Legend

Author: Marie Lu

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110154595X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

View: 9422

"Legend doesn't merely survive the hype, it deserves it." From the New York Times bestselling author of The Young Elites What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem. From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets. Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Legend

Author: David Gemmell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405511982

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 5970

The Legend Druss, Captain of the Axe: the stories of his life were told everywhere. Instead of the wealth and fame he could have claimed, he had chosen a mountain lair, high in the lonely country bordering on the clouds. There the grizzled old warrior kept company with snow leopards and awaited his old enemy death. The Fortress Mighty Dros Delnoch, protected by six outer walls, the only route by which an army could pass through the mountains. It was the stronghold of the Drenai empire. And now it was the last battleground, for all else had fallen before the Nadir hordes. And hope rested on the skills of that one old man...

Legend

An Event Group Thriller

Author: David L. Golemon

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429930192

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 2084

Go down a river of no return, toward a fateful meeting with an animal that predates mankind's existence by ninety million years---after a treasure that has captured man's desires for centuries. This is what Legends are made of. The year 1533: Sent by Francisco Pizarro, Captain Hernando Padilla and his small Spanish expedition found the legend that men had only dared to whisper. In a lost valley deep in Brazil, he discovered what had driven men of greatness into sheer madness: El Dorado, the largest gold deposit in the world, hidden away from the march of time, preserved as the pristine Eden of wondrous sights and forgotten people. But what he found wasn't just gold. Instead, Padilla and his crew awakened a devil hidden in the lost valley, a beast of the Amazon who rises from the mother of all waters to viciously kill any who threaten the secret of the long-vanished Incas. But one soldier survives the bloody savagery and, before dying, shares his story with a lone priest in Peru. A secret the Vatican quickly buried away. The Present: Professor Helen Zachary is searching for a hidden legend, buried deep within the Amazon Basin---a great beast who has survived there since the dawn of time, a being ready to plunge modern science into a world of darkness. And into this darkness, Professor Zachary and her team vanish. Now a letter from a colleague of Zachary's sends the Event Group, led by Major Jack Collins, chasing down the professor's lost expedition and into the legendary darkness of the Amazon. Dedicated to discovering the truth behind the myths and legends propagated throughout world history, the Event Group---an agency within the U.S. government that officially doesn't exist---ensures that mistakes from the past are never repeated. They are a dedicated collection of the nation's most brilliant men and women of science, philosophy and the military. Using cutting-edge technology exclusively designed for the Event Group by the U.S. military, they travel from Brazil to the Little Bighorn, from Columbia to the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery. As they do, the Event Group faces mounting opposition from several different adversaries bent on either discovering the whereabouts of El Dorado . . . or trying to bury the legend forever.

Legend

Author: Mad Andy

Publisher: Rockfic Press, LLC

ISBN: 0977994414

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

View: 3701

This sweeping tale of loss, love and pride touches on forbidden boundaries while giving the reader a taste of what used to be, and tying it into what shall come. Legend is alternate universe band fiction at its best.

King Arthur

The Truth Behind the Legend

Author: Rodney Castleden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134373775

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 1943

King Arthur is often written off as a medieval fantasy, the dream of those yearning for an age of strong, just rulers and a contented kingdom. Those who accept his existence at all generally discard the stories that surround him. This exciting new investigation argues not only that Arthur did exist, as a Dark Age chieftain, but that many of the romantic tales - of Merlin, Camelot and Excalibur - are rooted in truth. In his quest for the real King Arthur, Rodney Castleden uses up-to-date archaeological and documentary evidence to recreate the history and society of Dark Age Britain and its kings. He revives the possibility that Tintagel was an Arthurian legend, and proposes a radical new theory - that Arthur escaped alive from his final battle. A location is even suggested for perhaps the greatest mystery, the whereabouts of Arthur's grave. King Arthur: The Truth Behind the Legend offers a more complete picture of Arthur's Britain and his place in it than ever before. The book's bold approach and compelling arguments will be welcomed by all readers with an interest in Arthuriana.

Große Haus-Legend der Heiligen

Das ist: historische, klare und ausführliche Beschreibung von den Leben und Thaten der Heiligen, auch von denen Geheimnissen Christi des Herrn, auf bewegliche und unbewegliche Feste, und alle Tage im Jahr; durch ... Betrachtungen und Erzehlungen, zu Erklärung des heiligen Wandels, herrlichen und heroischen Tugenden der heiligen Freunden Gottes ...

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Publisher: N.A

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Legend

Author: Jude Deveraux

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671036947

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 8753

From one of the world's most beloved novelists comes a triumphant historical romance that sweeps from modern-day Virginia to 1873 Colorado, weaving a time-travel tale filled with adventure, tenderness, and passion that only New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux could deliver. Her wedding fast approaching, celebrated chef Kady Long knew she was the luckiest woman alive…until she slipped into a delicate satin wedding dress she found in an antique flour tin, and was overcome by an odd dizzy spell. When she came to, Kady was in the dusty western town of Legend, Colorado—where a hanging was about to commence! With quick wits and more than a little moxie, Kady halts the proceedings, much to the relief of one Cole Jordan, a tall, thankful, and very appealing man. Now it’s Kady’s turn to enlist his help to find a way back home. But before long, Kady discovers a passion that she knows can only live in Legend—until Cole reveals a secret that unites them in a way Kady never could have imagined.

