fiction. There are homoerotic moments, to be sure, but they are handled with a restraint and delicacy which one might not expect from this author. The great surprise of this collection is the variety of the stories. Next to cynicism there is sentiment. Next to the grimly realistic, there is the heroic, which usually emerges in us ordinary mortals only in the most extraordianry circumstances. In some places the author achieves a kind of mystical bond with the reader which can be downright alarming. And there is humor, sometimes subtle, sometimes slapstick; never a thing one associates with a writer most famed for erotica. The short story, as a form, has been out of favor for a while. With the shortened attention span of the average person these days, and art of all kinds coming in bytes rather than banquets, it might very well be that the time for a revival of short reading has come. If so, Mr. Powell1s collection comes at a most welcome juncture. If you have never read any fiction about Gay people, this might be a good place to start. If you have, and your tastes are sharpened, you may find this a feast of many courses. --Olin T. Fredegar

Sappi Tree Spotting

Bushveld, Including Pilanesberg and Magaliesberg

Author: Rina Grant,Val Thomas,Joan Van Gogh

Publisher: Jacana Media

ISBN: 9781770091238

Category: Botanical illustration

Page: 278

View: 9193

Sappi Tree spotting is a new, easy method of tree identification, written for the newcomer to an area, as well as the experienced tree enthusiast.

Der Feuerstein


Author: Rae Carson

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641105463

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 528

View: 8223

Die beste Heldin aller Zeiten Endlich wieder eine Heldin, die man lieben muss! Prinzessin Elisa, Trägerin des Feuersteins und kluge Königstochter, könnte alles sein für ihr Volk – Retterin und Auserwählte. Doch Elisa ist dick und von Selbstzweifeln geplagt, und weder ihr Vater noch ihre schöne Schwester oder ihr viel zu gut aussehender Bräutigam scheinen der schüchternen und mehr als rundlichen Sechzehnjährigen sonderlich viel zuzutrauen. Erst als Elisa entführt wird und nicht nur ihr Leben in Gefahr ist, zeigt sie, was in ihr steckt ... Alle hundert Jahre wird ein Mensch auserwählt, den göttlichen Feuerstein zu tragen. Prinzessin Elisa von Orovalle ist so eine Steinträgerin. Aber Elisa ist auch dick und außerdem nur die Zweitgeborene. Diejenige, die noch nie etwas Herausragendes vollbracht hat – und die auch nicht glaubt, das jemals tun zu können. Doch dann wird sie an ihrem sechzehnten Geburtstag die geheime Ehefrau eines schönen und mächtigen Königs – eines Königs, dessen Reich im Innern von Intrigen und von außen von grausamen Invasoren bedroht wird und der eine Heldin und keine Versagerin an seiner Seite braucht. Er ist jedoch nicht der Einzige, der Elisa für seine Zwecke einspannen will. Als die Prinzessin von mysteriösen Rebellen entführt wird, nimmt sie ihr Schicksal erstmals selbst in die Hand: Mit all ihrem Mut, ihrer Entschlossenheit und Klugheit schließt sie sich den Aufständischen an und kämpft gegen die feindliche Armee. Denn Elisa weiß, der Feuerstein, der in ihrem Nabel schlummert, könnte ihr unglaubliche Macht verleihen. Falls es ihr gelingt, seine Magie zu entfesseln. Falls sie nicht zu früh stirbt. Denn das ist das Schicksal der meisten Auserwählten ...

Plant-growth Regulators

Author: John William Mitchell

Publisher: N.A


Category: Agricultural chemicals

Page: 75

View: 9609

Attention was first directed toward this group of chemicals when it was found that a substance known as indole-acetic acid had plant growth-regulating properties. This discovery, which was at the time only remotely related to practical agriculture, suggested to scientists that there were many other chemically related substances capable of regulating plant growth. Efforts to adapt the use of these substances to agricultural practice have met with considerable success in connection with plant propagation and fruit production.