AB The Legend A Photographer's Tribute

Author: Pradeep Chandra

Publisher: Rupa Publications

ISBN: 8129125196

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 212

View: 320

Angry Young Man; Big B; Superstar; Icon: The epithets are many for Amitabh Bachchan-the man who has captured and held the imagination of Indians for several decades now. And yet, what could be more appropriate, more fitting for who he is and what he is than 'Legend'. Bachchan was the undisputed king of Bollywood for years-at one point of time, eight of his films were celebrating their silver jubilees simultaneously. Then came his fall from grace in the early Nineties. Today, he is back to where he was, and more. He has had five hits in 2005, is the host of a hugely successful game show, and is one of the most sought after brand ambassadors in India.

The Grail Legend

Author: Emma Jung,Marie-Luise von Franz

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691002378

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 452

View: 9250

Writing in a clear and readable style, two leading women of the Jungian school of psychology present this legend as a living myth that is profoundly relevant to modern life. 17 illustrations.

The Legend of the Christmas Tree

Author: Rick Osborne,Bill Dodge

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0310700434

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 556

When the Johnson family goes looking for a Christmas tree they learn how trees have been used, over the years, to explain the true meaning of Christmas.

The Golden Legend

Readings on the Saints

Author: Jacobus De Voragine

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691154074

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 788

View: 440

Depicting the lives of the saints in an array of factual and fictional stories, The Golden Legend was perhaps the most widely read book, after the Bible, during the late Middle Ages. It was compiled around 1260 by Jacobus de Voragine, a scholarly friar and later archbishop of Genoa, whose purpose was to captivate, encourage, and edify the faithful, while preserving a vast store of information pertaining to the legends and traditions of the church. In this translation, the first in English of the complete text, William Granger Ryan captures the immediacy of this rich work, which offers an important guide for readers interested in medieval art and literature and, more generally, in popular religious culture. Arranged according to the order of saints' feast days, these fascinating stories are now combined into one volume. This edition also features an introduction by Eamon Duffy contextualizing the work.

The Legend

Author: Suzanne Robinson

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307808076

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 728

From the bestselling author of The Treasure comes another intriguing tale -- the story of a man who takes possession of a haunted castle ... only to find himself bewitched by the earthly charms of the lady of the house. A lady of virtue... To escape another loveless marriage, Honor Jennings -- a young, captivating, and much too headstrong woman -- enters the Order of Vowesses. As widows, the vowesses promise to remain celibate and modest for the rest of their lives. That's just fine with Honor -- until she discovers that Galen de Marlowe has moved into the ruins of Durance Guarde castle. Her castle. The infamous legend of a wailing woman haunting its walls had always kept strangers away -- and now Honor intends to make certain Galen believes the legend with all his heart.... A lord of desire... Galen de Marlowe sought out the isolated castle as a place to ponder the visions that are both his gift and his curse. His clairvoyance had once helped the king. But his new premonitions of a royal murder need careful thought before he acts. And now an interfering yet utterly beguiling woman is complicating his life. No ghostly disguise can hide the fact that Honor is flesh and blood, sweet to touch, irresistible to kiss. And when she stumbles upon Galen's secret talents, he knows only one way to ensure her silence: to make her his wife by a desire and a deception far greater than Honor can imagine.... From the Paperback edition.

The Legend of Seleucus

Author: Daniel Ogden

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107164788

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 6401

The first full reconstruction of and investigation into the vibrant and fascinating legend of King Seleucus, successor to Alexander the Great.

Champ - Beyond the Legend

Author: Joseph W. Zarzynski

Publisher: M Z Information

ISBN: 9780937559017

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 1863

" ... Explores the scientific mystery of Lake Champlain's Loch Ness monster-like animals called Champ."--Cover.

Rumor Mills

The Social Impact of Rumor and Legend

Author: Gary Alan Fine,Véronique Campion-Vincent,Chip Heath

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780202368665

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

View: 7840

The goal of this volume is to explore the social and political dynamics of rumor and the related concept of urban or contemporary legend. These forms of communication often appear in tandem with social problems, including riots, racial or political violence, and social and economic upheavals. The volume emphasizes the connection of rumor to a set of social concerns from government corruption and corporate scandal, to racial, religious, and other prejudices. Central to the dialogue are issues of truth, belief, history, public policy, and evidence. Rumor has been recognized as one of the most important contributing factors to violence and discrimination. Yet, despite its significance in exacerbating social discord and mistrust, little systematic scholarly attention has been paid to the political origins and consequences of rumor. Rumor is defined as a proposition for belief that is not backed by secure standards of evidence. Rumor can be traditional or not, and can be expressed as a simple claim of fact. In both instances groups of claim-makers, operating out of their own interests and with a set of resources, attempt to depict reality, and if possible, impact the future. The need for this book is underscored by changing patterns of technology. What in the past was grounded in face- to-face interaction is now often found on the Internet, which is a major source of rumor. An appreciation of how new electronic forms of communication affect communal belief is essential for explicating rumor dynamics. The volume is comprehensive. Essays cover race and ethnicity, migration and globalization, corporate malfeasance, and state and government corruption. While editors and contributors well appreciate the dynamic nature of rumors and legends, the high quality of the effort make it evident that the issues that are raised and reoccur will serve to channel and inspire research in this major field of communications research for years to come. Gary Alan Fine is professor of sociology at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Veronique Campion-Vincent is a folklorist at the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, in Paris, France. Chip Heath is associate professor of organizational behavior in the Graduate School for Business at Stanford University in California. Each are accomplished authors and researchers--as are the participants in the volume itself.